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Bethel Faux Worship Song "Champion" Makes YOU the Champion

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While the bulk of these are repeating earlier stanzas, the final line has been changed in both. There is power in the name of Jesus but not to boast about ourselves. The problem is Bethel's theology turns Jesus into a partner. Or a co-pilot. Or a wing man (which was an actual sermon once). If Jesus is not your Lord and Savior, then it is not Jesus you are in "relationship" with. This humanizing of Christ is a Bethel specialty of their teaching, so it is no wonder it spilled over into their music. If Jesus is your copilot, then you are sitting in the wrong seat. The other change is cute but if you have believed in a false christ, then that is "whose you are." Mercifully, this narcissistic smorgasbord ends:

There's nothing left to prove
There's nothing left to prove
He freely gave it to us

He freely gave us salvation. He freely gave us mercy. He freely gave us grace. For those things, He is greatly to be praised. He did not however give us authority to shout the walls of Jericho down or speak miracles into existence. Those are powers HE alone has. We should not be found usurping the power or glory of God. We certainly should not be found bragging about doing so directly to God and daring to call it worship. As usual when speaking about worship the key verses is Jesus' teaching about true worship being in spirit and truth. The truth means the word of God and the spirit means by the indwelt Holy Spirit. It is the spirit that leads us into all truth. That means what we say to God in worship better be reflective of His truth and bear witness to His spirit. Like most modern worship, Champion pays lip service to God but only to exalt ourselves. Reading these lyrics, one must conclude that we are the champion, not God. There is a technical word for that, blasphemy.

Reverend Anthony Wade - November 6, 2023

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