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I am a christain but I also like Linkin Park...My mom critisies me for listening to them.

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What You are looking for is a go ahead to have your cake and eat it too, sorry, doesn't work that way, much of secular music does not meet the standard of Philippians 4:8. Secular music often promotes immorality and violence while belittling purity and integrity. If a song glorifies what opposes God, a Christian should not listen to it. However, there are many secular songs with no mention of God that still uphold godly values such as honesty, purity, and integrity. If a love song promotes the sanctity of marriage and/or the purity of true love—even if it does not mention God or the Bible—it can still be listened to and enjoyed.

Whatever a person allows to occupy his mind will sooner or later determine his speech and his actions. This is the premise behind Philippians 4:8 and Colossians 3:2, 5: establishing wholesome thought patterns. Second Corinthians 10:5 says we should “take captive every thought and make it obedient to Christ.” These Scriptures give a clear picture of the kind of music we should not listen to.

Obviously, the best kind of music is that which praises and glorifies God. Talented Christian musicians work in nearly every musical genre, ranging from classical to rock, rap, and reggae. There is nothing inherently wrong with any particular style of music. It is the lyrics that determine whether a song is “acceptable” for a Christian to listen to. If anything leads you to think about or get involved in something that does not glorify God, it should be avoided.

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Remember, remember, remember this. It's a principle.

Romans 14

13 Therefore let us stop passing judgment on one another. Instead, make up your mind not to put any stumbling block or obstacle in the way of a brother or sister. 14 I am convinced, being fully persuaded in the Lord Jesus, that nothing is unclean in itself. But if anyone regards something as unclean, then for that person it is unclean.

Most Christians I've met don't know this chapter. Learn the whole chapter. Most Christians I talked to about this don't know what a stumbling block is either. Don't let them take what you enjoy away, okay? Enjoy what you enjoy, if God wants to get you away from it, trust him to do so.

A stumbling block is where you cause another Christian to do something you feel alright about, but they don't. Paul is saying not to drag them into something they are in conflict about. But for you, are allow what you don't see a faith issue with, and other people have different allowances and sensitivities. The "weak" should not judge the "strong", and the other way around, the "strong" should not judge the "weak". I put quotes because those are the words Paul uses to describe certain Christians.

The strong can do anything, it's not a faith issue. The weak don't want to do anything, they think God will judge them. Let everyone be convinced in their own mind!

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Absolutely NOT! Listen to Mommy, She knows best.

God Bless Ya,

Chicago Bob

imasinner

There is more joy in Jesus in one day.

Than there is in the World 365/24/7

I know, I tried them both.

Numbers 6:24-26

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Talented Christian Musicians is an oxymoron. Being able to discern good talent form bad talent requires critical thinking skills. Faith undermines critical thinking, or critical thinking undermines faith; probably both depending upon your approach. When music reinforces your faith it doesn't matter if its aesthetically good all that matters is that it reinforces your faith. This is way there are no talented christian musicians because they don't have to be. Oh and keep up the unreasonable intolerance makes it easier to prove how unconditionally wrong Christians are.

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I would criticize you too if you were my kid.

Not because of anything anti-Christian, considering I am an atheist, but rather for the fact you listen to Linkin Park.

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Ephesians 2:8-9 For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, (9) not a result of works, so that no one may boast.

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All of gods christians have the freedom to listen to who they want, I listen to many artists to include Ozzy Osborne, Fleetwood Mac and even the Moody Blues.

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I don't see how anyone couldn't be suicidal if they listened to Linkin Park, next it'll be *shudder* Nickelback.

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no, you are satanic if you listen to linkin park.

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linkin park is not limp bizkit.

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