The Danger of Music Idols
By David J. Stewart
"For they loved the praise of men more than the praise of God." —John 12:43
Tragically, America is being woefully influenced today by the opinions of singers. It is no coincidence that we see rock idols getting involved into politics, working with the United Nations and incorporating brainwashing government propaganda into their music. Music is a spiritual medium, by which people are greatly influenced. America's youth are under Satanic attack like never before, and it is the duty of every Christian believer to expose the evils of Rock, Country, Rap and so-called Christian Rock...
"The strongest appeal you can make is emotionally. If you can get their emotions going, make them forget their logic, you've got them. AT MTV, WE DON'T SHOOT FOR THE 14-YEAR OLDS, WE OWN THEM." (MTV is Rock Around the Clock, Philadelphia Inquirer, Nov. 3, 1982)
Sadly, MTV does own many of America's youth—corrupting their morals and leading them into Hellfire. 1st John 4:1 tells us to "try" (i.e., test) the spirits, to see if they are of God or not. The Word of God is our test standard. How does your favorite music or music video measure up to the Bible? How do your favorite singers measure up to the Word of God? Do the women dress in modest apparel as 1st Timothy 2:9 commands? Who are their fans praising? Are they flashing the Satanic salute symbol? Is there occult symbolism on their album cover? Does the music you listen to glorify God; or does it glorify sin and having a good time? These are some of the questions that we need to ask ourselves.
The Beatles, Communism and Sexual Immorality
When the godless Beatles came to America, thousands of girls screamed, cried and idolized them.
Tragically, the Beatles were Communist in their philosophies and music; but America's youth didn't care because the music was so emotionally overpowering.
Remember, Satan is a beautiful liar. The Beatle's music glorified immoral sex, drug abuse and rebellion. It is not surprising that the sin of abortion became legal within 10 years after the Beatle's came to America in the British Invasion.
Today, the Beatle's are revered in America and their music is aired everywhere we go. It just shows the apostate condition of the United States. We have forgotten God. John Lennon of the Beatles called Jesus... "a garlic-eating, stinking little yellow, greasy fascist bastard catholic Spaniard" (A Spaniard in the Works, p.14). Lennon also made that infamous statement, "Christianity will go, it will vanish and shrink. I needn't argue about that. I'm right and will be proved right . . . We're more popular than Jesus now" (San Francisco Chronicle, April 13, 1966, p.26). Paul McCartney said, "We probably seem to be anti-religious . . . none of us believes in God" (Hit Parader, Jan 1970, p.15). If you love the Beatles, then you are no friend of God (James 4:4).
Band members Harrison and Lennon are sadly burning in Hell this moment, where the others will soon follow. God will not be mocked. 2nd Thessalonians 1:8,9 warns... "In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ: Who shall be punished with everlasting destruction..." Where will you spend eternity?
Do you see the great danger of music idols? Even though the Beatles deny God, curse the name of Jesus and attack Christianity—the fans don't care, because the music has won their heart. John Denver was correct in certain regards when he said, "Music is a more powerful force than Christianity." Denver died an atheist. Oh, how many people will one day burn in the fires of Hell because of the evil influences of demonic music!
The Bizarre World of Michael Jackson
Michael Jackson was infamous for his crotch-grabbing style of dancing. Only God knows how many young girls threw away their virtue and innocence because of the lascivious music of Michael Jackson. Although arguably the world's greatest entertainer and a gifted singer, Jackson's works are of the Devil.
Jackson's THRILLER video was so Satanic that even the Jehovah's Witness cult didn't want him anymore, and he was immediately excommunicated. You know your messed up when even the cults don't want you. Michael Jackson is the epitome of what the Devil will do to a person who walks in darkness. Satan will sift you as wheat (Luke 22:31). Sifting wheat is to separate the wheat from the stalk. Jackson looks like he's been sifted by Satan.
As with Elvis, Michael Jackson prematurely died of a drug overdose at only age 50.
Michael Jackson was and is idolized by his fans as a singing god. Not surprisingly, Jackson's music is highly favored amongst gay, lesbian, transgendered and bisexuals [LGBT] worldwide. Jackson's life and career went from being that of a popular young black entertainer to a nightmarish freak show. Lisa Marie Presley stated on MySpace after Jackson's death that during their marriage Michael saw “awful vampires and leeches” around her. I am not trying to be unkind in any way, truly, but Satan wants to destroy all of us. Jesus even told Peter, one of His Apostles, that "Satan hath desired to have you . . . that he may sift you as wheat" (Luke 22:31). Saved or unsaved, Satan wants to have you and destroy your life!
Aerosmith, Sexual Perversion and Cross-dressing
The Rock 'n' Roll band, Aerosmith, promotes cross-dressing and homosexuality in their despicable song Dude Looks Like A Lady. The band's godless music has been featured in several Hollywood movies, including ARMAGEDDON. This is the music of the Devil.
It is tragic that when people turn on the TV nowadays, that they are bombarded with Rock 'N' Roll music, sexual promiscuousness and New Age religious brainwashing. Satan is relentlessly trying to get all children hooked on Rock music, because it leads to a life of sexual immorality and godlessness. Gene Simmons, lead singer of the Rock band KISS, has publicly admitted to having fornicated with over 4,600 whores. Hebrews 13:4 warns, "Marriage is honourable in all, and the bed undefiled: but whoremongers and adulterers God will judge." Mr. Simmons is in serious trouble with God.
The consequences of sin is indifference and complacency. We see this today in America. Abortion (murder) has become commonplace. Pornography is a multi-billion dollar industry. Immodest clothing and provocative clothing on women is commonplace. Young girls are being turned into whores on TV at very early ages. It is wickedness!
Toby Keith and Political Warmongering Propaganda
Country music is just as dangerous today to young people as is Rock music. I think just about everyone is familiar with the fictional character, Superman, who states that it is his job to fight "The never ending battle for truth, justice, and the American way." What exactly is the "American way"? Country singer and admitted white trash, Toby Keith, sings in his song, Courtesy Of The Red, White, And Blue...
Hey Uncle Sam
Put your name at the top of his list
And the Statue of Liberty
Started shakin’ her fist
And the eagle will fly
Man, it’s gonna be hell
When you hear Mother Freedom
Start ringin’ her bell
And it feels like the whole wide world is raining down on you
Brought to you Courtesy of the Red White and Blue
Justice will be served
And the battle will rage
This big dog will fight
When you rattle his cage
And you’ll be sorry that you messed with
The U.S. of A.
`Cause we'll put a boot in your ass
It's the American way
So according to Toby Keith, tyranny is the American way? Mr. Keith states that it's the American way to react to half-baked lies and misinformation with brutal force, violence, and the merciless torturing of innocent people. Who do we think we are in America? It's tragic that the average American has their head buried in the sand, and is willingly ignorant concerning the overwhelming amount of concrete evidence surrounding the 911 attacks.
Only a blind fool would blame the Muslims for the 911 attacks. The Bush administration orchestrated the 911 attacks, with help from the Saudi Arabian Bin Laden family and others. Do you not realize that the U.S. invaded Iraq on the GROUNDS of alleged Weapons of Mass Destruction? The WMD's were NEVER found... so why did we continue to invade and conquer Iraq? It's because we have become a ruthless, cut-throat, we'll-do-as-we-please, type of nation—who spits on truth and justice... IT'S THE AMERICAN WAY! The American way is now the ruthless way, the lying way, and the heathen way.
Miller Beer company claims to be upholding "The American Way" with their Liquid Devil. Tragically, irresponsibility has become the American way. Drunkenness, wild parties, immorality, cursing in God's name, prostitution, divorce, and booze have become the American way! Woe unto America!
Willie Nelson and Homosexuality
Willie Nelson sings the song, Cowboys Are Secretly, Frequently Fond of each Other, which embraces the homosexual movement by showing sympathy for their sinful lifestyle.
As a Christian, I do not go around condemning people; but I do take an uncompromisingly stand against those who are trying to teach our children that homosexuality is an acceptable manner of living. It's not! The statistics concerning homosexuality are frightening. Is Willie Nelson going to promote NAMBLA as well? Do cowboys also have secret sexual urges towards little boys Willie? The Bible vehemently condemns homosexuality as "vile affections" in Romans 1:24-32. Who is on the Lord's side? (Exodus 32:26)
We are today experiencing the homosexualization of America. The public is unknowingly exposed to homosexual entertainers, who win their hearts over time, and then when they have millions of fans, only then they come out-of-the-closet or embrace the Gay Community. I have no doubt that Willie Nelson, and others, were asked by industry leaders to lead the way in gaining public acceptance for homosexuality. I just can't believe that Willie Nelson would accept two men sodomizing each other in the name of "love." It's not love, it's vile filthy sin. It's beyond disgusting. What happened to you Willie? This is all part of the Communist moral subversion of America.
George Strait and a False Gospel
George Strait's song YOU'LL BE THERE is of the Devil. It preaches the same wishy-washy false ecumenical Gospel that has infiltrated most of America's churches, especially Southern Gospel churches. George Strait sings... Tell Him [God] I might need a hand to see you both someday." This is false doctrine which implies that Mr. Strait is doing the best he can to merit Heaven, but "MIGHT" need a helping hand to finish the course. This is 100% work salvation wrapped up in a Gospel country song. This is a serious matter folks!
There is nothing "Christian" about Mr. Strait's song. Just because he employs the Biblical term, streets of gold, in no way validates the false Gospel conveyed by his song. This is a woeful evil in American society, i.e., heathens placing a "Christian" label on anything, just so long as there are some Biblical terms involved. Tragically, most of what is labeled as "Christian" nowadays is of the Devil. It is the love of money that is the root of this evil (1st Timothy 6:10).
As the church becomes more worldly, so the world is becoming more churchy. Unsaved heathens by the droves are now jumping on the apostate Gospel bandwagon, because there is no difference between the two anymore. This is why we see Bill Gaither promoting the apostate ministry of a lesbian, Marsha Stevens, who is married to another woman. Marsha Stevens' ministry is called Born Again Lesbian Music. What is wrong with Bill Gaither? I'll tell you... He's sold out to the demonic music business at all cost.
You won't find any more sellouts than in the music industry and Hollywood! Former Hollywood actor, professed Christian and evangelist, Kirk Cameron, recently stated... "I never had a desire to leave mainstream Hollywood. And still don't think that I've left mainstream Hollywood." Yet, he and Ray Comfort hypocritically tell people that they must forsake their sins to be saved. No sir! Salvation is the free gift of God (Romans 4:5;6:23).
I could list hundreds of popular singers and bands, whose music contains dangerous messages. Whether you realize it or not, a song is a form of sermon. Just as a sermon is intended to convey a message to the listener, so does music convey a message to the listener. It interesting how the same person who will hypocritically criticize a preacher for yelling against sin from the pulpit; will turn around and pay to go to a Rock concert where the singer yells praises to sin at the top of his lungs. The same people who complain that church is too long; will sleep on the sidewalk all night just to get the latest Harry Potter witchcraft book. It's a matter of where your heart is at.
One of the most dangerous weapons which Satan is using today to turn America against God is MUSIC. I was in a store today and heard the 70s popular "love song" hit, "IT'S SAD TO BELONG TO SOMEONE ELSE WHEN THE RIGHT ONE COMES ALONG." Only God knows how many divorces this horrible song has caused! The other day I heard the hit country song, "WHOSE BED HAS YOUR BOOTS BEEN UNDER," which glamorizes adultery.
Towards the end of the song she sings, "Come on boots!," which is clearly her invitation to commit adultery. Country music is vile and wicked. The problem with the few acceptable songs is the song's performer almost always sing a host of other godless and horrible songs, that glorify the very sin that God's Law condemns. You can't support Elvis' Gospel recordings without also supporting his sexually immoral Rock 'N' Roll songs.
I realize that only a few people will take to heart what I am saying, because most people just don't care anymore. It is very important that parents do their best to steer their children away from worldly idols, from sicko freaks like Britney Spears, who teach young girls to be selfish, feminist, homewrecking whores. Young people today are absolutely saturated with Rock music, literally worshipping the artists as gods. Don't believe it? Rocker Frank Zappa (who discovered the awful truth December 4, 1993 the moment he died) 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)
Americans are so idolatrous that we have even named one of our most popular shows AMERICAN IDOL! We are so sinful that we have named one of our biggest cities SIN CITY! I am praying for God to judge America, because that is what we deserve and need. Slowly, but surely, we are bringing imminent judgment upon ourselves, as God is removing His hand of blessing from our nation. The average U.S. Citizen today is oblivious to judgment of God already upon us.
This world is filled with ingrates today who hate Jesus Christ, like comedian Sarah Silverman. The real joke is her life...
“Good! I hope the Jews did kill Christ, I'd do it again. I'd F*cking do it again in a second!”
—Jewish comedian, Sarah Silverman, Jesus is Magic; 72-minute movie, 2006
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