Puritan Board Freshman
Rev. Winzer,Not if the action is carefully defined. On the one hand, you carefully define the differences between preaching, praying, and singing, and you have discriminated well. On the other hand, you conflate all religious devotion into the single category of "worship," thereby negating the variety of devotional actions prescribed and described by Scripture.If this door be opened, the flood comes after that will be terrible and uncontrollable.
I admire your acuteness in logic and excellent rhetoric in all of your statements. I read some old posts and noticed your powerful arguments in those debates, although other have some good grounds.
You say that I confused religious devotion with worship, I didn't. On the contrary, I confirmed that religious devotion is different than worship. You have already confirmed that singing of praise is an element of worship, and then you are making singing of praise a devotional activity, or at least suitable to devotional activities. There is no scriptual proof that a devotion is conducted by singing of praise. I see reading of God's word as applicable to both an element of worship as well as devotion, but not the singing of praise, for there is no biblical support.
On the other hand, modern hymns are ways invented by men to praise and worship God according to their own imagination. It is an arbitrary statement you made to say that a man singing such hymns designed for such an obvious purpose is not an act of worship.
Anyway, I maybe wrong, if you can provide me with scripture to support your view, I will submit to the scripture.