Crooked Finger (crookedfingers) wrote,
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Hillsong or Post-Modern hipster religion

Yesterday while at the Herrick Public Library used books store I was talking to the lady who replaces me about music. This lady mentioned the praise music of Hillsong. I am not sure if she was for this type of music or against it. To me the music is pure emotionalism without any sound theological/biblical content. I am suspicious of any kind of Christian music that focuses on the emotions and not the intellect/mind. I think some Christians believe if they get emotionally moved they are being moved spiritually blessed/the Holy Spirit is blessing them spiritually. Whereas it could be simply the flesh being stimulated and nothing really spiritually happening inside of them. I often tell people I prefer silence in Christian worship. This verse comes to my mind as I am writing from the Epistle to the Romans, "And not only they, but ourselves also, which have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, to wit, the redemption of our body" Romans 8:23.

I told the professing Christian lady that I hold to the Regulative Principle when it comes to Christian worship-no organs, no drums, no choirs, no pianos, no dancing etc. . . The lady then mentioned the music of Hillsong. Hillsong comes off being part of the Charismatic movement. After you come down emotionally what is going to guide you down the rough road of following the Lord Jesus Christ? Years ago when I would preach the Scriptures my sermons tended to be around an hour long. We went to churches that centered around the preaching and teaching of the Bible and not emotionally fleshly worship.

I have to be honest and say today I would mainly read the Bible during a worship service and not preach Calvinism. I would mainly have the congregation sit in contemplative silence and not sing hymns or hear special music from a guest singer or listen to a choir. We would sit before the Lord Jesus in loving awareness of His holy presence. To me if we would see spiritually the glory of the Lord Jesus we would fall down before Him in silence/worship not use human fragmented words.

Well, these are just my individual thoughts. I personally believe no one today worships like the New Covenant (New Testament) church. Christians generally worship according to what they find emotionally stirring or culturally acceptable/traditional worship versus modern contemporary worship.


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