Poetry With A Mission

...a thought provoking poetical exercise.

“For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” (Rom 3:23, NKJV).

“For there is one God and one mediator between God and men, the man Jesus Christ” (1 Tim 2:5, NKJV).

I am the door. If anyone enters by Me, he will be saved…” (John 10:9, NKJV).

“Jesus said to him, ‘I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me’” (John 14:6, NKJV).

“Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and you will be saved, you and your household” (Acts 16:31, NKJV).

“You shall not make for yourself any carved image, or any likeness of anything that is in the heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth; you shall not bow down to them nor serve them. For I am a jealous  God…” (Ex 20:4,5, NKJV).  Note: This is the second Commandment.

“Then I [John the Revelator] fell at his feet to worship him [the angel]. And he said unto me, ‘See thou do it not: I am thy fellow servant, and of thy brethren that have the testimony of Jesus: worship God [God only]…’ ” (Rev 19:10, KJV).

“She will bear a son, and you are to name him Jesus, for He will save His people from their sins” (Matt 1:21, NKJV).

“And she gave birth to her first born son…” (Luke 2:7, NIV).

“Now the birth of Jesus Christ was as follows: After his mother Mary was betrothed to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Spirit” (Matt 1:18, NKJV).

“And he knew her not till she had brought forth her firstborn son: and he called his name JESUS” (Matt 1:25, KJV).

“The husband should give to his wife her conjugal rights, and likewise the wife to her husband” (1 Cor 7:3).

In the texts below, Mary herself displays her need of a Saviour too:

“And Mary said: “My soul glorifies the Lord and my spirit rejoices in God my Saviour for He has been mindful of the humble state of His servant. From now on all the generations will call me blessed for the Mighty One has done great things for me — holy is His name” (Luke 1:46-49, NIV).

In the text below,we see Christ curtailing any tendancy to elevate Mary as an object of worship:

“As Jesus was saying these things, a woman in the crowd called out, “Blessed is the mother who gave you birth and nursed you.” He relied, “Blessed rather are those who hear the word of God and obey it” (Luke 11:27, NIV)

“Yet all these [faithful Bible heroes of all the ages] though they were commended for their faith, DID NOT RECEIVE what was promised [eternal life, immortality], since God had provided something better [much fairer] SO THAT THEY WOULD NOT, APART FROM US, BE MADE PERFECT [immortal. They will have to wait, including Mary]”  (Heb 11:39,40).

“The coming of the lawless one is apparent in the working of Satan, who uses all power, signs, lying wonders,  and every kind of wicked deception for those who are perishing, because they refused to love the truth  and so be saved...” (2 Thess 2:9-11).

Mary, Mother Of Jesus

Make no mistake, for the Word of God makes two things absolutely clear:
One: There's only ONE redeemer — CHRIST — and He alone we're to revere.
Two: There is only ONE mediator — yes, Christ again, by design,
Which means, there's NO co-redeemer, co-mediator — human or divine.

Therefore, Mary did not play, nor plays, any part in our salvation,
And in God’s eyes, to state that she did, would be an abomination.
No, Mary couldn’t be and isn’t involved in Christ’s mediation,
Hence why Mary shouldn't be given some kind of glorification.

And note this: Mary was not blessed above all women, but was simply
The most blessed among women — a Jew, one who was chosen divinely.
Mary, just like us, was a sinner, for ALL have sinned, we’re clearly told,
Which makes her a mere mortal like us — exact same stock, exact same mould.

Therefore, any who exalt her are acting most un-biblically,
For she was simply a vehicle — and nothing more — though deemed worthy.
Thus, we’re not to bow down in veneration to her, for that is SIN,
And nor are we to worship angels, be they cherub or seraphim.

As well, we're not to bow before idols, worshiping indirectly,
Which includes not making such, as making such, is acting incorrectly.
For after all, the second Commandment forbids such, and rightly so,
Given God is worshiped directly, not via men or idols below.

Thus, taking any glory away from God via idols, men, or Mary,
Is not only a GREAT SIN, but it is acting ILLOGICALLY.
For surely all Christians know that only CHRIST can save and mediate,
As it has to be someone who's SINLESS, DIVINE — Christ, our advocate.

And hence why our God won’t and can’t co-this or co-that accommodate,
Yes, there’s no co-redeemer, co-mediator — I reiterate.
And as far as Mary goes, she certainly needed a Saviour too,
For just like us, she was a fallen being too, a human through and through.

That Mary remained a virgin as some claim, isn't found in Scripture,
And such isn’t even logical — just a generated picture.
Besides, celibacy doesn’t make one sinless, holy, nor a saint,
For what God has blessed in marriage is hardly sin, and does not taint.

Plus, “Before they came together,” suggests sexual activity
That would have occurred after our Lord's birth between Joseph and Mary.
And that Joseph “Knew her not until she had brought forth her firstborn son,”
Also suggests sexual activity that later had begun.

Christ, via Mary’s birth canal, entered this fallen world that we live in,
In other words, in the very same manner as us, though without sin.
This, God's Holy Word confirms, for Mary, “Gave birth to her firstborn son,”
And “firstborn” implies that she had more children, and not only just one.

And note this...

Mary still remains in her grave just like all the saints who are long dead,
And can no more help us than help herself, for her grave she hasn’t fled.
Yes, for she too awaits Christ’s soon return, and that Resurrection day
When all who've been faithful — and together — will Heavenward wing their way.

And therefore, any weeping statue, or some ghostly apparition,
Is just the work of Satan who plays on falsehood and superstition.
For he knows that his time is short, and is therefore leading folk astray,
As he's just a liar, who misleading signs and wonders will display.

By Lance Landall

2.  Mary Human, Mortal And Fallen

Oh, Mary,

How appalled you’d be if you could see how they’ve mantled you with divinity,
Are even asking requests of you, your graven image blurring Calvary.
Yes, your stone or wooden idols found in many a home and church, and some say:
That you’ve appeared and spoken, have very important messages for today.

Well, such you can’t see, Mary, for the dead know nothing nor praise the Lord, we’re told,
And won’t receive their reward or penalty until Christ’s return we behold.
And therefore, they asleep in their graves, so to speak, and you too, obviously,
For you were human, mortal and fallen just like us, aren’t Divine nor holy.

Hence why it’s a sin for folk to ask requests of you, bow before your image,
And, that you can’t intercede on our behalf, do anything, all must understand.
For such teaching and practice is blasphemous, it detracting from God’s glory,
And why there’ll be a day of reckoning, your sainthood a spurious story,

And of which once again you’d be appalled, Mary.

Yes, such plain heresy, a pagan-Christian fusion that’s come from Papal Rome,
And that’s also tied in with that current spiel that all Protestants should come “home.”
For “home” was never Rome but the bosom of Christ and apostolic teaching,
Which is far from the many sad things that Catholicism has been preaching.

Yes, go back to God’s Word, dear friend, and study it carefully and thoroughly,
For there’s no intercessor but Christ who sent the Holy Spirit and not Mary.
No, because she’s earthly, mortal and fallen like us, and thus still here on Earth,
A Jew who was simply and especially handpicked for a grand virgin birth.

But come the resurrection (the reason for Christ’s return), and she’ll come forth, and,
Along with all the saved of all the ages, will leave this sin infested land.
And there in Heaven (for a millennium), we’ll all stay until we descend,
The New Jerusalem landing on the Earth made new — oh, what a happy end!

God’s Word makes it clear that after Christ’s birth, Joseph was intimate with his wife,
And that Mary, (Christ being her firstborn), gave birth to more children throughout her life.
And therefore, she no perpetual virgin, just blessed among and not above,
For every woman’s precious in God’s sight, the receiver of blessings and love.

By Lance Landall

“I [Christ] am a stranger to my brothers, an alien to my own mother’s [Mary’s] sons”
(Ps 69:8, NIV). Note also Rev 20:6; 21:1-4.

3.  Regarding Popes

Dear reader: With the greatest of respect, a pope is simply a man,
He’s not a god, nor Holy, for only God is, and not fallen man.
Therefore, it's folly and dangerous to revere a human, a man,
And hence why Scripture states that we're to only worship God, not a man.

We’re also told that we're not to worship angels — who’re higher than man —
Which means that if we cannot revere angels, we certainly can’t man.
Yes, a pope may well be a good man, but he can’t be a Holy man,
For only God is Holy, and other heavenly beings, never man.

So tell me, were any of the apostles treated like a king? No.
And were they placed upon a throne, bowed to, treated like royalty? No.
When upon this earth, was Jesus enthroned, and treated like a king? No.
And did our Saviour ever say that any apostle should be? No.

Has God ever wanted a man enthroned, and treated like a king? No.
And was God pleased with ancient Israel’s prideful desire for a king? No.
Were Israel’s priests — who represented our God above — put on thrones? No.
And therefore, should anyone other than God himself be enthroned? No.

Yes, the Bible makes it very clear that...

Man shouldn’t be glorified, put on a pedestal, but God alone;
That man shouldn’t be bowed down to, encased in splendour, but God alone.
For in our Saviour's eyes, all who exalt themselves will be called the least.
Plus, a man can’t forgive sins on behalf of Christ, even if a priest,

True leaders act like servants, thus shunning all the baubles of power,
They knowing that God will soon have His day, and man, merely his hour.
For man’s a mere mortal, a fallen creature, and hence most unworthy,
And shouldn’t have his own followers, for such simply steals from God’s glory.

No, a pope is a mere man, appointed by man, and by man alone,
And a pope wields power in a manner that God simply cannot condone.
For to no one on earth does God give such power to sway or dictate,
As it’s God and His will that we follow — it's upon Him that we wait.

Yes, there is only one Saviour, and He is divine, and up on high,
And it is in Him that we should trust, and thus earthly leaders pass by.
For only He can forgive us, only He can redeem and restore,
So, please don’t glorify a man, for where sin is, man is at its core.

The truth is, that popes are fallible — in fact, any leader is, so,
We shouldn't put trust in a man, nor systems, for they both come and go.
Yes, we may respect a man, and treat him with a certain dignity,
But that’s as far as it goes, for God says so, and emphatically.

In a certain sense, every Christian is a priest and leader. How so?
By their very witness — in truth and deed — reaching souls on earth below.
A pope’s just a figurehead and nothing more, he’s there to serve the flock,
Plus, salvation is not found in man, but in Christ, for He is the Rock.

By Lance Landall

The New Testament Church knows nothing of popes.

Who will not fear You, O Lord, and bring glory to Your name?
For You alone are holy…” (Rev 15:4, NIV).

“The twenty-four elders and the four living creatures fell down and worshiped God, who was seated on the throne. And they cried: ‘Amen, Hallelujah!’ ” (Rev 19:4, NIV).

“He [Christ] is the Rock, His works are perfect, and all His ways are just. A faithful God who does no wrong, upright and just is He” (Deut 32:4, NIV).

“Salvation is found in no one else [but Christ], for there is no other name under heaven given to men by which we must be saved” (Acts 4:12, NI

You might also like to read my poem "The Rock, The Keys, And Peter" the link being at the bottom of this page.

4.  A Letter To The Pope

(Re the encyclical Caritas in Veritate, Pope Benedict XVI)

I hear you’re calling for a New World Order — in our interests, of course,
However, given history, such a proposal I can’t endorse.
For not long ago, a religious power reigned for hundreds of years,
And savagely so, using the state’s military might — hence my fears.

In the Christian Bible in the book of Revelation, chapter thirteen,
It appears to be warning of a repeat of that same historic scene;
That most will be fooled into going along with a new order of things,
From which I understand persecution and murder once again springs.

It says that this new world wide power will act just like the other one,
Forcing its dogma on all, sometime after its reign has begun.
Obviously it’s a wolf in sheep’s clothing; Satan’s vehicle, tool,
Which eventually will bring everybody under his rule.

Hence my concerns, lest you’re desiring what may fulfil this prophecy,
Which also appears to be tied in with the end of earth’s history.
Given the state of the world currently, and maybe what you’re suggesting,
Could it be earth’s end is near, and you, wrongly in such plans investing?

It appears that this new power — a New World Order, undoubtedly,
May be tied in with that past cruel religious power, intriguingly.
The Christian Bible says that the new power’s a copy of an old one,
And that this new religious power is one that all on earth should shun.

Hence why I can’t go along with calls for a New World Order, you see,
More so, one that in time would curtail civil and religious liberty.
Besides, no one body should control every nation, humanity,
And certainly not a religious one steering the military.

Yes, history often repeats itself, and New World Orders aren’t new,
At least that is, in the minds of those ones who such have tried to pursue.
After all, isn’t such the ultimate for those who’re power hungry,
Or who’re religiously deluded and unsound spiritually?

By that I mean, history is strewn with the likes, who’ve come and gone,
After having wickedly plundered, raped, tortured and stamped upon.
All in the name of religion, or some other justification,
Working their murderous way from city to city, nation to nation.

And then the world, or so they’ve hoped, and might have — but not, fortunately;
And who would have it otherwise who values freedom and liberty?
For power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely,
Despite the best of intentions, or efforts of humanity.

It appears that the new power somehow gains the confidence of all,
Managing to deceive — that is, those who foolishly for such fall.
And given it’s a world wide power, a New World Order, clearly,
I’d encourage you to reconsider your proposal. Yours sincerely.

By Lance Landall

This poem was penned 23 August 2009.

And that past religious power? Papal Rome.

Then I saw another beast [power] that rose out of the earth; it had two horns like a lamb and it spoke like a dragon [deceptive in appearance because it later changes character, becomes Satanic]. IT EXERCISES ALL THE AUTHORITY OF THE FIRST BEAST [previous power] ON ITS BEHALF, AND MAKES THE EARTH AND ITS INHABITANTS WORSHIP THE FIRST BEAST [in other words, it effectively fulfills the previous powers desires], whose MORTAL WOUND HAD BEEN HEALED [revives from its previous fall from power]” (Rev 13:11,12).

“Jesus answered, ‘My kingdom is not of this world…’ ” (John 18:36, KJV).

“And He [Christ] said to them, ‘Render therefore to Caesar [the state (Rom 13:1,2)] the things
that are Caesar’s, and to God the things that are God’s’ ” (Luke 20:25, NKJV)

This poem was penned on 23 April 2015, and added to on 2 January 2020 and 4 December 2021.

5.  A Letter To Pope Francis

Going by God’s Word, which all Christians should, all men are equal, but none Holy,
’Cause we’re fallen, sinful, mortal creatures, and thus all in need of Calvary.
Hence my approaching you as a fellow brother, for things you’ve said concern me,
Though such not all I may address, for other things bother considerably.

I as a peace loving person, and a Christian, was appalled to hear you say:

“If someone insulted my mother, I would punch them,” which is hardly Christ’s way.
Nor prudent given Papal Rome’s violent, bloody, oppressive history,
And so completely at odds with “turn the other cheek”-cum-Christianity,

And, at the end of the day, it simply not something a church leader should say.

“It’s only natural,” you said, and I thought, what about sanctification,
The Holy Spirit’s moulding and empowering — we thus a new creation —
And haven’t you condemned violence, and doesn’t violence beget violence?
Hence those brawls we see, the arrival of the police and oft an ambulance.

If someone insulted my mum, I’d show then the door, certainly speak my mind,
But punch them? No, for such a sad response would declare me hot-headed or blind.
And such would put me offside with Christ, even Paul who was once known as Saul,
A persecutor who became a pacifist, loving example to all.

Sure Christ chased the moneychangers out of the temple, (though He’d good reason to),
But His prerogatives aren’t our prerogatives, and we not reverence due.
And this, by the way, (and respectfully),
Why I question popes having ascended the throne of Caesars, effectively,
And their acceptance of adulation that only God is due, He alone Holy.

Yes, no apostle ever sat on a throne, nor amongst treasure or glory,
They treading the same humble path as their Saviour, their lives a different story.
And we not even to bow to Holy angels, let alone some earthy man,
Who, lets be honest, is worshipped by many as if he were God, rather than,

A fallen, human, mortal, fallible man.

I also heard you say that freedom of expression must have its limits, and,
Given how Papal Rome once snuffed such, I wondered, has Satan got something planned?
Well, I mean to say, Papal Rome seems to be on the upper — influential —
Its Napoleonic wound having healed, and I foreseeing much potential.

You see, there is that documented clandestine Jesuit activity,
In other words, their post-Reformation interfering with democracy,
Their counter Reformation measures, and their great hatred of democracy.

And hence why I’m so concerned, for few are protesting today, unlike before,
And thus Church and State looming closer, a New World Order knocking at the door.

And you being the first Jesuit pope — and as I understand it,
Are subservient to the Jesuit General, (the Black Pope),
Who'll take over when the time is right, and as planned, on your throne sit,
And in the past, Papal Rome having used the military might of others,

And I meaning, to its own benefit.

So please forgive my frankness, but that talk of punches and limiting free speech,
Hardly gels with Scripture, God’s grace, and may say more about the Vatican’s reach.
After all, you’ve a billion followers, seem to address the world via TV,
“And the whole world was astonished and followed the beast” just seems to click with me.

That beast being a power mentioned in the book of Revelation, you see.

And there you have it, courtesy of free speech that God has granted to us all,
And no doubt Earth's greatest defender of free speech would be the apostle Paul.
He once having persecuted those who spoke contrary to what he believed,
Yes, he deludedly thinking they were wrong when it was him who’d been deceived.

All why we shouldn’t try to put our stamp on others, or encroach on free speech,
Nor throw a punch, lashing out like Peter, who a better way Christ sought to teach,
And who said, “My kingdom’s not of this world,” and why Christians shouldn’t seek power,
And rather than trust in fallen man, patiently wait until Christ’s coming hour,

He appearing in the sky, not upon Earth; and every earthly kingdom will devour.

Oh, by the way, if the Vatican is that “beast” power of Revelation
That most folk will be amazed at and follow, (thereby forfeiting salvation),
Then I’d assume there’d be some fancy footwork, smoke and mirrors, signs, wonders, and,
You, Sir, perhaps having pulled off something amazing, hailed throughout each land.

And as for the second “beast” that’s an image of this first one, I would assume
It to be another Church and State power that will also be courting doom.
One having given room to the first “beast,” and made up of Protestants, I dare say,
And as for its embryo, I’d imagine we’re looking at the USA,

A very different USA, a lamb that somehow becomes a dragon, say.

So why Protestants and the USA?


Most Americans are wildly patriotic, and that means Protestants too,
Who’re seen to tie Christianity in with their country — well, most of them do —
And many of these USA Protestants wanting Church and State tethered; and
They reaching out to you, Pope Francis, even taking your prized Mary in hand,

And some calling for reunification
and you, reaching out to them too.

Now this (against what the early Protestants believed) is where I see a link,
America and the Vatican moving closer-cum-New World Order Inc.
In other words, a religious-political “beast” power, an “image,” say,
One that will soon govern Earth, it much like that one back in Martin Luther’s day.

And I would assume that sabbatarians would be persecuted again,
Sunday observance soon being forced on all via some legislative pen.
Yes, I’ve heard you calling for a return to Sunday sacredness, and not just you,
But many American Protestants too thus showing allegiance to who?

Now, I don’t have a problem with you personally, but just biblically,
For no matter how good a man is, he’s a concern if errant Scripturally.
And hence why the Bible warns of false prophets, those whose teachings clash with God’s Word,
For God’s the God of truth (not just the God of love) who doesn't want error heard;

And I'm reminded of how Papal Rome once wrongly withheld the Bible, God's Word.

Though a pope may condemn poverty, war and evil, speak of kindness and love,
He’s still under God’s judgment if not in line with all God’s revealed from above.
In other words, God’s Law for example, it not a ceremonial law,
 But moral and perpetual, not to be touched by some interfering paw.

But what do I see you promoting, a worship day that’s foreign to Scripture,
 The seventh day Sabbath-cum-Saturday having been removed from the picture.
Yes, neither God nor His apostles commanding such, and why on Earth would they?
For there’s nothing wrong with that seventh day Sabbath, but a great deal with Sunday,

A universal day that'll soon to be hailed by all, I believe -- well, almost all.

Hence why those who’ll worship the “beast” will turn on those who worship the Creator,
Just like Cain (who worshipped wrongly too) turned on Able — murdered him, what’s more.
They keeping Sunday, remembering Christ’s resurrection, not His Sabbath day,
And nor His creatorship; enter evolution, that non-hallowed Sunday.

And oh, how Mary’s venerated, she not equal with Christ, nor above him, and
She no intercessor, queen of Heaven, nor to be worshipped, put on some stand.
And yet, popes swinging incense before her, kneeling before her, kissing her feet,
Bowing and praying to an idol of her — oh, how Christ they blaspheme and cheat!

The truth is, that Mary was never blessed above all women, but was simply
The most blessed among women, and thus such rituals meaningless, quite frankly.
And so, with respect and concern, I point you to God’s Word which has this to say:
That those who stray from the path of right and truth will have to face His judgment day.

And err Catholicism has, pagan, occultic symbols rife within her,
Including idol after idol, doctrines that aren’t Scriptural, and why sir,
I once again point to the Word of God which condemns all who act contrary,
All who even speak contrary to its teachings, and wrongly exalt Mary.

Neither God nor the apostles said that Church ministers were not to marry,
Such but Babylonian, and nor does the Bible speak of purgatory,
And nor, by the way, does it endorse any monastery or nunnery.
So why would Catholicism teach such, unless of course, it wasn’t Christian,
Or not truly Christian, and I guess this taking me back to where I came in.

You Said:

“Any form of violence inflicted upon women is blasphemy against God,
because God was born of a woman.”

Yes, this you said when saying sorry for slapping a woman’s hand, but wrongly,
Because blasphemy is what’s personally directed against God, you see.
Thus you’re wrong on both counts, the slapping and that statement, which shows you’re fallible,
And given all those paedophile priests, history seems to be ringing a bell,

Because pedophilia was rife in ancient Rome And Greece, thus all not well.

Yours sincerely.

By Lance Landall

The pope and his comments in the poem above were seen and heard on TV1, 6 pm news, NZ, 'round 23 of April 2015, and on TV1, 6 pm news, NZ, 2 January 2020.
This poem also appears on my secular page Foes Of Humanity where further notes can be seen under the very same poem.

“And the whole world was astonished and followed the beast” was taken from Rev 13:3, NIV.  

See Revelation chapter thirteen verses 11-18, the first beast, (that once was wounded), being Papal Rome and the image-cum-second beast, (lamb that speaks like a dragon), being America.

"Therefore, while the promise of entering His rest is still open, let us take care that none of you should seem to have failed to reach it...For in one place it speaks about the seventh day as follows, "And God rested on the seventh day from all his works "..So then, a Sabbath rest still remains for the people of God...Let us therefore make every effort
to enter that rest..." (Heb 4:1-11).

“We observe Sunday instead of Saturday because the Catholic Church transferred the solemnity from Saturday to Sunday.”
Peter Geiermann, The Converts Catechism of Catholic Doctrine p 50, (1946 ed.).

“For ages all Christian nations looked to the Catholic Church, and, as we have seen, the various states enforced by law her ordinances as to worship and cessation of labour on Sunday. Protestantism, in discarding the authority of the church, has no good reason for its Sunday theory, and ought logically, to keep Saturday as the Sabbath. The State, in passing laws for the due Sanctification of Sunday, is unwittingly acknowledging the authority of the Catholic Church and carrying out more or less faithfully its prescriptions. The Sunday, as a day of the week set apart for the obligatory public worship of Almighty God, to be sanctified by a suspension of all servile labour, trade, and worldly avocations and by exercises of devotion, is purely a creation of the Catholic Church.”
The American Catholic Quarterly Review, January, 1883, pp 152, 139.

"As Christians we are not here to provide an ethic for society or the state, but to clearly define an ethic for disciples of Jesus Christ. In the American system of government it is difficult for this stance to be understood. We operate with the myth of being a Christian nation, and we seek to interpret for society an ethic that we can bless as Christians. We need a new awareness of the pluralism of the New Testament, that the crucial issue is the difference between the church and the world, and that the church operates "within the perfection of Christ," while the world operates outside the perfection or will of Christ. Christians influence the state for good through Christian ethics and integrity, but they do not equate church and state. Only an indepth understanding of this issue can save us from a cultural and a civil religion."
Myron Augsburger

Were you aware of the following attempt to enforce a Sunday law in America back in 1888?

"In 1888 Senator H. W. Blair of New Hampshire, America, introduced a Sunday bill into the United States Congress enforcing Sunday in all Federal territories as a “day of worship,” also a religious-education amendment to the Constitution. Both were supported by the National Reform Association organized in 1863 with the purpose of amending the Constitution of the United States so as to declare the country “a Christian nation” and to place “all Christian laws, institutions, and usages on an undeniable legal basis in the fundamental laws of the land.”
Quoted in the American Sentinel, 1:1 January, 1889. This bill was defeated, fortunately.

“The negotiation about doctrinal agreement displeases me altogether, for this is utterly impossible unless the pope has his papacy abolished. Therefore avoid and flee those who seek the middle of the road. Think of me after I am dead and such middle-of-the-road men arise, for nothing good will come of it. There can be no compromise.”
Martin Luther (1483-1546)

6.  To My Catholic Friends

My dear Catholic friends, I respect your right to choose your own faith, and also
Admire any zeal and devotion, but there’s something that I would like to know,
And this, regarding that book — Catechism — that lays out Catholic doctrine,
(And such in question and answer form) — therefore, my own questions I’ll now begin,

And they, regarding God’s Ten Commandments.

Why has that catechism left out the second commandment? — the one that states
We mustn’t make or bow down to idols-cum-images, for such, Jesus hates.
In fact, He was very cross with ancient Israel for their embracing such, and
Why they were punished and told to remove such idols from any conquered land.

Next I’d like to ask, why has your catechism split the tenth commandment into two,
Made the fourth one the third and altered the sequence of the ten? — thus they askew.
Well, I don’t know what your answer well be, but there’s one thing that God’s Word conveys,
And that is, that some power would attempt to change His Law, which daring displays.

Oh, another thing: In your catechism it states that your Church changed God’s day,
The seventh day, that is, Saturday, your Church thus replacing it with Sunday.
No, such not my words, but those words in that same catechism I’m questioning,
And to which I presume any committed Catholic has chosen to cling.

No disrespect is intended here, but just a sincere desire to know "Why?"
For there’s nothing in God’s Word endorsing such tinkering, so what must that imply?
Well, friend, I’ll leave you to dwell on such, as such sounds like a serious offence,
And the repercussions of such, given Christ’s coming, presumably immense.

Oh, by the way, that past power I mentioned before, that tampered with God’s Law,
Rears its head again in Earth’s End-time scenario, which the apostle John saw.
Apparently it's tied in with a new power that behaves just as wrongly,
Which Revelation chapter thirteen talks about, and condemns just as strongly.

According to Scripture, the Jews were only entrusted with God’s Law, and Paul
Says we’re to still uphold it, so as far as this matter goes, it’s hardly small.
And hence my questions concerning that catechism put together by men,
Who have deleted one of God’s commandments-cum-played around with the whole ten.

By Lance Landall

“He shall speak words against the Most High, shall wear out the holy ones of the Most High,
and shall attempt to change the sacred seasons and the law [God's Ten Commandments]; and they shall be given into his power for a time, two times, and half a time” (Dan 7:25).

“Do not add to what I command you and do not subtract from it, but keep the commands of the
Lord your God that I give you” (Deut 4:2, NIV).

“...To begin with, the Jews were entrusted with the oracles of God” (Rom 3:2, ESV).

“Do we, then, nullify the law by this faith? Not at all! Rather, we uphold the law” (Rom 3:31, NIV).

“ ‘I tell you the truth, until heaven and earth disappear, not the smallest letter, not the least stroke of a pen, will by any means disappear from the Law until everything is accomplished’ ” (Matt 5:18, NIV).

“This calls for patient endurance on the part of the saints who obey God’s commandments and
remain faithful to Jesus” (Rev 14:12, NIV).

“But since Saturday, not Sunday, is specified in the Bible, isn’t it curious that non-Catholics who profess to take their religion directly from the Bible and not from the church, observe Sunday instead of Saturday? Yes, of course, it is inconsistent; but this change was made about 15 centuries before Protestantism was born, and by that time the custom was universally observed. They have continued the custom, even though it rests upon the authority of the Catholic Church and not upon an explicit text in the Bible. That observance remains as a reminder of the Mother Church from which the non-Catholic sects broke away like a boy running away from home but still carrying in his pocket a picture of his mother or a lock of her hair.”
John A. O’Brien, Faith of Millions.

"And He said to them: 'You have a fine way of setting aside the commands of God in order to observe your own traditions!' " (Mark 7:9, NIV).

Note: Collier's Encyclopedia — Saturday, seventh day of the week.

Resource used: The Convert's Catechism Of Catholic Doctrine by Peter Geiermann C.SS.R, 1977.

The following poem is an older one that was done well before my article Why I've A Problem With Catholicism, Not Catholics.

7.  The Roman Church

(A sincere examination)

“...Teach what is consistent with sound doctrine” (Titus 2:1).

“But even if we [the apostles] or an angel from heaven should preach to you a gospel
contrary to the one we preached to you, let him be accursed!” (Gal 1:8,9, ESV).

Tell me, is the Roman Catholic Church the true Church on Earth, and,
Does any pope who heads the Roman church, in our Saviour's stead stand?
Based on the following comments, what conclusions will you come to,
That is, believing that the Word of God is trustworthy and true?

Let’s begin...

Q. Is the Church founded on Peter? No, as God’s Word can clearly show,
For it says Christ is the foundation of the Church on Earth below.
Yes, Christ is the Rock, we’re told, and not Peter, for such couldn’t be,
As Christ wouldn’t go building His Church on fallen humanity.

Think of how Peter denied his Lord three times, (very cowardly),
And how he once spoke words that our Saviour rebuked very sternly.
And even Peter realized he was very human — unworthy —
For he told Cornelius not to worship him like deity.

Q. Are priests forbidden to marry? Our God established marriage, and,
Marriage for those who are priests, pastors and elders, He never banned.
Incidentally, Peter was married, thus acting in harmony,
Because priests, pastors and elders (all one and the same), can marry.

Q. Who is the “Holy Father?” Going by Scripture, it is God, thus,
Such a divine title can never refer to any of us.
Therefore, any such usage by man would amount to blasphemy,
For after all, there is no one on earth who is truly holy.

Q. Can we confess our sins to a priest? No, such God cannot condone,
For we’ve been told that we're to confess all our sins to Him alone.
Only God can pardon, forgive us, only He can offer grace,
Therefore, there isn’t a man on earth who can stand in His place.

Q. Is there such a place as Purgatory? No, not Scripturally,
But simply the “lake of fire” that destroys the wicked, instantly!
That being, after our Lord's Judgment is over, and He has returned,
As there’s no place in-between, no Hell where folk are burning, or burned.

You see, when we die — that’s it — not a thing happens in-between, no,
As our fate is sealed — eternal life or death — God’s Word says so.
Metaphorically speaking, we sleep, we don’t go anywhere,
And thus not to some purgatory or Hell — no, we remain here.

Not only do the Scriptures not speak of some purgatory,
They also don't endorse monks and nuns, and nor a monastery.
In fact, God's Word condemns such ascetic behaviour, and strongly,
For Christians are to be in the world, and not of the world, you see.

After all, how can Christians witness by hiding themselves away
On some exclusive perfection trip that's somewhere out-of-the-way.
Plus, we grow by being challenged, by interaction, (regularly),
Thereby learning to live with others who see things differently.

Q. Is Mary Christ’s heavenly mother? No, for she’s mortal, you see,
A sinner like us, still in her grave — plus, Christ pre-dates humanity.
Mary was just Christ’s earthly mother, (and that is all we know), thus,
Unlike Christ (or His Father), she’s not due any glory — nor us.

Hence Mary certainly isn’t the queen of Heaven, and clearly
Is never to be worshipped, prayed to, or treated as deity.
No, the Scriptures forbid such, for there's no human that is worthy,
And even angels aren’t to be bowed to, despite their being holy.

The long and short of all this is, that we can’t petition Mary,
As first we’re forbidden, and secondly, such contact cannot be.
For only God can respond, forgive, and supply our every need,
And therefore, only to Him, should each Christian kneel in prayer and plead.

Q. And what about idols, (statues, images, call them what you will)?
God’s second Commandment says: Don’t bow to such, revere, make, buy, sell.
In God’s eyes, such are offensive, even an abomination,
And are simply nothing more than a foolish pagan creation.

Would a crucifix that is hanging from our neck offend the Lord?
Well, certainly statues of Mary will offend Him, and defraud.
Defraud? Yes, steal glory that He’s due, turning the focus to things,
Thus mimicking those objects of worship to which a pagan clings.

Q. Saved in part by our good works? Once again, no, as one cannot be,
For it's via grace alone that we’re saved — this, we’re told repeatedly.
We cannot add to what Christ did, for His grace is gifted, it’s free,
Yes, it’s all about surrender, what Christ did, and not about ME.

Thus, flagellation, penance, and certain ascetic behaviour
Will only serve to offend and dismay our dear Lord and Saviour.
There’s nothing that we can do that will earn us some Brownie points, no,
Besides, wouldn’t some folk boast, and only the strong to Heaven go?

Q. The Mass — Christ literally re-sacrificed again and again?
No, such is far from biblical, just the errant teachings of men.
Fancy Christ being re-crucified. Once was one time far too many!
But at every Mass? Where is the sense in that? There isn’t any.

No, Christ died but once, and that once was sufficient, Scripture declares,
And then He sat down at the right hand of His Father, it also shares.
Therefore, Christ’s in Heaven, and will remain there until He returns;
Oh, by the way, transubstantiation also, a wise Christian spurns.

(Transubstantiation? Transformation of one substance into another)

The wafer and wine (when blessed), don’t become Christ’s actual body,
No, such is imaginary too, and in fact, is heresy.
Heresy? Yes, for it’s contrary to Scripture, hence it has to be,
And therefore, it shouldn’t be embraced by Christianity.

No, the Bible teaches none of these things, I’m very glad to say,
For they are simply the product of something that has gone astray.
Yet, sadly so, such is believed, and thereby, many are deceived,
And as a result, Christ who died to save us, is belittled and grieved.

Yes, such makes a mockery of salvation, and distorts God’s grace,
For it meddles with Calvary, and slaps our Saviour in the face.
Rather than accepting what Jesus has done, it seeks to add to,
Like the Pharisees adding to God’s Law, which now, I’ll cover too.

Q. Sunday worship in place of the Saturday Sabbath, the seventh day?
Neither Christ nor the apostles made such a change, and nor would they.
But the Roman church did, (which it clearly admits), unlawfully,
That is, without God’s approval, thus acting un-scripturally.

You see, such was introduced as Church law by the Bishop of Rome;
And this date of change? AD 364. Found when through books we comb.
Yes, at the Council of Laodicea such was introduced,
And the rest is history, as they say, for Sunday, most seduced.

By Lance Landall

“Then He said to them, ‘You have a fine way of rejecting the commandments
of God in order to keep your tradition’ “ (Mark 7:9).

And some Biblical confirmation?


“He [Christ] is the Rock, His work is perfect: for all His ways are judgment: a God of truth and without iniquity, just and right is He” (Deut 32:4; KJV).

“The LORD is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer; My God, my strength, in whom I will trust...” (Ps 18:2, NKJV). Note Ps 95:1.

“They [the Israelites] all ate the same spiritual food and drank the same spiritual drink; for they drank from the spiritual rock that accompanied them, and that rock was Christ” (1 Cor 10:2-4, NIV). Note Isa 32:2; 2 Sam 22:32.

“For no other foundation can anyone lay than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ” (1 Cor 3:11, NKJV).

“For the husband is the head of the wife as Christ is the head of the church, His body, and is Himself its Saviour” (Eph 5:23, RSV).


“The LORD God said, ‘It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him’ ” (Gen 2:18, NIV).

“And said, ‘For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh’? So they are no longer two, but one.’ ” (Matt 19:5,6, NIV).

“This is a true saying [worthy of trust], If a man desire the office of a bishop [elder/pastor role], he desireth a good work. A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife... (1 Tim 3:1-7, KJV, for the complete requirements).

“And when Jesus was come into Peter’s house, He saw his wife’s mother laid, and sick of a fever” (Matt 8:14, KJV).

“The Spirit clearly says that in later times some will abandon the faith and follow deceiving spirits and things taught by demons. They forbid people to marry...”
(1 Tim 4:1,3, NIV).


“ ‘I [Christ] will remain in the world no longer, but they are still in the world, and I am coming to You. Holy Father [God], protect them by the power of Your name — the name You gave Me — so that they may be one as We are One’ ” (John 17:11, NIV).

“Who shall not fear You, O Lord, and glorify Your name? For You alone are holy...” (Rev 15:4, NKJV).

“And call no man your father upon the earth: for one is your Father, which is in heaven” (Matt 23:9, KJV).


“For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus” (1 Tim 2:5, KJV). Note 1 John 2:1; Heb 7:25; Rev 3:5.

“After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father [God] which art in heaven,…forgive us…” (Matt 6:9,12, KJV).

“If we confess our sins, He [God] is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness” (1 John 1:9, KJV).


“ ‘….that he [David] both died and was buried, and his tomb is with us to this day...For David did not ascend into the heavens…’ ” (Acts 2:29,34).

“ ‘So mortals lie down and do not rise again; until the heavens are no more [until the second coming], they will not awake or be roused out of their sleep [a metaphor]’ ” (Job 14:12). Note Ps 6:5; 104:29; 115:17; 146:4; Dan 12:2; Gen 3:19; 1 Tim 6:16.

“But I [Paul] would not have you ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope [the unbelievers]”
(1 Thess 4:13, KJV).

“ ‘In My Father’s house [in heaven] are many mansions; If it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you [referring to when Christ ascended to heaven after the cross]. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again [the second coming] and [then] receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also [the reason for Christ coming again]’ ” (John 14:2,3, NKJV). Note Heb 11:39,40.


“ ‘Because He has fixed a day [time] on which He [the Father] will judge the world [us] in righteousness by a Man [Christ] whom He [the Father] has appointed, and of this He has given assurance to all men by raising Him from the dead [Christ’s crucifixion]’ ” (Acts 17:31, RSV). Note Matt 12:36,37; Eccl 12:14; 2 Cor 5:10; James 2:12; Heb 10:26,27; Acts 24:25; Rev 14:7.

“ ‘Do not be astonished at this; for the hour [Second Coming] is coming when all who are in their graves will hear His [Christ’s] voice and will come out-those who have done good, to the
 [promised] resurrection of life [at the Second Coming], and those who have done evil to the resurrection of condemnation [the resurrection of the wicked at the end of the millennium which starts at Christ’s coming. After the millennium the wicked will be raised to face their punishment — the lake of fire — the second death. Meantime the saints in Heaven will have checked the records and found God fair]’ ” (John 5:28,29).

“ ‘But the cowardly, unbelieving, abominable, murderers, sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars [etc] shall have their part in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death [the first being our natural death or death at Christ’s coming if still alive then]’ ” (Rev 21:8, NKJV).

“See, the day is coming, burning like an oven, when all the arrogant and all evildoers will be stubble; the day that comes shall burn them up, says the LORD of hosts, so that it will leave them neither root nor branch [total annihilation]. And you shall tread down the wicked, for they will be ashes...” (Mal 4:1,3).


“Seest thou not what they do in the cities of Judah and in the streets of Jerusalem? The children gather wood, and the fathers kindle fire, and the women knead their dough, to make cakes to the queen of heaven [a pagan belief], and to pour out drink offerings unto other gods, that they may provoke Me to anger?”
(Jer 7:17,18, KJV).

“Then Peter, filled with the Holy Spirit, said...Salvation is found in no-one else [not man, not Mary], for there is no other name under heaven given to men by which we must be saved” (Acts 4:8,12, NIV). Note 1 Peter 2:4-8; Luke 20:17,18; Matt 21:42; 7:24,25.

“As it is written: ‘There is no one [human] who is righteous [holy], not even one’ ” (Rom 3:10).
“But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags…[only the robe of righteousness that Christ has provided will fit man to appear in the presence of God]” (Isa 64:6, KJV).

“It is He alone [God] who has immortality…” (1 Tim 6:16).


“Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth. Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God…” (Ex 20:4,5, KJV).

“I am the Lord, that is My name; And My glory I will not give to another, Nor My praise to graven images” (Isa 42:8, NKJV).

“For they themselves declare concerning us what manner of entry we had to you, and how you turned to God from idols to serve the living and true Go
d” (1 Thess 1:9, NKJV). Note Deut 4:15-18; 1 John 5:21.


“They are now justified [treated as righteous] by His grace as a gift, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus” (Rom 3:24).

“He [Christ] saved us, not because of any works of righteousness that we had done, but according to His mercy [grace]...” (Titus 3:5).

“...and this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God – not the result of works, so that no one may boast” (Eph 2:8,9).

“You who want to be justified by the law [good works, ascetic behaviour] have cut yourselves off from Christ; you have fallen away from grace” (Gal 5:4).

“Therefore we conclude that a man is justified by faith without the deeds of the law” (Rom 3:28, KJV). Note Gal 2:16,21; Rom 9:30-32


“When Jesus therefore had received the vinegar, He said, It is finished: and He bowed His
head, and gave up the ghost” (John 19:30, KJV).

“But this Man [Jesus], after He had offered one sacrifice for sins for ever, sat down at the right hand of God” (Heb 10:12, NKJV).

“And when He [Jesus] had given thanks, He brake it [the bread], and said, Take, eat: this is My body, which broken for you: this do in remembrance of Me. After the same manner also He took the cup, when He had supped, saying, This cup is the new testament in My blood: this do ye, as oft as ye drink it, in remembrance of Me. For as often as ye eat this bread, and drink this cup, ye do shew the Lord’s death till He come [not for forgiveness of sins or to receive Jesus]” (1 Cor 11:24-26,KJV).


“Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days shalt thou labor, and do all thy work. But the seventh day [Saturday] is the sabbath [a holy day] of the LORD thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work...For in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the LORD blessed the sabbath day, and hollowed it” (Ex 20:8-11, KJV).

“Therefore, while the promise of entering His rest is still open, let us take care that none of you should seem to have failed to reach it...For in one place it speaks about the seventh day as follows, “And God rested on the seventh day from all His works”...So then, a Sabbath rest still remains for the people of God...Let us therefore make every effort to enter that rest...”
(Heb 4:1-11).

“For as the new heavens and the new earth which I will make [post Second Coming], shall remain before Me [are to come], says the LORD; so shall your descendants and your name remain. From new moon to new moon [referring to the restoration of the earthly Jerusalem in 457 BC – 408 BC, historical context], and from sabbath to sabbath, all flesh shall come to worship before Me, says the LORD [referring to the new earth. The seventh day Sabbath is to continue. The prophets often intermingled imminent historical events with far distant events – this is called prophetic perspective]” (Isa 66:22,23).

“Thy name, O LORD, endureth for ever; and thy memorial [the seventh day Sabbath], O LORD, throughout all generations” (Ps 135:13, KJV).

“ ‘But it is easier for heaven and earth to pass away, than for one stroke of a letter in the law to be dropped [which contains the seventh day Sabbath command]’ ” (Luke 16:17).
Note 1 Cor 7:19; Eccl 12:13; Matt 19:17; 7:21; Rev 14:12; 12:17; Heb 10:26,27; John 15:10; 14:15; Rom 7:22; 3:31; 7:7; Rom 2:13; 1 John 2:4; 5:3; 2 John 6; James 2:12.

“ ‘He [a historical church/state power] shall speak words against the Most High [God], and shall wear out [persecute] the saints [those who opposed it] of the Most High, and shall think to change the times [attempt to exercise the prerogative of God in shaping the course of history] and the law [attempt to alter God’s Ten Commandments]...’ ” (Dan 7:25, RSV).

Mysterious apparitions? Just devilish trickery designed to ensnare.

“And I saw three foul spirits like frogs coming from the mouth of the dragon [Satan], from the
mouth of the beast [a past church/state power (Dan 7:25)], and from the mouth of the false prophet [a second power that effectively creates an image (copy) of that past power (Rev chap 13)]. These are demonic spirits, performing signs [supernatural manifestations via various human agencies to authenticate the new religious union], who go abroad to the kings [political powers] of the whole world [to get them on their side], to assemble them for battle [the religious conflict] on the great day of God the Almighty” (Rev 16:13,14).

“The coming of the lawless one is apparent in the working of Satan, who uses all power, signs,
lying wonders, and every kind of wicked deception for those who are perishing,
because they refused to love the truth and so be saved...” (2 Thess 2:9-11).

“ ‘For false messiahs and false prophets will appear and produce great signs and omens, to lead astray, if possible, even the elect [committed followers and studiers of the Word]’ ” (Matt 24:24).

Note also 1 John 4:1; 1 Tim 4:1; 2:10; 2 Tim 4:3,4; 3:7; 2 Peter 3:16; Eph 4:14.

8.  To My Fellow Protestants

(and regarding unity)

Why are so many of you now turning to Rome? — oh, how your forefathers would mourn —
For out of Rome’s errant doctrines and inquisitions the Reformation was born.
Yes, how folk protested then, condemning Rome with a finger pointing to God’s Word,
For there they believed was evidence of its anti-Christ nature; its claims absurd.

And hence Rome's temporary fall, (wound), for Papal Rome has revived.
And has she changed, (window dressing aside)?

No, and if she’s the “little horn” of Daniel and the first “beast” of Revelation,
She’ll never change, but deceive the whole world, thereby reversing the Reformation.
But she not alone in that, Protestants having bought into this unity thing,
From which, (given time), another oppressive “beast”-cum-"image"-cum-copy will spring.

Please remember that unity is not uniformity, but an attitude,
A loving and tolerant response to all, one not bigoted, unkind or rude.
But rather, allowing all to walk their own path according to their conscience, and,
On the side of religious liberty and freedom of speech thus taking a stand.

No matter what sterling words are coming from Rome to lessen one’s anxiety,
Or to paint a picture that makes it look benevolent, sincere and heavenly,
One must go by the Bible and the Bible alone, and bear in mind history,
For Christ wouldn't raise up and head a Church that persecutes, enforces heresy.

To be honest, and at the risk of sounding arrogant, it’s surely plain to see
That God wouldn’t reside where there’s talk of purgatory, and where there's blasphemy,
For no human should be called Holy Father, a title ascribed to God alone,
Who wasn’t happy when the Israelites sought a king, placed some mortal on a throne.

To join hands with Rome is to betray everything that the reformers stood for, and,
To ignore an agenda that the Bible appears to be saying has been planned.
And who started this unity thing? — yes, Rome herself — we obstacles in her way,
For protesters hinder her aspirations, and why she’s saying, “Come home,” today.

But home was never Rome, nor even Jerusalem, but the bosom of Christ, who,
Calls all to meet at the foot of the cross, where He alone, worship and glory’s due.
Not some man, nor any earthy dominion, for God has sanctioned no such thing, and,
Has warned us of the return of past trouble, but this time, dear friend, via sleight of hand.

By Lance Landall

9.  Are Catholics Christians?

A Christian’s not only a follower of Christ but a keeper of His Word,
A doer of His will; not a slave to tradition, nor doing what’s preferred.
So, doctrine wise, the answer’s no, the same proving so for Protestants as well,
And I meaning, those Protestants who’ve embraced heresy too, bought into ill.

The truth is, many Catholics put Protestants to shame, they very loyal,
Loving, committed, doing what they believe is right and shunning any ill.
But it’s their holding to Catholic doctrine that’s the problem, for one thing’s clear,
Catholicism is a fusion of truth and error, which one shouldn’t dare,

And why such shouldn't be practiced.

You see, the Christian Bible knows absolutely nothing of purgatory,
And nor does it forbid priests to marry — Christ instituting matrimony!
Therefore, a Catholic may act very Christ-like, but it’s a package, you see,
Because those truths in God’s Word are an integral part of Christianity.

Christians are to go by the Bible and the Bible alone, never man’s word,
Nor are they to revere any man, such being idolatry and absurd,
’Cause only God’s due worship, we’re told, popes just as mortal and fallen as we,
And Church and State no longer sanctioned since that ancient Israeli theocracy.

Therefore, Catholics are supporting and upholding much that’s not biblical,
And a system that’s running contrary to the clear Word of God and His will.
One that sanctions the making of idols God forbade, and that changed His day,
Man’s Sunday Sabbath made Canon church law in place of God’s Sabbath, Saturday,

The seventh day.

Here most Protestants err too, for the Bible doesn’t speak of such a change, and,
Why would it? Nothing being wrong with Saturday, it still to be kept as planned.
And everything else in God’s Word, no popes His mouthpiece, nor Mary, for He,
The great I Am, speaks for Himself, heads the Church and raised up Christianity.

Yes, one God, one Saviour, one mediator, judge and lawgiver, who declares:
“I am the way, the truth and the life,” who’ll destroy any usurper who dares.
All why He speaks of the anti-Christ who covets His place and authority,
And why we sure need to be au fait with what is right or wrong doctrinally,

Otherwise we’re aiding the anti-Christ, and God not happy ’bout heresy.

And by the way,

Neither Christ nor His apostles had bodyguards, soldier men, and nor a throne,
Just like Protestants of today, who recognise Christ as the Church's cornerstone.
But what a shame that they’ve still mud on their feet from Papal Rome’s territory,
Where history records that cruel deceivers, and not Christ, received the glory.

Where Mary is elevated to a level contrary to Scripture, and
Mystics are playing a part, (such condemned by Scripture), God’s judgment’s close at hand.
In other words, woe betide those responsible, and that organisation,
For such is not of God, and going by Scripture, just the devil’s creation.

All why God's Word was once kept from the people
— yes, in clear violation.

By Lance Landall

"But even if we or an angel from heaven should preach a gospel other than the one we preached to you, let him be eternally condemned!" (Gal 1:8, NIV).

"Now there were many attempts made by Satan to infiltrate the Old Testament Canon with uninspired books. At least 14 of them have been accumulated and together they are called the Apocrypha. You find them in a Roman Catholic Bible. They are not a part of our Bible. They are not inspired books….They were clearly fakes. How do we know they were fakes? They were written long after the canon was completed and they lacked the prophetic quality and authorship to stamp them as inspired Scripture. None of their writers claimed divine inspiration and some openly disclaimed it. And Apocrypha books contained errors of facts, errors of ethics, errors of doctrine..."
John MacArthur

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