Christian Rock and Roll - Part 5

 


Why don't you quit being so negative and show some love?


WE ARE.

We're showing love. Love for our Lord and Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ.

And if you truly LOVE someone, you will FIGHT anything or anyone that attempts to do HARM to your LOVE. Any decent parent's LOVE would give their life defending their children. And our LOVE for the Lord Jesus Christ should exceed even our LOVE for our family.

Every TRUE, BALANCED love is not only POSITIVE but also NEGATIVE against anything or anyone that attempts to harm their TRUE love.

Anyone that truly loves the Lord Jesus Christ will FIGHT anything or anyone that LIES, DEGRADES, MISREPRESENTS, PERVERTS, MOCKS and BLASPHEMES Him. And as we have documented many times — CCM does all this — and more. . .

Ye that LOVE the LORD, HATE evil: Psalm 97:10

No man can serve TWO masters: for either he will HATE the one, and LOVE the other; … Matthew 6:24

Do you LOVE the Lord Jesus Christ?

Do you LOVE the Lord Jesus Christ more than anything or anyone?

Do you LOVE the Lord Jesus Christ more than Christian Rock or CCM?

A teenager called me one day, and hotly asked, "What's wrong with Carman?"
I asked, "Are you a Christian? Do you believe that Jesus Christ loved you so much He died on a cross for you?".
He answered, "Yes, I'm a Christian and I do love the Lord".
I asked, "Have you seen the video 'Resurrection Rap' by Carman? The one where they stab the Lord Jesus in a back alley gang fight, and then throw your Lord and Savior in a garbage dumpster?"
He said, "Yes, I have it".
I asked, "Does it bother you that Carman is falsely portraying your Lord and Savior, someone you truly love?"
He replied, "But Carman's trying to get a message across!"
I asked, "By LYING about and degrading your Lord and Savior?"
I then asked him, "What if Carman was doing that to your mother?"
He quickly replied, "But it wouldn't be true, that didn't happen to my mother!"
I answered, "Exactly! And you know what? It didn't happen to your Lord and Savior either! And you ought to love Him more than your own mother".
With tears he replied, "This music isn't right, is it?"
I said, "No, it's not. It's not right".

Carman's Resurrection Rap portrays the Lord Jesus Christ as a confused street hippie, while the Pharisees and apostles are black street gang members! The crucifixion takes place, not on Calvary — but in a back alley gang fight! The Lord Jesus Christ is buried in a GARBAGE DUMPSTER. And naturally Carman includes the occult (Carman's videos are soaked in occult imagery!) as satanic tarot cards tell the Calvary story! Take a look.

It amazes me how Christians who claim to love the Lord Jesus Christ defend CCM's anti-Christ attitude! WHY?

I answered the phone some time back. . . A dear lady was on the other end weeping. She told me a Christian friend of hers gave her Carman's Resurrection Rap video. She was shocked! She couldn't believe what they were doing to her Lord and Savior! Sobbing, she asked, "How can so-called Christians do this to their Lord and Savior?"

"How can so-called Christians do this to their Lord and Savior?"

Have you left first love?

(2:1) Unto the angel of the church of Ephesus write; These things saith he that holdeth the seven stars in his right hand, who walketh in the midst of the seven golden candlesticks;
(2) I know thy works, and thy labour, and thy patience, and how thou canst not bear them which are evil: and thou hast tried them which say they are apostles, and are not, and hast found them liars:
(3) And hast borne, and hast patience, and for my name's sake hast laboured, and hast not fainted.
(4) Nevertheless I have somewhat against thee, because thou hast LEFT THY FIRST LOVE.
(5
) Remember therefore from whence thou art fallen, and repent, and do the first works; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will remove thy candlestick out of his place, except thou repent.
(6) But this thou hast, that thou hatest the deeds of the Nicolaitanes, which I also hate. Revelation 3:1-6

Do you love the Lord Jesus Christ?

Does it bother you that CCM is removing the Lord Jesus Christ?

Does it bother you that CCM is perverting and refusing to "tell the old, old story, of Jesus and His love"?

Does it bother you that CCM is presenting to a hopeless, Christless-world — a lovey-dovey, no judgement, no repentance, no hell, no blood atonement, "I'm ok, you're ok", feel-good, double-speak, anti-Christ, message?

If this doesn't bother you — you have left your first love.

(4) Nevertheless I have somewhat against thee, because thou hast left thy first love.
(5) REMEMBER therefore from whence thou art fallen, and REPENT, and do the first works; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will remove thy candlestick out of his place, except thou repent.
Revelation 3:3-6

DO YOU LOVE THE LORD JESUS CHRIST?

Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt LOVE the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.
This is the first and great commandment.. Matthew 22:37-38

If ye LOVE me, keep my commandments. John 14:15

He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that LOVETH me. . . John 14:21

Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man LOVE me, he will keep my words. . . John 14:23

If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my LOVE; . . .John 15:10

And hereby we do know that we know him, if we keep his commandments.
He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him.
But whoso keepeth his word, in him verily is the LOVE of God perfected: hereby know we that we are in him. 1 John 2: 3-5
 

My little children, let us not LOVE in word, neither in tongue; but in deed and in TRUTH. 1 John 3:18

By this we know that we LOVE the children of God, when we LOVE God, and keep his commandments.
For this is the LOVE OF GOD, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not grievous. 1 John 5:2-3

You can CLEARLY see from the above scriptures — if someone truly LOVES the Lord Jesus Christ (not just in word and song; but in deed and in TRUTH) — they will keep and obey the Word of God. And we have thoroughly documented many, many times — CCM does NOT keep and obey the Word of God.

Do you love the Lord Jesus Christ?

If a man LOVE me, he will KEEP MY WORDS. . .
John 14:23

 

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

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