“Christian Music” Artists
(Hit bottom in God's eyes)
by David J. Stewart
“...Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution.” —2nd Timothy 3:12
All of the following “Christian Music” performers (like DC talk and other pseudo-Christian entertainers) have at one time been recognized as “top” Christian music entertainers. Unfortunately, to be popular with the world is an extremely bad thing in God's eyes. The Bible proclaims in James 4:4 that to be a friend of the world is to be the ENEMY of God. The word “friend” in James 4:4 means “to aid, or assist.” We are living in a generation of worldly believers who are assisting Satan by creating a bridge between Christianity and the Godless world through heathen music.
The Rock Bottom List...
Point of Grace
The Daniel Band
Thousand Foot Krutch
Seventh Day Slumber
Day of Fire
Steven Curtis Chapman
Working with the Devil
Many CCM artists who have sold millions of records, winning the minds and hearts of tens-of-millions of people, are now coming out of the closet that they are homosexual; including, Tonex, Ray Boltz, Marsha Stevens, Jennifer Knapp, and others.
The sad truth is that most of today's Contemporary Christian Music (CCM) is straight out of Hell. In fact, there is nothing “Christian” about much of their music. It's the same as the good cop/bad cop theory. If the separated Christian singers hobnob with the unseparated worldly “Christian” singers, then it makes one question the legitimacy of the entire Christian music industry.
The Oak Ridge Boys started out singing decent Gospel songs. As time progressed, they started singing all kinds of worldly garbage. The bottom line is that if anyone wants to make it in the Christian music industry, they're going to have work with the Devil's crowd. You can't work in the Devil's kitchen without getting burned. God WILL judge those worldly believers (if they're believers at all) who hobnob with the Devil's crowd and eat at the Devil's table.
As an example: 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, Glenn Danzig is 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 do you want to hear the unbelievable truth? Not only did Johnny Cash record a song on American label produced by Rick Rubin — but on the album he sings a song written by Satanist Glenn Danzig! The name of the song? ... a Satanists favorite number... THIRTEEN!
Amy Grant Exposed |
TobyMac Exposed |
DC Talk Exposed |
Exposed | P.O.D. Exposed
Contemporary Christian Music's Tolerance for Wickedness and False Cults
I have read several dozen interviews of so-called “Christian” recording artists and have yet to hear one of them take a stand against sin. I'm not talking about the vague mention of the word “sin.” Rather, I'm talking about exposing sin by name. I'm talking about exposing the false religions which are plaguing America, like Roman Catholicism... the BIGGEST cult in the world! Over one BILLION Catholics commit idolatry every time they bow to the “Blessed Virgin Mary.” Catholics commit idolatry when they pray through Mary, when they adore Mary, when they worship Mary, and when they trust upon Mary. The truth is that the Word of God NEVER leads us in any way to recognize Mary whatsoever. Catholics obsess themselves with Mary worship.
Though Catholics CLAIM they don't worship Mary, look up the definition of the word “worship” (worship: a feeling of profound love and admiration). Don't tell me that Catholics don't worship Mary! In one Rosary prayer alone, a Catholic will speak 53 “Hail Marys.” The Bible proclaims that ONLY Jesus Christ is to be worshipped (Philippians 2:10). Why aren't America's “Christian” entertainers using their music to assist God instead of the Devil? Most of their songs are nothing more than watered-down jibber-jabber, lacking any real substance (as compared to the old doctrinally rich hymns of the faith).
Dozens of Apostate CCM Singers Listed on Top Catholic Songs Website
The fact of the matter is that nearly all of today's “Christian” entertainers are as selfish, self-righteous, and self-centered as can be. All they're thinking about is making a buck and having fun, while the world continues to plunge into the abyss of darkness. It's just another clear indicator of the apostasy of our time. God's children should stand against the wickedness of the world, not partakers of it.
Catholicism is the world's biggest demonic cult. Even the Catholic Douay Bible condemns Catholics for bowing to idols (Exodus 20:4-5), calling their priests “Father” (Matthew 23:9), abstaining from meats on Fridays (1st Timothy 4:3), forbidding to Marry (1st Timothy 4:3), teaching that eternal life is possible by way of reciting the Rosary to Mary (see Our Lady of Fatima hoax), and so many other doctrines of devils fabricated by the Vatican to deceive people. I am compelled as a genuine born-again believer to expose the Satanic Catholic religion, because it is leading the masses into eternal Hell, fire and damnation.
The Bible plainly condemns going to about to establish one's OWN righteousness (Romans 10:3-4). We cannot be saved by our own goodness, because we have none (Isaiah 64:6; Romans 3:10,19-23). We need the righteousness of Jesus Christ, Who died, was buried, and rose again, giving His precious blood for our sins (1st Peter 1:18-19; Hebrews 9:12). Titus 3:5, “Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost.”
If you search the internet using the names of false cults and your favorite religious singer, chances are good that you'll find blogs and webpages of cult members praising your favorite musical celebrity. The reason is because CCM is so vague, doctrinally lacking and wishy-washy, that it doesn't offend anyone. This is deliberate, so they can sell more albums. The name of the game in the music business (secular and religious alike) is money, money, money. Michael W. Smith is praised by Catholic everywhere, and evangelical Christians praise him equally; but Smith is a worldly heathen.
It is sinful for singers to attempt to remain neutral on all issues, claiming only to be singing. That is a lame cop-out! Revelation 3:15-16 teaches that God vomits lukewarm believers out of His mouth. God wants us either hot or cold, in or out, on or off. God is not pleased with fence-straddlers who try to play both sides of the fence, trying to please God while befriending the wicked. It is impossible! The Bible plainly teaches that those who befriend the world are God's enemies (James 4:4).
But you ask, “Wasn't Jesus was a friend of sinners?” It was unsaved Jews who said that, not Jesus (Luke 7:34). Jesus said that His friends are those who obey His Word (John 15:14). Jesus reached out to sinners with the Gospel, which is certainly being a Friend; but He did not support their sinful agendas, like “gay rights” and abortion's “pro choice.” The wicked today are continually trying to justify their sins by saying that Jesus was a friend of sinners, claiming that Jesus would have embraced the agendas of the wicked and remained quiet about evil. That is not THE TRUTH! Jesus became angry that thieves had taken over God's house to make money. Hebrews 1:9 says that Jesus HATED iniquity.
Teenagers are Greatly Influenced by Music
America has been DESENSITIZED towards sin. This is largely the result of hellivision, but it's also a result of the music that has influenced America's youth. Take for example, Katy Perry, who went from Gospel singer to a lewd, lesbian-lusting, loser. Katy Perry's lyrics invite males to put their hands in her skin tight pants. Her album, TEENAGE DREAM smells like cotton-candy when opened; but it ought to have maggots crawling out and smell like sewage because it is spiritual rot! Perry started out singing Gospel music; but now is a raunchy she-devil. Woe unto America!
Every generation of young people grow up to a certain musical influence that sticks with them for the rest of their life. Whereas modern rock bands would be offensive to older folks, they nevertheless have a soft place in their heart for entertainers such as Elvis and Frank Sinatra (both godless heathen reprobates). My point is that the Devil has a way of creeping into everyone's heart. Everyone who watches TV and listens to radio... I don't care who... has been exposed to a certain amount of demonic influence. Satan is a spirit and works through spiritual forces to corrupt us. Music is spiritual (whether godly or demonic). There's no music any more dangerous to teenagers today than the whorish and feminist Country music influence of Taylor Swift.
Television is also spiritual (whether godly or demonic). To the same degree that people have been influenced by those demonic spiritual influences; to that same degree they will be desensitized toward sin and wickedness. On the other hand, the Word of God influences us for righteousness (which sensitizes us concerning the awfulness of sin). We become more sensitive and aware. As we read the Bible, we realize just how sinful we are. The Apostle Paul said in Romans 7:13 that the Word of God makes our sin “exceedingly sinful.” Worldly TV and music do the exact opposite, by diminishing the sinfulness of sin. Is it any wonder that Amy Grant makes a joke of illegal drugs...
“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, p. 169)
Few young people realize the spiritual dangers of worldly music. The music doesn't have to be heavy metal or rap to be destructive to your spiritual well-being. ANY worldly music influences us to a degree (perhaps unnoticeable, but it DOES influence us). That is not to say that all non-religious music is wrong; but we must be careful of sinful agendas being pushed via music. The biggest danger today is the agendas being promoted by the entire music industry. CCM sinfully promotes ecumenical unity between Christians and unbelievers. Pop, Rock and Country all promote sensuality, divorce, selfishness, and feature lewd spoiled brats. The hidden agenda is to undermine marriage by promoting promiscuity, fornication, divorce, and homosexual rights.
No one has God's permission to commit homosexuality. God doesn't make mistakes. No one is born “gay.” If people are created homosexual by God, then why can't they sexually mate as do male and female? Why can't they conceive children? It is evil to blame God for the mentally-ill, spiritually demonic, vile sin of homosexuality. Get right with God America!
Sadly, most professed “Christian” young people today would laugh at what I am saying. Why? Because they are either worldly or have never truly been born again by the soul-cleansing blood of Jesus Christ. We are bought with a price as believers, with the precious blood of Christ (Romans 12:1,2). God is a jealous God and hates ANYTHING that draws us away from Him. Christian rock is of the Devil and NO believer should ever support such wickedness by listening to it. Not just Christian rock, but ANY so-called Christian music that is sang or produced by worldly people. The Newsboys look like homosexuals. Third Day perverts the meaning of being born-again, espousing Catholic theology.
The New International Version (NIV) of the Bible is produced by the SAME parent company (Harper Collins) that publishes The Satanic Bible. It's true! Jesus said... how can something which is evil bring forth that which is good? It cannot! Matthew 7:15-20).
The Vile Homosexual Agenda!
The NIV is the homosexual's Bible of choice, because the NIV2011 will be gender inclusive. To prepare America's churches to receive this new perverted Bible, such films as PRAYERS FOR BOBBY are being produced to infiltrate churches with the immoral “gay rights” agenda. It is sad and tragic! To support gay rights is to spit on God's Word. You cannot be God's friend and the sinful world's friend at the same time.
Many churches are embracing the homosexual agenda in the name of God's unconditional love; but it is sinful compromise, not Biblical love. To attempt to equate God's unconditional love with immoral gay rights is the height of wickedness. Yes, God's unconditional love sent Jesus Christ into the world to save sinners (John 3:16); but that in no way means that God supports homosexuals and their so-called “normal” lifestyle as longtime CCM singer and homosexual Ray Boltz claims. Romans 1:24-32 teaches that homosexuality is against nature, morally reprehensible and brings the judgment of God.
Marsha Stevens, one of America's top Gospel singers, is also a flaming homosexual lesbian married to another woman. Her ministry is called BALM (Born Again Lesbian Music). Isn't that disgusting? I don't condemn anyone, for we are all guilty, hell-deserving sinners in God's eyes (James 2:10; Romans 3:23; Ecclesiastes 7:20). Albeit, Ephesians 5:11 (and many other Scriptures) command us as believers to refute all works of darkness. Homosexuality is a work of darkness, a vile sin, punishable by death under the Mosaic law (Leviticus 20:13). Sin is serious business to God. From Genesis to Revelation the Bible condemns sin. Jesus came to save us from our sins. The choice is ours alone to make.
The Word of God clearly teaches that Christian believers should expose those who publicly parade their sins and attempt to teach children that God created Adam and Steve, instead of Adam and Eve...
“Who will rise up for me against the evildoers? or who will stand up for me against the workers of iniquity?” (Psalm 94:16)
“And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them” (Ephesians 5:11)
“Them that sin rebuke before all, that others also may fear” (1st Timothy 5:20)
“This witness is true. Wherefore rebuke them sharply, that they may be sound in the faith” (Titus 1:13)
“But exhort one another daily, while it is called Today; lest any of you be hardened through the deceitfulness of sin” (Hebrews 3:13)
The next big trend in “Christian” music is gay music artists. It is an abomination unto God Almighty! Homosexuality is a wicked sin! The homosexual community has been gearing up for an unprecedented explosion of gay everything, and we are now living in those times. It is happening! America hasn't seen anything yet. At present, homosexual ministers are being ordained into the ministry. Lesbians are being called to pastor churches. People are being given lucrative government jobs for no other reason than being homosexual. Do you think this evil trend will reverse in the apostate condition of America's churches? Never! Most pastors in America in the U.S. are now using the New International Version (NIV) that was translated by homosexuals!!!
EVERY Christian should be “homophobic”! I admit it, I am afraid of homosexuals! Statistics have PROVEN that gays are prone to pedophilia! Statistics have PROVEN that gays commit some of the most violent crimes! Homosexuals have more contempt for Bible-believing Christians than any other group! Some of my worst enemies in the workplace have been homosexuals. Some of my harshest ministry e-mails have been from homosexuals. You should read some of the hate mail I get from “gay” people. There's nothing “gay” (happy) about them. It's sad that the once decent word (gay) has been hijacked by the Sodomite gang. In addition, they have tried to steal God's rainbow. The rainbow is a token of the PROMISE that God always keeps His promises. Interestingly, the same holy rainbow that homosexuals desecrate by using to represent their wickedness will one be a testimony against them at judgment day, for God has PROMISED to judge their wickedness...
“Even as Sodom and Gomorrha, and the cities about them in like manner, giving themselves over to fornication, and going after strange flesh, are set forth for an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire...
How that they told you there should be mockers in the last time, who should walk after their own ungodly lusts. These be they who separate themselves, sensual, having not the Spirit.” (Jude 1:7,18,19)
“And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet. And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient; Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers, Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, Without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful: Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.” (Romans 1:27-32)
Do you see why homosexuals hate the Word of God so much? Romans 1:25 reads...
"Who changed the truth of God into a lie..."
The homosexual community just published their own Bible, the New Oxford Annotated Bible, which removes all Bible verses condemning homosexuality.
Again, if ANY professed Christian recording artist has anything whatsoever to do with homosexuals or lesbians...run away as fast as you can. If that offends you, then you're mad at God, not me. I'm just giving you the truth as it appears in God's Word. What America needs is a generation of INTOLERANT Christians who will NOT tolerate the devil's filth and wickedness. We can start by burning any music or videos produced by the list of phonies at the beginning of this article. Get in your Bible!!! The average believer has been inoculated from Christianity by all the "Christian" music and magazines that have replaced their daily walk with God...reading the Word of God.
The World is God's Enemy
The world has no place in the New Testament church. This means that Relient K, Toby Mac, Avalon, Jeremy Camp, Dead Poetic, Demon Hunter, Newsboys, Whitecross, MxPx, Third Day, Passion, Delirious, Bride, The Almost, Disciple, Kutless, Inhale/Exhale, PFR, Emery, Robert Pierre, Chris Tomlin, Marsha Stevens, Further Seems Forever, Switchfoot, Soul P., New Life Worship, DC talk, Echoing Angels, Matt Redman, Katinas, Michael W. Smith, Lincoln Brewster, GRITS, Geoff Moore & The Distance, Thousand Foot Krutch, Steven Curtis Chapman, and Mercy Me HAVE NO BUSINESS BEING IN ANY NEW TESTAMENT CHURCH! They are ALL friends of the world and; therefore, enemies of God.
"Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God." -James 4:4
Amy Grant sports about drinking beer, smoking pot, doing Coke, committing adultery. It's a stench in the nostrils of God Almighty. Listen to what Amy Grant has to say about premarital sex...
“It seems to me that PEOPLE WHO ARE MOST ADAMANTLY AGAINST PREMARITAL SEX HAVE EXPERIENCED SOME KIND OF PAIN IN THEIR OWN LIVES. Like the people who say absolutely NO to rock-n-roll. Chances are it has something to do with a past sadness.” (Amy Grant, interview, Ladies Home Journal, December 1985, p. 210).
What kind of heathen mentality is that? Amy Grant has serious spiritual problems if she is ok with premarital sex and Rock music. The Word of God condemns the song of fools. Rock music is all about sex and rebellion. The Word of God condemns adultery and divorce. I don't condemn Amy Grant, nor anyone else, for we are all sinners in God's eyes; albeit, Amy Grant has sold tens-of-millions of albums and has a tremendous amount of influence of America's youth. Grant has led untold millions of girls into apostasy, worldliness and sin. We're talking about a role model here. Someone needs to stand up and say, “No, you are a bad role model Amy... because you disobey God, encourage fornication, dress like a whore, and brag about smoking a joint and drinking a beer.” Is this what teenagers ought to do?
The purpose of my article is NOT to condemn anyone, but rather to warn Christian people about the evils of Contemporary Christian Music (CCM). Most of the music is heathen, most of the lyrics are heathen, and most of the singers are living heathen lifestyles (or are yoking together with other heathens to produce their music). It's wickedness! God commands us to separate from the wicked world (Romans 12:1-2). God never made ANY exceptions to the rule.
Just because you've got a chance to make lots of money doesn't make it right in God's eyes to glorify sin. When Jennifer Lopez' husband demanded that she stay home and pull back from her career, she divorced him. I'd expect that kind of demonic behavior from a heathen. Sadly, Sandi Patti and Amy Grant are no better... they both divorced their husbands. The entire music industry is no better than Hollywood (HollyWEIRD).
It's All About the Money
The reason why contemporary Christian bands and performers dip their sails is simply because it would be suicide for their future career. If you want to play the game, then you have to follow the rules of the greedy people who run the Christian music industry. The FACT is that they're out to make a buck, plain and simple. If you raise a flag for God, it would be career suicide. That's why not even one CCM singer speaks out against the sin of homosexuality, nor the evils of abortion, nor do they preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ as every believer is commanded (Proverb 11:30; Romans 10:15-17; Matthew 28:19-20; 2nd Corinthians 5:11). CCM singers are praised by Catholics and backslidden Christians alike, because their music is so vague, wishy-washy and doctrinally deficient.
The Bible clearly warns us about the dangers of loving money (1st Timothy 6:10). Proverb 28:21 declares, “To have respect of persons is not good: for for a piece of bread that man will transgress.” MOST of the top “Christian” music entertainers today are afraid to speak the truth about sin. They sing a one-sided message about love, sunny skies, and Heaven; but they should be warning people about the burning hell that awaits unbelievers who die in their sins (2nd Thessalonians 1:8-9). Rather, they go out of their way to be “politically correct” to avoid offending people.
I recently read that MercyMe has crossed over into secular music's top charts. Folks, something is VERY WRONG with that kind of Christian testimony. Jesus said that the world would hate us as it hated Him (John 15:18-19). Jesus said He came to bring a sword, not peace (Matthew 10:34). Jesus taught that every believer should bare his or her own cross (Matthew 10:38). The world hated Jesus so much that they killed him. I am hated by many for my preaching, and loved also by those who love righteousness and the precious Lord Jesus Christ. Billy Sunday was hated across America by the liquor industry because he FOUGHT against it. Alcohol is a curse upon America! In contrast, listen to what your worldly hero Amy Grant has to say about the liquor...
“I'm a singer, not a preacher, I'm not looking to convert anybody” says Christian rock diva Amy Grant. (Los Angeles Times, 5/4/84, pg. 2-c). Grant goes on to demonstrate her spirituality by saying, “I'm not going to say too often that I like a cold beer while watching a football game. That might bother some of my fans.” (Greensville News, 5/4/94)
Sadly, Amy Grant is influencing more people than Billy Sunday ever did, and she's leading them down the Devil's path to destruction. We are living in a wicked generation of worldly churchgoers who are assisting Satan by creating a bridge between Christianity and the Godless world through music. That bridge is called ecumenicalism. Listen friend, ANY BRIDGE between Christianity and the world is of the Devil and can ONLY lead to sinful compromise.
There is no such thing as “Christian murder” or “Christian fornication.” Likewise, there is no such animal as “Christian rock” or “Christian Hip Hop.” If you listen to Snoop Dog or Eminem, you can't tell the music apart from TobyMac's music (other than some of the lyrics). You CAN'T put decent lyrics to devilish music and call it “Christian.” If you listen to Amy Grant or bi-sexual Olivia Newton John, you can't tell the difference. It's the music itself that is of the Devil. Katy Perry and Selena Gomez prove this in their evil song, ROCK GOD. For any professed Christian singer to sing decent words to a sensual and devilish beat is like passing out Gospel tracts in a strip joint.
And of Amy Grant's lyrics, Billboard magazine and Face the Music both report that, "The only difference between Amy Grant's love songs and those of Olivia Newton-John is that often Grant's pronouns come with capital letters."
To which Amy has been quoted saying, "I want to be at the same level as Billy Joel, the Doobie brothers" (Time magazine, New Lyrics for the Devil's Music, 3/11/85, p. 60)
Amy Grant thinks smoking pot, drinking beer, and dressing immodestly are no big deal; but they are a very big deal for a role model to America's teenagers.
There is NOTHING “Christian” about Amy Grant. Her personal life is none of anyone's business; Miss Grant is a sinner like everyone else and is entitled to be human and make mistakes; BUT when she publicly encourages her fans to drink booze, fornicate, and says she's not trying to win anyone to the Lord Jesus... then we need to speak up as Christians.
Amy Grant and Michael W. Smith are touring together in early 2011. They're all worldly and so wishy-washy that Catholics and homosexuals embrace their music. The Bible commands everyone to forsake the sinful world...
“Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world. And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever” (1st John 2:15-17).
The bottom line is that money is king in today's music industry. Many of today's “Christian” stars have sold their souls to the Devil in exchange for fame and money. Just as Satan tempted Jesus by asking Him to bow down to him in Matthew 4:9, so does the CCM (Contemporary Christian Music) industry ask for it's servants to bow in allegiance. If you're not willing to be unequally yoked together with unbelievers, then you won't make it in the CCM industry.
The executives of the industry don't care about your lifestyle or beliefs, just so long as you can produce something that people will buy. The so-called “Christian” music which young people are listening to nowadays is not bathed in prayer and concern for their souls, but by greed and desire to corrupt their Christian walk. It's all about filthy lucre, ill-gotten money.
We Should Divide Over Truth; Rather Than Unite By Error
The world is being led into a one-world Luciferian religion of feelings and experiences, rather than truth and morality. When Pope John Paul II died, the masses of the world worshipped him as some type of Christ. The Pope is burning in the fires and torments of Hell, evidenced by the false Gospel which he taught, saying that no faith is needed for salvation.
Satan is working relentlessly to finish what God stopped at the Tower and city of Babel in Genesis 11:7-9. Satan cannot send the Antichrist into the world until the world is all in one accord, and the Church has been Raptured from the world (2nd Thessalonians 2:3). The Rapture is nearer than ever before, a doctrine taught in 1st Thessalonians 4:17. Everything today is about sinful agendas, political corruption, religious apostasy, and the moral breakdown of society. The New World Order is here, which will eventually make way for the Antichrist.
Every CCM singer promotes ecumenical unity; Jesus said He came to SEPARATE us...
“Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword. For I am come to set a man at variance against his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the daughter in law against her mother in law. And a man's foes shall be they of his own household. He that loveth father or mother more than me is not worthy of me: and he that loveth son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me. And he that taketh not his cross, and followeth after me, is not worthy of me” (Matthew 10:34-38).
What did Jesus mean? Jesus simply meant that when you live for God, the world will give you up. Oftentimes it is our own families who will give us up. When you pick up your cross to live for God, people will abandon and persecute you (2nd Timothy 3:12). The world is filled with phonies like Amy Grant whose god is their own belly...
“Whose end is destruction, whose God is their belly, and whose glory is in their shame, who mind earthly things” (Philippines 3:19).
Most so-called “Christian” entertainers today are NOT living separated Christian lives. Instead, they are yoked together with this world of darkness and the children of the Devil. Not to my surprise, Christianity Today endorses TobyMac's pathetic music as well. They also endorse Harry Potter's witchcraft and mock God! TobyMac's music is nothing more than Eminem or Snoop Dog repackaged.
Where's the Gospel?
I triple-dog dare you to show me the Gospel on Amy Grants' website. Show me how to be saved on Amy Grant's website.Show me how to be saved, how to go to Heaven on TobyMac's or Amy Grant's website... you CANNOT. The same is true of Michael W. Smith. How can TobyMac. Michael W. Smith and Amy Grant claim to care about their fans and not even have the simple plan of salvation on their websites anywhere? TobyMac is a big phony! Amy Grant is a big phony! Michael W. Smith is a big phony! Millions of young people are flocking to their websites without ever having the Gospel of Jesus Christ presented to them. Consequently, unsaved Catholics by the tens-of-millions have embraced these CCM apostates!
Where in TobyMac's, Michael Smith's or Amy Grant's MUSIC do they present a CLEAR explanation of the Gospel? Nowhere! For that matter, show me how to be born-again on any TOP Christian artist's website. It's not surprisingly that Amy Grant is now one of the most popular icons in the heathen world of entertainment (and a disgrace in the eyes of God). She may be at the top down here on earth, but she's at rock bottom in Heaven.
Listen to the sinful attitude of Amy Grant...
“If an audience feels I’ve walked away from God because I no longer talk about Him onstage, then that’s their loss” (Amy Grant, Ibid.).
“I’m a singer, not a preacher. I’M NOT LOOKING TO CONVERT ANYBODY. I feel people come to hear my music, not to hear me talk” (Amy Grant, St. Petersburg Times, Florida, April 7, 1984, p. 4).
Professed Christian entertainers like Amy Grant have the twisted moral idea that only the preacher is supposed to obey God. She is so wrong. I triple-dog dare you to show me ANYWHERE in the Bible when someone has a right to be LESS holy than a preacher. Show me anywhere from the Bible where someone has a God-given right to slack off in their spiritual life because they're not in the ministry. The sharing of the Gospel with lost sinners is EVERY believers duty.
My big question for Amy is this... If you believe that there is a Hell burning with fire and brimstone for lost sinners, then why wouldn't you want to warn them? Why wouldn't all of the Christian entertainers want to warn them? Who started the devilish idea that a Christian entertainer is exempt from sharing the Gospel?... while the world is dying and going to Hell. It is EVERY believers duty to go soulwinning!!! What a cop-out for world-recognized “Christians” like Amy Grant to dip their sails and hide the Gospel message. Folks, Hell is real!!! If you don't believe it, then at least have the decency and honesty to stop calling yourself a Christian. Hell is a real place, that burns with real fire, where every Christ-rejecting sinner will be tormented day-and-night for all eternity (Revelation 20:10-15).
Contemporary Christian Music (CCM) or Jesus Christ?
You have to make a choice, it's CCM or Jesus. It's Amy Grant or Jesus. It's worldly religious music or Jesus. You cannot follow the world and Jesus...
"And if it seem evil unto you to serve the LORD, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD." -Joshua 24:15
I do NOT hate anyone. I am simply concerned that so many sincere Christians are being misled into believing that it is acceptable to dress, sing, and act like Amy Grant. It is NOT acceptable according to the Bible. We are to be separated from the world. God won't accept second best...
“So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth” (Revelation 3:16).
TobyMac's lifestyle and his music are vomit to God. Amy Grant makes God sick...
“I’ve become disillusioned, and that’s why my lyrics are less idealistic. I’m realizing that the world isn’t a perfect place, and GOD CAN’T SOLVE EVERYONE’S PROBLEMS" (Amy Grant, interview, Family Circle, September 9, 1986, p. 24).
God can't solve everyone's problems?
The Devil is always trying to corrupt our youth. Let the heathen rage if they don't like THE TRUTH. The Devil's crowd accuses the righteous of being hateful, but it is Biblical hatred for sin, NOT people. Psalm 97:10 commands us to HATE evil... “Ye that love the LORD, hate evil...” God said to hate evil, not people. The ungodly oftentimes mistake the believer's hatred for sin as hatred for sinners, but nothing could be further from the truth. No one HATES sin as much as God, yet no one LOVES sinners as much as God. I do NOT hate ANY Christian music entertainer, but I will stand uncompromisingly without apology against heathens like TobyMac, Michael W. Smith and Amy Grant who dare name the name of Christ while trying to corrupt our young people with worldly music, sinful compromise, and ecumenical apostasy.
In closing, I'd would like to echo the words of Jesus Christ...
“...Nevertheless when the Son of man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth?” (Luke 18:8).
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 Corinthians 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?
- 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?
Go to Bible Guidelines for Christian Music
Go to Other Articles About Christian Rock
HAVE YOU EVER BEEN SAVED?
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
YOU CAN BE SAVED THIS VERY MINUTE!
It's simple to be saved...
- 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
- 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
- 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
WOULD YOU LIKE TO BE SAVED?
Pray this prayer to the Lord Jesus, 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 the best way I know how, and ask you to save me. I now receive you as my Saviour. Amen.”