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Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Truth Wednesday - Music

Truth Wednesday

"The Truth Project" is being put on hold for awhile, but Anne says she will be back.  So until then, I thought we could do some "truth" searching of our own.  I will pose a topic and we all can share the TRUTH we find in God's Word about the topic. 



Topic: MUSIC

There has been some debate on Facebook about music and what is "appropriate" for Christians to listen to, and the music that Christian bands/singers put out.

I feel, one woman's opinion, that not ALL music is good for Christians to listen to.  I also feel that there are GOOD songs, but that not ALL "good" songs glorify God.  For example, "ABC" is a GOOD song, but it doesn't put out the salvation message or even mention God.  I am NOT bothered so much by the genre of music as I am the lyrics of a song.  If someone loves listening to Metallica and other heavy metal bands, and they get saved, what are they to listen to now?  Do you think that person is really going to be satisfied with The Gaithers?  
Music is a very powerful tool that can be used to reach so many people for Christ.   It is also a very personal thing.  I know, for me, music touches my soul and heart like nothing short of hearing God's voice or the laughter of my kids can.  A song that worships and talks about God will give me goosebumps, tears, and an overwhelming heart to praise Him.  So back to music being personal, to the person who loves heavy metal, you don't want them going back to secular music to satisfy his music needs.  THAT is why I have no issues with the genre of music.  To each is own there.  BUT the songs should absolutely be clear that the purpose is to bring praise and salvation message or mentioning of God. 
I have gotten a lesson in Christian music lately with finding out how many artists, CHRISTIAN artists, do not use the opportunities on their albums to do that.  And what an opportunity they have!  How many have come to know Jesus as Savior due to the opening of the eyes or heart by a song professing His saving grace and undying love for them?  
I feel that Christians, have a God given order to bring as many people to Him as we can, to take every opportunity to do so.  Ok, do Christian artists get excluded from this?  Then I don't understand why a CHRISTIAN band or singer would rather record a song about bugs instead of one about God.  
I have heard the argument "Well, they recorded it because it will go out to secular radio stations and more people will be exposed to the song.  Then maybe they will want to hear more of their music and maybe buy the CD and then they will hear the songs about God."
I have some issues with this.  There are too many "Maybe's" for me.  MAYBE they will want to hear more from the artist, MAYBE they will buy the CD, and MAYBE they will bother to listen to the other songs on the CD.  To me, and remember this is ONE woman's opinion, it is just a way for the artists to gain popularity.  I know God gave them a talent to sing, then they need to use the talent that HE gave them to bring glory to HIM but sharing the salvation message and mentioning God's name, not bugs.  If these "bug" songs were not coming from CHRISTIAN artists, we as Christians, would not think twice.  Is the "bug" song bad....NO...does it have the salvation message or even mention God....NO...is it recorded by a Christian band/singer....YES.  sigh

The one verse that popped into my head was Phillipians 4:8 "Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, dwell on these things."


So share with me some verses about music.  Tell me what you think about this topic.  I look forward to finding some TRUTH with you.




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