Two men went up to church one day
The sermon soon was underway
A preacher did expound the text
Yet both men's thoughts were quite perplexed.
One thought within himself like this:
"What's this imputed righteousness?
That concept makes no sense to me
I'm from a Christian family.
My parents taught me right from wrong
We learned the Scriptures all along
Since God was central in our home
We never from the truth did roam.
When I see others, I'm amazed
I'm lost in wonder, love, and praise
Their lives so different, I can see
Oh God, you've been so good to me!
Just look at so-called Christian folks
Whose whole profession is a hoax
They think that being worldly's cool
And send their kids to public school!
Wow. What stupidity of heart!
Such falsities those schools impart
Minds filled with evolution's lies
Just to say they've been 'socialized'
Now that's an awfully foolish trade
We homeschoolers have got it made
We're just not like those foolish teens
With tattooed arms and skinny jeans
One's sitting there across the aisle
I'm shocked and almost in denial
He sits in church with casual dress
And won't even give God his best!"
This one he spoke of, he was new
A stranger to the church and pew
He simply sat there and he cried
And this is what he said inside:
"Oh, God be merciful to me!
From sin's dominion set me free
Lord, hear my cry, I scarce can groan
My only hope is Christ alone."
To service end, we now shall skip
Both men began their homeward trip
So as they left and went their way
Which one was justified that day?