Neo- Evangelicalism is the number one movement that has ruined America and contributed to Laodicean apostasy, not Catholicism, not Islam. Christian churches have fallen prey to this movement.
It simply means the Church has adopted worldly practices inside of the church, and allowed myriads of modern different Bible versions, which meet all kind of Christian denominations in order to build the Church.
Preachers are supposed to provide whole counsel of God without compromise, but we are in a day and age where the majority of Christians do not listen to the man of God preaching word of God, but instead, they lust for worldly music programs like The Hillsong, or celebrity pastors preaching wrong doctrines.
Real Bible believers will choose to condemn some genres of music played in most evangelical churches today, due to these few reasons.
1. Back – Beat of contemporary , popular music, because its rooted in rebellion, the hippie movement to rebel against the older generation. Its based on both historical and scientific facts. It is also considered not Godly because of its Back-Beat, off-beat rhythm.
These music genres including soft rock, pop, country, rap, swing, jazz, disco, popular have been confirmed by Robert Kamien to be using rhythm beats that stress offbeat notes , documented in his book ‘Music and Appreciation pg 34. 365-395)
Morsalis explained how even though Rock, R&B, Jazz Swing and Pop are different genres, but related to each other because of the back-beat.
2. Voodoo – Little Richard who is famous creator of Rock music claimed that back-beat music especially Rock does come from African Voodo, and it was brought to America by the African slaves. A lot of beats and music today are taken from the Voodoo drums. This is all explained based on his experience from studying music and rhythms.
Jeff Godwin who was delivered from the Satanic music was shocked to see how the Churches are playing demonic music. He provided facts and footnotes of famous rock musicians who wanted to achieve rebellious rhythms and back-beats, or even engaged themselves to Satanic masters in order to gain rhythmic freedom.
3. It causes health issues which include aspects of mental, sexual and rebelliousness. These 3 aspects are condemned by the Scripture. When we are a saved Christian, we no longer have the right to listen to the types of music we desire.
1 Corinthians 3:16-17 Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you? If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which temple ye are.
Jude 1:19 These be they who separate themselves, sensual, having not the Spirit.
Case Study: In one of Lowell Hart’s documentation titled Satan’s music exposed, page 101 which he retrieved from actual research and experimentation which validated his findings. In 1978, California music therapist investigated the effects of rock music on teenagers and concluded that as if it was a test given in mental institution. It was a test which he administered to 240 school children ages 10 to 18, an emotional stability test which rock music was being played. The result was examined by a Psychologist without prior knowledge whom it was administered to, also concluded that the test was carried out at a mental institution.
Case Study 2: Another empirical validated research . Pop and Jazz music actually causes the opposite gender to stimulate lust. Retrieved from Lowell Hart’s book titled ‘Satan’s music exposed’, page 63 ‘The unsuspecting guinea pigs were a teenage boy and girl who have never met, and acquainted in a soft cozy private room, with soft music playing in the background, and have their reactions recorded. When classical and soft ballads music were piped into the room, they talked and were friendly but somewhat aloof. But when Pop music and Jazz were played, they quickly developed a much ‘friendlier’ attitude and began to hold hands and put their arms on each other’.
Formality would give way to familiarity depending on the music played. That explains why modern churches’ Christians would practice and adopt a much more open and friendlier demeanor when singing contemporary worship songs.
From perspectives of a neurologist, when back-beat music generates high levels of sensory excitation that is when due to the pace of rhythm, and loudness of the music. The auditory impact nears maximal reception, and the brain is put in a state of stress, which is measurable in driving brainwave activity which occurs in everyone, both believers and unbelievers.
As rock music has moved farther away from its historical roots, it expresses an increasing association of overt aggression linked to sexuality.
John Blanchard’s book titled ‘Pop goes the gospel rock in the church’ , page 187-188.