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A tree with an old religious sign nailed to it on Taylor Street in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Sin has an awful cost, it's repent or pay.


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The Cost of Sin

This tree is on Taylor Street in the city of Fort Wayne. A small church, the Emmanuel Assembly, owned a large plot of land along Taylor, and this sign has been posted on this tree for many years.

"Sin has an awful cost. It's repent or pay"

Down the street a short distance is another tree with a sign that reads; "You are on your way to Hell. Or Heaven. Proceed with caution."


Update: In January of 2014, I drove down Taylor Street for the first time in several months. The "Sin Has An Awful Cost" sign had been taken down. It had been there for decades, as long as I can remember going back to my childhood. I wonder why it came down? The "You Are On Your Way To Hell" sign down the street is still there.




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