Does Jay-Z hate Jesus?
I must be honest, I heard this song and knew the lyrics months ago, but I kind of dismissed them. I must give props to my brother in the Lord, he didn’t just let the issue linger. He got right to it and made a passionate defense as to why Jay-Z was wrong. I had an argument in my mind as to why it really wasn’t that big of a deal until he said something about “taking the glory from Jesus about what he chiefly came to do — which was save.” He is right — to dismiss the fact that Jesus saves is to take the glory away from Jesus. In fact, in the book of John, the crucifixion is referred to as his glorification. (e.g. John 7:39, John 17:1). Jesus goes to the cross in order to atone for the sins of the world, so that anybody who would believe in his work on the cross would be saved. He is the one and only Savior. To say or imply otherwise would be to take the credit and glory that is due Him. What do you think?