PAUL'S WARNING AGAINST WOMEN WHO
CONSIDERED HER ANTICS AS GIFTS OF THE GODS HAS COME TO
D. Osburn "Feminist
hermeneutics stands over against patriarchal
hermeneutics" its goal achieved
often unnoticed acts of subversion. Numerous such incremental changes,
like erosion, will eventually bring down the fortress " ( p. 32).
1.24.19 PAUL SILENCED
BOTH MALE AND FEMALE "SO THAT ALL MIGHT BE SAFE AND
COME TO A KNOWLEDGE OF THE TRUTH.
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realization of this may be what is reflected in
the current mass abandonment of the exclusiveness
of Christianity that is going on among Western
Christians now, especially in its academic
centers. Why should one insist on the
exclusiveness of Christianity if all it is is
one more cultural form? But let the reality of Christian
spiritual formation come to its fullness,
and exclusiveness will take care of
itself. If the homosexual, the witch
and the warlock, the Buddhist
and the Muslim, can truly walk in a holiness
and power equal to that of Jesus Christ and
devoted followers, there is nothing more
to say. But Christ himself, and not Christianity
as a form of human culture, is the standard by
which 'we' as well as 'they' are to be measured
(Acts 17:31). Dallas Willard
The Truth is the Word, Logos or Regulative Principle
which outlaws all presentation methods except READ
or SPEAK that which is written for our
learning. You can be a trafficker but you
cannot be a Christian, Disciple meaning
STUDENT. There is no CLERGY class in the
School of Christ.
Worry a lot when mostly women and dominated males
want to practice Authority as AUTHENTIA which is
self-authoring, murderous and erotic.
Let your women keep silence in the churches:
for it is NOT permitted unto
them to SPEAK;
but they are
commanded to be under obedience,
as also saith
Speak is g2980
laleo preach, say, speak (after), talk, tell, utter.
Compare 3004.“lay” forth, i.e. (figuratively) relate
(in words (usually of systematic or set discourse;
lŏquor “quas tu mulieres quos tu parasitos loquere,” id. Men. 2, 2, 47:
, chatter, opp. articulate speech, as of LOCUSTS,
mesēmbrias lalein tettix (sc. eimi), a very grasshopper
to chirp at midday, Aristopho
10.6; “anthrōpinōs l.” Strato Com.1.46.
In Romans 14 Paul silenced
"doubtful disputations" or anything which did not
edify or educate. In Romans 15 self-pleasure
(speaking, singing, playing instruments, acting)
were silenced so that we might "Use one mind and
one mouth to SPEAK that which is written for our
LEARNING or Scripture for our Comfort. There
was no discussion in the synagogue beyond
the leader "translating" because no newer
translation was permitted.
1Cor. 14:35 And if they will LEARN any
let them ask
their husbands at home:
for it is a
shame for women to SPEAK in the church.
Many Gentiles attended
synagogues rather than the gatherings of the
Gentiles including singing, playing instruments
and sex for sale. Timothy was already wise unto
Acts 13:15 And after the READING
of the law and the prophets
the rulers of the
synagogue sent unto them, saying,
Ye men and brethren,
if ye have any word of EXHORTATION for the people,
Exhortation does not include
sermonizing or performing music or passing the
plate. Scriptures performs the COMFORTER or
PARACLETE role as the way Jesus in His HOLY SPIRIT state
THEN AND NOW:
13:27 For they that dwell at Jerusalem,
and their RULERS,
because they knew
the voices of the PROPHETS
READ every sabbath day,
fulfilled them in condemning him
Acts 15:21 For Moses of old time
hath in every
city them that PREACH him,
in the synagogues every sabbath day.
LEARNING AND SPIRITUAL
FORMATION COMES FROM SCRIPTURE AND NOT
Rom. 15:4 For whatsoever things were WRITTEN AFORETIME
written for our LEARNING,
that we through patience
and COMFORT of the SCRIPTURE might have
Rom. 15:6 That ye may with one mind and one mouth
Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Only women in Corinth might have been performers
in the Temple of APOLLO, Apollon or Abaddon.
The Muses in Revelation 18 were the LOCUSTS and
known as dirty adulteresses dominating as
THE WORSHIP OF THE MUSES UNDER
ABADDON OR APOLLYON SILENCES THE WORD OF GOD
-prosku^n-ētos , ē,
A.to be worshipped, worshipful Mousaistai
doric for Mousēgetēs leader
of the Muses, Lat. Musagetes, of Apollo
[Abaddon, Apollyon] , Plat.1
Mous-a_getēs, ou, ho,
, a, ho, Dor. for Mousēgetēs (v.
infr.), A.leader of the Muses,
epith. of Apollo, Pi.Fr.116;
“ho m. kai arkhagetas tas poiētikas theos” (Delph.
Mousēgetēs , Pl.Lg.
al.; voc. Mousēgeta^ , IG12(5).893
(Tenos); also Epithet of Heracles, in dat.
Mouseios , on,
Aeol. Moisaios , a,
(Mousa)\ A.of or belonging to the
the car of Poesy, Pi.I.8
M. a monument of song, Id.N.8.47.
II. musical, “kelados”
Mouso-polos , on,
A.serving the Muses, poetic, “oikia”
Sapph. 136 (s. v.l.); m.
a tuneful lament, E.Ph.1499
Arg.), 12.257 (Mel.); mousopole
addressed to Pan, Castorio
2.5. II. Subst., bard,
minstrel, E.Alc. 445
Why QUESTIONING stops the
LEARNING which is ONLY by READING or SPEAKING
the Word or LOGOS which outlaws all of
the people needing to PERFORM:
1Cor. 14:36 What? came the WORD of God out
from YOU? or came it unto you only?
1Cor. 14:37 If any man think himself to be a
prophet, or SPIRITUAL,
acknowledge that the things that I WRITE
commandments of the Lord.
"Spiritual Formation as Sorcery DENIES the only
source of SPIRITUAL FORMATION."
Eph. 4:22 That ye put off concerning the former
conversation the old man, which is corrupt
according to the deceitful lusts;
Phtheirō 3 b.
seduce a woman, “hupo tēs thugatros adikoumenon kai Dionusiou tou phtheirantos autēn kinaidou” (Dog, Cynic, Catamite)
Eph. 4:23 And be renewed
in the spirit of your mind;
CORRUPT is Listening to a
female Lyre Player
“akouō se lurōdou gunaikos
Eph. 4:24 And that ye put on the new man,
which after God is
created in righteousness and true holiness.
AGAIN, THE MEANING OF THE ASSEMBLY OR ANYWHERE
Eph. 4:25 Wherefore putting away
every man truth with his neighbour:
for we are
members one of another.
PARASITES: WOMEN AND "BOYS" RULE OVER YOU AND TAKE
AWAY THE KEY TO KNOWLEDGE.
Eur. Hipp. 964 Are you, then, the companion of the
gods, as a man beyond the common?
WALKING THE LABYRINTH AT
ONCE-CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITIES Apollod.3.1.4.
Are you the chaste
one, untouched by evil? 
I will never be
persuaded by your vauntings,
never be so
unintelligent as to impute folly to the gods.
Continue then your confident boasting,
take up a diet of greens and play the showman
with your food,
make Orpheus your lord and engage in mystic
holding the vaporings of many books in honor.
For you have been found out.
To all I give the warning: avoid men like this.
For they make you
their prey with their high-holy-sounding
contrive deeds of shame.
Theseus compares Hippolytus
to the Orphics [That Thracian], an ascetic
religious sect that ate a vegetarian diet and had
a reputation for hypocrisy.
Threskeia is named after Orpheus or That
Thracian. Under various names he goes back
to Jubal who handled (without authority in a sexaul
context) all of the musical instruments.
Gregory Nazianzen Oration xxxix
"Nor are these Thracian orgies, from which the word Worship
(threskia) is said to be derived; nor rites
and mysteries of Orpheus, whom
the Greeks admired so much for his wisdom that they
devised for him a lyre which draws
all things by its music.
Nor the tortures of Mithras
which it is just that those who can endure
to be initiated into such things should suffer;
nor the manglings [castrating] of Osiris, [Adonis, Attis, Dionysus,]
another calamity honoured by the Egyptians;
nor the ill-fortunes of Isis
and the goats more venerable than the Mendesians,
and the stall of Apis,
the calf that luxuriated in the folly of the
Memphites, nor all those honours with which they
outrage the Nile, while themselves proclaiming
it in song to be the Giver of fruits and corn,
and the measurer of happiness by its cubits.
 But angry at him for not
sacrificing the bull, Poseidon made the animal
BREAD of LIFE by wandering about as in a
that Pasiphae should conceive a passion for it.
In her love for
the bull she found an accomplice in Daedalus,
who had been banished from Athens
He constructed a
wooden cow on wheels, took it, hollowed it out in the
inside, sewed it up in the hide of a cow which he had
skinned, and set it in the meadow in which the bull
used to graze. Then he introduced Pasiphae into it;
and the bull came and coupled with it, as if it were a
real cow. And she gave birth to Asterius, who was
called the Minotaur. He had the face of a
bull, but the rest of him was human;
in compliance with certain oracles,
shut him up and
guarded him in the Labyrinth.
Now the LABYRINTH which
Daedalus constructed was a chamber “
that with its tangled windings
perplexed the outward way.
The story of the Minotaur, and Androgeus,
and Phaedra, and Ariadne,
I will tell hereafter in my account
grandfather,” Cyrus replied to this; “
but the road to
satiety is much more simple and direct in our country
than with you;
for BREAD and MEAT
take us there;
but you, though you make for
the same goal as we,
go wandering through many a MAZE,
up and down,
and only arrive at last at the point
that we long since have reached.”
Amos 8:1 Thus hath the
Lord God shewed unto me: and behold a basket of summer
Amos 8:2 And he said, Amos, what seest thou?
And I said, A
basket of summer fruit. [CATAMITES]
Then said the Lord
The end is
come upon my people of Israel; I will not again pass
by them any more.
Amos 8:3 And the songs of the temple shall be howlings
in that day,
saith the Lord
God: there shall be many dead bodies in every place;
they shall cast them forth with silence.
Amos 8:11 Behold, the days come, saith the Lord God,
that I will send a
famine in the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst
hearing the words of the Lord:
Amos 8:12 And they shall wander from sea to sea, and
from the north even to the east,
they shall run to
and fro to seek the word of the Lord, and shall not find
Amos 8:13 In that day shall the fair virgins and young
men faint for thirst.
Amos 8:14 They that swear by the sin of Samaria,
Thy god, O Dan,
liveth; and, The manner of Beersheba liveth;
even they shall
fall, and never rise up again.
John 4:34 Jesus saith unto them,
My MEAT is
to do the will of him that sent me, and to finish his
John 6:55 For my flesh is MEAT indeed, and my blood is
John 6:32 Then Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I
say unto you, Moses gave you not that bread from heaven;
but my Father giveth you the true bread from heaven.
John 6:51 I am the living bread which came down from
heaven: if any man eat of this bread, he shall live for
ever: and the bread that I will give is my flesh, which
I will give for the life of the world.
John 6:55 For my flesh is meat indeed, and my blood is
John 6:62 What and if ye shall see the Son of man ascend
up where he was before?
John 6:63 It is the spirit that quickeneth;
the words that I
speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life.
John 6:64 But there are some of you that believe not.
For Jesus knew from the beginning who they were that
believed not, and who should betray him.
John 6:65 And he said, Therefore said I unto you, that
no man can come unto me, except it were given unto him
of my Father.
Christians and other readers escaped
before a million Jews in REVOLT (believeth nots) are
said to have been consumed or burned up
Is. 42:6 I the Lord have called
thee in righteousness, and will hold thine
hand, and will keep thee, and give thee
for a covenant of the people, for a
light of the Gentiles;
Spirit OF Christ in Isaiah 3 warns about women
or children or "boys" ruling over you. The prophetesses
using musical instruments are called sorcerers or "primary
parasites" meaning the chief speaker. "For every ten
thousand witches there is only one warlock" someone notes.
The one piece pattern from the Church of Christ (the Rock)
in the wilderness was and is:
Acts 15:21 For Moses of old time hath
in every city [ten
families or more]
them that PREACH
in the synagogues every sabbath day.
Sabbath means rest FROM the clergy quarantined
behind the gates in Jerusalem. Rest is from the Laded
Burden (arousal music) and burden laders.
1Tim. 4:13 Till I come, give attendance to [public] reading
, to doctrine
1Tim. 4:14 Neglect not the gift that is in thee,
which was given thee
by prophecy, [inspired teaching]
with the laying on of
the hands of the presbytery.
Paul and Christ in the wilderness want ALL men to pray for
peace and silence. Any witchery was/is intended to
bring on WRATH or an ORGY where women are required.
, A. secret rites,
secret worship, practised by the initiated, a
post-Hom. word ; used of
the worship of Demeter at Eleusis, h.Cer.273,476. Ar.Ra.386,
; of the rites of the Cabeiri and Demeter
of Orpheus, Id.2.81;
of Eumolpus, App.Anth.1.318
; of Cybele, E.Ba.78
(lyr.): most freq. of the rites of
II. generally, rites, sacrifices,
v B. C.), A.Th.179
; “orgia Mousōn” Ar.Ra.356. cogn. with erdō,
cf. ergon, [work] orgeōn.
Apollon is unleashed from the pit as ruler of the
Locusts: to readers the "locusts" were the Muses as
Apollon or musical worship team. They were known
to be dirty adulteresses or prostitutes.
Paul's corrupting the Word is defined in the classics as
selling the Word at retail meaning
Men are to CLEAVE to the women where Adam failed to
(Evah, Vires, Venom) from serpent which
is-was "a musical enchanter." Christ called Lucifer the
"singing and harp-playing prostitute" in the garden of
Eden. The One-Piece Pattern for the assembly
1Tim. 2:4 Who will have all men to be
and to come unto the knowledge of the truth. [the
Logos or Regulative Principle]
2Th. 2:10 And with all deceivableness
of unrighteousness in them that perish;
because they received not the love of the truth,
that they might be saved.
People who subvert the Word and Give people "spiritual
powers" used to make money probably can never pray for
forgiveness. They see godliness as a means of
financial gain or OCCUPATION.
For those who got their "degree" on theology without the
hoped that Christianity had something
which could be SOLD.
Acts 13:5 And when they were at Salamis, they
preached the WORD of God
in the synagogues of
the Jews: and they had also John to their minister.
Acts 13:6 And when they had gone through the isle unto
they found a
certain sorcerer, a false prophet, a Jew,
whose name was Bar-jesus:
Magos [a^, ou, ho, Magian, one of a
Median tribe, Hdt.1.101,
hence, as belonging to this tribe,
WOMEN ARE TO BE SILENT
2. one of
the priests and wise men in Persia
al., Arist.Fr. 36
II. magos, on, as Adj., magical,
“magps tekhnē prattein ti” Philostr.VA1.2;
“kestou phōneusa magōtera” AP5.120 (Phld.). (Opers. maguš
, esp. in bad sense, impostor, charlatan
also fem., Luc.Asin.4
because women were always
"used" as oracles of the gods such as Apollon. They could
fall into charismatic ecstasy under the influence of drugs
or music and their insane utterances (speaking in tongues)
was SOLD as the voice of a "god." They were paid and
1Tim. 2:5 For there is ONE God
and one mediator
between God and men,
Eph. 4:5 One Lord [Kurios], one faith,
Eph. 4:6 One God
[Theos] and Father of all, who
is above all,
all, and in you all.
If you deny The ONE GOD THE FATHER and One Son then John
identifies you as the antichrist. Women and Music flow
from the tripple
ALL of the command that women be silent is based on the
thesis that they THINK
that God speaks through
Jeanene Reese wit A New Paradigm
debunk reading the text as it has been delivered and
interpreting it to fit the feminist pattern. This is THE
reason regular males are commanded to PREACH the WORD
(regulative principle) with doubtful disputations or
personal opinions outlawed.
The course of the seasons (or hours) is
symbolically described by the dance of the Horae;
and, in conjunction
with the Charites [Pagan GRACE],
Hebe, Harmonia, and
the songs of the Muses,
[Abaddon-Apollon] play on the lyre, with their dancing.
version of Aphrodite as Triple Goddess,
Agape 'love feast,' Agape the ruler of
sacred sexual rites
Irene 'peace,' Irene was the Crone,
bringer of the peace of death
Chione 'snow queen.' Chione was the new
year, born at Winter Solstice,
unapproachable and serene.
was the Thessalian
witch or hag.
LOGOS is the DIVINA and READING that which is
written is the LECTIO.
Songs can the very moon draw down from heaven
“Bring water, and with soft wool-fillet bind
these altars round about, and burn thereon
rich vervain and male frankincense, that I
may strive with magic spells to turn astray
my lover's saner senses,
there lacketh nothing save the power
‘Draw from the town, my songs, draw Daphnis home.’
CIRCE with singing changed from human form
the comrades of Ulysses, and by song
is the cold meadow-snake, asunder burst.
‘Draw from the town, my songs, draw Daphnis home.’
Circe is the Mother of Harlots in John's Patmos
area: Circe is the meaning of CHURCH which goes beyond
teaching that which has been taught.
ōnis, f. lego.
II. A reading, perusal; a reading out,
that which is read, reading, text
passages of the laws
9.09.12 New Lipscomb
University 2012 Ignatian Retreat
of Loyola the spiritual terrorist is NOT
Ignatius the Church Father whose doctrine refutes the Ignatius
...with the task of making
disciples of women called as witnesses by the
Inquisition under the direction of magistrate
Alonso Mejias. Although the alumbrados
[Illuminated; Illuminati; Enlightened Ones] of Spain
were linked in their zeal and spirituality to the
Franciscan reforms of which Cardinal de Cisneros was a
promoter," the administrators of the Inquisition
had mounting suspicions. These female disciples,
Doña Leo, Doña
Maria, and Doña Beatriz were so hysterically
zealous that "one fell senseless, another
sometimes rolled about on the ground, another
had been seen in the grip of convulsions or shuddering
and sweating in anguish." This suspicious
activity had taken place while Ignatius and his
companions were regularly preaching in public. Because
of his "street-corner perorations" being identified
"with the activities of the alumbrados,"
Ignatius was naturally singled out for inspection as one
of these visionaries; however he was later released.
Alumbrados: The Jesuit
Order or "Society of Jesus" is a Covert Military
Organization founded by Ignatius of Loyola (a
member of the Spanish Gnostic Sect, Los
Alumbrados) in 1534. The Alumbrados (Spanish word
for The Illuminated Ones) where a Secret
Society of Gnostic (Religion that combines Eastern
Mysticism with Monotheist Religions and Mystery
Religions ) origins. The Alumbrados were a sect of
people of Noble blood who believed that the Human Soul
could evolve into a degree of "Perfection"
in this present life and comprehend the "Mystery" of
the trinity. They believe that when a person´s
soul reaches this state of "Perfection" and
"Union with God" they could commit any criminal,
Immoral and sinful acts without staining their souls.
Eastern Mysticism (including the Mystery Babylonian
religion) teaches that its members are "Gods in the
making" and that Lucifer is the one that
makes us realize the "God within us" and evolve
this into our full potential (without the need to repent
for our sins) as his name means "Morning Star" and "The
Illuminated One", this doctrine which is nearly
identical in all Secret Societies called the
Illuminati (The Illuminated Ones)
The Spirit of Christ in the Prophets identified Babylon, Tyre and the end-time
Great Mother of Babylon (Revelation 17) as a "singing and
harp-playing prostitute. Because the pagan
belief that Lucifer (Venus, Zoe) was superior to
brother LOGOS, the prophets and the New
Testament teaches the antithesis.
Peter pointed to the prophets through the Spirit OF
Christ and the prophecies made more certain
as the FOUNDATIONAL TEACHING resource for the
Ekklesia--Synagogue or Christ with a
purpose: to teach that which is written for
2Peter 1:19 We have also a more sure
word of prophecy;
whereunto ye do well that ye take heed,
[the only Worship concept]
as unto a light that shineth in a dark
until the day dawn, and the day star arise in
2Peter 1:20 Knowing this first, that
no prophecy of the scripture is of any
2Peter 1:21 For the prophecy came not
in old time by the will of man:
but holy men of God spake as they were
moved by the Holy Spirit
TO MARK DOCTORS OF THE LAW WHOSE
TASK IS TO TAKE AWAY THE KEY TO
2Peter 2:1 But there were false
prophets also among the people,
there shall be false teachers among
who privily shall
bring in damnable heresies,
even denying the
Lord that bought them,
and bring upon
themselves swift destruction.
2Peter 2:2 And many shall
follow their pernicious ways;
by reason of
whom the way of truth shall be
evil spoken of.
2Peter 2:3 And through covetousness
shall they with feigned words
make merchandise of you:
now of a long time lingereth not,
and their damnation slumbereth not.
2Peter 2:4 For if God spared not the
angels that sinned,
but cast them
down to hell, and delivered them
into chains of darkness, to be
reserved unto judgment;
2Peter 2:10 But chiefly them that
walk after the flesh in the lust of
uncleanness, and despise government.
are they, selfwilled, they are not
afraid to speak evil of dignities.
Revelation 2:28 And I will give him the morning star.
Revelation 22:16 I Jesus have sent mine angel to
testify unto you these things in the churches. I am
the root and the offspring of David, and the bright
and morning star.
Post Modernism to New Age Ocultism influence? The
Staff of most "christian" universities have clearly adopted
the views of postmodernism -- which began as a college
prank. They say that all of the Bible has been sifted away
by philosophy, evolution of the eyeballs and the Heisenberg
Uncertainty principle. That is surely a MARK of people who
think that they can move at the speed of light where things
University Preaching 2008 From Denominational
THE CHURCH OF CHRIST
WAS DEFINED AS THE QAHAL, SYNAGOGUE OR CHURCH IN THE
INCLUSIVE of Rest,
Reading and Rehearsing the Word of God
EXCLUSIVE of vocal
or instrumental rejoicing or elevated rhetoric.
The synagogue QUARANTINED
the godly people from the Jacob-cursed Levites who were
turned over to worship the starry host because of musical
idolatry at Mount Sinai.
The Gentiles often attended
synagogue instead of the pagan vocal and instrumental
orgies. They and Timothy were "wise unto salvation" because
they had been trained in the Prophets and Apostles which is
the ONLY resource Christ prophesied and Jesus fulfilled.
Acts 15:21 For Moses
of old time
hath in every city them
that preach him,
being read in the synagogues
every sabbath day.
Jesus exampled that and
commanded it both inclusively and exclusively by the terms
ekklesia and synagogue.
Paul practiced and
commanded "using one mind and one mouth" to teach that which
is commanded for our learning.
That was the unique pattern
until pagans added rhetoricians and performing artists after
BEING ABLE TO UNDERSTAND BLACK
TEXT ON BROWN PAPER IS
THE MARK OF ONE WITH A HOLY SPIRIT OR A GOOD CONSCIENCE.
Latin: Romans 12.1 obsecro itaque vos fratres per misericordiam Dei ut exhibeatis corpora vestra hostiamviventemsanctam Deo placentem rationabile obsequium vestrum
proposes that WE
allow the worlds imagined
in the essential
to dramatically shape
our preaching and lives.
We believe that preaching REconstitutes
biblical paradigms when it engages Scripture’s
present what is
end that followers of God will live into a God-shaped
Rătĭōnābĭlis , e,
adj. ratio (post-Aug.; = rationalis, which is in better
reasonable, rational: he pure
milk of reason, id. 1
Pet. 2, 2: “sententia vera et rationabilis,”
Sententĭa , ae, f.
for sentientia, from sentio,
I. a way of thinking, opinion,
judgment, sentiment; a purpose, determination,
decision, will, etc.
I. Transf., of words, discourse, etc.,
sense, meaning, signification,
idea, notion, etc.
1. In gen., a thought
expressed in words; a sentence, period:
dum de singulis sententiis breviter disputo
rational worship demands:
Noting the unnatural rush to "Spiritual
Formation" as the latest fad:
of or for speaking
or speech, merē l. the organs of
logikē, hē, speech,
Opposite phantasia” expressed
al. 2. imagination,
i.e. the re-presentation
of appearances or images, primarily derived from sensation
), hotan mē kath' hauto alla di' aisthēseōs parē tini to toiouton au pathos
“ph. sophōtera mimēseōs dēmiourgos
Logos: II. possessed
of reason, intellectual, “meros” Ti.Locr.99e,
al.; “to l. zōon”
Opposite. ēthikai, Arist.EN1108b9.
Ethi^k-os , A. “ēthos” 11) moral,
Opposite. dianoētikos, Arist.EN1103a5,
al.; ta ēthika a treatise on
Logos: 2. dialectical,
argumentative, hoi l. dialogoi
l. sullogismoi, Opposite. rhētorikoi, Rh.1355a13.
peri logikōn title of work,
Opposite to phusikon, to ēthikon,
3.8 OTHER MODES OF ENTRANCEMENT.
In regard to another kind of divination
thou makest this statement, namely: "Others who
understand themselves in other respects become divinely
inspired through the fancy:4 some taking
darkness as accessory, others employing certain
potions, and others depending on singing and magic
figures. Some are affected by means of water, others
by gazing on a wall, others by the hypæthral
air, and others by the sun or some other of the
4. Greek, fantastikon
(Phantasia, or imagination) is defined by
Chrysippos and Plutarch as the faculty which reveals
itself and its causes; phantastikon or fancy,
the term here used, as a vain impulse
of the mind with no real cause; phantaston as the imaginable,
anything that may make an impression; phantasma, a
phantom, an apparition.
And Phusikos is the
opposite of logikos
phu^sikos , ē, on, A. natural,
produced or caused by nature, inborn,
II. of or
concerning the order of external nature,
natural, physical, “hē ph. epistēmē”
2. “ho ph.” an inquirer
into nature, natural philosopher,
Adv. “-kōs” according to the
laws of nature,
the Opposite of logikōs,
or personal experiences
, Dor. mata_n ma^
, Adv. random, balse,
, as history
intelligent utterance, Opposite
, 3. any
, tō l. touto tōn metrōn
(sc. to iambeion
, (v. pous
) : 2.
unaccompanied by music
, “kai peza kai phormikta
; pezō goō: aneu aulou ē luras
2. without musical accompaniment
), “pausai melōdous' alla p. moi phrason
Matthew 11:28 Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy
laden, and I will give you rest
373. anapano, an-ap-ow´-o; from 303 and
3973; (reflexively) to repose (literally or figuratively
(be exempt), remain); by implication, to refresh: — take
ease, refresh, (give, take) rest.
3973. pauo, pow´-o; a primary verb (“pause”); to stop
(transitively or intransitively), i.e. restrain, quit,
desist, come to an end: — cease, leave, refrain.
Stop the: Melōd-eō ,A. chant,
to be chanted, “ta rhēthenta ē melōdēthenta” Pl.Lg.655d,
cf. Chamael. ap. Ath. 14.620c; to be set to
music, Cleanth. ap. Phld.Mus.p.98
K.; ta melōdoumena diastēmata used in music,
Stop the: lupas ōdais p
(anap.), etc. ; p. toxon let
the bow rest
Stop the: 2.
c. acc. pers. et gen. rei, hinder, keep back
, or give
one rest, from
a thing, p. Hektora makhēs, ponoio Akhilēa, Thamurin aoidēs,
Stop the: 3.
c. pres. part., stop
a person from
leave off doing
. . , hoth' hupnos heloi, pausaito te nēpiakheuōn
: of one singing
: generally, Med. denotes
, Pass. forced, cessation.
Stop the rhapsōd-os
, o(, A.
reciter of Epic poems
, sts. applied to the bard
who recited his own poem
, professional reciters
esp. of the poems of Homer
etc.: also rh. kuōn
, ironically, of the
Sphinx who chanted her riddle
(Prob. from rhaptō, aoidē; Hes.Fr. 265
himself and Homer as en nearois humnois rhapsantes aoidēn,
calls Epic poets rhaptōn epeōn aoidoi
Stop the orkheomai
represent by dancing
, make to
is used by Ion Trag.50
, ek tōn aelptōn mallon ōrkhēsen phrenas made my
"The realization of this may be what is
reflected in the current mass abandonment of the exclusiveness
of Christianity that is going on among Western Christians
now, especially in its academic centers.
Why should one insist on the exclusiveness of Christianity
if all it is is one more cultural form? But let the
reality of Christian spiritual formation come to
its fullness, and exclusiveness will take care of
itself. If the homosexual, the witch and
the warlock, the Buddhist and the Muslim,
can truly walk in a holiness and power equal to
that of Jesus Christ and devoted followers, there is
nothing more to say. But Christ himself, and not
Christianity as a form of human culture, is the standard
by which 'we' as well as 'they' are to be measured (Acts
17:31). Dallas Willard
Spiritual Formation through the "works of human hands or the
imagimnations of the human heart" when God said that He is not
worshipped with the works of human hands and the "imagination of
man is evil continually."
God in Christ provided all things required for spiritual grouth.
Eph. 4:11 And he gave some, apostles; and some,
prophets; and some, evangelists;
To understand why people have
DESPISED the Word of The Son of God and turned back to using
the human imagination to understand the real message you
shoulc read how they are training preachers:
and some, pastors and
Eph. 4:12 For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of
for the edifying
of the body of Christ:
Eph. 4:13 Till we all come in the unity of the faith,
and of the knowledge of
the Son of God,
unto a perfect man, unto
the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ:
Lipscomb University Conference on
The modern mass movement is
to replace the teaching of the Bible as having the power to
train the human spirit is to turn to ocultism which attemts to
derive truth FROM the human imagination. A host of mind
focusing efforts are collected under the new discipline of
Spiritual Formation. You can now get advanced degrees as
experts in seeking the god within.
Summer Celebration 2009 Streams of
Christianity Today and the fears of a
has developed the most successful Willow Creek-based
church service in Germany, even maintained, "I think this
approach is most applicable to the state
churches. We have the people, even if they don't
attend. We enjoy an incredible edge in confidence vis-àvis
the free churches." He cautioned,
of this approach is hard work and loads of
strife with church insiders." Christianity
things come into being by conflict of
opposites, and the sum of things
flows like a stream. This order, the same for all
things, no one of gods or men has made, but it always
was, and is, and ever shall be, an ever-living fire,
kindling according to fixed measure, and extinguished
according to fixed measure. Justice meant a balance of
opposites, and hence could be defined as strife.
as an example the tension between
the string and the
frame in a bow or a musical instrument. 'Harmony
lies in the bending back, as for
instance of the bow or of the lyre... Opposition
unites. From what draws
apart results the most beautiful
harmony. All things take place by strife'."
(Parkes, Henry Bamford, Gods and Men The Origins of
Western Culture, p. 188, Knopf)
believe a Willow Creek approach disregards
Western Europeans' strong aversion to entering any
church service, their suspicion of innovation, and deep
fear of sectarianism. Christianity
Freeing itself from the Catholic Clergy, Luther wrote
and defended Sola Scriptura as the only source
of faith and practice as against the "doctors of the Law
who take away the key to Knowledge":
"But, if many things still remain abstruse to many,
this does not arise from obscurity in the Scriptures,
but from [our] own blindness or want [i.e., lack] of
understanding, who do not go the way to see the
all-perfect clearness of truth…. Let, therefore,
wretched men cease to impute, with blasphemous
perverseness, the darkness and obscurity of their
own heart to the all-clear scriptures of God….
If you speak of the internal clearness, no man sees
one iota in the Scriptures but he that hath the Spirit
of God…. If you speak of the external clearness,
nothing whatever is left obscure or ambiguous; but all
things that are in the Scriptures, are by the Word
brought forth into the clearest light, and
proclaimedto the whole world.
In 2 Corinthians 3 of the Jews
who had been made blind at Mount Sinai Paul said that
they would not be able to read BLACK text on
BROWN paper until they converted to Christ
which is done only at baptism.
"Though such an understanding, as
Luther openly admits, did not demand complete
agreement among Protestants on every secondary
doctrine, it did establish an important
principle: That the Word of God was revealed in
an understandable way, that its central message
is clear, and that (because it is clear) all men
are fully accountable to its message.
Approach: You can understand the new
Lipscomb University School by understanding one of
to this, the teachings of Brian McLaren (and others
of his Emergent Church) directly assault the
doctrine of biblical clarity. Instead of promoting a
settled confidence in the fact that the Bible can be
understood, McLaren does just the opposite. And he
does so in at least five important ways.
ONE DEFINITION OF SPIRITUAL
PROSTITUTION IS TO USE THE HUMAN IMAGINATION TO
Lipscomb University Preaching 2008 From
conference proposes that WE
allow the worlds imagined
With some background, the
point of this paper is to speak of the teaching of "spiritual
formation" which this year at LU points to mysticism or
finding the truths of God from within. Because the Word says
that the "imaginations of the heart are only evil continually"
God thought that He should inform us and put it in clay
vessels and literal chards so that we can MARK false teachers.
in the essential
shape our preaching and lives.
that preaching REconstitutes
biblical paradigms when it engages Scripture’s
- by REpresenting
what is absent
- and making
present what is inaccessible
- to the end
that followers of God will live into a God-shaped
The Biblical TEXT which is more than just their narratives do
more than IMAGE certain facts. The Bible states
explicitly that ..
6:5 And GOD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the
Spiritual Formation causes
its disciples (future preachers) to get information from their
OWN imagination or they expect some alien spirit to inform
that every imagination of the
thoughts of his heart was only evil
Gen. 8:21 And the LORD smelled a sweet
savour; and the LORD said in his heart, I
will not again
curse the ground any more for man’s sake;
for the imagination
of man’s heart is evil from his youth;
neither will I
again smite any more every thing living, as I have done.
all of the prophets by the Spirit of Christ agree:
Jeremiah 6:17 Also I set
saying, Hearken to the sound of the trumpet.
But they said, We
Jeremiah 6:18 Therefore hear, ye nations, and know, O congregation, what is
Jeremiah 6:19 Hear, O
I will bring
evil upon this people,
even the fruit of their thoughts,
because they have
not hearkened unto my words,
nor to my law, but
Church is defined as
ekklesia or synagogue or a school of the Word of God: the
preacher's only task is to teach that which has been spoken.
The Spiritual Formation takes place when our minds or
spirits are "washed by the water of the Word." After
the Israelites rose up in musical idolatry they lost the
power to read BLACK TEXT on BROWN paper without twisting it.
Paul in 2 Corinthians 3 says that a clear view or
conscience or A holy spirit comes only after baptism.
nations, which thou shalt possess, hearkened unto observers
of times, and unto diviners:
but as for thee, the Lord thy God hath not suffered thee
so to do. Deut 18:14
thy God will raise up unto thee a Prophet from the
midst of thee, of thy brethren,
like unto me; unto him ye
shall hearken; Deut 18:15
all that thou desiredst of the Lord thy God in
Horeb in the day of the assembly,
saying, Let me not hear again the voice of the
Lord my God,
neither let me see
this great fire any more, that I die not. Deut 18:16
the Lord said unto me, They have well spoken that
which they have spoken. Deut 18:17
I will raise them up a Prophet from
among their brethren, like unto the
and will put my
words in his mouth;
and he shall speak unto
them all that I shall command him. Deut 18:18
And it shall come to pass, that whosoever will not
hearken unto my words
which he shall speak
in my name, I will require it of him. Deut 18:19
But the prophet, which shall presume to speak a word in my name,
which I have not
commanded him to speak,
or that shall speak in the name of other
prophet shall die. Deut 18:20
Paul confirmed that the
Sword of the Spirit is unlike the carnal weapons or lifeless
instruments. These are given to PREVENT men from using their
own imagination--however twisted by mind control
though we walk in the flesh, we do not war
after the flesh: 2 Cor 10:3
the weapons of our
warfare are not carnal, but mighty
through God to the pulling down of strong holds;) 2 Cor
imaginations, and every high thing that
exalteth itself against the
knowledge of God,
and bringing into captivity every
thought to the obedience
of Christ; 2 Cor 10: 5
The Greek literal
hop-lid'-zo; from 3696; to equip (with weapons [mid. and figurative.]): - arm
hop'-lon; prob. from a prim. hepo , (to be busy about);
an implement or utensil or tool (lit. or fig., espec.
offensive for war): - armour, instrument, weapon
the word of truth, by the
power of God, by the armour of
righteousness on the right hand and on the left, 2 Cor
Or in Hebrew:
kel-ee'; from 3615;... vessel
or weapon): - armour
([-bearee]), artillery, bag, carriage, instrument, jewel, psaltery, sack,
stuff, thing, tool, vessel, ware, weapon, /
words like tongues) to the
sound of the viol, and
invent to themselves instruments of
musick, like David; Am.6:5
THE PROPHECY OF THE
BABYLONIAN MOTHER OF HARLOTS IN REVELATION 17
When Paul said that he did
not CORRUPT the Word it means that he did not "sell learning
at retail" or hawk it about in the markets. The same word
identifies the prostitute.
And there came one of the seven angels which had the seven
vials, and talked with me, saying unto me, Come hither; I
will show unto thee the judgment of the great whore that
sitteth upon many waters:
With whom the kings of the earth have committed
fornication, and the inhabitants of the
earth have been made drunk with the wine of her
RELIGIONS PROSTITUTION IS LITERAL: All
pagan religious performers were prostitutes or
I. Prostitution, Arn. 2, 53; Tert.
Pudic. 6; Aug. in Psa.
128, 6.—Plur.: “mulierum,”
Lact. 5, 8, 7.—
II. In gen., a
dishonoring, profaning: “imaginum,”
LIKELY RELIGIOUS PROSTITUTION IS FALSE SPEAKING AND MUSIC
All rhetoric, singing, playing
instruments or acting is identified as second or third
order truth. If it is sold as the truth then it is
Phantasies most likely the
result of Mind Alteration. Creative imagination is the realm
of the Sophist or the WISE which 1 Corinthians 1 claims will
not be in the church. A Sophist is a slick speaker,
mjusician, harp player. Mim-esis
songs and sermons are almost always imitation of the real
Biblical Text. Demiourgos one who practices as
a profession namely a Rhetor-ikos skilled as a
speaker the primary meaing of hypocrite
Imag I. an imitation,
copy of a thing, an image, likeness
(i. e. a picture, statue, mask, an apparition, ghost,
phantom. Jesus calls speakers, singers and
instrument players HYPOCRITES. That is, they present an
IMAGINATIVE IMITATION of the truth.
a reverberation of sound, an echo
Resono To send forth
a roaring noise, clamore, Musicus Cantus I. the
production of melodious sound, a musical
utterance or expression, either with voice
or instrument; hence, song, singing, playing,
music B. An incantation, charm,
Magicus skilled in incantantations.
Vanitates, superstition, Resonance of a musical corda Catgut, a
string (of a musical instrument), A rope,
cord, for binding a slave:
nothingness, nullity, want of reality: falsity,
falsehood, deception, untruth, untrustworthiness,
Superstitio Excessive fear of the
goas, unreasonable religious belief, superstition.
A song is a LADED BURDEN. Phort-ikos tiresome,
wearisome, because of the crowd, inflated rhetorical
style, listening to METER
tuba terribili sonitu taratantara dixit Outlawed for
the Church in the wilderness, 1. A signal
for war, lofty style of spaking, exciter, author of
Spectacle with applause, the musical strings.
Vergil Verg. A. 9.503
But now the brazen trumpet's fearsome song
blares loud, and startled shouts of soldiery
spread through the roaring sky. The Volscian band
press to the siege, and, locking shield with shield,
fill the great trenches, tear the palisades,
or seek approach by ladders up the walls,
Canorus I. of
or pertaining to melody, melodious, harmonious,
euphonious; neutr. or act. (of sound,
men, animals, instruments, etc.; class. in prose and
poetry). mere jingling, melody,
charm, in speaking:
Pro-stituo to expose women
PROSTITUTION IN RELIGION
set forth in public, offer for sale in the theater"
These are feigned,
spurious sermons, humanitatis or polished
languate for sale. Orator
Cic. S. Rosc. 41.121 Cicero
 That cannot be the
truth, O judges; it is not probable that Chrysogonus has
taken a fancy to their learning or their politeness, or
that he should be acquainted with their industry and
fidelity in the business of a household. There is
something which is hidden; and the more
studiously it is bidden and kept back by them, so much
the more is it visible and conspicuous. Cic. S. Rosc. 120
Pro-sto I. To
stand forth, stand out, project: A.
Of a seller, to offer one's wares for sale, carry
on one's business (cf. propono) 2. In
partic., to sell one's body, prostitute one's
FORMATION MAY JUST BE WITCHERY
Lucretitus Lucr. 2.428
Kapel-euo A. to be
a retail-dealer, drive a petty trade, sell by
retail, sell learning by retail, hawk it about, traffic in
grants of citizenship, of PROSTITUTES
Thus simple 'tis to see that whatsoever
Can touch the senses pleasingly are made
Of smooth and rounded elements, whilst those
Which seem the bitter and the sharp, are held
Entwined by elements more crook'd, and so
Are wont to tear their ways into our senses,
And rend our body as they enter in.
In short all good to sense, all bad to touch,
Being up-built of figures so unlike,
Are mutually at strife- lest thou suppose
That the shrill rasping of a squeaking saw
Consists of elements as smooth as song
Which, waked by nimble fingers, on the strings
The sweet musicians fashion; or suppose
That same-shaped atoms through men's nostrils pierce
When foul cadavers burn, as when the stage
Is with Cilician saffron sprinkled fresh,
And the altar near exhales Panchaean scent;
Hdt.1.155 Heredotus: Cyrus told how to take the FIGHT
out of the enemy:  But
pardon the Lydians, and give them this command so that
they not revolt or pose a danger to you: send and forbid
them to possess weapons of war,
2Cor. 2:14 Now thanks be
unto God, which always causeth us to triumph in Christ,
them to wear tunics under their cloaks
knee-boots on their feet,
to teach their sons lyre-playing [kitharizein]
song [psallein] and dance
quickly, O king,
shall see them become women instead
that you need not fear them, that
they might revolt."
and maketh manifest
the savour of his knowledge by us in every place.
2Cor. 2:15 For we are unto God a sweet savour of Christ,
in them that are
saved, and in them that perish:
2Cor. 2:16 To the one we are the savour of death unto
and to the other the
savour of life unto life.
And who is
sufficient for these things?
2Cor. 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.
Kel-esis A. bewitching,
enchantment by eloquence, dikastōn
ibid.; by music and sweet sounds, Id.R.601b,
this connects to ancient Dionysus Worship in Navigating
the Winds of Change. When some of Israel
rose up to PLAY in musical idolatry at Mount Sinai, Stephen
says that God abandoned them to worship the starry host. This
was the worship of Dionysus or the new wineskin of Egypt,
Greece, Canaan and Babylon. This paper looks at proof
that the urge for mysticism---broughrt about by "musical
worship" exactly repeats the rising up in musical idolatry.
Paul warned about this in 1 Corinthians 10 and Romans 10.
ekhis “ekheis” Thphr.
Char.1.7:—viper, Pl.Smp.217e, Arist.HA511a16, etc.:
metaph., “sukophantēs kai e. tēn
phusin” D.25.96; hōsper e. ē skorpios ērkōs to kentron52; cf. ekhidna.
Dem. 25 96 Demosthenes  Let me put it in this
way. Perhaps none of you has ever been bitten by an
adder or a tarantula, and I hope he never may be. All
the same, whenever you see such creatures, you
promptly kill them all. In just the same way, men of Athens, whenever you see a
false accuser, a man with the venom of a viper in his
nature, do not wait for him to bite one of you, but
always let the man who comes across him exact
Plat. Euthyd. 290a [290a] and only slightly
inferior to that. The sorcerer's art is the
charming of snakes and tarantulas and scorpions and
other beasts and diseases, while the other is just the
charming and soothing of juries, assemblies, crowds,
and so forth. Or does it strike you differently? I
Sorcerer Epode A. song
to or over: hence, enchantment,
spell, II. in metre, epôidos, ho, a verse
or passage returning at intervals, a
in Revelation who will burn.
includes a New Style of song and drama
music and sweet sounds
Plat. Rep. 601b Plato
Republic [601b] whether
he speak in rhythm, meter and harmony about cobbling
or generalship or anything whatever. So mighty is the
that these adornments naturally exercise; though when
they are stripped bare of their musical coloring and
taken by themselves, I think you know what sort of a
showing these sayings of the poets make. For you, I
believe, have observed them.” “I have,” he said. “Do
they not,” said I, “resemble the faces of adolescents,
young but not really beautiful, when the bloom of
youth abandons them?” “By all means,” he said. “Come,
then,” said I, “consider this point: The creator of
the phantom, the imitator, we say, knows nothing of
the reality but only the appearance.
Cf. Gorg. 502 Cei tis perieloi tēs poiēseōs pasēs to te melos kai ton rhuthmon,
that the ideas of poets are inferior to those of
the ordinary layman. Cf. also Julian, Or.
ii. 78 D, Coleridge, Table Talk: “If you
take from Virgil his diction and metre what do you
Mysticism: In which
knowledge of the true self and the true secret doctrines is
attained by a mystical experience of the divine. The
scriptures refer to this in Colossians:
"Let no one cheat
you of your reward, taking delight in false humility and
worship of angels, intruding into those things which he has
not seen, vainly puffed up by his fleshly mind…These things
indeed have an appearance of wisdom in self-imposed
religion, false humility, and neglect of the body, but are
of no value against the indulgence of the flesh". [Col
EXAMPLES OF MYSTICAL
RITES AT TORONTO
Mysticism Defined - John
"Mysticism includes the
idea that direct knowledge of God or ultimate reality is
achieved through personal, subjective intuition or experience
apart from, or even contrary to, historical fact or
objective divine revelation."
It was music in all pagan
mysticism which was used to bring on this "out of your mind"
"Johnson, a professor at
West Texas State University, elaborates: When we speak of
a mystical experience we refer to an event that is
completely within the person. It is totally subjective
. . . Although the mystic may experience it as having been
triggered by occurrences or objects outside himself
(like a sunset, a piece of music, a religious ceremony,
or even a sex act), the mystical experience is a
totally inner event. It contains no essential
aspects that exist externally to him in the physical world
. . . A mystical experience is primarily
an emotive event, rather
a cognitive one
. . Its predominant qualities have more to do with
emotional intensity, or 'feeling tone' than with facts
evaluated and understood rationally. Although this is
true, it alone is a woefully inadequate way of describing
the mystical experience. The force of the experience is
often so overwhelming that the person having it finds his
entire life changed by it. Mere emotions cannot effect
"Furthermore, it is
from this emotional quality that another characteristic
results, namely, its 'self-authenticating'
nature. The mystic rarely questions the
goodness and value of his experience.
Consequently, if he describes it as giving him
information, he rarely questions the truth of his newly
gained "knowledge". It is this claim that mystical
experiences are "ways of knowing" truth that is vital to
understanding many religious movements we see today.
[Our Sufficiency in Christ, John MacArthur, Jr., Word
This naturally leads to trying to use the performing arts as away to fill
the void. Because Lynn Anderson has been held up as a
prime example you may want to see how .....
Lynn Anderson of Hope Network and how to
Transition into Shepherding.
Because the SHEPHERDING of
Lynn Anderson and the forcing of instruments at Oak Hills is
based on promise keepers, Travers and Jewel van der Merwe, "Strange Fire: The Rise of
Gnosticism in the Church" provides us a detailed explanation
of the Gnostic heresy and how it has adapted to the modern
church in various new perversions of doctrine.
How he promotes the Promise Keepers Shepherding Movement
Anderson and the Neo Pagan Parallels
the Witchery at LU Section below
"When a high value is
placed on personal experiences or revelations, Scriptures
are then unscrupulously twisted and misquoted. We
find those who believe the feelings of a congregation must
be hyped-up in order to `feel'
the Presence of the Lord or else the church
is thought to be `dead.' Instead of music being used to worship
and glorify God, it is used as a
means of `connecting' or
`feeling' the Presence of God. (p. 89)
Keepers be adopting some of these `experiential'
Gnostic beliefs and practices? Chris Corbett
noted, in the "Heritage" article, that "given PK's
emphasis on emotional highs and revelations, and
their apparent disdain for precise theology,
critics wonder where the next `vision' could take the
movement - and how it could influence the lives of the
Christian men being tethered to it through PK's
growing arms." Unfortunately, Corbett found that "PK
officials would not comment on the Vineyard...
Celebration: Keith Lancaster
Stunning like all
musical terms speaks of enchantment or sorcery.
Jesus identifies the Scribes and Pharisees by calling
them hypocrites. He STUNNED them so that they could never
again read the Word of God.
"The congregational singing was stunning, with all
ages joining in a seamless collection of standards
and contemporary songs; upbeat and meditative songs
with an emphasis on the joy of the Lord. Randy
Harris presented a message encouraging God's
people to "party."
(One of his points was how Jesus was the type of person who
was invited to parties and people wanted to be around.)
The Psalms of Solomon
left no sin undone, wherein they surpassed not the heathen.
15 Therefore God mingled for them a spirit
gave them to drink a cup of undiluted wine, that they
might become drunken.
Awake, awake, stand up, O Jerusalem,
which hast drunk at the hand of the Lord the cup of his
fury; thou hast drunken the dregs of the cup of
trembling, and wrung them out. Isaiah 51:17
16 He brought
him that is from the end of the earth, that smiteth
Of course, this is a blasphemous
and slanderous lie which fits with the
EMERGING church PATTERNED after Navigating the Winds of
changed which is patterned after witchcraft or sorcery as John
called the rhetoricians, singers and musicians as "lusted
after fruits" and sorcerers:
and amazed, blind yourselves and be sightless; be
drunk, but not from wine, stagger, but
not from beer. Isaiah 29:9
LORD has brought over you a deep sleep: He has sealed your eyes
(the prophets); he has
covered your heads (the seers). Isaiah
These prophets and prophetesses were not
foretellers or forthtellers. They made up their sermons
and songs out of their own head and then sold them with
charismatic preaching or with music. Click
1. whom we shall adorn with the
glorious folds of song. A god is set over your ambitions
as a guardian, Hieron, and he devises with this as his
concern. If he does not desert you soon, I hope that I will
celebrate an even greater sweetness,  sped by a swift
chariot, finding a helpful path of song when I
come to the sunny hill of Cronus. For me the Muse
tends her mightiest shaft of courage. Some
men are great in one thing, others in another; but the
peak of the farthest limit is for kings. Do not
look beyond that!  May it be yours to walk on
high throughout your life, and mine to associate
with victors [Nikes] as long as I live,
distinguished for my skill among Greeks everywhere.
All of the Biblical writers
used POINTERS to further expand the false religon which the
Epistles were written to repudiate. All of the people in
the Greek world would readily understand that Jesus called the
Scribes and Pharisees (professionals without ethics) as
hypocrites by pointing to rhetoricians, singers and talented
musicians. The marginally literate world knew that
rhetoricians and song writers fed on MYTHS and could not make
a living telling the truth. One of the best
dissertations on the role of rhetoricians and the MOTHER of
In declaring Jesus a wine drinker
and wine manufacturer,
Fred Peatross sets the PATTERNISM: The New Testament emphasizes diversity. It is not
wrong to remain single, but it is wrong to prohibit
marriage (1 Timothy 4:3). It is not wrong to abstain, but
it is wrong to forbid wine (Romans 14:21).
the Baptist was an abstemious loner who preferred the
desert to parties and luxuries.
His sermons emphasized doom and judgment.
His sermons emphasized grace and mercy
(Matthew 11:18-19). He was a
party-goer, a gregarious friend of sinners. Yet both
Jesus and John pleased God.
Rubel Shelly: Wine was a common beverage
in his world. He drank it. He served
it. He produced well over 100 gallons of
it for this event.
| Lenski: "Those who charge Jesus with
manufacturing intoxicants are "eager to mar, if by
any means they could, the image of a perfect
Holiness, which offends and rebukes them."
Fred Peatross says
Pixel in a Greater Picture: The Emerging Church of
Fred Peatross: Spectacle Creations aren't just
presentations by performers but events that
provide an occasion for the enactment of an experience by participants
and large crowds that gather. In this spectacle there is the development
of anticipation or expectation
about what is coming;
Music plays a key part of the spectacle. Sound, as a sensual component, enters
us in a way in which the visual alone cannot.
found meaning in words;
today's generations find
meaning in experiences.
In concerts there is a convergence--the total
experience takes place in the response
of an audience to the multidimensional character of
electronic events. There are music, words, the charisma
of the artists, the percussive use of light, images and beat, the behaviors
of the crowd, the kinesthetic involvement of
the audience in moving, dancing and typically staying
on their feet the entire time. The power of the
event for the participative audience occurs
Hitler could not have
said it better!
convergence of the sensory experience.
They are drawn into a vortex
of personal and social yearnings and satisfactions.
Plato's dialog between Phaedrus and
This proves the madness of all forms of musical performance
and identrifies the LOCUSTS in Revelation as the sudden rise
of men who had been seduced by the Muses (mother of harlots)
in Revelation 17 who used "lusted after fruits" as
rhetoricians, singers and instrument players in Revelation 18:
John called the SORCERERS who deceived the whole world and
murdered the prophets. Therefore, those who have been seduced
by the Mother Goddess (professoress, elderess) lust to use the
Old Testament which the Bible student knows was added BECAUSE
of musical idolatry at Mount Sinai.
You will be entertained with 12 "musical worship teams" (a
blasphemous term?) and 2 major Acappella leaders to go along
with some of the "thought leaders" and any biblical comments
will undoubtedly be massaged to make it "turkey soup for the
sick." The prophecy, in fact, is that the beginning-time
Babylon harlot church will be repeated where the mother of
harlots (Rev 17) uses "lusted after FRUITS" [same people in
Amos] as slick speakers, singers and instrument players John
called sorcerers WHO HAD deceived the whole world. (John
18) It is interesting that when people abandon THE FAITH
they always "crack away to the archaic" (Joseph Campbell) and
the new style worship is from old style Babylon.
The twice-daily PRACTICE of connecting "praise singing" to
the worship of a Spirit God is defined by all known evidence
as a form of sorcery or witchcraft. The grouping and
affirmation of the massed multitudes will alter your brain
even if you scoff.
Consistent with the Bible and good mental health, believers
are taught to seek God (Paul's only worship concept) by giving
heed to His Word. The very style of musical performance
always points to "enchantment" and modern medicine knows that
it works by inducing a drug high: endorphins which induce the
impulse of FIGHT, FLIGHT and SEXUAL feelings. That is why all
churches having "installed" a college-trained "worship
minister" cause many of the owners to flee.
understand why "worship music" is people being drug
Scientific American Music and the Brain
Don't be put off by the term
"instrumental" because the Acappella (hides a cappella)
praise team is a defacto MUSICAL instrument but using organic
instruments. If you listen you will hear the
pseudo-instruments and even the "animal" sounds which in the
pre-illiterate period was a sign of demonism.
when a symphony's denouement gives delicious chills,
the same kinds of pleasure centers of the
brain light up as they do when eating chocolate, having
sex or taking cocaine.
Therein lies an intriguing biological mystery: Why is
music--universally beloved and uniquely powerful in its
ability to wring emotions--so pervasive and
important to us? Could its emergence have enhanced human
survival somehow, such as by aiding courtship, as
Geoffrey F. Miller of the University of New Mexico has
proposed? Or did it originally help us by promoting
social cohesion in groups that had grown too large for
grooming, as suggested by Robin M. Dunbar of the
University of Liverpool? On the other hand, to use the words
of Harvard University's Steven Pinker, is music just "auditory
cheesecake"--a happy accident of evolution that
happens to tickle the brain's fancy?
It is clear that different parts of the brain process
music and speech: that is why the direct command is to
SPEAK even when we "sing that which is written" in the
style of the time. SPEAK is defined--for any
student--as the opposite to poetry and music. Myth
Mongers were allowed to write songs and poems because they
never wrote the truth. That is why "singers" are USED to
silence the Words of Christ. For that reason John called
rhetoric, singing and instrument players SORCERERS
consistent witl all Greek texts.
It has been the sectarianizing
patternism for churches which engage in the Church Growth
Cult and build mega churches to fall into some kind of
primal madness and quite willingly lie about all of the
Bible and known literature to IMPOSE first musical worship
teams and then instruments knowing that they were
deliberately sowing discord having "counted the losses as
how they sang! ‘That chant to the sound of the viol,
and invent to themselves instruments of music, like David.’
sounds gratified their auricular sensibilities,
and they chanted to the ‘viol.’ Here is the lust
of the ear... What a description this of a people that
lived and wrought entirely for the senses! They were
practical materialists. They had no
spiritual vision, sensibilities, or experience.
Their imperishable souls were submerged in the deep flowing
sea of mere animal pleasures... There is,
indeed, a reference to intellectual effort, for it is said,
‘they invented to themselves instruments of
music.’ Carnal indulgencies has ever been and is now
as much, if not more than ever, the great employer of man’s
inventive faculties.” (Pulpit Commentary, The Book of Amos,
Naturally, the most crowd--attracting
speakers have been instrumental in trying to "restructure"
what they call the ANTI-instrumental Church of Christ into the
use of instruments. The ploy of calling congregational
singing "Acappella" and using performance singers whose
"style" is instrumental paves the way for adding instruments.
Not surprisingly, the curse of the Monarchy now being used to
say that God commands musical worship, was LIKE THE NATIONS
because that is what God abandoned Israel to.
the Old Style Babylon worship
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the system which Nimrod was the
grand instrument in introducing, men were led to believe
that a real
spiritual change of heart was unnecessary,
and that so far as change was needful,
they could be regenerated by mere external
at the subject in the light of the Bacchanalian orgies (Read
Ephesus and Corinth), which, as the reader has seen,
commemorated the history of Nimrod, it is evident that
........... he led mankind
to seek their chief good in sensual enjoyment,
and showed them how they might enjoy the
pleasures of sin, without any fear of the wrath of a
holy God. (Voodoo, Rock, Boogie
Woogie becomes Contemporary Christian Music)
various expeditions he was always accompanied by troops
of women; and by music and song, and games
(ritual drama) and revelries,
and everything that could please the
commended himself to the good
graces of mankind." (Hislop, Alexander, The Two Babylons, p. 55,
Now I beseech
you, brethren, mark them who cause divisions and offences
contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned;
and avoid them. For they that are such serve not our
Lord Jesus Christ but their own body, and by good works
and fair speeches deceive the hearts of the innocent"
(Romans 16:17, 18).
Rubel Shelly uses Lynn Anderson for getting new
SPECTACLES to get a new VISION for the Church of Christ. This
was a popular thing at the time among Methodist feminists and
lesbians in the schools and universities reviving the
Sophia-Zoe "old style worship" of Gnosticism. This has
deep roots in the Grace-Based movements.
See how early churchy hymns evolved out of voodoo:
the modern ROCK beat makes it
Lynn Anderson continues to be a favorite son at Lipscomb: he
has been responsible for Blowing the Winds of Change and has
been instrumental in feeding elders radically false teachings about
all of the "instrument" terms in the Bible. What you should
grasp is that Jesus said that the doctors of the law take away
the key to knowledge. They missed key is that there are always
TWO THREADS running through the Bible: the
king-priestly-elite were turned over to worship the starry
hosts and the Monarchy was God carrying out the captivity and
death sentence imposed at Mount Sinai. The Godly or
Spiritual thread taught by the Spirit of Christ in the prophets
radically repudiates the Civil-Religious THREAD including
slick speakers and music as the tools used by those Nehemiah
and others call robbers and parasites. Because those
elevated to guru state apparently cannot pick between
the road to hell and the road to heaven, it comes as no
surprise that teachers believe that all truth evaporated in
THEIR postmodern age but that we should pay them to get a NEW
SUPPLY. The postmodern concept is based on these
minimalist's belief that they run at the speed of light and
therefore there is NO
I have collected some of the witchery
threads among the now-PROMOTED change agents here under
Part of the always-female-at-the-root
view is that "
While we want to be considerate of feelings and comfort
zones, we should be much more interested in being obedient
to God and considering what He desires. “Am I now
seeking the favor of men, or of God? Or am I trying
to please men? If I were still
pleasing men, I should not be a servant of Christ.”
Gal.1:10. Rather than asking what kind of worship we
are comfortable with, each of us should be asking
what kind of worship is pleasing to God. "
But the Jesus Christ of the olden Bible
died to give us REST from the laded burdens (musical
rituals) and the burden laders: Scribes and Pharisees Jesus
called hypocrites by pointing to Isaiah and Ezekiel where as
the Spirit of Christ he MARKED rhetoricians, singers and
Jameson Fawcett Brown notes: Vulgate translates,
"They turn thy words into a song of their mouths." heart
goeth after covetousness--the grand
rival to the love of God; therefore called "idolatry," and
therefore associated with impure carnal love, as both
alike transfer the heart's affection from the Creator
to the creature
veniunt ad te quasi si ingrediatur populus et sedent
coram te populus meus et audiunt sermones tuos et non
faciunt eos quia in canticum oris sui vertunt illos et
avaritiam suam sequitur cor eorum
And they come to thee, as if people were
coming in, and my people sit before thee: and hear thy
words, and do them not: for they turn them into a
song of their mouth, and their heart goeth after
their covetousness. Ezekiel 33:31
STUDENTS TO FEMINIST THEOLOGY AND THEOLOGIANS:
Writing on Willow Creek in in discussing
Feminist leadership which has always leaned toward
witchery: for every ten thousand witches there is only one
Therefore, one might expect that in 2008 you
are set to have your COMFORT ZONES pushed
closer to the edge--but not so close teaches Anderson that
you get fired. One would expect some Directors will
attend with some pink slips.
"What does Willow Creek mean by
"appropriate level of consensus?" In practice, it means
that complementarians are encouraged to look
elsewhere for a church. As
Dr. B--at is what Willow Creekers affectionately call
"Anyone who is a member adheres to the
statement of beliefs and practices of the church."
Carr had attended Willow Creek since 1992. "I came to
Christ there, was baptized there, married there," he says
fondly. That's why Mr. Carr's dissent over the women-in-leadership
position is painful for him to talk about; he
still loves the church.
last year, when Mr. Carr decided to join the church,
ran into difficulties. An appendix of the
membership book "threw up red flags for me."
went back to his division leader, who referred him to a female
elder who is the author of a paper
called "Elders' Response to the Most Frequently Asked
Questions About Membership at Willow Creek." In that
document, volunteer membership coaches are told,
that Participating Members of Willow
Creek minimally be able to affirm and joyfully
sit under the teaching of women
teachers ... that they can joyfully submit to
the leadership of women in various leadership positions
at Willow Creek."
from Mr. Bilezikian to Mr. Carr confirmed the church's
position: "I commend you for wanting to serve with
integrity in a church that is compatible with your view.
Creek is not that place." At
that point Mr. Carr gave up the idea of membership.
teacher Mr. Ortberg says the need for
agreement is an "issue of integrity" But complementarian Wayne
Grudem uses no euphemisms in his analysis of the Willow
"The way an egalitarian view triumphs is by a
suppression of information and discussion."
BUILT UPON THE FOUNDATION OF RHONDA LOWRY
Rhonda Lowry currently serves as an adjunct Professor
of Spiritual Formation at the David Lipscomb
University Institut of Leadership --
Nashville, Tennessee. Rhonda completed her
M.Div. at Fuller Theological Seminary. She
has become a widely sought after speaker andhas taught
at Fuller and Pepperdine Universities.
However, Jesus as the Christ
was the VISIBLE and AUDIBLE Word of God. He is the RATIONAL
DISCOURSE of the inaudible Deity. When we accept
Christ by being baptized into Christ Acts 2:38 promises us A
holy spirit. Our Spirit is our rational mind. In 2
Corinthians 3 it is only after conversion (at baptism) that
those who are blind are given the ability to read BLACK
text on WHITE paper. That is why the Christian school
of the Bible is restricted to SPEAK or READ as the way to
transfer SPIRIT from God in Christ to us: Jesus said, "My
Words are Spirit and Life" (John 6:63).
Speaking of Willow Creek: being
infiltrated by a
strategy for ecumenism without regard for doctrine.
Renovare is the organization behind this movement out
of the traditions of Quakerism and it is directed by Rich
Foster and William L. Vasivig. Ecumenical evangelism
advocates infiltration of liberal denominations and
organizations rather than separation from liberal unbelief
At the Wednesday night service at WCCC
we were introduced to a "spiritual formation leader",
The classics the women's ministry were
instructing us to "avail to" were mystical
writings from around the forth to fifteenth century.
The mystics taught
how to unclutter the mind and
rational thought so the mind is totally
This opened them
up for the "Presence of God" which is actually a form of
Quaker quietists believe in a similar manner that "God is
within" and they believe a "Quiet Revolution" is coming
and declare there will be a coming incomparable "harvest."
They are predicting the greatest harvesting of
souls in the history of the world. An important
difference to understand is that the Holy Spirit indwells
us when we accept Jesus Christ and the occult meaning
behind the concept of "the god within," "the light
within," or "the Christ within" has a different
ENTHUSIASM means the "gods within" something only women can
achieve which is MADNESS
the WORD is the LOGOS or rational discourse
5. Keri Wyatt
Kent Is teaching women's ministry classes at
WCCC; Involved in Cenacle Retreat House Spirituality
Center-Interactive Retreats where you can experience
"God within" in a variety of ways-through art, walking the
labyrinth, Franciscan priest's prayers, chanting,
meditation, Indian sound mysticism, and other journeys
to your creative center;
plea, pretext, ground, would have admitted of an
2. statement of a theory, argument,
to be explained
c. in Logic, proposition,
whether as premiss or conclusion
rule, principle, law, as embodying
the result of logismos
thesis, hypothesis, provisional ground,
ground 6.formula (wider than definition,
but freq. equivalent thereto), term expressing reason,
law exhibited in the world-process,
continuous statement, narrative (whether
fact or fiction), oration lego
Opposite myths, poetry, meter,
4.speech, delivered in court, assembly
expression or utterance, lego, lexis
opposite ôidê, 1.art of song 5.
= eppsdê, spell, incantation
of an author, opposite exegesis
[Peter's private interpretation outlaws exegesis]
The word SPEAK for the
assembly is the opposite of poetry and music because these
are derived out of the imaganation. If the
"imagination of mankind is always wicked" it warns against
any kind of MIND CONTROL to enhance your imaginatiion.
When you loose connection with the WORD you have lost
connection of the HEAD and you cannot be trusted. That is
why Paul warned that the only way to be sure is that women
be quiet and sedentary. See
Second Maccabees to understand that women are
kept SAFE in childbearing which they are NOT if they fall
under the WRATH or ORGY of arousal music.
1. Richard J. Foster: Renovare
& Christian Mystic Quaker and Fuller
psychologist, Foster teaches all the techniques of the
New Age such as quietism, mantras, centering,
Buddhism, Yoga, T. M., exercises of Ignatius Loyola,
Eastern religion and so on….
See dialog with Foster Defenders
is not Christianity. The written Word of God gives
Christians order and direction in living and worshiping
together. God defines "truth" with His Word. It is
objective, authoritative, and sufficient.
"I testify to everyone who hears the words of the prophecy
of this book: if anyone adds to them, God shall add to him
the plagues which are written in this book; and if anyone
takes away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God
shall take away his part from the tree of life and from the
holy city, which are written in this book." Revelation
Harris, Gary Holloway and Rhonda Lowery
Growing Deeper: A look at contemplative
If Harris is searching it is
a sure sign that he is LOST: being a quiet Christian gives one
absolute assurance which does not need the music or
meditation of Witchcraft. History knows that when you want
to change the laws of a nation you must first introduce a
new style music as a vanguard
said. ‘This is aimed at students, not the guests.’
‘I’ve done a number of things related to the topic,’
Harris said. He’s spent time at a Trappist monastery,
a Buddhist retreat, a Celtic
retreat house and a hermit community for
40 days of silent prayer. ‘We’re in a world where everyone
is looking for religious experience,’ Harris said. ‘Monks
and hermits are people who seem to know about that –
that’s why I’ve gone to check ‘em out.’ . . . Though he studies
mysticism, Harris said his education on the subject
includes learning through experience. ‘I’ve done a whole
lot of reading about it, but you get to a point
where you don’t want to read about it,’ Harris said. ‘I’ve
really been on a search and kinda decided
I would go any place in the world to try and learn
from people who know about meditation or contemplative
prayer or who were practicing a mystical tradition.’”
"For Fr. Bede, being
universal meant to be centered and grounded.
He generated this universality of heart through
his daily practice of meditation and
contemplative prayer, and this opened him
ever more to the myths, symbols and teachings of
the other great religions of the world." Man,
Monk, Mystic by Pascaline Coff, O.S.B.
Speaking of Bede Griffiths
popularity of Buddhist practice among
Christians has grown substantially during the last two
decades, said John Cowan, author of Taking Seriously:
Buddhist Meditations for Christians ..." read
Inside Code Words
(noted New Ager) writes in her books:
from the Inner Christ, how the human race will soon
experience a day of 'Planetary Pentecost.'
claiming to be in contact with 'Christ,' writes 'the
Planetary Smile is another name for the Planetary
Pentecost. When enough of us share a common
thought [paradigm shift] of our oneness with
God, Spirit will be poured out on all flesh paying
attention.' (p. 79). In her book, The Revelation,
Hubbard says, 'Christ, in describing the planetary
smile, said: "an uncontrollable joy will ripple
through the thinking layer of the earth."' ...This
massive sudden empathic alignment will cause a shift in
the consciousness [paradigm shift] of Earth." (p.
234-235). Writing in Happy Birth Day Planet Earth,
Hubbard repeats what she heard from 'Christ.' He said,
"as the planetary smile ripples through the nervous
systems of earth, ... separation is overcome,
and I appear to all of you at once." (p. 10-11.) (The
words "paradigm shift" added at appropriate
places.) (SCP Newsletter, Volume 19:2, p. 13. Published
by Spiritual Counterfeits Project, P. O. Box 4308,
Berkeley, CA 94704.).
(David) Yonggi Cho teaches the same
thing. In The Fourth Dimension he tells
of his frustration that Buddhist monks
and yoga healers could perform miracles.
Then the Holy Spirit supposedly revealed to him that the
fourth dimension, the spirit realm, is available
to all whether Christian or not, for it contains both
good and evil powers. 'So men, by exploring their
spiritual sphere of the fourth dimension of visions and
dreams in their imaginations, can brood over and
incubate the third dimension (the material world)
influencing it and changing it.' This applies to
all men alike. Because God gave man dominion over the
earth, says Cho, unbelievers can 'develop their inner
spiritual being' and change the material world.
Thus Christians also have the responsibility to 'realize
their inner potential' and manipulate the fourth
dimension for good." (Mainstream, Winter, 1994, p. 11.
Published by Banner Ministries, Box 23, Belper, Derbys
DE56 1QR, UK.) Anyone who teaches this idea of a fourth
dimension is dealing with psychic activities
and the depraved soul, not the Holy Spirit.
While there are some temporary results to these kinds of
activities, they are totally evil and will
eventually turn on the person's head.
It is probably true that the
baby boomers (infantile drummers) have fueled much of the
radical changes in most religious groups. And as a society
gets more urban and disconnected it turns out that the best
educated are the easiest to driven into a new mental state.
You can believe it or not but the Bible seems to confirm The
Book of Enoch and other ancient documents that when Satan
seduces you away from the Word and into musical entertainment,
you have fallen and will never get up. That is because music
is as addictive as crack.
and gymnastic (must) be preserved in their original form,
and no innovation made. They must do their utmost to
maintain them intact. And when anyone says that mankind
newest song which the singers have, (Osyssey)...
be afraid that he may be praising, not some new songs, but
a new kind of song; and
this ought not to be praised, or conceived
to be the meaning of the poet;
musical innovation is full of danger in
the whole State, and ought to be prohibited.
So Damon tells me, and I can quite believe him;
that when modes of music change, the fundamental
laws of the State always change with
"Then," I said, "our guardians must lay the foundations
of their fortress in music?"
replied, 'in the form of amusement: and at
first sight it always appears harmless'." (The Great Dialogs, Plato, Classic
edition, p. 312)
Here is what God wants us to
think on or meditate on but without the "prophesying"
of "lord, lord saying" which is sorcery.
revolution had taken place since John
Lennon declared that the Beatles were more
popular than God. Suddenly a
whole generation raised on free love, drugs, and rock and
roll was looking for something more eternal. They found it
in Jesus Christ -- not the Jesus
Christ who was found in their parents' churches -- but a
Jesus Christ that was much like them -- the ultimate
hippy. These self-proclaimed "Jesus
Freaks" originated in California, centering especially in
Calvary Chapel in Costa Mesa.
most religious revivals, the "Jesus Movement" was
accompanied by a new music that expressed
the mood, culture, and tenets of the new faith.
D. Romanowski points out in his history of Jesus music, "Baptizing
rock music with Christian
lyrics was a way of legitimizing the music
for born-again hippies and making it
viable in the youth market" (Schultze
1990, 149). For the article Click Here
Music" was an attempt to use
the language of the generation-- music--as
vehicle to bring Christ to the
Rubel Shelly wants to baptize Santa
and begin to think of the S.O.N. God as the S.U.N. god.
And Max Lucado's Cosmic Christmas has
some interesting comparisons to Shamash or S.U.N. worship.
how Max Lucado led his church into instrumental music at a high
cost of loss of original members, elders and the best source
of CASH from people who will never trust an elder again and
many will never enter another church again.
The problem with DEEP MEDITATION is that you probably inform
your brain what you want it to tell you in vivid visions,
audible voices or having the Holy Spirit tell you it is ok
to lie about all of the "instrument" words in the Bible.
Seems that the Lord was NOT in that
meditated vision to get authority to pursue it by having
many owners leave, elders resign and many others
confessing to GOING ALONG. Of Course, Lynn Anderson was
fueling the elders with absolutely false teaching about
Max Lucado: God calls us to do the same. Over the
last few months, I've sensed our Master
us to expand our dreams for San Antonio. He calls
us to a fresh vision: a vision
of a city-impacting church.
details of this vision
crystallized for me, I shared them with our elders.
prayed, pondered, and tested the ideas
and, ultimately saw them as
God's will for Oak
purpose of this presentation is to share several strategic decisions that will posture Oak Hills
the Lord's guidance, a citywide
impact. We call you to dedicate the next forty
days (August 31 to October 9) to
prayer, asking God to give us all strength to obey his
call. Like the Apostle Paul, we desire
to say, "...I
this vision from heaven..." (Acts 26:19 CEV)
Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true,
whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are
just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things
are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there
be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these
There is nothing mystical in
the "witchy" sense in Christianity: Indeed, by calling people
back to the WORD CENTERED Centered the "ekklesia" intends to
inclucate spiritual (mental, sane, sober) principles by
rehearsing the great EPICS contained in the Bible. On
the contrary, the mythical of the pagan world involved the
form of rhetoric and singing styles which both MARK and
MANUFACTURE effeminance in our children.
is not Biblical prayer at all, rather it is a type of
mystical meditation leading the mind into an altered
state of consciousness. It goes beyond thought,
providing an experiential union with so-called God
or with nature producing body sensations, feelings,
images, and reflections. It is based on "experiences" rather
than sound doctrine. " ... give attendance ... to doctrine."
1 Timothy 4:13.
to be based on God's word rather than experiences. "So
then faith [cometh] by hearing, and hearing by the word of
God." Romans 10:17, "For we walk by faith, not by sight:"
2 Corinthians 5:7.
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restored Babylonian System
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Nimrod was known as the god of the Chaldean Mysteries. That name, as
we have seen, was Saturn. Saturn
and Mystery are both Chaldean words, and
they are correlative terms. As Mystery signifies the Hidden
system, so Saturn signifies the Hidden
the Litany of the Mass, the
worshipers ARE TAUGHT thus to
pray: "God Hidden, and my
Saviour, have mercy upon us." (M'GAVIN'S Protestant) Whence can
this invocation of the "God Hidden" have come, but from
the ancient worship of Saturn, the
"Hidden God"? As the Papacy has canonised the Babylonian
god by the name of St.
Dionysius, and St. Bacchus, the
"martyr," so by this very name of "Satur" is he also
enrolled in the calendar; for March 29th is the festival
of "St. Satur," the
martyr. (CHAMBER'S Book of Days)
the system which Nimrod was the grand
instrument in introducing, men were led to believe
real spiritual change of heart was
and that so far as change was needful,
they could be regenerated by mere external
at the subject in the light of the Bacchanalian orgies (Read
Ephesus and Corinth), which, as the
reader has seen, commemorated the history
of Nimrod, it is evident that he led mankind to seek their
chief good in sensual enjoyment,
showed them how they might enjoy the pleasures of sin,
without any fear of the wrath of a holy God. (Voodoo,
Rock, Boogie Woogie becomes Contemporary Christian
various expeditions he was always accompanied by troops
of women; and by music and song, and games
(ritual drama) and
revelries, and everything that could please
the natural hearts,
commended himself to the good
graces of mankind." (Hislop, Alexander, The Two
Babylons, p. 55, Loizeaux Brothers
New Age Occultism.
We have posted Lynn
Anderson's Shepherding and Navigating the Winds of
Change theology and noted that the ideas are almost word for
word from a definition of Wicca. Lynn Anderson on his Shepherding
Lynn Anderson will be on the program this year and his life
work was honored by Lipscomb University last year. He
has been a leader of contemplative spirituality and his book
has been endorsed by Leith Anderson another leader.
You may purchase the
following book at Amazon Com to give some background to the
emerging church and new age occultism.
Sermon quoting from Henri Nouwen's Sabbatical
Journey in which Henri Nouwen says he is uncomfortable with
those who say Jesus is the only way to Heaven.]
You can buy the book: Faith
The Emerging Church or end-time deception. by
For a new missional frontier, traditional
patterns of leadership that emphasize problem solving and
predicting outcomes will simply not be adequate. Missional
leadership will need to develop Christian imagination
through the cultivation of spiritual practices.
Come and explore what possibilities leadership on the
missional frontier holds.”
BrotherhoodNews.Com makes the following
What they believe:
leaders see their movement as “a new reformation,” shattering
“intolerable carapace” of “institutionalized
Christianity,” even as Martin Luther revolted against Roman
Catholicism. Oakland, however, believes the “emerging
church” to be an “end-time deception,” in keeping with
his dispensational convictions.
Rick Warren, Tony Campolo, Chuck Colson, Bill Hybels, Leonard
Sweet and Brian McLaren. Even Max Lucado
receives a brief mention for his book A Cure for the
Catholic, also other religions & New Age.
Meditation - not as
in Scripture, but with chants, etc., seeking altered
state of consciousness.
spirituality, contemplative prayer (centering prayer)
the mind of all thoughts via meditation and repetition
of a single word or syllable – preferably a
one-syllable word. Any time outside thoughts return,
attention is re-focused by saying that word/syllable again.
"When we go to the center of our
being and pass through that center into the very
center of God we get in immediate touch with this
divine creating energy ... that the divine energy
may have the freedom to forward the evolution of
consciousness in us and through us, as a part of the
whole, in the whole of the creation." —M. Basil
However, the almost
universal meaning of the ancient religions was that the
"gods" or "demons" only spoke to you when in a state of
madness. Assuredly, if you abuse your brain with unnatural
mantras you will produce something but the "spirit" will not
The Jesus Prayer -
While meditating, breathe in while saying “Lord Jesus, Son
of God,” and breathe out saying “have mercy on me.” Repeat
over & over, keep track of repetitions by using beads,
knots on a rope.
Labyrinth - Similar
to a maze, but has only one path – walking to the center is
like a journey to the presence of God. May have “stations”
along the way for prayer, etc.
- All five senses, thus icons, incense,
darkness, emphasis on tasting the bread and
Cosmic Christ - As
opposed to the historic Christ. Jesus of Nazareth was not
“THE Christ,” but had a “christ-consciousness” in him, as
did Moses, Ghandi, Martin Luther King, Jr., Buddha.
Eucharistic Christ -
As advocates of the “emerging church” are heavily
involved in Catholic mysticism, they also gravitate
toward the Catholic doctrine of transubstantiation
and the worship of the “host,” consecrated wafer
which the Catholic priest holds up to be worshipped just as
one would worship Jesus.
Not Christians but
Christ-followers - Having Christ as Lord & Savior
is not a prerequisite to being “like Jesus” thus a
Christ-follower; may remain Buddhist, Muslim, Hindu.
Minimizing the atonement
- Some emergents say that the God who would require a
blood sacrifice to atone for sin does not exist. They say
Jesus died as an example of sacrificial service, but mock
the idea of blood atonement for sin as being a
is that the sacrificial system with loud "music" was
always a violent act against God or his surogate. Gos
abandoned Israel to it when they elders "fired" and
declared that they wanted to worship like the nations. The
loud "music" was called exorcism and music from "mystery"
always intended to SHUT THE MOUTH OF THE VICTIM.
sacrifice of Christ as well as baptism has the meaning of
"cooling off the passions."
doctrine (See Harris' comments)
God in everyone,
everyone is/can be God - Or perhaps we already are
God but just need to realize it – the idea is also
set forth that all humans are united but just need to
- Going back to the “church fathers” (but not back to the
New Testament) and adopting the “spirituality” that the
“fathers” set forth. Some emergents are rejecting the idea
that the church went into apostasy eventually leading to the
Reformation; instead they are affirming and embracing the
entirety of church history, or so they claim. One wonders if
they include the various varieties of Gnostics
- “… a way of doing theology in which one takes into
account: the spirit and message of the gospel; the tradition
of the Christian people; the culture in which one is
theologizing; and social change in that culture, whether
brought about by western technological progress or the
grass-roots struggle for equality, justice and liberation”
(quoting Stephan B. Bevans, Models of Contextual
Theology, pp. 42-43).
among change-oriented brethren
“The Spiritual Life Core
would like to extend an invitation for students to attend
‘Come to the Quiet’ at 8:45 Sunday evening in Chapel on
the Hill. This will be a time of contemplative prayer and
worship in the form of a Taize service. . .”
One Internet site says that
“Taize worship includes candlelight, prayers,
readings, silence, and soft music with repetitive words led
by a keyboard and flute, or violin, and other instruments.
The service is very meditative and offers a wonderful
opportunity to be silent and center on the Lord. Come as you
are – and listen.”
Click for Jack Reese on Taize Worship.
“Title: Be Still and Know
that I am God An Introduction to Contemplative
Halstead, Abilene, Tex. (chair of dept. of Marriage &
Contemplative prayer has been practiced throughout the
history of the Christian church. One example of this
prayer form – imaging prayer – will be taught to increase
an awareness of God’s presence.”
“Title: Up Willow
Creek Without A Hybels (leading by
cultivating missional imagination)
Flanders (Abilene, TX), Robert Foster (Dallas,
TX), and Mark Hopkins (Pasadena, CA)
Description: For a new missional
frontier, traditional patterns of
leadership that emphasize problem solving and predicting
outcomes will simply not be adequate. Missional leadership
will need to develop Christian imagination through
the cultivation of spiritual practices.
Come and explore what possibilities leadership on the
missional frontier holds.”
Missional Ministry is a fabricated
word like the Post Modern joke.: it demands the
restoration of a 5-fold ministry including unquestioned
apostles and prophets. Click to read some the code
words which have mystical connotations. Rhonda
Lowry is on the board of directiors of Rochester
University where Rubel Shelly is temporary
president. This has been a hot bed of false teachers
and promoters of instrumental music. Apparently the false
teachings are not very popular with students from the
Church of Christ who know better.
This, of course, restores
the Five-fold Ministry of Apostles and Prophets. See
how the KEY WORDS point directly to ancient paganism. Rubel Shelly helps define the
Missional Ministry (they just made the word up.)
Mysticism in a
Modern World: See more about the Emerging-Church
heresy trying to undo THE FAITH.
on reaching the students during Lectureship, the student
track offers more student-friendly topics, such as mysticism,
at later times in the evening. Monday night at 8:45 PM in
the Den CafA of Barret Hall, the Spiritual Spectrum
topic is Mysticism in a Modern World, hosted by Randy
Harris, instructor of Bible, missions and ministry.
Harris said the topic was picked because it appeals
to students. ‘The director of the lectures wanted to have
things that the whole campus would be involved in, especiallystudents,’
Harris said. ‘This is aimed at students,
not the guests.’ ‘I’ve done a number of things related to
the topic,’ Harris said. He’s spent time at a Trappist
monastery, a Buddhist retreat, a Celtic retreat house and
a hermit community for 40 days of silent prayer. ‘We’re in
a world where everyone is looking for religious
experience,’ Harris said. ‘Monks and hermits are people
who seem to know about that – that’s why I’ve gone to
check ‘em out.’ . . . Though he studies mysticism, Harris
said his education on the subject includes learning
through experience. ‘I’ve done a whole lot of
reading about it, but you get to a point where you don’t
want to read about it,’ Harris said. ‘I’ve really been on
a search and kinda decided I would go any place in the
world to try and learn from people who know about
meditation or contemplative prayer or who were practicing
On Richard Foster: "Spend
some time this week listening to contemplative music
designed to quiet you, settle you, deepen you.
(Compact discs and tapes from the Taize Community,
John Michael Talbot, and the Monks of Weston Priory
are especially helpful.)" From
Renovare's Perspective Newsletter
What is the Taize Community?
"Taize is an ecumenical sung and silent participatory
prayer service designed to achieve a contemplative
state through music, song
List of Topics
Church of Christ, Abilene, Tex.
Prayer: This class will continue to meet from 7:00
to 8:30 PM each Wednesday . . . led by Jackie
GB5553 Spiritual Formation
and Guidance (Spring 2008). Professor: Gary Holloway
Course Description: This
course explores how God works in us through his Holy
Spirit to conform us to the image of Christ and to
empower us for ministry. In the course students will experience
spiritual disciplines for themselves, develop a rule
life, and be invited into the ministry of
This course assumes some
familiarity with the practice of the spiritual disciplines
(various books recommended, others assigned)
included books by Richard Foster on Spiritual
Disciplines, books on Contemplative Prayer,
Centering Prayer, Mysticism, etc.)
to the Hills Leadership Conference (Oct. 4-5, 2007)
Keynote Speaker: Brian D. McLaren
be challenged by the ZOE Growing Deeper Team and
Brian McLaren to grow deeper in our spiritual life
and to live a transformed life.”
Spirit is the Mind of Christ. Our mind is our Spirit
and all of the seven spirits which rested on Jesus were
forms of Divine knowledge (Isaiah 11). It is our own
spirit which is cleansed of the world so that the Words of
Christ which He says are Spirit and Life (John 56:63) will
dwell there. Being filled with the Spirit for the
"deacons" means to "hold the mysteries of THE FAITH
in a clear conscience. Here is how we grow:
beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God,
that ye present
your bodies a living sacrifice,
holy, acceptable unto
God, which is your reasonable service.
log-ik-os´; from 3056; rational (“logical”):
reasonable, of the word.
And be not conformed to this world:
but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind
that ye may prove
what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect,
will of God.
This is not some kind of exprienced from
abusing the mind bur so that we can
understand the will of God. It matters not whether all of
our pleasure centers make us feel OTHERWORLDY. To be
renewed is not to seek something outside of the normal
brain function but:
342. anakainosis, an-ak-ah´-ee-no-sis; from
341; renovation: — renewing.
Rom. 12:3 For I say, through the grace given unto me, to
every man that is among you,
not to think of
himself more highly than he ought to think;
but to think soberly,
according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of
Meditation and music both produce a
state of mental intoxication: you cannot be SOBER and
RATIONAL and MYSTICAL at the same time.
be more "works intensive" than chanting a mantra or trying
to be silent to bring on an altered state of consciousness.
Their form of "praise singing" borders on witchcraft
as it induces a mental state of delusion by creating
endorphins in the brain.
3:3 For we ourselves also were sometimes foolish, disobedient,
serving divers lusts
and pleasures, living in malice and envy,
hateful, and hating
Titus 3:4 But after that the kindness and love of God our
Saviour toward man appeared,
Titus 3:5 Not by works of righteousness which we
but according to his
mercy he saved us,
by the washing of
of the Holy Ghost; [our spirit]
4:16 For which cause we faint not; but though our outward
yet the inward man is
renewed day by day.
Eph. 4:23 And be renewed in the spirit of
Col. 3:10 And have put on the new man,
which is renewed
in knowledge after the image of him that created
Col. 3:16 Let the word of Christ dwell
in you richly in all wisdom;
admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual
singing with grace in
your hearts to the Lord.
We WON'T hear any of those at Lipsomb say!
3:17 And whatsoever ye do in word or deed,
do all in the name of
the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him.
Brian McLaren is one of the
main “movers and shakers” in the “emerging church” movement.
This is freely acknowledged in the biographical information
posted on the ZOE Group/New Wineskins web site.
See John MacArthur on the Emergent
Of Course, ZOE is another word for
LUCIFER. The claim is really that they
worship the Hills or Mountain Gods whereas in the Bible it
is a question: shall we look to the hills for our salvation?
No, absolutely not.
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