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Sometimes I write very opinionated commentary pieces, and this is one of them. This song describes what has been happening to the Christian church, particularly in America. At an alarming rate, preaching the gospel with conviction has been reduced to giving man-centered, feel good pep talks, and/or teaching doctrines not found anywhere in the Bible. If you have no idea what I’m talking about, go here: http://www.alittleleaven.com/ to read about some bizarre goings on in the name of God, and here: http://tinyurl.com/9wt4jr to hear the vast difference in preaching between Paul Washer and Joel Osteen. The departure from the Bible is taking the power out of sermons, and a powerless gospel is no gospel at all.

Don't get me wrong; there are still some very good churches out there, but you have to search for them!
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I’ve been hearing about abominations
Going on in the house of the Lord
Devils mocking holiness, who teach prosperity
Then take your hard earned money they will hoard

Preachers are now just pop psychologists
Stand up comedians, or worse
Repentance isn’t mentioned, sins are just mistakes
Nothing taught from chapter and verse

Get out of the pulpit
Go find another job
You have no business pastoring
You don’t care for the flock

You have your own kingdom
Your fear of man is cursed
Repent and preach the Bible
Or get out of God’s church

We now hear doctrines that are taught by demons
You need to be familiar with God’s Word
The guy up front who calls himself a teacher
Rambles on about himself, it’s so absurd

The good news of the gospel is fast fading,
Neo- universalism is p.c.
The “many roads to Rome” is now accepted
And the offense of the Cross is history

Get out of the pulpit
Go find another job
You have no business pastoring
You don’t care for the flock

You have your own kingdom
Your fear of man is cursed
Repent and preach the Bible
Or get out of God’s church

Jesus, fully God and man is Savior
He died, then rose again to make us free
We cone to him by grace alone by faith in Him
For his atoning work at Calvary

Sola -Scriptura has become passé
As a smorgasbord of poison is our fare, if you’re
in a lukewarm driven, me me sensitive church Lite
Protect your family and Emerge from there!

Get out of the pulpit
Go find another job
You have no business pastoring
You don’t care for the flock

You have your own kingdom
Your fear of man is cursed
Repent and preach the Bible
Or get out of God’s church
I said repent and preach true gospel
or get out of God’s church
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Uploaded: Jan 21, 2009 - 01:48:22 PM
Last Updated: Jan 21, 2009 - 01:48:22 PM Last Played: Aug 24, 2017 - 10:35:19 PM
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Comments
Moviz said 3193 days ago (January 21st, 2009)
Hi Roxie
'The Truth Will Out' is the common expression and it seems you were inspired to recognise it. Wonderful writing and a lovely performance, regards M
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Roxylee said 3193 days ago (January 21st, 2009)
Hi, Maurice
and thank you for stopping by. :-) I've been following this stuff for years and sometimes it gets to me to the point I have to express it.
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Moviz said 3192 days ago (January 22nd, 2009)
False Prophets
for high profits, M
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davisamerica said 3193 days ago (January 21st, 2009)
wow roxy
why don't you just say what you mean ... :-] Wonderful bit of writing here and performance is splendid.
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Roxylee said 3193 days ago (January 21st, 2009)
Heehee
I can be tactful about some things, but not this. Thank you for having a listen, my friend. :-)
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Feter said 3193 days ago (January 21st, 2009)
Get Out of the Pulpit
see you start from my back ...bad ...but what a gem ...as all your works
very deep and very thoughtful ...not that i m intouched to the subject ..
but you know I understand you .. ;-) wonderful singing ...you are just
wonderful !!! thnx alot for the gem !!!!
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Roxylee said 3193 days ago (January 21st, 2009)
Huh? ;-)
I told you I was working on one, but you were offline (Feter offline???) Surprises are nice sometimes, don't ya think? :-) Thank you, dear friend, for your wonderful comments. You are a great encourager here. :-)
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Dadai.2 said 3193 days ago (January 21st, 2009)
Well, well, well, well...
Well written lyrics... a strong message to help clarify.

Well sung... your voice is powerful and crystal clear.

Well played guitar... really love your finger style and strumming, again so clear!

Well done on that penciled in bass... anchors the music.

thanks!
d.2
Roxylee said 3193 days ago (January 21st, 2009)
Thank you, Jack
I'm glad it came out clear. After hearing Rich's impeccable diction, I realized I needed to work on that. MacJams is a great place to learn to get better at all things music. Thank you for your friendship and being there to listen!

R2

Wait... R2... D2... Uh... never mind, different R. :-)
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dajama said 3193 days ago (January 21st, 2009)
Powerful
Powerful stuff. Nothing more powerful than the expression of something you feel strongly about. You really get the strength of your feeling across, and do it with a magnificent vocal performance (as always!) and a lovely melody. The bass sounds really good, too - subtle and effective. Very nicely done. Peace.
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Roxylee said 3193 days ago (January 21st, 2009)
Hi, David
I appreciate your stopping by. I've been missing so many songs here for the past month.. It's so good to hear my voice sounds good because I always hear every flaw and am tempted to redo it all over. I'm glad I resisted this time. Thank you. :-)
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drakonis said 3193 days ago (January 21st, 2009)
Now THAT's the Roxylee I remember...
Kickin' butt! You tell 'em! In all areas, church, politics, school, we should always watch for "misleaders", and kick them out before they do great harm. Very good message, well sung and nice melody. There were a couple "crowded metrical issues" on a couple lines there, but otherwise they are the usual super-polished well-thought-out RoxyLyrics I usually see from you. Good to hear strong stuff from you.
ttfn,
Drakonis
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Roxylee said 3193 days ago (January 21st, 2009)
Thank you, Drak!
I needed to write an in yer face song for the wimpiness I've been seeing at every turn. It's nice to have a place to spout off. And one day I may get the timing perfect, or hear the un-timing before posting. Thank you for your input and for always being a dear friend to me.
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davisamerica said 3193 days ago (January 21st, 2009)
ok ...
one more time ... just wonderful
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Roxylee said 3193 days ago (January 21st, 2009)
Jack...
You are cool, do you know that? :-)
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Scott Carmichael said 3193 days ago (January 21st, 2009)
In sharp contrast
to the wisdom of this age... strong and pointed in the folk tradition... excellent vox... and the sincerity of conviction in your delivery... this works real well Rox...

Amen...

it's a bit like swimming upstream, but it's no different than He told us it would be
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Roxylee said 3193 days ago (January 21st, 2009)
Hi, Scott
How nice to see you. :-) Thank you for lending support to this cry for a return to the Bible. It's just like swimming upstream, but that's better than going along with the tide. It's so good to be able to sing from the heart and have it be well received.:-)
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michael2 said 3193 days ago (January 21st, 2009)
nice one roxylee
your voice sounds great, and the song is a true cry of anger in folk form. i am not christian, but I can sense your emotions vividly in this song.
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Roxylee said 3193 days ago (January 21st, 2009)
Cool...
AIFF, anger in folk form- I like it. :-) Thank you, Michael. I appreciate your stopping by to say you felt my emotions in this.
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ShadowofNine said 3193 days ago (January 21st, 2009)
Takes me Back
To the glory days of protest folk songs, pointed and to the point...I agree in the whole btw...Bravo
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Roxylee said 3192 days ago (January 21st, 2009)
:-)
Ahh...I guess I'll always be a folkie, and protesting is what they do best. Thank you very much!
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Outtaorbit said 3193 days ago (January 21st, 2009)
Ecellent
Beware the false prophets
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Roxylee said 3192 days ago (January 21st, 2009)
Matt. 24:4-5
Yes, we must be on guard for the deceivers among us. Thank you for coming over to leave a comment. :-)
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davisamerica2 said 3193 days ago (January 21st, 2009)
Amen, Roxy!
These are the the ones who offer to the world the opportunity to blaspheme God's name. The Body of Christ is nothing like what they depict. Bless you girl! You have God's gift and God's message. Luv ya! Terry
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Roxylee said 3192 days ago (January 21st, 2009)
Terry! :-)
So good of you to drop by, how are ya? :-) Wow, thank you, brother. Yes, these false teachers should be warned about, and I'm happy to add my voice to the clarion call. My prayer is that folks will not fall for this junk, but will learn what God actually says in His Word and be kept safe.
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ted23 said 3192 days ago (January 22nd, 2009)
woah Roxy
I like your playing, you have such a nice touch.
This is very clear in sound and message.
I especially like the chorus, very catchy and top top singing!
Nice one
Roxylee said 3192 days ago (January 22nd, 2009)
Thank you, Ed
I hope some will listen to the messages in it. I'm glad you like my playing and singing. :-)
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musichead said 3192 days ago (January 22nd, 2009)
music
I know that songs are meant to get a point across. But Ill leave religion topic alone.
Im just looking at the music not the lyrics. Just wanted to be straight on this thats all.
Its a great a folk tune. Its song with much confidence in the singing. And a great melody line.
Great tune!!!


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Roxylee said 3192 days ago (January 22nd, 2009)
Thanks, Steve
I appreciate your listening to my music, in spite of the topic not being a fave of yours. It was kind of you to listen. Thank you for commenting. :-)
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MarkHolbrook said 3192 days ago (January 22nd, 2009)
Hi Roxy
Wow... powerful statements and ones I often feel strongly about especially with all the strange stuff recently here in Colorado...

Your performance was passionate and excellent!
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Roxylee said 3192 days ago (January 22nd, 2009)
:-)
Thank you, Mark. I feel encouraged to show my emotion more, from all the comments like yours. Yeah, the ongoing Ted saga is bizarre. It's another sobering reminder that when we depart from the truth, we become deceived in many ways. I'm glad you liked the song. :-)
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RickW said 3192 days ago (January 22nd, 2009)
Hallelujah!!
Wonderful Roxy. You delivered a punch that is much needed in this world. Stay in God's Word, renew our minds daily, and keep our thoughts and eyes on the Lord. Just wonderful!! :-)))

Love,

Rick
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Roxylee said 3192 days ago (January 22nd, 2009)
Thank you, Rick
We pray as we watch the departure and we tell the truth while we have the light. Thank you for listening and for commenting. :-)
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regulus said 3191 days ago (January 22nd, 2009)
Right double on!!
This is very Hip, and you hit the hypocrisy square on the head of those pirates of the pulpit making a 10% living off of the generosity of the masses. Your singing on this is so professionally folksinger sounding, I think you deserve a lot more of attention than what your getting here. Great voice too with the old Gibson. You two are great pair.
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Roxylee said 3191 days ago (January 23rd, 2009)
Wow, thank you!
Funny you should say that, because I sent it to Fightingforthefaith.com and the internet radio apologetics host, Chris Rosebrough, included it in the 1/22 podcast. In turn, his podcast was listed in Worldview News, an online Christian newspaper. So more people got to hear it, and my hope is that more people will speak out, not just about what fake church is, but what real church is. Thank you for stopping by, and thank you for such an encouraging comment. :-)
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awigze said 3191 days ago (January 23rd, 2009)
Full Gospel
When I read your lyrics it made me think about psalm1 (which I was reading last night) and also about how Jesus came to divide as in Luke 12. I have seen where people have gotten up and left when the Full Gospel is preached. As a musician I also tire of the fluffy lyrics and white breaded studio product- where they say Him when it 'could also mean' one's lover.... arghhh. This is why I always ensure that His name, Jesus is in the lyrics. Thanks for putting this out there and glad that it seems to be getting wide exposure. Sounds like there is a special anointing on this song.
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Roxylee said 3191 days ago (January 23rd, 2009)
I do think...
it was the Lord who wrote this one. Thank you for joining the cause to rid the church of fluff and bluff. I hear ya about the syrupy, breathy love songs on Christian radio. Bring back the style of Keith Green and Don Francisco, I say! :-)
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HisFootsteps said 3191 days ago (January 23rd, 2009)
Hello Roxylee
I heard this song on a internet Radio Program called 'Fighting For The Faith'.
I realy liked this, the words and the music, the way it was sung!
Thank you!
in Him who was and who is and who is to come!
Stephen Archer (Belfast, Northern Ireland)
Roxylee said 3191 days ago (January 23rd, 2009)
Oh, Yeah!
Fighting for the Faith is great! :-) Thank you for taking the time to come by and leave a comment. I'm glad you liked the song. It's so cool to me that people from all over the world can share songs via the internet like this. :-)
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Godchaser said 3188 days ago (January 26th, 2009)
Amen and amen!
What a wonderful surprise to come across these lyrics and a link to MJ's over at christianresearchnetwork.com.Just reading the lyrics before listening in stirred my spirit.Thank you for sharing this treasure with those of us that seek the truth and without apology expose the many pretenders out there slandering it.I will forever be in awe of His using us mere clay pots for His glory.This piece is a shinning example of your God glorifing gifts Roxylee and your willingness to be used.Praise His Name!
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Roxylee said 3188 days ago (January 26th, 2009)
Yes, Praise His Name!
and thank you for such encouraging comments, Daniel. I'm a folkie who finally got to write a protest song. I'm so glad this stirred your spirit. Maybe if enough of us speak out, people will compare what they hear in church with what the Bible teaches.
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thetiler said 3188 days ago (January 26th, 2009)
very good and very strong
sometimes ya got to say what ya gotta say! I think it is great that you got it out and put your hat in the ring sort of speak! Checked out the link as well ! It sure seems like a whole lot of things are on the net and it is great to have people like your self point things out! Thanks for sharing your musical passion with us Roxy !

Thanks again
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Roxylee said 3188 days ago (January 26th, 2009)
Thank you, Bill
Yes, my hat is in the ring on this, and has been for years; and now MJ knows it. Thank you for coming over . Your comments are greatly appreciated. :-)
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blaky smith said 3187 days ago (January 27th, 2009)
Performance
I'm late Roxanne, but never too late to say you have made here a lovely performance...
Great writing and nice singing... Bravo !
Marc
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Roxylee said 3187 days ago (January 27th, 2009)
Thank you, Marc
Always good to hear from you. :-) I'm glad you enjoyed the song. It was something I needed to say.
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cthayes said 3185 days ago (January 29th, 2009)
Amen, sister!
Very well thought-out and written. Also great vocals & guitar work. We have a local big-shot here in the Seattle area, who will go unmentioned. Been in his church one time. Posted on the front walls were far-larger-than-lifesized posters of this particular pastor (and sometimes his wife) climbing mountains, riding his Harley, etc. Who's being worshiped here? Sorry - didn't mean to steal your soapbox, but again - great job. You're singing about what many people are thinking.
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Roxylee said 3185 days ago (January 29th, 2009)
I'm glad
that many are fed up with this sickness. I hope many will get up on this soapbox and make their voices heard. Thank you, Colin, for listening and leaving a comment.
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SJB said 3184 days ago (January 30th, 2009)
wonderful
You are the quintessential American lady singer-song writer. Everything is here is just perfect.
Best wishes to you
Steve


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Roxylee said 3184 days ago (January 30th, 2009)
Wow, Steve
Thank you. I guess all those years of Joan Baez, Joni Mitchell, then later on Don Francisco and Keith Green paid off. Listening to some really bizarre "sermonars" gave me fuel for the fire. Thank you for stopping by. :-)
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pilgrimpath said 3181 days ago (February 2nd, 2009)
Hi!
I was so impressed with your lyrics to Get Out of the Pulpit that I posted them on my blog. I've linked back to you here on this site, so that others can enjoy your music too :-)I'd love to hear more cutting edge commentary in the future. I really appreciate your folk/protest style...takes me back in time...:-)Thank you!
Roxylee said 3181 days ago (February 2nd, 2009)
Thank you, Brenda!
I think many of us are speaking up about this, and music is always a great way to get a point across. If it serves to encourage anyone to back to the Bible it, was worth singing. Thank you for linking it and for coming by to comment. :-)
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Doug Somers said 3161 days ago (February 22nd, 2009)
This is the real singer songwriter
Strong message delivered with conviction, clarity and musical authenticity.

Peace,
Doug
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Roxylee said 3139 days ago (March 16th, 2009)
Thank you, Doug
and sorry for not seeing and responding to your comment sooner. I guess angst produces art.
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Day-Dreamer said 3139 days ago (March 16th, 2009)
Get out of the Pulpit !
Awesome lyrics
Aww.. Roxylee ! I wish I had the words to say how I feel about this, like you so elequently put them on songs that move you too. ( Mine included ) Thank you so much. Anyhow I will.. just say this, that as soon as I pressed play I was hooked and I love the chorus so catchy- with a 'Powerful Message' I thought it all sounded simply wonderful:)
And hello my freind:)


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Roxylee said 3139 days ago (March 16th, 2009)
Dee! Thank you :-)
The words came out of feeling so strongly about this topic. There are some very good preachers out there, but also many wolves in sheep's clothing, who fleece the flock or teach heresies. Thank you for stopping by, good to hear from you. :-)
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KenneSilva said 3101 days ago (April 23rd, 2009)
Hey Roxie
Nice job; but ya better be careful, cuz you're starting to sound like me - har!
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Roxylee said 3101 days ago (April 23rd, 2009)
Yup
I've been talking about this for years, and figured I may as well sing about it, too. I'm glad you liked it. Perhaps I should send a copy to Guts church or Mars Hill. I don't suppose they'd find it amusing, though.
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daibhre said 3044 days ago (June 19th, 2009)
What more can I add?
Nothing that hasn't been said already. Amen and thanks for saying it so well!
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