Tuesday, July 26, 2005

Why Contemporary Christian Music Should Not Be Allowed in any Lutheran Church! Installment 2

Greetings in Jesus,

Why should Contemporary Christian Music not be allowed in any Lutheran Church? It's association with the world. I recommend a decent book entitled "Why I Left the Contemporary Christian Movement" He doesn't come to the conclusions that I would have liked, but some of his basic premises are right on track.

He basically is saying that the CCM movement has no right to be in God's church, let alone the Lutheran church. The music blantly mirrors the world and is opposed to the Gospel. Without knowing it, he is promoting the all important concept of Lutheran worship, which is Lex orandi, lex credendi. Trying to preach and sing about the Gospel with worldly means is wrong! Even those whose wholeheartedly accept CCM acknowledge its association with the world. They argue that people will more easily come to church because they are hearing music that they like. These self-promoters get all excited because the Church is becoming more relevant to the world. To me, anything that excites the world should be rejected outright!

Take care and God bless. Pastor Haugen

7 Comments:

At 11:17 AM, Anonymous terence said...

"Contemporary Christian" has become an oxymoron.
The "Contemporary" is not "Christian" since it points away or distracts from the Cross.
The terms "contemporary" and "traditional" have both become misleading. Correct use of the terms, for example, would actually apply to the Psalms.
Perhaps the emphasis should neither be "contemporary" or "traditional" but for "reverent" which really exposes what really is "irreverent."

 
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At 11:31 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

i am a 17 year old christian who is on fire for God ... i think the christian music movement is Great ..many people are set in their own ways and traditions.... be open minded in leading people to christ ...if it leads people to christ why bother messing with it... i love jesus with all my heart and music is my passion... music is powerful...and influence's many.... People stuck in their own traditions is the reason that people are not getting saved anymore and churches are falling a part.... much love in christ...Rosie

 
At 2:02 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree with the other anonymous person. I also have to say something about them saying to be open minded. I have friends who insist that you must have this part of the liturgy and that part otherwise the worship is suspicious or wrong. Now when you start getting like that it makes me feel as if liturgy is just a bunch of steps we do because we do it all the time. It's a routine with God all of a sudden instead of a RELATIONSHIP!!! Which alot of contemporary songs get into. RELATIONSHIP with God, which is what we're supposed to have.

 
At 9:34 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

When your church is empty, you might try a contemporary church down the street.

 

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