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I Destroyed My Rock Music

Hey everyone! God bless you all. On Monday, August 22, I destroyed all my secular heavy metal music CD's. I am happy with this decision- and I think God is already blessing me as a result! We have to follow our hearts sometimes, though it isn't always easy. Praise the Lord!

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---MikeM on 5/20/07

Delonie: you are blessed. Your comment is right on time. God bless you for respecting your mom's wisdom, also. Many blessings.
---Robyn on 5/19/07

Over there in mormonville, you're allowed to have other bibles, multiple wives when you reach heaven, be your own god. Doesn't that sound like another ism, where you'll meet up with all those virgins. Virginville and mormonville are very similar when you think about it.
---sammy on 5/19/07

In the Germany of the 1930's they felt the responsibility to burn books they felt were dangerious for others, society in general. They had to protect others from the bad ideas in tham.

I note today the books burned are not much different than what the Nazi's burned; the same ideas are employed now, as then, and thats chilling. Its undefendable. Today they burn books at church, tomorrow they may do a house to house search.
---MikeM on 5/19/07

i also used to like listening to rock, i didn't really like the heavy metal one, and my mom told me that she thought God wasn't pleased with that type of genre because, it motivated the flesh to react in a way, that wasn't christlike so i decided to drop it.... let me tell you that your decision was a good one, 1. you'll grow spiritually
2. God will bless you
---delonie on 5/19/07

Hey Blade! Congratulations on YOUR personal decision. I replied to you when you first came on about being saved, and I rejoice with you that you see the "individual" need for PURITY. While many of the arguments presented here are valid, anything that does not glorify God is competing for His GLORY, which He says He will not share with anyone or anything. God bless you and keep you.
---tommy3007 on 5/19/07

In the Germany of the 1930's they felt the responsibility to burn books they felt were dangerious for others, society in general. They had to protect others from the bad ideas in tham.

I note today the books burned are not much different than what the Nazi's burned; the same ideas are employed now, as then, and thats chilling. Its undefendable. Today they burn books at church, tomorrow they may do a house to house search.
---MikeM on 5/19/07

Sue, I love books very much and would never want to destroy them, but I have destroyed books that I felt would be dangerous to others. We have a responsibility to others. We cannot say that we have found Christ and then put others at risk by selling them material that we find objectionable.
---lorra8574 on 5/18/07

God bless you and may God's peace be with you always. You have overcome by the blood of the Lamb. Praise God. Not only have you been born again you have been delivered from one more trap of the devil....hallelujah! Some people are saved but not delivered from certain sins. Your faith has moved you to another level in God. This is what it's all about. I rejoice with you brother! Thank you Jesus!
---Robyn on 5/18/07

There is a great message in Psalm 81:1 "Sing for joy to God our strength;Shout aloud to the God of Jacob".
I don't know what kind of music plays today, but it certainly doesn't glorify God!
Loud guitar and drums are nothing but noise.
Our hearts must choose our Devotion,either to the World or our Heavenly Father God.
---rosem4839 on 5/18/07

Is demonic/satanic black metal sinful? I dont like the lyrics but the instrumentation is ridiculous. Is this a sin?
---Connor on 5/7/07

Blade I'm Glad for you!
Christians need to guard ourselves from secular entertainment.

Some are strong enough to watch TV shows and count sins portrayed by the characters; this is a great exercise if you have nothing else to do and are stuck watching garbage on TV.

Others however will be sucked in by a story line, and soon find themselves laughing at the unregenerate attitudes portrayed.

Good Job man! Take the fight to new fronts, and take back any ground the devil has gained.
---Pharisee on 4/11/07

I agree with MrsM. If something is evil, we should not export it into someone else's life. But I do not agree that listening to non-religious music is sinful.
Some music is sinful, but much secular music is quite acceptabl
---alan8869_of_UK on 8/1/06

by the sound of the responses on this topic, you folks would say that those who burned the sorcerers' books in Acts 19:19 were wrong. they didnt sell them. no big suprise, God isnt Holy anymore, -----right?
---r.w. on 7/31/06

mrs morgan is right on. that's what the Lord said to my heart too.
---r.w. on 7/31/06

SUE, When I let my ungodly music go, I didn't want to give it away or sell it because I didn't want to be responsible for "polluting" someone with that stuff. That's kind of like giving up Booze, then selling it for profit at the expense of peoples souls, you know what I mean?
---Mrs._Morgan on 7/30/06

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I dont agree with destroying things but a better idea if you MUST do it is to sell the music/cd's on ebay. Ebay has a thing where you can donate your profits to charity. Then at least somebody will get some good out of it!
---SUE on 7/30/06

I am an old man. My new band of interest is 'Shooter Jennings,' which sounds a lot like what Skynyrd' did 30 years ago. The lyrics are not evil, foul or even suggestive. As a Teen I have seen books and records burned in the back of a church. Such people I feel sorry for, using a flame to balm their paranoid fears generated by gross ignorance. Such people do not have a leg to stand on. Double shame.
---MikeM on 7/30/06

Rock music is one thing but I notice that the kids like to have the volume turned up as high as they can get it. The price they will pay is the gradual loss of hearing. This is one of the reasons I carry earplugs in my glove box when my son drives down the road. As he gets older I also notice that his taste in music is improving. Hopefully as he matures, his love for rock music will disappear.
---lee on 7/30/06

Julio ... I'm glad you wre just kidding ... a pity some of the others here are not doing the same!
r.w. Is it sinful to enjoy anything other than religious music? Jesus never told us we could go on an aeroplane ... does it make that sinful? Is enjoying yuor Everglades sinful? ... Jesus never authorised that.
I deliberately used the word "religious" because you sound like a pharisee, not a follower of Jesus.
---alan8869_of_UK on 7/30/06

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"When they start burning books,(or records) burning people cannot be far behind"-German philosopher, 1910, 30 years before the holocaust.
Books, records, persons burned throughout history were done with the claim it was "Gods will," the evil-doers clutching a Bible in one hand, a torch in the other. Shame
---MikeM on 7/30/06

r.w.--Are you sure you haven't created a god in your own image and likeness who happens to have your exact tastes in music?

Or at least, are you sure you're not projecting your own musical preferences onto the Lord Almighty?

It works both ways.
---Jack on 7/30/06

Madison, I don't think Mozart will affect a Christians holy anointing, but Ozzy will, sorry Ozzy, but it's true, I had to let you go Ozzy, as well as the other music that offend's God and that would break down my anointing. My brother had to let ACDC go, yikes they made a song called High Way to Hell, scary! Folks can't have their cake and eat it too, God and things that are Anti-God.
---Mrs._Morgan on 7/30/06

julio how bout God being a jealous God? u forget that? you have broken the 2nd of the ten commandments by creating a god to your liking, wants and desires. your god probably doesnt mind secular music-that's fine, cause your god doesnt exist. in all things we do we're either FOR God, or we are AGAINST God. Holiness or Hell also applies to the tunes as well.
---r.w. on 7/29/06

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I love the classics, my mom introduced us as children to beautiful music, she was a classic musician. Don't fault me, but I also like Bonnie Raitt, Buddy Guy, Eric Clapton among others, especially blues music. Etta James sang "At Last" at our wedding! But I also have a love and appreciation of Christian music.
---NVBarbara on 10/7/05

The decision to sacrifice anything- be it a type of music, a tv show or even a hobby- to further follow Christ is a personal one and should not be pushed on another person- unless it is a situation where the thing they are holding onto is hurting them or others around them and you need to step in. You can't make others mature spiritually by trying to make them do things they are not ready for yet.
---Erin on 10/7/05

Alan, I was kidding! Come on, you don't need to destroy CDs or books just because they don't praise the Lord. I don't want to offend nobody with the next comment, but I can not imagine a God that'll hate a good play or a song just because is not about him! I think God wants us to be good, but also to enjoy life... so I will keep on listening to music, going to the movies, etc...
---Julio on 9/28/05

Madison ... You are fortunte to enjoy a much wider range of music than me ... I envy you!
I do not know how I would survive if all I was allowed to listen to was Christian music, and read only Christian books.
And as for having only Christian friends, as advocated on another blog ... we would certainly not be allowing God to talk through us.
---alan8869_of_UK on 9/28/05

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Alan: I have no intentions of giving up my Pachelbel, Mozart, or even my Celine Dion. I love all types of music, except maybe the heavy metal. I even enjoy some rap, horrors.
---Madison on 9/28/05

Madison ... Personally I do not see why I should destroy my collection, or you your Mozart!
Neither should I throw away my James Bond video> Nor should I avoid going to see Shakespeare plays because they are not primarily Christian.
Nor, I think should those who like Jaz have to give that up, or even heavy metal fans give up the music they like.
---alan8869_of_UK on 9/28/05

If you discovered that your greengrocer, dentist, optician, child's teacher, and countless other people you have dealings with, were involved in some kind of occultish thing, would you buy elsewhere, change you medical advisors, move your child to another school etc. If your answer is yes, then you should also destroy all books, music etc. with similar connections. Most of the time though, we just don't know these things even if true.
---Xanthi on 9/28/05

Alan: Does this mean I should not play Mozart for my students? Horrors!!!!! I love to expose my students to the classical artists, especially Mozart and Beethoven and Vivaldi. My favorite is Pachelbel, I love his Canon in D minor.
---Madison on 9/27/05

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Julio ... are you serious? Beethoven was not a devil worshipper, nor was Bach, nor Bruckner, nor as far as I am aware any others I listed.
You will have to provide an better reason for destroying them .. I will not destroy them on a lie.
---alan8869_of_UK on 9/27/05

Hi, my name is Julio M. Yes Alan, destroy them, destroy them all!
Heavy metal is just a vehicle of the devil! Groups like Dimmu Borgir, Children of Bodom or Alan Parson are just devil worshippers.. and Beethoven too!!
Praise the Lorda! Ohh thank you Jesus!!!
---Julio on 9/27/05

I have an extensive collection of Classical music ... Beethoven, Brahms, Berlioz, Bax, Bruckner, Bach, Brian, Bantock, and that's only the "B"s that I remember without actually looking at the CDs.
Beethoven wrote religious music, but mostly secular. Bruckner was a Roman Catholic and even his secular music speaks of his deep faith. And so on ...
Should I destoy my collection?
---alan8869_of_UK on 9/24/05

Why do you ask?
---sun on 9/17/05

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Are you going to burn your books too?
---NurseRobert on 8/27/05

That is great to hear! I was a metalhead and when I first got saved I was afraid to even turn on the radio. There are some great Christian groups to listen to. FFH kept me saved when I thought I would turn back. If you go to their web site you can check out some of their music. God bless you and keep HIM tuned in!
---missy on 8/27/05

Praise God! The Presence of the Holy Spirit inhabits clean houses.
---Eloy on 8/26/05

Good on ya' Blade! Garbage out, good stuff in!
---NVBarbara on 8/26/05

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Amen, amen, amen, amen, amen
---shira_5965 on 8/25/05

Good for you!!! I saw an incredible Christian documentary "Hells Bells" which dealt with the demonic influence in music. May God richly bless you.
---aly on 8/25/05

I'm glad you did! And God will bless you! That kind of music gets into your soul. It makes people do crazy things. Now, get some good gospel music to listen to! That feeds your soul spiritually, you'll be glad you did. God Bless!!!
---Peggy on 8/25/05

That is so great.
---debbie23453 on 8/25/05

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GREAT!!!! Praise to the Lord!!!!!!!!! I destroyed my rock music and giant movie collection, too, although it needed a few years of growing in Christ until I realized that this was overdue! Jesus has blessed me mightily in return and I trust will bless you mightily, too!! Let us strive to follow the pure Lamb of God whereever He leads!!
---Gretchen on 8/25/05

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