by Jeff Strite

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Is Christianity Reasonable? (2 of 4)
Series: Hard Questions
Jeff Strite
1 Corinthians 1:17-31

OPEN: I once read about a dishonest manager who was wanting to hire someone for his accounting department who thought like he did. He ended up with 3 applicants for the job and he proceeded to interview them the next day. The first applicant came in and sat at the desk and he and the manager engaged in some small talk. But eventually, the manager asked the applicant this question: ''What does two plus two equal?'' The man was a bit puzzled, but eventually answered, ''Well, that's simple: the answer is four.'' The manager thanked the man for his time and then ushered him out of the office. The next applicant came in and again the manager engaged him in a pleasant conversation. But eventually he got around to asking this man the same question. And the 2nd man responded, ''Well, there are several possibilities: two and two make four, but so does three and one - or two point five and one point five - they also make four. There are a number of ways to arrive at that same answer.'' The manager thought that was a pretty good reply and told him he might get back to him. Finally, the 3rd applicant came in and again the manager some time talking about several subjects, but eventually the man was asked the same question as the others: ''What does 2 plus 2 equal. The man seemed startled by the question. He looked at the manager, cautiously looked around the room, got up out of his chair, went over and closed the door then he came back and leaned across the desk and said in a low voice, ''Tell me, what would you like the answer to be?''

He got the job.

Our series for this month is called ''Hard Questions'' and the question for this Sunday is: ''Is Christianity Reasonable?'' Is it logical? Can you ''hang your hat'' on what our faith says?

And the answer to that question is this: It all depends. What ANSWER are you looking for? ''What would you like the answer to be?''

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