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MUSIC AND THE NEW AGE

Written by: Schimmel, Joseph    Posted on: 04/29/2003

Category: Cults / Sects / Non Christian Religions and Topics

Source: CCN

  March 1988

  MUSIC AND THE NEW AGE

  Joseph Schimmel

  Michael Jackson, a best-selling singer, songwriter, producer, movie star and dancer, is the uncontested, outstanding male recording star of the 80's.

    In February of 1984 he was awarded an unprecedented eight Grammy awards, a feat never before accomplished in Grammy history.  At that point his album Thriller had become the biggest selling solo album ever, an album that covered everything from sexual fantasy to demon possession.

  Michael Jackson's life offstage has been no less fantastic than his life onstage. Throughout the years he has reportedly done everything from collecting mannequins and attempting to purchase the bone of the Elephant an to spending part of his life living in a plastic bubble.  Jackson has not only led much of the already lost world further from the truth and deeper into the fantasy explosion, but has become one of the most influential proponents of New Age ideas in the last days.

  A favorite even among some deluded Christians, Jackson believes he is a prophet sent forth as a messenger to the children of the world.  He claims I worry about the children, all my children all over the world, I live for  them...

  I was sent forth for the world, for the children, but have mercy, for I've been bleeding a long time now.  Michael Jackson attributes his creative ability to the "force within" and reveals that his songs are given to him by way of revelation through "dreams" after being assembled in another realm.  He says, the whole thing is strange, you hear the words, everything is right there in front of your face, and you say to yourself, 'I'm sorry, I just didn't write this.' Its there already.  I feel that somewhere, someplace, it's all been done, and I'm the courier bringing it into the world.

    The Word of God reveals three different sources of dreams: natural (Ecc. 5:3); divine (Matt. 1:20); and evil (Jer. 23:32; 27:9, Zech. 10:2).  Therefore the Lord instructs us to test those who claim revelation as a "dreamer of dreams" (Deut.  13:1-5) and if they speak not according to this Word it is because there is no light in them (Isa. 8:20).

  Sadly, the closest Michael Jackson gets to the Word of God in his lyrics is to promote as truth the very lie God reveals will cause many to be damned (2 Thess.  2:9-11).

  His song We Are The World was sung by an all- star line-up of over 40 singers ranging from Kenny Rogers to Cyndi Lauper. It was first done for famine relief in Africa and ended up being sung as an anthem during Hands Across America.  the message Michael brings to his children is that we are all a part of God's great big family and that the world must come together as one...we're saving our own lives.

    The song goes on to say, as God has shown us by turning stones to bread so we all must lend a helping hand.  Compared with Matt. 4:1-5 it does not take much discernment to detect the spirit behind the song.  The co-writer of the song, Lionel Richie, is described as being "in shock" as to how fast Michael Jackson wrote the music.  Interesting the book by the same title  describes the lyrics as being "summoned."

  In Jackson's song Another Part of Me from his latest album Bad he sings:

  We're takin over, we have the truth, this is the mission, to see it   through...this is our planet...and this is our message to you.  The   planets are linin' up, we're bringin' brighter days, they're allin   line waiting for you...We're coming together...

  This song parallels the New Age Harmonic convergence claim that our planet was finding it s rightful alignment in the "galactic community" and summoning the New Age.  Jackson performs this song, in a short movie played at Disneyland where he is seen as a savior transforming a decadent society into a paradise with his magic power.

  This is not to be taken lightly in that his message is drummed into the hearts and minds of millions via his music and as early as 1984 it was being reported that a group had emerged claiming he is the "Messiah returned" and the "Archangel Michael."

  If we as discerning Christians reject sitting under the teachings of other false teachers, it is my prayer to God that all would reject the musical ministry of Michael Jackson.

  SCRIPTURES: God, in His Word, warns and alerts us concerning spiritual deception in the last days (Matt.  24:4-5, 11, 23-26, 2 Thess. 2:3-12, 1 Tim. 4:1-3, 2 Tim. 3:8, 13-14, 4:1-5, Rev. 13:1-18, 16:13-15).





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