This is one path in a previous story. If you have not read the story, please start from the beginning.
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The son inclined his ear to his father’s words. He recognised that the good king’s law was good. He recognised that the good king ruled by right. He also recognised that his rebellion was unjustified and foolish. He saw he was going to die.
Yet the prince became angry, and said:
“You old fool! I do not recognise your rule, nor do I respect your law. Therefore, I will fight against you so that I can be free to rule myself. And although it has led me to this place, where I must die, know this: I will never submit to your rule.”
With great regret, and deep sadness, the good king turned his rebellious son over to the jailer, and the jailer to the judge, who handed him over to the executioner, who, with one, swift slash of an axe, ended the son’s life forever.
~ The end.
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Now therefore, O kings, be wise;
be warned, O rulers of the earth.
Serve the Lord with fear,
and rejoice with trembling.
Kiss the Lord Messiah,
lest he be angry, and you perish in your way,
for his wrath is quickly kindled.
Blessed are all who take refuge in him.
Whoever believes in Jesus Christ has eternal life; whoever does not obey Jesus Christ shall not see life, but the wrath of God remains on him.