Poetry With A Mission

...a thought provoking poetical exercise.


Religious Cults

Such may have their own Bible, one that they’ve altered to suit,
Thus, they tamper with God’s Word, and things He’s ordained uproot.
They erroneously claim a Divine authority,
Thereby, usurping God’s; and introducing heresy.

Religious cults discourage or stifle healthy debate,
They don’t like opposition, those who them investigate.
They don’t like folk questioning, they restrict, insist, dominate,
And their deceptive propaganda zealously circulate.

The leader of a religious cult may think that he’s God, or,
That he’s effectively God on earth — which, prophecy foresaw.
Such leaders revel in glory that doesn’t belong to them,
And malign and attack all who such blasphemy condemn.

Those who embrace them, and their dogma, they try to control,
And any disgruntled followers, they try to buttonhole.
If they could, they would enforce their ways and dogma on all,
Via binding laws and penalties that they would soon install.

Such cults are a blend of paganism and Christianity,
Therefore, they are not truly Christian, for how can they be?
They may appear so, talk so, even think so, but they’re not so,
They’re a false prophet, a cult, with deluded souls in tow.

They may have millions of followers, or perhaps just a few,
They may be world-wide, local, been around awhile, or new.
But you can be assured that they’re injurious and false,
And all dancing to the rhythm of the devil’s End-time waltz.

Such cults are often engaged in secret activities,
They’re far from transparent — and it’s man, not God — that they please.
They may be powerful, influential, even respected,
But when Christ returns to earth — ALL OF THEM — will be rejected.

By Lance Landall

“But even if we or an angel from heaven should proclaim to you a gospel contrary to what we proclaimed to you, let that one be accursed!” (Gal 1:8,9).

“ ‘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: 2 Thess 2:3,4.

“For the time is coming when people will not put up with sound doctrine, but having itching ears, they will accumulate for themselves teachers to suit their own desires, and will turn away from listening to the truth and wander away to myths” (2 Tim 4:3,4).

“We must no longer be children, tossed to and fro and blown about by every wind of doctrine, by people’s trickery, by their craftiness in deceitful scheming” (Eph 4:14).

“Speaking of this as he [Paul] does in all his letters. There are some things in them hard to understand, which the ignorant and unstable twist to their own destruction, as they do the other scriptures [the biblical writers always affirm the supremacy of Scripture over both culture and traditions (Matt 15:3-6), human philosophy (Col 2:8), human reason (Prov 14:12) and so-called knowledge (1 Tim 6:20)]” (2 Peter 3:16).

“First of all you must understand this, that no prophecy of scripture is a matter of one’s own interpretation” (2 Peter 1:20).  Note also: Isa 8:20, KJV.

“For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and wickedness of those who by their wickedness suppress the truth” (Rom 1:18).

“But test everything; hold fast to what is good” (1 Thess 5:21).