I was a Christian and teaching adult Sunday school, working in VBS, traveling down life’s journey…..then I got a call from my doctor and he on July 6, 2010 he said Mr. Elliott you have cancer, and I cannot locate the source of that cancer. It was a long 12 mile ride home that day…….Philippians 1-21 For me to live is Christ, and to die is gain…….as this verse of scripture rang though my head that day, I began to draw on my faith, and I was faced with my own mortality. There were going to be some “dark-days” ahead of me, and I remember 35-radiation treatments, 6-six hour session of chemo therapy, and radical neck dissection surgery. So here I am, 5 years later cancer free. I wrote a book entitled “What Does God Want Me to Give”, (not to good, I’m not that great of a writer), I thought I was going to die of cancer. There was a man in my church who died of the exact same cancer I had, and I went and prayed over him with a group of men from our church. It was very emotional for me. Romans 9:13 As it is written, Jacob have I loved, but Esau have I hated. Romans 9:15 For he saith to Moses, I will have mercy on whom I will have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I will have compassion. My question here is this……Why does God allow some to die of cancer, and some to survive cancer. Quick and Simple answer is Romans 9:15…….Your thoughts….?