A Christian Response to @ChancetheRapper’s Spiritual Retreat

Chance the Rapper caught the attention of the Christian community when he released his Grammy-winning third mixtape featuring songs like How Great and Blessings which are clearly Christian songs, followed by a very Christian performance at the Grammys, doing a remake Chris Tomlin’s “How Great Is Our God”, featuring well-known gospel artists Kirk Franklin and Tamela Mann.

This was followed by questions like “Is Chance the Rapper a christian”? But this was very doubtful seeing the other songs on the same project among other things.

In a recent post on Instagram, Chance the rapper announced that he is taking a sabbatical so he can spend time reading his bible and knowing more of God’s word. He stated how everyone quotes the bible but very few have actually taken the time to seek what it says.

Chance has also posted after this his progress;
@chancetherapperOtw to the second half of sabbatical. I read Romans, James and Galatians and I’m currently on day 4 of ZERO CIGARETTES. I feel really good right now, thank u Father. #leaveitatthealter

He also did an Instagram Live stream where he read the whole book of Galatians.

What should be a Christian reaction to such a move?

1.It shouldn’t be met with skepticism and disbelief

The Prayer of every Christian is that all men be saved, it is for everyone to come to the saving grace of Jesus, so when we see someone make a move towards that line, we should celebrate it, we shoudl encourage it.

Not every public profession of faith is a media stunt, but even if it is, we should be happy about the tiniest possibility. 

In my article where I spoke about Drake’s God’s plan (Read Here), not every good work is done with a bad intention or motive.

2. Pray

I have heard many Christians talk about the various implication of Chance the Rapper or any popular artist coming to faith and reflecting such in their music. We are talking about the gospel reaching more people, more people who are more unlikely to hear it, and if that doesn’t excite you, I don’t know what else would. 

So, Pray! 

Pray he finds and encounters the heart transforming love of God’s grace and the knowledge that’ll empower him to bear fruit consistent to that new nature.

Not every public profession of faith is a media stunt, but even if it is, we should be happy about the tiniest possibility.  Click To Tweet

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Tolulope Oludapo is a young Christian who lends his voice through the media by sharing practical wisdom for everyday living in the most experiential and simplified fashion. This has fetched him the direct followership of over 30,000 users on his blog, A blog he founded. He loves to write on varying subjects that affect life, faith, relationship...everyday living.
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