TRUTH & DOUBT: Understanding the Enemy’s Strategy (Part 3)

Welcome to Apologetics with Carl Kerby!

Today, we’re talking about understanding the enemy’s strategies.  

One strategy Satan uses to influence young people away from Christ is secular pop/rock music. Although many view music as neutral, in reality, many pop/rock songs have an underlying philosophy that’s hostile to the biblical worldview.

Doubt me? Well, consider Beatles legend John Lennon’s song “God,” in which he sings “I don’t believe in the Bible, I don’t believe in Jesus,” or Rock band Metallica’s “The God Who Failed,” which blames God for the problem of death, or Stevie Wonder’s “Superstition,” that tells listeners not to believe in the supernatural. 

As Christian musician Frank Garlock said, “Music is being used to influence your mind, attitude, philosophy, lifestyle, buying habits, and theology. In short … it is influencing your behavior and thinking.”

Filling our minds with “psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs” instead will influence us toward God instead of away from Him.

What are other ways the enemy deceives? We’ll discuss them another time.

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Carl Kerby is the founder of Reasons for Hope and co-creator of the DeBunked apologetic video series. His radio feature, Fast Facts, is heard weekly on VCY America, Saturdays at 9:25 AM Central.

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