Al Gore getting confused on Bible Verse-Fiction!
Al Gore Has an Embarrassing Mix-up While Trying to Quote His Favorite Bible Verse-Fiction!
Summary of eRumor:
This email alleges that during a presidential campaign speech, Al Gore told a crowd that his faith was very important to him and that his favorite Bible verse was John 16:3. It was obviously a reference to the well known passage in John 3:16 which says, "For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life." (NIV) John 16:3, however, says, "They will do such things because they have not known the Father or me." (NIV)
There is no evidence this ever happened to Al Gore. None of the reports talks about a verifiable date, place, and time of this statement. No documented occasions have been found. At the very least, this is an unsubstantiated story. Christian author Cal Thomas, however, says he was present at a convention in Washington, D.C. when that slip of the lip did occur...but to then President George Bush, not Al Gore.
A real example of the eRumor as it has appeared on the Internet:
The Lord has a way of revealing those of us who really know Him, and those who don’t! Think about this:
Al Gore gave a big speech this week about how his faith is so important” to him. In this attempt to convince the American people that we should consider him for president, he announced that his favorite Bible verse is John 16:3.”
Of course the speech writer meant John 3:16, but nobody in the Gore camp was familiar enough with scripture to catch the error. And do you know what John 16:3 says?
“And they will do this because they have not known the Father nor Me.” John 16:3 The Holy Spirit works in strange ways!!!
Pass it on.