Christian Rock Exposed - Part 1
• PART ONE •
AMY GRANT •
The queen-bee of Christian rock is Amy Grant. Amy says,
“Why isolate yourself? Your life isolates you enough. I’m isolated when I walk into a room and somebody says, She’s a Christian and NOBODY OFFERS ME A JOINT and all the coke (cocaine) disappears. . .” (Bob Millard, Amy Grant, p. 169)
The Bible says in 2 Timothy 2:22, "Flee also youthful lusts:", but Amy says, "Petting happens . . . As a teenager, when I gave part of me to someone, I knew I was just going to flirt, HAVE A LITTLE FUN, . . ."(Bob Millard, Amy Grant, p. 30)
Amy Grant tells the Ladies Home Journal (Dec. 1985, p. 210),
“It seems to me that people who are most adamantly against premarital sex have experienced some kind of pain in their own lives. Like the people who say absolutely no to rock ‘n’ roll. Chances are it has something to do with a past sadness…”
Amy's song, "Baby, Baby", was unprecedented in Gospel Music history topping the chart as the number-one spot on Billboard magazine. People magazine (July 15, 1991 p.71) says of Amy's video Baby, Baby , "There's saintly Amy cuddling some hunky guy, crooning "Baby, Baby" into his ear and looking pretty SLEEK AND SINFUL. . ." After all, Amy confesses, "I'm trying to look SEXY to sell a record . . ." (Rolling Stone, June 6, 1985 p. 10)
In 1998 Amy left her husband of 16 years, Gary Chapman. Gary literally got on his knees and begged Amy to stay. In June 1999, Amy divorced Gary. And quickly, in March 2000, Amy married country star Vince Gill. In 1996, Vince’s wife Janis found a note—”I love you, Amy”—in his golf bag. (People, Nov. 29, 1999), As early as 1994, Amy told Gary,
“. . . I’ve given my heart to another man.” (CCM, January 2000, p. 36)
admitts to ABC's Primetime, “I think that a part of me
loved him [Vince] instantly.”
Though Amy has denied any sexual contact with Vince before their marriage – few believe her – including Gary Chapman. When asked whether Amy and Vince were romantically involved, Gary says:
“Could I answer? Yeah. Will I answer? Probably not. I think by Amy’s admission they’ve been very dear friends for years. I suspect most people can add. I’ll leave that to their mathematical abilities.”
On Amy's Lead Me On album, Amy and Michael W. Smith wrote the "sin-temptation-adultery" song "Faithless Heart":
At times the woman deep inside me
Wanders far from home,
And in my mind I live a life
That chills me to the bone.
A heart, running for arms out of reach,
But who is the stranger my longing seeks?
I don't know.
But it scares me through and through,
'Cause I've a man at home
Who needs me to be true. . .
Oh, faithless heart,
You tempt me to the core,. . .
God, you know my feelings here
Could wipe my world away,
Ravaging the promises
A stronger heart once made,. . .
- Faithless Heart, Amy Grant (Lead Me On, 1988)
Faithless heart — how true it was. . .
“For their heart was not right with him. . .”
A frightening "mark" infiltrating much of the Contemporary Christian Music is occult symbols. And many of these symbols are blatant recognition of occult usage. Harpers' Encyclopedia of Mystical & Paranormal Experience (p.594) says, "Symbols are important to all esoteric teachings [occult], for they contain secret wisdom accessible only to the initiated."
In Amy's video, That's What Love Is For, some occult symbols are clearly and openly displayed. In the video, Amy, dressed in a red robe, (used in witchcraft rituals) strangely flashes a six-pointed-star on the palms of her hands. It is common knowledge the hands are the primary "contact point" in the occult. That is why you place your hands on the Quija board and join hands in a séance. The six-pointed-star Amy "communicates" is a hexagram. "Hex" is a spell used to place a curse. Hex is also the Greek word for the number six. Sean Sellars, a former satanist, who was executed for sacrificing 3 people to Satan, says in his book, Web of Darkness (p.51), the hexagram "is said by some to be the most powerful and evil sign in satanism and of all the occult world." Sellers also states, "The hexagram is used mainly in witchcraft to summon demons from the underworld." As Amy's is flashing the "hexagram", a mysterious black-attired man begins digging up a guitar (the curse) from the "underground"! This is no coincident or accident. These videos cost thousands of dollars to produce. They are researched and choreographed to the smallest detail.
Sporting heavily tattooed and pierced bodies, the group P.O.D., has destroyed any remaining fragments of Bible separation and convictions. P.O.D. is undoubtedly, the most popular rock band ever courted by the Christian world. Their metal-reggae, CDs are mega-million, top-sellers. Crowned by the Christian community, such as HM magazine, as “The Most Important Rock Band Today” (HM Sep/Oct 2001), P.O.D. is clearly “king” of the Christian Rock empire.
P.O.D. is frequently quoted in rock magazines openly using profanity. In Circus magazine, Traa of P.O.D . says,
“Of course we got the same view on life as most people out there - it’s too short and most of the time it’s quite a shi**y business.” (Circus, July 2002, p.22)
What a glowing testimony for a supposedly Christian, “life. . . is a shi**y business”! What about the wonderful words of the Lord Jesus in John 10:10,
“. . . I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly?”
Other instances of P.O.D.s profanity; "f---ing" (Guitar World, Nov. 2001, p. 54); "D--n it!" (Drum!, Sept.-Oct. 2001, p. 86); "p--s us off" (Drum!, Sept.-Oct. 2001, p. 87) "d--n " (Revolver, Nov/Dec 2001, p.63) "p--sed off" (AP, Nov. 2001, p. 59) "half a-sed" (Circus, July 2002 p. 22). And there are others.
But now ye also put off all these; anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy communication out of your mouth. Colossians 3:8
P.O.D.’s perverted brand of Christianity is a mix of Rastafarianism and liberal Christianity. Rastafarianism is a satanic religion that began in Jamaica in the 1930’s that mixes Christianity, Hinduism, New Age, Mysticism, Racism and Voodoo. One of the signs of a Rasta is the dreadlocks hair style – the hair style of P.O.D. In their concerts, P.O.D. displayed a huge picture of a “Rasta-dreadlocked-Jesus” in the background. (See Picture on LEFT) The Rasta god is “Jah”. P.O.D.’s album, “The Fundamental Elements of Southtown” does not contain the wonderful name of Jesus Christ, but the Rasta god “Jah” occurs 10 times. Spin magazine says of P.O.D., “Wuv and the band have structured their lives around a spiritual belief system that cross-fades Christianity, Rastarianism and Judaism.” (Spin, October 2001, p. 88) Guitar World writes, “A lot of the spirituality you guys project seems more akin to Rasta than mainstream Christianity”. (Guitar World, Nov. 2001, p. 104)
P.O.D. frequently performs Rasta prophet Bob Marley's music in concerts. During their Satellite concert they did Marley's Rasta anthem "Get Up, Stand Up". Some of the lyrics are: "We sick an' tired of your bulls*** game / Die and go to heaven in Jesus name. . . Almighty God is a living man [Haile Selassie]". Wuv of P.O.D. tells Rolling Stone magazine, "Just because P.O.D. are a spiritual band doesn't mean we adhere to any one religion. . ." (Rolling Stone, Dec. 14-21, 2000, p. 102)
P.O.D. proudly appears on the Howard Stern show, tours with many filthy rockers, appears in the blasphemous movie “Little Nicky”, and many other blatant anti-Christian environments. In fact, the only issue that P.O.D. viciously attacks is Bible Believing Christians! Sonny of P.O.D. says, “We don’t fit in with the conservative values of Christian America.” He goes on to say,
“I don’t even like saying I’m a Christian sometimes because it leaves such a bad taste in people’s mouths.” (Spin Mag, Ocotober 2001, p. 88)
Marcos of P.O.D. blatantly says,
“To tell the truth, though, I don’t even like the term Christian. . .” (Guitar Legends, No. 37, p.28)
P.O.D.'s albums is gushing with occult symbols. One of P.O.D.'s logos is the 'triquetra'. The triqueta is Latin for "three cornered" and signifies the power of three. The triqueta is very popular in witchraft, representing the threefold nature of the Witchcraft Goddess as virgin, mother and crone. As Christianity was polluted with many pagan symbols, the triquetra was falsely adopted by some Christians as symbolizing the Trinity.
The Aquarian Conspiracy (see RIGHT), a key New Age "handbook", bears a similar symbol. New Agers freely admit it represents three inter-woven "6"s or "666".
Constance Cumbey, author of The Hidden Dangers of the Rainbow and a notable authority on the New Age Movement, says concerning the symbol:
"On the cover of the Aquarian Conspiracy is a Mobius, it is really used by them as triple six (666). The emblem on the cover of the New King James Bible [same symbol as P.O.D.'s] is said to be an ancient symbol of the Trinity. The old symbol had gnostic origins. It was more gnostic than Christian. I was rather alarmed when I noticed the emblem..."
(The New Age Movement, Southwest Radio Church, 1982 p.11)
The three esoteric "6"'s separated.
Plainly displaying the interlocked "666".
On P.O.D.'s website (www.thesouthtown.com) under the section "Frequently Asked Questions", someone asks about the "trinity symbol"?
What does the trinity symbol mean?
The symbol is known as a 'triquetra' that is derived from ancient Celtic knotwork & adopted by Christians around St. Patrick's time as a symbol of the Trinity(Father, Son, & Holy Spirit). The interweaving lines represent One being in Three seperate, but equal parts.
But there is one problem with symbols representing the Trinity, or the Godhead — it is CLEARY FORBIDDEN in the Bible.
Acts 17:29, condemns such symbology: ". . . we ought NOT to think that the Godhead [the Trinity] is like unto gold, or silver, or stone, GRAVEN BY ART [symbols, icons, etc.] and man's device."
|The Triqueta is used as the centerpiece for the logo for The Institute of Transpersonal Psychology (ITP). The ITP is a new age school following the Jungian Psychology [occultist Carl Jung]. One of their stated goals is ". . . to reach the recognition of divinity within"(www.itp.edu/about/tp.htmll) (see Genesis 3:5, "...ye shall be as gods...")|
|The same symbol (with a circle as does P.O.D. also) is displayed by the rock group Led Zeppelin. Members of Led Zeppelin are deeply involved in satanism and the occult. Guitarist Jimmy Page, so consumed with satanism, actually purchased satanist Aleister Crowley's mansion. Most believe the symbol is from the teachings of Aleister Crowley and represents 666.||
One of the most occult television shows ever aired is "Charmed". "Charmed" details the spells and occultic practices of three witches. The "P.O.D. symbol" is the show's primary symbol of witchcraft and is splattered throughout the series. Notice the "P.O.D. symbol" displayed on "The Book of Shadows". The Book of Shadows is commonly used in witchcraft and satanism:
THE P.O.D. SYMBOL & WITCHCRAFT?
The Craft: A Witch's Book of Shadows
The Craft Companion: A Witch's Journal
By Dorothy Morrison, a high priest of Witchcraft.
NOTE: We circled (in YELLOW and RED), and also enlarged to the side The P.O.D. symbol.
The book "Blood on the Doorposts" by former Satanists, Bill and Sharon Schnoebelen, also documents the "trio of sixes (666)" in the "P.O.D. symbol" and goes so far as claim it is "symbolic of the anti-christ":
"A disguised interlocked trio of sixes, symbolic of the anti-christ. Also symbolizes the triple goddess of Wicca (three interlocked vesica pisces together). Commonly used in Catholic liturgical iconography, and has recently found its way into the logo of the New King James Bible [also P.O.D.'s symbol]." (Bill and Sharon Schnoebelen, Blood on the Doorposts, p. 150)
Dr. Cathy Burns, probably the world's leading authority on occult symbols, writes in her book, Masonic and Occult Symbols Illustrated, concerning the "P.O.D. symbol":
"Marilyn Ferguson, a New Ager, used the symbol of the triquetra (another name for the triskele) on her book The Aquarian Conspiracy. This is a variation for the number 666. Other books and material have a similar design printed on them, such as books from David Spangler, the person who lauds Lucifer, and The Witch's Grimoire. As most people know, the number 666 is the number of the beast (see Revelation 13:18) and is evil, yet the occultists and New Agers love this number and consider it to be sacred.
As stated earlier, many organizations, such as the World Future Society and the Trilateral Commission, incorporate this symbol into their logo. I think it is quite interesting to see that this same symbol appears on the cover of the New King James Bible as well! [as it also does on P.O.D.s albums, web site, shirts, etc.]"
(Dr. Cathy Burns, Masonic and Occult Symbols Illustrated, pp. 242-243)
The cover of P.O.D.s platinum selling album The Fundamental Elements of Southtown is covered with occult symbols. Notice the man sitting in the occult "lotus" position. The occult initiate believes the "lotus" position connects to the spiritual transcendence of oneness with god. Harpers' Encyclopedia of Mystical & Paranormal Experience writes of the "lotus" position: "The most common sitting posture used in yoga and other forms of meditation. The position facilitates the flow of the universal life force through the top of the head and into the chakras." (Harpers' Encyclopedia of Mystical & Paranormal Experience, p. 332)
P.O.D. clearly understand the spiritual significance of the lotus position, as the man is levitating on a cloud. Of course, the practice of levitation is a well known occult practice. Harpers' Encyclopedia of Mystical & Paranormal Experience writes, "Levitations are said to occur in mediumship, shamanistic trance, mystical rapture and trance, magic, bewitchment, hauntings, and possession." (Harpers' Encyclopedia of Mystical & Paranormal Experience, p. 327)
The Dictionary of Cults, Sects, Religions and the Occult, classifies "levitation" as "occult; spiritualism and voodoo" (Mather, George A. and Larry Nichols, The Dictionary of Cults, Sects, Religions and the Occult, p. 175)
There are many other occult images on the cover of The Fundamental Elements of Southtown album. In fact, because of the blatant occult influences covering The Fundamental Elements of Southtown album, many Christian bookstores totally banned the album.
There are many other occult influences on the cover of The Fundamental Elements of Southtown album. In fact, because of the occult influences covering The Fundamental Elements of Southtown album, many Christian bookstores totally banned the album.
But, as they say, "you ain’t seen nothing yet"!
If the Christian bookstores were shocked by the occult symbols decorating The Fundamental Elements of Southtown, the occult artistry of P.O.D.’s 2003 release, Payable on Death should (and did!) send them into spiritual cardiac arrest!
In over 25 years of researching occult influences in rock music, P.O.D.s album Payable on Death artwork is clearly among the most openly occult and dark I have ever seen. The fact that P.O.D. plastered such artwork throughout their CD insert unmistakably reveals a very serious spiritual condition. This occult artwork should not be taken lightly. P.O.D. is a spiritually confused band that Christian young people should avoid at all cost. Young person, please pay careful and prayerful attention to what you are about to read. Also, the following analysis may appear lengthy and comprehensive, but the truth is, comparable to the amount of occult images found, it is brief.
P.O.D.’s album cover [ON LEFT] displays a semi-nude woman (with her crossed arms covering her bare breasts) wearing a crown with the wings of a butterfly. The winged-lady-butterfly is a mystic fairy. Fairies have a long and winding history in witchcraft and the occult. The Woman’s Dictionary of Symbols and Sacred Objects describes the fairy as, "tiny female spirit with butterfly wings. . ." (p. 246) The fairy is depicted as a Queen with a crown. (p. 245) It goes on to say, ". . . the fairies were originally the souls of the pagan dead. . . In several folk ballads the Fairy Queen is addressed as ‘Queen of Heaven’. . . Christian sources depicted fairies as real people, almost synonymous with witches." (The Woman’s Dictionary of Symbols and Sacred Objects, p. 246)
The Guide to the Occult and Mysticism writes of fairies:
"According to theory, fairies are either: earthbound unbaptized souls; guardians of the souls of the dead; ghosts of venerated ancestors; fallen angels condemned to remain on earth; nature spirits, or small human beings. They are said to have magical powers and to consort with witches and other humans with supernatural powers. . ."
(Geddes and Grosett, Guide to the Occult and Mysticism, p. 446)
The popular occult "field guide" titled, A Field Guide to Demons, Fairies, Fallen Angels and Other Subversive Spirits (by Carol K. Mack and Dinah Mack) readily link demons and fallen angels with fairies.
Fairies also represent the disembodied spirits of Halloween, and Christians knew them to be "demons". The Woman’s Dictionary of Symbols and Sacred Objects says:
"In Ireland, all the sidh or fairy hills (grave mounds) were said to open up on the occasion [Halloween]. Folks insisted that it was impossible to keep the fairies underground on Halloween. Since these fairies were simply pagan spirits, the church naturally insisted that demons were abroad on Halloween." (Walker, Barbara, The Woman’s Dictionary of Symbols and Sacred Objects, p. 180)
The popular Encyclopedia of Occultism by Lewis Spence, connects fairies to the devil ands says of fairies, "They steal human children, and leave in their places fairy changelings. . ." (Lewis Spence, Encyclopedia of Occultism, p. 154)
Dr. Kurt Koch, probably the world’s greatest authority on demonism, writes of fairies in Occult ABC:
"If a person wants their [fairies] help, he must apply to their chief, the devil himself. This however, would cost a person his salvation. The idea that these spirits [fairies] are demonic is in accordance with the Bible."
(Dr. Kurt Koch, Occult ABC, p. 83)
According to The Encyclopedia of Witches and Witchcraft, "Fairies are fallen angels." It goes on to describe fairies as, "Some fairies were said to suck human blood like vampires. . . Many contemporary Witches believe in fairies and some see them clairvoyantly. Some Witches say their Craft [WitchCraft] was passed down from fairies . . ." (Rosemary Ellen Guiley, The Encyclopedia of Witches and Witchcraft, p. 117)
Fairies come from the underground of hell. "Fairies are generally believed to live as a nation in an underground location. . ." (Harpers' Encyclopedia of Mystical & Paranormal Experience, p. 198)
Another enlightening artistic addition on the Payable on Death album is P.O.D.’s "personal occult symbols". Personal "symbols" are a common practice in the occult. Harpers' Encyclopedia of Mystical & Paranormal Experience states, "Symbols are important to all esoteric teachings, for they contain secret wisdom accessible only to the initiated." (Harpers' Encyclopedia of Mystical & Paranormal Experience, p.594)
Like P.O.D., the occult soaked rock group Led Zeppelin also introduced personal occult symbols on one of their albums. Guitarist Jimmy Page of Zeppelin is a devout follower of Satanist and self-proclaimed "The Beast 666", Aleister Crowley. In 1971, guitarist Jimmy Page bought Crowley’s Boleskine House on the shore of Loch Ness where Crowley practiced his hellish, satanic sex-magick rituals, including human sacrifices. Guitarist Jimmy Page actually performed Crowley magical rituals during their concerts. Their song "Stairway to Heaven" carries the reference "May Queen", which is the name of a hideous poem by Crowley. Page had inscribed in the vinyl of their album Led Zeppelin III, Crowley's famous "Do what thou wilt. So mete it Be’. Page and Robert Plant claim some of Zeppelins' songs came via occultic "automatic handwriting", including their popular "Stairway to Heaven". Stephen Davis in the Hammer of the Gods, details the occult inspiration of "Stairway to Heaven".
". . . Robert described the 'automatic' nature of the lyric: 'I was just sitting there with Pagey in front of a fire at Headley Grange. Pagey had written the chords and played them for me. I was holding a paper and pencil, and for some reason, I was in a very bad mood. Then all of a sudden my hand was writing out words. 'There's a lady who's sure, all that glitters is gold, and she's buying a stairway to heaven.' I just sat there and looked at the words and then I almost leaped out of my seat.'" (Stephen Davis, Hammer of the Gods, p. 164)
"He [Robert Palmer] often remarked that he could feel his pen being pushed by some higher authority." (Stephen Davis, Hammer of the Gods, p. 262)
There is no doubt to the occult influence of Led Zeppelin. For a very through, extensively documented history of Zeppelin’s occult inspiration read the 648 page book titled, Fallen Angel: The Untold Story of Jimmy Page and Led Zeppelin by Thomas Friend.
Zeppelin’s "personal symbols" were etched in occult images. For instance, "Zoso" was Jimmy Page’s personal symbol and according to Stephen Davis in The Hammer of the Gods (p. 253), it is a "stylized 666". To further document Page’s "Zoso" emblem’s connection to satanist Crowley and the number 666, the following page is from Crowley’s book The Equinox of the Gods(p. 253):
JIMMY PAGE'S "ZOSO" MATCHES CROWLEY'S 666
Like Zeppelin, P.O.D.’s "personal symbols" [ON RIGHT] are also etched in occult imagery. I asked Dr. Cathy Burns, author of several exhaustive books on occult symbols and a recognized authority on symbology, to evaluate P.O.D.’s "personal occult symbols". Along with several pages of detailed documentation linking P.O.D.’s symbols to the occult, Dr. Burns stated their symbols, ". . . look wicked and occulitc". (personal letter on file)
P.O.D.’s CD liner is also the familiar "eye in the palm" [ON
LEFT]. This is a widely known occult symbol of divination and
palmistry. Many fortune-tellers and palm readers display the "eye in
the palm" advertising their occult practice. Dr. Cathy Burns writes
of the eye in the palm, "When the eyes are situated in the
hand, for example, by association with the symbolism of the hand
they come to denote clairvoyant action [divination]."
(Dr. Cathy Burns, Masonic and Occult Symbols Illustrated, p. 384)
The Woman's Dictionary of Symbols & Sacred Objects, "The entire field of palmistry is summed up in this symbol [eye in the palm] implying that insight is to be found in the palm of the hand." (Barbara G. Walker, The Woman's Dictionary of Symbols & Sacred Objects, p 321)
P.O.D.’s "eye in the hand" also contains several occult astrology symbols, the Latin word "LUNA" for "MOON" and P.O.D.'s personal symbols.
It is also VERY revealing that the P.O.D. "eye in the hand" is the "left" hand. In case you do not know, Satanism is commonly known as the "left hand path". The Dictionary of Cults, Sects, Religions and the Occultwrites, "Left Hand path (occult). Term used in the occult circles synonymous with evil. In the Bible, the goats (wicked) got to the left hand of God to be separated for judgement, while the sheep(righteous) go to the right to be saved." (Mather, George A. and Larry Nichols, The Dictionary of Cults, Sects, Religions and the Occult, p. 175)
Also, on the hand is the letter "S" [BOTTOM RIGHT] Hmmm. . . I wonder whose name begins with the letter "S"? Who is commonly known by the letter "S"? I’ll give a hint. He tempted Jesus in Matthew 4. (as in Satan) In astrology the letter "S" is also used for Saturn. According to researcher Dr. Cathy Burns, "Saturn is really Satan". (Dr. Cathy Burns, Masonic and Occult Symbols Illustrated, p. 314)
There is the bizarre occurrence of the "cursed" number 13. The number 13 is a major player in the occult, death and Satanism. Throughout the Bible the number thirteen is plainly connected to Satan and rebellion. Ed Vallowe writes in Biblical Mathematics, "The number thirteen is associated with depravity and rebellion. This number is usually associated with evil. . ." (Ed Vallowe, Biblical Mathematics, p. 102) Author N.W. Hutchings says of the number thirteen, "Thirteen is one of the most interesting of all numbers. It is clearly associated with rebellion." (N.W. Hutchings, God, The Master Mathematican, p. 29)
Satan himself, is represented by the number 13. The prestigious Dictionary of Symbolism documents the devil as the number 13, "The devil was believed to accompany a coven of 12 witches as the 13th member" (Hans Biedermann, Dictionary of Symbolism, p. 241)
According to the Jewish Cabalist, the number 13 represents the Snake, the dragon, Satan. <Symbolism and Properties, pages.globetrotter.net/sdesr/nuprop.html>
The book, Satan Wants You, The Cult of Devil Worship in America, links the number thirteen with Satan and says, "It is symbolic of death or the unknown." (Arthur Lyons, Satan Wants You, The Cult of Devil Worship in America, p. 38)
The number thirteen in the satanic Tarot card is "DEATH". [ON RIGHT] Notice the number "13" on the BOTTOM LEFT and the Roman Numeral for Thirteen "XIII" at the TOP.
It’s not surprising the thirteenth chapter of the Revelation describes the Antichrist.
The most frightening symbol on the P.O.D. CD liner is a subtle (see Genesis 3:1) display of the popular hand gesture known as the "Horned Hand" or the Satanic Salute [ON LEFT]. Technically known as the "Cornuto", (cornuto is Latin for "horn") it is a well-established symbol of Satanism. Note: This is NOT the "I love you" sign langage where the thumb is extended. The book, Satanism in America writes, "The 'Horned Hand' is the sign of recognition between those who are in the occult. . ." (Fletcher Brothers, Satanism in America, p.42)
The "satanic salute" goes back many years and according to The Woman's Dictionary of Symbols & Sacred Objects , is an "appeal to the devil" - "In antiquity it must have represented an appeal to the Horned God; then in the Middle Ages, an appeal to the devil. . ." (The Woman's Dictionary of Symbols & Sacred Objects, p. 308)
Satanist Anton LaVey is shown forming the "Cornuto" on the back of The Satanic Bible. The "Horned Hand" is also flashed during the Satanic Black Mass. It is no accident, nor coincidence, it appears on P.O.D.’s CD liner. A careful look at the "salute" in P.O.D.’s album clearly reveals the deliberate intention of forming the "satanic salute". Nobody naturally holds a rope (or root) with their hand in the "Satanic salute" position. It is also worth mentioning, the hand is again the "left hand".
THE SATANIC SALUTE
There is so much occult imagery on P.O.D.’s CD I could go on and on and on. . . .
For instance, there is the constant "death" theme.
Throughout the P.O.D. album is an unhealthy preoccupation with "death". In the CD liner is a skull wearing on the forehead, the "death number" of 13 [ON LEFT]. Dr. Burns writes of the skull, "It is prominent in witchcraft and demon worship as a celebration of death." (Dr. Cathy Burns, Masonic and Occult Symbols Illustrated, p. 388)
Even P.O.D.’s name stands for Payable on Death. P.O.D. claims the name signifies that at "death" a Christian "cashes in" hence, the "payable on death". But this is a serious doctrinal error and again indicates a confused spiritual condition.
The Bible clearly teaches the "devil" is the author and promoter of death. And the Lord Jesus Christ is the author and promoter of life.
Hebrews 2:14 says the "devil (not the Lord Jesus) is the power of "death".
Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil;
In Revelation 6, the entrance of the antichrist is foretold. And his name was "death" – and "hell" followed him.
And I looked, and behold a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with him. And power was given unto them over the fourth part of the earth, to kill with sword, and with hunger, and with death, and with the beasts of the earth.
As Satan glorifies and testifies of "death". So does P.O.D. As we have clearly seen, their Payable on Death album is covered with occult images of DEATH. They claim their name Payable on Death represents when a Christian "dies" then their salvation is "paid", hence "Payable on Death". Nothing could be further from the truth! A Christian’s "salvation" was paid completely and totally by the Lord Jesus Christ at Calvary! And the second a sinner trusts in the shed blood of the Lord Jesus their salvation is completely paid. Not at death!
The fascination P.O.D. has with "death" is a very, very serious spiritual problem.
Jus as Satan and P.O.D. glorifies and testifies of "death", the Lord Jesus glorifies and testifies of LIFE! Hundreds of verses could be given to show the Lord Jesus is the author of life.
In him was life; and the life was the light of men.
And ye will not come to me, that ye might have life.
35 And Jesus said unto them, I am the bread of life: he that cometh to me shall never hunger; and he that believeth on me shall never thirst.
48 I am that bread of life.
John 6:35, 48
25 Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live:
26 And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die. Believest thou this?
Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
Daniel Martin Diaz
The artwork for Payable on death was created by artist Daniel Martin Diaz.
One reviewer describes Diaz’s art as:
"A common iconography runs through all the drawings: Diaz’s world is made up of scorpions and snakes, skulls and detached limbs, crucifixions and saints, astrological symbols and hearts on fire."
(Joshua Rose, Shade Magazine, "Thirty-One Drawings in Thirty-One Days", June & July, 2004)
One of Diaz’s esoteric drawings is titled Magicus, which depicts the head of a woman on the body of a moth, with four eyes covering the wings. Though the head is crowned, the body ends with the tail of a scorpion. Under the figure, Diaz has written in script the words to Hail Mary in Latin.
The demonic number thirteen also appears in much of Diaz’s works.
LA Times describes Diaz’s, sick and perverted drawing titled Life: "In one drawing, called ‘Life,’ we find a crowned Virgin Mary connected through an umbilical cord that stems from a cross around her neck to a free-floating, half-reptilian fetus (characterized elsewhere as Jesus)." Can you believe such blasphemy? The Lord Jesus as satanic "half-reptilian"? May I remind you – Satan is the serpent or reptile of Genesis 3 – not the Lord Jesus!!! The picture also has written "13 Christi Fetus".
LA Times describes another Diaz demonic disaster called Crown of Thorns (an obvious reference to the Lord Jesus) as, "‘Crown of Thorns’ portrays an emaciated torso that gives way to tree roots below the waist, two severed arms, extended as if on a cross, and a single thorn-encircled eye where the head would be." God helps us! What sick, perverted, wicked, and ungodly blasphemy. And P.O.D. plasters Diaz’s spiritual perversion on their album cover!
This site is a picture of Jesus on the cross as a scorpion with the number 13.http://www.jqadams.com/gallery/diaz.html
You Christian young people that continue to defend P.O.D. you better wake up! If you keep on defending and making excuses for people that blaspheme and pervert the Lord Jesus Christ, you will pay serious spiritual consequences. You can not fill your heart and your mind with the music of P.O.D. and remain spiritually sound. It has already spiritually corrupted many of you reading this article. You already place P.O.D. way above the Lord Jesus. You’re mad at me for the documented TRUTH in this article. And yet you tolerate, defend and "love" this music from people that mock and pervert your Saviour! God help you. . . Wake Up! (Romans 13:11)
Daniel Martin Diaz website (P.O.D.’s artist) has an open invitation and initiation into occult divination. Diaz proudly broadcasts the following on his website: "Divination: the art or practice that seeks to foresee or foretell future events or discover hidden knowledge. by the interpretation of omens or by the aid of supernatural powers." Diaz has even included on his website downloadable occult objects and images to practice satanic divination! Diaz’s website says, "These symbols can be used in meditation or as a divinatory tool to unlock the power of the subconscious" The pages contain occult symbols in the shape of a cube or a cross. You download the images, cut along the dotted lines and construct your own occult image to induce demon possession! One of the pages is titled, "cubus", in which you cut out and create an "occult dice". Diaz’s instructions says, "Roll dice, meditate on symbol. Discover hidden mysteries within yourself. Try rolling more than one. Create your own meaning for each symbol".
The Lord is very, very clear about the satanic practice of DIVINATION.
9 When thou art come into the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee, thou shalt not learn to do after the abominations of those nations.
10 There shall not be found among you any one that maketh his son or his daughter to pass through the fire, or that useth divination, or an observer of times, or an enchanter, or a witch,
11 Or a charmer, or a consulter with familiar spirits, or a wizard, or a necromancer.
12 For all that do these things are an abomination unto the LORD: and because of these abominations the LORD thy God doth drive them out from before thee.
2 King 17
And they caused their sons and their daughters to pass through the fire, and used divination and enchantments, and sold themselves to do evil in the sight of the LORD, to provoke him to anger.
By the way, P.O.D.’s website has a link to Diaz’s occult and divination website. And on the special Playstation Game, P.O.D. has a special feature segment on Diaz! WOW!
Diaz’s website contain "hidden"(meta keywords) search words and phrases. These are words that Diaz uses to best describe his site. The web visitor does not see these "search" words, but search engines such as google, yahoo, etc. can "see" them. Search words are words that best describe the web site. If you type in any of these "hidden" search words, Google will "see" them and return Diaz’s site as a valid hit. What are some of Diaz’s "hidden" and descriptive search words? "dark art, mystic Christ. Shamanic, Shamanic art, Astrology. . . shamanism. . . Alchemical Healing, metaphysics, personal transformation. Shamanic Journey, shamanic energy healing, ceremonial ritual, esoteric, magickal, devil, satan, 666, Demonic Attack,The Rite of Exorcism, Devil or demon on oath. . . My name is Legion, horkizo, Mark 5:1-13. . .chakra. . . dementia, guts, gore, music, hell, serialkillers, crime, blood, dark,occult, paranormal, witchcraft, dead bodies, halloween, corpses, gruesome, Dark and demented portal site geared to unusual aspects of life"
Diaz is also a member of the gothic band Blind Divine.
The following occult and witchcraft websites (among many others) that link to Diaz’s website and art.
Wicca (Witchcraft) Chat Room @ www.wicca-chat.com/links/artwork.html
Darkness Rising @ www.darknessrising.com
Deviant Art @ beauty-fiend.deviantart.com
Death and Dementia @ www.deathndementia.com
Galactica Publishing -"The journal of Paganism, Occultism, Mysticism, Existentialism and Western Culture" @ www.galacticapublishing.com/links.php
Anathema Occult Books @ www.anathemabooks.com/art.shtmll
Dark Side of the Net @ www.darklinks.com
Dark sites @ www.darksites.com
My young Christian friend, I know you do not fully understand the spiritual danger of this stuff. And I know music can grab you and influence you – but leave this stuff alone! You can not possibly imagine the spiritual danger you are embracing. This is not just music. You are opening your heart and soul to something serious and sinister. STAY AWAY!