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JUANITA BYNUM SPOKE A WORD HERE…

If ever I agree with someone I must say that I certainly agree here.juanita-bynum-weightloss

Yes, it has gone much too too too too far the way that many of the women who called themselves ‘saved’ and are a part of the gospel music world of today.

When you see Shirley Caesar dressing like a fool then you truly know something is 16729487_10207929340142286_941661490743467775_nwrong.   She was a staple… a solid rock…  a rock … a torch bearer.   But it appears that she too is becoming carried away with the style and attitudes of the world.  And it is very sad.

I have been trying to find that first dress I saw on Yolanda Adams 2012+BET+Awards+Red+Carpet+1weNNFtZKSXlwhere.  It was utterly ridiculous that I wondered how in the world she had put Screen-Shot-2017-01-29-at-4.27.01-PM-380x280it without realizing that THAT DRESS was certainly going to start a stir in the black Christian world.   And it must truly have done so… because it is nowhere to be found on the internet.

For years now we have known that a vast majority our gospel singers were interested in crossing over into the secular world.  They looked over and saw the money… the cars… the houses etc… etc… etc.   But if the truth be told the gospel artist who are on top make maxresdefaultplenty of money some demanding more than $20,000 a show.

I have paid $4,000 for an act to come in to do a prayer AirAsiaPlanebreakfast.  Well, almost we haven’t seal the deal.  I expanded it into doing a concert later that evening.   Because I just could not see myself paying anyone $4,000 just to show up at our prayer breakfast… and then hotel1320x742have to fly them in and put them up in a hotel too without getting the full benefit from my investment.

But gospel artist demand a lot of money.   I once over heard my past mumbling after having brought a certain, used to be a bit heavier and fuller breast, gospel singer in.  She demanded a limousine and to stay in a 5 star hotel.

They want to be treated like rock stars… super stars.   Oh, they bring the anointing… 622e445363575618295f2a28add28903

Well, some of them.   But are they really worth the big ticket many of them want to demand.   I think not.

images yolanda 2But it is not a matter of the money which this blog is about… but about their matter of dress.   And it speaks volumes.

The Bible tells us to ‘come out from among them.’   And ‘to be ye 220px-Love_&_Life_(Mary_J._Blige_album)transformed.’ 

Then why are some many of our gospel artist negating ‘the word’ to want to become more and more like the world?

kim3-210x300It is hard to believe that today we see many gospel female artists who want to dress like Lil’ Kim or Nicki Minaj.

What happen to dressing in a way becoming to a woman… not like a womanleandria-johnson trying to sing and sell her wares too?   Because that is very much what it looks like.

They are exposing their breast…  their shoulders… thighs…   legs…. and LeAndria+Johnson+28th+Annual+Stellar+Awards+Ib_4J9reGMKleverything else.

They are getting implants… breast implants… hip and thigh implants  etc.   all designed to make them look more voluptuous.   But didn’t the Bible say that a woman should be modestly dress, as not to draw attention to her body?bbe19b9cb77fc13f533b67bc18f2d29e

But the flesh is alive and well sadly in the gospel world.  And it appears that the more these women show of it the MaryMarySBPressImagehappier they are about it.

SMH…

I didn’t think it was robbery how Mahalia Jackson used to e0840c979aa8ea5411ec2d9889f0391bdress… or any of those old gospel women groups.   Even Shirley Caesar… somebody I would have never believed would be trying to follow the ways of this world… is getting into the act, and looking like she enjoys it.

But if the truth be told this trend is showing up in their music too.   Most the music that comes out today is just plain garbage.   And I don’t know who told these dea77e80a7ac49a68750c887e125e37akim-burrell-weight-loss-after-pictures1so-called song writers that pulling a few words of scripture from Psalms and singing over and over and over and over and over… is really a song or song writing.

What Rev. Timothy Wright’s wife did with ‘Jesus Jesus Jesus’ cannot be duplicated.   And we are told in scripture that there is nothing like the name of Jesus, and this song certainly proved that because I never have to think about the tone rev-timothy-wright-wife-beth-450a032709or key to sing it… and I feel the power in that song whenever I hear it.

But this other mess or repetitive words is just plain junk for the most part.   It has no power and touches nothing down deep insideleandria-johnson-sunday-best you.  It is a key change after key change without any real meaning or significance… not really worth singing and definitely not much worth hearing.   Because there is usually nothing to these songs at all but a waste of time.

nicki_minaj_640I am sorry to see our real song writing in the gospel music world take a decline… and a back seat to this junk of repetitive words which have no anointing whatsoever… outside ofThe 3rd Annual BET Awards - Arrivals Rev.  Timothy’s Wright’s wife song.   It is kind of odd that not much after she had written this song that that ShirleyCaesarfatal accident coming from A.I.M, a Church of God in Christ convention held that year in Detroit… took place in which God took her and a grandson… and not long after her He took the Right Reverend Wright too.   But what a song… and songs they left us with.   And also a firm belief in God… and a knowledge that they were ‘real religious people of God’... not like many of these perpetrating gospel singers ‘wanna be’ secular people of today.

Well, God bless….    Well, it is wet here but my cousin tells me that they are in for snow today.   But it is spring and we are just a couple of weeks away from Easter.me-resized

So, let me be the first to wish you a happy and safe Easter.   What a grand time it is as we move forward to celebrating the purpose our Lord and Savor and… to lay down his life that he would rise again… so that we all may have a right to life over death.

Thank for reading…

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THE CHANGING OF THE GUARD… THE SECULAR TAKING OVER THE CHRISTIAN WORLD… SHIRLEY CAESAR’S DRESS AT THE GRAMMYS…

Yeah, I remember the days when you could not sit in a black church with your skirt riding hqdefaultall the way up to your hips… not even while sitting in the back row.

But sadly those days are gone.   And back in the day it didn’t matter what you were wearing in our church they trained you that you could not sit like some man in a cowboy movie…  or anywhere else, and I do mean anywhere.   They trained us to be ladies… and to sit like ladies.0607-Savage-BlackChurch-550x3581

I just recently saw a picture of 1 of our general board bishop’s wife who was sitting with her legs wide open.

And it did not matter what you had on… since in our church you were never suppose to have on pants anyway.   Nor did it matter where you were.   Agains, they trained us to be ladies and to always sit with our ashanti-3.jpglegs closed.

Sitting with your legs wide open was just not tolerated.  It was not an option …nor our clothes pulled all the up on us so people could see everything we had either.

But today is a different story.

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Even these preachers… young and old… are marrying worldly women who have never had any type or form of church training.   Then how are they …these women to know how to train any women in the churches they are becoming the first lady of how they should carry and hold Meagan-Good-Bet-Awards-2013themselves… if the first lady does not know?

Oh, I see where they all have start to carry large handkerchiefs to throw across their legs now.  But that can’t hide what is going on above …in the exposing of their breasts.

Everybody it seems want to be naked.    I take that saying from my father… who called any woman not dressed appropriately ‘naked.’  And I guess daddy was right… because the more and more as time has progressed
the more ‘naked’ they have become.16729487_10207929340142286_941661490743467775_n

Take long time gospel music queen Shirley Caesar at this past Grammy’s and what she was wearing.  But if the truth be told Shirley’s shoulder lines have been dropping for a while.

1434034_tsb_sexy_jpgc03ecd522f38eb8c4009b5cd08900855It is 1 thing for the hot little floozies on the corner to be dressed in nothing, but to see gospel legends to begin to strut their stuff is a bit too too too much.   Particularly when they are old women and women who had been highly respected in the
gospel world for years, such as Mother and Pastor 1482230345ey-caesarShirley Caesar.

76eb43abb5b5a2949184fec249dd147aAnd you have these pastors who are marrying women who they are proud to flaunt on their arm and during church services, women who look like they could be in the local club or bar… sitting on a bar stool and inviting any old body to come and taste some of their cheap goods.

2012+BET+Awards+Red+Carpet+1weNNFtZKSXlI was trying to find this dress I had seen Yolanda Adams wear some years 340d09308e664af669482111919e10ebago.   It made me wonder as to whether or not she too had decided to leave the gospel world for secular music fairyland?

It is one thing when you watch the Oscars or whatever and see these women who are not saved… but when the unsaved seem to display more discretion in their dress than some of these gospel divas… then there is a problem.

20130208-062721How could anyone forsake such a standard and code of the church as to the proper dress of a religious or church woman.   Are not these things spoken of in the Bible as to what is or bui38is not acceptable?

So, then why would Shirley Caesar after years of covering up properly while in public stoop to what she put on for the Grammys this year.   When she saw it she had to known, (1) that that dress was not first of all age appropriate for her, and (2) that it was certainly not something she should have put on…exposing her breast as it did.

Shirley-Cesar-1481389760-640x465For years Shirley Caesar had held up the standard for women in the gospel world.   A ACH003247827.1354683344.580x580standard she was taught by those who had come before her… and had undoubtedly been in  the church in which she grew up in… as many of us had been trained and nurtured.   To wear our clothes as to not intrigue anybody.  Nothing hanging off your shoulders, no slits ShirleyCaesarStandsOnHerNewlyUnveiledHollywoodWalkOfFameStar-238x300up the side, especially nothing too short or anywhere above the knee… and certainly nothing exposing our breasts.

To this very day I find it hard for me to want to walk into a church… any church with a pair of pants on.   Though I only wear pants occasionally… more or less sweat pants when I do.  But my training was women did not wear pants.

article-0-16BD736B000005DC-945_638x821I was also trained that you just did not walk across the pulpit… for it was holy ground.   Even if I am summon to come into the pulpit I go reluctantly… and if I am asked to say something or to speak… I prefer to do from the floor and not in the pulpit.   It is not that I am not saved… erica-campbellsbut God declared certain areas in his sanctuary to be holy
or holy… where only the high priest was allowed enter.   Since we no longer have those inter chambers that only the high priest could enter into… we do still have His pulpit.   And it is holy.

So, when I see this trend where not only are gospel singers moving towards Kim-Burrell-2_652x367the secular world… just as R&B singers went towards becoming crossover artists… or better known to become pop artists.   The gospel artist today are also forsaking not only their roots …their music and their original audience, which fed and celebrated them 2280962for years… and now they are casting them aside and their clothes to go half naked before the world… just like the world.

We have cast off following God… to chase mammon and all his friends.

maxresdefaultWell, see how much music Shirley will continue sell.   I don’t think it will come anywhere near what she used to do… for she has forgotten the Lord her God.   And we all know how He handles things like that….yolanda-adams-bet-awards-2012-01

article-2555030-1B511DB600000578-535_634x710I personally do not see what is wrong with representing the Lord and/or the Kingdom of God as we should… because we honor Him.   If we love Him and Yolanda-Adams-1not the world… then why would you want to follow the ways of the world?my picture croped

“Choose ye whom ye will serve.”

Well, God bless….    We’re back into cold weather now.   But then it is March so it would be no surprise if between now and some time in April we get dumped with a ton of snow.

So,  tell your friends, co-workers and family… everybody even the man down the street and … “pass it on… ” http://www.bsmith101.wordpress.com ©2017

 

 

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