My musical taste runs to classical and baroque rather than hip hop, but a friend pointed me to this recent track by Shai Linne. The song’s message seems to anticipate the theme of the Strange Fire conference (October 16-18, 2013). After listening, I wanted to sing "Amen" in a plagal cadence. But I understand you don't do that with rap. So—
Special dedication to my brothers and sisters on the great continent of Africa: To saints to Malawi, Ghana, Nigeria, Kenya, Zimbabwe. Don't be deceived by what America's sending y'all, man.
Let me begin While there's still ink left in my pen. I'm set to contend For truth you can bet will offend.
Deception within the church man, Who's lettin' 'em in? We talked about this years ago; Let's address it again.
And I ain't really trying to start beef, But some who claim to be part of the sheep got some sharp teeth— And cast at me when you criticize 'em, But Jesus told us: Matthew 7:16, we can recognize 'em!
And God forbid that for the love of some fans I keep quiet and watch them die with their blood on my hands!
So . . . There's nothing left for me to do Except to speak to you In the spirit of Jude 3 and Second Peter 2.
And I know that some will label me a Pharisee, Because today the only heresy is saying that there's heresy: I'll dare to be specific and drop some clarity On the popularity of the gospel of prosperity.
Turn off TBN; that channel is overrated. Their pastors speak bogus statements, financially motivated. It's kind of like a pyramid scheme. Visualize heretics christianizing the American dream.
It's foul and deceitful. They're lying to people, Teaching that camels squeeze through the eye of a needle!
Ungodly and wicked— Ask yourself how can they not be convicted? Treating Jesus like a lottery ticket.
And you're thinking they're not the dangerous type 'Cause some of their statements are right? That only proves that Satan comes as an angel of light.
This teaching can't be believed without a cost. The lie is you can achieve a crown without a cross. And I hear it all the time when they speak on the block. Even unbelievers are shocked How they're fleecing the flock.
It should be obvious then, Yet I'll explain why it's sin. Peep, the Bible—it's in 1 Timothy 6:9-10.
It talks about how the desire for riches Has left many souls on fire, and stitches Mired in ditches.
Tell me: Who would teach you to pursue as a goal The very thing that the Bible says will ruin your soul?
Yet they're encouraging the love of money! To make it worse, they've exported this garbage into other countries!
My heart breaks even now as I'm rhyming. You wanna know what all fal$e teacher$ have in common? It's called selfism, the fastest growing religion. They just dress it up and call it "Christian."
Don't be deceived by this funny biz; If you come to Jesus for money, then He's not your God; money is!
Jesus is not a means to an end. The gospel is He came to redeem us from sin. And that is the message forever I'll yell! If you're living your best life now you're headed for hell!
Joel Osteen—fal$e teacher! Creflo Dollar is a fal$e teacher! Benny Hinn is a fal$e teacher! I know they're popular but don't let them deceive ya!
TD Jakes is a fal$e teacher! Joyce Meyer is a fal$e teacher! Paula White is a fal$e teacher! Use your discernment, let the Bible lead ya!
Fred Price is a fal$e teacher! Kenneth Copeland is a fal$e teacher! Robert Tilton is a fal$e teacher! I know they're popular but don't let them deceive ya!
Eddie Long is a fal$e teacher! Juanita Bynum is a fal$e teacher! Paul Crouch is a fal$e teacher! Use your discernment, let the Bible lead ya!
"But false prophets also arose among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you, who will secretly bring in destructive heresies, even denying the Master who bought them, bringing upon themselves swift destruction. And many will follow their sensuality, and because of them the way of truth will be blasphemed. And in their greed they will exploit you with false words. Their condemnation from long ago is not idle, and their destruction is not asleep" (2 Peter 2:1-3).