By David J. Stewart
"This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves ... Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away." -2nd Timothy 3:1,2,5
Another devilish so-called Christian Rock band is DISCIPLE--Kevin Young (vocals); Brad Noah (guitars); Joey Fife (bass guitar); Tim Barrett (drums). They made their major-label debut in 2005. In a May 2005 interview with Christian Music Review, band member Brad Noah stated...
CMR: One of your albums was called 'My Daddy Can Whip your
Daddy'. I thought that was a funny name. Can you explain how
you got the name for this one?
BRAD: You know, it was being 22 years-old and being crazy. Not
really thinking about, well I don't know how to say it, just like hey
guys, my daddy can whip your daddy would be funny, so we did it.
We didn't really put any thought, every title we had all the way up
until Back Again, was to be funny. Then back again, we started to
get serious again. We just used to be goofy like that. We were
Brad Noah sums up his band well when he admits, "We were idiots..." I couldn't agree more! Thanks Brad for making my job easier exposing your Satanic music. Notice what Mr. Noah states above... "You know, it was being 22 years-old and being crazy. Not really thinking..." So then why are those albums still being sold? I mean, what kind of Christian testimony do you have when you profess that you were not really thinking, and were being crazy, while producing so-called Christian music? Brad further puts his foot in his mouth by stating, "We really didn't put any thought..."
Listen to what Christian Hip Hop artist Kurt Carr says ...
When I walked out on stage, they were acting like I was Michael Jackson. Girls were fainting. It was crazy. God showed me, "Iím not doing this to edify you. Iím doing this that you can edify me." A lot of those people sing the music, but theyíre not Christians. God used us that night. The anointing fell. People were speaking in tongues, and didnít realize what they were doing. They donít even understand what I am saying, but itís the music óthe substance and the heart of the music óthatís going to change them and lead them to conversion. -SOURCE
The people "didn't realize what they were doing"? What? When the Word of God works in a person's heart, they DO KNOW what they are doing! Brad Noah admits he was just being crazy. Carr states ... "They donít even understand what I am saying, but itís the music óthe substance and the heart of the music óthatís going to change them and lead them to conversion." Carr is more like Michael Jackson than he realizes ...
During a 1993 Oprah Winfrey interview, Michael Jackson, explained the reason for some of his filthy 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)
Nothing about the lyrics! It's the MUSIC!
Apostate groups like DISCIPLE and Kurt Carr have followed the covetous path of Balaam. Kurt Carr professes to speak in demonic tongues, admitting that his fans don't understand what he is saying. Well if they don't understand what you're saying Mr. Carr, then how do you propose to win them to Christ? By the way, the Charismatic tongues movement is of the Devil. Learn the Biblical truth about tongues. Kurt Carr says, "...itís the music óthe substance and the heart of the music óthatís going to change them and lead them to conversion." How?
How are your fans going to get saved if they don't understand what you're saying and you fail to present the Gospel to them? Haven't you ever read Romans 10:14 Mr. Carr? ... "How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher?" Did you read that? ... How shall they hear without a preacher? Carefully notice that the Bible doesn't say "singer." Rather, It says "preacher!"
In an interview with Saviours of Rock, DISCIPLE lead singer Kevin Young stated...
"I do have a strong belief that there is ďpowerĒ in the gospel of Jesus Christ. And I really hope that our lyrics point people to the bible and at the very least make people curious to find out more about what the bible says.
What a joke! First of all, carefully notice that Mr. Young fails to state that he is personally trusting Jesus Christ as his Savior. Throughout the Gospels, we see that demons recognized the power of God. James 2:19 states, "Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: the devils also believe, and tremble." Secondly, if Mr. Young is genuinely aware of the power of the Gospel, then why DOESN'T he, or any of the other band members, present the Gospel message on their website. In fact, I challenge you to show me any mainstream Christian Rock artists that present the Gospel (i.e., good news) of Jesus Christ on their website. You cannot. What a bunch of SELL-OUTS!!!
The honest truth is that Contemporary Christian Music (CCM) artists like DISCIPLE, Mercy Me, KUTLESS, Amy Grant, Michael Smith, and Kurt Carr are rock idols, just as is Michael Jackson. Kurt Carr admits that the girls in the audience cry, go crazy, faint, etc. No doubt some strip naked as well. This is one of the great evils of ALL music entertainers--IDOLATRY! None of the Apostles were rock stars. There's an idolatrous euphoria when some "star" is singing up on stage, and the fans are all standing there with a beer in their hand praising the artist. It's sickening. Most people have a corrupted concept of God these days.
Demonic Influences and the Occult
DISCIPLE is of the Devil, admitting that they produced much of their music while being crazy, not really thinking, and failing to put any thought into their music. This is exactly what demon-possessed entertainers like Michael Jackson have admitted to.
Carefully notice the upside down cross, and the sideways cross, in the DISCIPLE album cover below...
We are living in perilous times of woeful apostasy. Never before have we witnessed so many so-called "Christians" who live like the sinful world, look like the sinful world, talk like the sinful world, and fraternize with the sinful world. DISCIPLE is no exception. DISCIPLE is one of the most popular and successful bands in the world today; yet, they are phonies and should be avoided by all Christ-honoring Christians.
In another interview, Kevin Young states...
I grew up in the late 80's listening to bands like Petra and Whitecross. I attended many of their concerts in my earlier days, and they made such an impact on my life spiritually... I was influenced by the Christian Rock of the time period like Petra, Whitecross, Bride, Guardian, and of course Stryper.
STRYPER? For those of you who don't know, STRYPER is a bunch of cross-dressing homosexuals...
Something is very wrong with a man who wants to appear as a woman. The Bible condemns this abomination in Deuteronomy 22:5, "The woman shall not wear that which pertaineth unto a man, neither shall a man put on a woman's garment: for all that do so are abomination unto the LORD thy God." Why would any professed group of Christian men want to appear as homosexuals? In addition, STRYPER's album covers are saturated with occult symbolism.
Jesus said in John 15:19, "If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you." The Word of God is our Final Authority, not music. God says to separate from worldly believers. The Bible tells us to divide over truth, rather than be united by error.
There's nothing in the Bible about winning people to Christ through music. Romans 1:16 declares that it is the GOSPEL which is the "power of God unto salvation." Tragically, Kurt Carr is so busy singing his worldly music that he doesn't have time to preach the Gospel. Jesus never sang the Gospel. None of the disciples were commissioned to have a musical ministry. If there is to be any genuine unity within the Body of Christ, then it must be Biblically based. The Word of God teaches separation! Biblical separation is a foreign concept to Contemporary Christian Music (CCM)...
Kevin Young of DISCIPLE states...
Our music is very heavy... I like to compare it to secular bands such as Sevendust, Stereomud, and Disturbed.
Mr. Young openly admits that he LIKES to compare his music to the lost and sinful world. God forbid that any CCM artists would follow in the footsteps of great musicians of the faith, such as Rudy Atwood. There is absolutely NOTHING even remotely "Christian" about hard rock music. Just because you slap a Christian label on adultery or homosexuality doesn't make it acceptable. There is NO such animal as "Christian Rock." All rock music is heathen and of the Devil. Sexual immorality, idolatry, and substance abuse are epidemic among Christian rock groups.
Says Brad Noah in an interview...Its always awesome to see someone get saved for the first time. Its even better when we go back a year later and they tell us about it and they are still devoted to jesus. (note: the original article fails to capitalize the "j" in Jesus)
For the first time? How can a person be saved, i.e., born again, twice? It sounds like Mr. Noah has some theological issues. Devoting yourself to Jesus is NOT salvation. Accepting Jesus is NOT salvation. What about your sin? It is interesting to note that in all the newsmedia hype about the Virginia Tech Killings, NOT one word has been mentioned about SIN!!! Let's call crime what it is... SIN! If the parents in this nation would get angry and demand that God be placed back into our public schools, then there wouldn't be as much SIN. The gospel of the CCM gang is a shallow, hollow, social, unbiblical, powerless, false doctrine.
These imposters jam with screeching guitars, screaming voices, and words so vague that they are unable to be deciphered. Unless a person actually went online to look up the lyrics, you'd never be able to know what they are singing. Can you imagine someone screaming the hymn Amazing Grace with such hatred and intensity that you couldn't even make out the words? That's exactly what these fakes are doing. They are singing punk music! Don't you tell me that a Holy God up in Heaven would approve of such wickedness and hypocrisy. James 4:4 clearly states, "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." DISCIPLE are enemies of God!
Let's consider again the admission of Brad Noah earlier that they were... IDIOTS... when they recorded their album, My Daddy Can Whip Your Daddy. Keeping that in mind, listen to what Steve Huey of All Music Guide has to say about the same album...
Disciple take the volume, sound, and style of alternative metal and meld it to gospel-spreading lyrics on the five-song EP My Daddy Can Whip Your Daddy. ~ Steve Huey, All Music Guide
Gospel-spreading lyrics? That surely a joke, right? Again, the Bible never speaks of the power of singing; but rather, of the power of the Gospel (Romans 1:16). We read in Titus 1:3, "...But hath in due times manifested his word through preaching." God chose preaching to spread the Gospel, NOT music. The reason why is obvious, because music is a major distraction from the message. Now music has its appropriate place in the church; but NOTHING can or should replace the PREACHING of the Gospel message!
This is clearly evidenced by the statement from Michael Jackson as quoted earlier in this article... "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). There is overwhelming evidence that Rock music itself is demonic! The lyrics are irrelevant. Rock music is dangerous, because it corrupts the morals and gaps a forbidden bridge between a young Christian trying to please God, and the sinful world that seeks to corrupt his or her character. Christian Rock equals a lack of Biblical separation from the sinful world.
Would it be acceptable for a Christian man to open an Adult-Christian Bookstore, which sold pornography AND Christian books? No, it would be a horrible sin! Even if his motives were sincere, and he wanted to reach lustful men for Christ, his methods are nonetheless sinful. The exact same thing is true with Christian Rock music. It is a sinful method which claims to lure kids to Christ through worldly rock-n-roll music. Truthfully, those kids are coming to ROCK MUSIC, and not to Jesus Christ. I guarantee you that if I held a meeting, and gave away millions of dollars to the crowd, asking them to accept Christ--nearly all of them would happily do so; but they wouldn't be any more saved than Adolf Hitler (who claimed to be a Christian by the way).
There is a damnable heresy going around the nation, and the CCM gang has run with it; namely, that all a person has to do to be saved is "accept Jesus." Nothing could be further from the truth. There can be NO salvation without the Law of God... "Now we know that what things soever the law saith, it saith to them who are under the law: that every mouth may be stopped, and all the world may become guilty before God." There is no guilt in today's professed believer, no conviction about sin, no mournful spirit over the sins of our nation.
Millions of people are being lied to, brainwashed into believing that they are going to Heaven simply because they prayed a superstitious prayer. Listen my friend, you are a dirty, rotten sinner, guilty, and under the condemnation of God's Law. Your sins need to be dealt with, and you are totally incapable of saving yourself. Fortunately, God in His love sent His only begotten Son into the world to die for our sins (John 3:16), by the shedding of His blood (1st Peter 1:18-19), that we might be saved by faith alone in Jesus (Ephesians 2:8-9).
Sadly, all across America people think they are saved because they prayed a little prayer; but they don't think they're sinful enough to deserve Hellfire. They have never come to Jesus Christ as a repentant sinner; but rather, in their own self-righteousness. To many folks, Christianity is nothing more than a philosophy to be accepted. Please read, You Didn't "Used to Be a Christian" Still others claim to have faith in Jesus Christ, such as the reprobate Martin Luther King Jr.; but boldly deny the deity of Christ, i.e., the Biblical truth that Jesus is Almighty God.
Martin Luther King Jr. is burning in Hell today, because he rejected the virgin birth, the bodily resurrection, and the deity of the Lord Jesus Christ. I am saddened as I witness to people, to find that 9-out-of-10 who profess to be "Christian" are not Christian at all. I guarantee you that if I sat down with most of the alleged converts of Christian Rock that they couldn't tell me Biblically what it means to be a Christian.
"That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness." -2nd Thessalonians 2:12
"Ye that love the LORD, hate evil..." —Psalm 97:10