Rom_12:2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God. Co 6:14-17 Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness? And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel? And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you, 1Jn_2:15 Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him. We these verses in mind: we are to not be conformed to, which means to be fashioned according to, and we are to be separate from the things of this world, and we are not to love the things of this world. My question is how do these verses apply to music? Do you think it is possible that some popular Christian music and artists have been conformed to the world or are not separating completely? Do you think a musical style is worldly in the sight of God? Why or why not? Please do not get offensive or bitter at me, I am not a judge of others who have different music standards than I, and as Baptists we all hold to individual soul liberty and we are ultimately all responsible to God, I am a young Preacher trying to develope music standards that are pleasing to the Lord. What are you're thoughts? P.S. please stick to topic of the style itself being wordly, I am not talking about drums or guitars being evil, because I do not believe that at all. again, please stick to this specific argument, I have no interest in attacks on the character of musical artists or anything, as I find the wordliness to be the biggest obsticle to my embracing of CCM and other Contemporary music styles.