Great Sermon! Sir I do agree with your theme that Southern Gospel music is not necessarily the standard for Christians to listen to. However I also know, according to my studies in 'religious' music that many of the favorite hymns of the church were tavern music with the words replaced.
I am glad someone has 'exposed' the assumed 'sacredness' of SO. Gospel as in the same category, or a very close second to hymns and spiritual songs. It does not even come close.
There is one person I know of that was considered a contemporary Christian artist who loved the LORD and would not fit into the category you are speaking of. Keith Green. He lived his love for the LORD and did much to propagate the gospel through his life. If I remember correctly he made a statement about the shame spiritual music should be a sold commodity.
All in all I enjoyed your treatise and very much agree. Another very important ingredient is the life of the musician. Continue on dear brother.
Great Sermon! Praise be to God! Tears fill my eyes and great gratitude fills my heart when I through this sermon am reminded of what the Lord Jesus has brought me out of over 30 years ago through much persecution - the RCC!
Great Sermon! I was led to shouting ground by the texture of the sermon as Bro. Cloud was led by the Spirit of truth to accent the speaking by the urgency and devotion coming to me via the voice within him. My own feeling and thoughts precisely, EXCEPT I MUST add that I think any history of the scriptures in the 20th Century that does not include Bro. Ruckman is in error. He has much criticism for his attitude in defense of the av 1611, but I recall Psalm 138: 2b!
Anyhow, preach on, Brother Cloud, I love your work in Him!
Great Sermon! Apt defense by Bro. Cloud.
Mention of Dr. Ruckman: tape shows why Ruckman uses bible language often to shoot an arrow through the heads of the textual critics. They lie, cheat, distort facts, and, in general, try to wreck the faith of as many in scripture as possible prior to their relocation elsewhere for "rewards".
Greatly Needed Sermon! This series on modern textual criticism is very important for each believer, especially as most scholars dealing with our Hebrew and Greek texts are modernists, unbelievers or people accepting the unbelieving principles of modern textual criticism. Many choose to ignore the issue, and leave our Bible in the hands of "the experts," but almost all of them hold to this unbelieving philosophy of textual criticism. This sermon explains the foundation of textual criticism, and will help each believer in dealing with our Bible's original language texts.
Great Sermon! I just finished listening to this message and am headed for part 2. I was both encouraged and challenged by this sermon. We need more men like you brother! Keep up the good work and God speed!
Eye opening sermon! Any one who is truly concerned with the kind of music that god wants his children to listen, should give some of his/her time to listen to what pastor david cloud has to say in this tremendously insightful sermon. I just wish some of our church leaders came back to the word of god and all its values and priciples for sound christan living and stopped beign imitators of things of the world that god never intended for his church.