Durante o tempo que me lembro, hip hop tem tido uma obsessão com Deus e da religião. Eu não quero sugerir que todos os rappers são devotos religiosos. Mas poucos rappers - ou qualquer artistas para que o assunto - pode agitar o desejo de incluir Deus em algum lugar em sua arte. É natural e bom para nós para falar sobre Deus, mas a questão é, o que estamos dizendo? Alguns dirão, "É apenas música. Não levá-la tão a sério!” Mas o que é um rapper diz no microfone é mais grave do que você pode pensar.
Alguns usaram hip hop para expressar sua crença religiosa sincera ou a falta dela. islamismo, Os cinco Percenters, cristandade, Agnosticismo, Ateísmo, e outras religiões todos foram promovidos através da forma de arte. Acho que hip hop é especialmente adequado para expressar a lealdade e devoção a alguma coisa que está apaixonada. Em parte devido à crueza convincente da cultura e em parte porque hip hop permite mais palavras, assim você pode realmente "ensinar.”
Mas a maior parte do hip hop tempo é mais como uma barbearia do que uma classe da Escola Dominical. Rappers de forma imprudente correr fora na boca, se eles sabem o que estão falando ou não.
sinceridade vs. imprudência
Há alguns cujas rimas refletem uma sincera - procurar e lutar com a verdade - embora por vezes equivocada. Eu respeito isso. One thinks of The Roots’ “Dear God 2.0,” or Kendrick Lamar’s “Dying of Thirst”.” *Mesmo quando eu não concordar com suas suposições ou conclusões, Eu gosto de ouvir andanças sinceros. E que muitas vezes se move me para rezar por meus colegas emcees.
Hip hop sempre teve um lado mais escuro embora, onde os artistas tratar Deus e da religião com desrespeito e irreverência. Rappers parecem dizer as palavras que se sentir bem no momento - se eles realmente acreditam que eles ou não. E em um "pós-cristã” nação como a nossa, estes ataques imprudentes são geralmente destinado a Jesus e Sua igreja.
Claro, há algumas coisas - como hipocrisia e dinheiro com fome "pregadores” - Que merecem ser escarnecido. mas, infelizmente,, a Bíblia, a Igreja, eo próprio Deus são muitas vezes tratadas como personagens insignificantes em uma história de ficção. eu admito, rappers auditivos falar sobre "louca” meninas no coro da igreja me faz encolher, mas nada me aflige mais de zombando o próprio Jesus.
Muitos rappers têm chamado a si mesmos a Deus, colocar-se no mesmo nível de Jesus, e ter boastfully levado o nome do Senhor em vão. Eles construíram álbuns inteiros em torno de temas religiosos irreverentes. Eles usaram Deus lhes deu criatividade para insultar o seu Criador. How ironic.
Como um seguidor de Jesus, Estou pessoalmente ofendido com o que eu ouço, mas mais do que eu tenho medo para aqueles que vomitam estas palavras blasfemas. Nós todos ter medo de um homem que cuspiu na cara do presidente, mas devemos ser ainda mais medo para um homem que cospe na cara de Deus Todo-Poderoso.
Respondendo With Grace
Então, como devo responder? Eu poderia começar uma campanha para boicotar sua música. Ou, como um rapper me, Eu poderia escrever um registro Diss contundente para as idades. Eu vou deixar você decidir se uma dessas abordagens são certas ou erradas. Mas, honestamente, Eu não acho que eles fariam muito para tentar resolver o problema real.
A música desses rappers liberar é um reflexo do seu coração. Nossas palavras são sempre uma imagem perfeita do que está acontecendo dentro de nós. Você já tropeçou enquanto segurando um copo de água ou suco? Tudo o que você tem no vidro cai para o chão. Como todos sabemos, nossa falta de jeito não produz o líquido, ele só nos mostra o que está no vidro. É a mesma coisa com as nossas palavras. Quando falamos, ou rap, o conteúdo de nossos corações é que derrama para fora. não fala e música não nos fazem pecaminosa, mas expõe o que está em nossos corações e mentes (Matthew 12:34).
À luz do que, ouvir alguns dos rappers que ocupam temas religiosos me diz duas coisas.
Primeiro, eles não entendem que Jesus é. Se eles fizeram, que nunca iria falar dele desta maneira. Claro, eles sabem Jesus era um judeu que foi crucificado há dois mil anos. Mas, they don’t truly understand Him.
Nenhum homem ou mulher em sã consciência iria tentar colocar-se em um nível com o governante absoluto se eles realmente entenderam-no como tal. Ninguém desrespeitá-lo, associando-o com atos sexuais indecentes ou violência, se eles entenderam que Ele era o eterno Juiz de suas almas. Eles não iriam atirar o seu nome em torno de como ele é um ninguém e tratar o seu nome com tanta leviandade e desrespeito.
Quando você realmente visto Jesus, você entende que Ele é incomparável. Quando você realmente sabe o Rei, submeter à sua autoridade, você não contestá-lo. Assim, a única conclusão que posso tirar é que eles não tenham visto por quem ele é.
Segundo, precisamos das pessoas que não conhecem Jesus de falar. Não apenas em canções e posts, mas na mesa de jantar, na sala de reuniões, e na sala de aula. Por quê? Visto que esta ignorância e irreverência não é exclusivo para rappers. arte imprudente é apenas uma expressão dela. Nós vivemos em uma cultura cegos para a verdade (2 Corinthians 4:4).
Abrindo os Olhos cegos
Então, se você conhece a Jesus, dizer a seus amigos e família a verdade. Deus não está a ser brincou com. Ele é para ser adorado, Amado, obedeceu, e apreciado. Ele é real. Ele odeia o pecado e enviou Seu Filho para acabar com ela. de fato, Seu Filho morreu e tomou o castigo pelo pecado, para que não teria de. And God raised Him from the grave so that we could live with Him forever.
Passe esta Boa Nova aos outros! Mas por favor, fazê-lo com graça. Pare de gritar com as pessoas, e começar a amá-los. Se você já viu Jesus pelo que Ele é, não é porque você é melhor do que qualquer um. É porque Deus abriu seus olhos cegos. Pray Ele faria o mesmo para seus amigos e familiares.
E se você não sabe Jesus, você deve conhecê-Lo. Ele é indescritivelmente bom, e mais do que digna de nossa devoção. Não há um único de nós que podem dar ao luxo de ignorar Deus ou tratar o Seu Filho como apenas mais cara. Nossa eternidade depende de o que acreditamos sobre Jesus. E a verdade é, se acreditamos nele ou não, seremos julgados por Ele.
Então, qual é a Deus que um descrente você perguntar? Criador, sustentador, e juiz. E se nós vamos virar e acreditar - Salvador.
*aviso Legal: Eu não estou recomendando que você ouvir as músicas mencionadas acima. Um deles contém linguagem chula que não será apropriado ou útil para muitos.
“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.
Ironicamente, I have never liked secular Hip Hop because of the constant repeating lyrical content of sex, drogas, self exalting, etc. That has been true even before I became Christian.
de fato, 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
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 said “Vampire” on 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 “mim” mas “Deus” 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 about “seeing” something 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.
Talk about this rapper . He had a “Jesus walks” vision in the Hip-hop industry as you have but what happened? “failed” if 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 Jesus “image” wont change a thing. As a matter of fact that CANT alter Jesus’ JESUS!!.
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 hear” business…smh
They are so use to the world and it systems: Getting money, fornicating, etc.. 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 a “saved” being. Tell the world what they’ve not heard before.. A material proof of Jesus’ Existence, Power and Glory “new light”
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.
An awesome, well-thought-out perspecitve from Trip Lee!
Beautifully and powerfully said! Thank you for declaring truth!
Está bem. it is time for “Christian rappers” to 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.
In my book Rap and Religion: Understanding the Gangstas God, I write about how rappers see themselves as Jesus because he was oppressed like they are. Check out. http://rapandreligion.com
sim! Thanks for sharing Dr. Utley! I heard you speak at North Park University last fall and was impacted by this connection.
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.
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 heaven… Salvation the Saviour is comin back for His ppl… “The TWELVE Tribes of YisraEL” & those that BELIEVE the WORD of aHaYAH.. search for Yesha – Salvation as a HIDDEN treasure… Bless aHaYAH – He Who IS, He Who WAS, & He Who IS to COME. (Rev1:4) even so come, YesHaYAH. Um homem.
Então, qual é a Deus que um descrente você perguntar? I say ask them back, What’s a non believer to a God? ;)
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
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. assim, 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 because “we are made to light it up a city on a hilltop” and we want people to ‘hit us up when they feel lost’ SO that we can navigate them tithe savior. You’ve outlined our sole mission in this article- thanx! P.S. LOVE THE CUP ANALOGY!!!! AWESOME. Deus abençoe
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I love the thought process of Mr. sotavento, I’ve been a follower of Trip from the jump, When he asked the question “Então, como devo responder? Eu poderia começar uma campanha para boicotar sua música. Ou, como um rapper me, Eu poderia escrever um registro Diss contundente para as idades. 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.
May GOD Bless- Good Blog!
GREAT TRIP PRAISE GOD!!!!!!