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Sunday, February 27, 2005

In his Christian Rock: Blessing or Blasphemy? Terry Watkins discusses Christian pop music and its place in Christianity. His exploration of the popular Christian group dc Talk is particularly revealing:

On their album "Free At Last", [dc Talk] do a cover of the Doobie Brother's song (in case you don't know — a "doobie" is a marijuana joint) "Jesus is Just Alright".(to (sic)DC (sic) Talk Jesus is "still alright") Webster defines "all right" as 1) well enough 2) satisfactory (Webster's New Collegiate Dictionary, 1977 p. 31)

Let's get something straight dc Talk! Jesus Christ is not "alright"! Jesus Christ is NOT 1) well enough 2) and satisfactory! Jesus Christ is the Lord of Lords and the King of Kings!

DC Talk's newest release is called "Jesus Freak". In Music News, April, 1996, Toby McKeehan,(sic) says:

"'Jesus Freak' is obviously a throw back phrase. It was a negative phrase back in the late sixties, and early seventies. If you were a 'Jesus Freak', that was people talking down to you. We've chosen to take the OPPOSITE approach and say that, that's something to be happy about. The word freak, I actually looked it up in the dictionary as I was writing the song. The third definition in the copy of Webster's I have says the word freak is a noun, an ardent enthusiast. It simply says you're a sports freak, it just means you love sports, your an ardent enthusiast. You can label us Jesus freaks."

Why is it when these so-called CHRISTian groups do mention the name of Jesus it's in a degrading and mocking manner! Trying to degrade the wonderful name of the Lord Jesus Christ into a "freak".

The Jesus DC Talk "raps" is a hip-hopping, rapping, groovy, "just alright" — FREAK!


The Jesus Christ of the Bible is NOT a hip-hopping, groovy, "just alright" — FREAK!

Quit sacrificing your children like "innocent lambs to the slaughter" to these C-rock "stars" "which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves!" (Matt 7:15)

You say, but these Contemporary Christian Music stars say they're serving the Lord! They sound so sincere!

Do you know who said the following?

"If we continue on this path, respectable, industrious and honest, if we fulfill our duty faithfully, it is my conviction, the Lord God will continually help us in the future. He will not leave respectable people in the lurch indefinitely. He may test them, but in the end He lets His sun shine upon them and gives them His blessing."

Billy Graham? Jack Van Impe? Billy Sunday? Dwight Moody?

All I can say is that I'm pleased that someone is finally putting out the word that dc Talk is made up of a bunch of baby-eating heathens who hate Jesus.