Wednesday, March 5, 2008

The Doctrine of the Trinity Explained In Rap

Okay, so I'm not a big fan of rap and I usually make fun of artists who don't capitalize their names, but shai linne has got some phenomenal work. I might have to buy his stuff! Check him out his music here and his blog here. (h/t Sovereign Grace blog)

"Were You There" is pretty good ( lyrics found here), although my favorite thus far is "Triune Praise,"(lyrics here) wherein linne weaves an awesome rap that explains the doctrine of the Trinity, including the work of the three Persons in the Trinity in the salvation of the elect. For example, here's how linne raps about irresistible grace (effectual calling) and the perseverance of the saints:

Praise God the Holy Spirit, 3rd person of the Trinity (Mat. 28:19)*
Distinct from Father and Son, yet share in Their divinity (Acts 5:3-4, 2 Cor. 3:17)
Holy Spirit we praise You, You don't like the spotlight
You'd rather point away from yourself and give props to Christ (John 15:26, John 16:13-14)
And yet because You're God, You deserve veneration (Mark 3:29)
And You're the One responsible for our regeneration (John 3:5-6)
You apply the finished work of Christ to all the elect (John 6:37, 1 Peter 1:1-2)
Your call is effectual- You haven't lost one yet (Romans 8:30, 2 Thess. 2:13-14)

*Scripture references added by linne and available on his MySpace page.

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