Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Friday, May 09, 2014
Thursday, May 01, 2014
start by simply saying I believe both documents teach the Regulative Principle
of Worship (RPW). For those who may be
unfamiliar with the RPW it simply states that whatever is not commanded in
worship is thus forbidden. It has some
important caveats: 1. You are to use good and necessary consequences and 2.
This applies to elements of worship, not circumstances of worship. An element would be an essential part while
circumstances are simply the accidents of those essential parts such as what
time worship meets? What time is not
essential, but does have to be answered.
If one is having worship, then it happens at a time; thus, it is an
accident of worship. Other examples
include such things as chairs or pews, or whether you stand or sit or kneel for
prayer. Prayer is the element, the body
position then has to be answered, but is merely a circumstance of prayer. Again both documents seems to agree on this
point, so let us dive into the differences.