Rapper Shai Linne, who criticized the “prosperity gospel” and identified popular televangelists as face teachers.
Linne names preachers like ike Joel Osteen, T.D. Jakes, Paula White and Benny Hinn in his new song “Fal$e Teacher$,”. He also explains why he chose to name names despite knowing it was “dangerous.”
“There’s always a danger in naming names,” agreed Linne, talking with Russell Moore, Dean of the School of Theology and Senior Vice President for Academic Administration at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Moore hosted Linne for his weekly podcast “The Cross & the Jukebox” on Friday, where they talked about the song on the rapper’s upcoming album titled, Lyrical Theology Part I.
“Had I only mentioned the teaching and not particular teachers, there would still be the possibility of agreeing with the song but assuming that this does not apply to these particular people,” Linne said, and added that he made efforts to be accurate and not to falsely label people.
Jesus said in Matthew 7:15, “Beware of the false prophets…,” Linne continued. We need to be aware of actual people, and “there’s Biblical precedence for naming names,” he said, adding he had watched the “prosperity gospel” teachers over and over again, and heard their teachings back to back.
Source: Christian Post
I think Mr. Shai Linne did a good thing.
Bringing awareness to people about the wolves in sheep’s clothing is a great thing. Think about it. There are millions of people who sit down and listen to these false preachers, who distort the Word of God. And yes, they may speak the truth on “some” occasions, but I most guarantee having listened and read from these false teachers, that on the other occasions, their twisting the Lord’s Word to suit their own selfish need.
2 Timothy 4:3-4
For the time is coming when people will not endure sound teaching, but having itching ears they will accumulate for themselves teachers to suit their own passions, and will turn away from listening to the truth and wander off into myths.
It is the truth that we are living in the last days. And these false teachers, wolves in sheep’s clothing, liars are coming out of the wood work.
1 Timothy 4:1
Now the Spirit expressly says that in later times some will depart from the faith by devoting themselves to deceitful spirits and teachings of demons,
There are quite a few out there who will defend these teachers, and say we are judging. But your simply wrong. For the Word of God says:
1 John 4:1
Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, for many false prophets have gone out into the world.
We must stand firm. Test. Put on the armor of God, and compare what these preachers preach to the Word of Jesus.
And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God,
Written by: Gloria