Started by Pete, September 24, 2008, 10:30:08 pm
Quote from: Pete on September 24, 2008, 10:30:08 pmRecently, we had a post here about Mike Guglielmucci, who wrote the song "Healer", but who also lied to people and told them he had cancer. You've probably all heard the song "Thank You", which has been sung at funerals and as an anthem to church workers for years, and yet Ray Boltz, who wrote this song, has now come out of the closet and is living an openly gay lifestyle, "accepting who he is". The question is, are these songs any less powerful, or any less worthy, because of the lifestyles of the people who wrote them? If the song "Thank You" blessed us 10 years ago, why can't it still bless us today? I am a firm believer that everyone, EVERYONE has something for me from God. I'm really just beginning to LIVE that way, but I'm slowly realizing that God speaks to me in the most unlikely of ways. People that I am diametrically opposed to doctrinally have shown me some powerful Truths in the past few years. God has spoken to me through the lyrics of secular music. You get the idea... There are times when I am just happily posting along on the forum, and someone will post something that just pierces my heart. It doesn't really matter who they are, what they believe, or how they live. Those are the times I stop and take note, because I recognize and honor that God has chosen, for whatever reason, to use that person as a vessel to minister to me. I submit to you then, that the lyrics to Ray Boltz's song "Thank You" are not Ray Boltz's lyrics at all, but rather he was simply an imperfect conduit for which God chose to speak forth those words. That is what I believe that scripture means. "My sheep know My voice." Knowing when He is speaking, no matter where it is coming from.
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