The regulative principle

Articles about Biblical Worship Practices

Worship is prescribed by God and not man; It is not up to the imaginations of men to determine how God is to be worshipped. It is the goal of all believers to understand this doctrine and pursue purity in it.

Chapter 21 of the WCF defines it nicely:

Chapter 21 paragraph 1 in the Westminster Confession:

The light of nature showeth that there is a God, who hath lordship and sovereignty over all, is good, and doth good unto all, and is therefore to be feared, loved, praised, called upon, trusted in, and served, with all the heart, and with all the soul, and with all the might.[1] But the acceptable way of worshiping the true God is instituted by himself, and so limited by his own revealed will, that he may not be worshiped according to the imaginations and devices of men, or the suggestions of Satan, under any visible representation, or any other way not prescribed in the Holy Scripture.[2]

1. Rom. 1:20Psa. 19:1-4a50:686:8-1089:5-795:1-697:6104:1-35145:9-12Acts 14:17Deut. 6:4-5
2. Deut. 4:15-2012:32Matt. 4:9-1015:9Acts 17:23-25Exod. 20:4-6John 4:23-24Col. 2:18-23

(un)Holy Days by Scott Bushey

25 Protestations against Christmas by Daniel Kok

A Treatise on the Regulative Principle of Worship by Scott Bushey

Anarchy in Worship by James Begg D. D.

Athanasius on the Interpretation of the Psalms

Book review of Song’s of Zion by Adam Brink

Celebrating Christmass is a break in the Regulative Principle! by Scott Bushey

Critique of Modern Religious Practices By Rocky A. Simbajon

Divide it Among Yourselves by Bobby Phillips

Exclusive Psalmody Explained and Defended: a compilation-data derived from the Facebook group, ‘Exclusive Psalmody’.

Exclusive Psalmody or New Covenant Hymnody? By Lee Irons-reviewed by Andrew Cunningham

From Sabbath to Lord’s Day by A. A. Hodge

Headcoverings by Vaughn Ohlman

Charles Hodge on the Elements of the Lord’s Supper

Holy Days?by Scott Bushey

Hymn Writers of the Church by WILBUR F. TILLETT, D.D., LL.D.

Idol Worship by Scott Bushey

Inconsistencies in Worship by Scott Bushey

Is headcovering Biblical by D. Silversides

J. G. Vos, “The Observance of Days,”

More on the Regulative Principle of Worship by Scott Bushey

Our Own Hymn Book Versus God’s Own Hymn Book by Rev. Angus Stewart

Private and Family Worship by Scott Bushey

Psalmody Objections Answered: Paraphrases By Richard Bacon

Public Worship to be Preferred before Private by David Clarkson

Reformed quotes against the Celebration of Christmas

Scriptural Praise: The Case for Exclusive Psalmody by Martyn McGeown

Should women keep silent? by Scott Bushey

Some excerpts from Michael Bushells, ‘Song of Zion’

Some quotes on proper songs to be sung in worship by Scott Bushey

Terminology in the New Testament; an excerpt from Bushell’s Songs of Zion

The Divine Right of Church Government by the London Provincial Assembly

The Elements of Worship by Scott Bushey

The Lord’s Supper by Scott Bushey

The Meaning of “Psalms” in the Context of the Westminster Standards by C. Coldwell

The OPC on ‘Song in the Public Worship of God’.

The Puritan Preface to the Psalms in Metre

The Regulative Principle Applied to Church Government by James Henry Thornwell

The Regulative Principle by C. Matthew McMahon

The Regulative Principle of Worship by G. I. Williamson

The Regulative Principle of Worship by Greg Price

The Regulative Principle: Worship, Psalm Singing and Grape Juice by Scott Bushey

The Sabbath/Lord’s day are not at odds with each other by Scott Bushey

The Sincere Free Offer of the Gospel in the Sum of Saving Knowledge by T. Fentiman

The Scriptural Regulative Principle of Worship by G. I. Williamson

The Two Babylons by Alexander Hislop

What About Hymns? Various Quotes

What Does Church History Teach on Head Coverings? by Greg Price

When Does the Lord’s day Begin? by Andrew Myers

When the bell rings by John Donne

Why We Sing Old Testament Psalms by Daniel Hyde

Women and Ministry by Bret McAtee

Worship Wars by Scott Bushey