The Will

Ernest Digweed, a retired teacher from Portsmouth, England, left a rather strange will when he died in 1976. He left $44,000 for Jesus Christ "on the occasion of His return to this earth."

Mr. Digweed wanted to be sure the money didn't go astray. So he specified that in order to claim it, Christ must return within the next 80 years. He must return specifically "to reign on earth." And He must prove His identity to the British government.

Mr. Digweed's probate attorney said, "I certainly anticipate we are going to have a lot of trouble, particularly with cranks." And he asked anyone who might be listening, "Who can tell who is the real Jesus Christ? Different people think different things."

By George Vandeman, Signs of the Times, January 1993. Dale Galusha

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