Here is something I read on Facebook.
by Levi Smith
Quote taken from an interview done with Keith Getty:
Modern worship is an movement of “cultural relevance.”
It’s “utterly dangerous,” and is leading to the “de-Christianizing of God’s people.’”
“An authentic generation doesn’t begin with catharsis; it has to begin with an authentic picture of the God of the Bible.”
“Over 75 percent of what are called the great hymns of the faith talk about eternity, Heaven, Hell, and the fact that we have peace with God. Yet, less than 5 percent of modern worship songs talk about eternity.” (end quote)
This is precisely one of the reasons we stick to the vast majority of our music at Crossroads, if not all of it, being hymns. This is precisely the reason Logan and I teach our 3 children at home hymns like “There is a Fountain” and “His Mercy is More”.
Hymns of the faith are the melodic backbone of the Church. Hymns ring forth the anthems of the ages and do not ebb and flow with the tides of culture.
Too many times, new contemporary songs are like a passing meteor. It is beautiful and wonderful to watch, but its intensity and memory quickly fades. It sings well at concerts, but does not incorporate well into the local, NT body.
We MUST MUST MUST be teaching our children hymns of the faith! Whether they were written 700 years ago or 7 years ago, we MUST be engaging our children and the people of God with rich, timeless, melodic messages that they can carry throughout the rest of their lives and teach to their children.
PS: Put your stones down. I am not against all contemporary music. Read this message for its substance; don’t look for silly denominational or politic tremors.