||Only direct commandments. The Bible
says.... I do exactly.
||Only direct commandments to do or not to do.
The Bible says to do or not to do.... I follow
|| It does not say not to ... (discussion
|Almost all churches do #2 and a few
add a little of number 3. Then we go one step
farther so we have:
||Do by example also. The Bible shows
us .... I will do also .... (example the Bible
shows the disciples met on the first day of the week
to "break bread", Acts 20:7. We too have
a communion on the first day of the week.)
||Do by implication. The Bible says to
do ... So that implies that we can ....
(example the Bible says do all things in an orderly
manner, 1Co 14. So we have song books.)
- Under this heading you have to make sure that
"song books" are not anywhere in the New
Testament (The Last Will of God through Jesus
||It doesn't say not to do... With this attitude all things are
okay at least at first inspection. But look closer
at a few of these:
So you don't see anything wrong with those. Then you
can not possibly have a problem with #5 below; same
- Instrumental music: does the Bible say
"sing" or "play". Under number 1 above we
have direct commandment.
- Fellowship halls (not the church building)
- Bake Sales or bingo or other money making
5. Add jelly to the unleavened bread on
the communion plate.