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Music In Worship

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"Incense, common in Hebrew and pagan worship, was rejected by Christians.  It was a material sacrifice, and, as an accompaniment to the spiritual sacrifice of prayer was rejected in the same manner as was instrumental accompaniment to singing" (Early Christians Speak, Ferguson, p.142).

"…the singing was done without instrumental accompaniment.  Indeed, an instrument had no function in these simple chants with their emphasis on the content of praise" (Early Christians Speak, Ferguson, p.161).

"Musical instruments in celebrating the praises of God would be no more suitable than the burning of incense, the lighting up of lamps, and the restoration of the other shadows of the law."  (John Calvin, Commentary on Ps.33 and 1Sam.18:1-9).

"I have no objection to instruments of music in our chapels, provided they are neither heard nor seen" (John Wesley, cited by Clarke's  Commentary, IV,p.648).

"…instruments of music in the house of God I abominate and abhor.  This is the abuse of music; and here I register my protest against all such corruptions in the worship of the Author of Christianity" (Adam Clarke, Commentary, IV, p.684).



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