Re: Your thoughts on Christian lyrics
@Josiah Fingaz wrote:
And no offense but I don’t think that scripture says that at all. It does mean all things will be new meaning a new experience for us. If all things are new that would certainly apply to music as well as people. So if Christian music or Christian people are made new by your definition then what were they in the first place if they were Christian?
Actually, if you look at the root words in the greek it does speak to ALL things, not just an “experience”. Also, Christians are made new, look up the redemption of man at the second comming of Christ, paul spoke of it when he said “we only see ourselves in part as through a mirror.” So my definition is this, we are not yet completely new, though we are saved, there is still a final unvieling that Jesus is preparing.
@Josiah Fingaz wrote:
There isn’t a boogie man spirit in a song that was made by a person who isn’t a christian. If that is the case then we shouldn’t even speak with unbelievers because every time they speak a boogie man spirit is going to get you. They may or may not be influenced by a demonic spirit but I still have the choice to act the way I do. Listening to them speak isn’t going to put me under the influence of them unless I accept something false. That is why we test the spirits by the Spirit. If I rightly divide the truth then I either see what is true in God or what is false.
I would disagree with the spiritual implications of of music. When David played over King Saul it was a very spiritual event. There was a evil spirit opressing King Saul and David’s playing relieved him. This is also seen in Exodus when Moses comes from the mount. The people had turned their hearts to an idol, and when Moses heard their music to him it sounded like war. Music here, pointed at an idol, made the sound of a tumult out of control.
So, yes your “boogy men” or demonic forces are very much involved in music, which is clearly seen in the word.
And while I agree that while they speak you can divide their speech, are you talking them just to be cool? or are you speaking with them because you want to lead them to Jesus? Seeing as you are a man of firm faith I assume it is to lead them eventually to Christ. But I dissagree with this in context to music, like you said, you cannot lead music to salvation so why listen to it? This is no contradiction, I still believe music is to be redeemed, but why listen to music that you know is made by people that do not love God?