What do you think of this idea?

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  1. Gina B

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    There's been a LOT of talk recently about such things as whether or not something "Christian" is ok for a believer if the person who said/sang/wrote it isn't a Christian.

    For example, someone brought up the song "Jesus Take the Wheel", sung by Carrie Underwood. Some people have used statements from actors or actresses, or quotes from authors.

    Today I was driving and thinking about this topic, this idea of non-believers or new believers being criticized for what they say/do/write, having what they have done bashed because they aren't believers, it's unacceptable, or they aren't strong enough believers, so we should toss it and have nothing to do with it.
    I thought of the widow and her two mites. (is that how it's spelled?) And it made me think that maybe if this is all they have, it means more to God than all that we older believers regularly offer.
    Maybe.

    If every day I do something for God, that's probably great.
    But if someone who doesn't takes that big step and says "it may be a first, but instead of doing this, I am going to do this instead, because it's right and I think it would please God", I'd think that it would mean a whole lot more.

    If this is all they have to offer, who am I to knock it? It's a step in the right direction.
    Who am I to say that my life, my offerings to God as far as what I write or sing, make him rejoice more than this other person's? Who am I to knock the efforts of another, no matter how meager, simply because I feel I have more to offer?

    Who are you to do it either? Shouldn't we be rejoicing when someone makes the effort to give God glory, or just takes that baby step even if their reason isn't exactly what we think it should be?

    What do you think about this? Am I making myself clear enough? It was just something that hit me today because my daughter is singing "Jesus Take the Wheel" in school, and I was a bit suprised. I thought about the issue it is with some people here, and even though I didn't agree with those who were bashing it, I wasn't exactly thrilled that my daughter was learning it rather than something more solid and doctrinally sound, but then I did think of the singer, and the widow and her little bit to offer just really hit me.
     
  2. donnA

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    I think the first thing we should look at is content. Is the thing said, sang or written unbiblical, or satanic.
     
  3. rbell

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    I see where you're coming from, Gina...and Donna, yes content is important.

    I think that some people lose sight of the fact...

    Just because something doesn't explicitly contain the plan of salvation, doesn't make it evil.

    There IS such a thing as a love song that's worth listening to...or a funny song that's simply enjoyable...or a song that tells a good story.

    Some folks either...
    -have too much time on their hands,
    -have a really bad cist, or
    -their pantyhose are too tight.
     
  4. Rachel

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    "Shouldn't we be rejoicing when someone makes the effort to give God glory, or just takes that baby step even if their reason isn't exactly what we think it should be?"

    I do, I love it! [​IMG] A few weeks ago a non-Christian friend told me she was giving my God glory and praise because of something going on in her life. She knew it was from Him, without a doubt. I'm hoping and praying God is drawing her to Him through all of it.
     
  5. rjprince

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    Paul did not bash people just because they did not do it "his way"...

    How about the ones who were of Apollos, or Peter...

    AND of course, what about the way Jesus handled a similar situation...


     
  6. Frenchy

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    Gina good post and insights i think you are on to something. thanks for the good thoughts [​IMG]
     
  7. Berean

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    What about "THEY BAPTISED JESSEE TAYLOR IN GATOR CREEK LAST SUNDAY" or "Kick me through the goalpost Lord Jesus"?
     
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    Come on, Berean, everyone knows it was Cedar Creek. :D
     
  9. Brother Bob

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    I think trying to "get down" is going way too far, but who am I?
     

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