Hip Hop From Hell
By David J. Stewart
Hip Hop is of the Devil
Photo to right: So-called "Christian" hip hop singer, John Reuben
Please understand that I don't condemn anyone, for the Bible condemns all of us as guilty, dirty, rotten, hell-deserving sinners. My salvation solely rests in Christ's righteousness, because of the precious blood that He gave for our sins. My intention is not to be unkind; but rather, to expose the demonic nature of so-called "Christian rock" and "Christian Hip Hop" music. The issue is not about the performers personally; but rather, about the worldly music they claim to sing in Jesus' name.
There is NO such animal as "Christian Hip Hop"! It is a misnomer. There is nothing even remotely "Christian" about the Devil's music. Christian Hip Hop has amassed a large cult following of worldly young people who idolize such Satanic performers as Antonious, Gospel Gangstaz, GRITS, KJ-52, tobyMac, Mr. Real, Out of Eden, Parkway, John Reuben, T-Bone, and St. Michael. These "artists" are imposters who EXPLOIT the name of Jesus to make money ... lots of money!
What they need to do is burn their works of Satan as the wise Christians did in Acts 19:19, "Many of them also which used curious arts brought their books together, and burned them before all men..."
Concerning the term "curious arts," we learn in Vine’s Expository Dictionary of Old and New Testament Words by W.E. Vine (Grand Rapids, MI: Fleming H. Revell, 1981)...
"PERIERGOS (Strong's #4021) ... It is used of magic arts in Acts 19:19 (lit., ‘things that are around work,’ and thus superfluous), i.e., the arts of those who pry into forbidden things, with the aid of evil spirits."
Listen friend, Rock 'N' Roll music, rap, and Hip Hop are works of Satan, and such music invokes evil spirits (demons). Hip Hop = The Devil. Don't believe it? Then listen to some of the Devil's children themselves concerning rock music (and by the way, Rap and Hip Hop are just other forms of rock music). The hallmark trait of Rock music is its driving devilish BEAT. Take away the beat and NOT one rap/hip hop album would sell...
The Devil's crowd knows "rock" is Evil...
"Rock has always been THE DEVIL'S MUSIC. . ." (Rolling Stone, Feb. 12, 1976)
"I've sold my soul to the DEVIL." (Ray Coleman, Lennon, p.256)
"I'm the Rock 'n Roll singer that you heard about through the years. . . I was directed and commanded by another power. The power of DARKNESS. . . The power of the DEVIL, SATAN." (Charles White, The Life and Times of Little Richard, pp. 205-206)
During a 1993 Oprah Winfrey interview, Michael Jackson, explained the reason for some of his filthy sexual gestures during his concerts:
"It happens subliminally. IT'S THE MUSIC THAT COMPELS ME TO DO IT. You don't think about it, it just happens. I'M SLAVE TO THE RHYTHM." (The Evening Star, Feb. 11, 1993, p. A10)
Nothing said about the lyrics! It's the MUSIC!
TobyMac Exposed (lead singer of DC Talk)
DC Talk's Jesus Freak Video (learn the sickening truth)
People there are, not a few, who have pipe organ abilities and make no more music for the causes of Christ than a wheezy saxophone in an idiot's hands."
—Dr. R.G. Lee (from the needful sermon, PAYDAY SOMEDAY)
The August Charisma featured an article on hip-hop music which stated: “The music is loud, and the beats are strong. But Christian hip-hop [an oxymoron?] artists say they're using this unorthodox sound to reach a generation for Christ.” Readers responded (10/02 Charisma):
“The hip-hop revolution is ordained of Satan to destroy our youth… It saddens me that you can condone a musical style that is obviously fleshly and demonic. God is not using hip-hop to reach youth. This is clearly a situation where young people don't want to separate from the world... Hip-hop music is decidedly hypnotic… Christian leaders need to show leadership and remove this ungodly music from their churches… Shame on Charisma for promoting music that is corrupting our youth.”
Out of Hell
Out of Eden is a Hip-hop/ R&B/Gospel group of soul sisters who are actually sisters! Lisa Kimmey, Andrea Kimmey-Baca, and Danielle Kimmey. I think a more appropriate name for their group would be "OUT OF HELL." These women are imposters, exploiting the name of Jesus to make a fast buck. It is sad, and a clear sign of the apostate condition of America, when professed "Christians" act, dress, and sing just like the unsaved world. The idea that you can put improved lyrics to Satanic music, and then label it as "Christian" is wrong.
Also, look how these women are immodestly dressed. And who stands like that? The woman in the middle looks like she's having a problem or something. She looks like she needs a doctor. I'm not trying to be unkind, I am trying to make a good point—these so-called "Christian" women look and sing like heathens! The Bible, God's Word, states in no uncertain terms that we are to be separated from the Christ-rejecting world, "Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness? ... Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you" (2nd Corinthians 6:14,17).
Their songs have been used in many screen productions such as Eddie Murphy's "Dr. Doolittle," Christina Aguilera's Diary (a lesbian whore), and The Chris Rock Show. This is evidence enough of their worldly status. They also appeared on the primetime UPN show Moesha (starring Brandy) and have been featured in several major magazine features and cover stories. In the photo to the right, the two sisters on each end are sitting like tramps.
Is this how a Christian woman should sit, like dogs? Don't get mad at me, I have 2 dogs and that's how they sit. These girls are bad news, serving the Devil, and ought to be ashamed of themselves for posing in such a lewd and unladylike manner. It's not just marketing tactics—nudity and sexual advertising are demonic! Clearly, this album cover is sexually suggestive. It's disgusting in the name of morality!
1st Timothy 2:9 admonishes, "In like manner also, that women adorn themselves in modest apparel..." The Greek word for "modest" here means "of good behavior." Hence, Christian ladies are commanded by God to dress in a manner which sends the proper kind of message to others, especially the opposite sex. The photo above clearly sends out a whorish message.
From Poop Dog to the Gospel Gangstaz?
You've got to be kidding me, right? What a joke! Gospel Gangstaz? Gospel Gangstaz is made up of Mr. Solo, Tik Tokk, and Chille' Baby. The album cover pictured to the left reads, "I CAN SEE CLEARLY NOW." We'll they sure can't write clearly! Here's the first part of their ridiculous song, Ghetto Sermon...
my dog slipped the pistol grip,
blasted caught him in his back and now im rappin in front a this casket
now you cant touch this, well, this world is cold,
my word is good as gold homies claim they homies but they phonies cuz they fold
now as its told, stroll with me down another life, hold on tight
cuz the brightest day is your darkest night
look to the right as you see around me or pursue you
they was pointin like they knew you, they just jackers tryin to do you
wait a minute, let you grab your get em up of me,
cuz aint no killin you softly
you peep they deep,
so now you gotta meets where they put em to sleep
you pulls out proof of yo decease, and wish your enemies rest in grief
I think I'd rather listen to Poop Dog (Snoop Dog). Truthfully, I wouldn't listen to either, because it's all straight out of the pits of Hell. If you're going to listen to Gospel Gangstaz, then you might as well listen to Poop Dog, because demons are the source of ALL hip hop music. The CCM (Contemporary Christian Music) crowd just doesn't get it ... demons are spirits and music is a spiritual MEDIUM. Likewise, God is a Spirit. We have to analyze each song that the CCM crowd produces and ask ourselves ... "Is this of the Holy Spirit or a demonic spirit? Christian Hip Hop is of the Devil, and is some of the most deplorable music in existence. Don't you tell me that God approves of such evil music. But you say, "Wait a minute, this music is helping to reach gang members, who otherwise wouldn't come to Christ."
The question is, are they coming to Christ? ... or are they coming to a synthetic form of Christianity. We read in James 4:4, "Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God." Christian Hip Hop is as worldly as can be, and is ;therefore, the enemy of God! The MUSIC ITSELF is the most damnable part about any Hip Hop.
Hip Hop and the Wages of Unrighteousness
Apostate churches openly admit that they are embracing Hip Hop music in an attempt to draw young people into their ministries. Although ministers claim they are interested in reaching young people for Christ, it is the wages of unrighteousness that they're really after. In a February 2007 article by WORLD MAGAZINE titled, Holy hip-hop, Mark Bergin states...
"The whole of Christian rap represents a marginalized minority within the broader multi-billion-dollar industry of hip-hop."
Hip Hop is a Multi-BILLION dollar industry!!! Christian Rap amounts to hundreds-of-millions of dollars! No wonder so many churches are inviting the world into their camp. Truly, the love of money is the root of all evil (1st Timothy 6:10).
The following quote is from a January 2006 article which appeared in the San Francisco Chronicle...
Churches try holy hip-hop
Ministries take to genre to attract more young people
Jason B. Johnson | San Francisco Chronicle
Tuesday, January 31, 2006
...At Church of Jesus Our Lord in Oakland, Pastor Phillip Tindsley said his first foray into gospel rap services about five years ago got an unenthusiastic response from his congregation. Today, the church has a large number of young worshipers, several of them aspiring gospel rappers, and plans to open a music studio this month.
"People were kind of resistant at first because of tradition," said Tindsley. "It's grown on them. People realized we could use it to reach young people, and we have reached a lot of young people."
Gospel rap has drawn in young people who didn't come to church before, and some of them have also brought their parents into the church, Tindsley said...
Apostasy!!! Do you think God is pleased when Christians bring the world into the church to attract more young people? No Sir! 1st John 2:15 makes this plain, "Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world. And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever." It is a sin to compromise our Christian standards to reach the lost! If you don't agree with that, then you don't know anything about the God of the Bible.
Joshua 24:15 states... "And if it seem evil unto you to serve the LORD, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD." Carefully notice that Joshua DIDN'T try to compromise with the people, nor did he try to fabricate a scheme to convince them that they should serve God. No, rather, Joshua presented them with A CHOICE! You're either going to serve God or you're not... PERIOD! Who is on the Lord's side? I can guarantee you that if all the Hip Hop churches in America truly repented, there would be an exodus of disgruntled church members from their organizations. It's the world's music they come for.
Christian Rock is also a multi-billion dollar industry! Sandi Patti is one of the highest paid Gospel entertainers in the world, averaging $75,000 for a two-hour performance (Don Cusic, Sandi Patti; New York, 1988; pp. 211-212). At $37,000 an hour, who is Sandi Patti really serving--God or mammon? Jesus Christ said in Matthew 6:24, "No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other . . . Ye cannot serve God and mammon."
"Ye cannot drink the cup of the Lord, and the cup of devils: ye cannot be partakers of the Lord's table, and of the table of devils."
—1st Corinthians 10:21
The Deadly Dangers of Hip Hop
Photo to left: KJ-52's "7th avenue." Is that an illuminati pyramid?
Hip Hop music is worldly! Christians who live in the world WILL face the judgment of God one day (Romans 14:12). 1st John 2:15-17 plainly states, "Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world. And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever." Hip Hop is nothing but pure selfish pride and fleshly lust.
Photo to right: Members of the professed "Christian" group, "DC Talk." They're as worldly as can be!
Let me put this into perspective for you. Everyone knows that hard-liquor is something not to be messed with. Jack Daniel's, Jim Beam, Smirnoff—They all contain a high alcohol concentration. So most people drink beer instead, since it contains a far LESS amount of alcohol. Yet, there is a great deceit in this, because nearly all traffic-related accidents and fatalities involve BEER! Many people feel more relaxed drinking beer BECAUSE of it's lower alcohol content; therefore, beer is extremely dangerous. Only an alcoholic would guzzle a bottle of Jack Daniel's; but, every day thousands of Americans are involved in alcohol-related accidents because of someone who unintentionally had one drink too many. My point is that Christian Hip Hop is promoted as being "better" than secular Hip Hop because it's words have been cleaned up; BUT, IT STILL CONTAINS WORLDLINESS.
Hip Hop music will kill you spiritually! I'm so sick and tired of hearing heathens talk about how they're "serving God" by selling records, pimping across a stage, traveling the world, and stashing millions of dollars into their own personal bank accounts. They're really suffering for Jesus aren't they? Boy, they're really suffering persecution from the world aren't they. Doesn't anyone read the Bible anymore? 2nd Timothy 3:12 states, "Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution." Not maybe, or possible; but, shall! And it doesn't mean that the Ghetto Gangstaz' plane broke down either.
We are truly living in apostate times, in the Last Days. I am often reminded of Jeremiah 7:8-11, "Will ye steal, murder, and commit adultery, and swear falsely, and burn incense unto Baal, and walk after other gods whom ye know not; And come and stand before me in this house, which is called by my name, and say, We are delivered to do all these abominations? Is this house, which is called by my name, become a den of robbers in your eyes? Behold, even I have seen it, saith the LORD." To claim that ANY rock or Hip Hop music is of God is blasphemy!
We are living in evil days, when increasingly professed Christians are claiming that God permits homosexuality ... Harry Potter's witchcraft ... abortion ... and worldly music that glorifies the flesh! God hates Hip Hop music! God hates abortion! God hates homosexuality! God hates witchcraft! BUT, God loves sinners, so much that He sent His only begotten Son into the world to shed His blood for them (1st Peter 1:18,19).
It's also important to note that www.holyhiphop.com teaches damnable Lordship Salvation, and fails to mention the blood of Jesus Christ even once. Lordship Salvation is the false teaching that a lost sinner must make a commitment to God to clean up their life from sin in order to be saved. In sharp contrast, the Bible teaches that we are saved by Christ's righteousness, because we have NONE to offer God. A changed life is the FRUIT of genuine repentance, and not a part of the ROOT of saving-faith.
Notice in Jeremiah 7:11 that God accused the Jews of turning His house into a den of thieves. This is EXACTLY what the CCM "industry" has done. If the "Christian" Rock, Hip Hop, Punk and Rap artists truly want to serve God, then why don't they give away ALL their music for FREE? I mean, God gave it to them for free, right? Oh, they couldn't do that, because their record producers would flush them down the toilet instantly. IT'S ALL ABOUT MONEY! Again, doesn't anyone read the Bible, "No servant can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon." Say what they will, CCM artists and their producers are getting filthy rich.
Their big bank accounts deny their claims of caring about people. We see multimillionaire singers and movie stars giving a little chump-change to some poor group. Then they turn it into a big media frenzy, bringing out all the cameras to document their generous act of charity. Jesus said they already have their reward (Matthew 6:2). The struggling widow gave only a few pennies, but she gave everything she had to the poor (Mark 12:43).
Let me ask you a question? Would it be right for a church to give away cigarettes at a smoker's convention in exchange for an opportunity to witness to people? Would it be right for a church to give away free beer? What if a church offered to show a dirty porno movie after the sermon, to lure lustful men into church to hear the Gospel. Would it be right? The answer to all of these questions is a resounding, "NO"! Would it be wrong for a Christian man to enter into a strip-joint to witness to some people inside? Yes, it would be very wrong! Likewise, it is SINFUL for anyone to use worldly music in an attempt to reach the lost for Christ. The problem is that MOST believers today don't recognize the dangers of fleshly (carnal) music. Many churchgoers today fail to see anything wrong with Satanic music. Using worldly music to bring people to Christ is like using women in miniskirts to do the same.
Romans 12:2, "And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God." God commands us not to be conformed to this world. The Greek word for "conformed" here is "suschematizo" and means "to fashion alike, i.e. conform to the same pattern." Is this not what religious Hip Hoppers are doing? Yes, exactly so! They are fashioning themselves to the sinful world. Repackaged carnal music that is labeled as "Christian" is apostasy.
If God wanted to reach the world at all costs, then why did He write the Bible in such a harsh manner? I mean, we read about all the people who were slaughtered throughout the Old Testament? The Word of God contains much horror and atrocities, accounts of thousands of children being mass-murdered, etc. The famous writer Mark Twain said, "If there is a God, He is a malign thug." The Bible prevents more people from being saved than anything else, and Jesus said so (John 3:20). The world is diametrically opposed to God. There is NO common denominator, no fellowship between Christ and Belial, between Light and darkness (2nd Corinthians 6:14-17). This is the reason why God doesn't compromise, because it just doesn't work! There will NEVER be any harmony between the righteous and the wicked (Proverb 29:27).
So if God NEVER compromises in order to reach the lost, then it is sinful for us to think we know more than God. John the Baptist didn't impress Herod when he preached against his adultery (Mark 6:18). The Apostle Paul didn't make any friends when he accused the Church at Corinth of having a problem with fornication (1st Corinthians 5:1). The BEST and BIBLICAL method of reaching the lost for Christ is found in 2nd Timothy 4:2, "PREACH THE WORD!" The lost need preaching; not gangsta music.
Not one of the Apostles ever had a musical ministry. God told us to make melodies in our hearts to the Lord. Did you ever stop to think that maybe God would like to hear some music from your own heart, instead of you playing that same prerecorded CD over and over, while idolizing your CCM god. The Contemporary Christian Music industry has been leading young people to bow to Nebuchadnezzar's golden imagine long enough, it's time for professed Christians to refuse to idolize these heathen rock stars (rappers) any longer. Do the Christian thing and burn your Hip Hop garbage.
"It is never right to do wrong in order to get a chance to do right" —Dr. Bob Jones Sr.
"It is better to hear the rebuke of the wise, than for a man to hear the song of fools." —Ecclesiastes 7:5
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