Sometimes I’m in the car when the Sean Hannity show comes on, and I’ll listen for a few minutes if the kids aren’t with me.  The intro music is the refrain of “Independence Day” by Martina McBride, and I’ve always thought it a was bothersome.  Here are the lyrics:

Let freedom ring, let the white dove sing
Let the whole world know that today is a day of reckoning
Let the weak be strong, let the right be wrong
Roll the stone away, let the guilty pay, it’s independence day

It’s very confused, I think.  The last line in particular is probably about optimum when it comes to theological confusion per word.  “Roll the stone away” is clearly a reference to Christ’s resurrection, but Christ’s death and resurrection means that the guilty don’t have to pay.  It also means that we are entirely dependent on him, not independent.

Going backwards from there: the “weak be strong” construction is close enough to Matthew 19:30 and 20:16 to be in the same solar system, but “right be wrong” is just bizarre.  Again – God’s grace in Christ means that those who believe in him will be passed through the day of reckoning and not destroyed.

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