Christian Rock and Roll - Part 17
Jerusalem is a Rock and Roll band based in Sweden. Many of the lyrics of this band admit that Rock and Roll is Devils music. Listen to one of their songs called Tell me the story from their CD called R.A.D . It is amazing that these so called Christian Rockers recognize that this music is from Satan, but still try to justify their means by claiming that by putting Christian words to Satan's music justifies their end.
Lets look at it this way, If a Rocker had the lyrics of a song which met the requirements that God has laid down, we could say that this is 100% Christian in nature, Now if we took Satan's Rock music which is 100% pure evil and combined it with the 100% lyrics we would end up with a 50% mixture.
If you were to combine a half of a cup of pure drinking water with a cup half full of sewer water would you drink it. Is a 50% mixture something you would offer to God? Again lets look at it in this manor. If you took two cups, one half full of hot water and the other half full of cold water and mixed the two, the result would be a cup full of Lukewarm water. we read in Revelation 3:16 So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth. Here Jesus is referring to the church of the Laodiceans. The word Laodiceans means "human rights" or "the rights of the people." Thus, this is a church governed by the will of the people, rather than the will of God, you will find that this is not what Jesus Christ taught. You will find that the New Church age follows the church of the Laodiceans. These "Christian Rock and Roll groups meet the definition of Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away. 2Timothy 3:5
Jerusalem's Biography starts out this way "The music was called the devil's music." (http://www.jerusalem.se/). In one of their other songs the lyrics speaks of being a rebel for Jesus Christ:
Rebels of Jesus Christ, with music like thunder
Rebels of Jesus Christ, never, never, ever under
Rebels of Jesus Christ, rebels of Jesus Christ
Salvation, miracles, and we love you
The definition of a Rebel is:
1 a : opposing or taking arms against a government or ruler b : of or relating to rebels <the rebel camp>
2 : DISOBEDIENT, REBELLIOUS (http://www.m-w.com/dictionary.html)
I don't know about you but Jesus Christ was never a Disobedient or Rebellious in anyway. He was, and still is perfect.
Here is a picture of the group Jerusalem, Take note to the long hair associated with being a rebel. But not a rebel for God
Here is a picture of the band leader Ulf
** Note all references are taken from the King James Version.