Where Living Begins

The Rice family in the Nevada Supreme Court chamber (2019)

There are dramatic differences between the US judicial system and that of other nations.

In the US, for example, every accused is assumed innocent until the government proves guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. In other nations you’re guilty until you prove your innocence in court.

Another hallmark of the American court system is that when accused by the government, the government must pay for your legal defense. Everyone accused is entitled to an advocate, and no one accused must speak unless that lawyer is present.

The Bible pictures Heaven as a divine courtroom. On one side of the courtroom stands Satan, whom the Bible calls the accuser of our brethren (Revelation 12:10), accusing you of sin (Zechariah 3:1-3).

You stand in the center of the room. Even as Christians we sin, and the nearer we are to the character of…

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