We who preach the gospel must not think of ourselves as public relations agents sent to establish good will between Christ and the world. We must not imagine ourselves commissioned to make Christ acceptable to big business, the press, the world of sports or modern education. We are not diplomats but prophets, and our message is not a compromise but an ultimatum. A.W. Tozer
Therefore let God-inspired Scripture decide between us; and on whichever side be found doctrines in harmony with the word of God, in favor of that side will be cast the vote of truth. --Basil of Caesarea
Once you learn to discern, there's no going back. You will begin to spot the lie everywhere it appears.

I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who has strengthened me, because He considered me faithful, putting me into service. 1 Timothy 1:12

Monday, November 27, 2017

Be Careful of What Music is Used for Christian Purposes

Who could picture Johnny Rotten and the Sex Pistols trying to convey their message of nihilism and lawlessness to the melodious but exciting tune of “I’ll Fly Away” (without significant modification)? Why then should we consider it acceptable for Christians to sing of the joy of salvation, which brings order and dignity, to the anarchic beat of punk rock, “a frenzied noise made up of the monotonous screeching sound of guitars played in parallel and drums being flogged mercilessly”?

John Makujina, Measuring the Music, pg. 133-134

1 comment:

Jesse said...

Hi Glenn,

I strongly dislike all that oversimplified, childish 'gospel' music orchestrated in many of our congratulations where electric guitars are played and people are clapping hands/dancing... It's quite disgraceful, as well as embarrassing. Jesus has got to be furious with these 'liberal conservatives.'