The sons of Adam born with spirit dead
cannot receive the words that God has said.
God’s ways and thoughts transcend what men can know:
for glory, God has chosen certain souls.
Christ only died for them He calls elect:
but not for men ordained to wrath’s effect.
God draws elected souls of men to life:
the rest reserved to burn in flames alive.
God moves to make the walking dead believe:
tho’ saved, the wills of men remain unfree.
For if men free return to unbelief,
their choices undermine the sovereign King.
The tulip petals color every word:
without them Scriptures might appear absurd.
Remove the tulip petals’ shade and form,
then men can read the Scriptures unreformed.
IN THE WORD