Eddie Eddings is a very talented and prolific cartoonist with a weird sense of humor. He began his blog, Calvinistic Cartoons in November, 2008. And in just a couple months he has managed to attract at least 36 regular followers of which I am one. I started my blog over a year ago and I only have eleven followers. I’m not jealous; I’m just curious about how he did that.
Last week Eddie introduced a lyric contest for his followers. The object was to write lyrics of a theological nature to the tune of the children’s song, “I’m A Little Teapot.”
There were several contributors and a total of 16 entries. Some of them were actually quite clever. I submitted four entries because I thought Eddie was going to award the winner a certificate like he does for his caption contests and I REALLY WANTED A CERTIFICATE.
Well I am happy that one of my entries was the winner but I DIDN’T GIT NO STINKIN’ CERTIFICATE. Oh well, I’ll get over it.
My attempt at writing the winning lyrics was to articulate each of the five points of Calvinism (TULIP) in five verses. Remember, sing this to the tune of “I’m A Little Teapot.”
There really is no good in me.
I am rotten and I’m sure you will agree.
Everything I do is all about me.
That is Total Depravity.
My salvation is all of Grace,
Nothing I can offer will my sins erase.
God has chosen me for His mercy,
Election comes unconditionally.
Christ came to seek and save His own.
His death on Calvary did atone.
For all He called, His blood was shed
And only those, it’s limited.
I was on the run, I wouldn’t be found
But the Spirit tracked me like a thirsty bloodhound.
When He caught me I couldn’t resist
And now my soul is finally at rest.
From my sins I have been freed.
My perseverance is guaranteed.
He has saved me to the uttermost,
And for that I cannot boast.
Well, that was fun. Thank you Eddie Eddings.
The rest of the entries can be seen here. Eddie has just introduced the tune, “Singing In The Rain,” for his next contest.