Saturday, April 13, 2013

Will You Be Telemachan? by DianaDee Osborne

ALBUM:      Amazing  Big God 'n' Big Words   
Song location

Song Story:  THE  MUSIC:   
After a brief recording session (only 3 hours), I had time to stop by the church sanctuary on my way home.  Just as I was reaching to switch of the car key (and radio), the radio started telling this story.  When it was over, I went in, prayed at the altar, went to the piano, and filled 4 pages in my journal with the full outline of this song.  I'd been joking at the studio that I wouldn't have any more new songs for the next day's half session unless God provided........... 

P.S., Yes, I know that the Rap verse 2 has a double meaning.... Who will stand against hatred against Christianity, Judaism, or other religions?
  And who will stand against hatred  *BY*  leaders and church  members acting using God's name?

Song Story:  THE  LYRICS:   YES -- I made up the word.  Telemachus stood so firmly against evil that he DESERVES to have a neologism created to honor him!  And besides -- it says quite a bit in that one word:  A telemachan person stands RESOLUTE, determined to not bow down and let evil win.... no mater the cost.

History source.     A number of internet websites describe this story, which Ronald Reagan used in a breakfast address 2-2-1984 (including crowd leaving in silence).
Foxe's Book of Martyrs uses the song's story (including death by a gladiator), but the Church historian Theodoret Bishop of Cyrrhus Syria did not say where he died other than in “the stadium”.  According to, Telemachus  “tried to stop a gladiator fight in a Roman amphitheatre, and was stoned to death by the crowd. The Christian Emperor Honorius, however, was impressed by the monk's martyrdom and it spurred him to issue a historic ban on gladiator fights.
The last known gladiator fight in Rome was on January 1, 404 AD, so this is usually given as the date of Telemachus' martyrdom.”
Dedicated to Jesus who died for Right, 7 March 2013

Telemachus saved more people than you'll ever know.
Telemachus saved hundreds of the people of the LORD.
Back in  404  A.D., Telemachus went to Rome.
In the days when the Colosseum entertained bored, thoughtless people         

with hungry lions and gladiators...    Killing the Christians.

Telemachus watched in dismay at the bloody gore that
somehow entertained people, there in ancient Rome.
Telemachus chose to stand up,  cry out “NO, This is wrong!”
The crowed enjoyed Colosseum normal fun, saw no wrong, got
    angry at his interruption of        Killing the Christians.
Telemachus rushed to the middle where the fighting was.  He
knew he could be killed, yet cried “STOP in the Name of Christ!”
Telemachus stood in between the two gladiators.
Loud he cried in the Colosseum, reaching the crowd as he cried,
    “IN THE NAME OF CHRIST, this is so very wrong!”
        Then was killed before the crowd.    

A  hush came over the crowd as this innocent man died.
One by one, they became Telemachan. 

Stood for right.  
Walked out Silent.

All the crowd in personal shame chose to become Telemachan.
Never again were Christians killed by Roman gladiators,
    by rule of the Emperor.
What about YOU? Here's the question.            

Will YOU choose to be Telemachan?                          
Will you stand up for justice,   face Death or just mocking for Christ?                  
                 Will you choose to do what's right?               

PART 3  (rap)
Who will stand-- Telemachan?_Risk their money, life, or mocking
against slavery --- it's still done. Will YOU fight for right?  Telemachan?
Who will stand  --- Telemachan?_    Risk friends, risk death, risk mocking?
against prejudice based on race or    ANY  hatred -- even religious?

Who will stand-- Telemachan?_  See that a child DIES  in abortion?
Who will stand and risk church mocking,  to LOVE all who have had abortions?

Who will stand WHEN the day comes    

that Christians water down God's Word?
God repeatedly said Time WILL come when 
false teachers are NOT Telemachan.     

See Jude,  2nd Peter,  2nd John.   God said false CHURCH teachers will come.
2nd Peter 2 --- Who will you warn?  God STILL condemns those like Sodom?

Are you willing to be Telemachan?      Risk your life, money, reputation,
to serve God even when it's hard --Standing Telemachan ON GOD'S WORD!?

"Therefore take up the whole armor of God, 
that you may be able to withstand in the evil day,
 and having done all, to stand.”  -- Ephesians 6:13

©2013 DianaDee Osborne (all material), all rights reserved. FREE personal usage; see website.
With thanks to  for providing God's Word in easy-to-research format.

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