Instrumental Music at the Richland Slopes Church of Christ.


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Instrumental Music at the Richland Hills Church of Christ. A Biblical Response. Background. Richland Hills Church of Christ is located between Dallas and Fort Worth, TX., reporting a membership of over 6,000.
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Instrumental Music at the Richland Hills Church of Christ A Biblical Response

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Background Richland Hills Church of Christ is situated amongst Dallas and Fort Worth, TX., reporting an enrollment of more than 6,000. Richland Hills now utilizes instrumental music and Rick Atchley, their minister, as of late gave a guard of it in a progression of sermons titled, "The Both/And Church" (December 3,10,17, 2006). Their "Acappella Worship" administration is on Sunday (8:00 am, 10:45 am) and their "Instrumental Worship" benefit (counting the Lord\'s Supper) is on Saturday (5:00 pm).

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Background Atchley depicts this issue as "hostile to instrument" (the Richland Hills church was "against instrument" one month before Atchley displayed his lessons). Listening to the lessons will give you knowledge into how far from the sacred texts a few evangelists and individuals from the congregation have gone (the three lessons can be downloaded at www.rhchurch.org).

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Background There is a requirement for another administration. A three-year procedure of achieving this conclusion. This change will permit us to achieve unbelievers. What standards control our future? What fears of I.M. do we have? Is it Biblically proper for us to have I.M.? Is it a viable system to have revere alternatives?

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Background First Question : Why a Saturday evening (5 pm) adore benefit with I.M.? As indicated by the New York Times, this is the best time to welcome the "unchurched." Nothing will change on Sunday morning. This will give us more adaptability.

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Background Second Question : May we meet on Saturday rather than Sunday? N.T. Christians loved regular. There is no N.T. order to meet on Sunday as it were. Jews figured time uniquely in contrast to we do – their night begins the new day.

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Background There is no sign this was an issue with early Christians (Rom. 14:5). Pick the day that fits your love inclination and conviction.

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Background Third Question : May Christians take the L.S. on Saturday rather than Sunday? Early Christians took day by day fellowship (Acts 2:42,46). Early Church pioneers said that Christians took the L.S. every day – no confirmation this was made a trial of association.

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Background Does what one church did at one time settle what all places of worship ought to accomplish for untouched? Luke is recording Roman time in Acts 20:7-12. Paul lectured until midnight and took the L.S. early Monday morning. Paul said "at whatever point" (as regularly as you) which means an inconclusive time (1 Cor. 11:26). Jesus made the occasion imperative, man has made the time critical.

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Background No evangelist has an issue with taking up a gathering on Saturday night; Jesus established the L.S. on Thursday. Numerous Christians search for an arrangement (design), not a man (Jesus). Take after your heart and inner voice and love where and when you pick and don\'t pass judgment on another.

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Rich Atchley\'s Four Principles From Acts 15 Atchley opens will a quote from Coach John Wooden who composed that "there is no advance without change." Instead of being "either/or", we ought to be "both/and." Can you revere with I.M. acceptably, or is acappella music just adequate? Both are satisfactory.

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Rich Atchley\'s Four Principles From Acts 15 The early Christians were Jews and circumcision was a sign of character. Do Gentile Christians need to be circumcised to be spared? The early church reasoned that circumcision was not an "either/or" issue, but rather a "both/and" issue.

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Rich Atchley\'s Four Principles From Acts 15 Answer: Jewish Christians lived under two pledges (the O.T. had passed away; the N.T. was still in constrain); in this manner, circumcision involved judgment (Gal. 5:6; 6:15). Christians today are under one contract that is still in compel, the N.T., and I.M. has never been a part of the N.T. adore.

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Rich Atchley\'s Four Principles From Acts 15 Principle #1 – There was clear and deferential correspondence. No verbally abusing. Reply: Actually, Paul faced off regarding the matter with the individuals who requested circumcision and marked them (verse 2; Gal. 5:12; Phil. 3:1ff; and so on)

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Rich Atchley\'s Four Principles From Acts 15 Principle #2 – The devotees listened with a receptive outlook. Reply: Paul, Peter and James talked with the motivation of the Holy Spirit. We listen to God\'s statement today, not man\'s oath (Rick Atchley, the Richland Hills senior citizens, and so forth)

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Rich Atchley\'s Four Principles From Acts 15 Principle #3 – They swung to the expression of God for affirmation. Reply: What New Testament content do we to swing to approve I.M.?

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Rich Atchley\'s Four Principles From Acts 15 Principle #4 – They were more dedicated to their main goal than to their convention. Many houses of worship don\'t see I.M. as a salvation issue. Reply: The O.T. had passed away. They were presently under the Law of Christ. They needed to change on circumcision in light of the fact that the agreement had changed.

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Rich Atchley\'s Seven Fears Fear #1 – The loss of four-section congruity acappella custom. Reply: Acappella music is not a man-made custom, but rather a missional convention (2 Thess. 2:15).

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Rich Atchley\'s Seven Fears Fear #2 – I.M. will demoralize congregational singing. Reply: The issue is N.T. Book of scriptures power.

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Rich Atchley\'s Seven Fears Fear #3 – I.M. will support execution adore. Mishandle is never a sound motivation to keep a Biblical practice from happening. Reply: I.M. is not a N.T. hone for the congregation.

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Rich Atchley\'s Seven Fears Fear #4 – Family struggle. Reply: We should be worried about clash with Jesus, not family (Mt. 10:34-39).

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Rich Atchley\'s Seven Fears Fear #5 – Loss of Richland Hills individuals to different temples (tolerating separated individuals, adulate groups [choirs], the kingdom of God is bigger than Churches of Christ). We have lost excessively numerous over an irrelevant question. Reply: Some dependable brethren will remain for truth and power and leave mistake (Col. 3:17). I.M. is not insignificant.

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Rich Atchley\'s Seven Fears Fear #6 – Loss of impact among Churches of Christ. Many empowered us and applauded us for what we are doing. Reply: No, there will be lost Bible power (2 Tim. 1:13); lost genuine, N.T. adore. Our consolation ought to originate from the N.T., not individuals.

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Rich Atchley\'s Seven Fears Fear #7 – Loss of fellowship character. Reply: No, there will be lost Bible power (2 Tim. 1:13); lost genuine, N.T. adore.

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Rick Atchley\'s Old Testament Arguments Argument #1 – God did not simply permit instrumental music in the Old Testament; he charged it (1 Chron. 28; 2 Chron. 5:13; 7:6; 29:25-26; Psa. 33:1-3; 81:1-3; 92:1-3; 150:1-6) Answer: Instrumental music was charged as a part of the Old Testament Jewish love benefit which has now been done away (Col. 2:14). * Where is it charge as a part of the New Testament Christian love? * See additionally Rom. 7:4; Gal. 3:24-25; 5:4; Eph. 2:14-15; and Heb. 8:6-7,13; 10:9.

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Rick Atchley\'s Old Testament Arguments Argument #2 – God favored instrumental music and was satisfied with it (2 Chron. 5:13-14) Answer: God likewise honored the creature penances (2 Chron. 5:6). Is it accurate to say that we are to have these too? Where does God favor I.M. in the New Testament?

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Rick Atchley\'s Old Testament Arguments Argument #3 – Messianic prescience foreseen instrumental music would proceed in the coming kingdom (Psa. 45:6-7; Heb. 1:8-9); verse 8 of Psa. 45 incorporates instrumental music Answer: A part of a prescience may apply to Jesus, yet not every last bit of it; verse 8 is not cited in the N.T. (2 Sam. 7:12-14 ; Heb. 1:5) Psalm 45 is a festival of a King and Queen

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Rick Atchley\'s Old Testament Arguments Argument #3 (cont.) – Messianic prescience expected instrumental music would proceed in the coming kingdom (Psa. 18:49; 57:9; Rom. 15:9); "sing acclaim" originates from the Hebrew word zamar which incorporates instruments Answer: The setting will figure out whether I.M. is incorporated The interpreters utilized "sing" ( psallo ) in Rom. 15:9, not "play" or "utilize instruments" Where is the N.T. satisfaction of this Psalm including instruments?

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Rick Atchley\'s New Testament Arguments Rick says, if God\'s mentality toward I.M. changed in the New Testament you would expect one of the accompanying three things… 1. An unmistakable section censuring its utilization 2. An unmistakable section directing acappella applaud just 3. A prescience reporting the end of I.M.

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Rick Atchley\'s New Testament Arguments These are Rick\'s tenets, not God\'s standards These guidelines connected reliably would permit numerous denominational practices What is required is one "clear entry" that approves I.M. use in the love of NT Christians

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Rick Atchley\'s New Testament Arguments #1 – Jesus never manages the issue. (Jesus did not have an issue with I.M. He discussed "music," sumphonia, when discussing the reckless child in Lk. 15:25. Jesus educated in the sanctuary and cast out the moneychangers, not the performers.) Answer: Jesus did not manage fetus removal, betting, polygamy, sprinkling for absolution, or pot, does that imply that these things (and numerous different things) are correct? Shouldn\'t something be said about the gathering and the "moving" in Luke 15:25?

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Rick Atchley\'s New Testament Arguments Argument #2 – I.M. is a non-issue in the book of Acts. Christians adored in the sanctuary within the sight of I.M. No place in the N.T. is congregational singing approved. Reply: I.M. was a "non-issue" in the book of Acts on the grounds that I.M. was truant from the N.T. church. N.T. Christians met in the sanctuary for love, yet did not participate in OT venerate rehearses (Acts 3:11). Both Ephesians 5

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