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3 reasons why Satan uses popular music to influence people; Podcast episode 28

Lately we have heard a lot of rumors about popular music artists Jay-Z Beyonce and Rihanna being involved in Satanic worship. Especially with the new rihanna album and the fame lady gaga album. Play the episode below to hear today’s episode on this topic.

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According to Google there has been quite a stir in search listings for terms like:

  • Beyonce Satan
  • Jay-Z cult
  • Rihanna Occult
  • Beyonce satanic
  • Jay z in a cult

Because of the recent interest on this topic and the massive amount of Christians looking for answers; I have been motivated to provide some insight on the subject.As a Christian college ministry and student ministry I have personally seen how much music influences our day to day lives. Well of course I can’t confirm whether or not any of these artists are involved in the occult but I do know that Satan has used popular figures to influence people for generations. Heavy metal and satanism have worked together for a while. But what about satanism in other genres? These days, satanism has reared it’s head in almost every form of music.  Today I’d like to share the top 3 reasons why satan uses Music to influence people.

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A discussion of popular artists, Jay-Z Rihanna and Beyonce’s occult images.

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  • J.P March 16, 2010, 11:22 am

    Michael, i really took the time to read your excerpt on the influence of Music on the listener and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I have purchased it and have also passed it on and will be recommending this and your book for the youth ministry at my church. The Young (and Old) need your voice. Be Strong in the Lord and the Power of His Might.

  • crazy empress August 31, 2010, 11:54 am

    i am wondering if daughtry and other now a days rock music are satanic because i really love daughtry

  • Mike August 31, 2010, 12:06 pm

    Thanks for the comment. I don’t know much about Daughtry.

  • Matt June 29, 2011, 9:50 am

    My question is who cares if the music you listen to is “in league with satan” ? I listen to King Diamond like everyday and i’m not a horrible person. Music is music is music. You listen, enjoy and move on. There’s no proof of the existence of God, Satan, or Heaven other than a book written by humans 2,000 years ago. Why are human beings at this point in time still believing in this? Also what if God is the great conspirator and not satan. What if God is truly an evil being? Look at the evil deeds man has done in the name of god in comparison to people committing acts in the name of Satan. Any religious fanatic regardless of religion usually does harmful things. Most atheists or agnostics are the more rational and balanced people. Instead of taking the bible so literally why don’t you just treat people nicely, don’t steal (unless it’s a corporation), and live your life how you want to. That’s all. I’d appreciate a reply publicly.

  • Mike June 29, 2011, 11:10 am


    Always remember to never judge a religion by it’s abusers. Christianity has done a lot of good in this world. Do some research on some of the global organizations out there like Samaritans purse or world vision. Remember, Christianity is more than what you see on television.


  • Danny July 16, 2011, 4:17 pm

    Hey it seems like you dont believe in God,Let me ask you, have you ever thought about asking yourself these questions. Where did you come from?What happened in the begining?why you are here?and where are you going?Why wrong? why right? Who taught you how to suck when you had your first suck on your mum’s breast? Who taught the animals how to mate? how to live in organised family?the list is endless..At the end you wil see that there is someone who had a good purpose when he created what he created.and when he made man with lots of guts than any other creature,he thought it wise to give him a book that make sense of all these things we don’t understand.The bible read it, it will tell you what is the good music to listen to and why, just like how he made it kown to you that listening to music is good thing. Instead of wat if, know him and you wil have no doubts in your life. thanks Danny

  • Owen August 2, 2011, 2:07 am

    Hi Mike
    I listen to extreme heavy metal music, including death and black metal with themes of satansim, ritual, murder, rape, torment, demonic possession all laced with heavy anti-christian themes. I have read the satanic bible written by Anton LaVey and try and live my life by his philosophies – it isnt about worshipping demons and evil spirits, its not about sacrificing goats and virgins and conjuring incarnations of evil. It is about living life and sharing experiences, it is about liberating your soul from the constraints of ancient regulations that serve zero purpose in our livess. It is about living your life for yourself and enjoying every passing moment and maximising opportunity without the confines of an ancient and wrathful god that still, so many belive in, because of people like you. Satan does not exist; but is a metaphor for all that is anti-christian, it serves me and many like me well. Does this make me a threat to you and your beliefs? because I spread the word of heavy metal and satanism and have realigned many people’s perceptions – people who society may regard as upstanding citizens. I understand what you are doing and think it is of great value to many many people, but I wonder how open you are to people like myself, who also live decent, clean lives who uphold values similar to yours, but simply have differing beliefs? I am covered in tattoos, wear often offensive band clothing, shave my head, pierce my body and generally people cross the road when they see me, but I have never ever hurt another living being and strive everyday to enrich and be a part of good in peoples lives – whether it be making lunch for my wife before i leave for work, or smiling at a child on the train – values you and your christian bretheran im sure aim to achieve also. So i guess what im driving at, is why cant you let people make their own moral choices regardless of beliefs, creed or religion? I think people like you are more dangerous than people like me because you are sheltering; no, cowering from the truth. clinging to something ancient and irreelevent because you are afraid of the alternative. Is this because you dont understand people like me? Ironically, i believe that using archaic ‘rules’ to manipulate people into fearing ‘god’ in order to live good lives is morally wrong because it seems you offer no choices – you are bigotedlycontrolling people through fear and offering no alternative. I renounce any biblical god figure and bleieve you are doing more harm than good. Just to finish, I also want you to know something about me personally so you can attempt to digest what I have written instead of passing it off as a frustrated nut – I am a PhD scholar with several publications in prominent scientific journals. I work and present my work all over the world and everyone knows about my beliefs and passion for all things heavy-metal and alternative culture – but I am a good person, and truly believe my path causes less destruction than those you send impressionable, naiive people down. Each to their own I suppose, but think before you speak, research before you write and be aware of other sub- cultures and beliefs before you start ‘educating’ people against ‘evil’ when clearly you yourself, seem as lost as those you preach too. I hope find this intriguing Mike and I mean no ill will to you or yours, just felt compelled to offer a polar to your opinion and I sincerely hope you believe me when I say that there are millions of us like me who share this belief. Praise and Hail Satan

  • Mike August 2, 2011, 9:37 am

    Hey Owen,

    Thanks for commenting on the page, and thanks for your tone. I do believe you are a good person and I have no problem with your tattoos, piercings, or style of dress.

    I am open to discussing different views however I am not open to embracing themes such as murder, rape etc… I am against them in any medium not just music.

    Every single day I deal with teenagers that are bound by dark addictions such as cutting and self mutilation. I have seen the pain that rape victims and families of murder victims have been forced to live with because of others actions. I haven’t dealt with these things from a textbook or as a philosophical notion but as a harsh and sobering reality. In light of this I respectfully disagree that Christianity is useless. I personally get messages from people that decided not to blow their wife and childrens brains out and kill themselves because of the hope they found in Christ. This is hardly useless.

    I hope that you will honestly consider the reality of the effects that removing Christ from this world would cause. Consider the little child you smiled at on the train, or your wife that you have made lunch for the next time you encourage someone in your town to abandon their faith and embrace things with themes such as rape and murder.


  • Fabian November 4, 2012, 6:43 am

    Hello, i was wonderibg if all type if rock is satanic. Like i refer to alternative rock and post hardcore. I listen to bands like alesana, blessthefall, falling in reverse, escape the fate, asking alexandria, all time low, anti flag, attack attack, brand new, bring me the horizon, bullet for my valentine, close your eyes, a day to remember, the devil wears prada, emery, green day, linkin park, my chemical romance, of mice and men, panic! at the disco, papa roach, pierce the veil, silverstein, a skylit drive, sleeping with sirens, underoath, we came as romans, yellowcard.
    Can you give me a list of which are satanic and which are not. I really like rock music but i dont listen to black metal and I am a christhian too

  • Mike November 4, 2012, 9:16 am


    I can’t give you a list of what groups are or are not Satanic. The only advice I can give you is to listen to the lyrics and message of the songs and if they do not line up with the word of God then you should stay away. Many blessings to you brother.

  • Fabian November 4, 2012, 2:17 pm

    Hey mike thanks fir the advice thats what i was thinking all the time abd the lyrics are just talking about relationships and stuff like that it sort of emo what advice can u give me is it ok

  • Mike November 10, 2012, 11:38 am

    Some songs are about good things but are very suggestive about some not so good reactions to things such as depression etc… Stay prayerful about it and please shoot me an email through the contact page. I look forward to hearing from you.