Easily one of the greatest songs ever written.
I found this on one of my journeys to the great state of Florida.
In the light of Christ’s word, “In vain do they worship me, teaching as their doctrines the precepts of men,” one is compelled to view innovations in Christian worship as extremely sinful and hurtful.
God saves people, not by injecting righteousness into them (on the grounds of their faith and/or obedience), but by transferring them “into Christ,” identifying them “as Christ,” and making them, in fact, to be Christ.
Part 2 in “Worship” Blog Series
Part 1 in “Worship” Blog Series
The idea of an unbaptized Christian is simply not entertained in the New Testament.
We are “in Christ,” having believed in him and having been baptized into the “one body,” Christ’s spiritual body. As a result of Christ’s redemptive work, we enjoy eternal life (presently, in the joys of Christian service, and ultimately, throughout all eternity).
Glory to God in the highest is the so-called “Gloria in Excelsis Deo,” another of the famous Latin hymns of Christendom.