April 15, 2013
Reformed rapper Shai Linne names 12 "false teachers" in new song.
What is the proper way to confront another person? It's a question every church leader will face at some time. Matthew 18:15-20 is the text most Christians look to for a godly process of confrontation, but it isn't the only example in Scripture. We see Moses confronting Pharaoh, the prophets confronting wicked kings, Jesus publicly rebuked the Pharisees, and Paul identifies false teachers by name.
Most agree that Matthew 18 applies to confronting a "brother" or sister--a fellow Christian with whom you are in relationship with. But what about confronting a Christian you do not personally know, or someone you suspect isn't a Christian at all? These questions and others are being raised by a new song released by Reformed rapper Shai Linne called "Fal$e Teacher$" in which he names 12 popular church leaders. The gist of his accusation is evident by the dollar signs in the title of the song.
Here's the song:
And here's Shai Linne explaining why he wrote the song and included the names: