What kind of music is appropriate in church? This article looks at the use of instruments to support congregational singing during the worship service. The author does this by examining John Calvin's reaction to the use of instruments.
The regulative principle of worship states that God disapproves of all modes of worship not expressly sanctioned by his word. Does this mean that there should be no musical instruments in public worship? This article examines reasons why Calvin and others were against musical instruments and why the church today can make use of musical instrument during worship.
Many churches have discovered that piano accompaniment is not only suitable but preferable to organ music for their style of worship. This article surveys the strengths and weaknesses of the use of a piano in liturgical music.
Is the shortage of organists an indication that the churches must think of alternatives? This article gives some thoughts on what to consider in thinking about music and musical instruments in worship.
This article discusses church music and the use of the organ. The author maintains that the Bible does not speak against the use of instruments in church to adorn the singing, and the use of an organ can be beneficial for worship.
This article argues that musical instruments in the Old Testament pointed to the coming of Christ, and that his coming rendered them obsolete. In light of this, together with the lack of divine warrant in the New Testament to use instruments to accompany the singing in worship, the author argues against the use of instruments in public worship.