I scored an 83% (B Minus?). There were a couple of pretty tricky ones.
See how you fare.
God made Adam out of dust,
But thought it best to make me first;
So I was made before the man
According to the Lord's Holy Plan.
My whole body God made complete,
Without arms or hands or feet.
My ways and acts did the Lord control,
But in my body He placed no soul.
A living being I became,
And Adam gave to me a name.
Then from his presence I withdrew,
For this man Adam I never knew.
All my maker's laws I do obey,
And from these laws I never stray.
Thousand's of me go in fear,
But seldom on the earth appear.
Later, for a purpose the Lord did see,
He placed a living soul in me.
But that soul of mine the Lord had to claim,
And from me took it back again.
And when this soul from me had fled,
I was the same as when first made;
Without arms, legs, feet, or soul,
I travel on from pole to pole.
My labors are from day to night,
And to men I once furnished light.
Thousands of people, both young and old,
Did by my death bright lights behold.
No right nor wrong can I conceive,
The bible and it's teachings I can't believe.
The fear of death does not trouble me,
Pure happiness I will never see.
Up in Heaven I can never go,
Nor in the grave or Hell below.
So get your Bible and read with care,
You'll find my name recorded there.
The answer is one word, five letters long, and appears only four times in the King James Version of the Bible.
What is the answer??
[Answer Next Sunday If No One Gets It]
Update: Answer Here.
Life in the Wilderness
March 18, 2007
"The difference between escaping Hell and inheriting Heaven is like the difference between escaping Cancer and inheriting Super Powers. Which one is more motivating?
Readers Digest tells me that eating Spinach means fighting off prostate cancer; but Popeye told me that eating Spinach means that I can pick up a house with one hand. I’m with Popeye.
Popeye didn’t get cancer (and he even smoked) and people going to Heaven don’t go to Hell; but inheriting Heaven is a lot more exciting that just avoiding Hell.
We have undersold Heaven. The picture of souls with halos playing harps on clouds is lame and wrong. Who wants that?
Instead, replace the halo on the bodiless soul with a crown atop your perfect, resurrected body. Replace the harp and cloud with sinless power and authority to rule over creation. Replace an eternity of boredom with an eternity of unspeakable joy and glorious riches.
This isn’t about escaping Hell. This is about the grand inheritance of the new Heavens and new Earth as co-heirs with Christ – standing in the presence of the Almighty God Himself."