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Is secular music bad? Should Christians not listen or associate themselves with secular music or musicians

There have been a lot of debate on music in churches with members of the congregation being discouraged not to listen to secular music. With a saying that it ‘if it is not for the glory of God it should not be heard.

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  1. Which begs another question on my part, is it okay to enjoy reading the bible and enjoy reading harry potter too?

    Which begs another question on my part, is it okay to enjoy reading the bible and enjoy reading harry potter too?

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  1. It will depend on the kind of music one is listening to.

    It will depend on the kind of music one is listening to.

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  1. There are different levels of secular music and how bad it is depends on your level of understanding of the spiritual world and how music is related. Some extreeme music is intentionally laced with d3monic chants. Some simply encourages a certain culture that may not be in line with your religious vRead more

    There are different levels of secular music and how bad it is depends on your level of understanding of the spiritual world and how music is related. Some extreeme music is intentionally laced with d3monic chants. Some simply encourages a certain culture that may not be in line with your religious values.

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  2. Secularists oppose religion or the religious being afforded privileges, which - put another way - means others are disadvantaged. They believe that the reduced numbers attending church show that people have chosen to give up faith.

    Secularists oppose religion or the religious being afforded privileges, which – put another way – means others are disadvantaged. They believe that the reduced numbers attending church show that people have chosen to give up faith.

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  3. Which begs another question on my part, is it okay to enjoy reading the bible and enjoy reading harry potter too?

    Which begs another question on my part, is it okay to enjoy reading the bible and enjoy reading harry potter too?

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  1. Christians should not necessarily shy away from listening to secular music. It all depends on the content of the music. While there are those that promote crime and immorality, there are those which are purely entertaining and have no harm on a Christian's stand.

    Christians should not necessarily shy away from listening to secular music. It all depends on the content of the music. While there are those that promote crime and immorality, there are those which are purely entertaining and have no harm on a Christian’s stand.

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  2. Well yes but although it depends on the kind of music one listen.

    Well yes but although it depends on the kind of music one listen.

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    • What does music do? For me, it feeds my soul and not only reflects my heart but also influences how I feel and think about things. I can listen to a song and a certain part of it may stick out to me, and becomes the anthem of my day. However, if that anthem is something like “I’m covering my ears like a kid, When your words mean nothing, I go la la la”, it literally affects the relationships around me- not in a good way. I remember when that was in my head for a week and I really hurt a lot of people, myself included, by choosing not to listen to them-which made them feel as if I did not care about them. Though it wasn’t necessarily bad, it wasn’t good either. So though you do have the freedom to listen to whatever you want to, God is not a control freak, there are things that ARE going to affect you. If what you are listening to is angry or talking about drugs and sex or whatever, that will be what you become inclined to think of, and in turn it will hurt you and those around you.

      So in conclusion, use careful discretion, beware of addiction, and “Do not love the world or anything in the world. If anyone loves the world, love for the Father is not in them” (1 John 2:15). Fill yourself with good things instead, which is why I have personally chosen to only listen to Christian music. In the words of Jesus, “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid” (John 14:27).

      Philippians 4:8 New International Version (NIV)

      8 Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.