J. Cole’s Born Sinner Album – Satanic Symbolism And A False Gospel

J. Cole Album Cover Satanic | Selling your soul

J. Cole says his new album cover has no spiritual meaning.

 

Rapper J. Cole continued the trend in pop culture of using satanic and occult imagery for his new album entitled “Born Sinner.” Cole, a protégé of Jay-Z, one of the biggest promoters of occult imagery and anti-Christian lyrics in entertainment today, is part of a growing number of entertainers who seek to normalize mocking Biblical themes while promoting sinful rebellion to society.

The New Album

“It’s not necessarily a church theme and it’s not really about church. I like my album themes to be metaphors because it gives me the freedom to speak about something else that’s going on in my life, so the Born Sinner thing is not about church, it’s not even about religion. It’s using that as canvas to get other messages across and that’s what the album will be.” – J. Cole. (source).

 

The artwork for Cole’s album employs symbolism that belies his own statements about the album. In the artwork above a man (J. Cole? Satan?) with devil horns has a crown resting over his head. Here is more artwork used for Born Sinner.

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“..for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness?” – 2 Corinthians 6:14.

The “Born Sinner” logo is the shape of the Devil’s head. Cole is also holding a skull, an occult symbol, along with wearing what rappers call a “Jesus piece” – a necklace with a pendant of a distorted image of what is supposed to be the head of Jesus, on it, is somehow supposed to convey J. Cole’s being both good and evil.  Scripture provides one of the reasons the symbol of the skull is so revered in the occult:

 

And he bearing his cross went forth into a place called the place of a skull, which is called in the Hebrew Golgotha: Where they crucified him, and two other with him, on either side one, and Jesus in the midst. – John 19:17-18.

The “place of the skull” is the name of the location where Jesus was crucified, what Satan and his fallen angelic army thought was their greatest victory (not knowing that Christ would rise from the dead three days later, winning salvation for all people who believe in Him).

In the occult the skull is often explained as a symbol of passing from death to life or from ignorance to “enlightenment.” 33rd degree Freemason, Albert Pike, considered one of the greatest and most influential Freemasons of all time, wrote:

 

“The Skull and cross bones are a continual reminder that the spiritual nature obtains liberation only after the philosophical death of man’s sensuous personality.” Albert Pike (1809 – 1891),

Ascending the various degrees and occult rites in Freemasonry other esoteric societies is how the initiate moves from “mere mortal” to godhood. And the skull symbolizes this.  In the Skull and Bones secret society at Yale University, it is their main emblem:

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The emblem of the Skull and Bones Society.

 

Here is a shirt from Jay-Z’s Rocawear clothing line with the same symbol:

 

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The skull and bones symbol is all the rage in fashion today.

Cole started his career by specifically targeting rap mogul Jay-Z and pressing him for a record deal. And his chance soon came. And with his entry into rap stardom under Jay-Z’s mentorship, his music soon took on a spiritual tone.

From the song Shook Ones:

Yeah, I think about heaven sometimes, can’t wait to go
If it’s real; will I even get in? – I ain’t fo’ sho’.
Cause I’ve been sinning,
Gettin’ bent it’s been a minute since I been
Up in a church,
Only time is when my friend up in a hearse!

Cause boy I might pray but ain’t no preying on me!
I’m hot like Satan, just laying on me!
So when you get to hell you can say you know me!
I said I might pray but ain’t no preying on me!
So when you get to hell, you can say you know me!  (source).
The only purpose of church is to attend funerals ( as opposed to actually worshiping God)  but Satan is held up as a standard of comparison (“I’m hot like Satan..”).  And Cole then brags that his reputation is so great he is even known in hell. Again, how can one say this music has no spiritual message?

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Esoteric symbols have become commonplace in pop music today.

Here are lyrics from the song  The Badness:

Ay, believe in God like the sun up in the sky!
Science can tell us how how but they can’t tell us why
I seen a baby cry then seconds later she laughed, the beauty of life-

Girl you what I desire, yearning, yearning
You cay I’m easily distracted I think the problem is I’m easily attracted by the darkside
The temptation got me questioning where my heart lies
I’m trynna separate myself like apartheid
But ay the liquor keep swallowing I swear I walk with God but the devil keep following
I say the devil keep following, following
I say the devil keep following, following
I say the devil keep following, following  (source).

 

While paying lip service to ‘God’ (the God of the Bible? The Sun God? Sirius?) Cole then elaborates on his sinful desires and Satan following behind him as he pursues a life of money, drugs, alcohol and women. On this mix tape he also used a symbol to represent this duality:

 

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The symbol is the devil figure with the halo over its head. The concept of duality, or an equal balance good and evil in every person, is a New Age idea. It is a means to remove any guilt about sin and accept rebellion against Godly principles as a normal part of human life. Madame H.P. Blavatsky, one of the founding figures of the New Age Movement, and an open Luciferian, emphasized this in her book The Secret Doctrine (a book which she claimed to have written via “automatic writing”, a process where a person writes under direct possession of a demonic spirit). In it she writes:

“Esoteric philosophy shows that man is truly the manifested deity in both its aspects – good and evil.” (H.P. Blavatsky, The Secret Doctrine, p. 515)

The concept of duality runs contrary to the Bible. While mankind is indeed described as being sinners and not seeking God, this was not how humanity was intended to live. God from the beginning “divided the light from the darkness.” (Genesis 1:4).

In the Garden of Eden, Adam, made in God’s image, was meant to live in paradise for eternity with God, with no sin, no curse and no death. But it was Satan’s deceptive temptation of Eve to disobey God that changed. God had given Adam authority over the Earth and all its creatures. He had free access to all of the trees in the Garden, except for one: the Tree of The Knowledge of Good and Evil. So the first sin had its root in this same “balance” that the New Age loves. Having duality is the one thing God warned mankind to stay away from:

“And the LORD God took the man, and put him into the garden of Eden to dress it and to keep it. And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat: But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.” – Genesis 2:15-17.

God’s Word was clear – the tree that could introduce “good and evil” into one’s life would lead to certain death. And this is precisely what Satan used to lure humanity into sin and damnation. Satan had already chosen to sin, by leading an angelic rebellion against God. Now in his evil state, he sought to corrupt God’s newest creation through lies and attacking their faith in The Lord:

“Now the serpent was more [subtle] than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden? And the woman said unto the serpent, We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden: But of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die. And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die: For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.” – Genesis 3:1-5.

The exact thing that God said would bring death is what the Devil used to tempt Eve by saying it would actually make her “as a god.” In Satan’s deception being both good and evil was a way to enlightenment and deification. This was the “secret doctrine” and Eve fell right into the trap. Thousands of years later Satan uses the same deception on humanity, fooling society into thinking that though they have obvious sin and know it, the “good” in them can balance it out and thus they have no reason to worry about their eternal fate or God’s judgment.

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Madame H.P. Blavatsky taught that a person can become a “god” by mastering the good and evil within them.

 

Blavatsky fully embraced this concept writing:

“[E]soteric philosophy shows that man is truly the manifested deity in both its aspects – good and evil.”[8] Since mankind is god, it follows through the “law of spiritual development” that “mankind will become freed from its false gods, and find itself finally – SELF-REDEEMED.” (The Secret Doctrine, p. 420).

According to Blavatsky, once man realize the good and evil in him, he can ascend to godhood and be “self-redeemed.” This is Satan’s agenda- to get people to not worry or have concern about their sin or the need for a Savior.  The New Age continually preaches the message that a person has to only look to themselves for redemption or “spiritual awakening.” But the Bible says we are to repent and look to Jesus Christ.

Following her corrupted line of reasoning, Blavatsky also concluded that rather than being truly evil, Satan was the “savior of humanity”:

“Satan and his rebellious host would thus prove, when the meaning of the allegory is explained, to have refused to create physical man, only to become the direct Saviours and the Creators of ‘divine Man.’.. Satan will now be shown, in the teaching of the Secret Doctrine, allegorized as Good, and Sacrifice, a God of Wisdom, under different names.”[15] Blavatsky added, “In this case it is but natural – even from the dead letter standpoint – to view Satan, the Serpent of Genesis, as the real creator and benefactor, the Father of Spiritual mankind. For it is he who was the ‘Harbinger of Light,’ bright radiant Lucifer, who opened the eyes of the automaton created by Jehovah, as alleged; and he who was the first to whisper: ‘in the day ye eat thereof ye shall be as Elohim, knowing good and evil’ – can only be regarded in the light of a Saviour. “ (The Secret Doctrine, p. 243).

Blavatsky took Satan’s deception of Eve directly from the Bible and praised it as a good moment in history. J. Cole in his new album also references this exact same account from Scripture. Here are some of the lyrics from his song “Forbidden Fruit”:

Me and my b—-, took a little trip
Down to the garden, took a little dip (oh noo)
Apple juice falling from her lips took a little sip (boom)
Little sip
Took a little sip, took a little sip
T-T-Took a little, took a little, took a little sip (uh)
Uh huh (source).

 

Once again, as is the case with his mentors Jay-Z and Kanye West, a rapper makes blatant disrespectful references to the Bible in his lyrics. Here Cole puts himself in the place of Satan in the Garden of Eden, tempting Eve to eat from the “forbidden fruit.” What spirit is leading his music? If someone is supposedly a believer in God, why would they so blasphemously make a song playing the role of Satan in the story from Scripture that is the start of all the evil and sin in the world? It is not the Spirit of the God of the Bible. The Lord calls His believers to be “holy” which means separate, from the sinful world. Rather than promote duality, the Bible commands true Christians to have no part with the glorification of evil, demonic forces or the occult:

“Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness? And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel? And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you.” – 2 Corinthians 6:13-17.

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A satanic hand sign is also featured in the album artwork.

 

The fact of the matter is that Satan’s “promise” was a lie. Adam and Eve never became “gods.” Instead, they were shamed, caught by the true God of the Bible and banished from the Garden of Eden. They suffered spiritual death by losing their direct fellowship and interaction with God.  And in their exile, separated from the Tree of Life (which they were permitted to eat from and live forever) they introduced pain, suffering and death into the world. The Bible says: “Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned..” (Romans 5:12). Because of Adam’s sin, humanity’s nature was corrupted and the curse of death passed onto to all people as we are all Adam’s descendants. And the only way to escape this certain death and punishment for our sins is not “self-redemption” or “secret knowledge”, it’s through Jesus Christ. It is through faith in Christ, who took the punishment for sin on the cross, as a sacrifice for the world, that a person can receive free forgiveness for their sins and eternal life.

This is the message that Satan does not want the world to hear. The Apostle Paul wrote:

“But have renounced the hidden things of dishonesty, not walking in craftiness, nor handling the word of God deceitfully; but by manifestation of the truth commending ourselves to every man’s conscience in the sight of God. But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost: In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.” – 2 Corinthians 4:2-3.

Rather than use trickery with God’s Word, the Apostles of Jesus Christ, preach it openly and honestly. And Paul continues by saying that if the Gospel is hidden to anyone, it is only because they have been blinded by Satan, the present “god of this world” (referring to Satan’s temporary authority in this corrupted era of humanity) who has blinded unsaved people from seeing the truth of the Bible. And even from a “conscious rapper” like J. Cole, he has no problem extolling his lustful desires for women and money, using foul language and promoting sin. But for an artist like J. Cole who is supposedly both “good and evil” where is any promotion of the Gospel? Where are positive statements about Jesus Christ and praising faith in God?  Where are the lyrics that say we have all sinned and need God’s forgiveness? Or pointing people to the Bible?   None are ever stated – but this subtle deception goes completely unnoticed by the millions of fans who accept the image and message promoted by the artists with no questioning.

 

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Though labeled a “positive” rapper, J. Cole consistently promotes the love of money and sinful rebellion.

 

 

Satan will literally use “any means” to corrupt and deceive people. And certainly wealth, fame and sinful pleasure has seduced many well-meaning aspiring artists to become tools of the music industry spreading a message of sinful rebellion in exchange for a record deal. And their unwitting fans pay for music that pumps that music into their hearts and minds, blinding themselves in the process with a false Gospel of “live for yourself!”, “make money” or “you are god.”

 

 

Cole makes this message clear later in the song Forbidden Fruit:

Don’t s— last, and you know that
Went to hell, got hot didn’t melt
The only man above me is God himself
All these other niggas is below me
Word to Phife, Q-Tip, Ali, and Jarobi

Here Cole again brags about his credentials in Hell as he went and “didn’t melt.” And while it might appear that he is praising God in the next verse, he subtly acknowledges which “God” following that. He concludes this section by saying “Word to Phife, Q-tip, Ali and Jarobi” the four members of rap group A Tribe Called Quest. Tribe Called Quest got their start in the 1980s as part of a collective called Native Tongues. These artists all embraced Afrocentric spiritual beliefs known as Five Percenter Theology, Nation of Gods And Earth and Nuwaubianism.  According to Wikipedia:

“The Nation of Gods and Earths teaches that black people are the original people of the planet Earth, and therefore they are the fathers (Gods) and mothers (Earths) of civilization.[1] The Nation teaches that the science of Supreme Mathematics is the key to understanding humankind’s relationship to the universe. The Nation does not believe in a traditional God but instead teaches that the Asiatic Blackman is God [sic] and his proper name is Allah, an acronym for Arm, Leg, Leg, Arm, Head.” (source).
“Rappers like Busta Rhymes, Wu Tang Clan, Rakim, Nas and a Tribe Called Quest have all proscribed to the teachings and spread the message in their music and songs.” (Seth Ferranti, Street Legends, Vol. 1).

So in very subtle reference, Cole gives a nod to five percenter theology, which teaches that man, and specifically the Black man, is god, going back to the same deception from the Garden of Eden. Jay-Z, Cole’s mentor has also been connected to five percenter theology. Five percenters often address one another with the greeting “Peace god”, a phrase Jay-Z used in the verse of his song “Run This Town.” As e detailed in our article on Kanye West, Jay-Z has also taken on the name of God, Jehovah, as his own nickname, calling himself “Jay-Hova.” And here is a shirt he made for his Rocawear line:

 

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A shirt about Jay-Z from his Rocawear clothing line. The statement seems pretty clear.

Additionally Kanye West, also a protégé of Jay-Z, called his newest album Yeezus, a nickname he created for himself and appeared on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine made up to resemble Jesus Christ on the cross. The consistent spiritual message is man’s ability to become god. So it should be no surprise that Cole has now embraced the concept as well. More occult spiritual messages are given in J. Cole’s song Villuminati, (the rapper’s “response” to rumors about him being a member of a secret society):

Did a deal with the Devil but now I’m pleading with him
Like give me my soul
[Bridge]
My n—
I ain’t ever letting you go again
I ain’t ever letting go
I ain’t ever letting you go again
Please give me my soul
I ain’t ever letting go
I ain’t ever letting you go again
Please give me my soul
I ain’t ever letting go
But the Devil don’t play fair 
Crashing burning, the thing that I mostly fear
Was on track for the first two years
Then I let the Devil steer, and now we’re halfway here
Now I got to mask my tears, but I..  (source).

 

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Kanye West and J. Cole, releasing their albums on the same day, both mock Bible Scripture.

A person does not have to openly acknowledge Satan to have him “steering” the wheel of their life. Living in sinful rebellion, denying God and refusing to believe in His Gospel are all it takes to die in your own sin and spend eternity in Hell and the Lake of Fire. The same delusion occurs when one sees themselves as a “god” or “balanced with good and evil.” In both cases, the individual does not see the need to repent of their sin and thus they are still guilty before God. And this is precisely what the Devil has wanted since the first two people were created. Do not be deceived.

Are We Really Born Sinners?

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Rapper Biggie Smalls who coined the phrase “Born sinner.” (Notice the emblem on his jacket).

“As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one..” – Romans 3:10.

 

“For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;” – Romans 3:23.
“Come now, and let us reason together, saith the LORD: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.” – Isaiah 1:18.

J. Cole does make a valid point – because of the sin of Adam and Eve in the Garden, all people are born with a sin nature, inherited because of the fall of humanity. And all people sin throughout their lives and have thus earned God’s wrath and rightful judgment against them. That is the bad news, but it is not the end of the story. The good news is that God, in His love and His mercy, made a plan to redeem humanity and have our sins pardoned. And it was through Jesus Christ, who not a “born sinner.” He became human to be the one person “born sinless” and lived a sinless life. All to be a willing, perfect sacrifice to atone for the sins of humanity.

Romans chapter 5 says: “For if by one man’s offence death reigned by one; much more they which receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness shall reign in life by one, Jesus Christ.) Therefore as by the offence of one judgment came upon all men to condemnation; even so by the righteousness of one the free gift came upon all men unto justification of life.”

 

Just as Adam brought sin into the world, Jesus Christ, the Last Adam, brought forgiveness and redemption into the world through His death on the cross and resurrection. Just as Adam passed on sin, Jesus passes on His perfect, sinless life to those who believe in Him. And that is received through the new Spirit that God puts in everyone who believes, hence the term being “born again.” In this spiritual rebirth, a person goes from being a born sinner to being “born sinless.” In God’s eyes, a born again believer is now innocent, with their sins justly forgiven, and receives a new spirit, born of God, that seeks to please God rather than disobey. 2 Corinthians 5 says: “Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.”
Rather than send humanity on a quest for secret knowledge, God sent His Son, to do all the work to make peace between humanity and The Lord. Jesus Christ said: “For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.” (John 3:17). All sins, past, present and future can be forgiven when a person puts their faith and trust in Jesus Christ. If someone is both good and evil, they are all evil in God’s eyes. But thanks to Jesus Christ, a person can be born again, declared sinless before God and have eternal life.

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  1. Well-written article yet again…

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  2. Giovanni says:

    Awesome article man. Keep up the great work

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  3. can u delete all ty add this instead i done GB
    http://beginningandend.com/j-coles-born-sinner-album-satanic-symbolism-and-a-false-gospel/ Something i been led to share on Beginning and End Page and i appreciate when there is another looking out to help others see Truth and what God says and Gods Point of view on it ,,, this page is very detail on biblical scripture that exposes the enemie cuz they so darn crafty and try to get where ever they can to steal kill and destroy !

    As been in prayer for our now christian artist now like coming out of a closet ???
    This is what i feel and was just seeking what everyone thinks about it ??? If you feeling the same no pun intended just anything that goes against God we t Pluck out and cut off and not Promote, Gods Will be done be In Jesus Name amen

    hi Praise God, i been in prayer seeking God to talk to me about our christian music artist, popular ones that been in music industry for a while and very well loved, they have become pretty dark and there is confusion whether they a sheep in wolves clothing, Jesus culture, toby mac now with this new album with the eye symbol and his lyrics he has a new advocate in the song??? and his past song about the illumati The song Eye on It,, and britt nicole, and flyleaf total deception to me [ 1 Thessalonians 5:22
    22 Abstain from all appearance of evil. ] http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=1%20Thessalonians%205&version=KJV&utm_expid=13466113-5&utm_referrer=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.biblegateway.com%2Fpassage%2F%3Fsearch%3D1%2BThessalonians%2B5%253A22%26version%3DKJV

    and the list goes on, alot of the newer bands, i was listening to the song of artist that sings get me out of my mind, by athem lights, and they went into a song that led into saying go out in world do as you wish and party it up and all this kind of stuff and live, i was flawed, it was at a christian concert, and they was listening to thissss, think winter jam, had a calvanist sharing as a special guest, i will post the video when find it, still looking, but i been following alot of these artist for yrs now, and so thrown too by the way they mixing and mingling, and i just can’t stand it, know we all sinners and fall short but not indulge in it, and if keep promoting something that is occultic symbol, that you know the times we liven, as if its alright, lyrics that make you think twice, i have a issue with that, God is not the author of confusion

    being born again is turning away from and towards God,,, the part where we repent???

    We all under attack, and i really enjoyed there music, alot of it is very encouragen, but when you see the videos, that is another story, and now words are evan being exposed as confusion

    as i can’t help think now too, they pawns for the new world order thats rising !
    Devils in Sheep Clothing !

    just my view and wondered if you have a sharing started on any of this, or feel same, and what others think??? thanks for the exposure, the world needs it as the Lord blessings ! In Jesus GB

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  4. I love some of J. Cole’s songs. He seemed like a pretty cool guy to me, sent positive messages in some of his songs… but I’m really disappointed in what he’s been doing :/

    Hopefully he repents. We should pray for him.

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    • Jameccia says:

      @Gak. I have a question for you. If someone spoke badly of your mother, and said that what she has taught you is not true. Make fun of her by making songs that cast her in a bad light. Would you still “love” their music because not all of their songs are about making fun of your mother? Are how about if your child ran off and “loved” someone music who made fun of you and how you raised your child. Would be upset that your child betrayed you? I am not judging you are ridiculing your comment but I’m just tryin to understand how you can “love” some of someone music who is making fun of your Lord. Please understand that this is hypothetical of course and not meant to relay anything bad about your mother or you child if you have any. Just trying to understand your logic.
      PS Good job B&E, thank you…

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      • Jameccia, I’m not Gak so I cannot speak for him/her for certain but these rappers change as time goes on. When they start on mixtapes some of them may rap about the usual sinful stuff common to man but they don’t blaspheme or compare themselves to God (some even show a little respect and praise for God). But as they grow in popularity and recognition those blaspheming messages seep in. I used to enjoy Kanye West back in the day but I had to stop listening to his music when he started putting the occult and blaspheming messages in his music. Granted, I’ve never been a big J. Cole fan so I cannot say if he started out differently as Kanye West did but I suspect so. The industry gets a hold of these guys and their messages change. They grow darker and more occult. I think that is evidence of someone or something’s hand at play that sees the talent and bends it.

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      • Boy from NY says:

        I know this website is probably gonna be pissed off that I’m writing again, but I gotta go with gak. Don’t understand the dude above me’s reasoning. Gotta rep Kanye and Jay-Z. Best artists of my generation. Started laughin when they said “the black man is god”. I was like “man, this article just lost any credibility”. RIP Biggie

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        • do you know anything bout the 5%ers? go look it up, they were black muslims who created this new theology wherein they thought they were gods. i feel you on Cole and Hov bein the hardest rappers in the game, but that 5% isnt b.s. Nas, AZ, tribe called quest, prodigy… all those NY rappers were apart of it

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          • The 5%ers is wrong in their doctrine as well. To believe the “black man is god” There is no other god except the GOD in heaven. That makes their belief void as well they remind me of Hebrew Israelite.

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        • 5 percenters do believe that the black man is god and they are, do some research and you’ll find out the same thing. Stop reading a book that constantly contradicts itself and start paying attention to real knowledge. Then you’ll recognize that the black man is the god of earth.

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          • Hi Dwayne,

            Thanks for your comment. What makes a person a god?

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          • Notice your last comment “god of earth” Satan calls himself “gold of earth” Satanists believe they are like gods as well. All of this is lower case “god” because again there is only ONE True GOD and that is the GOD in heaven The almighty. Real knowledge is in the bible you just have to expand your mind.

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  5. Voice of Reason says:

    You guys can’t possibly be this gullible. These entertainers are laughing at you. They record labels and artists keep teasing you with this Illuminati nonsense knowing it only creates more buzz and sell more records. If you seriously think a member of a powerful secret society would be so public, then we should pray for you delusions. You do know that many of these artists have vehemently denied being in Illuminati and many of them have professed a love for God.

    Do you know why entertainers compare themselves to gods and allude to biblical references? Ego. Plain and simple all these other explanations are pure speculation and baseless. Using Occam’s razor is pretty helpful and I advise you trying using it daily. And from my history in the church, sin is sin. You don’t need see satanic imagery on an album cover to realize this. What you are doing is akin to the Salem witch trials and Spanish Inquisition and articles like these are another reason why people are moving away from the church in droves.

    I leave you with this line in J Cole’s album you conveniently omitted:

    “This next three bars is dedicated to the retards
    Keep on asking me about the Illuminati
    Is you stupid nigga
    Young Black millionaire
    Old White billionaires
    I’m sure that they could do without me
    And I ain’t really into sacrificing human bodies ”

    and Kendrick Lamar

    “Who said a black man in the Illuminati?
    Last time I checked that was the biggest racist party
    So get up off that slave ship
    Build your own pyramids, write your own hieroglyphs”

    and Kayne

    “I hope the people is listening
    I could never sell my soul, I gave it back to God at my christening
    Its tickelin’ when I hear what haters be whisperin’
    What makes you think an Illuminati would ever let some niggas in?”

    Quit judging people you don’t know or never talked to and stop comparing everything to your narrow world view. You are doing the church a disservice.

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    • You’re right. They aren’t IN the Illuminati. They probably have never even been in a room with anyone that belongs to such a cabal (if Illuminati is even the appropriate title). BUT, I think they’re puppets either willingly or unknowingly (Not all or even most but certainly some of the bigger names in the industry). The messages are just too consistent and grow ever more bold as the years go on. You don’t see an agenda in play?

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      • Voice of Reason says:

        Yes. The agenda is to sell records and make boat loads of money and Christians have given them a great marketing tool. By claiming the are somehow vehicles of devil worship (and this basically categorizing sin FYI) you enhance the perception of their power.

        Do you know why the messages are getting bolder and more overt? B/c they realize what an excellent marketing tool this Illuminati business is. Case in point this blog: J Cole’s album just got free press on a website that would otherwise not talk about him if it wasn’t for the conspiracy theories.

        “Any press is good press.”

        You are right about one thing. They’re puppets alright, but they work for the greed of record industry, not some satanic cult.

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        • When the author uses the word “Illuminati” I honestly don’t think he/she means some old guys in hats meeting in a room and sacrificing children. I think he/she means the idea of sinful behavior growing more rapidly tolerable in society. I personally don’t like to use the word “Illuminati” because it brings to mind images of Luciferians and guys chanting around a magic fire.

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          • Although I agree the author does go overboard sometimes. But it’s impossible to reject the fact that the music industry and Hollywood have gone down the crapper.

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    • Hi Voice of Reason,

      Thanks for your comments. However, with all due respect, you’re being unreasonable! Lol. You are arguing points that are not in the article and not addressing what was actually written. As Gak correctly pointed out, nowhere in the article is there a statement about J. Cole attending secret meetings with billionaires, white or otherwise. So it is a straw man argument.

      You also criticize the article for “judging people” we do not know or never talked to. Yet you just before that explain exactly why J. Cole writes his music and puts this type of artwork in his album. How do you know this? Do you know him? Did you speak to him? It sounds like a presumption on your part with no evidence.

      The point of the article is that album is promoting sin and sinful ideas while at the same time incorporating satanic imagery. If these assertions are wrong, please feel free to list what part of the article is incorrect. The bible commands Christians, (i.e., Bible-believing Christians) to “have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them”. Music that promotes sin, blasphemes the Bible and gives homage to Satan falls under the category of “unfruitful works of darkness.” The word reprove means to show something by proof or expose. So while it may seem to those who are fans of J. Cole and Kanye, etc., that this is a “disservice”, it’s actually obeying The Lord over following our own lust for blasphemous hip hop music.

      When this website uses the term “Illuminati” (which does not even occur in this article) it is referring to Satan’s kingdom. It is the devil that is pulling the “puppet strings” of people who willfully or unwittingly do his bidding. As the Bible states:

      “And you hath he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins; 2 Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience: 3 Among whom also we all had our conversation in times past in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind; and were by nature the children of wrath, even as others.” – Ephesians 2:1-3.

      People who are unsaved, or spiritually dead, are literally being led and influenced by the spirit of the “prince of the power of the air”, a title for Satan. This is not conspiracy theory. This is coming straight from Scripture, in context. It’s very easy to look at worldly situations and put zero blame on the devil, but the Bible doesn’t do this. Thus while a rapper can say they are not “Illuminati-affiliated” (ignoring for a moment the overwhelming amount of lying that takes place in rap music when crafting one’s “public persona” -i.e., Rick Ross, etc.), maybe they don’t attend Council on Foreign Relations meetings. But that does not mean they are not doing the work of the true head of the Illuminati – the Devil.

      So it just comes down believing God over our own ideas and theories. Just offering this for consideration. God bless.

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      • Voice of Reason says:

        1. I’m unreasonable? Oh the irony. You said this:

        Ascending the various degrees and occult rites in Freemasonry other esoteric societies is how the initiate moves from “mere mortal” to godhood. And the skull symbolizes this. In the Skull and Bones secret society at Yale University, it is their main emblem

        So why exactly would you put that in there if you weren’t alluding to the fact that they aren’t affiliated with secret societies? You’re either misleading or accusing. You can’t make comparisons like these are pretend like you aren’t making accusations.

        As Gak correctly pointed out, nowhere in the article is there a statement about J. Cole attending secret meetings with billionaires, white or otherwise. So it is a straw man argument.

        Do you understand what a metaphor is? lol. The main point of those quotes aren’t the billionaires or white men. It’s the fact they are denying association with the occult or any of these secret societies. It’s not rocket science.

        2.

        You also criticize the article for “judging people” we do not know or never talked to. Yet you just before that explain exactly why J. Cole writes his music and puts this type of artwork in his album. How do you know this? Do you know him? Did you speak to him? It sounds like a presumption on your part with no evidence.

        You can’t be this dense. The difference between me and you is you are judging J Cole for his imagery and I’m commenting on the entertainment industry as a whole. Big difference. Furthermore, my accounts are based on first hand accounts of people in the front offices of these record companies. A quick google search will educate you on how the music industry is capitalizing on the Illuminati nonsense to sell records.

        My main point is people like you are focusing on these meaningless rappers and entertainers when there are much worse, salient forces at work (ie. Republican party, Wall Street, record industry executives, military industrial complex, etc.). You intentions might be good, but you doing nothing more than “exposing” the pawns and minions.

        My secondary point is I don’t think you understand metaphors. For instance you cite this quote from J. Cole:

        But ay the liquor keep swallowing I swear I walk with God but the devil keep following
        I say the devil keep following, following
        I say the devil keep following, following
        I say the devil keep following, following

        He’s simply acknowledging that he gets tempted by sinful desires, but somehow you link this verse and and image of J Cole with a halo as promoting New Age ideas of duality. That is an absurd jump in logic and nothing more that confirmation bias.

        Like I said before, you should try applying Occam’s razor to your suspicions.

        Lastly, your are in no position to judge anyone. Have a good day.

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        • Welcome back Voice of reason and thanks for your comments. I will try once again to respond to your points.

          1. Skull and Bones – Because the article defines the esoteric meaning of Skull and Bones does not mean I am saying J. Cole is a member of Skull and Bones (having not attended Yale University, he obviously is not). The point is the promotion of occult, satan, blasphemy of Christianity and sinful rebellion. That is not up for debate when it comes to these particular artists. And that is the point the article is making, as I already said to you. And you have yet to show where the article is wrong on this account.

          2. The Music Industry “in general” – As flattering as it is, I don’t think that when corporate executives are sitting in meeting rooms planning out their investment of millions into these artists they are thinking “if we can get an article on Beginning and End, we’ll hit it big.” But regardless of what may or may not motivate music industry executives, the point the article is making is that SATAN is influencing ALL UNSAVED people. So to see the fruits of an artist come out in this manner (satanic imagery in the artwork, blasphemy in lyrics, sin promotion, etc.) is just the logical result of having the spirit of the devil leading you. This is what the Bible clearly teaches in Ephesians chapter 2. Whether you choose to believe that is your prerogative but this site is about sharing the Biblical perspective on things in society.

          Additionally, your comments reflect a very modern perspective. If you look throughout history of music from Robert Johnson, to the Beatles, rolling stones, led Zepplin, The Doors, Jimi Hendrix, Michael jackson, Madonna and all the other biggest stars in music, they all share a common involvement in the occult. And they did not generate any “buzz” form it. People bought their records because they liked their music not because anyone was accusing them of being Illuminati. Yet they still persisted in it, putting it in their music, album artwork and videos. So it’s hardly surprising to see that continue with the big artists today.

          3. Judgment – Matthew 7 is one of the most misquoted passages in the Bible. It refers to hypocritical judgment. Not, judging in general. So in other words, I would be in error if I was making rap albums that promote sin, mock the Bible and use satanic imagery and the go and criticize J. Cole for the same thing. That is what the passage is conveying. Jesus said to judge “righteous judgment” meaning in accordance with the Bible. And that is precisely what this article is doing. And if you do not believe the Bible, again, that is your prerogative and we can respectfully agree to disagree on this one. I’m totally fine with that. But it does not change the fact that Christians are commanded to expose these satanic influences in society and have no part with them.

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        • Leighla says:

          Voice of Reason- Maybe you should read 1 Corinthians 5 in its exegetical context, but we can judge immoral behavior by someone who claims to be in the faith.

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    • Your right they are NOT in the Illuminati they are helping to push the luciferian agenda. They consist of 13 bloodlines ONLY most of these rappers are NOT apart of this group. But they may be apart of other secret societies like Boule and etc. Stop letting people think they are just doing this for a buck or for a marketing tool..If this is for a marketing tool then why embarrass yourself and put yourself out there like that? That’s where selling your soul comes from!!! It doesn’t necessarily have to be a talk with the devil! Open your eyes people stop being so deceived… All these distractions have people like zombies (Facebook,twitter,candy crush,insta) Turn off the programing box open a book (the bible) expand your mind! Its all in there….. The real Knowledge

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  6. Voice of Reason says:

    Gak:
    Although I agree the author does go overboard sometimes. But it’s impossible to reject the fact that the music industry and Hollywood have gone down the crapper.

    It’s going down the crapper b/c of greed. Everything you see in Hollywood and the music industry is designed to sell more records and movies. This is no different than Wall Street and politics.

    And all this stuff is more tolerable b/c the church has ostracized and prejudged a large subsection of the population and it’s aligned themselves with hypocrites (ie. the Republican party). When the church constantly condemns others where else do you think they will turn too.

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  7. Summergirl says:

    Kanye West’s baby was born on 6/15/2013. Or in other words, 6/1+5 = 6/2+0+1+3 =6. The baby’s birth date is 666.

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  8. Summergirl says:

    Kanye West’s baby was born on 6/15/2013. Or in other words, 6/1+5 = 6/2+0+1+3 =6. The baby’s birth date is 666. And the baby’s name is North. According to Kris Jenner, it’s Kim and Kanye’s “highest point together.” Kind of like the Most High?!

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    • Summergirl, I’m so glad that you’re so passionate about finding the truth, but, unfortunately, you’re doing it wrong. You’re taking certain things for more than they are. While I personally don’t really like Kim or Kanye, and I do believe they are leaving a bad influence on society, ANYTHING can be used to a conspiracy theorist’s advantage when numbers are involved. For example, if someone’s birthday is on 9/11, that doesn’t mean they are connected in some way to Islamic terrorism.

      I guess what I’m saying is: don’t read too much into things. What Kris said about their “highest point together” was a joke to reference the fact that the baby’s name is North, which is affiliated with being high up, and the baby lifts their spirits and makes them happy. By connecting that statement to wanting to be the Most High, I would say you’re pushing the envelope, but you’ve already completely destroyed the envelope.

      Now I have to go get a new envelope with this dollar I have in my pocket.

      I wanted to buy a lollipop with that dollar.

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  10. Just an question says:

    If you learn how to master your good and evil .. then can’t you stop the evil and just use the good ? I think you might be missing the message . If you dont acknowledge that adam and eve have put sin into our lives , we are born into sin , and we have to control our negatives to then be able to do positive . If we only do positive , then we’ll be sinless , and walk like Jesus . Which is walking like God , or God like . What if you’re understanding of freemasonry is the total opposite of the truth ? Just a question .

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    • Hi Just an question – Unfortunately for human beings, there is no “mastery of evil.” The history of humanity attests to this as all of the billions of people born on this Earth have sinned. And sinned repeatedly. Except one person – Jesus Christ, the Son of God.

      No Christian is going to be sinless as long as we are in our sinful flesh. Our flesh is born of Adam and is thus corrupt. It is the spirit in a Christian that is born again. And it is not until the Rapture that Christians will receive a new body, that is of God and not with the sin nature we all presently have. So there’s no worry that we are going to be “God like.” It ain’t happening. Sadly, we have all proven that every single day because we all sin in thought, word or deed every single day.

      But what we can do is seek forgiveness for our sins. And that is why the perfect man, Jesus Christ, came to Earth. To serve as the atonement for all of us failed and sinful humans. To reconcile us to God the Father.

      And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation; 19 To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation. – 2 Corinthians 5:18-19.

      Jesus Christ, God in the flesh, provides the peace between man and God when we put our faith and trust in Him. This is how we “Ascend” and have the true immortality. Freemasonry will not get you there and makes no attempt to provide atonement for sins. Only faith in Jesus Christ will. So my question for you is: have your sins been forgiven? Or do you still stand guilty before the True and Living God?

      How To Get to Heaven
      http://beginningandend.com/how-to-get-to-heaven/

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    • Dear, if evil could choose good, it would not be evil, (which is apart of why Yeshua said, you did not choose me, I chose you) evil creatures cannot be good and vise Vera, the north cannot be the south and vise verse, it must be one or the other. Evil opposes good and vise versa, there can be no harmony. A being with ANY evil in it cannot at the same time have good in it and it cannot be evil and still master (rebuke) evil (it’s self). There is no sound logic in the human reasoning that we are good and evil, to say such you must cast of the basic definition of evil and good and oppose Yhwh’s wisdom which tells us the heart of man is evil, and our ‘good’ deeds are as filthy rags. Yhwh never calls us good, should we listen to man ( who cannot even understand how he got here, much less speak on lofty spiritual realities such as good and evil) or Yhwh who is the author of every spiritual reality.

      We humans use the word perfection like we use the word love, we use love to say I love my new shoes and I love my God ( two very different things being expressed w/ the same word) perfection is the same way. We say my car is perfect and Yhwh is perfect.. When the reality is Christ never sinned b/c He was perfect, not the other way around, (His lack of sin did not make Him perfect, He was perfect so He never sinned) and if our cars were perfect in the true since of the word, they would never breakdown, never fail ect… We can strive to control ourselves to not sin but the reality is perfection does not come from not sinning it comes only by being God, anyone who is not God is not perfect.. Including adm and eve, had thy been perfect they would not have sinned. Not the other way around.

      So it remains God is the truth and everyman is a liar, Yhwh says when he looks at us He sees sin,but when we are saved He looks at us and only sees The Blood covering us, He no longer sees sin, Itis that simple, The Blood is a covering, ( like w/the Israelites in Egypt) it covers the evil people that come under it, so they may be “Passed over”.. The blood covering us is the only way for Yhwh to look at us and see perfection, b/c only He is perfect, and His perfection (real perfection) is not based on anything, it just is.

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  11. I was really sceptical when I saw the title of this.
    I thought it was going to be another article demonizing rappers and hiphop culture,
    taking quotes out of context and not engaging with the totality of the album or the overall
    message that the artist is presenting.
    BUT IT WASN’T. It was a fair and clear look at the album and what J cole is saying,
    Acknowledging he is right about some things and pointing out the precise points
    that disagree with the Christian Faith.

    We Need More Christian Writers Like You, that stand for the Faith but do so with Respect
    for other non-christian cultures. Not pigeon-holing it, hearing one lyric and dismissing it
    but really trying to understand the culture on its own terms and taking in the whole album, text,
    philsophy….etc.

    THANK YOU for being such a good representative.

    I am both a christian and a Hip-hop, but after reading this honestly, I will try to cease
    listen to Born Sinner (which I found to be musically incredible).
    AT least when I do listen, I will be aware of the imagery and lines that are ungodly.

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    • No we don’t need more Christian writers like him, judging a man because he’s successful when he shouldn’t be judging ANYBODY at all

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  12. He who has not sinned throw the first stone. How can you judge a man none of you know? Furthermore, he is a Christian but he doesn’t go to church all the time. One would call this a babe in Christ. Irriational articles like this only push him and others further away from having a relationship with our Lord Jesus Christ. Chill on him, he’s one of the few God fearing men in the industry. Not one man is perfect. Please remember that.

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    • Hi Curtis,
      You’re right, but I don’t think that is what the author is doing here.

      We are judging his words and actions the same way that if someone gets on television and says “I hate X (I didn’t want to put anyone in the example) people.” Are we not to believe them? Are we not to try to correct this? Are we not to try to speak to the hearts of X people and let them know they are okay? Where would we be if we had done this? During slavery, should we have said, “Well, slaves have sinned too so we can’t throw stones at their captors?” That is not what we are commissioned to do, we don’t judge the sinner, we judge the sin. Who said he was a babe in Christ? We don’t know that.

      When a person gets a microphone and records his thoughts and agenda then there are clearly people he is trying to affect with his words. I am an artist so I know, this is what we do. Some things I say to the public, others I do not. When I do, there is always someone I am trying to reach with my words.

      J Cole should have examined his relationship with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ BEFORE he spoke to find out if it is HIS will that he gives this so-called “testimony” before its time. This is what real repentant sinners do.

      The Bible says clean water and dirty water cannot both flow from the same spring James 3:11. If he was really changed and a God fearing man we probably wouldn’t be having this discussion.

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  13. Pure comedy. You internet trolls have way too much time on your hands.

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  14. BornSinningLivingBetter says:

    If you’re going to “interpret” his album for us, don’t pick and choose… Interpret the ACTUAL song Born Sinner I dare you. And say it’s not a Gospel song praising God and asking forgiveness and accepting that he will die, unlike your portrayal of him as a satanist who thinks he’ll live forever. You’re the one misleading people here.. I’m ashamed I believe in the same God as a person who picks and chooses what they interpret and how (sometimes you take it – the Bible or a song – literally or if it doesn’t fit you, metaphorically ie REACHING)….

    Here is verse one btw, interpret it please! I wanna see you make it satanic/unholy/blasphemous/masonic/illuminati-like…

    Spinning in circles, live my life without
    rehearsal
    If I die today my n— was it business? Was
    it personal?
    Should this be my last breath, I’m blessed
    cause it was purposeful
    Never got to church to worship Lord but
    please be merciful
    You made me versatile, well-rounded like
    cursive
    Now you chose me for a purpose, I put my
    soul in these verses
    Born sinner, was never born to be perfect
    Sucka for women licking their lips and holding
    these purses
    Back when we ran the streets who would think
    we grow to be murderers
    Teachers treated n– as if they totally
    worthless
    And violent, and hopeless
    I saw but never noticed that the college point
    is right to
    “Be All That You Can Be” posters
    Rest in peace to Tiffany, I don’t know if this is
    the realest shit I wrote
    But know the realest n— wrote this
    And signed it, and sealed it in a envelope and
    knew one day you’d find it
    And knew one day you’d come back and
    rewind this, singing

    [Hook: James Fauntleroy]
    I’m a born sinner, but I’ll die better than that;
    swear.
    You were always where I needed you to be
    whether you were there or not there (I was
    there)
    I was born sinning but I live better than that
    (better than that, better than that)
    And if you ain’t f— with that, I don’t care.

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    • Greetings,

      Thanks for your comments. This song actually typifies the point of the article. Yes, there is a credit given to “God” for making J. Cole. And a plea for mercy. But the rest of the song moves on to a different subject – namely, Coles’ struggles to make music in his own artistic vision rather than going mainstream. He makes this same point throughout the album, especially on the song “Let Nas Down.”

      In the hook he is referring to music always being there for him, not God. And in terms of “living better”, by who’s standards will he be better? It sounds like his own. How can I say this? Because nowhere on the album does Cole ever say “I’m gonna start going to church”, “I believe in Jesus for the forgiveness of my sins”, “I know the Bible is the only place to find the cure for the sickness of this sin business I’ve been in…” or anything of the sort. Nowhere does he ever give a Christian testimony or encourage anyone to believe in The Lord Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of sins.

      In verse 2, it’s just an homage to a (former or present) girlfriend:

      Yeah, this music s– is a gift
      But God help us make it cause this music business is a cliff
      I got a life in my grip, she holding tight to my wrist
      She screaming: “Don’t let me slip”
      She see the tears in my eyes, I see the fear on her lips
      True when I told you, you the only reason why I don’t flip and go insane
      My roof in the pouring rain
      You knew me before the fame, don’t lose me the more I change, no
      Just grow with me, go broke you go broke with me
      I smoke you gon’ smoke with me
      Woman’s curse since birth, man lead her to the hearse
      I go Bobby you go with me damn
      Listen here, I’ll tell you my biggest fears
      You the only one who knows them
      Don’t you ever go expose them
      This life is harder than you’ll probably ever know
      Emotions I hardly ever show
      More for you than for me
      Don’t you worry yourself
      I gotta do this for me
      They tell me life is a test but where’s a tutor for me
      Pops came late I’m already stuck in my ways
      Ducking calls from my mother for days
      Sometimes she hate the way she raised me but she love what she raised
      Can’t wait to hand her these house keys with nothing to say
      Except

      Again, what is the theme? Navigating to success in the music industry. Making millions while doing music the serious J. Cole fans (like yourself, I presume) appreciate. And then he gives credit to a woman who apparently dated him during his attempt to rise to fame. Again, this is not a Christian testimony. While mentioning God is nice, this verse could have been written by a Muslim, buddhist or Hindu. There is nothing that promotes Christianity in this song. And this is one of the main points of the article. With all the heavy occult imagery, many verses about sinning, fornicating, doing drugs, money and the lust for fame, where are the lyrics that show the supposed “Christian side”? Where are the lyrics that share the Gospel, the lyrics that proclaim the name of Jesus Christ, that promote reading the Bible or living for God over the world? They are nowhere to be found. At the end of the day, he wants the money, the fame, the women and he’s still going to do it his way, trying to incorporate positive lyrics (buying a house for his Mom, not glorifying gang banging or drug dealing, etc.) and not sell out to mainstream music. And this is a deception in the album from a “positive”, “conscious” rapper.

      I appreciate you commenting as someone who is a clear fan. Please feel free to share your interpretation of the song or album. God bless.

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  15. BornSinningLivingBetter says:

    I understand the song as a person who is bad/a sinner because he was born with the urge to sin (Adam & Eve) and he has done bad things that he’s not denying or running from. And he’s slowly trying to get better by doing good and living better, abandoning his vices. He understands its a process and he may not make it but he’ll still try because he wants to die a better man than he was born- therefore die pure/sinless.. And the occult imagery is obviously a publicity ploy by almost every artist now – pure greed which he accepts in many songs and says he’s trying to change, he has never sounded proud of his sins in any song I know, he’s always ashamed/repentant.

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  16. It’s interesting that some of the comments here mention that the occult imagery these artists use may be marketing ploys and gimmicks as if that makes it any better. You keep calling the devil and he will show up and you are kidding yourself if you think otherwise. And I don’t think he discriminates in that regard black, white, rich poor or otherwise. The devil is the father of lies…he will tell you want you want to hear to draw you in. His minions try to pretend like they are conflicted about their deeds the same way drug dealers pretend they have no other choice but to sell drugs to survive. So he’ll tell you his plan in one song, but in the other he’ll try to throw you off to keep you coming. Ever hear the phrase”the truth is often said in jest”?

    If they were in this secret society which I have to believe that they are, rappers and their egos won’t allow them to keep it secret. All the other demons knew how to keep their mouths closed and we all know that this is not the trait of a rapper. And really that’s part of the mindset one has when they dare to compare oneself to the One True God.

    I used to listen to hip hop a lot, then I stopped and listened to what they were saying and that was enough for me. I haven’t looked back.

    A wise person once said, “When someone tells you who they are, believe them.” Oh and “if it walks like the devil, talks like the devil…it’s the devil. It should be as easy as that.

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  17. This is exactly what is wrong with christianity today. I was born and raised into the church started there as a kingdom kid. my mother is a life long disciple as far as i know and is very religious she is so convicted in her faith it makes me want to get closer to god. then there are days like today and out of pure entertainment from listening to this song and feeling a positivie vibe from j cole who has been a very surprising rapper so far in his career i come to this web page full of people condeming him from something they can not even grasp. 1) no one here knows who the illuminati is made up of who is in it currently and where they meet. so what the f*** are you talking about 2) there are so many things wrong with society today i am having a hard time figuring out why all these “christians” are on here bashing a rapper… who cares if he is in this or that be a loving disciple and try to affect the people around you in a positive way i mean come on you could be on the streets right now inviting someone to church or encouraging someone to start studying the bible but instead you guys are on here talking about this dude. 3) Grow up most of this come from straight hate that someone is being successful and you are not so we have to find ways to bring them down by saying they are doing this an that just childish stuff. i am not a disciple by any means and i have a long way to go when it comes to growing in my faith but when i see stuff like this i shake my head. i would not want to go to same church as any of you

    IM OUT

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  18. With all due respect, you guys are overreacting. You got to read between the lines, you’re brainwashed to believe that anybody that any big famous rapper is going against God. In the song “Villuminati” what J. Cole is talking about by he sold his sold to the devil and that he wants his soul back, he means that he gave into the pressure of making music for hits & he wants to go back to how he used to make music in his mixtapes “the come up” “the warm up” & “Friday night lights” where he made music that reached out to the fans, that had something everybody could relate to. You guys just pick any famous rap artist that makes references about God & automatically criticize them & say that they worship the devil. By the way when he said that he was so hot that he was known in hell or whatever the line was, he means that’s so known or that what he raps is so good (hot) that he’s known in hell or hotter than satan. Take your head out your rear ends, study what you preach I’m sure God wouldn’t want you judging somebody after all you’re not God to be making judgement just keep your opinions to yourself & stop acting like you’re better than anybody when in actuality you’re going against what you supposedly live by. Born Sinner, buy a copy today, J. Cole is the best & realest rapper out right now, Cole World.

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    • Hi John,

      Thank you for your comments. See the anger and offense you take to this article because it is making unflattering remarks about your favorite artist and a hero of yours? That is how a true, Bible-believing Christian feels about mockery or offenses towards God. You have responded to this article several times clearly because you feel a burden to defend J. Cole. You obviously have an admiration and appreciation for him and his music. I can assure you my love for Jesus Christ is far greater than that and this ministry will continue to defend the most glorious, precious and exalted name of The Lord Jesus Christ and proclaim forgiveness from sin and the wrath of God that is coming, to all people.

      And yes, the article is indeed judging as Jesus commands – “Judge not according to the appearance, but judge righteous judgment.” (John 7:24). A Christian is to judge all matters in accordance with Scripture. Christians are not to see sinful rebellion in the world and remain silent. We are to cry out and tell people to repent lest they burn in hell for eternity. So even if you disagree with the article I hope you can understand what is motivating it.

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  19. “These next 3 bars are dedicated to the retards, keep on asking me about the illuminati. Is you stupid —-, Young black millionaire, Old white billionaires, I’m sure that they can do with out me.” Seems like a perfect place to put this, I think J. Cole was talking about you guys, you pieces of —-.

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  20. If he hasn’t sold out it’s just a matter of time.
    When your signed to Jay.z, it’s like he dangles a golden carrot. This transformation doesn’t happen overnight, it’s a deliberately slow process. Once these artist have a taste of the prestige and fan worship
    it becomes seductive and addictive. The celebrity parties, the life style, it happens all the time.
    They have control over the music business and these individuals can make or break you. Jay.Z himself is a puppet, the Zionists use such ones to influence the black youngsters. He is just a small part in the illuminati agenda. The satanic symbolism is blatant, Cole denies he has sold out maybe he hasn’t but he is walking a thin line, and it saddens me when I see these vultures prey on young black artists. I pray I’m wrong but I see the signs and it don’t look good.

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  21. J. McCormick says:

    Really makes one think about their own beliefs. I was brought up in Christianity, I can see and know for myself that Satan is a liar..

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  22. I laughed at the Jay-Z shirt making it out as to be that he is trying to compare himself to god. God has many different definitions, of course in Christianity God refers to the creator of the universe and everything it beholds. However, God can also mean “a person or thing of supreme value”, “a powerful ruler”, and “An image of a supernatural being; an idol.”. Jay-Z, nor people who call him Hova, Hov, Jay-Hova are putting him on the level of Jesus/God. Using the other definitions in the dictionary they fit jay-z, if there were god’s of hip-hop Jay-Z would be one of them. Also hip-hop is very competitive and every rapper thinks they are the best, but Jay-Z backs it up and people consider him a god of hip hop. It has nothing to do with spirituality. Yes the word was created with an original meaning, but anyone who studies language knows that it never stops growing over time words are used in different ways in different cultures to mean different things.

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    • I’ve had an opportunity to listen to some of Jay Z’s/Kanye’s fanbase talk.. and they speak of actually worshipping these individuals. “In Kanye’s name, amen.” “I pray to Hov to grant me his mc skills.” “As I get up in the morning and make a quick prayer to Kanyeezus..”

      That doesn’t have anything to do with spirituality? Dang

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      • Most of those are sarcasm, just like the saying “thank based god”, are there some people that might look at them as spiritual figures? Maybe, but they are probably not the sane members of society. Just because someone praises someone as if they were a spiritual figure doesn’t mean that is the intent of the artist or his music. In this world you are free to look at anyone as a spiritual figure, whether they truly are one or not. Every big entertainer whether an actor, music artists, etc have crazy fans who take their fandom too far, every year we hear about stalkers of celebrities that have some obsession with that celebrity.

        Majority of sane people that call Jay-Z, Hov, are speaking as meaning a god of rap. Jay-Z has even made it known in his songs that he is speaking as a god of rap with lyrics like “God MC – me – Jay-hova”, for those not into rap, MC or also spelled emcee, is another saying for a rapper in this case. Problem with some people is they take the lyrics literally and either don’t look for more meaning or look at the context is in. These people would hear Royce Da 5’9 say “Jay-Z is god to me, Nas is god to me” in “Truth Or Truth” and think he is speaking of a spiritual god like Jesus, but he is talking about who are his God’s of rap or in other words the artists he looks up to the most when it comes to rap music.

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  23. Keep up the good work, BE. God bless you.
    I had the same conversation with my daughter,she doesn’t understand how powerful is the force that can make people lost track to salvation by being entertained from the underworld believers. I don’t follow any religion but God and Jesus Christ I believe. Neither, I don’t follow any doctrine from men in this world and but I get offended when someone twists the Word. BE has informed and confirmed many of us the danger by listening these type of music which represent the dark side in a different aspect, used to create confusion and at the same time to hypnotize the weak. The Word of God is a secrect weapon to rebuke the presence of the dark side and to those who follow these musicians/singers, you still have time to turn on the light to see…right now, you don’t want to see because its not your choice. Peace.

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  24. Okay, um go on youtube and look at Jermaine talking at Harvard. When he said he sold his soul to the devil, he was talking about the music he makes. He said that people come up to him and say a certain song changed their life, but then he makes songs like workout, and can’t get enough. He explains WHY he has to make these hits , but says that when you get the ALBUM , you’re gonna get life changing songs. He doesn’t always want to make radio hits, and he wants to make his music like he did on his mixtapes. But there is pressure in the music industry, which produced the song workout. Maybe just MAYBE you shouldn’t open your mouth until you know what you’re talking about. J Cole is the realist rapper, he talked about life, sin, the music industry , etc. so I’m just saying you should probably just not judge people and ASSUME that they are in the Illuminati. I don’t care how much research you do., you don’t KNOW that they are in the Illuminati. But I guess you think that you’re OPINION is right.

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    • So.. even though this dude said to a crowd at Harvard that he did indeed sell his soul, he’s just being “real”? In his lyrics, where he talks about making pacts with the Devil, that’s just because people like it and is so life-inspiring?

      Can you point out the particular section of the article where B&E said that J. Cole was in the Illuminati?

      The Illuminati isn’t something that just any mere person can get into. You have to be bred into it. It’s a highly secret, closely knit circle. Popular artists spread the message that they, the Illuminati if you want to call them that, want to spread. J. Cole definitely is part of spreading the message of occultism, Satan glorification and the like. It’s in the lyrics, spelled out plain as day. So maybe, instead of just ASSUMING that B&E made the statement that they’re in the Illuminati, you should actually read the article.

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  25. To the gentleman who’s trying to defend Jermaine Cole baselessly. What about the occult devilish imagery, symbols and signs that he visualized most of the time? These guys know exactly what they say, express or do. Like Jay-Electronica(a protege of Jay-z) in a song “CONTROL” Where he was featured by Big Sean(a protege of Kanye West) stated: “the lord is our shepherd, so our cups runneth over. Put your trust in the lord, for protecting your shiefenova. I’m spitting this **** for closure. And god is my witness, so u can get it from hova”. If God is his witness, y get it from hova instead of God? In short he worshiped jay-z right there.

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  26. I listen to this album everyday.

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  27. to be honest, I’m conflicted and confused b/c although he does mention trying to redeem himself and judging people is never right but at the same time posts satanic imagery that consolidates the Illuminati theory . my theory is that the Illuminati is a lustful romantic notion that we turn to blame for all the pain,suffering and lies that happens in our world which in turn is a paradox . my point is i don’t know whether to stop listening to his music or not cuz not all of them are bad they could also be there to mask the evil maybe we should give him a chance instead of jumping to conclussions

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  28. J Cole is a Satanist …

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  29. Question. Who did Jesus come for? The sinner.
    E.g. you and I J.Cole Jay-z ect. I believe if Jesus was in the flesh today, He would be around the people that we say are oh so evil. I hear what your saying. We should promote Christ love (the seed) to those who need it the most and let God do the rest. The enemy loves us bickering about doctrine instead of preaching God’s love through action and word. Jesus knew the pharisee’s agenda, but He challenged them to be better through Gods word. If they chose not He prayed and moved on. We have a world to reach time is of the essence. Let’s concentrate on God’s agenda make disciples not comment on the enemies. May the peace of God be with you.

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    • Hi D. Webb,

      The Bible says:

      ” And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them.” – Ephesians 5:11.

      Jude says “Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the common salvation, it was needful for me to write unto you, and exhort you that ye should earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints.” -Jude 1:3.

      “Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them which cause divisions and offences contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned; and avoid them.” – Romans 16:17.

      How you interpret these verses? The Bible is clear that we are to expose the works of darkness. Not just ignore them. We are to sound the trumpet of satanic deception and call people out of it. This is what the prophets of the Old Testament did time and time again. This is what Jesus Christ did and the Apostles did and died for. If people don’t believe they are in sin, they have no need for a Savior. So the unsaved need the message even moreso so they can wake up to what the enemy is doing in entertainment today. I hope we can come to a unity on this based on God’s written Word. God bless.

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  30. I believe it is a sin judging others. The mistake tht we all commit is to think thr sum “hidden messages” in these rappers’ lyrics. I listen to what I hear and leav alone wht might be. Why punish a man on what he dd nt say? To me, J cole is much religious than myriad other rappers in the current generation. So if there is any form of crucification occuring, I believe he should not be the first, why target him?

    I am familiar with the song called “villuminati”, so regardless of him confessing he is not about that illuminati life, we still skeptical? I listened to this man s album and I think it is not as bad as said.

    Of note is that ths man is using his talent effectively, his music is inspirational. But judging him on the image of the album? Are we sure he is the one who chooses this images?

    I reprimand any work against what The Lord utters, but before I analyse any1 on matters pertaining to religion, I think it is wise for me to ask if I am doing any better.

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  31. Sherry P says:

    God Bless you, brother for your work here. I see many of the secular world singing songs of blasphemy & although it is growing more and more blatant, I am not surprised by this.
    What I am more concerned of is the fact that the enemy has infiltrated Christianity by perverting the doctrine & fooling many. Much of the secular world has already sold its soul to the devil, but what is not always so obvious is the fact that even those who claim are ‘Christian’ have also been bought.

    Have you taken a look at the some of the popular Contemporary Christian Music (CCM) artists? If you haven’t, please do. Many have shown signs, some subtle & some flagrant, of their allegiance to the armies of darkness. This is more disconcerting for me because they are cloaking their worship & influencing many of God’s people.

    We are called to be watchful. The Bible warns us of the following:
    - Matthew 7:15, “Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.”
    - 1 Thessalonians 5:22, “Abstain from all appearance of evil.”
    - 2 Corinthians 11:13-15, “For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ. And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light. Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works.”

    I pray for more courage & grace as you continue your path here. Keep up the good Lord’s work.
    - Sherry

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  32. I can honestly not understand how people who claim to believe in the force and love of God can be so judgemental over others. Why does the bible have you so caught up? Isn’t our God one of love and strenght, one of faith? Where did people get the nerve from to judge people based on (any kind of) book? Let JCole, and everyone else worry about their own destiny. If there really is a devil, his work will not be needed if u keep ur mind right. Focus on what is really important. Teach our children to be good to others, so that we can depend on them for the future…

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