Clever Song in Response to Anti-Catholics

by Steve Ray on March 10, 2008

I've been told that some tedious anti-Catholics have uploaded a few YouTube chop jobs on me and other Catholic apologists. Russ Rentler (Nicean Blues) has done a very clever YouTube video you might enjoy!

For another, posted earlier, click here. Another based on Why Catholic Bibles Are Bigger, click here.

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Kevin D. March 11, 2008 at 8:45 PM

This Nicean Blues video has been on the internet (on Godtube, for instance) for a while now, before James White started doing video responses — so it was not "in response." Plus, the song does have a clear modalist statement, that God the Father came down and was incarnate.

STEVE RAY HERE: Thanks for your comments. It states under the video on YouTube that it was in response to the critics of the Catholic Answers show. Also, you are correct that the one line toward the end does express modalism, but I am certain it was just a slip of the tongue in condensing the creed into song. Russ Rentler would not purposely promote modalism and knows that Jesus is not the Father.

tiber jumper March 11, 2008 at 11:08 PM

Sometimes, a little humor can assist the listener to see an aspect of Truth!
Thanks for posting Steve and God bless your work. Your book Crossed the Tiber
is a major reason that I am back in the Church after 30 years as an evangelical. I am thankful for the way God has used your ministry to bring many back home.

Theo Fessenden March 12, 2008 at 12:05 PM

It turns out that Dr. White has offered a review of TJ’s song. I have offered a review of the review on my own blogsite. TJ has been taking a small bit of heat for the modalism in the lyrics from the beginning–the legacy of trying to make a clever rhyme in a light-hearted song without taking care to worry about the implications in terms of serious doctrine. News travels both quickly and slowly in the blogosphere. Perhaps TJ, you might see if there’s a way you can add a disclaimer to the video, lest folks take it for catechesis. :-)

Your bro,
–Theo

tiber jumper March 13, 2008 at 8:34 PM

Yes, I am sorry Steve, that my theologically fuzziness for the sake of "iambic pentameter" has been a stumbling block for some of our separated brethren. The song was written somewhat tongue in cheek and not meant for serious catechesis, though I have had several requests to use it for RCIA. And Yes, I am Trinitarian, have been since my baptism! Catholics have appreciated the video and it remains the favorite on http://www.lovetobecatholic.com (thank you God) Yes Theo, When I release the song on my new CD, I will consult with our separated brethren first to get Catholic theology correct before I hit the record button. :) It is good to be zealous for the truth! Thanks for the correction, all my brothers and sisters on both sides of the Tiber! To God Alone Be The Glory.

STEVE RAY HERE: No apologies necessary. I loved the song and understood what happened. You have a good talent and I love it when Catholics stand up and use their gifts for God. Keep it up. And, thanks for the song! 

Steve Ray April 29, 2009 at 8:33 PM

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tiber jumper said,

April 29, 2009 @ 5:42 pm · Edit

Hey Steve:
Sorry to put an unrelated comment here, but I recently corrected the “modalist theology” of my Nicean Blues that our reformed brothers were quick to point out and caused a bit of a ruckus for you, sorry bout that.
Here’s the studio version (http://crossed-the-tiber.blogspot.com/2009/04/nicean-blues-for-you.html) that will be out on my new Catholic CD. Yes I know, Shameless self promotion, but all for the Glory of God, and a few chuckles along the way.
God bless what you do!
Russ

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