the thing you have to ask is, ''is this glorifying God?'' not all secular music is bad, but not all of it is good, either. what about some offensive lyrics-- is it pleasing to God's ears, or does it help uplift a fellow believer, or even your own soul? music certainly can change a mood, liven it, or depress it. my personal thought is 'garbage-in, garbage-out'. if its not good for my heart and mind, if its not uplifting or encouraging, or bringing glory to the Father, its garbage i'm taking in. and when i'm done chewing it, it has to come out..problem is, in what fashion will it leave my lips/my attitude/my testimony? is my listening to certain lyrics going to make a brother/sister stumble? i hope not! which brings us back to 'not all secular music is bad'.. you have to use discernment, something i feel everyone has and can use in determining what is good and what is not.
at 12:42 AM on Jul. 29, 2010