As we have warned so repeatedly and loudly, the waters of Contemporary Christian Music are exceedingly dangerous. There you can encounter any heresy, from charismatic mysticism to atheism. Once you enter those waters, there is no telling where you will end up. In those waters you will not find the anchor of God’s infallible Word. Even those who hold theologically that the Bible is the infallible Word of God, have no infallible Bible in reality but rather are drifting on the seas of a multiplicity of contradicting versions and strange “dynamic equivalency” paraphrases like The Message. These are not the pure Word of God and are therefore not the solid basis for faith and the pure food for spiritual growth and the effectual armament for spiritual warfare. In the waters of CCM, salvation is not loud and clear. Most of the CCM artists don’t even include a salvation testimony on their web sites and Facebook pages. Any flimsy “I believe in Jesus” will do. Generally speaking, there is nothing about repentance, no clear definition of saving faith, no clear delineation of the true Christ from false ones, no clear understanding of justification and sanctification. Multitudes of young people have grown up in churches and made professions of faith of some sort, but they are not supernaturally born again. They love CCM because it represents the “live after your own lusts” way of life that they delight in, but it is apostasy. “For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables” (2 Timothy 4:3-4). Wake up, fundamental Baptists! Wake up, fundamentalist Bible churches! Take a clear stand. Educate and warn your people, from the children to the elderly, about the great danger of Contemporary Christian Music, so called. Protect them. Pastors, don’t you care for your flocks? Don’t you fear the God to whom you are going to give an account?
(Friday Church News Notes, May 29, 2020, www.wayoflife.org, email@example.com, 866-295-4143)