NOT MORE THAN ONE!

Searching the world for truth.

Hard when in one’s youth…

Easily swayed

And played,

By someone else claiming truth!

A world without absolutes

Waffles in moral pursuits…

Feelings take o’er

Just make the score,

Never mind who’s in cahoots!

Human life becomes cheap,

As the human cesspool goes deep…..

In the far East

And West, the beast

Of human slavery people keep!

Boys and girls turning a trick,

Debauchery makes me sick….

No thought of rights

But customers’ days and nights,

Their victims are up “the crick”*

Hypocrites are many,

Claiming righteousness without any…..

Doing in the dark

Things they think a lark,

In daylight claiming plenty!

Absolutes come from God,

Untwisted into a man’s pitard….

None can climb

‘To God’s eternal time,

We all fall short there toward!

Works can’t bring one to God—

Most of the world thinks this odd—

Christians too

Think they can do,

Ignoring the words of God!

Only one Person perfectly

Lived on earth and eternity…

Jesus the Christ

Ordained to sacrifice,

Saved us hanging on a tree!

Disobedience, known as sin,

He took it all and then…

Nailed to a cross

He took our dross,

Making us God-worthy again!

All our good works are like filthy rags,

A worldly fool of these still brags…

Christ’s righteousness

How we must be dressed,

Without which, our righteousness sags!

Faith in Christ and HIS DEEDS,

Freedom from sin God guarantees!

After we’re saved

For good deeds are we made,

Serving God meeting human needs.

Are you ready to hear God’s voice?

Faith in His Son is the choice….

To rid your sin

Declared whole again,

In His Spirit—rest in Him and rejoice!

Others may claim the same,

Defining Christ differently aimed…

Deception and greed

Are their creed,

Emanuel they must defame.

Endure in your faith in the Christ,

For your stumbling He was sacrificed…

Endure in Him,

Not another’s whim

To gain entrance into living forever with Christ!

Jonathan Caswell

*Up a crick—some folks way of saying “up a creek (without a paddle)”—that is, being stuck somewhere you really don’t want to be…almost hopeless of getting yourselves out…or being rescued!

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About Jonathan Caswell

Poet, author, servant of God the Heavenly father and the Lord Jesus Christ...working out his salvation with fear and trembling. - Not trusting in his own deeds, but depending totally upon the finished sacrificial work of Jesus Christ to be, by God's reckoning, a new creature, clothed in Christ's righteousness...which mortal humankind can never attain by their own weak efforts, apart from faith in Christ's work on our behalf. - College-educated, yet wise enough to see that what a man does will not be his ultimate identity nor affect how God sees him or her. - Called by God to do a very difficult thing...apart from God's grace, mercy and strength...to love the sinner (which we all--by nature--are) but hate the sin, which is only paid through Christ, God's Son, - My own God-given gift is that of being a Poet..showing that in all parts of life...God has a loving part in it...as hard as that is to always understand or perceive...given life's realities! Come join me on my journey of discovery?.

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