Tag Archives: instrumental music

How Should our Worship Service Look?

What worship format is biblical? In the Law of Moses in the books of Exodus and Leviticus the worship formats outlined by Moses, as commanded by God, were similar to the worship formats in Egypt and the land of Canaan, … Continue reading

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The Only Way to Worship is according to these Rules

Hard line Churches of Christ from the Restoration Movement (about 10% to 20% of Churches of Christ) have theology that is based on the belief that all the early churches recorded in the New Testament writings adhered to a rigid … Continue reading

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Using Church Tradition

Why do Churches of Christ, who eschew tradition as authoritative, appeal to church tradition to prove the first day of every week, and no instrumental music? Lord’s Supper When Churches of Christ try to prove that we must take the … Continue reading

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Joy cast in Cement

The worship of the early church was not commanded or proscribed (except perhaps for the Lord’s Supper). In the hard line churches of Christ we were told and we believed that the early church worship service was carefully laid out … Continue reading

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The Law of Liberty

Frank replied to Biblical Authority for Acapella Music: “God clearly teaches that disciples must be students of Scripture (Ja 1:25, Jn 8:31-32).” I am amazed (yet not amazed) that Frank would use James 1:25 to prove that there is a … Continue reading

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Biblical Authority for Acapella Singing

Frank wrote about Cutting the Roast off: “Your article about opposition to instrumental music in church worship merely being “traditional” is simply wrong and superficially written. I have found that those who get emotionally “burned out” in a conservative approach … Continue reading

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Cutting the End of the Roast off Before you Cook It

Someone was asked why she always cut the end of her roast off before cooking it, and was told, “That’s the way my mother cooks it.” When the mother was asked she said, “That’s the way your grandmother cooked it.” … Continue reading

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