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What’s all this, then? What’s this site doing here, anyway? Why did I make a whole new site/domain when I already have one?

Well, it’s simple, or at least it seemed simple to me when I got the idea to make another site, in addition to the one I already have and post in. The idea was to make a separate site where I basically post only what I wrote, that is, poems, prose, and things in other literary styles, as well as sharing here links to my LMMS tracks that I uploaded to my SoundCloud page, which is the same name as this site: Battle, Adventure, Beauty.

Also, I have come to think that perhaps my GloryToGodALoneVP site has become, shall I say, cluttered, and I think that it would become increasingly difficult for people to find just my poems/prose/writings and soundcloud links because of all the other things I post there which aren’t my own writings.

I want to make it much easier for people to find things I wrote and published/posted online, well, on my GloryToGodAloneVP site, and soundcloud, and though I did also post plenty on my facebook and twitter which I posted on GTGAVP, I don’t provide links to those social media pages here, I’d need a good reason and request to share links to those media sites.

So, then, in the coming weeks I will basically be adding/copying/transferring all the poems/prose from my GloryToGodAloneVP site to this one, one post at a time, and removing it from that site so that all posts which have to do with poems/prose/etc. that I shared/posted there will only be found on this site. This will make it easier for people to find all that and it will be more organized site here and less cluttered-looking site there.

The focus of both sites remains the same: doing all for the glory of God. Having separate sites will simply show the different parts of the primary focus and goal I have in mind.

This will not be a small task for me to undertake or finish but I believe it’s worth the time and effort to do this. I want both sites to have what I intend them to have and shine the specific light that each has for all readers to see.

May God be glorified by what I do now and always, and may my posts and work be for the good of people.

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“Creation Points to God” Note by me.

“Creation Points to God” Note by me.

–Note: Originally just a comment, shared here for anyone to read–

Creation isn’t to be idolized or worshiped but to serve as a pointer to the Creator, a reminder that all is made by God who is Maker, Architect, Sustainer, of all that was and is and will be, all made for His glory, all showing His creativity, majesty, expression of His attributes.
Design and complexity and variety and order, all evidence of God’s handiwork, and though but a good show of His infinite wisdom, yet is enough to give humans an idea of just what God has done, is still doing, and will do.
No one has a valid excuse for not believing in God, and excuses aren’t reasons anyway and so are void.

Turn your gaze to the bigger picture of reality and see that the natural order, all that is, is held together by the living God, the Creator and Sustainer of all things visible and invisible.
Until you’ve looked at that bigger picture, you’re just looking at a few pieces of the puzzle of reality, but you do have the other pieces available so it’s your responsibility to look at them, consider them, add them to the puzzle, and your mind will be wanting more pieces, more answers, and your heart will seek more of what it needs if your will is resolved to seek the truth wherever it leads.

The right place where it will lead you would be to the Cross of Christ, to a knowledge of God, there you’d have to accept the Maker’s conditions and life in Him.

Or you will turn away and reject what He has done for you and return to the darkness of your natural way of living in rejection of and rebellion against your Creator and Savior, which is the most foolish kind of rebellion, but need not be your end if you accept the truth before you die.

“About Jesus, Judging, Christians, Understanding” Note by me.

“About Jesus, Judging, Christians, Understanding” Note by me.

–Note: Originally just a long comment made by me somewhere, shared here hoping it will benefit those who read it–

You don’t even need to judge gays or people of other beliefs because God says they’re judged already, they’re guilty of sinning against Him and they must repent, they need God’s forgiveness and grace and mercy and to surrender their whole lives to God and stop living in rebellion against God, they need healing of their souls, to be given a new heart, a change of thinking and a change of lifestyle. That’s Christianity, that’s the truth gays and other sinners need, the Gospel of God, not interpretations by people who aren’t even Christians or by duped and immature Christians who don’t even read the Bible and just accept what other immature Christians tell them about gays and judging and beliefs and lifestyles.

Jesus didn’t say to never judge anyone for how they live or what they believe, He said don’t judge hypocritically, don’t go bashing others for their little sins when you’re doing worse sins, don’t pretend to be clean when you’re filthy, He said judge righteous judgment, don’t make conclusions about someone until you get the facts from them, the outward behavior shows what’s in the heart. To not say anything to someone who’s doing what God says not to, to not correct them when they’re terribly wrong, that’s not a service to anyone, that’s the opposite of Christianity, that indifference, that’s cowardice, that’s just watching as they get worse and worse and not really caring if they die in sins as long as you don’t offend them and don’t look like you’re judging them.
Satan’s totally ok with quiet, harmless, spineless Christians who won’t say anything to those who sin because they want to seem nice and inoffensive, they don’t want to ruffle feathers or rock the boat, who basically just stand by and watch sinners continue in their rebellion against God and sinning against people. They may believe that’s the Christian way but it’s the opposite of what God wants and calls Christians to do, and cowardly Christians should know better and pray for courage, have their minds renewed by the truth of God’s Word and live the way God wants them to and not how the world tells them to or how their feelings lead them to think and act and live.

Spinelessness, cowardice, compromise, indifference, conformity, apathy, people-pleasing, those aren’t virtues, those aren’t things Christians should be showing in their speech and actions and life. Those are things to repent of, things to change, things to get rid of; those are not good attributes or qualities or characteristics of Christians. They’re things that paralyze and poison and stunt Christian growth and choke our love and attacks our hope, it’s harfmul for us and affects others negatively when we interact and deal with people.

Only God knows everything about everyone and only God will judge finally all who sinned and rejected Him and His call to repentance and salvation through Christ. That should make sinners more afraid of God’s holiness and judgment than any judging that some person does of them. God hasn’t changed His mind about homosexuality, murder, rape, stealing, or other sins, so those who keep sinning are already condemned because they ignore God’s prohibitions and pretend He’s magically ok with things He once said were wrong and sinful and must be repented of. That’s twisting God’s own Word and making up a phony version of Christianity, that’s making God say the opposite of what He actually says, and that’s no small wrong.
People who pretend God’s ok with whatever beliefs and lifestyles they chose, are in for a terrible shock when they’ll find out how wrong they are, they made an idol and they served it, but it wasn’t the real God and they should’ve known better and repented of their idolatry and stopped following the world’s ideas about God which contradict what God says in the Bible.

You can disagree with everything I wrote but it’s your responsibility to know and accept the truth of what God says in His Word Himself and through Christ and through prophets and all the other people in the Bible God speaks the truth through. I’m noy interested in tickling or scratching itching ears or stroke egoes or give false hope to those who sin and say it’s ok. I’ll take God’s Word over sinners’ opinions any day. To do less than give people the truth about such things is to deprive them of what they need, it’s to refuse to do what God wants Christians to do for those who sin and aren’t saved.

“No Other Hope But Christ” Note by me.

“No Other Hope But Christ” Note by me.

Give up hope now that you’re good enough to go to Heaven because it’s a hope not based on the reality of what ‘qualifies’ one for entrance into God’s Heaven.
Your only hope can and should be Christ, He alone can save you and provide you escape from God’s righteous wrath that you deserve to have poured out upon you. Christ took on the Cross the punishment you deserve for your sinful, rebellious life of being an enemy of God.
If your hope of getting into Heaven is anything other than Christ then your hope is vain, empty, throw it away and replace it with the true hope, the blessed assurance that God gives His children in Christ.
Not being saved by God’s grace through faith in Christ means you’re going to Hell when you die.
You having no faith in Christ means no Heaven for you to hope for, much less expect.
Your so-called goodness is irrelevant when you look and finally see the truth of God’s Word.
This truth sets free instead of filling with hopelessness.
The truth God revealed to us in His Word is what we all need to consider, heed, embrace, and believe according to it, or we’re just willingly remaining in the darkness of error and falsehoods, counterfeit ways of getting to Heaven, false ways to salvation, false saviors, and whatever else is not according to God’s truth.

“Lest We Regret It Later”

4/11/18. 5/20/18.
Written by: Victor P.

“Lest We Regret It Later”

If it’s just for one night
Then I don’t want this.

Won’t throw away what I can’t get back,
It’s not worth the consequences.

‘Shows me it’s not worth the price we’d have to pay,
Show me there’s another, better way.’

Even if it’s what we want,
This just isn’t what need.

Innocence is too high a price
To pay for feeding infatuation.

Better to fight temptation now
Than to regret choices later.

It isn’t easy to resist such things
And without God it’s no use trying.

Against fools’ ways we must now stand,
Better to refuse sin, reject compromise.

‘What about these feelings growing strong?
Why not just seize this moment now?’

Lest we regret it later
We must do what’s right now.

Won’t throw caution to the wind,
Won’t be guilty of that common sin.

‘Isn’t the heart stronger than the brain?
Doesn’t the mind often get in the way of love?’

Put to the test with eyes fixed on Christ
Resist sin and temptation in this sick age.

Preventative measures taken now, count the cost,
To avoid future heartache, regret, and loss.

“Tell Me Something”

4/12/18.
Written by: Victor P.

“Tell Me Something”

Tell me what you know,
Tell me what you believe,
Tell me why it matters to you,
Tell me what it means.

Tell me what you’re thinking,
Tell me how you’re feeling,
And tell me, tell me of your hope
For today and every day after.

Is this all that we can have here?
Is this all that we’ll know here?
Is there nothing after everything here?
How can we know what we’ve never seen?

Tell me, why are you still hoping
To see better, brighter days ahead?
See it’s cloudy, confusion surrounds,
Can’t see the horizon ’cause of the dark.

Are these just trivial considerations?
Have we stopped living with absolutes?
Oh, if it’s all we have, then it’s not enough.
If it’s all we know, then we don’t know enough.

Can’t see the sun in the middle of night
But we still believe we’ll see it again.
Can’t hold on to what’s slipping through our fingers
But we still believe there’ll be more than all we’ve lost.

“The Man Without”

5/1,7/18.
Written by: Victor P.
Fiction.

“The Man Without”

This house is standing
But my home is gone.
Oh, my feet are warm
But the floors are cold.

I’m standing still here
But my heart is sinking,
This emptiness suffocates,
This loneliness consumes.

Is it your whispering I hear
Or just a memory of you
Replaying in my mind,
Playing tricks on me again?

How long have you been gone?
I’ve lost track of new days.
I’m withering without you here
By my side, in my arms, love.

The smiles have fled, I am spent
Waiting, worrying, praying, hoping.
My happiness now only in memory.
Are you too dear for me to bear losing?

Poets have written better lines,
Lovers have shed greater tears,
Singers have sung sweeter songs.
Can aught of mine compare to theirs?

To whom or to what did I lose you?
How did this all happen and come about?
Am I at a loss to remember
Or just very quick to forget?

Am I forsaken here without reason
Or rightly left, punished for my wrongs?
None of this makes sense to me.
Is this just bad luck or my destiny?

Every time I hear your voice
I look around but see nothing.
You haunt me; are you dead now?
Or is this all just in my head?

I sit alone now with the lights off
Where we used to sit together.
I sit in silence where we used to laugh,
I sleep alone where we used to sleep together.

I can’t live on memories,
I can’t feed on reveries,
And I can’t live in the past
Or go back even for a moment.

How can I soundly sleep?
You still haunt my dreams,
You still fill my thoughts.
Will this be too much for me?

God knows I’m withering
And this is all my misery.
I just want you here again,
I’m not used to being so alone.

“Against the Damned”

5/1/18.
Written by: Victor P.

“Against the Damned”

You wanted to have me whole,
You’ve failed in your quest.
You’ve wanted to destroy me
But I’m a child of God now.

All I can say to you now is:
God damn you,
I won’t be yours,
You’ve already lost the war.

God help me fight
Against you and your lies
Until the day I die,
You won’t ruin me.

You’ve tried so hard
To bring me down
But I am in Christ
His is the victory.

So go on and rage,
Curse and blaspheme,
Devil, you’re damned
Now and forevermore!

You hid your lies
In many half-truths,
You’ve twisted the words
And distorted the meaning.

I walked in such darkness
When I was in your kingdom
But now I walk in God’s light,
Now I hate you and your lies!

Vile fiend, you’ve ruined so many,
Twisted the truth to fit your ends,
So many blind and confused now
Are a testimony to your evil ways.

You have your minions here
Doing your damnable bidding;
It won’t go unopposed, fool,
We won’t tolerate your sick works.

You want to see the end of us all
But you know the saved are free
From your destructive lies and ends,
They’re out of your kingdom of darkness.