Vain Worship In Churches Today
By David J. Stewart
Matthew 15:8, “This people draweth nigh unto me with their mouth, and honoureth me with their lips; but their heart is far from me.”
Above: Fans Having an Emotional Experience At a Michael W. Smith Concert. To me it sounds like an REO Speedwagon Rock concert from the 1980's.
It's called “Praise Worship” and it's here to stay! Do you think all the above fans with their hands in the air care one iota about the doctrine of Christ? Not a chance! If it was announced that some of the top singers in the industry were going to meet for a big Bible study and everyone is invited for free, but NO MUSIC would be sung, they'd only have a handful of people show up. Many people would show up having misunderstood the announcement, angry when they find out there's no singing or music. However, it is not difficult to draw hundreds-of-thousands of fans to worldly, sensual entertainment with no preaching of God's Word.
I cannot stomach what Satan is doing through these Contemporary Christian Music (CCM) singers. And you're not right with God if it doesn't bother you too! I like all kinds of music, but I've learned that religious music is dangerous because the music industry is owned and controlled by the same giant corporations that own Led Zeppelin, ACDC and Van Halen. The occult is behind the music industry, including Smith.
Two of the biggest names in the Praise Worship business (and that's what it boils down to... a greedy business) are Amy Grant and Michael W. Smith. Before I say anything else, I want to make clear that I am not condemning these people. I love everyone and don't like exposing worldly religious singers as being of the Devil, but if you're pulling on the same rope as the Devil (as Billy Sunday used to say about the bootlegging cartel) then I'm going to “refute all works of darkness” as the Bible command believers to do (Ephesians 5:11). The Greek word for “refute” is elencho and means “to expose.”
The masses of American society and around the world have been taught to respond this way to the stimuli of screeching guitars, driving drums, flashing strobe lights, female singers wearing pants and swinging their hips, and the emotional appeal of the singer. One thing that is woefully lacking today is the gospel. You'll never hear a plain and simple gospel presentation. The reason why is because the singers don't want to offend anyone's religious beliefs.
People come to Michael W. Smith and Amy Grant concerts to receive an experience. Praise worship has become a multi-billion dollar entertainment industry in America alone. Amy Grant and Michael W. Smith are the top superstars in the religious world today. Few people understand the woeful spiritual danger of these two singers. By not witnessing the gospel and never making an issue of doctrine or truth, all of their fans are led by their apostate example to become the same way. Amy Grant's fans are enamored with music, music, music. The fans have been taught that through music God can be worshipped. But that is NOT what the Bible teaches. Jesus said in John 4:24 that the Father must be worshipped in spirit and in truth. You cannot worship God through vain traditions.
Matthew 15:8 warns about drawing near unto God with
one's MOUTH, but being far away in one's HEART. The heart is a deceitful
thing (Jeremiah 17:9). Many people are deceived, errantly thinking that
they are close to God because they feel close to God through the
music of Grant and Smith. You can feel your way straight to Hell. You
had better get born-again.
I'm Sounding The Warning Bell!
All the fools waving their hands in the air and singing “Lord I adore you” 50-times in repetitive Catholic fashion are NOT worshipping God. They've been sucked into New Age and don't even realize it. The Devil is a lying, deceiving, misleading, murdering, thieving, thug who appears to us as “an angel of light” (2nd Corinthians 11:13-15). People just don't seem to ever understand this basic Bible principle. The reason is because those people aren't saved and never have been, they have religion instead. And the reason I preach the way I do is because they'll never come to the knowledge of the truth while listening to Michael W. Smith and Amy Grant. I'm doing what they should be doing... SOUNDING THE WARNING BELL!
I'm contending for the Christian faith. I'm warning people that the pope has horns and the Vatican is a trapdoor into hellfire. I'm warning people that today's apostate sermonettes are keeping them from the real preaching of God's Word, the truth that they'll never hear listening to Joel Osteen and Joyce Meyer and Pat Robertson. The world is going to Hell, but you'd never know it from listening to today's ministers. Instead of ringing the warning bell of sin, Hell, judgment and the wrath of God upon the unsaved; all we hear about is love, how to prosper financially, better relationships, et cetera.
The health, wealth and prosperity movement exploits
people's greed and covetous... the give to get mentality. So greedy
preachers are getting filthy rich off covetous people who want to be
wealthy. Meanwhile the world continues to plunge into Hell. I'm
preaching Soul Winning! I'm preaching THE BOOK, THE BLOOD, and THE BODY!
I'm preaching the inspiration of the King James Bible which wicked
ministers today deny! I'm preaching the literal, physical, blood
sacrifice of Jesus Christ which John MacArthur denies! I'm preaching the
visible, independent, fundamental, local New Testament Church, which is
becoming a rare animal these days! I'm preaching THE TRUTH!!!
Praise Worship Ignores Bible Doctrine
The sycophantic type of praises in today's churches are woefully lacking of Biblical doctrine. Michael W. Smith (Mr. Big Phony) is super popular, loved by tens-of-millions of fans worldwide. His music is like ear candy, irresistible. America is dying spiritually.
Our churches are becoming spiritual health clubs, outlets for exercising emotions, feelings and euphoria. There's no Biblical preaching! There's no Doctrine of Christ. There's no gospel. There's no stand taken against anything. It's all wishy-washy, mumbo-jumbo, vain (empty) worship. That's exactly what it is!
People go to an Amy Grant and Michael W. Smith concert to cry, wave their hands in the air, feel good, have an experience and then go home on cloud-nine. Meaning while no one got saved, no lives were changed, the Devil wasn't defeated, no one gave up any sins in their life, no one repented, no marriages were rescued, et cetera. You may think that your life was changed at a music concert, but you're mistaking an emotional experience for genuine heart's conviction. True change must be based on conviction and principle, not upon emotion and entertainment.
I'm a musician and I love music, which helps me to understand music. Michael Smith's music is awesome. I like his music, who wouldn't! The same is true of Amy Grant's music. But I don't listen to their music because it makes me want to go vomit, knowing what's behind the industry and the Devil's ecumenical movement. Apostates Max Lucado and Billy Graham (Balaam) are the ministers promoted by the CCM industry. I get mad when I realize that Roman Catholics adore Michael Smith and Amy Grant alike. I get upset when I realize that Hollywood gave Amy Grant a Hollywood Star of Fame. Instead of fame, Grant is going to receive a lot of shame in eternity (2nd Corinthians 5:9-11).
The Bible says that “there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner that repenteth” (Luke 15:10). The Bible doesn't say that there is joy in Heaven over ten thousand star-struck fans who get emotional, close their eyes, and wave their hands in the air while singing KUMBAYA! All the while letting the unsaved world perish to burn in the fires of Hell forever and ever! Does anyone believe the Bible anymore? Revelation 20:15, “And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.” If we don't reach the lost, then who will? Amy Grant and Michael W. Smith profess to be believing Christians. So where is the gospel light? 2nd Corinthians 4:4, “But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost.”
The Bible says no one can get saved without a preacher to proclaim the gospel (Romans 10:15). Romans 10:17 teaches that faith cometh by hearing and HEARING BY THE WORD OF GOD. Faith doesn't come from hearing music; but rather, the Word of God. I fear that 95% of those religious fans at Michael W. Smith concerts have never truly been born-again. If you had to rely upon the lyrics alone at a Michael W. Smith concert to get saved, including Smith's dialogue between songs, you couldn't get saved because you wouldn't hear the gospel. Smith's praise concerts sound exactly like a U2 Rock concert.
Here Smith says he doesn't know what to say to thousands of fans about God. Smith says the words don't exist in English to describe God. What he really means is that He doesn't want to offend anyone by trying (or it's not important to him, or both). What a cop out! If I had the opportunity to witness to thousands of fans, I'd tell them how to get saved. John 12:43 says that they love the praises of men more than the praises of God. That's the truth of the matter. Amy Grant and Michael W. Smith are VERY CONCERNED what their fans think about them. If they truly cared about what God thinks, then they'd share the gospel with their fans. They don't even share the gospel on their website.
The fans of CCM singers are some of my worst enemies (because they are God's enemies). I never thought when I started my ministry back in 2002 that my biggest enemies would be other professed Christians, but alas, it is true. The fans of the fake religious singers that I expose are amongst my worst and most hateful enemies. I have only told the truth about CCM. Luke 6 says my reward is great in Heaven. Luke 6:23, “Rejoice ye in that day, and leap for joy: for, behold, your reward is great in heaven: for in the like manner did their fathers unto the prophets.” You can hate me all you want, but I am on the Lord's side (Joshua 24:15). CCM is of the Devil.
The Bible foretold in 2nd Timothy 4:3, “For the time
will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own
lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears.”
Apostate Ministers Are Synonymous With Praise Worship
It's just a fact, Rick Warren, Max Lucado, Pat Robertson, Ray Comfort and other apostates are synonymous with Contemporary Christian Music. They all fraternize and rub shoulders together. Not one of them is worth a dime! Not one of them takes a stand against Roman Catholicism!!!
Over one BILLION Catholics are trusting in the Catholic Church to get them to Heaven. If you want to be shocked, ask some Catholics if they believe in a literal Heaven with gates of pearl and a literal Hell with fire. They don't! They think the seven sacraments and their self-righteous good works will save them.
Most Catholics are woefully ignorant concerning their
own religion and I have to explain Roman Catholicism to them; yet they
bow and worship to a statue of Mary every week at mass. It's tragic. Do
you think Amy Grant or Michael W. Smith cares if all their fans go to
burn in Hell? They don't, or else they'd witness the gospel to them.
Grant has openly stated that she's not trying to convert anybody. That
is a wicked attitude of sinful pride!
Worldliness And Praise Worship
Here Grant is wearing pants and strutting around like a man on stage. No woman is right with God who wears tight pants, especially if she's swinging and gyrating her hips sensually in public like the women singing behind Grant. There's no difference today between the way women dress and behave at secular concerts, verses the way they do in church on Sunday or Saturday cult mass. In most churches women wear pants because the pastor doesn't preach against it. What a shame. I wouldn't give you a dime for any compromised minister who avoids speaking our on pants.
Sadly, 90% of all ministers today don't care about morality and avoid it in their preaching. No church can survive if it goes down the road of the carnal church of Corinth and refuses to repent. God will remove their charter as a church (Revelation 2:5).
Amy Grant is as worldly as can be. I don't judge her personally, but no one ought to idolize her as a hero like they do either. The same goes for Crystal Lewis, Carrie Underwood, Mercy Me, Third Day, Avalon, Carman, Rebecca St. James, Ray Bolt, Jennifer Knapp and all the rest!!! Apostates every one! So I'm not narrowing anyone out. Grant is the most successful CCM singer in music history, which also makes her the most dangerous. It's all about fame and fortune. The love of money is the root of all evil (1st Timothy 6:10). People get upset with me for taking a stand for God. The notion that Christians should mind their own business and go into a cave to hibernate is unscriptural. If sin is open in the church or in public, we have a Christian obligation to stand up (Psalms 94:16).
Grant is a shame to America and Christianity. I hate to say that, but it's true. Amy Grant's music career has nurtured an apostate generation of women who are following Christ afar off. Some are saved, most aren't. They began as millions of innocent young girls and have grown old with Grant, following her apostasy and phony form of godliness that denies the power thereof (2nd Timothy 3:5). Again I ask you, where is the gospel of Jesus Christ? Some of Grant's biggest fans are unsaved Roman Catholics... and God pity her, Hollywood!
Grant's personal life is none of anybody's business. My only concern as a God-fearing Christian is her public image and the direction that she has led her generation away for God. Women wearing pants may not seem like a big issue, but it is the biggest issue of all, for it reveals the underlying attitude of a woman toward the Biblical teaching of modesty (1st Timothy 2:9). Although there is religious debate over baggy pants on woman, there is no debate concerning women like Grant who wear tight faded blue-jeans which are sexy and sensual. It is sinful in the eyes of the Lord. Deuteronomy 22:5, “The woman shall not wear that which pertaineth unto a man, neither shall a man put on a woman's garment: for all that do so are abomination unto the LORD thy God.”
It does not come as a surprise that the same generation of American women who have traded their dresses for blue-jeans are also the exact same generation who began LEGALIZED ABORTION! Over 53,000,000 American women have chosen death over life for their baby. A child is NOT a choice! A baby is a gift from the Lord, created for a purpose, as are all individuals in God's eyes (Jeremiah 1:5). All I see at today's Praise Worship concerts are women wearing pants and other sensual clothing. The uniform of the feminism's movement is pants. Their weapon is rebellion. Their religion is self.
Praise Worship is not only synonymous with worldliness,
it is worldliness. If praising God doesn't cause us to have a burden for
the souls of lost sinners, then what good is it? Do you think God wants
us to praise Him while sitting idle concerning the gospel? No way!
Romans 10:15 calls the feet of the Soul Winner “beautiful.” God didn't
call the lips, tongue or mouth beautiful. Do you know why? It's because
the most beautiful words and eloquent speech are useless if the feet
fail to carry the message of the gospel to the lost. How shall they hear
without a preacher? Michael W. Smith and Amy Grant are beautiful people,
and they have beautiful voices, and they are beautifully talented; but
they have ugly feet in God's sight, because they hide their light for
Christ. Most Believers today have spiritual gout in their feet!
Walking With God And Hating Sin
Any woman who dresses immodestly in pants is a shame to our nation. Every preacher should stand up for modesty. John 11:6, “There was a man sent from God, whose name was John.” I write and publish these articles online because God puts them in my heart. The Bible teaches that two cannot walk together unless they be agreed. Amos 3:3, “Can two walk together, except they be agreed?” God is a holy God and if we walk with Him, then we will be holy.
The wickedness in American society around us ought to burn us up on the inside. Lot was a sinful man, but the Bible calls him a just man and says his heart was vexed. 2nd Peter 2:8, “For that righteous man dwelling among them, in seeing and hearing, vexed his righteous soul from day to day with their unlawful deeds.” Abortion burns me up. Homosexuality burns me up. Pornography burns me up. The lying newsmedia burns me up. The phony CCM industry who sing about God, but never witness the gospel to their fans, burns me up. Psalm 97:10 says a believer who loves the Lord will hate evil, just as the Lord hates evil (Hebrews 1:9). These are all evils that burn me up inside as a child of God.
I'm not perfect but I want to be. I love what the
Rebecca girls from the Lester Roloff Homes said, “We're not what we want
to be, but thank God we're not what we used to be.” I love that. Every
honest Christian shares the same testimony if they're trying to live
right with the Lord's help. Every believer ought to walk with God. James
4:8-10 tells us to draw near unto God, to depart from sin,
to be afflicted and to turn our joy into sorrow and mourning. God
wants us to share His burden over the lost souls of men and the
wickedness in the world today.
God Cares About Truth And Lost Souls, And So Should We As Christians
God cares (1st Peter 5:7) and He wants us to care (Philippians 2:20-21). Philippians 2:6 tells us to have the mind of Christ, which Philippians 2:5 says is to live for OTHERS. Amy Grant, Michael W. Smith and all the lot of them are selfish, caring only about themselves. They all give money to charity as a tax write-off, but that won't pull anyone out of the fires of Hell. The truth is that most CCM singers don't believe in Hell. Most of them are religious, but not saved. HELL IS REAL AND BURNS WITH FIRE!
2nd Corinthians 4:4, “But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost.” A Christian who hides their candle under a bushel will give account at the Judgment Seat Of Christ for the influence they squandered. Proverbs 11:20 says that a wise person winneth souls. Matthew 28:19-20 commissions every Believer to “GO YE” with the gospel. I feel like the hero who had to become a villain for the sake of helping the city. Many people think I'm a horrible person for preaching and taking a strong stand like I do. I'm not like that at all. It is with God's grace that I hang in there
My friend, if I didn't believe that Hell had fire and all Christ-rejecters will go there forever and ever and ever, I wouldn't waste my time fighting the good fight of faith. Screeching guitars, emotional music and worldly concerts never won a single soul to Jesus Christ. Romans 1:16 proclaims that it is “THE GOSPEL” that is “THE POWER OF GOD UNTO SALVATION” to him that believeth. I don't usually watch concerts, but I listened to both of the hour-and-a-half long concerts while working on other articles and not a word was spoken about the gospel. One song was called “Worthy IS The Lamb,” but any unsaved Roman Catholic would love that.
My website offends people because I tell the truth. I step on toes. In fact, I mash them. I don't mean to, but it's the nature of preaching. The Bible mashes on all of our toes. The Bible is brutally honest, the most offensive Book on the planet. Famous author Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain) read the Bible and said, “If there is a God, he is a malign thug.” A lot of people feel that way. Listen to what SHAKIRA says in her music. The truth is hate to those who hate the truth. I don't like exposing evils and preaching against sin, but it's every Christian's duty. Psalms 97:10 commands all believers who love the Lord to hate evil. I hate and preach against evil because I love the Lord. Do you?
If you think love means staying quite, never taking a
stand, going along to get along... then you are a fool. Love covereth a
multitude of sins, but love doesn't tolerate present sin. If you used to
be a pornographer, I'll never say a word to you. It's not my place to
condemn anyone (James 4:12). But I'll protest outside a
Hooters restaurant until they
all go back to perdition where they came from.
The Titanic Could Have Had Enough Lifeboats, But They Weren't Loaded
There's nothing in the Bible about celebrity worship. The Apostle Paul didn't like people exalting him. 1st Corinthians 9:16, “For though I preach the gospel, I have nothing to glory of: for necessity is laid upon me; yea, woe is unto me, if I preach not the gospel!” Paul said, I'm just doing my job, what every believer should be doing, witnessing the gospel. Paul said, WOE IS UNTO ME, IF I PREACH NOT THE GOSPEL!!! Woe is unto Amy Grant, Michael W. Smith and myself if we don't preach the gospel. Woe is unto ANY professed child of God who doesn't witness the gospel to lost sinners. The world is dying and going to Hell. People are hurting and hungry. It's sad that so many people are comfortable listening to CCM music, thinking everything's ok with God because that's what the songs teach, when it's just the eye of the hurricane and the Lake of Fire is straight ahead.
ICEBERG DEAD AHEAD! Amy Grant and Michael W. Smith are like the people who decided that it wasn't necessary to have a full supply of life-boats aboard the Titanic. Historians to this day argue as to WHY there weren't enough life boats aboard the Titanic. One common suggestion of cost has been ruled out. The ship was designed to stack the life boats, so it wasn't a poor design either. Yet, regardless of who made that fatal decision, it was made. The tragic reality was that when the Titanic sunk, the lifeboats weren't there. The people who were responsible to put them there DIDN'T.
Amy Grant has had nothing less than a spectacular career. In 1984 Amy stated publicly that she's a singer and not a preacher...
“I'm a singer, not a preacher, I'm not looking to convert anybody” says Christian rock diva Amy Grant. (Los Angeles Times, 5/4/84, pg. 2-c)
Isn't that sad? The biggest name in the music industry, both religious and secular, says she's not trying to convert anybody. I'm not picking on Miss Grant. Nearly all CCM singers share her irresponsible attitude. Not one Verse in the entire Bible teaches that only preachers or full-time Christian workers are supposed to share the gospel message. Every believer has been given the responsibility to share the gospel with the lost. Proverbs 11:30, “The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life; and he that winneth souls is wise.” What are you doing to save passengers? Thankfully, we have plenty of lifeboats, just as could have the Titanic, but someone didn't load them onto the ship! Only God knows why today 100-years later. People label me as a hateful person, but nothing could be further from the truth. My friend, there is an iceberg dead ahead. I'm trying to guide you into a lifeboat to save you from going to Hell forever.
The Roman Catholic Church are sending souls to Hell. Proverb 14:25, “A true witness delivereth souls: but a deceitful witness speaketh lies.” The Vatican lies! The pope lies! Your priest lies! You cannot get to Heaven through the church. You cannot get to Heaven through water baptism. You cannot get to Heaven through the sacraments. You cannot get to Heaven through good works! Jesus came into the world to pay a sin debt that He did not owe, because we owed a massive debt that we could not pay. Jesus shed His blood for our sins (1st Peter 1:18-19; Revelation 1:5). Christ died, was buried and rose again three days later for our justification (1st Corinthians 15:1-4). If you'll receive the gospel (Christ's death, burial and resurrection) as payment for your sins, then you'll be saved. Eternal life is a free gift. You don't earn it, you simply receive it by faith in Jesus, the Christ, the only begotten Son of God (John 20:31; Acts 10:43).
The Titanic's irresponsible captain (who was warned at least 5-times in advance of icebergs in the water) didn't take the warnings seriously. Then when disaster struck, it was too late. 1,517 people died a terrifying death in the frigid grave of the north Atlantic ocean one April night in 1912. Amy Grant, Michael W. Smith and all the other CCM artists today have influence over hundreds-of-millions of people, literally. We're all headed for an iceberg called death. The gospel is the lifeboat to save us from death in the ocean of the Lake of Fire. Oh, if only enough lifeboats had been loaded.
My friend, are you loading the lifeboat of the gospel today? The Titanic represents life, and the passengers represent humanity, and the lifeboats represent the gospel. What an analogy!!!
In the first video concert I linked to at the beginning of this article I captured the snapshot below. I think the intro caption is fitting... “Michael W. Smith worship,” because that's who the fans are worshipping ...
John 12:43, “For they loved the praise of men more than the praise of God.”
Apostates always attempt to straddling-the-fence. They speak about God, but never witness the truth of the gospel. They sing about Jesus, but they never take a stand against anything. Most people laugh at what I'm preaching, but I'm on God's side (and He's on my side). It is wrong for women to wear pants. It is sensual. It is sinful for a woman to dress sexy for any man other than her husband. The Bible teaches that women should dress modestly (1st Timothy 2:9). Pants are sinful on a woman because they draw attention to her thighs instead of her shamefacedness and beauty of the soul.
Apostates like Grant have led two generations of young women now to embrace worldliness. CCM is a bridge between evangelical circles and the sinful world. One minute Grant is singing Emmanuel and the next she blurting out Baby, Baby! God one minute and the Devil the next. James 4:4 plainly warns that friendship with the world makes a person God's enemy. Are you God's enemy? The world is God's enemy. Hollywood is God's enemy. Rock music is God's enemy. The booze cartel are God's enemy. The gambling casinos are God's enemies. John the Baptist wouldn't be invited to Las Vegas!!!
We are told in Proverb 4:7 that wisdom is the principal thing, therefore get wisdom and with all thy getting get understanding. Churches today have embraced entertainment instead of worshipping God, and psychology instead of Bible preaching, and the corrupt New York Times Best Seller List instead of Bible commentaries by men of God, and modern corrupt Bibles instead of the trustworthy and inspired King James Bible. Churches are dangerous places these days. Pat Robertson is sending hurting couples to New Agers for help. America is dying for hardcore, red-hot, Biblical, doctrinally-sound, PREACHING!!! Preaching is truth in the pulpit melting the ice in the pew! CCM is worldliness!!!
The main problem with CCM music is that it is universal, having no doctrinal basis, appealing TO ROMAN CATHOLICS as much as Protestants and evangelicals. In fact, Smith is a Catholic, as is his buddy Sean Hannity at Fox News. Roman Catholics elevate Mark to the status of a god, denying it while praying, worshipping, singing and saying 53 “hail Marys” in every Rosary. Talk about being in denial.
Please understand that I don't condemn anybody. I'm the biggest sinner I know (and so are you if you're right with God, James 2:10). America today is a spiritual wilderness of confusion. People like never before don't know what to believe. All of the apostate so-called “Christian” magazines, radio, books and music have acted like a vaccination, inoculating people from getting the real thing, the genuine McCoy, the Word of God, the truth (John 17:17; 6:63)!!! People are so caught-up with Christian TV, radio and books that they don't read the Bible anymore. They never study the Scriptures! The best thing that you can do is to turn off the TV for 3-months and spend much time in the Scriptures and listening to Bible-preaching.
I believe that Amy Grant and Michael Smith are sincere in their music, but like so many in the entertainment industry, they dare not share their beliefs or take a stand for God for fear of persecution. 2nd Timothy 3:12 says they who live godly in Christ Jesus SHALL suffer persecution. Amy Grant is on top of the world, going along to get along. That's what they all do. Televangelists do it too. You'll never hear Pat Robertson exposing Benny Hinn, or Benny Hinn Exposing Mike Murdock, or Mike Murdock exposing Creflo Dollar (what a name for a televangelist!). They're all apostates!
John the Baptist stood for God against everyone and everything that was sinful! When he preached against Herod's brother's wife committing adultery wife Herod, she had him beheaded. John 11:6, “There was a man sent from God, whose name was John.” My friend, I am a voice crying in the wilderness of cyberspace for my Lord Jesus Christ. I mean no unkindness to anyone. My only heart's desire is to help others. I preach more against Amy Grant and Michael W. Smith than other CCM artists because they are on the very top. They have more influence over people than most. That makes them the most dangerous since they are ecumenical and united by error with unbelievers (2nd Corinthians 6:14-17). They are steeped in the apostate ecumenical movement. Satan has butchered our Bibles, crept into our churches with false doctrines, swapped Bible preaching with psychology, and has replaced worship with entertainment.
If you believe in any god besides the true and living God, you'll still love Smith's apostate music. Are you a Jehovah's Witness who denies the Godhead and Christ's deity? No problem at a Michael W. Smith concert, you'll feel right at home. If you don't understand why I expose these apostates, it's only because you don't walk with God. The Bible is very clear in what it teaches. The doctrine of Christ is blatant and obvious. The Bible says what it says without apology. God said what He meant, and meant what He said.
There's no Bible preaching in CCM today, just synthetic love surrounded by compromise. All faiths are tolerated. Everyone is accepted. CCM music is very dangerous because it transcends denominational lines and blurs the core beliefs between them. The CCM gang thinks this is a very good thing, in fact, it's what Toby Mac is trying to accomplish. I've read countless interviews by CCM singers and bands and they are share the say purpose of breaking down the barriers, uniting different faiths to worship, and so forth. The New World Order is behind the music industry, just like all the television networks and Hollywood, and the corrupt mainstream newsmedia. The people who laugh are the ones brainwashed by the system. 2nd Corinthians 2:10 prophecies that the masses of this world will worship the Antichrist when he comes, because they RECEIVED NOT THE LOVE OF THE TRUTH THAT THEY MIGHT BE SAVED. Are you a fool? Are you misled by the god of this sinful and evil world?
I Challenge You
Here's a challenge, and I triple-dog dare you to prove me wrong. Every CCM artist today, and don't miss this, refuses to speak out against the sin of homosexuality. I dare you to show me one website where a CCM artist blasts homosexuality. You can't show me one. In fact, I dare you to show me even ONE mainstream Contemporary Christian Music Artist who presents the Gospel of Jesus Christ on their website. You can't. I mean a clear Gospel presentation which stresses the importance of NOT adding works to faith. I haven't even found a CCM website that presents any type of Gospel. Plan to spend months looking.
Today's CCM fakes are all out to make a buck—fame, fortune, and prosperity—all from the Devil. Proof of this is the FACT that the CCM industry is very silent about sin and evil. I challenge you to find any CCM artist who exposes the sin of homosexuality. If they did, it would jeopardize their career in the music industry, and they KNOW IT! So they dip their sails in sinful compromise, saying that God only called them to be a singer, not a preacher. Since when did living a holy life, contending for the faith, and taking a stand against evil become only the preacher's job? You can't show me that in the Word of God. God expects ALL believers to obey Ephesians 5:11, "And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them." This applies to ALL Christians.
1st Corinthians 9:16, “For though I preach the gospel, I have nothing to glory of: for necessity is laid upon me; yea, woe is unto me, if I preach not the gospel!”
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