Kurt Carr's Music EXPOSED!
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." ó2nd Timothy 3:1,2,5
We are living in perilous times of woeful apostasy. Kurt Carr is one of the most popular and successful African-American Gospel entertainers in the world today. Unfortunately, as with all Ecumenicals, he sings of unity and diversity instead of Biblical separation over truth. God wants believers to divide over truth; not unite by error.
Kurt Carr's False Social Gospel
Carr's latest album, One Church, is an ecumenical nightmare. While Kurt Carr is singing, "Let's unite"; the Word of God commands, "Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness? ... Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord..." (2nd Corinthians 6:14,17).
Every Catholic claims to be a Christian; but it is clear from the Word of God that they are NOT. Catholics adds everything to their faith except the kitchen sink (and they might add that next). Catholics are unbelievers.
Martin Luther clearly taught in his catechisms that "baptism works the forgiveness of sins." This is called the heresy of "baptismal regeneration." Lutherans who follow Martin Luther's teachings are being woefully misled.
The Unitarian Universalist Church is so apostate that 18% of it's members are professed ATHEISTS!
The United Church of Christ is as liberal as can beópromoting homosexuality, ordaining homosexual priests, and propagating the same heathen "diversity" and "unity" that Kurt Carr is spreading. This is sinful compromise; not love. This is heathendom; not Christianity.
In an interview with GOSPELflava.com, Kurt Carr states that the purpose of his ministry is "to create more diversity and unification among the different races and cultures" ...
Carr spoke with GOSPELflava.com about reaching out to the masses, the purpose of the album, paying homage to his predecessors and more.
GOSPELflava.com: What would you say was the purpose behind One Church?
Kurt Carr: Itís not so much the purpose of this album as it is the purpose of my ministry. The purpose of my ministry is to bring unity to the body of Christ. Itís also to create more diversity and unification among the different races and cultures. Itís more than just this album. I finally kind of realized what God had specifically in mind for me to do." -SOURCE: http://www.gospelflava.com/articles/kurtcarrinterview2005.html
Is this what God wants? Does God want to unify the races and cultures of the world? The Biblical account of Babel evidences that it was God who segregated mankind. This was for mankind's own good, because when men uniteóit's always against God. Study the great men of God throughout history and you'll find that they always stood ALONE, were very unpopular, and the world hated them with a passion.
A Social Gospel Requires Sinful Compromise
Kurt Carr goes on to say...
In my prayer time, while I was seeking God about the new CD, he compelled me to reach those people that he has given their ear to me. Thatís where the concept of the album came from. It has a profound message that needs to be conveyed. Jesus prayed to the Father that we would be one, as He and the Father are one. My friend Tommy Tenney said that itís an unanswered prayer that Jesus prayed. Itís true because there is still so much division in the body of Christ. We have to do something about it, and I believe that music is the key that is going to draw us all together. óSOURCE
Carr is referring to John 17:21 in the preceding quote where Jesus said, "That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me." Carefully notice that verse 20 restricts this unity to the saved only... "for them also which shall believe." Don't miss this! Christians are forbidden from uniting with unbelievers.
There is division for a reason. Satan is an identity thief, falsely appearing as an angel of light (2nd Corinthians 11:13-14). This is why there is so much division, because we are to divide over truth. When a church congregation starts embracing heresy and worldliness, it's time to leave.
Christians Must Not Unite with False Religions
Ninety-five percent of all so-called churches today are false religions. How can there be unity?
The Seventh-Day Adventist church is a false religion, cursed of God (Galatians 1:9). The Greek Eastern Orthodox church is of the Devil, teaching sacramental salvation (i.e., works salvation). Mormons, Church of Christ, and Jehovah's Witnesses are cursed of Godóthey have believed a false Gospel (2nd Corinthians 11:3,13-14). Yet Kurt Carr never mentions any of this, he just sings for everyone to "unite." Unite and do what Mr. Carr? You never mention soulwinning. The world is going to Hell while you're raking in millions-of-dollars in profits. All CCM artists preach unity, for it is the very vehicle by which Satan is achieving a New World Order.
My intent here is not to condemn anyone or be judgmental; but rather, to stand against the unbiblical teaching that Christians should unite with other religions. The Bible forbids Christians from yoking with non-Christians (Ephesians 5:11).
Martin Luther King Jr. was a Communist and a heretic who denied the deity of Jesus Christ. Just as Jesse Jackson, King preached a Social Gospel of unity and diversity... "Let's all set aside our differences and get along." Martin Luther King Jr. wasn't even saved. He denied the deity of Christ, the virgin birth and Christ's bodily resurrection.1 The Devil's crowd and Christians will NEVER get along, and should not! What fellowship hath Christ with Belial? What agreement hath the temple of God with idols? What fellowship hath Christians with homosexuals? Proverb 29:27, "An unjust man is an abomination to the just: and he that is upright in the way is abomination to the wicked."
Kurt Carr propagates the same liberal Social Gospel that King, Jackson, and many others do today. It is a Social Gospel of love, acceptance, and unity in the name of Jesus; but sin is not preached against, Biblical separation is not taught, false religions are not exposed, damnable heresies are not refuted, "soulwinning" is ignored and the true Gospel is rarely preached.
I certainly 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 ecumenical unity which always leads to apostasy.
"For there are certain men crept in unawares, who were before of old ordained to this condemnation, ungodly men, turning the grace of our God into lasciviousness, and denying the only Lord God, and our Lord Jesus Christ" (Jude 1:4).
Music Cannot Replace the Word of God
"...there is still so much division in the body of Christ. We have to do something about it, and I believe that music is the key that is going to draw us all together." óSOURCE
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. Music is not the Gospel. 1st Corinthians 1:21 speaks concerning the "preaching of the cross," not the singing of the cross.
Listen to what 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. óSOURCE
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! 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."
Michael Jackson has stated something similar concerning his music...
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!
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, then how do you win them to Christ?
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? Romans 10:14, "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?" Carefully notice that the Bible doesn't say "singer." Rather, It says "preacher!"
Kurt Carr admits that the girls in the audience cry, go crazy, faint, etc. The preaching of the Gospel doesn't make people faint and fall on the floor. Idolatry is synonymous with Celebrity Worship Syndrome. 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.
The Apostate West Angeles Church of God in ChristKurt Carr's album, One Church, was recorded live at West Angeles COGIC church in Los Angeles (Bishop Charles E. Blake). Look here at their statement of beliefs and show me how to be saved. They claim they want to reach the world for Jesus Christ, but they don't even tell anyone how to be saved on their website. Might offend someone, huh?
The West Angeles COGIC is likewise unholy in their openly stated ecumenism ... Bishop Charles E. Blake is,
"...founder and Co-chair of the Los Angeles Ecumenical Congress (LAEC), an interdenominational coalition of religious leaders and pastors -SOURCE: "About Bishop Charles E. Blake"
Moreover, their ecumenism is seen in the COGIC "Commission On Education and Doctrine."
Thus the COED will offer the church a comprehensive vision that encompasses ecumenism, doctrinal/historical, graduate and undergraduate educational policies, and related areas.
B. Fostering ecumenical relationships within and outside the United States.
E. The Ecumenical Division - serves as the church's liaison to other religious denominations and ecumenical agencies. óSOURCE: http://bbless.org/cogic.commission.ed.htm
Ecumenism teaches people to not "receive the love of the truth, that they might be saved" (2nd Thessalonians 2:10; John 14:6).
Ecumenism teaches people not to contend earnestly for the faith (Jude 3). It tolerates "certain men who have crept in unawares" (Jude 4). It makes people unable to "know the spirit of truth and the spirit of error" (1st John 4:6). It denies the words of Christ who said, "He who is of God hears God's words," and "If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word . . . He who does not love Me does not keep My words" (John 14:23-24).
Ecumenism teaches people to not fight the good fight (2nd Timothy 4:7), and leaves strongholds standing and high things remaining that exalt itself against the knowledge of God (2nd Corinthians 10:3-5) as they tolerate deviant doctrines of different denominations. The truth (Jesus, John 14:6) is critically important.
Ecumenism, in woeful deceit, denies Jesus Christ, the Truth (2nd Peter 2:1; John 4:24,14:6). "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). "Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord..." (2nd Corinthians 6:17). It is better to be divided over truth, than to be united by error.
Balaam's ecumenical message of LOVE and UNITY caused the people of God to yoke together with the unsaved Moabites, and 24,000 Israelites died as a result (Numbers 25) ... "Which have forsaken the right way, and are gone astray, following the way of Balaam the son of Bosor, who loved the wages of unrighteousness" (2nd Peter 2:15). Kurt Carr has forsaken the right way. One of the educational programs at the West Angeles COGIC is "Millionaires in Training." In complete opposition to this, the Word of God states...
"And having food and raiment let us be therewith content. But they that will be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and hurtful lusts, which drown men in destruction and perdition. For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows" (1st Timothy 6:8-10).
Desiring to be a millionaire is desiring to be rich and it is loving money; and helps drown West Angeles church members into destruction and perdition (i.e. eternal torment, hell). God deliver us from covetousness.
Again, 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 ecumenical unity which always leads to apostasy.
"Ye that love the LORD, hate evil..." óPsalm 97:10