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There was a man named Mr. Evangelist who grabbed a handful of pamphlets containing scripture verses and the good news that had transformed his very own life. off he went into the highways and byways and as he went he began to share these pamphlets with everyone that providence would put in his path. And as providence would have it he met a man named Mr Schemer. now Mr. Schemer had been to the University of Carnal Wisdom, and he considered himself very clever. Mr. Evangelist ask Mr. Schemer if he could have a word with him about the condition of his soul, and he was gracious enough to oblige. Mr. Evangelist took out his Bible and turned to Exodus chapter 20 and began to go through God's ten commandments asking him if he'd ever told a lie? Mr. Schemer was quick to say that he had, but was human just like everyone else, he also said that all of his lies were little white Lies and that they were only told to help others. Mr. Evangelist began to ask him about the 8th commandment and whether he had ever stolen anything? To wich he replied yes, but they were only small and he was very young and the items were not worthy of consideration. Mr. Evangelist pressed on and ask Mr. Schemer about the third commandment and whether he had ever taken God's name in vain? Mr. Schemer said that he does this quite often, but said it's just an expression and didn't mean any harm by it. Mr. Evangelist then began to ask him about his thought life, he asked him if he had ever broken the 10th commandment and if he had ever coveted anything or anyone? Mr. Schemer with some reluctance did acknowledge that covetous thoughts had come into his mind but that he always pushed them aside for more wholesome ideals. Mr. Evangelist then asked him if he thought he'd be innocent or guilty when he stood before his Creator on the day of judgement? At this point Mr. Schemer begin to squirm a little bit but he was quick to flatter himself and told Mr. Evangelist that he trusted in himself and that he was righteous. To which Mr. Evangelist ask Mr. Schemer if he would go to heaven or hell when he died? Mr. Schemer said that if there was a God surely he could not be too angry with him because of his many good deeds he had done to offset his few transgressions. Then began Mr. evangelist to explain to Mr. Schemer that nothing can counterbalance our transgressions but an eternity in Hell or the death of Christ? But when Mr. Schemer heard this he would not believe it and began to condemn God to be a cruel tyrant and walked away down a very Broad alleyway that seemed to grow darker and darker until Mr. Schemer droped out of sight into complete outer Darkness.

Psalms 36:2 "For he flattereth himself in his own eyes, until his iniquity be found to be hateful."

Matthew 7:13-14 "Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it."

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