I’m worried about this because I LOVE music but… What if I accidentally listen to a song that has a bad purpose? It’s bad these days because you have to read the lyrics before listening to the song to make sure it isn’t bad… But, you can’t enjoy it instantly because of that. Does anybody have some sort of trick to identify it quickly? Also, could you add name of artists who have sold their souls to satan? That really freaks me out. So, obviously, I won’t listen to any of their songs.
|February 9, 2015 at 03:56|
Just… Listen to the lyrics. Don’t just dance along because its catchy, listen to the words. Also… Wut? Artists who have SOLD their SOULS to SATAN? Um… Do you mean artists that sing about inappropriate things? Because they haven’t sold their souls to satan… Do you mean like… Satanists? Are there even popular satanist singers? I’m lost… I wouldn’t advise secular rap, cuz it’s nasty, and pop has subliminal messages… Just look them up. It may stop you from instantly liking the song, but have you ever honestly been like “UGH! My friends told me these lyrics so it’s not speciaaaal!” ? Just look em up or listen carefully.
|February 10, 2015 at 15:55|
Also, if you haven’t heard the lyrics or comprehended them, they haven’t harmed you at all. At that point, your brain isn’t processing words, just noise.
|February 10, 2015 at 16:16|
My mom kinda tends to get easily influenced by things like music and TV shows, but that’s just her. She’s gotta be careful about what she’s around because of it. Just be careful. None of us are perfect, but we need to think of God first.
It’s okay if there’s some racy lyrics in there, but just be wise with what you surround yourself with. Music can influence you whether you choose to believe it or not, even when you “tune out” the lyrics. But like marystrueblood said, if you can’t comprehend the lyrics, they can’t harm you really. 🙂
|February 10, 2015 at 18:30|
Pffffheeheehee. You reminded me of this hysterical little piece of garbage: http://www.chick.com/reading/tracts/0034/0034_01.asp
Music is music. It cannot hurt you. Maybe words, but only if you’re all like, “Hrmm, this song is about drugs. DRUGS SOUND GOOOOD.” and then go to a rave. Which seems pretty far-fetched. Music does not have the ability to control your mind. Only YOU do.
|February 12, 2015 at 12:18|
The only time I’ve ever heard of someone selling their souls to satan, it;s been in books. So unless you’re Dorian Gray or Dr. Faust, you should be fine, Slinky is right.
|February 13, 2015 at 14:20|
Ladies! Not meaning to call anybody out, but if you believe that music really has no influence over you, then maybe you should try reading the Bible again!!! Between the Bible, scientific fact (If you doubt me, just look it up), and testimonies from several different people, music is one of the absolute most influential things in the entire created world!!! Music can and will manipulate your mind, no supernatural kooky voodoo jokes about it, it is pure. scientific. fact. The music you listen to, lyrics especially, will influence the way you think. And whether you think you’re listening to the lyrics or not, your mind will subconsciously memorize them. I have an uncle who, long before he was ever a Christian was still a very upstanding man. He would never disrespectfully touch a woman, he would not lie, and would not cheat. But he liked a certain style of music that it was VERY difficult to find anything “clean” about the lyrics of any of that style of song! So, he reasoned with himself “I’m not listening to the lyrics, it’s not influencing me. I just like the style of the music,” well, one day, after he had been saved and married my aunt, he was walking through the grocery store, and one of those songs comes on. So he just subconsciously starts singing the lyrics when he just stops. “Whoa, those lyrics are seriously wrong! I can’t believe I;m singing that, I didn’t even realize I knew the words to that song!” but somewhere along the way, he HAD learned the words, and they HAD influenced him! Furthermore, I have a friend who is just a truly wonderful, upstanding young woman, but she LOVED hard rock and metal! Her favorite being some of the more secular stuff. Well, as time went on and she listened to this music more and more, she found herself being angry all the time, lashing out at her siblings multiple times a day, holding grudges, and going out of her way to be rebellious. So she had to stop listening to it, and within a couple of weeks, her temperament had evened back out. Now, she can still listen to that sort of style sometimes, but with Christian lyrics that remind her that strong emotions do not have to be about anger and rebellion, and never when she was already angry because the music WILL manipulate your emotions (again, scientific fact, feel free to research this for yourself!) The Bible also speaks about music! “Praise God in his Temple;
“Oh come, let us sing to the Lord; let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation!” Psalm 95:1
“Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God.” Colossians 3:16
Whenever the spirit from God came on Saul, David would take up his lyre and play. Then relief would come to Saul; he would feel better, and the evil spirit would leave him.” 1 Samuel 16:23
^^These verses speak about how music can be used to praise God and be a blessing to others!
“That at what time ye hear the sound of the cornet, flute, harp,
^^ But this shows how music can also be used for evil.
So evaluate everything you do with discernment, seeking the truth of God. Yes, it’s hard. Sometimes we want to listen to just “whatever” we don’t want to stand out, and too many Christians and churches will tell you you don;t HAVE to stick out. That is folly. The Bible specifically says “Do not conform 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.” Romans 12:2
““Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. 22 Many will say to me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name and in your name drive out demons and in your name perform many miracles?’ 23 Then I will tell them plainly, ‘I never knew you. Away from me, you evildoers!’ Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. 25 The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock.” Matthew 7: 20-25
So really, it’s not about what you DO so much as your heart. Are you seeking to please God in everything you do, or do you just want your own way? Are you saying “Well, it doesn’t really matter. I can listen to whatever music I want,” Or are you saying, “Is this music displeasing to God?” Examine your hearts in all truth and discernment from the Father, my dear sisters.
|February 17, 2015 at 13:23|
I would not completely agree with speak4elohom or slinkykitty88. Music can change you if you let it change you. I don’t think listening to a ton of music like Wiggle, Anaconda and so on will help you at all. But by listening to it you are supporting the artist and the trashy message that they are portraying in the song. I believe that the music that is popular now is not great but listening to one song with not send you to hell. And usually you can tell by just listening to a song to find out if its not a great song. If you really are that concerned then just stick with Christian music, some of my favorite artists are Capital Kings, Jamie Grace, Group 1 Crew, Lecrae and there are so many more. Happy listening!
|February 21, 2015 at 20:45|
Remember God loves us and doesn’t want us to fall. He wants us to be happy, healthy, and have a relationship with Him. As long as we are connecting with Him every day we shouldn’t be constantly worrying about whether or not something is right or wrong, God will let us know. If God is for us who [or what] can be against us? If you are still unsure ask God he will let you know what His standard is. “Be joyful always, pray at all times, be thankful in all circumstances. This is what God wants from your life in union with Christ Jesus.” 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 satan has no power over us when we are in a relationship with Christ. Let God know your worries about listening to the “right” music (even though He already knows your every thought). “But the Lord is faithful, and he will strengthen you and keep you safe from the evil one.” 2 Thessalonians 3:3
|February 28, 2015 at 08:57|
I agree to CampMiVodenJunkie33. I believe if you are connected to God, He will teach you to distinguish good from bad.
|August 14, 2015 at 23:32|
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