Beware CCM Singer Matt Maher—
Roman Catholic False Prophet!

by David J. Stewart | August 2012

John 12:43, “For they loved the praise of men more than the praise of God.”

       Contemporary Christian Music (CCM) is of the Devil. Matt Maher is a false prophet! All across America and the world, apostates are falling for the Devil's gimmick of the new religion of “Praise Worship.” The doctrine of Christ has been replaced with psychology. Holy Spirit conviction has been replaced with emotional experience. Biblical doctrine has been replaced with entertainment. Apostate so-called churches like HILLSONG have turned music into a religion. Literally, music is the new religion for today's youth!

Satan is using WORSHIP to unite the unsaved Roman Catholic religion with evangelical churches, and he's using music as the universal language (or should I say, weapon). One of the most popular CCM radio stations on the internet is K-LOVE, who are serving Satan and promoting the hellish Roman Catholic religion. Music is a deadly spiritual weapon!!!

Matt Maher is a Roman Catholic worship leader and minister in Mesa, Arizona...

Roman Catholic false Christian, Matt Maher"Matt Maher is a contemporary worship leader in the Catholic faith. Since most people outside of the Catholic faith find "contemporary worship" and "Catholic" to be two things they would never associate as going together, I asked Matt to describe himself and what he does for me. Here is what he had to say ...

"I’m a worship leader out of Mesa Arizona. Primarily I work full time at a church. I’ve done some touring and traveling over the years, but I work 20 hours a week as a worship leader and 20 hours a week as young adult minister. I lead a college Bible study. It’s a Catholic Church, which kind of surprises a lot of people. The joy that I really feel, as part of my ministry, is that I’ve been kind of going out more and traveling and working with different people breaking down those stereotypes because people have a lot of Catholic stereotypes. I’m just letting them know that there is a generation, now rising, of Catholics who recognize the gift of Salvation that’s been given to them and that see the need for a daily relationship with Jesus and pursue it. And pursue Him actively in His Word, and also pursue it in the Sacrament. Primarily, I think the way that God has been using me to reach out to people is through worship."

SOURCE: Matt Maher Interview

Maher is either delusional or a big liar. The Catholic catechism teaches that personal good works are necessary for salvation. Who does Maher think he's kidding? Catholics aren't coming around in their philosophies? Salvation is NOT adopting Christian dogma or philosophies. Christianity is NOT a relationship with Jesus. Christianity is a new birth by faith alone in the Gospel of Jesus Christ. A gift cannot be earned, which negates the Catholic faith for ADDING the seven sacraments to faith alone in the finished redemptive work of Christ.

Let's take a look at that last paragraph again...

“I’ve been kind of going out more and traveling and working with different people breaking down those stereotypes because people have a lot of Catholic stereotypes. I’m just letting them know that there is a generation, now rising, of Catholics who recognize the gift of Salvation that’s been given to them and that see the need for a daily relationship with Jesus and pursue it. And pursue Him actively in His Word, and also pursue it in the Sacrament. Primarily, I think the way that God has been using me to reach out to people is through worship.”

SOURCE: Matt Maher Interview

Catholic stereotypes? What a deceiver! So now the truth about Catholicism is now called a stereotype? They're NOT stereotypes. Catholics are taught that they don't even need faith to be saved. Catholics have adopted a perverted understanding of what it means to be Biblically born again. Roman Catholics are even taught that devotion to the virgin Mary can save them. What a demonic cult!!! Over 1,000,000,000 lost souls in this world are followers of the Satanic Catholic religion. Most Catholics are sinfully proud and extremely arrogant, defensive of a religion they can't even defend with sound doctrine. All they know is what their priests tell them. I've never met one Catholic who could truly defend their religious faith. You see, Catholics sinfully elevate the traditions of the Vatican as being equal with the Bible.


Matt Maher is another ecumenical false prophet attempting to close the gap between evangelical Christians and the Satanic Catholic religion. Ecumenism is the promotion of unbiblical cooperation between different religions. First, please understand that salvation is NOT found in any religion; but rather, in a Person—The Lord Jesus Christ! But at least most Baptist churches still teach salvation by grace through faith PLUS NOTHING! The Vatican has always taught manmade traditions, which include sacramental salvation and baptismal regeneration. Evangelical Christians are forbidding in the Scriptures from joining together with unsaved Catholics...

2nd Corinthians 6:14-17, “Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness? And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel? And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you.”

Catholicism is a prisonhouse of religion, a cesspool of iniquity. Oh, that the Catholic religion had never started. Roman Catholics are misled to believe that the Catholic Church is the body of Christ, and that water baptism is the door into the Church and the beginning of salvation. The Bible totally disagrees with those teachings. The Bible teaches that we are saved the moment that we place our trust in the Gospel of Jesus Christ (which teaches that Christ died, was buried and rose again after three days for our justification). The Lord shed His precious blood for our sins, to wash them all away by faith.

John 20:31, “But these are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing ye might have life through his name.” Ephesians 2:8-9, “For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.” Both Catholics and Jehovah's Witnesses share the same corrupt view that salvation is a gift, but it still requires human effort to obtain it...

Jehovah's Witnesses:

"Salvation is a free gift from God. It cannot be earned. Yet it does require effort on our part."

SOURCE: What Must We Do to Be Saved? - Jehovah's Witnesses Official Web Site

That's exactly what Matt Maher is also teaching...

“there is a generation, now rising, of Catholics who recognize the gift of Salvation that’s been given to them... and also pursue it in the Sacrament.”

SOURCE: Matt Maher Interview

You cannot pursue salvation in the sacrament. You cannot receive the gift of God in the sacrament. By sacrament, let's be clear, there are SEVEN SACRAMENTS in the Catholic religion!!! The concept of a free gift that must be earned is a lie of the Devil. False prophet always speak out of both sides of their mouth. The hardest part about getting people saved is first getting them lost. Catholics love their religion and are very difficult to lead away from their religious family. I've noticed my whole life that Catholics in general have much contempt and hatred for Baptists and those who teach contrary to the almighty Vatican. Well the inspired Word of God exposes the Catholic religion as a massive fraud.

The Immaculate Deception Of Mary, and the Perpetual Assassination Of Mary, and the Bodily Assumption Of Mary are all woeful false doctrines of the damned Catholic Church. They are damned already, because they have not believed on the only begotten Son of God; but rather, they are depending on the arm of man through the Church to save them. Christ is only symbolic in Catholicism, but the true worship is of statues of patron saints and the blessed virgin Mary. May I say, Mary is NOTHING!!! The Bible says that Jesus is the name above every other name (Philippians 2:9-10), but Catholics worship Mary, Mary, Mary. They speak the name of Mary 53 times in a standard Rosary, but never whisper the name of Jesus once. Their not fooling everyone! But the hardest thing to grasp is why professed evangelical Christians like Amy Grant, Avalon and Steven Curtis Chapman go along wholeheartedly with the Catholic cult of doom.

Michael W. Smith is super mega popular all around the world for his musical abilities, composing songs and singing voice. Smith's music is even used in Independent Fundamental Baptist churches across America, shamefully so. Michael W. Smith hob knobs (rubs shoulders) with Mormons, Roman Catholics and anybody he comes across in the music business.

Look at the concert poster to the left. Michael W. Smith yokes together with Catholics instead of separating from them as the Bible commands as you just read in 2nd Corinthians 6:14-17. Matt Maher is a Roman Catholic worship leader and minister in Mesa, Arizona. At the parish Maher teaches the catechism and the sacraments, as do all Catholic ministers.

Do you see what the Devil is trying to do? Satan is trying to get God's children to yoke together with Satan's children. This was the woeful sin of Balaam, the prophet for hire! Balaam led God's children to marry the unsaved heathens and it brought God's curse upon the nation. Michael W. Smith is dangerous spiritually to churches today, because he is an ecumenical bridge between evangelicalism and Roman Catholicism. The consequences is that many churches are changing and dying spiritually, embracing a false gospel of works salvation. A church is not a church just because they hang out a sign. A church must strive lawfully according to the Scriptures. Any religious group that doesn't follow the teachings of the Word of God are a cult instead of a Biblical New Testament Church. The Bible must be the final and only Authority of the New Testament Church!!!

The Church At Galatia Verses A Local Works-Based Religious Cult

In the book of Galatians we learn about a false cult who required circumcision to be saved. This is works salvation. Instead of being based solely upon the love, gift and promise of God as genuine salvation is; their false plan of salvation is rooted in man's self-righteousness, human effort and the manmade traditions of the church. God's curse is upon the latter, which is a road to Hell (Galatians 1:7-9). God warned the Christians at Galatia that if they joined with the unbelievers that they would reap what they had sown (Galatians 6:7).

Galatians 6:7-15, “Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting. And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not. As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all men, especially unto them who are of the household of faith. Ye see how large a letter I have written unto you with mine own hand. As many as desire to make a fair shew in the flesh, they constrain you to be circumcised; only lest they should suffer persecution for the cross of Christ. For neither they themselves who are circumcised keep the law; but desire to have you circumcised, that they may glory in your flesh. 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. For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision availeth any thing, nor uncircumcision, but a new creature.”

The Apostle Paul rebukes the immature believers at the Galatian church for their lack of faith and warns them that adding anything to the cross of Jesus Christ availeth NOTHING. Paul said he didn't glory in anything except the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ. Circumcision availeth nothing!!! And may I say, sacraments availeth NOTHING! Water baptism availeth NOTHING! The mass availeth NOTHING! Ye must be born again (John 3:5)!!!

Paul warned the believers at Galatia that they would reap what they had sown if they joined together with a religious cult. Michael W. Smith and many other CCM performers have joined together with the religious cult of Roman Catholicism, of which Matt Maher is a leader. All across America you've got non-denominational churches, Baptists and Methodists praising Matt Maher, and they don't even realize that he's a staunch Roman Catholic!!!

I don't hate Catholics and anybody who says otherwise is a liar. I love all people, regardless of their beliefs, sexual orientation, race or background. I love everyone with God's unconditional love. But the Bible says in Ephesians 4:15, “BUT SPEAKING THE TRUTH IN LOVE...” If I didn't care about people, then I wouldn't take a stand like I do. I don't get paid to do this (and Hell will freeze over before I ever receive a penny for serving God). I care about others. But moreover, I care about THE TRUTH because God cares about the truth.

Jesus told the Samaritan woman at the well in John 4:24 that God can only be worshipped in spirit and in truth. Roman Catholics worship God in vain because they do not obey THE TRUTH. Mark 7:7, “Howbeit in vain do they worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.” Oh, my friend, you cannot worship God in heresy and false doctrine. Most religions are saturated with lies and deceit, because the god of this world, Satan, wants to take you to the Lake of Fire with him (Matthew 7:13-15; 2nd Corinthians 11:3-4,13-15; Revelation 20:11-15).

I was created and born into this world with one purpose, and that is to PLEASE MY CREATOR (Revelation 4:11). Philippians 2:4-5 tells me to think on the things of OTHERS with concern as Jesus did. Philippians 2:20-21 tells me to care about the things of the Lord Jesus Christ, which most believers sadly don't. Colossians 3:1-3 commands me to set my affections on things above in Heaven where the Lord is seated on the Father's right-hand.

The CCM Gang Don't Care About Sound Doctrine

Bible doctrine takes a back seat and is not a critical matter to CCM apostates today. Money is what matters to these fakes who masquerade as God-fearing Christians! I tell you... there is no fear of God before their eyes (Romans 3:18). If there were, then they'd expose the false teachings of the Catholic religion instead of supporting them. The CCM crowd calls sinful compromise love, but that's not love. How is letting over 1,000,000,000 Roman Catholics burn in Hell for all eternity love? That's not love. Literally, Michael W. Smith, Amy Grant and all the CCM crowd are LOVING SINNERS TO DEATH IN HELL FOR EVER AND EVER!!! No wonder Jesus asked if He would find faith when He returns (Luke 18:8).

Matt Maher is a false prophet who falsely claims that Roman Catholics and evangelicals both recognize the GIFT OF SALVATION. That is a lie! Catholics all teach that a person must do good works to be saved. How can that be a gift? Catholics are required to keep the Seven Sacraments, which includes being water baptized and partaking regularly of Catholic mass (called the doctrine of transubstantiation). How is that a gift? Catholics follow manmade traditions instead of the inspired Words of God (Mark 7:6-13). That's not a gift.

Ecumenism is a false doctrine of the Devil, leading today churches into apostasy through the vehicle of music. Mary adoration is false worship! Catholicism is straight out of the pits of Hell. Yet, Matt Maher and many Contemporary Christian Music (CCM) sinners today are hellbound Catholics.

Interestingly, Nebuchadnezzar used an image (Daniel 3:5-7) and demanded worship at the sound of the music. That's very interesting. Everyone was told to bow to the 90-foot obelisk when they heard the music. Why did king Nebuchadnezzar tell the people from all nations to worship the image instead of him directly? It's because the image projected the man. That's very important to understand. The Great Pyramid and The All-Seeing Eye are iconic images used to represent the coming Antichrist and his kingdom, called the New World Order.

The Antichrist will do the same thing as did king Nebuchadnezzar (Revelation 13:15). It is not mere coincidence that we are seeing occult IMAGES all over the place today, in our faces. The world is being prepared to worship the coming Antichrist. If the coming of the Antichrist weren't near, then we wouldn't see all this preparation for his coming. That ought to either excite you if you are a born-again Christian, or frighten you if you are an enemy of the cross of Jesus Christ. We are now living in the End Times my friend.

Most Believers Are Serving God In Vain

Unsaved reprobates like Steven Curtis Chapman perform regularly at Roman Catholic events. Chapman's music is a favorite at Catholic weddings. I wonder if the popular so-called Christian musicians and singers of today have any idea just what the Roman Catholic Church is all about. Catholicism is the biggest cult in the world! Rome never changes and those who believe in Biblical justification by grace through faith PLUS NOTHING are still condemned by the Roman Catholic Church. If we were not in the 21st century we too would be burned at the stake. Who knows, maybe we soon will be?

I seriously doubt the salvation of all these CCM singers. I know that Matt Maher is not saved, because he admittedly trusts in the seven sacraments to save him. If Amy Grant is saved, and I doubt it, they are all serving the Devil through their music. God is not honored by apostasy. All they sing about is love, peace and joy; but the doctrine of Christ is abandoned. The Gospel is left out. Trusting Jesus is NOT the Gospel. Starting a relationship with Jesus is NOT the Gospel. 1st Corinthians 15:1-4 defines the Gospel as the DEATH, BURIAL and RESURRECTION of Jesus Christ. That is the Gospel. Inviting Jesus into your heart is NOT the Gospel. Praying a sinner's prayer is NOT the Gospel. Mark 1:15 says to repent and believe THE GOSPEL. To be saved, you repent of your unbelief and turn to God by faith in the death, burial and resurrection of Christ as payment for your sins.

The Bible says that you're laboring IN VAIN if you're not holding forth the Word of Life (the Gospel)...

Philippians 2:16, “Holding forth the word of life; that I may rejoice in the day of Christ, that I have not run in vain, neither laboured in vain.”

Your labor is only not in vain if you're preaching the Gospel to get people saved. Singing doesn't lead people to the Lord. Singing doesn't built lives, it temporarily comforts perhaps, but that's not a changed life. CCM music is like a drug, inducing a euphoric experience into the listener's mind, but there's no Biblical doctrine to permanently change the soul. You can listen to CCM for a year and be no closer to the Lord for it. I don't care who you are, you cannot grow spiritually without the milk and meat of the Word of God (1st Peter 2:2; Hebrews 4:12; Matthew 4:4).

Music is an illusion. It's not real. It is only a temporary fad. The Bible says that the world passes away and the lusts thereof, but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever (1st John 2:15-17). The truth is that today's Contemporary Christian Music (CCM) is in fact, religious music. The musical artists employ religious lingo and theological terms, but there's really no message to grab hold of. There's nothing to hang on to. They often use repetitive phrases, chants which are very reminiscent of the Catholic Rosary. It's not genuine worship of God, but rather, personal entertainment. God is not worshipped with entertainment. Jesus said that God the Father can only by worshipped in spirit and truth.

Today's churches seek to create atmosphere, but that's creepy. The Bible teaches the power of the Holy Spirit, not psychology or entertainment. Beware of the new religion infecting churches today. I could go on and on. All of the women in today's religious music movement are feminists. They've all removed obedience from everything pertaining to women. K-LOVE CCM radio promotes the feminist group, PROVERBS 31 MINISTRY, who leave out the Biblical command for wives to OBEY their husbands.

1st Corinthians 15:58, “Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.”

Philippians 2:16, “Holding forth the word of life; that I may rejoice in the day of Christ, that I have not run in vain, neither laboured in vain.”

Romans 1:16, “For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.” 1st John 2:23, “Whosoever denieth the Son, the same hath not the Father: (but) he that acknowledgeth the Son hath the Father also.”

Steven Curtis Chapman performs regularly for Catholics. Doesn't anybody care that Catholics pervert the Gospel and teach people how to go to Hell? Priests lie and falsely claim the power to forgive people's sins, when they can't even forgive their own sins.

The question is, who is Steven Curtis Chapman in favor of—the Biblical Jesus and Biblical salvation, or the Roman Catholic Church's Mary Worship and Roman Catholic perversion of salvation?  You can't have both and call yourself a follower of Jesus Christ. The Bible is very clear concerning the free gift of eternal life. Only Biblical salvation (which comes by believing that Jesus died, was buried and rose again bodily three days later) will get a person into Heaven! This is THE GOSPEL. Faith in the Gospel is salvation, not keeping the seven sacraments and devotion to Mary. Clearly, Chapman favors apostasy, choosing fame and fortune over doctrine and righteousness. CCM singers are a bunch of sellouts!!!

The following concert evidences that Matt Maher (a Catholic minister) is yoked together with Max Lucado and all the rest of these heretics...

“This 7 day cruise will leave Seattle, WA on July 14, 2012 and will make stops in Juneau, Glacier Bay, Sitka, Ketchikan, and Victoria, British Columbia. Third Day will be joined by their good friends Max Lucado, Trevor Morgan, and Matt Maher. You will be able to hear performances by Third Day, Matt Maher, and Trevor Morgan, as well as speaker/author Max Lucado. We hope you'll join us in this once in a lifetime opportunity. Come join Third Day and friends in a week long celebration of God's amazing creation, the unspoiled Alaskan wilderness.”


Max Lucado never criticizes the Roman Catholic religion; but instead, he joins them for love, cooperation and religious concerts that accomplish absolutely NOTHING for God. Satan's cause is furthered, which is a global homogenized religion that doesn't really believe anything other than love and get together in Jesus' name. That's a demonic message. The Bible is not just a Book for theologians. Jesus commanded every believer to SEARCH THE SCRIPTURES.

This modern wishy-washy type of one-size-fits-all type of religion is Satanic. Matt Maher is a wolf in sheep's clothing, a false prophet who falsely claims that CATHOLICS are becoming free-grace evangelicals...

“I’m just letting them know that there is a generation, now rising, of Catholics who recognize the gift of Salvation that’s been given to them and that see the need for a daily relationship with Jesus and pursue it.”

SOURCE: Matt Maher Interview

Romans 11:6 plainly states, “And if by grace, then is it no more of works: otherwise grace is no more grace. But if it be of works, then is it no more grace: otherwise work is no more work.” Salvation is either by grace or works, but it cannot be both. The Bible teaches that man's self-righteous works are unacceptable to God (Isaiah 64:6). The righteousness of Jesus Christ is the only payment God will accept (Acts 4:10-12). Jesus died, was buried and rose from the dead three days later (1st Corinthians 15:1-4). Christ shed His precious blood for our sins (1st Peter 1:18-19). Will you receive Christ's redemptive work as payment for your sins? Jesus paid it all. We are saved by repenting of our unbelief and believing THE GOSPEL.

Matt Maher speaks about a relationship with Jesus Christ, but that's not the Gospel. The Gospel is that Christ died for our sins and arose from the dead. Do you believe? Putting one's faith in Jesus is NOT the Gospel. The cross must be included. Inviting Jesus into your life or heart is not the Gospel. It is a false Gospel to tell people to prayer a sinner's prayer, unless you explain to them that Jesus died, was buried and resurrected after three days. That's the Gospel according to 1st Corinthians 15:1-4. Our faith plus the Gospel equals salvation. Hebrews 4:2, “For unto us was the gospel preached, as well as unto them: but the word preached did not profit them, not being mixed with faith in them that heard it.”

CCM singers will never tell you how to get saved, because they're too busy making money and playing church. The Biblical Gospel EXCLUDES all forms of self-righteousness, and that includes that Satanic Seven Sacraments of the Roman Catholic religion. Matt Maher won't tell you that, because he's a Catholic minister (if not a priest). Catholics are liars who claim to be moving toward a free-grace view of the Gospel. As long as the 7-sacraments are required, there can be NO salvation. ADDING anything to faith alone in Christ Jesus is a road straight to Hell. If Catholics are becoming wishy-washy in their convictions, that in no way makes them born again Christians. In Biblical salvation, Christ does ALL the saving. Amen!

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