Young Pop Diva Following Her Heart
From the 1950s to today, rock musicians have pushed the moral envelope until there is not much envelope left, except perhaps bestiality. Nothing has done more to destroy morality in modern society than rock & roll, and it has operated at a global level. Miley Cyrus is on the cutting edge of the push today, with her naked video "Wrecking Ball" becoming the fastest music video to reach 100 million views on VEVO. At a recent concert at the iHeartRadio music festival in Las Vegas, the former Disney Channel starlet acknowledged that she is doing things that are getting her into trouble, but she argued, "It's just me doing what my heart and soul is telling me what to do" ("Miley Cyrus performs at iHeartRadio," CNSNews, Sept. 22, 2013). Indeed, and that is because man's fallen heart "is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked" (Jeremiah 17:9). Miley added that her actions are "inspired by the music." Elvis said the same thing, and we have been agreeing with them for 40 years. The rock backbeat is inherently sensual and rebellious. When I was a church kid teen in the 1960s, it grabbed me, encouraged me to "do my thing," and nearly led me to hell. Rock music is the sound-track of end-time rebellion and apostasy, and to think that it can be "Christianized" is spiritual insanity. At the iHeartRadio festival, Miley joined Justin Timberlake, Paul McCartney, Elton John, Katy Perry, and others. Preachers who have stopped warning loudly and plainly about the spiritual dangers of rock and the pop culture it has created and who are so careless as to "adapt" contemporary worship music are the blind watchmen and dumb watch dogs that Isaiah warned about. They are the chief reason why most "fundamentalist" Baptist churches will be emerging within 10-20 years. "His watchmen are blind: they are all ignorant, they are all dumb dogs, they cannot bark; sleeping, lying down, loving to slumber" (Isa. 56:10).
(Friday Church News Notes, September 27, 2013, www.wayoflife.org, firstname.lastname@example.org, 866-295-4143)
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