Perhaps you want to live in a Dark Age; you find God's law distasteful, and want Jesus Christ as your Savior, not your Lord. If so, be content with the world around you. But, if not, believe in and apply God's law.
I was pleased recently when I learned that the favorite hymn of the late Dr. Greg Bahnsen was "Joy to the World" by Isaac Watts.We must never relegate music to anything less than a central part of life and worship. The Scriptures repeatedly tell us that we are to sing unto the Lord.
You've heard it said, "Where there is a will, there is a way." I propose this: "Where there is a will, there is a BETTER way."
Back then, I documented the extent to which humanism dominated music, contra James Jordan's opposing viewpoint that music had emerged relatively unscathed by humanist influence in comparison to the other arts. Now, standing on the edge of the new millennium, one can survey how completely the intervening fifteen years of humanist domination has altered the landscape. The easy part is compiling the evidence; the hard part is wresting control from the kingdom of man.
In a previous article, "The Biblical View Of Music," I discussed the key Biblical requirements for good music. Art, by its very nature, is enjoyed by being reflected upon.
For those of us who support the creed and basic manifesto of Chalcedon, seeing Christendom impact all of culture should be the driving force in our lives.
Though Christians are quick to profess God's omniscience, we are slow to recognize the enormous consequences of this attribute. God has never learned anything.
An awesome aspect of the powerfully redemptive ministry of Jesus Christ was His binding of Satan (Rev. 20:1-3) from his deceiving, or leading astray, the nations during His continuing reign.