Shepherds! Wake Up!
By Rita Broden
The Church of today is in trouble!
The shepherds, it seems, fell asleep
So in crept the wolves with their sheep’s clothes
(Mind you, my friend, they did creep).
Their movements were slow, not earth shaking
So slow, in fact, most couldn’t see
Bit by bit, week by week, changes took place
Some of it with much esprit.
Comics appeared in the pulpits
False teachers rose up like a storm
Bullies rose too, and with their loud voices,
One could feel lost if one didn’t conform.
Their teachings today quite astound me!
They’re more centered on man than of God
The psychology dung they deliver
Isn’t narrow or straight – it is broad.
When we look at mankind from a spiritual view
Mankind’s problem is no more than SIN!
The only answer to sin, friend, is JESUS!
In Jesus ONLY can new life begin!
Sin isn’t spoken of this day and age
This subject’s not popular now
Of course, it wasn’t popular in Christ’s day and age
But He delivered the message anyhow.
The psychology of mankind’s not working
His philosophies quite miss the mark
While his listeners may feel better about ‘SELF’
Their souls are still left in the dark.
When we attempt to correct these false teachings;
To instruct them in Jesus’ way
They loudly accuse us of judging them
And then turn and, from us, walk away.
Shepherds! Wake up! The sheep need you!
They need to hear TRUTH from God’s Word!
God’s written Word is a sharp edged sword
And will cut through the false teachings they’ve heard.
So what! that it isn’t quite popular
So what! that it isn’t “the thing”
By depriving the sheep of God’s written Word
They’re deprived of the faith it will bring.