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I was speaking with my son last night, He put on John Lennon's song Imagine. He said it was amazing!

Have you heard it and listened to the lyrics.

Imagine there's no heaven

It's easy if you try

No hell below us

Above us only sky

Imagine all the people

Living for today (ah ah ah)

Imagine there's no countries

It isn't hard to do

Nothing to kill or die for

And no religion, too

Imagine all the people

Living life in peace

You may say that I'm a dreamer

But I'm not the only one

I hope someday you'll join us

And the world will be as one

Imagine no possessions

I wonder if you can

No need…

As always I asked questions? Which drives him crazy, what is it that you like so much? He said the guitar was amazing. I said you need to be careful with the lyrics and its influences on the way you think. We then had a long discussion on the meaning. He ended up saying it doesn't matter what John Lennon's meaning was when he wrote or played the song what matters is how he, my son, interprets it, he said he thought it could be interpreted as a form of heaven. This led to quite a discussion. Don't mistake it. He is a modern child, who I am trying to guide him in thinking of Christ as primary the Bible as authoritative and Jesus the Christ as Lord.

This got me thinking though that much of our world interpret the Bible in much the same way. We often don't look at what it meant when it was written but we look at what it means to us today. Does it matter what it meant to the author of the book or is it really only what it means to us today. This is one way we can get two different people who end up having two very different honest interpretations of the Bible.

Pray that God would lead us to visionaries who will have a vision for pastors around the world accurately interpreting the Bible, from its historical, cultural and linguistic context and applied to today. At this point, I am looking specifically for a leadership board.