We are going to take you on stage - back stage - and into the lives of the rockers. We will examine their lyrics - and how the captivating tonal elements in the music are fitted together. We will discover why rock music affects people so powerfully - and how it changes those who play it and listen to it.
We will learn what makes rock so captivating to the senses - and listen to men and women who tell how it changed their lives. We will also discover how it originated 3,000 years ago - and the purpose it has been used for ever since. We will learn when and how it penetrated Christian churches - and what has happened to them since.
We will read about how 280 rock stars died and what killed them. —It is all here - the whole story of Rock Music and related musical forms - and the demonic forces behind the scenes, capturing and destroying human beings.
The following appeal was given by a young man, at an international Christian assembly, to church leaders, pastors, and youth leaders representing ninety Christian organizations. They were asked to wake up to the devastation that rock music is having on the youth of the churches:
"Back then, it wasn't a question of whether the music was right or wrong, because that did not matter to me. Somebody could come to me and say, 'This worldly music that you have now given yourself over to is wrong.' However, I could not agree with him, because I had to listen to it. I had no choice . .
"After years of rebellion and doing things that were very damaging to myself and to those around me, I finally got back under my parents' authority and God's plan for music.
"I saw that rock music, rebellion, and immorality were hooked together, and that only when you get rid of the wrong music can you get rid of the immoral desires and wrong feelings to which I was in bondage.
"As I talk with others about music, they tend to argue, just as I did. However, when it comes right down to it, I can look them in the eye and say, 'Are you experiencing victory in your life morally?' After talking to hundreds that listen to this music, not one has said to me, 'Yes.'
"I bring you a plea, a cry from my generation, from the generation that was brought up in this music, and for the next generation that is coming along,—stop this music! Help us! Or a moral decay will overwhelm us—such as we have never known before!"—David Hill, testimony presented to a gathering of Christian pastors and youth leaders, at a Co-Mission Christian Conference, at the Moody Bible Institute, March 30, 1992.
"For even hereunto were ye called: because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye should follow His steps."—1 Peter 2:21
"Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: Who, being In the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: But made Himself of no reputation, and took upon Him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men: And being found in fashion as a man, He humbled Himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross."—Philippians 2:5-8
"Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God. For consider Him that endured such contradiction of sinners against Himself, lest ye be wearied and faint in your minds." —Hebrews 12:2-3
"He that saith he abideth In Him ought himself also so to walk, even as He walked."—1 John 2:6
"Be ye therefore followers of God, as dear children; and walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us, and hath given Himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweet smelling savour."—Ephesians 5:1-2
"If ye abide in Me, and My words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will . . Herein is My Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit."—John 15:7-8