Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Black Gospel Music Industry and Spiritual Fornication

Kirk Franklin on the BET Monique Show

Black Gospel music has been an avenue by which draw people into the institutionalized church.  Let's be honest: Many people will come to a church to hear the choir sing long before they'll come to hear the preacher preach.  New competition shows like, "How Sweet the Sound" are  elevating the spiritually nebulous choir to greater prominence as representatives of the black church.  In the meantime, sex and money scandals are diminishing the role of the preacher.

Rampant homosexuality has entrenched in the Black Gospel music industry before here and here .   However, you should be aware that industry workers are using the “new cart method” of traveling gospel music/comedy tours, gospel music artists appearing on late night talk-shows, and gospel music artists partnering with ungodly secular artists allegedly to “reach the youth.”

What is new cart method?

If you read 1 Chronicles 13, it tells how King David used a new cart to bring the ark of the covenant into Jerusalem  He followed the pattern of the Philistines who also used a new cart to transport the ark of the covenant. The Philistines didn't know any better because they were unaware of the methods and restrictions of transporting the ark.  As King, David should have known better because Israel were covenant people. The scripture records that as the ark was being moved it almost fell to the ground and a man named Uzzah instinctively reached to steady it. When his hand touched it, he was killed instantly . Judgment was swift because King David didn't seek the proper order of the Lord.  Uzzah was the son of Abinadab.  The ark of the covenant had been stored at his father's house for years. Uzzah spent nearly all of his life in the presence ofthe ark.  However, he was ignorant and did not understand that God required his commands to be followed to the letter.  Unfortunately, his zeal without knowledge cost him his life.

Black Gospel Music Industry and Spiritual Fornication

As reported by gcmwatch.com,  Mary Mary toured with R&B artist Maxwell and have made guest appearances on BET’s 106 and Park Kirk Franklin and Steve Harvey (yes the one with the profane mouth) were together on a “gospel comedy tour."  A slew of gospel music artists are now making foot-kissing missions to the foul-mouthed comedian Monique. Who are they? Kirk Franklin , Yolanda Adams, Marvin Sapp , Tye Tribbett , Deitrick Haddon, Vickie Winans, Bebe and Cece Winans, Shirely Caesar, David and Tamela Mann to name a few. On August 4th of this year, Kirk Franklin was interviewed on Sirius Radio promoting, "The King's Men Tour" with Marvin Sapp, Israel Houghton, and Donnie McClurkin.  Franklin stated that he wanted to show that gospel music fits into the fiber of the world.  Didn't Jesus say were in the world but not of the world?  Franklin really pushes the envelop when it comes to mixing the world into the church (here).    

In the process of attempting to be relevant to the world, to make church hip and cool, the gospel music industry has put the glory of God on new carts to win the world’s acceptance.  Instead of relying on the Holy Spirit to convict lost sinners in the world to repent and be saved, acceptance and false love seems to be the goal.  Gospel music is a means to the end of achieving that acceptance.

Defending Mary Mary’s worldly partnerships, a person commenting on Facebook said, “the church needs more relevant music that would draw young people."  That’s a major error circulating amongst black gospel devotees.  It elevates music/entertainment over Jesus Christ and scripture as the guide for so-called evangelism.  Didn't Jesus say,  “If I be lifted up from the earth I will draw all men unto me?”  Church folks have lifted up their gospel idols more than Jesus Christ and the results reflect that.   It has produced spiritually shallow, carnal minded Christians. The new cart method creates opposition to the Five-Fold ministry which is the proper order of the Church to equip and edify the saints. Ultimately, God’s gifts are to bring the body of Christ to maturity so that we’re not tossed to and fro by every wind of doctrine.  Music does have a place in the church, but it was not intended to usurp the authority of Jesus Christ and his governmental gifts.

In Witness Lee's book, "God's New Testament Economy" he speaks about "Spiritual Fornication" stating the following:

"Fornication is to use the body other than God, while sanctification is to use the body absolutely for God. No one can commit fornication if they were using their body absolutely for God. Same instance Spiritual Fornication is not using yourself for God, your lips, tongue, and your entire mouth should be used for God (source)."

 These gospel music artist are using their entire mouth to bring glory and acceptances from the world for themselves, instead of using their mouth to sing and bring God to glory. This is a clear cut case of these artist committing Spiritual Fornication. 

The proper order of music ministry

After the mess the gospel music industry has caused with its illegitimate “ministry,” concerned music ministers should seek to right the cart using God’s proper order within the Church.

1. Singers should sing unto the Lord, and should praise Him in the beauty of holiness (2 Chromicles 20:21). They should be separated from the world unto God.  Both singers and musicians should have an inward disposition of reverence and purity, and resist all that offends the holy nature of God (1 Chronicles 16:29).
2. Songs sung in the House of God should be unto the Lord, and not for entertainment purposes to entertain the flesh and people(1 Chronicles 25:7). Songs that are sung should glorify God.
3. True minstrels/musicians help set spiritual atmosphere for the supernatural which does not include thrill seeking songs that appeal to the flesh (2 Kings 3:15).
4. Singing and the use of musical instruments should be used for spiritual warfare (2 Chronicles 20:20-24; 1 Samuel 16:23).
5. The church should only accept songs and music which are —like scripture— inspired by the Holy Spirit ( Ephesians 5:19 ; 1 Chronicles 25:1-6).
6. A difference between holy and unholy should always be the standard in music. Gospel music artist who claim to love God, should not partner with those who promote ungodliness, sexual immorality and use gratuitous profanity. (1 John 2:15-16 ; 2 Chronicles 19:2).
7. The cult of celebrity should be destroyed as quickly as possible at its roots. True singers and musicians of God reflect Jesus and serve people, instead of demanding service and accolades. (Mark 10:45).
8. Use singing and music to lead people into true sacrifice unto the Lord ( Hebrews 13:15).
Pastors, leaders, church singers, and church musicians must repent from the new cart method and committing the sin of spiritual fornication, sanctify and follow the order of the Lord .

To avoid God’s judgment, HIS church must return to holy living. It's a disgrace to our Lord to lead people into entertainment based on false worship of people and gifts.  Jesus wants back into your church.  Now.


  1. Praise the LORD! I could not agree with you more. Mixing gospel music with world music is just wrong. Everything you said was right. The LORD inspired you to write this and thank you so much for doing so!

  2. Yes I`m with you on that i have kids and i dont want them to think all that bull is real i have a hard time keeping them and myself on the right path i dont need any outside help messing that up they are supposed to help our children not deter the and thank you for writing

  3. It doesn't surprise me this is happening because this is end times. Many of those artist are new age artist and new age is apart of the Illuminati. Those people serve the devil but use the new age title to be seen as less of threatening to people who are listening to them for some kind of hope. In the end their going to hell anyway. Best thing to do is to pray for them and for importantly the people they affect.