“Wherefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and hope to the end for the grace that is to be brought unto you at the revelation of Jesus Christ” (1 Peter 1:13). A separated Christian life is a life of spiritual vigilance. It is not a matter of following a list of do’s and don’ts in a vain religious sense; it is a matter of being watchful in every area of life to apply the principles of God’s Word so as not to be devoured by the devil (1 Peter 5:8). This is why I separated from rock & roll as a young Christian man recently saved out of a hippie lifestyle. I became convinced from God’s Word that rock & roll is the realm of the devil, and I didn’t want to be enticed back into that world through the power of music. I knew that I had been drunken with that music since my heart and soul was captured by it in about 1962 at about age 13. I had been carried away on a 10-year “magical mystery tour” by the pied pipers of rock, a tour that led as far as Hinduism and the New Age and nearly destroyed me spiritually, morally, and physically. By the grace of God I found salvation, and I intend to walk in soberness instead of carelessness. I intend to gird up the loins of my mind rather than yielding my mind to sensual music as in the former days of my ignorance.
(Friday Church News Notes, September 14, 2012, www.wayoflife.org, firstname.lastname@example.org, 866-295-4143)
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