Michael W. Smith

By David J. Stewart

The music of Michael W. Smith is beautiful. His symphony compositions are superb. This is exactly what makes Smith so dangerous in today's churches. Smith has some friends in low places these days.

I recently visited an Independent Baptist church that sang some Michael Smith songs, flashing the words on overhead projection screens. It made me sick. The church is doing much good, and they have a great youth department and other outreach ministries, and I admire the pastor; BUT, they are headed in the wrong direction by inviting that worm into their church. Their music is still decent, not Rock music; but Michael Smith is bad news for any church. It's just a matter of time. Like Elton John who won the hearts of tens-of-millions of Americans and led them into acceptance of homosexuality, Smith is leading Americans into apostasy.

On an upcoming scheduled July 2012 ocean cruise to New England, Michael Smith is yoking together with apostate Sean Hannity as one of his guest speakers and friends. Sean Hannity is a fraud, liar and deceiver at Fox News, and a shame to this country. I get sick just watching Hannity lie, which is why I stopped watching him. Hannity masquerades as a Christian and a conservative; but he's an unsaved Modernist (someone who pretends to be a Biblical Christian) and a heathen liberal in disguise...

Since 2003, Hannity has hosted country music–themed "Freedom Concerts" to raise money for charity, According to WHIO, more than $9 million has been raised by the concerts and by WHIO listeners as of 2009.

Artists such as Charlie Daniels, Billy Ray Cyrus, Hank Williams Jr., Ted Nugent, Montgomery Gentry, Martina McBride, Buddy Jewell, LeAnn Rimes, Lee Greenwood, Michael W. Smith, and Avalon have headlined at these concerts. Between musical sets, the concerts include short intermissions with politically conservative speakers such as Oliver North, G. Gordon Liddy, Mark Levin, Newt Gingrich, Jon Voight, and Rudy Giuliani. Headlining names for the 2010 concert series were Lynyrd Skynyrd, Charlie Daniels, and Michael W. Smith.

SOURCE: Sean Hannity

Conservative? Ha, you mean corrupt as the Devil. New Gingrich, Oliver North and Rudy Giuliani are the scum of the earth. Giuliani was involved in the 911 attacks and the London subway bombings in July of 2007. Heavy metal rocker, Ted Nugent? Worst of all, Sean Hannity is a devout Roman Catholic!!!

Michael W. Smith is leading churches into ecumenical apostasy, that is, into world religion.

According to a World Net Daily report, Sean Hannity recently made an attempt to legitimize homosexuality...

Hannity identifies himself as a Catholic, and now he tells the listening public that the Church has mellowed out on homosexuality. Lots of Sean's fans will take that as gospel. He's wrong, but they will think he knows what he is talking about (because he usually does).

A caller beats me to it. The caller is polite and he knows more than Hannity in this case. "Sean, you're making me crazy," the caller laughs. "Take a look at the Catholic Catechism, number 2357: It says 'homosexual acts are intrinsically disordered.'"

Amazingly, Hannity – the publicly acknowledged Catholic Hannity – asks "What catechism is that?" Now, I'm crazy too. Jab, jab at the phone. Again the caller is on the money, "THE Catechism." But Sean isn't interested. Sean dismissed the Catechism because, he says, he has consulted theologians on this matter and they say something different. This is dangerous.

The issue of legitimizing homosexuality necessarily attacks our social fabric.

You'll NEVER hear Michael Smith, Amy Grant, Mercy Me and all the other apostates take a stand for Jesus Christ as being THE ONLY WAY TO HEAVEN! Jesus said that He is ashamed of those believers who are ashamed of Him and the Bible in this adulterous and sinful generation.

Mark 8:38, “Whosoever therefore shall be ashamed of me and of my words in this adulterous and sinful generation; of him also shall the Son of man be ashamed, when he cometh in the glory of his Father with the holy angels.”

Contrary to what most Bible students think, Jesus was not speaking of the unsaved when He said...

Mark 8:35-36, “For whosoever will save his life shall lose it; but whosoever shall lose his life for my sake and the gospel's, the same shall save it. For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?”

Perhaps you are asking, “Brother Dave, how do you know that Jesus was talking about Christians in Mark 8:35-36?” I know 100% sure because losing one's life is not the Biblical plan of salvation. You don't get saved by surrendering your life to live for Christ and the gospel. You get saved by placing your faith in Jesus as the Christ (John 20:31; Galatians 3:26; Ephesians 2:8-9). Losing one's life in service to Christ and the preaching of the gospel is God's perfect will for every believer's life.

Michael Smith is NO Christian!

All of the following information is from Dr. Terry Watkins. Terry Watkins has been a blessing to so many people and someone whom I admire greatly for his zeal and work for the Lord. Please visit his website.

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?


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 practice speaking BACKWARDS. . .
(e) Let him learn to read BACKWARDS. . ."
(Crowley, Aleister. Magick: Liber ABA, book four, 1994 Ordo Templi Orientis ediiton, 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)

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!
Notice the runic M and T are in the "Michael W. Smith" name above.


The Allen Parson's Project Band is Satanic!

Photo to left: Allen's Parson's album cover.  Notice the Satanic ram's head with the horns.   On Paul McCartney's 1971 album cover, "RAM," Paul is fondling a ram.  Even the Beach Boys, on their 1966 album, "Pet Sounds," are pictured feeding goats on their album cover.  The Church of Satan began in 1966.  Both the goat and the ram are used extensively in Satanic worship and by witches. -(comment, webmaster of Jesus-is-Savior).

One of the most surprising "confessions" by any CCMer was made by Michael W. Smith in Inside Music magazine, (Jan/Feb 91, p.23). During the interview, Michael W. Smith was asked, "There's also the influence of such groups as Alan Parsons in your music. It's especially noticeable on the first record, the Michael W. Smith Project [even named after the Alan Parsons Project]."  And Smith's reply, "DEFINITELY!" What? Alan Parsons is among the most occultic and bizarre groups in rock!  Alan Parsons has songs titled: "Lucifer", the sacrilegious "Genesis Ch 1 v32" (there is no Genesis Chapter 1 verse 32), their album "Eve".

The Alan Parsons Project, album, Eye In The Sky (and several other albums) displays proudly on the cover the occultic Eye of Horus (also called the "all-seeing Eye" of Lucifer). According to Harpers' Encyclopedia of Mystical & Paranormal Experience, The Eye of Horus "It has become commonly associated with esoterica and the occult." (Harpers' Encyclopedia of Mystical & Paranormal Experience, p. 197). 

Horus is known as the Sky God.  Interesting. . . In Ephesians 2:2, the Bible calls Satan (aka Horus) as ". . . the prince of the power of the air. . ." According to Dictionary of Symbols the "eye" is also associated with the drug LSD, "Today it is used by subcultures using illicit drugs as a general symbol for altered or higher states of awareness, e.g., in association with the use of LSD. (Carl G. Liungman, Dictionary of Symbols, p. 502)

Get this! Like Alan Parsons, Michael W. Smith also has an album titled, I2(EYE). Of course, the name of Jesus is nowhere to be found in I2(EYE).

The Alan Parsons album Vulture Culture displays the occult symbol called the "ouroboros."  It is a "serpent" (a.k.a. Satan) biting his tail. It represents Satan is Lord by surrounding the earth.  The book Occult Geometry says of the ouroboros, "One form of the Circle is a serpent with a tail in its mouth. . . symbolizes evolution, the Serpent Circle involution. . ." (A.S. Raleigh, Occult Geometry, p. 10)

Alan Parson Project album Stereotomy's cover appears pure evil.


The Alan Parsons Project
Eye in the Sky


The Alan Parsons Project
Vulture Culture


The Alan Parsons Project


MICHAEL W. SMITH admits that his music is influenced by Alan Parsons, one of the most Satanic of rock musicians.  One of Parsons songs is titled “Lucifer.”

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