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Hey, That’s Stupid

When I was growing up in the early sixties, the Beetles and “Rock and Roll” were the craze.  Later, in my wilder days, I used to listen to a lot of what they called “Hard Rock.”   I don’t care much for it any more, but back then, I wouldn’t listen to anything else.  Several friends of mine grew up in different parts of the country (or even in different countries), and like all kinds of different music.  I’ve got several friends that start to “groove” at the first note of a Country and Western song.  I’ve got other friends who head for the door at the first note from a steel guitar!  Is it any wonder that when we join together to worship the arguments about the style of music used are often the most divisive of things in the Body of Christ?  Both young and old, rich and poor, cultured and uncultured all joining together to worship one God–finding themselves arguing about the music instead of worshipping!  I’ve seen it in my own church, and I’m sure you either have, or will see it in your church.  When you experience it, know that it is the work of the devil.  The Lord would not have us divided about such issues.  He prayed that we would be “one.”  My best advice is to find a Bible-believing, doctrinally sound church, and do your best to worship God regardless of the style of music or whether it’s played on a piano, a guitar, or the pipe organ.  If you simply cannot worship there, then maybe you should move on.  Regardless, if you focus on the Lord and what He’s done for you I think you’ll find the style of music will grow less important.  Oh, and one more thing… don’t get caught up in the argument if you can help it.  Like a good friend of mine said just the other day, “I don’t like to get caught up in an argument that’s going nowhere!”

“Don’t have anything to do with foolish and stupid arguments, because you know they produce quarrels.  And the Lord’s servant must not quarrel; instead, he must be kind to everyone, able to teach, not resentful.  Those who oppose him he must gently instruct, in the hope that God will grant them repentance leading them to a knowledge of the truth, and that they will come to their senses and escape from the trap of the devil, who has taken them captive to do his will.” 2 Timothy 2:23-26

In Christ,

Pastor JimKilby@Kilbin8er

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