Are We Sinning If We Are Not Singing?

When we come together as the church to worship God (1 Corinthian 11:20; 14:23; Hebrews 10:24-26; James 2:2), is it a sin if a Christian does not sing with the rest of the congregation (assuming one is well and able)? Ephesians 5:19 is a part of fulfilling the command to..."be filled with the Spirit" (Ephesians 5:18), which is in the imperative mood. Therefore Ephesians 5:19 is a commandment. Breaking a commandment of God is sinful (1 John 3:4). Is it a sin to choose not to worship God? Yes (John 4:24). Who would not want to sing to the One who died for their sins? It is very sad that a Christian would not want to give the sacrifice of praise, the fruit of His lips, to the praises of God's name (Hebrews 13:15). It is not enough to say, "I cannot sing" or "I love to listen to the beautiful singing because it is more meaningful for me than when I sing along", etc.

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WorshipJoey Ferrell