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06.02.17Clues for Our Upcoming Single

"Wordplay" Clues #19 & 20
Sat., Nov. 4. 2006 2:23pm EST

Here are the final two clues for our upcoming CD, "Wordplay," which features 20 parodies of both classic and modern rock songs, and a couple country and R&B songs.

19. Bad Dad

Only two members of ApologetiX have dads who are still living. Those two dads, the fathers of J. and Jimmy, get high praise because they've been great examples and have great relationships with their sons. They come to quite a few concerts too. Unfortunately, there are many people today with fathers who were abusive, absentee, alcoholic, apathetic, or amoral. It's no wonder they have a hard time believing in a loving Heavenly Father. "How do I know He's not going to lie to me like my earthly father did," they wonder. "God may have been the one to give me life, but can He be the one to give me love?" These poor souls feel lost on the stoop of their own front porch, with their sense of self worth crushed to powder. Once upon a time, we could at least count on Hollywood movies and television shows to give us good father-figure role models on the silver screen. Today many of them are suspect at best, and some of them are criminal suspects! A lot of kids figure they're doomed to follow in their father's footsteps, but how do they break free from that loop? Psalm 27:10 says, "Though my father and mother forsake me, the LORD will receive me." Even if you've been feeling that your earthly father doesn't love you lately, your Heavenly Father does. In Ezekiel 18, God talks about sons who see their fathers sinning but don't follow that path and says, "The son will not bear the punishment for the father's iniquity." Two great examples are found in the book of Second Kings. King Ahaz and King Amon were the two most wicked kings of Judah, even sacrificing some of their children to idols (Yes, King Manasseh had been just as wicked, but he repented, whereas they did not), but their sons, King Hezekiah and King Josiah, turned out to be the most righteous.

20. Singled You Out

To those of you who've already figured out our previous 19 clues, there's only one left. It's been a long road these past 12 weeks, but we hope we've given you a sneak peek at "Wordplay." Believe it or not, these clues take a lot of time and effort to write, so it'll be nice to breathe again. We're always tempted to say, "Never again -- we're not going to do this anymore." But we'll keep doing them for all the right reasons -- nearly 75,000 of them (i.e. because of you, our fans). Your emails remind us how you look forward to these clues and these CDs, and we appreciate that. We sing about a few villains on "Wordplay," including Jezebel and the Antichrist, and it's hard to believe there could be anybody worse than those two, but there is. The subject of this song gives new meaning to the word anti-hero. He's not a hero, and he's "anti" every hero of the Bible. It's the devil himself. Aside from the National Enquirer, nobody claims to have a photograph of the devil. We may not know what he looks like, but we know what he acts like: "The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy" (John 10:10). The Bible likens the devil and his minions to dangerous animals like lions, dragons, wolves, and snakes. Satan is too bad and too powerful for us to face alone, and that's why he tries to single you out and separate the sheep from the rest of the flock. And yet, as powerful and as frightening as he is, if we resist him, he will flee (James 4:7). Still, it's a lot easier to resist him with the help of other believers, which is one of the reasons Hebrews 10:25 says "Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching."