What is So Wrong with CCM?

by David J. Stewart

       So what's wrong with Contemporary Christian Music [CCM]?

Granted, not all CCM is heavy-metal, which I don't even have to explain is demonic. If you're so far from God that you can't see what is wrong with so-called Christian metal bands like, Jars of Clay, who perform with Ozzy Osbourne; then you need to receive Jesus Christ and get saved friend. They should rename their group to Cans of Trash. If God were truly their Potter, and they clay, then they would repent and stop leading young people into Satanism and apostasy.

All CCM singers use corrupt Bibles, avoid the offensive Gospel that condemns Catholics and other works-based false religions to Hell fire, and promote ecumenical unity over Biblical separation and doctrinal soundness. Satan is pleased.

You need to understand something about Satan and his plot for a New World Order. Satan wants EVERYBODY! Satan wants every group to follow the Antichrist, i.e., the Beast, when he appears. So the Devil reaches out to every group, having infiltrated every area of every market, even the Bible publishing market. Satan is able to corrupt ANY place where money is involved. If there's money to be made, then Satan can tempt people to sell themselves as wicked king Ahab did. 1st Kings 21:20, “And Ahab said to Elijah, Hast thou found me, O mine enemy? And he answered, I have found thee: because THOU HAST SOLD THYSELF to work evil in the sight of the LORD.”

CCM singers have sold themselves to Satan, as have modern Bible publishers, ecumenical ministers, the entire movie and music industry, The Council On Foreign Relations [CFR], Wall Street, the Bar Association, the Supreme Court, the mainstream newsmedia, all large corporations, Washington D.C., et cetera. The Beast has risen! Signs of Satan are everywhere! The occult is in all religions.

So the big question in this article is: What is wrong with pretty CCM songs like God of Wonders by Third Day...

The lyrics seem ok. The music is contemporary, but seems ok. So what is wrong with this song? It is where such bands are leading their fans. Every CCM singer and group refuses to present the Gospel on their website. Every CCM singer caters to the Roman Catholic Church, which is what the Ecumenical Movement is all about, i.e., yoking Protestants back together with Catholics. If they can accomplish that, then all other religious denominations will follow. The following play on words by Third Day, in their song BORN AGAIN is sad, shameful and a prime example of what is deadly about CCM music.

Third Day performs at Southern Baptist Churches all across America. Satan's goal is to bridge the gap, until there is no gap. Peter followed Christ afar off, and then Jesus was gone.

Third Day Distorts the Meaning of Being “Born-Again”

The following lyrics to Third Day's song, BORN AGAIN, are so lame that they're a joke. But worse than that, they distort the Biblical meaning of what it truly means to be “born-again.” Third Day sings that they “feel” born-again. That's not what being born again is all about. It's not a “feeling.” Being born-again means having He Who is the beginning, Jesus Christ, born in you (John 3:1-5). Evidently Third Day doesn't know what it means to be born-again. This is the type of wishing-washy Ecumenical garbage that is corrupting our churches...

Born Again Lyrics by Third Day

Verse 1

Today I found myself,
After searching all these years,
And the man that I saw,
He wasn't at all who I'd thought He'd be,

I was lost when You found me here,
And I was broken beyond repair,
Then You came along and sang Your song over me

Chorus 1

It feels like I'm born again
It feels like I'm living
For the very first time
For the very first time,
In my life

Verse 2

Make a promise to me now,
Reassure my heart somehow,
That the love that I feel,
is so much more real than anything
I've a feeling in my soul,
And I pray that I'm not wrong,
That the life I have now,
It is only the beginning

Chorus 2

It feels like I'm born again
It feels like I'm living
For the very first time
For the very first time

It feels like I'm breathing
It feels like I'm moving
For the very first time
For the very first time


I wasn't looking for something that was more,
Than what I had yesterday,
Then You came to me,
Then You gave to me,
Life and a love that I've never known,
That I've never felt before

Final Chorus

It feels like I'm born again
It feels like I'm living
For the very first time
I'm living for the first time

It feels like I'm breathing
It feels like I'm moving
For the very first time
I'm living for the first time,
In my life

Good luck trying to find anything explaining what Third Day believes about being saved. The message of the heathen Ecumenical Movement is to simply give your life to Jesus, which is what every unsaved Catholic believes. Reprobate bands like Third Day exploit Christianity to make a buck.

Their lyrics are deliberately so weak as to blur the lines between different religious denominations. This is the purpose and goal of the Satanic Ecumenical Movement (i.e., to unite by error, rather than dividing over truth as God commands in Titus 1:10-13, Romans 16:17, Ephesians 5:11, Galatians 1:9 and 2nd Corinthians 6:14-17). Third Day is of the Devil.

CCM Singers are Part of the New World Order

As further evidence that Third Day is part of the Devil's New World Order, consider the album cover of their latest album, REVELATION, clearly showing a Masonic pyramid and forming the capstone with a cross, blaspheming the Lord...

New World Order Occult Images in
Contemporary Christian Music

It's not just Third Day, the homosexual gay looking group, Newsboys, are advertising being born-again as an “experience.” Being born-again is neither a “feeling,” nor an “experience”; it's a miracle of God (John 1:12) in response to one's faith in Jesus Christ, the Son of God, for the forgiveness of one's  sins (John 20:31). Eternal life is a free gift, paid for by Jesus literal precious blood (1st Peter 1:18-19; Revelation 1:5).

Newsboys sing retarded lyrics: “Up and down like a yo-yo mama,” in the song, When the Boys Light Up. The Newsboys' song Jesus Freak is irreverent to God and sounds demonic. It was homosexual, Elton John, who first used the term “Jesus freaks.” They are freaks for the Devil. The Bible never teaches anything about being “freaks” for God. Although it is true that a “freak” by definition is someone who is markedly unusual or deformed; it does not mean that believers should dress, behave and talk like fruitcakes.

Can you tell me honestly that these guys don't look gay? Men don't goo goo each other like that!

There are many closet homosexuals being introduced into the CCM scene today. It's just a matter of time until they start coming out of the closet, and full-force into our churches! If you give the Devil an inch, then he'll take a foot. CCM gives the Devil a foot, and so he takes a yard. Satan will always take you farther than you intended to go!

Homosexuals have a distinct look about them (which is what I see in the preceding Newsboys' photo).

When the world talks about “diversity,” they are telling us to tolerate the sins of homosexuality, witchcraft and abortion. Evidence of this fact is that no mainstream CCM singer exposes such public wickedness. The Homosexual Agenda is morally reprehensible and a sin unto God (Romans 1:24-32). Instead of speaking out as Bible-believing, God-fearing Christians against homosexuality; the Newsboys look like homosexualsEphesians 5:11 commands us to, “have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove [Greek: elencho, “to expose”] them.” The Devil is a liar... when his children speak of diversity, they really mean sinful compromise. 

I don't advocate being unkind to anyone, but homosexuality is a sin that should not be taught to public school children as being “normal.” Medical clinics are now beginning to treat homophobia as a mental illness, to cure those Bible-believing Christians; while helping homosexuals to embrace their mental illness and spiritual wickedness as normal and acceptable.  God calls it an abomination (Leviticus 20:13). Homosexuality is VERY ABNORMAL and a violation of God's Holy Word. 

"TobyMac wants to start a revolution, one that will sweep through cities and erase the divisive lines that keep people and cultures apart."[1]

The Bible teaches the exact opposite, God segregated mankind...

"Therefore is the name of it called Babel; because the LORD did there confound the language of all the earth: and from thence did the LORD scatter them abroad upon the face of all the earth." —Genesis 11:19

Acts 17:26,27 tells us why God scattered mankind...

"And hath made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth, and hath determined the times before appointed, and the bounds of their habitation; That they should seek the Lord..."

The very essence of the demonic New World Order is to unite. In order for the Antichrist to appear, the world must be ready to receive him. This means that the world's religions need to be under the control of one governing body. This is what the Ecumenical Movement is all about. When Pope John Paul II died, the religions of the world came together and praised him. I say sadly, the Pope is burning in the fires and torments of Hell. How do I know? It's because he followed the manmade traditions of Catholicism instead of the Word of God, which teaches salvation solely by faith in Jesus Christ.

Jesus said He came to SEPARATE us, because the truth divides. The truth divides families, it divides churches, et cetera.

"Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword. For I am come to set a man at variance against his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the daughter in law against her mother in law. And a man's foes shall be they of his own household. He that loveth father or mother more than me is not worthy of me: and he that loveth son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me. And he that taketh not his cross, and followeth after me, is not worthy of me." —Matthew 10:34-38

Jesus simply meant that when you live for God, the world will give you up. Oftentimes it is our own families who will give us up. 

CCM is Building a Sinful Bridge to Yoke All Religions into One

Look at the three men in the photo to the left.  What do you see?  If you didn't know that these are three members of the band Third Day, you'd think they were hit men or the villains from Superman. What's with the funeral looking clothing? At least the BeeGees smiled on their albums.

Young people aren't coming to Christ, they're coming to music, which is more tempting to the flesh than candy is to a baby. Christian Rock is no more Christian than “Christian porno.” God's Holy Spirit NEVER leads us to go contrary to the Bible. God calls Rock music his “enemy” (James 4:4). This world hates Jesus Christ. Third Day are a bunch of deceivers, masquerading as Christians who love the Lord; but their AGENDA is to unite different denominations together under one roof, which means yoking together with unbelieving Catholics in an unholy alliance, which God forbids (2nd Corinthians 6:14-17).

I am very hated for exposing CCM, but someone needs to do it. Although the music itself it beautiful, much of it; the problem is that the people who are singing, promoting, selling and producing CCM are apostates, all using corrupt Bibles, all doctrinally compromised as a result. You cannot use a corrupt Bible without being corrupted. Satan knows this better than anyone, who deceived Eve by twisting around what God said (Genesis 3:1). There's nothing new under the sun. The Devil operates the same rotten way today as he did 6,000 years ago, by deceit and subtlety (2nd Corinthians 11:3). As I said, people are NOT coming to Christ, they are coming to music; and consequently being led into apostasy by the lame, Ecumenical, watered-down, apostate message of the CCM performers.

HUNDREDS-OF-MILLIONS of people (fans) are coming to CCM for the music; but they are not being taught the Doctrine of Christ (2nd John 1:9), nor true Biblical salvation without works of self-righteousness (Romans 4:5). There are multitudes of people who will never know anything more about THE TRUTH, than what CCM leads them to believe; and that is the scary part, because CCM isn't teaching them THE TRUTH. Instead of telling them how to be saved from the Bible; CCM singers twist the lyrics, watering everything down, making nonsense.

They do the same thing as Bernie Taupin (a witch who collaborated with Elton John to write his lyrics). The key characteristic of witchcraft music is to jumble the words so they they don't make sense when you read them; but they put messages into your head as you listen to the music. Mannford Mann, Fleetwood Mac, The Beatles, Elton John, even The Beach Boys believe it or not. The Beach Boys didn't do so hot at making witchcraft music, as it didn't really fit the style; but The Rolling Stones, The Doors, Blue Oyster Cult, The Eagles, and hundreds more did succeed greatly.

Hotel California is pure witchcraft, praising the coming Antichrist (Beast). It is a tributary song to the Church of Satan; and moreover, a song of praise for the Beast. Rock 'N' Roll is all about blasphemy against the holy God of the Bible—promoting substance abuse, Satanism, insanity, fornication, suicide, freakishness, Communism, witchcraft, occultism, hatred and homosexuality. Hotel California is a tribute song to the Church of Satan; but moreover, it's a Satanic offering to the coming Antichrist, THE BEAST, who will be empowered by the Dragon, the Devil (Revelation 13:2).

The CCM singers, sadly, and apostates like Rick Warren (CFR member) are the only connection that some people will ever have to God; but they're being led into the apostate Ecumenical Movement instead, away from the God of the Bible, to worship the Beast. All ecumenical false prophets are using corrupted modern Bibles that completely butcher the Bible. For example: The New International Version [ NIV] removes the words: Godhead, Calvary, fornication, trucebreakers, winebibbers, carnal, slothful, unthankful, effeminate, backbiting, vanity, lasciviousness, whoredom, devils, Lucifer, damnation, brimstone, bottomless pit, regeneration, mercyseat, Calvary, remission, Jehovah, immutable, omnipotent, Comforter, Holy Ghost, Messiah, quickened, infallible, and propitiation. How sad and evil.

If you are coming out of a life of worldliness and sin, and have decided to give your life to Jesus because you heard some CCM band, you will never rise above apostates like Rick Warren and Max Lucado. And you will go to Hell as Judas did, who gave his life to Jesus as one of His very Apostles. You had better get born-again (John 3:1-5) by the Spirit of God (Romans 8:9), by the Seed of God's Word (1st Peter 1:23). We are saved by faith alone in Christ Jesus (Galatians 3:26). ALL CCM bands and singers will NOT tell you that salvation is without works of self-righteousness, to avoid offending their Catholic fans. Catholics have lots of money, which is why Jack Van Impe dipped his sails and started praising the Pope to gain Catholic supporters. It is apostasy!

Psalms:12:1, “Help, LORD; for the godly man ceaseth; for the faithful fail from among the children of men.”

Max Lucado is a Church of Christ Deceiver!

Max Lucado is hiding the fact that he is a demonic Church of Christ minister... 

Recently, his church, which has some 5,000 members, even changed its name from "Oak Hills Church of Christ" to simply "Oak Hills Church."

As a result of Lucado's deception, naive churchgoers have embraced Mr. Lucado's heresies...

Christians of all denominations have embraced Lucado's work. He has written more than 50 books — with more than 39 million in print — including his latest, "Come Thirsty," (W Publishing Group) which came out last year.

SOURCE: http://www.bpnews.net/bpnews.asp?ID=20752

Max Lucado's teachings are dangerous. Lucado was a speaker at the 1995 Christian Booksellers Association (CBA) Convention. Lucado gave a call to unity among Christians across denominational lines. Likening Christians to sailors on the same boat with “one captain” and “one destination,” Lucado urged acceptance between Protestants and Catholics, Baptists, and Presbyterians (Reported in the 12/95, Fundamentalist Digest). 

Luke 6:26, “Woe unto you, when all men shall speak well of you! for so did their fathers to the false prophets.”

Satan: The Master Deceiver!

CCM leads people into religion; but NOT to the Truth of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Just because CCM employs Biblical terms and phrases here and there is NOT sufficient. We see SATAN QUOTING SCRIPTURES to Eve in Genesis 3:1. We see SATAN QUOTING SCRIPTURES TO JESUS in Matthew 4:6. So what if Third Day utilizes some Biblical terms and phrases, so did Satan to Eve and Jesus! In fact, Satan is still quoting and misquoting Scriptures today—through CCM, false bibles, and false prophets. 

Again, I ask you to look at ANY popular CCM artist's website, and show me a Gospel presentation. For CCM fans to claim that the Gospel message is in the music is absurd. If all a person has was Third Day's I feel like I've been born-again lyrics, they'd go straight to Hell when then die. Being Biblically born-again is not a “feeling.” Someone needs to explain that to lead singer of Third Day, Mac Powell. He is wrongly sending the message that there's no such thing as being born-again, it's only a “feeling.” Let me tell you my friend, I don't feel, I KNOW (see 1st John 5:13 in a King James Bible), that I am born-again!!! You can know, beyond any shadow of a doubt. Why? Because salvation is rooted in the promises of God; and not in the faithfulness of men. If you believe on the Son of God, Jesus Christ, to forgive your sins, then you are saved (John 20:31).

CCM is a DEAD-END! Worldly young people aren't coming to Christ, but to worldly music. And that's as far as they'll ever get. The lost world needs the Truth. 

Every unsaved Catholic has no problem listening to the music of Third Day, MercyMe, tobyMac, Point of Grace, dc Talk, Michael W. Smith, et cetera. They're not coming to Jesus Christ to get saved. The fans are praising the band members (John 12:43). The fans are making the band and their producers rich. Truly, the world has gone into apostasy and Satan is greatly pleased with CCM.

Satan's Servants of the New World Order

It's ironic that secular Heavy Metal bands, like MEGADETH, sing about the New World Order (see the song, Endgame, on the album, ENDGAME, 2009); while CCM artists wander as blind men in the dark, grasping for the truth.

Third Day's latest album, Offerings, which recently went Gold, is all praise and worship. Family Christian Stores recently sat down with lead singer, Mac Powell, to discuss the album, the meaning of worship and his work with new band called, Forty Days...

"Also another thing that God's been teaching me is the unity of the body of Christ. He really wants us to join together. He says, "Just as I have loved you, you must love one another." So it's time that we tear down denominational walls and time that we tear down racial barriers and social barriers and things that separate us and come together hand in hand and start loving one another. That's when the world is going to know who we are. They're going to know who we are by our love for one another. That's what the Lord's been teaching us and wanting us to share with people."

Jen Abbas, a writer in Grand Rapids, Michigan, originally conducted this interview for Family Christian Stores' All Access music catalog.

The Devil is a master deceiver (Matthew 7:15; 2nd Corinthians 11:13-14). CCM artists claim that "Jesus really wants us to join together," but there is NO Scriptural support for such thinking. The New World Order is forming before our very eyes. It is the Beast system of the coming Antichrist. In order for the New World Order to succeed, Satan needs to get the masses of this world all traveling in the same direction. This is why we hear so much nowadays about "diversity" and "interfaith cooperation" and "tolerance." It is all sinful compromise. CCM artists are pulling on the same rope as the Devil.

Jesus plainly taught in John 4:24 that you CANNOT worship God without spirit and truth. CCM music is

Jesus said he came to SEPARATE people, "For I am come to set a man at variance against his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the daughter in law against her mother in law" (Matthew 10:35). What did Jesus mean?  He simply meant that the truth DIVIDES people. Jesus meant that we ought to divide over truth, rather than unite by error.

According to the CCM camp, and Mac Powell, we're supposed to unity at all cost. The Word of God commands us to separate, not unite. 

Mac Powell, lead singer of Third Day, states . . . 

“So it's time that we tear down denominational walls and time that we tear down racial barriers and social barriers and things that separate us and come together hand in hand and start loving one another.”

SOURCE: Mac Powell, http://www.familychristian.com/music/interviews/thirdday_offerings.asp

Here's the same quote from Mac Powell, but taken directly from Third Day's album, OFFERINGS: A WORSHIP ALBUM...

“when the listener hears the live version of Conspiracy No. 5's 'My Hope is In You,' the peace and worshipfulness of the song are more powerful. Almost 3 minutes into this 7-plus minute song, Mac addresses the crowd and encourages them (and now us) to just as He has loved us, we must love one another and tear down our denominational walls, racial barriers, and selfishness. The band's boldness is refreshing and important for our generation to hear as we are being taught the complete opposite. The song ends with a beautiful heartfelt sing-a-long and the band rocking out the closing.”

SOURCE: http://www.jesusfreakhideout.com/cdreviews/Offerings.asp

Many professed Christians are NOT Christians; but are unsaved, bound for Hell in false religion. This includes Lutherans, who follow Martin Luther's damnable teaching on Baptismal Regeneration. This includes Mormonism and the cult of the Jehovah's Witnesses. Both groups deny that Jesus' is almighty God. Seventh-Day Adventism errantly teaches that faith alone in Jesus Christ is not sufficient to be saved. The Baha'i faith is another false religion, who teach works salvation. 

Romans 1:16 declares that people can only be saved through the power of the Gospel, nothing else. Third Day doesn't even present the Gospel on their website. Oh that men cared about men.

Popular with the World

The Apostle Paul was not very liked (Galatians 4:16). Jesus was not very liked. In fact, the Jews murdered Him for speaking the truth. Jesus clearly said that the world would HATE US, not love us. John 15:19 declares...

 "If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you."

Yet, CCM artists are loved by the world, because they are of the world. There's no difference. I have more respect for honest secular entertainers, than I do for dishonest CCM artists who masquerades as Christians. Pick which side you're on.

Conclusion of the Matter

Please know that I don't condemn anyone, for the Bible condemns all of us as guilty, dirty, rotten, hell-deserving sinners. My salvation solely rests in Christ's righteousness, because of the precious blood that He gave for our sins.

My intention is not to be unkind; but rather, to expose the demonic nature of the Contemporary Christian Music [CCM] industry that leads churchgoers into worldliness, apostasy and a false Gospel.

Third Day sings some very beautiful music, from a secular viewpoint. But the deeper question is who are they really serving? The answer is Satan. As hard as that may be to grasp, you have to look at their band, images and music from a Biblical perspective. If all a person ever had was the music of Third Day, they'd go to Hell forever in their sins without Jesus Christ. A “feeling” is not enough to get into Heaven. Your sins need to be forgiven. You need a Savior. His name is Jesus! Ye must be born again!

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