I recently saw an article you published on Snoop Dogg’s “Christian” or “Gospel” album. I had questions going through my mind about this sudden claim from him, in regards to his “new christian faith”. I guess what I am trying to find out is;
Is Snoop Dogg’s new Christian faith for real?
I can understand why you would send in this question and why you may be sceptic about Snoop’s latest claim to the Christian faith. We know that this is not the first time that Snoop Dogg has embraced religion in his music. In 2012, after a trip to Jamaica, he announced his conversion to Rastafarianism, adopted the moniker ‘Snoop Lion’, and released a reggae album called Reincarnation. It seems that Snoop Lion is no more, so indeed how seriously should we take Snoop’s latest offering?
Well, I think it is difficult to sometimes judge ones salvation especially early on in their journey. I cannot say that Snoop Dogg is not trying and neither can I say that he is trying. All i know is that, Many people who want to do right sometimes may have hiccups along the way including established Christians. However, what I can say is that it is our job to lift each other up.
1 Timothy 1:15 reads:
“The saying is trustworthy and deserving of full acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am the foremost.”
Nobody is too far from God’s reach. Jesus came specifically for sinners, which means everyone. Rather than sit and assess whether we think an artist is really a Christian, we should pray that God works on them and brings individuals around them who can disciple and pray for them.
Let us trust that God is in control. At the end of the day God can not be mocked. Therefore if Snoop Dogg is playing games its only a matter of time before the games are exposed. Other than that we pray that true salvation shall come to him and his household. The bible also tells us that if a brother among you is at fault, let you who are in right-standing, uplift him.
I encourage each and everyone of us to watch and pray. But also for those who have access to Snoop Dogg to help him stay the path and correct him where he may need directing and correcting.
For now, our prayer is as so: God, Snoop Dogg is clearly in search for something much more than all the other things he has tried in the past. God we pray that You would become very real to him and that his relationship with you will deepen. In Jesus Name, Amen.
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