Peter, Peter pumpkin eater,
Had a wife but couldn't keep her;
He put her in a pumpkin shell
And there he kept her very well.
To say the least, nursery rhymes are weird. Who would tell this to a child? Have I missed it or does this little ditty say that Peter’s wife was a runaround? Anyway, that, from what I can determine, is where we get the child’s taunt, "cheater, cheater, pumpkin eater."
The Bible talks about cheaters. It does talk about men and women who cheat on their spouses, but it also talks about gospel cheaters. The specific text I am thinking of is where Paul is encouraging Timothy to pass the things (teachings, doctrine, faith) he has been given on to faithful men who are able (qualified) to pass it on to others. This is the process by which we have the gospel and the Christian faith today - faithful men teaching faithful men. I wonder, am I doing my part? How are we doing as a church?