By David Ettinger
A Low View of God
During my unsaved high school days in the 1970s, one of my favorite bands was the Doobie Brothers. One of the songs they performed was “Jesus is Just Alright.” The song begins this way:
“Jesus is just alright with me, Jesus is just alright, oh yeah
Jesus is just alright with me, Jesus is just alright.”
Basically, the idea is that Jesus is our friend, our pal, our buddy. And though Jesus does love those who are His, absent from this song is any sense of Jesus as Deity, that He is God, that, as John 10:30 instructs us, He and the Father are one. Omitted from any consideration in the song are the power, majesty, glory, and holiness of God. Sadly, “Jesus is Just Alright” offers a rather low view of our Lord.
Though I am so grateful Jesus is my…
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