Rock Music

THE DEVIL'S ADVOCATE

by Terry Watkins

   According to the book, The Emerging Generation, the average
teenager consumes 6 hours a day of rock music! It is their most devoted
companion. It's their teacher, preacher, and guiding light! It dictates
every detail of their life--from what they wear . . . to what they
believe!
Dr. Alan Bloom, (The Closing of the American Mind, p.68)
writes, 'It is their passion; nothing else excites them as it does; they
cannot take seriously anything alien to music.'
Rock music is more
than just music -- IT'S THEIR LIFE!

   I want to take you on a tour through today's rock music. And if you
think rock is still-- 'I Want to Hold Your Hand' --you're in for the
shock of your life!
Homosexual rock star, David Bowie in Rolling
Stone
magazine (Feb. 12, 1976), stunned the music world, when he
stated, "Rock has always been THE DEVIL'S MUSIC . . . I believe rock
& roll is dangerous . . . I feel we're only heralding SOMETHING EVEN
DARKER THAN OURSELVES
."

   Something dark and evil is slithering under the ROCK!

   In the song, 'The Conjuring', by Megadeth, the REAL mission of rock
is clearly heard: "I AM THE DEVIL'S ADVOCATE/ A SALESMAN, if you
will . . . Come join me in my INFERNAL DEPTHS . . . I've got your soul!"

At the end of the song -- they chant 'OBEY'!

   The super group, Metallica, in the song 'Jump In the Fire', com-
mands young people to jump into hell: "Follow me now my child . . . DO
JUST AS I SAY
. . . Jump by your will or be taken by force/ I'll get you
either way . . . So reach down grab my hand . . . COME HOME WHERE
YOU BELONG/ So come on JUMP IN THE FIRE."

   In the cover song, 'The Prince', Metallica openly sing: "Angel from below . . . I WISH TO SELL MY SOUL . . . DEVIL TAKE MY SOUL/ with diamonds you repay/ I don't care for heaven/ so don't you look for me to cry/ AND I WILL BURN IN HELL/ from the day I die."

   Twisted Sister sings, 'Burn in Hell': "Welcome to the abandoned land/ COME ON IN CHILD, TAKE MY HAND . . . As you go down, down, down/ YOU'RE GONNA BURN IN HELL!"

   Bon Jovi sings in 'Homebound Train': "When I was just a boy/ THE DEVIL TOOK MY HAND . . . I'm going DOWN, DOWN, DOWN/ On the homebound train." In Smash Hits magazine, Bon Jovi says, ". . . I'd kill my mother for rock & roll. I WOULD SELL MY SOUL."

   So would Tommy Sullivan of New Jersey -- AND TOMMY DID! Tommy, your typical, All-American, fourteen-year-old, one Saturday night, slit his mother's throat, and then gouged her eyes out. Tommy then slashed his wrists and cut his throat from ear-to-ear, with an intensity that nearly decapitated him. Mayor Fran Slayton said, "There's just something that's bothering me about this situation. It bothers me that a good kid like that can go in two weeks." Tommy's father said, all week his son had been singing a ROCK SONG, 'about blood and killing your mother.'

   Dr. Paul King, medical director of the adolescent program at Charter Lakeside Hospital, in Memphis, Tennessee, says more than 80 percent of his patients are there because of rock music. He says, 'the lyrics become a philosophy of life, a RELIGION.'

   One of the most popular groups in rock history is Slayer. Slayer sing of themselves, as, 'Warriors from the gates of hell . . . In lord Satan we trust.' Slayer's albums sell in the millions! And song after song-- IS PRAISE TO SATAN! Their song 'Hell Awaits' says, 'Jesus knows your soul cannot be saved/ CRUCIFY THE SO CALLED LORD/ He soon shall fall to me/ Your souls are damned/ your God has fell to slave for me eternally/ Hell awaits.' The beginning of their song 'Hell Awaits' contains an obvious backwards message. When played forward, nothing but garbled noise is heard, but when played backwards -- you hear the real message -- 'JOIN US, JOIN US, JOIN US'!

   Does this music effect young people? A Slayer fan writes in Spin magazine (May 1989), 'I hate your God, Jesus Christ. SATAN IS MY LORD. I sacrifice animals for him. My god is Slayer. Its THE WORDS of their music I BELIEVE IN.'

   The group Acheron, has an album titled, 'The Rites of the Black Mass'. On the album Peter Gilmore, of the Church of Satan, actually reads the rites of a Black Mass, as the group Acheron, in hellish growls, sings such lyrics as: 'Glory to thee almighty Satan . . . We praise thee, we bless thee, WE ADORE THEE . . . THOU ART LORD, THOU ALONE, OH MIGHTY SATAN.'

   The group Manowar, sings in 'The Bridge of Death': 'Dark Lord, I summon thee/ demanding the sacred right to burn in hell . . . take my lustful soul/ Drink my blood as I drink yours . . . LUCIFER IS KING/ PRAISE SATAN!'

   The group Morbid Angel, sings in 'Vengeance in Mine': "Mote it be/ Satan's sword I have become . . . I burn with hate/ TO RID THE WORLD OF THE NAZARENE!" And to commit the ultimate blasphemy -- they sing in the song 'Blasphemy': 'Chant the blasphemy/ Mockery of the Messiah/ WE CURSE THE HOLY GHOST . . . Blaspheme the Ghost/ BLASPHEMY OF THE HOLY GHOST.' Trey Azagthoh of Morbid Angel claims to be a REAL vampire, and while playing onstage -- he actually bites himself and then drinks his own blood!

   The song 'Stairway to Heaven' by the group Led Zeppelin is the most popular song in rock history. One line of the song, says, 'you know sometimes words have TWO MEANINGS.' They should know -- the song is drenched in satanic backmasking! One part when played backwards, you clearly hear: "IT'S MY SWEET SATAN . . . Oh I will sing because I live with Satan." This is the number one song in rock history! Just a coincidence--not hardly! Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin is a devout follower of satanist, Aliester Crowley. One of Crowley's teachings, learn to cast unsuspecting spells on people by talking and singing BACKWARDS! Zeppelin's song 'Houses of the Holy', they sing, "Let the music be YOUR MASTER/ Will you heed the master's call/ Oh, Satan . . ."

   One of the top songs of the 70's was 'Hotel California' by the
Eagles.   Most people have no idea the song refers to the Church of Satan, which happens to be located in a converted HOTEL on CALIFORNIA street! On the inside of the album cover, looking down on the festivities, is Anton Lavey, the founder of the Church of Satan and author of the Satanic Bible! The Eagles manager, Larry Salter, admitted in the Waco Tribune-Herald, (Feb. 28, 1982) the Eagles were involved with the Church of Satan! One of the Eagles's songs is titled 'Have A Good Day in Hell.'

   The group Kiss leaped on stage as demons -- puking blood, breathing fire and screaming -- "God of rock'n roll, we'll steal your virgin soul." In their song 'God of Thunder', they command young people to kneel before Satan: "I'm lord of the wasteland, a modern day man of steel/ I gather darkness to please me/ and I COMMAND YOU TO KNEEL/ Before, The God of thunder, the god of rock'n roll/ I'LL STEAL YOUR VIRGIN SOUL!"

   Female rocker, Kat sings in the Simon-Says parody called, 'Satan Says': "Hi, boys and girls!/ We're going to play a game called Satan says! . . . We're going to do everything that Satan says, Right? . . . Satan says, Follow me!/ SATAN SAYS, GO TO HELL!"

   The group Bow Wow Wow, in their song 'Prince of Darkness', openly give an invitation to receive Satan, as they sing: 'So open the door and LET SATAN IN, The Prince of Darkness.'

   The group Sad Iron, sings, 'We All Praise the Devil': "We all praise the devil/ He is so fine/ We all praise the devil/ Till the day we'll die!"

   The group W.A.S.P., who proudly admit W.A.S.P. stands for We Are Sex Perverts, sing in 'Sleeping in the Fire': "Taste the LOVE, THE LUCIFER'S MAGIC that makes you numb/ You feel what it does and you're drunk on LOVE/ YOU'RE SLEEPING IN THE FIRE!" During their concerts, WASP would throw hunks of raw meat out in the audience and young people in a demonic frenzy, would actually eat the raw meat like a wild animal! On the back of their album reads, 'The gods you worship are steel, AT THE ALTAR OF ROCK AND ROLL YOU KNEEL.'

   Motley Crue sings in 'Wild Side': "I carry my crucifix, under my deathlist/ forward my mail to me IN HELL . . . OUR FATHER, WHO AIN'T IN HEAVEN/ Be thy name on the wild side."

   The group Black Sabbath have given invitations during their concerts for young people to receive Satan. One of their albums, is truthfully titled, "We Sold Our Soul for Rock'n Roll". Their song N.I.B. (Nativity In Black) is one of the most openly satanic songs ever recorded. It is a love-song from Lucifer, in which Lucifer invites the listener to 'love him': "Some people say MY LOVE cannot be true/ please believe me, MY LOVE, and I'll show you/ I will give you those things you thought unreal . . . YOUR LOVE FOR ME has just got to be real . . . Look into my eyes, you will see who I am/ MY NAME IS LUCIFER, PLEASE TAKE MY HAND!"

   One of the most popular groups in rock is AC/DC. In the song, 'Hells Bells', they sing, "I got my bell/ I'm gonna take you to hell/ I'm gonna get ya/ SATAN GET YA" Their song 'Highway to Hell' says: "Ain't nothing I would rather do/ GOIN' DOWN, PARTY TIME/ My friends are gonna be there too . . . Hey Satan, paid my
dues . . . I'm on the way to the promised land/ I'm on the HIGHWAY TO HELL."
The satanist, Richard Ramirez, known as the 'Night Stalker', who terrorized California, claims AC/DC's song 'Night Prowler' compelled him to murder and sacrifice at least 14 people to Satan!

   The group Suicidal Tendencies, whose songs glorify suicide and have been linked to teen suicides, reveal a frightening truth in the song 'Possessed': "I'M A PRISONER OF A DEMON . . . It stays
with me wherever I go/ I can't break away from its hold/ This must be my punishment/ FOR SELLING MY SOUL!"

   The group Unleashed, in the song 'Crush the Skull', blatantly sing of their hatred of Jesus Christ: 'I gaze into his glassy eyes/ and pluck him by the beard/ I uplift a broadaxe/ and split open HIS WORM EATEN SKULL/ Crush the skull -- Sacrifice/ Crush the skull--DIE CHRIST!' Where did they get such disgusting lyrics? Straight out of the Satanic Bible -- Book of Satan 1:10!

   Pink Floyd sings, in the song 'Sheep', 'The Lord is my
shepherd, I shall not want . . . With bright knives he RELEASETH
MY SOUL
/ He maketh me to hang on hooks in high places . . . For
lo, he hath great power and GREAT HUNGER.'
Their song,
'Lucifer Sam', they sing: 'LUCIFER Sam . . . Always sitting by your
side/ Always by your side.'

   The group Possessed, in the suicide song, 'No Will To Live' sing: 'Drink the blood from my chalice/ Come to hell and my palace . . . Take you to the evil land . . . You can only live by death/ WORSHIP SATAN WITH THE REST!' In their song 'Tribulation', they proclaim their love for Satan as they sing: 'IN LOVE WITH SATAN.'

   The song, 'The Oath' by Mercyful Fate, is the actual oath a satanist takes during a Black Mass ritual! Some of the lyrics: 'I DENY JESUS CHRIST, THE DECEIVER/ and I abjure the Christian faith/ holding in contempt all of its works . . . in this world I swear to give my full allegiance, to its lawful master/ TO WORSHIP HIM, OUR LORD SATAN, AND NO OTHER!'

   The song 'Sympathy for the Devil' by the Rolling Stones, is the official anthem for the Church of Satan. In it, Lucifer speaks in the first person and asks sympathy for all who meet him! Lead singer, Mick Jagger claims that Anton Lavey, the founder of the Church of Satan and author of the Satanic Bible, help inspire their music! Their album titled, 'Their Satanic Majesties Request', leaves no doubt to their allegiance!

   The group Venom reveal the real reason for their music, as they sing:
"We're not here to entertain you . . . I PREACH THE WAYS OF SATAN/
Answer to his calls!"
Their song 'Possessed', they sing, "I am possessed
by all that is evil/ The death of your God, I demand . . . AND SIT AT
LORD SATAN'S LEFT HAND!"

   These are the most popular groups in the world! And these are not isolated cases! These are just a drop in the bucket! This is dangerous and serious satanic worship -- and rock music is filled with it!

   When you consider, the average young person ingests 6 hours a day of this--what do you think this music is doing? According to the book, Satanism in America, which is endorsed by the National Criminal Justice Task Force on Occult Related Ritualistic Crimes, hard-core Satanism is, "the fastest-growing subculture among America's TEENS." Studies taken by the Georgia Police Academy revealed -- 90% of those involved in satanism are TEENAGERS! Television personality, Geraldo Rivera, who explored the terrifying rise of Satanism said, "It exists AND IT'S FLOURISHING. IT IS TEENAGERS who are most likely to fall under the spell of satanism."

   How serious are they? At the 1992 MTV Awards, the group Red Hot Chili Peppers, upon receiving their award and giving thanks, said, 'FIRST OF ALL we want to thank Satan . . .'

   These groups know perfectly well who they're serving and they are TOTALLY DEDICATED to their god! In Hit Parader magazine, Bruce Dickinson of Iron Maiden, says, "We can play with CONVICTION every night, because we TOTALLY BELIEVE in the music we're performing." Like Iron Maiden's, song 'The Number of the Beast', in which they direct young people to take the Mark of the Beast: '666 the Number of the Beast/ 666 THE ONE FOR YOU AND ME!'

   The group Deicide, whose name means 'death of God', sing of their devotion in the song 'In Hell I Burn': 'In Hell I burn, no questions remain/ In hell I burn for Satan.' Their song, 'Oblivious To Evil' describes a satanic human sacrifice. It begins with an invitation to 'join us': 'Join us . . . Sacrifice of the unborn child/ Enter the kingdom of darkness/ Sodomized for the ritual . . .
Infernal majesty, take this dead offering.'
Vocalist Glen Benton, displaying his complete devotion to Satan, has an upside down cross actually branded into his forehead!

   The group Coven, sings in 'Burn the Cross': 'Son of God repent your sins/ And pledge your soul to hell/ Pray that Satan will forgive/ Once your God has failed . . . YOUR GOD IS DEAD
and now you die/ SATAN RULES AT LAST!'
To show their burning hatred of Jesus Christ, and blaspheme His death on the cross, they sing 'Christsycle': "If you're looking for a Saviour/ Then I've got the trick/ Christsycle/ SALVATION ON A STICK."

   The popular group, Danzig in their song, 'Snakes of Christ', sings their hatred for Jesus Christ, 'SERPENT JESUS, SNAKES OF CHRIST/ gonna build you a world of lies.' Inside the album is proudly quoted, John 8:44, "Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do." One of their logos is a demon strangling Jesus Christ with blood gushing from His eyes! Johnny Cash, has included on his latest album -- a song written by satanist Glenn Danzig! And Johnny Cash has the audacity to call himself a Christian!

"These shall make war with the Lamb...."   Rev. 17:14

One subject that echos throughout rock is an attack upon Jesus Christ.   Not Buddha.   Not Mohammed.   Not Allah.
-- Only Jesus!   Isn't that odd?   Why?   He's the Right One!   And the Only One!   And Satan knows it!   Do you?

"I don't need Jesus Christ superstar."
      "(Don't Need) Religion"
by Motorhead

"The Nazarene will fester in hell!"
      "Fight With the Beast"
by Onslaught

"Are we saved by the words of bastard saints?"
      "Quicksand Jesus"
by Skid Row

"Like I need to be saved, In your Jesus Christ pose."
      "Jesus Christ Pose"
by Soundgarden

"Jesus don't ya git tired of turnin' tricks..."
      "Right Next Door to Hell"
by Guns N Roses

"Cursed Nazarene! Do nothing king...
Oh infernal majesty, condemn him to the pit evermore..."

      "Cursed Nazarene"
by Acheron

"Bastard son, your saving grace..."
      "Potters Field"
by Anthrax

"Deny resurrection, behead the Nazarene Son..."
      "Behead the Prophet"
by Deicide

"Looking down the cross bleeding from the crown...
Kill the king of the world to be."

      "Look Down At The Cross"
by Megadeth

"Your Saviour Jesus was lost when he was nailed to the cross,
There is no truth to the Holy Cross."

      "No Believers"
by Sacred Reich

"If Jesus saves, well he'd better save himself."
      "Hymn 43"
by Jethro Tull

"Jesus Christ, deny your maker."
      "Man in the Box"
by Alice in Chains

"I am the anti-Christ..."
      "Anarchy in the U.K."
by Rod Stewart

"I'll heal your wounds, I'll set you free,
I'm Jesus Christ on Ecstasy."

      "Suck"
by Nine Inch Nails

"Broken down Jesus with a taste for trash..."
      "U.V. Ray"
by The Jesus and Mary Chain

"Jesus Christ, why don't you come save my life now...
He has needs, like I do. We both want to rape you."

      "Opiate"
by Tool

"The Father, the Son, and Holy Ghost.
Is just somebody's unholy hoax."

      "Dear God"
by XTC

"My Head Hurts, My Feet Stink & I Don't Love Jesus"
      Jimmy Buffet

   Friend, the facts speak loud and clear! Satan is alive and
well!
To think for one second, this music is accident or trivial, is
ridiculous! From the attack on Jesus Christ, to glorifica-
tion of Hell and Satan--there is a evil and guiding hand!

There is no logical or rational explanation for such lyrics --
besides the obvious influence of Satan! And one clear message is
heard-- SATAN IS AFTER YOUR SOUL! HE WANTS YOU TO
BURN IN HELL!

   Friend, there is only ONE WAY out of Hell - THE LORD JESUS
CHRIST!
Jesus says in John 14:6, "I am the way, the truth, and
the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me."

Friend, as sure as you live and breathe--if you die without Jesus
Christ-- YOU WILL BE IN HELL! IN FLAMES! (Luke 16:24) IN
TORMENT! (Luke 16:24) EVERLASTING! (Matt. 25:41)

   Friend, I want to ask you the most important question in
your life:
Have you ever prayed and received Jesus Christ, and
Him alone, as your personal Saviour? Maybe you don't listen to rock
music. You may be the best person in your neighborhood. You may
even be a faithful church member. But, the Bible is very clear.
Jesus Christ, says, in Matthew 12:30, "He that is not with me is
against me...."
  When you say no to Jesus -- you say yes to
Satan! Yes, Satan, I'll follow you! I'll see you in Hell! And friend,
that's a very serious thing to do!

   Jesus Christ loved you so much that He died on a cross nearly
2,000 years ago--He did that for YOU!   And now, friend-- the
next move is YOURS.
  Jesus or Satan.   Heaven or Hell.

THE CHOICE IS YOURS!

   You can be saved this minute.   Pray this prayer and mean
it with all your heart.   Lord Jesus, I know that I am a sinner, and unless
you save me I am lost forever.   I believe you died on the cross for
me.   I come to you now, in repentance and faith, and ask you to save me.
I now receive you as my Saviour.   In Jesus Christ's name.   Amen.

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