69 thoughts on “GOH: One More Night With The Frogs”

    1. Well I remember the title. It is scriptural as far as I know. Pharaoh did desire “one more night” with the frogs. (Exodus 8:8-10)

      1. Yes but does it mean it’s ok to allegorize frogs into “pet sins”of Christians? Was Pharaoh being punished for pet sins? Is that what this story is supposed to teach us? It shouldn’t be a mystery why Pharaoh hesitated, the text says his heart was hard.
        For all their emphasis on being biblical this thing was abominable on multiple levels
        I guess proper exegesis doesn’t apply to a Gospel ditty.

        1. Oh absolutely not. But a principle could be derived that people are content living with the consequences to their sin. I know many people (Christian and Unchristian alike) that do not desire to change their behavior to one of fellowship with Christ.

          However, I should listen to the song before commenting further. It’s been ages since I’ve heard it.

        2. There is a history of associating frogs with the Devil since the 13th century, though. The Douce Apocalypse manuscript blazons the Devil’s heraldry (hey, it was the Middle Ages–all nobles had heraldry) as “Gules, a fess Or between three frogs proper”–a red shield with a big yellow horizontal stripe with two green frogs above it and one green frog below, drawn sort of splatted on their bellies.

          So equating frogs and sin isn’t entirely an IFB thing; they’re just silly about it.

  1. I think Hugh Pyle had a sermon with that title. It was in one of his books that he wrote. He ate supper with us at our house before a revival meeting quite a few years ago. His wife did most of talking and he kept to business of eating. He seemed like a nice man, but very opinionated.

  2. Their Christless anecdotes and bumper sticker cliches make me want to pull my hair out sometimes.

    Whoever wrote this song missed the entire point of the Exodus and the Passover. Rather than talking about how it points to Christ they’ve decided to make the story into a parable about those liberal prodigals who wanna spend another night with the stinking frogs… God have mercy on us all.

    1. Great point.

      I also find it interesting that in Heb. 11, Moses is described as refusing to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season. Sin is often initially and deceptively enjoyable; it’s not always miserable like spending a night with frogs.

    2. That’s really unfair to say that whoever wrote this song missed the point of the Exodus and the Passover. That’s analogous to saying whoever wrote “Jesus Loves Me” missed the point that God loves us as well because he sent Jesus to die for us. You can write a song about one theme in the Bible and not be uneducated about another.

      1. I see what you are saying, but I have to push back a little bit – not against you personally, but against the belief that says that a song like this is appropriate.

        II think it is unfair that well meaning young people are forced to sit under preachers and singers that turn the Bible into a book of how-to’s, analogies, and principles for a better life now. I’d rather them not go to church at all than sit under the kind of Christless preaching showcased daily on this site.

        If we’ve missed Christ, we’ve missed the point. The Bible is about Christ, Christianity is about Christ, it’s not about a gathering of self righteous Pharisees coming together and smugly singing songs about “worldly” sinners who live in sin and aren’t as good as they are.

        This mentality cheapens the Christian message.

        That guy singing has no moral high ground to stand upon. Apart from Christ his best deeds are like bloody rags – just like the rest of us. If he has found Gods favor it is solely based on the work of Christ alone. if he realized this I have a feeling that he would change his tune ( pun intended).

        Lastly, i feel sorry for those who are currently walking through the valley of the shadow of death and are forced to sit through bubble-gum diddies about frogs, daring to be a Daniel, and being in right – upright – outright happy all the time. People need the gospel, not fake smiles and trivial jingles.

        1. Nathan, I speak a Christian mom who deeply appreciates what Polished Shaft is saying. I do think silly songs are great for kids. I don’t think Christian songs are meant for amusement or entertainment. People may disagree with me here. I am not opposed to artistic license or appreciation for music but I’m certainly against cheapening doctrine, false teaching or moralizing texts for the sake of a clever song for adults and children this is unacceptable. The church is built on Jesus our children need to understand this. They get their brains entertained out of their head all week!

  3. A Pensacola traveling ensemble did this number at my ex-church. I’ve not listened to it in over eight years, and seeing the title of this post was enough to get the cursed thing stuck in my head. Thanks a ton, Darrell! :wink:

  4. A good as any time to de-lurk, and say that not only is this one of the oddest “hymn” titles I have heard of, but also even with the addition of a beat to the music, the singer still sounds unbelievably lacklustre. Sucking the joy out of praising God seems to be far too common in IFB circles. For we all know that Joy is not a “Biblical emotion”.

    1. I think the title is actually kind of wonderful, but it gave me false hopes for the song. I expected “One More Night With The Frogs” to be about some nightclub in the swamp where amphibians tell stories about great bugs they’ve eaten and snakes they’ve escaped, and the floor show is some bullfrogs singing blues (greens?).

  5. Singing with a pre-recorded accompaniment (with a beat, no less!) AND a microphone? They say they are fundy, but I think they do not know what that means. :mrgreen:

    1. What’s this honky-tonk, rinky-tink piano music doing in a Fundy church?
      Don’t they know that kind of jungle music can turn them into … Pentecostals? Episcopalians?

    2. It’s not pre-recorded. He’s playing a Yamaha keyboard that occasionally appears in the bottom of the frame due to an unsteady camera.

      But, wait! He’s playing a SIN-thesizer! That’s got to be even worse! And that’s probably where the evil pre-programmed beat is coming from. I’ll agree with Big Gary: I never understood why rock-n-roll or anything “too jazzy” was wicked, but the church pianist playing hymns in ragtime was okay. Or how preachers could condemn country or most gospel music for its beat, but then invite their favorite groups to perform in church when there was no discernible difference.

  6. I’ve never heard this as a song before, but a message title, I didn’t know who preached it originally, but my husband preached this in jr. church to the kids back in the former church. Whether it’s right or not to compare it to Christians “pet” sins or not, (probably not) it did always strike me as strange that Pharaoh told Moses to come back and get rid of the frogs the next day. If something is a plague to you you want to get rid of it immediately, not the next day. :???:

    As for the performance, that was pure southern gospel and I enjoyed it. Most fundy churches think southern gospel is too liberal, it has a beat so it has to be wrong. But it’s my favorite kind of music. I’ll be sending this to my husband, bet he’ll enjoy it. :mrgreen:

    1. I’ve never heard this song until today and I like the southern gospel melody and the beat.

      My husband and I were talking last night about going to a SBC b/c we now live in the South. We haven’t been to church since we left the IFB a few years ago.

      Since I left legalism, I have had joy in my Christian life because I’m not on the performance treadmill anymore. :razz:

      1. Good for you Mominator! :D Leaving legalism allows you to see through the film of what they think you should be so you can see what is really there- joy in Jesus alone, and not their endless rules!

        1. As I’m sitting here reading this, my 9 year old is playing…”I’ve got the joy joy joy joy down in my heart!” on the piano. I’m tappin’ my toes! :grin:

          We were lucky enough not to grow up in the IFB and then we only spent about 5 years in it. As new Christians, it took us a while to grow enough to discern through the BS. Neither one of us were discipled so we depend on the Bible and the Holy Spirit. My hubby and I have had some bad experiences too…like being publicly humiliated b/c we didn’t attend the Mission Meeting for six nights in a row. It’s ridiculous how they make the church an idol.

          Quick Question….Is there a way to refresh this page without clicking out of it?

        2. If you click on the title at the top of the page (e.g. “GOH: One More Night With The Frogs”), or on any of the comments listed under “Recent Comments,” the page will be refreshed. It sometimes takes a few seconds. Just call it “the pause that refreshes.”

  7. This is totally random, but driving by, I noticed a church sign the other day, it looked nice and professional, and said “West Bend Baptist Church – independant”. I guess they’re so “independant”, they got their own spelling. :roll:

    1. The Trifold Claw is symbolic of the Trinity. Look at Jack Schaap’s pockets.

      Oh…wait this guy has four…he’s a heathen. This is definitely a liberal church.

      1. There are four parts to the Fundy Trinity (Tetrad?): The Pastor, the King James Version, Shame, and Condemnation.

  8. I couldn’t get past the first sentence, there is a sharp feedback type sound, too early for this for me! :razz:

  9. That was fun – I haven’t heard that song in years. The theology is awful, but the song is just such a perky thing. Thanks, this made me smile.

  10. The lack of smile is weird for an upbeat song even if its awful, but my real question is what is up with the four pointed hanky thing everyone has in there front pockets? Is there a law that this is required attire?

  11. I’ve never heard that one before. What an odd, upbeat, toe-tapping, happy little song to be about the plagues of Egypt. That, and I kind of like frogs anyway.

  12. Ok, the guy needs to lower the microphone. I realize that many “look down their nose” at the huddled masses, but this is ridiculous.

  13. I was digging the piano so much, I was secretly hoping he’d stand up, kick his chair out from beneath him, and start getting all Jerry Lee Lewis on us.

  14. reminds me of all the times I regretted going to the evening service because we had to sit through something weird. Like some weird special music or a puppet show.

    1. That clip somehow inspired me to do a little Googling, and I found YouTube has (on just the first page of hits!) at least 10 videos of different people playing “Amazing Grace” on saws.

      http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Amazing+Grace+on+saw&oq=Amazing+Grace+on+saw&aq=f&aqi=&aql=&gs_l=youtube.12…1425.9867.0.12646.22.22.0.5.5.1.325.2976.1j9j6j1.17.0.

      We may not be doing much about hunger, plagues, pollutiong, corruption, etc., but we’ve got the novelty musical act thing covered.

    2. The cognitive dissonance involved in playing a saw with a suit and tie on will probably gridlock my brain for the remainder of the afternoon.

  15. Now I’m wondering, just what IS Pharaoh doing with those frogs anyway? :???:
    Don’t tell me, I don’t need to know.
    Reminds me of my old Fundy principal getting worked up over the Frog Plague, describing frogs in the bed, in the soup pots, in the bread dough,yelling “I hate frogs! I hate ‘em! I hate ‘em!” etc. He could get pretty entertaining on things like this. :mrgreen:

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