CHEETAH is one of the big magazines aimed at teenagers. It quotes a New York musician as saying, “If the establishment knew what today’s popular music is saying, not what the words are saying, but what the music itself is saying, they wouldn’t just turn their thumbs down it; they’d ban it. They’d smash all the records and arrest anyone who would try to play it!” That was said by one of the leading New York City musicians. Anybody that knows anything about music knows that the music itself carries a message.
Frank Zappa, leader of a rock group called “Mothers of Invention” said, “The loud sounds and the bright lights of today are tremendous indoctrination tools. It is possible to modify the human chemical structure with the right combination of frequencies. If the right kind of beat makes you tap your foot, what kind of beat makes you curl your fist and strike?” Zappa, whose group has recorded some “lollapaloozers” in the fields of sex, drugs, and revolution, knows what he’s talking about despite his mangy bear, long hair, and hippie costume; he has a master’s degree in music.
Fifty years ago Lenin stood before a Communist Youth League and said, “We’ll have to change the culture of a nation if it is to go communistic.” Nine years later (about forty years ago) a department was formed by the communist government in Russia to infiltrate America with what we have facing us now!
Such atheists as Madeline Murray O’Hare have taken cases to the Supreme Court, which has taken the Bible and prayer from our public schools; yet, under the guise of freedom, traitors are allowed to speak on our college campuses. We have become a nation that allows someone to flaunt God and shout in our faces, “I’m going to kill you,” while we say, “You’re ‘free’ to do it.” They appear on our television stations speaking in the name of peace, make light of the Bible, deny God, and talk about free love while we say, “Freedom.” I wish they’d put more television cameras on places like Bob Jones University where girls have to wear their dresses down to their knees and decency prevails. I’m an American citizen who thinks that when a person uses an American flag to wash his car, he ought to be put in the penitentiary! I’m an American who thinks if a man says he’s going to break our laws, burn our buildings, and destroy our society, we ought to put him in prison before he does it. I’m an American who says when a man kills seven nurses in cold-blooded murder, it shouldn’t take a quarter of a century to make him pay for his crime. I’m an American who still believes in capital punishment because the Bible teaches it!
It is time some preachers got angry at what Satan is doing TODAY. We must get back to decency. Rock music is ruining our young people and overwhelming our country with communism. What can we do about it? Here is what we must do:
- Teenagers, destroy every record, picture, and magazine you have that has anything to do with these revolutionary singing groups. Don’t give them away. Burn them! Break them! Destroy them!
- Parents, don’t allow such music to be played in your home. I mean, do not even allow it on your television screen!
- Do not allow Gospel words sung to a jungle beat.
- Do not just take away the bad music, but put good music in your home.
Recently I listened to good music as I went to sleep. I’d wake up again, listen to music awhile, and go back to sleep. I found myself wanting to sleep and wanting to wake up both because I wanted to hear the music. Do you know what? I slept better. I was refreshed the next morning. Good music will do something for you. Play good music on your radio. Be sure that the music you play doesn’t have the jungle beat that is dedicated to the destruction of the morals of your children and the freedom that your children enjoy.
Some of you will rebel against what I’ve preached, and you’ll walk out those doors criticizing me at the expense of your own children! You’ll let your little darlings have their own way, listen to rock, and follow the suggestions of the words and music, but you wait! You will regret it later. I know of families who have walked out after a sermon like this criticizing the Preacher and the message in front of their children. Now they wish they hadn’t done it. “Preacher hash” for a midnight snack doesn’t hurt me one bit, but it really does hurt your children.
In Jesus’ name, sing “psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord” (Colossians 3:16) while you are “speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns, and spiritual songs, spiritual songs, singing, and making melody in your heart to the Lord.” (Ephesians 5:19)
Kay’s note: I hate the lyrics to the theme song from Frozen. Adults may understand the context of the words no wrong, no right, no rules, but children just hear the words. It sends the message that we have the freedom to do as we please and no one has the right to tell us we are wrong. The Bible clearly tells us that there is a right and a wrong; there are rules. When we don’t follow the rules we pay the consequences of our poor choices. Look at all of the single moms trying to raise kids on their own, struggling to make ends meet. Their kids (regardless of race or ethnicity) often end up in gangs because they have no relationship with that single parent because the parent is working so hard. The child, needing acceptance wherever he/she can find it, may end up in a gang, or selling drugs to try to help with the family finances. No consequences? No right or wrong? Look around you, people. Wake up and smell the waste and refuse of destroyed lives. And don’t blame God for the problems when He gave you the rules (start with the Ten Commandments, then read the rest of the Bible), and you chose to go your own way.