Sunday, October 31, 2004

Reformation Day 2004

In light of the 487th anniversary of beginning of the Protestant Reformation, I thought I would post the lyrics from the song "Return of the Revolution" by the OC Supertones. The words were written by Matt Morginsky and Tony Terusa, and the song appeared on their 2000 release "Loud and Clear." I think the lyrics are a challenge that the evangelical church as a whole, and professing Christians need seriously to hear.

There ain't no stopping us now
I'd like to say that from the outset
Not up in this business just to get what we can get
But bet that
We gonna bring it to you loud and clear
But I know a solution
Bring back the revolution
The revolution comes and we all stand as one
Rises from the darkness and shines like the sun
As the sun gets higher , our church catches fire
Down from our our pride and up from the mine
It's a dream that I've had and I hope it comes true
I forgot to say the revolution starts with you
See wisdom and knowledge is one thing that we lack
You've been a Christian how long and you're still on Similac
So I call on Martin Luther and all the reformation back
Then the common people couldn't read God's revelation
You had to be a monk or a priest or read Latin
That was all before the revelation happened
But the fire cooled down ever since that generation
We put down the Bible and pick up play station
And we can't defend our faith 'cause we don't know
We say we love His word but pick a funny wy to show it
The world walks by and we don't have a thing to say
I call 'em as I see 'em
And thats what I see today

The revolution returns
The reformation lives on
The great awaking is now
Sleepers open your eyes
A war is on, our rally cry is no compromise
No compromise, yeah, no compromise
A war is on, our battle is no compromise
So throw your fist up and pray the revolution rise
A war is on, our rally is no compromise

Our hearts have grown so cold
And we've such numb souls
But shirts and bumper stickers
Man we got 'em by the truckload
Is true religion what you have around your wrist
What does the scripture say of this

They honor me with words
But their hearts are far away
A call 'em like I see 'em
And that's what I see today
So i call on John Edwards
Who preached us all awake
We try to be emotional but here is our mistake
As a church we lack receptance and we lack true affection
Not only in our minds but in our hearts need correction
And man that's true religiong, resignation and contrition
To love each other so much that'd we die before division


So what about you
Will you join us
Will you admit that the waters around us have grown
You better start swimming or you'll sink like a stone
Do you stand with us or do we stand alone
It's time that we stand up, enlist for war
I've tasted battle and now I want more
I've known the truth and been cut to the core
But I'm back in the game to even the score
And I mean to go out with both my guns blazing
Amazed at a God who's truly amaing
To triumph in battle as the spirit enables
Can't turn back the clock but we can turn the tables

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