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What sort(Christian/Secular) of music you listen to?

  • Only Christian

    Votes: 29 33.3%
  • Only Secular

    Votes: 2 2.3%
  • Both

    Votes: 56 64.4%

  • Total voters
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There are loads of christain music i like, Third day, David Crowderband, Tim Hughes,
Matt Redman, to name a few, i dont really listen to secular music anymore.

I think it depends on the individual, i used to like Stone Roses, and various Irish Fiddley music, but its has no pull to me now. It brings back to many negative memories for me.

Theres nothing better than listening to worship music and letting your spirit dance inside.
 
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I too personally only listen to Christian music and usually only gospel hymns not the new-age christian music that is out today. To me it is like they are trying to conform to the world or secular music by sounding like it only using different lyrics. I am trying to conform to Christ not the world. That is just my thoughts on the matter though.
 
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I mostly listen to Christian metal and hard rock music. Its just as good as the secular stuff (if not,even better) have the same great drum beats,guitars,great guitar solos and positive lyrics.
The only time I listen to secular music is when Im at sports games.
 
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I listen to both types. The secular music I listen to is always much older stuff that was popular 20 or 30 years ago. I love Christian music, particularly Gospel and Country Gospel.:lightning
 
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I listen to both, but I am very discriminating with secular music. I love music, and thank God for giving me the ability to hear. So much secular music today is garbage. In response, I have copied many of my old LPs onto CDs. There are people I feel God has blessed with the talent to write beautiful lyrics and music, not exclusively Christian music. Unfortunately, the devil has taken over much of the secular music, and has made many of those who produce such trash very wealthy, which lures others to follow their repulsive example.
 
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I listen to all types of music.

Because my family is very multi-cultural (my grandmother had 13 children, and all but 4 of them married persons of a different ethnic group), I was exposed to a very diverse array of music in my youth. I have a Persian uncle, a Greek Uncle, a Ukrainian aunt, German cousins, Laotian cousins, and many creole and mixed-race relations in Louisiana. And that's not even naming all the different ethnic groups which make up my mother's side of the family. My grandmother herself was Native American (Choctaw), she married my grandpa Harry, who was an Irishman. Then my dad's side of the family is almost entirely African-American. Oh, and least I forget, my brother is married to a Mexican woman (they have 7 children), and my sister's son is half Mexican.

It's a veritable meeting of the United Nations on the rare occasion we all meet (the last time being in '97 at my grandmother's funeral).

I like country, bluegrass, southern gospel. I listen to reggae on occasion, and R&B. Depending on my mood I might be listening to Bach or Mozart (though I prefer the Russian composers). I even have CDs of balalaika music from Russia. Last night I had a early 80s pop music station playing as I read articles at a Christian news site. A few days ago I was listening to Cheyenne flute music at a Native American site.

I just really love music.
 
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[COLOR=magenta]hey no offense to the people who voted "both" but that's having one foot in and one foot out... choose a side! [/COLOR]
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[COLOR=magenta]it's like standing in the middle of a highway on the median. you're going to get hit from both sides! God's not going to appreciate someone who's lukewarm and the devil doesn't like Christians so you gotta choose a side [/COLOR]
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[COLOR=magenta]why is listening to Christian music so important? because we are so easily influenced by what the song says. if we are listening to secular music, for instance, the thong song, before we know it, we are dancing to it and singing it. now if you walked up to someone signing that song and then said you were Christian, how would they react? they would probably think you're a hypocrite because the thong song definitely doesn't glorify God! [/COLOR]
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[COLOR=magenta]also keep in mind that the devil used to be the master of praise and worship in heaven. as he walked, music would play so now that he's here on earth, he's going to use the same means to bring you down into sin![/COLOR]
 
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I find that I get attracted to listening to my Christian music even though I have some good secular ones ripped to wmp. However, I do get to hear secular mixed songs when I go to a club at the Salvation Army. They have songs playing before the meeting starts for the over 50's.

My spirit gets so uplifted and it is good to praise Our Loving Heavenly Father.
Helps keep our focus on Jesus. :love: :note:
 
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[COLOR=magenta]hey no offense to the people who voted "both" but that's having one foot in and one foot out... choose a side! [/COLOR]

[COLOR=magenta]it's like standing in the middle of a highway on the median. you're going to get hit from both sides! God's not going to appreciate someone who's lukewarm and the devil doesn't like Christians so you gotta choose a side [/COLOR]

[COLOR=magenta]why is listening to Christian music so important? because we are so easily influenced by what the song says. if we are listening to secular music, for instance, the thong song, before we know it, we are dancing to it and singing it. now if you walked up to someone signing that song and then said you were Christian, how would they react? they would probably think you're a hypocrite because the thong song definitely doesn't glorify God! [/COLOR]

[COLOR=magenta]also keep in mind that the devil used to be the master of praise and worship in heaven. as he walked, music would play so now that he's here on earth, he's going to use the same means to bring you down into sin![/COLOR]
No offense taken.

But I don't agree at all with your post. There's no reason why a Christian must swear off every form of music except Christian music. If that were the case, why not swear off all television programming except Christian. Why not stop listening to the local news, as it certainly is not Christian? Why not give up wearing "secular" clothing and only wear such as clearly identifies us as Christians or glorifies God. It's a slippery slope we climb when we begin to nitpick like this.

Becoming a Christian does not require us to strictly set our lives to some rigid, unbending religious existence wherein our one and only mode of self-expression is Christian-themed. That's not genuine worship or praise, IMO. That's fanaticism.

I enjoy all types of entertainment. Music, film, magazines, novels, the Internet, even comic books and graphic novels. And not all of them have a Christian theme (especially most of the Internet). That doesn't make me less of a Christian, nor does it make me a fence-sitter. It makes me a Christian with a diverse and multi-faceted range of hobbies an interests.
 
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I listen to both types of music. The secular music I genra of secular music I listen to is: Olidies or 80's, 70's, 60's...
 
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I also only listen to Christian music, I lost all interest in Secular music when I got saved, I just didn't like it anymore, and as you say, Christian music is praise unto our God.
We do need to watch what we take inside through music and TV I agree with that,
there are such bad acts and words out there, but I think as long as your strong enough to overcome them and not take them on board to have the sence to know the differance, I say this because my husband is not saved and he listens to all the rubbish on TV he's an addict to it,
and if I'm sitting reading as I usually do and hear something I shouldn't I know not to let it sink in, mind I don't stay in the room for too long if it keeps up.
Our Lord is so good, we don't deserve Him do we? but He loves us even so.
 
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I voted for both, since that's the most honest answer. I'm often exposed to secular music whenever I go to a mall or restaurant, but I try to listen to Christian music if I have a choice.

Agree that secular music can be bad for you, although I often play classical music on the piano.
 
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Oh your blessed being able to play the paino
how I'd love to be able, I got a keyboard not Christmas just past but
one before and still can't play it, took one lesson and gave up
all those notes to learn their names, not with my memory
I would too play classical enjoy your gift Tooth and Nail.
I know what your saying about the shopping malls and their music
somehow I think I have temporary deafness, Thank you Lord
but then some restauraunts play it also, it's worse if your
husband puts it on in the car, oh for a hearing aid....
my Mum can switch herself of when she requires. :smile:
 
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Addicted to that RUSH!

I am a huge Rush fan. The biggest. I have been a fan since 1976 and have seen them 58 times. 63 after this summer. I also pray for them. I also love the Dixie Dregs and Pat Metheny. That being said, there are no Rush lyrics that compare to the lyrics of Creation Calls by Brian Doerksen or Blessed be your name by Tree63. There is no secular music that compares to worship. Every time I hear Father, Spirit, Jesus by Casting Crowns I feel like I just won the lottery.
 
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I listen to Christian music most of the time, but I work with the elderly so I do enjoy some of the music they enjoyed in their day. Sadly, much of today's secular music is sexual and many children listen to that kind of "entertainment".
 
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I am a huge Rush fan. The biggest. I have been a fan since 1976 and have seen them 58 times. 63 after this summer. I also pray for them. I also love the Dixie Dregs and Pat Metheny. That being said, there are no Rush lyrics that compare to the lyrics of Creation Calls by Brian Doerksen or Blessed be your name by Tree63. There is no secular music that compares to worship. Every time I hear Father, Spirit, Jesus by Casting Crowns I feel like I just won the lottery.

I just got Casting Crowns album lately and just love it enormusly,

'Love em like Jesus', is amazing and My lifesong sings. There's just so many on it all worth a mention.

What a great way to praise our Lord.
 
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To be honest, I listen to both. Secular music has never made me want to do bad things. I try to listen to more Christian music though. So yeah, I listen to a secular song here and there. It's hard not to because it's on the radio and everywhere.
 
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[COLOR="Black"]I listen to christian only, alot of praise and worship. Worship ministry has always been a part of my life, and if I'm going to be in that ministry I have to worship God in spirit and in truth,even when I'm not in church.
I've found it difficult to be into both.

It's a personal choice, but if you see yourself taking up any role in the church, it is wise to not part take in anything secular. How do the unsave get to distinguish us, without there being any transformation. There must be something different about us.

It's sad when you see other people who give 100% to their religion, and we as Christian try to conform to our environment. We live in a secular world yes ( the media is always in our face ), nothing we can't do about it, but there must be a difference in us when we are with our friends.

It's not good when our feet are on both sides, trust me it back fires and you're only looked at as a hypocrite. I had to learn the hard way. It's personal choice, God will tell you.[/COLOR]
 
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Every time I listen to Rush I think of the Lord and His Word. Christ is in me. Their new album has been an awesome tool to share God's Word. Be ye doers of the word and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves. That is the key.
 
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