by Mel Mel
I do not think the above questions pose a threat to the move of God on our Island. He is really raising up our young men especially nowadays and I truly believe the music has a great - positive effect on our society.
I can testify to the fact that I am drawn to Gospel Reggae and have been truly blessed many times during my daily sessions with this music and God as it is played throughout my stressful days at work. I find that others who hear it is also drawn to listening and though they may not get it at first, it is quite intriguing and makes them want more. That is the perfect opening to introducing them to God as they are first attracted to the rhythm but then after listening for some time the words begin to manifest. Thanks be to God.
As with my experience above, the secular artists who may I point out already know God, will feel a drawing during that performance whether they had planned to or not - "God works in mischievous ways as some of us would say."
You made mention of some of our artists above and I know of 6 of the 13 listed being Reggae artists prior to becoming children of the most high God. Reggae music is international and Gospel Reggae is not far behind as it reaches to the masses. We just need to continue supporting our people in whatever way we can, having performances in churches both locally and internationally to spread the good news: - Gospel comes in all form and as God created music, it will be in all forms of music too.
God bless you.