So Kanye West might change his name to ‘Christian Billionaire Genius’
By Soul Purpose
November 11, 2019
world over are trying to work out whether Kanye West’s latest involvement in
Christianity is in fact a conversion, or whether it is a marketing opportunity.
Or maybe a bit of both.
myself, are giving him the benefit of the doubt, which is fantastic, as we
don’t want to be seen to be a judgmental group. Anyone and everyone is welcome
in the kingdom, warts and all. None of us are perfect, so we cannot expect the
same from Kanye.
However, at the
Fast Company Innovation Festival in New York City last Thursday, West was
interviewed on stage by one of the magazine’s writers.
“When people say
it’s crass to call yourself a billionaire, I say I might legally change my name
to Christian Genius Billionaire Kanye West for a year until y’all understand
exactly what it is,” he told the crowd.
Kanye West is
rich. Very rich. So is his wife, Kim Kardashian. West is a 21 time Grammy
winner and a man who knows how to create publicity. He is also not afraid of
what other people think of him.
Is Kanye in
Christianity for real, or is it an attempt to build a new legion of followers
as he moves into Christian music? For one, he certainly doesn’t need the money.
That is the least of his issues.
He does seem to like attention though, and that is certainly something he is getting a lot of at present.
Whether he is for
real or not, only time will tell. Personally, I think all of the noise around
Christianity is good. If celebrities are interested in Jesus, then the rest of
the population who follow these guys and girls are likely to follow suit. That’s
tens of millions of people, if not more.
I guess the only
downside is that if Kanye falls, he will probably take a lot of followers down
with him. They may join because of him, but they also may leave if he does. But
if they can get even one small touch along the way, then we can leave it to God
to do the rest in their lives.
So let’s hold our judgments on Kanye, even if he becomes Christian
Billionaire Genius and welcome him into the Kingdom. We all need a touch
from God, including the world’s richest celebrities.