Here we go again. Somebody else is insisting God is a woman.
This time, it's a Grammy Award-winning gospel artist. CeeLo Green, who's currently on a "The Love Train Tour" to celebrate his new album, is arguing that Jesus is a girl.
"God is a woman. Although this idea's untraditional, I think God is a woman, making each one of her children original," CeeLo Green sings in a new song called God Is a Woman. "I stare at the sky until the stars start to fall; if there's a God at all, it's a woman."
Wait, what? Green, the son of two ordained ministers who launched his music career in church, released his song on International Woman's Day on March 8. That's a good publicity stunt, I suppose, but his song defies his upbringing.
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"God's still a woman. Although her human condition's contradictory, God's still a woman," the song continues. "She has made everything, including history. So exalt her high above you. Beyond the brightest star. She'll be everywhere you are, are. She's your mother."
This is sad deception for a man who started singing as a small boy in the Southern Baptist church. But it didn't start just now. In 2012, Green switched up the lyrics in John Lennon's "Imagine," singing "all religion's true" instead of "and no religion too" essentially denying that Jesus is the only way to the Father.
Indeed, Green has gone liberal.
"I don't have an opinion on people with different religious, sexual or political preferences," Green told Us magazine in 2011. "I'm one of the most liberal artists that I think you will ever meet, and I pride myself on that."
Green's recent past includes a no contest plea in August 2014 to charges of supplying ecstasy to a woman. There were allegations of rape and Green took to Twitter to defend himself, later apologizing for the rant.
All that said, Green needs prayer, not condemnation. He was raised up in the way he should go, and we need to water those seeds his parents planted. Spirits of perversion run rampant in the entertainment industry, and with his secular success—he had a smash hit in 2006 with the song "Crazy"—the enemy seems to have planted some tares among the evangelical wheat in his soul.
Of course, Green's comments are part of a larger trend to paint God as a woman. Lou Bega, known as the King of Mambo, came out with a song by the same name first singing the chorus, "God is a woman. God must be a woman." A popular novelist is insisting that Jesus will return as a woman.
Recently, performer and poet Jo Clifford wrote a perverted play called The Gospel According to Jesus, Queen of Heaven that combines theater with storytelling, the spoken word and ritual that promises to leave everyone "feeling blessed." It left me feeling grieved because Jesus was portrayed as a transgender.
Then there was the apostate church that started hosting drag queen gospel festivals insisting God is a woman. First Church Somerville United Church of Christ issued a public service announcement from its "drag-queen-in-residence."
The Lord showed me some time ago that a tsunami of perversion will rise. Indeed, it's rising. Yes, we've seen the rumblings of this rising perversion, but I believe it's going to grow darker still. When you think of perversion, you probably immediately think of sexual perversion—and I believe that's part of it. The Bible has plenty to say about sexual perversion in Romans 1:21-28 alone, and we're seeing that passage playing out right now. The root of this tsunami of perversion is actually the perversion of God's Word itself, hence the perverted images of Jesus, the Word made flesh.
As I've said before, it's up to us to stand in the gap. It's up to us to make up the hedge. It's up to us to weep between the porch and the altar. It's up to us to pray without ceasing. It's up to us to decree and declare God's will on the earth. It's up to us to speak the truth in love. It's up to us to take the gospel to our city. Yes, I believe it will grow darker and the perversion will rise, but I believe the glory of the Lord will rise and shine upon us again if we are faithful to obey His commands.
Jennifer LeClaire is senior leader of Awakening House of Prayer in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, founder of the Ignite Network and founder of the Awakening Blaze prayer movement. She is author of over 25 books. Find her online at jenniferleclaire.org or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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