Rapper Snoop Dogg soon to release “gospel” album

When I just came across this in the news online a few minutes ago, I had mixed feelings. I didn’t know whether to laugh or get angry. Rapper Snoop Dogg announced in May 2017 he was going to work on a gospel album. He turned out to be serious and is set to release it in a matter of weeks. To start promoting the album, the rapper is on the schedule for the NFL’S Super Bowl Gospel Celebration February 1 along with some well-known gospel artists and some secular artists from the past who now sing gospel.Rapper Snoop Dogg

Snoop Dogg, with his signature braided long hair, is known for smoking weed on a regular basis. Days ago, he was streamed live on Twitch (a social media site popular with gamers) while smoking cannabis. Last year, the rapper made headlines for making a video where he “assassinated” President Trump. Just months ago (October 2017), he released an EP called Make America Crip Again, a title that mocks Trump’s signature motto while paying homage to his decades-long association with the murderous Crips gang in the LA area. That album, like all his others, is dominated by curse words–including the use of the Lord’s name in vain.

Having said all that as background, Snoop Dogg’s upcoming album (Snoop Dogg Presents the Bible of Love) can be assumed to be a mockery of the Christian faith and Christian worship, but worst of all, an affront to Jehovah himself. Nevertheless, his blasphemous mockery makes me take stock of myself and my intentions for what I do in my life as it pertains to God. Am I giving him genuine, heartfelt praise? When I eat or drink or go about the daily routine things, am I doing it all to the glory of God (1 Corinthians 10:31)? Is reading the Bible a joyful experience in love with my Father, or a tedious religious exercise I do robotically?

We truly live in a generation that mirrors the folks in the Lord Jesus’ day who honor the Lord with their lips but their hearts are far from him (Matthew 15:18). People like Snoop Dogg are just par for the course and are becoming more accepted in these last days when they do their fake religious works. Since God has told us several times in his word he does not accept such sacrifices (Psalm 50:16-17; 66:18, Proverbs 28:9), it’s my sign I don’t have to pay attention to or commend them either. I’ll be too busy giving God my legitimate worship.

unto them that are defiled and unbelieving is nothing pure; but even their mind and conscience is defiled.

They profess that they know God; but in works they deny him, being abominable, and disobedient, and unto every good work reprobate. Titus 1:15-16

Sources:

Nick Mojica, SNOOP DOGG PLANS TO GO GOSPEL ON NEW ALBUM ‘BIBLE OF LOVE’, XXLMag.com, January 24, 2018.

Julia Alexander, Snoop Dogg is smoking a blunt on Twitch, won’t be banned thanks to California’s pot laws, Polygon.com, January 24, 2018.

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