Christian Music’s latest "rock-gods" are the metal-rap-rockers called P.O.D.
Sporting heavily tattooed and pierced bodies, P.O.D. has completely destroyed
any remaining fragments of Biblical walls of Christian separation, gospel and
convictions. P.O.D has subtilty introduced and indoctrinated Christian young
people to a false, anti-Jesus, religion.
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Before I get started, let me emphasize just how popular P.O.D. is. Their
album Fundamental Elements of Southtown (released Aug. 24, 1999) went
platinum in two years. Their recent album Satellite (released Sept. 11,
2001) in just four weeks went platinum. In case you don't know — to receive
platinum status — a record must sell a million copies. So we're dealing with a
very popular band. And the great majority of their fans are Christian young
In this article, we’ll clearly document, P.O.D.:
Disobey the clear teachings of the Bible.
Pervert the Lord Jesus Christ.
Use filthy profanity in their speech.
Proudly admit to drinking alcoholic beverages.
Fellowship and promote openly wicked, vulgar and satanic music.
Corrupt the pure teachings of Jesus Christ with the false religion of
Attack Bible Believing Christians and Christianity.
Because of the seriousness and spiritual danger of P.O.D., this is a lengthy
and detailed article. I would encourage you, very strongly, especially young
people, parents or pastors of young people, who are listening to P.O.D. and
today’s Christian Rock, to take the time and read it thoroughly and prayerfully.
We’ve tried to be honest, but plain and straight forward (2 Cor. 3.12, Matt.
5:37). We’ve documented our material.
It breaks my heart to see so many Christian young people so deceived and
following these groups and their music. And P.O.D. are not alone – there are
many such groups polluting so-called Christian music.
For some Christians this material will not be easy to digest. In fact, it
will be very hard to read, and even harder to take action. For some it will make
you angry – angry at me for telling you the truth. But as the Apostle Paul said
to the Galatians:
"Am I therefore become your enemy, because I tell you the truth?"
One of the primary purposes of music is to "teach and admonish one another":
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.
I am frightened when I look out on the horizon of today’s Christianity and
see openly rebellious and disobedient groups such as P.O.D., "teaching and
admonishing" our young people. There are very few voices speaking out against
the corruption in today’s Christian music – most are promoting and praising it.
If the Lord Jesus Christ, does not come back very soon – with the perversion,
corruption, tolerance, and lack of spiritual discernment being taught in today’s
Christian music, how in the world will the Christian young people of tomorrow,
be able to "quench all the fiery darts of the wicked." (Ephesians 6:16)
If you are a Christian that loves the Lord Jesus Christ and your desire is to
live for Him – before you begin reading this article – please pray and ask the
Lord if He would help you discern the truth. He promised He would:
7 Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it
shall be opened unto you:
8 For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him
that knocketh it shall be opened.