- Advertisment -

Follow Us:

- Advertisment -

Charity Gayle and the Self-Idolatry of Modern Worship Music

-

         

We need your support. As big tech continues its crackdown on conservative blogs, our days on these platforms are numbered. Please subscribe to our mailing list so that we can continue to stay in touch with you. Please also consider a paid subscription for ad-free content delivered directly to you. Paid subscribers will also receive the additional benefit of strong and controversial religious and political opinion and argumentation.

Traditional Christian hymns have for centuries carried the Church through difficult times as well as good times. These old hymns–theologically rich and focused on the one who binds all believers together–have a way of connecting the Church to the great progenitors of the faith and, ultimately, to God himself.

The purpose of worship is to draw the attention of the worshiper to the greatness of God, to worship Him for who He is. Worship is the natural by-product of a soul who has “tasted and seen” the goodness of God–it is not natural for an unregenerate soul to desire to worship God.

Today, what the Church calls “worship” is generally tantamount to a gospel of self-affirmation cloaked in a bit of Bible language–mostly taken out of context. The hymns many churches sing are self-focused and draw attention to the state of the person worshiping rather than on the God who commands all worship. Even the songs that are theologically accurate are still focused on the affirmation of self and “who I am” because of God rather than who God is.

This is clear in the lyrics of so many popular modern contemporary “worship” songs by popular groups like Hillsong and Bethel and artists such as Kari Jobe–all of whom have been previously written about at this blog. But another up-and-rising star in the modern contemporary worship movement is Charity Gayle.

A time will come when instead of shepherds feeding the sheep, the church will have clowns entertaining the goats! –Charles Spurgeon

Charity Gayle is a worship leader at Big House Church in Spring, TX, and is married to one of the pastors, Ryan Kennedy. Gayle is gaining popularity in Evangelical churches through much of her music, like Amen, which boasts, in her own words, a “powerful voice” with a “fresh yet reminiscent sound.” In short, people think Gayle’s music sounds really good to the ear–and, admittedly, it does. But what it lacks is good theology, the right focus, and reverence to God.

One of Gayle’s most popular songs today is a song called New Name Written Down in Glory. On the surface, and from the title, it sounds like it might be okay. But is it? Let’s look at the lyrics.

By the way, did you know Reformation Charlotte has a Christian gear and apparel store? Check it out at ReformedGear.com.

A quick look at the lyrics reveals from a conservative count that the words “I,” “me,” “my,” or “mine” are repeated at least 101 times. Compared to “He,” “Jesus,” or any reference to God, 25 times. And, even when Jesus is mentioned, it’s only in reference to what He has done “for her.”

I’m so glad He changed me…
But Jesus pulled me out…
Jesus is mine…and He’s mine…

“Mine,” “mine,” “mine,” … that’s what this song is about.

The song is so full of references to herself that one wonders if Jesus even has any part in her worship experience. She seems to be so happy now about who she is and what she has; “There is a new name written down in glory
And it’s mine, yes, it’s mine.”

But perhaps the worst part of this song is when they begin a refrain towards the end that really takes the focus off of God and places it directly on themselves, in one of the most blasphemous, self-affirming ways, even by invoking the name of God for themselves. And it’s repeated eight times in succession.

I am who I am because the I Am tells me who I am
I am who I am because the I Am tells me who I am
I am who I am because the I Am tells me who I am
I am who I am because the I Am tells me who I am
I am who I am because the I Am tells me who I am
I am who I am because the I Am tells me who I am
I am who I am because the I Am tells me who I am
I am who I am because the I Am tells me who I am

Anyone who actually worships God knows that the name “I am” is reserved for God, yet, blasphemers like Joel Osteen and Steven Furtick regularly take this name and apply it to themselves. Now, through the musical apostasy of self-loving idolaters like Charity Gayle and her band, this prosperity gospel garbage is now being mainstreamed in Evangelical churches across the globe. If you don’t believe me, watch this garbage below and see how simple-minded pew-sitters react as they praise and worship themselves during this that they call “worship.”

It’s time churches abandon this junk and get back to worshiping the one true God.

         

You might also likeRELATED
Recommended to you

We are being actively censored on many platforms because of our conservative views. The more places you follow us, the more likely we are to get our message out. Please support us by following us on Facebook, following us on Twitter, following us on Parler, following us on Instagram, and visiting our gear and apparel store. Also, please subscribe to our newsletter. If you would like to support us financially, a contribution of any amount is greatly appreciated.

Html code here! Replace this with any non empty raw html code and that's it.
- Advertisement -

Latest news

The Gospel Coalition “Updates” Their Slanderous Article Against Rittenhouse Without Apology

Last year, The Gospel Coalition published an article referring to Kyle Rittenhouse as a "mass shooter" and compared him...

Wisconsin Governor Joins Gay-Affirming Lutheran Church Last Sunday to Join in Slander of Kyle Rittenhouse

Tony Evers, the literal circus clown masquerading as the Wisconsin governor--with a mental acuity that makes Joe Biden look...

Former SBC President Doubles Down on Gay Preaching By Attacking Donald Trump

Reformation Charlotte broke the story earlier this week that former Southern Baptist president and current Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary...

The Catholic University of America Depicts George Floyd as Jesus in Two New Campus Paintings

The Catholic University of America has replaced two images of Jesus with an image of George Floyd--who is depicted...
- Advertisement -

NIH Study Concludes Repentance From LGBTQ Not Associated With Increased Depression

In 2015, Southern Baptist leaders including Al Mohler, Russell Moore, JD Greear, and others broke bread with the LGBTQ...

Patricia King Tells Michael Brown She Knows a “Church Leader” Who Recently Had an Abortion

The editors of this publication are no fans of Patricia King, Michael Brown, or the charismatic New Apostolic Reformation...

Must read

A Campus “Minister” is Outraged at the Proclamation of God’s Word

Jesus warns of many false prophets who will arise...

The Heart of True Repentance

Then Pharaoh sent and called Moses and Aaron and...
- Advertisement -