98. WHAT'S WRONG WITH "CHRISTIAN" ROCK MUSIC?
Bible Reading: Numbers 21:1-9
Aim: To examine "Christian" rock music compared with godliness, worship of Christ and the
The main reason that churches introduce rock bands into their services is in the hope that if
they can be as close to the world as possible, the unsaved won’t see too much difference,
they will better “relate” to young people and hence have a better chance of winning them to
Christ. However, God says:
“Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the
love of the Father is not in hin.” 1 John 2:15.
“Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with
God? Whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God.” James 4:4.
Strong words indeed that God speaks to churches that seek to imitate the world and worldly
methods to reach people for Christ. God calls them the “enemy of God” and the “love of the
Father is not in him.”
God and Samuel strongly protested Israel’s desire to “have a king over us: that we may also
be like the nations.” 1 Samuel 8:19,20.
Bringing rock music into a church is the same sin of desiring to be like the nations.
Christians should “be not conformed to this world” (Romans 12:2), but be people separated
from worldly practices and separated to be holy like God.
As Bible believing Christians, we must rebuke error when we see it.
"I charge thee before God and the Lord Jesus Christ .. Preach the Word; be instant in
season, out of season (when it is unpopular); reprove (Gk:1651 = tell a fault, convince,
convict), rebuke (Gk:2008 = forbid, straightly charge), exhort with all longsuffering and
doctrine." II Timothy 4:2.
" Nor faint when thou art rebuked of him." Hebrews 12:5.
"All Scripture…...is profitable for doctrine, for reproof 1650, for correction, for instruction in
righteousness: that the man