Sidetracked

Commented on Dylan’s latest release:

 

The song shows again Dylan’s brilliance as a poet.

 

Yet, if he still professes to follow Jesus, I think he’s been sidetracked.

 

I’m looking at it from what I believe to be a Christian perspective.

 

Yeah, great poetry.

 

But, ultimately, meaningless.

 

And I sincerely pray he comes to realize it soon.

This is the time of Christians getting SIDETRACKED.

 

The devil doesn’t care where he sidetracks you, just as long as you are sidetracked.

2 Responses to “Sidetracked”

  1. ian vincent Says:

    This latest song is typical of his “commentary” style, which is common in his work.

    Dylan is a great commentator.

    He has a long history of social commentary, and raising issues.

    But does he have answers?

    No.

    So, from a Christian perspective it seems to be quite lacking if you can only diagnose the problem but have no solution to it.

    Ooops, I’ve made a mistake.

    I shouldn’t have said Dylan’s social commentary diagnoses problems.

    He just shows the problem at face value.

    But he doesn’t diagnose the REAL problem, that men have turned their backs on Jesus Christ.

  2. ian vincent Says:

    I’m not suggesting God can’t use Dylan’s songs or him personally.

    If someone is a follower of Jesus you would think they would preach Jesus and the Cross in plain and simple terms, not disguised in a literary “code” language, where you have to decipher whether he’s preaching the gospel through allusions to Biblical themes.

    That’s why I pray for him that he will really finish his race well.

    I don’t believe creating allegories really helps people understand the gospel.

    Jesus spoke in parables.

    His parables are enough.

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