Someone once said that there is a song for everything, and for everything there is a song. There could be some truth to that. When I read the following article by Peter Jones over at TheResurgence about how our society, and even the church deal with sin and guilt, the chorus lyrics to this old Alice In Chains song came screaming back:
Here they come to snuff the rooster
Yeah here come the rooster, yeah
You know he ain’t gonna die
No, no, no, ya know he ain’t gonna die
Please link to the article by Peter Jones and let me know what you think about how we try to “kill that rooster”.
Will someone please kill that rooster?
February 20, 2008 at 4:16 pm
Thinking about Alice in Chains after reading a blog is kind-a dangerous isn’t it? I admit that I liked their musical style but some of their lyrics are downright wicked! (see the blasphemous lyrics of ‘man in the box’)
That being said, it was a good article to be reminded that our repentance over our sin makes us more ready to walk closer with God. While the Rooster doesn’t mean much to a city boy like me, I appreciate the analogy from Peter’s perspective. (the Apostle Peter that is)
February 20, 2008 at 4:21 pm
My first thought is that I wonder why people would rather silence the warning than heed it? Have we really crept so deep into the world that, as Christians, we seek to silence the warning of the rooster – whom I assume to be the Holy Spirit working in me?
Believers need to get back to the basics. And the basics are focusing on Christ and God’s word. That is the pill – the BALM if you will – that we need!
That said, my second thought is that Alice in Chains did not have what I would call a “deep” lyricist!!
February 20, 2008 at 4:34 pm
I totally agree with you. Sorry, the Alice in Chains song came to my mind. I should probably exercise some self control. You have made me feel kind of guilty now. Would you recommend a good Christian therapist?
Yeah the lyrics to the song were not that deep. Getting back to the basics, which is the word of God. The American church has really traveled down the wide road found in the world for so long, it makes me wonder if it will ever get back to the narrow road found in the Word.