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Satan’s Altar Call: ‘X FACTOR’ STAR SIMONE BATTLE DIES AT 25 … FROM APPARENT SUICIDE

by on Sep.07, 2014, under African-American Community, Music, Revival In America

Simone Battle (1989 - 2014)

Simone Battle (1989 – 2014)

9/6/2014 6:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

7:35 AM PT — Law enforcement sources tell TMZ Simone was found hanging on a rod in the closet of her bedroom around 8:30 AM on Friday.

Singer Simone Battle, who rose to fame on the US version of “X Factor” … was found dead in her Los Angeles home … and TMZ has learned it appears to be a suicide.

25-year-old Battle was a singer in the girl group “G.R.L.” … which was the reboot of the Pussycat Dolls. She signed on with the group after her run on “X Factor” … where she was a finalist, making it into the top 17.

The L.A. County Cororner’s Office tells us Battle’s autopsy has not been completed yet … so, nothing has been ruled out as cause of death.

Simone’s father told us she was found in the bedroom of her apartment in a West Hollywood neighborhood. He described her home as a guest house of a larger residence.

In June, TMZ shot video of Simone and her ‘GRL’ bandmate Natasha Slayton. They were excited about their song “Wild Wild Love” with Pitbull.

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Satan’s Altar Call: Ariana Grande’s Mom Thought “Deranged” Singer Would Be Serial Killer

by on Aug.15, 2014, under Endtimes, Music, Protecting the lambs, Revival In America

Ariana Grande revealed in the latest Billboard magazine issue that her mom thought she would one day be a serial killer; I was "a very weird little girl," the singer said

Ariana Grande revealed in the latest Billboard magazine issue that her mom thought she would one day be a serial killer; I was “a very weird little girl,” the singer said

Err, what? Ariana Grande wasn’t as squeaky clean during her childhood as she is today. The “Problem” singer opened up about being “a very weird little girl” while growing up in Boca Raton, Fla., in the latest issue of Billboard magazine.

“I’m literally the most sardonic person you’ve ever met,” the 21-year-old said, noting that she went through a “dark and deranged” stage in the past.

“I always wanted to have skeleton face paint on or be wearing a Freddy Krueger mask, and I would carry a hockey stick around. I was like a mini-Helena Bonham Carter,” she told the mag. “For my fifth birthday party we had a Jaws theme and all my friends left crying. I mean, I still am that way. But when I was little it was more concerning. There was a stage, when I was 3 or 4, where my mom thought I might grow up to be a serial killer.”

She also had to deal with her hypoglycemia from a young age. “Sometimes I’ll get anxious if I forget to eat,” she told the mag. “When I was a little girl, I would turn into the Tasmanian devil.”

Grande was raised Catholic, but later turned to Kabbalah like one of her idols, Madonna. “[I] started practicing my own things when I was around 12 years old,” she told Billboard. “As a fellow Kabbalist, I know how hard it is to exercise those tools in your everyday life. Especially in a world where everything is so egocentric and all you do is talk about yourself and promote yourself.”

The former Nickelodeon star has come a long way since her Krueger and Jaws days. Grande is currently gearing up for her sophomore album, My Everything, and just released “Bang Bang” with Nicki Minaj and Jessie J. Despite her success, however, her favorite downtime activity is just “going to the beach at night” in her hometown. Lately, though, she’s been cheering on her half-brother Frankie Grande, 31, who is currently starring on CBS’ Big Brother.

“[It’s] excruciating, because I have no communication with him, and he’s missed so many things,” she said of Frankie. “My brother was always the one in the spotlight and I liked that,” she recalled growing up. “It was like he was the entertainment for me.”

Proverbs 22:6 states “Direct your children onto the right path, and when they are older, they will not leave it.” It s up to parents to raise their children up in the fear and understanding of the Lord, so when they reach the age of accountability and maturity, they will be able to continually seek him and grow strong in his word and through the reading of the word of God and through prayer. Jesus also says in Mathew 19:14 to “But Jesus said, Suffer little children, and forbid them not, to come unto me: for of such is the kingdom of heaven.” Jesus wants all parents to teach, raise and to bring their children up in the influence of the Word of God, because of the child-like faith they have while they are young.

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Satan’s Altar Call: Dove-Award Winning Gungor Rattles Christian World With Revelation That They Don’t Believe the Bible Literally

by on Aug.08, 2014, under Endtimes, Leadership, Music, Religious Cults

Michael Gungor plays a guitar solo during the Israel & New Breed 2004 Concert in Kansas City, MO

Michael Gungor plays a guitar solo during the Israel & New Breed 2004 Concert in Kansas City, MO

The Christian music world has been abuzz in recent days about the unorthodox theology of celebrated Dove-award winning musical artists Michael and Lisa Gungor, known for popular worship songs like “Dry Bones” and “Beautiful Things.”

Citing an interview in the Oakland Press, World Magazine noted that Michael Gungor, 33, revealed that he lost his “metaphysic” in 2012. The pastor’s son from Wisconsin, according to World Magazine, also reflects his departure from traditional Christianity on his band’s 2013 album, I Am Mountain.

The Gungors, however, have never really concealed their evolving theological position. In a blog post titled “What Do We Believe” in February, the couple asserted that they simply no longer literally believed in stories from the Bible on such topics as creation and the flood.

“Over the last year, I have had so many questions asked of me about what I believe. Just tonight I had a conversation with someone extremely close to me that said that he wouldn’t consider me a Christian anymore,” explained Gungor in the post.

“Why? Not because of my life … Not because my life looks like Jesus or doesn’t look like Jesus. But because of my lack of ability to nail down all the words and concepts of what I exactly BELIEVE. Because I’ve lost so many of the unconscious assumptions that I used to have and have no ability to un-see what I have seen,” he explained.

“I have no more ability to believe, for example, that the first people on earth were a couple named Adam and Eve that lived 6,000 years ago. I have no ability to believe that there was a flood that covered all the highest mountains of the world only 4,000 years ago and that all of the animal species that exist today are here because they were carried on an ark and then somehow walked or flew all around the world from a mountain in the middle east after the water dried up,” he continued.

“I have no more ability to believe these things than I do to believe in Santa Clause or to not believe in gravity. But I have a choice on what to do with these unbeliefs. I could either throw out those stories as lies, or I could try to find some value in them as stories,” he added.

Gungor went on to explain that he has been trying to address his evolution as a Christian but traditional Christians have not been very welcoming.

“If you try to find some value in them as stories, there will be some people that say that you aren’t a Christian anymore because you don’t believe the Bible is true or ‘authoritative.’ Even if you try to argue that you think there is a truth to the stories, just not in an historical sense; that doesn’t matter. To some people, you denying the ‘truth’ of a 6,000 year old earth with naked people in a garden eating an apple being responsible for the death of dinosaurs is the same thing as you nailing Jesus to the cross. You become part of ‘them.’ The deniers of God’s Word,” he said.
He concluded that this is what he believed:

“I’ve decided to think about my ‘beliefs’ in terms of how I live rather than what my unconscious assumptions are. Because there are lots of people that have all sorts of beautiful ‘beliefs’ that live really awful lives. If I’m on the side of a road bleeding, I don’t care if the priest or the Levite have beautiful ‘beliefs’ about the poor and the hurting … Give me the Samaritan. The heretic. The outsider who may have the ‘wrong’ ‘beliefs’ in words and concepts but actually lives out the right beliefs by stopping and helping me. That’s the kind of belief I’m interested in at this point,” he noted.

“What do I believe? Look at my life. That’s what I believe. And that’s the kind of belief I’m interested in for my friends as well. I don’t care so much about what their words and unconscious assumptions are (even though that can make for some enjoyable pub conversation). I care about what kind of lives they live. Do they believe IN the underdog, or do they BELIEVE in the underdog? Do they believe in loving their neighbor or do they believe by loving their neighbor?” he continued.

“So you believe in God? So what. You believe Jesus was the Son of God that will someday come again to reconcile all things? Big deal. So do most serial killers,” he said before ending the post with James, chapter 2:

What good is it, my brothers and sisters, if someone claims to have faith but has no deeds? Can such faith save them? Suppose a brother or a sister is without clothes and daily food. If one of you says to them, “Go in peace; keep warm and well fed,” but does nothing about their physical needs, what good is it? In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead.
But someone will say, “You have faith; I have deeds.”
Show me your faith without deeds, and I will show you my faith by my deeds. You believe that there is one God. Good! Even the demons believe that—and shudder.
You foolish person, do you want evidence that faith without deeds is useless?
Was not our father Abraham considered righteous for what he did when he offered his son Isaac on the altar? You see that his faith and his actions were working together, and his faith was made complete by what he did. And the scripture was fulfilled that says, “Abraham believed God, and it was credited to him as righteousness,” and he was called God’s friend. You see that a person is considered righteous by what they do and not by faith alone.
In the same way, was not even Rahab the prostitute considered righteous for what she did when she gave lodging to the spies and sent them off in a different direction? As the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without deeds is dead.

In 2006, after serving as worship leaders at a large church for six years, Michael and Lisa quit that job and began meeting with friends in their home to form a church called Bloom “to learn how to live as the church in a new and more meaningful way.”

“Bloom Church is a group of people in Denver Colorado who love Jesus. We’re not so big on some of the things that are often done in Jesus’ name, but Jesus… we think that he is the hope of the world. Our quest is to take Jesus – his life, his teaching, his death, his resurrection – more seriously than we take any other thing. That’s pretty much how we understand what the word ‘Christian’ means,” explains the church’s website.

“At Bloom we have tied ourselves to the story of God found in Jesus, which makes us decidedly Christian, but we gladly welcome anybody among us regardless of gender, creed, race, sexual orientation, or any other division that we humans like to divide ourselves into. Our hope is that everyone who wanders into our community will taste the Kingdom and come to love and embrace Jesus and his story too,” it continued.

Michael & Lisa Gungor

Michael & Lisa Gungor

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Popular Rapper Who ‘Found God’ Says He ‘Fell Out’ in Profanity-Laced Video

by on Jul.24, 2014, under Leadership, Music, Protecting the lambs

Marcus Jamal Hopson, better known to fans as “Hopsin,” raps in a new song called Ill Mind of Hopsin 7. “I hopped to Christianity so strongly, then I fell out. Now I’m avoiding questions like a scared dog with his tail down.”

Marcus Jamal Hopson, better known to fans as “Hopsin,” raps in a new song called Ill Mind of Hopsin 7. “I hopped to Christianity so strongly, then I fell out. Now I’m avoiding questions like a scared dog with his tail down.”

Popular rapper who admitted to being worshiped by fans and once claimed to have ‘found God’ and professedly ‘hopped to Christianity’ has released a profanity-laced video claiming that he has fallen away from the faith.

“If Hell is truly Your pit of fire and I get thrown in it, I’ma probably regret the fact that I ever wrote this [expletive],” Marcus Jamal Hopson, better known to fans as “Hopsin,” raps in a new song called Ill Mind of Hopsin 7. “I hopped to Christianity so strongly, then I fell out. Now I’m avoiding questions like a scared dog with his tail down.”

In 2012, during an interview with HardKnock TV, Hopsin stated that he had turned to God and wanted to follow a path of holiness.

“I feel like God is just telling me what I need to do and He’s showing me the light,” he explained. “I’ve been working on my relationship with God … [and] it gets to a point where you don’t want to walk down the sinful road anymore.”

“I have found God and I see things differently,” Hopsin continued. “I feel like God is going, ‘No, don’t lose hope ’cause these humans are driven by the ways of the flesh and they are all brainwashed.’ God is saying, ‘Just stick with Me, Marcus, and everything is going to be good. Just follow My lead and everything is going to be good.’”

But he also commented on how he had been taken by the adoration of the youth as he performed on stage.

“They praised me,” Hopsin said. “They almost worshiped me, and it threw my mind off because I’ve never been in that type of situation or position in my whole entire life.”

He outlined that although he did not plan to perform Christian music, he wanted to help those that were lost find the pathway to happiness and success. His music, while proceeding to denounce drug use, immorality and other sins that entangle much of America’s youth, remained heavily laden with profanity and other explicit language.

In February, Hopsin shared on Twitter that being in the limelight had adversely affected his faith.

“Being so heavily involved with this industry made me lose touch with God,” he Tweeted. “I don’t even know if I believe in Him anymore.”

In his new music video, which has gone viral since its release last Friday—gaining over 2 million views, Hopsin expresses doubt in God, declaring, “I don’t know if You do or don’t exist; it’s driving me crazy.”

“My gut feeling says it’s all fake,” he raps. “I hate to say it, but [expletive] I’ve lost faith.”

“This isn’t a small phase, my perspective’s all changed,” Hopsin announces. “My thoughts just keep picking [expletive] apart all day and in my mind I make perfect sense.”

He states that he can’t believe the Bible anymore because of his conclusion that it was written by man. Hopsin screams at God that He can’t believe that He is real until He shows him the evidence, declaring that he is “done” with Christianity.

With over 27,000 YouTube comments over the new video, Ill Mind of Hopsin 7 has stirred significant controversy.

“He just changed my whole perspective on God,” one commenter wrote.

“Somebody tell me what has happened to him,” another lamented.

But others state that they lovingly fear for Hopsin, noting that the enemy is seeking his soul.

“I’m more scared for him if anything, because Jesus ain’t a joke, and Hop will have to answer for this,” one viewer wrote. “[W]e can’t forget that Satan is out here working, too. He don’t want Hop to be saved. Lord, have mercy.”

Rapper Hospin's Twitter Page.

Rapper Hospin’s Twitter Page.

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