1. When the Magi from the East found Jesus,
They fell down, and worshiped Him, because of His Divine status.
We don’t read that they worshiped His parents as well.
Even if they had tried to do that, then, them, His humble parents would surely tell,
“Don’t do that! We’re only humans!
Worship only God who has created all of us – the earth’s inhabitants!”
2. It’s true that a son can’t enter the world, without a mother,
But Jesus existed, long before His mother became an earth dweller.
He had existed for all eternity past, and was actually her Creator.
He decided the family, year and place she should be born in, and to make her poor,
And He decided that He would enter the world in her womb, when she was still a virgin,
Because she was humble, and wouldn’t snap, even if her baby would be born in a cattle cabin.
3. Mary addressed God as her Savior,
And offered a sacrifice to Him, because she considered herself to be a sinner, by nature and behavior.
Her soul magnified the Lord, for the great things He had done for her, and she considered herself to be merely a servant.
When a woman in a crowd raised her voice and said to Jesus (in order to make Mary look significant),
“Blessed is the womb that carried You, and the breasts at which You nursed,”
He said, “Even more, those who hear the word of God and keep it are blessed!”
4. Joseph did not consummate their marriage, till Mary had given birth to Jesus, Who is called her “first-born” son, specifically,
Coz after that, she gave birth to four more sons, and at least two daughters, naturally.
Once, someone told Him that His mother and brothers wanted to speak to Him, while He was busy teaching,
He didn’t go to them, by leaving the crowd, by Himself for few minutes excusing,
Instead He asked who His mother and brothers were? And pointing to His disciples continued,
That those who did the will of His Father in heaven, were His brother and sister and mother, truly valued!
5. Christ Jesus, is the only mediator between God and men.
That excludes all others – Jesus’ mother and all saints who have departed, even if you pray to them, and say “Amen!”
We need to pray to the Father in Jesus’ name alone,
If we want our prayers to be heard, coz He’s the only One who came our sins to atone.
In the New Testament, we see glimpses of heaven,
But we don’t see Mary sitting, beside God, interceding for the people on earth, like our Saviour Who’s Risen.
6. When the wine at a wedding ran out, and His mother told Him about it,
Jesus asked her why she told Him about that, as His time for miracles had not yet come, on that visit.
He did a miracle, only after He was prompted by the Holy Spirit,
Of turning the water into wine, so the wedding guests could benefit.
“Do whatever He tells you to,” Mary told the servants,
Her command is disobeyed by millions (even though Jesus has said that no one can go to the Father except through Him), cause they choose to be deviants.
7. After death, human spirits can go, either to heaven or to hell.
There is no second chance given to the spirits, to escape from hell, even if they for God’s mercy plead or yell.
It doesn’t matter how much money is given to the church, or how many prayers are offered for the deceased family members.
Eternal life is a free gift, and if people choose not to receive it while on earth, the Holy Spirit repeatedly gives them offers,
Then they are sent to hell, after death, and not to purgatory – a place not found anywhere in the Bible.
To make a lot of money, by satisfying the feelings of grieving family members, purgatory was invented by the Church – it’s a fable!
8. The Bible is clear from cover to cover,
That the worship of any image made, of any living being, is hated by God, and should not be done – ever!
Since God is Spirit, Whom no one has seen, He wants us to worship Him, in spirit and in truth.
We shouldn’t use pictures or images, made by artists or sculptors, to aid us in worship or faith.
Cause we have the Bible to tell us, about all His great qualities,
So we can worship Him for His great attributes, and praise Him for His beauties.
9. Only God can forgive sins.
So when we sin, we need to go to Him directly, to be rid of these deadly toxins.
And not to any man, as all men are sinners.
By birth and by actions, and to forgive sins, don’t have any powers!
If we have sinned against our fellow men, then we need to ask for their forgiveness.
And after doing that, go to Him, Who can cleanse us from all our sins, which we committed because of selfishness.
10. Jesus spoke against the Pharisees of His day,
Because they broke God’s commandments, for the sake of their traditions, and thought that was okay.
Jesus is the same yesterday, today and forever and He hasn’t changed His view on this today.
And condemns those who add to the Bible, or subtract from it, due to spiritual decay!
And expects people to cross-check with the Bible, all the traditions which they have received,
And see to it, that those ones which are not in line, with the teachings of the Bible, are rejected.
Line 1: Matthew 2:1-11
Lines 2 and 3: Matthew 2:11
Lines 4 and 5: Acts 10:25-26
Line 6: Luke 4:8; Matthew 28:16-17; Hebrews 1:6
Line 1: Galatians 4:4
Line 2: John 8:58; John 17:5; 1:1
Line 3: Isaiah 9:6; Colossians 1:16; John 1:3
Line 4: Luke 1:26-27,48; Luke 2:22-24; Leviticus 12:1-8
Line 5: Isaiah 7:14
Line 6: Luke 1:48,52; 2:6-7
Line 1: Luke 1:47; Romans 3:23
Line 2: Luke 2:22-24; Leviticus 12:1-8
Line 3: Luke 1:46,49,48
Lines 4 and 5: Luke 11:27
Line 6: Luke 11:28
Line 1: Matthew 1:25; Luke 2:7
Line 2: Matthew 13:54-57; Mark 6:3; John 2:12; 7:3,5,10; Acts 1:14; 1 Corinthians 9:5; Galatians 1:19
Lines 3-6: Matthew 12:46-50
Lines 1 and 2: 1 Timothy 2:5; Hebrews 7:22-25
Line 3: John 14:13
Line 4: Hebrews 4:15-16; 1 John 2:2
Line 5: The book of Revelation
Line 6: Romans 8:34; Acts 7:55–56; The book of Revelation
Line 1: John 2:1-3
Line 2: John 2:4
Line 3: John 5:19-20; 6:38
Line 4: John 2:8-10
Line 5: John 2:5
Line 6: John 14:6
Line 1: 2 Corinthians 5:8; Luke 16:19-31
Lines 2 and 3: Hebrews 9:27
Line 4: Romans 6:23; Hebrews 2:1-3
Line 5: Matthew 25:41; Jude 7
Line 6: 2 Peter 2:3-6
Lines 1 and 2: Exodus 20:2-6; Deuteronomy 5:8-10; 4:23-24; Leviticus 26:1
Line 3: 1 John 4:12; 1:18; John 4:21-24
Line 4: Isaiah 42:8; 44:8-11; Habakkuk 2:18; Jeremiah 10:14-15
Line 5: Hebrews 1:1-2; Isaiah 46:9-10
Line 6: Jeremiah 10:12; Psalm 95:1-7; 27:4
Line 1: Mark 2:7
Line 2: 1 John 1:9; Psalm 41:4
Line 3 and 4: Romans 3:23,10; Romans 5:12
Line 5: James 5:16; Luke 17:3-4; Ephesians 4:32; Colossians 3:13
Line 6: 1 John 1:7
Linea 1 and 2: Matthew 15:3-6; Mark 7:8-9
Line 3: Hebrews 13:8
Line 4: Revelation 22:18-19; Deuteronomy 4:2; 12:32
Line 5: Colossians 2:8; Acts 17:11
Line 6: 2 Thessalonians 2:15; 3:6; 1 Corinthians 11:2; 1 John 4:1; Galatians 1:8-9
This poem was completed by me (Rommel Fernandes) on 7th April, 2018.