‘Contemporary’ means modern, up to date, according to present styles and fashion. Therefore, so-called ‘contemporary worship’ is WORLDLY. It is an attempt to make religion suitable to modern man, no matter how perverse he has become. All of the so-called ‘gospel’ music today is the worst form of this ‘contemporary’ stuff they call worship and is the product of the false gospel being preached today. Quite simply, the reason for all of this is, “there is no fear of God before their eyes”; the way people profess to worship God today, is irreverent, blasphemous, and worldly. It is very evident what it is all about. If it looks and sounds like a rock concert, that’s because it is! If it looks and sounds like a bluegrass concert, that’s because it is! If it looks and sounds like a Hollywood production, that’s because it is! If it looks and sounds like it’s about money, that’s because it is!
God is to be worshipped with fear, sobriety, reverence and in a Biblical manner. Our songs and all we do, should reflect the serious nature of what we do. We are in the presence of the Holy God! This is not a concert or a fun time, but a time of worship. – pm