Chapter 6: Evidences That Demand A Verdict - The singing Churches
4. The singing Churches.
Jesus promised, "I will build my Church, and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it" (Matthew 16:18).
In spite of persecution and restraints, the Church of Jesus Christ flourished throughout the centuries in all continents.
Christians did not use the sword to force people to embrace Christianity. People were converted by the power of the Holy Spirit, and the Word of God.
There is another important factor I want to call your attention to, which is that wherever Christians gather for worship they sing with joy.
Why do we hear Christians singing with joy in their churches, while there is no singing in the Muslim’s mosques? The answer is that, because of the resurrection of Jesus Christ, Christianity became the religion of victory and joy.
The songs Christians sing in their worship services at churches are about what Christ did on the cross, about His glory, about His resurrection.
When I survey the wondrous cross,
On which the Prince of glory died,
My richest gain I count but loss,
And pour contempt on all my pride.
Jesus, Name above all names,
Beautiful Savior, Glorious Lord.
Emmanuel, God is with us,
Blessed Redeemer, Living Word.
What can wash away my sin?
Nothing but the blood of Jesus.
I serve a risen Savior,
He’s in the world today;
I know that He is living,
Whatever men may say;
I see His hand of mercy
I hear His voice of cheer,
And just the time I need Him
He’s always near.
He lives, He lives, Christ Jesus lives today!
He walks with me and talks with me along life’s narrow way,
He lives, He lives, salvation to impart!
You ask me how I know He lives: He lives within my heart.
The singing churches are evidences that demand a verdict.
The resurrected and living Christ is the only logical answer for all these evidences.