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P. Diddy and The Kingdom of God: Your Evangelism is Too Small

Diddy’s “Coming Home,” describes his hope for redemption. The refrain says

I’m coming home, I’m coming home! Tell the world I’m coming home.
Let the rain wash away all the pain of yesterday.
I know my kingdom awaits, and they’ve forgiven my mistakes.

The raps make it clear the narrator is ashamed of the way he has treated his kids and girlfriend/wife. In the refrain he longs for his painful memories, the devastating mistakes of his past, to be washed away. He imagines his family waiting, having forgiven his mistakes. The narrator is drowning in the awareness of his own sin. Continue reading

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