Friday Humor #19 – From Set Forth Your Case by Clark Pinnock
ONCE UPON A TIME there was a man who thought he was dead. His concerned wife and friends sent him to the friendly neighborhood psychiatrist. The psychiatrist determined to cure him by convincing him of one fact that contradicted his belief that he was dead. The psychiatrist decided to simply use the simple truth that dead men do not bleed. He put his patient to work reading medical texts, observing autopsies, etc. After weeks of effort, the patient finally said, “All right, all right! You’ve convinced me. Dead men do not bleed.” Whereupon the psychiatrist stuck him in the arm with a needle, and the blood flowed. The man looked down with a contorted, ashen face and cried: “Good Lord! Dead men bleed after all!”
*Note: Set Forth Your Case is a pretty good book on Apologetics, but I wouldn’t endorse any of Pinnock’s books on Soteriology (the Doctrine of Salvation); Theology Proper (the Doctrine of God) or Bibliology (the Doctrine of Scripture). As a theologian Pinnock abandoned his earlier held (orthodox) beliefs as he got older and embraced Open Theism and denied biblical Inerrancy; he also held to several other aberrant views that are embraced by most Orthodox Evangelicals. (DPC).