Why Arguments for Exclusive Psalmody Don’t Stand Up
Brian McClung, Minister of Newtownabbey Free Presbyterian Church in northern Ireland, has offered a series of posts in which he gives some persuasive reasons why, in the end, arguments for the use of exclusive psalmody in worship simply doesn’t hold water.
McClung writes in his opening post:
The point of dispute is not the singing of Psalms. It is the singing of Psalms exclusively. To say that the book of Psalms gives us many wonderful examples of how God is to be praised is one thing but to say that only the Psalter is to be used and nothing else in worship is something else entirely.
Does the Bible teach that we have only one book of inspired praise and that is the book of Psalms and therefore nothing of mere human composition is ever to be sung? I do not believe that it does. I don’t believe that the Scriptures nor Church History agrees with the exclusive Psalmist position.