Why do a lot of Christian Death Metal fans protect their Christian Death Metal Artists? For example I am doing a study on this particular topic and right off the bat, the category alone baffles me. Christ is the light of the World and he teaches us to spread that light to others in need. He did not teach us to minister to others with rage and hate. There is an artist named Brooke from Impending Doom/Man ov God and most of his lyrics/songs speak of anger, hate, fighting. When I questioned his motives, he comes back with words filled with mockery. Here is another thing, "Impending Doom's"singer Brooke Reeves created this symbol called "rependagram". I was told by his fans that it is a harmless symbol that representsthe nine fruits of the Holy Spirit, stated in Galatians 5:22-23 as being: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.
It does not matter what is means, it is idolatry PERIOD.
The Bible does have a name for the use of such symbols like "repentegram": It's called idolatry. Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth: -Exodus 20:4 But that we write unto them, that they abstain from pollutions of idols, and from fornication, and from things strangled, and from blood. -Acts 15:20Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers... what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? -2 Corinthians 6:14-16 To create an image and then put it in secret places that only people who know (relate-"underground culture") its meaning can understand; that's called A CULT, and it directly contradicts Scripture. Cursed be the man that maketh any graven or molten image, an abomination unto the LORD, the work of the hands of the craftsman, and putteth it in a secret place. And all the people shall answer and say, Amen. -Deuteronomy 27:15
So what do you all think of this Christian Death Metal???? If you would like to minister to those fans, you can find them on you tube.