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Archive for March, 2011
The video below is one of the clearest, most clever, and most convincing GOSPEL presentations I have ever heard. It is quoted below for further clarity. The artist is named Propaganda, and he can be found at Humble Beast Records.
It’s the full story of life crushed into four minutes
The entirety of humanity in the palm of your hand crushed into one sentence
Listen, it’s intense, right?
GOD. OUR. SINS. PAYING. EVERYONE. LIFE.
The greatest story ever told that’s hardly ever told
GOD. Yes, GOD.
The maker and giver of life, and by life I mean any and all manner of substance
Seen and unseen; what can and can’t be touched
Thoughts, image, emotions; Love, atoms and oceans
All of which His handiwork, one of which His masterpiece
Made so uniquely that angels looked curiously
The one thing in creation that was made in His imagery
A concept so cold it’s the reason I stay bold
That GOD breathed into man and he became a living soul
Formed with the intent of being infinitely, intimately fond
Creator and creation held in eternal bond
And it was placed in perfect paradise until something went wrong
The species got deceived and started lusting for His job
An odd list of complaints, as if the system ain’t working
And used that same breath He graciously gave us to curse Him
And that sin seed spread through our souls’ genome
And by nature of your nature, your species, you participated in the mutiny
Yes, our sins.
Blackened the human heart. It was over before it started.
Deceived from day one and led away by our own lust
There’s not a religion in the world that doesn’t agree that something’s wrong with us
The question is what is it? And how do we fix it?
Are we eternally separated from a God that may or may not have existed?
But that’s another subject. Let’s keep grinding.
Besides, trying to prove God is like defending a lion.
Homie, it don’t need your help. Just unlock the cage.
Let’s move on on how our debt can be paid.
Short and sweet: the problem is
It’s a cancer, an asthma, choking out our life force
Forcing separation from a perfect and holy GOD
And the only way to get back is to get back to perfection
But silly us…trying to pass the course of life without referring to a syllabus
This is us: heap up your good deeds, chant, pray, meditate
But all of that, of course, is spraying cologne on a corpse
Or you could choose to ignore it, as if something don’t stink
It’s like stepping in dog poop and refusing to wipe your shoe
But all of that ends with, “How good is good enough?”
Take your silly list of good deeds and line them up against perfection
That’s life past your pay grade
The cost of your soul? You ain’t got a big enough piggy bank
But you could give it a shot?
But I suggest you throw away the list
Because even your good acts are an extension of your selfishness
But here’s where it gets interesting
I hope you’re closely listening
Please don’t get it twisted. It’s what makes our faith unique.
Here’s what God says is Part A of the Gospel:
You can’t fix yourself. Quit trying. It’s impossible.
Sin brings death.
Give GOD His breath back. You owe Him!
Eternally separated and the only way to fix it is someone die in your place
And that someone’s got to be PERFECT or the payment ain’t permanent
So if and when you find a perfect person, get that person
To literally trade their perfection for your sin and death in
Clearly, since the only one who can meet God’s criteria is GOD
GOD sent Himself as JESUS to pay the cost for us
His righteousness, His death, functions as
Wrote a check with His life
But at the Resurrection we all cheered, cause that means the CHECK CLEARED!
Pierced feet, pierced hands, blood-stained Son of Man
Fullness, forgiveness, free passage into the Promised Land
That same breath GOD breathed into us GOD gave up to redeem us
And anyone and everyone, and by everyone I mean
Who puts their faith and trust in Him, and Him alone
Can stand in full confidence of GOD’s forgiveness
And here’s what the promise is:
That you are guaranteed full access to return to perfect unity
By simply believing in CHRIST and CHRIST alone
You are receiving
This is the GOSPEL
GOD. OUR. SINS. PAYING. EVERYONE. LIFE.
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