What Confusion!

A middle-aged woman was sitting in her den when all of a sudden a small black snake crawled across the floor and under the couch. The women was deathly afraid of snakes, so she promptly ran to the bathroom to get her husband, who was taking a shower. The man of the house came running from the shower to the den with only a towel around his waist. The man took an old broom handle and began poking under the couch to retrieve the snake.
At that point the family dog, who had been sleeping, awoke and became excited. In the dog?s frenzy over the actions of the husband, the little terrier touched his cold nose to the back of the man?s heel. Instead of realizing what had happened, the man surmised that the snake had outmaneuvered him and bitten him on the heel. He fainted dead away. The wife concluded that her husband, because of the physical exertion over trying to kill the snake, had had a heart attack. She ran from the house to a hospital emergency room that was one block away.
The ambulance drivers arrived promptly and placed the man, who was now semiconscious, on a stretcher. As the attendants were carrying the man out of the den, the snake reappeared from beneath the couch. At this point one of the drivers became so excited that he dropped his end of the stretcher and broke the leg of the husband.
One thing often leads to another. One assumption of error can often lead to many other more absurd beliefs.
The belief that babies are born in sin and incapable of any good has led to many other unbiblical doctrines.
The assumption that some person is a modern-day prophet has led to numerous false religions.
The assumption that pleasing people will grow churches ignores the will of God and has turned some churches into carnivals.
The assumption that unity is more important that truth has led to compromise and unfaithfulness.
What is always better is to check things out before making assumptions. This is especially true when it comes to spiritual truth. ?Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth? (2 Tim. 2:15).

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