Question: "What does the Bible say about music? The unearthly sounds of throat-singing in Mongolia and Siberia are as important to their cultures as Bach is to European cultures or drum-driven song and dance are to Native American cultures. Since music is such an important part of life, it should not be surprising that the Bible says much about it; in fact, the longest book in the Bible is its song book— Psalms.
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Someone asked me about the use of stringed instruments in church services and I want to give some of my thoughts on music in the church today. I am very much a believer in using musical instruments as aids to worship. Even in the perfect worship of heaven they use harps to aid their praise to God Revelation  And I heard a voice from heaven, as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of a great thunder: and I heard the voice of harpers harping with their harps:  And they sung as it were a new song before the throne, and before the four beasts, and the elders: and no man could learn that song but the hundred and forty and four thousand, which were redeemed from the earth. See All And, "the anointed cherub that covereth" Ezekiel  Thou hast been in Eden the garden of God; every precious stone was thy covering, the sardius, topaz, and the diamond, the beryl, the onyx, and the jasper, the sapphire, the emerald, and the carbuncle, and gold: the workmanship of thy tabrets and of thy pipes was prepared in thee in the day that thou wast created. Unfortunately, when Satan the anointed cherub fell, he brought his musical ability with him.
We have in previous articles looked at instrumental music in the book of Revelation, and in the Old Testament. This week, we focus on the occurrences of instrumental music in the New Testament, from Matthew through Jude, investigate the manner of music to be used in New Testament worship. The following five texts represent the occurrences of instrumental music in the New Testament.
Matthew, along with Mark and Luke, all present varying takes on the life of Christ, while the book of John focuses more on the deity of Christ. The rest of the New Testament is a collection of letters, mainly from the Apostle Paul, laying out the foundation for the Christian faith. There is more music in the Old Testament than in the New Testament, but this does not denote a lack of artistic endeavors. The early Christians simply saw themselves living out Judaism fulfilled. They saw no need to create their own liturgy. As a matter of fact, neither Jews nor Christians, formalized their music until six or seven hundred years after Christ. Luke, however, opens with music. He received his voice back and burst into song. In the first part, he sings thanksgiving to God for the Jewish Messiah and his hopes for his country. Zechariah then proceeds with a song about his child and about his hopes for his son.