“It is wrong, but is it a salvation issue!”
What about failure to pray regularly (I Thes 5:17), or to contribute to the church each Sunday (I Cor 16:1-2), or to attend the Christian assembly on the Lord’s day (Heb 10:25), or to add mechanical music or rhythmic clapping to singing praises (Eph 5:19)? Is a Christian’s soul in jeopardy by disobedience, or should we expect God to make no “issue” on the Day of Judgment (read Heb 9:27; 10:27; I Pet 4:17; Jn 5:27; Rom 2:2-3; Jude 6; Rev 22:18f)?
One author lists over 20 reasons why it is unbiblical to add mechanical music to Christian worship, but yet he concludes “it is not a salvation issue.” He acknowledged that great theologians agree that acappella worship is the biblical way… including Wycliffe, Zwingli, John Knox, Calvin, Martin Luther, Wesley and Charles Spurgeon.
Are we saved only by God’s grace (Eph 2:8), implying that obedience is not a salvation issue? Abortion does not matter – nor homosexuality, adultery, fornication, baptism, repentance, murder, polygamy, cursing, lying, etc…
The careful Bible scholar must believe and teach that we will be judged by the word of God when the “books shall be opened” in the Last Great Day of Judgment (Jn 12:48).
“Man does not live by bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God” (Dt 8:3; Mt 4:4). We shall be judged by the word of God when the “books shall be opened” on the Last Great Day of Judgment (2 Cor 5:10).