It seems as if Andy Stanley has been saying some strange things lately. Earlier in December 2016 he made comments about how the virgin birth is not important to Christianity. He claimed that the virgin birth was unnecessary for our salvation in Jesus.
Unfortunately, that was not the only oddity that happened at Andy Stanley’s North Point Community Church (NPCC) in December. On Christmas Eve the service opened up with a song about the “24th Day of Magic”. The song featured go-go dancers and looked as if they were replicating the red light district. The song promoted magic, Santa, elves, and all the worldly hype of Christmas.
Where was Jesus in all of this? Jesus’s name was mentioned only once in this song. It referred to Jesus as “Baby Jesus” and could probably be labeled as blasphemous.
Here is the link to NPCC’s Christmas Eve Service to which I am referencing:
The Holy Spirit led me to some more information about this song. When I was driving in my car, I was flipping through the radio stations. Then I heard it – a song that sounded just like the song performed at NPCC. I researched the song after I heard it briefly on the radio. It is called “24K Magic” by Bruno Mars. The song performed at NPCC was an altered version of Bruno Mars’s “24k Magic” song. The words were changed, but many of these words still follow the same pattern of the original song. With further research, I also found that the go-go dancers and red light district was also a copy of Bruno Mars’s music video.
Click here for the link to Bruno Mars’s video. I do not recommend watching Bruno Mars’s music video because it contains some graphic material that Christians should not watch. I recommend that you listen to the audio only.
It is common for Christians to invite unbelievers to Christmas Eve services in order to help win them to Christ. I would be embarrassed if I brought an unbeliever to that service. God has called Christians out of the world to be holy and separate. The Bible says, “And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.” (Romans 12:2).
I am not sure what prompted NPCC’s leadership to bring such worldly music into their church. Are they trying to attract new membership? Maybe draw in a younger crowd? It could be a number of different reasons, but it has no place in the church. This music style is distinctly unchristian and worldly. It is complete with Las Vegas romps, “booty dancers,” and references to pimping and partying. How does this relate to the birth of Christ or spreading the message of the Bible? In a simple answer, it does not.
Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you. 2 Corinthians 6:17