Counterfeit Spirituality – David Wilkerson

Based on some of the arguments against Christian rock, metal, and punk in Set The Trumpet to Thy Mouth, ch. 4: “The Music of Devils in God’s House.”

He argues the following reasons against Christian rock, which borrows these bad influences from secular, non-Christian rock:

1. Playing in bars and clubs with drunkards, cussers, and fornicators.

2. 3rd rate rock musicians just using the name of Jesus to sell in CCM.

3. Being a “rock star” is idolatry.

4. Rock ‘n Roll dancing at concerts is carnal and sexually immoral.

5. Addiction to Christian rock.

6. Vanity (self-centeredness) – weird punk hairstyles, etc.

7. Non-judgmentalism / cheap grace / easy-believism / antinomianism.

8. Hypocrisy / lying / absence of holiness in Christian rock musicians.


About John Boruff

John Boruff is a Philosophy and Religion graduate from UNC Pembroke. In his free time, he blogs about the Christian life; and has special interests in evangelism and spiritual gifts. He identifies himself as a Reformed Arminian Pentecostal. He’s also a husband and dad. John loves street preaching. His influences are Leonard Ravenhill, David Wilkerson, John Wesley, Charles Finney, etc. John is always in the process of writing; and is posting free e-books on this site for cultivating a deeper Christian life. Among them are his 'How to Experience God' and 'The Gospel of Jesus Christ.' He is currently working on the lives of great prophets in church history—from Catholic saints to Protestant reformers and revivalists. He is also working on a Biblical theology of poverty alleviation.
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