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Condemn Not

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I was shocked, confused, bewildered
As I entered Heaven's door,
Not by the beauty of it all,
Nor the lights or its decor.

But it was the folks in Heaven
Who made me sputter and gasp
The thieves, the liars, the sinners,
The alcoholics and the trash.

There stood the kid from seventh grade
Who swiped my lunch money twice.
Next to him was my old neighbor
Who never said anything nice.

Herb, who I always thought
Was rotting away in hell,
Was sitting pretty on Cloud Nine,
Looking incredibly well.

I nudged Jesus, "What's the deal?
I would love to hear Your take.
How'd all these sinners get up here?
God must've made a mistake."

"And why's everyone so quiet,
So somber?  Give me a clue."
"Hush, child," He said, "they're all in shock...
No one thought they'd be seeing you."

—Anonymous


JUDGE NOT CONDEMN NOT.

Remember: Just going to church doesn't make you a Christian any more than standing in your garage makes you a car.


User Comments:
Tommy - Apr 12, 2011 03:22:35 — I understand that in this "Judge not" statement, a better word is condemn not. We must judge whether or not someone is speaking truth, for example. Scripture plainly tells us the above individuals will not be in heaven. Rev 21:7 He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be ...more
Jonas - Apr 14, 2011 11:14:26 — Excellent points!  Thanks!

"If you can't say something nice, let's hear it!"   — Joan Rivers

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