Rock N Roll: just music or the devil's music?

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blindncool

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So I'v heard a lot of stuff about Rock being called "the devil's music" or that listening to rock is evil and that if you sing, play, or listen to rock that you are worshipping the devil which is NOT GOOD. Now as you can see from my profile, I am a born-again christian and I refuse to worship the devil as most christians do, but I need to know the truth. Please help.
 
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Well no, listening to rock music is not worshiping the devil, I don't see why anyone could think that. Even if the music isn't of a savory nature, you still aren't worshiping the devil. worshiping the devil takes actually praising the devil, "devil worship" isn't something that can just be thrown around willy nilly.

Besides, there's christian rock.
 
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blindncool iam wit u on dis 1.iam a rock music fan.bt it scares me 2 hear wat dey say abt it.
 

blindncool

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Well, that's good to know. Oh, and who doesn't love christian rock? I mean, it's the awesome sound of rock, and the fulfilling of our purpose; bringing glory to GOd.
 
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Live_Love_Believe

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go to youtube and listen to Audio Adrenaline's "the Houseplant Song" lol its both hilarious, and is EXACTLY about this. you wont be disappointed. i dont think... lol
 
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Something to think about: I've heard something about when you stick out your thumb, index finger, and pinky finger while concealing your middle and ring finger, that it's of the devil. Why? Because it resembles a goat. I'm not sure if I explained it, but you get it (right?) The reason I mentioned it is because people do that at rock concerts. I'm not quite sure on whether or not it's of the devil, but it seems kind of silly. If memory serves correct, that's also sign language for "I love you".
As for the music, just examine the lyrics. I don't listen to songs with bad lyrics (when I say bad, I mean anything suggestive, wrong, or just plain no). While it is important what media you stream into yourself, don't worry about it too much unless you notice bad outside change.
 

Relena7

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It depends on the music and the lyrics. If you are unsure, read the lyrics of what you're listening to. Most of them do not have satanic lyrics. Only some do...usually only really hardcore stuff.

You can't dismiss it all as evil though. Some consist of poetry about the artists life and experiences, or just random stories.
I listen to rock music frequently. I can't say if I think it is a good thing to listen to it, but I do enjoy it, and have for a long time. There are worse things than music to worry about IMO.


I will add an unusual note of caution, when I was younger I had multiple occasions where I would have terrifying sleep paralysis nightmares triggered by hearing hard rock music in my dreams (Like Korn or Ozzy, etc). All would be good and well, I would be having a mundane dream, going about my dream business, then suddenly the dream rock music starts playing, next thing I know all things would go black, everything would feel frightening, and I wouldn't be able to move and my body would fall and hit the ground before I forced myself awake.

Perhaps a sign it isn't such good music? Or maybe just a weird series of dreams and too much spicy food before bed?
 
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Something to think about: I've heard something about when you stick out your thumb, index finger, and pinky finger while concealing your middle and ring finger, that it's of the devil. Why? Because it resembles a goat. I'm not sure if I explained it, but you get it (right?) The reason I mentioned it is because people do that at rock concerts. I'm not quite sure on whether or not it's of the devil, but it seems kind of silly. If memory serves correct, that's also sign language for "I love you".
As for the music, just examine the lyrics. I don't listen to songs with bad lyrics (when I say bad, I mean anything suggestive, wrong, or just plain no). While it is important what media you stream into yourself, don't worry about it too much unless you notice bad outside change.
Actually its if you make a fist, and open only your pointer and pinky finger thats called the 'goats horns'. Or now more commonly just 'the horns'.

The problem with labeling a particular style of music as 'evil' or 'devil worshiping' is that there is no real biblical foundation for that concept. Music is just music. There's no way playing a guitar one way is ok, but playing the same guitar in a different style suddenly you're being evil. That's ridiculous.

Majority of these guys are not satanists. Even many that try to look the part are just doing it for gimmicks. But there is also Christian versions as well. I find it hilarious though, that some people will say Christian rock, made by Christians is evil, but other styles of music made by non-Christians is acceptable to God and Christianity.

I've been listening to Christian rock/metal since i was 14, i'm now 36. I've never felt brought down by the music, and have often been encouraged by it and feel God has used it regularly at various times in my life to help me through things. You want to say thats evil, well, you tell that to God to His face.
 

shemaiah

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How can rock music be worshipping the devil? The devil definately did not create it coz he can't create anything but instead steals it, music is a plesant or interesting sound made by instruments or by the voice and it all depends on where you direct it.
 
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Well definitely not all the rock music is evil or satanic.I'm mostly listening to a rock music and also some christian metals and i don't think there is anything intrinsically evil about it.Like christian metal or alternative rock it is a genre of rock music and it might be loud and quite disturbing to some people because they have a different perspective in 'good music'. But just because it is in this form doesn't mean it promotes evil and badness. It will only be bad when the lyrics aren't align with good values for our faith.If the lyrics are dark then most likely it is not good.Black Metal is satanic considering some admitted they worship the Devil. Which is terrible considering that they are almost set in stone they are on a "highway to hell".No music can be Satanic unless they obviously sing about Satan or they admit to being Satanists.Listen to what you want, as long as it doesn't affect you negatively then you're fine..
 
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rainacorn

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Keep growing in your faith. God will convict you on these things when it is time. He will show you right from wrong when you're ready.
 
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Sigh *rolls eyes*

If you seek evil then you will find it in everything. I can even find evil in object like a chair if I try hard enough I suppose. Rock music? Evil? yeah right. I've listen to death metal, melodic death metal and lots of other metal and rock genre's and fail to see anything evil about it. People who want to look for evil are at a much more risk because they're more paying attention to finding evil in everything and anything than paying attention to living a good live with God. Who's giving more honor to the devil? Someone who keeps being fixated on the devil and spend time looking for evil things or someone who goes about not fearing the devil at all. I don't fear the devil and I refuse to let him get to me. The only music that is probably not good is music that falls under the black metal genre because most "satanic" bands are found under that genre and the lyrics are very negative about Christianity but even then I don't consider a band to be evil. The only evil I see is bands that are completely satanic and have lyrics that openly praise satan. Some bands like I mentioned above under the black metal genre do speak negatively about Christians but that does not mean they are evil. They just don't agree with Christianity and yeah that sucks but that does not make them evil. If it bothers you then don't listen to it but evil is a very very strong word that gets thrown around at everything these days. That just makes satan stronger because he wants us to fear him. I refuse to let him. He won't stand in my way of listening to good music. I have listened to some black metal and not all their lyrics are bad and same goes for some black metal bands. I'm open minded and like mentioned several times, I'm not going to give satan the thrill of seeing me fearing things and fearing him. I'm here, I have God and I trust myself. That's enough. I know what my limites are, I know when things get dangerous and I'm not weak in faith. If you're not weak in faith nothing can shake you. It's people in my opinion who are weak in faith that lets things influence them when in fact it's not even worth it because it wasn't "evil" in the first place. Be careful of who or what you are paying more attention to .
 
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Relena7

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Sigh *rolls eyes*

If you seek evil then you will find it in everything. I can even find evil in object like a chair if I try hard enough I suppose. Rock music? Evil? yeah right. I've listen to death metal, melodic death metal and lots of other metal and rock genre's and fail to see anything evil about it. People who want to look for evil are at a much more risk because they're more paying attention to finding evil in everything and anything than paying attention to living a good live with God. Who's giving more honor to the devil? Someone who keeps being fixated on the devil and spend time looking for evil things or someone who goes about not fearing the devil at all. I don't fear the devil and I refuse to let him get to me. The only music that is probably not good is music that falls under the black metal genre because most "satanic" bands are found under that genre and the lyrics are very negative about Christianity but even then I don't consider a band to be evil. The only evil I see is bands that are completely satanic and have lyrics that openly praise satan. Some bands like I mentioned above under the black metal genre do speak negatively about Christians but that does not mean they are evil. They just don't agree with Christianity and yeah that sucks but that does not make them evil. If it bothers you then don't listen to it but evil is a very very strong word that gets thrown around at everything these days. That just makes satan stronger because he wants us to fear him. I refuse to let him. He won't stand in my way of listening to good music. I have listened to some black metal and not all their lyrics are bad and same goes for some black metal bands. I'm open minded and like mentioned several times, I'm not going to give satan the thrill of seeing me fearing things and fearing him. I'm here, I have God and I trust myself. That's enough. I know what my limites are, I know when things get dangerous and I'm not weak in faith. If you're not weak in faith nothing can shake you. It's people in my opinion who are weak in faith that lets things influence them when in fact it's not even worth it because it wasn't "evil" in the first place. Be careful of who or what you are paying more attention to .
Agreed. ^ :)
 
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hislastwalk

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not all rock music is 'of the devil' there are plenty of pop artist that are out there, that are JUST AS EVIL...
there are plenty of Christian rock bands, like Flyleaf, Skillet, and The Devil Wears Prada.
 
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Rock is from hell and im worshiping the devil as I listen to them… so if the lyrics sound like this

“holy holy is the lamb”

Then im deffly going to hell cuz its not classical stuff

Makes sense right?

No.


And now im gonna worship God by playing that classical stuff… so if the lyrics sound like this


“Praise the name of satin forever and ever”

Then you know im going to heaven cuz its not that rock stuff.

Makes sense right?

No.
 

lil_christian

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If you're talking about the older rock...keep in mind that a majority of those songs were written while they were drunk/high. Now, one would have to be crazy if they said the old rock bands weren't artists....I've learned some old rock intros...but just the intros, and not the song itself. The intros are very beautiful. But I don't think it's really all that safe to actually listen to the songs (I hope this makes sense) spiritually. It's much better to listen to Christian music. I know others think that Christian music is just as bad. It's not. I've been to enough concerts to know that, there IS a difference.
 
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hislastwalk

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If you're talking about the older rock...keep in mind that a majority of those songs were written while they were drunk/high. Now, one would have to be crazy if they said the old rock bands weren't artists....I've learned some old rock intros...but just the intros, and not the song itself. The intros are very beautiful. But I don't think it's really all that safe to actually listen to the songs (I hope this makes sense) spiritually. It's much better to listen to Christian music. I know others think that Christian music is just as bad. It's not. I've been to enough concerts to know that, there IS a difference.
exactly, it's the sound, it's the words that matter.and the meaning.
 
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Siberian_Khatru

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No genre of music is the devil's music. It boils down to what the artist/group promotes.