44. Beatles; it’s a spirit. [Rock-and-roll]
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS. JEFF. IN 64-0823E
993-3 (…) And--and so now, before we start, I would just like to say that if anybody wanted to see this article on "A Church Rocks as the Drums Roll," the Presbyterian minister here leading his congregation in rock-and-roll, a program for the--for the sacrament... Let me just see just a minute.
Youthful members swing out to jazz--jazz. Passion play tells of the crucifixion in modern i-d-i-o-m, rock-and-roll.
The pastor here leading all the teen-agers up there and going through the passions of Christ, the crucifixion played out in rock-and-roll and jazz. Well... It's in Maryland. Now, isn't that something?
And then, here is the picture of those... I was telling you this morning of those Beatles, "Return of Beatles," and there's the articles; you just should read it out of the magazine and all of the different things. "... as it were, had founded a new religion." Now, their manager... I've got a note out of the paper here. You haven't got time... If anybody wants to read these or I can put them on the bulletin board, then you can read them. And I just want to show you the hour that we're living in is shocking. You might not understand it; but, people, try to understand it, that--what these things are. I've asked Brother Capps; he's got a good education and can read better than I, I've asked him to read this article from the manager of the Beatles. Can you do it, Brother Capps, at this time?
994-7 [Brother Capps reads the article on the Beatles.]
The Beatles wonder about themselves and draw no answers. "It's incredible, absolutely incredible!" says Derek Taylor, the Beatles' press officer, "Here are these four boys from Liverpool. They're rude; they're profane; they're vulgar; and they've taken over the world. It's as if they'd founded a new religion. They're completely antichrist. I mean; I'm antichrist as well; but they're so antichrist they shock me, which isn't an easy thing. But I'm obsessed with them. Isn't everybody? I'm obsessed with their honesty, and the people who like them most are the people who should be outraged most. In Australia, for example, each time we'd arrive at an airport, it was as if deGaulle had landed, or better yet, the Messiah. The routes were lined solid. Cripples threw away their sticks. Sick people rushed up to the car, as if a touch from one of the boys would make them well again. Old women stood watching with their grandchildren as we'd pass by. I could see the look on their faces. It was as if some saviour had arrived and all these people were happy and relieved, as if things somehow were going to be better now." Taylor paused and stuck a cigarette in his mouth, "The only thing left for the Beatles," he said, "is to go on a healing tour."--Ed.]
Isn't that what He said? "Many shall come to Me in that day and say, 'Lord have not I...'" See? Now, can't you see that you can't put your trust in healing campaigns? You can't put your trust in any kind of a sign like that. The only thing you can put your trust in is THUS SAITH THE LORD from the Bible. Now, Church, that is exactly where I have tried to keep you, my children. And if something happens to me and God takes me out of this earth, don't you never fail. Remember this with all your heart: stay with that Word. Don't you leave that Word. Anything contrary to It, leave it alone, no matter what it is. Then you know It's right. See?
A healing campaign now... Sinful men that even shocked their own managers with their vulgar, and dirt, and filth; and people throw away their crutches and get healed by looking at these boys. It's so filthy, and dirty, and antichrist. You see, it's Satan on a mock campaign. See? He does anything that the Christ can do, but he can't confirm the Word. See? He'll take part of It here and part of It here, but he can't take It altogether. See? He can't get It together. So you see, no wonder the Bible said that would almost fool the very Elected if it was possible: the antichrist spirit.
Now, even their own press manager here, press agent, he's for them, believes in them, and said he's possessed of the same thing, because they've won him over.
Them evil things, them... Now, don't you see, women, why I am trying to tell you about this short-wearing, hair cutting, bobbing, and things. It's a spirit. It is a spirit. Here it is right in our leading magazines and everything of what's shown out, rock-and-roll and stuff in the church. Why, it's a setup exactly for Satan, and they're still churches and denominations.
Back to the Word, children, as fast as you know; don't you dare to leave It. You stay right with that Word.
See, how that antichrist spirit, it can speak in tongues, can show signs and wonders; it can heal the sick; it can do all these things. See? Them people thinking they're approaching God, that them boys are God sent, because the church has let down on the Word.
Those boys belong to church. Elvis Presley is a Pentecostal. Pat Boone is a Church of Christ. Look at them guys, Pentecostals, Church of Christ, and all of those like that with them evil spirits on them. Red Foley, a golden voice, Church of Christ, sing the religious songs like nobody can sing them and rock-and-roll in the next voice. By their fruits you know them. Look what churches they belong to. Elvis Presley are members of the Assemblies of God. There you are, each one of them wanted that, and Satan give it to them.
Don't you see, friends, how... Don't let loose of that Word. See, it's a spirit that gets on you.
996-15 And I tell these women, when they make themselves look sexy in these dresses, that God's going to make you answer for committing adultery. If you believe me to be what you say, God's servant, a prophet, listen to what I'm telling you. See? You might not be able to understand it, and if you can't, then you just do what I tell you to do. God will hold me responsible for what I say. See? You listen real close, and remember that those things are spirit.