Thursday, April 20, 2006

In Honor of the 100th Post: an inspirational poem

This is the 100th post on Jesus Loves Everything, and I have to say that the good doctor and I are proud. We've not only enjoyed sharing in our love of the Lord with fellow believers, but we've also learned a lot from and loved sharing the word of God with non-believers. Let's just all pray together that we'll have another 100 posts. No! 10000!. Anyway, in honor of this truly inspiring event, I've written an inspirational poem that is also a true story about how I came to Christ. As usual, it is limited by my lowly abilities as a poet, but I am sure the love that went into it should inspire all -- believers and non, alike:

Thank God For Jesus (a true story)

I was blind once.
Once.
But I saw the light
In a pool of blood.
My own.

Thank God for Jesus!
For Jesus,
For Jesus love me,
He loves me!

I died once.
Once.
Attacked in the shower,
Skull opened wide,
Drowned.

But thank God for Jesus!
For Jesus,
For Jesus love me,
He loves me!

Jesus touched me once.
Once.
He took me to Hell,
Where I saw my future.
In torture chambers:

Chambers of pain,
Chambers of suffering,
Chambers of crushed bones,
Of flayed skin
Of amputations,
Of whippings,
Of burnings,

People strung up on hooks,
Like fish.
People strapped to carving machines,
Like chicken.
People raped by demonic devices and creatures,
Like sinners.

Thank God for Jesus!
For Jesus,
For Jesus love me,
He loves me!

And I awoke forever.
Forever!
My Bible a shield.
Against sin.
My Bible a sword.
Against wickedness,
And the wrath of God
The wind at my back.

Thank God for Jesus!
For Jesus,
For Jesus love me,
He loves me!

23 Comments:

Anonymous Snazzlepuff said...

Just out of curiosity, where do you find these horrible pictures? And why do you insist on posting them? Do they tittilate you?

10:46 PM  
Blogger Nathaniel said...

snazzlepuff -- the hand of God leads me to them through the wonderful thing known as google image search.

10:27 AM  
Blogger Gregory said...

"Jesus touched me once.
Once."

Share it with your therapist, leave it out of here. I always thought that song "Jesus loves the little children" was a little suspicous. Now it all makes sense! Jesus was a pedophile! He really does love everything.

3:06 PM  
Blogger Nathaniel said...

gregory -- the bible is meant to be taken literally, not me. in any event, the blasphemy of your words is going to require quite a bit of self-flagellation and punishment to avoid the fiery pit of hell. have you ever seen the Shia muslims beat themselves over the head in honor of some heathen festival? i would say you must do something similar, only much more painful, to again gain the favor of God.

3:12 PM  
Blogger Nathaniel said...

gregory -- one last thing: i've noticed your blog has been inactive. i would lik e to hope that this site has touched you (NOT LITERALLY) such that you are beginning to see the light, exluding, of course, you horrible words about Jesus being a pedophile.

3:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Okay, you answered the first part of my question. Why don't you answer the second and third part? Is it because you'd be lying if you said they didn't tittilate you?

10:36 PM  
Anonymous Snazzlepuff said...

Btw, the above post is mine.

10:36 PM  
Anonymous Led-head said...

Gregory, I don't believe for onw minute that Jesus was a pedophile. There have been many accounts that he had a very healthy desire for Mary Magdalene, which he may or may not have consummated. However, I do believe that numerous "men of the cloth," have been guilty of the above, however.

10:45 PM  
Blogger Nathaniel said...

snazzlepuff -- i put the pictures up because a)the site needs pictures (the first 15 or so posts went up pictureless and i thought it looked boring) and b) the pictures, for the most part, give emphasis to what i am trying to say. and no, the pictures don't tittilate me. how old are you, btw? tittilate? i think you must be pretty young, because obviously you think you're being funny using the word tittilate.

10:29 AM  
Blogger Nathaniel said...

led-head -- you've been reading the Da Vinci Code, haven't you? given your obsession with led zeppelin, i'm thinking it's the rock music that has given you the stupid courage to speak such blasphemy.

10:31 AM  
Anonymous Led Head said...

Nope, haven't read the Da Vinci code yet, but it's on my list of "must reads."

I owe quite a bit to Led Zeppelin, actually, as they are the ones who set my mind free from the likes of you!

4:35 PM  
Anonymous Snazzlepuff said...

And why would I find it amusing to use the word tittilate?

4:37 PM  
Blogger Nathaniel said...

led-head -- and that's exactly why rock music is evil.

4:37 PM  
Anonymous Led-Head said...

Why?

I think I know the answer to that. Because I now have the power to think for myself, you and your ilk cannot control me.

And if teenagers are spending their money on CDs and IPODS, they don't have any to put in the collection plate on Sunday.

Too bad,
How sad!

And incidently, if you're going to be in Heaven, I'll gladly go in the opposite direction!

4:50 PM  
Anonymous Snazzlepuff the Mischevilous said...

Oh, I get it now *smacks head.*

You think I find it amusing to say tittilate because it sounds like the word "tits."

Well, I hate to disappoint you, but that thought never occured to me.

Which only goes to show that your mind is further down the gutter than mine at the moment, and that's bad!

As for my age, I'm probably older than you are!

4:53 PM  
Blogger Nathaniel said...

led-head -- no, that's not the answer. it's because God can't control you, but the Devil can. in any event, it's always disheartening to hear that someone won't believe something i do simply because it's what i believe. i compare it to someone who needs a new heart. they need this organ to live, but if you give them somone else's their body rejects it. this appears to be what is happening with you. you are rejecting your moral transplant. the only anti-rejection medicine strong enough for you though is the Bible. read it twice a day and call me in the morning.

5:08 PM  
Blogger Nathaniel said...

mischevilous -- my mind is not in the gutter. i am just very familiar with how the youth of today think. and i highly doubt you are as old as i.

5:11 PM  
Anonymous Snazzlepuff the Mischevilous said...

Really? How old are you? And how old do you think I am?

5:19 PM  
Anonymous Led-Head said...

No, I'm rejecting stupidity. Besides, I thought you were opposed to things like heart transplants.

Did you know that Led Zeppelin actually did a religious song? It's called, "In My Time of Dying," and it's on the Physical Graffiti CD. In fact, if you play it backwards, you'll hear the words, "Jesus Loves You." And frontwards, it says, "Meet me Jesus, meet me. Meet me in the middle of the air. If my wings should fail me, Lord, please meet me with another pair."

You would probably be surprised to learn that I am a very moral person. I don't mess around on my spouse, I don't steal or kill, I don't go out of my way to lie except when the truth might hurt someone's feelings (and, well okay, occasionally when I don't want to go to work). I haven't had an abortion, I don't do dope, and I don't drink to excess. So I hardly think I'm in need of a "moral transplant."

6:22 PM  
Anonymous Led Head said...

Oh, and believe it or not, I also believe in God. I even believe in Jesus' teachings--they're awe inspiring. But I don't feel the circumstances behind his conception is any of my business, and I'm not going to sit up on some invisible throne and tell people they're going to go to hell just because they don't buy into a lot of religious dogma. That's exactly the type of thing Jesus was opposed to; in fact, I believe it was he who said, "Judge not, lest ye be judged."

4:36 PM  
Blogger Nathaniel said...

led-head -- you are definitely in need of a moral transplant, there is no doubt about that. you love rock music, which as sure a sign of the Devil if there ever was one. by embracing Jesus, you would not be capable of worshiping the sounds of Satan the way you do.

Jesus also said, "let he without sin cast the first stone," but it is a common misconception of people who are addicted to sinful life styles that this is a doctrine of moral relativism. all that it means is that God will make the final judgement on the sinfulness of a persons character; if he meant it as a philosophy of letting people do whatever they want, then we wouldn't have any need for courts or police. people do wrong and they do right, they do evil and good. it is the duty of every good Christian to take action when somebody does something evil. admitedly, sometimes I get so angry at the filth and sin around me, that i can be too judgmental. for it is true that everyone is capable of both good and evil, which is why it is so important that we all embrace Jesus as our Lord and Savior. I shouldn't call people evil when they are still capable of good, and i will pray for forgiveness and undergo the lash a few times as punishment. but it is still my right and duty to fight against the evil actions that people commit, like listening to rock music.

5:03 PM  
Anonymous Led Head said...

"led-head -- you are definitely in need of a moral transplant, there is no doubt about that. you love rock music, which as sure a sign of the Devil if there ever was one."

"i will pray for forgiveness and undergo the lash a few times as punishment. but it is still my right and duty to fight against the evil actions that people commit, like listening to rock music."

Wrong! Wrong! And wrong again!

I've listened to--and enjoyed--19th century hyms as well. And I've read the Bible. Does that in itself make me a Christian? No.

I don't consider any of the bands I listen to "satanic," but even if they were, would just listening to their music, seeing them in concert, and trying to meet the band members them make me evil? Again, the answer is no.

Also, if you truly were rich and powerful, I think I would have heard of you before now. I certainly don't see you rubbing shoulders with the likes of George Bush or Bill Gates.

There isn't any need to undergo the lash, since, according to the way you believe, Christ died for your sins. But I don't think you need to be worrying about the mote in my eye when you can't see because of the beam in your own.

Matthew is very right; fear *is* the lowest form of respect. If the only way you can get people to respect God is to make them fear him, then I don't think you're doing your job very well.

10:37 PM  
Anonymous Led-Head said...

*buzz*

It's been almost two weeks since he's answered this post, so clearly I'm the winner! I won! I won!

3:04 AM  

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