Why Are Professing Christians Defending and Co-signing Snoop Dogg Gospel Project??
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 "Good News" message and should be part of a gospel project. Jesus not only related to people out of love and in a personal way, he also told them to "go and sin no more".
Paul not only ministered to diverse audiences but called men to repent and serve God. He also said in essence, "as long as Christ is preached..." he would not hate on the messenger even if it was not of a pure motive. I don't know Snoop or his experience with God, but I do know Gods Word wont return void and God will use whomever is willing to yield to Him. As other comments have noted, the church can be judgmental and every "gospel" artist may not be compelling or authentic. Nevertheless, I am not quick to throw them all under the bus nor will i be quick to declare that this new project will somehow change the game. So without casting judgement on the artist, I will wait to see if the project ends up being more informational, educational, motivational or inspirational - those are all good and much needed in our culture and society today. But you dont need to be a Christian or a gospel artist to inspire, motivate or educate. But if we want something that will truly provide a touch from God that transforms young lives to want to serve God with passion, we really need is something that is sent from heaven to a lost and dying world. Looking for thoughts from others in music~Charles Humphrey