Why are many Christians so eager to jump on the bandwagon (pun intended) just because something says it's Christian?
For they loved the praise of men more than the praise of God.
I recently heard about another "Rocking out for Christ" type concert. Many Christians are making plans to attend. Churches are taking their youth groups so their kids can jump, shout, make "worship" gestures, and headbang.
Here is one of the groups performing.
Does this look "set apart" or "of the world"? Actually, they're dressed like they should be on the cover of a Twilight movie or Beetlejuice. Am I judging? No, I am not judging their heart, or how God may deal with them. I am discerning between the things of this world and holiness.
And here is some information I found that settled the issue for me.
Everyday more and more artists or bands in the Christian industry speak about shedding the title of "Christian." In an interview with STLtoday, front man of the band Skillet, John Cooper, went into greater detail about why he and his band prefer to avoid using the word "Christian."
"I just tell people I'm in a hard-rock band. I leave 'Christian' out," he told STLtoday. "A lot of people don't know what Christian rock is, or they think it's only for Christian people. We're not a band that only sings to Christian people. I meet tons of fans, and I've had fans that said, 'I'm an atheist and I love your message."
But he turned, and said unto Peter, Get thee behind me, Satan: thou art an offence unto me: for thou savourest not the things that be of God, but those that be of men. Matthew 16:23
Here is another group performing at this "Jam".
Pertaining to godliness?
What is my reasoning for being against this form of
"Christian" music and performance?
I will tell you.
God does not tell Christians to reach the world by becoming part of it!
In fact, the bible says, "And be not conformed to this world..."Romans 12:2
According to Solomon Olds, "To me, and pretty much anybody that's under my age, most Christian music is a turnoff. I don't want to be affiliated with that. I want to be affiliated with something that is great music.
Their debut album has been both disparaged and praised by Christian and non-Christian critics respectively for not containing overtly Christian content in any of its tracks.
Family Force 5 claims to be a Christian band and they may be a band made up of self-professing Christians. But the lyrics to their songs have nothing to do with Jesus Christ, His church or anything of lasting moral value. Their lyrics primarily fall into 3 categories: Partying, Dancing, and Infatuation with girls.
The music of Family Force 5 causes people to lose self control – which is in opposition to the fruit of the Holy Spirit.
In fact their lyrics encourage this:
Hey kids rock ‘n’ roll
Shake your body now lose control
Just Move it, Lose it
Whatcha Whatcha gonna do with it
Hey kids rock ‘n’ roll
Shake your body now lose control
There is spiritual danger behind this!
As for so called Christians, I can only think of two words...
It is like satan has unleashed a noxious gas that has dulled or totally paralyzed the minds of Christians.
Why don't parents, church leaders, and pastors find out more about these groups they are encouraging their kids to go watch?
My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge Hos. 4:6
How many don't care or don't want to see any harm in it? How many just want to please their children and give them an alternative(albeit it is not an alternative at all) to other activities? How many don't question it because it claims to be "Christian" oriented?
Do they see it as the lesser of two evils, or do they just not see the evil?
Satan is the master deceiver, and he is busy at work.
And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light. 2 Cor. 11:14
This goes for movies and other forms of "entertainment" as well!
Let's look at the Super Bowl.
Ouch, I'm stepping on some toes here.
However, I read on Christiannews.net that
Pop star Katy Perry, a former contemporary Christian artist, promoted experimenting with lesbianism during the halftime show during Super Bowl XLIX, singing her 2008 hit song “I Kissed a Girl” to the thousands gathered at the University of Phoenix stadium and the millions watching on television.
According to reports,the Super Bowl generated record ratings, up 4 percent from last year, with over 100 million people estimated as viewing the game, including the halftime show featuring Perry. Then there's the ads and the seductive, almost naked cheerleaders.
How many Christians seen nothing wrong with sitting through that? What's more, Many churches watch the Super Bowl inside the church! The same sins they decry, the bring into the church Super Bowl Sunday! They bring food, laugh, and cheer for their team.
How many Christians use the excuse of not living under the law anymore to justify their sinful actions? Does grace give any Christian the right to ignore or participate in sin?
However, many ignore the sin, or feel like they will not be affected by it.
Ye therefore, beloved, seeing ye know these things before, beware lest ye also, being led away with the error of the wicked, fall from your own steadfastness.
2 Peter 3:17
Many Christians misconstrue that all things are lawful for them, so "seeing" others sin should be okay as long as they are not the ones actually doing it. This would explain why Christians rationalize that it is perfectly okay to watch The Walking Dead and other demonic horror shows with wizards, zombies, vampires, and other forms that look like they crawled straight up out of the pits of hell.
But God's word says,
I will set no wicked thing before mine eyes: I hate the work of them that turn aside; it shall not cleave to me. Psalm 101:3
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