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When can music be considered 'Christian music'?



    
    

Clarify Share Report Asked July 01 2013 Mini Anonymous (via GotQuestions)

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Hosting svg bible festival 2013 Michael Peters Coordinator SVG Gospel Fest Committee
In my opinion for a song to be considered 'Christian music', it must glorify God, Jesus or the Holy Spirit! The source is less important. Gods uses all kinds of persons for His glory and plans.

October 31 2013 1 response Vote Up Share Report


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Shea S. Michael Houdmann Supporter Got Questions Ministries
Unfortunately, there is no universal definition of what specific qualities a song must have to be considered a "Christian" song. Here are some opinions: - The song lyrics must reflect biblical trut...

July 01 2013 4 responses Vote Up Share Report


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Open uri20130807 12032 18udcoo Chris Button Retired Fire Captain, sinner saved by Grace
At a concert by a Christian artist he stated that only people are Christian, ie followers of Christ. Music did not have a conversion experience. Christ did not die for the sins of music. I tend to agree with this definition. However, music can be inspired by the Spirit and written by Christians. God created everything and that includes music. It's man that perverts music from glorifying God. 

As a guitarist, I've written many instrumental songs. Without lyrics, how can someone say that a particular song is evil or against God? 

On the flip side, slapping the label "Christian" on something doesn't necessarily make it glorifying to God. One just needs to browse the local "Christian" bookstore to see books that deify man and his efforts rather than God.

November 05 2014 0 responses Vote Up Share Report


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Img 20161227 055715 Bryan Barnes
A Call to Praise the Lord

A psalm of thanks.

100 Shout to the Lord, all the earth.

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Serve the Lord with joy;
come before him with singing.

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Know that the Lord is God.
He made us [Gen. 1–2], and ·we belong to him [or not ourselves];
we are his people, the sheep ·he tends [L of his pasture; 74:1; 79:13; John 10:11–14].

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Come into his ·city [L gates] with songs of thanksgiving
and into his courtyards with songs of praise.
·Thank [Praise] him and ·praise [bless] his name.

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The Lord is good. His ·love [loyalty] is forever,
and his ·loyalty [faithfulness] ·goes on and on [L for all generations].


I believe that any song that is consider to be label "Christian". It should speak of his greatness, goodness, works. Etc. It should be only towards him and what he has done for his creation. I do believe true worship come from with in the Spirit. There are a lot songs that a name "Christian", but instead of pertaining to God or do spirit of man, it pertain to the flesh.

March 29 2017 0 responses Vote Up Share Report


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Stringio James Fehr I'm a farmer
Any song that brings a person closer to our Heavenly Father I would say is a Christian song or any song that teaches us to love our neighbour. The obvious Christian songs would be praise and worship or hymns. I also believe that songs like, Chain of love by Clay Walker are also Christian songs because they remind us of how to treat one another. After all, Jesus is not going to be impressed of all our religious gospel singing that we did, even though that is a beautiful way to worship our Lord.... Jesus said, what we will have done to one another, that is what we have done to Him.

June 24 2017 0 responses Vote Up Share Report


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