I was asked who I thought was a professed Christian, but also a part of the illuminati, and I would say that Tonex comes to mind, and a lot of the gay/homosexual Christian artists such as:
Also those that promote feelings over the Word of God, and are blatantly or even vaguely homosexual.
I believe that their should be experiences sung in music, but when there is no message of repentance, then there is a problem, because it keeps you "In your feelings" I also believe that feelings should be accompanied by thought, and when certain melodies are played, it speaks to feelings and not to the brain. Hence, being swept up in music is easy.
There is also a way to sing music that is a way of controlling the mind, like repetitious verses and phrases......chants. These are used heavily in Gospel Music, and is purely to garner a response from an individual.
Everyone knows that when the organ plays a certain group of chords and the preacher gets to "screeching" that it is time to shout.....this is a form of mind control in our churches. There is a fine line to knowing when the music crosses over to unacceptable.
Repetition is also used, and is used heavily in all music. It is commonly known as the "hook" This is why most people may not know verses, but they can remember a hook to a song. This is used across the board in music, even in jingles, cartoons etc.
It is effectual to cut off the thinking process of one's brain and switch to purely a physical response. Like the "holy dance" and such. These are displays of the taking over of one's body, and allowing the flailing around of one's being with no regard to what is going on. Just because it is done in church does not make it "holy." (I know I will step on toes here)
These kinds of expressions are closely related to voodoo ceremonies where the repetition and chanting and the "dance" are instrumental in satanic worship. Ours churches have adopted these things as signs of the indwelling of the Holy Spirit, but it is a leftover tradition of African religion that was accepted into the church.
I believe that most people do not make the connection, and truly believe that this is glorifying to God.....however God blinks at our ignorance, and He will bring those the information in His time. Then its about whether the people will hear and obey.
Then there are those who try to make the message of Christian music as vague as they can, they make the beats prominent over the message. This is so that people have a hard time letting go of secular music, or cannot distinguish between the secular and the Christian.
J Moss is another Christian artist that writes for secular artists like Beyonce, and a lot of prominent artists in the industry. Rodney Jerkins is a writer of Christian music also, but he is one of the most sought after producers out there for secular too. Jerkins is known as "Darkchild" in the industry....does it have a deeper meaning? I don't know, but it gives me pause, and a lot of artists will say "Darkchild" as a way of giving props in their songs.
You cannot serve two masters.......if you are writing secular music for the Gaga's of the world I must question where you heart lies. This is difficult because I enjoy these artists as well as their music. I STRUGGLE TOO. I LOVE SECULAR AND CHRISTIAN MUSIC....so I am not wagging my finger at anyone, and am a part of the fight for what I listen to.
But, again I am not saying give up Christian music, but I do know that when you let the Lord lead you in the choosing of music that glorifies Him, you don't have to listen to what others tell you to listen to. You will be able to say "Thus sayeth the Lord." and that's better than anything I could advise you to do.
Edited by illana - Jun 06 2011 at 9:26am