ketukan & Agama

Selama aku bisa mengingat, hip hop telah memiliki obsesi dengan Tuhan dan agama. Saya tidak bermaksud mengatakan bahwa semua rapper yang umat beragama. Tapi beberapa rapper - atau seniman apapun dalam hal ini - dapat mengguncang dorongan untuk menyertakan Tuhan di suatu tempat di seni mereka. Itu wajar dan baik bagi kita untuk berbicara tentang Tuhan, tapi pertanyaannya adalah, apa yang kita katakan? Beberapa akan mengatakan, "Ini hanya musik. Jangan mengambil begitu serius!” Tapi apa rapper mengatakan pada mic lebih serius daripada yang Anda mungkin berpikir.

Beberapa telah menggunakan hip hop untuk mengekspresikan keyakinan agama mereka yang tulus atau ketiadaan. Islam, The Five Percenters, Kekristenan, Agnostisme, Ateisme, dan agama-agama lain semuanya telah dipromosikan melalui bentuk seni. Saya pikir hip hop adalah unik cocok untuk mengekspresikan loyalitas dan pengabdian kepada apa pun yang kita bergairah tentang. Sebagian karena kementahan menarik budaya dan sebagian karena hip hop memungkinkan untuk lebih banyak kata, sehingga Anda benar-benar dapat "mengajar.”

Tapi sebagian besar waktu hip hop lebih seperti barbershop dari kelas Sekolah Minggu. Rapper sembarangan lari di mulut, apakah mereka tahu apa yang mereka bicarakan atau tidak.

ketulusan vs. Kenekatan

Ada beberapa yang sajak mencerminkan tulus - pencarian dan berjuang dengan kebenaran - meskipun kadang-kadang salah arah. saya menghargai itu. One thinks of The Roots’ “Dear God 2.0,or Kendrick Lamar’s “Dying of Thirst”.” *Bahkan ketika saya tidak setuju dengan asumsi atau kesimpulan mereka, Saya menikmati mendengarkan pengembaraan yang tulus. Dan sering menggerakkan saya untuk berdoa bagi sesama pembawa acara saya.

Hip hop selalu memiliki sisi gelap meskipun, di mana seniman memperlakukan Tuhan dan agama dengan tidak hormat dan ketidaksopanan. Rapper tampaknya mengatakan apa pun kata-kata merasa benar di saat ini - apakah mereka benar-benar percaya mereka atau tidak. Dan dalam "pasca-Kristen” bangsa seperti kita, ini serangan nekat biasanya ditujukan untuk Yesus dan gereja-Nya.

Tentu saja, ada beberapa hal - seperti kemunafikan dan uang lapar "pengkhotbah” - Yang pantas untuk dipermainkan. tapi sayangnya, Alkitab, Gereja, dan Allah sendiri sering diperlakukan seperti karakter signifikan dalam cerita fiksi. aku akui, rapper mendengar berbicara tentang "aneh” gadis di paduan suara gereja membuat saya ngeri, tapi tidak bersedih hati saya lebih dari mengejek Yesus sendiri.

Banyak rapper telah menyebut diri mereka Allah, menempatkan diri pada tingkat dengan Yesus, dan telah sombongnya mengambil nama Tuhan dengan sia-sia. Mereka telah membangun seluruh album di seluruh tema sopan agama. Mereka telah menggunakan kreativitas mereka yang diberikan Tuhan untuk menghina Penciptanya. How ironic.

Sebagai pengikut Yesus, Saya secara pribadi tersinggung dengan apa yang saya dengar, tapi lebih dari itu aku takut untuk orang-orang yang memuntahkan kata-kata hujatan. Kita semua akan takut untuk pria yang meludahi wajah Presiden, tapi kita harus lebih takut untuk seorang pria yang meludah di hadapan Allah SWT.

Menanggapi Dengan Rahmat

Jadi bagaimana saya harus merespon? Aku bisa memulai kampanye untuk memboikot musik mereka. Atau, sebagai rapper sendiri, Aku bisa menulis catatan diss pedas untuk usia. Aku akan membiarkan Anda memutuskan apakah salah satu dari pendekatan-pendekatan tersebut benar atau salah. tapi jujur, Saya tidak berpikir mereka akan berbuat banyak untuk mengatasi masalah yang sebenarnya.

Musik rapper ini melepaskan adalah refleksi dari hati mereka. Kata-kata kita selalu gambaran sempurna dari apa yang terjadi di dalam diri kita. Apakah Anda pernah tersandung sambil memegang segelas air atau jus? Apa pun yang Anda miliki di kaca tumpahan keluar ke tanah. Seperti yang kita semua tahu, kecanggungan kami tidak menghasilkan cairan, itu hanya menunjukkan kepada kita apa yang ada di kaca. Ini hal yang sama dengan kata-kata kita. Ketika kita berbicara, atau rap, isi hati kita tumpah keluar. Pidato dan musik tidak membuat kita berdosa, tapi itu tidak mengekspos apa yang ada di hati dan pikiran kita (Matthew 12:34).

Mengingat bahwa, mendengarkan beberapa rapper yang mengambil tema-tema keagamaan memberitahu saya dua hal.

Pertama, mereka tidak mengerti siapa Yesus. Jika mereka melakukannya, mereka tidak akan pernah berbicara tentang Dia cara ini. Tentu saja, mereka tahu Yesus adalah orang Yahudi yang disalibkan dua ribu tahun yang lalu. Tapi, they don’t truly understand Him.

Tidak ada pria atau wanita waras mereka akan mencoba untuk menempatkan diri mereka pada tingkat dengan Penguasa mutlak jika mereka benar-benar mengerti Nya untuk menjadi seperti. Tak seorang pun akan menghormati-Nya dengan menghubungkan Dia dengan tindakan seksual cabul atau kekerasan jika mereka mengerti bahwa Dia adalah Hakim yang kekal dari jiwa mereka. Mereka tidak akan melambungkan namanya di sekitar seperti Dia bukan siapa-siapa dan memperlakukan nama-Nya dengan kesembronoan dan rasa tidak hormat seperti.

Bila Anda telah benar-benar melihat Yesus, Anda memahami bahwa Dia tak tertandingi. Ketika Anda benar-benar tahu Raja, Anda tunduk pada otoritas-Nya, Anda tidak menantang itu. Jadi satu-satunya kesimpulan saya dapat menarik adalah bahwa mereka tidak melihat-Nya untuk siapa Dia.

Kedua, kita membutuhkan orang-orang yang mengenal Yesus untuk berbicara. Tidak hanya dalam lagu-lagu dan posting blog, tapi di meja makan, di ruang rapat, dan di kelas. Mengapa? Karena ketidaktahuan ini dan ketidaksopanan tidak unik untuk rapper. seni sembrono adalah salah satu ekspresi itu. Kita hidup dalam budaya buta kebenaran (2 Corinthians 4:4).

Membuka Mata Buta

Jadi jika Anda tahu Yesus, memberitahu teman-teman Anda dan keluarga kebenaran. Allah tidak bisa dipermainkan. Dia harus disembah, mencintai, Mematuhi, dan menikmati. Dia nyata. Dia membenci dosa dan mengutus Anak-Nya untuk melakukan begitu saja. Faktanya, Anak-Nya meninggal dan mengambil hukuman atas dosa sehingga kita tidak perlu. And God raised Him from the grave so that we could live with Him forever.

Lulus Kabar Baik ini kepada orang lain! tapi tolong, melakukannya dengan rahmat. Berhenti berteriak pada orang, dan mulai mencintai mereka. Jika Anda pernah melihat Yesus untuk siapa Dia, itu bukan karena Anda lebih baik daripada siapa pun. Itu karena Tuhan membuka mata buta Anda. Pray Dia akan melakukan hal yang sama untuk teman dan keluarga.

Dan jika Anda tidak tahu Yesus, Anda harus mengenal-Nya. Dia terlukiskan baik, dan lebih dari layak pengabdian kami. Tidak ada satu pun dari kita yang mampu untuk mengabaikan Tuhan atau mengobati Anak-Nya seperti hanya Bung lain. kekekalan kita bergantung pada apa yang kita percaya tentang Yesus. Dan kebenaran adalah, apakah kita percaya kepada-Nya atau tidak, kita akan dinilai oleh-Nya.

Jadi apa yang Tuhan untuk seorang yang tidak percaya Anda bertanya? Pencipta, Pemelihara, dan Hakim. Dan jika kita akan mengubah dan percaya - Juruselamat.

*Penolakan: Saya tidak merekomendasikan bahwa Anda mendengarkan lagu-lagu yang disebutkan di atas. Salah satu dari mereka mengandung bahasa kotor yang tidak akan sesuai atau membantu bagi banyak.

SAHAM

19 komentar

  1. AbeBalasan

    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.

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

    Faktanya, 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

    • CherishJesusLuvBalasan

      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 not “saya” tapi “Allah” 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 MIMSHACHBalasan

    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, dan lain-lain. 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. GauslingBalasan

    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 MIMSHACHBalasan

    baik. 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.

    • CeceBalasan

      iya nih! Thanks for sharing Dr. Utley! I heard you speak at North Park University last fall and was impacted by this connection.

  5. Terence AbrahamBalasan

    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.

    Terima kasih lagi,
    Terence.A

  6. MoNsTroSityBalasan

    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. Amin.

  7. EmpressBalasan

    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. MsBBalasan

    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. Begitu, 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. Tuhan memberkati

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  10. UnveilDa1Balasan

    I love the thought process of Mr. Lee, I’ve been a follower of Trip from the jump, When he asked the question “Jadi bagaimana saya harus merespon? Aku bisa memulai kampanye untuk memboikot musik mereka. Atau, sebagai rapper sendiri, Aku bisa menulis catatan diss pedas untuk usia. 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.