Monday, November 7, 2016
Back in the middle of September I wrote a letter to the lead pastor and the “worship” pastor of our local assembly, explaining why we shouldn’t be using songs from certain groups in our services because of the horrid teachings of these groups. On 21 September I posted an edited version of this letter as an “Open Letter to ‘Worship’ Leaders.”
For almost two months our worship service did not use songs from these groups and I thought perhaps these pastors in our assembly had accepted my suggestions. Alas, it was not to be.
Yesterday our opening song was “This is Amazing Grace,” by Bethel Music, a song I specifically identified as from this apostate and heretical group. The service closed with a Hillsong piece I hadn’t previously heard, and there were a couple of questionable lyrics as well as an around and around citation of the last line - ad nauseum. In the absence of our normal music leader the lead pastor led the music, which makes this incident even more disappointing.
I guess having favorite feel-good music is more important than defending the flock, and it must also be more important than worrying about enriching these false groups which put out this stuff.