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C. Hernandez | Yokohama, Japan | 05/03/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This was an album my mother used to play in the car when I was a young kid, around junior high or elementary school age. Many of the songs are scripture taken from the Bible set to verses in a song. I still remember the lyrics even though it's been more than ten years since then.
I especially remember "Guard The Trust", which, if I remember correctly, is made of Paul's advice to Timothy as a young Christian and how he should treat others and behave in a manner worthy of his calling. "Carry Me" is a wonderful song with a simple idea everyone can relate to on one of *those* days: "I am weak, You are strong." "Agony of Deceit" is a stern warning against false teachers. I think the type of false teachers we face today are a bit different from the ones back then, but the warning the Bible gives to watch out so that you are not deceived by arrogant people is still the same.
Steve Camp never seemed like an arrogant sort of person to me. His songs were directly from scripture and it felt like they were written by a person who was studying the Bible in-depth and set his musings on what the things he read meant to him in his everyday life. Many of the references might not make sense to someone who isn't familiar with the Bible or Bible stories, which is unfortunately typical of a lot of Christian music of this period. If you haven't read the Bible you might not understand the jumble of Bible quotes put together in "Consider the Cost" or references to things like the rich young ruler. I think this is an album made for someone who really knows a lot of Bible scripture and can follow the references and know what the speaker is talking about.
I think the most important track any Christian could hear on this album has got to be "Could I Be Called a Christian" which poses the question, could I really be called a Christian, if everyone knew the thoughts and attitudes of my heart? The idea expressed here struck a deep chord with me at that early age, and from then on I thought of being a Christian as something that starts deep within me, beginning with the way I think, not outside me, with what I do or don't do, or whether or not I go to church on Sunday.
This album will indeed sound pretty dated by now. However, it had a good message and I do think there needs to be some Christian music that is accessible to new believers and some that addresses issues that someone who's been a Christian for a long time would face. If you could compare Christian music to food, there has to be some milk, some salad, some potatoes, and some beef. This is more on the beefy side and may be hard for a young Christian or seeker to digest. However, the message is just right for someone who's been a Christian for a long time and studied the Bible in-depth."