For several years now, I have been appalled at the lack of holiness and zeal amongst many who claim to be Christian. Why have they become so worldy and lax? I had no intention of writing a poem, but the words flowed from my heart so easily; that’s why I truly believe it to be God-inspired. However, please take note that this poem was not written in a haughty way, as to put myself upon a pedestal of perfection. Rather, I wrote it – being deeply grieved over the state of most professing Christians as well as the state of most pulpits. Oh stand strong, you faithful few!
Search your heart as you read…
Pseudo-Christianity Will Not Stand
by Maranda M.
‘It’s old-fashioned to be reverent before a holy God’
They push this thought upon the masses, behind their modern facade
We’ve traded communion; the cup, and the broken bread
For coffee and doughnuts in the sanctuary, instead
No need to follow scripture, just do your own thing
In hopes that church attendance will somehow appease the King
No worries about clubbing, or drinking alcohol and beer
We’ll distort scripture to cover that – there’s no need to fear
Have fun on Friday nights at the casinos and concert halls
God wants us to be happy – right? So, go have a ball!
Laugh at dirty jokes, and you might even want to tell a few
Swear, curse, and lie – most everybody else does that too
As long as you look the part, no one will ever know
That you’re a two-faced hypocrite who can put on quite a show
Tell all your worldly friends they’re going to Heaven too
No need to be holy – just do what you want to do
Your week has been Godless, without the Bible or prayer
But others think you’re a Christian by this mask that you wear
The first strum of the guitar and your hands are raised high
In praise, you sing “I’m Free” – but God knows that’s a lie
The lifestyle of sin… you just will not let it go
You say, “Heaven… of course!” but you won’t walk the narrow road
You want the crown without the cross, with popularity, riches, and fame
You think you’re a saint, but can’t you see – you’re blind, naked, and lame?
Morality only goes so far, but Jesus’ blood is what it takes
To cleanse us from all sin, for our eternal soul’s sake
Heaven is not the default, for unholiness won’t abide there
Pseudo-Christianity won’t stand, on that day when your soul is laid bare
So enough with the facade and the secret life that you hide
Get real before God, He will forgive and bring new life
You may know of Him, but does He know of you?
Do you walk the narrow road with the faithful and the few?
Christ’s true church is glorious and makes a beautiful bride
She represents her Savior well, Who has given her eternal life