No Excuse This Time - Poem by Bob Gotti
The Lord was sent by The Father, in our place, to the earth to die,
And even worse The Lord died with two wicked criminals at His side.
While watching Christ die one of them humbled himself and believed,
And Christ responded by saying today with Me in Paradise you will be.
While the first criminal hurled blasphemous insults at him instead,
But from the cross of the Savior, as was prophesied nothing was said.
For those responsible, as Christ was dying, for their hearts He knew,
He asked The Father, forgive them for they do not know what they do.
But we have the complete Bible, and the indwelling of The Spirit too,
So a plea of ignorance won't be an excuse for people like me and you.
For even Hosea said my people are destroyed from lack of knowledge.
The people Hosea speaks of are Israel in this Old Testament passage.
Although He is forgiving, since God's sent Messiah was not cherished,
Zechariah states that two thirds of the nation of Israel will perish.
And today many will refuse to love the truth, for they are foolish,
So they will not be saved and just like Israel, they too will perish.
For in the end there will be many who shall deceive and be deceived,
But fear not for The Lord's return is closer then when you believed.
Although many skeptics through willful ignorance say this won't be,
Just wait patiently my friend, for when He comes every eye shall see.
(Copyright © 06/2002)
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