look in the bible it tells you every thing you need to know. i see you dont have time but, every thing that mr. lewis is saying is true, jehova is another word for god, and thats what jay z is now calling himself. try reseraching hip hop and even where it came from. or go out and buy those cd's and really listen to them..
actually hip hop is just not music, the devil was made for one purpose in heaven and that was music, music and hip hop has such a big effect on our young youth and even some adults. try picking up the bible and reading it. mr. lewis is just using know facts that he has. u are making seem like he is stereotyping what mr. lewis point was the devil will use anyone and anybody to take as many souls as he can..
i agree, they have nothing else to rap about. when i seen the dvd about hip hop i never want to listen to another hip hop, rap, or even r&b music again, see i know the bible and mr. lewis has many facts..
big t, see there is some one name god that controls this whole world but, when eve gave the fruit to adam to eat we suffered from that and the devil gain power of the earth. try reading genesis. you seem smart, u will be smarter if u study your history, and people do things to make people respect them, and there is a lot of weak minded people like yourself.
ok i guess, well thats not true what u said. look its a fact the devil is here and this world is his until jesus comes back. see one day god use to walk this his people like he did abram in ch 12:1 in genesis. read the chapter and see how god blessed abram a nation. many people are blind, and rappers dont make it any better to keep our young people from doing wrong. game comes the book of god, but some people think that the devil is god, oh the devil was a fallen angel that wanted to be god so god cast him down to earth and he took a 3rd of the angels with him. do u know jesus? because jesus would not rap about, money, cars, killing, women, and everything else u know what i mean..
I see a fundamental mistake in a lot of the posts on this subject. ALL HIP-HOP IS NOT THE SAME!!!! There are many artists who rap about other subjects, including God, Jesus, the Bible etc. Some are very specifically concious and/or spiritual, even specifically Christian, you just don't see them on MTV driving big cars and dripping in bling cos that's not they are about!. So to say that hip-hop itself is evil just seems odd to me. True, most of the current popular rap music is very explicit, negative and focused on wordly stuff, but can anybody here tell me that every single rapper or song is concerned with these bad things?? That's like saying EVERY marajuana plant is evil, just because SOME misguided people choose to smoke it and get high. The plant isn't at fault as it can and is used for medicinal purposes in some circumstances. By the same token, some rappers use their music in an irresponsible way but not all do, and it's wrong to blame the music for what individuals do! Tarring everyone with the same brush isn't Godly, y'all.... PEACE .
Young man you are so right. People do have the right to listen to what ever they chose. The only difference is that this music is exactly what he says it is. If you have no desire to pursue th ethings of God then yes this uis for you also. For the god of this world is the devil and those that choose life will not choose hiphop. Plain and simple. The people of this world those that have not surrendered their lives to the person of Christ Jesus will be eternally lost. Yet you could decide to believe that Jesus also died on the cross for your sins and that He rose from the died to gives us life in eternity with him. Sounds like foolishness doesn't it? That is the way God would have. Open up abible and read Romans chapter 10. God bless you young man. I have prayed for you as you read these brief words that The spirit of God would speak to your heart. This is good news. My name is ec .
Yet again, you are talking about 'this music' as if all hiphop is the same, and it isn't!!!! Some rap artists do nothing but praise and worship God in their songs. Some R&B artist sing only gospel and/or clean, positive songs. Are they to be condemned with the rest?? Please, someone enlighten me..
...i think this because in heaven b4 humans were made ,b4 lucifer was sent down. music was only used 2 worship god and nothing else so if it was right 2 use music in other ways y didnt god?
...also i am delibratley genralising hip hop becos i dont think there is a single christian hip hop song made by, sung by and wrote by christians for glorification of god, therefore(if my view is true) not a single hip hop song i will embrace if it is in one way antichrist.
if there is a hip hop artist u no that is singing christian lyrics, is a christain, and makes songs for christians only, tell me who they are?
AAAAMEN, i didnt know this thread has been goin on for this long, ive been following the convo during my first year of uni and i can see that a lot of people have a few opinions but let me just add my bit 2 the thread for now...there is no such thing as Gospel Hip Hop or Gospel R&B, these are just alternatives to Hip Hop and R&B, GOD IS NOT AN ALTERNATIVE...look at most "Gospel Hip Hop" videos and compare them with a Hip Hop video, whats the difference?????.
exactly, its that simple i see a lot of their videos and it just doesnt work, i started listening 2 it the first time i came 2 America but later i started 2 realise that a lot of those "Holy" Hip Hopers started writing lyrics about themselves, this is what happens when the focus is not on God.
that would look a bit dodgy cos it looks like im promoting Gospel wouldnt it, but think about it, if you can have Gospel Hip Hop by just putting Gospel in front of it, then you might as well have Gospel Pornography you know cos its got Gospel in front of it so it must be ok, what about Gospel Drive by's???? dont think im tryin to ridicule you, im making a point thats all..
what was not used to glorify God in the past i.e what God did not claim as his, people can not just try to flip it around and convince themselves they r usin it for Good because it just doesnt work, how can you take something sinful and then use it to promote good, naaaaa it dont work, just cos somebody mentions God's name in thier tunes does not mean that they know him.
oh yeah somebody sed something about music not influencing people to do anything, OK then theres a particular tune dat was released here in the UK dat drove so many people crazy and encouraged so many murders and crimes, over in the UK its called the forward Riddem, but i take it some of u rnt from the Uk so if any of u have heard of POW then you should know.