Tag Archives: History

Doing Something About It

Two strangers attended the same church for several Sundays. None spoke to them. One said, “I will give this church one more chance. If nobody speaks to me next Sunday, I’ll never go there again.” The other said, “I don’t … Continue reading

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A Peek At Early Christians

The late great theologian, pastor, and teacher Harry A. Ironside once used the following illustration in one of his sermons: When Pliny was governor of Bithynia, he wrote a most interesting letter to the Roman Emperor Trajan, asking why Christians … Continue reading

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Blest Be The Ties That Bind

In 1765 John Fawcett was called to pastor a very small congregation at Wainsgate, England. He labored there diligently for 7 years, but his salary was so meager that he and his wife could scarcely obtain the necessities of life. … Continue reading

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From Ann Landers

It has been reported that the late, great newspaper counselor, Ann Landers, received an average of 10,000 letters each month, and nearly all of them from people burdened with problems. She was asked if there was any one thing which … Continue reading

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An Old Soldier’s Prayer

Once when visiting his troops, General Douglas A. MacArthur shared this prayer with the soldiers: “Build me a son, O Lord, who will be strong enough to know when he is weak, and brave enough to face himself when he … Continue reading

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Reverse Roles Sunday Morning

A little girl, with shining eyes and little face aglow, said, “Daddy, it is almost time for Sunday school. Let’s go! They teach us there of Jesus’ love, and how He died that we might all have everlasting life by … Continue reading

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Go Back! You’re Too Young

My father was the senior elder in our church for many years. When I was a boy, eleven years of age, an evangelist held a series of meetings in our church. One night he asked every Christian to come forward … Continue reading

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Three Hairs and Lost Influence

A strange dog came to a preacher’s house, and his three sons soon became quite fond of it. It so happened that there were three white hairs in the animal’s tail. One day an advertisement was seen in the newspaper … Continue reading

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Napoleon Hated Nobody

Of Napoleon, Herold writes: “Napoleon loved only himself, but unlike Hitler, he hated nobody. In good as in evil, he was without emotion, and he did only so much of either as he believed necessary. Napoleon’s main achievement, if it … Continue reading

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Evil Rasputin

We have all heard about Gregory Rasputin, the “Mad Monk of Russia” who managed to get a strong hold on the royal family of his day. Some believe the corrupting power he exerted was a contributing factor in the takeover … Continue reading

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Mail-Order Church Cleared

Maybe some of you remember this story from awhile back. After six years of court battles, Kirby J. Hensley and his mail-order Universal Life Church were cleared of all charges in the State of California. A San Jose municipal judge … Continue reading

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Ordination of a Dog

“Sadie,” a Labrador retriever belonging to the Charles Thurber family in Terra Linda, California, was ordained as a minister of faith by the Hilltop House Church in San Rafael. The dog’s name and $15 were submitted by the Better Business … Continue reading

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Doctor of Divinity, Anyone?

In Evanston, Illinois, are the “Missionaries of the New Truth” who also advertise under the heading: “We want you to join our faith as an ORDAINED MINISTER with the rank of DOCTOR OF DIVINITY.” They state: “We are a fast-growing … Continue reading

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No Questions Asked

The following advertisement was clipped from a college newspaper based in Tucson, Arizona: WOULD YOU LIKE TO BECOME A MINISTER? ORDINATION is without question and for life. LEGAL in all 50 states and most foreign countries. Perform legal marriages, ordinations … Continue reading

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Working Harder

It’s been estimated that during a very lucrative time for Fuller Brush Company, salesmen would get into 1 in every three homes by knocking on doors, and a sale is made in one of every six homes entered. By comparison, … Continue reading

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The Birth of Mormonism

Mormonism owes its birth to trifling employment of time by a minister of the gospel! Its Book of Mormon, on which it is built, was written by one Reverend Solomon Spaulding during a period of delicate health. To beguile the … Continue reading

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Saving More Souls In Utah

Years ago a wealthy lady from the east made many trips to Salt Lake City to be baptized for the dead. Over the years she was baptized 30,000 times! She did it for relatives and friends and former people like … Continue reading

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Joseph Smith’s Thoughts On The Moon

“The inhabitants of the Moon are more of a uniform size than the inhabitants of the earth, being about 6 feet in height.” “They dress very much like the Quaker style and . . . live to be very old; … Continue reading

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The World’s Largest Press

Who owns the largest printing press in the world? The New York Times? Look? No! It is the Jehovah’s Witnesses. They have one press that puts out 500 pieces of propaganda every second. From that one press alone, comes out … Continue reading

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Armageddon Date Revised

September 1975 had been the date set for the world’s end, according to some zealots within the Jehovah’s Witnesses. However, it soon appeared that it was a slight miscalculation and had been corrected by the sect’s 81-year-old theologian, F. W. … Continue reading

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