Christian Rock - Blessing or Blasphemy?


by Terry Watkins | SOURCE

On this tract we're going to examine Contemporary Christian Music.

Before I was saved, rock music was my life. A former rock guitarist, (and yes, I still play the guitar) I know the love for rock music people have. But I also know the source and effects of rock music. I have spent thousands of hours researching rock music.

Music is very important in the spiritual life of a child of God. And the wrong music can spiritually destroy the child of God.

I ask you to prayerfully obey, 1 Thess. 5:21-23, "Prove all things; hold fast that which is good. Abstain from all appearance of evil. And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ."

We also have a Christian Rock: Questions and Answers page and a Bible Guidelines for Christian Music(link available at end), in which, we answer many of the questions readers have asked. We provide Biblical and documented answers to the following questions, and more:

  • Are you doing this because you don't like rock music?
  • What gives you the right to judge the CCM artists?
  • Aren't you causing divisions among Christians?
  • Aren't you doing more harm than good attacking other Christians?
  • What's wrong with using rock as a tool to reach young people?
  • What about the "thousands" of people getting saved at CCM concerts?
  • How can you reach lost young people with the "old" hymns?
  • Didn't Martin Luther and General William Booth use bar tunes in their music?
  • Why should the Devil have all the good music?
  • But aren't you limiting God?
  • But isn't music neutral?
  • Isn't it better for Christians to listen to Christian rock than Secular rock?
  • What about soft-rock music like Steve Greene and Twila Paris?
  • How can CCM lift up the Lord Jesus and yet be wrong?
  • Have you contacted the CCM artists according to Matthew 18:15?
  • Will listening to "rock music" send me to hell?

Blessed Assurance, Jesus is Mine,
Dial-the-Truth Ministries

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In the early 1950's, Cleveland disc jockey Allan Freed, revolutionized the music world. . .

Borrowing a ghetto term for sexual fornication, he coined the term "ROCK N ROLL". The Encyclopaedia Britannica Yearbook for 1956 described rock'n roll as, "insistent savagery . . . deliberately competing with the artistic ideals of the jungle."

The Christian community cried against this "tool of Satan." But in the 70's, a sinister hand began planting a small, but deadly seed. And the walls began to crumble. And like a raging hurricane, rock began desecrating the sacred music of the church. In they came; Bill Gaither, the Imperials, Dallas Holmes, Randy Stonehill, Keith Greene, and others. Today, rock music is a common companion of the church. And as you'll soon read; the rebellion, the sexual theme, the blasphemy, the occult influence, are found "lurking under the cover" of Christian rock.

Amy Grant


The queen-bee of Christian rock is Amy Grant. Amy's song, "Baby, Baby", was unprecedented in Gospel Music history topping the chart as the number-one spot on Billboard magazine. Is the secular world "turning on" to Jesus? Not hardly. . . People magazine (July 15, 1991 p.71) says of Amy's video Baby, Baby , "There's saintly Amy cuddling some hunky guy, crooning "Baby, Baby" into his ear and looking pretty SLEEK AND SINFUL. . ." After all, Amy confesses, "I'm trying to look SEXY to sell a record . . ." (Rolling Stone, June 6, 1985 p. 10)

The Bible says in 2 Timothy 2:22, "Flee also youthful lusts:", but Amy says, "Petting happens . . . As a teenager, when I gave part of me to someone, I knew I was just going to flirt, HAVE A LITTLE FUN, . . ."(Bob Millard, Amy Grant, (New York, 1986),p. 30)

Amy says in Ladies Home Journal (December, 1985, p. 100), "I have a healthy sense of right and wrong, but sometimes, for example, using foul, exclamation-point words among friends can be good for a laugh."

Amy says, "Why isolate yourself? Your life isolates you enough. I'm isolated when I walk into a room and somebody says, She's a Christian and NOBODY OFFERS ME A JOINT and all the coke (cocaine) disappears. . ." (Bob Millard, Amy Grant, (New York, 1986), p. 169) Husband Gary Chapman confessed in People magazine (July 15, 1991 p. 72), of a six-year cocaine and marijuana addiction! Amy also says, "I remember years ago — the first time I smelled anybody smoking a joint at a concert, I WAS THRILLED . . . it meant to me that obviously this person is not affected by the church peer pressure."(Bob Millard, Amy Grant, (New York, 1986),p. 30)

On Amy's video, That's What Love Is For , Amy is dressed in a red robe, (used in witchcraft rituals) flashing on the palms of her hands, a six-pointed-star — A HEXAGRAM! Sean Sellars, a fomer satanist on death row, for sacrificing 3 people to Satan, says in his book Web of Darkness (p.51), the hexagram "is said by some to be the most powerful and evil sign in satanism and of all the occult world. The hexagram is used mainly in witchcraft to summon demons from the underworld. The word hex which means to place a curse on someone, originated from this sign." And the primary point of contact in the transmission of spirits — is the hand!

One of the most widespread and best known satanic signs is the I1 Cornuto, also known as the "satanic salute" and the "horned hand". It is made by, making a fist and extending the first (index) and last (pinkie) finger. For example . The satanic salute is displayed by satanists to acknowledge their allegiance to Satan. Anton LaVey, displays it on the back cover of The Satanic Bible. The satanic salute is popular in rock music. And on the Michael W. Smith, In Concert (Reunion Records, 1985) video tape Amy Grant clearly flashes the "satanic salute"! And it is NOT the sign language for "I love you", where the thumb is openly extended! Amy delibertely flashes the "satanic salute" at least two separate times on the video, displaying it for several seconds!


Is Amy Grant a Satanist? Absolutely NOT!

But there is a definite spirit invoked in rock music, secular or Christian — and it's NOT the Holy Spirit! And many times, people involved in rock music get "caught up in this unholy spirit"!

During a 1993 Ophrah Winfrey interview, Michael Jackson, explained the reason for some of his fithly sexual gestures during his concerts:

"It happens subliminally. IT'S THE MUSIC THAT COMPELS ME TO DO IT. You don't think about it, it just happens. I'M SLAVE TO THE RHYTHM."
(The Evening Star
, Feb. 11, 1993, p. A10)

It's NOT the lyrics! It's the MUSIC!

How can the Holy Spirit of the Bible use fleshly music!


"For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these ARE CONTRARY THE ONE TO THE OTHER: so that ye cannot do the things that ye would."
Galatians 5:17

Amy's album, House of Love includes the environmental-mother-earth song, Big Yellow Taxi, by new-age-priestess — Joni Mitchell. Time magazine, (December, 16, 1974, p.63) tells of Joni Mitchells intimate relationship with a muse (a demon spirit) named Art. Joni says, "I feel like I'm married to this guy named Art, I'm responsible to my Art above all else." Some of the words to Big Yellow Taxi, "They paved paradise and put up a parking lot". How different from the words of the Lord Jesus in Luke 23:43, "And Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, To day shalt thou be with me in paradise. Of course, what's the Bible and Jesus got to do with "CHRISTian" rock?

Amy's latest album, Behind the Eyes goes even further to "exorcise" any Christian influence. Christianity Today (12/8/97), in article entitled, "Where's the Gospel?", writes:

"Amy Grant's latest album has thrown the Contemporary Christian Music industry into a first-rate identity crisis. . . Grant's newest release, Behind the Eyes, comes as no surprise given the course of her career since Unguarded (1985), the first of her albums to be distributed jointly by CCM label Myrrh in the evangelical market and A&M in the mainstream market. Previous "crossover" projects, however, had made at least some mention of God or Jesus. The complete absence of explicitly Christian lyrical content on Behind the Eyes has renewed a debate in the CCM industry about what constitutes Christian music." (Christianity Today, Dec., 8, 1997, "Where's the Gospel?")

CCM has gotten so far off the track, Amy, admitts in Christianity Today, she doesn't even know what Christian music is, "I DON'T KNOW if Behind the Eyes is a Christian record. Being able to label it Christian or non-Christian is not the point for me."

CCM is in such as worldly, compromising, money-making, confusing, mess — it's "number-one-star" does NOT even know if her album is Christian! CHRISTian is a disciple of Jesus Christ! If it's not about the Lord Jesus Christ — it is NOT CHRISTian! A music buyer for religious stores mentioned in Christianity Today, truthfully says of Behind the Eyes, "It's NOT a Christian album. A Christian album should be clear on the person of Christ, and these lyrics are not."

Christianity Today, makes a keen observation, as it emphasizes that, incrediably, some songs by secular performers are more Christian than CCM's! Christianity Today asks the following enlightening question, in reference to secular, Mary Chapin Carpenter's, "I Am a Town" — "If Carpenter can sing, 'I'm a Baptist like my daddy, Jesus knows my name,' why does Grant have to be so discreet about her faith?" Very good quesion. . . Why does CCM have to be so discreet about their faith? Why does a supposedly Christian NOT want to sing about the Lord Jesus Christ?

The German reformer and musician, Martin Luther puts it bluntly - "whoever does NOT want to song and speak of it shows that he does not believe it". According to Luther — they're NOT saved!

"We should praise God with both word and music, namely by proclaiming [the Word of God] through music. . .He who believes earnestly cannot be quiet about it. But he must gladly and willingly sing and speak about it so that others may come and hear it. And whoever does NOT want to song and speak of it shows that he does not believe it." (Don Cusic, The Sound of Light, p. 15)

Because of Grant's (and CCM's) obvious UNChristian lyrics, Christianity Today, writes:

"The Christian music industry has been unsure how to categorize Grant's latest offering, so much so, in fact, that the GMA and Christian Music Trade Association (CMTA) initiated a re-evaluation of existing guidelines for GMA Dove Award eligibility and sales chart placement."

Not to dare break their "compromising-wordly-commercial-track-record", GMA, did allow Grant's Behind the Eyes in the Dove Awards — and "presto" — Behind the Eyes was the 1998 Dove Award's, Pop/Contemporary Album of the Year!

Stan Moser, former head of Word Records (the man responsible for signing Amy Grant) and CEO of Star Song Records, was one of the pioneers and most important executives in CCM. And after 26 years in CCM, in November 1995, walked away from CCM. In an article in Christianity Today, titled "We Have Created a Monster" about CCM, Mr. Moser freely admits:


"But to be candid, I look at the majority of the music I hear today and think it's virtually meaningless." (Christianity Today, "We Have Created a Monster", May 20, 1996 p. 27)

Mr. Moser goes on to make this eye-opening statement:

". . .I would probably be more inclined to call the industry 'commercial Christian music,' rather than 'contemporary Christian music.'" (Christianity Today, "We Have Created a Monster", May 20, 1996 p. 27)

CCM artist, Michael Card, admits that much of CCM - is NOT Christian:

"The lyrics of a good number of the songs don't betray anything specifically Christian - they may have some moral message, but not a lot of the big songs are identifiably Christian. . . 'What happens to the message when we start getting the music to as many people as possible?' There is an essential part of the gospel that's not ever going to sell. The gospel is good news, but it is also bad news: 'You are a sinner, and you are hopeless.' How is a multimillion-dollar record company going to take that? That's a part of the message, too, and if that's taken out - and it frequently is in Christian music - it ceases to be the gospel." (Can't Buy Me Love, Christianity Today, May 20, 1996, p. 25)

Michael Card, makes this alarming statement about CCM:

"The direction and value system are getting worse faster than any of us can imagine." (Can't Buy Me Ministry, Christianity Today, May 20, 1996 (p. 22)

Sandi Patti


Following the footsteps of Amy is Sandi Patti. Sandi Patti is the highest paid Gospel entertainer in the world,averaging $75,000 for a two-hour performance (Don Cusic, Sandi Patti, (New York, 1988),pp. 211-212) (not to mention profits from T-shirts, records, etc). At $37,000 an hour, who is Sandi Patti really serving? God or mammon? Jesus Christ said in Matthew 6:24, "No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; . . .Ye cannot serve God and mammon."

Sandi's album, LeVoyage, is so rock oriented CCM Magazine (May 93 p.40) says ". . . old-line Patti fans are either going to be seeking refunds in droves, or be so flabbergasted at seeing an entirely new side of her . . . ." And of course, the wonderful name of Jesus is nowhere to be found.

Out of over 2000 words — the name of Jesus is nowhere to be found! What do these so-called CHRISTian stars have against the wonderful name of Jesus? You would think a real Christian would want to tell the whole world about Jesus!

What a difference from the disciples (some REAL Christians) in Acts 5:42 says, " And daily in the temple, and in every house, they ceased not to teach and preach Jesus Christ."

According to Christianity Today (September 11, 1995 pp. 72-74) Sandi Patti was committing adultery with Don Pesli as far back as 1991! And the article (p. 72) also stated that, "According to several independent sources who at different times were aware of Patty's activities, she took part in two extramarital relationships, in both cases with married men." A large part of Sandi Patti's career — she was committing adultery with married men! How could the Holy Spirit possibly bless her music!

Rather than do what the Bible commands (after all, what's the Bible got to do with it...) and get her previous marriage right with God, as her first husband wanted, — Sandi's adulterous appetite "wrecked" two families. And on August 6, 1995, after divorcing her first husband, she married Don Peslis. No wonder the name of Jesus wasn't on her last albums! Anyone living in such gross sin would have a hard time singing about sinless Jesus! 2 Timothy 2:19, ". . . Let every one that nameth the name of Christ depart from iniquity."

PsychoHeresy Awareness Letter gives the following Biblical analysis of Sandi's lying and adultery:

A recent World magazine article (September 16, 1995) states:

Ms. Patty, who claims to have been in counseling since 1989, attributes her pattern of "keeping secrets" to her childhood molestation, the memory of which she recovered in therapy.

The article reveals that prior to her divorce Patty was already involved in an adulterous relationship with Don Peslis, a former backup singer. Patty and Peslis both divorced their spouses and are now married. According to a Christianity Today article (October 23, 1995, p. 89), "Patty also admitted to another adulterous relationship."

The subtitle of the World magazine article is: "Gospel singer Sandi Patty confesses to adulterous affair." The title of the article is "She did it her way." Yes, she certainly "did it her way," but it was not God's way. God's way is not committing adultery or lying; nor is it God's way to destroy two families and to stand as a horrible testimony to the world and to the children involved.

Psychotherapy may have made her feel better about herself while disobeying God and destroying her family. It may have given her some bogus excuses at the time. And, perhaps it's helping her rationalize the pain she has caused others. But. that's not God's way. (PsychoHeresy Awareness Letter, Nov.-Dec. 1995 p.8)

Combine the sinful heart with the sinful flesh and you have the adultery and lying that have characterized Sandi Patty's life. . . .

Patty's rising popularity is indicative of the trashed condition of Christians who claim the name of Christ but will not follow the doctrines of the Bible. Marrying a partner in adultery does not make the relationship right. It constitutes a continual condition of disobedience to God. How does one repent of adultery while one continues in an ongoing relationship with a former accomplice in adultery? Sin is further compounded while it festers under the lackly sanctions of a compromised institution. . . . by God's standards Sandi Patty simply moved from adultery into a sinful divorce and then into marriage with her adultery partner, who divorced his wife. (PsychoHeresy Awareness Letter, March-April 1998 pp.1,8)

To read the articles by PsychoHeresy Awareness on Sandi Patty in their entirety, which also provides information into Sandi's unbiblical "memory psychotheraphy".Read it.

Matthew 16:13-23 has an amazing dialogue, between Jesus, Peter and Satan:

13 When Jesus came into the coasts of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, saying, Whom do men say that I the Son of man am?
14 And they said, Some say that thou art John the Baptist: some, Elias; and others, Jeremias, or one of the prophets.
15 He saith unto them, But whom say ye that I am?
16 And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the Christ, the Son of thes aring God.
17 And Jesus answered and said unto him, Blessed art thou, Simon Barjona: for flesh and blood hath not REVEALED IT unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven.
18 And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.
19 And I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose on eart youall be loosed in heaven.
20 Then charged he his disciples that they should tell no man that he was Jesus the Christ.
21 From that time forth began Jesus to show unto his disciples, how that he must go unto Jerusalem, and suffer many things of the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and be raised again the third day.
22 Then Peter took him, and began to rebuke him, saying, Be it far from thee, Lord: this shall not be unto thee.
23 But he turned, and said unto Peter, Get thee behind me, Satan: thou art an offence unto me: for thou savourest not the things that be of God, but those that be of men.

A few interesting things about Matthew 16:

In verse 17, Peter had a direct revelation from God — " . . .for flesh and blood hath not REVEALED it unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven." Again, notice God "REVEALED" it unto Peter.

But look what happens in verse 23! Just seven verses later! Jesus addresses Peter as Satan! Satan had completely taken over Peter! Notice — God "revealed it" unto Peter, but Satan "completely took over"! Peter became a third-party when Satan TOOK OVER!

Here's how some of the secular rock stars describe this "taking over":

"It’s amazing, ‘cause sometimes when we’re on stage, I feel like somebody’s just moving the pieces. . . I’m just going, ‘God, we don’t have any control over this."
Stevie Nicks, Fleetwood Mac

"'s like I'm on automatic pilot. Someone else is steering me — I'm just along for the ride. I become possessed..."
Angus Young, AC/DC (Hit Parader, July 1985, p.60)

"When I hit the stage it’s all of a sudden a ‘magic’ from somewhere that comes and the spirit just hits you, and you lose contrnl of yourself."
Michael Jackson

That is not the Lord! The Lord "reveals" truth but He doesn't "take over". You don't become a third party when God is working!


Here's what Sandi Patti says:

"I know this is going to sound a little WEIRD, but many times when I’m onstage I feel that I’m kind of a THIRD PARTY to the whole thing, just standing back and watching what’s going on. I feel that the Lord is singing through me . . . "
(Don Cusic, Sandi Patti, 1988, p.214)

That is not the Holy Spirit Sandi Patti is talking about!

Notice something else in Matthew 16: Peter's motive. As Jesus began in verse 21 to tell how He would be crucified, verse 22 reads, "Then Peter took him, and began to rebuke him, saying, Be it far from thee, Lord: this shall not be unto thee."

What was Peter's motive? It was his LOVE FOR THE LORD JESUS! He didn't want Jesus to be crucified! And even though Peter's motive was RIGHT — when he got out of the will of God — Satan COMPLETELY TOOK OVER! You can have the RIGHT motive (even love for the Lord Jesus Christ!) and be completely WRONG and under control of Satan!


Sincerity and motive is no substitute for the WILL OF GOD!

These Christian Rock stars may have the RIGHT motive (which I seriously doubt) but nobody but a "spiritual fool" could think rock music was the direct will of God!

The secular world knows who is the "god of rock..."

Rock star David Bowie said, "Rock has always been THE DEVILS MUSIC." (Rolling Stone, Feb. 12, 1976, p. 83)

Secular rock bad girl Lita Ford, said, "Listen, rock’n roll AIN'T CHURCH. It’s nasty business. You gotta be nasty too. If you’re goody, goody, you can’t sing or play it. . ." (Los Angeles Times, August 7, 1988)

Even secular Time magazine, (March 11, 1985 p.60) in an article about Contemporary Christian Music titled the article, "New Lyrics for the DEVIL'S MUSIC".

Only backslidden, carnal Christians, who refuse to yield to the Holy Spirit, could ever think rock music was the will of God.

The Lord Jesus Christ said something else in Matthew 16 that is very interesting. . . According to Jesus, Satan "glorifies" men:

"But he [Jesus] turned, and said unto Peter, Get thee behind me, SATAN: thou art an offence unto me: for thou savourest not the things that be of God, but those that be of MEN." Matthew 16:23

According to the Lord Jesus Christ - Satan glorifies and uplifts man! According to the Lord Jesus Christ the following comments and quotes are from Satan:

dc Talk:

Here's how Dallas Morning News, (April 27, 1996) describes a DC Talk "Freak Show" concert:

"As teenagers' shrieks filled the Dallas Convention Center moments before dc Talk took the stage Friday night, one of the relatively few grown-ups in the sold-out crowd observed, 'This is just like the BEATLES.'"

Michael W. Smith

Smith's concerts are filled with teenage girls who "scream out their affection for him" (not the Lord Jesus Christ). Here's how Inside Music, Jan/Feb 91, describes a Smith concert:

"His concerts draw hundreds of thousands of fans each year, mostly teenage girls who scream out their AFFECTION FOR HIM non-stop throughout. . . . To his fans, Smith is the absolute greatest there is, BAR NONE . . ."

CCM artist, Michael Card, admits this glorifying of man in CCM:

"Now, the industry is celebrity-driven. The song is almost irrelevant. The focus is on the PERSON, and songs have become disposable." (Can't Buy Me Ministry, Christianity Today, May 20, 1996 (p. 22)

Did you know this CCM-man-worship is ABOMINATION to the Lord? Did you know, "for that which is HIGHLY ESTEEMED among men is ABOMINATION in the sight of God"?

And he said unto them, Ye are they which justify yourselves before men; but God knoweth your hearts: for that which is highly esteemed among men is ABOMINATION in the sight of God. Luke 16:15

Here's how CCM mag introduces it's review of Sandi Patty's, "after-adultery", album, "Artist of My Soul" - read it and weep - what is now called Christian Music is nothing but Satanic MAN-worship:

"The press kit arrived today packed full of superlatives and more than 1200 square inches of plush photography. The singer looks to her right and smiles pleasantly as the breeze teases nicely coiffed blond hair. Her arms are thrown wide as she gladly embraces the moment. This is, after all, something of a comeback.

Open the lavish 9-inch by 12-inch publicity folio. Inside, the singer smiles up at you from a photograph a foot-and-a-half wide. Open the folder again and a photographic panorama spreads three-feet wide across the desk. On the left 18 inches, she's outside, same setting, still smiling, gazing skyward. To the right, indoors, under amber light, hands lightly clasped, eyes downcast, she strikes a contemplative pose.

Nestled inside the press kit, enfolded by all those smiling photos, are the words--the P.R.--and the PRAISE [DTTM; Praise of Sandi Patty - NOT the Lord Jesus Christ - according to Matthew 16:23 - this is Satan - read Matthew 16:23 if you do not believe it!] is effusive. [DTTM effusive means: pouring freely, excessively, gushy, that is the PRAISE of Sandi Patty] The singer has created "a distinguished work of art." Her voice is "distinctive," her songs "eloquent and articulate," the CD "masterfully crafted" and "breathtakingly performed." She's a "preeminent talent," who is "critically acclaimed" and "highly successful" -"stirring" with "remarkable musical diversity" and an "expansive vocal range." "Dynamic... quintessential... timeless... heartwarming." She is the recipient of five Grammy Awards, nine Grammy nominations, 35 Dove Awards ("more than any other artist"), three platinum records, five gold records. Et cetera, et cetera, et cetera." (CCM Magazine, January, 1998)


". . . that which is HIGHLY ESTEEMED among men is ABOMINATION in the sight of God". Luke 16:15

Michael English


In 1994, Michael English swept the Gospel Music Association's Dove awards, winning six awards, including the prestigious artist of the year. But a few days later, English confessed to an affair with Marabeth Jordon of the Christian rock trio First Call. When their "pleasures of sin for a season" (see Heb. 11:25) was over — two families lay in ruins. And how did Michael English respond to his "caught in the act"? Did English show any Christ-honoring-repentance? Not hardly — he's opening for the secular group Foreigner! By the way, have you seen the cover of Michael English's post-adultery album ? With long hair, and goat-tee, a la Nirvana — the look of rebellion is openly flaunted.

People say, "Yea, but look at David's sin". Yea, but look at David's repentance! Just read Psalms 51, 51:1-3 "Have mercy upon me, O God, according to thy lovingkindness: according unto the multitude of thy tender mercies blot out my transgressions. Wash me thoroughly from mine iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin. For I acknowledge my transgressions: and my sin is ever before me. Compare that to Sandi Patti having not one, but two extramarital affairs for several years, and after "getting caught" rather than putting her previous marriage back together, she marries her "partner in crime". And English forsaking Christians and opening for secular-lustful Foreigner!

Jesus says in Matthew 7:20, "Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.

Michael W. Smith


One of the most disturbing performers is Michael W. Smith. The "idol" of screaming young Christian girls, Inside Music, Jan/Feb 91, says, "His concerts draw hundreds of thousands of fans each year, mostly teenage girls who scream out their AFFECTION FOR HIM non-stop throughout. . . . To his fans, Smith is the absolute greatest there is, BAR NONE . . ." THE ABSOLUTE GREATEST THERE IS, BAR NONE —Can any honest person who has remotely read the Bible — possibly believe God the Holy Spirit is involved in Smith's idol-worshipping music? What a mockery of the Lord Jesus Christ, who "made himself of no reputation" (Philippians 2:7). Compare Smith to John the Baptist who said in John 3:30, "He must increase, but I MUST DECREASE". Or the Apostle Paul in 1 Cor. 4:13, ". . . we are made as the FILTH OF THE WORLD, and are the offscouring of all things unto this day."

Jesus said in John 12:43, "For they loved the praise of men more than the praise of God."

On the back of Smith's album The Big Picture, is Michael W. Smith — BACKWARDS! A common satanic practice, taught by Satanist Aliester Crowley (Crowley is very popular in the rock music world). Crowley gives instructions to the Satanist:

". . .train himself to think BACKWARDS by external means, as set forth here following.
(a) Let him learn to write BACKWARDS. . .
(b) Let him learn to walk BACKWARDS. . .
(c) Let him. . . listen to phonograph records REVERSED
(d) Let him practise speaking BACKWARDS. . .
(e) Let him learn to read BACKWARDS. . ."
(Aleister Crowley, Magick In Theory And Practice)

Having counseled teenagers in satanism, I know one of the first signs of satanic influence is writing backwards!

But something even more frightening appears on the album . . . The M in Michael and the T in Smith is part of the Runic (runic means secret) alphabet used in witchcraft and satanism! Only someone involved in the occult would know such an alphabet exists! In the book, Web of Darkness, former satanist Sean Sellers says, "Runes are the oldest form of occult knowledge and magic . . . their use sets a person against God." (Sean Sellers, Web of Darkness, p. 72)

Inside Music magazine, (Jan/Feb 91, p.23) interviewing Michael W. Smith, said, "There's also the influence of such groups as Alan Parsons in your music. It's especially noticeable on the first record, the Michael W. Smith Project (named after Alan Parsons's album, The Alan Parsons Project)." And Smith's reply, "DEFINITELY!" C'mon Smith! Alan Parsons is among the most occultic in rock! Alan Parsons has songs titled: "Lucifer", the blasphemous "Genesis Ch 1 v32" (there is no Genesis Chapter 1 verse 32!). Alan Parsons, album, Eye In The Sky on the cover (and back) is the Eye of Horus (also called the Eye of Lucifer). Not surprisingly, Smith also has an album titled, I2(EYE). Of course, the name of Jesus is nowhere to be found (did you really think it would be?)

Michael W. Smith's album, Change Your World, has 2819 words — Jesus occurs — ZERO!
Michael W. Smith's album, I’ll Lead You Home, has 2046 words —: Jesus occurs — ZERO!

Compare that to the Apostle Paul (a REAL Christian) in just the first chapter of 1 Corinthians:

verse 1 Jesus Christ
verse 2 Christ Jesus, Jesus Christ our Lord
verse 3 God our Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ.
verse 4 Jesus Christ;
verse 6 Christ
verse 7 our Lord Jesus Christ:
verse 8 our Lord Jesus Christ.
verse 9 his Son Jesus Christ our Lord.
verse 10 our Lord Jesus Christ
verse 12 Christ
verse 13 Christ
verse 17 Christ..the cross of Christ
verse 23 Christ crucified
verse 24 Christ the power of God, and the wisdom of God.
verse 30 Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption:

The party-line of the Christian rockers is they're trying to reach the young people with the gospel of Jesus Christ by using rock as a tool. But how are they going to reach them with the gospel of JESUS CHRIST when they won't even mention HIS NAME?

Here's what a secular reporter in the Birmingham News wrote after watching a Michael W. Smith concert:

"If you weren’t familiar with Michael W. Smith’s standing in the world of contemporary Christian music, you might attend one of his concerts and come out none the wiser." (The Birmingham News, Feb. 12, 1993 p. 5c)

After a albuhour performance, there is not even enough of God for the lost world to even know these "so-called CHRISTian stars" are Christians! What a pitiful excuse for a Christian! Shame on you Smith! These young people are looking at you for help and inspiration and you ol'backslidden-carnal-coward, you won't even mention the name of the ONLY HELP in this universe that can help them! Many of these young people are from broken homes, shattered lives, facing tremendous peer-pressure, begging for something REAL and you will not even mention the ONLY REAL HELP in the universe! Shame on you!

The Bible is very clear! A Christian should be separated from the world. Paul says in 2 Cor. 6, "Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, . . ." Ephesians 5:11 says, "And have NO FELLOWSHIP with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them."

These Christian stars not only fellowship with "the unfruitful works of darkness" but guess who produced and played on Michael W. Smith's album "I'll Lead You Home" — Patrick Leonard! In case you don't know who Patrick Leonard is, he's also the producer for the queen of slut — Madonna! Maybe Smith and Madonna can do a duet of Smith's Love Crusade "...let's get on the love crusade..."

As far as Christian sanctified living which the Bible commands, here's what Smith has to say:

". . .you’re always going to have those very very conservative people. They say you can’t do this; you can’t do that, . . . you can’t drink; you can’t smoke; . . . It’s a pretty bizarre way of thinking." Michael W. Smith (The Birmingham News, Feb. 1993, p.1B)

Hey, Smith — of the ten commandments — eight were "THOU SHALT NOT..."! But, why do you keep bringing up the Bible — what does that have to do with it?



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 digusting! 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 . . ." Listen to it.

Jesus "MADE IT BIG"? Jesus Christ died a curse for sinful man! See Gal. 3:13, 2 Cor 5:17! Jesus Christ was "despised and rejected of men" (Isa 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 Listen to it.

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 Listen to it.

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!


Birds of a feather, flock together!


And now there's even Christian Rap!

dc Talk


Like the group dc Talk... Ecclesiastes 1:9 says, " . . .there is NO NEW THING under the sun." But that was before dc Talk came along, as they sing, "God is doin' a NU THANG through our music" (they can't spell either!).

And where did DC Talk get together? At Jerry Falwell's Liberty University! And what does Brother Falwell think of his "rapping-rockers"? In Calendar magazine, (Spr/Sum, 1991, p.8) Falwell says, "During Toby, Michael, and Kevin's tenure at Liberty University, it was obvious to me that God had great plans for these three young men and their powerful program . . ." That's quite a statement by Brother Falwell, considering that Kevin was kicked out of Liberty for a "drinking" problem!

Toby Mckeehan says, "Music is our tool. Our MESSAGE is CHRIST." (The Birmingham News, Aug. 9, 1996 p.2H) Remember that last statement — "Our message is CHRIST".

On their album "Free At Last", they do a cover of the Doobie Brother's song (in case you don't know — a "doobie" is a marijuana joint) "Jesus is Just Alright".(to DC Talk Jesus is "still alright") Webster defines "all right" as 1) well enough 2) satisfactory (Webster's New Collegiate Dictionary, 1977 p. 31) Listen to it.

Let's get something straight dc Talk! Jesus Christ is not "alright"! Jesus Christ is NOT 1) well enough 2) and satisfactory! Jesus Christ is the Lord of Lords and the King of Kings!

DC Talk's newest release is called "Jesus Freak". In Music News, April, 1996, Toby McKeehan, says:

"'Jesus Freak' is obviously a throw back phrase. It was a negative phrase back in the late sixties, and early seventies. If you were a 'Jesus Freak', that was people talking down to you. We've chosen to take the OPPOSITE approach and say that, that's something to be happy about. The word freak, I actually looked it up in the dictionary as I was writing the song. The third definition in the copy of Webster's I have says the word freak is a noun, an ardent enthusiast. It simply says you're a sports freak, it just means you love sports, your an ardent enthusiast. You can label us Jesus freaks."

"Freak" has always been and will always be a NEGATIVE word! I also looked it up in Webster's dictionary and here's what it also reads: "a person or animal with a physical oddity who appears in a circus sideshow", or "a sexual deviate", or "a person who uses an illicit drug". (Webster's New Collegiate Dictionary, 1977, p.457)

To even remotely "connect" the wonderful Lord Jesus Christ to a word with the possible meaning of a word such as "FREAK" is sacrilege, at best!

I was a "freak" before I met Jesus Christ, but Hallelujah when I received the Lord Jesus Christ as my Saviour, He gave me "power, and of love, and of a sound mind." (2 Tim 1:7) Mark Chapter 5 tells of a "freak":

5:1 And they came over unto the other side of the sea, into the country of the Gadarenes.
2 And when he was come out of the ship, immediately there met him out of the tombs a man with an unclean spirit,
3 Who had his dwelling among the tombs; and no man could bind him, no, not with chains:
4 Because that he had been often bound with fetters and chains, and the chains had been plucked asunder by him, and the fetters broken in pieces: neither could any man tame him.
5 And always, night and day, he was in the mountains, and in the tombs, crying, and cutting himself with stones.

But in verse 15 AFTER he met the Lord Jesus — he was no longer a FREAK!

15 And they come to Jesus, and see him that was possessed with the devil, and had the legion, sitting, and clothed, and in his right mind: and they were afraid.

Sounds like DC Talk needs to meet the Jesus Christ the "maniac of Gaderia" met!

Why is it when these so-called CHRISTian groups do mention the name of Jesus it's in a degrading and mocking manner! Trying to degrade the wonderful name of the Lord Jesus Christ into a "freak".

The Jesus DC Talk "raps" is a hip-hopping, rapping, groovy, "just alright" — FREAK!


The Jesus Christ of the Bible is NOT a hip-hopping, groovy, "just alright" — FREAK!

The Lord Jesus Christ of the Bible is:

"the blessed and only Potentate, the King of kings, and Lord of lords;"
1 Timothy 6:15
"the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world."
John 1:29
"I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep."
John 10:11
". . .Of a truth thou art the Son of God."
Matt. 14:33

Toby McKeehan actually opens some concerts off by screaming, "WELCOME TO THE FREAK SHOW!" (Flint Michigan Journal, March 15, 1996, P.B19)

Here's how Dallas Morning News, (April 27, 1996) describes a DC Talk "Freak Show" concert: "As teenagers' shrieks filled the Dallas Convention Center moments before dc Talk took the stage Friday night, one of the relatively few grown-ups in the sold-out crowd observed, 'This is just like the BEATLES.'"


"Just like the Beatles" — what a comparison!

The Beatles were some of the most blatant, ANTI-CHRIST performers the world ever heard!


The press officer for the Beatles, Derek Taylor, said, "They're COMPLETELY ANTI-CHRIST. I mean, I am anti-Christ as well, but they're so anti-Christ they shock me which isn't an easy thing." (Saturday Evening Post, Aug. 8, 1964).

Paul McCartney said, "We probably seem to be anti-religious. . . none of us believes in God." (Hit Parader, Jan 1970, p.15)

John Lennon, in his book, A Spaniard in the Works, portrays Jesus Christ as, "Jesus El Pifico, a garlic-eating, stinking little yellow, greasy fascist bastard catholic spaniard." (A Spaniard in the Works, p.14).

Lennon also made that infamous statement, "Christianity will go, it will vanish and shrink. I needn't argue about that. I'm right and will be proved right. . . .We're more popular than Jesus now." (San Francisco Chronicle, April 13, 1966, p.26)

Ray Coleman quotes John Lennon as saying, "I've sold my soul to the DEVIL." (Coleman, Ray, Lennon p.256)


And dc Talk is "JUST LIKE the Beatles"! Don't laugh . . . Guess which song dc Talk has opened up their "Jesus Freak" concerts? Believe it or not — the song "HELP" by the anti-Christ BEATLES!


You think that's bad. . . It gets much worse!

You'll never guess the song dc Talk uses toward the close of their "Jesus Freak" concert? Amazing Grace? Blessed Assurance? OH NO! They do a cover of Kurt Cobain and Nirvana's "All Apologies"!

Kurt Cobain is one of the worst ANTI-CHRIST, blasphemers since John Lennon. Kurt Cobain decorated his home with blood-splattered baby dolls hanging by their necks! The inside of Nirvana's album In Utero, which is the album dcTalk got "All Apololgies" from, is pictures of chopped up babies! Look at it. Cobain ran around his neighborhood spray-painting, "ABORT CHRIST" and "GOD IS GAY". Cobain's first band was called "Fecal Matter". (Des Barres, Pamela, Rock Bottom, pp.54-55)

According to Mojo Magazine (Sept. 1999, p. 86), Kurt Cobain was, "obsessed with Anton LaVey". Satanist Anton LaVey was author of the Satanic Bible and founder of the Church of Satan. Cobain was so "obsessed" with LaVey, he tried to get LaVey to play cello on Nirvana's Nevermind! And dc Talk pays homage to Cobain by singing his perversion in their concerts!

Not willing to be satisified with JUST singing Cobain's "All Apologies" — dc Talk drags the wonderful and holy Lord Jesus Christ into their "rock 'n' roll" "FREAK AND FILTH" show! One part of the song says "Everyone is gay" — so dc Talk changes it to "Jesus is the way"!

NO CHRISTIAN, following the Lord Jesus Christ would be "listening" to Nirvana! On their song "Stay Away" they sing "God is gay"! dc Talk not only "listens" to but ACTUALLY sings a song by a group that say's "God is a homosexual!" I got news for dc Talk — "God is NOT gay!".

And dc Talk has the audacity to claim, "Qur message is Christ"!


What about the following quotes:

"Smith, who listens MOSTLY to SECULAR MUSIC, would like to see DC Talk expand its vocabulary. 'not EVERYTHING has to be about GOD.' he says."(Flint Michigan Journal, March 15, 1996, P.B19)

Not surprizingly, Toby McKeehan, blatantly says in USA Today, "Sometimes, being labeled a Christian band, we consider that a NEGATIVE. . ."

Toby McKeehan told Billboard magazine, "Our goal has ALWAYS BEEN to be out there on a mainstream level,. . ." (Billboard, Nov. 11, 1995)


But wait. . . it gets worse!

DC Talk's video "Jesus Freak" is one of the most popular Christian video's ever recorded.

But, how "Christian" is it?

"Jesus Freak" was directed by an Englishman named Simon Maxwell. And who is Simon Maxwell? Simon Maxwell is video director for the satanic and blasphemous Nine Inch Nails!

DC Talk openly admits to watching one of Nine Inch Nails videos, and liked Maxwell's style. "We had seen some of Simon's work with Nine Inch Nails", says DC Talk vocalist Toby McKeehan. "HIS STYLE APPEALED TO US." (Billboard, November 11, 1995)

Have you seen the "ultra-blasphemous" video "Closer" by Nine Inch Nails? It shows a monkey crucified on a cross!

Here's a clip from Nine Inch Nails video "Closer"!
dc Talk openly admits to watching this kind of blasphemy!
"If you think I WORSHIP SATAN because of something you see in the 'Closer' video [with its images of a crucified monkey]- great!"
(Trent Reznor, People, Feb. 6, 1995)

You talk about wicked satanic, blasphemy! And DC Talk proudly admits to watching Nine Inch Nails videos and liked them so much they hired Simon Maxwell to direct and produce their "Jesus Freak" video!


And believe me there's NOTHING CHRISTIAN about the video!

Even Billboard magazine says of the video, "The clip's slick style and in-your-face imagery could easily fit between cutting edge video's from the likes of Nirvana to Nine Inch Nails. . ." (Billboard, Nov 11, 1995)

Simon Maxwell says the process of creating the DC Talk clip wasn't MUCH DIFFERENT from what he did on the Nine Inch Nails video. (Billboard, Nov 11, 1995)

Nine Inch Nails, lead by Trent Reznor, who even Spin magazine calls the "Evil One" (Spin, April 1997). Trent Reznor is personally responsible for the "huge-mainstream" success of the "pervereted-blasphemous-satanist" Marilyn Manson. Manson, a member of the Church of Satan, says in Spin, Aug. 96 (p.34), "Hopefully, I'll be remembered as the who brought an end to Christianity". Manson's latest album is "AntiChrist Superstar".

In the understatment of the year, Toby McKeehan told Billboard magazine, ". . . the intention of the clip was to "push the envelope" of the Christian music community. . . they expect some of the more CONSERVATIVE members of the Christian community to FROWN on the adventurous clip." (Billboard, Nov 11, 1995)

God help us! God help us, that we as Christians let groups like dc Talk hide behind a "Christian" label and "pervert" our Christian young people!

A reporter for the San Diego North Country Reader, (February 29, 1996) covering a dc Talk "Freak Show" concert made these not-suprizingly, but sad words of testimony from some young people, ". . . we both laughed during the buildup for the encore of "Purple Haze/Jesus Freak" as several young booty shakers cried, almost in unison, 'These guys are the s*@!, man.'"


There is a CLEAR "testimony" of the "fruit" of dc Talk! Young people listening to them and spewing PROFANITY!


The words of the Lord Jesus Christ in Matthew 7:16-10, ring "loud and true"!


"Ye shall know them by their FRUITS. . .
every good tree bringeth forth good FRUIT;
but a CORRUPT tree bringeth forth EVIL fruit. . .
Wherefore by their FRUITS ye shall KNOW them."
Matthew 7:16-20

Christian parents, youth ministers sending their children and youth to a DC Talk concert thinking they're providing a "Christian" alternative and dc Talk (and other C-Rock stars) is "spiritually" feeding their young people with some of the same satanic poison!

And even worse — in the name of Jesus Christ!

Young person, parent, pastor, youth minister — whoever you are reading this — are you so "spiritually" blind you can't see this!
Or are you so "filled" with rock music — you just don't care!


Wake up young person!
Wake up pastor!
Wake up parent!

Quit sacrificing your children like "innocent lambs to the slaughter" to these C-rock "stars" "which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves!" (Matt 7:15)

You say, but these Contemporary Christian Music stars say they're serving the Lord! They sound so sincere!

Do you know who said the following?

"If we continue on this path, respectable, industrious and honest, if we fulfill our duty faithfully, it is my conviction, the Lord God will continually help us in the future. He will not leave respectable people in the lurch indefinitely. He may test them, but in the end He lets His sun shine upon them and gives them His blessing."

Billy Graham? Jack Van Impe? Billy Sunday? Dwight Moody?


Point of Grace


There's no mistaking the new age/satanic influence of the group Earth, Wind and Fire. They blatantly flaunt occult symbolism, such as the all-seeing eye of Horus, zodiac signs, pyramids, hexagrams, the Egyptian ankh, and many more on their albums. To show the ultimate blasphemy, they even name one of their albums "I AM" — a name reserved for God! The album "I AM" has a cross of Christ in the center with an embryo and an old man in the center with a temple in the foreground. Their song "Serpentine Fire" is based on the new age teachings found in Shah Kriza Yogi Meditation Cult.

Surely "goody-goody" CCM's "Point of Grace" wouldn't sing ANYTHING by "new-age-occultic" Earth, Wind and Fire"?



On Point of Grace's album "Life, Love and Other Mysteries" is "Sing A Song" by Earth, Wind and Fire". The writer of "Sing A Song" is Maurice White — a life-long Buddhist!

Jars of Clay

me, One of the most openly satanic rock stars, Ozzy Osbourne is known for outlandish acts such as biting the head off a bat. Ozzy says, "I don't know if I'm a medium for some outside force or not. Frankly, what ever it is I hope it's not what I think it is, Satan" (Hit Parader, Feb. 1978, p.24) Ozzy's song "Suicide Solution" has been linked to several teenage suicides, as Ozzy sings, "Suicide is the only way out."

Surely, no Christian would "listen" to songs by satanist Ozzy Osbourne!

Jars of Clay, not ONLY "listens" to satanic Ozzy Osbourne, but they're so "INFLUENCED" by satanic Ozzy (THIS IS HARD TO BELIEVE!) — JARS OF CLAY SING "CRAZY TRAIN" BY "SATANIC" OZZY OSBOURNE DURING THEIR "CHRISTIAN" CONCERTS!

Some of the "satanic" lyrics to "Crazy Train":

Crazy, but that's how it goes. . .
I'm going off the rails on a crazy train
I've listened to preachers
I've listened to fools. . .
Crazy, I just cannot bear
I'm living with something that just isn't fair
Mental wounds not healing
Who and what's to blame
I'm going off the rails on a crazy train

Is there ANYBODY that is so "spiritually" BLIND that they could POSSIBLY think Ozzy Osbourne's "Crazy Train: would be obeying Ephesians 5:19, "Speaking to yourselves in PSALMS and HYMNS and SPIRITUAL SONGS, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord;"

After watching a Jars of Clay concert, a writer for The Birmingham Post-Herald (Aug. 31, 1996, p.2A) wrote these "enlightening" words:


"You've got to give Jars of Clay credit for a WICKED sense of humor. Why else would they do a langorous, offbeat treatment of Ozzy Osbourne's "Crazy Train"? . . . the former lead singer of Black Sabbath and a man noted for his interest in the occult."

GOD HELP US — when Christians don't have enough of the Holy Spirit to separate them from Ozzy Osbourne and his "songs of Satan"!

And guess what other "spiritual song" Jars of Clay did? Amazing Grace? Blessed Assurance? How about rockin' Rod Stewart's "If You Think I'm Sexy".

If you want my body
And you think I'm sexy come on sugar let me know
If you really need me just reach out
And touch me come on honey tell me so. . .

Of course, that was in between the theme song for "Dukes of Hazzard" and secular Badfinger'GHT=o Matter What". (source Wisconsin State Journal, "Unexpected Found in Jars of Clay", 11/05/1998, p. 5E)



The song "Stairway to Heaven" by the group Led Zeppelin is the most popular song in rock history. One line of the song, says, "you know sometimes words have TWO MEANINGS." They should know — the song is drenched in satanic backmasking! One part when played forward, says: "Yes, their are two paths you can go by, but in the long run there's still time to change the road you're on." But when played backwards, you clearly hear: "IT'S MY SWEET SATAN . . . Oh I will sing because I live with Satan." Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin is a devout follower of satanist, Aliester Crowley. Page went so far as purchase Crowley's old mansion. Let there be no doubt who Zeppelin's master is — on their song "Houses of the Holy", they sing, "Let the music be YOUR MASTER/ Will you heed the master's call/ Oh, Satan . . ."

Surely, NO CHRISTIAN "in their right mind" (see Mark 5:15) would be listening to Led Zeppelin! NOT ONLY does the 77's "listen" to Led Zeppelin — the 77's EVEN "recorded" Zeppelin's song "Nobody's Fault But Mine" ( an old blues tune) on their e Lowning With Land in Sight" album!

Word Records refused to print the name of one of 77's albums! The name of the title song on the album was blacked out. What was the name Word refused to print – PRAY NAKED! Listen to it.

Lust Control


With a name like Lust Control, you know these guys are real spiritual giants! One of their album is titled We Are Not Ashamed. They should be – their song The Big "M" is about – well, you'll just have to listen to it to believe it! Listen to it.

That filthy song was purchased in the Baptist Bookstore in Birmingham, Al, one of the largest Christian bookstores in the country. It can be found in most Christian bookstores. We Are Not Ashamed is a good title for such filth. Jeremiah chapter 6, truthfully described Lust Control:


Were they ASHAMED when they had committed abomination? nay, they were not at all ashamed,. . ." Jeremiah 6:9


Audio Adrenaline


A popular band of the 70's was The Edgar Winter Group. One of Edgar Winter's album was titled "White Trash". The cover of their album, "They Only Come Out at Night", shows Edgar Winter with makeup as a homosexual "drag-queen".

Audio Adrenaline records on their "Bloom" album "borrows" "Free Ride" from the Edgar Winter's "drag-queen" "They Only Come Out at Night" album. Look at it. If that weren't bad enough (AND BELIEVE ME IT IS!) the song has the "new-age" line – All of the answers, ARE COME FROM WITHIN!


All over the country, I've seen it the same,
Nobody's winning at this type of game,
We've got to do better, we've got to take aim.
All of the answers, ARE COME FROM WITHIN
Come on and take a free exae
Come on and get by my side Listen to it.


I got news for Audio Adrenaline and their "new age" lyrics!
All of the answers, will NOT come from WITHIN

If you get ANY real ANSWERS — they'll come from ONLY the word of God and the Lord Jesus Christ! I've had Christian rockers [Now, there's an oxymoron!] tell me Audio Adrenaline is really singing "all of the answers are come from him". It sure doesn't sou"> 1 Corinthians 14:15 says, "I will sing with the spirit, and I will sing with the UNDERSTANDING also." Nobody, but a carnal CCMer, trying to justify their LUST for rock music, could possibly "understand" Audio Adrenaline is singing about Jesus Christ in "Free Ride" [or about 90% of CCM]. I know, why do I keep quoting the Bible? I know this is "supposedly" CHRISTIAN Contemporary Music but – what has the Bible got to do with it — after all "I get such a blessing", "they love the Lord", "it's better than worldly rock", "thousands are getting saved" (Ha! we'll discuss this in length in another article), "the old hymns won't reach the youth" — who cares if they continually disobey the clear teachings of the Word of God! After all – what does God, the Bible and the Lord Jesus Christ have to do with CHRISTIAN Contemporary Music?

One of the most ridiculous songs ever recorded is Audio Adrenaline's "Never Gonna Be As Big As Jesus". What kind of Christian, who believes Jesus Christ is God manifest in the flesh (1 Tim. 3:16), writes such a silly, trivial, nonsense song? Does anybody in the world, make that anybody in the universe, really think that is praising the Lord Jesus? Can you imagine Fanny Crosby, Charles Westley, Martin Luther writing such a song? Wow! What a mess!

I could move to Hollywood (yeah)
Get my teeth capped I know I could
Be a big star on the silver screen
Just like James dean, I could be a star
I could climb the corporate ladder, buy, sell, and liquidate
Maybe be just like the Beatles, melodic rocking heavyweights
I could learn to sing and dance
If I only had a chance
I could be a big rock star
I could be anything I wanted to
I could be anything but one thing's true
Never gonna be as big as Jesus
Never gonna hold the world in my hand
Never gonna be as big as Jesus
Never gonna build a Promise Land  Listen to it.

One of Audio Adrenaline's song is "My Scum Sweetheart". Now how's that for a "psalms, hymns or spiritual song", by the way that's the three song groups listed in the New Testament for Christians see Ephesians 5:19, Col. 3:16. Boy, I bet that spiritual powerhouse "My Scum Sweetheart" will probably replace "Amazing Grace" or "Victory in Jesus" as a spiritual anthem. What a filthy, wicked, anti-Christian, perverted mess! When is God's people gonna wake up, get some spiritual guts, and "exorcise" this depravity from under the disguise of Christianity. If they want to sing it – sing it! But don't drag the Lord Jesus Christ into this filth! Don't make Christian young people think there's any spiritual virtue in this in order to sell their records. To even mention this wickedness and vulgarity with the holy, sinless, pure, wonderful Jesus Christ is nauseating. Now get this (this is a 'hum-dinger') "My Scum Sweetheart" is supposed to be about the relationship of the world and the Christian!

The Christian Rock group Audio Adrenaline spent seven days with seven Christian young people. These are Christian young people "hopped-up" on Christian rock. Even, the group Audio Adrenaline was surprised at their "tolerance". Here's what Audio Adrenaline reported:

"One guy was totally questioning his faith, teetering on atheism. One of the girls couldn't hold a conversation without dropping the f-word. . . On the issue of absolutes, I heard some comments that surprised me. I think there are a lot of Christian young people who are lured into the philosophy of tolerance. . . I thought some of the kids were a little out there, almost New Age, real accepting and tolerant. . ." (CCM, Feb. 1998)

Audio Adrenaline was surprised by these young people's "tolerance" and "new-age" philosophy. I'M NOT! It's EXACTLY the message being portrayed in CCM! They're just "reaping" what was "sowed"!

You're not going to SOW this "newage-carnal-worldly-tolerant-hip-hop-party-CCM-atmosphere" and REAP a "spiritual--Bible-based-Christian" — It's not possible! And anybody that believes they can – according to God – THEY ARE DECEIVED! I have talked first-hand, in email, at churches, in parking lots, at concerts, to hundreds of Christian CCM "nurtured" young people and 99% of the time, I'm SAD and DISCOURAGED to say, I talk to a "newage-carnal-worldly-tolerant-hip-hop-party-CCM-Biblical-ignorant" Christian! Very, very rarely can they even discuss simple Bible doctrines! Most cannot even give me the clear plan of salvation! Just what Audio Adrenaline described in their above report – is what I see – time and time and time again! And if the Lord Jesus Christ does not come back soon — these CCM "nurtured" young people are going to have a very hard time living a Christian life!

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. Galatians 6:7-8

I could give much more on Audio Adrenaline (like most of these CCMers) but let's move on. . .I'm feeling nauseated. (Rev. 3:16)

One of the "EXCUSES" I hear from people is "Wouldn't you rather young people listen to 'Christian Rock' rather than 'Secular rock'?"





Amy Grant "PLAYS" Joni Mitchell
Johnny Cash "PLAYS" Danzig, Beck, SoundGarden, et. al!
Petra "PLAYS" Argent (ditto KISS)
77's "PLAYS" Led Zeppelin.
DC talk "PLAYS" Doobie Brothers, Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, Nirvana, REM, et. al.
Audio Adrenaline "PLAYS" Edgar Winter
Point of Grace "PLAYS" Earth, Wind and Fire
Jars of Clay "PLAYS" Ozzy Osbourne
Rez Band rvieYS" the Who, Jefferson Airplane
Holy Soldier "PLAYS" Rolling Stones
Rachel, Rachel "PLAYS" Kansas
Deliverance "PLAYS" Black Sabbath
MXPX plays Buddy Holly
TO NAME A FEW.................


What ever happened to "OBEYING" the Lord Jesus Christ!

". . .they have put NO DIFFERENCE between the holy and profane, neither have they showed difference between the unclean and the clean,. . . and I am profaned among them."
(Ezekiel 22:26)

"Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye SEPARATE, saith the Lord,. . ."
(2 Cor 6:17)

". . . for what fellowship hath righteousness with UNRIGHTEOUSNESS?"
(2 Cor 6:14)



With long womanish hair, earrings, mascara, lip-gloss, eye shadow and effeminate clothes, Stryper demolished any convictions left in Christian music! How Christians tolerate such ungodly behavior is frightening! And despite the Bible's clear warnings! 1 Corinthians 6:9 says ". . . Be not deceived: neither fornicators, . . . NOR EFFEMINATE, . . . shall inherit the kingdom of God." The demonic creatures from the bottomless pit in Revelation 9:8 are described as "their faces were as the faces of men. And they had hair as THE HAIR OF WOMEN. . ."! But what's the Bible got to do with it. . .

Stryper is not exactly "good little Christian boys." In 1989 Stryper toured with secular rockers White Lion. Drummer, Greg D Angelo, says, "We threw a party . . . About two in the morning ROBERT SWEET WAS WHACKED! DRUNK! He was being dragged around on his tiptoes by two women holding him up!" (RIP, June, 1989, p.41) Stryper also toured with the perverted secular group WASP (whose name stands for We Are Sex Perverts). WASP singer Blackie Lawless drinks blood on stage ow.o a human skull. WASP spreads their satanic message, as they tell young people the vicious lie that Lucifer loves them much they're drunk on his love and magic, in "Sleeping in the Fire":

"Taste the LOVE,
That makes you numb
You feel what it does and you're drunk on LOVE
Listen to it.

On the back of WASP's album reads, "The gods you worship are steel, AT THE ALTAR OF ROCK AND ROLL YOU KNEEL." The concert tour was called "HEAVEN AND HELL"!

". . .what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath LIGHT with DARKNESS? And what concord hath CHRIST with BELIAL. . ."
2 Corinthians 6:14-15

Bass player Steve Gaines says , " . . . we NEVER wanted to get caught up in the whole Christian music scene in the first place. . ." (Inside Music, Oct/Nov 90 p.16) Robert Sweet confesses, " . . . we're about the MOST UNRELIGIOUS Christian band you could imagine. . ."(Hit Parader, Nov. 1986, p.21) And according to lead singer, Michael Sweet, "We don't consider ourselves to be overly religious. . .In fact, religion has NOTHING to do with what Stryper's all about."(Hit Parader, Feb. 1987, p.41)

Stryper guitarist Oz Fox's real name is Richard Martinez. Why does Richard use the name Oz Fox? Because of an obsession with satanic rocker OZZY OSBOURNE! In fact, on their Reason for the Season album, Stryper's guitarist is listed as "OZZIE" Fox!

The name Stryper supposedly comes from Isaiah 53:5 (with his STRIPES we are healed), but in Youth magazine, Stryper guitarist Oz Fox tells the real reason: "One day Robert came up with Stryper because it rhymed with hyper . . ." (Youth, Jan. 1987, p.10) It has nothing to do with Isaiah 53! They admittedly didn t make the connection to Isaiah 53 till somebody showed them!

Stryper wears the number "777" supposedly depicting the Biblical number of perfection. But "777" is highly esteemed in witchcraft and satanism! Satanist Aliester Co liey wrote a book titled "Liber 777". The satanic group Danzig (see our tract Rock Music: The Devils Advocate) has a song titled "777" The Treasury of Witchcraft says of the number seven: "this number, in occult rites, possessed mystic implications . . . POWERFUL: TRIPLE REPETITION is characteristic of magic ritual." (Treasury of Witchcraft, p.23)


Stryper wears the colors yellow and black.
But did you know yellow and black is the color of the devil's livery or clothing!

Devil's Livery
"According to mediaeval legend, the livery of the Devil is Black and Yellow; Black indicating Death, Yellow implying Quarantine."
(Treasury of Witchcraft, Wedeck, p.111)

In a poster, dated August 12, 1982, for the band Roxx Regime with Michael and Robert Sweet. On the poster "777"'s are displayed in the corners! And they're called the "yellow and black attack" — same as Stryper.

But their conversion to Christ took place in 1983 — a year later! But they're displaying the "777"'s and "yellow and black" the year before they're saved!

Stryper's unique triangle logo (with a curved bottom, outline around the edge and rays emitting) on the cover of "In God We Trust" is nearly an exact copy of Satanist Aliester Crowley's infamous triangle! Could the Holy Spirit of the Bible possibly be the one inspiring these Christian Rock stars to copy satanic symbols! Not once. . . but over and over and over!



On Stryper's video "In The Beginning" , you see scores of young people flashing the "satanic salute"! NOTE: If you didn't take the link on Amy Grant and the satanic salute here is more info on the salute..

One has to wonder, with all the "satanic" references to Strypers music, what are they really saying in "To Hell with Devil"? Are they actually singing for the listener to go "To Hell WITH the Devil"? Jeff Godwin says in his book, "Dancing with Demons" (p. 274):


"Almost everyone assumes that 'To Hell With the Devil' means that Satan can go back where he came from. The meaning changes drastically, though, when read with the emphasis on a different word: 'To Hell WITH The Devil.' Used this way, the phrase shows that fans are being dragged to Hell along WITH the devil..." Listen to it.

And what about the cover on "The Hell With the Devil"?  Look at it. Why are the winged-members of Stryper wearing a satanic Pentagram and throwing someone into hell? It is NO coincident that the creatures coming out from hell in Revelation 9:7-8 is described as, "their faces were as the faces of men. And they had HAIR as the hair of women".

Robert Sweet makes a startling admission to the truth about rock music in RIP magazine:

"As a matter of fact, the band was one thing that was making us turn and walk the OPPOSITE DIRECTION from Christianity, because, let's face it, when you're out there playing rock 'n' roll, and you're having a real good time doing your own thing it's not that you hate God or anything — you just don't want to think about Christ, because what he does is he exposes a lifestyle. If you're doing something you like doing, AND GOD SAYS NOT TO DO IT then you're not going to pay attention."
(RIP, April, 1987 p. 49)

Did you read that? "...walk the OPPOSITE DIRECTION from Christianity,...AND GOD SAYS NOT TO DO IT..." These Christian rock stars (if they're really saved) KNOW deep down in their heart that rock music IS NOT HONORING THE LORD JESUS CHRIST! And that's why they will not mention Him! Instead they talk about "values", "self-esteem", etc. But values, self-esteem — won't keep you out of hell!

Do you still think Stryper was Christian "examples" for Christian young people?

Wake up and read the following:

Tim Gaines of Stryper said in HM magazine:

"From the end of 1988 'till February of this year, I was drunk every day." (HM, Mar/Apr 97 #64, p.47 emphasis added).

1988 Stryper was going strong! Stryper didn't disband until 1991! For the last three years, performing before young people as supposedly a "Christian" testimony — Tim Gaines was drunk!

Michael Sweet says of Gaines drinking:

"I knew that he had a drinking problem. For a while there we all did, we were all drinking. . . He never did in public and we never did till the against the law tour. I don't know if you know a whole lot about that, but...that was kind of the rebellious tour, a rebellious record and we kind of vented a lot out of our systems on that record for the bad and we all did some drinking and there are some things that happened that were the exact opposite of what we always stood for. (On-Line Interview at

Oz Fox of Styper says:

"To be honest, Stryper wasn't what we should have been spiritually speaking. . . . I don't believe that the band as a whole was rooted like we should have been, . . . To me, there was sin happening in the band, and it shouldn't have been happening. And the reason why it was happening is because we didn't know the Lord like we should have." (HM, Mar/Apr 97 #64, p.49).

How many other CCMer's are leading a "double-life"? How many Sandi Patti's and Stryper's are in CCM?

The following is one of the most irresponsible, wicked, unChristian, attitudes that I have EVER read:

During one of Stryper's "Christian" concert tours, they hired the "secular" group White Lion as the opening act. During some of the concerts White Lion openly used filthy, vulgar profanity from the stage. At one concert White Lion even threw out filthy pornographic magazines into the "Christian" audience. When the interviewer asked Michael Sweet how "did you guys deal with those things when it happened" — Sweet unbelievably replied:

"We felt that we couldn't judge any other group. If we told them hey, you can't do this you can't do that, we would be judging them." (On-Line Interview at

Incredible. . . Here's a "ton" of Christian young people that came to hear "Christian" rockers, Stryper — and White Lion is using filthy, vulgar language and throwing pornography into the young Christian audience and Stryper doesn't have enough conviction and backbone to even tell them to stop because — that would be judging them! What a wicked, ungodly, filthy, unChristian mess! And that's the RIGHT adjectives!

When is God's people gonna wake up!


If it is, we might as well, throw the Bible in the garbage can — because most of it goes against EVERYTHING the Word of God says!

You parents beware when you send your Christian young people to that "Christian Rock" concert!

And people ask me — would you rather "Christian" young people go hear Stryper or Marilyn Manson — when you've got a secular group "spewing" forth vulgarity and tossing pornography to the young people — there's not much difference! And a so-called Christian group will not even ask them to stop!

GOD HELP US! How far we've wandered from the Word of God!


"Them that sin REBUKE BEFORE ALL, that others also may fear." 1 Timothy 5:20

"And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather REPROVE them." Ephesians 5:11

Steve Taylor


Steve Taylor known for his mockery of the church, in his song "This Disco (Used to be a Cute Cathedral)", about a church that is turned into a disco:

Sunday needs a pick-me-up?
Here’s your chance
Do you get tired of the same old square dance?
Allemande right now, all join hands
Do-si-do to the promised boogieland
Got no need for altar calls
Sold the altar for the mirror balls
Do you shuffle? do you twist?
Cause with a hot hits playlist, now we say
This disco used to be a cute cathedral
where the chosen cha-cha every day of the year
this disco used to be a cute cathedral
where we only play the stuff you’re wanting to hear
Sell your holy habitats
that ship’s been deserted by sinking rats
Listen to it.

His song" I Want to be a Clone" mocks Christians who want to live a separated, sanctified life – calling them a "clone": "So now I see the whole design/ My church is an assembly line/ The parts are there, I'm feeling fine/ I want to be a clone." Listen to it.

One of Taylor's songs is amazingly titled "Jesus Is For Losers". What a BLATANT and WICKED contradiction to the words of the Lord Jesus Christ! In John 10:10 the lovely Lord Jesus says, ". . . I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly. I don't know which Jesus Mr. Taylor is talking about, but it's not the Jesus I met July 30, 1975! And it's certainly not the Lord Jesus Christ of the Bible whom the Apostle Paul writes of in 1 Cor. 15:57, "But thanks be to God, which giveth us the VICTORY through our Lord Jesus Christ."

How different from the songwriters who wrote Christ-uplifting songs like "Victory in Jesus" than the MOCKERY and PERVERSION of "Jesus is for Losers". Isn't it amazing how NON-Christian these so-called Christian rock stars are? I wonder if God-hater and blasphemer Ted Turner had been listening to Steve Taylor when Turner told the press, "Christianity is for LOSERS"? (The Cornerstone Challenge, Feb. 1990) Taylor and Turner certainly have the same opinion of the Lord Jesus Christ!


Let's get something straight, Taylor!

Jesus is NOT for losers — Jesus is for SINNERS! No one would think multi-billionaire Bill Gates is a LOSER, but he certainly is a SINNER! Romans 3:23 "For ALL HAVE SINNED, and come short of the glory of God;

Why do Christians tolerate such mockery of the Lord Jesus Christ? What has happened to this generation of Christians, who claim they know the One who shed His precious blood for their sins, and yet they defend this wicked PERVERSION of their Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ! Twenty years ago such BLASPHEMY would be "run out of town"!


Wake up Christians!
Quit letting these C-Rock stars PERVERT your Lord Jesus Christ!

The following excerpt is from "The Dragon's Hot Breath" (Unmasking the Awful Truth About 'Christian' Rock Music) by Texe Marrs concerning a telephone conversation between Texe Marrs and Steve Taylor:

I related to Mr. Taylor that I had searched the lyrics of every song in his album and that, regrettably, I could not find no reference to Jesus and the Cross.
"Why do you not confess Jesus in your music?" I implored. "Why do you not witness to our youth that Jesus loved them so much He suffered on the cross for them?" His response was, unfortunately, lacking. Taylor responded hotly, "Is it necessary to tell young people about Jesus in every album?"

My immediate answer was "Yes! In every album. Indeed, in every song!"
(Texe Marrs, The Dragon's Hot Breath, Living Truth Ministries, p.7)

Taylor openly confesses his goal for young people is: "develop a world view, and TO QUESTION AUTHORITY. . ." (What About Christian Rock, Peters Brothers, p.138) Just what Satan did in the Garden of Eden! "YEA, HATH GOD SAID..." (Genesis 3:1)

Rez Band


Glen Kaiser of The Rez Band says, " . . . We're musical John the Baptists . . . I think God's called us to be prophets . . ." Whose prophets are they? In their song "Fiend or Foul" they sing for Satan IN THE FIRST PERSON:

I kill the children
before they're born
their little feet begin to form
Don't buy them shoes, they won't be worn
I kill children I am not scorned.
Listen to it.

To show her contempt for God, Jefferson Airplane (a.k.a. Jefferson Starship), singer Grace Slick named her illegitimate child "god". Jefferson Airplane's song "The Son of Jesus" spews their hatred and blasphemy of the Lord Jesus Christ, they sing, Jesus was involved in the occult, had illegitimate children by Mary Magdalene, and that God the Father was sexually attracted to Jesus' daughter.:

Jesus could walk on the water, the man could dance on the sea of Galilee
But don't try breathing the water, miracles go only so far you see

So you think young Jesus Christ never a lady, and you think young Mary
Never saw him smile wide & free, You won't read it in the Bible but if you look you're liable
To come across the truth about the man from Galilee

The man upon the water, they had a son, they had a daughter she hid them
From the slaughter in the deep Black Sea
God loved the son of Jesus Ol' God got off on the spaklin' daughter too

BELIEVE IT OR NOT! One of the songs the REZ band does is a cover of "BLASPHEMOUS" Jefferson Airplane's song "Somebody to Love"!

And the REZ band, SUPPOSEDLY a follower of Jesus Christ, sings songs by BLASPHEMERS like Jefferson Airplane! But that's not all! Another cover song the REZ band does is "Bargain" by the Who. The Who's rock opera Tommy was a BLASPHEMOUS mockery of the Lord Jesus Christ. Peter Townsend (who wrote Bargain) is a devout follower of Meher Baba.



The group, Deliverance on their album "What A Joke" (that's a perfect name), have included a cover song by satanist rockers — Black Sabbath — "After Forever!" Black Sabbath has given altar calls to Lucifer during their concerts! Their song N.I.B is a love song from Lucifer in which they invite the listener to take Lucifer's hand: " name is Lucifer/ please take my hand... "

White Heart


Would you like to know what White Heart's message is? Here's what Mark Gersmehl says

"As you lose a part of yourself, you rise up to something greater when you realize the wrongs and the transgressions that society has created and that we as individuals create. WHEN WE LEARN FROM THOSE, we can strive to live a richer life. I think that's what we're trying to say as a band."

Nothing about the Lord Jesus! Just the same new-age, satanic (see Gen 3) humanist garbage!

And here's another wonderful word of encouragement from White Heart:

"So, where do you go when times get tough? You 've got to have a powerhouse. You've got to have a place where you can go. . . We want to tell people that there are places to go, that we should build communities where they can get strength, not to knock anybody else down, but to find SOMETHING DEEPER WITHIN THEMSELVES."
(CCM, February, 1991, pp 20-23)

SOMETHING DEEPER WITHIN THEMSELVES??? That's the same lie of the new age (that you are god, the tree's a god, we're all god) that Satan has been preaching since Adam and Eve —" shall be as gods...". Jesus Christ says in Matthew 15:19, "For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies:" Jeremiah 17:9 says, "The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?" You better go to something OUTSIDE of yourself — the LORD JESUS CHRIST! The best you can achieve by yourself — IS A LAKE OF FIRE!

In 1985 White Heart's lead singer, Scott Douglas, was arrested for child molestation! In 1986 Scott was convicted and sentenced to 15 years in a Tennessee prison!


Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.
Matthew 7:20



Petra recorded the song "God Gave Rock And Roll To You" one of the most perverted songs ever recorded! They sing: God gave rock and roll to you/ put it in the soul of everyone. . . SICK! PERVERTED! BLASPHEMY!  Listen to it. Who but a SPIRITUAL IDIOT would think a holy God gave the rebellion of rock'n roll! "God Gave Rock'n Roll to You" is a song by the secular group Argent. The SAME SONG is on the perverted group KISS's Revenge album! Listen to it.

The group Kiss leaped on stage as rock'n roll demons — puking blood, breathing fire and screaming — "God of rock and roll, we'll rob you of your virgin soul!" There is no mistaking the "god" of KISS, a glance at the lyrics from "Unholy" on the same album "Revenge" show their "god of rock'n roll" :


I am the incubus/ I lay the egg in you
The worm that burrows/ Through your brain
But you are the beast/ That calls me by my name
I was created by man, yeah I'm the Lord of the flies,
you know I'm Unholy
From the left hand of power comes the father of lies
Unholy - Unholy! Listen to it.

I wonder if Petra will have "Unholy" on their next album?

The name Petra is supposedly is the Greek word "Petra" meaning rock. But Petra was also the capital of ancient Edom, a pagan land according to Malachi 1:4 ". . . whom the Lord hath indignation for ever"! Petra was the place of SATANIC HUMAN SACRIFICES!

The Daniel Band


The Daniel Band's logo is a satanic lightning bolt (Luke 10:18 Jesus says, And he said unto them, I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven.) the same as satanic rockers: KISS, AC/DC, Black Sabbath, Slayer and others.

The Daniel Band blasphemously sing in their song "Party in Heaven":

There's a party in Heaven
The bread is unleaven
The tree of life is growin' fine
It's way past eleven
My number is seven
The Lamb and I are drinkin' new wine.

These bands have no fear of God!



Bride has a song in which they speak (truthfully) in the first person for the devil. The name of the song "I'm the Devil". Now do you seriously think the Holy Spirit inspired these lyrics?

I’m the Devil, If you want to loose your freedom,
I’m the Devil, If you have nothing to loose
I’m the Devil, If you want it all now
I’m the Devil, COME HERE and take it. . .


Believe it or not ! At the end of the song they actually give an invitation for the devil! Here's the unbelievable lyrics!

Come and take my hand everybody can
Come and take my hand everybody can
Listen to it.

If that wasn't evil enough at the end of the song, they go into a "voodoo-drum" chanting and you can CLEARLY hear them say, "in the name of the devil, in the name of the lord"Listen to it.  Is the devil the lord of Bride? What is sneaking into Christian Contemporary Music?

Bride is one of the top bands in CCM. They are the winner of several Dove awards. I could write this whole tract just on Bride (as most of the others). In the song Rattlesnake, they honestly sing, "Dropping rattlesnakes in the playground / Are we evil, are we good". I have a hard time seeing Fanny Crosby singing such ungodly, wicked lyrics! And of course they blaspheme the Lord Jesus Christ. Songs like Scarecrow Messiah (how many scarecrows do you know that DIED on a rugged cross?), Psychedelic Super Jesus, Jesus Came Back via Jesus In A Pawn Shop, to name a few.



Just twenty-seconds after Vengeance's album Once Dead came out stores began banning it! On their song "Beheaded" they sing:

I want (my) head chopped off
You'll see (my) body rot
But then (I'll) reign with Christ
And then you will fry
The song ends with tortured human screams.  Listen to it.

Vengeance can also be found on the filthy secular Hard'N Heavy grind-core videos, along with satanic groups Godflesh and Napalm Death!

Take a listen to Vengeance's "Human Sacrifice", which is supposed to be about the Lord Jesus Christ! YOU'VE GOT HEAR THIS TO B albVE IT! Listen to it.

One Bad Pig


How's One Bad Pig for a godly, Christian name! The advertisement for their live album, Blow the House Down, says, "They're loose again! And this time it's live, unbridled mayhem. . . On stage screaming, stomping, slam dancing, stage diving, PLEADING AND PRAYING. It's the absolute wildest Christian concert ever recorded, . . " Their song "You re a Pagan", says:

Feeling low, smoke a joint
Cuss real loud, make your point. . .
You re a pagan, that is what you be
There's no fakin , fry like bacon
You're a pagan.  Listen to it.

Guess who's on their album "I Scream Sunday?" JOHNNY CASH! One Bad Pig does a duet on Johnny's own Man in Black,". CCM says "The ultimate coup is a duet with Johnny Cash on his own 'Man in Black," done in sort of an AC/DC 'Back in Black' style." (CCM, Sept 91 p. 38)

Listen to it.

Johnny Cash


Speaking of the man in black... Johnny Cash gets the award for the biggest sellout since Judas Iscariot. Johnny's latest album is on the American (formerly Def American) record label owned by Rick Rubin. Rubin also is the producer for Cash's album. Rubin is also the producer and American is the home for Slayer, Danzig, Black Crowes, Red Hot Chili Peppers, et al. The group Danzig's logo is a picture of a demon strangling the Lord Jesus Christ while blood is coming out of Jesus' bulging eyes! Inside Danzig's album, Lucifuge, shows Glenn Danzig wearing the cross of Jesus Christ — upside down — with a demon's head in the middle of the cross. Boldly written at the top is part of John 8:44 "Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do.". Glenn Danzig is a hard-core Satanist. To show his utter hatred for Jesus Christ, one of his songs is titled "Snakes of Christ". Now you want to hear the unbelievable? Not only did Johnny Cash record a song on American label produced by ome Rubin — but on the album he sings a song written by Satanist Glenn Danzig! The name of the song? You guessed it — Thirteen! If you know your Bible, you know the number thirteen is connected with sin and the devil!

Here's what Johnny says about this album:

"This is what I've always wanted to do, and I was able to do it with Rick. I think I'm more proud of it than anything I've ever done in my life. I don't think I ever worked so well with a producer in my entire career."
Johnny Cash

The Birmingham News, Feb. 11, 1996 p.5F, had an ad for Silverstar gambling casino in Mississippi. Featured in the ad was none other than Mr. Johnny Cash. Johnny would be performing at the gambling casino (Feb. 29, 1996). But of course, compared with recording a song by Satanist Glenn Danzig (who obviously would get royalties from Johnny recording his song) performing in a gambling casino is next to going to church.

Mark Farner


Superstar, Mark Farner, of Grand Funk Railroad, the supergroup of the 70's, is now "singing for Jesus." One of his albums is Some Kind of Wonderful. Sound familiar? It was a sinful, lustful, mega hit for Grand Funk. Farner changed a few words and did a remake for Jesus! (not to mention the bucks he made for Mark Farner!)

When He (she) holds me in His (her) arms.
You know it sets my soul on fire.
Yeah when my savior's (baby's) lovin' me.
My old heart becomes filled with desire.
When He (she) wraps His (her) lovin' arms around me.
It 'bout drives me out of my mind
. . .Well my Jesus (baby), He's (she's) alright.
My savior (baby) is clean out of sight.
Don't ya know that He (she) is some kind of wonderful.

(original lyrics in parenthesis).  Listen to it.



The thrasher group, Mortification, (how's that for a godly name!) you'd have to hear this ungodly noise to believe it! It's deep growling sounds come straight from hell! They have wonderful Christ-honoring songs like "Terminate Damnation", "Inflamed", "Raise the Chalice" and "Lymphosarcoma".

In their song "Necromanicide", they sing:

Rotting corpses buried deep
Decomposing in a mangled heap
Unable to speak at all
Only demons answer their call. . .

If that weren't bad enough. . . at the end of Necromanicide, here's what they unbelievably sing! Read this — and tell me who inspired these lyrics!

I am no relation of yours but one spawned
whose task is TO DECEIVE YOU.
  Listen to it.

And they're not kidding!
There it is — right from the horses (or the devil's mouth)!



The group, Tourniquet, wears on stage, the most satanic symbol found — the Goat of Mendes-Pentagram on their shirts (of course it's X'ed out)! Drummer Ted Kirkpatrick, declares, "We re really into allegory, really into SYMBOLISM, . . ." (Notebored, Sept/Oct 1991, p.10)

Some of their uplifting lyrics in "Vital Fading":

Wrinkled hands reach out for cold metal rails
This decrepit life is so frail
Body starts to shake in violent burning rigors.

Tourniquet and Mortification are among the most popular Christian bands out! Tourniquet's song "You Get What You Pray For" was number-one for 24 consecutive weeks. The longest running number-one song in gospel music history! Listen to it. Some of Tourniquet's wonderful songs are "Impending Embolism", "Pathogenic Ocular Dissonance", "Ruminating Virulence", "Spectrophobic Dementia", "Incommensurate", and "Exoskeletons"

Tourniquet recently toured with anti-christ band Atheist! Tourniquet is scheduled to play the Milwaukee Metal Festival. They'll share the stage with such ungodly groups as Deicide and Morbid Angel (see our tract on Rock Music: The Devil's Advocate for more info).

"Tourniquet recently completed a short tour with Atheist, one of their Metal Blade label mates. The Oakland show had a bill of Mutant Speed, Treachery, Skeletal Bliss, Tourniquet & Atheist. Talk about light in a dark place! The second leg includes Intense label mates Mortal and is still in progress. Tourniquet has been invited to the Milwaukee Metal Fest., probably the biggest U.S. grind-core/thrash festival in the secular market. (Believer played last year and got a lot of secular press.) Also on the bill is Deicide and Morbid Angel, both bands having members who claim to be Satanists. Trey from Morbid Angel and Ted from Tourniquet were heard dialoguing on Bob Larson last year." (White Throne magazine, Number 12, p.8)

Deicide (whose name means the death of God) are hard-core Satanists. Deicide has an album titled "Once Upon the Cross", the cover shows a cloth covering the crucified Lord Jesus Christ with blood from each wound. On the inside of the album they have taken the Lord Jesus Christ and cut Him open and are in the process of removing His insides! And Tourniquet is going to share the stage with such an ungodly, wicked Christ-hating bunch! And Tourniquet has the audacity to claim to be a follower of Jesus Christ! And don't tell me about being a witness, or a light in a dark place — the Bible is clear! Ephesians 5:11 says, "And have NO FELLOWSHIP with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather REPROVE THEM."


We've come along way from Dallas Holmes "Rise Again".


Satan found a way in and he has defiled Christian music!


Rock has always been and will always be the "devils' music"!

Christian rock star, Randy Matthews opened concerts for Lynyrd Skynyrd and ZZ Top (not exactly a Sunday School crowd!). Guess what happened? Let Randy tell you:

" . . . I GET UNPLUGGED at a big music festival in Pennsylvania with a band I had put together to open tour for Lynyrd Skynyrd and ZZ Top. It was a Christian band, all Christian guys, but the people THOUGHT WE WERE SATANIC. So they unplugged us in front of 25,000 people. . ."
(Harvest Rock Syndicate, Vol 6, Issue 3, p.11)

The lost people actually thought they were satanic, went over and literally unplugged them! How's that for "using rock as a tool of evangelism"!

Jesus said in Luke 16:8, ". . . the children of this world are in their generation wiser than the children of light."

The world knows there's no such thing as "Christian rock music".

Just like there's no such thing as "Christian adultery" or "Christian homosexuality".


When it's rock — it ceases to be Christian.

If you're listening to Christian rock — STOP!

If you're in a church feeding you this garbage — GET OUT!


There's only one "Christian rock" and "THAT ROCK WAS CHRIST" (1 Cor. 10:4).

"For their rock is not as our Rock, . . ." Deuteronomy 32:31

Go to our page Christian Rock: Questions and Answers. Here we provide Biblical and documented answers to the following questions, and more:

  • Are you doing this because you don't like rock music?
  • What gives you the right to judge the CCM artists?
  • Aren't you causing divisions among Christians?
  • Aren't you doing more harm than good attacking other Christians?
  • What's wrong with using rock as a tool to reach young people?
  • What about the "thousands" of people getting saved at CCM concerts?
  • How can you reach lost young people with the "old" hymns?
  • Didn't Martin Luther and General William Booth use bar tunes in their music?
  • But aren't you limiting God?
  • But isn't music neutral?
  • Isn't it better for Christians to listen to Christian rock than Secular rock?
  • What about soft-rock music like Steve Greene and Twila Paris?
  • How can CCM lift up the Lord Jesus and yet be wrong?
  • Have you contacted the CCM artists according to Matthew 18:15?
  • Will listening to "rock music" send me to hell?

Go to Bible Guidelines for Christian Music

Go to Other Articles About Christian Rock


Is there a time and place in your life, when you trusted in the blood of Jesus Christ? Not joined a church, not kept the sacraments, not baptism, not good works — but simply, by faith, prayed and asked Jesus Christ to save you?

To die without Jesus Christ will be the worst thing you could ever do.

"And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the LAKE OF FIRE." Revelation 20:15


It's simple to be saved ...

  1. Know you're a sinner.

    "As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one:" Romans 3:10

    "... for there is no difference. For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;" Romans 3:23

  2. Believe that Jesus Christ died on the cross to pay for your sins.

    "Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, ..." 1 Peter 2:24

    "... Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood," Revelation 1:5

  3. And the best way you know how, simply trust Him, and Him alone as your personal Savior.

    "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life." John 3:16

    "For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved." Romans 10:13


Pray this prayer, and mean it with all your heart.

Lord Jesus, I know that I am a sinner, and unless you save me I am lost forever. I thank you for dying for me at Calvary. I come to you now, Lord the best way I know how, and ask you to save me. I now receive you as my Savior. In Jesus Christ Name, Amen.

Christian Rock: Questions and Answers
Bible Guidelines for Christian Music
Other Articles About Christian Rock

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