Music And The Light Of New Testament Doctrine

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When addressing the issue of the use of instrumental music today in the light of New Testament doctrine, the first thing that needs to be addressed is the fact that God has never left His worship up to the faulty decision-making of His creation. From the time of Adam and Eve to the present, man’s decision making has been questionable. If man is left to himself and his own devices with a question that must be answered correctly, it is possible he will make the wrong decision. Jesus said in John 4:24, “God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.” So, if we are left with a question as to whether instrumental music is acceptable in worship to God in the light of New Testament doctrine, the answer must come from…show more content…
4:4b-5a). In Romans 4:15, Paul recorded, “Where there is no law there is no transgression.” Therefore, if God had not made the law available to Cain, there could have been no transgression of the law. Obviously, there was a transgression of the law, because of what God would tell Cain next. “Why are you angry? And why has your countenance fallen? If you do well, will you not be accepted? And if you do not do well, sin lies at the door. And its desire is for you, but you should rule over it.” This shows irrefutably that Cain knew the law of God, because God points out his sin. Therefore, God did not leave His worship up to sinful man, because He told Cain that he had worshiped Him in the wrong manner. God must have made the law available to Cain for there to be transgression. In the wording of Genesis 4:7 is the implication that Cain knew the law concerning sacrifices; “if you do well, will you not be accepted?” implies that he knew how to do well, thus also showing that God did not leave His worship up to the decision of man. Another example of God never leaving His worship up to the decision of fallible man is found in the Mosaical Age in the story of Nadab and Abihu. Leviticus 10:1 reads: “Then Nadab and Abihu, the sons of Aaron, each took his censer and put fire in it, put incense on it, and offered profane fire before the Lord, which He had not commanded them.” The fire was profane, since God

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