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Three Times Seven?

Today in the Word, September 30, 1995, p. 37

A story is told in which an accountant answered an advertisement for a top job with a large firm. At the end of the interview, the chairman asked, "One last question&md;what is three times seven?"

The accountant thought for a moment and replied, "Twenty-two."

Outside he checked himself on his calculator and concluded he had lost the job. But two weeks later he was offered the post. He asked the chairman why he had been appointed when he had given the wrong answer.

"You were the closest," the chairman replied.

Some people have the mistaken idea that God is like the man who conducted the interview. They think it doesn't matter what you believe as long as you're close to the truth.