If you grew up in the 1970-1990’s you grew up in the "Me" generation. This generation took for granted that self comes first, that to meet your own needs and desires is the primary focus of life. You make your own rules, your own path of salvation and liberty. Truth be told, this lie has always been around. Frank Sinatra speaks to this lie when he sang the song "My Way" as did Jon Bon Jovi when he sang the song "It’s My Life". If you really want to go back to where that lie started, it was started in the Garden of Eden.
"Now the serpent was more crafty than any of the wild animals the LORD God had made. He said to the woman, "Did God really say, ‘You must not eat from any tree in the garden’?" The woman said to the serpent, "We may eat fruit from the trees in the garden, but God did say, ‘You must not eat fruit from the tree that is in the middle of the garden, and you must not touch it, or you will die.’ " "You will not surely die," the serpent said to the woman. "For God knows that when you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil." When the woman saw that the fruit of the tree was good for food and pleasing to the eye, and also desirable for gaining wisdom, she took some and ate it. She also gave some to her husband, who was with her, and he ate it. "
I wrote a parody of the Jon Bon Jovi song called "It’s My Life" called "The Devil’s Gospel" which was performed by the Christian parody rock group I started called "Jericho" that I would like to share with you all today. The lyrics are below and a place you can download the song. If you are interested in other music we did let me know. (incidentally we are getting together for another gig soon – we had to let it go due to relocations and status changes of various members).
The Devil’s Gospel – (parody of the song “It’s My Life” by Bon Jovi)
This is a about how it all got started; the lie told to Eve back in the garden; this lie has
Always been around; it’s the devil’s gospel deceiving sound;
It’s my life; a lie so clever; of your life you are the master; you decide what’s wrong or if it’s right;
It’s my life; you get to take your chosen highway; all leading to the same place you say;
Your the god on whom you will rely; it’s my life
Wait a second there you hear that sound; your house of cards is crumbling down;
Tomorrow could become your judgment day; when you meet the Lord you think you’ll (will) say
Behold he is knocking at your door; the Lord of all do not ignore
Jesus Christ; who reigns forever; died that you’ll have life hereafter; gave his life so you
would never die; Jesus Christ; with you on the narrow highway; He’s the life and only
true way; On him you always can rely; Jesus Christ
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