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Certain instruments in the church 5 years 2 months ago #10420

There are some SDA churches that are really old-fashioned and have kept some old-fashioned rules (like you have to cover your head if you are a woman and going up on the pulpit, etc.) One of these "rules" is the use of no drums in the church, or guitars (other than acoustic). My church has this invisible "rule". I have heard adults call these instruments "satanic" and that only boys should play these instruments, well I am a girl and I play both and plan to play them in church in a respective way. I think it's okay to play these instruments in church as long as you're playing them in a respective not overly loud way. In Ellen White's time, they thought the piano and organ were satanic and here we are today, a piano and/or organ in every SDA church, times will change and so will rules, so no biggie. I'm just wondering if any of you have any of these old-fashioned "rules" in your church or what instruments are in your church?
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Re: Certain instruments in the church 5 years 2 months ago #10633

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It doesn't matter what instrument you play, as long as you are homouring God through it. And about the covering your head thing. Women/girls should dress modestly and appropriatly (AND MEN and boys) but that is a little extreme.
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Okay we have a college by our church so we play guitar, drums, vilin, paino, organ...SO MANY....theres a band so like...all of the band instruments.
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Re: Certain instruments in the church 5 years 2 months ago #10670

This can be a very touchy subject. In my church we hold to the "no drums" rule as well. My advice to you is that you should be aware of those worshipping with you. Even though you may think it's perfectly fine and worshipful, others may have a hard time being focused on God while you are playing. In fact, it may turn them away. This by no means means that you can never do it. If you are, just slowly work it in in a considerate matter (for example: start with something like a small bongo or something like that instead of an entire set). At our church, it took some time to work in acoustic guitars, but after a few years, we now have a bass guitar in addition to acoustics without visible conflict. Although, I have to say that we are staying away from drums completely out of consideration for others.
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Re: Certain instruments in the church 5 years 1 month ago #11049

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But there are other sda churches. If they have a problem, then they can transfer membership.
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Re: Certain instruments in the church 5 years 1 month ago #11089

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I agree.My church wants me to participate in services.Then they ask me what instrument i play, I'll say drums... "nevermind"
Why do people say drums and all "modern" instruments are against God.
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Re: Certain instruments in the church 5 years 1 month ago #11117

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I don't see what people have against drums. I like listening to a band called Petra. They are a Christian ROCK band from like 20 or 30 years ago. (PS if any Petra members read this and I made you guys a lot older than you are, sorry!) One of my fav christian songs, Heart of a Hero, is theirs. Some people talk bout how E.G. White said that the end of time is at hand when drums enter the church. But she doesn't say that they're bad or that they cause sin. In fact, doesn't that mean that we would want drums in church? I mean it's not like we can make God come when we want, but don't we want to embrace signs of his soon coming? Just my opinion.

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The in the bible drums are used as praise instruments. Miriam leads in praise after God delivers the Israelites from the Egyptians. Psalms 150:5 says praise with the high sounding cymbal.
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Re: Certain instruments in the church 4 years 5 months ago #27666

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Well a guy who comes to our church once brought drums 2 play them ..... I bet they kicked the drums out :lol: just kidding they belonged to him he probably took them home. Nobody seemed 2 have a problem with them idk they were fine with me :)
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Re: Certain instruments in the church 4 years 5 months ago #28101

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I don't recall anything in the Bible that talks against drums...

Wasn't there some verse in there talking about clapping your hands in praise to God?


But I think some other people are just traumatized. Some churches put their drums SUPER HIGH and I can't hear the singers or the melody!
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Re: Certain instruments in the church 4 years 5 months ago #28111

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In my opinion, drums are perfectly fine. They no doubt used them in the Bible times, as well as clapping their hands, like Binoepic15 said. But you have to look at culture. If people see drums, they're almost sure to think of rock music or something else like that. So I don't think we should have them in church, even if we are going to play them respectfully. Why? Because there is a very real possibility of sending the wrong kind of message to other people.

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Re: Certain instruments in the church 4 years 5 months ago #28115

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I don't feel that drums are bad if used in the right way. Drums that drown out the melody of the song, that's going to far. At camp, there's a guy who has this little drum thing, but it's quiet. I really like it.

My church doesn't have drums. The main instruments are piano, organ, and guitar (acoustic)
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Re: Certain instruments in the church 4 years 4 months ago #29276

it depends on how you play the instrument, the drums are o k as long you don't go crazy on it and for the guitar (electric) its also o k but some chords are not very churchy
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Re: Certain instruments in the church 4 years 4 months ago #29792

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MY church follows these rules too. About the drums in the church. All we have is a piano...


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Re: Certain instruments in the church 4 years 4 months ago #29907

we can play any instrument but we have to be careful the way we use them and how we use them. like playing the drums on the 2 and 4 beat instead of the 1 and 3 that's bad.
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Re: Certain instruments in the church 4 years 4 months ago #29972

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We have both piano and organ. We haven't really had any drums or anything and we have had people walk off the street and say THANK YOU! for not having wordly music in the house of our King. When someone starts with it, even in a respectful way, the next generation or two might start treating really disrespectfully. Not saying that you can't of course, just be careful.
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Re: Certain instruments in the church 4 years 4 months ago #29986

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But there are other sda churches. If they have a problem, then they can transfer membership.

That's what me and my parents did, our former church played drums, rock music, all the kids would jump around and scream wildly when the music gets loud, and the kids were pretty mean to me. So we just switched our membership to Mentone church, AND I NEVER REGRET THAT DESICION!!!! :woohoo: , everybody is nice and the church is pretty traditional (they don't use rock music) but I really like, no not like, LOVE Mentone church!

I dont think worldly beats should be put in churches
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