Carman's Resurrection Rap

By David J. Stewart

       Webster dictionary defines "blasphemy" as "lack of reverence for God." Blasphemy saturates Christian rock, such as the blasphemous "humor" of Carman Dominic Licciardello, better known as Carman. His blasphemous, street-jive, dialogue between John the Baptist and Jesus Christ as teenagers on his video Live. . . Radically Saved, is disgusting! Here's a sample of Carman's blasphemy:

JOHN: "Hey man, Hey cuz, Whatchoo doin man? I ain't seen you in a long time. HEY, BABY." (John calling Jesus baby!) Jesus turns and says, "Hey, what's up, John?" See, Jesus is always cool; he's always together. He's got his thing together, y' know, Then Carman blasphemously imitates the Lord Jesus Christ walking hip-jive doing what Carman calls "THE MESSIAH WALK." UNGODLY! BLASPHEMY!
JOHN: "This is wild, brother, now I don't know. Man, I never had anybody in my family MAKE IT BIG . . ."

Jesus "MADE IT BIG"? Jesus Christ died a curse for sinful man! See Galatians 3:13, 2nd Corinthians 5:17! Jesus Christ was "despised and rejected of men" (Isaiah 53:3). Is "MAKING IT BIG" being beaten, smitten, spit upon, mocked and crucified?

Carman's Resurrection Rap video is some of the lowest BLASPHEMY I've ever seen! In the video, Carman portrays the Lord Jesus Christ as a confused street hippie, while the Pharisees and apostles are black street gang members! The crucifixion takes place, not on Calvary but in a back alley gang fight! The Lord Jesus Christ is buried in a GARBAGE DUMPSTER. And naturally Carman includes the occult (Carman's videos are soaked in occult imagery!) as satanic tarot cards tell the Calvary story!

Carman's PERVERTED humor is the lowest BLASPHEMY I've ever heard!

And God's people defend this blasphemous trash!

I believe in humor and fun as much as anybody BUT NOT AT THE EXPENSE OF THE LORD JESUS CHRIST!

On Carman's "The Standard" album is the sacrilegious (at least!) "Who's in the House", in which Carman crudely, refers to the Lord Jesus Christ as "J.C.":

You take Him high
You take Him low
You take J.C. wherever you go
Now tell me, who...who...who...who...who...who?
Tell me who's in the house? J.C.
Tell me who's in the house? J.C.
Tell me who's in the house? J.C.
Tell me who's in the house? J.C.
Jesus Christ is in the house today.

Now, in your wildest dreams, could you possibly imagine the Apostle Paul referring to the Lord Jesus Christ as J.C.? Here's what the Apostle Paul says about the name of Jesus Christ in Philippians 2:

Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a NAME [not the initials J.C.!] which is above every NAME: That at the NAME of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; Philippians 2:9-10

If that wasn't enough, (and believe me there's much, we're just barely scratching the surface), in Carman's blasphemous Holy Ghost Hop, Carman dreams up a new dance (there is NO Holy Ghost Hop in the Bible, David danced before the Lord but it was not Carman's Holy Ghost Hop to rock music):

Everybody used to do the twist
The mashed potato and it goes like this
The funky chicken, monkey too
There wasn't nothin' they would not do
But there's a new dance no one can stop
A leap for joy we call the Holy Ghost Hop.
Now get ready, hold steady
Don't deny it, just try it
Be bold now, let it go now
Give the Holy Ghost control now

Shout! magazine (December 1995, p.35) says of Carman," ...just the mention of his name brings excitement to throngs of fans, many of whom are women. " According to Shout!, Carman recently signed with secular record company, Liberty Records, for a mid-seven figure bonus folks that's around 5 million dollars! Oh, of course, Carman's doing it because he loves the Lord... And that ol' PHARISEE HYPOCRITE Carman ridicules other Crock stars for charging at their concerts in Shout! and he signs with a secular company for a mid-seven figure bonus to spew out his BLASPHEMY! Boy! You talk about the pot calling the kettle black!

Carman's video, Witch's Invitation, is drenched in satanic symbols. Pentagrams (a five pointed star, found on the cover of the satanic Bible) and the satanic salute (index and pinky finger displayed, also found on the back of the satanic Bible) are flaunted in the video.

How come these Christian rock stars advertise for the devil? Somebody says, but Carman isn't serious. That's what Motley Crue, Ozzy Osbourne, Slayer, and others say! We're not serious, just having a little fun, just selling some records!


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