Is Rock Music ‘Of The Devil’? {Discussion Post #1}

Yup, that’s the topic for today. Is rock music bad?

Is it “of the devil”, as I’ve heard some people say? I heard a message a week ago about how we christians try to justify the bad things we do by mixing something righteous into it to make is seem fine to God. I agreed with that part. We read from Exodus when Aaron makes the golden calf for the Israelites:


  • Exodus 32:5 (NIV)

    When Aaron saw this, he built an altar in front of the calf and announced, β€œTomorrow there will be a festival to the Lord.”


But then the message went on a little bit to say that rock music is bad. That even if we put christian words into rock music (drums and electric guitars) it still doesn’t please God. We’re not really worshiping if we worship like this.

Obviously rock music with bad words is bad, but that’s off topic.

My church plays drums and electric guitars when we sing, but I know for a fact that we are truly worshiping God.

At Youth last Friday we had a message about ‘the goodness in worship’ (we’re doing the fruits of the spirit). It was about how when we worship, it’s not about feeling good about how well you’re singing; it’s not about you. It’s about worshiping and praising the God who loves us and who made us. ‘Less of us and more of You.’ That’s what I think true worship is about. I don’t really care what kind of instrument we use while worshiping God.

I’m not bashing the churches that don’t have drums or electric guitars in their singing, all I’m saying is that we each have a different view of worship in music. And I just wanted to hear your opinion on this as well. πŸ™‚

These verses from Psalm 150 came to mind:

3 Praise him with the sounding of the trumpet,
praise him with the harp and lyre,
4 praise him with timbrel and dancing,
praise him with the strings and pipe,
5 praise him with the clash of cymbals,
praise him with resounding cymbals.
6 Let everything that has breath praise the Lord.
Praise the Lord.
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So what do you think? | Feel free to disagree with me!
~ Zielle

30 thoughts on “Is Rock Music ‘Of The Devil’? {Discussion Post #1}

  1. Well, not being a Christian, I can’t say that I know much about what the Bible has to say about music, but I figure that, as long as the music is inspiring its listeners to do or be something more than mindless robots following the rest of society, then it is good music. I don’t think any particular type of music is Satanic unless it directly speaks of Satan in the lyrics. Music, in whatever form it comes, is an art. To quote the rock musician Marilyn Manson, “Music is the strongest form of magic.” Thanks for creating a very interesting article.

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  2. i love rock music and my church uses drums and occasionally electric guitars, too. personally, i don’t think christians should tell others what kind of music they’re allowed to listen to, and calling rock “of the devil” is kind of harsh. idk. great post, i agree with you. πŸ™‚

    xo loren

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  3. I completely agree with you!
    I like christian “rock music” because, sometimes, I feel like it speaks to me… such as “Even If” by MercyMe. I personally believe that God speaks to people in different ways and christian music is one way. Although, if it is super heavy rock, then I don’t feel like that is honoring to the Lord. I saw a weird band (Family Force 5) last year at a Newsboys concert and I did not like it at all.
    This is kind of off topic, but I don’t think it’s appropriate to dance along to the rock music during worship. My family isn’t a fan of dancing, really. I mean, the waltz is fine… but not like gross/crazy dancing.
    Anyways, I loved this post! ❀


    • Yes, christian rock music is awesome. πŸ™‚
      Amen to that!
      Well while we’re singing, it’s not really rock ‘rock’ music, but just a little drums, some piano and guitars and sometimes other instruments. Yeah, haha, not crazy dancing. πŸ˜‰ I think a little dancing is OK I guess, because at my Youth Winter Camp we sang and danced and jumped a little which was good. I really felt closer to God at that camp. πŸ™‚ Thank for reading, Crystal!

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      • Yeah, I do remember some dancing at my Youth Summer camp last year, which really didn’t bug me too much. I’m not sure why I feel so uncomfortable about it. I guess it’s because my parents don’t encourage dancing and act like it’s the worst thing in the world. I personally think some modest dancing is fun, even if my parents don’t think so. πŸ˜‰

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  4. Great post Zielle! Although I don’t quite support rock music to worship in churches, I certainly don’t think it bad. Of course, that’s just my opinion. πŸ˜„

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  5. I totally agree with you my church has drums and electric guitars it’s all the same worshipping God with any instrument as long as it’s for His glory and not your own. Loved this post! 😊
    Rose β€οΈπŸ’™β€οΈ

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  6. I don’t believe that rock music is ‘of the devil.’ And Christian rock? Sure, it glorifies God! I say if it doesn’t say in the Bible that “thou shalt not use drums” (or something that in some way intimates that glorifying Him through different kinds of music is wrong), then there’s no reason to believe it isn’t okay!

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