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Classical Music From The Devil

Some Christians give the impression that all modern music is of the devil and that classical music is of God. The lifestyles of some classical composers has left much to be desired so should we stop listening to their compositions?

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Don't pay any attention to what people have to say. This is what they believe and chances are if you don't believe the same way your going to hell. They don't know your heart. If you think it is wrong then don't listen to such music, but if you haven't been condemned over it, I wouldn't worry about what others say.
---Rebecca_D on 5/12/08

I think most classical music is very soothing and relaxing. I listen to instrumentals and find it rather nice. I think it a question of personal choice. I heard a preacher say he like jazz. I don't.
I think all instrumental music is probably ok for a Christian to listen to. Why? Because you kind of listen and relax to the instruments. Your mind is not being bombarded with a lot of evil words and persuasions that secular ,rap, r & B etc...delivers.
---Robyn on 9/7/07

I believe it's who we play the music to and for that is the real question. God created sound so it belongs to Him. Lets use all of it for HIs glory. And the lifestyle of some Christian composers has left much to be deisered also. Yet their music can be used to glorify God. I wouldn't doubt that some hymns were written by unsaved people. It's impossible to look into the history and judge every motive and reason for a song.
---john on 3/15/07

Alex .... thank you for your reply, and I think I understand what you are saying.
You say you believe in God .. I expect you mean that He made the world and us? Or is he just a great big influence? Who do you think Jesus is? Was he just a nice guy, or more? Is he still around?
You say you think of Jesus as a friend. What sort of friend? Are you the sort of person Jesus would want a a friend? I don't think I am. So why is he my friend? and why is he yours?
---alan8869_of_UK on 2/14/06

M.A. Thank you for your response. Take care my friend
---Alex on 2/14/06

alan8869_of_UK: It's really hard for me to answer your question. I was raised in a catholic home, but I don't agree with a lot of the catholic beliefs as well. I believe in God and I think about Jesus as a friend.. but Not a friend that I have to be praising in every possible way on everything I do, for example: music... By the way, nice to meet you! I have read a lot of your responses on the blogs!!
---Alex on 2/14/06

Alex how can you be a Catholic without being a Christian?
I thought the Roman Catholic Church regarded itself as being the only pure form of Christianity? What do you believe?
---alan8869_of_UK on 2/14/06

Thank you Alex. Yes I agree that we are all of the same blood, however, it is not OUR blood that will save us. It is the blood of JESUS shed at Calvary that washes away our sins, a gift that we can accept or reject. Just remember, any gift that we reject is of no use to us. Fortunately it is still there for the taking and I pray that you will do just that.
---M.A. on 2/14/06

M.A.. yes, I'm not a christian but I truly respect all your beliefs. Like I said, I disagree on certain things, like in music...but there are a lot of things where we think exactly the same. At the end we are all of the same blood.
---Alex on 2/13/06

Not all classic music lifts us to God, but, some of it truly does a good job. Try to listen to some beautiful, heart touching music played on a pipe organ and you feel it deep in your hearts.
---A_Catholic on 2/13/06

I look at it this way - there are 3 types of music - immoral, moral, and ammoral. I enjoy moral and ammoral music. When I buy grocieries, I do not demand food produced only by Christians, when I buy clothing, I do not demand clothing sewn only by Christians. If the music is good and decent, why should we listen only to that produced by Christians (taking into consideration also that, unfortunately, a lot of Christian music is of very poor quality).
---Mary_Ann on 2/13/06

"I'm not a christian"........"I'm catholic" Alex, I think this might be a first on ChristiaNet, thank you for your honesty. You say you love God though so I will be praying that you will progress from there and learn to love His Son also who died to save you.
---M.A. on 2/13/06

Mike " It is documented that at least 10 rock singers died from drug overdoses, or in drug related deaths.". Isn't it also true that several classical composers died of syphilis? Surely we either listen to all music that we personally enjoy or we chuck out ALL that is connected with lifestyles that leave much to be desired.
---M.A. on 2/13/06

Far from condemning Waner, I was using him as an example of the type of music I like. BTW, there is some evidence that he had some sort of Christian, probably RCC, experience, as he and Nietzche had a falling out at the time of Parzival.
---mike6553 on 2/13/06

In my home NO secular music is tolerated, i will not give the devil one inch of ground!
---MikeM on 2/13/06

I'm not a christian, so I have to disagree with a lot of you on this. I don't think that just because a song is not about God it's unholy. I can't imagine a God that will want me to praise him in every possible way on everything I do. I'm catholic and I consider myself as an honest, working and caring human being that loves God, but I don't praise him 24/7.
---Alex on 2/13/06

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Drums, evil? The Bible has lots of them. They are called timbrels and tabrets. The definition is " a round instrument with a skin stretched tightly across" Some of these had rattles on them. We call those tamborines. But they are all instruments to strike. Many Christians don't realize that drums are Scriptural.
---john on 2/13/06

Someone told me that music with drums is evil. I believe it is the words that matter.
---Ulrika on 2/12/06

Did you know that Vaughan Williams, who wrote many famous Christian tunes, was an atheist?
---alan8869_of_UK on 2/12/06

Mike ... I do not think Wagner was Christian, and he would have approved of trhe Holocaust, believing as he did in the superiority of the master race. But would that make it sinful to enjoy the misic. I enjoy Mozart masses! And Bruckner, a devoted Catholic, wrote what is for me some of the most marvellous symphonies, and 3 masses. Does that mean I should not listen to his music?
---alan8869_of_UK on 2/12/06

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J ... Please can't you just summarise what you think, having read those sermons?
---alan8869_of_UK on 2/12/06

Depends on alot of things, but most classical music is gentle and inspiring. I love Wagner, Puccini and Graham Kendrick. It is documented that at least 10 rock singers died from drug overdoses, or in drug related deaths. I don't know of anyone who ever died in mysterious cicrumstances after singing in Turandot.
---mike6553 on 2/12/06

read david wilkersons sermons, excellant view from G_d's Word instead of carnal.
---j on 2/12/06

You have to use your own consience of these matters. I listen to classical music just instrumental. I listen to moderen christian music from the WOW C.D. & country music like Faithhill & tim mcgraw, just use your own decisions to music.
---canda3996 on 2/12/06

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