One topic that is still causing a lot of controversy in the Gospel music scene, is the issue of whether Gospel artiste should feature in songs with secular artiste, or whether should Pastors allow secular artiste come perform in church. Although, there have been some interesting comments/views on social media about the issue, and Gospel Minister and former member of Award winning Afro Beat gospel music group Infinity, Kenny Kore shares his thought and warns Gospel artiste against getting into ”The identity crisis they might encounter by colloborating with secular artiste.
In his words ”You see, the problem with secular artist singing moral songs is that they aren’t stable, its just a matter of time before they sing immoral. And that’s how you pollute the waters. I’ve collaborated on works that have secular artists, but I won’t always do it, and I definitely won’t advice others to do it too.
You don’t need the identity crises that comes with collaborating with folks who uses the same plate you use to serve GOD to serve dogs. Jesus may have eaten and drunk with unbelievers, but He didn’t do it so that it can become our excuse to become friends with the world.
Friendship with the world is enmity with GOD. There are gray areas in all of these things, but it’s just a matter of time before you know those fremzing up, and those who’re separated unto winning souls to YAHWEH. Secular is anything that exclude GOD, why would a true Christian want to do that?”
On singing about social issues, he said ”I for example sing about different social issues from a Christian perspective, that’s how a Christian lawyer, doctor, trader etc should do their businesses, from a Christian perspective. Nobody is putting anybody on a tight rope about what you listen to; just know that you reap what you sow. Garbage in, garbage out. If you understand the investment GOD has made on you, you’ll be careful about the type of stuff you open yourself to. GOD said; today I present before you life and death, choose life that you may live”.
He went ahead to say that ”The error of King Belshazzar of Babylon before the Handwriting on the wall. People need to stop acting like the Bible isn’t explicit about the criteria of a MINISTER OF GOD. Yes, GOD can use anything and anyone, but HE often would not use a donkey if the man of GOD is living in obedience. He won’t turn stone to bread, if there’s still a widow in Zarephath.
He also commented on the issue of whether secular artistes should be allowed to perform in churches, in his words ”See what the scriptures says about who must lead, teach, minister to GOD’s people; “This is a true saying, if a man desire the office of an elder, he desireth a good work. An elder then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, vigilant, sober, of good behaviour, given to hospitality, apt to teach; Not given to wine, no striker, not greedy of filthy lucre; but patient, not a brawler, not covetous; One that ruleth well his own house, having his children in subjection with all gravity; (For if a man know not how to rule his own house, how shall he take care of the church of God?) 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. Likewise must the deacons be grave, not double tongued, not given to much wine, not greedy of filthy lucre; Holding the mystery of the faith in a pure conscience. AND LET THESE ALSO FIRST BE PROVED; then let them use the office of a deacon, being found blameless. Even so must their wives be grave, not slanderers, sober, faithful in all things. Let the deacons be the husbands of one wife, ruling their children and their own houses well. For they that have used the office of a deacon well purchase to themselves a good degree, and great boldness in the faith which is in Christ Jesus.”
It is because a lot of people don’t know what the Bible says about who should minister to them, that’s why any dick and harry can hold the microphone and showcase forms of godliness without power, and we’re supposed to be shouting Halleluyah. What is the church suppose to do, besides being vigilant, aware, awake, alive, alert, wise…?, secularising our devotions”? He conclude.