Rock and Roll, The Devil’s Music. Biblical and Scientific Evidence to Show the Moral Properties in Music

There are three parts to this article. The first section, a biblical analysis of music, written by me. The second section also a biblical look at music, written by Pastor Bob Hooker of Memphis Tennessee. And the third section, a scientific look on music written by Benjamin Seller.

Section One: A biblical look on the power of music.

I’ve heard so many people tell me that music is amoral. Meaning that the music without words has no moral capabilities. But this just shows a lack of understanding into music. Not that one has to understand the properties of music to know this but one does have to see the power of music in the Bible.

1. Lucifer, the musical being.

Ezekiel 28:13[KJV] “Thou hast been in Eden the garden of God…the workman of thy tabrets and of thy pipes was prepared in thee the day that thou wast created.”

Ezekiel 28 describes Lucifer before the fall. Though it’s not super clear whether he was in charge of the music in heaven, some Bible scholars believe Ezekiel 28:13 teaches that Lucifer literally has musical instruments as parts of his body. It does seem evident that Satan understands and is built for music.

Music was originally made and created to give honor and praise to God.

2. We see David praised God with music(no words, just music)

2 Chronicles 7:6 KJV “And the priests waited on their offices: the Levites also with instruments of musick of the Lord , which David the king had made to praise the Lord , because his mercy endureth for ever, when David praised by their ministry; and the priests sounded trumpets before them, and all Israel stood.”

3. We also see in the Bible that music(without words) has the power to remove evil spirits.

1 Samuel 16:23 KJV

And it came to pass, when the evil spirit from God was upon Saul, that David took an harp, and played with his hand: so Saul was refreshed, and was well, and the evil spirit departed from him.

If music can remove evil spirits it would only make sense it can bring evil spirits.

4. We also see from this passage above that music has the power to change moods. “…so Saul was refreshed and well…” 

Music is almost like a drug. Like drugs, people put on headphones to drown out reality.

5. Satan has a counterfeit for everything.

Now understanding all this, if Satan is built as a musical creature and understands the power of music better than probably anyone but God himself — he would be a fool not to use music to his advantage and purpose. To use it’s power to pervert.

Also understanding that music is mostly praise, knowing Satan was cast out of heaven because of pride.  Him Wanting to become like God, envious of the praise and adoration God was receiving alone. Wouldn’t it make sense that Satan would twist music to praise him?

To think that Satan would not make an alternate perverted version of something that God created, such as music, for his purpose would be asinine. Satan has perverted churches(false churches), marriage(sodomite marriage), gender roles(Uni-sex), Love(lust), ect. Satan has a counterfeit for anything God has. Even music. To deny this would be willingly ignorant.

6. Though it could be debated, there is an implication of rock style music in the Bible.

Exodus 32:17-19 KJV “And when Joshua heard the noise of the people as they shouted, he said unto Moses, There is a noise of war in the camp. [18] And he said, It is not the voice of them that shout for mastery, neither is it the voice of them that cry for being overcome: but the noise of them that sing do I hear. [19] And it came to pass, as soon as he came nigh unto the camp, that he saw the calf, and the dancing: and Moses’ anger waxed hot, and he cast the tables out of his hands, and brake them beneath the mount.” 

Have you ever heard heavy metal. Or even regular metal. It’s screaming and yelling. Beating of drums. Sounds of war. (Jungle beat). “… there is a noise of war in the camp…”  this came with dancing and worshiping a golden calf.

7. Rock music is confusion. God is not the author of confusion. 

The rock beat breaks away from the melody and natural rhythm of a song. The right kind of rhythm flows with the melody. The wrong kind of rhythm flows against the melody, creating a sensual beat. There is a reason people listen to music to get them, “in the mood”. The wrong kind of beat brings about a sensual or sexual atmosphere.

8. Rock music feeds the flesh and is carnal. 

1 John 2:16 KJV

For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.

1 Peter 2:11 KJV

Dearly beloved, I beseech you as strangers and pilgrims, abstain from fleshly lusts, which war against the soul;

Romans 8:6-7 KJV

For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace. [7] Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be.

There are three parts to music. The melody, harmony and rhythm. The melody feeds your spirit. The harmony feeds your soul. And the rhythm feeds your flesh. Music that feeds the flesh more than the spirit is carnal (the beat is more prevalent than the melody). If you notice the beat before you notice the melody, that music is carnal and is feeding your flesh primarily. Music with the wrong kind of beat makes your body(or flesh) want to move.

With all this being said, I make my case that music(without words) can be good, or bad. Spiritual or carnal. Praise to God, or praise to Satan.

I’ve seen music make people depressed. I’ve seen teenagers filled with rage after listening to certain styles of music. I’ve seen people filled with pride, arrogance and anger after listening to music . Music literally changes our moods. There is a reason restaurants play certain styles of music. They understand it’s power. It’s called mood music. People who have anger issues, 9 times out of 10 also listen to rock music. Rock music brings rage and anger.

Section Two: A biblical look on music by Pastor Bob Hooker

Sticking my nose in again, but please be careful of the music you listen to. As I walk city streets, it is heartbreaking the confusion, chaos, and unhappiness in which so many people are living. Always music is an obvious and integral part of their lives. Even Christians that I have observed who are living in unhappiness and discouragement seem to have the common denominator of the world’s music. I observe and counsel Christians who are struggling and some who have fallen into sin and always music is involved. By music, I mean music with a rhythmic beat. It does not matter the category it falls in or name it has. It begins with the subtle soft beat that stimulates the body and creates sensuality. It progresses to more addictive and dynamic styles, but always leads to sensuality, and inevitably is a direct contradiction of Philippians 4:8: “Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.”

Sensual music led them to wrong thinking and, eventually, illicit thoughts and actions. Honestly, I cannot tell you music is the initial cause of those who have fallen into sin or if in they did not handle some other temptation right , but I can tell you that music is part the process of decline, even some so-called “Christian music.” I love all of you, and this is not pointed toward anyone but is simply what I am observing and what God put on my heart tonight. Please be careful, for the attack of Satan is great against us. It seems that music is the great tool in his arsenal. Many feel music is amoral, but if you truly observe the modus operandi of Satan, you have to see the common denominator of music, and it makes sense since he was created a musical being.

Music that feeds the flesh and not the spirit is diametrically opposed to God. Making the words of a song “Christian” words does not take away the effect of sensual instrumentation. Ephesians 5:19 says, “Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord.” Notice “melody,” not antithetic beat.

Section Three: A Scientific look at Music By Benjamin Seiler

Music and Psyche: Crippling Rhythms and Murderous Mice

What our youth consumes today is musical dynamite that not only leaves the ears deaf, but also poisons the soul and makes the body sick, which has been scientifically proven. There is a plan behind it whose goal is the eradication of traditional Western culture.

Do rodents understand the difference between classical music and hard rock? Not likely. And yet they react to it nevertheless. In the summer of 1997, a 16-year-old student from the U.S. state of Virginia achieved national fame and received top honours from, among others, the US Marines and—surprise, surprise!—the CIA. In a simple experiment, David Merrell managed to prove how music influences the intelligence and social behaviour of mice.

How Hard Rock Influences Rodents

For this experiment, the student had acquired genetically similar white mice from a laboratory. They were all male, of the same age and weight, received the same food and the same amount of light and were housed in equally large containers—72 plastic boxes.

Mouse in a labyrinth: made stupid and extremely aggressive by heavy metal music.


For one week, the mice were allowed to adjust to their new environment. After that, David let each animal run through a 1.5 x 1 metre labyrinth three times in a row and measured their times with a stopwatch. On average, the mice needed ten minutes to find their way through. Now David divided the mice into three groups with 24 animals in each group. One group was exposed to the vibrant music of Mozart for ten hours every day for three weeks. The second group had to listen to the heavy metal noise of the hard rock group Anthrax for the same amount of time. The volume was set at seventy decibels, which is about the same level as a vacuum cleaner or a television set from one metre away. The last group of 24 mice served as a control group i.e. was not exposed to any music. At the end of each week, all the mice ran through the labyrinth three times in a row while David timed their ‘run times’. You would think that even the dumbest mouse would remember at least part of the way through the maze after a certain period of time. And they did. In their twelfth and final run, the “unexposed” mice only needed half the time, that is, five instead of ten minutes. The results from the “classical mice” that had been ‘doped’ with Mozart were phenomenal: they conquered the course in one and a half minutes –less than a third of the best time from the control group!And the “hard rock junkies”? Well, they beat themselves black and blue as they lurched through the labyrinth as if they were drunk, stumbling into the walls. Even though these poor rodents also only needed ten minutes to complete this task before the “AnthraxTherapy”, now their average time was thirty minutes, if you can believe it! That means that they took twenty times longer than the “classical mice”. David Merrell especially noticed that the maltreated “hard rock mice” didn’t lift their noses in the air once to sniff out the traces left by their preceding fellows. “The music seemed to have completely dulled their senses,” the student later commented.

But that isn’t all. The experiment described above was actually already David Merrell’s second attempt. The boy had tried to conduct the experiment one year earlier but had had to break it off early. The reason: David had kept all the mice of one group together in one cage. The rodents that were exposed to hard rock were so aggressive, however, that they bit each other to death. After three weeks, only one single killer mouse was still alive.

So David kept his mice in individual cages during the second experiment. The increased potential for violence due to heavy metal music lasted in what had been basically peaceful mice much longer than David had anticipated. After his experiment was successfully concluded, he wanted to dispose of the 72 animals (and the same number of cages) as quickly as possible. So he put all the mice of one group together in a large plastic aquarium to take them to the next pet shop. This arrangement was fine until he displaced the final group, the “hard rock mice”. As soon as the animals were together, they began to fight. After an hour, the boy had to separate them again because he feared they would not make it to the store alive.

So David prescribed the mice another week’s ‘vacation’ in silent solitary cages “so they could calm down”. When he then finally took them all together to the pet shop, the hard rock mice were fighting amongst themselves again. Even so, the short trip to the shop was not a journey into death for any of the animals.

Apparently, hard, aggressive music doesn’t only decrease the ability to learn, but also disrupts the social behaviour of mice—although these animals are neither remarkably intelligent nor especially sociable. And they certainly don’t understand the verbal trash that wells out of the mouths of these screaming rock-singers—in contrast to humans, which are significantly more developed and sensitive beings.

The Frankfurt School: Disintegration of the Christian Fabric

Decades ago clever heads were already conducting studies on how people could be dulled and made susceptible to outside influences through music. It’s no coincidence that those same intellectuals belonged to the Frankfurt School, which decisively influenced the revolutionary movement of ’68 through such iconic figures as Herbert Marcuse. This ideology, however, wasn’t so much about freedom as it was the destruction of traditional Christian values and thereby of Western culture. Max Horkheimer, another representative of the Frankfurt School, once said: “Justice and freedom as such, the idea that they are better than injustice and repression, is not scientifically verifiable and is thus useless. Therefore, it would be as nonsensical to say that red is more beautiful than blue, or that an egg is better than milk.” The cultural pessimist Horkheimer only recognised one elementary driving force in life: the constant fulfilment of desire. And so our current hedonistic culture is, in point of fact, an indicator of how effectively the Frankfurt School’s intellectual inheritance was able to infiltrate society.

Music informs water: Japanese researcher Masaru Emoto exposed ­distilled water to various pieces of music, froze it, and photographed the resulting water crystals. Order: Mozart’s Symphony No. 40 (top left), Bach’s Goldberg Variations (top right), Chaos: Japanese pop song (bottom left), heavy metal music (bottom right).

The Frankfurt School goes back to theInstitute for Social Research, which was founded in Frankfurt in 1923 and which was financed by the extremely rich Jewish heir, Felix Weil. Among the School’s main actors were, along with Horkheimer and Marcuse, Theodor Adorno, Walter Benjamin, Erich Fromm, and Otto Kirchheimer. Inspired by the communist teachings of a certain Karl Marx, they wanted to spread the culture of Marxism throughout the entire world and used their academic influence to wage a secret psychological war against Western culture. The systematic destruction of the Christian foundation of our society was their most urgent goal, as the Hungarian Marxist Georg Lukacs, for example, had called for.Because whoever still truly believes in something divine, acknowledges certain basic moral values that take precedence over supposedly “pure” reason. These people are usually not easily corruptible and will not let themselves be forced under the yoke of a dictatorial new world order.

Remember the saying that every child learns in the sandbox: when two people quarrel, a third rejoices. The Romans called this power game Divide et Impera—divide and conquer! This also clearly applies to the archrivals capitalism and communism, which, in reality, are puppets of one and the same power that remains in the shadows, which some call high finance and others the Illuminati. Intellectuals like Adorno or Marcuse faithfully served the goals of the Illuminati—even if they themselves were not aware of the fact.

The tentacles of these “enlightened ones” reach through to today’s music business (see pg. 8), which brings us back to our theme. In August 1996, shock-rocker Marilyn Manson stated in the music magazine Spin: “Hopefully, I’ll be remembered as the person who brought an end to Christianity.” You could almost laugh at such a bold provocation—after all, the self-proclaimed goal of shock-rockers is to shock—if it weren’t for the statement that Marilyn Manson made on his own website in February 2003. When asked by a fan if he was really a Freemason, he answered cryptically: “That question requires a better understanding of what that group [ed. Freemasonry] truly is, before I care to discuss my feelings. My genesis is deep in Bavaria. Things change, new names for old beliefs.” It was in Bavaria, however, that Adam Weishaupt officially founded the Order of the Illuminati in 1776.1 This secret band actually stems from the mists of prehistory and simply received “a new name for old beliefs” at that time.

Dependent on Trivial Sounds

Knowledge about the power of music is just as old. That is how, in biblical times, the Israelites are supposed to have made the walls of Jericho fall with the sound of their trumpets. Even older are the writings of the Indian Vedas that deal with the subject of music and its effects on people. The philosopher-doctors of ancient Greece also wrote which harmonic modes could be used to heal different emotional illnesses.

So it was only right that the cultural Marxists and secret destroyers of society also pursued these highly important themes. That happened in 1937 with the beginning of the Radio Research Project,which was financed by the Rockefeller Foundation at the elite US University Princeton. Why in America? Because when the National Socialists (Nazis) came to power, the lives of Jews in Germany became increasingly difficult and so most of the members of the Frankfurt School emigrated to the US. In this research project directed by Paul Lazarsfeld, the main emphasis was on conducting psychological studies on mass culture, which was slowly starting to spread across America, thanks to radio and films. More to the point, they wanted to find out how the population could best be manipulated.

To this end, they studied for example the effects of Hollywood films on the brain, the influence of “soap operas” on society, and, even back then, the power of opinion polls, which led to the fact that today not only American politicians are more concerned with re-election than with the truth.

Theodor Adorno led the music department of the Radio Research Projectand researched how banal music affects the listener. In his treatise, Popular Music, he concluded that you could addict people to even the most trivial songs through the regular repetition of catchy tunes because they will develop a real hunger for them. The German neurophysiologist and brain specialist, Lutz Jäncke, also confirmed the power of repetition: “We like what we frequently hear.” Repetition isn’t only limited to the regular playing of such songs in radio and TV music shows, but is also reflected in the construction of individual musical pieces: they are usually nothing more than the regurgitation of the same standardised musical leitmotifs, although today the musical styles that originated in black ghettos are intermixed with the disjointed stammering of ‘lyrics’. Added to which is the fact that most of the usual song lyrics contain little more vocabulary than that possessed by a small child: Cry Baby Cry, Don’t worry, be happy, etc. If people were to be regularly bombarded with such infantile songs through the radio, wrote Adorno already in 1941, it would not only create an addiction to this kind of music, but also a certain type of submissive, emotional person. For trivial music disillusions the one and pushes the other to frustration. Moreover, rebellious, wild music has the potential to destabilise society, according to Adorno.

For this experiment, the student had acquired genetically similar white mice from a laboratory. They were all male, of the same age and weight, received the same food and the same amount of light and were housed in equally large containers—72 plastic boxes.

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