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Topic: Illustrate the meaning of “All that Glitters is Not Gold” (without using the actual phrase or literal example). (01/24/08)
TITLE: Evening Edition with Ima Christian
By Jennifer Wetter
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Today night we’re pleased to announce returning bestselling authors Adam and Eve.
Adam: Thank you. It’s a pleasure to be here Miss Christian.
Host (eyeing the fig leaf covered couple): Are those new fig leaves you’re wearing?
Eve: They’re part of my new clothing lines, Leaves by Eve. Do you like my new designs?
Host (blushes): Um..... They’re very revealing.
Eve: Thank you, Miss Christian. I’ll let my husband introduce our newest self help book, In the Beginning: Adam ate the Apple (But He Still Blames the Woman).
Adam: Well we actually prefer to call it a God Help book.
Host: What exactly do you mean by God Help?
Adam: It’s a book inspired to encourage a greater dependence on God rather than ourselves. Since the beginning we’ve strived for perfection and purpose in our lives.
Host: We should do every thing as if God did nothing; we should depend upon God as if He did everything.
Adam: Yes, that’s exactly the inspired message we seek to relay to our readers. In the Beginning is also about accountability, acceptance and assurance.
Eve (muttering): Too bad you’ve never learned that dear, husband.
Host: Adam, do you have a comment towards your wife’s accusations?
Adam: Yes, I suppose the world is ready for the truth, my version of the events that truly transpired that fateful morning.
Host: We will hear about the events that transpired in the once beautiful and lush Garden of Eden. We will also meet our next guest after these commercials.
Host: Welcome back to Evening Edition with myself, Ima Christian. If you’re just joining the show we’re interviewing bestselling authors, Adam and Eve also formerly known as the first man and woman.
Adam: So when do I get to recount my version of the events, Miss Christian.
Host: Right after I introduce our next guest author, The Serpent and his new bestseller Satan Made me Do It.
Serpent: Thank you, Misssss Chrissstian. It’sssss truly a pleassssure to be here.
Host: Adam and Eve I’m sure you remember The Serpent.
Adam and Eve: How could we forget it’s his fault we were banished from our home?
Serpent: It’ssss nice to sssssseeee sssomethingssss never change essssspecially you two.
Host (muttered): I warned the producers this wasn’t a good idea. I was hired as a reporter not a referee.
Adam: Miss Christian, I’m sorry I don’t mean to interrupt your conversation but could we please get back to my version of events.
Eve (seething): I forget that it’s always the woman’s fault. Isn’t that right, dear husband?
Adam (ignoring wife): In the beginning (such as where every good story should begin) God created the Heavens and the Earth. He created everything, which swims in the sea, flies in the air or walks upon the land.....
Serpent: Or ssssslithersssssss.
Adam: Yes and that too. He created man from dust in the air, breathed life into him and then created woman from man’s rib.
Eve (gushing): Oh, but don’t you remember how the sun glistened on the fruit so secretly in the center of the garden. The Tree of Life was so ripe, so full of life and my heart was full of longing for that fruit as it was the one tree we couldn’t eat from.
Adam: The Tree of Life was imbued with such perfection, the kind of perfection only found in the Creator.
Serpent: Was that one bite of the fruit worth everything you had to ssssacrifice? The loss of your beautiful home, the clossssenesss you once shared with your Creator, the sssiiiinnnn you caused for you’re desssscendantsss and the ssssaalvation necessary for your redemption?
Eve (tears forming in her eyes): I longed for something so badly because I was promised the same grandeur and glory as my Creator.
Adam: It taken to learn the consequences of my sin.
Eve: Our sin, my dear husband, it was never yours alone.
Serpent: It’ssss already too late, this is Ssssaatan’sss kingdom he won’t let you ssssslither away that eeeeasily. Sssssiiin will not allow you to essscape from and neither will he.
Host: Tonight you’ve heard a testament about the sin, Satan and salvation only allowed only through the grace of God. This is Ima Christian signing off so until next time when we’re joined by the guest musicians Joshua and the Crumbing Walls of Jericho. This is Ima Christian and I pray so are you.
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