Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Cries From the Modern Pew

Our preacher is just too hard when he preaches.
We must laugh, be hugged, entertained, isn't that what the Bible teaches?
Lighten up, preacher, take it easy, cut some corners, they say.
But God's man knows such things won't cut it on judgment day.

The pastor should ease up on doctrine, and try to just get along;
That way all the brethren together could sing the same old song.
He makes too much of outdated and costly separation.
But God's man knows he must pass the faith to the next generation.

Preach only the positive, just "Bless em," and be a man about town.
But God's man knows, in the long run, that will only bring souls down.
Get the people, no matter the cost, nickels and noses is the game,
But with the prophets, the apostles, and Jesus, it wasn't the same.

And why oh why must he always defend that old black Book?
He always says in the Authorized we should only look.
It seems to us that other versions do just as well.
But God's man knows that twisted Scripture surely leads to hell.

Brimstone, Bible education, loud preaching, it's all a lot of prattle.
But God's man knows, folks fall away if their cage he doesn't rattle.
Make it smooth, leave out parts of the Bible, those things that scatter.
But God's man knows, it's all God's Word and that ought to matter.

And does it really count how the members live and dress?
But God's man knows that's why the country is in such a mess.
Oh dearly beloved, let us faithfully the old paths trod.
We'll be very glad we did when, at the end, we face God.

By Pastor Clayton Doss



Blogger Cindy said...

That was great and sadly, the way it really is with so many in todays world!

10:26 PM  
Blogger Jim said...

Sis. Cindy,

Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment... to me, it is so easy to look back and see that the church has let the world in, and there is less and less church out in the world.

10:59 PM  
Blogger Julie's Jewels said...

I know several churches that used to stand for convictions and had strong standards...but today they are leaning more and more toward the ways of the world. It saddens my heart.

10:13 PM  

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