A Matter Of Bible Authority N. B. Hardeman

My objection to mechanical instruments in worship is not out of bitterness toward them; not because I think there is harm in the instrument, per se, but the objection is simply this: I have adopted the principle and pledged myself to the platform of not going beyond that which the Bible authorizes.

My digressive brother asks me, “Where does the Bible prohibit it?” I answer, “Where does the Bible authorize it?” Christians walk by faith (2 Cor. 5:7). No man can use mechanical instruments and walk by faith.

By searching the scriptures you will find that God does not authorize it, does not command it, does not demand it, and that there is no example in all apostolic history for such a practice. The man who is faithful and loyal to God’s word will not go beyond it. “Whosoever goeth onward and abideth not in the teaching of Christ, hath not God” (2 John 9 ASV).

Via Gospel Preceptor

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