Eurydice V. Osterman Analysis

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WHAT GOD SAYS ABOUT MUSIC Eurydice V. Osterman, D.M.A. AWSAHM MUSIC, INC. P.O. Box 3586 Huntsville, AL 35810-0586 Copyright 1997 by Eurydice V. Osterman Huntsville, Alabama Edited by Oliver J. Davis, D.A. Cover Design by Howard Bullard, Oakwood College Graphixx Author’s Photo by Glamor Shots All rights reserved. No part of this book may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying and recording, or by any information storage and retrieval system without written permission from the author. For information, address AWSAHM MUSIC, INC., P.O. Box 3586, Huntsville, AL 35810-0586. ISBN 0-9661690-0-X Library of Congress Card Number: 97-94873…show more content…
MUSIC MINISTRY.............................................................................................................. 9. SINGING IN WORSHIP........................................................................................................ 10. INSTRUMENTS IN WORSHIP........................................................................................... 11. THE “HOLY” DANCE...................................................................................................... 12. THE EFFECTS OF MUSIC UPON THE MIND AND THE BODY.................................... 13. SECULAR MUSIC............................................................................................................... DEDICATION This book is dedicated to my mother, Ella L. Osterman, for the musical genes that she passed on to me; for the training that she provided; and for all of the prayers, encouragement, and support that she has given me through the years. iv…show more content…
To say that a song is “sacred” when in fact the nuances of the music, the beat, and even some of the lyrics imply sensuality is indeed bearing a false witness. This is a common occurrence in crossover songs of “religious pop music.” Take for instance, phrases like “no one can love me like you do,” “I need your love,” or “you bring your love to keep me warm.” Songs like these have reduced God’s pure and holy love (agape’) to mere human eroticism. If the lyrics and the character of the music do not reflect the principles of Christianity, then they indeed bear a false witness. “An intention to deceive is what constitutes falsehood... Every hint or insinuation calculated to convey an erroneous or exaggerated impression, even the statement of facts in such a manner as to mislead, is falsehood” (White: PP

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