I saw a headline awhile back that said, “The Global eradication of Polio,” and my first thought was, “I didn’t know there was a movement to eradiation Polo. Maybe it has something to do with the way they treat the ponies.” Seriously, I am not making this up. And then I realized the article was about polio, the disease and not polo, the sport.
If we are honest, we have all heard and read things the wrong way, and in most cases, it really doesn’t make a whole lot of difference. And sometimes it’s good for a laugh. Unfortunately, I have met people through the years who have based their theology and are wagering their eternity on something they read or heard and didn’t take the time to verify that thought.
Just because you read in a book, watched in on a podcast or heard it at Cornerstone doesn’t make it irrefutable. If you are willing to trust your eternity to a concept, you’d better be sure of the veracity of that concept, which is why God gave us common sense and brains. And what will they do with the ponies when they have eradicated the sport? Have a great week and remember: To see what is really possible, you will have to attempt the impossible.