Chance the Rapper on Sabbatical to Learn the Word of God

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Chance the Rapper describes himself as a Christian rapper.
In an Instagram post Chance the Rapper wrote he will be leaving the country on his “first Sabbatical” to study the Bible. He has admitted to being unfamiliar with the Christian holy book. For those who follow rap music, Chance is known for including Christian themes in his music. A number of his songs incorporate Christian elements. In a 2017 interview with Teen Vogue, the rapper said although he does not compose Christian rap, he is nevertheless a Christian rapper.

Chance’s desire to take a Sabbatical came after his nephew was born. In his social media post, he informed his readers that although he was brought up in a Christian family, he was initially not keen to know the contents of the Bible. He went on to say that even though we quote scriptures and discuss what God likes and dislikes, we do not spend quality time to read and know Christ’s teachings. The social media post concluded by saying he is taking time off to read the Holy Book as his nephew was born and he wants to be a good role model to the baby who will grow up to be a young man.

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I’m on a plane headed out the country on my first sabbatical. I’m going away to learn the Word of God which I am admittedly very unfamiliar with. I’ve been brought up by my family to know Christ but I haven’t taken it upon myself to really just take a couple days and read my bible. we all quote scripture and tell each other what God likes and doesn’t like but how much time do we spend as followers of Jesus to really just read and KNOW his Word. I’m definitely guilty of not devoting time to it. So I’m off to read and learn because the next generation of Bennett is here and I need to be able to give my nephew Charlie Matthew the knowledge and tools to FUCK YALL UP. Lol but seriously he’s the first boy of the next line and he needs his uncle to be educated. So dont bother me, ill be back soon enough, with five or more books from bible read. Oh yeah and cigarette free 🙏🏾🎄🚭

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Chance also uploaded a photograph of Kensli, his three-year-old daughter, walking into a white-walled church. He captioned the photo wiht “Train up a child in the way she should go.” The sentence refers to Proverbs 22:6. He has earlier credited his infant daughter in 2015 for restoring his personal faith in God. Kensli suffered atrial flutters while still in her mother’s womb. This is a condition where the heart's upper chambers beat faster than necessary. The rapper prayed fervently to God and his daughter survived.

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Train up a child in the way she should go

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Chance, who is Chicago born and bred, is known for helping others. He has donated one million dollars to the city's public schools so students of these educational institutions can enjoy a better learning experience. The money was raised through his tour's ticket sales. He has repeatedly affirmed his commitment and recalled his experiences as an after-school teacher.

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