Wednesday, January 26, 2005

Afterword

AFTERWORD

Young people today are confronting problems I never
had to face in my youth. All of the problems of my day
are still present but there is also a scourge of
drugs, illicit sex, perversion, and satan worship. But
that's just a tip of the iceberg:

Over half of our young people today are living in
broken homes.

1,600 a day are attempting suicide, with all too many
succeeding.

The problem of preteen alcoholism is acute.

Despite rampant abortion, 40,000 teenage girls became
pregnant in the U.S. last year. In a disposable
society, we now have "throw-away" children. No one
wants them.

Thousands of young people have been sexually molested
as a result of the "spirit of the age" fostered by
satan through pornography, hollywood, and the tv
industry.

Does anyone care about these young people? How can
they be reached morally and spiritually?

The church does not have to crumble under the
onslaught of drugs and perversion. Jesus Christ is
equal to the task. The church does have the answer to
the problem.

I believe satan is making his greatest attack against
young people today. The master of deceit's time is
short and his efforts have grown in intensity and
ferocity. He is out to destroy a generation of young
people.

Music is not the answer. The lord Jesus Christ is.

Modern religious rock and roll is not drawing young
people to Jesus. It is drawing them to rock concerts.
The greatest thing that could happen within the church
today would be for all rock musicians to consecrate
themselves to God and abandon their obsession with
religious rock music.

And what about pastors and church leaders? They should
forsake this effort and banish rock music from their
churches.

Since rock music invaded the church with its religious
lyrics, satan has been rocking and rolling with
laughter. The time has come for the church to end this
charade.

If you attend a church where this is being used, go to
your pastor and object to these practices. If you are
a musician, repent of your ways and ask God to cleanse
your heart. If you are a pastor, stand up for
righteousness and do God's work.

I pray for you - church members, religious rock
musicians, pastors. Above all, I pray that God will
open your eyes to the real road his church is
traveling.

"Behold I stand at the door, and knock: if any man
hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to
him, and will sup with him, and he with me" (Rev.
3:20).

2 Comments:

Blogger ggilmo said...

Rock and Roll is cool stuff. I am a musician-been playin for 26 yrs and music has gotten me thur some hard times...I think thats a gift from God not a curse. Personally I think you should get Christian Rock out of the musical landscape because its not that good. Just from a musical standpoint its pretty boring and watered down. But to each his own.
Just dont knock it till you try it.

November 12, 2007 at 1:09 PM  
Blogger Christian Rock Files said...

It's unfortunate that so many Christians have such a narrow viewpoint. Even though I'm 53, I thoroughly support Christian rock music. I became a Christian at a Petra concert back in 1987 and have continued to have Christ at the center of my life since that time. I spoke with a young man involved in a Christian rock band about he and his band primarily playing in bars. His answer was succinct and to accurate "Where would Jesus be ministering?". My criticism of bands playing in clubs ended after that conversation. Christian bands in the metalcore realm are at the top of the charts and more good reason. They have a great music talent and lyrics that present a solid Christian worldview. It's time to discard the three piece suit attire of the orgianized church and to embrace a viable avenue to reach those that have no knowledge of Christ through this powerful medium.

August 12, 2012 at 6:00 PM  

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