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DO YOU WANT THE TRUTH TO BE TOLD?

A certain preacher received a request in the mail one day. It read; 'Will you please tell us all you know about Mr. A., his character, his habits, and his financial responsibility?"

The preacher's reply was, "I found his name listed on the roll of this church when I came here two years ago. Neither he nor his family has attended services in those two years. They say it is the only time they have to rest up for the coming week. Obviously, since they have not attended, I cannot tell you anything concerning his financial responsibility. This is all I know."

Somehow word of the letter got back to Mr. A. and, boy, was he ever furious. He went to that preacher and told him just exactly what he thought of that situation. Among the things he said was, "Any preacher worthy of the name should know that a man's relationship to the church and his financial contributions are of a confidential nature!"

The preacher apologized and said he would write a second letter. This is what he wrote: "All I know of the gentleman in question is of a confidential nature and he has explicitly requested that I not tell the truth."

Do we want the truth to be told about us? It WILL be one day! (Rom. 14:12).

For His Cause,
Tim Woodward