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What this world needs

Discussion in 'General Baptist Discussions' started by tinytim, Sep 12, 2007.

  1. tinytim

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    Casting Crowns says it pretty well...



    What this world needs is not another one hit wonder with an axe to grind
    Another two bit politician peddling lies
    Another three ring circus society
    What this world needs is not another sign waving super saint that's better than you
    Another ear pleasing candy man afraid of the truth
    Another prophet in an Armani suit

    What this world needs is a Savior who will rescue
    A Spirit who will lead
    A Father who will love them in their time of need
    A Savior who will rescue
    A Spirit who will lead
    A Father who will love
    That's what this world needs

    What this world needs is for us to care more about the inside than the outside
    Have we become so blind that we can't see
    God's gotta change her heart before He changes her shirt
    What this world needs is for us to stop hiding behind our relevance
    Blending in so well that people can't see the difference
    And it's the difference that sets the world free

    Jesus is our Savior, that's what this world needs
    Father's arms around you, that's what this world needs
    That's what this world needs

    http://www.songlyrics.com/song-lyri...nd_the_Door/What_This_World_Needs/264635.html


    To listen to it... click here
     
  2. Benjamin

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    Boy, I don’t know Tim. I generally liked it, but I found some of the lyrics to be of uncertain and possibly questionable meanings.

    What this world needs is a Savior that will rescue? (Don’t we already have one???) .A Father who will love them… (We got that too, guess it could be taken that some don't.) We can’t strap our self to the Gospel???... We’re just slowing it down?... (Well if “we” are guilty of some of the things mentioned, then OK) Maybe we need to get out of the way? (Not sure what is meant by not "strapping our self to the Gospel"…then what do we preach toward the GC…we do nothing?) Jesus is going to save the world (Sounds a bit like Universalism?)

    Maybe I’m too analytical? (My daughter would say so) Thought it was pretty good but would personally change a few lyrics, I think.
     
  3. NaasPreacher (C4K)

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    Sure we as Christians have all those things - the world still needs them.

    I am not sure about the "Jesus will save the world" comment.

    I think the rest of the song has a great message.
     
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    Listened to it again a couple times. Still don't know what to think about Jesus saving the world comment, but I understand the comment about "Strapping ourselves to the gospel" as adding our own agendas to the simplicity of the gospel.
     
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    oh, I thought this thread was going to be about free MnM's...

    sorry, I'll be going now...
     
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    Interesting lyrics - it is apparent they are trying to strike a balance between harsh, judgmental fundamentalism vs. the feel-good "relevant" evanjellyfish stuff.

    Is this off a new CD of theirs?
     
  7. NaasPreacher (C4K)

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    This is from the new CD - "The Altar and the Door"
     
  8. ShotGunWillie

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    I thought this was going to be a thread about Charlie Daniels Band
    "What This World Needs is a Few More Rednecks"
     
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    Indeed, they do ... :thumbs:
     
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    my wife always says that what the world needs is a lifeguard and some chlorine for the gene pool.
     
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    :laugh: :laugh:
     
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    My momma would say it "needs a good shellackin'!" Probably cause that's what she said to me so many times growing up. She also always followed through.:laugh:
     
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    Ouch! :laugh:

    I've had my share of shellackins too! ;)
     
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    Great thread TT. I love Casting Crowns! I saw them just this past Friday, (sort of- I was working), At Universal's Rock the Universe.
     
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    In the words of the song:

    What the world needs now is love, sweet love no not for one but for everyone.
    Of course I'm talking about AGAPE love.
     
  16. tinytim

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    I hope to see them on NOV 15th at Charleston WV at the Charleston Civic Center... Anyone else from here going to this concert?
     
  17. NaasPreacher (C4K)

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    What do you think about the "Jesus is going to save the world" comment Tim. I heard the song a couple of times, but didn't think of it till it was posted here.

    What do you think CC meant with that statement?

    So much of their music is theologically and practically sound that I can't think this was a universalist statement.
     
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    Maybe we will find out. I joined and asked them on their own forum :).
     
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    Now, you know, Roger----that the Lord Jesus saves the "Whosoever will's"-----unfortunately, not everyone will be a "whosoever will"----so, the song can't be talking about a "univeral" blanket pardon for salvation.

    Scripture says that one day---the Lord Jesus will save the world in which we live---speaks of creation---a new heaven and new earth---physical earth----He will save the earth, the revolving globe on which we reside!!
     
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  20. NaasPreacher (C4K)

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    Good thot my raven brother - interested to get their perspective.

    BTW, how are you enjoying God's country :) ?
     
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