Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Dooney Da Priest - The Good and the Bad

I was listening to an episode of Way of the Master Radio as I normally do, and they played a song from a fellow named Dooney the Priest. It was a cool song called "Pull Your Pants Up" so I figured I would check out this guy out. Here is a Statement that I found on his myspace page.

Dooney's mission as "The Street Priest" is to reach those that are trapped in environments of broken homes, drugs, alcohol, gangs or abuse and show them that with God's inspiration they can overcome as well as live a positive and victorious life in Christ Jesus!

Did you catch what set off my warning bells? How about the phrase, "show them that with God's inspiration they can over come ... [ and ] live a positive and victorious life in Christ Jesus." Tell me, where does the bible say that with God's "inspiration" we can have a victorious life or a Positive life?? Did Paul, or any other apostle for that matter live a "positive" life? really it is all about how you define the terms positive and victorious. A standard definition after a little google search, says,
characterized by or displaying affirmation or acceptance or certainty etc
I must say, I don't know where in the bible we are told that we can have a life of affirmation or acceptance or even certainty for that matter. It seems to me the unconverted, will do nothing more then HATE believers, because they HATED our Master.

Brother will deliver brother over to death, and the father his child, and children will rise against parents and have them put to death, and you will be hated by all for my name's sake. But the one who endures to the end will be saved. When they persecute you in one town, flee to the next, for truly, I say to you, you will not have gone through all the towns of Israel before the Son of Man comes. "A disciple is not above his teacher, nor a servant above his master. It is enough for the disciple to be like his teacher, and the servant like his master. If they have called the master of the house Beelzebul, how much more will they malign those of his household. (Matthew 10:21-25 ESV)

So how when Bloodthirsty men seek the very lives of the upright (Consider Modern China and Prov. 29:10 - but the verse first, then the people) how can we have a Positive life? The simple answer is that we Don't and should expect a life where we must Sacrifice ourselves for the sake of the Cross. This is a concept that I fear to many of my peers and fellow 'believers' can not stomach.

I would also like to Point out that we don't need God's inspiration, we need Christs' efficacious atoning sacrifice and the removal of the wrath of God. We need our sins forgiven. It seems that da priest, is coming from a very high view of man, with no understanding of depravity. This got me thinking, well why is this guy sounding like the Black Joel Osteen? Well, maybe because He is "not on the streets spreading the Word, he serves as a minister as part of the Shepherd's Staff at Bishop T. D. Jakes' The Potter's House of Dallas." (Gospel City)Oh, that's right, He works with T.D. Jakes... ya know that Guy who rejects the Trinity!!

So while the Music is Good, I compare it to someone like KJ-52, and I have to say that it just isn't That Good. And frankly, sir, with all due respect, the idea of a Christian leader putting a woman with a thong and her backside showing on his album cover is just a little off to me.


Courtney said...

You looked for errors in that SOF and of course you found them. People CAN live lives inspired by God. I hope all Christians' lives are inspired and directed by God. They can also overcome things with God as their leader. And we can live positive lives, when we look to God- should we count how many times we see authors in the Bible finding the positives in their negative situations because they trust in the Lord?

The SOF alone isn't enough to discount the guy. You yourself said that he did not clarify terms, so for all you know he believes as you do, and doesn't go by a dictionary meaning for words.

Ken Cook said...

I actually didn't look for error's, I liked the Guy then was like, what does he say about himself? He does have a picture of a half nakedish women on his Album Cover.

Moreover, if you make an error in doctrine, it should be pointed out. Also, the issue I have is that he says God inspires us to live better lives, when, it isn't his inspiration, it is his regeneration.

Furthermore, I have by no means discounted the Street Priest. I have simply said, this seems a little hinky to me.