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The P.O.D Symbol

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Many people have written asking about the mysterious symbol P.O.D. displays on their albums, shirts and web site.

SOME EXAMPLES OF THE P.O.D. SYMBOL

P.O.D. "Warriors" Album
Symbol in Top Right

From P.O.D.'s website
(www.payableondeath.com)

P.O.D. Patch
Symbol in middle of "O"

On P.O.D.'s website (www.thesouthtown.com) under the section "Frequently Asked Questions", someone asks about the "trinity symbol"?

(http://www.thesouthtown.com/faq/#6)
But there's one problem with representing the Trinity, or the Godhead with symbols — it's CLEARY FORBIDDEN in the Bible!

Acts 17:29, clearly FORBIDS such symbology: ". . . we ought NOT to think that the Godhead [the Trinity] is like unto gold, or silver, or stone, GRAVEN BY ART [symbols, icons, etc.] and man's device."

That could NOT POSSIBLY be any clearer!

To represent the Trinity or God as a "symbol" or "image", etc. is strictly forbidden. All throughout the Old Testament the use of graven images are strictly forbidden! The very FIRST of the ten commandments forbids such symbolism!

3 Thou shalt have no other gods before me.
4 Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth:
Exodus 20:3-4
There are many other verses in both the Old and New Testament agains the use of symbols, images, etc. to represent God or any false god.

Not surprising, since symbols are strictly forbidden by the Lord God, symbols are highly esteemed in witchcraft and the occult.

Harpers' Encyclopedia of Mystical & Paranormal Experience (p.594) says, "Symbols are important to all esoteric teachings, for they contain secret wisdom accessible only to the initiated."
(Harpers' Encyclopedia of Mystical & Paranormal Experience, p.594)

It's also worth noting the symbol used by P.O.D. is also on the cover of the New King James Bible.

The Aquarian Conspiracy, a key New Age "handbook", bears a similar symbol. And New Agers freely admit it represents three inter-woven "6"s or "666".

Constance Cumbey, author of The Hidden Dangers of the Rainbow and a notable authority on the New Age Movement, says concerning the symbol:

"On the cover of the Aquarian Conspiracy is a Mobius, it is really used by them as triple six (666). The emblem on the cover of the New King James Bible [same symbol as P.O.D.'s] is said to be an ancient symbol of the Trinity. The old symbol had gnostic origins. It was more gnostic than Christian. I was rather alarmed when I noticed the emblem..."
(The New Age Movement, Southwest Radio Church, 1982 p.11)
LEFT: The three esoteric "6"'s separated.
Plainly displaying the interlocked "666". The Triqueta is used as the centerpiece for the logo for The Institute of Transpersonal Psychology (ITP). The ITP is a new age school following the Jungian Psychology [occultist Carl Jung]. One of their stated goals is ". . . to reach the recognition of divinity within"(www.itp.edu/about/tp.html) (see Genesis 3:5, "...ye shall be as gods...")

The same symbol (with a circle as does P.O.D. also) is displayed by the rock group Led Zeppelin. Members of Led Zeppelin are deeply involved in satanism and the occult. Guitarist Jimmy Page, so consumed with satanism, actually purchased satanist Aleister Crowley's mansion. Most believe the symbol is from the teachings of Aleister Crowley and represents 666.

LEFT: The picture is "The Hierophant" taken from the Tarot card set designed by satanist Aliester Crowley. The "Hierophant" is a priest in the occult and Eleusinian. Notice the "three circles" at the top of the wand or rod in the Hierphant's hand. Inside the the three intertwined circles is the "P.O.D. symbol".

RIGHT: To the right is the top of the wand enlarged. Notice the "P.O.D. symbol" (upside down) inside the three circles.

One of the most occult television shows ever aired is "Charmed". "Charmed" details the spells and occultic practices of three witches. The "P.O.D. symbol" is the show's primary symbol of witchcraft and is splattered throughout the series. Notice the "P.O.D. symbol" displayed on "The Book of Shadows". The Book of Shadows is commonly used in withcraft and satanism:

Book of Shadows: Also called a grimoire, this journal kept either by individual witches or satanists or by a coven or group, records the activities of the group and the incantations used. (Jerry Johnston, The Edge of Evil: The Rise of Satanism on North America, p. 269)
THE P.O.D. SYMBOL & WITCHCRAFT?

The Craft: A Witch's Book of Shadows
The Witch's Book of Shadows or Grimoire is a book of spells, enchantments, and rituals. Includes Rituals, Spells, and Wicca Ethics

The Craft Companion: A Witch's Journal

By Dorothy Morrison, a high priest of Witchcraft.

NOTE: We circled (in YELLOW and RED), and also enlarged to the side The P.O.D. symbol.

Here's some examples of Satanic and Pagan Jewelry which includes the P.O.D. symbol.
LEFT BOX: Notice the satanic pentagram ring in the top right corner. The ring with the P.O.D. synbol is the fourth down on the left, we highlighted it with a yellow circle.
BOTTOM BOX: Notice the very satanic Baphomet Goat.
We broke out and colored the P.O.D. symbol found in the other two satanic pieces of jewelry.

LEFT: The image on the left is from the rock group Deicide's album "Once Upon the Cross". It is a triquetra (NOTICE: Also like Led Zeppelin, Charmed and P.O.D. it is inclosed within a circle) with pentagrams and upside down crosses. The group Deicide members are very serious Satanists. Lead Singer Glen Benton has an upside down cross branded on his forehead. The inside cover of the album "Once Upon the Cross" has the Lord Jesus Christ, sliced up the middle, with his insides removed. The name Deicide means the death of God.

The book "Blood on the Doorposts" by former Satanists, Bill and Sharon Schnoebelen, also documents the "trio of sixes (666)" in the "P.O.D. & NKJV symbol" and goes so far as claim it is "symbolic of the anti-christ":

"A disguised interlocked trio of sixes, symbolic of the anti-christ. Also symbolizes the triple goddess of Wicca (three interlocked vesica pisces together). Commonly used in Catholic liturgical iconography, and has recently found its way into the logo of the New King James Bible [also P.O.D.'s symbol]." (Bill and Sharon Schnoebelen, Blood on the Doorposts, p. 150)

Dr. Cathy Burns, probably the world's leading authority on occult symbols, writes in her book, Masonic and Occult Symbols Illustrated, concerning the "P.O.D. symbol":

"Marilyn Ferguson, a New Ager, used the symbol of the triquetra (another name for the triskele) on her book The Aquarian Conspiracy. This is a variation for the number 666. Other books and material have a similar design printed on them, such as books from David Spangler, the person who lauds Lucifer, and The Witch's Grimoire. As most people know, the number 666 is the number of the beast (see Revelation 13:18) and is evil, yet the occultists and New Agers love this number and consider it to be sacred.

As stated earlier, many organizations, such as the World Future Society and the Trilateral Commission, incorporate this symbol into their logo. I think it is quite interesting to see that this same symbol appears on the cover of the New King James Bible as well! [as it also does on P.O.D.s albums, web site, shirts, etc.]"
(Dr. Cathy Burns, Masonic and Occult Symbols Illustrated, pp. 242-243)

For more info on the New King James Bible"

The cover of P.O.D.s platinum selling album The Fundamental Elements of Southtown is covered with occult symbols. Notice the man sitting in the occult "lotus" position. The occult initiate believes the "lotus" position connects to the spiritual transcendence of oneness with god. Harpers' Encyclopedia of Mystical & Paranormal Experience writes of the "lotus" position: "The most common sitting posture used in yoga and other forms of meditation. The position facilitates the flow of the universal life force through the top of the head and into the chakras." (Harpers' Encyclopedia of Mystical & Paranormal Experience, p. 332)

P.O.D. clearly understand the spiritual significance of the lotus position, as the man is levitating on a cloud. Of course, the practice of levitation is a well known occult practice. Harpers' Encyclopedia of Mystical & Paranormal Experience writes, "Levitations are said to occur in mediumship, shamanistic trance, mystical rapture and trance, magic, bewitchment, hauntings, and possession." (Harpers' Encyclopedia of Mystical & Paranormal Experience, p. 327)

The Dictionary of Cults, Sects, Religions and the Occult, classifies "levitation" as "occult; spiritualism and voodoo" (Mather, George A. and Larry Nichols, The Dictionary of Cults, Sects, Religions and the Occult, p. 175)

There are many other occult images on the cover of The Fundamental Elements of Southtown album. In fact, because of the blatant occult influences covering The Fundamental Elements of Southtown album, many Christian bookstores totally banned the album.

There are many other occult influences on the cover of The Fundamental Elements of Southtown album. In fact, because of the occult influences covering The Fundamental Elements of Southtown album, many Christian bookstores totally banned the album.

But, as they say, "you ain’t seen nothing yet"!


If the Christian bookstores were shocked by the occult symbols decorating The Fundamental Elements of Southtown, the occult artistry of P.O.D.’s 2003 release, Payable on Death should (and did!) send them into spiritual cardiac arrest!

In over 25 years of researching occult influences in rock music, P.O.D.s album Payable on Death artwork is clearly among the most openly occult and dark I have ever seen. The fact that P.O.D. plastered such artwork throughout their CD insert unmistakably reveals a very serious spiritual condition. This occult artwork should not be taken lightly. P.O.D. is a spiritually confused band that Christian young people should avoid at all cost. Young person, please pay careful and prayerful attention to what you are about to read. Also, the following analysis may appear lengthy and comprehensive, but the truth is, comparable to the amount of occult images found, it is brief.


P.O.D.’s album cover [ON LEFT] displays a semi-nude woman (with her crossed arms covering her bare breasts) wearing a crown with the wings of a butterfly. The winged-lady-butterfly is a mystic fairy. Fairies have a long and winding history in witchcraft and the occult. The Woman’s Dictionary of Symbols and Sacred Objects describes the fairy as, "tiny female spirit with butterfly wings. . ." (p. 246) The fairy is depicted as a Queen with a crown. (p. 245) It goes on to say, ". . . the fairies were originally the souls of the pagan dead. . . In several folk ballads the Fairy Queen is addressed as ‘Queen of Heaven’. . . Christian sources depicted fairies as real people, almost synonymous with witches." (The Woman’s Dictionary of Symbols and Sacred Objects,p. 246)

The Guide to the Occult and Mysticism writes of fairies:

"According to theory, fairies are either: earthbound unbaptized souls; guardians of the souls of the dead; ghosts of venerated ancestors; fallen angels condemned to remain on earth; nature spirits, or small human beings. They are said to have magical powers and to consort with witches and other humans with supernatural powers. . ."
(Geddes and Grosett, Guide to the Occult and Mysticism, p. 446)
The popular occult "field guide" titled, A Field Guide to Demons, Fairies, Fallen Angels and Other Subversive Spirits(by Carol K. Mack and Dinah Mack) readily link demons and fallen angels with fairies.

Fairies also represent the disembodied spirits of Halloween, and Christians knew them to be "demons". The Woman’s Dictionary of Symbols and Sacred Objects says:

"In Ireland, all the sidh or fairy hills (grave mounds) were said to open up on the occasion [Halloween]. Folks insisted that it was impossible to keep the fairies underground on Halloween. Since these fairies were simply pagan spirits, the church naturally insisted that demons were abroad on Halloween." (Walker, Barbara, The Woman’s Dictionary of Symbols and Sacred Objects, p. 180)
The popular Encyclopedia of Occultism by Lewis Spence, connects fairies to the devil ands says of fairies, "They steal human children, and leave in their places fairy changelings. . ." (Lewis Spence, Encyclopedia of Occultism,p. 154)

Dr. Kurt Koch, probably the world’s greatest authority on demonism, writes of fairies in Occult ABC:

"If a person wants their [fairies] help, he must apply to their chief, the devil himself. This however, would cost a person his salvation. The idea that these spirits [fairies] are demonic is in accordance with the Bible."
(Dr. Kurt Koch, Occult ABC, p. 83)
According to The Encyclopedia of Witches and Witchcraft, "Fairies are fallen angels." It goes on to describe fairies as, "Some fairies were said to suck human blood like vampires. . . Many contemporary Witches believe in fairies and some see them clairvoyantly. Some Witches say their Craft [WitchCraft] was passed down from fairies . . ." (Rosemary Ellen Guiley, The Encyclopedia of Witches and Witchcraft,p. 117)

Fairies come from the underground of hell. "Fairies are generally believed to live as a nation in an underground location. . ." (Harpers' Encyclopedia of Mystical & Paranormal Experience, p. 198)

Another enlightening artistic addition on the Payable on Death album is P.O.D.’s "personal occult symbols". Personal "symbols" are a common practice in the occult. Harpers' Encyclopedia of Mystical & Paranormal Experience states, "Symbols are important to all esoteric teachings, for they contain secret wisdom accessible only to the initiated." (Harpers' Encyclopedia of Mystical & Paranormal Experience, p.594)

Like P.O.D., the occult soaked rock group Led Zeppelin also introduced personal occult symbols on one of their albums. Guitarist Jimmy Page of Zeppelin is a devout follower of Satanist and self-proclaimed "The Beast 666", Aleister Crowley. In 1971, guitarist Jimmy Page bought Crowley’s Boleskine House on the shore of Loch Ness where Crowley practiced his hellish, satanic sex-magick rituals, including human sacrifices. Guitarist Jimmy Page actually performed Crowley magical rituals during their concerts. Their song "Stairway to Heaven" carries the reference "May Queen", which is the name of a hideous poem by Crowley. Page had inscribed in the vinyl of their album Led Zeppelin III, Crowley's famous "Do what thou wilt. So mete it Be’. Page and Robert Plant claim some of Zeppelins' songs came via occultic "automatic handwriting", including their popular "Stairway to Heaven". Stephen Davis in the Hammer of the Gods, details the occult inspiration of "Stairway to Heaven".

". . . Robert described the 'automatic' nature of the lyric: 'I was just sitting there with Pagey in front of a fire at Headley Grange. Pagey had written the chords and played them for me. I was holding a paper and pencil, and for some reason, I was in a very bad mood. Then all of a sudden my hand was writing out words. 'There's a lady who's sure, all that glitters is gold, and she's buying a stairway to heaven.' I just sat there and looked at the words and then I almost leaped out of my seat.'" (Stephen Davis, Hammer of the Gods, p. 164)

"He [Robert Palmer] often remarked that he could feel his pen being pushed by some higher authority." (Stephen Davis, Hammer of the Gods, p. 262)

There is no doubt to the occult influence of Led Zeppelin. For a very through, extensively documented history of Zeppelin’s occult inspiration read the 648 page book titled, Fallen Angel: The Untold Story of Jimmy Page and Led Zeppelin by Thomas Friend.

Zeppelin’s "personal symbols" were etched in occult images. For instance, "Zoso" was Jimmy Page’s personal symbol and according to Stephen Davis in The Hammer of the Gods (p. 253), it is a "stylized 666". To further document Page’s "Zoso" emblem’s connection to satanist Crowley and the number 666, the following page is from Crowley’s book The Equinox of the Gods(p. 253):

JIMMY PAGE'S "ZOSO" MATCHES CROWLEY'S 666
 


The above is from Aliester Crowley’s
book The Equinox of the Gods (p. 253):
Notice the first statement — "So is O" matches Page's "Zoso".
and Now 666 = My Name, = The number of the Beast.

Like Zeppelin, P.O.D.’s "personal symbols" [ON RIGHT] are also etched in occult imagery. I asked Dr. Cathy Burns, author of several exhaustive books on occult symbols and a recognized authority on symbology, to evaluate P.O.D.’s "personal occult symbols". Along with several pages of detailed documentation linking P.O.D.’s symbols to the occult, Dr. Burns stated their symbols, ". . . look wicked and occulitc". (personal letter on file)

On P.O.D.’s CD liner is also the familiar "eye in the palm" [ON LEFT]. This is a widely known occult symbol of divination and palmistry. Many fortune-tellers and palm readers display the "eye in the palm" advertising their occult practice. Dr. Cathy Burns writes of the eye in the palm, "When the eyes are situated in the hand, for example, by association with the symbolism of the hand they come to denote clairvoyant action [divination]."
(Dr. Cathy Burns, Masonic and Occult Symbols Illustrated, p. 384)

The Woman's Dictionary of Symbols & Sacred Objects, "The entire field of palmistry is summed up in this symbol [eye in the palm] implying that insight is to be found in the palm of the hand." (Barbara G. Walker, The Woman's Dictionary of Symbols & Sacred Objects, p 321)

P.O.D.’s "eye in the hand" also contains several occult astrology symbols, the Latin word "LUNA" for "MOON" and P.O.D.'s personal symbols.

It is also VERY revealing that the P.O.D. "eye in the hand" is the "left" hand. In case you do not know, Satanism is commonly known as the "left hand path". The Dictionary of Cults, Sects, Religions and the Occultwrites, "Left Hand path (occult). Term used in the occult circles synonymous with evil. In the Bible, the goats (wicked) got to the left hand of God to be separated for judgement, while the sheep(righteous) go to the right to be saved." (Mather, George A. and Larry Nichols, The Dictionary of Cults, Sects, Religions and the Occult, p. 175)

Also, on the hand is the letter "S" [BOTTOM RIGHT] Hmmm. . . I wonder whose name begins with the letter "S"? Who is commonly known by the letter "S"? I’ll give a hint. He tempted Jesus in Matthew 4. (as in Satan) In astrology the letter "S" is also used for Saturn. According to researcher Dr. Cathy Burns, "Saturn is really Satan". (Dr. Cathy Burns, Masonic and Occult Symbols Illustrated, p. 314)

There is the bizarre occurrence of the "cursed" number 13. The number 13 is a major player in the occult, death and Satanism. Throughout the Bible the number thirteen is plainly connected to Satan and rebellion. Ed Vallowe writes in Biblical Mathematics, "The number thirteen is associated with depravity and rebellion. This number is usually associated with evil. . ." (Ed Vallowe, Biblical Mathematics, p. 102) Author N.W. Hutchings says of the number thirteen, "Thirteen is one of the most interesting of all numbers. It is clearly associated with rebellion." (N.W. Hutchings, God, The Master Mathematican, p. 29)

Satan himself, is represented by the number 13. The prestigious Dictionary of Symbolism documents the devil as the number 13, "The devil was believed to accompany a coven of 12 witches as the 13th member" (Hans Biedermann, Dictionary of Symbolism, p. 241)

According to the Jewish Cabalist, the number 13 represents the Snake, the dragon, Satan. <Symbolism and Properties, pages.globetrotter.net/sdesr/nuprop.htm>

The book, Satan Wants You, The Cult of Devil Worship in America, links the number thirteen with Satan and says, "It is symbolic of death or the unknown." (Arthur Lyons, Satan Wants You, The Cult of Devil Worship in America, p. 38)

The number thirteen in the satanic Tarot card is "DEATH". [ON RIGHT] Notice the number "13" on the BOTTOM LEFT and the Roman Numeral for Thirteen "XIII" at the TOP.

It’s not surprising the thirteenth chapter of the Revelation describes the Antichrist.

The most frightening symbol on the P.O.D. CD liner is a subtle (see Genesis 3:1) display of the popular hand gesture known as the "Horned Hand" or the Satanic Salute [ON LEFT]. Technically known as the "Cornuto", (cornuto is Latin for "horn") it is a well-established symbol of Satanism. Note: This is NOT the "I love you" sign langage where the thumb is extended. The book, Satanism in America writes, "The 'Horned Hand' is the sign of recognition between those who are in the occult. . ." (Fletcher Brothers, Satanism in America, p.42)

The "satanic salute" goes back many years and according to The Woman's Dictionary of Symbols & Sacred Objects , is an "appeal to the devil" - "In antiquity it must have represented an appeal to the Horned God; then in the Middle Ages, an appeal to the devil. . ." (The Woman's Dictionary of Symbols & Sacred Objects, p. 308)

Satanist Anton LaVey is shown forming the "Cornuto" on the back of The Satanic Bible. The "Horned Hand" is also flashed during the Satanic Black Mass. It is no accident, nor coincidence, it appears on P.O.D.’s CD liner. A careful look at the "salute" in P.O.D.’s album clearly reveals the deliberate intention of forming the "satanic salute". Nobody naturally holds a rope (or root) with their hand in the "Satanic salute" position. It is also worth mentioning, the hand is again the "left hand".

THE SATANIC SALUTE

The back of The Satanic Bible. Anton LaVey's bottom hand is making the "salute".

A Satanic Black Mass.
Notice the people making the Satanic Salute.

The Satanic Salute from P.O.D.'s album.

The "I Love You" Sign Language. Notice, the thumb is extended.

There is so much occult imagery on P.O.D.’s CD I could go on and on and on. . . .

For instance, there is the constant "death" theme.

Throughout the P.O.D. album is an unhealthy preoccupation with "death". In the CD liner is a skull wearing on the forehead, the "death number" of 13 [ON LEFT]. Dr. Burns writes of the skull, "It is prominent in witchcraft and demon worship as a celebration of death." (Dr. Cathy Burns, Masonic and Occult Symbols Illustrated, p. 388)

Even P.O.D.’s name stands for Payable on Death. P.O.D. claims the name signifies that at "death" a Christian "cashes in" hence, the "payable on death". But this is a serious doctrinal error and again indicates a confused spiritual condition.

The Bible clearly teaches the "devil" is the author and promoter of death. And the Lord Jesus Christ is the author and promoter of life.

Hebrews 2:14 says the "devil (not the Lord Jesus) is the power of "death".

Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil;
Hebrews 2:14

In Revelation 6, the entrance of the antichrist is foretold. And his name was "death" – and "hell" followed him.

And I looked, and behold a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with him. And power was given unto them over the fourth part of the earth, to kill with sword, and with hunger, and with death, and with the beasts of the earth.
Revelation 6:8

As Satan glorifies and testifies of "death". So does P.O.D. As we have clearly seen, their Payable on Death album is covered with occult images of DEATH. They claim their name Payable on Death represents when a Christian "dies" then their salvation is "paid", hence "Payable on Death". Nothing could be further from the truth! A Christian’s "salvation" was paid completely and totally by the Lord Jesus Christ at Calvary! And the second a sinner trusts in the shed blood of the Lord Jesus their salvation is completely paid. Not at death!

The fascination P.O.D. has with "death" is a very, very serious spiritual problem.

Jus as Satan and P.O.D. glorifies and testifies of "death", the Lord Jesus glorifies and testifies of LIFE! Hundreds of verses could be given to show the Lord Jesus is the author of life.

In him was life; and the life was the light of men.
John 1:4

And ye will not come to me, that ye might have life.
John 5:40

35 And Jesus said unto them, I am the bread of life: he that cometh to me shall never hunger; and he that believeth on me shall never thirst.
48 I am that bread of life.
John 6:35, 48

25 Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live:
26 And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die. Believest thou this?
John 11:25-26

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

Daniel Martin Diaz

The artwork for Payable on death was created by artist Daniel Martin Diaz.

One reviewer describes Diaz’s art as:

"A common iconography runs through all the drawings: Diaz’s world is made up of scorpions and snakes, skulls and detached limbs, crucifixions and saints, astrological symbols and hearts on fire."
(Joshua Rose, Shade Magazine, "Thirty-One Drawings in Thirty-One Days", June & July, 2004)

One of Diaz’s esoteric drawings is titled Magicus, which depicts the head of a woman on the body of a moth, with four eyes covering the wings. Though the head is crowned, the body ends with the tail of a scorpion. Under the figure, Diaz has written in script the words to Hail Mary in Latin.

The demonic number thirteen also appears in much of Diaz’s works.

LA Times describes Diaz’s, sick and perverted drawing titled Life: "In one drawing, called ‘Life,’ we find a crowned Virgin Mary connected through an umbilical cord that stems from a cross around her neck to a free-floating, half-reptilian fetus (characterized elsewhere as Jesus)." Can you believe such blasphemy? The Lord Jesus as satanic "half-reptilian"? May I remind you – Satan is the serpent or reptile of Genesis 3 – not the Lord Jesus!!! The picture also has written "13 Christi Fetus".

LA Times describes another Diaz demonic disaster called Crown of Thorns (an obvious reference to the Lord Jesus) as, "‘Crown of Thorns’ portrays an emaciated torso that gives way to tree roots below the waist, two severed arms, extended as if on a cross, and a single thorn-encircled eye where the head would be." God helps us! What sick, perverted, wicked, and ungodly blasphemy. And P.O.D. plasters Diaz’s spiritual perversion on their album cover!

For a view of some of Diaz’s sick art http://wiredheart.hispeed.com/july03/daniel_martin_diaz.html

This site is a picture of Jesus on the cross as a scorpion with the number 13.http://www.jqadams.com/gallery/diaz.html

You Christian young people that continue to defend P.O.D. you better wake up! If you keep on defending and making excuses for people that blaspheme and pervert the Lord Jesus Christ, you will pay serious spiritual consequences. You can not fill your heart and your mind with the music of P.O.D. and remain spiritually sound. It has already spiritually corrupted many of you reading this article. You already place P.O.D. way above the Lord Jesus. You’re mad at me for the documented TRUTH in this article. And yet you tolerate, defend and "love" this music from people that mock and pervert your Saviour! God help you. . . Wake Up! (Romans 13:11)

Daniel Martin Diaz website (P.O.D.’s artist) has an open invitation and initiation into occult divination. Diaz proudly broadcasts the following on his website: "Divination: the art or practice that seeks to foresee or foretell future events or discover hidden knowledge. by the interpretation of omens or by the aid of supernatural powers." Diaz has even included on his website downloadable occult objects and images to practice satanic divination! Diaz’s website says, "These symbols can be used in meditation or as a divinatory tool to unlock the power of the subconscious" The pages contain occult symbols in the shape of a cube or a cross. You download the images, cut along the dotted lines and construct your own occult image to induce demon possession! One of the pages is titled, "cubus", in which you cut out and create an "occult dice". Diaz’s instructions says, "Roll dice, meditate on symbol. Discover hidden mysteries within yourself. Try rolling more than one. Create your own meaning for each symbol".

The Lord is very, very clear about the satanic practice of DIVINATION.

Deuteronomy 18:9-12
9 When thou art come into the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee, thou shalt not learn to do after the abominations of those nations.
10 There shall not be found among you any one that maketh his son or his daughter to pass through the fire, or that useth divination, or an observer of times, or an enchanter, or a witch,
11 Or a charmer, or a consulter with familiar spirits, or a wizard, or a necromancer.
12 For all that do these things are an abomination unto the LORD: and because of these abominations the LORD thy God doth drive them out from before thee.

2 King 17
And they caused their sons and their daughters to pass through the fire, and used divination and enchantments, and sold themselves to do evil in the sight of the LORD, to provoke him to anger.

By the way, P.O.D.’s website has a link to Diaz’s occult and divination website. And on the special Playstation Game, P.O.D. has a special feature segment on Diaz! WOW!

Diaz’s website contain "hidden"(meta keywords) search words and phrases. These are words that Diaz uses to best describe his site. The web visitor does not see these "search" words, but search engines such as google, yahoo, etc. can "see" them. Search words are words that best describe the web site. If you type in any of these "hidden" search words, Google will "see" them and return Diaz’s site as a valid hit. What are some of Diaz’s "hidden" and descriptive search words? "dark art, mystic Christ. Shamanic, Shamanic art, Astrology. . . shamanism. . . Alchemical Healing, metaphysics, personal transformation. Shamanic Journey, shamanic energy healing, ceremonial ritual, esoteric, magickal, devil, satan, 666, Demonic Attack,The Rite of Exorcism, Devil or demon on oath. . . My name is Legion, horkizo, Mark 5:1-13. . .chakra. . . dementia, guts, gore, music, hell, serialkillers, crime, blood, dark,occult, paranormal, witchcraft, dead bodies, halloween, corpses, gruesome, Dark and demented portal site geared to unusual aspects of life"

Diaz is also a member of the gothic band Blind Divine.

The following occult and witchcraft websites (among many others) that link to Diaz’s website and art.

  • Wicca (Witchcraft) Chat Room @ www.wicca-chat.com/links/artwork.htm
  • Darkness Rising @ www.darknessrising.com
  • Deviant Art @ beauty-fiend.deviantart.com
  • Death and Dementia @ www.deathndementia.com
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My young Christian friend, I know you do not fully understand the spiritual danger of this stuff. And I know music can grab you and influence you – but leave this stuff alone! You can not possibly imagine the spiritual danger you are embracing. This is not just music. You are opening your heart and soul to something serious and sinister. STAY AWAY!

P.O.D. AND THE WORKS OF DARKNESS

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":

(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 gavethe 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)

("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))
("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"!

(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!

(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.

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.

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.

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:

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:

(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"!

(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.

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 bygrandpa 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.

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!

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

P.O.D. AND RASTAFARIANISM

Probably the most disturbing element of P.O.D. is the polluting of Christianity with Rastafarianism terms and values in their music.

Spin magazine writes of P.O.D.'s spiritual beliefs:

"Wuv and the band have structured their lives around a spiritual belief system that cross-fades Christianity, Rastarianism and Judaism."
(Joyful Noisemakers, Spin, October 2001, p. 88)

Spin magazine also writes that Sonny and Wuv were reared by their Rasta uncle.

Guitar World truthfully says of P.O.D’s Rasta-filled music:

"A lot of the spirituality you guys project seems more akin to Rasta than mainstream Christianity"
(Guitar World, Nov. 2001, p. 104)

What is rastafarianism?

Rastafarianism is a religion and way of life, that began in Jamaica in the 1930’s that blends components of Christianity, Hinduism, New Age, Mysticism, Racism and Voodoo. Followers of Rastafarianism are called Rastas, or Rastaman. In the 1930’s Rastaman, Leonard Howell provided Rastafarianism’s six foundational principles of Rastafarianism:

"(1) hatred for the White race;
(2) the complete superiority of the Black race;
(3) revenge on Whites for their wickedness;
(4) the negation, persecution, and humiliation of the government and legal bodies of Jamaica;
(5) preparation to go back to Africa; and
(6) acknowledging Emperor Haile Selassie as the Supreme Being and only ruler of Black people"
(Barret, Leonard E., The Rastafarians, p. 85)

According to Leonard Barrett, who is probably the greatest historical authority on Rastafarianism:

"This first glimpse [the above mentioned six principles] of the new doctrine that launched the Rastafarian movement has not changed significantly over the years."
(Barret, Leonard E., The Rastafarians, p. 85)

Some of the teachings of Rastafarianism:

  • Rastafarians believe that Haile Selassie, emperor of Ethiopia, (also named Ras Tafari), who died in 1975, was Almighty God in the flesh. Rastafarians worship Haile Selassie, or Ras Tafari, as God.
    In an interview, Sonny of P.O.D. makes a reference to HR’s [HR is preacher/singer of Rastafarianism] turban looking like a royal headdress, like Rasta’s god, Haile Selassie!
    GW: What was it like collaborating with HR on your song ‘Without Jah, Nothin’"?
    TRAA: A pleasure man, man. He had a turban on.
    SANDOVAL: A royal headdress, like Haile Selassie [the former Ethiopian emperor, reserved by Rastafafarians as an incarnation of God—GW Ed].
    (Guitar World, Nov. 2001, p. 52)
    "All true Rastafarians believe that Haile Selassie, Emperor of Ethiopia, is the true and living god,"
    (Barret, Leonard E., The Rastafarians, p. 104)
    "Jesus Christ was manifested in his second coming in the person of Jah Rastafari, Haile Sellassie I. Thus Jesus Christ and Haile Selassie are used interchangeably.
    (Barret, Leonard E., The Rastafarians, p. 229)
  • Rastafarians use the following Rastas terms:
    JAH - The Rastafarian name for God.
    BABYLON - Babylon is the Rastafarian term for the white political and church structure that has been holding the black race down for centuries.
    I AND I – Rastafarian expression for oneness. `I and I' as being the oneness of two persons.
    ZION – Ethiopia, Africa, the Rastafarian holy land.
    TRIBAL – Rastafarians believe the black race is the reincarnation of the ancient tribes of Israel.
    And as we’ll soon see, P.O.D. weaves the following terms, unique to Rastafarianism into their music.
  • Rastafarians consider Ethiopia heaven on earth. Rasta’s do not believe in an afterlife or hell, as Christianity believes.
    Apparently, P.O.D. also does not believe in 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)
  • Rastafarians reject orthodox Christianity, and believe it is from the devil.
    "The Rastafarians reject Christianity and firmly believe in Haile Selassie as the returned Messiah and Ethiopia as the promised land of all Black people."
    (Barret, Leonard E., The Rastafarians, Preface, xi)
    "The Whites’ god is actually the devil, the instigator of all evils that have come upon the world, the god of hate, blood, oppression, and war, the Black god is a god of ‘Peace and Love’."
    (Barret, Leonard E., The Rastafarians, p.108)
    "It follows that the Christian preachers of the White god, especially Black clergy, are the greatest deceivers…"
    (Barret, Leonard E., The Rastafarians, p. 108)
  • Rastafarians deny the salvation and deity of the Lord Jesus Christ.
    "On the subject of reincarnation the Rastafarians have a unique teaching akin to Hinduism. They believe that God revealed himself many ages ago in various forms. To the Hebrews, God revealed himself in the person of Moses, who was the first avatar or savior . . .The second avatar was Elijah, . . . The third avatar was Jesus Christ,. . . Now the advent of Ras Tafari is the climax of God's revelation."
    (Barret, Leonard E., The Rastafarians, p. 112)
    "The early Nyabinghi Rasta believed the Babylonian 'Jesus' to be a false god,, and Haile Selassie to represent the coming of the Messiah."
    (Don Taylor, Marley and Me, p. 246)
  • Rastafarians believe that Jah will send the signal and help the blacks exodus back to the promise land, Ethiopia. 
  • Rasta’s wear their hair in dreadlocks. As does Wuv and Traa of P.O.D.
  • Rastafarianism teaches the religious use of marijuana, also referred to as kaja, ganja, or the ‘holy herb’.
  • Reggae music is heavily influenced by Rastafarianism. Musician Bob Marley is a Rasta prophet and evangelist. Some Rasta’s believe Marley was the reincarnation of Jesus Christ. The word ‘reggae’ is Latin for "to the king".

    In summary: Rastafarianism a Satanic, false religion that will condemn a person to a lake or fire.

    Rastafarianism is NOT Christian.

    Rastafarianism CLEARLY "perverts the gospel of Christ" and is a CURSE – according to the word of God.

    Galatians 1:7-9
    7 Which is not another; but there be some that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ.
    8 But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed.
    9 As we said before, so say I now again, If any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed.
    No Bible-Believing, Christian WILL tolerate, sympathize, nor ignore the CURSED teachings of Rastafarianism. They will expose it. They will condemn it. And they will warn people against it!Rastafarianism is a lie and a false hope and a perversion of the glorious gospel of Jesus Christ.

    The Bible is VERY clear:

    There is ONE way and ONE way ONLY for salvation – and that is the shed blood of Jesus Christ at Calvary.

    THERE IS NO OTHER WAY!

    John 14:6
    Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
    Acts 4:12
    Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.
    According to the Bible and the Lord Jesus Christ — ANY other way will send a person to hell. No matter what their intentions, no matter how "nice, peaceful, sincere, righteous, loving" they are – they are wrong. And they are preaching a false, damnable gospel.


    • P.O.D. AND BOB MARLEY •
    Reggae musician Bob Marley has done, far more than any other person to evangelize Rastafarianism’s gospel of lies and damnation.
    ". . . he never changed from his trademark introduction of 'Hail Jah Rastafari!' which was an opening prayer to Jah, the Rasta name for God."
    Bob Marley, in concert
    (Don Taylor, Marley and Me, p. 75)
    "It’s difficult, of course, to properly understand Bob Marley’s music without considering Rastafari. His spiritual beliefs, by now, are too well known to necessitate further explanation. It must be stated, however, that Rastafari is at the very core of the Wailers’ music."
    (CD liner, Legend, The best of Bob Marley and the Wailers)
    "Indeed, Marley and his fellow musicians regard themselves as missionaries, dedicated to spreading the truth of Jah Rastafari. ‘It was a crusade, it was a mission.’ Remembers Judy Mowatt [one of Marley’s I-Threes backup singers]. ‘We were like sentinels, like lights. On tour the shows were like church; Bob delivering the sermon. . . ‘"
    (Sean Dolan, Bob Marley, p. 95)
    ‘Well, me have a message and we wan’ fe get it across. . . My message across the world is Rastafari."
    Bob Marley
    (Stephen Davis, Bob Marley, p. 157)
    "The growth of the Rastafarian movement from the late 1970s to 1981 was largely due to the charismatic personality of Robert Nesta Marley [Bob Marley]. . . some have even called him the Charles Wesley of Rastafarianism ."
    (Barret, Leonard E., The Rastafarians, p. 213)
    There’s no question P.O.D.’s music is very heavily influenced by Rastaman Bob Marley.

    Notice: The picture with Sonny of P.O.D. wearing the Marley t-shirt on the right. It's worth noting, this particular shirt is also symbolic of Rastafarianism. The colors of Marley's face is green, gold and red, which are also colors very symbolic in Rastafarianism.

    Revolver, Sept/Oct 2001 (has a picture of Marley on shirt)

    "Rastafarians and reggae fans often wear red, green, and gold – the colors of the Ethiopian flag, which Marley used as a stage prop in his concerts."
    (Larsons’ New Book of Cults, p. 345)

    Sonny of P.O.D. makes an incredible statement, identifying P.O.D. and the Bible with false-prophet Bob Marley:

    http://www.antix.com/music/POD/POD.asp
    "There are a lot of different types of music that we listen to.....I mean, there's a lot of Reggae music that I like. If you listen to a lot of Reggae music, 99% of it is scripture. If you listen to a lot of Bob Marley's music, most of it is scripture straight from the word."
    Sonny Scandoval, POD singer
    POD, Guitar Legends, No. 37
    "Next they [POD] played an incredibly moving version of "Set Your Eyes to Zion" in the spirit of Bob Marley—Sonny actually sounded just like him when he held some of the higher notes."
    From Hard Rock Café (www.hardrock.com)
    "’Set Your Eyes To Zion,’ the album's token roots number, is the worst offender, a High School bar band tribute to Bob Marley Lite, so intent on hitting the beat that it forgets that reggae needs soul as well."
    Review of POD’s Fundamental Elements of Southtown
    Metal Edge Playback (www.mtledge.com)

    What did Bob Marley actually believe?

    Sonny of POD claims "95 percent of Bob Marley’s lyrics are scripture".

    Let’s just see how scriptural Mr. Marley was. . .

    Bob Marley was anti-Jesus and an antichrist. . .

    "Who is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist, that denieth the Father and the Son."
    1 John 2:22

    The following documented conversation took place between Marley and his mom, in which Marley ‘converted’ his mom, from Christianity to Rastafari:

    "During this US tour [1975], Bob paid a visit to his mother in Delaware for a couple of days. This time Bob had clearly decided to instruct her fully in Rastafari.
    'Bob tell me that His Majesty is the Almighty God - it not Jesus no more. . . .
    Im said when we reason, ‘You know, momma, why is so hard for you to believe me when I say His Majesty is God? Because from the time you are a little girl growing up, you hear them talking about Jesus Christ; you go to church and you're into it.
    ‘But today 'im come in a new name: no Jesus Christ no more. . ."
    (Adrian Boot and Chris Salewicz, Bob Marley: Songs of Freedom, pp. 143-144)

    ". . . no Jesus Christ no more. . ."

    Marley’s song "Get Up, Stand Up", which is a rallying cry for Rastafarianism, takes a vicious swipe at the Lord Jesus Christ:

    We sick an' tired of your bulls--- game,
    Die and go to heaven in Jesus name
    .
    We know when we understand:
    Almighty God is a living man.
    You can fool some people sometimes,
    But you can't fool all the people all the time.
    And now we’ve seen the light (What you gonna do?),
    We gonna stand up for our rights! (Yeah, yeah, yeah!)

    Now, where is that in scripture? Chapter and Verse. . .?

    It's incredible, P.O.D. plays Marley's song "Get Up, Stand Up" in their Satellite concert tour! (Rolling Stone, Nov. 22, 2001, p. 35)

    Of all the songs of Marley's, "Get Up, Stand Up" is probably the most blatant, anti-Christian, song Marley has!

    Why such a blatant, anti-Christian song? One review of Marley's "Get Up, Stand Up" says:

    "This is the cutting call-to-arms that kicked off the Burnin' album. Seldom has the Rasta ethos been spelled out with greater sagacity, . . ."
    It's interesting the ultra-left-wing, Amnesty International has adopted Marley's, "Get Up, Stand Up" as their anthem.

    Here's some more of the lyrics to "Get Up, Stand Up":

    Preacherman, don't tell me,
    Heaven is under the earth.
    I know you don't know
    What life is really worth.
    It's not all that glitters is gold;
    'Alf the story has never been told. . .

    Get up, stand up: stand up for your rights!
    Get up, stand up: don't give up the fight!

    Most people think,
    Great God will come from the skies,
    Take away everything
    And make everybody feel high.
    But if you know what life is worth,
    You will look for yours on earth:

    So now we see the light (What you gonna do?), We gonna stand up for our rights! (Yeah, yeah, yeah!)

    We sick an' tired of-a your ism-skism game -
    Dyin' 'n' goin' to heaven in-a Jesus' name, Lord.
    We know when we understand:
    Almighty God is a living man. [reference to Haile Sellasie - Rastafari - Jah - God]

    You can fool some people sometimes,
    But you can't fool all the people all the time.
    So now we see the light (What you gonna do?),
    We gonna stand up for our rights! (Yeah, yeah, yeah!)

    Do you believe Marley's song "Get Up, Stand Up", mocking the Lord Jesus Christ and Christianity, pleases the Lord Jesus Christ?

    And Sonny says in Guitar World, that rastas "believe in Jesus Christ just like we do. .

    "And they [Rastas] believe in Jesus Christ just like we do. . . .
    Sonny, P.O.D.
    (Guitar World, Nov. 2001, p. 57)

    Rastafarianism does NOT teach that Jesus Christ is the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by Jesus (John 14:6)

    Sonny says Rastas believe in Jesus Christ — JUST LIKE P.O.D.!

    What does P.O.D. REALLY believe about Jesus Christ?

    Bob Marley was anti-Christianity. . .

    ". . . I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it."
    Jesus Christ
    Matthew 16:18
    "Many reporters asked Bob about the line, ‘I feel like a bombing a church’ from ‘Talkin’ Blues’; . . .‘Politics and church are the same thing. Dem keep the people in ignorance, and Jah nuh gwaan come and seh, ‘I am God and you should praise me.’ These guys who preach are false. . .’"
    (Stephen Davis, Bob Marley, p. 146)
    'Cause I feel like bombin' a church
    Now - now that you know that the preacher is lyin'.
    So who's gonna stay at home
    When - when the freedom fighters are fighting?
    "Talkin’ Blues"
    Bob Marley

    Hum… Sonny, somehow, I missed the "bombing of churches" in the scriptures?

    What does the "fell like bombin' a church" do to the silly-line about Reggae and Rastafari being about peace, love, good will, blah. . . blah. . . And there's much more violence in Marley and Rastafarianiam.

    Bob Marley was an admitted adulterer. . .

    "Having eyes full of adultery, and that cannot cease from sin; beguiling unstable souls: an heart they have exercised with covetous practices; cursed children:"
    2 Peter 2:14
    "In an interview given in 1975, he declared his opinion on marriage plainly, 'Me never believe in marriage that much. Marriage is a trap to control me;. . ."
    (Don Taylor, Marley and Me, p. 123)

    Now, where is "marriage is a trap" found in the scriptures?

    I wonder what kind of Bible Sonny of P.O.D. is reading?

    My Bible says "marriage is honourable"

    "Marriage is honourable in all, and the bed undefiled: but whoremongers and adulterers [Bob Marley] God will judge.
    Hebrews 13:4
    "That Bob was not a one-woman man was common knowledge. He had converted many highly educated 'uptown' women to the ghetto lifestyle, making them his maids-in-waiting. . . Heading the list was the former Miss World, Cindy Breakspeare."
    (Don Taylor, Marley and Me, p. 125)

    Marley fathered at least eleven children by seven different women.

    Bob Marley’s songs were filled with sex and lust. . .

    "Flee also youthful lusts: but follow righteousness, faith, charity, peace, with them that call on the Lord out of a pure heart."
    2 Timothy 2:22
    "‘Mellow Mood’ was a scorching Bob Marley seduction song, - Gonna play your favorite song / darlin’/gonna rock you all night long’"
    (Stephen Davis, Bob Marley, p. 76)
    "The Kong sessions were rounded off by a pair of classic Wailers sex chants. ‘Back Out’ was one of the first Wailers songs to feature Bob singing in a style that ached with desire, that communicated a palpable lust, sparked by perfectly timed James Brown grunts’’ ‘Back out, unh, and shut your mouth’ . . . Equally seducing was another Marley love song, ‘Do It Twice’."
    (Stephen Davis, Bob Marley, p. 79)
    "Is This Love" was a touching declaration inspired by Bob’s ongoing romance with Cindy Breakspeare, as was "Satisfy My Soul" a highly charged song of passion and sex . . .
    (Stephen Davis, Bob Marley, p. 196)

    Bob Marley was involved in the occult and possessed by demon spirits. . .

    As a young child Marley possessed the satanic ‘spirit’ of divination or palmistry:

    "Before he had been taken to Kingston, he used to read palms at his mother’s shop. Cedella remembers that ‘the district constable came to the shop one day and said, ‘Auntie Ciddy, your little boy here read my hand. Listen to me. I don’t know if the child realize what he was saying, but everything he told me has happened.’

    ‘The following day, a lady called Aunt Zen came and told me, ‘Did you know that your son can read hands?’

    ‘I said, ‘Read what kind of hand? A man the other day told me the same thing.’

    She said, ‘No, Auntie Ciddy, it’s true. Nesta read my hand and everything ho told me is the same thing what happen.’

    ‘So I said to him, ‘Nes’, you reading hand?’ And he just smile.’"
    (Stephen Davis, Bob Marley, p. 18)

    There shall not be found among you . . . that useth divination, or an observer of times, or an enchanter, or a witch,
    Or a charmer, or a consulter with familiar spirits, or a wizard, or a necromancer.
    For all that do these things are an abomination unto the LORD:. . ."
    Deuteronomy 18:10-12
    And it came to pass, as we went to prayer, a certain damsel possessed with a spirit of divination met us, which brought her masters much gain by soothsaying:
    Acts 16:16

    Bob Marley was possessed by spirits. . .

    "He was ‘dancing in the spirit’ now, said the I-Threes, who had long been convinced that when Marley was onstage he became entranced, virtually possessed."
    (Sean Dolan, Bob Marley, p. 101)
    "He gets involved spiritually. He gets in spirit. The I-Threes saw spiritual things happen to Bob onstage that no one else was conscious of."
    Rita Marley
    (Stephen Davis, Bob Marley, p. 203)

    Bob Marley was an admitted friend of the Devil!

    ‘The Devil come and me shake hands with the Devil! Devil have his part to play. Devil’s a good friend too…"
    Bob Marley
    (Stephen Davis, Bob Marley, p. 148)

    Bob Marley's, mother describes his appearance in concerts, as a different person:

    "When I sit and view him onstage, it's as though I'm looking at a different person. It's not Bob I'm seeing now, I'm seeing somebody else. . . the personality is a different one, because he was under such a glorious sensation of the spirit that you could see it just flowing. . ."
    (Adrian Boot and Chris Salewicz, Bob Marley: Songs of Freedom, p. 174)

    Marley’s music is a vehicle for ‘demonic possession’. . .

    "Bob was in such control now as a singer that he could produce instant biochemical reactions in attentive dancers, rocking the groove of a song with scat phrases and repetitive soul slang. This kind of singing, coupled with the appalling chop of hard reggae rhythm guitar, was nothing less than a setup for secular Jamaican spirit possession, trance music of the highest order."
    (Stephen Davis, Bob Marley, p. 79)

    Bob Marley was a false Christ. . .

    "Then if any man shall say unto you, Lo, here is Christ, or there; believe it not.
    For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets,. . . "
    Jesus Christ
    Matthew 24:23-25
    [Bob’s Mother]
    ‘He looked like a different person up there. You could see God Himself in Bob that night."
    (Stephen Davis, Bob Marley, p. 165)
    "Bob Marley is seen as the redeemer figure returning to lead this planet out of confusion. Some will come out and say directly that Bob Marley is the reincarnation of Jesus Christ long awaited by much of the world. . ."
    (Adrian Boot and Chris Salewicz, Bob Marley: Songs of Freedom, p. 12)
    "After his death, many of Bob’s friends began to think of him as a Christ figure.
    Tyrone Downie: ‘Bob was a little like Christ for me. . . when he was alive I wasn’t sure. Since he died, my perspective is that he is really the prophet.
    Diane Johnson: Bob must be seen as a Christ figure, and his songs as a new book of psalms.
    Danny Sims: I think Bob was a very mythical character. He was like Jesus Christ."
    (Stephen Davis, Bob Marley, p. 255)
    "Bob shall come again. Like Christ he shall come in a new name."
    Rita Marley
    (Adrian Boot and Chris Salewicz, Bob Marley: Songs of Freedom, p. 280)

    Yes. Sonny, probably 95% of Marley’s music is scripture – but it’s scriptures that are AGAINST THE LORD JESUS CHRIST!


    • P.O.D. AND DREADLOCKS •

    One of the distinctive characteristics of Rastas is their "dreadlock" hairstyle.

    "Another reason contributing to the negative image of the Rastafarians is their strange hairstyle known as ‘dreadlocks’, which some feel is wild and unattractive. The dreadlock appearance is the distinguishing mark of the movement."
    (Barret, Leonard E., The Rastafarians, Preface, ix)
    One of the chief marks of a true Rastafarian is the way he wears his hair."
    (Barret, Leonard E., The Rastafarians, p.137)
    "A physical feature that sets the Rastafarians apart from all other groups is the wearing of their hair in dreadlocks."
    (Magical Blend, June/July 1994, p. 76)
    "Rastas adopted the visible characteristic of 'Dreadlocks' . . . This religious vow [dreadlocks] became the trademark of Rastas. . ."
    (Don Taylor, Marley and Me, p. 246, 147)
    "Their [Rastas] dreadlocks are the ‘lamb’s wool’ or spiritual symbol of devotion to their creator, Jah."
    (Larson’s New Book of Cults, p. 344)

    It's no coincident, Sonny and Traa wear the "rasta" dreadlocks.

    Their "dreadlock" hair is to symbolize rebellion.

    "The dreadlocks on a Rastas head also contains symbolism. This symbolizes the Rastas roots, contrasting the straight, blond look of the white man and establishment. . . This has also come to symbolize rebellion of the system"
    "'Dread' means rebellion of a certain behavior pattern of society."
    (Barret, Leonard E., The Rastafarians, p. 138)
    For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry. Because thou hast rejected the word of the LORD, . . ."
    1 Samuel 15:23

    One of the most blatantly blasphemous and perverted images of the Lord Jesus Christ ever displayed, POD proudly parades during their concerts —- the Lord Jesus Christ with dreadlocks!

    Let’s get something straight – the Lord Jesus Christ was NOT A RASTAFARIAN!

    A concert review of P.O.D. at Ozzfest, notices the clear message of the "Rastafarian Jesus" — notice the Rastafarian connections to the smoking of marijuana (which is used in Rastafarianism):

    (http://www.strangerthingsmag.com/ozzfest.html)
    Guitar World, also, writes of P.O.D.’s rasta "Jesus":
    "Even before P.O.D. ruffled feathers by joining Ozzfest, the group caught flax from the Christian community for its controversial stage backdrop, which featured a Rasta-like image of Jesus."
    (Guitar World, Oct 2000, p. 100)

    Anybody who would display the lovely Lord Jesus Christ as a Rastaman is clearly, spiritually "not playing with a full deck"!

    Any Christian who would tolerate and advocate someone who perverts the Lord Jesus Christ into a Rastaman – is spiritually SICKO!

    One of the most sickening things in my research of P.O.D. was the cover stories on P.O.D. carried by Christian music magazines, CCM and HM. CCM Magazine carried a cover story on P.O.D. titled "You've Got Questions, They've Got Answers" (CCM January 2001) — and not one single question about the Rastafarian theology being taught (Col. 3:16) in their music!

    And HM (formerly Heaven's Metal, now Hard Music) Magazine did a cover story of P.O.D. titled "The Most Important Rock Band Today" (HM Sep/Oct 2001). And both CCM and HM displayed pictures of the Rasta "Jesus", P.O.D. displays in concert and not one question, not one concern, not one warning, of the perverted portrayal of the Lord Jesus Christ! There was nothing but praise for P.O.D. in both articles!

    Why would a Christian tolerate such a wicked, perversion of the Lord Jesus?

    Simple. . .

    They LOVE rock music more than they LOVE the Lord Jesus!

    Their attitude is – "I don’t care if these CCM rock stars PERVERT and LIE about the Lord Jesus – but don’t you dare say nothing negative about my rock stars, like P.O.D.!"

    That’s the doctrine of the average CCM rocker.

    We’ve documented it. . . We’ve proved it . . . MANY, MANY TIMES. . .

    Sonny, of P.O.D., in Shoutweb, also perverts the Lord Jesus Christ by claiming Jesus was the "first punk rocker"!

    (http://www.shoutweb.com/interviews/pod0700.phtml)

    Let’s get something straight! – MR. SONNY – the Lord Jesus Christ was NOT A REBEL!

    The Lord Jesus Christ was OBEDIENT unto death – even the death of the cross!

    Phil. 2:8
    And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.

    Christian, doesn’t that make you mad – to hear someone call Jesus Christ a REBEL – the first punk rocker! If it doesn’t make you mad – you need to check up on your salvation!

    The Bible says "rebellion" is as the sin of "witchcraft"!

    1 Samuel 15:23
    "For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry. Because thou hast rejected the word of the LORD, he hath also rejected thee from being king."

    It would be funny. . . if so many young people weren’t falling for this spiritual sickness.


    • P.O.D. AND JAH •

    One of the most important and widespread words used in Rastafarianism is JAH. JAH is the Rastafari name for God.

    "The other name reverenced in the movement is ‘Jah’."
    (Barret, Leonard E., The Rastafarians, p. 83)

    Rastaman Bob Marley’s concerts and songs were Rastafari praises to Jah:

    "With raised hands, in true Rastafarian style, he [Bob Marley] psyched the audiences with his familiar yell, 'Jah!' The audience responded ,'Jah!'
    (Barret, Leonard E., The Rastafarians, p. 195)
    ". . . he never changed from his trademark introduction of 'Hail Jah Rastafari!' which was an opening prayer to Jah, the Rasta name for God."
    Bob Marley, in concert
    (Don Taylor, Marley and Me, p. 75)
    "On different occasions and in different interviews, Bob often said, 'If Jah hadn't given me a song to sing, I wouldn't have a song to sing. The song comes from Jah, all the time."
    (Don Taylor, Marley and Me, p. 156)

    The word 'jah' is found one time in the King James Bible in Psalm 68:4

    "Sing unto God, sing praises to his name: extol him that rideth upon the heavens by his name JAH, and rejoice before him."
    Psalm 68:4
    The word 'jah' found in Psalm 68:4 is actually a 'transliteration' of the Hebrew word 'yahh'. Note: transliteration means the word was not actually translated, but the letters are 'converted' into the letters of the translated language. The Hebrew word 'yahh' occurs 52 times in the Old Testament and is normally translated 'LORD'.

    It's interesting to also note, the "foundational" verse for Rastafarianism is also in Psalms 68, which Rastas claims is the 'proof' Haile Selassie - NOT Jesus Christ, emperor of Ethiopia is God Almighty.

    "Princes shall come out of Egypt; Ethiopia shall soon stretch out her hands unto God."
    Psalms 68:31
    I will challenge ANYONE to document ANY Christian today or in Church History that continually refers to God as Jah.

    The ONLY ONES who continually refer to God as Jah are Rastafarians!

    There are NO EXCEPTIONS!

    The name a Christian uses is JESUS.

    For instance the name "Jesus" shows up 983 times — and that's JUST the New Testament!

    If the Word of God calls His name Jesus - 983 times in the New Testament.

    And has one reference to a transliterated Hebrew word in the Old Testament.

    What do you think God wants you to call His Name?

    Matthew 1:21
    And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins.

    Matthew 1:25
    And knew her not till she had brought forth her firstborn son: and he called his name JESUS.

    John 20:31
    31 But these are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing ye might have life through his name.

    Acts 4:10-12
    10 Be it known unto you all, and to all the people of Israel, that by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom ye crucified, whom God raised from the dead, even by him doth this man stand here before you whole.
    11 This is the stone which was set at nought of you builders, which is become the head of the corner.
    12 Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.

    Phillipians 2:9-11
    9 Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name:
    10 That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth;
    11 And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

    Oh, Christian, don't you love that name of JESUS?
    There have been names that I have loved to hear,
    But never has there been a name so dear
    To this heart of mine, as the Name divine,
    The precious, precious Name of Jesus.

    Jesus is the sweetest name I know,
    And He’s just the same as His lovely Name,
    And that’s the reason why I love Him so;
    Oh, Jesus is the sweetest name I know.

    There is no name in earth or heav’n above,
    That we should give such honor and such love
    As the blessèd Name, let us all acclaim,
    That wondrous, glorious Name of Jesus.

    Jesus, Jesus, Jesus;
    There's just something about that name!
    Master, Savior, Jesus,
    Like the fragrance after the rain;
    Jesus, Jesus, Jesus,
    Let all heaven and earth proclaim;
    Kings and kingdoms will all pass away,
    But there's something about that name!

    May we NEVER, EVER be guilty of being ashamed of the wonderful, matchless, beautiful name of JESUS!

    Is it possible. . . Is it possible. . . for a Christian, who REALLY believes that the Lord Jesus Christ loved them so much He died on a rugged, old cross to not want to proclaim His name to the whole wide world?

    Rastaman Bob Marley’s lyrics or ‘sermons’, are filled with praises and references to Jah. Here’s just a sampling of many of Marley’s praises to JAH.

    "Positive Vibration" - Bob Marley
    Rastaman vibration yeah. . .
    JAH love, JAH love protect us
    "Confrontation" - Bob Marley
    Glory to Jah the prophet has come
    Give thanks and praises

    "Trench Town Rock" - Bob Marley

    Trenchtown rock, and only Jah, Jah know
    "Screw Face" - Bob Marley

    Remember Jah - Jah children deh!

    "Jammin’" - Bob Marley

    Zion! Ho-o-o-o-oly Mount Zion
    Jah-Jah sitteth in Mount Zion!

    "Mix Up, Mix Up" - Bob Marley

    Someone wanna take Jah - Jah - Jah children for a ride!
    Shut up! Open the gate, and let the saints through

    "Jah Live" - Bob Marley

    Jah live, children, ye-ah!
    Jah - Jah live, children, yeah!
    Jah live, children, ye-ah!
    Jah - Jah live, children, yeah!
    These are just a few of Bob Marley’s many, many songs of praise to the Rastafarian god — Jah.

    Not only is Rastaman Bob Marley’s songs filled with RSE ses to Jah – so is ‘supposedly’ Christians P.O.D. songs!

    P.O.D. in the song "Set You Eyes to Zion", they sing:

    Take me to the promised land. Where I and I is free,
    Jah set my mind my mind at ease
    . . .
    Set your eyes to Zion
    Jah Jah people ride on

    Notice in the above song "Set Your Eyes to Zion" the distinct phrase "jah jah people" – now where did that "phrase" come from? From Rastaman Marley, of course. . .

    The phrase "jah jah people" , ‘Jah jah children’ is used many times in Marley’s and P.O.D.’s music!

    Have you ever heard Billy Graham, or any Christian call God – JAH JAH?

    "Jah Jah" is STRICTLY a Rastafarian term – IT IS NOWHERE FOUND IN THE BIBLE!

    IT IS NOWHERE FOUND IN CHURCH HISTORY!

    IT IS NOWHERE FOUND IN CHRISTIANITY!

    And if you don’t think Christian young people are getting indoctrinated with these Rastafarian terms! Just check out the conversations on P.O.D.’s "warrior forum" at http://bbs.payableondeath.com/cgi-shell/ultimatebb.cgi

    Some other P.O.D. songs with praise to Rastafari "JAH":

    Lie Down by P.O.D.

    Hold down the strong with the power Jah has given

    Tribal by P.O.D.

    I and I a Jah Jah warrior. . .
    Jah make straight my steps
    Follow Me by P.O.D.
    Before they see Jah creation come with his power.

    P.O.D.’s album "The Fundamental Elements of Southtown" does not contain the wonder name of Jesus Christ – ZERO! ZIPPO. . . The name of Jesus Christ does NOT occur even ONE time in Fundamental Elements.

    But the Rasta god JAH – now that’s a different story – JAH occurs 10 times!

    BUT NO JESUS. . .

    Remember the conversation, we saw previously, where Bob Marley converted his mom from Christianity to Rastafari:

    'Bob tell me that His Majesty is the Almighty God - it not Jesus no more. . . .
    ‘But today 'im come in a new name: no Jesus Christ no more. . ."
    (Adrian Boot and Chris Salewicz, Bob Marley: Songs of Freedom, pp. 143-144)

    Yes, Bob, "no Jesus Christ no more" in P.O.D.s Fundamental Elements of Southtown!

    Marcos of P.O.D. unashamedly, tells CCM magazine:

    "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."
    (CCM, January 2001, p. 28)

    You’re right-on, Marcos. "Every song might not say Jesus in it" – In fact, the glorious name of Jesus is NEVER mentioned in Fundamental. . .

    But the Rasta name for god - JAH - that's coming through LOUD AND PROUD!

    Not only that Marcos but — "that higher power above" you’re playing to, dude – JUST might be the "prince of the power of the air" (Ephesians 2:2) a.k.a. "the god of this world" (2 Cor. 4:4) – SATAN!


    • P.O.D. AND BABYLON •

    Another ‘term’ used throughout Rastafarianism is ‘Babylon’. Babylon is the Rastafarian term for the established political and church structure, which the Rastas attribute to Satan.

    "The period between the Pinnacle and 1959 was one of regrouping. It was a time of intense hatred for the establishment and especially for the police. The name Babylon was now given to the establishment, and Rastafarians with their dreadlocks roamed the street like madmen calling down fire and brimstone on Babylon, using the most profane language to shock the conservative establishment."
    (Barret, Leonard E., The Rastafarians, p.89)
    "Despite the obvious progress, the movement still holds to its millenarian psychology by defining non-Rastafarians as 'Babylon'".
    (Barret, Leonard E., The Rastafarians, p.243)

    Rasta prophet Bob Marley’s songs are packed with references to Babylon. Here’s a few of Marley’s Rasta Babylon:

    Babylon System (notice the reference to the "church deceiving the people continually") – Bob Marley
    Babylon system is the vampire, yea!. . .
    Building church and university, wo-o-ooh, yeah!
    Deceiving the people continually, yea-ea!
    Me say them graduatin' thieves and murderers;. . .

    Chant Down Babylon (notice the reference to hate and violence – ‘burn down Babylon’)

    Come we go burn down Babylon one more time
    (Come we go burn down Babylon one more time);
    Come we go chant down Babylon one more time
    Rastaman Chant – Bob Marley
    Hear the words of the Rastaman say:
    "Babylon, you throne gone down, gone down;

    Exodus – Bob Marley

    Exodus: Movement of Jah people!. . .
    We're leaving Babylon, y'all!

    And does Christians P.O.D. sing of ‘Babylon’?‘

    Of course, they do. So sings Rastaman Bob Marley. . . so sings P.O.D.. . .

    In fact, one of P.O.D.’s songs is titled "Breathe Babylon":

    Breathe Babylon – P.O.D.

    . . .So with brotha's that snuff punks
    I set up time bombs to destroy the strongholds of Babylon.
    Babylon, breath Babylon . . .

    Other P.O.D. songs referring to ‘Babylon’:

    Lie Down – P.O.D.

    Oh babylon the great.
    Evil virus, be like Cyrus,
    trample down your gates.
    We're the ones, the chosen sons.

    In "Set It Off", P.O.D. sings the Marley "rasta-chant" – "Chant down dem Babylon"

    "Set It Off" by P.O.D.
    Chant down dem Babylon
    The wicked man when he sees me I go run

    Where in the Bible have you ever read of any such nonsense as "Chant down dem Babylon"?

    Of course, you haven’t – it’s NOT IN THE BIBLE!

    But Rasta "preacher" Bob Marley’s has a song titled "Chant Down Babylon", in which Marley advocates "burning down" Babylon.

    Come we go burn down Babylon one more time
    (Come we go burn down Babylon one more time);
    Come we go chant down Babylon one more time

    P.O.D.’s not ashamed to sing the ‘name of Babylon’ – but nowhere is the ‘name of Jesus’ in Fundamental Elements of Southtown or Satellite?


    • P.O.D. AND "I AND I"•

    Another phrase that is exclusive to Rastafarianism is "I and I". The expression "I and I" is frequently heard among Rasta talk. . . . many times Rastas will opt to use "I and I" instead of "you and I" because they believe that all people are bound together by the one god, Jah.

    "One of the phrases unique to the Rastafarians is ‘I and I’."
    (Barret, Leonard E., The Rastafarians, p. 144)
    "The second concept is that of I and I which has "become arguably the most important theoretical tool apart from the Babylonian conspiracy in the Rastafarian repertoire. I and I is an expression to totalize the concept of oneness. `I and I' as being the oneness of two persons. So God is within all of us [New Age teaching – Pantheism] . . ."
    (Ernest Cashmore, Rastaman, p. 66)

    Rastaman Bob Marley songs include the Rasta phrase "I and I":

    "Give Thanks and Praises to the Most High" – Bob Marley
    Guide and protect I and I Oh JAH, JAH
    Through aln’ Bese stages Rastafari is His Name, JAH Rastafari is His Name, JAH

    Positive Vibration – Bob Marley

    Rastaman vibration yeah! Positive
    I and I vibration yeah! Positive
    JAH love, JAH love protect us

    Crazy Baldheads – Bob Marley

    I and I build a cabin
    I and I plant the corn

    Does P.O.D. also include the exclusive Rasta phrase, "I and I", in their songs?

    Do you even have to ask. . .?

    Set Your Eyes To Zion – P.O.D.

    Take me to the promised land.
    Where I and I is free,
    Jah set my mind my mind at ease. . .
    Stick to the track and don't be trapped by Babylon.. . .
    Set your eyes to Zion
    Jah Jah people ride on

    Tribal – P.O.D.

    Tribal Soldier?
    Represent!
    I and I a Jah Jah warrior

    Now, when have you ever heard ANYONE use the phrase "I and I", besides a Rastaman?

    Oh. I forgot. ‘Those’ Christians P.O.D. . .


    • P.O.D. AND ZION •

    Another phrase "near and dear" to the Rastaman’s heart is ‘Zion’.

    Rastafarianism does not teach an afterlife such as heaven or hell, but their heaven is Zion, which to the Rasta is Ethiopia, the promise land.

    Rastaman Bob Marley’s songs are filled with references to Zion. Here’s a few examples:

    Iron Lion Zion – Bob Marley
    I'm gonna be iron like a lion in Zion;
    I'm gonna be iron like a lion in Zion.
    Oh, yeah! Iron, lion, Zion - lion, Zion!

    Rastaman Chant – Bob Marley

    Hear the words of the Rastaman say. . . .
    I say fly away home to Zion (fly away home);
    I say fly away home to Zion (fly away home).

    Jammin’ – Bob Marley

    Zion! Holy Mount Zion
    Jah-Jah sitteth in Mount Zion!

    Don’t even ask, you know if it’s in Rastaman Marley’s songs, it’s in Rastas, uh…I mean Christians P.O.D.’s songs.

    One of POD’s songs is titled "Set Your Eyes to Zion". God says in Hebrews 12:2, "Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith. . .". But POD sings the "Rastaman Chant" – "Set Your Eyes to Zion"!

    Who do you think is correct? P.O.D. or God?

    Notice all the Rastatari terms in "Set Your Eyes to Zion" – "Zion", "I and I", "Jah, Jah people", "Babylon".

    Set Your Eyes To Zion – P.O.D.

    Take me to the promised land.
    Where I and I is free,
    Jah set my mind my mind at ease. . .
    Stick to the track and don't be trapped by Babylon. . . .
    Set your eyes to Zion
    Jah Jah
    people ride on
    No wonder, in a review of a P.O.D. concert, Hard Rock Cafe, described "Set Your Eyes to Zion" as ". . .in the spirit of Bob Marley. . ."
    "Next they [POD] played an incredibly moving version of "Set Your Eyes to Zion" in the spirit of Bob Marley—Sonny actually sounded just like him when he held some of the higher notes."
    From Hard Rock Café (www.hardrock.com)

    In P.O.D.’s song "Breathe Babylon" they sing ". . .waiting for the train to Zion".

    Now where in the Bible have you every heard of a "train to Zion"?

    When have you ever heard a Christian refer to a "train to Zion"?

    What in the world is this so-called "train to Zion"?

    Rastafari doctrine, what else?

    Rasta evangelist Bob Marley even has a song title "Zion Train", including the line "praise Fari" (for Rastafari).

    "Zion Train" – Bob Marley
    Zion train is coming our way;. . .
    Oh, people, get on board!
    Thank the Lord, praise Fari

    In P.O.D.’s song "Satellite", they sing "follow the Son and ride on to Zion"

    "Satellite" by P.O.D.

    So now can I run? I follow the Son and ride on to Zion
    And dance this last song of freedom

    P.O.D.’ certainly doesn’t follow the Son – the Lord Jesus Christ. He wasn’t a Rastaman, and He did NOT "ride on to Zion".

    Also, notice the line with the reference "song of freedom".

    Song of Freedom is another Bob Marley phrase (are you surprised?). Marley’s 4-CD song compilation is titled "Songs of Freedom". And authors Adrian Boot and Chris Salewicz titled their book on Bob Marley: "Songs of Freedom".


    • P.O.D. AND TRIBAL •

    Another "code-word" used in Rastafarianism is "tribal". Rastas believe they are the reincarnation of the twelve tribes of Israel.

    "The Rastafarians also believe that they "were the reincarnations of the ancient tribes of Israel who had been enslaved and kept in exile by their white oppressors, the agents of Babylon"
    (Ernest Cashmore Rastaman, p. 129)

    Some of Rastaman Bob Marley’s songs with "tribal".

    "Iron Lion Zion" – by Bob Marley
    So they fightin' tribal war,
    And they saying, "Iron like a lion in Zion"
    "I Know" – by Bob Marley
    Tribe goes up, all the tribe goes down:
    Bring my children from the end of d'earth

    And of course, P.O.D. sings the Rastafari "tribal" chant. In fact, one of their songs is titled, what else, "Tribal".

    "Tribal" – by P.O.D.
    Where do you stand in this Battle Cry?
    Tribal Soldier
    Represent!
    I and I a Jah Jah warrior

    Notice, POD has the same reference context as Marley, "tribal", "soldiers’, "battle", "fight", "warrior", "jah, jah".

    P.O.D.s song "Babylon Breathe" they sing the line: "We be tribes under grace,. . ."

    What are they talking about – "We be tribes under grace"?

    P.O.D.’s not Jewish. They’re not in the Biblical definition of a "tribe". Now, I wonder where did they get that teaching from?

    I think you know where. . .

    In "Lie Down", P.O.D. sings again of a "tribal" connection:

    Lie Down – by P.O.D.
    We tribal, sing with the Saints, let our spirits fly.
    Hold down the strong with the power Jah has given I

    • P.O.D. AND WARRIORS •

    Rastas refer to themselves as "warriors".

    "In this second phase of Pinnacle [1953], the male members began to grow their hair in locks—a custom that distinguishes the Rastaman to the present. They were called ‘locksmen’, now know as ‘dreadlocks’ or ‘natty-dread’, but in their early period they were called Ethiopian warriors".
    (Barret, Leonard E., The Rastafarians, p. 87)
    "In Paris, the Wailers again played to adoring capacity crowds, French kids and West Africans drunk on reggae music and the wiry little sorcerer who windmilled his dreadlocks and seemed to command his own shining cult of swaying priestesses and hard reggae warriors."
    (Stephen Davis, Bob Marley, p. 168)

    One of P.O.D. albums is appropriately titled "Warriors".

    P.O.D.’s song "Tribal" they sing of a "Jah Jah warrior" and "tribal warriors".

    Tribal – by P.O.D.
    Where do you stand in this Battle Cry?
    Tribal Soldier?
    Represent!
    I and I a Jah Jah warrior
    Here in this Battle
    Cry, we will never die.
    We will never die Tribal Warriors

    POD and "THE MESSENJAH". . .

    By far, the most disturbing P.O.D. song with Rastafarian teachings is "Messenjah" from the Satellite album.

    "The Messenjah" – by P.O.D.
    I message, written in rhyme, prophetic
    Teachers amongst the skeptics and guiding the misdirected
    Infected with their lies
    and their alibis
    With their third eye blind, out of line, they try to prophesy
    I and I
    unfold the mysteries told. . .
    I am the Messenjah
    . . .
    I and I, I’m not ashamed of the Most High
    . . .
    True king descendant, master to the apprentice
    . . .
    All hail, we prevail, the Tribes of Israel, flow through ya
    We pursue the conquering lion of the Tribe of Judah
    Don’t let ‘em fool ya,
    before this, the foolish get rushed
    So don’t slop, you never knew us

    There is some VERY strong and frightening EXPLICIT Rastafarian doctrine and teaching in "Messenjah".

    1. The name MessenJAH – the Rasta take-off of Messenger.
    2. Notice the Rasta phrase "I and I".
    3. The phrase "The Most High" is also a popular Rasta title that is given to Haile Selassie.
    4. "True King descendant" is a very Rasta. The foundational belief for Rastafarianism is that Haile Selassie, emporer of Ethiopia, is the "True King Descendant" of King Solomon!
    5. The phrase "All hail, we prevail, the Tribes of Israel, flow through ya". The Rastas believe they are the true "Tribes of Israel". Notice the "flow through ya".
    6. The phrase "the conquering lion of the Tribe of Judah" is also highly esteemed in Rastafarianism. The "Lion of the Tribe of Judah" is a titled given to Haile Sallessie:
    "He [Ras Tafri] took the name Haile Selassie (Might of the Trinity], to which was added "King of Kings" and the "Lion of the Tribe of Judah," placing him in the legendary line of King Solomon."
    (Barret, Leonard E., The Rastafarians, p. 81)
    "One of the most prominent symbols among the Rastafarians is the lion which represents Haile Selassie, the Conquering Lion of Judah. It is seen on the houses of the brethren, on their flags, in their tabernacles, in their homes, and just about any place Rastafarians have any connections."
    (Barret, Leonard E., The Rastafarians, p. 142)
    Most of Bob Marley’s record covers/liners have a Rasta lion on them.

    Despite, the many, many Rastafarian phrases and words, found in P.O.D.’s songs, in interviews P.O.D. claim they are not Rastas.

    It's amazing in one interview Wuv, of P.O.D. admits they don't know the Christian lingo, even mocking the Bible phrase, "Jesus is coming back:

    "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 falsetto. ‘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)
    But boy, do they ever KNOW the Rasta lingo!

    And their songs prove it — THROUGH AND THROUGH!

    Not to mention the serious influence of Rasta prophet Bob Marley?

    Jesus Christ said in Matthew 12:34, ". . . out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh"

    What is "in the heart" will come out the mouth – in song!

    Make no mistake about it — there is a deep knowledge and influence of Rastafarianism is "in the heart" of P.O.D.

    No wonder Spin magazine writes of P.O.D.'s spiritual beliefs:

    "Wuv and the band have structured their lives around a spiritual belief system that cross-fades Christianity, Rastarianism and Judaism."
    (Joyful Noisemakers, Spin, October 2001, p. 88)

    Spin magazine also writes that Sonny and Wuv were reared by their Rasta uncle.

    Guitar World truthfully says of P.O.D’s Rasta-filled music:

    "A lot of the spirituality you guys project seems more akin to Rasta than mainstream Christianity"
    (Guitar World, Nov. 2001, p. 104)
    The "sixty-four million dollar question" is — how does the Christian music magazines "not see" or "not report" the openly Rastafarian beliefs in P.O.D.'s music? Why don't they warn Christians about this false religion so mingled in their music. The secular magazines see it — and they ask them about it!

    Wuv of P.O.D. makes the incredible statement – he thinks "everybody converted to Rasta at least once in their life"!

    "I think everybody converted to Rasta at least once in their life"
    Wuv, P.O.D.
    (Guitar World, Nov. 2001, p. 57)

    In Revolver magazine, Marcos makes the statement that P.O.D HATES religion.

    "Can I give you a pretty harsh quote, right now? Marcos asks. "We hate religion, dude. Religion sucks, man! It’s not about ritual, for us, it’s about our personal relationship with God."
    Marcos, P.O.D.
    (Revolver, Nov/Dec 2001, p.63)

    Hey dude! What about the RELIGION called Rastafarianism?

    You sure don’t HATE that religion – YOUR MUSIC IS SOAKED IN IT!

    Guitar World asks P.O.D. about reggae’s SPIRITUAL influence in their music: Remember reggae is the music of Rastafarianism.

    GW Did reggae influence your approach to presenting a spiritual message through music?
    SANDOVAL "I think it definitely had a lot to do with it"
    Sonny, P.O.D.
    (Guitar World, Nov. 2001, p. 54)

    • P.O.D.'s SPECIAL GUESTS •

    MTV News reports P.O.D.’s latest album, Satellite has some SPECIAL guest appearances, by two of P.O.D.’s "heroes":

    ‘The album includes guest appearances by two of P.O.D.'s heroes, Jamaican toaster Eek-A-Mouse and H.R. of hardcore band Bad Brains. H.R., who brought his two pet birds along with him for the recording session, turns up on the reggae-punk number "Without Jah Nothing."
    (P.O.D. Launch Satellite, 08/07/2001, www.mtv.com/news/articles/1446399/20010807/story.jhtml)

    And who is "Eek-A-Mouse" and "Bad Brains"?

    Two Rastafari bands!

    TWO HARD-CORE RASTAFARI SINGERS!

    And What is the title of the song POD "invites" H.R. of "Bad Brains" to sing?

    "Without Jah Nothing"!

    A review of Rastas Bad Brains album "God of Love":

    "The best way to describe Bad Brains' sixth full length album is a cross between Faith No More, Bob Marley and a lot of Rastafarian propaganda. . . The insert and song lyrics are full of religious propaganda praising God JAH Rastafari."
    (imprint.uwaterloo.ca/issues/063095/Arts/nr-06.html)

    A review of a Bad Brains concert in the New York Press:

    "At midnight, the Brains finally come onstage . . .preaching the rastafari between numbers. . ."
    (www.nypress.com/print.cfm?content_id=4547)

    What kind of Christian "invites" a devout follower and preacher of a "devil-inspired, false gospel" that is deceiving thousands of people with a false hope that will send them to an eternity in a lake of fire?

    The Bible is very clear in 2 Corinthians 6:14-15:

    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?
    2 Corinthians 6:14-15

    What kind of Christian would deliberately DISOBEY the clear teaching of 2 Corinthians 6:14-16?

    In an interview, Sonny of P.O.D. makes a reference to HR’s [HR is preacher/singer of Rastafarianism] turban looking like a royal headdress, like Rasta’s "Jesus", Haile Selassie!
    "GW: What was it like collaborating with HR on your song ‘Without Jah, Nothin’"?
    TRAA: A pleasure man, man. He had a turban on.
    SANDOVAL: A royal headdress, like Haile Selassie [the former Ethiopian emperor, reserved by Rastafafarians as an incarnation of God—GW Ed].
    (Guitar World, Nov. 2001, p. 52)

    Sonny openly confesses to MTV News, P.O.D. "hopes" they "can bring H.R.’s work and art . . . to more people".

    "The whole time we were watching him [HR of Bad Brains], just bringing back memories from when we were little kids," Sandoval said. "We looked up to those guys, so it's our way of paying respect to his work and his art and what he's done. Hopefully, we can bring that around to more people. Most of the old-school heads and even the bands who were inspired by this man are gonna be like, 'Dude, P.O.D. straight gave it up to this man.'"

    Sonny, H.R. is a false prophet – preaching a LIE – that will send a person to a lake of fire. No Christian should try to get their message OUT – Christians should do everything to STOP them from getting their gospel of damnation out!

    10 For there are many unruly and vain talkers and deceivers, . . .
    11 Whose mouths must be stopped, who subvert whole houses , teaching things which they ought not, for filthy lucre's sake.
    Titus 1:10-11

    No Christian that believes the Bible would "invite" a "prophet of hell" to sing on their album!

    It’s amazing P.O.D. sings on their song "Ridiculous", P.O.D. sings, "Beware of the false prophets. . ." – which false prophets are P.O.D. referring to? It’s obviously NOT Rastafari false prophets! They "invite" them on their album!

    Could ANY Christian youth pastor, preacher, publication, or ANY Christian POSSIBLY recommend such a Christian group to Christian young people?

    Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing,
    but inwardly they are ravening wolves.
    Matthew 7:15

P.O.D.'s CONFUSING CHRISTIANITY


P.O.D.’s "definition" of Christianity is confusing, at best. . .

For instance, what did Wuv of P.O.D. mean in Rolling Stone magazine, when asked about Dr. Dobson’s response to P.O.D.’s touring with Korn?

"You were recently criticized by Christian radio talk-show host Dr. Dobson for forsaking your religious beliefs by touring with Ozzfest and Korn".
WUV: We respect the man, but he never had a conversation with us. Just because P.O.D. are a spiritual band doesn’t mean we adhere to any one religion, and all kinds of people want to use us as a symbol for their thing. There’s a thousand different definitions of what a Christian is, but we don’t feel like there are any lines."
(Rolling Stone, Dec. 14-21, 2000, p. 102)

Wuv says CLEARLY, P.O.D. does NOT "adhere to any one religion"!

Does that include Jesus Christ and Christianity!

Now, that’s right "out of the horses mouth" as they say.

Now Christian young person, pastor, youth worker, parent, Christian magazine — what are you going to do with that remark?

You can try to justify and rationalize their music in your mind – but that reasoning is COMPLETELY OPPOSITE the teaching of the Lord Jesus Christ in John 14:6:

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

According to the Lord Jesus Christ, there is only ONE way to heaven.

Wuv also makes the unbelievable statement: "There’s a thousand different definitions of what Christian is, but we don’t feel like there are any lines."

"We don’t feel like there are ANY lines!"

There is a line a "million miles wide" and that line is the Lord Jesus Christ!

No wonder Sonny says the Rastas " . . . believe in Jesus Christ like we do"

"And they [Rastas] believe in Jesus Christ just like we do. . . . "
Sonny, P.O.D.
(Guitar World, Nov. 2001, p. 57)

Does P.O.D. even KNOW what a Christian is?

Movieline asks P.O.D. "are you a Christian band" – look at their confusing answer?

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

What do they "believe" about Jesus and NOT be a Christian?

Is that what the Bible refers to in James 2:19, "the devils also BELIEVE. . ."?

"Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: the devils also believe, and tremble."
James 2:19

In an Guitar One interview, P.O.D. again, creates confusion about their Christianity:

http://www.angelfire.com/rock/PODoutkast

How do you be a Christian band – "to an extent"?

God is NOT the author of CONFUSION:

"For God is not the author of confusion,. . ."
1 Corinthians 14:33

The Bible commands us to "always be ready to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you" and if you are a Christian — that HOPE IS JESUS CHRIST!

But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear:
1 Peter 3:15

Marcos, of P.O.D. makes the following confusing statement:

(http://www.shoutweb.com/interviews/pod0700.phtml)

P.O.D. never "talked about judgement or wrath in the first place"? How and why did you even get saved if there’s no WRATH or JUDGEMENT!

That is blatant anti-Bible-Christianity!

He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him.
John 3:36
"And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment:"
Hebrews 9:27

Does P.O.D. even believe in hell. . .?

Jesus Christ preached on hell more than any other subject. He continually warned of a place called Hell. Jesus Christ died on cross because of a place called Hell.

Marcos, of P.O.D. tells Guitar Legends, in P.O.D.’s "definition" 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, of P.O.D.
(Guitar World, Oct 2000, p. 78)

If "it’s not you’re going to burn in hell" – WHY DID JESUS CHRIST DIE?

For "love and respect" – as Marcos says?

Friend, don’t listen to Marcos or Sonny or ANYONE that tells you there is no hell. . .

There is a hell and if you die without trusting the shed blood of Jesus Christ and receiving Him as your Saviour – you will spend all eternity in hell!

"And IN HELL he lift up his eyes, . . ."
Luke 16:23
And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the LAKE OF FIRE.
Revelation 20:15

Read "The Truth About Hell". . .

Oh by the way, Rastafarianism also does NOT believe in hell! Are you surprised?


• P.O.D. AND JESUS •

The "fundamental of fundamentals of fundamentals" of the Christian faith is the PERSON of the Lord Jesus Christ.

Everything we believe, is based DIRECTLY upon the PERSON of the Lord Jesus Christ. EVERYTHING. Christianity lives and dies on the PERSON — not the teachings or morals or example — but WHO He was.

The Christian faith is different from any other faith in the world because of the object of it's faith. Unlike other religions, our faith is not based on the teachings but upon the PERSON of the Lord Jesus Christ.

For example:
Buddah might say, "The way has been revealed unto me".
Mohammed might say, "My teachings and the Koran can show you the way".

But the Lord Jesus Christ says:

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

Satan knows, if he's to be successful in his rebellion [which he will not], he's got to distort the Bible portrait of the PERSON of the Lord Jesus Christ. This is what the Apostle Paul was warning the Corinthians in 2 Cor. 11:4 that Satan has "another Jesus". Satan will do what ever it takes to diminish the holy, perfect, sinless, Lamb of God. Redefine Him. Repackage Him. Make Him like one of us. Ever so subtil (See 2 Cor. 11:3) — ever so slight. Let's bring Him down to our level.

But the Lord Jesus said in John 12:32

And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto me.
John 12:32

We're not to drag the Lord Jesus down to this earth! We're to LIFT HIM UP!

And in much of Contemporary Christian Music there is a distortion and perversion of the Lord Jesus Christ. They try to make Him "cool", hip, super-tolerant, boys-will-be-boys, all loving, sugar-daddy in the sky. Of course, any one slightly familiar with the Bible knows how false this is. (see Matthew 23 or Mark 11)

This perversion is clearly seen in Carman's "Resurrection Rap" video, as the Lord Jesus Christ is portrayed as a confused street hippie, while the pharisees and apostles are street gang members! The crucifixion takes place, not on Calvary — but in a back alley gang fight! The Lord Jesus Christ is thrown into a GARBAGE DUMPSTER. And satanic tarot cards are used to tell the gospel story!

But no so-called Christians, that I've found, have openly distorted and perverted the Lord Jesus Christ as P.O.D. I am shocked and sickened at how the Christian world has allowed P.O.D. to so distort the Lord Jesus Christ!

CCM Magazine carried a cover story on P.O.D. titled "You've Got Questions, They've Got Answers" (CCM January 2001) — not one single question about the Rastafarian theology being taught (Col. 3:16) in their music! In fact, in the article, CCM Magazine displays a large, color, picture of P.O.D. Rastafarian "Jesus"! How in the world does a Christian close their eyes to such a perversion of their Lord and Savior!

HM (formerly Heaven's Metal, now Hard Music) Magazine did a cover story of P.O.D. titled "The Most Important Rock Band Today" (HM Sep/Oct 2001). Again, a picture of Rasta "Jesus" is displayed in the article. The article praises P.O.D.'s inclusion of the false religion Rasta preachers/singers HR and Eek-A-Mouse on their Satellite album. Again, nothing but lavious praise for these perverters of the PERSON of the Lord Jesus Christ!

One of the most blatantly blasphemous and perverted images of the Lord Jesus Christ ever displayed, POD proudly parades during their concerts —- the Lord Jesus Christ as a Rastafarian — complete with dreadlocks! [See picture at RIGHT] Again, this photo (or one like it) is proudly displayed in HM mag and CCM!

Let’s get something straight – the Lord Jesus Christ was NOT A RASTAFARIAN!

A concert review of P.O.D. at Ozzfest, notices the clear message of the "Rastafarian Jesus" — notice the Rastafarian connections to the smoking of marijuana (which is used in Rastafarianism):

(http://www.strangerthingsmag.com/ozzfest.html)

Guitar World, also, writes of P.O.D.’s rasta "Jesus":

"Even before P.O.D. ruffled feathers by joining Ozzfest, the group caught flax from the Christian community for its controversial stage backdrop, which featured a Rasta-like image of Jesus."
(Guitar World, Oct 2000, p. 100)

Anybody who would display the lovely Lord Jesus Christ as a Rastaman is clearly, spiritually "not playing with a full deck"!

How does the secular world like Guitar World pick up on the Rasta "Jesus" but Christian magazines like HM and CCM not even mention it?

Any Christian who would tolerate and advocate someone who perverts the Lord Jesus Christ into a Rastaman – is spiritually SICKO!

Shame on you if you defend and listen to P.O.D.!

Why would a Christian tolerate such wicked, perversion of the Lord Jesus?

Simple. . .

They LOVE rock music more than they LOVE the Lord Jesus!

Their attitude is – "I don’t care if these CCM rock stars PERVERT and LIE about the Lord Jesus – but don’t you dare say nothing negative about my rock stars, like P.O.D.!"

That’s the doctrine of the average CCM rocker.

We’ve documented it. . . We’ve proved it . . . MANY, MANY TIMES. . .

Not only does P.O.D. display a Rasta "Jesus" but Sonny says in Guitar World, that P.O.D. believes in Jesus Christ just like the Rastas do!

"And they [Rastas] believe in Jesus Christ just like we do. . ."
Sonny, P.O.D.
(Guitar World, Nov. 2001, p. 57)

And what does the Rastas believe about the Lord Jesus Christ?

"On the subject of reincarnation the Rastafarians have a unique teaching akin to Hinduism. They believe that God revealed himself many ages ago in various forms. To the Hebrews, God revealed himself in the person of Moses, who was the first avatar or savior . . .The second avatar was Elijah, . . . The third avatar was Jesus Christ,. . . Now the advent of Ras Tafari is the climax of God's revelation."
(Barret, Leonard E., The Rastafarians, p. 112)
"The early Nyabinghi Rasta believed the Babylonian 'Jesus' to be a false god, and Haile Selassie to represent the coming of the Messiah."
(Don Taylor, Marley and Me, p. 246)

Rastafarianism does NOT teach that Jesus Christ is the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by Jesus (John 14:6)

Reggae musician Bob Marley has done, far more than any other person to evangelize Rastafarianism.

"Indeed, Marley and his fellow musicians regard themselves as missionaries, dedicated to spreading the truth of Jah Rastafari. ‘It was a crusade, it was a mission.’ Remembers Judy Mowatt [one of Marley’s I-Threes backup singers]. ‘We were like sentinels, like lights. On tour the shows were like church; Bob delivering the sermon. . . ‘"
(Sean Dolan, Bob Marley, p. 95)
"The growth of the Rastafarian movement from the late 1970s to 1981 was largely due to the charismatic personality of Robert Nesta Marley [Bob Marley]. . . some have even called him the Charles Wesley of Rastafarianism ."
(Barret, Leonard E., The Rastafarians, p. 213)

The following documented conversation took place between Marley and his mom, in which Marley ‘converted’ his mom, from Christianity to Rastafari:

"During this US tour [1975], Bob paid a visit to his mother in Delaware for a couple of days. This time Bob had clearly decided to instruct her fully in Rastafari.
'Bob tell me that His Majesty is the Almighty God - it not Jesus no more. . . .
Im said when we reason, ‘You know, momma, why is so hard for you to believe me when I say His Majesty is God? Because from the time you are a little girl growing up, you hear them talking about Jesus Christ; you go to church and you're into it.
‘But today 'im come in a new name: no Jesus Christ no more. . ."
(Adrian Boot and Chris Salewicz, Bob Marley: Songs of Freedom, pp. 143-144)

". . . no Jesus Christ no more. . ."

Marley’s profanity-laced, song "Get Up, Stand Up", which is a rallying cry for Rastafarianism, takes a vicious swipe at the Lord Jesus Christ:

We sick an' tired of your bulls--- game,
Die and go to heaven in Jesus name
.
We know when we understand:
Almighty God is a living man.
You can fool some people sometimes,
But you can't fool all the people all the time.
And now we’ve seen the light (What you gonna do?),
We gonna stand up for our rights! (Yeah, yeah, yeah!)

Marley sings to "die and go to heaven in Jesus name" is a "bullsh-- game"!

Is this what P.O.D believes — just like the Rastas?

There is no question P.O.D.’s music is very, very heavily influenced by Rastaman Bob Marley!

Notice: The picture with Sonny of P.O.D. wearing the Marley t-shirt on the right. It's worth noting, this particular shirt is also symbolic of Rastafarianism. The colors of Marley's face is green, gold and red, which are also colors very symbolic in Rastafarianism.

Sonny of P.O.D. makes an incredible statement, identifying P.O.D. and the Bible with false-prophet Bob Marley:

http://www.antix.com/music/POD/POD.asp
"There are a lot of different types of music that we listen to.....I mean, there's a lot of Reggae music that I like. If you listen to a lot of Reggae music, 99% of it is scripture. If you listen to a lot of Bob Marley's music, most of it is scripture straight from the word."
Sonny Scandoval, POD singer
POD, Guitar Legends, No. 37
"Next they [POD] played an incredibly moving version of "Set Your Eyes to Zion" BGCn the spirit of Bob Marley—Sonny actually sounded just like him when he held some of the higher notes."
From Hard Rock Café (www.hardrock.com)

Now why didn't CCM magazines' article on "You've Got Questions, They've Got Answers" ask P.O.D. what do they REALLY believe about the Lord Jesus Christ! Why didn't HM or CCM ask P.O.D. why do they portray Jesus as a Rastaman? Hm....

P.O.D. obviously believe Jesus was a Rastaman by their display!

P.O.D. admittedly believe the Rastafarian concept of Jesus!

What do you believe friend?

Do you believe the Lord Jesus Christ was a dreadlocked, Rastaman?

Do you believe He is pleased with P.O.D. displaying Him as a Rastaman?

And do you believe He is pleased with you listening to P.O.D. and defending them?

Think about that. . .

I don't think that'll take too long to get an answer. . .

Sonny, of P.O.D., in Shoutweb, also claims Jesus Christ was the first rebel — and the "first punk rocker"!

(http://www.shoutweb.com/interviews/pod0700.phtml)

Let’s get something straight! – MR. SONNY – the Lord Jesus Christ was NOT A REBEL!

The Lord Jesus Christ was OBEDIENT unto death – even the death of the cross!

Phil. 2:8
And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.

Even in the Garden of Gethsemane, knowing that every wicked, abominable sin committed in history was going to be placed upon Him (2 Cor. 5:17), knowing that He was going to drink the cup of wrath of God, and in great agony, His sinless sweat was dropping as it were great drops of blood — even then, Thank God, Thank God — HE DID NOT REBEL! As He prayed ". . .not my will, but thine, be done."

42 Saying, Father, if thou be willing, remove this cup from me: nevertheless not my will, but thine, be done.
43 And there appeared an angel unto him from heaven, strengthening him.
44 And being in an agony he prayed more earnestly: and his sweat was as it were great drops of blood falling down to the ground.
Luke 22:42-44

Oh my Christian friend, aren't so glad that Jesus Christ was NOT a rebel. That He was OBEDIENT unto His Father's will. Aren't you glad that Sonny of P.O.D. is so wrong. If Jesus Christ REBELLED, one second, one thought, one sin, there would be no hope. Aren't you glad Sonny is wrong and Jesus Christ loved you so much that He died for you on Calvary?

Christian, doesn’t it make you mad – to hear someone so distort your Saviour!

The Bible says "rebellion" is as the sin of "witchcraft"!

1 Samuel 15:23
"For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry. Because thou hast rejected the word of the LORD, he hath also rejected thee from being king."

If that weren't bad enough. . . in a magazine interview for all the world to read, Sonny says that Jesus Christ was the first PUNK ROCKER!

(http://www.shoutweb.com/interviews/pod0700.phtml)

TO compare the holy, sinless, Lord Jesus Christ with Sid Vicious, the Sex Pistols, the Dead Kennedys, et. al. is beyond stupidity — it is SICKO, PERVERTED thinking! For a so-called Christian, to even think such a thought, much less say it in a magazine interview for all the world to read!

God help us! When we allow Christians to make such wicked comparisons to our Lord and Saviour — we know the Christian world is in BAD, BAD spiritual shape.

It would be funny. . . if so many young people weren’t falling for this spiritual sickness.

I hope you're not expecting to hear the name Jesus in P.O.D.'s 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)
"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. . . Oh can find the Rasta god 'Jah'. You can find the Rasta 'I and I' but you will not find the Lovely Lord Jesus.

Their album Satellite contains 15 songs, over 3000 words. But among those 3000 words — Jesus is nowhere to be found.

NO Jesus. . .

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

I hear people talk about P.O.D. (and CCM) reaching the lost for Jesus Christ but . . .

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

Kind of hard isn't it?

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

Remember the conversation, we saw previously, where Bob Marley converted his mom from Christianity to Rastafari:

'Bob tell me that His Majesty is the Almighty God - it not Jesus no more. . . .
‘But today 'im come in a new name: no Jesus Christ no more. . ."
(Adrian Boot and Chris Salewicz, Bob Marley: Songs of Freedom, pp. 143-144)

Yes, Bob, "no Jesus Christ no more" in P.O.D.s Fundamental Elements of Southtown or Satellite! 31 songs! Over 5600 words!

The Bible comforts us with the "Blessed Hope" and the "glorious appearing" of our Saviour Jesus Christ. That ought to be every Christian's prayer.

Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ;
Titus 2:13

The last prayer in the Bible is "Even so, come, Lord Jesus" (Rev 22:20). But don't expect to hear the 'Blessed Hope' in P.O.D.'s music.

"It’s not like ‘Jesus is coming back," he croons in a wavering heavy metal falsetto. ‘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)

I got some sad news for ya Wuv — [. . .and it will be sad for P.O.D. if they continue PERVERTING the Lord Jesus Christ!] It is like Jesus is coming back!

In one magazine interview, Sonny of P.O.D. makes a malicious remark about the wonderful Second Coming of Christ. The Second Coming is the Christian's Blessed Hope (Titus 2:13). Look at the hateful response to the Second Coming:

"People come up and say to me, 'What do you think of the Book of Revelations and the prophecies about the Second Coming of Christ?' And it's like, "You know what, dude? That's not my normal, everyday topic of conversation,"
Sonny, P.O.D.
(Revolver, Mar/Apr 2002, p. 64)

Can you believe such a cruel response to the Second Coming of Jesus Christ? This is unbelievable.

In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.
And if I go and prepare a place for you, I WILL COME AGAIN, . . .
John 14:2-3

Who do you think is right?

WUV or JESUS?

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. . ."
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. . ."

The third great commandment in the Bible is:

Thou shalt not take the name of the LORD thy God in vain; for the LORD will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain.
Exodus 20:7

When we think of taking the Lord's name in vain today, we normally think of the G--D--- word. But to take God's name in vain means more than that. To take God's name in vain is to use God's name irreverent, worthless, meaningless, no real value, foolish, silly.

Vain:
1. Empty; worthless; having no substance, value or importance.
2. Fruitless; ineffectual.

In Alternative Press (AP) magazine, Wuv sings the Lord's name in vain. The obvious irreverence literally sent a chill down my spine when I read this. This is no laughing matter.

"P.O.D drummer Wuv is in the driver's seat of his shiny Ford F150, booming his band's new Atlantic record, Satellite. . . Wuv suddenly cuts the volume midway into the song and shouts, 'Jesus loves you!' 'That's what you're waiting for, right?' he asks, smiling."
(AP, Nov. 2001, p. 59)
Thou shalt not take the name of the LORD thy God in vain; for the LORD will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain.
Exodus 20:7

One of the songs on P.O.D.s album Satellite is Portrait. It was originally titled Christ. Wuv says of Portrait: "So, with the song 'Christ,' it's like. 'Here's our picture of Christ.'"(Revolver, Nov/Dec 2001, p.62)

Portrait by P.O.D.
You're not who they say you are
They made you the enemy
Christ - Jah Flesh
Christ - Light Within
Christ - Beginning and the End
Christ

Now you've got to hear this to believe it! The word Christ is a demonic sounding voice growl! (I've got several examples of CCM where this occurs. They'll sing the other words normal but when they get to Jesus or Christ a demon voice growls it!)
To Listen to this short clip of "Portrait" in RealAudio

Isn't that amazing?

Remember what Wuv said,"Here's our picture of Christ."

The "looney-tune" award of the year "hands down" goes to Dave Urbanski, writing in CCM magazine (Oct. 2001, p.50) a review of P.O.D.'s Satellite. Remember the growling - "Christ" you just heard; "The album ends with a track ('Portrait') that more than reflects P.O.D.'s convictions, as it repeatedly lifts up Christ by name." (CCM, Oct. 2001, p. 50)

Go ahead and laugh. . . You can't take such nonsense serious!

NOW. . . Do you REALLY believe that demonic "Christ" pleases the Lord Jesus Christ?

Do you REALLY believe the Lord is pleased with the 'Portrait' P.O.D. has painted of Him?

Do you REALLY believe the Lord is pleased with you listening to P.O.D.?

I mentioned earlier the Resurrection Rap by Carman. . .

I'll never forget a phone call I received one day. . .

As I answered the phone, there was an elderly lady weeping on the phone. After a few minutes, she told me why she was weeping. A friend gave her Carman's video with Resurrection Rap. As Resurection Rap came on, and Jesus was dumped in a garbage dump, she ripped the video from the VCR, took it in the backyard and burnt it [thank God!]. I'll never forget her weeping, as she asked me, "Preacher, what are they doing to my Lord?"

Oh Christian friend, doesn't it break your heart when you see these so-called Christians so distort and pervert the one that loved you so much He died on a old, rugged cross. To treat Him so irreverent and vain.

8 And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.
9 Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name:
10 That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth;
Philippians 2:7-10
Thank you, Lord Jesus

• P.O.D.'s ONLY CRITICISM •

I’ve read scores and scores of interviews with P.O.D. And I’ve found only one thing they take a stand against. I’ve only found one thing they criticize, over and over.

P.O.D. does NOT "criticize" wicked, secular bands like Primus:

(http://www.mtv.com/nav/bandframeset.jhtml?bandmenu1=&bandmenu2=&bandmenu3=pod)

P.O.D. does NOT criticize the wicked bands at Ozzfest – They are fans of the bands at Ozzfest.

(http://www.shoutweb.com/interviews/pod0700.phtml)
http://www.talkcity.com/transcripts/ARTISTdirect/8-24-2000.1-1.htmpl

Sonny, says it’s an honour to be on Ozzfest with the "original" satan rocker Ozzy Osbourne:

"It’s an honor to be on OZZFest with somebody that has the foundation, the background that Ozzy does."
Sonny,
(Metal Edge, Oct 2000, p. 31)

To P.O.D. it’s a compliment to be compared to Korn or Rage Against the Machine:

HP: You’ve been compared to bands ranging from Korn to Rage Against the Machine. Do such comparisons please you?
Sonny: "I think anytime you’re compared to a great band you’ve got to take it as a compliment. . . we love what they’re doing."
Sonny, P.O.D.
(Hit Parader, Oct 2000, p. 45)

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)

The devil-inspired, Carlos Santana is a "great inspiration" to P.O.D.

"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)

P.O.D. doesn’t criticize, demon possessed, occultist, drug addict, Jimi Hendrix. In fact, Hendrix inspired P.O.D. to write 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)

P.O.D. doesn’t criticize blasphemous, filthy Kid Rock – they "thank him" on their album.

P.O.D. doesn’t criticize adulterous, pot smoking, anti-Jesus, Rasta prophet, Bob Marley:

http://www.antix.com/music/POD/POD.asp

P.O.D. doesn’t criticize "drinking, smoking, doing drugs, or swearing" according 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?
No, see that’s what I’m talking about. Those aren’t even issues, you know what I mean?"
Sonny, P.O.D.
(www.zianet.com/straightout/pod_press.htm)

P.O.D. doesn’t have a problem appearing on the filthy Howard stern show:

http://www.shoutweb.com/interviews/pod0700.phtml

P.O.D. admittedly doesn’t "condemn" homosexuals or non-believers:

"Sandoval [Sonny] says he’s certain that P.O.D. has never once condemned anyone—be it Limp Bizkit fans, homosexuals or non-believers."
(Guitar World, Oct 2000, p. 100)

There is only ONE thing that I found P.O.D. to continually criticize and condemn. . .

It’s not the satanic secular rockers, like Manson or Ozzy or Incubus. . .

It’s not filthy rockers like Kid Rock. . .

It’s not false prophets like Bob Marley and HR. . .

It’s not filthy shows like Howard Stern. . .

It’s not blasphemous movies like "Little Nicky"

Who could it be?

There is one group that P.O.D. continually attacks and criticizes!

CHRISTIANS!

You read right!

P.O.D. over and over criticizes Christians and Christianity!

Traa, tells MTV "Christians martyred people . . .":

"A lot of people get scared because they have this distorted image of what Christianity is, or they’re thinking back two hundred years ago when Christians martyred people. That’s not us at all. We’re all about love, compassion, and peace."
Traa, P.O.D.
MTV INTERVIEW (http:/nybo.mtv.com/nav/bandframeset.jhtml?bandmenu1=&bandmenu2=&bandmenu3=pod)

Traa, you need to go read Church History. May I suggest you start with Foxes Book of Martyrs or the Martyrs Mirrors – it was the Christians that were martyred! They were fed to the lions, dipped in wax and burnt as candles, their skulls crushed, hid in catacombs, sewn in bags with rattlesnakes. All the Apostles, except for John, died a horrible martyr’s death!

And then read Hebrews "Heroes of the Faith" in Chapter 11,

"They were stoned, they were sawn asunder, were tempted, were slain with the sword: they wandered about in sheepskins and goatskins; being destitute, afflicted, tormented;
(Of whom the world was not worthy:) they wandered in deserts, and in mountains, and in dens and caves of the earth."
Hebrews 11:37-38

The absurdity of a "supposedly" Christian accusing Christians of "martyring people".

P.O.D. compares Christians to the Ku Klux Klan, and abortion clinic bombers! Why take some racist, killers, and idiots and make them Christians? Why not mention men like John Wesley, George Whitfield, the Apostle Paul or Peter, Billy Sunday, Dwight L. Moody, — why find the worst possible character and paint a Christian with that brush?

"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)

What an opportunity to witness for gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ? Metal Edge magazine. . . ? What an opportunity to tell thousands of lost kids about the Lord Jesus Christ! And what do they do? They take a swipe at Christianity! They relate Christianity with the KKK and the Inquisition!

Not surprising, Traa admits to MTV, they "don’t even go to church", and they "pick up the Bible when they have time"

(http://www.mtv.com/nav/bandframeset.jhtml?bandmenu1=&bandmenu2=&bandmenu3=pod)
"’You know how many people over the years have come ‘in the name of Jesus’ and organized religion, that people look at it and go, ‘Man, if that’s what knowin’ Jesus is about, I don’t want any part of it.’ And I don’t blame ‘em."
Sonny, P.O.D.
(www.slammsd.com/back_issues/132_042600/cover.story.html)

Why always paint a NEGATIVE picture of Christianity? Why not mention the thousands of people’s lives put back together because of 'the name of Jesus and organized religion'? What about the thousands and thousands of drug addicts, drunkards, satanists, prostitutes, broken homes, abused children, people without any hope, whose lives were "born again" because of the wonderful name of Jesus Christ and organized religion? What about all the live-changing revivals of Billy Sunday, Dwight L. Moody, Spurgeon, Torrey, and Billy Graham that came in the name of Jesus and organized religion? How about all the thousands of hospitals, rescue missions and churches that were built in the name of Jesus and organized religion? How about all the thousands of missionaries who literally gave their lives to bring the wonderful gospel of Jesus Christ to people without any hope?

What about some of those people?

What about those faithful Christians, God mentions in Hebrews chapter 11, that the Lord says "Of whom the world was not worthy". . .

Hebrews 12:33-38
33 Who through faith subdued kingdoms, wrought righteousness, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions,
34 Quenched the violence of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, out of weakness were made strong, waxed valiant in fight, turned to flight the armies of the aliens.
35 Women received their dead raised to life again: and others were tortured, not accepting deliverance; that they might obtain a better resurrection:
36 And others had trial of cruel mockings and scourgings, yea, moreover of bonds and imprisonment:
37 They were stoned, they were sawn asunder, were tempted, were slain with the sword: they wandered about in sheepskins and goatskins; being destitute, afflicted, tormented;
38 (Of whom the world was not worthy:) they wandered in deserts, and in mountains, and in dens and caves of the earth.

I have not read ONE good thing P.O.D. has said about Bible Believing Christians!

Boy, with friends like this who needs enemies!

P.O.D. attacks even the term ‘Christian’

"To tell the truth, though, I don’t even like the term Christian. . . "
Marcos, POD
(Guitar Legends, No. 37, p.28)

Wow! Now what kind of "Christian" does NOT like the term "Christian"?

I love the term Christian! It associates me with the Lord Jesus Christ! And I’d rather be associated with Him than anyone else in the world!

Here’s a definition of a Christian:

Chris • tian
1. a person who believes in Jesus Christ; adherent of Christianity.
2. a person who exemplifies in his or her life the teachings of Christ: He died like a true Christian.
(www.infoplease.com)

What Christian would not like the term Christian – a "person who believes in Jesus Christ"!

Marocs of P.O.D. even says he HATES the term Christian!

(http://www.shoutweb.com/interviews/pod0700.phtml)
(http://www.shoutweb.com/interviews/pod0700.phtml)
What about Marilyn Manson ripping up the Bible on stage. . .
Or Marilyn Manson shirts that read "Kill Your Parents". . .
Or Bob Marley singing "I feel like burning down a church". . .
Or the filth of Kid Rock or Howard Stern. . .
Or the blasphemy of Little Nicky. . .
Or the filthy ads of Calvin Klein. . .

None of that seems to embarrass P.O.D.!

They perform on stage with them. . . They promote their music. . .

It’s only the Christians that embarrasses P.O.D. – and over and over they criticize Christianity!

"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, Ocotober 2001, p. 88)

Sonny mentions the hypocrisy in Christians . . . Why not the millions of good, very faithful, sacrificing Christians? Why always attack the Christians? And for P.O.D to accuse ANY other Christian of hypocrisy is a ‘sure winner’ for the most ridiculous statement of the decade!

"The lyrics [Christ] talk about what we’ve come to know in our faith in Christ," Sonny explains, "and also the hypocrisy we see in a lot of people who call themselves Christians."
Sonny, P.O.D.
(Revolver, Nov/Dec 2001, p.62)

Always negative, always an attack on mainstream Christianity.

"When they paint pictures of Christianity and religion on TV, those people you see on the screen are just doing it for the money. That makes us sick. That’s not the Jesus I know."
Wuv, P.O.D.
(Guitar World, Nov. 2001, p. 48)

It seems P.O.D. can fit in, tour with, perform with, recommend, respect, honor and thank some of the most blasphemous, anti-Jesus, vulgar, filthy, wicked, perverted groups in the world – but conservative Christians – no way!

"We don't fit in with the conservative values of Christian America."
Sonny, P.O.D.
(Spin Mag, October 2001, p. 88)

Have you read enough [believe me, we have more]?

THE EVIDENCE IS CLEAR. . .

According to the clear teachings of the Bible, P.O.D. and their music:

  • Distrort and pervert our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ
  • Fellowship, promote and praise anti-Christ, blasphemous and filthy rock performers
  • Corrupt and pollute Christianity with the false teaching of Rastafarianism
  • Attack and distort Christianity and Christians

I find it IMPOSSIBLE to believe that the Holy God of the Bible could in ANY WAY, SHAPE or FORM be PLEASED with the music of P.O.D.!

‘Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord."
Colossians 3:16

Christian parents, pastors, youth leaders and young people is this the kind of music and influence you want "teaching and admonishing" you and young people?

2 Peter chapter 2 gives the Christian a very serious warning. One that we should not take lightly:

2:1 But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction.
2 And many shall follow their pernicious ways; by reason of whom the way of truth shall be evil spoken of.
3 And through covetousness shall they with feigned words make merchandise of you: whose judgment now of a long time lingereth not, and their damnation slumbereth not.
2 Peter 2:1-3

The warning in 2 Peter sounds a lot like "you know who". It describes "false prophets among the people [The Christians]" who:

  • shall bring in damnable heresies [such as Rastafarianism]
  • denying the Lord that bought them, [no mention of Jesus]
  • the way of truth shall be evil spoken of. [attack Christians and Christianity]
  • shall they with feigned words make merchandise of you [sell their records]
And Peter also says, "And MANY shall follow their pernicious ways"

ARE YOU GONNA BE ONE OF THEM?

". . . choose you this day whom ye will serve;. . .
as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD."