Thursday, October 4, 2012

There It Stands {The Bible}

In the late 1960’s, A. Z. Conrad penned a poetic tribute to the indestructibility of the Bible:
Century follows century-There it stands. 
Empires rise and fall and are forgotten-There it stands. 
Dynasty follows dynasty-There it stands. 
Kings are crowned and uncrowned-There it stands. 
Despised and torn to pieces-There it stands. 
Storms of hate swirl about it-There it stands. 
Agnostics smile cynically-There it stands. 
Profane punsters caricature it-There it stands. 
Unbelief abandons it-There it stands. 
Higher critics deny its inspiration-There it stands. 
Thunderbolts of wrath smite it-There it stands. 
An anvil that has broken a million hammers-There it stands. 
The flames are kindled about it-There it stands. 
The arrows of hate are discharged against it-There it stands. 
Radicalism rants and raves against it-There it stands. 
Fogs of sophistry conceal it temporarily-There it stands. 
The tooth of time gnaws but makes no dent in it-There it stands. 
Infidels predict its abandonment-There it stands. 
Modernism tries to explain it away-There it stands.