If I change the way I think, I can change the way I react [to other people and situations] and behave [in accordance to the will of God].
Are there any Christian love songs?
When I say love songs, I mean romantic songs. Clearly, we worship and praise Christ Jesus, God, and the Holy Spirit. We always speak of our love for God and His love for us.
However, are they any Christian love songs that speak to the purity, promise, and goodness of male/female relationships?
Let’s face it: the world is obsessed with sex. Oftentimes, love is advertised as being the same as sex when truthfully they are not. As Christians trying to exercise godly principles in relationships, we should not use the references of the world to express the nature of our relationships.
A Christian relationship should be different than a worldly relationship. We should not sing the same song. However, are there any songs for us?
The problem I have with Christianity is that we try so hard not to be consumed by the world that we distance ourselves from everything natural. However, we forget thay some of those natural things were created for our delight; its all in how things are done. Sex & relationships are two of those things.
Yes, boys and girls. God created sex for our delight, for it to be shared in companionship between a husband and a wife. Sex is not bad, evil, demonic, satanic, or any of those other words preachers sometimes use to ward off hormone-crazed teens. Sex is a beauitful gift from God. Sex is a way for a man and a woman to join intimately as one in the physical as they have in the spiritual.
But, we are not taught that. We are taught sex is bad, virginity is good. Well, I say maybe we’ve distorted God’s message. I say, we should say what the Bible says. Sex isn’t sin. Sex outside of marriage is sin. There’s a difference.
I went on this tangent about sex because when we look at so-called “love” songs, they’re almost, always about sex. Maybe that’s why we don’t have Christian love songs; maybe because people think we’d be advertising sex.
Well, like I said I think we’ve allowed the message to become distorted. I believe there’s a way for us to honor God and stay firm in His Word but still speak openly about our adoration of our significant others. I believe we can still maintain our godly values and still be candid about the dynamics of relationships. I believe we could spread the gospel on love, love as it is referenced in 1 Corinthians 13: 4-8, love as it was created to be. As I mentioned before, its all about how its done.
Well, that’s the end of my afternoon rant. SN: Please excuse any typos.
A creature cannot understand its true purpose until it yields to the power of its Creator.
Stand up and let your voice be heard!
Worship in public is meaningless without worship in private.
What’s going on on the inside — in the heart — is infinitely more important than what goes on on the outside.
A chilling representation of a piece of our history that we cannot allow people to forget.
I am #TrayvonMartin.
I’m still #SeanBell.
I will forever be #BlairHolt.
Throughout the Americas resistance to slavery and the plantation system took the form of runaway slave communities called maroons, quilombos or mocambos.The most famous runaway slave community of the Americas was Quilombo dos Palmares, a series of Brazilian mocambos founded in the end of the 16th century which survived up until 1694 before being crushed by Portuguese, Indian and white forces. Palmares was formed when a small group of slaves escaped from their home plantation after a rebellion. They violently turned on their masters before taking to the forrests with supplies and all of their worldly possessions. They ventured over the harsh terrain and settled in a valley that came to be the quilombo at Palmares. What began as a small fugitive camp quickly grew in size and complexity. Estimates place the population of Palmares in the 1690’s at around 10,000 to 20,000 inhabitants. The autonomous region successfully defended the territory while simultaneously performing raids on nearby plantations, freeing slaves, destroying crops and stealing supplies. When the territory was finally captured 200 Palmarista soldiers committed suicide rather than return to bondage. In an effort to demoralize and intimidate Africans, the Palmarista general Zambi was decapitated in a public execution and his head put on display. But instead, quilombos continued to exist in Brazil and lore of Zambi spread, as more fugitive slaves formed settlements in Brazil.
Although the chains may have changed, we’re still slaves all the same…