As if we need any more proof that a golden heart beats in the chest of Chris Martin, here it is : he is a tither!
His Mama even told him to do it. Chris Martin talking about Coldplay & tithing :: as a kid his Mum said ‘.. this is tithing. Get used to it..’
Such generosity of spirit shows true qualities of goodness and an admirable desire to listen to his mother–another good quality. In a story in the UK Daily Mail,
“Chris Martin has $90 million dollars in the bank but he isn’t keeping it to himself. The generous singer has revealed he gives away ten percent of his all earnings.
The superstar told Today’s Richard Wilkins that his mum taught him to donate to the needy when he was just ten-years-old. He’s carried on the tradition ever since.
‘Ten percent of Chris’ pocket money goes to charity,’ Coldplay guitarist Jonny Buckland joked on the show. “
“In fact, Chris revealed his entire band Coldplay share ten percent of their $475 million net worth with 28 charities and take their donations very seriously.
The super group support a wide range of foundations, including Amnesty International, City of Hope and the Red Cross.” What generous souls indeed.
Chris and the band maybe looking for a tax break but they are following sound Biblical doctrine also.
Jesus made it clear that we are obligated to be generous to those in need (Matthew 25:31-46).
Give to the one who asks you, and do not turn away from the one who wants to borrow from you. (NIV, Matthew 5:42)
Giving is to be done cheerfully, rather than as an obligation (2 Corinthians 9:6-7), and not for the purpose of public recognition (Matthew 6:1-4). The right amount to give may be more or less than ten percent, depending on one’s circumstances (Matthew 19:21, Luke 18:22, 21:1-4, Hebrews 13:16, 1 John 3:17). Generous giving is an acknowledgment that everything we have is a gift from God, and is to be used in His service (Luke 12:33, Acts 20:35, 1 Timothy 6:17-19, James 1:17, 1:27, 1 Peter 4:10).
ALL praises to the band and Chris Martin for tithing 10%. No doubt Our Beloved in Coldplay is a good man indeed.
10% ‘A tithe
Mother GWYNETH: you must stop with the medical advice. Doctors are calling you out now. You are bringing shame upon the Church in your ex-husband’s name. We are demanding–in the name of Chris–that you cease this medical drivel you continue to dispense. Here is what the well-regarded In Touch magazine said: Doctor Slams Gwyneth Paltrow’s Site Goop, Calls Health Advice “All Around Medical Bullsh-t.”
Dr. Jen Gunther, an Ob/Gyn, said
“In a scathing May 22 blogpost, the Doctor slammed the actress — calling her health advice “all around medical bullsh-t that you and your pals at Goop promote and sell.”
“Ultimately, what people like Gwyneth Paltrow do is they lower the medical IQ,” Dr. Gunther exclusively told In Touch. “They have this disclaimer on Goop where none of this is advice, but that is not how it is presented.”
Debunking some of the “crackpot theories” passed off as fact on Gwyn’s site, Dr. Gunther tells In Touch the star “is selling fear.”
Idiotic Claim No. 1: Tight Bras Cause Breast Cancer
“I’ve had patients read this on Goop and worry that they caused their own cancer,” Dr. Gunther tells In Touch, adding that the theory “comes from somebody who is not a doctor or cancer researcher. But it was presented as fact.”
The doc asks Gwyneth, “What do you possibly have to gain by spreading lies to women about bras causing breast cancer?”
Idiotic Claim No. 2: Vegetables With Lectins, Like Tomatoes, Are Making Us Obese
“Obesity is caused by processed foods low in nutrition and high in calories,” says Dr. Gunther. “But that won’t get page clicks!”
Idiotic Claim No. 3: Beware of Latex Condoms, Which Contain Nitrosamines, a Carcinogen
“The only thing between [you] and HIV or gonorrhea is a few millimeters of latex, so glove that sh*t up,” Dr. Gunther rages. “If you used a condom a week for 30 years, you would absorb only a minuscule amount of nitrosamines.”
What has proven to cause cancer? Alcohol, notes Dr. Gunther, which is featured in Goop’s many cocktail recipes.”
STOP with the snake oil, Mother!
Nothing untoward must tarnish the good name of our Illustrious One of Coldplay!
THIS IS A CHURCH COMMAND. Amen.
I WANT SOMETHING JUST LIKE CHRIS
I’VE BEEN READING TABLOID FARE;
ALL THE GOODS ON ROCK STARS LIVES.
THEIR LUXURIOUS MALIBU MANSIONS & THEIR GORGEOUS TROPHY WIVES.
MUST BE NICE TO HAVE SO MUCH MONEY IN THE BANK; CLEARLY I DON’T SEE MYSELF IN THAT WEALTHY RANK.
BUT I SAID, WHERE MIGHT I FIND MYSELF A MAN AS WONDERFUL AND REAL?
WHO WOULD ENJOY DISCUSSING THINGS & EATING A FAIR TRADE HEALTHY MEAL? I’M NOT LOOKING FOR SOMEONE WITH SUPER HUMAN POWERS; JUST SOMEONE I CAN TURN TO IN THE LATE NIGHT HOURS.
I WANT SOMEONE JUST LIKE CHRIS;
OH, I WANT SOMETHING I WILL MISS; I WANT SOMETHING JUST LIKE THIS.
I’VE BEEN READING THE UK DAILY MAIL AND THE RUBBISH THEY PUT ONLINE.
BUT I LOVE THE STORIES ABOUT COLDPLAY AND CHRIS–HE IS SIMPLY DIVINE.
WONDER WOMAN MAY DEFLECT BULLETS AND FLIES THRU THE AIR;
I WISH I WAS A BLOND HOLLYWOOD ACTRESS; LIFE IS SOMETIMES SO UNFAIR.
PERHAPS CHRIS MARTIN WILL CONSIDER A COMMONER AS HIS VERY NEXT WIFE?
A NORMAL PERSON TO LOVE AND CHERISH FOR THE REST OF HIS LIFE. SUCH FAIRY TALES LIKE THIS MIGHT SOMEDAY COME TRUE; TO GAZE FOREVER INTO THOSE EYES OF CORNFLOWER BLUE.
I WANT SOMETHING JUST LIKE CHRIS.
I WANT SOMETHING JUST LIKE CHRIS.
“I think this song has something to do with Jesus Christ. Jesus was referred to as the “King of the Jews” and they mention the word “king” several times in this song.
“Long live the king!” is what the soldiers said when they were whipping Jesus Christ (remember when he got crucified, he got beaten with nasty whips, a crown of thorns placed on his head, and he has to carry the cross?). from Song Meanings.
“I know Saint Peter won’t call my name.” refers to when Jesus said to Peter that Peter would deny him three times before the cock would crow twice, and this happened, because Peter denied Jesus three times before the cock crew twice.
“Revolutionaries wait for my head on a silver plate.” refers to when John the Baptist got decapitated.
Jerusalem is where the temple Jesus was in and is present in the Bible many times.”
From Viva la Vida,
“pillars of sand” is a reference to the biblical parable given by Jesus about the fool who built his house on sand, and the wise man who built it on solid rock, while “pillars of salt” is a reference to Lot’s wife, who was turned into a pillar of salt.
“I know Saint Peter won’t call my name” refers to the popular tradition of St. Peter guarding the gates of Heaven. He is often depicted in art as holding the keys to the Kingdom of Heaven per the Petrine doctrine and the Biblical reference in Matthew 16:19. He is also commonly depicted with the book of life reading off the names of those individuals who had believed in Jesus Christ as per Revelation 20. The term “… my head upon a silver plate” refers to the beheading of St. John the Baptist when Salome demanded his head delivered to her upon a platter. from Quora.com
Our own beloved crooner Chris Martin explained what this song meant and it was his way of tying the band’s music to sanctification. “Chris Martin told The London Times November 28, 2008, he saw this song about a deposed dictator reduced to “sweep[ing] the streets I used to own” as being “really positive.” He explained that he saw it as “more like a turning-over-a-new-leaf kind of song.” Martin added that its like I’ve messed up, “and I don’t mind being punished, but I can get redemption.” from Song Facts.
REDEMPTION VIA VIVA LA VIDA. Proof to all the world that what we here at The Church of Chris Martin have been proselytizing for years is indeed true: Viva la Vida is a spiritual invitation to the masses to turn over a new leaf. Repent your past misdeeds & and Receive the Coldplay Redemption, which is an earthly invitation to accept your heavenly reward. Amen. More Lyrical Analysis to follow.