“I Am a Whore I Do Confess”

It’s difficult admitting I’m a whore. It’s a far cry from agreeing with the Apostle’s or Nicene Creed, or the Belgic Confession. Derek Webb’s song, The Wedding Dress, explains why Christians have a dual identity between loving God and prostituting ourselves:

If you could love me as a wife

and for my wedding gift, your life

should that be all I’ll ever need or is there more I’m looking for?

And should I read between the lines

and look for blessings in disguise

to make me handsome, rich, and wise?

Is that really what you want?

(chorus)

I am a whore I do confess

but I put you on just like a wedding dress

and I run down the aisle.

I’m a prodigal with no way home

but I put you on just like a ring of gold

and I run down the aisle to you.

So could you love this bastard child?

Though I don’t trust you to provide?

With one hand in a pot of gold and with the other in your side.

I am so easily satisfied

by the call of lovers less wild

that I would take a little cash over your very flesh and blood.

(chorus)

Because money cannot buy

a husband’s jealous eye

when you have knowingly deceived his wife.

Here’s a video of Webb singing the song:

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