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AMERICAN IDOL’s Danny Gokey: ‘Hang on to The Word of God’

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AMERICAN IDOL’s Danny Gokey: ‘Hang on to The Word of God’

By Movieguide® Contributor

Christian artist Danny Gokey is warning people not to “drift” from their faith and to “hang on to God’s word” through difficult times. 

Gokey rose to fame after competing on AMERICAN IDOL and has racked up over a million monthly listeners on Spotify. 

In a series of videos he posted to social media, Gokey shared that he thinks the “most dangerous thing” Christians face today is “the drift.”

“It’s very subtle, and sometimes you don’t even catch it,” he said. “Therefore we should be more attentive to what we have heard, lest we drift away.”

He continued, “For if the word spoken by angels was true, and every sin and disobedience received a just recompense, how shall we escape if we neglect such a great salvation, which was first declared by the Lord, and was confirmed to us by those who heard Him? God also bore them witness with signs and wonders and diverse miracles and with gifts of the Holy Spirit distributed according to His own will.”

Gokey then likened this drift to being on a boat that gets swept away. 

“That’s what’s dangerous to the Believer,” Gokey explained. “If we don’t hang on to the Word of God, if we let the culture define what our values are, what our morals are, we’ll pretty soon find out that we had a form of godliness, but we denied the power thereof. The drift is so real because the drift will take you away from what God wants you to do.”

He went on, “You know, Jesus didn’t die on the cross so that we can go back into our sin pattern that we once had. We must pay all the more attention that we don’t drift away from who God is, from what He says is right and wrong, we don’t allow that culture to start redefining what right or wrong is.”

Gokey then addressed the Christians who are questioning the teachings of the Bible and how they conflict with today’s culture. 

“God has made it very clear what is righteous, what is holy, He says it in His Word,” Gokey concluded. “Watch out for the drift, because the drift will pull you away from God, the drift will make you look like a Pharisee because you’ll have a form of godliness while justifying your bad behaviors, like the Pharisees did. But God won’t be in it. The drift is real.”

 

 

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