Did you read about the teacher, the garbage collector, and the lawyer who died and wound up together at the pearly gates?
St. Peter informed them that in order to get into Heaven, they would each have to answer one question.
St. Peter addressed the teacher and asked, “What was the name of the ship that crashed into the iceberg? They just made a movie about it.”
The teacher answered quickly, “That would be the Titanic.” St.Peter let him through the gate.
St. Peter turned to the garbage man and, figuring Heaven didn’t REALLY need all the odors that this guy would bring with him, decided to make the question a little harder: “How many people died on the ship?”
Fortunately for him, the trash man had just seen the movie, and answered, “1,228.”
“That’s right! You may enter.”
St. Peter then turned to the lawyer. “Name them.”
That reminds me of some folks who seem to have the silly idea the God is trying to make things difficult. If you listen to them you get the impression that God is hiding the truth rather than revealing it. I admit, there are some things in the Bible that are difficult to understand, but when it comes to the gospel, it is so simple that a child can understand it. Were that not the case young children could not be saved. Thank God, it is within the grasp of normal children as young as six years old. Billy Sunday hit the nail on the head when he said, “I’ve seen a ten-point buck run through a stand of trees that seemed inches apart without ever touching a tree with his antlers–that’s pretty amazing! But it’s more amazing to read through 300 pages of some theological textbook in which the theologian never gets close to touching the simple truth of the Bible.” Some preachers and teachers are “too smart for their own good”, or the good of anybody else. Tell it like it is and folks won’t have any trouble understanding it. They might reject it, but it won’t be because it was too difficult. THINK ABOUT IT!