This is a continuation of the discussion about God not giving us authority to do certain things. (ie instrumental music while praising God) Frank, You were asking about Amos 6:5. Try going back to Amos 5 and see if God would normally take joy in listening to instrumental music (harp in verse 23). You are arguing out of silence. The Bible is silent on the issue. Therefore according to the traditional CoC position, you should be silent on this issue too. Once again I ask that you provide the verse that says anyone who uses instrumental music during worship will not be found righteous on the day of the Lord. Oh really? Would you please state the verse that says you should not do something (ie use instrumental music in the service) because you were not given that authority. There were specific rules given about such matters. Where are those rules in the New Testament? As far as instrumental music being acceptable, please see the Amos 5 reference I made earlier, let alone 2 Chronicles 29:25. Once again I ask, where in the Bible does it say that instrumental music can't be used during the worship service? Last time I asked that question, you couldn't supply that quote. Is this still the case? Where in the Bible does it give you the authority to speak English during the worship service? 2 Chronicles 29:25 states that God instructed musical instruments to be brought into the temple. Why would God do this if He was against them being used? Now you have one standard for one issue, but another standard on another. Nice consistancy. I'd say any song that was written after the first century would be considered a 'new' song.