Jars of Clay
"A wicked man hardeneth his face..." —Proverb 21:29
"An high look, and a proud heart, and the plowing of the wicked, is sin." —Proverb 21:4
JARS OF CLAY names Jimmy Hendrix and the Beatles as their inspiration (Dann Denny, “Christian Rock,” Sunday Herald Times, Bloomington, Ind., Feb. 8, 1998). The lead guitarist for Jars of Clay is said to be a “Beatles fanatic” (Christian News, Dec. 8, 1997).
Please understand that I don't condemn anyone, for the Bible condemns all of us as guilty, dirty, rotten, hell-deserving sinners. My salvation solely rests in Christ's righteousness, because of the precious blood that He gave for our sins. My intention is not to be unkind; but rather, to expose the falsehood of so-called "Christian rock."
When asked by ChristianityToday to list their musical influences, Jars of Clay members “listed no Christian artists” (Christianity Today, Nov. 15, 1999). Jars of Clay performs Ozzy Osbourne’s “Crazy Train” during their concerts. Osbourne is the filthy-mouthed former lead singer for the occultic rock group Black Sabbath. Ozzy Osbourne, has featured Pan on all of his recent album covers (2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008). Sadly, Ozzy is bound for Hell. The Rock 'N' Roll industry is infamous for worshipping Pan, who is the very embodiment of Rock music. Pan represents Satan, which is what the ever-so-popular Satanic hand sign shows, allegiance to the Devil.
Though members of Black Sabbath today claim it was all done in innocence and “fun,” they promoted occultic themes through their music and concerts, including upside down crosses and altar calls for Satan. They blasphemed Jesus Christ and railed against the authority of the God of the Bible. Osbourne has almost died several times because of his outrageous drug abuse and alcoholism. He has bitten the head off of a live bat in concert. He has dressed in women’s clothing and stripped off most of his clothes during concerts. He is deeply scarred by his savage lifestyle and maintains a semblance of normalcy today through the drug Prozac. Ozzy Osbourne's works are of the Devil.
Can you image... a professed Christian group that sings Ozzy Osbourne's hellish music? Just as shocking and tragic is the fact that Christianity Today (CT) magazine promotes Jars of Clay. Why? Do you want to see some freaks?... then look at the website for Jars of Clay. Is this what Christianity has come to? Why would Christianity Today promote such worldly garbage? To no surprise, Christianity Today promotes Harry Potter's witchcraft. CT is also pro-homosexual.
This is not Christianity. There is NOTHING even remotely "Christian" about the band JARS OF CLAY, and ChristianityToday is apostate. Jars of Clay play the Devil's rock-n-roll, and ChristianityToday sinfully promotes them. It should be renamed to ApostasyToday.
Do you think Jesus Christ is pleased with the worldly, Heavy Metal rock-n-roll of Jars of Clay? No way!!! The Bible warns in 2nd Corinthians 6:14-17... "Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness? And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel? And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord..." It is sinful to hobnob with the Devil's crowd. You can't eat at the Devil's table without getting food poisoning! You can't play with fire without getting burned. DON'T be deceived my friend, ALL rock music is straight out of the pits of Hell. Again, I am not judging anyone; but rather, the apostate music itself.
Shortly before Billy Graham had them perform in his crusades, JARS OF CLAY had "recorded for an R-rated film loaded with 'live-in' lovers, nudity, graphic violence, and 83 obscenities. The lead vocalist from this band said: "We don't want to be called a 'Christian band' because it is a turn-off. Jerry Huffman perceptively added: "Don't worry, we would not accuse it of such."
Jars of Clay, Calvary Contender (February 15, 1998, Vol. 15, No. 4, Pg.1)
The Love of the World
Certainly, many believers love the world's music; but we must never attempt to justify it. There's a big difference between a believer who struggles with Rock music, verses someone who tries to say that there's nothing wrong with Rock music. 1st John 2:17 tells us that this world will one day pass away and everything in it (2nd Peter 3:10).
The members of STRYPER love secular rock music. In a 1995 interview, Michael Sweet, who was the lead singer for Stryper, said: “I’m a fan of all that stuff from the ‘80s.Groups like Bon Jovi, Van Halen, and Aerosmith. Musically, I like a lot of that stuff, but back when I was a kid what I grew up listening to ranged from Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Fats Domino all the way to groups like Three Dog Night. Credence [Clearwater Revival] was one of my favorite bands and a group called Bad Company. I just loved them and Elvis, of course” (CCM Magazine, November 1995). There's not a dime's difference between the world's rock music, and so-called Christian rock (and Christian rockers admit it!).
Some of DC TALK’S musical role models are the Beatles, David Bowie, and The Police, all of which are wicked secular rock groups. dc Talk’s album “Free at Last” contains a song titled “Jesus Is Just Alright,” which was first sung by the Byrds (the song was later covered by the Doobie Brothers; a “doobie” is a marijuana joint). DC Talk’s Kevin Smith admits that he listens to mostly secular rock music (Flint Michigan Journal, March 15, 1996, B19). dc Talk opened its “Jesus Freak” concerts with the Beatles’ song “Help.”
They also perform Jimi Hendrix’s Purple Haze. Hendrix was a drug-crazed New Age occultist. Toward the end of their concerts dc Talk plays the rock song “All Apologies” by the wicked secular rock group Nirvana, formerly led by Kurt Cobain. Terry Watkins notes: “Kurt Cobain is one of the worst Antichrist, 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 dc Talk got ‘All Apologies’ from, has pictures of chopped up babies! Cobain ran around his neighborhood spray-painting, ‘ABORT CHRIST’ and ‘GOD IS GAY.’ Cobain’s first band was called ‘Fecal Matter.’ Cobain killed himself a couple of years ago” (Dr. Watkins, Christian Rock: Blessing or Blasphemy?)
Birds of a feather flock together. AMY GRANT says, “I love to hear Billy Joel, Kenny Loggins and the Doobie Brothers” (Time, March 11, 1985). Amy’s album House of Love includes the environmental-mother-earth song, “Big Yellow Taxi,” by new-age-priestess Joni Mitchell (Ibid.). Mitchell is infamous for her open relationship with a spirit she calls “Art.” Obviously she is communing with demons, and it is unconscionable for Amy Grant to be promoting Mitchell’s music to Christian young people. I'm not judging Amy Grant, for I like Billy Joel's music too; but I'm not going to dare say that there's nothing wrong with it.
God deliver our young people from these materialistic, worldly, deceitful, wicked imposters who EXPLOIT the name of Jesus to make a buck and corrupt America's youth. 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, Mercy Me, and Jars of Clay... HAVE NO BUSINESS BRINGING THEIR WORKS OF DARKNESS INTO ANY NEW TESTAMENT CHURCH!
To be a friend of the world is to be the enemy of God (James 4:4).
"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
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"And I will punish the world for their evil, and the wicked for their iniquity; and I will cause the arrogancy of the proud to cease, and will lay low the haughtiness of the terrible." —Isaiah 13:11
"Ye that love the LORD, hate evil..." —Psalm 97:10