Contributed by Owen Bourgaize on Oct 18, 2000
Polycarp, the bishop of Smyrna was brought before the Roman authorities and told to curse Christ and he would be released. He replied, "Eighty-six years have I served him, and he has done me no wrong: how then can I blaspheme my king who saved me?" The Roman officer replied, "Unless you change
Contributed by Dan Erickson on Nov 14, 2000
A fellow skeptic once asked the famous atheist Voltaire if he would speak some words of comfort to a friend who was dying. Voltaire responded, "I don’t think I can do that. The
Contributed by Dan Erickson on Nov 22, 2000
A poll done by The Minneapolis Star Tribune a few years ago found that 65% of the people in Minnesota believed in hell. That is a pretty high number. Only 15%, however, said they knew someone who would be a sure bet to go there, and only 3% felt that they themselves deserved to end up in
Contributed by Mary Lewis on Feb 12, 2001
C. S. Lewis said: "to love at all is to be vulnerable. Love anything, and your heart will certainly be wrung and possibly be broken. If you want to make sure of keeping it intact, you must give your heart to no one. Wrap it around carefully with hobbies and little luxuries; avoid all entanglements;
Contributed by Robert Rust on Mar 2, 2001
HELL FREEZES OVER
A rough and gruff man from Massachusetts who didn’t live a very good life died and went to hell. The devil really wanted to punish him, so he put him to work breaking up rocks with a sledgehammer. To make it worse he cranked up the temperature and the humidity.
In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. Quickly, God was faced with a class action suit for failure to file an environmental impact statement. God was granted a temporary permit for the project, but was stymied with the “cease and desist” order for the earthly part.
Contributed by Tj Tipton on Mar 31, 2001
Charles H. Spurgeon in training young ministers said to his students, "When you talk about heaven let your face light up with a heavenly glory.
Contributed by Owen Bourgaize on Apr 22, 2001
It’s so easy to fall into the trap of complacency, of doing nothing, of ignoring the danger of being in a wrong relationship with God. There’s a legend where three demons are overheard planning how to get most victims for their master. The first said: "Tell the people ’There is no God’" "No,
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 30, 2001
Heaven is close enough for souls in torment to glimpse; far enough away for them to forever miss what could
Contributed by Richard Crow on May 24, 2001
The Department of Social Services in Greenville County, South Carolina sent the following letter to a deceased individual. "Your food stamps will be stopped effective March, 1992, because we received notice that you passed away. May God bless you. You
Contributed by Jonathan Lucas on Jun 5, 2001
When England closed it’s Libyan Embassy Muammar Qaddafi became so angry that he ordered England to be removed from all maps in Libya. If you buy a map in that country today, that area will be represented by a new arm of the North Sea bordered by Scotland and Wales. Simply removing England
Contributed by Evie Megginson on Aug 13, 2001
John Vassar won a blacksmith to the Lord while working at the blacksmith's shop. As he was putting the horseshoe he was working on into the fire, John Vassar told him about hell, and it
Contributed by David Yarbrough on Sep 17, 2001
But there is one thing that is hard to fathom in the World Trade Center attack. After the planes hit the towers in New York the people in the floors above the fire where trapped. I’m sure you’ve seen the pictures of people jumping out of the upper floors to escape the fire and smoke.
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Oct 11, 2001
There was a king who had all his world could afford. The thing he loved most, however, was to laugh.
Once while being entertained a jester came along wishing to join in the festival of activities and also wishing to perform for him. His opportunity came and he put the best comical show together
Story: Dr. Ian Paisley, the fiery Irish cleric and politician was reputed to have been preaching one Sunday on the End Times - and in particular on the Day of Judgement.
As he reached the climax of his address he said that on the Day of Judgement "there would be wailing and gnashing of teeth".
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Dec 17, 2001
"...I see a world threatened by the devouring fire of hell, while the church slumbers that ought to stay the destruction, must I not lift up my voice like a trumpet?... In about one-third of a century the generation of our contemporaries will be forever beyond the reach of our love. We seem often
Contributed by Rick Stacy on Jun 3, 2002
In April of 2001 an attorney friend of mine made a commitment to Christ. His life so changed in the last year that one his peers noticed. While he was in my friend office one day he asked what had brought about the change he saw. My friend told him that he had committed his life to Jesus.
Contributed by Jeff Strite on Jun 18, 2002
Looking over the rim of the volcano’s crater, the American tourist remarked, "Reminds one of Hell, doesn’t it?"
The guide threw up his hands and
Contributed by Robert Leroe on Jul 10, 2002
C.S. Lewis told about a tombstone that read, “Here lies an atheist—all dressed up and no place to go.” He