Tonex Is Back: Is That A Good Thing?
Posted by Job on March 30, 2007
I must ask: have you accepted Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior? If not, follow this link The Three Step Salvation Plan
Update I: Please see
Tonex Demonstrates That Those That Have Concerns About Him Are Justified,
Juanita Bynum, Bishop Thomas Weeks, TD Jakes, Noel Jones, Tommy Tenney: Their True Demonic Roots and Juanita Bynum, Bishop Thomas Weeks, TD Jakes, Noel Jones, Tommy Tenney, Mark Hanby Demonic Roots II on the demonic roots of the denominations of TD Jakes, Juanita Bryant, and all others who deny God’s Tri – Unity and Matthew 28:19. Update II: Please see (Christian Rappers Offer Alternative I Corinthians 9:22) on Christian rap in general.
See this link and be totally shocked. For the uninitiated, Tonex is a fellow that God blessed with genius – like musical talent and excellent preaching ability. Unfortunately, Tonex grew up in a “holiness or hell” Pentecostal church whose false doctrine came out of the modalist Oneness Pentecostal heresy. Now Tonex himself believes in Trinity, but he still preaches the circumcision (i.e. you must speak in tongues to be saved) and the other things that Trinity gives us freely through grace. As a result of this double – mindedness and the pressures of being a major gospel recording artist and producer, full time preacher, his father’s tragic and sudden death, the deaths of his brother and lots of his friends, and being married, the guy cracked up, totally lost it. I was once one of this guy’s biggest defenders, but even then noticed that he had real problems with pride and vanity, and wasn’t living by the messages that he was preaching and was in his songs. So now, the fellow is broke, divorced, quoting the gnostic/New Age abomination “The Matrix” as if it were the Bible, and kicked off his “comeback tour” in New Age marijuana addict Erykah Badu‘s (another liberation theology gnostic who once claimed “Jesus is the coolest rebel I know”) sing song joint. Now a main source of Tonex’s rage was his totally mishandling the “business” side of his music. He stated in his debut album that people warned him that he would not make any money singing gospel, but he proclaimed that he wasn’t in it for the worldly gain. But that was before his records started selling, he started winning awards, hanging out with Kirk Franklin (who made a song with anti – Trinitarian Word of Faith/prosperity deceiver TD Jakes and had his own self – admitted pride issues) and other questionable sorts in the gospel music industry, etc. Rather than waiting on the Lord, this fellow signs with an obscure record label, who lied to him (big surprise there!) and told him that they wouldn’t sue him if he left for a major label so long as the new label bought out his contract, but promptly sued him right when he did, which held up his OUTSTANDING second album so long that by the time it came out it was too late to build on the success of his first album and therefore didn’t sell. So he gambles it all on a third “live album”, which FINALLY gave him the smash hit that he craved, but guess what: despite all the fame and record sales HE STILL WASN’T MAKING ANY MONEY! Now I hate to say it, but in cases like this, I have to take the side of the record companies. For every artist that sells, ten don’t, and the record company loses everything that they invested in that artist. Even in the case of Tonex, so “Out The Box” went gold. A ton was invested in making the album (and concert DVD), it didn’t sell as much as it should have because PERFECTIONIST Tonex held it up remixing/remastering/reproducing every single track, it was released ALMOST TWO YEARS after the concert itself, AND the label still had to cover their losses from his second album not selling, buying and re – releasing his first album from his original label, AND the lawsuit. So Tonex, all full of himself, goes to his label and DEMANDS A TON OF MONEY FROM THEM BASED ON HIS ONE GOLD ALBUM, AND FLIPS OUT WHEN THEY TELL HIM NO! He announces his retirement, talks about how evil Christians and the gospel recording industry is, etc. Until now, when Verity’s “new management” comes along and makes it all right. How? Well, check out THIS LINE from the article: Fans can expect new music by this May and a new wave of energy coming from the Verity camp. Jordan, who was integral in the careers of such artists as R Kelly (child molester!) and Salt N Pepa (New Age hedonists!) hopes stated, “My leadership will make a difference because my indoctrination, my background comes from secular … now I can do it my way.” THIS GUY was able to reconcile Tonex with the world of gospel music? THIS GUY was able to make it all better?Now, it has long been “kinda sorta known” of the worldly lives that many Christian and gospel singers lead when they aren’t in church and singing. A lot of them sing backup with secular artists and produce and write for them. For instance, “Mary Mary” was once backup singers and dancers for 702, Cee Cee Winans has sung backup (and even once a duet with) Whitney Houston, Andre Crouch has worked with the Jehovah Witness pedophile Michael Jackson, etc. It is not something that they brag about, but if you are one of those types who actually reads the fine print on album covers, you see it all. But of all those, “holiness or hell” Tonex is actually the MOST WORLDLY BY FAR, with some of the people that he works with, and many of the references in his songs. So, his cleaving to this “Jazzy Jordan” sort, one of Tonex’s own sermons contained the verse “how can two walk together unless they be agreed?” (Amos 3:3)? And this brings up a bigger issue: what is VERITY, ONE OF THE MAJOR GOSPEL MUSIC LABELS, DOING HIRING SOMEONE FROM THE SECULAR MUSIC ARENA TO RUN THEIR LABEL? I will tell you: mammon. Greed. It is all about the money. These folks have figured out that the way to make more money is with this neo – soul/gospel/hip – hop movement, to make the music sound as worldly as possible with secular producers (R. Kelly has already been producing gospel songs for Trin-i-tee 5:7 and similar for years), and also having secular singers do “guest spots” on gospel songs (as Kirk Franklin did by having New Ager Salt on his “Stomp” song, which was basically just them singing over a Parliament/Funkadelic background … if you check the video Salt, as always, cannot resist indulging in the very same “flaunt my sexuality” act that she built her entire career on), and HAVING THEM TOUR TOGETHER. Now, Salt claims to be Christian, but her beliefs and practices are actually New Age, and she only makes references to “spirituality” and “being spiritual”; her next public mention of Jesus Christ being deity will be her first. Now this direction that gospel music has taken has driven me into CHRISTIAN (yep, white folks) music, and I actually picked up a COUNTRY gospel hymn album (Christy Lane, one of the decreasing number of famous Christians who is actually still married to their first spouse; but regrettably it wasn’t that good) the other day. Now of course, Christian and country gospel music and musicians have their problems too, but hey I don’t know about them yet! But the mess that is going on with gospel music is simply an outgrowth of what is going on in the church, and is just still more evidence that the great tribulation, rapture, and return of Yeshua HaMashiach are all nigh: this WILL be the generation that sees them all! And that is why Heal the Land is here: to entreat sinners to come to repentance and to warn Christians to cast off false doctrine and stop being lukewarm, for the time is near at hand, and the wrath of God is about to be poured out! Oh and you Christians, don’t deceive yourself; read Revelation 2 and Revelation 3, because when God’s wrath begins, it won’t start in the world, but rather in the church! And that fact SHOULD make you want to ask Yeshua HaMashiach to be Your Lord and Savior!
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