Okay, so maybe there were some sour grapes. Maybe still are, but I have come a very long way and am currently accepting a paradigm shift in regard to this. There came a time when I stopped asking and began demanding proof for doctrines from a Scriptural perspective. Am I not commanded to do so? Even as a woman? The labeling began when I refused to simply accept man's opinion. I stopped being more concerned with what men thought of my questioning and sought the approval of my LORD and MASTER, my Creator.
As promised, here is another of the poems that came from the early years of searching:
FLESH AND SPIRIT
by Sherri Rogers (1997)
The good news of Yeshua is pure and true
The Word made flesh for me and you.
Given by God, aware of the loss
Accepting the pain of death on the cross,
So the Word could arise and live to save
The souls of men from a spiritual grave.
This gift of love so gentle, so strong
Is the Spirit inside, a shield, a song.
The strength and power are in the love
Of the Spirit of God sent from above.
The arm of flesh takes God’s Word
And slings it around to judge and hurt.
Love isn’t there, so the words cut and bruise
They bash, they crush, they mangle, accuse.
The broken men they were meant to save
Are beaten down farther and driven away.
Self-righteousness in the church today
Leaves no room for Yeshua to save.
They’ve sealed their fate by refusing to love
Through the Spirit of God sent from above.