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SHAME! SHAME! SHAME! – I

“…. How long will ye turn my glory into shame?”  Psalms 4:2

Each generation seems to change from the beliefs and practices of the generation before. One major area where we see a rapid change is in worship music. Satan who is the master of deception, will use every possible means including music, to deceive people as the time of his final doom draws near. The Scriptures speak clearly about the apostasy and deception leading to the great Tribulation. At the same time the Word of God warns of these deceiving conditions, and tells us how to recognize these deceptions and be prepared for what will take place.

Some have said that a person’s choice in music is just a matter of test or preference, but these are mere words that camouflage  a very serious problem with today’s worship music. And unfortunately this is the position of many in our independent churches today and that is exactly where the Charismatics stand. Anything goes!!  But, the believer has only one choice to make when it comes to music. This choice is not decided by preference or personal taste but rather by what is pleasing to the Lord.  We have the exhortation in 1st Corinthians 10:31, “Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God.”  This is the time when every believer should be concerned with what is of God and what is not of God.

Often by-passed are the new ideas concerning  the acceptance of radical changes in church music. Too many in places of leadership are afraid to set high standard in church music, it sure is much easier to straddle the fence.Many are able to see  the signs of unbelief and denial of the truth (apostasy) in the religious world, and in the educational system, but they don’t seem to grasp how Contemporary Christian Music (CCM) fits into this  picture of apostasy.  but there are biblical proves that contemporary Christian music is not in agreement with scriptural teaching, but also it is actually rooted in spiritual darkness.

We are told that we are living in a world that demands change and that those who resist the changes will eventually have to fall in line. Others have gone so far as to say we can not build strong churches today without adapting to the new music. Such people are talking about drawing a crowd rather than building a church. It is true, the crowds can be drawn in with entertainment, but a New Testament church is not built up on crowds; it is built upon the uncompromising teaching and preaching of the Word of God.

Most of the new music of this age is guilty of cheapening the things of God, and a number of people are guilty  before Him with whom we have to do:

1.Shame on religious songwriters and publishers,  who style their composition to sound the depraved music of Rock and Disco, with fleshly beats. They hid a few shallow Gospel words among the beat and roar of the flesh. Pleasing sounds in the hope of bringing sinners to Christ. You do not place a sizzling steak in a garbage can to entice people to eat. God’s truths don’t need the vehicle of worldly sounds to please the ears of electronic-dazed youth.

All music either lifts the soul or feeds the flesh. It is easy to see the deterioration, by comparing past and present compositions of writers and publishers. Most can no longer be trusted decent music, choir arrangements, cantatas and other church music.  As long as choir directors, musicians and so called “christian stations” push it, writers and publishers will keep putting the pocketbook ahead of the “Good Book.”

They are to be blamed for spreading the jungle beat, flesh pleasing religious music today. God’s command is to  “love not the world neither the things that are in the world…” 1st John 2:15 When Christian music  carries the beat, instrumentation and exact sounds of the lost crowd, it results in confusion and shame.

*** The right view of God will always lead you to the right view of music for your life***  

To be continued…………………………

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