This sermons defends the Biblical (Reformation, Puritan, Covenanter) regulative principle of worship from the New Testament.
Also exposes Arminianism in worship (will-worship).
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John Calvin wrote,
"If it be asked, then, by what things chiefly the Christian religion has a standing amongst us, and maintains its truth, it will be found that the following two not only occupy the principal place, but comprehend under them all the other parts, and consequently the whole substance of Christianity, viz., a knowledge first, of the right way to worship God; and secondly of the source from which salvation is to be sought. When these are kept out of view, though we may glory in the name of Christians, our profession is empty and vain."
- Cited in, Carlos, Eire, _War Against the Idols: The Reformation of Worship_, p. 198, citing from Calvin's _On the Necessity of Reforming the Church_ FREE at: http://www.swrb.com/newslett/actualnls/NRC_ch00.htm.
"Little children, keep yourselves from idols. Amen" (1 John 5:21).
"But in vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men" (Matthew 15:9).