March 20, 2014 - August 2, 2018


Holiness Corrupted


you try to wrap it up in fine sounding words

generously building your bridges to inclusivity

for those who’d rather we change than them

but at its heart you’ve capitulated to corruption

you are traitor, giving sanctuary to the enemy

your master owns the mortgage to your soul

has discarded the treasure you don’t even miss

you can no more offer life than a graveyard

your words are more wishful than worthy

and yet you smile and promise a salvation

which, by denying the blood that bought it,

is no longer yours to supply


you put up barriers against the un-enlightened

grandiose walls redefining lies as truth

and laugh them to scorn who truly reborn

disdain your work as of value less than dust

who cling the Word calling them to life


when the final storms begin to break

they will stand on the truth you deny

and live where you thought love did not


Holiness Corrupted
A poem by Peter Rhebergen

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