Liturgical Nestorianism (2)

The Elements of Worship

terminism: defining one term by its other.  There is a tendency to reduce everything in theology to laws.  Laws are important, but God didn’t always do that.  There are types, symbols, analogies, etc (66).  This means God is only allowed to communicate his desires via commands and not in patterns.

Exclusive Psalmody

Jordan points out that Eph. 5.19 and Col. 3:16, which some used to refer to “three types of Psalms,” do not refer to corporate worship at all, but to the daily life of the believer (85).

If the Song is an element in worship, it should be applied the same as other elements (86).  When we preach, we use “new words.”  When we pray in worship, we use “new words.”


About J. B. Aitken

Interests include patristics, the role of the soul in the human person, analytic theology, Reformed Scholasticism, Medievalism, Substance Metaphysics
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