Salesman

If you want to live forever,
Get your insurance right here?
We’ve got hospitals, therapists,
And miracle pills, too.

We can cure you,
Even make you better, than before.
Don’t worry, I’ll lower your deductible,
And you can keep your doctor, too.

If you want prosperity?
If you want to be respected,
And admired by your peers?
If you want to go, straight to heaven?

Donate right here,
And streets of gold, diamonds and pearls,
Will be your reward,
For your blind faith in me.

If you want to protect your family,
Invest in their future, right here?
And everybody will adore you,
Especially me.

If you want world peace,
Security and protection?
Lower taxes guaranteed, if you vote for me?
And safe and sound, you’ll sleep tonight!

Whatever you want,
Whatever you’re looking for,
You can get it, right here and right now,
At your user-friendly online dollar store.

Por: ElRoyPoet © 2019

Commentary: The smooth talker doesn’t have a fix for your dilemma, when he asks: “Do you believe?” What he’s really saying, is that only you can help yourself. But, for that worthless piece of advice, he will charge you dearly, whether it be, your money, integrity or soul. He will deceive you into believing, that you’re getting your money’s worth, by offering trinkets and motivational talks disguised as therapy. And, in the end, you will only be manipulated and exploited, because that’s all he was aiming to do, in the first place.

“Because people are gullible. Because people are easily influenced when you dangle materialism in their faces. Because people are unlearned. The Bible says in ‘II Timothy 2:15 that we are to study to shew ourselves approved so we can rightly divide the Word of truth, but many people don’t and won’t do that.’ It may be easier to just listen to the pulpit then read a verse at night and in the morning than to actually study. But that also means it is easier for you to be deceived. And those false ministers who bring a fake gospel are skillful in manipulating scripture while making it sound good and feeding hearts filled with mammon—or even those with legitimate need.” Excerpt from: Black & White Christians Beware of Pulpit Money Changers and Con-Artists.

“If anyone teaches otherwise and does not consent to wholesome words, even the words of our Lord Jesus Christ, and to the doctrine which accords with godliness, he is proud, knowing nothing, but is obsessed with disputes and arguments over words, from which come envy, strife, reviling, evil suspicions, useless wranglings of men of corrupt minds and destitute of the truth, who suppose that godliness is a means of gain. From such withdraw yourself.” Bible, I Timothy 6:3-5

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