Very Instructive! The changes under Constantine are highlighted and prove how Romanism brought in sensual worship, and that instruments are Judaizing.
Also interesting is how that instruments were justified later on for evangelism and youth appeal. The 1960's youth revolution has had a long effect on America to this very day, whether "contemporary Christian music" or bluegrass, with its emphasis constantly on "culturally-relevant" worship styles, of which the New Calvinism movement imitates and echoes, instead of being a "new reformation".
Scotland's Presbyterian churches today sing only Psalms without any instruments and with just a song leader. Some Primitive Baptist churches also do not use instruments.
It would be instructive to include the Debates about what churches are to sing from history and the Reformers, and what "psalms, hymns and spiritual songs" really are, which has opened Pandora's Box for the "music revolution" as well.
Important & Relevant Message! It's about time someone laid the axe to the root of this tree of modern worship! Modern churches and many Christians are marked by IRREVERENCE and WILL-WORSHIP (self-willed worship, either contemporary or traditional) which the speaker proves God hates and despises, and even threatens against in the Law (2nd commandment) and Prophets. Modern churches and Christianity are marked by Worldliness and Music has a great deal to do with this as this speaker proves. There is a Scriptural counter-culture that God requires for Christians and churches -are to be well-ordered according to command and example. It is observable that ALL Mega Churches (including "New Calvinism" churches, per Dr. Peter Masters) are ALL marked (and populated) by Music innovation and Will-worship which would astonish our forefathers. John Piper's church is called out as a bad example most justly. The speaker proves these are not "secondary" issues to God.
Outstanding The development of this doctrine in this sermon was informative and refreshing. The application was positively mind-blowing, with links drawn between Scriptures that I had never considered before. All in all, a great blessing!
Great Sermon! Bless you brother James,
Great message,certainly we are living in perilous times.Many of the brethren downunder believe the same.May God help us all to share the Gospel of Grace. In the salvation found only in the Lord Jesus Christ and his finished work on the cross of Calvary,in these perilous times.
Blessings from Sydney, Australia.
Wise counsel Though not married, this is a great sermon for married couples and women or men preparing themselves for marriage. We usually hear about the wife's responsibility, but rarely the husband's. This sermon is very helpful.
Great Historical Message This message is full of historical information about the history of Baptists. It is a must listen for those interested in the debate over the origin of Baptists and the perpetuity of the church.