Speech And Music Is Different

Brethren, the true Christian is so heavenly minded that his talk is just different than the talk of the lost people of this world.

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The Issue:

The Basic Truths Of Life!

TRUTHS

The BibleEveryone that ever walked on this planet must come to terms in this life with some basic TRUTHS. These will be the basic truths that no one can argue with, if they are sane. Of course, if you believe what God says in His Own BOOK about you, then you will have no problem with accepting these basic truths.

1. The Brevity Of Life

"For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away." (James 4:14b) Our life is brief! like a vapor, or like smoke. "Is there not an appointed time to man upon earth? are not his days also like the days of an hireling?" (Job 7:1) He is born, and then he will die! This is certain! (The exception being Enoch and Elijah, and also, those believers in Jesus Christ who are alive when He comes for His Church.)

2. The Brevity Of Your Remembrance

You will soon be forgotten. A man is remembered only a little while, and then he is forgotten. "He shall return no more to his house, neither shall his place know him anymore. Are not my days few? cease then, and let me alone, that I may take comfort a little, Before I go whence I shall not return, even to the land of darkness and the shadow of death; A land of darkness, as darkness itself; and of the shadow of death, without any order, and where the light is as darkness." (Job 7:10 & 10:20-22)

3. The Sureness Of Trouble

Life is bale full of troubles. I have also found this very true!!! "Man that is born of a woman is of few days, and full of trouble. He cometh forth like a flower, and is cut down: he fleeth also as a shadow, and continueth not." (Job 14:1).

4. The Verity Of The White Throne Judgment

"And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment" (Hebrews 9:27). You will not miss this one unless YOU ARE HID in the CLEFT OF THE ROCK!

5. The Eternality And The Finality Of What You Do With Jesus Christ:

We will all be held accountable over this issue. It is a hard fact of life, my friend. Now will you take God's offer of eternal life ... purchased by His Son ... for all those who will put their trust in Him ... a thumbs down? You will everlastingly suffer the consequences!

6. That Men Never Learn From History

We learn from History That Men Never Learn From History! It is a heart problem! Men refuse to learn the "lessons" afforded by the light of HISTORY: the recorded historical events which occurred as fulfillment of Bible prophecy. Now, these are the basic truths with which we all must deal with one way or another!

7. What Should You Do?

"But what saith it? The word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth, and in thy heart: that is, the word of faith, which we preach;
That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.
For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed.
For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him.
For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved"; [Romans 10:8-13]

THE BIBLE :

Believe The BOOK!

The King James Bible

BibleThis is God's Holy WORD to you and I! Do you believe it? The A.V.1611 (or The King James Bible) is God's word PRESERVED in the English language for you and me. It came from the English Reformation. This Bible declares that: "All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness." [2 Timothy 3:16] God's inspired word is preserved in the A.V.1611. The word "preserved" means maintained inspiration. "The words of the LORD are pure words: as silver tried in the furnace of earth, purified seven times. Thou shalt keep them, O LORD, thou shalt preserve them from this generation for ever." [Psalm 12:6-7] “PRESERVE.” .

Home In The Hills:

[Or New Jerusalem]

LONG HOME

demo Everybody is going home someday. Everybody is going to their LONG HOME. When you die, you are going to go to your “long home” whether, it be in “Heaven” or in “Hell”. Do you realize that truth? “Also when they shall be afraid of that which is high, and fears shall be in the way, and the almond tree shall flourish, and the grasshopper shall be a burden, and desire shall fail: because man goeth to his long home, and the mourners go about the streets:” [Ecclesiastes 12:5]. Read More?

The Christian's Speech And Music Is Different

Old Paths Baptist Mission © 2011 Richard St.JamesChristian Music and Speech


The Christian's speech is totally different than of those who are lost without Christ.

Our speech is to be seasoned with salt, and always issuing grace to the hearer. “Let your speech be always with grace, seasoned with salt, that ye may know how ye ought to answer every man.” (Colossians 4:6)

David in Psalm 71 said this of himself: “My tongue also shall talk of thy righteousness all the day long.” 

The world thinks it strange that the Christian TALKS ALL THE DAY long in “the language of Canaan.”

Brethren, the true Christian is so heavenly minded that his talk is just different than the talk of the lost people of this world.


Now let’s go further than this: our speech will include our MUSIC.

Proof Text! “Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord.” [Ephesians 5:19]

Get this PRINCIPLE into your heart!

Music is not NEUTRAL!


Music is a language in itself. Music conveys a message even without the words.

The argument given by modern apostate Christianity is this. The only thing that matters … is the words that are put to the music.

This is LIE number one.

LIE number two goes like this; music in itself is neutral, and therefore, all music is right. There is a music that is SENSUAL, which will exalt the flesh, and there is the music of the SPIRIT that is to the PRAISE of the LORD our God. According to I Corinthians 14 (which was written to the carnal church of Corinth), music paints pictures through the distinction in sounds. Amen!

“And even things without life giving sound, whether pipe or harp, except they give a distinction in the sounds, how shall it be known what is piped or harped? For if the trumpet give an uncertain sound, who shall prepare himself to the battle?”

The Bible is our AUTHORITY! Amen!

God’s word shows that sounds have distinction. “So likewise ye, except ye utter by the tongue words easy to be understood, how shall it be known what is spoken? for ye shall speak into the air. There are, it may be, so many kinds of voices in the world, and none of them is without signification.” [1 Corinthians 14:7-10]

Further, sounds are voices with SIGNIFICATION.

The signification of a sound as a voice is to redound to the honor and praise of God, and will be totally different than the music of Jubal: “he was the father of all such as handle the harp and organ.” (Genesis 4:21) Jubal’s music was of a signification such as to feed the flesh! Jubal’s music is the world’s music.


Christian music should be distinctly different from that of the world.

Here is a primer to the mechanics of music. There are four components to all music. These four components are: the words, the melody, the harmony, and the rhythm.  Here are some principles and practical guidelines to be followed by the Christian.

The words should be easy to be understood, and they ought to be words that are biblical. Furthermore, these words need to proclaim a biblical truth (not some strange doctrine), and thus, bring a Bible message from God to the hearer.

The melody is the tune, and is meant to direct and to protect our spirit “to the praise of God.”

The harmony is to portray the peace of God in the human heart, and thus, it is aimed at the soul of man. It communicates REST (the Major chords) and will intimately affect our feelings.

The rhythm should be to the MARCH.

The rhythm of the march is God’s appointed rhythm! Beware of the wrong rhythms. The rhythm should not be to the BOOGIE WOOGIE (which will make your body want to dance), or contain the BACKBEAT (which accents the two and four beat … like all Rock n roll) or the BREAKBEAT (the syncopation which is also called the OFFBEAT). These dance rhythms ACCENT in the wrong places according to Alan Ives, an evangelist who teaches Christian music. I will say it again!

The MARCH RHYTHM should be the ONLY rhythm in our Christian music. According to Alan Ives: “Music should not be unholy, heartless, careless, low class, puny, stupid, sensual, selfish, ugly, boisterous, or baseless. Music should only aim us (THE CHRISTIAN) to “THE BEAUTIES OF HOLINES."


For more information read below!!!!

The following quoted from Concord Harmony:
"The music ministry of the Alan Ives family is called Concord & Harmony. They travel, ministering through preaching, teaching, singing, seminars, workshops, and music lessons.

The Ives family serves primarily in local churches, Christian schools and Bible camps. They have a sizeable store of conservative Christian music and literature, and they carry a wide selection of items with them when they travel. Their main goal is to help maintain scriptural standards for music - in worship and in private life---and to provide good music for those who desire it. They endeavor to show from the Bible and from the study of music:

What good music is.

Why good music is good.

What bad music is.

Why bad music is bad.

The ministry warns of the damage worldly music can cause, and makes plain the value of psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs."

The Alan Ives Family: click on this link to go to: Concord & Harmony

A ministry of Wyldewood Baptist Church

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Psalm 12 ... is the promise to us!

Purified seven times ... God's word is kept in spite of men!

 

Help, Lord; for the godly man ceaseth; for the faithful fail from among the children of men.
[Verse 1]

They speak vanity every one with his neighbour: with flattering lips and with a double heart do they speak.  [Verse 2]

The Lord shall cut off all flattering lips, and the tongue that speaketh proud things: [Verse 3]

Who have said, With our tongue will we prevail; our lips are our own: who is lord over us? [Verse 4]

 For the oppression of the poor, for the sighing of the needy, now will I arise, saith the Lord; I will set him in safety from him that puffeth at him. [Verse 5]

The words of the Lord are pure words: as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times. [Verse 6]

Thou shalt keep them, O Lord, thou shalt preserve them from this generation for ever.         [Verse 7]

The wicked walk on every side, when the vilest men are exalted. [Verse 8]