(The Dissenter) I’m typically not drawn to contemporary Christian music for the very reasons that I’ve written about a dozen times. I simply do not view the industry as God-honoring, rather it is a self-promoting, man-pleasing industry designed to launch the careers of artists whose ultimate goal is to “make it big” in the secular world. Sure, there are some contemporary songs with theologically sound lyrics, but that’s part of the appeal. If they weren’t, their target audience wouldn’t buy their music or go to their concerts.
Yet, time and time again, we see these so-called Christian artists drop like flies. This trend was brought to the forefront several years ago when one of Hillsong’s most popular songwriters, Marty Sampson, announced he was no longer a Christian. But we’ve seen it with many, ranging from the deconstruction of popular “Christian hip hop” artist, Lecrae, to the complete apostasy to former DC Talk band member, Kevin Max coming out in full support of abortion to the highly popular former “Christian music” celebrity, Trey Pearson, who recently “married” his homosexual lover.
CRN’s homepage contains a list of professing Christians to keep an eye on. Scroll down to WARNING. The list contains many people you’ll want to mark and avoid as per Rom 16:17-18 such as ‘Apostle” Bill Johnson, Christian artists Lecrae. Lauren Daigle and more…