Chris Martin shares his response to Phil Harmonia’s thought-provoking June ET article ‘Instruments of praise?’ (See also Barry Tone’s response in August ET.)
For our worship to be acceptable to God, it must be ‘in spirit and truth’. In other words, outward conformance must reflect an inner desire to love and obey God.
Much of the debate surrounding styles of worship has tended to focus upon ‘truth’. Certainly, the lyrics of most contemporary worship songs have been written by Charismatic musicians, whereas many traditional hymns were written by authors more grounded in Scripture.