I am not as concerned about the instruments in the church, Psalms instruct us to praise God with instruments: trumpets, timbrals, harps, lyres etc. David included all the instruments known to Israel, I'm sure he'd say Priase the Lord with electric guitar, bass and drums if he were here today.My problem comes with the vapid lyrics of today, like Licoln Brewsters "What a Friend I've Found":What a friend I've foundCloser than a brotherI have felt your touchMore intimate than loversJesus, JesusJesus, friend foreverWhat a hope I've foundMore faithful than a motherIt would break my heartTo ever lose each otherThis could be sung to anyone! It's Jesus my buddy, not my crucified Savior. Compare:When I survey the wondrous crossOn which the Prince of Glory diedMy richest gain I count but lossAnd pour contempt on all my prideSee from his head, his hands, his feetSorrow and love flow mingled downDid ever such love and sorrow meetOr thorns compose so rich a crownI'm not saying that there hasn't been a good song written in the last three or four hundred years, there are fine songs out there today. We just need more of them.
I agree with davyman.It is not the instruments!!