Many of you have heard that Ray Boltz has announced that he is gay. If you had not heard this and you have a hard time believing it, then you can google it. I have decided not to post any links to those articles. If you don’t know who Ray Boltz is then you have missed out on one the best Contemporary Christians singers in history. I am saddened by this announcement. However, I have some thoughts about this development that I would like to share.
I know that many Christians will want to throw away his music because he announced that he is “living a normal gay lifestyle.” But I wonder if this is really necessary? If Ray’s music ministers to you, then why throw it away? He is singing about our Heavenly Father.
I know some Christians, who sing in front of their church, sing a lot of his music. Some will struggle about what to do with his songs now. I say keep singing them. Several of those songs pierce my heart when I hear them.
Some Christians will wonder if those songs were ever inspired by the Holy Spirit. How can you listen to “Thank you,” or “The Gift” and think that God did not have anything to do with those songs? How many of us were inspired, at our lowest, by the song, “The Anchor Holds?”
Christians, I don’t condemn Ray. I am sad for Ray. I want to remind you all that we are to love God and love others. Yes, I believe homosexuality is a sin. Just like adultery, idolatry, and etc. is. Christians, we are not develop hatred for Ray. I think that God will do with Ray what only God can do.
The bottom-line is that I am not going to throw away my Ray Boltz Cd’s; they were $16 a piece! Just kidding about the money part. I will not defend Ray’s new music, but I will defend his old music. His old music has helped me to focus upon Jesus Christ while worshipping Him. Jesus was glorified in those songs. The theology was sound.
What are your thoughts?