Swertley is a gifted presenter. So does the fact that I am not convinced reveal a deep bias? If any NT passage were sung, would this be a violation? What about singing the Law or the Prophets. The Psalter is not in fact the Psalms. It is uninspired, sinful man‚Äôs attempts to approximate the inspired Psalms into singable form based on the English language. What of modern attempts to make the Psalter more singable? As good as the inspired Psalms undoubtedly are, certain hymns may well expound and describe certain attributes of God, the Trinity, and various Doctrines and issues with even greater clarity and power. While they are not canonical, who would say that their authors where in fact inspired by the Spirit of Christ within them.
Scripture is reliable and sufficient to be sure. It makes no claim to being exhaustive. I am reminded of the prophecy of Joel referred to by Peter in Acts. God loves New Wine from the sanctified creativity of zHis children guided and inspired by Scripture.
OUTSTANDING! (as usual) Only a fearless preacher of God's Word would have the courage to speak on the most politically-incorrect man in American history. Yes, would that we had men in leadership today of the character of Davia, Lee, Jackson, Forrest, Claiborne.