Youth Pastors Issue Dire Warning About 'Child of the Devil' Infiltrating Homes

A screengrab from Jebroer's "Kind van de Duivel"
A screengrab from Jebroer's "Kind van de Duivel" (YouTube)

More than a dozen church leaders signed a letter warning parents that the "child of the devil" may be entering their households.

"Kind Van De Duivel," translated to mean "Child of the Devil" is a popular Dutch rap song that's quickly become an earworm among children and teens.

"I'm a child of the devil/Mum, you don't have to cry/Partying, like every day is my last/I hope you turn this song on at my funeral," a translation of the lyrics read.

Niels Koerssen, a youth pastor in the Reformed Church Vriezenveen, says primary school children are even singing the popular tune.

In the letter, the church did not ask for parents to ban the song or "ask children to keep out of the world we live in." Rather, the leaders wanted to make parents aware the lyrics contained "many wrong ideas and encouraged the wrong sort of behavior."

The Reformed Church asks parents just to start talking to their children about the song, "to create an awareness piece," one site reports.

The song's music video portrays a boy fighting with his parents. As he's hiding from them in the attic, he finds a pistol and begins to practice. Eventually, he shows off the gun to his parents. The next shot reveals his portrait beside a coffin.

Tim Kimman, the author behind the song, says he did not intend to hurt Christians. He says "the devil" just a metaphor. "But I understand that if the devil has a great significance to somebody, he is perceived as scary," he said earlier at the AD .

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