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Clapping as an Accompaniment to Singing in Worship

The practice apparently has its origin in the youth-devotional phenomenon of a few years back, but now is gaining some mainline defense. It is argued that clapping as a rhythmic form of accompaniment to singing in Christian worship is not an "addition" to the singing (as is a mechanical instrument); it merely is an aid - comparable to a song ... read more »

Is Your Worship Becoming Disney Church?

There was a time in most churches when the services were focused upon worship that glorified God, and the preaching consisted of reverent instruction from the Scriptures. In some places, it's still that way. On the other hand, drastic changes are underway in hundreds of churches across the land. An article appearing in World magazine addressed this phenomenon. Note this ... read more »

Notes from Isaiah 55

In the book of Isaiah there is a thrilling prophecy of the salvation that was to be made available as a result of the promised Messiah's victory over death. Ho, every one that thirsteth, come ye to the waters, and he that hath no money; come ye, buy, and eat; yea, come, buy wine and milk without money and without ... read more »

Rehoboam Revisited

When King Solomon died, it was assumed by the Hebrews that Rehoboam, his son, would ascend to the throne to reign over the twelve tribes of Israel. But God had another plan (see 1 Kings 11:26ff). Due to the wickedness of his people, most of the kingdom (ten tribes of the twelve) would place their loyalty in a different direction-with ... read more »

The Emerging Church Movement—The New Face of Heresy

Recently, Charles Colson, a leading evangelical writer, pointed out: Last June a Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life survey found rampant doctrinal ignorance among American Christians. Fifty-seven percent of evangelicals believed people who follow religions other than their own can enjoy eternal life. The results were so unexpected that Pew repeated the survey, asking more specific questions. The answers ... read more »

The Triumphal Entry of Jesus into Jerusalem

There is an incident in the concluding days of Christ's earthly ministry that is likely to be passed over with but little attention if the Bible reader is not careful. And yet, it is brimming with treasure, ready to be mined if the student is diligent enough to appreciate the task. The significance of the event is underscored by the ... read more »

The Divine Pattern of Acceptable Worship—Part 2

As mentioned in our previous article on acceptable worship , it is alleged by some that worship is a matter that God has left unregulated. Given O. Blakely, of the Independent Christian Church, adamantly argued this position in his debate with Alan E. Highers in Neosho, Missouri in April, 1988. Blakely contended that "in no case did they [the apostles] ... read more »