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1 Thessalonians 5:19

Mirage

Samuel Baker tells of a regiment dying of thirst in the Arabian Desert. In the distance they thought they saw water, but their Arabian guide warned it was only a mirage. They argued, the guide was killed, and the whole regiment rushed toward the water. Mile after mile, the mirage led the thirsty troops deeper into the desert. Too late they realized the truth. They died pursuing a fantasy.

Moody Monthly, September 1984, Erwin Lutzer, p. 92