What Does the Bible Say About Music? What Should We Listen To?

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Some like Rock and Roll, others like the traditional church hymns.  Still others choose more contemporary Christian worship songs, while some choose the near-heavy metal Christian rock.  What does the Bible say about a believer’s choice of Christian music and secular music?  Are there some principles and guidelines a believer can follow or are there liberties or grace that allows Christians to listen to what they like?

To Each His Own

I had a former pastor of a traditional and very conservative Southern Baptist church that loved contemporary Christian rock music to worship with.  He also loved Molley Hatchet – a heavy dose of Rock and Roll.  Some of the church members criticized him for his love of Rock and Roll music. Were they right?

Let me tell you what I like to listen to.  Just about anything and everything – up to a point.  I choose carefully what the lyrics say. If the lyrics or words of a song are full of sinful meanings and sing about (thus glorify) things that are clearly wrong in the Bible then I do not listen to them.  My favorite song is Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony.  I have eclectic tastes (eclectic, means a variety of different styles).  My favorite Christian bands are Kutless, Skillet, and Casting Crowns but I still love the old Christian hymns like Amazing Grace and What a Friend We Have in Jesus.  Am I wrong to listen to such a variety?  Is it wrong for a Christian to listen to Rock and Roll?  I believe there is room for grace.

What Does The Bible Say About Music?

We need to give others room for personal preference.

Everything is Permissible

Paul had difficulties with the church at Corinth.  They were too quick to judge others on things where grace should have abounded.  Instead of church members settling things between themselves in a Christian manner or bringing the matter before the church, they were suing one another in court.  They were getting into fierce arguments over things which should never have been brought to a judge.  The witness of Christ was hurt over such wrangling.  Paul was upset with the church at Corinth and said, “If any of you has a dispute with another, dare he take it before the ungodly for judgment instead of before the saints? Do you not know that the saints will judge the world? And if you are to judge the world, are you not competent to judge trivial cases” (I Cor 6:1-2)?  Instead of settling these issues with one another, “one brother goes to law against another—and this in front of unbelievers” (1 Cor 6:6).

Paul was saying that “everything was permissible” for him yet not everything was beneficial (1 Cor 6:12). The context was sexual immorality but also what foods were to be eaten and what was to be abstained from.   Paul was saying that grace should abound.  Some were judging others for things that were not sin to them. For some, eating meats that were left over from that sacrificed to idols were okay – for others, it was an offensive thing.  These two groups were often judging one another but with the wrong motives.  Paul was not happy about such judgments of others over what they simply ate.  He told the church at Rome to “Accept the one whose faith is weak, without quarreling over disputable matters.  One person’s faith allows them to eat anything, but another, whose faith is weak, eats only vegetables. The one who eats everything must not treat with contempt the one who does not, and the one who does not eat everything must not judge the one who does, for God has accepted them. Who are you to judge someone else’s servant? To their own master, servants stand or fall. And they will stand, for the Lord is able to make them stand” (Rom 14:1-4).

Avoid Stumbling Blocks

I believe the same principle should apply to believers who listen to Christian or secular music.  If someone loves only the old hymns and detests the new Christian rock, they should not try to impose their beliefs – their personal preference – upon others who like it.  They may like more contemporary Christian’s songs to worship with or even Rock and Roll or Country and Western or…   The converse should also apply.  Those who like the contemporary music or more modern worship music should not judge those who like the more traditional Christian hymns or secular music.  As long as the lyrics do not glorify sin there should be no cause for offense from either party.  There must be room for grace.  As Paul said, “For none of us lives for ourselves alone, and none of us dies for ourselves alone.  If we live, we live for the Lord; and if we die, we die for the Lord. So, whether we live or die, we belong to the Lord” (Rom 14:7-8).  He says, “why do you judge your brother or sister.  Or why do you treat them with contempt? For we will all stand before God’s judgment seat (Rom 14:10).

Paul concludes, “So then, each of us will give an account of ourselves to God. Therefore let us stop passing judgment on one another. Instead, make up your mind not to put any stumbling block or obstacle in the way of a brother or sister” (Rom 14:12-13).  For example, if we are going to travel with a Christian brother or sister who prefers the older style of Christian or contemporary music, don’t put on your heavy-metal-sounding Christian Rock while in the car with them.  We make it a stumbling block to them if we do.  This is sin.  If they are distressed over the music you listen to, just turn of the CD or radio and spend the time talking and don‘t “destroy someone for whom Christ died” (Rom 14:15).  “Let us therefore make every effort to do what leads to peace and to mutual edification” (Rom 14:19) and don’t “do anything else that will cause your brother or sister to fall” (Rom 14:21).  As Paul said, “So whatever you believe about these things keep between yourself and God. Blessed is the one who does not condemn himself by what he approves” (Rom 14:22).

In All Things Charity

A good and godly principle was written long ago by a distinguished 19th century church historian, Philip Schaff that is as relevant today as in the day that it was written: “In Essentials Unity, In Non-Essentials Liberty, In All Things Charity.” We need to give others room for personal preference.  You have heard the old joke from the Blues Brothers movie that one guy grew up listening to only two kinds of music: Country and Western.  Not everyone has the same background nor do they have the same tastes but to everyone, liberty.  In the essentials of Christian doctrine, let there be unity.  In the non-essential (like music and food), let there be liberty, but in all things let there be charity (which is another word for love).  We do not need to judge others for their behavior unless it is sin that affects the church.  We can not condemn others for their choice of foods that they eat (even though it may not be good for them). Neither should we judge one another for their tastes in worship or secular music.  We must allow them to be…them!  They are them…and we are not!  Confusing sounding sentence yes, but the meaning is to allow people to be themselves – in a godly context.  We wouldn’t want others to choose the music for us to listen too…so neither should we insist that others like what we like listen to. If it is a non-essential, let there be liberty.

Again, the lyrics or words are important.  I will not listen to sinful lyrics or words that condone sin or are anti-God and I like Beethoven but also Christian bands like Kutless, and Casting Crowns…and I’m not apologizing for it.  Neither should you for what you listen to.  And what you listen too is none of my business, for there is liberty in the Body of Christ for non-essentials.

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Kyle August 1, 2015 at 3:14 pm

I listen to all genres of music. Like you I have been labeled “eclectic” but also nick names such as “jukebox”.

Like you I try to avoid sinful songs.
My favorite music is modern country but I stay away from songs that glorify sin. (An example would be I Pray For You by Jarod and the Long Road To Love which makes a mockery of God). This song I do not listen to.

However a song like Not A Day Goes By by Lonestar I listen to because while it’s a secular song it does not glorify sin or any. It has a pure message though because it’s about a man who loves his wife unconditionally and after all this time they are still together. This song shows the sanctity of the marriage and never leaving your wife no matter what.


james September 5, 2015 at 2:46 pm

Hello & Thanks for your web page it is helpful. Let me start by giving you a little back ground of myself. I am a guitar player & just love good guitar playing. & have also always followed the same principals as described here on your page. I lrealy like the sound of old acoustic blues guitar. & have been going to a annual blues festival annually for many years. but i have found that over the years the words & content of the music in general has gravitated to the dark side. So i have avoided those musicians. & it has got’n increasingly difficult to not be exposed to the bad content. So last year i didn’t attend the festival. & have since moved over to what i consider a more acceptable form of music Ragtime. I only listen & play the insrumental songs. & have read several books on the subject Ragtime. & thru my studies i have found that the music.was played in the bars & red light district establishments. Of coarse it was originated by the black American decendants of slaves. & they of coarse a very oppressed people. & was not accepted by the white American public in general. So i am certain that there were many limitations to where they could play there music. except in these type of places. I am a Christian & really enjoy this alternative over the blues. But after reading the books i am some what hesitant as to weather i should continue to play it. it is all instrumental & as far as i can tell it isn’t causing me to stray away from faith. I love God & don’t want to do anything that would be unpleasing to him. I just want to be sure i am not doing anything wrong. Thanks for listening & i look forward to any comments. James


Andrew September 16, 2015 at 7:44 pm

Hello, I had just started to recently get involved with being with believing in Christ, being a Christian. I had been recently worrying if it’s sinful to listen to certain music, and I came across this article and I’m still a bit confused, well, sort of. I listen to bands like Linkin Park, Disturbed, Skillet, Three Days Grace, Paramore, Bring Me The Horizon, Avril Lavigne, etc. Is this bad? I don’t feel any sort of hatred in my heart from listening to these bands, plus any of the songs that are deemed as “evil,” much like some of Disturbed’s songs. I simply like they way they sound, I like those crunched guitars and the way they simply sound, is this not acceptable? This also relates to video games, as I play some brutal and bloody ones, yet I really don’t feel like they are hurting my relationship with God. What do I do? 🙂 Thank you.


Jack Wellman September 16, 2015 at 9:46 pm

Hello Andrew and thank you for your comment and question. I see nothing wrong with contemporary Christian music as long as the lyrics are biblically accurate and they glorify Christ. As for bloody video games, this is problematic to me. You may not feel like it hurts your relationship with God and that is something that only you can know what to do, but even you coming here and asking about it shows you are under some conviction that this might be sin. What do you think sir?


kazel vincent November 6, 2020 at 11:31 am

Hi i just started to become fully involved with Christ and i also like listening to Linkin park as well and i listen to Demi Lovato and i’m scared i can’t listen to them because there sin. Can you help me ?


Jack Wellman November 6, 2020 at 1:09 pm

Hello Kazel. The way to this might be replacement theory. In other words, fill this music hunger with other bands that consist of Christians and thus, sing with even more passion, for the things of Christ. Banks like Kutless are a good example. Whatever enters our ear-gate, enters our hearts, and if it’s about sin, then it is wrong to listen to it. To listen to it willingly is to condone it. Try finding a Christian alternative to your genre and you’d be surprised at how good these brothers and sisters are. Also, talk to your own pastor about this or perhaps, a youth leader at your church.


Sarah December 28, 2015 at 10:34 pm

I like listening to both modern Christian music (Chris Tomlin, Bethel, Matthew West, etc) and Disney music. But online I came across some discussion boards saying Disney music (and some of the movies) is bad because it talks about “magic” and it’s one of Satan’s ways of distracting us from God. I’m trying to figure out how exactly that could be.

Here’s some lyrics I found:
Come into a world of wonder waiting just for you.
A special place where all our friends belong.
Come into a land of laughter and dreams come true.
Like a star that’s ever shining, for all to wish upon.
The magic lasts forever as Disney dreams go on.


Scott Forrester April 6, 2016 at 7:25 pm

What do you think about listening to music by The Eagles? If it was known that the Eagles band members would use cocaine to inspire their creative song writing, would it be wrong to listen to such music? Some of the lyrics from “One of These Nights” include,

“I’ve been searching for the daughter
Of the devil himself
I’ve been searching for an angel in white
I’ve been waiting for a woman who’s a little
Of both
And I can feel her but she’s nowhere
In sight.”

Such songs are catchy but are they right to listen to as a Christian walking in the newness of life? Thoughts?


Jack Wellman April 6, 2016 at 9:44 pm

Agreed Mr. Forrester. Good point with the lyrics. That clearly does not glorify God and we she not listen to such songs. I don’t think it will send anyone to hell of course (John 10:28-29) but its surely being allowed to be influence by the world and the enemy.


Toño May 20, 2016 at 12:19 pm

I think that there are lots of genres that you can discuss about. Why attack heavy metal or rock? They are not the only ones.


Jack Wellman May 20, 2016 at 1:41 pm

Yes, you are right Tono but it is more the lyrics that are the problem and not the instruments. Whatever glorifies sin is not of God, no matter what type of music it is. You make a great point though and thank you.


Mei Mori May 25, 2016 at 7:36 pm

I listen to bands like Three Days Grace, Panic! At The Disco, One Direction, 5SOS, and solo singers like Demi Lovato, Selena Gomez, Ariana Grande, Justin Bieber, Nicki Minaj and stuff. A lot of their songs I can relate to especially ones by Three Days Grace. I love all of their music, it’s relatable and gives me a nice feeling to know other people go through the same thing, so I’m not alone. Is that bad?

Another thing on an unrelated topic, is it bad to RP, I have multiple RP accounts on Twitter, RP is basically where your character interacts with another, you can do anything with it so I just wanted to know.


Scott Forster October 20, 2016 at 3:37 pm

I love heavy metal. Primarily the power metal sub-genre. The lyrics are mostly themes of encouragement, fantasy themes like Lord of the Rings, war( a particular band Sabaton is what I call Military History Metal). It is a very complex form of music compared to the simplistic “radio friendly” stuff you hear every day. Heavy Metal actually has roots in classical music.


serte November 4, 2016 at 10:07 am

there were no music no illuminati no rocknroll no techno at that time.


Adelaide February 15, 2017 at 11:19 am

Hello, I love symphonic power metal and folk rock. As a previous comment said, most of the lyrics are fantasy or historic. Also like some pop and classical. I also like fantasy art like elves, dragons, fairies. I always check the lyrics because I don’t want to listen anti-God songs. I play music at Church and prefer classic style hymns, but also enjoy Christian rock sometimes. I can tolerate or even enjoy other kind of music at a party or the one that my husband likes. My husband always tells me that God will judge me because of the music I listen. He prohibited me to let my kids listen to ‘my music’ or to have fantasy wall art at home because he says all those things are satanic. I never listed the music I like when he is with me, cause I know it bothers him, he would turn it off, and I really don’t have a problem if he just doesn’t like it. My problem is I am resentful cause the things he says me, I try to reason with him but I can’t, and I feel I’m not free to like or do anything that he doesn’t approve. I liked this article very much. Am I wrong because I like those things or to feel this way?


Jack Wellman February 15, 2017 at 4:12 pm

Hell Adelaide. I am sorry that your taste in music is driving a wedge between you two but even though you may be wrong, the Bible teaches the wife should submit to the husband and the Apostle Paul asked, “To have lawsuits at all with one another is already a defeat for you. Why not rather suffer wrong? Why not rather be defrauded?” (1st Cor 6:7). Can you both have a counseling session with your pastor about this? Otherwise, just try to listen to him and listen to your music when he’s not there. We are to esteem others better than ourselves, so the Bible teaches.


Ronaldo March 6, 2017 at 10:25 am

Hello Mr. Wellman,
I really appreciate your article… You clearly mentioned that it’s the message of the song, and not the music style itself. I would like to add if you may, as I currently discovered the great American Christian philosopher etc.(wears many hats) Francis Schaeffer, his position about music or art. He talked about many subjects, and how he related them all to the Bible, which is the true basis & authority for mankind, that we should live in truth. I am not claiming that I know everything about Schaeffer nor his works, as I just started learning about him, but he emphasized the subject about humanism, individualism & relativism among other topics. I agreed with everything you discussed regarding song, music, & style, adding that one should have a clear understanding of what they are listening to, similar to any art form. Basically as a christian, it is our responsibility to inform others about the truth. As much as you enjoy listening to Beethhoven’s 5th (orchestral/instrumental) or Kutless (band), correct me if I’m wrong, but I dont think you would listen to Arnold Schoenberg 12-tone music or John Coltrane “Giant Steps”, or any speedy hardcore heavy guitar driven metal, all instrumental music without words. For listening pleasure, one could say that these music are enjoyable or beneficial. On the other hand some could say that it’s just plain noise or detrimental to their ears. My point is, any kind of music whether its instrumental or with lyrics, we cannot just listen without the right level of understanding–with biblical truth. My musical listening pleasure ranges from medieval chants(oms…) to the most modern music. However, no matter how rhythmically simple or grooving rap music with clean lyrics, I would not stand listening to it if I couldn’t understand their rhyming. Nonetheless, I listen to many hip-hop, heavy metal, jazz, classical or non-western music, as long as my personal knowledge can comprehend it and agrees to the Biblical truth. Thank you for your article! GBU…


Jack Wellman March 6, 2017 at 11:46 am

Thank you Ronaldo. Great points my friend and well taken. Thank you sir.


Alex April 12, 2017 at 9:29 am

Hello there, I have a question. Is it bad for a Christian to listen to music like for example Madonna? Because it is said that this kind of music worships the devil and such. The thing is, I like her music. Not its messages/lyrics, but its catchy rythm. So should I stop listening to her or it’s not bad at all?


Jack Wellman April 12, 2017 at 12:01 pm

I think it is not good to be attached to the things of the world and Madonna has done so very evil things in regards to the cross and degraded the work at Calvary, so I think you either love God more (Matt 6:33) or the world more. I would stop my friend. Thank you for asking. Even if it’s “catchy” so it poison ivy.


Darlene DeJohn September 3, 2017 at 9:30 am

I feel that music is the highest praise we give to God. Psalms is the longest book in the Bible full of praises to almighty God! I believe Amos 5:23 says it all. The music they were playing was idol worship that God called noise to His ears. Let’s not be deceived and sugar coat secular music in churches or go listen to it without conviction from the Holy Spirit. IT ‘s TWO DIFFERENT SPIRITS when you compare secular music and songs that have a spiritual meaning from the word of God.


Desiree September 24, 2017 at 10:37 am

I like Rodney Atkins. Not all his songs, praise our Father, some do have booze & partying, in them, but not condoning them, but using them as a choice. Most of his songs & his style of living is praising the lord. David Stewart judges him & condemns him on his blog, Jesus is our savior.com which I know is not right, since when has God given “us” the right to judge anyone, isn’t that God’s job?
The songs I like are; In the Middle, Goin Threw Hell, & Watching You. The Chorus from the 1st song above goes like this: The things that matter most, Father, Son, & Holy Ghost. Open Hearts & Unlocked Doors, A way of life worth fighting for. If most people around me in the area I have to live in, which is North Idaho, that has been flooded with Southern Californian’s would just have one ounce of Rodney’s heart, & love people as he does, life here would be worth fighting for, but not anymore, for these people are of the New World Order. But yet Davis Stewart Condemns him, the end is near. Would you Please listen to Mr. Atkins songs & email me your thoughts. I would like to think I am right, on what I believe should be right


Brian Coombs November 17, 2017 at 5:47 pm

I happen to like heavy metal. I can’t relate to the things they play in church but if they like it, they like it. The words of a song are not that important to me – it is the music itself. I sometimes wonder if all they do in heaven is play that church stuff, I am in real trouble. The words may be nice but the music is sterile. I can’t respond to it. I believe metal can be used for christian causes just like any other form of music. Sadly, in many churches the person who likes heavy metal is treated as a leper or worse. It really is disappointing as there is a lot of us they will never reach


lor July 23, 2018 at 11:13 am

hi, what about instrumental celtic music, like Aadrian Von Ziegler? i love it and it realxes me but i don’t know if has to do with pagan music since it has a celtic ring to it. there is a pagan rock band which i love the sound of but since it has a pagan name, i really didn’t want to go there 🙁 it is sad because i love the sound of drumbs flutes and backpipes… they make me happy and raise my energy :/ i have a daily relationship with Jesus and i must say that i feel it is fairly strong, i just want to do what is right and live God’s will 🙂


Jack Wellman July 23, 2018 at 2:44 pm

Hello Lor. I see no reason to stop listening to this beautiful music. I agree with what you do with it…your use it in your daily relationship with Jesus. Love it. Thank you for your comment.


Swapnil April 9, 2019 at 12:36 am

Thank you sir for your artical it was so helpful. I have another question, related to topic other day one preacher was Preaching that if you listen to secular music you will to hell , is that True? And my another question is as we move the society in offices, on the road, functions,colleges,etc secular music is being played even though i want hear i cant do that so am i sining?


Wayne Sanelli April 9, 2019 at 7:00 pm

I think your article is very GOOD and matters greatly. Well I wrote songs and had a great passion/perhaps gift for music but I gave it up as Christ said to follow him. See the music that glorifies the sinful flesh goes against the work Christ came to do. Music is a great gift and skill to learn but it is used to glorify sin and the wordily ways too. There is something to the thing I’ve heard people speak about that some songs are influenced by the devil. Many songs glorify self but at the same time there are many genres of music and wonderful music/songs still exist. Praising Christ/God in song is wonderful and he deserves it for eternity.


Jack Wellman April 9, 2019 at 7:29 pm

well said Mr. Sanelli. Thank you sir.


Owen Krupp May 5, 2019 at 4:59 pm

Thank you for the fantastic article! I am a bassist in a heavy metal band. And we don’t do vocals. Just instruments. Is this a sin?


Jack Wellman May 5, 2019 at 6:14 pm

Anything that glorifies God in music is not sin. Every person must listen to their own conscience. I love Kutless but also traditional hymns, so if lyrics are not sinful, or there are no lyrics, I see no problem with this sir. Thank you Mr. Krupp.


Chelsea Lopez June 23, 2019 at 4:38 pm

Hello, I like listening to rap. I listen to Christian rap and rap that don’t mention Christ. Is it wrong to listen to songs that don’t mention god? I also listen to music that talk about someone’s flaws and what those flaws lead to if you keep on doing them over and over, is it bad I listen to those types of music? It doesn’t mention god either. I love god and I’ve been lately forgetting about god, making excuses to not go to church even though my spirit tells me not to do that and just go to church, any advice for this situation? I’m trying to get closer to god, like I used to be by eliminating everything that’s sinful in my life and try to listen to my spirit more. I’m a teenager and being a teenager and trying to obey and not to sins is very hard because as a teen you want to listen to all the “cool songs” and be “free” and “take care of oneself”. I want to stop thinking this way. Please help.


Jack Wellman June 23, 2019 at 4:58 pm

Hello Chelsea. I think it is fine if you listen to music and it’s not always about God. I listen to Beethoven and there are no words in it, the 5th Symphony to be precise, and there is no mention of God, and the fact that you love God and want to make sure you are not sinning by listening to some music, you are showing me you desire to please God…and that’s so good. I am so proud to call you a sister. I do like your approach to trying to get closer to God. The Gospel of John does that for me greater than any other book in the Bible. I believe it will draw you closer to Jesus Christ! I think that will help! Praying for you.


Rhashauna August 9, 2019 at 6:46 am

I am a believer of God, believe that Christ died for the world. I do listen to a mix of music. I listen to secular music, old r&b like Luther Vandross The Whispers. But since I’ve become baptized and found a home church I try to be conscious of what I listen to and watch. My biggest concern is the TV shows that I watch. I watch a lot of mystery and true crime shows, sometimes horror as well. Is it wrong for me to watch those types of shows. My husband doesn’t like them, so don’t watch them around him.


Jack Wellman August 9, 2019 at 9:20 am

Hello friend. If it bothers your husband, why not listen to these songs when he’s gone or at work. Maybe you can replace Bible reading with TV time. Horror shows are not from God, and I would try to stop viewing these, as they are not of God.


Sister Rose October 12, 2019 at 3:35 pm

But, if the other person likes “Christian Rock” and I don’t, aren’t they a Stumbling Block to me?


Jack Wellman October 12, 2019 at 4:27 pm

Hello Sister Rose. Yes, you are right. It works both ways and you have every right to tell them that it is a stumbing block for you and to not listen to it while you are there, out or respect for our brothers and sisters. Thank you for our question.


Q January 15, 2020 at 7:25 pm

You’ve clearly lied in this article stating someone in the Bible said ”if they don’t like the music just turn off the CD or radio and just talk instead” Obviously they didn’t have CD’s or radios back then., and obviously these things were not said in the Bible…..SO why lie? such a shame.


Jack Wellman January 15, 2020 at 9:49 pm

Hello “Q.” Clearly you are misinformed and did not fully read the entire statement in context as I actually and factually said “If they are distressed over the music you listen to, just turn of the CD or radio and spend the time talking and don‘t “destroy someone for whom Christ died” (Rom 14:15), so you haven’t even quoted me correctly. If you cannot understand this, it is saying that if something we like offends someone on the radio or on one of our CD’s, then we should turn it off and not give offense to a brother or sister so you need to go back over this article and read it again instead of condemning and judging someone by taking their words out of context, and twisting them to say something that was never said in the first place. I pray you repent of your bitterness and judgmental attitude. This is not Christ-liek to call someoen a liar when they did not. Shame on you “Q.” Repent and ask for forgiveness. I percieve a gall of bitterness in you.


Ethan September 9, 2020 at 12:28 pm

Hello, my name is Ethan and i’m a young christian who has gave my heart to the King if kings, but i like listening to rap music.
And sometimes they talk about using drugs and what it has done to their past, they talk about break ups but is it bad to listen to these types of songs? the artists i’m referring to is, polo G , Nba Youngboy, Lil baby. in one of Lil babys songs he says,” God is the only man i fear.” this leads me to believe if they are not talking about sex then it is ok to listen to. if its not glorifying sin then its okay right? Jesus is Lord and i have been saved, but i am attracted by this music for the rhythm as well as the lyrics, because i can relate to the drug abuse and break sinaryose in these songs. thanks. ethan


Jack Wellman September 9, 2020 at 12:34 pm

Hello Ethan. I am so happy you have repented and trusted in Christ. There are many Christian groups who use rap. Please investigate some of them. If these songs put all this in the past and do not mention sexual things, it is okay, but we are told to come out of the world and be set apart for holy use. God said we are to be holy as He is holy, and many of the lyrics of these artists you mention have lyrics that you would not want sung in front of your parents, grandparents, and certainly Jesus. Whatever you choose to do, I pray you make the right decision…whatever that is.


Yohans October 21, 2020 at 2:43 pm

So I just found kutless and fireflight unbreakable and i hear they talk about god and I like guitar songs I also listen to ones like 10 thousand reason a lot and I try to avoid things that doesn’t talk about god. so am just trying to ask is it wrong to listen to those bands? even though I feel like it is not but my biggest question are skillet and thousand foot Krutch and so what if i listen to the songs in the band that I like just some and let say the other ones don’t include about god much so i just choose the one with god message and so is that bad? and so if its not much trouble I will like to ask about these songs- THOUSAND FOOT KRUTCH – War of Change, THOUSAND FOOT KRUTCH – Courtesy call and SKILLET – never going to die, and lastly fireflight-unbreakable they talk about positive things and even some of god messages so am not sure ;/ even though I like them and I am teenage and so am trying to see your viewpoint but I almost made up my mind to listen to them.


Jack Wellman October 21, 2020 at 3:49 pm

Hello Yohans. I am familiar with these bands & I agree, the lyrics are good for most of them. I believe it is up to one’s own conscience as to whether its right or wrong for you. I’ve seen Skillet’s lyrics & listen to some of their songs, and there’s nothing wrong with them. Kutless may be my favorite in the genre closer to you brother, but thank you for your comment Yohans.


Ezra November 16, 2021 at 7:27 am

Psalm 33:3

Need I say more! Don’t let anyone put restrictions on how you praise the lord!


Jack Wellman November 16, 2021 at 8:44 am

There should be restrictions if it’s like a rock concert and you cannot understand the words. Then that worship is useless to God and only entetainment to mankind and that is wrong, don’t you agree Ezra?


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