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  • Vocal? Mechanical? Or both?
  • New Testament passages on the subject
    • Acts 16:25 - Paul and Silas singing in prison.
    • Romans 15:9-10 as an example of instructing people to sing.
    • I Corinthians 14:15
    • Ephesians 5:19 - This is usually the scripture people use to try to teach that mechanical music is permitted by God.
    • Colossians 3:16
    • Hebrews 2:12
    • James 5:13 - “let him sing psalms”
  • Objections and quibbles considered
    • Old covenant people worshipped God with the instrument.
      • II Chronicles 29:25 - This was acceptable to God at the time.
      • God did not repeat His commands for mechanical music in the new covenant.
    • There will be music in heaven.
      • There will be no physical objects in heaven, thus no mechanical instruments of music.
    • The New Testament does not mention song books.
      • I Corinthians 14:33 - Song books don’t add another act to worship. They just allow us to worship decently and in order.
    • The Bible does not say not to.
    • You have instruments in your homes.
  • Origin of instruments in worhip
    • Originally, it was commanded by God. II Chronicles 29:25
    • The Jews rejected christ and kept using instruments of music.
    • The Catholic church borrowed instrumental music from the Jews about 670 A.D., even though is caused a split in the church.
  • So, why no instrument?
    • God has not told us He desires such in the New Covenant.

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