|MOLECH OF CHRISTIAN ROCK
Leviticus 18:21, 20:2-3 And thou shalt not let any of thy seed pass through the fire to Molech, neither shalt thou profane the name of thy God: I am the LORD.... Whosoever... giveth any of his seed unto Molech; he shall surely be put to death: the people of the land shall stone him with stones. And I will set my face against that man, and will cut him off from among his people; because he hath given of his seed unto Molech, to defile my sanctuary, and to profane my holy name.
Down in the valley of Hinnom, the Valley of Tophet, just outside the city of Jerusalem, an evil idol of Molech was erected. This was the god worshipped by the Ammonites. It was a great metal god, with arms outstretched. Fires heated these arms until they were red hot, and children were placed upon them to be consumed as a sacrifice. Drums were played as this terrible worship was conducted to drown the screams of the dying children. It was the most vile and awful form of worship imaginable, and was totally condemned by GOD.
“Moloch... was made of brass; and they heated him from his lower parts; and his hands being stretched out, and made hot, they put the child between his hands, and it was burnt; when it vehemently cried out; but the priests beat a drum, that the father might not hear the voice of his son, and his heart might not be moved.” – Jeremiah 7:31.. Commetary: Jewish Rabbi Rashi.
God had warned the nation of Israel long before not to make a “metal” god [Leviticus 19:4], and threatened to destroy them if they caused their children to pass through the fire unto Molech.
MOLECH WAS WORSHIPED IN TOPHET.
Yet we read in Scriptures that Israel turned from the true worship of GOD and began to worship Molech. According to the Bible Molech was worshipped in the valley of Hinnom, in a place called Tophet [see Jeremiah 7:30-31, 32:35]. Tophet literally means ‘the place of drums’. It is derived from the Hebrew word ‘Toph’, which means the drum. Drums were the main instrument used in the worship of Molech, and the people of that area knew that when they heard the overwhelming beat of the drums sounding from the Valley of Hinnom that another child had passed through the fire into the arms of Molech.
DRUMS WERE NEVER The EMPHASIS IN THE WORSHIP OF GOD.
The worship of Molech could never be confused with the worship of YHWH. Not even in the sound of the worship music. Though God allowed for the use of percussion instruments in worship, including the cymbals and 'tambourine and taboret', the percussion was not the dominate force of the music. The taboret is a finger drum, the timbrel a tambourine. Both were held in one hand and beaten with the fingers in the back ground. The larger "Beta" drums were a very common instrument in Egypt and the lands around Israel, yet God never asked to be worshipped with them, nor do we see him worshipped with them in Scripture.
DRUMS ARE PROMINENT IN FALSE WORSHIP.
The Emphasis of Drums have always been associated with pagan worship. Drums have are prominent with pagan, voodoo, shamanism, magic and satanic rituals.
One of the main reasons that Satan chooses to make drums prominent in false worship is their hypnotic potential. Drum beats can cause "switching" to occur in the brain as it loses symmetry between left and right sides. This causes stress and it makes it difficult for a person to distinguish between what is beneficial and what is harmful. In this condition the body usually chooses that which is destructive over that which is therapeutic.
Bringing a person to the point where he is unable to discern that which is harmful from that which is beneficial is one of the goals of Satan. A person in this condition is suspect to receiving spirits associated with the music.
DOES MOLECH STILL LIVE?
The Bible teaches that when a person offered sacrifice to a false god like Molech, they were actually offering sacrifice to demons [1 Corinthians 10:20]. Invisible to the worshippers surrounding the idol a demon was present and it accepted the worship that was offered to the idol.
Though the ancient metal image of Molech has been destroyed, the demon Molech lives on. According to some 16th century demonologist: “Molech is: A king of hell, this Molech finds particular pleasure in making mothers weep; he specializes in stealing their children.”
WHERE IS MOLECH TODAY?
Molech in the days of the Bible was represented as a metal god that had the body of a man but the head of a bull. His two horns were prominent upon his head. Today this ancient “horned metal god is still worshipped”.
The horned god is worshipped in witchcraft and satanism, and of course Rock Music. When you see the Rockers raising their hands with the pinky and first finger raised and the thumb tucked toward the palm, they are a saluting the “horned metal god” who reigns over Rock N Roll, the demon Molech, or Satan himself.
ROCK AND ROLL IS OF SATANIC ORIGIN
Rock and Rollers admit that their music is satanic. Many of them admit to giving their bodies and souls to Satan in order to become both rich and famous. Rock and Roll was birthed by Satan to destroy the youth.
Aliester Crowley is without a doubt, the main spiritual "teacher" of rock music. Crowley's mission in life was to destroy Jesus Christ and Christianity, while exalting sexual perversion, drugs, magick and Satan. His mantra was “Do what thou wilt”.
The teachings of Satanist Aliester Crowley was received and kept and practiced by groups like the Beatles. As seen by the following quotes:
"The whole Beatle idea was to do what you want, right? To take your own responsibilty, do what you want and try not to harm other people, right? DO WHAT THOU WILST, as long as it doesn't hurt somebody. . ." ("The Playboy Interviews with John Lennon & Yoko Ono", by David Sheff & G. Barry Golson, p. 61)
"[The Beatles are] COMPLETELY ANTI-CHRIST. I mean, I am anti-Christ as well, but they're so anti-Christ they shock me which isn't an easy thing.".. Derek Taylor, Press Officer for the Beatles (Saturday Evening Post, Aug. 8, 1964).
"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."
John Lennon (San Francisco Chronicle, April 13, 1966, p.26)
OZZIE OSBORNE sung about Alester Crowley and in an interview he said: "I really wish I knew why I've done some of the things I've done over the years. I don't know if I'm a medium for some outside source. Whatever it is, frankly, I hope it's not what I think it is - Satan".
Ozzy Osbourne (Hit Parader, Feb., 1978, p.24)
Jim Morrison of the Doors who admitted to being possessed said: "I met the Spirit of Music. . . . An appearance of the devil in a Venice canal. Running, I saw a Satan or Satyr, moving beside me, a fleshly shadow of my secret mind, . . ." (The Lost Writings of Jim Morrison, p. 36-38)
KURT COBAIN OF NIRVANA: Kurt Cobain was anti-christ. Dr. Terry Watkins notes: “Kurt Cobain is one of the worst Antichrist, blasphemers since John Lennon. Kurt Cobain decorated his home with blood-splattered baby dolls hanging by their necks! The inside of Nirvana’s album In Utero, which is the album dc Talk got ‘All Apologies’ from, has pictures of chopped up babies! Cobain ran around his neighborhood spray-painting, ‘ABORT CHRIST’ and ‘GOD IS GAY.’ Cobain’s first band was called ‘Fecal Matter.’ Cobain killed himself a couple of years ago” (Dr. Watkins, Christian Rock: Blessing or Blasphemy?)
NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN.
Like centuries ago the worship of Molech is distinguished by drums. It is the drums and the rhythm that makes Rock music different from other music styles. It is not the lyrics the differentiates it, but the drums and rhythm. The drum style of Rock and Roll originated in voodoo.
Robert Palmer, contributing editor to Rolling Stone writes, in Rock & Roll An Unruly History:
"Bata drums [drums used in voodoo]... provided a template for the inner rhythms of rock and roll... [they] serve as conduits for spiritual energies, linking individual human consciousness with the gods... the drum rhythms that make rock and roll can ultimately be traced back to African music of a primarily spiritual or ritual nature. In a sense, rock and roll is a kind of 'voodoo'... Drums are used in "voodoo" possession... drummers tap out their rhythm patterns like signals to the realm of the gods, inviting and enticing them to come and POSSESS their devotees."
Little Richard, the self-professed "architect of rock 'n roll", readily admits Satan's control and influence in his life and rock music:
"My true belief about Rock 'n' Roll - is this: "I believe this kind of music is demonic.... A lot of the BEATS in music today are taken from voodoo, from the voodoo DRUMS." (The Life and Times of Little Richard)
"The shaman was the original 'long hair', the first rock star draped in leather, dancing possessed to a rhythm banged out on a DRUM... communication with the gods was synonymous with DRUMS... the body can become the conduit for a deity... DRUMS are the catalyst for the whole process... what Westerners simplistically call 'possession'." (Appetite for Destruction)
David Tame writes in The Secret Power of Music: "Today's DRUMMER differs but little from the shaman in his incessant beating out of a rhythm, and likewise often enters into a form of trance while performing."
The DRUM has always been associated with paganism and the devil... When the first blacks from Africa were converted to Christianity they knew the power and evil influence of DRUMS. And the converted blacks strictly forbid the use of drums! They referred to the drums as "the Devil's drum". (Hole in Our Soul: The Loss of Beauty and Meaning in American Popular Music)>
THE LYRICS ARE ALL THAT MATTERS?
Many people have been deceived by Satan into thinking that the lyrics are all that matters in a song. But as we have seen the music and the drums are very important because it is through the beat and rhythm that Satan hypnotically opens the listener up to receive his spirits.
Satan, False prophets, and every soul destroying christian cult quotes the Bible, but they quote it out of context. When out of context the words quoted cease to be life giving, and turn deadly. When homosexuals tell Bible believers "Don't judge", it is Satan speaking through them, changing the original meaning of Christ's words to "Don't call sin sin".
The Music of a song provides the context and is also a part of the message. It is not an "Amoral" object like a tv, it is entering the ears, the heart and the mind. It provides context and content to the song. A few c-rock songs have 'pretty words', but the words are in the context of a fleshly and sensual rock beat, and the words are being mixed with the satanic message, It just takes a little leaven to leaven the whole lump. Rat poison is 99% good food, and just 1% poison. How much poison does it take to make your dinner unfit to eat?
This is why it is so important for Christians to guard themselves against the deception of “Christian Rock”. C-Rock is Rock Music with lyrics that somehow mention ‘God’ or something ‘moral’; but the performers copy the music and styles of satanic rock and rollers. Many C-rockers are merely wolves in sheep clothing, who openly pay homage to “Molech” while on stage by lifting up hand salutes to the “Horned Metal God”.
THE DECEPTION OF CHRISTIAN ROCK.
When first introduced to the Church world C-rock was mostly rejected as a worldly fleshly compromise. But as Satan has progressively stripped away discernment and judgment from the Church, C-rock is being more and more accepted by the Churches. It is especially popular among the youth.
Pastors and youth leaders without wisdom and the Spirit of discernment have even promoted C-rock as a means to bring ‘youth’ into the Church. But what they are truly doing is causing their ‘youth’ to pass through the false fire of the counterfeit spirit that attends this music into the arms of Molech.
Rock music only lures worldly teenagers to more worldliness. C-Rock creates a counterfeit Christianity where the world is loved, and the ‘believer’ is left without victory over sin because they continually place themselves under the influence of sensual deceiving spirits through the music of C-rock.
C-Rockers are pseudo-Christian entertainers. They are assisting Satan by providing a bridge between Christianity and the Godless world. It is a bridge that God forbids us to cross, and one only Satan would want to make. Listen friend, any bridge between Christianity and the world is of the Devil and can ONLY lead to worldliness. There is no such thing as "Christian murder" or "Christian fornication." Likewise, there is no such thing as "Christian rock".
Remember Molech has come to take children from their mother and to make her weep. Deceived ‘Pastors’ are causing young people to move away from the pure worship of God in his Church into the false fires of a counterfeit spirit, named Molech; which will eventually lead to spiritual death.
C-Rockers are busy making proselytes around the world, but most of their proselytes are two-fold children of hell. They are never taught repentance from sins and from dead works, they are not taught both sides of the cross. Christ dying on the cross for sins is sometimes mentioned but the youth are not told that the cross is also to crucify them to the world and the world to them. So they are left half-converted worldlings that live like the rest of the world.
TRUE WORSHIP VS THE WORSHIP OF MOLECH.
True worship begins with surrender and obedience to God. If we are not willing to have Christ as Lord of our lives we cannot worship him truly. Any act of worship that is not rooted in loving surrender and obedience to Jesus Christ stinks in the nostrils of God.
When we worship God we must do so as we carry our cross, denying self and the world, and living unto the one who died for us.
During worship if there is a song sung, it must be directed toward God. More and more music is sung to entertain men, rather than to worship God. The Bible teaches us that the only way we can worship God is according to his conditions.
True worship is never a musical jam session. What youth pastors are calling worship today is nothing but a display of flesh and man worship.
Musical entertainment has no place in the house of God. Did you hear that? Musical Entertainment has no place in the worship of God. Entertainment is not worship, it is the pleasing of the flesh. Entertainers seek the applause of men; worshippers seek the face of God.
WHAT IS TRUE CHRISTIAN MUSIC
Therefore, what is Christian music?
Firstly, the words must be true to the Bible. Too many ‘worship songs’ are not true to the Bible, and you cannot worship God with a lie. It must be in truth.
Secondly, the music must not sound like or remind people of the world. The music must be secondary to the vocals. And the Rock Beat of Molech should never be present. We cannot worship God with flesh, but in SPIRIT. In my Church drums are not permitted, just as they were not permitted in the Bible days.
Thirdly, the music must honour and glorify our Lord Jesus Christ, who is the Name above every name!
Fourthly, the musicians must be so dedicated to the Lord that they will do everything possible [including dress and music style], not to attract attention to themselves or the world but to magnify our Lord Jesus. When men dress and do things to bring attention to themselves then it is flesh worship.
As you can see C-rock fails the test of true Christian music on multiple fronts. C-rockers imitate the Secular rock bands in dress and mannerism. They allow men to applaud them and women to scream their name, without rebuke. A true man of God would not accept this behavior from those he is trying to minister to.
C-Rockers seek to make riches from their music. They charge for the concerts, for their CD’s and anything else they can make a dollar on. True ministers of God will never ask for money.
C-rockers purposely imitate Secular rock music, and many instances you can not tell the difference between what is suppose to be Christian and what is not.
WHAT SHOULD WE DO?
King Josiah who served the Lord faithfully from his youth went and had the image of Molech destroyed, and he ‘defiled’ Topheth [2nd Kings 23:10] so that no man could cause his child to pass through the fire to Molech any more. This is a lesson for the true church today. The Idol of Rock and Roll must be torn down and ‘Tophet’ must be defiled. That is we must expose it for the garbage that it is, so parents will not be so swift in carrying their children to the Molech of Christian Rock any longer.
TESTIMONY FROM THE CHURCH IN RUSSIA.
Here is a testimonial cry from the Russian churches, which should drive any true believer to a painful repentance:
At one stage the persecuted Christians in Russia sent an urgent message to the Churches of America one of the most shocking and rebuking statements ever made in the two thousand year history of Christianity quote:
"For years we (Russian persecuted Christians) have suffered persecution, and now freedom is bringing another great harm to our churches. This damage is coming from the Christians in America who are sending rock music and evangelists accompanied by rock bands.
Our young people do not attend these meetings because we have all committed not to participate in secular entertainment.
This is a great burden on our hearts. Many came (from America) with Bible in hand and rock music. We are embarrassed by this image of Christianity. We do not know what words to use in urging that this be stopped. We abhor all Christian rock music coming to our country.
Rock music has nothing in common with ministry or service to God. We are very, very against Christian Americans bringing to our country this false image of ‘ministry’ to God. We need spiritual bread; please give us bread, not false cakes. It is true that rock music attracts people to the church, but not to godly living.
We were in prison for years for Christ’s sake. We were not allowed to have Christian music, but rock music was used as a weapon against us day and night to destroy our souls. We could only resist with much prayer and fasting.
Now, we have a time of more openness, and we are no longer taken to prison. However, now it is Christians from America who damage our souls. We do not allow this music in our churches, but they rent big stadiums and infect teenagers and others with their rock music.
We, the leadership and congregations of the Unregistered Union of Churches, the former Persecuted Church, have made an agreement no to allow rock music in our churches. We urge you to join with us, and we advise you to remove rock music from America, and certainly not to bring it to our own country.
Do not desecrate our teenagers with it. Even the unbelievers recognize it as unholy music, and they cannot understand how American Christians can be so much like the world. We can give you the conclusion that after Russian unbelievers have attended these rock concerts where Christ’s Word was preached, they were disappointed and disillusioned with Christianity.
We call this music from Hell. We urge all Americans to stop giving money (to send) such concerts to Russia. We want only traditional Christian music in our churches. This is the unanimous decision of all our leaders."
This statement was signed by leaders of the Underground Church in Russia, and its logic, reasons, and Bible principles are simply unanswerable to rock groups and their supporters. Think of that: poor, humble, suffering Russian Christians are severely rebuking and instructing arrogant, worldly Western Christians.
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