I am a very big fan of yours and I know you are truly a Christian. I am a Christian myself by God’s grace and I will like to ask a question. I am one who loves decency even in music. I will like to know the limit of the kind of music a Christian should listen to. It seems its not okay to listen to any song, no matter how clean or positive, if was not done by a gospel artiste;it is believed that all good things come from God, and all songs that seem good must be done by a ‘clean vessel’ and must contain a GOD element.
Is it possible that no secular artiste can do any ‘positive’ song that is really positive? For example, if I listen to a song done by say Wizkid about helping victims of an earthquake in ABC country, why wont i remember his song about shaking a lady’s bosom or butts in the same breath?
Before sharing my opinion with you, here is a scripture that inform my beliefs on this matter:
Col: 2: 20 – 23 (NLT)
You have died with Christ, and he has set you free from the spiritual powers of this world. So why do you keep on following the rules of the world, such as, 21 “Don’t handle! Don’t taste! Don’t touch!”? 22 Such rules are mere human teachings about things that deteriorate as we use them. 23 These rules may seem wise because they require strong devotion, pious self-denial, and severe bodily discipline. But they provide no help in conquering a person’s evil desires.
My emphasis here is verse 23. You see, people always seem to know “what a Christian should do, how a Christian should behave, and bla bla bla”. And they will always make rules about it. Like the bible says, some of those rules can seem really helpful. But a lot of times, it binds most young believers into religion.
Christianity is a very personal relationship. A relationship that is guided by the word of God and the spirit of God. What does the bible say about the kind of communication we expose ourselves to? Check this:
2Tim: 2:16 (NLT)
16 Avoid worthless, foolish talk that only leads to more godless behavior
Psalm 101:3-4 (NLT)
3 I will refuse to look at
anything vile and vulgar.
I hate all who deal crookedly;
I will have nothing to do with them.
4 I will reject perverse ideas
and stay away from every evil.
As Christians, the life we live is spiritual, and what we expose ourselves to, must reflect this. If a certain piece of music is not edifying, if it doesn’t edify your spirit or glorify God in anyway, stay away from it.
On the issue of “positive music” from a non-Christian artiste, I personally do not have a problem with it. As long as the words are not vulgar, profane or offensive in any way.
But like I said, Christianity is personal. So search your conscience. If you are uncomfortable, then stay away. If not, keep it clean and enjoy your music.
I hope you find my answer helpful.