Puritan Board Doctor
I'm glad this subject has been opened up again. Until I came to the PB, I had only heard of this once or twice and thought it a very strange practice. Not that it is...I only thought it strange because I had never witness anyone in the reformed churches practicing it. To be honest, I thought it was practiced by legalistic Christians which had to be small in numbers. Ignorance is always frightening so bear with me. I wrote another thread on this subject when I was unaware of it not being open to discussion. So! I'm going to ask my question again. Now, please remember I really know nothing about this practice and so I'm not challenging the EP's in order to show them their "faults". I do want to ask hard questions (maybe only hard for me) in order to get to the heart of the matter. If I sound confrontational, it's not intentional. Here is my original thread:
I would also like to add that the Psalms were not available to Israel when they first became a nation...chosen from/for God and they still worshipped God in the appropriate fashion.This is mainly for EP'ers but others can join too if you want.
I have a question that is based off another thread talking about "worst hymns ever". If EP's believe that hymnals like the Trinity Hymnal is a slippery slope into unbiblical song singing, then how do you defend preaching? In other words, if you are confident that your pastor can preach a biblically sound sermon from the pulpit, then why are you not confident that these same men or those like them from the past who gave us our hymnals could not give us biblically sound hymns with which to worship God?