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  • Re: Musical Performances Beyond Instrumental Music
    • Donnie Cruz (Login Donnie.Cruz)
      ConcernedMembersMadison
      Posted Jun 7, 2017 4:56 PM

      Some members of the New Testament church of Jesus Christ are that complacent with the truth that the "assembly of the saints" is devoid of musical instruments accompanying singing. Is that it?

      Let's think about what's going on in some congregations in which musical performances dominate the "worship" assembly. Would you believe that there are those who are fully convinced that "MUSICAL worship" is all about the assembly itself ... with all other "acts" as peripherals, including the observance of the Lord's Supper?

      When the "Acts of the Worship Leader" and "Praise Team" activities [including the use of human voices to emulate musical noises] dominate all that goes on in "the assembly," watch out. Just be reminded of what "the synagogue" or the "the gathering of saints" in the 1st century was like.

      I can only envision what Jesus would do if he were only in the midst of those gathering in the 21st century. In what took place in the 1st century, consider this narrative as a parallel:
      John 2:

      [13] And the Jews' passover was at hand, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem,

      [14] And found in the temple those that sold oxen and sheep and doves, and the changers of money sitting:

      [15] And when he had made a scourge of small cords, he drove them all out of the temple, and the sheep, and the oxen; and poured out the changers' money, and overthrew the tables;

      [16] And said unto them that sold doves, Take these things hence; make not my Father's house an house of merchandise.
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