On Adultery and Hypocrisy in Christian Artists and Leaders

On Adultery and Hypocrisy in Christian Artists and Leaders

As long as the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ has been in existence, there have been false converts, weak brethren, false apostles, as well as honest believers that make mistakes. We all have been sinners at one time, and we still fight against sin.

There are plenty of pastors with children by different women in “their” congregation, and plenty of Christian artists that don’t live what they sing.

Even King David himself slept with his neighbor’s wife, and then killed her husband. However, God had mercy on Him, because David confessed and forsook his sin. Even then, David reaped exactly what he sowed. His own daughter was raped by his own son, then one of his sons killed the other… Then the son that killed the other son tried to kill him and takeover the kingdom! And his baby died. David had a brutal family life because of what he allowed into his family (2nd Samuel).

God is merciful and he will forgive you personally… (David was still considered  righteous, and a man after God’s own heart, because of his repentant heart and faith in God’s mercy) but you will still reap what you sow! That’s an Immutable Spiritual Law.

7: Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.
8: For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting.

Galatians 6

Spirtual Law #2 – Confession and Exposure

Another scriptural promise that we should all be aware of is this: Whatever is done in secret will be seen in the light…

Beware ye of the leaven of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy.
2: For there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed; neither hid, that shall not be known.
3: Therefore whatsoever ye have spoken in darkness shall be heard in the light; and that which ye have spoken in the ear in closets shall be proclaimed upon the housetops.

Luke 12:1

You CANNOT HIDE ANYTHING! It’s a spiritual principle! All sin is the result of believing a lie. One of the biggest and simplest lies satan tells you is that you are powerful enough to keep sin a secret. Its IMPOSSIBLE. The longer you delay confession the worse it gets for you.

This is why you must confess your sins. The bible says whoso hides their sins will not prosper or be successful at it or anything else… But whoso confess and forsakes shall have MERCY.

13: He that covereth his sins shall not prosper: but whoso confesseth and forsaketh them shall have mercy.

Proverbs 28

This is why I personally try to catch my sins in the thought stage, before they turn into words and actions. I know that God isn’t just on the outside of me, He’s inside of me looking at the video screen playing in my mind! If I notice myself lusting, or even cursing or saying non-blessings in my head, I’ll confess it to God while its still in my head. Otherwise, I know that I will reap what I sow, and I will not be able to hide it. It will be shouted from the rooftops and airwaves. Another benefit of doing this is that it builds intimacy, closeness and openness with God.

Ministry and Music

Do we throw away the Psalms because David sinned? No. Even the chapters before Psalms 51 are still scripture.

Do we throw away Proverbs because Solomon didn’t obey them? No.

Its the same thing with Christian music… If its Word-based, then its anointed by God. The Word of God is anointed. It’s our job to obey it and live it.

I always judge music by the lyrics. If I hear about a Christian artist that has sinned, I simply pray that they are restored, and have peace and righteousness in their life. Yes, I do get disappointed… but that doesn’t mean their music was ungodly.

BREAKING NEWS: UPDATED WITH NEW REVELATION and a Behind The Scenes Look at How even some SCRIPTURAL MUSIC is Rooted in Idolatry.

Non Christians LOVE to see bold saints fall into sin, and they love to call them hypocrites, because they think it gives them an excuse not to love or believe in God at all.

BUT when judgment day comes, everyone will stand before God and be judged by God, and their own conscience will give witness that they are wicked without Christ’s mercy. There will be no excuses except the grace and mercy of Christ.

Instead of scoffing and laughing at Christians, professional sinners should tremble. Judgement only begins in the house of God (1 Peter), it doesn’t end there! When non-Christians see believers being exposed, they should not be haughty… They should actually fear God, and be careful to repent, because that means judgment is coming even harder and quicker for them! God always purifies HIS people first before the ungodly get theirs.

17: For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God: and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the gospel of God?
18: And if the righteous scarcely be saved, where shall the ungodly and the sinner appear?

1 Peter 4

Hypocrite – definition

1. one who answers, an interpreter

2. an actor, stage player

3. a dissembler, pretender, hypocrite

A hypocrite is simply a person who is not true. They are actors in real life. Remember that Jesus said in Luke 12:1, the doctrine of the Pharisees was hypocrisy. They were actors and professional pretenders. They were pretending in real life!

Jesus promised that if you are a pretender… the truth will definitely come out. It’s a spiritual law.

Beware ye of the leaven of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy.
2: For there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed; neither hid, that shall not be known.
3: Therefore whatsoever ye have spoken in darkness shall be heard in the light; and that which ye have spoken in the ear in closets shall be proclaimed upon the housetops.

Luke 12:1

So here is the option: you will either confess the sins, or it will be shouted from the housetops. Either way, there is nothing hidden. Exposure is inevitable! There is no need to gossip or spread rumors, because eventually, it will be heard in the light!

Judgmental?

Some people like to say that if you preach the Truth, you are being judgmental… and somehow that causes you to be a hypocrite. Please read this scripture aloud.

9: Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind,
10: Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.
11: And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God.

1 Cor 7

Well, is reading that scripture aloud judgmental? The issue is not the whether we can speak the Truth or not; the issue is: are we living the Truth, or being actors in real life?

Now on to solutions…

How not to Be an Actor in the Kingdom

Avoid Pride in Real Practical Ways

Sin gets in under pride… We put artists and popular ministers on a pedestal, when they should be equal (not just theologically, but practically). They don’t have good accountability and fellowship. They are put on a pedestal and cannot have shoulder to shoulder fellowship with saints, because they are on a higher plane… and always by themselves on a plane. Keep a true Kingdom lifestyle of humility, fellowship, and brotherhood. Make yourself equal to the “lowest” brother in you know in a practical way.

Don’t Be Contentious

One evidence of pride is contention (Proverbs 13:10). A minister or artist is beefing with someone, or in strife, and that’s how satan gets in. Satan also gets into marriages by pride, then contention. If you feel like you are in a contentious fight with someone, humble yourself and let them win. Speak the truth and your belief and move on.

Travel with Your Wife

We need to do the simple things like travel with our wives. Peter and the other apostles who were married (1 Corinthians 9:5) did this. If you don’t have a wife, bring your teammate. The new Testament is full of lists of Paul’s teammates; most of them were NOT his peons, slaves, or armor-bearers… most were his co-laborers, co-apostles, and brothers. Jesus didn’t even start His ministry until he had a team. Ministry is TEAMwork!

Fast Weekly

People don’t really obey Christ Jesus’s command to fast that much. If you are heavy in ministry you need to be heavy in fasting. Even if you’re not doing a lot of preaching you should be fasting regularly as a part of the kingdom lifestyle as a regular believer. (Matthew 6, Matthew 9:15). Fasting is brutal for your flesh, it helps keep you disciplined, and it just simply multiplies the grace on your life.

Get Off the Stage
Go house-to-house, not just stage to stage. Teach your sphere of influence to live the lifestyle of the Kingdom of God. Teach whatever scriptures you learn on a weekly basis. Do bible studies. Throw house parties. Host prayer meetings. People need brotherhood, house-to-house fellowship, and lifestyle discipleship, not just stage-to-stage-to-stage-to-stage ministry. Those days are officially over. Stage-to-stage ministry alone leaves people empty and immature as professional spectators. And by itself, it keeps you an actor on a stage.

Keep it 50/50
Match your ministry-to-others time with your ministry-to-the-Lord time. If you are hosting a 3 hour event, first minister to the Lord in your closet for 3 hours. You can call it “50/50.” This will keep you balanced.

This world is corrupt, our sin nature is real, and the devil is on the attack. But our Faith is the Victory that overcomes the World! In the Blood of Jesus Victory is guaranteed.

More Solutions

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8 Responses

  1. Good blog! I’ve never been on a person’s blog before, but I like it. Keep up the good fight!

    PS: Despite David’s dastardly daily lifestyle, God still testified that David was a man after God’s own heart! I’m just saying, not arguing 🙂

  2. My Lord, this blessed me so much, I thank God i had the opportunity to read this, I really that I take all of these words and principles to heart, as a Christian artist and as a regular everydat believer.

  3. As always I am impressed with the diligence by which your labor in the Lord manifests itself openly. I feel you on that 50/50 rule, and I am sure this excellent piece is a result of just that. I see the heart of God in what you wrote. Not judgemental, but concerned for the well-being of His children. We all are capable of falling and PRIDE and CONTENTION are definitely doorways to the drop. Continue to allow Him to use you, and know that I send many blessing your way.

  4. All I can say is “POWERFUL!”, keep up the good work man of GOD, ur right on target! Be BLESSED.

  5. This was very rich Darling! Some great reminders and practical application tips (one of my favorite things about your writing). You are a great example for me to follow.

    Love, Your wife:-)

  6. The contemporary christian pop of the 1990s really turned my focus toward God. The following decade gave me more insight on the personal lives of the christian artists. It became apparent to me that hypocrisy runs deep within them. They are idols. All fighting for a number #1 spot, living like gods. I have read all the stories about people like Amy Grant doing drugs, Michael W Smith being New Age “satanist” that wants to be Jesus. No man on this planet is above the power and temptation of idolatry. You wear the shoes, you act the part. The only avoidance is to stay off the big stage. But they are incapable of that because they’ve already tasted the forbidden fruit. No. God will not forsake us. That is, the ones who suffer. For the rest, better give up your “status” in this world. Else, you may go down with it.

  7. I’ve seen the fall of many believers in my church because of CCM. I don’t understand why in America still think that CCM is relevant. What I see in my church (about 200 churches), it is like Satan is fishing in the church and the bait is ‘Jesus’ while the strings is music. We may heard a few came to Jesus through all kind of CCM music, but there are thousands if not millions are believing different Jesus. Christianity Today, is a magazine with all kind of so called Christians philosophy, backed up by phrases from Christians artists, making their own Jesus, not the Jesus in the Bible. We have to remember that Satan twisted the first commandment given to Adam and Eve. We’ve seen so many texts in the Bible been taken out of context, twisted until it sounds as it is from a different source, and most of the time confusing the readers. Why does the world set the music standard for Christians? CCM changed everything into the world standard such as the music, dance, fashion, lifestyle, paradigm, phrases (judge not, i do what i wanna do…etc)…it even change the pulpit into broadway. I’ve seen enough in Asia and three years in the US, for almost 30 years in the ministry, I have observed how from one generation to the next generation, it does the same thing, and even get worst. Youth, after been introduced with CCM during youth conference or seminar always change their view on Christianity, then 90% ended in secular entertainment. I have thought church youth on playing some music instruments, but then end up playing for professional singer, night clubs…etc. If we could get rid the idea of such as Christian artist, stop everything, make them out of business…I think, only then people will start to understand that learning the word of God is the only way to be right with Him. To understand His wrath upon sinners, but being thankful for Jesus, we should be able to really appreciate what it means by being saved by grace, then willing to walk in His commandments, true joy will spring out from within, then pure praise and thanksgiving will be fully understood, and that must be the most precious expressions God cannot resist but except and pleased. This doesn’t mean that music is bad, but it really bad when it is just music, noise, hypes, ecstasy and wild as it is the wilderness, Exodus 32. Syncretism, apostasy and heresy are the best ingredient for turning a church into just an organization. Mat 7:13-14, 21-22. Sorry for my English, shalom.

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