Not In His Name

Not In His Name

A Poem by Moomin
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When God said "You must not murder" - He meant it!

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On the streets of the infidels, where the churches toll unholy bells, he pauses to survey the ungodly mire

His breath comes fast and short, as he grips the pull cord taught, to visit upon them god's own holy fire

And mothers smile, and children play, unaware on this deadly day, that this man is buying Heaven with their lives

So he stares into their eyes, with a hatred born of fire, and unleashes hell in exchange for virgins and paradise


But our Father who's in Heaven didn't ask that

For the Psalms, the Prophets and the Gospels, they all say the same

That we should love our neighbour and forgive our enemies

So, justify it any way you like, just don't do it in God's name


Now there's a mighty Superchurch down in Alabama, and the pastor there he'll cleanse you from your sin

He'll cure your cancer and make you well, grant you success, save you from Hell, if you drop your divine dollars in the tin

But if you ain't playin ball with Mr Holy, and his fiery sermon fails to make you well

Then instead of blessed health and wealthy endeavours, he'll leave you to barbecue in good old hell


But our Father who's in Heaven didn't ask that

For the Psalms, the Prophets and the Gospels, they all say the same

That what we received so freely, we should share without a profit

So, justify it any way you like, just don't do it in God's name


There are men who thinks it's divine to violate children, and to use the western “w****s” for their own desires

And they claim that they're the instrument of Heaven, and that sex can be used to cleanse, just like fire

Yet the very books they use for validation, speak of kindness, love and God's own mercy mild

And they denounce the hypocrites who cry “defilement”, when they themselves, when abusing are so defiled


But our Father who's in Heaven didn't ask that

For the Psalms, the Prophets and the Gospels, they all say the same

That there is not a man among us fit to pass a judgement

So, justify it any way you like, just don't do it in God's name


As the flags of nations unfurl for the warzone, and the cries of freedom echo through the spree

Both combatants boast of weapons of hell's fury, that will burn a city from all memory

And both sides will claim the right, that they are the just ones in this fight

While the children trust in them to set them free


But our Father who's in Heaven didn't ask that

For the Psalms, the Prophets and the Gospels all say the same

That if we take a life then God himself will cut us down

So, justify it any way you like, just don't do it in God's name


So don't you soak His name in blood, and don't you sell Him to the poor

Stop your wars and your vendettas, cause He's not with you any more

And He don't recognize your flags, cause they divide His unity

He uses persuasion, not invasion, and He gives his love for free


Yes the Psalms, the Prophets and the Gospels all say the same

They clearly cry the same

Justify it any way you like

Call it anything you like


But don't do it in God's name!


"The hour is coming when everyone who kills you will think he has offered a sacred service to God. But they will do these things because they have not come to know either the Father or me"


Jesus Christ


© 2018 Moomin



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This got my emotions rolling, so I can only imagine how much emotion you put into writing it.
You didn’t hold back, you went straight into some of the horrors many try to justify with Gods name.

I like your repetition of “for the Psalms, the prophets, and the gospels, they all say the same”. I thought it was placed well throughout the poem.

You asks a very daunting question. Is evil ever justified? And you state your position very strongly, that God’s name never justifies evil for any reason.
This question is always a touchy one to me, because wording the answer is so difficult when considering the fact of Gods sovereignty.

I enjoyed reading this poem!

Posted 9 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Moomin

9 Months Ago

Thanks for your positive feedback. I'm glad you enjoyed it. And, yes, oh boy do I feel strongly abou.. read more
H L Rose

9 Months Ago

Of course! I liked reading it!

I think God destroying things is along the same path .. read more
Moomin

9 Months Ago

I totally understand where you are coming from on this issue. I can't pretend to understand everythi.. read more



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Wowie so trueee this needs to be sent to the world

Posted 9 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Moomin

9 Months Ago

Thank you, I'm glad you feel as strongly as I do about these things.

I wish you peace.. read more
This got my emotions rolling, so I can only imagine how much emotion you put into writing it.
You didn’t hold back, you went straight into some of the horrors many try to justify with Gods name.

I like your repetition of “for the Psalms, the prophets, and the gospels, they all say the same”. I thought it was placed well throughout the poem.

You asks a very daunting question. Is evil ever justified? And you state your position very strongly, that God’s name never justifies evil for any reason.
This question is always a touchy one to me, because wording the answer is so difficult when considering the fact of Gods sovereignty.

I enjoyed reading this poem!

Posted 9 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Moomin

9 Months Ago

Thanks for your positive feedback. I'm glad you enjoyed it. And, yes, oh boy do I feel strongly abou.. read more
H L Rose

9 Months Ago

Of course! I liked reading it!

I think God destroying things is along the same path .. read more
Moomin

9 Months Ago

I totally understand where you are coming from on this issue. I can't pretend to understand everythi.. read more
Wow! I've just joined up o this site today and absolutely 'love' this. A fiery delivery! I can see this piece of writing being put to music. Well done!

Posted 10 Months Ago


2 of 2 people found this review constructive.

Moomin

9 Months Ago

Thank you so much.

As you can probably tell, it is a subject I feel very strongly ab.. read more
Bellita

9 Months Ago

Hi Moomin,

I sincerely look forward to hearing this piece in song form. It will be '.. read more

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