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Spiritual musings, prophetics, lessons, youth ministry, music, etc…by Dan Long

I Believe, Let Me Roar That

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crossI can’t believe the significant increase in traffic over a post I made almost two years ago. The sting and conviction must be increasing and in effect validate the post of the Watchman. The posting, “Roaring on the inside“, was intended to sound a concern with personnel changes with the Newsboys and maybe a little drifting into the Grand Delusion. That discussions that have developed always entered into two schools of thought. One supporting the concern over the possibly veiled acceptance of perverting the scripture or the other supporting such creative license to do what ever with the scripture. The latter always come up with straw man arguments to support the cause but lack scriptural base themselves. The detractors typically come up with, “God Roars”, “Jesus is the Lion of Judah”, “C.S. Lewis has Jesus as Aztlan the lion roaring”, ad nauseam .

Though no retraction ever came out of it I believe the conviction was there on the part of the music team. If my job was to call them out and ensure they remain true to their original call then I feel the job was done. Recently this song has come out, seemingly as a response and I can say, “thank you, Newsboys, well done.”. It’s a great song, I can lead it in worship, I can confess it before others, I can shout it from the mountaintop and more than anything, I can say AMEN to it. Enjoy….

 

 

In this time of desperation
When all we know is doubt and fear
There is only One Foundation
We believe, We believe
In this broken generation
When all is dark, You help us see
There is only One Salvation
We believe, We believe
We believe in God the Father
We believe in Jesus Christ
We believe in the Holy Spirit
And He’s given us new life
We believe in the crucifixion
We believe that He conquered death
We believe in the resurrection
And He’s comin’ back again, we believe
So, let our faith be more than anthems
Greater than the songs we sing
And in our weakness and temptations
We believe, We believe!
We believe in God the Father!
We believe in Jesus Christ!
We believe in the Holy Spirit!
And He’s given us new life!
We believe in the crucifixion!
We believe that He conquered death!
We believe in the resurrection!
And He’s comin’ back again!
Let the lost be found and the dead be raised!
In the here and now, let love invade!
Let the church live love our God will see
We believe, We believe!
And the gates of hell will not prevail!
For the power of God, has torn the vail!
Now we know Your love will never fail!
We believe, We believe!
We believe in God the Father
We believe in Jesus Christ
We believe in the Holy Spirit
And He’s given us new life!
We believe in the crucifixion!
We believe that He conquered death!
We believe in the resurrection!
And He’s comin’ back,
He’s comin’ back again!
He’s comin’ back again!
We believe!

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Author: godsfingers

I'm a musician and worship leader, intent on following wherever God leads and directs me, with His leading's in the Spirit and others bonking me on the head ( hopefully not much of the latter). My life experiences are in blue collar and white collar (engineering) employment, political office, lay ministries, national competition in track and cross country and most importantly marriage and raising a family. God has given me a unique set of skills and character to serve Him and a passion for doing it.

5 thoughts on “I Believe, Let Me Roar That

  1. http://chattanoogabystander.com/2013/06/12/christian-band-newsboys-banned-from-riverbend-after-offensive-performance/

    I just got done watching God is not dead with my psr worker and I was disturbed.
    The roaring of the lion really caught my ears and I immediately thought of satan roaming
    around looking for anyone to devour. Also I don’t believe/agree with any christian bands that use
    rock/metal. It sounds worldly and they just change the lyrics, but its still rock. Praise worthy songs
    I think should sound peaceful not in a concert with 10k people like any other worldly concert.
    I don’t know any bands or what instruments they play but after coming home and reading that
    link, I know they are of satan. The end times are nearing and we must worship in truth and in
    spirit, dont even need to go to church to worship god, but its good to be with other christians.
    Do you have any idea how hard it is to go to heaven? As I watch mass amounts of crowds in concerts I always think how many of them are on their way to hell. You CANNOT serve two masters. Cant go to church on monday and have sex with a prostitute on tuesday.
    Christian rock is so fake and leading masses astray. I liked the movie but not the ending where
    mass amount of “christians” gather for this concert. There is christians in hell ya know?

    • Hi Ed, thanks for your input.

      I judiciously allow links and have allowed yours to show that this, and your subsequent comments, reveal where a problem really lies, and you, sir, are part of the problem. I hope you are aware that the publication in your link is a satire, a purposefully degrading story with no facts at all. You have selected a story to try to give meat to your personal preferences.

      You maintain that decades old rock is bad and of the devil preconception. I hate to break it to you that “worship” is a combination of power, grace, quietude and fun. Try reading the Psalms. The hymns that you cling to as holy are actually bar tunes, church words set to already known bar music. Moody and such knew that to be effective the music had to be acceptable to those being ministered to.

      The point of this posting is meant to NOT throw the baby out with the bath water. The Boys screwed up with the Gods not Dead song but come up aces with this one. As to your point, there are many more hymn singers going to hell also, and there are no Christians in Hell, only those that cling to the name.

  2. I absolutely love this song… my daughter cries when she hears it… but I was truly disappointed to see Billy Graham on the video. This man, so revered by millions, has on multiple occasions denied Christ as the ONLY way, has said Christianity parallels Islam and other blasphemous falsehoods!

  3. Good heavens! Those poor people writing to you! I would never use the works of C.S.Lewis as if they were scripture! That man and his works are EVIL. My kids can’t even read his works. When they try to open the page to begin reading, all they can see is thick black smoke. When they tried to watch “The lion, the witch and the wardrobe’, we got attacked by the demon the witch conjured up on the TV screen. Do the research people, C.S.LEWIS WAS NOT A CHRISTIAN! Even at his end, he had given up the hope that is in Christ, for his Greek pantheon of gods…

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