Poetry With A Mission

...a thought provoking poetical exercise.

“But even if we, or an angel from heaven, should preach to you a gospel contrary to what we have preached to you, he is to be accursed!” (Gal 1:8, NASB).

“Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding” (Prov 3:5, KJV).

“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).

“Always learning but never able to acknowledge the truth” (2 Tim 3:7, NIV).

“But the Spirit explicitly says that in later times some will fall away from the faith, paying attention to deceitful spirits and doctrines of demons” (1 Tim 4:1, NASB).

“For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but wanting to have their ears tickled, they will accumulate for themselves teachers in accordance to their own desires, and will turn away their ears from the truth and will turn aside to myths” (2 Tim 4:3,4, NASB).

“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” (2 Peter 3:16).

“See to it that no one takes you captive through philosophy [false philosophy] and empty deception [exaltation of man], according to the tradition of men [a human instead of divine source], according to the elementary principles of the world, rather than according to Christ” (Col 2:8, NASB).

“Now I urge you, brethren, keep your eye on those who cause dissensions and hindrances contrary to the teaching which you have learned, and turn away from them. For such men are slaves, not of our Lord Christ but of their own appetites; and by their smooth and flattering speech they deceive the hearts of the unsuspecting” (Rom 16:17,18, NASB).

“The wrath of God is being revealed from heaven against all the godlessness and wickedness of men who suppress the truth by their wickedness ”  (Rom 1:18, NIV).

“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. For this reason God sends them a powerful delusion, leading them to believe what is false” (2 Thess 2:9-11). Note also Eph 6:12.

“This is what the Lord says: Stand at the crossroads and look; ask for the ancient paths, ask where the good way is, and walk in it, and you will find rest for your souls” (Jer 6:16, NIV).

“Concerning Him we have much to say, and it is hard to explain, since you have become dull of hearing [understanding]. For though by this time you ought to be teachers, you have need again for someone to teach you the elementary principles of the oracles of God, and you have come to need milk and not solid food. For everyone who partakes only milk is not accustomed to the word of righteousness, for he is an infant. But solid food is for the mature, who because of practice have their senses trained to discern good and evil” (Heb 5:11-14, NASB).

 “Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness!” (Isaiah 5:20, KJV). Note also Jude 3.

Waves Of Error

Satan’s always attempting to misconstrue or smother
The Bible and its contents, be it one way or another.
Sometimes he does it boldly, other times he’s more subtle,
But however he does it, it’s in order to Scripture scuttle.

And such treachery he employs via the Da Vinci Code,
Or via The Passion Of The Christ, for he'll use any mode.
The uncommitted Christian, or the Christian uninformed,
Is shaken or misled by such things, written or performed.

Sadly, The Passion Of The Christ distorts Scripture’s portrayal
Of our Lord's crucifixion, His last moments and betrayal.
Bible-believing Christians should be seriously concerned,
For the devil, via this movie, truth doctored and truth spurned.

And error by the bucket load via the Da Vinci Code
Has Christian and non-Christian treading another false road.
This novel is being used by the master of such fiction,
Whose evil library houses his historical collection.

Satan’s building false paths that he wants everyone to tread,
Hoping that (ultimately) all will follow him instead.
Because he hates the Bible that leads to the One who’s true,
He bonds its truth with error, using sacrilegious glue.

Prior to our Saviour's return, waves of error we will see,
For Truth that He has given, the devil hates obsessively.
Thus, he’s been very busy doing everything he can,
To mix or replace God’s Word with the foolish words of man.

Hence, books and movies mentioned, have a truth and error mix,
That Satan very cleverly finances and selects.
He knows how to bring about what will aid his End-time plans,
So beware! For his skullduggery, this earth’s history spans.

Truth that’s adulterated, prudent Christians won’t support,
For they know that Satan such corruption has always sought.
Despite what truth there may be in such movies and such books,
It’s corrupted truth, which is one of Satan's favourite hooks.

Books and movies as mentioned, will soon be followed by more,
As Satan’s far from finished waging his revengeful war.
He’s taking the world by storm, for he knows his time is short,
And he’s doing his very best to see everyone gets caught.

He’ll use any means he can in an effort to ensnare,
Like these books and movies that entice folk into his lair.
And judging by the reception that such books and movies get,
It seems that the old devil will catch many in his net.

When mystics are consulted regarding Christ’s crucifixion,
It only stands to reason there’ll be truth merged with fiction.
And that's why The Passion Of The Christ doesn’t gel with Scripture,
For biblically and historically it paints a faulty picture.

The Da Vinci Code also, wasn’t divinely inspired,
For this creation too, was something only Satan desired.
He knew how such would impact at a time when earth was ripe,
For never before it seems, have so many swallowed such tripe.

By Lance Landall

You may also wish to read the poem "There's No Virtue In Pretense".

Regarding the dangerous errors in the movie "The Passion Of The Christ," see my page Concerned And Frustrated?