Here is a facebook post by Brother C.F. What do others think on this issue? I am convinced that many times the attitude and the style of the music affects its appropriateness as a means to worship a Holy God. But whether we can make a blanket condemnation of certain music styles is an issue to discuss. Do you believe God would reveal this to someone while the majority of church leaders have no idea how the Lord feels about the music they play?
A WARNING ON WORLDLINESS – Sadly many of the world music & dance styles such as Rock'n roll, Azonto, Rap, Rave have invaded parts of the church. In the West for many years I tired of church worship that looked and sounded like a youth rock concert and with all the flashy lights & big screens which really just distracted your focus from God & have little anointing. In other places like Africa & Latin America they are bringing in & trying `christianize` tribal and fleshy dances like Azonto or Reggeton. And there are other so called cutting edge churches its ear deafening music like a Rave club & where the Pastor wears a Heavy Metal band t-shirt to really try to relate.
But is it in order?? or has the train left the tracks? Are these a radical new step or the dead meat of worldly ways!! They entertain but hinder you entering His presence, they are flesh which only gives birth to flesh. Such seeker sensitive methods only dilute the truth of holiness and pollute the people into becoming more worldly.
What about instead seeking to sound like Heaven, to worship the Lord in His holiness & Majesty, bringing an atmosphere of glory and anointing, drawing in spiritual songs from above: "Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom, teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord."(Col 3,16) . We must put aside the worlds ways and distracting methods, and seek God's face and worship Him in intimacy, purity & devotion: "the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for the Father is seeking such to worship Him. God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.” (John 3,23-24)
And yes the Lord has warned on this issue. In the recent Testimony of Heaven & Hell and the Condition of Todays Church, evangelist Rodolfo Acevedo testifies >>
(the Lord said) "Now Rodolfo, I am going to show you the real condition of the church right now”…. Now the Lord showed me a disco and a church and the Lord told me: “observe well” and I looked and saw that the church just looked like the disco! There was no difference! They had the same sound systems, same music, same equipment that is entering from the world into the church! The world should convert to Christianity but not the other way around. We are bringing the world into the church!
Also I have to tell you this: We cannot praise and worship God with Reggaeton, with Bachaton or Rock. Even today there are Christians songs that are being sung to God and then to the world, using the very same words! They don’t mention God but only mention the word ‘love’.
I also saw Rap music and Perreo in the church and that is unacceptable. The Bible says that we must worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness (Psa 96,9) ….. Rock is satanic and it was invented in hell. Pastors and evangelists, please get that Cursed music out of the churches!!!"
Whoever has ears to hear, let them hear. Amen.