Christian Praise: Not all Christian Praise Songs are Created Equal
January 29, 2014
Not all Christian Praise Songs are Created Equal
Not all Christian Praise Songs are created equal. In fact, there are many so called “Christian Praise Songs” which I would not even consider appropriate to sing in churches today. A few years back, in the 90’s there was a song that people liked to sing which really bothered me tremendously. It was called “I Command Thee Satan”
Here are the lyrics:
I Command Thee Satan
In the Name of the Lord
To Drop Your Weapons and Flee
For the Lord Has Given Us Authority
To Walk All Over Thee
I do realize that we have full authority over Satan so that really does not bother me, what does bother me is that by singing this Christian Praise Song or Chorus, aren’t we singing to Satan?
I believe that if we are to offer Christian Praise it should be actual Praise to God. I can see how we can rejoice in the fact that Satan has no power over us, and it is a very peppy tune and fun to sing, but to sing this song, in my opinion is singing to Satan and I really don’t feel that it should have a place in the church because of that.
I am sure you can think of many Christian Praise Songs, which can be doctrinally sound, but not really appropriate to be singing in church.
What do you think?
(Originally posted Nov.22, 2009)