Puritan Board Freshman
If it is of interest, here are some resources on Offering not being an act of public worship, which is the Biblical viewpoint of the original Westminster Standards and the historic Church of Scotland from better days.
For clarification's sake, if the 'collection' is not an element, then it is a circumstance, correct? Or does it lack status at all?
Travis, I'm curious as to whether you came across any other opinions or if there was complete uniformity where it was mentioned. In other words, is this a historical analysis or is it showing who agreed with one position?
For example, in keeping with 1Cor 16:2, I find many commentators of that period specifically say people should store up---or it is appropriate that---collections should be done on the Lord's Day. So far there is agreement. The question would then be, is it appropriate to do this during public worship? You found some that say no, did you find some that say yes?
I ask for curiousity's sake and because I have heard some cite 1Cor 16:2 as support that it is authorized during public worship.
Travis, I'm curious as to whether you came across any other opinions or if there was complete uniformity where it was mentioned.