FACT cannot be denied by Christian rockers... before there was CCM there was
Rock-N-Roll. CCM (i.e., Contemporary Christian Music) is of the world.
Before the first Christian Rock recording appeared on the market,
Rock-N-Roll had already infested America like a disease. The
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n roll music was not viewed favorably by most
fundamentalist Christians when it attained popularity
with young people beginning in the 1950s...
Possibly the very first documented appearance of a rock
band playing in church is
Mind Garage in 1967, whose
Electric Liturgy, finally recorded on RCA in 1970,
gives them credibility as a cornerstone in the creation
of the Christian Rock genre. In the 1970s,
Larry Norman was a popular
Christian rock musician who challenged a view held by
some conservative Christians (predominantly
fundamentalists) that rock music was anti-Christian. One
of his songs, "Why Should the Devil Have All the Good
Music?", summarized his attitude and his quest to
pioneer Christian rock music.
Still, Christian rock was often
viewed as a marginal part of the nascent
Contemporary Christian Music
(CCM) and contemporary gospel industry in the 1970s and
'80s, though Christian folk rock artists like
Phil Keaggy and
Bruce Cockburn had some
success and Christian-identifying hard rock acts such as
gained some fame during the 1980s.
a band composed mostly of Christians but which existed
outside the Christian rock industry, became one of the
most popular bands in the world by the late 1980s.
incontrovertible PROOF that Christian Rock is of the Devil. CCM didn't
begin in the Church; but rather, in the sinful world. Larry Norman's
own words condemn himself, when he says... "Why should the Devil have all
the good music?" Mr. Norman admits that Rock Music is of the
Devil. Larry Norman also called the Devil's music... GOOD MUSIC!
That's what he said... "Why should the Devil have all the GOOD MUSIC."
The Word of God has nothing "good" to say about the Devil's music Mr.
Norman. If Mr. Norman considers the Devil's Music "good music" (which
he does), then he needs to get right with God. Satan's music may be
appealing to the carnal flesh, but it is an abomination to the Lord.
Rock-N-Roll came to America in the 1950's--CCM didn't show up until
decades later--which is PROOF, that Christian Rock and Holy Hip
Hop are of the Devil. In fact, Christian Rock didn't become
mainstream in America until the 1990's. Today's rockish music, that
has infiltrated our churches, DIDN'T originate in Bible-believing,
Christ-honoring, soulwinning, churches; but rather, from the pits of Hell,
where the Beatles and all the other God-hating fornicators will spend
eternity. Christian Rock and Hip Hop have their origins
in the sinful world; and not from Christianity. Nearly all of today's
Christian rockers testify that they've been influenced by worldly musicians.
example: Kevin Young of the Christian Rock band
I grew up in the late 80's listening to bands like Petra and Whitecross. I
attended many of their concerts in my earlier days, and they made such an
impact on my life spiritually...
I was influenced by the Christian Rock
of the time period like Petra, Whitecross, Bride, Guardian, and of
STRYPER? For those of you who
don't know, STRYPER is a bunch of cross-dressing homosexuals...
Do you see, Kevin Young admits that his
influences came from the sinful world, and not from a Bible-believing church
that loves and honors the Lord Jesus Christ. Do you think the
Christian Rock band Stryper (pictured above) honors Jesus Christ.
If you do, then you have serious issues my friend. I didn't write this
article to be unkind to anyone, but to PROVE, once and for all, that
Christian Rock is of the Devil. The fact of the matter is that
Rock-N-Roll came to America a long time before Christian Rock
ever reared it's ugly head. History proves what I am saying, and the
testimonies of the CCM artists themselves prove what I am saying...
so-called Christian Rock music is of the Devil, and originated with
the Devil's crowd.