Churches of Christ love music. Singing is a prominent—and favorite—part of each service. Most congregations dedicate a Sunday night each month to learn new songs and to sing old favorites.
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Knowledge of the biblical period is mostly from literary references in the Bible and post-biblical sources. Religion and music historian Herbert Lockyer, Jr. The music of religious ritual was first used by King David : according to the Larousse Encyclopedia of Music , he is credited with confirming the men of the Tribe of Levi as the "custodians of the music of the divine service". The study of ancient musical instruments has been practiced for centuries with some researchers studying instruments from Israel dating to the biblical period. Figurines and iconographic depictions show that people played chordophones and frame drums , and that the human voice was essential as women and men sang love songs along with laments for the deceased. Data also describes outdoor scenes of music and dancing in sometimes prophetic frenzies, often with carefully orchestrated and choreographed musicians and singers within specially built structures. According to ancient music historian Theodore Burgh, "If we were able to step into the. In fact, every shade and quality of sentiment are found in the wealth of songs and psalms and in the diverse melodies of the people. Egypt was among the oldest cultures of the Near East and had a highly developed musical culture dating back to around BC.
Instruments of Worship are Pleasing to God
Question: I believe that using musical instruments in church is wrong because we have no examples of using them for worship in the New Testament, and I believe the NT to be the only authority on how we should worship God the Father and Jesus. We cannot use Old Testament Scripture to guide us in New Testament worship, because, if we did, we'd still be doing animal sacrifices. The old law ended when Jesus died on the cross. Since the NT is silent about using instruments in worship, we should not use them. But so many people try to use Psalm to justify using instruments in worship Should we ban musical instruments from our church services?
Someone asked me about the use of stringed instruments in church services and I want to give some of my thoughts on music in the church today. I am very much a believer in using musical instruments as aids to worship. Even in the perfect worship of heaven they use harps to aid their praise to God Revelation  And I heard a voice from heaven, as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of a great thunder: and I heard the voice of harpers harping with their harps:  And they sung as it were a new song before the throne, and before the four beasts, and the elders: and no man could learn that song but the hundred and forty and four thousand, which were redeemed from the earth.