A Bible, A Pen and a Notebook


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Do I believe in Christian Music? Yes I do; but if is use as a tool to control emotions or the mood in the room, I don’t! With music you can make somebody sad, even cry. With music you can make somebody feel happy, energize, courageous and even inspire. Music can be sensual, vulgar and very violent.

                 Music is selective; some love the black sound others the Latino rhythm, yet others prefer a more Anglo style; some prefer Michael W. Smith, yet others Fred Hammond’s style. While one is lost “in the anointing” as he listens to his “jam”; the other is annoy by the very same sound. Some go crazy and lost in God’s presence with “Amazing Grace”, “All is Well” and “To God be the Glory”, while others are not move at all, but indeed bored.

            I do think that music is overrated and, even as I believe in having an anointed worship team in churches, it should never be the most important aspect of our service and it should never be substituted by the teaching of God’s Word… NEVER! I believe that many of our charismatic churches are catering to the emotions while neglecting what truly delivers a soul… BIBLICAL TRUTH!

            Many are playing the music loud, playing the jam that people like, catering to the flesh with very little infusion of Spirituality and not much teaching of our Dogmas as Christians. Where do you see a protagonist role in music ministry in the New Testament? It is not there! To see music you must look at the Old Testament, specifically, the Levites. Show me then, where do you see the Levites playing before the world as a way of bringing them to God? Is not there!

            We must get to a point where a Bible, a pen and a notebook suffices; no need for special sounds, special music selection or a slow song to make us cry. In that secret place, in that place of silence, our souls should thirst and hunger for God.

Author: angelcasiano

An independent thinker with a profound call to see the orthodoxy of the church and passion for Christ manifesting together. Angel was born in Brooklyn, New York in April of 1968, he was raised on the beautiful island of Puerto Rico where he earned his B.S. degree in Sociology with a minor in Education from the Inter American University in San Germán in 1991. That same year he moved to Jacksonville, Florida. After working construction jobs for a year and learning the English language, his first job working with foster-care children in the capacity of youth care worker was with Jacksonville Youth Sanctuary in September of 1992. With JYS he was promoted several times as group home supervisor, legal caseworker, and program director. While in Jacksonville, Angel studied a couple of martial arts styles. After earning his black belt, he became the founder of Good Fight Ministries as he used martial arts as an instrument to preach the gospel. In 2004 Angel was selected Martial Arts Instructor of the Year for the State of Florida and in 2005 Angel was inducted in the USA Martial Arts Hall of Fame where he also received the Christian Spirit Award. In July of 2005 Angel accepted his call to pastor a bilingual church in Winton, NC where he served for a couple of years. Five months later he lost his first wife to cancer in December of that same year. This initiated a deep valley of suffering in his life, a mountain of costly mistakes and the embracing of lifestyles of sin that are well documented through this blog. In August of 2012 Angel moved to Fairbanks Alaska with his wife Rayette Casiano and six children who are now adults. In Alaska, Angel continued his social work-related career and his ministry of preaching, teaching and writing. Angel is the author of two books, Hope for the divorcee: Forgiving and Moving Forward and 7 Banderas de Esperanza: La Bendición de Yokdzonot. In January 8th of 2020 Angel and his wife moved to Arizona.

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