May 28, 2023

The Dangers of Church Music

Passage: Colossians 2:12-17

If we were to discuss various dangers associated with church, I doubt that many of us would claim that church music is dangerous. The stairway is a danger, the parking lot may be a danger, perhaps an unruly child is a danger, but not music. How could music be dangerous?

There is more than one kind of danger. Some dangers are physical, I suppose some dangers might be political or social, and some dangers are spiritual. Music used in church could present something of a spiritual danger, and that’s what I’d like to talk about today.

Colossians 3:16  Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom, teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.

Music can be dangerous because it teaches and admonishes us. We learn much through music. E.g., children’s songs—we teach great truths through music. So if the music is not accurate, what we teach will be wrong. In fact, in some churches, they learn more through music than they do through the preaching. So if the music is wrong, the people are going to believe the wrong things.

I’d like to consider how the use of music in some churches may presents dangerous situations in some cases. Sadly, the dangers and errors I’m about to describe are fairly common in many evangelical churches. We should make sure to avoid these dangers in our church.

What are some of the dangers of church music?

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