Jesus Creed

DerekWebb.jpgOne of the songs I liked the most on Derek Webb’s album, Mockingbird is the song about the kingdom. To whom do we pledge allegiance? 

Let us say that there is a both-and as citizens, but do we reflect on how hard it is to maintain a true balance? 
Webb’s words bite because there’s anger and satire in them. But he’s got something to say. Are we listening? 
Here are Webb’s lyrics.
Any thoughts? 
Lyrics to A King & A Kingdom :
(vs. 1)
who’s your brother, who’s your sister
you just walked passed him
i think you missed her
as we’re all migrating to the place where our father lives
’cause we married in to a family of immigrants 
my first allegiance is not to a flag, a country, or a man
my first allegiance is not to democracy or blood
it’s to a king & a kingdom

(vs. 2)
there are two great lies that i’ve heard:
“the day you eat of the fruit of that tree, you will not surely die”
and that Jesus Christ was a white, middle-class republican
and if you wanna be saved you have to learn to be like Him


but nothing unifies like a common enemy
and we’ve got one, sure as hell
but he may be living in your house
he may be raising up your kids
he may be sleeping with your wife
oh no, he may not look like you think 

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