New Wineskins: First Two Articles Posted

WineskinsbannerThe first articles in the Wineskins series on instrumental music have been posted.

The complete list is —

Introduction — The Instrumental Music Issue, by Jay Guin

On God’s Salvation, Galatians, and the Instrument, by Jay Guin

“Thy Kingdom Come” and the Instrument, by Jay Guin

The Early Church on Christian Music, by Danny Corbitt

Reconsidering Ephesians 5:19, by Clyde Symonette

Psallo: Lost in the Translation, by Danny Corbitt

Reflective or Regulative, by Al Maxey

An Afternoon with Rick Atchley and Chris Seidman, Part 1

An Afternoon with Rick Atchley and Chris Seidman, Part 2

An Afternoon with Rick Atchley and Chris Seidman, Part 3

An Afternoon with Rick Atchley and Chris Seidman, Part 4

Reflections on My Interview with Rick Atchley and Chris Seidman, by Jay Guin

David’s Psalms in the New Testament Church, by Clyde Symonnette

Beyond the Pitch Pipe, by Ryan Christian

And so, In Conclusion, by Jay Guin

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About Jay F Guin

My name is Jay Guin, and I’m a retired elder. I wrote The Holy Spirit and Revolutionary Grace about 18 years ago. I’ve spoken at the Pepperdine, Lipscomb, ACU, Harding, and Tulsa lectureships and at ElderLink. My wife’s name is Denise, and I have four sons, Chris, Jonathan, Tyler, and Philip. I have two grandchildren. And I practice law.
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2 Responses to New Wineskins: First Two Articles Posted

  1. NPA says:

    I think the instrument debate is silly because quite simply I see nothing in Jesus' teachings that would imply that Christianity is about a worship service. Jesus' worship in spirit and truth in John 4 was clearly just moral living, not a formal assembly or service–he contrasts it to set locations like Jerusalem and Gerizim for exactly this purpose. All our worship regulations and the notion of a worship assembly come in some way or another from Paul, not Jesus.

    But as for the article, "On God’s Salvation, Galatians, and the Instrument": Considering that Galatians is all about the Galatian preference for Peter, James, and John over Paul, even their rejection of Paul as a result of an apparent visit by these three, I think the epistle has little to do with instruments, unless this was the disagreement between the top 3 and the newcomer (which it was not). The point we ought to learn from Galatians, as well as 1 Cor is either (1) that the apostles themselves couldn't all agree, so how can we? or (2) one of them was a pretender who couldn't get along with the rest, and he is the one that made Christianity into a formal worship assembly religion of ceremonialism despite his doctrine of justification by faith alone.

  2. NPA says:

    Is it not the very one who teaches faith alone that threats to come to Corinth "with a rod" in 1 Cor 4 if they do not follow his "ways"? Is it not that very one who attacks them on their observance of the Lord's Supper, demanding that they observe it exactly right, and charging that if they do not some of them will "die"? Is not the champion of faith alone the very one who blows a gasket over women not covering their heads in church? Etc. etc. Somehow, faith onlyism and ceremonialism (the only true legalism) seem to go hand in hand. The moralism of Jesus is not legalism, but the ceremonialism of Paul the champion of faith alone is legalism, and its fruits are to be found in abundance in the church of Christ.

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