March Sermon Illustrations

March 31, 2010

The Infallible Bible-Barometer

In September, 1938, a man who lived on Long Island was able one day to satisfy a life-long ambition by purchasing for himself a very fine barometer. When the instrument arrived at his home, he was extremely disappointed to find that the indicating needle appeared to be stuck, pointing to the sector marked "Hurricane." After shaking the barometer very vigorously several times, its new owner sat down and wrote a scorching letter to the store from which he had purchased the instrument, and on the following morning, on his way to his office in New York, he mailed the letter. That evening he returned to Long Island, to find not only the barometer missing, but his house also. The barometer's needle had been right—there was a hurricane! ... Yet how many Christians there are who seem to regard the clear fingers of prophecy in the Word of God with like indifference and disdain!—E. Schuyler English, in Our Hope.

Subjects: Prophecy

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