Biblical and Reverent Worship
The true worship of God is the central focus of the Christian religion. Today, many churches worship God in whatever manner they see fit. However, the true worship of God must be done in accordance with what God himself has commanded in his word. Thus, the worship of God is not something to be taken lightly. In this section, you will find articles dealing with specific doctrinal and practical issues related to public worship, while the pamphlet Public Worship and the Reformed Faith provides a detailed discussion of the Reformed view of worship.
The Basics of Worship
The foundation for all worship of God is a true understanding of the Bible. However, the Bible itself is under attack, even by many in the church. The importance of the Bible and its place and role are the subject of The Battle for the Bible.
In order to join in the public worship of God, we must take the time to set aside earthly cares and go worship. God has himself ordained a day of rest on which we must worship him. The New Testament church has maintained this by the practice of worshipping on Sunday in celebration of the resurrection. Today, however, many who call themselves Christians feel no qualms at deserting the worship of God to work or play on Sundays. This issue is dealt with in Remembering the Lord's Day.
The proper administration of the sacraments is a key component of worship. Among conservative protestant churches there is disagreement as to whether or not infants ought to be baptized, a doctrinal dispute that has great ramifications. Over against the Baptists, Reformed churches maintain that infants ought to be baptized. The reasons for this position are discussed in The Biblical Ground for the Baptism of Infants.
The King James Verison of the Bible
In recent years, most denomintions have discarded that old standard of English translations of the Bible: the King James Version. Although the King James Version does not have exclusive claims to authority, there are weighty reasons for its continued use, particularly in the context of public worship. The heritage belonging to this translation and some of the reasons for its use are discussed in The King James Version of the Bible.