- FOLLOWING A THOROUGH STUDY
of the philosophies and lifestyles of popular music producers, it is
not difficult to discern that they have long and well understood
that music is likely the most powerful
tool to effect personal and societal change ever employed! An
understanding and appreciation of this basic fact, combined with the
radical change in modern distribution of music and the subsequent
loss of local control over content, has enabled the swift and
significant degradation in public morality and subsequent,
widespread personal behaviors seen over the past 70+ years. It is
not to be presumed that the Church has been immune to the battle
Satan has Only at our own greatest peril
can we forget that humanity has an Enemy who excels in knowledge and
corrupt wisdom...seeking every method of separating man from God in
both spirit and personal experience. Music which violates Godly
principle has no place in the life of those who call upon the Lord
for salvation. Unholy music cannot be made holy through the
implementation of "religious" sounding words or names. The mere
mention of the name Jesus in a song does not sanctify music which
fails on other accounts.
- IT IS THE HEIGHT OF PRESUMPTION
to believe that men and women can come to God in any manner of
choose...and HE has to take it!
What you win them with...is what
you win them to!
Can't we all just try to "get along" on
this issue? Certainly, if the basic premise that the Holy
Bible is to be our guide about ALL THINGS including musical
principle. "Reaching people where they are", so-called "cultural
differences", music for "today" and "what I like" are NOT valid
excuses for the violation of principle located therein. The track of truth lies close beside the
track of error, and both tracks may seem to be one...to minds which
are not worked by the Holy Spirit, and which, therefore, are not
quick to discern the difference between truth and error.
IF THERE WERE
no Biblical principles for music...there would be an excuse for much
of the music chosen by many people today, Christian and
non-Christian alike, but that is not the case. Each of us IS what we
hear and see! By beholding (or hearing) we ARE changed.
Prove all things; hold fast that which is good.
1 Thessalonians 5:21
SONG IS ONE of the most effective means of
impressing spiritual truth upon the heart. Often by the words of
sacred songs the springs of penitence and faith have been unsealed.
Our thanks go out to many of our fellow Christian broadcasters who
have, through their published statements, aided us in our quest
to present the following information in a clear and concise manner.
Truth is truth. May we all be faithful to the Living Word who never fails to guide
the sincere heart.