Thirty Three Miners rescued and brought to safety

On Wednesday, October 13, 2010, the last of the Chilean miners was raised from the depths of the earth – a joyous ending to a 69 day ordeal that riveted the world. He ascended through 600 metres of rock and surfaced before a jubilant crowd of 2000, with millions watching around the world. The men had risked their lives working and going into the unstable gold and copper mine for about $1,600 a month.

The crowd in Camp Hope, down the hill from the escape shaft, set off confetti, released balloons and sprayed champagne as the last miner surfaced. In Chile's capitol of Santiago, hundreds gathered in Plaza Italia, waving flags and chanting victory slogans in the miners' honour. In nearby Copiapo, about 3000 people gathered in the town square, where a huge screen broadcast live footage of the rescue. The exuberant crowd waved Chilean flags of all sizes and blew on red vuvuzelas as cars drove around the plaza honking their horns, their drivers yelling, "Long live Chile!"

Now consider the following.

Luke 15:10. There is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner that repents.

Mankind without the presence of God is not a living soul (Genesis 2:4-7) and the rejoicing of mankind for thirty three miners is all in vain. The word repent does not mean what mankind has been conditioned to believe. For a better understanding what it means to repent, we invite you to read the article Repent listed on this website. The Baptism of Repentance (Mark 1:4) is the only way that can reunite mankind with the true and living God and when a person repents all of heaven will rejoice.

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