From my world to yours, I offer this simple three chord wonder.
An "I can't believe it's not butter" view of Christianity.
boctaoe?It's not our fault. Humans just naturally remember stuff better if it's to music. Hence why I know Ephesians 4:32 as theres a song about it...
and Louise makes the point I was gonna make without realising it ;)Yes, we do know more, but a lot of them are based around Bible verses - so surely that's a good thing?
It’s only a good thing if the songs we sing a biblically correct, I’m afraid theology based on some of the songs we sing isn’t that great.
BOCTAOE - But Of Course There Are Obvoius ExceptionsI know there ae plenty of songs which are biblically based, and Craig I agree with you on the quality of the theology in some songs, but even if it's a direct quote, most people couldn't tell you where it came from.
well maybe we should sing the location too ;)
I know for a fact I cannot remember a single verse from the bible - except maybe Jesus wept, but I couldn't tell you where it's from.Yet I could probably sing most worship songs (roughly in the right order) off by heart.Worried? Not really, I know plenty of people who could quote the whole bible if you asked them to ... it's all down to giftings.
I'm the same as Rach: I don't really remember bible quotes too well. But I do remember worship song lyrics and I'm much more likely to connect to God through singing than by the bible. If the song you're singing is "In Christ Alone" then I don't see what the problem is...