Don’t Pick and Choose

Judy4Jesus

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Don’t Pick and Choose

By: Maxine M.

Thomas Jefferson wrote for himself a version of God’s word, as he would believe
But he left out the virgin birth, Jesus’ miracles, the Resurrection he couldn’t perceive
He chose to ignore the fact that ALL of the Bible is TRUE, every word we need to receive

We think, ‘oh how stupid’, but look around at what we see today
Don’t we also “pick and choose” the parts we like, but disregard what other parts say?
We choose the parts that bring hope & comfort and overlook what we don’t want to obey

The word clearly describes how GOD ALMIGHTY spoke and the heavens & earth came to be
All the species of plants, animals, fish & birds, then man…the perfect human specimen to every degree
So HOW can you, as a Christian, believe in evolution…a total opposite decree?

God said that man needed a “helpmate”, so woman was created & children would come along
A man and a woman was and is STILL God’s plan; plainly, saying His word says anything else is wrong
The Creator didn’t make anyone with a “different” desire, His directive was UNMISTAKABLY strong

He also said a man and a woman were to marry, make a full commitment, not set that part aside
Thus the marriage union wasn’t to be entered into lightly, but take time to decide
For it is to be a lifetime bond, but thankfully God’s Grace covers mistakes & forgiveness is applied

Do you cut out the part where tithes & offerings are talked about?
Since your ABILITY to get wealth comes from the Creator, giving back should make us joyfully shout
God even asked in Malachi 3:8 “Will you rob God?”, so we should WILLINGLY give Him a tenth of every amount

Do you pick out & discard “thou shall not steal” when taxes are due?
Consider a “white lie” isn’t breaking God’s word since right now it’s beneficial to you?
Being a “good neighbor” is for others to do, you tried once, but hurt feelings were construed

Those verses about forgiving, many choose to dismiss as impossible to fulfill
Believing that there’s no way, after what’s been done to them, that exoneration they can distill
So they ignore forgiving their enemies (those who hurt us) as being in God’s will

Life can bring the unexpected!! maybe a pregnancy…you hadn’t planned to open that door
Your friend said, “It’s just tissue. You have a choice that women didn’t have before”
But you KNOW God’s commandment, “thou shall not kill”; is that something you can ignore?

Do you have those “can’t live withouts”...a compulsion you persistently embrace?
An escape from stress, pain, trouble, sorrow & grief, things you don’t want to face?
Thus you pick and choose not to comprehend that, in EVERYTHING, God is to be in 1st place!

You’re a kind, generous, helpful person, so you think SURELY on a Heavenly path you’ll be
Since so many in the world believe there are many ways to the Creator, ignoring Jesus’ profound plea
“Come to Me!! I am THE WAY, the TRUTH and the LIFE. NO one comes to the Father but by ME”

Would you leave out: judge not, don’t spread rumors, treat others with respect?
Seek peace, turn the other cheek, do good to those who hate you, control your tongue, good words select?
Entertain strangers, visit those in prison, pray for the sick, a vain and proud spirit reject?

So in your version of the bible, how would YOU pick & choose? Which verses would you eliminate?
The fact that Judgement is inevitable?...because a Holy God must condemn sin, sets your eternal fate
Or would you try to cut out what happens when you reject Christ; in salvation plan refuse to participate?

All talk of eternal “lake of fire” wouldn’t be included…too scary to think about or understand?
Can ignorance really be bliss? Just because HIS WAY would interfere with the life you have planned
Whereas accepting Jesus as Savior can ASSURE a future that’s Glorious & grand

Since the length of our earthly life is uncertain, death often lurks, even the young haven’t a guarantee
Tomorrow may bring a situation, circumstance or plight you couldn’t foresee
So isn’t it risky not to take ALL God says literally, don’t you agree?

God is ALL KNOWING, you can rely on ALL His word…fully believe it as TRUE
Trust it ALL or not at all; don’t pick & choose thinking it’s outdated, that we need something new
Instead, be prepared!! Accept Him as the only Lord & Savior for you
 

Andy C

Well-Known Member
Don’t Pick and Choose

By: Maxine M.

Thomas Jefferson wrote for himself a version of God’s word, as he would believe
But he left out the virgin birth, Jesus’ miracles, the Resurrection he couldn’t perceive
He chose to ignore the fact that ALL of the Bible is TRUE, every word we need to receive

We think, ‘oh how stupid’, but look around at what we see today
Don’t we also “pick and choose” the parts we like, but disregard what other parts say?
We choose the parts that bring hope & comfort and overlook what we don’t want to obey

The word clearly describes how GOD ALMIGHTY spoke and the heavens & earth came to be
All the species of plants, animals, fish & birds, then man…the perfect human specimen to every degree
So HOW can you, as a Christian, believe in evolution…a total opposite decree?

God said that man needed a “helpmate”, so woman was created & children would come along
A man and a woman was and is STILL God’s plan; plainly, saying His word says anything else is wrong
The Creator didn’t make anyone with a “different” desire, His directive was UNMISTAKABLY strong

He also said a man and a woman were to marry, make a full commitment, not set that part aside
Thus the marriage union wasn’t to be entered into lightly, but take time to decide
For it is to be a lifetime bond, but thankfully God’s Grace covers mistakes & forgiveness is applied

Do you cut out the part where tithes & offerings are talked about?
Since your ABILITY to get wealth comes from the Creator, giving back should make us joyfully shout
God even asked in Malachi 3:8 “Will you rob God?”, so we should WILLINGLY give Him a tenth of every amount

Do you pick out & discard “thou shall not steal” when taxes are due?
Consider a “white lie” isn’t breaking God’s word since right now it’s beneficial to you?
Being a “good neighbor” is for others to do, you tried once, but hurt feelings were construed

Those verses about forgiving, many choose to dismiss as impossible to fulfill
Believing that there’s no way, after what’s been done to them, that exoneration they can distill
So they ignore forgiving their enemies (those who hurt us) as being in God’s will

Life can bring the unexpected!! maybe a pregnancy…you hadn’t planned to open that door
Your friend said, “It’s just tissue. You have a choice that women didn’t have before”
But you KNOW God’s commandment, “thou shall not kill”; is that something you can ignore?

Do you have those “can’t live withouts”...a compulsion you persistently embrace?
An escape from stress, pain, trouble, sorrow & grief, things you don’t want to face?
Thus you pick and choose not to comprehend that, in EVERYTHING, God is to be in 1st place!

You’re a kind, generous, helpful person, so you think SURELY on a Heavenly path you’ll be
Since so many in the world believe there are many ways to the Creator, ignoring Jesus’ profound plea
“Come to Me!! I am THE WAY, the TRUTH and the LIFE. NO one comes to the Father but by ME”

Would you leave out: judge not, don’t spread rumors, treat others with respect?
Seek peace, turn the other cheek, do good to those who hate you, control your tongue, good words select?
Entertain strangers, visit those in prison, pray for the sick, a vain and proud spirit reject?

So in your version of the bible, how would YOU pick & choose? Which verses would you eliminate?
The fact that Judgement is inevitable?...because a Holy God must condemn sin, sets your eternal fate
Or would you try to cut out what happens when you reject Christ; in salvation plan refuse to participate?

All talk of eternal “lake of fire” wouldn’t be included…too scary to think about or understand?
Can ignorance really be bliss? Just because HIS WAY would interfere with the life you have planned
Whereas accepting Jesus as Savior can ASSURE a future that’s Glorious & grand

Since the length of our earthly life is uncertain, death often lurks, even the young haven’t a guarantee
Tomorrow may bring a situation, circumstance or plight you couldn’t foresee
So isn’t it risky not to take ALL God says literally, don’t you agree?

God is ALL KNOWING, you can rely on ALL His word…fully believe it as TRUE
Trust it ALL or not at all; don’t pick & choose thinking it’s outdated, that we need something new
Instead, be prepared!! Accept Him as the only Lord & Savior for you
Good post, but few will see this under the forum section of “word games, polls, and music”. This should be posted under “Christian Chat”.
 
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