In class last night we were talking about the Lord's Supper; when, where, how often, etc. Basically the conclusion of many in the class was that we should only do what is recorded in scripture and nothing else; i.e. "Speak where the Bible speaks, and remain silent where the Bible is silent." Such is the man created law used to deduce the reason we do not use instrumental music (please, lets not turn this thread into the instrumental music debate; start another if you want, I only mention it here as an example of how the principle is often applied). I question the very core of this rule / idea that we need what is often termed as "Biblical Authority" to do anything at all. It seems more wise to look at individual examples written about in scripture, and apply the principle of that particular example to today as opposed to trying to make a "check list" or "required legal ritual" out of everything. I asked the class how they would apply their principle to when a collection of money should be taken up. Paul wrote of an example to take up a collection on every first day of the week. If the principle is applied, wouldn't it be wrong to take up a "special collection" on any other day than Sunday? Even if there are examples in the scripture of other times that money was collected, would we trully need those examples to understand that it would be fine to accept money on a Tuesday instead of Sunday? What are some other examples where the rule would look absurd?