Dear Gospel artist, please answer the question directly

The last couple the weeks I’ve seen two Gospel artists being interviewed separately on two different TV broadcasts. I know that is nothing new, Gospel artists get interviewed all of the time.

During theses interviews, each artist was asked a direct question. Artist #1 was asked about his stance on homosexuality. He initially gave a very ambiguous response. To the interviewer’s credit, he didn’t let the artist off the hook. He asked the question again. Once again, Artist #1 failed to give a direct answer.

During a separate interview with a different interviewer, Artist #2 was asked, “What does worship mean to you?” Artist #2 responded by saying, “First, let me tell you about praise.” He then proceeded to talk about praise and tried to get the crowd all excited. He never answered the initial question.

I don’t expect any artist or aspiring artist to be biblical scholars and know the bible inside and out. I do expect them to be knowledgeable and have informed opinions in a couple of key areas. The topics of worship and homosexuality are some of those key areas.

For the record, I don’t really know where either of these artists stands on these topics. I pray that they are knowledgeable in these areas. In my experience, when people fail to give direct answers to direct questions it means that they are either ignorant about the subject or they have something to hide.

When a person steps out into public ministry, he or she is a representative of Christ. It is important that we represent Him in the best way. Ambiguous and indirect answers have a tendency to insult the intelligence of the listening audience.

What do you think? Do you think that something is wrong when an artist or minister fails to give a direct answer to a direct question?

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  • http://www.holyevents.com Holy Events

    I agree totally. I think people don't answer questions because they have something to hide. I think a lot of people see through that, and they yearn for people to just have a stance on something.

    George W. Bush wasn't popular, but at least you knew where he stood. Many may not like it, but at least he did make a firm decision and stick by it.

    I fear this may be par for the course, because people are so afraid of offending people. Imagine if Jesus did that when he walked the Earth. We would become his God instead of the other way around. I don't think we would have liked the ending to that particular story!

  • http://www.holyevents.com Holy Events

    I agree totally. I think people don't answer questions because they have something to hide. I think a lot of people see through that, and they yearn for people to just have a stance on something.

    George W. Bush wasn't popular, but at least you knew where he stood. Many may not like it, but at least he did make a firm decision and stick by it.

    I fear this may be par for the course, because people are so afraid of offending people. Imagine if Jesus did that when he walked the Earth. We would become his God instead of the other way around. I don't think we would have liked the ending to that particular story!

  • Spirit_truthdeliverancemin

    Well Praise the Lord I know exactly what you are saying about not answering direct questions and I think that it exposes the motives of the one avoiding asnwering direct questions. I am truly sick to my stomach and i know the Lord is also sick of this kind of stuff with those that confess Christianity and don't even stand on what the word of God says, it is simple as well as cut and dry. Being politically correct is not the way to go when it comes to what the word of God says. WILL THE REAL CHURCH PLEASE STAND UP ?

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