Friday, January 05, 2007

But God...

Except God had opened my eyes to his sovereign amazing grace, this too would be my song. May God open the eyes of those who sing with passion but lack understanding.


(HT:JT)

And may we all better understand and worship the God 0f Daniel 4:35-36:

At the end of the days I, Nebuchadnezzar, lifted my eyes to heaven, and my reason returned to me, and I blessed the Most High, and praised and honored him who lives forever, for his dominion is an everlasting dominion, and his kingdom endures from generation to generation; 35 all the inhabitants of the earth are accounted as nothing, and he does according to his will among the host of heaven and among the inhabitants of the earth; and none can stay his hand or say to him, "What have you done?"

3 comments:

Britt said...

It would seem that these people forget that there is no good in us and that nothing in our own selves desires to turn to the Lord. Only a work by the Holy Spirit and draw our hearts to Him.

Also, the song was written in a very strange way. Why would you point out how sovereign our Lord is over creation and then would show Him being non-sovereign in our salvation? God help us

Eric M Washington said...

I could only take a minute of this. This looks like a Southern Baptist Church!

There are plenty of problems to address here, but I'll spare the readers. The big question is where is the Holy Scriptures is it taught that God's grace extends to giving people freedom to make their own decisions. Did Adam have this type of unbounded freedom? Of course, not. Adam had one law to keep, and if he decided to use his freedom to do what he wanted to do he would die.

We do have freedom, though. We are free in Christ to obey the Lord!

My only response to such "praise" is to sing the psalms! Regarding the psalms, Calvin wrote: "I have been accustomed to call this book, I think not inappropriately, 'An Anatomy of all the Parts of the Soul;' for there non an emotion of which any one can be conscious that is not here represented as in a mirror. Or rather, the Holy Spirit ahs here drawn to the life all the griefs, sorrows, fears, doubts, hopes, cares, perplexities, in short, all the distracting emotions with which the minds of men are wont to be agitated."

Eric M Washington

Ereke Bruce said...

I agree with Britt that this song was written in a very strange manner. It's unthinkable that what seemed like a "Bible school," tasked with the work of preparing men and women for ministry, would affirm the soveriegnty of God over nature, but not over the redemption that He Himself purchased.

Did Palagius himself write that song?

It is blantantly turning a blind eye and a deaf ear to the words of Christ in

Matt. 11:27
...Nor does anyone know the Father except the Son, and the one to whom the Son wills to reveal Him.

and

John 6:44
No one can come to Me unless the Father who sent Me draws him; and I will raise him up on the last day

Not to mention much of the New Testament.