Music of the Church
The Biblical Evidence
1 Cor. 14:15 The Specific Instruction? Sing
Col. 3:15+16 The Specific Instruction? Sing
James 5:13 The Specific Instruction? Sing
Eph. 5:17-19 The Specific Instruction? Sing
The Old Covenant/New Covenant Evidence * Physical vs. Spiritual
4. Hebrews 8:6-10 We are under the New Covenant of Jesus Christ.
5. Gal. 5:1-4 What happens if we want to go back and be under the Old?
Heb. 13:15 The fruit of our lips as a sacrifice of praise to God.
The Historic Evidence
2 Chron. 7:6 There were dedicated, “Instruments with the song of Jehovah,” appointed by David that were used for worship in the Temple. After the destruction with the last temple in AD 70 they were never used again in Jewish worship because instruments were specific to the temple. All synagogue worship is a cappella.
There is overwhelming historical evidence that the first century church only worshipped a cappella.
It was not until 670 AD that instrumental music was added in the Catholic church and even then under a storm of protest.
By the same logic that one would justify adding an instrumental to worship, one could add coke and hamburgers to the Lord’s Supper.
“I like it” “It doesn’t say not to!” “I don’t think God would care.”
Leviticus 10:1-6 Caution!
Nadab and Abihu!