Boots on the ground, to laugh and cry together,
To lift the fallen, to come to the weak’s defense,
To fight to the end the hardest battles, weather
The storms, arm in arm, when most intense.
To die for a friend, there is no greater good —
This we must do in the world, for Jesus did.

by J. Randal Matheny © 2012

Get serpent savvy, and dove sincerity!
In public hiding the panting wolf
In ill-fitting wool imitates the lamb,
The shadowed shepherd stalks without shame.

The Bible as prop, his background the Cross,
His offer to help is opening to hinder.
He preys on the gullible, probes the guides,
Divides the church with veiled intentions.

An angel of light bearing arms of truth,
But serving the cause of Satan’s campaign;
We dared invade the kingdom of darkness,
So the father of lies is fighting back.

EschatologyIf Christ has not yet come after two thousand years, will the end come at all? If already in that age of the first century the followers of Christ thought that the end was near, might they have been mistaken? In what way could the end be near if he has not yet manifested himself?

The night has advanced toward dawn; the day is near. So then we must lay aside the works of darkness, and put on the weapons of light.
Romans 13:12 NET Continue reading