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The laws of probability

Professor Peter Stoner applied the laws of probability to just eight of the Old Testament prophecies regarding Jesus Christ. He says: ‘The chance that any man might have …fulfilled all eight prophecies is one in ten to the seventeenth place. … Continue reading

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Rampant consumerism – our year-round affliction

Many of us would agree with psychologist Patricia Dalton, who says that rampant consumerism, once confined to the holidays, has become a year-round affliction. She observes unhappy people trying to fill the emptiness of their lives by irresponsible spending and … Continue reading

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It takes a great spirit to come through hardship

Four centuries ago Martin Rinkert became the minister of his hometown parish in Eilenburg, Germany. A year later the Thirty Years War broke out and Eilenburg was caught in the middle. In the midst of it a massive plague swept … Continue reading

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What makes wealth wealth?

John D. Rockerfeller at the age of fifty became the world’s first billionaire. But three years later he had a nervous breakdown. His body was racked with pain, he lost all the hair on his head, he couldn’t sleep, wouldn’t … Continue reading

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One prediction I do believe

Futurists are people who supposedly predict future trends, though we’ve usually forgotten what they said when the future arrives. However, some famous predictions have been recorded, like Thomas Watson, of IBM, who said, “I think there is a world market … Continue reading

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Peace for a troubled conscience

The US Government has a fund called the Conscience Fund, made up of anonymous contributions sent in by people whose consciences are troubled by things they should have paid for but didn’t. They also keep the letters, like the one … Continue reading

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Virtue is in what you choose to do

People once thought that to get out of bed on the left side was to open oneself to evil spirits. That’s why we talk about somebody in a foul temper having got out of bed on the wrong side. And … Continue reading

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