The majority of modern Christian churches have latched onto singing as what they think is a reliable way to worship God. Some churches have even added dancing to the mix, because they have noticed that it does help to keep the congregation interested, almost as if to say that God's word needs to be helped sometimes. The big mistake that they have made, though, is that they do not seem to have a way of checking with God first, to see if He is ok with their singing or instrument playing.
Dance of death
When you go into a lot of churches nowadays, you will find that they have some instruments set up that they use for when any singing is done. For some reason the majority of churches that I have gone into, seem to like also having these instruments at a high volume level as well. There are even some churches where it seems as if they would rather die than turn the volume down, because they will have the windows shut in the middle of the hot summer, just so that they can play their loud music without the neighbours complaining. So when you go into one of these churches you should be prepared to analyse what they are doing, with the word of God, because your very soul could be at stake. When it comes to the reasons for their singing and dancing, these churches will always go to the Psalms of King David for their justification, but they will fail to delve into the reasons why he started to do these things. If King David did what he did for one set of reasons and the church then does what they do for another set of reasons, then the reasons need to be analysed so that we can make sure that everything is done to the glory of God. If this is not the case then there is a problem and this is why I have decided to do this analysis so that future church members will not be mistaken in some of the things that they will be doing.
Time to dance
David's celebrations seemed to start when he finally became the king of Israel, which seems to indicate that he was waiting until the time was right and also preferred to do things in an orderly manner. We can read of his first celebration in II Samuel 6:12-16 which says "And it was told king David, saying, The LORD hath blessed the house of Obededom, and all that pertaineth unto him, because of the ark of God. So David went and brought up the ark of God from the house of Obededom into the city of David with gladness. And it was so, that when they that bare the ark of the LORD had gone six paces, he sacrificed oxen and fatlings. And David danced before the LORD with all his might; and David was girded with a linen ephod. So David and all the house of Israel brought up the ark of the LORD with shouting, and with the sound of the trumpet. And as the ark of the LORD came into the city of David, Michal Saul's daughter looked through a window, and saw king David leaping and dancing before the LORD; and she despised him in her heart." and these are some of the verses that a lot of Christians will use to justify their night club antics in the church, but they will ignore the fact that David actually explained the reason why he danced. We can read what he says in II Samuel 6:20-23 which says "Then David returned to bless his household. And Michal the daughter of Saul came out to meet David, and said, How glorious was the king of Israel to day, who uncovered himself to day in the eyes of the handmaids of his servants, as one of the vain fellows shamelessly uncovereth himself! And David said unto Michal, It was before the LORD, which chose me before thy father, and before all his house, to appoint me ruler over the people of the LORD, over Israel: therefore will I play before the LORD. And I will yet be more vile than thus, and will be base in mine own sight: and of the maidservants which thou hast spoken of, of them shall I be had in honour. Therefore Michal the daughter of Saul had no child unto the day of her death." and we see here that David had a good reason to dance, but do any of the so called Christians have a reason that is as good as his one? You should note also that David said that he was playing before God and that he was also being vile, which means he had to have a specific reason for what he was doing, in order to not incur God's wrath. But modern Christians seem to think that they can do whatever they think is righteous in God's site, without ever having to worry about if God is ok, or not, with what they are doing.
Pagan song and dance
When the children of Israel had their first meeting with their God, it was obvious that they were a bit overwhelmed by the experience. It did not take long, though, for the shock and awe to wear off so that they could ignore the warnings that He had given them. We can see the end result of what they decided to do, when they became bored, in Exodus 32:15-19 which says "And Moses turned, and went down from the mount, and the two tables of the testimony were in his hand: the tables were written on both their sides; on the one side and on the other were they written. And the tables were the work of God, and the writing was the writing of God, graven upon the tables. And when Joshua heard the noise of the people as they shouted, he said unto Moses, There is a noise of war in the camp. And he said, It is not the voice of them that shout for mastery, neither is it the voice of them that cry for being overcome: but the noise of them that sing do I hear. And it came to pass, as soon as he came nigh unto the camp, that he saw the calf, and the dancing: and Moses' anger waxed hot, and he cast the tables out of his hands, and brake them beneath the mount." and we see here how it seems as singing and dancing is a standard way that pagans like to worship their gods. If singing and dancing was supposed to be something that God wanted in the church, then you would have thought that Jesus would have promoted it a lot, but He seemed to talk about dancing in a derogatory way and He only seemed to be interested in doing one song at the end of His teaching sessions, rather than interrupting them with songs all the way through. Jesus did not seem interested in doing things at all like the pagans, but it is obvious that the modern Christian church seems to prefer doing things like the pagans, almost as if the way that the pagans do things is more attractive than God's ways. Notice also that the children of Israel went over to their pagan god and started to dance and sing, when it seemed as if Moses had gone missing. While the remnant of the children of Israel were still in Jerusalem, the original church was doing very well, but when the Romans finally destroyed Jerusalem and took the remnant captive, with others escaping, the church seemed to suffer a worldwide decline, with the Roman Catholics finally taking over. A so called protestant reform then happened a while later, but these people ended up using mostly the same fake system, as the Romans, to set up their churches, so that the singing still had a higher priority than God's word.
Our singing needs to be cancelled!?!
This might come as a surprise to many relaxed Christians, who are used to just believing in their church leaders, but it looks as if those leaders might be risking your souls because they are not double checking with God first, to see if it is ok to sing. We can read of the command that God has given in Amos 5:21-24 which says "I hate, I despise your feast days, and I will not smell in your solemn assemblies. Though ye offer me burnt offerings and your meat offerings, I will not accept them: neither will I regard the peace offerings of your fat beasts. Take thou away from me the noise of thy songs; for I will not hear the melody of thy viols. But let judgment run down as waters, and righteousness as a mighty stream." and we see here that judgement and righteousness have to be at a level that God is satisfied with, before any singing can happen or instruments can be played. Some clever people might try to say that this is in the Old Testament, so God does not care anymore and people can just go wild, but they will then also have to admit that they do not serve the Lord God of Israel, but some other pagan god who does not care about what state they are in and is happy with them singing at anytime, as long as they pay their tithes (which are from the Old Testament). If the people in the modern Christian church are serving a new pagan god, then they will carry on singing and ignore what the above Bible verses are saying, while the real Israelites, wherever they are, will of course understand that their God is upset with their wicked ways and will repent. This is also a sure way of knowing that the modern Christian church is corrupt, because they will not allow God's words to have any effect on what they are doing, but they will just continue on like pagans and will decide what their god is supposed to accept and not accept, while the true God's words in the Bible are steadfastly ignored.
Here is a challenge for anyone who says they are not a fake Christian, go to someone from the leadership of your church, read Amos 5:21-24 to them and see if they will consider cancelling their singing and instruments, until they get the go ahead from God. Don't be surprised if you find that the majority will laugh you off, because they know that it is man that determines the doctrine of their church and the last thing they would want to do is offend their paying customers, because they want to make sure that they get the money out of them, even if they are going to burn. This should also make it obvious that there is something wrong with this current system, but the majority of modern Christians will not care as long as they get to worship their god the way that they want to and can then go on to enjoy the rest of their life. But will then have the surprise of their life, like the people before the flood, when God sends the destruction and they realise that He is not showing any mercy again.