I keep hearing folks saying the one musical form we need to avoid at times is the "gospel song." Doesn't matter if it is newly written, or 150 years old. The problem is that a "gospel song" makes clear the divide between the state of being born again, and not being born again. Visitors, I'm told, want to be assured everyone is on the same spiritual path, just all at different points. The idea of a person having to repent, believe, seek salvation, and wait for the Lord to do a work in their soul is repugnant, so we cannot sing those songs. Heaven help us, maybe we need to sing all gospel songs for awhile.