Lecrae Warns Fans: ‘Don’t Play With The Devil Kids… He Plays Back’
By Movieguide® Staff
Christian rapper Lecrae recently warned young fans to examine what music and artists they listen to via Facebook.
Lecrae shared a picture promoted by secular rapper Playboi Carti that depicted a pentagram with candles.
“I don’t know #playboicarti I do know he’s talented and has a huge fan base,” Lecrae wrote. “I’m not sure what’s happening here. The pentagram is generally symbolic of black magic, and occultism.”
“Now of course, there’s nothing wrong with a star, and the pentagram itself contains no inherent power. It has been used in many ways by many different cultures, including Christianity,” he added. “But what is he trying to communicate here? If I’m generous I think artists do this to be rebellious and for shock value. Some may actually be pushing evil.”
He warned young listeners to be aware of Satan’s power and how it distracts from God’s word.
“I’m not sure what he’s trying to communicate but don’t play with the devil kids….he plays back,” he said, quoting 1 Peter 5:8: “‘Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.’”
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In a separate post about his fear and anxiety, the rapper encouraged people to turn to God and their faith.
“Today my anxiety acted up. I battle with the kind of anxiety that lives under the surface. It’s constantly humming like computer server,” he said. “It’s to the point that nothing specific triggers it but it lingers waiting to jump out and lie to me. It used to enter my mind and tell me that my greatest fears would be realized. Now I know better. It acted up but It didn’t win. I’ve trained my mind (with the help of therapy) to know that it has no real power. God is in control.”
“Sometimes I walk thru the valley of the shadow of death. God is in control,” he continued. “Will I wrestle with this for the remainder of my life…maybe…but.. God is in control. There is a kind of fear that Peter had which God challenged, but there is another kind which is crippling fear. The kind that made Elijah run, hide and pray for God to end it all. God is present and loving in both situations. Asking us to have faith or sending an angel to remind us and restore our faith. Fear is powerful, but it’s no match for Faith.”
Today my anxiety acted up. I battle with the kind of anxiety that lives under the surface. It’s constantly humming like…