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The Tragety of Hesitation During The Yorkshire Flood (illustration)

On the night of the great Yorkshire flood, which caused such disaster some years ago, a man on the reservoir saw the water rise to a dangerous height. He paced up and down for twenty minutes watching, hesitating, and asking himself the question, “Shall I give the alarm?” …

The man who didn’t believe his barometer (illustration)

The story is told of a man who lived on Long Island that purchased for himself a very fine barometer. When the instrument arrived at his home, he was extremely disappointed to find that the indicating needle appeared to be stuck, pointing to the sector marked ‘HURRICANE.’ A …

Prison Walls Built with Clay and Paper (illustration)

Needy Miners and settlers in British Columbia were stripping Fort Alcan of lumber, electrical appliances, and plumbing when they made an amazing discovery. While dismantling the jail they found that the mighty locks were attached to the heavy doors, and two-inch steel bar …

The Results of Leaving God Out of Our Lives (illustration)

Leaving God out of our lives allows sin to come into them. He wants us to enjoy life (l Timothy 6:l7) but to avoid those activities that could lead us away from Him. A few years ago a friend of mine in the ministry left his family and started living in immorality and doing …

Ship Destroyed by Missile it Could Have Avoided (illustration)

During the 1982 war in the Falkland Islands between England and Argentina, the Royal Navy’s 3,500-ton destroyer HMS Sheffield was sunk by a single missile fired from an Argentine fighter jet. It caused some people to wonder if modern surface warships were obsolete, sitting …

Manufactures Attach Warning Labels to Their Products (illustration)

Americans are getting warned constantly. Manufactures are growing increasingly wary of being sued when their products are misused, so they are attaching warning labels to hundreds of items. For example, a Batman outfit bears this warning: “Parents, please exercise caution&m …

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