Richard Merrell

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Legalism - Poem by Richard Merrell

You cannot eat that meat!
You must be circumcised!
You cannot get married!
These doctrines we devised.

You must keep the Sabbath day!
You must not drink that wine!
You must not break these rules
Or a penance we will find.

You must give a tithe!
You must not talk back!
You must not think for yourself!
These laws you can't attack.

'Why not? I ask 'Why not?
for Christ has made me free;
I rebuke your legalism -
and I listen not to thee'

'For with the yoke of bondage
you enslave the human race;
All you Christians, who teach the law
have fallen from God's grace'

Galatians 5: 1-10

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, April 14, 2012

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