Dueling Revelations: Ode #1 First Draft: 1/18/17-2/20/2017
In the wellspring was the Word, and the Word was God
And with God and all was made by Him and for Him;
Now without Christ human life would be very dim
And to get to God is quintessentially odd.
Jesus is the Word made flesh dwelling amongst us;
Beholding this from glory to glory, ever and anon
Is what’s promised Saints from Apostles Paul and John.
All Others Saints will flee from, being those they distrust.
In Arabia the Quran was revealed by
Allah to the Prophet Mohamet as the Word
Of God, uttered by the Angel Gabriel, heard,
Memorized and recited by Mohamet nigh
Maddened by its import; this Word is exactly
The spoken Word of Allah and cannot be changed,
Allah has said it will never be rearranged.
Allah’s Quran was not created actually.
In the Bible God said believers have pure hearts;
He creates these hearts within them, a renewal
Of a right spirit inside like a shining jewel,
God alters men’s inward affections and parts.
Now the Saints being pure of heart will get to see God
Having had them cleansed by the Creator of life;
This results in Saints being espoused to Christ as wife,
Following Christ and walking in the path He trod.
Yet Allah’s Quran says the Saints have hearts blighted,
A curse is upon them for disbelief in Signs
Which he hath made manifest through whom he assigns,
They should be held to its standard, being indicted
For professing Christ, the mark of loser stamped on
Them; for disbelievers is prepared chastisement,
This Allah will dole out; a grievous punishment.
Now to the Quran these are conclusions forgone.
In the Bible God is shown as Father, Son, and
Holy Ghost: One God in Three Persons: the Blessed
Trinity; Father says to the Son, “Sit abreast
My right hand of power whilst thy foes I disband.”
When Jesus was baptized the Spirit came on Him
Like a dove and a voice fell from Heaven saying,
‘This is my Son in whom I am well pleased.’ Praying
To the Father in Jesus name may start a hymn.
The Quran stresses the uniqueness of Allah.
“Say: Allah is One, He being Whom the aggregate
Depends. He begets not, nor does He procreate;
And none is like Him.” In Islam there’s no selah
In regards to this decree; whilst Jesus is seen
As a prophet of Islam and the Holy Ghost
Is said to be Gabriel; this is Islam’s boast
Concerning the Godhead in the Bible; Ameen!
In the Bible salvation is by Grace alone
Through Faith alone in the completed work of Christ
Alone; the life, death and resurrection sufficed
To save to the uttermost; Jesus Christ atoned
For the sins of all those who put their Faith and Trust
In Him; it is said, “Believe on the Lord Jesus
Christ and thou shalt be saved.” To Forsake impious
Acts is how God desires for us to adjust.
In the Quran Allah stresses submissive acts;
The Five Pillars of Islam form the basis of
Devotion to Allah; faith in the One above
Others; the Shahada being of Islam’s facts.
The Muslims must pray five ritual prayers each day;
Muslims must pay Zakat, charity for the poor;
Fasting for the month of Ramadan they’ll endure,
And the Hajj to Mecca (if able) to essay.
The Bible bespeaks of a tumultuous time:
‘The Time of Trouble and Testing: Tribulation:
When God’s wrath comes against those spurning salvation.
One World Government, Religion, and Ruler primed
Along with his False Prophet will be the centerpiece
Bestride Demonic and Angelic delusion;
Antichrist hounds Israel, Saints with profusion,
Being the Chief Antagonist and Satan’s Mouthpiece.
Sufyani will come--then Islam’s False Messiah
Will rule from an expanded Israel the world
Entire, seek to deceive mankind whom are hurled
Through The Last Hour as Isa—anti-pariah--
Returns to Mecca alongside Imam Mahdi,
Kills Dajaal, extends Faith to People of the Book;
After the sun rises from the West you will be forsook:
Major Signs that Islam has come to embody.
In the fulfillment of all, Jesus dwells with men;
All enemies must be made his footstool; the last
To be defeated is Death; Father God wipes past
Sorrows away surely deserving of Amen!
A New Heaven and Earth are fashioned, all being true;
During The Great White Throne God judges all forsook
Angels; and men not found written in the Lamb’s Book.
The Sainted learn of God’s Glory each Age anew.
In the consummation every soul must taste of
Death (even the Angels Israfil and Death and
Mikael); Allah has decreed that Himself will stand;
And then all will be raised, the Lord of the Worlds above
Prompting The Hour; and every soul will be judged
As to whether they accepted God’s Messengers--
Earth will be destroyed--Muslims will be passengers
Through Hell Fire to Paradise Allah has adjudged.
Now having been shown the stark contrasts ‘tween the Cross
And the Crescent, we are left to make up our mind
About those who say ‘All faiths are alike!’ Mankind
Halts ‘tween these two opinions, which may indeed cost
The price of a precious soul; therefore it behooves
The Saints to get on one accord--engage in labor--
Father God has sent Jesus to be the Savior;
All Others must be disavowed, Christ He approves.