Do We Need to Change the Music within the Church?

February 8, 2019

Music can be one of the most controversial topics that we can talk about because it sometimes represents a lot of things. Also, music nowadays has a lot of hidden meanings and sometimes euphemism is being used to hide its true message. This can also be a powerful tool to influence other people since all of us listen to music every day.

Since the invention of musical instruments, there are a lot of genres that branched out. Some of them are inspirational, some are love songs, some praise God while others are full of hatred and anger. Further, composers create such a masterpiece when there is a significant event that they’ve experienced. And, sometimes the emotions are being reflected in their masterpiece. But, how about the music that we hear within the church? Do we need to change it? Do we need to implement a solemn service or can we add drums and electric guitars?

Music Evolving in Churches

Through the years, music has changed its course, especially in churches. Moreover, the commonly used instruments are the piano or organ. Furthermore, this has been one of the most traditional instruments for a holistic worship service. In spite of this, there are other instruments that were added like the drums, guitar, tambourine, banjo, handbells and many more. However, some traditionalists found it irritating and disturbing to use such instruments. On the other hand, others accepted this kind of change and evolution. It’s just odd to see Christians setting a standard on how certain church music should be.

Music is also a way of communicating and praising God. As you see, there is no reason for setting a standard on how music should be played in church. I mean, as long as you have a pure heart and good intentions then you’re okay. We have our own ways to worship Him and of course, we have our own unique way how to show it.