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A Tale of Two Sisters

The Tragedy of Ecumenical Unfaithfulness


With heart so kind and gentle,

And sympathetic eye;

With touching deep affection,

And loyal, tender tie—

Was LOVE betrothed to DOCTRINE

To hold him all her days,

And walk the path of gladness

United in His ways.

Her younger sister also

Had qualities so fair,

Of caring, selfless, kindness,

And warmth without compare;

Thus UNITY was drawn to

The husband of her youth;

And pledged herself forever

To be the bride of TRUTH.

But TIME, with bitter envy,

Across the testing years.

Pursued the slow erosion

Of happiness to tears;

Till LOVE begin to weary

Of DOCTRINE’S pleasant voice,

And UNITY grew cold to

The partner of her choice.

Then LOVE begin to notice 

The charms of HERESY,

And awed by his opinions,

She wanted to be free;

And UNITY perceived that 

Her virtues were desired

By many, many others

Whose ways she so admired.

At length, two precious unions,

So promising, so blest,

Were darkened by delusion,

Disloyalty, unrest;

Till came the day of sorrows, 

And rendering vows of youth,

When LOVE divorced her DOCTRINE


Author unknown (from The Berean Call, October 1996)