“Thomas said to him, ‘Lord, we don’t know where you are going, so how can we know the way?’ Jesus answered, ‘I am the way and the truth and the life'” (John 14:5-6, NIV).
Recently, I was standing in the Sunday morning contemporary church service singing the lyrics of a worship song. It seemed as though we chanted the words of the chorus a few too many times and I began to wonder if these lyrics were even biblical.
Did Jesus come to hold my hand and help me through all my problems? Did he come to make me feel better about myself?
(As happens from time to time on certain subjects on this blog, my teaching starts shifting into preaching and that may be what occurs with this post.)
Some of the worship songs we sing in our dimly-lit contemporary church services seem to romanticize the love of God beyond what is biblical. Please don’t think I’m against contemporary Christian music as I listen to it frequently and have my own digital tunes collection. I’m just questioning the theology presented in some of the choruses we mindlessly sing in church.