Music & Business in the name of Christianity
Dear Brothers and Sisters,
I am writing this article with inmost sad and depressed. My Christian believers, who are in Christ and are good in singing, we are all gifts of God with his intelligent creation. We have to thank for he gave us beautiful voices to sing. Music is wonderful tool to express our love and gratitude towards God for what he has done for us.
I recently noticed few brochures and articles that was posted regularly by different Pentecostal Christian organizations, And found that Love of Christ and Proclamation of Jesus is missing.
I have attached a poster which will really make you understand:
Every posters and articles and banners enhance the person who is singing and in different styles,WHY we need that????. WHAT is the purpose of doing it????.
Recently i found that almost all crusades and conventions they are welcoming worldly celebrity singers to perform music show in these Christian Events, WHY?????. Why we need secular singers like Markose, yesudas, Asianet Star singers, Bollywood singers etc..... into the Crusades and Conventions. This surely shows the degradation of the Pentecostal Christian Churches and Organizations.
An individual who is known as a singer but want to be famous showoff themselves by wearing all kinds of attractive dresses, earrings, body piercing and images printed on the hands and bodies,WHY???????. By advertising yourself on FB and other media's, how can you exhibit the Glory of Jesus. I am sure your name will be exploded rather Jesus name. In malayalam we say "ഞാനോ കുറയണം അവനോ വലുതാകണം", well is that happeining.
A FELLOWSHIP OR CONGREGATION NEED MUSIC TEAM. (2 CHRONICLES / 20 - 23)
20 And they rose early in the morning, and went forth into the wilderness of Tekoa: and as they went forth , Jehoshaphat stood and said , Hear me, O Judah, and ye inhabitants of Jerusalem; Believe in the LORD your God, so shall ye be established ; believe his prophets, so shall ye prosper . 21 And when he had consulted with the people, he appointed singers unto the LORD, and that should praise the beauty of holiness, as they went out before the army , and to say , Praise the LORD; for his mercy endureth for ever. 22 And when they began to sing and to praise, the LORD set ambushments against the children of Ammon, Moab, and mount Seir, which were come against Judah; and they were smitten .
Here Jehoshaphath appointed a music team within his community not to entertain others, But to bring the beauty of worship and glorify the Almighty, to fight against the satanic attacks of this world. God loves praises from tiny tiny creatures like us. WHY you need a music team for roaming around the whole world and performing, when your local community church needs you, when your church members need you, when your GOD wants you to be among the choosen people.
BUT if we have an intention to lift up Jesus and proclaiming redemption of Sin, the salvation through Jesus Christ and Baptism of Water and Fire, then there is a meaning of you travel around the world.
A choir or whole music team is just who guide the congregation to a corporate worship. Instead of staying with the church, they form a band and travel around in some MUSIC MINISTRY names......Well is that what God wants us to do........Please pray and think yourself.