Faith Without Works

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Wes Stephenson

Believe and be saved the minister said, 
Believe and be saved and rise from the dead. 
Through grace ye are saved from sin and from hell, 
So simply believe and all will be well. 
The preacher continued and read from the book, 
How all can reach heaven, both angel and crook.

When all had been said and the church recessed; 
With money collected and everyone blessed; 
The preacher retired to his spacious new home, 
In his humble Mercedes with everything chrome. 
He sat in his study, his thoughts running deep, 
He dozed for a moment, and died in his sleep.

He ran to Saint Peter and wearing a grin, 
Said "I believe in the Savior, so please let me in" 
"Oh no, not another", said Peter with a sigh, 
"Satan's sure working, the tolls running high." 
The preacher looked puzzled, then saw in a flash, 
The plan of salvation, beginning at last.

Believing is nothing, if nothing is done. 
In getting to Heaven, you follow the Son. 
To follow a leader, you do what is said, 
Faith without works is nothing but dead. 
Satan knows Jesus, believes in him too. 
So what's the difference between Satan and You?

Believe in the Savior, but always recall, 
Faith is important, but sure isn't all.