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Angela_s

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I deleted all my songs from my cellphone, since I've heard every kind of music can be satanic. Even these that are not from popular singers.

I would like to know how you can recognize if a song (with or without lyrics) is satanic or imply something linked to it.

I don't want to delude God.

If you have different views about the topic, don't worry. I will value each of them on my own.
 

Magenta

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I don't want to delude God.
You cannot delude God.

I deleted all my songs from my cellphone, since I've heard every kind of music can be satanic.
Not all music is Satanic, and Scripture tells us to raise our voices and make a joyful noise unto the Lord in quite a few places, such as Psalm 95:1~

Come, let us sing for joy to the LORD; let us shout aloud to the Rock of our salvation.
 

Magenta

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More examples:

Psalm 98:4
Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth; break forth into joyous song and sing praises!

Psalm 100:1
A Psalm for giving thanks. Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth!

Psalm 150:1-6
Praise the Lord! Praise God in his sanctuary; praise him in his mighty heavens! Praise him for his mighty deeds; praise him according to his excellent greatness! Praise him with trumpet sound; praise him with lute and harp! Praise him with tambourine and dance; praise him with strings and pipe! Praise him with sounding cymbals; praise him with loud clashing cymbals! ...

Psalm 98:6
With trumpets and the sound of the horn make a joyful noise before the King, the Lord!

Ephesians 5:19
Addressing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody to the Lord with your heart,

James 5:13
Is anyone among you suffering? Let him pray. Is anyone cheerful? Let him sing praise.

Psalm 100:1-5
A Psalm for giving thanks. Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth! Serve the Lord with gladness! Come into his presence with singing! Know that the Lord, he is God! It is he who made us, and we are his; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture. Enter his gates with thanksgiving, and his courts with praise! Give thanks to him; bless his name! For the Lord is good; his steadfast love endures forever, and his faithfulness to all generations.

1 Chronicles
David also commanded the chiefs of the Levites to appoint their brothers as the singers who should play loudly on musical instruments, on harps and lyres and cymbals, to raise sounds of joy.

Hebrews 2:12
Saying, “I will tell of your name to my brothers; in the midst of the congregation I will sing your praise.”

Psalm 149:5
Let the godly exult in glory; let them sing for joy on their beds.

Psalm 40:3
He put a new song in my mouth, a song of praise to our God. Many will see and fear, and put their trust in the Lord.

[video=youtube;0M8XK2w7wmw]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0M8XK2w7wmw[/video]
 

Stranger36147

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Magenta, I love that song. Thank you for posting it. :)
 

Magenta

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Magenta, I love that song. Thank you for posting it. :)
Third Day has many excellent songs of praise and worship :D

That is one of the first of theirs' that I ever heard :eek:

You are welcome! :)
 

Angela_s

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Thanks for your answers Magenta :)
 
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There are some threads I just can't find the words to reply to.
 

Magenta

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Thanks for your answers Magenta :)
You are ever so very much welcome, Angela.

Praise God you seek to please Him :)

If you are looking for more modern praise and worship music, I could recommend more than a few, such as Matt Maher, Matt Redman, David Chowder, Jesus Culture, Mark Schultz, Colin Bernard, and so many more... check out songs on the Vineyard label :D
 

Magenta

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[h=1]Agnus Dei by Michael W. Smith [/h][video=youtube;KVFzxazTQNM]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KVFzxazTQNM[/video]
 

Magenta

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[h=1]Matt Maher - Lord, I Need You[/h][video=youtube;LuvfMDhTyMA]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LuvfMDhTyMA[/video]
 

Angela_s

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There are some threads I just can't find the words to reply to.
It's ok :).

You are ever so very much welcome, Angela.

Praise God you seek to please Him :)

If you are looking for more modern praise and worship music, I could recommend more than a few, such as Matt Maher, Matt Redman, David Chowder, Jesus Culture, Mark Schultz, Colin Bernard, and so many more... check out songs on the Vineyard label :D
Thanks ^_^ !
 

Ugly

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I would suggest you are excessively worried about the subject. To be so paranoid that you might, accidentally, hear a "satanic" song seems a bit much. And not really a biblical attitude.
I listen to all sorts of music. Unless something affects me negatively, or has some blatant lyrics, I don't worry. I have 3000+ albums and hundreds of individual songs.
I know when something feels off. Maybe it's not "satanic" (a word thrown around way too casually), but negative somehow.

Also what you consider "satanic" may differ between you and others. Or what qualifies it as satanic. For some it's the lyrics, while others say certain genres are evil.
If something bothers you, avoid it. If it doesn't bother you, enjoy it
And that's subjective too. What may not be right for you to listen to may be fine for another.
 

Angela_s

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I would suggest you are excessively worried about the subject. To be so paranoid that you might, accidentally, hear a "satanic" song seems a bit much. And not really a biblical attitude.
I listen to all sorts of music. Unless something affects me negatively, or has some blatant lyrics, I don't worry. I have 3000+ albums and hundreds of individual songs.
I know when something feels off. Maybe it's not "satanic" (a word thrown around way too casually), but negative somehow.

Also what you consider "satanic" may differ between you and others. Or what qualifies it as satanic. For some it's the lyrics, while others say certain genres are evil.
If something bothers you, avoid it. If it doesn't bother you, enjoy it
And that's subjective too. What may not be right for you to listen to may be fine for another.
Yes, I'm really paranoid. That's why I ask myself and some people questions and search information, before taking a real decision. I can't 100% trust myself right now.

Personally, no music got me negative vibes. I was and am aware of their meaning (and as everyone does, I changed the meaning of the song to fit with my own).
Still, I'm not sure if such music would unconsciously give me negative messages.

I'll try to calm down with the subject, thanks :) .
 

Ugly

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Some of the Christian music i own would send this woman into a panic attack. ;)
 

Dude653

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I found decent Christian music in pretty much every genre.
Metal
Rap
R&B
Country
Reggae
EDM/ house music
This is a good thing because if you want to reach people then you have to find something that they can relate to
 

Angela_s

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Of course, every genre can be Christian :D .
 

posthuman

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Some of the Christian music i own would send this woman into a panic attack. ;)

you and me both bro ;)


the first step is caring about what spirit is in what you're listening to. i was about 16 when i decided i needed to 'give my ears to God' and for months i didn't listen to anything at all, then i got a 3-song EP by a Christian artists, and for months i only listened to those three songs. it was a really big deal for me; music was, and really still is, a very big part of & influence on my life.

i was ready to give up music altogether, if that's what loving and fearing God would mean, but i've found so many absolutely amazing and wonderful things over all those years since then, God truly has '7,000 reserved who have not bowed the knee' !!
 
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posthuman

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Yes, I'm really paranoid. That's why I ask myself and some people questions and search information, before taking a real decision. I can't 100% trust myself right now.

Personally, no music got me negative vibes. I was and am aware of their meaning (and as everyone does, I changed the meaning of the song to fit with my own).
Still, I'm not sure if such music would unconsciously give me negative messages.

I'll try to calm down with the subject, thanks :) .

hey, what you're feeling & thinking isn't wrong. i stopped listening to secular music some 25 years ago, and i have very eclectic and wide-ranging musical taste. God, id turns out, was not requiring me to stop listening to music, or to stop listening to very eclectic music, even though i would have, for His sake. like Dude said, there are believers out there making music for God and making music about their lives, lives that are Christ living in these artists, in just about every genre and style you can imagine. like you affirmed, every food is good if it can be received with thankfulness -- music itself isn't evil, no music - but the spirit in it may be. your eyes are open. but God is good, and He lives!! the righteousness you hunger for, it exists, to fill you. you don't have to be paranoid, but calming down shouldn't involve quenching the Spirit that's opening your eyes, if that makes any sense :)

if that Spirit is showing you that some things are garbage, listen to what He says, and don't be afraid