At the Christian book store in Preston yesterday, I looked at some CDs that advertised being for families wanting some worship music. They were produced by Seeds Family Worship. I didn’t buy anything until I looked a little more, but the songs looked to be Bible verses put to music. I do like the idea, and some of the songs from YouTube looked good. I will have to test them out on Savannah before committing.
One disconcerting thing I found was the company’s ‘What We Believe’:
We believe the Bible is the inerrant word of God, inspired by the Holy Spirit. We believe in the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit—one God existing eternally in three persons.
Nothing surprises or bothers me in the claim to believe that the Bible is the ‘inerrant word of God’. That’s commonplace among evangelicals and as evangelicals can’t agree on what that means anyway, there’s little point in taking too much issue with it.
But what did catch me is that their statement about the Bible is BEFORE their statement about God. I don’t think I have ever seen that top the list before the statement about God. I wonder if that says more about what they believe than actually what is written in the statement. Surely God would come first.
As a comparison, the Evangelical Alliance has scripture 3rd on their list – and they don’t use the word ‘inerrant’. God takes the two top spots.