Do we in the church use the phrase “authorized it in the scriptures” to bind what God did not bind? To bind our opinions of scripture on others?
God has always been very clear as to the things that were of importance to Him that we as His children were to do. For example God was very clear about what He wanted in connection with: baptism, the Lord’s Supper, encouraging each other to LOVE and to do GOOD deeds and help those less fortunate.
If God is not as concerned about the clothing we wear, the shoes we wear, what time we show up, how often we show up at a service; once, twice, three times a week, nor is He as concerned about our opinions as much as we are, nor is He as concerned about musical instruments in worship as we are. So why are we so concerned?
Some people will invoke the story of Nadab and Abihu who added the wrong fire to the offering God commanded as an example that we today must be ridged in our application to the New Testament written thoughts and unwritten thoughts. But we fail to consider that we do not have the same type of rules today as they had. The rules that applied to authorized
God is also not as concerned about the window dressing rituals of worship in the church today as we are. If He was then He would have been very direct and clear about it in the New Testament scriptures as He was in the Old Testament scriptures. God has not chained us today with authorized
God wants us to worship Him in our HEARTS daily not in our Ritual on Sundays.