Passed preaching but failed Christianity

Using Jesus’ story of the Good Samaritan, a professor of theology arranged for ten of his students, for their final assessment before becoming ordained ministers, to record a short talk on radio. Each was released from class at ten minute intervals to walk to the studio and present their talk. The first one left and was half way there when a man collapsed in front of him. He immediately had to decide whether to stop and help, thereby missing his appointment, or continuing on. He chose to keep walking. Ten minutes later the next student left the class, and amazingly the same thing happened – as it did to all the others too.
It was, of course, all pre-arranged by their professor to see how these future ministers of Christ would respond. The result was that all ten passed as preachers, but failed as Christians.

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