1. Christian songs exalt Satan by spreading Deceptive Doctrine

Singing is a centerpiece of church service. But do you exalt God or Satan by your songs? People think they glorify God through their song service, but the lyrics of most Christian songs are filled with lies of the Devil. Singing lies does not exalt God, singing lies exalts Satan. John 8:44 Jesus said, "Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He … abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it." Jesus said the father of lies is the devil. So, churchgoers who sing lies are doing the desire of their father the devil. What are these lies? And why are they spread? Satan stops souls from entering Heaven by spreading false doctrine that deceives people to continue in sin. Revelations 12:7-9 says, "And there was war in heaven…And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him." After Satan plotted to crucify and destroy Jesus, God cast him and his followers out of heaven and down to earth. This verse points out Satan’s main activity is deceiving the world. God stands for truth; the devil stands for deception. Satan appeared in the Garden of Eden as the old serpent to deceive Eve to disobey God’s commandment, and he continues this cunning work by twisting the Word of God.

The true spiritual church uses song to teach and warn the body of Christ to live a righteous, holy life. But Satan has penetrated organized churches of the world to spread false doctrine that destroys your ability to know right from wrong, and kills your spirit. 1 Timothy 4:1-2 says, "Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils; Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron…" Doctrine is teaching that directs how we ought to live. Even before being taught doctrine, we have God-given conscience to discern what is good or evil at a basic level to guide us to live righteous. Deceiving spirits convince churchgoers to follow the doctrine of devils. So, religious people become lying hypocrites who follow church tradition and pretend to be godly; even their conscience is completely burned and destroyed as they reject obeying God’s commandments. Two doctrines of the devil are especially pervasive in church music. First, declaring you are saved child of God while continuing in sin. Second, declaring this false salvation cannot be lost. Christian songs exalt Satan by spreading these deceptive doctrines.

2. Satan shows himself as God

It seems unbelievable that Satan is being worshipped as God in churches by people who call themselves Christians. However, Scripture said this would happen. Preachers love to stir excitement by saying the rapture with coming of Christ will occur any day now. But the Bible says 2 things will happen before that day of Christ comes. First, the church of the world will be deceived to fall away from obeying God—this has already happened. Second, it will be revealed that Satan is being worshipped in these organized churches by showing himself as God. 2 Thessalonians 2:3-4 says, "Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day [of Christ] shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition; Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God." These verses say the rapture with Christ will not happen until the churches of the world fall away from obeying God, and it is revealed that Satan is being worshipped in churches by showing himself as God. A human being cannot show themself as God. The Devil has penetrated churches to oppose and exalt himself above God, and he does this by cleverly showing himself as God.

Satan is an evil spirit who is against God’s will and desires to be honored above God. Before being thrown out of heaven and being called Satan, he was God’s chief angel named as Lucifer. He was a creation of perfect light, music, wisdom, and beauty with access to all of heaven—from the Garden of Eden to God’s presence in the holy mountain of Zion. But Lucifer did not like God’s plan to bring obedient souls of people to heaven, so, he sinned against God by trying to undermine that plan. Ezekiel 28:12-16 says, "Thou sealest up the sum, full of wisdom, and perfect in beauty. Thou hast been in Eden the garden of God…Thou art the anointed cherub that covereth; and I have set thee so: thou wast upon the holy mountain of God; …Thou wast perfect in thy ways from the day that thou wast created, till iniquity was found in thee…and thou hast sinned: therefore I will cast thee as profane out of the mountain of God: and I will destroy thee, O covering cherub…" Lucifer was an anointed angel and one of God’s most glorious creation, but he wanted it to stay as God’s most special creation in heaven. God’s plan is to reward those who diligently obey Him by adopting them as sons of God to new heaven or taking them as bride of Christ to Zion. Envy and pride took root in Lucifer’s heart to oppose the will of God, and in sinning against God by this iniquity, he was cast out of heaven and cursed to become the Devil. Isaiah 14:12-15 says, "How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations! For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God… I will be like the most High. Yet thou shalt be brought down to hell, to the sides of the pit." Lucifer weakens the nations of the world by spreading false doctrine that deceives people to sin, and this leads to spiritual death.

3. Deception of being ‘saved child of God while sinning’

Satan manifests in different ways to oppose God’s plan, but his main mode of operation is deception. He cannot stop God from taking obedient souls to heaven, so, he spreads false doctrine that you are a saved child of God even while continuing to sin. This deception removes fear of God and gives false assurance of salvation and heaven. Matthew 1:21 says, "thou shalt call his name Jesus: for he shall save his people from their sins." Jesus saves his people FROM their sins, not IN their sins. If you are at peace in doing sin, you are not HIS people. In John 8:34 Jesus said, "...Whosoever committeth sin is the servant of sin." If you continue to commit sin, you are not freed or saved from sin, you are an enslaved servant of sin. Jesus and his true apostles taught people to fear God because on Judgement Day those who did evil, unjust works will be damned and punished for eternity. Jesus said in John 5:28-29, "…for the hour is coming, in the which all that are in the graves shall hear his voice. And shall come forth; they that have done good, unto the resurrection of life; and they that have done evil, unto the resurrection of damnation." 2 Peter 2:9 says, "The Lord knoweth how... to reserve the unjust unto the day of judgment to be punished." You will be judged for Heaven or Hell by what you did—good works or evil works. Jesus and Apostle Peter say if you are sinning you are not saved, and you will be punished.

Compare their message with the Devil’s lies which pollute Christian songs. Satan’s message is that assurance of salvation has nothing to do with your deeds; rather you go to heaven by only claiming Jesus’s blood. Let’s look at a couple examples. The following are lyrics to ‘Jesus paid it all’: Jesus paid it all, All to Him I owe; Sin had left a crimson stain, He washed it white as snow… For nothing good have I; Where-by Thy grace to claim; I'll wash my garments white; In the blood of Calv'ry's Lamb. The deceiving message of this song is we do not have to do anything good because Jesus paid it all—we simply claim his blood, and there will be no punishment for committing sin. A similar song is ‘Nothing but the blood’: What can wash away my sin?; Nothing but the blood of Jesus; What can make me whole again?; Nothing but the blood of Jesus.…Nothing can for sin atone: nothing but the blood of Jesus. Naught of good that I have done: nothing but the blood of Jesus. Biblical truth is the blood of Jesus applies to forgive past sins of those who transform to sin no more. The deception of the song is our deeds and works are irrelevant for heaven because our salvation is dependent on nothing but the blood of Jesus. Singing such songs gives emotional contentment and puts on a show of false humility for others. But humility is not singing Satan’s lies. True humility is submitting to obey the commandments of Jesus. In Revelations 22:14-16 Lord Jesus Christ says, "…And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be. Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life…" Will you humble yourself to the truth that God will judge you by your works of obeying Him, or will you proudly sing the Devil’s lie of relying only on Jesus’s blood? It is the doctrine of devils that teaches you to declare yourself a saved child of God while continuing in sin.

4. Deception of ‘once saved always saved’

The next deception Satan spreads through song is declaring this false salvation cannot be lost; this is also known as the ‘once saved always saved’ doctrine. This is nonsense as the Bible clearly warns people who live free of sin to carefully keep their position. 1 Corinthians 10:12 says, "Wherefore let him that thinketh he standeth take heed lest he fall." Apostle Paul cautions believers who are not sinning to vigilantly maintain their stand, so as not fall to future temptation. Apostle Peter also warns of the danger of backsliding. 2 Peter 2:20 says, "For if after they have escaped the pollutions of the world through the knowledge of the Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, they are again entangled therein, and overcome, the latter end is worse with them than the beginning." If God saved you from filthy sin’s addiction but you returned to be enslaved again, then His punishment will be more severe. 1 Corinthians 3:16-17 says, "Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you? If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy;" God’s presence lives with the pure in heart. If you become the temple of God with the Spirit of God dwelling in you, at this point, if you defile yourself with sin, God will destroy you in Hell. Salvation can be lost. If we live a holy, righteous life, we must continue bearing these good fruits and not backslide.

Compare the Bible’s message with the Devil’s lies which fill church songs. Satan’s message is salvation cannot be lost; rather you remain saved even as you sin because God pours out unconditional mercy, love, grace, and forgiveness. Let’s look at a couple examples. The following are lyrics to ‘Amazing grace (chains are gone)’: My chains are gone, I've been set free; My God, my Savior has ransomed me; And like a flood His mercy reigns; Unending love, Amazing grace;…The earth shall soon dissolve like snow; The sun forbear to shine; But God, who called me here below; Will be forever mine, will be forever mine; You are forever mine. The deceiving message of this song is once saved always saved—specifically, salvation is forever because of God’s unending love, mercy, and grace. A similar song is ‘Mighty to Save’: Savior, He can move the mountains; My God is mighty to save; He is mighty to save; Forever, author of Salvation…Everyone needs compassion; A love that's never failing, let mercy fall on me; Everyone needs forgiveness; The kindness of a Savior, the Hope of nations. Again, this song’s deception is that salvation is forever and cannot be lost because of God’s unfailing love, compassion, and kindness. Singing lies to flatter God will not change who He truly is. This cunning lie of Satan removes your fear of God by pretending as if the goodness of God is that He has limitless mercy, love, grace, and forgiveness such that He considers sinning people as always saved. Romans 11:22 says, "Behold therefore the goodness and severity of God: on them which fell, severity; but toward thee, goodness, if thou continue in his goodness: otherwise, thou also shalt be cut off." God has both goodness and severity. Furthermore, His goodness is conditional. If you are freed from sinning, continue in God’s goodness by obeying Him, otherwise He will cut you off. Once saved, you must continue in salvation, or else you will be cast in Hell.

5. Spiritual songs exalt God & give grace by teaching to live godly

So, what are songs that exalt God? Ephesians 5:19 says, "Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord;" Singing in spirit with our heart submitting to God as our Lord honors Him. Just as blood is the life source of our physical body, the holy spirit is the gift God gives as the life source of our soul. The holy spirit guides us to obey God’s call to live holy. So, singing in spirit is not putting on performance to entertain others, it is telling yourself how to live a pure life. Let’s look at the song example of ‘Create in me a clean heart,’ which has lyrics taken directly from Psalm 51: Create in me a clean heart, oh God; And renew a right spirit within me; Cast me not away from Thy presence, oh Lord; And take not Thy holy spirit from me. Unlike the prior songs, there is no declaration of a being a saved child of God while doing sinful work, there is no declaration of relying only on Jesus’s blood, and there is no flattery of God having unlimited love and forgiveness. This psalm is a cry of help to God for a clean heart and renewed spirit to sin no more. It warns of the conditional nature of God’s goodness and highlights His severity. God may cast people away from His presence and remove the holy spirit from those continuing to sin. It reminds us that salvation can be lost.

Colossians 3:16 says, "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." Psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs are to teach and admonish one another to obey the word of Christ. This is singing that exalts God and gives grace that helps us grow in spirit. Titus 2:11-12 says, "For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men, Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world…" Songs inspired by the Spirit of God bring salvation by teaching us to live righteous and godly in this present world. Most Christian songs are not Scriptural or inspired by God, they are written to entertain and excite people’s emotions. Satan uses them as a tool to spread his false doctrine to kill your spirit. Churchgoers happily sing songs that exalt Satan and poison their own soul. There is the cautionary tale of the frog that is slowly boiled alive because it is put in room temperature water that is slowly brought to a boil. Because the frog does not perceive danger, it is cooked to death. So also, churchgoers do not perceive the danger of singing the Devil’s lies, and they are deceived to worship Satan as he shows himself as God in churches. In the end, God will punish deceivers, the deceived and the disobedient. Revelations 20:10 says, "And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever." Do not be deceived. If you exalt and do the works of Satan, he is your father, and you will be in the Lake of Fire. If you exalt and do the works of God, he will be your father, you will inherit His heavenly kingdom.