Our churh only sings hymns and it is so great. Sometimes, we sing so loud and with such heart, I get shivers all over! The words are so powerful! What got me writing about this is found in the passage of Matthew and also repeated in Mark:
~And when they had sung a hymn, they went out into the mount of Olives. Matt. 26:14
This is right after the Lord's supper. I did a research on my E-Sword, and in my Curden's Corcondance and also found the following verses attributed to hymns:
~Speaking to yourselves in psalms, in hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord. Eph 5:19
~Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hyms and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord. Col 3:16
Ok, yes, I can read. I noticed the "spiritual songs", however, there is nothing spiritual about christian rock music. It's a joke. I was watching tv the other day, and the joke was on us. Making fun of christian rock music and how it sounds just like worldly songs, oh and that was not the first time I heard something like that, when are people going to get that the joke is on us (maybe that's what got me pumping to write this after all). Again, I'm not saying it's all bad. Sometimes in my room, or in the car I'll put some "more contemporary music". I just don't like it in churches.
Again, going back to my e-sword and my concordance search. I found the word "hymn" or "hymns" mentioned 4 times in the Bible. I typed (and I'm serious here), "christian comtemporary music" and found nothing. I tried "christian rock" and came up at a loss.
One more thing, all the verses I found are in the New Testament, so I'm really not all that old fashioned! I rest my case...
Note to all the fellow bloggers and readers:
Thank you for letting me vent a little.