Convicted Heavy Metal ‘Christian’ Singer Admits Being Atheist, Duped Fans to Sell Music

LambesisA so-called Christian heavy metal band whose frontman was convicted of attempting to hire a hitman to murder his estranged wife has admitted that it duped fans into believing that they were Christian in order to sell their music.

“Truthfully, I was an atheist,” Tim Lambesis, the lead singer and founder of As I Lay Dying told the Alternative Press in a recent interview. “I actually wasn’t the first guy in As I Lay Dying to stop being a Christian. In fact, I think I was the third. The two who remained kind of stopped talking about it, and then I’m pretty sure they dropped it, too.”

The publication noted that his wife, Meggan, had likewise divulged in divorce papers that Lambesis had become an atheist. Lambesis, in admitting his atheism, outlined that he turned away from Christianity as he majored in religious studies while attending college through a long distance program.

“In the process of trying to defend my faith, I started thinking the other point of view was the stronger one,” he said.

And one sin led to another, turning his renunciation of Christ into justification for his actions.

“The first time I cheated on my wife, my interpretation of morality was now convenient for me,” Lambesis explained. “I felt less guilty if I decided, “Well, marriage isn’t a real thing, because Christianity isn’t real. God isn’t real. Therefore, marriage is just a stupid piece of paper with the government.”

But he continued to profess to be a Christian, as did others in the band, in order to sell records to Christian music fans.

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“I remember one Christian festival where an interviewer wanted one of the guys [in the band] to share his testimony, and he just froze up and let one of the guys who was still a Christian at the time answer the question,” Lambesis recalled. “We laughed about it afterward, but we were only laughing because it was so awkward.”

“When kids would want to pray with us after shows, I’d be like, ‘Um, go ahead and pray!’ I would just let them pray. I’d say ‘Amen.’ If praying while I have my hand on their shoulder makes them feel better, I didn’t want to take that away from them,” he continued. “When they would specifically ask me to pray for something, I’d say, ‘I don’t really like to pray out loud, but I’ll take that with me to the bus.”

He said that during his tenure with As I Lay Dying, he realized that a number of bands that professed to be Christians were faking their faith just as he was.

“We toured with more ‘Christian bands’ who actually aren’t Christians than bands that are,” Lambesis stated. “In 12 years of touring with As I Lay Dying, I would say maybe one in 10 Christian bands we toured with were actually Christian bands.”

As he continued to fall deeper into sin, Lambesis asked a personal trainer at his local gym if he knew any hitmen that could kill his wife. The lead singer was soon arrested and taken into custody following an undercover sting operation where he allegedly supplied police with directions and cash to carry out the murder. He was sentenced to six years in prison in March of this year.

But Lambesis just recently came forward with the truth about his atheism and the front that the band put on to sell records.

“A lot of Christian parents said, ‘Yes, you can buy this As I Lay Dying CD, because they’re a Christian band.’ They don’t even think to actually check the lyrics,” Lambesis stated. “So when you change your views, you kind of owe it to the fans to be honest.”

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  • Neo

    Nothing really surprising here at all.

    • Morpheus

      Need I remind you of the countless bad people that just happened to be christians? No one ever turned and said “Well, he/she is a christian, so no surprise there”.

      Bad decision and actions are not tied to religion or lack off. There are bad christians, atheists, muslims, etc. There are also good christians, atheists, muslims, etc.

  • John Riley

    There is much to be said about us being known by our fruit. There will always be false Christians and false prophets to lead some astray. Satan always tries to mimic the real thing to confuse and destroy. It speaks well of this man that he got honest. He needs our prayer that he may truely find God.

    • Sebub Biel

      So you are going to go from false prophet to false prophet, saying “oh this guy was fake, but I’m sure next guy is real deal”?
      There is no god, there is no satan.

      • Cobiegirl

        So if you don’t believe in the true and living God, why are you here? Do you just chase after Christian sites for no reason? No. There is a reason why you are here and probably at other Christian sites as well. Hope you find the Truth, Jesus Christ, the Savior, our Savior, the only Hope for all mankind.

    • bob

      There is no god

    • Richard

      Funny story … I recognized I was an atheist at an early age, and when I finally came to grips with that fact in my twenties, my life didn’t go bad, and I didn’t become an evil person. In fact, I fell in love and married the woman I’m still happily married to today — twenty eight years later.

      We raised a hard working, decent, deeply moral person who has always loved and respected her parents. All this wonderful stuff in our lives … yes, as atheists.

      Point is, there is no need to believe in any of the gods humans have dreamed up in order to be good, or have a good life. In fact, research shows that the “faithful” are more likely to cheat on their spouses, get divorced, become pregnant at earlier ages, and even, occupy the cell of a maximum security prison. Trust me, I’ve seen the research, all of this is true!

      Sorry to rant, but you really forced me to respond to your condescending, holier than thou opinion.

      • Joshua

        Its not that an atheist cant live a moral life. The fact is an atheist cant call anything good or bad. There is no ultimate standard to which to gauge what is good and what is bad. If there is no God, theres no standard to which we can judge something is good or bad. Can you see the difference?

        • jesus

          You’ve contradicted yourself. All it takes is empathy and a conscience, if you need god to be in touch with these things then you cannot call yourself truly moral.

  • Evangelist Ryan Brittingham

    “For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God”. 1Corinthians 1:18

  • Michele


    People who didn’t need an excuse to bash God, Christ, Christians and Christianity jump all over this. Your hatred is obvious. That’s not Christ like, period. But you’re not even trying to be, so I can’t fault you. But I can pray for you.

    It says something about this man that he confessed, at the expense of not selling any more records of “Christian” genre. Only God truly knows the heart and mind of a man. Pray for him, and for every other “athiest” who somehow gets drawn into Christianity. We will see them in heaven or we won’t but our job is to pray for them and help set their feet on the right path, should they be interested in walking it.

    • AMBER

      My heart sank when I read this and I have fumed over it all day. You are right. We HAVE to pray for them. I do feel sooooooo STUPID though as I let my kids download songs from Christian groups without really making sure they are legit. Big lesson for us all to learn I suppose.

      • Lardon Frit

        Are you saying you would only let your children listen to christian music? Or did you mean you’d let them be free, but don’t want them to listen to something that isn’t what it is described as?

    • Zac

      He tried to have his wife murdered and faked being a christian for profit (probably one of least christian things one could do). If this guy gets into heaven, everyone’s gettin into heaven.

  • sue sadler

    As an Atheist myself, I can tell you that your morality isn’t tied religion. Morality predates religion. He mentions sin a lot which isn’t a term an Atheist would use. As an Atheist, I would never cheat on my husband nor would I ever try to hire a hit man. He’s using excuses to justify his behavior. We have all seen Christians do the same thing and they don’t blame it on a lack of morality from losing their faith. Sorry dude, but don’t blame this on being an Atheist. You’ll find that you’ll be the minority in jail. Less than 2% of prisoners are Atheists.

    • Scott

      Greetings Sue! You said:

      “As an Atheist, I would never cheat on my husband nor would I ever try to hire a hit man.”

      So are these two statements: A: Don’t cheat on your spouse, and B: Don’t hire a hit man to kill your spouse, objective unchanging moral truth?

      Lambesis said: “Well, marriage isn’t a real thing, because Christianity isn’t real. God isn’t real. Therefore, marriage is just a stupid piece of paper with the government.”

      Is he wrong?

      And this: “Less than 2% of prisoners are Atheists.”

      Heard that before. Questions:

      1) Does this data account for all prisoners, or just those who self-identified?

      2) Does this data reflect local numbers, state numbers, federal numbers…what is it exactly?

      3) Does the data reflect what was believed by the prisoners when they committed their crimes, or afterwards?

      4) Does the data reflect how long they have self-identified with their belief system?

      • Stateless and Faithless

        “So are these two statements: A: Don’t cheat on your spouse, and B: Don’t hire a hit man to kill your spouse, objective unchanging moral truth?”

        No. But cheating on your spouse and murder are generally bad things. Honestly, who argues otherwise?

        “Lambesis said: “Well, marriage isn’t a real thing, because Christianity isn’t real. God isn’t real. Therefore, marriage is just a stupid piece of paper with the government.”
        Is he wrong?”

        No, he’s correct. But the commitment is real. As an atheist, I won’t cheat on my wife because 1. We made a commitment to be faithful to each other, 2. I don’t want to hurt her and I know she doesn’t want to hurt me.

        Lots of non-religious people get married and stay faithful. It’s really not that difficult. The commitment is the same whether you’re an atheist or a Christian or Muslim or Zoroastrian or whatever.

        This article is also pushing the correlation equals causation fallacy, i.e. he was a Christian and then became an atheist, and tried to have his wife killed by a hitman while deceiving his Christian fanbase. That is what happened, but this does not mean that his atheism CAUSED him to hire a hitman and be a fraud. For all we know, maybe he was always a scumbag.

        Finally, the comments all over here seem to be missing an important fact: Christians also do really terrible things, regardless, and there are millions of atheists that don’t commit crimes or try to have their spouse killed or eat babies and worship Satan. There are good people and bad people in both camps.

      • Bob Dobbs

        Are you really asking for proof?

      • Mantastic

        “So are these two statements: A: Don’t cheat on your spouse, and B: Don’t hire a hit man to kill your spouse, objective unchanging moral truth?”

        Treating others how you want to be treated and doing your best not to cause harm is just common sense human morality.

        ““Well, marriage isn’t a real thing, because Christianity isn’t real. God isn’t real. Therefore, marriage is just a stupid piece of paper with the government.”

        Marriage exists across all faiths and those without faith. It’s a human custom and has been for thousands of years. It’s his opinion to believe that, but disbelief of Christianity meaning that marriage isn’t real is a baseless idea.

        • Joshua

          >>Treating others how you want to be treated and doing your best not to cause harm is just common sense human morality.<<

          Not entirely convinced of this. What if one believed they had a better survival chance by doing the opposite? What if they had a better life, by killing their estranged wife? What if one had a better survival rate to pass on genes by cheating on their wife? Without God, their is no standard to judge what is right and wrong.

      • Gungor

        What’s your point, Scott? What point were you trying to make with the red herring prisoner story?

        • Scott

          Ask Sue, Gungor. I’m just asking questions about it.

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      • Rance Mohanitz

        And yes, I’m sure this data doesn’t show those who do not self-identify with a religion (or with no religion). From within the prison system, how would you do that? Either way, you can give a confidence interval as we do with lots of studies that use self-identification to classify samples.

      • Mike


        Before I begin, I’d like to point out that I was born and raised a Christian male. That aside, I’m going to go off on my explanations to my best ability without being biased. In fact, at some point during my rant, im sure you’ll think to yourself “This guy is definetly not a believer!”, but I am. I strongly believe that you’re just having trouble seperating “Good” and “Religion”.

        I think her point was that even though she is Atheist, she still has morals. And those morals have nothing to do with religion. If you’re truly a good person, act like a good person.

        “So are these two statements: A: Don’t cheat on your spouse, and B: Don’t hire a hit man to kill your spouse, objective unchanging moral truth?” Just out of curiousity, do you think anybody should be cheated on and/or killed out of spite? I’m sure you’ll find the answer to your own question. This should have NOTHING to do with religion.

        “Lambesis said: “Well, marriage isn’t a real thing, because Christianity isn’t real. God isn’t real. Therefore, marriage is just a stupid piece of paper with the government.”

        Is he wrong?” Of course he’s wrong. Christianity (regardless of what anyone thinks) is a form of religion. It exists in the real world. Marriage; again, is a real thing. It exists in the real world, many people do it with or without religion. Now we get to the “God isn’t real” part. That part was purely opinionated. If you believe in God, great, good, awesome. If you don’t, again, great, good, awesome, whatever.

        If somebody has morals, and they are a good person, they should never be labeled “evil” based on their lack of faith in a religion.

        Over and over I would hear countless Christians call the “non-believers” evil…. But I knew alot of them. They were not evil. They were raised in different parts of the world under different faiths, different conditions, and different laws.

        As far as the ““Less than 2% of prisoners are Atheists.”” comment is concerned. Let me put it in perspective for you. During war when many men and women are put on the frontlines to defend their countries, sometimes against their own free will, why do the majority of them start praying to god before they’re going to die? Perhaps they are scared of dying alone? Who knows, but many “Atheists” will go to war without god, and come home with god.

        Same thing applies in jail. They have nowhere else to turn. Yes, the majority of inmates are religious. Regardless of the reason for their faith, they are.

        So yes, all the quotes from her comment that you made, make sense. It’s almost as if this article was specifically written to praise being a christian and bash being a “non-believer”. I doubt that poor soul’s faith had anything to do with his brain patterns. As Sue had stated, he was using his loss of faith as an excuse. Every criminal does it. He needs medical attention.


        • Scott

          Greetings to you Mike. I was not born and raised a Christian, but became one in my adult years. In fact I lived in a secular home where I was told “believe whatever you want as long as you think it’s right”. I became a Christian in my thirties after a lifetime of atheism. Having said that, I’ll continue..

          You said: “I think her point was that even though she is Atheist, she still has morals. And those morals have nothing to do with religion. If you’re truly a good person, act like a good person.”

          Mike, if you’re a Christian then you know scripture says that there is no one ‘good’. However, I believe in the existence of objective moral truth and the source is God. Scripture says the truth of the law is written on our hearts although we suppress the truth.

          You said: “If somebody has morals, and they are a good person, they should never be labeled “evil” based on their lack of faith in a religion.”

          I’m not labelling anyone, nor did I do that in my original post. Ultimately, Mike, all will stand before God and be judged for their actions. God will take care of the labeling :) My style of apologetics and evangelism simply does not lend itself to online conversations. I’ll stick to real life encounters. Have a blessed day Mike!

          By the way..I’m not a big fan of religion either Mike :)

          • Scott

            Oh, and one more quick comment. You said:

            “That aside, I’m going to go off on my explanations to my best ability without being biased.”

            Don’t worry about being biased, accept it and embrace it. Neutrality is a myth.

      • sue

        Guess I look at Marriage and Christianity as two separate entities, so yes, Lambesis is wrong in my opinion.
        The prison data is from the Federal Bureau of Prisons and it doesn’t state if the data was collected when the prisoner first entered the prisoner or “converted” later, but they are federal numbers. My point is that this guy is using this as an excuse for his actions which is unacceptable. Christians don’t use their Christianity as an excuse when they commit crimes or are unfaithful. This guy is just a jerk period – he mislead his fans, hurt is family and tried to commit murder. Most Atheists I know are highly intelligent, humanist and generous people – not this guy.

        • Scott

          Hi again Sue. You said: “Lambesis is wrong in my opinion.”

          When I identified as an atheist, this was one of many positions I had worked out: “The poor in this country are provided many financial opportunities by the government. Some people got lucky, some didn’t, and it’s not my fault or business. My money is my money and I have no plans to donate any money to any charity.”

          Did that make me a jerk? You bet :) But what my atheist buddies could never say to me was that it was “wrong”. It was simply my opinion. There was no ‘right’ or ‘wrong’….just different.

          You said: “This guy is just a jerk period – he mislead his fans, hurt is family and tried to commit murder.”

          And I agree with you…because we have an objective moral standard that we share :)

          You said in your first post: “Morality predates religion.”

          I agree. It originated with God. It’s written on our hearts, Sue. I strongly urge you to re-evaluate your worldview.

          God bless you!

      • WorldGoneCrazy

        His data does not include the following categories: no preference, other, pagan, and unknown. At least some of these categories would fall under secular, which all atheists are. If you were to add in all four of these categories, the % of prisoners who are atheist/secularist is 55769 out of 218107 or 25.6%. This number shows that atheists or secularists are significantly more highly represented in prison than other worldviews. (I have seen numbers like 1.6% for hardcore atheist and agnostics, up to roughly 15% for secularists.) And, I pulled the prisoner data from an atheist website. (patheos) He has the right data, but just cherry-picked it, IMO. One final thought: many prisoners turn to Christ in prison, some sincerely, some not – due to the fine Christian prison ministries there. Thus, we might be seeing the results of a good evangelical effort going on there as well.

    • Vince

      I’m with you on this. Religion does not equal morality. Morality equals morality. I no longer identify with being a Christian but my morality hasn’t changed. Lambesis is just a dirtbag.

    • Zach

      I spent years working in the prisoner system in the south. Atheist and Muslims get beat up, Christians do the beating. Where is the morality there? The warden forces bibles into the hands of all his detainees. If you accept Christianity, you get better privileges and lesser punishments. It’s an extremely discriminatory environment.


      > So are these two statements: A: Don’t cheat on your spouse, and B: Don’t hire a hit man to kill your spouse, objective unchanging moral truth?

      “Keep your word” is a useful socially productive construct. So is “don’t kill people”. It’s like “might doesn’t make right”. These are things that are useful to maintaining a civil society. A lot of so called “morality” can be re-framed in terms of simple pragmatism.

      So you’re an atheist. Fine. That means that your marriage vows are no longer a promise made to god. They still constitute a promise made to your spouse.

      The real problem is the idea that morality is about mindless authoritarianism. Eliminate “authority” and people run amok.

  • John Colfkul

    This just shows that as someone turns away from God, they become evil and immoral.

    “I, the lord see what may not be otherwise thus.” – Proverbs 21:19

    • Binerexis

      I turned away from your religion and I’m not evil or immoral. How do you explain that?

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    • Stateless and Faithless

      How do you know he turned away from God? Maybe he was always a scumbag and a charlatan.

      Also, fun fact: religious people sometimes do bad things too.

    • Patrick

      It is the height of arrogance and hypocrisy to say that Christianity has a monopoly on morality and moral behavior. You should probably examine that plank in your eye.

    • Lord Faulteroy

      That’s the most ignorant thing I’ve ever read. As if morality cannot exist outside of faith. So, in your eyes, every single person who is an athiest wants to break all laws, murder, steal, and harm others?

      There is an absurdity in speaking in absolutes, the way you’re doing. Especially when you have no empirical data to back up your claims.

      Good people are good people, regardless of their religion.

    • Larry

      Um, yeah, there are plenty of alleged ‘christians’ who are quite ‘evil’… There is no denying that…

  • fly on the wall

    Trying to have your wife taken out, and failing at it, that’s lame. But figuring out what you believe in – good for you. Too bad he feels marriage is meaningless though. You don’t have to believe in God to enjoy a happy marriage. There are lots of happy atheists in the world. I guess his views are pretty negative and limited. If he had just come out as an atheist in a normal respectable way I might have bought his album. Haha.

  • Caesar

    If someone claims he or she is a good person because of their religious beliefs, or rather, if someone claims he or she doesn’t do terrible things, like cheating or hiring contract killers, because they are religious, then that’s one person I’d never trust and I’d keep my eye on. Simply because they are admitting deep down inside they are bad people who would hurt others if it wasn’t for their beliefs. A moment of doubt in their faith could basically put you at risk. A good person is a good person regardless of their religion, and I’m sure that judging people as bad just because they are non-believer is sin. I know many atheists who are wonderful people and many religious people who are terrible people. Do what Jesus told you to do and stop judging others based of their faith or their lack of faith.

  • towerhil

    C’mon – you could tell he’s not a Christian because he eats bacon, which is forbidden by the bible. He does have the bible-mandated haircut though – nice forelocks. It’s disappointing he didn’t hire a man to stone his wife to death, but what can you do with these atheists?

  • Daya

    If you need a belief in a god to not murder, steal or rape- you ARE immoral. A moral person should not do any of those things regardless of whether they believe in a god or not.

  • Paul DeArment

    I would check out

    He’s the only one who scored an interview with the guy and reveals some good details

  • GtB

    Religion (or the lack thereof) does not excuse anything.

    You’ll find murderers who identify as Muslim, as Christian, as atheist. This guy is just trying to blame something else then himself. But he made the decisions.

    (I’m not entirely sure if the murderer thing applies to Buddhists though :P)

  • crisanca

    Wow, the way he talks about cheating on his wife..convenient morality because God doesn’t exist.u had never been a godly person, not even before.
    Its just media, u start with Christian music because u were not good enough for secular.Who are you fooling…and now you gonna get fans because of that, all the high school kids that are rebellious.
    Hahaha,what a joke!!

  • Concerned reader

    getting cold in your faith does not equate to Atheism. Lambesis’ foundation was not strong therefore, he was persuaded into a different belief system. A real relationship with God would not allow for such thing. I agree, the “atheist” part is nothing but a justification for his actions. We all have at some point done that. This only makes us more deserving of God’s love and grace.

    Get off your soap boxes. Having played in a christian band in a secular world, I know for a fact that is not easy to keep your faith intact. if you have not been in an environment that questions everything about your beliefs and pushes you to do the exact oposite; then you are just blowing hot air.

    most inmates understand and find God and freedom inside prison walls, because they now know what it means to be bound by chains and not be able to escape.

    Pray that God will reveal himself to Lambesis so clearly that he will not be able to deny Him. If you still have doubt, read Saul/Paul’s story.

  • ralph zubiate

    Man, a lot of atheists spend a lot of their time trolling Christian websites, don’t they? Interesting.

  • Concerned reader

    By the way, As I Lay Dying never really professed to be a christian band. They just kinda got thrown in there because members were christian. I know professional christian musicians but play professionally with people like Usher, John Legend, Country superstars and more. This does not make Usher, Legend or anyone else christians. It’s how they live their lives and the fruit you give. it speaks by itself.

  • Mantastic

    Becoming an atheist and freeing yourself from the bounds of religion and voluntary brainwashing is a wonderful thing.

    Lying about being Christian to sell records, cheating on your spouse, and hiring a hitman to murder someone however, is just being a dick. His being Atheist (which I’m not entirely convinced of since he still refers to things being sins) or a Christian is irrelevant to it. Bad behavior is bad behavior.

  • jenna

    And this is why I listen to underoath.

  • Thomas Hampton

    What an interesting story. This reminds me of the Catholic Church’s problem with pedophilia and how those who have committed these travesties never waiver in their faith, but that doesn’t stop them from taking advantage of children. These stories are still playing out in the counts and in the papers, even after all of these years.

    And one might come to the conclusion that it is ultimately the person who decides to be good or bad, and not necessarily the God they worship, or even if they worship a God at all.

    But then again, this truth is already obvious to most as one eventually realizes that folks who are immersed in faith and those without any can lead very similar lives.

  • Jesse Conlay

    Lol. Why didn’t your god prevent him from leading children astray with his pseudo-Christian music? Is it because (s)he “works in mysterious ways”? What a cop-out. These increasingly progressive and liberal interpretations of Christianity are sickening; if you’re going to adhere to fables and legends as the roots of your belief system, at least do it with some dedication and consistency. Not all of this “I interpret the Bible in whatever way is most convenient for me” crap that almost all modern “Christians” are doing. Posers. Even satirical Satanists have more conviction than you do.

  • Daniel

    God speaks about these empty should in 2 Peter.

  • Betty C

    What I can’t get over is how many people are complaining about the anti-Christian bias of the article. It’s the Christian News. Really? If you’re not Christian, why even read it if you know the site’s leanings? Getting emotional and offended by a Christian news site’s Christian viewpoints is somewhat ridiculous. Go complain about Christianity on anti-Christian sites with other anti-Christian people. Some of you are really criticizing Christians for being narrow-minded as you sit here being narrow-minded yourselves. Live and let live. Mind your own business. Stick with your own kind. All good advice probably given to you long ago by your mothers.

  • Andrew G

    It’s funny – I love when people call themselves atheists – So, you atheists all have omniscience to know that there is nothing that has omniscience and omnipotence. Okay, then save yourselves from death – or create yourselves from dust. Or try to create the very first steps of life from nothing in a lab. It hasn’t been done even with all of our technology. I find most people who call themselves atheists (I used to be one of them for years) have no clue about the cosmology of the universe, the origin of species, the multi-dimentionality in our universe, the complex design and balance in everything in the cosmos – and most of all, have NO CLUE what is in the bible. They are just mad (and sometimes rightly so) at organized religion so they blame or discount God by lumping mans inherent flaws in with God. Truth is, once you truly experience the interactivity and blessings of the real loving God, it becomes an undeniable truth that can’t be undone by the wiles of the world. My guess is that no one in As I Lay Dying ever experienced that.

  • Eva Robles

    I have personal relation with God and have seen the changes he has made in my so many lives no one can move me from my believe. Too bad that others did’t give God a chance.I know that I know that HE is real and that HIS word is truth.

  • Jason S

    I’ve seen a lot of people on here claim to be a good person. Personally, I would never say that about myself. I am not a good person at all. Can you be honest with yourself? If you think you’re a good person, check out and click on “Are You a Good Person?” I’ll be honest…will you?

  • D. Kermott

    I’m amazed that we have to define what being a “Christian” is. Don’t bother checking a worldly dictionary (or wikipedia) — read the Bible.

    Here’s a check list — it’s as simple as A, B, C

    Admit you are a sinner on your way to hell (Rom 3:23 Rom 6:23 Acts 3:19 Rom 3:23 1 John 1:9-19 )

    Believe Jesus is God, the only way to heaven, and that he is raised from the dead. John 3:16 John 14:6 Rom 5:8 (Belief alone is not enough — even the devil believes and trembles — James 2:19)

    Confess your faith to others (Rom 10:9-13)
    Have you given your heart and life to Jesus and seek to do His will? (Romans 12:2, Romans 8:29, Ephesians 2:10, 2 Tim 1:12)

    That’s all! The rest is up to the Holy Spirit. Read and Study the Bible — it contains all you need to know to make you wise unto Salvation through Jesus Christ.


    Well I hope he still knows that The Lord has not abandoned him, even for solicitation of murder… sad and lonely state to be in. They were a tight band too… bummer.

  • John Mark IB

    sadly too many today accept the worldly contemporary and anything called Christian and say it’s all good and GOD must be in it because it names the names of Jesus and or sounds good to our ears etc., same as yoga call it Christian and voila there you go! sorry there is better Christ honoring GOD honoring real music that is not contemporary and or worldly not quite unlike what we’ll have a hint of in Glory stuff that makes GOD’S ears happy not worldly sensuality rock n roll etc., rap, many great sites here for those who hold to the old Time Religion and as GOD’S Preserved Words say hymns, psalms , spiritual songs, sorry but men should also be seen as men not with the hair of women, ha ha just saying the outward does describe lack of or proof of inward heart change or does it not?? again let’s be Scriptural and GOD honoring men are to be dressed and seen as men and sadly women wear the tights and gird their loins wearing the pants that men are to be wearing so no wonder men stop and look at the second skins??? not GOD honoring but just saying ha ha I’ll get creamed by the haters for this one for sure too although its not my intent to debate or stir up the haters just be biblical and GOD honoring stop following the world as the modern so called church follows her,
    Ephesians 5:19

    Colossians 3:16

    • Kris KB Boguniewicz

      Well stated.

  • John True

    This is old news. I quit listening to them YEARS ago because of this.

  • Emmanuel Sarmiento Ilagan

    May you post list of Christian bands that are legit?

    • Kris KB Boguniewicz

      Sovereign Strength
      Saving Grace
      Bought by Blood
      Your Memorial
      And just about any band off of Facedown Records save a few

  • Michael Castner

    If he stayed christian he wouldnt have cheated on his wife?that is the most ridiculous thing i have ever heard.

  • Keith Kampschaefer

    True Protestantism is now reduced to a fraction of a fraction.
    Please read this condensed message:

  • A Larson

    Ironic. The tile of his Group “As I Lay Dying” Speak of how he was really living. When you deny God, You are dying. See how satan turns on you when your seving him?

    • DisqusBurner1983

      I guess Satan is a Faulkner fan then?

  • Death defeater

    Please be honest Lambesis you were never a Christian to begin with. Just tell the truth. For no one really saved would ever abandon Jesus Christ….

    • Kris KB Boguniewicz

      “even the elect will be deceived” (Matt. 24:24). He may be saved but is in serious serious need of repentance of these sins.

    • guestus

      How do you know? Are you saved?

  • Susan Ford Keller

    This guy has been lying for so long….he thinks everyone else lies, too. If only 1/10th of Christian bands are really Christian and he’s telling the truth, then why doesn’t he name them?

  • david

    and after Jesus fasted for 40 days He was hungry and the devil said “why dont you turn these stones to bread.

    the singer said athiest seemed to have the better argument. eating when you are hungry seems like a good argument but looking deeper there was a spiritual battle and a temptation going on.

    as for evil in this life , it is man and the devils , yes God could stop it and many think its cruel. but God does not live in time so the evil guys are burning in hell right now in God’s sight ,,,even if they are still alive in this dimension of time.

    bottom line they got weak through sin and started to question God. the faithful Christian will endure through pain even when it seems cruel for God must have a reason. rock stars says no , i know better, He doesnt have a reason and go to their joint , lsd, and to the toilet siting on their throne acting like they know more then God, or they fave the right to judge God while they sin

  • guestus

    I would propose that the Christian Music Industry produces boring, corny music because

    a. it stopped being a “ministry” a long time ago, and

    b. it scouts the rejects from the secular industry.

    Seriously, who writes those songs for Hillsong? Big Bird?

    • kobkoj

      are you familiar with “Oceans”? Big bird couldn’t have written that.

      • guestus

        You’re right. A Jesuit maybe? It’s repetitive. The chorus is sung straight through SIX times at least- this is drawing people into Altered States of Conciousness, which is mistaken for a mysterious outpouring of the Holy Spirit, and the worshipper subsequently seeks reinforcement by basing their worship experience on emotion rather than the Word of God.

        More importantly, this song and it’s type worship the Holy Spirit, who is not to be worshiped. Only God as Christ and the Father should be worshipped. Since we only worship IN spirit, by the Holy Spirit this song twists the God head into Spirit, Son, Father. It is essentially worshipping worship.

        It is based on an eisegesis of scripture and a misunderstanding of the word faith. It talks of faith as a noun, a mysterious entity of its own, when in both Greek and Hebrew the words for faith mean simultaneous faith *and* faithfulness. How does faithfulness stand alone as the lyrics suggest? It doesn’t. Only by the power of the Holy Spirit. Yet the Holy Spirit is never glorified. It is The Father who is glorified, and it is the Father who has placed His Word above His own name. So why does this song talk of faith apart from faithfulness when the two-fold faith and faithfulness (in the greek and hebrew) comes by hearing the word of God? It is a song written in Suburbia for suburbanites to keep ignoring the fact they are in fact spiritually bankrupt Rev.3

        • kobkoj

          are you familiar with the doxology? do you sing it?

          • JonnyCanuck46

            Are you a simpleton? The guest above just gave one of the best critiques of modern worship I’ve ever heard. And you tie this into a 30 second closing doxology? I’ll also remind you that the doxology uses words, not simply “alleluia” on repeat 18 times. I can’t even stomach how pathetic the hillsong type churches are.

  • lonebear

    He has some serious repenting to do and he better get moving cuz time is so short