On The Vortex, host Michael Voris condemns the song Amazing Grace for being too Protestant. I agree with Voris most of the time but in this case he is making a mountain out of a molehill and trying to do away with a great song.
Yes the Protestant heresy regarding the supposed "wretchedness" of humanity is written into the song. However, the word wretch has a double meaning in this case. John Newton, the author of Amazing Grace was a former slave trader. He was personally pretty wretched regardless of Protestant beliefs about justification. I see nothing wrong with simply accepting that half of the double meaning and rejecting the heretical part. As for the line about the hour of first belief, Voris is again overreacting. In his hour of first belief, Newton repented and begged God to save his ship from a storm. The storm relented and Newton was converted. Newton may have been referring to sanctifying grace but anyone can recognize the actual grace poured out on the contrite slave trader.
I'm calling in the Dropkick Murphys to provide some musical artillery support. You can't really argue with Irish punk rock. If you try it will break your eardrums.