According 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.

 

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J. Michael Shannon is professor of preaching at Cincinnati Bible College in Cincinnati, OH.