Ephesians 5 IN the Heart

Paul often uses parallelism: He wrote to the Ephesians and Colossians about the same time to the two cities which needed reminding that the church (ekklesia / synagogue) is antithetical to the Jewish and pagan use of musical instruments to artificially stimulate the mind.

Ephesians 5:18-19
1.Corinthians 13 Sounding Brass and Tinkling Cymbals
Ephesians 4 Unity in Diversity
Clangs and Gongs in the Classics
Ephesians 6 We Wrestle not with Musical Instruments.

Colossians 4:16 And when this epistle is read among you,
        cause that it be read also in the church of the Laodiceans;
        and that ye likewise read the epistle from Laodicea.
1Thessalonians 5:27 I charge you by the Lord that this epistle
        be read unto all the holy brethren.

This is the Direct command, approved example by Jesus and the history of the church for centuries.

Acts 15:21 For Moses of old time
        hath in every city them that preach him,
        being read in the synagogues every sabbath day.
The only single word in the New Testament which gave rise to making "church" primarily a musical performance to attract the "converts" is the Greek "psallo."  Psallo and Psalmos were words used by the Jews who translated the Greek Septuagint (LXX).  There are only 57 poems called mizmors which are true "psalm." Psalms generally were performed by the Levites under the King and commanders of the Army: they made brutal war and not worship.

The psallo words, like the word for SOP derive from using the bow to literally attack the human heart of an enemy. The word is used of very brutal writings and of human compositions.

Therefore, to begin to understand why something so brutal and destructive of the mind and the Word-focused church, it is important to understand how anthesis is often used to contrast honoring God and His Word to men using music "to make the lambs dumb before the slaugher."


The Bible is filled with the antithesis between the performing clergy of all religions using music as the primary tool to fool the foolish and the one another reading of the Word of God: we speak the very words of God when we read Scripture. Church has no other role and no funding for whatever one can cook up in violation of doubtful disputations Paul outlawed in Romans 14.

Music literally changes the thinking power of the mind so that it accepts that which is false if it is presented by the "Muses" or the "Graces." Satan knew that as the "singing and harp playing prostitute in the garden of Eden."

II. Antithetical Parallelism--The thought of the first line is expressed by an antithesis in the second;
or is counterbalanced by a contrast in the second. This parallelism is very common in the Book of Proverbs:

(a) The tongue of the wise adorneth knowledge,
{but} The mouth of the fool blurteth out folly.

Prov., xv, 2.
(b) Soundness of heart is the life of the flesh,
{but} Envy is the rot of the bones.
--Proverbs 14:30.

The thoughts of the righteous are right,
But the counsels of the wicked are deceitful. Proverbs 12:5 (NKJV)

Proverbs 15:14 The heart of him that hath understanding seeketh knowledge:
        but the mouth of fools feedeth on foolishness.  [impĕrītĭ]
Vānĭtas , ātis, f. vanus. tumultus A. Disturbance, disquietude, agitation, tumult of the mind or feelings:
tumultus Mentis,Hor. C. 2, 16, 10; Luc. 7, 183: “canunt ignes subitosque tumultus pulsata tumultu pectora,
PulsoB. Transf., to strike against, to strike, touch multa in unum locum confluunt, quae meum pectus pulsant,Plaut. Ep. 4, 1, 3: “quae te vecordia pulsat,Ov. M. 12, 228: “corda pavor pulsans,Verg. G, 3, 105; cf.: “curru Phoebe medium pulsabat Olympum,id. A. 10, 21
multa in unum locum confluunt, quae meum pectus pulsant,Plaut. Ep. 4, 1, 3: “quae te vecordia pulsat,Ov. M. 12, 228: “corda pavor pulsans,Verg. G, 3, 105; cf.: “curru Phoebe medium pulsabat Olympum,id. A. 10, 21
Petr. poët. 123: sceleris tumultus,Hor. S. 2, 3, 208.—“tumultu armorum et cantuu
Gallĭcus , III. Of the priests of Cybele; emasculated Galatians 5
Măgus , a female magician, enchantress: cantusque artesque magarum  quod genus sapientum et doctorum habebatur in Persis  Persarum linguā magus est, qui nostrā sacerdos
Proverbs 15.2  lingua sapientium ornat scientiam os fatuorum ebullit stultitiam


  A. Since the tongue is an organ of speech, a tongue, utterance, speech, language:
2. The tongue or language of a people: “lingua Latina, Graeca,Cic. Fin. 1, 3, 10: “Graeca et Latina lingua, Varr. R. R. 2, 1, 6: “(Massilia) tam procul a Graecorum regionibus, disciplinis linguāque divisa,
Discī^plīna  instruction, tuition, teaching in the widest sense of the word (for syn.
cf.: ars, litterae, doctrina, scientia, cognitio  all that is taught in the way of instruction, philosophical doctrines, philosophical system
Opposite: 6. The tongue or reed of a flute, Plin. 10, 29, 43, § 84.—
Orno , “aliquem laudibus, hederā poëtam,Verg. E. 7, 25.
hĕdĕra (ĕdĕra ), ae, f., I. ivy, Hedera helix, Linn.; sacred to Bacchus, and hence wound around the thyrsus; “also made into garlands with which poets were crowned,

maker, producer

fallācĭa , ae (abl. also fallacie, App. M. 5, p. 171), f. fallax,
I. deceit, trick, artifice, stratagem, craft, intrigue (class.; in Cic. only plur.; syn.: fraus, dolus, astus, astutia, calliditas). ex fraude, Of magical art
Fā^brĭca abies Graeco fabricae artis genere spectabilis,Plin. 16, 42, 82, § 225:
Sĭmŭlātĭo , ōnis, f. simulo, II.,
I. a falsely assumed appearance, a false show, feigning, shamming, pretence, feint, insincerity, deceit, hypocrisy, simulation, etc. (class. and very freq.; cf. imitatio). under pretence of a divine command,
Fraus , fraudis
aliter enim ad sororis filios quam concordiae fraude pervenire non poterat,by the deceitful pretence of unanimity,
C. In pass. signif., a being deceived, selfdeception, delusion, error,
Māchĭna II. Trop., a device, plan, contrivance; esp. a trick, artifice, stratagem: “at nunc disturba quas statuisti machinas,
II. Trop., a device, plan, contrivance; esp. a trick, artifice, stratagem: “at nunc disturba quas statuisti machinas,
Dis-turbo , āvi, ātum, 1, v. a.,
I. to drive asunder, to separate by violence, to throw into disorder, disturb. vitae societatem “concordiam,
disturbare atque pervertere legem,”[LAW]

Propertius, Prop. 1.1

But in me Love is slow, does not stimulate any art,
and he forgets to go on ways he used to know
You who do that trick with the moon,
who perform rites on magic altars,
change my mistress' mind,
make her face more pale than my own!
Then I'll believe in you, that you can lead stars
and Medea's streams from their paths with songs.
Proverbs 15.2  lingua sapientium ornat scientiam os fatuorum ebullit stultitiam

, ae, f. (plur. only Vitr. 1, 1, 18; 3, praef. 1) [sciens], I. a knowing or being skilled in any thing,
knowledge, science, skill, expertness, = cognitio, eruditio  id. Phil. 2, 23, 57;  speaking of eye witness, Cic. Fin. 5.9
          A Rational Conclusion ratio, thinking, an account

Fatuus another name for prophesying, Insipid, tasteless, foolishly, absurdly: for amusement
         “plerumque studio loquendi fatue modo accedendum, buccones,
Mŏdŏ   “ad ornandam modo, non augendam orationemquis est omnium, qui modo cum Musis habeat aliquod commercium, qui?
        Mūsa , ae, f., =  Mousa, [filthy adulteresses]  Clio, the muse of history; Melpomene, of tragedy;
            Thalia, of comedy;
        Euterpe, of the flute; Terpsichore, of dancing; Calliope, of epic poetry; Erato, of lyric poetry;
        Urania, of astronomy; Polyhymnia, of the mimic art,
Mŏdus , 2. The measure of tones, measure, rhythm, melody, harmony, time; in poetry, measure, metre, mode:

None of the Bible is metrical by design: John 3:34 For he whom God hath sent speaketh the words of God:
        for God giveth not the Spirit by metron unto him.
Căno , cĕcĭni, cantum (ancient  canta pro cantata ponebant; “once canituri,Vulg. Apoc. 8, 13), B. Of animals (usu. of birds, but also of frogs), Esp., of the crowing of a cock: “galli victi silere solent, canere victores,to crow C. Transf., of the instruments by which, or (poet.) of the places in which, the sounds are produced, to sound, resound: “canentes tibiae
Buccones,garrŭlus , a, um, adj. garrio, chattering, prattling, babbling, prating, talkative, garrulous. cicada, [mark of the LOCUSTS: the Muses of Apollo, Abaddon, Apollyon]
E-bullĭo    B. Trop., to come forth bubbling, to appear boisterously: artĭfex , fĭcis,
Artĭfex  master in the liberal arts artifices scaenici, Of an orator or writer: “Graeci dicendi artifices et doctores,
B. A maker, originator, author, contriver: “ut aiunt in Graecis artificibus eos auloedos [fluteesse, qui citharoedi  [harp, guitar]
Proverbs 15.2  lingua sapientium ornat scientiam os fatuorum ebullit stultitiam

Ebullio  to come forth bubbling, to appear boisterously: “virtutes,” i. e. to boast of, Cic. Tusc. 3, 18, 42
Artĭfex Of an orator or writer: “Graeci dicendi artifices et doctores
B. A maker, originator, author, contriver: a sly, cunning contriver, inventor of a thing (cf. ars, II. fin.): “et mihi jam multi crudele canebant Artificis scelus,
Căno produce melodious sounds, whether of men or animals; later, with a designation of the subject-matter of the melody, as v. a., to make something the subject of one's singing or playing, to sing of, to celebrate, or make known in song, etc.
Stultĭtĭa , ae, f. stultus, I. folly, foolishness, simplicity, silliness, fatuity, ignorant spaker, etc extravagance, arrogantia


Luke 15:25 Now his elder son was in the field:
        and as he came and drew nigh to the house,
        he heard musick and dancing

Sumphonia the only time MUSIC is used in the New Testament
A. concord or unison of sound,tēn en ōdē harmonian, ē s. kaleitai” 
2. of two sounds only, musical concord, accord, such as the fourth, fifth, and octave
3. harmonious union of many voices or sounds, concert, hoi tōn s. logoi,
      "speak "that which is written" using one mind and one mouth (glossa, not a flute) Rom 15
the Pythag. doctrine of the music of the spheres, (Jesus doesn't pray for the KOSMOS or world)

Dan. 3:5 That at what time ye hear the sound of the cornet, flute, harp, sackbut,
        psaltery, dulcimer, and all kinds of musick,
        ye fall down and worship the golden image that Nebuchadnezzar the king hath set up:

And "musician" is exclusively applied to the MUSES or the 9 Sister Singers wo worked for Apollo who is Abaddon or Apollyon or Lucifer or Zoe or Satan. Apollo had his SEEKER CENTER at Delphi and he is the father of "musical harmony, twanging bowstrings to send a singing arrow into your heart, thieves and liars.

If you are going to repudiate the Bible and 2,000 years of scholarship you had better be prepared with some proof. If you are willing to DELIBERATELY SOW DISCORD AMONG BRETHEREN AND OFFEND MANY then you had better be able to flash credentials from someone beyond a "christian" college:

ANTITHESIS for the Assembly: On the other hand, From Christ in the church in the wilderness the command for disciples who attend the School of Christ to be taught what HE commanded to be taught:
Rom. 15:5 Now the God of patience and consolation
        grant you to be likeminded one toward another
        according to Christ Jesus:
Rom. 15:6 That ye may with one mind and one mouth glorify God,
        even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Rom. 15:7 Wherefore receive ye one another,
        as Christ also received us to the glory of God.
6 hina homothumadon en heni stomati doxazēte ton theon kai patera tou kuriou hēmōnIēsou Khristou.
They all Speak the Word together:
They all take part:
Anti-lēpteon, A. one must take part in a matter III. Adj. anti-lēpteos , a, on, ho logos

is opposite to Ergon  III. Pass., that which is wrought or made, work
Opposite: rhetoric, poetry, music, Pathos or personal experiences (real or fabricated)
Mēkha^n-ē II. any artificial means or contrivance for doing a thing
3. theatrical machine by which gods, etc., were made to appear in the air
Soph-isma , atos, to, A. acquired skill, method II. clever device, ingenious contrivance, stage-trick, claptrap,

Ekhn-ē , , (tektōnA. art, skill, cunning of hand, soothsayer (Levites)
        2. craft, cunning,
an art or craft, i.e. a set of rules, system or method of making or doing,
        whether of the useful arts, or of the fine art Art of Rhetoric,
Pind. O. 13 But the fame for every work is due to its inventor. Whence did the graces of Dionysus first come to light, with the ox-driving dithyramb?
Plek-ō , Pi.O. 6.86,
II. metaph., devise, contrive, mostly of tortuous mean
2. of Poets, p. humnon, rhēmata, Pi.O.6.86, N.4.94; ōdasCritias Fr.1 D.; “p. logousE.Rh.834, Pl.Hp.Mi.369b; form the plot of a tragedy, opp. luein, Arist.Po.1456a9:—hence in Pass., muthoi peplegmenoi complex,
Pind. O. 6 [85] who bore horse-driving Thebe, whose delicious water I drink, while I weave my embroidered song for heroic spearmen. Now rouse your companions, Aeneas, first to shout the praises of Hera Parthenia, and then to know whether we have truly escaped the ancient reproach [90] of men's speech, “Boeotian pig.” For you are a faithful herald, a message-stick of the lovely-haired Muses, a sweet mixing-bowl of loud-sounding songs.
They Sweep the Qacks And Imposters out of the assembly: In 1 Corinthians 13
1Corinthians 13:1 Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling [alalazō] cymbal.

The tinkling cymbal was a woman prophet who was all tongues and could not quit talking: she was a sounding gong and tinkling cymbal.

Aristoph. Birds 1015 Pisthetaerus
We are agreed to sweep [smite] all quacks and impostors far from our borders.

Alaz-ōn  ) prop. A. wanderer about country, vagrant,
II. charlatan, quack, esp. of Sophists[rhetoricians, singers, instrument players]

Sophis-tês poets, meletan sophistais prosbalon Pi.I.5(4).28 , cf. Cratin.2; of musicians, sophistês . . parapaiôn chelun [flute]of the lyre,phormigx ph. hiron melos

Melody with a harp in a holy place was always dedicated to Apollo (Abaddon, Apollyon) proven by the 'phorminx'.

2. the sound of the cithara or harp, psalmos d' alalazei there were contests in to psallein,
Alal-azô (formed from the cry alalai): --raise the war-cry shout the shout of victory, nikên alalazein
2. generally, cry,
shout aloud, Pi.l.c., 
E.El.855; esp. in orgiastic rites, of Bacchus and Bacchae E.Ba.593 (in Med.), 1133, etc.; ôloluxan hai gunaikes, êlalaxan de hoi andres Hld.3.5 .

T. Maccius Plautus, Miles Gloriosus, or The Braggart Captain

Of Ephesus:
Now I will disclose to you both the subject and the name of the play which we are just now about to act, and for the sake of which you are now seated in this mirthful place , "Alazon" is the name (86)

This city is Ephesus; then, the Captain, my master, who has gone off hence to the Forum, a bragging, impudent, stinking fellow, brimful of lying and lasciviousness, says that all the women are following him of their own accord. Wherever he goes, he is the laughing stock of all; and so, the Courtesans here--since they make wry mouths at him, you may see the greater part of them with lips all awry Alazon is the name:

Plato Republic 3
And therefore when any one of these
pantomimic gentlemen, who are so clever that they can imitate anything, comes to us, and makes a proposal to exhibit himself and his poetry,
        we will fall down and worship
him as a sweet and holy and wonderful being;

        but we must also inform him that in our State

        such as he are not permitted to exist
; the law will not allow them.

And so when we have anointed him with myrrh, and set a garland of wool upon his head,
we shall send him away to another city

For we mean to employ for our souls' health  the rougher and severer poet or story-teller, who will imitate the style of the virtuous only,
and will follow those models which we prescribed at first when we began the education of our soldiers.

Ephesians 5:19 Speaking to yourselves
        in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs,
        singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord;

Colossians 3:16 Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom;
        Teaching and admonishing one another
         in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs,
         singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.

Exodus 19:8 And all the people answered together, and said,
        All that the LORD hath spoken we will do.
        And Moses returned the words of the people unto the LORD.
Acts 15:25 It seemed good unto us, being assembled with one accord,
        to send chosen men unto you with our beloved Barnabas and Paul,
You use YOUR OWN mouth and not the MOUTH of a musician.
Stoma 2 Especially the mouth as the organ of speech, “deka men glōssai, deka de stomat'2.489,
Moisan kapuron s. their mouthpiece, organ, Theoc.7.37, with Preps., apo glōssēs by frankness of speech, Thgn.63; “phtheggesthaiPi.O.6.13 [the seer] (but apo g. lēissetai,
also, by word of mouth, Hdt.1.123,
NOT:Phtheggomai  of the recitative of the chorus
3. of inanimate things, thunder, trumpets, the flute,
of the lyre, phormigx ph. hiron melos [Apollo's Harp] Id.761, cf. Arist. Metaph.1019b15; of an earthen pot, eite hugies eite sathron ph. whether it rings sound or cracked, Pl.Tht.179d; ph. palamēsi to clap with the hands,
Sing, or celebrate one aloud, Pi.O.1.36;

Mousa I. the Muse, in pl. the Muses, goddesses of song, music, poetry, dancing, the drama, and all fine arts, Hom.: the names of the nine were Clio, Euterpe, Thalia, Melpomene, Terpsichore, Erato, Polymnia or Polyhymnia, Urania, and Calliope, Hes.,
II. mousa, as appellat., music, song, Pind., Trag.:—also eloquence, Eur.:—in pl. arts, accomplishments, Ar., Plat.

BECAUSE: A heretic or sectarian SEIZES your property FOR himself.

lēizomai   I. to seize as booty, to carry off as prey,
2. to plunder, despoil, esp. by raids or forays
opp. khersi biē, of fraud opp. violence, Hes. Op.322);

Hes. WD 320 Wealth should not be seized: god-given wealth is much better;  
        for if a man takes great wealth violently and perforce,
        or if he steals it through his tongue,
        as often happens when gain deceives men's sense
        and dishonor tramples down honor,
[325] the gods soon blot him out and make that man's house low, and wealth attends him only for a little time.



Wherefore be ye not unwise, but understanding what the will of the Lord is. Eph 5:17

And be not drunk with wine,

ĭn-ēbrĭo Saturate, full of talk

kat-auleō , A. charm by flute-playing, methuōn kai katauloumenos drinking wine to the strains of the flute katauloumenon subdued by a flute accompaniment, metaph., to be piped down, ridiculed, gelōmenoi kai -oumenoimētrōa melēMetroos the worship of Cybele, b. Mētrōa, Mother goddess: music played in her honour, Mele Melos 3. melody of an instrument, “phormigx d' [mark of Apollo]  au phtheggoith' hieron m. ēde kai aulos

wherein is excess;  (Greek: vanity)

The results of being drunk on wine

luxŭrĭa Of style: “in qua (oratione), ut

luxŭrĭo , wanton, revel, sport, skip, bound, frisk: Deliciis that which allures, flatters the senses], delight, pleasure, charm, allurement; deliciousness, luxuriousness, voluptuousness, curiosities of art; , to make sport paizō dance  4. play on a musical instrument, h.Ap.206: c. acc., “Pan ho kalamophthogga paizōnAr.Ra.230; dance and sing, Pi. O.1.16saltātĭo, David's naked dance.

Paul always defines away all of the hypocritic arts.

BUT, be filled with the Spirit; Eph 5:18

John 6:63b the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life.

Colossians 3:1 If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God.

Colossians 3:5  Mortify therefore your members

Meloswithin my bodily frame, members of a body
B. esp. musical member, phrase: hence, song, strain esp. of lyric poetry, lyric poetry, choral songs, opp. Epic
lyric poetry, the choral songs, OPPOSITE to the dialogue, he music to which a song is set, the tune,
3. melody of an instrument, “phormigx d' au phtheggoith' hieron m. ēde kai aulos” The mark of Abaddon. melody in sacred spaces. the flute.

All of the following are marks of pagan musical worship:

which are upon the earth; fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil concupiscence, and covetousness, which is idolatry

Romans 6:13 Neither present your members to sin as instruments of unrighteousness, but present yourselves to God, as alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness to God. [Carnal weapons or lifeless instruments shields were clanging brass]

Phĭlŏsŏphĭadoctores săpĭentĭa sermons, interpret, sects Cic.Off.2.2.5 Wisdom, = sophia

Sophia , A. cleverness or skill in handicraft and art, in music and singing, poetry, divination

interprĕtor , ātus (in tmesi interpres, to explain, expound, interpret, give expression to, translate; to understand, conclude, infer. A. To decide, determine
12, 29: “haec ex Graeco carmine interpretata recitavit,Liv. 23, 11, 4; 45, 29, 3.
Carmen, I. In gen., a tune, song, air, lay, strain, note, sound, both vocal and instrumentalbarbaricum,id. M. 11, 163.—With allusion to playing on the cithara

Rom 8[13] For if you live after the flesh, you must die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live.

pathos emotion, to create passion, drama MY experiences Sophia cleverness or skill in handicraft and art, in music and singing, tekhnē kai s, poetry, in divination pleonexia assumption, one's own advantage. Financial gain pleonektein:i s an expression for every effort of self-aggrandizement, and was often used as a political watchword

Colossians 3:10 And have put on the new man,
    which is renewed in knowledge
    after the image of him that created him:

Colossians 3:16 Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom;

Speaking to yourselves
in psalms and hymns
      and spiritual songs, [Scripture]
teaching and admonishing one another
      in psalms and hymns
      and spiritual songs, [Scripture]

singing and making melody
in your heart to the Lord;
singing with grace
      in your hearts
to the Lord.

always giving thanks
     to God the Father for everything,
     in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.
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.


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 [singular] of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:
        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.Matthew 28:20
Christ in Spirit defined the future REST day both inclusively and exclusively:

In Isaiah 50 Christ warned about the future musical mocking of Messiah. He will be smitten and plucked.
Jesus called the Scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites: in Ezekiel 33 he named preachers, singers and instrument players.
In Isaiah 55 Christ commanded us NOT to spend our money on the Free Water of the Word. He makes the absolute identity betwee His Word and Spirit.

In Isaiah 58 He commanded us not to seek our own pleasure or SPEAK OUR OWN WORDS. Paul commanded the same thing in Romans 14-15.

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