You ain't gotta go to church to get to know yo' God

from Jay Z – Threat Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

This is the inverse of Dr. Dre’s classic threat “You know Lucifer? You about to meet him, motherfucker”

Jay also means that church isn’t the only place you could see God, he’ll introduce you by killing you. This also serves as a sort of refutation of Christian belief, wherein you must be an active, sincere Christian to be accepted in the pearly gates of heaven.

It’s also a play of Jay’s nickname, Hova, from “Jehovah,” another name for the Abrahamic God.

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