S3E12: Can Christians use musical instruments in worship? Let’s see what the Bible says about God’s design of worship in the New Testament as well as breakdown facts that are revealed to us when we look at church history.

We will be examining surprising quotes from Adam Clarke (Popular Methodist), John Wesley (Founder of The Methodist Church), John Calvin (Founder of The Presbyterian Church), John McArthur (Popular Reformed Baptist), Charles Spurgeon (Popular Baptist), Catholicism, and church historians to show that “using musical instruments in worship” was highly rejected by the majority of people for the majority of church history until the last few hundred years.

Reading & Video Resources:


“Does God Accept All Worship?” Full Podcast Episode https://gbntv.org/the-authentic-christian/the-authentic-christian-season-3-episode-5/

Should We Use Instrumental Music in Worship to God? https://youtu.be/Wci5Dlb6xZQ


History of Instrumental Music  https://www.christiancourier.com/articles/1271-history-of-instrumental-music

What is A Cappella Music? https://www.christiancourier.com/articles/1328-what-is-a-cappella-music

Great Books to Read

Where’s The Piano? https://www.chulavistabooks.com/products/10880-wheres-the-piano/

Richland Hills and Instrumental Music https://store.apologeticspress.org/products/apbmdm0016

Instrumental Music in the Public Worship https://www.chulavistabooks.com/products/11010-instrumental-music-in-the-public-worship/

Instrumental Music in Worship: Is It A “Big Deal”? https://store.apologeticspress.org/products/apbmdm0018

Boswell/Hardeman Discussion/Debate on Instrumental Music https://www.chulavistabooks.com/products/9884-boswellhardeman-discussion/


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