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  • R. L. Dabney. History of Instrumental Apostasy.
    • Ken Sublett (Login Ken.Sublett)
      Posted Sep 22, 2017 4:04 PM

      The Progressives mock churches of Christ for basing its assemblies on the Bible (maybe once upon a time). They call it historyless meaning that they do NOT defend tradition and CHURCH COUNCILS. Too bad for them there is no church council before the Church of England with the King or Queen as the head or VICAR with little changes from the Roman version.

      February 22, 1849 "There is one fact connected with the introduction of organs into those of our churches which have adopted them, which is exceedingly distressful. It is the reason which we always hear assigned, among other reasons, for their introduction, and which we believe has been in every case the most operative one.

      It is always urged: "we must have an organ to keep pace with other churches in attracting a congregation, and in retaining the young and thoughtless."

      "Has it come then to this, that the chaste spouse of Christ is reduced to borrow the meretricious adornment of the "scarlet whore," in order to catch the unholy admiration of the ungodly? Not thus did the Apostles devise to bring sinners to the church.

      "They were taught (and unpaid) to go after them, into the highways and hedges, with the wooings of mercy and love; to allure them by the beauty of holiness; to urge them by the terrors of the law.

      If we are authorized to add to God's worship, forms purely of human device,

      in order to make it more palatable to sinners, to what corruptions shall we not give entrance

      And of the addition of drama?

      "The Popish church of South America attracts multitudes of worshippers, by gross theatrical representations. According to this mode of operations, which has introduced organs into our churches, a Presbyterian Church in South American might find it necessary to imitate idolatrous Papists, and convert God's house into a play-house. An excuse which will justify such an enormity as this under different circumstances, is surely no valid excuse for any thing. We believe that all such artifices, of human device, to catch popularity, are inconsistent with the genius of the Presbyterian Church, derogatory of her honor, and blasting to her interests. It was her glory and her strength, that she aimed to commend herself by her firm devotion to truth, by the purity of her discipline, the pre-eminence of her ministry, and the justice of her polity. If she will cleave to these traits and rest upon them in humble faith in her divine Head, she will prosper.

      But when once she descends from the high vantage ground of intellectual, theological, and moral superiority, to chaffer [barter] for popularity by human devices, and doubtful arts, her prestige will be gone. Other churches are better adapted to win in that race, and will surely outrun her. R. L. Dabney.

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