Monday, August 4, 2014

Always be prepared...

A problem noted:
...Family Force 5’s “Let It Be Love,” [is] number #14 on Billboard’s Hot Christian Songs list. Of course this means it is one of 20 songs that local contemporary Christian radio programs play over and over ad nauseam. The song’s lyrics go:
I’ve never seen a soul set free
Through an argument

I’ve never seen a hurt get healed
In a protest…

It’s not about the stand we take
But the grace we give
...[T]he first line “I’ve never seen a soul set free through an argument” couldn’t be further from reality.... In addition remembering that the Apostle Peter urged believers, “[A]lways be prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you; yet do it with gentleness and respect.” (1 Peter 3:15) .... [more]
I can think of several rather prominent Christians for whom the way to conversion was prepared by argument.

Contemporary Christian Music’s Sinking Witness