Antichrist

One of the reasons the enemy is so cruel

Is that he knows when men are wicked

God will send plagues for their evening gruel.

Thus, he further disheartens mankind

When men lose faith and trust in the lies

They have no rhyme or reason to know what has been done.

This plague we are suffering is from God the Father, Spirit and Son.

 

Thus, the enemy will use it to bray

And to say, “There is no God, for why would He send a plague?”

They, in eternal hatred and strife

Will say, “We had done everything we could to hide

“You during this wicked outbreak.”

However, there is a God, this proves it is so.

For men are being wicked, and God has here shown

That men were falling away from the faith.

My children, do not be, I say do not be afraid.

 

So when Antichrist is in power for aught

He will take advantage of every plague when God’s wroth.

Evangelist

In the scripture,

It says “The Law Converts the Heart.”

Abstract theories of the universe cannot sway

A man to believe in Christ.

If the stem of a banana is a cola tap.

We cannot be Dr. Pangloss.

Because I believe wholly that the Law of God is

The measure by which we preach.

 

“Have you stolen?”

Yes.

“Have you blasphemed?”

Yes.

“Do you know that every blasphemy leaves a permanent stain?”

No.

At this my face flushed red.

“Have you ever looked at a woman with lust?”

No.

“Your friend says you’re lying.”

I blush even more.

“Have you called your brother a fool?”

Many times.

“That is the same as murder to God.”

“Have you ever told a lie about someone?”

Yes.

“Whose work do you rely on to get into heaven.”

My own.

“Well, that is breaking the Sabbath. That carries a death sentence.”

“Have you ever wanted something that someone else owned?”

Yes.

“Have you ever made an idol?”

“No, I never did that.”

“So, you never put your popularity above a relationship with a friend?”

Well, yes.

“What do you think caused you to do that?”

Idolatry.

“Have you ever been ashamed of Jesus in public?”

No.

“So, you could walk up to anyone on this boardwalk, and talk about Jesus?”

Yes.

“Why not him?”

Okay, no.

“Wouldn’t you call that Idolatry?”

“Have you ever worshiped another God?”

No, never. I always believed in Jesus.

“So, you never sinned?”

Well, I sinned.

“Then when you were sinning, were you putting Jesus above everything else?”

No.

“Then, you have worshiped other gods.”

“Have you ever dishonored your father or mother.”

No.

“Have you ever done something directly to disobey them?”

Yes.

“Then you have dishonored your father and mother.”

Yes.

 

“Then you have just admitted to breaking every one of God’s commandments.”

Yes.

“What are you going to do to be saved?”

Can’t God forgive me?

“He can, if you put Jesus on as a parachute, as Ray Comfort says,

“Or as Jeremiah says, you don’t carry the burden of your sin on your shoulder

“During the Sabbath.

“Because it is a weight too burdensome for a man to carry,

“And we need Jesus to carry our sins for us, not us.”

Why?

“Because it makes you a better person when you’re forgiven

“Than when you are trying to pay back what is owed.

“When you’re forgiven, you do things out of the kindness of your heart.

“When you have to do good as a matter of paying back debt

“You are always doing what is good because you feel that it is your debt

“And you are not doing it from a desire to be good.

“You are being good to save yourself,

“And you are not being good because it is good.”

 

Well, I believe in evolution, so it disproves the Bible.

“Does evolution disprove the Bible?”

Yes, it’s impossible for the Bible to be true.

“Cannot you believe in evolution and the Bible, too?”

No.

“Is the world flat?”

No.

“How do you know this.”

Because of science.

“Yet, have you ever been to the moon to prove the earth is a sphere?”

No.

“So, how do you know that the Earth is actually a sphere.”

I don’t know.

“You’ve heard from people who’ve witnessed it first hand, haven’t you?”

Yes.

“Well, what about the billions more people who’ve witnessed God’s power, or at the very least have witnessed evil?”

I guess, but what does that have to do with anything?

“Well, if more people have witnessed good, and more people have witnessed evil, than have witnessed that the earth is round, why wouldn’t you believe them?”

I don’t know.

“Because it’s silly to believe that the Earth is flat. We’ve been to space to prove that the Earth is round. And more people have witnessed that there is good than have witnessed that the earth is round. So, why would you doubt the billions of people who’ve had experiences with good and evil?”

Well, they’re all crazy.

“Isn’t it more likely that you are crazy, if billions more people have witnessed these things? Wouldn’t you think that the small minority of people who claim to have never witnessed it, are indeed lying, or at the very least deluded? What’s the definition of a delusion?”

I don’t know.

“It’s a false belief. And do you know what evidence we have to believe?”

No.

“Witness testimony all around the world. If you go to Africa, they’re going to know that murder is wrong. If you go to Asia they’re going to know that rape is wrong. In some places, very few, they don’t know this, but the majority of people know God’s law. It’s written in their hearts. And if you’re going to discredit all of those witness testimonies based on a couple hundred Scientist’s opinions, what would you call that?”

Smart.

“No! I’d call it insane!”

How do you know that other people aren’t right, and you’re wrong?

“Because I have God’s law in the Bible, and it speaks into the very nature of sin, and repentance, and has the only way to get right, which is to trust in God. If there were another way to be saved, than all mankind would be doing what’s right just to be saved. That can’t be right, can it?”

No.

“Then, how do you think people ought to be saved?”

By doing what’s right because they want to, not because they have to.

“Now do you understand why you need Jesus?”

I think.

 

“Why do you think there is a hell?”

Because some people want to live in sin.

 

“Will you put your trust in the LORD Jesus Christ today?”

The Sheep Gate, in Hexameter

A man has found every moral there is, softly thinking strong forms

Of man’s greatest aspirations, lofty,—so found a god through them.

For, morals can be discovered by all, some like calculus solved

Ever so meticulously and long; others like addition

Were found by merely adding one plus one—that would be golden rules.

However, why is there only one name, which will save a man’s life?

 

Because one name, Jesus Christ, had found them, every moral we know

And had preached it to the whole of the earth, every moral we know.

Some say He borrowed from everyone else;—others that He was wrong.

Rightly, if He did borrow all morals;—how did He find them all?

He found war, and told all men not to fight; for He would fight for us.

He told men to obey authorities;—He told men when not to.

If there is not one name under heaven, then all our knowledge is

Scattered abroad in thousands of thinkers, whom we will never find.

This is why there is only one sheep’s gate;—yes, just one name that saves.

Because the smartest among us couldn’t, no they could not even

Figure the sum of half our moral truths;—thus, we must procure faith

In that humble LORD of the Sabbaoth—Jesus Christ is His name.

Christus Miraculous

In every man is a feral wolf.

A shadow.

Pure aggression.

Pure hatred.

Pure violence.

Pure lust.

 

When he is in our conscious

We have no reason to dream.

Rather, we act on his impulses

Making love with whomever we want.

Killing with words and insults.

Hide him, we begin to see the man we truly

Were, making love in our dreams

Killing, pillaging, destroying.

 

When, however, he is not hidden

When he is in our actions and daily lives,

We do not perceive what he is doing.

We do not know how rotten we truly are.

We say of ourselves, “I’m a good person.”

Meanwhile, we exclude others.

Meanwhile, we make unabashed love

To every sex organ that will allow us…

When we’ve truly shocked ourselves

We begin to make it a part of our personality

Insisting that we were born this way.

It is true… that we were born with this apparition.

This thing that will legalize every crime

So we get off Scot-free.

 

Soon, it becomes us.

Its fears, its impulses

Its resentment, the animal.

It writhes in our bones.

Feral, we live unhindered by every one of our wicked devices.

 

What does Christ do for us?

He chains this abomination,

And with enough prayer, fasting and love,

He casts the very thing into the sea.

That is what Christ offers his servants.

He removes this violence in us

And binds it first in our dreams.

Then, the cur unlooses,

And is killed—

He is killed on Christ’s body

And when Christ arises,

It is us, our new man.

 

That should be religion…

The removal of this animal in us.

If our genes are that of a homosexual

Murderer, rapist or adulterer,

That shadow will be thrown off

And renewed in Christ.

It is a miracle—

It is a transformation.

And, it is true that it can be healed.

 

The Two Servants of God

There were two men.

One of the men murdered

One of the men committed adultery

One of the men blasphemed unto death

One of the men had made fraudulent oaths.

The other did none of this

But rather had unbelief.

 

The first man,

Seeing he had been pardoned for all of his sin

Decided that it was good.

So, he lived his days securely

Never in fear of judgment.

He spent his days cheerfully

Giving to the poor and receiving nothing in return.

He builded houses and churches and places of rest

For the poor, and thanked God every day

That his blasphemies, oaths, murders and adulteries all were forgiven.

For, he was happy that he was permitted to do his good deeds in the name of the

Father, Son and Holy Ghost.

 

The second man

He did not see a reason to be pardoned from his sins.

He decided that he was good.

So, he lived his days securely

Never in fear of human justice.

He spent his days cheerfully

Not giving much to the poor, but rather expected every borrowed thing to be returned in measure,

As was the custom.

He did not thank God, but rather thanked himself

For all of the provisions he had stored up for himself.

He was happy, and decided that he did good deeds enough,

Sufficient that he had never thought he had sinned.

 

It came to a time when both men died,

The righteous man with the hypocrite.

 

The Father asked the first man,

“What had you done?”

The man replied,

“Nothing father.”

The LORD said,

“Well done good and faithful servant.”

 

The Father asked the second man,

“What had you done?”

The man replied,

“Oh, Father, I made a fortune, and blessed myself upon the Earth.”

The LORD said,

“What had you done with your sustenance?”

The man said,

“Well, I spent it for my stomach.”

The Father said,

“What of the poor?”

The man said,

“I’ve given some to the poor.”

The Father said,

“Yet, I have another man who had just died today.

“He had given much to the poor, more than his ten percent.

“Though, he had never made much, nor blessed himself

“On the earth, he was neither rich, nor satisfied with his life

“Except in his giving.”

The man then said,

“Well, what must I do to be saved?”

The LORD said,

“Be gone, I never knew you, you proud and wicked servant.”

What Faith Is

Faith is substantive.

People say, “Just believe it, and it will come true.”

This is not true.

If there is no truth in what you believe

It will not come true.

That is why faith is the “Substance of things hoped for

“The evidence of things unseen.”

There must be evidence.

If there is no evidence, then there can be no substance

To the hope, therefore, it is not faith.

 

Faith is not blind.

It is substantive

That there is evidence to believe

What is to be believed,

And that the things you hope for are true.

When hopes are true,

And there is substance to the hope,

And the evidence proves that the hope is true…

Then, there can be faith that what is hoped for is true.

 

Willing into existence something ex nihilo

Doesn’t work. There must be a tangible

String of real continuity.

It is what separates a mental illness

From mere anxiety.

The mental illness, there is no string of faith

To make the delusion real.

Or, rather, perhaps the faith in the delusion

Is that it is true, and that is your punishment.

Or, perhaps the delusion is positive,

And perhaps there is some faith

To believe the delusion,

And the delusion turns out to be true.

Rather, faith is convincing because of the evidence of substance

On which we hope for something.

 

It is why Christians are fundamentally wrong.

They cite Moses in Exodus.

But, could Moses have truly walked into those lands?

Was his people able to do so?

Were they able to conquer giants?

The answer is no.

There was no substance of good

In them, because they were all taken into idolatry.

Therefore, the movement into lands

Hostile, and filled with giant men would have been impossible.

Therefore, they all died.

Not because they didn’t move,

But because their hearts were given to idols.

 

Likewise, when you see a hope dangled out in front of you

And it is retracted,

The best measure of business is to assess that there was no faith

In the hope. There was no evidence of substance to be a reason to hope.

As, faith is logical—

It is not blind.

Rather, if faith is blind it leads to the kinds of issues we see today

Of men zealously trying to climb a corporate ladder

In order to garner the success they so desire.

Faith is not magic.

Faith, rather, is what is.

If something is believed so stongly

As to move a man,

It could very well be a delusion that moves him.

It is not faith.

 

With that, there is plenty of evidence

That Christ is the LORD.

My faith is built on moral observations

And nothing less.

The world moves,

Invisibly,

To the laws set in my holy scripture.

Men behave the way it predicts.

It tells me what I already know to be true.

It doesn’t invent a morality for me,

But affirms the one I already know.

 

Bad people are bad,

And must be destroyed.

Good people are good,

And must be blessed.

There are a lot of bad people who get nothing bad in their lives.

There are a lot of good people who get nothing good in their lives.

But, it’s up to good people

To make sure other good people stay good

By encouraging them,

And being there in their sufferings.

That is what separates a good Christian from a bad Christian,

Is that a good Christian will see the destitute

And have compassion on them.

They will read their law

And see violence was done away with

When Jehoakim and Manasseh broke the Everlasting Covenant.

No longer are we to slaughter infants in battle.

Rather, the patience of the saints is that they will not

Fight, nor lead a man into captivity.

Rather, it is Christ who will kill

On His second arrival.

And will He find faith on the earth?