We are to preach the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth. Christ commanded that true worshipers worship in spirit and in truth (John 4:24). We are commanded by the Lord to receive teaching and admonish each other with psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs, singing to God making music in our heart to the Lord, always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. Eph. 5:19-20.
Jesus taught profound truths in simple ways. Isaiah 42:2 says He will not shout or cry out, or raise his voice in the streets. Jesus spoke primarily to people’s minds and not to their emotions. God can hear our thoughts just as easily as He can hear our words (Psalm 139:23; Jeremiah 12:3).His preaching challenged people and convicted them and stirred them to faith and obedience. He nor his disciples never whipped up their emotions the way many preachers do nowadays crying at the top of their extreme voices, Clapping, jumping, shouting, running, uncontrollable Laughing , loud and noisy music continual “Amen’s” and “Praise the Lord with dramatic speaking rhythm that stir up emotions and excitement. Isaiah 33:19 says “you will see those arrogant people no more, those people of an obscure speech, with their strange, incomprehensible tongue”. They tend to focus perhaps too much on feelings and personal experiences rather than the bible. They are not true spiritual but motivate people by means of emotional excitement very similar to what attracts people to sports and games , rock concerts,Hollywood etc.They have a form of Godliness(2 Timothy 3:5 ). True Preaching is emotional restraint and self-control, not acting wild and crazy. Gods word says in Ezekiel 8:18 “Although they shout in my ears, I will not listen to them.” The music of an unconverted, rebellious heart is to God an irritating noise. Because of their disobedience, God said to the children of Israel, “Take away from me the noise of your songs” (Am 5:23). What pleases God is neither the volume of the music nor volume of the tone but the condition of the heart. The “loud noise” in Bible times was not loud enough to harm people physically, leading others away from Christ instead of to Him.
“And I will cause the noise of thy songs to cease; and the sound of thy harps shall be no more heard” (Ezek26:13). Believers who live in peace with God have a
Constant song in their hearts, though the singing may not always be vocalized.
This is why the Psalmist says: “I will praise the Lord all my life; I will sing
praise to my God as long as I live” (Ps 146:2; 104:33). Those Bible verses that speak about making “a joyful noise” or “a loud noise” unto the Lord do not teach us to praise God with excessive amplification of the human voice or musical instruments during the worship service. God defines music as melody not an entertainment, nor a talent show, nor a performance or a concert. It should be played skillfully without loosing control dedicated to please the Lord not the world where the listener should clearly understand the Gods message in it.
We need to sing with the spirit and understanding. (1 Cor. 14:15) and the LORD, is my strength and my song; he has become my salvation.” Isaiah 12:2.
The music should not sound like a mourning song. Here is what the scripture says in Ezra 3:13: No one could distinguish the sound of the shouts of joy from the sound of weeping, because the people made so much noise. And the sound was heard far away.
I will turn your religious feasts into mourning and all your singing into weeping. Amos 8:10.
Yes I agree that we need to shout praises to our Lord but not until you tare your throat off hurting oneself and hurting others with amplifiers, microphone & 1000Watt speakers driving people away and making them deaf instead of controlling ourselves, we are encouraged to have emotional outburst. The Holy Spirit can also make intercession to God the Father for us(Romans 8:26) and Jesus gives warning saying “When you are praying do not heap up empty phrases as the Gentiles do; for they think they will be heard because of their many words.” (Matthew 6:7)
The worship of God does not always require words, sounds, or loud actions. Habakkuk 2:20 says “But the Lord is in His holy temple. Let all the earth be silent before Him,” Zephaniah 1:7: “Be silent before the Lord God!”, and Zechariah 2:13, “Be silent, all flesh, before the Lord. There are times to speak to God and there are times simply to behold and adore Him in silence not bursting with extreme screaming. Learning to keep silent for extended periods of time can help us control our tongue all the time. Proverbs 17:27-28 relates the Christ like qualities of Godly knowledge, understanding, and wisdom to the power to rein in words: In James 1:19 also indicates a relationship between learning silence and learning control of the tongue: “But let everyone be quick to hear, slow to speak. In silence we learn to rely more on God’s control in situations where we would normally feel compelled to speak, or to speak too much. People have been accused of not being spirit-filled because they do not raise their hands, sway, or clap their hands. While there may be nothing wrong with any of these things, they are evidences of emotion rather than evidences of the Spirit. People seek “a good time,” enjoying the mood and excitement. But excitement does not equal spirituality. For they loved the Praise of men more than the praise of God.” John 12:42-43. A true believer already understands that God’s presence is always with him (Psalm 139:7; Matthew 28:20; 1 Corinthians 6:19; 1 Thessalonians 4:8; 2 Timothy 1:14), and he doesn’t need to experience any type of physical sensation to prove it.
The Bible encourages us to: “Prove all things, hold fast to that which is good” (1 Thessalonians 5:21). Even the Apostle Paul said in 1 Corinthians 10:15 “… judge for yourselves what I say.” 1 John 4:1 exclaims, “Beloved, BELIEVE NOT every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world. God is not the author of confusion. The Bible says to be SOBER minded. Scriptures teach that Jesus practiced silence. The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Galatians 5:22-23
Many people go to the church to listen and glorify their favorite Excited Preacher who is their performer not to plain word of God. The Pharisees were praying not to God, but to and for the people. Jesus so hated the Pharisees’ hypocritical pretense, pretending to be so righteous and right all the time, that in the most bitter denunciation He ever uttered against anyone, He publicly told them, “WOE unto you, Scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you make clean the OUTSIDE of the cup and of the plate, but WITHIN you are full of EXTORTION and FILTHINESS! You BLIND PHARISEE, clean first that which is WITHIN the cup and the plate, then the outside of them may be clean also!
“WOE unto you, Scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you are like WHITE-WASHED TOMBS, which indeed look BEAUTIFUL on the OUTSIDE, but on the INSIDE are full of DEAD MEN’S BONES and EVERYTHING UNCLEAN! In the same way, on the OUTSIDE you APPEAR to others as RIGHTEOUS, but on the INSIDE you are full of HYPOCRISY and INIQUITY!” (Matthew 23:25-28) .
We are told to love God with all our hearts and also with all our minds. Jesus never shouted while preaching (Matt.12:19). Nor did He say “Hallelujah” every now and then in His messages.
Some false preachers boast about anything capturing and holding the attention of the hearers for an extended period of time by teaching simple truths in profound ways replacing sound biblical teaching with emotion-driven response .Those whose words are directed not to God, but to their hearers. Jesus warned against such behavior in Matthew 6:5-8 where he exhorts us not to be showy, long-winded, or hypocritical in our prayers, but to pray secretly in our own rooms in order to avoid the temptation of using prayer hypocritically. False Preachers have come into the churches with their books, music, literature, movies, psychology, and seminars, and have turned the Father’s house into a den of thieves. There are some Preachers quit preaching against sins and some preachers themselves live in sin henceforth allowed sinners to stop feeling like sinners which allowed the sinner to continue to live in sin and justifying their sins hence they hardly repent for their sins.
I am not here to condemn anyone but God’s Word condemns all of us (Romans 3:19-23)