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Chair of the Gospel Fest Committee, Rev. Manson Shortte, left, presents a plaque to Bridget Blucher at Sunday's Gospel Fest finale. (iWN photo)
Chair of the Gospel Fest Committee, Rev. Manson Shortte, left, presents a plaque to Bridget Blucher at Sunday’s Gospel Fest finale. (iWN photo)
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Vincentian gospel artiste and cultural ambassador, Bridget Blucher, was honoured in Kingstown on Sunday at the climax of the 2018 Digicel SVG Gospel Festival

The National Gospel Fest Committee and the Vincentian Association of Artists, Musicians and Entertainers honoured Blucher as she celebrates 20 years of religious ministry.

In introducing Blucher, coordinator of SVG Gospel Fest, Michael Peters, said:

“God has blessed this country with a very special lady who, in turn, has blessed millions around the world. And wherever she goes, she says, ‘I am Vincy.’ Tonight, she is celebrating 20 years of music ministry. We could not allow that anniversary to go by so we are going to, first of all, honour her.”

Rev. Manson Shortte, chair of the National Gospel Fest Committee, said it gave his group great pleasure to honour Blucher as she celebrates 20 years in gospel music.

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“I believe that when I present this, I am presenting it with all the folks who have enjoyed your music in St. Vincent and the Grenadines. So, on behalf of the Gospel Fest Committee, I would like to present this token of our appreciation to you and may God continue to bless you as you continue this wonderful ministry for the Lord,” Shortte said.

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President of the Vincentian Association of Artists, Musicians and Entertainers, Rene Baptiste, left, presents a plaque to Blucher. (iWN photo)

Meanwhile, president of the Vincentian Association of Artists, Musicians and Entertainers, Rene Baptiste, noted the progress that SVG Gospel Fest has made since its introduction 16 years ago when she was Minister of Culture.

“Sixteen years ago, when this (Gospel Fest) started, we had our challenges but look at us now. It’s a legacy programme, a great programme. We are giving praise and thanks to almighty God for the lips and the voices he has given us to sing and the feet to dance, and the musicians to play on their instruments,” Baptiste said.

Speaking specifically about Blucher, Baptiste said: “… but he has given us a woman, a Vincentian woman, born of this earth and this soil, celebrating 20 years in this particular ministry, lifting up the gospel, using her voice as a great instrument of peace, of love, of joy, of prosperity, of success, of victory”.

At Sunday’s event, Bridget Blucher Ministries gave away a 50-inch flat screen television and a stereo system.

During this visit to St. Vincent, the artiste also gave laptop computers to three students and $600 bursaries to three students.

6 replies on “Gospel Fest team honours Bridget Blucher”

  1. Bridget Blucher like so many others here, needs read a copy of Professor Louis Berkhof book on Systematic theology or some other body of works explaining true Christian doctrines.

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    These individuals, Pastors included, are giving out a false impression of true Christianity.

    Their worldly extravaganzas under the title “Gospel festival”, is sadly an anathema to traditional Christianity. These worldly behaviour of theirs, stems from their not having a good grasp nor even an understanding of Bible doctrines. Can we call them Christians?

    May God help them!

  2. Bridget Blucher looks more like a glorified Hollywood star than a gospel singer, where every part of her looks false. She, like so many others seems to represent the things of the world instead of standing apart. Go Read about the Jezebel Spirit.

  3. Public worship should be a solemn affair! Why are these people so wilfully ignorant of Christian Doxology and Systematic Theology?

    Blind leaders of the blind!

    Have they ever taken time to read, to find out what is proper Christian behaviours? Do they care at all? They need get hold of a copy of “Calvin’s Institutes” for wise guidance.

    The “Institutes of the Christian Religion (Latin: Institutio Christianae Religionis) is John Calvin’s seminal work of Protestant systematic theology.”

    Vincentian Christians would be most wise in seeking out a personal copy, rather than be lead astray by the wilfully blind, who do not know God, and whose “will” is yet in Bondage!

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    John Piper on Martin Luther:

  4. If she were a foreign artist, you guys would never utter a word. Big Youth, instead of bashing Mrs Bridget, why don’t you follow in her footstep reach out to student that would be positive gesture.

  5. Here for your benefit my dear Observer, is what is just so thoroughly wrong with the behaviour of Bridget Blucher and those like her who call themselves Christians, yet their actions as we observe them, are against the norm, as it is contrasted with known and accepted bible doctrines.

    We are indeed greatly alarmed when we first take note of what Galatians 6.14 has to say; “But God forbid that I should boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world”. Therefore we ask, where indeed is the focus in that Galatians letter and where in turn is the focus of Bridget Blucher’s and that of the fest’s attention? Bridget Blucher’s focus is in having an outdoor party with others like her!

    All doctrines dear Observer, in Christianity, must come “to the Cross of Christ” and any other focus is just plain error. How again may one ask is Bridget Blucher setting herself “quite apart” from the world? How is she separating herself from the world? How is she and they at the “fest” crucified to the world?

    Just read again that statement of the Galatians “by whom the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world.” Yes, herein is her and others sanctification demanded! One must note that a Christ centred life is a cross centred life. Therefore, one here ask, where again is Bridget Blucher’s acts of sanctification in partying out of doors, on stage, with the world at large?

    And for your benefit Observer, here is the Dictionary’s definition of the word sanctification. “Sanctification is the act or process of acquiring sanctity, of being made or becoming holy. … To sanctify is to literally “set apart for particular use in a special purpose or work and to make holy or sacred.” What therefore is sacred or holy in prancing up and down on a stage in worldly “fest”?

    At 2 Timothy 1:9 (New King James Version) we read that God “who has saved us and called us with a holy calling, not according to our works, but according to His own purpose and grace which was given to us in Christ Jesus before time began,” Yes! With a holy calling!

    We are therefore “called to be holy” and demonstrate holiness. I therefore fail to see how holiness is being demonstrated in a wild worldly “fest” in the open air on a stage like any Rap Artist!

    Indeed, the Cross of Our Lord Jesus Christ, is the most important thing in Christian doctrine and expresses the greatest rescue operation in world affairs, and that is where the Christian’s focus should be. Not in partying! Not in a so-called gospelfest!

    Indeed, to glory in the Cross of Christ, means to glory in God! Christians are called to be holy because God is holy! Christians are “called out of” the world. To abandon behaving like worldlings and to focus their attention on appreciation on what Christ had done for them, as they are given a new nature by God. A new nature and a new heart! A new approach to life!

    This point is reinforced for us at 1 Corinthians 2:2 (New King James Version) when we read “For I determined not to know anything among you except Jesus Christ and Him crucified.”

    Where therefore is that new nature shown in the “fest”? Is Bridget Blucher indicating a separation from worldliness as she encourages others in her worldliness? Where is that new heart showing her aversion to worldliness?

    You see dear Observer, the Cross of Christ in Christian opinion, not only saves, it also greatly divides people and separates the worldling from the Christians. Indeed, there are for your benefit, two kinds of people of note, those who glory in their own fleshly desires and those who glory in God, the Cross of Christ. Bridget Blucher by her actions is showing us which one she glories in. For sure, like the Rap artist, she delights in and is glorying in the world!

    I ask you again Observer, is the behaviour of Bridget Blucher compared very favourable with that which is indicated by that of the writer of Galatians 6:14 (King James Version) “But God forbid that I should glory, save in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom the world is crucified unto me, and I unto the world.”? Note ” …..the world is crucified unto me, and I unto the world.”!

    This indicates a changed heart to the world! A changed heart to the world causes Christians to rejoice in the Cross of Christ Observer, not in a worldly festival!

    Christians are called to “sanctification” as Romans 12:2 (New King James Version) advises. “ And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.”

    At John 17:16-18 (New King James Version) we read again as Jesus prayed to the father, “They are not of the world, just as I am not of the world. Sanctify them by Your truth. Your word is truth. As You sent Me into the world, I also have sent them into the world.” Sanctified Christians are to be in the world but not of the world Observer!

    James 4:4 (New King James Version) says “Adulterers and adulteresses! Do you not know that friendship with the world is enmity with God? Whoever therefore wants to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God.”

    Christians are to glory in God dear Observer! Jeremiah 9:23-24 (New King James Version) “Thus says the Lord: “Let not the wise man glory in his wisdom, Let not the mighty man glory in his might, Nor let the rich man glory in his riches; But let him who glories glory in this, That he understands and knows Me, That I am the Lord, exercising lovingkindness, judgment, and righteousness in the earth. For in these I delight,” says the Lord.” Therefore, Christians are to be in the world but not seek glory in themselves nor in the world!

    As informative to Christians we further read at John 15:19 (New King James Version) “ If you were of the world, the world would love its own. Yet because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, therefore the world hates you.”

    And lastly my dear Observer see 1 John 2:15-17 (New King James Version) Do Not Love the World is the advice: “ Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world—the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life—is not of the Father but is of the world. And the world is passing away, and the lust of it; but he who does the will of God abides forever.

    All of the above causes one to say that Bridget Blucher and her kind, are an anathema to sound Christian doctrines, their having one foot in the Church and the other foot in the world. Their behaviour is clearly not fitting to what we would expect in truly godly converted Christians.

    Therefore Bridget Blucher and you Observer would do good by having a read of :

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