Have Christians completely lost the culture war?

Did anyone watch the Grammys? Did you catch Katy Perry’s performance?

What do you think about her wearing a cross on her outfit while demons dance in the background, a circle is cast, and fire rages around her?

For those of you who haven’t seen Katy Perry’s performance from the Grammys, you can watch it here:

Christian artist Natalie Grant tweeted that she left the Grammys because the performances were in conflict with her faith.

What, if anything, can we as Christians do to impact this culture in a more positive way?

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The Sunrise video “We Have Not Heard” makes its national debut on UPTV’s “UP IN THE MORNING” show tomorrow, 1/21/14

The Sunrise We Have Not Heard

The Sunrise video, We Have Not Heard

The Sunrise music video for the song, “We Have Not Heard,” will be featured on UPTV’s new morning show, “Up In The Morning,” in the show’s New Artist Spotlight.

The music video for “We Have Not Heard” will air on two mornings: Tuesday, 1/21/14 and Tuesday, 2/4/14 between 8:00AM and 9:00AM both days.

Other artists on this episode include: MercyMe, Newsong, Mandisa, Hillsong United, Jason Gray, Aaron Shust, Laura Story, The Neverclaim, Building 429 and of course the NEW ARTIST SPOTLIGHT – The Sunrise.

UP Uplifting Entertainment (formerly GMC – Gospel Music Channel) is America’s favorite channel for uplifting entertainment. Reaching over 70 million households, UPTV features music and inspiring stories the whole family will enjoy. http://www.uptv.com

UP is available to DISH NETWORK SUBSCRIBERS on channel 188, DIRECTV channel 338, Verizon FiOS channel 224 and on local cable.

To see if UP is available through a cable or satellite provider, please visit this link: http://up.viewerlink.tv

The official music video for The Sunrise song “We Have Not Heard” can be watched on YouTube online at: http://youtu.be/mLRrHSN0vTw

 About The Sunrise

The Sunrise We Have Not Heard

The Sunrise album We Have Not Heard

Acoustic and electric original band The Sunrise breaks the mold of cookie-cutter popular music with engaging, inspirational, and often convicting songs – meant for true music fans – while emphasizing the message of Jesus Christ.

The recent album release by The Sunrise, titled “We Have Not Heard,” features guitar legend Phil Keaggy and drummer Joe Vitale (Crosby Stills Nash Young, Joe Walsh).

CCM Magazine gives the album, “We Have Not Heard,” four stars and says that it, “exudes musical and spiritual authenticity that shouldn’t be ignored.” Uplifting Entertainment (UPTV.com) notes, “The Sunrise is certainly in a class of its own,” and calls the album, “a title we are truly excited about.”

More information about The Sunrise can be found online at http://www.thesunrisemusic.com

The press release for the music video debut can be viewed and downloaded here: The Sunrise_UPTV


Follow along with us as we go through The Bible each day. Here is the playlist from YouTube!


Are you washing your hair with products intended to draw you into the worship of false gods, and idolatrous practices?

The intertwining of Eastern Mysticism with Western Culture – Why Christians should be concerned about it, PART 2.

The following photograph was in a brochure, available at no cost, from a local shopping mall store selling skin and hair care products:

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Let’s define some of the terms that are employed in the photo:

VedasAbout.com says, “The Vedas are considered the earliest literary record of Indo-Aryan civilization, and the most sacred books of India. They are the original scriptures of Hindu teachings… “Veda” means wisdom, knowledge, or vision, and it manifests the language of the gods in human speech. The laws of the Vedas regulate the social, legal, domestic and religious customs of the Hindus to the present day.”

ChakraMindBodyGreen.com says, “The 7 Chakras are the energy centers in our body in which energy flows through.”

Kundalini – Kundaliniyoga.org says, “Kundalini is the energy of our soul. Kundalini is imagined as a coiled serpent lying asleep at the base of our spine.”

This picture from the website of the company who creates these products shows a touch on the third eye chakra:

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This is how a guru will transfer “energy” during a kundalini awakening. This is called shaktipat. “Shaktipat is the transfer of spiritual energy from the teacher to the student in order to awaken the kundalini.”

Here is another photo of a guru giving a shaktipat initiation to awaken the kundalini energy:

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Here is more information on a kundalini awakening from the Spiritual Research Center’s website:

“The Kundalini is the spiritual energy and it generally lies dormant, coiled at the base of the Sushumnanadi for an average person. Through spiritual practice it begins to rise from the base of the spine through the Sushumnanadi right till the top of the head. While it does so, the Kundalini awakens each of the chakras along the way.”

“Kundalini awakening happens through spiritual practice or spiritual transfer of energy.”

“Some people try to force awakening of the Kundalini by efforts through the Path of Deliberate Rigour. However, this can lead to deleterious effects. Some can even become insane from it.”

The Spiritual Research Center’s website also says, “Whatever the spiritual path, when there is spiritual growth the Kundalini rises.”

The Bible tells us the truth about our spiritual position, and about obtaining salvation through faith in Jesus Christ.

This is made known to us in John 3:16: “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”

This has nothing to do with any type of chakra energy, kundalini force or awakening.

John 14:6 restates the point, and makes it very clear, “Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.”

Any spiritual practice outside of what God says is good in The Bible is deception, and will result in spiritual confusion.

The information from the company also attempts to sell a product that is meant to enhance a meditative practice as is illustrated in the following picture:

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Jesus tells us in Matthew 6:7: “But when ye pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathen do: for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking.” This is the exact opposite of what this product is advocating.

These products are attempting to sell to us – and indoctrinate us – with the religious tenets of Hinduism, a spiritual practice that God warns Christians about in the Ten Commandments in Exodus 20:3: “Thou shalt have no other gods before me.”

Be vigilant, Christians!


A Tribute to Pastor Chuck Smith founder of Calvary Chapel

You may have heard about the recent passing of Pastor Chuck Smith founder of Calvary Chapel, and one of the most influential figures in modern American Christianity. We are saddened by this news, and are praying for his family.

The Sunrise song, The Jesus Movement, features a tribute to Chuck Smith. The video contains a reference to him, and footage of him as well.

The Jesus Movement song gives a history of the Jesus Movement and Jesus Music of the late 1960’s and 1970’s.

Watch the video here: http://youtu.be/fomILx62CtE


the sunrise psalm 24:1

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The intertwining of Eastern Mysticism with Western Culture – Why Christians should be concerned about it, PART 1

TantraAn art museum is currently showing a special exhibit on Tantra in Buddhist Art.

The brochure for the exhibit (pictured right) says, “Tantric works of art support the process of visualization that leads to removal of mental obstacles and allows the practitioner to witness – and move closer to achieving – the power and ecstasy of the enlightened state.”

What mental obstacles need to be removed from a Christian’s mind?

God would say none.

Galatians 5:19-21:
“Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies,”

“Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.”

Here is information on Tantra from Sanatan Society:
“The aim of Tantra Yoga is to expand awareness in all states of consciousness, whether waking state, dream state or sleep state. To accomplish this we need a kind of “deprogramming” and “reprogramming” of our human computer.”

This practice is designed to alter the human mind through meditation and yoga. This is something that a Christian person should have nothing to do with, for their own spiritual protection. God clearly condemns this type of “false worship.”

Please pray for those you know who are caught in this trap to be delivered from the snares of the enemy.


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