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Salvation Can't
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By Michael P. Johnson
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   Salvation Can't be Bought.

Just think salvation could be bought

Could purchase second birth

Thieves and cheats would fear for nought

The rich, would rule the earth


The strong, through force, would take their toll

The weak, would stand aside

The sneak, would trick the simple soul

If man could turn the tide


Yet king and slave both suffer pain

To death must bend the knee

For gold and silver cannot gain

What Jesus gives us free


Through Christ alone we’ve saving grace

Through Christ, the price is paid

Through Christ, we’ll find the secret place

Where robes will never fade


We must be clothed, when Heaven bound

In gleaming robes of white

Yet only those The Truth have found

Receive life’s gown of light


No bank account can buy this gown

Fashioned upon a tree

No king can ever gain love’s crown!

Except they bend their knee


Except one sits at Jesus feet

Except we Christ obey

We’ll join the killer and the cheat

Throughout the youngest day


Through mountain trials we’ll understand

How deep or high we climb

Salvation’s but through Jesus’ hand

Through Jesus every time…..

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Submitted: Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 12, 2012

About the Poet
I never wrote a word of poetry in my life. Till the day Jesus took my hand and touched my soul.....I invite your response. However most poems are not about me! Very few are. But the feed-back good, bad or indifferent is always desired. Not meant to offend, but I write about many things in many a guise. Of life, death, lost, found, saved, backsliders, new comers, repenting souls, doubting hearts, heathens, Christians, fire, water, Satan's daughter, wallowing in sin, saved, made sound walking in Light, graceful righteous. Suffering, ecstatic, bored, excited, sad, delighted, Sick, well, lame, able, living, dying, etc. etc. etc. Writing about anything, everything and everyone as the spirit leads. All meant to reveal, waken, revive, encourage, shame, help. Gladden, pick up, exalt, portrait, liberate. Again over 99% of my work is not about me. Although at times I write as though I were or am. Speaking e.g. in the first person. This is quite common even in the bible itself. Prophets speak of themselves, then God speaks, again the prophet, then God......Quite often it's difficult to distinguish whom it is that at any given time is speaking or narrating.

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