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    I saw a "christian" music video today that really really disturbed me. Before you look it up, please, I ask that if you are sensitive about the occult or shaken up by demonic things, please do not watch it. Its called "Peace" by Hillsong Young and Free (this group is not technically Hillsong or Hillsong United but come from Hillsong church). Having come from a WOF background, Jesus Culture, Hillsong, Elevation etc have all bothered me since I came out of it. Its like I almost dont feel right listening to it. Its like it sounds good but I know what these churches are about. My church is solid but we do sing songs by these groups. There are times when I dont sing certain lines because I feel it would be disingenuine to the Lord to do so. It bothers me but not to the point of making a big deal out of it. Well since watching this video and watching things about bethel church (Jesus Culture) and the apostasy of these people (whom by the way, are dominating Christian music) I am feeling much more uneasy about it. I am praying about whether to share my concern with our pastor. I know there isn't technically harm in listening to a song but do you think by having these songs in our worship could somehow invite apostasy into the church? Please know I am at a small Calvary Chapel and our pastor is not compromising the Word. Do you think I am reacting out of fear or is this a legitimate concern? I think the majority of people are not aware of whats going on with these churches. Thanks for you input.

    In Christ,
    LLLG
    Above all else, guard your heart, for it is the wellspring of life~Proverbs 4:23

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    I just watched the video and it does have some parts to it that could have some creepy underlying meanings.
    Maybe it does and maybe it doesn't. I just don't know exactly.

    I do know that many movements that they follow are not in line with the Word of God. Like WOF, Name it and claim it, NAR, etc. So it wouldn't surprise me if their music strays from truth as well.

    I will pray that you have wisdom on whether or not you should mention these songs to your pastor. It might not hurt to make him aware.

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    • #3
      Thanks Koalie Thanks for praying, i dont want to act out of emotion or fear so i am just trying to pray about it. Really sad whats going on with the church now days. Cant wait for my Lord to return! The days are getting darker and darker. Maranatha!
      Above all else, guard your heart, for it is the wellspring of life~Proverbs 4:23

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      • #4
        I shared the video with my husband and he didn't seem too worried about it. He said something like they have a lot of money so they probably paid for secular people to make the video. I guess that's a possibility. Am I overreacting? I just think the enemy is at work in the church and I was creeped out by it. I dont know...
        Above all else, guard your heart, for it is the wellspring of life~Proverbs 4:23

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        • #5
          Originally posted by LittleLadyLovinGod View Post
          I shared the video with my husband and he didn't seem too worried about it. He said something like they have a lot of money so they probably paid for secular people to make the video. I guess that's a possibility. Am I overreacting? I just think the enemy is at work in the church and I was creeped out by it. I dont know...
          You are correct "the enemy is at work in the church" and he will not stop.
          John 10:27-30 My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; no one will snatch them out of my hand. My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all; no one can snatch them out of my Fatherís hand. I and the Father are one.

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          • #6
            You are right to be vigilant on worship songs. Many churches do not screen them, or are unaware that some might be intending wrong doctrines. I had not seen this song before. They lyrics actually were impressive, the video not so much. I would not have any problem singing it in church.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by chaser View Post

              You are correct "the enemy is at work in the church" and he will not stop.
              So sad and it is true.
              Better is one day in your courts than a thousand elsewhere; I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God than dwell in the tents of the wicked. Psalm 84:10

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