Preacher rebukes Kirk Franklin for not representing Christ at BET awards
A preacher, who identifies himself as Ty from a ministry called Untamed Truth, has accused Gospel singer Kirk Franklin of having blood on his hands because he did not represent Jesus Christ properly at the BET Awards.
He said Kirk Franklin used his performance time to sing what he called “lullabies” to the world instead of pointing them to repentance.
“You’ve got a lot of blood on your hands, sir!” The preacher said in the 4-minute long clip of the rebuke which Kirk Franklin shared on Instagram late Monday. He also accused Kirk Franklin of selling his soul to the devil.
“You didn’t stand up at the BET Awards and say ‘hey guys, Jesus is coming back soon and the Bible says in the book of Revelation that the blood will be up to the horse’s bridle because of the blood of the sinners and no one’s warning people. The Bible says your prophets were false because they did not warn you of the sin that leads you to calamity.”
Franklin asked, “You didn’t believe that I said Jesus is Lord at the BET awards?”
In his performance of his song called “Love Theory” with singers Erica Campbell, Kelly Price and Jonathan McReynolds, Franklin shared a brief message about his faith when he declared “brothers and sisters, if you believe that Jesus is the light of the world, get up on your feet right now.”
The street preacher argued that he believes Franklin was just playing lip-service to the Gospel.
“That’s not enough sir. The Bible says, ‘If I say to the wicked, you shall surely die and you don’t warn them, their blood is on your hands.’ You got a lot of people at the BET Awards, you’ve got a lot of blood on your hands, sir! You’ve got a lot of blood on your hands. That’s what I’m here to tell you.” he said.
Franklin argued that he only had “three minutes” but the preacher insisted he would have done a lot more with the Gospel in that time.
He further said that Kirk Franklin’s “nice little Michael Jackson moves… will send people to Hell.”
“My dances moves will send people to Hell?” Franklin asked.
“Not your dance moves but because you’re not doing the right thing with your lips. You honor God with your lips but your heart is far from Him, sir. If you love Jesus you would hate what is evil,” the preacher said, quoting more Scripture.
Kirk Franklin offered that the preacher and himself should sit down and “break bread” discussing the scripture. He agreed to Franklin’s offer but refused to shake his hand, quoting 2 John, insisting that they did not “preach the same Gospel.”
In the follow-up conversation, Ty defended his position using Scripture while Franklin told him that he “humbly” disagrees with how he should have used his time at the BET Awards.”
Reacting to the post, Relentless Church Pastor John Gray criticized the preacher’s approach as not Christ-like.
“The law. Shame. Judgement. Preachers who attack believers before conversing with them. They all are calling cards of religious system designed to shame a person into submission to other people’s version of god. The Living God manifested Himself through Christ Jesus who dealt with His disciples who wanted to judge and kill,” Gray wrote on the Instagram below Franklin’s post.
Hart Ramsey, senior pastor and founder of Northview Christian Church in Alabama, suggested that he would have “cussed” at the preacher for his rebuke.
“Dude, you’re good. I think I woulda cussed him. HIS HYPOCRISY STINKETH!!!! He’s stuck in Moses and the Prophets & has NEVER heard of or met JESUS! The LORD sent us to preach reconciliation. He should be preaching mercy but he’s consumed with judgment. #Pharisee,” Ramsey wrote.
Nigerian singer Banky W said: “If Jesus walked the face of the earth in human flesh today, some “Christians” would still persecute Him. We’re called to Love. Yet all I see from this guy is self-righteousness and judgement. He thinks he’s preaching Jesus, but he is much more like the Judgemental Pharisees that wanted Him crucified. God bless you for the way you handled this. I’m blown away.”
While several other celebrities such as Priscilla Shirer, Tasha Cobbs, Florocka, Wilson Joel, also showed support for Franklin, many members of the public suggested that it was singer H.E.R and YBN Cordae‘s poignant performance of “Lord Is Coming” that was the most spiritually awakening moment of the 2019 BET Awards show which was delivered in about six minutes.