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Beyoncè and Jay-Z: The Rumor Nobody Is Talking About

“And the winner is….. Our very own Brittaneè Perkins!”

With utter shock on my face, I shrill in excitement and accept my prize! I was just announced as the winner of 2 tickets to the Jay-Z and Beyoncé On the Run Tour!

But after the initial excitement wears off, reality sets in. I had just won tickets to see musicians that I denounced after getting SAVED 8 months ago. I am not a Beyoncè hater; I have been a Beyoncè FANATIC since the 4th grade, and I still have the destiny’s child dolls, concert ticket stubs, and DVD’s to prove it.  But her last album was not the Bey I grew up loving. I remember the days when Bey was sexy, but not sexually explicit. She did not curse on records and wasn ‘t so brazen. So, I decided to stop listening to her and Jay-Z’s music because I do not believe it, in any way, glorifies God. (clarification: I won the tickets through an employee sweepstakes that my job held for those who participated in volunteer efforts outside of work- I did not call a radio station or go out of my way to get them).

I instantly felt convicted. I would never pay to see Beyoncé and Jay-Z on this tour (it’s raunchy and waaaaay too expensive for my blood). But would I be strong enough to take a stand for Christ even if the tickets were free? I felt like a hypocrite for even considering going.

Anyway, after much prayer, consideration, and conversation with my parents and Pastor, I decided to go. Attending a Beyoncè concert won’t send you to hell, just like attending a Kirk Franklin concert won’t get you into heaven. “It’s harmless entertainment,” I said to myself. “How bad could it be?”


August 03, 2014 Rose Bowl Stadium

Me and my bestie before the show

Me and my bestie before the show

From the moment Jay-Z and Beyoncé hit the stage, something felt off in my spirit. I knew I didn’t belong there, and I felt heavy and out of place. Instead of cheering and singing along to the songs I once loved, I literally began taking notes. Let me be clear: this is not some “illuminati conspiracy” post created to discuss secret occult symbols used by secular artist. I won’t even go into the deep stuff. This is much more simple- which makes it even worse. This concert had a 42 song setlist, so I also won’t attempt to cover every detail. These were my personal notes on 12 of the most blatant things that stood out to me.

1. During the shows opening song ‘Bonnie and Clyde’, they come out with a HUGE cross in the back of them. “All I need in this life of sin, is me and my girlfriend.” Actually, all you need in this life of sin is Jesus and a repentant heart! Your girlfriend can’t save you on judgment day, and I can’t believe how long it took me to realize the subtle message they are spreading with this catchy song. The unnecessary huge cross combined with lyrics mentioning sin threw me off. Anybody who knows what happened on the cross and has accepted Jesus as their Savior should have more respect for it.

2. Beyoncé is now wearing a thong and provocatively dancing for the crowd. I understand that she is an “entertainer”, but where does a wife and mother of a little girl draw the line? I was even more appalled that her husband was okay with this. Bey has the talent, she doesn’t have come out naked to sell records.

image3. Jay-Z says, “I had to get off the boat so I could walk on water”. Ummm, like the miracle Jesus performed? So now you perform miracles like Jesus? Or are you Peter? Either way, for someone who does not identify as a believer, he sure does use a ton of biblical references. Interesting.

4. Jay-Z says, “shout out all the weed smokers”, and repeatedly calls his wife and mother of his child a “bad b***h”, as she nods and sings along in agreement. A bad b***h is a dog that misbehaves, not your wife and the mother of your daughter.

5. Bey starts singing “Who run the World? Girls” The bible tells us it is Satan, not girls who runs the world. John 12:31 “The time for judging this world has come, when Satan, the ruler of this world, will be cast out”. Then, I notice Bey singing a phrase, almost as if she is casting a spell. “My persuasion, can build a nation, endless power, a love you can devour, you’ll do anything for me”. I instantly think of 1 Peter 5:8 “Stay alert! Watch out for your great enemy, the devil. He prowls around like a roaring lion, looking for someone to devour.” This song set the tone for the rest of the concert, as everyone began to follow along as if they were hypnotized.image

 

6. “The hypnosis” is immediately followed by a song in which Bey repeatedly sings “Bow Down b****es” over and over again. And please don’t try to tell me “Flawless” is a women’s empowerment anthem. In the same song she uses to convey the feminist message that women are tearing each other down and using their looks to compete for a man’s attention, she is telling me to “bow down” to her while she opens her legs and shakes her bum in front of thousands of men. By the way, I don’t care what Beyonce says, WE ARE NOT FLAWLESS. In fact, we are the opposite and need Gods grace and mercy because we really deserve His wrath. Did I mention Beyoncé says “God Damn” 14 times?

7. Next, Jay-Z has water in the background, which gives the appearance he is walking on water. At times, the screen shows the water splitting like the Red Sea. Yet another biblical reference. Not surprised since he already thinks he is god. “Hova” is definitely short for Jehovah.

image8.Crosses. So many crosses. Burning crosses. Crosses surrounded by fire. Big red crosses. I literally saw so many that I lost count. And these crosses are constantly being displayed while the artists sing lyrics about pride, vanity, sex, getting drunk, cheating, and self glorification.

9. It’s a rap concert, so I expected some cursing. But the cursing in this concert was crazy! I’m not talking a few darns and s*words. I’m talking 22 F*bombs and 17 Mf’*rs. Oh, let me clarify- they came from Beyoncè not Jay-Z. At times I felt I was watching Rihanna instead of Mrs. Carter. If you want to call yourself a Queen, then you need to speak like one.

10. The words “Lucifer, dawn of the Morning”, randomly blares from the speakers. Jay-Z doesn’t even perform this song. I guess they just wanted to say Lucifer to the crowd to remind us who this was all about.

11. Jay-Z performs “No Church in the Wild”, a song that boast lyrics like, “what’s a king to a god, what’s a God to a non-believer?” Jay-Z then says, “Jesus was a carpenter, Yeezus laid the beat, Hova flow the Holy Ghost get the f*** up out ya seats”. He then goes on to say, “we gotta thank god for letting us live out our dream!” Huh? You’re “thanking god” on the same track in which your chorus includes what’s a God to a non-believer? Who is the god that you are thanking?

12. Instead of “J+B”, I notice it keeps showing “J†B”. A cross is used instead of a plus sign.image

These were just a few of the many things I noticed during the show. As a Christian, it rightfully made me feel very uncomfortable, and I would question my salvation if it didn’t. Beyoncé can do whatever she wants to- but she needs to mindful that she has boldly presented herself to the world as a Christian. A tree is identified by its fruit. Everyone is talking about how this concert sold 100 million, and how the Carters may be headed to divorce court, but breezing over the message of this tour. We have to be aware of what we are feeding our spirits, and I personally refuse to let a catchy hook and dope beat lead me to hell.

Ephesians 6:12 “For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.”

One time for the nation,

~Britt

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About Saved Single ME

Christian, cupcake lover, owl collector, Grad student, Carter’s Aunt, part-time extrovert, pink Starburst on deck, secretly loves listening to Christmas music year-round, secretly fears robots #Huglife

776 Comments
  • Sharms
    December 29, 2015

    Thank you so much for this… truly working in the Spirit even when you didn’t plan to be.

    Greater is He that is in you than he that is in the World…. Amen !

    • Leo
      February 16, 2016

      Beyonce definitely has left the building and Sasha has taken over. You can’t serve two masters and clearly she has chosen who she serves. But she knows better, and yet, she choses Lucifer (baphomet) over Christ. She is idolized by many so she can do no wrong. I will never support the Carters not will I listen to their music. She flashes the satanic hand signals every chance she gets. She even did it on Michelle Williams video. If you don’t believe me, look at the video and go to the very end when the three of them strike a pose. I am not a Bey hater, I just hate what she is doing to so many young and unsuspecting girls who want to be like her, dress like her and sexually dance like her. If the rumor is true that she and Carter is breaking up, it may be her only chance to repent because he (and satan) has a hold on her!

  • Mrs. Clemons
    July 21, 2015

    Thank you so much for this! This post has blessed my soul. As a christian mother and father with two adorable young ladies and two awesome young men we often share with them the importance of the music that they listen to and the movies that they receive in their spirit. Not fully understanding because of the level of spirituality within them I had them listen to only gospel and uplifting music for a few days to help them understand how much their spirit was affected by the difference in what they allow their spirit to receive. It was a great difference, a more positive atmosphere and they were more conscious of their ways. The reverence of GOD and keeping him first in our household is #1. Please continue to spread the truth of the gospel and I pray that GOD continue to bless your spirit exceedingly and abundantly.

  • Sarah Hood
    May 19, 2015

    This is so perfect. I enjoyed this sooooo much.
    You go girl. SPEAK THAT TRUTH. I couldn’t have said it better myself.

  • sara
    March 26, 2015

    I’m muslim but I see what you are saying. That seems very…. strange. Idk why people with such amazing singing talent have to take their clothes off constantly…its odd. Maybe her record company makes her do that?

    • Bonquisha
      April 26, 2015

      Yeah

    • Katherine
      December 28, 2015

      Yes they do the managers and record company tell them tto do that, they want to live like queen she needs to get naked is what it sales in this days. Even a hair shampoo comercial shows sex. I don’t agrre i loke more the 80’s where women were more classy and natural.

  • Xara
    January 27, 2015

    Hello Britt:

    This was a wonderful article. I want to say a few things. The main point I want to make to you is that the most important thing any convicting experience should give you is to pray, not only for yourself, but for your neighbors (those people around you). I will explain this more at the bottom of my post.

    First, since you are still a “babe in Christ” (you said you were saved 8 months ago, probably a little longer now, since this article is a few months old), I suspect that you will find God convicting you A LOT more strongly in the beginning of your Christian journey. God has to reel you in, to strengthen you in your Christian walk. So, don’t be surprised that you find yourself more convicted by seemingly minor things than even your other Christian friends, especially those who have been on the journey longer. They have developed a strength that may at times allow them not to be as harmed by certain things, that right now are much more harmful for you. Meaning that this concert may be exactly where you don’t belong, but for another Christian, it’s not absolutely problematic for them to go. There are definitely things that all of us as Christians cannot participate in, but there are other more “gray” areas. For you, right now (and maybe forever), this may be very Black and White. So trust, God’s conviction in your life. Second, I say that because I think for you, the things you mentioned definitely signal problematic things, but I also want you to know that different things harm out spirits differently, so while this may be the area where Christ is especially convicting you, there may be other areas where Christ convicts others, but you are okay. For instance, Christ has convicted me against reality television. Many of my friends, including a lot of my Christian friends, watch tons of reality tv, but I feel convicted against it in my spirit. Maybe it’s because Christ knows that I’ll be negatively impacted by it in ways that my other friends in Christ will not. 2 Corinthians 2:15-16 states “15 For we are to God the pleasing aroma of Christ among those who are being saved and those who are perishing. 16 To the one we are an aroma that brings death; to the other, an aroma that brings life. And who is equal to such a task?” So in your walk, you will wear an aroma of Christ that will bring Christian life to others, both in your walk and in your faith. Therefore, not only should your convictions cause you to avoid the things you feel God is telling you to avoid. But ultimately, your convictions should ALWAYS cause you to pray for those who you believe are going astray. No matter what you believe about Jay-Z and Beyonce’s faith (or lack of faith or nonbelief), the greatest thing you can do for them is to keep them in prayer. Satan tricks even we Christians into believing that it’s okay for us to simply avoid the “unGodly” people and places, but as Christians, we must love one another just as Christ loved us (see John 13:34-35 and John 15:12 for reference). As Christians, what we are first and foremost are believers and disciples of Christ, and to be a believer and disciple of Christ means to be Christlike and to spread Christ’s love and to love your neighbors (I didn’t say you have to “like” everyone), and to pray and tarry for each other. At the end of the day, YOU ARE NOT CHRIST, and you have NO IDEA what struggles or issues are going on in Jay-Z and Beyonce’s life, but Oh what a message you send to Satan, when you show him that even if you don’t attend another one of their concerts, you will continue to pray for them, that God will bless and keep them, and that God will convict them (if they need to be convicted), and that God’s grace be sufficient for them. To be a Christian is to LOVE the way that Christ loves us. Christ loved us SO MUCH that he DIED for us, but he was RESURRECTED for us, that we may have life and have it more abundantly. You cannot have any idea what kind of pressure and influence Jay-Z and Beyonce are under, but what a blessing for them to have someone who cares about their life enough to get on their knees and pray for their salvation. We who call ourselves Christians must not be satisfied knowing that “some won’t make it,” but must be like Christ and DIE to ourselves everyday, take up our crosses, spreading the Gospel of Christ’s love, but also praying to that same Christ to show his love to those who seem “lost.” Remember that parable of the lost son or the lost sheep. Christ and the angels rejoice so much more when a lost one comes home. And Christ and the angels love the lost ones so much, because to Christ no one is ever so lost that they cannot come home. So, in my opinion, no matter what conviction God gives you, ALWAYS remember that those convictions should strengthen your faith in Christ, and also cause you to pray harder and stronger for yourself, and your neighbor. In Christ Jesus. AMEN!

    • Ozii
      December 8, 2015

      thank you for this ^

  • Erika
    January 6, 2015

    Brittaneè,

    I recently have been obsessed with Beyoncè’s “Upgrade U” song… leading me to want to find more of her music. I’m no modern feminist; however, I love girl power songs. I’ve been a fan of “Who Run the World” and “Diva” for awhile. I’ve heard all about the illuminati accusations that Jay-Z and Bey get. Part of me wants to ignore the speculation because some of them are pretty ridiculous. However, I’ve always noticed the Hova crap and “all about me and my power” type of words that are present in both of their music.

    My recent fascination with Bey made me search the internet for Christian interpretations of her. As a believer, part of me has been unsure about listening to her music. I absolutely love what you did through seeking wisdom about attending the concert. I love that you went and the Lord gave you deep discernment. To listen to new Bey and JayZ music is to fill your mind with that which opposes the truth of Jesus Christ. I’m not saying that all of Bey’s older music is bad, I haven’t listened to enough of her to fully know. However, like JayZ and Beyoncè, a lot of secular music dishonors God unfortunately.

    I have so much respect for the way you went about this situation. You did not portray yourself as holier than thou nor did you slander Beyoncè, but you spoke with love and truth. I’m so happy to have found your blog.

    God bless!

    • Sonya
      February 18, 2016

      Brittany – A young minister name G. Craig Lewis has created several DVDs on the demonic Hip Hop industry and Jay Z and Beyoncé are on most of them. http://Www.exministries.com. The DVDs are called THE TRUTH BEHIND HIP HOP. He has done part 1 through 10. He talks about the illuminati influence as well.

  • GOD
    December 8, 2014

    Yall need some Yeezus

  • AmyLee
    November 26, 2014

    Interesting take on an otherwise fun night out. I was once like you believing in a jealous vengeful God. I have since found true salvation with the incredible realization that God lives in Us, through us, as Us. We are all God there is no good no bad there is just what is. Do you really believe that a powerful almighty being would create another being to fight with, that could possibly overpower her? There is no punishment there is just a journey of remembering who We Are. Every soul goes to the same place, yes even Hitler went to Heaven.

    It saddens me to see your journey of repression under the guise of religion, but I know and respect the evolution of your soul and this is the path you’ve chosen to use. I’m relieved that I know longer live my life with guilt about everything I do. I have the ability to choose any choice without that horrible fear of hell fire. My only wish is for you to also find such peace.

    My God Our God, is love. There is no such thing as hate in His eyes, She only wants what we want she is in the good and in the bad He is the Alpha And the Omega. In every act in every person there is God yes in EVERYTHING. For She is the source of all things and life. ALL things.
    The human condition is what created hate and badness so that we could know the difference and also so that God could experience her own magnificence through EVERY being on the planet. The worlds purpose is to gain knowledge to evolve our souls to become our own Gods with our own universes…. The power we hold is infinite. For yes we all are God. There is no right no wrong. Our values are what determines evil or sainthood not God. Everything has a purpose. The source our God, he is pure love. Pure love does not get jealous, is not keeping score, you know the verse…. If you truly believe in God please read the definition of Love in The Bible and then tell me you believe everything your ministers and fellow Christians fill your mind with…. I Am saved I Am going to what you call Heaven and what I call life eternally in bliss… Thank you for your time 😉

    • Lauren
      November 26, 2014

      Amy…

      You have obviously written YOUR OWN GOSPEL and believed in its “malarkey”. You’ve mixed New Age…spiritualism…goddess worship…into something false. I’m sorry you’ve been so misled. You’ve called God a liar when you’ve decided that LOVE means He has to accept SINFUL behavior. You’ve ignored His RIGHTEOUSNESS…His HOLINESS…

      You will know the TRUTH one day…TRUTH is a person…not something you make up that feels good to you and lets you get away with enjoying sinfulness. I’m sorry you wasted your time here…I pray no one is misled by this deception!

      • Sheeree
        December 1, 2014

        I agree. The woman who wrote that comment is just pushing the new age stuff that people try to spread. That stuff twists the Bible’s word and tries to create new doctrine.

        I love this article. It tells the truth about Beyoncé and Jay-Z. I stopped listening to Beyoncé a few months ago. She has said that she believes in Jesus but her actions aren’t showing that. Plus, her husband doesn’t believe. There was a video on YouTube showing him in the studio recording one of his old songs and he mentioned something scriptural in his verse then said after how he didn’t know where he got that “junk” from because he never read a bible a day in his life. If he is an unbeliever, of course he’ll influence her belief and that’s evident in her increasingly non-biblical music.

    • Eleni
      January 21, 2015

      We are not all God. We have not made the universe nor can we make eyes that see nor ears that hear. We cannot breathe into a dead baby and create the breath of life so that it lives. To say that we are God is stupidity at best and sheer arrogance at worst. If, indeed, we were God, there would be no wars, unless we are mentally ill gods. If indeed we can do nothing wrong but things are just as they are and there is no moral standard, well, try telling that to a child sex slave. There ARE absolutes. There is evil and there is good and satan is very good at creating a delusion for the non-critical thinkers of this world who are easily swayed and deluded. We are NOT God – we NEED God. We need the blood of the Lord Jesus Christ – not Jeezus – but the Lord Jesus Christ, to wash us clean and give us LIFE everlasting. Nothing Jay Z nor Bey could ever do would ever produce eternal life for those who believe in them. All power and glory and honor belong to the Lord Jesus Christ – who is the Everlasting Father (Isaiah 9:6). “For God so LOVED the world that He gave His only begotten son, that whosoever believeth in Him, shall not perish but have everlasting Life.” (John 3:16)

    • ADDelo15
      September 10, 2015

      You are truly one sick individual who eyes are definitely blinded by satan. Please go have a seat and read a bible. The junk that just came out your mouth sounds so stupid and ignorant it’s ridiculous. God is God ! We are NOT gods or goddesses! And God is NOT a woman so please shut your mouth ! You need to repent.

    • Ree
      November 9, 2015

      Boy are you wrong. You have the attitude of a New Age crazy. God is a jealous God ( read Old Testament) . Does Sodem and Gomorrah ring a bell? How about Noah and his forty days locked in a ark ? Then think about how he sent his son to die for our ugly sinful selves. How do we thank him? By behaving worse than ever. I have to laugh when I hear people like you try to justify disgusting behavior with the ” we are all God” . Wake up honey cause you ain’t even close to the almighty. Abortion, divorce, murder, adultry, etc. he gave us Ten Commandments to follow for a reason. And that alone tells me you aren’t God and neither is your bff

    • Ree
      November 9, 2015

      Your God is a she? Oh yeah, my bad I forgot you’re God in your little mind. Spare us all with the wicken new age crystal stuff your dreams are made of. I now know that you have a few screws loose if you think Hitler is in heaven. He murdered millions of Jews and didn’t make peace or put his house in order before he died. God is just and God is merciful but ones soul must be free from all sin to pass through the pearly gates. God created a heaven for good and a place called hell for the wicked. I assure you Hitler, Manson, Jack the Ripper they won’t be in any proximity of Heaven

    • Only Jesus Saves
      April 25, 2016

      Thank you Brit for this article and I agree I sometimes feel the same way as you when I am in an environment that is bombarded with anti-christian and even satanic influence. Amy Lee… baby you are lost – I pray for people like you every day. There is only one way to salvation and that is through Christ Jesus – our Messiah and the only Saviour of souls. The true God cannot LOVE all things as you have suggested – what type of God loves sin and corruption? The 2 are simply not compatible. God is our perfect heavenly Father because he knows that like children and babies they need more than just love (in the affectionate sense of the word love) YES they require affection but they also require direction and correction. Imagine what type of person you would be if your parents told you everything you did and wanted was right and healthy for you (you would most likely be in jail or worse), a loving parent also disciplines their children and most psychologists would agree that children feel more secure and happy when they live in a home that not only gives them attention and affection but also discipline. And ask a parent that loves their child the discipline part is always the hardest part about parenting. God does not “enjoy” punishing and disciplining us but in His perfection he knows what is best for his children and sometimes that is correction and trials. And although it is true that nobody will be cursed by God for listening to something that is not Christian just like you wont have a heart attack from eating one hamburger, it is important to not be accepting of EVERYTHING dished to you on a glittering silver platter – including this false religion you found in goddess spiritualism that is misleading many women today. And just like it takes years of eating hamburger and fries to develop heart disease the same can be said for accepting everything that is anti-God and corrupt – eventually you will be condemned by allowing your heart to be turned away from the truth. The message of this “new-spiritualism” reminds me of the message and corruption of “Jezebel” acceptance of everything and “free-love” is just as satanic as overt “satanic” worship. People only think of Adam and Eve when they think if the first sin but they forget that Satan was an angel that condemned himself by thinking he could be like God – this was known as the fall and it is this very perversion that is being repeated in modern society by people referring to themselves as gods – like “Hov”, Kanye West and now Drake – mainstream media has been very successful in putting blinders on the general public – allowing these people to be elevated to Idols (think American Idol, Pop Idol, etc.) the perversion of the word idol has been completely stripped away and now we have what is called idolatry on a mass scale – just like in biblical times . When the end does come there will be billions lost to the abyss. Know this God is Love and in his loving nature he wants what is best for his children including the truth and not fallacy and perdition. Hopefully you will eventually find the truth and turn your life back to the One True God.

  • kim p.
    November 22, 2014

    Great observations. As a believer myself, I’d hope that these claims don’t then lead you to judge believers who still choose to partake in Beyoncé concerts etc. Some of us come to our own realizations and things come in direct conflict with OUR walk, not necessarily another’s. We can also choose to support something that is flawed knowing inherently the only one who has control over our soul, praise, and worship, is God. Though you’ve definitely cause me to halt in my adoration of Beyoncé. Thanks for the post.

    –kim

  • shelley
    November 20, 2014

    Thank you for your article Sis. Remember everybody wont be saved. Stay strong and CONSCIOUS! (There is a reason why you see and most don’t………….)

  • Inna
    November 20, 2014

    Wow. Great post! It makes me very happy to find other believers that feel this way. Jesus calls us to not conform to the patterns of this world but to be transformed by the renewing of our minds that we may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God. Romans 12:2. It isn’t always easy to step aside from the worldly things around us but as christian’s we need to surround ourselves with what is pure and good. I pray God strengthens you to continue to serve Him wholeheartedly and to continue to inspire other believers. By the way this post really inspired me because lately I have been listening to a lot of unchristian music and now I’ve realized that satan can use that as a trap. We must be very watchful. So thank you and God bless!:)

  • Erica
    November 19, 2014

    Hello! We have not met in real life of course, but, I am excited to meed such an articulate sister in Christ. Thank you for post.

    The things you site are MIND BLOWING! Wow. Just wow. Sorry you had to sit through all that. :/

    I know the world calls it our “gut” and as Christians we know it to be the Holy Spirit but we definately need to heed that warning.

    I used to love listening to cuge93 and rap and all that but. Man alive, its so blatantly satanic what you’ve sited here. Jay-zee calls him self big baby Jesus and such. There’s not a lot to read into there folks that blasphemy.

    Keep your chin up sister, ignore the comments that are hurtful. You are made by God.

    Thanks agian!

  • ThinkerTinker
    November 19, 2014

    From one Chritian to another. Please read sista. First, you need to remember- we are ALL sinners and saints. Maybe you are too young and American spoiled to not have been put in any compromising situations yet? But YOU are not perfect-only God is..(but u know what- god is probably working on this too since innocent ppl die 4 no reason), so please try to lighten up, or as my best friend would say, “reomve the stick *cough*”.
    Have a glass of holly wine & get over YOURSELF. Because thinking you are perfect is pride, writing hate letters is wrath=rage.
    LIFE IS GREY-DANCE IN IT! (aka -not blakc & white)
    2. We all have a role – Entertainers are there for people to relax to at the end of the day, or get them excited – love, passion, music excites us. They both are committed to each other, love family & promote some, not all healthy messages. Beyoncé is doing more good for women’s rights than any other singer I know right now. But I will agree with you that it frustrates me that in the beginning of her song when she says bow down bitches that was a dumb & oxymoronic choice B!
    She does also promote sex appeal, but it’s NOT wrong to love your body, the body God gave us. We don’t need to hate it or hate when other women show it, we aren’t sluts for showing it. You, the viewer, CHOOSE to see it in that way, you chose to go to her concert knowing it wouldn’t be Kum-Ba-yah fire circle time. You are right that she is also SMART so try to remember that & stop looking at her bum bum. Maybe close your eyes & just listen?
    3. Here Jay is expressing humor; a form of love, unlike warring and writing hateful filled messages. Try it sometime, it makes life fun 😀
    4. Smoking weed doesn’t make you a sinner! It is a plant, which God did put here for us to use, wisely & with balance. Just like Love should be a Balance, you have to use it wisely, not overuse (become infatuated with it) and Respect that. Also, it’s not for everyone, people are different and have different physiological responses to a variety of plants. Just like you or your family will likely use opiates someday- yes they help with pain & surgeries-isn’t that a good thing? Sometimes weed helps relief Mental Health Issues, people don’t like to talk about mental health, like it’s a taboo, but our minds make our world & it Needs Rest and Resetting too.
    Weed can make you relaxed, stop thinking about trivial things and more compassionate towards others, isn’t that what Jesus was about?! Amen! And to also not be so quick to JUDGE, but, to deeply understand how others come to make decisions, to see not just black and white but the GREY areas of life and NOT to demonize people. Please think deeply about this idea because many peopel do this, one bad characteristic does not make a person wholey bad.
    Beyonce is promoting woman power, because unlike you who sit in America where, for SOME parts is fair to women. Many parts of the world, which you obviously don’t have any knowledge of treat women like 2nd class citizens and she is saying -No! We are worthy and we demand respect.
    People are not hypnotized, they are on a break from school or work and trying to have fun, you however, in this moment -are behaving as a hater. Psychologists and preachers can agree- you are NEGATIVE Filtering this crap out of this concert!
    Get over yourself! You do not make the rules, God does. You are twisting what Jesus says about love into hate, please be careful with this, because Jesus preached Love. If you look in the bible, the moments where He is quoted & not other people like apostles, his few messages are about love. Bey respects people & women.
    Unlike some women, who choose their careers & “good” looking bodies over their babies; Bey choose to birth her child, knowing this could have been devastating to her career because not all births are equal on a woman’s body- but I’m guessing you have not experienced what it’s like to be a parent yet? Here are some other fun facts: She married the man whom she had the baby with and Works for a living- all things rational &/or religious people like & do.
    10. It’s ok for women to curse, you especially pointed this for Beyoncé, your focus was again on her, this is called woman hating.
    11. It’s ok to ask questions about an uncertain world. This is called philosophy.
    12. Stop and think why they thank God? I believe it’s because THEY ARE GRATEFUL, and they can be believers in their OWN WAY! And guess what?- – people LOVE other people that are THANKFUL! ☺ They could also be non-believers but you know what- THIS IS AMERICA & they have the right to believe in what they want & how they want to perceive it. If you don’t like do go to their concerts and hate on them & everyone all night long. What message are you spreading? I took it as Hate, which is why I spoke up. I don’t see any love in your “notes” here.

    • It doesn't matter
      November 19, 2014

      God bless you for your comment but I think you should read her post again. She didn’t place herself on a pedestal or think she was better than anyone. She simply observed what was going on and used scripture to support her claims. People have to remember that when they are reading her post. Not once did she come off as self-righteous. It’s sounds like you are trying to hold on to enjoying Beyonce’s music, because if you follow who you say you do then you can see the enemy. Now to your post.

      “Because thinking you are perfect is pride, writing hate letters is wrath=rage.”

      You contradict yourself by saying this…

      “She does also promote sex appeal, but it’s NOT wrong to love your body, the body God gave us.”

      Because you lead with sex appeal it is safe to assume what you meant by love your body. It is wrong to love your body. That’s called idolatry. Idolizing yourself and or worshiping yourself. This is also pride. Without giving God his proper respect.

      ” Maybe close your eyes & just listen?”

      Do what? Lol stop it.

      “stop thinking about trivial things and more compassionate towards others, isn’t that what Jesus was about?! Amen!’

      No because the things in her post aren’t trivial. It’s brainwashing. Compare any of the things you’ve hear in their music to the word. You would probably be disgusted. Yes Jesus wants you to be compassionate but he didn’t come here for you to be a fool. He didn’t teach in vain. He didn’t die on the cross for you to get a get out of sin free card. Jesus preached truth.

      “Beyonce is promoting woman power, because unlike you who sit in America where, for SOME parts is fair to women. Many parts of the world, which you obviously don’t have any knowledge of treat women like 2nd class citizens and she is saying -No! We are worthy and we demand respect.”

      I’m not sure who you’re upset about here. Whose world is this? The bible says women submit to your husband and husband love your wives as Jesus loves the church. The bible speaks of perfect union between man and woman. Man has decided to deny God and burn crosses at their concerts.

      ‘It’s ok for women to curse, you especially pointed this for Beyoncé, your focus was again on her, this is called woman hating.”

      Please wake up from this delusion. She’s not hating on Beyonce. Have you not read “Bey has the talent, she doesn’t have come out naked to sell records.” This applies to cursing as well. Beyonce is very talented but she doesn’t glorify God with her talent. Saying thank you Lord and delivering a completely different message isn’t thanks. Thats hate. Because if you loved the lord you would do his work.

      “I took it as Hate, which is why I spoke up. I don’t see any love in your “notes” here.”

      Actually her whole post was about love. She pointed out everything that was wrong based on scripture not of her own accord. This blog was for me. And I’m the worst kind of sinner. I need Jesus. This post was for you and everyone to read. Read the scripture she posted towards the end. We don’t battle against flesh but the powers of the word feeding our brains when we simply close our eyes and listen. Don’t be seduced by this world. Please this letter was not about hate. My response was not about hate. I don’t know you but I am commanded to love you. If you have God then these things are clear. If you only see hate you may want to check your relationship with him.

    • wouldn't you like to know
      November 21, 2014

      It’s people like you that are so selfish and self centered I mean please who are you to judge why don’t you pull the stick out and you should be scared because when judgment day comes all your criticism and negative comments look it’s not your place to judge read the article again.

    • Ryan
      February 22, 2016

      Your out of balance the other way. Sheesh why are ppl addicted to extremes there’s no balance any more. I agree with a lot of what you said….but you went from a Holy roller to a great grace Christian.

  • Sarah
    November 18, 2014

    Hey Britt
    First of all Kudos on the wonderful article you have written. I agree with everything you have written.
    I would just like to encourage you saying Jesus came into this world and the world hated him so all the hate or the negativity you may be receiving just shows that you are doing the right thing and The Lord will honour your courage.
    I stopped listening to Beyoncé and lady gaga and so many other artists only because I wasn’t comfortable in my spirit. And when your spirit isn’t okay with things then there’s definitely something up.
    And as a blogger (food blogger) myself I am actually encouraged to write more about The Lord through my blog that what I am actually doing.
    Thank you and keep up the awesome job

    • dozzy
      November 19, 2014

      Amazing how some ppl are obviously lost to the world. Please don’t waste your time arguing with ppl who are already lost. I pray God opens their eyes some day! hopefully before its too late.

  • Cassie
    November 18, 2014

    I love this! You’re standing up for God and that’s all that matters! amen sistah! Praise God!

  • son of bey
    November 17, 2014

    Lol organized religion strikes again #beysus
    Lighten up.

    • jack
      November 17, 2014

      Ahh the miserable nihilist strikes again,
      Cheer up and find something to believe in 🙂

  • Amy
    November 17, 2014

    Thank you so much for this blog-post. It just made my day 🙂 #stayblessed

  • Peter
    November 17, 2014

    I was definitely convicted by God as I read this. I am proud of you for boldly standing for Jesus Christ and really telling people what should’ve been said. Yes, I see people have been saying you should lighten up, have some fun, let loose & saying stuff like nobody’s perfect, who are you to talk etc. but honestly, bypass all of these haters and continue to work for the Kingdom & Glory of the Lord. Making post like these sure puts a smile on Gods face, keep it up 🙂
    – Isaiah 1:17 – Revelation 3:17 –

  • The Phonz
    November 15, 2014

    yall bible pushers need to lighten up and have some fun.

    • Hayley
      November 18, 2014

      Good thing us Bible pusher don’t take your advise but instead we pray for the people that don’t know God. You can have fun without acting like this. I think she is very brave for standing up for her believed and anyone that doesn’t agree should move on without leaving rude comments. Keep up the good work sweetie.

      • Jeffrey Farris
        November 19, 2014

        Thank you for constantly praying for us heathens and sinners, who know not what we do. Must be lonely all the way up on top of that biblical high horse you seem to ride on though. Just answer me why u think its ok to tell ppl that the way they choose to live is wrong and that theyll burn in hell for stupid s*** that is never even stated in the bible. The “7 deadly sins” are really just the church trying to tell u that anything that makes u feel good is of the devil, yet the 7 deadly sins are never stated in the bible anywhere. Plus all the contradictions and the fact that u “Christians” say your only here to spread love and the word of god, but harass and persecute the gays and lesbians telling them theyre gonna burn in hell because they dont believe the same way u do. I went to church for the first 18 years of my life and i agree that the bible has good morals and life lessons but when u try to push your beliefs on others your overstepping your boundaries. Plus the fact that the bible says knowledge is evil just lets u know that something is wrong with it. When u want to keep your followers stupid and ignorant, it means your trying to hide something from them.

        • B Kelly
          November 20, 2014

          It just amazes me how people don’t know the bible but always wants to back up their “sins” by saying the bible says nothing against it….well it does, clear as day. Being in the church 18 years of your life does not mean you were studying the bible for 18 years of your life. Go back and read it for yourself…..please

  • Evan
    November 15, 2014

    I don’t want to come of as rude or anything, but get the f*** off your high horse. If you don’t like the lyrics or the way they put on a show, don’t listen to it. It’s really simple, you obviously knew what you were getting into by going to this concert so why do you need to broadcast to the world that it was so immoral. Seeing this blog, just irks me because it show that this generation is not changing for the better, it’s just remaining the same. Your beliefs do not need to impede on others, believe what you want, but don’t try to go out call out all the sinners, it’s just pathetic.

  • Fum
    November 15, 2014

    What’s the name of this song? (playing on the beyonce and jay z rumor nobody is talking about blog) Thanks.

  • was
    November 14, 2014

    Christianity has many different denominations, and no two are the same that is why there are so many. For the beginning of christianity people have pick at the bible and have only accepted what suited them. No one alive on earth knows the true meaning of any scripture because they are numerous different interpretations that claim to be true. So many comments on this post are trashing some person, whether it is Brittany, the writer of this article, or a commenter. Does this make anyone feel better about themselves? If you are one claiming to be christian fyi that is not very christian like. For whatever reason Brittany decided to share her experience and what she gained from it. It has brought up a good bit of discussion for both sides. I think this article was majorly bias and there is no way to deny that. Nevertheless it was a good read. My personal opinion is I feel like this article is bashing Beyonce. Like others have mentioned she knew what she was getting into before she went to the concert so why go. Do I believe Beyonce’s Music is the most christian, no. Then again I do not listen to Beyonce either, but why pick apart her music? How do you even know what is being claimed in this article is what the music truly means. People try and look so deep into things and find hidden meanings in music, novels, and other art forms, when many are only meant for face value. Chris

    • Lauren
      May 12, 2015

      To those who claim that Christians are not supposed to “judge” others, we need to look at what the Scriptures REALLY DO SAY. Galatians 6:1, “Brothers and sisters, if someone is caught in a sin, you who live by the Spirit should restore that person gently. But watch yourselves, or you also may be tempted.” We Christians ARE to help our brothers and sisters be restored…and we should do it “gently”, which I believe this writer did a wonderful job with. She never “condemned” Beyoncé…she just pointed out that her “fruit” is not an indication of her “words”. Christians are clearly instructed to help each other by correcting each other…and we’re given His Word so that the correction is helping them do things more HIS way than ours. If we all did what the Scriptures say, posts like this would not have to be written. When someone claims to be a Christian, I assume they really are…and I’d be dumbfounded to attend a concert by a “Christian” artist who has chosen to entertain the world instead of honor the Lord Who gifted her with such talent. Stop putting down the writer of this blog and look at the life of Beyoncé to determine if the “fruit” of the Spirit is evident…and you’ll see who really falls short of doing things God’s way.

  • Carolyn
    November 14, 2014

    I want to thank you for telling the truth as you see it. I truly appreciate your perspective and want to encourage you not to be deterred by the blind.

  • Sarah
    November 14, 2014

    Beyonce is and will always be fantastic, amazing, and the QUEEN of pop. She’s in charge of her career and fully does what she wants, and although she dresses provocatively a) she does it with class, and b) she’s in her 30s and is allowed to be the woman she wants to be. Out of all of the pop stars we have in the media right now she is the most respectable and the most successfully achieved. She’s been killing it since the 90s; she has never been in the media for drugs, alcohol abuse, and scarcely scandal; she’s not a saint, but she does and has always actively promoted Jesus and God; she promotes love, her family life, and what it’s like for her to be in love and take care of her man; and, she puts her time and money into making our world a better place. Beyonce sings about her truths and about making a difference. The beginning of her career was controlled by others and she excelled. Now B. is calling the shots and she’s smashing. In my opinion, Beyonce makes be proud to be the best woman I can be. I believe this article is very harsh and close minded.

    Although I’d like to respond to many of the points in this post, I’ll just focus on stating my understanding of Flawless: Flawless starts off by telling the women Beyonce preformed with as kids, and others, to stop being negative and just respect her for her talent and drive to earn what she did. The speech, by written and preformed by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie in the middle of this song is inspiring and empowering; if you do not fully know what is said during this verse, it is something worth looking up. During the third part of this song, Beyonce is saying there’s nothing wrong with you, aka “you wake up, flawless.” This song says be the woman you want to be, not who you’re expected to be.

    Also, I believe in regards to all context, there’s only as much power behind a word as we put behind it, aka swear words only exist because we allow them to.

    • Sarah
      November 14, 2014

      Last note: The joy, hope, and happiness she brings to us is a blessing to her fans and in return a blessing to her.

      • rachael
        November 14, 2014

        Christ calls us to find joy hope and happiness through him as the Son of God ONLY. “No one comes through the Father except through me”. Not in self-preservation, self-assurance, self-praise, etc. We are not called to justify ourselves, but to be justified by the saving grace of Jesus Christ, his life, death, and resurrection. A message of self-power, self-praise, self-perfection, self-justification is not one that Jesus ever preached. The worst evil is that which is camouflaged to appear as goodness and beauty but only ends in a life void of worshiping the One True King, Savior, Testifier, Redeemer.

        Thankfully, God is the only judge on judgment day and the only one that knows the heart.

      • ken
        November 15, 2014

        The dust in your eyes is thicker than ever

      • Lala
        November 17, 2014

        Her music is not a blessing unless she is blessing us with the power and word of God. She is not spreading the gospel of god but Mocking it! Yes, Beyonce is a fantastic artist but her image right now is telling us much more. Yea she can do what ever the hell she wants, no ones stopping her. This article is to purposely help her fans and listeners notice that she is poisoning us to a point where we believe that her songs are helping us in a way we don’t even understand ourselves. I am a big fan of her, but not her music. Her message that she is spreading through her music is pointless and ignorant. But i guess that’s a decision shes making and a consequence shes going to face on judgement day. Im not saying im perfect because i no damn sure im not. i just hope you understand where im coming from and what im trying to say. We need to set Positive and Modest examples for our younger generations.

      • Gamble
        November 17, 2014

        You just proved this articles point from the start. Just so you know. Sounds dumb tho yu have points. Still wat is the truth is the truth. Flawless “can” be a inspirational song from some points . Shoot I even like the song my self but i still have to be real with myself b4 I am with anybody else and I must say bey is not the same . She’s even transitioned from how she appeared in the beginning of her career. And above all this articles point is just clearly stating how fan/fanatics worship these celebrities as if they are flawless and are God’s . That’s the main point I’m getting . Sounds like your just a fan in their feelings because you didn’t like what you read.

        • hay
          November 19, 2014

          This article is on point. If Beyoncé claims to be Christian She should use her platform to promote the Gospel as that is what a Christian is supposed to do. Instead she is dropping all kinds of profanities with here butt hanging all out while her husband professes to be some sort of god. If you wear the name of Christ you CANNOT act this way. You can not make loose claims about paganism and false Gods. It’s like your spouse saying I love you and goes out and flirts with the woman at work, and the woman at the mall , and the woman on the corner, and his phone is always ringing and it’s a plethora of females at some point you are going to question his professed love for you. Because if he loved you he would treat you in a way that shows it. And they would know by his actions that he loves you. Not saying he doesn’t do anything wrong but his consistent behavior will be that of love for you. Same thing with Beyoncé being a Christian …. no consistency. Many will Cry Lord Lord and will not enter into the Kingdom of Heaven. There will be a lot of people that made the claim of a Christian and not get in. If it looks like a dog barks like a dog and runs like a dog it’s not a cat. It’s very simple.

      • lisa
        November 17, 2014

        its always fun playing in the hay ’til one gets bitten by the rattlesnake…

    • Tonya
      November 16, 2014

      I don’t know about you but IMO, there is NOTHING classy about a thong!

    • jack
      November 17, 2014

      I’m sorry,

      But you will believe what you want to believe.
      Both you and this blogger obviously once avid fans of Bey, this blogger, once she has faith in something bigger than Beyonce is no longer looking to her as this “Idol” as she has realised B is really just a person.
      She now believes in something bigger than just 1 person, and I honestly believe that at the age of 30 B should be able to draw the line between “lightening up and having fun” and straight blasphemy. If she wants to promote a message fine, when did she start bringing burning crosses into it?
      You wouldn’t see someone using the Aum/Ohm in such a manner, because it would upset those who believe in that belief and associated images / symbology (hindus, buddhists etc.)
      In a world where now standing on stage in a thong singing hollow lyrics is acceptable – think back to the 1800s when swimwear wasn’t even as revealing as regular street wear is today (makes you think when the standard bikini leaves little to the imagination) I’m sure as the social standards become more acceptable people like you feel more convicted in believing that B and J are doing what’s normal/right/acceptable.
      People have also begun to dissociate Christian imagery and figures with the belief, by saying “God damn” and “Holy shit” and burning crosses, you don’t realise what you are doing.
      The world is changing, and not for the better, it takes certain people to accept what is actually right and point it out and the others to blissfully ignore it, and enjoy the lusts this life has.
      But please don’t tell me that just because she says apples are apples you believe her, an artist can say anything and twist it to mean something else.
      If you read any deeper than what is at surface you would be surprised.

    • GiftofDiscernment
      November 25, 2014

      How in any way is Flawless a positive song??? Just because a clip from a feminist speech was randomly inserted into that trainwreck makes it empowering? Please take a look at the lyrics again. how many times does she say “G– Da#n” in this song? Wow 🙁

  • Kristen
    November 14, 2014

    I want to thank you Brittney for standing up for Christ!!! It can be a difficult thing sometimes especially if it is something that our hearts once longed for. I am proud to call you sister because you did right!!! Thanks!!!

  • Kasey
    November 13, 2014

    I have so much respect for you! Well spoken.

  • Jackie Smith
    November 12, 2014

    Thank you for saying exactly what needed to be said. Very well written and explained.

  • Tina
    November 11, 2014

    MMMM funny how people waste time analyzing how imperfect Beyonce’s life is. You could be using that time to implement something positive for instance work on your own gifts so you can be a blessing to many. God is for all and does not look at how perfect one is. We all falter and commit sin but Beyonce’s sins are on grander stature because she is world known. Either way, whether she is under the worship of the devil or simply using her talent considering she works extremely hard at developing it and has a great business sense, forget all that and observe the millions she has helped through charity organizations, social events and donations. Lol in question since you are pointing fingers, how many have you helped? what have you done to make a difference? Let he who is free from sin cast the first stone! Lady if you have not committed sin, if you have not cursed and if you have not “doubted” among many other sins, then cast the first stone otherwise you are just wasting your time. You will go no where busy bashing Beyonce for her success which ever way she got it. She is making here money, paying her bills and contributing to the society’s welfare whether you are flawless or not. lmao some people though. Verse from the bible Rev 5:10 “And hast made us unto our God, Kings and Priests; and we shall reign on earth”. Lady why else would be created on earth if we were not meant to have dominion on earth??? Don’t waste time, look for your own gifts and stop being a nay-sayer, clearly Beyonce is still a success, where has that landed you? with just an article bashing her success like every other person ignorant enough to realise that when God gives a person gifts, its meant to make a difference.

    • Lauren
      November 11, 2014

      NO ONE’S accomplishments mean a hill of beans to God, Tina. Since you’re quoting Scriptures you’ve surely read them all. You know the story of the widow who gave LESS THAN ONE PENNY and yet is remembered 2,000+ years for giving more than anyone else gave. Beyoncé’s millions given to charity will NOT buy her a pass into heaven. Honoring God…loving others…believing in Jesus Christ…that’s the ONLY WAY to heaven. She was given a beautiful talent that is WASTED to get her WEALTH. She was given a beautiful body that is FLAUNTED and causes men to LUST. She was raised to know God, but apparently never moved the message to her heart. And your condemnation of the writer of this blog is far worse than anything she said lovingly about Beyoncé. You need to look in a mirror…the person you wrote about is you.

      • Justin
        November 12, 2014

        amen sista! Amen!!!!

      • Dr. Eastman
        November 13, 2014

        Agreed!

      • Didi
        November 14, 2014

        I 100% AGREE. Didn’t feel any Hate reading Britt’s concert OBSERVATIONS! And lets be clear, it is not bashing if it IS the truth.

        • Sarah
          November 14, 2014

          It is not the truth, it is opinion.

          • Tera
            November 14, 2014

            You said it yourself, it’s an opinion. Where does anyone else have the right say that an opinion is either right or wrong, when it’s well known that questions of opinion have NO right answer. It is simply that words are there, and she wants to spread hers on the internet. To openly bash someone in particular for their opinion makes no sense and only blatantly shows the truth that many people have already found: you are no better than anyone, nor are they any better than you.

      • Whitney
        November 16, 2014

        Hi Lauren, I love your comment! You definitely said everything I was thinking. Most of these comments are pitiful. One thing we know is Beyoncé is definitely human so that means anything is possible. Follow the spirit when in you. Oh and I am a long time Destinys child fan, so I have no reason to ridicule Bey just because.

      • D~Wats
        February 2, 2016

        The Bible (Paul) also said judge nothing before it’s time and that he doesn’t even judge himself. You used to listen to her but now you feel you have the right to condemn her like you didn’t “go” to the concert. This hate blog is surely not loving her or reaching out to her. My Lord AND Savior draws dirt in the sand in front of women like her and before people like you and forgives her just as any other. You have no idea the testimony God will get from her life (“Ah hem”…after Whitney Houston died, they played her last interview and when asked her most prized possession in life, she answered, “The Holy Spirit”). You weren’t convicted at the concert; you dealt with self condemnation because you still don’t know what Paul was talking about when He mention an “evil conscience”. If you really read or have read the Word you would know God NEVER called you (or anyone else) a Christian anyway. So how “lost” are you? You don’t even know what your Father called you. He might not be your Father then. You might be the leaders, priest, and teachers of the church who Jesus called “a brood of vipers” and “hypocrites” whom He said unless we had more faith than they we would not make it into heaven. Yeah, you sound like a Pharisee. Like the man who prayed he was glad he was not like the other person in Luke 11:18 (since y’all are throwing out scriptures)…:

        11“The Pharisee stood and was praying this to himself: ‘God, I thank You that I am not like other people: swindlers, unjust, adulterers, or even like this tax collector. 12‘I fast twice a week; I pay tithes of all that I get.’ 13“But the tax collector, standing some distance away, was even unwilling to lift up his eyes to heaven, but was beating his breast, saying, ‘God, be merciful to me, the sinner!’ 14“I tell you, this man went to his house justified rather than the other; for everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, but he who humbles himself will be exalted.”

        Sounds like you and your people doesn’t it? You don’t even know the meaning of the song you quoted…you probably had to look the words up…then you conveniently left out parts. You won’t let a catchy hook and a beat lead you to hell, but many of you allow your pastor to pied pipe you there with high octane soaked bras on…because (just like Jay Z’s girlfriend) your pastor isn’t Jesus either, and evidently, he/she is misleading you for you to have such a perception of a child of God. We are out here WITH the drug dealers, prostitutes, gamblers, racist, homeless, murders, giving light where there seems to be none. THATS what the GOSPEL (who’s greek definition is “good news”) IS ….Good NEWS…GOOOOD NEWS… That God showed Love and grw us and He wants to Love you too. The same! How dare you judge a person because they don’t know what you know?! Should God have left you where you were at?! I submit you haven’t found HIM, Yahweh, Jehovah, but a substitute called religion. You talked all that “Noise” about crosses. Did you not read what the man who you claim is your savior did with the thief and what He told Him before He died…..ON THE CROSS? Jay-Z’s Song Lucifer was a conversation to God about how he felt when his best friend was murdered. Jay Z admits He doesn’t understand certain things, but he also addresses God in His music and interviews more than any other artist. I find it crazy How you omit that he said He was going to chase Lucifer out of Earth… over… and over… in that song. By the way have you ever talked to or met an atheist or agnostic? What is a God to them? Sounds like even in Jay’s ignorance you don’t speak much more truth than He does. I am a fearless child of my Father (a Saint) and He is Love. You are not. Bye Felicia.

        • Brittaneé
          February 2, 2016

          “How dare you judge a person because they don’t know what you know?”

          Ummm, kinda like you just spent an hour writing a novel judging me with your judgement-disguised rhetoric. Thanks for stopping by. Carry on…..

          • D~Wats
            February 2, 2016

            Lol you wish I spent that much time… My response is not for you, but others who read your blog and will feel condemned because of it…. Lastly, I did not judge you. Did I say your blog was going to “lead people to hell”… No. I made statements on the validity of your view points and stated what your Bible says about it… Done deal. You posted on the World Wide Web, what more fits disingenuous “Rhetoric” than any comment under it. Stooop it.

    • Lante
      November 13, 2014

      Hello I wanted to comment on your response. First, don’t you understand that people who worship and work for the devil do good works too? Actually a lot of people who believe in satan perform good works because satan is smart and uses that to persuade people to follow him. I think often times we assume that because people are bad that they are only going to do bad things but that isn’t true. Not trying to be rude I just want you to be clear on that. Also this lady is not bashing Beyoncé. She didn’t say foul things about Beyoncé all she did was write about her observations which may have enlightened some people. She did not speak illy of Beyoncé though so don’t comment on her article bashing her for her own observations. This lady may not have done as much charity as Beyoncé but what point does that make really? She wasn’t trying to compare herself to bey at all. Even a Beyoncé fan can respect this. And you can’t judge a person based on their successes, however you can see the things they do and observe. Don’t be fooled just because people do charity and make lots of money.

      • Kris K
        November 20, 2014

        Hello Lante:

        Don’t you think you’re giving satan a little to much credit. Actually satan can’t do anything good, it only appears to “look good” because every good and perfect gift comes from above. The devil will transform into a angel of light to decieve you, but you have to test the spirits by the spirits
        Charity is very important! It goes hand in hand with the second commandment jesus leaves us with: “love your neighbor as yourself”
        If you recall in the word, there was a time when a young rich ruler wanted to follow jesus and he asked what must he do, after stating the commandments he said now go and give all that you have. Not a little, not a portion. Not saying you gotta give all that you have…but when you have, be sure to give.
        It’s no way there should billion dollar people in America with poverty in America…or the rest of the world for that matter
        That’s what Christianity is about, helping your brethren when they’re down because it either could be you, or use to be you!

      • Candra
        December 3, 2014

        I heard a pastor say this once, “The devil gives you the benefits first, but you don’t know what the sacrifice is until later, by then it’s too late, but with God, you know what the sacrifice and the benefits upfront!” See, whether we do it unknowingly or purposely, we can give Satan permission to carry out his will in our lives. He masquerades as “angel of Light”, “he roams around like a roaring lion seeking whom he may devour.” So what does this say about his nature? He’s deceitful, cowardice, prideful, and “the father of lies” (the first lie he told Eve was that they would be like “gods” by eating from the tree which God had forbade them to do). He has to hide who he truly is, and get you in the darkness, because he cannot bear to stand in nor can he operate in the light that is Jesus Christ. God is completely the opposite. He may have said “don’t do this” or “don’t do that”, of course not in that simplest of terms, but he also gives His children, even His angels free will (Read Genesis Chapter 6, then research the Book of Enoch, and you’ll see what I mean if you don’t know already, and of course, Satan aka Lucifer aka Day Star who was kicked out of heaven for wanting to be God!), because he wants people to be willing, and faithful servants, to not feel obligated. This is why he clearly outlines who He is, and what we must do (obeying His commandments and laws), so that we live the right life, from the Old to the New Testament, and not what the world, who Satan is the ruler of are doing. Take care.

    • Angela Maddox
      November 14, 2014

      You are sadly confused if you think that this verse in Revelations is in any relation to reigning in a secular world or have you forgotten the scripture that says. “What would it profit a man to gain the world and then lose his soul.” God calls us to reign as kings and priest but with a spirit of Christ not a spirit of this world and you are sadly mistaken if you think all the money Bey makes exempts her from the same standards of any other believer in Jesus Christ.

    • jasmine
      November 14, 2014

      Funny how you took the time to basically say someone wasted their time or was pointing fingers when in reality you just did the same thing! Everyone is entitled to their own opinion so by all mean she has every right to say what she would like…the same way you are asking her who is she to do this and that goes right back to you! “WHO ARE YOU TO QUESTION HER REASONING FOR WRITTING THIS OR QUESTION HER OPINION?”

    • jack
      November 17, 2014

      Wow for someone who has read the bible, you are terribly mislead.
      She is not bashing her success, she is merely pointing out how much she has changed.
      If someone has a belief and then disowns that belief for money, “paying bills” and “success” then I think that persons word is worthless, as they don’t truly believe in what they stand for and what they preach. If you back someone up like that then you look just as stupid and obviously hold monetary gain in higher regard than sticking to your morals and belief……. I’ll leave it at that
      Good luck with your future sir

  • Morgan
    November 10, 2014

    That was an awesome read. Pay no attention to the nay-sayers or those that lack the Holy Spirit and stay true to the word of God. Be Blessed my sister in Christ!

  • none
    November 10, 2014

    The bible also says its okay to sell your sister.

    • jack
      November 17, 2014

      Old testament bruh,
      When quoting the bible context is important.

  • Rosma
    November 8, 2014

    As a Christian, I would not have gone to that concert, but I also believe everything happens for a reason. Be reminded Brittany, that all of these people making the negative comments, cannot, in any way prevent or hinder your walk with God and in the end, your place in heaven!! Not one of them died for your sins, or died a cruel death at Calvary, that you might have everlasting life!! Jesus said, ” if you deny me in front of your friends, I will deny you in front of my father”, so all of those that say they’re “Christians” , will never go against what you witnessed or your stance for God and his word. These people, as rich and famous as they are, tend to forget one crucial point, ” there will be judgement day, and everyone of them will have to answer for their actions!!” It’s as simple as that. The bible also says” What does it profit a man to gain the whole world, and lose his soul?”, that’s exactly what is going on here……. The rich & famous worship their vehicles, clothes & money, all the things that they cannot take with them when they die!! That is one thing that all of us have in common…. all of us WILL DIE, the question is when, and what we do during this time on earth that will determine where we will spend eternity…….. If you read the book of Deutoronomy, it clearly says what will happen….. Put on the full armor of God, that you can stand against the schemes of the devil!! Many are the afflictions of the righteous but he said, he will deliver us from them all……stay firm and God will protect you, he has never loss a battle!! He sees and knows all…..May God continue to bless you and continue to serve him, and remember that your reward comes from above, not from mankind.

    Sister in Christ
    Rosma

  • Drew Ali
    October 28, 2014

    While the points made on here are correct, its all just a tool of confusion. The real problem is racism, hands down. No matter how you try to look at it, every problem between people all comes from racism. Its about one group of people trying to control another group. And do this through various social channels, entertainment and religion in this case. My question for the Christian individuals is what are you going to do about the situation?

    • raven
      November 1, 2014

      As a Christian there is only one way and that is God’s way. The world is its own hell and we have to be strong and not let the devil seduce us with what we as humans consider to be harmless fun. The devil comes in all shapes in sizes. For some it can be food, pride, vanity or even glorification of another human being. We have all be blessed with a special talent and a piece of God is in every individual. Now what you choose to with your gift is on you. God gave us a choice! After reading this entire article you got race as the biggest issue? Yes it is a problem and that is, what I believe, just another trick of the enemy to keep God’s people seperated.

      • Drew Ali
        November 19, 2014

        Do you realize you just said the same thing I said? Race is a form of separation, we need to eliminate all races and communication barriers. There should be one language and one race. The Bible does not speak of race that much if at all. Every problem that exists in the world can be traced to a form of racism and discrimination.

    • Ang
      November 10, 2014

      I have this say that this post is really an amazing thing to read. And all so very true… God tells us to protect our hearts for a reason.

      I have to say, i’m a little confused as to how from EVERYTHING you read above, and all the Bible versus, where in the world did you see anything having to do with race??? I wouldn’t matter if they were white, black, or purple… the message in the end is all the same. Nothing above had anything to do with race..

      • Drew Ali
        November 19, 2014

        Racism is the biggest problem in the world. People get food, clothes, housing and opportunities based on color. People get poor foods, education, and limited opportunities based on color. As I stated earlier, every problem can be traced back to racism. Racism is the number one problem of the world. Its a lot bigger than these entertainers, but I guess I’ll let you “Christians” believe that Jay-Z, a black man from the projects is the devil and he’s trying to destroy everyone’s soul.

    • kira
      November 13, 2014

      I used to think the problem was racism but it’s really not. Racism is another distraction. The war going on in this world is between the rich and the poor

  • Wolfgang
    October 20, 2014

    There’s certainly a lot to learn about this issue.
    I like all of the points you’ve made.

  • Maine Event
    October 12, 2014

    Nice post Brittany! but you sound a bit biased in your belief system. I take from the bible also…but I too, understand there is knowledge that was stolen that never made it, things added to distort original purpose and most of all translated by my oppressors. Your quote about Jay Z saying “walk on water” for 1 things in the bible really shouldn’t be taken literally. There are things that have to be researched for an individual to even begin to scratch the surface of our mystery of life. Jesus said “you shall do all my works and more” Christians seldom either forget that scripture or shy away from its meaning. That scripture is one of great humility, one announcing to his listeners/followers that he was no greater than the man standing next to him, that he was here to restore to mankind the identity that was long hidden from them. Jesus never spoke words of arrogance or even self-proclamational quotes. He did not come here to tell us who HE was but who WE were because we were a lost people. So actually Jay-Z represents someone who is aware of this identity Christ was trying to restore. Water was the symbol for “truth” in those times, that scripture “walked on water” was symbolic for “stood on truth”. That scripture was implying (with knowledge) that he stood on truth which is quite clever because it implies that if one can walk on water (stand on truth) you can stand up to anything (the truth shall set you free). The stories wrapped around these powerful scriptures are only meant to make the ignorant “seek diligently” because he “spoke in parables” so that only ones that knew how to discern the purpose from the story would understand. The Gospels of that man’s life were written 30-75 years after his crucifixion, none of the Apostles that claimed to be quoting his words actually walked with him and they only imply it was inspired by the “Holy Spirit” because they were in the making of establishing Christianity against the potent Pagan religions at the time. They needed to say and do anything in their power to get everyone to believe in one God. The Virgin Mary, the places of hell and heaven, and Christ’s divinity were just all tools of making people pay attention to a man that truly was the way to true enlightenment because there isn’t a Sun God, Water God, and so on….there is only one God but he’s neither male or female…he is just a life force of manifestation that brings about creation and stays at work at creating peace within whats created (that’s why they say he lives in you). When Christ said he was the Way, the Truth, and the LIFE he meant his WAY of doing things, the TRUTH that he brought and how he lived his LIFE was the way into heaven but not a spiritual place where BILLIONS of souls since the beginning of time will meet (sound farfetched right??)…no we all come from a life force that we shall return to if we our spirit dies in peace as it came or else you will become a spirit of vagabond wishing you didn’t fear and worry and sorrow as much to bring you to that sense of self. We all are created equal and connected to that life force of peace but fear, worry, sorrow, anger, etc. are all things that create a self apart from the all in one and dying that way will have you fighting to get things right with only your spirit wen you die (much easier as humans with a body as tool to choose how to feel as opposed to a spirit that’s sort of set in stone). The second coming of Christ that is prophesied about is not a spiritual being coming in the sky. Christ is a family of people that share his enlightenment. Christ knew it would take a while for anyone to be as free and enlightened as he was that’s why he spoke of a second coming of that spiritual freedom moreso. Dr. Martin Luther King one might say exemplified one as Christ that restored the spiritual truth of freedom to his people that they may too be as free in spirit as he and Christ was and felt. That second coming has came but it’s few out of many that understand what it TRULY means to be…free.

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    • precious
      October 12, 2014

      What a revelation @Maine event. Very powerful I completely agree with you praise God for the revelation! !!!! @maineevent

    • rob etheridge
      October 12, 2014

      I will address 2 things: distortion & literal interpretation of scripture.
      First, scripture wad not distorted by your oppressors. The Bible had the most intact, consistent, & peer reviewed manuscripts of any writing, hands down. The latest works about Jesus were complete within 40 years of His death. The history of Alexander the Great want written until 500 yeasts after his death, yet you wouldn’t question it.
      Second, when something in scripture is a story for “emphasis”, we are told that. The term ‘walk on water’ was not code for ‘standing on truth’. Jesus walking on water was one of the revelations of His equality to God. Those who saw this knew it bc that was a common thought even from the early Egyptians as depicted in hieroglyphics that only a god could walk on water.

      • Daisy
        November 11, 2014

        Rob, thank you for your post. Main Event, that is utter nonsense!! The God I believe in, the Living God, the God of Issac, Abraham, Moses, the creator of the Heavens and Earth is certainly big enough to to maintain the accuracy of His word. Anyone who believes differently, does NOT worship the One True God!!! But merely an idol you have created…..

    • KLove
      October 19, 2014

      Thank you for going to be a witness to the evil works being used through people who chose the path of Eternal damnation or the ways of death eternal and followers/fans are being persuaded by such. This post speaks of truth. Continue to ONLY pease God with all your heart, Not man!

      Man (people) seek comforting words to sooth their own reasoning. But Jesus boldly confronted evil works of sin so we would not be led astray. God so loved the world he gave His only begottem son, “whosoever” would believe on him will not perish, but have everlasting life. Jesus Christ, came into the world to save not condemn it.

      Several times it is written to expose evil. So who side are you really on sir or mam? CHOOSE YE THIS DAY WHOM YOU WILL SERVE. NO MORE REASONING. God word speaks clearly for itself. Heaven and earth will pass away but God’s word will not pass away. His word is everlasting.

      …daily working out your OWN soul salvation.

      We must encourage the body of Christ in holy faith until the day of Christ return. Win souls in our own unique gifting God has bestowed upon us. Each of us has an assignment given by God to compelling lost souls and back sliders to graciously…. in love … come into the loving arms of God and repent of their sins and walk in the way of the righteous thereof. Do what God had called you to do in Jesus Christ name. Amen. Point out what God is leading you to point out so others can see the light and be led out of darkness. Give them a chance to hear truth. Don’t judge this post and point out any fault you may find. Pray as well as watch and add goodness to edify and encourage. Don’t stir up confusion. Thank you Lord Jesus Christ. AMEN.

    • perle
      November 9, 2014

      oh please! I do understand what you saying, but it is not only the ” I can walk on the water” that make Jay-Z a blasphemer, but it is all the elements together! Yes the ”I can walk on the water” can be interpreted in a other way, but please look up all the arguments not just one of them…

    • Tanner
      November 14, 2014

      @DatBoMAINE There is so much wrong with your comment. It would take days to break down every single error in your reasoning. Please, keep your thoughts to yourself; freedom of speech is a very valuable privilege, but not a license to rattle off at the mouth with foolishness. Please don’t assume that your rambling is coherent or intelligent.

      I encourage you to read the Bible as a whole, not simply picking out verses and making assumptions as you read one or two passages. Above all else, until you have invested the time it takes to study and interpret scripture; until you’ve put in the time it takes to have the authority and ability to make and stand on statements like you’ve made, just hold your tongue and keep studying. Not only will you clean up the comment sections, you’ll be more knowledgable about scripture!

      With that said, this person’s article about Beyoncé was well timed and very observational. Should it be analyzed and broken down? Probably not, she was simply reporting what she observed from her perspective. It’s a very interesting article, to say the least.

  • Lisa
    October 4, 2014

    1) you are a great writer.. You should continue writing for God’s Glory!
    2) I’m glad you were able to openly examine these problems. Most people don’t think the message behind the ‘music’. However, you have approached this from a very mature stance.
    3) Happy early 10 month spiritual birthday!!! 😀

  • Minion
    October 3, 2014

    Continue to allow God to use you…I pray your strength in the Lord. Good article.

  • Alex
    October 3, 2014

    this is by far the dumbest article I have ever read. I am a Christian, but you are analyzing far too much. Go to the concert, enjoy the beats and the company. Dont agree with the music? Dont go to the concert. Its that simple. Its people like you that draw people away from christianity because of how particular and hypocritical you are. and weird might I add.

    • Jane Lane
      October 4, 2014

      …..

      Oh no no! Go on being judgemental and particular (and rather hypocritical, might I add) towards another person. Guess Jesus’ many lessons on treating people the way you would like to be treated responding to your neighbours with love don’t register in your version of christianity. Don’t like it? Move right along. It’s that simple. I won’t presume to assume other’s reasons for rejecting a religion despite how much your behaviour turns me off the mere idea.

      And might I add, this comment looks a little familiar.

      Well then

      • Angie
        November 10, 2014

        oh please this whole article is judgmental and hypocritical. she was “led” to go to this blasphemous concert just to take some silly notes that could be easily discovered on YouTube??? more like i wanted an excuse to go see Beyonce in concert!!! lol this entire article is a joke.

    • Dina
      October 6, 2014

      Girrrrrlllllll sit down.l There is NO excuse foe the foolery and lyrics…Its wrong on every level. And if you dont like this article dont read it, like you said.

      • DC
        November 13, 2014

        She had to read it to discover that she did not like it. Ijs.

    • olivia
      October 10, 2014

      The time you spent to argue and tear down her article you could use to denounce their BLATANT disrespect to your GOD! since you said are a christian. Be mindful that you will have to give account for actions so go ahead uplift the people pitifully trying to tear down your GOD!

      • Take a good look at your religion
        November 11, 2014

        I’m so tired of black people and other people of color who are Christians avidly quoting scripture and righteously acting like they’re living in THE TRUTH. Do you know the TRUTH about how this religion was used as a tool to oppress and enslave your ancestors? Your ancestors had their own faiths and Gods. Who says Europeans had it right and the gods your ancestors believed in were false? Who the heck knows anything WITH CERTAINTY about who God really is or isn’t. But one thing is for sure, this religion is responsible for so many deaths and perpetuating so many injustices across generations and continues to do so even today. Your ancestors are rolling over in their graves. Honor them and do some freaking homework. Look into your roots. Learn about what Christianity’s role has been in oppression, corruption and slavery. Look into African-based religions.

        • Andree
          November 11, 2014

          Actually, Christianity was not the cause of many death. The evil people that used religion in a deceitful way were the ones who caused sooo many deaths. Slave owners lied and misused parts of the bible to keep their slaves under control. Blaming Christianity for death is like blaming a gun for killing. It’s the people that use it, not the tool itself.

        • Kris K
          November 12, 2014

          And you say that to say what? It wasn’t religion specifically that had our ancestors enslaved, it was the manipulation within the scriptures. You have to understand the devil knows scriptures too, and if you stop criticizing and speculating and read the word, and don’t lean on your own understanding, then maybe God will reveal himself to you.
          I can’t speak on anyone else but me personally I do know the truth, and his name is Jesus. Yeah I sin everyday and continue to fall short of his glory but I get back up and repent. And acknowledge thst I do need Him. Don’t be simple minded your whole life. People perish for a lack of knowledge..,find out who God is and you’ll learn to not speak out of ignorance.

  • m
    October 2, 2014

    Religion is what is wrong with the world today. According to your religion thou shalt not judge. That makes you a hypocrite for judging them.

    • t
      October 2, 2014

      That is incorrect, the bible (and religion) says judge not lest ye be judged.
      Meaning that if you judge you will be judged. more of a warning against judgement not a strict “do not judge.” It is just letting you know that if you judge, you will be judged.

    • Lauren
      October 2, 2014

      Actually “m”… it is not our “religion” that says “thou shalt not judge.” God says in HIS WORD says, “Judge not according to the appearance, but judge righteous judgment.” (John 7:24. God also says in HIS WORD in Leviticus 19:15, “”‘Do not pervert justice; do not show partiality to the poor or favoritism to the great, but judge your neighbor fairly.” That means they don’t get a pass because they’re rich or great and that we ARE to judge them fairly. If you’re going to use “our religion” to try to condemn us, you ought to really study God’s Word to see what He really said. By the way, He also says in Proverbs 17:15, “Acquitting the guilty and condemning the innocent–both are detestable to the LORD.” You might want to look at your post and see what you did. We are not hypocrites for doing what we are instructed to do…and what you fail to see is that not one of us wishes evil or ill will for this couple. We all pray that before they stand before God to face the consequences of their failure to honor and glorify His name, they will have made things right with God and had an opportunity to TRULY LIVE THEIR FAITH that they “claim” they have.

      • Patty
        October 3, 2014

        Glory be to God for this response . This is right from my heart into words . Meditate on the Word day and night, and you will find a beautiful fear of sinning against the Lord our Savior growing inside of you more and more everyday . But by no means is this an argument . Truth is truth . We speak not of our own understanding but are inspired by the Holy Spirit . Remember that the bible says whoever is not in the Spirit will think things of the Spirit are foolish . We sow the seed, and God convicts the heart . I’ve truly been blessed to see that there are other people actually reading their word and standing for Christ ..daily !

  • Renee
    October 1, 2014

    I still don’t agree with the fact that Christians listening to beyonce or jayz or secular music period defines a persons heart or their character, only God truly knows our hearts and intentions. I’ve been a member of the Church of Christ my entire life, but as I’ve grown older I think it’s more of how one lives their lives mainly regarding how we treat one another down to the members of our family to the strangers on the street that’s what Christianity is about, love. Some of the most trifling people I’ve come across have been members of the Church unfortunately. A lot of members think they are perfect and so they automatically see wrong doing in others. Basically, just become someone listens to Beyonce or Jay z does not mean they are automatically going to hell because there are other aspects of how they live their lives. Also, just because someone blasts gospel music all day everyday does not mean they are going to heaven because that doesn’t necessarily mean they live a complete and total righteous life.

    • Lauren
      October 2, 2014

      Renee: I think the real question should be: Do you think Jesus would go to a Beyoncé and Jayz concert and if He did, would they do the same “entertainment” for Him that they do for everyone else? I turn my TV off when something offensive comes on because I believe Christ’s Spirit lives IN me and whatever I watch I make Him watch. I no longer listen to anything with an unrighteous message in it musically…there’s plenty enough decent stuff out there. I don’t just listen to Christian music…but my heart and spirit are very drawn to Christian music. Some of the most trifling people I know DO NOT go to church…and we church people are called to “build each other up” (each other is family members). As Christians we’re called to speak in ways that edify others…it doesn’t sound like Beyoncé OR Jayz are singing “edifying” music…while she claims to be a Christian. Many in this thread apparently believe that “entertainment” and “real life” are two totally different things. If you want to know who or what your heart is really worshipping, look at how you’re spending your money and your time. There’s the real indication of the heart. And Christians have been instructed IN GOD’S WORD that we will be known by our fruit. I don’t want any of the fruit cultivated by the music that Beyoncé and Jayz are singing…I don’t want it as a Christian…I don’t want it for my children and grandchildren…I don’t want my neighbors listening to it and being influenced by it. I’m tired of “Christians” instructing me that love means I accept ungodly behavior and words…that is not love. That is tolerance…and that’s sin!!! We were not called to “tolerate”. God “disciplines” His children because He loves them. Calling Beyoncé to be who she says she is demonstrates love…not judgment. Unfortunately, your post sounds almost as judgmental as you claim the author of this blog has been.

      • Renee
        October 2, 2014

        Lauren I don’t think I’m being judgmental at all. I agree with some of what you stated, I just believe that come judgment day, we won’t be just judged solely off of the music we listened to, that’s all. If I sounded judgmental, I didn’t mean to.

        • Regal
          October 2, 2014

          Lauren, you are not being judgmental. The bible tells us as believers in Jesus Christ that we are to:
          Matthew 26:41 “Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.”
          Luke 21:36 Be always on the watch, and pray that you may be able to escape all that is about to happen, and that you may be able to stand before the Son of Man.”
          Please don’t think she is being judgmental when our God tells us to be aware of what is around us. She is just letting people know the truth and the light. If no one talks about what is going on in the world then how can we fight the enemy (devil). We must know his way in order to help lead people to Christ. In war you don’t fight blind!!!

  • The outspoken one!!
    October 1, 2014

    He we go again ! 1st I just wanna say to those that are really praising her about this post have no minds of your own and clearly can’t think for your damn selves ! It’s called entertainment people have been doing it for decades and will keep doing it. They just know how to sell and keep your attention and for those of you all who feed into like there worshiping satan are some damn fools you are judging them by there concert which is again entertainment ! If you felt that bad about it you could of sold the tickets. You just where bored with your life so you had to pick on somebody else’s . Your not mentioning there humanitarian work and what they do for there community . Your not judging her off of her character but a character you see but a character there portraying just like people have been doing for decades on movies . You should be uplifting these black peoples who came from nothing and made something amazing of themselves ( white people wouldn’t understand) there just mad that there black powerful people! They always think God for there talents that he blessed them with! You all are nothing more than modern day hating ass people! What if that was your family or kids you would be rooting ! I’m a Christian all day but you have them church people out there who say they empower but your really just trying to tear someone down just because you hate your lives the same way the did God!! You all need to grow minds of your own and look outside that damn box and you’ll see how idiotic you all sound ! All of you talking about them are very judge mental ! It’s not what you did with your life but how you lived it! They do countless charity work to those in need here in the U.S. and overseas! Just because she prayed about it doesn’t mean God had a plan for her! People need to shut up and just out have a good time and enjoy there lives! You all are just so depressing!

    • Dee
      October 1, 2014

      Even if you dont agree with her (which she is telling the truth), you could still respect her blog and respect her by using more appropriate language if you seen that offensive language makes her uncomfortable. Whether you like it or not, whether you believe it or not, Christ Himself said that one day “EVERY knee shall bow”.

    • Lauren
      October 2, 2014

      Outspoken, indeed! If you are entertained by profanity, nudity, blasphemy and crudity, you may want to check your form of Christianity. Christians are people who are trying to become like Christ…and I’m really having difficulty seeing Christ in you through your profanity-laden post. You can see others judging but don’t seem to see how incredibly judgmental your own post is (which is usually what happens by people who know the world better than they know God). There once was a rich young ruler who came to Christ and told Christ he’d done the “humanitarian” thing all his life…he’d followed all the rules…he’d lived the perfect life. But Jesus told him it wasn’t enough…and doing humanitarian things is not enough for us either. “Making something of themselves” by selling their body and souls to the world is not something they should be “uplifted” for…it’s something we should continue to pray for. The very sad part about all of this is that you won’t recognize how incredibly depressing your own post is for those of us who have a fulfilling relationship with Christ that doesn’t need to be “entertained” by anything in the world. Have you read the Bible? Do you know God’s Word? Or are you just “winging it” by what you THINK a Christian is and should be? I actually have an incredibly good time and enjoy my life WITHOUT Beyoncé and Jayz in it. And I will do EVERYTHING IN MY POWER to make sure that their music has no influence over people I love who deserve to be entertained by things much better than what B+J are offering. And guess what…I thought of every bit of that in my own mind…and I’m humanitarian too…and I’m not “judging” her character off her character…I’m judging it off her actions – which demonstrate TRUE CHARACTER. A holy, righteous, godly, talented, beautiful woman like Beyoncé needs to prove that she’s more than that??? To who??? Why??? And she does so by selling sex…pandering to worldly lusts…dropping F-bombs and m-fers IN THE NAME OF ENTERTAINMENT???? Sorry…her true character IS showing and all the humanitarian aid in the world doesn’t make up for sin. According to the Scripture, only ONE WAY to make up for sin…and that’s what Jesus did. And when we TRULY BELIEVE that He did that for us, we cannot do ANYTHING to shame Him…to shame His name…to shame His bride (the church). She’s going to wake up one day ashamed of what she’s done…my heart breaks for her. She’s selling the world a lie. But one day every knee will bow and every tongue will confess that JESUS CHRIST is LORD…NOT Jz!

    • Denicia
      October 2, 2014

      Out of the same mouth proceeds blessing and cursing. My brethren, these things ought not so to be. -James 3:10

    • KLove
      October 19, 2014

      God speaks of bringing those down with cleverness and being wise in their own eyes, the proud, etc. Be mindful. ASK God to open your spiritual eyes and SEE beyond entertainment and your own reasoning of belief and justification. God is Love. Pick up your own cross and follow Christ. ♡

    • Seriously.....
      November 10, 2014

      Okay First off- “White people wouldn’t understand” where did that even come from?? Because there are no poor “white people”?? “White people” didn’t come from nothing and build their lives into something great??? NOTHING in this WHOLE ENTIRE POST did anything have to do with race….

      Second- she was not judging anyone who listens to their music, or attends their concerts— to each their own is pretty much how is goes. To be a Christian is to be “Christ Like”…. all the above is not Christ like. I grew up in church, am a strong Christian.. that doesn’t mean I ONLY listen to Christian music nor does it mean I ONLY go places where Christians are.. but it DOES mean that I protect my heart and soul from things that could eventually turn my thoughts away from being Christ Like. You become what you are around.. everyone knows that.. the people, the music, the places… whatever it is, the things you spend the MOST time with, are the things that eventually seep into your soul and mind, and it becomes your lifestyle, sometimes without evening noticing. There is nothing wrong with her sharing her heart about her experience and what she felt during this concert- if anything, it should open people’s eyes and make them think ” huh… there is a lot of lyrics I sing along to without really paying attention to what I am speaking” The Word says we SPEAK things into existence… people who say they are always tired, are in fact always tired… people who say they are always broke… well, they will always be broke. You SPEAK into your life what you will have and how you will feel. By innocently singing along to lyrics to songs.. you are inviting those thoughts into your heart.

  • Val
    September 30, 2014

    Oh boy here we go. The bible was written in metaphors and allegories…to each its own. What’s right for U is right for U on the other hand what’s wrong for u is wrong for u. I find that Christian folk are always judging people…it’s been more than 4,000 years since rid mysterious Jesus character has pass on but yet the number of years doesn’t increases. It’s all mind control and black folk got it bad! Go Bey! Go Jay z!

    • rob etheridge
      October 12, 2014

      And another person ignorant to that about which he speaks. Jesus was crucified just under 2000 years ago, not 4000. I’ll explain; our calendar is based upon the birth of Christ (BC & AD…Before Christ & In the year of our Lord), it is the year 2014, the calendar is off by a few years due to circumstances surrounding the birth of Christ, Jesus was Crucified at age 33 (placing death within a few years of 33 AD.

    • Lauren
      October 12, 2014

      Val…The Bible is the “inspired” WORD OF GOD…the only “metaphors and allegories” are found in the “parables” told by Jesus to people who COULD NOT UNDERSTAND TRUTH, so it had to be explained in language they COULD UNDERSTAND. That would be people like you who do not even know history. Jesus was NOT a “mysterious character” who “passed on”. Unlike EVERY OTHER RELIGION, our God LIVES AGAIN. He conquered death. There were over 500 witnesses to his reappearance on earth for 40 days AFTER he was crucified.

      The story doesn’t “decrease” because it’s not “fake”…it’s not “a metaphor or allegory”…it’s not a “rumor”. And the TRUTH of Christianity is the Person Jesus Christ…the One and Only Son of the One and Only True Living God. It is not our belief that makes it true. It is not your lack of belief that makes it false. TRUTH IS TRUTH…and belief or non-belief does not change it. The only thing it changes is the lives of those who ACCEPT TRUTH. You have chosen to reject it…that will not change it. But you will pay the consequences of that decision because there is coming a day when EVERY KNEE shall bow and EVERY TONGUE confess that Jesus is Lord. I pray you will know and accept the truth before that day…because on that day it will be too late for your to accept the truth…and you will suffer the consequences. God loves you so much that He will let you choose your eternity. I pray you choose wisely!

    • KLove
      October 20, 2014

      Jesus Christ doesn’t want us to be Luke warm Christians having one foot in the Church/word of God and one foot on the world. What commune light has with darkness? Read psalms and Ezek.

      Justification and reasonings are excuses. Stop it at once in Jesus Christ’s name.

      Be not entangled with unbelievers unless you are being a light in darkness and or winning souls for Christ. Many will be deceived in this last day…. The devil is a wolf in sheep’s clothing. But be not deceived, God is not mocked.

      Jesus tells you the type of people who WILL NOT enter the Kingdom.

      Believe it or doubt it. It’s your choice. But Jesus is intercepting on our behave and says he is praying that Christians/believers’ faith do not fail.

      I’m not Condemning. .. in love sharing truth so your eyes of your understanding can be opened.

      It’s Christians God -given duty to reprove, edify. Remember evil communication interrupts good manners. We must continue to read our Bible and follow Divine instructions before departing this earthly realm. Listen to what our heavenly father says about being conformed to the world and having works with unfruitful workers of inquity. It’s all against His will.

      In the word of God it declares in all thy getting, get understanding.

  • Tee
    September 30, 2014

    If you are not saved, baptized,and feel with the Holy Ghost aka non believers in Christ you wouldn’t understand this young ladies article. She’s knows the bible as well as I do I grew up in church and if you don’t understand the love that Jesus Christ has for us how he died in the cross for the remission of our sins then the negative comments are irrelevant you all should study the bible KING JAMES version is the best.

    • Dee
      October 1, 2014

      Exactly!

    • William
      October 1, 2014

      I don’t disagree much with what your saying except this one important detail. King James also wrote a book on demonology. There are things in our history we just believe because we don’t know the whole history of the religions we subscribe to. Not saying that I am not a Christian and don’t agree with the point of this blog. But I greatly disagree with the spreading of the writing of King James version even if it is his interpretation of the Holy Bible.

      • Jas
        June 23, 2015

        So, if demons are present in the bible. It does make some since for him to write more in depth about it, right? I know (credible) people who have experienced encounters with such and the only way to make them flee, from what I gathered from these people, is to have unwavering faith in Jesus and to pray in his name. Here’s a link I found regarding King James writing on demonology for anyone curious: http://truth-stands-alone.blogspot.com/2010/07/demonology-by-king-james-i-of-england.html

  • Sylvia
    September 30, 2014

    Thank you for writing this! I knew that Beyonce and Jay Z were performing sexually explicit music and creating music videos, etc. but I did not realize the extent of the vulgarity! I noticed how other rap artists have been using Christian symbols and words like Kayne West and J Cole. They claim that they are God or Jesus! What blasphemy!! As a Christian, you were right in how you interpreted the concert and the music. I think that Beyonce and Jay Z are examples of the false prophets that the Bible speaks of. How dare they use symbols and stories from the Bible in their horridly explicit music!!

    It’s good that you have been engaged with the Bible and knew when Jay Z and Beyonce were speaking something the contradicted with the truth of the word. I encourage you to continue to read your Bible and do a personal devotion with Christ.

    I had decided not to go to a Jesse McCartney concert because his new album “In Technicolor” has nothing but explicit lyrics and implications. I use to listen to his pop music from earlier in his days but gradually his music has gotten more and more sexually explicit.

    Instead, I have been seeking out Christian artists to listen to and I encourage you to do the same! I recommend Joann Rosario (soulful R&B voice), Royal Tailor, and The Washington Projects.

    God bless you!

    “Don’t worry about the wicked or envy those who do wrong. For like grass, they soon will fade away. Like spring flowers, they soon wither.” Psalm 37:1-2

    “The wicked plot against the godly; they snarl at them in defiance. But the Lord just laughs, for he sees their day of judgment coming. Psalm 37:12-13

    • g
      October 1, 2014

      Kanye only name his album “Yeezus” to get back at the industry for trying to say people couldnt rap about God but could rap about bull all day with no problem. When his contract was up he dropped it it.

  • sweatpea
    September 30, 2014

    I absolutely loved this post. The point of being a Christian is being aware of your surroundings as you were. The devil comes as everything we ever wanted or desired and unfortunately, Beyonce and Jay Z have taken advantage of that.As a writer, you write about things you feel and if you look at their lyrics, I do not believe they believe in God. You were not judging them. You were aware of your surroundings. Others practically worship Beyonce and have recited lyrics so much that they think they are her. They try to live their life through her. I just loved this post and wanted to keep reading. Be Blessed!

  • Romey Rome
    September 30, 2014

    I don’t know if you have heard of EX ministries but they are awesome and can save you and those coming behind you looking for answers a lot of trouble. I hope your pastor did not encourage you to go hang with satan. Psalm 1:1

    Peace

  • Moishi
    September 30, 2014

    You felt “Convicted” or CONFLICTED? LOL. Clearly school should be the biggest priority here.

    • Jas
      September 30, 2014

      Conviction is known in the Bible as Godly sorrow. God’s Word tells us that Godly sorrow is what leads us to repentance (Romans 2:4)

      Although she probably did feel conflicted as well.

    • Angela
      September 30, 2014

      Convicted is the right term. As Christians the Holy Spirit convicts us as a form of guiding us from the things that are wrong for us. To be convicted is to be impressed with a sense of guilt, a sure sign that you are not in the right place or doing the right thing. We do not say conflicted because a conflict means that you are caught between decisions. As Christians a conflicted mind is one that does not truly believe.

    • Dee
      October 1, 2014

      She was correct in “conviction”. Thats why the Bible say that people of the world are blinded by Satan. You tried to attack her intelligence, and she was correct in her message and you dont understand what she is saying.

      1st Corinthians 2:14 But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know [them], because they are spiritually discerned.

  • Chiquita
    September 30, 2014

    Great post. I think you’re going an awesome job. I have to say that I feel completely bad for beyonce and Jay-Z. Everything they are doing seems to be an issue now. I like where she is. She had grown. She is not a little girl anymore. Her music is about being in love with her husband not her boyfriend or someone else’s man. They talk about sex in the bible and in church. Just because you become a mom didn’t mean you can’t be sexy. She is a performer what do you think they where on stage? I do not think that her or Jay-Z are non believers at all. Maybe they aren’t where your are in Christ and that’s fine we just need to learn to accept people on their levels.

    • Debra
      September 30, 2014

      No Mam! She has definitely crossed the lines of Godliness and stepped into demonism!

      It takes the indwelling Holy Spirit to discern this mess. A carnal mind will only see through a glass darkly, because the carnal mind is in darkness.

      She has stepped in alliance with satanic spirits.

      Let’s handle the truth!

      This is not acceptable at all!

      To the young lady that wrote this message of the concert, I would say God used you to expose truth. So let the chips fall where they may.

      Not everyone can handle truth; those are the people you will get the flack from!

      Great Job!

      • Chiquita
        September 30, 2014

        And who are you to tell her that? You aren’t God. Y’all so called Christians piss me off just because it’s different from you. I grew up in church COGIC actually but I’m not going to bash yes, I said bash because that’s what you’re doing. How about get your house in order before you pass judgement.

      • Chiquita
        September 30, 2014

        And btw Debra I don’t worship anyone just tired of you all
        Always having something to say. I’ve never in my life seen so many Christians pass so much judgement on people the way you so called “new” christians do. Try praying for them but remember people aren’t going to live like you think they should. That’s why we are all different. Instead of sitting typing complaining go get on your knees and pray.

        • Simone
          October 1, 2014

          I Do not think she is judging by any means. She is clearly making an observation. To pass judgment would have been to not have gone to the concert, and then listed all of the reasons why she “thought” Jay Z and Beyonce were wrong. She was there for a reason. God used her to tell others of the things she had observed. The Bible says a fool won’t listen. I’m not calling you a fool, but you must be able to see other people’s points of view. Not just your own. Be blessed. Keeping you in prayer!

          • Chiquita
            October 1, 2014

            Yes indeed it is because it’s something she didn’t like so she sat there and thought of everything she could to point out. Now I agree with the cursing part of it because that’s too much. What’s needed instead of this is prayer. We as a people are so quick to try an send someone to heaven/hell when that’s not our place. God has the very last say so. Only he knows their hearts. This is why so many non believers hate the church. They avoid it. I’m very open to her and others opinions it’s theirs but don’t pass judgement along the way. you can pray for me all you want I’m constantly praying for you all as well.

  • Angela
    September 30, 2014

    Yessssss girl!!! Thank you for being bold enough to write a blog like this considering you probably will get a lot of hate from devoted Beyonce and Jay worshippers.
    I love and agree with your post so much! My best friend is obsessed with Bey and almost bought me tickets to her concert, I refused to go. I feel the same way, as a Christian I noticed that her music has become darker, not only is she sexually explicit in her music now, but her music almost is blatant glorification for sinister and evil things like, “haunted love”, and “bow down”. I think the song bow down is a direct reference to Satan who was kicked out of heaven…because he wanted people to bow down and worship him. Think about the lyrics?
    “I’m from that H- town
    I’m coming down
    I’m coming down, dripping Candy on the ground”.
    Anyways, just wanted to say I appreciate the fact that you stood up for what is right in a day and age when morality is being thrown out of the window! Love you my dear sister in Christ!
    Angela <3

  • E
    September 29, 2014

    God is not real.

    • Lauren
      September 30, 2014

      Your beliefs…your written word…will never change the Truth. One day every knee will bow…including yours. Praying that before that day Truth breaks through in your heart!

  • Cangel
    September 29, 2014

    I wouldn’t purchase these tickets, but if I won them, I probably would have gone. But then knowing me, I probably would’ve been so convicted that I would end up writing a similar blog. It was like me as a Christian trying to continue going to clubs and trying to enjoy myself. Meanwhile, I don’t drink, I don’t smoke but I love to dance. My last time going to a club was when I sat in the club and fell asleep while everyone else was having a good time. Although I knew for a long time that I didn’t belong there and neither did I fit in, I finally knew I had to stop cause I wanted to stop. I felt awkward, I felt myself wanting to minister to women in the club. Wanting to pour into them and encourage them, but then I realized why would they want encouragement from a woman who appears to be living exactly how they were living.

  • Danielle
    September 29, 2014

    My initial reaction is “why would you go to the concert and what kind of pastor do you have that would give you the thumbs up on such a thing.” But maybe it was to write this blog for people like me. Who wrestles with this particular subject. I love music and like most black girls we grew up with Beyoncé and want to support another Black American woman. This Beyoncé album is the only album I’ve ever purchased with my own money and I would be lying if I said I didn’t enjoy it. Particularly XO is my fav! But I also find it weird when Beyoncé curses. She never cursed before. But oh well. For people with wisdom and discernment even in its mellowest form…it’s hard to ignore the disrespect and blasphemy. In short, I am praying for help while trying to wean myself off all this music. It’s not just entertainment. It’s easy to pretend it’s just a show but we know better. We’re just looking for excuses, me included.

    • Kourtney
      October 29, 2014

      Thank you for being honest! It’s so hard to EXPRESS the conviction or uncertainty nowadays because it’s just targeted as “hate”. I’m the same boat and was raised in church so my roots are Bible based..but I do love music. The sounds, tones, just everything about it. BUT I feel really strange about this new age “music AND the messages that are laced in with catchy hooks. The first time I heard Run the world I didn’t feel right..her persuasion and all that. I’m still struggling with going “cold turkey” with the secular stuff, but I listen to the lyrics an the meaning behind a lot of songs now and honestly I don’t listen to much lately. I still haven’t erased all her stuff from my phone but it’s been awhile since I’ve listened to em. I think it’s sad how we are judged soooooo harshly for speaking up on things that make us uncomfortable because of our faith. We are supposed to keep each other accountable through LOVE of course, but still that means letting others know when things aren’t quite right. If it doesn’t feel right, that’s usually saying something…

  • Empress
    September 28, 2014

    To first address the article…NONE of this surprises me. I have been aware of the blasphemous and brainwashing messages and imagery contained in their songs, videos and performances for years. If I were you I would have sold or gave away the tickets…..I would never have attended even if I was not a Christian. The music is garbage and its objectifying to women.

    Now to address the respondents….Everyone was not blessed with discernment and wisdom. Some among us are so blind, brainwashed, and hynotized that they refuse to see or acknowledge truth. I like to refer to these people as sheep (blindly following just to stay within the fold), and there are many sheep who commented on this blog.
    WAKE UP!!!
    The devil wants you to see this as just entertainment. He wants you to think, “oh… its just a song….its just a show” all the while he’s manipulating you. By all means….live it up!!! Party, drink, smoke, curse, objectify, disrespect, and disgrace yourselves, throw all your morals and ethics to the wind….all in the name of entertainment.
    The bible speaks of people whose hearts are so hardened to the Lord and who love the “world” so much that they cannot and will not see the truth.

    Ephesians 4:18
    They are darkened in their understanding, alienated from the life of God because of the ignorance that is in them, due to their hardness of heart.

    Matthew 13:14-15
    And in them is fulfilled the prophecy of Esaias, which saith, By hearing ye shall hear, and shall not understand; and seeing ye shall see, and shall not perceive. For this people’s heart is waxed gross, and their ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes they have closed; lest at any time they should see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and should understand with their heart, and should be converted, and I should heal them.

  • TJ
    September 28, 2014

    The cross between their initials could stand for unity from above, “let no man come between what God have bought together “,but we all see things and how he or she perceive them is truly a matter of opinion, nothing more. Keep your faith at the end of three day. “What’s a God to a nonbeliever” truly what is a God to a nonbeliever? That’s a true statement, nothing more. There is a possible choice that you are questionin your faith, because you went and now looking to make your soul and spirit feel better, a lot of times that’s what many people do when he or she feels they have gone against the grain. It’s Okay I promise God loved you than and he love you now, because Hebrew 13:8 ” God is the same yesterday, today, and forever. Much love, I too love God.

    • Danielle
      September 29, 2014

      You sound like you know better but is in denial. If only it was that simple

      • FYF
        October 1, 2014

        *are
        *were

  • Lisa
    September 28, 2014

    I’ve read most of the posts to this young lady’s blog. An observation and an opinion is not a judgment. She was merely stating how she understood the lyrics. If she understood them/misunderstood them, imagine how the other millions of people who listen to these lyrics may misunderstand them. I watched the documentary that Beyoncé made, and she professed (and cried while speaking) about how her grandmother always prayed for her and how it saved her life. If a person who is claiming to be Christian is sincere, they #1 do not live a double life-an entertainment life filled with profanity, provocative clothing & dancing, and darkness and a “normal” family life where all is good & pure, #2 would not encourage darkness, profanity, and provocative dress and behavior to millions of people, and #3 would not make a multimillion $$$ career from darkness, profanity, and provotive dress and behavior. It is misleading to listeners of their music for an artist to claim Christianity as part of their life and then sing and perform in a non-Christian manner. The lord said, “Beware of false profits.” Because they will fool believers to think that this behavior is acceptable. Like the claim, “It is art. It’s my way of expression, etc.”. We all all sinners and fall short sometimes. How will we ever reach out and teach others about God if we only surround ourselves with other believers? We have to go to places where non believers are to be a witness of God’s word. This young lady was not wrong in going to the concert. It just helped her realize how millions of others are being deceived that this behavior or “entertainment” is perceived as no big deal & acceptable. Each person is responsible for his/her own destiny, but for a Christian, it is his or her responsibility to spread God’s word and help as many as we can receive salvation and have eternal life. I’m glad this young lady posted this message because it provides an opportunity to reach out to others. And because we live in the land of the free, we are able to speak freely about the Father, his unconditional love, and how he gave his own life, so that we can live. Christians have, are, and will always be persecuted for being followers of him. Although it’s not a trendy or popular lifestyle, stay strong Christians!

  • Latise M. Howie
    September 28, 2014

    There are far too many people who have been placed on pedestals and worshiped like God. I commend you for having the courage to stand on your convictions. Often times people are afraid to go against the grain and speak against what is popular. Peace and Blessings to you, young Woman of God. This is a spiritual battle, indeed. Thank you for your commitment to standing on the word of truth.

  • MercyLiftedMe
    September 28, 2014

    All I can say after reading responses to your blog is…Good for you..no one can say on that day before the Almighty throne..”I was never told”.
    Jrsus warned us of the critics…..You will be ridiculed but holla…”WE ARE NOT ASHAMED OF YHE GOSPEL. ..”

  • Justus
    September 27, 2014

    God gave us free will. So it’s ok for you to sit there and be critical and judge. Just a few points though. Jay-z is a five percenter so your not going to find christian values in his music or performances. Secondly the song me and my girlfriend is a homage to a tupac song that actually referenced a gun thru metaphor. Jay changed it to mean all he needs is his partner he chose to ride with through life. Thirdly the line I had to get of the boat to walk on water is a metaphor meaning when he sold drugs it was a form of slavery and it’s a miracle he is alive and as successful as he his. You don’t go to church expecting the devil so why are you shocked to not find God at a jay and b show.

    • Joi
      September 27, 2014

      I appreciate her for being real. She could have stayed home. She has something she can minister about now. She has a right as a believer to tell the truth. “What does it profit a man to gain the world and lose his soul.” Neither one of them will be able to exchange their money, property, appeal or popularity on the day of judgment. My prayers are that Beyonce and JayZ will come into the true knowledge of Jehovah and allow Jesus Christ to use their gifts to draw others to Him!

    • Lauren
      September 30, 2014

      Unfortunately…in this day and age…you can most assuredly go to church and expect the devil to show up! And when a performer professes to be a believer, one should be able to go to a concert and at least not expect outright blasphemy. In this day of football players beating up wives and children…of men kidnapping, beheading, selling women and children…the LAST THING this world needs is a woman who degrades herself in front of the world…and allows the world to pay to see it!!! I appreciate this blog because I believe actions speak louder than words…that’s not a judgment call. Beyoncé deserves to be criticized for allowing her body to be used to make money…there’s a word for that and it’s really NOT entertainment! It’s SIN.

  • Tionne
    September 27, 2014

    Couldn’t even read all of this bull. Sorry just overly religious people making a big deal out of nothing once again. Because she’s showing her body and being sexy on purpose for the first time she’s bad for it? It’s not like she did this all throughout her career. She said it herself she wanted to show her fans she’s not just a mom and wife and that she’s still got it. Chill out. its a change in her life

    • Kat
      September 29, 2014

      @Tionne – totally agreed. Over analyzing subject matter one does not fully understand will help support any theory. I found this to be a very comical review. Not sure why so many Christians feel its their duty to be judgemental and worse shame or guilt others into their viewpoints. The fact there was a struggle to decide whether to go to the concert is probably the funniest part. Thanks for the comedy.

      • Lauren
        September 30, 2014

        When women try to hold other women accountable for continuing the age old profession of selling their bodies for men’s entertainment, someone always shouts “Judge…critical…shamer!” Beyoncé’s actions…like it or not…continue to tell men that women think their real power is in their sexuality and bodies. IT IS NOT. I am a sexy, full-bodied, much loved wife and mom…and take great honor in it without having to show the world that I’m anything else. She’s basically saying that being a wife and mother is not a high enough purpose for her…she needs to be a sex symbol and see how much she can get away with. I highly suspect her very loving grandmother would write a much more harsh assessment of her words and actions and she would do it because she loves her granddaughter. This blog was most certainly written full of love…you are the ones who have over-analyzed and been critical. Maybe you should look in a mirror so you can recognize it.

  • Ashley
    September 27, 2014

    I had a very similar experience at a Neighbourhood concert. I had become obsessed with them when “Sweater Weather” came out, and I bought the CD, the t-shirt, the tickets right away. Such a catchy song, such an seemingly fun band of awesome young guys! When the night of the concert came and the band was about to play their song “West Coast” came on, the fans in the audience heard the voice of Jesse Rutherford asking his fans to repeat his line “I’m so west coast, it’s a God-d*** shame”. What my boyfriend and I heard though, was the voice of the beast repeatedly shouting “Sing His name in vain! Again! Louder! Louder!” We grabbed pizza afterward, and couldn’t even eat it until we prayed for each person who was in that room tonight. It’s scary stuff.

  • Vdawg
    September 27, 2014

    Forgive the double posting if so… It wasn’t looking like the first time worked.

    Thank you for posting this! So much evil! I bet your pastor was even surprised/probably thought it was more innocent than it was. Obviously going to a concert doesn’t send you to hell but it’s encouraging your regenerate heart could no longer enjoy it. You have a new heart that wants to please God!

    I love this video and trust you will be encouraged by it. Talks about the last days and calling evil good and good evil- http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=A7bPCYizcFM

  • Kelly
    September 27, 2014

    I’ll admit, when I first read this I was like why on earth is she going to this concert. I honestly believe you went to expose the trick of the enemy. The Bible tells us not to be ignorant concerning the devices of Satan, and I think that You def helped a lot of people in doing this You weren’t there for enjoyment, you were there on assignment. There is a difference. I will war for you in the spirit, because Satan is mad at you right now, but God’s got you covered,

  • Serendipity
    September 27, 2014

    I believe a true christian should not be noticed on how many times a day they read the bible or how many church functions they participate in or how many gospel song that person knows. It should glow from the inside out that he/she is a child of God. So stating all these Bible verses just says hey everyone I can remember something. Rebuking and harshly criticizing people on how they want to live life is wrong. If you want to be the person to help someone to the better way of life then do that. A powerful saying I have heard is “Don’t be so heavenly minded your no earthly good.” Think about it. God created all of us and put us on earth for a reason. We all know that God pulls people from all different places to set examples for others. Jesus didn’t go around talking down to or about people he simply asked people to follow his ways. You should not do it either. Get a life people stand for far worse things than what you claim Beyonce and Jay-Z stand for.

    • Often
      September 30, 2014

      What could be worse? Please elaborate.

  • Just Me
    September 27, 2014

    Thank you! I appreciate this we needed this! Be Blessed!

  • Trav
    September 27, 2014

    Everything u said is ON POINT! I am a true Christian just as you are and YOU KNOW A MAN BY HIS FRUIT! You are walking in the love of Jesus the Christ and everything you say is supposed by scripture and you gotten your point across FLAWLESSLY! praise God… People gonna come on here and hate on you and tell you your wrong when ultimately they aren’t disagreeing with u! They’re disagreeing with Christ.. which means they r being disobedient and not in submission…… Bless u Britt… Wish I knew how to follow ur posts and things of this nature to support my sister… Lol… Just came across the article on fb…. Bless u

  • DOM
    September 26, 2014

    You preface your list of things you “observed” with the fact that you were saved and prior to the concert you denounced secular music. So if that is indeed, why even go to the concert? I’m confused. I think your blog was insightful, but at the same time it seemed very judgmental. Beyonce is a consenting adult. If she wants to say MF 17 times she has right to do that.You couldn’t possibly think that it wouldn’t be a ratchet fest. Beyonce style is evolving, that was evident in her most recent project, so that was a clear indication that the show would be filled with debauchery. At the end of the day Beyonce has a huge following, she’s is the Michael Jackson of this generation. People pay their money b/c they want to be entertained. All you can do in terms of these situations is ready YOU. There is no hierarchy of sin. So the fact of you being there is just as bad as the 12 (or however many) items you listed. At the end of the day you can’t send anyone to heaven or hell, only God can do that. We all have to answer for our own actions. Instead of being so critical, we should be figuring out what we can do to help ourselves make it into heaven. You can share your testimony and if you have such a problem with such things as Beyonce & Jay Z concert, the simple solution would be DON’T GO.

    • felicia cozart
      September 27, 2014

      I agree with you. Why go and be so judgmental. You are not God. You are saved! You don’t have the right to judge her and her husband. That’s what kills me about Saved people they think they already has the golden key to get into heaven. She is an adult. If you don’t like her keep it moving. She could careless about what you think about her. Her concert on HBO was great. I loved it.

    • Often
      September 30, 2014

      John 14:17King James Version (KJV)

      17 Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you.

    • Jas
      June 23, 2015

      How was her being there just as bad? You can be physically present and not indulge in what is going on. She wasn’t being judgmental, just observant.

      We all know Beyonce is grown and can do what she wants. It’s just she claims to be a Child of God, which her performances disagree with. As Christians, we’re supposed to lead by example. When people have the spotlight, where male and female, young and old, are exposed to them, SOMEONE, is going to be influenced by them in some way, shape, form, or fashion.

      She’s trying to help others call a spade for what it truly is, a spade and to not only focus on herself making it to heaven, but help others along the path as well.

      OAN: Beyonce is not the Micheal Jackson of this generation. *drops mic*

  • Nya
    September 26, 2014

    I’m reading these comments and all I can think is WOW. I wonder what God is thinking as he watches all of this unfolds. A good scripture was posted earlier about judgement. I wanted to bring it up again because many people says that it is against the Word of God to judge others.

    John 7:24 “Judge not according to the appearance, but judge righteous judgment.” KJV

    God will give those who have a true relationship with him sound judgement and discernment to things that are not right. It is not our job to judge those things but to not be afraid to step out and speak what is right and what is written in the Word of God. There needs to be more Christians who are not afraid to step out on the Word of God and proclaim the Gospel because this world is slowly coming to an end and the devil is working harder then ever.

    Those who have a RELATIONSHIP with God understand that we must share the truth, because sharing the truth with our brothers and sisters shows our love for them:

    Zechariah 8:16 “These are the things that you shall do: Speak the truth to one another; render in your gates judgments that are true and make for peace..”

    Proverbs 3:11 “For whom the LORD loves He reproves, Even as a father corrects the son in whom he delights.”

    I give you props girl for this blog post, it is blessed. Continue to share the truth because our world needs to hear it. There will always be people who will be against it and try to use the Word against you because Satan knows the word and knows how to twist it the right way. But continue to allow God to use you because he is pleased with your faith. .

    Having a relationship with God does not mean you are perfect. It means you have chosen to follow the one who is perfect. We all fall because Jesus is the only perfect person, so all we can do is walk in his light and allow him to work through us to help impact the word!!! 😉 Everyone just stay prayed up!!!

  • Joy
    September 25, 2014

    I remember when I went to Beyonce’s last concert…I was excited to see a great entertainer, but then when I noticed how the crowd were screaming and praising this lady as if she was god…I couldn’t after that

    I only watched about 15 minutes of their segment on HBO and definitely noticed a lot of things that had me thinking of where they were trying to go. The cross sign between the J&B was unnecessary. I just feel like they are mocking God. The messages they send are crazy sometimes.

    • felicia cozart
      September 27, 2014

      It’s her fault that people like her. You people are crazy. People have their own mind. If they don’t want to follow God that’s their business. If they want to chat God they wouldn’t be at her concert.

  • Lonni
    September 25, 2014

    Thank you so much for publicly telling your PERSONAL experience of that tour. I, too have been a fan of Destiny’s Child and when Beyonce went on to her solo career, I remained a loyal fan, it was when she made the album “BDay” I suddenly stopped listening to her and when I first heard “Who Run the World” it scared the H-E double hockey sticks out of me! The same verse you described, I felt the same way about it, it just doesn’t sound right nor does it tie into the song. After Jay-Z adopted the nickname “HOVA” I stopped listening to him (growing up in a christian household, learning that is the name of the most high), I felt he’d taking his fame and fortune too far. Thinking he was greater than what he is, a regular imperfect man. I always find that if I have to wonder whether or not something is questionable to attend, watch or read, I shouldn’t do it. You had your doubts, but being human you went anyway out of curiosity, nothing wrong with that, and I’m shocked you stayed that long, I would’ve left when I felt the it in my spirit, and the vibe went left. Thank you for being honest, I appreciated it, you gained a supporter!

  • logical reader
    September 25, 2014

    I read this and i will never bash this girl as she commented and stated her experience and did not imply any outside media sources like so many do, to u that say she misinterprets the lyrics u should start paying heed to many song now and before and their content to hater of this post ……. grow up and the writer of this post u did good in ur unbiased writing

  • Daviya Lyons
    September 25, 2014

    Thank God for you.. I’m from New Haven, a place where God seems to no longer exist in many places throughout the city.. I am also from a church where these topics are preached to our youth on a regular basis, but they still don’t get it. This was an absolute breath of fresh air to this rainy day I am currently experiencing, and it is really good to see other young believers in the world. There aren’t too many younger Christians who like to “wear their faith on their sleeves”, if you know what I mean. For those of you who don’t believe in God or respect the christian faith so be it. I’m not leaving a comment here to bash anyone or to even criticize. My advice to those would be to get to know our God before you judge him. He can be quite surprising to you, and show up when you least expect it. I say all that to say BRAVO Britt.. I see woman and men worship Jay-Z and Beyonce on a regular basis, especially during this tour. Unfortunately it will take a lot more to open their eyes to this foolery because they seem to think what they are doing is just merely entertainment. Please don’t be fooled by thinking this. Anyways, I thank God that he was able to show you what mistakes you were making and I will continue to pray for you and others. 🙂

  • Evangelist Julia
    September 25, 2014

    Proud of you Woman of God!! Keep standing tall and strong for the TRUTH!!

    Mama Julia

  • komjj14
    September 25, 2014

    AMEN!

  • Just me
    September 25, 2014

    “At times I felt I was watching Rihanna instead of Mrs. Carter. If you want to call yourself a Queen, then you need to speak like one.”

    You didnt know? You were watching Sasha Fierce….the spirit that Beyonce herself said takes over her when she takes the stage….

  • Cber
    September 24, 2014

    Hi Brittanee. I happened to find your post because a friend of mine shared your link on FB. Upon reading the title, I assumed that this was a post from a die-hard fan. I was suprised and intrigued to read otherwise. I rededicated my life in my mid 20’s after living in sin and not caring because it was just easier to “not care” than to care. But when the world tore me down and left me to die, I FINALLY realized that God was more than just a “belief”. His unconditional love saved me and COMPLETELY changed my view of the world as well. Being a Christian is a way of life and especially difficult in this day and age. I struggled with the idea of having a child with my husband because I KNOW they are going to grow up in this crazy society! But, reading your post and just KNOWING that there are smart, young women in the world like you gives me hope for the future and for my daughter’s future 🙂 Thank you for sharing your experience. I experienced the same things regarding music, movies and even tv shows I USE to think were funny. I know being a believer is tough, but I’m WAY happier trying to honor God with my actions everyday than I ever was living “in this world”. No one knows when he will return, but when he does the idea of reuniting with him in Heaven and leaving behind all the chaos for eternal bliss keeps me going…as I hope it will keep YOU going too. Keep shining your light on this darkness and remember the only opinion that DOES matter while we’re living on this Earth is God’s. God Bless you always

    • Emme
      September 24, 2014

      Aaaaamen!

  • jennie pitts
    September 24, 2014

    I would like to say to all of the people that posted negative comments to this young person shame on you. What ever happened to freedom of speech and religion. Just because you don’t agree with her don’t mean that you should bash her beliefs. I am appalled by the behavior of people you need to grow up. My mother always told me if you can’t say anything nice don’t say anything at all. A practice that I am teaching my children. To the young person that wrote this article I commend you for standing up for your belief. Just because your opinion or belief is different than mine is doesn’t mean I should change mine.

    • fresh
      September 25, 2014

      Nobody forced you to change your belief and if you had followed your mothers advise you wont be making any comment.

      For the lady that posted, thanks for sharing your view.

  • Joppa Penn
    September 23, 2014

    She laid so much out there. The fact of the matter is that many of us are lukewarm Christians – even myself at times. We just love us some worldly music – and we shouldn’t. Some of you grew up in households with double standards where you went to Church on Sunday and your parents blasted secular music Monday through Friday. (Maybe not on Bible Study nights as if that made it better.) There’s this idea that because we aren’t perfect beings like Christ it is OK to sin. Yes it is – ok to sin. It’s impossible not to. But here’s what uninformed minds don’t know: sin and iniquity are two TOTALLY different things. Sin is an act that you repent for and >turn away from<. Iniquity is a habitual lifestyle of sin. If you're filling your ears with this constantly, you're in iniquity and the end result isn't good for you, because you don't have a truly repentant heart! So, think. Am I really doing the right thing by listening to this? Entertaining this? Supporting this? Once you know right vs wrong, you're accountable. You can't run from sin, but if you call yourself saved and repeatedly do the same things over and over, you're living an ungodly life and God won't know you from – Jay Z and Beyonce. Kuddos to the young lady who wrote this post and took one for the Kingdom.

  • Sway
    September 22, 2014

    Wow! That is such a shame. But I’m glad you posted this. Keep living for God and letting him show you the way. Tell everyone about what is wrong…..GOOD JOB!!!!!!!

  • Elle
    September 21, 2014

    This was comical from the very beginning. But I literally laughed out loud when you misinterpreted the chorus of ‘No Church In The Wild’. Everything is not meant to be taken so literally. You need to first read, and then relax. Smh.

  • Kyle
    September 11, 2014

    If you have to consult with your pastor to find out if going to a free Beyonce concert will condemn you to hell, a few curse words should be the absolute least of your concerns in life. Seek help. The psychological kind.

    • Terrell Dean
      September 12, 2014

      That seemed pretty rude, Consulting someone of higher council because of a spiritual matter is NOT a psychological problem…

    • WMP
      September 21, 2014

      ^^ Kyle has a point. I feel bad for anyone who chooses to adopt a belief system of self-shaming, guilt, constant fear of eternal damnation, and sanctimonious judgment of others. PS: you can actually still be a Christian without ANY of those things.

      • Kat
        September 29, 2014

        @ WMP agreed!!! & @ Kyle exactly!!!

    • Nixon
      September 28, 2014

      Indeed, she is consulting pastor, when some of them are of the crop that use Chris Brown lyrics for sermons. She says she’s newly christian, so she can put this down as a learning lesson. Btw, though, some years back and still so among some christian doctrines, those very large hoop earrings she’s wearing would have been considered worldly and not part of accepted dress/ accessories for women. My how things have changed.

  • Emme
    September 11, 2014

    Believer/non-believer…

    “For a time is coming when people will no longer listen to sound and wholesome teaching. They will follow their own desires and will look for teachers who will tell them whatever their itching ears want to hear.”

    “…that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.”

    Your unbelief doesn’t make it NOT true…your refusal to see, hear or receive God’s Word because it doesn’t validate your lifestyle doesn’t negate God’s power or Who He is. Based on some of the comments I’ve seen here and well over 2,000 years later, the Scriptures are still being made manifest in the world today. Accept/don’t accept…The Day will still come. The question is what fate do you choose for yourself? We all have free will.

  • Emme
    September 11, 2014

    It’s important to stand up with holy boldness for what we know is right even if we are the only one standing. This world is filled with darkness, but the “light” will chase that “darkness” away every time. In this situation the “light” has pulled back the curtain and revealed the “darkness” at this concert. I personally thank you for your strength and faithfulness to God in sharing your observations. The seeds you have planted will fall on fertile soil for your obedience. It WILL open some eyes and change some, but we know it will not be popular revelation to many. You’re a better woman than I, because I’m sure I would not have gone and I don’t believe I would even have considered praying about whether or not I should. But you were obviously the one chosen for this assignment…you were led by the Spirit to seek God, because this was your mission. I believe you were chosen for this task, it was your assignment and yours alone. I know that it was no one but God who gave you the eyes, the ears and the heart to observe through HIM and then bring it back to share this message. God bless you. I pray your continued strength in the Lord. May His anointing fill you to overflow.

  • @ladolcegiegie
    September 10, 2014

    Thank you. Some of your critics are so blind, and so offensive, thank you for your willingness to be persecuted for righteousness’ sake.

    • Kat
      September 29, 2014

      BAHAHA – really?!? commentary is persecution.
      You do understand what a blog is and its purpose?

    • katherine
      September 29, 2014

      well said

  • Jack
    September 9, 2014

    I find this blog, your tone, and pretty much everything you’ve written to be some combination of obnoxious, judgemental, superstitious, dillisional, or sophmoric. Your post offers no meaningful insights, critique, or even deconstruction. Its the type of rather empty and pointless “holier than thou” tirade I’d expect from a misinformed bible thumper.

    • WMP
      September 21, 2014

      ^ what he said.

    • S.Will
      September 24, 2014

      My thoughts exactly.

    • Devon
      September 25, 2014

      Same thing I was thinking. This was written just for the sake of writing…

    • Denicia
      September 26, 2014

      It’s called the freedom of speech -first amendment. I am sure that every single person bashing this young lady has voiced their opinion about something or another that would be considered judging in the eyes of others.

      A God is something that you worship, and as a Christian, I would get a little offended if people bashed my God so understandably, there will be people who get offended when their god (Bey & J) are spoken about in any light other than perfect. The big question is what God are you serving and are they able to give you eternal life?

      • Kat
        September 29, 2014

        how is anyone “bashing” God? Is it not possible to have differing opinions without sounding self-righteous? The sign of “maturity” would be having the capacity to read something you do not agree with and be capable of relevant commentary.

        • Denicia
          September 29, 2014

          @ Kat the word bashing simply means severe criticism and even you have to admit people have been doing just that. Its been done on this blog and in the comments on the Fb posts of people who have shared this. My comment was only directed to those who were bashing this young lady, that’s all.

          I am all for self expression but there is a way to express without making her feel like she is a bad person. I just believe in doing things in love and some others are not as tactful.

  • Tyler
    September 9, 2014

    You will be persecuted for preaching this. But thank you. It will be an aroma of death to some but of life to others.

  • Brittany P.
    September 9, 2014

    It was interesting reading your article regarding your concert experience. It simply has confirmed my feelings regarding their influence in this world. I noticed their blasphemy years ago and as a Christian, I stepped back because you do have to be careful what you feed your spirit. Even if you are not repeating it, just hearing it can cause some torment to your soul. Thank you for sharing your experience. There are many people who may not have realized what was occurring at these concerts and it’s important to point out these simple findings, as they have a major effect.

    • Emme
      September 11, 2014

      Bless your heart Brittany P. Praying your strength in the Lord.

  • gm
    September 9, 2014

    I am thankful that you took the time to write what you seen………….I am so disappointed in Beyonce and for the direction she is going. I use to be a great fan of hers. But no more, I cant stand to even hear her songs no more. My spirit tells me that , Yes they are going against God and that God has to be very disappointed in her. She could of shined for him and his glory , but instead she went the other way……………we need to keep praying for her , that God will convict her to change because she could be such and amaizing voice and role model if she would do it for Gods glory and not Satans.

  • Charles Edwards
    September 7, 2014

    I feel that this post is way to analytical, because Jay Z makes a comment about walking on water you think he is referring himself to the likes of Jesus? Maybe artistically that is the visual or wording he wanted to use, but he actually doesn’t really think it in reality. Peoples artistic work and their reality outside of their work is usually two totally different things. Most artists create a world for themselves through their work. While some of it has ties with their real life most of it is artistic license. At the end of the day your deep religious beliefs are not going to affect the entertainment industry at all. And while I respect your beliefs and opinion and of which you have full rights to voice whatever opinion you want, I do not agree with it. People saying that entertainment today is a joke or dangerous, there was one point where people thought Elvis was dangerous, that Jazz music was dangerous, people even thought that some classical composers were a little risque. Times change, people change, you either learn to accept it or get steam rolled by it.
    And why do people have to turn everything they don’t agree with into some interpretation of unholiness. The Bible states we as humans are not allowed to judge others, that is left up to God…. but yet you all still do it anyway. Pointing out specific things stating that they are wrong… its not your place to do so. Next time you pick up the Bible, read it cover to cover and ask yourself if you are ready to follow every word that is written in it wholeheartedly. Because there are actually quite a few things in the Bible that are actually frowned upon or illegal now…. so you can’t state that you are deeply religious in regards to a particular religion, then pick and choose what you want to follow from it. And shouldn’t you be doing something else with your time, sicne you are a christian, like feeding the hungry, or helping the sick, not worrying about what some entertainers are doing…. focus on real world problems little lady… start a charity or organization for something that is actually useful.

    • PG
      September 8, 2014

      @Charles Edwards
      Please help me better understand your following statement: I feel that this post is way to analytical, because Jay Z makes a comment about walking on water you think he is referring himself to the likes of Jesus? Maybe artistically that is the visual or wording he wanted to use, but he actually doesn’t really think it in reality. Peoples artistic work and their reality outside of their work is usually two totally different things. Most artists create a world for themselves through their work.

      You assume something but you are trying to sell your statement as a fact. Don’t be a deceiver. Stay with facts and don’t use words like maybe or most. this leaves room for error.

      On the other hand the author of this report provides facts. Facts through pictures and describing words/images that were used during the show.

      Ask yourself if you would be ok if the performer would use your sister/brother/mother/faster or any other name related to you in vain and all your friends dancing to it. I am sure you would not find that funny and especially not if someone comes around and assume this is not really what the performer wanted to convey.
      Your turn.

    • Denicia
      September 26, 2014

      I don’t think that we should judge others AT ALL because the word says that the same way we judge others is the way God will judge us (Matt 7), but I also think it is so crazy that as Christians, we are not allowed to have any opinions unless it is considered judging.

      I could see Jay-Z burn a Bible right in front of me (a hard-core fact), but If I blog about it and say it’s not right, I am judging. NO, it’s merely an observation that happened and my response to what I saw.

  • racion
    September 5, 2014

    Sorry for the typos, I was multitasking! 🙂 let It be known…!

  • racion
    September 5, 2014

    Britt, well written. To those who don’t know Christianity and have no belief or relationship with God you wouldn’t understand this article. All u see is criticism, its not about that this article is about a young woman views through real Christian eyes…if ur not saved and a child of God u can’t begin to understand what she sees or her spirit feels while at this concert…and to those who say why she went the bible don’t say we can’t live a life n when u previously thought of Beyonce u thought church raised n acknowledged the word of Jesus Christ but what people don’t is anyone can go to church that don’t mean they are devout Christians. Jay z on the other hand as always been non religious so that said a lot in itself. People of the world can like any artist of their choosing and that same respect goes for Christian people of the to be able to express their sentiments. Beyonce n jay z are just people n the limelight, with money, followers and the of the bad and horrible things that goes on in that genre of the music industry. Because folks all things aren’t blessings God can only provide blessings the devil r ( Lucifer) for those who don’t know r don’t want to know provide opportunities…..Blessings are coveted and Britt was blessed r coveted by GOD to be there to declarified message through her….and for those who don’t understand what I’m saying pick up a bible read it but before u do ask God to open your n your heart to understanding. Britt had the right to express her self its not bashing or negativity its just a christian woman with the mind of a Christian giving her views on what is disrespectful to her God( Jesus Christ) let that b clarified what people fail to believe that cults, Antichrist, non god organizations exsist and people, celebrities included are apart of that and honestly this is a free world if that’s what people want to do go ahead they’ll have to answer for that on their judgment day by the man who matters (God) and as Christians all we can do is minister the word of the to asissit with helping our people to repent and become saved before their time in this world expires. Oh, n the people who out here living worldly Beyonce n jay z can speak for themselves what do they really do for u positively for you to be on here rudely commenting to Britt cause she’s living right according to the word of god. Really, Briit I get it and I hope they will too!

    • WMP
      September 21, 2014

      As a Christian, I am curious when God came down and told you that your way of living or interpretation of the Bible were indeed correct. That’s fairly impressive. See, I was under the impression that none of us have all the answers, that the Bible has been translated countless times in a very long game of telephone, that it was a collection of documents by various authors for various purposes, that a lot of it was allegorical, and that we have no way to truly understand the will or nature of God. It seems absurd to expend your energy being judgmental of others under the pretense of religious righteousness when the only message that matters is that of love and acceptance, and it’s just sad when people surround themselves with sycophants who cultivate an atmosphere of fear and shame and call it religion.

      Also, covet doesn’t mean what you think it means.

      • Rita
        September 26, 2014

        God “came down” when His Son, Jesus, lived here. Lots of things are written about Him in the Bible so that we can “know” Him. The Holy Spirit can help you to know Him. The King James Version is very reliable, and the Hebrew Torah (Old Testament) is totally the same as always. No “game of telephone”. I doubt you are even a Christian because you don’t seem to understand or have ANYTHING good to say about it. She is not being judgmental, the young woman is using her judgement, which is a good thing! If you don’t stand for something, you’ll fall for anything. She was reporting from her Christian perspective and I would stand with her on the Word of God and her right to do so before I would listen to you and your pseudo Christian belief, because I don’t know what your brand of Christianity is based on. Love and acceptance doesn’t mean we have to accept or keep our mouths shut about things that offend us! Evil prevails when good men (and women) say or do nothing.

      • Kat
        September 29, 2014

        @wmp – nicely worded and historically accurate. @Rita – it sounds like you need to take a deep breath and relax. Then when you have some free time research what you are so upset about. You may be surprised as it sounds like you do not know very much about the Bible or its history.

  • Cee
    September 4, 2014

    To Kyra and whoever else had something negative to say to the writer of this….NOONE TOLD YOU TO SPEND FIVE MINUTES READING ALL OF HER THOUGHTS. No she did not have to sit at the concert but she did and she also shared with people her experience. Your saying its not right for her to judge?? What are you doing?? By no means is it ever ok to exploit the cross as if it is of any other symbol than the LORD. Shame on you for giving negative feedback. You could’ve left this whole article…but you stayed…AND gave unnecessary feedback so in actually mr and mrs hypocrite, YOU JUST DID THE SAME THING SHE DID!!!! Smh. Thank you young lady for sharing you words and may God be with you through your findings and walk through faith !

    Oh and whoever decides to reply to this…don’t bother. It’s a waste of both of our time.

    • Teesh
      September 5, 2014

      Amen sista!!!

    • dee
      September 7, 2014

      well she never was judging so anyone who found judgment in her observation don’t know what judgment is. She simply was making an observation and noting her observation in writing.

  • Kyra
    September 4, 2014

    No offense, but if you didn’t want to be exposed to that…you should’ve just stayed home. No one forced you to go to the concert, no one forced you to stay once you got uncomfortable, for that matter. These people can live their lives in what ever manner they wish, and you don’t have to like it. But isn’t it un-Christian-like to try and paint them in a negative light simply because you don’t like what they are doing. “Let he who is with out sin cast the first stone”. You can’t judge people, that duty is reserved for God upon judgement day. So please, take several seats (preferably in your church, not at a Jay-Z & Beyonce concert).

    • Rita
      September 26, 2014

      You can’t judge people but you CAN judge their behavior. Using your judgement is not a bad thing, I highly recommend it. I can tell you that what they are putting out there is not for the good of anyone except their pockets, Christian or not. But I must say, her observations are dead on and in line with the Bible. Hater’s gonna hate.
      Also, just how big and who is carrying this hand-basket that the world’s going to hell in?. I wish people would wake up and jump out of it. I’d love to see a world where we wouldn’t have to argue about this stuff.

  • Andrea Dubois
    September 2, 2014

    Great post! Stay encouraged! It’s not a popularity contest, it’s about speaking truth and you did. Thank you!

    • Emme
      September 11, 2014

      Yes! Speak that Andrea.

  • End Times Mama
    September 2, 2014

    Even though you didn’t get into the Illuminati stuff, you didn’t have to! Your discernment is right on target, everything you described is an indicator of a mass-cult ritual. Isn’t it amazing the things we can see when we’re saved that the world can’t? You did well to say it was all for Lucifer. God bless you for keeping the faith and sharing your insight with your followers.

    • Emme
      September 11, 2014

      Not *her* followers, but God’s people…followers of Jesus Christ. I’m sure you didn’t mean it the way it reads End Times Mama.

  • Colette
    September 2, 2014

    II Timothy 3:12 – 14

    Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution.

    But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving and being deceived.

    But continue thou in the things which thou hast learned and hast been assured of, knowing of whom thou hast learned them;

  • EnyaWed
    September 1, 2014

    The majority of responses really prove the spell she cast worked and works.
    Reading the response I can also tell most of the responders aren’t born again, church goers but not born again.
    They also don’t know the word of God, they may know sermons and catch phrases but definitely don’t know the Word of God. It’s really sad.

    A Few Scriptures
    JUDGEMENT-
    1 Peter 4:7
    For it is time for judgment to begin with God’s household; and if it begins with us, what will the outcome be for those who do not obey the gospel of God?
    Luke 6:44
    Each tree is recognized by its own fruit. People do not pick figs from thornbushes, or grapes from briers.

    BLIND TO SEE SPIRITUAL
    1 Corinthians 2:14
    The person without the Spirit does not accept the things that come from the Spirit of God but considers them foolishness, and cannot understand them because they are discerned only through the Spirit.

    CHRISTIANS ArE DiFfEREnT
    Matthew 5
    13“You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled underfoot.
    14“You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. 15Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. 16In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.

    2 Corinthians
    14 Do not be yoked together with unbelievers. For what do righteousness and wickedness have in common? Or what fellowship can light have with darkness? 15What harmony is there between Christ and Belialb ? Or what does a believer have in common with an unbeliever? 16What agreement is there between the temple of God and idols? For we are the temple of the living God. As God has said:
    “I will live with them
    and walk among them,
    and I will be their God,
    and they will be my people.”c
    17Therefore,“Come out from them
    and be separate,
    says the Lord.
    Touch no unclean thing,
    and I will receive you.”
    18And,“I will be a Father to you,
    and you will be my sons and daughters,
    says the Lord Almighty.”

    Romans 12:12
    Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is–his good, pleasing and perfect will.

    I pray someone is blessed and transformed by the Word of God.

  • Jess
    September 1, 2014

    http://youtu.be/EKtLqxmjZuA

  • Jess
    September 1, 2014

    http://youtu.be/_TuLe-4CvqQ

  • Vic Will.i.ams
    August 31, 2014

    While you were their leaving the concert did you spread the good news of your Lord and Savior?

  • Mommabear
    August 31, 2014

    She was judging their fruits not them.

  • Rynisha
    August 30, 2014

    This is what i have been saying for years!!! There is so much that goes on in front of people on a daily basis and when someone brings up things like this people get defensive as if they were defending their faith! It saddens me and all we can do as christians is bring things things to the light and then pray!

  • Mel
    August 30, 2014

    “Hi we’re Beyonce and Jay z, we’ll make sure to tone down our show for all the church folks out there who feel uncomfortable being here”

    • Lisa
      September 1, 2014

      As they should! Especially since both of them called themselves roll models PUBLICLY!

  • Karen Pridgen
    August 30, 2014

    Excellent piece, well written and thought provoking. You have seen the depth of change within yourself, You have shared that change with others,in a loving and concerned manner. “Judging” from some of the comments I have read God has used your words to convict many and plant seeds. Now we pray that that the seeds find fertile ground. God also gave you the gift of seeing the profound depth of change he has already created in you. God Bless and strengthen you.

  • Marcus
    August 30, 2014

    Honestly, as a christian, this is one of the most ridiculous articles I’ve ever read. The whole “Sister Super Christian” beginning, about your “struggle” or “inner tug of war” about going to the concert is all a mask. I believe, you went to the concert because you wanted to. I also believe you used the concert as a way for you to gain more popularity. By writing about this topic, would obviously get people to read, and would spark a debate. You are so calculated, that you even worded the title of this blog to capture a readers eye. When I saw the topic, as posted by a friend on Facebook, I immediately thought juicy gossip. Media either praising J and B or being overly critical. I can pretty much guarantee that no one, based on the title alone, knew this is what they’d be getting. So please don’t make it seem as if it was unbearable to be there. That it was such a burden for you. Keep it real, you used the concert as a tool to gain popularity, to get traffic into your blog. You didn’t need to go to the concert to make these observations. You’re only 8 months removed from listening to this music, which you say you “once loved” therefore, Im sure you’ve heard all of these songs before, in addition to having access to the internet, you could have youtube’d the set list, listened to the songs, and did your Holy Rant without stepping foot into the venue. I can’t wait for your rant about Preacher’s of LA……………smh

    • kali
      September 5, 2014

      You may attend church evety sunday but yyou damn sure ate not a christian or filled with the holy spirit defending those holy people beyonce is a well paid whore and jay z is her pimp theirs nothing holy about them you cant serve god and the devil it just wont work

    • Candace
      September 5, 2014

      I agree Marcus, and it’s not because I’m some big Beyonce fan. She’s okay, but I wouldn’t go to her concert but this holier than thou review was also used as an exploitation tool to get people talking (title and all as you said…astute observation).

  • Jay
    August 30, 2014

    You obviously got a lot of time in your hand to be wasting writing about people you dislike because they tarnish your spirituality. They never claimed to be religious leaders, they are entertainers and they have the right to say what they want in their music. If you don’t like it you don’t hace to go to their concerts. My believe in God is not being belittled by what I choose to listen to or watch for my own entertainment nor does it represent who I am. Seriously if you are so religious then clearly you should not be judgmental. This is old news!! Get over it!

  • jojo
    August 29, 2014

    I really hate how blacks try to defame other blacks. They’re making money. It’s called a “show” for a reason! Get a life girl.

  • artmadewrong
    August 29, 2014

    Anyone who is not for God, is against. A believer doesn’t spend their time with other people that believe, but simply lives in the world. If they wish to take action in sacrifice for the world; that’s a heart of gold and a purpose. I don’t follow the label of Christianity and I struggle to believe the Jesus stories and religious way it has been interpreted, but it is clear that the power of the tongue is what can influence and demonstrate who and what you want to become. If you bring your children up to behave a certain way and not to curse..what makes getting older in years any different. Come to understand and see as a child. Open your mind and be willing to learn from all aspects. Accept this world is beautifully imperfect but do not let that be an excuse to destruct it. Life is scary but it is beautiful. You become everything you feed yourself with.

  • Mandy
    August 29, 2014

    Well written article Britt. I would not be surprised if God has a mandate for you to usher in or help usher in a new era counter to the pop culture.

    What we need to understand is that Jay-Z and Beyonce are part of a system, a system based around money, control and power. As much as Beyonce is talented and shouldn’t need to fall into the trap of being a slave to the system, she is still very much controlled. I personally believe that Jay-Z has much more say and control within the industry than Beyonce but they are, none-the-less both part of the system and most likely at least half blind to it – desensitized and sweet-talked round in part, with no ultimate person responsible for all of the ideas and decisions but many playing a part in creating it. I believe you have expressed clearly how this negative system gets its propaganda across through them and that serves to demonstrate just how sinister the system is, that it would bring twisted negativity to the masses so that the masses become desensitized too.

    I believe that humanity is becoming more and more split (Christian and non-Christian alike, old young, across the world). There will be those who will accept the propaganda, allowing the system (at various levels and in different forms) to desensitize them, and there will be those who question what they are being fed and will not accept it because they will see that it is twisted.

    There will become a much greater need for a counter culture – positive and constructive media and music which not only bring what is good, right and purposeful to peoples minds but also arm people’s minds to see through the system and reject it’s propaganda.

  • jayandbfan
    August 29, 2014

    Fyi Lucifer is an OLD Jay Z song…carry on

    • Lisa
      September 1, 2014

      Who cares how old it is same lyrics used in THIS concert!

  • Brandon
    August 28, 2014

    Just for the record the bible tells us to judge!!! John 7:24
    Judge not according to the appearance, but judge righteous judgment. To be righteous means to be in right standing with God. So the young lady judged correctly. She judge according to the infallible word of God!!!

    • CYR
      August 28, 2014

      She was simply taking note of what the Bible says about these things, NOT judging them up front.

    • Lisa
      September 1, 2014

      Thank you Brandon!

  • Justin
    August 28, 2014

    I thought Christians weren’t supposed to judge other people? This sounds very poor on your behalf. You went to a concert of musicians you already didn’t like, and denounced them like you were God yourself! God wouldn’t want this, he wants everyone to be loved and treated fairly, and you did neither.

  • Dia
    August 27, 2014

    Ecstatic that you attended. Even more, thankful that you graciously shared the experience. I do no believe that you are inappropriate. Not many Christians would have attended for dead of how they would be perceived; then some would & rock & cuss & go with it. Truthfully, many should have been grieved but many were not. Instead, they will find themselves in situations that were seeded by the choice to listen to that which is opposite of uplifting.

    Nevertheless, your opposers will call you judgemental. I call you full of discernment & allowed to attend with full knowledge that you would then enlighten others. Let not one hater deter you from sharing truth. Keep on shining!

  • JB
    August 26, 2014

    I think you just shouldn’t have gone in the first place. So what you won them, give them away or sell them to someone who would have enjoyed it. You said you already denounced them, why waste your time? If you already have preconceived notion, then of course everything you see and/or hear, you are going to read into it in such a way that only supports your preconceived ideas. It’s like going into a situation with an open mind, or NOT, in your case.

    • iris
      August 30, 2014

      Agree

  • Kelley Hall
    August 26, 2014

    Hi, I’m Kelley founder of Defined By Christ Magazine. Let me say that I’m am proud of your boldness. Regardless of how you received the tickets, regardless of how you arrived at this concert, you felt conviction, and you didn’t shake the discernment from the Holy Spirit. It doesn’t take a break down of lyrics, or even knowing what line comes behind, another to know that these two do not serve the King of Kings and Lord of Lords. I do not hate Jay Z or Bey, however the spirits that are on them, are strong, bold and real! My prayer is that more eyes would be opened. It’s one thing to walk around blind, and just not know. It’s another to know right from wrong, and still make the choice to act as if you’re blind, just to feed that part of you that want’s to be a rebel, or do what you want. It’s time to grow up, so that you can go up, to heaven! Again to the author of this blog, thank you for being steady, unshakable, and bold! Blessings to all, and I extend an invite for you to write for us!

  • Latoya
    August 23, 2014

    You went to learn what God had wanted you to learn. .even after praying and consulting with your pastor you still went…
    sometimes God will send of to certain places out of the ordinary to learn in to bring awareness to people!! Continue to do what God has called you to do…what people don’t like is truth..you just told the truth..i like Beyonce also…her and Jay Z need much prayer..continue to pray for them!

  • Yessi
    August 20, 2014

    Lol. I can’t believe how some of this ppl are. Sorry but am not a Christian and am not all about God and the bible. To each their own. But just like you believe in God and you live a certine way, that’s how other ppl live too. Just because you don’t think it’s right for ppl to “entertain” the way they do, that’s none of your dam business!! Where do you get that they even care what any of you think! Smh. And if your so holy tolly then you should know that God WILL forgive the ppl with “sin”. Yes he’ll forgive you too for judging ppl! Have a good day!! 🙂

    • Vanessa
      August 25, 2014

      First of all: people* I’m* certain* damn/damned* think?* you’re*

      Secondly, I see why you would be frustrated about her post, but I don’t see it as her passing judgment. She seems to be critically analyzing what she noticed at the concert from a Christian perspective. She didn’t pull the lyrics or pictures out of her butt hole, nor did she make up the facts of the outfits and the random lines blaring over the speakers. You don’t have to believe, but make sure you also have the facts to back up your claim, because some of the things you mentioned are actually wrong. Have a good day! 🙂

      • WMP
        September 21, 2014

        Correcting someone else’s abbreviated computer speak seems petty, especially when you’ve handled your own sentences so ineptly.

    • Austinite
      August 26, 2014

      So when I come, I will call attention to what he is doing, spreading malicious nonsense about us. Not satisfied with that, he even refuses to welcome other believers. He also stops those who want to do so and puts them out of the church. 3 John 1:10…..They made me jealous by what is no god and angered me with their worthless idols. I will make them envious by those who are not a people; I will make them angry by a nation that has no understanding. Deuteronomy 32:21

    • Austinite
      August 26, 2014

      So when I come, I will call attention to what he is doing, spreading malicious nonsense about us. Not satisfied with that, he even refuses to welcome other believers. He also stops those who want to do so and puts them out of the church. 3 John 1:10…..They made me jealous by what is no god and angered me with their worthless idols. I will make them envious by those who are not a people; I will make them angry by a nation that has no understanding. Deuteronomy 32:21

  • Mike
    August 19, 2014

    It’s scary to see so many people are justifying the lyrics and the lifestyle, saying God wants us to live and be happy. This is very true, but not through, sex, drugs, money, infidelity, etc. this day in age music is crippling our culture.

    • Austinite
      August 26, 2014

      AMEN!!

  • Me
    August 19, 2014

    But you went though….You aint that saved! *since we are judging*

    Girl sit down

    • jai
      August 27, 2014

      It is apparent that you do not know the difference between judging and critiquing. What she did is called critiquing or reviewing. I am not a christian but I appreciate the fact that she took the time to critique the concert and share it with those of us who did not attend. As for you telling her to sit down, why because she can articulated her thoughts in an intelligent way? Or is it because she spoke the verifiable truth as to what she saw and heard? Or is it because she her words were over your head?

      • oprah
        August 29, 2014

        The truth hurts people, instead of calling it what this is which is a review of her observations on what was going on, people are so fast to say she’s judging them which is incorrect. Some of these people are already blinded and they’re talking from a blinded perspective,that’s why some of them are so bothered about this. We are truly in the last days.

      • WMP
        September 21, 2014

        Verifiable truth is one thing. Stringing together a bunch of observations into some contrived crackpot theory about pagan rituals is another. Don’t try to pretend that this required intelligence, or that an intelligent person could even write this drivel.

    • Jane Lane
      October 2, 2014

      You do realise that being “saved” is a process right? You make mistakes and you learn from them.

  • Ashley Flores
    August 18, 2014

    You know what…I honestly gave you a super-side-eye when I first started reading this and you said you prayed about going but still chose to go. My initial thought was, “I know good and well the Holy Spirit did not tell her to go.” But then again, who am I to say that? That would be like saying God would never allow us to go into a place where we would be exposed to sin in order to lead His people out of it. I think that’s what you tried to do here. Would I have went? No. But that’s just because the sin in a lot of entertainment is usually quite obvious to me so I just stay away from a lot of it. But what you did was put yourself in a vulnerable state in order to write this and educate people. Many of these commenters are upset. And that’s okay. But I think there a several people who read this who may have had their heart forever changed and I appreciate your obedience for that very reason. xoxo

    • Nehru
      August 20, 2014

      He could have told her to go to show her that she didn’t belong in that crowd and to come back with that testimony to those who do believe. When I was in Bible College my professor made a very impactful statement to the class. he said, “How can you minster or have an opinion for or against something of which you have no experience or reference.” That is not saying that I have to go out and smoke crack to tell a crack head it’s bad for them, but when certain people are chosen by God for a task then He will allow them to establish a reputable testimony to go back and inform, help, or guide others.

  • Erica
    August 18, 2014

    You are brave for writing this. The non-believers are going to attack, but the believers will understand what you are saying. Stay strong. God bless.

  • Kendall Knox
    August 17, 2014

    This is crazy … After having reservations about going , and praying on it , you still went and took a selfie with the tickets in your hand smiling … Did you go to enjoy the concert or to get information for this negative post …. Clearly we have heard the lyrics both of them discuss , so if that’s not your belief system why entertain going to the show . And I went to the show , in the beginning it says this is fictional ….. Meaning not real …. All these holy rollers … Need to have a seat … Yes I go to church,…

    • me2
      September 5, 2014

      So what if you go to church? lol, I know many people who go to church and it means nothing to them..just a ritual..I dont listen to Beyonce or Jay-Z or watch her concerts because it is soooo distasteful, sexually charged.

  • No longer brainwashed
    August 16, 2014

    I grew up in an extreme church like the one it seems you go to. What I got was a life lived in fear and guilt. God wants us to be happy and live our lives because he gave it to us to be lived. That’s j and b’s message. Don’t cheat yourself out of the joy of this world for fear of the next. Dance, sing, make your life great, help others, and be happy. That is what pleases him.

    • WMP
      September 21, 2014

      ^ this. It would be very sad to learn that we spend our lives worshipping a God who intends to make us feel guilty and afraid.

  • Nick
    August 16, 2014

    If you don’t like it don’t buy it or listen to it, its that simple. I’m not about to go to a concert just to ridicule the artist. If I feel like it’s some devil stuff I won’t listen or go to the concert. Simple solution

  • Natalie
    August 16, 2014

    This is very hypocritical. I detest Beyonce’s music, in turn I would not go to her concert. It’s that simple. If you are bond enough to denounce her, don’t attend her concert, free or not! You obviously were familiar with Jay Z and Beyonce’s music and persona, why were you in such a shock of their demi-god attitudes? You should not support these people at all. You could have withdrew from the drawing at work or sold the tickets and donated that money to a charity of your choice, or even given the tickets to someone at your workplace that is a ‘fan’. What you did was not courageous. You went to an OTR concert and judged people you should not support.

    • Ron
      August 19, 2014

      I agree with Natalie, honestly. Not saying it in the exact same way, but that’s the gist, minus a few encouraging words.

    • Vanessa
      August 25, 2014

      Have you ever done something despite having reservations? I, for one, am a believer. I believe in God, the Bible, the Holy spirit , and Jesus. I strive to please God, but since I’m human, sometimes I give in to the things I shouldn’t. We’ve all been there and done that. I’m glad she went, because she now has a new perspective. This may have been what she needed to get past her attachment to Beyonce and Jay-Z. Publicly renouncing something doesn’t mean you’ll never want to be around it again, it means you’ll willingly denounce that thing when it comes to seduce you. She didn’t and learned something from it.

  • Blessed
    August 16, 2014

    Many of you, Christian or not, are saying that we shouldn’t “judge”. We can determine who will go to hell, “judge.” We can however determine what is Godly or worthy of our time as Gods people. Our lack of this kind of personal judgment is what has brought the world to this point. Everybody has become so complacent and politically correct that we have allowed our televisions and radios to be bombarded with this kind of.music. it eats at our kids everyday and half of us don’t even notice. Think of the song by Casting Crowns, Slow Fade. If you haven’t heard it Google it now. It is so true.

  • Samantha
    August 16, 2014

    Great article with good discernments. I’m glad you attended, I saw the change in Beyoncé from a long time ago, I pray for her and her husbands salvation. Jesus loves them too and is able to reach even them. lets keep them in our prayers.

  • Neema
    August 15, 2014

    Hello, this article was actually very interesting. Number one, it’s amazing to me that you still attended the concert despite your reservations. Secondly, your critical analysis of the concert is quite intriguing as well. This article screams “validation”. What I basically derived from it is that you went to the Beyonce concert despite your doubts, but since you are so holy, you prayed, and even consulted with your pastor because you are holy after-all. I am not here to attack you, however, I must say that your analysis is laughable. It was doused in your effort to show that you do in fact read the bible and know the Word. I couldn’t even really get to the nitty gritty of what you were saying. Also why didn’t you leave? You stayed the whole time to “take notes”? Cut the pretense and spend less time on conspiracy theories.

  • Mark Barrett
    August 15, 2014

    You took a very high risk in attending the Devil’s Ceremony….. The thing amazed me is that it was AFTER you prayed/consulted Parents and Pastor that u decided to really go.. which can mean that God had a plan.

    The part I am not sure about tho is you saying “what is so wrong about going to these concerts”, EVERYTHING is wrong; and then a question, what was your intentions/exception of attending?… Bible tells us to be separated and come from among them. Have no fellowship with them.

    If God wasn’t holding your hands in that event you would have been swept away by the things you once loved….
    In all of this. GOD wins yet again. God bless you, and whatever negative spirit, comments or aims that this original and or counter post may seems to want to attract and let Satan feel good, i bind it, trample it, paralyze it in the Holy and powerful name of JESUS CHRIST, the almighty GOD

  • John Williams Jr
    August 15, 2014

    1st Timothy 6:3-5
    “If anyone teaches otherwise and does not consent to wholesome words, even the words of our Jesus Christ, and to the doctrine which accords with godliness, he (or she) is proud, knowing nothing, but is obsessed with disputes and arguments over words, from which comes envy, strife, reviling, evil suspicions, useless wranglings of men of corrupt minds and destitute of the truth, who suppose that godliness is meant of gain. From such withdraw yourself.”
    And this is what God just put into my spirit when I read this article about Jay-Z and Beyonce concert coming from a christian that seen their concert, and her uneasiness of what she seen from these 2 so called performers. There is no doubt in my mind that these 2 are in snare with the enemy and is using their music and symbols to trap us and our children in the snare of the enemy. Wake Up people! See it for what its worth! In Jesus Name I pray for us all in these final days. God bless and stay safe and in Christ!
    Thank you Brittanee Perkins for sharing your story.

  • Tina B.
    August 15, 2014

    If your just now catching on to her an his lyrics then you’ve been in the dark for a while now. You’ve probably enjoyed songs from many like her also. It doesn’t take “Jesus” to know all what is listed wrong. Common sense will take folks a long way when they listen and open their eyes.

    • Favored
      August 15, 2014

      Tina, everybody is not at the same place spiritually. Maybe for you it only took common sense but for this young lady it took a spiritual conviction. Jesus is real, once the your spirit is connected your spiritual eyes are open allowing you to hear and see things in a different perspective. This is her story don’t block her light.

      Thank you Britt for sharing your experiences – maybe other young ladies will recognize the real messages in these songs. Shine on girl.

  • humbled
    August 15, 2014

    When the time comes just know that every knee will bow and every tongue will confess. Point blank!! Til then— Beloved my people!!

  • humbled
    August 15, 2014

    When the time come just know every knee will bow and every tongue will confess. Point blank! Til then beloved…

  • Satan
    August 14, 2014

    This.

    This is why I hate Christians.

    You are certifiably insane.

    If there actually was a hell, I’d say go to it, but, you know, there isn’t.

    • Talia
      August 15, 2014

      It’s better to believe in God and find out that there isn’t a heaven or hell, than to NOT believe and find out that there is a hell. Ever thought about it that way, “Satan?” Also, why are you going out of your way to read a post by a Christian woman if you’re an atheist? Your comment is extremely rude and ridiculous. It’s nice of you to take time out of your day to give your nonsensical two cents. By the way, who are you to call Christians “certifiably insane?” Are you a psychiatrist or a medical doctor? I’d love to see your certifications. For you to say you “hate” Christians is really ignorant. I have a lot of friends who don’t believe in God, but yet they respect me for my beliefs. You sound like a bitter person and I hope that maybe someday, someone can help you realize that being rude to strangers and making a generalization about a group of people makes you seem like you’re prejudice. Have a nice life and stop being a troll.

    • R L Mann
      August 16, 2014

      Of COURSE there’s no Hell. No Heaven! No Jesus! Just little green men that you try to talk to on your shortwave, while wearing your tin foil hat. Say “Hi” to E.T. for us Christians, will you? Thanks

      • WMP
        September 21, 2014

        Wait…I don’t get the leap between atheism and belief in aliens.

    • Jane Lane
      October 2, 2014

      This.

      This is why I hate humans.

      I’d say go generalize someone else but I wouldn’t wish that upon any person, culture or belief system.

  • James
    August 14, 2014

    I’d be surprised if you read my comment after seeing how many you already have and how many I’m sure you’ll receive. Anyway, I enjoy giving a compliment where one is due and this is definitely due. Thank you for standing up and not sounding like a conspiracy theorist, but for doing so with tact. I hate the rap and hip-hop genre because it’s all self-glorifying at its foundation. I don’t agree with the notion that people just do something to sell records and tickets. Did you know that the famous God-hating metal band, Slayer, is fronted by one Tom Araya, a devout Catholic? (Now, if you’ve done any research on the band and their stance on religion, Araya says that the song title ‘God Hates Us All’- one of their most famous- is just “a great fucking title”- forgive the language.)

    Jesus is God’s son and He was sent to die for our sins (or sin) and was raised for our justification (Romans 4:25.) Believe on that, the solid foundation, and when the storms come, you’ll stand strong. Pure and simple. It should all come back to that. Bless you, Brittaneè!

    • Koche will
      August 14, 2014

      These people are simlpy Entertainers.Proverbs 31:Open your mouth, judge righteously,
      And plead the cause of the poor and needy>

  • Norman Gabriel
    August 14, 2014

    Judge not, so you be judged not. Period. Everyone has fallen short of perfect. He came to save the lost. There would be rejoicing when the ninety-nine are left and the one is sought and saved. If you see Bey on the beach in a string bikini, would that bother you? When you see two dogs procreating, does that bother you. How about if you see two humans procreating? How about if you think it? Jesus taught that when you ask and receive the Holy Ghost, it will lead you to where you need to be. It will convict you if you do, say or think something that is against the Holy Ghost. Maybe God lead you to that concert, to test your belief – to see if you have received the Holy Ghost.

    • Terrence Marcus Wade
      August 14, 2014

      There is a difference between falling short and blantantly conveying anti-Christ messages. Norman Gabriel, please consider that God is an expert at taken any situtation and using it teach and correct us by his Spirit. As a Christian I may not have been led to go to the concert, However, should I happen to end up there via choice God would take that opportunity to open my eyes to why I should not have attended. Lastly, when it comes to spiritual understanding the term judging is so seldom used in its proper perspective. Matthew 7:15-20, reads “15 Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravenous wolves. 16 You will know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes from thornbushes or figs from thistles? 17 Even so, every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit. 18 A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a bad tree bear good fruit. 19 Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. 20 Therefore by their fruits you will know them.
      Simply said, the term judging used in its proper context is not more than distinguishing between right and wrong. I believe what you are referring to is the sort of judging that brings condemnation, suggesting who will and will not go to hell for their sins…

    • Andre
      August 14, 2014

      Are you seriously comparing dogs procreating with humans? How would you feel seeing your mom in a string bikini on the beach? or you sister? or your wife? seriously, stop justifying. When has the music industry evolved from skill to nudity and profanity? ohhh and she wasn’t attacking the individuals. Romans 12:9
      “….Hate what is evil; cling to what is good.”

      • Andre
        August 14, 2014

        Proverbs 18:21
        Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruits.

        Ephesians 4:29
        Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear.

        Matthew 15:18
        But what comes out of the mouth proceeds from the heart, and this defiles a person.

      • WMP
        September 21, 2014

        If I saw my relative or my spouse on the beach in a bikini, why would that bother me? They are dressed for the occasion of soaking up the sun and enjoying themselves, guilt-free. They are confident enough in their bodies that they feel comfortable in whatever they wear. Why should I be anything but happy for that?

    • Rebecca Louden
      August 15, 2014

      Shut up w/ your foolishness! Clearly, the Bible also states and instructs Christians to “So righteously judge” – John 7:24 meaning that Christians are to test each spirit. There are a lot of people professing to be Christians, but if their lifestyle or actions are not reflecting the word of God, then THEY ARE NOT A TRUE DISCIPLE OF CHRIST.

      Beyonce, uses “Christianity” as a means to save face. Ask yourself this. How can a person who professes to be a Christian but, promotes things that God is clearly against (fornication, the love of money, self glorification). Yes, everyone has fallen short. However, once you truly give you life to Christ, nothing in this world (Power, fame etc.) matters because you know it’s temporary & once this life is finished you have eternity to face. It’s a simple formula The WORLD = Focuses on the “NOW” (Money, Fame, Power, etc) A TRUE BELIEVER IN CHRIST = Focus is on the ETERNITY, making sure that they constantly stay in the will of God & bringing others to Christ.

      If you call yourself a Christian, and you’re defending them. PLEASE take the time out to do a self examination. READ THE BIBLE, ASK THE LORD TO CREATE IN YOU A CLEAN HEART & RENEW THE RIGHT (EMPHASIS ON “RIGHT”) SPIRIT W/IN YOU!

      • Tash
        September 2, 2014

        Rebecca, you are speaking truth. Some of these comments especially from “Christians” would get me annoyed, but the Bible says that “the wheat and tares grow together”, and “some will call wrong right and right wrong”. There are many in carnality and have not fully surrendered to Christ. You can’t claim you live for Christ and “your life is your own.”

  • WalkByFaith
    August 14, 2014

    I completely agree with absolutely everything in your article.

    There is nothing wrong with judging for yourself. Yes, it’s wrong to judge in a sense, but as far as judging for yourself and if you will continue listening and supporting anyone, you have ever right to say “no, I will have nothing to do with them.” Part of being a Christian is living a Christian life style. We, as Christians, are called to live a life like Christ. No, we are not perfect, and if any “Christian” claims to be, then open your eyes and ears because you are being greatly deceived. And as far as “you go to movies and take notes” ,I’m guessing you don’t like critics very much because that is their exact job. As far as this young woman sitting at a concert and just taking notes, she has every right to do so.

    As far as those that say “stop judging this woman and her husband” ,I think what you really mean is “stop stating your opinion” and lawfully, you are trying to take away her freedom of speech.

    To my fellow brothers and sisters in Christ that say they still listen to this kind of music, but don’t believe in it, have you ever heard the term “silence is agreement?” Sitting by and allowing music like this to play in your car or on your iPod shows the world that you’re okay with this kind of behavior. And no, while you may not “support” her songs, buying her music and listening to her on the radio is the same thing. You cannot just sit by and let this attitude play on. If you do not stand up for what you believe now, you never will.

    And for those that say “open your ears and stop judging, your brainwashed by the bible” ,no ma’am. There is nothing wrong living out what you read in your Bible. I’m a lifeguard. I had to study First Aid, CPR, AED, and emergency oxygen for a week and be tested mentally and physically to prove that I can do my job. If I did not read or study, I would have no idea what to do. If someone were to get hurt on my watch, I would not know what to do. I would probably sit by and let whatever happens happen. Does that make me brainwashed for learning how to do my job to be a lifeguard? Does reading my Bible make me brainwashed for learning how to be a better Christian? Sitting by at my job means I’m not doing my duty as a lifeguard. Sitting by as a Christian means I’m not doing my job as a Christian. Just like not voting means you don’t do your duty as a citizen.

    I think people need to have this conversation as to who to follow and pick as a role model. I do believe in every word this woman has written and I support her decision a 100%. Do not grow weary, do not let anyone tell you that you are wrong, stand strong in Christ.

  • Guy
    August 14, 2014

    I’m glad that you’re paying attention to the world around you, this is very important for you as the host of the conversation, but let me remind you that although some claim to be saved, Christianity doesn’t save but Jesus does! Check your Scriptures, Christ never called the Disciples “Christians”. There is one woman on this post defending Beyonce ‘s right to exploit her body and accepting being wrong …..WOW! The key to Salvation is already written. Obedience to God not man/woman! We must use Discernment in our walk, but No person is Worthy of Judging @ the lady that misunderstood what the word is saying! At the very least with all that you’ve reported at least let God use you to Lead us All in Prayer! Don’t miss the chance for God in you to make Lemonade with the Lemons you saw. Make the best of every situation! Love you much Beloved sister ♡

  • Anthony Mitchell
    August 14, 2014

    I thoroughly read your post and I can understand where you are coming from to an extent. The simplest solution I can give you is this. In these situations you have 2 options: 1) Stop listening to this genre of music completely if it puts you at a high level of uneasyness or 2) continue to listen to this genre of music, only being selective about what songs you allow to enter into your spirit based on the message being given in the song.

    We as Christians ARE NOT allowed to judge. We can describe what we observe, but to determine someone else’s salvation is not in our description. We fail to realize that the very same things and people we view as unclean or unrighteous were the same things and people Jesus himself embraced in love to show that GOD’s love covers a multitude of sin. Jesus always had a habit of taking the ugliest situations and the most impure people and manifesting his power through them! Even his disciples questioned him when he would touch a man with leprocy (impure) or console the woman at the well who just happend to be a “whore” (impure) by our modern use of language. Jesus said himself, “Let he who is without sin, cast the first stone.” What Jay-Z or Beyonce is doing is no different from us claiming to be Christians and still lying, cheating, committing adultery or anyother thing seen as sin in the eyes of God.

    All we can do is pray for their salvation and that the Lord’s presence in their lives is the only reason they’ve reached the level of success they have and not their own doing. Then they can accept HIM as their savior and live a life that is pleasing to GOD.

    • Guy
      August 14, 2014

      Well put Anthony, albeit that being a Christian will not Save anyone, but Obedience to God Will. Stay focused my friend and Great post!

      • Tean Lashawa
        August 14, 2014

        So Guy, are you saying they are being obedient to God? REALLY that why this world is like it is. Would they be doing this if Jesus was here? They are promoting major sins. They should be torn down to prevent our youth from emulating them.

        • WMP
          September 21, 2014

          All sins are created equal. Does this mean we should tear you down as well, or have you never sinned?

    • Jay Norman
      August 14, 2014

      Wow! My thoughts exactly. No need to go to a concert when you know exactly its about. Also, I wish we Christians would stop focusing so much on the “deep stuff” of the sacrilegious acts or the alleged illuminati connections and so forth when the surface message (misogynistic and vulgar lyrics, naked woman on stage…) are BY THEMSELVES reason enough to avoid these artists.
      Jay-Z and Bey may change their ways and end up being saved and making it to Heaven. Why should that statement come as a shocker?

    • Tean Lashawa
      August 14, 2014

      REALLY Anthony…REALLY!!! And you think their actions are pleasing to God!! In the last days indecency is going to be seen as a normal thing and people won’t even blink at it. They are disgusting and don’t show any awareness of God!

  • ifeltthesameway
    August 14, 2014

    Loved this article I felt the same way, it was 4 of us and 2 of us sat still. And when I sang some of the words it was even worse, felt like I was dirty. I am not “saved” but my sprit just did not like it.
    Here the bbile verse that goes with “lucifer son of the morning”

    International Version
    How you have fallen from heaven, morning star, son of the dawn! You have been cast down to the earth, you who once laid low the nations

  • Michelle
    August 14, 2014

    Hi! Your article was amazing! More Christians should examine their “entertainment” as closely as you have. I think the rest of us, like you, would find that the things we indulge in as entertainment are shocking, offensive and inappropriate for the children of God. Thank you!

  • Grace
    August 14, 2014

    Beyonce is not a good woman. I personally know a lot about these people. Beyonce is a murderer and an incredibly confounded individual.
    She has never had a good heart, and even I was defaulted by her conduct. I thought she was a better person than she really is until I got to understand the woman. And trust me, I wasn’t looking to know this woman but God brought us to cross paths because they have quickened me.
    The elevator fight between Jay-Z and her sister was because of what has been happening to me for the past 2 years. When Jay openly said “why do you just kill her?” Beyonce replied “GREAT!! Now she knows I have the power to murder people!”
    They have been very much a part of my life, and unwillingly to the accord of their own neglect for boundaries.
    I know this sounds “out there” but I am a targeted individual. (research it)
    She is not a kind person unless it is for her benefit.

    God loves me, and for that I know I can speak these things, and everything I will tell the world about.
    These people do not know GOD.

  • Gee
    August 14, 2014

    Welp . . . you’ve totally made me glad that I didn’t even try to attend this conference and that I didn’t like this last bit of music of hers. Read: Everything pretty much since B-day has been a little questionable. Sasha Fierce was okay but ahh. lol. I applaud your conviction and I like that you didn’t bash or hate on her or any of that. You just stated what you saw and what your thoughts were. Great job and God Bless!

  • Keen
    August 14, 2014

    Britt,
    Do not be discouraged by the negative comments you are receiving. Each person is in a different place with the Lord. He has a plan for each of our lives and it sounds like removing yourself from idols is what He is working on in your life. I didn’t take what you said as passing judgement but as you but an acknowledgement that that’s not where you belong. And it doesn’t hurt to pray for Jay and Bey. We don’t know what goes on in their personal lives and what they are in need of. Pray for them and those who persecuted you as well.

  • Jamal Bradley
    August 14, 2014

    As a Muslim, I can say that I wholeheartedly agree with your sentiment and disgust. They are making money and fame thru the use of degrading religious messages and human beings. It’s low, despicable and this can be seen in the lost youth. They have lost their sense of honor and integrity.

  • Ms Savage
    August 14, 2014

    To all of you so-called Christians bashing this young lady for her post, GO READ THE BIBLE!!!
    Christians are indeed allowed to judge. She judged what she saw and experiences against the word of God and she write it out. I see nothing wring with anything she said.
    I do see something wrong with you all getting on here and trying to make what she said wrong. Funny how some of you picked at the things which must have spoken to you about the things you’re doing or indulging in.
    I’m a Christian myself. I can admit that I’m not living fully for the Lord, and I can recognize truth for what it is and accept it EVEN IF IT SPEAKS AGAINST WHATEVER UNGODLY THING I CURRENLTY HAVE GOING ON – cigarettes, sex, cursing, lying, whatever.
    And she is 100% right in pointing out that Beyoncé is wrong for the way she performs while adamantly broadcasting that she is a Christian. Fresh water and salt anyone?
    I don’t say anything about Jay Z because I have never heard nor heard of him claiming to he a Christian, so you can’t hold him to the same standard as one can hold Beyoncé to in that respect.
    Simply said, there are some things that a true Christian has no business indulging in, and there are some things you just cannot do concurrently with professing to be a true Christian.

    Personally, I would not have gone to this concert unless my specific intent was research for something similar to what was written in this post, but maybe…just maybe…God intended for her to go, see and hear, so that He could speak to her and she, in turn, speak to the people.

    Young lady, I applaud you for having the guts to make such an insightful and informative post. Keep speaking as God speaks to you

  • mylord40
    August 14, 2014

    The only thing I have to say about is bible says ” You can’t serve two Masters, either you hate one and love the
    other or you love one and hate the other but you can’t have it both ways”, either way ” Every knee shall bow and every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord”!

  • Gina
    August 14, 2014

    Reading this shows that people are soooo concerned about the next persons life it’s pathetic. But yet half of you guys are Christians. I never understood why Christians are the most hypocrites on this earth. You guys judging them and assuming and trying to put someone’s life together off of observation.. Just like in church always discussing or being nosey about what’s going on in the person next to you life..Its so much I can say but let them live they life if you don’t like they music don’t listen to it things could be so simple. Just finish being the “saint” that some of you guys pretend to be!!!

    • Jane Lane
      August 14, 2014

      She was not judging them but writing down her what she observed and how that made her feel.

      I would like to point out that these things you figuratively crucify christians for is only based on your limited exposure. It will be hard for you to live on this planet if you do not learn that people can fail you and themselves. These might me single instances or this might continue unto their death. Whatever the case may be, laying final judgement (assuming you know the ‘why’ of what you observe) on an idea/belief based on people creates unfair stereotypes.

      Ex. You’ve been told mexicans love spicy food. You have one friend from Mexico who loves spicy food. Do not assume that all mexicans do the same.

      • Tean Lashawa
        August 14, 2014

        What is in your heart will manifest in your actions. You can judge. This is what keeps good people away from bad people. Stop just talking and think!!!

    • oneil
      August 14, 2014

      Gina you have misinterpreted the whole concept of Christianity. Christ teaches that every soul is precious. when an individual deliberately by his/her actions tries to drag persons into the pits of hell as a true christian your job is to be concerned. how can you truly love your neighbor as yourself if your only concern is yourself. J-z and Beyonce have set themselves on a pathway to destroy(even the lives of Christians). They have in no way tried to disguise their purpose. the use of religious symbols and the perversion of Christianity is deliberate.
      It is quite expected that christians will be percecute for saying anything about all this but the bible tells us to let your light so shine. The devil and all his agents must be exposed. To know God is to experience him. so with all thats going on in the world today it is easy to disbelieve.
      Consider -whats so bad about christianity. the excuses people use are often by pointing to christians who are failing and calling them hypocrites. christianity is a journey, we’re not perfect the aim is to move in that direction. we will make mistakes but the aim is the same. love your neighbour as yourself and that includes pulling them from certain destruction by the devil.

      • Tean Lashawa
        August 14, 2014

        If this is so then nobody is going to hell. Stop talking! Stop talking! Stop talking! You are brainwashed if you think that her actions are the actions of someone who truly believes in God! If this was the case there would be no mention of hypocrisy in the bible.

  • Felicia
    August 13, 2014

    Sorry a LOT OF TYPOS!

  • Felicia
    August 13, 2014

    Hi I’ve read ur post and its nice ur a babe in Christ and have such fire. I got saved 3 1/2 years ago and was just like u even more. I stopped completely listening to Jay, beyonce and every secular music. Im a hairstylist and makeup-artist and I remember exactly around 8 months after getting saved I was hired to do hair for a reality star. I was doing her hair for filming in a hotel and didnt know I was going to go to the location of “filming” make a long story short they where filming in a club.(which was fake) but before the cameras came out they where playing jay n kanye watch the throne album. I short of listened to one song then covered my ears n didnt want to hear the rest. to be honest how on fire I was if I was in ur predicament at that time I wouldnt have went. but I went this year and bought my tickets. I dont recall the lucifer part. but u have to understand that we are not all on the same and path. there’s a part in the bible that says (im paraphrasing) if u do these things and teach others to do so u will be called least in the kingdom of heaven. so we dont know where Beyonce might end up. I dont know about Jay bc I think he’s atheist, but who knows when he or both will repent. their walk is not strong especially beyonce so of course she is tempted to sin and feels she’s tempted to try to blend in this new era. pray for her and continue to pray for all the fallen Christians. bc in the last days as tge bible says many will fall away. its harder to be devouted and serve God in these times now than ever. I’m not judging u but I was on FIRE for Christ myself around time u are now. But u never know or can predict one’s future. we cannot judge and I’m not talking to the writer I’m talking to all the believers and non believers. Bey can turn around a couple years from now and be preaching! I seen christians threw stones at other falling christians and cast them out and some of those falling ones r more on fire for the Lord then those self righteous pharisee christians

    • oneil
      August 14, 2014

      I hear what you are saying but unfortunately i disagree. What if they never repent? what is they get worse? The thing is that we do not know the mind of God nor can we predict the future. Even though it is our job to love unconditionally our neighbors and to continually pray for them we cannot be ignorant to the wiles of the enemy. Therefore while we pray for them we must expose there lies for what it is less any soul falls prey to them. I thank Jesus the day I was saved and i wish the same for every man. while we all have different ministries we still have one basic purpose which is to” go ye therefore teaching all nations baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit”.
      Jay-z and Beyonce both are souls and with all my heart I wish them both to be saved. ( think of there testimony). but right now they are being used as the devil’s greatest tool to capture the hearts and minds of the young driving them on a pathway to hell and destruction.

    • Tean Lashawa
      August 14, 2014

      If this is so then nobody is going to hell. Stop talking! Stop talking! Stop talking! You are brainwashed if you think that her actions are the actions of someone who truly believes in God! If this was the case there would be no mention of hypocrisy in the bible.

  • Kelly
    August 13, 2014

    In the last days they will call good evil and evil good!!!!! If this is how she felt in her spirit leave her alone!!!! When you follow the crowd you are usually going the wrong way…. God gave us spiritual eyes to see but most of us don’t see through those eyes!!!!!

  • Latisha
    August 13, 2014

    Girl… your head be brainwashed by the bible! Open your eyes pretty lady.

  • Anna
    August 13, 2014

    A lot of you are saying it’s ok because it’s meant to be fictional and not taken literally. So is porn. 50 Shades of Gray – I guess that’s all right to read, according to y’all. Read your Bibles, people.

    • Love
      August 13, 2014

      How about listen to your heart, your soul, your intuition, before reading a book that was so thoroughly censored, it should be filed under fictional works 🙂

  • Bryant
    August 13, 2014

    In the first part she says, it’s entertainment. Then she she started to judge. Does this girl take notes at the movies or when she goes to an amusement park? What else would she expect from them? A prophetic word? Smh…
    They are not Christian, they are not promoting the church. They sing about things that might be immoral. She needs to get over it. My personal opinion…this thing she wrote sux…This is who Beyonce an Jay-z are and what they get paid to do. Maybe she should have gone to a COGIC convention instead if she was looking for good behavior. *shrug*

    The thing is, she notes all these subliminal things, but will(as many of us do) pay to see “Twilight”, watch “Charmed”, and “True Blood”. These are not subliminal at all. She may even watch every episode of “Scandal”. Now these too are just entertainment, but go against the moral fabric of “The Church”. I’m sure she doesn’t pray and seek counsel from her pastor when she wants to watch Olivia Pope kiss 4 different men to save all of their political careers in all of 60 mins on a thursday night, does she? That’s a modern day whore. *shrug*

    What I am saying is, some ppl pick and choose what they want to classify as good and not good. Then there is the gray area which basically is going to fall into the GOOD area just so that no one feels condemned.
    “You sat through the ENTIRE SHOW after being convicted? you mean to tell me that you were on assignment? c’mon yo!”
    I think that if she had a problem with it in the beginning, instead of taking out a pad and pin, she should have held up that anointed holy ghost finger as she walked up the nearest aisle and proceeded to the closest exit and out of that show. She just sat there and took notes…and enjoyed her free ticket.

    She’s not fooling anyone. She is ’bout as deep as a dinner plate…

    • summer
      August 15, 2014

      Bryant, the author wrote about things that she {herself} observed. However, you created a counter-argument based on your assumption of a {double standard} that she actually watches those shows. Yet you don’t actually know what forms of entertainment she enjoys. Therefore, your argument is invalid.

  • Kellis3x
    August 13, 2014

    Great post. For a lot of Christians that left worldly things we often times ponder what we walked away from. Sometimes you don’t smell the stink in the air until you walk away for a bit and then return with clear nostrils. The fact that you were wise enough to understand is proof if the Holy Spirit ministering to you. Those that defend still have a foothold in the world system. They all know they wouldn’t expect this type of performance to take place Sunday morning in front of the congregation. When you claim the title of Christian your walk reflects it. None if us are perfect. We are all running out own race but the bible also mentions the repercussion on the person that causes others to sin. Better to be tossed I to the ocean with a heavy millstone around your neck. Our minds are easily influenced which is why the Bible states to guard your ears and eyes. What you dwell on you eventually act on or accept. i no longer find myself attracted to rap as a whole because I’ve learned to stop being hypnotized by the beat and listen to the actual words. I encourage others to do the same. And that goes for any genre if music. The Christian community is guilty of embracing worldly principles. We have become so watered down that anything goes. The very thing we should be turning tables over for…we embrace. Jesus flipped a couple of tables over in his day. To say nothing is wrong is just as guilty as going along with it. Just a thought.

  • Will
    August 13, 2014

    She took notes of what she saw and then reported it. She did not condemn them. She did not say that they are going to hell. She doesn’t know their fate. Example: The people caught the woman in adultery. That was a fact, and they all reported it because amongst that society, adultery was wrong. The problem came when they wanted to kill her with the stones. That’s when Jesus stepped in and caused them to realize that none of them were worthy to condemn; only he had that right. But he was not there to condemn her; he was there to give her another chance at life. Had he not been there, she would have most definitely been stoned.

    The issue with Mrs. Carter is that she proclaims to be amongst the Christian society yet her “art” portrays a different message which is being engulfed by a nation of young followers. Now, the society is dragging her out in the sand to expose what she is doing. Yes, some are casting stones by saying they are devil worshipers and are going to hell. But the young lady who wrote this article did no such thing. I would say this article is simply a good observation. And since Mrs. Carter publicly professes Jesus, maybe she should publicly address some of these accusations.

  • Treon Mondre Jackson
    August 13, 2014

    Ur right about a lot of this.. But the walking on water…. The bible tells us that we can perform miracles just as Jesus did…. We can speak to a mountain and tell it to move, so it would only make sense that we can walk on water too depending upon how much faith we have… Remember the men thatwalked on water with him . .

    • Tean Lashawa
      August 14, 2014

      What bible are you reading. If everyday man or woman can do what Jesus did, then what is the Miracle of Jesus. Then we all can be him. If you believe Jesus and God are the same, then are you saying we can all be like God? That’s the kind of thinking that made Jay-Z say he is god, so bow down to him. Why are you not thinking. People like you will be those who are lead astray by people like him.

  • Raymond
    August 13, 2014

    On the simplest scale, since when have burning Crosses ever been cool? Can someone answer me that?

    The fact that she went to the concert to take notes is awesome. I would’ve done the same thing. Question for the Christians: How else would she have known what was going on unless she saw it for herself? How would we be hearing about her account unless she had written it?

    One Lyric that she may have taken out of place is “I had to get off the boat so I could walk on water”. In this song titled “Diamonds Are Forever” Jay-Z is talking about his relationship with Dame Dash and the direction they were headed as a company ect. Him getting off the boat is him leaving all of those people and negativity behind him and having faith to step on the water (the unknown). Direct Bible verse yes. Performing miracles like Jesus? No. Jesus never got off the boat he stayed on the water. It was Peter who got off the boat. He’s making a reference to Peter.

  • Terrance Jones
    August 13, 2014

    I can’t buy “the rumor no one is talking about it”, because everyone’s been talking about how Satanic driven this couples’ music is for a while now. So the question is, what was the writer listening to when she used to sing the songs so effortlessly? However, it’s good she got it and possibly this will encourage her to not be so naive.

  • Susana
    August 13, 2014

    Thank you very much for shining a light on this. I, also, used to be a fan of Beyonce, but for some reason, several years I started veering away from her music. At first, it was a very subtle feeling of awkwardness when I heard her music. I felt like this was something that was probably not for me. Then I started seeing how much her image and personal perception were becoming more about her shaking her bottom and wearing less and less. I also saw one of her music videos and remember thinking, “I can’t believe this is Beyonce!” I hope she sees the error of her ways, repents, and comes back to Jesus!

  • Paparoxi
    August 13, 2014

    Great post! The battle is not physical it’s spiritual. The amount of negativity here is proof that you convicted a bunch of people.

  • deidre
    August 13, 2014

    LOL, I remember when I first got “SAVED”, and threw my sister’s Jay-Z CD away…She was PISSED…I think your fire is sweet, but though prayer and “studying to show MYSELF approved”, I’ve come to know God and salvation in a different way…The God I serve could care less about a sinners prayer, and accepting Him as your PERSONAL savior. My God is only concerned with you putting your PERSONAL agenda to the side to SAVE humanity, as a race, from extinction. I wouldn’t call the writer silly…but the idea of God being concerned with a concert, while there are wars being fought, children being murdered, and homeless and hungry people in every corner is to say that a God that knows all has really messed up focus…When your focus is on God, you wouldn’t have time to feel guilt, or look for anything but God in everyone and everything–because He is there, if you look hard enough…God made man in His image, not the other way around. If you feel guilty, own that, but to say God has an agenda that includes pettiness, and ego…Who are we to “denounce” anyone? I’m still mad at myself for throwing that CD away, lol…I would’ve been right with ya, if this article was about going against your beliefs, but instead you wanted to point out all the “wrong” in someone else…turn that finger inwardly, God LIVES in you–if you don’t shift your focus, you could soon be a part of the problem (in religion), and not the solution, in the Universe that God created…Just my thoughts…

    • Nikki
      August 13, 2014

      Well said Deidre.

  • Phil
    August 13, 2014

    @ q… you called the writer of this article “stupid and silly” and you spelt ridiculous Rediculous.. lol. Kudos to the writer. You observed and wrote your observations down. I dont find this judgemental at all. Even Kevin who worked the concert in Atl said he understands what the writer is saying and alot of it is true.

  • W
    August 12, 2014

    You missed the most important element of the show. At the beginning, before the concert begins, the words “THIS IS NOT REAL LIFE” come on the screen. The concert is promoted as a FICTIONAL cinematic experience. All the crosses and satanic symbolism are there purposely and sarcastically, as a smack in the face to those like you who believe artists just trying to make a living and provide for their family are satan’s worshippers. At the end of the show, a montage of footage from Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s personal life comes on the screen. It shows footage from Blue Ivy’s birth, B and J’s marriage, and other home videos. Right after that footage, four words come on the screen, “THIS IS REAL LIFE “. This is when the message should be clear to everyone, all of this is an act, and it’s art. It has nothing to do with how Beyoncé and Jay-Z live their lives off the stage.

    • Rachel
      August 13, 2014

      So it is OK for Christians to dress, talk and act like that as long as it is in the name of Art and Entertainment, sorry I don’t think that is what the Bible teaches

      • W
        August 13, 2014

        Yes, because it is ART and it isn’t supposed to be taken literally. That is the point of this show. Art is supposed to take people out of the real world. When you go watch a movie, you don’t want to think about your job and chores, that is why you go. It’s the same with listening to music, going to an amusement park, etc. Have you ever watched a horror film? Did you go on a killing spree after watching it? I’m sure you didn’t. YOU are the one giving power to “satan” putting this out there. Especially when most people at the show didn’t think twice about it because it’s not what they are there for. They are there to hear Beyoncé sing and Jay-Z rap their favorite songs, that is all. They leave the concert and they go on with their lives. Meanwhile, you are here writing articles on satan and giving it exposure.

        • Anna
          August 13, 2014

          “Yes, because it is ART and it isn’t supposed to be taken literally.”

          Wrong – that’s what Satan wants you to think. Porn isn’t meant to be taken literally, so I guess it’s ok in your book to watch it.

        • Tean Lashawa
          August 14, 2014

          REALLY!!!! You are being blinded by the hype. Where in the bible does it say you can be indecent, sinful, act like you are satanic etc. all the name of entertainment, which means for money. So, a Christian can be a prostitute as long as she doesn’t mean it…all to make money for her family. You are talking foolishness. God is the provider.

    • ruby
      August 13, 2014

      the same way tv ads aren’t real you do some how find yourself subliminally controlled by it some way or the order with out even knowing. So even if it is Fictional and Sarcastic there is still a message ….up to you how you take or understand it.

    • Honestly true
      August 13, 2014

      You are right. But you are not seeing the big picture. That may not be there life when they go home or off stage. But IT IS STILL “their” reality, and the way they choose to make money. Now, the choice in which they choose to get paid, is by selling out to evil. Think about it… Cursing God and making mockery and cheating and such, and worship of Satan, even calling ur wife out her name. Hey I dont know about you but I wont take any job.
      Thats their job, the one they want. If you claim to be a Christian let your art represent that if your an artist (working for yourself) Dont sell yourself for the dollars. Its just the truth. (If your not the boss then your just a worker). So what your saying is they are entertainers CHOOSING to corrupt young minds with filth and MOCKERY against God? And then CLAIM to be a christian?….Hmmm. Ask yourslef now… Who is the boss here? Who runs the world? And who do they work for? Why has this become entertainment on stage but not in our own lives? What sort of influence is this? WHO RUNS THE WORLD? Will you do anything for money and go to sleep?

    • JB
      August 13, 2014

      I 100% agree with you, and I thank you for filling in MANY of the blanks that were left out in the original statement. I do believe that the original article is very judgmental, and that the author has failed to realize that none of this is to be taken literally. The whole point of ART (entertainment, poetry, music, ect.) is to send a message, but sometimes different messages are conveyed using various metaphors. Even though Jay and Bey may not be your ideal vision of a holy and sanctified couple, doesn’t mean that they aren’t God-fearing people. I don’t even really understand why the girl even went to the concert when clearly she isn’t even part of the target audience of the couple. You went and dissect their performance, and evaluated them which to me is a form of judging. Although she did not condemn them to hell, she still passed judgment which I think is the most important part. How do you judge someone you don’t even know. Bey and Jay are entertainers and they perform. That’s the ONLY thing you can really say. At the end of the day, you don’t know who they pray to. To judge someone without knowing the full contents of their character is called PREJUDICE. One problem with society is that people try to categorize others and put them into boxes. If I sag my pants, does that mean I’m a “thug”? Someone who doesn’t know me might deem that to be true. So how can you say you what all the imagery during the concert was about when you don’t even listen to their music or know them personally. The only way to truly get to know someone is to converse with them for yourself. Until that time comes, this article doesn’t hold ANY weight.

      • reneesheart
        August 14, 2014

        What somebody says and what somebody does should match…….Godly character in no way would make fun or mockery of God or the cross because true spirituality knows that a price was paid on the cross for them. To judge someone means to know what is the “intent of their heart,” that is all. And we all “judge” because we have to to make decisions but it is discriminate judging…..not judging the intent of someone’s heart or ways. What do I mean…..No one knows why people do what they do……to say that you know that is “judging,” a person’s character. However, if I said you just cheated on a test and I “saw” you do it, is not judging….it is an observation. This young woman just wrote what she observed and her experience at a concert. To judge them would be to assign evil intent to their character…..I did not recall reading anything about an assault on their character. She did not call Beyonce a name nor did she call Jay-Z one….she simple wrote what she saw and how it made her feel based on her new found spiritual understanding and beliefs. One thing the prince of this world is good at is making people believe lies and misunderstanding while causing confusion through a multitude of opinions. Perhaps you are not a Christian and using the bible would not be your source of truth but for this writer it is. For those who are Christian, your authority is God’s word not your opinion. There is no directive in scripture that refers to art and doing art, but one thing is for sure, if your character has been changed, you will desire different things…..so for me claiming to be a Christian and cheating on your wife are not inclusive…..so claiming to be a Christian and making mockery of the symbols of Christianity is not inclusive…..you would want to do what is right…not what is convenient or good in your eyes and not God’s.

        • Jane Lane
          August 14, 2014

          If I could somehow put your comment at the top, I would.

  • Bernard
    August 12, 2014

    My final thoughts. Britt, Don’t worry about those who don’t get what it is you are trying to say. You keep on cause you got it right and you are seeing with the veil removed from your eyes. Please don’t let the haters change your feelings. Stick with God.

  • betsy
    August 12, 2014

    just need to point out…people commenting on here chastising Britt for her “casting stones”, is that not what you are doing when you’re leaving your judgemental and disagreeing remarks about what she is sharing?

    just saying…

    anyway…as Christians i believe what God tells us 100% thru his Word. Although I agree that going to a concert doesn’t condemn you to hell or make you lose your salvation I do believe that as Christians we really (because God tells us so) are to guard our hearts and souls against the evils that flow freely in this world.

    Proverbs 7:25 (KJV)
    Let not thine heart decline to her ways, go not astray in her paths.

    Ephesians 5:11 (KJV)
    And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them.

    Romans 12:2 (KJV)
    And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.

    I, myself wouldn’t have gone to the concert because it goes against what I feel in my heart and soul and I really don’t think going to a concert is necessary at all to have gained any of this insight, but Britts decision is/was hers. What Britt is doing though is reproving the concerts of Jay & B. Calling attention to what is really going on. People who say that these concerts are merely for entertainment and nothing more, in my opinion, have it so wrong.

    1 John 5:21 (KJV)
    Little children, keep yourselves from idols. Amen.

    Idol worship is more than just golden statues even more so in todays world. We have so many things that take our attention from where it really should be, on God. TV, Music, Internet, Money, Famous people..etc…any and all of these are considered idols if you spend more time “worshipping” them than God our Father.

    Again these are all my opinions and that;s what comment sections are for, right? Conversing and debating, on the topic at hand. You don’t have to agree with me and how I believe God is telling us to live, I’m just sharing my thoughts on it all and scripture to back my beliefs.

    Just a side opinion…there is modern day devil worship going on all around us that we really have to be aware of and to me a lot of today’s music industry songs and concerts, especially the Heavy Metal, Hard Rock, Pop, Rap, and R&B genre are a clear demonstration of that…entertainment or not…God is not in those songs nor is He in those concerts. If it isn’t light than it can only be darkness. If you as a Christian continue to go to these concerts and listen to these types of songs, I pray that you guard your heart more than you have been and be aware and eyes open to whats really going on.

    1 John 2:15&16 (KJV)
    Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.
    For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.

    Psalms 101:3 (KJV)
    I will set no wicked thing before mine eyes: I hate the work of them that turn aside; it shall not cleave to me.

  • Strengthen your trust
    August 12, 2014

    This post reads as if you are scared, and that is unfortunate. The devil you fear is inside you. Tempation, greed, lust…that is your struggle, not theirs. Just realize, you don’t care about what Beyonce and Jay-Z are saying, wearing or doing; you care that what they are doing might tempt you. I have listened to many artists with different religious views, and perhaps a different moral code, but none of that has persuaded me use the entertainment industry as my moral compass. Perhaps if you used your spare time to strengthen your relationship with our Lord and saviour instead of looking for “blasphemy” at a Beyoncé and Jay-Z concert, you’d feel more confident in your own faith. My faith is unwavering, no matter what “illuminati” signs are subtlety flashed across a screen. I hope yours is too.
    God Bless you

  • flo
    August 12, 2014

    This world is coming to an end. When you ignore molestation by r.kelly because he write good music.when we worship people like Jay for thinking he is a god. When we say it is okay to say that you are a Christian but come on stage naked. There is a problem with the world. People have no opinion or morales. Respect for yourself means nothing. I commend her for writing this because she is one of a few real people left.

  • jermaine
    August 12, 2014

    Nothing admirable about this post and yes i am christian “what’s a king to a god, what’s a God to a non-believer?

    what is a king to a god? nothing whats a god to a non believer? nothing

  • M&M
    August 12, 2014

    If we look beyond the factor of God and think about humanity one will agree that Beyonce is simply living her life and making choices as we all do. One shouldn’t judge another for their sin as we have all sinned, however opening our eyes and understanding right from Wrong, and good from bad is what we as fans have to be aware of. Fortunately we are grown enough to make choices to walk a righteous path but our young listeners of today’s music are to be cautious. That is why we must guide our youth to know and understand as well as bring a balance between good and evil and right from wrong. I know the path I want to walk and sometimes as Christians our faith make us bad critiques to spread the word of God and love in the eyes of non- believers or weak followers of God.

    • Bernard
      August 12, 2014

      Amen to that. (M&M)

    • RealityIsClear
      August 13, 2014

      Honestly God is the one who created us and really MOST of the idea’s explained about humanity came from God/the bible. thou shalt not kill? the idea of equality? and many others.So to be honest its kinda impossible to overlook God. Yes you are right everybody sins, Nobodies perfect. But lets just be clear here there is no judging here, this article is just stating facts, yes Beyonce is just living her life but as a stated christian, she has to know her limits and the bible speaks about those limits and says that as Christians we should obtain those limits although were imperfect, Unworthy etc, God still wants us to be or try to be more Like him & atleast try to (not sin) be perfect . Jay-z is one of the few artist who actually admitted that he was part of the illuminati during an interview, and im sure you know wat that society is all about. He is definitely not a fan of religious beliefs so what his lyrics and who he’s Married too portray, is not very surprising. Wake Up People!!

  • Brandi
    August 12, 2014

    This was brilliantly written. Thank you for opening your spiritual eyes and ears. I will be sharing. Thanks!

  • Tia
    August 12, 2014

    Religion is man made. Religion was made to control people. Imagine life without religion. hmmm, think…..think….think….hmmm. *let it sink in*…nope, nobody to worship, nobody to live a certain way for, nobody to cast you into the pit of hell for sinning. Imagine how our ancestors were here before they bought the ‘Bible’…imagine what they worshipped? LIFE, NATURE, and themselves! Now that man has placed religion in our lives…blogs like this come out…open your eyes! Life if bigger than religion!

    • foReel
      August 12, 2014

      Tia, The author is not talking about religion…She is talking about a relationship with Jesus Christ…HUGE different. Religion is man made but a relationship is deeper. Once in a relationship you don’t want to disappoint or hurt the person with which you are in a relationship. You want to make them happy try to honor them….Same with God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. He give freedom of will and He constantly nudges deep inside of us but we have freedom before and after we establish the relationship. All the money, fame and other exciting things around us don’t give peace. Don’t seek religion you are right Life is bigger than religion and a relationship is the answer. God will show you what that means you have to sincerely ask!

      God bless!!

      • deidre
        August 13, 2014

        A relationship with God doesn’t include an entire blog about two other people, and how their choices somehow made you guilty…A relationship with God includes a post about you, and your dirt, and humanness…I wasn’t there, but yet I know what beyonce wore, her thong, what she sang…You know what, it’s pointless…My own personal relationship allows me to see things a lot differently…I won’t judge…I just know that I’ve been there…I believe in Jesus, but my religion is too different from most Christians to have this conversation, in a productive way…It’s not possible.

        @Tia, I certainly agree with you. I wish with all sincerity that people knew the WHOLE of God, not a God in an incomplete, book with inaccurate translation…I wish people knew the God in them, and felt the Spirit of God when the wind blows, when a tree trembles, a bird chirps…not in the confines of a building or with other people that believe what they do.

    • abigail amo
      December 12, 2014

      religion is man made I agree but Christianity is not a religion, it is having a personal relationship with God (not being a regular church goer). There is a better life after death. The thought of hell make people shudder, unfortunately the only way to experience how true it is is after you die, why take such a huge risk?

  • PayAttention
    August 12, 2014

    This was a great article and it needed to be written. That being said, this article was very pointless coming from an individual who was a Beyonce fan prior to getting saved. For one, if you were a fan, the concert is not the first place you heard the lyrics! Flawless, Bow Down, Bonnie and Clyde, these were all songs that made billboards and hit youtube records with how many views they attained. These songs were nothing shy of overplayed on the radio. You knew what songs Beyonce sang, you were a fan. You saw music videos, i’m sure, of the new and sexy Beyonce. Do not tell me you did not know that those were the songs that were going to be sang and do not tell me that you didn’t expect her to dress like that. Sure, you can say that being saved has opened your eyes to the suggestive and ungodly music they make BUT as soon as you were saved, you should have realized that those songs and her behavior were not of Christ. You could have written this entire article WITHOUT attending the concert. You should not have went. You knew what you were going to and once your spirit was disturbed you should not have stayed the whole concert.

    • Lioness Dae
      August 12, 2014

      *claps hands*

  • Lechele Jackson
    August 12, 2014

    Great blog! May God continue to order your steps!

  • Celeste
    August 12, 2014

    Wow… I must admit, from the eyes of someone who is young in the faith, I can see how you would get caught up in the symbolism that you found in the concert. In my opinion, you read a little more into the concert than I would have. I commend you for taking the time to listen to what you heard and look at what you saw and take your faith seriously. I do feel that you have judged Beyonce a little harshly, especially since you haven’t walked in her shoes or lived her life, but that is something that you will have to resign yourself to dealing with on your own.
    I agree with you, listening to Jay and Bey will not send you to HELL much life listening to Kierra and Donnie will not send you to HEAVEN. Overall, I think your view of the symbolism was very eloquently written and I can not wait to read more from you.
    Be strong on your quest with the Lord….
    Celeste

  • Ted4Bz
    August 12, 2014

    After all whose business is judgement? Is being saved means that one is ordained God’s judge? This is what happens almost every time. I don’t know when it was ok for my ugliness to judge someone’s else’s ugliness.

    • DH
      August 13, 2014

      As usual non believers hang on to what they have heard but not understood to find fault with and justify why they won’t ever develop a relationship with God through Christ. The one scripture they think they know about judging is Matthew 7:1-5 “Judge not, that you be not judged. For with what judgment you judge, you will be judged; and with the measure you use, it will be measured back to you. And why do you look at the speck in your brother’s eye, but do not consider the plank in your own eye? Or how can you say to your brother, ‘Let me remove the speck from your eye’; and look, a plank is in your own eye? Hypocrite! First remove the plank from your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye.”

      The caveat to this are people who are believers but don’t study their Word! 2 Timothy 2:15 says we are to “Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth”.
      The problem here is that not many of you who are criticizing this young lady understand and are able to discern scripture. I hope you will take time to study and let the spirit guide and reveal these things to you. Too many people are dying spiritually for lack of knowledge; Hosea 4:6

      There is an absolutely great article written by By John Hagenbuch From Expository Files 10.10; October, 2003
      That you can find http://www.bible.ca/ef/expository-matthew-7-1-5.htm Below is an excerpt from this awesome article I encourage you ALL to read. Then go and read the entire chapters where these scriptures are found and ask God to give you understanding.

      “In the first two words of this passage, Jesus does tells us to “Judge not…” But these two words have been perverted and twisted to teach that when one calls the actions of another error and expresses that continuance in such ways will condemn the soul, that individual is judging, which is supposedly “condemned” in the Bible. But from the context of this passage, what judging is forbidden? Is it judging that makes a distinction between right and wrong? Is there never a time and place for seeing and reprimanding a fault? ”

      The article continues to state:
      “The teaching of Jesus in this passage is concerned with the attitude of a man, not a complete absence of our judgment. Christ is not permitting us to avoid making hard decisions or taking difficult stands. He is warning us not to have a bitter, hypercritical, faultfinding spirit. That is a haughty attitude God will not tolerate.”

      “However, as God’s children, although we must be cautious in our judgments concerning ourselves and others, we cannot ignore our Lord’s commands that instruct us to make judgments. In John 7:24, Jesus said “Do not judge according to appearance, but judge with righteous judgment” (emphasis mine: JH) Here we are clearly commanded to judge with righteous judgment.”

      I pray that before we begin to throw the absolute unadulterated Word of God around without understanding that we must read it in its entirety first and consider the REASON why it was stated before we use it as a point of contention and confusion which are two things the enemy loves to stir up. I pray for EVERYONE Jay Z and Beyonce too because the biggest concern I have for that beautiful young lady is her using The Lord God’s name in vain because scripture teaches us:
      “Thou shalt not take the name of the LORD thy God in vain; for the LORD will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain.” Exodus 20:7
      and lastly “Out of the same mouth proceedeth blessing and cursing. My brethren, these things ought not so to be.” James 3:10. Yet she is saying those things on her tour and now is singing with Michelle Williams if Jesus Say yes nobody can say no! So my prayer is that if she truly believes in God and considers Jesus Christ her Lord and Savior HE will convict her heart to realize she can’t serve two masters not even for a paycheck! God Bless you all!

      DH

      • reneesheart
        August 14, 2014

        Amen…..just made a comment below similar to yours albeit not so eloquently as you did though……thank you for that follow up.

  • Chris Crow
    August 12, 2014

    You’ve done a God-honoring thing by sharing this. Thank you so much. I’ve only listened to some of her songs on the radio, and really liked them. We have to dig deeper to hear the true message being sent. Great discussion with my daughter. God will bless you for sharing your convictions!

  • Sash
    August 12, 2014

    “Thee who has not sinned shall cast the first stone”. Interesting “words” from bible. & interesting article casting plenty …smh

  • Walter Kent
    August 12, 2014

    WOW

  • Me
    August 12, 2014

    Britt I just wanted to say stay encouraged. Not all will be pleased by what you speak and as you grow in your walk you’ll look back and receive deeper revelation. Take absolutely nothing personal. Your job is to be a vessel however you allow yourself to be used. I too went and without intentionally doing it noticed the same things while I was there. My prayer was for whatever reason I was there whether led by Him or self let me be used in the best way possible in the purest form of Love available. My prayer for everyone is to receive pure Love. In Love revelation will be received no matter what “Source” gives the information. In all this debate no one can deny Love is the main purpose. So in Love I encourage you to keep growing never be stagnant. In Love, I applaud you for speaking and being open about your feelings allowing all to know you in this moment. In Love, I ask you to exist and coexist exemplifying total and complete pure Love. You’ll never go wrong!

    Stay encouraged!

    • linda
      August 12, 2014

      best post coming from a Christian, a lot of these post sound religious, I can tell you have a REAL relationship with God. if everything we say is to spread love like your Father God wants you to do, you cant go wrong. Perfect!!!

  • Lauren
    August 12, 2014

    For reference, I’m not Christian (though I was raised to be) and I am a big fan of both Beyonce and Jay-Z. Just wanted to say that this was a really interesting read and I appreciate you sharing your experience. I can see why you would be upset by their tour, and I agree, sounds like a bunch of cheap shots for shock value. Cheers

  • K
    August 12, 2014

    I just want to say that this blog is awesome! I appreciate it.

    To all you other jokers on here, Lucifer was a worship leader in heaven before he got kicked out because of pride.
    Music is far more powerful then you realize!
    You can invite either demons or angelic spirits into your life just by what you listen to.
    I am praying that your eyes be opened.

    And the Bible only reminds us that Judging is a two way street.
    As Christians we are supposed to test and judge the spirits!
    That’s exactly what she did.

    • Andria
      August 12, 2014

      Love you K!! Thanks for that insight!! Really im not being sarcastic at all!! Unfortunately not many people know that little part! Thank you and Britt, Rock on girl!!! You are a shining light! <3

  • Tiffany
    August 12, 2014

    How is it that you all are criticizing this women… I think her going was a great thing, the way she felt is the same way I felt.. I am struggling with becoming closer to God, I do struggle with listening to secular music but I would never ever go to a concert Never… I would feel out of place.. However, Her going was a wonderful thing bc she has now seen for herself and she can give a testimony about it, maybe it was a learning experience for her… We are all learning and life is a big class. Thank You for reporting on what you witnessed, I found your article to be very interesting and informative too. Tah,, the nerve of some of u ppl , criticizing this women

  • Mariana
    August 12, 2014

    I’m definitely not a Beyonce or Jay-Z fan, nor am I a Christian, so this was an interesting read for me. I feel as though people are up in arms about all this Iluminati talk, but they don’t actually know what the Illuminati really was. It was started in Bavaria as an organization that supported among other things, free-thinking, women’s education, the end of prejudice, etc. These societies had to work in secret because of the fact that government leaders were against their views and persecuted them. Doesn’t sound too bad, right?
    Here’s another view. Let’s just say hypothetically that the Illuminati are truly satanic and awful, and they secretly control many aspects of the world. They were always a secret society, that doesn’t want any outsider to know its members. Why would they choose someone who was high profile like J and B? If anything, they would recruit people who were powerful, behind the scenes players, not the most visible, out in front people…
    I think J and B are simply trying to create a buzz, because they know that most of the sheep who will not do their research will latch on to this Illuminati foolishness, and buy their music just to over analyze it, therefore putting more $$$ in their pockets.
    By the way, the Lucifer sample comes from an old reggae song, by Max Romeo called Chase the devil. The song discusses how the narrator, is trying to cast the devil out of the earth and how because he is righteous, Satan can’t harm him. I think people need to quit with the sensationalism. It’s just making the rich richer.

  • DivaD
    August 12, 2014

    I consider myself a Christian and once was a fan of Beyoncé (never liked rap so I’ve never cared for Jay-z). I attended her concert in New Orleans because I knew it was an experience, much like seeing Prince and MJ would be. I am not a fan of the new Beyoncé at all. Since I don’t know her personally, I won’t pass judgement or state what I believe her religious preference is. However, I must ask if one is so offended by what one heard during the concert and felt uncomfortable, why stay for the whole thing? I’m not knocking the author for attending because Christians are allowed to have fun contrary to popular belief. I just don’t understand why she stayed the whole time. And while everyone has some cute saying or bible verse to back up their side of the arguement, no one has stated that they will pray for Beyoncé and her husband. Isn’t it our job as a Christian to not condemn our neighbor but to pray for them and win souls for Christ?

    • Andria
      August 12, 2014

      DivaD, Darlin’ she’s not going out and attacking her personally. She is making us aware… in this world we get bombarded by all this “cool music” and stuff that we lose out on what’s really going on. She started taking notes on the concert and just told us what some of us just are a little blind to see… we like the music, we let our kids listen to it without really fully scoping it out. We put it up in our cars and just are happy that we are listening to something popular. When you fully open your eyes and ears to the traffic going on, it’s really helpful if something or someone shouts out a warning or something. That’s all Britt is doing here. She’s not up in arms and cursing either of the singers. She is just making us aware. And yes my beauty please pray for them… we were not put on this earth to be judge and jury, we were here to love, care, help, and pray for all we come in contact with. Love and Peace to all my brothers and sisters!

      • Lauren Nicole
        August 12, 2014

        I think this blog is definitely interesting. First I was wondering why you would even go, because what you see is what you get. I would expect to see and hear what you experience at the concert. Though as I continued to read, I think this concert opened your spiritual eyes to what is out there. The enemy can invade our hearts and minds with subliminal messages. I hope you prayed for every soul at the concert, seen and unseen. I am happy to know that you realized that we must be careful of what we feed our spirit, heart and mind. I am reminded of this every day when I watch what is on TV, go to work, shop, eat and go to church or anywhere else for that matter. My heart grieves for people that have no reference for spiritual things, especially no knowledge of JESUS. It makes me angry/sad that people will promote themselves as gods, goddesses or idols. It is a sign of greed, pride, arrogance, self-righteousness which bleeds seeds of sinfulness and not meekness, humility and honor, reverence and glory to God in the highest! WORSHIP GOD, not man. I appreciate K, Tiffany and Andria’s responses. We definitely need to pray without ceasing and not promote this kind of foolishness whether it is the Illuminati, occult rituals, lucifer with a new bag of tricks, or simply money hungry artists using profanity, publicity stunts and lust fests to make themselves richer in this evil world.

  • Stirred Not Shaken TV
    August 12, 2014

    …but you stayed for the ENTIRE show…you did this to get hits to your site, we get that but seriously? Don’t be so heaven bound that you’re no earthly good.

  • stupid over religious ppl
    August 12, 2014

    I find it so funny how over religious people react to pictures and words. Does the bible not say to to not pass judgement onto others? And honestly, what did you expect going to a rap concert? Its all phoney and just for show. You said it right, they are entertainers making money. And goofy people who have a problem with their words and shows should not be attending their concerts…

  • LG
    August 12, 2014

    I am so glad you wrote this…SPEAK THE TRUTH. Set people free from bondage.

  • Spivey
    August 11, 2014

    You should have stayed your ass at home with Jesus and gave those tickets to someone who would appreciate them. smh Christians.

    • Nico
      August 12, 2014

      We’ll send you a post card from heaven while you twerk in a pool of fire. “smh non believers”

      • Bernard
        August 12, 2014

        I love this answer:)

    • Ughh
      August 12, 2014

      You sound dumb. smh Idiots.

    • abigail amo
      December 12, 2014

      Well because she took her ‘ass’ there you got to make a comment.

  • LaTasha
    August 11, 2014

    I applaud you for writing this article. The bible says that we must judge with a righteous judgment. May God continue to guise and direct your steps!!

  • Muhammed Jihad
    August 11, 2014

    Beautiful Piece Sis!
    And may you have Beautiful Peace…..from on High! 🙂

  • Christian Sista
    August 11, 2014

    Keep the faith my Christian sister. These are the last days so satan and those who choose to follow him are growing more and more bold. Most times standing up for God’s truth and Christ means standing alone, but I’m with you! God bless and AMEN!

  • Christian Sista
    August 11, 2014

    Yes sista I agree with you. By the way, great writing skills. These are the last days so satan and followers of satan are becoming more and more bold. The bible prophesies are coming true! We must stand for Jesus and the kingdom even when most times we will be standing alone. Don’t grow weary in doing good my sister! God bless!

    • Bernard
      August 11, 2014

      Love the article. I have been troubled by her change of music and how she has gotten so demonic and almost thuggish in some of her lyrics. They are really lyrics against God. But I think most people are mesmerized by all of the flash (and flesh) and the lights and the big sound. The mind is not able to really connect to what is actually going on. I don’t go to concert like this one anymore.
      Thanks again.

  • Amanda
    August 11, 2014

    Waste of time reading this. Using Christianity as a tool of judgment doesn’t make you “saved”, as you call it. Focus on your relationship with God, not on condemning other people just to make you feel better. Very juvenile.

    • Shelby
      August 11, 2014

      How is she judging them? She’s simply explaining the things that made HER feel uncomfortable at the concert. Whether that makes you comfortable or not doesn’t mean she’s condemning them. And by you slandering her about being judgmental means your judging her as well. And she is focusing on her relationship with God. And in her relationship with God these are the things he convicts her about, therefore she writes them in her blog. Loved this article, and agree with every bit of it!

      • K.Cole
        August 12, 2014

        Amen……^^^^^^

  • darrion
    August 11, 2014

    Its amazing how people get defensive towards a person when they try to shed light into the darkness. For people its very difficult to understand how God Operates. If you are secure in your walk with God you shouldn’t feel “judged” for going to the concert or reading this article. The truth is that we have a lot of people who are Lukewarm and are afraid to be honest and admit it and because they are Christians and are aware of the consequences. They want to live their lives the way they want to live it and go to Heaven too when they know in their hearts that its not right to worship other things. If you feel moved by this article whether its positive or negative then you should that was Gods purpose of this article to see who will follow Him, defend His Kingdom, and stand up for Him….. Also to give you a chance to make it right. Not one human being on this earth is perfect. At the end of the day the real Question is Who’s side you’re on? Gods? or everything else other than God (Celebrities, Athletes,Money,Possessions, etc….)

  • Lawrence
    August 11, 2014

    Interesting article – the idol worship and worship of shaitan in guise of Christianity is so obvious to Believers. The picture above is reference to S&M. I guess they sold their soul for a miserable price..$100 million.

  • Eric
    August 11, 2014

    why are you so judgmental towards people who live their life differently than you. please stop basing all of your thoughts and feeling off of a religion. Just because you practice some sort of faith doesn’t mean everyone has too, so don’t upset over how others live their lives

    • Jane Lane
      August 11, 2014

      Why are you so judgemental towards people who live their life differently than you? Please realise that this is an opinion article and you both you and the author are free to have differing personal opinions on the same subject. Just because you don’t practice a certain faith doesn’t mean that nobody else is allowed to, so don’t get upset over how other’s live their lives.

      ~

      • tibby
        August 12, 2014

        Yet…the author is upset over how J and B live theirs? How oxymoronic is that? Very.

  • Lawrence
    August 11, 2014

    In history there were organized gatherings to worship Lucifer/Shaitan & idol worship in the guise of church or Christianity. This is what you experienced in the guise of a music concert. Very interesting perspective. (fyi: Me & my girlfriend is a lyric from tupac song originally referring to his gun and his girlfriend).

    • Lawrence
      August 11, 2014

      correction: “his gun as his girlfriend.”

  • Pastor
    August 11, 2014

    Thank you! Listen, I’ve never been to a concert nor do I have a desire to attend one, but this gave me great insight as to one of their concerts. It also gave me some great discussion topics when dealing with our youth. As a Pastor, I believe each person has to arrive at their point of Deliverance by choice or else it’s only temporary. I believe from her testimony this experience re – enforced her decision to live for God, and to further recognize some of Satan’s devices. At the end of the day some people will say “but Pastor…it’s just a show”, keep in mind for others…it’s their soul!

    • D
      August 11, 2014

      Pastor: There are some more that you can share with your “youth.’ Beyonce is a priestess of baphomet. She is not a Christian; even if she sings in Michelle’s latest song. That is part of the deception to keep people tied to her. The baphomet symbol is on her website. [Or it used to be]. It is in her clothing. She wears baphomet’s ring [the goat]. When the meaning of baphomet “is” is explained, many young people understand a little better what we are trying to say. Men and women worship different things. Baphomet is who she worships and who gives her power. To get to the height of status and fame she represents, it requires the selling of your soul. Young people have to understand that aspect.

  • Ebony Arts
    August 11, 2014

    People can be so mean. If you didnt like the post, you could have kept it moving. Just because there is a place to comment doesnt mean you should comment, especiallu when you have nothing nice to say. Good for you girl for going and having your eyes opened to thinga you never realized or thought about!!

    • Amanda
      August 11, 2014

      LOL I think that’s the whole point in a comment section hun.

      • Jane Lane
        August 11, 2014

        Amanda no. Ex: There’s a comment box at your workplace. You think your boss is a walking/talking penis. Do you write that thought and put it in the comment box? Why not? It is a place to put your comments.

        This is the same situation. You don’t HAVE to put every stray thought onto this section. In fact you probably shouldn’t. But hey, free will and all that.

  • DivinelyNaptural
    August 11, 2014

    When you attack someone’s idol, don’t be surprised when they lash out. The Bey Stans are attacking you so you must be saying something worthwhile. They don’t like it when you go after their idol.

    • Lawrence
      August 11, 2014

      so true.. same happened to Abraham when he destroyed the idols.

  • Q
    August 11, 2014

    This is very well written and thoughtful. I applaud you. So disheartened to see the negative comments on facebook from people sharing your blog post. I thought this came from an honest and open place inside of you based on your convictions and relationship with Christ. The enemy is very subtle, and how can we know his movements if we are not familiar with his tactics. I thank God that you were covered as you were there, because your intent was to provide commentary on what you saw. Thank God for you and your continued walk. I am praying for you. Very bold. I know God is going to use you to inspire many.
    Minister Morrieson – NJ

  • Sharon
    August 11, 2014

    God bless you for your boldness. I thank God with you for the conviction and the clarity you received and shared. Be encouraged. Man doesn’t want to hear the truth, they want to hear what tickles the ear. Continue to walk, talk and live for God.

  • Likewaterforchocolat
    August 11, 2014

    I wonder why a “saved” person would go to this concert anyway? The author has obviously NOT been living under a rock and know what Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s lyrics are about. Her lyrics have become increasingly sexual, to say the least and these Illuminati rumors are rampant. Jay-Z has referred to himself and Hova for years now. So, how “comfortable” did she expect to feel? She said to herself “It’s harmless entertainment, How bad could it be?” Really? What is she 12? Sit down somewhere. I believe that she had some idea of what was in store, but you just HAD to go to this concert anyway. It seems that she attended the concert, so that she justify prosyletizing writing an article about how she is too “holy” for all of that.

    • Joseph
      August 11, 2014

      She said that she was only saved 6 months, heck, I’ve been saved 25 years and I’m still messing up. The fact that B was once one of her favorite singers doesn’t mean that she paid that much attention to the words or the music video’s, I still put the Beach Boys, and Elvis on for background music, and If I was given a free ticket to some big name music star, I’m not sure that I would not go, unless I just did not like their music.
      In this case, I would have given them back to the people that gave them to me and said “No Thanks”

      • Likewaterforchocolat
        August 12, 2014

        Exactly. She has only been saved for about 5 minutes and is a 30 year old woman. Which is why I don’t buy into any of this. She has been in the “world”, as you call it, long enough to know what it’s all about. She’s not some naïve little girl(as evidenced by the breakdown of all that she observed). I think her true test was the act that as someone who “denounced these people was the winner of a contest for a concert for people she denounces. Curiosity got the best of her and she failed. We all mess up, so how are you defending the sin of one and condemning the other? She should be cut slack, but not the people she judges, er, I mean, observes.

    • Tammy
      August 11, 2014

      She clearly said she has only been saved for 8 months. I’m assuming by your haughty reply that you have been a Christian for quite some time now…. so please try to remember what it was like when you first got saved. I know for myself the sin that I was so entrenched in didn’t just magically disappear when I made the decision for Jesus to be Lord of my life. It took time and I am still a work in progress. She is growing and maturing in Christ (which is obvious by her blog post). God is taking what Satan meant to harm her and turning it into good by using this young woman to give people who have no clue what really goes on in these concerts an idea of the true messages and depravity that’s being mass produced and shoved down the attendees throats. I applaud her bravery to share her experiences.

    • curious
      August 12, 2014

      exaaactly

    • Free Truth
      September 26, 2014

      EXACTLY WHAT I SAID!. Girl bye. sat there threw all 42 perverted and demonic songs instead of leaving after atlest the 12 watching God be disrespected as she said. whatever. I laughed when she started writing notes and applying scripture. Hypocrites smh

  • Anggelos
    August 11, 2014

    I will take the lessons she learnt from the concert. I however feel these lessons were already learnt by her. Many who trod these very pages of the internet know what the outcome would have been. We need not go to these places to get the answer, for they have made great effort for us to know. I will say she gave into her weakness under the caption of criticism to aid others. We do the same with some movies also, when we have a good idea of what will be seen and at the end express our disgust. Her piece would have been accepted differently if she was not converted as she said and express those 12 points and stated she had an eye opener. I have never been to any of those concerts because of what they stand for. In her presentation, if she wholeheartedly believed that God sent her there… well I a sure we all know the answer. I will not bash her though for we all make mistakes. We have used methods before thinking it would aid others. Its sad though after asking the individuals who she knew would give her the best guidance, she did the complete opposite saying going to a concert like that would not take you to hell just as a Kirk concert would not take you to Heaven. That there is s flawed logic. I hope as she matures spiritually she will see the mistake, for obviously she knew there was something inherently wrong, hence her yearning for advice. I can’t approve her method. I can approve her findings but I could have said all those without going to a concert for I have been saying it all the time. Its ok, no worries, she slipped one time. Her next approach is between she and the Lord. Next dear trust those you have the spiritual confidence in.

    • Ms. Stanley
      August 11, 2014

      My only comment is, the word is “learned” not, “learnt”.

      • Kel
        August 11, 2014

        “Learnt” is a real word, actually…

        I’m just lookin’ for the rumor that nobody’s talking about….the article never addressed that.

      • tibby
        August 12, 2014

        Learnt, organised, towards, colour, flavour, harbour, honour, humour, labour, neighbour, rumour. All correct spellings for British words. #English101

  • Bethany
    August 11, 2014

    First, I completely agreed with how this girl decided to boldly go this concert and see what it was all about. Not one person reading this can say that they have not noticed a major change in both jayz and bey music and life style. I hate to come across bashing but I promise it is out of love. Jesus is coming back soon and we can’t live our lives and way we want too. God in His love sent His only son Jesus to die on a cross for our sins so that we can be changes for the evil sinful man that we were born into since the beginning of time. Sorry to put it out there guys but one day everyone on this earth will bow down to God and confest that he is Lord. If you are not reflecting a lifestyle that God is pleased with then I would hate to be you on Judgement day. He is coming soon and we don’t need to bash this girl for doing this. Look at is as a chance for you to see the light and realize that you don’t need to support people in the music industry that are taking Christian symbols, scriptures, etc and twisting them into there rap music. What is the purpose? Is it to change lives and help others? No!!!! What Jayz and Bey are doing is wrong. The Jesus that I serve is not the author of confusion. He saved me from my sin and helped me to start a great life for myself in complete joy and peace. Sin is what Jayz and Bey reflect in there music. So I will not be apart of it. Sin separates us from love of God. Even though Jesus died for everyone’s sin he still gave us free will to choose Him or not. So don’t be deceived. Choose what is right guys. This girls life was changed through Jesus and I respect her for standing up for the Truth.

  • Carla
    August 11, 2014

    I can’t believe a dang near 30 year old woman needs permission from her pastor to attend a concert……If you’re as deep in your salvation as you claim you wouldn’t have gone. No questions. But you curiosity which could also be called Satan got the best of you. Your flesh wanted to see the show!! Admit that first! And that’s ok….. and if you felt that uncomfortable you would have left! You were very attentive!

    I’m not a huge fan of either artist but I went for entertainment.

    I think it’s time for you to grow up and be a woman and get your own mind. Clearly, You have much bigger issues to worry about

    • Anggelos
      August 11, 2014

      she went to the pastor for advice, guidance in her choice, not permission. It is a purpose of the pastor to lead. They dont only lead from the pulpit but from one and one conversations.

    • Likewaterforchocolat
      August 11, 2014

      Thank you. There’s a lot of passing the buck in this article. Just like Jay Z and Beyoncé have not ‘Pulled the wool over her eyes”, she’s not fooling anyone either.

    • Q
      August 11, 2014

      “Anyway, after much prayer, consideration, and conversation with my parents and Pastor, I decided to go.”

      No where did she say she needed permission or sought permission. What she sought was advice on her conflict of spirit. We do not know who said what. She took advice and made a decision.

    • Likewaterforchocolat
      August 11, 2014

      Those “FREE” tickets were a test that she failed. She feel short. Point. Blank. Period.That’s what kills me about this article. She WANTED to see this show and then she makes a “report” of what she saw to encourage the rumors, we need to be talking about. No, she as, a Christian, should not even be talking about these people. First of all, she shouldn’t be encouraging gossip of 2 people who are clearly lost in the world (in a world you have supposedly denounced). She need to be about the business of her own soul’s salvation.

  • CocoaDee
    August 11, 2014

    First thing that came to mind was “Oh lord!” and an eye roll. Not everything and everyone is out to get you. Lets relax and enjoy the show…however it seems to be a bit too late for that now.

  • let
    August 11, 2014

    no sin is greater than the other.. its funny how society will condemn a stripper or a but yet they approve of beyonce but she sells herself just like them but yet she she goes on stage half naked and shakes her bottom to get that paper

  • rox
    August 11, 2014

    This is so crazy and pathetic why did you go if you knew from the jump you wasn’t going to like it? Then you go two and a half hours writing down lyrics ans not even paying attention to the show!!! Wasted perfectly good tickets. The real Christian thing to do would of to have given.to someone who could enjoy them. Not go and be so selfish and so ignorant if god didn’t want you to have the tickets to enjoy. Your self he wouldn’t have given them to you he wouldn’t have given them to you so you could be so negative

    • Michelle
      August 11, 2014

      God gave her the tickets so that her eyes could be opened, and by her going she passed this information along for others eyes to be opened to what’s really going on… End the end God will always get the glory.

      • Lol
        August 11, 2014

        Actually if you re-read what she wrote she got the tickets through work, not through any divine being.

    • Sarah
      August 11, 2014

      There is no such thing as a ‘real’ Christian. Your comment proves that as well. God have mercy on your mouth and mentality, may he lift you up in grace and show you how sweet and real he is. That he empty you out of your flesh and fill you with his life.

  • Tario2006
    August 11, 2014

    Hey Britt! You should know who this is! I just wanted to write to let you know how proud I am of you, and to encourage you to keep doing what you’re doing. Everyone is going to have an opinion of you and your blog. So what. They criticized Jesus Christ, and all He wanted to do was save them from their sins.

    You’ve been called to do a work. Do it. And you will see it prosper. I pray many blessings on you and your blog! Love you 🙂

  • Meri Amun
    August 11, 2014

    This is what I will leave. I will not speak but ma’am I suggest you start studying the knowledge of your ancestors who wrote in stone not your oppressors who wrote lies on paper. secondly jay z’s reference to getting off of the boat which was in the song oceans was really an example of us progressing from traveling the waters as slaves to wealthy and respected people not the myth mystery of “jesus” which is a greek name yet accredited to a man who was the king of the “jews” please I beseech that you do some deeper esoteric research https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nYpFgRmZK1g

    • Jane Lane
      August 11, 2014

      That’s funny, I don’t remember Jesus commandeering slaves from their countries because they are of a different race. I suggest you also do your research on our oppressors. Do not confuse those who wrote to those who misused those writings.

  • Heather basye
    August 11, 2014

    Thank you for speaking the truth! I am shocked at the posts you are getting and you should not feel bad about any of it. This is a spiritual battle and although there are “other” things to worry about in the world (quoting one of your commentatirs). This is a real issue of the souls here in the states and around the world. It is just entertainment for many people but for us we see it for what it is; ungodly behavior that leads to sin and death. Whether or not you should have gone or not, God used it for his glory to speak his truth. He works out all things for the good of those who love Him. God his renewing our mind and transforming us into his likeness, this is a process and it seems like this experience was used to confirm your beliefs. Satan condemns bit God convicts. I always pray for His convictions in my life and I pray that for you right now. Stay strong with your armor. Xoxo.

  • Olivia
    August 11, 2014

    This article spoke so much truth. I bless God for you sharing this.

  • Lacechia
    August 11, 2014

    I like the article a lot. Thank You for your courage to speak on this, and don’t be discouraged by the negative comments on here. Jesus was persicuted for telling the truth as well; so why wouldn’t the same be done to us as the children of God. You can see how the truth angers the very demons of hell, as it did when Jesus spoke the truth. It bothers me as a Christian when we are being warned about something and we make excuses to continue doing what we are doing. I take this as a warning and confermation not to listen to Jay-Z and Beyonce. Satans greatest trick is to convince you that he doesn’t really excist, and the Bible says if he could he would fool the very elect, and I see how some of us even though we sit under the Word of God and are warned about things still mess around with things that are of the devil. If someone diretly comes out and shows you who they represent, then you should take it at face value and not attempt to excuse it for being something else.

  • Peces
    August 10, 2014

    Last thing if they are doing things like that for entertainment why this way who in the right mind who belives in God who worship God do the complete opposite of His ministry u have to ask yourself would you send positive messages or bad who work are you doing Gods work or the devil you decide

  • Peces
    August 10, 2014

    Every body asking why did she go ask yourself this can u say you don’t like something unless u try it out or say u don’t like the taste of something if u never tasted it so how can u have a testimony if u never been through something that’s why she went not to listen to what everybody says about them but to see it for herself first hand so who ever don’t believe what she is saying do your research like she has done then comment

  • Peces
    August 10, 2014

    First off I would like to say in the bible God says to test the ones who claim they are prophets for the Holy Spirit will guide us to the truth it also says that the ones who are still in the world will see not nor hear not what is true because they are still in the world so the hear and see what the world wants them to I love Jesus and yes I am a sinner who is’nt no one is perfect n she’s not trying to judge n I don’t even know her but I know where she’s coming from n if you want to know where she’s coming from pray and ask God to show you what He has shown her

  • Michelle
    August 10, 2014

    You do know that you were judging them the whole time right? Last time I checked that’s a sin also. So stop acting as if you are more Christian than them because the last time I checked we all sin.

  • Amy
    August 10, 2014

    First of all Christianity is a belief it’s not simply a group you can join and a be a part of for life, it’s something you have to keep up with just like reading the bible won’t send you to heaven, listening to beyonce and Jay z isn’t going to send me to hell. Even if, by the slightest chance beyonce and Jay conspired this whole plan, to grow up become famous and powerful entertainers and putting on a show that will convert thousands of people from whatever race they were into “satanists” (whatever you believe they are) non of these people are actually satanists, devil worshippers unless they say it with their own mouths, unless they denounce God. Simply purchasing a ticket to attend the concert doesn’t make me any less of a Christian than you. Honestly if you don’t like bey and jay don’t attend the concert, don’t follow their day to day lives, you shouldn’t care if Beyoncé decided to wear a leotard or sari.. Continue with your life.. You’re ruining things for everyone.

  • David
    August 10, 2014

    ok sooo its sounds like you perhaps should have passed those tickets along to someone who would relax and enjoy the show as opposed to take notes and criticize and compare it to your PERSONAL salvation. Get real, you were at a Jay Z and Beyonce Show..not a Gospel Concert. This is no disrespect to your religion because I am a Christian man as well.However a person as devout in their Christianity as you are “Claiming” to be had no business at a concert starring the two biggest headliners in the entertainment industry to begin with. Stop being so quick to pass judgement on everyone and know that what these two HUMAN BEINGS do to entertain us does not go against them as Christians nor do the people who attend the shows.

  • Jess
    August 10, 2014

    This has to be probably the most ridiculous thing I have ever read in my life, I don’t hate on anyone for their beliefs religion etc but give me a break it’s a concert and you could have left at anytime instead of staying and judging it like a brainwashed Christian extremist. I went to this concert and I in fact enjoyed It very much and thought it was an amazing concert, and nothing like I was being “hypnotized” or anything along the lines of that. You are blowing this all WAY out of proportion and making it sound WAY worse than anything actually was. I don’t understand how you stayed for a 2 and a half hour concert if you didn’t slightly enjoy it, you would think that if it was as horrible as you said it would you would have had enough and left?

  • Ron
    August 10, 2014

    This article has so many comments, that this probably won’t get read, but I’ll write anyway.

    To the author:

    The reactions of the anti-religious or anti-christian are predictable and typical. They will say “who gives you the right to judge!” while at the same time they are judging and condemning you for their beliefs. I wonder if these people know why they are reacting so angrily and hatefully to your post. If it really doesn’t matter whether or not someone chooses to believe in a religion or not, or if you (the author) are just another babbling religious fanatic, then why would someone take the time out of their day, and their life, to post angry comments? To accuse you of being hateful while being hateful themselves? People should look within themselves and find out what is there real motive for such behaviour, and where it really comes from.

    If Christianity, or religion in general, is wrong, and trying to get people to worship your god is wrong, then how come these persons don’t have a problem with Jay-Z suggesting that he is Jehovah (the Jewish/Christian god) and should be worshiped? Shouldn’t the atheist be as equally appalled at Jay-Z as he/she is with Christians? But no they aren’t. They don’t mind being sucked into a system of worship, as long is it’s hidden in a nice beat, and catchy lyrics. They may say it’s not worship. But, why then does Jay-Z try to hijack religious symbols? Why is Beyonce telling you to “bow down”?

    To the commenters:

    If you really think that all these Christians are just crazy, and all these things things don’t matter. Why come here to bash the author? You are only bringing more attention to the article when you do that. Why read it at all? Why not just live your life and ignore these religious idiots? What is the real source of your anger?

    Look inside yourself and find an answer.

  • smh
    August 10, 2014

    First of all she wrote a blog about her personal experience (pretty much like every blog does) so I don’t she did anything wrong. I personally loved the article because I didnt want to go to the concert for those reasons. I would rather spend my money on titles and offering. Nonetheless, Im glad I ran across this blog and to the people that are saying she could have talked about something more important she talked about her personal experience and im glad she shared.

  • Jasmine
    August 10, 2014

    May God continue to bless you and cover you in the blood of Jesus, hun. Thank you for your obedience in posting this.

  • Natas
    August 10, 2014

    This is a joke, right? You really went to a Beyonce and Jay-z concert as a social experiment? Christians are hilarious, ROFL.

    I’ll give you that they have been elevated to a ridiculous level. Not to do with religion or any of that nonsense, but because people are stupid and people are followers, in the same way a little kid follows around and tries to mimic an older sibling. Most Beyonce stans have mental and emotional problems. You don’t need jesus to tell you that. Just go on youtube like someone else said and read the comments. Peace.

  • Sean
    August 10, 2014

    I just wanted to say you’re awesome and thanks for posting this. You never know what someone else could be going through or questioning in their own life spiritually. This post could have confirmed something someone else was struggling with. As for me, I firmly stand on the word of God and know exactly how Dayan works. Spiritual discernment allows us to see and feel these convictions when something is not right. We’re no longer blind like I see very many people are just by reading some of these replys. It’s not surprising at all. These people I pray for because you can say the sky is black but it doesn’t change the fact that it’s blue. Or you can say you evolved from an ape but it doesn’t change the fact that God created you and everything else in this world. truth is truth no matter how you look at it or choose to ignore it, it’s never going to change. But anyways, before I start rambling, thanks again for this. God bless you.

  • Kesha
    August 10, 2014

    I really like your post but I feel that it’s just music and just because you listen to certain things dosnt mean you going to hell.. The music we are into don’t define who we are, what we become, or even where we end up.. I wish I would have won tickets to that concert

    • kfarm
      August 10, 2014

      Hello! I don’t think she’s saying that the things you listen to will send you to hell 😛 I don’t want to argue but I’ve found through my life experience that the movies/music I listen to and watch to alter your mindset. Music that has things in it that are not of God normalizes certain things. Ex. The more you listen to cursing, the more normal cursing will be and the quicker curse words will come to your mind and out of your mouth. The same with movies. Movies with sex out of wedlock (and there are plenty of them) normalize that behavior. Then, you start questioning your own beliefs. “well, he really loves me so if it happens, I’ll just let it happen.” You get me? This stuff won’t exactly send you to hell but it makes it harder on yourself to get to heaven that way. It’s like inviting temptation into your life. Besides, if God wouldn’t approve of the song/movie, as a dedicated Christian, why listen to/watch it?

  • Bejai
    August 10, 2014

    I would have SOLD those tickets… However I totally agree with you. I have been a Beyonce fan for years. But this last album is awful. I attended the concert and there were a few times I was uncomfortable as well. I didn’t like Jay Z and the red background/and hoodie. I didn’t like the Haunted song with the dancers looking like beast.

    It was a great concert ascetically. But it is a conflict of interest if you are saved.

    Point taken.

  • Sarah
    August 10, 2014

    I LOVE YONCÉ. she is flawless and you are just jealous

  • Bob
    August 10, 2014

    You are the dumbest excuse for a human being that I’ve stumbled across in quite a while. People like you are the reason that we should be regulating the internet from absolute idiots wasting space by posting garbarge like this. I’m sure this comment isn’t providing anything new, since I can’t imagine anyone reading this article and thinking you have an ounce of common sense, but Brittany, just in case you still might be out there somewhere possibly trying to preach your irrelevant Christian bullshit to a secular nation, please do us all a favor and never reproduce.

    • Dree dree
      August 11, 2014

      Wow. Nothing said in this article should have elicited such a response. There is obviously something else going on here.

  • Theresa
    August 10, 2014

    Thank you a lot for your honesty and experience. It was very beneficial and insightful I really appreciate it.

    Everyone will have an opinion on what your sharing and some will completely resist you, but in the end every knee will bow and every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord

  • Nique
    August 10, 2014

    You really need to get your life together… If it was that bad why didn’t you just leave? You clearly stayed until the end.

  • tinytexan
    August 10, 2014

    I am a Christian; had great worship at this morning’s service, by the way. I also went to the OTR concert and had a great time with my girlfriends. I am mature enough (chronologically and in my faith) to take entertainment for what it is. It was a very entertaining show. Seeing Beyonce and JayZ in concert will not sway me from my Christianity; my faith is in tact. I can’t even relate to this post. satan is going to have to try much harder than using Beyonce & JayZ if he’s trying to shake my faith… Just sayin’

  • Ashley Harrison
    August 10, 2014

    I was there at the Rose Bowl too! I am a recently saved Christian as well. I have always been a fan of JayZ and Beyonce. I was not expecting to feel so uncomfortable like I did there! At times it felt like people were worshipping them, I noticed all of
    those same symbols also mentioned.

    My spirit did not feel right there.

  • Akia
    August 10, 2014

    One word came to my mind when I began to read your post….wow. Now I was very aware of the illuminati conspiracy, but didnt realize how overt these artists are with it as displayed above. Thank you so much for sharing, and I am very proud of you. Very motivating and a true example of a believer who is able to die of the flesh, even while in the midst. Good for you. 🙂

  • David Puddy
    August 10, 2014

    So… Sounds like somebody had a great time!

  • Jamaibe
    August 10, 2014

    The problem with the synopsis is before the concert starts the words “This Is not real life” are on the screen” and at the end of the concert the words “this is real life” are on the screens while a collage of videos capturing their lives and friends and families plays for the next few minutes. That’s how the concert ends.

  • Sisi
    August 10, 2014

    You should have really done some lyric analysis before attempting to denounce them throughout this entire article. A lot of your claims were misconstrued because you don’t understand the lyrics that you believe you are dissecting. Also, “for in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.” It’s okay not to like someone and not support their music but the second you start dissecting their every move you are judging. You took time out of your life to document and type up everything that you felt they did incorrectly while they will continue to do them. It would have been easier to stick with your beliefs, pay them no mind and give the tickets to someone who would have appreciated it. Honestly, if they are doing something wrong, it’s God’s duty to judge them correct? So just as you saw Jay-z acting like Jesus are you not acting like God and judging endlessly?

    Something to think about: “We judge others by their behavior and ourselves by our intentions.”

  • Nica
    August 10, 2014

    & as far as her going to the concert, I think she should’ve been totally honest with her audience & more importantly herself, I believe she wanted to go because if you really don’t want to do something you don’t do it, simple & plain. & that’s OK. What ppl should be concerned about was what she saw once she got there. Ppl’s perceptions of Christians are mixed up, just because someone is a Christian doesn’t make them exempt from giving into flesh & who can blame ppl for that perception because some christians like to take on the role of God & tell everybody that doesn’t agree with them their going to hell, exactly why I dislike religion. Too many ppl mess it up for everybody! That is all

  • peter
    August 10, 2014

    God used you and your testimony is a blessing to many. Thank you for your honesty. Keep posting truth. Wheat grow up with tare, but God proves it all at the end. Blessings!

  • Nnamdi Juugo
    August 10, 2014

    Britt aptly described herself as a babe in Christ and while her actions are not justified, it is understandable. I too got a revelation concerning secular musicians and take note; before my surrendering my life I only loved music for one thing, the artistry. Therefore I was a fan Of Jay-Z, Kanye West and other musicians with “deep” lyrics. But later when I began to sincerely compare them with what I read in my Bible, they differed! This is not me hearing from my pastor or friend or parents; I am not a child anymore but upon reading and praying the Holy Spirit revealed it to me! So whenever I see a secular musician I don’t listen because they do not deliver messages that verify the God-revealed Word and do not strengthen your Spirit. So I would suggest that after reading this blogpost; rather than sit here and talk about every critical aspect of her actions and Christianity’s role as a religion in it, go to your personal prayer closet and ask God; what were you trying to tell me by leading to this post? And the ignoramus that said Jesus is not in the Bible and is instead Yahweh; the Hebrew form of Jesus is Yeshua which translates “Yahweh Saves”. It is similar to the name ‘Joshua’, the son of Nun who led the Israelites into the Promised Land conquering nations. Check your Bible history right dummy. And Britt, God would empower to grow to a higher level spiritually. Amen. Shalom.

  • Nica
    August 10, 2014

    Ppl on the comments are being so condemning & judgmental that their missing the whooooollllleeee point of the blog! I do believe in God & I am learning new things everyday but anyways everyone is hollering “Oh you shouldn’t have went” this & that & the other, she is a human at the end of the day & I don’t care how high & holy you are, you are gonna have setbacks & give in to your flesh from time to time. I don’t claim to be a Christian because if I did I would be lying. I’m just a person that loves God & wants a stronger relationship. This is why I love God & dislike religion, it puts ppl against each other because ppl spend so much time tearing each other apart & picking scriptures from the Bible that’s only convenient for them. If you’re gonna quote the Bible, quote it all! The Bible is never gonna change. The back & forth argument about whether she should’ve attended or not doesn’t stop the fact that she actually had great points in this article. Burning crosses?? Hello, that’s crazy! But I bet to some ppl this is just a concert & entertainment & Jay Z & Beyonce can do what they want. The only problem with that theory is that the millions of ppl that went to those concerts don’t have a clue to what they have witnessed. Open your eyes ppl, this stuff these entertainers are doing is hypnotizing ppl so bad, they don’t even see nothing wrong with the lyrics. The lyrics alone scares me. Music can make ppl feel a certain type of way, say what you want. It can put you in different moods, I’m not gonna come on here & claim Jay Z & Bey are devil worshippers & blah blah blah but they sure ain’t worshipping God. & their not the only entertainers like that. Keep your eyes & ears open, some ppl worship entertainers & will do or believe anything in their songs.

  • Julie
    August 10, 2014

    This is hilarious! thanks for the laugh 🙂

  • Dee
    August 10, 2014

    Wow, this is tragedy as we see it. Non believers, have every right to think and do as they please, why? Cause just that, they have no reason for explanation in the end. That’s it, it is over for them life on earth is what it is. People who have beliefs, regardless of religion or what not, believe there is an reward/punishment for everything done here on earth. So with that being said, two battles here people: Christianity vs non believers. What should happen??? Christians: let Christ lead you as he should, so why argue??? Love anyway right??? Non believers: why argue??? Its just entertainment, did you enjoy the show??? True fans would say? Loved it!!! With that being said, everyone should be in love with their own out come regardless of who said what!!! Seriously, why argue??? Total waste of time and energy. These are just my thoughts on the comments NOT Mr. and Mrs. Carter!

  • Truth
    August 10, 2014

    I find your motives and actions to be hypocritical at best. In your conflicted spirit you made note of some rather obvious things and how they contradict with your beliefs. You went because you had the desire to go and for no other reason. Your desire was more important than your beliefs so you justified your right and reasons to go. And now you wish to absolve yourself of the responsibility for taking in what you saw and partook in by criticizing “the show”. You could’ve left at anytime. You knew the videos, the songs, the rumors and accusations before you went. Tricky Christians cast their own spells through judgement and self righteousness. Your playing yourself with this attention seeking mess. Not defending the artist even tho I can see both sides of the issue. I just feel that if you were that true to your beliefs and conviction you never would have gone. There is no report you can make that hasnt already been stated. Have several seats.

    • Jane Lane
      August 10, 2014

      I would like to hear this other side of the issue. To clarify, what is your justification for what these artists presented?

    • Rhonda
      August 10, 2014

      AMEN!

    • Djuan Coleon
      August 10, 2014

      James 1:8 A double minded man is unstable in all his ways.

      either we believe what we believe or we don’t but Peter denied Jesus 3 times when we was under pressure to decided to represent his convictions or not. The key is hopefully we learn from our mistakes and do better next time. Everything you saw at the concert was “Seed planting” in the minds of those who attended.

    • P
      August 10, 2014

      Unfortunately I have to agree with the Truth. Why would you go to someplace that you knew was against your Christian beliefs. I think I am Christian still, even though I don’t go to Chuch anymore. I was always taught in church that you should not go where the presence of God was not. What gall you had for going to this concert for all your selfish reasons. What’s worst is that after all your soul-searching and praying and talking to your pastor( probably told you not to go or if he didn’t and left the choice up to you, hinted at you not to go) you still chose to go. That is the equivalent of going to a strip club or Las Vegas for you to enjoy entertainment. You listed some verses. How do you have the nerve to quote some verses, and not others. There is one that says “not evenly yoked.” Christians aren’t to mingle or mettle in satanic affairs. You chose to go to a satanic event to what…..speak the truth to J and B? You really need to come correct at this? I can follow some of your points if these celebs are part of some demon-worshipping cult. But don’t go to their shows, talking about how you love their music. So hypocritcal

      • Jane Lane
        August 11, 2014

        We all fall down. So in that respect I agree with you: going to the concert was the wrong choice. Fortunately God does not give up on us. We all know the story of Jonah and the Whale. Jonah did not go where God led him and ultimately consequences followed. Still God used this moment to teach Jonah a lesson. I believe this could have been a similar circumstance. I ask that you refrain from deflecting from the topic of this article. The behavior of these entertainers is proof positive that christians should not participate in their form of entertainment.

        Don’t misunderstand. What I am saying is that it would have been better to not go. Unfortunately we cannot change the past and the consequences that come of it.

    • Naana
      August 10, 2014

      Truth, You are making certain points but I think its unfair in some of the things you are directing at the writer. You are also being judgemental. It is true that she had some understanding of some spiritual issues relating to these performances before going but God allowed her to go and did not judge her as you are. Rather she has learned more information on her own that complimented her conviction of what she already felt in her heart. We can’t see what was in her heart, only Jesus sees so we should not pass judgement on her intent. It allows for some of us to learn more from her in order for us to stay away from ungodly entertainment.
      Look at all our lives even the greatest men and women including the smallest make decisions that God allows us to experience due to our free will though he might not have chosen thosedecisions for us. And by God’s grace and love we learn more from that decision which will help us for the future and also help others.

      Take care and have a great upcoming week.

    • MrsBranJ
      August 10, 2014

      Truth,

      A lot of what you have said is true. I AM NOT a supporter of either artist (Jay-Z or Beyonce).

      While reading this article, I kept asking myself “Ok, why did she go again?”

      Brittaneè,

      1. You openly renounced your support of this artist at some point prior to the concert.

      2. In your words, you stated:

      “Anyway, after much prayer, consideration, and conversation with my parents and Pastor, I decided to go”

      You made the decision to go. You. And, you made this decision in spite of your convictions. Those convictions were strong enough to move you to renounce the artist… But not the concert, I guess. I’m confused as to why MUCH prayer was needed for something God has already shown you/convicted you of. For example, if God has ALREADY convicted me that using drugs is wrong, why would I exercise “much” prayer about whether I should take an opportunity to smoke crack simply because someone GAVE me some for free? I agree with Truth’s post… I believe you went because you wanted to.

      3. Before going, you asked yourself: “How bad could it be?”

      Well, common sense says that this is the same music you stopped listening to months ago. What did you expect? You knew the music, you knew the songs. Did you expect it to be any better? It’s the SAME music being performed live.

      Please stop it.

  • Jason
    August 10, 2014

    Wow what a strange time! We are literally in a proverbial royal rumble Christians are attacking Christians Muslims attacking Muslims Christians attacking Muslims the secular and other minorities jumping in the mix. I’m convinced that Humanity is going to wipe itself out unless 1 God comes or 2 an Alien life form either threatens all of humanity or we find we are but one of many higher thinking beings in the universe.

  • Ashley
    August 10, 2014

    thank you for sharing your opinions and observations for those of us whom can respect them. remember the devil wants to confuse you. you just keep being you. whether i or anyone else agree or disagree with your words is irrelevant, it was on your heart and now your testimony is free for all eyes to read, ears to hear and understand.

    glad you didn’t keep it to yourself.

  • Ron
    August 10, 2014

    Love the articulation in the way you express yourself.

  • Chica Fashion
    August 10, 2014

    Loved this post so much! Don’t even pay attention to the negative comments, like you said it’s a spiritual war. Anyone who doesn’t agree with this post clearly isn’t a mature Christian.

    And for everyone saying this why they don’t go to church, you don’t go to church cuz you simply don’t feel like it and have little to no relationship with The Lord cause if you did you’d have descernment & would feel the same conviction.

    Why did she go? Cause we are human, the flesh is weak or maybe God wanted to show her that it’s not just entertainment and it’s not just music and it is indeed harmful to the soul.

    I just bless her and pray for God to increase descernment and to continue to use her and her blog to preach the gospel and share the word and love of God.

    Check out this video on how cecular music affects us.
    http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=769UpZCnVGQ&feature=youtu.be

    • P
      August 10, 2014

      you should have discernment to spell the word discenment correctly. As well as secular. Just saying

  • Jason
    August 10, 2014

    You’re an idiot. You’re exactly the kind of brainwashed Christian extremest that is responsible for all the hate and wars this world had suffered from and exactly the reason I don’t deal with religion. Thank you for re confirming that for me. P.s. I’m no huge jay z or Beyoncé fan I just hate ignorant people.

    • Anonymous
      August 10, 2014

      Why comment such a rude comment? This post had lyrical proof, as well as, picture proof. Are you blind? Is seeing it not enough?
      Don’t be rude. There was definitely a nicer way to say this instead of calling someone who gave their thoughts on a matter an idiot. AND another thing this person is not a brainwashed Christian extremist. If you think this person is brainwashed maybe you are brainwashed to think one way and they another..Did you think about that? examine yourself before you rudely, and ignorantly come at someone for their own beliefs.

      • P
        August 10, 2014

        I agree with you. But do you think the poster had the right to go to a show that she now denounces. She wasn’t going to the show to collect facts. She went to enjoy everything she later on denounced. I used to go to church. Never once did I hear a christian going to a strip club or las vegas to enjoy themselves. As if it were going to be okay to God. Now we have different denominations of Christianity. Some accept this, others are lax with that. And others are ultra conservative. I think it was very wrong to go to that show if she knew all of these things already. And was instantly surprised at the show. And why she never left when they made a chant to Lucifer is beyond me. I don’t think God ever put one person in harm’s way to see what they would do. There is free will and choice, but I was taught God loved each and every one of us. He told us to stay away from the tree of knowledge and we couldn’t do that. And now instead of church, bible study, or some other church function, this girl wanted excitement and thrill and then wants to denounce ppl who clearly have no affiliation with God. This was absurd. I am not condemning this girl. I am just saying there is a flaw here.

    • Jane Lane
      August 10, 2014

      Are you sure? Because I don’t see her promoting violence in any way against these people who she believes are purposefully leading others into sin. Sin being a christian’s constant and terrible enemy. Please explain in what subjects is she ignorant?

      • Nikki Nikki Nikki
        August 10, 2014

        It’s funny that he claims we are the cause of hate, yet he claims to “HATE” ignorant people. Are Christians the cause of his HATE, because every ignorant person in the world is not Christian, so Christians cannot be to blame….can they?

    • Debby
      August 10, 2014

      I too dislike religion as it is just a list of rules and regulations…BUT…my relationship with my Savior is a different story. There’s boundaries with Him as in every relationship, but no legalistic, hypocritical, behavior modification expectations as with people.
      You cannot work your way to heaven or be “good enough”. Jesus of the Bible is the only way. John 14:6

    • Dori
      August 10, 2014

      that is what you call religious persecution, Jason.

    • Nikki Nikki Nikki
      August 10, 2014

      SMH, why are you so angry at Christians? You’re spewing the same hate that you claim Christians are the cause of. Are we really the cause of YOUR hate. So many negative words that you were able to just let roll off your fingertips, Mr. HATER of Ignorant People…

    • Christain Ninja
      August 10, 2014

      Jason you sound like a weak backed cream puff who takes things out of context too much…. Christian extremist??? That would be the Catholic church during the times of the Crusades, and Catholics aren’t true Christians according to the true history of their inception, ANYWAY. And that is defiantly NOT what this person is, but a person with enough sense would have figured that out already. Step away from the conversation until you actually have some sense to understand it….

  • Sarah-Ann
    August 10, 2014

    Good job. At first I was thinking that you shouldn’t go. But I personally am glad that you did. Sometimes God sends spies into the enemies camp. I believe he used you to ferret out the truth that some of us don’t want to believe. That truth is that many of us “Christians” still live in both worlds. We do our Christian duty only to still hang onto the behaviors that should have died on the cross. There are a lot of Christians who have no problems with going to this kind of concert or movies that are explicit. I like the way that you wrote your blog and I certainly hope that you won’t be put off by the attackers. I believe that you did a good service by those who have “ears”. I heard you and I’m quite sure others did too. I am not a babe in Christ, I have been saved for 30+ years. God soes what he does in ways that we don’t understand but while I read this I was convicted by the Spirit hat what you did was what you were supposed to do. Be blessed, I’ll be sharing your words.

    • P
      August 10, 2014

      Do you really believe that she was sent as God’s spy? I’m just asking you this as your honest opinion. Also in your tenure as a 30+ vet, how many times were you sent into battle not to preach or convert souls. But to scheme and spy on the enemy?

  • Vice
    August 10, 2014

    She knew the lyrics to the song before she went to the concert. She ain’t foolin nobody.

    • Ren
      August 10, 2014

      She got saved 8 months ago/before the concert. I‘m pretty sure the songs were out before she got saved. Plus, if you are saved, you‘d know some things are not automatic.

    • user101
      August 10, 2014

      Vice, of course she knew the lyrics, she said earlier – that’s if you read her whole post – that she got SAVED 8 months ago. When you’re a non-believer of course you are going to listen to all the worldly music there is.

  • The truth
    August 9, 2014

    First I want to say “great job” in posting this. What you say is correct and as the bible says not all will have ears to listen. But let me let you in on more truth. His name is not Jesus. It is Yahweh. Research shows us that the Greeks changed his name so that we wouldn’t know him. What does the bible say that many will say they called my name but then I will profess unto them I never knew you; depart from me, ye that work iniquity. It takes courage to speak what you believe. I agree you fought if you should go or not, unfortunately we all struggle with this thinking that something so small won’t mess with our faith. But the truth is Satan is inviting he tells us that it’s ok it’s just a concert or it’s just one lie. That is not true! Now you have learned a valuable lesson. Do what your heart says even if your mind convicts you another way. The holy spirit lives inside of you but he allows you to make your own decision. For those of you who don’t understand what she is saying don’t worry about it but for those who have ears to listen take heed to what this young lady is saying. There is truth here and if you know that guard yourselves accordingly. Not everyone will enter the gates of Heaven. The bible says what is it to gain the whole world, but lose your soul? Some things don’t need interpretation. They mean exactly what they say. Be blessed everyone but in all your getting, get understanding. It might just save your life and your soul.

    • Gi
      August 10, 2014

      I completely agree with you Truth Says, she knew about the videos, the songs and the rumors circulating about this couple, yet she chose to go to the concert. She could have left at any time, no one compelled her to stay. Jesus said in Matthew 24 if they tell you lo the Christ is here or there, do not even go. Her desires got the better of her and she went to the devil’s playground and now she is trying to justify her actions. She’s not telling us anything we don’t already know about Beyoncé and Jayze.

  • ARenee
    August 9, 2014

    How I decide to live and what I decide to listen to is up to me and my God (John 3:16). Most importantly, it is up to me to feed positivity into my child so that when she is older she will not depart from it (Proverbs 22:6). This is why I support her only listening to Christian music. Just the other day I was given 20 questions as to why I would not import secular music to someone’s Ipod upon request. I explained to him that I will be glad to do Gospel music. I finally had to share that I haven’t listened to secular music since Nov. 16, 2013. His facial expression was hard to understand. But, in the end he asked me to please import the Gospel music for him. Not posting this for congratulations or to be placed on a pedestal. But just want yall to know that the devil will use anyway to get an inch of your life. Be careful what you feed to your spirit. Again, most importantly censor what you let your children listen to. Entertainment will steal your children away. Adults should know better and do better. But to each their own but what about the children. Save our youth, it starts with little things like music, videos, television shows, movies…everything is not appropriate for your children.

  • Pastor CII
    August 9, 2014

    It’s not a shocker to see the comments to this post. To God be the glory for turning something that could have been bad for you into a great thing for others to read.

    It’s funny how the first thing people that are not believers in Jesus or are angry about believers in Jesus Christ say “who gave you the right to judge” as they are judging your post in the same sentence.

    **Note to all bloggers: If you are commenting on a blog, 9 times out of 10 you are judging. Just FYI

    Next up for the anti posters, just as you say you could have been at home praying, reading scriptures or at church. The same can be said about you. You could have been reading something other than a blog you feel is unecesary but because you couldn’t control yourself you dove in and ate this blog up. Hmm

    The bible speaks of judgement in a sense that we can’t send anybody to hell by our judgement. But we will know a tree by its fruit.

    Where will Jay Z and Beyoncé spend eternity? I don’t know, but I am praying for them and their audience and followers!

    And why you ask are Christians always worried about other people? Because God was selfless enough to send His Son Jesus Christ to save other people from their wretched lives and offer them life everlasting. He cared about our lives so we imitate HIM and care about others.

    So we care about you and want the best life God has created for you. That’s why we want you to know Gods truth and not the truth of the world. Because one breeds chaos and the other brings peace, inner peace, a peace that passes all understanding!

    Pastor CII
    For personal questions or attacks
    you can find me at theway1825@yahoo.com

  • Sharissa D
    August 9, 2014

    I’m sorry you didn’t enjoy your concert. But your number one is actually a Tupac song. Jayz & Beyonce just remade it. Tupac was actually talking about a gun in his version & not a woman.

    2. I honestly used to look at all that stuff like you do BUT I look at all that illuminati and stuff different now.

    They constantly try to get you to look down on and cast judgement on black people. They are always trying to throw the devil on any black person in the industry that is excelling.

    Honestly there is WAYYYYY more going on in the world than if Beyonce and Jayz aren’t good Christians.

    We have famine, war, disease, etc. if people put as much focus into those things as they do if celebrities are devil worshippers or not. The world could be a better place.

    • Blesed1
      August 10, 2014

      Not hardly, music is just one of the ways the enemy uses to draw people into doing and thinking his way. The devil comes as a wolf in sheep clothing (meaning things that look innocent aren’t). But yes there are more things that Christians can focus on and they do. This was just one of them that to this young lady was equally as important. My people perish for the lack of knowledge Hosea 4:6

    • Jane Lane
      August 10, 2014

      That is an interesting point you make in your last sentence and I agree with that wholeheartedly. Things like money, gold, favourites, retweets, etc only have the value we place in it. If we shift our focus to something that will benefit our characters individually and our earth as a who knows what could happen.

  • Kina
    August 9, 2014

    Thank you for your post. I pray that God continues to lead and guide you in your walk. I pray that neither the harsh words or hands of the enemy come upon you. I pray for the ones who have read this post that it may open up their eyes to the evils of this world and that they too may turn away from Satan and his deceitful ways but turn to God with such a zeal that they will become mighty warriors in God’s army. In Jesus’ holy name.

    Unfortunately, people will perish for their lack of knowledge:

    My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children. As they were increased, so they sinned against me: therefore will I change their glory into shame. (‭Hosea‬ ‭4‬:‭6-7‬ KJV)

    However regardless of how you ended up going to the concert, God allowed you protection, knowledge and counsel. You may not have wanted to go, as Jonah did not want to go to the city of Nineveh because the were “sinners”. But like Jonah, God used you to take His word and spread it to the masses:

    Then the LORD spoke to Jonah a second time: “Get up and go to the great city of Nineveh, and deliver the message I have given you.” This time Jonah obeyed the LORD’s command and went to Nineveh, a city so large that it took three days to see it all. On the day Jonah entered the city, he shouted to the crowds: “Forty days from now Nineveh will be destroyed!” The people of Nineveh believed God’s message, and from the greatest to the least, they declared a fast and put on burlap to show their sorrow. When the king of Nineveh heard what Jonah was saying, he stepped down from his throne and took off his royal robes. He dressed himself in burlap and sat on a heap of ashes. Then the king and his nobles sent this decree throughout the city: “No one, not even the animals from your herds and flocks, may eat or drink anything at all. People and animals alike must wear garments of mourning, and everyone must pray earnestly to God. They must turn from their evil ways and stop all their violence. Who can tell? Perhaps even yet God will change his mind and hold back his fierce anger from destroying us.” When God saw what they had done and how they had put a stop to their evil ways, he changed his mind and did not carry out the destruction he had threatened. (‭Jonah‬ ‭3‬:‭1-10‬ NLT)

    Be blessed❤️❤️❤️❤️

  • acelovehenderson
    August 9, 2014

    Thanks for sharing. I took this as a commentary more than a judgment article. No matter everyone will have an opinion. So here’s mine. I never really cared for Beyonce’s lyrics or singing ability. So I’m biased to start. But she is a great entertainer JayZ too. man a 2for1 free deal -their music is hot! I was always curious to go to their show because face it she is the top artist of this time. but i know my spirit would have been heavy too..because I’d be too sensitive to the same things youve faced. I know jayz curses and bey is raunchy..it sells! In the past i had to learn my limits. I had to walk out of Ron Isleys concert (loved him when younger) cause it got rough, as with certain movies like wolf of wall st! Tho it was nominated. There are places I just can’t do anymore cause I’m not who I used to be. So now i seek commentaries from others like yours. It was great to win tix huh? I feel that. my advice next time is listen to the promptings of your spirit. Don’t go or don’t stay. People can advise you but the ultimate is the Word. Cause Free as you see can still cost you!

  • shabazz
    August 9, 2014

    you’re extremely ignorant and before you recite the words from a book written by the same man that enslaved our beautiful people you should know your history.

    • Really Disappointed Black Man
      August 9, 2014

      Let me first just say this for the record. What you are saying is completely bogus. The fact that these preachers and “followers” of Christ use this as a tool to judge and condemn others off something they have no idea about. All of you claim to be Christians yet don’t even understand your own book. A few points for you all since you like to use the bible like a bag of trail mix a pick what you like. In Psalm 82:5 he allegedly tells your all that you are gods. And allegedly Jesus gave you a reminder in John 10:34. I just get so disappointed when black people try to condemn other blacks by using the same book that enslaved our ancestors. As a former Christian all my life I’m so glad that I sought knowledge of self because while y’all condemn others Christianity itself is an occult. You can’t find the word Christianity ANYWHERE in bible so how is it in fact that what you say is inerrant?! There is a million other things I could say to completely shake up your whole little religious world. And stop saying she is spiritual. If you understood definition of spiritual you wouldn’t dare tie it to religion. People love to use “God” to say what they really want to say or “devilish” when they don’t agree. Its a shame that most of you don’t know that God and the devil are the same person: YOU. Condemning people to a place nobody has seen or have any proof. Heaven and hell are a state of mind not an actual place.

      • Jane Lane
        August 10, 2014

        Not everyone does that. I, for one, do not. There are actions I refuse to take and like life choices such as vegetarianism, I will explain to you why I think this way is best but I will not shove kale down your throat if you refuse to give up meat.

        What I am slow to forgive (which I am currently working on) is the act of generalizing and stereotyping. How many have died from this simple act? You want to stop condemning blacks? Why don’t you start with you. Stop condemning your brethren using the same act of generalization that got generations of Europeans believing and treating us like animals.

      • Rhonda
        August 10, 2014

        LOL … Say what??

  • Debra A. Reed
    August 9, 2014

    Young people you must be careful of the little foxes, the compromise. I question the moral values of a pastor that would give advise that would cause you to make the decision to attend. I don’t care who it is, if the advice doesn’t align itself with the principals that our life guide ( bible) lays out for us, it is not right for those who claim to follow Jesus. There are many believers, including Satan, not that many followers of Christ.

  • Lamar
    August 9, 2014

    Yeah that concert was for the glorification of satan….. we are in the last days….

  • E =MC2
    August 9, 2014

    Perhaps God was sending you into the Highways and By Ways. After all Jesus did hang out with the pimps and prostitutes to show them the light. Sometimes God may send you into the most unlikely places to help someone.

    Remember when the clubs would play Bebe and Cece’s , & Kirk Franklin songs. Many Christians thought that it was blasphemous…..However…..A Backslider may have been in the club, or someone who may have lost their way or lost their faith and they heard the Word of God in that song and started remembering what they have with Jesus.

    Some people are not just going to automatically jump and run into church to get Restored.

    Consider that….

  • abby
    August 9, 2014

    Wow. Sitting here reading through these comments left by people and just thinking.. how incredibly sad these comments must make Jesus.. because he’s watching his church rip one another apart.

  • Rev. Harriet Bradley
    August 9, 2014

    I ran across this on Facebook. My first thought was why were you chosen to attend this concert? Let me give you my perspective. Even though we have only been saved for a short time, you still have the light of Jesus Christ living in you. From your comments, I can tell that you have been studying your Bible and have begun to realize what you have in Jesus Christ. You centered on what JZ and Beyonce were doing. I believe the Lord sent you there to be a light to someone sitting around you. They came here to Atlanta. One lady won tickets also. She is also a Christian. I shared with her that the Lord was sending her there to witness to someone about Jesus Christ. When there is darkness, the only way darkness is going to go away, is for the light to be turned on. I praise the Lord that He trusted you to attend the concert. Not for entertainment but to share the light of Jesus Christ. I would venture to say that your light was shining even though you didn’t say a word. As Christians we have to remember that the Lord will send us places to be a witness for Him!!!

  • Alicia
    August 9, 2014

    I love how people choose to follow scripture verbatim, but pick and choose which scriptures to live by. If your going to stand on your soapbox and play judge, please make sure your life is order. There are far more important issues in this world than your feelings about a B and Jay concert. That is all.

  • Tosha
    August 9, 2014

    I used to be a HUGE Beyoncé fan. I was convicted in my Spirit about my fandom for her 2 years ago. With that being said, once I decided that Christ was first for me, there was no looking back. Disobedience was not an option. You say you publicly denounced them? How do you know God wasn’t allowing you to win these tickets as a test…to see if you would truly deny your flesh and forego this concert–even if the show was FREE?

    That’s why you had to speak with your parents and Pastor. Cause the Holy Spirit was already dealing with you, but if some human leaders you trust would tell you it was “safe” to attend, then your goal was to be “in there like swimwear”! Thus, ignoring the warning from the Holy Spirit.

    You knew the right thing to do was to sell or decline the tickets and not attend that show! But your flesh was weak and that’s OK.

    What’s not OK is sitting through a 42 song set list at a concert of artists you claim to have previously publicly denounced, writing a blog post accepting no responsibility and accountability for your hypocrisy, but rather pretending you live for God by wasting precious time you could’ve spent worshipping God and instead, “taking notes” on all the dishonorable things these artists are doing towards God. Girl Bye! Who are you trying to convince of your “pure motives”–God and the blogosphere or yourself?

    If you were that convicted and uncomfortable, you would’ve left–really you wouldn’t have attended, but I digress! I know I’m not going to stick around a person or environment that I feel is blatantly disrespecting my earthly parents or family, so I’m CERTAINLY not going do so with people who are disrespecting God.

    How did God get the glory from this blog post?

    • Ms.KJ
      August 9, 2014

      Good point. GREAT question!

    • Sharmayn
      August 9, 2014

      I’ve just come to your BlogSpot from a link on Facebook. This is a fantastic post. I believe you were Holy Spirit led and directed to attend this concert and to be able to make this report. God gets GREAT glory from your obedience and willingness to warn those who “have ears to hear” of this demonic duo. Please ignore the naysayers and those who would try to condemn you. The Lord God always has a “watchman on the wall.” You did not go there as a fan to be entertained, you were sent there on a God assigned mission. Keep following hard after Him, listening for His still small voice and saying what He tells you to say. And remember 2 Timothy 3:12! Be aware but not afraid, God’s got you!

    • Ren
      August 10, 2014

      Be careful about criticising another Christian‘s testimony, and especially of deciding if what they did was by the leading of the Spirit or not. She said she prayed and spoke with her Pastor.
      Consider, perhaps, that God wanted her to go to set straight any inner conflicts she may have had; or so she could bring a live witness to other growing Christians; or for both reasons, or more.

    • Clinton
      September 5, 2014

      I wholeheartedly agree with you. You made salient points as I had the same thoughts. Now I myself am not particularly religious or anything but I couldnt figure out why in the world would she attend a show that she was just “so convicted and conflicted” about. Like you said the smarter thing to do would have been to give or sell the tickets not keep them. And who seeks spiritual advisement about going to a concert really come on. Yes it is hypocrisy to say that you denounce these artists yet you attend their concert and then sit through the whole thing but your spirit is so bothered and disturbed by it. Then to top it off you go home and write a blog about it but you headline the blog like a gossip website would. Also why is there photos from the show…the convicted wouldnt dare look at such imagery.

  • Raquel
    August 9, 2014

    You shouldn’t have went then. It’s entertainment. Go “feed your spirit” something else. You knew what they were about before you went. Why didn’t you sell the tickets and donate them to a Christian charity? I am a Christian and I love Beyonce and Jay Z but I love The Lord more. There is a difference between entertainment and real life.

    • MightyMightMy
      August 10, 2014

      Thank You, Raquel. For your comment . I feel as though she went to the concert already not wanting to go while feeling conflicted she was able to pin point certain images and “messages. Overall, Great advice in saying sell the ticket and give to a Christian based charity.

      • Debbie
        August 10, 2014

        IMO, if God didn’t want her there then it would not be ok for her to have sold her tickets even if only to donate to a “Christian based Charity”. If it was a sin to be there then God wouldn’t want her to help someone else to sin by going. For whatever reason, she went and it’s done. She is helping confirm the conviction for their music. Don’t send her to hell for going to the concert because you just might get the chance to wave at her in passing. SMH

  • andrea
    August 9, 2014

    What is God to a nonbeliever? nothing I don’t care for jayz or bey I don’t know what the hype is about them but I don’t judge them or anyone that likes them. They can believe or not believe in God, they can use what ever symbols they feel they need to empower themselves, I really don’t care. This was an interesting, well written article, and I will def share this.

  • Talisa G.
    August 9, 2014

    The boldness the “entertaiment” industry is operating with now is disgusting. They don’t even care to hide things “subliminally” anymore. It’s always good when a new pair of eyes become open to these things, aware & able to discern. Too many of us want to hold on to being “cool” in this world that we don’t belong to anyway, that we turn a blind eye to these things when it’s in PLAIN sight. I haven’t listened to secular music in 2, going on 3 years, and I have absolutely no interest in it. I lost interest even before I knew Jesus. Now I see why.. If anyone (who believes) sees nothing wrong with this, that’s totally sad. Beyoncé is NOT the Beyoncé she was 10 years ago nor will she ever “B” that way again. Too many of us excuse these things because we “enjoy” someone’s “gift”. I know for sure God didn’t give Beyoncé talent to dishonor Him. #prayforBeyonce #Jaytoo #wakeuppeople

  • Naomi
    August 9, 2014

    YOU were definitely predestined to go to this low-life concert. Sometimes our spirits automatically resist worldly & negative things bcus we are trained to be Christlike, but us (in our carnal minds) don’t see how God may have a purpose in it. Thank you for revealing to the world all of satans manipulations & evil schemes. It takes only a strong Christian to discern evil & not fall into its trap, but instead use them evil tickets to win more souls thru Christ! God bless you sister thru all the persecution you are receiving from these neg. comments. Just know that you did the right thing & Jesus be glorified by it! It ain’t to please people but that our Lord & Savior (who sits on the throne of judgement) be pleased.

    • Elizabeth Resendiz
      August 9, 2014

      Amen and well said Naomi!! I was not aware of all of this so I thank you Britt for taking the time to blog on the concert and inform all of us. The persecution from other readers saddens me as well but we know this is the world we live in. I applaud/commend you for being BOLD in your conviction, you did the right thing my Sister in Chris!

  • The Minister
    August 9, 2014

    Thank you for posting this! For all of you who think this is being judgmental and hypocritical, you are doing the same thing you are claiming she is doing. You are judging her, condemning her, and questioning her integrity as if she is on trial (which is connected to judgement).
    This blog is about facts, not opinions and it is clear that there is a hidden agenda. This is helpful for people like me who have not been to this concert and it gives great insight into the messages that are being sent in these concerts.
    Regardless of what we think, we are in a SPIRITUAL battle and that means there are spiritual things that are going on right under our noses. We have many people under this “spell,” because a lot of us have been lulled to sleep by “good music” and a catchy hook. We have been hoodwinked and led astray and don’t even know it l. We have become slaves and don’t realize we have shackles around our neck. We have mistaken gold chains (golden shackles) for a sign of success. Many prophets in old would always critic culture and the culture to free those in bondage. We live in a culture where people are blinded by the enemy and they NEED to hear the call out of darkness and slavery. We need to wake up people!!!! So I thank you for giving the wake up call!

  • Roogsy
    August 9, 2014

    It is never an easy thing to walk the line of a Christian in this world, so I don’t blame you for going to a concert hoping to be entertained. Surely you didn’t know all of the satanic occurrences that would be taking place. So those who are criticizing you are acting out of a “cult of personality” where their love of their beloved entertainer not to mention their own guilty consciences are causing them to lash out.

    However, the reality is you have come to realize what few others have. The world of entertainment is a tool of Satan. I am a huge music lover and I fear that my ipod is full of music that come judgement day I will have to cast away. And yes, I realize I should probably throw it away now, but that’s the snare isnt it? It’s difficult to throw away your favourite song even if you know you probably should, just like it’s difficult to say no to go see an incredible talent like Beyonce even though it is glaringly apparent she has sold herself to the Devil to become a huge celebrity.

    That’s the world we live in. We are all flawed and fall very short of God’s expectations. But God still demands that we try to do our best to live by his standards. When we fail, he will forgive, but if we don’t try, there is no forgiveness. So to those who will excuse this as “just entertainment” and should not be judged, you risk falling on the wrong side of judgement. Perfection is not required, but lack of effort is not accepted either.

  • Sandra
    August 9, 2014

    I am so proud of you for postting this thank u!

  • mrs. williams
    August 9, 2014

    Loved it. Very observant and not judgemental. Now the judge I do see is coming from the comments.. Said how ppl will give you grief about judging when they are doing the same to you. Just because as a Christian I point out sin or evil doing doesn’t mean I judging.

  • Dree dree
    August 9, 2014

    I’m very sad to hear that you do not go to church because of someone else because the truth of the matter is that your salvation is based off your personal relationship with Jesus. Why would you want to pay the ultimate sacrifice of your eternal destiny based off of someone else? It’s like saying “firemen are hypocrites so I’m staying in my burning house”

  • Dree dree
    August 9, 2014

    Christians are judges. The Bible is the final authority on matters of truth (1 Corinthians 6:3) and we are to use it as a marker to judge what is right vs what is wrong based on what God has said and the principles He had set forth.

  • Gloria Dixon
    August 9, 2014

    She don’t know God or Jesus if she did she would know he is the only judge.It kill me with all these so call Christians .Do you they ain’t coming to your house trying found your fault and with your post you got plenty . Get a life you should have been home reading your Bible .They might make it to heaven before you.