For several years now I have been outspoken in my opposition to instruments of music being used in conjunction with psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs (Eph. 5:19) because of the lack of Biblical authority for such practice (Col. 3:17). Though most members of the church would agree we should not use instruments within the worship services of the church (Eph. 5:19; Col. 3:16), they would advocate their use is acceptable outside of services for personal enjoyment or entertainment. It is argued that Ephesians 5:19 and Colossians 3:16 are limited to worship services, though such is always assumed rather than proven.
is an evangelist of the Church of Christ in Arlington, Texas.