Make me the Breath of God

Make me the Breath of God

Make me the Breath of God And I’LL show them the One that means the most to me They’ll see the ace of Love Be touched by the very One who died upon the tree Oh, I’ll be the Breath of God. Introduction In this refrain from their song “Breath of God,” the local Christian rock band Shane and Caleb addresses the fundamental message of the Christian faith: “God so loved the world that He gave his only begotten Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have everlasting life.” Even though all Christians embrace this message of salvation, many have differing strategies for sharing it with others. Some churches believe the best way to spread God’s word is in a straightforward manner, which focuses on preaching, or telling people what the Bible says in a lecture type format, and singing to the accompaniment of a few instruments such as the pipe organ or piano. Other groups think that evangelism, or the spreading of God’s message, is more effective if popular styles of music and other forms of media are utilized in addition to preaching. New innovations such as Christian rock music challenge traditional Christian practices from evangelism to the singing of songs and hymns. Some Christian musicians are now using the styles of popular rock music as a medium to tell people about Christianity, to encourage Christian listeners, or to express praise to God. New concepts cause controversy in the church in the past just as this new concept “Christian rock music” has caused controversy concerning its “Christianity.” While there is no distinct definition of “Christian music” either in the Bible or elsewhere, any song, which promotes Christanity or a Christian lifestyle, can be considered Christian. Both components of Christian rock music must work together in order to produce a Christian song: the lyrics must inform people about the Christian faith or reinforce one’s existing Christian beliefs and …


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