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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 19:48:58 EDT Reply-To: Practical Christian Life Sender: CHRISTI+@FINHUTC.HUT.FI From: MKLINE%VDH.BITNET@VTVM2.CC.VT.EDU Subject: Rock 7-3 Subject: Rock 7-3 This series talked about rock and "the occult". THIS DOES NOT REPRESENT *ALL* ROCK MUSIC! ALL comments ARE WELCOME! 3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3- John Ankerberg - Rock Music - 08/05/90 - #5 - FAM Channel Sun, 10:30PM In a nutshell, Christianity declares that each of us bears the stain of sin, and are therefore completely unable to save ourselves. We need a Messiah, a super natural Redeemer. Every other religion in the world says, in one way or another, that we are not really that bad, and that through our own efforts, we can redeem ourselves. In this, they share the bottom line of Satanism, and much of rock and roll. "I met a fan dancer down in south side Birmingham. She was running from a fat man selling salvation in his hand. Now he's trying to save me, well I'm doing all right, the best that I can. Just another fallen angel trying to get through the night. Step by step, one by one, higher and higher, Step by step, rung by rung, climbing Jacob's ladder." (Huey Lewis and the News, "Jacob's Ladder") A pleasant number one hit song becomes a startling presentation of Satanic philosophy when viewed in the light of truth. The religious imagery of Jacob's ladder, fallen angels, and running from salvation make it clear Step by Step, rung by rung, we are our own redeemers. Van Halen also denies the need for God's saving power in their song, Best of Both Worlds. "You don't have to die and go to heaven; Or hang around to be born again; Just tune in to what this place has got to offer; We may never be here again. Yeooow, I want the best of both worlds; I know what it's worth; Give me the best of both worlds; I want heaven right here on earth." Contrary to Sammy Hager's advice, Jesus said that if we are to have heaven on earth or any where else, we MUST be born again. Another way this philosophy is expressed in Satanic theology, is in Crowley's most famous and enduring proverb, "Do what thou wilt is the whole of the law." Before we examine the implications of this law, it's quite extraordinary how "it", like much of Crowley's life and philosophy has taken hold in the world of rock and roll. Led Zeplen had "Do what thou wilt" inscribed into the vinyl on the initial pressing of their third album. Guru with the rock and roll generation, Timothy Leary, for whom John Lennon wrote the song, "Come Together", had this to say in one TV interview: "Well I've been an admirer of Alistair Crowley. I think that I'm carrying on much of the work that he started over 100 years ago. You know Crowley said he was in favor of finding your own self, and "Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the law." under love. It was a very powerful statement. I'm sorry he isn't around to appreciate the glories that he started..." One of those glories involved rock musician Bobby Beausoleil. He took Jimmy Pages place composing music for Kenneth Aunger's film Lucifer Rising, and also took "Do what thou wilt" very seriously. Ultimately, it led him to Charles Manson, and participation in one of history's most gruesome serial murders. Crowley's legacy had reached its full potential. But that potential lives on in a more subtle way in the lives of countless millions who have "...been made spiritually blind by the god of this age". (2 Cor 4:4) This blinding deception has been focused on obscuring one of life's most elementary truths, that ultimately there are 2 kingdoms, 2 types of people. Those in God's kingdom, who have been redeemed by God, and those in Satan's who are trying to redeem themselves. In the same way that the kingdom of God holds the one supreme commandment, "You shall love the Lord your God, with all your heart, mind, soul and strength.", so Satanism can be reduced to one essential law, "Do what thou wilt." Contrary to the deceptive stereotype, no Black Masses or wild sex rituals are necessary to be a follower of Satan. Simply deny the love and authority of God by living your life the way you want to. You can even be religious, attend church regularly, tithe, perform good works. If it's a religion based upon your own terms, you are still comfortably fulfilling the dictates of Satan's most primary law, "Do what thou wilt." How ironic that men like Crowley and LaVey could understand better than most people who attend church the true root of sin and the essential dualality that divides asunder the whole of mankind. Each of us is ultimately given a choice upon which hangs the weight of eternity. We can go our own way, and remain forever lost, or we can reach out to the one who is the way, the truth, and the light. To use an analogy, if what we believe is the music, and what we do is the dance, we can in the words of Billy Idol, "Dance with ourselves", remaining dead in our sins, following the ways of this world and ruler Satan, gratifying the cravings of our sinful nature, following its desires and its thoughts, being by nature children of wrath. (Eph 2:2-3) But the other alternative is to turn our ears to heaven's music, to allow God to teach us a new dance, a new way of living our lives. All of us would like to be able to be our own gods, our own redeemers. The problem is that we're not able to do it. God didn't design us that way. He designed us to live in relationship to Him, but our sins have separated us from God. So God made a way out. He sent His only begotten Son to die on the cross for our sins so that through Him, we can be reunited with God. Scripture gives us a clear choice. It says that the mind set upon the flesh, upon doing our own thing, is death, but the mind that's set upon the Spirit, the heart that wants to live for God, will find life, and peace."... 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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