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  RICHARD MERRELL (17/07/1949)
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To murder one's own body
Is to seal eternal death
To take your life by your own hand
And cut off your own breath.
For many say of suicide
'A brave act it does seem'
But a tragedy is this way out
From things that, might have been.
For to those that suicide
It brings them but a curse
Compared to the troubles they left behind
Their state is now far worse.

'cause choosing death instead of life
In the Christ who rose to save;
The only portion they have left
Is the rotteness of the grave.

John 3: 16

SUICIDE....'If a murderer is guilty because he is a destroyer of man, he who kills himself is under the same guilt. For he also kills a man. In fact his crime can be considered the greater, for the punishment of it belongs to God alone. We did not come into this life of our own accord. Therefore, we can withdraw from this habitation of the body.....only by the command of Him who placed us in this body. We are to inhabit it until He orders us to depart from it.' Lactantius c.304 - 313
Richard Merrell



The Preacher

The preacher was the one who said,
That, 'All men do end up dead'
Another thing he did say
Was, 'Life's just vanity anyway.'

The Preacher was an old, old man
And from his years did understand
What was in life that could be won?
For, 'There's nothing new under the Sun.'

The Preacher knew that all men die
So spoke the truth he did not lie;
'With nothing is every man born;
so too in death with nothing, gone.'

The Preacher taught that life is short
And all OUR efforts come to nought;
He did not say this in despair
For, 'Life is like a breath of air.'

The Preacher finished and concluded
And his words were not deluded,
The end of the whole matter he did say;
Was, 'Keep the commandments and God obey.'

The Preacher in wisdom did understand
For what he taught came from God's hand
Who moulds a gold or clay pitcher;
The Preacher was Solomon from Holy Scripture.

Richard Merrell

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Wedding Rings

In the giving of these two rings,
Which speak of love that's true;
We understand that marriage is
Unbroken, ever new.

These two rings have been exchanged,
A vow of troth been made,
In circles never-ending
There is no need to be afraid.

For these two rings tell all the world
That a husband and a wife
Must always be as one;
Together all their life.

That they do face in spirit,
The trouble life often brings,
Yes, love that never ends
Is endowed in these two rings.
Richard Merrell

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The wisdom of this world
Speaks always on this wise,
Denying Christ as Lord
It speaketh many lies.
The wisdom of this world
Is but foolishness with God;
It snares all the ungodly
And becomes their chastening rod.

The wisdom of this world
Laughs at the blooded ROD
It can never understand
That Yeshua messiah is Mighty God.
The wisdom of this world
Is the gnosis it can get
The wisdom of this world
Has Satan as it's master yet!

1 Corinthians 1: 18-24; 3: 18-21
Richard Merrell
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