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  • Freya
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    Message 1 of 2 , Dec 23, 2007
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      >Getting Into Heaven
      >====================
      >
      >I was testing the children in my Sunday school class to see if they
      >understood the concept of getting to heaven.
      >
      >I asked them, "If I sold my house and my car, had a big garage sale and
      >gave all my money to the church, would that get me into Heaven?"
      >
      >"NO!" the children answered.
      >
      >"If I cleaned the church every day, mowed the yard, and kept everything
      >neat and tidy,
      >
      >would that get me into Heaven?"
      >
      >Again, the answer was, "NO!"
      >
      >By now I was starting to smile. Hey, this was fun!
      >
      >"Well, then, if I was kind to animals and gave candy to all the
      >children, and loved my wife, would that get me into Heaven?"
      >I asked them again.
      >
      >Again, they all answered, "NO!"
      >
      >I was just bursting with pride for them. "Well," I continued, "then how
      >can I get into Heaven?"
      >
      >A five-year-old boy shouted out,
      >
      >"YOU GOTTA BE DEAD!"


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    • paul stoneman
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      Message 2 of 2 , Dec 23, 2007
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        Freya <cybercat@...> wrote:
        >Getting Into Heaven
        >====================
        >
        >I was testing the children in my Sunday school class to see if they
        >understood the concept of getting to heaven.
        >
        >I asked them, "If I sold my house and my car, had a big garage sale and
        >gave all my money to the church, would that get me into Heaven?"
        >
        >"NO!" the children answered.
        >
        >"If I cleaned the church every day, mowed the yard, and kept everything
        >neat and tidy,
        >
        >would that get me into Heaven?"
        >
        >Again, the answer was, "NO!"
        >
        >By now I was starting to smile. Hey, this was fun!
        >
        >"Well, then, if I was kind to animals and gave candy to all the
        >children, and loved my wife, would that get me into Heaven?"
        >I asked them again.
        >
        >Again, they all answered, "NO!"
        >
        >I was just bursting with pride for them. "Well," I continued, "then how
        >can I get into Heaven?"
        >
        >A five-year-old boy shouted out,
        >
        >"YOU GOTTA BE DEAD!"

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