Do Alleged Celebrity Conversions Line Up With Scriptures?
Recently, Kanye West has put out an album titled Jesus is King. Now, the truth of the matter is that Jesus is king! He has been ruling and reigning until the day all of His enemies are put under his feet (1 Corinthians 15). However, over the past few decades, there have been both genuine and false conversions to Christianity by celebrities. One can recognize this by examining whether or not their lifestyle changes.
The Sons of Liberty radio show host Bradlee Dean examines a few of the celebrity conversions over the past few years and compares them with Scripture.
Are they genuine or fake?
Is it not loving to point out if people are deceived concerning whether or not they have actually been reconciled to God or whether they are still on the wide road towards destruction?
Take a look.
“The vast majority of people who are members of churches in America today are not Christians. I say that without the slightest fear of contradiction. I base it on empirical evidence of 24 years of examining thousands of people.” -Dr. D James Kennedy
In an article previously written by Dean, he pointed out:
This novice (Unaquainted or unskilled in the Word), Kayne West, stated that he was the greatest artist that God ever created.
Didn’t know that it was about Kayne West anymore (Luke 9:23)? Kayne was praising himself (Proverbs 27:2).
Furthermore, does someone want to give this guy a reality check on what talent truly is? Then again, the bar has been lowered so far that we can understand why he is deceived into believing that he is what he wants to believe that he is.
“Not a novice, lest being lifted up with pride he fall into the condemnation of the devil. Moreover he must have a good report of them which are without; lest he fall into reproach and the snare of the devil.” -1 Timothy 3:6-7
You are to prove those who call themselves Christians.
“And we beseech you, brethren, to know them which labour among you…” -1 Thessalonians 5:12
Case in point: Established churches up until 1900s used to prove their members for 1-3 years before accepting them for their professions (Acts 11:26).
Now, Kayne wants to evangelize America’s youth with his music. That’s a good initiative, but he needs to first make sure that he is first a partaker of the fruit that the Lord gives in understanding in all things (2 Timothy 2:7). Time will show whether he is genuine or not.
The reason that I bring this point up is to show you what others that have claimed conversion such Bono from U2, Brian “Head” Welch from Korn, Alice Cooper, Bob Dylan, etc. do. They go back to the vomit that they claimed that they were converted from (Proverbs 26:11).
How does that work?
For example, Brian “Head” Welch from Korn claims his conversion, but rejoins the band and lifestyle that he claimed to be converted from.
Let me tell you that works by feeding upon the hirelings of the day (John 10:12) and refusing to do your own due diligence in searching the Scriptures for yourselves (John 7:17; Philippians 2:12; 2 Timothy 2:15).
According to Brian’s world (Hosea 4:6), you are to yield yourself back to the spirit of the world of antichrist in order to influence young people for the Lord (1 John 2:15-18). I cannot find that in the Word.
Bradlee confronting Brian in California video: https://www.facebook.com/bradlee.dean.7/videos/713773011989471/
The same thing goes for Alice Cooper. He said that he “got saved because he was afraid that he would go to Hell.” I cannot find that in Scripture, but I can find where we are to fear the Lord in being converted from our sins (Psalm 19:7; Luke 12:4; Galatians 3:24) and putting our trust in Jesus Christ (Ephesians 2:8) through godly repentance (2 Corinthians 7:10).
His stage antics during his live tours include being beheaded by the hands of a sexy nurse and a guillotine, using baby dolls and then impaling them with a shiny sword, all with spiders draped over his eyelids and a straight jacket with blood running down.
What happened to “Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new”? (2 Corinthians 5:17)
The good thing is that Alice said that he could never turn his back on his fans. If that were true, then why isn’t he preaching repentance (Mark 1:15; Acts 2:38; 20:21)? A faithful witness delivereth souls (Proverbs 14:25).