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Monday
Oct232017

“Caesar says…’Here Kitty, Kitty!’”

Charles Spurgeon once said that….



“The gospel is like a caged lion. It does not need to be defended, it just needs to be let out of its cage.”

Dorothy Sayers later echoed much the same sentiment when she noted:

“We have very efficiently pared the claws of the Lion of Judah, certified him “meek and mild,” and recommended him as a fitting household pet for pale curates and pious old ladies…”



For at least the last several decades, the world has done its best to keep the lion anaesthetized and caged. Indeed, Secular Humanism …(via Caesar’s “wisdom of the world”)… has been able to effectively stifle the Good News of Judah’s Lion.

For the most part, the Bride of Christ in the West has, like a pet kitty-cat, fallen asleep in Gomer’s bed, where her sweet, lukewarm dreams of peacefully co-existing with Caesar and Caesar’s world have been purring along quite nicely for several generations now.

Whether or not the kitty cat/bride will be roused is yet to be seen.

We can only pray…



“Caesar says…’Here Kitty, Kitty!’”


Caesar says that we may worship
In that building over there,
He “suggests” we keep it, down, though….
And well off the Public Square.

Caesar says to “Keep that cage closed!”
Subjugate The Word, my friend!
Keep it underneath the radar
In the realm of Just Pretend.

Caesar says "We've got our standards"....
Standards that "Thou Shalt Obey”
"Caesar-Truth" shalt be adopted.
Caesar-Truth's the Life and Way.

He says we may worship Jesus
IF we worship Pan as well.
“Fair is fair!” is what he told us…
And, of course,… “Don’t mention ‘hell’.”

Caesar says that God’s Commandments
Have been found against the law.
Caesar says his New Age Vision
Is the best he ever saw!

Caesar says “God hasn’t “spoken!”
(“Even if He did, He’s wrong…”)
Seems the world is in agreement.
(Can’t we all just get along?)

Caesar says we may use Bibles
IF all talk of “sin”’s removed.
Caesar says we may preach freely
IF it’s been State pre-approved.

Caesar says he’ll be supplying
Tax- free bushel baskets soon,
He says we can still use hymnals
IF we sing Big Brother’s tune.

Caesar's made it very clear, sir,
He's got goals he needs to tout..
He’s got brand new “Pilate Programs”...
(That's what Caesar's all about.)

“I charge you in the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who will judge the living and the dead, and in view of His appearing and His kingdom: Preach the word; be prepared in season and out of season;reprove, rebuke, and encourage with every form ofpatient instruction. For the time will come when men will not tolerate sound doctrine, but with itching ears they will gather around themselves teachers to suit their own desires.…”
—1Timothy 4:1-3


Count the cost...