Brandon Scott Thomas Highland Church of Christ
07.03.14 Read and Discuss anonymously--if you wish--Whether Doctors of the Law whom Jesus said "take away the key to knowledge" as well as those who dispense authority are involved in Simony.
General postings of false teachers and false teachers
Doctors of the Law, Universities and Staff the Cycle of Simony
12.31.13 See David Young Minister North Boulevard Church of Christ in Murfreesboro, Tennessee
Consistent with the hostile attack from about 1890 to the present, David Young blasphemes the Holy Spirit OF Christ who defined a Church of Christ (the Rock) and in the Prophets radically condemning musical machines as having the power of sorcery or soothsaying (Miriam and the Levites).
- If you say that Churches of Christ which did not use INSTRUMENTS during the School of the Word from the Wilderness onwwars was just and evil tradition.
- And from Genesis to Revelation musical machines are said to have been brought by Lucifer (ZOE) into the garden of Eden and resulted in some sexual hanky panky to REVELATION when the Babylon mother of harlot rises again and ALL of her religious STAFF are called sorcerers and will be cast alive into the Lake of Fire.
- Then Christ in Jeremiah 23 says that you despise the Word and the Latin word is BLASPHEME
THIS PAPER WILL HELP YOU FLEE BABYLON whose Mother of Harlots (Revelation 17) uses "lusted after fruits" (Same as in Isaiah 8) as self-speakers, singers, instrument players and ALL religious craftsmen who were called PARASITES.
LINKS TO A FEW STEPS TO THE LAKE OF FIRE; FIXED LINKS 12.30
"RELIGION" REPLACING "SCHOOL OF CHRIST" AND: WORSHIP ANDROGYNY THE PAGAN SEXUAL IDEAL Smile: that's why the regular people fleeCHRIST'S PURPOSE DRIVEN CHURCH DOES NOT BOAST ABOUT ITSELF.
ISAIAH 14 CHRIST'S WARNING OF THE SINGING AND HARP-PLAYING PROSTIITUTES CAST INTO "HELL"
A HUNDRED YEARS OF ATTACKS AGAINST CHURCHES OF CHRIST WHICH WILL NEVER IMPOSE INSTRUMENTAL IDOLATRY.
PROOF THAT ALL INSTRUMENTALISTS ATTACKS ARE BASED ON LIES OR IGNORANCE.
NUMBERS 11 THE REST OF THE STORY ABOUT MUTTERING AND MURMURING: Violates Christ's outlawing vocal or instrument rejoicing or speaing your own words in Numbers 10
DAVID YOUNG STILL SAYS THAT ALL THINGS ARE LAWFUL?
THE "LEADERSHIP" IS PURPOSE-DRIVEN TO SOW MASSIVE DISCORD WHICH GOD HATES.
ELDERS AND DEACONS ARE THE ONLY VOCATIONAL "STAFF" IN A CHURCH OF CHRIST
The role of PREACHER as SENT Evangelist
ISAIAH 8: THOSE WHO DON'T PREACH THAT WHICH HAS BEEN PROVIDED ARE MARKED AS BEING WITHOUT LIGHT.
THE MARKS OF THE FINAL SHAKING AND THE END-TIME SHAKER.
The MARKS of the BEASTS (Zoe) and the INSECTS-PARASITES (LOCUSTS or musical worship teams)
THE FIREY DESTINY OF THOSE WHO SOW MUSICAL OR RHETORICAL DISCORD
Brandon Scott Thomas invented the ZOE group which used the ACappella term pretending to be vocal only. A cappella identifies the Popes castrated worship team singing FALSETTO or organum meaning after the Pipe Organ. Eve or Zoe was called the Boeast or female instructing principle: her goal was to defeat the LOGOS or the Word of God. She unleashes the Locusts (Muses) led by Apollo, Abaddon or Apollyon who is the Leader of the Muses.
Revelation 17:7 And the angel said unto me, Wherefore didst thou marvel?
I will tell thee the mystery of the woman,
and of the beast that carrieth her, which hath the seven heads and ten horns.
Revelation 17:8 The beast that thou sawest was, and is not;
and shall ascend out of the bottomless pit, and go into perdition:
and they that dwell on the earth shall wonder,
whose names were not written in the book of life from the foundation of the world,
when they behold the beast that was, and is not, and yet is.
The BEAST is an unleashed New Style of Music or Drama: that's so those with A holy spirit able to read BLACK text on BROWN paper can flee Babylon and not look back.
thērion , to (in form Dim. of thēr), A. wild animal, esp. of such as are hunted, mala gar mega thērion ēen, of a stag, Od.10.171, 180 (never in Il.); in Trag. only in Satyric dramaWHO ARE THE PROSTITUTES FROM BABYLON ONWARD?
sikinn-i^s si^, or siki_nis (E.Cyc.37), idos,
A. “Sikinnin” D.H.7.72:—Sicinnis, a dance of Satyrs used in the Satyric drama, S.Fr.772, E. l.c., D.H. l.c., Luc.Salt.22: named from its inventor Sicinnus, Ath.1.20e, cf. Scamon 1; or from Sicinnis, a nymph of Cybele, although originally danced in honour of Sabazios, Arr.Fr.106J.— Also written Sikinnon , to/, Suid.; Sikinna ,
Sa^bazios , ho, (Sabos) a Phrygian deity, whose mysteries resembled the teletai of Dionysus, Thphr.Char.27.8 (but Sabadion [acc.] ib.16.4, cf. Dessau Inscr.Lat.Sel.2189), Nymphis 11; hence afterwards taken as a name of Dionysus himself, Ar.V.9, Av.875, Lys.388; A.“theō Sabaziō pagkoiranō” CIG3791 (Bithynia), cf. IG12(5).27 (Sicinus); “Di Sabaziō”Cybele or Kubebes:
CII.Kubêbês. The ‘Great Mother’ goddess of the Phrygians worshipped at Pessinus, the mêtêr Dindumênê of i. 80. 1. For the Anatolian ‘Great Mother’ cf. App. I. 2, Frazer, G. B. iv, Bk. II, Attis, &c.; Ramsay, in Hastings' Bible Dictionary, extra vol., p. 120 f. The Atys myth which involved her cult is connected with Sardis by H.'s story of the son of Croesus (i. 34. 2 n.). The Great Mother was worshipped at Athens in the days of Sophocles (Phil. 391), and identified by the Greeks with Rhea, mother of the gods (cf. iv. 76; Strabo 469), with Aphrodite, with Demeter, and with Artemis as the lady of the wild woods. But here she is regarded as a foreign goddess.Deilos cowardly, vile, worthless, lowborn, mean
Plat. Phaedrus 240b has mingled with most of them some temporary pleasure; so, for instance, a flatterer is a horrid creature and does great harm, yet Nature has combined with him a kind of pleasure that is not without charm, and one might find fault with a courtesan as an injurious thing, and there are many other such creatures and practices which are yet for the time being very pleasant; but a lover is not only harmful to his beloved.
hēdonē , Dor. hadona to speak so as to please another, “dēmēgorein” D.4.38; “ou pros hē. hoi ēn ta aggellomena” Hdt.3.126; 3. Pl., desires after pleasure, pleasant lusts, X.Mem.1.2.23, Ep.Tit.3.3, al.
Kolax , [Philippians 3 Dogs or Catamites] A. flatterer, fawner, Ar.Pax756, Lys.28.4, Pl.Phdr. 240b, etc.; “tukhēs kolakes” ; parasite, D.L.6.4.2. Att. goēs, Moer. p.113 P.II. lisping pronunciation of korax, Ar.V.45.
NEVERamous-os , on, A. without song, of fishes, Emp. 74; but usu. without the Muses, i.e. without taste or refinement, rude, E.Ion526, Ar.V.1074; “a. kai aphilosophos” Pl.Sph.259e; a. hēdonē, hamartēmata, gross pleasure, faults, Pl.Phdr.240b, Lg.863c; a. esti, c. inf., it is incongruous, Ar.Th.159; tōn Leibēthriōn amousoteros, PROVERB. for lowest degree of mental cultivation, Zen.1.79: Sup., “glōtta -otatē” Agath.2.28. Adv. “-ōs” Pl.Hp.Ma.292c.II. of persons, unmusical, Id.Sph.253b, al.Goēs , ētos, ho, A. sorcerer, wizard epōdos Ludias apo khthonos” E.Ba.234“hē mousikē aei ti kainon thērion tiktei”
2. juggler, cheat, “deinos g. kai pharmakeus kai sophistēs” Pl.Smp.203d; “deinon kai g. kai sophistēn . . onomazōn” D.18.276; “apistos g. ponēros” Id.19.109; “magos kai g
Sophis-tēs , ou, ho, A. master of one's craft, adept, expert, of diviners, with modal words added, “hoi s. tōn hierōnmelōn ” [MELODY IN THE HOLY PLACE]
3. later of the rhētores, Professors of Rhetoric, and prose writers of the Empire, such as Philostratus and Libanius, Suid.; “Apollōnidē sophistē” [Abaddon, Apollyon]
PHARMAKIA identifies the speakers, singers and instrument players in Revelation 18: John called them sorcerers and says they will be (are) cast alive into the lake of fire.
Sunestiōmenon, of woman Sunesti^-aō , A. help to entertain, AP4.3.24 (Agath.):—Pass., live or feast along with or together, Lys.Fr.53.2, Is.3.70, D.19.190, etc.; [theois] Plu.2.121f; “meta tinōn” IG22.1214
mousikê aei ti kainon thêrion tiktei
A. Mousikos, musical, agônes m. kai gumnikoi choroi te kai agônes ta mousika music,
II. of persons, skilled in music, kuknos [minstrel] kai alla zôia; peri aulous - professional musicians, mousikos kai melôn poêtês, use with singing, skilled in speaking before a mob. Melody,
B. aei always
C. kainos , esp. of new dramas, the representation of the new tragedies, (Aphrodisias dedicated to Aphrodite (ZOE); comedy, sexual love, pleasure, a woman's form of oath, Aster or Venus or ZOE Lucifer
E. Tikto mostly of the mother of Rhea one of the zoogonic or vivific principles
2 Peter 2:12 But these, as natural brute beasts, [Zoon, Zao, Zoe căprīlis , e, of or pertaining to the goat: “semen, i. e. capellae,”
made to be taken and destroyed,
speak evil of the things that they understand not;
and shall utterly perish in their own corruption;
X.Mem.1.6.13 Xen. Mem. 1.6.13
To this Socrates replied: “Antiphon, it is common opinion among us
in regard to beauty and wisdom
that there is an honourable
and a shameful way of bestowing them.
For to offer one's beauty for money to all comers is called prostitution;
But we think it virtuous to become friendly with
a lover who is known to be a man of honour.
So is it with wisdom. Those who offer it to all comers for money
are known as sophists, prostitutors of wisdom,
But we think that he who makes a friend of one whom he knows to be gifted
by nature, and teaches him all the good he can,
fulfils the duty of a citizen and a gentleman.WHO ARE THE PROSTITUTES ACCCORDING TO PAUL WHO GAVE HIS LIFE AS "KNOWING ONLY CHRIST."
Sophis-tēs , ou, o(, A. master of one's craft, adept, expert, of diviners, Hdt.2.49; of poets, “meletan sophistais prosbalon” Pi.I.5(4).28, cf. Cratin.2; of musicians, “sophistēs . . parapaiōn khelun” A.Fr.314, cf. Eup.447, Pl.Com. 140; sophistē Thrēki (sc. Thamyris) E.Rh.924, cf. Ath.14.632c: with modal words added, “hoi s. tōn hierōn melōn” [melody in the holy place--a death sentence for any Levite]
Nothing Christian is for sale and nothing for sale is Christian.
HO, every one that thirsteth,
come ye to the waters,
and he that hath no money;
come ye, buy, and eat; yea,
come, buy wine and milk WITHOUT MONEY
and WITHOUT PRICE. Isa 55:1
2 Cor. 2:17 For we are not as many,
............ which corrupt the word of God:
............ but as of sincerity, but as of God,
............ in the sight of God speak we in Christ.
kapēl-euō, A. to be a retail-dealer, drive a petty trade Hdt. 3.89 ta mathēmata sell learning by retail, hawk it about, Pl. Prt.313d , 2 Cor. 2:17, of prostitutes,HOW THE MASCULINE ARE CONVERTED TO WOMEN: THE ONLY ONES WHO WOULD MARKET THEIIR BODY?Plat. Prot. 313d For among the provisions, you know, in which these men deal, not only are they themselves ignorant what is good or bad for the body, since in selling they commend them all, but the people who buy from them are so too, unless one happens to be a trainer or a doctor. And in the same way, those who take their doctrines the round of our cities, hawking them about to any odd purchaser who desires them, commend everything that they sell, and there may well be some of these too, my good sir, who are ignorant which of their wares is
[313e] good or bad for the soul; and in just the same case are the people who buy from them, unless one happens to have a doctor's knowledge here also, but of the soul. So then, if you are well informed as to what is good or bad among these wares, it will be safe for you to buy doctrines from Protagoras or from anyone else you please: but if not, take care, my dear fellow, that you do not risk your greatest treasure on a toss of the dice.
Cyrus was told how to NEUTER captives to keep them under control. Power grabbing preachers who want to be MASTERS (Authoratative Teachers) have KEEPING THEM UNDER CONTROL is absolutely necessary less they grasp that Jesus died to pry the burden laders off our backs: the Laded Burdens are types of repeating songs which perform the act of WITCHCRAFT with a boiling pot of frog yes.
Grant, then, forgiveness to the Lydians, and to make sure of their never rebelling against thee, or alarming thee more,
send and forbid them to keep any weapons of war,
Command them to wear tunics under their cloaks,
and to put buskins upon their legs,
and make them bring up their sons to cithern-playing (Kitharizein),
and singing (psallein),
and shop-keeping (Hucksterism). [Corrupting the Word]So wilt thou soon see them become WOMEN instead of men,
and there will be no more fear of their revolting from thee."
Any kind of performing music when Jesus told us to SPEAK that which is written INTENDS to bring glory and more "Authority" to THE Alpah Malel.
- Ludoisi de sungnômên echôn tade autoisi epitaxon, hôs mête aposteôsi mête deinoi toi eôsi: apeipe men sphi pempsas hopla arêia mê ektêsthai, keleue de spheas kithônas -[khiton David's garment] te hupodunein toisi heimasi kai kothornous hupodeesthai, proeipe d' autoisi -kitharizein te kai psallein kai kapêleuein [prostitutes, petty trade, playing tricks, corrupting] paideuein tous paidas. kai tacheôs spheas ô basileu gunaikas ant' andrôn opseai gegonotas, hôste ouden deinoi toi esontai mê aposteôsi."
The word kitharizo means to PLAY THE CITHARA and does not include singing.
- -Kitharizô 1 [kitharis] to play the cithara, phormingi [Apollo, Abaddon, Apollyon] kitharize Il., Hes.; lurêi eraton kitharizôn Hhymn. (so that there can have been no great difference between the kithara, lura, and phorminx ); kitharizein ouk epistatai, of an uneducated person,
-Kithar-isis , eôs, hê, playing on the cithara, Pl.Prt.325e; k. psilê, i.e. without the voice, Id.Lg.669e, cf. Pae.Delph.15; aulêsis kai k. Phld.Mus.p.23 K.
The PSALLO word used to GRASP POWER is an Abaddon word from plucking the Bow String to kill you or plucking the Lyre to mollest you.
-Arassô ,of any violent impact, with collat. notion of rattling, clanging, as of horses, hoplais, pound in a mortar, strike with a shower of stones.
a). kitharēn strike the lyre, Orph.A.382; humnon, melos, etc., Nonn.D.1.15,440, etc.
2. c. dat. modi, arassein tina oneidesi, kakois, assail with reproaches or threats,
II. Pass., to be dashed against, dash one against the other
Pound in a mortar, “holmō a.” Nic. Th.508
Croesus thought the Lydians would even so be better off than if they were sold for slaves, and therefore gave the above advice to Cyrus, knowing that, unless he brought forward some notable suggestion, he would not be able to persuade him to alter his mind. He was likewise afraid lest,after escaping the danger which now pressed, the Lydians at some future time might revolt from the Persians and so bring themselves to ruin.HIGHLAND SOUGHT TO GET ELDERS TO FORCE THEIR WIDOWS AND WORKING PEOPLE TO PAY FOR THEIR PROGRAM
Highland Church of Christ was one of the "progressive" churches in the early days. In 1971 the final disconnect happened between the Disciples of Christ and the Christian Church denominated the NACC. About that time Leroy Garrett invented the Stone Campbell Movement under the false thesis that churches of Christ sected out of the Christian Church in 1906. In fact, the NACC as a separate denomination began in 1927 after years of abortive efforts to use all of those RACA words against those who would not join the Organ and Society party. Any kind of friendly association ended when it was clear that "unity" always meant WE want YOUR congregation and we will "Infiltrate and Diver and blow your house down."
E. R. Harper was the victim of the thesis promoted by a Jo Bass demoting baptism and promoting the Direct Guidance of the Holy Spirit." As the Standard and the NACC used women as stalking horses to try to "take Tennessee for the organ and society party withing 5 years" the mortal attack against the Living WORD and the WRITTEN Word is always led by a key female.
Paul said to pray that the WOMEN not teach over and the MEN not bring on wrath (defined by Thomas below). The reason for EVERYONE to be silent was so that "all might be saved and come to a knowledge of the truth." The Word of Christ in the Prophets and Apostles is THE TRUTH and both OUTLAW any of the hypocritiic arts and crafts which were left--even for the Church of Christ (the Rock) in the Wilderness as MARKS of the end-time Babylonian Mother of Harlots. She uses "lusted after fruits" same as in Amos 8. John called the speakers, singers and instrument players SORCERERS: that was the same word defining the original Mother of Harlots in Babylon who NEUTERED all of the males and made them play instruments and build temples so that she could TEAR THEM DOWN.
Mike Cope just left Highland and ACU to go go a job on Pepperdine to divert the young preachers into musical idolatry which is the mark of the mother of harlots.
Revelation 18:21 And a mighty angel took up a stone like a great millstone,
and cast it into the sea, saying, Thus with violence shall that great city Babylon be thrown down,
and shall be found no more at all.
Revelation 18:22 And the voice of harpers, and musicians, and of pipers, and trumpeters,
shall be heard no more at all in thee; and no craftsman, of whatsoever craft he be,
shall be found any more in thee;
and the sound of a millstone shall be heard no more at all in thee;
Revelation 18:23 And the light of a candle shall shine no more at all in thee; and the voice of the bridegroom and of the bride shall be heard no more at all in thee: for thy merchants were the great men of the earth; for by thy sorceries were all nations deceived.
Revelation 18:24 And in her was found the blood of prophets, and of saints, and of all that were slain upon the earth.
Brandon Scott Thomas: Worship is a verb. It requires action and investment. Worship is one of the greatest ways we have of speaking truth into the spiritual realm and reminding ourselves of those same truths. Worship is adoration. Worship calls for transparency. To be honest, all of life should be a worship offering to our Father.
LITERAL WORSHIP MEANS TO FALL ON YOUR FACE IN REVERENCE AND GODLY FEAR.
Look up Body Worship and you will find the ancient connection between pagan musical rituals and sexuality and homosexuality. Paul in Romans 10 and 1 Corinthians 10 warned about musical idolatry as DEMON WORSHIP at Mount Sinai. In Romans 1 Paul defined the FRUITS which resulted from the instrumental idolatry at Mount Sinai. Even the woman at the Well understood the Purpose Driving the Messiah: He will TELL us all things. Jesus said that worship is NOT in a Temple PLACE but in the SPIRIT or MIND as a PLACE devoted to TRUTH which is the Word of God.
in fact, Jesus said that the Kingdom does not come with observation: that means Religious Observations. What Brandon Scott Thomas is speaking of is LEGALISM when Jesus died to free us FROM the laded burden (arousal songs) and the burden laders: Scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites Christ identified in Ezekiel 33 as speakers, singers and instrument players. These were MARKS of people who had no intention of GIVING HEED TO THE WORD as the only worship concept for the School of Christ.
Religious observations are carefully crafted to take control of all of one's attention. That is the worship concept with is to be directed only to God.Tendo: In the pagan religions they gave lots of attention to tuning or playing their musical instruments: cornu,” “barbiton,” to tune, “tympana tenta tonant palmis, stretching out their bow strings. To shoot, to hurl.
(b). To exert one's self, to strive, endeavor (mostly poet.
b. n partic., to exert one's self in opposition, to strive, try, endeavor, contend “adversus, etc.,” id. 34, 34, 1: “contra,
Lucr. 6, 1195: “tormento citharāque tensior,” [Tendo]
2. In partic.: “nervum tendere, in mal. part.,” Auct. Priap. 70; cf. Mart. 11, 60, 3.—Hence, tentus, a lecherous man,
Lucr. 6.1195 Signs of death from lack of water:ēlŏquĭum , ii, n. id..I. In Aug. poets, and their imitators among prose writers, for eloquentia, eloquence, * Hor. A. P. 217; * Verg. A. 11, 383; Ov. Tr. 1, 9, 46; id. M. 13, 63; 322 al.; Vell. 2, 68, 1; Plin. 11, 17, 18, § 55.—
The heralds of old death. And in those months
Was given many another sign of death:
The intellect of mind by sorrow and dread
Deranged, the sad brow, the countenance
Fierce and delirious, the tormented ears
Beset with ringings, the breath quick and short
Chorda II. Catgut, a string (of a musical instrument),
B. A rope, cord, for binding a slave : “tunc tibi actutum chorda tenditur,” Plaut. Most. 3, 2, 55
Ringing: Cĭthăra , ae, f., = kithara, I. the cithara, cithern, guitar, or lute.
I will inform you. My master has arrived from abroad.
In that case, the cord will be stretched for you; thence to the place where iron fetters clink; after that, straight to the cross.
II. Meton., the music of the cithara, or, in gen., of a stringed instrument, the art of playing on the cithara
Ringing (guitar) I the ear would be equivalent to melody IN the heart.
Brandon Scott Thomas: When a large group of people gather to worship there are likely many different perspectives and stories. Only the Holy Spirit can truly guide us in unity as we worship the Father.
In fact the LOGOS word outlawed personal opinions:
THE CHRISTIAN ANTITHESIS:
1Timothy 4:13 Till I come, give attendance [adtende] to reading, to exhortation, to doctrine.
1Timothy 4:14 Neglect not the gift that is in thee,
which was given thee by prophecy, [teaching]
with the laying on of the hands of the presbytery.
1Timothy 4:15 Meditate upon these things; give thyself wholly to them;
that thy profiting may appear to all.
3191. meletao, mel-et-ah´-o; from a presumed derivative of 3199; to take care of, i.e. (by implication) revolve in the mind: — imagine, (pre-)meditate.Because never in recorded history did PSALLO relate in any sense to MUSICAL MELODY Paul intends that we SPEAK the Word of God and sing and meditate on the Word of God.
Melet-aō , “tauta meleta” 1 Ep.Ti.4.15; esp. practise speaking, con over a speech in one's mind, “logaria dustēna meletēsas” D.19.255; “apologian” Id.46.1; also, deliver, declaim (cf. 11.5 b), “logous”1Timothy 4:16 Take heed unto thyself, and unto the doctrine; continue in them: for in doing this thou shalt both save thyself, and them that hear thee.
Logos 2. generally, account, reckoning, mē phunai ton hapanta nika l. excel
Opposite. ek tēs epagōgēs
Opposite. muthos, as history to legend, Ti.26e; “poiein muthous all' ou logous”
Opposite. phōnē, Arist.Pol.1253a14;
prose, Opposite. poiēsis,
Opposite. emmetra, ib.1450b15 (
l. pezoi, Opposite. poiētikē, D.H.Comp.6; Opposite. poiēmata, ib.15; “koina kai poiēmatōn kai logōn”
lectĭo , ōnis, f. lego.I. A gathering, collecting.
II. A reading, perusal; a reading out, reading aloud.
B. Transf. (abstr. pro contr.), that which is read, reading, text (post-class.)
“juris lectiones,” passages of the laws,
3191. meleta¿w meletao, mel-et-ah´-o; from a presumed derivative of 3199; to take care of, i.e. (by implication) revolve in the mind: — imagine, (pre-)meditate.
Quint. Inst. 10 1.16 But the advantages conferred by reading and listening are not identical. The speaker stimulates us by the animation of his delivery, and kindles the imagination, not by presenting us with an elaborate [p. 13] picture, but by bringing us into actual touch with the things themselves. Then all is life and movement, and we receive the new-born offspring of his imagination with enthusiastic approval. We are moved not merely by the actual issue of the trial, but by all that the orator himself has at stake.
Quint. Inst. 10 1.17 Moreover his voice, the grace of his gestures, the adaptation of his delivery (which is of supreme importance in oratory), and, in a word, all his excellences in combination, have their educative effect.
In reading, on the other hand, the critical faculty is a surer guide, inasmuch as the listener's judgment is often swept away by his preference for a particular speaker, or by the applause of an enthusiastic audience.
rătĭo , ōnis (abl. rationi, Lucr. 6, 66), f. reor, ratus,
Quint. Inst. 10 1.18 For we are ashamed to disagree with them, and an unconscious modesty prevents us from ranking our own opinion above theirs, though all the time the taste of the majority is vicious, and the claque may praise even what does not really deserve approval.
plăcĕo , 1. In scenic lang., of players or pieces presented, to please, find favor, give satisfaction
2. Placere sibi, to be pleased or satisfied with one's self, to flatter one's self, to pride or plume one's self
A. plăcens , entis, P. a., pleasing, charming, dear: self-willed, id. 2 Pet. 2, 10.—
Brandon Scott Thomas: The Holy Spirit is the true worship leader.
Our job as church worship leaders is to lean completely into His leading. We cannot force anyone to worship,
all we can do is stand in the doorway and invite people into the presence of the Living God.
What an honor! What a joy! What a profound burden!
The command for BOTH males is to sit down and shut up so that "we can be saved and come to a knowledge of the Truth." The WRATH brought on by males is the charismatic music promoted at Highland which intends as BST notes, lead you into some kind of ecstacy.
1Timothy 2:5 For there is one God,
and one mediator between God and men,
the man Christ Jesus;
The Holy Spirit as a continuing Comforter has a name: it is Jesus Christ the Righteous. Christ defined true worship both inclusively ind exclusively in the prophets. Jesus made these prophecies more certain and the Apostles as eye-- and ear-- witnesses left us a MEMORY. Peter says that if you private interpret or further expound then the Scriptures are there to MARK you as a false teacher.
You are watching something of BIBLICAL PROPORTIONS when you see people standing in the Holy Places claiming that they are God in Christ with the magicalpower of leading you into God's presence. Like the ACU teachers who claim the role of Christ, this is defined as the Abomination which makes desolate. COMMERCE was marked by the phallic pillars like Jochin and Boaz which says THE MARKET PLACE IS OPEN FOR FLEECING THE LAMBS.
Brandon Scott Thomas: Our worship ministry participants are challenged to view themselves as worship leaders…not just back-up singers to the worship leader. Therefore, we have a tremendous responsibility to come prepared, to lead with great conviction and feeling,
and to exhibit lives that reflect the glory of the Lord. I’ve always said,
“The best way to be an effective worship leader is to just be a devoted worshipper.”
Brandon Scott Thomas: Worship is contagious. When it breaks out, none of us are in the spotlight…there is only one audience and that is God. Our goal is to lift up the name of Jesus…to make ourselves less so that He may increase! Our teams pray for YOU each week, in heartfelt ways, to be drawn by the Spirit into deep worship each time we gather.
That's a lie of course: the object is that you give all of your ATTENDANCE to the hypocritic mockers at feasts. That is Purpose Driven to "make the lambs dumbe beforee the slaughter" and prevent people from worshiping in the PLACE of the spirit as it gives attendance to the Words of Christ in the Prophets and Apostles. That's why Highland USES women and calling Paul a liar.
Entheos , on, in later Prose contr. enthous Ph.2.542, App.Hisp.18, Aen.Gaz.Thphr.p.12 B.:—A.full of the god, inspired, possessed, e. gunaikes, of the Bacchantes, S.Ant.964 (lyr.); e. Arei possessed by him, A.Th.497; “ek Panos” E.Hipp.141; “hupo tou erōtos” X.Smp.1.10: c. gen. rei, “tekhnēs nin Zeus entheon ktisas phrena” A.Eu.17; also e. pros aretēn inspired with a love for it, Pl.Smp.179a: Sup. -ōtatē, phusis, of Homer, Max. Tyr.32.4.II. of divine frenzy, inspired by the god, “tekhnai” A.Ag.1209; “mantikē” Pl.Phdr.244b; “manteiai” Id.Ti.72b; “entheon hē poiēsis” Arist.Rh.1408b19; “e. philia” Plu.2.752c; ta e. frenzied rites, prob.in Herod.8.70. Adv. “entheōs” Men.Mon.229, App.Hisp.26, Jul.Or.7.215b, Iamb.VP32.216.
thuias , ados, hē:—written thuas Tim.Fr.3, A.Th.498 cod. Med.: (thuō):—A.inspired, possessed woman, esp. Bacchante, ll. cc., cf. A.Th. 836, Supp.564 (both lyr.), Plu.2.293f, etc.; cf. foreg.II. fem. Adj., frantic, mad for love,
"The survival of these ideals in a particular late-twentieth-century Southern Baptist culture suggests a complex picture of gender and acceptable ways of being manly or womanly, masculine or feminine.
This complexity of gender relations and the old-fashionedness of the hymns within this cultural community has been ignored,
and perhaps even deliberately concealed, by an official culture that dismisses all sentimental hymnody as vaguely effeminate.
"The notion of music as a tool or technology with a clearly defined purpose is very prevalent in the East. In the West that view is held by some, but others believe that music is entertainment or art and nothing more.
Other methods are: dancing (as used by the Mawlawiyah, or whirling dervishes, a Muslim Sufi sect); the use of sedatives and stimulants (as utilized in some Hellenistic mystery religions); and the use of certain drugs, such as peyote, mescaline, hashish, LSD, and similar products (in certain Islamic sects and modern experimental religious groups).
Most mystics, both in the East and in the West, frown on the use of drugs because no permanent change in the personality (in the mystical sense) has been known to occur.
In certain ancient Israelite prophetic groups, music was used to achieve the ecstatic state, in which the participants, in their accompanying dancing, were believed to have been seized by the hand of Yahweh, the God of Israel, as in the case of Saul, the 11th-century-bc king of Israel.
The Pythia (priestess) of the Greek oracle at Delphi often went into an ecstatic state during which she uttered sounds revealed to her by the python (the snake, the symbol of resurrection), after drinking water from a certain spring.
Her "words" were then interpreted by a priest to help a suppliant find a way to avoid calamities, especially death. In primitive religions, ecstasy was a technique highly developed by shamans, religious personages with healing and psychic-transformation powers, in their "soul," or "spirit," flights. (See Delphic oracle.) "ecstasy" Encyclopædia Britannica Online.<http://members.eb.com/bol/topic?idxref=537658>
Brandon Scott Thomas: If you are interested in participating in this ministry as a praise team singer, choir member, instrumentalist, actor, reader, artist, or in any other creative way, please contact Brandon Scott Thomas at Brandon@highlandchurch.org for ways to get involved.
Ministry is the word DEACON: seems the deacons have been disposed of and women replaced. Paul told Timothy the evangelist to WORK so that he would have the means of sponsoring the Agape which was to FEED the day workers on the way to maybe get some money.
We MINISTERS are to serve others and we do not RIDE ON THE BACKS of widows and honest workers. Especially the religious musicians in the ancient world were called PARASITES. Shame, shame, shame for getting paid to do pretend work when Jesus said to go into your CLOSETS to pray and give ALMS to those who asked and without anyone one watching. The synagogue endorsed by Jesus had a Poor Box which was used for the POOR. We don't have these ROLES and we don't have any DOLE: You have to lie, cheat and steal from honest peoples by the LAW OF GIVING which is a lie.
Israel fell into musical idolatry at Mount Sinai (missed Exodus 32) and he sentenced them beyond Babylon which means "land of no return." The Levites as the PATTERN for music were Jacob-cursed and God-abandoned. They slaughtered 3000 of the brethren because of musical idolatry and the COMMAND was that they stand in ranks and execute any Brandon Scott Thomas who came NEAR or INTO any physical worship place. Missed 1 Corinthians 10?
Moses promised another "prophet" like him as our last warning:
1Corinthians 10:6 Now these things were our examples,
to the intent we should not lust after evil things, as they also lusted.
1Corinthians 10:7 Neither be ye idolaters, as were some of them; as it is written,
The people sat down to eat and drink, and rose up to play.
4. play on a musical instrument, h.Ap.206: c. acc., “Pan ho kalamophthogga paizōn” Ar.Ra.230; dance and sing, Pi. O.1.16.5. play amorously, “pros allēlous”
"The triumphal hymn of Moses had unquestionably a religious character about it; but the employment of music in religious services, though idolatrous, is more distinctly marked in the festivities which attended the erection of the golden calf." (Smith's Bible Dictionary, Music, p. 589).
Matthew 24:48 But and if that evil servant shall say in his heart, My lord delayeth his coming;
Matthew 24:49 And shall begin to smite his fellowservants, and to eat and drink with the drunken; [new wine]
per-cŭtĭo b. To strike, play a musical instrument (poet.): “lyram,” Ov. Am. 3, 12, 40; Val. Fl. 5, 100.—
1. To smite, strike, visit with calamity of any kind (class.): “percussus calamitate,” Cic. Mur. 24, 49: “percussus fortunae vulnere,” id. Ac. 1, 3, 11: “ruina,” Vulg. Zach. 14, 18: anathemate. id. Mal. 4, 6: “plaga,” id. 1 Macc. 1, 32: “in stuporem,” id. Zach. 12, 4.—2. to strike, shock, make an impression upon, affect deeply, move, astound
Any thing or person who is DEDICATED or WAGED to perform some role in a HOLY PLACE to decorate it or give it more glory CANNOT be REDEEMED: they must be BURNED.
Matthew 24:50 The lord of that servant shall come in a day when he looketh not for him, and in an hourMatthew 24:51 And shall cut him asunder, and appoint him his portion with the hypocrites:
that he is not aware of,
there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.hypocrĭta or -es , ae, m., = hupokritēs.I. A mime who accompanied the delivery of an actor by gestures, Suet. Ner. 24; Quint. 2, 17, 12; 11, 3, 7.—II. In eccl. Lat., a hypocrite, Vulg. Job, 8, 13; id. Matt. 6, 2; id. Luc. 12, 56 al.
hupo-kri^tēs , ou, ho,A. one who answers:II. in Att., one who plays a part on the stage, actor, Ar.V.1279, Pl.R.373b, Chrm. 162d, Smp.194b, X. Mem.2.2.9, etc.2. of an orator, poikilos hu. kai perittos (of Dem.) Phld.Rh.1.197 S.; one who delivers, recites, declaimer, “epōn” Tim.Lex. s.v. rhapsōdoi; rhapsodist, D.S.14.109, 15.7; this sense or sense 11.1 is possible in PCair.Zen.4.44 (iii B. C.).3. metaph., pretender, dissembler, hypocrite, LXX Jb.34.30, 36.13, Ev.Matt.23.13, al.
poikilos many-coloured, spotted, pied, dappled, “pardaleē” Il.10.30; “ophis” Hes.Th.300 codd. (aiolon Sch.); “drakōn” Pi.P.8.46;
2. of Art, p. humnos a song of changeful strain or full of diverse art, Pi.O.6.87; “poikilon kitharizōn” Id.N.4.14; “dedaidalmenoi pseudesi poikilois muthoi” Id.O.1.29; of style, “lexis poiētikōtera kai p.” Isoc.15.47 (Comp.); “skhēmatismoi” D.H.Is.3.
mēkhan-ēmarhapsōd-eō , of the poems, to be recited, Lycurg.102. II. c. acc. pers., sing of one, celebrate, “tous andreious” Ar.Ec. 679.
A musical instrument is a machine for doing hard work mostly in making war or the shock and awe to fool the worshipers and to fleece them.
rhapsōd-os , ho, speaks of himself and Homer as en nearois humnois rhapsantes aoidēn, and Pi.N.2.2 calls Epic poets rhaptōn epeōn aoidoi:
Brandon Scott Thomas: We believe that God raises up men and women for specific leadership roles and we want to be a place where people can serve the Lord using their gifts to lead people in worship. We are also always interested in those who have sound or media experience.
"Dionysus is the wine-god, and thus should be a pleasant fellow, a benefactor. But wine has both positive and negative aspects. It makes people drunk, causes them to behave in strange ways. The Greeks were well aware of the dual natures of wine, mirrored by the dual nature of its god.... He betrays a dual nature: being bright, joyous, and vital for life,
while also having a side that is dark, mysterious and deadly.
"The adored wife of the fallen Hector, is taken as a concubine by the authentes, who can command her domestic and sexual services. The word also occurs in a homosexual sense in a speech by Theseus, king of Athens, where love of young boys was considered a virtue rather than a vice." (Charles Trombly, Who Said Women Can't Teach, p. 174)
For we have heard of stags being charmed by the pipe, and seduced by music into the toils, when hunted by the huntsmen. And when mares are being covered, a tune is played on the flute -a nuptial song, as it were.
And every improper sight and sound, to speak in a word, and every shameful sensation of licentiousnes"-which, in truth, is privation of sensation-must by all means be excluded;
and we must be on our guard against whatever pleasure titillates eye and ear, and effeminates. For the various spells of the broken strains and plaintive numbers of the Carian muse corrupt men's morals, drawing to perturbation of mind, by the licentious and mischievous art of music. 101
Brandon Scott Thomas: Our main hope in the Highland Worship Ministry is that Jesus would be magnified by the things we do and that we could infuse our gatherings with creativity and beauty as we honor the Living God.10.03.13- 1.17.14 72