Re: Heavy Metal Music
I'd also say that there's nothing inherently wrong with metal as far as the music itself goes. The Bible never does give us guidelines for analyzing music beyond what the lyrics have to say, and a good Christian metal song can be a wonderful form of worship for some people. That said, metal can also be a legit problem for some people. I've noticed a lot of people who speak out against rock, metal, and other "worldly music" were saved out of a lifestyle where that sort of music played a big part, and for them, that music is too close to their old life. In their case, they're absolutely right to be staying clear of certain genres of music, just like a recovered alcoholic is best off far away from alcohol. However, does this mean that this same restriction should apply to everyone regardless of background? Not necessarily. Metal has no negative connotations to me personally, so I'd have no issue playing it when I'm on my own, but if I'm around people who I know would be bothered by it, I'll stick to listening to other genres out of respect for them.
Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.