August 02, 2016.

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Today we’ll be taking a look at “The God I Know” by Love & The Outcome, which presently sits at #19 on 20theCountdownMagazine.

I initially heard this song a pair of weeks earlier and also instantly assumed, “So, that is the God you know?” as the song lastly drew to an finish. I was hoping it wouldn’t obtain popularity, however sure sufficient, we uncover it on the top20 chart this week. The song doesn’t actually answer the question, and the main music video doesn’t assist at all. Suffice it to say that this song doesn’t stand also on its own, it’s a proclamation of self-made faith construct around the typical “god is my boyfriend” trope. Sensual mysticism being available as an alternate to legalism. We solidly Disapprove of this song.

Official Music Video

If you’re thinking, “what did i just watch” you’re not alone. The entirety John Cuzak “Say Anything” (IMDB link) intro threw me for a loop and, frankly, it was difficult to recover from. Why are we going back to this era? What’s the appeal? I’m not certain. I’m likewise completely perplexed by their use of that pool. Particularly via the warning in huge letters, “Caution: Avoid Long Deep Dives”. As I listened to the song and also saw the video, my mind saw, “yep… don’t dive as well deeply into this song, it’s shenable and also you’ll obtain hurt. Also, there’s no water in that pool, just prefer there’s no Christ in this song”. Fairly sure the artists would certainly object to that interpretation of the imagery offered in this video… however that’s what I witnessed in it. Let’s acquire to the Lyrics.

Lyrics (through KLove)

If It Was All About ReligionWhat To Do, What To Say, What To Wear On A SundayAll About PerfectionBabsence And White, Wrong Or Right, Never GreyWell I’d Never before Make ItI’d Never before Be Good Enough

I Tried To Walk The Line, Pray That I’d FindSomethin’ That I Kbrand-new Was RealBegan To Realize, The Harder I TriedThe Colder I’d Start To FeelUntil The MomentThe Second I Met Your Love

(Chorus)And Then I Threw My Hands UpWorries DownI Remember When He Showed Me HowTo Break Up With My DoubtOnce I was shed however currently I’m foundNo Strings Attached When He Saved My SoulI Want You To Know The God I KnowOh, You Gotta KnowOh, The God I Know

He Is More Than Just A RescueThats Wright here It Starts, Not Wright here It EndsLet Freedom InMore Than Just A StoryIn The Sky, Wearing White, He’s AliveIn Eextremely MomentAnd Now That I Know This Love

I Can Throw My Hands UpWorries DownI Remember When He Showed Me How

To Break Up With My DoubtOnce I was lost however now I’m foundNo Strings Attached When He Saved My SoulI Want You To Know The God I KnowOh, You Gotta KnowOh, The God I Know

What was I waiting forI came alive once I let goAll I had actually was a broken heartThen He organized me in His arms

What was I waiting forI came alive when I let goAll I had was a damaged heartThen He hosted me in His arms

I Can Throw My Hands UpWorries DownI Remember When He Showed Me How

To Break Up With My DoubtOnce I was shed however now I’m foundNo Strings Attached When He Saved My SoulI Want You To Kcurrently The God I KnowOh, You Gotta KnowOh, The God I Know

What was I waiting forI came alive when I let goAll I had actually was a damaged heartThen He held me in His arms

What was I waiting forI came alive when I let goAll I had actually was a damaged heartThen He held me in His arms

Discussion

Oh my, wbelow shall we begin on this one. Let’s begin by giving the best feasible construction on the intfinished function of the song. It’s attempting to deal with evangelical legalism, a version of legalism that as dated as the video seems. You know, back once evangelicals churches were worried about lengthy hair, males piercing their ears, rock music and also dancing… basically your footloose scenario. It’s a straw-man. The song is going after a straw-guy of legalism. Now, don’t misunderstand what I’m saying, contemporary evangelicalism is seriously struggling via legalism this particular day, chiefly because it has forobtained what it means to preach the Gospel to Christians. But this song isn’t targeting that genuine and existing hazard (I’m sorry, tbelow will more than likely be several references to movies now… *sigh*), instead the song goes after a straw-man of legalism. And what does the song use? Sensual mysticism. This song presents “the God I know” as the Johnny Castle who came in to complimentary baby from the edge with no strings attached. Okay, hopetotally I’ve obtained the movie recommendation thing out of my system.

Verse 1. If it was all around Religion. Isn’t it? What’s your interpretation of religious beliefs if you uncover this statement meaningful?

James 1:26-27 (ESV) If anyone thinks he is spiritual and does not bridle his tongue yet deceives his heart, this person’s faith is worthmuch less. Religion that is pure and also undefiled prior to God, the Father, is this: to visit orphans and also widows in their affliction, and also to store oneself unstained from the civilization.

James doesn’t seem to take issue with the concept of faith. The problem for James wasn’t around whether or not life was around even more than religion; fairly, it was around whether or your faith was True. The Apostle Paul addressed this similarly in his letter to the Colossians.

Colossians 2:20-23 (ESV) If via Christ you passed away to the elepsychological spirits of the people, why, as if you were still alive in the civilization, do you submit to regulations— “Do not take care of, Do not taste, Do not touch” (referring to things that all perish as they are used)—according to human precepts and also teachings? These have indeed an appearance of wisdom in promoting self-made religion and also asceticism and also severity to the body, but they are of no worth in protecting against the indulgence of the flesh.

Man-made religion is worthless in preventing the indulgence of the flesh, and also the flesh is hostile to the points of God; therefore, man-made religion kills. God’s Word is effective, adequate, and also the power of God unto Salvation. Christians have actually been provided a True religious beliefs found only in God’s Word, the belief that was when for all delivered to the saints. It is this Word we are to keep as Stewards and procase as ambassadors of reconciliation. So, there is a sense of wisdom that can be gleaned from this initially line of the song, but it lacks substance and also no solution is offered.

The remainder of the first verse or stanza is actually correct if we are talking about the Law. The valuable gem that the Lutheran church has to sell Amerihave the right to Evangelicals is the proper difference of Law and also Gospel (C.F.W. Walther). In trying to set a straw-guy ablaze, it doesn’t understand how to address the Law of God’s Word. It IS all around perfection, black or white, wrong or ideal, never before grey… it IS, that is the Law of God. And no, you can’t make it, namong us can, we are ALL born dead in sins and trespasses. No one is righteous, no not one. No one looks for after God. In Adam, we all sudepend died on that day that he ate of the fruit of the expertise of good and also evil. Dead. This is the Truth of the Law found in God’s Word and also the objective of the Law is to convict us of our sin and entirely dismantle any type of hope of self-righteousness before the Creator. The song confsupplies the Law through legalism and also looks for to dismiss out on the whole point. That’s folly.

So, in the following stanza we watch the fruit of works-based righteousness… despair. This is actual, yes, and it is damaging the visible church. All of this self-centered inward fixation of works-based, self-made religious beliefs is crushing us under the full weight of the Law, and also in some cases the additional burdens of fabricated condemnation… all under the guise of “church”. The message of the gospel isn’t “if you’ll walk the line, then you’ll be okay, or If you pray hard sufficient, then you’ll recognize TRUE salvation, if you give everything you’ve acquired, then you’ll lastly reach the goal of sanctification”… that’s all false gospel, false religious beliefs. The Blog post of the Gospel is that Christ, being both fully God and also fully Man, lived a perfect (completely sinless) life once you couldn’t, He phelp the ultimate price you couldn’t pay, and also He took on your sin and granted you His righteousness by Grace, through Faith, and that isn’t of your own doing, that Faith is a Gift from God to you, for you.

Until the moment the second I met your love. What is that meant to mean? Seriously… how is this also remotely a solution to the trouble the singer is trying to address? This is that sensual mystical nonfeeling. After having thrvery own every one of faith under the bus, now, someexactly how the singer “met God’s love” and also was unexpectedly complimentary of faith and also doubts? Well, great… so how does that assist anyone else? It doesn’t. It’s nonfeeling. Vapid emotional mysticism.

Chorus. So then she threw below hands up, issues down. Okay, so does this fall under the ‘what to do’ issue that was complained about in the first verse of the song? If she’s alluding to Scripture, well, we’ll simply end up having actually to resolve more religion:

1 Timothy 2:8-10 (ESV) I desire then that in every place the men need to pray, lifting holy hands without anger or quarreling; likewise additionally that women should adorn themselves in respectable apparel, through modesty and self-regulate, not via braided hair and also gold or pearls or costly attire, yet with what is correct for woguys who profess godliness—with good functions.

Yep, Religion, and it is wonderful.

Hebrews 12:11-13 (ESV) For the minute all technique seems painful fairly than pleasant, but later it yields the tranquil fruit of righteousness to those that have actually been trained by it. Because of this lift your drooping hands and also strengthen your weak knees, and also make right courses for your feet, so that what is lame may not be put out of joint but fairly be healed.

So you check out, the song isn’t addressing a actual problem with actual remedies, instead it is countering a straw-man of legalism with mysticism. You can’t come ago to the Written Word of God when you’ve generically condemned Religion.

So how did the singer realize that God truly is, beyond a shadow of doubt? Apparently, He confirmed her directly. Well doesn’t that simply make her seem so enlightened, so distinct. If just I can one day view God the method she acquired to… then it will all be much better for me, also. I’d love to “break up with” my doubts. Dating metaphors, ugh. The song is sindicate dripping in romantic comedy… and also it’s terrible. She isn’t dating God. She hasn’t damaged up with her doubts. She’s in love via a god of her very own imagining, not the God of the Holy bible. I know that’s exceptionally blunt, yet she’s awash in sensual mysticism, and also it will certainly shipwreck her belief if it hasn’t currently. We perform not look to our eactivities to find the God of Truth, we look to His Word, God the Son, Jesus Christ our LORD and also Savior.

The chorus ends through a contact for listeners to know the God she knows… but she hasn’t sassist anypoint about how that is to be done, or who He is. We’re left hoping to have an endure equivalent to the singer and then, possibly, possibly, we’ll be as happy as she is?

Verse 2. This verse seems to be swatting at bad church clichés or somepoint. More than simply a rescue is somepoint that deserve to only be sassist seriously by someone that has no concept just just how desperately we are in need of rescue. We don’t truly watch the gravity of our own sin, that’s just component of the problem of sin. If we could check out it clearly, we’d crumble in despair. She is best, He is far more than “just” a rescue… He is the Creator of Life. And we were dead. He rescued us from Death. Get out of hear with that just a rescue nonsense.

On the second line, I’ll respond to via just how Jesus referred to Himself in Revelation 1:8 (ESV), “I am the Alpha and the Omega,” says the Lord God, “who is and also who was and also who is to come, the Almighty.” He is the end, and also the beginning. Our salvation begins and ends in Christ. Tright here is no “and then”. There is just Christ.

Christ is alive, and also seated at the Right Hand also of the Father, interceding for us, forgiving us, and keeping us for the Day of His Rerevolve. He has sent His Divine Spirit to dwell in us, sealing us, teaching us, and advocating for us.

Bridge. We still don’t have actually any type of actual answers, no Gospel, simply fluff. Here, aobtain, we gain a sort of “this is what I did, can’t believe I waited so long to execute it” snippet. To execute what, to let go? Let go of what? Is this wbelow we go earlier to “breaking up with our Doubt”? But didn’t God present as much as display you exactly how to carry out that? Can you share the advice? Can you please, tell me how I have the right to be saved? Or, if I’m a Christian, can you please display me wright here I can find assurance of my salvation? All I had was a damaged heart, then He held me in His arms. Oh, you have actually a distinct relationship through God wright here He did every one of the occupational for you, but I just have to wait for Him to carry out that for me?Conclusion

Dear Christian, the singer isn’t sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ in this song. She’s singing about her emotional endure of her spirit boyfrifinish. Tbelow is no water in this pool, don’t dive in, don’t ‘let go’ and look within, look to the Word of God. Tbelow are many type of places we can look in the New Testament for the assurance of our Salvation in Christ Jesus, however I additionally want to resolve what the song was trying to acquire at, the worry of legalism. I can think of no much better location to revolve than Paul’s letter to the Colossians. I strongly recommfinish analysis through the whole letter, but for currently let us review via large sections of chapters 1 & 2.

Colossians 1:3-23 (ESV)

Thanksproviding and Prayer

We constantly give thanks to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, as soon as we pray for you, since we heard of your belief in Christ Jesus and also of the love that you have for all the saints, bereason of the hope lassist up for you in heaven. Of this you have heard prior to in the word of the reality, the gospel, which has actually come to you, as indeed in the whole human being it is bearing fruit and also increasing—as it additionally does among you, because the day you heard it and understood the grace of God in truth, simply as you learned it from Epaphras our beloved fellow servant. He is a faithful minister of Christ on your behalf and also has actually made known to us your love in the Spirit. And so, from the day we heard, we have actually not ceased to pray for you, asking that you might be filled with the expertise of his will certainly in all spiroutine wisdom and also knowledge, so as to walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to him, bearing fruit in eextremely excellent job-related and increasing in the knowledge of God. May you be strengthened via all power, according to his glorious might, for all endurance and also patience with joy, giving thanks to the Father, that has actually qualified you to share in the inheritance of the saints in light. He has actually yielded us from the domajor of darkness and moved us to the kingdom of his beloved Son, in whom we have actually redemption, the forgiveness of sins.

The Preeminence of Christ

He is the photo of the invisible God, the firstborn of all production. For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all points were developed via him and for him. And he is before all points, and also in him all things hold together. And he is the head of the body, the church. He is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in every little thing he can be preeminent. For in him all the fullness of God was pleased to dwell, and also with him to reconcile to himself all points, whether on earth or in heaven, making peace by the blood of his cross. And you, that when were alienated and hostile in mind, doing evil deeds, he has currently reconciled in his body of flesh by his death, in order to present you holy and also blamemuch less and also above reproach before him, if indeed you proceed in the confidence, steady and steadrapid, not shifting from the hope of the gospel that you heard, which has been prodeclared in all production under heaven, and also of which I, Paul, came to be a minister.

Colossians 2:6-23 (ESV)

Alive in Christ

Thus, as you obtained Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in him, rooted and also built up in him and establiburned in the faith, simply as you were taught, abounding in thanksoffering. See to it that no one takes you captive by viewpoint and also empty deceit, according to human legacy, according to the elepsychological spirits of the world, and also not according to Christ. For in him the entirety fullness of deity dwells bodily, and you have been filled in him, that is the head of all rule and also authority. In him also you were circumcised via a circumcision made without hands, by placing off the body of the flesh, by the circumcision of Christ, having been buried with him in baptism, in which you were likewise increased with him with belief in the powerful functioning of God, that increased him from the dead. And you, who were dead in your trespasses and the uncircumcision of your flesh, God made alive together with him, having foroffered us all our trespasses, by canceling the document of debt that stood versus us via its legal needs. This he set aside, nailing it to the cross. He disequipped the rulers and also authorities and also put them to open up shame, by triumphing over them in him.

Let No One Disqualify You

Therefore let no one pass judgment on you in concerns of food and drink, or through regard to a festival or a new moon or a Sabbath. These are a shadow of the things to come, but the substance belongs to Christ. Let no one disqualify you, insisting on asceticism and worship of angels, going on in detail around visions, puffed up without reason by his sensuous mind, and also not holding fast to the Head, from whom the entirety body, nourished and also knit together through its joints and also ligaments, grows via a growth that is from God. If with Christ you passed away to the elemental spirits of the people, why, as if you were still alive in the human being, carry out you submit to regulations— “Do not handle, Do not taste, Do not touch” (referring to points that all perish as they are used)—according to huguy precepts and teachings? These have actually indeed an appearance of wisdom in cultivating self-made faith and also asceticism and also severity to the body, yet they are of no worth in preventing the indulgence of the flesh.

Legalism is error, and so is mysticism. Trust in the Written Word of God. Faith comes by hearing, and also hearing by the Word of Christ (Rom 10:17). Grow in faith and also understanding, grow in the Word of God. The Christian life is just one of repentance and forgiveness, in Jesus’ Name. Don’t look inwardly to the fallen flesh and also its desires, look to the Gospel of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins, of all of your sins.

Brothers and also sisters in the LORD, meditate on these Words of Christ. Find the assurance of salvation in these Scriptures, in the Promise of Salvation, in your baptism, and in the Lord’s Supper. Christ does the work-related, and He foroffers you of all your sins, by His Word, His Blood, and His Flesh, damaged and poured out for you on the cross.

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Hebrews 13:20-21 (ESV) Now may the God of peace that brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, the excellent shepherd of the sheep, by the blood of the eternal covenant, equip you via everything great that you may do his will certainly, functioning in us that which is pleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory forever before and ever. Amales.