Do the stories below sound believable?
Tancredo Neves (President of Brazil ):
During the Presidential campaign, he said if he got 500,000 votes from his party, not even God would remove him from Presidency.
Sure he got the votes, but he got sick a day before being made President, then he died .
The man who built the Titanic
After the construction of Titanic, a reporter asked him how safe the Titanic would be.
With an ironic tone he said: "Not even God can sink it"
The result: I think you all know what happened to the Titanic .
John Lennon (Singer):
Some years before, during his interview with an American Magazine, he said:
"Christianity will end, it will disappear. I do not have to argue about that. I am certain. Jesus was ok, but his subjects were too simple, Today we are more famous than Him" (1966).
Lennon, after saying that the Beatles were more famous than Jesus Christ, was shot six times.
Cazuza (Bi-sexual Brazilian composer, singer and poet):
During A show in Canecio ( Rio de Janeiro ),
while smoking his cigarette, he puffed out some smoke into the air and said: "God, that's for you."
He died at the age of 32 of AIDS in a horrible manner.
Marilyn Monroe (Actress)
She was visited by Billy Graham during a presentation of a show.
He said the Spirit of God had sent him to preach to her.
After hearing what the Preacher had to say, she said:
"I don't need your Jesus".
A week later, she was found dead in her apartment .
Campinas (IN 2005)
In Campinas, Brazil a group of friends, drunk, went to pick up a friend.....
The mother accompanied her to the car and was so worried about the drunkenness of her friends and she said to the daughter holding her hand, who was already seated in the car:
"My Daughter, Go With God And May He Protect You.."
She responded: "Only If He (God) Travels In The Trunk, Cause Inside Here.....It's Already Full "
Hours later, news came by that they had been involved in a fatal accident, everyone had died,
the car could not be recognized what type of car it had been, but surprisingly, the trunk was intact.
The police said there was no way the trunk could have remained intact. To their surprise, inside the trunk was a crate of eggs, none was broken .
Christine Hewitt (Jamaican Journalist and entertainer) said the Bible (Word of God) was the worst book ever written.
In June 2006 she was found burnt beyond recognition in her motor vehicle .
Could God instantly strike down some blaspheming fool? Absolutely, but from what I can see in the scriptures, God doesn't act rashly to the foolish whims of man, though he may prematurely cut someone down.
We all die eventually, some deaths are ironic, because of surrounding circumstances. Take Madalyn Murray O'Hair for instance... murdered and dismembered in gruesome fashion.
When I was a teenage boy, our SBC church was holding a revival. One of the girls who was kind of a loose party girl in town promised that she would come... she skipped all of the services, but finally agreed that she would come on the final night of the revival. On the way to the revival she and another girl, who was the older sister to a classmate of mine, were involved in an automobile accident. My classmate's sister was in a coma for a period of time, the other girl died instantly. What are the odds that this girl would die on her way to a revival that she had been skipping all week? Would she had died that night if she would have been out partying instead? Who can say for sure...
There is no guarantee that she would have gotten saved the night she died, but it was a tragic irony.
Last edited by Invictus; 04-21-2012 at 11:35 AM.
Pontifex Maximus Invictus II
OT: So every action is decreed by God, right? The rape of a 3-year-old...
Infants that are not elect go to hell to be punished justly for their sin.~Squirrel
God wants sin to occur. - Bloviating Theologian
God in his sovereignty can and does use some pedophiles in positions of leadership in gospel preaching churches to advance the gospel- Stephen
#2. Definately, I believe it was Ismay (White Star boss) that made the statement.
#3. Death was too far removed from the incident.
#4. Death from aids was foregone conclusion with that lifestyle in Brazil.
#5. Too Jack Hylesish. This is a sermon illustration.
#6. Death foregone conclusion from getting into a car with a drunk driver. Intact trunk and eggs is the stuff of urban legend.
#7. Never heard of her or the circumstatnces of her death so can't comment.
One that is. Col. Patrick Ferguson sent word to the settlers in East TN taht if they didn't lay down their weapons and swear alleigence to the king he would march over the mountains," hang their leaders and lay waste to their lands wioth fire and sword." TN and KY militia crossed the mountains and entered SC chasing Freguson and this army of Tories. Ferguson occupied a strong position atop a plateau known as Kings Mtn. and bragged, God Almighty will not drive me from this spot." He's still there.