I can understand how this misconception of my intent could occur. You see, one of the gifts God has graciously bestowed upon me is that of a teacher. So whether I am answering someone's spiritual question, or writing lyrics about a spiritual topic, I am constantly trying to base my conclusions on what the Bible teaches, and not my own opinions. Thus, I am making myself wide open to the criticism of having too much dogma in its content.
I try my best to bring a good, eclectic mix of musical styles to you, from Mainstream to Progressive. I try to make my lyrics as accessible as possible. As much as I appreciate Yes' and other art rock band's music, I've always been distracted by their "pseudo spiritual" new age lyrics that sound so profound, yet are virtually impossible to decode in some cases. (I imagine this is most likely due to the effect of experimental drugs.) The way I look at it, if I can reach one soul; cause one Christian to re-evaluate their relationship with Christ, then all my efforts have been worth it.
I'm going to be honest with you. There is certainly nothing wrong with praise music, hymns, choruses or even contemporary Christian music. But there's enough of all that to last eternity. As an artist, I try to bring something new to the table lyrically as well as musically. I try to write about concepts and thoughts that I feel are absent in many Christians minds today. For example, do you know that surprisingly few "professed" Christians believe in Satan and his power?...or that God will judge the wicked and is not just all love?... that only ONE path leads to the Father in heaven, and that is faith in Jesus Christ... or even that Jesus was and is the Son of God? And I try to do all this without being self-righteous, for God knows I have my spiritual issues to deal with every day. If you find yourself unsettled by listening to my lyrics, as if they are a personal attack on you (like, "who is he to tell me how to live my life?"), just maybe that's the Spirit of God convicting you of your wrongdoings as well. Hey, we all sin and fall short of the glory of God! Just repent and move on.
So as a teacher and song writer, God has given me the difficult task of reminding all of us (even myself) from time to time that the Word of God is true and that God is not a liar. What has been written down through inspiration of His Holy Spirit HAS and will come to pass, whether we want to live by it or not. We, as human beings, are strong in resisting God's will and doing what pleases us. My lyrics are written to remind us of what pleases God, for that is all that will matter in the end.
Love others as God has loved you. Amen.