Gospel and Secula musicThere are times in the lives of music artists when they feel a need to convert from recording and performing secular music and turn to recording and performing gospel music. Oftentimes this is a result of music artists converting to Christianity. Does it mean that if an artist performs secular music then they are not Christians? There is a whole spectrum of views on this matter.

‘I don’t understand why people tag secular musicians to be sinners and gospel musicians as Christians. The only difference between the two is that the former’s lyrics are without the God word (no- religious) and the latter has the God word in the song. Gospel means truth and secular musicians singing drugs are bad for you is singing the truth, just as a gospel singer saying God is good is also singing the truth. Now, is the secular musician whose lyric does not mention God a sinner? Does all secular music contain profane words? There are many secular songs that have catchy melodies, thoughtful insights, and positive message. There are many secular songs with no mention of God that still uphold good values such as honesty, purity, and integrity. Singing a gospel song does not automatically make one a Christian neither does singing secular make one a sinner.

A song has its purpose. There are secular musicians which use their songs to preach about H.I.V., teenage pregnancy and a whole lot of social vice. There are also some gospel singers that love everything ungodly and absolutely are the most un-Jesus like people you could ever meet. Likewise, some who don’t even sing about Jesus or never mention Jesus once in their lyrics, are humble Bible-believing family man/women who are faithful believers in Christ. When a gospel singer is embroiled in a scandal he/she is a disgrace to Christianity, and the comment that follows it is: behavior of secular musicians isn’t as bad as that!

Are secular musicians devils, sinners, and idolaters? If a secular musician (the sinner) sings gospel, God has touched/called him/her? So, while a person is singing a song without the God word he/she has not been touched? A really sad thought of life I believe.

The Bible nowhere condemns any particular style of music. Can the lyrics in a secular song be true, noble, right, pure, lovely, admirable, excellent and praiseworthy? If so, then there is nothing wrong with a Christian listening to a secular song of that nature. There is nothing inherently wrong with any particular style of music. It is the lyrics that determines whether a song is “acceptable” for a Christian to listen to.

We should stop being Pharisees (self-righteous people).



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    ZAMCOPS chairperson Edify Hamukale said it was wrong to play music without consulting the owners of copywright.
    He called on the Government to put up stringent measures to combat the proliferation of piracy in the country.
    “We have taken legal action against firms like Airtel which were using artistes’ songs without their permission,” he said.
    He urged artistes to work closely with organisations like ZAMCOPS for them to recoup funds from airplay.
    Mr Hamukale said music in other countries was a very lucrative industry which contributed to the national economy.
    “Music can contribute to Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and the economy at large,” he said.
    And Zambian musician Chris Akalinenga said the Government needed to spearhead the fight against piracy because it was robbing musicians and the country of huge sums of money.
    Mr Akalinenga was happy with ZAMCOPS’s efforts but called on more capacity building to ensure more transparency and organisation.

  • Very well said.. If a music is said to be secular, it simply means it has no connection with religion therefore, songs that comes with decency and good ethiques are not secular. Gospel music is not just mentioning the name God but preaching about morality in songs makes it gospel since it still talks about the almighty God. lets check for the meaning of secular. thnk u

  • the heart is a foam that absorb very fast. please watch the kind of song you feed your heart with,your heart will lead you to praticalize what you’ve HEARING.

  • yes I agree with this.Secular songs with good lyrics that benefit humanity positively shud Nt b condemned except d vulgar ones.
    However one requirement given by Jesus is for Christians is tellin others abt him and music is a gud medium 4 a Christian.I strongly believe directing song to humanity such as love,not giving up,workin hard,courage etc for encouragement and that of God to get Pple closer to him (bcos that’s is d origin of existence) is beautiful and gud.

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