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Reading 1 Corinthians 15 you run into the following, very important, verse:

33 Be not deceived: evil communications corrupt good manners.

I read some of the commentary on the verse and found a similar saying that was passed among the Rabbis of that age.

“There were two dry logs of wood, and one green log; but the dry logs burnt up the green log.”

I rather like the above proverb. It makes a lot of sense and is even scientifically correct! An abundance of bad will destroy the good.

I once read a story about a woman and her daughter. They were discussing the daughter’s approaching wedding. The daughter was expressing, to her mother, a worry about her husband. Her and her mom were Christians but her future husband was not.

The daughter told this to her mother and she responded with, “well, I’m sure with the two of us on him, we can convert him soon enough!”

It was meant to generate a laugh but I found no humor in it. The attitude taken in this joke is completely wrong. The saved and the unsaved should not get married, as it is in complete violation of 2 Corinthians 6:14:

Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness?

Bad morals corrupt good morals. Human nature is already leaning towards sin, do you think with two leaning humans, you can make another leaning man straight? An ice-cube will still melt under the sun, even if there are two of them!

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