Iraqi Orphan With No Hands Wows X Factor Audience Singing Imagine



  • 2015-02-11T19:25:13

Thea Justice ... "Its not just the lyrics, its the meaning"? the lyrics are the meaning. Lennon was very clear that he believed religion was the problem. Also by imagining we can change reality. As a pacifist he believed that all things can be resolved in peace which is not true unless you are OK with being a slave to a dominant individual or organization such as Hitler or ISIS.

  • 2015-02-11T09:01:27

Reading the posts I see the very core of the 21st century church. Concerning this young man, he sang a secular song based on secular humanism, which was at the heart of John Lennon. Lennon could write nothing else because it represents who he is. It was just a song. I was greatly moved by his story, but not so much by his singing. He sings good, but not great, in my opinion. He may be much better than this video illustrates given first time nerves and such. But, back to the posts on this blog. There are Christians who take the Bible and God very seriously and believe God has high standards, and there are those who preach the 'lets all get along' message, and that Jesus was a long haired hippy who spread love and peace wherever He went. Throughout our entire church history the church has had leaders that embraced holiness, the fear of the Lord, the blood of Christ, confession, repentance, and picking up the cross and following Him. Today we have a new church that preaches feeling good, being true to self, finding the best you, and a gospel free from the message of sin/confession and repentance. It is a softer, more comfortable gospel and the desire is to see everyone reach across the aisle and include all religions, all morality, all behavior.....just love them. The fact is that there really is a heaven and a hell, and peace is impossible without God. If God withdrew Himself from earth we would destroy ourselves in a flash. The Bible says God IS. God IS the way, God is the truth, God is life, God is love, God is peace, God is the beginning and end, God is light, so just imagine if there were no God.

  • 2015-02-11T08:50:32

Katrina Longdo Adler Actually, to be accurate MOST wars are started by the greed and ambition of men. If you look at the genocide over the centuries you will find that the vast majority were murdered by atheist, secular dictators from Russia and the far east. The death toll is in the multiple millions. WW1 and WW2 had nothing to do with religion. The Egyptian empire, Persian, Assyrian, Roman and Greek conquests were never based on religion, in fact, as long as those conquered honored the rulers they were free to practice their own religion.

  • 2014-09-02T21:56:46

He choose the perfect song and he's right. We can only imagine how peaceful this world would be without religions or Gods. Well done young man.

  • 2012-09-03T16:03:42

Hi I am from Australia and I know that both boys are saved , there Mum is very strong in her faith. The other boy is a great swimmer and he is in the finals of the paralympics in the 50 metres. Isn't God amazing.

  • 2012-03-28T03:18:07

Mark Maselter...Yes we received two for gifts and I just bought the picture book for our three sons. Beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

  • 2012-03-26T20:48:20

you need to read the book "Heaven is for real" by Todd Burop..... It will bring you much comfort... it is about his son who went to heaven and what he saw there.... i would tell you more but I don't want to ruin it.... it will bless you soooooo much!!!!!!

  • 2011-12-27T02:24:02

I want to say that though this song doesn't have connection to christian faith, but I believe the Lord allowed this for us to see beyond our little corner. It's time to go on our knees and pray for this feller and the family and many more out there to find real hope and life. It's a big challenge, may God help us and delivered from a life of murmuring, complaint and ingratitude. Lord help us!

  • 2011-12-18T05:39:50

AMEN to everything you have said. You are wise in what you say. You are so right. GOD is all over this video. Shame on those who can not see this. GOD is great.

  • 2011-10-15T18:11:01

You are very right .it's not about what someone sings. It's about the precious gift that he was giving by God and using that gift to the best of his ability. Yes that wouldn't have been my choose of songs that I would have sang but it wasn't my choose. It's also about the courge that he showed by getting up there to sing in front of everybody. I don't even have that courge. May God bless him abundantly.

  • 2011-10-09T04:10:24

Wow did this get heated ever! I can't speak for everyone, but my intention was not to judge Emmanuel. My intention was to speak the truth in love and I truly hoped that he knew Jesus Christ as his Saviour and the Son of our Creator (or at least came to know Him soon). This way Emmanuel would have an eternity to look forward to where there would be no pain, tears, or sorrow and his body would be made perfect (just like my little Klarisa). It is a truly touching story of God's light and love being shown through his adoptive mother. Furthermore, it does break my heart to see someone like John Lennon being glorified above Christ. I was trying to give God the glory for this story. Emmanuel has a sweet heart and doesn't need criticism over his choice of song. Nevertheless, we are called to speak up regarding sin. Only God knows what John Lennon's heart was about when he wrote that song and the state of his heart when he passed away. Despite this, he made it very clear that for a decent amount of time, he thought much more highly of himself and his life choices than he did of God and what He wanted. That is just plain sinful. Emmanuel probably doesn't even know this and I doubt anyone is being critical of him. Our job is to pray that the scales are removed, wisdom prevails, and those that are lost or confused learn the truth.

  • 2011-10-05T03:52:32

Malenna, This was the most touching thing I have seen in a very long time! Really Awesome!!!!!

  • 2011-10-05T02:03:11

correct me if I'm wrong but doesn't Emanuel translate to "God with us"?

  • 2011-10-01T06:44:56

Emmanuel, may God bless you and your family. What a wonderful woman your mom is...

  • 2011-09-26T15:34:58

This beautiful man has a tremendous gift. Please continue to share your beautiful voice with us!

  • 2011-09-25T18:26:42

I agree with you Sonshine. That this song had GOD written all over it.How can anyone listening to this song not feel it flowing through your soul? I am sure this family believes in GOD because of what they did for these young men.It takes a REAL CHRISTIAN to do this. Bless this family. AMEN

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