THE QUESTION:

Geoff Bullock's "This Kingdom" says that Jesus is "now glorified, now justified." But Jesus is sinless, he doesn't need to be "justified"! How can Bullock write this way? Isn't it a theological mistake?

LET'S TAKE A CLOSER LOOK:

What does the Bible say about being "justified"? Is it a term we can apply to Christ?

Robin Mark (the author of "Days of Elijah") has had quite a few people asking him for an explanation of the roots and meaning of the words and themes contained in "Days of Elijah" since he wrote the song back in 1994. The following are his words:

The song "Be Unto Your Name" was co-written in December, 1996 with Gary Sadler at his home in Franklin, Tennessee. I remember starting the lyric at the Sadler's kitchen table, probably over lunch or during a break from writing other songs. I spoke out, "We are a moment, You are forever". I really don't remember the line of conversation that prompted me, but that's how the song began. We took that beginning and started to write. Gary has a better memory of the day, thankfully, and this is what he had to say:

Vroeg in het jaar 2006 hoorde ik dit lied in het BBC TV programma "Songs of Praise" op de nederlandse IKON TV. Ik vond de muziek erg mooi, vooral de alternerende 6/4 en 4/4 maatsoort, en kon de melodie niet uit mijn hoofd zetten. Uiteindelijk schreef ik de noten op (incl. een muzikale bewerking), zette de melodie op een paar christelijke discussielijsten op het internet en vroeg om identificatie van het op dat moment voor mij onbekende lied. Ik kreeg één goed antwoord en kon toen verder zoeken naar de tekst en de originele muziek. De tekst is van Stuart Townend, © 1995 Kingsways Thankyou Music.

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