The Word of Life appeared.- 1 John 1:2 (1 John 1)
I write ter ya so ya will not sin. Our fellership be with Skipper and with his Sun.
Skipper be light. Tha Sun be light. In Skip thar be no darkness a’tall. If we claim ter have fellership with Skipper but refuse ter obey his commands, we stumble around in darkness like a drunk who be thinking himself upright and sober. If we claim we hain’t ne’er sinned, we lie. Lie ter ourselves. Lie ter others. Lie ter Skipper. Tha Holy Ghost of Truth not be in a feller like this, ya may lay ter that.
Tha Word of Life ‘as come. Come ter ya, it has. Be fer ya, he is. Only ya gots ter stop lying ter yerself and accept that tha course ya plot not line up with tha course Skipper says ter sail. Our course be crooked as a serpent’s back. Skip’s course be straight as a main mast.
Straighten up, now, mates. Brace yer back against tha main mast and see if ya measure up ter Skippers’s Code of Conduct. And if ya don’ , stop lying ter yerself and pray this prayer:
Lord, search me. Let tha Word of Life shine harsh on me. Reveal all tha sin in me. Deal with me as severely as ya ‘ave ter and with as much mercy as ya kin.