GRIN AND SHARE IT: “Marine Training”

Marine Training

Two things they teach Marines: Keep your priorities in
order Know when to act without hesitation.

A college professor, an avowed atheist, was teaching
his class. He shocked several of his students when he
flatly stated he was going to prove there was no God.

Addressing the ceiling he shouted: “God, if you are real,
then I want you to knock me off this platform. I’ll
give you 15 minutes!”

The lecture room fell silent. You could have heard a pin
fall. Ten minutes went by. Again he taunted God, saying,
“Here I am, God. I’m still waiting.”

His countdown got down to the last couple of minutes
when a Marine – just released from active duty and newly
registered in the class – walked up to the professor, hit
him full force in the face, and sent him tumbling from his
lofty platform.

The professor was out cold! The students were shocked and
babbled in confusion.

The young Marine took a seat in the front row and sat
silent. The class fell silent…waiting.

Eventually, the professor came to, shaken. He looked at
the young Marine in the front row. When the professor
regained his senses and could speak he asked: “What’s
the matter with you? Why did you do that?”

“God was busy. He sent me.”

About Dr. Mike Harmon

Dr. Harmon began preaching at the age of 15 while living in southern California. He has conducted over 600 revivals and evangelistic campaigns nationwide, and has served as Senior Pastor at seven churches. Dr. Harmon has degrees from Central Baptist College, the University of Central Arkansas, and a Ph.D. From the Christian Bible College and Seminary. He has served as trustee for Southeastern Baptist College and Chairman of the trustees for the BMA Theological Seminary. He also served as Chaplain for the Mississippi Highway Patrol, the Arkansas State Police and the Arkansas State Senate. His many sermons and articles on Christian Apologetics are widely published. He is married to one wife of 43 years; has two sons, and seven grandchildren. He considers the simple pleasures of cooking, dining with family and friends, and liesurely rides on his Harley through the Texas Hill Country to be some of the most enjoyable blessings from the Lord.
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