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Rapper “Game” Depicts Our Father as a Gangster

This story makes me so sad. Rapper Jayceon “Game” Taylor has a new album coming out before the end of the year. And the cover is an image of our Lord Jesus Christ depicted as a gangster.


I’m calling [my new album] ‘Jesus Piece’ ’cause last year in August I got baptized and so I’ve been going to church, but I still been kinda doing me out here. I still love the strip club and I still smoke and drink. I’m faithful to my family, so I wanted to make an album where you could love God and be of God, but still get it poppin’ in your life (Jayceon “Game” Taylor, Jenny Boom Boom, Radio).

While we all should feel joy that Taylor was baptized and wants to be a Christian, I can’t help but be disappointed that he feels he doesn’t have to give up his vices to follow Christ.

And it’s not that he’s having a difficult time giving up those vices. It’s that he doesn’t intend on giving them up. Rather than changing himself to fit Christ’s standards, he’s trying to fit Christ into his world. In other words, he’s trying to make Christ worldly, instead of removing himself from all that is worldly. And this mentality is clearly reflected in his image of Christ as a gangster.

Taylor is not holding Christ up in reverence, as he should. He’s pulling Christ down to his level, as if to say, “I will listen to your Word, but You need to live in my life if we’re going to make this relationship work.” But there’s no compromise when following Christ. You either do or you don’t.

I find Taylor’s attitude arrogant and damaging. He doesn’t seem to understand who Christ is. Although he was baptized, he never fully accepted Christ into his heart. He hasn’t accepted Christ as his Lord and Savior. How do I know? Because if he had, he’d never have disrespected Christ in such a sinful way. It just wouldn’t have felt right to him.

You want to believe in God, but you don’t want to be criticized and ridiculed by people who think that they’re better than you. I don’t want to feel like I can’t love God or appreciate Jesus and have to put down that blunt. I want to smoke, maybe shower up, then go to church. Get the word, walk out of church, maybe smoke again, maybe hit up a strip club or two and do me, but I don’t want to be ridiculed (Jayceon “Game” Taylor, Rap-Up TV).

Now, I’m sure I’m going to get some heat for this post–I’ll be accused of being judgmental, but it couldn’t be further from the truth. You know how you have to defend a friend, or a sibling, or a parent when someone else disrespects them? Well, God is my Father, and I don’t take it lightly when He’s disrespected.

While I’m glad that Taylor found God, I pray he learns who He is and what He has done for each and every one of us. I also pray that he comes to understand that God has expectations of us, and when we choose to follow Him, we don’t make the rules on how to do that. When we choose to follow God, we do so under His conditions.

God gave up His son. Christ gave up His life. But Taylor can’t give up smoking pot and strip clubs?

Baptism is great, but it’s only the first step. And listening to the Word means nothing if you don’t take it with you, live it and share it.

If you love me, you will keep my commandments (John 14:15).

PI ladies, how do you feel about Taylor’s depiction of your Father? If you could sit down with him, what would you say?


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  1. HeartsForGod

    Posted by HeartsForGod on April 1, 2017 at 16:29

    This is making me sad because, The Lord Jesus is everything but imperfection, a gangster, who shoots and murders, and sins intentionally.

  2. Marissarulz

    Posted by Marissarulz on November 19, 2012 at 14:22

    Looks like someone’s been choked by thorns.

  3. Project Inspired

    Posted by PYM-Siopao on November 11, 2012 at 08:18

    This made me sad also. TT__TT And I totally agree in everything you said. I may not be a perfect person but still I press on to follow God’s command. If we love the LORD, we give all to HIM, no reservations, no exceptions. This is sad because a lot of people might think that this is okay, and they would do the same thing, specially the youth. Sigh, Let God’s will be done!!

  4. Aria23146

    Posted by Aria23146 on November 10, 2012 at 16:31

    This is so sad. I completely agree with you!! I couldn’t have written a better article. Thank you for spreading truth!

  5. ruthie27064Him

    Posted by ruthie27064Him on November 9, 2012 at 22:08

    Ugh! That’s awful! If makes me offended, because he claims to be a Christian, and is not only disrespecting our Lord Jesus, but the Christian name, and all we stand for!

    The Bible says, specifically, that those who suffer for the sake of righteousness, for Jesus’ sake, will be blessed! God calls for total surrender, and that means not falling back into the sin of this world.

    Oh, let us join together and pray for this man, that he would be radically changed by God.

  6. Project Inspired

    Posted by amazinchiik on November 9, 2012 at 13:20

    Ok! Woooooow! I’m really shocked about that lol. I mean why would you want to spread the message that you can be a Christian and still do those things?? Lol why even get baptized if you don’t plan on changing anything about you?? Lol I think he missed the point completely God will set him straight because he corrects his children. Hopefully he’ll be able to handle it.

  7. Project Inspired

    Posted by Sweetchild on November 9, 2012 at 04:36

    I agree with everyone here… this is really sad. You can’t live for Christ and the World at the same time. I hope that he will realize that what he is saying is false. This might influence other naive people who listen to his music that it is okay to worship God and keep a sinful lifestyle. The picture is just plain wrong and disrespectful. Jesus is not a gangsta.
    I am going to pray for him.

  8. Emmy534

    Posted by Emmy534 on November 8, 2012 at 18:24

    I think the way he depicted Christ is disgusting. And very unacceptable. And his attitude towards Christianity to me is completely wrong. I agree that he should give up the wordly things and truly follow Christ if he is going to proclaim Christ’s name.

  9. olburrows

    Posted by olburrows on November 6, 2012 at 13:42

    Thank you for writing this article! You shed some light on a whole lot of darkness! I pray he may change his ways and follow Christ head-on.

  10. Godismytruelovexx

    Posted by Godismytruelovexx on November 6, 2012 at 10:42

    I find this really sad, because he doesn’t understand what it truly means to love God and be a Christian. I pray that one day he realizes that going to strip clubs, smoking, and drinking in no way whatsoever honor God, and that his album cover completely disrespects Him. I also hope he realizes that you can still be a rapper, and be christian. Just look at how successful christian rappers like Lecrae, Trip Lee and Flame have become!

  11. maria.ps.25.11

    Posted by maria.ps.25.11 on November 6, 2012 at 06:02

    That’s really sad. I feel sorry for him because he’s still blind, he can’t see the great glory of God and Jesus and the emptyness of the world…I thinks he’s pretty scared about what people will think about him…We must pray God to show the true light to this lost sheep and to take him out of darkness. hlalvjesus, I prayed for you, you will find Him, just open your eyes and pray to Him, He is fainthful! 😉

  12. Paris

    Posted by Paris on November 6, 2012 at 01:01

    Anyone can find God,and he just began his journey last year. God will show him the way to go.

  13. hlaluvzjesus

    Posted by hlaluvzjesus on November 5, 2012 at 17:33

    Then he has not found God. He just likes to think he has. That’s a false conversion. His own emotions may have been the case. I am still trying to find God myself and could use some prayers which I greatly appreciate. That’s why I can’t call myself a Christian. But God has more respect for someone that is cold than luke-warm. god would rather have someone say they don’t believe in him than have someone be a hypocrite and yet do drugs and sex. But I am NOT to judge.

    • Project Inspired

      Posted by lordslady108 on November 12, 2012 at 17:02

      I will definately be praying for you. Just remember that all God wants is your desire to honor Him along with your belief in his existence and holiness. I understand, though, how some of those things can be easier said than done!

  14. centrilove

    Posted by centrilove on November 5, 2012 at 15:52

    Some of these rappers are so pitiful…I don’t understand why people still try to defend secular rappers. I can see secular artist who are pretty much decent in our eyes, but it’s like all of these rappers are degrading themselves, degrading others, and take it to the extreme and degrade God.

  15. Emi

    Posted by Emi on November 5, 2012 at 15:22

    That’s scary, if that’s the way he thinks. You’re completely right. 🙂 If he fully accepted Christ, he’d know in his heart what’s wrong and what’s right. What he is doing, is NOT RIGHT! Totally disrespectful to our Heavenly Father! It worries me to know he thinks drinking, smoking, and then going to church is ok to do with your relationship with Christ. Thanks for another great article. 🙂

    • caramel_99

      Posted by caramel_99 on November 10, 2012 at 08:17

      I was thinking the same thing. It makes me wonder where he got this idea from, does it mean Christians are compromising their faith and “lying” to people?

  16. love4494

    Posted by love4494 on November 5, 2012 at 15:21

    I don’t think he’s found God yet because first of all 1. baptism doesn’t make you a Christian and 2, he’s not going to change his life in anyway and get rid of the things holding him down and then that album cover? Yeah….I think he’s another example of lady gaga which is really sad…