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November 04, 2008
An Amazing Fact: Honey ants have learned the secret to surviving tough times. These resourceful insects live on the fringes of deserts. After the rains, when there is plenty of nectar, regular ants will feed some special ants in the colony with an abundance of nectar. These “honey ants” eat until their whole tail section swells up with honey, their abdomens enlarged to the size of grapes! Then, during times of drought or famine, when food is scarce, they feed nourishment to the other ants with their surplus until they return to normal size. They essentially offer themselves as living storage for the colony!
Learn how you can biblically survive these hard financial times with this brand-new message from Pastor Doug Batchelor.
October 01, 2008
An Amazing Fact: Light bulbs could soon be replaced by a new light source — PAINT! An accidental discovery by students at Vanderbilt University created a light-producing paint. Students were trying to make quantum dots, which are microscopic crystals generally only a few nanometers big. When you shine a light on quantum dots or apply electricity to them, they react by producing their own blue light. But when one student shined a laser on his batch of dots, something unexpected happened: A beautiful white glow covered the table.
The students then got the idea to stir the dots into polyurethane and then paint a blue LED light bulb with the mix. When electricity was applied, the lumpy bulb produced white light similar to a regular light bulb. If the new process can be developed commercially, you will soon be able to flip on a switch and your ceiling paint will light up with a rainbow of color options!
What does this have to do with Amazing Facts and sharing the gospel?
September 02, 2008
An Amazing Fact: Imagine going fishing and having dozens of fish literally jump straight into your boat — no pole, no net, and no line needed! Well, it happens in northern Brazil on the Mequens River. If you go out at night and shine a spotlight over the water, the fish go crazy and start jumping everywhere — even into your boat. Why do they do this? First, this part of the Mequens is a conservation area with a robust fish population. Second, the light attracts flying bugs, which send the fish into a feeding frenzy! (To see this incredible phenomena, click to read Pastor Doug's message.)
August 13, 2008
An Amazing Fact: In April 2007, Cameron Peters was driving through a Henderson, Nevada, neighborhood when he noticed fire and black smoke pouring out from a house. The teenager stopped his car, ran to the home, and discovered that eight young children were still inside. He called 911 and then courageously risked his life by entering the home, which was now engulfed in flames. “SAVE THE CHILDREN!” kept ringing in Cameron’s ears as, each time, he entered the burning house. By himself, choking on the thick smoke, Cameron gathered up all the children and carried them to safety. He reentered the inferno multiple times to ensure that everyone had been rescued. In the end, the home was completely destroyed. Had Cameron not stopped and acted bravely, many young and precious lives would certainly have been lost.
July 10, 2008
An Amazing Fact: Among the most famous trumpeters who participated in the Olympic games (303 BC) was Herodorus of Megas. He was a giant man with a broad chest, and his playing was so loud that many in the audience were literally stunned by the concussion of his horn’s blast! It is said that at the siege of Argos, Herodorus played two trumpets at one time with such force and power that the immense sound wave drove the troops forward and caused the enemy to fall back.
June 02, 2008
An Amazing Fact: Corn is one of the most versatile of all plants and is used to make everything from flour, syrup, starch, oil, livestock feed, paints, soaps, linoleum, nylon, and more. But when corn was first discovered in the Americas, the plants were no more than four feet tall and the small ears had sparse kernels. But about 1933, botanists discovered that by combining the best qualities of different types of corn, they could grow healthier plants and 50 percent higher yields. They call this “hybrid vigor.” Most of the corn now grown in the Corn Belt is hybrid and reaches about eight feet tall, and some varieties grow over 20 feet high with ears 2 feet long!
May 15, 2008
An Amazing Fact: The country with the smallest population is the Vatican. In 1929, the 109-acre Vatican City was established within Rome as an independent state governed by the Pope, who has absolute executive, legislative, religious, and judicial power. This tiny nation boasts its own currency, postal system, daily newspaper, telephone and internet services, and even a small railroad station. The famous Swiss Guard serve as the police, maintaining internal security and protection of the Pope. Yet despite their tiny territory and mere 1,000 residents, even China — a land of 1.5 billion people — fears this “little country.”
April 30, 2008
Up until the fall of the Berlin Wall, the two nuclear-armed superpowers, the United States and the former Soviet Union, experienced a dangerously frost-bitten relationship that fomented distrust and paranoia. Thankfully, those days are over — but Pastor Doug is worried about another “cold war” brewing that has nothing to do with an international chill ...
March 26, 2008
Proverbs 3:7 says, “Do not be wise in your own eyes; Fear the Lord and depart from evil. It will be health to your flesh, and strength to your bones” (NKJV). The Bible has a lot to say about living healthy lives, but not many people — even Christians — are paying attention to these life-saving principles. Pastor Doug Batchelor addresses this physical and spiritual suicidal crisis with this eye-opening message!
March 03, 2008
Did you know that each year, the average child spends more than 2,000 hours in front of the television? They also watch more than 40,000 commercials and are exposed to nearly 3,000 advertisements a day, whether on television, the internet, on billboards, or in magazines. And what they're hearing and watching is molding who they are. Find out how Amazing Facts will give them something worth watching in this eye-opening message from Pastor Doug Batchelor!
February 12, 2008
A baby usually feels the most secure in the arms of its mother. And on this earth, there is probably no greater love than the love of a mother for her newborn. But the God in heaven tells us that His love for us is infinitely greater: “Can a woman forget her nursing child, and not have compassion on the son of her womb? Surely they may forget, yet I will not forget you” (Isaiah 49:15 NKJV). We can trust in God’s love.
January 09, 2008
More and more people watch their news, television programs, and movies on their computers. Now discover how one of Pastor Doug's biggest dreams for Amazing Facts and the spread of the gospel is about to come true!
December 02, 2007
Once in a very great while, we each have the opportunity to be involved in something truly world-shaking. Discover how today is such a day with Amazing Facts Cosmic Conflict DVD project! Don't miss this incredible message from Pastor Doug Batchelor!
October 23, 2007
God has placed a stirring plan on Pastor Doug's heart about how Amazing Facts and you can grow the kingdom of Christ exponentially ... by reaching and “keeping” new converts.
September 25, 2007
The Lord has opened the door for Amazing Facts to broadcast our television programs to more than 140 million new households in the formerly atheistic-controlled country of Russia! Find out how you can be a part of this thrilling opportunity!
September 03, 2007
Today we have a a golden opportunity to evangelize a ripe mission field. Pastor Doug shows you what it's all about in this thrilling letter ... plus, you'll get Pastor Doug's report on our successful meetings in Colombia!
Cleansing the Sanctuary, Pt. 2