The effort to proclaim the whole counsel of God’s Word is an arduous task. At times, it can seem like an impossible task. We teach the Word of God in several way. We can personally study with a friend or invite them to a bible class lead by another at our building. We can invite them to a worship service were the lost have a chance to hear the Gospel proclaimed. Yet another way to teach is through songs. Consider the following: “Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.” (Colossians 3:16) However, what happens when we sing a song that teaches false doctrine.
When we sing unto God, we sing to His power and might. We sing to the fact that He deserves worship. We also sing to marvel at His magnificent plan. The false doctrine known as Dispensational Premillennialism is never found in God’s Word as His plan. As a matter of fact, this is a manmade doctrine that tries to thwart God’s true means to save man. Dispensational Premillennialism is summed up by the following: “…Because Jesus was not able to set up His Kingdom, He set up the church. Before His return, the rapture of the saints happens and the world will be thrown into a 7 or 10 year time period known as the tribulation. After the tribulation period of time, then the return of Jesus will happen and He will set up a kingdom in Jerusalem to reign on Earth for 1,000 years. All of these ideas will quickly come to pass after the signs of the end…” This doctrine is FALSE! We need to be on guard for this doctrine as it is well accepted in the world in which we live
There is only one problem here- the opposite is found in the Bible. 1. The kingdom is the church- Matthew 16:18-19. 2. “Rapture” is never found in the Greek, Hebrew or English Bible. It was found in one place in the Latin Vulgate- 1 Thessalonians 4:17 (caught up). 3. Tribulation, as a time of cleansing the earth, does not exist in the Bible. It is a perversion of Revelation 2:10. 4. It was never Jesus’ intention to set up a Kingdom on Earth (John 18:36). Also, at the return of Jesus, when the world burns up (2 Peter 3:9-10), it will be impossible to have an earthly kingdom. 5. Every reference to the 2nd coming of Jesus never has Him stepping on Earth, but rather the saved meeting Him in the AIR (1 Thessalonians 4:13-18). 6. The “End Times Signs” do not exist. Jesus would state of that day knows no man (Matthew 24:34-36).
This doctrine sounds far-fetched because it has no support in the Word of God. It is necessary that you and I look at what we teach, even in song. The song “Jesus is Coming Soon” is the song we will examine here. On the outside, we like the song. It was well written musically. It has an upbeat tempo and the echo help this song to stick into our heads. This question is found in verse #2. “…When these signs come to pass, nearing the end at last, it will come very fast, trumpets will sound.” This lyric falls right in line with the false doctrine, Premillennialism
In order to teach and edify, we must sing about the truths of God’s Word. When we sing false songs, we run the risk of teaching the lost incorrectly, which we never want to do. We always want to teach those who are lost to follow the Word of God in its purity, without interjecting our misconceptions. We also run this risk of undermining the authority of God’s Word to His children. When that seed of disbelief is planted and blossoms into full maturity, then we can replace any or all of God’s Word with false doctrine.
Let me encourage you to examine what you sing for truth. When the song passes the test, let me also encourage you to sing with all of your might. May God bless us as we strive to serve Him.