An Ode on Faith

An Ode on Faith

What keeps a man, when Abraham is preached,
From imitating him,---in murdering
His son?---to, another's life, be the thief?
Much the same that allows one, whose reading
Of a poet, understand the clever
Metaphors, and gives one's knowledge a truth.
'tis what allows a man knowledge; whispers
In his ears the meaning of sweetest fruit.
There is the literal, which, willing kills,
Without concept lays actions bare and bald.
The literal reading atheists fill
Christian minds, searching deeply for a fault.
Yet, we somehow know what a passage means,
For that is why faith remains; 'tis unseen.
Should man without this ability be,
Such man, hell's stone be his foreboding vault.

The Strongest Case For God

The strongest argument against God
Is this:

People naturally understand right from wrong.
I have a way I want to be treated.
And I want to treat others that way.
I also, want others to be treated well.
Therefore, I know this about myself
So I want this to be applied to others.

Why it fails, is that there are many masochists.
There are many sadists.
There are many people who enjoy war;
Many people who enjoy pain;
Many people who enjoy causing others to suffer.

It also fails, because what is true for one man
Isn't necessarily true for another.
What sexual appetite one person has
Might be repugnant to another.
What desire one person has
Might inflict pain on another
By mere economics.
One in forty women I meet
Would rather date another woman
Than me.
What's even worse
Is that one in two will divorce me
If I ever took the risk of marrying them.
One in nineteen people I meet
Are still a virgin.

There is also the subject that 
A baby can be destroyed in the womb.
There is also the subject that 
Some want drug use to go unregulated.
There is also the subject that
There are blacks who want to segregate the West.
There are women who want every man to be convicted of rape.
There are men who want pedophilia to be normalized.
There are whites who want to usher in communism.
There are educated people who are tearing down monuments.

It is because of all of this
That I stand firm in my faith.

The Strongest Case For God

The strongest argument against God
Is this:

People naturally understand right from wrong.
I have a way I want to be treated.
And I want to treat others that way.
I also, want others to be treated well.
Therefore, I know this about myself
So I want this to be applied to others.

Why it fails, is that there are many masochists.
There are many sadists.
There are many people who enjoy war;
Many people who enjoy pain;
Many people who enjoy causing others to suffer.

It also fails, because what is true for one man
Isn't necessarily true for another.
What sexual appetite one person has
Might be repugnant to another.
What desire one person has
Might inflict pain on another
By mere economics.
One in forty women I meet
Would rather date another woman
Than me.
What's even worse
Is that one in two will divorce me
If I ever took the risk of marrying them.
One in nineteen people I meet
Are still a virgin.

There is also the subject that 
A baby can be destroyed in the womb.
There is also the subject that 
Some want drug use to go unregulated.
There is also the subject that
There are blacks who want to segregate the West.
There are women who want every man to be convicted of rape.
There are men who want pedophilia to be normalized.
There are whites who want to usher in communism.
There are educated people who are tearing down monuments.

It is because of all of this
That I stand firm in my faith.

Son of Scylla

So, David had sowed a seed---a king,
And that King was Solomon.
So did Satan once sow a seed,---
And that seed was Death.

By the rape of Bathsheba
Came into the world Solomon.
By the rape of Scylla 
Came into the world Death.

Why does God choose one man
And another man He hates?

All do their crimes,---
Yet one is destined to heaven
But the other is destined for hell.

It is an offensive thing,
This cross. Great offense
That two men, having lived one life
One could be sent to paradise;
The other sent to hell.

I suppose that is the very breadth of it.
Two men, exactly the same,
One finds God
While the other, he will not.

What divine messenger spreads God's Word,
It is to one eternal life
So to another it is eternal damnation.

What separates the two, in
All likelihood,
Is the beating heart.
Two men live perfectly symmetrical lives,
All which determines grace or gory pain:
It is that beating thing beneath our chest.

Keep it good, unstained,
Though one had done what David had done,
One will still see eternal life.

Atlas

I stood, with the heavens on my shoulder.
If I could get a man to look up
The earth should be saved.
However, I had committed offenses
Against man, and as the preacher
Does, I held above me the pillars of the earth.
The mountainous daggers above me
The sinner's abyss below me.

I, I stood with the heavens upon my shoulder.
"Look up! Look up! There is a God,
"There are His angels, and His Cherubim
"And his Seraphim, and His Archangels,
"And Messengers, and His Nethanim,
"And Cherubs, and those sleeping in the grave.
"There is a world beyond our own.
"If you'd just look up,
"And unburden the heavens from my shoulder
"And hold them with me
"The earth might be saved."

The men stood, saying, "There are no heavens.
"There is only the earth.
"The stars are falling,
"Be we do not perceive them.
"The heavens are shaking,
"But we do not want them to be.
"Terrible misfortune has come upon us all
"Yet we, we wish to live like we always had.
"Believing in great mysteries about ourselves.
"For we are too preoccupied with the things of this world
"To even look up, and see the stars have fallen.
"To even look out, and see the seas are raging
"Over their perpetual bounds."

I looked upon them.
"Men, men, countrymen,
"Do you not see that I alone bear the pillars of the Earth?
"Do you not see that I alone bear the heavens on my shoulder?
"You have taken the Gorgon's head
"And have petrified me.
"For I can but stand, and ache, and stiffen my nape
"Against an unwise generation as yourselves.
"You do not see the disasters among you,
"You deny the glorious reward on high?
"What, what do you seek?
"If I alone bear the heavens on my shoulder,
"And you do not look up,
"It will come crashing down on all flesh,
"And I will but be a grain of sand
"Weighed in the measure.
"It would all fail,
"And I will be dead, and you so with me."

They say then,
"The sky is falling, says the preacher.
"Has he not always said this
"From days of old?
"Has the sky fallen?
"No, I say it hasn't."

To wit, the preacher gave one last breath
One last desperate straight of his back
And bore those heavens strong.
Then, he collapsed under the weight of the heavens.
The men stood in awe,

"Has the Christian Preacher fallen under 
"The weight of his own prophecies?
"None of his ill foreboding came true."

There came a voice thunderous from heaven,
"Love has departed from the earth.
"Men, seeking to be like the beasts
"Have succumbed to their primordial pleasures.
"Thus, your own hell will be by your own hands
"That none, for a thousand generations,
"Shall know what love is,
"Or know what it is to have peace.
"None shall know what it is to have joy
"Or even know that there is a God.
"This preacher has come to be with good men
"And gracious women,
"Who have all suffered,
"But none so bad as the tyranny
"Man had created when he said to God,
"'Depart, I never knew you.'
"Man wishes for God to depart,
"God shall depart, and all the good things
"With Him, while this preacher sleeps,
"And shares in conjugal vows with his Creator."

Freedom of Speech

It's gone.
The corporation can take it from you
By simply lolling you to sleep.
Withdraw the hand that feeds
And one cannot eat.
Extort, so that the only way to earn bread
Is to obey the companies that tell you.

14,000,000 people were killed in the Holocaust.
20,000,000 people were killed in Stalin's Holocaust.
100,000,000 people were killed in Mao's Holocaust.

Children die in war.
When we dropped our bombs, did it only kill men?
Men with helmets?
No, women, children, they died too
When we bombed Germany.

Ask any soldier how to win an occupation?
Kill down to the last child.
If God said to do it once,
Once in all of history.
Then consider the cannibals that they murdered.

Slavery is a punishment inflicted on a nation.
When that nation ritualistically cannibalizes its infants
When that nation sodomizes its child prostitutes
When that society sacrifices little children
I think putting them to work is a mitigated sentence.

God does, in fact, destroy.
He will bring plauges.
And those plagues comfort me.
What else is to be done to a nation of murderers
Who smear Fetus over their skin
To stay healthy?
Who barter the blood of infants
For their products?

Why is what is about to happen will happen?
Because there is no right and wrong
To this generation.
Murder is good, if it's in the name of Anarchy and violence.
But, God's war is far too viscous.

The Crusades were defensive wars,
To protect against invaders.
Ask any Muslim whether it is justified to defend your territory
At a cost of human life.
Americans piously drop bombs in Iraq
And burst women and children's flesh 
Yet it is only unethical if it's a sword.
Let the children wander in their war zones...
Because that's right.

YouTube is censoring this information.
It's the cold hard truths.
War, the more violent side wins.
That's why we don't fight them.
That's why there are nation states
Which give bounds, so remove not the ancient boundaries.

What is wicked is waging war with kids gloves
So an entire continent suffers.
What is immoral is marching armies
With the thought that war can be fought reserved...
Meanwhile, children lose everything, and get indoctrinated.

Ask any soldier about those verses in the Bible
That talk about war.
Those who have killed a child, for in war everything is justified.
That is why one ought not fight it.

War is wicked, because  believe in the Bible
And it makes war the most wicked thing in the world.
That is why God is moral.
Because He doesn't make war glorious.
He doesn't make war anything but what it is...
Supreme evil.
And with that, it is why the Law of War brings me comfort
That it ought not be fought in our day and age.

And all of this is censored on Your Television.

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The Evangelist Apollos

I

This is Apollos, to the Churches in Asia. Greetings. I do not know whether war is necessary against you, but it seems our elected governor, put in power by good Christians, wishes to seethe a dispute with you over something that was ordained by God, and directed to bring the deceiving nations a sense of humility. For as you know there are rumors of great plagues terrorizing all the inhabitants of the world. This was by no fault of yours, I am sure, but was in fact God’s design to bring back repentant souls, and to discourage the wicked from establishing their regimes. For, there were earthquakes in Assyria, and great works wrought by God which brought the unbelieving hearts of many to Christ.

It was said by one man in particular, that it was a good deed to go to war with Babylon. He had said, “God had told me to war with Babylon.” Had God spoken to this man, he would have clearly seen in Jeremiah that it was a foul and disgusting thing to go to war with Babylon. Which, the whole world has suffered under needless wars for centuries now, but he has caused the nations to doubt whether Christ is truly the Son of God.

Doubtless, you hear rumors about Homosexuality, how it is clean and right, and that women are not forbidden by Christ to commit fornication. When, indeed, when Christ spoke of men, he spoke of women. Equally, they both bear the weight of guilt under the law, and equally, both are shareholders of the same rewards and punishments. Do not accept this heresy, as it will confuse the church, and lead to a great falling away, as is prophesied. Rather, humble those brethren who believe such things, by reminding them it is a filthy act which is committed by the sons of men, and it need not be entertained as righteous, but as an abomination and filth.

Furthermore, there are those of the Amorites who have chosen God, and have colonized the land of Moab. These have found it dutiful to restrict certain luxuries in their villages, and it is done in the name of Christ. Such abstinence ought to be observed by all, to a less radical degree. For, it is these luxuries which are causing the most deceptions.

Furthermore, if I write to you a letter, churches in Asia, I write it to tell you to obey your governors, for I have prayed fervently for a place where Christ may flourish, for His spirit is fading in all of Europe. I believe that by your swift obedience to the laws, and by your unwillingness to partake in revolts, you will sway your emperors to allow Christ to be freely preached, for no other freedom do we need. For with Christ comes all freedom, and without Christ, what is called freedom is actually a bond and restraint.

Therefore, it must be said that sheep feed on grass, and chew the cud. They do not feed on wars nor violence. Do not hesitate to reprimand officials for their crimes, for Jeremiah had done such, and was rewarded greatly by God. However, do not take up stones to hurl at brethren, for wars are not our business. Only the preservation of the Gospel. Therefore, feed on the cud, and chew on it, for if you do, you shall remain wise and satisfied by poetry and the sundry things which Christ has given you the liberty to understand. For it is wise to get wisdom, and to use it for the expediency of peace. Understand that Christ is the Word, and the unwise cannot perceive Him, therefore, pray that they are empowered by the Holy Spirit to perceive what remains holy, but hidden from their eyes. However, also know that there will be wars and rumors of wars, and we are not to violate our love for Christ by fighting. Let Moabites fight for Moab, and let Assyrians fight for Assyria. However, we shall not resist Babylon.

If you doubt that this is indeed Apollos, I have it on confidence that I have talked with Paul, and am indeed the man whom he referred to, who was called up to the Third Heaven. And what was not lawful to speak, I shall not speak. However, it was not licentiousness that God confided to me, but rather the mystery of Zion. Antichrist will say that it was licentiousness since we share a similar mind, and this shall be a subtle way to identify him when he comes. For the Spirit of God attests that Jesus Christ is come in the Flesh, therefore, He is not merely an idea or fable, but is the living, breathing God, seated in His glorified body with the Father in heaven. Amen.

 

II

 

A second revelation came to me today, about worldly philosophy and the such. A woman asked me, “How is there free will, if God knows our decisions beforehand?” As such questions are common among the gentiles, let me show you the answer by which we give.

Jeremiah had said that we are living clay in the hands of almighty God, and God, while shaping the clay, had fashioned us into one lump with the Law of Moses. But, the Law of Moses had marred the clay, and did not produce the behavior which God had intended for His people. Instead, the people of God acted corruptly, therefore, it was the law which marred the clump of clay. Not that God makes mistakes, for the law was intended to mar the lump, and therefore, bring every vessel under the wrath of God’s condemnation.

Yet, now God fashions us as a new lump, as Christ Jesus for our new body, and His Spirit rests upon us, and does not wiggle, like our former selves had. And in this knowledge, that the Spirit of God is upon us for our salvation, we allow ourselves to have proper glaze and delicate paint. Whereas, if we were an unworthy vessel, who still adhered to the law of Moses, or had no law whatsoever, we would be unruly lumps of living clay, moving in God’s hand and never setting still so God could keep us.

Such an answer ought to be given to the gentiles, for their questions of worldly philosophy are accounted by men’s wisdom and not God’s. We know that there is no law among the Gentiles which they uniformly follow, but instead are disorderly and warmongers. But, with the Grace and Law of God in our hearts, we ourselves are peace amidst their ever troublesome wars. For what is it that we have choice or free will? Are not these silly constructs created by men? Is there either, or neither? The answer is best left to philosophers to debate about, but in evangelistic manner, we ought to report the truth found in scripture, and not the report given by men, and their worldly traditions.

For, it is good if one tries to tell a Christian that there is good, and to reason with them thus. But, to a nonbeliever, there can be no good, nor anything evil, and telling them so, they will not understand. These will be condemned to hellfire, and mischief will be upon them, and in their hearts is to do murders and slanders and all sorts of wicked deeds. The LORD’s people said Amen.

 

III

 

As a third and final revelation on this day, God had explicitly made a covenant with the Jews for salvation for all people. It was the covenant of the Lamb’s blood, which the Jews had profaned, and dishonored God to His face. For the Jews’ wars were to bring peace to all nations and tribes and tongues. And the Jews rather mingled with the peoples, and behaved wickedly. Which severed their Olive Branch from Christ. What became of this, was that God had told Nehemiah to eat of the fat of the lambs, which was unlawful, and to drink the sweet, which was also unlawful. Telling the Jews to wait patiently for a New Covenant, as is prophesied by Jeremiah.

The New Covenant is the LORD Jesus Christ, and His blood to save. I testify to you that Jesus Christ is the LORD, and that when the Gentiles speak of wars fought by Israel, know it is only because they fear God’s judgment on their own soul. For, the wars speak judgment against them, and God will surely slay them with the sword. The Law condemns entire nations, and condemns even the little ones to be slaughtered in the day of wrath. For this, the Gentiles tremble at Who God is, yet God had given them arms to cry out on, and a holy branch to bear them. What the Gentiles do with it, or the Jews, is up to their discretion, yet God knows forthwith the decision, yet the decision He has given to the sons of men, and many will make decisions, and still curse the Son of God for the judgment they see measured against them. For the wicked soul cannot call upon the LORD, nor is it in their favor to do so. Therefore, leave them as a first fruit of the harvest of sin, so others can see them, and be warned about their treachery. For, we appeal to those who have a conscience, and not to those who have none. Let God distinguish who these are, but let us be wise, and thoroughly refute them to their face, so the crowds watching can be made more shrewd.