[quote:7e38147553]With that in mind now, it is exactly the EPers argument that the Scriptures command us to sing Psalms and that because we dont have case examples or commands to sing uninspired hymns they are forbidden. [/quote:7e38147553] Where is this commanded? You cannot simply point to the uses of words like "psalm, hymn, song, etc" because even though these words can refer to songs in the OT Psalter, the words themselves are generic terms that can refer to other songs as well. In Scripture they can even apply to the songs of the ungodly, such as in Job 21:12, as even EP advocate Michael Bushell admits (see [u:7e38147553]Songs of Zion[/u:7e38147553] p. 72). So you cannot prove the command by simply appealing to the words being used. If you appeal to case examples, you commit the fallacy of universalizing a particular. So where are we commanded to sing only the 150 Psalms? My position is this. We are commanded to sing. Singing is the element. This is what we have a clear command to do. What we sing can include the inspired psalms or other songs. There is nothing inconsistent about this. And besides, I provided an example above from 1 Cor 14:26 that suggests that there were other songs being sung in the early church than the Psalms. Of course, you could argue that those songs were inspired of the Spirit, but so what? EP doesn't say that we can only sing inspired songs, but only the 150 Psalms. Your only option there is to say that it is a reference to a charismatically selected Psalm from the Psalter, but this is contrary to the other gifts of the Spirit in the passage in which something is given by the Spirit afresh. So although we have case examples of singing Psalms, we also have at least one reference to singing other songs as well. [quote:7e38147553]The non-Psalm songs of the Bible were for the particular redemptive historical moment they were sung in (as has been said and repeated many times before with out any refutation). [/quote:7e38147553] Where does Scripture say that these songs were only given for particular redemptive historical moments? This distinction is artificial without any argument to prove it.