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Jesus Christ Superstar is against our faith

Jesus Christ Superstar is against our faith

Jesus Christ Superstar agaisnt christianity

Reasons Jesus Christ Superstar is against our faith

II. THE WRONG KIND OF MEN WROTE IT!
Lyrics and music for “Jesus Christ Superstar” was written by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice. They do not believe that Jesus Christ was God.
“It happens that we DON’T SEE CHRIST AS GOD but simply the right man at the right time at the right place.” So said Tim Rice as quoted in Time, November 9, 1970, page 47.
Webber said, “Christianity is a subject that fascinates everyone, even if they don’t believe Christ was God.”
Life Magazine, May 28, 1971 quotes Tim Rice who wrote the words for “Superstar” as saying, “We are basically trying to tell the story of Christ as a man. I think he Increases in stature by looking at him as a man.”
In a recorded interview Tim Rice was asked about whether the lyrics were negative about religion. He said, “No–in a way, it’s neither positive nor negative, it’s just asking questions . . . The fact that an awful lot happened in Christ’s life that could easily be legend, I don’t think diminishes the importance of the legend. But I think, as the years roll on, in the 20th and 21st centuries, I think less and less people are going to thank of Christ as a god, and I think more people are going to see him as a generally good thing. I don’t see him as a god at all, and the opera doesn’t categorically say he wasn’t, but I think it leaves the question very open.”
Tim Rice said, “I regard Christ as a man, placing him on a human level.” Quoted from Seventeen magazine, March 1971. Webber is quoted in Rolling Stone, December 2, 1970 as saying, “I personally don’t think that Jesus is God.”
Such songwriters are incapable of writing anything that would glorify the Lord. They are unsaved and ignorant of God’s Word. Every Christian should shun their anti-Christian work.

III. THE WRONG KIND OF MOTIVE ! !
The writers of “Jesus Christ Superstar” present Jesus Christ as seen through the eyes of Judas. In a recorded interview they said, ” . . . the idea of the whole opera Is to have Christ seen through the eyes of Judas, and Christ as a man, not as a God. And the fact that Christ himself is just as mixed up and unaware of exactly what he is, as Judas is.”
The writers seem to have a very high regard for Judas, the one who betrayed our Lord. Rice said, “In the Gospels, Judas is a cardboard figure. Every time he is mentioned there is a snide remark. I believe that Judas was the most intelligent of the Apostles and that is why he got into such a dilemma.” Quoted from Life Magazine, May 28, 1971.

More quotes

” The Christ Legend has always intrigued us, and we wanted to paint the legend in a different light” Rice 1985

” Do not think that this play was made for religous reasons, We didn’t intend to support christianity we intended to ask questions, like why would God put the most important person of history into such a small country, and why couldn’t Jesus save him self from being crucifiedand other questions which Christianity has continued to avoid.” Rice 1985

both from “Jesus Christ Superstar.. a rock opera”

WHAT KIND OF A MAN WAS JUDAS?
1.

He was a thief. John 12:6
2. He was a devil. Jesus said, ” . . . One of you is a devil? He spake of Judas Iscariot . . .”
John 6:70, 71.
3. Satan entered Judas.
Luke 22:3
4. He betrayed Christ for 30 pieces of silver.
5. He was an anti-christ and may well be the coming Anti-Christ!
6. Jesus called him “the son of perdition.”
John 17:12.

It is through the eyes of this man that Jesus is to be seen in “Superstar.” He might as well be seen through the eyes of the devil himself.

IV. THE WRONG KIND OF MESSAGE!
Jesus Christ is pictured as a confused, embittered mixed up person. Unsure of who he was and what he was to do. In the opera Jesus seems to be bitter against God. We hesitate to print some of the blasphemous words of this rock opera, but feel that we must if it is to be exposed.

In the first song, Judas says:

“My mind is clearer now–at last all to well I can see where we all soon will be
If you strip away the myth from the man you will see where we all soon will be
Jesus! You’ve started to believe the things they say of you . . . You have set them all on fire
They think they’ve found the new Messiah
And they’ll hurt you when they find they’re wrong.”

God is accused of being responsible for sin, as Judas says:

“My God I am sick I’ve been used
And you knew all the time
God! I’ll never know why you chose me as your crime
For your foul bloody crime
You have murdered me
You have murdered me.”

Jesus is bitter against God as He says:

“Show me there’s a reason for you wanting me to die
You’re far too keen on where and how and not so hot on why
After all I’ve tried for three years, seems like ninety
Why then am I scared to finish what I started?
What you started – I didn’t start it
God thy will is hard . . . But you hold every card
I will drink your cup of poison
Nail me to the cross and break me
Bleed me, beat me, kill me, take me now
Before I change my mind.”

One of the most blasphemous parts of “Superstar” is the part where Jesus is pictured as a lover of Mary Magdalene, who is portrayed in the opera as a prostitute.
Webber is quoted in Life Magazine as saying, “He (Jesus) must have been an incredibly powerful man. He had great power over women, so he was either very attractive or very magnetic.”

Of this affair, Judas says in the opera:

“It seems to me a strange thing, mystifying
That a man like you can waste his time on women of her kind
Yes, I can understand that she amuses
But to let her stroke you, kiss your hair, is hardly in your line.”

In the opera, Mary Magdalene says:
“I don’t know how to love him
What to do, how to move him
I’ve been changed, yes, really changed
In these past few days; when I’ve seen myself
I seem like someone else
I don’t know how to take this
I don’t see why he moves me
He’s a man, he’s just a man
And I’ve had so many men before
In very many ways He’s just one more.”
Any Bible believer should be shocked by the above verse, supposedly uttered by Mary Magdalene. Dear reader please think upon these words quoted by Mary Magdalene, “He’s a man, he’s just a man, And I’ve had so many men before, In very many ways, He’s just one more.” Do you not see the awful way they are dragging the character of our Savior in the gutter?

Judas further says:

“It’s not that I object to her profession
But she doesn’t fit in well with what you teach and say
It doesn’t help us if you’re inconsistent
They only need a small excuse to put us an away.”

Do you not see what is implied in “her profession?” In the above verse Jesus is accused of teaching one thing and practicing another.

NO RISEN SAVIOUR IN “SUPERSTAR”
This Rock Opera ends with these words: “It is finished. Father into your hands I commend my spirit.” Then there is silence. Our Saviour remains dead on the cross and there is no resurrection. WHAT BLASPHEMY ! ! !

__________________
” If you have nothing to die for, what can you live for”

-Martin Luther King

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Reasons Jesus Christ Superstar is against our faith

II. THE WRONG KIND OF MEN WROTE IT!
Lyrics and music for “Jesus Christ Superstar” was written by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice. They do not believe that Jesus Christ was God.
“It happens that we DON’T SEE CHRIST AS GOD but simply the right man at the right time at the right place.” So said Tim Rice as quoted in Time, November 9, 1970, page 47.
Webber said, “Christianity is a subject that fascinates everyone, even if they don’t believe Christ was God.”
Life Magazine, May 28, 1971 quotes Tim Rice who wrote the words for “Superstar” as saying, “We are basically trying to tell the story of Christ as a man. I think he Increases in stature by looking at him as a man.”
In a recorded interview Tim Rice was asked about whether the lyrics were negative about religion. He said, “No–in a way, it’s neither positive nor negative, it’s just asking questions . . . The fact that an awful lot happened in Christ’s life that could easily be legend, I don’t think diminishes the importance of the legend. But I think, as the years roll on, in the 20th and 21st centuries, I think less and less people are going to thank of Christ as a god, and I think more people are going to see him as a generally good thing. I don’t see him as a god at all, and the opera doesn’t categorically say he wasn’t, but I think it leaves the question very open.”
Tim Rice said, “I regard Christ as a man, placing him on a human level.” Quoted from Seventeen magazine, March 1971. Webber is quoted in Rolling Stone, December 2, 1970 as saying, “I personally don’t think that Jesus is God.”
Such songwriters are incapable of writing anything that would glorify the Lord. They are unsaved and ignorant of God’s Word. Every Christian should shun their anti-Christian work.

III. THE WRONG KIND OF MOTIVE ! !
The writers of “Jesus Christ Superstar” present Jesus Christ as seen through the eyes of Judas. In a recorded interview they said, “ . . . the idea of the whole opera Is to have Christ seen through the eyes of Judas, and Christ as a man, not as a God. And the fact that Christ himself is just as mixed up and unaware of exactly what he is, as Judas is.”
The writers seem to have a very high regard for Judas, the one who betrayed our Lord. Rice said, “In the Gospels, Judas is a cardboard figure. Every time he is mentioned there is a snide remark. I believe that Judas was the most intelligent of the Apostles and that is why he got into such a dilemma.” Quoted from Life Magazine, May 28, 1971.

More quotes

” The Christ Legend has always intrigued us, and we wanted to paint the legend in a different light” Rice 1985

” Do not think that this play was made for religous reasons, We didn’t intend to support christianity we intended to ask questions, like why would God put the most important person of history into such a small country, and why couldn’t Jesus save him self from being crucifiedand other questions which Christianity has continued to avoid.” Rice 1985

both from “Jesus Christ Superstar.. a rock opera”

WHAT KIND OF A MAN WAS JUDAS?
1. He was a thief. John 12:6
2. He was a devil. Jesus said, ” . . . One of you is a devil? He spake of Judas Iscariot . . .”
John 6:70, 71.
3. Satan entered Judas. Luke 22:3
4. He betrayed Christ for 30 pieces of silver.
5. He was an anti-christ and may well be the coming Anti-Christ!
6. Jesus called him “the son of perdition.” John 17:12.

It is through the eyes of this man that Jesus is to be seen in “Superstar.” He might as well be seen through the eyes of the devil himself.

IV. THE WRONG KIND OF MESSAGE!
Jesus Christ is pictured as a confused, embittered mixed up person. Unsure of who he was and what he was to do. In the opera Jesus seems to be bitter against God. We hesitate to print some of the blasphemous words of this rock opera, but feel that we must if it is to be exposed.

In the first song, Judas says:
“My mind is clearer now–at last all to well I can see where we all soon will be
If you strip away the myth from the man you will see where we all soon will be
Jesus! You’ve started to believe the things they say of you . . . You have set them all on fire
They think they’ve found the new Messiah
And they’ll hurt you when they find they’re wrong.”

God is accused of being responsible for sin, as Judas says:
“My God I am sick I’ve been used
And you knew all the time
God! I’ll never know why you chose me as your crime
For your foul bloody crime
You have murdered me
You have murdered me.”

Jesus is bitter against God as He says:
“Show me there’s a reason for you wanting me to die
You’re far too keen on where and how and not so hot on why
After all I’ve tried for three years, seems like ninety
Why then am I scared to finish what I started?
What you started – I didn’t start it
God thy will is hard . . . But you hold every card
I will drink your cup of poison
Nail me to the cross and break me
Bleed me, beat me, kill me, take me now
Before I change my mind.”

One of the most blasphemous parts of “Superstar” is the part where Jesus is pictured as a lover of Mary Magdalene, who is portrayed in the opera as a prostitute.
Webber is quoted in Life Magazine as saying, “He (Jesus) must have been an incredibly powerful man. He had great power over women, so he was either very attractive or very magnetic.”

Of this affair, Judas says in the opera:
“It seems to me a strange thing, mystifying
That a man like you can waste his time on women of her kind
Yes, I can understand that she amuses
But to let her stroke you, kiss your hair, is hardly in your line.”

In the opera, Mary Magdalene says:
“I don’t know how to love him
What to do, how to move him
I’ve been changed, yes, really changed
In these past few days; when I’ve seen myself
I seem like someone else
I don’t know how to take this
I don’t see why he moves me
He’s a man, he’s just a man
And I’ve had so many men before
In very many ways He’s just one more.”
Any Bible believer should be shocked by the above verse, supposedly uttered by Mary Magdalene. Dear reader please think upon these words quoted by Mary Magdalene, “He’s a man, he’s just a man, And I’ve had so many men before, In very many ways, He’s just one more.” Do you not see the awful way they are dragging the character of our Savior in the gutter?

Judas further says:
“It’s not that I object to her profession
But she doesn’t fit in well with what you teach and say
It doesn’t help us if you’re inconsistent
They only need a small excuse to put us an away.”

Do you not see what is implied in “her profession?” In the above verse Jesus is accused of teaching one thing and practicing another.

NO RISEN SAVIOUR IN “SUPERSTAR”
This Rock Opera ends with these words: “It is finished. Father into your hands I commend my spirit.” Then there is silence. Our Saviour remains dead on the cross and there is no resurrection. WHAT BLASPHEMY ! ! !

__________________
” If you have nothing to die for, what can you live for”

-Martin Luther King

 
 
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