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Music Choices

Should a Christian listen to secular music?
That is the question of the week posed by
In answering that question, they advocate looking at three aspects of the music:
  1. The purpose of music.
  2. The style of music.
  3. The content of the lyrics.

They especially spend some time evaluating the content aspect to the music we choose to listen to, referring to two particular verses:

Philippians 4:8 “Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable — if anything is excellent or praiseworthy — think about such things.”

2 Corinthians 10:5 "take captive every thought and make it obedient to Christ."

Our decision process in choosing music is similar to how we should go about evaluating all entertainment that we expose ourselves and others to. Are we too conformed to the pattern of this world? If we are, we may find ourselves unable to test and approve what God's will is...

Romans 12:2 "Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will."

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