Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Efficacy of Justice, Efficacy of Grace

Today's Reading: Ezekiel 5-7 and Hebrews 12

Here's a great praise song from the early 2000's by a band named Third Day. The song is called 'Consuming Fire.' It refers to Hebrews 12:29, "For our God is a consuming fire."

This next song is achingly beautiful but its definitely not a praise song. In fact, the meaning of the song is quite dark. Why would the band The Mountain Goats connect this song to Ezekiel 7? Hmm, good question.

The song is called 'Ezekiel 7 and the Permanent Efficacy of Grace.' Some explanation: Ezekiel 7 is a prediction of destruction and judgment. Permanent efficacy of grace is a doctrinal belief that God has predestined some for eternal salvation and that nothing can undo that choice. On his blog, the author explains that the main character is a 'torturer' with an international crime syndicate. And they are headed to a city in Mexico. Anyway, enjoy:

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