Apostle Johnson Agyemang Baduh
Apostle Johnson Agyemang Baduh, Odorkor Area Head of The Church of Pentecost, has revealed that not all gospel songs are spiritually motivated.
He said although a song may contain certain scriptures in the Bible to support its lyrics, listeners should be guarded when listening to such songs in order not to fall prey to the trap of the devil.
Addressing participants of the 2017 Global Ministers and Wives’ Conference of the Church of Pentecost at the Pentecost Convention Centre, Gomoa Fetteh, last Thursday, January 12, Apostle Baduh said Christ-like songs are essentially sermons or the word of God expressed in musical sounds.
“These are songs that encapsulate the sayings, deeds, death, resurrection and return of Christ,” he explained.
According to him, “To be Christ-Like, a song must, therefore, convey the preaching of Christ being the centre of the Christian worldview under the inspiration and guidance of the Holy Spirit (John 16:13, Romans 8:14, 1 Corinthians 14:15).”
He also stated that the kind of information people feed their minds with have consequences on their output, in deeds and words, adding that “the best kind of songs are those that bring out the best in the listeners, proclaims Christ and His deeds, praise God and glorify Him as well.”
He further explained that a Christ-like song should not be a song that laments about one’s weakness without providing a solution to the challenge one might be facing.
Apostle Agyemang Baduh disclosed that though certain songs may contain good messages, they do not necessarily qualify as spiritual gospel songs.
He, therefore, advised Christians against listening to songs from circular music artistes who once in a while release gospel tracks without necessarily having a repentant heart.
He urged the ministers and Christians in general to pray for the Spirit of discernment and also make use of the Spirit of God in selecting good gospel songs to listen to.