The only approved description of Christian worship

Discussion in 'Other Christian Denominations' started by billwald, Oct 10, 2012.

  1. billwald

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    You all agree and comply?

    1 Corinthians 14:26
    How is it then, brethren? when ye come together, every one of you hath a psalm, hath a doctrine, hath a tongue, hath a revelation, hath an interpretation. Let all things be done unto edifying.

    Is the approved worship custom determined differently than the approved baptism custom and why?
     
  2. ktn4eg

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    I thought about doing the very same thing that you (billwald) are doing to my repeated attempts of trying to get you (billwald) to AT LEAST REPLY TO MY VERY MANY REQUESTS THAT you (billwald) PRODUCE any VERY SPECIFIC (book, chapter, and verse!!) from within the HS-inspired, completely inerrant, infallible (and, thus, "'Our ONLY completely and totally ACCURATE' STANDARD OF FAITH and PRACTICE!!' [i.e., the 27 NT books from Matthew on through to Revelation!!]), that comes right out and specifically indicates to its reader(s) that yes, IN VERY FACT(!!), the norm with regard to the mode of the NT ordinance of baptism of ANY true NT church was other than IMMERSION, not, for example, SPRINKLING and/or POURING, etc.!!!!, and post MY comment(s) in reply to YOUR (BILLWALD's) OP:

    If one would take a little time to investitgate the cultural, historical, ethnical, nd "religious" context of, in this case, the various issues that the HS-inspired (but, as YOU [BILLWALD] have already posted, not particularly a "FAN" of YOURS [BILLWALD's]!!!!!) author of the letter (in this case, Paul's first one) to the church that he (Paul) was used by the HS to (at least in part) establish, one would probably have a little better understanding of WHY the HS-inspired apostle Paul wrote many of the things that the HS directed him to write in this book of First Corinthians.

    Basically, Paul's primary concern in your OP was not so much that, apparently, the Corinthian believers he is addressing in this particular passage they HAD, "....a psalm (which most legitimate evangelical Bible scholars will more than likely means 'Scripture [i.e., the OT] put to music [e.g., for English-speaking people, Messiah]), ... a doctrine (i.e., a specific 'teaching'), ... a tongue (i.e., a "known language or, perhaps, even a specific dialect of a known language")...," but, rather, as the remaining portions of 1 Cor. 14:26b - 40 will go on to explain, that these things were not carried out in any particular, edifying order. IOW, to any one (particularly a LOST) person who "happened" (Oops....sorry....meant to say, "....was predestined in the council halls [I've always wondered exactly where in heaven these 'council halls' are located, haven't you??!!??] of eternity past...."] to show up at wherever the Corinthian believers were meeting might see this "three-ring circus," and do more than just merely "wonder" about that there bunch!!!

    Our God, by His very own nature is a God of order and decency; therefore, as a group of professing believers such as the Corinthian believers made a claim to be, Paul is here telling his readers to "Get their 'act' together; and stop this chaos!!"

    In addition to the works I mentioned in my post(s) within the thread about "In Context," I've found an absolutely invaluable reference to be (and I'm not sure if it's even available any more) McDaniel, George W., "(T)he Churches of the New Testament." Published by (at least my own copy is [$1.50 for a c. 300 page softbound volume, no less!!]) Broadman as a pat of its 'Star' books, and (c) 1921.

    I suppose that my copy of this outstanding work was printed before the widespread use of IBSN's were used. However, it does have the following quasi-IBSN of 423-08050 printed in it.
     
  3. billwald

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    The Presbyterians have had this sort of argument going for several centuries, I forget the name of their "principle." Are all practices not approved by the Bible then forbidden? Or is everything not forbidden then approved?
     
  4. Tom Butler

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    You may be thinking of the Regulative Principle of Worship and the Normative Principle of Worship.

    The Regulative Principle holds that only those things specifically mentioned (or permitted) in the Bible are valid. This view, for instance, is the basis for those churches who sing only the Psalms in their worship services.

    The Normative Principle holds that we may use anything in our worship not specifically forbidden by Scripture.
     

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