I love music, like most of us do. One thing that really disappointments me about Christian music is that a lot of artists call themselves 'Christian', then show no fruit of that in their music. There are some supposedly 'Christian' artists that have absolutely amazing vocals or talent and then, after reading their lyrics, more than often, I'm disappointed.
Don't get me wrong, I'm not necessarily against listening to non-Christian music. What does bother me is when a so-called 'Christian' artist does not produce anything more than songs about their current girlfriend, high school drama, their favorite flavor of ice cream or some other shallow thought. Even if they say that 'it has good values'. Even if they mention that it is bad to steal, murder and lie. Even if they say they're trying to reach the 'non-believers'. I do not believe that it necessary or right for them to compromise their music 'to reach the lost'. It is sad to me that they are too ashamed of Jesus to call Him by name.
They don't seem to understand that it is impossible to please the world and God at the same time. They are either for Him or against Him...no in between. "He who is not with Me is against Me, and he who doesn't gather with Me, scatters." Matthew 12:30
Don't get me wrong, I'm not suggesting that these artists aren't truly Christians, nor am I judging them, because only God knows their hearts. I'm not saying that their music is bad or wrong to listen to. I'm not saying that I don't like them.
Basically, I wish that there were more unique, talented Christian artists out there that devoted their entire music profession(and life) to Jesus. I wish that by hearing their music I could instantly know if it is 'Christian' or not, rather have to spend a hour researching them to find out.
Opinions? Has anyone else ever thought this?
More thoughts on music coming later....
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