When I first became a Christian, I thought I knew what to expect. I had several misconceptions about the Christian life. The song Bang! Bang! was written after being persecuted, humiliated, and struggling to find my place within the Christian Community. I lost nearly all my friends after my conversion to Christianity and was struggling to even fit in with Christians at many different Churches.
I was writing music like crazy and I wrote Bang! Bang! The song tackles the issues of being persecuted, feeling like an outcast when the whole world seems to be against you, including the many “Christians” (Counterfeit, fake ones) whom we are supposed to be accepted by and fit in with. I was Naïve when I first came to Christ and I honestly expected nothing but good experiences within the Church. Even with all the negativity and constant emotional beat downs, one thing was permanently solid; Jesus Christ, Our Heavenly Father. Jesus gave me comfort. He kept pushing me forward, to do what he has called me to do. He kept me standing as the waves crashed against me over and over and over again.
So, the song represents both the negativity and persecution we face from the non-believers as well as other Christians. Whether they are truly saved or not isn’t for me to say. What I do know is that living for Christ isn’t easy and some days are extremely difficult, even painful and emotionally draining. However; if we draw close to Christ, trust in HIM and HIS Word (Read Your Bible!) We will make it through the storms. If Christ be for us, who then can be against us?
Romans 8:31-34 (31) What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? (32) He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things? (33) Who shall bring a charge against God’s elect? It is God who justifies. (34) Who is he who condemns? It is Christ who died, and furthermore is also risen, who is even at the right hand of God, who also makes intercession for us.