HomeBLOGJustin Peters chimes-in on Kanye West, and why he left Twitter – and my response in support of Justin
November 3, 2019
Justin Peters chimes-in on Kanye West, and why he left Twitter – and my response in support of Justin
Bro. Justin I respect your decision to leave Twitter, I left Facebook for similar reasons. At timestamp 20:20 you revealed something I did not know, which explains why so many professing Christians are getting their panties all in a bunch over Kanye West. West is a Trump endorser. Don’t hang up on me yet.
Similarly to how democrats worshiped Obama, many republicans seemingly worship Trump, even erroneously referring to Trump as “a solid Christian.” Though Trump is doing a much better job than I expected (and I praise the Lord for that). But as a bond slave to Christ, I cannot endorse him. Including but not limited to, Trump has boasted about adultery, claims that he has no need to repent, and no need for forgiveness, and has heretic Paula White as his “spiritual advisor.” Then of course Mike Pence praised two homosexual men, as they placed their hand on the Bible, while Pence swore one of them into office. And now that homosexual Ambassador sent-out by Pence, vows to “decriminalize” homosexual sex in other parts of the world. No wonder why Muslim terrorists hate america so much.
I recently heard a radio program whereas Michele Bachmann told Tony Perkins, “We have not seen a president with greater moral clarity than this president.” 🤮 (that’s a barfing emoji). Too many professing Christians have allowed their politics to impair their judgment and theology. I’ve even seen professing Christians curse at Christians on Facebook, because they said something negative (but truthful) about Trump (or West). So when we say these truths about West (or Trump), we’re going against the establishment.
Back to West.
This is a sad truth. Though I’ve never voted democrat, if West were lobbying for democrats, most of these professing Christians would not be promoting him. But instead, they’d be raising Cain, rather than raising Kanye up onto an altar. Frankly being an Ambassador of Christ is more important to me, than being an American.
Justin Peters is correct in how so many professing Christians are too quick to declare celebrities as Gods elect, merely because they made some sort of a profession of faith.
We must repent from our idol worship of “celebrities” whom have made new professions of faith. The Scriptures are clear that even leaders in a small local church setting must not be a new convert. Yes we can be assured that the thief on the cross was saved, because the Lord Jesus said he was. But we need to be more discerning with others, not exalt them into ecclesiastical heroes (idols). The professing convert must be Biblically discipled, and examined thru a test of time. The London Baptist Confession of Faith refers to some “believers” as “temporary believers,” because we cannot yet know if they truly are Gods elect (or not).
Charles Spurgeon said it best.
“If the professed convert distinctly and deliberately declares that he knows the Lord’s will but does not mean to attend to it, you are not to pamper his presumption, but it is your duty to assure him that he is not saved. Do not suppose that the Gospel is magnified or God glorified by going to the worldlings and telling them that they may be saved at this moment by simply accepting Christ as their Savior, while they are wedded to their idols, and their hearts are still in love with sin. If I do so I tell them a lie, pervert the Gospel, insult Christ, and turn the grace of God into lasciviousness.”
Stay encouraged Justin (and Kathy), as I often close with –
As always – Love ‘biblically’ – repent – be salt and light –
be holy – be sanctified – to be against the world – fear God – pray without
ceasing – keep His commandments – grow in His grace and knowledge – put on the
whole armor of God (and use it) – walk circumspectly – believe in and trust
Jesus – obey the Gospel – share the Gospel – preach the Gospel – contend for
the faith, – disciple each other – live Godly in Christ Jesus – hate the things
that God hates, and love the things that God loves – rejoice in sufferings –
don’t flinch in the face of adversity – keep the faith, work-out your
salvation, and endure to the end!