A friend of mine was preaching at the county courthouse as I approached a man smoking a cigarette on a bench.
Me: Sir, did you hear that man preaching?
Me: What did you think?
Chris: He can say what he wants. I believe that if you do what is right, you will be okay in the end.
Me: Are you living right?
Chris: I've gotten into some trouble with man, but I am alright with God.
Me: What do you mean?
Chris: I was caught smoking some of God's precious herb. According to man, I broke the law. If God put it here then it is meant to enjoy.
Me: Do you feel the same way about poison ivy and venomous snakes?
Chris: Not really.
After we had discussed the fallen world that we live in, Chris insisted that he would be forgiven on the Day of Judgment. I then asked, "Is that what happened in the courtroom today? Did the judge just let you go free after you asked for forgiveness?" He saw my point, but he wasn't interested. He finished his legal herb and then returned to court.