Good post Diane,MC
Psalm 150:5God can use guitars, drums and music of all styles...what he can't use is pride, rebellion, and the works of the flesh!at this point I think the style of the music is almost irrelevent. I know people who sing Gospel music just like Garth Brooks because they loved country music then got saved. they can't seem to let that part of them go, maybe (or thats just who they are--they are being themselves and God can use someone who is real).It's the condition of the heart that God uses. If it's bluegrass gospel and you are playing to appeal to the flesh, for the purpose of entertainment, it has no place in the body of christ....if it worships the flesh rather then God himself...I took my 12 year old daughter to a "Dare 2 Share" convention last month. It was the first time we have heard of dare 2 share, and did not know what to expect. We were very dissapointed when they wrapped it all up with a concert by a group called "Super Chick" they were nothing more than a Rock band (looked and sounded, acted and lyrically...like an 80's rock band at that) my 12 year old daughter even said, "I don't get it dad, if you did -dare 2 share- and invited someone here to get saved they would not have heard anything from this band that would tell them what the Gospel is all about."With all honesty, if you just woke up and found yourself in that concert there would be no way to tell that it was a christian event! the jumping off of speakers, smoke screens, and the lyrics all entertained the flesh but had nothing at all to do with God.not because the style of the music though, but because of the lack of the message. they have forgotten thier purpose was the message of the Gospel and to worship!If it's not spreading the Gospel message or offering Worship to God then it is nothing more than entertainment. If entertainment has a place it's not on the pulpit, in the church, disguised as christian ministry!when sinners (who are lost) look for something they can believe in they are wanting a change, something different.....they need substance. not someone who acts just like them, listens to the same music, watches the same trash on tv, goes to the same places, talks the same, they need a change in thier lives and all they are looking for is someone who truly loves God and truly (and genuinly) cares about them! Don't try to entertain them into the kingdom but Love them into the kingdom of God.God Bless Roy
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