Monday, January 30, 2017

News Flash: Satan Now A Believer

by Jim Rapp

(Do I hear you professing to believe in the one and only God
 but then observe you complacently sitting back as if you had
 done something wonderful? That’s just great. Demons do that,
but what good does it do them? Use your heads! Do you suppose
for a minute that you can cut faith and works in two and not end
up with a corpse on your hands?)
                                    James 2:19, 20 The Message translation

An acquaintance sends me e-mails –
almost daily sends me these mails –
intended to puff those they hail
as saints, even though it entails
blind acceptance of profligate males –
and even a few profligate females –
whose morals, on public display, assail
Christian sensitivities; their unrepentant trails –
serial trails – of adultery and infidelity fail
all tests of Christian morality and nail
any claims of such piety to the rail.

"Trump's Christian Cabinet" – Ha! It assails
all logic, all evidence; it disavails
truth, proffering "alternate truth" to flail
in its place – Alt-truth – a frail
reed which will crumble and fail
any who confidently lean on it, and retail
it in the misguided hope it will prevail.

Trump's cabinet Christian? Wholesale?
Though it's leader and members fail
to grasp, or at least display, it holiest Grail –
"Love your neighbor as yourself and fail
not to love God"? They claim to sail
in Christian waters, and make appeals,
to some Christian values, but recall:
"Even demons believe," but they all
tremble at what they believe; these all –
Trumps cabinet of believers – all grovel
at Trump's altar and like him, you'll recall,
confess sinning to no one at all.

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