Using Carnal Methods to Win Converts ? – Paul Washer

     “Marvel not that I say unto thee _______ (your name), Ye must be begotten again !   For except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the Kingdom of God !”   John 3:5-7

     “Because the carnal mind is enmity (in rebellion, animosity) against God . . . . for it is not subject (willingly surrendered) to the Law of God (Deity, the divine nature), neither indeed can be !     So then they that are yet in the flesh CANNOT PLEASE God !”
Romans 8:7-8

Questions on Music ?

hymns 2Comparing Hymns and Contemporary Worship Songs

As most of you know, I believe wholeheartedly that a healthy church chooses congregational songs with theologically rich text and well-crafted, singable music. This is part one of a three part discussion on some of the differences between hymnody and contemporary worship songs.

The Problem

     Protestant denominations have been singing people since the days of the Reformation. Their hymns represented the mettle and fortitude they displayed in breaking away from the religious establishment (Roman Catholic church), and forging ahead in their new faith traditions. The American versions of these faith traditions initially carried on the mantle of hymnody, with much content being shared between denominational lines. In many churches today, hymns and hymnals remain, either as a vital piece of corporate worship practices or as a sentimental nod to the past.

In other churches, including churches in most if not all major denominations, there has been a decided shift . . . .
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