Chris Smith Harpeth Hills Instrumental Music

Instrumental "noise" is the MARK: The BEAST is a "new style of music or Satyric Drama."  The Satyrs were half goat marking perversion.  The Locusts were the "Muses" who were Apollon's Worship team: they were filthy adulteresses and become the SHEPHERDESSES when the Women and Men Rule over you.

Jude 3 Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the common salvation,
        it was needful for me to write unto you, and exhort you
        hat ye should earnestly contend for the faith which was ONCE delivered unto the saints.
Jude 4 For there are certain men crept in unawares,
        who were before of old ORDAINED to this condemnation,
               ungodly men, turning the grace of our God into lasciviousness,
               and denying the only Lord God, AND our Lord Jesus Christ. [LU's trinity]
Jude 5 I will therefore put you in remembrance, though ye once knew this,
        how that the Lord, having saved the people out of the land of Egypt,
        afterward destroyed them that believed not.

Of the Angels of Light among you:
Jude 6 And the angels which kept not their first estate,
        but left their own habitation,
        he hath reserved in everlasting chains
        under darkness unto the judgment of the great day.
Jude 7 Even as Sodom and Gomorrha, and the cities about them in like manner,
        giving themselves over to fornication, and going after strange flesh,
        are set forth for an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire.
Jude 8 Likewise also these filthy dreamers defile the flesh, despise dominion,
        and speak evil of dignities.

Jude 9 Yet Michael the archangel, when contending with the devil he disputed about the body of Moses, durst not bring against him a railing accusation, but said, The Lord rebuke thee.
Jude 10 But these speak evil of those things which they know not:
        but what they know naturally, as brute BEASTS,
        in those things they corrupt themselves.
Jude 11 Woe unto them! for they have gone in the way of CAIN
         and ran greedily after the error of Balaam for REWARD,
        and perished in the gainsaying of Core.
h7014.  Qayin, kah´-yin; the same as 7013 (with a play upon the affinity to 7069);
h7013. qayin, kah´-yin; from 6969 in the original sense of fixity; a lance (as striking fast):—spear.
h6969 quwn, koon; a primitive root; to strike a musical note, i.e. chant or wail (at a funeral):—lament, mourning woman.


2Sam. 1:16 And David said unto him, Thy blood be upon thy head;
        for thy mouth hath testified against thee, saying,
        I have slain the Lord’s anointed. [h4899 Messiah]
2Sam. 1:17 And David lamented with this lamentation over Saul and over Jonathan his son:
h6969.  quwn, koon; a primitive root; to strike a musical note, i.e. chant or wail (at a funeral):—lament, mourning woman.
h7015. qiynah, kee-naw´; from 6969; a dirge (as accompanied by beating the breasts or on instruments):—lamentation.

2Sam. 1:18 (Also he bade them teach the children of Judah the use of the bow:
         behold, it is written in the book of Jasher.) Joshua 10:13
2Sam. 1:19 The beauty of Israel is slain upon thy high places:
        how are the mighty fallen!

Luke 13:28 There shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth, when ye shall see Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, and all the prophets, in the kingdom of God, and you yourselves thrust out.

Jude 12 These are spots in your feasts of charity, when they feast with you,
        feeding themselves without fear: clouds they are without water,
        carried about of winds; trees whose fruit withereth,
        without fruit, twice dead, plucked up by the roots;
Jude 13 Raging waves of the sea, foaming out their own shame;
        wandering stars, to whom is reserved the blackness of darkness for ever.
Jude 14 And Enoch also, the seventh from Adam,
        prophesied of these, saying, Behold, the Lord cometh
        with ten thousands of his saints,


Acts 7:42 Then God turned,
        and gave them up to worship the HOST of heaven; 
        as it is written in the book of the prophets,
        O ye house of Israel,  have ye offered to me slain beasts and sacrifices
        by the space of forty years in the wilderness?

Amos 5:27 Therefore will I cause you to go into
        captivity beyond Damascus,
        saith the LORD, whose name is The God of hosts.
Acts 7:43 Yea, ye took up the tabernacle of Moloch, 
        and the star of your god Remphan, 
        figures which ye made to worship them: 
        and I will carry you away beyond Babylon.


Trumpet, drums, flute, cymbals and castinets with buffoons
Psallo permits ONLY smiting a string with your FINGERS: not a plectrum
Psallo and SOP have the same root meaning.



Revelation 18F: they are all called Sorcerers who HAD once deceived the whole world.

Harpeth presented a short rationale for IMPOSING musical instruments in what they call "WORSHIP" knowing that they were diverting other people's assembly for their own fun and profit and accepting that massive sowing of discord was not their problem.  Paul in Ephesians 4 says that the cunning craftsmen or sophists meaning performance preaching, singing and playing instrument were LYING IN WAIT TO DECEIVE.  Jude using the Mount Sinai instrumental-Trinitarian-perverted idolatry which was BEYOND REDEMPTION to warn.

Both the speaking style and the urge to reject authority with "MUSIC" rejecting the Word, Logos or regulative principle is the mark of the Babylonian Mother of Harlots [Rev 17]. Here priests are Lusted After Fruits who serve as singers, instrument players or "grinders" as prostitutes.  A Techne or craftsman is any Merchant-Clergy all of whom are called "Parasites" when people grasped that God never commanded priests or animal slaughter.

The visible and audible PERSONA which creates Shock and Awe and cast huge numbers to be OFFENDED and CAST by the very IMAGE out of their own property. The "Spirit OF Christ" which defines how God put His WORDS into the MOUTH of the prophets without a helper, Identified the musical "serpent" as "Lucifer, the singing and harp-playing prostitute" in the garden of Eden.

At the Towers of Babylon where the Musical Worship Teams get their ONLY authority:

"The temple was staffed by priests, priestesses, musicians, singers, castrates and hierodules (Temple Prostitutes). Various public rituals, food sacrifices, and libations took place there on a daily basis. There were monthly feasts and annual, New Year celebrations. During the later, the king would be married to Inanna as the resurrected fertility god Dumuzi..." -

Asherah: Queen of Heaven, Ashtoreth, Athirat, Astarte, and Ishtar. Her "male" priestesses were known as kelabim, the faithful "dogs" of the Goddess, who practiced divinatory arts, danced in processions, and served as hierodules, qedeshim, in the company of other priestesses. Goddess worship were largely erased in a cultural purge c. 630 BCE by King Josiah.

"there may have been large numbers of eunuchs, as well as temple slaves. Merlin Stone believes that "sacred women" celebrated their sexuality and fertility by making love in Eanna in Inanna's name. This seems to be supported as that H.R. Hays says that there were temple prostitutes associated with Inanna, which is not too out of line as that she is supposed to be the goddess of prostitutes." (Interpreter's Dict of the Bible, Music, p. 461).

These same Jewish DOGS encircled and Mocked Jesus musically before they stuck Him on the cross as a universal phallic symbol.

Praise Teams in Hosea as Feminist universal connection between "Religion" and "Sexuality."

The "Plowing the Vulva" AFFECT IMAGE is used by


Is. 3:4 And I will give children to be their princes, and babes shall rule over them.
Isaiah 3:4 et dabo pueros principes eorum et effeminati dominabuntur eis

    dominabuntur Ruler,
        MARK Women or the Effeminate as  oratio,
        MARK Women or effeminate who are consilium the person who forms the purpose, 
        MARK Women or the effeminate who Teach Over  aedĭfĭco  in a religious sense, to build up,
      instruct, edify.

Isaiah 3:12 As for my people, children are their oppressors, and women rule over them.
        O my people, they that lead thee cause thee to err, and destroy the way of thy paths.

mŭlĭer as a term of reproach, a woman, i. e. a coward, poltroon: arbĭtror to make a decision,
give judgment or sentence: OR mŭlĭĕro, to make womanish, render effeminate

Boys: -Effeminoto make womanish, effeminate, to enervate: “fortitudinis praeceptailla elocutio
res ipsas effeminat,”  “mollis, luxuriosus, dissolutus): ne quid effeminatum aut molle sit,
Cic. Off. 1, 35, 129; cf. id. Tusc. 4, 30: “intolerabile est servire impuro, impudico, effeminato, 

The Mark of the Beast   The Serpent, Serpo or Beastia is the singing and harp playing prostitute in the garden of Eden.

Anti-Christ Judas - Instrumental Music as Worship

Feminist Theology of Abilene Christian University


Jude 3 Beloved, when I gave all diligence
        to write unto you of the common salvation,
        it was needful for me to write unto you,
        and exhort you that ye should earnestly contend
        for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints.

Jude 4 For there are certain men crept in unawares,
        who were before of old ordained to this condemnation,
        ungodly men, turning the grace of our God into lasciviousness,
        and denying the only Lord God, and our Lord Jesus Christ.

Jude 5 I will therefore put you in remembrance, though ye once knew this,
        how that the Lord, having saved the people out of the land of Egypt,
        afterward destroyed them that believed not.

Exodus 32 They Sat Down to Eat and rose up to play:

This was the Instrumental-Trinitarian-Perverted Idolatry at Mount Sinai.  This violation was BEYOND REDEMPTION.

"Allegory and metaphor elevated the ART over the humdrum of life. The Baroque belittled theatrical realism and dramatic truth as commonplace.

It created the castrato, a creature without sex but with a heavenly voice instead.
It saw the emergence of
virtuosity which transported the listener into a world of marvels.

"The Baroque invented sentimental shepherds and shepherdesses with salon manners and salon language. It created melodies with virtuoso ornaments and opera became a theatre in which singing replaced ordinary speech.

"It invented the wig and female knickers with flounce, lace and ribbons, all of which was to imbue reality with a more poetic character. It created the gallant style and the theory of affections, which isolated and catalogued human emotions and feelings. The opera was the most eloquent manifesto of the escape from reality into a better world.

We know the Gnostics used sexual practices to bind the flesh and the divine together (Rev. 2:20). In most ancient pagan religions the act of procreation was a mystery; they thought fornication and in some instances
homosexuality linked them to the world of the gods.
Apparently, this sexual aspect of Gnosticism was incorporated with
Jezebel's teaching which Jesus condemned (Rev. 3:20). The apostle Peter was aware of this problem." (Trombley, Who Says Women Cannot Teach, p. 176).
Chris Smith says that God Commands Instrumental Music as worship. There is no reason that those who do not follow Jesus and preach the Word--regulative principle or CENI--should know the meaning of the Church (ekklesia), its assembly (synagogue) or the meaning of worship. Worship is IN the spirit which is a PLACE since God does not dwell in houses built by human hands nor is He worshipped by the WORKS of human hands.

The Universities you once Trusted Boasted about "transistioning" young men into the Instrumental Music Sect.

If you would like to discuss any point you can Click Here without disclosing your name.  

The punch line in the book of Acts--and there are others--is Stephen refuting the Jews: God did not command the Temple or sacrificial system. Stephen identifies the beyond-redemption instrumental-trinitarian PLAY. I will post another paper for anyone interested.

Christ in Jeremiah 32 says that if you say that God commanded something
And God did not command it
You despise the Holy Spirit OF Christ  and the word is blasphemy.

The Spirit OF God is the BREATH of the Father who delivers the Word without metron or meter
Therefore, Jesus speaks only what the Father breathes into Him.
Jesus of Nazareth is the "another Comforter" or paraklete. Paul had to SEE and hear the voice of the risen Spiritual Jesus for any further instructions.  If you claim that A spirit is going to affirm your agenda the only personified spiritus is Abaddon or Apollon who is the leader of the muses (locusts) in person.

"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).

Acts 7:41 And they made a calf in those days,
        and offered sacrifice unto the idol,
        and rejoiced in the works of their own hands.


God is not worshipped with the words or works of human hands.

Euphrainō , Ep. euphr-, fut. Att.155.12, Pi.I.7(6).3
II. Pass., make merry, enjoy oneself,  Xen. Sym. 7.5
ai. mēkhanēn, in the theatre, Aso “epi tas mēkhanas katapheugousi theous
4. take up and bear, as a burden, “moronA.Pers.547; “athlonS.Tr.80; “algosA.R.4.65.
2. raise by words, hence, praise, extol, E.Heracl.322, etc.; ai. logōto exaggerate, D.21.71.
Mēkha^n-ē   “panta sophismata kai pasas m. epepoiēkee es autous DareiosHdt. 3.152; mēkhanais Diosby the arts of Zeus, “sophistōn m.Pl.Lg.908d
Plat. Laws 908d For whereas the one class will be quite frank in its language about the gods and about sacrifices and oaths, and by ridiculing other people will probably convert others to its views, unless it meets with punishment,
        the other class, while holding the same opinions as the former, yet being specially “gifted by nature'' and being full of craft and guile, is the class out of which are manufactured many diviners and experts in all manner of jugglery; and from it, too, there spring sometimes tyrants and demagogues and generals, and those who plot by means of peculiar mystic rites of their own, and the devices of those who are called “sophists.” Of these there may be many kinds;
Sophis-tēs , ou, ho, A.master of one's craft, adept, expert, of diviners, meletan sophistais prosbalon”“hoi s. tōn hierōn melōn  [melody in a holy place]; of Pythagoras, Hdt.4.95;
2. sophist (in bad sense), quibbler, cheat, 3. later of the rhētores, Professors of Rhetoric,
Apollōnidē sophistēApollon-Abaddon Leader of the Muses or Locusts
Melos and Not Psallo speaks of musical melody or cantillation

Acts 7:42 Then God turned,
        and gave them up to worship the host of heaven;
[NOT The Creator of the Hosts] 
        as it is written in the book of the prophets,
        O ye house of Israel,  have ye offered to me slain beasts and sacrifices
        by the space of forty years in the wilderness?

No: God never commanded them Isaiah 1; Jeremiah 7

Acts 7:43 Yea, ye took up the tabernacle of Moloch, and the star of your god Remphan,
        figures which ye made to worship them: and I will carry you away beyond Babylon.


WHAT IS A PLAGUE: PLESSO  Mark of Character, a weeping sores, 4. of musical sounds, houtôsi plęgenta houtôs ephthenxato ta phônęenta
WHAT IS THE BEAST: Thērion , term of reproach, beast, creature mousikē aei ti kainon thērion tiktei”  A new style of music and a Satyric (Pan, Cappella) drama: debating with chairs, being a buffoon to lie to and about God.
WHAT IS AN IMAGE: "turning the Word of God into a song" LOGOS or Regulative Principle outlaws it. Imāgo hoc tibi sub nostra breve carmen imagine vivat,Mart. 9, 1: “epistula atque imago me certum fecit, reverberation of sound, an echo, imitation, in OPPOSITION to what is original Logos or Lexis is OPPOSITE to an ODE and ODE is the opposite of LEXUS. lūdĭus
lūdĭus  A stageplayer, pantomimist: actor ludii barbari,” Mocking at Mount Sinai and the Levites musically mocking Jesus
inter-pōno  To insert, interpose, introduce
WHAT IS THE MARK: character: imprinted, or branded, kh. ekhidnēs the serpent's mark, to tēs monados sēmantikon kh.” Marking time (chronos, KAIROS) kerkidos ph.S.Fr.595; suriggōnE.Tr.127 (lyr.); “aulōn Mnesim.4.56 (anap.); rare in early Prose, “organōn phōnaiBOASTING
kerkidos = phōnē kerkidosS.Fr.595; kerkidos humnois ib.890 (lyr.); “kerkidos aoidou
suriggōn2. cat-call, whistle, hiss, as in theatres, imitated the dying hisses of the serpent [WE CAN HOPE] the Mark of God driving His enemies into "hell" and the LAKE OF FIRE.
aulōnho Bakkheios rhuthmos  Bacchus or Dionysus the wineskins god, clergy hoped for Jewish perverted Messiah. They piped, he refused to bow down, be initiated and slng or lament and DANCE.
organōn musical instrument for making war:  concrete, work or product, [Jubal WITHOUT AUTHORITY]
        OPPOSITE to
organ of sense or apprehension: HOLDING harps of God means APPEHENDING His voice.

Philodemos considered it paradoxical that music should be regarded as veneration of the gods while musicians were paid for performing this so-called veneration. Again, Philodemus held as self-deceptive the view that music mediated religious ecstasy. He saw the entire condition induced by the noise of cymbals and tambourines as a disturbance of the spirit. (Paul called it mad or insane) He found it significant that, on the whole, only women and effeminate men fell into this folly."

If you look for a holy spirit to contradict all of the Scriptures all of the passages prove that you can never recover.  Musical Idolatry is not so much the sin as it is God's way to mark those from whom the lamps have been removed (Rev 18). That is because they are really SORCERERS or angels of light and they will be-are CAST ALIVE INTO THE LAKE OF FIRE.

What the Spirit of Christ condemned in Amos:

"In pagan traditions, musical instruments are invented by gods or demi-gods, such as titans. In the Bible, credit is assigned to antediluvian patriarchs, for example, the descendants of Cain in Genesis 4:21. There is no other biblical tradition about the invention of musical instruments." (Freedman, David Noel, Bible Review, Summer 1985, p. 51). (Proof Here).

Gen. 4:21 And his brother’s name was Jubal:  [Jubilee]
          he was the father [’âb] of all such as handle the harp and organ.
[21] et nomen fratris eius Iubal ipse fuit pater canentium cithara et organo

As a Cainite He is said to be the genetic sire of those who handle instruments in a sexual way..
Revelation 18 says the lusted after fruits as priests of the original Babylon Mother of Harlots whose priests are craftsmen, singers  and instrumeent players are SORCERERS who HAD led the whole world

HANDLE without authority and in a sexual way.
8610. taphas, taw-fas´; a primitive root; to manipulate, i.e. seize; chiefly to capture, wield, specifically, to overlay; figuratively, to use unwarrantably:-catch, handle, (lay, take) hold (on, over), stop, x surely, surprise, take. [KAIROS TIME]
H8611 tôpheth to'-feth From the base of H8608 ; a smiting, that is, (figuratively) contempt:—tabret.
H8612 tôpheth to'-feth The same as H8611 ; Topheth, a place near Jerusalem:—Tophet, Topheth. HELL
H8608 tâphaph taw-faf' A primitive root; to drum, that is, play (as) on the tambourine:—taber, play with timbrels.

orgănum , i, n., = organon,
Of musical instruments, a pipe, Quint. 11, 3, 20; 9, 4, 10; Juv. 6, 3, 80; Vulg. Gen. 4, 21; id. 2 Par. 34, 12
Ergon  [Ergô], 1. in Il. mostly of deeds of war, polemęďaerga, 3.a hard piece of work, a hard task, Il.: also, a shocking deed or act,
Ergon [opposite to productive work] alęth-ęs [Opposite of truthful, honest people, opposite of true, unerring oracles] 1. in Il. mostly of works or deeds of war,

Polemeios: warlike, aoida war-note, of the trumpet,  Aoid-ę  5. = eppsdę, spell, incantation
Ezek. 28:13 Thou hast been in Eden the garden of God; every precious stone was thy covering, the sardius, topaz, and the diamond, the beryl, the onyx, and the jasper, the sapphire, the emerald, and the carbuncle, and gold: the workmanship of thy tabrets and of thy pipes was prepared in thee in the day that thou wast created. [Bara includes to CAST DOWN]
Ezek. 28:16 By the multitude of thy merchandise they have filled the midst of thee with violence,
        and thou hast sinned:
        therefore I will cast thee as profane out of the mountain of God:
        and I will destroy thee, O covering cherub, from the midst of the stones of fire.

END TIME APOSTASY: Kairos means Just the time to STRIKE
The leader of the colonizers or those who take your property for their use (heresy) is Apollon or Abaddon.

Rick Atchley: "We used christian bands to teach your youth to leave your movement."
[but keep the property).

The name Phoebus (also spelled Phevos, Greek for "shining one") was also used for Apollo in the context of the god of light. As Smintheus ("rat") and Parnopius ("grasshopper"), he was the god of the plague and defender against rats and locusts.

Apollo was known as the leader of the Muses ("musagetes") and director of their choir. His attributes included: swans, wolves, dolphins, bows and arrows, a laurel crown, the cithara (or lyre) and plectrum. The tripod is another attribute, representative of his prophetic powers.

As god of colonization, Apollo gave guidance on colonies, especially during the height of colonization, 750-550 BC.

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 drama
  sikinn-i^s si^, or siki_nis (E.Cyc.37), idos, A. SikinninD.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 ,
Lisping Actors: III. as a term of reproach, beast, creature, , cf. Eq.273; kolaki, deinō thēriōPl.Phdr.240b; 

mousikę aei ti kainon thęrion tiktei
Mousikos, musical, agônes m. kai gumnikoi  choroi te kai agônes ta mousika music,  

II. of persons, skilled in musickuknos [minstrel]  kai alla zôia; peri aulous - professional musicians, mousikos kai melôn poętęs, 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
D. Therion
E. Tikto mostly of the mother of Rhea one of the zoogonic or vivific principles

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 tinōnIG22.121
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;

What Chris Smith says: that: Casual Observer would know not heard a sermon preached [against instruments] for 30 years. The youth had been led using instruments for ten years or more. 

They had already been subverted as the plan beginning with the Jubilee movement.  However, he says that the elders and preacher did not have an agenda before they began praying for God to GUIDE THEM into what He defines as idolatry and the mark of burning.

Christ in Jeremiah 23 notes that if you say that God commanded something He did NOT command that despises the WORD and the Latin is blasphemy.

To a question, he responds, "you are going to find a lot of a cappella churches that are gonna' start saying 'Sunday morning we are going to be a cappella, but after that, we are going to let a lot of freedom reign,' which is pretty much what we do at Richland Hills. You walk into our youth center Sunday morning or Wednesday night: and I'm telling you--Christian rock an' roll is just blasting'" (p. 9). [that F word]

When WE made the decision, WE knew WE  would have to explain why WE were making the decision,  so I led the church through some teaching on why WE were making the change WE made.

And "We used christian bands to teach your youth to leave your movement."

Unfortunately they use ALL of the passages connected with God's abandonment of the Jews to worship the starry host BECAUSE of instrumental idolatry at Mount Sinai.

None of these passages have to do with the Christ-ordained Church in the Wilderness which was inclusively-exclusively a School of the Word.  Christ warns about Lucifer (Zoe) as the singing and harp-playing prostitute.  Instrumental NOISE never music was used to make the lambs dumb during the God-abandoned slaughter of the innocents and their HOLOCAUST.

Chris Smith builds on the pattern of 2 Chronicles 29: they burned infants just before Hezekiah burned goat as exorcism of an Assyrian polluted king, kingdom, temple and priesthood none of which God commanded.  And as soon as Hezekiah died the restored burning infants. They profaned the REST day but it didn't matter: God had abandoned them.
  1. However, the SABBATH was never a day of worship for the godly Jews.
  2. If you say that the Lord's Day is for worship meaning "to make the lambs dumb before the slaughter.
  3. Then, You still blaspheme because the REST day was for refreshing the body and for EDUCATION ONLY.
Sabba^t-ismos , ho,
A.a keeping of days of rest, Ep. Hebr.4.9,   (codd., baptismous Bentley).

If you say that our new REST day is for worshiping the performers trying to attract the WORLD (for which Jesus does not pray), at Best you are selling your body parts with no intention of "using one mind and one mouth to speak that which is written." SPEAK is the opposite of ODE.  Chris is Wrong: the text does not say SING Psalms. The word SPEAK is the opposite of music. The word or LOGOS, or regulative principle is OPPOSITE to rhetoric (however slick), singing or playing the guitar.
skholē , , A. leisure, rest, ease,
Heb. 4:11  Let us labour therefore to enter into that rest,
        lest any man fall after the same example of unbelief.
Any casual reader would never find an example of group singing with or without instruments AS worship.  Any bible student would have to be educated to miss the PATTERN of Jesus.
Matt. 11:27 All things are delivered unto me of my Father:
        and no man knoweth the Son, but the Father;
        neither knoweth any man the Father, save the Son,
        and he to whomsoever the Son will reveal him.

God HIDES from the wise or Sophists: rhetoricians, singers instrument players and speaks only to BABES needing food.

Matt. 11:28 Come unto me,
        all ye that labour and are heavy laden,  [music and taxes]
        and I will give you rest. [STOP the speaking, singing, playing, acting]
Matt. 11:29 Take my yoke upon you,
        and LEARN of me;
        for I am meek and lowly in heart:
        and ye shall find rest unto your souls.

Chris Smith says that the elders talked to themselves and claimed that God was leading them but that despises the LOGOS or Regulative Principle which excludes personal comments,  singing, playing instruments or acting. Chris Smith and the "progressives" think that the people work for those Jesus practiced and commanded as servants, and the more warm bodies they can collect the higher the TAKE.  There is no law of tithing or "laying by in store."
Skhol-azō , have leisure or spare time, to be at leisure, have nothing to do, Devote oneself to a Master: Jesus is the ONLY Master Teacher even when Senior Pastors claim that THEY are.
II. s. apo tinos have rest or respite from a thing, cease from doing, X.Cyr. 7.5.52; apo tou Krōmnou were set free from the operations at K., Id.HG7.4.28; also “s. ergōn Plu.Nic.28.
s. kalōs
spend one's leisure well, Id.Pol.1337b31; s. eleutheriōs kai sōphronōs ib.1326b31:
3. abs., devote oneself to learning: hence, give lectures (cf. “skholē
peri logousPlu.Brut.22; “pros ennoia . . pros hautonId.Num.14.
esp. of students, study, attend lectures, devote oneself to a master, attend his lecture
3. abs., devote oneself to learning: hence, give lectures (cf. “skholē11), Apollon. Perg. Con. 1 Praef.; “s. AthēnēsinPhld.Rh.1.95 S.; “en Lukeiō

The SOLE words are to READ or listen to the READING of the Word only.

2. know again, recognize, Od.4.250; once in Hdt., acknowledge, own, of written characters, know them again, and so, read, anagignōskontesstudents, Plu.Alex. Pass., ta biblia ta anegnōsmena books read aloud, hence, PUBLISHED, Opposite. ta anekdota, [personal stories or opinions'
Matt. 23:4 For they bind heavy burdens and grievous to be borne,
        and lay them on men’s shoulders;
         but they themselves will not move them with one of their fingers.
Matt. 23:5 But all their works they do for to be seen of men:
        they make broad their phylacteries,
        and enlarge the borders of their garments,
Matt. 23:6 And love the uppermost rooms at feasts,
        and the chief seats in the synagogues,
Matt. 23:7 And greetings in the markets, and to be called of men, Rabbi, Rabbi.
Matt. 23:8 But be not ye called Rabbi:
        for one is your Master, even Christ; and all ye are brethren.
Matt. 23:9 And call no man your father upon the earth:
        for one is your Father, which is in heaven.
Matt. 23:10 Neither be ye called masters: for one is your Master, even Christ.
Matt. 23:11 But he that is greatest among you shall be your servant.
Matt. 23:12 And whosoever shall exalt himself shall be abased;
        and he that shall humble himself shall be exalted.

Chris Smith follows the White Paper of the NACC boasting about "transistioning" churches of Christ into instrumental idolatry. He lists all of the passages about instruments under the GOD CURSED AND ABANDONED Monarchy. This was ANTITHETICAL to the Synagogue called the SCHOOL and the godly people were restricted to quarantine them from the Harpith Hills Worship Rituals.  In his proof texts God has ABANDONED the Civil-Military.Clergy to worship the starry hosts.  The service of the Levite Sorcerers is the same  word used of ABADDON or Apollyon  now probably unleashed from Hell as the Leader of the musicians.

Paul warned that the cunning craftsmen or sophists (speakers, singers, instrument players) should be removed by APT elders because this is the mark of those LYING IN WAIT TO DECEIVE.

If you believe all of the proof texts of God-abandoned Jews you will not be able to read all of those condemnations which Chris Smith says are NOT in the Bible.  While they repudiate the Regulative Principle or LOGOS which outlaws rhetoric and music Christ in Isaiah 8 says that this is the mark that THERE IS NO LIGHT IN THEM. Therefore for the tiny number of the Little Flock of the SECT that is called the WAY (a narrow road) we will list a few of the absolute MARKS those turning and rending churches claim are not there. God sends strong delusions so that people probably can no longer read the text: Lying Wonders are religious operations claiming that all of the performing arts are from God.

Legalism or NOMOS defined.
-Nomos , ho, ( [nemô] ) can mean "the Law of God" without respect to MOSES.

A. that which is in habitual practice, use or possession,  .
I. usage, custom, Mousai melpontai pantōn te nomous kai ēthea kednaHes.Th.66; “n. arkhaios aristos
II. melody, strain, oida d' ornikhōn nomōs pantōnAlcm.67; “n. hippiosPi.O. 1.101; Apollōn hageito pantoiōn n.Id.N.5.25; “n. polemikoiTh.5.69; “epēlalaxan Arai ton oxun n.A.Th.952 (lyr.); “krektoi n.S.Fr. 463, cf. AP9.584: metaph., “tous Haidou n.S.Fr.861.
2. esp. a type of early melody created by Terpander for the lyre as an accompaniment to Epic texts, “n. orthiosHdt.1.24; “n. BoiōtiosS.Fr.966; “n. kitharōdikoiAr.Ra.1282, cf. Pl.Lg.700d, Arist.Po.1447b26, Pr.918b13, etc.; also for the flute, “n. aulōdikosPlu.2.1132d; without sung text, n. aulētikos ib.1133d, cf. 138b, Poll.4.79; later, composition including both words and melody, e.g. Tim.Pers.

But in my time it was devoted to the worship of Dionysus. This Dionysus they call Melpomenus (Minstrel), on the same principle as they call Apollo Musegetes (Leader of the Muses). Here there are images of Athena Paeonia (Healer), of Zeus, of Mnemosyne (Memory) and of the Muses, an Apollo, the votive offering and work of Eubulides, and Acratus, a daemon attendant upon Apollo; it is only a face of him worked into the wall.
Jacob commands that we WAIT for Shiloh to come: until then the command is not to attend the synagogues of the tribe of Levi nor to enter into covenant with them.  Those who use all of the Old Testament passages as authority to deliberately sow discord do not know nor need to know that the godly people attended synagogue which excluded all of the showmanship such as rhetoric or vocal or instrumental rejoicing. It is musically mocking Jesus when elders do not teach that which has been taught.

Gen. 49:5 Simeon and Levi are brethren;
        instruments (h3617 weapon, psaltery)
        of cruelty are in their habitations.
                 (stabbing, dig through furnace, for burning
                 Bellor fight,  carry on war,
h3617 a musical instrument, instruments of God's Wrath. The devices of the evil used to carry out his plans
Musical Instruments

2 Chronicles 34:13Also they were over the bearers of burdens, and were overseers of all that wrought the work in any manner of service: and of the Levites there were scribes, and officers, and porters.

Psa 71 22  I will also praise thee
    with the psaltery,
         even thy truth, O my God: unto thee
        will I sing with the harp,
O thou Holy One of Israel.
23  My lips shall greatly rejoice when I sing unto thee; and my soul, which thou hast redeemed.
24  My tongue also shall talk of thy righteousness all the day long: for they are confounded, for they are brought unto shame, that seek my hurt.

That chant to the sound of the viol, and invent to themselves instruments of musick, like David; Am.6:5

Instruments of the Indignation of Jehovah.

Isaiah 13:[4] The noise of a multitude in the mountains, as of a great people! the noise of a tumult of the kingdoms of the nations gathered together! Yahweh of Hosts is mustering the host for the battle.
sŏno , I. Neutr., to make a noise, to sound, resound: aes sonit, the trumpet sounds
Isa 13:5 They come from a far country, from the end of heaven, even the Lord, and the weapons of his indignation, to destroy the whole land.

The Lord hath opened his
armoury, and hath brought forth the weapons of his indignation: for this is the work of the Lord God of hosts in the land of the Chaldeans. Jeremiah 50:25

Gen. 49:6 O my soul,
        come not thou into their secret;
        unto their assembly,
        mine honour,
        be not thou united:
                for in their anger they slew a man,
                and in their selfwill they digged down a wall.
Consilior to take counsel, to consult,
h5475 Sod h3245 session, deliberaton, secret.
h3519  Kabod theglory  or darkness of the temple
Coitus come A.  Abstr., a coming or meeting together, an assembling: A. A uniting, joining together, combination
Gen. 49:7 Cursed be their anger, for it was fierce; and their WRATH, for it was cruel:
        I will divide them in Jacob, and scatter them in Israel.

Divido I. To force asunder, part, separate, divide (very freq. and class.; cf.: distribuo, dispertio; findo, scindo, dirimo, divello, separo, sejungo, segrego, secerno).
Acts 7:41 And they made a calf in those days, and offered sacrifice unto the idol,
         and rejoiced in the works of their own hands.
In 1 Corinthians 10 rising up to PLAY meaning with singing and playing instruments was the worship of DEMONS or Devils. This was a sin without redemption. As a result God used the Jacob-Cursed Levites (instrumental noise makers) to slaughter 3000 of the idolatrous brethren. He therefore commanded them to STAND IN RANKS ready to slaughter Chris Smith or any preacher who came INSIDE the gates of animal slaughter.
Rev. 9:20 And the rest of the men which were not killed by these plagues yet repented not of the works of their hands, that they should not worship devils, and idols of gold, and silver, and brass, and stone, and of wood: which neither can see, nor hear, nor walk:

g2041.  ergon, er´-gon; from a primary (but obsolete) e¶rgw ergo (to work); toil (as an effort or occupation); by implication, an act: — deed, doing, labour, work.

ŏpus epoikhomai , theous trapezais [collection plates] e. draw near to the gods with sacrificial feasts, Pi.O.3.40 ; “euergetanId.P.2.24.
From the singing and harp-playing prostitute in the garden of Eden to the Babylon Mother of Harlots the effeminate (Revelation) serve her with rhetoric, singing, playing instruments (Revelation 18). Jesus has John call  them SORCERERS which is the name of the BEGINNING TIME mother of harlots. By the definition of "corrupting the Word" and the Greek view of sophists (speakers, singers, instrument players) are called prostitutes because they sell their body parts. 


Ex. 18:19 Hearken now unto my voice, I will give thee counsel, and God shall be with thee:
        Be thou for the people to Godward,
        that thou mayest bring the causes unto God:

Ex. 18:20 And thou shalt teach them ordinances and laws,  
        and shalt shew them the way wherein they must walk,  
       and the work that they must do.
A. Objectively, sacredness, sanctity (in this sense rare, and only in sing.): sanctitas regum, et caerimonia deorum. Caes. ap. Suet. Caes. 6: legationis. Cic. Rosc. Am. 39, 113; Tac. A. 4, 64 fin.: 3, 61: loci. id. ib. 14, 22 fin.
B. Subjectively, a holy dread, awe, reverence, veneration of the Deity (external; while religio has regard both to internal and external reverence for God; rare except in sing.)
Cic. S. Rosc. 39.113  Is it not so? In the most trifling affairs be who neglects a commission, must be condemned by a most dishonouring sentence; what punishment ought to be inflicted on that man who has not hindered some private advantage by his carelessness, but has polluted and stained by his treachery the solemnity of the very commission itself? or by what sentence shall he be condemned?
Ostendo , A.  In gen., to show, disclose, exhibit, manifest: ille dies cum gloriā maximā sese nobis ostendat, 2. Transf.: “vocem,to make heard, Phaedr. 1, 13, 9.—
1. to show, express, indicate by speech or signs; to give to understand, to declare, say, tell, make known, etc. (syn.: indico, declaro, significo).—With acc.: “illud ostendit,Cic. Att. 1, 1, 4.—With obj.- or rel.-clause: “ostendit se cum rege colloqui [ to talk together, converse] velle,Nep. Con. 3, 2:
Because Moses admitted that he needed help especially in instructing all of the people:

Ex. 18:21 Moreover thou shalt provide
        out of all the people
        able men, [Apt]
        such as fear God, [H337 yârę’ From H3372 ; fearing; morally reverent]:—
        men of truth, [stable, truth, trustworthy]
        hating covetousness; [unjust gain]
and place such over them, to be
        rulers of thousands,
        and rulers of hundreds,
        rulers of fifties, and 
        rulers of tens:

H8269 śar sar From H8323 ; a head person (of any rank or class):—captain (that had rule), chief (captain), general, governor, keeper, lord, ([-task-]) master, prince (-ipal), ruler, steward.


There is no command for "instrumental worship" in the Law of Moses. When the elders FIRED God so they could worship like the pagans (with instruments) David issued all of the commands for instruments.  When you are abandoned by God to worship according to the Monarchy Plan this is the MARK that God has deserted you and will NOT answer when you call for help. Human imagination claiming "a" spirits help should know that the SPIRITUS in a personified sense speaks of Apollo, Abaddon or Apollyon: he has been unleashed from hell and he is known as the Leader of the Muses.  John uses the word LOCUST to fool those who did not know what many readers would understand.

THE SYNAGOGUE OR CHURCH OF CHRIST (THE ROCK) IN THE WILDERNESS: This quarantined the godly people from all of Christ Smith's Proof Texts.

Numbers 10.[7]  [7] quando autem congregandus est populus simplex tubarum clangor erit et non conciseululabunt

Academia congregation. Collect into a flock,  where plato taught, scholars are called Academici, and his doctrine Philosophia Philosophia Academica,

in distinction from Stoica, Cynica, etc., Cic. de Or. 1, 21, 98; id. Or. 3, 12; id. Fin. 5, 1, 1 al.

The Cynics were the DOGS Paul excluded from the assembly.
The philosophy of the Acadamy, A. For The philosophy of the Academy: “instaret academia, quae quidquid dixisses,
Dixisses: to say, speak, utter, tell, mention, relate, affirm, declare, state, assert

Cyrenaica pleasure is the only good. Good in a pleasing agitation of the mind or in active enjoyment. hedone. Nothing is just or unjust by nature, but by custom and law.

Augustine stating that they had, "in violation of the modest instincts of men, boastfully proclaimed their unclean and shameless opinion, worthy indeed of dogs." De Civitate Dei 14.20.
Cynĭcus , i, m., = κυνικός (doglike).
I. Subst., a Cynic philosopher, a Cynic, Cic. de Or. 3, 17, 62; id. Fin. 3, 20, 68; Hor. Ep. 1, 17, 18; Juv. 13, 121: “nudi dolia,” i. e. of Diogenes, id. 14, 309.—Hence, adj.: Cynĭcus , a, um, Cynic: “institutio,Tac. A. 16, 34: “cena,Petr. 14; and in * adv.: Cynĭcē , after the manner of the Cynics, Plaut. Stich. 5, 4, 22.—
You say right; I care for no dainties. Drink away, Piper13; drink, if you do drink. I' faith, this must be drunk--don't shirk it. Holds the goblet to the PIPER. Why flinch at what you see must be done by you? Why don't you drink? Do it, if you are to do it. Take it, I tell you, for the public pays for this. That's not your way to shirk your drink. Take your pipes14 out of your mouth. The PIPER drinks.
14 Take your pipes: The "Tibicines," "Pipers" or "flute-players," among the Greeks and Romans, were in the habit of playing upon two pipes at the same time. These were perfectly distinct, and were not even, as has been supposed by some, connected by a common mouth-piece. The Romans were particularly fond of this music, and it was introduced both at sacrifices, funerals, and entertainments. See a comical story about the Roman "Tibicines" in the Fasti of Ovid, B. 6, l. 670 et seq. From the present specimen they appear to have been merry souls, occupying much the same place as the country fiddlers of modern times.

When he has drunk, either do you mind my rules, or else I'll give up. I don't wish us to drink this straight out; we shall soon be about nothing; for, by my faith, almost all in a moment, the cask might be turned head downwards

to the PIPER . How now? Although you did make a fuss about it, still it didn't hurt you. Come, Piper, when you've done drinking, put back your pipes to your lips; quickly puff out your cheeks, just like a reptile serpent. Come now, Stichus, whichever of the two breaks order, shall be fined a cup.


> For I spake NOT unto your fathers, nor commanded them
        in the day that I brought them out of the land of Egypt,
       concerning burnt offerings or sacrifices: Jeremiah 7:22

> But this thing commanded I them, saying,
       Obey my voice, and I will be your God, and ye shall be my people:
       and walk ye in all the ways that I have commanded you,
       that it may be well unto you. Jeremiah 7:23

> But they HEARKENED NOT, nor inclined their ear,
       but walked in the counsels and in the imagination of their evil heart,
       and went backward, and not forward. Jeremiah 7:24


Acts 7:38 This is he, that was in the church [of Christ the Rock] in the wilderness
        with the angel which spake to him
        in the mount Sina, and with our fathers:
        who received the lively oracles to give unto us
        Not the Law but The Book of The Covenant made by Christ to Abraham.
Acts 7:39 To whom our fathers would not obey, 
        but thrust him from them,
        and in their hearts turned back again into Egypt,
Acts 7:40 Saying unto Aaron, 
        Make us gods to go before us: for as for this Moses, 
        which brought us out of the land of Egypt, we wot not what is become of him.

Acts 7:41 And they made a calf in those days, 
        and offered sacrifice unto the idol, 
        and rejoiced in the works of their own hands.

Euphrainō , Ep. euphr-, fut. Att.155.12, Pi.I.7(6).3

Pind. I. 6
Just as we mix the second bowl of wine when the men's symposium is flourishing, here is the second song of the Muses for Lampon's children and their athletic victories: first in Nemea, Zeus, in your honor they received the choicest of garlands,

Pind. I. 7   In which of the local glories of the past, divinely blessed Thebe, did you most delight your spirit? Was it when you raised to eminence the one seated beside Demeter of the clashing bronze cymbals, flowing-haired [5] Dionysus? Or when you received, as a snow-shower of gold in the middle of the night, the greatest of the gods, when he stood in the doorway of Amphitryon, and then went in to the wife to beget Heracles?

But since ancient grace sleeps, and mortals are forgetful of whatever does not reach the highest bloom of skillful song, joined to glorious streams of words, [20] then begin the victory procession with a sweet-singing hymn for Strepsiades;
Acts 7:42 Then God turned,
        and gave them up to worship the host of heaven;
        as it is written in the book of the prophets,
        O ye house of Israel,  have ye offered to me slain beasts and sacrifices
        by the space of forty years in the wilderness?
Acts 7:43 Yea, ye took up the tabernacle of Moloch
        and the star of your god Remphan, 
        figures which ye made to worship them: 
        and I will carry you away beyond Babylon.

PSALM 41 PROPHESIES THAT JUDAS WITH TRY TO ALARM OR TRIUMPH OVER JESUS: This was the vocal or instrumental rejoicing proving that the clergy could in fact stick their messiah on a pointed stick.

Jeremiah 11:17 For the LORD of hosts, that planted thee, hath pronounced evil against thee,
        for the evil of the house of Israel and of the house of Judah,
        which they have done against themselves to provoke me to anger in offering incense unto Baal.
Psa. 44:20 If we have forgotten the name of our God,
        or stretched out our hands to a strange god;

Jer. 23:25 I have heard what the prophets said,
         that prophesy lies in my name, saying, I have dreamed, I have dreamed.
Jer. 23:26 How long shall this be in the heart of the prophets that prophesy lies? y
        ea, they are prophets of the deceit of their own heart;
Jer. 23:27 Which think to cause my people to forget my name
        by their dreams which they tell every man to his neighbour,
        as their fathers have forgotten my name for Baal.
Out of several million Israelites who were sentenced back to Babylon because of musical idolatry:
Rom. 11:4 But what saith the answer of God unto him?
        I have reserved to myself seven thousand men,
        who have not bowed the knee to the image of Baal.
Jeremiah 11:18 And the LORD hath given me knowledge of it, and I know it:
        then thou shewedst me their doings.
Jeremiah 11:19 But I was like a lamb or an ox that is brought to the slaughter;
         and I knew not that they had devised devices against me, saying,
         Let us destroy the tree with the fruit thereof,
         and let us cut him off from the land of the living,
         that his name may be no more remembered.
Cōgĭto  a Plot  cogitavit etiam de Homeri carminibus abolendis,Suet. Calig. 34:quid bellicosus Cantaber et Scythes cogitet,what he plots, devises,
Carmen  an oracular response, a prophecy; a form of incantation (cf.: cano, cantus, and canto). also versus, numeri, modi): carmen tuba ista peregit ( = sonus),
(sc. Apollinem) concordant carmina nervis, canere miserabile carmen,
5. A magic formula, an incantation: Carminibus Circe socios mutavit Ulixi,

Circe is the holy harlot of Revelation and the NAME of CHURCH beyond being A School of the Word.

Cantus I.the production of melodious sound, a musical utterance or expression, either with voice or instrument; hence, song, singing, playing, music (while carmen is prop. the contents or substance of the song, etc.; cf.: qui enim cantus moderatā oratione dulcior invenire potest? Quod carmen artificiosā conclusione aptius?Cic. de Or. 2, 8, 34 ). B.An incantation, charm, magic song, etc.: cantusque artesque magorum

Jer. 23:17 They say still unto them that despise [Blaspheme] me,
        The LORD hath said, Ye shall have peace;
        and they say unto every one that walketh after the imagination
        of his own heart, No evil shall come upon you.
Jer. 23:21 I have not sent these prophets, yet they ran:
        I have not spoken to them, yet they prophesied.
Jer. 23:22 But if they had stood in my counsel,
        and had caused my people to hear my words,
        then they should have turned them from their evil way,
         and from the evil of their doings.
Jer. 23:23 Am I a God at hand, saith the LORD, and not a God afar off?
Jer. 23:24 Can any hide himself in secret places that I shall not see him?
        saith the LORD. Do not I fill heaven and earth? saith the LORD.
Jer. 23:25 I have heard what the prophets said,
        that prophesy lies in my name, saying,
        I have dreamed, I have dreamed.
Jer. 23:26 How long shall this be in the heart of the prophets that prophesy lies?
        yea, they are prophets of the deceit of their own heart;
Jer. 23:27 Which think to cause my people to forget my name
        by their dreams which they tell every man to his neighbour,
         as their fathers have forgotten my name for Baal.

Those who get a vision to MOCK JESUS in fulfillment of prophecy ALSO rush to remove CHRIST from their public confession.  The Levites were called soothsayer-sorcerers: they played loud instruments to make the lambs AND INFANTS dumb before the slaughter or burning.
Ex. 32:25 And when Moses saw that the people were naked; (for Aaron had made them naked unto their shame among their enemies:)
Ex. 32:25  Moses saw that the people were running wild and that Aaron had let them get out of control and so become a laughingstock to their enemies
Lam. 3:14 I became the laughingstock of all my people; they mock me in song all day long.
mansŭesco ,
I. Act., to tame, to make tame B. Trop., to render mild, gentle, or peaceable: gentes mild, soft, gentle, quiet
nam me jam ab orationibus dijungo fere, referoque ad mansuetiores Musas,Cic. Fam. 1, 9, 23: “ira,Ov. Tr. 3, 6, 23.—
dēlūbrum , i, n. de-luo, the place of expiation, cella [holy place as a house only for a god]noctu audita ex delubro vox est, etc.,Liv. 29, 18: “so coupled with templa,id. 30, 20:
wickedly, profanely illūdo to play at or with any thing, to sport with, amuse one's self with (syn. colludo; cf. ludificor). 1. To make sport or game of, to jest, mock, or jeer at, to ridicule (class.).
1. To scoff or mock at, to make a laughing-stock of, to ridicule ipsa praecepta (rhetorum),Cic. de Or. 1, 19, 87: “voces Neronis, quoties caneret,Tac. A. 14, 52: verbis virtutem superbis, Verg. A. 9, 634.—
Mūsa , ae, f., = Mousa, I.a  muse, one of the goddesses of poetry, music,
Musarum delubra,Cic. Arch. 11, 27: “hic Musarum parens domusque Pieria, Mela, 2, 3, 2: crassiore Musā,
A. A song, a poem: “musa procax,Hor. C. 2, 1, 37
Dumb means the inability to MEDITATE on what is going on. 
cōgĭto The command is to SPEAK the Word and MEDITATE in the heart: not to make music.
Cogitation in a rational sense can be stopped by (d). With de: “cogitavit etiam de Homeri carminibus abolendis,”  
H2986 yâbal yaw-bal' A primitive root; properly to flow; causatively to bring (especially with pomp):—bring (forth), carry, lead (forth).
H4284machăshâbâh machăshebeth makh-ash-aw-baw', makh-ash-eh'-beth From H2803 ; a contrivance, that is, (concretely) a texture, machine, or (abstractly) intention, plan (whether bad, a plot; or good, advice):—cunning (work), curious work, device (-sed), imagination, invented, means, purpose, thought.

H2803 châshab khaw-shab' A primitive root; properly to plait or interpenetrate, that is, (literally) to weave or (generally) to fabricate; figuratively to plot or contrive (usually in a malicious sense); hence (from the mental effort) to think, regard, value, compute:—(make) account (of), conceive, consider, count, cunning (man, work, workman), devise, esteem, find out, forecast, hold, imagine, impute, invent, be like, mean, purpose, reckon (-ing be made), regard, think.

Matthew 27:29 And when they had platted a crown of thorns, they put it upon his head,
        and a reed in his right hand: and they bowed the knee before him,
        and mocked him, saying, Hail, King of the Jews!
All musical terms have evil roots: Psallo has the same root as SOP. The Word PSALLO is an Apollon word and He shot arrows into literal hearts and used his lyre to shoot love arrows into his male friends. He is the inventor of musical worship.
plek-ō  II.metaph., devise, contrive, mostly of tortuous means,
2. of Poets, p. humnon, rhēmata, Pi.O.6.86, N.4.94; “ōdas
muthoi are the opposite of the LOGOS or the Regulative Principle
Matthew 27:28 And they stripped him, and put on him a scarlet robe.
Matt. 27:29 And when they had platted a crown of thorns,
        they put it upon his head, and a reed in his right hand:
        and they bowed the knee before him,
        and mocked him, saying, Hail, King of the Jews!
Matt. 27:30 And they spit upon him, and took the reed, and smote him on the head.

Matthew 27:31 And after that they had mocked him, they took the robe off from him,
        and put his own raiment on him, and led him away to crucify him.
Empaizō , fut. to be deluded  II. sport in or on, “hōs nebros khloerais e. leimakos hēdonaisE.Ba. 866 (lyr.); tois khoroisin e. to sport in the dance, Ar.Th.975; “ gumnasiōLuc.Lex.5.
-Prospaizô2. abs., sport, jest3. laugh at, make fun or sport ofsing to the gods, sing in their praise or honour, 2. banter, tous rhętoras

2 Peter 3 Marks of the End Time Mockers

2 Peter 3:2 That ye may
        be mindful of the words which were spoken before by the holy prophets,
        and of the commandment of us the apostles of the Lord and Saviour:

That is the CURRICULUM for DISCIPLES who attend the School of the Word and not pagan ceremonial legalism

2 Peter 3:3 ¶ Knowing this first,
        that there shall come in the last days scoffers,
        walking after their own lusts,


-Aristoph. Thes.[947] Let us now devote ourselves to the sports which the women are accustomed to celebrate here, when time has again brought round the mighty Mysteries of the great goddesses, the sacred days which Pauson himself honours by fasting and would wish feast to succeed feast, that he might keep them all holy. Spring forward with a light step, whirling in mazy circles; let your hands interlace, let the eager and rapid dancers sway to the music and glance on every side as they move. - 

Great Goddesses:

Paizo dance, play a game,  4. play on a musical instrument, h.Ap.206: c. acc., Pan ho kalamo phthongapaizôn [played on a reed]Ar.Ra.230 ; dance and sing, Pi. O.1.16.5. play amorously, prosallęlous X.Smp.9.2 ; metatinosLXX Ge.26.8 ; of mares, Arist.HA572a30.

-Orgia sacrifices to Aphrodite A.secret rites, secret worship, practised by the initiated, of the Cabeiri and Demeter Achaia, most freq. of the rites of Dionysus, Cogn erdō, rhezō, cf. ergon, orgeōn.
Kukleo whirl round and round, encompass Aristoph. Thes
[959] Chorus Let the chorus sing likewise and praise the Olympian gods in their pious transport. It's wrong to suppose that, because I am a woman and in this temple, I am going to speak ill of men; [966] but since we want something fresh, we are going through the rhythmic steps of the round dance for the first time.

Start off [970] while you sing to the god of the lyre and to the chaste goddess armed with the bow. Hail! thou god who flingest thy darts so far, grant us the victory! The homage of our song is also due to Here, the goddess of marriage, [975] who interests herself in every chorus and guards the approach to the nuptial couch.
khoroisin empaizei empaizō  mock at, mock II. sport in or on, “hōs nebros khloerais e. leimakos hēdonais
Matthew 27:29 And when they had platted a crown of thorns, they put it upon his head,
        and a reed in his right hand: and they bowed the knee before him,
        and mocked [empaizō ] him, saying, Hail, King of the Jews!

The BEAST is a new kainon  style of music, Satyric drama or dance.
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