Character in Real Life - One-Minute Testimonials
TOLERANCE –A One-Minute Testimonial Announcement
Faith Committee, Character Council of Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky
Contributed from Encyclopedia of 15,000 Illustrations
A LESSON IN CHRISTIAN TOLERANCE
A preacher announced a men’s meeting in his church, proposing to give the men a chance to air their objections to Christianity. Over one hundred were present.
The first objector said, “Church members are no better than others.” “The ministers are no good,” said another.
And so the objections were mentioned one after another, and the pastor wrote them down on paper: “Hypocrites in the church,” “The church is a rich man’s club,” “Christians don’t believe the Bible any more”—twenty-seven in all.
When they were through the pastor read off the whole list, then tossed it aside, saying, “Boys, you have objected to us pastors, to church members, to the Bible, and other things, but you have not said a word against my Master!”
And in a few simple words he preached Christ to them as the faultless One, and invited them to come to Him, and believe on Him. Forty-nine men responded.
—Record of Christian Work
[Reproduced with permission from Encylopedia of 15,000 Illustrations, by Paul Lee Tan, Communications, Inc., Dallas, TX, 1998, #493]
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