Michael W. Smith

The other side says My response

One of the most disturbing performers is Michael W. Smith. The "idol" of screaming young Christian girls, Inside Music, Jan/Feb 91, says, "His concerts draw hundreds of thousands of fans each year, mostly teenage girls who scream out their AFFECTION FOR HIM non-stop throughout. . . . To his fans, Smith is the absolute greatest there is, BAR NONE . . ." THE ABSOLUTE GREATEST THERE IS, BAR NONE Can any honest person who has remotely read the Bible possibly believe God the Holy Spirit is involved in Smith's idol-worshipping music? What a mockery of the Lord Jesus Christ, who "made himself of no reputation" (Philippians 2:7). Compare Smith to John the Baptist who said in John 3:30, "He must increase, but I MUST DECREASE". Or the Apostle Paul in 1 Cor. 4:13, ". . . we are made as the FILTH OF THE WORLD, and are the offscouring of all things unto this day."

OK - what exactly has Michael W. Smith done wrong? You have not said one thing that is his fault, that he has said, or he has done. This paragraph is totally irrelevant. I could make the same statement about the fanatical followers of just about any prominent preacher or evangelist. Anybody from Billy Graham to the pope to Jim Bakker. It is a shame that the followers of Michael W. Smith, or any of the others, are focusing on somebody besides Jesus. As their idol falls - they fall.

On the back of Smith's album The Big Picture, is Michael W. Smith BACKWARDS! A common satanic practice, taught by satanist Aliester Crowley (Crowley is very popular in the rock music world).

The training pants my 2 year old daughter wears have a front view of Minnie Mouse on the front and a rear view of Minnie on the back AND MINNIE IS MIRROR IMAGED! I guess the training pants MUST be satanic. That - or Minnie Mouse is satanic (didn't her husband, Mickey, portray the SOCERER's apprentice???!) Sorcerers practice BLACK magic - a satanic art! Does anybody begin to see how ridiculous this discussion is?

But something even more frightening appears on the album . . . The M in Michael and the T in Smith is part of the Runic (runic means secret) alphabet used in witchcraft and satanism! Only someone involved in the occult would know such an alphabet exists! In the book, Web of Darkness, former satanist Sean Sellers says, "Runes are the oldest form of occult knowledge and magic . . . their use sets a person against God." (Sean Sellers, Web of Darkness, p. 72)

Oh NO he does NOT use runes!!! I looked at a lot of runic references, and the best one I found is: Reading the Runes. On the left is the "notorious" reversed album cover. Keep in mind the "M" in Michael W. Smith is reversed. Although it bears a slight resemblance to the runic letter "Ehwaz" on the right, it clearly has one diagonal line between the vertical bars, not a little dip like in the runic letter. The "S" appears NOWHERE in the runic alphabet.

Every reference I checked alluded to the magic, mystical and mystery origins of runic alphabets, and the opposition of the early church to their use. But - the intention of the runic alphabet was to HIDE and make SECRET the meaning of the writing. Even with a cursory look at the Big Picture cover, it is easy to read the Michael W. Smith. This is NOT a runic alphabet, which would be illegible unless you knew the letters! This is a DECORATIVE FONT. I bet if I looked on one of those "5000 font" CD's, I could find it in the collection.

To be perfectly fair to the critics, I should point out that there are as many runic alphabets as there are mystery religions. I am sure they could dredge out some rune somewhere that matches the "M". But I have to point out - if the intention is to use a runic alphabet, why only two? It seems he would also do the "W", at least, if he had a "runic" intention.

Inside Music magazine, (Jan/Feb 91, p.23) interviewing Michael W. Smith, said, "There's also the influence of such groups as Alan Parsons in your music. It's especially noticeable on the first record, the Michael W. Smith Project (named after Alan Parsons's album, The Alan Parsons Project)." And Smith's reply, "DEFINITELY!" C'mon Smith! Alan Parsons is among the most occultic in rock! Alan Parsons has songs titled: "Lucifer", the blasphemous "Genesis Ch 1 v32" (there is no Genesis Chapter 1 verse 32!). Alan Parsons, album, Eye In The Sky on the cover (and back) is the Eye of Horus (also called the Eye of Lucifer). Not surprisingly, Smith also has an album titled, I2(EYE). Of course, the name of Jesus is nowhere to be found (did you really think it would be?)

Maybe somebody should tell this critic about The Jesus PROJECT. This enormously effective film ministry has brought untold multitudes to salvation in Christ. How unfortunate that they, too, name their effort after a satanic Alan Parsons album! When Michael W. Smith made this statement, he was obviously talking about stylistic similarities - because he does NOT sing satanic lyrics!

Actually, I am surprised that the critics did no pick up on the triangle (Eye of Horus?) on the back of Michael's I2(EYE) CD. They were too busy trying to make you think Michael W. Smith is actually Alan Parsons.

But - about the "Eye of Horus", it origins are in ancient Egypt, not satanism (the satanists stole it). If it disturbs you, you better throw away all of your dollar bills! The "Eye of Horus" appears on the back of the dollar in the "Great Seal" of the UNITED STATES!!!! It is in a triangle at the top of a PYRAMID - a common NEW AGE symbol of power! I have long been an advocate of changing our "great seal" to something more appropriate for a nation whose motto is "In God We Trust". The eye at the top of the pyramid is HORUS - and EGYPTIAN deity - NOT the watchful eye of almighty GOD. Or is it???? Skip to the end of this essay if you want to get into the subject of "The Eye of Horus"

  • Michael W. Smith's album, Change Your World, has 2819 words Jesus occurs ZERO!
  • Michael W. Smith's album, Iíll Lead You Home, has 2046 words : Jesus occurs ZERO!

Here's what a secular reporter in the Birmingham News wrote after watching a Michael W. Smith concert: "If you werenít familiar with Michael W. Smithís standing in the world of contemporary Christian music, you might attend one of his concerts and come out none the wiser." (The Birmingham News, Feb. 12, 1993 p. 5c)

After a two-hour performance, there is not even enough of God for the lost world to even know these "so-called CHRISTian stars" are Christians! What a pitiful excuse for a Christian! Shame on you Smith! These young people are looking at you for help and inspiration and you ol'backslidden-carnal-coward, you won't even mention the name of the ONLY HELP in this universe that can help them! Many of these young people are from broken homes, shattered lives, facing tremendous peer-pressure, begging for something REAL and you will not even mention the ONLY REAL HELP in the universe! Shame on you!

Counting words again? Why don't you take my Christian Hymn Test - one - more - time!

These Christian stars not only fellowship with "the unfruitful works of darkness" but guess who produced and played on Michael W. Smith's album "I'll Lead You Home" Patrick Leonard! In case you don't know who Patrick Leonard is, he's also the producer for the queen of slut Madonna! Maybe Smith and Madonna can do a duet of Smith's Love Crusade "...let's get on the love crusade..."

I am a bit uncomfortable with you calling Madonna a "slut". I might have agreed with you a few years ago, but she has been working hard to change her image lately - starring in a serious dramatic role as "Evita". I think we need to do everything we can to encourage the new, softer, less sexy image she is attempting to show. She is a new mother, and has made public statements about how that experience has matured her emotionally and been a very positive thing in her life. Would you tell her 16 month old child that "mommy is a slut"? Well, you put it on the web and that child may read it there someday. Really Christlike of you. Madonna is NOT a Christian and I do not endorse her or her music, but I think that she is heading in the right direction. Have you critics made any effort to contact her and witness to her lately?

As for your "duet" - you have just resorted to personal insult against Michael W. Smith - attacking his marital fidelity to his wife, Deb. Doesn't that make you feel Christlike?! There has never been even the slightest hint of marital problems between Michael and his wife.

The Eye of Horus???

from the "I'm glad you asked!" department --- is the EYE OF HORUS really satantic? I know this is a little off the subject, but the critics said the Eye of Horus was also called the Eye of Lucifer. Sorry - guys: I have been to Egypt and I know something about the subject. Maybe the Satanists have "adopted" the Eye of Horus, but before you automatically assume it IS Satanic, you better read the following!

Horus - the Egyptian God - Defined

The falcon-headed god, the son of the goddess Isis and the god Osiris. Seth caused the death of his brother Osiris, the first king of Egypt, and seized his throne. Isis retrieved her husband's body and hovered over it in the form of a sparrowhawk, fanning enough life back into him for her to conceive a son, Horus. She knew Seth would harm her child, so she fled the Nile delta and gave birth to Horus at Chemmis near Buto. With the assistance of other deities, such as the goddesses Hathor and Selqet, Isis raised Horus until he was old enough to challenge Seth and claim his royal inheritance.

The sun god invited Horus and Seth to put their cases before the Ennead. Seth declared that he should be king because only he was strong enough to defend the sun during its nightly voyage through the underworld. Some deities accepted this argument, but Isis persuaded them to change their minds.

Seth refused to proceed with Isis there, so he adjourned the tribunal to an island to which Isis was refused access. However, the goddess bribed Nemty, ferryman of the gods, to take her across. Then she tricked Seth into agreeing that it was wrong for a son to have his inheritance stolen. Seth complained about her trickery and the gods punished Nemty by cutting off his toes.

Further confrontations between Horus and Seth proved inconclusive. In the end the gods wrote to Osiris, who threatened to send demons to the realm of the gods if Horus was not made king of Egypt at once. The sun god found in favour of Horus.

Horus was seen as a sky god whose left eye was the moon and whose right eye was the sun. The Eye of Horus or Wedjat (whole one) Eye was frequently depicted in Egyptian art.

from http://www.osirisweb.com/egypt

OK, that's probably more than you wanted to know about Horus. The one important fact: he was the son of Osiris. So who was "Osiris"? Look at the quotes I have boldfaced:


Translated by E.A. Wallis Budge


"Homage to thee, Osiris, Lord of eternity, King of the Gods, whose names are manifold, whose forms are holy, thou being of hidden form in the temples, whose Ka is holy. Thou art the governor of Tattu (Busiris), and also the mighty one in Sekhem (Letopolis). Thou art the Lord to whom praises are ascribed in the nome of Ati, thou art the Prince of divine food in Anu. Thou art the Lord who is commemorated in Maati, the Hidden Soul, the Lord of Qerrt (Elephantine), the Ruler supreme in White Wall (Memphis). Thou art the Soul of Ra, his own body, and hast thy place of rest in Henensu (Herakleopolis). Thou art the beneficent one, and art praised in Nart. Thou makest thy soul to be raised up. Thou art the Lord of the Great House in Khemenu (Hermopolis). Thou art the mighty one of victories in Shas-hetep, the Lord of eternity, the Governor of Abydos. The path of his throne is in Ta-tcheser (a part of Abydos). Thy name is established in the mouths of men. Thou art the substance of Two Lands (Egypt). Thou art Tem, the feeder of Kau (Doubles), the Governor of the Companies of the gods. Thou art the beneficent Spirit among the spirits. The god of the Celestial Ocean (Nu) draweth from thee his waters. Thou sendest forth the north wind at eventide, and breath from thy nostrils to the satisfaction of thy heart. Thy heart reneweth its youth, thou producest the.... The stars in the celestial heights are obedient unto thee, and the great doors of the sky open themselves before thee. Thou art he to whom praises are ascribed in the southern heaven, and thanks are given for thee in the northern heaven. The imperishable stars are under thy supervision, and the stars which never set are thy thrones. Offerings appear before thee at the decree of Keb. The Companies of the Gods praise thee, and the gods of the Tuat (Other World) smell the earth in paying homage to thee. The uttermost parts of the earth bow before thee, and the limits of the skies entreat thee with supplications when they see thee. The holy ones are overcome before thee, and all Egypt offereth thanksgiving unto thee when it meeteth Thy Majesty. Thou art a shining Spirit-Body, the governor of Spirit-Bodies; permanent is thy rank, established is thy rule. Thou art the well-doing Sekhem (Power) of the Company of the Gods, gracious is thy face, and beloved by him that seeth it. Thy fear is set in all the lands by reason of thy perfect love, and they cry out to thy name making it the first of names, and all people make offerings to thee. Thou art the lord who art commemorated in heaven and upon earth. Many are the cries which are made to thee at the Uak festival, and with one heart and voice Egypt raiseth cries of joy to thee.

"Thou art the Great Chief, the first among thy brethren, the Prince of the Company of the Gods, the establisher of Right and Truth throughout the World, the Son who was set on the great throne of his father Keb. Thou art the beloved of thy mother Nut, the mighty one of valour, who overthrew the Sebau-fiend. Thou didst stand up and smite thine enemy, and set thy fear in thine adversary. Thou dost bring the boundaries of the mountains. Thy heart is fixed, thy legs are set firm. Thou art the heir of Keb and of the sovereignty of the Two Lands (Egypt). He (Keb) hath seen his splendours, he hath decreed for him the guidance of the world by thy hand as long as times endure. Thou hast made this earth with thy hand, and the waters, and the winds, and the vegetation, and all the cattle, and all the feathered fowl, and all the fish, and all the creeping things, and all the wild animals therof. The desert is the lawful possession of the son of Nut. The Two Lands (Egypt) are content to crown thee upon the throne of thy father, like Ra.

"Thou rollest up into the horizon, thou hast set light over the darkness, thou sendest forth air from thy plumes, and thou floodest the Two Lands like the Disk at daybreak. Thy crown penetrateth the height of heaven, thou art the companion of the stars, and the guide of every god. Thou art beneficent in decree and speech, the favoured one of the Great Company of the Gods, and the beloved of the Little Company of the Gods.

Do those boldfaced sections sound familiar? They ought to! Some of them are almost identical to passages in the Bible describing our Almighty God! No - I am not saying that Osiris is the same thing as Almighty God. But I am saying that God is always reaching out to man, and the ancient Egyptian priests, some of whom were sincerely seeking spiritual fulfillment, might have distantly heard the voice of God reaching out to them. So - if Osiris has many characteristics in common with Almighty God, who would that make his son???! The Eye of Horus may not be as evil as the Satanists think, because you can make a strong argument that Horus was an attempt by the Egyptian priests to explain "the son" in a trinity that they could not comprehend yet!

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