View Full Version : Discussion Mixing "Worldy" Music With Gospel Music: Is it Right or Wrong?

Mar 18th 2011, 12:35 AM
Music is a BIG deal in the church. It plays a big role in what one preacher calls "Worship Wars". I have heard it taught throughout the years that Lucifer was the musician of Heaven before he fell. But when he fell, G-d never took away his gifts. And therefore, he plays a big part in the atmospheric world of music in general. I've also heard it told that He [satan] is jealous of musicians, which is the reason why there are so many perverted musicians--because he seeks to destroy them and mankind through them. Whatever the case, it's widely believed, in the Christian circle, that music is the biggest gateway for satan to creep into the church.

Evangelist G Craig Lewis, founder of ExMinistries--a radical ministry dedicated to exposing the devil's hidden tactics, spent years researching the roots of New Age music (claiming that he was divinely lead by G-d to do so), including Rock-N-Roll, and especially Hip-Hop. Rap, he points out, is not the same as Hip Hop. Hip Hop is a culture and a religion in and of itself. There is now a movement called "Holy Hip Hop", which is supposed to be a sanctified version of the hip hop genre--portraying the same culture with a different message. Lewis has done a very popular and boldly controversial teaching series called The Truth About Hip Hop, where he exposes his findings on the subject of Hip Hop music and its infiltration into gospel music and the body of Christ as a whole. If I'm not mistaken, I've heard that he has even had services where members of the congregation would come to the altar and burn their hip hop and crossover (gospel/secular) albums. He has several lawsuits against him from different artists and ministers. His sermons are very interesting though, and if you sit through one of his sermons in entirey, whether you agree with him or not, you will come away with something to think about, because it's obvious that he has done some homework. But what do you think about Christian rap and hip hop? And how do you feel about the church using "worldy" music and remixing it into christian music in order to "reach" a certain audience? Do you think it's right or wrong? Good or evil?

Here is a clip of one of the several sermons G Craig has taught on the issue (You can see similar video excerpts in the right-hand bracket)

Here is another preacher, Bishop Iona Locke, preaching on the same subject in a sermon titled Praise Ye The Lord
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kheI1tWYQA8 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kheI1tWYQA8) clips 1

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JunNSh8HNYI&feature=related (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JunNSh8HNYI&feature=related) clip 2

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CLgn3-LJcs8&feature=related (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CLgn3-LJcs8&feature=related) clip 3

Mar 18th 2011, 01:14 AM
Isn't there already one of these threads in Contro? What is the point in starting another one? Anyone who wants to comment is commenting on the one in Contro.

Mar 18th 2011, 01:23 AM
Yea double posting isn't allowed. I did watch the first video of his on your other post...not the second with the yelling lady on it..can't stand to listening to yelling people..pastors or not. We all know that there is some very bad type of music out there but to say all this about Lucifer is a real stretch and I don't think can be backed up with scripture. You can literally take anything and find evil and corruption it in...from paintings (art) poetry, books, music, films...whatever...of course people all by themselves twist and turn what God gave us as good. People pervert anything and everything...sadly. :( So we need to use some discernment and common sense for sure in ALL our choices.

God bless

Mar 18th 2011, 01:45 AM
Please direct all comments to the thread already going in Contro. Thread closed.