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Calvinism, Reformation (Reformed) Worship, the Second Commandment, and the Regulative Principle of Worship, by Dr. Steven Dilday (Free MP3s, scroll down on landing page.)
The Regulative Principle of Worship is God's ordained law for worship... You see there is no neutrality in the way in which we approach God in worship. Either we approach the living God according to His revealed Word (i.e. the Regulative Principle of Worship), or we approach Him according to our revealed word. Someone's word is going to expressly guide us in worship. The only question is, whose word will guide us? God's or man's?
Why Is Reformed Worship So Important? The Puritans, Covenanters, Reformers and the Regulative Principle Of Worship (RPW), by Dr. Steven Dilday, John Calvin, Pastor Greg Price and Others (Free MP3s, scroll down on landing page.)
"The Regulative Principle of Worship declares that God alone is sovereign in worship. The Regulative Principle of Worship simply applies the principles of Calvinism (i.e. God's sovereign Lordship) to worship, whereas the view that what God doesn't forbid in worship is permitted is applying the principles of Arminianism (i.e. man's sovereign lordship) to worship.
Just as fallen man naturally seeks to impose his will in salvation (e.g. "I can cooperate with God in salvation", or "I have a natural freedom to choose Christ"), so fallen man naturally seeks to impose his will in worship ("I can cooperate with God in worship by adding what I desire so long as God doesn't specifically forbid it"). But just as God condemns a man-centered salvation, so God condemns a man-centered worship (Col. 2:23 specifically condemns all will-worship, i.e. all worship instituted by man).
- Greg Price, Foundation for Reformation: The Regulative Principle of Worship, p. 10, free book online, emphases added
"All things considered, certainly it is no small condemnation of us to behold what an ardent zeal the holy martyrs had in the past, especially in comparison with the nonchalance we demonstrate. For as soon as a poor man of that time got so much as a little taste of the true knowledge of God, he did not hesitate to expose himself to the danger involved in confessing his faith. He would have preferred to be burned alive than to go so far as to commit some outward act of idolatry."
- John Calvin, emphases added
John Calvin on the Regulative Principle of Worship
"...which I commanded them not, neither came it into my heart."
"...God here cuts off from men every occasion for making evasions, since he condemns by this one phrase, "I have not commanded them," whatever the Jews devised. There is then no other argument needed to condemn superstitions, than that they are not commanded by God: for when men allow themselves to worship God according to their own fancies, and attend not to his commands, they pervert true religion. And if this principle was adopted by the Papists, all those fictitious modes of worship, in which they absurdly exercise themselves, would fall to the ground. It is indeed a horrible thing for the Papists to seek to discharge their duties towards God by performing their own superstitions. There is an immense number of them, as it is well known, and as it manifestly appears. Were they to admit this principle, that we cannot rightly worship God except by obeying his word, they would be delivered from their deep abyss of error. The Prophet's words then are very important, when he says, that God had commanded no such thing, and that it never came to his mind; as though he had said, that men assume too much wisdom, when they devise what he never required, nay, what he never knew."
- John Calvin, Commentary on Jeremiah 7:31, emphases added
Christmas and Easter Are Roman Catholic (Antichrist) Mission Strategies (Free Reformation Resources & Quotes, scroll down on landing page.)
Classic Calvinist Worship, What Is It? by John Knox, Greg Price, John Calvin, Dr. Steven Dilday, Jonathan Edwards, Jim Dodson, Samuel Rutherford, Kevin Reed, John McNaugher, W.J. Mencarow, David Steele, George Gillespie, Dr. Reg Barrow and Others (Free MP3s, Videos, Books, scroll down on landing page.)
Reformation Worship, the Regulative Principle of Worship (RPW), Iconoclasm, etc.
(Scroll down to "FREE RESOURCES (Calvinistic Books and Articles on Reformation and Puritan Worship)" where you will find many free Puritan and Reformed resources about Biblical worship.)
Christmas and Easter Are Part Of A Roman Catholic, Papal, Antichrist, Missionary Strategy and High-Handed Idolatry (Blog)
Trying the Spirits To Avoid Antichrist, His False Doctrine (Arminianism, Sacramentalism, Etc.), His False Worship (the Mass, Man-Made Hymns and Musical Instruments In Public Worship (aka "the Badge of Popery"], Etc.), His Holy Days (Christmas [Christ-Mass], Michaelmas, Candlemas, Easter, Good Friday, Ash Wednesday, Assumption of Mary, Immaculate Conception, All Saints Day, Etc.) and Much More, By Reformation Scholar Jim Dodson, John Calvin, Greg Price, John Knox, Dr. Steven Dilday, Westminster Divines, W.J. Mencarow, John Owen, Richard Bennett, Jonathan Edwards and Others (Scroll Down For Free MP3s, Free Videos and Free Books Online.)
Deals with many ways the spirit of Antichrist invades the thinking and actions of individuals, families, churches (even soteriologically Reformed churches) and nations. An excellent sermon that gets even better in the second half, so make sure to listen to the very end.
JOHN KNOX ON THE REGULATIVE PRINCIPLE OF WORSHIP
The matter is not of so small importance, as some suppose. The question is, whether God or man ought to be obeyed in matters of religion? In mouth, all do confess that only God is worthy of sovereignty. But after many -- by the instigation of the devil, and by the presumptuous arrogance of carnal wisdom and worldly policy -- have defaced God's holy ordinance, men fear not to follow what laws and common consent (mother of all mischief) have established and commanded. But thus continually I can do nothing but hold, and affirm all things polluted, yea, execrable and accursed, which God by his Word has not sanctified in his religion (i.e., the regulative principle of worship - ed.). God grant you his Holy Spirit rightly to judge.
- John Knox, Works VI:14 cited in John Knox, True and False Worship, emphases added (Free Online Book)
The Rise of Antichrist and the Corruption of Worship Prophesied In the Book Of Revelation, by Dr. Steven Dilday, John Calvin, George Gillespie, John Owen, W.J. Mencarow, et al. (Free Reformation MP3s & Much More)
Corruption of Worship and the Rise of Antichrist In History Prophesied In Revelation, by Dr. Steven Dilday (Free MP3)
But in vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men. - Matthew 15:9 (KJV)
How The Church Of The Apostles Was Hijacked By Rome (A History Of Apostasy And The Growth Of Antichrist), by W.J. Mencarow (Free MP3)
If it be asked, then, by what things chiefly the Christian religion has a standing amongst us, and maintains its truth, it will be found that the following two not only occupy the principal place, but comprehend under them all the other parts, and consequently the whole substance of Christianity, viz., a knowledge first, of the right way to worship God; and secondly of the source from which salvation is to be sought. When these are kept out of view, though we may glory in the name of Christians, our profession is empty and vain.
- War Against the Idols, p. 198, citing from John Calvin's On the Necessity of Reforming the Church (free online book), or on the Puritan Hard Drive (book [PDF] and audio [MP3] versions), emphases added.
War Against The Idols: The Reformation of Worship From Erasmus to Calvin by John Calvin and Carlos Eire (Free MP3)
The principle that the church hath power to institute any thing or ceremony belonging to the worship of God, either as to matter or manner, beyond the observance of such circumstances as necessarily attend such ordinances as Christ Himself hath instituted, lies at the bottom of all the horrible superstition and idolatry, of all the confusion, blood, persecution, and wars, that have for so long a season spread themselves over the face of the Christian world.
- John Owen, quoted in Instrumental Music in the Public Worship of the Church by John Girardeau (emphases added), on the Puritan Hard Drive.
CALVIN ON SEPARATION FROM FALSE WORSHIP (non Regulative Principle Worship) and WORSHIPPING PRIVATELY IN YOUR HOME
Q. What is the Second Commandment
Ans. Thou shalt not make to thy self any graven image, &c.
Q. What is the meaning of this Commandment?
Ans. That we should worship the true God with true worship: such as God hath ordained, not such as man hath invented.
- John Cotton, Milk for babes. Drawn from the breasts of both testaments. Chiefly for the spiritual nourishment of Boston babes in either England: but may be of like use for any children (London, 1646), pp 2-3, emphases added.
Puritan Worship Series (57 Free MP3s)
I will punish them that serve me otherwise than I have commanded, not sparing the chief that the people may fear and praise my judgements.
- Note from the Geneva Bible (retype set and searchable on the Puritan Hard Drive) on Lev. 10:3, after "fire went out from the Lord" and killed Nadab and Abihu for violating the regulative principle of worship (RPW).
Great Debate! Is The Papacy The Antichrist? (Free MP3s, Videos, etc.)
By communicating with idolaters in their rites and ceremonies, we ourselves become guilty of idolatry; even as Ahaz, 2 Kings 16:10, was an idolater, eo ipso, that he took the pattern of an altar from idolaters. Forasmuch, then, as kneeling before the consecrated bread, the sign of the cross, surplice, festival days (Christ-mass, Easter, etc. - ed.), bishopping, bowing down to the altar, administration of the sacraments in private places, etc., are the wares of Rome, the baggage of Babylon, the trinkets of the whore, the badges of Popery, the ensigns of Christ's enemies, and the very trophies of antichrist, -- we cannot conform, communicate and symbolise with the idolatrous Papists in the use of the same, without making ourselves idolaters by participation. Shall the chaste spouse of Christ take upon her the ornaments of the whore? Shall the Israel of God symbolise with her who is spiritually called Sodom and Egypt? Shall the Lord's redeemed people wear the ensigns of their captivity? Shall the saints be seen with the mark of the beast? Shall the Christian church be like the antichristian, the holy like the profane, religion like superstition, the temple of God like the synagogue of Satan?"
- A Dispute Against English Popish Ceremonies, in George Gillespie's Works volume one (emphases added), p. 80, on the Puritan Hard Drive.
The Papacy is the Antichrist by J.A. Wylie & Others (Free Reformation MP3s, Books & Videos)
But alas! Satan envied our happiness, brake our ranks, poisoned our fountains, mudded and defiled our streams; and while the watchmen slept, the wicked one sowed his tares: whence these divers years bygone, for ministerial authority, we had lordly supremacy and pomp; for beauty, fairding; for simplicity, whorish buskings; for sincerity, mixtures; for zeal, a Laodicean temper; for doctrines, men's precepts; for wholesome fruits, a medley of rites; for feeders we had fleecers; for pastors, wolves and impostors; for builders of Jerusalem, rebuilders of Jericho; for unity, rents; for progress, defection. Truth is fallen in the streets, our dignity is gone, our credit lost, our crown is fallen from our heads; our reputation is turned to imputation: before God and man we justly deserve the censure of the degenerate vine; a backsliding people, an apostate perjured nation, by our breaking a blessed covenant so solemnly sworn. Yet, behold! when this should have been our doom, when all was almost gone, when we were down the hill, when the pit's mouth was opened, and we were at the falling in,
and at the very shaking hands with Rome; the Lord, strong and gracious, pitied us, looked on us, and cried, saying, "Return, return, ye backsliding people; come, and I will heal your backslidings."
COVENANTED REFORMATION, COVENANTING, COVENANTERS, WORSHIP, ANTICHRIST, THE BEAST, HOLY DAYS, ETC. (SWRB Blog)
Importance Of Reformed Worship, by John Calvin, Dr. Steven Dilday, John Knox, Greg Price, William Perkins & Many Others (Free MP3s, Videos & Books) The Puritans, Covenanters, Reformers & The Regulative Principle Of Worship (RPW)
An excellent introductory treatment of classic Reformed teaching about the regulative principle of worship (or what is sometimes called "the Scriptural law of worship"). Contrasts biblical Reformed teaching about worship with Lutheran, Roman Catholic, etc., errors and superstitions.
Why Is Reformed Worship So Important? (2 of 2) The Puritans, Covenanters, Reformers & The Regulative Principle Of Worship (RPW), by Dr. Steven Dilday (Free MP3)
Regulative Principle of Worship in the New Testament (Free MP3 About The Second Commandment In Covenanter, Puritan and Reformation Worship), by Greg Price (Puritan Worship Series)
Regulative Principle of Worship in the Old Testament (Free MP3 ABout The Second Commandment In Covenanter, Puritan and Reformation Worship) by Greg Price (Puritan Worship Series)
For God is not worshiped of us, but when it is his will to accept our worship: and it is not his will to accept our worship, but when it is according to his will.
- William Perkins, A Golden Chain, or the Description of Theology
SHUNNING UNLAWFUL WORSHIP BY JOHN CALVIN (FREE MP3 AUDIO BOOK)
SOLA SCRIPTURA AND THE REGULATIVE PRINCIPLE OF WORSHIP BY BRIAN SCHWERTLEY (Free Book)
Against Antichrist's Innovations In Worship (Free Reformation MP3s, Videos & Books)
Reformed Worship & Singing the Psalms (Free MP3s)
Christmas Is A Roman Catholic Missions Strategy (Free Reformation Resources & Quotes)
Calvinism, or the Sovereignty of God, in Worship (Free Online Books Against Arminianism In Worship)
NEW REFORMED DISTANCE LEARNING, WHICH UPHOLDS SOLA SCRIPTURA, THE SOVEREIGNTY OF GOD AND THE REFORMATION'S REGULATIVE PRINCIPLE OF WORSHIP!, By Dr. Steven Dilday.
Advanced Studies, by Dr. Steven Dilday (Open Enrollment)
Imprecatory Prayer, Reprobation And God's Glory, And Other Free MP3 Sermons And Studies, By Dr. Steven Dilday, And Other Reformed Ministers
Imprecatory Prayer, Reprobation & God's Glory In the Punishment of the Wicked In Hell by Dr. Steven Dilday (Free MP3)
At SWRB we consider Dr. Steven Dilday to be one of the top Reformed scholars alive today.
Imprecatory Praying: Cursing God's Enemies in Prayer by Greg Price (Free MP3)
"The Puritan Hard Drive has been invaluable to me in sermon preparation, and personal and familial piety. For anyone interested in recovering our Presbyterian and Reformed past, the Puritan Hard Drive a must. The Puritan Hard Drive presents an historic and singular opportunity." - Dr. Steven Dilday, Founder Liberty and Grace Reformed Theological Seminary
The Shortness Of Life On Earth And The Eternity In Heaven Or Hell That Follows (Your Life Is But A Vapor Which Vanishes Away) by Dr. Steven Dilday (Free MP3)
Harmonizing Predestination & Human Freedom, With Comments On Jonathan Edwards' Book, An Inquiry Into the Prevailing Notions of the Freedom of Will by Dr. Steven Dilday (Free MP3)
The Covenant of Grace: Dispensationalism & Covenant Theology Contrasted Regarding Salvation & Biblical Interpretation by Dr. Steven Dilday (Free MP3)
Why Is Reformed Worship So Important? (#1) The Puritans, Covenanters, Reformers & The Regulative Principle Of Worship (RPW) by Dr. Steven Dilday (Free MP3)
Why Is Reformed Worship So Important? (#2) The Puritans, Covenanters, Reformers & The Regulative Principle Of Worship (RPW) by Dr. Steven Dilday (Free MP3)
Overcoming Lust, Sexual Perversion, Pornography, & Other Seventh Commandment Violations (1/3) Seduction of the Strange Woman by Dr. Steven Dilday (Free MP3)
Overcoming Lust, Sexual Perversion, Pornography, & Other Seventh Commandment Violations (2/3) Seduction of the Strange Woman by Dr. Steven Dilday (Free MP3)
Overcoming Lust, Sexual Perversion, Pornography, & Other Seventh Commandment Violations (3/3) Seduction of the Strange Woman by Dr. Steven Dilday (Free MP3)
Emotions, Feelings, Appetites & Purity (Sex, Lust, Anger, Hunger, Love, Health, etc.) by Dr. Steven Dilday (Free MP3)
For God So Loved The World, That He Gave His Only Begotten Son, That Whosoever Believeth In Him Should Not Perish (John 3:16-21) by Dr. Steven Dilday (Free MP3)
Introduction to the Westminster Standards (Background And History To The Victories And Attainments Of The Second Reformation) by Dr. Steven Dilday (Free MP3)
The Voice of God's Holiness in the Rod of Discipline, Chastisement & Sanctification by Dr. Steven Dilday (Free MP3)
Providence: The Reformed Doctrine Of God's Governance Of All Things In Scripture And The Westminster Confession Of Faith by Dr. Steven Dilday (6 Free MP3s)
FIRST TIME ENGLISH TRANSLATION: Synopsis of Critical Interpreters by MATTHEW POOLE, Translated by Dr. Steven Dilday
Pastor Steven Dilday holds a Ph.D. from Whitefield Theological Seminary in Puritan History and Literature. He is currently translating Matthew Poole's Synopsis Criticorum , making it available in English for the first time. Also see the Matthew Poole Project Blog.
Westminster Confession of Faith On (6 Day) Creation, The Classic Protestant (Reformed, Puritan, Covenanter, etc.) Position by Dr. Steven Dilday (4 Free MP3s)
Calvinism, Reformation (Reformed) Worship, the Second Commandment & Regulative Principle of Worship (1/2) by Dr. Steven Dilday (Free MP3)
Calvinism, Reformation (Reformed) Worship, the Second Commandment & Regulative Principle of Worship (2/2) by Dr. Steven Dilday (Free MP3)
Commentary On Revelation, Part 3, Historicism, Preterism, Futurism, Idealism & Rev. 1 by Dr. Steven Dilday (Free MP3)
The Beatitudes (1) The Lord Jesus: Blessed Are They Which Do Hunger And Thirst After Righteousness: For They Shall Be Filled by Dr. Steven Dilday (Free MP3)
The Beatitudes (2) Jesus' The Sermon On The Mount (One Of the Most Famous, Influential And Awe-Inspiring Sermons Ever Preached) by Dr. Steven Dilday (Free MP3)
Wisdom or Foolishness, Purity Or Impurity, The Way Of Truth Or The Way of Error, Life Or Death, Heaven Or Hell, God Or Satan? by Dr. Steven Dilday (Free MP3)
The Voice of God's Holiness in the Rod of Discipline, Chastisement & Sanctification by Dr. Steven Dilday (Free MP3)
Antichrist, Revelation, Eschatology, Prophecy and the Man of Sin in the Writings of the Early Church Fathers by Dr. Steven Dilday (Free MP3)
Dr. Dilday is a Latin scholar, which helped make this message so interesting and informative. Scroll down to this remarkable free MP3.
The Eschatology of George Gillespie: An Introductory Analysis and Evaluation by Dr. Steven Dilday (Free MP3)
Understanding God's Righteous Judgments On Individuals, Families, Churches & Nations by Dr. Steven Dilday (Free MP3)
Prayer and Fasting - So We Fasted And Besought Our God For This: And He Was Entreated Of Us by Dr. Steven Dilday (2 Free MP3s)
The Use and Abuse of Social Media by Dr. Steven Dilday (Free MP3)
Dr. Dilday mentions headcoverings in this message and this brought to mind that this is presently one area of disagreement we have with him. The best work on the biblical view of headcoverings, of which we are aware, is Greg Price's free online book, THE CUSTOMARY PRACTICE OF HEADCOVERINGS: AN EXEGETICAL/HISTORICAL STUDY OF 1 CORINTHIANS 11:2-16 PRESENTED IN A SERIES OF LETTERS (available at no charge in these formats: PDF, Word, Kindle Mobi, ePub [eBook], audio book [8 MP3s] and on the Web). A printed copy of THE CUSTOMARY PRACTICE OF HEADCOVERINGS is also available here. In spite of this difference, as of this writing, with Dr. Dilday, we still heartily recommend his preaching and teaching in all other areas of which we are aware -- and this message on Facebook contains an number of valuable insights.
Believers, Infant, Family, Household or Credo Baptism? Powerful Biblical Overview by Dr. Steven Dilday (Free MP3)
How the Lord Jesus Christ Cleanses the Temple of Your Heart by Dr. Steven Dilday (Free MP3)
A King's Obligation to Jehovah: The Biblical, Reformation & Covenanter Doctrine Of Civil Government (Establishmentarianism) by Dr. Steven Dilday (4 Free MP3s)
Civil Government (Politics) & The All Encompassing Worldwide Victory/Advance Of The Reformed Faith, Prayer, & Postmillennialism by Dr. Steven Dilday (FREE MP3)
Improving Your Baptism - This Ordinance Of God And Its Connection To Doctrine, Practical Holiness, And Sanctification (Romans 6) by Dr. Steven Dilday (FREE MP3)
DR. STEVEN DILDAY REVIEWS AND RECOMMENDS THE PURITAN HARD DRIVE (FULL REVIEW)
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The Decree of God, by Dr. Steven Dilday, A.W. Pink, Stephen Charnock, Greg Price, Loraine Boettner, et al. (14 Free Calvinist MP3s)
Sola Scriptura: Reformed & Evangelical Backsliding, By Brian Schwertley, John Calvin, Dr. Steven Dilday, the Westminster Divines, Greg Price & Many Others (Free MP3s, Videos & Books)
The Bible's Providential Preservation, By Dr. Steven Dilday
Many Antichrists & The Antichrist, by Dr. Steven Dilday, John Calvin, et al. (Free MP3s)
Antichrist (Man of Sin, 666) and Eschatology In the Teachings of the Early Church Fathers by Dr. Steven Dilday (Free MP3s)
The History of the Service of Song in Scripture, by Dr. Steven Dilday, John Calvin, Robert Murray McCheyne, Greg Price, Dr. Reg Barrow, et al.
PERFECTIONISM A PERSISTENT HERESY IN PELAGIANISM, ARMINIANISM (JOHN WESLEY), ROMANISM, by DR. STEVEN DILDAY
HISTORY OF HOLY DAYS (CHRISTMAS, EASTER, CHRISTIAN SABBATH, JEWS, etc.), IDOLATRY, ICONOCLASM, etc., by Dr. Steven Dilday, Greg Price, et al.
First of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse Solved, First Seal Opened, Rider on the White Horse, A Bow, A Crown, and Conquering, by Dr. Steven Dilday (5 Brilliant Free Christian Sermon MP3s)
Understanding God's Righteous Judgments On Individuals By Dr. Seven Dilday, Edwards, Washer, Spurgeon, Watson, Bunyan, Price, Renwick, Dr. Reg Barrow & Others
ANTICHRIST IN CLASSIC REFORMATION TEACHING BY JOHN CALVIN, JONATHAN EDWARDS, DR. STEVEN DILDAY, JAMES DURHAM, RICHARD BENNETT, J.A. WYLIE, GREG PRICE, JOHN FOXE, DAVID STEELE, W.J. MENCAROW, ET AL. (FREE MP3S, BOOKS, ETC.)
FALL OF BABYLON THE GREAT & COVENANTING BY MASON, CALVIN, EDWARDS, SPURGEON, PRICE, DILDAY & OTHERS (FREE MP3S, PDFS, ETC.)
EARLY CHURCH FATHERS ON ANTICHRIST & ESCHATOLOGY BY DR. STEVEN DILDAY, JOHN CALVIN, JONATHAN EDWARDS, CHARLES SPURGEON AND OTHERS (FREE MP3S)
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FREE ONLINE REFORMATION RESOURCES AGAINST ARMINIANISM AND ROMANISM IN WORSHIP