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El Shaddai (the song by Amy Grant)

Started by Mark, August 13, 2022, 10:23:58 AM

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Mark

I've got nothing in particular to say about the chorus, so straight onto the verses:

Through your love and through the ram,
you saved the son of Abraham.

Er, no. It was God who told Abraham to kill his son. If Isaac was saved, it was God he was saved from. And the ram had nothing to do with it! Why didn't God save the ram? Wouldn't a ram have as much right to choose whether to live or die as a human does?

Through the power of your hand,
turned the sea into dry land.

And then drowned loads of Egyptian horses and humans.

To the outcast on her knees,
you were the God who really sees.

I'm not sure if this is referring to anybody in the bible; I can't think of any outcasts that God showed much concern for.

And by your might,
you set your children free.

I take it this is referring to the Israelites exodus from Egypt. God set them free from the slavery caused by the famine that God had inflicted on them back in Genesis. And did he set the Egyptian slaves free? No. He killed their first born sons!

Through the years, you made it clear,
That the time of Christ was near.

Where?

Though the people couldn't see
what messiah ought to be.

Well that would be because nowhere in the old testament does make it clear.

Though your word contained the plan,

Where?

They just could not understand.
Your most awesome work was done
through the frailty of your son.

And where exactly does the bible prophesy Jesus's death? And where exactly does it prophesy his resurrection? Is it any wonder people didn't understand that?

Great song though!
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Dexter

@Mark 
To the outcast on her knees,
you were the God who really sees.

I think this is imagery referring to the people of Israel
"Here is no water but only rock
Rock and no water and the sandy road"
― T.S. Eliot, The Waste Land

8livesleft

That's like a religious movement here...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/El_Shaddai_(movement)

Religious movements are some of the most lucrative businesses to do here. Tax free and once you convince the people they have to give you 10% of what they make, then you just keep making those videos and talks and wait for the cashflow  

Dexter

The bible says that false prophets should be executed.
"Here is no water but only rock
Rock and no water and the sandy road"
― T.S. Eliot, The Waste Land

Kiahanie

Quote from: Dexter on August 13, 2022, 10:56:34 AM@Mark
To the outcast on her knees,
you were the God who really sees.

I think this is imagery referring to the people of Israel

Yeah? Yahweh is like "On your knees, b***h!" ?????
"If there were a little more silence, if we all kept quiet ... maybe we could understand something." --Federico Fellini....."Silence is the language of God, all else is poor translation" -Jellaludin Rumi,

Dexter

Sort of. It is imagery. There were times when Israel did not tow the line.
"Here is no water but only rock
Rock and no water and the sandy road"
― T.S. Eliot, The Waste Land

kevin

To the outcast on her knees,
you were the God who really sees.


hagar and ishmael
anytime an atheist says that somebody else is wrong, or has some sort of inferior way of looking at the world, its reasonable to ask on what basis they are making that judgement. if they have no answer, you can disregard what they say -- tom terrific