We have in previous articles looked at instrumental music in the book of Revelation, and in the Old Testament. This week, we focus on the occurrences of instrumental music in the New Testament, from Matthew through Jude, investigate the manner of music to be used in New Testament worship. The following five texts represent the occurrences of instrumental music in the New Testament. Notice, though each of these texts speaks of instrumental music, none of them are in the context of worship. In fact, there is not a text in the New Testament which associates instrumental music with worship in the New Testament church. Consider what the New Testament reveals about worship in song:. The testimony of the New Testament is that to praise God in song, we are to sing. Our seating is set up to allow for physical distancing and masks are available for those who are visiting with. Skip to content. Stewart We have in previous articles looked at instrumental music in the book of Revelation, and in the Old Testament.
Accepted Forms Through the Ages
Music is a powerful form of expression. Not only does it communicate thoughts and ideas, but it also conveys emotions and feelings. Additionally, it has tremendous "persistence". How many times have you been quietly driving in the car, and a tune start bubbling its way to the top of your consciousness? It may take a little while, but eventually the entire score, complete with words and maybe even associated visual imagery, bursts upon the eye and ear of your mind.
Question: "What does the Bible say about music? The unearthly sounds of throat-singing in Mongolia and Siberia are as important to their cultures as Bach is to European cultures or drum-driven song and dance are to Native American cultures. Since music is such an important part of life, it should not be surprising that the Bible says much about it; in fact, the longest book in the Bible is its song book— Psalms. Psalms accounts for over 7 percent of the Old Testament. In addition to the Psalms are other song- and poetry-focused books such as Song of Solomon , Ecclesiastes , and others.
Churches of Christ love music. Singing is a prominent—and favorite—part of each service. Most congregations dedicate a Sunday night each month to learn new songs and to sing old favorites.