"Attacking" the baptist church

     I don't usually take to my blog to "attack" "Christians" but I'm going to make an exception or two here. In this first blog post I'll be asking why "church" leaders have such problems with loud music, or any sort of CCM. Now not all leaders do, I had a pastor at a local church who didn't have any trouble with CCM and allowed us to play it before and after the service. Lets look at the Baptists, currently I'm going to a Baptist church, not at all to my liking, they have such weird ideas. For example they'll quote Ephesians 5:19 (Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord;) as reasons to play/sing the old songs. But what about Psalms 98:4 (Make a joyful noise unto the LORD, all the earth: make a loud noise, and rejoice, and sing praise.)? Why does this verse not apply? What is it about David telling us to make a loud noise in praise to God, that is frowned upon by the Baptists?
     Don't get me wrong, I don't have a problem with the old songs and hymns, there are a few I actually even like. I do have a problem with the music directors/pastors saying new music is evil, or that we should only be listening to the albums that the choir releases. Tell me, what is wrong with listening to loud music that praises God? Answer me this, which is louder, a rock concert, or a choir and a piano? I'm pretty sure everybody is going to say a rock concert is much louder, so I'd have to think that we should be listening to loud music that praises God. Or what about this, why don't you let people just listen to whatever type of music they want to praise God. To the people that grew up with the hymns, and like them, hey, let them listen to it. To the people that like the Christian metal or rap, hey as long as it is bringing praise to God what do you have against it?
     It is almost as if letting people listen to new music, or rather music made outside of the congregation, is a bad thing, why? Well I have an idea or two, maybe the leaders just want to control their members, or maybe they want to make a little extra money off the sales of their albums, and if they don't do their best to make sure people think it's wrong to listen to anything other than the music they make they won't sell as many albums.
     Me personally, I have a bit of everything, Christian rap, hip/hop, gospel, metal, pop, Bart Millard's Hymned again. I especially like it when the bands that play heavier music take some of the old hymns and put them on their albums. Give me a metal version of hymn any day.
     Can't we, as the body of Christ, stop bickering over music, it's pretty plain that the Bible doesn't condemn loud music, nor does it exalt hymns. Rap is mentioned in Ephesians 5:19 (Making melody in your heart to the Lord.) have you listened to some of the great Christian rap that exists, there honestly are rap songs that tell more about salvation than many hymns do. Now I'm not saying we should all start singing rap songs in church, though I honestly wouldn't mind that, do what you want for music at your church, just stop telling me that I'm listening to the wrong type of music, when it's praising God, okay.