Monday, September 6, 2010

This Band Rocks - kinda sounds like Alice in Chains

*Turn off music player at the bottom.

When I grew up Christian music, at least to me, sucked. I want you to understand No Music sang to God sucks to God. But I am not God, so some Christian music I like and some I don't. Some of it is so bad sounding to me its like finger nails on a chalkboard.

I thought maybe it didn't really suck and it was just me in my spiritual immaturity. But, no I have gone back and listened to much of it, and musically much of it sucked. Part of that had to do with the time in which it was made, some periods of music sucked at different times in our music history..Disco come to mind?

Also some of it had to do with attitudes in the church that any rock, even Christian rock was of the devil. How can music either about God, about his principles, even love songs (not sex songs) be of the devil?

Another poisonous teaching, that was misinterpreted from a real truth, was that we couldn't copy the world in any of its styles: fashion or musically.

The Bible says that we are to not conform to this world and for us to be separate from the world. This is totally true, but it is referring to morals and actions, not fashion and musical styles. Note: Some fashion and lyrics would be ungodly if it violated scripture like very revealing clothes or lyrics that portray sinful thoughts and actions as good.

Actually, I have something to reveal to those who are anti-modern Christian music and are Hymns only people. Hymns used to be bar tunes that the Wesley Brothers turned into hymns for the church. Hymns were the modern Christian music of their day. And many opposed this new Christian music that we now call hymns.  (Old Hymns actually Rock, especially when modernized).

So, I will say Rock on to God. Worship Him in all you do! God came to earth as the man Jesus to teach you how to live and die for you so you can be with Him for eternity.

"Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God's mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God—this is your spiritual act of worship." Romans 12:1

The Message puts it like this:

So here's what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary life—your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life—and place it before God as an offering. Embracing what God does for you is the best thing you can do for him. Don't become so well-adjusted to your culture that you fit into it without even thinking. Instead, fix your attention on God. You'll be changed from the inside out. Readily recognize what he wants from you, and quickly respond to it. Unlike the culture around you, always dragging you down to its level of immaturity, God brings the best out of you, develops well-formed maturity in you.

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