Abby Johnson on Why Christians Should Accept Kanye West

“Fashionably late, I’m just glad that you made it.” When I heard these lyrics on the new album from Kanye West, it made me laugh with joy. Yes. Fashionably late. I guess that’s what you could call it.

I didn’t download “Jesus Is King” with any trepidation. I have always loved West’s music. One of my all-time favorite songs is “Jesus Walks.” I knew I would like the music. I didn’t expect what I actually heard — the name “Jesus.” Over and over … Jesus. Quoting from the Bible. Openly talking about his need for repentance. I realized that I was listening to some of the most beautiful love songs I had ever heard.

Kanye had truly found the love of Christ and now he was proclaiming it in a very overt and powerful way. I wondered what it would look like if we all loved Jesus like that. What if we all proclaimed that Jesus is King in our daily interactions?

I love all of the songs, honestly. But he has a track called “Hands On” that made me cry. These words took my breath away: “Said I’m fixing to do a gospel album. What have you been hearing from the Christians? They’ll be the first one to judge me. Make it feel like nobody love me.”

Those words have been seemingly prophetic.

Ever since West’s new album dropped, I have seen mixed support. Many Christians are excited. But I have also seen many comments saying that they are going to “wait and see” what happens. What are you waiting on? Are you waiting for him to mess up? He will.

Are you waiting for him to say something that you disagree with? That will assuredly happen. Are you waiting for him to drop a cuss word? I guarantee that will happen. Please explain to me what exactly you are waiting for? Are you waiting for that moment to come so that you can self-righteously look down your Christian nose at everyone and say “See, I told you so.”

I remember the same comments being said about me when I left the abortion industry and became very publicly pro-life. “Well, we will just wait to see if we can trust her.” Have you waited long enough? Has 10 years been long enough for you? Or maybe you wrote me off the first time I said something that you didn’t agree with.

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SOURCE: Christian Post, Abby Johnson