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  • #16
    Originally posted by Jonahdog View Post
    Satan caused rock music?
    LOL, how did you take that from my comment?
    No, Satan is an imitator, not a creator. Satan merely infiltrates the good things of God.
    Without my brothers singing praise in their suffering (the blues), what we call "rock music" would not exist.
    God is glorified when we bring songs of praise, no matter the instruments, beat pattern, of voice that sings.

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    • #17
      This is pretty heavy, but the progressive metal band Dream Theater paraphrases the Golden Rule, and quotes from St. Francis, in their song entitled "The Shattered Fortress."

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      • #18
        P.S. The St. Francis quote begins just after the 7:15 mark in the video I shared above.

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        • #19
          Oh, one more that always comes to my mind: the lyrics to Metallica's "Creeping Death" should sound familiar to anyone who's read the account of the Exodus in the Old Testament.

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          • #20
            Whoops! I accidentally re-pasted Dream Theater's "Shattered Fortress"! (And I can't figure out how to edit my post!) Here's the correct video of Metallica's "Creeping Death":

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            • #21
              Incidentally, here are the lyrics to Dream Theater's "The Shattered Fortress," which I shared above. There's a LOT of Christian imagery (as well as language inspired by AA's Twelve Steps) in the song.
              [Verse 1]
              Freedom calls my name
              Serenity keeps me sane
              Happiness it dulls the pain
              Honest to see my place
              Open to other ways
              Willingness to understand
              Justice but do not judge
              Courtesy for others flaws
              Kindness it's not that hard
              Self-restraint of tongue and pen
              Inventory my daily friend
              Analysis let down your guard

              [Chorus 1]
              Look in the mirror
              What do you see?
              The shattered fortress
              That once bound me

              [Verse 2]
              Faithful ascent, through darkest fires
              I've found the path to take me higher
              You're smart enough for me to trust, go live your life now
              Just keep these steps in your life and you'll know how
              If you're not sure, ask yourself
              "Have I done to them as I would have them do to me?"

              [Chorus 1 - Variation]
              Look in the mirror
              What do you see?
              The shattered fortress
              Fly now, be free

              [Verse 3]
              Faithful ascent, through darkest fires
              I've found the path to take me higher
              I once thought it better to be right
              But now I have finally seen the light
              Sometimes you've got to be wrong
              And learn from mistakes
              I live with serenity now
              Not self-righteous hate

              [XI. Receive]

              [Bridge]
              Help me be a channel of Thy peace
              That where there is hatred, I may bring love
              That where there is wrong, I may bring the spirit of forgiveness
              That where there is discord, I may bring harmony
              That where there is error, I may bring truth
              That where there is doubt, I may bring faith
              Now that you can see all you have done
              (That where there is despair, I may bring hope
              That where there are shadows, I may bring light)
              It's time to take that step into the kingdom
              (That where there is sadness, I may bring joy)
              All your sins will help to make you strong
              (That I may seek rather to comfort, than to be comforted
              That I may seek to understand than to be understood)
              And help you break right through the prison wall
              (That I may seek to love, rather than to be loved
              For it is by self-forgetting that one finds
              It is by forgiving that one is forgiven)
              Keep all of me
              The desires that once burned me deep inside
              Help me live today
              And help to give me grace
              To carry out your way
              I am ready, help me be all I can be
              I am ready, help guide me and keep me free

              [XII. Responsible]

              [Chorus 2]
              I am responsible when anyone, anywhere
              Reaches out for help, I want my hand to be there
              I am responsible when anyone, anywhere
              Reaches out for help, I want my hand to be there

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              • #22
                'Man in the Box' by Alice in Chains, is a heavy metal band that acknowledges that Jesus Christ is the Creator...

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                • #23
                  The chorus of U2's song "Goria,' "Gloria in te Domine / Gloria exultate" translates to "Glory in You, Lord / Glory, exalt [Him]" with "exalt" in the imperative mood, a reference to Psalm 30:2 (in te Domine, speravi). The song also contains references to Colossians 2:9-10 ("Only in You I'm complete") and James 5:7-9 ("The door is open / You're standing there")...

                  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ybYg..._D8Xad&index=2

                  U2 - Gloria


                  Lyrics:

                  Gloria, Gloria, oh, two, three, four

                  I try to sing this song
                  I, I try to stand up
                  But I can't find my feet
                  I try, I try to speak up
                  But only in you I am complete

                  Gloria in te domine
                  Gloria exultate
                  Gloria, Gloria
                  Oh Lord, loosen my lips

                  I try to sing this song
                  I, I try to get in
                  But I can't find the door
                  The door is open
                  You're standing there
                  You let me in

                  Gloria in te domine
                  Gloria exultate
                  Oh Lord, if I had anything
                  Anything at all
                  I'd give it to you
                  I'd give it to you

                  Gloria in te domine
                  Gloria, Gloria
                  Gloria in te domine
                  Gloria, Gloria
                  Gloria in te domine
                  Gloria, Gloria

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