Skip to comments.A Poet from Legacy Conference on the deception of "Plagiarized Spirituality"
Posted on 11/09/2009 9:52:37 AM PST by CondoleezzaProtege
"EMPTY REPETITION. You see, I majored in religion. Had eyes, but no vision. And men? Men let me graduate. And I listened to you, as if you held the key to my fate. I listened to you as if you died on the cross for me. And I listened to you as if you truly care, where I spend eternity."
"PLAGIARIZED SPIRITUALITY. A mask of glitter. Holding scriptures and plaster. You see, it was men I had my faith in. I was deceived by the thief near the Tree of Education. Flattery trapped me, rocked me to sleep. And I could not see, because the enemy's roots ran so deep."
One of the most powerful testimonies and poems a follower of Christ has ever produced. I encourage everyone to click the link and watch the view of her reciting it live! The poet performed it at the 2009 Legacy Conference in Chicago.
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Hope it convicts you and encourages you all in your walks with Christ as much as it did for me!
One more thing, I was especially moved when she challenges us with the question “WHat if it was all stripped away?”
What if this WERE our last day, will some of things debated on this forum really matter? Whether non-celibate priests were accepted by the pope or not? Whether Barack Obama votes for or against a healthcare bill?
When WE DIE, we will be facing the judgment seat of Christ ALONE: no priest, no confessional. All the things we ever put our trust or hope in in this life: the churches we attend,the prayers we’ve rehearsed and repeated over and over again, rituals we took part in in, what we ate, the politicians we vote for...all that will be past, all that will be gone. We still be standing alone before GOD.
On our last day on Earth, the only thing that matters is whether WE truly KNEW HIM. Most importantly, whether CHRIST truly knew us. And I just pray that we all (me included) really have the underpinning of our “religion” be that question: am I coming to true knowledge of and love for Jesus Christ? True understanding of what he accomplished for me on that cross? OR am I just following a religious cycle, satisfied with being a mere robotic drone conforming to a group? Finding my comfort security in being a member of a group, rather than in Christ ALONE?