Family Force 5

Did you know Christians have fun?  I did…I just didn’t know we did it in front of each other.

That was my thought the first time I saw these guys.  I’m kidding about Christians having fun.  Of course we have fun!  At least I do.  I can tell you with certainty that these guys do too, and aren’t afraid to do it in front of anyone.  Why are some of us so rigid that we give the impression that our faith makes us a total buzz-kill?  Let me tell you, when it comes to doctrine, I’m practically a Puritan, but even this Baptist (Reformed Baptist) loves to dance…and sing…especially for the LORD.  Not only do I do it because I love to have fun, but I do it because it is biblical.

Psalm 100:1 Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth!
    Serve the Lord with gladness!
Come into his presence with singing!

Psalm 149:3 Praise His name with dancing

Family Force 5 has been somewhat maligned for not including a message about Jesus every song.  In my opinion it’s a shame because they have clean music that is free from profanity and obscenity, they are openly professing Christians, and they proclaim the gospel at all times.  When I saw them live, they shared the gospel of Christ between nearly every song.

These are guys that have a heart for Christ, that are going out into the world and sharing the Good News with people who aren’t going to lend their ear to your local Youth Pastor….ie on The Warped Tour. They are also big supporters and heavily involved in working with the NGEN Christian Radio Network.

It is not often that an openly Christian music group, who proclaims the gospel, and holds to real Christian values gains the respect of young secular music fans.  These guys are missioning right here at home amongst our nation’s youth, and I believe that should be celebrated.