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P.O.D. AND THE WORKS OF DARKNESS

Used with permission by Terry Watkins
www.av1611.org


The Bible is crystal clear in Ephesians 5:11 – we’re to have NO fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them!

"And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them."
Ephesians 5:11

Again, the Bible in 2 Corinthians 6:14-17, commands a Christian to have no fellowship with unrighteousness. We’re to "come out from among them, and be ye separate"

14 Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness?
15 And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel?
16 And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.
17 Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you,
2 Corinthians 6:14-17

And yet, P.O.D. (and other CCM artists) fellowship, perform, promote and praise some of the most ungodly, blasphemous, vulgar and openly anti-Christ performers in history!


P.O.D. AND MARILYN MANSON


One of the most blasphemous, anti-Christian rockers to ever crawl out from under the "rock" is Marilyn Manson. Manson, an officially, ordained "reverend" in the Church of Satan, mutilates himself on stage (1 Kings 18:28), rips-up the Holy Bible, and spews "blasphemies" against the Lord Jesus Christ. Manson’s T-Shirts declare, "KILL YOUR PARENTS" & "I ♥ SATAN". Manson’s latest album of blasphemy is "Holy Wood" displaying Manson mocking the crucifixion of the Lord Jesus Christ.

Marilyn Manson, proudly boasts:

"Hopefully, I’ll be remembered as the person who brought an end to Christianity." (Spin, August 1996, p. 34)

Manson’s "hope" for Antichrist Superstar,:

"I think every time people listen to this new album maybe God will be destroyed in their heads. . ." (huH, Oct. 1996, p.37)

Manson admits his childhood longing for Satan:

"My mom used to tell me when I was a kid, ‘If you curse at nighttime, the devil’s going to come to you when you’re sleeping.’ I used to get excited because I really wanted it to happen . . . I wanted it. I wanted it more than anything . . ."(Rolling Stone, January, 23, 1997 p.52)

Manson’s "blasphemy" is not just an act. Manson readily admitts there's more to the show than meets the eye:

"I don’t know if anyone has really understood what we’re trying to do. This isn’t just about shock value . . . that’s just there to lure the people in. Once we’ve got ‘em we can give ‘em our MESSAGE. (Hit Parader, Oct. 1996, p.28)

One of Marilyn Manson's blasphemous t-shirts has a three-headed picture of the Lord Jesus Christ. Underneath the picture reads: "see no truth, hear no truth, speak no truth". The back of the shirt is the word "BELIEVE" with LIE highlighted to say the Lord Jesus Christ is a LIE! (See Picture on RIGHT.)

Another Manson "kill" shirt reads in LARGE red letters — KILL GOD, KILL YOUR MOM & DAD, KILL YOURSELF. In smaller, harder-to-read letters, the shirt reads:

"Warning, the music of Marilyn Manson contains messages that will KILL GOD In your impressionable teenage mind, as a result you could be convinced to KILL YOUR MOM & DAD, And eventually in an act of hopeless Rock and Roll behaviour you will KILL YOURSELF. Please burn your records while there is still hope". (See Picture on LEFT.)

When Manson, an ordained Satanic priest, whose self-professed ambition is to "destroy Christianity", puts together a compilation album of satanism, blasphemy, vulgarity and perversion, for the movie "Book of Shadows Blair Witch 2" — Guess what — Manson chooses Christian rockers P.O.D. and Project 86!

"Book of Shadows Blair Witch 2" was the product of Manson’s record company Posthuman. Marilyn Manson, himself, was the executive producer! And Manson, who has a vicious, hatred for Christianity and the Lord Jesus Christ, chooses two Christian rockers! As the old timers say, "that dog ain’t gonna hunt".

Here’s some of the other "Manson ordained" songs on the Blair Witch 2 album, joining P.O.D. and Project 86:

In the song, "The Reckoning", the group Godhead, sings:

Come to me
Kill for me
Worship me
Follow everything I do
As you bow before me

On Shoutweb, Jason of Godhead was asked about the meaning of "The Reckoning":

Shoutweb: A lot of fans are really curious about "The Reckoning", where it came from, how it started out, etc. What's the story behind the song? How did it kind of progress?
Jason: Well the lyrics are really inspired by... You could say I'm assuming the role of the devil and trying to entice people into sin.
(http://www.shoutweb.com/interviews/godhead0301.phtml)

The song is literally Satan calling for young people to "worship" and "kill" for him!

Let me ask you a question . . .

What about the Christian young people that buy the "Book of Shadows Blair Witch 2" because their favorite Christian bands, P.O.D. and Project 86, are on it? And their mind is infiltrated with satanic, filthy lyrics, that according to Godhead – whose purpose is "to entice people into sin". And they even admit they are "assuming the role of the devil"!

And don’t tell me Christian young people don’t purchase these satanic, secular records because they do! I’ve talked to many that think "it’s cool" that P.O.D. is on the album!

In the song "Goodbye Lament" by Iommi, they sing: "Goodbye Faith, I swear I won't believe!"

The song "Suicide Is Painless", Manson sings:

The game of life is hard to play
I'm gonna lose it anyway
The losing card I'll someday lay
So this is all I have to say.
Suicide is painless

The song "Arc Arsenal" by At The Drive, sing of cannibalism – "have you ever tasted skin"

The Book of Shadows Blair Witch 2 album is saturated with the "f-word" and other filthy, vulgar, profanity, splattered throughout.

Some other rockers on the Blair Witch album are Rob Zombie, System of a Down Mind, Slaves on Dope, Death in Vegas and others.

And Christians say to me, "Wouldn’t you want your kids listening to P.O.D. rather than Marilyn Manson?" Hey, there’s not much difference – in fact, you can get them both on The Book of Shadows CD!

"Birds of a feather – flock together"

"Can two walk together, except they be agreed?"
Amos 3:3

Despite Marilyn Manson's hatred for Christianity, ripping up the Holy Bible, and mocking the Lord Jesus Christ, Sonny, of P.O.D. is still not gonna "dog" [criticize] the ordained, "official" reverend in the Church of Satan. But you'll find out later in this article, P.O.D. sure does not mind "dogging" conservative Christians — but an "official" ordained reverend in the Church of Satan, whose goal is to destroy Christianity — NO WAY!

P.O.D.’s not gonna "dog" [criticize] the ordained, "official" reverend in the Church of Satan, Marilyn Manson:

Sonny on Marilyn Manson;
"I don’t wanna dog the guy or say anything that’ll cause chaos."
(Rolling Stone, March 30, 2000 p. 31)

Unbelievably, Sonny, of P.O.D., claims the same people who picket Marilyn Manson concerts picket P.O.D. concerts!

"We get the [Christian] picketers too. The same people who picket Marilyn Manson will be picketing us."
Sonny, P.O.D.
(Guitar World, Nov. 2001, p. 104)

Sonny, of P.O.D. gives his reason for appearing on the Blair Witch album: Now, get this "spiritual" wisdom:

"A lot of times people don’t agree with what we do—‘Why are you on the Blair Witch soundtrack?’ he [Sonny] interrupts himself, mimicking a disappointed inquisitor. ‘Dude, they asked us to put our song with their music. That’s like the devil coming up to the church and asking can he put one of their praise songs on his soundtrack. Why would the church say no?’
Sonny, P.O.D.
(CCM, January 2001, p. 29)

Not hardly, Sonny!

For one thing – THERE IS NO PRAISE TO GOD in P.O.D.’s song — NOWHERE!

And another thing. . . The devil is NOT about to come up to the church and ask can he put one of the church’s praise songs on his soundtrack! The Devil (and Manson, the director of the Blair Witch album) HATE God, HATE the Lord Jesus Christ and OPPOSE anything and everything that lifts up and praises the Lord Jesus Christ!

Here’s some of the lyrics to "Lie Down" by P.O.D. This is P.O.D.’s song which is on the Blair Witch album. Now, can you find any clear PRAISE to the Lord Jesus Christ in this "stuff"?

I lie down, I sleep, when I wake, sustain me
Outkast blast through deception, the tension, your mind collapse
Relapse, the stress of matter, when I shatter like glass
The never seen, the never heard style we bring forth,
Can't ignore, the Four, ripp'n straight when I take your Title,
self, X it out like homicidal
It's vital, to make my flesh be suicidal
We tribal, sing with the Saints, let our spirits fly
Hold down the strong with the power Jah has given I. . .
I lie down, I sleep, when I wake, sustain me

Compare P.O.D.’s "praise" to Godhead’s "praise" — for the devil in the "The Reckoning":

Come to me
Kill for me
Worship me
Follow everything I do
As you bow before me

Which one do you think is clearer? Isn’t it amazing (or a better word would be disgusting) – how these secular, satanic, wicked bands are so open and proud of their god – and how hush-hush, yellow-bellied and ashamed these "so-called" Christian bands are of the Lord Jesus Christ!

A concerned youth minister writes of P.O.D.'s appearance Manson’s Blair Witch soundtrack:

"I’m a youth minister. Am I supposed to be able to recommend this CD to my youth? Does POD’s stamp of approval tell them that the movie is okay to watch? Obviously, I can’t recommend it. What if they come to me and say, "There’s a Christian song in this movie. . .can we go watch it?" It would be nice if I could tell them that P.O.D. recommends that they not buy the CD or watch the movie and that they gave the song away in hope that it would reach the lost.

An interesting twist to this situation: Should Christian artists compile an evangelistic CD and ask Marilyn Manson to include a song so it will reach his fans?

No, but there is something wrong with Christians profiting from evil. (Proverbs 1 immediately comes to mind.) I just don’t understand what their attitude would be like about this CD and movie. Will they be happy if it sells big? It seems doing it for free would allow them to truly witness. If they had nothing to gain from the sale, they would be free to hope it only sold 2 copies. Realistically, money does cloud things.

Another question we might ask is, if Manson is indeed the producer of the CD (as indicated by another post), why would he include a P.O.D. track? At best, he sees no harm (to paganism/Satanism) in it; at worst, he thinks it will benefit him or his causes. Whatever the case, I’m willing to bet that the song itself is harmless to him, which somewhat "darkens" the "LIGHT IN THE DARKNESS" concept.

If the CD sold a million copies, should we (and P.O.D. and all Christians) be excited? If the whole world saw the movie on the first night, should we rejoice that "P.O.D. witnessed to the whole world in one night!" Surely this is preposterous.

Many secular artists don’t mind having a Christian singer join them because they’re not threatened by the lyrics. For the most part, they don’t have to worry about their agenda being threatened by "Christian" lyrics. They’re not out to "convert" anyone. Christians who are singing spiritual music, on the other hand, have a certain agenda - lifting up God and evangelism, basically. It would be silly to have someone come along who has a different viewpoint and/or agenda.

Amen and amen and amen. . .


P.O.D. AND MTV's "RETURN OF THE ROCK"


P.O.D. also appears on MTV’s "The Return of the Rock". The CD cover displays a "devil-red", half-naked, see-through-blouse, "devil-girl", complete with horns, and satanic tail. (We "blacked-out" part of the blouse to make it presentable). The title, "The Return of the Rock" is an obvious, blasphemous take-off on The Return of the Rock – The Lord Jesus Christ.

Some of P.O.D.’s "album-buddies" on "The Return of the Rock":

The vulgar and filthy, Kid Rock sings the song "F—- That" (we can’t even give the title – much less the lyrics!) The "f-word" occurs in Kid Rock’s song included in MTV and POD’s "Return of the Rock" – over 21 times! Kid Rock’s album has the "f-word" (not to mention many other "nasties") over 140 times!

One line of Kid Rock’s song included on MTV and POD’s Return of the Rock, "I'm feelin major torn, cause I wasn't born in a manger". Now, who was born in a manger? A cheap, swipe at the Lord Jesus Christ. . .

In Kid Rock’s song "Abortion", the Kid mocks the Second Coming of Jesus Christ and puts God in a jar:

We are a part of
The second coming of Christ
Its god himself in a jar

Kid Rock sings profanity, wickedness, vulgarity, anti-Christian and blasphemy – one of Kid Rock’s album’s is appropriately titled "Devil Without a Cause"!

P.O.D. was the opening act for the filthy and vulgar Kid Rock at L.A.’s infamous The Roxy club!

And Believe it or not! (and there’s worse from Kid Rock), P.O.D. "thanks" Kid Rock in the CD liner in their album "Fundamental Elements of Southtown"!

Can you imagine the Apostle Paul "thanking" a blasphemous, vulgar, Christ-hating, Kid Rock?

Thank you Kid Rock for your filth and vulgar! Thank you Kid Rock for your blasphemy and mockery of the Lord Jesus Christ! Thank you Kid Rock for corrupting the minds of the youth!

Have you ever read how the Apostle Paul "thanked" Elymas the sorcerer in Acts 13?

9 Then Saul, (who also is called Paul,) filled with the Holy Ghost, set his eyes on him,
10 And said, O full of all subtlety and all mischief, thou child of the devil, thou enemy of all righteousness, wilt thou not cease to pervert the right ways of the Lord?
11 And now, behold, the hand of the Lord is upon thee, and thou shalt be blind, not seeing the sun for a season. And immediately there fell on him a mist and a darkness; and he went about seeking some to lead him by the hand.
Acts 13:9-11

Not surprising, in an interview, Sonny of P.O.D. was asked "point-blank" — "Do you try to set a good example? Do you drink, smoke, do drugs, or swear, for instance?" Sonny’s answer should be a "wake-up call" to any Christian listening to P.O.D. – "those aren’t even issues!"

"Do you try to set a good example? Do you drink, smoke, do drugs, or swear, for instance?
Now, see that’s what I’m talking about. Those aren’t even issues, you know what I mean? But like I said, what if one day I stubbed my toe and said something and all of a sudden somebody said, "Oh my God! He just said the F-word." But it’s like, "Hey dude, I know the word. I’ve said it before." Definitely it can come out, but that’s something that I choose every day not to talk like that."
Sonny, P.O.D.
(www.zianet.com/straightout/pod_press.htm)

"Those aren’t even issues!" It’s not an issue if someone drinks, smokes, takes drugs or swears!

It is an issue to a Christian! It is a SIN! It nailed Jesus Christ to a cross! And you will be judged for it. (1 Cor. 3)

In one interview, Sonny remarks — he can drink if he wants to — he's a grown man and God has given him that freedom.

One interviewer asked me, 'Do you drink?' "Sonny remembers. "I said, "'I don't wanna tell you, "Oh no, I do not drink," because the moment somebody sees me having a wine with my pasta at an Italian restaurant, I'm considered a hypocrite,' So he quoted me as saying, 'Yeah, I like to have a beer!' And all of a sudden, we get all these emails from our fans saying, "I can't believe that Sonny would allow this for the youth!' But I'm a grown man, dawg! I'm 28 years old, I can make those decisions for myself! That is the freedom that God has given you, to make those choices."
Sonny
(Revolver, Mar/Apr 2002, p. 64)

In Circus magazine Traa proudly admitts P.O.D. party and "drink beer".

'Their life is far from boring and everybody who thinks they’re just Bible thumpers without being able to enjoy their lives is wrong. The guys from P.O.D. do know how to party and Traa readily admits that he does like his beer - just like the rest of the band.

Of course we drink beer and we party. You don’t believe how often we get that question. People seem to have the misconception that we spend all our time on our knees praying, but I can assure you, we don’t. If there’s a party, we party!"
Traa, P.O.D.
(Circus, July 2002, p. 22)

Wine is a mocker, strong drink is raging: and whosoever is deceived thereby is not wise.
Proverbs 20:1

What a testimony to our Christian youth. Parent or youth pastor or pastor is that the kind of influence you want for your young people?

Believe me. . . it gets worse.

In another interview, Sonny describes his teenage years as, "which mostly consisted of smoking a lot of pot and hanging around a less-than-savory crowd. . . we smoked a lot of weed you know." (Revolver, Mar/Apr 2002, p. 62)

Now if that wasn't bad enough. . . Sonny says his pot smoking days were the "best of times" and doesn't "regret any of it"!

"Those were the best of times, and I don't regret any of it, because we had some fun."
Sonny
(Revolver, Mar/Apr 2002, p. 62)

What kind of testimony is that to the Christian youth? I don't regret "smoking a lot of pot" and those were the "best of times". Does that not encourage our young people to smoke pot? Hey, Sonny of P.O.D. says "smoking pot" — "it's the best of times".

I don't know what happened to Sonny when he "supposedly" got saved, but my friend I can tell you the "best of times" I've had BY FAR are the years I've known my Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ! And before I got saved I smoked a lot of dope — and I regret EVERY MINUTE OF IT!

I can testify that Jesus Christ gave me a peace and joy, no dope, no high, no earthly thrill can match! I don't see how in the world a Christian, who TRULY knows the Lord Jesus Christ can make such a statement.

Do you believe the Lord Jesus Christ was lieing when He said, He came to give "abundant life"?

John 10:10
". . . I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly."

The Lord Jesus Christ says men shall give account of "every idle word . . . in the day of judgment."

Matthew 12:36
But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment.

Who do you think is right — Sonny of P.O.D. or the Lord Jesus Christ?

Then why do you defend them and listen to them?

Why do you listen to them more, than you listen to the Lord Jesus Christ by reading your Bible? Why do you have more song lyrics memorized in your heart than Bible verses?

P.O.D., practice what they preach, they make no hesitation to use profanity, etc. in interviews:

Traa of P.O.D. and the "f-word" in Guitar World magazine?

An article in Guitar World, quotes Traa of P.O.D. using the "f-word". While commenting on rockstar, Eek-a-Mouse’s height, Traa says:

"He’s f---ing huge. Like seven feet."
Traa, P.O.D.
(Guitar World, Nov. 2001, p. 54)

In a Shoutweb.com interview, Traa says of the above quote:

"There was also something printed and it was a misquote. It was something about Eek-a-Mouse and it had me using the 'f' word but it was totally a misquote. I never said that".
Traa, P.O.D.
(www.shoutweb.com)

Sure enough. The January edition of Guitar World, contained a retraction that Traa did not actually say the "f-word". Here's what Guitar World wrote concerning Traa and the "f-word":

"In reviewing his tape of the interview, writer Alan di Perna realized that Traa did not use the "F" word. He and the staff of Guitar World apologize for the error and for any inconvenience it may have caused.
GW, Ed."
(Guitar Word, Jan 2002, under "SoundBoard", p. 26)

How do you misquote f---ing?

What other word could have been misquoted for "f---ing"?

We were curious — what did Traa actually say? So we emailed the editor of Guitar World and asked, what did Traa actually say? Here was his short reply:

frickin or friggin

Do you know what "frickin" or "friggin" means? It's the "F-word"! It's the same thing! Here's the definiton from several "slang" dictionaries:

fricking a phonological disguise of f---ing.
(Richard A. Spears, Sland and Euphemism, 3rd Edition, p. 140)

frigging f---ing.
(Richard A. Spears, Sland and Euphemism, 3rd Edition, p. 140)

frigging A euphemism for f---ing
(Richard A. Spears, Hip & Hop, p. 139)

frigging Adj./Adv. Euphemism for 'f---ing'
("A Dictionary of Slang, http://www.peevish.co.uk/slang/f.htm)

In case you think it's a "slip of the tongue". In Rolling Stone magazine, Traa does it again. In commenting on some of their fans, ol' "potty mouth" Traa says:

"You rock my effing head!"
Traa, P.O.D.
(Rolling Stone, Nov. 22, 2001 p.35))

effing Adj./Adv. A euphemism for 'f---ing'.
("A Dictionary of Slang, http://www.peevish.co.uk/slang/e.htm)

eff: This curt [short] euphemism is also the base for equivalents of f---ing."
(Robert L. Chapman, American Slang, p. 123)

effing a disguise of f---ing.
(Richard A. Spears, Sland and Euphemism, 3rd Edition, p. 118)

There's no way to clean up the "f-word" with changing a few letters. Filth is filth. And if that filth and nastiness is in Traa's heart [which it obviously is], what's the difference if it comes out "frigging, fricking, effing or f---ing"?

As the Lord Jesus Christ truly said in Matthew 12:34, ". . . for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh." And also in Matthew 15:18 "But those things which proceed out of the mouth come forth from the heart. . ."

Here's an email from a teenage Christian? P.O.D. fan. Sadly, like her "idol" P.O.D., we know what is in her filthy heart.

Below is an actual email we received from a young Christian? P.O.D. fan. We cleaned up the filthy, profanity. This is not an isolated case. We have received MANY such filthy and nasty email from so-called Christian young people who are fans of P.O.D.

Do you think this "fruit" of Christian Rock pleases the Lord Jesus Christ?

Out of the same mouth proceedeth blessing and cursing. My brethren, these things ought not so to be.
James 3:10

this is in response to the article you wrote on a website about POD. First of all i couldn't care less that POD sang with marilyn manson, it was a movie. As for corrupting the minds of christian youths just look at the d--- world around you, you even corrupt them with your s---. heres a little open defiance for ya.

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second everyone is entitled to their own opinion. From the quotes you gave it sounds to me like POD just didn't want to insult a fellow musician theres nothing wrong with that. I think people like you are the real hypocrites. Ill remember to think of you friday when im at the POD concert and those protesters are just self rightous b-----ds like you. Also, manson and POD are really in no way related. I think your aritcle would be better if it were just anti manson, but then again i also like manson, So you go to hell and burn a----le.

What do you think?

Did that please the Lord Jesus Christ?

Isn't that sad. . .

People write and ask, why do you take the time to research and write against groups like P.O.D.?

Because of young people like the one that sent us that email.

Put off . . . filthy communication out of your mouth. Colossians 3:8

More profanity from the heart of P.O.D.:

"Of course we got the same view on life as most people out there - it’s too short and most of the time it’s quite a shi--y business."
Traa, P.O.D.
(Circus, July 2002, p.22)

NOTE: Life a "shi--y" business? Does that sound like a testimony of someone that KNOWS and is in FELLOWSHIP with the Lord Jesus Christ? Where is the Christian's "JOY of the Lord"? Where is the "abundant life" that Jesus Christ promised in John 10:10? Hum...

Compare Traa's "shi--y" testimony to the wonderful Word of God:

Nehemiah 8:10 says, ". . . the JOY of the Lord is your strength".

Jesus Christ promises in John 10:10 ". . .I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly."

Psalms 5:11 declares truly "saved" people will "rejoice" and " shout for joy":

"But let all those that put their trust in thee REJOICE: let them ever shout for JOY,. . ."

Compare the fruits of the Spirit in Galations 5 to Traa's sad testimony:

Galations 5:22 "But the fruit of the Spirit is love, JOY, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law."

Friend, do you have that real joy the Bible speaks about? Is you life rejoicing with the "joy of the Lord"?

It can be. Simply by truly trusting and receiving the Lord Jesus Christ as your personal Saviour. He promised to give you joy and abundant life.

And straight from the heart of P.O.D. – more filth. . .

"Like a year from now I’ll be like, ‘D--- it! I would have played this song the way I’m playing it now’."
Wuv, P.O.D.
(Drum!, Sept.-Oct. 2001, p. 86)

"A lot of these bands p--- us off because they think they’re all harsh and the life of the party."
Wuv, P.O.D.
(Drum!, Sept.-Oct. 2001, p. 87)

"You notice every d--- food commercials" Traa, P.O.D.
(Revolver, Nov/Dec 2001, p.63)

"I'm pretty sure Kittie's p----- off 'cause they're all girls."
Wuv, P.O.D.
(AP, Nov. 2001, p. 59)

"If you attempt to do anything, do it with passion and give it all you’ve got, no half a--ed attempts."
Traa, P.O.D.
(Circus, July 2002 p. 22)

But now ye also put off all these; anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy communication out of your mouth.
Colossians 3:8

In an interview with MTV, Wuv, of P.O.D. says is "If it’s sex and rock and roll that inspires you . . . then cool"!

"If it’s sex and rock and roll that inspires you and that’s what you want to sing about, then cool."
Wuv, P.O.D.
(http://www.mtv.com/nav/bandframeset.jhtml?bandmenu1=&bandmenu2=&bandmenu3=pod)

Marocs of P.O.D. says he HATES the term Christian — because Christians condemn or judge people for doing wrong!

"We’re not going to condemn them or judge them. That’s why I hate the term [Christian]."
Marocs, P.O.D.
(http://www.shoutweb.com/interviews/pod0700.phtml)

Parents, pastors and youth workers, is this the kind of message and influence you want "teaching and admonishing" your Christian young people?

Another group included on MTV and P.O.D.’s "Return of the Rock" is Slipknot. The group Slipknot sings "Spit it Out", with lyrics that are so filthy and nasty, we can’t even begin to quote them. The f-word, vulgarity, filth and sickness, fills the song. Slipknot’s stage set is a Vegas-style take on Hell, saturated with satanic symbols, such as, three enormous, Kiss-style flashing 666 signs, two satanic pentagrams, and even a severed goat’s head. (Guitar World Aug 2001, p. 74)

Rolling Stone magazine describes them as, "Slipknot are a platinum selling metal band from Des Moines, Iowa, infamous for tossing feces (their own), drinking urine (also their own), lighting one another on fire and breaking one another’s bones in concert." (Rolling Stone, July 6-20, 2000, p. 76)

Slipknot’s song ‘Disasterpiece’ begins with "I want to slit your throat and f--- the wound…"

Mick Thompson, guitarist for Slipknot says in Rolling Stone magazine:

"Christianity is a f---ing blight on humanity. There is nothing sicker that this world has ever seen than organized religion."
Mick Thomson, Slipknot
(Rolling Stone, Oct. 11, 2001, p.58)

Corey Taylor, of the group Slipknot, also owns Wasted Ink, which sells blasphemous, anti-christ, t-shirts with messages such as: "god is just another know-it-all as-----, "I’ve been denied three times. Does that make me a saviour?", etc.

And P.O.D. appears on an album with these blasphemous, anti-christ, filthy, perverts!

Can you imagine some "innocent" Christian young person or parents buying the "Return of the Rock" CD because P.O.D., their favorite Christian artist is on it! Trusting if Christians P.O.D. are on it, surely, it’s o.k. Not knowing their hearts and minds are being polluted with wicked, blasphemous, filth!

God help us wake up! Where is the outrage?

Christians "justify" P.O.D.’s "fellowshipping" on albums with these wicked and filthy groups with, "Hey, P.O.D.’s trying to spread the gospel. They’re trying to reach the lost secular, young people who buy these albums".

Are you kidding?

You couldn’t find the gospel of Jesus Christ in P.O.D.’s songs, if you listened for a hundred years!

IT IS NOT THERE!

And they even admit it’s not there!

"Every song might not say Jesus in it, It might not have a spiritual overtone, but the passion and emotion behind it, the chords – I’m playing that to the higher power above, which is God, dude."
Marcos, P.O.D.
(CCM, January 2001, p. 28)

That’s pitiful. . .

"Every song might not say Jesus in it" – In FACT, their album "Fundamental Elements of Southtown" contains 16 songs, over 2600 words – and yet, the wonderful name of Jesus Christ is NOWHERE! Not ONE time. . . In 16 songs. Over 2600 words. . .

NO Jesus. . .

And NO Jesus . . . NO Gospel. . .!

In a generation of young people that have lost their soul (Mark 8:36); where hopeless is their constant companion – "so-called" Christian groups will not even MENTION the ONLY name that can help them. As we have documented many, many times, — most CCM artists go out of their way to AVOID the name of Jesus Christ!

What a difference from the disciples (some REAL Christians) in Acts 5:42 says, "And daily in the temple, and in every house, they ceased not to teach and preach Jesus Christ."

The Word of God, in John 12:43, has the P.O.D.’s of the world’s "number". Just like the chief rulers in John 12, most Christian rockers refuse to mention the Lord Jesus Christ because "they loved the praise of men more than the praise of God".

"42 Nevertheless among the chief rulers also many believed on him; but because of the Pharisees they did not confess him, lest they should be put out of the synagogue:
43 For they loved the PRAISE OF MEN more than the praise of God."
John 12:42-43

They KNOW, if they, even mention the Lord Jesus Christ they will not sell as many records. They KNOW if they mention the Lord Jesus Christ they won’t get on MTV.

Sonny of P.O.D., even admits, they can’t even say something as simple and harmless as "God bless you" without having an angry mob at some of their concerts! And believe me, they’re not about to present the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ!

"You know, we gotta be careful. ‘Cause I can go out there and say, ‘Hey man, God bless you guys,’ and all of a sudden I have an angry mob at me because I said that. So I have to watch it."
Sonny, P.O.D.
www.synge.com

In one article POD admits they are NOT a Christian band and "we DON’T mention JESUS in our songs"!

Q: Are you or are you not a Christian band?
A: We’re not, but we do believe in Jesus. We don’t mention Jesus in our songs, though. . ."
(www.movieline.com, 11.00.1999)

How can you reach someone with the Lord Jesus Christ – when you will NOT even mention His NAME?

That’s’ the ONLY name that will save a lost sinner. . .

Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other NAME under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.
Acts 4:12

Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, BUT BY ME.
John 14:6

Here’s some of the lyrics to P.O.D.’s "Southtown" – which appears on MTV’s "The Return of the Rock":

Welcome to hard times, back again like its never been
For the first time it seem to mess with my head
When I realize what it takes, can I relate
With whatever, but never will it drive me to hate. . .

Here in the Southtown you know that kid don't play
Put it down it the streets, will I see another day
If I make it back this time, gots to hold what is mine
And thank God that I made it alive. . .

It ain't gots to be like this

Don't wanna throw up my fist, Don't wanna be like this
Don't wanna throw up my fist, I must resist

Can you find the gospel of Jesus Christ in "Southtown"? Can you find ANY Christian witness?

Isn’t it amazing how clear and plain the secular and wicked groups sing their message of satanism, wickedness and sin – and yet, when supposedly Christian groups, supposedly sing for the Lord Jesus Christ, the One that supposedly loved them SO much He died a bloody, death on a cross for their sins – they WILL NOT EVEN MENTION HIS NAME!

And young people continually tell me, "Hey, Dude! They’re being a witness."

A witness for what? How to DENY the Lord Jesus Christ! They’re definitely NOT witnessing for the Lord Jesus Christ – they won’t even mention HIS NAME!

So what are they "being a WITNESS" for? Do tell, if thou knowest. . .

If they’re a WITNESS. . . why aren’t we seeing some of these wicked, secular groups getting saved?

Somehow I missed Ozzy getting saved? Or Korn . . . Or Incubus. . . Or Primus. . . Or Linkin Park. . . Or Marilyn Manson. . . or Kid Rock. . .

Would you please give me the source where some of these secular, wicked groups that POD is WITNESSING to got saved?

That’s what I thought. . .

They don’t exist. . .

The "they’re being a witness" line is nothing but an excuse to JUSTIFY their LOVE of rock music and their DISOBEDIENCE to the clear commandments of the Word of God.

One of the most ridiculous statements EVER to come out the mouth of a human being came from Wuv of P.O.D in New Music magazine. Read this brilliant statement:

"We look at Jesus, he’s our biggest example. He didn’t go and talk Bible talk. He broke it down so people could understand it. He told parables, and that’s what we do in our lyrics. We’re from the street; we’re not Bible scholars—we don’t know the lingo. It’s not like ‘Jesus is coming back," he croons in a wavering heavy metal falsethe C‘You won’t hear that in a P.O.D. song. We break it down street-style"
Wuv, P.O.D.
(New Music, June 2000, p. 45)

Jesus "didn’t go and talk Bible talk"! Hey Wuv, Jesus Christ is the Bible! The Bible is His words!

Matthew 24:35
Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.

John 14:23
Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love me, he will keep my words: . .

John 1:14
And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.

" . . . Jesus didn’t go and talk Bible talk. . ."

Lord help us make it through this article… it’s gonna be rough. . .

Some of the other filth on MTV’s Return of the Rock: "Make Me Bad (Sickness In Salvation Mix)" by Korn, "Stain" by Full Devil Jacket, "Infest" by Papa Roach and many other "hellions".


P.O.D. AND "ANY GIVEN SUNDAY" SOUNDTRACK


P.O.D and "Any Given Sunday" Soundtrack:

POD is also on the soundtrack for Oliver Stone’s movie "Any Given Sunday".

Again, POD joins some of the most wicked and filthy secular artists in the music world.

Groups like Godsmack, Trick Daddy, Kid Rock (again!), Mystikal, Missy 'Misdemeanor' Elliott, Hole Corgan, Mobb Deep, Trick Daddy, and LL Cool J.

DMX is there singing "My Niggas".

My niggas will fry my niggas will rob . . .
My niggas It's God my niggas we'll shine. . .
My niggas give it straight to the bank when we kill
My niggas put niggas on ice til they chill

The group Swizz Beats f/ Drag-On Eve sing "Move Right Now":

Shake 'em down
Pat 'em down
Then bat 'em down
Get the gun
Gat 'em down
Get the rope tie 'em up
Strike a match lite 'em up. . .
Burn a coat of fire human

Capone-N-Noreaga in Reunion, of course, takes a swipe at the lovely Lord Jesus. . .

Peace God
Whattup nigga?. . .
Laced out, Jesus piece, ice the face out

Goodie Mob f/ OutKast—Sole Sunday

Sunday mornin, makes me feel
so Godly, pardon me, if I shake your soul..

You can not believe how filthy, vulgar, violent, hateful, racist and nasty this album is!

Every nasty, perverted and filthy word hatched out of hell is on this album – many, many times!

This album is nothing but pornography and filth set to music – and that’s being kind!

And, of cours gothere’s Christian rockers, P.O.D., right smack dab in the middle of this filth!

And "for a witness" what does POD sing?

Face to face with aggression
demolish and abolish the opposition
armored to be the stronger
and conquer my competition. . .

We got to separate
all the trues from the fakes
this is how we show and prove
cause we ain't got nothing to lose. . .

Wow! What a witness! I bet everybody on the "Any Given Sunday" soundtrack got saved! I bet everybody that watches the movie "Any Given Sunday" gets saved! With a bold, clear witness like that revival is coming soon!

Don’t laugh. . .

Traa, the bass player for POD, says in HM mag:

"I think that our music has enough of the message in the lyrics, and if people listen, it’s clear enough. Some bands make what they are saying vague, but Sonny’s always been real obvious in his lyrics, and I think that’s real effective."
Traa, P.O.D.
(Val Sutton, HM Magazine – Cover Story, Sept/Oct 1999)

And you wonder what planet Traa left his brain on?

Probably the same planet Val Sutton, who writes in HM, this ridiculous statement:

"The blatant Christian themes on their first mainstream label release, The Fundamental Elements of Southtown, are proof enough that regardless of the record label they are on, P.O.D. intends to be the hard-hitting Gospel-spreading band they are reputed to be."
(Val Sutton, HM Magazine – Cover Story, Sept/Oct 1999)

The "blatant Christian themes". . .

The "hard-hitting Gospel-spreading" band. . .!!!!

Are you kidding?

Out of 16 songs. . . Out of over 2600 words . . .

POD does not even MENTION the name of Jesus Christ – much less the GOSPEL!

You can not present the GOSPEL without the Lord Jesus Christ!

There is NO GOSPEL when there is NO JESUS!

Duh. . . duh. . . Is anybody home upstairs?

You talk about a serious lack of ANY spiritual discernment!

Apostle Paul, would you please tell Val and P.O.D. – what is the GOSPEL?

Look in 1 Corinthians 15:1-4:

1 Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the GOSPEL l which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand;
2 By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain.
3 For I DELIVERED [now here it comes Val and P.O.D.] unto you first of all that which I also received, how that CHRIST died for our sins according to the scriptures;
4 And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:

Now have you ever heard that on a P.O.D. album?

I’ve preached for years, and documented many, many , many times – when you start filling your heart with this music, and you start justifying your DISOBEDIENCE to the Word of God – something happens to your SPIRITUAL sanity.

Spiritually speaking (and I say this with charity), YOU GO SPIRITUAL NUTS!

You no longer even know what the GOSPEL is!

James describes that person, who hears the word of God, but they refuse to obey the word of God and — they deceive themselves! Much of the CCM world (and believe me I have talked to many) are in this "self deceived" stage. They no longer know what the gospel is. And they have lost all spiritual discernment.

But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves.
James 1:22

Compare Rolling Stone’s magazine review of "The Fundamental Elements of Southtown":

"Unlike many Christian bands, P.O.D. do not wear their faith on their sleeves. "Outkast," the particular song Wuv is talking about, doesn't exactly spell their faith out or openly urge listeners to repent. Such is the case with most of the tracks on P.O.D.'s debut album, The Fundamental Elements of Southtown. It would probably never dawn on an unadvised listener that the band follows God."
(Rolling Stone, Jesus Is Just Alright for P.O.D. February 25, 2000)

Compare Guitar World’s comment on P.O.D’s music:

"They [P.O.D.] usually don’t like to foreground their religious beliefs . . . much into their music."
(Guitar World, Nov. 2001, p. 48)

While interviewing P.O.D., Drum! Magazine writes of P.O.D.’s Christian influence:

"But again, for these guys it’s not about pushing God on people. Their Christian influence has been drastically over-hyped by the media . . ."
(Drum!, Sept.-Oct. 2001, p. 86)

Wuv openly admits that are NOT even trying to present the gospel!

"I mean, we are Christian, but we’re not out preaching to everybody. That was never our agenda. We just play rock and roll, dude. . . We’re not religious or anything. It’s no big deal. ...
Wuv, P.O.D.
(Drum!, Sept.-Oct. 2001, p. 86)

"Our faith plays a lot in our personal lives, but we're a rock-and-roll band. This album is about rock and roll, and that's it."
Wuv, P.O.D
(AP, Nov. 2001, p. 59)

Could that be any clearer, dude?

I’ve got a honest question for all these Christians talking about "…blatant Christian themes". . . and "hard-hitting Gospel-spreading" . . .

WHERE IS YOUR BRAIN?

You seriously need to visit your nearest hospital and get an MRI – something is missing in your cranium cavity!

I’m reminded of the words of the Lord Jesus Christ in Luke 16:

". . . for the children of this world are in their generation wiser than the children of light."
Luke 16:

The BIG difference. . . unlike Traa, and Val, Rolling Stone, Guitar Word, and Drum! are not trying to JUSTIFY their DISOBEDIENCE to the Word of God.

They’re just telling the truth. . .

When I hear the CCM crowd parading around about the "blatant Christian themes". . . and "hard-hitting Gospel-spreading" I remember what the Lord Jesus said in Matthew 13. He told of some whose "heart is waxed gross, and their ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes they have closed" — a perfect description of the majority of the Christian rock crowd.

"For this people's heart is waxed gross, and their ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes they have closed; . . ."
Matthew 13:15

They simply do not want to hear the truth.


P.O.D. PROMOTES AND PRAISES SATANIC SECULAR GROUPS


P.O.D.’s top albums for 1999. . .

Here’s P.O.D.’s picks for the top albums of 1999:

1. Santana, Supernatural
2. Shootyz Groove, High Definition
3. Staind, Dysfunction
4. Nine Inch Nails, The Fragile
5. Incubus, Make Yourself
6. Jamiroqui, Synkronized
7. 3ey eSoundsystem
8. Buena Vista Social Club, Buena Vista Social Club

Not a Christian in the bunch! Most are a bunch of anti-Christian, wicked, filthy and ungodly groups!

Why are Christians, such as P.O.D., even listening to such filth and wickedness?

Much less being their "top picks" for 1999!

Is P.O.D. recommending Christian young people listen to these albums?

Let's look at some of P.O.D.'s top picks:

Nine Inch Nails and Trent Reznor. . .

Have you seen Nine Inch Nail’s, "ultra-blasphemous" video "Closer"? It shows a monkey crucified on a cross!

Trent Reznor says "point-blank" in People magazine:

"If you think I WORSHIP SATAN because of something you see in the 'Closer' video - great!"
(Trent Reznor, People, Feb. 6, 1995)

It’s no coincident that Trent Reznor is the person who got satanist Marilyn Manson (also P.O.D.’s album-mate) signed to a record album!

The Nine Inch Nails album that P.O.D. picks as the top albums of 1999 contain the "f-word" 17 times, not to mention much, much more vulgarity, blasphemy and filth.

The song "The Wretched", Nine Inch Nails, blasphemously sing:

"the clouds will part and the sky cracks open
and god himself will reach his f---ing arm through
just to push you down
just to hold you down
stuck in this hole with the s--- and the p---

The song "Startf——-" (we can’t even give the title), Nine Inch Nails, blasphemously sing:

my god sits in the back of the limousine
my god comes in a wrapper of cellophane
my god pouts on the cover of the magazine
my god's a shallow little b----- trying to make the scene

In the song "Where is Everybody", Nine Inch Nail does the ultimate blasphemy – taking the Lord’s name in vain (the G—D—— word).

And Christians P.O.D. listens to this blasphemy and filth!

And P.O.D. "honor" such blasphemy and filth with their "TOP PICKS" of 1999.

And believe me, there’s much more blasphemy and filth in Nine Inch Nails "The Fragile".

Santana. . .

Who that is slightly familiar with Santana does not know Carlos Santana regularly communicates with demonic spirits and readily admits "Supernatural" was "dictated" via a "supernatural" (hence the album name…) demonic spirit named Metaron.

"A card with the word Metatron spelled out in intricately painted letters lies on the floor next to the fireplace. Metatron is an angel. Santana has been in regular contact with him since 1994. . .He has a yellow legal pad at one side, ready for the communications that will come. ‘It’s kind of like a fax machine,’ he says."
(Rolling Stone, March 16, 2000, p. 41)

"The energy of devils and angels is the same energy; its how you use it. It’s fuel. . . You know, the halo and the horns are the same thing, . . ."
Carlos Santana
(Rolling Stone, March 16, 2000 p. 87, 88)

"So is ‘Supernatural’ made on the lobotomy principle?
Yes. My instructions before I started this CD were: Be patient, gracious and grateful. My instructions from Metatron. There’s an invisible radio that Jimi Hendrix and Coltrane tuned in to, and when you go there you start channeling this other music."
Carlos Santana
(Rolling Stone, March 16, 2000 p. 87)

Metatron is also the name of the angel that satanist Aliester Crowley communicated with.

And one of Christian P.O.D.’s top picks for 1999 is an album supernaturally "faxed" to Santana by a admittedly devil spirit!

What does this say about the spiritual conviction and discernment of P.O.D.?

Should we allow our Christian young people to listen to a group that "awards" an admittedly "devil-transcribed" album one of their TOP PICKS of 1999?

Are Christians P.O.D. recommending to Christian young people an album dictated from a "devil"?

Not surprisingly, Marcos of P.O.D. admits "devil-inspired" Carlos Santana is a "great inspiration" and "really moved him".

"I would have to say a major influence for me growing up would be Carlos Santana. . . he was a great inspiration to me. . . I grew up on - "Black Magic Woman" and all that other stuff - is what really moved me."
Marcos, P.O.D.
(Interview with Guitar One, www.angelfire.com/rock/PODoutkast)

Incredible, Rolling Stone magazine calls Marcos, of P.O.D. as the "neighborhood Santana worshipper"! (Rolling Stone, March 30, 2000 p. 31)

Staind, Dysfunction. . .

"Dysfunction" by Staind, one of P.O.D.’s TOP picks is saturated with the "f-word", and filth.

Their song "A Flat", Staind frighteningly sings of having ". . .demons in my head. . .":

All my faith is gone. . .
In my mind alone, Lost in here. . .
All the demons in my head won't leave me
I know I can hear them. . .
And I hate myself
And I hate my face
And I hate my world
And I hate my ways. . .

By the way, have ever seen the ultra-ungodly-blasphemous cover of Staind's "Tormented" album?

And this is one of Christians P.O.D. TOP PICKS of 1999!

Shootyz Groove, High Definition. . .

The album "High Definition" by Shootyz Groove includes one of the most blasphemous attacks at God EVER, EVER, EVER recorded — XTC's "Dear God" . Here’s some of the blasphemy:

Dear God,
Don't know if you've noticed but
Your name is on a lot of quotes in this Book.
Us crazy humans wrote it; you should take a look.
And all the people that you made in your image
Still believin' that junk is true.
Well, I know it ain't and so do you,
Dear God.

I won't believe in Heaven and Hell,
No saints, no sinners, no Devil as well,
No pearly gates, no thorny crown.
Yoband always lettin' us humans down. . .
The Father, Son and Holy Ghost
Is just somebody's unholy hoax. . .
If there's one thing I don't believe in. . .

It's you,
Dear God.

Would someone please wake me up and tell me I’m dreaming?

NO Christian band could POSSIBLY "honor" such a blasphemous, anti-Christian song as one of their "TOP PICKS"?

Surely NO Christian — pastor, youth minister, parents could POSSIBLY, in a MILLION, BILLION, ZILLION, YEARS defend a Christian group that could ‘award’ such a song as their TOP PICK!

Tell me I’m dreaming. . .

Today’s Christians CAN NOT possibly be that messed up!


P.O.D. AND JIMI HENDRIX


Jimi Hendrix, among rock’s most influential guitarists, was deeply absorbed in the occult, witchcraft, drug usage and mysticism. Jimi believed his music was "spiritual worship" and referred to it as the "Electric Church".

After many years of heavy hallucinogenic drugs and occult activity, Hendrix became totally possessed by evil spirits — and he knew it

On the soundtrack album from the movie on the life of Hendrix, producer Alan Douglas says of Hendrix:

"Now one of the biggest things about Jimi was. . . he believed that he was possessed by some spirit, and I got to believe it myself; and that’s what we had to deal with all the time — he really believed it and was wrestling with it constantly."
Listen to it. (Requires RealOne Player)

On the same album, girlfriend Fayne Pridgon, also tells of Hendrix's battle with demons:

"He used to always talk about some devil or something was in him. You know, and he didn't have any control over it. He didn’t know what made him act the way he acted and what made him say the things he said, and songs and different things like that just come out of him. . . He used to just grab his hair or something, or pull his hair or just stand in the mirror and cry. . . It seems to me he was so tormented and just torn apart and like he really was obessessed, you know, with something really evil. . . He said, ‘You’re from Georgia. . . you should know how people drive demons out’ — He used to talk about us going. . . and having some root lady or somebody see if she could drive this demon out of him."
Listen to it. (Requires RealOne Player)

Fellow rock guitarist Carlos Santana describes a frightening scene with Hendrix:

"Everything was fine for the first few moments but then, Carlos remembered sadly, Hendrix started freaking out and playing some ‘wild s—-’ that had nothing to do with the song. . . ‘His eyes were all bloodshot and he was foaming at the mouth. [see Mark 9:30, Luke 9:39] It was like being in a room with someone having an epileptic fit.. ."
(Marc Shapiro, Carlos Santana: Back on Top, p.91)

"On another occasion, Santana was taken to watch Hendrix recording and what he saw frightened him, ‘The first time I was really with him was in the studio. He was overdubbing ‘Roomful of Mirrors’ and it was a real shocker to me. He started recording and it was incredible. But within fifteen or twenty seconds he just went out. All of a sudden he was freaking out like he was having a gigantic battle in the sky with somebody. The roadies look at each other and the producer looked at him and they said, ‘Go get him’. They separated him from the amplifier and the guitar and it was like he was having an epileptic fit.’
(Simon Leng, Soul Sacrifice: The Santana Story, p. 51)

On September 18, 1970, Jimi Hendrix found out the truth — but too late. According to the official coroner's report, Hendrix died, of "an inhalation of vomit due to barbiturate intoxication in the form of quinalbaritone" — he choked to death on his own vomit.

Considering Jimi Hendrix’s obvious "demon possession", P.O.D. member Marcos Curiel makes a very alarming statement concerning the ‘inspiration’ for their album, Satellite:

"I was influenced heavily by Jimi Hendrix and was inspired by him to write this new record."
Marcos Curiel, P.O.D.
(Guitar World, Sept 2001, p. 67)

"Inspired by him" — an admittedly demon possessed, occultist, drug addict that has been dead for over 30 years!

The "Hendrix-inspiration" is clearly seen in the song "Satellite" with the line "Close my eyes, make a wish, kiss the sky".

Hendrix’s LSD-drug-inspired song "Purple Haze" has the famous line, "Excuse me while I kiss the sky". "Purple Haze" is a form of LSD.

"Purple Haze" by Jimi Hendrix

Purple Haze was in my brain,
lately things don't seem the same,
actin' funny but I don't know why
'scuse me while I kiss the sky.

In fact, that particular, lyric-line was so well known, David Henderson, titled his biography of Hendrix, "'Scuse Me While I Kiss the Sky".

As a side note: The Christian rockers dcTalk have performed Hendrix's Purple Haze in concert!


P.O.D. PERFORMS WITH OPENLY VULGAR AND SATANIC GROUPS


P.O.D. and OZZFEST. . .

P.O.D. has repeatedly performed in concerts and toured with wicked, blasphemous, and vulgar rockers! Not once, not twice, but many times…

One of the most satanic and wicked rock tours is Ozzfest. Ozzfest was started by and named honoring Ozzy Osbourne. An advertisement for the soundtrack from Ozzfest reads: "NOW HELL HAS A SOUNDTRACK".

Ozzy is the former lead singer for the original "satan rockers" – Black Sabbath. 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 "please take my hand", the lyrics:

"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!"

And Christians P.O.D. appear at Ozzfest in "honor" of Ozzy Osbourne!

Some of the groups on Ozzfest 2000:

Disturbed, Shuvel, Soulfly, Methods of Mayhem, Incubus, Static-X, Kittie, Godsmack, Pantera, Ozzy, Queens of the Stone Age, Slaves on Dope, Taproot, Pitchshifter, Reveille, Deadlights, Primer 55

Here's an eyewitness account of P.O.D. "witnessing" at Ozzfest 2000. This is from a Christian P.O.D. fan.

". . . let's talk about the scene. . . [at the Ozzfest 2000 tour]

Loud and abusive tunes - check
Lange quantities of profanity from stage - check
Marijuana smoke - multiple checks
Nudity - check
Tattoos and piercings - checks all about
Alcohol - check, but secondary to the pot

In fact, most bands were encouraging pot smoking from the stage, including the guy introducing the bands. The guy in question also had some reasonably raunchy things to say about boy bands, Bill and Hillary Clinton, and what he expected from the crowd. Overall, this was not a function I would bring my impressionable daughter to. I think that was a given, though.

A few seconds later, the overpowering smell of reefer filled the daytime sky. Well, P.O.D. did have a Rastafarian Jesus hanging behind the stage.

Still, you wonder - what was the true impis cof P.O.D. on this subculture? The message seemed to be generally ignored, but what if there were a few kids out there listening and trying to figure out what Sonny was screaming about. . . P.O.D.'s impact on the crowd at Ozzfest was small at best, but sometimes starting small - and staying small - is the best technique. Shouting about Jesus from the stage generally does not go over well in a crowd full of people wearing pentagrams and smoking pot."
http://www.strangerthingsmag.com/ozzfest.html

The words of the Lord Jesus Christ comes in loud and clear:

"Give not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast ye your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn again and rend you."
Matthew 7:6

What is Traa, of P.O.D., opinion of the "hellions" at Ozzfest:

"< ful are like friends with everybody on Ozzfest. We all have different lifestyles, and good and bad habits; but when it gets down to it, people are just people."
Traa, P.O.D.
http://www.talkcity.com/transcripts/ARTISTdirect/8-24-2000.1-1.htmpl

"GW You guys played Ozzfest in 2000. What was it like playing on the same bill as some of the darker heavy metal acts?
SANDOVAL The difference between us and a lot of them is we have no gimmicks. . . But it’s cool to do these shows, ‘cause we get to meet and hang out with a lot of people we respect."
Sonny, P.O.D.
(Guitar World, Nov. 2001, p. 104)

Marocs, of P.O.D admitts, they always dreamed about being on the Ozzfest tour:

G1- How stoked are you about Ozzfest?
MC- I'm totally stoked. We always dreamed about being on that tour, and now we're on the main stage.
(Interview with Guitar One, http://www.angelfire.com/rock/PODoutkast/

When P.O.D. is asked the logical and honest question - isn't their a conflict of interest when a so-called Christian band performs with the hellions and wickedness at Ozzfest. And Marcos, of P.O.D. replies "we're not necessarily a Christian band"!

G1 - P.O.D. is known for its religious beliefs, and Ozzfest can easily be viewed as a debauchery — you know, sex, drugs, and rock 'n' roll. Is there a conflict of interest?
MC - Yeah, but we're not necessarily a Christian band. We are, to an extent, a rock band that loves God, and we're not ashamed of that."
(Interview with Guitar One, http://www.angelfire.com/rock/PODoutkast/

If there was ANY Bible Believing Christianity and praise for the Lord Jesus Christ in P.O.D.’s music, these ungodly and blasphemous groups at Ozzfest would not want P.O.D. within 10 miles!

The world, and especially the Ozzfest rockers, hate the Lord Jesus Christ. . .

And you’d better believe — if P.O.D.even slightly mentioned the Lord Jesus Christ — they would not be invited to Ozzfest!

The Lord Jesus said in John 15:19,

"If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you."
John 15:19


P.O.D AND IRON MAIDEN


The group Iron Maiden is one of the most openly occult and satanic groups ever.

One of Iron Maiden’s albums is titled "The Number of the Beast". In Iron Maiden’s song "The Number of the Beast" they actually encourage young people to receive the mark of the beast!

Iron Maiden, The Number of the Beast

666, The number of the Beast
666, The one for you and me
To Listen to it. (Requires RealOne Player)

And don’t think for one minute it’s just a gimmick. Bruce Dickinson of Iron Maiden told Hit Parader, they "play with CONVICTION. . ." and ". .TOTALLY BELIEVE in the music we're performing." (Hit Parader, Feb. 1985, p.6)

"We can play with CONVICTION every night, because we TOTALLY BELIEVE in the music we're performing."
Bruce Dickinson, Iron Maiden
(Hit Parader, Feb. 1985, p.6)

A strange symbol appears on all of Iron Maiden's records (see picture). According to rock researcher and author, Jeff Godwin:

"Speaking of satanic blessings, here's one powerful piece of evidence connecting Rock priests Iron Maiden with satan. A strange little sign appears somewhere on all their tapes: [see picture at right]
According to a police spokesman on satanism, law enforcement is encountering this demon-sign all over the place. It separates the hard-core satanist from the 'poseur'".
(Jeff Godwin, Rock and Roll Religion: A War Against God, p. 60)

Note: Jeff Godwin's book, "Rock and Roll Religion", has much more info on Iron Maiden (and many other rock groups).

Would ANY Christian appear on stage with a group that is singing for young people to receive the mark of the Beast?

Would ANY Christian appear on stage with a group that, according to law envatiement officials, their symbol is connected to serious, hard-core, satanism?

P.O.D. would and according to Wuv – "that was cool"!

"We played with Iron Maiden in Holland. That was cool."
Wuv, P.O.D.
(Guitar World, Nov. 2001, p. 104)

SOME OF P.O.D.’s OTHER CONCERT TOURS. . .

P.O.D. also toured on Korn’s "Sick and Twisted" Tour.

They’ve also toured with such groups as Linkin Park, Blindside, Fenix TX, Sevendust, Korn, Cheap Trick, Black Crowes, and many others.


P.O.D. PROMOTES BLASPHEMPOUS MOVIES


P.O.D. and "Little NickyBR>t;. . .

The movie "Little Nicky" is a sick, perverted, blasphemous, mockery of the Bible. In the sicko-movie, Satan decides to retire, and his three sons, one of which is good "Little Nicky" battle for hell’s dominion.

The PG-13 rating describes it as: Adult Situations, Explicit Language, Substance Abuse (Alcohol, Drugs)

A review of "Little Nicky" in "Plugged In" says:

"There are at least 666 reasons for teens to avoid Little Nicky (PG-13). Twisted sexual humor. Near nudity. Violence. Graphic language. Marijuana use. Bathroom jokes. In other words, it’s a typical Sandler comedy. But this time he includes a dose of warped theology. Here, hell is a place of eternal torment created by grandpa Lucifer with punishments to match a person’s antisocial acts. . .

The film trivializes God and mocks people of faith, be they in pulpits, pews or on street corners. As ‘good’ demons battle bad, Christians are marginalized fanatics, hypocrites or vessels for demon possession. . . .

Little Nicky is perverse. It’s also misleading in the way it flirts with concepts of heaven while making fire and brimstone seem cool."
(Bob Smithouser, Little Nicky, Plugged In, 10/20/2000, www.family.org/pplace/pi/films/A0013694.html)

And guess who’s the MAIN performers on the soundtrack?

Isn’t it strange how Christians P.O.D. KEEP "popping up" in blatant, anti-Christian, vulgar, movies and music?

P.O.D. not only is on the soundtrack, but they also appear in the perverted movie!

Guess who else joins P.O.D. in the movie – the "original" satan-rocker himself – Ozzy Osbourne!

P.O.D. not only appears in the movie and soundtrack, but they also did promo appearances with Sandler on MTV, promoting the perverted, anti-Christian, filthy, movie!

Oh, by the way. . .You can go to the Little Nicky web site and "Send A Friend to Hell"!

From the Little Nicky Web Site:
"SEND A FRIEND TO HELL"

Send a Friend to Hell:

Introducing the world's first internet-based damnation system. Now you have the power to send anyone you want to h thiwith the click of a mouse. Just follow the instructions below and soon you'll swear you can hear their pleas for mercy.

After entering in the required info to "Send Your Friend to Hell", your "hell-bound" friend will receive the following email:

Friend’s name,

Just a quick note to let you know that [your name] has put in a request that you be sent to the burning pits of hell where you will spend an eternity slow-roasting in a fiery lake of acid. . .

See you soon!

Best,

The Gatekeeper
666 Avenue B
Hell

There is NOTHING funny about Hell. . .

Jesus Christ took hell very serious.

Jesus Christ says in Mark 9:43-47,

43 And if thy hand offend thee, cut it off: it is better for thee to enter into life maimed, than having two hands to go into hell, into the fire that never shall be quenched:
45 And if thy foot offend thee, cut it off: it is better for thee to enter halt into life, than having two feet to be cast into hell, into the fire that never shall be quenched:
47 And if thine eye offend thee, pluck it out: it is better for thee to enter into the kingdom of God with one eye, than having two eyes to be cast into hell fire:

Jesus Christ took hell so serious — He could say without the slightest hesitation — to remove your eye, cut oldreour hand or foot, if that would keep you out of hell!

If hell is not real — Jesus Christ was the most deceived man that ever lived!

Jesus Christ mentions hell over 70 times in the New Testament!

No Christian, following the Lord Jesus Christ, is going to make fun of hell.

No Christian, "half-way" right with God, is going to participate in a movie that "makes hell seem cool" and paints Christians as "marginalized fanatics, hypocrites or vessels for demon possession"!

Jesus Christ died on the cross of Calvary to keep YOU out of hell!

Hell is no joke!

Not surprisingly, Marcos, of P.O.D. tells Guitar Legends, in P.O.D.’s "brand" of Christianity, there is NO hell!

"It’s not you’re going to burn in hell. It’s love and respect."
Marcos, P.O.D.
(Guitar Legends, No. 37, p.28)

"We’re not passing out pamphlets that say ‘get your life straight or you’re gonna burn in hell.’ The Bible says it’s God love and kindness that leads people to repentance."
Sonny, P.O.D.
(Guitar World, Oct 2000, p. 78)

Who do you believe is right — P.O.D. or the Lord Jesus Christ?

P.O.D., as Little Nicky (remember Amos 3:3, "Can two walk together, except they be agreed?") also paints Christians as marginalized fanatics, and hypocrites!

"The KKK members go on Jerry Springer show and say they’re Christians. . . You’ve got people doing these wacky things, blowing up clinics because that’s "what God wants. . . Even 2000, years ago, in Europe, when the Christians would go around martyring people saying, "You need to become a Christian or we are going to kill you. . . That and TV evangelism has left a bad taste in people’s mouths. So P.O.D. is here to give everyone a good taste."
Sonny and Marcos, P.O.D.
(Metal Edge, Oct 2000, p. 31)

"I don't even like saying I'm a Christian sometimes because it leaves such a bad taste in people's mouths."
Sonny, P.O.D.
(Spin Mag, October 2001, p. 88)


P.O.D. AND HOWARD STERN


P.O.D. also appeared on the "filthy and nasty" Howard Stern show.

"Actually we talked about before, even months before like ‘Wow, it would be cool to go on The Howard Stern Show.""
Traa, P.O.D.
http://www.shoutweb.com/interviews/pod0700.phtml

Traa, even admits Howard Stern did not even KNOW they were Christians! Stern listened to their music and did not get enough of a "witness" from P.O.D.’s music to even realize they were Christians!

"The Howard Stern show was an experience. . . I think before P.O.D. came on the show, he didn't know we were Christians, so I think he made up in his mind that he liked P.O.D. . . .He found out like 20 minutes before we went on air that we were Christians,. . ."
Traa, P.O.D.
From http://www.talkcity.com/transcripts/ARTISTdirect/8-24-2000.1-1.htmpl

Now, what does that do to the "big fat CCM lie" of "reaching the lost for Christ, blah, blah, blah…" The lost can not even tell they are Christians! Much less, presenting enough of the gospel to be saved! It’s what we’ve documented and proven for years – CCM does not reach the lost, etc. – it feeds the flesh of carnal Christians that REFUSE to obey the Word of God!


P.O.D. AND CALVIN KLEIN


Peddling his blue jeans, underwear and fragrances, fashion designer Calvin Klein, has built a $2-billlion-a year empire.

Calvin Klein’s suggestive ads are splattered with blatant lustful, homoerotic, images. From the provocative Brook Shields ads (You know what comes between me and my Calvins?), raunchy rapper Marky Mark and underwear queen Kate Moss, Calvin Klein has pumped "youthful lusts" (see 2 Timothy 2:22) into the living room. Klein’s ads have been described as, "kiddie porn" and "teenage tantalizers".

Utilizing provocative and enticing "sex-clothing-fragrance" ads — Klein has used his "sensual" products to sell more than just clothing and sweet smells. In fact, in the book, "Obssession: The Life and Times of Calvin Klein", authors Steven Gaines and Sharon Churcher, detail a "vision" Klein received, while partying at the London, gay-drug-disco called Flamingo in 1975. As Klein watched sweaty, shirtless homosexual young men, burning with lust, while dancing sensually, to the disco beat, the "vision" — "like a revelation", came:

"As Calvin wandered through the crowd at Flamingo, the body heat rushed through him like a revelation; . . . . These men, these outlaws of society, the temperament, the clothing, the feel, the use of drugs as a propellent. . . But most important, the men! The men at Flamingo had less to do about sex for him than the notion of portraying men as gods. He realized that what he was watching was the freedom of a new generation, unashamed, in-the-flesh embodiments of Calvin’s ideals; straight-looking, masculine men, with chiseled bodies, young Greek gods come to life. The vision of shirtless young men with hardened torsos, all in blue jeans, top button opened, a whisper of hair from the belly button disappearing into the denim pants, would inspire and inform the next ten years of Calvin Klein’s print and television advertisements. So compelling was this vision to him that there were nights he could not tear himself away from the crowds and stood for hours at Flamingo entranced until 7:00 A.M."
(Steven Gaines and Sharon Churcher, Obssession: The Life and Times of Calvin Klein, p. 162)

Klein’s "vision" was to "portray men as gods" was not new. . .

It seems, someone else, had that same "vision" – Satan. . .

4 And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die:
5 For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.
Genesis 3:4-5

Klein’s "homoerotica" ads have been a player in pushing homosexuality into the mainstream. George Lois, among Madison Avenue’s top advertising executives said, Klein’s ads, "had strong homosexual ramifications" (Obsessions, p. 275). Klein’s ads pictured such perversion as; two males beginning a passionate kiss, urinating, toilet scenes and various "semi-nude" shower scenes. Klein’s blatant homosexual agenda was expanded, when Klein introduced men’s underwear for women. Masculine boxer shorts and wide waist-band briefs – which included the male "fly front". Time magazine, named the "male to female", undies, "Calvin’s New Gender Benders".

Klein’s lifestyle is a depraved mixture of intense homosexual activity and heavy drug usage. Klein’s passion, is enticing "straight" boys into homosexual activity with favors, expensive gifts and modeling careers. (Obsessions, p. 220, 307)

In 1995, one of Klein’s ad brought about a Federal investigation of child pornography. The ad featured the pictures of six to eight-year-old boys rollicking in Calvin Klein underwear. Robert Peters of Morality in Media, in a "USA Today" interview warned, "Some day, in a child porn investigation, one of these photographs will turn up in somebody's stash," Jean Kilbourne/Marketing Analyst says of Kleins’ ads, "The ads are exploiting our children. This is child pornography basically. And horrifyingly perhaps five years from now this won't be shocking either, because Calvin Klein will be having children having sex on camera in order to sell his jeans." After a massive media outcry, (and Federal probe) Klein later discontinued the "kiddie porn" ad.

In an alarming publication, Child Molesters: a Behavioral Analysis, published in 1987 by the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, in conjunction with the FBI, documented cases involving pedophiles [child molesters] found with collections of "sexually-stimulating" ads such as Calvin Klein’s "kiddie" underwear ads.

And guess who "headlined" the Calvin Klein Ignite Tour?

Your guess it – Christians P.O.D.!

I’m reminded of the heart-broken cry of Ezekiel when Israel, disobeyed the clear teachings of the Word of God and put no difference between the holy and profane. And the Lord said of P.O.D., uh . . . I mean, Israel, "I am profaned among them".

Her priests have violated my law, and have profaned mine holy things: they have put no difference between the holy and profane, neither have they showed difference between the unclean and the clean, and have hid their eyes from my sabbaths, and I am profaned among them.
Ezekiel 22:36

Oh, where are the "broken-hearted" Ezekiels of today? Wons ren't we "crying aloud" when we see our Holy God so profaned among much of Christian music?

Calvin Klein’s name for the tour is not without Biblical significance "The Calvin Klein IGNITE Tour".

"And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompense of their error which was meet."
Romans 1:27


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