Looking out a window

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For the last several weeks we have had several feet of snow fall. The above picture was actually taken not to far from where I live. Anyway, when I look out my window all I can see is snow.

As it so happens, my little son loves to look at it as well. So, every time I change his diaper (an insane amount, am I right?), I stand him up and pull the blind down so he can look outside. It is his favorite part of diaper-changing time (I think).

While my hand sits there separating two of the blinds apart to open up a 6-inch window for him to peer through, he just moves his head looking around with the biggest smile on his face. Its a joy to see. and it reminds me of our worldviews.

Now, for my son, he sees the world very differently from me. He sees a world covered in white. He sees cars passing on the highway across from the fence. He sees people walking in front of us. He sees the street lamp between the softly falling snow. Then he sees the blinds again as daddy picks him up and swings him around.

This is his worldview. He does not know what snow is, he does not understand that each car passing by contains thousands of working parts, or the people walking in front of him are grown-up versions of himself. Though, in his mind, he knows what they are. His understanding of them is so far beneath my own, and mine is so far beneath that of a mechanic or a doctor.

My point: God does not have a worldview. He knows about every part of it all because He made it all. Just think how little a child knows, but how much they think they know. Then think of how much you know. Yeah, that is my point.

Where’s the Love Bro? – Edgy Emotions

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I have only heard a few of Jason Gray’s songs on the radio, but the few I’ve heard have always been very vague and void of meaning that goes beyond the words.

Give me rules
I will break them
Give me lines
I will cross them
I need more than a truth to believe
I need a truth that lives, moves, and breathes
To sweep me off my feet
It ought to be

(CHORUS)
More like falling in love
Than something to believe in
More like losing my heart
Than giving my allegiance
Caught up, called out
Come take a look at me now
It’s like I’m falling, oh
It’s like I’m falling in love

Give me words
I’ll misuse them
Obligations
I’ll misplace them
‘Cause all religion ever made of me
Was just a sinner with a stone tied to my feet
It never set me free
It’s gotta be

More like falling in love
Than something to believe in
More like losing my heart
Than giving my allegiance
Caught up, called out
Come take a look at me now
It’s like I’m falling, oh
It’s like I’m falling in love

It’s like I’m falling in love, love, love
Deeper and deeper
It was love that made
Me a believer
In more than a name, a faith, a creed
Falling in love with Jesus brought the change in me
It’s gotta be

More like falling in love
Than something to believe in
More like losing my heart
Than giving my allegiance
Caught up, called out
Come take a look at me now
It’s like I’m falling, oh
It’s like I’m falling in love
It’s gotta be

More like falling in love
Than something to believe in
More like losing my heart
Than giving my allegiance
Caught up, called out
Come take a look at me now
It’s like I’m falling, oh
It’s like I’m falling in love
It’s like I’m falling, oh
I’m falling in falling
It’s like I’m falling

Well, it looks like Jamie Grace did better than Jason in terms of mentioning God. Jason doesn’t even mention God once in his song and mentions Jesus by name once. But, even if Jason talked of God every other word, his song still gives off the modern-day cultural Christianity message the world is begging for.

I once read a book written by Adrian Rogers. In this book he said something to the effect of, “emotions are the least reliable sense in your body. They are always changing.” Yet, in this entire song, Jason is saying that he won’t trust his other senses and he’ll go only for the feelings.

Don’t believe me? Look at the words. He suggests “falling in love” 19 times and rejects the other, more stable senses 14 times. His suggestions to all his listeners comes directly from the cultural Christianity idea that our feelings are very important for our spiritual life. They are the least reliable sense and yet everybody makes them out to be the heroes.

Also, his line, saying, “Falling in love with Jesus brought the change in me” is completely untrue and the opposite of what the Bible says. It is Jesus’ love that changes us, not the other way around. A serious wrong by Jason.

Where’s the Love Bro? – Music Madness

micThe other day, it took me about 20 minutes to even realize the radio station that was on wasn’t Christian. That really shocked me. I mean, think about it. Jesus Christ has called us to not be conformed to this world, and yet our music, which is supposed to worship God alone, is so close to secular music that few can tell the difference.

Take Jamie Grace’s “Hold Me” song. Jamie Grace is a new singer in the Christian circle and I know many like her, but her song, “Hold Me” is very different from other Christian songs. Here are the lyrics:

I love, I love, I love, I love the way you hold me
I love, I love, I love, I love the way you hold me
I love, I love, I love, I love the way you hold me
I love, I love, I love, I love the way you, the way you

I’ve had a long day, I just wanna relax
Don’t have time for my friends, no time to chit chat
Problems at my job, wonderin’ what to do
I know I should be working but I’m thinking of you and

Just when I feel this crazy world is gonna bring me down
That’s when your smile comes around

Oh, I love the way you hold me, by my side you’ll always be
You take each and every day, make it special in some way
I love the way you hold me, in your arms I’ll always be
You take each and every day, make it special in some way

I love you more than the words in my brain can express
I can’t imagine even loving you less

Lord, I love the way you hold me
Whoa, oh, I love the way you hold me
Whoa, oh

Well ya, took my day and you flipped it around
Calmed the tidal wave and put my feet on the ground
Forever in my heart, always on my mind
It’s crazy how I think about you all of the time

And just when I think I’m ’bout to figure you out
You make me wanna sing and shout

I love the way you hold me, by my side you’ll always be
You take each and every day, make it special in some way
I love the way you hold me, in your arms I’ll always be
You take each and every day, make it special in some way

I love you more than the words in my brain can express
I can’t imagine even loving you less

Lord, I love the way you hold me
Whoa, oh, I love the way you hold me
Whoa, oh

I’m so grateful and thankful for all you’ve done
Wish I could tell you in a short story or poem
But all I have is my voice and this guitar
And you have my heart

Oh, I love the way you hold me, by my side you’ll always be
You take each and every day, make it special in some way
I love the way you hold me, in your arms I’ll always be
You take each and every day, every day, every

I love the way you hold me, by my side you’ll always be
You take each and every day oh-so-special
I love the way you hold me, in your arms I’ll always be
You take each and every day, make it special in some way

I love you more than the words in my brain can express
I can’t imagine even loving you less

Lord, I love the way you hold me
Whoa, oh, I love the way you hold me
Whoa, oh
Oh, I love

I love, I love, I love, I love the way you hold me
I love, I love, I love, I love the way you hold me
I love, I love, I love, I love the way you hold me, hold me, hold me

Now, Jamie probably really does have good intentions and is saved, but her song is very culture. Out of all 558 words, the only clear references to God are the name “Lord” three times. That is a total of 0.005% of the song.

Now, someone could say the whole song is about God, and I’m sure Jamie means it to be that way, but look at the lyrics and take out the three “Lord”. What do you have? A song that could be about any guy or girl!

If this were a secular song, would you let your kid listen to it? Think of what the words are saying! This kind of music disturbs me greatly. And then, in line 20, Jamie addresses God as “ya”? Back in the day, one couldn’t even say God’s name because it was so Holy. But now we have people calling God, “ya”? That drives me crazy!

Third Timeout . . .

800px-St._Bernard_puppyThe first timeout was to analyze what the Scriptures say about God’s disappointment in human’s sins, the second timeout was to look at what man’s beliefs are about it. This, the third timeout, is to remember a sin God hates a lot because it violates the sixth commandment.

Any guesses? Okay, watch the following videos and see if that will help.

Any guesses now?