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Rated: 18+ · Book · Biographical · #1960296
The history of Prosperous Snow written for the group Reminiscences
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Salvation: The First and Second Time
The First Time Salvation Came To Me

I was a child,
the first time salvation came to me!

Virginal,
untested,
marked only by original sin,
no action to condemn me,
except my parents copulation
at my conception.

When salvation came
the pews were hard,
uncomfortable.
and straight backed wooden benches.

The organist played
"Just As I Am",
and I marched to the front
of the sanctuary
of the Southern Baptist Mission
in Blackwell, Oklahoma.

At my baptism,
I remember almost drowning
when the preacher dunked me
under the water
in the baptismal pool.

The Second Time Salvation Came To Me

I was an adult,
the second time salvation came to me!

My soul was marked
by the sins of the world,
and I was seeking
the answer to two dreams
about the Return of Christ.

When salvation came
I was setting on a comfortable couch
in the living room of a friend,
and I was participating
in a discussion about Baha'u'llah
and the Baha'i Faith.

I knew
when I heard a prayer read--
that was revealed by Baha'u'llah--
that I had found my answer
and my soul's desire.

I signed my declaration card
that night,
because I realized
that Baha'u'llah reflected
the same Holy Spirit
that was reflected by Christ.

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