Is Hip Hop Holy? Is Artistic expression even something that Christians should be involved with?
It seems that ever since he appeared on the scene Lecrae, the Holy Hip Hop artist has gained not only a devoted fan base, but a lot of hateful and vehemently outspoken opposition
Most of the guys who hate him, and his style of music, come at him with "sanctification" and "Glory to God" talk on their lips. But that talk is cheap, if not genuine.
What is Worldliness?
But is that worldliness? Is fashion, style, and art the thing that makes a man worldly? Is Lecrae worldly because he uses a stylist, sports some tattoos, wheres high fashion, and puts his ball cap on sideways. Is that how God defines "the love of the world?" Is that any part of how God defines worldliness?
"For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders, Thefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit, lasciviousness, an evil eye, blasphemy, pride, foolishness: All these evil things come from within, and defile the man" .
(Mark 7: 21-23)
"That which cometh out of the man, that defileth the man" (Mark 7:20).
"There is nothing from without a man, that entering into him can defile him: but the things which come out of him, those are they that defile the man" (Mark 7: 15).
"But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed. Then when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin: and sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death. Do not err, my beloved brethren" (James 1: 14-16).
(Roman 12: 2).
"...for the LORD seeth not as man seeth; for man looketh on the outward appearance, but the LORD looketh on the heart" (1Sam 16:7).