Being accepted into the Baptist church requires a tough test.

The minister meets with three married couples who want to join the Baptist Church. The first couple are retirees from Florida, the second couple are in their early 40s, and the last couple are newlyweds, having been married only 3 weeks. “We have developed a small test for those who want to join, I’m afraid. You must go without having sex for 2 weeks … and if you succeed, then you will welcome you with open arms.”

The three couples shake the minister’s hand and leave, determined to meet this test.

Two weeks later, the three couples return and meet with the minister in his office. “Did you succeed in your test?” he asks the first couple.

“Yes sir, we did. We have not had sex in 2 weeks.” The older husband and wife beamed at the minister, and he shook their hands and welcomed them to the church.

Moving to the second couple, he asks the same question. The middle-aged couple look at each other, and say “Yes sir … we struggled a bit with it, but we have managed not to have sex for 2 weeks as you requested.” The minister smiled, shook their hands, and welcomed them to the church.

Then, he approached the newlywed couple, both in their early 20s. “My friends, did you pass the test?” The couple, shame-faced, look at each other before the husband answers, “I’m afraid not, pastor. We did really well the first 3 days, but on the fourth day, my wife bent over to pick up a can of corn and I just happened to be behind her, and before I knew it, we were having sex right then and there. I’m very sorry,” he said, hanging his head.

Frowning, the minister said, “I understand, but I’m afraid you won’t be able to join our church.”

The man replies, “That’s okay pastor – we’re not allowed back to the grocery store either.”

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