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Hypocritical Influence

Save the baby, dump the rest

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Comment from GE Parson
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If this poem doesn't deserve a six than I don't know a six banger from a one banger.
I 'specially like...

"Thousands of believers at Judgment will worship Him,
will you point to Judas, saying, "I didn't, because of him?"

Also:


"But there are some of you who do not believe. For *Jesus knew from the beginning who they were who did not( will not) believe,* and who would betray Him."
This could be an answer to those who question about those who have never heard the Gospel message that die in here unbelief and go to hell. that is not fair. -YBIC Jerry

 Comment Written 15-Aug-2020


reply by the author on 15-Aug-2020
    Hi Jerry, Romans 3 shows that God considers His Creation evidence of His existence and as such, easily understood by the most ignorant of men. This spiritual light should cause them to seek Him out as it is intended to promote. Those who seek, find. Those who reject light given to them will suffer the consequences.
    Thanks brother from another mother but the same Father! 😄
Comment from mauial
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Interesting poem. I agree with detractors on. First the hypocritical actions of so called Christians is a turn off. Look at the history of the Inquisitions, the burning at the stake of Bible translators by the church, the wars between Christian nations. But I agree with you on pointing the fingers. Donā??t point it at God, point it at man. As for me I worship the God @Psalms 83:18 (that men may know that thou, whose name alone is JEHOVAH, art the most high over all the earth.) King James

 Comment Written 15-Aug-2020


reply by the author on 15-Aug-2020
    The last thing Jesus said to His Apostles in Acts 1 before He returned to Heaven was this; ?You shall be MY Witnesses!?

    That?s what I am!
Comment from Jmf4119
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Great message Dennis. I know some people like that. Sadly, some good, honest, law abiding people reject Christ because of the hypocrites they see.

Excellent message.

Blessings
Janet

 Comment Written 15-Aug-2020


reply by the author on 15-Aug-2020
    Thanks Janet. My point was it?s hypocritical to reject Christ because of others? failures to be faithful.
    Peter failed because of self-confidence but he learned his lesson and became a great Apostle.
    The word hypocrite is a powerful word and it?s tossed around pretty easily by many who think they are above slipping.

    Many believers won?t speak up for fear of failure. So we need God?s wisdom in these matters and thankfully, He has promised to give such to those who ask.

    God bless you my dear sister in Christ, Dennis
Comment from l.raven
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Hi Dennis, so good to see you my sweet friend...I have been off the site lately...more than on.....

Amen on your poem you...I don't know at what point you can go not believing...before it is to late...I know there are a lot that need to wake up...

so how are you doing???...staying safe and healthy I hope...
I started to audio my bible after I finished reading it...I can't believe Dennis all I didn't pick up...and I truly wanted to know how to say the names...OMG...but there is still a lot I am learning...being older doesn't help with memory...LOL...

it is good to see you...I love your poem...and the message it sends...very written you...love Linda xxoo

 Comment Written 15-Aug-2020


reply by the author on 15-Aug-2020
    Thanks Linda and God bless you sweet sister in Christ. You are doing a good thing in recording God?s Word! YBIC, Dennis
reply by l.raven on 15-Aug-2020
    it's different when you hear them...to when you read them...His Word...

    your so welcome you...love xxoo
Comment from Gloria ....
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Hey Dennis, always great to hear from you again. You do have a way with words in my opinion. But don't you think it's time for the church to rid themselves of those hypocrites? Why let them destroy you? Ferret them out because yes, they do cause great harm and there is no reason you should just be letting them slip by unchallenged.

Good poem and many thanks for sharing.

Gloria

 Comment Written 15-Aug-2020


reply by the author on 15-Aug-2020
    Who decides whose a hypocrite? If we compared Peter when he?s denying Christ out of fear with the time Judas was curing people by the power of God, we probably would pick the traitor over the momentary failure.
    Fact is there are always hypocrites and the point of my poem was it?s hypocritical to use their example as an excuse not to become a Christian.
Comment from elchupakabra
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I mean, I don't believe in the traditional Christianity/Catholicism, and I came to that decision on my own. I shared a piece very long ago on this site, perhaps I will share it again as I think it is relevant but it was called 'The Gods of the Gaps'. Somehow, I doubt you'll enjoy it, but poetically your piece was well done so I bid you adieu for now. Later daze.

 Comment Written 14-Aug-2020


reply by the author on 15-Aug-2020
    Thanks. Catholicism and Biblical Christianity are polar opposites. Why not investigate Jesus Himself in the Gospel of John?
    Religion never saved anyone but it enslaved many. Jesus came to ?set the captives free.?
    While I respect your right to chose I have little respect for those who judge before investigating.
reply by elchupakabra on 15-Aug-2020
    Well by definition, being agnostic means to be a person who believes that nothing is known or can be known of the existence or nature of God or of anything beyond material phenomena; a person who claims neither faith nor disbelief in God. This means I am always educating myself as I am open to the idea that all theories have some merit. Thanks again, later daze.
reply by the author on 16-Aug-2020
    Just know the Bible teaches faith in Christ is available and required for knowing God. Otherwise, we become judges of our Creator and that simply doesn't work.
Comment from Ben Colder
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Yes He did Bro. Judas was created for this reason. He was part of the darkness of man. If darkness does not abound, how can a person appreciate the light?
So true, never let no man steal your place with God.
Well done BRO.

 Comment Written 14-Aug-2020


reply by the author on 14-Aug-2020
    Thanks brother. When Jesus entered the world., He said, "I am the light of the world." Before He left, He said to believers, "You are the light of the world." Let us reflect His light brightly by staying close to Him.
Comment from gramalot8
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You have a very good message in this poem. I hear people all the time claiming to be non-believers without any valid reasoning. A lot of the time while explaining their reasons they contradict themselves without even realizing it. Thank you for sharing this enlightening poem with us today.

 Comment Written 14-Aug-2020


reply by the author on 14-Aug-2020
    How true your words! Shows you are striving to bring them to Christ. God bless, Dennis
Comment from RShipp
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The fact of counterfeit, among the real twenty,
Never stopped anyone from saying, "Give me plenty!"
Ouch!!! Oh, so true!!!

I always enjoy your many insights into life.

 Comment Written 14-Aug-2020


reply by the author on 14-Aug-2020
    Thank you, very appreciated.
Comment from Roxanna Andrews
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I do love it when people say they can't believe because of hypocrites in the church. There are hypocrites in every walk of life, but they don't stop watching TV because of an actor hypocrite. Poor people. Well done.

 Comment Written 14-Aug-2020


reply by the author on 14-Aug-2020
    Right on Roxy, and thank you, Dennis YBIC