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      I Corinthians 11:17-34: "Now in this that I declare unto you I praise you not, that ye come together not for the better, but for the worse. For first of all, when ye come together in the church, I hear that there be divisions among you; and I partly believe it. For there must be also heresies among you, that they which are approved may be made manifest among you. When ye come together therefore into one place, this is not to eat the Lord's Supper. For in eating every one taketh before other his own supper: and one is hungry, and another is drunken. What? have ye not houses to eat and to drink in? or despise ye the church of God, and shame them that have not? What shall I say to you? shall I praise you in this? I praise you not. For I have received of the Lord that which also I delivered unto you, That the Lord Jesus the same night in which he was betrayed took bread: And when he had given thanks, he brake it, and said, Take, eat: this is my body, which is broken for you: this do in remembrance of me. After the same manner also he took the cup, when he had supped, saying, This cup is the new testament in my blood: this do ye, as oft as ye drink it, in remembrance of me. For as often as ye eat this bread, and drink this cup, ye do show the Lord's death till he come. Wherefore whosoever shall eat this bread, and drink this cup of the Lord, unworthily, shall be guilty of the body and blood of the Lord. But let a man examine himself, and so let him eat of that bread, and drink of that cup. For he that eateth and drinketh unworthily, eateth and drinketh damnation to himself, not discerning the Lord's body. For this cause many are weak and sickly among you, and many sleep. For if we would judge ourselves, we should not be judged. But when we are judged, we are chastened of the Lord, that we should not be condemned with the world. Wherefore, my brethren, when ye come together to eat, tarry one for another. And if any man hunger, let him eat at home; that ye come not together unto condemnation. And the rest will I set in order when I come."

      INTRODUCTION

      Historic Baptists, true Baptists, have believed in and still believe in closed communion. Baptists impose upon themselves the same restrictions that they impose on others concerning the Lord’s Supper. Baptists have always insisted that it is the Lord’s Table, not theirs; and He alone has the right to say who shall sit at His table. No amount of so called brotherly love, or ecumenical spirit, should cause us to invite to His table those who have not complied with the requirements laid down plainly in His inspired Word. With respect to Bible doctrines we must always use the scripture as our guide and practice. For Baptists, two of the most important doctrines are Baptism and The Lord’s Supper. These are the only two doctrines we recognize as Church Ordinances. The Bible is very clear in teaching how these doctrines are to be practiced and by whom.

      We only have two ordinances that we must never compromise or we risk our very existence, they are Baptism and The Lord’s Supper.

      The moment we deviate from the precise method God has prescribed we have started down the slippery slope of error. True Baptists have held fast to the original doctrine of The Lord’s Supper from the time of Christ and the Apostles.

      Unfortunately, in this day of what the Bible describes as the age of luke warmness, Baptists are becoming careless in regard to strictly following the pattern laid out for us in Scripture. Many of our Bible colleges are graduating otherwise sincere, Godly and dedicated pastors and teachers who have not been taught the very strict, biblical requirements that surround the Lord’s Supper. Any Bible college that neglects to teach its students the differences surrounding Closed Communion, Close Communion and Open Communion is not simply short changing its students; it is also not equipping their students to carry on sound Bible traditions. The result is men of God and churches that fall into error. And as we will see, this is serious error.

      Should we as Baptists ignore the restrictions made by our Lord and Master? NO! When we hold to the restrictions placed upon the Lord’s Supper by our Master, we are defending the "faith which was once delivered to the saints" Jude 3.

      The Lord’s Supper is rigidly restricted and I will show this in the following facts:

      IT IS RESTRICTED AS TO PLACE

      A. I Corinthians 11:18 says, "When ye come together in the church." This does not mean the church building; they had none. In other words, when the church assembles. The supper is to be observed by the church, in church capacity. Again this does not mean the church house. Ekklesia, the Greek word for church, means assembly. "When ye come together in the church," is when the church assembles.

      B. When we say church we mean an assembly of properly baptized believers. Acts 2:41-42: "Then they that gladly received his word were baptized: and the same day there were added unto them about three thousand souls. And they continued stedfastly in the apostles' doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers."

      The church is made up of saved people who are baptized by immersion. In the Bible, belief precedes baptism. That’s the Bible way.

      Acts 8:12-13, "But when they believed Philip preaching the things concerning the kingdom of God, and the name of Jesus Christ, they were baptized, both men and women. Then Simon himself believed also: and when he was baptized, he continued with Philip, and wondered, beholding the miracles and signs which were done."

      When we say properly baptized, we mean immersed. No unbeliever should take the Lord’s supper, and no non-immersed believer should take the supper. Those who are sprinkled are not baptized and cannot receive the supper. The Greek word for baptize is baptizo, and it always means to immerse.

      "In every case where communion is referred to, or where it may possibly have been administered, the believers had been baptized Acts 2:42; 8:12; 8:38; 10:47; 6:14-15; 18:8; 20:7. Baptism comes before communion, just as repentance and faith precede baptism".

      C. The Lord’s Supper is for baptized believers in church capacity: "When ye come together in the church," again not a building, but the assembly of the properly baptized believers.

      D. The fact that the Lord’s Supper is a church ordinance, to be observed in church capacity, is pointed out by the fact that it is for those who have been immersed and added to the fellowship of the church.

      E. The Lord’s Supper is never spoken of in connection with individuals. When it is referred to, it is only referred to in reference to baptized believers in local church capacity I Cor. 11:20-26).

      I want to quote Dr. W.W. Hamilton,

      "The individual administration of the ordinance has no Bible warrant and is a relic of Romanism. The Lord’s Supper is a church ordinance, and anything which goes beyond or comes short of this fails for want of scriptural example or command".

      “The practice of taking a little communion kit to hospitals, nursing homes, etc. is unscriptural and does not follow the scriptural example.”

      IT IS RESTRICTED TO A UNITED CHURCH

      A. The Bible in I Cor. 11:18 is very strong in condemning divisions around the Lord’s table. For first of all, when ye come together in the church, I hear that there be divisions among you; and I partly believe it.
      19 For there must be also heresies among you, that they which are approved may be made manifest among you.
      20 When ye come together therefore into one place, this is not to eat the Lord's supper.

      There were no less than four divisions in the Corinthian church.
      I Cor. 1:12: "Now this I say, that every one of you saith, I am of Paul; and I of Apollos; and I of Cephas; and I of Christ."

      Because of these divisions, it was impossible for them to scripturally eat the Lord’s Supper. Division in the local church is reason to hold off observing the Lord’s Supper. But there are also other reasons to forego taking the Lord’s Supper. If there is gross sin in the membership we do not take it. Here is scriptural evidence for this: 1Co 5:7 Purge out therefore the old leaven, that ye may be a new lump, as ye are unleavened. For even Christ our Passover is sacrificed for us:
      8 Therefore let us keep the feast, not with old leaven, neither with the leaven of malice and wickedness; but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth. 9 I wrote unto you in an epistle not to company with fornicators:
      10 Yet not altogether with the fornicators of this world, or with the covetous, or extortioners, or with idolaters; for then must ye needs go out of the world. 11 But now I have written unto you not to keep company, if any man that is called a brother be a fornicator, or covetous, or an idolater, or a railer, or a drunkard, or an extortioner; with such an one no not to eat.

      B. At this point, I want to ask these questions: Are there not doctrinal divisions among the many denominations? Is it not our doctrinal differences that cause us to be separate religious bodies?

      IT IS RESTRICTED BY DOCTRINE

      A. Those in the early church at Jerusalem who partook "continued stedfastly in the apostles’ doctrine" Acts 2:42. And they continued stedfastly in the apostles' doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers.

      B. Those that do not hold to apostolic truth are not to partake. This means there is to be discipline in the local body. How can you discipline those who do not belong to the local body? You can’t. The clear command of scripture is to withdraw fellowship from those who are not doctrinally sound.

      II Thes 3:6: "Now we command you, brethren, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye withdraw yourselves from every brother that walketh disorderly, and not after the tradition which he received of us."
      Rom. 16:17: "Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them which cause divisions and offences contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned; and avoid them."
      To commune together means to have the same doctrine.
      II Thes. 2:15: "Therefore, brethren, stand fast, and hold the traditions which ye have been taught, whether by word, or our epistle."
      II John 10-11: "If there come any unto you, and bring not this doctrine, receive him not into your house, neither bid him God speed: For he that biddeth him God speed is partaker of his evil deeds."

      C. Some Baptists in our day have watered down this doctrine by practicing what they call “Close Communion.” By this they mean that they believe that members of another Baptist church may take communion with us because they are of the same beliefs. Once again, this is unscriptural.

      The welcome to the Lord's Table should not be extended beyond the discipline of the local church. When we take the Lord’s Supper there is supposed to be no gross sin among us and no divisions among us. We have no idea of the spiritual condition of another church’s members. If there is sin or division in the case of this other church’s members, we have no way of knowing it. We cannot discipline them because they are not members of our church. This is why we practice “Closed” communion, meaning it is restricted solely to our church membership. 
      So then, in closing I would like to reiterate the three different ideas concerning the Lord’s Supper and who is to take it. 
      Closed Communion = Only members of a single local church. 
      Close Communion = Members of like faith and order may partake. 
      Open Communion = If you claim to be a Christian, or simply attending the service, you may partake. 
      It is no small thing to attempt to change that which was implemented by our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. 
      Mt. 28:20 Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen. 
      Many of our Baptist churches have a real need to consider the gravity of the act of observing The Lord’s Supper. It is not a light thing that is to be taken casually or without regard to the spiritual condition of ourselves or our church.
      1Co. 11:27 Wherefore whosoever shall eat this bread, and drink this cup of the Lord, unworthily, shall be guilty of the body and blood of the Lord.

       28 But let a man examine himself, and so let him eat of that bread, and drink of that cup.

       29 For he that eateth and drinketh unworthily, eateth and drinketh damnation to himself, not discerning the Lord's body.

       30 For this cause many are weak and sickly among you, and many sleep.

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Good grief. I'm trying not to talk or even think about Obama too much but for crying out loud, he is NOT black. He is more white than anything! A full half white...the other half is mixed black and oriental. He is not our first "African American" President.

Its just one of the many lies this guy is getting away with.

Hope nobody here owns too much stock because those who do are in more trouble than they've already been this past year.

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Good grief. I'm trying not to talk or even think about Obama too much but for crying out loud, he is NOT black. He is more white than anything! A full half white...the other half is mixed black and oriental. He is not our first "African American" President.

Its just one of the many lies this guy is getting away with.

Hope nobody here owns too much stock because those who do are in more trouble than they've already been this past year.

Help me here, Suzy:::::::::: Do you know something you're not telling???????? I do own stock and need to know what you know. Not only that but I know an awwwwwwwwwwwful lottttttttttttta people that have their entire livelihood based on their stock investments. We know intuitively what happened in '29 but my parents knew it exprientially. Just surviving and keeping body and soul together was a monumental task. We've heard of those that couldn't cope with their (paper) monetary losses and ended up in suicide. I say paper losses, because they didn'y earn a bit of their millions b/c it was all speculation just as some today make money by buying and selling stock without even spending a single penny of their own money. We call it "day-trading", and is a scam as far as I'm concerned.
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Oh good grief. His father is from Africa. If he is not African-American, I don't know what is. He is African-American in the true since of the word. Sure his mother is white, but his father is Kenyan, and his features are all African-American.

If this were 1950,I guarantee you he would be treated as a black man.

Get over it. Can't you find one nice thing to say about Obama? The rocks continue to be tossed, whether earned or not.

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Oh good grief. His father is from Africa. If he is not African-American, I don't know what is. He is African-American in the true since of the word. Sure his mother is white, but his father is Kenyan, and his features are all African-American.

If this were 1950,I guarantee you he would be treated as a black man.

Get over it. Can't you find one nice thing to say about Obama? The rocks continue to be tossed, whether earned or not.


When he earns nice things, I will say them. Bush certainly did not earn the jeers he got yesterday. The government is working overtime to solidify the racial divide. I was not raised being racial. I've never seen "color". As a matter of face, I distinctly remember as a child thinking black people were beautiful and wishing I had black skin myself. However after having race (especially anti-white) shoved in my face all these years, I'm beginning to tire of it. And watching Obama completely ignore his "white heritage" is annoying at the least.

Anyway...as the President of AMERICA he is AMERICAN...not "african american". He gave up any African roots when he took office yesterday.
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Oh good grief. His father is from Africa. If he is not African-American, I don't know what is. He is African-American in the true since of the word. Sure his mother is white, but his father is Kenyan, and his features are all African-American.

If this were 1950,I guarantee you he would be treated as a black man.

Get over it. Can't you find one nice thing to say about Obama? The rocks continue to be tossed, whether earned or not.


If we were still in the 50's black people would not have nothing, that is nothing to do with him.

I recall a boy who was a year or two older than I, he was half black, half white, had a white mother and a black father, sad to say he did not fit in anywhere, in later years he killed himself with a shotgun.

A couple of years ago I was talking to a friend about him, he said this and its so true, in modern America he would fit in and not have the many problems he went thru being rejected by most people.

Its so sad at how harsh man can be to someone who looks different than they do.

But I feel many in the black community will be highly disappointed in Obama.
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Oh good grief. His father is from Africa. If he is not African-American, I don't know what is. He is African-American in the true since of the word. Sure his mother is white, but his father is Kenyan, and his features are all African-American.

If this were 1950,I guarantee you he would be treated as a black man.

Get over it. Can't you find one nice thing to say about Obama? The rocks continue to be tossed, whether earned or not.



Not according to a civil right activist who used to march with MLK:

Obama grew up in a different world.

"He was able to grow up not being negatively affected by the black experience," Young said. "He chose to be black. And he chose to work in Chicago's slums. And he chose to identify with the black experience."

Yet Obama's father was Kenyan. His mother was from Kansas. He lived in Indonesia. He had a Chinese stepfather. He lived in Hawaii with his white grandparents.

"I'm uncomfortable calling him black," Young said. "I say don't limit him. I say he's an Afro-Asian-Latin-European. And that makes him all American."
http://www.roanoke.com/news/nrv/wb/191745

and yes, back in the 50's and 60's were pretty harsh to birracial family. My mom used to carry a picture of my dad and they asked her why is she carrying a picture a "N" (because of his darker skin due to his indian genetic trait although both of his parents are white/indian mixed with white skin)
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Good grief. I'm trying not to talk or even think about Obama too much but for crying out loud, he is NOT black. He is more white than anything! A full half white...the other half is mixed black and oriental. He is not our first "African American" President.

Its just one of the many lies this guy is getting away with.

Hope nobody here owns too much stock because those who do are in more trouble than they've already been this past year.


Please pardon me for disagreeing with you; but he is considered by all scientific and cultural norms to be black. You do not have to even "look" black to be considered black and having black blood. My brother and his wife have four children. He is white (like me, Mom and Dad) and she is as black as midnight (her mother is white and father is black). Two of the children are black and two are white and no one would even know they are considered "African American" but they are..................Just the same with my Jewish brother in law and his French-Canadian wife....the children are definitely considered to be Jewish in descent.

I'd encourage you to stop focusing on this; it really is irrelevant at this point! Perhaps focusing on the man's policies would do you better.
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Oh good grief. His father is from Africa. If he is not African-American, I don't know what is. He is African-American in the true since of the word. Sure his mother is white, but his father is Kenyan, and his features are all African-American.

If this were 1950,I guarantee you he would be treated as a black man.

Get over it. Can't you find one nice thing to say about Obama? The rocks continue to be tossed, whether earned or not.


His father is about 4/5 Arab and 1/5 Black African. That makes Barack only around 1/10 black. He's more white than anything else, and next up is Arab.
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Please pardon me for disagreeing with you; but he is considered by all scientific and cultural norms to be black. You do not have to even "look" black to be considered black and having black blood. My brother and his wife have four children. He is white (like me, Mom and Dad) and she is as black as midnight (her mother is white and father is black). Two of the children are black and two are white and no one would even know they are considered "African American" but they are..................Just the same with my Jewish brother in law and his French-Canadian wife....the children are definitely considered to be Jewish in descent.

I'd encourage you to stop focusing on this; it really is irrelevant at this point! Perhaps focusing on the man's policies would do you better.


Then I am indian even though I look white.

nope, I am actually culturally white because I was in raised in that environment.
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Then I am indian even though I look white.

nope, I am actually culturally white because I was in raised in that environment.


Yes, you are American Indian.

Actually, I suspect at this point most everyone is a "mutt" of sorts having all kinds of mixed descendancy!
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then that mutt really depends on the culture they were raised in.


I am a "mutt" having French-Canadian, Irish and others mixed up in my bloodstream. I am definitely an American! And I understand the angst by people who are tired of the differentiation being made between Asian-American, American-Indian, African-American, Latina-American, Spanish-American and others.

Yes, we who are citizens of the United States should be able to just refer to each other as Americans and leave it at that.......

We will have truly arrived "racially" when people stop talking about the first black to be President of the USA and they start focusing on the man's terribly liberal stand on many things.
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then that mutt really depends on the culture they were raised in.

Obama decided to be the black culture instead of white. which is fine, but he should not be ashame of being white. It's like people want his "white" side to disappear.


What makes you believe he is ashamed to have a white mother (although she too is most likely, as you call it, a "mutt")?
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I am not sure if he is or not, but just saying he shouldn't be.

he refer himself as a mutt. And I refer myself as a mutt as well. so I am not trying to offend anyone about that. Or we can always say mulatto, birracial, or just plain american (when fill all those form to say what kind of race we are.. he will say black instead of white and I will say white instead of American Indian)

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I don't think the goal should be being colorblind. The goal should be for everyone to respect every other peron's race, ethnicity, background and identity. We live in a wonderfully diverse nation. We should celebrate our differences, and celebrate our heritages. Italian Americans have a very unique culture that should be celebrated. African Americans are the same way, as well as Asian Americans.

The US has been referred to as the "melting pot." We need to recognize that our nation is made up of many different nationalities. The problem with just referring to everyone as plain old Americans is that people lose their cultural identities. Cultures are beautiful and add to the great fabric of our society. Celebrating one's background is good. Celebrating one's ethnicity is a good thing. For example, I know that my family migrated from England, and that I have English roots. This has added deeply to an understanding of myself and my family history.

All cultures are equally important and equally beautiful. God created differences, and those differences should be recognized and celebrated. It makes no sense to ignore a person's cultural and racial heritage. Part of Obama's heritage and family history lies in Kenya, and he is being faithful to that. He was raised by his white grandparents, and he is faithful to that as well and has done nothing but honor and respect them.

I don't understand what the big deal is.

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Its just the philosophy about this whole racial thing. This entire presidential race has been extremely "racial" and so its not like we can just "forget it".

True he is very liberal and already doing horrible things like closing Gitmo and paying for more abortions with tax dollars.... I was just saying the entire premise behind this "historical" election is not even totally what they are saying it is! Its not like he is a pure African slave descendant or something.

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BTW, in the history of Virginia, we have already lost our cultural identity. I can't even tell I have blacks in me or not. One document after another, it is mulatto, mulatto, mulatto. (if you are indian, asian, whatever, you were considered mulatto or colored... never white)

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Read Obama's books and he tells why he chose to "be black".

This isn't uncommon. In university and some jobs I've encountered several who had white mothers and black or mexican fathers. Every one of them made a conscious, specific choice to "be black/be Mexican". One guy I knew at university was very anti-white, he hated that he wasn't fully Mexican and went to great lengths to put himself forth as Mexican.

Over the course of the past year I've heard Obama call himself a mutt twice.

Thankfully I don't have to concern myself with such matters. My family line is Germanic as far back as I have been able to trace it so far (1200s).

Personally, I don't care what the man calls himself, that's his choice.

Like Suzy though, I am very tired of hearing all this racial talk coming from those who love to talk about how race shouldn't be a factor or that race doesn't exist, or that we should all be color blind, etc.

Of course, this is very typical. Liberals have been among the biggest race-baiters and love to use race to their advantage at every turn while calling anyone else who mentions race a "racist". :roll

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      O’ THE RICH ARE EMPTY, THE HUNGRY HAVE GOOD THINGS
      FOR THE THRONE OF DAVID WOULD HAVE JESUS THE KING
      BUT BEFORE I DELIVERED THE MAN CHILD OF OLD
      CAESAR WITH TAXES DEMANDED OUR GOLD
      TO THE CITY OF DAVID JOSEPH AND I WENT
      ON A BEAST OF BURDEN OUR STRENGTH NEAR SPEND
      NO ROOM AT An INN, BUT A STABLE WAS FOUND
      WITH STRAW AND DUNG LAID ON THE GROUND
      MY FLESH SAW CORRUPTION MY BONES THEY DID ROT
      MY PAPS ARE NOT HOLY, SO TRUST ME NOT
                                                  4
      MY MATRIX WAS OPEN IN A PLACE SO PROFANE
      FROM THE GLORY OF GLORIES TO A BEGGAR’S DOMAIN
      SO WE WRAPPED THE CHILD GIVEN TO THE HEATHEN A STRANGER
      NO REPUTATION IS SOUGHT TO BE BORN IN A MANGER
      HIS STAR WAS ABOVE US THE HOST OF HEAVEN DID SING
      FOR SHEPHERDS AND WISE MEN WORSHIP ONLY THE KING
      BUT HEROD THAT DEVIL SOUGHT FOR HIS SOUL
      AND MURDER RACHEL’S CHILDREN UNDER TWO YEARS OLD
      BUT JOSEPH MY HUSBAND WAS WARNED IN A DREAM
      SO WE FLED INTO EGYPT BECAUSE OF HIS SCHEME
      MY FLESH SAW CORRUPTION MY BONES THEY DID ROT
      MY PAPS ARE NOT HOLY SO TRUST ME NOT
                                               5
      SO THE GIVER OF LIFE, THE ROCK OF ALL AGES
      GREW UP TO FULFILL THE HOLY PAGES
      HE PREACH WITH AUTHORITY LIKE NONE BEFORE
      PLEASE TRUST HIS WORDS AND NOT THE GREAT WHORE
      HER BLACK ROBE PRIEST FILL THEIR LIPS WITH MY NAME
      WITH BLASPHEMOUS PRAISE, DAMMATION AND SHAME
      THERE ARE NO NAIL PRINTS IN MY HANDS, MY BODY DID NOT ARISE
      NOR, AM A DEMON OF FATIMA FLOATING IN THE SKY
      THERE IS NO DEITY IN MY VEINS FOR ADAM CAME FROM SOD
      FOR I, AM, MOTHER OF THE SON OF MAN NOT THE MOTHER OF GOD
      MY FLESH SAW CORRUPTION MY BONES THEY DID ROT
      MY PAPS ARE NOT HOLY, SO TRUST ME NOT
      6
      FOR MY SOUL WAS PURCHASED BY GOD UPON THE CROSS
      FOR MY SINS HE DID SUFFER AN UNMEASURABLE COST
      I WILL NOT STEAL HIS GLORY WHO ROSE FROM THE DEAD
      ENDURING SPIT AND THORNS PLACED ON HIS HEAD
      YET, IF YOU WISH TO HONOR ME THEN GIVE ME NONE AT ALL
      BUT TRUST THE LAMB WHO STOOL IN PILATE’S HALL
      CALL NOT ON THIS REDEEMED WOMAN IN YOUR TIME OF FEAR
      FOR I WILL NOT GIVE ANSWER NEITHER WILL I HEAR
      AND WHEN THE BOOKS ARE OPEN AT THE GREAT WHITE THRONE
      I AMEN YOUR DAMNATION THAT TRUST NOT HIM ALONE
      MY FLESH SAW CORRUPTION MY BONES THEY DID ROT
      MY PAPS ARE NOT HOLY, O’ SINNER TRUST ME NOT

                       WRITTEN BY BRO. WEST
       
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