To use Instrumental music in worship ? To use Instrumental music in worship ?
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To use Instrumental music in worship ? To use Instrumental music in worship ? Eph. 5:19 Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord; Eph. 5:19 Instrumental Music Issue Why we do not use Instrumental music in worship Why we do not use Instrumental music in worship It Is Not Because: We dont like it We dont like it We cant afford it We cant afford it Weve never had it Weve never had it Is it important ?? Cain - Gen. 4:5 - Heb. 11:4 Nadab and Abihu - Lev. 10 We must worship as God has commanded ! Could we use Steak and Potatoes On the Lords Table ??? Could we use Steak and Potatoes On the Lords Table ??? God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth. John 4:24 When is Worship Scriptural ???? When is Worship Scriptural ???? Must Have Bible Authority God, because He is God - has authority over man (Gen. 1:1) Must abide by His authority Col. 3:172 John 9 Heb. 8:5 Instrumental Music is not authorized What about Psallo ? 1. Pluck off pull out the hair BC 2. To cause to vibrate..twang BC 3. New Testament usage To sing a hymn, to celebrate the praises of God in song. Singing Is All That God Has Authorized I will sing with the spirit 1 Cor.14:15 Singing and making melody Eph.5:19 Sing with grace in your hearts Col.3:16 sacrifice of praise to God the fruit of our lips. Heb.13:15 Gods Silence Is Not Authority Two Mindsets Permissive At liberty to do what is not condemned Prohibitive Forbidden to act Without authority For it is evident that our Lord sprang out of Juda; of which tribe Moses spake nothing concerning priesthood. Heb.7:14 Silence of God Prohibitive Heb. 7:14 Moses spake NOTHING about tribe of JUDAH God Did Not Say: Not to have jam in LS Not to use oak wood Instrumental Music is not authorized Mentioned in Book of Psalms !!! ??? Are we free to do all in Psalms ??? Ps. 149:5-9 = vengeance with the sword Under the Old Covenant Not for us ! Rom. 7:6 delivered from the law Some claim that singing is optional If it is then instruments are optional John 4: Cor. 14:15 Commanded to sing - Eph. 5:18,19 and Col. 3:16 Matt. 15:9 In vain they worship Me, teaching as doctrines the commandments of men. Instrumental music is not in the N.T. Brought in and taught in by men Vain Worship Must Have Bible Authority Silence of God Prohibitive God only Authorized Singing No Passage Authorizes Inst. Music Instrumental Music is not authorized Must Not Add To Or Take From The Word of God Deut. 4:2 Prov. 30:5-7 Rev. 22:18-19 I like it Just an aid It helps the singing / Lords Supper God didnt say not to Why we do not use Instrumental music Why we do not use Instrumental music It Is Not Authorized God Has Specified Singing It Is An Addition To Gods Word To use Instrumental music in worship ? To use Instrumental music in worship ? NO Sermon by Arthur Pigman Evans Church of Christ 515 Gibbs Road Evans, Ga Sunday Night June 11, 2006