Religious Worship

I. All Elements Of Public Worship Must Be Commanded

1. John Knox- Article by Scott 

2. John Calvin & John Calvin Article by Scott

3. G.I. Williamson- Worship

4.Thomas Manton- Why God Must Command All Worship, Volume 15, pages 349-352 

5.Thomas Vincent  Shorter Catechism Explained By Scripture, Pages 117-120

6.Thomas Watson- A Godly Man Is Careful About True Worship, Fifth point on the link

4. Rob McCurley

II. New Testament Worship Is Very Simple

1. John Owen, Gospel Worship

2. Thomas Boston-  Second point on the second commandment

III. God Abhors All False Worship

Thomas Brooks- Stand Against All Mixtures In False Worship

John Flavel-

Thomas Vincent- Shorter Catechism Explained By Scripture, Question 13 Page 123-126

IV. God Abhors Bringing Back Old Testament Worship

1. No Musical Instruments

G.I. Williamson –“Instruments in Public Worship: Commanded or Not      Commanded?”

R.L. Dabney – “Girardeau’s ‘Instruments in Public Worship’ – A Review”

Hugh Brown – “Discourse Against the Use of Instrumental Music in Public      Worship”

Mark Fitzpatrick – Instrumental Music And Worship

Robert McCurley – “Musical Instruments in Worship”

Steven Dilday – “History of the Service of Song”

John Girardeau – “Instrumental Music in the Worship of the Church”

Brian Schwertley – “Musical Instruments in the Public Worship of God”

2. No Holy Days 

G.I. Williamson – “Holy Days of Men and Holy Days of God”

Samuel Miller – “Presbyterians Do Not Observe Holy Days”

Steven Dilday – Various sermons on the history of holy days (Christmas, Easter,      etc.)

George Gillespie-English And Popish Ceremonies

a. Christmas

Increase Mather  Against Profane Christmas Keeping

Arthur Pink Xmas

L.R. Shelton  http://www.radiomissions.org/sermons/xmas.html

The Free Presbterian Church Of Scotland Should Christians Celebrate Christmas?

b. Halloween 

David Silversides- A Biblical Assessment 

c. Birthdays

Still Water Revival Quote

3. No Choirs

Free Presbyterian Church Magazine – “The Case Against the Choir”

V. God Abhors Bringing In Roman Catholic Worship

1. No Uninspired Hymns

John Chalmers – Sermon on exclusive psalmody published in 1900

John Murray – “Song in the Public Worship of God”

G.I. Williamson – “The Singing of Psalms in the Worship of God”

John Gill – “A Discourse on Singing of Psalms as a Part of Divine Worship”

John Cotton – The Singing Of Psalms A Gospel Ordinance-

Brian Schwertley   “Exclusive Psalmody: A Biblical Defense” 

Mark Fitzpatrick- Should We Sing Anything Except The Psalms?

Rob McCurley –The Singing of Psalms

Malcolm Watts- Singing Psalms

2. No Creeds

Travis Fentiman-  Creeds Are Not An Element Of Public Worship

3. No Pictures of Christ

John Murray – “Pictures of Christ”

Thomas Watson – “The Second Commandment” (from “The Ten           Commandments“)

G.I. Williamson – “Pictures of Christ” (part of a tract on the Second  Commandment)

4. No Kneeling At The Lord’s Supper

George Gillespie, English and Popish Ceremonies pages 47-80

5. No Funeral Services For Dead

Covenanter Magazine – “Evils in the Churches No. 6 – Services at the Burial of          the Dead”

Alexander Henderson- Reformation Of Church Government In Scotland

Thomas McCrie- Free Thoughts On The Celebration of Funerals

VI. God Abhors Bringing Protestant Inventions In Worship
1. Headcoverings

John Calvin – “Calvin on Headcoverings”

David Dickson – “The Seventh Article Concerning Order and Decency” Chapter 6 of “Commentaries on the Epistles“) 

David Silversides – “Is Headcovering Biblical?   

David Silversides – Sermons on Women’s Headcoverings  

Mark Fitzpatrick- Headship and Headcovering

Malcolm Watts-Headcovering Overview

Malcolm Watts- Headcovering

2. No Deaconesses

Ron Gleason – “The PCA and Female Deaconesses”

Brian Schwertley – “A Historical and Biblical Examination of Women      Deaconesses”

3. No Voting for women

Thomas McCrie -Women Voting

VII. When we take part in false worship we become idolaters

1. George Gillespie

VIII. God promises to bring destruction on Idolatry

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