Beware of CCM and Ecumenical Ministers
By David J. Stewart
John 12:43, “For they loved the praise of men more than the praise of God.”
The Devil is trying to corrupt the world's churches with perverted Bibles, corrupt gospels, worldly music, doctrines of devils, and unity with unbelievers. It's called the “ECUMENICAL MOVEMENT,” and it's deadly to a church. Contemporary Christian Music (CCM) is dangerous because of WHERE it leads young people, that is, into the Ecumenical Movement.
It's not a sin to play electronic musical instruments, such as bass and guitar, nor to bring them into the church (if used appropriately and modestly); but CCM is entirely a different matter, where the INDUSTRY is controlled by Luciferian occultists, Freemasons and unsaved Modernists who falsely profess Christ for profits; who have an agenda and are leading young people to follow ecumenical false prophets like Max Lucado. It's no coincidence that Mercy Me, Third Day and Michael Smith went on tour with Max Lucado in the fall of 2010. They called it the “MAKE A DIFFERENCE TOUR 2010” (as seen in the advertisement below). These fraudulent Christian groups are leading all of their fans to follow Pastor Max Lucado.
Not only do CCM singers fail to expose the satanic Catholic Church (that teaches a works-based corrupt view of the gospel); but many Catholics buy and support today's Contemporary Christian Music because it is so vague, lame and apostate. I wouldn't give you a dime for Michael W. Smith, but today's worldly pastors and Christians are his biggest fan.
Max Lucado thinks open borders are a wonderful thing, that we should welcome illegals who break the law, help them and make them feel at home in the U.S., and forget about American sovereignty. Talk about part of the New World Order. It's a joke to read that Lucado doesn't take a salary, when Lucado has published two books every year for decades and has made MILLIONS OF DOLLARS just on book sales!!! This is all intended to lead American's into becoming slaves of the New World Order. Watch carefully in the near future where Rick Warren, Pat Robertson and Max Lucado lead churchgoers... INTO UTTER APOSTASY!!! Tolerance, compromise and unscriptural unity with unbelievers is demonic!!!
I recently went to a local Christian book store and saw an entire display rack featuring the books of Max Lucado (and he has written dozens over the decades). I wanted to vomit. I kindly told the religious lady who owns the book store that Max Lucado is a Church of Christ minister who teaches Baptismal Regeneration. She's a liberal Southern Baptist. She smiled with a big phony smile. I heard the door lock behind me as I was leaving the store.
All she cares about is selling books to make money. I had bought a video from her store last year called, “COSMIC CONFLICT.” I almost choked on my lasagna when I realized it was a Seventh Day Adventist (SDA) film narrated by SDA minister, Doug Batchelor. I'll tell you, so-called Christian book stores today are filled with religious manure. That's why I promote the Sword of the Lord, who haven't bowed a knee to Baal, and I hope they never do. They're still King James only and believe the Bible. I'll tell you what, sticking to the King James Bible is the key to remaining doctrinally sound!!! If you use a corrupt Bible version, then you'll have corrupt doctrines. The King James Bible is not “a version,” it is THE BIBLE! The Bible does not contain God's Word, IT IS GOD'S WORD!
Lucado's books are regularly featured on the New Your Times Bestseller List. What most people don't realize is that Mr. Lucado is a Church of Christ minister who repackaged himself and his ministry a few years ago, changing the church's name and toning down his teaching on Baptismal Regeneration. Max Lucado now teaches that you don't have to be water baptized to be saved, but if you're really saved then you'll get water baptized.
That's the same type of Lordship Salvation garbage that Ray Comfort, Kirk Cameron, Paul Washer and John MacArthur are teaching, claiming that you don't have to do good works to be saved, but if you're really saved then you'll do good works and surrender to Christ. So in their doctrines and teachings, these ecumenical apostates say that you're not saved if you don't depart from the world, surrender your life completely to Jesus Christ and stop living in sin (and they expect it to happen at the time of salvation). Do you see the subtlety of their teachings?
Certainly the Bible teaches that a believer is a new creature (Christ in us... Romans 8:9; 2nd Corinthians 5:17), but that doesn't mean a person will automatically become a consecrated Christian without being properly mentored, taught and discipled by other mature believers. The second part of the Great Commission in Matthew 28:19-20 is to TEACH others in the Lord. That is not being done much today. And so we don't really know if a person is saved or not just by looking at the way they live. Only by the direct testimony of a person's mouth concerning Jesus Christ can we know for sure if a person is saved.
John Calvin (1509-1564) was a reprobate heretic, brutal thug and whacko. It's hard to imagine that Calvin's teachings are worshipped by hundreds-of-millions of people around the world today. The unbiblical teaching of Lordship Salvation is nothing more than Calvinism repackaged. Calvin's teachings are often presented as the “5 Points of Calvinism”; which Dr. Curtis Hutson (1934-1995), former editor of the Sword of the Lord, does an excellent job refuting.
The main reason why I expose CCM music is not because of the music itself (although their videos are wickedly sensual and their lyrics are retarded, characteristic of witchcraft lyrics); I expose CCM because the INDUSTRY is promoting the New World Order (NWO) agendas of One World Religion, One World Government, Population Reduction, the Homosexual Agenda, and everything else of the Devil. Some people try to confuse the issue of CCM, alleging hypocrisy if a Christian dares to pick up an electric guitar to play; but that's not the issue at all. The issue is that your favorite CCM artists is LEADING YOU SOMEWHERE!!! They're leading their fans into ecumenical apostasy, which equates to corrupt Bibles, doctrines of devils, perverted gospels, sycophantic religious worship, and CCM idolatry.
John 12:43, “For they loved the praise of men more than the praise of God.”
The following information is from our friend, Dr. Terry Watkins at Dial-The-Truth Ministries...MICHAEL W. SMITH AND WITCHCRAFT
Inside Music, (Jan/Feb 91), describes a Michael W. 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.”
The continual excuse 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.
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)
Amazing! After Michael W. Smith's concert, there was not even enough of God for the lost world to even know this "so-called CHRISTian star" was a Christian! What a pitiful testimony for a Christian!
How are you going to reach the young people with the gospel of Jesus Christ when they can not even tell you are a Christian!
A Christian is supposed to be peculiar (1 Peter 2:9), pure (1 Tim. 5:22), clean (2 Cor. 7:1), sanctified (1 Cor. 6:11), separated (2 Cor. 6:17) and holy (1 Peter 1:16). But not according to Michael:". . .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)
God help us! What a wicked, rebellious and ungodly statement!
Several years ago, Michael W. Smith attempted the Amy Grant inspired "secular rock crossover". It was a total failure. So Smith went back to $inging to the gullible Christians! The CCM hot $eller now is the rockin' "praise and worship" albums. Of course, Michael W. $mith has a "wor$hip" album. Did I hear cha-ching?
MICHAEL W. SMITH AND THE OCCULT
The back of Michael W. Smith's, The Big Picture, is Michael W. Smith spelled backwards (on RIGHT). One of the first signs of Satanism is writing backwards. Aleister Crowley, the guru of modern Satanism (and mentor of many rock groups) taught in his magick handbook, Magick in Theory and Practice, for the occultist, ". . . let him learn to write backwards. . ."". . .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. . ."
(Crowley, Aleister. Magick: Liber ABA, book four, 1994 Ordo Templi Orientis edition, p. 639)
Something else very alarming is in "Michael W Smith". The "M" in Michael and the "T" in Smith is part of the Runic (runic means secret) alphabet used in witchcraft and Satanism!
The Dictionary of Cults, Sects, Religions and the Occult, says of the "rune", "From the German word raumen, meaning 'secret' or 'mystery'. . . For witchcraft a rune is a magical chant. There are various rune alphabets used by occult groups"..(Mather, George A. and Larry Nichols, The Dictionary of Cults, Sects, Religions and the Occult, p. 235)
Author and occult symbol researcher, Dr. Cathy Burns, was so alarmed by Michael W. Smith's use of the runes on his Big Picture album, she wrote Smith requesting an explanation. Here is her reply:
"When I wrote to Smith about this, his manager responded. He denied that the record contained runic characters, but he did tell me that if I wanted to know more about runes that I should check out my library for more information! He may not be fully endorsing the runes, but he certainly didn't try to warn me that runes were occultic symbols." (Dr. Cathy Burns, Masonic and Occult Symbols Illustrated, p. 288)
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)
RIGHT: Notice the runic M and T are in the "Michael W. Smith" name above.
Michael W. Smith's Christmastime album has the most bizarre album cover I have ever seen. Michael W. Smith is simply standing on a chair in some weird stance. What in the world is he doing? During a slide presentation on Christian Rock, I displayed Smith's Christmastime album cover and remarked "what a bizarre cover it was. And I had no idea what Smith was doing!" After the presentation, a man came forward and told me that Michael was "runing". He was forming the runic "T" and the bottom of the chair (we enclosed it in red) is forming the runic "M"! It is clearly taking place! Unbelievable!
Amy Grant Promotes Billy Graham (Billy Balaam)
CCM is of the Devil. Amy Grant has led hundreds-of-millions of people into apostasy, away from God and into the world...
“I’M TRYING TO LOOK SEXY to sell a record...” (Rolling Stone, June 6, 1985, p. 10).
Grant said in 1985 that she was dressing sexy to sell a record, and she certainly has sold many records. Amy has sold out for Satan. Grant appeared on the apostate Billy Graham TV show and said she gave her life to Jesus; but if there was any truth to her claim, then she would care about lost souls. What a phony! Amy is honored by evil Hollywood, receiving her star on the infamous Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2005, and has appeared on the worldly Jay Leno Show that mocks God and glorifies sin and sinners. Amy is the best of both world's it seems; but who is she really serving? The Bible says you cannot serve God and mammon (wealth). Amy has chosen wealth and that's why she brags about drinking beer, smoking pot, dressing sexy, and not giving a hoot if anybody gets saved at her thousands of concerts.
Like so many other, Amy is like a chameleon that changes its color to adapt to the environment. At Billy Graham events, Amy talks about Jesus; but in concert she flashes the El Diablo, “I love Satan” sign (pictured to right), while receiving the worship of tens-of-thousands of screaming fans... AMY, AMY, AMY!!! Ronnie James Dio (1942-2010) made the exact same hand-sign in all his Satan-worshipping concerts. Amy may fool the unsaved masses who are blinded by the god of this sinful world, Satan (2nd Corinthians 4:4); but she's not fooling born-again, Bible-believing, God-fearing Christians!!! Modesty doesn't matter to Amy. Sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ doesn't matter to Amy. It's all about the money.
As of 2009, Grant remains the best-selling Contemporary Christian Music (CCM) singer ever, having sold over 30 million albums worldwide. Yet, Bible-believing, born-again, fundamentalist Christians are eerily silent concerning this religious whore in the limelight, whose corrupting the world's churches, leading her fans to follow Billy Graham (Billy Balaam). Amy's on top of the world. She was honored with a star on Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2005 for her contributions to the entertainment industry. Yet she doesn't share the gospel of Jesus Christ with all her fans, letting them go to Hell for all eternity without Christ. Why, oh why?
Tragically, Amy Grant's music is so vague, wishy-washy, and doctrinally deficient that Roman Catholics support her. ROMAN CATHOLICS SUPPORT HER!!! That speaks volumes about how ecumenical and apostate Amy really is!!! Amy Grant was interviewed by Catholic.org (the world's largest Catholic network) on July 22, 2010 by Billy Atwell. The Catholic religion is straight out of the pits of Hell beneath. Amy has a habit of denouncing her responsibilities as a professed Christian believer...
“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) [emphasis added]
Amy says, “I'm not looking to convert anybody.” As Christians, we should all be trying to get souls saved. Proverb 11:30, “The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life; and he that winneth souls is wise.” Certainly, God does the saving and not us (1st Corinthians 3:6-8); but we are supposed to be labourers together with the Lord, trying to bring souls to Jesus Christ to be saved. 1st Corinthians 3:9, “For we are labourers together with God: ye are God's husbandry, ye are God's building.”
Amy Grant has made hundreds-of-millions of dollars throughout her musical career, professing to be a Christian, singing worldly music in the name of Jesus; but she has not glorified God when she neglects to use her massive public influence to share the gospel of Jesus Christ with the lost. Daniel 5:23, “...the God in whose hand thy breath is, and whose are all thy ways, hast thou not glorified.”
Amy Grant professes to be a Christian, and I am not one to judge whether she is or not; but when any so-called Christian celebrity is honored by Hollywood and is praised by unsaved Catholics and is popular with the sinful world, something is very wrong. 2nd Timothy 3:12 says that believers who live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution. When you stand up for Jesus and carry a Bible, the world will forsake you immediately (John 15:19). Amy Grant is so worldly, immodest, sensual, and carnally-minded that the heathen world loves her. That is NOT Biblical Christianity! Luke 8:15 teaches that every believer ought to try to win souls to Christ. 2nd Timothy 3:1-5 warned us about religious fakes who would have “a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof” of the gospel of Jesus Christ (Romans 1:16). Amy's life and music is devoid of genuine Biblical Christianity. I say this, not to be unkind, but to take a stand for God.
CCM is dangerous because the singers are all affiliated with apostate ecumenical ministers. CCM music is not sinful because they use electric instruments, not at all; it is because they're all leading their fans into the apostate Ecumenical Movement.
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