I Still Belong To Jesus

Album: We Walk This Road (2010)
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  • Robert Randolph & the Family Band is a multicultural American funk and soul group. It is led by pedal steel guitarist Robert Randolph, who in September 2003 was listed on Rolling Stone's 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time list.
  • American singer-songwriter and guitarist Peter Case wrote this track while the band were in the studio recording We Walk This Road. The song speaks out against Christians who criticize those believers who are less "orthodox" than others. In an interview with Crosswalk, Randolph explained that he sees the value in conveying a spiritual message. But he also understands why some people are reluctant to "buy-in" to traditional church systems. "Some people are afraid of church, and I sometimes blame believers for that," he said. "They say, 'Just give your life to Christ and that's the answer to everything.' But then we're left asking, 'What am I supposed to do when I wake up tomorrow?' If you split up with your wife, curse somebody out, or get addicted to drugs, instead of offering everyday guidance, church people may say, 'I can't believe you did that. What's wrong with you?' And I would respond, 'Everybody's gonna do something wrong. Jesus is and forever will be the only perfect person who's walked the earth.' I grew up my whole life going to church. So I pretty much know what I'm not supposed to be doing and what I need to do. I know how I should treat people. God is the answer to all things, and hopefully that message comes across in our music."

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