“When can music be considered ‘Christian music’?”
– The song lyrics must reflect biblical truth.
– The song lyrics must directly praise God/Jesus.
– The song must mention God/Jesus.
– The song must be written for Christians and not as an evangelical tool.
– The lyrics must directly address God, not other people.
– The song must be completely new, not a cover of a secular song.
– The song is designed to be played in church, not outside of the church.
– The melody must be paramount, and the rhythm subdued.
– The song must be written and performed by mature Christians only.
– The men who sing the song must have short hair, and the women must have long hair.
There are several aspects of a song that may influence its categorization as “Christian music,” but these qualifiers suggest almost as many problems as solutions. And many of them focus on everything except the message of the song.
Christian Music – The Writers/Performers
Many consider a song to be “Christian” only if it is performed by an artist in the Christian music industry and played on Christian radio stations. However, if the lyrics of a song written and performed by Christians for a Christian audience misinterpret Scripture, can it still be considered “Christian music”? Can a slightly modified cover of a secular song by a Christian artist for a Christian audience be considered “Christian
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