Rap artist Snoop Dogg caused a stir recently when he released his first gospel album Bible of Love.
Snoop Dogg, whose real name is Calvin Broadus Jr., has a past fraught with controversy and underhanded dealings, which has added to the skepticism many feel about his new album and assertion that he is a Christian.
As The Christian Post reports, Snoop Dogg has been accused of offering alcohol and marijuana to underage girls and he even bragged about prostituting young women.
As far as his religious beliefs, in 2009 he announced that he had joined the Nation of Islam, then in 2012 he became a Rastafarian. Now, he claims to be a born-again Christian.
When asked what he has to say to those who doubt his conversion, Snoop Dogg responded, “The devil is a liar. I thought church was supposed to welcome sinners. If you find someone trying to find their way back home, the natural thing would be to accept him with open arms. We not gonna throw stones while you trying to get right and walking back into the church house.
That's what's running people away from church right now as we speak,” he continued. “We're trying to get people back in church with a different perspective of come as you are, show love. We show love, we give love.” Then, looking straight at the camera, he asked, “What about you? Have you checked your status? Are you going to Heaven? Why are you judging me? How much have you done for the Lord?"
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Publication date: April 9, 2018