This is only for people who believe the Bible to be God's word.
The underlying premise of what is called "contemporary worship" is that the added sparkle, lighting, theatrics, and jazzed up singing, clapping, and hand raising will give the worshiper a greater buzz, and he will go away all excited about what he got out of it. A secondary premise is that such worship will draw more people. But this misses a fundamental principle of true worship. It is not about us! It is about Him! It is not directed to us but to the God of all the universe. It must meet His approval, not that of an audience. God "seeks men to worship him in spirit and truth" (John 4:23–24). "In the midst of the church will I sing praise unto thee" (Heb. 2:12). "Singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord" (Col. 3:16). So the question is not, "What did I get out of worship?" But, "What did He get out of it? Was it done according to His will? Or did we add something He did not authorize? (By Connie Adams.)
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