to a fairly reliable anecdote, W. C. Fields, who had been a life-long agnostic
was still concerned as his health deteriorated and death approached. He was
concerned about not making it into heaven, if indeed there was one. Thomas
Mitchell, a fellow actor discovered Fields reading a Bible on his death bed.
Mitchell asked, “What are you doing?” Fields responded quickly, "I'm looking
for a loophole." There are no loopholes, but there is a way.
Michael Shannon is professor of preaching at Cincinnati Bible College in Cincinnati,