Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Eminem's Religion

Singer Eminem says, "I definately pray a lot more than I used to. I don't feel like I'm crazy wacky religious. But I do believe in God, and I do pray." The rapper tells Vibe magazine he's stopped taking drugs for the last year after he nearly died from an methadone overdose.

86 comments:

erminem said...

listening to all his songs, you dare to claim himself a christian? shame! I think he is a SaTAN worshiper!!! My friend got posses by all the satanic charm releasing from his music..God is God of love..however, when you listen to Erminem music, its all full of voilence, hatred, killing, destroying, anger..these are not from GOD! Shame on him saying he is trying to kill bitches for God sake? standing for his religion point of view? please! When Jesus Christ came and die for our sins, it washes away all our past, present, and future sins, that we are able to come boldly before the throne of grace, to receive grace from God, to receive our blessing and inherintance from GOD! God love us so much, even when we are still a sinner, He sent His only begotten son Jesus Christ to die for our sins. Seeing my closest friend's losing himself, getting voilance and insant with Erminem's songs..i am telling you, if you love yourself, stop listening to his song!

-malloryy. said...

you're really dumb.

duckyswell2011 said...

God doesn't like that he slanders and cuts down people in his music but if eminem has grown closer to him and has a relationship with god who are you to say who gets to listen to him. God did give him the talents to become one of the most succesful rappers. So I'm lookin forward to getting to strap on my Jordan and play a little bball with em kanye in heaven. Kanye wrote that song Jesus walks but nobody starts controversy over his religion or his music. It's inappropropriate but at the gates of heaven god won't care of the worldy things because we will be in his prescene at the kingdom of heaven.

Fay said...

Eminem is no where around being a satan worshiper.You crazy he is oppisite.He is christian.You know my family is christian but we love him.You just need to stop saying stuff you are not sure about.I love him and always will.

Fay said...

And i love his songs.SOme people just dont get him..i do though and you should look at his background its pretty sad.

Greg said...

Geeze. i respect that your religious and so am i. But your a little to crazy about how evil the world is. The only satan worshippers i know of are led zepplin and some other band from the 70s. they were open about it. Eminem says he prays. He is spreading christianity to his listeners. His new song not afraid is about battleing our demonds which we all have to unless your miss perfect (hint). I feel more open about my faith after hearing this song. How dare you judge anouther human being before looking upon the sins you have commited. Maybe some of his songs have a little violence in them but those were his old songs. His new album is called recovery

Isaac said...

yo, erminem, what's up with you? he prays and believes in God. Jesus died so we would be given a clean slate. Eminem deserves one too. and your friend lost his mind cuz he misunderstood. typical imbecilic listener, misinterpreting the deep meanings. even watch the beginning of his "cleaning out my closet" music video. he's praying there. and he mentions God in "Never Enough"

Alex said...

Erminem, you are a pathetic ignoramus. In Eminem's songs about murder and violence he is simply portraying himself as another individual whose mind has been warped and disturbed by drug use and a f#@ked up events in one's life like being influenced by satan. But that is not his real identity or personality whatsoever. He is merely representing another person like an actor would, playing a different role but in music. He is unique in his ability to do this extremely well and in no way what he is actually like. He is a nice guy who had a drug problem but recovered hence his new album "Recovery" and deserves respect and in my opinion is easily one of the best Hip Hop artists of all time if not "the" best.

Joe said...

People say that eminem's know a Christian, with his new album "Recovery", praying, and recently giving up drugs. Does this make his a Christian? Sure. I do believe he is moving forward in his life & away from his dark past. But the thing is why would a Christian produce songs and lyrics with profanity?? Most people don't care about curse words, but any Christian who has a true desire for God, witch follows his commandments, rules, and his principles, will not CURSE. I'm praying for you Eminem :)

Michele said...

Who are we to judge someone's faith? Doesn't that make you a sinner just like him? Every one has things in the past they ask for forgiveness for, and from the sounds of his new album I can only believe God has been working in his heart.

Andriamihaja Solomanjaka said...

I agree with michele.Don't judge,just pray for him.

Remember JP said...

I personally believe you should not judge people for the past and only Jesus can change your heart, we as Christians can only accept people for who they are and disapprove of their actions but not by turning your back on them. Jesus said “if any of you have not sin cast the first stone”. Jesus reached out to the sinner with love not hate.
I pray that Gods church starts acting with a Christ like mind and reaching out to people instead of tearing them down when they mention his name. I pray too and I believe there is a God oh ya I am sinner.

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lkmrg said...

Who are we to judge? If he is a Christian we let the Holy Spirit work on him. Don't condemn him. Pray for him.

mcslost said...

tons of satan worshippers in this world i dont think hes a christian if he were he would rap about it i mean seriously listen to his music he raps about what he feels what he cares about if he had a relationship with God he couldnt help but rap about it. so idk who hes praying to but if it were my God the one that sent his son to die for me then im sure you would hear about it in his musi

manofgod said...

I am a hard core chirstian i go to church i go to church camps with my youth group i love God and try and live my life for him the best i can but nobody is ever perfect eminem makes a career on rapping because he has the talent to rap i bet some of the people hating on him couldnt even make him a clean rap off the top or your head if eminem says he pray hes probably praying for forgiveness of his sins thats he commited in his life and cussing is a bad habbit and it takes a while to stop you are expecting him to stop cussing because he prays hes not just going to "poof" magically stop cussing its a process thats takes a while in this song i didnt here as much cussing as ALOT of his other songs give him credit for something because if your hating on him then you very well could be putting down a man of GOd think about it

david said...

um erminem eminem is becoming a better person everyday and may end up becoming a christian, dont chritizise so much and just pray for him that he may become 1

Cliff Williams said...

Satan is the Prince and the Power of the Air. (Ephesians 2:2) Do you actually think that it was eminem's talent that brought him Stardom? I am not judging him, I am simply pointing out a fact.

Ryuuki™ said...

Honestly, from past to present, his music has a lot less profanity in it already... Give him a break; cussing ain't something extremely serious right? I mean, each to their own flaws.

By the way, the things he rap to are about life, unlike other rappers out there who only raps about sex, drugs and money...

DJ said...

Eminem say's he prays more and more to a magazine and everyone thinks he is representing God poorly. atleast he has God in his life that is what matters.
St. Mathew 7
1 Judge not, that ye be not judged.
2 For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again

Danzinho16 said...

Jesus said: "Love others, as you love yourself." (Galatians 5:14)
And also: "Don't judge, so that you won't be judged. For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.." (Matthew 7:1 and 2)
So, really, judging Eminem just cuz he says bad words, and stuff like that.
“Let any one of you who is without sin be the first to throw a stone at her.” (John 8:9)
Now, forgive him, because God will forgive YOU.
And stop judging people, if they're Christians, amem!
Now, let God do his work.
That's why people are choosing to leave God, and be Catholic, or no religion at all.
Please, stop that!

alex said...

erminem, listen to yourself. if YOU claim to be a christian, then look at your own flaws, and not those of another, nomatter how famous he is. jesus told the exact same thing to the men who would stone a woman for adultry, though they had all done the same or worse in the course of their life. so if you believe yourself a cristian, focus on your own flaws. Only the holy spirit can work on him now, and probably already has, since he states himself that he believes in god and that Jesus is God's son, which is all it takes to become a christian.

defactoatheist said...

wow, seriously too many damn religious freaks out there. open your eyes to reason and probability. following in the footsteps of parents and people that force belief down your throats without even taking a second to consider alternatives. don't live by the bible, a man-made manipulated book, live by morals, and reason.

Angie said...

Y'all really ain't bein' good Christians either by tellin' him off.
God is sucha God of love but I don't see y'all showin' love.
Yeah, you couldn't tell he's a Christian at first sight, and you probably had to look it up.
You calling him a satan worshiper definitely isn't helping.
Hate the sin, love the sinner.
All I'm seeing here is hate.
Calling someone a pathetic, lying, devil lover is not gonna make them want to become any more religious.
Are you saying he shouldn't pray? Shouldn't believe in God?
You're being ridiculous.
And anyone who is so influenced by music to act possessed or to actually harm someone from listening to music needs help. They already had something wrong. Music might make you feel happy, sad, angry, etc. but you can't blame Eminem for their problems. If it wouldn't have been Eminem, it would have been another rapper, another singer.
And yes, Jesus did die for our sins. Everyone's sins. Including Marshall Mathers.
So calm down, stop saying he's a satan worshiper and a terrible person. He doesn't need more haters to tell him to die and that he's a liar instead of compassionate Christian friend's pointing him in the right way. Geez.

Angie said...

Amen to all the others backin' up Eminem.
My last comment was based on what Erminem said.
Not hatin' on y'all.
(I jus re-read it, realizing it sounded a little pointed towards others that thought the same as me.)
But really Erminem, you're basically saying Eminem isn't good enough for God.
Think before you act.

Stefanie said...

Who is it for anyone to determine Eminem's faith. Yes, in the past years his lyrics have been unappropriate. However, he has admitted he used drugs for years. So of course his lyrics would have been off off the deep end.

Being a Christian is not about sticking your nose in the air, critisizing, and saying "How Dare You." Be a Christian is about admitting, that you are just a messed up person, trying to get it right with Christ.

If you take Jesus away from my life, it would reflect many of Eminems songs. I'm hoping, as he sobers, his songs will be more positive. Christ can infiltrate his heart, just like ours. Leave the judging to the Man Above.

Bobby said...

Christianity is not a religion. It is a relationship with jesus christ. You can't be a christian just cause u don't do drugs and u pray. U have to love Jesus and have a relationship with him. Because anyone can just pray, it doesn't mean that they mean it. But in this case eminem was messed up. But I think he is getting closer and closer to jesus Christ.

LoveInspired121 said...

Erminem, while I admit that his songs are not what scripture was really referring to, his intentions are good. No one in this world has the right to judge him. Each person has a different relationship with God and unless you really know his heart, you can't say that he doesn't have a relationship with Christ. It says in John 6:29 that there is only one work that God requires of us and that is to believe in the one he sent. It also says in John 8:7 that if you are without sin, you should cast the first stone. I am not a fan of the profanities in his songs and all of the violence, but I am standing up for him right now because he is trying to turn his life around and he is trying to get closer to God. He's still a baby in Christ and has a lot to learn. The world should be building him up and trying to help him. Not tear him down. God loves him the same as he loves you. We are all equal in his eyes.

BaileyJo said...

Erminem. Hi, I'm Bailey, I'm 19 years old and I claim to be a daughter of the living God, and have faith that Jesus Christ came to this earth to save me from my sin which would have lead to death but by dying on the cross, therefore I no longer fear death.
if someone were to state that they believed in Jesus and what He did for us then we are in no place to judge weather or not they are "good enough" to go to heaven. We are not saved by works, we are saved by the grace of God, literally. In a loving manner, I'd like to ask you to be careful with what words you choose to attack another person with.. we are ALL sinners in need of a savior.
on the other hand, yes, Marshal Mathers should repent, but this goes for every single one of us. not just the people on TV.
The Bible is the best source of information that you can get at this point, and ANY POINT for that matter.
sorry if I've gone on a tangent but I worry for this generation of believers, we need to be reading our bibles ya'll.

raphaelnew2003 said...

The Holy Spirit is like Fury and Calm, gentle and fierce. She will burn through all the lies of the illuminati and other witches using who she will and in no way favouring those hypocrites who have a holier than thou church attitude. You Pharisees, you snakes. You go to church and worship a non existent god who is only love and light. You worship your beliefs and the fallen angel Lucifer, calling him god, and you fight the real anointed of god.

On the other hand, some people, seeing Eminem, think that they can replicate his life and become gangster, this is sort of like a young boy, who doesnt have his own identity and is inspired by someone. We dont have to be like Eminem, but I think that everyone needs a fighting spirit to (Timothy) "fight the good fight of faith.". Therefore it is not bad to be inspired by Eminem as long as its the Holy Spirit that you are inspired by, and not Eminems personal life.

Adam said...

Erminem what do you have to say about his songs now chowed

Adam said...

Erminem, so this two years later what do you have to say about his songs now chode

Lilian said...

You all are idiots Erminem is right just cause God says not to judge doesn't mean that Eminem is saved he says the f word about 900,000,000 times a day and he's always talking about profanity abuse and women ya think cause he mentions god he's a christian he's just a pretender just cause his album's name is recovery doesn't make him a christian Does God think swearing is good? NO!!!!!!! Eminem 's relationship with God is his own business but a smart thing to do is NOT listen to his music!!!

Angie said...

Lillian, idiots isn't very Christian either. Anyways, we're not saying he's fine and dandy now just that he's TRYING and that we shouldn't put him down for that. Also, if you noticed anything you'd see he really is trying. His OLD music was full of abuse, violence and cussing. His new music is a lot cleaner. You can't erase the past, he can't get rid of his old music. He's getting off of drugs and away from bad influences and trying to clean up his act. He's not gonna immediately turn into an angel. And whether he is saved or not, none of us can say only HOPE.

Serge said...

to Erminem: has it ever occurred to you that he uses his music as an outlet for the frustration he's had to deal with in his life? Also, may he who is not without sin cast the first stone, so unless you are the Big Man himself, don't judge, I listen to his music because I'm interested in the psychological aspect of his music, through his music, you can understand him better than what the media portrays him as.

Shine said...

erminem, eminem is a role model of a christian who rose from the surroundings created by satan. he swears to express himself to others how he really felt, and unlike most people who would hide their hate deep in their hearts, eminem expressed it out to everyone, and as he claims that his survival from addiction and violence is from God, this is what a real christian would do. May the holy spirit be with you.

shine chang (13)
taiwan

Bon Bon said...

Eminem's relationship between God and Jesus Christ is very personal and private as it is with all true Christians and other individuals. God is the Almighty Creator and knows each and every individual heart. NO ONE except God himself has the right to pass judgment. As Christians we need to remember, God is love and to pray for all. Eminem should be prayed for so that his faith becomes stronger, not bash him for his sins. We do not have the right to judge another but we do have the right to pray for those in need.

Nicole said...

eminem, you have flaws. you sin. yet you proclaim yourself a child of Christ. im in awe when you proclaim this. id be too ashamed to say so... but seeing your example... looks like ill have to rethink about my lifestyle... thank you eminem... God bless you and your daughters.
if you read this, eminem... just know, you're my hero. truly, you are an angel bestowed to me from Heaven...

Dogwee said...

Eminem is a legend and utter most respect for trying to turn his life around!! I'm sure god would happily accept eminem as a Christian!!!!

Movies said...

Way I see it, who does cussing hurt? If the "s" word means the same as human waste, why is it so bad to say? Do you see my point? It doesn't really matter.

I don't think Eminem is doing anything wrong. He's actually helping people. I have listened to him for about 2 years and I feel I have matured by listening to him. It's hard to explain, but when you hear how bad his life was and how he overcame and still overcomes his obstacles, its kind of enlightening. Also, listen to his lyrics. Take all the cussing out and just read the lyrics. You'll find many of his lyrics and themes to be extremely meaningful and almost christian. When I'm gone is a prime example. It's about how much his career really takes a toll on his family, and how much he really does love them. Isn't love the number 1 message of Jesus? Another example, Love the Way You Lie, is a character study about a couple who are having problems with domestic violence. It's a warning message. Many of his songs are. Yet ANOTHER example (I could go on for days) Not Afraid is about overcoming your inner demons. In the chorus of the song he offers a helping hand to get you through your troubles.

And the last thing I'm gonna say is that many of his most controversial songs are rapped by a character of his. Like acting. Slim Shady is the dark side of him that lurks inside everyone. Getting out his aggression through characters is nothing to be upset about. Actors do it all the time. For example, in The Dark Knight, Heath Ledger plays the most evil character you can think of, but you don't think Heath Ledger was EVIL do you? Probably not.

<Most people judging Eminem are the christians I'm not too fond of (the stuffy "THAT SINFUL!" kind that ruin everything they touch) loosen up people, and try to interpret the Eminem's art as it is meant to be interpreted.

Eminem4Lyfe said...

No matter how people behave or react that doesn't mean they don't pray or believe in God, i know that Eminem believes in God because in his song cleaning out my closet states how he was hurt and he does talk to God about it but he ain't wack religious.
The haters shouldn't be judging because none of u are God to say Eminem is Satan. And so what if he doesn't represent God alot in his songs that still doesn't mean he doesn't pray alot cuz i myslef have my some sort of personality and i do pray alot.
So stop judging people because u don't know what goes on in their life even if they famous.Love you Eminem 4ever. =)

Jon said...

I hate rap, but the only artist I like is Eminem because a lot of his songs are serious and they're talking about how his life has fallen apart and how he's trying to get his life back together. I think and believe that he is drawing closer to God. And to Erminem, no one is perfect. Just because Eminem made songs that weren't appropriate back in the day doesn't mean he's a bad person.

sulu said...

for the one who said eminem is a satan hey dumbass do you even read the bible all the people in the bible who follow christ were never goody goody they had there demons and christ change them yes eminem sang songs that were "evil" but like how christ changeng the aposels thats how his cahngeing M&M to be a better person for his family, the greats sinners become the greats apostles...yeah i agree with everyone else pray for him not to lose his path

Cleo said...

I am a Christian and I have always thought that beneath that tough exterior was a man suffering with alot of pain. In his earlier years, there was alot of bad stuff said especially about women. If you look at his personal life and how well he looks after his daughter; He now has adopted two more girls from his extended family, and that speaks volumes about him as a person. How many men singers/rappers dedicate so many songs to their daughters? When I saw his Not Afraid Video it is clear to me that he believes in God and most probably is on his way to Christianity. He has his own Charitable Foundation that helps struggling youth in many different ways. He loves his family, he helps others; the message from Not Afraid tells his fans to get off of drugs and face your demons. I believe God speaks through people and Eminem is a Force to Be Reckoned With!

Cam said...

I do believe God gave everyone choices and chances.He may have picked wrong choices and didn't always take God's chances right away but he has now, and being a big Christian myself, I think Christians should be able to accept him now that he has changed his life around. My pastor always said that a lie is as bad as a murder in God's eyes, so Eminem's sins are no worse than our own. So if the Perfect God can accept Eminem we should be able too.

powells4fam said...

@defactoatheist

Really? And where in any of these comments did it sound like we weren't listening to reason or morals? All anyone here has done is act nice about Eminem. You're saying that caring for a person is immoral? Sad indeed.If we are such freaks with no morals then why are you(the atheist)the only troll who wanted to start a flame war on a blog that was about a rapper? Please THINK before you speak. Atheism has morals? Tell that to Stalin. It's pretty obvious that he didn't have morals. Although he didn't kill people in the name of atheism, it's pretty obvious that he most likely wouldn't have committed such crimes had he been religious(especially since his main targets were religious people, including Christians). And I didn't even mention Mao Zedong, and other atheist dictators. Moron atheists say Catholics are bad cause they think Hitler was catholic and yet they disregard the countless ATHEISTS dictators. If atheism is all about reason and morals then why are their no rules or guidelines in atheism? If we didn't have the bible, we wouldn't have morals and reason. We'd all just be animals who kill so the strong can survive.

Really? And where is your proof that the bible is man made? The bible has predicted many modern events. Trains, the jews going back home to israel, and economic collapse. Now how could the so called "primitive" bible writers have known something 2000 yr in the future? Where is your time machine? I thought so. Tsk Tsk atheists. Always making rash statements without proof. What makes you think everyone here had religion shoved down their throat? I wasn't forced into religion. I CHOSE IT. If every christian was brainwashed then explain why thousands of atheists become Christians? Easy answer. Atheism at its core, has no morals. Atheists think they're free and that they feel great but I'm sure the nazis felt great too. Had theism never existed, we would have no idea what morals were. Atheists like to assume that morals are natural even though Stalin was a perfect example of morals not coming naturally.

The atheist is not free. How does believing you're nothing but worm food make one free? The thing about atheism is that it is not accepting of anything. If someone told them what that God was the true meaning of life, they would still keep searching cause they can't accept anything and are ignorant. Contrary to atheists belief, science does not have the answers because they can't accept anything. Scientists are still arguing about how the universe started yet they disregard God because they are selfish.


This is a blog about Eminem. If you're just gonna trash religion when it's not even the topic of the blog then you're just a desperate troll who has to make dumb comments cause he wants attention.


And before you call me a bible basher, I've been on more atheist sites than christian sites. I know everything about atheist lifestyle. And yet I'm christian? Explain that. I can contradict anything atheist remarks. Even evolution. You call us freaks with no morals or reason even though no one in the comments EVEN SAID A SWEAR WORD and yet you're the only one in the comments who was trolling like a 5 yr old and yet YOU'RE THE ONLY ATHEIST HERE. I don't believe in coincidences sir. I've met enough atheist trolls to know what coincidences are. God made the universe, not an explosion from nothing. If atheism listens to reason then why do you believe that something can come from nothing? That's just simple logic. How does something explode from nothing? Atheists think it's ridiculous that God always was even though they believe that an explosion always was.

Kailey said...

I do believe eminem is a Christian and dose believe in God. Most of his songs are about his life and his mom and how she abused him and stuff. There also, like, how much he loves his daughters and if I'm not mistaken, he dose have a song that's "to God" or however you wanna phrase it. But, yes, I do believe that Eminem is Christian.

Batmansayshi said...

First of all where in the bible can you show me that swearing is wrong? hmm?? Second, this is too much hate on a man who had a tortured childhood, has seen people die, and has 3 baby girls whom he loves. Eminem's lyrics obviously aren't Christian oriented at all, but that doesn't make him not a Christian, tell me one Christian human being that has always shown God's love in everything they do, that hasn't sworn once in there lives. You are not the Judge of anyone or anything people do. God is the ultimate Judgement, and I'm sure you've all done stuff thats bad too! So please don't be hypocrites. God Bless you Mr. Mathers. Keep on keeping on.

D_MAC94 said...

Your so dumb. Eminem's whole point of rap is satire and and lyrical genius. He is bringing to light the worst in all people, so when you hear it, you think "how could anyone possibly do this" But real people do it, and clearly Eminem doesnt. He is satirizing it all in his music. The only reason controversy follows him is because he does satirize and says things that not many people may approve of. he is revolutionary. genius. a little crazy, but genius.

RoellW94 said...

Here is the thing.

I love Eminem. His music inspires me to be a stronger person. And yes, that also counts for my Christian lifestyle (Sometimes). There defininately are shitty days when I just don't feel like it anymore. Definately. Everyone has those days. And I can remember definately a few of those days when I just put on a Eminem record, which didn't necissarily gave my more faith or whatever, but changed my way of thinking at that particular time. It makes me feel strong. And that has helped me through some religious turbulence at times. Believe it or not.

There are definately some songs Eminem wrote that I refuse listening to. For example 'Kim'. That song is just full of hate, and doesn't spread love at all. I think that as a Christian, you simply cannot make music like that. If you make music like that, you cannot call yourself a Christian.

HOWEVER!!: He has changed. Since his rehab he has become a better person. You can tell simply by looking at his attitude. I didn't like his Relapse album: that too was full of hate and murdering. I dind't really listen to it, except his tracks 'Beautiful' and 'Careful What You Wish For'. I liked 'Uncerground' too, but that was just a little too harsh for me. Then somebody wrote, that he made that whole Relapse album to show that he killed Slim Shady. The album is full of hate and violence (with some exceptions ofcourse), but if you listen to the iTunes bonus tracks, he tells people he killed Slim Shady (My Darling) and is a newborn Christian (Careful what you Wish For).

Then Recovery came, and I was convinced. There are no words of hate at all in that album. Yes, some, but those can be interpreted of actions of frustration, habit and even love, instead of hate. In 'Not Afraid' he says he wants to help people, instead of his track 'I Just Don't Give a Fuck' in the Slim Shady LP. In 'Going Through Changes' he says he still loves Kim, and still thinks about her every day, instead of the track 'Kim' on the SSLP, where he violently and explicitly kills her. You can definately tell he has changed. On YouTube is an interview where he says he still loves his mother, whereas in the track 'Cleaning out my Closet' on the Eminem Show he kills her. Now about the old tracks: don't judge him, pity him! As he says himself in 'My Darling': "All Shady is, is a bottle of hairbleach and vodka." He just didn't know how to handle the fame and even his talent.

So who am I (you too?) to judge him? He has grown up in a rough neighbourhood, and has had a childhood from which non of us could have made it. His life is a mess. The changes he has gone through can only show that the Holy Spirit works in him. All good things come from God. God is working in Eminem. I believe God has great plans for him.

Now I am a little concerned about the new album; Hell the sequel (title says all), but that wasn't really his album, it was a collaboration with Royca Da 5'9". I am looking forward to his next single and next album to see if the changes he has gone through still effect his way of life. Let's hope he sees that God loves him - no matter what -, and that he accepts the Holy Spirit in his heart.

I pray for him every day.

Hate the sin, love the sinner.

Kuzco said...

to erminem did Jesus not talk to the prostitutes, the tax collectors the sinners? He forgives all seeking redemption follow his example and forgive Marshall Mathers for his lyrics and think of what he had to go through for where he is. wouldn't you be angry to? Maybe Marshall is reborn listen to his new work above all let God judge not yourself. God Bless.

Kuzco said...

Leave the judging to God.

Justin Hale said...

just because he swears doesn't mean he doesn't believe in God. You tell me-anyone I dare you-you haven't said a swear word in your life!

zammbi said...

Interview with Eminem:
http://www.planet-eminem.com/Info/Interview7.htm

Yo-ZeF said...

Do not Jugde Because you're not PERFECT, If you have 1 sin U have no HONOR to judge others in this issue,If you think he's bad ( which I do not and I love him ) You should understand him as well, and see if you would do such thing like he did, U have to Feel in him,Just like you are him, It is OBV that he could be better But in case he is praying that's just a good step, It's not your Job to Judge, Your job here to not get Judged by the lord as a sinner, Leave this Job to the 1 who made it, and dont start talkin about Eminem's Past like your PERFECT EVEN RIGHT NOW!!
I admit I dont like bad words but u have to understand the meaning,although It doesnt make it right but dont Point it cuz you do it in your OWN!!YOU KNOW THAT WELL!!!
STOP talking about him!!!
Becasue WHO ARE YOU to judge that he is a Sinner,IF THE LORD CHOOSE TO CHANGE HIM!!?!?!?!?!!?!??!!?!?!!

Clayzor said...

Just because there is violence & anger in his songs doesn't mean he doesn't believe in God. This is music, if we didn't have some sort of spiritual integrity he wouldn't have been able to achieve what he has. He would've given up through his problems.

You have to be aggressively motivated in order to become famous. So his expression is left in his music to say "Look what you can do when you Really put your mind to something". It doesn't make him satanic or evil. Everybody makes mistakes, true corruption and evil would be making a career out of people dying. Such as in somebody who bombs entire cities for no reason other than to laugh at the lives lost.

See the difference ? Goal-Oriented Aggression or Lose Success and lose friends. He had a choice, he had a chance. He took his chance cus he had faith in God, his friends and himself. He knew it was worth it because there would be a bigger pay-off than not trying, and as we can all see. Eminem is far too skilled to settle for a 'normal' career.

Spencer said...

We are commanded in the Bible to judge other believers and hold them to God's standard. Let "iron sharpen iron" etc. And one is not a christian because you pray or because you say God in a song. You are a Christian if you profess that Jesus is the one true God and that he saved you from your sins. He may have that. I don't know. But if he does it is our duty as Christians to point it out to him that God does not like cursing.

chill96 said...

The Bible says not to curse, but he is just using words that SOCIETY claims to be wrong. The Bible even says ass...... If Eminem says he is praying and believes in God then thats good for him ill be chillin with him in Heaven, but erminem needs to chill...

krisford93 said...

Your definitely a douche xD

EMINEMROCKS said...

It's Christians like you that make me regret being Christian

onelove said...

You should be ashamed to judge with such a heavy hand. It is those who think like you that cause me to deny the title as christian, but I am a follower of christ. I have loved Christ even when I allowed satan to come into my life and take full control. It was christs love that brought me back. You have to walk thru the valley before standing on the mountain of God. The Bible will tell you that it is Gods place to judge and if you want to judge then God will judge you accordingly. Im not afraid to take a stand. We walk this world togehter thru whatever.

ZBH99 said...

@erminem

God looks at the heart. You can sin over and over and ask for forgiveness and he will forgive you. No matter how high or low the sin is. Eminem's music is not the best but you shouldn't call people Satan worshipers. HOW DO YOU KNOW WHAT EMINEM IS DOING? HOW DO YOU KNOW EMINEM IS SATAN WORSHIPER? YOU DON'T KNOW IF HE IS ASKED FOR FORGIVENESS OR NOT. YOU KNOW NOTHING SO YOU SHOULDN'T JUDGE!

ZBH99 said...

@erminem

God looks at the heart. You can sin over and over and ask for forgiveness and he will forgive you. No matter how high or low the sin is. Eminem's music is not the best but you shouldn't call people Satan worshipers. HOW DO YOU KNOW WHAT EMINEM IS DOING? HOW DO YOU KNOW EMINEM IS SATAN WORSHIPER? YOU DON'T KNOW IF HE IS ASKED FOR FORGIVENESS OR NOT. YOU KNOW NOTHING SO YOU SHOULDN'T JUDGE!

DanielleDeOrnellas said...

You guys should not judge him we all have bad things in our past and everyone screws up at some point so just shut up about it.

rseuffert83 said...

Ok, nobody knows Eminem! I read both the book he wrote "The Way I Am" and the book his mom wrote and it said he was raised with some kind of religion, such as Catholism or something. Just because he "swears" in his music, doesn't really mean anything. Everyone on this earth does. He clearly states on 60 Minutes that he doesn't allow any profanity in his house. Thats his art. He probably doesn't publicizes his religion or beliefs to the world and he doesn't make a huge deal with it. I wonder why, because some people are judgmental. Nobody knows what happens behind closed doors. I'm pretty sure he goes to church and tries to show his daughters good examples. His daughters seem to be good people. I'm pretty sure that his household have some religion in it. If you listen to the song "Cinderella Man" on Recovery, he clearly is stating that hes trying to be a reborn Christian by the way he sings/raps it. His association acts such as Dr. Dre, he is a reborn Christian after some stuff that happened in his personal life, like death of his song. Also Lil Wayne who did "No Love" with is a practicing Christian, who reads the Bible on a regular basis, so Eminem is surrounded by people who are christian and is helping him having a better relationship with God and Jesus. He probably celebrates Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. He's a family man, what does that tell you? When he was getting help with his drug issue in rehab, he was probably getting spiritual counseling and he probably turned to God for help. I look at Eminem as a normal guy who "raps" for a living so he could support his daughters. To put food on the table and a roof over the head. He has some talent and god gave that to him for a reason. He's not perfect, nobody is. I mean he when he did the Chrysler commercial, his manager or A rep for Chrysler stated that he personally choose the Gospel choir for the commercial. I mean the same choir did a gospel version of one of his songs. What Does that tell you? It takes time to become a reborn Christian, so if he personally stated in an interview that he believes in God and he prays, why would he lie about that? He probably has alot of stuff to pray for and it's nobodys business. As long as he believes, that's all it matters. Whatever he doesn't inside of his home is his business and it shouldn't be big deal to anybody other than him. I read so many fans' comments defending him, you guys are awesome because that's what a true fan is, but when I see people claiming that they are fans of Eminem but they're judging him and dissing him about how he lives his life and calling him an atheist and Satan worshipper well u aint a true fan, cuz true fans dont do that. Plus u claim you are christian, well u ain't a Christian, because Christians don't judge and insult people. The only who should judge is God. Don't act like what morality is until u take an ethics class, because I read alot people talking about what is Moral or not.

Jewel said...

A Christian doesn't write things like this:
I'm possessed by evil demons that torture me while I'm sleepin
I keep dreamin of death and I'm hearin people screamin
The devils spirit is trapped inside me and I want it out
I'm on the couch bleedin to death in a haunted house
With both of my wrists slit, I'm lifted up in the air
And suspended in animation like someones holdin me there
I feel somebodys cold hand wrappin around my neck while I choke on my own blood -Eminem
he is an illuminati member and not a Christian.

chiledofthelord said...

You comment on him not sounding like a Christian listen to your self gods grace is for every on remember god so loved the world not just your sorry ass he can come to Christ and change just like any one else who cares if he talks about violence or cusses he's human and will sin not tu mention there's violence in the bible and there is some points you need to cuss so how dare you all your self a Christian if you don't feel gods love is for everyone

StillHigh said...

God is a god of grace, and if eminem is praying more then he used to why don't YOU give him a chance, people like u dare to put people down claiming ur for christ sicken me.

scottydoo4ever said...

i'm 15, huge fan of eminem, and a good christain. But, i do live by a motto. it's "Don't judge me because i sin differently than you do..." so, dont judge eminem because of his raps or actions, just be glad he has finnally been able to find faith in God!:) its a joyous day when there is a new member living with the spirit of the Lord, so be greatful:)

DUDEronomy said...

Erminem even though this is a christian new report im goin out and calling you fuckin insane and you are the one who would be displeasing God. the Ten Commandments say thou shall not use the lords name in vain I don't remember hearing anyone praying to God under the name of i dunno for example lets use shit. No christian has ever said oh almighty shit please forgive my sins, if their is anyone who does i hate to break it to you but God is not Shit God is the father the son and the holy spirit. Erminem God is your father and God is Eminem's father which makes you brothers now calling your own genetic brother Satan would send you to hell. Calling your theoretical brother Satan is almost just as cruel. God wants you to love your neighbor. You call a man Satan just because he makes jokes that you don't get which leads me to believe your either 50 years old or you have something jammed up your ass. I'm Urban Christian my best friend is Atheist even though we are from different religions we both are willing die for one another and when you look at him you can't even tell he's Atheist. he does everything that Christians do the only way you'll find out is if he trusts you enough to tell you. It's funny because I'm correcting you on a mistake that most people who are scared of displeasing God make. How old are you Erminem you gotta be at least 30
and I'm only 13.

22ntzs22 said...

He changed a lot. Some of his old songs were kinda bad, but some of his newer ones are pretty good. Have you hear songs like Not Afraid and When I'm gone? Ive never known a rap artist that sings how much his family means to him, especially his baby girl.

Amanda said...

John 3:16 God gave His only begotten Son that whosever(me, you, Eminem) believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.

John 3:17 Jesus said didnt come into the world to condemn us(me, you, Eminem) but to save us.

Allow this man to make his mistakes just as we have and grown in his relationship with God, just as we are all doing. Truth and Grace came by Jesus Christ. Love yall.

vicki hulcy said...

You idiot. Bands that are Christian use profanity all the time. Christians are PEOPLE just like you or I.

Lizzy Lou said...

I think whether Eminem belongs to Christ or not, he needs prayers, love and support!!

Petri Burger said...

read his biography..his life starts rough like you and me..he went through hell and 'recovered' from the past..how do you know he didnt make a choice??maybe he gave his heart to God..(judge yourself before you judge others)listen to 'till I collapse' he mentions the spirit of God that lives in us..Eminem is a normal person just like you and me..people will make mistakes..

rebelboy3 said...

erminem i just would like to say that your wrong. Your just another one of those fake christians. In your post you destroyed your argument by saying how dare eminem call himself a christian and what not. Then you turned around and talked about how God is love which is true but then you said Jesus came down to wash our sins so all of us could come to the thrown and at the end you started hating on Eminem again. Are you saying that Eminem can't be born again in Christ. In his song he talks about what he has been through. and if you had enough sense to be open minded, you could see in his music video "not afraid" and yea he curses alot. but whenever he sees himself disapearing is representing how his path was leading him to death while whenever he fell off the end of the road that is when the turning point occured. The most important part is when he rises up from the hole. You see him rise up in the pose of Jesus on the cross. This isn't making fun of Him. This represents Eminem giving his life to Christ ! In your post you acted like Eminem didn't deserve Christ. But in reality none of us do. This is my opinion. I do think you have a little more to learn about Christ! But we all do!!

Micah Stubbe said...

@erminem
Dude, in his song "You're never over" he thanked God for a Guardian Angel. I doubt a Satanist would say that.

Zaney Dionaldo said...

ghokay, to all who do and don't believe that Eminem is a christian: first of all, reading the bible, praying, and saying your a christian doesn't make you a christian. @Fay. you have no room to talk. your doing exactly what erminem is doing. both of you are judging based off your own opinions. Personally, i think he is at the seed stage in his faith. he wants to do right by god, but isn't sure yet how to get there. i agree that he needs to read the bible, then read some of his lyrics, but i don't think he's a bad person for it. i wouldn't call him a christian quite yet, either. he still has a lot of room to grow.i do believe that he's starting to get it. and if you think that its okay to talk the was he does in some of his songs, dont listen to the crap people tell you. and don't assume you know best. go look for yourself in the bible. then tell me what you think.

Zaney Dionaldo said...

okay, to all who do and don't believe that Eminem is a christian: first of all, reading the bible, praying, and saying your a christian doesn't make you a christian. @Fay. you have no room to talk. your doing exactly what erminem is doing. both of you are judging based off your own opinions. Personally, i think he is at the seed stage in his faith. he wants to do right by god, but isn't sure yet how to get there. i agree that he needs to read the bible, then read some of his lyrics, but i don't think he's a bad person for it. i wouldn't call him a christian quite yet, either. he still has a lot of room to grow.i do believe that he's starting to get it. and if you think that its okay to talk the was he does in some of his songs, dont listen to the crap people tell you. and don't assume you know best. go look for yourself in the bible. then tell me what you think.

히정 말해! said...

I'm deeply disappointed by the majority of the comments on this page. Who are we to judge? Jesus said that if we judge others, then we will be judged. If we condemn others, then we will be condemned.

I understand that he does curse and his lifestyle isn't perfect; but you cannot claim that yours is either, can you? Just because you are saved in Jesus does not mean that you are perfect here on earth. Did the apostle Paul not say that this good work Jesus has begun in us will be carried on until the day of completion? That means that it has not yet been completed.

I must say that yes, I still swear. I grew up in an abusive home where I heard swearing all the time, and, as much as I want to quit, it is my subconscious that brings it forward, and before I notice, it's out. I am not perfect. But just because I unintentionally sin doesn't give anyone the right to call me a "weak" Christian, or a nominal Christian, like some people have implied on this page. Yes, I realize that with the Holy Spirit, we can quit anything we want to. We cannot be perfect while we are here, but we can quit our addictions and bad habits of sin. The Holy Spirit has helped me to successfully overcome other sin habits before, and I'm sure someday I will be able to stop swearing this much. God works in His own time.

I hope that this comment has allowed the Holy Spirit to speak through me, and that the previous commenters can see this post. May the Lord Jesus bless you all and keep you strong in the faith!

-Weifang, 17, USA

Chanexx Fraser said...

Eminem is amazing

Dominic Duran said...

Glory to God. Praying for this man to surrender to Christ. In Jesus name. Our youth need to seen more people in the music industry discovering the truth and coming to the cross. Can't wait to see the transformation. And for those self proclaiming "Christians" speaking against the possibility of Eminem coming to Christ, remember that you weren't born Christian either. He's goingthrough a process, and obviously so are you. Let he who is without sin cast the first stone. Pray for him. He needs prayer not condemnation. So represent Jesus correctly, with love, just as He said to do so. God bless!

samuel garcia said...

You have no right to judge no one!in the bible says first judge yourself before you judge others and so what he did play music like that or still does he is a baby Christian you can't expect a baby to understand everything right away and be a saint Plus no one is a saint not even you if you want to judge how about I judge you if I would judge you I would say poor husband of yours you are probably a crazy bitch and always judging your husband and anyone as well when u have no right to talk crap about others I'm sure if it was Jesus he would accept you with open arms and forgive your sins no questions ask he would show all his love he would not come to us and point figures to everything we did . He would recieve is with open arms as long as we come with an open heart to him and give ourselfs to him . He knows everyones hearts and who says the truth and who doesn't . And you don't know so don't be talking shit .

pierre grant said...

Only god can judge Em not you..!!
READ THIS LYRICS
These ideas are nightmares for white parents
Whose worst fear is a child with dyed hair and who likes earrings
Like whatever they say has no bearin'
Its so scary in a house that allows no swearin'
To see him walkin' around with his headphones blarin'
Alone in his own zone cold and he don't care
He's a problem child what bothers him all comes out
When he talks about his fuckin' dad walkin' out
'Cos he hates him so bad that he blocks him out
But if he ever saw him again he'd probably knock him out
His thoughts are whacked he's mad so he's talkin' back
Talkin' black brainwashed from rock and rap
He sags his pants two rags and a stockin' cap
His step father hit him so he socked him back
And broke his nose this house is a broken home
There's no control he just lets his emotions go
Sing with me
(Sing)
Sing for the year
Sing for the laughter
Sing for the tear
Sing with me just for today
Maybe tomorrow the good Lord will take you away Entertainment is danger intertwine it with gangsters
In the land of the killers a sinner's mind is a sanctum
Only you're unholy only have one homey
Only this gun lonely 'cuz don't anyone know me
But everybody just feels like they can relate
I guess words are a motherfucker they can be great
Or they can be great or even worse they can teach hate
Its like kids hang on every single statement we make
Like they worship us plus all the stores ship us platinum
Now how the fuck did this metamorphosis happen?
From standin' on corners and porches just rappin'
To havin' a fortune no more kissin' ass
But then these critics crucify you journalists try to burn you
Fans turn on you attorney's all gonna turn it to
To get their hands on every dime you have
They want you to lose your mind every time you mad
So they can try to make you out to look like a loose canon
You need to spew don't hesitate to produce air guns
Thats why these prosecutors wanna convict me
Swiftly just to get me off these streets quickly
But all their kids been listen to me religiously
So I'm signin' cds while police fingerprint me
They're for the judges daughter but his grudge is against me
If I'm such a fuckin' menace this shit doesn't make sense, Pete
It's all political if my music is literal and I'm a criminal
How the fuck can I raise a little girl?
I couldn't I wouldn't be fit to
You're full of shit too Guerrera that was a fist that hit you They say music can alter moods and talk to you
But can it load a gun for you and cock it too?
Well if it can then the next time you assault a dude
Just tell the judge it was my fault and I'll get sued
See what these kids do is hear about us totin' pistols
And they want to get one 'cos they think the shit's cool
Not knowin' we're really just protectin' ourselves
We're entertainers of course this shit's affectin' our sales
You ignoramus but music is reflection of self
We just explain it and then we get our checks in the mail
It's fucked up ain't it how we can come from practically nothin'
To bein' able to have any fuckin' thing that we wanted
It's why we sing for these kids that don't have a thing
Except for a dream and a fuckin' rap magazine
Who post pinup pictures on their walls all day long
Idolize their favorite rappers and know all they songs
Or for anyone who's ever been through shit in they lives
So they sit and they cry at night wishin' they die
Till they throw on a rap record and they sit and they vibe
We're nothin' to you but we're the fuckin' shit in their eyes
That's why we seize the moment and try to freeze it and own it
Squeeze it and hold it 'cos we consider these minutes golden
And maybe they'll admit it when we're gone
Just let our spirits live on through out lyrics that you hear in our songs
And we can
Read the lyrics

andrew maria said...

god is the most important thing to us
people who do not believe in god are dumb read the back of a dollar and it says in god we trust

andrew maria said...

god is our lord it says in the back of a dollar it says in god we trust

David Purple said...

You dont know the meaning of his songs, listen to the lyrics, eminem doesnt just write raps about violence and killing, every song he writes, is about the life he had, hes not just writing hateful music for the money, hes telling his story