Quotes from John Calvin, Jonathan Edwards, John Owen, Samuel Rutherford, and numerous others citing and expounding on the old Reformed position.
Instrumental music in public worship was a regulated circumstance of Old Covenant worship and thus Calvin writes,
"From this it appears that the Papists, as I shall have occasion to show elsewhere, in employing instrumental music cannot be said so much to imitate the practice of God's ancient people as to ape it in a senseless and absurd manner, exhibiting a silly delight in that worship of the Old Testament which was figurative and terminated with the gospel."
Martin Luther also wrote,
"The organ in the worship is the insignia of Baal! The Roman Catholics borrowed it from the Jews."
You may be shocked to see the strong and unanimous testimony, given by these famous and much respected Reformers, against the use of musical instruments in the public worship of the one true and living God.
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