A Savior on Capitol Hill

I love Derek Webb’s songs “The Church” and “Wedding Dress.” He does a great job of reminding me what is important in life.

When I am frustrated with the collection of sinful people that makes up the church, “The Church” reminds me that the Church is the bride of Christ:

And you cannot care for Me with no regard for her
If you love Me you will love the church

When I’m either self-righteous and need to be reminded that I’m a sinner or wallowing in my sinfulness and need to be reminded of Christ’s redemption, “Wedding Dress” helps out:

I am a whore I do confess
But I put you on just like a wedding dress
And I run down the aisle

I just heard “A Savior on Capitol Hill” which starts out with the good message that the government is not for our salvation, but I disagree with the lines:

and as long as the lobbyists are paying their bills
we’ll never have a savior on Capitol Hill

Lobbyists have nothing to do with weather or not we have a Savior on Capitol Hill. No amount of changes will transform the government into a savior. The rest of the song seems to stay with that message, but this if/then construction at least implies the opposite.

2 thoughts on “A Savior on Capitol Hill”

  1. I didn’t see the lines “and as long as the lobbyists are paying their bills / we’ll never have a savior on Capitol Hill” as all that problematic. He simply seems to be acknowledging that money pulling the political strings is just one in a long chain of reasons why “we’ll never have a savior on Capitol Hill.” I don’t think he’s suggesting the possibility with that line.

    My two cents.

  2. But there isn’t a “long chain of reasons.” There is one.

    There are not 4 or 400 or 4,000,000 or even 4×10^4,000,000 things we could change that would make the government our savior.

    The government will never be Jesus until Jesus comes back.

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