I'm new to IFB, and I need to ask: Why would a Christian artist adopt the pirate theme? It seems to me, from my little bit of research on Majesty, that maybe the creation of Patch the Pirate, and the acceptance of the whole pirate motif, was the beginning of what's becoming a larger problem.
Forgive me if I'm hijacking this thread, but I can't seem to find any other discussions where anyone is concerned about this.
A few years ago I discovered that the word of God exists in English, and this discovery has led me to leave the Pentecostal movement and seek fellowship with the IFB crowd. So far, so good, and I believe that as long as the King James Bible is the final authority we can get past other issues.
One of the first major events for me at my new church was involving my seven-year-old son in a small presentation where the kids sang three songs on Sunday morning and evening. Two of the songs were from IncrediWorld, and I downloaded those two so he could practice. They were fine songs I thought, with the (seemingly minor) issue that "Days of Creation" claims that on day one God created the "heavens" (plural) and earth. I told my son that God created only the third heaven (singular) at first, and the other two heavens were created after that. This was pretty minor, but when I saw the whole pirate theme, I knew I wouldn't be leaving any IncrediWorld CDs lying around the house, and that I wouldn't be enrolling my son in any pirate club.
Pirates steal, kill, and destroy. The word "pirate" isn't in the bible, but there is someone mentioned in the bible that does these things. What is Majesty thinking? Patch's ship is apparently even called the "Jolly Roger!" This is a skull and crossbones, guys! What are we all thinking?
In my old church I used to pray God's protection over myself and my family if the worship team started to play some questionable back beat, or if the message of the song was questionable. Now I'm protecting my son from pirates.
I know that all churches are full of sinners, but I'm still taking the pulse of the IFB movement. Thanks.
From Ron's testimony: he was diagnosed with eye cancer, and lost his eye as a result. Thus, he wore a patch. At some point, a child asked him if he was a pirate, to which he quickly replied, "Yes, I'm Patch the Pirate.". From this was born the idea, and the character. Used to be very good stuff, even though yes, I agree that a pirate may not be the best idea, but hey, he had the patch and was able to use it in a children's ministry. Sadly the music has begun to slip for a while now, even Ron's stuff, as well as music from Majesty in general.
So, not saying right or wrong, it just worked out that way.
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