Puritan Board Freshman
Have you ever sung a hymn that was better than a psalm?
Better is a very subjective and often dangerous place to begin a discussion. Often better means what do I prefer, which should never be the standard for worship. A Reformed approach recognizes that our preferences are not only dangerous, they are irrelevant.
I think "danger" in the context of this discussion is a bit much. The intent of my question was to assume hypothetically that the EP position is false; I wonder in that situation why the non-EP would prefer uninspired songs to the Psalms. I am interested in what would make a man choose a hymn over a Psalm even if EP is false; the intent of my question was not to debate the truth of the EP position; I belive there are other places on this board where that is covered.
Why would you object to someone noting that we should be suspicious of our preferences? Just curious, no offense intended, brother. You asked which was better, many have noted that this is not the proper question to ask. Instead, you should ask what God prefers.
I am not offended, and I do not disagree that we should be "suspicious of our preferences", I just think calling it "dangerous" in this context is hyperbolic. Though I thought I was already clear on this, I will say again for the record: I do not think that the question I have asked is the "proper question", or the most important question, or the only question or perhaps even a very good question, it is just the question I had, which is obviously completely subordinate the actual EP debate.