The Man Who Died Preaching on the Titanic

(Evangelical Focus) God’s servants are everywhere. One such man went by the name of John Harper.

As the renowned steam-liner Titanic hit a deadly iceberg on the Atlantic strait that fateful night, 14th April 1912, Harper cried out for women, children and the unconverted to quickly get onto the lifeboats. He even gave his own life jacket away knowing that such an act meant certain death alongside another 1,500 helpless passengers.

In his moving and highly recommended book, “The Titanic’s Last Hero” (2012), Moody Adams records the powerful testimony of the last convert John Harper won for the Lord.

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  • Grace Kim Kwon

    Human history is full of the sacrificial Christian missionaries. God’s heroes are forever. Never forget and follow their steps.

  • antifasciste

    He should have prayed for the ship to keep floating.

    • Coach

      Prayer is not a magic incantation to change the course of events, but rather true prayer is the cry of a converted heart to a sovereign Lord.

      • antifasciste

        That’s not what your religious text claims Matthew 17:20

        • InTheChurch

          Your bible knowledge will guarantee God an easy case when you are before Him. Incompetency and ignorance is out the door. enjoy your day in court.

          • Amos Moses

            not much to argue when your mouth is agape and NOTHING comes out ……..

          • Chris

            You’re assuming, surely, that knowledge of the bible counts for anything with God.

          • InTheChurch

            I would say that, yes. It’s like an attorney that commits a crime and then tries to plead incompetent before the judge.

        • Coach

          And do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. But rather fear Him who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell. 29 Are not two sparrows sold for a copper coin? And not one of them falls to the ground apart from your Father’s will.

          God’s sovereign over all things, He doesn’t reign in heaven waiting for people to pray, He moves His people to pray. God truly has free will, man is dependent upon God even in the act of praying. For instance, I could pray for every sick person in the world to be healed, but it would’ve happen, because the prayer would be inconsistent with God’s Word.

          Had those people all survived the Titanic, they would’ve still eventually died, as the entire world is under the curse of sin, therefore, all die.

          • Chris

            “Had those people all survived the Titanic, they would’ve still eventually died,…”

            So did every person whom Jesus was said to have healed. Your point?

        • Amos Moses

          out of context and meaningless ….. we do not pray to change Gods mind or will …… He is not our bellhop …………. we pray for Him to change our minds and will to His ………….

          • antifasciste

            So free will is a facade?

          • Amos Moses

            i do not believe in free will as you describe it ……. and no …. prayer is not a waste of time ….

      • Amos Moses

        AMEN ………..

  • Amos Moses

    if you want to understand just how heroic that was …… if you are ever in Branson ….. go to the Titanic museum …… they have a container that they keep full of water at the temperature of the ocean that day …….. see if you can hold your hand in it for 10 minutes ………………..