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    is skillet really a christian band?

     

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on July 8, 2011 - 8:12pm

is skillet really a christian band?

 

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Tr3v0r's picture

Yup.

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Well there a mainstream Christian rock band, so they don't always have Christian meanings in there songs.

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They sure are! There are almost always christian/biblical themes in their music, it's just not extremely obvious if you're not looking for it. Skillet strives to put out good, clean rock music first and foremost. They are much more upfront about their faith at live shows.

E-Man's picture

Yes, they are one of the best christian bands!

stormbringer's picture

They are the best Christian Band

Even through the darkest day this fire burns always.

PanheadgirlLaura's picture

Yes they r a christian band!!!!!! they r the best rock christian band out there!!!!

DJZero's picture

Yes!!! And I think Nick did a pretty good job explaining why some fans might not even know this. It's kinda hard to believe there are some people that accuse them of not being religious enough if you've seen them live.

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The thing about Skillet is that they write music that appeals to both the Christian and secular crowds. Their songs have very meaningful lyrics without being exclusively Jesus based. Flyleaf is another good example.

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skillet is a christian band and one of the best but they are classified as mainstream Christian rock band so the christian themes are sometimes hidden and at times have more meaning than some of their older music.

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Yep :) Look at the band members' profiles! and if you have the CD's, then look at the end of the lyrics sheet and it says: "John and Korey would like to thank..." and "Jen would like to thank..." and "Ben would like to thank..." It's always God first. Plus, they mention Living Light Church a lot... But, yes, Skillet is Christian. Isn't it awesome? They are a light in the world of darkness. Keep rocking, Skillet!

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Well there a mainstream Christian rock band, so they don't always have Christian meanings in there songs.

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They sure are! There are almost always christian/biblical themes in their music, it's just not extremely obvious if you're not looking for it. Skillet strives to put out good, clean rock music first and foremost. They are much more upfront about their faith at live shows.

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Yes, they are one of the best christian bands!

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They are the best Christian Band

Even through the darkest day this fire burns always.

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Yes they r a christian band!!!!!! they r the best rock christian band out there!!!!

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Yes!!! And I think Nick did a pretty good job explaining why some fans might not even know this. It's kinda hard to believe there are some people that accuse them of not being religious enough if you've seen them live.

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The thing about Skillet is that they write music that appeals to both the Christian and secular crowds. Their songs have very meaningful lyrics without being exclusively Jesus based. Flyleaf is another good example.

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skillet is a christian band and one of the best but they are classified as mainstream Christian rock band so the christian themes are sometimes hidden and at times have more meaning than some of their older music.

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Yep :) Look at the band members' profiles! and if you have the CD's, then look at the end of the lyrics sheet and it says: "John and Korey would like to thank..." and "Jen would like to thank..." and "Ben would like to thank..." It's always God first. Plus, they mention Living Light Church a lot... But, yes, Skillet is Christian. Isn't it awesome? They are a light in the world of darkness. Keep rocking, Skillet!

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Yes

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Nickthepanhead: One thing bothers me about your views- in your first response to my points about skillet and their lyrics, you have a view of music not being bad or good and then in a separate discussion about secular bands and skillet you show the opposite view from your first viewpoint then you go back to your first comments about music not mattering? How can I trust what you say if you go back and forth like that? Next topic: you compare basketball to music? You can't compare the two. You say music doesn't matter and it doesn't matter about the lyrics and what you listen to? Studies show that music has a positive and negative effect on your body and mind. what you listen to affects you and influences you. Google it. Example, if a song talks about sex, it prompts teen sex, if it talks about drinking, it promts alcoholic behaviors, if it talks about drugs, it promts early drug use. Words and messages have an affect on you. There are MANY sites that prove this fact. I've notices that many people using this website are under 18 and music majorly influences young people's (like you) lives. Also the Bible teaches in many verses all over the bible that we should not using profanity. If it teaches against bad language, do you think that God would want you listening to it? Would Jesus be listening to it? It does affect people who listen to that kind of music like the secular bands on stage with Skillet. This is not saying anything about skillet - that is a totally different subject.

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Now about Skillet's lyrics: this is a totally different subject. If one claims to be a "CHRISTIAN" band, the songs should show this. If a band previously has great biblical messages in their lyrics, but changes more and more so you have to LOOK for the biblical message, it is a bad sign and isn't good. If it shows a progression away from them being christian, it is normail and good to worry and test things out with what God's word says. If one claims to be a christian, they should live like a Christian. If a band claims to be christian and some of their recent songs lack gospel messages, it makes you wonder. I've noticed that most of you people are young and under 18, you may think I am nuts and you are right, but you haven't lived as long as I have and seen the progression in their music that I have.

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Wow. I'm not sure anyone actually read what I said. Lot's of misinformation. Lol. The music itself is not inherently right or wrong, but the lyrics and attitude can make it one or the other. Cuss words from other bands in their music makes it wrong. Uplifting words and God-honoring attitudes from Skillet makes their music right. The measure of the "Christian-ness" of a song is not how many times you say God or Jesus. I've heard songs that use the names God and Jesus that are definitely NOT Christian songs. But I don't feel like repeating myself anymore. Let me just end with this. If someone doesn't think Skillet is "Christian enough", then don't listen to them. If it's a stumbling block for your faith, then just stay away from Skillet. But for those of you who are strong enough in your faith to appreciate the (sometimes vague but always present) Christian themes in Skillet's music...rock on!

This interview with John Cooper gives a really good explanation of his intentions with the band from the beginning. Essentially, it was always the goal of Skillet to be an influence in the mainstream market rather than only playing for the Christian market:

http://jammagazineblog2010.wordpress.com/2011/07/04/skillet-cooking-up-rock-and-roll-dishes-seasoned-with-faith-a-jam-magazine-exclusive-interview-with-founder-musician-and-vocalist-john-cooper/

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@ Minpin- not that I am trying to debate with your comment below, but I would most definately hang out with secular people. Even if they cuss or do things they'll later regret, how do you think there are going to be MORE Christians in the world? Let's face the facts, who's to save when you're just hanging out with Christians. Nobody. Secular? If you try, a lot. I think I would feel like I'm witnessing God by doing that. Just saying. -Tr3v0r

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And Skillet has a song about drugs: Better than Drugs. But does it make people want to try drugs? And you do have every right to think that way. I do see your point. But why don't you ask Skillet? If they are doing what God calls them to do, let them do it. As I said God works in mysterious ways. And my friend (one my age this time) is turning to Christianity but it is a process, not an overnight miracle (although that DOES happen). And why is she turning Christian? "Influences" and God and some believers who try to turn her to Christ. And if the influences are so great, then why do people turn into Christians, if there are all these bad influences influencing them NOT to go to Christ?

If you insist that Skillet shouldn't do things, and I can't change your mind and you can't change mine, then why are we having this conversation at all? Go get a VIP ticket or something for a Skillet Q&A and ask THEM. I am not Skillet (I am not saying that you said that I am). I am a regular girl trying to enjoy Skillet's music. Skillet is great.Music is great. So's God. We all have different views on everything. Sometimes we disagree. Sometimes we agree. We have every right to have opinions. So can we stop putting up long posts for a topic we will never agree on? Let God work and Skillet do their best. You rock, Skillet. Keep it up.

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*sigh* Minpin: even if you HAVE been around a lot longer than me (you are 26, am I correct?) I have friends with the same views as myself. and yes, they are older than you. Why do older people automatically think that they know better? Some adults have never been through some things that I will not mention. And Skillet has to appeal to the secular world too. And please, Minpin, don't say things like "I have been around a lot longer than you" or "young people" or things like that. the Bible says not to be looked down upon because we are young. And you yourself are a young adult. I mean, I have friends a lot older than me and we have the same opinions. And I spend a lot of time with them. And if you are correct, they "influence" me. And I never said that God will do all the work. He let us have free wills because He loves us. I don't watch a lot of TV just some movies and they don't influence me. I mean, take Transformers as an example. I watch it a lot and I don't want to own a robot car or anything. So if we aren't going to let others believe, then we shouldn't hang out with them a lot? Hmm... Then according to you we should make Christian friends and Christian friends only if we aren't going to teach others? But have you ever thought it the other way around? WE can influence THEM. If we are kind and help others and stuff like that, then won't they wonder why we do things? And they could be influenced by US. Yes, people can only do so much, but GOD?? And studies do show that music influences us without noticing it. But can it do GOOD? Like they listen to Skillet, not aware that they are Christian and they are INFLUENCED by Skillet's music for the good. not the bad.

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MINPIN your right that music affects your attitude and life. It doesn't matter how old you are, what you listen to affects you.

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I sure hope this doesn't lead to a fight we all have our own views, beliefs and opinions and I respect all of yours I just hope you guys are doing the same

Even through the darkest day this fire burns always.

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I wanted to tell everyone that I didn't mean to let this debate/discussion thing get so out of hand and so long. I believe what I believe and you believe what you believe and that is that. Let's just put this all behind us, ok? I am sorry if I offended anyone, I seriously didn't mean to. Hope this clears up things. :)

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