Chief Executive Officer of Media Excel Production, Ernest Kwasi Enim has said gospel songs composed by secular artistes can be performed in churches.
Expressing his opinion on the topic; WHAT MAKES A SONG GOSPEL?, the gospel artiste manager told Nii Noi, host of Christian Entertainment Review show on GNTV, for songs from known secular artistes to be sang in the churches they should edify and glorify God.
“We can sing songs like Kwabena Kwabena’s ‘Bue Kwan’, King Promises’ CCTV, others in church if only they have the tendency to edify and glorify God. Sometimes we are a bit hypocritical and for me that is one part of Christianity I stand against. Are we trying to open doors for people to come to God or are we raising fence walls to allow people to go to hell.
“If a particular song has an agenda of proclaiming Christ or winning souls for Christ or saving someone from a suicide situations then why can’t we sing it in church.” Kwasi Ernest said
Many gospel music followers hold contrary view that inviting secular artistes or singing their christian songs in churches is in opposition to what the scripture says in 2 Corinthians 6:14 “Do not be yoked together with unbelievers. For what do righteousness and wickedness have in common? Or what fellowship can light have with darkness?”
Others believe that salvation is a personal thing, so there should be no ill-thoughts towards individuals who would rather use the publicity of these “secular artists” in a manner which edifies God and creates awareness. The use of secular artists increases the reach of these songs to audiences who wouldn’t normally listen to this sort of music.
Ernest has been a music producer and distributor with over a decade experience up his sleeves.