A Christian is one that has come to the understanding, that Jesus is the Only Way to the Father, the ONLY hope one has for salvation.
|Acts 4:12 (New American Standard Bible)
|John 14:6 (New American Standard Bible)
I usually don’t spend time making posts exposing trash rappers. I mean any real Christian in time can see the rotten fruit coming from their mouths. And eventually realize these entertainers are doing just like politicians and claiming “Jesus” for the sake of pleasing men. Not out of any true belief that Jesus is the ONLY means of salvation. (I typically try and point out cases that are a little less obvious.)
But as my brother Speaking Truth has noted, there’s a reason I must mention trash rapper Kanye West here.
|â€œI believe in Jesus as an iconâ€¦â€
As the rest of Speaking Truth’s post details, Kanye does not know the Lord Jesus Christ in truth. And the fact many of us in the church may have tried to embrace his work for a time while we KNEW the very SAME CD with the theologically askew yet ear tickling track “Jesus Walks” also contained much other more blatant filth. It makes me think of how easily we Christians sometimes mistakenly allow the wrong people into the love feast. As God had Jude to note:
|Jude 1:4, 12-13
So, although it is a bit trashy, read the interview Kanye West did with an entertainment web site recently. Specifically the parts where he is asked “We recently saw your quote â€œI donâ€™t believe in religion, and I donâ€™t believe in giving it all up to Jesus.â€ Does this mean that youâ€™re no longer a Christian? “ And “So do you believe in Jesus at all? “ Keeping in mind Jesus is the ONLY means for salvation and those who deny it are devoid of the truth.
This should be a lesson of hindsight for the church. And to know that it is time to STOP making the same mistake. Those who don’t really stand on the truth should not be leveraged by the church in efforts to play marketing gimmicks like the world. The church should NOT be about ear tickling marketing gimmicks AT ALL. Stop chasing the ear tickling tunes, stop trying to take on the methods and ways of the world. Stand on The Rock of offense alone (Romans 9:33) and leave those who dislike it for God to judge.
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