Is Music Amoral

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Is music moral or amoral? Many people in the world today will tell you that it is amoral, but is that true? Well, before we answer that question, let us look at what the words moral and amoral mean. According to The New Oxford American Dictionary, the definition of amoral is neutral, lacking a moral sense, or unconcerned with the rightness or wrongness of something, while the word moral means concerned with the principles of right and wrong behavior, and the goodness or the badness of the human character. Therefore, when someone says that music is amoral, they are stating that music has no grasp, or affect on us, and that it's just something we listen to. That it is neutral. But, if that is true, then why does the sound and beat of certain …show more content…
The Bible says we are to "present our bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.", and there's no way that we can do that, if we are filling ourselves with this filthy music.
Lastly music affects us mentally. It can change our thought process, how we make decisions, the way we view the world, and the things and people around us. The worldly music of today promotes rebellion against all leadership, sex, and immorality, and says that everyone is pitted against you, and that everything is a fight. So what happens when you listen to worldly music that promotes these things? Your once clean, pure mind is now filled with filth, and everything people say is taken pervertedly. You start looking over your shoulder to see if people are following you, because the music flowing into your ears tells you that everybody is after you, and that you have to fight to survive. The right thing to do seems boring, whereas the once bad things don't seem quite so bad anymore, and are more inviting to do.
That's why we must be so careful as to what we listen to and choose in the area of music. If it's not God-honoring, Christ-exalting, wholesome,

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