People love it! Starting off their Sunday morning to the tune of a precious song of praise to Him, The Almighty! What started off as a few songs before the regurgitation of your weekly evangelical pacifier has some how turned into a 1 hour concert with a full blown band and symphony. You have superstars and celebrities from the church up front singing showing you just how modest and humble they really are... or wait, that can't be right. Well I got news for you: singing songs in church is childish, I'd call it first grade material.
But wait, He needs our praise!
Most people say they need to praise God to please Him and show their love for Him. Point taken, but really think about what is going on here. How is the song getting you any closer to God. What are you getting out of it? Singing is EASY and EASY is never the path to God. Sure, it may be beneficial to some people, and they are called first graders.
New converts to a church or religion are super into the singing because they think, "oh cool, this is EASY, I can sing my way to heaven!" Okay fine, whatever, sing your songs and have your fun but realize that at one point you have to outgrow your diapers. Why is it then that so many people are into singing? It's because most people are of the flesh and have flaws. People are inherently weak.
So then, is it bad to sing in church? For most people I think so. This is because they are ready to move on, but they're not. They're in eternal stagnation preparing for eternal stagnation, or so they think.
But wait, singing isn't hurting anything so how's it bad?
People will say, "but if it's not hurting anything what's wrong with it." Simple: it's not helping anything either. You could sit around your whole life and not hurt a single thing and you would die a wasted life. I get the sense that somebody's religion may be limiting them once again. If this is the case it may be time to get out or move on. You shouldn't be singing songs if you're not growing from it, or helping others grow.
But it puts me in the right mindset
I've also heard people say that singing to the Lord puts them in the right mindset and makes it better for them to understand His Word. Okay, whatever, maybe it helps you, maybe it doesn't. But IF it doesn't you should stop it and move on. And let me tell you, just by watching these church people I can tell you that 90% of them are not opening their minds for God. They're singing because they think it's necessary because their master told them so. And they wouldn't want to keep themselves from heaven now would they?
My Final Thoughts
I have a simple question: Is singing essential to me getting closer to God? The answer that I've found is a big fat NO; therefore, I don't have to waste my time with milk while I can be out searching for meat.
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