November 29, 2019

The media has been covering the testimony of rap artist Kanye West, and asking "Is it true or not?"

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JD: This has been a polarizing issue. Can you give us some examples of things that are being said and maybe some guidance as believers today?

DJ: There has been a lot of fairly strong reaction among both Christians and non-Christians from rejoicing on one end of the spectrum to vilifying him at the other end with a lot of other people in between. The Daily Beast ran an article in October with the title, “Kanye West, Jesus is King is Fake Christianity at its Finest”. That album the article cynically says, now we have what many to expect to be West first full foray into gospel and well it just sounds like Kanye being Kanye with more scripture.

Back in October West apparently said if you believe that Jesus died for your sins then you know the gospel, that’s the gospel. Said simple Christians we would be making it too hard for people to come and be involved in this. Just a couple of weeks ago West performed at the Astroworld Festival in the Houston area where Marilyn Manson also performed his hit song Antichrist Superstar; so that’s not good. On the other hand a lot of people are praising Kanye for turning his life around and being outspoken for the Lord. And they say young believers make a lot of mistakes and so many are forgiving at least for now.

Personally I’m probably some where between being cautiously skeptical and cautiously optimistic. Only the Lord knows the truth of the matter but if I were discipling him I would advise him to drop off the radar for at least a couple of years, learn the word of God and quietly serve the Lord out of the public eye. Paul cautions people going into ministry don’t be a novice because they can be puffed up with pride and fall into condemnation nation of the devil.

JD: David James with his Bible in his hand and the details on the report that rap artist Kanye West is now a born again Christian.

We report this information because it is setting the stage for Bible prophecy to be fulfilled.

Dave’s report on the testimony of Kanye West having received Jesus Christ as his savior is cautiously optimistic. As a new convert Kanye needs to spend time in the Bible before he moves full force into Christian ministry. The lyrics to Kanye’s song Jesus is King is not correct today. I John chapter 2 states that Jesus is now our intercessor. Jesus indeed will be king when God the Father gives him his dominion and makes him king. And that happens when Jesus comes back to the earth, Daniel 7:13 &14. Ministry for Christian Ministers must be Biblically correct. We all must study God’s prophetic word which is one-third of the Bible.