A congregation learns their theology not only by the preaching they hear but by the songs they sing. This is why we Christians must follow Paul’s example in 1 Corinthians 14:15 when he says, “I will pray with the spirit, and I will also pray with the understanding. I will sing with the spirit, and I will also sing with the understanding.” Both Jesus and Paul teach Christians that there is a proper way to worship and sing to the Lord; We are to do it in spirit with truth and with understanding. We are not to sing songs to God that we do not understand, because if we do not understand them, how can we determine if they are truthful? In this episode, Dale and Veronica tackle the topic of what today’s culture has identified as “worship music” and how it is teaching false doctrine.
- Psalm 96:1 “Oh, sing to the Lord a new song! Sing to the Lord, all the earth.
- Psalm 95:1 “O come, let us sing for joy to the Lord, Let us shout joyfully to the rock of our salvation.”
- Ephesians 5:19 says, “Address one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody to the Lord with your heart,”
- John 4:23-24 Jesus says, “But the hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for the Father is seeking such to worship Him. 24 God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.”
- 1 Corinthians 14:15, He says, “I will pray with the spirit, and I will also pray with the understanding. I will sing with the spirit, and I will also sing with the understanding.”
- Ezekiel 28:13 “You were in Eden, the garden of God; Every precious stone was your covering: The sardius, topaz, and diamond, Beryl, onyx, and jasper, Sapphire, turquoise, and emerald with gold. The workmanship of your timbrels and pipes
was prepared for you on the day you were created.
- 1 Peter 4:11 Says, “If anyone speaks, let him speak as the oracles (truths) of God. If anyone ministers, let him do it as with the ability which God supplies, that in all things God may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom belong the glory and the dominion forever and ever. Amen.”
- Matthew 12: 36-37 “But I say to you that for every idle word men may speak, they will give account of it in the day of judgment. 37 For by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned.”
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