THIRD DAY  Apostates!

“So it's time that we tear down denominational walls and time that we tear down racial barriers and social barriers and things that separate us and come together hand in hand and start loving one another.”
—Mac Powell, lead singer of Third Day, leading fans into the New World Order![1]

by David J. Stewart

Third Day lead singer, Mac Powell

Photo to left: Third Day lead singer, Mac Powell

Please know 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 demonic nature of the Contemporary Christian Music [CCM] industry that leads churchgoers into worldliness, apostasy and a false Gospel. Third Day sings some very pretty music, but they are part of the bandwagon heading for a one-world religion. They all use corrupt Bibles, avoid the offensive Gospel that condemns Catholics and other works-based false religions to Hell fire, and promote ecumenical unity over Biblical separation and doctrinal soundness.

Third Day sings some very beautiful music, from a secular viewpoint. But the deeper question is who are they really serving? The answer is Satan. As hard as that may be to grasp, you have to look at their band, images and music from a Biblical perspective.

Third Day Distorts the Meaning of Being “Born-Again”

The following lyrics to Third Day's song, BORN AGAIN, are so lame that they're a joke. But worse than that, they distort the Biblical meaning of what it truly means to be “born-again.” Third Day sings that they “feel” born-again. That's not what being born again is all about. It's not a “feeling.” Being born-again means having He Who is the beginning, Jesus Christ, born in you (John 3:1-5). Evidently Third Day doesn't know what it means to be born-again. This is the type of wishing-washy Ecumenical garbage that is corrupting our churches...

Born Again Lyrics by Third Day

Verse 1

Today I found myself,
After searching all these years,
And the man that I saw,
He wasn't at all who I'd thought He'd be,

I was lost when You found me here,
And I was broken beyond repair,
Then You came along and sang Your song over me

Chorus 1

It feels like I'm born again
It feels like I'm living
For the very first time
For the very first time,
In my life

Verse 2

Make a promise to me now,
Reassure my heart somehow,
That the love that I feel,
is so much more real than anything
I've a feeling in my soul,
And I pray that I'm not wrong,
That the life I have now,
It is only the beginning

Chorus 2

It feels like I'm born again
It feels like I'm living
For the very first time
For the very first time

It feels like I'm breathing
It feels like I'm moving
For the very first time
For the very first time


I wasn't looking for something that was more,
Than what I had yesterday,
Then You came to me,
Then You gave to me,
Life and a love that I've never known,
That I've never felt before

Final Chorus

It feels like I'm born again
It feels like I'm living
For the very first time
I'm living for the first time

It feels like I'm breathing
It feels like I'm moving
For the very first time
I'm living for the first time,
In my life

Good luck trying to find anything explaining what Third Day believes about being saved. The message of the heathen Ecumenical Movement is to simply give your life to Jesus, which is what every unsaved Catholic believes. Reprobate bands like Third Day exploit Christianity to make a buck.

Their lyrics are deliberately so weak as to blur the lines between different religious denominations. This is the purpose and goal of the Satanic Ecumenical Movement (i.e., to unite by error, rather than dividing over truth as God commands in Titus 1:10-13, Romans 16:17, Ephesians 5:11, Galatians 1:9 and 2nd Corinthians 6:14-17). Third Day is of the Devil.

As further evidence that Third Day is part of the Devil's New World Order, consider the album cover of their latest album, REVELATION, clearly showing a Masonic pyramid and forming the capstone with a cross, blaspheming the Lord...

New World Order Occult Images in
Contemporary Christian Music

CCM is Building a Sinful Bridge to Yoke All Religions into One

Look at the three men in the photo to the left.  What do you see?  If you didn't know that these are three members of the band Third Day, you'd think they were hit men or the villains from Superman. What's with the funeral looking clothing? At least the BeeGees smiled on their albums.

Young people aren't coming to Christ, they're coming to music, which is more tempting to the flesh than candy is to a baby. Christian Rock is no more Christian than “Christian porno.” God's Holy Spirit NEVER leads us to go contrary to the Bible. God calls Rock music his “enemy” (James 4:4). This world hates Jesus Christ. Third Day are a bunch of deceivers, masquerading as Christians who love the Lord; but their AGENDA is to unite different denominations together under one roof, which means yoking together with unbelieving Catholics in an unholy alliance, which God forbids (2nd Corinthians 6:14-17).

I am very hated for exposing CCM, but someone needs to do it. Although the music itself it beautiful, much of it; the problem is that the people who are singing, promoting, selling and producing CCM are apostates, all using corrupt Bibles, all doctrinally compromised as a result. You cannot use a corrupt Bible without being corrupted. Satan knows this better than anyone, who deceived Eve by twisting around what God said (Genesis 3:1). There's nothing new under the sun. The Devil operates the same rotten way today as he did 6,000 years ago, by deceit and subtlety (2nd Corinthians 11:3). As I said, people are NOT coming to Christ, they are coming to music; and consequently being led into apostasy by the lame, Ecumenical, watered-down, apostate message of the CCM performers.

Third Day Goes On Tour with Apostate Minister, Max Lucado

Third Day, TobyMac, Michael W. Smith are going on Tour as of late 2010 with apostate minister, Max Lucado (a sneaky Church of Christ minister who claims not to believe in Baptismal Regeneration, but he does if you study his teachings closely).

Lucado falsely teaches that water baptism is an initial sign of being saved. There is NO such teaching in the Bible...

"True believers not only offer their sins, they yield their wills to Christ. Baptism is the initial test of a believing heart."


So according to Max Lucado, refusing to be water baptized is a clear sign that a person has never been born-again. The Bible does NOT agree with Mr. Lucado at all. What about fasting, prayer, tithing, and all the other commands of God. Does it mean that a person is not saved if they're not willing to obey God in all those areas?

Max Lucado is a false prophet. Eternal Life is a free gift, paid for by Jesus' literal precious blood. The mindset of a genuine born-again Christian is JESUS PAID IT ALL. And I don't owe Him anything. Eternal life is a free gift, with no strings attached. You come as you are, and believe on Christ for forgiveness of sins (Acts 10:43). Christ died, that's history; Christ died for me, that's salvation!

Now the Bible teaches that we are bought with a price (which is Christ's blood); but the Bible pleads with us as a reasonable expectation, since Christ did die for us, to live for Him. 1st Corinthians 6:20, “For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God's.” But this is a reasonable request from God; not a proof of salvation or a requirement to be saved. God the Father will save any ingrate who comes to Him by way of His dear Son Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of sins. In fact, the only type of person that God saves are ungodly sinners. Romans 4:5, “But to him that worketh not, but believeth on him that justifieth THE UNGODLY, his faith is counted for righteousness.” Max Lucado is a false prophet for requiring water baptism as a sign and seal of salvation.

As a result of Lucado's deception, naive churchgoers have embraced Mr. Lucado's heresies...

“Christians of all denominations have embraced Lucado's work. He has written more than 50 books - with more than 39 million in print - including his latest, 'Come Thirsty,' (W Publishing Group) which came out last year.”


Max Lucado's teachings are dangerous. Lucado was a speaker at the 1995 Christian Booksellers Association (CBA) Convention. Lucado gave a call to unity among Christians across denominational lines. Likening Christians to sailors on the same boat with “one captain” and “one destination,” Lucado urged acceptance between Protestants and Catholics, Baptists, and Presbyterians (Reported in the 12/95, Fundamentalist Digest). 

Max Lucado is an unsaved Modernist who is actively corrupting America's churches. Any minister who promotes acceptance of the damnable Catholic religion is of the Devil. The Devil is using ecumenical ministers to promote sinful compromise between believers and the unsaved. The Word of God commands us to divide over truth, rather than being united by error (2nd Corinthians 6:14-17). God wants us to “sharply” (i.e., with authority) rebuke them (Titus 1:10-13). That's what I am doing by God's grace. We must expose these imposters and wolves in sheep's clothing (Matthew 7:15) for who they really are (i.e., Satan's ministers, 2nd Corinthians 11:13-15).

Romans 12:1 commands believers NOT to be conformed to this world. Third Day (like all CCM artists) are building a bridge between the world and Christianity, bringing different religions together, blurring all the lines of sound doctrine and denominational separation. Their primary goal is to unite Protestants with Catholics, along with Baptists and Charismatics. Satan needs everyone on the same page, thinking alike, in order for the Antichrist to be readily received when He comes. This is why CCM music, corrupted Bibles and Ecumenical preachers are all so vague (i.e., lacking any definite boundaries, doctrines or beliefs).

Although Third Day does use some religious terms and phrases in their songs (even mentioning “the blood of the Lamb” in their song Saved), they FAIL to give a clear Gospel presentation anywhere. Unsaved Catholics believe that Jesus shed His blood. Take a look here at Third Day's official website and I triple-dog dare you to show me how to be saved. Show me even a simple presentation of the Gospel. You cannot! The reason is because every CCM artists KNOWS that they'd lose most of their fans immediately if they said something to offend any religious group.

An Ecumenical Nightmare: Third Day Supports Catholicism!

The Catholic Church teaches about the blood of Jesus; but they are a FALSE religion. In fact, in August of 2009 Third Day joined together with other apostate Christian rockers, including the Catholic band, Glenridge, to perform at a festival. Casting Crowns and Newsboys were also performing. Drummer Brandon Fitts, 20, of the apostate band, Glenridge, does not discriminate between different Christian denominations...

“It was a cool experience being one of the only Catholic bands to play at Soulfest,” said Fitts. “We love being Catholic but know that we are one body under the love of Jesus Christ no matter what Christian church you go to on Sunday. We make sure to love everyone.”


This is the Ecumenical attitude of ALL CCM (Contemporary Christian Music) performers. CCM includes so-called Christian Pop, Punk, Country, Rap and Rock. The most dangerous thing about CCM music is that is provides a bridge between the Church and the sinful world. Third Day professes to be a Christian band, yet they perform with unsaved Catholics, and the Gospel is not preached. Every Catholic believes that Jesus died on a cross, was buried and then rose again after 3-days; however, Catholics pervert the Gospel message by teaching Sacramental and Works Salvation.

Max Lucado has written 2 books per year for the past 22 years (making tons of money); many of his books ending up on the New York Times Bestseller List. In 2005, apostate ChristianityToday founded by apostate Billy Graham, called Lucado, “America's pastor.” This in itself shows something is very wrong. Luke 6:26, “Woe unto you, when all men shall speak well of you! for so did their fathers to the false prophets.”

Satan: The Master Deceiver!

Third Day's music is poisonous. Did you know that rat poison is 99% good non-poisonous food? It's true. It's that 1% of poison that is added which kills the rat. Likewise, all these "new" corrupted bibles which are being sold on the market today contain mostly truth. But it's that small amount of Christ-diminishing corruption that leads people into Churchianity instead of into Christianity. 

This is EXACTLY what is wrong with CCM, it leads people into religion; but NOT to the Truth of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Just because Third Day employs Biblical terms and phrases here and there is NOT sufficient. We see SATAN QUOTING SCRIPTURES to Eve in Genesis 3:1. We see SATAN QUOTING SCRIPTURES TO JESUS in Matthew 4:6. So what if Third Day utilizes some Biblical terms and phrases, so did Satan to Eve and Jesus! In fact, Satan is still quoting and misquoting Scriptures today—through CCM, false bibles, and false prophets. 

Again, I ask you to look at Third Day's website (or ANY other popular CCM artist's website), and show me a Gospel presentation. For CCM fans to claim that the Gospel message is in the music is absurd. That's like someone claiming to open a gambling casino to reach people for Christ, by giving it a religious theme to make it LOOK righteous; but the honest truth is that it would be of the Devil.

If Third Day decided to present the Romans Road from the Bible (Romans 3:10,23; 5:12; 6:23; 5:8; 10:9-13), they would get a lot of criticism from their fans, accusing them of shoving the truth down people's throats and button-holing their fans. They're popularity would definitely start to drop. The reason is simply because ALL of their fans are carnal. 

CCM is a DEAD-END! Worldly young people aren't coming to Christ, but to rock-n-roll. And that's as far as they'll ever get. The lost world needs the Truth. If they won't come to the truth of God's Word, then embedding Christian messages into Devilish music is NOT going to reach them either. 

Every unsaved Catholic has no problem listening to the music of Third Day, MercyMe, tobyMac, etc. They're not coming to Jesus Christ to get saved. The fans are praising the band. The fans are making the band and their producers rich. Truly, the world has gone into apostasy and Satan is greatly pleased with "Christian Rock" music.

Holy Spirit or Familiar spirit?

Rock music in ALL forms is sinful because it appeals only to the flesh. Music is extremely spiritual in nature. Romans 8:14 teaches that the believer is to be led by the Spirit of God (the Holy Spirit)...

"For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God."

CCM does NOT have God's Spirit. This is evident from the worldly clothing, the proud look on the artist's faces, the lack of Biblical separation from the world, and the fact that none of them present the simple Gospel on their websites. CCM artists are not LED by the Spirit of God; but by the regulations, standards, and policies set by the greedy heathens who own and control the CCM industry. Jesus, nor anyone else in the Bible, ever tried to reach the lost for Christ by appealing to the selfish flesh, let alone with worldly music...

"So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God." (Romans 8:8)

MercyMe sang "Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree" on the godless Jay Leno show (The Tonight Show) December 13th, 2005. Something is very wrong with a group of professed "Christians" who knowingly go onto a heathen pervert show that is homosexual friendly. Third Day is NO different, they look and act as worldly as can be. In information provided from Ball State University concerning an upcoming February 2006 concert by Third Day, we read...

"Third Day has amassed 21 #1 radio singles, sales of more than five million albums, 23 Dove Awards, two Grammy Awards, an American Music Award nod, and a performance slot at the 2004 Republican National Convention. They have developed a groundbreaking partnership with Chevrolet and are known world wide for a riveting live show and sold-out tours. Maintaining a passion for helping those in need, Third Day supports Habitat for Humanity, DATA and World Vision's Hope Child initiative and has been covered by media outlets including The Tonight Show with Jay Leno..."

Do you think Jesus would appear on The Tonight Show? If you do, you know nothing of Christ. The Tonight Show honors homosexuals, promotes lasciviousness, pornography, and everything else wicked and vile to God Almighty. Let me tell you just how wicked The Tonight Show is.  In July of 2004, Godless launched the vile "Women of Home Depot" pictorial, showcasing six of the retailer's "sexiest" female employees. Listen to what was reported by CNN staff reporter Parija Bhatnagar, on July 6th, at

"The pictorial, which is exclusively on, features six models including a sales associate, a supervisor and a cashier. paid the models for the feature but would not disclose the amount.

Who's Thomas looking at next?

"Maybe 'Women of CNN' will be next," he joked.

"I'm sure there are a lot of nervous brands out there," he added. "We have between six to eight names that we're considering. One idea is a 'Women of fast-food' spread.

"The whole idea of this feature is to surprise people with the unexpected. People thought the Wal-Mart idea was a joke but the real beauty of it was the enormous buzz it created. We knew it would be a success when Jay Leno and Conan O'Brien joked about it."

Romans 1:32 reads "Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them." Pornography is no joking matter, it is a wicked abomination in God's eyes. Yet, TV's late night hosts joke about it.

Who's Praising Who?

The following is a quote by Third Day's lead singer, Mac Powell. This is from an exclusive interview with Mr. Powell by Family Christian Stores...

"Usually, worship has been about a third of the show. This last tour, it was more of like a two-thirds instead of one-third."

Bands like Third Day claim that they are praising and worshipping God, but who are the millions of fans praising? Who's getting the fan's money? Who's pictures are on the fan's walls? Who's pictures are on the album cover? Who's kidding who? 

It is obvious to anyone who WANTS to see the truth that CCM artists are getting much more praise and worship than the God of the Bible is. 

Matthew 7:21-23...

"Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.  Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied (or sang) in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?  (i.e., giving away food, helping the poor) And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.

Third Day are popular for a reason, but it's not because of their message nor is it because of the Lord Jesus. 

John the Baptist got his head cut off for preaching against Herod's adultery. John wasn't afraid to speak the truth. I can guarantee you that if Third Day or any other CCM singers were anything like John the Baptist, they'd be living in poverty just as John the Baptist. 

Deceived Catholics claim they are not worshipping Mary, while bowing upon the ground to her statue, and saying 53 "hail Mary's" during each Rosary. They are absolutely worshipping Mary! The Word of God condemns such wicked practices, it is idolatry.  et, Catholics foolishly deny that Mariolatry is idolatry. They are greatly deceived. 

Likewise, CCM fans claim that they are not praising and worshipping the musical artists, while their minds are utterly consumed with the band members. They are deceived, just as the Catholics. Christian Rock artists are praised as gods by their fans, which is openly admitted by secular Rock musicians. Rocker Frank Zappa proudly boasted: "I'm the devil's advocate. We have our own worshippers who are called 'groupies.' Girls will give their bodies to musicians as you would give a sacrifice to a god" (Peters Brothers, What About Christian Rock, p. 17).

Satan's Servants of the New World Order

It's ironic that secular Heavy Metal bands, like MEGADETH, sing about the New World Order (see the song, Endgame, on the album, ENDGAME, 2009); while CCM artists wander as blind men in the dark, grasping for the truth.

Third Day's latest album, Offerings, which recently went Gold, is all praise and worship. Family Christian Stores recently sat down with lead singer, Mac Powell, to discuss the album, the meaning of worship and his work with new band called, Forty Days...

"Also another thing that God's been teaching me is the unity of the body of Christ. He really wants us to join together. He says, "Just as I have loved you, you must love one another." So it's time that we tear down denominational walls and time that we tear down racial barriers and social barriers and things that separate us and come together hand in hand and start loving one another. That's when the world is going to know who we are. They're going to know who we are by our love for one another. That's what the Lord's been teaching us and wanting us to share with people."

Jen Abbas, a writer in Grand Rapids, Michigan, originally conducted this interview for Family Christian Stores' All Access music catalog.

The Devil is a master deceiver (Matthew 7:15; 2nd Corinthians 11:13-14). CCM artists claim that "Jesus really wants us to join together," but there is NO Scriptural support for such thinking. The New World Order is forming before our very eyes. It is the Beast system of the coming Antichrist. In order for the New World Order to succeed, Satan needs to get the masses of this world all traveling in the same direction. This is why we hear so much nowadays about "diversity" and "interfaith cooperation" and "tolerance." It is all sinful compromise. CCM artists are pulling on the same rope as the Devil.

Jesus plainly taught in John 4:24 that you CANNOT worship God without spirit and truth. CCM music is

Jesus said he came to SEPARATE people, "For I am come to set a man at variance against his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the daughter in law against her mother in law" (Matthew 10:35). What did Jesus mean?  He simply meant that the truth DIVIDES people. Jesus meant that we ought to divide over truth, rather than unite by error.

According to the CCM camp, and Mac Powell, we're supposed to unity at all cost. The Word of God commands us to separate, not unite. 

Mac Powell, lead singer of Third Day, states . . . 

“So it's time that we tear down denominational walls and time that we tear down racial barriers and social barriers and things that separate us and come together hand in hand and start loving one another.”

SOURCE: Mac Powell,

Here's the same quote from Mac Powell, but taken directly from Third Day's album, OFFERINGS: A WORSHIP ALBUM...

“when the listener hears the live version of Conspiracy No. 5's 'My Hope is In You,' the peace and worshipfulness of the song are more powerful. Almost 3 minutes into this 7-plus minute song, Mac addresses the crowd and encourages them (and now us) to just as He has loved us, we must love one another and tear down our denominational walls, racial barriers, and selfishness. The band's boldness is refreshing and important for our generation to hear as we are being taught the complete opposite. The song ends with a beautiful heartfelt sing-a-long and the band rocking out the closing.”


Many professed Christians are NOT Christians; but are unsaved, bound for Hell in false religion. This includes Lutherans, who follow Martin Luther's damnable teaching on Baptismal Regeneration. This includes Mormonism and the cult of the Jehovah's Witnesses. Both groups deny that Jesus' is almighty God. Seventh-Day Adventism errantly teaches that faith alone in Jesus Christ is not sufficient to be saved. The Baha'i faith is another false religion, who teach works salvation. 

Romans 1:16 declares that people can only be saved through the power of the Gospel, nothing else. Third Day doesn't even present the Gospel on their website. Oh that men cared about men.

Popular with the World

The Apostle Paul was not very liked (Galatians 4:16). Jesus was not very liked. In fact, the Jews murdered Him for speaking the truth. Jesus clearly said that the world would HATE US, not love us. John 15:19 declares...

 "If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you."

Yet, CCM artists are loved by the world, because they are of the world. There's no difference. I have more respect for honest secular entertainers, than I do for dishonest CCM artists who masquerades as Christians. Pick which side you're on.

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