Lisa McClendon is a neo-soul vocalist and songwriter. She is also a Christian, a fact she never hides. However, after reading a letter she posted on MySpace recently, I don’t know if I can get behind her brand of Christianity.
In her letter, she talks about a recent trip to the UK. She said that everyone says “damn,” even people in church.
We have made some traditions doctrines that God never set in place. A lot of things we call, “not of God,” is not necessarily, “not of God” as much as it is “not of our culture.” (ah ha!!) You don’t think so???
Ok then, tell me, how can you go into Africa and tell that man with more than one wife, he’s in sin or that it is not of God, when it is his culture to have more than one wife. nI KNOW SOME OF Y’ALL ARE MESSED UP RIGHT NOW!!
We confuse culture with God.
I agree with her to an extent. Sometimes people do confuse culture with God. However, I disagree with her assessment on “damn’s” usage along with her asking, “God what up with that?”
I believe that you can go to God with a lot of things, but you shouldn’t question His word. God’s word is always true, no matter the culture in which it exists. So, even is a pastor feels like he can stand in his pulpit and stream profanities, that doesn’t make it acceptable.
Psalms 24 says that “he who has clean hands and a pure heart…” is the one “who does not lift up his soul to an idol or swear by what is false.”
–Maurice Williams, the Underground staff writer