The Bible says in Ephesians 5:19 “Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord.’ ”
Music is a vital part of our worship as Bible-Believing Christians. As Baptists, we hold true to the Scriptural views of music. Christian music should reflect the orderliness of God.
This year, One of our projects in the Ambassadors’ Dept. was to reproduce the old “Young People’s Favorites” and give them to the mission churches that we support. As part of the editing we added this article to help them identify the Biblical kind of Music from the Non-Biblical type. We also added a visayan version.
This article was written by Cary Schmidt, Assistant Pastor of the Lancaster Baptist Church. (caryschmidt.c0m)
HOW TO IDENTIFY GODLY SCRIPTURAL MUSIC
- It should not sound like “war in the camp”
- It should sound like praising.
II Chronicles 5:13
- It should be different from the world.
- It should be Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs.
- It should be “singing with grace.”
- It should be a new song – different from the old song of a sinful heart.
- It should facilitate the filling of God’s Holy Spirit.
- It should instruct me in God’s Word.
- It should be spiritual, as opposed to fleshly or carnal (melody led rather than beat driven).
- It should facilitate God’s transforming work and combat the world’s conforming work.
- It should witness to others of Christ.
- It should strengthen my life.
- It should be pleasant.
- It should be joyful.
- It should be understandable.
I Corinthians 14:15
- It should let God’s peace rule in my heart.
- It should express thanks.
- It should produce godly emotions.
- It should produce spiritual fruit in my life.
- It should help to protect my heart.
- It should worship and extol my God.
- It should glorify God
I Corinthians 10:31