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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

GOD EXHIBITS TOLERANCE AT YALE

Horace Bushnell (1802-1876), who afterwards became the great American theologian, was at Yale University as a tutor. He was the most popular tutor in the University. Men who idolized him said: “There’s Horace Bushnell, the most popular tutor in the University. He isn’t a Christian. So what is the use of being a Christian?”

One day he went to his room, wrestled with the subject, and finally knelt down and offered up this prayer: “Oh, God! if there be any God, show me whether Jesus Christ is Thy Son or not. If Thou wilt show me that He is, I will accept Him and confess Him.” It did not take the Heavenly Father long to show him, and Horace Bushnell came out on the side of Christ. Almost every student in Yale University was converted.

—Acts and Facts

[Reproduced with permission from Encyclopedia of 15,000 Illustrations, by Paul Lee Tan, Communications, Inc., Dallas, TX, 1998, #1846]

 

 

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