8. Is it lawful during the worship service to play musical instruments?



Yes, it is. There are neither Biblical verses nor reasons grounded on the Holy Scriptures to affirm that to play musical instruments during the worship service is wrong. It is true that both in the book of the Acts of the apostles and in the Epistles the use of musical instruments during the worship services is never mentioned, nevertheless it is also true that in heaven the songs which are being sung to God and to the Lamb, who is at His right hand, are accompanied by some musical instruments. For John says that when the Lamb had taken the scroll “the four living creatures and the twenty-four elders fell down before the Lamb, each having a harp, and golden bowls full of incense, which are the prayers of the saints” (Revelation 5:8 - NKJV), and he says also that he saw “something like a sea of glass mingled with fire, and those who have the victory over the beast, over his image and over his mark and over the number of his name, standing on the sea of glass, having harps of God. They sing the song of Moses, the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb” (Revelation 15:2-3 – NKJV).

Therefore, if in heaven, the place where are the throne of God and the throne of the Lamb, the use of musical instruments is allowed, I can’t see why it should be forbidden on earth in the midst of the congregation of the saints, where both the Father and the Son dwell.