EVANGELICALS AND CATHOLICS TOGETHER FOR CHRISTIAN ROCK the following is excerpted from (Friday Church News Notes, July 22, 2011, www.wayoflife.org email@example.com,) and posted on manifestedbythelight.com on July 26/2011 - The 13th annual Lifest Christian rock festival in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, featured five days of rock & roll, complete with a Catholic mass and a message by well-known evangelical speaker Greg Laurie. Some 20,000 people gathered July 6-10 to hear Christian rock groups such as Hawk Nelson, Skillet, TobyMac, Lincoln Brewster, MercyMe, Superchick, Newsboys, and Kutless. Greg Laurie of International Harvest Crusades, spoke on the last day of the event, preceded by a Catholic mass led by bishop David Ricken of the Diocese of Green Bay. Lifest founder Bob Lenz said, “We want to get al the flavors of the church” (“Green Bay Bishop David Ricken Leads Mass,” Green Bay Press Gazette, July 10, 2011). What Lenz is talking about is not a “church”; it is end-times apostasy and rebellion to God’s Word. “Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them which cause divisions and offences contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned; and avoid them” (Romans 16:17). Christian rock’s unscriptural ecumenical philosophy is one of the many reasons why we warn against it in no uncertain terms.
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