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.
I came across the following article some time back and discovered it once again today. I do now know who the author was, but I believe they have captured quite ably the spirit of innovation that has always plagued the Lord's people. Please read and consider the following narrative as if it were written by Nadab and Abihu, ever mindful of the consequences that shortly followed.
is an evangelist of the Church of Christ in Arlington, Texas.