Jesus Take the Wheel--Carrie Underwood

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  1. Speedpass

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    I have heard this on both AFR and a local country station. Would you say that this song presents the Gospel message in the proper way; or is it another example of secular country music referring to God just to look good?
     
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    I would say the latter
     
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    SFIC, I don't have as cynical a take.

    It's a good, musical story. I don't call it "The Gospel," and I don't think there are evil motives. Considering some of the stuff that's out there, I'd rather my students hear a song like this than a lot of other stuff...
     
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    Nice little song - not sure how effective as a gospel message.
     
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    Having heard Carrie Underwood give her testimony, and seeing that she has a number of gospel oriented songs on her first cd, I suggest she is sending a strong message of who she is and what she believes.

    Good on her. Her very first song includes the Lord in a positive light and it becomes number one and stays there a few weeks.

    Cheers,

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    The chorus:

    Jesus take the wheel
    Take it from my hands
    Cause I can't do this all on my own
    I'm letting go
    So give me one more chance
    To save me from this road I'm on
    Jesus take the wheel.

    Amen and Amen. God bless you, girl.
     
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    After looking at the lyrics of all the songs on Carrie's Album Some Hearts, on which she includes the Jesus Take the Wheel, I don't see a testimony at all.

    She sings songs of Cheating Boyfriends. and other things that are not glorifying to God. Also, in her song 'Inside Your Heaven' there is no indication that the heaven she is speaking of is God's heaven. In fact it is just the opposite; and she wants to be there.
     
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    It is NOT a gospel recording, for Pete's sake. It is secular. Her testimony was given in a separate interview. I have heard worst from some of the fundamentalist so-called gospel quartets.

    Cheers,

    Jim
     
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    Carrie was our choice for American Idol last year... Yeah.. I love that show!

    Sometimes I wish I was Simon!

    Anyway.. I like the song.. and it might make people, that usually don't think of Jesus, think about Him..

    I wouldn't say it presents the Gospel, but it does have a great meaning...even for those of us that are saved..

    I have been praying for Jesus to take my Wheel a lot lately, because I don't want to do anything that is out of his will.
     
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    It's a neat song. Carrie Underwood's motive? Dunno.

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    Well spoken, friend! [​IMG] Me too!
     
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    It's a moving song and I was holding back tears when I heard it on the radio.
    I never heard anything else from her, and don't watch American Idol so I'm not sure of her testimony or anything, just listened to the song.
    I don't listen to only songs with the whole clear gospel story in them, so it didn't bother me that it wasn't there, and I don't often check out the artist's religious background. I didn't realize that was something people really do before they'll listen to a song. Wow. That seems like it has to be a real pain.
     
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    If you only listen to songs that have a clear presentation of the gospel, you better throw out most hymnals.
     
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    and the sad thing is that many hymns were intended TO BE gospel songs.
     
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    I haven't heard it, so I can't accurately judge. But I see no moral, ethical, or other problem with secular songs referencing faith-oriented topics, and don't simply put them in the "condemn" pile just because they do.

    One interesting thing about our sinful human nature: we complain that secular music doesn't invoke faith, and when a song comes out that invokes faith, we complain that secular music is invoking faith. That says more about us that it does the music.
     
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    It took it longer than I expected, but it's finally posted here. It's not the Gospel at all. She's her own savior:
    She's saying she can do it on her own, she just needs a little help when things get out of hand.

    It's the typical crossover song, an acknowledgement of some wrongdoing, but an affirmation of basic human goodness. She doesn't need a new heart (Ps 51:10), or to be born again, she just needs a little repair work here and there. Jesus is her "handy man," to borrow a phrase from James Taylor.

    It's worldly sorrow that leads to death. Not godly sorrow which leads to repentance.
     
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    It took it longer than I expected, but it's finally posted here. It's not the Gospel at all. She's her own savior:

    No one said it was gospel. Listen to the song. It is the story of a woman driving home on an icy road and faces a disaster. She asks the Lord to take control.

    The message is better than a lot of junk that passes for so-called modern gospel music.

    The singer has a great testimony quite aside from this wonderful piece of music in the secular world. Don't be so cynical and legalistic about a young lady who IS doing her part to lift the name of Jesus above the world.

    Cheers,

    Jim
     
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    In my mind it is a positive song with a good solid principle behind it.

    I don't that I would use it in church, but I bought it from Walmart.com and it is on my computer ;) .

    In fact I think I'll listen to it [​IMG] .
     
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    It still leads to death. And that's better how?
     
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    Can someone explain to me how a song leads one to death?
     
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    Anything that does not point to Christ leads to death. And just because the name of Jesus is mentioned in a song does not necessarily mean that song is glorifying the Lord.
     

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