Proofs for the Regulative Principle of Worship: A Missoula Need (Part 3)

The second proof for the RPW comes from the doctrine of Christian liberty. This doctrine teaches that if the Bible does not teach or command a certain practice the church is forbidden to add its own rites and ceremonies because man’s conscience must be free from human inventions. God freed men’s conscience from the doctrines and commands of other men, therefore, the church is forbidden to teach or command anything the Bible does not. This doctrine is important especially because the tyranny of subjectivism that can bind the conscience in public worship having people do things they are uncomfortable doing. Biblical liberty can be defined as freedom from ceremonial law (Gal 5:1-5), the commandments of men (Col 2:18-20), in redemption (Gal 3:10-13), from the moral law’s cursing (John 8:36), from the dominion of sin (Rom 6:12-14), and from the need of being justified by the law and its works (Rom 8:15). Only the Bible can rule our conscience and show us what is allowable in worship. Freedom is the result of being released from man’s ideas to understand how our God wants to be worshiped.

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