Take a look at these music bands and be honest with yourself – do they look Christian to you? Could you honestly tell the difference between a ‘Christian’ and a secular rock band?
‘Christian rock’ in relation to contemporary ‘worship’ is an oxymoron (of course, the Lord Jesus Christ being the TRUE Christian Rock – 1 Corinthians 10:4). The lack of any real substance or humbleness at all in their behaviour, message, attitude and songs is shocking. The ‘worldly looking’ bands ‘twang’ away on their electric guitars and beat their drums (try finding the word ‘drum’ in the Bible!) to a repetitive rhythm causing people to become delirious and sway like drunkards under their meditative spell; exactly like the crowds that attend SECULAR rock concerts.
The way they dress and look is no different to those members of non-Christian bands. The photos above are of ‘Christian’ groups except the one in the bottom right (and the only giveaway is the hand sign that the band member is giving). Apart from that, would you be able to tell the difference?
And try finding the gospel message on any of these Contemporary Christian Music artists’ websites; it’s simply not there.
I’ve emailed many of these artists in the past to ask why the gospel message on how to be saved is not on their website, and they have always given me the same standard response, “The message is in our lyrics”. Ok, so, an unsaved person stumbling across their website would not see any information about how to get right with God, and have their sins forgiven, but instead, would have to purchase a CD and listen to the songs? This presents though another problem as the songs do NOT even give any clear message at all on how to be saved; instead, only repetitive lyrics ‘praising’ God. So basically the unsaved person still remains in their unsaved state having visited a so-called ‘Christian’ website, and by the way, is also £10 worse off!
Of course, there is a reason why the true Biblical gospel message is not clearly presented on their websites OR in their songs, and that’s because these groups want to appeal to ALL ‘Christians’ in every denomination. And every denomination has their own ideas and beliefs of what salvation is, as they have all strayed away from the simple TRUTH of God’s inspired and preserved word (John 3:3; 1 Corinthians 15:1-4).
Here’s an album cover from another very popular ‘Christian’ rock band – to me, this looks devilish.
If you appear as the world or look like the world, then the world will mistake you for being OF the world. And as saved Christians we are IN the world, but not OF the world (John 17:16).
I write this up in love. I have nothing against the individual band members themselves, and do pray that they are indeed SAVED. I do not know them personally, and do not claim to know their hearts. However, I CAN know them by their fruits (Matthew 7:16). And as saved believers we are indeed commanded to judge things according to the word of God (Matthew 7:1-6, 15-16; Acts 17:11; 1 Corinthians 2:15; 1 Thessalonians 5:21; Job 12:11, John 7:24). The same word of God incidentally that will judge us when we all stand in front of the Lord Jesus Christ (John 12:48).
So, do YOU think that ‘Christian rock’ is Christ DIS-honouring and only serves to appeal to the flesh of those singing and playing the music, and those listening to it, or do you think it’s ok? Would you be comfortable standing in front of the Lord Jesus Christ listening to this type of music?
Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord; – Ephesians 5:19.
Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord. – Colossians 3:16.