“….If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle.”Sun Tzu, The Art of War
Ever since Kanye became Christian, he has been hailed as a mouthpiece for Christian values and beliefs. He was immediately (almost indiscriminately) embraced and accepted by conservatives and many Christians for his alleged conversion. His initial coming out back in 2019 was fairly normal. He produced some songs with Christian-type content and was basically quiet. However, in more recent times, he has gone off on a tangent about the so-called evil Jews. Falling extremely short of the glory of Christ, to the point of almost blasphemy, he has taken on the role of Uncle Tom (in the negative sense) to rail endlessly about the Jewish “evil plot” to subjugate, destroy and dehumanise mankind.
I’ve been a Christian now 20+ years and never in all my time at bible study, church or personal time spent reading God’s word, have I ever read Jesus say that we ought to hate any one race, a people or group. Not once did I read of Him saying that the Roman Empire is the evil force behind Jewish oppression. He never complained about the debt-based monetary system. Instead, He said,
“….Render therefore to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and to God the things that are God’s.””
Matthew 22:21 NKJV
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“….Sell all that you have and distribute to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow Me.””Luke 18:22 NKJV
Yes! Jesus challenged the religious authorities of the day in order to reveal hypocrisy. The Sanhedrin, one could argue, was the governing body for the Jewish people at the time. It worked closely with govt to keep peace in Israel. It was trusted and obeyed by the people, and where they would air their grievances regarding Roman injustices, and inflated taxes. The people viewed the Sanhedrin as God’s representatives. Yet these leaders were not practicing what they preached. They used the naivety of the people to control them in order to remain important and relevant in positions of power. Religious hypocrites in high places was Jesus’ main concern.
Religious organizations working with Governmental authorities to subdue the people is not a Jewish problem, it is a mankind problem. It is due the sinful nature of man. The inherited desire for mankind to become gods, lives in us all, and drives many to despicable acts. One example which comes to mind is Hitler’s WW2. Nazism was evil, it committed a host of atrocities against a great many people. Yet, here is Kanye West, proclaiming how much he loves Hitler and all the good things Hitler did. Hitler hated Christians. He was a pagan occultist. Kanye’s idea of Christianity is false and totally misguided. He believes being a true Christian means hating Jews. Kanye is a false prophet, a puppet prophet for Satan, a wolf in sheep’s clothing.
Kanye would do well to know who his real enemies are. I can’t even begin to think the kind of things Hitler would have done to him during WW2. Not to mention, Nazism has long been associated with White Supremacy. Those groups would likely have Kanye lynched at a moment’s notice. It would stand to reason then that Kanye has either fallen into the hands of some dodgy PR operators, who’ve made a mess of marketing his brand, or he is really suffering a mental illness. It has been reported that West is trying to live without medication which kept his bipolar under control. “In 2018, he told the New York Times he was “learning how to not be on meds,” and later that year said he had not taken any for six months. “I can feel me again,” he tweeted.” One could argue his anti-Semitic, pro-Hitler, racist diatribe could be due his bipolar disorder.
Regardless of what motivates him to rant in the way he does, there is one thing certain. The only thing Christians are called to hate is sin. The sin which so easily besets us and is a part of our flesh. An accountability check is what all authentic Christians need. If Kanye wants to make a difference in the world, he should start with himself. If he truly believes himself to be a Christian, then he has much to learn about what it means to be Christ. Instead of raving like a lunatic about the “evil Jews”, and his closed bank accounts, I suggest he reflects on himself and the obvious sin which still lives in him.
15 “Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravenous wolves. 16 You will know them by their fruits.Matthew 7:15-20