Faith Healer

When you need relief,
When you’re desperate for a cure—
You’ll believe the spokesman,
Who tells you: ‘Don’t give up on hope’;
For that’s the only message,
You really wanted to hear.

Because you desire a miracle,
And if not,
You’d have to settle,
For something or anything else,
That promises to take that despair—
Far, far away, from you.

But does it really?
Because if it doesn’t,
There’s only one other way out,
And that’s for you to go to another place,
Where pain supposedly doesn’t exist.
Unless, you brought it along with you?

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Commentary: The smooth talker doesn’t really have a fix for your dilemma—when he asks: ‘Do you believe?’. What he’s really saying, is that only you can help yourself. But, for that worthless piece of advice, he will charge you dearly, whether it be, your money, integrity or soul. He will deceive you into believing, that you’re getting your money’s worth, by offering trinkets and motivational talks disguised as therapy. In the end, you will only be manipulated and exploited, because that’s all he was aiming to do, from the onset.

Spanish Translation

Cuando necesitas alivio,
Cuando estás desesperado por un remedio—
Creerás al portavoz,
Que te dice: ‘No renuncies a la esperanza’;
Porque ese es el único mensaje,
Que realmente querías escuchar.

Porque deseas un milagro,
y si no,
Tendras que conformarte,
Por algo o cualquier cosa,
Que promete alejar esa desesperación—
Muy lejos, de ti.

¿Pero, realmente lo hará?
Porque si no lo hace,
Sólo hay una otra salida,
Y eso es que vayas a otro lugar,
Donde supuestamente el dolor no existe.
¿A menos que, lo hayas traído contigo?

Por: ElRoyPoet © 2020

Comentario: El predicador no tiene una solución para tu problema—cuando te pregunta: ¿Crees?‘. Lo que realmente está diciendo es que solo tú puedes ayudarte a ti mismo. Pero, por ese consejo inútil, él te cobrará muy caro, ya sea tu dinero, tu integridad o tu alma. Te engañará haciéndote creer, que estás recibiendo el valor por tu dinero, ofreciendo baratijas y charlas motivacionales disfrazadas como sermones. Al final, sólo serás manipulado y explotado, porque eso era todo lo que quería hacer, desde el principio.

“Because people are gullible. Because people are easily influenced when you dangle materialism in their faces. Because people are unlearned. The Bible says in ‘II Timothy 2:15 that we are to study to shew ourselves approved so we can rightly divide the Word of Truth, but many people don’t and won’t do that.’ It may be easier to just listen to the pulpit then read a verse at night and in the morning than to actually study. But that also means it is easier for you to be deceived. And those false ministers who bring a fake gospel are skillful in manipulating scripture while making it sound good and feeding hearts filled with mammon—or even those with legitimate need.” Excerpt from: Black & White Christians Beware of Pulpit Money Changers and Con-Artists.

“In order for a government to become a fascist regime, the church must allow itself to be swallowed by the state. In order for a government to remain democratic, the state must be kept separated from the church—so that it isn’t tempted to swallow the other.” By: A. Freeman

“These have indeed an appearance of wisdom in promoting self-made religion, with their self-imposed worship, their false humility and severity to the body, but they are of no value in stopping the indulgence of the flesh.” Bible, Colossians 2:23

“If anyone teaches otherwise and does not consent to wholesome words, even the words of our Lord Jesus Christ, and to the doctrine which accords with godliness, he is proud, knowing nothing, but is obsessed with disputes and arguments over words, from which come envy, strife, reviling, evil suspicions, useless wranglings of men of corrupt minds and destitute of the truth, who suppose that godliness is a means of gain. From such withdraw yourself.” I Timothy 6:3-5

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