Puritan Rappers?

June 27th, 2008 | 8 Comments | Bible, Calvinism, Christianity, Media, Scripture Puritan Rappers? |  Facebook

Does your pastor preach it like these guys rap? This track was written by Shai Linne, from Lamp Mode. Go to www.lampmode.com for more information. The lyrics are below.

Lyrics: Atonement Q and A, by Shai Linne

Who is God? God is the universe’s Creator
And Sustainer plus the only Savior, there is no one greater
He triune, holy, omnipotent, omniscient, absolute
Loving, sovereign and righteous are a few of His attributes
How do we know this? Well, we know this from the Bible
Where God has revealed Himself- anything else is just an idol
What’s the Bible about? Man’s complete ruin in sin
And what God has done in Christ to bring us to Him again
What is sin? Sin is the breaking of God’s law
Plus our condition, which means from birth we all got flaws
What’s the result? The result is by nature we’re God’s enemies
And must pay the penalty unless God provides the remedy
What the remedy? The remedy is the cross of Christ
Where He suffered all the strikes for the lawless type
I’ve been rescued by the Lamb, I’m convinced that He’s risen
And blessed is the man whose sins are forgiven!

Just fall back, and with the eyes of faith
Behold the beauty of surprising grace
Because the Lamb has died, third day He had to rise
He’s magnified- God’s wrath is satisfied
Just fall back- there’s an atonement now
The cross of Christ is holy ground
Because the Lamb has died, third day He had to rise
He’s magnified- God’s wrath is satisfied

Regeneration- the Holy Spirit’s true work in His love
To the elect, who receive new birth from above
Expiation- expiation means God’s removed my filthiness
The old testament type was the goat into the wilderness
Redemption- we’ve been freed from slavery to sin
And His very own blood is the price He paid, my friend
Propitiation- Propitiation means since the Lamb has died
His work is finished- God’s wrath is satisfied
Adoption- adoption means God is now my Father
I got the hottest Poppa and by the Spirit holler Abba
Reconciliation means there’s no more enmity
God is now a friend to me, we’re no longer enemies
Justification- God declares us righteous
Sanctification- we’re being made into His likeness
Glorification- that’s what happens at the finish
When God conforms believers perfectly to Christ’s image!

Just fall back, and with the eyes of faith
Behold the beauty of surprising grace
Because the Lamb has died, third day He had to rise
He’s magnified- God’s wrath is satisfied
Just fall back- there’s an atonement now
The cross of Christ is holy ground
Because the Lamb has died, third day He had to rise
He’s magnified- God’s wrath is satisfied

God’s grace is magnificent, He slayed His innocent
Son- through faith and repentance we get the benefits
What is faith? Faith is a gift from God- when we receive this
We trust and treasure the person and finished work of Jesus
Repentance? Repentance is turning from your sin
And trusting Christ as the Spirit cleanses you within
What is grace? Oh, grace is unmerited favor
Our inheritance major ‘cause we cherish the Savior
Right, and if I may quote again, we were doomed with Satan
But believers get Jesus’ righteousness through imputation
Imputation? God takes Jesus’ righteousness amount
Through faith He credits it into the Christian’s account
Anything else? Well, I guess this overview must suffice
But none of this is possible apart from union with Christ
And finally, once you know the ways of the Lord than the
only thing that you can say is Soli Deo Gloria!

Just fall back, and with the eyes of faith
Behold the beauty of surprising grace
Because the Lamb has died, third day He had to rise
He’s magnified- God’s wrath is satisfied
Just fall back- there’s an atonement now
The cross of Christ is holy ground
Because the Lamb has died, third day He had to rise
He’s magnified- God’s wrath is satisfied

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8 Responses to “Puritan Rappers?”

  1. Rhonda says:

    Thank you, Ben!

  2. ~R says:

    I feel the same way as Todd. When I first heard this guy several months ago and the music he was doing, I bought his Atonement cd and another one by him and his friends. I love it and respect what these guys are doing. And this from someone that never had anything at all to do with Rap and didn’t consider it music. Soli Deo Gloria! :)

  3. AJ says:

    If you like Shai Linne, check out Timothy Brindle also.
    http://www.myspace.com/timbrindle

  4. marty mcfly says:

    man this blew me away! i bought his atonement album of itunes straight away – easily the most edifying christian music i have ever heard – there is so much truth poured into his lyrics its amazing :)

  5. Ben Davis says:

    Let me know how it goes, Marty! I was listening to some of his other tracks on myspace. Very cool stuff! You know the El Shaddai Crew too, yeah?

  6. marty mcfly says:

    hey dude had a better chance to listen to it more over the weekend and yeh can’t recommend it enough hey :) yeh i know the El Shaddai crew they are good guys, i wasn’t sure if they were still goin tho

  7. Lifecypha says:

    There’s plenty more out there, Flame, Lecrea, Trip Lee, Da’ Truth, just to name a few.

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