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Creflo Dollar Rebukes Critics Of Snoop Dogg’s Gospel Album

 – Pastor of Megachurch Creflo Dollar rebukes Christians criticizing Snoop Dogg’s albumPastor of Megachurch,  World Changers Church International based in Georgia, Creflo Dollar recently spoke to his congregation about rapper Snoop Dogg‘s venture into Gospel music.

Preaching on The Spirit of Grace on Sunday, Dollar pointed out that the church should not be about focusing on one’s sins but on God’s grace. He further pointed to the church’s reaction to Snoop Dogg as a perfect example of how judgmental Christians can be of people who fail to meet a perceived standard of righteousness.

Snoop Dogg recently released “Bible of Love” through his All the Time Entertainment, in association withRCA Inspiration.

The “Drop It Like It’s Hot” rapper said he was inspired by his grandmother and pulls in some heavyweight gospel talent like the Clark Sisters and Rance Allen.

Pastor Creflo Dollar said to his congregation:

“I’m gonna say something publicly. I don’t know if I’m really correct in saying this but I want to say something publicly. Recently, a man in California, he’s a rapper, in fact, he’s known as a legend, they call him, I think his nickname is Snoop Dogg. He just released a gospel album to minister to people ‘cause his grand mamma ministered to him and he had it on the inside of him. Isn’t it sad that he received rejection and flak and ‘how y’all gon’ support somebody like this after what they did and what they said?’ What’s wrong with us?” Dollar asked. 

“Somebody, I don’t know, I might give him a call. Somebody shoulda said ‘congratulations. Thank you so much. Thank you so much for releasing something that can minister to people and encourage people. That can help people. We were so busy trying to dig up his past that we couldn’t see the working of the Holy Ghost on the inside. What’s the matter with us? Naw, you gotta go through your checklist,” Dollar said.

“I don’t know if you’re saved enough,” the preacher continued mimicking a check mark with his hand. “I don’t know you’ve been saved long enough and I just showed you a dude who just believed and now you wanna be the Holy Ghost police to decide if somebody has done enough to be respected as a child of God. Y’all need to stop.”

 

New: Snoop Dogg’s Gospel Album Tops Billboard – See Response To Critics & New Video

New: Snoop Dogg’s Gospel Album Tops Billboard – See Response To Critics & New Video

 

American rapper Snoop Dogg is coming off the release of his first ever gospel album called Snoop Dogg Gospel album which landed him Number 1 on Billboard’s Top Gospel Albums chart last week.

Following the release, Snoop decided to come through this past Easter weekend and share the official video for his Charlie Wilson-assisted record “One More Day.” Directed by Dylan Brown, the video finds Snoop Dogg, Wilson and others joining a father in prayerful vigil for the recovery of his daughter who had overdosed on drugs, a story Charlie himself can relate to.

“I’m humbled by all the love and support for the album,” Snoop Dogg said of the project’s success. “I made this album to spread love and positivity around the world. I’m blessed and grateful to have worked on this project with some of my favorite artists, people who I truly admire.”

“Uncle Charlie has always been a big inspiration for me … his testimony and what he’s overcome. This project wouldn’t be complete without him,” Snoop said on their collab.

See video below:

 https://youtu.be/BPmAxzEJpWA

Snoop Dogg: ‘I Thought Church Was Supposed To Welcome Sinners

Snoop Dogg: ‘I Thought Church Was Supposed To Welcome Sinners

Snoop Dogg has some strong words for people who throw shade at his recent foray into Gospel music. The gangsta rap legend released a 32-track opus called Bible of Love that featured gospel heavyweights like Tye Tribbett, Fred Hammond, and B. Slade (formerly known as Tonex)–now the #1 Gospel album on the Billboard charts.

Although Bible of Love snuck up on us, the gospel greats that joined Snoop to produce the project have vouched for the rapper, saying that the work is coming from a real place. Snoop also has church roots: i.e. his mother, Beverly Broadus, is an evangelist who travels and preaches. So, while Bible of Love, is a surprise for many of us. For Snoop, the project is a “return home,” a phrase he uses several times in a recent interview.

Even so, some people are having trouble welcoming the Doggfather into the fold. Snoop sets the record straight on his motivations for the project and what critics can do with their opinions. “I thought church was supposed to welcome sinners,” Snoop says to TV One after his performance at this year’s Stellar Awards. He continues:

If the church was full of saints it wouldn’t be right. So if you find someone trying to find their way back home, the natural thing to do is to be warm welcoming, open your arms and say “Brother, we accept you for who you are and what you’re going through. Come as you are. We know you’ve been doing wrong and you want to get right and we want to help you get right.” We’re not gonna’ throw stones on you when you’re trying to get right and walking back into the church house. That’s what’s running people out the church right now as we speak.His theology isn’t pristine but he’s not wrong either.

Sure. There is something to be said about the necessary consequences of salvation: that is, growth in holiness. And Paul has some advice about new believers not getting into leadership in the body of Christ too quickly (1 Timothy 3:6).

But then there’s also all of Jesus’ teachings and parables about religious know-it-alls and nitpickers who are so obsessed with pointing out the sins of their neighbors that they don’t even realize that they–themselves–are not entering the kingdom (Luke 18:9-14). Snoop’s words also remind other Christians not to be the proverbial “older brother” in Jesus’ Good Samaritan Parable.

The rap icon says that if the architects of the genre don’t have a problem with him reppin’ for the Lord then no one else should. “And if you do what’s happenin?” he asks rhetorically, but his body language says “You can catch these hands if you got’ sum’n say.”

At the end of the day, Snoop joins a long tradition of black artists who have muddied the boundaries between the sacred and the secular, including Sam Cooke, Al Green, and Ray Charles. But he also joins a long line of complicated biblical men: like the Apostle Paul who had been a terrorist before writing most of the New Testament, or King David–a man that God forbade from building the temple because he had too much blood on his hands (1 Chronicles 28:3).

As one of our writers, Mai Perkins, said in her coverage of Snoop’s album, “Bible of Love challenges Christians to check their judgments at the door. At the end of the day, whether you love or hate the idea of him making a gospel album, Snoop is praying for you.”