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Dr. O. Talmadge Spence


Music in the Last Days

Founder of Foundations Bible College
Date: May 26, 1991
Service Type: Sunday Evening Sermon
Text: Daniel 3:1–19, 25, 28; Revelation 13:1–18
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Quote from this message: “There is coming into the earth a universal form of worship. It always has music. Music is more prominent than preaching.” This message gives the importance of true worship as it relates to music in the light of the end-time changes in the concepts of worship.

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Excertps from the sermon:

“I`ve been thinking so much about the legacy of our hymn book, and I believe the devil has thought up of a way of how to change the hymn book. It`s not that they are going to lose the manuscript of the way they wrote it. They`re not going to lose the hymn books of the key it was in, but what they`re going to do is, rearrange it. And it`s going to be the soloist will struggle to keep the original lyrics and the original composition as the musicians and the accompanists destroy it with a different rhythm and dissonance. I had two outstanding people musically among Fundamentalism, that if I were to select two people qualified and educated to the art form of music, they would be right up there, and when I spoke with them about singing, they said, ‘We will not sing if the pianist does not use our chordality.’ Well, we looked at their chordality and it was in contradistinction to the original writing of it because it was that flamboyant, dissonating chordality of the chords and the rhythm of the arrangement that made in the eyes of the world, ‘Amazing Grace’ is more than we thought it was. And ‘The Old Rugged Cross’—my, did you hear this one”

“I`d like to see the original composition make a comeback. Now this year, last year, next year, it`s chordality, but it`s a way to change the way the song was written. And the way we got our hymns was very important. They were given to us as a legacy to preserve the spirit and doctrine of the past. And when the spirit and the doctrine of the Christianity of the past is lost, we will follow cunningly devised fables, and the music is not worshiping. It`s when we give back to God what He gave us through His Son—that`s worship, that`s true worship.”

“How we need to get back to reading music the way it was written, and ask God to bless two things: that gift which was in the composer, and the gift of a channel that said, ‘Allow me to say this for him. He`s dead today. I want to say this piece of music for him. He has gone home, and I want to say it.’”