The emergent movement is the clearest example today of what Paul calls in our text as an appeal that â€œ[springs] from error or impurity or any attempt to deceiveâ€¦ with words of flattery,â€ all with the intention of pleasing man
The latest White Horse Inn broadcast confirmed most of the observations I wrote in a previous post, “Brand-new Worship Innovation: P&W (Pacquiao & Worship).” In that post, I wrote about several missionaries in the Philippines who posited Lord’s Day worship
New and improved versus old, obsolete and traditional. Our culture idolizes whatever is new. A couple of years after buying a car, a computer, or an iPhone, we regret having bought them then and not today. Sometimes we don’t even
It is not a time to celebrate our common humanity with non-believers, it is not a time for cultural, artistic expression and achievement. It is a time to bow before the face of our Holy Triune God and worship him
In our evangelistic zeal, we are looking for programs that will attract people. We think we have to put honey on the lip of the bitter cup of salvation. It is the story of the wedding of Cana all over again but with this difference. At the crucial moment when the wine failed, we took matters into our own hands and used those five stone jars to mix up a batch of Kool-Aid instead.
These two sacrifices—Christ’s and ours—fulfill the old covenant burnt offerings which have become obsolete. So, our early church and Protestant heritage should prevent us from using musical instruments in the public worship of God.
It is God who calls us to assembly; we do not assemble together of our own desire. God does not need our worship because he does not need anything in himself. On the contrary, he commands us his covenant people to worship him.
“Liturgy” is not a Roman Catholic invention. From the Old Testament to the New Testament, the people of God always worshiped with a liturgy.
Since there is so much discussion about worship and worship music, I thought that the following principles and guidelines for selecting music for the church would be very helpful. It was written by our federation of churches back in our
Where did they get the idea of worshiping a golden calf and indulging in sexual revelry? From the Egyptians and Canaanites, no doubt.
The New Testament says that Christ, the Church, and every believer fulfill the Old Testament temple today.
The temple was a part of the Old Covenant and is obsolete. There is no temple in heaven; therefore, there is no temple in the age to come.
Rev. J. V. Fesko, Academic Dean and Associate Professor of Systematic Theology at Westminster Seminary Cal, wrote an analysis of one of my favorite Christmas hymns, â€œO Come, O Come, Emmanuel.â€ In his article, he traces the Biblical and historical bases of the hymn.