CALL TO REPENTANCE
This is an old entry I wrote on Jan 4 10.
Last week I went to a native reserve where the Roman Catholic Church ran a residential school for many years. One man was discussing his views on religion and mentioned “Jesus Christ, that ***hole!” He proceeded to tell me that he has had daily nightmares from the memory of a residential school priest who had raped him at the age of seven. Well, my friend and I sort of looked of each other shocked, but kept silent, believing that it’s better to listen carefully and understand where he is coming from.
I haven’t been able to forget this for the past 3 days, so I wrote this poem which I might later try to turn into a song. Please excuse the swearing: yes, I am well aware that Ephesians 4:29 (NKJV) says, “Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but what is good for necessary edification, that it may impart grace to the hearers.” I have kept the Rated PG word in there just to highlight the intense emotions felt by people who have been abused in the name of our precious Lord Jesus Christ . . . Please read it with an open heart and mind . . .
NO WONDER PEOPLE CALL JESUS CHRIST AN ***HOLE
– A call for rich and wealthy to weeping and gnashing of teeth in sorrowful repentance to avoid the soon-coming weeping and gnashing of teeth they will experience in Hell if they don’t repent . . .
“Come now, you rich, weep and howl for your miseries that are coming upon you! Your riches are corrupted, and your garments are moth-eaten. Your gold and silver are corroded, and their corrosion will be a witness against you and will eat your flesh like fire. You have heaped up treasure in the last days. Indeed the wages of the labourers who mowed your fields, which you kept back by fraud, cry out; and the cries of the reapers have reached the Lord of Sabaoth. You have lived on the earth in pleasure and luxury; you have fattened your hearts as in a day of slaughter. You have condemned, you have murdered the just; he does not resist you.” (James 5:1-6 NKJV)
He called Jesus Christ an ***hole
but is He really?
He called my God a dirty word
And of course, I cannot agree.
But if a priest had poked me
when I was seven
How would I feel?
If a strong man had overcome me
as a weak, defenseless boy,
all in the name of religion,
Would I be attracted to such a god
Would I be drawn to this Father figure
And heed the call to follow His Son?
My God, how could Satan
Raise up demons
Disguised as angels of light
To heed the Great Commission?
How on earth did
become entwined in
And extending the empire’s boundaries?
How can one group claim
To be the Joshuas of our day
And butcher, maim and subjugate
The so-called Canaanites
Of our land?
This was no destiny that was manifested,
This was no New World opened up
To relieve the population pressures
Of the Old One.
This was Satan’s Great Game
Like that of Central Asia in the 1800s.
This was demon-driven Genghis Khans of War
Out to extend empire
And slaughter the poor
Or whoever got in the way.
And today, oh today
With kidnappings of children
By government workers
And territorial invasions
By major corporations
Looking for another ski resort
Or golf course
For the rich to play in,
Or source of oil, copper, natural gas
Don’t tell me you are sorry
When you keep sending in your armies.
Don’t tell me things’ve changed
When your legislations and your departments
Your lawyers, judges and prisons
Keep making millions off me,
With stolen public money.
I don’t buy into your system
And the demons who built it
throughout the years
All in the name of civilisation,
And advancement, and growing economy,
And your state-funded religion
Which stole the name of Jesus,
Stuck it on devils’ heads,
And purported to act out in His stead,
As apostles of compassion.
That’s a load of trash,
And I’ll be so brash,
As to call you on it.
No wonder people are calling Jesus Christ an ***hole,
When ***holes claim to represent Him!
No wonder our only solution to this mess
Was painted on a demon’s face
And paraded around as a loving deliverer,
Only to drive people away from the real thing!
No wonder no one buys into your lies
No wonder your health will fail
As you begin your descent into Hell.
Only one message for you:
Realise your great truckload of mistakes.
Understand that you’ve offended God and humanity.
Comprehend the fact that you’ve built
your empire on the backs of the poor.
You’ve bullied and harassed and
hoarded your nation’s wealth for yourselves.
It’s time to bow your knees
It’s time to make things right
With God and the people.
Before it’s too late.
And you yourself are seized along with the
very demons that drove you to greed and oppression
And are thrown into Hell alive.
Today is your chance.
Now is your opportunity.
Don’t delay another minute.
Your destiny is in your hand,
fat cat . . .
No wonder people call Jesus Christ
When you’ve been representing Him,
you false prophet,
You demon of darkness!
Get on your face and clear His name!
Make your amends
And come to the real Jesus . . .
who delights in changing ***holes
into humble servants,
And devilish robber barons
into teary-eyed saints.
It can happen!
Do it now!
Respond to God’s call. . .