Ricky Smiley Says You Can Love God And Listen To Hip Hop

It has far been preached that if you love God and are saved you must come from among them and be saved. This has been challenged by many and...

It has far been preached that if you love God and are saved you must come from among them and be saved. This has been challenged by many and now Ricky Smiley is taking it to task. We would love to know what you think. In our research we see these scriptures applied.

2 Corinthians 6:17King James Version

17 Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you.

Romans 12:2 ESV / 226 helpful votes 

Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.

1 Corinthians 10:31 ESV / 186 helpful votes 

So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.

Philippians 4:8 ESV / 162 helpful votes 

Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.

1 Corinthians 6:12 ESV / 138 helpful votes 

“All things are lawful for me,” but not all things are helpful. “All things are lawful for me,” but I will not be enslaved by anything.

Romans 14:1-23 ESV / 128 helpful votes 

As for the one who is weak in faith, welcome him, but not to quarrel over opinions. One person believes he may eat anything, while the weak person eats only vegetables. Let not the one who eats despise the one who abstains, and let not the one who abstains pass judgment on the one who eats, for God has welcomed him. Who are you to pass judgment on the servant of another? It is before his own master that he stands or falls. And he will be upheld, for the Lord is able to make him stand. One person esteems one day as better than another, while another esteems all days alike. Each one should be fully convinced in his own mind. …

Ephesians 5:1-33 ESV / 98 helpful votes 

Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children. And walk in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God. But sexual immorality and all impurity or covetousness must not even be named among you, as is proper among saints. Let there be no filthiness nor foolish talk nor crude joking, which are out of place, but instead let there be thanksgiving. For you may be sure of this, that everyone who is sexually immoral or impure, or who is covetous (that is, an idolater), has no inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and God. …

Mark 4:24 ESV / 93 helpful votes 

And he said to them, “Pay attention to what you hear: with the measure you use, it will be measured to you, and still more will be added to you.

1 Samuel 15:23 ESV / 55 helpful votes 

For rebellion is as the sin of divination, and presumption is as iniquity and idolatry. Because you have rejected the word of the Lord, he has also rejected you from being king.”

Psalm 150:1-6 ESV / 51 helpful votes 

Praise the Lord! Praise God in his sanctuary; praise him in his mighty heavens! Praise him for his mighty deeds; praise him according to his excellent greatness! Praise him with trumpet sound; praise him with lute and harp! Praise him with tambourine and dance; praise him with strings and pipe! Praise him with sounding cymbals; praise him with loud clashing cymbals! …

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