Well lets face it, Kenyan gospel music is the biggest irony of all Christianity. The problem is we today choose what to condemn and what to accept as morally acceptable in society.
While some will condemn gay unions, yet they welcome openly polygamy, some will condemn fake miracles yet they fill up churches where the televangelists ask them for an M-PESA panda mbegu.
The reality unfortunately is harder than most people choose to accept. God will not condemn one evil and accept the other. Christianity and accepting to be a Christian is accepting the whole package that comes with it.
God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth. John 4:24
Christianity is all about one to “deny himself and take up his cross and follow me. Matthew 16:24. Following Christ is carrying the same cross that he carried. The Cross of simplicity, “love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.” Galatians 5:22-23
The mission of Christ to Christians was therefore that we take the Church to the world and be ambassadors of Christ to the world 2 Corinthians 5:20
Well it seems that Kenyan gospel musicians have stuck with the world and want to carry the world to the church with them. Recently we did an article on one Willy Paul, in his apparent attempt to glorify God through music, the boy went ahead to call God a “girl”, an ‘infant’ and a “robber” all of which amount to an insult to the Godhead.
Many musicians have come up with fancy ‘gospel’ songs like Size 8’s Mateke in which she is apparently doing some Kung Fu to the devil. Reminds me of a comment a friend of mine made. While you may think you are dancing to a gospel song that condemns the devil, you may as well be dancing with the devil.
From their dress code, the message in their songs and dancing, there is nothing Christian-or let me say ‘Christlike’. CONSIDER 1 Peter 3:3~4 A Christian should wear what is appropriate and stylish for any given occasion, with proper modesty; God will look on the heart of such a woman with approval.
1 Tim. 2:9 in like manner also, that the women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with propriety and moderation, not with braided hair or gold or pearls or costly clothing,but, which is proper for women professing godliness, with good works.
A Christian should not be interested in living a life patterned after the world, yet from the musical beats, dressing, dancing and all, there seems a very faint boundary between gospel and secular.
Am sure some will start saying-its about the heart, stop judging bla bla bla-but hey, while we go silent and give them the freedom they want, these are the very people that dent the image of Christianity.
Tomorrow someone will want to go to church dressed like size 8, dance like size 8 and that someone could be your daughter. The messages in the songs are getting distorted by the day with some coming outright as an insult to the deity. It is high time something is done.