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If there is no Southern Gospel in heaven, you won’t care. Jesus is the glory of heaven, not the style of music or the style of singing. Jesus thus should be the glory of our worship services as well. This applies to any style of music or singing: contemporary Christian, hymns, piano only, band only, organ, etc. If Jesus’ glory is revealed in the worship service, God doesn’t care what style of music or singing you use. Here are a couple quotes courtesy of D.A. Carson and the book he edited entitled Worship by the Book.
“In an age increasingly suspicious of (linear) thought, there is much more respect for the “feelings” of things – whether a film or a church service. It is disturbingly easy to plot surveys of people, especially young people, drifting from a church of excellent preaching and teaching to one with excellent music because, it is alleged, there is “better worship” there. But we need to think carefully about this matter. Let us restrict ourselves for the moment to corporate worship. Although there are things that can be done to enhance corporate worship, there is a profound sense in which excellent worship cannot be attained merely by pursuing excellent worship. In the same way that, according to Jesus, you cannot find yourself until you lose yourself, so also you cannot find excellent corporate worship until you stop trying to find excellent corporate worship and pursue God himself [Emphasis Mine]. Despite the protestations, one sometimes wonders if we are beginning to worship worship rather than worship God. As a brother put it to me, it’s a bit like those who begin by admiring the sunset and soon begin to admire themselves admiring the sunset (pg. 30-31).” – D.A. Carson
“We do not expect the garage mechanic to expatiate on the wonders of his tools; we expect him to fix the car. He must know how to use his tools, but he must not lose sight of the goal. So we dare not focus on the mechanics of corporate worship and lose sight of the goal. We focus on God himself, and thus we become more godly and learn to worship–and collaterally we learn to edify one another, forbear with one another, challenge one another (pg. 32).” – D.A. Carson
Evangelicals must start worshiping the Lord instead of worshiping ourselves worshiping the Lord; for God alone deserves the glory.