Clues #5 & 6 for the New CD
Sun., Sep. 17. 2006 10:20am EDT
With our new CD, "Wordplay," due out on November 7, we'd better start giving you two clues a week instead of just one, or we won't be able to give you the clues for all 20 songs in time. Here are clues number five and six:
The Pharisees and scribes thought their observance of religious traditions put them on higher ground than the rest of the people. Jesus, however, said they were blind guides leading the blind. Of course, they weren't exactly overjoyed to hear that, but He was right. They had the Word of God at their fingertips but missed what the Book was really talking about -- even as Christ was performing signs and wonders in their midst -- because they were so uptight about their rituals. As He said Mark 7:6-7, "Isaiah was right when he prophesied about you hypocrites; as it is written: 'These people honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me. They worship me in vain; their teachings are but rules taught by men.' You have let go of the commands of God and are holding on to the traditions of men." We wish those days were over, but unfortunately there are still plenty of Pharisees and scribes walking around today.
6. Humpty Dumpty Country Club
We wouldn't recommend "The Devil's Advocate" as a good family film, but you can find traces of Biblical truth everywhere, including that movie, when Al Pacino (playing Satan himself) says, "Pride ... it's my favorite sin." Of course, not too many Bible verses have been quoted more than Proverbs 16:18, "Pride goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall." And it's not just the big moneymakers in chrome-plated limousines who are susceptible. The ironic thing is people with pride problems probably won't hear this parody and say, "That song's about me." But hopefully, it'll keep us all on guard lest our own moods swing in that direction. As 1 Corinthians 10:12 says, "So, if you think you are standing firm, be careful that you don't fall!" All of the members of ApologetiX have wives, and most of those ladies love country, so the boys in the band decided to take this song and bring it onto our upcoming CD.