(Landon Schott) Over the last 15 years of youth and young adult ministry, I’ve been asked countless times, “Is it OK for Christians to listen to secular music?” I’ve always had the same response. “The battle between the Spirit and the flesh is won by what one you feed the most!” I’ve always found it interesting that many Christian young people can’t pronounce the names of the books in the Bible, they don’t know basic Scripture, yet they have memorized every word of the latest hit song on iTunes.
It has become more and more common for young people to embrace secular music. More concerning than this, recently there has been a wide spread endorsement of this music by Christian leaders. In my book Jezebel: The Witch Is Back, I write about this. I am not one of those ministers who calls the latest pop singer the devil, the Antichrist, and so on. For decades, ministers have declared music artists to be evil. They said this about Elvis, Madonna and now artists such as Lady Gaga. READ MORE