KrispyKrittr wrote:You said it, Diane... much more eloquent than I could.We throw the word "annointing" around like it was candy. We get goose bumps when someone sings and we call them "annointed". Based on what? I find most Christian music today to be bland and uninspired... which is kinda what Kerry Livgren was getting at in my original post.As a football coach I get goose bumps watching a great linebacker sack a quarterback for a 7 yard loss. Does that mean the linebacker was "annointed"? No... that means he has a God given talent that he has worked hard to develop and dial in.It's interesting that I can listen to the same preacher as someone else... and they can walk away and say "That man was annointed today!" ... and I'm thinking "Wow... that message didnt inspire me at all."And it's funny to me that a lot of the people who are considered "annointed" preacher/teachers today teach some of the most heretical things.I think we need to dispense of the Christianeze, and begin doing word studies to really understand the scriptural definition of things... such as what it means to be annointed.Krispy
Ormly... you're completely misunderstanding everything I'm saying, but perhaps I can clarify something for you?Krispy
I think we need to dispense of the Christianeze, and begin doing word studies to really understand the scriptural definition of things... such as what it means to be annointed.
Yea, or explore some unbiblical Christian concepts that everyone thinks are biblical. Like why do we feel the need to hold worship services in church buildings? Why do we refer to church buildings as "God's House" when scripture clearly teaches that God's temple is not made of wood and stone.Or... why do Protestants critisize the Catholic Church for it's many pagan rituals and symbols, while Protestants continue to use the same pagan rituals in the observence of the Lord's Supper?Please dont talk about these things on this thread... this thread is intended to be about art, music and the believer.Krispy
KrispyKrittr wrote:Ormly... you're completely misunderstanding everything I'm saying, but perhaps I can clarify something for you?Krispy
hhhhmmmmmmm.....I agree 100% with you Krisp and Diane.God Bless
I don't believe so, Krispy. What I read in this from you and Diane is that you have a particular [b]antinomian[/b] point of view you wish to protect, however hidden under the guise of freedom in the Lord. You do so at great expense to holiness and as a consequence the presence of God. Realizing it seems to be escaping you.
Much of the Christian entertainment music, even if it has a spiritual base, doesnt seem to give itself to congregational singing.
Hey, what do you guys think about playing "blues" in church?
I feel that it is the responsibility of those who lead the singing to think about those to whom they are ministering, and not their own preferences, or what the other churches are doing. What kind of mood do you want to create?
Antinomian: "a person who maintains that Christians are freed from the Law by virtue of grace as set forth in the gospel"