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Why Won't Today's Christian Hold Gospel Artists To The Same High Standard As Pastor?
The word ministry in our world today has taken on a whole new meaning. It doesn't matter who the heck you are some folks will hang the title ministry around your neck. And expect every one else to buy it. A Personal Christian Ministry should be about placing emphasis on sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ with others (unsaved). And the purpose for our sharing our personal ministry is so "THEY" (unsaved) can come to know "HIM"(Jesus) and receive "HIM" (Jesus) as personal Savior. Thengo on to experience Him as Lord of their life and go even further to know Christ as the essence of their Life. That's it in a nut shell.(see John 1:12; Colossians 2:6-7; Galatians 2:20;Philippians 3:8-10).
What Le'Andria Johnson is during right now with her talent have been label by some as A "Christian Ministry". But I beg to disagree difference! This is not A "Christian Ministry"! Not according to the Bible any way. Why can't gospel artists be held to the same high standard as pastors and teachers of the gospel? Why can't gospel artists be label as false and misleading?
Ms. Johnson wаѕ аmοng thе special guests fοr thе Yolanda Adams Health аnd Wellness Tour іn Houston, Texas last month. While at the event Ms.Johnson sang her nеw song "Jesus". But most of the comments that go alone with this particular clip that I have posted below is in mention and reference to Ms.Johnson having to hold her dress together while ministering in the spirit. Some of her fans are saying it's no big deal if the dress wouldn't stay close. Others are saying it is a big deal because if she represent the kingdom of God her flesh would not be on display. All I can say is we have got to stop hanging the label ministry on every one who claims to represent the God of the Bible. I posted her latest video clip "Make Him Like You" Check out some of these comments:
I love the fact that a Gospel artist is making music that lyrically focuses on real life situations. We need clean music for people who need something to relate too, especially young people. Sometimes the church focuses so much on the spiritual, that they forget to tackle situations in the natural that we as a people have to face.
I think she'll get the "dress thing" down eventually...but I'm more focused on her ministry and how God will use it to bring souls to him. Get the glory God! ( how is God getting the glory here?)
I am a HUGE fan of Leandria Johnson. I love her ministry
I don’t see how anyone can say that the dress is not an issue. It is an issue. The reason why it’s an issue is because she (Leandria) is pulling her clothes down her ownself. She is even aware that she picked the wrong outfit. Come on, I know it’s not about the dress; but this one is preventing her from lifting up her hands and being free. This particular dress is an issue in my opinion. She keeps trying to close it together. I know nobody is not that deep to not notice this.
" What is going on in the body of Christ? This video promotes shacking and fornication. Wow! We have watered down God's standards to the lowest degree. My attack is on the work, not the artist. The enemy is running a muck in the church. Unbelievable!"
Y'all you never know when it'll be your last time. I've met this young man once, but I follow him on social media. He was an anointed preacher, pastor and singer who loved God and was committed to the kingdom. To hear of him passing last night while performing is a hard one. He was one of gospel music rising stars and a powerful preacher.
So how about that, Paula White's son says members are leaving their church because they disagree with his mother being a spiritual advisor to 45. It's being reported that they are losing hundreds of members and thousands of dollars in weekly donations from the predominantly black congregation at New Destiny Christian Center in Apopka, Florida.
Reader so Pastor Ron Carpenter wife Hope Carpenter on Sunday had the nerve to put up a controversial post that she now has been force to take down.....but not before it was screen shot. The post is below and it sends a mix messages to a mix congregation. Mine you, Redemption Church is a multi-cultural church that some described as "65 percent black."
Reader for years I believe that Minister Farrakhan was a closet Christian. The Bible says that one day every tongue must confess that JESUS is Lord. Listen to Minister Louis Farrakhan say he knows his redeemer lives, and that Jesus, the one who conquered death for him. The minister comment has caused some confusing among his followers and has caused quite a stir on his Facebook page.
In my opinion, the minister knows his time is near and close he's setting the record straight. He's confessing with his mouth and believing in his heart that God has raised Jesus, the Christ, from the dead, Who redeemed us, thou shall be saved. He has received the gift of salvation. He will see Jesus. He is also repenting for his wrong teaching cause he knows he has to be held accountable, for we all will sit in the judgment seat of Christ. He said he will take a loss to win in the end. https://www.facebook.com/OfficialMinisterFarrakhan/videos/1419395434834391/
Reader once upon a time "The Black Church" was the center of the Black community. There were a lot of tradition but there also were family and a sense of community. Both of my parents use to smile as they spoke of their childhoods and grandparents growing up during hard times. I cherish their stories.
Reader tell me if you agree with the following statements:
"Want to know why so many people are confused about Christianity? Not because Snoop Dogg has a 'gospel album' coming out! Oh no..... It's because so many professing Christians are defending and co-signing it!" -Anthony Hall
To read these comments makes me so sad that people who claim to be "Christian" are standing and fighting for Snoop making a gospel album, is truly mind boggling.
Charles Humphrey: There is no doubt in my mind that the project will be a commercial success for a multitude of reasons including his talent, his team and his tenure in the rap industry. I am not hating on him putting out a gospel project and I hope God can use it to transform lives and not just have people "bumping to it". As believers we must rely on the transforming power of Gods Word and the power of the Holy Spirit to convict people of sin so there is true repentance. Those elements are central to the &q…
Reader my deepest condolences to Family and extended Family of Bishop Frank Summerfield. Bishop Frank Summerfield was the senior Pastor and founder of Word of God Fellowship Church in N.C. A powerhouse in the Lords Church one who will be greatly missed by many in the Christian community. You never know what tomorrow brings. Lets keep the family in our prayers. https://www.facebook.com/WOGFC/
Reader good Thursday morning to everyone I'm praying everyone reading this post have a wonderful day, in the precious name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. I guess R. Kelly and Apostle Matthew Stevenson is the Facebook topic for the last couple of days because it's all up and down my timeline.
All I'm gonna say is that after watching all the different broadcasts and attacks against Apostle Matthew Stevenson the church needs to get it together. Everyone interprets the Scriptures differently, every pastors is not for everybody. In my opinion, the rebuttal last night by Prophet Carn, the yelling and name calling by Dr. Earl Carter and the personal attacks on the man and his ministry by Bishop Ronzel Pretlow was not necessary. I'm at lost with this whole Apostle Matthew Stevenson situation. The religious folk had reported Apostle Matthew Stevenson video so many times that Facebook took the video down.
Reader I saw a few posts about Pastor Steven Furtick leaving Elevation Church to sign a contract with Lakewood Church for millions of dollars. It's NOT TRUE, he said so himself.
A website that publishes works of Christian satire is behind false reports that Steven Furtick is leaving Elevation Church for a $110 million contract with Lakewood Church.
The article appeared at The Babylon Bee on July 28, 2017, under the headline, “Steven Furtick Signs 6-Year, $110 Million Contract With Lakewood Church.” In a “stunning” move for evangelicalism, the article reported, Steven Furtick would be preaching alongside Joel Osteen.