I’m looking for some real honest dialogue here. But for fear that I may be crucified for suggesting that I think this video is pompous, egotistical, and self-righteous, I want to clear the air first and make sure you understand my true intentions for posting this.
Basically, I want to know the pulse of the many “Pentecostals” I know, some of whom read this blog. I also want to know what the non-Pentecostal readers think, too. I’m not trying to cause riff-raff. I’m just trying to better understand true Christianity. Nothing more, nothing less. I sincerely and seriously want to hear your comments. So, watch the video, listen to the lyrics, tell me what you think. You can leave comments anonymously if you like.
Their cryin out for Pentecost”…wow! I hope not! I hope that the lost are searching and hungry for Jesus Christ the Lord of Lords! I’m sorry, I’m not one to hurt feelings, but this song glorifies the Pentecostal Religion not Christ. There is the line in the song that says “we worship only God and Jesus is his name” that’s about all this song has going for it. I feel like someone is missing the picture here. To me it seems like this song was created to get a reaction out of people…and wherever this took place it looks like they got the reaction they wanted…people dancing and letting their hair down. I can’t judge someones worship, but what is it about this song that would make someone want to dance before the Lord??? Please, someone tell me!! It sounds like a pentecostal party song or something. Did someone bring nachos? I find this song embarassing and ashamed to put myself in the pentecostal religious category. Yes, I believe in the book of acts, yes I worship in dance! PRIDE!
Thats what I feel in this song.
I think it’s Pentecostal Vanity, I don’t hear to much about dancing for Christ.
kepp the main thing the main thing
I believe that this song is representating our RELIGION, not our relationship with the Lord…Yes, we do worship one God….That’s the only line pertaining to the Lord…..I learn’t something a few months ago, and it has stuck to me…Our relationship with the Lord is not based on our standards….Our standards our meant to be our guard rails in life, and to keep us safe….They ARE NOT mean’t to be glorified and rubbed all over!!
I think this song is trying to communicate a sensation of pride for believing what we do…and that is the Bible. However, I would take issue mostly with the first verse when it talks of drinking till we’re merry; I see that as a poor way to describe Acts 2. Also when that same verse describes our worship as a “style” and “our thing”, I think we are segregating ourselves even more from the rest of the world. But mostly I didn’t like those lines because I don’t dance in the spirit, jump up, shout for joy, or get my holy rolling on because it is my thing or my style. I do it because I have a Pentecostal experience, a relationship with God, and sometimes I am overcome by his glory; which inspires me to do those things. And here is where I think the song can easily loose people…When they are saying ‘I’m a Pentecostal’ I believe they are trying to say that ‘I’m a Christian’. Thus, excluding the lines I mentioned earlier, I could get into this song because I am a Pentecostal and I am proud of it. However, this song, in my opinion, wouldn’t do anything for someone outside of the faith.
I am NOT a fan of this song. What happens to the man or woman who walks into the tabernacle and they hear the song, but they’re not Pentecostal. If I were an “outsider” of the faith and I heard this song, I would think my decision to become Pentecostal would be best defined as “NO!” If one must be self-centered and un-sensitive to the needs of the people in the pew, I’m not going that route. This song should be throw in the can and left there. That’s just my personal opinion.
However, I’m a PENTECOSTAL and I’m not ashamed. Th truth of the matter is this … Pentecost is the best thing going. But to think I would sing this type of song makes me question my walk with God and relationship with the people in the pew.
Didn’t the bible say something like …”Don’t let your good be evil spoken of …”
Just a thought …
Maybe this song is being misunderstood. “They’re crying out for Pentecost” I think that means that they are searching for the holy ghost, and the song is talking about the day of Pentecost and how it fell over people, not the religion. I dont think this song is bragging about being Apostolic, but stating what we believe in. We all sing a song
called…”I am a c, I am a c-h, I am a c-h-r-i-s-t-i-a-n”…we all know it and sing it and we learned it in church, so would that song be us bragging about being christians or is that ok to talk about being christians and not pentecostal?
I’m visiting this site for the first time, browsing through blogs and stumbled upon this one. I am a Christian, not Pentecost, but figured I would throw in my thoughts.
I can’t help agree with the comment of considering the perspective of those walking in the doors of the church for the first time and being greeted by that song. It makes me uncomfortable just to watch it on YouTube. The appearance from the video and audience interaction makes it seem that this song is an element of the worship or praise songs portion of the service, however there’s only one line telling those listening that “we worship only one God”. There is no verbage that the song is being sung to the Lord, but rather to the others listening in the room(or internet in this instance) to fire them up, pump up the energy, etc.
My personal opinion is that this particular song is a poor choice for a worship element of the program. Perhaps if this is a special song or the opening element of a service it may be closer to appropriate. Overall, there are plenty of other songs available to choose from and my opinion would be that an alternate selection is needed.
I have been in the church for a long time. One thing I’ve learned is that there is church body for everyone. I noticed that some of your readers mentioned that “what if someone came to the church it might affend them” I say so what!
That might not be the place that G-d has for them. The church body was never suppose to fit into one mold. G-d gave us all different gifts and talent and some churches minister to those needs. I think to take one song from this service and base it on who they are is very judgemental! One problem the body of Christ has is being the accuser of the brethren. Even after David had been chased for many years. Given the chance to kill King Saul in the cave he didn’t because he was G-d’s anointed. We all need to learn something from that! The sad thing is that we give more grace to the sinner than the saints! If someone is doing something that affends you PRAY FOR THEM! If this body is reaching G-ds children and bring them into the kingdom then I say Praise G-d!