The Parable Of Ten Preachers

THEN shall the religious world b e likened unto ten preachers, which took their religious beliefs, and went forth to debate the devil. Five of them were wise and five of them were foolish. They that were foolish took their beliefs, but took no Bible with them. But the wise took the Bible into their knowledge and their beliefs. While the devil tarried, they all prepared their notes for the discussion. And at midnight, there was a cry made, Behold, Satan cometh, go ye out to meet him. All those preachers arose and presented their religious doctrines. And the foolish said to the wise, give us a passage of your Bible, for our doctrines are without scripture. But the wise answered saying, Your doctrines are not in the scriptures, and we cannot have part in error; but go rather to the scriptures and learn for yourselves. And while they went to hunt for scriptures; the devil came, and they that were ready went in to the discussion, and the door was shut. Afterward came also the other preachers, saying, Open to us. But Satan answered and said, Verily, I say unto you,, we have nothing to discuss, for you are with me. Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein you must debate with Satan.

Larry Dickens

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