What's the story behind "Loaded 45s"?
The parodies on this CD were first released in a series of digital singles in 2014. The songs we spoofed all originally came out as singles on 45 rpm records. But the singles contained herein are "loaded 45s" -- loaded with the life-changing Word of God.
With that in mind, here are some verses from a pair of loaded 45s in the Bible – Isaiah 45 and Psalm 45.
"Declare what is to be, present it — let them take counsel together. Who foretold this long ago,
who declared it from the distant past?
Was it not I, the Lord?
And there is no God apart from me, a righteous God and a Savior; there is none but me. Turn to me and be saved, all you ends of the earth; for I am God, and there is no other."
Notice how God says there is no other God or Savior apart from Him. Then how can Jesus be our Savior? Psalm 45 gives us clues, as God Himself refers to the Messiah as "God":
"Your throne, O God, will last for ever and ever; a scepter of justice will be the scepter of your kingdom. You love righteousness and hate wickedness; therefore God, your God, has set you above your companions by anointing you with the oil of joy."
Hebrews 1:8 says God is talking "about the Son" in those verses. We do a lot of talking about the Son in the verses of our songs, too, and we pray that everything we do will bring glory to Him, the King of Kings and Lord of Lords. As it says elsewhere in Psalm 45:
"My heart is stirred by a noble theme
as I recite my verses for the king;
my tongue is the pen of a skillful writer." (Psalm 45:1).