I have been put to use shooting some video of a few workshops that the team here are presenting as part of a theological conference held at The Theological College of Northern Nigeria, one fo our partners here in Jos. One of the speakers yesterday shared this story.
There were two men in an aeroplane, the pilot and the co-pilot. The pilot had many years or experience, but the co-pilot just a few flights. The plane gets into trouble and the pilot decides that he is going to have to abandon the plane before it crashes. He tells his co-pilot to go and get eh parachutes.
The co-pilot looks at him and says, ‘where do I find the parachutes?’
The pilot is surprised but tells the pilot where to find them. The pilot quickly puts his on, but the co-pilot stands there staring. The pilot ask if he has ever used put on a parachute before, the co-pilot replies ‘I have heard of them, but I have never put one on before’
So the pilot shows him how to put it on. Then the pilot jumps out of the plane, counts to 3 and then pulls the cord to open the chute.
The co-pilot jumps out of the plane, does nothing, and eventually hits the rocks on the ground and dies.
It is not enough to know what the Bible is, and to have a copy of the Bible, you have GOT TO USE IT!