Is "Secular" Music Evil? || Jefferson Bethke

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  • 2014-05-16T05:09:14

Man I would rather keep all the crap out. To live is christ, and to die is gain. I'm not planning on blurring the lines between christ, and worldly life anymore. And isn't that the name of a hit song? "blurred lines"? You gotta be real careful.

  • 2013-12-10T06:44:35

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  • 2013-12-09T15:15:54

Sabrina Myseason Wright I totally agree. God has provided enough music to us so that we don't have to look elsewhere for truth and inspiration. We are warned to be careful of what we hear; and I don't care in what context one may try to place this, it applies to everything that can be heard.

  • 2013-07-27T03:32:10

What you put in you get out... Listening to "secular music" is just that. Remember Lady Gaga, she had a bunch of hits that were catchy and not that bad... well now look at her. Also remember this, Satan is of this world. We are to Glorify God with everything we do. Satan will always try to show himself as desirable, Among a cd of bad songs there will be that good one and that is the starting point to you listening to the others.

  • 2013-07-27T03:26:21

Miguel I agree!! We are told to guard our minds and hearts In Philipiand 4:6-9 it is pretty clear what we are to do. And though this man is a clearly gifted speaker, he didn't really do his homework.

  • 2013-06-05T01:27:26

well said.

  • 2013-02-12T23:37:36

My parents became christians when I was 7. I was riased by a very reasonable Dad/over-bearing strict Mother. According to Mom, the answer to everything was NO! I couldn;t listen to music, wear makeup or pants....Finally, in my late 30's, early 40's, I actually let God answer those questions for me. Makeup, or pants or the music that I listened to were never the issue...The "issue" was the conition of my heart. I am so thankful to My Heavenly Father for enlightening me.

  • 2013-02-07T23:32:36

thats good

  • 2013-02-07T23:30:39

SEVEN PRINCIPLES OF SPIRITUAL MUSIC. (1) It must be understandable (1 Co. 14:15). (2) It must be under the control of the Holy Spirit (Ep. 5:18,19). (3) It must be “to the Lord” (Ep. 5:19). (4) It must be thankful (Ep. 5:20). (5) It must be in the name. of Jesus Christ (Ep. 5:20). (6) It must be based on the. Word of Christ (Col. 3:16). (7) It must be sung with. grace in the heart to the Lord (Col. 3:16).

  • 2013-01-05T22:43:17

AMEN i agree and thank you for taking the time to comment i appreciate it :)

  • 2013-01-05T22:35:28

I would say that none of it is good , we are not just talking words but the spirit behind it is bad , it clogs discernment and corrupt people( tranferance of spirit) ... he if a person started out ok once they sell their soul that spirit travels across every once of their music ... Me personally I wouldnt spend time praying , fasting and focusing on Jesus only to put that mess back in my head with listening to it ... again the word dont have to be bad or perverted music hasnt always been this way , but the devil has turned up the heat because his time is short , we have to stay wise ....

  • 2013-01-05T21:25:28

I used to be a fan of this guy but I am drawing myself away from what he says. should christians listen to secular music, should we as christians even be having this discussion at all seeing the word of GOD is so black and white and these issues. What happens when we listen to wordly music is that we get caught up in a spirit of the world and the GOD tells us in HIS word that we are not to love the world nor the things that are in the world. GOD's word also tells us not to be conformed to this world or the worlds ways of doing things but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. And I would agree that not all secular music is bad but the thing is wjy listen a song that glorifies the world when you can listen to a song that glorifies GOD I feel that there is far to much leaniancy in the church today and not enough of good solid bible based teaching far too much luke warm teaching going on and not enough of good solid teaching that challenges us and provokes us.

  • 2013-01-01T19:24:01

OH NOO! Jefferson is goiing to Hell!?......we living in a world with full of Christians that are soo easy to judge or point out fingers. why cant they understand that God is the only one that can judge. and we were called to love one another. dont you think its better if you see a brother in Christ listening to a song like the example above, Man in the Mirrow from micheal jackson, is to mind your own business. you dont know his heart. only God knows and if this person listening to this type of music to see "How can I make this song a metaphor that parallels the GOSPEL?" is obvious is not about JUST himself. we all gotta know that this worldy artist is not just plain evil. they probably didnt had Christ in their hearts but that dosnt mean they didnt had a heart for other people or they were hard headed. so forget about researching whoever im listening to. Worry about your relationship with God and Love your nieghbor. sorry the way i approach in the beginning but i had too. i been through it because ive judge other people before and now i understand that its better if we all just show LOVE instead making them feel bad. God is all bout LOVE. nothing in this world is gona make God love you less. and yes Devil is a deceiver but i Believe we all are strong in Christ whoever believes in his name.

  • 2012-12-30T23:39:48

well I disagree, scripture tells us to guard our mind! and not to ever compromise, Carlos Satana plays music without lyrics alot of the times but many of his interviews he'll tell you he speaks with a spirit( a demon) named "Metatron" "Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils;" Miguel is right do the research on your artist before listening to them.

  • 2012-12-01T23:48:00

"Lucifer" was the director of music in heaven before he was condemned. There are many artists that do produce music that is artistically excellent but with motives and dedications to the enemy of our souls. I agree that there is music that does not point to Jesus and still has a good message. However, I know that all music has its author's heart behind it just as David's heart was in the music through the playing of his harp and it was this that brought soothing to the king's heart. There is a line just like in most areas of our life that God says not to cross. If we really want to glorify Him and live for Him, why should we live trying to get as close as possible to the line without crossing to the point of disobedience instead of trying to stay as far away possible to the line in accordance to a heart of worship to our Lord? Now worship is not about music, it is a lifestyle and if one gets too deep and selective into the barometer of "what is secular but still good" or "how can I make this song a metaphor that parallels the gospel", we are not making it about Him but about us, and this can be deadly and misleading. Don't play with fire, the scripture guides us to guard our minds. Do the research on who you listen to. Remember that the devil is a deceiver and a liar and he appears as an angel of light trying to make us stumble.

  • 2012-11-30T15:41:09

Lord guide Him in all his thought process that He will not take truth from your words!

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