Puritan Board Senior
Do you understand what my assertion is?Can you make a Scriptural argument for your assertion?I think you missed my main point, that is, the distinctive difference betweenI understand what you are getting at, I just don't agree. The "amen" of worship is not predicated on the perfection of the elements as a whole or individually. And as far as I know, neither is there a requirement for "immediacy" or perfection in one element vs the other.
Finally, following your rationale, why would we not have a time of Scripture reading, Scripture praying and Psalm singing and have a perfect worship service that all could reasonably and immediately say the "amen" to every time?
singing and teaching/prayer.
Our own heart, which in this life remains affected by sin and comes short of the glory of God, is not sufficient to represent the truth of God, to be confessed immediately in singing by all.
Can you at least see the difference between that which is *confessed immediately by all" and that which isn't?
Can you think of reasons why teaching and prayer are not immediately confessed by all?