I feel

NewsOK: Instrument use strikes discord in area church

“‘I feel the Holy Spirit when I am singing, whether it is with or without music, and I feel God has placed me in this church for a purpose to minister to people with my singing. So I believe with or without musical instruments, God is pleased when we sing his praises from our hearts for His glory,’ she said.”

Notice how these three sentences begin.

The first two begin with statements of feeling, “I feel.” The third begins with a statement of belief, “So I believe.”

The woman’s belief is based upon her feelings.

And feelings are notorious for not reflecting reality and, in this case, the will of God.

But this is by far the best argument that exists for the use of instrumental music to worship God.

And as the best, it fails miserably.

J. Randal Matheny

Be pithy.

What do you think?