Songs in church: Cerebrate before you celebrate

There is milk and there is meat. Salvation does not depend on the depth of scriptural understanding; “let the little children come unto me.” The letters of Paul are full of admonitions to “strengthen the inner man” and “renew the mind,” yet many Christians grow very little in their Christian knowledge; they’re happy with skinny dips and paltry sips. Got my ticket punched, done deal. I’m heavenbound.

A very important skill is knowing how to read (or listen) properly. Nowhere is this skill more important than in reading (listening to) the Bible; one’s salvation ultimately depends on it. To celebrate your faith, you first need to understand what you’re celebrating. That’s where your noggin, your meatloaf, your cerebrum (and cerebellum) comes in. Here is one example. All Christians acknowledge that Jesus is God come in the flesh (the incarnation). What does the “incarnation”mean? The answer to that question impacts on the “resurrection” and on Jesus as “Lord.”

There are several wrong theories about the “incarnation.” For example, the Second Person of the Trinity, the Son of God did not merely take on a body; he took on a complete human nature: body, soul and spirit (I wont say anything about the distinction between soul and spirit here). Another wrong understanding: the Father made a special human nature for his Son, This is incorrect, the Son took on the same kind of human nature as human beings. That is why Jesus is called the son of Mary, of David, of Abraham. Another misconception is that in taking on human nature, the Son became a new person. No, he has been a person from eternity.

Here is a popular song: Celebrate Jesus celebrate.

Celebrate Jesus celebrate
Celebrate Jesus celebrate
Celebrate Jesus celebrate
He is risen He is risen
And He lives forevermore
He is risen He is risen
Come on and celebrate
Come on and celebrate
Come on and celebrate
The resurrection of our Lord

As I said earlier, we should think about what we sing. How about also singing about what we think.

Cerebrate Jesus cerebrate
Cerebrate Jesus cerebrate
Cerebrate Jesus cerebrate
He is risen He is risen
And He lives forevermore
He is risen He is risen

Come on and celebrate
Come on and celebrate
Come on and celebrate
The resurrection of our Lord

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2 thoughts on “Songs in church: Cerebrate before you celebrate

  1. Good point; some people say worshipping Jesus is about the “heart” and not the “mind,” but I say that they are out of their mind! Witty title too brother

  2. Pingback: Songs in church: Cerebrate before you celebrate | OneDaringJew | shaynroby

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