“This trend paints Him less as the sovereign ruler of the universe and more like a divine partner in a cosmic rom-com, always there with a comforting word, a box of spiritual chocolates, and a shoulder to cry on.”
(The Dissenter) In the modern cathedrals of pop-Christianity, where the beats of “worship music” resonate just a tad louder than doctrinal integrity, a new portrait of Jesus has been painted—one that bears less resemblance to the God revealed to us in Scripture and more to a Shakespearean Romeo. Yes, it seems that the Almighty Savior, who upholds the universe by the Word of His power, is now being serenaded as though He’s about to engage in a moonlit waltz….
The shift in worship culture isn’t merely a stray note—it’s a dramatic departure from the profound reverence and awe that God demands.
Enter: Hillsong’s “Forever Reign.” Its lyrics resonate with countless churchgoers, drawing them into a seemingly passionate moment of worship. Yet, those “heartfelt” lines—”running to your arms” and “nothing compares to your embrace”—make one wonder: Are we singing to our Holy and righteous, omnipotent Creator or crafting lines for a Nicholas Sparks novel?
CRN’s homepage contains a list of professing Christians to keep an eye on. Scroll down to WARNING. The list contains many people you’ll want to mark and avoid as per Rom 16:17-18 such as Ann Voskamp.