Skillman Church of
Christ: authority based on "scholars."
Hurley Your Sons and Daughters shall
Prophesy at ACU
Ken Cukrowski Women in Ministry at ACU
Ken Cukrowski claiming that the old and new
testaments authorizes women prophets.
Women in Ministry
Adcox Women in Ministry
Clarkson one of Ken Cukrowski's disciples
D. Osburn Women and Change Agenda
John Mark Hicks
Women in the Assembly: Prophesying
Homosexuals and Women justice
1. Rubel Shelly Women in God's
Rubel Shelly: Women in God's Service: Jesus Life
Al Maxey Miriam
as Musical Worship Minister
A church of Christ is led and fed by Elders and Deacons: The
elders as pastor-teachers was given to EXCLUDE all of the
performance roles and prepare EACH member for the ministry. You
cannot load the working people down with enough STAFF to replace
the "coming to a knowledge of the truth" and prepare THEM for
Romans 15:8 Now I say that
was a minister
of the circumcision
for the truth
to confirm the
promises made unto the fathers:
Diakonos g1249 (to run on errands; compare 1377); an
attendant, i.e. (genitive case) a waiter (at table or in
other menial duties); specially, a Christian teacher
All Disciples of Christ are DEACONS or DEACONESSES
(although there is no such word) in that they "vocate" so that
they might have to give to others: as Paul commanded
Timothy. He was to sponsor the so-called agapae which was to
feed the workers on their way out trying to find a day job.
- The Spirit OF Christ defined the future post-Jewish
national system both inclusively and exclusively.
- That promise was for the TINY remnant of Jews and then
to ALL NATIONS.
- Peter said that Jesus come to comfirm or make these
prophecies more certain.
- A Church of Christ is built upon or EDUCATED by the
TRUTH in the Prophets and Apostles.
- Peter said that anyone who did NOT teach that was a
- ALL of the truth was left as a "memory" of the eye-- and
ear--witnesses: the apostles.
- Corrupting the Word or "selling LEARNING at retail" is
- Jesus promised to BE WITH the Church until He returns in
Male Deacons as vocational workers in the early church were
THE ministers: they would have been younger than the elders
and could be sent on dangerous missions. They are also
teachers in a local congregation. Elders or Presbyters
in the early church deserved some support because as HERALDS
they went in circuits establishing congregations. That
is how they eventually gained too much authority outside of
their mission point. In no sense as an elder a monied
civic leader "elected" to help finance bad ventures for Civic
Male and Female are one and equal: both go to A
School (only) of Christ (only) to read and rehearse the great
epics so that they are equipped to be "the best they can be:
do it with all of their heart." However, Isaiah 33 explained
by Paul in
1 Corinthians 1: there are no PODIUMS nor
taker of Shekals.
Paul will say that if BOTH pray that there be peace
and silence then everyone can be saved
and come to a knowledge of the TRUTH.
You cannot get the TRUTH at any level of Minister's Prep
A Church of
Christ first defined for the Wilderness
quarantine the Godly people from the usual "worship rituals" so
they could Read, Rest and Rehearse the Word of God: Paul
understood that to mean
Speak ONE to ANOTHER with "that which is
written for our learning."
Singing and Melody [psallo never means musical melody]
was in the heart or spirit.
There are numerous examples to mean
PREACH the Word by READING the Word for Comfort
Giving attention (worship) and Meditate in the heart.
The Campbell's were about continuing John Calvin's call to RESTORE
THE CHURCH OF CHRIST
defined the Church
in the wilderness did not change
until Jesus came to put down the Jew's Covenant with Death and
A Church of Christ defined by Christ (the Rock) in the
wilderness has no ROLES to play in an ACT
of Worship and
it has no DOLE
to support those Paul defined as the MANY
whom he reprimanded by saying, If they
will not work neither shall they eat.
evangelists as heralds or missionaries were worthy of their
food, clothing, housing and transportation to the next mission
Jesus exampled this by going OUT
And standing up to READ
the assigned text for the week.
This is the INCLUSIVE-EXCLUSIVE CENI
for A Church of
Colossians 1:4 Since we heard of
your faith in Christ Jesus,
and of the love
which ye have to all the saints,
Colossians 1:5 For the hope which is laid up for
you in heaven,
heard before in the word of the truth of the gospel;
Colossians 1:6 Which is come
as it is in
all the world; and bringeth forth fruit, as it
doth also in you,
day ye heard of it,
and knew the
grace of God in truth:
Colossians 1:12 Giving thanks unto the Father,
made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of
the saints in light:
Colossians 1:13 Who hath delivered us from the power
and hath translated us into the
kingdom of his dear Son:
Colossians 1:14 In whom we have redemption through
forgiveness of sins:
Colossians 1:15 Who is the image of the
invisible God, the firstborn of every creature:
The Kingdom of God is WITHIN YOU: it
does not come with observation meaning
Services other than when everyone sits down and shuts up for the
PREACHING by READING that which is written for our learning.
THE LEGALISTIC THESIS
Observātiō ōnis, observo, a watching,
observance, investigation: observationes animadvertebant, your
searches for evidence: siderum. Circumspection,
care, exactness: summa in bello movendo.
Religious observations are carefully crafted to take control
of all of one's attention. That is the worship concept with is
to be directed only to God.
: In the pagan
religions they gave lots of attention to tuning or playing their
musical instruments: cornu,
, tympana tenta tonant palmis, stretching out their bow strings.
To shoot, to hurl.
(b). To exert one
, to strive
n partic., to exert one's
self in opposition, to strive
id. 34, 34, 1
Lucr. 6, 1195
: tormento citharāque tensior,
In partic.: nervum tendere, in mal. part.,
; cf. Mart. 11, 60,
.Hence, tentus, a lecherous man
, ii, n. id..
In Aug. poets,
and their imitators among prose writers, for eloquentia, eloquence
* Hor. A. P. 217
* Verg. A. 11, 383
Ov. Tr. 1, 9, 46
id. M. 13, 63
; Vell. 2, 68, 1
; Plin. 11, 17, 18, § 55
Signs of death from lack
of old death. And in those months
Was given many another sign of death:
of mind by sorrow
, the sad brow, the countenance
, the tormented ears
Beset with ringings
, the breath quick and short
, a string
(of a musical
B. A rope, cord, for binding a slave
: tunc tibi actutum chorda tenditur,
Plaut. Most. 3, 2, 55
I will inform you. My master has arrived from abroad.
In that case, the cord will be stretched for
you; thence to the place where iron fetters clink; after
that, straight to the cross.
, ae, f., = kithara
, I. the
, or lute.
, the music of the cithara
or, in gen., of a stringed instrument
art of playing on the cithara
Ringing (guitar) I the ear would be equivalent to melody IN the
THE CHRISTIAN ANTITHESIS:
1Timothy 4:13 Till I come, give attendance [adtende
] to reading
, to doctrine
1Timothy 4:14 Neglect not the gift that is in thee,
which was given thee by
with the laying on of the
hands of the presbytery.
1Timothy 4:15 Meditate
upon these things; give thyself
wholly to them;
that thy profiting
3191. meletao, mel-et-ah΄-o; from a
presumed derivative of 3199; to take care of, i.e. (by
implication) revolve in the mind: imagine,
Because never in recorded history did PSALLO relate in any sense
to MUSICAL MELODY Paul intends that we SPEAK the Word of God and
sing and meditate on the Word of God.
, tauta meleta
speaking, con over a
speech in one's mind
, logaria dustēna meletēsas
; also, deliver,
The presiding elder of a synagogue pronounced the Shema as the
opening prayer and read or PRESIDING OVER even youth who READ
(only) the Text supplied with accent marks to prevent anyone
from adding or subtracting from that which is written.
Master teachers were available at the synagogue and if one
wanted to understand more of HE supported the Rabbi WHILE being
taught: when the person left Bible Class he did not support the
rabbi all week.
This is the DIVINE PATTERN because it is ANTI-God and
ANTI-Christ to build a massive institution which presumes to
keep everyone BUSY all week and Extort money to keep an
every-growing "minister team" which is rather a "master team."
The civil ekklesia as a PATTERN for the church elected a
presiding elder for the year: he was a contact man and he did
not tamper and meddle with the citizens unless some need
arose. There was no "authority" figure in the synagogue or
ekklesia who was authorized or presumptious as to COMPOSE
anything form the next appointed time. Both the synagogue and
ekklesia ONLY discussed (legally) only what had been handed down
by a higher authority.
So, let it be known that seeing godliness as a means of
financial gain or OCCUPATION disqualifies that person as a
minister (servant) of Christ. Godly evangelists wanting to
GO and obey the CENI pattern of Jesus will increasingly find it
harder to find support and he understands that he will not be
called to what Ezekiel called workshops of evil where the
"prophets"--especially the women--attended to "steal words one
The same Spirit OF Christ defined the future REST from the
professional Includers-Excluders both inclusively and
the Message of Christ about Women Preachers joining in with
the false Male preachers.
Likewise, thou son of
man, set thy face against the daughters of thy people, which prophesy out of their own
prophesy thou against them, Eze 13:17
And say, Thus saith the
Lord God; Woe to the women that sew pillows (seductive suggestion) to all armholes, and make
kerchiefs upon the head of every stature to hunt souls Will ye hunt the souls of my people, and will ye save the souls
alive that come unto you? Ezekiel13:18
Ezekiel continues warning against the same
musical prophesying even if they could "sell some CDs or get
on the lecture circuit)-
And will ye pollute me among my people for handfuls of barley and
for pieces of bread, to slay the souls that should not die, and to
save the souls alive that should not live, by your lying
to my people that hear your lies? Eze 13:19
Wherefore thus saith the
Lord God; Behold, I am against your pillows (clothing to suggest after
hours free time), wherewith ye there hunt the souls to make them fly (lift up), and
I will tear them from your arms, and will let the souls
go, even the souls that ye hunt to make them fly. Eze 13:20
Because with lies ye have made the heart of the righteous sad, whom I have not made sad;
and strengthened the hands of the wicked, that he should not return
from his wicked way, by promising him life: Eze 13:22
Therefore ye shall see
no more vanity, nor divine divinations:
for I will deliver my people out of your hand: and ye
shall know that I am the Lord. Eze 13:23
"Ezekiel in describing the necromantic ritual of the witches, says they fastened 'magic
bands' (kesatot) on their wrists and with
souls like birds' (Ezekiel 13:20). This rare word is related
to the Sumerian KI-ShU, meaning some kind of magical imprisonment, but we have to look to
Greek for its precise significance. In the form kiste, Latin cista, it appears as a container used in certain mystery rituals
of the Dionysiac
supposedly for the carrying of secret implements. In fact,
wherever the cista is graphically represented it is shown as a
basket from which a snake is emerging. Thus on sarcophagi inscribed with Bacchic
scenes, the cista is shown being kicked open by Pan and the snake raising itself from the half-opened
lid. The snake is an important feature of the Dionysiac
cult and imagery. The Maenads of Euripides' Bacchae have serpents entwined in their hair and round
their limbs, and the snake was the particular emblem of
the Phyrigian Sabazios (Sabadius) with whom Dionysos is
identified." - John M. Allegro, The Sacred Mushroom and the
commentary on this
message from Ezekiel and note the parallel: 2.
They profaned the name of God by pretending to have received
those lies from him (v.
19): "You pollute my name among my people, and make use of that for
the patronising of your lies and the gaining of credit to
them.'' Note, Those greatly pollute God's holy name that
make use of it to give countenance to falsehood and
wickedness. Yet this they did for handfuls of barley and
pieces of bread.
They did it for gain; they cared not what dishonour they did to
God's name by their lying, so they could but make a hand of it for themselves.
There is nothing so sacred which men
of mercenary spirits, in whom the love of this world
will not profane and prostitute,
if they can but get
money by the bargain.
But they did it for poor gain;
if they could get no more for it, rather than break they
would sell you a false
prophecy that should please you to a nicety for
the beggar's dole, a
piece of bread or a handful of barley; and yet that was
more than it was worth. Had they asked it as an alms,
for God's sake, surely they might have had it, and God
would have been honoured;
for a false prophecy,
God's name if polluted, and the smallness of
the reward heightens the offence.
For a piece of bread that man will
transgress, Prov. 28:21.
Had their poverty been their temptation to steal, and so to take the name of the Lord in
vain, it would not have been nearly so bad as when it
tempted them to prophesy
lies in his name
and so to profane it.
The feminist and effeminate who plague once-Christian Bible
Colleges BOAST that they are going to RECRUIT and train so many
female MINISTERS that churches will be FORCED to give them a
job. Yea, for a crust of bread will they also steal the living
of the widows as Scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites defined as
"Speakers, Singers and Instrument players" for money which is
always defined as PROSTITUTION.
Dogma justice would insist that an orthodox Jew MUST be
permitted to PREACH.
An Orthodox Greek must be permitted to PREACH.
A Definition of Gender Justice
gender justice means recognizing that men and women are
created by God, redeemed by Christ, and gifted by the
Spirit truly without distinction or partiality. In
Christian community, gender justice means encouraging both men
and women to exercise their Spirit-given gifts in the
churchs work, worship, and leadership, and
celebrating the truth that the Spirit grants such gifts
without respect to gender. Concretely, gender justice
in the Church of Christ includes opening
traditionally masculine leadership roles and
activities (deacon, elder, minister, worship leader, preacher,
teacher, etc.) to women, and encouraging men to discover
and cultivate their gifts for activities traditionally
performed by women.
If we want to be A Church of Christ--shall He find faith when He
returns--you will quit PERFORMING Roles: you will find few who
want to be a MINISTER as MARKED by Paul as willing to God and
Suffer and Die.
- Jesus came into the world to SAVE LOST SPIRITS:
The role is to preach the gospel without any PRIMINGa and
PUMPING and they will RECOGNIZE that God has sent someone to
"transmit their spirits into a heavnly kingom" which is not
visible or audible.
- God HIDES Himself from the World or WISE
or SOPHISTS which means self-speakers, singers and
instrument players all of which are femine or effeminate.
- Jesus doesn't even PRAY for the WORLD the
Gal328.org wishes to INCLUDE.
- Jesus said that He was not OF this World and those who
hear Him (EXCLUSIVELY) are not OF the World.
- Those Lost Spirits are placed in the ekklesia as an
UMBRELLA or Safe House so that they cannot be seduced by
those lusting to Include women and EXCLUDE anyone who can
read BLACK text on BROWN
paper so see that they call the Spirit a LIARD.
In the pattern for the Church in the wilderness NO ONE was
permitted to preach. When Jesus gifted people for the church he
did not list PREACHERS. The elders or older men without
the sexual authority of a female or young man was commanded to
TEACH that which HAD been taught.
1Peter 4:11 If any man SPEAK, let him SPEAK as the oracles
if any man minister, let
him do it as of the ability which God giveth:
that God in all things
may be glorified through Jesus Christ,
to whom be praise and
dominion for ever and ever. Amen.
SPEAK in the Logos sense is the opposite of poetry or
ALL SPEAKING roles are bound absolutely to the ORACLES
OF GOD and not to the usual female or effeminate prophesier.
1Peter 4:12 Beloved, think it not strange concerning
the fiery trial
[temptation] which is to try you,
as though some strange
thing happened unto you:
1Peter 4:13 But rejoice, inasmuch as ye are partakers of
that, when his glory
shall be revealed, ye may be glad also with exceeding joy.
1Peter 4:14 If ye be reproached for the name of
Christ, happy are ye;
for the spirit OF
glory and OF God resteth upon you:
on their part he is
evil spoken of, but on your part he is glorified.
1Peter 4:15 But let none of you suffer as a murderer, or as a
or as an evildoer,
or as a busybody in other mens matters.
1Peter 4:16 Yet if any man suffer as a Christian, let him not
but let him glorify God
on this behalf.
1Peter 4:17 For the time is come that judgment must begin
at the house of God:
and if it first begin at
us, what shall the end be of them
that obey not the
gospel of God?
1Peter 4:18 And if the righteous scarcely be saved,
where shall the ungodly
and the sinner appear?
1Peter 4:19 Wherefore let them that suffer according to the
will of God
commit the keeping
of their souls to him in well doing, as unto a faithful
There is no ROLE for a preacher: the pattern was to PREACH the
Word (only) by READING the Word (only). Jesus stood up to
READ the assigned text and then SAT DOWN. Preaching was
something Jesus did when He WENT OUT. The world is filled
with people who have never heard the Word nor can read the Word.
Why would males encourage females to become a Religious
Merchandiser in a religious Institution which is calculated to
silence Jesus in song and sermon?
Therefore, we MUST agree: neither male nor female must be a
preacher or defacto PRIEST
. No effeminate male is
allowed to PREACH
like a woman.
There is no comand, example or remote inference of any
congregational singing with or without instruments. Before the
time of David it was females who performed most often to seduce
men with authentia authority. The Jacob-cursed and
God-abandoned Levites performed as Sorcerers with instruments
after God turned them over to worship the starry host. The
church in wilderness was commanded to REST, read and rehearse
the Word of God: vocal or instrumental rejoicing or
self-speaking was forbidden. Since male and female are ONE
they are both commanded to be in silence so that "all may be
saved and come to a knowledge of the truth.
Paul repeated the absolute pattern. In Romans 14 he
outlawed doubtful disputations which did not edify or educate.
In Rome we know that vile women prowled around the synagogue
seeking whom they might devour. Authentia or Sexual authority is
extremely powerful when a female lectures or sings. The
commanded REHEARSING is for male and female to CONFESS Christ by
rehearsing the Words of Christ: Peter limits that to the
Prophets and Apostles.
Romans 15:1 We then that are strong
ought to bear the
infirmities of the weak
and not to please
Romans 15:2 Let every one of us please his neighbour for his
good to edification
Romans 15:3 For even Christ pleased not himself; but, as it is
them that reproached
thee fell on me.
Romans 15:4 For whatsoever things were written aforetime
were written for our learning
that we through patience
of the scriptures
might have hope.
Romans 15:5 Now the God of patience and consolation grant you to
one toward another
according to Christ Jesus:
Romans 15:6 That ye may with ONE
mind and ONE
glorify God, even the Father of our Lord
Romans 15:7 Wherefore receive ye one another,
also received us to the glory of God.
Nothing could be more UNITING and EDUCATING and dispelling of
gender "roles" than CONFESSING Christ which demanded everyone
speaking or reciting what Peter restricts to the Prophets by the
Spirit OF Christ and the prophecies made more certain by Jesus
and left as a memory for the eye-- and ear-- witnesses.
Anyone who private interprets or further expound this only
RESOURCE is identified as a False Teacher. A female preacher is
therefore URGED to violate direct commands and sow discord.
The URGE to bestow forbidden authority to STAND APART which Paul
radically outlawed may be based on the fact that modern
theologians who are not Disciples of the Word do not know that
THEY have no stand-apart and therefore divisive authority.
The language of Psychological and Literal Violence
Language of the Historic Babylon Mother of Harlots and her
underlings: speakers, singers, instrument players, all
teknokrats and grinders or prostitutes. John called them
SORCERERS which defines all religious operations and says that
they will be cast alive into the Lake of Fire.
Job 20:5 That the triumphing of the wicked
is short, and the joy of the hypocrite but for a
AN EXAMPLE OF THE FIERCE WRATH AGAINST THOSE WHO JUST BELIEVE
WHAT IS COMMANDED WITHOUT ANY NEED TO CALL PAUL A VILE LIAR.
Revelation 12:12 Therefore rejoice, ye heavens, and ye that
dwell in them.
Woe to the inhabiters
of the earth and of the sea!
for the devil is
come down unto you,
having great wrath,
knoweth that he hath but a short time.
Revelation 12:13 And when the dragon saw that he was cast unto
the woman which brought forth the man child.
Revelation 12:14 And to the woman were given two wings of a
great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness, into her
place, where she is nourished for a time, and times, and half
a time, from the face of the serpent.
Revelation 12:15 And the serpent cast out of his mouth
water as a flood after the woman,
that he might cause her
to be carried away of the flood.
Revelation 12:16 And the earth helped the woman, and the earth
opened her mouth, and swallowed up the flood which the dragon
cast out of his mouth.
Revelation 12:17 And the dragon was wroth with the woman,
and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep
the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus
2Timothy 3:1 This know also, that in the last days
perilous times shall come.
Jeff Bakers FIERCE effort to
Our purpose today is not to persuade
anyone of the rightness of this cause, but rather to
discuss objectively and creatively how and why we can take
action to change toward justice in our peculiar context,
whatever the issue. Whether you agree with
us on the issue, we hope that we all can assume
it for purposes of the discussion about social
change. Let us not debate the merits today, but
let us consider the ways and means of effecting change.
2Timothy 3:2 For men shall be lovers of their own selves,
covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to
parents, unthankful, unholy,
2Timothy 3:3 Without natural affection, trucebreakers,
false accusers, incontinent, FIERCE, despisers
of those that are good,
2Timothy 3:4 Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of
pleasures more than lovers of God;
2Timothy 3:5 Having a form of godliness, but denying the power
thereof: from such turn away.
2Timothy 3:6 For of this sort are they which creep into
and lead captive
silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts,
2Timothy 3:7 Ever learning, and never able to come to the
knowledge of the truth.
2Timothy 3:8 Now as Jannes and Jambres withstood Moses, so do
these also resist the truth:
men of corrupt
minds, reprobate concerning the faith.
2Timothy 3:9 But they shall proceed no further:
for their folly shall be
manifest unto all men, as theirs also was.
2Timothy 3:10 But thou hast fully known my doctrine,
manner of life, purpose,
2Timothy 3:11 Persecutions, afflictions, which came unto me at
Antioch, at Iconium, at Lystra; what persecutions I endured:
but out of them all the Lord delivered me.
2Timothy 3:12 Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ
Jesus shall suffer persecution.
2Timothy 3:13 But evil men and seducers shall
wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived.
2Timothy 3:14 But continue thou in the things which thou
hast learned and hast been assured of, knowing of whom
thou hast learned them;
2Timothy 3:15 And that from a child thou hast known the holy
scriptures, [the Prophets by Christ]
which are able to make
thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in
2Timothy 3:16 All scripture is given by inspiration of
and is profitable for
doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in
2Timothy 3:17 That the man of God may be perfect, throughly
furnished unto all good works.
Jeff Baker denies Social Justice to all of the MALES within the
congregation who are assigned menial tasks no one lusts for:
Passing the collection plate when there is no Law of Laying by
in store. Reading Verse 3d just to perform the ACT of
reading which the preacher ignores. Normal men and women have no
urge to be ON DISPLAY to automatically exercise Authentia
Authority which is erotic and murderous.
Jesus said that God HIDES from the wise or sophists meaning
speakers, singers and instrument players.
Jesus called the Scribes and Pharisees , hypocrites. In
the Ezekiel 33 version the Spirit OF Christ names speakers,
singers and instrument players. Why would a godly man or woman
want to be a SOPHIST knowing that God will NOT let him read BLACK
text on BROWN
Men with no Role
and no Dole who cannot
bring themselves to
confront the MASCULINE,
Rational, Spiritual Word
and teach it as it has
been taught now see Godliness
as a means of
However, it is a fact
that getting paid
for performing with
any of your body
parts when Jesus paid
it all and
taught it all is
Xen. Mem. 1.6.1
To this Socrates
replied: Antiphon, it is common opinion among us
in regard to beauty
that there is an honourable
and a shameful way of bestowing
For to offer one's
beauty for money to all comers is called prostitution;
we think it virtuous to become friendly with
a lover who
is known to be a man of honour.
So is it with wisdom. Those who offer
it to all comers for money
known as sophists, prostitutors of wisdom,
But we think that he
who makes a friend of one whom he knows to be gifted
nature, and teaches him all the good he can,
fulfils the duty of a citizen and a gentleman.
o(, A. master of one's craft, adept,
expert, of diviners, Hdt.2.49;
of poets, meletan
cf. Cratin.2; of musicians,
. . parapaiōn
A.Fr.314, cf. Eup.447, Pl.Com.
(sc. Thamyris) E.Rh.924,
cf. Ath.14.632c: with
modal words added, hoi
[melody in the holy place--a death sentence for any
2 Co.1:12 For our rejoicing is this, the testimony of our
that in simplicity
and godly sincerity
not with fleshly wisdom
but by the grace of God,
we have had our
conversation in the world, and more abundantly to youward.
2 Cor 1:12 Hē gar kaukhēsis hēmōn hautē estin, to marturion tēs suneidēseōs hēmōn, hoti en hagiotēti kai eilikrinia tou theou, kai ouk en sophia sarkikē all' en khariti theou, anestraphēmen en tō kosmō, perissoterōs de pros humas:
NOT THE MUSICAL GRACE:
Kharis : the foregoing
personified, as wife of Hephaestus, Il. 18.382.Pl.,
Kharites, the Graces, handmaids of Aphrodīte, Il. 5.338,
Sophia , Ion. -iē, h(, prop.A.cleverness
or skill in handicraft and art, as in carpentry, tektonos, hos rha te pasēs eu eidē s. Il.15.412; of
the Telchines, Pi.O.7.53;
hē entekhnos s., of Hephaestus and Athena,
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,
etc.; in driving, Pl. Thg.123c;
in medicine or surgery, Pi.P.3.54;
in divination, S.OT 502
(lyr.); dusthanatōn hupo sophias eis gēras aphiketo Pl.R.406b;
s. dēmēgorikē, dikanikē, ib.365d; hē peri Homērou s. Id.Ion 542a;
ou sophia alla phusei poiein Id.Ap.22b;
sēmainontes tēn s . . ., hoti aretē tekhnēs estin Arist.EN1141a12:
rare in pl., Pi.O.9.107,
(vase, v B.C.).
2Cor. 2:17 For we are not as many, which CORRUPT
word of God:
but as of sincerity, but
as of God
, in the sight of God speak we in Christ
ou gar esmen hōs hoi polloi kapēleuontes ton logon tou theou
, all' hōs ex eilikrinias
, all' hōs ek theou katenanti theou en Khristō laloumen
to be a retail-dealer, drive a petty trade,
(Delos, iii B. C.), BGU1024 vii 23
(iv A. D.); di' apsukhou boras sitois kapēleu
' drive a trade,
with your vegetable food, E.Hipp.953
THE MARK OF SELLERS OF THE FREE WATER OF THE WORD
1.155  When Cyrus
heard of this on his journey, he said to Croesus, What end to
this business, Croesus? It seems that the Lydians will never
stop making trouble for me and for themselves. It occurs to me
that it may be best to make slaves of them; for it seems I
have acted like one who slays the father and spares the
children.  So likewise I have
taken with me you who were more than a father to the Lydians,
and handed the city over to the Lydians themselves; and then
indeed I marvel that they revolt! So Cyrus uttered his
thought; but Croesus feared that he would destroy Sardis,
and answered him thus: [3
O King, what you say is reasonable. But do not ever yield to
anger, or destroy an ancient city that is innocent both of the
former and of the present offense. For the former I am
responsible, and bear the punishment on my head; while
Pactyes, in whose charge you left Sardis,
does this present wrong; let him, then, pay the penalty.
Grant, then, forgiveness to
and to make sure of their never
rebelling against thee, or alarming thee more,
send and forbid them to keep any
weapons of war,
command them to wear tunics under their cloaks, and to put
buskins upon their legs,
....and make them bring up their sons to cithern-playing (Kitharizein), singing (psallein),
So wilt thou
soon see them become women instead of men,
John speaks of the LOCUSTS which in the literature are the
MUSES (Rev 18:22) known as dirty as dirty adultersses.
It would be a rare MARK when males fell into this. The
Locust CAST OUT Christ's elect and holds those with the mark
of the beast (a new style of music and drama) captive so they
CANNOT revolt against the unleased Apollo (Abaddon, Apollyon).
and there will be no more fear of their revolting from
acc., sell by retail
, ton herpin
metaph., k. ta prēgmata
, of Darius, Hdt.3.89
; k. ta mathēmata sell
learning by retail, hawk it about,
k. ton logon tou theou
so eoiken ou kapēleusein makhēn will not peddle in
war, i. e. fight half-heartedly, A.Th. 545
; k. tē Khariti tēn amoibēn
k. tēn politeian traffic in
grants of citizenship
, k. tēs hōras anthos
or tēn hōran
, of prostitutes
eirēnēn pros Rhōmaious Khrusiou k
tukhē kapēleuousa . . ton bion playing tricks with
life, corrupting it,
The course of the seasons (or hours) is
symbolically described by the dance of the Horae; and, in
conjunction with the Charites, Hebe, Harmonia, and
they accompany the
songs of the Muses,
and Apollo's play
on the lyre, with their dancing.
Yet another version of Aphrodite as Triple Goddess,
Irene was also a Goddess in her own right, and she had an
attendant named Opora 'autumn.' The Horae
who 'greeted' Aphrodite on the shores of Kyprus
were her three high priestesses who carried her
statue through the shallows, clothing it on the beach
during her bathing and purification festival.
the Crone, bringer of the peace of death,
ruler of sacred sexual rites, and
Chione was the new year, born at Winter Solstice,
unapproachable and serene.
Regarding the cultic
associations and the Love-Feast, Rudolph comments:
...the ceremony only superficially resembles the Christian
older Greek and Hellenistic secret cults (like that
of Eleusis and that of the god Sabazios,
in which the snake was
worshipped as a symbol of the chthonic deity and fertility). For the Ophites
or Nassene gnostics the snake was a medium of revelation
and mouthpiece of the most sublime... Resource GNOSIS: The Nature &
History of Gnosticism by Kurt Rudolf p. 242
Paul on the other hand:
(g1505( i-lik-ree'-ni-ah; from 1506; clearness
i.e. (by impl.) purity (fig.): - sincerity
God left a MARK from Eve in the garden of Eden to the
Babylon mother of harlots (Rev 17) who uses LUSTED AFTER FRUITS
and women as speakers, singers, instrument players or GRINDERS
(prostitutes). John calls them SORCERERS and says they WILL be
cast alive into the Lake of Fire: the FIERY TRIALS may mean that
they are already being consumed by their own breath (spirit).
A godly woman will NOT take the
mark where the BEAST is defined as "a new style of
music or drama."
Jeff Baker: I
like to refer to social and political advocacy
within the Churches of Christ as fighting against an
amoeba. Its squishy and
I question whether there is any such
thing as the Church of Christ, at least any one thing.
A Church of Christ is an ekklesia or Synagogue: Christ
defined it inclusively and exclusively for the Church of
Christ (the Rock) in the wilderness. The church or
synagogue was for the small groups in their very isolated
communities. They were commanded to REST, Read
and Rehearse the Word of God (only). This EXCLUDED
vocal or instrumental rejoicing which included rhetoric or
preaching. WORK outlawed "sending our ministers of God."
No one preaches
as an ACT of worship (legalism)
No one listens to a sermon as an ACT of worship
No one SINGS fanny crosby or twila paris as true worship.
No one "lays by in store" in a church of Christ
No one is taxed to support "ministries" and
ministers other than evangelists
No one is taxed to send a preacher of to "workshops of
evil" says Ezekiel
No one supports a host of chitty-chatty staff and Dunkin
No one TOLERATES men who sing or play: civil Greek
society "tarred and feathered them."
PATTERNS were the Jacob-Cursed and God-Abandoned Levites.
They performed sorcery with instrumental noise (never
music). God abandoned them to worship the starry
host (missed Acts 7?) which was Babylonianism because God
had sentenced them to beyond Babylon which meant "no
Jeff Baker: There
is very little to bind our churches across the
spectrum of those who claim the name. Even so, in the
Churches of Christ, we have two institutions, congregations
and universities, and this is where the action occurs.
The Unity of the
Spirit can happen in every congregation in the world on
the same day: they just have to use one mind and one mouth
to TEACH that which is WRITTEN for our
Jeff Baker: If we
had a political mechanism to access, movements for
social change would be more straightforward, even if
they werent easier.
We do have a
political process: all of the subverted theologians
or Doctors of the Law are abandoned to "take away the key
to knowledge." They work their crooked heart out
having "scholar's conferences" and workshops and spending
great hoards of the "lord's" money and post sermons and
publish books and send sowers of discord around the world.
The masses of godly elders and purple-haired widows VOTE
to tell them to go jump into the Lake of Fire. They can read
the text and understand that POLITICS is out and WORD
If they have
seduced about 20 congregations adding instruments
at "some" assemblies when they intended to RESTRUCTURE all
Churches of Christ into Christian Churches under the NACC
out of up to 18000 congregations they should be ashamed
and like Judas who was flashed the SOP (psallo) go do the
Judas Maneuver. You can tell that Jeff Baker and the host
are REALLY hurting.