Frank Zappa - The Man Without God
I didn't write this article to be unkind to anyone, just to make a point...The Rock n' Roll culture is against God, decency, the Bible, Christianity, church, and everything holy. Frank Zappa spent his musical career mocking God, bashing Christians and providing yet another hero for the world's Christ-rejecters. Frank Zappa says, "If we're dumb, then God is dumb" (lyrics from the song, Dumb All Over). He bases his reasoning on the Scriptural teaching that we are made in God's image. Though it is certainly true from the Word of God that we were created in God's image (Genesis 1:26,27), it does not mean that we are God. The Bible never teaches that we were created perfect or above sin. On the contrary, the Bible teaches that because of Adam we were all born into sin (i.e., Adam's willful sin allowed sin into the human race, Romans 5:12). 1st John 5:19 declares that the world lieth in wickedness. 2nd Corinthians 4:4 declares Satan as the god of this wicked world (most human government and religious systems). Satan works in the rebellious hearts of the unsaved (Ephesians 2:2).
I agree with Mr. Zappa that much of the religious world is a fraud, yet the Word of God is true and no religion can lay exclusive claim to It's Truth. It doesn't surprise me that unsaved people would be disgusted with the "false Christian culture" in America and elsewhere. Yet, this does NOT give unsaved people the right to attack, mock and reject God. It should be obvious to the honest person that a crooked ministry is NOT of God. Anyone can claim to be a "Christian" (even the devil goes out of his way to appear as a good guy, 2nd Corinthians 11:14). The question is whether people like Mr. Zappa are sincerely driven away from God by phony Christians? ,or do people like Mr. Zappa simply look for reasons to reject, mock and avoid God because of the hardness of their hearts?, or possibly a combination of BOTH?
We read in John 3:20..." For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved." Verses such as this reveal that each and every individual has the God-given ability to come to the truth if they truly want it ("For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men," -Titus 2:11). Rock 'n Roll musicians (as do most of the heathen) stop half way. That is to say, they see the false religions and the phony Christians, AND KNOW that there is a better way, but they instead reject God and the Truth as if there were no truer path. Marilyn Manson (real name, Brian Warren) claims that he became a Rock 'n Roll musician because he was prohibited in the Christian school he attended from listening to Black Sabbath, Queen, etc. Such excuses are bogus. No one can blame their sinful lifestyle or rejection of Christ upon any ministry. God will hold us EACH accountable for our self (Romans 14:12). Brian Warren does what he does because he hates God with a passion.
Sadly, Frank Zappa hated God as well. I realize that many would say that is impossible because Mr. Zappa didn't believe in God. But the truth is the truth, and the truth doesn't change because someone refuses to accept it. 2 + 2 = 4. If someone says that 2 + 2 = 5, then they are absolutely wrong. The truth is intolerant and will not allow for compromise. The lyrics in Zappa's numerous songs and album titles, such as "Jazz From Hell" (1986) speak volumes. In the lyrics above from the song Church Chat, Mr. Zappa proclaims "Well ladies and gentlemen: There ain't no hell." I hope for Frank Zappa's sake that he was correct because he died in 1993...
"But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death." -Revelation 21:8
Frank Zappa died in his sins, an unbeliever having rejected Jesus Christ as his Saviour. According to the Word of God, Frank Zappa went straight to hell when he died. I can guarantee you that Mr. Zappa is not singing or listening to jazz in hell. Hell is the penalty for our sins (Romans 6:23). There is not a book upon the earth which addresses our sins as the Bible does. Only a fool would reject it's message of love, hope, sin, forgiveness, and judgment. Jesus Christ came into this dark world to save sinners (John 3:16-18). The wickedness of the world alone should convince people that the Bible is indeed the Word of God Almighty, because the Bible hits the nail right on the head.
The Rock 'n Roll industry is a culture of death, drugs, immoral sex, and rebellion against a Holy and Just God. Frank Zappa's music, statements, and lifestyle is evidence of that. It is clearly evident that Christ-rejecters such as Ozzy Osborne, David Bowie, Frank Zappa, and Marilyn Manson (and thousands more in the rock culture) are extremely biased AGAINST God, the Bible, and every Christian that speaks out against their works of darkness. Their lyrics reveal an underlying contempt and sinister hated for everything decent, holy and of God. The Word of God will prevail. When the dirt is tossed down upon the caskets of the wicked, it is too late. Once a person dies in their sins, their eternal destiny is sealed in doom. Oh friend, wouldn't you rather die in the Lord? You surely can. Salvation is a FREE GIFT from God, paid for by the precious blood of Jesus Christ. Please come to Jesus now for forgiveness.
David J. Stewart
David J. Stewart, Jesus Is Savior 23 Comments
[6/27/2017 9:35:48 PM]
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