“Moment of Truth”

2/27/17
Written by: Victor P.

“Moment of Truth”

This is the moment of truth
Where resolve is put to the test,
Where the truth is placed against the lies,
This is the sifting time of the true and false.

This is where fear faces death,
Where doubt faces a hard decision;
In the face of death the truth is revealed
Whether the faith is real or not.

Just because you’re afraid you won’t defend the truth?
Compromise and pretense are cowardice,
Pretended acceptance of false beliefs
For the sake of being spared is cowardice.

It’s treason, really, to betray what you believe,
To pretend you didn’t really believe it
Because now you’re threatened with death
And you’d rather pretend than die for the truth.

When the blade is brought to your throat,
When the gun is put to your head,
That’s where the test of belief is most real,
When your only choices are to die or betray.

It seems harsh, it seems it can’t be that narrow,
But it is and you must realize the cost is great,
Sometimes it may require your life to stand
For the sake of Christ and His Gospel.

What’s the choice you’d make then
If it wasn’t just a possible event but reality?
When you’re threatened with death
Would you stand or fall with those who fell before?

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“On Foundations of Sand”

9/17/17
Written by: Victor P.

“On Foundations of Sand”

Fallen men are always building
On foundations of sand,
They keep hoping they could be
An exception to the rule of reality.

The best of plans and intentions,
All for nothing in the end,
Exercises in futility, sad to see,
An example in action of insanity.

Building on the sand, temporal, unstable,
Leaving Christ out of it all,
World’s wisdom for the willing,
Invest in a guaranteed failure.

A bleaker future can’t be imagined,
Songs of the world lull them to sleep,
All for the body, nothing for the spirit,
Once born, dead inside, hopeless by choice.

So it’s coming down to this point in time,
Everything’s coming to some end,
It’s all coming down on their heads,
They can’t shift the blame, it’s their fault.

If you reject Christ as your life’s foundation
Then blame yourself in the end, just be honest;
It’s nobody’s fault you chose this way,
You’re just getting what you want.

Live with your choices and reap what you’ve sown,
You don’t care for God, you live like He doesn’t exist,
You’re living in your own little world
But it’s going to fall apart and burn to nothing.
…….
Glory to God Alone

‘Moment of Truth 1’ by Battle, Adventure, Beauty (LMMS instrumental track)

‘Moment of Truth 1’ by Battle, Adventure, Beauty (LMMS instrumental track)
Simple short instrumental LMMS track.

“Servant of Christ, Hear My Advice” (satire, by me)

“Servant of Christ, Hear My Advice” (satire, by me)

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“Fame’s a Pedestal of Expectations” Note by me.

“Fame’s a Pedestal of Expectations” Note by me.

–Originally just a comment; shared here as a note–

Fame’s a pedestal of expectations that can’t be met by the famous for they are but our fellow sinners, flawed, imperfect, broken, and sadly too many of the famous live in denial of this and let fame get to their head, clouding their judgment, leading them down darker and darker roads in life.

If they can’t admit they’re sinful, flawed, imperfect, broken, then their life (or existence) is based on denial of a very important truth that can pave the way to right road, to look beyond imperfect self to something beyond self, to get a glimpse of that transcendental reality that is God.

God is that too-often ignored Creator of all things who made every individual, calls each to embrace Him and have eyes opened to a reality that they’ve been blind to; to answer a call the world can never give; to love without pretending; to be set free from the easily-besetting sin; to be put on a road that has to do with the eternal instead of temporal; to truly live and be all they can be in the grace and strength of the God who created them.

“Of Fear and Courage” by me.

“Of Fear and Courage” by me.

–Note: this was orginally just a comment I made on a post by someone talking about the present-day lack of courage displayed by people, and I thought to share it here, too.–

Part of the reason could be a lack of role models, models of courage, examples worth following, people who live what they preach or believe, people who know
what real courage and how to exhibit it.
Another reason is that it just seems to cost too much to be courageous, too much at stake, too much to lose; easier to keep mouth shut and feet planted than to risk
what you own. Fear of loss of material possessions, job, house, status, and the like, keeps many people from showing courage at a time when it should be shown.
It’s much easier to sit down than stand up; much easier to remain idle than active.
It’s much easier to keep quiet and not be criticized or punished for speaking out or against something than to speak up against what’s wrong or foolish.
I haven’t lived that long but I’ve seen what fear can do in a life, my own included, and in the lives of those who should’ve shown examples of courage but didn’t.
Disappointment with self and others is pretty much guaranteed part of life since we’re all imperfect (yet that shouldn’t be used as an excuse) but it’s not something
that need be a frequent as it is.
If we are struggling to find any obvious examples of courage in the present, then looking to the past for shining examples of courage is a reasonable course of action and will avail us, I am sure, for the past is full of more than the present and stark examples of courage may be found, read about, without much difficulty. If we seek, we shall find. If we look at the examples of courage from the past, it will encourage us and give us help and insight into to matter of courage applied in our own life.
Just my thoughts on the matter.