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Path: ncsuvm!psuvm!VTVM2!MKLINE Approved: NETNEWS@PSUVM.bitnet gateway Message-ID: Newsgroups: bit.listserv.christi+ Date: Thu, 9 Aug 90 19:46:41 EDT Reply-To: Practical Christian Life Sender: CHRISTI+@FINHUTC.HUT.FI From: MKLINE%VDH.BITNET@VTVM2.CC.VT.EDU Subject: Rock 7-1 Subject: Rock 7-1 This series talked about rock and "the occult". THIS DOES NOT REPRESENT *ALL* ROCK MUSIC! ALL comments ARE WELCOME! 1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1- John Ankerberg - Rock Music - 08/05/90 - #5 - FAM Channel Sun, 10:30PM Welcome to our program. We're going to continue our analysis of Rock music. In this portion we're going to be looking at such groups as Huey Lewis, Van Halen, Whitney Houston, Michael Jackson, and 20 other groups. Now we're going to focus on probably the most popular message in Rock music and that is that man should do his own thing. "Do what thou wilt.", be your own redeemer, and you're the boss, don't let anybody tell you what to do. And why is this so pervasive in Rock music? Eric Holmberg: Well that's the philosophy in ourselves, that's what we want to believe, that we can do what ever we want. What's interesting John is that this philosophy, that you can do what ever you want, is the most elementary presupposition of Satanic religion. Anton LaVey, the author of the Satanic Bible, the founder of the church of Satan in his book, "The Complete Witch", challenges humanists, people that believe that man is the measure of all things, essentially the philosophy you just finished delineating. He says, "Hey don't cop out, don't use euphoniums, Say it like it is. You're not humanists. You believe in Satanic religion. You're a Satanist" We'll see that, in fact, this is the prevalent doctrine in Rock music. The video.... Man at a party, good old boy, "Hey, it's not my fault that some of the groups I listen to sing about bad things. I mean, I'm only in it for a good time. You know, blow off a little steam. I'm not worshiping no devil." Eric: We'll come back to this issue in a moment. When we look at the bottom line of Satanism and what it really means to "follow the devil". But first, let's deal with the other excuse, one that is particularly common with "religious" people, those who in the words of scriptures " feeling good more then they love God; holding to a form of religion but denying the power of it.(2 Tim 3:4?)". Ironically, it's people in this group who are often the most resistant to the saving power of God. Girl at party, good old girl, "I don't like the Satanic stuff, I like the easy stuff, the neutral stuff, like Whitney Houston, George Michael, I like the easy stuff like that." Eric: First off, as we have seen, many of the artist considered neutral, are not neutral at all when you look beneath the surface. Take for example, one of the young queens of pop music, Whitney Houston. ("I don't know why I like him... I just do.." ("So Emotional")) Though probably one of the nicest individuals within the contemporary music scene, as an artist, there is no question that she has endorsed, or at least permitted, a worldly brand of sex and sensuality to be used to sell her music. While no where near as brazen as Madonna (Clip of Madonna grabbing her crotch in "Express Yourself" I believe), art poses like this (Whitney in a muscle shirt, no bra, with her thumb taking the shirt out of her pants and exposing her belly button. Sort of one of those "See anything you like?") or videos like "Saving all my love for you", a blatant celebration of adultery, just another more subtle side of the same coin. And even more important. Isn't the so called neutral stuff, by the very reason of its subtlety, potentially more destructive than the overt wickedness found in hard core rock and roll? Surprised? Well stop and consider the following fact of life. (Steve Winwood, "Higher Love") For something to be "true", it has to be completely true. Inject into even the smallest falsehood, and that truth immediately becomes a lie, a weapon in the hands of the one whom the scriptures call the "Father of all Lies." And while there is no doubt that Satan's greatest triumph in this arena is to see people swallow lies devoid of even the slightest trace of virtue. Cons like Sex, Drugs, and Rock and Roll. The fact is, that his most effective deceptions are those that carry a degree of truth. And that's why the middle of the road, in music as well as many other areas of life, can sometimes be the most dangerous place of all. By way of analogy, take strychnine, (the "demo strychnine" looks like French's Alum used for pickles), one of the most powerful poisons in the world. In its raw state it's unattractive and extraordinarily bitter. Left in a room with young children, (children playing in a room ignoring the plate of alum, oh yea, strychnine.) it's unlikely they would pay much attention to it, and more unlikely that they could stand enough of it for it to be fatal. So it is with some of the more extreme forms of rock, music that directly glorifies death and Satan. Most people avoid it, although it must be noted that our society has become so desensitized and perverted that some are only too happy to take Satan's bitter poison straight. To the point at hand however, if you were to take the same poison and sugar coat it and add pretty colors to it, and make it look, for example, like M&Ms (a bowl of M&Ms is substituted for the plate of alum) and then leave it with the children, virtually every one of them would eat the poison without hesitation. If you were the devil, which method would you find the most reliable, the bitter poison( Megadeth, "Wake Up Dead"), or the sugar coated candy(Lionel Richie, "Dancing on the Ceiling")? As the great philosopher and writer, C.S. Lewis noted in his classic, "The Screwtape Letters", "Indeed, the safest road to Hell is the gradual one - the gentle slope, soft underfoot, without sudden turnings, without milestones, without signposts." Heavy Metal mocks this, pop music ignores it. Which is ultimately worse? In His Love, Michael A. Kline, Sr. SSE Tech Support 804-786-1559 Home: Va Dept of Health 13308 Thornridge Ct. 109 Governor St. Room 309 Midlothian, VA 23112 Richmond, Virginia 23219 804-744-9126 "Know God, Know Peace" "No God, No Peace"


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