Jesus in the Septmember 11 Epic Poem

The Following is an excerpt from chapter 17 of the September 11th Epic Poem. The rough draft was written between June 2008 and May 2010. It is 2,000 lines long and has 1,499 rhyming pairs.

For God who reigns has long ordained
            That all should have a chance:[23]
Not just the one who might have done        
            Their quota in advance.                      
He died for those who once opposed
            His justice with their sin:
He leaves the door wide open for
            These losers to come in.
And so one day this wretched clay
            Received a gift from God.
His Holy Son, the sinless one,
            Came down where sinners trod.
He lived like us, He earned our trust,
            Through power and through love.
He proved that He was Deity,
            But acted like a dove.
Despite His name our Maker came
            To take on flesh and die.
He set aside his rightful pride
            For those who kill and lie.
We did not wait or hesitate
            To heap on our abuse:
Enraged at heart we all took part
            As pagans or as Jews[24].
But Jesus’ ears ignored our cheers
            That night we were his foes.
He looked for friends, but not revenge,
            The morning when He rose.
Instead of strife he gave out life
            To those he could destroy,
Our new belief transformed our grief
            Abruptly into joy.
But then you shout: “Oh what about,
            The ones who’ve never heard?
Will God condemn the lot of them
            Without a single word?”
Your lips declare that God’s not fair
            To those who have no clue,
But this excuse has zero use
            For all the rest like you!
For now you know the way to go
            When sins begin to haunt.
If love and cheer devoid of fear
            Is really what you want.           
But if you wait or vacillate
            Be wary of the cause:
When lust and pride make you decide
            You want to keep your flaws.

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