Members of Archibald Baptist Church, in Moscow Idaho have been leaving worship services feeling empty and confused ever since their music minister began weaving praise songs from the Willow Creek Association into the Sunday morning rotation.
One praise song in particular even has members confused about the actual point the song is trying to make. That praise song is “Still I Will Worship you”. The chorus of the song is reprinted below.
I will worship You in the midnight hour
I will worship You when I'm in the fire
I will worship You when all hope seems gone
I will stand and proclaim that
(Yes) You are my God
I will worship You
I will worship You I will worship You
Said one church member, “That song is a total rip off. The whole freakin chorus is written in the future tense and each stanza has a condition attached to it. So when we sing it it’s like we're telling God that we're too busy singing this song to actually worship Him right now. But, don’t worry God at midnight we'll worship you or when we're feeling hopeless or catch on fire we'll get around to it. But one thing is certain, we're not going to worship you while we're here in church singing this stupid song.”
When we asked the music minister why he would have his church sing a song that never actually praises God he told us, “There is no verse in the Bible that says that every song we sing in church has to praise God. Those people who are complaining are just immature believers who need to grow up. The reason the song doesn’t praise God is because the song isn’t about God. It’s about us.”