“This song is the first single from eArth Jones’ upcoming Album “Nicodemus”The Album concept is rooted in the story of Nicodemus asking the question to Jesus “How does one become born again” The song Utopia wrestles with the idea that we aren’t in Heaven yet, so in the meantime let’s bring heaven to earth as much as we can.”
The terms utopia and utopianism were not used in the Bible, as they were not coined until 1516 when Sir Thomas More used them. While utopia is a combination of Greek words meaning “no” and “place,” it is similar to a word meaning “good place.” A word filled with a double meaning.
An imperfect world cannot produce a perfect society. As sinners, we cannot make a “perfect” world since we are not perfect (Romans 3:23). The sin nature is still present in Christians, so even if society was entirely composed of Christians, it would be imperfect (Galatians 5:17). Individuals cannot perfect themselves, and no group can achieve perfection. It would take everyone to be sinless in order to create a true utopia.
But there is hope. That hope comes from Jesus. There is a promised utopia in the Bible:
Daniel predicted that “the God of heaven will set up an eternal kingdom” (Daniel 2:44; cf. 7:13–14), a view echoed by other prophets (e.g., Obadiah 1:21; Habakkuk 2:14; Micah 4:2; Zechariah 14:9). “The kingdom of God will one day manifest itself openly, as the “kingdom of glory,” while its hidden manifestation is known as the “kingdom of grace.” It is important to note that Christ’s spiritual reign has been established in the church on earth, and His physical reign will come one day in Jerusalem.
Several aspects comprise God’s kingdom. Since the Lord is the sovereign ruler of the universe, His kingdom is universal(1 Tim. 6:15). As God rules in the hearts of His children in this world in preparation for the next, the kingdom of God entails repentance and new birth. All that has been done on earth will be brought to completion in heaven (see Philippians 1:6).
“I have seen everything that is done under the sun, and behold, all is vanity and a striving after wind”Ecclesiastes 1:14
Do you ever feel like you have been chasing after things that do not fulfil you?
It is because your heart yearns for utopia and that utopia is only found in Jesus.
Have one look around us and you will see the devastation, innocents dying, plagues, pain and depression everywhere. There are positive things to see but they are so rare nowadays in the world and there is a reason why. We live in a broken fallen world and we need a saviour and He came but we need to turn to Him in repentance.
God does not always answer our prayers the way we expect. We think we need to walk on water when God needs to split the sea. The artist mentioned this in his song and I honestly found it to be so true. We always tend to want things but we honestly do not know the fuller and bigger picture.
God knows and understands our pain, he sees our needs and He will provide. His kingdom is literally at hand but we need to turn to Jesus in repentance for our sinfulness and trust in Him.
Our Utopia is found in Him and in Him alone.
This is such a beautiful song, This artist does not get his advice from the world he gets his advice from the Almighty. I am truly grateful for the artist behind this song who literally wants the world to know about the truth. It is such an amazing work of art, thank you!