First, here’s the quote from a New York Times article:
“NEWARK — Lil Wayne had three things to explain. No. 1, a religious confession: “I believe in God and his son, Jesus. Do you?” He interpreted the roar as an affirmative response. No. 2, a professional confession: He said he was nothing without the fans, adding, “Make some noise for what you created!” Noise was made. No. 3: Same as No. 2. More noise.”
I won’t even begin to hate on him. I’m not even bold enough to say that the name Weezy F. Baby isn’t written in the Lamb’s Book of Life. Here’s my beef: Our generation, including its most prominent spokespersons, must somehow arrive at an accurate definition of “Christian.” Am I a Christian because I believe the fact that Jesus is the Son of God? Scripture clearly states that belief in facts is not true belief. Real faith, real belief, is replacing my life… my agenda… my values… with Christ’s life… Christ’s agenda… and Christ’s values.
I’ve had the opportunity to listen to Weezy’s most recent CD. As a hip-hop fan, I’m blown away by how incredibly gifted he is. The 1 million copies sold in a week shows that he is the voice of a generation. But the project showed no signs of authentic belief. If his belief is not authentic, our generation must be able to recognize this. If his belief is authentic… well, a question is left unanswered…
IS JESUS POWERFUL ENOUGH TO CHANGE MY LIFE? MY AGENDA? MY VALUES?
Why you judging Bobby? Because Scripture also says that I have a responsibility to. Because if we’re really playing on the same team, we have too many teammates shooting in the wrong basket. Because Christians are horribly misrepresented in the culture, so our generation doesn’t know what one is.