It is clear that all of those who use an organ to worship are in serious sin! Anyone with access to musical history can see that the only reason the organ was allowed in the first place was due to a corrupt Pope! John Girardeau states, "Christ and His apostles ordained the musical worship of the New Dispensation without any sort of musical instrument, enjoining only the singing of psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs. Hence such instruments are excluded from Christian worship. Such has been the creed of all churches, and in all ages, except for the Popish communion after it had reached the nadir of its corruption at the end of the thirteenth century, and of its prelatic imitators." In fact, the piano should be excluded as well. We should have none of it! Piano and organ music were welcomed in the church only because the congregation was asking for it - to make music more like what they were hearing in the streets and in the concert halls! How DARE we as Christians cozy up to such humanistic culture such as instrumental worship... even four-part harmony! Jesus and his pals used monophonic worship, so by us using soprano, alto, tenor, and bass parts in our hymns, we are acquiecing to culture instead of remaining pure in our zest for God. How dare Isaac Watts and Martin Luther write the songs they did! They were so like their culture of that time they HAD to be sinful! So, I'm burning all of my Southern Gospel albums and all of my sheet music. I'm going to sell my guitar. Only non-accompanied, non-harmonied music for me. Oh, shoot. I have to learn Hebrew and Aramais. Me singing in English is another example of giving into the rest of the world. I wonder if even me talking in English is a sin? WHere does it stop? Shalom, ---------------- ** Note that this post is, indeed, a satire. However, please also note that this is a similar argument to the anti-CCM crowd - the whole separation of culture argument that is used now was used even back then! If the anti-CCM crowd is right, and giving in to the culure is a sin, then they MUST come to the conclusion that what was done 500 years ago, when hymns were being written with instruments and harmony, must ALSO be a sin. Funny how that works, huh? PLease challenge this post, if you can. Somehow I doubt it'll see much response from those who would use such argmuents. Aaron? S.W.?