True Knowledge of Self

Holy Hip-Hop -part 3

Three Angels Broadcasting Network

Program transcript

Participants: Dwayne Lemon, Lance Wilbur


Series Code: TKS

Program Code: TKS000046A

00:28 Hello, I'm Dwayne. And I'm Lance.
00:30 And we'd like to welcome you to another episode of TKS,
00:33 a True Knowledge of Self where we get to know ourselves
00:36 from a biblical perspective.
00:38 In our last episode we were starting now
00:40 to go down the road
00:42 and discuss this idea of holy hip-hop.
00:46 Is there such thing?
00:47 Can you truly mix the sacred and profane?
00:50 And we looked at several clips that showed ministers,
00:54 gospel ministers bringing in secular music
00:57 into their worships and justifying it
01:00 by adding the fact that we can safely have fun,
01:05 but at the same time
01:07 hold on to Christian principles and biblical principles
01:10 that Jesus and God are okay with us
01:14 indulging in this secular lifestyle
01:17 and still maintaining
01:19 a healthy relationship with Him.
01:21 We saw even ago,
01:22 as far as the pastor participating fully
01:26 in these things,
01:27 and we noted that the significance
01:29 of the ministers leading out
01:31 in this mingling of sacred and profane
01:34 even though they're saying
01:35 that it's not sacred, not profane.
01:37 We know that these forms of music are talking about,
01:41 you know, the promiscuity, and the drugs, and the alcohol,
01:46 and all these things
01:47 even if they're using foul language or not,
01:49 the subject matter is still completely and totally worldly.
01:54 And then we saw a current theme
01:56 that was running through all of them
01:58 where they said, you know, God is not concerned
02:00 as long as He has our heart,
02:03 we can worship Him however we like,
02:05 that that He doesn't have to be censored,
02:07 that we can have the freedom to worship Him in the way
02:11 that we see fit as opposed to what the Bible outlines
02:14 and showing that God has a way
02:17 that He desires to be worshipped.
02:18 God again dictates reality. How are we to worship God?
02:22 Well, we come to Him and He gives us instruction.
02:25 We finished off looking at some verses
02:27 and we're going to continue to look at a few more
02:29 because we saw that there can be no mingling
02:31 according to 1 Corinthians...
02:33 2 Corinthians 16:14 all the way to Chapter 7:1
02:37 2 Corinthians 6?
02:38 2 Corinthians 6:14 to Chapter 7:1,
02:43 that showed that we cannot mingle Christ
02:46 and be light in darkness.
02:48 There's no concord between the temple of God and idols.
02:51 And then we saw Exodus 32
02:53 and we saw in the first few verses an instance
02:56 in which God's people after the Exodus
02:59 were at the base of Mount Sinai awaiting Moses' return.
03:03 They lost faith. They thought he was dead.
03:05 And they knew that
03:07 they had to have some representation of God
03:09 to go before them, to lead them.
03:11 And so they had the great idea
03:13 that they're going to build golden calves
03:16 similar to the worship styles and mediums
03:18 that they saw in Egypt to represent God
03:20 to go before them,
03:21 and Aaron the high priest led out in this great apostasy.
03:26 And eventually this became a sign
03:28 of the breaking of God's covenant
03:29 between Him and His people.
03:31 And Moses came down and judgment was executed
03:34 against those that did not repent
03:36 from such an evil
03:37 and those that did repent were still required
03:41 to suffer the consequences of such an action,
03:43 and it led to great harm and great hardship
03:47 to the children of Israel moving forward.
03:48 Yes, it did.
03:50 So we're going to look at few more verses
03:51 that highlight this idea that we cannot...
03:53 It's not safe to mingle the sacred and the profane.
03:56 It's not okay.
03:58 Again, we're going to talk more about origins in history
04:01 in a few moments as well
04:03 because we have to get to the point
04:04 where we draw a line.
04:06 Yes.
04:08 Again we're not picking on people per se,
04:10 but there has to be a biblical precedent
04:13 for how we are to worship,
04:14 what is acceptable versus what is not.
04:16 That's right.
04:17 And again we cannot dictate to God and say,
04:20 "Here's my worship and You must accept this,"`
04:23 because we've seen thus far,
04:25 and we're going to see more forcefully
04:26 that God is the one that dictates how we worship,
04:31 we cannot dictate unto the Lord.
04:32 So as we saw in the previous clips,
04:35 the minister that kind of stuck out to me more
04:37 than many of the other statements
04:39 made by several other people and pastors
04:42 that it's not the method, it's the message.
04:47 It is a truly erroneous statement
04:50 and that has to be made clear because the Bible is showing
04:53 as you stated through these verses
04:55 that God does not just accept what we give
04:58 because we just add His message to our method.
05:02 And another example is in Leviticus 10.
05:05 You know, the Bible says
05:07 that God is a consuming fire.
05:10 And it was in the sanctuary services
05:12 that when the bullock or the kid of the goats
05:15 or you know, the lamb was presented
05:18 that the fire came down from heaven
05:22 and consumed the sacrifice.
05:24 So it was something that God kindled.
05:27 It was a fire that God Himself started
05:29 and then man was to take the coals
05:30 from that as a priest.
05:32 And then they were to take it in
05:33 and put it upon the censers
05:35 when they would officiate in the sanctuary.
05:37 Well, in Leviticus 10, notice something
05:40 the Bible says here in verse 1.
05:42 "And Nadab and Abihu, the sons of Aaron,
05:45 took either of them his censer, and put fire therein,
05:50 and put incense there on and offered strange fire
05:54 before the Lord, which he commanded them not.
05:57 And there went out fire from the Lord,
06:00 and devoured them, and they died before the Lord."
06:04 So the Bible makes it clear that we,
06:06 you know, though God is the one that
06:08 that would initiate the fire.
06:09 He's the one that would kindle the fire.
06:11 Nadab and Abihu, who were priests,
06:13 they were sons of Aaron who was also a priest,
06:15 the high priest.
06:17 And here it is that Nedab and Abihu who were priests,
06:19 they wanted to officiate in the services of the temple.
06:24 This is very important
06:26 because when I think of ministers,
06:27 I think of ministers
06:28 as those who officiate in services
06:30 in the temple as well,
06:31 the Church of God today.
06:33 But here it is that we're looking
06:34 that these men
06:36 who are in ministerial position,
06:38 they're coming in
06:39 and they decided to present fire,
06:42 but it was one of their own kindling
06:45 upon which the Bible calls it strange fire.
06:47 God did not recognize it, it was a stranger to Him.
06:50 He was like, "What is this?
06:51 What is this... I don't know this,
06:53 this is not something I've kindled, man has kindled."
06:55 And it left the most horrific consequences
06:59 behind which was that the fire came out of the censer
07:01 and destroyed them.
07:03 One of the things that we can see
07:04 led to this experience was in verses 8 to 11.
07:09 It says, "And the Lord spake unto Aaron,
07:11 saying, do not drink wine nor strong drink,
07:15 thou nor thy sons with thee,
07:17 when you go into the tabernacle of the congregation,
07:19 lest ye die.
07:21 It shall be a statue forever throughout your generations."
07:23 And notice why?
07:25 Verse 10, "And that ye may put difference
07:28 between holy and unholy,
07:32 and between unclean and clean,
07:35 and that ye may teach the children of Israel
07:38 all the statutes which the Lord hath spoken unto them
07:40 by the hand of Moses."
07:42 Nedab and Abihu lost their sight
07:45 or vision or understanding
07:47 of what constituted holy and unholy,
07:50 clean and unclean.
07:51 As a result of this,
07:53 it caused the very, very horrific ramifications
07:56 by which God allowed them to be consumed
07:58 by the very fire of their own kindling.
08:00 It's kind of like letting us know
08:02 that we can be consumed by the decisions that we make,
08:05 the decisions we make
08:06 can have permanent consequences upon our lives.
08:09 And this is why we should choose the way of the Lord.
08:13 Well, this is an example we see in Leviticus 10
08:15 that again man cannot offer God
08:19 what he wants and think God will accept it.
08:21 The Bible is making it clear that's not the case.
08:23 And if that wasn't enough, Genesis the fourth chapter.
08:26 In Genesis 4, how much more forcefully
08:30 does the Bible not make this point
08:31 as we look at now verses 1 to 5.
08:34 Again, we are looking at the issue
08:35 that hip-hop gospel is popular.
08:38 The gospel of hip-hop is popular.
08:40 Hip-hop churches are popular,
08:42 and we saw a few examples of how mega churches,
08:46 thousands upon thousands of people
08:48 in one membership of a church
08:49 are coming together in worship
08:51 and there are ministers, leaders
08:53 that are actually making it seem
08:55 it's okay to worship God according to the method
08:58 or the style or the way you want to worship Him,
09:00 just keep the message clear.
09:02 Well, here it is another example
09:03 in Genesis 4:1 to 5,
09:05 the Bible says, "And Adam knew Eve his wife,
09:08 and she conceived, and bare Cain,
09:10 and said, I have gotten a man from the Lord.
09:12 And she again bare his brother Abel.
09:14 And Abel was a keeper of sheep,
09:16 but Cain was a tiller of the ground.
09:18 And in process of time it came to pass,
09:20 that Cain brought of the fruit of the ground
09:21 an offering unto the Lord.
09:23 And Abel, he also brought of the first things
09:26 of his flock and of the fat thereof.
09:29 And the Lord had respect unto Abel and to his offering:
09:33 but unto Cain and to his offering
09:35 He had not respect.
09:38 And Cain was very wroth, and his countenance fell."
09:41 Again, two brothers, both,
09:43 worshipping the True and Living God,
09:45 both led by godly parents
09:48 are now coming both to worship God.
09:51 They both brought offerings,
09:53 but one person's method if you will
09:56 was I'm going to bring fruits and vegetables.
09:58 The other person's method if you will
10:00 was I'm going to bring the first things of the flock
10:02 and I'm going to bring the fat thereof.
10:04 Now Abel's offering was accepted
10:07 because Abel's offering was in the instruction
10:10 of how God wanted to be worshiped
10:13 and how the offerings were to be presented.
10:15 Hebrews 9:22 clearly says that without the shedding of blood,
10:19 there is no remission of sins.
10:21 The whole purpose of an offering
10:23 was to make an atonement
10:24 that one could be forgiven for their sins.
10:27 But it can't happen except blood be shed.
10:29 So therefore Abel was correct when he came with his flock
10:34 that could shed blood.
10:35 Fruits, grains, and nuts and vegetables,
10:37 you know, these things they don't bleed.
10:39 So therefore God could not possibly had accepted
10:42 Cain's offering.
10:44 Cain came to worship God but God rejected it.
10:47 So again, the Bible is making it clear
10:50 that just because you come to worship God
10:53 and you may even be doing it with a sincere heart
10:55 does not mean that
10:56 He by default accepts that worship.
10:58 One more Revelation 13. I think this is very profound.
11:02 And so essentially it does matter.
11:04 It does. It does matter how you worship.
11:06 That's correct.
11:08 In Revelation 13, the Bible spells out
11:11 in verses 11 and 12 as well as 16 and 17,
11:14 a class of worshippers.
11:16 The same way in Genesis 4, it was brothers
11:19 that were worshipping God, and one was accepted
11:22 and the other one was rejected,
11:23 and it resulted in brother persecuting brother.
11:25 That's how the world started.
11:26 And the Bible prophetically shows
11:28 that's how the world's going to end.
11:29 People are going to, again come to God
11:31 claiming to be worshippers,
11:33 but one is going to worship God the way they want to
11:35 according to the commandments of men,
11:37 another group is going to worship God
11:39 according to exactly how He instructed to worship.
11:42 One group receives the mark of the beast,
11:44 the other group receives the seal of the Living God.
11:46 And the Bible spells all of this out
11:48 as we look at Revelation 13:11-12.
11:51 It says, "And I beheld another beast
11:53 coming up out of the earth,
11:54 and he had two horns like a lamb,
11:56 and he spake as a dragon.
11:58 And he exercises all the power of the first beast before him,
12:02 and causeth the earth and them
12:05 which dwell therein to worship the first beast,
12:08 whose deadly wound was healed."
12:09 So notice there's a beast that is being called
12:12 that people are being called to worship
12:15 and this is an issue then of worship.
12:17 That's why the mark of the beast
12:18 is not about barcodes,
12:20 it's not about any of these things,
12:21 it's about worship.
12:22 And then when you look at verses 16 and 17
12:25 speaking of that same class, it says, "And he causes all,
12:28 both small and great, rich and poor,
12:29 free and bond to receive a mark in their right hand,
12:32 or in their foreheads:
12:34 and that no man might buy or sell,
12:37 save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast,
12:40 or the number of his name."
12:41 So here goes a class of worshippers
12:44 and these individuals are receiving
12:46 the mark of the beast.
12:47 They were worshipping,
12:48 but they received the mark of the beast,
12:50 and they're going to earn the wrath of God
12:53 that's going to fall upon them.
12:55 There's another group however in Revelation 14,
12:58 in Revelation 14, it says in verses,
13:02 you know, for times' sake I'm just going to explain
13:04 verses 1 to 5.
13:05 You know, as a group of individuals
13:07 they're called the 144,000.
13:09 And these are individuals
13:10 that have a very close walk with Jesus.
13:12 And one of the things the Bible shows
13:15 is that this group here is going to be used mightily
13:18 to give a message as well
13:20 and that message is found in verse 6 and 7.
13:24 It says, "And I saw another angel fly
13:25 in the midst of heaven,
13:27 having the everlasting gospel to preach unto them
13:29 that dwell on the earth, to every nation,
13:30 and kindred, and tongue, and people,
13:32 saying with a loud voice,
13:33 fear God, and give glory to Him,
13:36 for the hour of His judgment is come:
13:38 and worship Him that made heaven, and earth,
13:41 and the sea, and the fountains of waters."
13:43 So in this first angel's message is a group of people
13:47 that actually are calling individuals into true worship
13:50 to the true creator.
13:52 Those who faithfully do this work,
13:54 there going to be some of them
13:55 that God is going to bless in such a way
13:57 that they're going to get something.
13:59 It's found in Revelation 7.
14:01 In Revelation 7, it says, "And after these things,
14:06 I saw four angels
14:07 standing on the four corners of the earth,
14:09 holding the four winds of the earth,
14:10 that the wind should not blow on the earth, nor on the sea,
14:13 nor on any tree.
14:14 And I saw another angel ascending from the east,
14:16 having the seal of the living God.
14:19 And he cried with a loud voice to the four angels,
14:21 to whom it was given to hurt the earth and the sea,
14:23 saying, hurt not the earth, neither the sea, nor the trees,
14:27 till we have sealed the servants
14:30 of our God in their foreheads..."
14:31 Verse 4, "And I heard the number of them
14:34 which were sealed:
14:35 and there were sealed 144,000 of the tribes
14:39 of the children of Israel."
14:40 And certainly, this deserves a beautiful explanation
14:43 that when we begin to talk about prophecy
14:45 and, you know, up and coming episodes,
14:47 we'll be able to make these things more plain.
14:49 But the point is,
14:50 there's a group of worshippers in the last days
14:53 that they're worshipping God
14:55 but because they were not worshipping God
14:57 according to His dictates,
14:58 they are going to receive the mark of the beast
15:01 and receive the wrath of God.
15:03 Another group is going to worship God
15:06 according to God's dictates and that group,
15:08 they receive the seal of the Living God
15:11 and they shall be saved.
15:12 So the Bible is replete with this idea
15:15 that you cannot tell God
15:18 how you are going to worship Him.
15:19 You cannot think that God accepts all forms of worship
15:23 just because you're sincere.
15:25 We must worship God according to His word,
15:27 according to His dictates.
15:29 And this is what we call pure religion,
15:32 true worship, pure worship.
15:34 So I think that makes it fairly clear.
15:36 Obviously, we're going to get
15:37 more into this in later episodes.
15:39 But what I want to do now is kind of take a step back,
15:44 look at some history,
15:46 because what we can't get caught up in
15:49 is looking at hip-hop culture or some of the clips
15:53 that we looked at in the clip that we looked at
15:56 from that church in Atlanta,
15:57 there was music for every generation.
16:01 There was secular music for every generation
16:04 as well as gospel music for every generation.
16:06 And if we look at hip-hop culture
16:10 and we say, "Well, this music is bad."
16:13 Why is it bad?
16:14 "Well, because of its origins and because of the message
16:18 that it stands for and that it's promoting."
16:22 We have to also look at where that came from.
16:25 We have to look at, you know, take a step back in history
16:27 and look at how these things developed because pop culture,
16:31 hip-hop culture, all these things, these are...
16:33 some of them are new phenomenon,
16:35 but pop culture is not new.
16:36 Pop culture has been continuing generation after generation,
16:39 and what did pop culture look like throughout history?
16:42 And now that pop culture is pretty much dominated
16:45 by hip-hop, there's now, all of a sudden,
16:47 pop culture a problem
16:49 or has it always been a problem,
16:50 has it always been contrary,
16:52 and has there always been kind of a great controversy
16:54 in a war between those who want to worship God
16:57 in spirit and in truth,
16:58 and those who want to worship God however they feel like?
17:01 And so let's take a look at a clip.
17:04 It's kind of, you know, it's kind of lengthy
17:06 so what I want you to do, the audience,
17:08 I want you to pay close attention
17:09 to a lot of the details,
17:10 we're gonna come back and comment later,
17:12 but pay attention to the developments
17:14 in the history
17:16 and the comments that are given that are going to help
17:18 inform our present day understanding
17:20 of what's going on and what we're dealing with.
17:21 Let's go to the clip.
17:23 Beginning in 1817, slaves in New Orleans
17:27 were permitted to sing and dance
17:29 every Sunday afternoon
17:31 in a place called Congo square.
17:36 To the curious whites,
17:38 who sometimes turned out to see and hear them,
17:40 the slaves music filled with complex percussive rhythms
17:44 seem to provide an authentic glimpse of Africa.
17:53 But most of the slaves in Congo Square
17:55 have never seen Africa.
17:58 Many were recent arrivals from the West Indies.
18:01 Their music filled with the infectious pulse
18:04 of the Caribbean.
18:20 Other slaves had been brought to the city
18:21 from the interior of the American South.
18:28 Bringing with them, work songs, spirituals,
18:31 and the call and response of the Baptist church.
18:59 New Orleans theaters also featured minstrel music.
19:07 So called plantation songs
19:10 written by white and black songwriters,
19:13 performed by whites blacked up as blacks.
19:16 And sometimes in later years,
19:18 by blacks blacked up as whites, playing blacks.
19:24 On the surface, minstrelsy seems simply
19:27 to reinforce ugly racial stereotypes.
19:37 Minstrelsy was the most popular form of American entertainment
19:42 for about 80 years in United States,
19:45 beginning in the 1840s.
19:48 It produced the first body of serious pop songs,
19:52 Steven Foster, James Blond and others.
19:54 Songs that we still, all of us, to this day know.
19:59 It produced a national humor that we all know.
20:03 Why did the chicken cross the road?
20:04 Who is that woman I saw you with last night?
20:08 Because you had minstrel troops very much codified
20:11 all doing the same kinds of songs,
20:13 same kinds of humor,
20:14 crisscrossing the whole country not just into major cities
20:18 but to all kinds of towns,
20:19 any place where there was a hall
20:20 where they could perform, it was like early television.
20:23 It was the first entertainment form
20:25 that everybody in the United States knew.
20:28 Everybody heard the same songs. Everybody heard the same jokes.
20:36 Despite its overt racism,
20:38 the minstrel show was a blend of lively music,
20:42 knockabout comedy, and sophisticated elegance,
20:45 the bizarre and complicated ritual
20:48 in which blacks and whites alike
20:50 would interpret and misinterpret each other
20:54 for decades.
20:57 And that was the beginning of a long relationship
20:59 between blacks and whites
21:01 and black entertainment and white appropriation of it.
21:04 And a strange dance
21:06 that we've been doing with each other
21:07 since really the beginning of our relationship in America.
21:12 It's too close, it's too deeper story,
21:15 so you have to degrade the relationship,
21:17 you have to do degrading things
21:19 so that you can live with the tremendous affront
21:21 to humanity that slavery was.
21:27 The first big minstrel hit was written down and performed
21:31 by a white man known as Daddy Rice
21:36 who said he first heard it,
21:38 being sung by a black stable hand.
21:41 Rice named the tune after the man, Jim Crow.
21:54 The Blues was the profane twin of the sacred music
21:59 of the black Baptist Church
22:01 filled with call and response,
22:03 shouts, mourns, exaltations, and signifying.
22:18 One was praying to God
22:20 and the other was praying to what's human.
22:22 A New Orleans musician said, "One was saying,
22:25 'Oh, God, let me go.'"
22:27 And the other was saying, "Oh, mister, let me be."
22:35 You have musicians playing their horns,
22:36 they have all these instruments
22:38 that are left over from the civil war,
22:40 and that military instruments and the trumpets
22:42 are played in a militaristic style,
22:43 "Bomb, bomb, bomb, bomb, bomb, bomb, bomb, bomb, bomb, bomb."
22:47 Then all of a sudden, instead of playing
22:49 in a street military style
22:51 or the hymn or beautiful melody,
22:52 now they're imitating the sound of the people
22:55 in a church singing.
22:56 They have the vibrato at the end of a note.
22:58 They're shaking notes...
23:08 Then the music gets an overpowering feel.
23:12 In a way that profound things almost always happen,
23:16 a thing and the opposite of that thing
23:18 are mashed together.
23:22 Now you have the people
23:23 getting a spiritual sound of the church
23:25 and they're also getting
23:27 that secular sound of the blues.
23:29 And the musicians who could understand
23:32 both of those things and put both of them
23:34 in their horn side by side,
23:36 so they could represent that angel and that devil,
23:39 huh, that was the ones that could play.
23:50 Over the next century,
23:52 the blues would become the underground aquifer
23:56 that would feed all the streams of American music,
24:01 including jazz.
24:09 So there's so much to say about what we just looked at,
24:14 that we're going to have to cover a lot of it
24:16 in future episodes.
24:17 I just want to walk through some bullet points here
24:19 that we're going to have to develop
24:21 and flesh out a little further.
24:22 Number one, we see that
24:24 there was a very good job of painting a picture
24:27 of the social climate that kind of set the stage
24:31 for the development of what we consider in America
24:35 at least, pop culture and secular music, slave era,
24:40 and the allowance that environment in New Orleans
24:44 that kind of had this melting pot
24:47 of all different cultures,
24:49 and all different sounds,
24:50 and all kinds of different things
24:51 where you had slaves,
24:53 and free blacks, and these Creoles,
24:56 and all this thing going on.
24:57 So it was a weird situation that basically set the stage
25:01 for this musical expression.
25:02 And that's what it became, you know, when we talked about,
25:04 you know, we talk about jazz, and the blues,
25:07 and the big bands, and the gumbo music,
25:08 and all this stuff that
25:10 as it progressed through history
25:11 was just all about expression
25:13 which basically hip-hop is the same thing,
25:14 it's kind of a modern descendent,
25:17 if you will, jazz and blues
25:19 and all these things are ancestors
25:22 to hip-hop culture.
25:24 The next point, again, we'll talk about it more.
25:27 But we looked at the minstrel culture.
25:31 These minstrel shows, black face,
25:34 white people putting on black face,
25:35 degrading you know black culture
25:37 and basically making a joke
25:39 out of the plight of the black man
25:43 in the song and dance and all the popular things
25:46 that still are with us today.
25:47 You know, common jokes,
25:48 how did the chicken cross the road?
25:50 That came from the minstrel shows.
25:51 You know a lot of this,
25:52 even songs that are still in our culture came from that.
25:54 And for 80 years, that was the most popular form
25:57 of entertainment in America.
25:59 So this is the first development of pop culture
26:02 when people all over the nation
26:04 were able to share in common themes and threads
26:07 through entertainment
26:08 because these shows went on tours.
26:10 And so that's a whole another thing
26:11 we got to talk about.
26:12 But eventually after abolition of slavery,
26:15 and then all the Creoles and everybody,
26:19 the one drop rule where anybody that had any thing in them
26:22 was now considered,
26:24 you know, and the Jim Crow era and all this stuff,
26:26 reconstruction,
26:27 it set the stage for this blues music
26:29 to fully express itself which eventually became jazz.
26:33 And then we saw that the essence of the blues
26:36 is the mingling of a little bit of angel
26:39 and a little bit of devil.
26:41 It's a blending of the sacred and profane.
26:43 And whoever did that was the one
26:44 who could really play.
26:46 And finally, we saw that the blues,
26:49 beyond any shadow of a doubt, the social commentary,
26:51 everyone agrees that the blues
26:53 was as it was said aquifer
26:55 through which all streams of American music
26:57 and popular music flowed.
26:59 So when we come down to hip-hop,
27:01 we cannot remove hip hop from its predecessor.
27:05 This is going to be powerful.
27:06 Friends, we are getting into some deep things here
27:09 but the purpose of it is to edify.
27:12 The Bible says in 1 Corinthians 14:26,
27:14 "Let all things be for edification."
27:17 And the way that we can be edified
27:19 is by getting true knowledge, true knowledge of ourselves,
27:22 true knowledge of God, true knowledge of His word.
27:24 And as we receive these in our hearts,
27:26 it enables us to know
27:27 how to better discern right from wrong,
27:29 truth from error, light from darkness.
27:32 So we know that we're going into some deep things
27:34 and it's going to get deeper
27:35 because we're really going to talk about,
27:37 is music really neutral,
27:40 or is it something that we can add
27:42 whatever we want to it?
27:43 Or even in music, does God give instructions?
27:47 So we're looking forward to seeing
27:48 how the Lord reveals these to us.
27:50 And stay tuned, you know,
27:51 for that time when it shall come.
27:53 But until then, always remember the words of Proverbs 2:6
27:57 which tells us, "It is the Lord that gives wisdom,
28:00 and out of His mouth comes knowledge and understanding."
28:03 God bless you.


Revised 2017-07-31