We are joined on today’s show by David Silversides, Minister of Loughbrickland Reformed Presbyterian Church of Ireland, and by Kenneth Stewart, Minister of Glasgow Reformed Presbyterian Church of Scotland. What is the place of the book of Psalms in the worship of God? Can hymns written by men, outside of the inspired Psalter, be used in the worship of God? What is the Regulative Principle of Worship? What is Exclusive Psalmody? Is it Biblical? What was the practice of the early church in regards to this issue? What was the view of many of the Reformers on this issue? Does Exclusive Psalmody promote or hinder the unity of the church? Can musical instruments be lawfully used in the worship of God?
David Silversides Interview on Holy Days
We are joined on the show today by David Silversides, the Minister of Loughbrickland Reformed Presbyterian Church, to talk about the Law of God and the observance of Holy Days by the Church. Are Holy Days like Ash Wednesday, Good Friday, Easter and Christmas lawful? What is the Regulative Principle of Worship? What is the Normative Principle of Worship? What is Christian Liberty? Should the Regulative Principle of Worship be applied to Sunday School? Is the Regulative Principle of Worship correctly applied by the Family-Integrated movement?
Jonathan Aigner, a blogger on patheos.com, recently wrote an article called “It’s Time to Boycott the Worship Industry.” Is he right? What does the Word of God command us to do in Worship? — The Westminster Confession of Faith: “Chapter 21 Of Religious Worship and the Sabbath-day. I. The light of nature showeth that there is a God, who hath lordship and sovereignty over all, is good, and doth good unto all, and is therefore to be feared, loved, praised, called upon, trusted in, and served, with all the heart, and with all the soul, and with all the might.(a) But the acceptable way of worshipping the true God is instituted by Himself, and so limited by His own revealed will, that He may not be worshipped according to the imaginations and devices of men, or the suggestions of Satan, under any visible representation, or any other way not prescribed in the holy Scripture.(b) (a) Rom. 1:20; Acts 17:24; Ps. 119:68; Jer. 10:7; Ps. 31:23; Ps. 18:3; Rom. 10:12; Ps. 62:8; Josh. 24:14; Mark 12:33. (b) Deut. 12:32; Matt. 15:9; Acts 17:25; Matt. 4:9, 10; Deut. 4:15 to 20; Exod. 20:4, 5, 6; Col. 2:23.”