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Music

“Music is often perverted to serve purposes of evil, and it thus becomes one of the most alluring agencies of temptation. But, rightly employed, it is a precious gift of God, designed to uplift the thoughts to high and noble themes, to inspire and elevate the soul. . . .” {What Shall We Teach?, page 32, paragraph 1}

1. The Language of Music – 1:07:20

2. Words To The Wise – 1:13:26

3. The Mind Of The Machine – 1:35:21

4. The Primitive Heart – 1:04:19

5. Moving The Masses – 1:17:33

6. Change Of Mind – 1:52:20


Seminar by Brian Neumann

Some important quotes:

“Music is of heavenly origin. There is great power in music. It was music from the angelic throng that thrilled the hearts of the shepherds on Bethlehem’s plains and swept round the world. It is in music that our praises rise to Him who is the embodiment of purity and harmony. It is with music and songs of victory that the redeemed shall finally enter upon the immortal reward. There is something peculiarly sacred in the human voice. Its harmony and its subdued and heaven-inspired pathos exceeds every musical instrument. Vocal music is one of God’s gifts to men, an instrument that cannot be surpassed or equaled when God’s love abounds in the soul. Singing with the spirit and the understanding also is a great addition to devotional services in the house of God.” {Manuscript Releases Volume Five [Nos. 260-346] (1990), page 197, paragraph 2}

Music has occupied the hours which should have been devoted to prayer. Music is the idol which many professed Sabbathkeeping Christians worship. Satan has no objection to music if he can make that a channel through which to gain access to the minds of the youth. {The Voice in Speech and Song (1988), page 420, paragraph 3}

Great improvement can be made in singing. Some think that the louder they sing the more music they make; but noise is not music. Good singing is like the music of the birds–subdued and melodious. {Evangelism (1946), page 510, paragraph 4}

Music Is Made a Snare

The things you have described as taking place in Indiana, [THESE COMMENTS WERE MADE IN CONNECTION WITH THE “HOLY FLESH” MOVEMENT AT THE INDIANA CAMP MEETING OF 1900. FOR FURTHER DETAILS, SEE SELECTED MESSAGES, BOOK 2, PP. 31-39.] the Lord has shown me would take place just before the close of probation. Every uncouth thing will be demonstrated. There will be shouting, with drums, music, and dancing. The senses of rational beings will become so confused that they cannot be trusted to make right decisions. . . .{Last Day Events (1992), page 159, paragraph 1}

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