The Hungarian Reformed Church Contra Instruments In Worship

The musical instruments, however, adopted for the pantomime (saltatrici) Mass of Antichrist, together with images, we abhor. There is no use for them in the church, and indeed they are marks and occasions of idolatry.

Hungarian Reformed Church, Articles (1567) art. 17 in James T. Dennison Jr., ed. Reformed Confessions of the 16th and 17th Centuries in English Translation: 1523–1693, vol. 3 (Grand Rapids, MI: Reformation Heritage Books, 2008–14), 111.


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  1. Thank you for the excellent resources on instruments in worship. They have allowed me to give this deep consideration. I’ve become now uncomfortable with instruments and am convinced that we should return to the use of human voice and the psalms. May God be pleased to lead the URCNA in that direction. Honestly, I find singing without instruments difficult, but that is no basis to reject what is proper worship. I can learn. And if I still find it difficult, so what? It doesn’t matter what I find preferable, but what constitutes true worship that pleases God.

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