I have a friend on facebook who posts harsh comments now and then about contemporary Christian music. I've been hesitant about starting a conversation with him about these views because the last time I addressed one of his issues, the conversation ran into several roadblocks concerning his specific beliefs (such as KJV only).
However, he just recently posted several videos of him and a group from his church doing megaphone style "evangelism" outside a Christian concert. His comment is that everyone going to the event is a "so-called Christian" but is really a child of the devil.
This is a bit much, from my point of view.
I've decided to question him on these views.
Does anyone share his beliefs? Or does anyone have any suggestions as to how to talk about this with him. The only thing I can gather so far is that he thinks CCM feeds your flesh - and that is bad.
Well, I can definitely say I don't share his beliefs. When it comes to music, my preference is Christian Metal, to the point that you could say that I am a "headbanger" for life. In my experience, when someone is hung up about the "style" of music being used, it is usually because they themselves are all wrapped up in what you are doing in the flesh when you worship God (e.g. you have to be standing, or you have to be at the front of the service, or some other nonsense like that).
Or, even worse, they myopically equate what they feel when listening to a particular style of music with what everyone should feel.
To give an analogy:
"You don't like pineapple on your pizza? How can you say you like pizza if it doesn't have pineapple on it?"
The quickest refutation of that nonsense is John 4:21-24. The dispute between the Jews and the Samaritans in John 4 is where (in the flesh) you should worship God. Jesus showed the absurdity of that argument when He said in John 4:23 (KJV for your KJV only friend):
"But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him."
Worship of God is from the heart, not the flesh.