“More Than This”

4/12/18. 4/25/18.
Written by: Victor P.

“More Than This”

Is this what it all amounts to –
Another day much like the last?
Nothing seems to be changing.
This isn’t what I want or need.

If this is a preview of the afterlife
Then I’m not in a hurry to die.
Confused in the moment
But I just want to own it.

God, I want more than to just feel alive
Once in a while for a moment in time.
I wasn’t put here just to live and die, was I?
If this is all there is, then it’s not much at all.

There’s gotta more to this life
Than feeling lost and empty inside
When you have nowhere to go
And no one has the time for you.

I don’t wanna feel numb again,
Don’t wanna go back to the past
And relive the memories I’d rather forget.
God, let me see what You want me to see.

Remind me I’m alive in Christ,
Restore the joy of Your salvation,
Renew my soul, You make me whole,
Nothing will separate me from Your love.

I know You’ve given me all I have
And sometimes I take it for granted.
Remind me of all Your blessings
And help me to count them all.

All of these clouds around me
Are floating away, You move them,
You’re showing me You’re all I need,
You’re my all in all, my everything!

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“If This Is All There Is”

3/26/17
Written by: Victor P.

“If This Is All There Is”

If this is all there is,
The here and the now
And nothing after
When we let out our last breath
Then we’re all wasting our time
So let’s waste it as we see fit,
Feed on lust, lies, sins, all of it.
What does it matter?
It doesn’t matter,
It never mattered.

If all we are is dust
And there is only matter
Then what’s the point of this
Period of time we call life?

If we all exist for a little time
And then disappear into nothing
Then do any of us really live
And if so, what’s the point of it?

Who has the answers to these questions?
Only a true fool would say
These questions don’t matter.

I’d like an answer that satisfies
My heart and my mind,
I don’t want excuses,
I want to hear the best answers
The so-called smartest and wisest can offer.

I don’t want theories that hold no weight,
I don’t want subjective nothingness,
I don’t want answers to hypothetical existence,
I want the real thing, it has to be something of substance,
I don’t want the superficial and hollow,
I want something true and something sure.

The world’s wisdom can’t answer these questions.
The worldings fail to give the answers,
All that the worldlings give amounts to
Hollow, shallow, superficial, insufficient,
Sad attempts by usaved souls to give
What they cannot because they reject
The Way and the Truth and Life,
So all they know is confusion, falsehood, and death.

“Mad World Note”

3/7/16
Written by: Victor P.

“Mad World Note”

It’s a mad, mad world out there, boy,
So many want nothing more than everything
That the world can give and they can take;
Always running, always chasing something.

You’ll reach out your hand to help them
And they’ll stab you in the back for it;
The helping hands of sinner-saints
Seem to mock hellbound sinners.

Every intention is interpreted,
Or rather misinterpreted, by so many;
All that’s considered altruism is a lie in the eyes of the blind
Who have never cared to care for anyone but themselves.

It seems a pessimistic conception of the world
And it’s sad to say it’s true, my boy, it’s true.
Who can make sense of a world so confusing,
Confusing itself and confusing its inhabitants?

Chase what you will,
Try to get your fill
But it just might kill,
No good will fulfill.

The sirens’ songs replay their old damning tune
And the fools’ feet draw them to their own doom.
The world’s a crazy place made worse by madmen;
We contribute to the problem by listening to them.

“God’s Truth Against Human Foolishness” Note by me.

Since it’s April Fools’ Day.

“God’s Truth Against Human Foolishness” Note by me.

It is the height of foolishness to reject God, to reject His call to repentance, to reject His way of salvation by His grace through faith in Christ.
Those who live like God’s dead are the ones blind to a fact undeniable and quite consequential, affecting their eternal destiny.
Those who pretend God doesn’t even exist are in for a real shock when they die, they’ll be judged by the God they didn’t want to believe in, the perfect and holy living and true God.
It’ll be too late to repent on judgment day: they had a whole life to believe and come to repentance and surrender to God against whom all sin and rebel from their first days.
A fool scoffs at God’s truth now but will regret it later. The rebellious fools fight against God hoping to maintain autonomy, as if the mortal can prevail against the immortal, as if the creature can overcome the Creator.
God calls all to repentance, to true life, to love and obey Him, to live as He intended us to live, to come to salvation through Christ.
It’s a terrible waste of a life to live without God, to pretend He’s dead, to mock all that has to do with God, to persist in sinful rebellion against the living and true God. The only end of such a foolish life is to be judged by a holy God and be condemned justly to Hell for eternity.
People can only go to Heaven or Hell when they die: there’s no nirvana, there’s no purgatory, there’s no void, there’s no annihilation, no other places or states of being.
God has told us the truth and if we don’t obey it and believe it, we only fool ourselves and gain nothing.
God wants what’s best for us, for our souls, and He has already done and provided everything we need to believe and be saved, to know and love Him.
If we reject all God has said and done and keep living like we can save ourselves, then we’re condemning ourselves because we’re not trusting in Christ’s death to be enough to save us or reconcile us to God whose enemy we’ve been since we were born. Thus, we’d refuse eternal life with God and accept an eternal existence in Hell.
Such foolishness doesn’t have to be our course, our end, our destiny. God offers us His way, His love and salvation, eternal life, Himself, if we will trust and obey, take Him at His word, believe on and in Christ as Lord and Savior, as the Lamb if God who takes away sins, as the Way and the Truth and the Life, the only way to God, the only way we can be saved.
So then, we can trust in the Lord and believe in His Word, believe and accept His Gospel as truth and come to Christ to be washed clean by His Blood, forgiven, saved, made new, receive eternal life; or continue living like God’s dead or irrelevant or doesn’t exist, or some other lie Satan has told people over the many years.
We’re all accountable to God now for how we live and think and act and love; there’s no one who’s excused from this duty, this responsibility. Pretending God doesn’t exist doesn’t change at all the reality that He does exist and He will judge all as He said He will. One life to live here is too short to waste believing the lie that there’s no God.
Don’t waste it all on a fool’s hope of nothing after death because God said only Heaven or Hell await us when we die. It’s terribly foolish to choose to be wrong for eternity, to choose to believe a lie when the truth was spoken to you often enough.
You’ll have only yourself to blame if you die today and be sent to Hell.
If you reject God’s Gospel now, you’ve chosen eternal Hell, you’ve chosen the losing side, you’ve chosen the fool’s side. When you die, you can’t say you weren’t told of the deserved horrors of Hell awaiting all the faithless, Godless, foolish, who reject God and His way and truth, you had a lifetime to read His Word, the Bible, and believe His truth.

Today, your eternal destiny can change for the best.
Today you can come to God through Christ the Savior, be saved, forgiven, redeemed, renewed, remade, given what you need most.
Today is the day of salvation; tomorrow you might die. Are you saved?
Today God calls you to repentance, to surrender, to new life in Christ; tomorrow you may already be standing condemned at God’s throne if you’re not saved.
Today is what you’re given and tomorrow isn’t guaranteed so choose to believe or reject God, there’s no neutral position, no third option.
Christ can save you now, believe it, come and take God at His word; don’t throw away everything for lies and hopeless world’s offers. Only Christ can save you, what are you waiting for? Come and believe, trust and obey, be forgiven, remade, made a child of God in Christ, be given eternal life. Come now, tomorrow you may already be dead; where do you want to be for eternity?
Count the cost of believing God’s Gospel, see that the eternal gain is ever greater than any earthly loss or pain. To gain Christ is the greatest gain of all.
This isn’t fiction, this isn’t nonsense, these are words of truth taken from God’s Word of life.
…….
Psalm 14:1b “… The fool has said in his heart, ‘There is no God.'”
Psalm 53:1 “The fool has said in his heart, ‘There is no God.'”

Romans 1:20-25
“20) For the invisible things of Him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:
21) Because that, when they knew God, they glorified Him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.
22)  Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,
23) And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things.
24) Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves:
25) Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.”

“Foolish Words and the Gospel Truth.” Note by me.

“Foolish Words and the Gospel Truth.” Note by me.

It’s truly one of the stupidest things atheists and whoever else says or thinks such things as shown in the pictures below of the sign and the shirt, can think or say.
No matter how sarcastic they’re being, no matter if they are just joking or really believe their own words, see it for what it is.

 


It really shows atheist (and others’) ignorance, their pride, their darkened understanding, their closed, small minds; it shows they hate God and Christ; it shows they foolishly think Christ is on their level (a mere mortal they can kill); it shows their rebellion against the Creator and displays their sinfulness and their desperate need for but denial of their need for Christ the Savior.
They need most Christ whom they foolishly think they could kill with their fragile mortal hands when He comes back.
They need the Gospel which they deny is true or necessary or that it’s even good news for any.
They need to surrender to the God they’ve denied even exists; they need the Truth that sets free indeed; they need the Lamb of God to take away their sins and forgive them, to reconcile them to God, to change them from condemned sinners into redeemed saints, to save their souls and make them into who God wants them to be.
They need to see God’s truth (His whole Word, the Bible), but not just see it or consider it, they need to embrace it and really believe it for it to have a real effect on their life and soul and destiny.

We could smirk when we see such stupid signs and shirts with such messages on them, or we could get angry at them and spout our worst criticisms at such people and words, or we could look at it and see it as it is beyond the surface: a desperate cry of now-condemned souls who in vain fight against God and Christ but are in need of His grace and forgiveness and salvation through Christ.
They’re people we can pity and forget about or we can pray specifically about these lost ones because they really do need the prayers, for them to come to repentance and understanding of God’s truth.
The current state of their souls is a miserable and an unenviable one. Jesus said such people are already condemned, they’re on their way to Hell, regardless of what they say or believe otherwise. If we don’t believe Christ’s own words on this matter, we should stop calling ourselves Christians. Jesus died for such atheist fools and blind agnostics, for idolaters and pagans, to set them free from their bondage to sin, from the chains of their condemnation.
Jesus died for the unworthy, the undeserving, and the whole human race falls into that category. See, it’s not about our worthiness, it’s about God’s love and why He saw it right to make a sure way for sinners to be saved, forgiven, justified, reconciled to their Creator and made His children in Christ.

So then, while we will still see many more of such stupid signs or words from atheists or pagans, let it not turn you into one who just ignores those lost sinners, use it as a way to start a talk with them and tell them God’s truth, give them God’s Gospel, show them the love of Christ that is in you through actions and not just words. It’s not your part to make them accept the truth and be saved, you’re not the Holy Spirit, your part is all that Christ said is your part in the matter, so don’t dilute the truth and don’t give them half the truth, give them the whole Gospel in love and the Holy Spirit will do all that you can’t in the person’s heart and mind.

“Christ Can Save You Now”

2/16/18
Written by: Victor P.

“Christ Can Save You Now”

No, all is not lost yet, weary sinner,
There is true salvation in the Savior,
There is yet hope, hear and listen,
To repent and believe now hasten.

Are you feeling lost within and without?
Empty inside with seemingly only doubt,
The dead ends and failures fill your past,
You try to hope this darkness won’t last.

Weighed down by guilt and shame,
Knowing you are the one to blame,
Come to the Lord and ask for forgiveness,
He’ll clothe you in Christ’s righteousness.

Seeing the world through materialist eyes
Has only led to emptinesss, defeat, hopelessness.
Naturalistic notions proved so hollow, shallow, superficial,
See now how unsatisfying atheism is for any soul!

How simple to believe in atheistic naturalism
But how useless it is for spirit, soul, heart, and mind.
There is a truth God has revealed to us
And He wants us all to accept it wholly!

This is the truth: Christ is the hope of every sinner now and always
See, everyone who doesn’t believe in Christ is already condemned
But faith and repentance can change where you’ll be for eternity,
By God’s grace through faith in Christ you can be saved now!

What keeps you from believing in and on Jesus Christ?
Don’t think you have any real reason not to believe,
Don’t listen anymore to the lies of all who are against Christ
Lay down your pride, surrender to Christ who is Lord and Savior.

Tomorrow isn’t guaranteed, don’t think you’ll live as long as you want,
Don’t waste every opportunity God gave and is giving you
To come to surrender to Christ and by Him be really saved,
Don’t ignore the call of God, come as you are, only Christ can save you!

Christ can save you, He can wash away all of your sins
By His precious Blood that was shed for you,
He can take away your guilt and shame and blame,
You’re not too sinful, filthy, guilty to be saved by Christ even now!

Trust in the truth of God’s words, no lies in them,
Take Him at His word, He never lied and never will,
God calls you now to repentance, to Christ, to salvation,
To new life, to spiritual life, to truly live as He created you to.

This is the truth God wants you to know and believe,
You’re not here to exist a few decades and then die,
God calls you to true life found only in Him,
He wants you to come and be saved through Christ.

If these words seem strange or silly to you right now, reader,
May God open your mind to see what you’ve missed or ignored before,
May He remove the veil from your eyes, the scales on them,
May you come to believe the truth much sooner than later!

If you still think it’s all just one belief no better or truer than another,
You simply don’t realize yet how important and real God’s truth is.
God help you understand what you’ve not understood for so long,
To come to the knowledge of the truth about Christ and salvation.

Hear, God’s calling you to come to repentance today,
To be forgiven and to be reconciled to Him through Christ,
Don’t reject salvation, oh, don’t reject Christ His Son,
You’ll die one day, don’t die an unbeliever, come to Christ now!

“Against Meaninglessness”

3/6/18
Written by: Victor P.

“Against Meaninglessness”

“This life is all you get,
There’s nothing after death.”
It’s a comforting delusion
For those with pitiful hopes.

All their words seem so empty,
They spread their hopelessness,
It all seems so meaningless in the end.
Do they believe it themselves?

Are we all just fooling ourselves?
Are we all just fooling one another?
If this is all as meaningless as they say
Then there’s nothing to keep despair away.

Can you show us something you love,
Watch it die and say it’s just life?
Can all the pain and all the tears
Mean nothing to you in the end?

Can’t live this way – exist and die,
“Nothing is eternal,” fools say,
Nihilism is despair, it’s useless,
Don’t believe those fools’ delusions.