May I kindly suggest that you direct your energy and web-design talents to greater and nobler kingdom pursuits than articles such as the one outlining the dangers of Songs of Faith and Praise. I may be wrong, but I doubt this one has led many people to Christ or strenghtened believers. Signed “Ph.D. Student - French Linguistics”
Thank you for your “kind” letter. The only thing I know about your background is that you are a Ph.D. student in French linguistics. I assume that was provided so that we would be duly impressed with your comment. Letters behind names are irrelevant and do not impress people who are students of scripture. Some of the greatest Bible scholars I have known did not even have one degree, must less a Ph.D. When the now departed Foy Wallace was asked self-impressed people how many degrees he had he responded, “About 98.5.” He debated J. Frank Norris, a Baptist preacher who held degrees, brought him to his knees, and saved the Lord’s church from premillennialism. Others could be named, but that makes the point. The important thing is how much Bible do you know and how committed are you to the defense of the truth. Apparently you are not committed to speaking against false doctrine if it is sung. Are you opposed to false doctrine if it is spoken from the pulpit? Do you believe that there is any such thing as false doctrine? If you believe that there is such a thing a thing as false doctrine do you believe that it should be opposed wherever whenever, and in whatever form it is encountered? Do you believe that the worship of God should be something that honors him and uses language and style that expresses that honor and praise or will just any little ditty that pleases us do?
One last matter. Should you believe that the two who are involved in this website are just anti-intellectual uneducated folks, you might be interested to know that between the two of us there are four doctor’s degrees in hand. Not a one of them is in French. (It ill becomes one pursuing a doctorate in French to speak of “better ways” to use one’s energy!) This background has not been expressed before on this website because we were not and are not seeking to impress people because of letters following our names; however, no one ever played the degree card before. Not one of the four degrees is worth anything if we are not committed to teaching and defending the truth. We want visitors to this website to be impressed with our God and His word, which is truth. We hope to hide behind the cross and let our readers see Jesus and accept his will. Thus, we will oppose error and conduct that is unworthy of our God whether in song, the spoken or written word, or in worship that is unworthy of true and living God.
You Must Hear the Gospel
You Must Believe
You Must Repent
You Must Confess
You Must Be Baptized
You Must Be Faithful Unto Death