It is an ongoing debate in many Christian circles and the controversy is rooted in a split over the answer to this question: can a person who is a Christian serve God and sing secular music that does not glorify him? Michelle Williams of best-selling R&B girl group, “Destiny’s Child,” believes it is indeed possible.
She offers herself up as an example.
In a July BET Lift Every Voiceinterview just published online Dec. 19, hosted by Derrick Watkins, better known as Diddy’s former sidekick Fonzworthy Bentley, Williams—full name Tenitra Michelle—opened up about her feelings surrounding those who have invalidated her salvation based on her secular recording career.
“I felt like I was tired of proving to people I am saved,” she said. “I was tired of proving to people, yes I’m in Destiny’s Child, but I am saved. If the Lord came back, I’m going with [Him]. It was crazy!”
Although Christians seem to unanimously agree that salvation through Jesus Christ is given by faith through grace, not works, according to Ephesians 2:8, that is where the uniformity in belief ends.