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u can NEVER be wrong for praising god.. that wasn’t really the context of the piece JD.. or whoever posted this.. the thing behind it, is that u have people who always wanna be sold out for Christ.. but some christian that sit on their high horse and claim to be holier than thou… wanna believe u cant do any other music and then praise God.. that hes not 100% satisfied.. BULL CRAP!! and tye tribb pissed me off by his little statement.. i kno its his past.. but Listen to Cry me a River my Justin.. his choir in the back! Singing they lil hearts out.. but theyve overcome.. Clap Clap! and im proud of them.. but PJ not cussin n singin bout fornication n cheating.. he singin bout love..
i kno i jus went in.. my bad
If God is love and your singing about love how could you go wrong? Is it wrong for a husband to sing R&B tracks to his wife? No. My problem is when these R&B singers are singing about sex and making it seem like they are talking about love. These are 2 different things. Not all R&B singers do that. I think God is a fan of songs like Just friends or Don’t Change by Musiq Soul Child. These are songs that glorify the key concepts he wants us to have in a relationship. Nothing wrong with that.
no…it is not wrong you should know in ya heart with were you are with GOD be in the world not of it
@khalifm.,you are right!! you pretty much said what I wanted to say and more.,It gets on my last nerve to see so many christians pass so much judgement which is a sin w/n itself.
man JD he is right, R&B came from Church and I don’t see why we can’t made R&B music. all though the message that you put behind your music has something to do with it. but music as a whole is not bad. it’s what people, who words that are not meaning make the music bad. I love God and I love the Music he gave me.
I seen the piece on CNN the other day and it kind of upset me that it is up for question at all. Y do people in the chruch feel like u can only live ur life one way and thats the way that they see fit. Stop trying to place everyone in a box that make u feel more comfortable. Part of our make up is that we feel a lot of different ways about a lot of different stuff and its not going to be just about God are just about love making. Our lives are not base on just one thing, so i feel that it is nothing wrong with being able to do both.
I feel as though people who say you cannot sing and listen to secular music and be saved and go to church on sunday are so closed-minded. When you truly love music, you connect with all types of music. Listening to R&B doesn’t mean you dont love God. Now, if the music you are listening to is making you feel a “certain” type of way and making you react in ways you don’t want to, thats different. I love all types of music and will continue to listen to the sexiest R&B to the hardest Rap and Rock. Its an indivdual choice. But one thing I do know is that I will not be listening to Shirley Ceaser or Mary Mary during a romantic night. Some people just need to chill, and realize what they are saying and stop being so judgemental. If they were really following Jesus, they would look at his example and see he talked to the prostitutes and drunkards to help them instead of avoiding everyone because they are not like you. Lastly today’s gospel music is weak and doesn’t give you much to listen to. All music has different meaning, said to say I can relate more to T.I. and John Legend and get more meaning out of their songs that most of these new gospel songs.
I think the world and the church are so tied together ,you can,t tell who is who and the bible say people will no my voice – so i might be wrong because mixing gospel with the R&B THING only brings confusion.
but me i wouldn,t main if you chose ur words that you use in ur R&B CAREFULLY .Gospel is changing but “don,t talk about ur DICKS AND BITCHES ,then go sing gospel .
who are we to judge anyways .we are not GOD – LIFE IS TO SHORT WE SHOULD GIVE PEOPLE CHANCES TO LIVE THEIR LIVES .
IF SOMEONE DOESN,T DO IT WELL THAT SO GREAT, BUT IF someone else does it ,don,t judge coz ur not GOD,LIVE IT 4 HIM 2 decide
I believe it’s possible to sing secular on Saturday and praise God on Sunday…as long as the context of your song is respectful. If you singing about love, relationships and real life issues and doing it in clean and respectable manner, then what’s the problem?! He is using the gift God gave him and he’s doing it in the way that God has touched his heart to do…can’t no man tell him what God’s calling is for his life.
I think people forget that as beautiful as gospel music is, so are R & B, Jazz, Blues and other types of music.
There are some songs that are so deep and so meaningful that it will bring tears to your eyes…..I don’t care how thugged out you are.
Listen to ‘A Song for You’ or ‘Giving Up’ by Donny Hathaway after getting dumped or just for listening sake and tell me these aren’t beautiful pieces of art.
Roberta Flack, Al Green, James Brown, Stevie Wonder, Duke Ellington,etc…..I could go on for days and not just with music from the past.
Music is a form of expression and can’t be boxed for one group….it’s for all to enjoy.
Okay here’s wht it is IT REALLY DEPENDS ON THE CONTEXT AND CONTENT OF THE SONG OR SONGS IF PJ CANT DO HIS GOSPEL AND R&B THEN SO CALLED CHRISTIANS DON’T MAKE LOVE JUST KEEP UR SELVES CELIBATE AND HOLY AND JUST PRAISE GOD AND CLAP UR HAND STOMP UR FEET!!!! COME ON NOW DO WE C WHERE THIS IS GOING
ANYWAYS MUSIC IS VERY VERY UNIVERSAL BE IT ROCK RHYTHM & BLUES HIP HOP GOSPEL ALTERNATIVE SOUL U NAME IT IT BOILS DOWN TO THE CONTENT AND CONTEXT
PJ DO WHT UR HEART DESIRES
OFF DA SUBJECT JD I DIDNT GET UR FOLLOW ON TWITTER IVE BEEN DOWN SINCE DAY 2 YEAH DAY 2 CAUZ DAY I DIDNT HAVE MY LAPTOP YET ON DAY 1 LOL I DONE ADDED LTLLIFER TO MY NAME SO WAITING PATIENTLY
This topic is a grey area because I think that there is no right or wrong answer, it all depends on your place of worship. 90% of my family are deep in the church, ministers and Pastor’s, Deacon’s, etc… some of them are members of churches that view all things that don’t pertain to religion as “worldly” and frown upon it and that includes R&B, going to the movies, etc. Then the main church, where my cousin is the Pastor goes as far as incorporating R&B music & hip-hop music & dance into their youth Praise Team.
At the end of the day only GOD will determine whether he is pleased with the way we carry ourselves inside and outside of church & that includes whether we use our voices to simply praise him or delve into other genres of music as well.
ok here is the thing….many people will take PJs message and use it how they want. Here’s my belief like it or not. The bible says in 1st john that God is love. So if your singing about love (real love as described in Corinthians 13) I’m all for it. Trust I don’t want to be spending time with my man listening to Precious Lord take my hand. However when your love song involves lyrics that involve sex before marriage or other things thats against Gods word, then I have problem. I can you sing praises especially as a praise leader or musician in church… telling me I can repent and be forgiven then Sunday singing to others about how good it is to make love or cheat on others or whatever. YOu can’t serve to masters and you can’t stratal the fence. Your either hot or cold but who likes luke warm baths. I don’t and God don’t like luke warm saints. So i get where PJ is coming from but I hate where people are going to take it b/c its something else to divide the kingdom instead of bringing us together with our differences in love. Just my opinion! By the wayi know people r going to wonder why i’m even a lifer if i’m so saved and holy. I just love the show its good entertainment I go to work everyday and don’t agree with what i have to do but i do. I don’t agree with half the stuff thats said or done on living the life but its Great entertainment! I’m a lifer, just have my own definition of what that means
I was raised in the church and saw all kinds of things go on with church people I mean not only sin but jailable stuff by church members so I don’t pay them any attention.
I see nothing thing wrong with praising the lord on any given day and if you like R&B you like it just like the preacher said when he does romance its a love song not a church song
Some feel if you’re in church you’re not supposed to be anywhere else I don’t agree
There is no man or woman on earth fit to judge another for his or her way of praising and worshiping , He ( GOD ) alone holds that seat. At the same time He is judging our hearts and He knows reguardless of the style of music what it’s true meaning is.
PJ is dope…. Period!
I believe having the talent and ability to sing R and B is a gift from GOD,just make sure you thank the lord as often as possible.I believe it depends on subject matter of the songs,If the content of your song is not disrespectful,I dont see why some will have a problem with one attending worship and performing gospel on Sunday.There are many people who do worse things before sunday than sing about love.I have nothing but respect for PJ.Morton for having the courage to follow his heart and take the backlash in stride
To me, this is what it all boils down too,
If we look at the bible, the bible has an entire where King Solomon, the same person who asked God for Wisdom, discussed and talked about Love to his wife in Songs of Solomon. Now as a Christian I strongly believe that the Bible is there to teach us how to live and to be closer to God, which means that the entire bible including Songs of Solomon is needed in order for me to be closer to God. Love is from God and therefore if we are Christians there shouldn’t be a problem discussing all aspects of Love from a pure standpoint, which is what PJ has done from jump. Any other Christian that thinks otherwise need to do their research, cuz PJ has been keeping pure and relatable from day 1. Just my 2 cents, if we want to be real, there are a lot more crazier stuff that church folk due, so before passing judgement, let us allow God to decide what is good from whats not
“Tye Tribbett”-IF HE EVER READS THIS, COME SEE ME!! JD I’M SORRY BUT I GOTTA VENT!! I’ve been thru it as a former “SLAVE” the CHRISTIAN ENTERTAINMENT FIELD!! IF THAT MUTHAFUCKA IS GOING SO HARD ON “YOU CAN’T SERVE 2 MASTERS”, THEN THE GOOD NEWS HE SELLS FOR SONY ON HIS RECORDS SHOULD BE FREE WITH NO PRICE TAG!! Jesus had an issue with people doing retail on the sabbath so what makes him think that what someone does for the love of it but also as a way of living is to condemn them!! TYE said that HE DIDN’T feel comfortable!! But his battle is not for everyone elses battle!! Honestly what the fuck is he listening to when he getting his dick sucked, prolly sum Jodeci or R. Kelly!! I’m tired of these muthafuckas saying the bible this & that!! THE BIBLE WAS WRITTEN BY MAN, MEN!! DIVINE INSPIRATION FROM THE SUPREME BEING, CREATOR WHOM NONE OF US WON’T SEE TIL DEATH!! TYE TRIBBETT IS A FAKE PUNK AZZ BITCH TO CALL SOMEONE OUT TO SAY THAT YOU CAN’T SERVE 2 MASTERS!!
IF THATS THE CASE TYE TRIBBETT, STOP SELLING THE SO CALLED GOOD NEWS & GIVE YOUR MUSIC AWAY FOR FREE!! JESUS HAD NO PRICE TAG WHEN HE SPOKE ABOUT THE KINGDOM OF GOD, ALL HE ASKED WAS FOR THOSE TO FOLLOW HIM!! MONEY IS A MASTER, CUZ YOU GOTTA MASTER HOW TO MAKE A WHOLE SHIT LOAD OF IT!! YOU CAN’T BE IN THE ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY & SUPPOSEDLY BE RIGHTEOUSLY INDIGNANT BOUT Somebody’s Hustle & Love of the ART!!! FUCK YOU TYE!!! FUCK YOU!!
There is NO WAY that God can give a man like Stevie Wonder all of that talent and the heavenly gift of creating music and beautiful lyric and be displeased because it is not church music. I don’t buy Tye’s music, but I do buy Yolanda Adams, Kierra Sheard, and Mary Mary faithfully. I love them as much as I love Aretha (a church girl), Natalie and Gladys. I do not buy cds I can’t play around my family unless it is edited. Most of the time though if it is vulgar (i.e., Li’l Wayne) I don’t buy it. R. Kelly (Mr. “My mind’s telling me know but my body ‘s telling me yes’) does not get my money for obvious reasons.
Other than that, I believe that God blesses men and women with the gift to reach people with song and if people are nasty that is what comes off in their music. Music is spiritual. Have you ever listened to a gospel song or looked at some of the covers of gospel artists that try to be like an R&B artist? I am not talking about the songs like “It’s the God in Me”. I am talking about a real attempt to sound like a “secular artist”. The music sounds like it is supposed to be a song for making love. I don’t know how to say it, but sometimes, I listen to a lot of Gospel and the thought has come across my mind ‘now they know that this was not inspired by God’. The music is all extra slow and the mood is just steamy. The whole feel of the song just comes off sexual. Anyway….I am probably not making sense at all. lol I have one cd and the guy looks like an R&B singer. He is iced out and the first thing I thought was hmm… now, this is interesting cover for a gospel singer–not reverent-lookiing at all. lol Then I played his cd and the songs and the style of his writing was more like R. Kelly. It just seemed like more of an attempt to make his music commerical rather than write because he was spiritually inspired for the purpose of spreading God’s biblical messages.
I know plenty of church singers/musicians who are thieves, liars, club-goers, heavy drinkers, adulterers, and drug users Monday-Saturday and on Sunday they go to work in the church. We all do. People are not perfect, but some people are trifling. It is just a job to them and they know how to talk the talk, but they are NOT walking the walk and a lot of people know it.
I will buy a beautiful love song by any kind of artist in a minute. I don’t care if it is gospel, country or R&B. Love was created by God. Music is a gift from God and I love all three (Love, Music, God).
GOD IS LOVE. GOD IS NOT LUST. Alot of the so-called love songs we hear today are LUST songs, not love songs. If you are singing LUST songs on Sat. night (or any night), then you need to get it right and repent before you try to approach God in a spirit of worship and prayer on Sunday morning. But then again, we all sin every week (or even every day) whether by word, thought or deed. So we all should be trying to get it right before we approach God’s throne on Sunday morning, I know I do.
And contrary to popular belief, we should all be trying to live like Jesus every day of our lives. According to the bible, everybody isn’t going to Heaven. As a matter of fact, there will be a lot more of us going to hell than there will be going to Heaven…according to the Bible. None of us are perfect. The bible says in the book of Romans that “All have sinned…” We are man. We are fallible. Yes, even Obama. Yes, even the Pope. When we all realize that, we’ll stop pointing fingers and start lending hands. Thanks JD for these blogs man. God bless.
OUR PURPOSE AS CHILDREN OF, GOD THE FATHER, GOD THE SON, AND GOD THE HOLY SPIRT IS TO TELL THE PERSON WHO DOES NOT KNOW GOD WHO HE IS. I FEEL THAT WE AS SAVED FOLKS HAVE LOST TOUCH WITH OUR PUPOSE. I WAS MARRIED AND LOVED MY WIFE. BUT I LOVED ONLY HER AND I DID HAVE TO LISTEN TO MUSIC SOULCHILD OR ANY OTHER ARTIST BECAUSE GOD GAVE ME HER AND GOD INSTALLED THE LOVE THAT WE HAVE FOR EACH OTHER, SO IF UR FAITH IS STRONG THEN THERE IS NO NEED FOR A HELP BY A MAN WHO IS NOT SINGING ABOUT THE SAVIOR WHO PRODUCED THE LOVE IN YOUR RELATIONSHIP. BECAUSE REST ASSURE THAT THERE WILL BE A LOT OF PEOPLE WHO DO NOT USE THE SECULAR SONGS THE WAY WE AS CHRISTIANS WOULD. AND AS A ARTIST THE MESSAGE U PORTRAY WILL BE SENT OUT INTO THE ATMOSPHERE AND CAN PRODUCE DEMONIC THOUGHTS AMOUNG OTHER PERSONS AND THER RELATIONSHIPS. I SING GOSPEL MUSIC AND I LOVE MUSIC, BUT THE LYRICS OF SECULAR SONGS, I BELIVE CONVICE FORNICATION, HOMOSEXUAL THOUGHTS, AND SINFUL INTENTIONS. I PRAY THAT WE AS CHRISTIANS LEARN TO CONTINUE TO STAY FOCUSED ON HE WHO SITS HIGH AND THE CREATOR OF THE UNVIVERSE, AND REMEBER THAT WHEN WE GET TO HEAVEN THE WILL BE ONLY ONE SONG SANG…………………TO GOD BE THE GLORY………………………………..
ON THE LINE WHERE I STATED I DID HAVE TO LISTEN, ITS SUPPOSE TO BE I DID NOT HAVE TO LISTEN……MY BAB TYPO
The BIBLE says you can’t serve two masters. Not Tye Tribbett! The Bible also says it’s one who compares themselves with men is unwise. So whether or not Tye Tribbett sins is not the point. God called for sanctification, holiness, righteousness, etc. Plain and simple. God never accepted anything other than what he required in the Bible and he hasn’t changed.
I am a recording artist, I have an r&b album and a gospel album, I am a writer also, and I write about real life situations, GET ME- real life situations, I am saved and grew up in church all my life, but I’ve also been in an abusive relationship, had issues of low self esteem growing up, was homeless, I’m now married, I have a child, and these are the things I write and speak about , To get to the point, if I were to write an autobiography or a memoir about my life, noone would ever question if I was saved or not, or if I told my testimony in church, everybody would be hooping and hollering, but because I sing a song about how I felt in those moments, suddenly I’m not using my gift for God – this is bullcrap, some people need to know that they aren’t alone in situations and I try to be honest, which us church folk forget how to be, none of my songs are about love making, they r about real situations, good and bad that people go through, in fact there are many r &b songs that have made me fall on my knees and cry out to the Lord, other artists besides gospel artist are saving lives each day by their music, just by letting people know they are not alone, its hard to confine creativity to one category, God is the only judge, and I’m no less holy because I sing R&B, just stop it please…let’s face reality, there’s other music besides gospel that’s good
I was reading some of the comments and I watched a response that bro. Pj morton gave. I am proclaiming to be anything but one must ask the question, when god spoke, jesus committed his actions for the words display so that it may be recorded are we sure we got the whole picture. Or did we just look at the picture and took it at face value. John 9 jesus and his disciples were sitting and the publicans and sinners sat with them. Right there you have to realize we as born again christians spend to much time trying to fit in with the world instead of the world being drawn to you. Then the pharisees asked not jesus but the disciples “why eateth your master with publicans and sinners. See everybody can’t go into the highway and hedges and tamper with sin. Remember many are called but few chosen. Then listening to the music you can say what u want most babies are made off of music whether r-kelly, avant, tank whoever “BUT” if you aint married shouldn’t no babies be being mand no way. So when you listen to this music there is some power cause there is a result so you have be careful cause lucifer, son of the morning star was the chief head of all things music. So what better way to come in, in the last days than through his greatest weapon. He never lost it , the word never said he lost it he just can’t return to heaven. So its ok to listen to rappers who call themselves j-hova, with songs like lucifer,talking bout death but its ok cause I love music. Satan loves that you love music. Check this out satan so smooth he had a genre of music come out I believe geared directly to almost every church musician. “NEO-SOUL” and you know what these peoples belifs are that make this music. The 5%,Islam,black muslims,buddist,(notice I never said christians. So we do our music to honor god and bring honor to our god. They say “I first like to thank “GOD”, u think they talking bout jesus. NO. So remember we wrestle “NOT” against flesh and blood…….
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