‘If Jesus Came Today He Wouldn’t Be a Christian’, by Jeff Simmonds, Hits Number 1 on the Biblioblog Charts
Posted by NT Wrong on September 2, 2008
Jeff Simmonds has a PhD in religious studies from the University of Victoria, New Zedland. I know, because he sings about it at the start of his song.
“Jeff was previously the lead singer of the band Obadiah and the Minor Prophets and as ‘Dr. Jeff Obadiah Simmonds” wrote 24 short books on a range of issues related to Christianity and social justice.”
“Along with his brother, Phill, he won the New Zedland ‘New Filmmaker of the Year’ award in 2007.”
“He is currently writing a book called Judas Moved the Stone that outlines his conclusions and his point of view.”
– Jeff Simmonds’ website
‘If Jesus Came Today He Wouldn’t Be a Christian’ is currently Number One on the Biblioblog Charts. It’s gone lead.
- I love Jesus
And Jesus loves me
I know all about him
Because I’ve got a PhD
Studying Religion and Church History
And the development of Christology
From its pre-Christian origins
To the Council of Chalcedon
In 451 – Yeah!
- If I could make a machine
To travel back in time
I’d go to the first century
And live in Palestine
I could talk to John the Baptist
And Rabbi Hanina Ben Dosa
I’d find St Paul
And punch him in the head
Then I’d talk to Jesus
And listen to everything he said – Yeah!
- I’m sure that Jesus
Must be turning in his grave
When he sees those
Who are preaching in his name
If Jesus came today he wouldn’t be a Christian
No, he’d probably be a liberal Jew
That’s why I don’t want to be a Christian
Just a follower of Jesus
… Or maybe just a Buddhist – Yeah!
Those New Zedlanders have wacky senses of humour.
… I guess he’s probably related to Steph.
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