When I read the following verses from Ezekiel the other day I couldn't help but think of a certain U.S. Presidential candidate.:
(3) "(Behold, you are wiser than Daniel!
There is no secret that can be
hidden from you!
(4) With your wisdom and your understanding
You have gained riches for yourself,
And gathered gold and silver into
(5) By your great wisdom in trade you
have increased your riches,
And your heart is lifted up because
of your riches),"
Of course, the prophet Ezekiel is speaking somewhat sarcastically here in addressing the king of Tyre, especially in verse 3 when he says the king is wiser than Daniel and that no secret could be hidden from him. This is actually how the king of Tyre thought of himself because the latter part of verse 5 says, "And your heart is lifted up because of your riches."
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Church Apologizes for Preaching the Gospel
SATIRICAL PRESS - Members of a local evangelical church finally decided to publicly apologize for its efforts to reach people with the gospel.
At a public meeting held in the church's parking lot The Pastor admitted through tears that he had led God's people astray with his constant emphasis on "reaching the lost."
"Who are we to try and influence people for eternity, shouldn't people have the right to go to hell if they want too?" said the pastor as the crowd erupted in applause.
The pastor also told those in attendance that he has spent far too many sleepless nights thinking about people who may have missed out on the horrors of hell because of his ignorance. "I remember visiting a friend who was on his deathbed and asking him if he would like to receive Jesus," said the pastor as he choked back tears. "And then I....I prayed with him and now I fear he's in heaven today because of me."
"If only I had left him alone. He could have been enjoying the torments of hell and the utter despair of an eternity without God."
Several other members also confessed their concern over friends and loved ones who may have escaped hell because of prayers for their salvation. "I don't know what I was thinking," said one man who wished to remain nameless. "Why should my loved ones have to spend eternity in heaven because I was too stubborn to quit praying? All that singing, joy, eternal bliss and absence of pain, who really wants that anyway?"
Another man said he is filled with regret concerning times when he made people feel uncomfortable by talking to them about Jesus.
"Can eternity ever compensate for a couple of minutes of awkwardness?" questioned the man.
Meanwhile, the church board are now considering turning their church building into a convenience store, coffee shop, or pub. "It all depends on what the people want," said one deacon. "We just want everybody to be happy."
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