Yes, I caught on to that: even when Paul uses the "singing" words in no assembly mentioned in Scripture is there any mention of "singing". So, it is never a question of can we or can't we but what does Scripture really say. Evil men have grasped upon the long-standing quiet congregational singing to make it, as the say, making "worship" into a SHOCK AND AWE spectacle. David actually commanded the PLACE:
Psa. 149:4 For the LORD taketh pleasure in his people:
<font color="#FFFFFF">..... he will beautify the meek with salvation.
Psa. 149:5 Let the saints be joyful in glory:
.....let them sing aloud upon their beds.
Psa. 149:6 Let the high praises of God be in their mouth,
.....and a twoedged sword in their hand;
Psa. 149:7 To execute vengeance upon the heathen,
.....and punishments upon the people;
When you use David as your PATTERN you are BLIND and DEAF by God's Direct Operation: When you have females PERFORMING and being lascivious meaning to take liberty with the language you have ARRIVED and they are taught to LOVE TO HAVE IT SO. All skilled PERFORMERS (legalists) make the modern "worship ritual" into a defacto sexual activity according to Wimber of Fuller and the wineskinners.
The LU Bible Guru teaches that THERE WAS NOTHING WRONG WITH THEIR WORSHIP: they just had a bad mental attitude.
Amos 6:3 Ye that put far away the evil day,
.....and cause the seat of violence to come near;
Amos 6:4 That
.....lie upon beds of ivory,
.....and stretch themselves upon their couches,
.....and eat the lambs out of the flock,
.....and the calves out of the midst of the stall;
Amos 6:5 That chant to the sound of the viol,
.....and invent to themselves instruments of musick, like David;
lectus A. A bridal bed: lectus genialis, the nuptial-bed, which, after the marriage, was called adversus (because it stood opposite the door)
B. A couch for reclining on at meals, a dining- or eating-couch
lascīvĭo , ĭi, ītum, 4, v. n. lascivus,
I. [select] to be wanton, petulant, sportive, to sport, frisk, frolic, modo [the Musical Melody Word] exsultasse,
Esp.: “in Venerem,” to be lascivious, Col. 6, 24, 2.—
Amos 5:23 Take thou away from me the noise of thy songs; for I will not hear the melody of thy viols
23] aufer a me tumultum carminum tuorum et cantica lyrae tuae non audiam
Amos 5:24 BUT
let judgment run down as waters, and righteousness as a mighty stream.