What type of Music does your Church has?
By Shaila Touchton Today’s world's churches are filled with perverted and corrupt gospels and doctrine of the devils. Their Music is Worldly, coming from human thoughts, philosophy and emotions which is chaotic and noisy Entertainers who are very deceitful in nature “ In the name of Praising God” . Their loud music is a physically and spiritually a distraction so much that one can not hear what they are singing or saying. I don't condemn anyone, for the Bible condemns all of us. In The Old Testament Singing, playing, and dancing were some of the music used to Praise God. They claim to worship best in with their rock/hippop concert environment which brings self attention and self-glorification which does not honour Christ .Their loud music distracts us from keeping our thoughts pure and focusing on God. when we hear to such music it doesn’t bring conviction to the lost nor becomes rejoice to the saved. In Ezekiel 28:13 says We know that Lucifer was created with an inbuilt music system so he is well equipped to deceive the world with unholy sounds. Such so called Christian bands are interested in making albums and making money out of it drawing attention to themselves rather than God. In some other churches the talented singer or musician performs music while the whole congregation sits and watches the performance instead of singing and praising God with together with hyms and psalms exalting God together. Their music glorifies the talented singer. Hebrews 2:12 says , “…in the midst of the church will I sing praise unto thee.” Notice the Bible says “sing” and not “listen. when people are simply sitting and listening to a choir or performer they are not obeying God's command to sing. They are not "offering the fruit of our lips(Hebrews 13:15). People are more interested in pleasing themselves, than pleasing God. Scripture commands not to make ourselves friends of the world and enemies of God (James 4:4) Many carnal Christians are in shame that the great hymns of the faith are often viewed as ancient and outdated for today's modern Christian. In scripture I John 2:16. God says that all that is in the world is not of the Father and falls under one of these three sinful categories the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life.Romans 12:2 reads, “And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God. There are various instruments used in Bible times such as harp, lyre ,lute , horn, or shofar ,the trumpet ,flute, pipe ,tambourine sistrum ,cymbals and bells . 125 Old Testament verses describe worshiping God by singing. Lets examine few Scriptures: Deuteronomy 31:19 - Write down this song ... put it in their mouths. 2 Samuel 22:1 - David spoke to the Lord the words of this song... 2 Chronicles 29:30 - Sing praise to the Lord with the words of David... Psalm 40:3 - He has put a new song in my mouth - Praise to our God. Psalm 51:14,15 - My tongue shall sing aloud of Your righteousness. O Lord, open my lips, And my mouth shall show forth Your praise. Psalm 71:23 - My lips shall greatly rejoice when I sing to you. Psalm 89:1 - I will sing of the mercies of the Lord forever; with my mouth will I make known your faithfulness. Psalm 126:2 - Then our mouth was filled with laughter, and our tongue with singing... Isaiah 52:8 - With their voices they shall sing together... 60 Old Testament verses refer to worshiping God by using instruments. Here is few scriptures what they say 2 Samuel 6:5,21 - Israel played before the lord on instruments. 1 Chronicles 23:5 - They praised the lord with instruments which David made for giving praise 2 Chronicles 7:6 - The Levites had instruments of music, which David had made to praise the lord. David offered praise by their ministry. 2 Chronicles 29:25 - The Levites were arranged with cymbals, stringed instruments, and harps. This was commanded of the Lord. Psalm 43:4 - On the harp I will praise you. Psalm 68:25 - Singers went before, players followed after. Psalm 150:3-5 - Praise Him with the trumpet, harp, etc But in The New testament (John 16:13) we are commanded to worship God in spirit and in truth .We glorify God in our singing praises to His name by Speaking to one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord(Ephesians 5:19). Colossians 3:16 says when we sing, we are to speak, teach, and admonish one another. So now my question is -What type of music your church is playing or encouraging?