Murder, Ever Feel Like It?

29 12 2008

Let me first say that the title of this is intentionally ridiculous. It’s meant to be an attention getter. Recently, Ray Boltz made it public that he is actively living a homosexual lifestyle. Without getting into the endless debate as to whether homosexuality is moral or immoral, I’d like to bring to some attention to his newest single that he has released. The new single is titled “Don’t Tell Me Who To Love” (the songs lyrics are posted below). The first verse of the song is really good. He reflects on a court case that took place in 1966, regarding inter-racial marriage. I am pleased with the progress that our country has made in regard to racial equality. This is illustrated with the election of Senator Barack Obama to be the next President. 

I’m not going to even address the second verse of the song, because when reading and listening to it I am assuming what Boltz is meaning. Unfortunately, he doesn’t clearly say what he means. The most likely assumption is that he is referring to homosexual marriage, but since he doesn’t specifically define what he is meaning I’m not going to assume.

What I do want to bring the most attention to is what Boltz communicates in the chorus of the song. Boltz justifies actions based on feelings! “Don’t tell me that’s there’s something wrong because I feel like this.”  What? Does he really mean that? Has he really stopped to think about what he is communicating? In case he hasn’t stopped to think about what he is communicating, allow me to flesh it out. Based on that line of logic, I can do whatever I want to, because I feel like it. I can murder because someone makes me mad. I can help someone out because I happen to be in a good mood. I can do “filll in the blank” because I “fill in the blank.” Would that hold up in court? “Sorry you honor, I just had a bout with rage that’s why I beat that person to a pulp, so I didn’t really don anything wrong. Don’t judge me.” The judge would throw me in jail so fast! Yes, the line makes a good rhyme, but it would be a horrible method to determine right and wrong! 

Our culture is failing to think with the lump that’s in most cases 3 feet above their rear end! Why do we accept junk philosophy like this? My wish would be that this post would encourage you to take a logical look at the way you make decisions. Do you make decisions based on the way you feel, or based on a fundamental truth that you believe in? 

SONG LYRICS: “Don’t Tell Me Who To Love”

written by Ray Boltz (c) 2008 Shepherd Boy Music/ASCAP

VERSE ONE

The year was 1966 and they were wearing their wedding bands

She was black and he was white and some people didn’t understand

The judge said that’s not legal, the preacher called it a sin

But they couldn’t stop them cause he loved her and she loved him

CHORUS

Don’t tell me who to love, don’t tell me who to kiss

Don’t tell me that there’s something wrong because I feel like this

I know what’s in my heart, that should be enough

Don’t tell me, don’t tell me no, don’t tell me who to love

VERSE TWO 

Maybe you’re in love today and you’ve been making wedding plans

But there is someone in your way shouting things cause they don’t understand

The judge says that’s not legal, the preacher calls it a sin

Oh you just remember they were wrong before and they’re wrong again 

REPEAT CHORUS

BRIDGE 

Now there always will be hatred and voices that condemn

Oh but I believe that true love is gonna make it in the end 

REPEAT CHORUS (fade)





Joined the Cult

9 10 2008

So I have now officially become a member of one of the fastest growing and most vocal cults in our country. I now have a Mac. Recently, I began to make the switch from pc to mac and I’m learning it’s harder than I originally anticipated. Don’t get me wrong, I really like the Mac, but there are some things that I’m still struggling to get used to. I’ve been told by a buddy of mine that for a week or so I’ll be frustrated and then one day everything will just click. I’m patiently waiting for that day.





“I Love You More.”

30 09 2008
Last night I went to see “Fireproof”, and for the most part it was a great movie. Of course, like all low-budget movies, there was some acting that left something to be desired. For the most part the characters did pretty well. I must give credit to Kirk Cameron for doing a good job as well. I know that not everyone has seen the movie yet, so in no way will I spoil it, but I do want to share something that stood out to me.

The Christian life is illustrated in an amazing way through marriage. When Cameron’s character throws his computer out and leaves the simple note “I love you more”, I was blown away! He was telling his wife that he loved her more than anything. I began to think of how God has communicated with me. The all-powerful God, the God who owns everything, and reigns over everything chooses to love me more. He goes so far to show His love that He sent Jesus to purchase my life back from sin. In the same way that Cameron discards his computer and leaves roses, Jesus has discarded my sin and left righteousness. In the same way that the character left a note that said “I love you more”, Jesus has left the scriptures that testify “I love you more.”

As I consider what my response to this kind of love should be, I am overwhelmed knowing that I can not respond in an adequate way. The amazing thing about the love of God is that it is not contingent on who I am nor is the maintenance of His love contingent on who I am, it is all based on who He is. My prayer is that God will change my love. Cause me to love Him and not His blessings.