I understand, of course, in context, use of "unfortunately" logically makes sense, because it's harder for us to interpret His will from over 1100 related or even unrelated verses. However, as you read, it appears to state that it's unfortunate that the Bible should reference music so much. Unless this is part of the intended effect, PLEASE consider revising. Thank you.
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I have no prejudice against music, as I listen to it regularly as part of my daily routine. However, I would not want to given any unnecessary occasion for someone to accuse the author's article of prejudice and use that as a "rock of offense" for ignoring its or other article's contents. Therefore, I will gladly change the wording to remove that hindrance (I Corinthians 9:19-23). Thank you for this needed feedback. :)The best way to understand God's will on any point is to survey the Scriptures, looking for any clue referring to God's preference on the question. However, the task becomes increasingly challenging, if it is mentioned frequently throughout the Bible. Although the bulk of passages may help to make a conclusion more sure, it also makes it harder to consider every passage fairly, which increases the chance that a significant point may be overlooked.
Unfortunately, music is referenced many times throughout the Scriptures. Over 1150 verses in the Bible reference a form of the following words ...
That being said, I think your judgment that the Lord loves music, just because music is referenced abundantly in Scripture, is hasty. Please keep in mind the frequency of the following words and related ideas in Scripture:
- the Devil and demons = about 100
- trees = about 300
- Jesus = less than 1000
- hands = more than 1300
- houses = more than 1700
I pray you will please reconsider giving any attention to the frequency of word occurrences, unless you are planning how much time is required to invest in a study on a related topic. Otherwise, such malleable statistics should have no bearing on anyone's actual judgment.
Incidentally, we have had a similar question on this topic previously: isot1284.html
Thanks again for your feedback. I hope to fix the article right away.
May God help us to have a sincere love of the truth (II Thessalonians 2:9-12).