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Tuesday
Feb262019

Truth According to the Polled

“The world may call its compromises ‘progressive’ and ‘enlightened’ (those are its names for all forms of thought that pander to its conceit); those who produce them will doubtless, by a natural piece of wishful thinking, call them ‘bold’ and ‘courageous,’ and perhaps ‘realistic’ and ‘wholesome,’ but the Bible condemns them as sterile aberrations. And the Church cannot hope to recover its power till it resolves to turn its back on them."

—JI Packer

 

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Truth According to the Polled

 

Living out the consequences

Of the Word preached aimed to please.

When the gospel’s strictly social,

It’s a cancerous disease.

 

It’s a sterile aberration.

It’s the mess we stepped in, friend.

It’s the safe place we're most proud of

As we preach around our sin.

 

It’s an extra sweet concoction,

It’s the best that man can do.

It’s religion at its finest.

It’s the potion that we brew.

It’s our own homegrown disaster.

 

It’s an earthquake to behold

It’s a Secular Tsunami.

Truth according to the polled.

 

It’s a vacuum…it’s a vapor,

Just a Big Smile all around.

It’s a bubble drifting by us…

Sinking sand, not solid ground.

 

It’s a time bomb of emotion,

And, my friend, we lit the fuse.

We need more than just a big hug

From the pulpits and the pews.

 

 

 

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“For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God: and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the gospel of God?” -1Peter 4:17

 

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