Wouldn’t It Be Strange, Thank you Charlie Peacock

I have to give credit where credit is due; this title is from a Charlie Peacock song.  It is a thought-provoking song that leads us to some of the key truths of our faith. We have drifted so far from the reality of who Jesus was that we would most likely fail to recognize Him if He showed up in our town.

Christianity has become the power religion of the west.  What does that mean?  It means that to have power in America and, to a somewhat lesser degree, Europe a person has to have some manner of Christianity in his or her worldview.  You do not have to let it be a life changing manner, any manner will do. 

A quick visit through the beatitudes found in the Gospel of Matthew will illustrate the point.  You KJV people might want to skip this next part.  Also, even though these are quotes from Jesus I have not put them in red.

“Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.  Blessed are the gentle, for they shall inherit the earth.  Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied.  Blessed are the merciful, for they shall receive mercy.  Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.  Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God.  Blessed are those who have been persecuted for the sake of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.  Blessed are you when men cast insults at you, and persecute you, and say all kinds of evil against you falsely, on account of me.”

Even when we hear these words preached from our pulpits they are lost in the image we have created God in.  We are no longer His creation; God has become our creation.

I could continue to say it, but Charlie Peacock said it so much better:  “Wouldn’t it be strange if power made you weak, victory came to those who turned the other cheek.  Wouldn’t it be strange if you welcomed your defeat, wouldn’t it be strange if Jesus came again?”

I think it is fair to say that most of us, Christians and non-Christians alike, would indeed find it strange.


1 Response to “Wouldn’t It Be Strange, Thank you Charlie Peacock”

  1. 1 Eric Dye 7 February 2008 at 8:27 pm

    Strange? Only in this World. For it is the foundation that God’s Kingdom rests on. It is the currency that is spent. It is the Way.

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