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May 23

Charles Wesley on the Dangers of Contemporary ‘Christian’ Music

Charles Wesley (1707-1788) is well known as a minister, poet and hymn writer. Even in his time, he was well aware of the dangers of music that was ‘fleshly.’ There is much in the lyrics of one hymn he wrote, which the Church, particularly young people who profess Christ, would do well to study and […]

Come Out from Among Them

The Old Testament provides us with great examples of how God delivers people from the hands of evil. Such is but the physical type of that deliverance which is offered at the hand of God through Jesus Christ in which men are offered deliverance from the condemnation brought upon all mankind at the hands of […]

Lyrics – The Worst Argument for Contemporary Worship Music

But the hour is coming, and is now here, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for the Father is seeking such people to worship him.  – John 4:23 The nameless woman to whom these words of Jesus were spoken is representative of the vast majority of mankind, all religious, […]

Has God Set Boundaries in Our Worship?

In order for men to arrive at the point where they do whatever is right in their own eyes, there is necessarily a decrease in the fear of God and how He is worshipped. Rejection of truth as written in God’s word is a first step. Personal experience and desires have, in our day, become […]

The Ultimate Statement of Musical Rebellion

God does care about the music too. Punk music [including hip-hop] is the ultimate statement of musical rebellion. Changing the words and the artists and calling it Christian will never sanctify it. It has no place in a new Christian’s life.’… I cannot bring any of my old sinful desires and practices into worship to […]

I didn’t come to entertain you…

Really? Seriously?

5 Features of New Calvinism

New Calvinist has a two-part series of articles on “Who Are the New Calvinists?”  The Lectures by Ted Williams were delivered at the School of Theology, Metropolitan Tabernacle, London, on July 4, 2012. The lectures were read by Darren Cadapen, a member of the Tabernacle fellowship. From Part 1:  New Calvinism, The Gospel Coalition and […]

Behold, all things have…remained old.

So that if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new! – 2 Corinthians 5:17 (LITV) I must say that it appears to me that the "New Kind of Christian" being created is simply the old kind of Christianity that fits right […]

Purity of Doctrine

Terms like a traditional church or a non-traditional church are tossed around today. Approaches to worship vary from place to place. The purity of the doctrine does not change regardless of the setting. Truth can only be one way. Truth is not a tradition. Truth cannot be adjusted for the times. It is the truth […]

The Value of Traditional Hymns

From the Psalter all the way down to the Reformation, and through subsequent centuries, hymns have been clearly understood by the Lord’s people. They have lifted up the people of God spiritually and intellectually. They have expressed worship, and taught the great truths of the Word. The Bible first, and godly hymns second, have liberated […]

Music Review: The Red Letters Project

From the unisex, gender-neutral New Living Translation Bible which its publishers hope “speak His timeless truth to the church and to the world in a fresh, new way” comes the foundational text of the rocking, foot-stomping, head-bobbin musical extravaganza known as “The Red Letters Project.” The Red Letters Project is a set of 3 cd’s […]

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