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Presumption or Ignorance
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By Michael P. Johnson
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    Presumption or Ignorance

Yet still they come with filthy hands

Shameful, singing their song                              

They say, “God’s love; He understands

He knows we’re not so strong


A holy life is hard to live

Its benefits are few

We come; that God may yet forgive

The sinful things we do”


Presumption leads the blind to sin

Still lost, they’ll surely die

But how on earth are they to win?

When no one tells them why?


Ignorance robs salvation’s crown

Complacence, is absurd

The world must see love’s bridal gown

Must hear God’s living Word


For Jesus’ church has come the time

To rise and shake her fist

From stagnancy, she needs to climb

Religion to resist


We’ll dance no more to Satan’s tune

The devil’s songs to sing

We’ll see hell’s kingdom come to ruin

When more to Christ we bring


Traditional pomp must find its end

The grave must claim deceit

The knee of pride must come to bend

All falsehood meet defeat


The bride must rise from off her pew

Give out, what God has shared

Show all the world she’s born anew

And for her Groom prepared…..

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Submitted: Friday, November 23, 2012

Last Updated: Friday, November 23, 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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