Peptobismal Needed

The is a song entitled, “I think I’m Going to Throw Up.”

It is intended to be a praise and worship song for children.  The lyrics are as follows:

I think I’m going to throw up, (x3)
My hands to the Lord.

I think I’m going to hurl, (x3)
My sins out the door.

At camp we are always looking for new and fresh songs for children.  Creative as it is, this is not a song we will be singing.  It isn’t because the lyrics aren’t cute (in a disgusting boy-ish kind of way).  Its simply because the song presents theology contrary to Lutheran theology, especially evidenced in the second verse.

Am I able to hurl my sins of my own accord?  If I am able hurl them out the door, where do they go?  Do they just magically disappear?  Are they gone for good?

The answer to all those questions is, of course, no.  I can do nothing about my sin.  I can’t hurl them anywhere.  Only in faith given to me by Christ am I able to repent and confess my need for forgiveness.   Only through Christ, who suffered, bled and bore the fatal wrath of God upon the cross, can my sins be forgiven and I be declared righteous.

That’s why we won’t sing it.

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