This sermon series is still going strong and this afternoon's sermon was the first installment pertaining to objections to exclusive Psalmody. If you're interested in learning more about the Regulative Principle, and also why Psalm singers make the more narrow application of that principle to Psalms being the only authorized praise, I would encourage you to listen to this series, beginning with those listed above if you haven't already. I really appreciated the warm & charitable introduction (after quotations) that the Pastor gave in this sermon pertaining to our non EP brethren:
I hope this will prove edifying to you this sabbath day:
So here we embark, then, on a series of refutations to exception and criticisms [of] Exclusive Psalmody. [L]et me begin, by saying this first, before we move on: We now embark on a portion of our study that is most unpleasant. That of handling objections with our brethren, many of whom we hold the dearest things of the Christian faith in common. A proper view of the Godhead. A proper view of sin and holiness. A proper view and biblical understanding of the gospel and its historical and modern perversions. A proper view of Scripture, inspiration, authority, the Law, very similar understanding of our standards [Westminster]. It is with these kinds of folks we're disagreeing here, and it is not a pleasant task. However, I believe it's necessary and that's why we're undertaking it. But it is not pleasant. In the midst of these similarities - in our denomination especially - we have allowed for certain practices where we might differ from our beloved brethren. However, thankfully, our denomination has not stifled debate on these matters of "liberty" and, rather, we encourage healthy debate on these matters. One of the worst things we might do is to slink off to our own several corners, never challenging one another on our distinctive views.