Posted by: Apostolic Oneness Pentecostals | May 21, 2009

Kris Allen American Idol Winner 2009

This year, I boycotted American Idol because I felt there were so many more talented individual’s (like Danny Gokey and Jamar Rogers (whom by the way did not even make it to the top 13) ) but hey, its a done deal. I’m just personally glad that the Gothic boy Adam Lambert did NOT win.

Now, I personally don’t listen to secular music (only Christian / Gospel) however I can appreciate the wonderful talents God has given to those who do sing (such as some people on American Idol). Why? Well, lets turn to the Bible and see why. Ephesians 5:19 admonishes us that are Christian to “Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord;” With that in mind, I have relied on the Holy Ghost to interpret this scripture to mean that the only songs that are acceptable in the eyes of the Lord are songs that are directed to Him only. If you feel you can listen to rock, rap, R&B and hip hop and still please God, by all means, I’m not going to to stop. But what I am going to admonish you is to do that which pleaseth the Lord Jesus Christ.

Songs that don’t edify the Lord Jesus are not songs which will bring one into a more pleasing and acceptable relationship with the Lord Jesus. Its important to know that in this Christian race we are no longer a part of this world, but we have been transformed by the renewing of our mind through the Holy Ghost. And since we are no longer a slave to sin, we now are considered bondservants (or slaves) to God who gives us the very breath that we breath.

There are so many genres of Christian music out there, you dont just have to listen to hymns alone, you can listen to any type of genre of music so long as it glorifies and up lifts the Name of Jesus. Take time today to look into that CD collection of yours and begin to sort out the things which are not pleasing to God. If the lyrics do not gloryfy Him, you really need to ask yourself if you should be listening to it. And besides, music that is sung to the Lord ALONE will cause someone that is not saved to consider being saved by repenting of their sins, being baptised in water in the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ for the remission of their sins, so that they can get the Holy Ghost with the initial evidence of speaking in tongues. (Acts 2:38)


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