Rap & Religione

Per tutto il tempo che posso ricordare, hip hop ha avuto l'ossessione di Dio e la religione. Non intendo suggerire che tutti i rapper sono devoti religiosi. Ma pochi rapper - o qualsiasi artisti per quella materia - può scuotere la voglia di includere Dio da qualche parte nella loro arte. E 'naturale e buono per noi parlare di Dio, ma la questione è, quello che stiamo dicendo? Qualcuno dirà, "E 'solo musica. Non se la prenda troppo sul serio!” Ma ciò che un rapper dice il microfono è più grave di quanto si possa pensare.

Alcuni hanno usato hip hop per esprimere il loro credo religioso sincero o la mancanza di. Islam, I cinque Percenters, cristianesimo, Agnosticismo, Ateismo, e le altre religioni sono stati tutti promossi attraverso la forma d'arte. Credo che l'hip hop è particolarmente adatto ad esprimere la fedeltà e la devozione a qualsiasi cosa siamo appassionati. In parte a causa della crudezza convincente della cultura e in parte perché l'hip hop permette più parole, in tal modo si può effettivamente "insegnare.”

Ma la maggior parte del tempo di hip hop è più simile a un barbiere di una classe Domenica Scuola. Rappers incautamente scappare alla bocca, se sanno che cosa stanno parlando o no.

sincerità vs. temerarietà

Ci sono alcuni la cui rime riflettono un sincero - cercare e di lotta con la verità - anche se a volte fuorviata. rispetto quello. One thinks of The Roots’ “Dear God 2.0,or Kendrick Lamar’s “Dying of Thirst”.” *Anche quando sono d'accordo con le loro ipotesi o conclusioni, Mi piace ascoltare peregrinazioni sinceri. E spesso mi spinge a pregare per i miei compagni di emcees.

Hip hop ha sempre avuto un lato oscuro però, dove gli artisti trattano Dio e la religione con la mancanza di rispetto e irriverenza. Rappers sembrano dire tutto ciò che le parole si sentono proprio nel momento in cui - se effettivamente loro credere o no. E in un "post-cristiana” nazione come la nostra, questi attacchi temerari sono di solito rivolti a Gesù e la sua Chiesa.

Ovviamente, ci sono alcune cose - come l'ipocrisia e il denaro fame "predicatori” - Che merita di essere preso in giro. ma purtroppo, la Bibbia, la Chiesa, e Dio stesso sono spesso trattati come i personaggi insignificanti in una storia di fantascienza. lo ammetto, rapper udito parlare di "Freaky” ragazze nel coro della chiesa mi fa rabbrividire, ma niente mi addolora più di beffardo Gesù stesso.

Molti rappers si sono chiamato Dio, si mettono su un piano con Gesù, e hanno vanto preso il nome di Dio invano. Hanno costruito interi album attorno a temi religiosi irriverenti. Hanno usato la loro data da Dio creatività di insultare il loro Creatore. How ironic.

Come un seguace di Gesù, Sono personalmente offeso da quello che ho sentito, ma più di che ho paura per quelli che sputano queste parole blasfeme. Saremmo tutti paura per un uomo che aveva sputato in faccia del Presidente, ma dovremmo essere ancora più paura per un uomo che sputa in faccia di Dio Onnipotente.

Rispondendo con la grazia

Così come dovrei rispondere? Potrei iniziare una campagna per boicottare la loro musica. O, come un rapper me, Potrei scrivere un record di diss feroce per i secoli. Ti lascerò decidere se uno di questi approcci sono giuste o sbagliate. ma onestamente, Non credo che avrebbero fatto molto per affrontare il vero problema.

La musica di questi rappers rilasciano è un riflesso del loro cuore. Le nostre parole sono sempre un quadro perfetto di quello che sta succedendo dentro di noi. Avete mai inciampato mentre si tiene un bicchiere d'acqua o succo di frutta? Qualunque cosa si ha nel bicchiere si riversa a terra. Come sappiamo tutti, nostra clumsiness non produce il liquido, appena ci mostra cosa c'è nel bicchiere. E 'la stessa cosa con le nostre parole. Quando parliamo, o rap, il contenuto del nostro cuore si rovesciano fuori. Discorso e la musica non ci fanno peccato, ma lo fa esporre ciò che è nel nostro cuore e nella mente (Matteo 12:34).

Alla luce di tale, ascoltando alcuni dei rapper che prendono temi religiosi mi dice due cose.

Primo, non capiscono chi è Gesù. Se lo facessero, non avrebbero mai parlare di Lui in questo modo. Ovviamente, sanno che Gesù era un ebreo che fu crocifisso duemila anni fa. Ma, they don’t truly understand Him.

Nessun uomo o donna, sano di mente avrebbe cercato di mettersi su un piano con il sovrano assoluto se veramente lo intendono essere tale. Nessuno avrebbe mancare di rispetto a lui associando Lui con atti sessuali osceni o violenza, se hanno capito che Egli era l'eterno Giudice delle loro anime. Non avrebbero gettare il suo nome in giro come Lui è un nessuno e trattare il suo nome con una tale leggerezza e mancanza di rispetto.

Quando hai veramente visto Gesù, si capisce che Lui è incomparabile. Quando si conosce veramente il Re, si presenta alla sua autorità, non sfidarlo. Così l'unica conclusione che posso trarre è che non lo hanno visto per quello che è.

Secondo, abbiamo bisogno di persone che non conoscono Gesù di parlare. Non solo nelle canzoni e post di blog, ma a tavola, nella sala del consiglio, e in aula. Perché? Perché questa ignoranza e irriverenza non riguardano solo rapper. arte Reckless è solo una espressione di esso. Viviamo in una cultura cieco alla verità (2 Corinthians 4:4).

Apertura ciechi Occhi

Quindi, se si conosce Gesù, dire ai tuoi amici e familiari la verità. Dio non deve essere giocato con. E 'di essere adorato, amato, obbedito, e goduto. E 'vero. Egli odia il peccato e ha mandato suo figlio a fare franca. Infatti, Il suo figlio è morto e ha preso la punizione per il peccato e quindi non avremmo dovuto. And God raised Him from the grave so that we could live with Him forever.

Passare questa Buona Novella agli altri! Ma per favore, farlo con grazia. Smettere di urlare alla gente, e iniziare amandoli. Se hai visto Gesù per quello che è, non è perché sei meglio di chiunque. È perché Dio ha aperto gli occhi ciechi. Pregate avrebbe fatto lo stesso per i vostri amici e familiari.

E se non si conosce Gesù, si dovrebbe arrivare a conoscerLo. Lui è incredibilmente buono, e più che degno della nostra devozione. Non c'è uno solo di noi che possono permettersi di ignorare Dio o trattare il suo Figlio come solo un altro tizio. La nostra eternità dipende ciò che crediamo di Gesù. E la verità è, se crediamo in Lui o no, saremo giudicati da Lui.

Così che cosa è Dio a un non credente si chiede? Creatore, Sostenitore, e il giudice. E se ci rivolgiamo e credere - Salvatore.

*disconoscimento: Non sto raccomandando che si ascolta le canzoni di cui sopra. Uno di essi contiene un linguaggio volgare, che non sarà opportuno o utile per molti.

AZIONI

19 Commenti

  1. Aberispondere

    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, farmaci, self exalting, eccetera. That has been true even before I became Christian.

    Infatti, 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

    • CherishJesusLuvrispondere

      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” ma “Dio” 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!

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

  2. CLEAN MIMSHACHrispondere

    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, eccetera.. 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. Gauslingrispondere

    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 MIMSHACHrispondere

    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 Abrahamrispondere

    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.

    Thanks again,
    Terence.A

  6. MoNsTroSityrispondere

    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. Empressrispondere

    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. MsBrispondere

    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. Così, 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. che Dio vi benedica

  9. Citare: Rebel Rapper Trip Lee Talks About Rap & Religione - YES FM

  10. UnveilDa1rispondere

    I love the thought process of Mr. sottovento, I’ve been a follower of Trip from the jump, When he asked the question “Così come dovrei rispondere? Potrei iniziare una campagna per boicottare la loro musica. O, come un rapper me, Potrei scrivere un record di diss feroce per i secoli. 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.