Music is a way to respond to what God has done. It seams to be a natural response to what God is doing, after the children of Israel crossed the red sea they sang to God while meriam led. The women in a dance to the Lord.Debra wrote a song of phrase after Sisera was defeated . Much of psalms are song of praise. Many were written was official national praise songs.
Paul admonishes believers to praise God with psalms ,hymns and spiritual songs, a psalm is a song with musical instruments.a hyim is music meant to be sing in a Congregational setting. A spiritual song is one that communicates a spiritual truth.I don’t think that this list was. Meant to limit what song but is a guide line. This is an outporng of being filled with the holy spirit.
Church history has shown that music follows movements of God.in e midle ages,church music as the chants.they were in a laungrege that no no one spoke.when the Reformation hit, music rose.Luther wrote hyims including “a mighty fortress is our Gid” music player a huge role in the Reformation.
“during Wesley revival in England, music had become cold and. Litergical.Wesley used populer songs reset to spiritual meanings.music rose and. Spread..”
When Darwin theory was published,it divided the church into fundamentalist and liberal camp..some in the fundamentalist camp wanted to preserve the vicctorrien era not just the bible.the evangelical movement tried to be a third way.
In the 1960 and 70s,hippies got saved and began to christionize the music of the day.this head a precursor to Christian rock.what is comonly called contemporary Christian music or ccm.if was controversial even in evengelicall circles.in the 80s it became more insituionized and in the 99s became part of Maine stream record labels.
With the coming together of evengellical churches in the 90s,ccm became the center of the united Protestant movement.Manny churches have replaced the chhior with the prize team and the hyims with phrase and worship chorus.
The three uses that divide evangelicals from fundamentalist is king James, a and music. The last two have made cooperation and even co existence impossible.fundamentalist believe ccm is the devils music and evengellicals believe that hymns are. Old and. Outdated.
Then come me who has lived in both worlds.I have attended both styles of churches. While I do not believe music is neutral I don’t believe that there ate style of tunes that are evil.I do not like that evengellicals will not call a space aka spade,they seam to want to protect the medium more then protecting holiness.I ask to make my faith my own.when I phrase God I gravitate towards ccm not hym. when a song go thorough my head it is Christian rock not a hym.
I am convicned that the textus receptis and mesoretic text is superior to the dead sea scrowl and the nestle aland .I believe in seperation.evengelical are leaning towards accepting catholic,morman and now there is the chrislam .
What do I do?I am at ending a fundamentalist church.I love the people and the preaching,I don’t mind seingn gym.it is hard knowing in do something that is frowned upon. I have given up ccm for a time but I am sure I need to.as I said in my last post I am sick of this disocnect.I am still working thorough this issue. I am STil not sure how to procede.