Should Pentatonix be Promoted by Christians?

My social media feeds have been inundated this past month with videos of Christian carols by the band Pentatonix. The first time I saw the Pentatonix video of the carol song “Mary, Did You Know” I was impressed by the vocal talent in the production, but something didn’t seem right. They did not strike me as portraying the image of the average evangelical Christian artist.  It is almost unheard for a Christian artist to be promoted on the world’s stage like this.

Well, thank God for the common grace of Google.

While at least one member of the band publicly claims to be a Christian, two other members are openly gay.  Furthermore the band is active in promoting the LGBTQ agenda.  All this at the same time as taking advantage of the evangelical Christian market which may be their top target in selling albums.

But, hey, it’s a free country and anyone can do what they want as long as they do not break the law and/or hurt others, as the old progressive principle holds. Delight in Truth does not have a problem with Pentatonix and their rebellion against the moral code of Scripture, as much as with the Evangelical crowd which claims to be under the authority of Scripture and who loves Pentatonix.

Dear Christians, if you find the Word of God as inspired and authoritative, please stop buying, promoting, liking, posting, and applauding these Pentatonix videos. Would you listen daily to an openly gay pastor who promotes the LGBTQ lifestyle and preaches “really good?” If no, then why promote Pentatonix?

The false gospel of acceptance has made its way into the church via music and artistic expression, and now we are reaping the consequences. Scripture is being challenged and disregarded on the issue of sexual morality, and especially homosexuality.  Large churches like the Presbyterian Church USA and Evangelical Lutheran Church have blown up over the issue, and the Anglican Church (80 million members) is next.

As time goes by, more and more churches will concede and accept into membership and even ordain those who identify with and practice the LGBTQ lifestyle in open rebellion to Scripture.  On the other hand it has to be this way. As we get closer to the Second Coming of Christ the warning given by apostle Peter stands true: “that scoffers will come in the last days with scoffing, following their own sinful desires.”

We must stand true to Scripture. We must stand with those who hold it as authoritative, and not with those who rebel against.

photo by Jiro Schneider

437 comments on “Should Pentatonix be Promoted by Christians?

  1. “If anyone causes one of these little ones–those who believe in me–to stumble, it would be better for them to have a large millstone hung around their neck and to be drowned in the depths of the sea.” Matthew 18:6.
    I’m a teen and I don’t listen to the Pentatonix band. When I see/ read comments about – “a Christian song, is a Christian song who cares about the authors? It’s about the message. . . ” WHAT? That makes no sense, think about it; what if God was a bad, evil spirit and then He became “holy,” and He started telling these awesome, holy, loving parables; -some people would accept that, that’s like accepting a wolf in sheep’s clothing.

    • Would you listen daily to an openly gay pastor who promotes the LGBTQ lifestyle and preaches “really good?” If no, then why promote Pentatonix?

      How about “ Would you listen daily to an openly divorced pastor who promotes the divorces lifestyle and preaches “really good?” If no, then why promote Divorced Pastors?”

      The Bible mentions homosexuality a handful of times, but mentions divorce three times as many. I never see anyone openly discouraging Christians from enjoying the art of divorced people. It’s hypocritical and less about the homosexuality and more about the pointedness of an attack on an easy target. Shame on you.

      • How many times should the Bible say that something is a sin before accepting it as such? Once? Twice? A handful of times?

        And I am not promoting any divorced pastors. BTW, there is a case for biblical divorce that Jesus mentions in Matt 19, if you care to study.

        • It is only hypocrisy if you still indulge in sinful lifestyle that led to divorce second the Bible is clear about adultery being the really only reason for divorce that a letter of divorce be made and that you do not defile yourself with that person again. My wife cheated I followed with divorce and according to Bible I am not held accountable but she is still under adultery but Christ can forgive her sin

      • It is only hypocrisy if you still indulge in sinful lifestyle that led to divorce second the Bible is clear about adultery being the really only reason for divorce that a letter of divorce be made and that you do not defile yourself with that person again. My wife cheated I followed with divorce and according to Bible I am not held accountable but she is still under adultery but Christ can forgive her sin

  2. Thank you so much for sharing this. They have extraordinary voices that caught my attention but I could sense in my spirit that something was not right and now I know why. The Bible is the manual period. The truth does not change. The Bible says that in the last days deceiving would be so strong that God will have to shorten the days, otherwise everyone would end up being deceived. Be careful with what you listen to.

  3. He answered, “I tell you, if these were silent, the very stones would cry out.” Luke 19:40

    What then? Only that in every way, whether in pretense or in truth, Christ is proclaimed, and in that I rejoice. Philipians 1:15

  4. When Jesus said, love one another, he knew our neighbor would not think like us, or look like us, or feel like us. But he still said to love. Enjoying the God given talents of others, is not wrong. And loving is never wrong.

    • 2Ch_19:2 And Jehu the son of Hanani the seer went out to meet him, and said to king Jehoshaphat, Shouldest thou help the ungodly, and love them that hate the LORD? therefore is wrath upon thee from before the LORD.

      Yes, loving can be wrong. Those who love Nazism hate Jews, and those who love evil hate God.

    • “…loving is never wrong.” ??

      Romans 1:26 For this reason God gave them up to vile passions. For even their women exchanged the natural use for what is against nature.
      27 Likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust for one another, men with men committing what is shameful, and receiving in themselves the penalty of their error which was due.

      32 who, knowing the righteous judgment of God, that those who practice such things are deserving of death, not only do the same but also approve of those who practice them.

      John 15:9 “As the Father loved Me, I also have loved you; abide in My love.
      10 If you keep My commandments, you will abide in My love, just as I have kept My Father’s commandments and abide in His love.

      So, keeping God’s commandments might possibly have something to do with abiding in God’s love. Kinda seems that way to me anyhow. And, it looks like there is some women with women and men with men action that God might not take kindly to. The Apostle Paul’s words, not mine. The words in John chapter 15 are Jesus’ words.

      Ask yourself, What happens if I don’t “abide in His love?”

  5. Pentatonix is not preaching the gospel, or asking us to join the lgbtq movement. They are singing songs we all know and love, and struggling with sin as we all do. While the Bible is clear that homosexuality is a sin, so is divorce, lying, cheating, and so on. The Bible also says that he who is without sin can cast the first stone. So I will enjoy their music which causes me to worship- and let God deal with their sin.

    • @Denice Exactly. I don’t support Mitch’s lifestyle as someone who is openly Gay but I believe that as Christians we should love him instead of condemning him and let the condemning be done by God.

    • [Verse 4: Mitch]
      “Well, maybe there’s a God above
      But all I’ve ever learned from love
      Was how to shoot somebody who outdrew ya
      And it’s not a cry that you hear at night
      It’s not somebody who’s seen the light
      It’s a cold and it’s a broken Hallelujah”

      I would have a difficult time enjoying these lyrics and especially finding a way to worship God through them. I can, however, pray for this poor lost soul named Mitch.

      Beautiful music if a person’s heart could somehow separate the melody from the lyrics. But how can a Christian embrace both the teaching of Ephesians 5:19 and the lyrics of such songs? Words have meaning. Joyously listening to a song amplifies words and instills them into a person’s heart forever, either for good, or for evil. A lyricist can become a friend who influences our every day.

      These are not words of faith in God, and there doesn’t seem to be the slightest hint of repentance. They are dark words of distrust. Broken hallelujahs are not hallelujahs at all. Pray for poor Mitch!

  6. Ok people we got to end this LGBTQ debate. Here’s my thoughts on the matter. While I do enjoy Pentanoix as artists and musicians I don’t agree with their stance on LGBTQ. I grew up in a house where my dad was a minister and my mom is a gospel singer. The way we were taught about people who are LGBTQ is this. We can love the person hate the sin. Translation? We can still enjoy music by people who are openly gay/lesbian/trans while not agreeing with their lifestyle. Would I play Pentanoix is the church? No. But as Christians we can support their music while disagreeing with their lifestyle. Its similar for Christians (such as myself) that listen to Main stream Rock music. we support the band not their lifestyle.

  7. I respectfully disagree with “Would you listen daily to an openly gay pastor who promotes the LGBTQ lifestyle and preaches “really good?” If no, then why promote Pentatonix?”
    I wouldn’t allow this person to teach me as a preacher would, but I would allow them to read scripture and I would listen, because it’s still scripture. Pentatonix is merely singing already established, traditional songs, they aren’t changing the meaning of the songs.

  8. Paul tells us that we should judge our Christian brothers, and not to even eat with those who are engaging in habitual sin. And of all the things that he warns gentiles about, when they were worried about keeping the law, he told them only two things, don’t eat meat you know has been sacrificed to idols and STAY AWAY FROM SEXUAL SIN. I think that is pretty clear, and no one is being judgmental, we should tell these people, in hopes of saving them from hell.. To ignore the sin and just love the sinner will not get them into heaven.

  9. Yes. I agree. With every word you said!! I first heard Pentetonix and something didn’t feel quite right. Then I heard an interview by the lead guy and he was thankful for his boyfriend. Then I noticed one of them looked like a girl…..maybe? I couldn’t tell but then I realized she was probably a girl dressed manly with s man’s hairstyle. So….no more Pentatonix. I was really disappointed. And what about the weird words to Broken Hallelujah? Not.

  10. Carols are not of Christ. Christmas is a pagan holiday founded by lucifer’s camp. Wake up to the god you’ve really been praying to. Jesus is the way, the truth and the life. Ever noticed the plants that represent christmas, holly berries, mistletoe, and poinsettia are all poisonous? Look up saturnalia, nimrod and the evergreen, roman feast, krampus. Wake up.

    • Interesting though, that truth is in this song. Can’t deny the truth of the song. And Father God made Lucifer put it out there! 🤣Don’t you people see that?! Father God: Winning. Lucifer: 0. Think, people. Think!

      • Yeah I think you’re are just a tad bit “nuts’ if you think Satan ran around influencing and writing the hundreds of Christmas Carols and music that are in the world today on some un-holy mission. And why is okay for Christian Artists to sing Christmas Music, but OMG is a non-Chistian Artist sings it they should be struck down. Y’all get a little too over the top with this stuff.

    • what? carols have been used over the years to celebrate the birth of Christ. Christmas is the birthday of Jesus and was NOT founded by “lucifer’s camp.” Just because the plants that represent Christmas nowadays doesn’t mean anything. Over the years people have made Christmas more of a secular holiday but the true meaning of Christmas is the birthday of Jesus.

      • Wow you really are smart🤦🏻‍♀️Yeah sugar Christmas is definitely not the birth of Christ. Read a book. It’s a pagan holiday. Have you ever read anything? Look up Nimrod if you can, look up Roman Feast, pagan origins of Christmas and Easter while you’re at it. Don’t spew your hate at me because you have limited knowledge. That’s not a me problem. That’s a you problem. You people get so angry with people who know things because you don’t know things. How about learn things and then come talk to me. Until then, I’m not discussing anything with someone who clearly is way, way behind in the game. Educate yourself someplace besides the public school system that has indoctrinated you with nothing but lies. And again, grow up. You look like a fool. God bless.

        • for actual chirstians, christmas is the day to celebrate the birth of christ. how about you learn more about the faith that you claim to have, and then come talk to me. because that’s not a me problem. that’s a you problem. And again, grow up. you ARE a fool

        • ok listen, divinerebel, i wasn’t spewing any hate you. i was honestly responding in the way that i had learned. i didn’t know that the ORIGIN of chirstmas was pagen. I had learned that christmas was the birth of christ and all that stuff. But get this, i am apologizing about the christamas situation. NOT about the PTX situation. i will forever support PTX. and while we’re on the topic of them, I was the one who said that they had talent. So no need to go “duh” when i already know they they have talent. Again, i apologize for the christmas thing and i hope we can put this behind us and all of us [INCLUDING YOU] accept that fact that WE ALL are fools in our own way. And if you can’t accept the truth that you are a fool in some parts, then that’s not a me problem. that’s a you problem. but you have to admit, some carols are truthful. like O Holy Night and songs. like that

        • Divinerebel – Not long ago the word gay only meant: Showing or characterized by cheerfulness and lighthearted excitement; merry. Now it seems the earlier definition is unfortunately fading away. I agree that the day celebrated as Christmas is not the actual earthly birthday of the Messiah. But which is better, the sentiments of those who currently engage in some manner of celebration? Or a possibly egotistically motivated attempt to transfer the guilt of ancient pagan celebrants upon people who celebrate Christmas in a wide variety of ways today? And by the way, the month of December was the tenth month back in 750 BC according to the calendar of Romulus. Are you wanting the old calendar restored so that Sol Invictus (Helios – The Sun God) can be honored on December 25th?

  11. Alright, where to begin… For starters yes, I am a Christian or else I wouldn’t be on this blog. I am Christian but I am also bisexual. Now would you mind telling me where in the Bible it talks about being gay being a sin? Leviticus 18:22 perhaps? Well my dear friends, the direct translation from Hebrew is “And with male you shall not lie lyings woman.” The word “lyings” is only ever seen once more in Genesis 49:4 and translates to incest. I can already hear ignorant people beginning to argue “What about Sodom & Gomorrah?! 1 Corinthians 6:9 and 1 Timothy 1:9-11?! Matthew 19:4 ?! ” Well, first of all Sodom and Gomorrah is about lack of hospitality and violence towards the visitors, 1 Corinthians 6:9. 1 Timothy 1:9-11 at the time that this was written the word “homosexuality” wasn’t even around instead it would be the greek word arsenokoitai which refers to prostitution meaning that the stuff against homosexuality was likely because of the translator(s) prejudices. As for Matthew 19:4 which is often used against transgender, genderfluid, and non-binary people (whom are all valid), however in verse 12 Jesus says, “For there are eunuchs who were born that way, and there are eunuchs who have been made eunuchs by others—and there are those who choose to live like eunuchs for the sake of the kingdom of heaven.” this shows that he is aware of gender diversity and even embraces it. Disagree with me if you want but keep your hatefulness to yourself and remember, “Love thy neighbor as thyself” also, here is the link I used to find this stuff out:

  12. Homosexuality alters ones entire life on a universal level. Something as small as sex. A person can’t decide the life they want? I would trash-can that bad offer: You can have sex with an anus, risk contracting diseases, produce no children, feel intrinsic shame because you KNOW its contrary to nature and wrong, settle for a poor quality life, or you can just decide to be heterosexual. Easy. Sexual expression is a small component in a big life or a big thing in a small life. Just asking for a lot of problems.

  13. Now see the church I remember is that they offer acceptance no matter the lifestyle choices the song ” Mary Did You Know” touched me in way no other song has so in that instance yes I will promote Pentatonix.

  14. Dear Sir, your statement concerning the singing group Pentatonic is filled with Biblical truth. In the last days false teachers and prophets will come leading many astray. Either these folks don’t know their Bibles or they are actively trying to undermine the strength of God’s moral commandments. We are to share the Gospel in love. Many will allow themselves to be deceived. I pray for the repentance of each member of Pentatonic. May they come to Christ in true repentance and receive the wondrous salvation He offers.

  15. I can personally feel the spirit of God in Pentatonix’s rendition of “Hallelujah” and traditional Christian songs, so, I therefore “was” a follower of their music, rather than their lifestyle. That being said, in my opinion, they chose to do secular anti-Christain songs like “Imagine” in order to avoid being categorized as a Christain group, in which I find reprehensible, selling out in order to be accepted by the music industry. I wouldn’t want to stand before God when I die and try to explain why I chose to ditch him in support of my personal agenda.

  16. 1. Being a Christian and being gay are not mutually exclusive.
    2. The Bible certainly has a clear message about sexual immorality, but not once does it say “thou shalt not listen to music made by sinners”.

    The premise of this entire article is flawed. Where do you draw the line?

    • Are you including “being gay” as a form of “sexual immorality”? Just curious.

      We all make choices about what to do with our time and what we listen to. God gave each of us a conscience to help us evaluate what we allow into our heart and what we reject. If the heart is filled with His word and Spirit then it is well equipped.

      Something must have drawn you to this conversation. What was it?

      • I would include same sex relationships as sexual immorality, yes. I was drawn to this article because I wanted to know if the music group was Christian. Other sources say that all members are open about their faiths. I also don’t think that a gay person couldn’t be a Christian. Perhaps a misguided one, but one can live in sin and still know the Lord, right?

        • Chloelacey11 wrote: “…but one can live in sin and still know the Lord, right?”

          My opinion matters little. God’s word is what really matters.
          Take a look at these verses and let me know your thoughts:

          From ESV.
          ICor. 6:9 Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor men who practice homosexuality, 10 nor thieves, nor the greedy, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God. 11 And such were some of you. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God.

          18 Flee from sexual immorality. Every other sin a person commits is outside the body, but the sexually immoral person sins against his own body. 19 Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, 20 for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body.

          Hebrews 10:26 For if we go on sinning deliberately after receiving the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins, 27 but a fearful expectation of judgment, and a fury of fire that will consume the adversaries. 28 Anyone who has set aside the law of Moses dies without mercy on the evidence of two or three witnesses. 29 How much worse punishment, do you think, will be deserved by the one who has trampled underfoot the Son of God, and has profaned the blood of the covenant by which he was sanctified, and has outraged the Spirit of grace?

          Chloe – I think repentance is probably the best choice for someone in that spiritual condition. The Lord is merciful toward those with a malleable heart!

  17. Doesn’t the Scripture teach you not to judge others? We are all children of God. If you don’t choose to listen to their music or be a fan, then so be it, but you’re wrong for trying to preach to others that there’s something wrong with them simply because their lifestyles aren’t something you understand or can relate to. I could care less if they’re gay, bi, trans, straight, etc…it’s their business not yours!

    • “…but you’re wrong for trying to preach to others that there’s something wrong with them simply because their lifestyles aren’t something you understand or can relate to.”. These are words of judgment.. But they are of your personal opinion and not righteous judgment as Jesus taught in the sermon on the mount. If Christians do not practice and teach righteous judgment then who will save souls from the evil that exists in the world? Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the word of God. If one does not understand that homosexuality is sin, then have they even read the Scriptures to be able to tell good from evil? Is such a one, who does not even understand scriptures, of the faith?

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