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Contemporary Christian music under the spotlight

Author: David W Cloud; Way of Life Literature.
Publisher: Oak Harbor, Wa. : Way of Life Literature, ©1998.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David W Cloud; Way of Life Literature.
ISBN: 1583180575 9781583180570
OCLC Number: 42741857
Description: 450 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction. End times apostasy --
The importance of music --
Worshiping God in music is a Christian obligation --
CCM is one of the most dangerous things facing Bible-believing churches --
How does worldly music enter the churches? --
Part 1 : The characteristics and error of contemporary Christian music. The definition of contemporary Christian music --
Characteristic #1 : CCM can be identified by its unscriptural philosophy --
Characteristic #2 : CCM can be identified by its sensual rhythms --
Characteristic #3 : CCM can be identified by its ecumenism --
Characteristic #4 : CCM can be identified by its charismatic associations --
Characteristic #5 : CCM can be identified by its weak, unscriptural message --
Characteristic #6 : CCM can be identified by its worldliness --
Part 2 : Answers to commonly asked questions. Isn't music neutral? --
Isn't the sincerity of the musicians the important thing? --
Isn't some of CCM acceptable? Do you condemn all of it? --
What about the miracles which some CCM artists witness? --
Why does traditional church music seem dull? --
Can you prove a connection between rock music and voodoo or African paganism? --
Didn't Luther use tavern music? --
Isn't the issue of music just a matter of different tastes? --
Doesn't the Bible encourage us to use cymbals and stringed instruments and loud sounding instruments? What is wrong with "soft rock"? --
If we assume that Christian rock has a demonic influence, why would the Devil sing about Jesus Christ and the things of God? --
Didn't God create all music? --
Christians are not supposed to judge, are they? --
Aren't Christians only supposed to love? Love is more important than doctrine and standards of living, isn't it? --
Since God looks on the heart, why are you concerned about appearance? --
Isn't Christianity all about grace? --
Kids today aren't listening to traditional Christian music; shouldn't we use rock to reach them? --
Making rules and standards about music and clothing, etc. is Pharisaical legalism, isn't it? --
Don't 1 Corinthians 6:12 and 10:23 teach that the Christian has liberty in how he lives? --
Doesn't the Bible encourage dancing? --
Why do you say that the Pentecostal-Charismatic movement is unscriptural? --
By preaching against Christian rock aren't you hurting people and hindering the ministries of CCM musicians? --
What about all the young people who are being saved through CCM? --
Part 3 : The church and its music. How does worldly music enter the churches? --
Why is the music portion of many church services so lifeless? --
How to keep contemporary Christian music out of the churches --
Part 4 : Directory of contemporary Christian musicians --
Part 5 : Southern gospel --
Part 6 : Resources and bibliography. Helpful resources on music --
Bibliography on Christian music.
Responsibility: by David W. Cloud.

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