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Rock & Roll In Church.

By Verona Raymond

Why do some churches have old time hymns and others have
several guitars, drums and other types of instruments that
weren't in churches twenty plus years ago? Are we getting
away from what a Christian church should be, and forming
something else that maybe isn't acceptable to God today?

I know some conservative churches that never allow anything
but a piano and a church organ for their music. They sing
the old time hymns (from when I was a child in church), of
which many are still beautiful and really nostalgic.

Other churches allow most any musical instrument. Christian
songs by new Christian artists of today are played and sung
as well. I've got to admit that some of the music that is
popular is really beautiful, and touches my heart. One of
them is "I can Only Imagine" by MercyMe. It describes what
we will feel when we are standing before Jesus someday. It
gives me goose bumps every time it's played! There are many
more beautiful Christian songs that are out right now as well.

Do you ever feel the Lord's presence within you at church
when you are singing? According to the Bible, singing and
praising the Lord is what he loves for us to do.

Here is a verse from the Bible that talks about David:

And David and all the house of Israel played before the
LORD on all manner of instruments made of fir wood, even
on harps, and on psalteries, and on timbrels, and on
cornets, and on cymbals. 2 Samuel 6:5

It seems like there was quite a collection of instruments!
I don't recall any drums mentioned in the Bible, but
cymbals were mentioned and timbrels which are similar to
ambourines. Psalteries were stringed instruments that were
made out of a flat wooden box.

I really believe that when you are in church and praising
the Lord with singing, it doesn't matter what style it is
as long as you are joyful in doing so. Singing feels good
and makes your heart glad that God loves us, and at the
same time you are thanking God for all he has done and
continues to do. Singing out loud is a perfect release!

Article written by Verona Raymond.

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Verona Raymond
christian musician
phil fischer

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