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@ N Him
we have different drums now and besides that - its played far too loud and in a worldly way!! this is against God - i am sure!!
I dont agree!! I am sure those people who play drums and in that loud wordly way and also the loud electric guitars... are playing because they enjoy that style and volume of music themselves - its their own interest!! we do not glorify God playing music in a worldly way!!
Look up Isaiah 58:1-2. Shout it as loud as u can! Don't hold back! Raise ur voice like the sound of a rams horn, and show my people their sins and the descendants of Jacob their transgressions.......Amen
Thank you Matt Richard!! at last!! :)
Amen to that :)
What about principals, do they go out the window with the needs and preferences of others. Again is in it about Christ. When and how did it become about us??????????????? Christ chilled with sinners,but He did not become one himself. We need to be careful with meeting people where there at. That can bring many a problems to the church. In LOVE but also in TRUTH...........
My church is very culture oriented and we have quite a few people from Africa. They say the same thing about not having the drums. I believe that because the drum came from their that people automatically think it MUST be used their. Hay Gabriel, what makes that church awesome? The worship style they use, or because The Lord is in HIS holly temple.....................
i am sure God will provide a way
we have to do the right thing by God - not worry about loosing an instrument!!
Hi N Him, I've been in Africa most of my life and am 40+ now. At church, no drums instead when there was an instrument it would be a piano, church organ, accordion or guitar and perhaps trumpet played in isolation (special). Those years, (before we saw an increase in the use of band (live) or music that has drums, etc), membership was high, church was lively, spiritual growth high and of late; those churches that have been busy with bands; see increase in youth, marked drop in values and most still do not use drums nor pianos and yet membership is still growing and people love the Lord. Check most African countries....we have a challenge in South Africa...the gateway to Africa.
Make no mistake though ... most of the churches sing well even without instruments.
An uncontrolled use of instruments; even music without instruments easily becomes a dangerous drug; either you prepare the congregation to expect nothing else but excitement (definition of which will be anything excluding sermons, Bible study, nature walk, prison ministries, etc) or you prepare them to listen to or learn to listen to God speak through His servants. Be reminded that, besides the Sabbath, music or sound used to grab our attention and keep us fixed is with ALL kinds of instruments; NOW...is that not conditioning? TV, RADIO, INTERNET, WALKMAN, CELLPHONE, all kinds of gadgets over the past years have been readily manufactured to deliver this type of audio and video to us.
If, to bring people to Christ we use the same methods used by holy wood then we are in the wrong business. Christ met people where they were at, He went to them and when they came to Him they did not find Him immersed in whatever it was they were in. live long. God bless.