Gene Fowler, in his biographical book, Minutes of the Last Meeting, states while visiting in the home of William Claude Dukenfield, that he noticed a Bible on the shelf, and asked W.C. Fields, professional name of Dukenfield, "What are you doing with that"? Fields replied, "Been lookin' for loopholes."
We might smile, though I admit to a belly laugh. Mr. Fields was not the last person to scan the Bible looking for loopholes. I spent quite a bit of time over the last few days trying to nail down what I experienced and observed over more than fifty years of preaching, as the dominant truth that we Bible believers attempt to find a loophole for. Tithing flashed in mind, but while this supposed dastardly truth is near the top, there are a few more ranked higher.
Skipping a few lets leap to the favorite search of all history: A loophole that excuses the refusal to forgive those who trespass against you. Search as you will, twist as you may, no such loophole exists. What will you do?
Luke 11:4 And forgive us our sins; for we also forgive every one that is indebted to us. a-b
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