She skipped the awards ceremony that repulsed the nation — and won 2 awards anyway!
The day after winning two Grammys for “Best Contemporary Christian Music Song” and “Best Contemporary Christian Music Album,” Christian music artist Mandisa explained why she decided to skip out on the ‘occult’ awards ceremony that shocked even the mainstream press.
“I have been struggling with being in the world, not of it lately. I have fallen prey to the alluring pull of flesh, pride, and selfish desires quite a bit recently,” she wrote on her Facebook, including a reference to 1 John 2:15-16.
She continued, with a line that reminded one commenter of Katy Perry, whose ‘Satanic’ performance seemed aimed at her minister father…
“Don’t fall in love with this corrupt world or worship the things it can offer. Those who love its corrupt ways don’t have the Father’s love living within them. All the things the world can offer to you—the allure of pleasure, the passion to have things, and the pompous sense of superiority—do not come from the Father…” it states.
Mandisa, who came to fame after a ninth place finish on “American Idol’s” 5th Season, said that she was in the process of trying to build back up her relationship with Christ and feared that “submerging myself into an environment that celebrates those things was risky for me at this time.”
“Perhaps being alone with Him as my name was announced was protecting myself from where my flesh would have tried to drag me had I been up on that stage. It gave me time to focus,” Mandisa, who won awards for her song and album, both titled “Overcomer.”
Mandisa had been previously nominated in 2008, 2010, and 2012 and she wrote that she had expected to be passed over once again in 2014.
Fellow Christian Singer and nominee Natalie Grant made headlines for leaving the disturbing ceremony early, then re-asserting her commitment to “sing about Jesus and for Jesus”. “I’ve never been more sure of the path I’ve chosen,” Grant told her fans on Twitter.
Mandisa won best song for “Overcomer”…