Atonement Q and A

Weekly Rap-Up with Shai Linne

I have found it a rarity to find Christian rappers using their music as a means to communicate deep doctrinal truths. Shai Linne stands tall among those few that do. He has coined the phrase “Lyrical Theology” and before you question what that means, read these three verses from his new album where he gives … how should I put it … ah, yes … Biblical answers to Christian questions.

Who is God? God is the universe’s Creator
And Sustainer plus the only Savior, there is no one greater
He is triune, holy, omnipotent, omniscient, absolute
Loving, sovereign and righteous are a few of His attributes
How do we know this? Well, we know this from the Bible
Where God has revealed Himself – anything else is just an idol
What’s the Bible about? Man’s complete ruin in sin
And what God has done in Christ to bring us to Him again
What is sin? Sin is the breaking of God’s law
Plus our condition, which means from birth we all got flaws
What’s the result? The result is by nature we’re God’s enemies
And must pay the penalty unless God provides the remedy
What the remedy? The remedy is the cross of Christ
Where He suffered all the strikes for the lawless type
I’ve been rescued by the Lamb, I’m convinced that He’s risen
And blessed is the man whose sins are forgiven!

Regeneration? The Holy Spirit’s true work in His love
To the elect, who receive new birth from above
Expiation? Expiation means God’s removed my filthiness
The old testament type was the goat into the wilderness
Redemption? We’ve been freed from slavery to sin
And His very own blood is the price He paid, my friend
Propitiation? Propitiation means since the Lamb has died
His work is finished – God’s wrath is satisfied
Adoption? Adoption means God is now my Father
I got the hottest Poppa and by the Spirit holler Abba
Reconciliation? Reconciliation means there’s no more enmity
God is now a friend to me, we’re no longer enemies
Justification? God declares us righteous
Sanctification? We’re being made into His likeness
Glorification? That’s what happens at the finish
When God conforms believers perfectly to Christ’s image!

God’s grace is magnificent, He slayed His innocent
Son – through faith and repentance we get the benefits
What is faith? Faith is a gift from God- when we receive this
We trust and treasure the person and finished work of Jesus
Repentance? Repentance is turning from your sin
And trusting Christ as the Spirit cleanses you within
What is grace? Oh, grace is unmerited favor
Our inheritance major ‘cause we cherish the Savior.
Right, and if I may quote again, we were doomed with Satan
But believers get Jesus’ righteousness through imputation
Imputation? God takes Jesus’ righteousness amount
Through faith He credits it into the Christian’s account
Anything else? Well, I guess this overview must suffice
But none of this is possible apart from union with Christ
And finally, once you know the ways of the Lord than the
only thing that you can say is Soli Deo Gloria!

Atonement Q and A

Lyrics from Atonement Q and A by Shai Linne, a Lampmode Recordings artist.

Posted by Jacob Abshire on January 9th, 2009 - 3:03 am
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One Comment on “Atonement Q and A”

  • Elizabeth Carnes, May 6, 20093:12 am

    Awesome! This is proof of God’s work of regeneration in every man. Shai Linn brings his faith to life in a remarkably unique and contemporary forum. I usually am not a proponent of rap music, but this is truly exceptional stuff!