Shall we not leave the faith to the pros?
For living for Christ is the thorn of the rose,
Too tough for the layman, the teaching is hard,
And heavy the need to be always on guard.
Let preachers and elders then do all the lifting,
And college professors the doctrinal sifting;
Such wisdom’s required above and beyond —
We commoner folk don’t know how to respond.
If God had wanted his meaning to be plain,
He’d make the Way easy, removing the pain;
The experts must guide us and save us much woe —
God never expected the masses to know.