Posts Tagged ‘hypocrites’

“Jesus was happy to address a ‘SPH ministerial.’  He could speak on a non-offensive subject.” OR “Jesus brought in Dr. X, a SPH leader, for His disciples to hear.” NOT!

If you read that, it was a FALSE gospel. Jesus condemned the important “church” of His day (Mat 23.13ff) & (Luk 11.44), the “SPH” i.e. Scribes, Pharisees, Hypocrites.  It is a serious problem when “holiness institutions” bring in Dr. X who is connected with a group that has backslidden from preaching/living True Holiness.

– eab, 11/11/14

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Hypocrites can fool Christians,

At least for a few days.

Hypocrites can fool preachers,

With their counterfeiting ways.

Hypocrites can fool themselves

– That is scariest of all;

For how can you get up,

If you think you did not fall.

          – eab, 10/9/08

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If you could create your own Jesus,

To suit your political taste,

You might have Him born “like a king,”

And not in a manger, near waste.


You might have His step-dad a merchant,

Perhaps owning part of the bank,

So Jesus could have lots of funds,

And thus dress a little more swank.


You might change the scene at the temple,

(At twelve He confounded the docs.)

Pretend that He birds made on wing,

By merrily tossing up rocks.


You might have Him coddling the preachers,

Intent on their legalist brew,

(But He called them hypocrites – Wow,

No wonder they “bit nails in two.”)                   


Your special “new Jesus,” your dream one,

Might skip all Golgotha’s cold loss, 

He’d be a warm “pattern,” and teach,

Avoiding the grave and the cross.


A Christ so political saves none.

All sinners would die in their sin.

Thank God for His Son, who is real,

Not something created by men.


The real Christ died once for all sinners,

Arose He then, Victor, not dead.

He’s coming again, now to rule.

It’s just like they* said that He said.

                      ~  o  ~

Amen and Amen, once again!  – eab, 12/12/‘03

Written while in Phoenix, Arizona

*  The Bible writers

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