Question: What is your opinion of rock music? Would you condemn it? | thebereancall.org

Hunt, Dave

Question: What is your opinion of rock music? Would you condemn it?

Response: I am not an expert on music, but I know that music can be used of Satan as well as by God. It plays a big part in all religions, from Christianity to paganism. Here I am talking about the "beat" or rhythm, not the words. The particular beat of music can put one into an altered state of consciousness, where demonic influences can then invade one's mind. This is especially true of a loud and monotonous beat that is both hypnotic (monotonous) and isolating (so loud that thinking of anything else is impossible).  There is music that is clearly uplifting and some that is degrading, agitating and not at all suitable for praising God, but rather for arousing man's baser instincts: you don't need to be a musician to see the results and to sense it in your spirit as you listen. If that kind of music forms the background for supposedly "Christian" words, then I think we have a perversion.

It has been my limited observation that in most rock, Christian or not, it is virtually impossible to understand the words that are being sung because of the loud "music" being played. Thus the "beat" is the main element that moves the audience. The words, no matter how good, have little effect except upon those who already have them memorized.

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