I've read all the posts on the neutrality of music,I've looked openly at both sides...but my question remains to be answered from a biblical point of view....the question being: Why does a church *change* a style in the first place? What are the reason and benefits from it? Is it simply a reflection from our culture? Or does it go deeper? The reason I am concerned with this is because,I disagree with the philosophy that puts style ahead of bible teaching to *win* souls,I disagree with the thinking that the church has to look more like the world to attract the unchurched. I also disagree with the idea that other(mainly speaking,traditional hymns) worship styles mean a church is dead from true worship. I soley believe the church is to be like heaven on Earth(this is from one of John MAC's sermons). It should be foreign to an unbeliever,not something they could jive with or something that sounds like what they listen to on the radio. A worship service should be reverent and the music should prepare the hearts for the Word of God(the climax for worship). I believe the music should show the World the holiness of God in a way that they do not understand. When the church changes to grow a crowd,the downgrade has begun. But,probably in those churches,it had begun a long time ago. So,my concern is not with the music beat,etc....it is with the style changing and why it is happening? The underlying motive concerns me. Explain anyone?