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  1. Ernest T. Bass

    drunkeness

    These were false accusations made against Christ. On another occasion they accused Jesus of being a sinner Jn 9:16. Was Jesus called a sinner because He was seen sinning? No. Was He called a winebibber because Hew as seen drinking fermented wine? No. Was He called a glutton because he was...
  2. Ernest T. Bass

    Music instruments in the church?

    Eph 5:18ff is directed towards Christians and how Christians are to worship. In the worship service there is no proxy worship and members are to sing one to another (reflexive and reciprocal).
  3. Ernest T. Bass

    Music instruments in the church?

    Other places the OT is referred to as "the law and the Prophets" (Lk 16:16) in which Psalms would fit under "law".
  4. Ernest T. Bass

    Music instruments in the church?

    A thing does not have to be specifically forbidden for it to be wrong. https://www.christiancourier.com/articles/128-silence-of-the-scriptures-permissive-or-prohibitive-the Jn 4:32-34 true worshippers worship in Spirit and truth. God's word is truth (Jn 17:17) hence NT worshippers worship...
  5. Ernest T. Bass

    Music instruments in the church?

    Christians can learn from the OT, learn from examples given in the OT (1 Cor 10:6) but is not binding upon the Christian. Rom 7:1-6 the Christian is the one 'married' to Christ and His NT and cannot go back and keep the OT law at the same time else commits adultery against Christ. As Paul made...
  6. Ernest T. Bass

    Music instruments in the church?

    Absolutely. That's why myself and others do not participate in using IM. Again, if one does not have to follow what the NT teaches about singing then why would one need to follow anything the NT teaches?
  7. Ernest T. Bass

    Music instruments in the church?

    Christ took all the OT law out of the way by fulfilling it (Mt 5:17-18). Quotes are taken from the OT by Christ and other NT writers to show how Christ fulfilled it (Lk 24:44). But nowhere does the NT say the OT would continue to be binding upon the Christian...
  8. Ernest T. Bass

    Music instruments in the church?

    Again, the OT law (nor Calvinism) is not what directs NT Christian worship. History dhows NT CHristians did not use IM but that IM was a perversion introduced by man centuries after the first century church; https://www.christiancourier.com/articles/1271-history-of-instrumental-music
  9. Ernest T. Bass

    Music instruments in the church?

    People are free to choose to sin all they care to, I am not binding anything upon them.
  10. Ernest T. Bass

    Music instruments in the church?

    This "cultural language" is nothing more than a poor attempt to undo what Christ and Paul said in plain, clear language in calling Psalms law. I refuse to believe the ideas some people create out of then air. I gave quotes from well known commentators who were NOT members of the church Christ...
  11. Ernest T. Bass

    Music instruments in the church?

    Addendum to my last post. If it what Jesus and Paul said can be ignored in calling Psalms "law" (Paul calls Isaiah law) and that Psalms is the guiding book for Christians, then; --where in Psalms did God authorize David to use IM or authorize David to take on multiple wives? If one is...
  12. Ernest T. Bass

    Music instruments in the church?

    Eph 5:18-21 And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit; Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord; Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus...
  13. Ernest T. Bass

    Music instruments in the church?

    I am not trying to bind anything upon anyone, people can choose for themselves what they choose to do. But I will continue to point out there is no justification, no authorization for Christians to use IM. If one does not have to follow what Christ's NT says about singing, then one need not...
  14. Ernest T. Bass

    Music instruments in the church?

    Jesus and Paul called Psalms law ..end of story. You have chosen to reject something simple, nothing more I can do. No need for me to continue to spend time on what the Bible has already settled.
  15. Ernest T. Bass

    Music instruments in the church?

    It has not been shown from the Bible that IM for the Christian is scriptural. The NT commands each Christian to sing, using IM is changing what God has commanded to Christians. It remains sinful to try and keep both the OT and NT at the same time, a spiritual adultery, Rom 7:1-6.
  16. Ernest T. Bass

    Music instruments in the church?

    Jesus and Paul called Psalms law and settled that issue. Christ removed all the OT including Psalms. The elephant in the room that keeps getting ignored are those errantly going back to the OT law to 'justify' IM are proving there is no justification within the NT......which is what NT...
  17. Ernest T. Bass

    Love Me?—Love Me Not!

    Hebrews 2 was written to Hebrew Christian not to neglect the salvation that had saved them. For neglecting it there remains nothing else to save. They could not drift away from the teachings of Christ if they never had them, they could not neglect salvation if they never really had it...
  18. Ernest T. Bass

    When did the Church begin?

    Christ did not shed His blood until He died on the cross. And since the blood of bulls and goats could not take away sin of those under the OT, they needed the blood of Christ to take away their sin and redeem them from their sins. Christ's death and shed blood was needed "for the redemption of...
  19. Ernest T. Bass

    When did the Church begin?

    Just the Apostles in Acts 2 we baptized with the HS and spoke with tongues. So the Apostles and others who obeyed Acts 2:38 and we water baptized we added to the church. And those today who obey Acts 2:38 and water baptized are added to the church.
  20. Ernest T. Bass

    When did the Church begin?

    --Paul water baptized some of the Corinthians himself. They were then NOT baptized with a second 'spirit baptism' since there is one baptism Eph 4:4-5. --HOW does the Spirit baptize men? Does the Spirit baptize men personally Himself? No. If He does then why then did the Spirit not spirit...
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