Christian Rock and Roll - Part 14


What about soft-rock music like Steve Greene and Twila Paris?


There is NO way to make that which is wrong – right.

You can dilute it, you can disguise it and you can soften it up — but it's still ROCK!

Rock music is rock music! Whether it's soft, hard, metal, speed, Christian or grunge!

Highly-respected, Professor Alan Bloom, professor of social thought at the University of Chicago, who has also taught at Yale, the University of Paris, the University of Toronto, Cornell and many other schools, writes in his best-selling book, The Closing of the American Mind:

"But rock music has one appeal only, a barbaric appeal, to sexual desire – not love, not eros, but sexual desire undeveloped and untutored." (Bloom, Alan, The Closing of the American Mind, Simon & Schuster, 1987 p.73)

Robert Pattison, who is a lover of rock music, writes in his pro-rock book, The Triumph of Vulgarity:

"Its admirers want to make rock appealing by making it respectable. The thing can't be done. Rock is appealing because it's vulgar, . . Rock is the quintessence of vulgarity. It's crude, loud, and tasteless." (Pattison, Robert, The Triumph of Vulgarity, 1987, preface, p.4)

Secular rock bad girl Lita Ford, says:

"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)


According to the Lord Jesus Christ in Matthew 7:18-19, "a corrupt tree [rock music] cannot bring forth good fruit".

18 A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.
19 Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire.
Matthew 7:18-19

The Bible clearly teaches we are to discern between holy [Christ] and unholy [rock music]. To "marry" holy Jesus Christ [Christian + Rock] with unholy rock music is obvious spiritual perversion.

And that ye may put difference between holy and unholy, and between unclean and clean;
Leviticus 10:10

Christian rock "profanes the Lord". Christian rock shows no difference between the holy and profane. And according to Ezekiel 22:26 — this "profanes the Lord".

Her priests have violated my law, and have profaned mine holy things: they have put no difference between the holy and profane, neither have they showed difference between the unclean and the clean, and have hid their eyes from my sabbaths, and I am profaned among them.
Ezekiel 22:26

The word of God declares, You cannot bring forth a clean [Christian] thing from an unclean [rock music]."

Who can bring a clean thing out of an unclean? not one. Job 14:4

What about a little, soft rock? According to God – just a "little" will corrupt the "whole".

". . . Know ye not that a LITTLE leaven leaveneth the WHOLE lump?" 1 Corinthians 5:6

Is any Christian rock ok?


When it is ROCK — it is not CHRISTIAN.


Used by permission; Complied by Dr. Terry Watkins, Th.D.

** Note all references are taken from the King James Version.