for KJV Churches!
I have seen the emergence of a musical emphasis into the KJV churches little by little over the last few years. A number of King James Bible Believing churches made their beginnings in a nation that was in the process of changing resulting in a number of large and respectful churches today. These churches grew with people who did not want to make that change into new bible versions.
But today, along comes a musical emphasis in these churches that is causing problem after problem for the pastor - unless, of course, the pastor is also going along with this worldly trend that chases after the flesh. From a country that is no longer changing but has almost completed the change ( Is 5:20), this new music has now finally entered the doors of "KJV land"!
As people listen to preacher after preacher skin their hides, filet their skins, step on their hearts, etc. many people continue to maintain their ignorance of the Bible while keeping their eyes on the preacher, pastor & evangelist.
Even though the preachers have plenty to say and they say it well, people no longer learn to use their 'swords' to protect & guide themselves. Today, through this continued ignorance of the Bible, and along with their own pastors who also don't know what the Bible says about music, there now exists a "do anything with music" desire to keep the people staying within the doors of the church.
Because of such a tremendous music emphasis within the home, music is now doing damage within KJV churches that these very pastors claimed "would never happen in my church!"
A good illustration here is the popular story about the frog sitting in a pot of water on the burner. We all probabliy know the story. Little by little the water heats up and with the temperature rising so gradually, the frog never does realize that the water has been the process of boiling him one - degree at a time. If another frog would jump into that same heated pot, he would tell the first frog that "This water is too hot - you had better get out while you can!" Original Frog 'A' would just remind Frog 'B' that he is causing division and to give him some space. The water "feels' fine to him. Eventually, as we all know, the frog 'A' dies because he did not heed the warning of those words from Frog 'B'.
What I don't understand other than scripturally is - why are there more frogs jumping into the hot water already knowing that the water is hotter than it used to be? Especially when the frogs are warned of the dangers of the water.
Now the Spirit speaketh expressly,
that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith,
giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils;
Speaking lies in hypocrisy;
having their conscience seared with a hot iron...
I Timothy 4:1,2
As our consciences get more and more seared by the constant bombardment of music everywhere, we must realize that by faith, we must say "No" to this music - even if we have grown to "like it" ourselves. This music is a seducing spirit - a doctrine of devils. It speaks lies in hypocrisy and is searing our conscience one degree at a time.
Thus saith the LORD, Stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths,
where is the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls...
When someone within the church who has stuck with Jer 6:16 comes along and tells someone they are getting into "hot water" with their music, the final part of verse 16 suddenly and sadly comes into play...But they said, We will not walk therein.
It is amazing, isn't it? The Bible has the people pegged even today! People continue to like what they like and it does not matter what the Bible says. Preachers have been trained to have an instant answer for everything and because they can't handle this one other than by faith, it is time to get out the hammer and nails - another KJV church is about to die!
But don't forget - even then - everything will appear to be fine! Rev 3:18