In the last year or 2 (jus my experience) I've seen a lot of drums used in the church for praise teams, and well pretty much anything else involving music. I have yet to see drums mentioned in the Bible. I've heard that instrument isn't mentioned there. I'm not sure but I believe Ellen White saw drums entering the church eventually too and wrote about that altho I couldn't find where right now. And I kno theres cultures out there who use them to summon spirits.. soo...yeah... lol. But does anyone else know anything around all this? Whats your take on it?
UPDATE (10/10 & 14/11): Over time I have learned a lot over the study of the Bible and SOP concerning the use of drums in the church. I don't want to make this reading extra long so I'll share some studies I have written it, with Scripture and SOP, as well as other sources with much even scientific evidence. God bless in your studies, and may we make the right decision.
MUSIC & THE 3 ANGELS MESSAGES -Fitzroy Anderson
SONIC WARFARE -Ivor Myers
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gycnjC9R0XY | 1 (find this one, you find them all)
HEAVENLY MUSIC STARTING NOW
APPLAUSE, HAND WAIVING, DRUMMING, & DANCING IN THE CHURCH -Dr. Pipim
THE BEAST FROM THE ABYSS -Ivor Myers
https://www.audioverse.org/english/sermons/recordings/1163/the-beas... (please see also the other 3 connecting sermons located right below the player. Can't miss it)
Music seminar segment in THE SIGNS OF THE TIMES
http://youtu.be/a56TGXoRWqY (Music and the Great Controversy)
http://youtu.be/EYXSwtcWrTU (Patterns from Music)
http://youtu.be/PH8U9yxRgVs (Satan's Musical church)
http://youtu.be/kU1cNcyjW2o (Music and the Emerging Church)
DRUMS, ROCK, AND WORSHIP
Some of my own studies
https://www.facebook.com/groups/113374262012937/ <-- A growing group of SDA Youth on Facebook against secular music in our church.
Dwayne Lemon Testimony <-- hitting real close to home, maybe even there, actually..
Please friends, no more "I think", "I feel" answers. Lets study it out. I understand there will be disagreement, I've seen this in my journey to get an answer. We are Seventh-Day Adventists who seek citizenship in heaven! ...however :) That comes first, and heaven should be our culture. Lets be honest, sincere, and willing to look at the evidence. These are, after all, well learned Seventh-Day Adventists, who base what they will share on Scripture. After all, we too need to remember who we are.
He that answereth a matter before he heareth it, it is folly and shame unto him. - Proverbs 18:13 KJV
Seminar: Music-Dwayne Lemon
History repeats itself:
God's Instruction on Music:
Music, the Sanctuary, and the Judgement:
What do you think of this article by Prof Jon Paulien, of Andrews Univ, Gabriel?