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Evil Origins of (Christian) metal, long hair on men and other things….

Okay, so in order to answer controversial topics such as men having long hair, rock/metal music, tattoos, and just worldly freedom in general, to say ‘it’s all wrong” may just sound religious. So what I did was look up the origins of such expressions of such “freedom” on the internet in order to expose the roots of such controversies and why they are carnal.

2Tim 3:1-7: Paul describes various attitudes of rebellion in the last days. And he’s not just describing the non-Christians but also the “Christians” (they love pleasure more than God, having a form of godliness but denying its power (v 4-5). He wouldn’t have mentioned that attribute of not loving God if he was referring only to the non-Christians, as they don’t know God anyway).

So here’s something I’m certain of: that these ‘last days’ began with the counterculture movement of the 1960s. The “freedom” that the youth of that era came up with has been in direct rebellion to God. There was an explosion of immorality in the form of music, attire, in the outer appearance, behavior etc, and these attitudes have continued even until today.

It’s notable that long hair was maintained by homosexuals in the 50s, which then was adopted by men during the 60s movement as a symbol of rebellion towards conservative society (primarily the Church) by those who experimented drugs, immorality and rock/metal (basically these men were heavily influenced by the Counterculture of New Age movement). In short, men grew their hair long as a symbol of rebellion, and as a symbol of ungodly masculinity.

So is it carnality if a man to grow out his hair? I’d say yes. Even if he is a Christian? Well, what influences him to grow out his hair? Is it by the worldliness in him or by his desire to please God? 1 Cor 11:14: Doth not even nature itself teach you, that, if a man has long hair, it is a shame unto him?” (interesting to note that Paul had written this a couple of decades after Jesus ascended to heaven, so the culture may have already changed by then). Jesus had long hair but it was not because He was influenced by the world and that He wanted to look cool. The “long hair” culture of His time was not out of rebellion to God. But the long hair culture of now is because that’s how the trend was birthed.

A similar reasoning goes for the other controversial topics such as metal/rock. The root of such music is psychedelic (hallucinations, mystical states etc originated in the rebellious culture of the 60s), symbolizing ungodly “masculinity” (completely contradictory to biblical masculinity). It’s blatantly anti-Christ. But can Christian lyrics sanctify the origins? Does it make it less worldly? “Christian” metal tries to reach out to people with God’s Gospel using a medium that was birthed out of rebellion (Lucifer is the author of rebellion). Just because one listens to metal with a ‘christian’ touch does not sanctify the music. I seriously doubt God would use satanic origins of music, or anything else for that matter, to spread His Word. God has intentionally made the narrow road to be difficult, so that only those who truly love and obey Him will come to Him. It’s like finding an ancient structure of an idol, liking it and “sanctifying” it by praying over it or writing bible verses on it! Oftentimes Christians don’t realize that there’s no middle ground between God and Satan. It’s either one of the other. One cannot just be carnally involved with something and think they’re only doing it for “fun”, nothing serious. That’s an easy trap to get into. Trying to keep up with the carnal things with a touch of Christianity is a compromise, not a surrender to His Lordship.

Origins matter. God Himself thought it necessary to expose the origins of His creation, and of His people the Israelites. Moses wrote the Torah because the Lord wanted His people to know the origins, and hence live accordingly. His principles still apply today, even during the grace period. Anything that has come about out of rebellion is of the Satan because he was the first rebel who rebelled against God, and hasn’t given up.

Modern Christianity teaches that everything belongs to God. All type of music, art, business etc; regardless of their origins, all belong to God. I find that to be unbiblical. Satan has been given permission to manipulate the world since all nations and their glory belong to him (Mt 4:8, 9) and that he’s the ‘god’ of this world (2Cor 4:4). This does not imply that the Lord has no power over the world, He absolutely does, but the things of the world do not belong to Him because the kingdom of the world are not His (Jn 18:36); and neither are His chosen people called to belong to this world, or be influenced by it, but rather live in this physical world following the rules of His invisible Kingdom. Like I had said earlier, having one’s heart ‘right with God’ doesn’t give one the freedom to live in the way the unsaved do. If you claim to have your heart ‘right with God’ you will desire the spirit of discernment into all things. The gift of discernment can be developed by researching various issues like christian metal. Don’t make judgements based on your feeling or logic but rather look into things in the light of the true Word.

Christian rock = Secular rock under a VERY deceptive guise

Is this the “Christian” idea of being RELEVANT?
The LORD abhors it. In the name of ‘Christianity’ His name is being blasphemed by the very people who call themselves by the name of Christ! Do the artists themselves seem convicted by the Gospel?? I think not! Let your light shine before men by your lifestyle. I’ve often discussed with friends whether a certain band is Christian or not (because they seem to be both!); anything that confuses us between belonging to God or otherwise – it’s always not of God when the need to clarify arises.

Should we rock the Gospel? 2of2

Should we Rock The Gospel? P1 1 of 2

“The last fifty years has produced a violent revolution in music form and culture, such that the generations are hardly able to sit in the same worship service together. Is this the way culture is supposed to develop – each generation rebelling against the previous generation?

Kevin Swanson interviews Dan Lucarini, author of the book, ‘Why I left the Modern Contemporary Christian Music Movement’. Does Rock & Roll belong in the worship service? What is the best music to convey a reverence and fear of God in His worship? These are the questions grappled with on this segment of Generations.”

“Christian” Rock: Syncretism welcomed in the Church

“Syncretism of the Christian gospel occurs when critical or basic elements of the gospel are replaced by religious (or contemporary) elements from the host culture. It often results from a tendency or attempt to undermine the uniqueness of the Gospel as found in the Scriptures or the incarnate Son of God. The communication of the Gospel involves the transmission of a message with supra – cultural elements between a variety of cultures. This includes the disembodiment of the message from one cultural context and the re-embodiment of it in a different cultural context.” – Billy Calderwood

Contextualization of the Gospel in order to make it “relevant” always results in syncretism, whether in a milder form or otherwise. Recently I was pondering on the video posted “Contextualization in action” (posted under ‘Doctrines’ on the blog) where the Hindus have maintained their way of worship and lifestyle but substituted the names of their gods with Jesus’. The same as been recorded to have done with other religions such as Islam, Buddhism etc. There are a couple of reasons for such a strategy:
– to make converts without offending their practices;
protection from persecution; 
– and to make the Jesus “attractive” and acceptable to the populace. 
I believe there is another reason which many Christians would deny is that such an approach is much easier and safer; beseeching the unbelievers to repent and turn their ways often requires extreme courage and boldness. 

Contextualization gives a sense of “good deed” to the missionaries who use such strategies, without serving the purpose of God. Don’t get me wrong, some of these missionaries may be well-intentioned but that does not cancel out the fact that they are deceived and hence deceiving others.

Having given a brief example of syncretism from a religious perspective, I would like to apply the same principles of such a contextualization to the culture of youth today. Pastors and youth pastors are trying to make the Gospel “relevant” to today’s culture by synchronizing the teachings of Christ with the trends of the world.  One of these trends is the Rock music. The Rock music is the base of today’s culture. Prior to the 1960s, there was much fear and respect for those in authority. However, the Counter-culture Movement brought about rebellion, feminism etc which have created havoc in the world; and Rock music has played a gigantic role in this. This genre of music has its roots in the occult, and occult is undoubtedly of Satan.  The occultists have not used the method of preaching its beliefs but rather used music to reach the masses.

Now, syncretism happens when Christians use Gospel words and add Rock music to it so as to make it “relevant” for those Rock-lovers (because Christians think they will help God out by making His way easy.)

Gospel Rock is an oxymoron; they are antagonists. It is as deceptive as telling a Hindu to have the same form of idolatry but put a sign of a cross instead of the idol and take the name of Jesus instead of his gods. Light and darkness have nothing in common, Christ and Belial have no connection! There is no agreement between God’s temple and temples of idols! The Gospel and Rock are unequally yoked.

“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. . .” (Lita Ford, Los Angeles Times, August 7, 1988) Are Christians so foolish that it took an unbeliever to state the obvious??

There’s a lot more to Rock/Christian Rock which I haven’t mentioned, but please look Google and YouTube, and let your eyes be opened! A discerner will repent immediately after having researched this music of the occult.

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