Puritan Board Sophomore
Yes, although we should be clear that not all idolatries are equal. Indeed, we are all guilty of idolatries to some extent or another (see WLC 108-9) and some are far worse than other. Worshipping Baal is worse than having a crucifix in the sanctuary which is again worse than the unauthorized use of instruments in worship. However, the imposition of uncommanded elements on the congregation in worship is never morally neutral. It would be more similar to Nehushtan, the bronze serpent, than Timothy's circumcision.So if one takes an AO position does it necessitate that those using any instruments are in idolatry? Or rather does it just show that they are using old types and shadows that are really indifferent? An example that comes to mind is like when Paul participated in a sacrifice or when Timothy was circumcised, something morally nuetral? I know these 2 examples are rare, but I at least hope I am being clear with my question.
P.S. I guess the logic is that (from AO) that it is automatically “will-worship” if we worship God with something abrogated?