From A Distance

BETTE MIDLER 1990 Chart Position: #2

Be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed, for the Lord thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest
Joshua 1:9

God's Word has much to say about the world and those of us who inhabit it. We are told very specifically of the ultimate destruction of the earth and of those who refuse to submit to God's laws. Many men and women deny the truth and believe that if they are good they will be rewarded, or at least spared from turmoil. Anyone who has experienced God's mercy is assured that He is in control of their life, and will never forsake them. If an individual chooses anything other than this perfect plan, then they are living in sin and God has no use for them, for Our Heavenly Father cannot look upon sin.

There have been a great number of songs written to glorify mankind and those which deny the truth and lead us to believe we are just fine as we are have been the most destructive. From A Distance is easily the most blasphemous in recent years. Despite its lush orchestration and reassuring tone, the lyrics tell on themselves. We already know that God distances Himself from no man, and without fully accepting His grace, we are totally separate from Him. All other lyrics of unity and basic goodness are no more than meaningless cliches. Despite the songs assumption that there is a supreme being, this is not Christ-centered music. It has been carefully devised to appeal to the spiritually confused individual with its ability to tug on heartstrings. The song is performed by superstar Bette Midler, who began her singing career in homosexual bars, and later gained recognition with her image as a campy and free-roaming harlot.

Let us pray that we never become distanced from God by the lies perpetrated by evil conspiring minds. Reject the notion that we have any chance of avoiding eternal death and suffering without submission, and spread the word of this horrible song, that it may cease to lead souls into the lake of fire.