We have been told to be discerning in terms of what types of secular music to not assimilate into our minds if it is degrading, anti-Christ, and vulgar, to name a few. But what about the call to be discerning concerning the Christian music world? If you have not seen some of the news feeds, more and more disclosures of secret sins and a myriad of false teachings are coming out from the Christian music world–from people who claim to be followers of Christ. Much of what these people say falls in harmony with human autonomy rather than Sola Scriptura. Their beliefs are unorthodox. Here is a list below for your discernment when you encounter them:
- Vicky Beeching, a UK Worship Artist Whose Songs Are Sung in American Churches Comes Out as Lesbian:
- Jennifer Knapp, a veteran artist returns after seven-year hiatus with a feisty new album, Letting Go, while also revealing that she’s gay
Heavy Metal Christian Rock Star Tim Lambesis: ‘I’m an Atheist’
- Michael and Lisa Gungor, who no longer believe in the truthfulness of the Bible:
- Jesus Culture, a charismatic movement from Bethel Church in Redding, CA that emphasizes revival, mystical worship, alleged sightings of Christ by Kim Walker, the power of God, the encounter with God’s love rather than repentance, has open up the pandora box for many spurious teachings due to their belief that the office of apostle and prophet are still being filled today.
Does worship matter anymore? Does the holiness of God bring about any concern to these singers and to the church? Many who called them out on their sin and false teaching are labeled as haters, homophobic, unloving, Pharisees, and many other unbiblical slanderous names. These individuals who are condoning abominable sexual lifestyles and false teachings have no business whatsoever by singing in churches or concerts that will bring about detrimental effects to the church. It is an assault and insult against God.
The church must not be lukewarm with it comes to biblical integrity. Yes we are to approach them in love, but we must also be fearless defenders of the truth during times like these. Apostasies and false teachings are spreading like wildfire, while some in the church are more infatuated with their type of music that feels good to the soul. The enemy is attacking in many forms. He truly is a wolf in sheep’s clothing. He will use the world, professing Christians, and the idolatry of sentimentalism to extinguish our efforts.
Many of these professing believers want to promote change in order to bring about the utopia that the LGBT, humanistic, or the charlatan communities want, but they will never ever change God’s Word and His perspective towards truth.
Many of these poor souls who tolerate this lifestyle have missed the whole mark. The Gospel did not come so that sin or false teaching can be tolerated. One of the reasons why the Gospel came was to bring about obedience and change in one’s life. They are more concern about their money instead of about being in a right relationship with the Lord and to His Word. According to Vicky Beeching, although some of the royalties have diminished, she states that some royalties still come in because of the songs that are sung in many of the mega churches. Hmm, I wonder what mega churches those are and I wonder if they are aware about her public acceptance of a gay life. Do they know about her lifestyle? If so, how are they biblically handling the situation (2 Corinthians 5:11, “But actually, I wrote to you not to associate with any so-called brother if he is an immoral person, or covetous, or an idolater, or a reviler, or a drunkard, or a swindler– not even to eat with such a one”). Beloved, even as believers, we will give an account to God when we die in terms of whether we were faithful to His Word or not (1 Cor. 3:11-15; James 3:1-9; Romans 14:12). And what better way to apply it during this time.
Beloved, we must be more discerning during these times. We must not only worship with our heart, but we must also worship with our head. Worshiping with our head is a fundamental and focal importance in the Christian life. Romans 12:2, “And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect.” Christ also expects us as the church to be discerning of spirits and teachings: Philippians 1:8-10; Hebrews 5:13-14; Galatians 1:6-10.
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