by David J. Stewart
"And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them." -Ephesians 5:11
As further proof of the apostate condition of America, I am going to EXPOSE the religious rock group, ZOEgirl, for what they are ... imposters. Don't be fooled young person, these aren't the type of young women that you should idolize. In fact, you shouldn't idolize anyone except Jesus Christ. Let's take a closer look at ZOEgirl and examine them in light of the Word of God. The word "reprove" in Ephesians 5:11 is the Greek "elencho," which means "to expose." It's high time that Christians start obeying Ephesians 5:11 by exposing Satan's works of darkness. All rock music is of the Devil.
ZOEgirl's Website Doesn't Backup Their Testimony.
Band member, Alisa, made the following statement in a biography on ZOEgirl's official website:
"At the end of the day, in 20 years, I want to get a letter that says, I gave my heart to Jesus at a ZOEgirl concert,'" Alisa says. "To me, that's success. It's great to sell albums and win awards, but we aren't truly successful if we aren't leading people to heaven. That's eternal." -SOURCE
Alisa's words may sound sincere; BUT, the fact that there is absolutely no Gospel presentation on ZOEgirl's website CONTRADICTS her words. If Alisa is so concerned about "leading people to heaven," then why doesn't she present the Biblical Gospel of Jesus Christ to her fans? As with ALL CCM artists, ZOEgirl sings about Jesus, having a FORM of godliness, but fails to present the Gospel, the POWER of God unto salvation. I dare you to show me ANY CCM artist who presents a clear Gospel presentation on their website. We read in Romans 1:16, "For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth..." 2nd Timothy 3:5 warns us about false Christians "having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away." The "power" is the Gospel of Jesus Christ!!! There are multitudes of professed "Christian" people all over this world who speak of Jesus, sing about Jesus, and say nice things about Jesus; BUT, they follow tradition and religion instead of obeying the Gospel of Jesus Christ (Mark 7:7; 2nd Thessalonians 1:8). As an example: Every Catholic claims to be a Christian; but they speak 1000 times more about Mary than they do Jesus. That ought to call themselves "Maryians" instead of Christians. In EVERY single Rosary prayer, a Catholic is required to say "Hail Mary" 52 times; BUT, no mention is made of Jesus.
Speaking about Jesus is a FORM of godliness; BUT, the preaching of the Gospel is the only POWER of God unto salvation. ZOEgirl may sing about Jesus here and there; BUT, people can only be saved through a clear presentation of the Word of God. The Bible is clear that only through Jesus Christ can anyone be saved (John 14:6). Only by trusting Christ ALONE, apart from all works, can anyone be saved (Romans 4:5,10:13; Ephesians 2:8,9). Most so-called "Christian" religions today tragically ADD works to faith; thus, condemning themselves to Hell forever (Romans 3:20; Romans 11:6).
It is a shame that so many so-called "Christian" musical artists are silent when it comes to the Truth of God's Word. If Alisa wants people to "lead people to heaven," then she needs to do it God's way ... by teaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ (i.e., the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ--1st Corinthians 15:1-4). None of the Apostles ever "sang" the Gospel; rather, they preached the Gospel. Jesus gave the Great Commission in Matthew 28:19 and 20, commanding all believers to be soulwinners. Proverb 11:30 teaches "He that winneth souls is wise." Thus, to not win souls is foolish. For a professed Christian like Alisa to claim that she wants to lead others to "heaven," but fail to teach the Gospel, exposes her as a phony. Also, notice carefully that Alisa didn't say she wants to lead people to Jesus Christ; BUT, rather, to heaven. Every false religion says the same thing, i.e., that they want to lead their followers to heaven. Salvation is not found in any religion; but, ONLY in Person--The Lord Jesus Christ! Acts 16:31, "Believe upon the Lord Jesus Christ and thou shalt be saved..."
God wants us to be hot or cold (Revelation 3:15,16). God hates when someone claims to be a Christian, but then dips their sail in compromise. I'm so sick and tired of so-called Christians, who have influence over millions of people, who are making hundreds-of-millions of dollars; BUT, they are cowards when it comes to speaking the Truth of God's Word. How dare you people call yourselves Christians!
Christian Women Shouldn't Wear Pants
A woman who wore pants 100 years ago was considered a whore. Women NEVER wore revealing pants in early America, nor at anytime in history unless they were prostitutes. 1st Timothy 2:9 commands, "In like manner also, that women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with shamefacedness and sobriety; not with broided hair, or gold, or pearls, or costly array." Women didn't start wearing pants in America until the rock-n-roll culture infected our nation in the 1950's. As America became subverted, more and more women forsook their femininity in exchange for feminism. We read in 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." In case you're confused as to whether pants belong on a man or a woman, look carefully at EVERY bathroom sign in America and you'll see that women wear dresses and men wear pants. Women that wear pants are identifying themselves with a rock-n-roll culture of immoral sex, substance abuse, and rebellion. You can't argue with the facts, women didn't wear pants until rock-n-roll came to America! It is sinful for a woman to wear pants (Deuteronomy 22:5; Matthew 5:28; 1st Timothy 2:9).
Look at the photo below. What do you see? I see three foolish young women with impudent looks on the faces (Proverb 7:13). I see worldly pride. I see disrespect for God's authority. I see bad attitudes. These are not the type of women that I would want my daughters to idolize. In fact, we shouldn't idolize anyone except Jesus Christ. The whole idea of singers having such POWER and CONTROL over millions of people is Satanic by itself. If anyone should be recognized, it is America's men of God, it's preachers. If John the Baptist were alive today, do you think he would be loved and accepted? No, he would be hated (John 15:19). BUT, ZOEgirl sings Gospeless music, never offends anyone with the truth, and are praised by millions. Something is very wrong with the entire CCM industry. I hate Christian rock and will fight against it and expose it!
"For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world." -1st John 2:16
CCM Fans Praise the Artists; NOT Jesus Christ
The following quote is from one of ZOEgirl fan's websites, on their "FAQS" page...
"The Movement is a way to hook up with your favorite bands and artists. It is a group of people who want to be part of something bigger by spreading the word about their favorite artists as well as brand new artists." -SOURCE
Isn't that a shame? These ZOEgirl fans are only interested in spreading "the word about their favorite artists..." I need to go vomit! What about spreading the Word of God? As with all CCM music, we see the artists getting all the praise instead of the Lord. In my opinion, ZOEgirl is bad news! Is it so surprising that ZOEgirl's fans would promote the band instead of the Gospel, considering that ZOEgirl's website doesn't even present the Gospel? This is the same shallow type of religious smokescreen that the entire CCM gang puts forth. They ALL fail to promote the Gospel of Jesus Christ. They speak about Jesus and act like they're sold out to God, but then they hide the Gospel from the lost souls who desperately need to hear it. Band member, Alisa, states...
"At the end of the day, in 20 years, I want to get a letter that says, I gave my heart to Jesus at a ZOEgirl concert..." -SOURCE
That may sound noble, but giving your heart to Jesus isn't salvation. Acts 16:31 tells us to "believe" upon Jesus Christ to be saved. You can make a commitment, turn over a new leaf, do generous things for God, and give your heart to Christ; BUT, you will go straight to Hell if you don't believe upon Jesus Christ to forgive your sins. All we hear nowadays from so-called "Christian" music artists are words like "praise, worship, love, diversity, and unity"; but, why don't any of them speak of sin, judgment, and Hell? You see, people are so ignorant of the Bible that they think Jesus only taught love. They seem to forget when Jesus made a whip and started beating people over the head with it, flipping over tables, and driving people out of the synagogue by force (John 2:15). 2nd Timothy 3:12 states, "Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution." Something is very wrong with any professed Christian singing group who sells over 1,000,000 albums. John the Baptist wasn't very popular. Christ-honoring believers who take a stand against sin are NEVER popular, and they don't get rich. CCM artists are careful not to do anything that will hurt their music careers ($$$$$$$$). They've sold out to greed, kidding themselves that they're serving God, when they're certainly not. The lost need to hear the Gospel.
Look at the following photo of ZOEgirl in concert. There is so much wrong with this picture. It looks just like a worldly night club. Look at all the fans, how they're praising ZOEgirl with their hands in the air. This is EXACTLY what the unsaved world does at their heathen concerts. The ZOEgirl's are all wearing pants, like men. Notice the massive drum set--this is a good photo to show that rock-n-roll's heart is the driving rhythm, the beat...
"For they loved the praise of men more than the praise of God." -John 12:43
ZOEgirl Performs on Stage with Blasphemous Carmen!
According to ZOEgirl's main webpage, they have performed with several others CCM bands, including Carman. The following shocking information concerning Carman is from Dr. terry Watkins...
"When Elvis and the Beatles first appeared, the secular world was shocked as teenage girls screamed in lustful affection for their gods. Shout! magazine (Dec.1995, p.35) says of Carman, “...just the mention of his name brings excitement to throngs of fans, many of whom are women.”
Carman tells Shout, "I don't know what I do to attract women, I'm just trying to do what God told me to do long ago - bring the gospel to the world."
Yea. . . Right. . .
The Minneapolis Star Tribune in an article titled "Is he Elvis? Is he John Travolta? Nope. He's Carman", describes a sensual, carnal and ungodly Carman concert as:
"On his toes, he's a deep-voiced Elvis, swiveling his hips until the pointed-finger disco of 'Saturday Night Fever' kicks in, and he's suddenly John Travolta with a Bee Gees shrill. He raps, he rocks, he line dances. . ."
(Minneapolis Star Tribune, Is he Elvis? Is he John Travolta? Nope. He's Carman, 09-13-1996, p. 01E)
For some strange reason, I do not think swiveling your hips, rapping, rocking, line dancing, Elvis and John Travolta impersonations is what the Lord Jesus had in mind when He said in Mark 16:15, ". . . Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel. . ."
To no great surprise, Carman's "The Official R.I.O.T. Tourbook" lists Carman's Dream duet with none other than sex-symbol-heartthrob - Tom Jones!
An "enlightening" display of irony occurred when Carman printed his back page ad for "Halloween 3:16" in the Oct. 29, 1998 "Life" section of USA Today. It seems there was a slight typographical error. . . The ad stated referring to Carman - "See Him live." (See image at RIGHT)The "h" in "him" was "capitalized". To capitalize a "pronoun" (other than the beginning of a sentence) is to emphasize deity or God! The capitalization of a pronoun is reserved for God ONLY!
Sound familiar? It was the same lie Satan told Eve in Genesis 3:5, ". . .and ye shall be as gods. . ."
According to CCM (CCM, December 1998, p.24) this little typo cost Carman $300,000.
Carman’s Resurrection Rap video is some of the worst blasphemy I have ever witnessed. The video has the Lord Jesus Christ as a confused street hippie, the Pharisees and apostles are black street gang members. The crucifixion takes place, not on Calvary — but in a back alley gang fight. The body of the Lord Jesus is thrown into a garbage dumpster!" -SOURCE
ZOEgirl website Promotes a "Praisefest Cruise" Featuring an Occultist!
As of March 2006, there is a banner at the bottom of their main webpage promoting a "Praisefest Cruise." I didn't like the sound of that from the start, so I clicked on the advertisement to investigate the matter. The ad took me to this website. As I looked over the featured guests on this "Praisefest Cruise," I couldn't help but notice a woman levitating at the bottom of the screen. Unbelievably, this "Praisefest Cruise" actually features an occult magician, Curt Anderson, who is a member of the International Brotherhood of Magicians (IBM)--an occult organization. He is also a member of the Society of American Magicians (SAM) which contains links to witchcraft websites (i.e., the SAMCON # 204 - Witch Assembly Convention). Why would a Satanic magician be invited to perform on a Praisefest Cruise?" And why would ZOEgirl promote such wickedness? Who is being praised ... Satan? As read in Daniel 2:2, magicians are ALWAYS associated with astrologers, sorcerers, and other occult practitioners. The entire atmosphere of Carl Anderson's website is Satanic in my opinion. Showing someone an innocent trick is one thing; but one you label anything as "MAGIC," you're promoting Satan's power.
ZOEgirl's Shallow Lyrics
Here's the lyrics to ZOEgirl's song "Believe"...
I used to close my eyes and pray the time would pass me by
So I could fly away in my dreams to anywhere unreal
And I'd hide away from everything
I didn't know what was real, I didn't know the truth
There was a day when somebody introduced me to You
And You breathed Your life in me
You set me free...
Now I'll shout it from the mountain
That I'm not the same that I used to be
I believe in God, believe in God
I'm not ashamed to talk about it
To a world that slowly slips away
That I believe in God, believe in God
Now at the end of the day when nothing seems to go my way
I've got a friend, I've got a love that's never gonna let me go
Since You gave Your life for me
You set me free...
Oh, when I feel so alone
He comes to sweetly say
It's all gonna be okay
Oh, when my emotions flow
He comes to sweetly say
It's all gonna be okay
There is a major problem with this song ... even the demons believe in God (James 2:19)! Nearly every cult and false religion believes in God. Big deal! The Word of God teaches that Jesus Christ is Almighty God (Isaiah 9:6; John 10:33; Revelation 1:8). CCM music nearly always avoids doctrinal issues. Most CCM lyrics are ambiguous, shallow, wishy-washy, and could easily also apply to a girlfriend or boyfriend (e.g., "I'm glad he's always with me..."). Listen for this in the music and you'll see what I mean. Most of today's so-called "Christian" music is totally void of God. There's no mistaking the old hymns of the faith.
All Rock Music is Demonic!
The music of ZOEgirl is Satanic rock-n-roll. I get letters from Christian rockers who sarcastically ask me if traditional Gospel hymns is the only acceptable form of music? The answer of course is, "No!" There is nothing wrong with contemporary music of it's made to the Lord, and if it's appropriate music and lyrics. God has serious issues with so-called "Christian" artists who sing like the world, look the world, and are greedy like the world. It's cute how ZOEgirl makes a few missionary trips, gives away some chump change, blows a few sick kids noses, and then brags to the world how wonderful they are. Oooooh! According to the ZOEgirl website, they have sold over 1,000,000 albums. At $10 per album, that's at least $10,000,000! The there's all the concerts, etc. I wonder how much of all that money went to the poor? I wonder how much the greedy CCM industry made? God vomits over this type of lukewarm Christianity, which is NO Christianity at all. The music of ZOEgirl is pathetic, no better than the heathen music that the Devil's crowd sings.
I liken Christian rock to Hooter's restaurant chain. In case you don't know, Hooter's requires all of their waitresses to wear extremely tight and revealing clothing, to seduce and thrill the customers. This is sinful (Matthew 5:28). Now, there's nothing wrong with eating in a restaurant, and there's nothing wrong with the various foods on the menu; BUT, it is sinful to knowingly eat at Hooter's because of the immodestly dressed waitresses. Likewise, even if the lyrics are appropriate, all rock-n-roll music is sinful. Heavy metal rocker, Ozzy Osbourne, has stated that his music is "a vehicle for crazy people to ride on." Get that? ... a vehicle! Music is a spiritual vehicle which takes its listeners into the spirit world, because we are all living spirit's. Rock-n-roll music induces a worldly, fleshly, selfish, prideful, and demonic spirit in it's victims.
The fact that ZOEgirl is compared to Britney Spears and Hilary Duff speaks volumes against them. Where in the world did so-called Christians ever get the sinful idea that it's ok to sing Satan's music, but with better words? It is not ok! To no surprise, the homosexual movement is trying to do the same thing by twisting the Word of God around, to justify their sin (Romans 1:25). I get letters from Wiccan witches who quote the Bible, telling me that Jesus taught love and would never condemn anyone's religion. Can you imagine ... witches and homosexuals trying to use the Bible to condone their wickedness? It shouldn't be too surprising because Satan did the same thing to Eve and Jesus (Genesis 3:1; Matthew 4:6). Likewise, the CCM gang twists the Bible around in an attempt to condone Devilish rock music. It can't be done! People are being deceived.
There is NO such thing as "Christian rock!" It may be religious rock, but there is nothing even remotely "Christian" about it. How dare anyone name of the of Christ, while performing worldly music. God's Holy Spirit NEVER leads anyone to become a friend of the world, "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." ZOEgirl sings with sensual voices and inflections, electronically altering and distorting their voices, just like the godless world's music. It is obvious to me that the CCM gang is following the sinful world. You'll NEVER find Britney Spears being compared to ZOEgirl! So why is it that in all the interviews I read of CCM artists, that they're continually COMPARED to heathen singers? Think about it! The answer is simple--the CCM gang is following the heathen world. It's not CCM that is leading the way; BUT, Satan (2nd Corinthians 4:4). Guaranteed, whatever the sinful world does, CCM will follow pursuit and maliciously label is as "Christian." This is evidence in itself that CCM is of the Devil, and not the Holy Spirit of God.
ZOEgirl is bad news! In a sinful generation that promotes Christian gays, it doesn't surprise me that they would also promote Christian rock. Satan desires to steal the innocence of every teenager. Christian rock is a Trojan horse for Christian young people. Once your innocence has been corrupted by religious rock music, then the next step is worldly rock music. BUT, it's all rock music. The FACT that ZOEgirl is even compared to Britney Spears is proof that they are following the sinful world. Who is Britney Spears to the Christian? Is Spears a benchmark? Does she set the standard for us to follow? Why even compare ourselves with such a deplorable perverted woman as Britney Spears? The following quote is taken from ZOEgirl's website, in the "ABOUT" section...
"Performances at venues like New York's Madison Square Garden, The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and Walt Disney World have helped ZOEgirl become one of the top female pop groups in Christian musica platform upon which Chrissy Conway, Alisa Girard and Kristin Swinford keep building brick by brick." -SOURCE (click "About")
Walt Disney never did stop their annual Gay Day (a week long festival for homosexuals). Their movie NARNIA promotes Pan, the god of sexual rape and seduction. They laughed in the Southern Baptist Convention's face during their 8-year ban against Disney. Today, Gay Day is more popular than ever. Walt Disney produces some of the most godless filth on the planet. God hasn't lifted His ban against Walt Disney! Yet, ZOEgirl performs at Walt Disney, thus supporting Disney's Gay Day and movies. According to the above quote, Walt Disney has "helped ZOEgirl become one of the top female pop groups in Christian musica." If I were ZOEgirl, I wouldn't be too eager to tell others that a homosexual-friendly organization like Walt Disney helped them succeed. There is something so wrong with that! Notice also where the ZOEgirl's have performed ... at the Rock-n-roll Hall of Fame!!! This is the same godless organization that idolizes creeps like Elvis Presley, and a host of other Satanically inspired musicians like the Rolling Stones.
I did not write this article to be unkind in any way, nor to attack anyone. I wrote this article because ZOEgirl has influence over millions of young people, and I believe they are sending the wrong message to kids today. No so-called Christian music group who sings at the Rock-n-rock Hall of Fame and supports Walt Disney is of God. ZOEgirl is of the Devil, singing Devilish music, and living for self. They dress like the world, and sing like the world--because they are of the world. If we are to please God as Revelation 4:11 teaches we were created to do, then we must take up our cross and follow Jesus. Living for Jesus will bring persecution (2nd Timothy 3:12). Persecution comes when we speak the whole Truth of God's Word (Galatians 4:16). I received tons of hate mail because I speak the truth. I've never made a penny serving God, and never plan to. I have nothing to lose. The FACT that CCM artists stand to lose their careers if they speak the truth PROVES that they are not serving God: BUT, mammon (money). It is the love of money and fame that causes CCM artists to hide the truth, and only make vague references to the Truth of Jesus Christ. It is for this reason, and for the many other reasons I have mentioned, that I warn you about ZOEgirl--they are imposters!
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