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Old 01-30-2009, 01:17 PM
 
Location: Wichita,Kansas
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I can remember being mid-teens and my church had a seminar about..
The evils of rock & popular music.They passed out a pamplet about..
Different groups and lyric content.
I kind of laughed at some of it because it wasnt 100% accurate..
And some of the music they mentioned wasnt that bad.
Anyone see a conflict between being a christian and listening to..
Rock?I used to listen to all the hard rock/metal stuff when i was younger.
Even groups like Black Sabbath werent actually satantic,just using..
Dark imagery as a gimmick.
Most teens today are more likely to listen to rap which IMO is..
Worse content than most of the Rock i grew up with.
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Old 01-30-2009, 01:28 PM
 
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I can remember being mid-teens and my church had a seminar about..
The evils of rock & popular music.They passed out a pamplet about..
Different groups and lyric content.
I kind of laughed at some of it because it wasnt 100% accurate..
And some of the music they mentioned wasnt that bad.
Anyone see a conflict between being a christian and listening to..
Rock?I used to listen to all the hard rock/metal stuff when i was younger.
Even groups like Black Sabbath werent actually satantic,just using..
Dark imagery as a gimmick.
Most teens today are more likely to listen to rap which IMO is..
Worse content than most of the Rock i grew up with.
I remember the same stuff. I personally don't generally have a problem with it. I remember there also being a good number of people writing books that condemned Christian rock as well--essentially stating that the music itself was somehow inherently evil.
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Old 01-30-2009, 01:30 PM
 
Location: Florida
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Dear averagejoe...Hello!...The Bible tells us that we should not allow anything that isn't good, pure or holy to enter into our minds and our hearts...and the eyes and the ears are "gateways" or "pathways" to the heart, and the mind. You don't realize what you are allowing to enter into you as you listen to this kind of music..the same for television programs...movies...the conversation we surround ourselves with...it's better to find some wholesome music to listen to, today, there are a lot of really good groups and artists that have come out with some pretty fantastic tunes!! I used to be a hippy in my day...so I know the kind of music you speak of, and I used to love it! Still do love many of the 50's and 60's, and 70's rock...but I am very careful at what I listen to now. I can sing to "Heart" and "Fleetwood Mac" and "Styx" with the best of 'em! But I've also come to really enjoy today's Christian Rock! Hope you find some you enjoy too!
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Old 01-30-2009, 01:40 PM
 
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I like all kinds of music but for days like today I prefer the kind that peels the skin back a bit..

Alice in chains
Tool
Nirvana etc..

If I'm feeling retrospective maybe some Iron Maiden.

"Woe to you oh earth and sea..."
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Old 01-30-2009, 01:43 PM
 
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I can remember being mid-teens and my church had a seminar about..
The evils of rock & popular music.They passed out a pamplet about..
Different groups and lyric content.
I kind of laughed at some of it because it wasnt 100% accurate..
And some of the music they mentioned wasnt that bad.
Anyone see a conflict between being a christian and listening to..
Rock?I used to listen to all the hard rock/metal stuff when i was younger.
Even groups like Black Sabbath werent actually satantic,just using..
Dark imagery as a gimmick.
Most teens today are more likely to listen to rap which IMO is..
Worse content than most of the Rock i grew up with.
What was the song that wasn't that bad?
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Old 01-30-2009, 01:48 PM
 
Location: RV Park
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It depends on the maturity of the Christian.

Example: A new babe in Christ is easily swayed by the temptations of the world (the world he/she was just removed from) and doesn't have the roots that a seasoned warrior would/should have.

Jesus (as the other extreme) could walk into any circumstance, and nothing could pervade the Life that He received directly from the Father.

We are probably somewhere in between these two examples. Judge wisely where you are.
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Old 01-30-2009, 01:49 PM
 
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My pastor's ringtone is "Back in Black," and mine is "Highway to Hell," so, no, I don't get too hung up on it. Other things more important to worry about. Besides, Christian rock is horrid. I DO draw the line at groups that have an out-and-out hatred of Christ or are blatantly Satanic. Slayer, for example.
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Old 01-30-2009, 01:51 PM
 
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If I'm feeling retrospective maybe some Iron Maiden.

"Woe to you oh earth and sea..."
And that song isn't even Satanic. Anti-Satanic really. But some Bible-beaters automatically lump it in with the real dark stuff.
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Old 01-30-2009, 01:52 PM
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Location: Powell, TN
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I like all kinds of music but for days like today I prefer the kind that peels the skin back a bit..

Alice in chains
Tool
Nirvana etc..

If I'm feeling retrospective maybe some Iron Maiden.

"Woe to you oh earth and sea..."
May I suggest Petra or P.O.D?
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Old 01-30-2009, 01:52 PM
 
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It depends on the maturity of the Christian.

Example: A new babe in Christ is easily swayed by the temptations of the world (the world he/she was just removed from) and doesn't have the roots that a seasoned warrior would/should have.

Jesus (as the other extreme) could walk into any circumstance, and nothing could pervade the Life that He received directly from the Father.

We are probably somewhere in between these two examples. Judge wisely where you are.
Great post. Rep coming your way.
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