In the 70’s we were told that Rock music was Satan’s tongue. Then in the 80’s came the advent of “Christian rock,” loud music featuring electric guitar solos and driving drum beats with lyrics promoting the Gospel.
In the past 24 hours I have encountered two polar opposite opinions. There’s this guy:
…suggesting there is nothing Christian about rock music and the whole thing is nothing less than a deception of Satan himself. And then the video below. Now, it’s worth watching for a good laugh, and that’s the reason I was sharing it with a pastor friend on Facebook. You can watch the whole thing or skip to the 50 second mark.
“He taught me how to praise my God and still play rock ‘n roll. The music may sound different but the message is the same, it’s just an instrument to praise his name.”
When you get done laughing (or crying) take a look at that line. Whether or not this qualifies as “rock and roll” is not the issue. At issue is whether or not the words are true: the music may sound different but the message is the same. Satan head up there says rock music cannot bring glory to the Almighty. Christian rock is used by dark forces of evil to keep people away from God. Sonseed, Kutless, Geoff Moore & The Distance, The Newsboys and others all say music is a mechanism to convey a message and their message shares the Gospel, glorifies God and edifies the body.
In the end we may agree to disagree; to each his own. But let’s hear what you have to say in the comments and see if we can have a meaningful discussion.