SHOULD CHRISTIANS LISTEN TO SECULAR MUSIC?
Here are my thoughts on the matter. Now first I want us to expand the concept of “secular” which means “not connected with religious or spiritual matters.”
A UI, ISI, Oxford etc are secular institutions. NaGeo, CNN etc are secular channels unlike TBN, Dove TV etc. Now to music; twinkle twinkle little star, National Anthem, wedding/birthday songs etc are examples of secular songs.
Now we understand the word “secular”. There’s a branch of secular that we Christians call “Wordly”. What do we tag as Wordly? “For everything in the world–the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life–comes not from the Father but from the world.” 1John2:16
-whatever promotes any of the attributes in 1John 2:16☝🏽
-Whatever counters our faith.
-whatever preaches immorality/lust
-whatever goes against the features of Phil 4:8, etc, these are secular songs, but more precisely WORLDY-Secular songs.
Phil 4:8 says, “Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.”
So ALL worldly songs are secular, but not ALL secular songs are worldly. I hope we got that.
So the question is should Christians listen to secular songs?
Here’s my opinion, Since we’ve established secular to mean “not connected to religion or spiritual matters”, it’s safe to say that AS CHRISTIANS, Non worldly-secular songs are like junk food.
I call them that because eating them every now and then though isn’t beneficial to your (spiritual) health won’t kill either, but having them in large quantity (compared to quantity of healthy food) OR living off of them ALONE is dangerous to your health and can lead to death.
That’s basic. This also means that the healthiest way is to simply do without them and stick to fresh foods I.e “gospel/Christian music” 🍃 🌱 🍅 🌽 😁 because Music draws your attention (consciously or subconsciously) to its topics, as a Christian you’ll be better off drawn to God’s presence more often than to any other.
Worldly-Secular music on the other hand are drops of poison to your spirit man. Music is the only element that gains access to your heart and spirit without your permission.
Whatever content the music carries, be it immorality, lust, love of money, envy or pride goes straight into you and sticks its root into the soil of your heart.
What’s the implication of this? Prov 4:23 says “Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it.” When the heart is corrupted, it WILL (not “it may”) influence your actions. This is what drives a person into a sinful lifestyle.
As a Christian, it is wrong and dangerous to listen to Wordly music.
It is even worse for a Christian who has many young Christian followers to encourage this. You have no idea the level of damage you’re causing on them.
Some might ask “what about listening to a Christian song produced by a Wordly person?” As a Christian with followers, I won’t condemn the song nor will I endorse it.
If I encourage my followers to listen to it, I’m also drawing their attention to the artist and his works (past and present) and then what happens when the artist later decides to sing the opposite?
Now this is a different case from if the artist openly claims to be born again and has turned a new leaf. Wisdom is key.
In conclusion, always remember that your body is the temple of God and this includes your heart. Guard its gateway against polluting content. God bless. 🙌🏼”
~Written by Joshua Mike-Bamiloye
Sometime ago I posted a thread about Christians playing secular music during their wedding receptions and here is a better approach to it! I hope this blesses you❤
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Pastor Kumuyi’s reaction to his birthday celebration
As the church is moving forward, we need ideas from the youth to spread the gospel and innovate evangelism.
If you have innovative ideas, don’t be too shy to share with the church.
“And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.”
- Roman 12:2 KJV
“The glory of this latter house shall be greater than of the former, saith the Lord of hosts: and in this place will I give peace, saith the Lord of hosts.”
Haggai 2:9 KJV
What Does Jesus Want for Christmas?
What Does Jesus Want for Christmas?
everyone is preparing for Christmas, you need to see the crowd at Alaba intl Market yesterday….. Someone told me that he visited Oshodi central market on Christmas Eve and almost lost is shadow in the crowd. Hahaha 😴
Preparation everywhere… One thing that I get to notice is that we prepare more for the funFair part, we spent more time planning and thinking of what to eat, drink and wear. Which I 100% agree that is all part of the celebration of Christmas.
But have you ever asked yourself this question…
What Does Jesus Want for Christmas?
what gift those he desire from us? What has always been is dearest desire and expectation from us.
There is really only one thing that Jesus wants for Christmas. Jesus wants you.
Of course He wants other people too, but you cannot give other people to Jesus. You can only give yourself.
You can exhort and challenge others to give themselves to Christ, but that begins by giving yourself fully to Christ. Prepare to receive him, Create a room for him in your heart.
You are aware of what happened 2000 years ago according to the Gospel of Luke 2:6-7
While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born, 7 and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no guest room available for them.
So back then there was no room available for him….
What about now he wants you, One of the greatest gifts you can give Jesus this season is the gift of you. Jesus wants a relationship with you.
Your distance brother
©️ Apt Clement OC Merciful
Merry Christmas to you all
Sister Toyin Oluyemisi Ojo’s Glorious exit.
Death and satan have lost battle over your passing because a soul has just been added to the Kingdom of God.
Words can not describe the intensity and depth of how many people will miss you. So articulate and determined person of rear nature without comparison. Tough and gentle. Hardworking and loving.
A loving person engraved with passion for others professional and personal progress. Madam Toyin Oluyemisi Adedayo-Ojo. Your world, though short, but impacting and blessing to many lives. A free minded person who was ready to say anything that can serve as weight in her mind out in love without holding a bit. This world will feel your impact at this crucial time when your sharp brain in building and putting things right would be acutely needed. Pages of an entire huge book can not describe your person. How many lives can finally put food on their table through your compassionate disposition to mankind. How you gave many free consultative advice and encouragement free of charge to change their lives. How you raised many from nothing to something bigger. You were a rear gem. Supporter of dreams, vision and mission. A gold in the hand of your loving husband Daddy Reverend Dayo Ojo. Heavens definitely make your way crossed though a short period but immensely productive.
I believe heavens shall be glad receiving such a good image of God in you. A host of heaven shall rejoice for a well spent life of yours. At 47, your efforts and rewards surpasses those well above 100.
Though we are sad losing such a loving person, God smiles recieving HIS own to HIS bosom.
Your passing is a great lesson that all you have on earth are not meant for a person but to change lives. All your charisma are not to make you a celebrity but to celebrate Christ in supporting Kingdom Ministry. All your wealth of knowledge and experience are not to make you great but to work and support God ministry in the live of people. We can see all your fruits flourishing and your seedling germinating to stand on their foot.
The Church will miss you.
All members of your work place shall miss you.
The community shall miss you.
And your family of a loving son and respected and God loving husband shall greatly miss you.
May God comfort you husband, son, the entire family, the church of God, all member of your work place you left behind and many other whose your life had blessed.
Sleep in peace at the bosom of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Adieu madam Yemisi.
We love you but Christ loves you most.