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AUCTION  5'4m?f Salvation: works vs grace through faith

(Theme song)

JOHN --- (prompts applause) Live from the streets paved with
gold, it's time for another edition of CAN YOU BEAT THAT?
starring the apostle Peter! And now, please welcome SIMON PETER!
(prompts applause)

(fade out theme song)

PETER -- Thank you, thank you, thank you very much. Thank you,
apostle John.

Hi, and welcome to CAN YOU BEAT THAT? the game show where you
can bid for your eternal rewards with your good deeds. Johnnie,
introduce tonight's contestants for CAN YOU BEAT THAT?

(Theme song)

JOHN --- Our first contestant is a housewife from Bakersfield,
California, Maggie Cartright. (prompts applause)

Maggie, who describes herself as a new Christian, likes reading
novels, gardening and horseback riding. Maggie recently died in
an automobile accident.

Our second contestant is a the senior deacon in his church in
Anaheim, California, meet Fred Snelling. (prompts applause)

Fred recently died of a heart attack on a golf course. Fred also
enjoys volleyball, action adventure movies and dixieland jazz.

(theme song fades)

PETER -- Fred and Maggie, welcome to CAN YOU BEAT THAT?

MAGGIE - Thank you, Peter.

FRED --- Pleasure to be here, Peter.

PETER -- Well, let's get started. Maggie, reach into our hat for
the first category. (offers hat)

MAGGIE - (reaches into hat, pulls out folded paper, hands it to
Peter)

PETER -- Alright, our first category is.... BIBLE KNOWLEDGE.

(applause)

Maggie, your bid first for 10 points.

MAGGIE - I know names of all the books of the New Testament.

PETER -- Fred, CAN YOU BEAT THAT for 20 points?

FRED --- I know the names of all 66 books in the Bible.

PETER -- Maggie, CAN YOU BEAT THAT for 30 points?

MAGGIE - I have memorized 12 Bible verses.

PETER -- Fred, CAN YOU BEAT THAT for 40 points?

FRED --- I memorized 175 Bible verses.

PETER -- Maggie, CAN YOU BEAT THAT for 50 points?

MAGGIE - (unsure) I go to Bible study on Wednesday nights.

(horn)

(audience: aw!)

PETER -- Oh, sorry, Maggie. Our judges are signaling that just
going to Bible study is not Bible knowledge. Fred wins the first
round with 40 points!

(applause)

Fred, your turn to pick a category.

FRED --- (reaches into hat, hands Peter folded paper)

PETER -- Our next category is.... CHARITY.

(applause)

Fred, your bid for 10 points.

FRED --- I contribute to the American Cancer Society.

PETER -- Maggie, CAN YOU BEAT THAT for 20 points?

MAGGIE - I volunteer 10 hours a week at the community hospital.

PETER -- Fred, CAN YOU BEAT THAT for 30 points?

FRED --- I volunteer 20 hours per week at the homeless shelter.

PETER -- Maggie, CAN YOU BEAT THAT for 40 points?

MAGGIE - I tithe 10% to my church.

PETER -- Fred, CAN YOU BEAT THAT for 50 points?

FRED --- I tithe 20%.

PETER -- Maggie, CAN YOU BEAT THAT for 60 points?

MAGGIE - (unsure) Pass.

(horn)

(audience: aw!)

PETER -- I'm sorry, Maggie, Fred wins the second round with 60
points for a total of 100 points.

(applause)

Maggie, your turn to pick a category.

MAGGIE -- (reaches into hat, hands Peter folded paper)

PETER --- Our next category is.... EVANGELISM.

(applause)

Maggie, your bid for 10 points.

MAGGIE - I passed out Christian literature at a local shopping
center.

PETER -- Fred, CAN YOU BEAT THAT for 20 points?

FRED --- I witnessed to the natives in Mexico and Guatemala.

PETER -- Maggie, CAN YOU BEAT THAT for 30 points?

MAGGIE - (unsure) My jacket was made in Guatemala.

(horn)

(audience: aw!)

PETER -- Alright, Fred wins the third round with 30 points for
a total of 130 points. And it's Fred's turn to draw a category.

(applause)

FRED --- (reaches into hat, hands Peter folded paper)

Our last category is.... BELIEF.

(applause)

Fred, your bid for 10 points.

FRED --- (pause) Pass.

(audience: aw!)

PETER -- Maggie, your bid for 10 points?

MAGGIE - I believe in Jesus and I have accepted him as my Lord
and my savior.

PETER -- Fred, CAN YOU BEAT THAT for 20 points?

FRED --- No.

(audience: aw!)

PETER -- Alright, the final score is 130 points for Fred and 10
points for Maggie. Johnnie tell our listeners what Maggie's 10
points will win for her.

(theme song)

JOHN --- Maggie wins.... a beautiful home in heaven for the
rest of eternity!

(applause, theme song fades)

PETER -- And now, Johnnie, tell our listeners what Fred's wins
with his 130 points.

(theme song)

JOHN --- Fred wins.... a pile of filthy rags and a free trip to 
hell.

(audience: aw!)

Yes, without a commitment to the Lord Jesus Christ, Fred, works
are worth no more than filthy rags.

PETER -- Thank you, Johnnie.

FRED --- Hey, wait a minute. I was going to commit my life to
Christ.

PETER -- The road to hell is paved with good intention. Good
night everybody!

(theme song)

FRED --- (fading) Hey, this isn't fair! Give me another chance!

(applause)

JOHN --- Tune in next time for another edition of CAN YOU BEAT
THAT?


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