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Below is the testimony of Jam The Hype contributor Fouad Abou-Rizk.
When I grew up, I went to church regularly but didn’t care much about God. I didn’t think God was really involved in people’s lives, and I did not understand the reason that Jesus died. In middle school, I had an overwhelming fear of going to Hell when I died. It wasn’t a good way to think, but I didn’t really know how to go to Heaven.
In my sophomore year of high school I experienced a lot of rejection concerning an event and was very upset. I knew that God helped people who were upset, so I decided to turn to Him with my life. That was the best decision I have ever made. Over the next few months, my life started to improve. I was more happy, I started reading the bible a lot, and that summer I started listening to Christian hip-hop.
Listening to Christian hip-hop tremendously impacted me at that time. I gained an understanding of who God is, who Jesus is, and I learned that the reason I could go to heaven was that in Jesus’ death he sacrificed himself for my sins. That was some good news! That was in summer 2012, and the primary artists whose music really impacted me were all of the guys on Reach Records at the time, as well as FLAME, The Ambassador, Bizzle, Da’ T.R.U.T.H., and Je’kob.
Through this music, I learned a lot. I learned that a man is not a guy who gets girls. I learned about a lot of what God says in His Word, and was motivated to get my own Bible. I learned what God promised concerning many things, such as what He says about going through the tougher times in life, and how you should react to those situations as a Christian, that you must trust God and not lose faith.