SUBJECT: Godly Music
I just want to thank you so much for your ministry, especially your website. As a Christian person who has just returned from being a backslidder, it certainly is a blessing. I walked an aisle and prayed a sinner’s prayer when I was 13 years old, but lived the life of a carnal Christian until just recently and the Lord has used you to help me keep straight.
I really appreciate how you expose apostasy in the Church. One of the areas where you really helped me see apostate thinking even in my own Christian walk is with music. I used to think that CCM was godly, but you have shown me with your thorough citation of personal quotes from the mouths of CCM artists that they are worldly at heart because many of them say secular musicians have influenced their Christian music. Particularly eye-opening is how you may find quotes that are 20, maybe 30 years old, from such CCM performers as Larry Norman,2nd Chapter of Acts, and Dallas Holmes.
I was shocked to learn how this kind of apostasy has been around for so long even with that “calvinist” convert, Steve Camp. And I never knew that Steven Curtis Chapman recorded some of his songs at Abby Studios, the very studios where the Beatles recorded their music back in the 60s and 70s. I know he wasn’t singing secular songs, but just being in those studios is allowing yourself to be associated with evil.
Well, you have taught me that fresh water cannot come out of salt water, so I burned all my CCM tapes and CDs.
I still liked music, so I replaced all my CCM with classical and Southern Gospel, but applying the principles of separation that I have learned from you, I had to burn all my classical and Southern Gospel tapes and CDs as well. That is because many of those composers like Vivaldi and Mozart were Roman Catholics, and that Bach fellow was Lutheran, and we both know how apostate those Lutheran folks are. And many of those Southern Gospel groups like the McGruders are Pentecostal or a part of that apostate Southern Baptist denomination.
So, for a long while I couldn’t find any godly music to listen to, but recently the Lord has introduced me to the Glory Bugles. This is the God honoring music I have been looking for. Not only is their music style spiritual, but their lyrics are convicting. For instance, their song “Have you heard from Peter’s rooster?” confronts personal compromise and secret, unconfessed sins. Then, another one of their songs “If your hair’s too long (there’s sin in your heart)” is direct and to the point I am sure you will agree. They also have songs about the only true Bible translation, the King James.
I thought I would pass along the Glory Bugles to you as well, Bro. Cloud. Maybe you could write one of your daily articles supporting them and telling everyone about really God fearing music?
Again, thanks for your website. It is so encouraging there are preachers out there, like yourself, who stand against the end-times apostasy and for the old Baptist paths.
In his grip,