An Original Work / February 4, 2022
Nonsense, nonsense coming from their mouths,
Raise their banners, raise them very loud,
Bold in witness, that but not of God,
Please the world and draw in their large crowds.
“Win the world to us, but not to God,
Please the crowds and make sure music’s loud,
Tell some jokes, and have a new cartoon,
Twist the Scriptures morning, night, and noon.
“All surrender, but to God do not,
Bow to humans and to all their gods,
Share their idols, give them all your praise,
Pledge allegiance, and your voices raise.
“Share the gospel? No! For we forbid.
Keep that gospel, keep it very hid.
Don’t judge others. Speak not then of sin.
People’s souls to Christ you’re not to win.
“Pleasure-seeking, that’s what it’s about,
Play your games and to our idols shout,
Don’t offend the people with the truth,
Better if you’d rather be uncouth.
“All about now blending with the world,
Unity with flesh now not absurd,
Keep on sinning now you’ve been forgiv’n,
Don’t let judgment keep you now from heav’n.”
They’re mistaken, though, in what they say.
Read your Bible. Read it now and pray.
God requires your obedience,
And he says from sin you must repent.
If you choose to God to not obey,
Not give homage to him, or bow, or pray,
Not forsake your lives of liv’n in sin,
Heav’n’s not yours, your sins He’s not forgiv’n.
[Rom 2:6-8; Gal 6:7-8; 2 Co 5:10; 1 Co 6:9-10; Gal 5:16-21; Eph 5:3-6; Rom 6:16; Rom 8:1-17; Jn 15:1-11; 1 Jn 2:3-6; 1 Jn 3:4-10; Rev. 2-3; Rev 18:1-6; Rev 21:8, 27; Rev 22:14-15; Matt 7:21-23; Heb 10:26-27]