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University Of Chicago Divinity School Each Years ...
Shared By: Guy McGraw on Apr 24, 2001
Summary: UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO DIVINITY SCHOOL each years has what is called ’BAPTIST DAY’. On this day each one is to bring a lunch to an outdoor picnic area and the school invites one of the popular lecturers to speak at the theological educat...
Category: Stories
based on 173 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
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Let Me Illustrate With The Words That Mark ...
Shared By: Matthew Sickling on Apr 13, 2007
Summary: Let me illustrate with the words that Mark Buchanan wrote of his own experience in his book entitled “Your God Is Too Safe.” He wrote that when he was saved, “I hit the ground running. Immediately, I volunteered for everything, anything, that I felt...
Category: Quotes
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
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On An Old ‘amos And Andy' Television Program, ...
Shared By: R. David Reynolds on Mar 5, 2008
Summary: “On an old ‘Amos and Andy’ television program, Andy was angry. There was a big man who would continually slap him across the chest every time they met. Andy finally had enough of it. He told Amos, ‘I’m going to get revenge. I put a stick of dyna...
Category: Stories
Denomination: Methodist
Scripture: none
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Atheistic French Philosopher Voltaire Declared, ...
Shared By: Guy McGraw on Mar 31, 2008
Summary: Atheistic French philosopher Voltaire declared, "Christianity win be non-existent 100 years after my death." But exactly 100 years after his death, the European Bible Society bought his house and turned it into the continents' largest printing press...
Category: Stories
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
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An Increasing Number Of People In America And ...
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Apr 15, 2008
Summary: An increasing number of people in America and around the world don't believe in God. The Pew Research Center for the People & the Press has found 20% of Americans ages 18 to 25 say they have no religious affiliation or consider themselves atheists o...
Category: Statistics
Denomination: *other
Scripture: none
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C.l. Bremer, An Atheist Turned Christian, Was ...
Shared By: Dave Kinney on Jul 26, 2008
Summary: C.L. Bremer, an atheist turned Christian, was once asked, "How much do you know about God?" to which he responded, "I know very little about God, but what little I know has radically changed my life."
Category: Quotes
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
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South Park: God's Authority
Shared By: Johnny Wilson on Feb 15, 2009
Summary: SOUTH PARK: GOD'S AUTHORITY The hostile atheists do not want to admit that God is Creator because such an admission would give God authority over their lives. They would rather serve chance so that all experience is relative and so that there are...
Category: Movies / Videos
Denomination: *other
Scripture: none
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Athiesm on Campus
Shared By: Charles Wallis on Feb 18, 2009
Summary: ATHIESM ON CAMPUS 70-75% of Christian youth leave the church after high school. Intellectual skepticism is one of the major reasons they walk away. Most Christian students are unequipped to resist rabidly anti-Christian college professors who a...
Category: Statistics
Denomination: Pentecostal
Scripture: none
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3-D Theology
Shared By: Johnny Wilson on Feb 20, 2009
Summary: 3-D THEOLOGY When people like Christopher Hitchens and Richard Dawkins claim that they can prove that God doesn’t exist, they are making an arrogant mistake. Pardon me while I draw an example from modern animation. When I was a child, the most gl...
Category: Movies / Videos
Denomination: *other
Scripture: none
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The Aged Atheist
Shared By: Dave Kinney on Mar 29, 2009
Summary: Dr. Jess Moody once wrote with biting sarcasm, "What do aged atheists have to talk about, as they sit around waiting to die? Do they discuss the legacy of morality, decency, integrity, and spiritual sensitivity they have given to their children?...
Category: Quotes
based on 3 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
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The Other 19 Percent
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Apr 9, 2009
Summary: THE OTHER 19 PERCENT Even if they’re unsure of it, most people want to believe in Heaven, and most people have some concept of it. TIME took a poll 10 years ago, and 81% of the people they surveyed said they believed in the existence of Heaven, w...
Category: Stories
based on 1 rating
Denomination: *other
Scripture: John 12:37-50
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God Settles His Accounts
Shared By: Sermon Central Staff on Oct 27, 2009
Summary: GOD SETTLES HIS ACCOUNTS An atheist farmer often ridiculed people who believed in God. He wrote the following letter to the editor of a local newspaper: "I plowed on Sunday, planted on Sunday, cultivated on Sunday, and hauled in my crops on Sunda...
Category: Stories
based on 2 ratings
Denomination: *other
Scripture: 2 Peter 3:11-12
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Blasphemy Challenge
Shared By: Dale Pilgrim on Nov 12, 2009
Summary: BLASPHEMY CHALLENGE J. Michael Shannon tells how some young people put up a web site to encourage atheism. The site invited people to dare God to send them to hell. More than 400 young people took the challenge. People who took the challenge rece...
Category: Stories
based on 3 ratings
Denomination: Salvation Army
Scripture: none
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People Dare God To Send Them To ...
Shared By: Sermon Central Staff on Nov 12, 2009
Summary: People Dare God to Send Them to Hell J. Michael Shannon tells how some young people put up a web site to encourage atheism. The site invited people to dare God to send them to hell. More than 400 young people took the challenge. People who took the...
Category: Stories
Denomination: *other
Scripture: Psalms 53:1
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Easter in An Anti-God Rally
Shared By: Donnie Martin on Apr 14, 2010
Summary: EASTER IN AN ANTI-GOD RALLY During the early 1920's, a Communist leader named Nikolai Bukharin was sent from Moscow to Kiev to address an anti-God rally. For an hour, he abused and ridiculed the Christian faith until it seemed as if the whole str...
Category: Stories
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
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Brezhnev's Wife Defies Atheism
Shared By: Sermon Central Staff on Apr 28, 2010
Summary: BREZHNEV'S WIFE DEFIES ATHEISM As Vice President, George Bush represented the U.S. at the funeral of former Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev. Bush was deeply moved by a silent protest carried out by Brezhnev’s widow. She stood motionless by the cof...
Category: Stories
based on 1 rating
Denomination: *other
Scripture: Psalms 53:1
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An Atheist In ...
Shared By: Sermon Central Staff on May 26, 2010
Summary: An Atheist in Battle What the people in Gilead did in Judges 11:7 to Jephthah is what our nation has done to God. We only turn to Him when in distress. During the Korean War an atheist soldier was in a foxhole and bullets were flying above him...
Category: Stories
Denomination: *other
Scripture: Judges 11:7
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A Brief Biography Of Karl ...
Shared By: Sermon Central Staff on Jun 2, 2010
Summary: A Brief Biography of Karl Marx Back in the 1800’s there was a young man who had a profound sense of admiration for his father. His father saw to it that the life of the family revolved around the religious practices of their faith. In his teen year...
Category: Stories
Denomination: *other
Scripture: Proverbs 14:1
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Nietzsche and Christians
Shared By: Sermon Central Staff on Jun 6, 2010
Summary: NIETZSCHE AND CHRISTIANS Friedrich Nietzsche, the philosopher, said of Christians: "Look at whom they worship. Look at this God whom they worship. How foolish and imbecilic to follow one who died, and then to claim that that death is victory!...
Category: Quotes
Denomination: *other
Scripture: Psalms 14:1-3
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Spiritual Atheist?
Shared By: Peter Loughman on Jul 27, 2010
Summary: SPIRITUAL ATHEIST? Let’s think about this. Good equals Godly? Good equals spiritual? How exactly does being good and being spiritual parallel? I give a man on the street a warm meal and a place to stay. That’s a good thing. How is giving a man...
Category: Stories
Scripture: none
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The Atheists and the Pharisees
Shared By: Ross Cochrane on Oct 9, 2010
Summary: THE ATHEISTS AND THE PHARISEES He was wide eyed but unable to speak properly. The nurses told me that he did not have long to live. Brian (not his real name) was experiencing spasms of pain and shortness of breath. He was groaning, and looked wea...
Category: Stories
based on 1 rating
Scripture: none
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Hawking Given a Research Position
Shared By: Sermon Central Staff on Oct 23, 2010
Summary: HAWKING GIVEN A RESEARCH POSITION Stephen Hawking, the world’s most famous atheist, was welcomed last Sunday to a new research position in Waterloo by the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics. "You could say he is drawing a picture of God,...
Category: Quotes
based on 1 rating
Denomination: *other
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Hope Needs a Foundation
Shared By: Gordon Curley on Nov 22, 2010
Summary: HOPE NEEDS A FOUNDATION A little over a month before he died, the famous atheist Jean-Paul Sartre, when trying to resist strong feelings of despair, would often say to himself, "I know I shall die in hope." Then in profound sadness, he would add,...
Category: Stories
Denomination: Brethren
Scripture: none
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Liberal, Missouri: A Town of Atheists
Shared By: Jeff Strite on Apr 18, 2011
Summary: LIBERAL, MISSOURI: A TOWN OF ATHEISTS There was an experiment in atheism here in the United States. Back in the 1800s, Liberal, Missouri decided to become completely atheistic. Religion was not allowed inside the city limits. No church could exis...
Category: Stories
Scripture: none
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Good Timing
Shared By: Guy McGraw on Jun 22, 2011
Summary: GOOD TIMING Actress Shirley McLaine a new ager, was conducting one of her seminars at the Long Beach Arena teaching people about their own divinity. During the seminar, she had everyone light a candle. They turned off the lights so those candles ...
Category: Stories
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
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How Big Is Your God?
Shared By: Sermon Central Staff on Sep 7, 2011
Summary: HOW BIG IS YOUR GOD? Tony Campolo was once confronted by an atheist who was one of his students. The young man told Campolo, "For me to believe in God, I have to have a God that I can understand." And Campolo replied, "God refuses to be that s...
Category: Stories
based on 6 ratings
Denomination: *other
Scripture: Psalms 53:1
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Not Ready
Shared By: Guy McGraw on Apr 9, 2012
Summary: NOT READY After a presentation on the Evidences of God in Science four physics professors came up to Hugh Ross afterwards. Hugh asked if any of them could deny any of what had been presented. They said they could not. He then asked, "Why are y...
Category: Stories
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
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What Do You Have to Sing About?
Shared By: Sermon Central Staff on Aug 29, 2012
Summary: WHAT DO YOU HAVE TO SING ABOUT? Clarence Darrow, the famous atheist lawyer – once took part in a debate at a church in Chicago. In his attack on the Christian faith, he tried to play on the emotions of the black people who were there, and on thei...
Category: Stories
Denomination: *other
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No Atheists in the Water
Shared By: Paul Barreca on Mar 31, 2013
Summary: NO ATHEISTS IN THE WATER David Harrell wrote a book telling the story of his father, Edgar Harrell. Edgar was one of the 300 survivors of the sinking of the USS Indianapolis, the last US ship sunk by enemy contact in WW2. 600 of the 900 men who ...
Category: Stories
based on 11 ratings
Scripture: Hebrews 2:15
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The Greatest Cause of Atheism
Shared By: Troy Borst on Apr 25, 2013
Summary: THE GREATEST CAUSE OF ATHEISM Brennan Manning: "The greatest single cause of atheism in the world today is Christians: who acknowledge Jesus with their lips, walk out the door, and deny Him by their lifestyle. That is what an unbelieving world si...
Category: Quotes