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Descending Into Hell

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , on September 14, 2009 by mccoolio

children4According to an article I read, over 20,000 children in the US are abducted each year and sold into sex slavery. I had no idea. God through James the writer tells us that if we are Christians, and that if we claim to follow Jesus that true religion in the sight of God the Father says that we  should be very concerned about this.

I got the Christian hardcore band “Sleeping Giant’s” new cd the other day: Sons of Thunder. On it, they have a song titled “Descending into Hell”. It’s about child sex slavery. Here’s the lyrics, read them all the way to the end:

I’m rigged to Fire, and I’m set to blow
I cannot live in this state, break down the doors smash every window, to help the orphans escape
What would Jesus do?
I think illuminate
You know what’s “unbiblical?”
That’s Jesus sitting sitting in some blackened room
These people live so violated and we’re concerned with church agendas Oh My God
Pure religion says I fight this war
The hidden millions in our own back yard, exploited masses These kids are all alone, waiting for someone
I tell you what’s “biblical” the master came to set the captive free, and we should be like him, we will worship and pray, then instigate their release!
I can’t see Jesus in this Pollutes my trust, it fills my heart with hate
I hear their muffled screams, these children terrified
God what is right, I cant stand by and…
I refuse to stand by in this house of fear, its innocent kids who pay the real price, in the House of Fear
Take back every throw away life from the House of Fear
Cant live for myself as innocence dies, in the House of Fear!
Holy God Where are you in the dark and hidden place?
How can I sleep when children live as slaves, these are your people Oh God
Ill pray and Ill move, Father say the Word!
Cause this is unspeakable, slithering darkness but Ill bring the light
And by the morning they’ll all be gone, given the chance to lead a different life
Descending into Hell
Cause these Kids are for sale, we walk into Hell
For those locked in a cell, we walk into Hell
Some can’t speak for themselves, we walk into Hell
Even Jesus himself walked into Hell

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Wow. What an incredible song. You may not like the music,its really heavy, but the words really hit me hard.

What would Jesus do? So many times we use this question in the negative: what would Jesus not do? He wouldn’t get mad all the time,he wouldn’t watch that movie,he wouldn’t react that way. Maybe we need to start asking that question more in the positive. What would Jesus do? Would Jesus get involved if he knew he could help save a child from being abducted? I’m thinking: dadgum right He would.

You know what’s “unbiblical?”

That’s Jesus sitting sitting in some blackened room
These people live so violated and we’re concerned with church agendas Oh My God

Pure religion says I fight this war

Conservative Christians, and I’m one, we get so caught up in what’s scriptural, adding and subtracting from the Word of God, doing bible things in bible ways. And that’s good, to be zealous for God’s Word. But in the context of this song, to be that way,and ignore injustice and suffering….. I’m pretty sure God isn’t pleased.

I refuse to stand by in this house of fear, its innocent kids who pay the real price, in the House of Fear. What’s he talking about, in the house of fear? What’s he talking about, in the house of fear? I’m not sure but to get involved with rescuing kids and teenagers from sex slavery might get a little dicey, dealing with some pretty serious scumbags. I’m sure it would be the best idea to get the authorities involved in most cases but there might come a time when you might have to take some risks to rescue someone. Maybe that’s what he’s talking about.
Cause these Kids are for sale, we walk into Hell
For those locked in a cell, we walk into Hell
Some can’t speak for themselves, we walk into Hell
Even Jesus himself walked into Hell

I tell you what, these guys have a way with words. This song has got me so fired up to do good. There are so many kids that need somebody to help them, to rescue them, to mentor them, to guide them, to listen to them, to pay them a little attention.

Even Jesus himself walked into Hell.


Poetry Wednesday

Posted in The LORD with tags , , , on December 24, 2008 by mccoolio

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Hey guys,

I’m a little late on my Poetry Tuesday. I had nasal surgery Tuesday morning and I’m still not out of the woods yet. So I’m doing a belated Poetry Tuesday on Wednesday.  I know that not doing it on Tuesday devastated a lot of people. Sorry.

The following poems were in my college Lit book. The first is by William Blake  (1757-1827),  and is entitled ” The Lamb”. It’s really cool when a master artist; poet, painter, or sculptor lends their talents to glorifying God.

The second has the birth of Christ as the main theme and is by Christina Rossetti  (1830-1894) and is entitled” A Christmas Carol”. The poem starts by talking about the bleakness of midwinter. which could be an analogy for  sin. Then the middle section is a worship to God. But my favorite is the last stanza:

What can I give Him,
Poor as I am?
If I were a shepherd
I would bring a lamb,
If I were a wise man
I would do my part,
Yet what I can I give Him,

Give my heart.

The Lamb

Little Lamb, who made thee?
Dost thou know who made thee?
Gave thee life, and bid thee feed,
By the stream and o’er the mead;
Gave thee clothing of delight,
Softest clothing, woolly, bright;
Gave thee such a tender voice,
Making all the vales rejoice?
Little Lamb, who made thee?
Dost thou know who made thee?

Little Lamb, I’ll tell thee,
Little Lamb, I’ll tell thee.
He is called by thy name,
For He calls Himself a Lamb.
He is meek, and He is mild;
He became a little child.
I a child, and thou a lamb,
We are called by His name.
Little Lamb, God bless thee!
Little Lamb, God bless thee!

A Christmas Carol

1. In the bleak mid-winter
Frosty wind made moan,
Earth stood hard as iron,
Water like a stone;
Snow had fallen, snow on snow,
Snow on snow,
In the bleak mid-winter
Long ago.

2. Our God, Heaven cannot hold Him
Nor earth sustain;
Heaven and earth shall flee away
When He comes to reign:
In the bleak mid-winter
A stable-place sufficed
The Lord God Almighty,
Jesus Christ.

3. Enough for Him, whom cherubim
Worship night and day,
A breastful of milk
And a mangerful of hay;
Enough for Him, whom angels
Fall down before,
The ox and ass and camel
Which adore.

4. Angels and archangels
May have gathered there,
Cherubim and seraphim
Thronged the air,
But only His mother1
In her maiden bliss,
Worshipped the Beloved
With a kiss.

5. What can I give Him,
Poor as I am?
If I were a shepherd
I would bring a lamb,
If I were a wise man
I would do my part,
Yet what I can I give Him,
Give my heart.


Balance

Posted in The LORD with tags , , on November 18, 2008 by mccoolio

God is balanced: He is Love. He loves us so much that He gave His one and only Son that whoever believes in Him won’t die but have everlasting life.

Here though is the balance:

Romans 1:18  For the wrath of God is being revealed from heaven against all the godlessness and wickedness of men…..

Does this mean (it certainly strongly implies) that faithlessness, ungodliness, & unrighteousness makes Him VERY ANGRY?

The God who can easily hear 6 billion prayers at once, who created this magnificent, boundless, awesome universe, who created so many things that we may never understand, can and does balance an amazing, limitless love that never ends, with wrath, anger, hatred for sin, and separation from anything that isn’t righteous (not right) and good.

The good News? There’s an answer to this divine dilemma.     Jesusbalance-scales

God made Him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in Him we might become the righteousness of God.

So, team up with THAT guy.