Believe

McDowell Answers Tough Questions (illustration)

People refuse to believe that which they don’t want to believe, in spite of evidence. When explorers first went to Australia they found a mammal which laid eggs; spent some time in water, some on land; had a broad, flat tail, webbed feet, and a bill similar to a duck. Upon …

John Paton: Leaning is Believing (illustration)

When the great missionary, John C. Paton, was translating the Scriptures for his South Sea Islanders, apparently there was no word for “believe” in their native tongue. For a long while he was really baffled. One day a native came into his study and, being tired out, fl …

Hell is no longer emphasized (illustration)

 Hell, it would seem, has fallen on rather lean times. It used to be that the vast majority of Christians, regardless of denominational affiliation, believed that Hell was a real place where the wicked go when they die. The very thought of the pains and torments of Hell was …

Howard Hendricks Had a Teacher Who Believed in Him (illustration)

Howard Hendricks tells how he came from a broken family and was a problem kid. During his first day in fifth grade the teacher said, ’Oh, Howard Hendricks. I’ve heard a lot about you. I understand you are the worst kid in school.’ That year Howard did whatever he could to prov …