shai linne's reflections on the gospel, theology and hip-hop culture
Double ststokedyour two biggest fans here Sham! Praise Jesus! hope to see you on the pulpit someday!
Thanks Shai! I Praise the Lord for you my brother!
Thanks Shai, I praise the Lord for you my brother!Grace and Peace!
We love the new song...can't wait for the cd.
Vallejo, Cali can't wait to bump the Attributes of God!
Tremendous! Thank you Shai. Ps.115:1!
Tremendous! Thank you Shai. Ps. 115:1!!!
Great single and great seeing you at the Man Up concert/movie premier yesterday. To God go the glory and my he continue to bless you and your wife. Grace & peace!
Love the single! I can't wait for the album!.... its funny that your top three "new school" authors are all dead.... Edwards and Owen are two authors we all need to keep in heavy rotation. When are you gonna do a show in San Diego?
This song almost had me breaking down in Starbucks... one of the most Christ/God-centered songs I've heard in a long time... this track definitely blessed me. Keep it up Sir.
Hello Shai, I just stumbled accross your blog. I heard a song from you a while back that I wanted to respond to. Cheers!Well excuse me Mr. Linne, but I think you’re confused,And there are one or two verses which you have misused.It’s true – God only saves the group He’s elected,But that doesn’t mean we’re born preselected.The ‘children of promise’ He’s chosen to save;All who seek God through works remain in the grave.God truly desires all men to believe;His words in The Book weren’t meant to deceive.And the elect themselves were just like all others,Once 'children of wrath,' just like their brothers.So even if His death was selective,Was the atonement He made somehow defective?See, the blood only protects when it’s spread on the door,And the rod only heals when you look from the floor.Now faith isn't a work; it gives us no merit.Of itself, it’s not any credit.Faith alone cannot save, unless it’s in Jesus,His passage through death is what’s freed us.Faith is the bond; it’s only the tether;It’s the thing that ties you and Christ together.That’s why we can believe, even when we’re depraved,We can obey the gospel even when we’re enslaved.Now here’s what I feel I must simply decry:You don’t even know why Christ came to die!You think He came to win some sort of game?A no-risk endeavor to garner more fame?There is only one reason He came down from above:Sheer, incomprehensible, disinterested love.This one central truth of ChristianityHas been flippin’ the world since 30 AD.And yes, when we step back and look at God’s plan,We admit he failed miserably to woo every man.But don’t you see? He knew this from the start.That’s what sets our God apart.He willing opened Himself up to rejection,Knowing that we would ignore His affection.And yes He was ‘crushed,’ and yes He cried.He had no dignity; He laid it aside.And He prayed for those who killed Him as He died.But when it comes to the billions going to hell,You think God is up there saying, “Oh well”?As He looks on the throngs, condemned to die,Mutters, “Could’ve saved them to, if I’d bothered to try”?He would be fair and just, that much is true,But is that really the way Jesus sounded to you?
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