If you haven't heard already, Kanye West is saying that he is a born again Christian. He took it up a notch by saying he would not record any more secular music, only gospel music. His next album at the time of this post is "Jesus Is King".I remember how Kanye thought that he was a god. He had published a Bible where he removed the name of God and put his name in its place. Kanye West who would disrupt music award shows and commit outlandish things on TV. This man now praises Jesus Christ as His Lord and Savior. What I have a hard time believing is how Christians are rejecting him as a follower of Christ.
Now I understand how it must've been like when Paul had converted to Christianity. Remember, the great Apostle Paul, a hero to many, Paul who wrote most of the New Testament, was a murderer of Christians. The Lord Jesus appeared to Paul and saved Him.
Every testimony of salvation you will hear a common theme, "I was a sinner and Jesus saved me". I was a sinner once and I committed vile sins. And if I had more means and money to commit more sin back then I would have gladly done more to send me to hell. I needed saving from myself, my sins and the wrath of God. You were a sinner and you needed to be saved. Don't forget that.
The problem I am seeing is that some Christians have become spiritually prideful. The culture of "Churchianity" is to vilify everything and call it evil even before there is any proof. I, for one, am watching and monitoring the developing story of Kanye West. I suggest you all should too.
I remember a few years ago I had seen a video where Kanye West said that he was a Christian. I scoffed and I didn't believe it but I prayed for him anyway. I found out that other believers were being led in the Spirit to pray for Kanye West too.
That must've been about 3 or 4 years ago. Here we are now and I see a radical transformation. I experienced a radical transformation when I got born again too. My family couldn't believe what had happened to me. Did you experience something similar? It's a beautiful thing when someone is born again, but it can be messy too at the beginning because a new believer's theology and beliefs aren't quite right. That is why Bible study, fellowship, proper doctrinal teaching, and prayer is vital in the infancy stage of a new believer. We have to start them off with spiritual milk. I always suggest new believers should read the Sermon on the Mount, that's Christianity 101.
I recently read that a Pastor named Adam Tyson, senior pastor of Placerita Bible Church in Santa Clarita, was contacted by Kanye West and they spent hours going over the Gospel. Kanye flew Adam out to one of his ranches and they spent days in Bible study. We know the natural man, the flesh, has no desire to seek the Lord or even to study the Bible for hours. This is what salvation looks like. I still am testing the spirits to ensure that they are from God; as we all should. We should be wise and observe before we make a judgment.
A few years ago, a rocker from a popular band got saved. He has paraded around and he made lots of videos about how he came to faith. This same man is now back with his band singing secular songs. Where is the outrage? In fact, this man is still called a brother and a part of the faith by some. Aren't we all baptized into one faith by one Spirit? I hope it's not because of his celebrity status that people brush it off. I really hope it's not that this man is favored because of his skin color.
Let's not be hypocrites. Let's not forget that we were once a lost sinner and we also needed a Savior. We weren't saved because we were good people and salvation is not an heirloom that is passed down. Don't get on a high horse because you're saved now and you feel entitled to point your finger at people and lift your nose at them.
Kanye West is not our enemy because he is doing what so many of us wish we could do, share the Gospel. He is being persecuted for this. Think about the last time you suffered any hostility for proclaiming the Gospel of Jesus Christ. I know some can, but most cant.
Pray that God will be glorified for all of this. Pray for Kanye, his family and the ministry supporting him. Pray that West's faith and conversion would be authentic and are strong. Pray for souls that hear the gospel message during the Sunday Service of Kanye West, that those who have ears to hear, would be saved.