John 6:44 — a New Version

The way I learned it:

John 6:44

No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me draw him:

The way some people talk today: 🙂

No man can come to me, except the popular modern music draws him:

About Jon Gleason

Former Pastor of Free Baptist Church of Glenrothes
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6 Responses to John 6:44 — a New Version

  1. True, so very true – and very sad!

    • Jon Gleason says:

      Thanks, Glen. I read something this week, someone talking about how we had to use this music to be able to reach the lost, that it was the key. And I’ve heard it so many times before….

      • I also hear that line all the time. And I always respond, “How come Paul didn’t have that problem?” The stuttering and excuses which follow are hysterical.

      • Jon Gleason says:

        Good answer, I’ll remember that one. 🙂

        I can think of one New Testament precedent for music evangelism. It’s in Acts 16.

        So maybe if you’ve first been severely beaten, and then you are in stocks in prison, then I suppose you sort of have a precedent. I don’t know what music style they were singing, of course. But I don’t think it was the music that made the earth move. 🙂

  2. Brian says:

    Indeed, how true. What we win them with is what we must use to keep them. The modern seeker-sensitive church is in constant flux because of its market driven mindset and the changing tastes of the clientele. Much better to preach the Word and let God do the drawing…and the keeping.

    • Jon Gleason says:

      Thanks, Brian. The Scriptures are so clear on this, but pride tempts us to place reliance on our methods, our eloquence, our music, our charming personality, our whatever….

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