Daily Archives: April 28, 2013

Rapper Shai Linne Explains Why He Named Names in ‘Fal$e Teacher$’

Rapper Shai Linne, who criticized the “prosperity gospel” and  identified popular televangelists like Joel Osteen, T.D.  Jakes, Paula White and Benny Hinn as its preachers in his new song “Fal$e  Teacher$,” explains why chose to name names despite knowing it was  “dangerous.”

“There’s always a danger in naming names,” agreed Linne, talking with Russell  Moore, Dean of the School of Theology and Senior Vice President for Academic  Administration at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Moore hosted Linne  for his weekly podcast “The Cross & the Jukebox” on Friday, where they  talked about the song on the rapper’s upcoming album titled, Lyrical Theology Part I.

“Had I only mentioned the teaching and not particular teachers, there would  still be the possibility of agreeing with the song but assuming that this does  not apply to these particular people,” Linne said, and added that he made  efforts to be accurate and not to falsely label people.

Jesus said in Matthew 7:15, “Beware of the false prophets…,” Linne continued.  We need to be aware of actual people, and “there’s Biblical precedence for  naming names,” he said, adding he had watched the “prosperity gospel” teachers  over and over again, and heard their teachings back to back.

Read more at http://www.christianpost.com/news/rapper-shai-linne-explains-why-he-named-names-in-fale-teacher-94851/

Isn’t it About Time That We Grow Up?

Possessing the Treasure

by Mike Ratliff

11 When I was a child, I used to speak like a child, think like a child, reason like a child; when I became a man, I did away with childish things. (1 Corinthians 13:11 NASB)

When the Lord circumcised my heart in August 2004, I was truly amazed at the level of spiritual discernment that came with that blessing. Leading up to this, God had drawn me ever deeper into our relationship. I had been in a deep, close, intimate walk with Him over a period of several weeks. I was fasting from anything that distracted me from my devotion to Him. I was praying, worshipping, studying my Bible, and researching doctrine, all in obedience to His drawing me to Him. Just a few days before Labor Day in 2004 I woke up one morning and knew that everything had changed. It was probably the most joyous and…

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