Ben Reaoch | Category: Culture
It’s exciting to me to hear God-centered proclamation of biblical truth coming through the medium of rap music. Whatever your musical tastes, the church should rejoice that God has raised up musicians in many different styles of music who are using their gifts in God-honoring ways.
Following are some portions of a hip-hop song which tackles the theologically deep subject of the atonement.
written by shai linne
Portion of Verse 1
The question concerns those for whom Christ died
Was He trying to save everybody worldwide?
Was He trying to make the entire world His Bride?
Does man’s unbelief keep the Savior’s hands tied?
Biblically, each of these must be denied
It’s true, Jesus gave up His life for His Bride
But His Bride is the elect, to whom His death is applied
Portion of Verse 2
Father, Son and Spirit: three and yet one
Working as a unit to get things done
Our salvation began in eternity past
God certainly has to bring all His purpose to pass
A triune, eternal bond no one could ever sever
When it comes to the church, peep how they work together
The Father foreknew first, the Son came to earth
To die- the Holy Spirit gives the new birth
The Father elects them, the Son pays their debt and protects them
The Spirit is the One who resurrects them
The Father chooses them, the Son gets bruised for them
The Spirit renews them and produces fruit in them
Everybody’s not elect, the Father decides
And it’s only the elect in whom the Spirit resides
The Father and the Spirit- completely unified
Portion of Verse 3
If saving everybody was why Christ came in history
With so many in hell, we’d have to say He failed miserably
So many think He only came to make it possible
But worst of all, you’re saying the cross by itself doesn’t save
That we must do something to give the cross its power
That means, at the end of the day, the glory’s ours
That man-centered thinking is not recommended
The cross will save all for whom it was intended
Because for the elect, God’s wrath was satisfied
I would also recommend to you the music of Jamaal and Krystal Peek, who are members at 3RG. Let’s pray that God will use this music for the building up of the church and for the spread of the Gospel!
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