Discernment in Music: Oceans (Where Feet May Fail)

I’ve intended to do work like this, but it looks like Jorge over at Faithful Stewardship has done the job for “Oceans (Where Feet May Fail)” for us already. I’m 100% in agreement here. Go check it out.

Stand by for song reviews here, but I will likely focus on music that it intended (supposedly) for corporate worship rather than the radio listening type.

Faithful Stewardship

Presentation1Today is “Discernment in Music” day here at Faithful Stewardship.

2 Corinthians 10:4-6 (ESV)
4 For the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh but have divine power to destroy strongholds. 5 We destroy arguments and every lofty opinion raised against the knowledge of God, and take every thought captive to obey Christ, 6 being ready to punish every disobedience, when your obedience is complete.

Today, rather than wait for a song to play on the radio, I thought I’d start by looking at whatever was trending as a “top Christian song” on the radio today. According to Billboard Music, the top contender is clearly “Oceans (Where Feet May Fail) by Hillsong United. In the interest of full-disclosure, I am not a fan of Hillsong Church.  I disagree with their theology (Dominionism, Chrislam, Presence, etc) and their ecclesiology (emergent, seeker-driven, leadership model, mega-church). I will do my best to…

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One thought on “Discernment in Music: Oceans (Where Feet May Fail)

  1. Bethany Pam vellacott

    Thank you so much for this! I have felt so uncomfortable about singing that song for ages. Today when I knew it was going to be sung I was in absolute dread because it is very fuzzy and I can’t align myself with the lyrics. I want to keep my eyes on Jesus Christ. My faith comes from hearing the word of God. My foundation is on Christ the solid rock. I don’t find Christ in the ‘mystery’, Christ is revealed to us in the Word of God. Faith without borders, faith in what? There are many spirits that masquerade as angels of light.It’s very vague.

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