Hymns that lift up the name of Jesus and that proclaim the glory of God.
What about contemporary Christian music?
Some is good and some is not. If it is espousing bad doctrine or no doctrine it is bad. If it is designed to cater to the lost and the flesh rather than to glorify God and edify the body of Christ it is also bad. Based on such criteria, much of what is in the Christian books stores is bad.
Believers should never modify their preaching or their music to attract the world. God tells us that there should always be a clear distinction between the holy and the profane.
“And even things without life giving sound, whether pipe or harp, except they give a distinction in the sounds, how shall it be known what is piped or harped?” [1 Corinthians 14:7 ]
“And they shall teach my people the difference between the holy and profane, and cause them to discern between the unclean and the clean.” [Ezekiel 44:23]
Several (though not many) Christian songwriters put scripture to music. This allows the singer and the listener to memorize the word of God, an activity that both glorifies God and edifies the body of Christ.
Index To Inspirational Hymns Posts:
- Thou Dist Leave Thy Throne
- Prayer Is The Soul’s Sincere Desire
- I Heard The Voice Of Jesus Say
- He Hideth My Soul
- Hark, My Soul!
- Amazing Love
A Classic Hymn: What Wondrous Love Is This
SEE ALSO: Music Resources
Christ Died For The Ungodly
by Horatius Bonar
The divine testimony concerning man is, that he is a sinner. God bears witness against him, not for him; and testifies that "there is none righteous, no, not one"; that there is "none that doeth good"; none "that understandeth"; none that even seeks after God, and, still more, none that loves Him (Psa. 14:1-3; Rom. 3:10-12). God speaks of man kindly, but severely; as one yearning over a lost child, yet as one who will make no terms with sin, and will "by no means clear the guilty." <continued>