What is your reaction to this?

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  1. cash1611

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    I discoverd this a while back, and thought of those preachers who said, "god don't rock!" what do you all think?:

    Have you ever thought about your soul - can it be saved?
    Or perhaps you think that when you're dead you just stay in your grave
    Is God just a thought within your head or is he a part of you?
    Is Christ just a name that you read in a book when you were in school?

    When you think about death do you lose your breath or do you keep your cool?
    Would you like to see the Pope on the end of a rope - do you think he's a fool?
    Well I have seen the truth, yes I've seen the light and I've changed my ways
    And I'll be prepared when you're lonely and scared at the end of our days

    Could it be you're afraid of what your friends might say
    If they knew you believe in God above?
    They should realize before they criticize
    that God is the only way to love

    Is your mind so small that you have to fall
    In with the pack wherever they run
    Will you still sneer when death is near
    And say they may as well worship the sun?

    I think it was true it was people like you that crucified Christ
    I think it is sad the opinion you had was the only one voiced
    Will you be so sure when your day is near, say you don't believe?
    You had the chance but you turned it down, now you can't retrieve

    Perhaps you'll think before you say that God is dead and gone
    Open your eyes, just realize that he's the one
    The only one who can save you now from all this sin and hate
    Or will you still jeer at all you hear? Yes! I think it's too late.

    -Black Sabbath "After Forever" 1970
     
  2. Pastor_Bob

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    I love a medium-rare ribeye steak; but I wouldn't go to the dumpster to find one. :eek:
     
  3. Molly

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    My response is.....*Glorify God in everything...God is Holy....Does this fit God's character?*

    Just to think about..... :eek:
     
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    Hi cash1611, and welcome to Baptist Board!

    I think songs like that -- and they do pop up in the unlikliest places! -- really show that the world IS aware of the presence and work of God. But the lives of those who have written these songs usually show that they, too, have rejected the truth they know. That is exactly in line with what Paul warns about in Romans 1, about the wrath of God being poured out on those who suppress the truth they know about Him. If those who wrote and sang (sing?) this song do not follow through on what they know is the truth, the very words they have written and sung will rise up in the judgment to condemn them.

    In the meantime, who knows how many people DID end up thinking more about God because of that song and end up turning to Him later?

    God used a book on the occult which I picked up by accident in an airport when I was in my early twenties to get me going into the Bible and serious study again! He seems to be able to use all sorts of unlikely things to grab people's attention!
     
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    I'm sure it's possible that someone might start searching for God (as you said, God can use anything) after hearing this song, but I don't think it's very probable. I know, as a Christian, I would not listen to this group. I think most people would be concentrating on the beat of the music rather than the words. I cannot recall the name of the author; but "The Music of Jubal" is a very good book that addresses this subject in depth.
     
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    Back in 1989, I told our God to get lost, to leave me
    alone, that I was sick of Him, of church, of the
    church's people, I wasn't serving Him anymore.
    What changed my mind? A rockin' song which
    said, "Ya' gotta serve somebody." It said, "It may
    be the devil, or it may be the Lord, But you're
    gonna have to serve somebody."

    Black Sabbath? I don't know them--sounds omin-
    ous. But who knows? I cannot dictate how the
    Spirit moves or through whom He touches the
    minds of His people.

    [ January 02, 2003, 02:22 PM: Message edited by: Abiyah ]
     
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    &lt;----Huge Dylan fan Abiyah.

    Slow Train Coming and Saved are both very strong Christian albums.
     
  8. Mike McK

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    I agree. There's a part of everyone who knows the truth. They may not live it. They may stumble on to it by accident. They may not even know it but it's there.

    It's so easy to say "God will use this" or "God won't use that" but, to quote Chesterton, "God does as He pleases and He does it right well".
     

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