[quote:3157af1a70][i:3157af1a70]Originally posted by webmaster[/i:3157af1a70] [quote:3157af1a70] Now I have heard the LXX argument before, and while interesting, I don't buy it. I think that there is sufficient Classical Greek usage of hymnoi and odai (especially in the context of letters to the Greek and Gentile churches of Colosse and Ephesus) that they would not have been thought of first as "types of psalms." [/quote:3157af1a70] Right, exactly what I meant. The words are not the same such as "holy, holy, holy" or "truly, truly". [quote:3157af1a70] But having said all that, we need to be critical in our thinking. It really is insufficient to simply twist the words of the Confession because "everybody sings hymns." Kind of like the "living document" theory! [/quote:3157af1a70] We would have to say, then, if we are being honsest, that WE DO take exception to this in the Confession because the framers of the Confession meant one thing, and we take that same statement and meaning something other than that. There really would be no way to say anything other than that. [/quote:3157af1a70] EXACTLY!