I have to laugh and I’m sure you will as well. Here’s the short article:
The Associated Press
updated 6:23 p.m. ET, Fri., Sept. 26, 2008
PORTLAND, Ore. – A patient treated for agonizing abdominal pain received this surprising news in the hospital’s paperwork: “Based on your visit today, we know you are pregnant.”
Surprising indeed for 71-year-old John Grady Pippen.
The staff at Curry General Hospital in Gold Beach gave the retired mechanic and logger the ridiculously happy news this month, along with some pain pills.
Hospital administrator William McMillan says an errant keystroke caused the hospital’s computer to spit out the wrong discharge instructions for the grandfather.
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“An errant keystroke caused the hospital’s computer to spit out the wrong discharge instructions…” Can you imagine? Think about the consequences if this had been a situation where the hospital staff treated him for an illness he didn’t have, or gave him medication to which he was allergic simply because of “an errant keystroke”!
I’m so incredibly grateful we can trust God’s input through His infallible Word. We don’t need to worry about “an errant keystroke” leading us astray or giving us a false remedy for sin-sick souls. God’s Word is COMPLETELY trustworthy! The problem is, we don’t believe it or somehow we believe it doesn’t pertain to us.
The Word of God is absolutely truth. No errancy. No misleading information. No wrong instruction. No hint of falibility.
Don’t put your trust on any individual (even if they’re a pastor or teacher) to replace the instruction and remedy for sin found in the Word of God.
Man fails. Computers fail. God never fails!
© 2008 Jan Ross
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