Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Jesus takes a back seat

By John Merilatt

Why is it in Mormonism Jesus takes a back seat,
To priesthoods, temples, and milk with no meat.

You pray for truth and hope for good feelings,
And go through rituals for baptisms and sealing.

You place all your faith in a "living prophet".
With no zeal for God and no concern of it.

To remove the cross for the Garden of Gethsemane.
Only to demean the cross and its Grace o'plenty.

You claim that you need to prove you are worthy,
And miss the verses that say your works are filthy.

You claim that you, Jesus, and Satan are brothers,
And say Hitler is saved like all the others.

Why is it in Mormonism Jesus takes a back seat,
To white shirts, nice ties, and hair cuts so neat.

You stand up in meetings and say what you "Know",
Without any understanding and nothing to show.

You claim that Joseph was a prophet, seer, and revelator,
Yet with your Grace he keeps you forever the debtor.

Forgiveness is conditional on your doing "all you can do".
Yet you miss the verses where Christ makes things new.

You pay your tithe, avoid coffee and tea.
Yet only with Jesus is there comfort and glee.

Why is it in Mormonism Jesus takes a back seat.
He isn't even good enough to wash your own feet.

We only want you to realize that with Jesus there's more,
And that when it was finished the veil he did tore.

May God bless you and keep you safe.

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