Like a hurricane that I can't escape
Tearing through the atmosphere
Your love is fierce
This is a song snippet from the lyrics to one of Jesus Culture's new songs, "Fierce." The only thing fierce about this is the level of inappropriateness. This song seems like it could be sung by Barry White instead of Joel Houston and no one would know the difference. The sentiment belongs in a Harlequin Romance Novel, not praising and worshipping the King of Kings. Tethered to your heart? Tidal waves crashing over me? You are a hurricane tearing through the atmosphere? Just as the theology and purpose driven teachings seek to mix the carnal with the holy, so does this. We love God as our Creator. We love God as our deliverer. We do not love Him as our boyfriend. I remember an old Rick Pino song that asked Jesus to lead us into His chambers. What? I shouldn't feel the need to shower after singing a worship song.
How depraved is the theology we are talking about? The main worship leader for Jesus Culture is Kim Walker-Smith. Her testimony, which she regularly regales tens of thousands of youth at a time with, is that Jesus once led her into the throne room of God the Father. Not during a dream but rather during a waking visitation. There, God reached into His heart, ripped out a piece, and molded it into a little Kim Walker Smith. He did this so He could set it in a music box and every time He would open the box the little Kim Walker-Smith would dance and praise Him while He clapped gleefully ecstatic that she would worship Him. I kid you not. This is easily found online. Besides the overall absurdity of the story, it is so biblically inaccurate it should make any real follower of Jesus Christ want to get as far away from her as possible. The Bible clearly teaches us that no one can see the face of God let alone chill out with Him in the throne room.
But, "he said, "you cannot see my face, for no man shall not see me and live." - Exodus 33: 20 (ESV)
But I do not blame Kim Walker Smith entirely. I assume she is being genuine and honest. The problem is she has been taught so poorly that she is doesn't know any better. She cannot see that there are only two choices here. Either she is mistaken or God is a liar. The only logical and biblical conclusion is that Kim was visited by a demon, disguised as an angel of light and she could not discern. And you want to be led into worship by her? Be careful of what you end up worshipping then. Please do not think this is just an anomaly either:
You have wanted me
Just one pulse of Your heart
You were wooing me
God is a lover, looking for a lover