Poem about “Falling From Grace”

Here is a poem that I got from the bulletin of the Lebanon Road congregation in Nashville, TN that I used yesterday with my sermon. I’ve had it for quite a while and thought I would share it with everybody. I think you will probably find it useful. The author is unknown, but whoever wrote it did a great job!


We are often told that a Christian can’t fall, That once he is saved there’s no danger at all:

No matter how far he may lapse into sin, The gates will swing open and let him pass in.

But let it be stated in language that’s terse, That no one can cite the Book, chapter or verse

Which teach the Christian cannot fall away, And lose his soul in the great judgment day.

His body Paul tried to keep under sway Lest he be rejected and be cast away,

And thus he has set the example for all, That we may be warned not to stumble and fall.

And then he harks back to the Israelites’ day, Then twenty-three thousand had fallen away.

He issues this sobering warning to all, “If one think he standeth, take heed lest he fall.”

In writing to Timothy, Paul boldly saith, That some had already made shipwreck of faith;

And Peter said Christians should watch every hour, For Satan is seeking whom he may devour.

‘Tis plain to be seen from what we have just learned That Christians today from the Lord may be turned;

And those who still think that a Christian can’t fall, Are not in agreement with Peter and Paul.

Coincidently, I also saw the poem get used in the Bulletin Gold email that I got yesterday.

#calvinism, #false-doctrine, #poetry