When I was in the I.C., this song was a very popular song we played during what is known as ‘altar call.’ The ‘altar call’ in most churches, is the place sinners go to ‘get saved.’
This song is a very emotional song, and I will be the first to admit, it will ‘rile a crowd’ up. It solicits an emotional, often teary-eyed response of the crowd that feels they are in worship to God.
But listen to the song: NO where in the song does one hear the WHOLE gospel message…what one must do to be saved. A key element to salvation is REPENTANCE, yet the word ‘repent’ is not sang one time in this entire song.
The ‘bishop’ Hezekiah Walker about half way through the song goes into how church is ‘big business,’ instead of telling people to repent. Instead of telling people that Jesus Christ of Nazareth…
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