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POEM: 'There is a spirit of truth'


Important truths of the gospel

The foundation laying in mind

Enriched with the word of God

Don't walk as one who's blind.

Do not believe all preachers

Nor teachers of religion

Or TV evangelists claims

Guard the true gospel given.

There is a spirit of truth

As well as a spirit of error

The Holy Spirit is of truth

The other, a demonic bearer.

God's truth must be guarded

Relentlessly under attack

Church inept in protecting

In biblical knowledge lack.

Entrusted with divine revelation

Upon the scripture's pages

Guard the treasured truth

To be carried through the ages.

Hold on to sound doctrine

The deposit of divine truth

Kept through the Holy Spirit

Retain scripture entrusted you.

Do not abandon the truth if

New concepts preachers bring

The measuring stick is the Bible

Make sure you test everything.

We are commanded to discern

What is from God or from lies

If you don't know these tests

False teaching will victimize.

Confession of the divine Lord

Jesus Christ' incarnation

His deity as Son and Savior

Demons deny this foundation.

The word of God, eternal life

Fitting substitute to die for men

Sinless advocate, High priest

Propitiation for our sins.

If you possess the Holy Spirit

Will not fall victim of deception

The offspring of God, incorruptible

Holy Spirit brings true perception.

Contend earnestly for the faith

Which is delivered to all the saints

Fight the good fight of truth

Demonic forces restraint.

• JSANDERS, a Streator native, resides in New Lenox.

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