CCM's False Gospel
(Contemporary Christian Music is a Fraudulent Demonic Industry)
By David J. Stewart
“For many walk, of whom I have told you often, and now tell you even weeping, that they are the enemies of the cross of Christ: Whose end is destruction, whose God is their belly, and whose glory is in their shame, who mind earthly things.” —Philippians 3:18,19
There is no bigger group of fakes and imposters who masquerade as Christians than Contemporary Christian Music [CCM] singers. What a bunch of sellouts!
Of the thousands of CCM bands, individual artists and singing groups, not one of them preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ on their websites.
At their concerts, the only message given is to open one's heart to allow God's love to fill the emptiness. That is a false Gospel not taught in the Bible. Opening one's heart to allow God's love to fill the void is not the Biblical plan of salvation. In fact, it's a road to Hell. Judas was a follower of Christ, one of His very Apostles, and yet Judas went to Hell when he died. Following Jesus is NOT the way to salvation. Opening one's heart to God is NOT the way to salvation. Joining a religious group, getting water baptized or committing one's life to God are NOT the ways to salvation. The CCM industry is of the Devil.
If any CCM artist or group were to preach the Biblical Gospel as it is supposed to be preached, they'd lose all their fans. The Bible teaches that all humanity are wicked sinners, deserving of punishment by God in hellfire, forever. We all deserve to go straight to Hell and burn, in torment, for violating God's holy Law. Even the most noblest and upright amongst us deserve to burn in Hell forever. You won't hear CCM singers warn their fans about hellfire, judgment or the wrath of God against all Christ-rejecters (Psalm 7:11; John 3:36; 2nd Thessalonians 1:8-9). They propagate a warped message, which is NOT the Gospel.
The good news is that Jesus paid our sin debt, and we can be saved if we'll BELIEVE on Jesus as the Son of God, the Christ, to forgive our sins; but if one does not acknowledge their guilt of sin before God, for breaking God's commandments, then they cannot be saved.
The Bible also warns that adding any self-righteousness voids one's faith as invalid, for true faith excludes all forms of self-righteousness (Romans 10:3-4; Ephesians 2:8-9; Titus 3:5). The Biblical Gospel includes the rejection of trusting in good works, sacraments, church membership, water baptism or any other forms of self-righteousness to get saved. Jesus plainly taught that a person must be BORN-AGAIN to enter into Heaven (John 3:1-7). CCM singer, Michael Smith, propagates the errant teaching at his concerts that fans merely need to invite Jesus into their life to be saved. That is a false Gospel.
Salvation is NOT inviting Jesus into one's heart. Salvation is a dirty, guilty, rotten sinner coming to God the Father through faith in His Son, Jesus, as the Christ, the Son of God, to forgive their sins. Salvation is coming to God through His Son to be forgiven of one's sins. If there is no genuine acknowledgement of one's guilty condition before God, then there is no need for a Savior. Salvation requires the admission of one's guilt as a sinner. Salvation does NOT require ceasing from living a sinful lifestyle, for that would be self-righteousness.
Salvation is not a reward; it is a free gift (Romans 4:5-6; 6:23). If there is genuine conversion, then God will work in that person's heart through His Holy Spirit and a change will occur (2nd Corinthians 5:17). A changed life is the FRUIT of genuine repentance and not a part of the ROOT of saving-faith. All God requires for salvation is childlike faith in Jesus as the Savior, because of His work of redemption, as payment for one's sins. We are saved by faith alone in Jesus as the Christ (Ephesians 2:8-9; Galatians 3:24-26).
CCM artists deceitfully profess to be Christians; but in their concerts, on their websites and in their music, they fail to preach the Biblical Gospel. The producers who control the artists would neither allow, nor tolerate it. Despite all their lies, excuses and masquerading, the truth cannot be hidden—CCM performers are sold out to making money, loving the praise of men more than the praise of God (John 12:43). Their music is void of truth. Their concerts are void of truth. The only message preached is a vague, obscure, watered-down ecumenical Gospel which calls for ecumenical unity, at the expense of doctrinal integrity. They embrace all faiths, all doctrines and claim that God's love supercedes all else. Consequently, Catholics and other false religious cults continue to be the biggest fans of the CCM industry. Catholics are the biggest fans of the CCM industry! That is because CCM propagates a false Gospel and is the enemy of Jesus Christ.
The Apostate So-called Christian Movie, JOSHUA
In 2003, a popular so-called Christian movie was produced called JOSHUA, featuring the music of Michael Smith. The movie starred Tony Goldwyn as Jesus. In the movie, the Catholic Church is glorified and the Pope is portrayed as a sincere man who loves Jesus Christ. Nothing could be further from the truth. The Pope hates God. How do I know that? It's because the Pope teaches his followers the traditions of men instead of the Commandments of God (Mark 7:6-13). The Pope is an evil man. There is nothing more evil than to teach others a false Gospel. The Pope is leading one billion followers with him into the fires of Hell. If you disagree with me, then you are ignorant of the Scriptures and disagree with God. Romans 10:3-4 plainly condemns the Catholic religion, as does Ephesians 2:8-9.
As proof of what I say, consider that in 2005 Pope Benedict XVI taught that Biblical faith is not necessary for salvation for a morally good person in the community. It was Pope Paul VI who stated in Vatican II in 1964 (the official dogma of the Vatican and Roman Catholic Church today), who taught that a person cannot possibly go to Heaven without being water baptized into the Catholic Church. These are heresies of the Devil. Salvation is found ONLY in the Person of Jesus Christ; and not in any organization, creed, business, Pope, or group of men.
The movie portrays Jesus as inviting a Catholic priest into a tavern to play a game of pool, and then Jesus takes Him to a Christian Rock concert. It is blasphemy against the Lord. The movie portrays Jesus telling the priest, “You suck at pool.” Jesus would NEVER talk that way, i.e., using sexually-slang language. This is how the modern CCM industry thinks about the Lord Jesus Christ. The movie portrays Jesus at the end telling the Pope that the world simply needs to open their heart to allow Christ's love to fill the empty void, so that they can love too. That's the total extent of the CCM false Gospel preached today. If that's all you believe, then you are going straight to Hell when you die.
You must be born-again as Jesus commanded in John 3:1-7. To be born-again, you need God's Holy Spirit born in you, and that only happens when you believe on Jesus as the Son of God, the Christ, to forgive your sins. We are born-again by the Seed of God's Word (1st Peter 1:23). The topic of sin offends most spoiled Americans today... How dare you call me a sinner. Well, if you're right with God, then you ought to feel like the biggest sinner in town. We all deserve to burn in Hell. One sin makes us guilty of all in God's eyes (James 2:10). A hypocrite is someone who views another person as being a worse sinner than them self. We're all horrible sinners in God's eyes. If you don't believe that, then you need to get saved, because you've never repented in your heart.
The movie JOSHUA is evil, because it presents the Catholic religion as being legitimate, which it is not. The Catholic Church is no Church at all. It is a religious cult, a prisonhouse of religion. From the cradle-to-the-casket, Catholicism offers a fancy religious package that is a spiritual box of maggots. Please don't be deceived. Only a fool confesses their sins to a priest, who is saturated with sins himself. 1st Timothy 2:5 plainly teaches that Jesus is the ONLY Mediator between God and men. No priest has the power to forgive sin (Luke 5:21).
Over one billion Catholics praise Mary more than Jesus. Although most Catholics will attempt to argue this claim, they chant “Hail Mary” 53-times in every standard Rosary recital. Jesus is not mentioned. Catholics foolishly believe that Jesus' earthly mother is more dear to Him than everything else, and so they worship Mary. In so doing they violate the 2nd of the Ten Commandments (Exodus 20:4-5). Catholics are idolaters! In fact, one of their most celebrated fraudulent traditions of Catholicism is Our Lady of Fatima (Mary), who allegedly said that she will save anyone who comes to her by way of reciting the Rosary. That is pure demonic false religion.
Jesus condemned such vain repetitions in Matthew 6:7. Catholics arrogantly condemn born-again Christians like me for speaking the truth, but their day of judgment is coming, when God will vindicate His Word, and my preaching from His Word, and Catholics will be cast into the Lake of Fire. Catholics don't have a leg to stand on, because everything they believe goes totally contrary to the Words of God. They are fools.
The movie, JOSHUA, is evil in it's overall message. At the end of the movie, Jesus, played by Tony Goldwyn, gets on his knees and bows before the Pope (played by Giancarlo Giannini). What wickedness! The Lord Jesus Christ bows to no man! It is humanity, even the demons and Satan himself, the Pope's lord, who WILL BOW their knees in eternity and confess that Jesus is Lord (Philippians 2:9-11).
CCM is Pro-Catholic and Evil to the Core
The entire CCM industry is pro-Catholic. Many of the artists are devout Catholics. Yet, apostate churches invite these evildoers into their presence to encourage spiritual whoredom with the sinful world. They are religious pimps. The world is the whore and today's abundance of CCM masqueraders bring the Godless world into God's house, turning it into a den of thieves. God calls them adulterers and adulteresses. James 4:4, “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.” If you assist the sinful world, then you are God's enemy. CCM singers are God's enemy. The entire CCM industry is worldly. They dress worldly, sing worldly, act worldly and are greedy for money like the world. All their music is for sale.
CCM singer Michael W. Smith is as pro-Catholic as you can get. Smith has numerous songs listed in the TOP CATHOLIC SONGS website; including his hits, I Give You My Heart, Healing Rain and Let It Rain. This is solid evidence of the apostasy and ecumenicalism of today's so-called Christian singers. They're all a bunch of phonies.
Rock 'N' Roll music is a powerful influence upon the flesh, which is demonic in nature. Before there was ever so-called “Christian Rock,” there was Godless Rock. Those religious phonies today who attempt to justify devilish Rock music with Christian words are pulling on the same rope as the Devil. There is NO such thing as Christian Rock. There ain't no such animal. All Rock music is of the Devil. All Hip Hop is of the Devil. All Funk, Rap and House music is of the Devil. Those who disagree are worldly, rub shoulders with the heathen world, never go soul-winning and make lots of money selling their noise (and that's what a lot of it is... annoying noise!). TobyMac comes to mind, who praises the Pope by the way.
“It was quite an honor. The Pope doesn't come around that often. And for him to call a Hip Hop Funk band. I thought that was pretty cool... It was cool to see these priests rockin' out.” —Toby McKeehan (TobyMac)
Anything that portrays the Catholic Church, priests and the Pope as of God is Satanic to the core. Those who despise me, attack me and try to destroy me and my ministry, are those who reject the Bible and fight against the Lord Jesus. Life is short and God will be vindicated on Judgment Day. Woe unto every Catholic! I know people who attend the Catholic Church, even though I have warned them repeatedly that the Devil controls the organization; but they still go there. I have even heard people tell me that they know the Catholic Church is evil; but they still go there. They are in trouble with God. In their heart, they don't believe anything I have told them from the Bible, because they love their tradition more than God's Word. They want religion; but they don't want God and truth (John 4:24).
I am not against contemporary music, as some misunderstand. I am against the organized CCM industry and all the artists who hide the Gospel. The main reason is because nearly all of them are unsaved themselves. Truly, the love of money is the root of all evil (1st Timothy 6:10). The CCM industry rakes in billions of dollars a year from America's apostate churches. The music is worldly. Granted, some of the music is uplifting and excellent as far as music itself is concerned. Of course, the Rap and Heavy Metal is terrible and hardly resemblant of any meaningful music.
I am against sensual Rock music, heavy metal, and musical rhythms that promote rebellion and sexual immorality.
CCM embraces a broad spectrum of different types of music. Certainly, there is some acceptable music; however, the same singers who sing the acceptable music are fruitless as Christians, and others sing music that is unacceptable to the Lord. So-called CCM band, Jars of Clay, open concerts for Ozzy Osbourne. Sensual music is sinful (Jude 1:19), which is commonplace in CCM. The singers look like punks on their album covers, others appear as homosexuals, and some are. Is this pleasing to the Lord? No, of course not.
As churches become more worldly, so also is the world becoming more churchy. Heathen singer, Kate Perry, has the name above every other name, “Jesus,” tattooed on her wrist and back in the year 2000 entered the music industry singing Gospel music. Today she is infamous for singing the lesbian-loving songs, I Kissed a Girl and Ur So Gay. Madonna are Perry are personal friends. Perry also sings the blasphemous song, ROCK GOD. Kate Perry is a whore who sings the song TEENAGE DREAM, from the album of the same title, which invites a male to stick his hands down into her skin tight pants. Is this wholesome music for children and teenagers to listen to? This is America today. Woe unto our nation!
This is what kids are listening to in the privacy of their room, Christian and non-Christian alike, with that headset on their ears for hours-upon-hours each day. These are America's children's idols, who they want to become. Kate Perry is slutty, having uploaded YouTube music videos of herself jumping around in her panties, acting goofy, just to be a tantalizing slut. Kate Perry (real name: Katheryn Hudson, born 1984) is a she-devil and no friend of God. The Word of God warns that all humanity has an appointment with death... BUT AFTER THIS THE JUDGMENT (Hebrews 9:27, King James Bible).
CCM as a whole is apostate. It's all about making money. The Biblical Gospel is not preached. Instead, a wishy-washy message of ecumenical compromise and religious devotion are taught. Much of what is taught today is a Social Gospel of unity, brotherly love and tolerance toward all groups, even embracing homosexuals and abortionists. There is no call for repentance, nor preaching against evil. CCM tolerates all forms of wickedness under the guise of Christian unity. It is in actuality, sinful compromise. God commands believers to separate (2nd Corinthians 6:14-17), and to expose all forms of wickedness (Ephesians 5:11). Instead, CCM embraces such wickedness and dares not step on anyone's toes for God.
In sharp contrast, the Bible is the most offensive Book in the world. If God doesn't apologize for His Word, then why should we? They are traitors against God, who are greedy for money, and so they corrupt the Bible to make it less offensive to today's thin-skinned Americans. Most Americans are big cry-babies, none worse than America's religious leaders. They are anything but Christian. Shame on any pastor who invites a CCM band into the church. You are encouraging their evil works. God said He would vomit up lukewarm believers (Revelation 3:15-16). God deliver us from Rock 'N' Roll Christians. 100% of them fail to win souls, because they refuse to preach the Biblical Gospel. The only message they promote is so vague that it is also embraced by Catholics.
This is not to say that all contemporary sounding music is wrong, not at all; but the INDUSTRY is evil. Anything that involves the sale of albums, concerts and all the money-grabbing avenues of the greedy CCM industry is CORRUPT!!! Not one mainstream artist preachers the Gospel, and many of them (such as Kate Perry) go on to whoredom in the secular music world, stripping naked, embracing homosexuality, blaspheming God and selling their soul to the Devil for fame and fortune (1st Kings 21:20).
Since making money is their goal, CCM artists do not want to drive away Catholics. So everything they produce is obscure, general and applicable to Catholics. Instead of warning Catholics of the judgment to come in Hell, CCM artists would rather let everyone go to Hell forever in exchange for lots of money. As much as they may try to deny this claim, the facts are self evident. I challenge you to find any mainstream CCM artist's website that offends Catholics. I challenge you to find any mainstream CCM artist's website that preaches salvation without works of self-righteousness. I challenge you to find any mainstream CCM artist's website that teaches their fans how to be saved.
In view of the reality of Hell, where Christ-rejecting sinners will be tormented for all eternity, you'd think every CCM singer in the world would be warning people. But they don't care about anyone except themselves, to obtain the good life for their family, making money, becoming famous, et cetera. Oh sure, they'll give money to charity, because that won't offend anyone. However, the Gospel offends people if it is preached correctly (1st Corinthians 1:21). Woe unto the apostate CCM crowd and their carnal followers.
The Gospel needs to be preached. Jesus never commissioned anyone to start a singing ministry. No one! The Bible speaks of singing melody in one's heart; not selling records and pimping across a stage in tight leather, with screeching guitars and flashing Satan signs, receiving idolatrous praise from the audience. The fans never yell, “Yeah Jesus!” No, instead they worship their favorite singer. Jesus hates all Rock music, because it is all rooted in idolatrous praise of the performers, and always has been.
"That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness." —2nd Thessalonians 2:12
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"Ye that love the LORD, hate evil..." —Psalm 97:10