My dear friend, D. Scott Meadows, is a brave soul to enter into what has come to be known as “the worship wars.” As disconcerting as some aspects of this “war” might be, public worship is an important subject in the Bible and, therefore, it ought to be important to us. Meadows’ book aims to bring readers into the realm of pure worship according to the Word of God, our only infallible rule for doctrine and practice. He also interacts with the meaning of the Regulative Principle of Worship as formulated by some Reformed creedal statements, offering a corrective to some in our day who have misunderstood this important doctrine. It is an important book, touching upon an issue that exhibits much confusion in our day, even by some who claim to be upholding a Reformed view of public worship. Take up and read!
—Richard C. Barcellos, Ph.D.
, pastor of Grace Reformed Baptist Church, Palmdale, CA
Among the plethora of voices addressing the issue of worship, Scott Meadows is a sensible and savvy voice that rises above the often heated exchanges suggesting clarity and conviction, principle and persuasion. If you have time to read only a few books on this topic, this should be one of them. But come prepared to have your convictions challenged by solid biblical arguments and an evangelist's zeal for conversion. A masterful and important contribution.
—Derek W. H. Thomas, Senior Minister of First Presbyterian Church of Colombia, Columbia SC, Editorial Director, Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals
Pastor Scott Meadows sounds a clarion call to go back to God's Word and discover what kind of worship is acceptable to him. His clear exegesis of Scripture, the bedrock of Reformed tradition, renders his argument irrefutable. Aiming straight at the thoughts and intents of the heart, Meadows contrasts God's worship mandate with contemporary attitudes and practices. The so-called "worship wars" would end quickly if ministers and elders would simply teach and practice the biblical teaching on public worship.
—Dr. Gregory E. Reynolds, pastor emeritus, Editor of Ordained Servant: A Journal for Church Officers