Truth Behind HipHop: Christian Celebrity delivers "The Book of Yeezus"

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Now You Can Worship At The Altar Of Yeezus With Your Very Own Bible

In this new book, every instance of ‘God’ has been replaced with Kanye or Yeezus.
By Britt Julious | MTV.com 06 April 2015

il_570xN.741821592_d6oy-1428249669If you ever thought the Bible lacked a certain…je ne sais quoi, there’s now a special bible just for you. Created by 3 entrepreneurial brothers, the official Kanye West-themed “bible,” titled The Book of Yeezus, is available for sale on Etsy. The book focuses on the Book of Genesis, and every mention of the word God has been replaced with the words “Kanye” or “Yeezus.”

But why Kanye West?

“Each generation champions a superstar so consistently relevant that they come to accompany that generation through it’s evolution, being a part of and ultimately shaping its identity,” write the creators of the book on their Etsy page. Past superstars they mentioned in the same vein as Yeezus include Marilyn Monroe and Michael Jackson.

But Kanye, they point out, represents a sort of spiritual, cultural figure for millennials.

The creators not only wanted to focus on a major cultural figure, they also wanted to focus on a major cultural object, interpreting it’s role and significance in the 21st century. The Book of Yeezus is less of a joke and more of statement, or as the creators described on their Etsy page, “an editorial art piece.”

The Book of Genesis is also a story of creation and origin, making Kanye, a figure who has grown to larger-than-life proportions in the new millenium, a relevant figure to focus on. “What if the Bible, the most singularly significant publication in the ancient canon of Western tradition, were updated to reflect our modern society?” the creators asked. “What would it look like?”

Well, we guess it would look something like this.

So what do you think? Are you ready to worship at the altar of Yeezus? (Read here)


 

EXTV Editors notes: 

jeezus23 months ago we wrote an article entitled “Kanye West I’m a Disciple of Christ” in response to West publicly professing to be a Christian during an interview on Kris Jenner’s talk show. After it was published here on our EXTV blog page, there were many Christians to include “Christian Celebrity” Meagan Good, who made accusations that we were being judgmental. Several online media sites covered the story such as Christian Post and Rapzilla to name a few. Christian Post even wrote about her responses to our article. However you would think that a website with the name “Christian” would’ve addressed the issue from a biblical prospective instead of documenting a celebrities opinion. However in our efforts to righteously judge according to scripture and exercise (Matt. 7:20 & Luke 6:43) we were criticized for speaking the truth.

Cause my Jesus likes sex..my Jesus didn’t die a virgin” – Kanye West

 Contactmusic.com reported on February 9th 2006:

Cocky West: ‘I Should Be In The Bible’

by WENN| 09 February 2006

Cocky rap star Kanye West is calling for a revised edition of THE BIBLE, because he thinks he should be a character in it.
The JESUS WALKS hitmaker, who picked up three Grammy Awards last night (08FEB06), feels sure he’d be “a griot” (West African storyteller) in a modern Bible.
He says, “I bring up historical subjects in a way that makes kids want to learn about them. I’m an inspirational speaker. (Read here)


 

Kanye West, I Am God, Yeezus Album

I Am God 

I am a God
I am a God
I am a God
I am a God
Hurry up with my damn massage
Hurry up with my damn massage
Get the Porsche out the damn garage
I am a God
Even though I’m a man of God
My whole life in the hands of God
So y’all better quit playing with God
Soon as they like you make ’em unlike you
Cause kissing people a** is so unlike you
The only rapper who compared to Michael
So here’s a few hating a** ni***s who’ll fight you
And here’s a few snake a** ni***s to bite you
I don’t wanna hear what ni***s might do
Old ni***s mentally still in high school
Since the tight jeans they never liked you
Pink a** polos with a f***ing backpack
Everybody know you brought real rap back
Nobody else swag man we the rat pack..

Why Kanye West Chose the Title “I Am God”
“I made that song because I am a god,” he says finally. He laughs for a second, then stops. “I don’t think there’s much more explanation. I’m not going to sit here and defend s**t. That s**t is rock ’n’ roll, man. That s*** is rap music. I am a god. Now what?”


This world is in need of a Savior and our desire should be Gods desire; that all men repent and receive the Gospel of Jesus Christ. So what do we do now? We must continue to intercede for the lost. Pray that God moves upon the heart of men from Kanye West to your next door neighbors. God has no respect of persons. The same gospel that saved and delivered you from the law of sin and death can deliver an entertainer. However we also must also earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints. (Jude 1:3)


Links to articles:

The Kris Jenner Show, “I’m a Christian” says Kanye West  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VeSI3oeORlI

EXTV “I am a Disciple of Christ” http://exministries.tv/kanye-west-im-a-disciple-of-christ/

Christian Post “Meagan Good Defends Kanye West Christianity” http://www.christianpost.com/news/meagan-good-defends-kanye-wests-christianity-103810/

Rapzilla “Kanye West says I’m a Christian” http://rapzilla.com/rz/features/story/6889-kanye-west-says-im-a-christian

Contactmusic.com “Cocky West: I Should Be In the Bible” http://hub.contactmusic.com/kanye-west/news/cocky-west-i-should-be-in-the-bible_09_02_2006

19 Comments on “Truth Behind HipHop: Christian Celebrity delivers "The Book of Yeezus"”

  1. DeAundra

    “Be not decieved, God is not mocked, for whatsoever soweth man, that he shall also reap.”
    God is not pleased, Kanye really needs to have a seat before He gives an account before God and is not covered under the blood.

    1. Believer in Christ

      But isn’t grace and mercy of God keeping us all alive? God hates all sins and the punishment for sin is rightfully death. Thanks to grace we live. So because sin is something we all struggle with God grants us mercy. Take care and God bless you.

  2. Josué

    Matthew 24:23-24 KJV

    Then if any man shall say unto you, Lo, here is Christ, or there; believe it not. For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.

  3. Darla

    He’s just a blatant devil! I’m sure someone is going say they gonna pray for him, but I’d rather pray for a family member who I know, rather than some celebrity, who I don’t know. Even if this guy was to get saved, that’s not gonna make his fan club follow him. In fact, the very opposite would happen. When you go all out for Christ, you will lose friends & family members. So if a celebrity gets saved (for real) they won’t have the same following as they did when they were in the World.

  4. Delores

    2 Timothy 4:3 for a time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine but after their own lust shall they heap up for themselves teachers

  5. exministries

    “While some will say but… we are all sinners saved by grace, we are just like him. No, (we once were sinners) but we’ve been saved by Grace. And that same Grace empowers us to do what Truth demands of us. To walk as he walked.” Its not a cover-up for sin and hypocrisy .” (Romans 6:1-2)

  6. Jack

    2 Timothy 4:2 Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove,rebuke,exhort with all longsuffering
    and doctrine.

    This is what preachers are suppose to do. The good ones will keep doing it until the end. Revelation 22: 18-19 is the last warning in the bible. We should listen and keep it.

  7. dbm

    Wow Ex ministries you got accused of “judging?” First of all, this book, in my opinion, is being touted for the purpose of marketing for profit.The sad thing is that the same principle of marketing has infected the Church in it’s mandate to the advancing the Kingdom of God. Secondly, while I will not deny that Kanye West is talented, his creativity is birthed from an “un renewed” mind given over to a form of “Mental Schism”. which is defined as a “division or split from one’s own consciousness” Not sure how Christians can defend it., since Roman’s 12:1-2 clearly tells us what we are to be doing after we become born again.Once again we have a Celebrity’s persona as a result of their “charisma” taking precedence over the Word of God and the sovereignty of the Lord Jesus Christ.. Beyonce, Jay-Z and Kanye’s work have all expressed wanting to be identified as “Gnostic” beings. This is why “I AM” has been brazenly presented in their works in a Gnostic theme. I do not personally believe that anyone, whether be it a celebrity or non celebrity can profess Christ without true “repentance” . We should know as Christians that true repentance is only accepted through Jesus Christ. It grieves my spirit that our brothers and sisters are being murdered due to their faith In Jesus Christ as Sovereign, while we as Christians living in freedom are enamored with the charisma of human flesh. Ex ministries keep doing God’s will , Bless you.

  8. blak

    he’s an idiot and anyone who buys the book deserves their fate. i’m upset he even got press for this latest stunt. turn the furnace up on all of ’em…

  9. Jack

    Personally,How can these 3 men proclaim Mr. West a spiritual influence for millennials ? When we’re just 33 years into their era. Can we give it a while and see? And if Mr. West is a believer, he would be on every social media platform there is denouncing this. But he won’t. This is free hype of himself. The only thing we will hear is crickets.

  10. 1 servant

    Wow! No fear of Almighty God. God is a joke in our culture and in a lot of cases He is a joke in a lot church goers. People in church phornicate cuss drink smoke party participate in all kinds of debauchery same as the world. there is a remnant in the earth who are the true body of Christ who desire God alone and His will and His way His plan and His purpose alone is their passion and not their own. What do you pray for these people who rebel against the truth but “Lord have mercy on their souls”

  11. Alisha

    Blasphemy!! pure and simple.. there are warning from the true God to those who change his message. Him and jayz know EXACTLY what they are doing.. its a disgrace.. please parents step in!!!do not let the music industry lead your children astray!!!! The mere fact that this is done in such disrespect shows how close to the end we are.. Parents need to ban together and start caring and influencing what is put in your childs mind!!!!

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