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I Luh God

Posted by Nicole Jocleen on June 13, 2015 at 11:20 AM

Hello world. Wake up you've been sleeping in. And open up your ears with the secret he's been keeping. It's out, no doubt and here goes your sound bite. All opposing forces, this what gospel sound like.-Mali Music on KIERRA "KIKI" SHEARD’s "Since I Found Christ"

When I heard Erica Campbell’s I luh God I said to myself, “The saints are going to hate this.” You want to get the saints riled up watch one of their gospel artist do something out of the box. The true nature of the saints will always come out. And I understand that all are entitled to their opinion, but where are these fearless saints when real life is happening? You know when you need your rent paid, when a tornado comes through and destroys your home, or when you are homeless on the street standing with a sign? Oh I know, they are talking negatively about you just like they are doing Erica Campbell.

And just like they did Kirk Franklin when he debuted Stomp. Remember that? They couldn’t believe that Kirk was working with Salt, a “secular” artist. But if it had not been for Kirk Franklin’s Stomp, I wouldn’t have spent nearly as much time in the church when I was a child as I did. Thank you Kirk Franklin! Your music saved my life.

Erica’s music is doing the same for children and teenagers now. Saint’s I’m sorry, but nothing stays the same. Well, nothing but the word of God. But I guarantee you that the beat behind it and the melody will continue to change. If you don’t believe me then you don’t know your gospel music history.

Let me ask you a couple of questions.

Who do you want your son looking up to Jay Z or Jamal Bryant?

What do you want your child watching Love and Hip Hop or Preachers of LA?

What do you want them listening to in their car 2 Chainz or Erica Campbell?

Am I’m not saying the latter is greater, but I am saying by denying them both you are eliminating their options.

I’m going to leave you with this. The saints were real quiet when Bruce Jenner became Caitlyn Jenner. In fact, they pulled your hoe card on that one! But y'all want to turn up because Erica Campbell said, “I luh God!” Don’t be afraid to speak up when it counts, but then blow your top over a song intended to reach the youth and bring to them a message about God.




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Reply Trenton Smith
5:51 PM on June 28, 2015 
I luh God! You don't love GOD. What's wrong with you? This is beginning to be my song of 2015. I think this like many other contemporary Christian songs is being ridiculed by the traditional church because our elders in the church have a fear of leaving their comfort zone. Anything outside their religious norm has to be the devil. Of course, you and I know this is not the case. However, "how do you explain that to someone who is conditioned to believe that their only way of worship is the right way?" Should we make that attempt or allow God to speak through the artist Erica Campbell and her music? As you stated earlier, at least now our young people have an option. Nothing stays the same. As human beings and certainly as spiritual beings we involve. Why wouldn't our sound? I see know issue with it as long as the message remains. Are young adults giving their lives over to Christ? Is there a desire or new found curiosity to come to the father once you've listened to these Christian artists? Only God and that individual can determined that. Last but not least, "If we don't extend true genuine love how can the world know what real love is?"