Contemporary Christian Music: Good or Bad

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  1. Dallasdid

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    Contemporary Christian Music is listen to by many Baptist youth and now the debate is on is this music good or is it bad. It definately is a generation thing. You got the older people in the church who favor Southern Gospel and hyms and then the younger likes the Contemporary Christian Music (CCM) So my question is Contemporary Christian Music Good or bad?
     
  2. Baptist Believer

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    Some is very good, some is very bad. You really can't make categorical statements about CCM as a whole.

    This doesn't necessarily hold true either. I know lots of older folks who intensely dislike Southern Gospel and a number of younger folks who love Southern Gospel.
     
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    It is not a generational thing. Subject matter is paramount to the discussion. There is also alot of "CCM" that is not good, and some that is very good. The problem comes when people try to generalize it all into one group.
     
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    Do you mean morally good or bad? I don't believe that it's either.

    There are individual artists and songs are OK and individual artists and songs that are not.

    For instance, I refuse to listen to Carman, as a rule, because he considers William Branham a "hero of the faith" and even went so far as to write a song praising him. In addition, he is a part of the WoF cult and this often finds it's way into his music.

    There are some songs of his which I would have no problem with with, such as "Revive Us, Oh Lord" or his versions of classic hymns. On the other hand, I have some serious problems with his songs such as the afforementioned William Branham song, "The Third Heaven" and "Satan, Bite the Dust".

    Phillips, Craig and Dean is another interesting example. They're Oneness Pentacostals who deny the Trinity but they have some wonderful songs that don't reflect their flawed theology.

    The vast majority of CCM artists are doctrinally sound and hold to orthodoxy but there are some out there who don't so it's up to you to know what you're listening to and to be able to discern between the good and the bad.

    Now, if you mean is it artistically good or bad, then 90% of it should be flushed.
     
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    G'day & welcome Dallasdid [​IMG] Good to see you are not shy about jumping straight into one of the more...'interesting'...discussions that rages on the board [​IMG]

    I just got home from work and did not read the poll correctly. If I would have noticed "Choose up to 2" in time I would have voted both yes & no. As I didn't see that until too late I took the question as yes or no and voted no.

    I disagree that the problem is a "generation thing". I'm 34 and play all sorts of styles on a Strat. I also think Isaac Watts/Charles Wesley/etc are the greatest song writers that the Church has ever had, and most modern songs can't go anywhere near matching that standard. If it came to a choice of the best hymns vs the best CCM, I would take the hymns every time.

    Pete
     
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    As we have an entire Forum devoted to music, we are closing this thread here and moving it to that location.

    Hum a nice Christian song while your computer transfers you! :D
     

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