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To Find The Truth

(The three PANEL MEMBERS enter stage left and take up the seats on the left hand side. Enter Stage right first CONTESTANT.)

CONTESTANT #1: My name is John (or Jane) Doe, and I’m going to heaven. (First CONTESTANT goes and sits down behind one of the desks stage right. Next CONTESTANT comes out from backstage)

CONTESTANT #2: My name is John Doe, and I’m going to heaven. (Second CONTESTANT goes and sits down behind the second desk stage right. Next CONTESTANT comes out from back stage.)

CONTESTANT #3: My name is John Doe, and I’m going to heaven. (Third CONTESTANT goes and sits in remaining empty seat. Out comes the GAME SHOW HOST and stands behind his desk. Addresses audience.)

GAME SHOW HOST: One of these three contestants is really going to heaven, and the other two are most definitely not. The one who is going to heaven, is under oath “To Find The Truth.” My name is John Doe the Fourth, and I’m your host on To Find The Truth. Now, let’s meet our panelist.(Takes his seat.)

GAME SHOW HOST: Panel member number 1, why are you here to find the truth?PANEL MEMBER #1: Well, huh, gee. It seems like a kind of real important type of thing to do, you know, get to heaven and everything.

GAME SHOW HOST: Thank you. Panel Member #2, why are you here to find the truth?

PANEL MEMBER #2: (Gushy female type) Gee, it’s so wonderful and everything to know everything and to have everything in place and I love to know what I know and everything.

GAME SHOW HOST: And Panelist Number Three, what is it that brings you here to find the truth?

PANEL MEMBER #3: You’re paying me enough. Ummm, mmmm. You are definitely paying me enough.

GAME SHOW HOST: Okay, panelists, listen carefully while I will read the affidavit submitted by the real John Doe who is going to heaven. (GAME SHOW HOST picks up a large manila envelope and pulls out several papers, reading from them.)

I, John Doe, am completely assured of my salvation. But not because of anything I’ve done, but because of everything God has done through the person of Jesus Christ. I have in no way earned my salvation, and make no boasts along those lines. Indeed, it is only by the grace and mercy of God that I will get to heaven. The only thing God has asked of me is that I put my faith in Jesus, His Son, and believe that he died for my sins and rose again, setting me free from eternal separation from God which is what I really deserve. And because of this, I surely want to tell the world of his love in an extremely truthful manner. Signed, John Doe, child of God.

GAME SHOW HOST: (continuing) There you have it panel, one of the contestants before you is the real John Doe and is actually going to heaven. The other two are imposters. It’s your job to figure out who the real John Doe is. Let’s begin the questioning with you, Panelist number one.

PANEL MEMBER #1: Yes, contestant #3, whaddya suppose God looks like?

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