For the mind that is set on the flesh is hostile to God, for it does not submit to God’s law; indeed, it cannot. Those who are in the flesh cannot please God. –Romans 8:7-8
The world-renown “rapper who happens to be Christian,” Lecrae, recently took to stage on MTV’s Wild ‘n Out show to “count his blessings” among a swarm of pagan world-lovers. I lost count of the “bleeps” while dozens of men and women dressed like hoodlums cracked risque jokes and cursed back and forth at each other. And Lecrae? Well, he was right up in the midst of it just laughing it up and having a grand ole time, totally unfazed by the excessive amount of corrupt speech pouring from the lips of these crude God-haters and the women who were displaying their flesh like a loin of pork in a butcher shop window.
Lecrae, who once stated, “Lord kill me if I don’t preach the gospel,” apparently has lost any sense of what it means to be “set apart for the gospel (Romans 1:1)” and has displayed his antipathy toward any Bible-believing Christian who would question his quest for the affirmation of men by selling himself out to the world and watering down what it means to proclaim Christ in the midst of a dying world.
No, Lecrae, singing over and over “count your blessings, count your blessings,” in a crowd of money-grubbing, fornicating drunkards and idolaters is not preaching the gospel. These people are dead in sin and need the blood of Jesus Christ to cover them. You simply affirmed them in their sin.
But what’s worse than that, maybe, is his reaction to a young lady who publicly questioned his godless appearance on Pagan MTV.
See the twitter conversation below.
One way to know if a person has jumped the shark of Christianity is when they start twisting the “judge not” Scriptures and make accusations against other Christians for being “judgmental.” But, notice his last comment here,
I’ll just keep building with my new friends and showing them love.
James 4:4 says,
You adulterous people! Do you not know that friendship with the world is enmity with God? Therefore whoever wishes to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God.
So what conclusion can we come to here? Lecrae has shown himself repeatedly and unrepentantly to desire friendship with the world. Why is this childish world-lover time and again raised up on a pedestal as some kind of role model for Christians? Lecrae is a figurehead for apostasy–he no longer (if he has ever) stands against pressures of the world for the cause of Christ. The world does not hate Lecrae, they love him. He fits right in. Yet the Bible says, “Do not be surprised, brothers, that the world hates you. (1 John 3:13)”
Lecrae, it’s time to repent and believe the gospel. The gate is wide that leads to destruction.
Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect. –Romans 12:2