Steven- as I'm rereading your response.... I just want to quickly clarify, for any readers of your response that, in regards to the comment you made, "it isn't really fair to say that it is silly to discuss extremes"- I would agree with you and amend my position, if that's what I said. I didn't write that it's silly to discuss extremes, but that it's silly to clump all music into two categories only. I guess I didn't make that clear.
Paul didn't fall in line just because it was peter. I am so thankful we in the SDA church have no Papacy that is infallible.
Before I serve up any other texts, I would like to ask you what you understand as "church" in NT times? And also what you understand worship to be?
Love your thought process if it can't be good in a religious service it shouldn't be good anywhere. For the real Temple of God is the one HE is hewing out of you and me.
There are just as many inspired men and women of God who have the opposite perspective than Doug Batchelor and the others that you have mentioned.
We are reminded that this is all about avoiding extremes and about seeking to differentiate personal opinions and biases from what is in Scripture.
i agree samuel
it has to be subdued a supporting instrument and played in an appropriate manner
No drums should be allowed in God's church especially during worship, this is not a party or some blocko; Christians should be reverent when in the presence of the lord. Some get so worldly they even dance in church.
Do you hear the message or only the drum beat in the background?
I used to be like Jason. NO DRUMS. Until i realized that it is not the instrument being shunned, but how its played. It depends on the individual. At one time the piano and organ we considered satanic instruments and unfit to be used in a sanctuary...why? Because of how they were commonly used. Is that the case today? Are pianos satanic? No...then neither are drums. It is the individual who does not give themselves fully to Christ which is in error and not the instrument. Played correctly and not loudly, the drum can be used to set an atmosphere fit for the Holy Spirit to come and dwell with His people. Play incorrectly, and they can be used to invite demons to give unsuspecting people the sense of true worship, and the idea that they are having a "holy ghost" experience, which is NOT OF GOD. In closing its the individual. The problem in the SDA church is...the individuals playing these instruments are not truly converted, and it shows in the music. God is not mocked.