When we worship God there are many benefits. One of them is the edification of one another. We do this in songs. “Speaking to yourselves in palms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord” (Ephesians 5:19). “Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in palms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord” (Colossians 3:16). In the section dealing with miraculous gifts, Paul deals with praying and singing in an unknown...

The Missing Lamps

In a certain mountain village in Europe several centuries ago, a nobleman wondered what legacy he would leave to his townspeople. At last he decided to build them a church building. No one saw the completed plans for the building until it was finished. When the people gathered, they marveled at its beauty and completeness. Then someone asked, “But where are the lamps? How will it be lighted?” The nobleman pointed to some brackets in the walls. Then he gave to each family a lamp that they were to bring with them each time they...Continue reading

Instrumental Music

There is much confusion in the religious world about the use of mechanical instruments of music. Some say that they can be used in worship to God. Some of the old preachers for some of the denominations have come out against it. Some in the church say that it is a matter of conscience. You can use them if you want but if it is going to cause a problem then the best thing is not to use them. Several years ago a famous preacher said that about eighty percent of members of the church...Continue reading

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