Saturday, July 11, 2009

T.D. Jakes to be inducted into the International Gospel Music Hall of Fame

T.D. Jakes to be inducted into the International Gospel Music Hall of Fame:


The International Gospel Music Hall of Fame and Museum has announced this year’s inductees, who will be honored at its thirteenth annual induction celebration and fundraiser in late October.
Announced by the non-profit organization’s founder, David Gough, this year’s inductees are T.D. Jakes, Bill Martin, Willie Mae Ford Smith, Myrna Summers, Wyatt T. Walker, and BeBe Winans.
Previous inductees have included Aretha Franklin, CeCe Winans, The Clark Sisters, Donnie McClurkin, and Fred Hammond.

"For over a decade, we have successfully achieved our goal – the furtherance of gospel music worldwide," commented Gough. "The awards event is our annual fund raising centerpiece, but our work to celebrate the contributions of influential individuals and groups, and to increase awareness of gospel music, takes place year-round."

This year's induction and awards celebration will be held at the Max M. Fisher Music Center on Saturday, October 31 – preceded by a Red Carpet Extravaganza with live entertainment and photo opportunities with gospel greats.

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At the International Gospel Music Hall of Fame, they have a link to its history and a chart (see "The Music Tree" a nd "The Gospel According to Brother Michael Tanner") demonstrating how this has nothing to do with the Gospel nor Christianity.

Making my point, he shows that this type of music is not of Christ Jesus nor the Gospel, but stems from pagan Africa. Moreover, the use of "Gospel" was the new name given to "spirituals" by T.A. Dorsey, a black song writer, businessman, and promoter:

"This distinctive style of religious music he insisted should be called "Gospel". He wanted to disassociate what he felt was a modern style of black religious music from the days of slavery and the distasteful nostalgia of antebellum South."

"There can be little doubt that shouting is a survival of the African "possession" by the gods... it is a sign of special favor from the spirit that it chooses to drive out the individual consciousness temporarily and use the body for its express..." -Zora Neal Hurston, The Sanctified Church

"All African music was naturally sacred and the concept of singing secular music was alien to them. Their music can be seen to satisfy four main functions in the fabric daily life, they are: religious, agricultural and sexual fertility, hunting, and war. In this regard African music has more in common with Native American music than European music since song was used as a means of being in harmony with nature and the cosmos. "

This is wrong on so many levels.

Most importantly, TD Jakes is a lost, unregenerate, dead deceiver. He has a false gospel and false god, neither which can save.

Jakes is a Oneness Pentecost who denies the Triune Godhead.
He also denies the Gospel of Jesus Christ (has a different Jesus) but holds to one of works--health and wealth prosperity junk.
Jakes also is a false teacher by lying about, even slandering, Ruth and Naomi, saying they were lesbians, as well as Jonathan and David.

Besides this, it should be clear that "Gospel Music" has NOTHING to do with the Gospel, as the example above and history shows. Furthermore, the whole awards, entertainment, fame, and red carpet also show this is nothing more than worldlings coveting fame and fortune in entertainment. This is not about the Gospel nor Jesus Christ. Do NOT think that anyone in this industry is Christian based on this style of music.

If you want to look at a biblical list of hall of famers, go to Hebrews 11. Rather than being applauded by the world, rather than little awards, rather than being listed among God-haters and loved by so many, here is what they were:

Heb 11:1 Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.
Heb 11:2 For by it the people of old received their commendation.
Heb 11:6 And without faith it is impossible to please him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him.
Heb 11:7 By faith Noah, being warned by God concerning events as yet unseen, in reverent fear constructed an ark for the saving of his household. By this he condemned the world and became an heir of the righteousness that comes by faith.
Heb 11:13 These all died in faith, not having received the things promised, but having seen them and greeted them from afar, and having acknowledged that they were strangers and exiles on the earth.
Heb 11:14 For people who speak thus make it clear that they are seeking a homeland.
Heb 11:15 If they had been thinking of that land from which they had gone out, they would have had opportunity to return.
Heb 11:16 But as it is, they desire a better country, that is, a heavenly one. Therefore God is not ashamed to be called their God, for he has prepared for them a city.
Heb 11:24 By faith Moses, when he was grown up, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh's daughter,
Heb 11:25 choosing rather to be mistreated with the people of God than to enjoy the fleeting pleasures of sin.
Heb 11:26 He considered the reproach of Christ greater wealth than the treasures of Egypt, for he was looking to the reward.
Heb 11:32 And what more shall I say? For time would fail me to tell of Gideon, Barak, Samson, Jephthah, of David and Samuel and the prophets--
Heb 11:33 who through faith conquered kingdoms, enforced justice, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions,
Heb 11:34 quenched the power of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, were made strong out of weakness, became mighty in war, put foreign armies to flight.
Heb 11:35 Women received back their dead by resurrection. Some were tortured, refusing to accept release, so that they might rise again to a better life.
Heb 11:36 Others suffered mocking and flogging, and even chains and imprisonment.
Heb 11:37 They were stoned, they were sawn in two, they were killed with the sword. They went about in skins of sheep and goats, destitute, afflicted, mistreated--
Heb 11:38 of whom the world was not worthy--wandering about in deserts and mountains, and in dens and caves of the earth.
Heb 11:39 And all these, though commended through their faith, did not receive what was promised,
Heb 11:40 since God had provided something better for us, that apart from us they should not be made perfect.

Joh 15:18 If you were of the world, the world would love you as its own; but because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, therefore the world hates you.


pastorharold said...

Amen Denise!
I haven't been here in a while, but I knew your convictions wouldn't change over the course of a couple months. Keep telling it like the Bible tells it. All real good post.
Pastor Harold

Denise said...

Thanks Harold for the encouragement. =)