Quotes and Notes for the Day
DECEPTION IN CHRISTIAN MUSIC V
(Carnality, Apostasy and Greed the roads to CCM)
Churches that once were filled with people who came to hear anointed Bible preaching are now drawing the crowds through programs and exciting entertainment. The message of contemporay Christian music is so shallow and meaningless that even the ungodly can accept it. The preaching in these churches appeals to the natural (unregenerate) man, and not to the spiritual man. They have introduced a new style of music that will conform to their message. If the message they bring is false, (that is what they teach is not bible doctrine), does that not make sense that their music will also be deceptive?
Churches with Contemporary Christian music draw large crowds where they have lost of programs and musical instruments, loud drums, synthesizers, electric guitars and a strong emphasis on the rock beat. This type of atmosphere can be filled with excitement and emotion. But a sense of reverence and awareness of God’s presence is not there, while people laugh, cry and shout and applaud.
One does not have to think far to know the reason why many churches today have done away with hymn books. The great hymns were based on Bible doctrine. Professing Christians are brainwashed into the idea that the church must adjust to and adopt the new music. We hear more and more, ” doctrine Divides”, “forget about doctrine. The Scripture is so clear on that when it says, ” For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine.” (2nd Timothy 4:3). The unregenerate multitudes flocking to these churches, no doubt, feel good about themselves; even though they never spend a moment in prayer or Bible reading at home, and never become concerned about holy living. what can be more worse than such spiritual deception? Deception of any kind is a terrible, but spiritual deception is a monstrous evil. It allures people in to thinking that something is true, when in fact it is wrong. It makes wrong appear to be right and the truth to be a lie.
Friends, the fact that millions endorse this new music does not prove it’s right, it only serves to prove the power of the deception. The gospel of Jesus Christ has never been and will never be popular with the unconverted world. So if the Contemporary Christian Music is truly spiritual it will not be received by the world. On the contrary this modern Christian music is accepted in the places of entertainment in the world is, simply because the music appeals to the sinful nature and the message contains nothing but flowery sentiment, with no biblical doctrine. Yes, the carnal minded christian may have good intention,but he fails to draw the lines of separation from the world.
Friends, Contemporary Christian music came to churches by way of the money-door. In our days Contemporary Christian music has become a billion dollar industry. Money is the name of the game. Greedy hearts and minds have found another way to make easy money, in churches and Christians lacking in spiritual discernment. This notion that changes are necessary (that the old hymns are out of style) in order to reach today’s young people has proven to be false. In the search for an answer to the ever-growing problems in the world multitudes have been led to sheer deception.
In These modern Churches which have given over themselves to the deception of so called ” modern Christian Music” Everything is geared to having a great emotional experience and sending people home with a happy feeling satisfaction. These churhces have made a mockery of worship , and the Devil is having a hey-day.
To make matters worse, Christians who profess to belong to the Lord Jesus Christ flood their homes with the sounds of the same music, that in no wise speaks or reflects the crucified life, separated from the world and separated unto God.
to be continued………………………
From The Staff of The Peoples Gospel Hour
The Bible reveals two ways which people are following to get into heaven. One way, the true way, is God’s way. God’s way into heaven is the way of peace and truth and righteousness. It is the only way approved of God. This way centers in the Lord Jesus Christ who said: “I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by Me” (John 14:6). The Bible declares that there is another way. “There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death” (Prov. 14:12).
There are so many popular ways today filled with lost multitudes all over the land, such as the way of morality, the way of respectability, the way of religion, the way of churchianity, the way of baptism, the way of christening, the way of confirmation, the way of penance, the way of confession, the way of “doing the best I can”, the way of self, the way of education, the way of philosophy, the way of false isms and cults that crowd the street. Little wonder then when we speak to people about the way of salvation, that so many have asked, “How can I know which is the true way? There are so many different ideas and so many religions.”
But there is ONE difference between God’s way of salvation and man’s way, and that difference is found in a Person, the Lord Jesus Christ. You will notice that man leaves Christ out of the center of his way. You will discover that the modern false cults and isms demote Christ to a mere man and add something to what He has already done for your salvation and mine. We become children of God through a supernatural birth. Jesus said to Nicodemus: “Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God” (John 3:3). Jesus also said, “Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again” (John 3:7)
“May the Lord bless you, and make you a blessing!” – The PGH Staff