TheBREAX - I'd Like to Apologize
(from the album TheBREAX [Hidden track on the song "39 Lashes"])
© copyright 2006
I'd like to Apologize
I'd like to apologize to any person who was hurt by a certain individual that claimed a divine purpose but implied you were worthless.
I'd like to apologize for every time you were judged by someone who claimed they were above because they had the love of Christ but didn't.
I'd like to apologize to you for the ignorance of every Christian, for the dogmatic arrogance of the religious.
For all the standards they claim to live by but fail to apply.
I'd like to apologize for every televangelist that has ever taken advantage of those in the middle of the night trying to sell them the light of Christ.
I'd like to apologize for the selling of the fake holy relics and indulgences used to gain, contain, and maintain the freedom of the people, by the self proclaimed universal church.
BUT THE ENTIRE LAW IS SUMMED UP IN ONE COMMAND: TO LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR AS YOUR SELF.
I'd like to apologize for that priest or that pastor that took away your innocence as a child.
I'd like to apologize for that usher or deacon that said you couldn't step into church cause you had style, cause you had dreadlocks, or an earring, or a tattoo, that's so taboo.
So I guess that means heaven has a dress code too?
See, cuz God can care less about how we dress, or what Bible translation we think is best. With the outward appearance He is not impressed.
FOR THE ENTIRE LAW IS SUMMED UP IN ONE COMMAND: TO LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR AS YOUR SELF.
I'd like to apologize for every fundamentalist that has ever blown up an abortion clinic in the name of the Most High.
I'd like to apologize for every protestor outside of a major event with picket signs that reads "God Hates Gays".
Cuz last time I checked, it said the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of heaven.
It also said that by our actions, our own standards, our protests, none of us is made any more righteous in God's eyes.
So where does that leave you Mr. Picket sign man,?
Mr. Ticket each time when you see someone that doesn't live your dogma to the word
But you didn't either, the nerve.
See, I’d like to apologize to you because, whether in your subconscious or frontal lobe
That’s probably how you view me.
So right here, right now, I'll be the scapegoat.
See, some say, Ru, he’s a "liberal Christian".
When it comes to MY morals, I'm as conservative as it gets
Conserving the Word of God in its entirety so you don't forget
The arms stretched, nothing left, but despite what we felt
The Cross Demands a Response
AND THE ENTIRE LAW IS SUMMED UP IN ONE COMMAND
True Christians live by this command, true Christians die by this command
Followers of Christ that took a stand
Men like Peter who was crucified upside down
Or Paul, who took the Gospel to the known world, just to be executed by Rome.
From the thesis of Martin Luther to the speeches of Martin Luther King Jr.
To the brilliant writings of J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis, and the Chronicles of Narnia.
To the Nobel Peace Prize nominated Bono; and you too can see the influence of Marcus Garvey
To the establishment of the Ethiopian Orthodox Christian church in Jamaica by Emperor Selassie
The same place where the baptism occurred of Bob Marley.
To the Hip rock soul of 4th Ave and Ahmad Jones and the genius work of Michelangelo, and the true code of Da Vinci.
To the Miseducation of Lauryn Hill and the poetry of Ant Black.
This is just to name a few, true Christians that took a stand, and understand on what we stand
That the entire law is summed up in one command.