Look into today's modern church
And observe what the members hold
If you take a diligent search
You may discover some fool's gold
Let us dig a little deeper
Than on the surface it appears
Can you observe what is cheaper?
As the authentic disappears
It looks like gold from a distance
But if prodded will it just break?
To the fire is there resistance?
Will it only crumble and flake?
People desire the appearance
But many reject the fire
Faith yet lacking perseverance
Surface saints who won't go higher
Worshippers will get excited
Congregations will be amused
In fool's gold some have delighted
Yet the gospel has been abused
Do you see fake from the real?
Can you discern counterfeit gold?
The fire will soon reveal
The genuine we must behold
Phony gold dispersed in the church
Fool's gold scattered across our land
For the real gold will you search
Or will it crumble in your hand?