It seems that somewhere in Africa there had gone a pastor whose son was playing "Christian music." Upon hearing it, a very disturbed local lady asked the pastor what kind of music was it. He said it was the younger generation's version of Christian music!
She said: "It sounds just like the singing we did when worshiping pagan gods, before!" This was a recent convert to Christianity, pointing this out to this very bewildered pastor!
Is Contemporary Christian Music "Christian"?
Nearly 1,000 were injured in Melbourne, Australia; in Beirut, Lebanon, fire hoses were needed to disperse hysterical fans. In the grip of Beatle fever, we are told the teenagers weep, wail and experience ecstasy-ridden hysteria that has to be seen to be believed. Also, we are told teenagers "bite their lips until they bleed and they even get over-excited and take off their clothes." To understand what rock and roll in general and the Beatles in particular are doing to our teenagers, it is necessary to return to Pavlov's laboratory. The Beatles' ability to make teenagers take off their clothes and riot is laboratory tested and approved. It is scientifically labeled mass hypnosis and artificial neurosis. http://conelrad.com/books/spine.php?id=354_0_1_0_C
Rock in Russia? - http://hosted.homeserver.com/warneveryone/rock_in_russia.htm
Evangelist Ives demostrates that there is a message in the composition of music.
Mrs. Fay Dodson of Phoster Club passed this interesting letter to us.The Unregistered Churches of Russia originally wrote this letter to churches in the USA.
Dear Christian Friends, For thirty years we have suffered intense persecution, and now freedom is bringing another great harm to our churches. This damage is coming from the Christians in America who are sending rock music and evangelists accompanied by rock bands. Our young people do not attend these meetings because we have all commited not to participate in secular entertainment. This is a great burden on our hearts. Many come with Bible in hand and rock music. We do not know what words to use in urging that this be stopped. We abhor all Christian rosk music coming into our country. Rock music has nothing in common with ministry or service to God. We are very, very against Christian Americans bringing to our country this false image of 'ministry' to God. We need true spiritual bread, not false cakes. It is true that rock music attracts people to the church, but not to Godly living. We personally were in prison for 15 years and 11 years for Christ's sake. We were not allowed to have Christian music, but rock music was used as a weapon against us day and night to destroy our souls. We could only resist with much prayer and fasting. Now, we have a time of more openness, and we are no longer taken to prison. However, now it is Christians from America who damage our souls. We do not allow this music in our churches, but they rent big stadiums and infect teenagers and adults with their rock music. We, the leadership and congregations of the Unregistered Union of Churches, former Presecuted Church, have made an agreement to not allow rock music in our churches. We urge you to join with us and we advise you to remove rock music from America, and certianly do not bring it to our country. Do not desecrate our teenagers with it. Even the unbelievers recognize it is unholy music and they cannot understand how American Christians can be so much like the world. We can give you the conclusion that after Russian unbelievers have attended these rock concerts where Christ's Word was preached, the people were very disappointed and disillusioned with Christianity. We call this music from hell. We urge all Americians to stop giving money for the organization of such concerts in Russia. We want only traditional Christian music in our churches. This is the unanimous decision of all our leaders.
QUALIFIED MUSIC EVANGELIST,
who well knows of what he speaks!
These are some of the comments to be found posted on this video:
Base2lovesBase1 In my church, our praise and worship songs are mainly based on the books of Psalms and several other versus of the Bible. I know what this gentleman is trying to say about Contemporary Christian music. It should not be in the form of rock, rap, metal, etc. If the lyrics in the songs are honoring God and God accepts it, then who is anyone else to judge? Sometimes I am so confused by evangelists.
Unfortunately, I too get quite irate with so-called "evangelists" that are anything but which we see too much on TV! Their dress, alone, to advertise their worldlyness! We seem to have too many of them!
But, if you have listened to what Music Evangelist Alan Ives says, if the rhythm is such as to be inviting for you to dance... then it is far from being worshiping music! I recently saw a program advertised that said "God Rocks" on TBN! I doubt that very much!
- RainhadoCanto4 @Base2lovesBase1
I think the best measure is that if it sounds like worldly music, then it cannot be Godly music! God to be placed so very high above it and pure and awesome! The stirring we should feel is to be in our souls, not our bodies!
I detest videos that well-meaning Christians make to the tune of stupid and silly everyday songs and videos, that so belittle and show no reverence for the name of God! 3 days ago
There is something else I need to say, it regards our kids. Yes, maybe you disagree with what he said about "God Rocks" and that may seem disrespectful to you. In my city we have a church called "The Church That Rocks". This church attracts kids to come and worship the Lord as they are. This church is packed with not only kids, but parents too. There are so many kids saved each week. Its so very touching to see kids that you normally would not see give their life to Christ. There is an all-kid band playing Christian music. God wants us to worship Him, and to come worship Him as we are, He loves us because we want to worship him. That's what is important, that we and and our children love the Lord, and our kids, if they love the Lord, they just my say...."God Rocks"! I believe God would accept that as a complement!
My response to her just today:
I fully understand what you are saying, Julie, but, weigh in the following:
Billy Graham, Rick Warren, Benny Hinn, Joel Olsteen... and, most unfortunately, a whole multitude of other false teachers we have today... Can you imagine greater numbers than at these events? What about the filing of "souls saved" one sees at the end?
Would you not say that "souls are saved and came to Jesus" in these?
But did they? The Devil himself disguises as the "angel of light" and makes his followers sound righteous... but these are not of God! And, dreadfully, these souls have been deceived!
Prayerfully, some will seek further and find true Salvation! But not all!
2 Corinthians 11:13-15 (Authorized King James)
Listen to this video, and you may know to distinguish from the "placebo-effect" nurtured in most churches:
Also, it seems that LUCIFER WAS IN CHARGE OF MUSIC IN HEAVEN:
Ezekiel 28:11-16 (Authorized King James)
11 Moreover the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,
12 Son of man, take up a lamentation upon the king of Tyrus, and say unto him, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Thou sealest up the sum, full of wisdom, and perfect in beauty.
13 Thou hast been in Eden the garden of God; every precious stone was thy covering, the sardius, topaz, and the diamond, the beryl, the onyx, and the jasper, the sapphire, the emerald, and the carbuncle, and gold: the workmanship of thy tabrets AND OF THE PIPES WAS PREPARED IN THEE IN THE DAY THAT THOU WAST CREATED.
14 Thou art the anointed cherub that covereth; and I have set thee so: thou wast upon the holy mountain of God; thou hast walked up and down in the midst of the stones of fire.
15 Thou wast perfect in thy ways from the day that thou wast created, till iniquity was found in thee.
16 By the multitude of thy merchandise they have filled the midst of thee with violence, and thou hast sinned: therefore I will cast thee as profane out of the mountain of God: and I will destroy thee, O covering cherub, from the midst of the stones of fire.
QUITE FITTING, I'D SAY, THAT TODAY'S SO-CALLED CHRISTIAN MUSIC BE OF THE DEVIL!!
Through the word of God we know that the one thing that great numbers assure us is that if we are to number among them, we are assured of Hell!
Matthew 7:12-16 (Authorized King James)
12 Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them: for this is the law and the prophets.
13 Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat:
14 Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.
15 Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.
16 Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles?
I dare say that the first thing that would make me arch my eyebrows is when I see "great numbers" in any one church today!
John 6:66-68 (Authorized King James)
66 From that time many of his disciples went back, and walked no more with him.
67 Then said Jesus unto the twelve, Will ye also go away?
68 Then Simon Peter answered him, Lord, to whom shall we go? thou hast the words of eternal life.
Jesus never sought to run in a popularity contest!
May God bless you!
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