do you deceive?

Do you deceive
as though we are fools?
If that were so,
a slippery slope we would plunge
for perspicuity seeming obvious
is a fundamentalist’s cry
an enlightened mind would
dare not utter
but you said you made
and sustained
and raised
and more, saved.
were that not true
and you betrayed us,
we are put to shame.

For if the dead are not raised, not even Christ has been raised, and if Christ has not been raised, your faith is futile and you are still in your sins. Then those also who have fallen asleep in Christ have perished. If in Christ we have hope in this life only, we are of all people most to be pitied.

1 Corinthians 15:16-19


To you, O Lord, I lift up my soul. O my God, in you I trust;
let me not be put to shame…

Psalm 25: 1-2