Christian rapper Jahaziel has renounced his faith, claiming that he can no longer believe the foundation on which Christianity is built.
According to Charisma News, the man Rapzilla once called one of the most important U.K. artists in the history of Christian hip-hop has completely turned his back on the faith about which he once sang.
In a Facebook post, Jahaziel explained his decision: “A short while ago I turned away from 20 years as a professing Christian. I had a good job with a church organization, a house provided by the church, a large social circle of likeminded people, a career in gospel music, a worldwide fan base, a respected reputation & status within Christian and non Christian circles.”
In a follow-up post, addressing those who questioned his decision, the rapper stated, “You can believe the bible and its God all you want but to me he just demands my fear because he cannot earn my respect. I cannot possibly agree that he is love unless I ignore all the men, women and little children he has slaughtered throughout the entire bible. But maybe some peoples Christian lenses won’t allow them to see that – cool. Mine didn’t either for s (sic) long time. I have tasted and seen – and my conclusion is that Christianity (it’s flawed book, bloodthirsty god and mythical savior) i have found unsatisfactory and unworthy of my allegiance or worship unless by threatening to kill me if I don’t – as Christianity does.”
Charisma News reports that Jahaziel’s words seem ironic in light of lyrics he penned which include the lines:
Help me God
(So help me God) So if you hear I got my eyes to the hills . . .
They haters, doubters and (cynics) told me I’m out of my lyrics
But God’s far from finished with me
In fact he just started.
A note from GoodFishBadFish:
We often here stories of Christians “walking away from the faith”, but what does the Bible really have to say about that topic?
2 Corinthians 11:13-15 – For such [are] false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ.
2 Timothy 3:5 – Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.
Matthew 7:21-23 – Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.
Titus 1:16 – They profess that they know God; but in works they deny [him], being abominable, and disobedient, and unto every good work reprobate.
Matthew 7:15 – Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.
1 John 4:1 – Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.
John 13:35 – By this shall all [men] know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.
John 8:44 – Ye are of [your] father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.
Mark 6:11 – And whosoever shall not receive you, nor hear you, when ye depart thence, shake off the dust under your feet for a testimony against them. Verily I say unto you, It shall be more tolerable for Sodom and Gomorrha in the day of judgment, than for that city.