Rebellion

Indian boy thought he spent the night alone (illustration)

The early American Indians had a unique practice of training young braves. On the night of a boy’s thirteenth birthday, after learning hunting, scouting, and fishing skills, he was put to one final test. He was placed in a dense forest to spend the entire night alone. Until …

Rebellion (illustration)

On December 25, 1908, a newspaper published in Messina, Sicily printed an article against God, daring Him to make Himself known by sending an earthquake. Three days later the city was devastated by a terrible quake that killed 84,000 people. (Today in the Word, October, 1997) …

Sicily Dares God to Send an Earthquake (illustration)

On December 25, 1908, a newspaper published in Messina, Sicily printed an article against God, daring Him to make Himself known by sending an earthquake. Three days later the city was devastated by a terrible quake that killed 84,000 people. (Today in the Word, October, 19 …

Joseph Stalin was once a seminary student (illustration)

The incredible irony of his whole life is that at one time Josef Stalin had been a seminary student, preparing for the ministry. At a later time it seems that he made a decisive change from his belief in God. This dramatic and complete reversal of conviction that resulted in his …

A mother who refuses to give up on her daughter (illustration)

The rebellion of a teenage daughter was breaking her mother’s heart. Their struggle reached its zenith when the young girl was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol. After posting bail for her daughter, the two did not speak until the next afternoon. When they came …

Revolt is revolt regardless of how it takes place (illustration)

“Revolt is revolt whether it is militant, blatant rebellion or quiet, respectable indifference.” (Source Unknown, Lou Nicholes - Missionary/Author). …

A dad drives a nail in a post every time his son rebels (illustration)

Someone tells the story of a boy who was rebelling against his dad constantly. This boy was destroying his own life by his rebellion, but he refused to heed his father’s words. One day, the dad said to the boy, “I want to show you what you’re doing to your life. I’m going to …

Joseph Stalin - Clenched His Fist Toward God (illustration)

Svetlana Stalin, the daughter of Josef Stalin tells how her father lay dying, plagued with terrifying hallucinations, he suddenly sat halfway up in bed, clenched his fist toward the heavens once more, fell back upon his pillow, and was dead. The incredible irony of his whole life …

Hell is For the People Who didn’t Believe Right (illustration)

D.A. Carson once said, “Hell is not a place where people are consigned because they were pretty good blokes, but they just didn’t believe the right stuff. They’re consigned there, first and foremost, because they defy their maker and want to be at the center of the uni …

Joseph Stalin as a Seminary Student Turned His Back on God (illustration)

Svetlana Stalin, the daughter of Josef Stalin, told the incredible story of how her father Josef Stalin had been a seminary student, preparing for the ministry. Then he came to a point in life where he made a decisive break from his belief in God. This dramatic and complete …

Cancel My Subscription (illustration)

The editor of a small weekly newspaper in a town in the West was hard put one week for copy to fill his columns. So he had his compositor set up the Ten Commandments, and ran them without making any editorial comment. Three days after the paper was published he received a l …

MacArthur - The World is Quietly at Peace (illustration)

On September 2, 1945 General Douglas MacArthur spoke to the world from the Battleship Missouri anchored in Tokyo Bay, “Today the guns are silent. The entire world is quietly at peace.” That long war cost sixty million lives, and an estimated $1 trillion. It came o …

Three People Caught For Speeding (illustration)

In Greenville, Mississippi, a radar device set up in a speed zone quickly caught three persons. The first was Mayor Pat Dunne. He paid a fine and commented, “The only way to avoid fines is not to speed.” The second person arrested was a policeman. The third was a l …

Douglas MacArthur Spoke to The World (illustration)

World War II had ended. On September 2, 1945 General Douglas MacArthur spoke to the world from the Battleship Missouri anchored in Tokyo Bay, “Today the guns are silent...the skies no longer rain death...the seas bear only commerce...men everywhere walk upright in the …

Rebellion (illustration)

The Beatles rebellion against the God of the Bible goes way back for most of them! One example is the fact that John Lennon was taken to Sunday School by his Aunt Mimi. He even sang in the choir. But, by age 11, John was barred from Sunday services in his aunt’s Anglican ch …

Stephen Olford - "Anywhere, Any Time, at Any Cost!” (illustration)

A son of a missionary to Africa Did not want to go through the trials and tribulations of a missionary. Was mistreated by Christians in England and rebelled against God. He got into racing motorcycles. Remembers his mother praying and weeping for him. Injured in a motorcycl …

Humanism is Man’s Rebellion Against God (illustration)

“Humanism is man’s rebellion against and alienation from God. This is mans slavery. How can that which produced mans slavery set him free from it? All mans efforts to possess a self-contained freedom, to find the meaning of life by his own wisdom, to build a worthy human soci …