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Should a Christian listen to "secular" music?

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  1. SaggyWoman

    SaggyWoman Active Member

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    Your thoughts
     
  2. Joe

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    Absolutely :) Or I would need to delete the majority of the songs on my ipod!
     
  3. I Am Blessed 24

    I Am Blessed 24 Active Member

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    Depends on what kind it is...
     
  4. Matt Black

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    I voted 'yes' but on reflection probably should have put 'other answer'; like Sue, I would say "it depends what it is" (I would for example have grave reservations about listening to something blatantly Satanic like Deicide); I also have a problem with the word "should" in the question - I'd prefer "may" instead.
     
  5. Joshua Rhodes

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    Get outside the Christian/Church bubble once in a while and breathe! "In the world not of the world" means we need to rub shoulders once in a while with other people.
     
  6. annsni

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    For me, I think it really depends. There are some awesome songs out there that are not "Christian" and there are some awful songs out there that ARE Christian. LOL! It would depend on the words of the song and also the background of the person. I find that there are people who struggled with stuff in another time and they tie the music to that time and just cannot listen to it. These are oftentimes the ones who are extremely vocal against rock music. If they cannot do it without being tempted to sin, then they should not listen to it.

    But I enjoy some music that is not Christian and I enjoy some music that is Christian. Honestly, I'm not even into a lot of the Christian pop music right now because it just doesn't say much to me or has tunes that I enjoy. But then again, I'm a child of the 80s and I still love some of that music!
     
  7. PastorSBC1303

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    Yes, yes, please see pg. 8 article IV, section IIIa of your Do's and Don'ts manual that was handed to you when you was saved.

    Oh, that's not in Scripture you say? hmmm well never mind that, just refer to it anyways :tonofbricks:
     
  8. bobbyd

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    It depends on what it is, i wouldn't suggest listening to secular music exclusively though.
     
  9. SBCPreacher

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    YES! Everybody must listen to some instrumental Jazz and Big Band every now and then. Must, not should, must!

    But, no one is allowed to listen to Country. No one is allowed to listen to anything with a Steel Guitar in it - the Steel Guitar is of the devil.


    Seriously though, it depends on the music. There is a lot of music that glorifies things that the Bible says is evil. We've gotta discern.
     
  10. Joshua Rhodes

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    My Music History professor in college, Dr. Harry Mallard, used to say all the time of contemporary church music:

    "Where the saxophone is, God is not."

    I loved Dr. Mallard, but disagreed with him as much then as I do now.
     
  11. SBCPreacher

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    Hey, wait a minute. I'm playing the Sax this year in our community band. I'm convinced that God loves the Sax (and sometimes even when I play it!).
     
  12. MichelleinPA

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    I say yes, especially if it is country music.
     
  13. webdog

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    ...there goes the whole omnipresence thing.
     
  14. The Scribe

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    It depends on the message. Even some so-called "christian" musicians are more secular in their music than they ought to be.

    Also, many cross-over so they can make more money and we find out they weren't true Christians after all.
     
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