"Jesus Saves" as written by Jeffery John Hanneman and Kerry King....
You go to the church, you kiss the cross
You will be saved at any cost
You have your own reality
You spend your life just kissing ass
A trait that's grown as time has passed
You think the world will end today
You praise the Lord, it's all you say

Jesus saves, listen to you pray
You think you'll see the pearly gates
When death takes you away

For all respect you cannot lust
In an invisible man you place your trust
Indirect dependency
Eternal attempt at amnesty
He will decide who lives and dies
Depopulate Satanas rise
You will be an accessory
Irreverence and blasphemy

Jesus saves, no need to pray
The gates of pearl have turned to gold
It seems you've lost your way

Jesus saves, no words of praise
No promised land to take you to
There is no other way

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"Jesus Saves" as written by Kerry King Jeffery John Hanneman

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  • +4
    General CommentI just had to get this out. I am a Christian, and I think that saying that Christians are arrogant is a bogus statement. The Bible itself condemns Christians that glorify themselves and chastise anti-Christians. I believe that everyone on Earth is a sinner, even me. Ever heard of "False Teachers"? Well, that's what an arrogant, so-called Christian really is. For Pete's sake, I don't go around to atheists and other religious people and tell them "You're Going To Hell and I'm Not!!" That's another thing the Bible condemns. Church is a gathering place for sinners, and you don't have to go to church every Sunday to be saved. Real Christians love EVERYBODY, no matter what. That is my interpretation of Christianity, and it is stated over and over again in the Bible. So please, don't judge all Christians as snobs, because real Christians aren't.

    Besides that point, I think Slayer is a great, uncompromising Metal Band. Rock on!!
    animal_house210on August 11, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentClearly this is about the futility and sillyness of religion. A song I agree with very much though.
    Phily Babyon March 13, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI dont think this song is about religion in genral but about how people think that they can do whatever they want and just at the end go light a candle or go kiss the Cross and it will all go away. Most dont even feel remorseful or guilty for what they do they just do their little ritual and think its all going to be ok.
    Leo762on September 20, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthe riffs at the 0:36 are the best slayer riffs. They sound like an army of spiders marching on walls. too bad the lyrics suck
    PlanetarumVagatioon December 10, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI am not an atheist. I dont believe in a specific religion but i believe in a higher power. Nobodys seen that higher power because everyone dies before they go werever they are bound to go. THe plain truth is nobody knows whats on the other side and close minded religous people need to open their minds.
    blood_junkieon March 06, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI also think that not all christians are like it says in the song, because I am christian and yet i have some things I do not agree with the religion or the people from the religion so lets say that I believe in Christ more than in the religion itself

    Trooper132on April 21, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentC'mon, guys, I'm an atheist and even I can figure this one out. Read Matthew 6:1.

    Benfeaon October 03, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti can really relate to this song beacuse i have a cousin who always says im going to hell for listening to this but shes just a damn hypocrite

    i wish she could hear the first verse of this song because thats how she is
    masterofpuppets80on May 12, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyeah it talks about oh every sunday we have to go 2 church and be good people and you will go 2 heaven. and your a sinner repent now or youll go 2 hell and how people use religion to scare you and how its dumb
    AngelofDeathon April 20, 2004   Link
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    General CommentToday humanity is predesposed to acept religion only a few of us have scaped its clutches. people scream when they say that unreligious people are sinners well the sinners belive just ask bush. people have heads that could think for themselves.
    THRASHINGUon April 21, 2004   Link

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