Myths About Christian Music

Myths About Christian Music

There are a number of myths about Christian music that have become quite popular. Are they really as true as they sound? Let’s take a look at a few of them.

Myth – All Christian music sounds the same. There’s no musical diversity. If I want to listen to a certain style, I need to turn on secular music.

Christian music is no less diverse than secular music. In music in general, whether secular or Christian, there are trends that are popular for a while, then fade away to be replaced by the next big thing. Maybe you aren’t into the trend that is popular right now, but rest assured that it will soon be replaced by another musical trend – one that may be more to your liking. And there are bands with styles different from what is currently in. All it takes is a little time exploring the world of Christian music to find one you love!

Myth – Christian music isn’t very good quality-wise. Musically, it can’t even begin to compare to secular songs.

Just like in the secular music biz, there are Christian songs that are less than stellar musically-speaking, and ones with high-quality music. And though it’s great to listen to music that you love, you need to pay a little attention to the lyrics as well, because what you are constantly listening to will eventually begin to affect how you view things.

Myth – Christian music isn’t as deep as it used to be, or should be.

Yet songs that don’t talk about Jesus at all are more deep? And some of the songs that we think are very surface-level, filled with “simple” concepts like the fact that God loves us and gives us second chances, are actually a lot more deep than we may think. God’s love and grace are so great we could study them forever, yet never do more than skim the surface. And the fact that Jesus gave His life for us when we didn’t even care about Him doesn’t make sense in the natural. It takes the help of the Holy Spirit to really understand what He did for us at the cross.

Myth – Who’s to say what makes music “Christian?” Any song that is positive or morally sound is Christian music.

This is probably the myth that I’ve heard the most often. Think about it like this – does being a good person get you to heaven? No, it doesn’t! In the same way, you can have a good song that isn’t necessarily a Christian song. How do you tell whether or not a song is a Christian song? It’s very simple – does it talk about Christ? If it doesn’t have anything to do with Him, then no matter how good it is, it probably isn’t a Christian song. Why is it some important to listen to Christian music? Because songs that are centered on Christ can encourage you in your faith and help you draw close to God in a way that secular songs simply can’t!

Which of these myths have you heard?

Black and White in a World of Gray

Black and White In A World of Gray

People in this world believe many different things. Dozens of view points can be found on any given issue – political, moral, religious, or otherwise.  Opinions on a variety of significant subjects are becoming more and more diverse. In spite of this diversity of opinion, no one wants to state or even imply that someone else could possibly be wrong. After all, what’s right for me may not be right for you! To many, it appears that the truth is a very subjective thing. Yet there are some things that simply are the truth, whether popular or not.

In spite of the current philosophy that truth is subjective, truth does exist, in its full shades of black and white. Though we may seem to live in an age of gray, where anything goes, truth isn’t dead. It is still very much alive, and it impacts us, whether we like it or not.

So you admit that truth does exist. Deep down, you’re tired of all the wishy-washiness of everyone around you. You want to know that you know what’s real, what’s right, and what isn’t. How are you ever to discover the truth in a world of wavering opinion?

Ultimately, there’s only one place to turn for truth – God’s Word!

The Word is God-breathed. It is inspired by Him (2 Tim 3:16). It’s words are the words of the One who created the world around us, and everything with it. He was there from the very beginning. He gave being to all we can see. Don’t you think He would know the truth from the lies? And don’t you think the words He speaks to us would therefore be true? His Word presents truth in it’s true hues, beyond the gray in which our society is entrenched.

The truth doesn’t cease to be the truth just because you refuse to believe it. What God’s Word says is true, whether or not you want to accept what you find in it. Believe it or not, the Bible speaks – either directly or indirectly – to many of the key issues we face on a daily basis. If you search its pages, you will find answers!

When you discover the truth as set forth in God’s Word, don’t be afraid to stand up for it! You don’t have to go after everyone you encounter who believes something different, but don’t be intimidated by them into believing lies. And don’t let opposing opinions of others keep you from standing up for the truth when you are in a position to do so.  Dare to be different, relying on God and His Word to discover the truth, for black and white do still exist, even in a world of gray!