Am I out of line? Last week I attended a early morning Lutheran men’s Bible study for the first time. I felt like an alien. It was started by singing the old hymn out of a Methodist hymnal, Trust and Obey. I couldn’t sing it. All I could think of is how often I don’t trust and obey. This group men sang it militantly. I can’t sing these words because the way I see it, to be happy in Jesus is to see what He did for me on the cross.
Trust and obey,
For there’s no other way
To be happy in Jesus,
But to trust and obey.
The verses are worse.
I agree with you Byron… that hymn seems to imply that our trusting and obeying is the main thing… instead of what Jesus did. That’s not to say that trusting and obeying is a bad thing… but it we all blow it.
Man, you theologians can twist a simple message into some perverse, antichrist heresy with the greatest of ease, can’t you? This is just pathetic!