Everything you do as a Christian is worship to God. In music, your appearance, the lyrics, the instrumentation and your mode of singing must all be to the glory of God. Most secular songs seek to arouse emotions and, more especially, erotic feelings that basically promote promiscuity. In the reading, Apostle Jude, the brother of Jesus Christ, admonishes that you should contend for the faith once handed over to you. This means that the psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs you sing today must reflect the doctrines of the church. These doctrines include thanatology (death and aftermath), eschatology (the end time events), the Trinity, pneumatology (the Holy Spirit), hamartiology (sin and its consequences), Christology, the love and mercy of God…
For Christian songs to trend rapidly and contend against secular ones, you must do the following:
– Know and understand the Scriptures
– Pray for God’s inspiration
– Consider the audience and their culture
– Do not try to imitate; be original
– Create a pattern and hold onto it
– Be simple but attractive
– Listen to trending secular music and compose a song to correct the propagated false doctrine
– A song, either received or composed, must be shown to a spirit-filled musician for input on doctrinal issues
– Maintain your relationship with God so that you do not replace your gold with bronze.
But I want to remind you, though you once knew this, that the Lord, having saved the people out of the land of Egypt, afterward destroyed those who did not believe. (Jude 1:5 NKJV) NEVER MISS YOUR PATH!
Secular humanists, in their quest to popularise their kind of music, want music to run mad, thereby rewarding indecency against decency. This should not surprise you at all; “for certain men have crept in unnoticed, who long ago were marked out for this condemnation, ungodly men…” (v.4). Just keep contending for the faith with the right kind of music!