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You are a battlefield! For the flesh lusteth [wars/competes] against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary [opposites] the one to the other: so they ye cannot do the things that ye would. – Galatians 5:17
Question 4: What is the character of the artist I am listening to?
The simple believeth every word: but the prudent man looketh well to his going. A wise man feareth, and departeth from evil: but the fool rageth, and is confident. – Proverbs 14:15-16
Nicki Minaj: Yet for all her flamboyant self-assurance, Minaj admits that her creative expression is rooted in a desire for emotional escape, stemming from a troubled childhood. – USA Today, 11/22/10 Nicki Minaj raises the curtain www.eurweb.com
Miley Cyrus turns 18 today. But Disneys Hannah Montana star hasnt waited for this legal landmark to strut her adult stuff. Her recent video for Who Owns My Heart was enough to make Mickey Mouse blush, a boudoir drama featuring black lingerie and satin sheets. – USA Today, 11/23/10 Not a girl, not yet a woman?
I look up to Em and I look up to Usher. Eminem, I have been rapping his verses since I was a little tyke... Usher has been a role model and mentor since day one, he has been great. -Justin Bieber, 11/22/10 CNN Interview @ AMA
I am who I am because of Michael [Jackson] and Im going to miss him. – Usher
When you think back to your childhood in Santa Barbara going to church every weekend being raised not allowed to listen to songs that you now sing. If I would have told you then that you were going to grow up and be this sexy pin-up pop star, would you have believe me? I think that was always in the back of my mind, that was the plan. – Katy Perry CBS: The Early Show interview with Maggie Rodriguez, 11/29/10
I dont think a lot of people would consider me a Christian. I came from a background where I wasnt allowed to ask questions. Now Im asking questions. – Katy Perry Perry lives a Teenage Dream
John Mayer: The man who writes with such insight about loving women... – CBS Interview
She grew up influenced by a lot of different music, from the country tunes her mother crafted to the hip- hop and punk favored by her big brother, Lagan. – USA Today, 7/1/10 Singer/Rapper Ke$ha: Really fun, yet serious Ive listened to a lot of rap where men talk a certain way, often about women, and Im not offended. Its meant to be funny. Im throwing it right back at them, with humor, but some people cant take it. – Ke$ha Singer/Rapper Ke$ha: Really fun, yet serious
I have this formula for music. If I continue to write songs about my life, and my life is always changing, then my music will always be changing. Its a pretty basic formula, but it answers a lot of questions that I have. – Taylor Swift Taylor learns to Speak Now Swift is taking a long-range view, looking to artists like Emmylou Harris and Paul McCartney as her adult role models. – USA Today, 10/22/10 Taylor learns to Speak Now
Jay-Z already has a confessional outlet in songwriting. Its really like therapy sessions. Thats why I do it in the studio. Im not a person who will sit and talk about my feelings. But the music just pulls it out, and its like, Man, I cant believe I held that in for 12 years! – USA Today, 11/16/10 Jay-Z decodes his life story
As you can clearly see, the character of secular musical artists do not promote or demonstrate lifestyles that bring glory to God.
Photo by: ellikelli Were exposing ourselves to a message associated with the enemies of the cross – the cross that purchased our forgiveness and freed us from the bondage of our sinful desires. Bob Kauflin
For many walk, of whom I have told you often, and now tell you even weeping, that they are the enemies of the cross of Christ: Whose end is destruction, whose God is their belly, and whose glory is in their shame, who mind earthly things. For our conversation [conduct] is in heaven; from whence also we look for the Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ. - Philippians 3:18-20
If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God. Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth. - Colossians 3:1-2
That ye put off concerning the former conversation the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts; [Repent] And be renewed in the spirit of your mind; [Renew] And that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness. [Replace] - Ephesians 4:22-24
Godly music is a powerful contributor to the whole transformation process. It can bring the entire context and emotion of your life into a spiritual environment. Cary Schmidt Photo by: mferak
If you are hooked on the wrong music, it will be very difficult to listen to anything else, but if you value your spiritual health and growth more than your secular music preferences, God will do great and mighty things!