With Apologies To Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

I heard the bells on Christmas day
Ring out their warnings to keep away
from clergy “thought”
and Marxist twat
Denying peace on earth, good-will to men!

And thought I, as the day had come,
The clergy would swallow Christendom
They belch and fume
Good men consume
Denying peace on earth, good-will to men!

Still ringing, singing so as to betray
The evil intent of Clergy dziggetai
Beware their sin
And counsel grim
Embrace peace on earth, good-will to men!

Then from each black, hexed vile text file
Their manifestos truth revile
And with the sound
Of truth uncrowned
Denying peace on earth, good-will to men!

It was as if an earthquake rent
The sanity of Christ’s advent
And made me swear
At clergy everywhere
Who deny peace on earth, good-will to men

And in despair I bowed my head;
“There is no peace on earth I said”
For clergy are headstrong
And confuse the song
Of peace on earth, good-will to men

Then pealed the bells more loud and deep:
“God is not dead, nor doth He sleep;”
Clergy will fail
Good men prevail
Bringing peace on earth, good-will to men.

Author: jetbrane

I am a Pastor of a small Church in Mid-Michigan who delights in my family, my congregation and my calling. I am postmillennial in my eschatology. Paedo-Calvinist Covenantal in my Christianity Reformed in my Soteriology Presuppositional in my apologetics Familialist in my family theology Agrarian in my regional community social order belief Christianity creates culture and so Christendom in my national social order belief Mythic-Poetic / Grammatical Historical in my Hermeneutic Pre-modern, Medieval, & Feudal before Enlightenment, modernity, & postmodern Reconstructionist / Theonomic in my Worldview One part paleo-conservative / one part micro Libertarian in my politics Systematic and Biblical theology need one another but Systematics has pride of place Some of my favorite authors, Augustine, Turretin, Calvin, Tolkien, Chesterton, Nock, Tozer, Dabney, Bavinck, Wodehouse, Rushdoony, Bahnsen, Schaeffer, C. Van Til, H. Van Til, G. H. Clark, C. Dawson, H. Berman, R. Nash, C. G. Singer, R. Kipling, G. North, J. Edwards, S. Foote, F. Hayek, O. Guiness, J. Witte, M. Rothbard, Clyde Wilson, Mencken, Lasch, Postman, Gatto, T. Boston, Thomas Brooks, Terry Brooks, C. Hodge, J. Calhoun, Llyod-Jones, T. Sowell, A. McClaren, M. Muggeridge, C. F. H. Henry, F. Swarz, M. Henry, G. Marten, P. Schaff, T. S. Elliott, K. Van Hoozer, K. Gentry, etc. My passion is to write in such a way that the Lord Christ might be pleased. It is my hope that people will be challenged to reconsider what are considered the givens of the current culture. Your biggest help to me dear reader will be to often remind me that God is Sovereign and that all that is, is because it pleases him.

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