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Give Us the Truth

Weekly Rap-Up with Flame

I hear sometimes that false doctrine don’t hurt anyone. Yet, the Bible tells us otherwise. Even so, most of those who believe that false doctrine is harmless cannot be persuaded by Scripture alone. I find useful at those times to share stories of friends that I know who have come out of certain circles of false Christianity. Flame published his own story in two songs. We will look at the first one today.

Chorus
Give us the truth, that’s what we need.
Lying leaders been deceiving us since we were seeds.
Give us the truth, that’s what we need.
Teachers and preachers teach us the things that set us free.
Give us the truth, that’s what we need.
Parents teach us about Jesus before we get older.
Give us the truth, that’s what we need.
Sin is spreading and the world is getting colder.
Give us the truth, that’s what we need.

All I ever wanted was to know the truth. Seeking Jesus at 16 meaning – my middle youth. I really hungered and had this inner thirst. Absurd, the thought of me even missing a day of church. It felt like heaven, especially Bible study. I had my Bible pen and pad sitting next to my buddies. The Word had us open specially certain verses. Spending hours in worship – it just felt so perfect and then after the service out on the parking lot laughing and rapping for hours afterwards we talked a lot. It felt like your second family, but for me felt like my first. We lost our ties when my grandmother died. I kept in hurt. Remember certain ministers inspired you to learn. You had anxiety inside and just waiting your turn. People announce their calling, jumping, and shouting, that “dun dunt dun dunt it” was so arousing.

Then that first year progressed and turned into five. I was learning so much and I’m coming in touch closer with God. Some things were getting sticky, I mean real sticky. I’m tripping. I’m wondering was Jesus even really with me. I felt numb, meaning I lost my feeling. People were standing, dancing, lifting hands while I was chilling. No longer loved the sermons and felt like I wasn’t learning. The topics taught on weren’t touching my inner yearnings and then some behavior seemed like counterfeit revival. I looked for Scriptures that supported this off in the Bible, yet I couldn’t find. I felt blinded. I thought it was a demon in error, I tried to bind it, but nothing happened here comes depression. Maybe when they threw the Holy Spirit that I didn’t catch Him? Did I miss my blessing? Felt unprotected in the midst of a war scarred without my weapon.

Then I left St. Louis on a tour with Cross Movement and who would have knew it these dudes have also been through it. I shared my brokenness, feelings of hopelessness. For so long faked my emotions no one even noticed it. Yet it was obvious that God in His providence put me with people to guide me and got me outta this. And then my other brother T.R.U.T.H. began to share the same. I almost wept I saw the steps it took to bear the name. Without truth, left me in utter confusion. Without truth, left me with subtle delusions. Without truth, no longer fought to win. Without truth, drove me back into sin. The depth of this journey can’t be described in words. This is just the tip of the iceberg, but from now until my death this is what I’ll do: I’m learning standing and I’ll fight for truth.

Give Us the Truth

Lyrics from Give Us the Truth by Flame, a Cross Movement Records artist.

Posted by Jacob Abshire on February 20th, 2009 - 10:51 pm
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