Resolving the Music Controversy

What's this disagreement all about.

For some time now there has been a serious controversy in the body of Christ over music. It has been going on for years and still divides churches more than any other issue.


It's not a disagreement over biblical commands. Some try to argue that it is, but it's not. Colossians 3:16-17 commands us to sing psalms, hymns and spiritual songs. Psalm 150 commands us to praise God with a variety of instruments. Psalm 96:1 commands us to sing a new song.

It's not a disagreement over the content of songs. Some contend that the new songs are too repetitious and shallow. But some of the new choruses are straight out of scripture, while some of the old hymns were extremely repetitious (did you ever really look at the words of "When the Roll is Called Up Yonder"?)

It's not a disagreement over majority opinion. Some think it is, but they are like the woman who complained, "I can't really believe Richard Nixon won the election—I don't know anyone who voted for him!" That's more of a commentary ...

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