Below are the lyrics to a song called ‘Lost My Way’ by Plan B. It’s quite long but stick with it.
“God said: “Let there be light” created Adam and Eve, then he gave them eyes and told them both to both believe in something they’d never actually physically see, but then the devil came along and planted a seed and doubt started growing from the ground like trees, right up to the sky so profoundly seen to be the only thing in this life that wasn’t a dream made from stone, steel and iron beams the council blocks they defined the mean and bullied the sky so that everybody can see, some birds are caged and will never be free and gradually people began to change their beliefs until God was nothing more than just a fictional being, the worship of money merged all colours and creed into one true religion that was driven by greed, corporate machines trying to sell you stuff you don’t need on television and the ad breaks in between until people only cared about material things not lives with other fellow human beings and I’m guilty of it too, or so it seems, I’ve…
Lost my way, fell down a hole. No-one’s gonna come and save my soul. Lost my way No going back I’m stuck right here, and that is that
If you don’t believe if something then you’ll fall for anything
(And if that happens then you’ve lost your way)”
I wonder what your first thoughts are. Maybe you wonder if Plan B is a Christian? Let me assure you he isn’t – I had to edit a word in this song to make it safe for publishing and plenty of his other songs contain multiple swear words, so just bear that in mind in case you decide to check out any other of his songs. In fact plenty of Christians wouldn’t approve of Mr B, but we can’t deny he has hit the nail on the head. My question is why it takes a secular artist to do this? Why isn’t the church promoting messages like this? Because instead it spends much of it’s time judging people like this and the things they produce. When the Israelites went off track God used the unbelieving nations to out work his purposes, could it be that when the people of God won’t speak His thoughts out, He will use other methods?
I love the church but I want to see it worry more and more about what it gives to the world and less and less about judging it. Harry Potter may be evil, Plan B may be possessed, but ultimately these will prove to be symptoms not the root cause, these are cries of people who have lost their way and we have a map.
Romans 2:1-3 ‘You, therefore, have no excuse, you who pass judgment on someone else, for at whatever point you judge the other, you are condemning yourself, because you who pass judgment do the same things. Now we know that God’s judgment against those who do such things is based on truth. So when you, a mere man, pass judgment on them and yet do the same things, do you think you will escape God’s judgment?