Instrumental Music In Worship

It must not be different or another kind of act. If it is different, then it is an unauthorized addition. We should not oppose true aids that simply help us do what God said. The instrument is not used just as an aid to singing.

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Or the constant stress on families that were separated, including wives who had bills coming in and nothing from the road but promises that the next gig should provide enough money to send some back home. Nurtured other young Jesus musicians like Steve Camp. For years he continued to write songs like “I Am A Servant” that found their way into the youth outreach programs of every Protestant denomination.

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Instruments lend themselves to outward ceremony, emphasis on physical sound and beauty, and admiration of the technical skill of the musicians. All this is described in the Old Testament references to instruments. When they consider the unauthorized practices we have listed above, some people object to some of the practices, but they accept others.

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The people who flow in the Evangelism stream of churches will often say that you need to play a secular song or two will often say that singing is foreign to our culture. I just moved from Seattle where some of the largest crowds in the MLS gather to watch the Sounders play. Over 40,000 scarf wearing, screaming, and yes SINGING fans gather to give their full 90 for their team. I recently saw an episode of the Office where the whole staff was on a bus trip and singing songs as they drove. Do they really need a secular song to “warm them up?

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Such diversity is to be welcomed and celebrated; it reflects the diversity and richness of God’s creation. But greater variety and options in music call for greater discernment and care in planning and implementing the music ministry of the church. The people of God sing; what they sing and how they sing are important issues. We have 13 lessons on James and Jude, the two letters written by the earthly -brothers of Christ. They have much to tell us about the Christian life and how we are to contend for the faith in a godless world. Our class on Revelation provides a detailed verse-by-verse treatment of that beautiful book in 25 lessons with audio.

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All are eliminated on the grounds that they differ from what God says. If God had simply said to praise God with music, then singing, playing, and/or dancing would have been acceptable. But He named only singing, and He omitted dancing or playing instruments.

Updated: November 17, 2022 — 5:43 pm