Posts Tagged ‘colossians 1: 16 and 20’
1. This is my 31st post in a month…yes, I did…31 posts in 31 days. I really admire people who blog everyday (where do you people come up with stuff to say?). Anyway, I’ve decided that I will not be posting everyday anyway, I will post when I have something to post…maybe I’ll revert back to my once a week posts…who knows…
2. Got nothing to say today so I pulled one out of the archives. I wrote this one a couple of years ago…and since then I have met kindred spirits who also believe that Joshua Davidson is Lord of all, and that we need to stop labeling things as sacred and secular…He is Lord of my life when I’m at cell group as well as Lord of my life when I’m at work and even Lord of my life when I’m at home watching TV…Brett is actually doing a mini-series on it in his “Thort For The Week”…an email he sends weekly challenging peeps in their Christian walk.
Anyway, here goes…
Here’s my problem: I like rock music. Yea, I know – black rock chick doesn’t make sense (but that’s another topic for another day). Anyway, lately I’ve been getting sermons from everywhere I turn and everyone I talk to about how rock music is the devil’s music. As a Christian you shouldn’t listen to rock. It doesn’t matter if the lyrics are good and they glorify God, as long as the song falls under the genre of rock, you shouldn’t listen to it, much less sing it.
My thoughts on this: yes, maybe Lucifer may have been the angel of music or whatever, but who is the original creator of music? (John 1:3). The Psalms tell us over and over again to praise God will all different kinds of instruments and nowhere in the bible does it ever exclude any genre of music. There’s probably someone out there who could use the bible to prove me wrong and prove that certain music is “ungodly” but I guess I feel that if God didn’t want me to listen to it he would convict me about it.
In conclusion: I guess I don’t believe that there is such a thing as the devil’s music (Colossians 1:16, 20). All things, even our creativity or artisticness, belong to God, but like anything else we fallen humans with the help of Lucifer, have made it something ungodly.
I think, or have been told, that I’m slowly becoming a liberal Christian. I don’t know what that means exactly but I think it means that I don’t like labels like secular and sacred and other such labels that are there to measure how much more “God-approved” something is over another. Humans come up with all these labels and I don’t agree with them. If that is what being liberal is then, yea, I guess I kinda am.