Poetry With A Mission

...a thought provoking poetical exercise.

A Dangerous Doctrine

“For if we willingly persist in sin after having received the knowledge of the truth,
there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins, but a fearful prospect of judgment,
and a fury of fire that will consume the adversaries” (Heb 10:26,27).

From observation — not a pedestal — I’ve become concerned
As to why so many Christians from the right path have turned.
Most act so worldly, witness badly, and God’s Word disobey,
And yet, still seem to think that they’ll be in Heaven one day.

The truth is they won’t be if they continue as they are,
For God’s Word tells us clearly such from Heaven He will bar.
Christians can’t have it both ways, though, sadly, some think they can,
Due to being fooled by "Once saved, always saved" — the words of man.

Such think that once you accept Christ as your Saviour, and His grace,
You will never be lost, nor Divine repercussions face.
Thus, giving in to the flesh, they choose to willfully sin,
And why not, one could say, for as far as Heaven goes — they’re in!

Well, such certainly think so, and may be lost thinking so,
Unless they’ve a change of heart, and the true facts get to know.
For  "Once saved, always saved" simply lulls folk into thinking
They’re on their way to Heaven when actually they’re sinking.

This way — Satan ensures that such will be lost — just like him,
Hence why "Once saved, always saved" is his cherished End-time hymn.
Well, at least that’s the tune he’s playing, which has gone down a treat,
For "Once saved, always saved" — to Laodicean ears — sounds so sweet.

Yes, it’s a dangerous doctrine, it’s spurious, cruel — plain wrong,
And Christians who’ve embraced such, Satan’s just stringing along.
Such Christians are actually taking license with God’s grace,
Something God never intended, for such is a disgrace.

Christians are God’s ambassadors, they’re a light on a hill,
Which will hardly be shining if they’re not doing His will.
No, Christians can’t have it both ways, and nor will God such allow,
For no one is getting to Heaven just any old how.

By the way: Satan also has folk thinking men can forgive sins,
And when he sees men of the cloth pardoning such, he grins.
For only God can pardon, who then says, “Go and sin no more,”
For He’s a God of justice who points to His moral Law.

When a father lets his child misbehave with no consequences,
It’s not long before that child is committing more offences.
Fallen humanity — just like a child — needs direction,
 Thus, God’s Law points out our sin, and sinning needs correction.

If true ambassadors, we’ll willingly walk as directed,
Showing — that we, the branches, and Christ, the vine — are connected.
But not walking so, shows we’ve become disconnected,
And that we, via choice or slackness, another path have selected.

We’ve thus voided Christ’s sacrifice, and should repent like we’re told,
And if we genuinely do — grace — God will not withhold.
But God’s no fool, and like all good fathers, has to make a call,
And eventually — a Judgment — that’ll upset or enthrall.

No, sadly, "Once saved, always saved" just pokes fun at God’s grace,
For God can’t overlook sin, nor accept those who sin embrace.
God will only save the faithful who daily seek out His will,
Not those — who via choice or slackness — His Word do not fulfill.

By Lance Landall

“ ‘Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven,
but he who does the will of My Father in heaven ’ ” (Matt 7:21, NKJV).

“For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation to all, training us to renounce
impiety [a lack of obedience, respect, or reverence to God] and worldly passions,
and in the present age to live lives that are self-controlled, upright, and Godly”
(Titus 2:11,12).

It would be preferable if you could also read my poem "Once Saved, Always Saved"