rap & Leauwe

Foar sa lang as ik kin remember, hip hop hat in obsesje mei God en religy. Ik bedoel net te foarstelle dat alle rappers binne religieuze tawijd. Mar pear rappers - of hokker keunstners foar dat saak - kin skodzje de drang om ûnder God earne yn har keunst. It is natuerlik en goed foar ús te sprekken oer God, mar de fraach is, wat binne wy ​​sizzen? Guon sille sizze, "It is krekt muzyk. Net nimme it sa serieus!” Mar wat in rapper seit op de mic is mear serieus as jimme kinne tinke.

Guon hawwe brûkt hip hop te drukken harren sincere religieuze leauwe of misse dêrfan. Islam, De Fiif Percenters, Kristendom, agnostisisme, Ateïsme, en oare religys hawwe al west befoardere troch de keunst foarm. Ik tink hip hop is in hiel bysûndere wize geskikt te drukken trou en tawijing oan wat wy binne hertstochtlike oer. Foar in part omdat fan de kultuer fan twingende rawness en foar in part om't hip hop soarget foar mear wurden, sa kinne jo eins "leare.”

Mar it grutste part fan 'e tiid hip hop is mear as in kapperssaak as in snein School klasse. Rappers recklessly rinne ôf oan de mûning, oft se witte wat se binne prate oer of net.

oprjochtens vs. Recklessness

Der binne in pear waans fersen wjerspegelje in sincere - al soms misguided - sykje foar en wrakselje mei wierheid. Ik respektearje dat. One thinks of The Roots’ “Dear God 2.0,or Kendrick Lamar’s “Dying of Thirst”.” *Sels doe't ik net iens binne mei harren útgongspunten of konklúzjes, Ik genietsje harkje nei sincere omswervingen. En it faak beweecht my te bidden foar myn kollega emcees.

Hip hop hat altyd hie in donkerder kant al, dêr't keunstners treat God en religy mei disrespect en irreverence. Rappers lykje te sizzen wat wurden fiele rjochts yn it stuit - oft se echt leauwe se of net. En yn in "post-kristlike” naasje as ours, dy Reckless assaults wurde meastal rjochte op Jezus en syn tsjerke.

Fansels, binne der guon dingen - as hypokrisy en jild hungry "prekers” - Dat fertsjinje wurde bidragen. mar spitigernôch, de Bibel, de tsjerke, en God sels wurde faak behannele as neatich tekens yn in fiksje ferhaal. Ik jou ta, hearren rappers prate oer "Freaky” famkes yn 'e tsjerke koar makket my cringe, mar neat Jansen my mear as mocking Jezus sels.

In protte rappers hawwe neamden harsels God, sette harsels op in nivo mei Jezus, en hawwe boastfully nommen de Heare syn namme yn 'e nocht. Se ha boud hiele albums om irreverent religieuze tema. Se ha brûkt hjar God-jûn kreativiteit om ien swart harren Skepper. How ironic.

As in folgeling fan Jezus, Ik bin persoanlik misledige troch wat ik hear, mar mear as dat ik bin bang foar de bern dy't spew dizze godslasterlike wurden. Wy soenen allegearre bang foar in minske, dy't ik spui yn it gesicht fan de presidint, mar wy moatte noch mear bang foar in minske, dy't spits yn it gesicht fan de Almachtige God,.

Responding Mei Grace

Sa hoe moat ik reagearje? Ik koe begjinne in kampanje om boykot harren muzyk. Of, as in rapper mysels, Ik koe skriuwe in ferneatigjend ferskil rekôr foar de leeftiden. Ik lit jim beslute oft beide fan dy oanpak binne rjochts of ferkeard. mar eerlijk, Ik tink net dat se soene dwaan soad te pakken it echte probleem.

De muzyk dy rappers loslitte is in wjerspegeling fan it hert. Us wurden binne altyd in folslein byld fan wat der oan de binnenkant fan ús. Hawwe jo ea stroffele wylst hâlden fan in glês wetter of sop? Wat jo hawwe yn it glês spills út op 'e grûn. As wy allegearre witte, ús dommens net produsearje de floeistof, it krekt lit ús wat is yn it glês. It is itselde ding mei ús wurden. As wy prate, of rap, de ynhâld fan ús hert is griemden út. Speech en muzyk net meitsje ús sûndich, mar it hat bleat wat is yn ús herten en geasten (Matthew 12:34).

Yn it ljocht fan dat, harkje nei guon fan 'e rappers dy't nimme op religieuze tema fertelt my twa dingen.

Earste, se net begripe, dy't Jezus is. As hja die, se soe nea prate fan Him dizze wize. Fansels, se witte Jezus wie in Joadsk man, dy't waard krusige twa tûzen jier lyn. Mar, they don’t truly understand Him.

Gjin man of frou yn harren rjocht geast soe besykje om harsels op in nivo mei de absolute Ruler as se echt begrepen Him te wêzen sokke. Gjinien soe disrespect Him troch omgong Him mei glei seksuele hannelings of geweld as se begrepen, dat Hy wie de ivige Judge fan harren sielen. Se soe net toss syn namme om as Hy is in nimmen en behannelje syn namme mei sokke lichtfeardigens en disrespect.

As jo ​​ha echt sjoen Jezus, jo begripe dat Hy is ûnferjitlike. As jo ​​echt witte de Kening, jo submit oan syn gesach, jo net útdaagje it. Dus de iennichste konklúzje kin ik lûke is dat se hawwe net sjoen Him foar wa't Hy is.

Twadde, wy moatte de minsken dy't ik ken Jezus te sprekken op. Net allinnich yn lieten en blog berjochten, mar by it diner tafel, yn 'e bestjoerskeamer, en yn it klaslokaal. Wêrom? Omdat dizze ûnwittendheid en irreverence is net unyk foar rappers. Reckless keunst is krekt ien útdrukking fan it. Wy libje yn in kultuer stomp wirden oan 'e wierheid (2 Corinthians 4:4).

Opening Blind Eyes

Sa as jim witte Jezus, fertel dyn freonen en famylje de wierheid. God is net te toyed mei. Hy is te wurde oanbea, ús, obeyed, en genoaten. Hy is echt. Hy hatet sûnde en stjoerde Syn Soan te dwaan fuort mei it. Yn feite, Syn Soan stoar en naam de straf foar de sûnde dus wy wolle net nei. And God raised Him from the grave so that we could live with Him forever.

Pass dizze Goede Nijs op foar oaren! mar please, dwaan mei genede. Stop uterste need op minsken, en begjinne loving se. As jo ​​ha sjoen Jezus foar wa't Hy is, it is net om't jo binne better as anybody. It is omdat God iepene jo bline eagen. Pray Hy soe dwaan itselde foar dyn freonen en famylje.

En as jo net witte Jezus, jo moatte krije witte Him. Hy is gjin pinne te beskriuwen goed, en mear as wurdich fan ús devoasje. Der is net ien ien fan ús, dat kin barre te negeare God of behannelje Syn Soan as krekt in oare dude. Us ivichheid Hinges op wat wy leauwe oer Jezus. En de wierheid is, oft wy leauwe yn Him of net, wy sille wurde beoardiele troch Him.

Sa wat is God oan in nonbeliever jo freegje? Skepper, Sustainer, en Judge. En as wy sille keare en leauwe - Rêder.

*Disclaimer: Ik bin net recommending dat jo harkje nei de lieten neamd boppe. Ien fan harren befettet fûle taal dat sil net wêze passende of helpful foar in soad.

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  1. AbeAntwurdzje

    We would all be afraid for a man who’d spit in the face of the
    President, but we should be even more afraid for a man who spits in the face of Almighty God.” – That sentence is very powerful!

    Thank you for this article Trip! I really enjoy Christian Hip Hop because I always felt that lyrically it had much more content and teaching than normal CCM praise music.

    Ironically, I have never liked secular Hip Hop because of the constant repeating lyrical content of sex, drugs, self exalting, etc. That has been true even before I became Christian.

    Yn feite, I grew up listening to punk rock and was always a rocker. When I found Christian Hip Hop, I loved it! My friends were dumbfounded that I was listening to Hip Hop since I had always disliked it, at least secular Hip Hop.

    Keep on doing your great work and I shall too my brother! For the Glory of God and our beloved Saviour Jesus! :D

    • CherishJesusLuvAntwurdzje

      Hey Trip,
      I agree that out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks, so naturally the words to songs are going to be about whats going on in a person.
      I would also like to add that many Country singers as well talk about Jesus as some one they would drink with? Ummm yeah right if they saw him they would become humble and would not think much about drinking. Or would try to hide from his presence.
      I would like to share on here and with you that I have been called to speak to people about His Love. His Spirit told me that He would speak threw me to people. I am not perfect and I do try to stay unstained by the world, and am growing like other Christians also.
      I wanted to share with you some of my testimony of Gods goodness in my own life.
      I had always felt like I could feel God watching me even as a youth. I would sing to Him and get lost in the day thinking about His love. When I was 15 the Lord literally showered me with His love and Spirit and I received the Holy Spirit that day. My mouth was used by the Spirit to answer questions that was on others in the room hearts. And He spoke to me threw my heart telling me He had come to live in me and would protect me and would speak threw me when the time was right. I remember when I was in 9th grade and these people came with trash cans full of condoms to our school. Robert E. Lee in Tyler Tx. They showed us many pictures and the deceases that sex would bring. They told us to fill free to fill up small brown trash bags of condoms and take them if we needed them. They were telling us that we could go to the nurses office and get some also if we did not want to take them right then. When they said,”Sex is the best filling that you will ever fill.I stood up in-front of the whole 9th grade class and these people and proclaimed. “No God’s Holy Spirit is the best thing you and I will ever fill.They had police escort me to the office until after they had finished there spill. I remember a few students stood along with me and said she is right. This was the beginning of my journey.
      Later on in Life I was at an apartment where there was drinking and card games. I remember I felt like I needed to flee this place this feeling overwhelmed me in my heart. I noticed a man on a karaoke machine started to say my name and spoke things about me that I did not know how he could know. I watched him and noticed I could see horns coming out from his head I asked my friend if she could see what was happening also, she replied no, but that she felt uneasy about us being there. I knew I was seeing a spiritual thing happening then. I saw more things razor sharp teeth and and claws, and at that point I ran to the door to get out. The man on the karaoke machine called out to a women to close the door on me and not let me leave, she was not able to and he hurried to the door and stood in-front of the door closing me inside. I was in complete shock at what happened next. I saw the ugliest demon possible come half way out of this man as if to devour me right there, and at that moment a beautiful white covering came down over my entire body and in an instant the demon flew from this mans body. The man could not stand and slid down the door into a sitting position and I saw tears run down his face. I was then able to open the door even with this man sitting in-front as easy as if he were not sitting there, and began to run as fast as I could out of this apartment complex.
      I at this point I felt as if I needed to ride my self from all the people in my life that would even consider to put me into a room with people that were demon possessed. And so I fought my way away from gangs and bad influences. I did not really give my whole life to God at this point and would like to add I am still in training in this area also. But for God to protect me in this way even though I was young and in need of so much mercy and grace, still baffles my mind to this day. His love is Amazing. I have only encountered one other demonic spirit to which I could spiritually see. I was driving down the hwy 155 and I noticed a car plate that saidVampireon it, as I passed the car I looked at the driver and saw a demon right there in the mans body. I speed up to get on down the road away from this one.
      Another example of God’s Protection in my life. When I was younger some time after I received the Holy Spirit I was riding in the back end of a pick up truck in Louisiana and it was me and three cousins all very young in the back and three cousins in the front. I felt the Spirit move me to sing He has the whole world in his hands, And I stood up and raised my hands to God. At that moment as my cousins in the back are looking at me like why is she singing that, my cousin who was driving was passing a truck to our right and we are in a curve and a truck was in the lane ahead coming straight on. My cousin who was driving said, “Dear God what have I done.and my other cousin in front said, “My God.and I was just lifting my hands to God and singing. I saw a beautiful rain-bowed hand slash cloud come down in an instant and remove the truck that was to head on collide with us. I remember seeing the truck behind us on down the road as if nothing had happened. When we got back to my aunts home my cousins said, “We would all be dead if not had Cherish been in the truck.they asked me what I was doing back there and I said singing hes got the whole world in his hands. My cousins and I are still in Awe of God for his protection of all of us that day. I told them it was notme” mar “god” who had protected us.
      This is just a couple of the many times God has protected me, showed mercy to me and kept me from harm.
      With all that said I hope this encourages someone out there, and Loving Jesus is not just aboutseeingsomething happen for we know Scripture says Blessed is the man who has not seen and yet still believes. And that is only a part of that scripture fyi. Anyways I wanted to share this and say I Love Jesus, I believe and testify to his protection,mercy, and Love. I want everyone to know our King has a wedding feast He is preparing for His beloved. We as His Church are his beloved and He wants you and me and anyone reading this to prepare themselves for His appearing, and to repent from there sins and follow Him. I Love your music Trip. It has blessed my life and others around me. I pray that you will continue to Put Matt 6:33 into practice and live a life testifying to our Kings goodness. I am so thankful for good beats with God loving words that I and my young family can enjoy as we wait upon Him. Cherish :) I AM UNASHAMED!

      Matthew 6:33 But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.

  2. CLEAN MIMSHACHAntwurdzje

    Talk about this rapper . He had aJesus walksvision in the Hip-hop industry as you have but what happened? “failedif you so to speak. What went wrong?…These are the questions you need to find answers to.

    Sitting back and analyzing What’s happening to Jesusimagewont change a thing. As a matter of fact that CANT alter JesusJESUS!!.

    He was crucified by some bunch of cheap Romans soldiers and that even led to the prove that He Jesus is God after He Resurrecting.

    Go get a record deal from YMCMB and Preach the Truth in a raw manner, and see whether you will survive as a rapper.say what the world wants to hearbusinesssmh

    They are so use to the world and it systems: Getting money, fornicating, ensfh. to the extend that even if Jesus manifest Himself physically to them today, they will unconsciously slip back into there old ways later.

    You can easy destroy a tree at it nursing stage but not when it has fully established as a Timber.and the only way to get rid of a Timber completely is by destroying it root.

    So do what you ought to do to destroy the root of the problem as asavedbeing. Tell the world what they’ve not heard before.. A material proof of JesusExistence, Power and Glorynew light

  3. Nicholas J. GauslingAntwurdzje

    Some friends of mine recently commented that the best way to recognize falsehood is by learning to recognize truth; I think that wisdom applies here. One could go about creating a campaign against this godless music, but even better is to keep producing God-centered music.

    I’m not much of a rap fan myself, but I am tremendously grateful that there are individuals such as yourself who are serving as a sort of indigenous missionary and reaching into that culture with the love of Christ.

  4. CLEAN MIMSHACHAntwurdzje

    OK. it is time forChristian rappersto mock their (world) god(satan). its as simple as that.

    If you think our Jesus is being disrespected/mocked then you rappers are in the best position to also render their satan powerless by insulting/disrespecting satan the hard way twice.

  5. Terence AbrahamAntwurdzje

    Wow Will…..I do appreciate how powerful and subtly you used words to put through your thoughts [shows whats in your glass :) ]…I wanted to voice similar opinions, you really brought clarity into this topic using good examples.

    Nochris tank,
    Terence.A

  6. MoNsTroSityAntwurdzje

    there be gods MANY and lords MANY. (1Co8:5) aHaYah asher aHaYAH, TELL the CHILDREN of YISRAEL I AM HATH sent you. (Ex.3:14) & moreover the El of Avraham, Yitschak, n Yaacov (Ex.3:15).. YmmanuwEL, YesHaYAH HaMashiyach.

    PRAY & read your Bible intensely and the Holy One of YisraEl WIL reveal the answers from OUR Father which ART in heavenSalvation the Saviour is comin back for His ppl… “The TWELVE Tribes of YisraEL” & those that BELIEVE the WORD of aHaYAH.. search for YeshaSalvation as a HIDDEN treasureBless aHaYAHHe Who IS, He Who WAS, & He Who IS to COME. (Rev1:4) even so come, YesHaYAH. Amen.

  7. EmpressAntwurdzje

    this is really a great message
    inspired me to write something today, don’t let some negative people or comments sway you from speaking the truth. I know that there are some out there that might try to get on your nerves. I am here to say Keep it up you are making a difference

  8. MsBAntwurdzje

    When I was if the world, I was a heavy hip hop enthusiast because of the artistic creativity and mainly because of content. Listeners gravitate to words that appeal to the heart. Sa, in essence, as long as there are darkened hearts, there will be those that gravitate to the message. This article just serves notice on us who believe becausewe are made to light it up a city on a hilltopand we want people to ‘hit us up when they feel lostSO that we can navigate them tithe savior. You’ve outlined our sole mission in this article- thanx! P.S. LOVE THE CUP ANALOGY!!!! AWESOME. God seinigt

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  10. UnveilDa1Antwurdzje

    I love the thought process of Mr. Lee, I’ve been a follower of Trip from the jump, When he asked the question “Sa hoe moat ik reagearje? Ik koe begjinne in kampanje om boykot harren muzyk. Of, as in rapper mysels, Ik koe skriuwe in ferneatigjend ferskil rekôr foar de leeftiden. I’ll let you decide whether either of those approaches are right or wrong.I think a response with a diss record is very appropriate, I see it as an opportunity to do exactly what David did to Goliath. He had the chance to shut the mouths of the one who was speaking against his GOD. Now with the influence and the amazing GOD giving talent Trip has, I see it as a golden opportunity to Infiltrate the Industry.