We who preach the gospel must not think of ourselves as public relations agents sent to establish good will between Christ and the world. We must not imagine ourselves commissioned to make Christ acceptable to big business, the press, the world of sports or modern education. We are not diplomats but prophets, and our message is not a compromise but an ultimatum. A.W. Tozer
Therefore let God-inspired Scripture decide between us; and on whichever side be found doctrines in harmony with the word of God, in favor of that side will be cast the vote of truth. --Basil of Caesarea
Once you learn to discern, there's no going back. You will begin to spot the lie everywhere it appears.

I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who has strengthened me, because He considered me faithful, putting me into service. 1 Timothy 1:12

Friday, December 30, 2016

Social Gospel Christmas Song


A friend of mine who is still attending the assembly we left two years ago (because he thinks he is still able to affect things) keeps me informed as to bizarre happenings there.  This week he told me what was sung for their Christmas worship service.  The song is nothing but the social gospel heresy.  Take a look at this one, if you can read it all without getting ill.  It is titled, Give this Christmas Away, by Matthew West.


What if I told you
You have the power
To give someone hope
Beyond their wildest dreams
What if I told you
It’s right there in your hands
In your hands

It’s hard to imagine
How something so small
Can make all the difference
Tear down the tallest wall
What if December
Looked different this year
What if we all just

Give this Christmas away
If there’s love in your heart
Don’t let it stay there
Give this Christmas away
And your life will be changed
By the gifts you receive
When you give this Christmas away

It’s feeding the hungry
Serving the poor
It’s telling the orphan
You’re not forgotten anymore
It’s doing what love does
Even when no one’s watching you

Give this Christmas away
If there’s love in your heart
Don’t let it stay there
Give this Christmas away
And your life will be changed
By the gifts you receive
When you give this Christmas away

For God so loved the world
That He gave His only Son
So we could be
His hands, His feet, His love
His love

What if I told you
You have the power
To give someone hope
Far beyond their wildest dreams
What if December
Looked different this year
Yah what if we all just

Give this Christmas away
If there’s love in your heart
Don’t let it stay there
Give this Christmas away
And your life will be changed
By the gifts you receive
When you give this Christmas away

Give this Christmas away
You have the power
Just give it away
Give it away
Give it away
This Christmas
Give it away
Give Christmas away
Give it away


Did I miss a gospel message in there?  Really, does this song even mention the birth of Christ, let alone the reason he came?  Oh, but it makes people feel good to sing it.  I have one word to describe this song — disgusting.

I am so glad to have left that assembly when they started their downhill slide.

2 comments:

Ralph M. Petersen-Always Right; Sometimes Wrong! said...

When I got to the part that said, "God so loved the world that He gave His Son", I nearly puked.

Anonymous said...

I vomited in my mouth. Can we just "Throw it Away??