IF LOVING YOU IS WRONG, GOODBYE LOVER

Singer Billy Paul
Singer Billy Paul | Source

Adultery Avocated

Luther Ingram’s, If Loving You is Wrong I Don’t Want to be Right reached #1 on Billboard magazine’s R&B chart and #3 on the Pop Singles chart in 1972. This song was a direct blow which opposed Biblical principles taught by Sunday School Teachers and Preachers throughout the land. Billy Paul’s, blockbuster Me and Mrs. Jones also crested, making it sound cool to cheat on your wife or a wife to cheat on her husband. The Bible states that “God is Love” (I John 4:8). God will never advocate hurting others for self gratification. Al Green’s, Love and Happiness begins with “Love and Happiness, something that can make you do wrong, make you do right.” Al Green later mentions that "Love is . . ." as if he was the authority on Agape (this type of love is really lust, this is that which makes you want to do wrong). God’s love is unconditional and the kind of love that is concerned about the well being of all parties involved instead of just oneself as lust does.

A Stands for ADULTERY

Title page of 1878 edition of The Scarlet Letter  Early illustrated edition of The Scarlet Letter published in Boston by James R. Osgood and Company, formerly Ticknor, Fields, and Fields, Osgood, & Co.
Title page of 1878 edition of The Scarlet Letter Early illustrated edition of The Scarlet Letter published in Boston by James R. Osgood and Company, formerly Ticknor, Fields, and Fields, Osgood, & Co. | Source

The Rhythm and Blues Effect

In the last thirty years the divorce rate skyrocketed. Soothing melodious songs that people sung were actually enchantments and damaging confessions.

The Seed of Adultery

Pied Pipers throughout the music industry are helped by spiritual principalities to fill the air waves with thoughts and ideas that captivate people's emotions to rebel against the Word of God. Rhythm and Blues during the 70’s used music to promote adultery in their lyrics. Singers are not priests but are venerated as such with reverence and awe!

A line from Atlantic Starr's, Secret Lovers is such an example. This song saturated the airwaves in 1986. “Here we are the two of us together, taking this crazy chance to be all alone. We both know that we should not be together cause, if they found out, it could mess up both our happy homes”? It was a popular tune with a nice melody sung by a handsome young man and a beautiful young woman, but the message given planted a seed in millions of hearts validating the innocence of extra-marital affairs. A popular recording artist may touch millions with the rendering of song that can be emotionally captivating. However, the lack of responsibility of artists in promoting adulterous relationships has an immeasurable impact upon society.

Salt n Pepa boasted, "I'll Take Your Man" !

Salt n Pepa with Spinderella (left)Faithfulness in relationships became laughable as R&B evolved and had a child named Hip-Hop. Rap Recording Artists emerged in the eighties, while R&B faves like Secret Lovers by Atlantic Starr was playing on the rad
Salt n Pepa with Spinderella (left)Faithfulness in relationships became laughable as R&B evolved and had a child named Hip-Hop. Rap Recording Artists emerged in the eighties, while R&B faves like Secret Lovers by Atlantic Starr was playing on the rad

'real heads know this'

Hip Hop

From a combination of R&B and other influences, ultra hip-baby boomers and young gen x'ers took a step backward to further the music of Afro-Americans by forsaking formal band arrangements and expensive instruments and delivered straight forward lyrics called rapping. Rapping was accompanied by a basic but powerful beat that could be produced by literally anything. (i,e, from lunch room tables to your parents record player).

Hip-Hop had a mother whose name was Creativity and whose father was the Streets. Hip-Hop was legitimate because it's credibility was tangible and felt in everyday life. Hip-Hop did not receive permission to exist but was born anyway. Hip-Hop is the art of survival while looking good and being true to how you feel inside and feeling good about yourself. The more it was ridiculed the bigger it grew. Hip-Hop matured and spawned Rap Music, which now exists as a multibillion dollar industry. By this vehicle of Rap Music, Hip-Hop was influenced negatively by promoting a false Hip-Hop that created a means to intensify Satanic attacks upon the Black community. Hip-Hop belonged to the street, was gritty and realistic and was geared to educate young inner city youth. Rap Music favored Hip-Hop but had a different agenda (the bottom line). The bottom line created a get money by any means necessary (drug dealing) influence which directly opposed the help your brother and sister out entrepreneurial spirit, so prevalent in the formidable days of Hip-Hop culture in the late seventies.

GANGSTER RAP ORIGIN Soon popular rap artist were being played on the airwaves throughout the NYC (Tri-State area) like Eric B. and Rakim’s whose style exploded an indomitable effect of cool when classics like Paid in Full, became seminal anthems that inspired an army of future artists, many of whom furthered an agenda that laid the basis of The Purposeless Gangster Genre which is actually the antithesis of Hip-Hop. Real heads know this!

Swept away ...
Swept away ... | Source
... but, this woman shall be rescued.
... but, this woman shall be rescued. | Source

Carried Away!

Satan still is spitting out flood waters deliberately trying to destroy the Christ influence in the world.The enemy of your soul doesn’t adhere to things of God, but must remain subject to the boundaries set by the Word of God. God's Adversary, Satan, continues to struggle against good things with wholesome qualities.

John the Apostle writes: “And the serpent cast out of his mouth water as a flood after the woman, that he might cause her to be carried away of the flood” (Revelation 12:15). This is an allegory of John depicting Satan spewing out of his mouth a flood to try to devour the Woman, who represents the Church. However, the church knows “When the enemy shall come in like a flood, the Spirit of the Lord shall lift up a standard against him” (Isaiah 59: 19b). The Bible affirms that “And the earth helped the woman; and the earth opened her mouth, and swallowed up the flood which the dragon cast out of his mouth” (Rev. 12:16).

When it is all settled, those who keep God as a priority will overcome the foolishness that floods our airwaves until the airwaves are pierced with the sound of a trumpet “and the dead in Christ shall rise first: then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord” (I Thessalonians 4: 16c-17).

The Origin of Luciferan Doctrine & Man's Ascent to Glory
The Origin of Luciferan Doctrine & Man's Ascent to Glory | Source

Satan inspired Musicals

LUCIFER: GOD'S ANGELIC MUSICIAN "Thou sealest up the sum, full of wisdom, and perfect in beauty. (13) Thou hast been in Eden the garden of God; every precious stone was thy covering, the sardius, topaz, and the diamond, the beryl, the onyx, and the jasper, the sapphire, the emerald, and the carbuncle, and gold: the workmanship of thy tabrets and of thy pipes was prepared in thee in the day that thou wast created . (14) Thou art the anointed cherub that covereth ; and I have set thee so: thou wast upon the holy mountain of God; thou hast walked up and down in the midst of the stones of fire. (15) Thou wast perfect in thy ways from the day that thou wast created , till iniquity was found in thee. (16) By the multitude of thy merchandise they have filled the midst of thee with violence, and thou hast sinned : therefore I will cast thee as profane out of the mountain of God: and I will destroy thee, O coveringcherub, from the midst of the stones of fire. (17a) Thine heart was lifted up because of thy beauty, thou hast corrupted thy wisdom by reason of thy brightness" (KJV, HOLY BIBLE- EZEKIEL 28: 12B-17A).

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Tabret: a small hand drum or tambourine

© 2012 Reginald Boswell

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Cherry4 4 years ago from New York

Wow nice to be reading your hubs...a few years ago i wrote similar to this on fb because i heard a song from long ago while travelling and i actually listened to what this woman was saying it goes like this and it was popular..." i am a private dancer, a dancer for money, do what you want to me to, i am a private dancer, a dancer for money, any old music will do" and i came home spoke to my family about what she was singing...some things we sing into our lives not understanding the power of our tongue. when i tell people i only listen to certain gospel, they want to use insult and say i am acting as if i am so deep...but i am not acting as if i am deep in anything, this is serious and i want to see Jesus.


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LoveChanges 4 years ago

A whirlwind has not come my way, but I look out and see a small cloud the size of a hand coming up from the depths of the sea! (I was actually accepted February 9th to the World Race mission trip-- 11 months, 11 countries. And as of yesterday, after fasting and praying and receiving confirmation, I in turn accepted the mission and received $1000.00 from my first sponsor.) Soli Deo Gloria! For this purpose God has uprooted me from everything that could possibly hold me back to send me out into the nations preaching the Good News and unleashing the power of His kingdom here on earth as it is in heaven in the name of Jesus. Please pray for me.


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Reginald Boswell 4 years ago from Alabama Author

How did it work for you?


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LoveChanges 4 years ago

I'm walking by faith. Definitely going through some scratch'n'sniff biblical lessons from the book of Job right now,but I'm hanging on because I know chapter 42 is coming. Justification, sanctification unto glorification! I hear His footsteps.


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Reginald Boswell 4 years ago from Alabama Author

How are you Love ChangeS: I know right, its on the horizon.


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LoveChanges 4 years ago

Soon and very soon, we are going to see the King! Hallelujah.

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