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The Slippery Slope
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The Slippery Slope
Oh what a slippery slope we start
When from the Scriptures we depart!
The first step on that path is trod
By questioning the Word of God
Then question quickly leads to doubt
And soon the Bible is cast out.
The Word is left upon the shelf
And man relies upon himself
Believing lies that cannot save
Men rush headlong into the grave.
How does the tempter thus beguile?
He comes with laughter and a smile
He offers you a cup of tea
And says, “Sit down and chat with me!
Although we differ you will see
There’s much upon which we agree.
Let’s work together to help the poor,
Let’s rid hunger from our shores,
Don’t bother with doctrine or creed,
That causes strife; let’s be agreed!
I don’t believe that book you love,
It did not come down from above,
I do not say that you must doubt it;
But I am doing fine without it.
I have no need for childish tales
Of prophets swallowed up by whales
Come, now, can you be sure it’s true?
I’ll show another way to you:
Trust yourself, not God’s commands,
Why should God make such demands?
Do what you choose! You can be free!
Don’t follow Christ…just follow me!”
Soon the one you once despised
Seduces you with all his lies
Enticing you to follow sin
And weakened now, you fall right in!
You find there is no freedom there
It was a lie, a trap, a snare.
Finally in misery,
You cry to God on bended knee,
“I’ve wandered Oh so far from You!
I do not know what I should do!
I cannot tell the right from wrong,
And in my heart there is no song!”
Then by God’s grace you find yourself
Reaching toward your dusty shelf
You see through teary, bleary eyes:
There your neglected Bible lies.
You grab it down with hungry heart
You really don’t know where to start
You open it, the Living Word
God takes the mighty Spirit’s sword
It pierces you; you see your sin,
Broken, you repent within:
“I did not heed Your warning Lord,
To gird myself with this mighty Sword,
My guard was down and Satan attacked
Without Your Word I could not fight back
Please help me to reject his lies,
To keep Your Truth before my eyes!
I am so weak when I’m alone,
A simple child of flesh and bone
Is no match for the Devil’s might
I need Your strength to win this fight!
May I resist and victory find
As with your Word I fill my mind.”
Forgiveness floods your broken soul
You are restored, revived, made whole.
Christians, heed this warning true:
The Enemy is after you!
Like a roaring lion he looks to find
A Christian with a straying mind;
Who’s left the simple Gospel true
And opened up to something “new”
But listen! Satan’s lies are old,
Since Eden they have been retold.
Resist Him as your Savior did,
Christ spoke the Word and Satan hid.
Put on God’s armor every day,
And for God’s help and guidance pray.
Draw near to God with humble heart
And from His truth do not depart
He will lead you by It’s light
And keep you, strengthened by His might.
On slippery slopes you will not stray
If you follow Jesus all the way.
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08 Nov 2014
Mrs. Taubert's poem demonstrates keen insight into the mindset of contemporary, secular society. She has rightly identified Satan's strategies as he seeks to destroy the world and corrupt the church through compromise, doubt and deceit. The writer affirmed the source of our strength as we return to the word of God and draw near to our Lord and Savior, Christ Jesus.
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