MUSIC IN WORSHIP Progressivism Among Churches of Christ

MUSIC IN WORSHIP Progressivism Among Churches of Christ

MUSIC IN WORSHIP Progressivism Among Churches of Christ Rick Atchley Preacher for the The Hills Church (formerly known as the Richland Hills Church of Christ) Instrumental music in

temple worship was not a human innovation or a mere expedient; it was authorized and commanded by God. THE PRESENCE OF INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC IN JEWISH WORSHIP 2 Chronicles 29:25

He then stationed the Levites in the house of the LORD with cymbals, with harps and with lyres, according to the command of David and of Gad the kings seer, and of Nathan the prophet; for the command was from the LORD through His prophets. Ezra

3:10 Now when the builders had laid the foundation of the temple of the LORD, the priests stood in their apparel with trumpets, and the Levites, the sons of Asaph, with cymbals, to praise the LORD according to the directions of King David of Israel.

Nehemiah 12:45 For [the priests and Levites] performed the worship of their God and the service of purification, together with the singers and the gatekeepers in accordance with the command of David and of

his son Solomon. Psalm 82:2-4 Raise a song, strike the timbrel, The sweet sounding lyre with the harp. Blow the trumpet at the new moon, at the full moon, on our feast day.

For it is a statue for Israel, an ordinance of the God of Jacob. Psalm 92:1-3 It is good to give thanks to the LORD And to sing praises to Your name, O Most High; to declare Your lovingkindness in the morning,

and Your faithfulness by night, with the ten-stringed lute and with the harp, with resounding music upon the lyre. Instrumental music in temple worship was not a human innovation or a mere expedient; it was authorized

and commanded by God. THE PRESENCE OF INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC IN JEWISH WORSHIP Instrumental music in temple worship was worship; it was not an aid to worship. THE PRESENCE OF

INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC IN JEWISH WORSHIP 1 Chronicles 23:5 . . . and 4,000 were gatekeepers, and 4,000 were praising the LORD with the instruments which David made for giving praise.

Psalm 33:2-3 Give thanks to the LORD with the lyre; Sing praises to Him with the harp of ten strings! Sing to Him a new song; Play skillfully with a shout of joy. Psalm 43:4 Then I will go to the altar of God,

To God my exceeding joy, And upon the lyre I shall praise You, O God, my God. Instrumental music in temple worship was worship; it was not an aid to worship. THE PRESENCE OF

INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC IN JEWISH WORSHIP God didnt place instruments in Christian worship. THE ABSENCE OF INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC IN CHRISTIAN WORSHIP

God told us to sing in Christian worship. THE ABSENCE OF INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC IN CHRISTIAN WORSHIP NT Scripture Matthew 26:30; Mark 14:26

Acts 16:25 Romans 15:9 (cf. Ps. 18:49) 1 Corinthians 14:15 Music Specified singing(NASU) a hymn singing hymns of praise praise . . . sing

Ephesians 5:19 sing with the spirit . . . mind singing Colossians 3:16 singing

Hebrews 2:12 (cf. Ps. 22:22) Hebrews 13:15 sing James 5:13 fruit of lips that give thanks sing praises

Generic & Specific Authority Generic Authority Shoesincludes all authorized a Hebrew man includes all authorized (i.e. tribes of Reuben, Simeon, Levi, Judah, etc.) Musicincludes all

authorized (e.g. singing and playing) Specific Authority Nikeexcludes all not authorized (e.g. Converse, New Balance, etc.) a Hebrew man of the tribe of Levi (Heb. 7:1314)excludes all not authorized (e.g. Judah)

Singing (Eph. 5:19) excludes all not authorized (e.g. playing) Vocal music was the norm in early Christian assemblies. THE SURPRISING TESTIMONY OF CHURCH HISTORY

Vocal music rather than instrumental music was promoted in the early church. THE SURPRISING TESTIMONY OF CHURCH HISTORY Prominent voices from different religious backgrounds in later church

history rejected the use of musical instruments in Christian worship. THE SURPRISING TESTIMONY OF CHURCH HISTORY To use musical instruments in Christian worship is presumptuous at best and disobedient at

worst; neither of these realities pleases God, the One we should aim to please. Hebrews 13:15-16 Through Him then, let us continually offer up a sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of lips that

give thanks to His name. And do not neglect doing good and sharing, for with such sacrifices God is pleased. The Missional Argument for Musical Wouldnt the use of musical instruments Instruments

in our worship assemblies increase and enhance our ability to reach out to the lost in our culture? Isnt that our overarching mission: the salvation of souls? Shouldnt we do everything we can to save the lost? Shouldnt we be willing to adapt to our culture in this area to maximize our soul-saving capabilities?

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