From a private convo about Christians listening to secular music:
All good wisdom, from anywhere, will teach, “Garbage in, Garbage out,” “You are what you eat,” etc… It all affects you. When someone asks me whether it’s ok to listen to secular music or not, I recall the book of Romans (and Corinthians, I think… idk just read them both) but the book(s) give SO much …guidance on gray areas. Here’s what I took away: Do wh…at YOU do, as unto the Lord… and do everything for His glory. And allow the next man to do the same. If you are convicted by listening to secular music, don’t listen, for you it is sin. But if the next man is not convicted, that’s between him and God. ALSO, if a man IS convicted and chooses not to listen to secular music, let him live by his conviction, because- and here’s what really got me- if you urge/convince him to do what he feels is wrong, then you’re sinning! So, when someone asks me about gray areas, I tell them my personal convictions, then back it up with scripture. But, they have to know it’s a spirit walk, and not about rules!
To sum it up, follow your “convictions” when it comes to music. If it doesn’t sit right with you, then you shouldn’t be listening to it, whether I listen to it all day or not. That’s between me and God. Don’t look for rules, God’s spirit lives within us, so listen to your “conscience,” if you will… Make sure you’re hearing God and not you, tho! lol… BTW, It’s always good to ask the opinion of Christian people you trust if you’re not sure you’re making the right decision in a “gray” area.