Earnham, Jeff. Rebels are often individuals who so despise rules and authority that they cross all boundaries and throw off all restrictions. Such rebellion arises because rebels pride themselves upon going their own way. Individualism is the oft-repeated rationale for what they do. However independent they may appear, rebels are nonetheless dedicated to certain rules of rebellious living. These patterns of behavior always prove painful for rebels who persist in them. Scripture is replete with illustrations of individuals who turned aside unto their own ways and resisted every godly authority in their lives. When we read of these biblical rebels, we can learn from the mistakes they made and the heartaches they endured. Rebellion has always been a reality, but Christ stands ready to forgive every rebel who will come to Him. Pastors, teachers, soul winners and parents will find herein the research and the resources to help rebels whom they encounter.