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Is Christian rock music evil?

We get asked this question frequently, and since our name "ApologetiX" comes from the word "apologetics" which means to give a Christian defense (with gentleness and respect), we had better have an answer!

As a band, we realize that rock and roll is a very powerful tool and can be used for good or evil just as a gun can be used to enforce or break the law. The Bible says that every good and perfect gift comes from God, and I'm sure we agree that music belonged to God before Satan altered it for his purposes.

In the same way, all people are created in God's image and Satan attempts to distort that image--but God can reclaim that person and the same goes for music.

Some people say that rock music has evil roots. Rock historians generally acknowledge that much of the roots of rock music comes from church music. Others would say that Christians should come up with something different other than rock music, rather than "conforming to the standards."

For us, the biggest blessing is when people come back to us after a concert or listening to our music and say, "Now when I hear the original song, I can't help but think of the new Christian words." As the lyricist for our songs, I know without a doubt that our parodies are a gift from God. I realize that they are not products of my own talents or imagination, but come from Him.