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Not Peace But A Sword

Rating: 3.6

On the scene came Christ The Lord, not with peace but with a sword.
The sword was The Word of Truth, and to many it became a reproof.
To many hearts Truth would come, to acknowledge God’s Only Son.
But many just wouldn’t believe, and The Truth they would not receive.

For many tradition plays a part, following old ways that sway the heart.
Christ came with the New Covenant, fulfilling the Word prophets sent.
But many men would only dispute, Christ’s teaching on Eternal Truth.
His teaching would have men opposed, to others in their own homes.

A father would oppose his own son, about Christ Jesus being the One,
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David Darbyshire 30 November 2005

Well wrtien man, should send this to the Church........Pope? have a nice day dave

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Ray Lucero 30 November 2005

Bob, Your faith is strong and I commend you greatly... From your poem: 'But you don’t have to fear the sword, if you will accept Christ as Lord' I find your message jaded, narrow and threatening as it leaves little room for the other 6 billion of us walking around on this planet that do not embrace Christianity. I ask not for your pity or prayers...only tolerance and understanding. No offense meant, Ray

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Gillian.E. Shaw 30 November 2005

Enjoyable. Beautifully told. I'm not so sure about the constant use of the word 'many' - there are alternatives: mind you, a great poem!

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