| WHAT'S WRONG WITH ROCK MUSIC?
Contributions by Bro. Martin
"He hath put a new song in my mouth, even praise to our God." Psalm 40:3
As Bible believing Christians, we must rebuke error when we see it [2nd Timothy 3:16 4:2].
Question: What is wrong with worldly, non Christian rock music?
1. It has ungodly themes of rebellion, drugs, sex, and demons.
2. It's musicians set an ungodly lifestyle example of deep sin.
3. Rock music is addictive as it causes the brain to release opiates.
4. The Rock beat with its uneven flow is opposite to the body's natural rhythm. e.g. da-da-da beat, stop at end of bar, and the listener subconsciously "comes to a halt" at the end of each bar.
5. The Rock beat causes "switching" to occur in the brain as it loses symmetry between left and right sides. This causes stress and it is as if a person's body can no longer distinguish what is beneficial and what is harmful. The body actually chooses that which is destructive over that which is therapeutic. Turning down the volume won't help. (Have you noticed the peace you feel from listening to the old hymns, isnít present in rock?).
6. All Rock Music originates from the Devil. David Bowie rock star says: "Rock has always been the devil's music." Little Richard says: "I believe this kind of music is demonic."
Just asked yourself: When you served the devil, before you became a Christian what type of music did you listen to?
7. Rock music contains many clear back masked and subliminal messages.
SATANIC LIES USED TO JUSTIFY ROCK MUSIC
Satan's #1 lie about rock is "Music is neutral".
Answer: Neutral music does not drive away demons, but David's music did drive away King Saul's demons. I Samuel 16:14-23.
There is no such thing as neutral music. Music stems from one of two places, the carnal flesh (Which is controlled by Satan and is the enemy of GOD) or the converted heart (Which is controlled by GODíS Spirit). To which are you sowing? Galatians 6:8
Music of the flesh quenches the holy Spirit; the same way the holy music of David quenched the power of Satan.
Lie 2: "Only the words matter"
Answer: If you take Jesus Christ or the Bible out of the C-rock music, it's no more Christian than worldly rock music. Christian music by definition is about Jesus Christ, not about dope, abortion, starvation or self-esteem. Ephesians 5:19 says that we are "Singing and making melody .. to the Lord", not to people.
Lie 3: " No music is intrinsically evil".
Answer: What about the heavy metal bands that openly praise Satan? The worship of Satan is SIN.
What about rock music that preaches drug taking, sexual promiscuity, rebellion, occultism, eastern religions, and new age values? To encourage such things is sin!!!
Matthew 18:6 But whoso shall offend (Entice to sin) one of these little ones which believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea.
Lie 4: Rock is just another type of normal music.
Answer: Seidel, a concert pianist and 25 year Christian music expert states that: "True godly music, will be composed of three elements - all in perfect balance with each other. They are: MELODY, HARMONY, and RHYTHM. Rock "music" has no melody - only fragments of melody endlessly repeated. Since there is no true melody , there is no real harmony. There is only rhythm and rhythm in and of itself is not music." Rock ends with a crash or long fade-out, with no resolution. It cannot truly be considered music PERIOD!
Lie 5: Rock musicís rhythm doesn't hurt anybody.
Answer: The rhythm (not the words) of rock music caused brain damage to laboratory animals, and killed laboratory plants. It's backbeats and breakbeats swamp, consume and dominate the listener with hypnotic power. It's high pitched human and electronic screams give musical chaos. True music has loud and soft intensity. Rock music's intensity is as loud as possible (190db), for as long as possible.
In I Kings 19:11,12 the Lord was not in the strong wind, nor in the earthquake, nor in the fire, but in "a still, small voice." Not like rock music.
Lie 6: In order to reach the lost, we must pre evangelize with Christian rock music. C-Rockers say "Jesus Christ rocks".
Answer: C-rock confuses, pollutes and deceives the next generation of the body of Christ. C-rock makes a vulgar image of God, glorifies self, and makes God in man's own rebellious image. All forms of Rock invite demonic influences into the listener.
"The combination of sound, rhythm, colour and movement can be used to attract demonic spirits into people" Ė Satanist Alistair Crowley.
Lie 7: It is alright to copy the world. C-rock copies the world. ALL ROCK is of the world.
John 15:18 "If the world hates you, ye know it hated me..."
Rock devotees feel secure in saying that there is no Scripture saying "Thou shalt not listen of rock". Answer: There is no verse that says "Don't beat your wife" either. But what does the Bible says about loving this World?
Consider these verses against rock:
I John 2:15,16 "Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world ,the love of the Father is not in him."
Rock looks like, and is worldly. When Rock or C-Rock stars wear skin tight spandex, teased long hair, use smoke bombs, and strobe lights, this is the lust of the eyes, the lust of the flesh, and the pride of life. If you can't see this, you are in deep bondage to the flesh.
James 4:4 ".. a friend of the world is the enemy of God".
CCM stars look and act like the world. CCM music and lyrics are like the world. Therefore C-rock stars learned from secular rock stars years ago.
I Corinthians 10:20 "I would not that ye should have fellowship with devils."
Rock and C-rock contains demon messages backmasked praising Satan.
2nd Corinthians 6:14 "What fellowship has righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion has light with darkness ?"
Ephesians 5:11 "Have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness but rather reprove them. For it is a shame (sin guilt shame) even to speak of those things which are done of them in secret".
To listen to Rock is to fellowships with worldly darkness.
Lie 8:There's nothing wrong with rock bands in a church.
Answer: "They (the priests) have put no difference between the holy and profane, neither have they showed a difference between the unclean and the clean." Ezekiel 22:29
There's supposed to be a difference between holy and profane (godless), clean and unclean, but Christian-rock tries to erase that line.
Numbers 21:1-9 applies to C-rock. God's people loathed God's provision of manna. The things of God weren't good enough for them. They wanted the things they had when they were back in bondage in Egypt. Today, for some Christians, old fashioned, traditional Christian music isn't good enough any more. Some believers long for the same old garbage that they had back in their unsaved , "bondage to sin" days.
II Corinthians 6:17 "Come out from among them and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing" Nothing is filthier than rock music.
Parents, if you've been wondering where all that rebellion in your kids has been coming from lately, then check this review of CCM "brides", "Live to die": "This release is chock full of straight ahead, full throttle grinding and pounding. It's the type of sound your parents will hate". CCM Magazine Sept. 1988
This is compromise with the world, and breaking the fifth commandment.
Four clear facts of Rock and C-rock are: 1. It's not based on the Bible 2. It is opposed to the Bible 3. It wants nothing to do with the Bible 4. It promotes worldliness (Rebellion and Carnality).