Tracing Music’s Origin-part 7
It is imperative that all philosophical basis of music begins with God’s creation, “I the beginning God created..” which includes music, and God’s ownership which includes music. To the Christian, all forms of music come under the Lordship of Jesus Christ. Colossians 1:16-18 states, ”For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him: And he is before all things, and by him all things consist. And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence.”
It is essential that Christian musicians place music under the Lordship of Christ by acknowledging that God created it in His original acts of creation. Without this Bible foundation, Christian musicians pen Pandora’s Box philosophically denying music as an act of creation is to open all kinds of faulty philosophies and praxes Denying God’s ownership of music makes way for the faulty view that music belongs to man’s true humanness.