Christian Rock or Rap is not from God according to the Bible.
In the 1980’s, a new style of music emerged. Christian Rock is popular in the secular world we live in today and has been popular for over 30 years. I am not going to mention any names or bands because my religion is the Holy Bible which teaches me not to be the Judge of someone’s behavior. All of these people could be sincere Christians. It is not up to me to decide as to their Salvation.
Just because something or someone calls themselves Christian does not mean that the thing or person is a Disciple of Jesus Christ. I called myself a Christian for many years but if you looked at my life, I was self absorbed and did not reflect the character of Jesus Christ. A good guide for Jesus’s Character is found in what is known as the Sermon on the Mount in Matthew 5 through 7.
Christian Berdahl has a seminar that does an excellent job explaining the contemporary Christian music environment. His website is below:
Derrol Sawyer was born in New York City and is a man that worked in the entertainment industry. Derrol also has a ministry that teaches about reverent Christian music. Here is one of his popular hymns. Notice how the melody & lyrics follow what the Bible teaches.
Psalm 98:5 “Sing praises to the Lord with the lyre, With the lyre and the sound of melody.”
Ephesians 5:19 “Speaking to one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody with your heart to the Lord.”
Christian Rock or Rap music has violent musical instruments Including full drum sets and lyrics that absolutely are NOT melodious. I have never heard, sang or read a Christian Hymn from the Church Hymnal at my Church that is ‘rock’ or ‘rap’ music. Our Hymnal Book has songs of Praise. Here are some of my Favorites.
A couple of days during the week I attend functions at one of these non denominational churches. In the center of the stage of this church is a full set of drums.
When I go to church, I don’t want to feel like I am walking into a night club or bar.
As we grow as Christians, we are to leave worldly things behind and become more like Jesus. We are taught about the Sanctification Process in the Bible. The old me that came to the foot of the Cross and repented would not be allowed to go to be with the Lord Jesus on Judgment Day. We need to become Holy People and I cannot see that happening with Christian Rock or Rap.
There are 150 places in the Bible where ‘sanctuary’ is mentioned.
Hebrews 8:2 “A minister in the sanctuary and in the true tabernacle, which the Lord pitched, not man.”
Hebrews 9:1 “Now even the first covenant had regulations of divine worship and the earthly sanctuary.”
I sense the growth of all these non denominational worship places is that the secular world is attracted to so called new age practices & styles of worship. Praise God if souls are won to Jesus Christ through these places.
Just be on guard as Satan is very clever in his deceptive ways of infiltrating ‘church’. The way to be prepared is to study our Bibles daily. Ask God to show you His Church.
I look forward to heaven where there will be no more death, violence, or suffering. We will be able to sit at Jesus feet and hear wonderful melodies. There will be cellos, flutes, harps, organs, pianos, and violins playing wonderful music Praising Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.