David Skidmore Ephesians 2 Far and Near

Eph. 2:2 Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this WORLD,
        according to the prince of the power of the air,
        the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience:

Paul says that we are SAFE FROM what he defines in the first part of the chapter.  In all of his Letters Paul warns about the soothsayers, enchanters or sorcerers John named as craftsmen, singers, instrument players and all religionists. In 1 Corinthians 13 the word for SPEAK as in speaking in tongues means a real minor dialect OR trying to speak with Flutes or other AIR driven instruments. The God of the Air is not Jehovah:

1Cor. 14:2 For he that speaketh in an unknown tongue speaketh not unto men, but unto God: for no man understandeth him; howbeit in the spirit he speaketh mysteries.

theos  God, the Deity, in general sense, both sg. and pl c. of special divinities, th. ouranioi  Amphion [flute player] and Zethus,
ha Dios theos, Zēnos th. PersephonēId.Ach.905.

Aristoph. Ach. 905

BOEOTIAN By the twin gods! I should earn big money, if I took one; I would exhibit him as an ape full of spite.
Hah! here we have Nicarchus,1 who comes to denounce you. f2 An informer

1 An informer.
2 This kind of flute had a bellows, made of dog-skin, much like the bagpipes of to-day.

Remembering that Christ in the prophets said that the Jews had a Covenant with Death and Hell: this is the covenant still taught by so-called Messianic Jews.  Jacob cursed the Levites and God abandoned them to "the worship of the starry host" including Lucifer or Apollon-Abaddon. That does not prevent those intentionally deceiving the youth from lifting the Covenant with Death and Hell as the only dodge to hire a vast staff for hiding the truth. This is consistent with teaching a WORLD VIEW and calling it Christian. The World or Kosmos is the reign of Satan and is defined as the ECUMENICAL.

Ephesians 2 Adam Clark

Verse 2. "Wherein in time past ye walked" - There is much force in these expressions; the Ephesians had not sinned casually, or now and then, but continually; it was their continual employment; they walked in trespasses and sins: and this was not a solitary case, all the nations of the earth acted in the same way; it was the course of this world, kata ton aiwna tou kosmou toutou, according to the life, mode of living, or successive ages of this world. The word aiwn, the literal meaning of which is constant duration, is often applied to things which have a complete course, as the Jewish dispensation, a particular government, and the term of human life; so, here, the whole of life is a tissue of sin, from the cradle to the grave; every human soul, unsaved by Jesus Christ, continues to transgress. And the nominally Christian world is in the same state to the present day. Age after age passes on in this way and the living lay it not to heart! The prince of the power of the air] As the former clause may have particular respect to the Jewish people, who are frequently denominated hzh lw[ olam hazzeh, this world, this latter clause may especially refer to the Gentiles, who were most manifestly under the power of the devil, as almost every object of their worship was a demon, to whom the worst of passions and practices were attributed, and whose conduct his votaries took care to copy.

Satan is termed prince of the power of the air, because the air is supposed to be a region in which malicious spirits dwell, all of whom are under the direction and influence of Satan, their chief.  The spirit that now worketh" - tou nun energountov The operations of the prince of the aerial powers are not confined to that region; he has another sphere of action, viz. the wicked heart of man, and in this he works with energy. He seldom inspires indifference to religion; the subjects in whom he works are either determinate opposers of true religion, or they are systematic and energetic transgressors of God's laws.

Jesus is present only on REST day. He is the comforter and Teacher

Moses promised another "prophet" like him as our last warning:

1Corinthians 10:6 Now these things were our examples,
..... to the intent we should not lust after evil things, as they also lusted.
1Corinthians 10:7 Neither be ye idolaters, as were some of them; as it is written,
  .....he people sat down to eat and drink, and rose up to play.

Paizō  4. play on a musical instrument, h.Ap.206: c. acc., “Pan ho kalamo [flute]phthogga paizōnAr.Ra.230; dance and sing, Pi. O.1.16. 5. play amorously, “pros allēlous

"The triumphal hymn of Moses had unquestionably a religious character about it; but the employment of music in religious services, though idolatrous, is more distinctly marked in the festivities which attended the erection of the golden calf." (Smith's Bible Dictionary, Music, p. 589).

1Corinthians 10:11 Now all these things happened unto them for ensamples: [PATTERNS]
        and they are written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the world are come.
1Corinthians 10:12 Wherefore let him that thinketh he standeth take heed lest he fall.
1Cor. 10:20 But I say, that the things which the Gentiles sacrifice,
        they sacrifice to devils, and not to God:
        and I would not that ye should have fellowship with devils.
1Cor. 10:21 Ye cannot drink the cup of the Lord, and the cup of devils:
        ye cannot be partakers of the Lord’s table, and of the table of devils.

la^l-eō , A. talk, chat, prattle, “ men khelidōn to theros . . lalei
used of barbarous tongues by the Greeks,eiper esti khelidonos dikēn agnōta phōnēn barbaron kektēmenēA.Ag.1050:
II. chatter, opp. articulate speech, as of locusts, chirp, Theoc.5.34; mesēmbrias lalein tettix (sc. eimi), a very grasshopper to chirp at midday,
III. of musical sounds, “aulō laleōTheoc.20.29; of trees, v.supr.1.2; “di'aulou [flute] ē salpiggos [harp] l.Arist. Aud.801a29; of Echo, D.C.74.14: also c.acc. cogn., magadin lalein sound the magadis 
MYSTERIES of the Great Mother: the Babylonian mother of harlots in Revelation.
mustēri-on ,  (of the mysteries of the Cabiri in Samothrace), etc.; esp. those of Demeter at Eleusis
mystic implements and ornaments [Phallic images] Pl.Men.76e theou  Megalēs Mētros
theou  Megalēs Mētros The Great Mother Goddess: worshipped by the Galli or emasculated priests of Cybele or Isis.
After being challenged about Winterfest 2013, I am looking at one of David Skidmore's sermons which I believe violates (with most preachers trained in acting, music etal) the Direct Command for WHAT to teach and the PRESENTATION manner.  When people find that their own effort cannot make the church grow or the youth stay they might begin by understanding that Jesus wants disciples and disciples of Christ are to be taught what Christ in the prophets and apostles commanded to be taught.  Human programs is legalism believing that you can add anything to the discipline beyond the "sacred pages." If you reject that then Jesus rejects you.  Tho

In a separate review of Winderfest and other "festivals" teaching your children leave your movement, we have listed some of the major players of Winterfest.

These diversionists such as Jeff Walling works for Pepperdine in a movement to REPROGRAM young preachers into the "instrumental Sect."

See how Paul warned Timothy about these days.

In Exodus 18 Moses was commanded how to subdivide the tribes down to as few as ten families: this is the historical qualification for forming a synagogue.  In Exodus 32 Israel fell into musical idolatry and God CAST THEM FAR AWAY by sentencing them to beyond Babylon which meant with no return. Christ the Rock ordained the Qahal, synagogue, ekklesia or Church of Christ in the wilderness.

It was INCLUSIVE of Rest, Reading and Rehearsing the Word of God (only)
It was EXCLUSIVE of vocal or instrumental rejoicing because it ALARMS or attempts to TRIUMPH OVER Christ and His Word. Jesus called this "prophesying" which means singing and instrumental music claiming a Role where there is no Dole.
Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. Matthew 7:21
More on Lord, Lord saying or an ACT of praise further down.

All complex or instrumental musical sounds are called NOISE by God. It was always known to be a way to overpower the rational or spiritual mind a appeal only to the emotional-feminine nature.  Nimrod carried around a WORSHIP TEAM and claimed that he "cound regenerate morals through instrumental means."  Cain is derived from a musical note and Jubal HANDLED musical instruments which means "in a sexual way" and without authority. The Cainites were great builders and assuredly survived the flood.

No, Christ in the Prophets DENIED that God commanded the Civil-Military-Clergy complex which He identified as robbers and parasites: all sacrificial musicians were called PARASITES and that continued even after people learned to depended on the PROPHETS and APOSTLES with the Spirit OF Christ being the Author and Finisher..

Those who get the Leading of the Lord (Jeff Walling) never read or understand the musical falls from Grace. For instance, Jubal handled musical instruments WITHOUT AUTHORITY and that is he his family built great cities and temples (worship centers).  God destroyed that age with a flood but the Cainites survived.


Clement: Recognitions, the Post Flood Beginning of musical idolatry

"But when all these things were done, men turned again to impiety; [There is a similar chapter in Homily IX. 7, but in a discourse: on the following day.-R.] and on this account a law was given by God to instruct them in the manner of living.

But in process of time, the worship of God and righteousness were corrupted by the unbelieving and the wicked, as we shall show more fully by and by.

Moreover, perverse and erratic religions were introduced, to which the greater part of men gave themselves up, by occasion of holidays and solemnities, instituting drinkings and banquets, following pipes, and flutes, and harps, and diverse kinds of musical instruments, and indulging themselves in all kinds of drunkenness and luxury.

Hence every kind of error took rise; hence they invented groves and altars, fillets and victims, and after drunkenness they were agitated as if with mad emotions.

By this means power was given to the demons to enter into minds of this sort, so that they seemed to lead insane dances and to rave like Bacchanalians; hence were invented the gnashing of teeth, and bellowing from the depth of their bowels; hence a terrible countenance and a fierce aspect in men, so that he whom drunkenness had subverted and a demon had instigated, was believed by the deceived and the erring to be filled with the Deity.

Chapter VII.-Sacrificial Orgies.

"But they did not cease to worship images, by reason of the evil intelligence of the magicians, who found excuses for them, which had power to constrain them to the foolish worship For, establishing this things by magical ceremonies, they assigned them feasts from sacrifices, libations, flutes, and shoutings,

by means of which senseless men, being deceived, and their kingdom being taken from them, yet did not desist from the worship that they had taken up with.

To such an extent did they prefer error, on account of its pleasantness, before truth.

They also howl after their sacrificial surfeit, their soul from the depth, as it were by dreams, forewarning them of the punishment that is to befall such deeds of theirs.


Tha Synagogue of Christ changed in recorded history until a liberal rabbi IMPOSED an organ in a synagogue in 1815. The judge was more ethical than modern preachers because he told the Rabbi to leave and buy his own synagogue.

Jesus exampled the synagogue by standing up to READ the assigned text and then decently SAT DOWN.

The Jews and Gentiles were wise unto salvation because they attended synagogue throughout the world.
Acts 15:21 For Moses of old time hath
        in every city
        them that preach him,
        being read in the synagogues every sabbath day.
In Romans 14 Paul outlawed doubtful disputations or discussion of private opinions and obeyed Christ in Isaiah 58 by commanding them to use one mind and one mouth to teach "that which is written for our learning." That is the UNIQUE worship Word and the self-pleasure OUTLAWS all of the rhetoric, singing, playing or acting. Paul practiced and commanded the PATTERN for the ekklesia or in his words, the synagogue.
1Timothy 4:13 Till I come, give attendance to [public] reading,
        to exhortation [conmfort], to doctrine.
1Timothy 4:14 Neglect not the gift that is in thee,
        which was given thee by prophecy [teaching],
        with the laying on of the hands of the presbytery.
1Timothy 4:15 Meditate upon these things;
        give thyself wholly to them [the ONLY worship concept]
        that thy profiting may appear to all.
1Timothy 4:16 Take heed unto thyself, and unto the doctrine;
        continue in them: for in doing this thou shalt both save thyself,
        and them that hear thee.

Hymnody developed systematically, however, only after the emperor Constantine legalized Christianity (AD 313); and it flourished earliest in Syria, where the practice was possibly taken over from the singing by Gnostics and Manichaeans of hymns imitating the psalms. The Byzantine Church adopted the practice; in its liturgy, hymns maintain a much more prominent place than in the Latin liturgy; and Byzantine hymnody developed complex types such as the kanon and kontakion (qq.v.; see also Byzantine chant). Saint Ephraem--a 4th-century Mesopotamian deacon, poet, and hymnist--has been called the "father of Christian hymnody." Britannica Online

"In Gnostic circles religious poetry arose to compete with the Old Testament Psalms. Some Catholics therefore distrusted the composition of hymns after this pattern, on the ground that they might smack of heresy. Yet from at least the second century hymns were written by the orthodox which, like their Gnostic counterparts, employed the forms of Greek poetry...

Until near the end of the fourth century, in the services of the Catholic Church
only the Old Testament Psalms and
hymns or canticles from the New Testament were sung:

the other hymns were for personal family, or private use.
Gradually there were prepared versical paraphrases of the Psalms, hymns
with lines of equal length, and hymns which were acrostic." (Latourette, Christianity. p. 207).
From Ephraim the Syrian and Aphrahat the Persian Sage

To Ephraim pertains the high and unique distinction of having originated-or at least given its living impulse to- a new departure in sacred literature; and that, not for his own country merely, but for Christendom.

From him came, if not the first idea, at all events the first successful example,
of making song an essential constituent of public worship,
and an exponent of theological teaching;
and from him it spread and prevailed through
Eastern Churches, and affected even those of the West.


To call it CHRISTIAN is to despise or blaspheme the Spirit OF Christ who repudiated the Civil-Military-Clergy complex as robbers and parasites.

This is the Purpose Driven Jeff Walling who has led the attack against those who do not use instruments since about 1995: it takes a decade or two to "boil the frogs."

Jeff Walling Mockingly: "We like havin a map. Don't tell me to follow you, just give me a map.

Some of us think he did, that this is a diagnostic tool.
I don't need the leading of the Lord,
I've got the Scriptures.
It is my substitute for the leading of the Lord."

1.The fanatics wrongly appeal to the Holy Spirit Those who, rejecting Scripture, imagine that they have some peculiar way of penetrating to God, are to be deemed not so much under the influence of error as madness. For certain giddy men have lately appeared, who, while they make a great display of the superiority of the Spirit,
        reject all reading of the Scriptures themselves, and deride the simplicity of those who only delight in what they call the dead and deadly letter.
        But I wish they would tell me what spirit it is whose inspiration raises them to such a sublime height that they dare despise the doctrine of Scripture as mean and childish.
        If they answer that it is the Spirit of Christ, their confidence is exceedingly ridiculous;
since they will, I presume, admit that the apostles and other believers in the primitive Church were not illuminated by any other Spirit. None of these thereby learned to despise the word of God, but every one was imbued with greater reverence for it, as their writings most clearly testify.
And, indeed, it had been so foretold by the mouth of Isaiah. For when he says,
"My Spirit that is upon thee, and my words which I have put in thy mouth, shall not depart out of thy mouth, nor out of the mouth of thy seed, nor out of the mouth of thy seed's seed, saith the Lord, from henceforth and for ever,"
Paul was not too resentful of authority that he refused to teach that others should accept the authority he put into his preaching:Therefore I glory in Christ Jesus in my service to God.
Rom 15:17 I will not venture to speak of anything except what Christ has accomplished through me in leading the Gentiles to obey God by what I have said and done Ro.15:18

Rick Atchley
is part of the next Pepperdine great leap forward: He twisted all of the instrument passages an recorded history to claim that GOD COMMANDED INSTRUMENTAL PRAISE and warned that We must NOT be disobedient.

Jonathan Storment calls himself Clergy was the Heir Apparent when Mike Cope went to Pepperdine to DEPROGRAM church of Christ preachers to the Women AND Instrumental pattern verifying the statement of Jesus, "Doctors of the Law take away the key to knowledge.

David Skidmore promotes The Purpose Driven Church which is a Purpose Driven Cult. The goal is to shut down the preachers and turn church into "a theater for holy entertainment." To that end, winterfest 2012 has a long list of ARTISTS who supposedly 'lead the worshipers into the presence of God' or just maybe suck in the seekers.

Vision Casters (a witchcraft concept) make up plans to CAUSE the church to AWAKEN and GROW: the previous lusted-for example was the Second Great American Awakening which sowed massive discord and could be identified--by Bible words--as witchcraft or sorcery.

What they do not know is that most of the kids go for the fun and may mock the musical performers since they can get better from Itune.  A favorite lady dismissed all but the "sermons."

What they do not know or PRETEND not to know that Jesus died on the cross to DEFROCK the Burden Laders a their laded burden (a new style of song and drama is the definition of the BEAST)


David Skidmore begins with the statement:

Ephesians 2:13 But now in Christ Jesus ye who sometimes
        were far off are made nigh by the blood of Christ.

With lots of comedy (outlawed by the word LOGOS) and not a good sign attempt to teach the difference between NEAR the elder the steps away and says this is what the common people think of as FAR AWAY. Not in this country boys experience. We always knew how to define those who were NEAR to God and those who were FAR AWAY  usually because God CAST them away as after the Instrumental Idolatry at Mount Sinai when God removed The Book of The Covenant of GRACE and sentenced the Israelites to BEYOND BABYLON which meant "no return." Now, those were FAR AWAY in a physical sense but it was because God pushes away those who tamper with His word by supplying their own commands and examples



Those were FAR AWAY spiritually have been REgenerated and tucked away IN Christ by obedience in baptism.

Ephesians 2:1 And you hath he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins;

The "because of transgression" or SIN was musical idolatry of the Egyptian (etal) trinity.  God removed the Covenant of Grace and turned the Jews over to worship the starry host.  While the Jews claimed that the Gentiles were unwashed dogs because they were not circumcised and kept the law, Paul makes it clear that AL of the Jews in the CLERGY sense were far away from God.

Christ the Rock ordained the Qahal, synagogue, ekklesia or Church of Christ in the Wilderness to QUARANTINE the godly people in a Safe House.  Christ promised that the future church would be an umbrella to PROTECT it from the Winterfest Activities.


Ephesians 2:2 Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this WORLD,
        according to the prince of the power of the air,
        the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience:



Ephesians 2:2 Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this WORLD,
       according to the prince of the power of the air,
       the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience:

This is an UNholy spirit (theirs)

Jesus never said or meant that YOU must make certain that YOU are united with everyone who claims to be a Christian.  Jesus calls us OUT of the WORLD and if you want to MERGE with the World then God has a place for you.

John 17:6 I have manifested thy name unto the men
        which thou gavest me OUT of the world: thine they were,
        and thou gavest them me; and they have kept THY WORD
John 17:9 I pray for them: I pray not for the world,
        but for them which thou hast given me; for they are thine.

John 17:15 I pray not that thou shouldest take them out of the WORLD,
        but that thou shouldest keep them from the evil.
John 17:20 Neither pray I for these alone,
        but for them also which shall believe on me through THEIR WORD.
John 17:21 That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art IN me, and I IN thee, that they also may be one IN US: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me.

Sorry, Christ OUTLAWED seeking your own pleasure or even SPEAKING your own words.

This is a VISUAL aid to the World that Jesus Christ speaks for God the Father. UNITY is based on us speaking the WORDS of Christ (only) as the SON spoke only what the Father BREATHED (spirit) into Him. That means that UNITY can only happen among those whose elders take control and TEACH that which has been taught.

That calls you OUT of Babylon says Alexander Campbell of the Instrumental Sectarians.



Kosmos , ho,  natural, II.rnament, decoration, esp. of women; “hieros k.OGI90.40 (Rosetta, ii B. C.): pl., ornaments, A.Ag.1271; “hoi peri to sōma k.Isoc.2.32: metaph., of ornaments of speech, such as epithets, Id.9.9 (pl.), Arist.Rh.1408a14, Po.1457b2, 1458a33; hadumelē k. keladein to sing sweet songs of praise, Pi.O.11 (10).13 (s.v.l.).

The Pythagoreans discovered mathematical formulae for the musical harmonies. They believed in the harmony of the sounds produced by the movement of the stars.

Therefore, they spoke of cosmic harmony of the spheres, each of which has a different sound, but all together creating a harmonious sound. If you delete the half-poetic, mythological elements from such ideas, then you can say that they had a universal, ecstatic interpretation of reality." (Tillich, Paul, A History of Christian Thought, Touchstone, p. 333).


The Orphic creeds were the basis of the Pythagorean brotherhood, which flourished in southern Italy beginning in the 6th century bc. The Pythagoreans were aristocratic fraternities that sometimes had a political scope. Their main achievements, however, lay in the fields of music, geometry, and astronomy. They discovered that these subjects could be explained by numbers and ratios. Combining Orphic eschatology (the study of the last things, especially death and afterlife) with their discoveries, they invested music, geometry, and astronomy with religious values. According to their doctrine, the original home of the soul was in the stars. From there it fell down to earth and associated with the body. Thus, man was a stranger on the earth, and he had to strive to liberate himself from the ties of the flesh and return to the soul’s celestial home.

Pind. O. 11 There is a time when men's need for winds is the greatest, and a time for waters from the sky, the rainy offspring of clouds. But when anyone is victorious through his toil, then honey-voiced odes [5] become the foundation for future fame, and a faithful pledge for great deeds of excellence. This praise is dedicated to Olympian victors, without stint. My tongue wants to foster such themes; [10] but it is by the gift of a god that a man flourishes with a skillful mind, as with anything else. For the present rest assured, Hagesidamus son of Archestratus: for the sake of your boxing victory, I shall loudly sing a sweet song, an adornment for your garland of golden olive, [15] while I honor the race of the Western Locrians. There, Muses, join in the victory-song; I shall pledge my word to you that we will find there a race that does not repel the stranger, or is inexperienced in fine deeds, but one that is wise and warlike too. 

Hēdu^-melēs , Dor. had- , Aeol. ad- , es, A. sweet-singing, “khelidoiAnacr.67, cf. Sapph.122(Comp.), Pi.N.2.25; sweet-sounding, “xoanaS.Fr.238, etc.: poet. fem., “hēdumeleia surigxNonn.D.29.287.

, iggos, ,
2. cat-call, whistle, hiss, as in theatres, Id.Lg.700c; cf. “surizō11.2, surigmos:—the last part of the nomos Puthikos was called surigges, prob. because it imitated the dying hisses of the serpent Pytho, Str.9.3.10.
3. mouthpiece of the aulos


The Judas bag is from the Greek:
Glosokomon (g1101) gloce-sok'-om-on; from 1100 (speaking in tongues) and the base of 2889; prop. a case to keep mouthpieces of wind-instruments in, 
It is made up of two words:
1. Glossa (from Strong's g1100) means "speaking in tongues" especially an unacquired one.
2. Kosmos (g2889) means the "orderly arrangement" or the "adorning" world. this is derived from (g2864 or Komizo which means "to carry off."
A PROPHETIC PICTURE OF THE MUSICAL WORSHIP TEAM (note the Judas bag on the flute case)



Kosmocrator (g2888) kos-mok-rat'-ore; from 2889 and 2902; a world-ruler, an epithet of Satan: - ruler.

Kraeteo (g2902) krat-eh'-o; from 2904; to use strength, i.e. seize or retain (lit. or fig.): - hold (by, fast), keep, lay hand (hold) on, obtain, retain, take (by).

Rulers of the darkness of this world (Gk: Kosmokrator 2888) meaning "holders of this world, or Lord of the world. This is used of Satan and his angels (John 12:31; 2 Corinthians 4:4).
John 12:31 Now is the judgment of this world: now shall the prince of this world be cast out. [CAST FAR AWAY as will the sons of the Devil who SPEAK ON THEIR OWN]

2Corinthians 4:2 But have renounced the hidden things of dishonesty, not walking in craftiness, [panourgia] nor handling the word of God deceitfully; [doloō] but by manifestation of the truth commending ourselves to every man’s conscience [suneidēsin] in the sight of God.

A holy spirit is A good conscience which is REQUIRED to be able to READ the Word or HEAR it read.

Craftiness and Sophistry is something performed "OF THEMSELVES"

Sophos , ē, on, A. skilled in any handicraft or art, clever, Margites Fr.2; but in this sense mostly of poets and musicians, Pi.O.1.9, P.1.42, 3.113; en kithara s. E.IT1238 (lyr.all the en oiōnois, kithara, E. IT662, 1238 (lyr.) en oiōnois, kithara, E. IT662, 1238 (lyr.)

2Corinthians 4:3 But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost:
2Corinthians 4:4 In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.
2Corinthians 4:5 For we preach not ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord; and ourselves your servants for Jesus’ sake.
The people of the WORLD (sight, sound, smell) are NOT objects of the prayers of Jesus: they are so FAR AWAY that He refused to speak to them other than by PARABLES so they could not be saved.

Kosmos 4.  men in general, “phanerōson [FAMOUS] seauton k.Ev.Jo.7.4, cf. 12.19; esp. of the world as estranged from God by sin, ib.16.20, 17.9, al., 1 Ep.Cor. 1.21, etc.

1Corinthians 1:19 For it is written, I will destroy the wisdom of the wise,
        and will bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent.
1Corinthians 1:20 Where is the wise? where is the scribe?
        where is the disputer of this world?
        hath not God made foolish the wisdom of this world?
1Corinthians 1:21 For after that in the wisdom of God the world by wisdom knew not God, it pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to save them that believe

The wisdom of the Kosmos is:

Sophia , A. cleverness or skill in handicraft and art
Hephaestus and Athena, Pl.Prt.32 1d; of Daedalus and Palamedes, X.Mem.4.2.33, cf. 1.4.2; in music and singing, tekhnē kai s. h.Merc.483, cf. 511; in poetry, divination,  speculative wisdom

Anything you can make or compose: poieō
Hdt.1.23, 4.14; “p. theogoniēn HellēsiId.2.53; p. Phaidran, Saturous, Ar.Th.153, 157; p. kōmōdian, tragōdian, etc., Pl.Smp.223d; “palinōdian Isoc.10.64, Pl.Phdr.243b, etc.; poiēmata Id.Phd.60d: abs., write poetry, write as a poet,

We SERVE the World in song and sermon and are FAR AWAY until we are BROUGHT NEAR by the blood of Jesus: Grace Through Faith is how God SHOWS that we have been removed from those FAR AND WIDE using music, drama and rhetoric to deliberate seduce the youth.

Ephesians 2:3 Among whom also we all had our conversation in times past in the lusts of our flesh,
        fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind;
        and were by nature the children of WRATH, even as others.

Males who do not stiffle WRATH or Orgy or musical and theatrical performance and WOMEN who exercise authority are NOT permitted to carry out the only ROLE with no DOLE of the elders who are commanded to "teach that which has been taught." Women and effeminate males fell into the musical trap.  Paul also silenced the Orphics as one of the three MARKEPLACE sects defined in Romans 14: in Romans 15 he commanded "that which is written for our learning" as the only way to glorify or praise God.

Orpheus himself was later killed by the women of Thrace. The motive and manner of his death vary in different accounts, but the earliest known, that of Aeschylus, says that they were Maenads urged by Dionysus to tear him to pieces in a Bacchic orgy because he preferred the worship of the rival god Apollo. His head, still singing, with his lyre, floated to Lesbos, where an oracle of Orpheus was established. The head prophesied until the oracle became more famous than that of Apollo at Delphi, at which time Apollo himself bade the Orphic oracle stop. The dismembered limbs of Orpheus were gathered up and buried by the Muses. His lyre they had placed in the heavens as a constellation.

Paul warned about the Mad Women in Corinth:

maenad, female follower of the Greek god of wine, Dionysus. The word maenad comes from the Greek maenades, meaning “mad” or “demented.” During the orgiastic rites of Dionysus, maenads roamed the mountains and forests performing frenzied, ecstatic dances and were believed to be possessed by the god. While under his influence they were supposed to have unusual strength, including the ability to tear animals or people to pieces (the fate met by the mythical hero and poet Orpheus). In Roman religion, Dionysus’s counterpart was Bacchus, and his female followers were called bacchantes.
Orgē II. anger, wrath, orgē khrēsthai to be in a passion, Hdt.6.85, S.OT1241; “orgēn poiēsasthaiHdt.3.25 ; “orgēn poieisthai ei
3. c. gen., Panos orgai visitations of Pan's wrath, Id.Med. 1172 ; but

Orgi-a , iōn, ta, of the rites of the Cabeiri and Demeter Achaia, Hdt.2.51,5.61; of Orpheus, Id.2.81  Cybele, Dionysus, II. generally, rites, sacrifices, SIG57.4 (Milet., v B. C.), A.Th.179 (lyr.), S.Tr.765, Ant.1013 ; “orgia MousōnAr.Ra.356.
In the environment in which Christianity arose was surcharged with such phenomena (raving prophecy). In the Greek oracles messages were uttered by priests or priestesses in a state of ecstasy, consciousness being in abeyance, and it was necessary to interpret them to the laity, as both Plutarch and Heraclitus testify... In the orgies of the cult of Dionysus music, dancing, drink, and other means were employed to supereninduce the ecstatic state, in which the devotees ate raw flesh, disported themselves with frenzied enthusiasm in the forests, and indulged in wild phallic excesses.
    This was the AWAKENING at Cane Ridge which might be defined as witchcraft induced by music.

The ecstatic person was 'in the divinity' and out of normal consciousness. Cicero makes prophecy and madness practically synonymous." (Clark, Elmer T., The Small Sects in America, p. 86, Abingdon)

"The religious ecstasy induced by music expressed itself either in an outburst of emotions, thus giving rise to religious catharsis, or in a transfer to the state of PROPHECY.

"In this way MUSIC became an important factor in divination. In the mysteries of the MAGNA MATER this relationship between MUSIC and DIVINATION is particularly clear. [The Serpent in the garden was a Musical Enchanter or Diviner: now, SHE has moved in]

"Through the din of tambourines, cymbals (locusts) and flutes the ecstatic worshiper of the GODDESS prophesied the future to those present.

"This relationship also explains why the expression for "making music" and "prophesying" was often identical in the ancient tongues. origen contra celsum 8.67. (Quasten, Johannes, Music and Worship in Pagan and Christian Antiquity, p. 39)

The SEXUAL AUTHORITY can be exercised by either sex:

Authenteo (g831) ow-then-teh'-o; from a comp. of 846 and an obsol. hentes, (a worker); to act of oneself, i.e. (fig.) dominate: - usurp authority over

Autos (g846) ow-tos'; from the particle au , [perh. akin to the base of 109 (blow air) through the idea of a baffling wind] (backward); "of one self."
Aer (g109) ah-ayr'; (to breathe unconsciously, i.e. respire; by anal. to blow); "air" (as naturally circumambient): - air.

Josephus and others use authority in this sense:

"The adored wife of the fallen Hector, is taken as a concubine by the authentes, who can command her domestic and sexual services. The word also occurs in a homosexual sense in a speech by Theseus, king of Athens, where love of young boys was considered a virtue trather than a vice." (Trombley, Who Says Women Cannot Teach, p. 174)
"Women and girls from the different ranks of society were proud to enter the service of the gods as singers and musicians. The understanding of this service was universal: these singers constituted the 'harem of the gods'." Music and Worship in Pagan and Christian Antiquity, beginning on page 41
Rhetorical styles of preaching are defined by Jesus to the Scribes and Pharisees as HYPOCRITICAL. He quoted Christ in Ezekiel 33 who named self-preachers, singers and instrument players.

Markus Reciting the BOOK: 8 shows how the recitatio occupies a space allotted to otium, and how at the same time it describes itself and is described in political terms. She rightly warns the modern student against confusing recitatio and performance,

as the recitatio is a formal and unique event which requires an attentive and critical audience,
performance is an entertainment that can be reproduced at will by hired actors.

Pliny also relies on a Greek precedent for the recital of his speeches. In Epistles 4.5, in his typical self-aggrandizing manner, he compares his own public reading of a speech to Aeschines' reading of two parallel speeches on Rhodes for the entertainment of the public.

Pliny realizes that his recital of a speech carries an exotic flavor, but he mitigates it through a reference to a prestigious precedent.

By contrast, the recital of poetry became an integral part of a system of social networking, deeply embedded in the economy of the exchange of favors. [grace]

30 Let us look at some of the similarities in the evaluation of the epic recital and the public speech.

The proper rhetorical performance had to be carefully monitored, especially in the projection of the voice, which is an essential part of the orator's gendered performance, as has been recently shown by Richlin.

According to this construct, women listen to stories uncritically. Hence, Persius in Satire 1 and Juvenal in Satire 7, as will be discussed below,

The Rhetorical Style of the "Devo" and most preaching and ALL forms of musical performance is a UNIVERSAL mark of the effeminate or the "wannabe women." That's why they want to USE women and fire the vocational deacons and sit down the vocational elders so they can do office chitty chatty with like souls who will not, like a working deacon, challenge you when you lie about God and too god. The New Wineskins persona is that of Dionysus of Egypt, Mount Sinai and Plutarch's claim of the "god of the Jews.

Because Jesus made certain that the only worship that God honors is IN THE SPIRIT as a place as opposed to IN A HOUSE or ON A MOUNTAIN.  The Sophia (women dominated visible or not) was always the mark of the FAR AWAY pagans who made pederasty a part of their religious worship. This may be VIRTUAL by having those "worship teams" with a bisexual persona. Plato said that that singing style is the mark and the cause of ongoing effeminancy. Again, Markus agreeing with the marks of the Levites and all recorded history of religious musicians:

associate with effeminacy the passive self-abandonment of the audience to the charms of the performer.

Roman writers were interested in the fact that the audience can make the difference between entertainment and serious performance. Cicero believed that the orator's skillful performance depended on the audience

(habet enim multitudo vim quandam talem ut, quemadmodum tibicen sine tibiis canere, sic orator sine multitudine audiente eloquens esse non possit,

"The crowd has the sort of power that just as the flutist cannot perform without a flute, so an orator cannot be eloquent without a listening crowd," De Orat. 2.338).

Ephesians 2:4 But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us,
Ephesians 2:5 Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;)

Those who are QUICKENED by request at baptism.
Romans 6:17 But God be thanked, that ye were the servants of sin,
        but ye have obeyed from the heart that form of doctrine which was delivered you.
Romans 6:18 Being then made free from sin, ye became the servants of righteousness.
Romans 6:19 I speak after the manner of men because of the infirmity of your flesh: for as ye have yielded your members servants to uncleanness and to iniquity unto iniquity; even so now yield your members servants to righteousness unto holiness.
Romans 6:20 For when ye were the servants of sin, ye were free from righteousness.
Romans 6:21 What fruit had ye then in those things whereof ye are now ashamed? for the end of those things is death.
Romans 6:22 But now being made free from sin, and become servants to God, ye have your fruit unto holiness, and the end everlasting life.
Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Have no doubt about it: anyone who is interested in teaching that which has been taught or the never-musical passages "use one mind and one mouth to speak that which is written for our learning" WILL NOT, cannot deliberately try to seduce as SORCERERS the youth by speakers, singers and instrument players (Revelation 18).  John says that they WILL be cast alive into the lake of fire.

The hypocritical mockers at feasts are declared by John to be "lusted after fruits" (same as in Amos) working for the Babylon Mother of Harlots.  You can be spiritually emasculated by a "mother" in every congregation who dominates the males and forces them into a feminist viewpoint.  Highlands had a strange episode.

Ephesians 2:6 And hath raised us up together,
        and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus:

When people call us out to find their KINGDOM Jesus said don't go there: the Kingdom of God is within you.

Only believers who have been baptized in water INTO the Word meaning as a disciple of Christ has been saved. Therefore, contrary to promoting UNITY to make more money, the demand is to COME OUT of them if you want God to be yourfather.
Colossians 1:13 Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness,
        and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son:

The darkness or shadow of the Jews was SKIA meaning a wholly erroneous system. Christ called it a Covenant with death and with hell. The DISCORDERS use the Jacob-cursed and God-abandoned and the instrumentalists PATTERN.

Ephesians 2:7 That in the ages to come he might shew the exceeding riches of his grace in his kindness toward us through Christ Jesus.

Paul always shows that we are saved FROM that crooked race in the initial sense of having our sins REMITTED, added to the Church of Christ and have our spirits translated into the Heavenly Kingdom.

Jesus preached the Gospel OF THE KINGDOM or His Rule in His church. He said that the kingdom does not come or COME NEAR by observation: that means that you cannot bring GOD NEAR by so called musical worship teams. ALL pagans believed that they could BRING GODS NEAR by  music and that made the musician more powerful than the god..
Clement of Alexandria on the power of Musical Praise Leaders
For such are the begging priests of Cybele [emasculated males, p[arasites.. Hence Antisthenes replies appropriately to their request for alms:-
"I do not maintain the mother of the gods,
For the gods maintain her."
Again, the same writer of comedy, expressing his dissatisfaction with the common usages, tries to expose the impious arrogance of the prevailing error in the drama of the Priestess, sagely declaring:-
"If a man drags the Deity
Whither he will by the sound of cymbals,
He that does this is greater than the Deity;
But these are the instruments of audacity and means of living
Invented by men."
And not only Menander, but Homer also, and Euripides, and other poets in great numbers, expose your gods, and are wont to rate them, and that soundly too. For instance, they call Aphrodité dog-fly, and Hephaestus a cripple. Helen says to Aphrodité:-
"Thy godship abdicate!
Renounce Olympus! ( Il., iii. 406.)
And of Dionysus, Homer writes without reserve:-
"He, mid their frantic orgies, in the groves
Of lovely Nyssa, put to shameful rout
The youthful Bacchus' nurses; they in fear,
Dropped each her thyrsus, scattered by the hand
Of fierce Lycurgus, with an ox-goad armed. (Il., vi 132.)
Chapter VIII.-The True Doctrine is to Be Sought in the Prophets.
It is now time, as we have despatched in order the other points,
to go to the prophetic Scriptures; for the oracles present us with the appliances necessary for the attainment of piety, and so establish the truth. The divine Scriptures and institutions of wisdom form the short road to salvation.
Devoid of embellishment, of outward beauty of diction, of wordiness and seductiveness, they raise up humanity strangled by wickedness, teaching men to despise the casualties of life; and with one and the same voice remedying many evils, they at once dissuade us from pernicious deceit, and clearly exhort us to the attainment of the salvation set before us.
The Church of Christ MUST be isolated from the World and be built upon or EDUCATED by the Prophets and Apostles both inspired by the Spirit OF Christ. Christ in the prophets calls the Civil-Military-Clergy complex ROBBERS and PARASITES.  In the Greek sacrificial system the musicians were PARASITES. "Devo" speakers rather than Word speakers are also parasites.

Rick Atchley (part of the Pepperdine Diversion team) and Chris Seidman may demonstrate the meaning of God sending a strong delusion so that they believe a lie and be damned. Lying Wonders are specificially so called worship services with cute speakers and loads of Musical Worship Teams a definition of blasphemy.

Rick Atchley: The era of the progressive Church of Christ is over.
Back in the 80’s you could go to any major city, especially in the South, and you could find a progressive Church of Christ — and if they would preach grace, and if they would put words on a screen, and if they would let divorced people place membership, they would grow.

The generation of Boomers has enough denominational loyalty that they’re going to find the least legalistic

Well, we discipled the children of those progressive churches
        for a whole generation to grow past us Boomers.
        They never heard the sermons we heard.
        They never heard the rationale for a cappella music.

We sent them to youth rallies and Church of Christ events
        with some of the finest Christian bands in the world.
        We discipled our children to leave our Movement!
Baptism to make the youth into DISCIPLES OF CHRIST is the only Christian job opening for anyone.  Baptism or washing of water is INTO THE WORD or the School of Christ. All I discover from the devos is self-speak and theatrical performance which is branded as a hypocrite by the Spirit of Christ in Ezekiel 33.

Ephesians 2:8 shows that by grace through faith we are SAVED from what Paul listed in the beginning. Each action on our part saves us FROM the Crooked Race [Skolion singers of the perverted Symposia]  or Viper Race who will be baptized with WIND and FIRE as God threshes them and casts them FAR AWAY.

Ephesians 2:8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves:
        it is the gift of God:

9 ouk ex humōn, theou to dōron: ouk ex ergōn, hina tis kaukhēsētai.
WINTERFEST BOAST ABOUT USING MUSICAL PERFORMERS AND STAND UP COMICS TO SAVE PEOPLE BY THEIR OWN WORKS. God is not worshipped in HOUSES (theaters for holy entertanment or by the WORKS of human hands: raising, pointing, waving, clapping, picking or sinning.

Ephesians 2:9 Not of WORKS, lest any man should boast.
"The Kingdom of God does no come with religious observances: Salvation cannot be aided by the WORKS of human hands: raising, waving, picking or clapping.  What DOES NOT help?

Ergon ,
2. result of work, PROFIT or interest, ergon [khrēmatōn] interest or profit on money, Is.11.42, cf. D.27.10. generally, property, wealth, possessions,theos d' epi ergon aexē
4. he. poieisthai ti to make a matter one's business, attend to it, Od.14.65, cf. 15.372.
ergō, opp. logōs  Works are Opposite to Logos or the Word: Logos is the opposite of poetry or music.

Mēkha^n-ē , 3. theatrical machine by which gods, etc., were made to appear in the air, Pl.Cra.425d, Clit.407a; “airein m.I. an art, craft,

A WORK would be subjecting the youth to loud sound and lots of lights which is defined is SORCERY because it intends to CONVERT or SAVE people by external, mechanical means.
Plat. Crat. 425d Socrates
It will, I imagine, seem ridiculous that things are made manifest through imitation in letters and syllables; nevertheless it cannot be otherwise. For there is no better theory upon which we can base the truth of the earliest names, unless you think we had better follow the example of the tragic poets, who, when they are in a dilemma, have recourse to the introduction of gods on machines. So we may get out of trouble by saying that the gods gave the earliest names, and therefore they are right.
One confiscated church spent about fifty thousand dollars to turn it into a "theater for holy entertainment."
Tekhn-ē , , (tektōn)
A. art, skill, cunning of hand 3. way, manner, or means whereby a thing is gained, without any definite sense of art or craftto learn a thing professionally.

John calls the TECHNE including singers and instrument players "sorcerers" in Revelation 18:22-21. They will be Cast Alive into the Lake of Fire.

Tektōn of poets, tektones sophoi (sc. epeōn) Id.P.3.113; “tektones eupalamōn humnōn 2. skilfully wrought, humnoi
Sophos A. skilled in any handicraft or art, clever poets and musicians, Pi.O.1.9, P.1.42, 3.113; en kithara s. E.IT1238 also en oiōnois, kithara, E. IT662, 1238 (
Organon , to, (ergon, erdō offer a sacrifice) A. instrument, implement, tool, for making or doing a thing, S.Tr.905, engine of war, 3. musical instrument, Simon.31, f.l. in A.Fr.57.1 ; ho men di' organōn ekēlei anthrōpous, of Marsyas, Pl.Smp.215c ; “met' ōdēs kai tinōn organōn”  Jubal's "organ" was handled "without authority.

Ephesians 2:10 For we are HIS workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.

Para-dosis , eōs, , A. handing down, bequeathing, transmission,
2. transmission of legends, doctrines, etc., tradition, “didaskalia kai p.Pl.Lg.803a;
3. that which is handed down or bequeathed, tradition, doctrine, teaching

Matthew 28:18 And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying,
        All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.
Matthew 28:19 Go ye therefore, and teach all nations,
         baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:
Matthew 28:20 Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.
Ephesians 2:11 Wherefore remember, that ye being in time past Gentiles in the flesh,
are called Uncircumcision
        by that which is called the Circumcision in the flesh made by hands;

Ephesians 2:12 is not what GOD thought but what the Jews CLAIMED. Therefore, all of the "faith" passages are to prove to the Jews that Gentiles did not have to be circumcised and obey the law to be CEREMONIALLY CLEAN. The Law of Moses was given as a CURSE when Israel rose up in Musical Play (as at Winterfest) rather than coming before Him in reverence and silence..

Ephesians 2:12 That at that time ye were without Christ,
        being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel,
        and strangers from the covenants of promise,
        having no hope, and without God in the world:

Acts 10:34 Then Peter opened his mouth, and said,
        Of a truth I perceive that God is no respecter of persons:
Acts 10:35 But in every nation he that feareth him,
        and worketh righteousness, is accepted with him.
Both Jew and Gentile are on the same footing: the Jews had been abandoned to worship the starry host because of musical idolatry at Mount Sinai.  However, the not-commanded sacrificial system with LEVITES who prophesied or performed as SOOTHSAYERS or SORCERERS and stood in ranks (the only command from God) to execute any Gentile or not on duty Jew who came INSIDE THE GATE.

Ephesians 2:13 But now in Christ Jesus ye who sometimes
        were far off are made nigh by the blood of Christ.

Makran , left far behind, ib.857; [but fleeing marriage with their cousin kin;] the business you speak of is not far to seek,
aposkidnasthai makroteran to a greater distance
3. In distance, long, far, remote, “keleuthosIl.15.358; “oimosHes.Op.290;
makros 2 speeches, long, tedious, Pi.N.4.33, etc.; “logoiS.El.1335, Th. 3.60,
Pind. N. 4 [30]
When toils have been resolved, festivity is the best physician; and songs, the skillfuldaughters of the Muses [dirty adulteresses, sorcerers], soothe with their touch. And warm water does not wet the limbs so gently [5] as praise that accompanies the lyre. Speech lives longer than deeds; whatever words the tongue, with the favor of the Graces, draws from the deep mind.

A man who did not understand this proverb would appear to be inexperienced in battle: since “it is likely that the doer will also suffer.” The laws of song and the hurrying hours prevent me from telling a long story, [35] and I am drawn, by a magic charm on my heart, to touch on the new-moon festival.

Soph. El. 1335 But as it was, I put myself the task of averting that. [1335] Be done now with your long speeches and this insatiable shouting for joy, and go inside. In dealings of this sort delay is harmful, but the time is ripe for being done.

Hosea 2:10 And now will I discover her lewdness in the sight of her lovers, and none shall deliver her out of mine hand.
Hosea 2:11 I will also cause all her mirth to cease, her feast days, her new moons, and her sabbaths, and all her solemn feasts.
Hosea 2:12 And I will destroy her vines and her fig trees, whereof she hath said, These are my rewards that my lovers have given me: and I will make them a forest, and the beasts of the field shall eat them.
Hosea 2:13 And I will visit upon her the days of Baalim, wherein she burned incense to them, and she decked herself with her earrings and her jewels, and she went after her lovers, and forgat me, saith the LORD.
gignomai 1. of persons, to be born, neon gegaōs new born, Od.19.400; hupo Tmōlō gegaōtas born (and so livingpneuma eiōthei g. ib.84;
Isaiah 49:19 For thy waste and thy desolate places, and the land of thy destruction, shall even now be too narrow by reason of the inhabitants,
        and they that swallowed thee up shall be far away.
Amos 6:3 Ye that put far away the evil day,
        and cause the seat of violence to come near;
Amos 6:4 That lie upon beds of ivory, and stretch themselves upon their couches,
         and eat the lambs out of the flock, and the calves out of the midst of the stall;
Amos 6:5 That chant to the sound of the viol,
        and invent to themselves instruments of musick, like David;
Amos 6:6 That drink wine in bowls,
        and anoint themselves with the chief ointments:
        but they are not grieved for the affliction of Joseph.
Amos 6:7 Therefore now shall they go captive with the first that go captive,
        and the banquet of them that stretched themselves shall be removed.
Amos 6:8 The Lord GOD hath sworn by himself, saith the LORD the God of hosts, I abhor the excellency of Jacob, and hate his palaces: therefore will I deliver up the city with all that is therein.
Jesus taught UNITY on the basis of HIS WORD ONLY: God thought, God Breathed and Jesus SPOKE the Word without any variation.  Jesus did not have the authority to MODIFY or change God's breath and God's Breath did not change what God thought. UNITY will happen NOT by the use of evil MIND CONTROL by by everyone SPEAKING THE SAME THINGS.  Paul commanded us to do that: "Use one mind and one mouth to speak that which is written for our learning" as the ONLY way to glorify or praise God.

Performance preachers DESTROY the peace because they have been trained to use their imagination. Musical Worship teams (a blasphemous term) DESTROY the peace by driving away up to HALF of the owners claiming the power to lead you into God's presence: that means STANDING IN THE HOLY PLACE CLAIMING TO BE GOD.

Ephesians 2:14 For he is our peace, who hath made both one,
        and hath broken down the middle wall of partition between us;
Ephesians 2:15 Having abolished in his flesh the enmity,
        even the law of commandments contained in ordinances;
        for to make in himself of twain one new man, so making peace;

The NEW LAW which Scripture denies is:
The Law of listening to a Bible shredding sermon
The Law of Tithing or "laying by in store" to feed the face of a huge MINISTRY TEAM
The Law of SINGING in a tuneful sense: the command is to SPEAK the Word.
The Law that God COMMANDED instrumental or any kind of praise.
The Law of building a mega church as a theater to display the rhetoricians, singers and instrument players whom Christ called HYPOCRITES.

Ephesians 2:16 And that he might reconcile both unto God in one body by the cross,
        having slain the enmity thereby:
Ephesians 2:17 And came and preached
        peace to
you which were afar off,
        and to them that were nigh.

Those who are AFAR OFF in this sense are SPECIFICIALLY the Gentiles and does not speak of backsliders. Those who were AFAR OFF engaged in the pagan "worship rituals" always marked by the rule of women using emasculated priests as speakers, singers, dancers, actors and male and female prostitutes. A prostitute is one who CORRUPTS the Word or sells learning at retail. A huckster.

Ken Cukrowski and others are now promoting FEMALE PROPHETS not knowing that the "prophesying" is the Lord, Lord saying musical which prompts Jesus to say "God does not KNOW YOUR NAME" because Jesus has not confessed it.

Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. Matthew 7:21

Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? Matthew 7:22

Prophēt-euō  one who speaks for a god and interprets his wil
A. to be aprophētēs or interpreter of the gods, “manteueo, Moisa, prophateusō d' egōPi. l.c.; tis prophēteuei theou; who is his interpreter?E.Ion 413
IV. to be a quack doctor, mania . . prophēteusasawith oracular power, Pl.Phdr.244d:

-Prophêtês interpreter, expounder of the will of Zeus, of Tiresias, Pi.N.1.60; Bakkhou p., perh. of Orpheus, E.Rh.972; [Dionusou p., of the Bacchae, Id.Ba.551
Delphic Apollo, “Dios p. esti Loxias patrosA.Eu.19; of the minister [female] and interpreter at Delphi, Hdt.8.36,37  Mousôn prophêtai interpreters of the Muses, Plat.

Prophêtis  [fem. of prophêtês] of the Pythia 2. prophet's wife, LXXIs. 8.3.
(Puthia). The priestess of Apollo at Delphi who pronounced the oracles. See Delphi; Oraculum
   Puthios [u_; i_ metri gr. in h.Ap.373], a, on, ( [Pu_thô] ) Pythian, i.e. Delphian, epith. of Apollo, l.c., Pi.O.14.11, etc. (P. alone is f.l. in E. Ion 285); enPuthiou in

"Singing served as a means of inducing ecstatic prophecy (speaking in tongues). Thus the essential relationship between music and prophecy can be clearly seen. This relationship also explains why the expression for "making music" and "prophesying" was often identical in the ancient tongues. origen contra celsum 8.67.
      The Hebrew word
Naba signifies not only "to prophesy" but also "to make music." (Quasten, Johannes, Music and Worship in Pagan and Christian Antiquity, p. 39)

Dialog of Phaedrus and Socrates notes:

It might be so if madness were simply an evil;
but there is also a madness which is a divine gift,
and the source of the chiefest blessings granted to men.
For prophecy is a madness,
and the prophetess at Delphi and the priestesses at Dodona
when out of their senses have conferred great benefits on Hellas,
both in public and private life,
but when in their senses few or none.
Matthew 7:23 And then will I profess unto them,
        I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.
Matthew 7:24 Therefore whosoever
        heareth these sayings of mine,
        and doeth them,
        I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock:


Ephesians 2:18 For through him 
        we both have access by one Spirit {Jesus Christ the Righteous} unto the Father.
1Timothy 2:5 For there is one God,
        and one mediator between God and men,
        the man Christ Jesus;

That excludes preachers who see themselves as CLERGY or having a priest-like role: they are commanded to PREACH the Word (only) by READING the Word for Comfort and Doctrine. Peter says that if you private interpret or FURTHER EXPOUND the Word you are a false preacher and one who DESPISES (blasphemes) Christ because you reject the Record that God left of His Son Who proved HIS role by signs and miracles. The Apostles (only) were eye and ear witnesses of the risen lord and NO theologian has any right to a ROLE or DOLE in teaching other than the Word. The Musical Performance Teams are TEACHING what comes out of their silly heads and the effeminate words and performance persona just makes adults blush for shame.
Ephesians 2:19 Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners,
        but fellowcitizens with the saints, and of the household of God;
Ephesians 2:20 And are built upon the [Educated only on]
        foundation of the apostles and prophets,
        Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone;

Aedificatio, III. Figurative, building up, instructing, edification. Absolute: loquitur ad Aedificationem Ecclesiae, Vulg. 1 Cor. 14, 12 ; ib. Eph. 4, 12.

Loquor a. [Sanscr. lap-, to talk, whisper; Gr. lak-, elakon, laskô], to speak, talk, say (in the language of common life, in the tone of conversation;

B. Act. 1. To speak out, to say, tell, talk about, mention, utter, name, declare, show, indicate or express clearly

"MESSENIO By my troth, young man, prithee, tell me your name, unless it's disagreable."

Aphrahat 4th century19. Now thus is faith; when a man believes in God the Lord of all, Who made the heavens and the earth and the seas and all that is in them; and He made Adam in His image; and He gave the Law to Moses;
        He sent of His
Spirit upon the prophets; [Not the Scribes or Levites]
        He sent moreover His
Christ into the world. Furthermore that a man should believe
         in the resurrection of the dead; and should furthermore
also believe in the sacrament of baptism.

This is the faith of the Church of God. And (it is necessary) that a man should separate himself from the observance of hours and Sabbaths and moons and seasons, and divinations and sorceries and Chaldaean arts and magic, from fornication and from festive music, from vain doctrines, which are instruments of the Evil One, from the blandishment of honeyed words, from blasphemy and from adultery. And that a man should not bear false witness, and that a man should not speak with double tongue. These then are the works of the faith which is based on the true Stone which is Christ, on Whom the whole building is reared up

Ephesians 2:21 In whom all the building fitly framed together
        groweth unto an holy temple in the Lord:
Ephesians 2:22 In whom ye also are builded together
        for an habitation of God through the Spirit.  [Jesus Christ the Righteous]

David wanted to awaken his lyre so he could awaken the dawn but Christ said.

Habakkuk 2:19 Woe unto him that saith to the wood,
        Awake; to the dumb stone, Arise, it shall teach! Behold, it is laid over with gold and silver,
        and there is no breath at all in the midst of it.
Habakkuk 2:20 But the LORD is in his holy temple:
         let all the earth keep silence before him.

When Paul warned BOTH men and women to be SILENT and not produce any outbreak of wrath or ORGY, he was speaking specificially of the mostly female prophesying which rarely  happens to males.

The REASON for silencing everyone is so that the WORD of Christ can be taught without any of the pagan mind afflicting singing with or withoutinstruments.

Those who SUBJECT the youth to LIGHTS and SOUND and loud music tunefully rendered with the INTENTION of inducing a DRUG HIGH so they can SELL it as as a spiritual experience. These people are carrying out the end-time Babylon Harlot sorcery as happened in the BEGINNING TIME for which Paul wrote warning about MUSICAL IDOLATRY for which there was then and in the rest of the Bible hope for REDEMPTION. When you carry out the self speak and USING musicians this is the MARK in Revelation 18 that Jesus has BEEN there, removed HIS name and HIS Lamps of the Seven Spirits of Diving knowledge.

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