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Music Standards

Discussion in 'Baptist Colleges & Seminaries' started by Salty, Feb 3, 2018.

  1. Salty

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    Found this in the Student hand book of Faith Baptist Bible College.

    Would you say this is a reasonable standard?


    PRACTICAL APPLICATIONS FOR STUDENTS The desire of Faith Baptist Bible College and Theological Seminary is to teach students to recognize and value excellent, God-honoring music, and to use discernment when making music selections for various settings. The following questions reflect the College’s music philosophy and are meant to help guide students in their personal music choices. Students should refrain from listening to any music which would elicit a negative response to any of the following questions.  Does this song, artist, or performance glorify God by reflecting His character?  Does this influence me toward godliness? Does it appeal to the flesh or the Holy Spirit?  Are the lyrics (and the worldview behind the lyrics) pure, true, honorable, virtuous, and praiseworthy?  In avoiding questionable things, would this song be considered “excellent”?  Am I willing to give this song/music up for my Savior?  Does this music encourage others toward Christ-likeness?  Does this music help me to demonstrate a separation from the world and a love for God?  Is there any potential that this music could cause a brother to stumble?  Does this song honor the reputation of Christ? Does the testimony of the artist honor the reputation of Christ?
     
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    That behavior should be the goal of a mature Christian, but you can't change the heart by enforcing a behavior rule.
     
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    Not a reasonable standard as almost nothing "in the world" can pass the test.

    Going out to eat at a fancy restaurant?

    Buying jewelry?

    Going to a sporting event?

    Going shopping for an expensive suit for that upcoming job interview?

    Apply the same tests to these activities and tell me the outcome.

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    I was accepted at Faith Baptist - but ended up not going.
    Not because of the standards - but because I chose to re-up in the Army.

    Looking at the Student handbook - I would not have had any problems with the standards!
     
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