I’ve been working through a good bible study course, offered free by a church in Greenville, MI, called Liberty Baptist Church: http://www.libertybaptistgreenville.com/
So far I’ve finished a study on Islam, and a study booklet about music, what is Godly, and spiritual, and how to tell if music is appropriate for Christians to listen to. They talk about content, control, and context of music.
Some quotes from the booklet: “There is no such thing as neutral music. All music has an effect upon the listener-without a word ever being spoken. That is why God stated that all music which Christians listen to must have a melody to it, something with harmony, organized tones, and a sweet and agreeable sound. Very little of today’s contemporary Christian music can pass this test.”
They also bring up the fact that many churches entertain rather than exhort, reprove, and rebuke the members. The booklet states: What is true of babies? They cannot do anything for themselves. They have to be entertained, or they cry. …… He cries out…..I cannot understand that old King James bible, so he finds a church that entertains with worldly music and a watered-down translation of the Bible.
If you’re interested in this free Baptist bible study, you can get some booklets mailed to your home or office, free. Go here: http://www.libertygospeltracts.com
Here’s the church’s web page: http://www.libertybaptistgreenville.com/
Also, I’m reading another book by Cathy Gohlke, called, “William Henry is a Fine Name“. It was her debut novel, and it won a well-deserved Christy Award. The book will appeal to everyone from young adult to senior citizen. A review is coming soon, God willing. In the meantime, get yourself a copy, and read it.