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, “Tomorrow 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. 🙂

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