Here is the song, as written:
Here is the song with "my Jesus" removed:
My skepticism revolves around a couple of items:
a) Why did the words change from performance to performance? - some think the copyright holder may have forced the issue... a thought I am inclined to agree with.
b) What is the intent of AI in utilizing this song? - some think it an attempt to pander...another thought I am inclined to agree with since this was, as I understand it, a money raising event.
Since we can be fairly sure all the singers in that group are not Christians, how is the considering Christian to respond?
Here are a couple of thoughts:
I hate those who regard vain idols,But I trust in the LORD.
For they speak against You wickedly, And Your enemies take Your name in vain.
"Those who regard vain idols Forsake their faithfulness,
I think Christ's exegesis of the prophet Isaiah to the "American Idols" of his day particularly appropriate:
8'THIS PEOPLE HONORS ME WITH THEIR LIPS,
BUT THEIR HEART IS FAR AWAY FROM ME.
9'BUT IN VAIN DO THEY WORSHIP ME,
TEACHING AS DOCTRINES THE PRECEPTS OF MEN.'"
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