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Federal income tax was being debated in 1913 (illustration)

When the first federal income tax was being debated in the US Senate in 1913, a senator speaking in opposition to the bill stated: “If we allow this 1 percent foot-in-the-door, at some future date it might rise to 5 percent.” (Original Source Unknown, Lou Nicholes - Mis …

Christ is Coming Again (illustration)

Evangelist Billy Graham says: “One of the best ways to get rid of discouragement is to remember that Christ is coming again. The most thrilling, glorious truth in all the world is the Second Coming of Jesus Christ. When we look around and see pessimism on every side, we shou …

Worldwide Jubilation After The War (illustration)

In 1945, after six seemingly endless years of war, the armies of the Third Reich in Germany finally surrendered. There had been rationing, blackouts, bombs and endless lists of the dead. Suddenly that all stopped and the troops came home and there was world-wide jubilation. (Sour …

Here is God on an old Mariner’s Chart (illustration)

An interesting map is on display in the British Museum in London. It’s an old mariner’s chart, drawn in 1525, outlining the North American coastline and adjacent waters. The cartographer made some intriguing notations on areas of the map that represented regions not yet explored. …

No Peer Pressure For a 122 Year Old Lady (illustration)

Jeanne Calment, at 122 years, was the oldest living human whose birth date could be authenticated. When asked to describe her vision for the future, she replied, “Very brief.” When the reporter asked the birthday girl what she like best about being 102 years old, she an …

Temple to be Built Where the Mosque of Omar Stands (illustration)

A few years ago my wife and I took a group of 46 young people to Israel to do evangelistic ministry. During this time we found it very interesting to visit places where furniture and harps are being made and stored for the third temple that the Jews hope to be able to rebui …

Queen Elizabeth, as a Little Girl, Threw a Tantrum (illustration)

When Queen Elizabeth was a little girl, she threw a tantrum. Her nanny said, “Do you know who you are?’ “Of course, “ she replied, “ I am Elizabeth.” “No,” scolded her nanny, “you are the heir apparent to the throne of the British Empir …