So what your saying; using an electric guitar to worship = the devil's work ? Completely disagree. Rock music has a bad image because often lyrics contain references to sex, drugs, alcohol, disobeying authority, destruction and explicit content. Can rock music be clean ? sure can.
I would like to remind people to look up the history of many popular pieces of classical music written couple of hundred years ago and earlier, then look up the meaning or the reason for the composition. What you will find is that quite often it was written with sinful reasons like lust, adultery, murder, etc..
suggested reading: http://books.google.com/books/about/Swooning.html?id=tqA5PAAACAAJ
@yousef a bland hypothesis, are drums or a flute equating to devils work no; obviously so, .....but when it comes to WORSHIP of Jesus Christ, most definitely. Are you saying youre taking your guitar to heaven and when you come before you you proudly stand and play a riff or 2? How many churches and Christians followed Michael Smiths' Christian music, then later it emerges he worships satan and derives his power from him.
Show me in the bible where music equates worship? Who fathers music in the bible, its not God. It IS a powerful weapon of satans, you are welcome to disagree, even when so well disguised, worship some god with the music of the world. persons like Justin Bieber, Rihanna, the beatles and many more are the obvious choice, taking control of 'Christian music' is happening right now. Can rock music be clean yes sure, however we are speaking of music in the churches, whether its worship lyrics, rock, hiphop or more its all the same to me. It sure is popular and attracts members.
I for one will not bow, let me ask this of you: What does it profiteth you? Might make you money and influence people with the lyrics; but I rather heed God's warnings ... be not deceived by NO means.
Shalom ...mere thoughts of caution.
PS: When I grew up I listened to van halen, thin lizzy pink floyd, so I do know my music, it does not belong where people gather to worship, didn't happen in the early churches.
the word drum is not in the bible....the word rock and roll is reference to sex....so calling it christian rock music is like naming it christisn sex music.....
there a lot of satanic symbolisn in rock music....
failed unemployed rockers turn to christian music because they cant make it main stream.
Drums aren't in the Bible but neither is a piano or organ. Drugs aren't mentioned in the Bible either but does that mean we can do it because it's not there?
Don't join them in Antichrist error! Drums and organ are not in the bible? What bible you got? Pss.150 Praise him with the timbrel (ie drum) and dance: praise him with stringed instruments and organs.
Sorry for my ignorance Joy. I didn't know the timbrel was a drum. Didn't know organ was there. I never looked the word up in the concordance because I thought surely it wasn't in the Bible. I have the NKJV, NIV, KJV, Study Bibles, etc. I don't know if there is one I don't have. I also have the Living Bible though I haven't read that one in many years. I'm not sure what AntiChrist error I was joining.
Minister Karl has misled many. Victory over Antichrist was given by Jesus to his musicians. The Harps of God Revelation 15. So the Antichrist side of these churches are against music! Being against music is an error! Not your fault I fault Karl.
I guess my reply sounded like I was saying they should not do it. Here is a better example: Ice skating, basketball, etc isn't in the Bible. Are we not suppose to do those? Even if drums wasn't mentioned in the Bible, why is it so wrong to use them? Is that a better example?
@Taminator Joy=fun, Happiness Making Merry =Fun We have orders from God to have fun! God created us having fun! Let no antichrist take away your fun! Jer.30  And out of them shall proceed thanksgiving and the voice of them that make merry: and I will multiply them, and they shall not be few; I will also glorify them, and they shall not be small.
And my best times times are with the Lord, wouldn't you agree? The next is being with my husband. I was watching my praise band play the bass, electric guitar, & the drums yesterday. Man, they was rocking those things. I love it. I don't think any of it is wrong. I just think it's the preference of the listener as well as how they have been raised. I was raised to only wear dresses, never to run in church, always whisper, not drink in the sanctuary, etc. Those are rules that have been beaten in our heads. I think those are man's rules, not God's rules. His grace is with us & His mercy carries us through. I think He could care less how we worship Him. Some do it quietly, others with music, some in prayer, some alone, The Lord doesn't have a specific way. Just give Him what is due Him. I'm a singer so that's how I do it. Now, we don't need music to worship but it does help usher in the Holy Spirit even if for some it's only emotions. God gave us those emotions so I have no problem with them. One day I'm shouting, another on my knees, another I'm at the altar arms raised & praising the Lord, the next I'm at the altar in prostate manner praising my Lord. Anyways, I think it's silly to say one is of satan. Love you all
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