What types of Music should Christians listening to?

 I make an assumption that if you are a Christian, that you know enough fundamental doctrine to understand that Country, Rock, Rap, or other non-Christian music is not pleasing to God.  With that in mind, we see that many of the so-called Christian artists are relying on secular styles of music and calling it Gospel. Does God need to copy the devilís styles for his music? I think not. To determine what type of music Christians should listen to, we should go to the scripture. After reading the verses below, you should determine that the purpose of Christian music is to Praise the Lord.  Anything short of that goal is not edifying or worthy of our time.

 Psalms 9:2  I will be glad and rejoice in thee: I will sing praise to thy name, O thou most High.

 Psalms 21:13  Be thou exalted, LORD, in thine own strength: so will we sing and praise thy power.

 Psalms 28:6  Blessed be the LORD, because he hath heard the voice of my supplications. 28:7  The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusted in him, and I am helped: therefore my heart greatly rejoiceth; and with my song will I praise him.

 Psalms 33:1  Rejoice in the LORD, O ye righteous: for praise is comely for the upright. 33:2  Praise the LORD with harp: sing unto him with the psaltery and an instrument of ten strings. 33:3  Sing unto him a new song; play skilfully with a loud noise.

 Acts 16:24  Who, having received such a charge, thrust them into the inner prison, and made their feet fast in the stocks. 16:25  And at midnight Paul and Silas prayed, and sang praises unto God: and the prisoners heard them.

 Sadly, much of what goes by the title of Christian Music today is NOT Christian. It does not testify, praise or sing about the Lord Jesus Christ or God the father. In fact, a great deal of it does not even mention the Lord Jesus Christ. Much of today's Christian Music goes out its way to avoid the name of Jesus Christ Ė or any Christian content whatsoever.

 Martin Luther (Christian reformer of the early 1500ís) put his views of the state of salvation bluntly:  "whoever does not want to sing and speak of it shows that he does not believe it".

 According to the Lord Jesus Christ, Satanís goal is to uplift man and not God :

 Matthew 16:23  But he turned, and said unto Peter, Get thee behind me, Satan: thou art an offense unto me: for thou savorest not the things that be of God, but those that be of men.

 A Christian's music is sung to the Lord. It is not for the world.

 Psalms 40:1  To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David. I waited patiently for the LORD; and he inclined unto me, and heard my cry.  40:2  He brought me up also out of a horrible pit, out of the miry clay, and set my feet upon a rock, and established my goings. 40:3  And he hath put a new song in my mouth, even praise unto our God: many shall see it, and fear, and shall trust in the LORD.

 Psalms 144:9  I will sing a new song unto thee, O God: upon a psaltery and an instrument of ten strings will I sing praises unto thee.

 Can you even understand the lyrics of some of the contemporary styles of music and do the Country-Gospel lyrics even meet the Bibleís criteria of praising he Lord?

 1Corinithians 14:15  What is it then? I will pray with the spirit, and I will pray with the understanding also: I will sing with the spirit, and I will sing with the understanding also.

 Psalms 66:1  To the chief Musician, A Song or Psalm. Make a joyful noise unto God, all ye lands:  66:2  Sing forth the honor of his name: make his praise glorious.

 Hebrews 2:12  Saying, I will declare thy name unto my brethren, in the midst of the church will I sing praise unto thee.

 Psalms 149:1  Praise ye the LORD. Sing unto the LORD a new song, and his praise in the congregation of saints.  149:2  Let Israel rejoice in him that made him: let the children of Zion be joyful in their King. 149:3  Let them praise his name in the dance: let them sing praises unto him with the timbrel and harp.

 What does Lucifer or Satan know about music?

 From Ezekiel 28:13 we get a hint that Lucifer was once very involved with the music of heaven. He knows how to use the wrong music against humans.

 Eze 28:13  Thou hast been in Eden the garden of God; every precious stone was thy covering, the sardius, topaz, and the diamond, the beryl, the onyx, and the jasper, the sapphire, the emerald, and the carbuncle, and gold: the workmanship of thy tabrets and of thy pipes was prepared in thee in the day that thou wast created.   Eze 28:14  Thou art the anointed cherub that covereth; and I have set thee so: thou wast upon the holy mountain of God; thou hast walked up and down in the midst of the stones of fire.   Eze 28:15  Thou wast perfect in thy ways from the day that thou wast created, till iniquity was found in thee.


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