Is There Any Word From The Lord On Instrumental Music In Worship ?...  
There are three dispensations in biblical history:

1. Patriarchal Age - God spoke to the head of the household and these men conducted worship according to God's instructions.
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Genesis 8:20, 12:7-8

2. Mosaic Age -  God spoke to Moses and Moses instructed the Israelites in proper worship.
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Exodus 25: 1-2

David lived under the law of Moses and introduced music into worship.
However, God later warned Israel about the noise in their songs.
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Amos 5:23, 6:5

3. Christian Age - Today, we must do everything in worship by the authority of Christ - Colossians 3:17

There are no scriptures in the New Testament which authorize instrumental music IN WORSHIP.
To add instruments in worship, we would defy God's warning about adding to His word or diminishing from His word.
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Deut. 4:2, Proverbs 30:6, Revelations 22:18

CHRISTIANS ARE COMMANDED TO SING: Ephesians 5:19-20, Colossians 3:16, James 5:13, Hebrews 13: 15-16.


Submitted to the Greenville News Editor on June 29, 1999 by Brother Charles Redmond