Wednesday, March 14, 2012

"Only After You"

I just recently heard this song and from the beginning of the song I was quite disappointed in this song. But I was quite surprised after I took a look at the band's website and read this in their biography.

"'It is our desire to be a band of servants, humbly offering our gifts and talents to reach this world for Christ. We know we're just a bunch of normal guys, living each day in the grip of God's grace,' says front man Josiah Warneking."

But this song sounds like a popular pop love song. The Lord, the Cross, Jesus Christ, grace, etc. are not mentioned in this song at all. "I wanna fall in love... and I'm ready to give up on every other love." Turning Jesus Christ, the God we should FEAR, into a boyfriend/girlfriend is destroying our view of Him and His nature. "In Your every whisper, I hear Your heart." This sadly reminds me of a popular country song I know.

Contemporary Christian music has been going off track. One of the things they are leaning towards is "cross-over" songs, songs that can easily be sold as Christian songs or secular pop songs. Are these songs meant to bring in people to the music, in hopes to convert them? Or, on the other hand, are these songs supposed to encourage believers in the Lord? I think they are accomplishing neither.

I want to present an idea on which I would like you to ponder.

Is music what we are supposed to use to bring people to Christ? Or are we supposed to be witnessing to them and telling them about the Lord Jesus and His death on the Cross? If someone was telling you where a fabulous treasure is, would you like them to sing to you (sometimes vaguely) in the hopes you will find your way, or would you like them to present the truth to you so that you know how to find the treasure without a shadow of a doubt?


1 comment:

Lalie said...

Romans 10:14
How then will they call on Him in whom they have not believed? How will they believe in Him whom they have not heard? And how will they hear without a preacher?

Romans 10:17
So faith comes from hearing, and hearing by the word of Christ.