A sidewalk preacher stood on a soapbox downtown and started a rousing sermon on salvation, ending with, “Brothers and Sisters, if you want to go to Heaven, come stand by me!”
Half of those standing around joined the preacher, and he went on, raising his voice and fervor, again with the call, “Brothers and Sisters, if you want to go to Heaven, come stand with me!”
Half of those left came over and the preacher continued, ending again with the call to Heaven. This time, all but one man came over.
“Brother!” the preacher called, “Don’t you want to go to Heaven when you die?”
The man said, “Oh sure, when I die. I thought you were taking a load up now!”