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Have You Been Hurt by Religion?
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By James Pemberton
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Have You Been Hurt by “Religion”?


Are you tired of “religious people”

 knocking at your door?

You wish they’d leave...  “You can’t take it anymore!”


Have you been hurt by “church  people”

sometime in the past?

Somehow they hurt you... 

And the pain continues to last…


Have you been “wounded” by something

 somebody has said?

Perhaps you wonder if “they wish you were dead…”


Perhaps there’s someone that you

may have “befriended…”

They have done something that

 has hurt you and “offended.”


There’s probably many people that

you wish would “go away.”

Because of something they’ve

done to “darken your day.”


I’ve been there many times…  Believe me I know!

How someone’s actions or words can hurt your soul.


Even those who go to church are

often not very kind.

And they don’t hesitate to

give you “a piece of their mind.”


Religion is not the answer.  Look to Jesus

and the life he gives!

He alone has the power to love

 and completely forgive!


It’s only in his shed blood that you can find atonement.

He can change your life now!  This very moment!


He can heal your broken heart and wounded spirit.

An everlasting joy and love...  He freely gives it!


He can do what no “church”

or “religion” could ever do...

He can restore your life today! 

And make you BRAND NEW!!!


By Jim Pemberton    (c) 02012


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Submitted: Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Last Updated: Thursday, January 5, 2012

About the Poet
I and my wife have 4 grown children and currently live in the Pacific Northwest. I've spent much of my life doing volunteer work in the food distribution for the needy among local churches. Many of the poems I've written are a reflection of times of adversity as a reminder of God's love and faithfulness. I've found many opportunities to share my poems with those who are hurting and discouraged. I'm thankful for the reports of many of the poems touching people's lives. I hope that the poems included on Wordchimes will touch and bless your life too!

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