I have been recently listening to music with my chums and the music was quit sexually explicit and I have learned that it may cause someone to list. My question is how can it cause one to lust and if there is anything else wrong with listening to that kind of music? Any feedback is is helpful…
I understand how it can make some lust simply by encouraging it. I listen to a lot of rap like 21 Savage and he definitely is not the most clean rapper. I would not say that rap causes lust (the cause being the thing that prompts the arousement), but it is something that encourages lust. While I can understand how some people might get turned on by the explict lyrics talking about naked girls, I will never get turned on by the voice of a dude talking about his drugs, prostitutes, and the future STDs he will catch.
If you catch yourself lusting while listening to rap music then change your music preference, but if you can listen to it without lust or being influenced by other things like lyrics about drugs, then listen to it as much as you want.
Now concerning the issue of it being sinful, I believe it is not (that is, if you are not influenced by the lyrics). Rather I suggest it doesn’t reflect Christian virtue due to the cursing, drugs, prostitutes, violence, etc. Some people will look at you weird for listening to rap but who cares it’s your choice of music and if you can listen to it without committing sin, you’re good.
Now here are some 21 songs from the album he just released. If you are a parent, this is what your kid is most likely listening to now days.
Here are my favorites in no particular order.
Thanks for the feedback fam. God bless
If the music encourages you to lust you should not listen to it. Jesus said:
if your right eye causes you to sin, tear it out and throw it away; it is better for you to lose one of your members than for your whole body to be thrown into hell.
This was hyperbole. Don’t tear out your eye. But Jesus was telling us how serious we should take things which cause us to sin. Cut out the nasty music for the sake of your soul.
Also, vile sexual lyrics are bad even if they don’t cause you to lust. Fill your mind with pure things not impure things. There is plenty of good music out there. Why support bad things and corrupt your soul?
Crude, disrespectful song lyrics are wrong because they are crude and disrespectful.
Cannot imagine that those songs would encourage lust, more like encourage very bad behavior.
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