1 Does It Glorify God?

Therefore, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.

1 Corinthians 10:31 NKJV

2 Does It Draw You Closer To God?

The second question regarding if Christians can listen to secular music is to ask yourself if the music you are listening to is drawing you closer to God.

3 How Does It Influence Your Attitude?

We don’t realize how much music, media, and entertainment impacts us.

Music is powerful and can unlock elements of our brains and hearts by tying together emotional and intellectual aspects of our lives, causing us to feel and act differently.

 

4 Is There Redemptive Truth In It?

It is important to think critically about what music you are listening to. Every song you listen to has a hidden worldview in it t that presents what the writer of the song believes.

 

5 What About Instrumental Music?

Instrumental music can fall into both Christian and secular categories. With instrumental music, it depends on how the music makes you feel and what impact it makes on you.

Practical Steps

There is nothing in the Bible that tells us we should not listen to secular music. However, not all music is glorifying to God and honors Him and others.

If you want to love God and others well, then you may need to cut out some secular music in your life that is affecting your thinking and worldview.