I’ve been very cautiously optimistic about Kanye West’s supposed conversion to Christianity — and I still am. However, West has always had an affinity for the spotlight — and still does.
Last week, we reported that Kanye West would be appearing at Joel Osteen’s church and I thought at the time that it would likely be an album promotion for West’s new gospel album, Jesus is King. Today was that day and Kanye West took the stage to tell everyone a little bit about Jesus and a lot about himself.
At one point during his speech, he turns around and rebukes a man in the preferred high-dollar box seats behind the stage telling him that he needed to be quiet because he goes into these “streams of consciousness” while he’s speaking and that “God flows through him.” The entire speech was bizarre.
There has been much hoopla in the last several weeks surrounding Kanye West and his supposed conversion to Christianity. Some of my closest friends and brothers in Christ are assuring us that he’s in good hands and calling on us to give him a chance to bear fruits. I’m all for that. I genuinely hope he is truly converted and I genuinely hope that the brothers who are watching over his soul right now don’t give up on him.
But there is a glaring problem right now that needs to be dealt with. I really don’t want to see Kanye slip away and be devoured by false teachers and a false gospel. I really don’t. But the problem is, Kanye West is still in the spotlight when he doesn’t need to be.