11.1 – Though the Darkness Hide Thee: Songs that Belittle the Work of Jesus, Make Light of Sin, or Misrepresent the Gospel (Part 1)
This is part 1 of a two part study of 12 Type 1 songs (that is usually sung in worship) that really ought to be more Type 2 (that is songs with Christian themes, but not suitable for worship).
Fear is legitimate. There are real things that are reasonable to fear. Ultimately, we need not fear anything because God is sovereign, but we are fallen and we do fear. I plan on doing an episode on fear in the future, but I wanted to take some time and briefly talk about a real concern that is plaguing the world: the Coronavirus. We don’t know what is going to happen. We don’t know if we can protect ourselves or our loved ones from the virus, and we don’t know if we can realistically care for ourselves or our loved ones if or when we do get the virus. This is especially true for the immunocompromised. I want to say this now, because I don’t want to downplay or illegitimize real fears. I want to empathize with our brothers and sisters paralyzed by fear and I want to remind them of the words from Psalm 56:3 “When I am afraid, I put my trust in you.” God is in control, and we are not. No amount of social distancing will guarantee that we will stay healthy or survive any illness. God knows our days and works everything out for our god if we are his.
Songs that belittle the work of Jesus, make light of sin, or misrepresent the Gospel
- Oceans by Hillsong UNITED
- Reckless Love by Cory Asbury (Bethel Worship)
- See Bryan’s article.
- No Longer Slaves by Bethel Worship
- In Christ Alone with “Apocryphal” Bridge by Kristian Stanfill
Babylon Bee: K-Wrath
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