In a nutshell, this song is about Christians abandoning newly-converted Christians without sticking with them and helping them through all of their questions. Imagine being invited to a party by a friend and when you get there your friend pretty much ditches you and leaves you to your own devices. It makes you feel awkward, confused, and withdrawn. That sucks, and it's definitely not what Christians should do to people who have recently accepted Jesus as their savior. There needs to be a family around those people conducive for growth in Christ so they can be consumed like a fire with the Spirit of God. Leaving them to fend for themselves is just unhealthy and leads to confusion and a lack of understanding and also a bitter taste of God.
It's not my goal for you to just believe, reciting a few lines means nothing to me; I want to see your life change for the better. I want to watch you grow and be free, find peace for yourself, and not feel comfortable put on a shelf. Drop your card in the box, I hope to God that helps, but my real concern is we leave it to nothing else.
My real concern is that we leave it at this.
I pray that you get everything you need, and nothing is withheld because of me. Take all your broken things and all your broken dreams and lay them down for new life and restoration.
Your aggression is not only understandable, I would say it's deserved, after all the hate speeches and condemnation that you have received from the church. Truly, I tell you, there's life inside this book. Truly, I tell you, there's a love that's waiting for you.
My real concern is that our ignorance is bliss.
Do you want to burn with passion?
released 28 November 2013
Andrew Jones of TeethAreSwords as a guest screamer, Forrest Culotta as a guest vocalist.