From Sheldon Mould,Port Alfred
Herewith a review of a book I was reading the other day. It’s in two parts; a collection of short stories. The first part is about the ancient societies that dwelled on earth. It talks of where animals and life came from; I wondered if any palaeontologists had read this. It talks of the first man making wrong decisions influenced by his wife; I wondered how many husbands had read this.
It talks of birthrights and blessing being sold; I wondered how many fathers read this. It talks of great men, leaders of great nations, custodians of great wealth that fell because of pride, greed and lust; I wondered if our captains of industry had seen this book. It gives us 10 basic guidelines for society to live by, and the consequences if we don’t; I wondered if the President knows about this.
It talks of great nations being disobedient to their leaders and choosing to follow corrupt men; I wondered if society had seen this. It talks of a great man choosing wisdom over all else; I wondered how many politicians have read this. It talks of people being put to death for committing adultery; I wondered if the lawyers had read this.
The second part talks of a man who went around spreading good news. He could have been a politician but his message was totally opposed to what society teaches us. He speaks about not storing up wealth on earth; I wondered how many greedy business men had read this.
He spoke of forgiveness,loving your neighbour; I thought: how many church members have read this? He spoke of feeding the widows and taking care of the poor; I wondered if those people in the billion dollar chapel at the end of the street had read this. He spoke of the greatest weapon of all, love; I wondered if the different race groups in our church have seen this .
He talks of a love so great that a man, a only child, died for a bunch of strangers; I don’t think many lost souls have seen this. He speaks of things that are happening on earth, warning signs, of the end times; I wondered if the pastor had read this. He spoke of a place were our friends and family can spend eternal damnation if they don’t make the right choice; I wondered how many Christians BELIEVE this.
Lastly He speaks of a place were we can spend eternity in His presence, I have read it, I believe it.