Contemporary Christian Music,
The Church Of Rome, And The New World Order
“For the LORD is good; his mercy is everlasting; and his truth endureth to all generations” - Psalms 100:5 (KJV). Amen. The Lord be praised for the truth He makes available to all of those who have a searching heart. In this message, we are going to take another look into the spiritual dynamics of the very successful musical movement known as rock n’ roll. This is a subject that is close to my heart, because before I made a complete surrender of to my life to Jesus Christ, I gave a decade of listening adulation to many of the hard rock bands promoted by the secular radio and recording industries.
In our last message we examined the underpinnings of secular rock music, and one band in particular, in Musick, Magick, And Mayhem: Led Zeppelin’s Rock n’ Roll Deal With The Devil. In the first half of that message we looked at the history and roots of rock. In this message we take another look at the roots of rock, and the man who did more than any other to bring about the “paradigm shift” in the values of our culture. His name is Aleister Crowley. We will take look at Crowley, and see a man who set a goal of overthrowing Christianity, who was used greatly to bring about revolution by causing change in the way people think, act, and re-act. One way this happens is through a process of desensitization:
de·sen·si·tize 1: to make (a sensitized or hypersensitive individual) insensitive or nonreactive to a sensitizing agent 2: to make emotionally insensitive or callous; specifically: to extinguish an emotional [or moral] response (as of fear, anxiety, or guilt) to stimuli that formerly induced it.
The Communist regime that governed the former Soviet Union used an infiltration strategy to take over foreign nations. A former agent of the KGB gave witness that he and his fellow agents utilized propaganda to take over entire nations* (1). This is a proven method, which was done in these four steps: 1) Demoralize. 2) Destabilize. 3) Cause rebellion. 4) Take over. In step #1, the Communists pumped in the propaganda that they wanted the people to accept. In step #2, they used their message to create relatively mild unrest and dissatisfaction among the people. They caused them to become dissatisfied with the “status quo”. In step #3, they incited the people to flagrant rebellion. And in step #4, they moved in and took over the government, and the people themselves. What allowed this operation to go unnoticed by the average person is that step #1 often took more than 20 years! It was achieved by putting the message in front of the people over and over and over again. In the beginning the people reject the message because it is obviously too radical for them, and goes against their moral values. But as the message stays in front of the people over a long period of time, they begin to gradually and subtlely shift in the beliefs and moral values. What is frightening about this operation is that after the people are exposed to the propaganda for so many years, they don’t even see that they have changed their beliefs and values over the course of time. They are no longer shocked or alarmed or see any danger in the new mindset they have embraced. And that’s because the change was so slow, and so subtle. They can’t see that they think and act differently than in the past. This desensitization and “brainwashing” technique isn’t just used in atheistic Communist takeovers. There are other “agents” that achieve success by this same method. These agents are not working in foreign countries. They are among us. They are here, and through various media have changed the thinking of our modern culture.
We as well as our children are surrounded by pornographic images and the practice of casual sex, violent crime, and vices of every sort (like booming sales of illegal drugs and alcohol). And much of this shift in morality has been achieved through the popular music that affects our everyday lives.
Aleister Crowley: Black Magician Of The New World Order
Rock n’ roll was designed for teens and young people. So it should come as no surprise that every year since the 1960s, millions of youth are enamored with rock music and rock musicians. It was during the 1960s that a new wave of social unrest commenced among the youth. Fueled by resistance to the “establishment” and the “Vietnam War” (search for peace), this new “consciousness”, through drug use and embracing of openness in sexual expression, unfolded in America. This has come to be known as the “hippie counter-culture” movement. In July 1967 Time magazine gave the guidelines of the hippie code: “Do your own thing, wherever you have to do it and whenever you want. Drop out. Leave society as you have known it. Leave it utterly. Blow the mind of every straight person you can reach. Turn them on, if not to drugs, then to beauty, love [hippie euphemism for sex], honesty, fun”* (2). Likewise, a motto that came about through the hippie culture is “If it feels good, do it.” Hippies found support for their ideals of love and peace, but were also criticized for their anti-work, pro-drug, and permissive ethos”* (3). What is not widely known is that the 20th Century’s chief Satanist, sodomite, and drug fiend Aleister Crowley fueled the fire for the hippie counter-culture and moral rebellion of the 1960s. Aleister Crowley (1875-1947) was born Alexander Edward “Aleister” Crowley, to parents who were of the Plymouth Brethren, an offshoot of the Church Of England. When Aleister was young, his father would teach him the Bible and also take him along when he had preaching engagements. Crowley’s earliest aspiration in life was to become a Crusader for Christ, like his father* (4). Oddly enough, though, he identified with God’s enemies in the Bible, especially those found in the Book of Revelation. Crowley acknowledged this in The Confessions Of Aleister Crowley, which he wrote in the third person:
“The Christianity in his home was entirely pleasant to him, and yet his sympathies were with the opponents of heaven. He suspects obscurely that this was partly an instinctive love of terrors. The Elders and the harps seemed tame. He preferred the Dragon (Satan), the False Prophet, the Beast and the Scarlet Woman, as being more exciting. He reveled in descriptions of torment. One may suspect, moreover, a strain of congenital masochism. He liked to imagine himself in agony; in particular, he liked to identify himself with the Beast whose number is the number of a man, six hundred and threescore six”* (5).
Crowley sought to achieve the death of Christianity and free men from all restrictions. He wrote:
“I say today: to hell with Christianity, Rationalism, Buddhism, and all the lumber of the centuries. I bring you a positive and primal fact, Magick by name: and with this I will build me a new Heaven and a new Earth. I want none of your faint approval or faint dispraise. I want blasphemy, murder, rape, revolution, anything, bad or good, but strong”* (6).
During his stay in Egypt in 1904, Crowley wrote his most important book, the “bible” of his works, The Book Of The Law. The Book Of The Law contains Crowley’s religious philosophy and teaching, the central tenets being, “Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the law”, and “Love is the law, love under will.” This basically is a call to exercise one’s "true will" (do what you want to do) in order to find “heaven’s” purpose for your life. It sounds good in some respects, but Crowley claimed it was Aiwass – and later revealed that it was Satan – who gave him the contents of The Book Of The Law and his “Law of Thelema” (“thelema” is Greek for “will”).
Crowley’s “Do what thou wilt” became the hippie cry of “Do your own thing”. English occult researcher Aron Paramor commented on the aims of Crowley, saying, “The thing about Crowley was doing everything to absolute excess, pushing yourself to the absolute limit, so you at least know where your limits are – so if you do something that’s depraved you do something that’s extremely depraved – that even you feel disgusted at, and then try to learn to enjoy it”* (7). Crowley did not merely seek personal power but he gained satisfaction by blaspheming God through his acts of debauchery and witchcraft. Among the abominable practices of Crowley and the disciples of Thelema were homosexuality, pedophelia* (8), bestiality* (9), and human sacrifice* (10). When Crowley and his disciple were deported from their “Abbey Of Themela” in Sicily for such acts, the English press dubbed Crowley “The Wickedest Man In The World”. After this Crowley set his sights on America, having perceived she was ready for a social revolution. Crowley laid the foundation for our society’s plunge into the same moral abyss (including homosexuality and pedophelia) that resulted in the implosion of the once world-ruling Greek and Roman empires. Crowley didn’t hide what he did. He was the forerunner of the hippie goal to “blow the mind…[shock] every straight person you can…” Crowley employed “sex magick” and orgies (ritualistic sexual offerings to Satan) as a means to worship Satan and bring about his life’s goal. He wrote, “That religion they call Christianity; the devil they honour they call God. I accept these definitions, as a poet must do, if he is to be at all intelligible to his age, and it is their God and their religion that I hate and will destroy”* (11).
In the upside-down Crowleyan (Satanic) mindset, when the word love is used, it largely means sex (no longer meaning that love is without conditions, and gives; but it is really lust, in that it just takes). This opened the door for the sexual freedom and tolerance of the hippies and the concept of “free love” (love = sex). The loss or respect for authority and morality – especially the acceptance of sexual promiscuity was largely fostered by Aleister Crowley and continues until this day. Crowley was a person who perceived that most magicians (witches) were merely playing with “magick” (he liked to add the “k” in the spelling of the word). Crowley despised and hated everything that represented God. This was the source of his ambition. He wrote:
“…I was not content to believe in a personal devil and serve him, in the ordinary sense of the word. I wanted to get hold of him personally and be his chief of staff* (12).
Rock And Roll Rebellion
An internet search for Crowley produced a quote from a particular rock musician, saying that Aleister Crowley has influenced EVERY ROCK BAND THAT HAS EVER BEEN! That’s a strong statement, and something that should be taken into account when we look at rock music. Crowley worked hard at his rebellion against the character and laws of God. Crowley was a rebel with a cause, in that he thumbed his nose at God Almighty. His “Great Work” (to lead people into union with Satan) did much to bring about the rock sound and its surrounding lifestyle to “civilized” societies. Crowley’s demented and diabolical goal was to seduce generations of young people to defy social order and the established authority and mores. Rock is rebellion, therefore rock is witchcraft:
“For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry…” - 1 Samuel 15:23 (KJV).
This verse of truth tells us that rebellion is witchcraft – in the general sense – but rock is also a result of focused witchcraft, or “black magic”, which draws on demonic power like so many Satan worshippers do and which master Satanist Crowley did. There is ample evident to show Crowley’s involvement in black magic. It can even be found in his own words:
“‘They say you’re a black magician.’ ‘Very well. But I’m a bloody great one’”* (13).
Following the death of Crowley’s father, Edward, he became increasingly rebellious, and sometimes when his mother became distraught with him, she referred to him as “The Beast”. Crowley seemed to think well of this, and used the title to refer to himself. “The Beast – 666” which is a Biblical reference to the AntiChrist “…whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming” - 2 Thessalonians 2:8 (KJV).
“And he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme his name, and his tabernacle, and them that dwell in heaven...Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six” - Revelation 13:6, 18 (KJV).
Crowley believed that his number was 666, and before this writing is concluded, the reader shall have insight into the identity of “AntiChrist” – “Six hundred threescore and six” – as we count the number of the beast. At the time Crowley was given The Book Of The Law, he was told that he was chosen to usher in the “Aeon of Horus” (Horus is the “child” god in Satan’s counterfeit Egyptian “trinity” – Osiris, Isis, and Horus – having the head of a hawk and the body of a man). The Aeon of Horus was to represent the end of the Aeon of the “dying God” (Jesus Christ), and the reign of the “sun god” (Horus/Satan) for the final 2,000 years – or last third – of human history *(14). Although Crowley was not the AntiChrist, the “magick” (witchcraft) that he performed during his lifetime brought untold evil into our planet, doing much to set the stage for Satan to be worshipped by reigning over the earth through the AntiChrist. The hippie movement produced a song called the “Age of Aquarius” (a euphemism for the Aeon of Horus or The Beast) whereby we see the world turn to the service of witchcraft, AntiChrist, and Satan (read more on Crowley’s magic at Musick, Magick, And Mayhem: Led Zeppelin’s Rock n’ Roll Deal With The Devil).
Age Of The AntiChrist
In 1967 the first production of the American musical Hair: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical was performed and became a Broadway hit the following year. Hair was inspired by the Hippie Movement, which featured the theme song “Aquarius”:
Line 1 When the moon is in the Seventh House
Line 2 And Jupiter aligns with Mars
Line 3 Then peace will guide the planets
Line 4 And love will steer the stars
This is the dawning of the Age of Aquarius
The Age of Aquarius
Line 5 Harmony and understanding
Line 6 Sympathy and trust abounding
Line 7 No more falsehoods or derisions
Line 8 Golden living dreams of visions
Line 9 Mystic crystal revelation
Line 10 And the mind's true liberation
Line 11 Aquarius! Aquarius!
The “peace” (line 3) and “harmony” (line 5) mentioned in this song is a unity under “the beast” (power and illusion of Satan), and this unity comes at the expense of truth, a life devoted to walking with God. The unity that is being promoted in “Aquarius” is a deceitful peace and unity of the “New Age”:
“For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night. For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction a cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape” - 1 Thessalonians 5:2-3 (KJV).
“I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth” - 3 John 1:4 (KJV).
The “love” (line 4) mentioned in this song is likewise a selfish, self-seeking, and false “love” that, again, seeks “love” at the expense of truth. This is false love, and a work of the flesh, and therefore seeks to remain in a place of comfort through the rejection of Jesus. It takes the crooked path of man’s own ways, understanding, and desires. This “love” is really lust that takes for itself. Conversely, the “charity” (love) spoken of in the King James Bible teaches us about the love that gives:
“Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up, Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil… Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others” - 1 Corinthians 13:4-5; Philippians 2:4 (KJV).
The “sympathy and trust” alluded to (line 6) is humanism, that of trusting in selfish and fallible man. The offer of “No more falsehoods” (line 7) comes from none other than Satan and his agents who desire to deceive mankind into taking a path that is alternate to God’s plan of salvation through Jesus Christ. The “golden visions” (line 8) is a reminder of “The Order Of The Golden Dawn” that Aleister Crowley participated in, as he looked for Satan to be the “dawn” and light of a new aeon in time of “mystic revelation” (line 9). Mysticism is “divination” – the use of physical objects for the purpose of getting in touch with the “divine” (demons). “Mind’s true liberation” (line 10) is equivalent to Crowley’s goal of releasing man from all restraint, that he can do whatever he wants to do, as in “Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the law…love is the law.” (Doing whatever you want with no moral restraint is no law, it’s just anarchy.)
“Owe no man any thing, but to love one another: for he that loveth another hath fulfilled the law. For this, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not kill, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness, Thou shalt not covet; and if there be any other commandment, it is briefly comprehended in this saying, namely, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. Love worketh no ill to his neighbour: therefore love is the fulfilling of the law” - Romans 13:8-10 (KJV).
The message of “Aquarius” – and the rest of the music from Hair – was geared toward acquainting the young generation with the ideals of the “One World Government” under the AntiChrist of Revelation. “AntiChrist” is derived from the Greek word Antichristos. When the word is broken down, it is “Anti” (“against”, or “in place of”) and “Christos” (Christ). It indicates that ”the AntiChrist” is an imposter of Christ – ultimate counterfeit Christ who deceives all nations, causing them to worship him:
“And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world” - Revelation 13:8 (KJV).
The Bible tells us the AntiChrist is soon to arise on the world’s stage - the person of AntiChrist - but we would do well to understand that the spirit of the AntiChrist is not on the way. It is here now:
“I have not written unto you because ye know not the truth, but because ye know it, and that no lie is of the truth. Who is a liar but denieth that Jesus is the Christ? He is an antichrist, that denieth the Father and the Son”- 1 John 2:21-22 (KJV).
The Bible tells us that an antiChrist is any person who denies Jesus Christ. This speaks of more than a verbal denial that Jesus is not the Christ. This speaks of denying Jesus through our actions, meaning disobedience to any command that God gives His child. This is how a person that has come to know Christ takes on the spirit of antiChrist. It happens when a Christian walks after the flesh, and not after the Spirit (read more on the spirit of antiChrist in Christians Who Make God A Liar, and witchcraft in rock music in the comic book Spellbound? @ http://www.fmh-child.org).
Clean Hands And A Pure Heart
“Who shall ascend into the hill of the LORD? or who shall stand in his holy place? He that hath CLEAN HANDS, and a PURE HEART…” - Psalms 24:3-4 (KJV).
This is important with respect to the millions of people that follow after rock n’ roll and every other secular forms of music. That's because it is not necessary to take a PHYSICAL “mark” to signify allegiance to Satan. By living a life of SELF-INDULGENCE through SEX, DRUGS, AND ROCK n’ ROLL (ETC.), most people are taking on the SPIRITUAL “mark” of SATAN RIGHT NOW!
“Howbeit that was not first which is spiritual, but that which is natural; and afterward that which is spiritual…And they worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the beast…” - 1 Corinthians 15:46; Revelation 13:4 (KJV).
This is happening because many who name the name of Jesus fail to appreciate the importance of having “clean hands and a pure heart.” By not allowing themselves to be led by the Spirit of God they are taking on the “Mark of the Beast” (read more on “the Mark” at “666” - The Mark Of The Beast @ http://www.fmh-child.org and read/hear about the necessity of total obedience to God versus being under a supernatural delusion read The Red Dragon @ http://www.fellowshipofthemartyrs.com/red_dragon.htm).
During the time the Bible was written, the nation of Israel faced many enemies. Throughout history God provided for them to face the formidable armies and conspiracies that sought to destroy them on every side. At times individuals, or the nation of Israel as a whole, were found walking after the flesh (disobeying the Lord), but God was (and will always be) faithful to intervene on their behalf, that the nation would be saved from utter destruction. He must – because He must fulfill His ancient promise to save His “chosen people”.
Ancient Israel faced an enemy that was harder to see than a mighty military machine. It was an enemy that was sneakier and more subtle than that. “Accursed” objects and practices were found in Israel’s midst Due to the heathen nations that they associated with. This is false religion and idolatry that Israel fell into over and over again. Yet idolatry can occur without having a physical idol of stone to bow down to. Idol worship takes place whenever a person becomes attached to anything in life that they are unwilling to give (surrender) to God. It’s easy to recognize a statue of stone (idol) that a person bows down to, it’s the idols in the heart (like an unhealthy soul-tie to another person, or an attachment to fleshly, ungodly music) that are harder to spot. Either way, this constitutes IDOLATRY that is condemned in the Bible because it is rebellion against the “great commandment”:
“Thou shalt have no other gods before me…Hear, O Israel; The Lord our God is one Lord: And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment” - Exodus 20:3; Mark 12:30 (KJV).
In the song “Aquarius”, a new age and a New World Order are being heralded, that brings a promise of peace through unity: “Then peace will guide the planets, and love will steer the stars”. The Bible predicts that all who dwell on the earth shall worship “the beast” (Revelation 13:8). So as part of the New World Order, we shall have a “One World” religion – all men have the same “faith” and the same god.
In recent decades the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ has been much involved in an ECUMENICAL MOVEMENT. Merriam-Webster Online defines the word “ECUMENICAL” as 1. WORLDWIDE or general in extent, influence, or application” and 2a: “of, relating to, or representing the whole of a body of churches b: Promoting or tending toward worldwide Christian UNITY or cooperation” (read about how the Charismatic Movement has been used of the devil to destroy Protestantism in Jack Chick’s comic book Double Cross @ http://www.fmh-child.org/DoubleCross.html).
Hours after American forces made an invasion of Iraq to oust Saddam Hussein during the first Gulf War, President Bush (Sr.) spoke of the coming “New World Order”. The following is an excerpt from his speech before the Joint Session of Congress:
“Now, we can see a new world coming into view. A world in which there is the very real prospect of a new world order…Even the new world order cannot guarantee an era of perpetual peace. But enduring peace must be our mission…” - George H. W. Bush, January 16, 1991
In this manner all nations come together in a world comm-unity. A few years ago I sent a church leader a message called “The Roman Catholic Curse In The Passion Of The Christ” (http://www.fmh-child.org). Brother Jesse “bristled” a bit after reading it, since he was raised Roman Catholic. That’s when I prayed, “Is the Roman Catholic Church the “One World” religion? And then the Lord reminded me that CATHOLIC means UNIVERSAL, or UNI. “UNI” means “ONE”. The Roman Catholic Church – headed by the Vatican – is the “overseer” of ONE World religion!
In ancient days there was a time when the world was of one language, and a desire for one comm-unity:
“And the whole earth was of one language, and of one speech. And it came to pass, as they journeyed from the east, that they found a plain in the land of Shinar; and they dwelt there. And they said one to another, Go to, let us make brick, and burn them thoroughly. And they had brick for stone, and slime had they for morter. And they said, Go to, let us build us a city and a tower, whose top may reach unto heaven; and let us make us a name, lest we be scattered abroad upon the face of the whole earth” - Genesis 11:1-4 (KJV).
This tower was being constructed by Noah’s children’s children, the descendents of the survivors of the great flood (Genesis 7 gives the account of all of the inhabitants of the earth being destroyed by the flood, except the eight members of Noah’s family). God repented that He had made man, because “ …GOD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually” (Genesis 6:5). Noah had a grandson named Nimrod, whose parents were Cush and Semiramis.
“And Cush begat Nimrod: he began to be a mighty one in the earth. He was a mighty hunter before the Lord: wherefore it is said, even as Nimrod the mighty hunter before the Lord. And the beginning of his kingdom was Babel…” - Genesis 10:8-10 (KJV).
After Nimrod’s father died, Nimrod married Semiramis, HIS OWN MOTHER! Historically he was called “the husband of his mother”* (15). Nimrod became the king of Babylon and Semiramis the queen. Nimrod was eventually killed by an enemy. His body was cut in pieces and sent to various parts of his kingdom. Semiramis had all of the parts gathered, except for one part that could not be found. That missing part was his reproductive organ. Semiramis had a baby, and claimed that Nimrod had been reborn in her child, Tammuz. The “ascended” Nimrod was to be called “Baal”, the sun god (also known in Egypt as “Isis” and “Horus”). She proclaimed that Baal (Nimrod, reborn) would be present on earth in the form of a flame, whether candle or lamp, when used in worship.
Confessionals and celibacy for priests also began here. Semiramis was the founder the pagan religion of ancient Babylon. Semiramis claimed that she was immaculately conceived. She taught that the moon was a goddess that went through a 28-day cycle and ovulated when full. She further claimed that she came down from the moon in a giant moon egg that fell into the Euphrates River. This was to have happened at the time of the first full moon after the spring equinox. Semiramis took on the name Ishtar (pronounced “Easter”), and made herself a goddess: the “Queen of Heaven”. This was the beginning of the Babylonian MYSTERY religion.
Semiramis claimed that Tammuz was immaculately conceived by becoming pregnant from the rays of the sun-god, Baal* (16). Ishtar was worshipped as the “Mother of God”, and Queen Semiramis told the people that Tammuz was now ascended to his father, Baal (Nimrod), and that the two of them would be with the worshippers in the sacred candle or lamp flame as Father, Son and Spirit (made up of the Satanic “trinity” of Baal, Ishtar, and Tammuz). This is the basic makeup of the Babylonian mystery religion. The “mystery” was performed by priests who led the people to worship their SUN GOD by providing a circular shaped “cookie” which they could EAT! The cookie represented the sun. This is sun worship, and the mystery religion of Babylon is carried into present day through the circular shaped “cookie god”. This is the false Jesus of modern Roman SUN WORSHIP. The Babylonian mystery religion spread throughout the world, and just like in Nimrod’s day, the present day mystery religion of Rome holds the people in bondage, because if they do not submit and obey the commandments and pronouncements of the “Church”, they are left without the only saving sacrament of their idol god which they must eat. This pagan religion of ancient Babylon has just been repackaged and dressed to look like Christianity. Now the priests of the Roman Church continue to perform the “mystery” of sun worship. This is the apostate (harlot) church, which is also called to be the “revived Roman Empire” (read more about the Babylonian obelisque which honors Nimrod and is seen in front of the Vatican and the U. S. Capitol Building in the comic book The Godfathers @ http://www.fmh-child.org/Godfathers.html).
The wine and wafer in Romanism are representative of Christ’s blood and flesh. This is promoted and practiced openly by the Roman Catholic Church. The Mass represents the whole “body, soul, and divinity” of Jesus. But behind closed doors at the top levels of the Roman Catholic hierarchy, Satanic rituals like the Black Mass are conducted, where witches and “priests” of modern-day Babylon sacrifice and partake of human flesh and blood: vampirism and cannibalism* (17). Satanists often kill their victims in torturous ceremony, which sends ENDORPHINS from the brain into the blood that gives the “kick” to the “vampire”. Endorphins are 1000 times more potent than any plant opiates* (17). Transubstantiation (turning the wine and bread into blood and flesh) is like “training wheels” for a priest – the 1st step in becoming a practicing vampire and advancing servant of Satan. The priest of Rome is given the “power” to make all the “blood” he will need to feed on! Read more about this in the “sermonet” Vampires In The Church, the comic book The Broken Cross, and the testimony of former Illuminati York intiate “Svali” who witnessed a child sacrifice sacrifice in the catacombs beneath the Vatican* (18). A black altar that brings to mind the one that Sister Svali spoke of seeing used in the Vatican ceremonial sacrifice can be seen in the UN Meditation Room run by Lucis Trust (formerly Lucifer Trust, but the name was changed because of people protesting)* (19).
The Georgia Guidestones And Dragon Worship
“No one will enter the New World Order unless he or she will make a pledge to worship Lucifer. No one will enter the New Age unless he will take a LUCIFERIAN Initiation.” - David Spangler, Director of Planetary Initiative, United Nations
“The United Nation’s goal is to reduce population selectively by encouraging abortion, forced sterilization, and control human reproduction, and [it] regards two-thirds of the human population as excess baggage, with 350,000 people TO BE ELIMIMATED per day.” - Jacques Cousteau, UNESCO Courier (November 1991)
Below are the ten commandments of the Illuminati (“illuminated ones”) and the New World Order, chiseled out of the granite stones and erected atop one of the highest hilltops in Elbert County, Georgia. The Georgia Guidestones resemble the pattern of Stonehenge in England – an altar used in human sacrifices by the Druids – and could likewise be used to accomplish human population reduction in America (see the article @ http://www.radioliberty.com/stones.htm).
The “New Age” Message Of The GEORGIA GUIDESTONES
1. Maintain humanity under 500,000,000 in perpetual balance with nature.
2. Guide reproduction wisely - improving fitness and diversity.
3. Unite humanity with a living new language.
4. Rule passion - faith - tradition - and all things with tempered reason.
5. Protect people and nations with fair laws and just courts.
6. Let all nations rule internally resolving external disputes in a world court.
7. Avoid petty laws and useless officials.
8. Balance personal rights with social duties.
9. Prize truth - beauty - love - seeking harmony with the infinite.
10. Be not a cancer on the earth - Leave room for nature – Leave room for nature.
Adopting the attitude that over 2/3 of the human population should be eliminated for the environment’s sake (instead of people of the world having the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness) is simply black hearted and Satanic. Chilling as it is, this is the scheme of the global elite. The masses of humanity are but faceless, generic “excess baggage” that should be herded like cattle and subjected to human sacrifice in worship to Giai (Mother Earth – Mother Nature) is plain cruelity, an inhuman ploy birthed in the devil’s cauldron. But God in his mercy shall use “One World” tyranny to give stubborn humanity another chance to “bow the knee” in submission to the True God, Jesus Christ. (Read about the Georgia Guillotine that is prepared to deal with “excess baggage” @ http://www.theforbiddenknowledge.com/hardtruth/newworldindex.htm and an article about the “One World” agenda of the modern Olympic Games in Who’s Guiding The Olympic Vision? @ http://www.newswithviews.com/BeritKjos/kjos92.htm.)
The Name Lucifer
Speaking of Luciferian worship, the name “Lucifer” in the Bible comes from the Latin words “lucis” (light) and “fero” (bring). The Hebrew word that Lucifer is translated from is “heylel”:
From H1984 (in the sense of brightness); the morning star: - lucifer.
The Hebrew “heylel” can be translated different ways, but what may come as a shock to the reader is that the word is translated “morning star” – or “day star” – just like the Greek word “phosphoros”, one of the titles of Jesus Christ found in the Book of Revelation:
From G5457 and G5342; light bearing (“phosphorus”), that is, (specifically) the morning star (figuratively): - day star.
To get a understanding on this, the following from Fausset’s Bible Dictionary will shed some “light” on this subject:
Lucifer: "light bringer", "the morning star": Isa 14:12 (helel, "spreading brightness".) Symbol of the once bright but now fallen king of Babylon. The title belongs of right to Christ (Rev 22:16), therefore about to be assumed by antichrist, of whom Babylon is type and mystical Babylon the forerunner (Rev 17:4-5). The language is primarily drawn from that of Satan himself, the spirit that energized the pagan world power Babylon, that now energizes the apostate church, and shall at last energize the last secular antichrist (the fourth kingdom little horn) and his champion, the false prophet (the third kingdom little horn), the harlot's successor, who shall oppress Israel, as the fourth kingdom little horn oppresses the Gentile world: Dan 7:8-26 (Chaldee); Dan 8:9-11 (Hebrew); Rev 13:4; Rev 16:13-14; 2Th 2:9. "Lucifer" is thus naturally applied to Satan (Luk 10:18; Rev 12:8-9; Jud 1:6). Jesus saith, "I will give him that overcometh [the world, the flesh, and the devil] the morning star", i.e. Myself (Rev 2:28; Rev 22:16); reflecting My brightness, he shall shine like Me "the morning star," sharing My kingly glory of which a star is the symbol (Num 24:17; Mat 2:2).
Count The Number Of The Beast
As promised in this message, the number “Six hundred threescore and six” (666) is insight provided by God in the Bible as a way to “ID” the “AntiChrist”. In Revelation 13:1 the Bible tells us of “a beast” rising up out of the sea “having seven heads and ten horns…” and in Revelation 13:11 “another beast” coming up out of the earth “having two horns as a lamb, and speaking as a dragon…” While the beast represents ten kingdoms, “the beast” also points to “666”, which is “the number of a man”.
The following is a breakdown of the number, as given in Brother Ian Paisley’s booklet, The Pope Is The AntiChrist (http://www.ianpaisley.org/antichrist.asp):
Behold upon his [the Pope’s] tiara these Latin words carefully preserved down through the ages.
“VICARIVS FILII DEI” (Vicar of God)
“Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six.” - Revelation 13:18 (KJV).
Now certain Roman characters have numerical values.
I=1; V=5; X=10; L=50; C=100; D=500.
Now let us count the number of the man at the Vatican. God has told us to do it.
|V = 5||F = --||D = 500||-|
|I = 1||I = 1||E = --||-|
|C = 100||L = 50||I = 1||-|
|A = --||I = 1||-||-|
|R = --||I = 1||-||-|
|I = 1||-||-||-|
|V = 5||-||-||-|
|S = --||-||-||-|
|112 +||53 +||501 =||666|
So the numerical value of the Pope's title on his golden crown at his public coronation, namely 'VICARIVS FILII DEI' is that remarkable number 666.
The pope is the Antichrist (the Beast "666"). It is clearly demonstrated from HISTORY, SCRIPTURE, AND FROM HIS OWN LIPS.
All Roads Lead To Rome
The Lord has “fingered” the AntiChrist for us! The Church of Rome is an Empire with its own ruler, its own laws, and its own subjects. During the “Dark Ages”, Rome ruled kings and emperors, who feared and bowed down in submission to her power. She is looking to rule the world once again and have all the people under one flag. And the Bible predicts with precision what the end of days shall bring.
The Church Of Rome is held up by the Vatican, not as a “Sister” church to others but as the “MOTHER” of ALL churches:
“It must always be clear, when the expression SISTER churches is used in this proper sense that the one, holy, catholic and apostolic universal church is not sister but MOTHER of all the particular churches.” - Joseph Ratzinger and Tarcisio Bertone, (Note on the Expression Sister Churches, SDB, June, 30 2000)
“And upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH” - Revelation 17:5 (KJV).
Apostles Of Pop/Rock
The Charismatic Movement is an ecumenical movement, and works in part through the powerful tool of music (excerpt of CCM And Rome @ http://www.wayoflife.org/fbns/contemporarychristian.htm):
The very popular John Michael Talbot is a Roman Catholic who prays to Mary and believes in dreams and other forms of extra-biblical revelation. He became a lay “brother” in the order of Secular Franciscans in 1979 and lives in Little Portion Hermitage in Eureka Springs, Arkansas. This is the home of the Brothers and Sisters of Charity, “an integrated monastic community of families, celibates and singles” founded by Talbot. It is formally recognized by the Catholic Church as a “Public Association of the Faithful.” In his book Simplicity, Talbot stated: “Personally, I have found praying the Rosary to be one of the most powerful tools I possess in obtaining simple, childlike meditation on the life of Jesus Christ.” The Rosary is largely a prayer to Mary as the Queen of Heaven. In 1984 Talbot said: “I am also feeling the presence of Mary becoming important in my life...I feel that she really does love me and intercedes to God on my behalf” (Contemporary Christian Music Magazine, November 1984, p. 47).
Michael W. Smith performed at the Catholic-sponsored World Youth Day in Denver, Colorado, in 1993. Smith performed with Catholic Kathy Troccoli at a concert in November 1985 in Tampa, Florida. The concert was sponsored by Youth for Christ and the First Assembly of God of Clearwater, Florida (St. Petersburg Times, Florida, Religious Section, Nov. 9, 1985, p. 3). Smith also wrote the foreword to Brennan Manning’s The Ragamuffin Gospel, which is published by Multnomah Press. Manning is a Roman Catholic who attends mass daily.
Smith and Amy Grant are among the CCM artists who have had interviews published in the Roman Catholic youth magazine YOU (The Fundamentalist Digest, May-June 1992). Kathy Troccoli was the backup singer for Amy Grant before she began her own recording career in 1982. In 1994 the Catholic St. John’s University gave its highest award, the Pax Christi, to Grant (Houston Chronicle, May 7, 1994). Pax Christi is the radical International Catholic Peace Movement.
Kathy Troccoli has been nominated five times as the Gospel Music Association female vocalist of the year. Her 1995 album, Sounds of Heaven, spawned five No. 1 singles. She is a national spokesperson for Chuck Colson’s Prison Fellowship. In an interview with CCM Magazine in 1997 she said: “But I’d been very judgmental toward the Catholic church for years, and I’ve recently been able to go back to it without having a chip on my shoulder. I now have a much greater capacity for--as the album says--Love and Mercy.” Troccoli preaches an ecumenical, non-judgmental, anti-fundamentalist philosophy:
“To me it’s very simple: if the world doesn’t see God’s love in us and our love for each other, they’re never going to want what we have. Our dogma and legalism strangle the love of Christ right out of us” (CCM Magazine, June 1997).
This sounds good to many ears, and there is no doubt about the importance of Christian love; but it is impossible to obey the Bible without being deeply concerned about doctrine (“dogma”) and obedience to the details of God’s Word (“legalism”). Jude 3 explains that God has given one faith to His people, and that faith, as recorded in the New Testament Scriptures, is to be preserved and fought for until Jesus returns. It is absolutely impossible to obey Jude 3 and be ecumenical and non-judgmental at the same time. The chief thing which divides denominations is doctrine.
Troccoli’s 1997 album, Love And Mercy, has an ecumenical theme: “Christians from all denominations demonstrating their common love for Christ and each other” (Dave Urbanski, “Chatty Kathy,” CCM Magazine, June 1997). The recording of the title song involved 40 CCM artists: Amy Grant, Gary Chapman, Clay Crosse, Sandi Patty, Michael W. Smith, Carman, Tony Vincent, Jonathan Pierce, Mark Lowry, Phillips, Craig and Dean, Aaron and Jeoffrey, Jaci Velasquez, Lisa Bevill, Scott Krippayne, Sarah Masen, Babbie Mason, Sara Jahn, Carolyn Arends, Vestal Goodman, Paul Vann, Billy and Sarah Gaines, Tim Taber, Sarah Hart, Peter Penrose, Janet Paschal, Beverly Crawford, Phil Joel of the Newsboys, Kevin Smith of dc Talk, Tai Anderson of Third Day, plus the members of Out of the Grey, Beyond the Blue, 4 HIM, Christafari, and Audio Adrenaline. Like most CCM songs, this one is owned by a secular corporation. It is copyrighted 1996 by Sony/ATV Songs, Tree Publishing, Pants Down Music, and Radioquest Music Publishing. The song talks about tearing down the walls of denominational division:
“Look around the world today/ There is anger there is hate/ And I know that it grieves His heart/ When His people stand apart/ Cause we’re the only Jesus they will see/ Love one another, and live as one in His name/ Love one another we can tear down walls by His grace” (“Love One Another”).
The broad range of participants who joined Kathy Troccoli in recording “Love One Another” demonstrates the ecumenical agenda of Contemporary Christian Music. The song witnessed Catholics, Pentecostals, Baptists, etc., yoked together to call for Christian unity. The New Testament repeatedly warns of widespread apostasy among those who claim to be Christians, yet the ecumenical movement ignores apostasy and calls for almost unqualified unity among professing Christians [Jude 3]. While there is little doubt that God is grieved by some of the divisions among Bible-believing Christians, it is not true that the heart of God is grieved by all divisions within Christianity, because there are divisions He Himself has commanded. He has commanded that His people separate from those who follow doctrinal error.
When Pope John Paul II visited the United States in January 1999, many well-known Contemporary Christian musicians joined hands with hundreds of thousands of Catholics to welcome him. Featured at a Catholic youth rally connected with the Pope’s visit, were DC Talk, Audio Adrenaline, Rebecca St James, Jennifer Knapp, The W’s, and The Supertones (CCM Magazine, April 1999, p. 12). According to Music and Entertainment News, Jars of Clay was also scheduled to appear, though other reports did not mention them (Music and Entertainment News, http://www.theenews.com/news/slug-12599_dctalk-pope.html). Knapp said she was excited about joining the Pope to “build on the unity of faith” (CCM Magazine, op. cit.). DC Talk’s Kevin Max praised the Catholic youth for coming out to hear the Pope, describing John Paul II as “someone with something of substance to say” (Ibid.). A large group of nuns and Dominican priests “danced with abandon” at the Supertones rock music. Each attendee received a rosary with instructions about how to pray to Mary [they were being encouraged in reality to be deceived by a demon through enter into a deadly relationship with the moon goddess Ishtar who was Semiramis, queen of ancient Babylon].
In 1988 the Catholic Daughter’s of St. Paul formed Krystal Records. The first release was the album “No Greater Love” by Dana. One of the songs is “Totus Tuus,” which means “Totally Yours” and which is Pope John Paul II’s motto. The words, which are embroidered on his papal robes, refer to his dedication to Mary. Some have falsely claimed that the motto refers to the Pope’s dedication to Jesus Christ, but in his own book, Crossing the Threshold of Hope (Alfred A. Knopf, 1994), John Paul II testifies that Totus Tuus describes his devotion to Mary.
Other Catholic musicians who move within Contemporary Christian Music circles are Tom Booth, Sarah Hart, Danny Langdon, and Sheryl Crow. The National Catholic Register mentioned all of these in an article in the March 8-14, 1998, issue, stating that they are using their music to “evangelize” Evangelical young people into the Catholic faith.
In an article in the June 2001 issue of CCM Magazine, Contemporary Christian musicians are quoted praising Mother Teresa. Mark Lowry, who sings with the Gaither Quartet, praised Mother Teresa and Princess Diana. “Diana and Mother Teresa were using their influence for good. One from a palace and the other from poverty. That’s what we all should do” (Gregory Rumburg and April Hefner, “The Princess and the Nun,” CCM Magazine, June 2001).
Ray Boltz, who met Mother Teresa in 1996, is also quoted in the article. He said: “Mother Teresa was an example to us. When she started this ministry, she was a teacher. She felt God calling her to minister to the poor. At that time, for a woman to tell her superiors she was called to ministry—that was really out of the ordinary. I am impressed she did not go along with status quo, but followed the call of God. That is refreshing and different and part of why she stands out” (Ibid.). Neither Lowry nor Boltz had a word of warning about Mother Teresa’s false gospel that has caused multitudes to die with a false hope.
Graham Kendrick is one of the most prominent names in Contemporary Christian Music, and one of his objectives is to break down denominational barriers and created ecumenical unity. He was a founder of the ecumenical March for Jesus program, which not only involves Roman Catholics but Mormons as well. A biography at Kendrick’s web site boasts: “Crossing international and denominational barriers, his songs, like the popular Shine Jesus Shine, have been used from countless small church events to major festivals -- including Promise Keeper rallies, Billy Graham crusades and a four million-strong open air mass in the Philippines capital Manila, where the Pope ‘swung his cane in time to the music.’”
Darlene Zschech is another of the popular contemporary worship musicians. Her song “Shout to the Lord” is used widely in contemporary worship circles. One of Zschech’s themes is the importance of unity, which, of course, is the false ecumenical philosophy. For example, she makes the following comment about the album “You Shine” — “There is a new sound and a new song being proclaimed across the earth. It’s the sound of a unified church, coming together, in one voice to magnify our magnificent Lord” (from the album cover).
She gives no warning about the fact that vast numbers of churches are apostate and that the Bible says that unity apart from doctrinal agreement is wrong. The New Testament warns repeatedly that the end of the church age will be characterized by apostasy and spiritual confusion rather than faithfulness to the truth (i.e. Matt. 24:3-4, 11, 24; 1 Tim. 4:1-5; 2 Timothy 3:13; 4:3-4; 2 Pet. 2:1; Jude 3-4). That is precisely what we see when we look at Christianity today. Yet, the authors of most of the modern praise music give almost no warning about apostasy.
In a 2004 interview with Christianity Today, Darlene Zschech expressed her radical ecumenical philosophy: “I’ve been in the Catholic Church, in the United Church, the Anglican Church, and in many other churches, and when worship is offered in truth, this sound emerges-regardless of the style. It’s the sound of the human heart connecting with its Maker” (quoted by Michael Herman, “Zschech, Please,” http://www.christianitytoday.com, June 4, 2004). She doesn’t explain how worship can be in truth in the context of denominations that teach grievous doctrinal error.
Contemporary Christian Music is ecumenical music. Churches that do not allow ecumenical speakers and do not participate in ecumenical meetings and organizations are wise not to allow the ecumenical music to pervade the congregation. “Be not deceived: evil communications corrupt good manners” and “A little leaven leaveneth the whole lump” - 1 Corinthians 15:33; Galatians 5:9 (KJV).
Other ecumenical and charismatic musicians and organization being used by the Church of Rome include Phil Keaggy, Margaret Becker, Sandi Patty, Sheila Walsh, and the late John Wimber of THE VINEYARD churches, and THE VOICE OF THE MARTYRS.
The “No Compromise” Stance Of Keith Green
Before his tragic death in a 1982 plane crash, former Contemporary Christian artist Keith Green wrote The Catholic Chronicles, a series of tracts warning Catholics and Protestants of the dangers of the heretical doctrines of Rome. Here is a short excerpt from Keith’s number Catholic Chronicles, Part 3:
“…Many evangelicals (especially charismatics) have been thrilled by the reports of Catholics speaking in tongues, dancing in the Spirit, having nights of joy and praise, even attending 'charismatic Masses'.
“Mouths that used to speak out boldly against the Church of Rome have been quieted by the times. It no longer is in vogue to speak out against such error. Now Protestants unwittingly believe that 'OUR DIFFERENCES ARE NOT SO GREAT'???
“I've never completely understood why God led me to write these articles. But it becomes more clear with each day of study and each page of research that the truth of Scripture must be defended for the glory of our Lord Jesus and for those who desperately need to be set free.”
MELODY GREEN emphasized the need for Catholics to be saved when she looked back at the life of her husband Keith in her 1989 biography about his life, No Compromise:
“One day, Keith was reading a book about the Catholic Church. He came flying into the Kitchen looking very upset. 'Mel, can you imagine this? Catholics are really devoted to Jesus - right? They build big churches, with beautiful statues and everything. But this book claims that some of them don't realize they can really know Jesus. Imagine – loving Jesus, but having no assurance of heaven.'”
Keith’s life ended with a plane crash in 1982. Last Days Ministries, which Keith and Melody founded together, neither publishes nor allows the downloading or other distribution of The Catholic Chronicles at Melody’s direction*(20). Melody is pictured with Mother Teresa – a pawn of the Church of Rome – in a photograph which appears in her 1989 No Compromise biography. I have to ask, how can Melody stand against the abominations of the Church of Rome, and then proudly appear with a representative of that same institution? Melody, you speak of “no compromise” and seek to honor your husband’s memory in this way?! My, how things change.
Keith Green was part of the “Jesus Movement” of the 1970’s (with was the beginning of CCM), but his forth and final album was worship music – a departure from the folk rock he played and recorded. Keith’s music was pleasing to the Lord, because his desire was to please God, by responding (repenting) quickly, to do all the Lord called him and convicted him to do. He walked in the “light” that he had. Others that have named the name of Jesus for years should do the same, and come out of rock, pop, and worldly forms of music.
As a musician, I firmly believe that the core issue with music and the spirit transmitted through it (either of the Spirit, or of the flesh/devil) is a result of the consecration of the musician. In order for a person to create true worship to God through his/her music, then Jesus has got to be their LORD. Yes, this is a simplistic sounding statement, and yes, it’s easy to say, “Jesus is my Lord”. But fulfilling that statement of the Lordship of Jesus means that every area of the person’s life must be surrendered to Him. Nothing held back. Because for every word/command that the Holy Spirit delivers to us, it required the Blood of Jesus [the Spirit was only released to indwell man when Jesus died on the Cross]. As we walk in the Spirit [the word/leading of the Spirit], we take on the Spirit. And that’s how we are “born-again” (John 3:3), become “renewed” in the mind (Ephesians 4:23), and “transformed” into the likeness of Christ (Romans 12:2; 2 Corinthians 3:18). On the other hand, if a musician puts their music in the forefront of his life, it becomes an idol, which is called “spiritual adultery”. The worship of God cannot take place where this is the case.
True worship – that which Jesus calls “worship in spirit and in truth” (John 4:24) – calls for EVERY part of a Christian’s life. Christian musicians are expected to surrender EVERY AREA of his/her life, and EVERY COMMAND of God for his/her life must be embraced, just as Jesus embraced the Cross “for the joy that was set before him” (Hebrews 12:2). Now that's true worship. Conversely, the term “rock n’ roll” was coined to mean rebellion, specifically, “partying” and/or “having sex” outside of the marriage covenant*(21). Rock n’ roll is a spirit. That spirit is rebellion. So the practice of being a “Christian” (disciple of Christ who lives by the commands of Christ) and being a rebel (who lives in rebellion to God and parental figures) are mutually exclusive, just as “the Spirit” and “the flesh” are at odds with each other (Galatians 5:17). Mixing and marrying pure water (Holy Spirit) with muddy water (unclean spirit) results in muddy water. Again, the musician seeking to glorify God with his music must have a burning desire to glorify the Lord with every part of himself and his life – not just when it comes to performing and playing music. If this is done, the Holy Spirit has preeminence in the musician’s life, which in turn results in the music bringing glory to the Lord. There are no short cuts. A person calling himself a “Christian” does not do his own thing, but is a servant and slave to Jesus. He must “…Deny himself, and take up his cross daily ”, whose “cross” serves to crucify (kill) the flesh so that the Spirit may live in him (Luke 9:23).
A Catholic Magazine On Rock
The following is an excerpt of a sympathetic article from the Catholic magazine, Liguorian, titled “Tuning in to Christian Rock”:
“The truth is, the rock sound itself makes many people feel alive and in tune with the exciting drama God is designing here on planet earth. Whatever produces that feeling is a gift, whether its a delicious pizza, a thrilling water slide, a growling and screaming amplifier... If the rock sound makes you feel alive, and if you're tuned in to faith you'll connect that feeling with God - though probably not right away. That’s okay. God doesn’t expect us to think of Him directly every moment that we are enjoying one of his gifts. Christian rock - there is such a thing. I don’t mean standard 'church music' played just a little faster with more of a beat. I mean ROCK - all types, from soft to heavy, metal, new wave, and punk... Christian rock finds a home in many places. You can listen to it just as you listen to other rock - with a nice difference... Christian rock also makes good background sound for open time at the parish youth room... God gave the rock sound to you - along with every other good thing...”
Rock is a “good thing”? No, it’s the spirit of antiChrist. The writer of the article says that whatever produces that “feeling” (rock) is a gift. And the rock sound can make you “feel” alive. That’s of THE FLESH! And the flesh leads to DEATH. On the other hand, looking toward GOD is looking in FAITH – and acting like He has the power to do what He says He will do. So we need to obey His commands. He’s the “Author and Finisher of our faith” (Romans 12:2).
God did not give the “rock sound” and spirit to anybody. As Brother David Wilkerson has so aptly stated, “Rock music was born in the womb of darkness and rebellion.”
“Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen” - Romans 1:25 (KJV).
A book called The Heart Of Rock And Roll has a statement in its introduction: “...They feel God has told them that rock must roll - back into the womb of hell where it was allegedly born.” It says, “allegedly”. Allegedly? It’s easy for someone like me who narrowly escaped death after embracing its beat and living its lifestyle, to testify that rock is a destructive force. Rock destroys lives through drug overdose, traffic accidents, and suicide. Who is the “destroyer”? The Bible calls his “the thief”.
“The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly” - John 10:10 (KJV).
Again, the term rock n’ roll means partying, carrying on, and/or having sex, and the term “rock” is a fitting label for the embodiment of rebellion that the label has been applied to.
“Christian” heavy metal group Stryper was very popular and influenced many younger Christians during the 1980s until they spiritually “bottomed out”. Stryper drummer Robert Sweet admitted the following about their Christan rock music:
“As a matter of fact, the band was one thing that was making us turn and walk the opposite direction from Christianity. . . If you're doing something you like doing, and God says not to do it then you're not going to pay attention.”- RIP Magazine, April 1987, p. 49
Sweet knew that Stryper's “Christian” rock was “the opposite direction from Christianity” and that “God says not to do it.” Rock is wrong, God does not approve it, and CCMers ought to know it. But they’ve made an idol of it (walk in the flesh). And like the chief rulers in Bible days, they loved the praise of men more than the praise of God. (John 12:43)
The secular world tells us who the “god of rock” music is:
Secular rock’s bad girl Lita Ford, said, “Listen, rock'n roll AIN'T CHURCH. It's nasty business. You gotta be nasty too. If you're goody, goody, you can't sing or play it…” - Los Angeles Times, August 7, 1988
Even secular Time Magazine, in an article about Contemporary Christian Music titled the article, “New Lyrics for the DEVIL'S MUSIC” (emphasis added) - Time, March 11, 1985 (p.60)
David Bowie, who was the first “glitter rocker”, the first to play disco, and the first openly homosexual rock star* (22), said, "Rock has always been the DEVIL’S MUSIC. You can’t convince me that it isn’t…I feel we're only heralding SOMETHING EVEN DARKER than ourselves…I believe ROCK AND ROLL IS DANGEROUS. It could well bring about a VERY EVIL FEELING IN THE WEST…that’s where I see it heading, bringing about the DARK ERA” - Rolling Stone, Feb. 12, 1976, p. 83
Walking After The Flesh
“For all nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, and the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth are waxed rich through the abundance of her delicacies” - Revelation 18:3 (KJV).
The Bible says that the merchants [nations] of the earth become rich by the delicacies of the great whore. Likewise, rockers and CCMers get rich and live decadently off of the riches they acquire by selling their fleshly recordings and concerts to unrepentant Christians. They are like the “whore” who lives to “feed the flesh”.
The pro-Christian rock magazine called Media Update (vol. 10, issue 6)said the following: “There are those who claim that the volume and the beat are evil because rock music came from the jungles of Africa and the worship of demons. People who say this don’t know much about music history. The foundations of rock music can be traced directly back to the beginnings of the black American church in this country.” No, the spirit of rock music is sex and rebellion, and can be found in every pagan culture.
No, the spirit of rock music is sex and rebellion, and can be found in every pagan culture. Let’s look at the testimony of Brother Jim from Canada, who was one day stunned by a rock-related experience in the foreign field:
“It was in the early 1970’s when my sisters arrived in…Indonesia, where our parents are serving as missionaries...With them they brought a Contemporary Christian record which was the ‘in’ thing in Canada. They were playing the record one evening when an older national Christian stopped by the door. To my sister’s astonishment his immediate question was, 'Why are you playing WITCHDOCTOR’S MUSIC, by which they CALL ON SATAN?' To the nationals who had left the old heathen practices, which included the witchdoctor, it was hard to explain why Christian young people in the churches who had sent the missionary to teach them the way of salvation and separation from the world could even begin to listen to that kind of music. I was there when this incident happened, and am writing now to verify it.”* (23) What better way to identify the true source of the rock music than that of the testimony of an African national who repented of his demon worship through the spirit of rock?
They’ve Got A Hell Of A Band
Rock star Neil Young’s song “Hey Hey, My My” opens with “Hey hey, my my – Rock n’ roll will never die – There's more to the picture than meets the eye…” During the early 90s a collection of short stories was published by horror writer Stephen King. One of the stories was dramatized for a television episode. It’s called “You Know They’ve Got A Hell Of A Band”. Horror stories are devil-driven, but they often contain some truth that’s somewhat believable. “You Know They’ve Got A Hell Of A Band” contains truth about rock music’s evil fruit. Here’s how the story goes:
A young couple is driving cross-country on the roads of America. Their names are Clark and Mary Willingham. Clark is a computer programmer heading for a new job, and Mary is a teacher. The couple decide to make their trip on the backroads and see some of the Pacific Northwest countryside as they make their way out of state in search for the "good things" in life. As they continue to travel, the landscape becomes unfamiliar. Then a fork in the road appears in front of them, and they continue driving into the evening, and into deeper woods. Feeling disoriented, they drive up to a tree that has fallen across their path. As Clark tries to move the tree, Mary has a brief vision of him as an old man. She sees a vision of herself self similarly aged as she looks into the car’s rear-view mirror. That’s when the stereo sputters and spits out the music CD that is playing, which melts. Now that’s “hot” rock music!
After a short time they finally see a sign welcoming them to “Rock'n Roll Heaven”. They find it strange that the town is not on any map. The roll into a town that looks to be inhabited and well-kept, but the people they see appear to be rather depressed. While driving they pass a concert shell (an amphitheater) advertising a concert that evening. They enter a 50’s style dinner where they sit down and order food and drink. Clark can’t help but think their waitress looks too much like the dead rock star Janis Joplin, and before long she begins to belt out a Joplin rock song. They hear the cook call to the waitress, who looks like the dead rock star Ricky Nelson. As Clark walks over to the waitress to talk to her, Mary picks up a napkin where another waitress has written, “Get out while you still can.” Mary sends Clark to get her wallet from the car when a burst of music was heard coming from the concert shell and the townsfolk react in horror. Clark and Mary are in a town full of dead rock stars and tormented people. This is Rock'n Roll Hell.
Tormented and frantic, Clark and Mary attempt to escape from the town and its people. They get past the city limits and start down the road, but a bus is blocking the road, and they skid into it. It’s the “Magic Bus”. They try to back up but the engine is wrecked. Someone steps off the bus. It’s Jimi Hendrix, and as he fingers his guitar, a faint wailing of the “Star Spangled Banner” is heard. The police chief drives up to the scene. It’s dead rock star Otis Redding. The mayor arrives shortly thereafter. It’s dead rock star Elvis Presley. Presley takes the couple back to town, and he explains that the road would have run out at the swamp anyway. Presley informs them that they are the only “normal” people in town, and that they won't be allowed to leave. From now on, they will join the captive audience for the rock concert that happens every night at Town Square. The concert is free, but admission is high: “You can check in any time you like, but you can never leave…” The story concludes with Alan Freed (the DJ who popularized the term “rock n’ roll”) as an enthusiastic Emcee, finishing his introduction by declaring “Rock n’ roll will never die…” Mary then says to herself, “That's exactly what I'm afraid of”, as Clark and her settle into a valley where they will be staying forever.
This made-for-TV short story reveals an amazing amount of spiritual truth about how those who continue to idolize rock stars and rock music instead of forsaking their sin at the foot of the Cross, are sentenced to the eternal torments of rock music and rock imagery placed forcibly before them. As the sin of rock stars who follow the devil into Hell by living and dying for rock n’ roll and the rock n’ roll lifestyle (selfish pleasures of the flesh), so do those who follow the same rock stars end up in Hell as well. Sadly, Neil Young’s declaration “Rock n’ roll will never die…” is being fulfilled, even today. May God help us to expose these works of the flesh that are being enjoyed for a moment, but damning souls for eternity.
In conclusion, a person who has seen THE LIGHT OF JESUS CHRIST (come into relationship with Him) does not have to go into ceremonial magick, or unite with the Black priests of the occultic Church of Rome, or take the “Mark of the Beast” to end up eternally damned. Just pursuing things that please the flesh of man (like rock music) instead of pleasing THE SPIRIT OF GOD is enough to be part of the “falling away” mentioned in Scripture. Satan will take you any way he can get you!
“And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that worshipped his image. These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone” - Revelation 19:20 (KJV).
“Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues” - Revelation 18:4 (KJV).
And all who live lifestyles that indulge in decadency and pleasures “the flesh” have antiChrist spirits, and will follow the beast and the false prophet into the lake of fire.
Truth + Compromise = Ecumenical “Unity”
Beast + False Prophet = Reign of AntiChrist
Jesus + Flesh (Rockn’ Roll) = Corruption
May all who have “SEEN the Light” of Jesus also WALK in it!
“For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord...Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition; Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God” - 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17; 2 Thessalonians 2:3-4 KJV).
“Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting” - Galatians 6:7-8 (KJV).
JESUS IS COMING!
Alan W. Richardson
August 23, 2008
(See Jeff Fenholt: Running With The Devil for more on "CCM' and the occult.)
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(1) They Sold Their Souls For Rock n’ Roll (video), Good Fight Ministries
(2) Wikipedia: Hippie
(3) Wikipedia: Hippie
(4) Masters Of Darkness: The Wickedest Man In The World (BBC documentary)
(5) Aleister Crowley, The Confessions Of Aleister Crowley, pg. 44
(6) Susan Roberts, The Magician Of The Golden Dawn, pg. 133
(7) Masters Of Darkness: The Wickedest Man In The World (BBC documentary)
(8) Hollywood Unmasked 2
(9) Masters Of Darkness: The Wickedest Man In The World (BBC documentary)
(10) Masters Of Darkness: The Wickedest Man In The World (BBC documentary)
(11) Aleister Crowley, The World’s Tragedy, pp. xxviii-xxxi (preface)
(12) Aleister Crowley, The Confessions Of Aleister Crowley, pg. 67
(13) Susan Roberts, The Magician Of The Golden Dawn, pg. 242
(14) Thomas Friend, Fallen Angel: The Untold Story Of Jimmy Page And Led Zeppelin, pg. 171
(15) Jack Chick, Why Is Mary Crying? Tract (http://www.chick.com/reading/tracts/0040/0040_01.asp)
(16) David J. Meyer, The Pagan Origin Of Easter
(17) J.B. III, Dulce: The Covert Takeover Of Planet Earth (http://www.subversiveelement.com/DulceTakeOver.html)
(18) Alan Morrison, The Occult Character Of The United Nations (www.theforbiddenknowledge.com/hardtruth/occult_character_un.htm)
(19) Svali’s testimony on MP3 (www.projectcamelot.org/svali.html)
(20) Introduction - About Keith Green and the Catholic Chronicles (http://theboc.com/freestuff/keithgreen/catholicchronicles/cc2.html)
(22) They Sold Their Souls For Rock n’ Roll (video), Good Fight Ministries
(23) Jeff Godwin, What’s Wrong With Christian Rock? (video)
FMH Children’s Club International
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