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Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Should Holy- Hip-Hop Music Be Used For Evangelizing The Youth?

I read a comment that Holy- Hip-Hop music should   be avoided when it come to evangelizing of our youth....because it reminds young people of their rebellious past life.

Now I understand from a biblical perspective, music was never used for promoting the Christian faith or as a witnessing tool for the Christian Gospel...I believe God’s proven method of evangelism is the "foolishness of preaching" (1 Cor 1:21) in the Bible music is always presented in the context of worship of where does it state that music was used to attract anyone to the Christian faith.
Anyway I receive this link in my mail today and clicked on it and was very surprise at the image that this young man had chosen to used for his album cover....and the way he has chosen to uses his music as celebrations of death as being the only way to true life.....I have always  believed  funerals sent a underlining  message  that we all to must pass this way on our way, my question is can Holy-Hip-Hop music become a tool that can be used for Kingdom building? 


  1. If the message of it right and pointing someone in the direction of Christ, then yes, I believe it can. It's no different from any other style of Christian, gospel or faith based music. I just think personal preference of it can sometimes block people from seeing what it's able to do for someone else.  In our youth center, we let them hear good(keyword) Christian hip hop, i.e. Lecrae, Trip Lee, G.R.I.T.S., artists who are actually saying something with their music. At the same time, they hear a classic from Walter Hawkins(and others) & the response is the same, because the message of Jesus is still in it. It's just given in different ways.

  2. Correction: If the message of it IS right.

    I hate typo's :)

  3. I believe that Holy Hip-Hop can be a very useful tool.  It meets people where they are.  Children have to know though that this is a phase and maybe after 17, they can't go to "hip-hop" church, or something like that, you know what I mean.  There should be a graduation  sorta speak.

    As for this album cover, I am very unsettled.  This would never have been on a cover 30 years ago when I was an adolescent.  Why are our kids so comfortable with death.  Don't they realize they are reaching into a dimension that none of us have no business being in.  This man has just portended his own demise.  To what purpose?  Why is life so boring and desolate for them?

    Because of the subtle negativity in the media which destroys their souls.

  4. this being satan's kingdom, who would benefit the most from hip hop not going holy?  if young people like to hear about Jesus and know  that satan is going to show up at any minute "disguised as Christ" , (just like  true Christ warned us in Matt 24,Mark 13 and Luke 21)  and will make people lose their spiritual virginity just the 5 little virgins lose their oil in revelations then let them hear the truth. Hip hop is and can be ok....the Lord said make a joyful noise right?

    not much time left in this world...better know the women pregnant in heaven about to give birth is the earth and we're all about to be born into the next life amen. I hope you believe the real Christ who will show up 5 months after satan cause HE said so.

  5. Thanks Pawn_broker for the comment....I'm assuming from your comment that the Christian  Kingdom  can benefit  from Holy-Hip-Hop?

  6. Mimi thanks for the comment....but I really like the album cover and the concept of what the artist is trying to get across...Dying to Live is a theatrical celebration of Death as the only way to Live....!

  7. In my humble opinion,

    I believe some Hip Hop can be used as a tool to reach people for Christ. Many young people can't relate to the preacher in the pulpit but they can relate to someone who has been in a similar position as them; someone who has a message they can relate to. Christ did the same thing. 

    As far as the saying "Dying to Live" is concerned, it is sound Biblical teaching. Just ask your pastor. The scripture says BELIEVERS have to die to the law (the old Covenant) and live to Christ under the New Covenant.

    Galatians 2:19-21King James Version (KJV) 19For I through the law am dead to the law, that I might live unto God. 20I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.It also says that having died to the law, we have crucified (in the same way that Christ did and put to death) the flesh or the carnal man and all the affections and lusts that are associated with the carnal man, and we now live in the spirit.Galatians 5:24-25King James Version (KJV) 24And they that are Christ's have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts.  25If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.Romans also says that believers are dead to sin and have been baptized into Christ's death.Romans 6:2-3King James Version (KJV)
    Romans 6 2God forbid. How shall we, that are dead to sin, live any longer therein?  3Know ye not, that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into his death?
    Romans goes on to say that we must hold ourselves dead to sin and alive to God through Christ.Romans 6:11King James Version (KJV) 11Likewise reckon ye also yourselves to be dead indeed unto sin, but alive unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord. I believe the message that the young man is putting out there is in line with scripture. Those who have ears will hear what the Holy Spirit is saying to them. You can see teachings about this on EPIGNOSIS and see a couple of PRO's videos on EPIGNOSIS TV


  8. Very true. 
    As a matter of fact, PRO's video is showing how the old PRO died in order for the new PRO to live. Notice in the video he is fighting himself, that is the old self, who eventually dies. It is a perfect example of crucifying the old nature so the new man in Christ can live to God.

  9. Thanx, totally went over my head, it was just a little unsettling.

  10. Thanks for the comment.

  11. Thanks for pointing that out.

  12. There is another component that needs to be addressed as well.  If you or any of your children ever thought of freestylin' (as many of the Christian artist will do) you know that in order to have any credibility you have to be well versed in the subject in which you speak.  So it is not only beneficial for the listener it is a wonderful tool to motivate young people to get into the WORD so that they can have the words to speak.  If you listen to a lot of the artist you might find that you would be hard pressed to find some Ministers who know scripture verbatim and off the top of their head like these children do.  

    << Luke 6:45 >>The good man brings good things out of the good stored up in his heart, and the evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in his heart. For out of the overflow of his heart his mouth speaks.

  13. I forgot to add a Hello Ann! 
    Be Blessed,

  14. Hello! and thanks for the comment.

  15. "If I be lifted up, I will draw all men unto to me". As you stated in your initial essay. There is NO where in the Bible where music was used to draw the lost. It was the Gospel in it's simplicity yet power that drew the early Christians (see Acts). Due to the current churches refusal to preach the true Gospel opting for gimmicks. We now have churches full of FALSE converts who see God as nothing more than a way to gain weath and forgive them as they continue to willfully sin. What happened to just lifting up the name of Jesus? I know. That doesn't fill pews...