“Should CHRISTIANS Listen To SECULAR Music?” – Joshua Mike- Bamiloye

Joshua mike- Bamiloye
Joshua Mike – Bamiloye


Here are my thoughts on the matter. Now first I want us to expand the concept of “secular” which means “not connected with religious or spiritual matters.”


UI, ISI, Oxford etc are secular institutions. NaGeo, CNN etc are secular channels unlike TBN, Dove TV etc. Now to music; twinkle twinkle little star, National Anthem, wedding/birthday songs etc are examples of secular songs.


Now we understand the word “secular”. There’s a branch of secular that we Christians call “Wordly”. What do we tag as Wordly? “For everything in the world–the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life–comes not from the Father but from the world.” 1John2:16


So therefore;
-whatever promotes any of the attributes in 1John 2:16
-Whatever counters our faith.
-whatever preaches immorality/lust
-whatever goes against the features of Phil 4:8, etc, these are secular songs, but more precisely WORLDY-Secular songs.


Phil 4:8 says, “Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.”


So ALL worldly songs are secular, but not ALL secular songs are worldly. I hope we got that.
So the question is should Christians listen to secular songs?


Here’s my opinion, Since we’ve established secular to mean “not connected to religion or spiritual matters”, it’s safe to say that AS CHRISTIANS, Non worldly-secular songs are like junk food.


I call them that because eating them every now and then though isn’t beneficial to your (spiritual) health won’t kill either, but having them in large quantity (compared to quantity of healthy food) OR living off of them ALONE is dangerous to your health and can lead to death.


That’s basic. This also means that the healthiest way is to simply do without them and stick to fresh foods I.e “gospel/Christian music”
Because Music draws your attention (consciously or subconsciously) to its topics, as a Christian you’ll be better off drawn to God’s presence more often than to any other.


Worldly-Secular music on the other hand are drops of poison to your spirit man. Music is the only element that gains access to your heart and spirit without your permission.


Whatever content the music carries, be it immorality, lust, love of money, envy or pride goes straight into you and sticks its root into the soil of your heart.


What’s the implication of this? Prov 4:23 says “Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it.” When the heart is corrupted, it WILL (not “it may”) influence your actions. This is what drives a person into a sinful lifestyle.


As a Christian, it is wrong and dangerous to listen to Wordly music.
It is even worse for a Christian who has many young Christian followers to encourage this. You have no idea the level of damage you’re causing on them.


Some might ask “what about listening to a Christian song produced by a Wordly person?” As a Christian with followers, I won’t condemn the song nor will I endorse it. If I encourage my followers to listen to it, I’m also drawing their attention to the artist and his works…..


…(past and present) and then what happens when the artist later decides to sing the opposite? Now this is a different case from if the artist openly claims to be born again and has turned a new leaf. Wisdom is key.


In conclusion, always remember that your body is the temple of God and this includes your heart. Guard its gateway against polluting content.
God bless. ”


Whew! This was a really beautiful read, and I hope it blessed you? The truth is, you cannot keep saying it doesn’t matter. Music is a powerful tool that can transform you or weaken you.


Who else has listened to a song and was left weaker than they were, or felt drained? Who have also listened to a song and felt energized and fired up all of a sudden? It just goes ahead to say Music has a spirit, don’t let the spirits from just any song influence you.


You can drop your thoughts, experiences and lessons from this.
Please share to educate other Christians

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