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Worship Flops: 10,000 REASONS by Matt Redman

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Why are Christian worship leaders such an endless stream of worship bombs?  Why do our leaders find it so hard to write lyrics that actually worship God instead of insulting Him and/or worshiping something other than Him?  There are two main reasons why Christendom is inundated with bad worship lyrics: a lack of conviction and a lack of caring.  The first reason—a lack of conviction—is the better excuse.  A man can’t be expected to know something that God hasn’t taught him yet, and in some cases, we have well-meaning souls crafting really bad lyrics in a sincere effort to please God.  Happily for all of us, God judges us by our intentions, and when He sees that we really do want to please Him, He is pleased.  Because God takes His time in educating humans on spiritual matters, and because He educates us all in a different order, then if you’re listening to God in your own life, the day will come when you start seeing errors in lyrics that other Christians aren’t seeing.  What do you do when this happens?  You obey the convictions God is giving you.  When God tells you that He doesn’t like a set of lyrics, then you need to stop singing them at Him.  It doesn’t mean that you get up on stage and condemn everyone else in the room for singing those lyrics, because the fact that God is telling you to do something is not the same as Him authorizing you to go bossing other people around.  Convicting souls is God’s job.

So wait—if convicting souls is God’s job, then why do we write a bunch of articles that rip all over worship lyrics?  You don’t know why we do it.  Sure we can claim to have God’s authorization to write these things, but that’s a claim that you can’t possibly verify from where you’re sitting.  How we justify our actions is irrelevant—what matters for you is whether God has anything useful to say to you through this article.  Why are you even reading it?  Why are you even on our site?  You see, you need to take responsibility for your own actions in life, and that is what we teach you to do.  In general this idea is very poorly handled by Christian leaders—they’re either trying to give you convictions that will benefit them, or they’re encouraging you to ignore what God is telling you while they whitewash themselves as ultra-holy.  We’re always going to push you to talk to God directly in life, because pleasing Him is all that matters.  We’ll also educate you about some general patterns that God has been known to follow—such as educating individual souls at different paces.  We’ll caution you about making common Christian mistakes—such as assuming that your personal convictions must apply to everyone else on the planet.  But at the end of the day, it’s about you and God.

So then, it’s a fact that most of the worship leaders surrounding you in the Church today are being very lousy spiritual role models.  We say this because we want to help you mature in the area of spiritual discernment, and discernment is about calling things by their right names.  Today in the Church, it’s very popular to label immaturity as maturity, and blatant spiritual rebels as anointed men and women of God.  Today most leaders are dragging you, pressuring you, and coercing you into joining them in their rebellious states.  Clearly if you listen to them, you’re going to end up on the wrong side of God’s patience.  But daring to go against the majority is something humans have always found intimidating.  To help you develop the right motivations for separating yourself from leaders who are dragging you astray, we write articles like this: ones in which we point out what is wrong with the lyrics of well-circulated worship songs which your leaders are likely to promote as fabulous.  We point out what is wrong with the lyrics from God’s point of view, because His opinion is the only one that matters.

There are right and wrong reasons to rebel against authority.  When you’re just acting out of petty jealousy, or when you’re refusing to submit because your ego is so large that you feel you are beyond needing any instruction in life, those are wrong reasons to rebel.  As Christians, we shouldn’t be causing division to please humans—either ourselves or others.  Instead, we need to be making sure that our actions are being led by God, and we won’t be any good at following God’s lead until we are putting effort into listening to Him.  What does it look like to listen to God in life?  Well, suppose you were in a crowded room and you were waiting for your friend to arrive.  While you are talking to other people, you are consciously listening for the sound of your friend’s voice.  Your attention is divided: it’s partly on the people you’re interacting with, but there’s always a part of your mind that’s focused on listening for any sound of your friend’s voice in the noise around you.  This kind of attentive listening stance is one that your soul needs to learn to take in life.  Listening to God doesn’t mean you have to be sitting in a prayer closet staring at a wall.  It doesn’t mean you can’t be doing other things.  But it does mean that your soul has a very receptive attitude towards God, and is eagerly waiting to hear His next word to you.

Now earlier we said there are two reasons why Christian worship leaders are so incompetent at writing lyrics which actually honor God.  The first issue is that so many of our leaders are simply lacking in understanding about what it means to really honor God.  In other words, they are spiritually immature.  There’s nothing wrong with being immature until you start trying to lead others—then your immaturity ends up getting all over them and causes  you to be a terrible influence.  This is what is happening today in the Church: Christians elect spiritual infants to lead them, then they end up negatively impacted when those infants do such a terrible job.  In such situations, everyone is to blame because no one is seeking God’s input.  If they were, God would tell them not to assign spiritual babies the work of spiritual adults.  But when we refuse to listen to God, He spanks us with the fruits of our own stupidity, and round and round we go until the Church as a whole is a cesspool of carnal idiocy.

So then, when leaders who don’t yet understand how to honor God with lyrics sit down to compose worship lyrics, the results are usually pretty bad.  Instead of calling bad lyrics out for what they are, everyone starts gushing over them as amazing and “Divinely inspired” and soon we’re all sounding like idiots as we repeat some fool’s idea of good words over and over again. This is what happens when there is a lack of conviction on the part of the song writer.  But another very common issue is a lack of caring.  In this second scenario, the songwriter is receiving conviction from God that God thinks the new lyrics are lousy, yet the songwriter is so greedy for fame and money that he tells God to stuff it.  Standing on the outside of a person, you can’t tell whether their foolishness is being driven by a lack of conviction or a lack of caring.  All you have to go by is the fact that Yahweh and Jesus have always said a lack of caring is a far greater issue than a lack of conviction.  In both the Old and New Testaments, we find Yahweh and Jesus spending a lot of time reaming people out for refusing to obey the convictions they were receiving.  Both Yahweh and Jesus describe spiritual rebels as frequently claiming to be innocent of rebellion.  They both teach that spiritual rebels will often look quite dedicated on the outside—piling up the good works, engaging in religious rituals, praying flowery prayers, making hefty offerings to God, and insisting that they can’t fathom why God would be upset with them.  The fact that spiritual rebels are such notorious liars makes it impossible for you to pick them out from the spiritual infants who honestly don’t know better than to do what they’re doing.  So it’s a mess—but hardly one you need to concern yourself with, because judging others is not your job.  Your job is to focus on pleasing God in your own life, and that means being receptive to any new information that He might want to share with you.

Looking for new insights from God is the only reason you should be reading any of our articles.  If you’re not listening for Him, then you’re just wasting your time.  Any fool can sit down and blather on about their personal view of things, but who even cares what some human thinks about a worship song?  If God isn’t talking to you through our material, then by all means, stop wasting your time on our site.  If He is talking to you, then you need to obey any convictions He’s giving you: it’s that simple.  Life is about you and God, not you and other humans.

So now that we’ve said all of that, let’s get into the lyrics of yet another famous worship song: Matt Redman’s 10,000 Reasons, which sometimes goes by the alternate title of Bless the Lord.  If you’re a true Christian, then you’re a polytheist, which means you worship multiple Gods.  The Gods you worship are Yahweh, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit.  You might call Yahweh God the Father, and you might call the Holy Spirit the Holy Ghost, but the point is that there are real Gods and false gods and a true Christian only worships the real Gods.

Now with their obsession with Trinitarian nonsense, Christians get squeamish about being called polytheists.  With their lips, Christians insist that they worship only one God, but in practice, they worship Three.  Start paying more attention to the lyrics of the worship songs you sing and you’ll find that some songs are directed at Yahweh, others specifically address Jesus, and still others are talking exclusively to the Holy Spirit.  So, like it or not, you are a polytheist.  You have to be or you’ll end up in Hell, so stop listening to these fools who tell you that polytheism is a bad word.

So now that we understand there are three Gods, which God is Matt Redman addressing in his song?  You don’t know until the very end, when he refers to Jesus.  Jesus is the only God he mentions by Name—the rest of the time he just uses the generic title of Lord.  Lord can be applied to any of our Gods, and in the Bible, Yahweh was the main Recipient of this title.  But today, Christians tend to refer to Jesus as Lord and Yahweh as God.  Identifying which God a songwriter is addressing is critical to identifying whether the rest of the lyrics are appropriate or not.  Now that we know Matt Redman had Jesus in mind when he wrote 10,000 Reasons, let’s check out the first lyrics.  This song begins with the chorus, which is then repeated many times.  Here are the chorus lyrics:

[Chorus] Bless the Lord oh my soul; Oh my soul
Worship His holy Name
Sing like never before; Oh my soul
I’ll worship Your holy Name

So who are you telling your soul to bless?  Jesus.  Who are you worshiping?  No one.  You’re not worshiping Jesus, just His “holy Name.”  Is this a problem?  Yes, it’s a massive problem.  If you sing along with Matt on this song, you’ll end up declaring your intention to worship a name fifteen times. You will never once declare your intentions to worship Jesus Himself.  This song doesn’t encourage you to worship a real God.  Instead, it puts forth the insane suggestion that you can actually bless Jesus by worshiping a word which you associate with Him instead of worshiping Him directly.

Now wait a second—aren’t we being nitpicky?  Jesus…the Name of Jesus…the Blood of Jesus…the cross of Jesus…what’s the difference?  Well, what’s the difference between you and your shoes?  If your friend comes over and starts talking to your car instead of you, would you still feel like he was talking to you?  Suppose you exhaust yourself building a house and when it’s done, everyone applauds the tools you used and gives them the credit for creating the structure—would that please you?  Do you want to keep dating a woman who always talks about how much she loves your house but never professes her love for you?

Jesus is God Almighty.  He is a specific, living Entity.  He is not a sound that you make with your vocal cords.  He is not a word that you can pronounce.  He is God.  When you worship a name, you are not worshiping God.  Instead, you are taking something which you associate with God and turning that something into an idol which you are replacing God with.

Of all three of our glorious Creators, Jesus is the One who modern day Christians target the most with this “idols by association” garbage.  Today Christians never stop talking about the Name of Jesus, the Blood of Jesus, and the cross of Jesus.  We are such idolatrous morons that we actually sell replicas of the nails and crown of thorns that we read about Jesus being persecuted with in the biblical records.  We sell crosses online which we claim have the actual power to ward off demons.  We fill up containers with water, chant a spell over them, and declare that the liquid is now the literal Blood of Christ—and obviously, His Blood has power.

Today Christians obsess over the things of Jesus while they grossly disrespect Jesus Himself.  We are so into worshiping anything but the actual God, that when we run out of physical props, we move on to the attributes of Jesus.  We wax on about how much we delight in His power, His love, and His redeeming grace, but we rarely get around to actually talking about how much we value Jesus Himself.  You see, Jesus is not a Name.  He isn’t some physical object that we can preserve in a glass shrine and worship as a sacred relic.  Jesus isn’t the cross you wear around your neck. He isn’t some mystical aura that you can suck into some piece of wood or some flask of water and then use to drive demons out of your house.  When you go around declaring your faith in the things and attributes of Jesus—when you actually talk about worshiping a word instead of God Himself, are you really blessing Jesus?  Not hardly.  Like Yahweh and the Holy Spirit, Jesus detests idolatry.  He hardly finds it pleasing when His so-called followers talk more about His blood, Name, and power than they do about Him.

The Jews who you read about in the Bible were entrenched in sorcery.  Even the guys you’re taught to admire—guys like Peter, John and Moses—were up to their necks in idiotic superstitions which were motivated by a greedy lust for power.  The reason you find Jews in the Old and New Testaments swearing in the Name of Yahweh was because they actually thought that they could control the flow of God’s power by simply uttering His Name.  The ancient Jews were huge fans of the power of the spoken word—an utterly absurd belief that humans can control time, matter, circumstances, and God simply by verbally declaring their wills out loud.  Read through the Psalms and you’ll find David calling down all kinds of malicious curses onto the heads of his enemies (see Psalm 109: Learning from David’s Hatefest).  When David cursed someone, he really believed that the universe would bow to his will and make his curse come true.  It was because the Jews were so high on their potent power as wannabe sorcerers that Yahweh ordered the immediate execution of any Jewish child who cursed his father or mother.  In Old Testament times, a child who spoke to his parents this way would be sincerely trying to bring terrible harm to his parents.  Such cursing was driven by the same malicious intentions as premeditated murder, and it was the intentions that Yahweh was punishing with His execution laws.  Today the old “curse your parents and die” law sounds extreme to us, but this is because we don’t understand the cultural context.  Yahweh did understand what cursing meant to the Jews.  So did Jesus, and in the Gospels we find Him directly addressing the absurd Jewish belief that there was actual power in names.  Aside from using names to bless and curse other humans, Jews were also big fans of swearing by names which they associated with power.  Soon swearing by names developed into swearing by sacred things, such as Yahweh’s Temple in Jerusalem.  But as time went on, the swearing games got so insulting that preachers were telling Jews that to swear by God’s Temple wasn’t as powerful as swearing by the gold that was stored in the Temple.  Then they said that to swear by the actual sacrificial altar wasn’t nearly as potent as swearing by the animal that was put on the altar.  In other words, people were drifting farther and farther away from revering Yahweh Himself, as they chose to spend their awe on objects like gold and animals which were not directly associated with Him.  Jesus spoke out against all of this guff during His long speech against the Pharisees in Matthew 23.  Standing inside the Temple that everyone was making such a fuss over, Jesus called Jewish preachers out on many of the carnal games they were playing.

“Woe to you, you blind guides! For you say that it means nothing to swear ‘by God’s Temple,’ but that it is binding to swear ‘by the gold in the Temple.’ Blind fools! Which is more important—the gold or the Temple that makes the gold sacred? And you say that to swear ‘by the altar’ is not binding, but to swear ‘by the gifts on the altar’ is binding. How blind! For which is more important—the gift on the altar or the altar that makes the gift sacred? When you swear ‘by the altar,’ you are swearing by it and by everything on it. And when you swear ‘by the Temple,’ you are swearing by it and by God, who lives in it. And when you swear ‘by heaven,’ you are swearing by the throne of God and by God, who sits on the throne!” (Matt. 23:13-22)

In this speech, Jesus says that playing games with the actual words they were saying doesn’t get the Jews out of being accountable for trying to swear by Yahweh Himself, and throwing Yahweh’s Name around was something He ordered the Jews not to do in His Old Covenant Laws.

“Do not swear falsely by My Name and so profane the Name of your God. I am Yahweh.” (Lev. 19:12)

During His famous Sermon on the Mount, Jesus commanded Yahweh followers to stop with the swearing all together.  First, such constant swearing was disrespectful to Yahweh. Second, it was an absurd attempt to flaunt power which humans don’t possess.  By the time you’re disrespecting God and trying to act like a wannabe sorcerer, who are you spiritually aligning with?  Satan, not God.  This is why Jesus says:

“Again, you have heard that it was said to the people long ago, ‘Do not break your oath, but fulfill to Yahweh the vows you have made.’ But I tell you, do not swear an oath at all: either by heaven, for it is God’s throne; or by the earth, for it is His footstool; or by Jerusalem, for it is the city of the Great King. And do not swear by your head, for you cannot make even one hair white or black. All you need to say is simply ‘Yes’ or ‘No’; anything beyond this comes from the evil one.” (Matt. 5:33-36)

For Jews who were absolutely addicted to verbal spell casting, this was a really tough command to swallow.  Today modern Christians are working hard to imitate the idiocy of the ancient Jews, and this is why we have Matt Redman writing a song in which he is urging his fellow Christians to worship a name instead of God Himself.  The whole idea that the things we associate with Jesus possess mystical powers is one which we picked up from the foolish Jews. And since we associate the Bible with God, of course we worship that as well, and today Christians are taught to treat the Bible like their personal book of incantations.  Want God to do something for you?  Just hurl some verse in His face which you’ve decided is an irrevocable promise which He’s given you.  In your idolatrous mind, it’s the power of the written words that will force God to bow to your will.  In other words, you’re trying to use some magic talisman to control Him.

Today when Christians pray, they often close with the phrase “In the Name of Jesus, amen.”  Why are we doing this?  Why do we pray in Jesus’ Name instead of just talking to Jesus?  Why do we feel the need to slap His Name onto the end of requests that are very important to us? Because we’ve decided that the Name itself can suck power from the Being who we associate with it.  We get this notion from the ancient Jews, who were all about flinging names around to get things done (see In Jesus’ Name, Amen: How does God feel about the traditional Christian sign-off?).

With New Testament Israel drowning in name flinging sorcerers, what was an effective way for Jesus to draw attention to Himself?  Well, if His disciples started attaching Jesus’ Name to the miracles that Jesus performed through them, that would certainly be an attention grabber.  This is why Jesus instructed His group of superstitious sorcerer wannabes to do things in His Name—because He knew that His disciples were going to be doing things in someone’s name. They didn’t have the maturity to stop with the name flinging, so Jesus chose to work within their foolishness instead of forcing them to grow up.  Our Gods don’t force maturity upon us—instead, They give us the option of choosing rebellion over obedience.  Jesus’ disciples did a whole lot of rebelling, which is why we find them modeling such arrogance and spiritual blindness in the Gospels, in Acts, and in their later epistles. At the end of Revelation, the superstitious disciple John arrogantly declares that anyone who dares to alter one word of what he’s written will end up eternally damned by God (see Change the Bible, Go to Hell: Debunking Christian Superstitions).  Yeah, right.  Only in John’s delusional mind do Yahweh, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit hold some writing of John’s in such high esteem.  But today, do we recognize what an idolatrous dingdong John was being with his ridiculous curse flinging?  Do we recognize what a power hungry twerp David is acting like when he goes around cursing everyone he can’t stand in his psalms?  Do we point out how delusional the New Testament Jews were to think that Satan rules this world?  No, we call all of this immature behavior “Divinely inspired.”  Then, when we see Yahweh and Jesus graciously stooping to work with people amid their ignorance, we say, “See?  If God agrees with it, it must be true.”  Well, no, this is absurd logic.  The fact that Jesus told His boys to do miracles in His Name does not mean that Jesus was literally transferring Divine power into the hands of bumbling mortals, nor does it mean that the very common Jewish name of Yeshua actually has Divine power.

We are all steeped in ignorance and misconceptions.  No human has anything close to a complete grasp of truth.  If our Gods weren’t willing to work with us within the framework of our foolishness—if They weren’t willing to reveal truth to us one tiny crumb at a time—then we’d have no hope of ever understanding anything.  But when our Gods do show us something—like how absurd this worship of a name is—then we need to listen and make any changes that They tell us to make.  Jesus is God Almighty, not a mere name.  The definition of idolatry is the worship of anything other than the real Gods.  We all start off worshiping a whole pantheon of beings, concepts, and objects.  As we mature, we will find the real Gods revealing our idols to us and giving us the resources we need to separate ourselves from those false gods.  The real Gods will teach us to keep narrowing the focus of our worship until we are worshiping Them alone—not Them plus a bunch of objects and ideas that we associate with Them.  To worship our Gods just for being our Gods—to cherish Them for who They are and not just for what They can do for us—this is the goal we want to be moving towards.  As human beings, we were created to revolve around the Beings who created us.  We worship the real Gods because those Gods are the Ones who utterly define us—They are the point and purpose of everything.  They are the Supreme Authorities—the true reality—the only Beings who do not depend on anything or anyone to sustain Them.  Whether we approve of Them or not, the real Gods remain the only Beings who qualify as being worthy of total reverence and absolute submission.

Because 10,000 Reasons encourages us to talk about worshiping a name—a mere word that we pronounce—it falls miserably short of encouraging us to really honor Jesus.  We’re not ancient Jews, and we shouldn’t be promoting their idolatrous obsession with names.  As Christians, we shouldn’t be worshiping words.  We should only be worshiping the true Gods.

After clarifying that we’re worshiping a name in the chorus, Matt Redman moves us on to the first verse, where he paints a nice picture of a soul waking up each day eager to worship God. This is certainly a nice idea, and it would be a lot nicer if the “song” we were constantly singing was actually focused on Jesus and not just a word.

[Verse 1] The sun comes up; It’s a new day dawning
It’s time to sing Your song again
Whatever may pass; And whatever lies before me
Let me be singing when the evening comes

[Chorus]

After repeating the chorus, in which we once again command our own souls to bless Jesus by worshiping a word which we associate with Him, we come to Verse 2, where Matt has us list off several positive attributes about Jesus.

[Verse 2] You’re rich in love and You’re slow to anger
Your Name is great and Your heart is kind
For all Your goodness I will keep on singing
Ten thousand reasons for my heart to find

[Chorus]

The reference to Jesus’ Name being “great” only adds to the tiresome fixation on names in this song.  Why can’t Jesus Himself be great?  What if no one cared about Jesus’ Name?  In real life, Jesus is both globally respected and disrespected.  Jesus is one of the most common swear words English speakers use—and that’s hardly complimentary. So, yeah, Jesus’ Name is “great”—if by great we mean “famous” or “well-known.”  It’s a very popular cussword.  It’s considered an extremely potent one-word spell among Christians.  Are these the examples of “greatness” that we’re trying to remind Jesus of when we declare that His Name is great?  No?  Then what are we trying to say?

You need to think about what you say to God, not just rattle off a bunch of nice sounding jargon.  “Great is Your Name” is a very popular thing to say to God, but we get this phrase from the Bible, and the Bible was written by Jews who liked to pretend that names had supernatural power.  When ancient Jews talk about God’s Name being great in the Bible, they are almost always talking about Yahweh’s Name, and they mean a variety of things.  They might be thinking about what a great magical talisman the Name of Yahweh is.  Or they might be referring to Yahweh’s reputation among the nations as being an awesome and superior Deity.  Before you just go ripping off language from other humans, think about what the idea of Jesus’ Name being great means to you.  If you’re just thinking of how powerful it makes you feel to fling Jesus’ Name at things and beings which bother you in life, then you need to realize that your lust for power is not at all pleasing to Jesus.  If you’re trying to tell Jesus that His Name is globally respected, you need to realize that Jesus doesn’t have turnips for brains.  Jesus knows better than you how disrespected and ridiculed His Name and Person are in this world, so skip the compliments which aren’t based in reality.  If the whole world really respected Jesus to the degree that sincere Christians do, it wouldn’t be in the state that it’s currently in.  You see, today it’s become very popular for Christians to try and sell their all-knowing Creators descriptions of reality that are totally false.  “Oh God, the whole world worships You,” we sing, even though this is an absolute lie.  Is it pleasing to Jesus when we try to redefine reality for Him and talk like global rebellion is a non-issue?  Not hardly.  Save your hypocrisy and canned compliments for humans.  When you’re talking to the real Gods, you need to think about what you say.

In Verse 2, you told Jesus that “For all Your goodness, I will keep on singing.”  So what about Jesus’ “badness”?  What about the qualities about Him which you don’t like—His wrath, His discipline, and the fact that His patience and mercy have limits?  Do you just ignore these qualities?  If you’re like most Christians, you constantly criticize them.  When it’s time for worship songs, Christians are very selective about which attributes of their Gods they want to verbally appreciate. This is another area which we need to improve in.  Worshiping the God Jesus is a different thing than just worshiping a Name which you’ve been taught to associate with power and blessings.  Jesus the God is a complex Being—One who has many qualities that you personally don’t like.  So are you really worshiping Jesus?  Or are you just cherry picking a few qualities about Jesus to admire?  Our Gods command that we worship Them—not just parts and pieces of Them.  As you grow in your understanding of who your Creators are, you need to be asking Them to help you embrace all that They are.  This is what true worship is: the soul adoration and cherishing of our Gods for who They actually are, not just for who we want Them to be.

[Verse 3] And on that day when my strength is failing
The end draws near and my time has come
Still my soul will sing Your praise unending
Ten thousand years and then forevermore

Here you prophesy that you will always be praising Jesus—even on your dying day.  Well, if He decides to take you out with some long, brutal bout of suffering, you probably won’t be singing His praise “unending”—instead, you’ll be doing a whole lot of griping.  As Christians, we want to move away from making promises to God, because we do not control the future, and that means we are incapable of making good on our guarantees (see Why We Shouldn’t Make Promises to God).

As he concludes this song, Matt repeats the chorus multiple times, and throws in a few ad libs in which he finally specifies that Jesus is the God who he is singing to.

[End Lyrics] Bless the Lord oh my soul, oh my soul
Worship His holy Name
Sing like never before, oh my soul
I’ll worship Your holy Name
Bless the Lord oh my soul, oh my soul
Worship His holy Name
Sing like never before, oh my soul
I’ll worship Your holy Name
Yes I’ll worship Your holy Name
I’ll worship Your holy Name
Sing like never before, oh my soul
I’ll worship Your holy Name
Jesus I will worship Your holy Name
Worship Your holy Name

It’s annoying that Matt doesn’t make a single comment about worshiping Jesus directly—it’s always just the Name—the holy Name.  Well, what’s holy about a name which is so frequently given to humans today?  Among Spanish speakers, the names Jesus and Maria abound as cultural Catholics name their children after Catholicism’s two main deities, only one of whom is a real God.  So what’s special about you worshiping a name that is so heavily used and abused in the world today?  If you are serious about blessing Jesus, then forget about names and worship Jesus directly as the awesome nonhuman Being that He is.

FURTHER READING:
Hymns That Lead Us Astray: There is Power in the Blood
Hymns from Satan: O Come, O Come, Emmanuel
Singing Smack to the Holy Spirit: CONSUMING FIRE by Tim Hughes
Bossing God to Music: YOU SAID by Hillsong
Offensive Worship Songs: JESUS, ONLY JESUS by Passion
Songs that Insult Yahweh: CHAMPION by Jesus Culture
Offensive Worship Songs: GOD’S NOT DEAD by the Newsboys

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