The Regulative Principle and Purity of Worship

Deuteronomy 12 King James Version (KJV)

32 What thing soever I command you, observe to do it: thou shalt not add thereto, nor diminish from it.

The sermon Number 4 “In Spirit and in Truth – Psalms” John 4:19-26  was delivered in May 2004  at the Annual Meeting of the James Begg Society.  This is what they wrote then –

“Mr. Brian Bradley is the minister of Bryn Seion Reformed Congregational Church, Cynheidre, Llanelli, South Wales.  He shows here that the worship of God is conditioned on both (1) our acceptance of God and (2) the acceptability of the content of our worship to God. Throughout Holy Scripture, the true worshippers of God are said to fear and obey Him precisely in the substance of their worship – they offer him nothing of their own devising, but only what is in accord with what is God’s revealed will. Mr Bradley proceeded to show how the Book of Psalms is a suitable and sufficient manual of praise for the Christian church.”