The refrain of the hymn “Im pressing on the upward way” extols the blessing of reaching for that which is above us as we reach for God’s standands.
I want to live above the world,
Though Satan’s darts at me are hurled;
For faith has caught the joyful sound,
The song of saints on higher ground.
But today, the saints are reaching lower and are standing on lower ground, barely discernable from the world. The songs are now beat driven “hits” performed by artists whose goal is to chart, not glorify God.
That may only be because the church is now officially an entertainment venue thanks to shows like BET’s “Sunday Best”. Sunday Best is the American Idol ripoff. But are you ready for the So, You think you can dance church version ripoff? Ready or not here it comes, courtesy of Vickie Winans.
According to their website, “Dance Saints, Dance has been designed to Network and Promote Praise and Mime Dancers throughout the United States. Also, to provide them with a professional platform so that they can carry out there[sic] gift of Dance.”
I must have missed the memo about “church dancers” needing a “professional platform”. Why is it that people need to be promoted when Christ said “If I be lifted up…”? Since the church no longer values the direction of scripture, its easy to slide into flesh shows. Expect more as we continually shun God’s word for in favor of more entertainment and “talent competitions” with VIP mixers. What’s next, a preaching competition?
If you think DSD is ludicrous, you may want to gather up all your Clark Sisters music and burn it after reading this expose at The Dunamis Word. The Sisters have signed on to sing Franky Beverly’s tribute songs. Pastor Burnett reveals the idolatry mixed in the music of Maze, a 70s soul group the Clark Sisters will be paying tribute to.