Ever Wished You Could Ignore Something?
I wanted to ignore this, but I cannot.
someone has taken a older Modern Worship song and added a LATIN INFLUENCED, Vile and Filthy rhythm. What utter butcher of a song, that SUPPOSEDLY about the Lord! Those children, dancing like filthy whores! and Dressed like it too! It's a sickening shame!
The comment on SaltLight emphasizes the "LATIN INFLUENCED" part, as though that was the issue. In an earlier version, it said "BLACK" instead of Latin, and then went on to say that racial separation was the only scriptural way. I wonder why these people cannot read the New Testament, say the book of Romans, and see the real Christian take on racial issues. It is even there in the King James, so that is not an excuse.
Now, it seems that SaltLight got this story from Extreme Theology, where we can read about full-grown men lusting after the dancers. I am sorry to have to break the news, guys, but you have serious problems and need to get some help. Do I feel that the kids in the video that are dancing in supposed worship are truly worshipping God the way he should be worshipped? No, I do not. But they are not dancing like whores, nor are they dressed like it. It is just entertainment instead of true worship toward God.
Back to what SaltLight's article discusses: is the problem the fact that the rhythm is "Latin"? Or is the problem the shallowness of what is called worship?
You have to remember that the ethnic separation requirements in the Old Testament were given to the Jews at a time when they were the only ones who followed God. These rules were given, not as a way to keep pure blood, or else David and Jesus would not have Rahab and Ruth in their ancestry (Matthew 1:5). Instead, these rules were given so that God's people would not absorb the ways of the world around them. (For an example, see Ezra 9:1-2, where "polluting the holy bloodline" [verse 2] is a concern because of the foreigners' "detestable practices" [verse 1]. ) Remember when Miriam and Aaron criticized Moses for intermarrying with a foreigner, and were judged by God for their sin? (Numbers 12:1-15) Over and over, the Old Testament, which is where these requirements are found, tells us that it is meant to help prevent God's people from contamination by the world around them.
Peculiarly enough, these requirements do not exist in the New Testament. One of the big issues in those days was the Jewish believers trying to make the Gentile believers become Jews in order to accept them as Christians. You must recall that Jews were—and still are—God's chosen people. If you are a believer, you are being allowed into the kingdom because of the Jews. This means that you should never decide to become haughty about how your ancestry makes you different or better than anyone else's ancestry. Did not even Jesus tell the foreign woman that non-Jews were dogs?
Now as for the music and worship that was used in the early church, we have no way of knowing. Perhaps they were sometimes formal and ritualistic, as most of them came from the Jewish religious background. Perhaps not. I doubt that they were into entertainment as worship, since entertainment in those days consisted of watching gladiators fight, often to the death.