Grace Conversation Two

Acappella Music The Mark of the Beast
There is no command, example or remote inference of group singing with or without instruments from Genesis to Revelation.
ACappella is a steal word from "a cappella" meaning in the style of the Sistine Chapel or Capel or Caper meaning a Goat Skin Chapel.
The falsetto's (Jews and early Christian) presenters could not compete with the Paris Opra singers who were castrated. The pope substituted the group in the Sistine Chapel where instruments were never allowed.

The Castrates in the Sistine did not sing "a cappella" but ORGANUM which would be a group of the consision Paul excluded beginning by everyone singing just ONE NOTE at a time.   This might fit the speaking of Scripture in Romans 15.  In time they added a second "part.."  However, modern ACappella is after the PIPE ORGAN and the praise teams (a blasphemy term) uses complex harmony singing THEIR OWN compositions.  The music is written for instruments and is always a first step on the way to adding instruments.  They use the PATTERN of the Jacob-cursed and God-abandoned Levites who were an old Egyptian infant burning priesthood.  They had been abandoned to worship the starry host (Acts 7) which included the beginning-time Abaddon or Apollon: He is unleashed from hell with the Locusts which are the Musical Prophesiers.

Jay Guin and Todd Deaver selected other "major scholars" to teach heresy that salvation is by grace in the sense that Christ demands nothing but to believe. Since Jesuss said that "doctors of the law take away the key to knowledge" we should not be surprised that other disciples are excluded.  They boast of having soundly defeated those who follow in the steps of Jesus of Nazareth who was pronounced a son only after he had been baptized.

Todd Deaver: Jay and I have now finished presenting the case for our position on apostasy. We have argued that there are three ways a saved person can fall away:

First, the reader should be aware of what the faith-only people missed: Justification by faith does not mean SALVATION by faith-only or remission of sins by faith only or being given A holy spirit by faith only.  Abraham was JUSTIFIED by faith and not SAVED by faith. He was justified by faith because he was a God fearer and obeyed the commands of God.
Genesis 26:2 And the LORD appeared unto him,
        and said, Go not down into Egypt; dwell in the land which I shall tell thee of:
Genesis 26:3 Sojourn in this land, and I will be with thee, and will bless thee; for unto thee, and unto thy seed, I will give all these countries, and I will perform the oath which I sware unto Abraham thy father;
Genesis 26:4 And I will make thy seed to multiply as the stars of heaven, and will give unto thy seed all these countries; and in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed;
Genesis 26:5 Because that
        Abraham obeyed my voice,
        and kept my charge,
        my commandments,
        my statutes, and my laws.
Genesis 26:6 And Isaac dwelt in Gerar:

1Corinthians 7:19 Circumcision is nothing, and uncircumcision is nothing,
        but the keeping of the commandments of God.
If you miss the SUBJECT then your conclusions are dangerous and soul damning:
Acts 10:35 But in every nation
        he that feareth him,
        and worketh righteousness,
        is accepted with him.
The subject: the Jews said that gentiles had to keep the Law to be qualified to be baptized.  That is because gentiles were ceremonially impure in their society and did not have the "standing" to stand before God.

But, a justified person has the RIGHT to ask Jesus Christ to accept Him as a disciple. A disciple is a student. A student doesn't go to ceremonial legalistic worship services: a student goes to Bible class where Jesus Christ is the only Teacher.

Paul never speaks of a faith-only as a one-step plan of salvation: the subjects is that you do NOT have to be baptized and keep the law of Moses to be "ceremonially qualified" for bring baptized.

If you bad mouth baptism you refuse to justify God: you say that God cannot be trusted with YOUR salvation.

Believeth not means "I will not comply" as believeth means "I will comply." See more below to show that those who diminish obedience are still OUTSIDE of the Grace of God.

Those who do not "comply" with the promise: He that believeth and is baptized SHALL BE saved. They are therefore "weeded out" as those whom God sent Jesus to seek and find.

First: Blasphemy
against the Holy Spirit is teaching that God commanded something He did not command through Christ as the Spirit in the prophets. I believe that the Grace Conversers blaspheme the Spirit OF Christ.  See Christ defining blasphemy in Jeremiah 23

Therefore I say to you, every sin and blasphemy will be forgiven men, but the blasphemy against the Spirit will not be forgiven men. Anyone who speaks a word against the Son of Man, it will be forgiven him; but whoever speaks against the Holy Spirit, it will not be forgiven him, either in this age or in the age to come (Matthew 12:31-32).

1. The Spirit of Christ defined the future REST and invites to "come learn of Me" both inclusively and exclusively.

1Pet. 1:11 Searching what, or what manner of time the Spirit of Christ
        which was in them did signify,
        when it testified beforehand the sufferings of Christ, and the glory that should follow.
1Pet. 1:12 Unto whom it was revealed, that not unto themselves,
        but unto us they did minister the things,
        which are now reported unto you by them that have preached the gospel unto you
        with the Holy Ghost sent down from heaven;
        which things the angels desire to look into.
1Pet. 1:13 Wherefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober,
        and hope to the end for the grace that is to be brought unto you
        at the revelation of Jesus Christ;
1Pet. 1:14 As obedient children, not fashioning yourselves
        according to the former lusts in your ignorance:
It is blasphemy to "pattern" any kind of instrumental music after the Jews whom God abandoned to worship the starry host because of the lust worked out in religious rituals on the rest day.
Epithu_m-ia Passion, Appetite 2. . c. gen., longing after a thing, desire of or for theaomai ,
theaomai gaze at, behold, mostly with a sense of wonder3. view as spectators, esp. in the theatre, Isoc.4.44; hoi theōmenoi the spectators, Ar.Ra.2, cf.Nu.518,
1Peter 1:20 Who verily was foreordained before the foundation of the world,
        but was manifest in these last times for you,
Rev. 19:10 And I fell at his feet to worship him. And he said unto me, See thou do it not: I am thy fellowservant, and of thy brethren that have the testimony of Jesus
        worship God: for the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.

Isa 59:20 And the Redeemer shall come to Zion, and unto them that turn from transgression in Jacob, saith the Lord.

Is 59:21 As for me, this is my covenant with them, saith the LORD;
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
seeds seed, saith the Lord, from henceforth and for ever.

This is a parallelism: both SPIRIT or WORDS are in our MOUTH for ever. Isaiah does not have to say that the spirit will never depart from us.

Whatever God delivers to mankind is a TEST to weed out the false teachers or prophets?

Is.8:20 To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them.

Second: John identified the "another" Comforter as Jesus Christ the Righteous. He affirmed that consistent with classical trinitarianism, the "god relationship" consists of two actors:
  • There is One God the Father in Heaven.
  • There is one Son as the One God's artiiculator: Jesus of Nazareth was made to be both Lord and Christ.
  • Consistent with the teachings of Jesus and the definition of Words, "Spirit" is that "breath" which passes between the One God Being and the "one mediator" Jesus of Nazareth.
  • John said that if you do not recognize that inclusive Father-Son abiding you are ANTI-Christ.
  • John Calvin said that if you think there is a "spirit" disconnected from the word you are a fanatic.
Third, GRACE (Jesus) came to save FROM the Jewish / Gentile form of Religious Observations. To perform hypocritic rituals: rhetoric, singing, music, drama etal is EXPOSING Jesus to an open shame.
John 6:61 When Jesus knew in himself that his disciples murmured at it,
        he said unto them, Doth this offend you?
John 6:62 What and if ye shall see the Son of man ascend up where he was before?
John 6:63 It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing:
        the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life.
John 6:64 But there are some of you that believe not.
        For Jesus knew from the beginning who they were that believed not,
        and who should betray him.

Heb. 6:6 If they shall fall away,
         to renew them again unto repentance;
                seeing they crucify to themselves the Son of God afresh,
                and put him to an open shame.
THESIS: The Kingdom of God does not come with Religious Observations: those who think that Grace gives them permission are hooked on the GRACES AS GODDESSES. These were like the muses (musicians) in Revelation 18: sorcerers who HAD deceived the whole world. John consignes them to be cast alive into the Lake of Fire.
Grace in the Greek and Neo-Pagan worship centers ANYTIME there are people performing musical or other rituals thinking that the power (chara) comes from THEM.

Kharis includes:

a^, , gen. khari^tos: acc. kharin i_ in arsi, Il.5.874], etc.; also
A. I. in objective sense, outward grace or fauour, beauty, prop. of persons or their portraits,
of words, “ou hoi kh. amphiperistephetai epeessin8.175; pleistē de kh. kata metron iousēs glōssēs] Hes.Op.720; “tai Diōnusou sun boēlata kharites dithurambōPi.O.13.19; “ tōn logōn kh.D.4.38, cf. D.H. Comp.23; muthoi plēthomenoi kharitōn” 
1. song or lay accompanied by music, 8.91,17.519.
4. word of a deity, oracle, Od.12.266, Hdt.1.13, etc.
5. saying, proverb,to palaion eposId.7.51, cf. Ar.Av.507.

Metron , to,
A. that by which anything is measured: No Bible is metrical

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? [20] Who invented the bridle for the harness of horses, or placed the double king of birds on top of the temples of gods? And in Corinth the sweet-breathing Muse blossoms, and also Ares, with the deadly spears of young men. Highest lord [25] of Olympia, ruling far and wide; for all time, father Zeus, may you be ungrudging of our words, and ruling this people in safety

2. esp. in erotic sense, of favours granted (v. “kharizomai1.3), “alokhou kharin ideinIl.11.243, cf. A.Ag.1206: more freq. in pl., X.Hier.1.34, 7.6, etc.; bia d' epraxas kharitas ē peisas korēn; Trag.Adesp.402; in full, “kharites aphrodisiōn erōtōn Pi.Fr.128, cf. Pl.Phdr.254a, al.

Xen. Hiero 1.34 but favours from a loved one are very pleasant, I fancy, only when he consents.

erōs , ōtos, ho, acc. erōn for
A. erōtaAlex.Aet.3.12, AP9.39 (Musicius) : in Ep. and Lyr. usu. eros (q. v.) : (heramai, eraō A):—love, mostly of the sexual passion, “thēlukratēs e.A.Ch.600 (lyr.) ; “erōs' erōt' ekdēmonE.Hipp.32 ; e. tinos love for one, S.Tr.433 ; “paidōnE. Ion67 : generally, love of a thing, desire for i it, “patrōas gēsA.Ag.540
IV. name of the klēros Aphroditēs, Cat.Cod.Astr.1.168 ; = third klēros, Paul.Al.K.3 ; one of the topoi, Vett.Val.69.16.
klēros Clergy  klēron, of Aphrodite, [NEW daughters of Eve] Hermēs gar ōn klērō poiēseis oid' hotiAr.Pax365; “k. Hermou[KAIROS]
Aphrodis-ios   A.belonging to the goddess of love,ergonII. Aphrodisia, ta, sexual pleasures
III. Aphrodision, to, temple of Aphrodite, X.HG5.4.58, brothels

IV. gratification, delight, tinos in or from a thing, “sumposiouPi. O.7.5; “wikasId.O.10(11).78; “hupnou kh.E.Or.159 (lyr.); even “kh. goōnId.Supp.79 (lyr.); also concrete, of things, a delight, Pi.I.2.19 (pl.); “tan botruōdē Dionusou kh. oinasE.Ba.535 (lyr.),

V. daimonōn kharis homage due to them, their worship, majesty, A.Ag. 182 (lyr.); athiktōn kh. ib.371 (lyr.); “horkōnE.Med.439 (lyr.).

Eph 6:11 Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.

Ep.4:14 That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness whereby they lie in wait to deceive;

The Levite (pattern) performed as SOOTHSAYERS with instrumental accompaniment
The "fruits" in Revelation 18 or speakers, singers and instrument pllayers
        performed as SORCERERS with instrumental accompaniment.

Here is the IDENTIFYING MARK of replacing obedience with grace:


Grace is the name of God's servant sent to TEACH us to deny whatever the modern grace-centered people want to impose.  Furthermore;
A particularly valuable sermon from Niceta of Remesiana is De diversis appelationibus / On the Different Names for Christ, in which it is noticed, on the basis of The Holy Scriptures, that Jesus Christ is called: Truth, Way, Word, Angel, Wisdom, Judge, Light, Lamb, Man, Peace, Stone, Priest, Power, Door etc.
Hebrews 6.6 et prolapsi sunt renovari rursus ad paenitentiam rursum crucifigentes sibimet ipsis Filium Dei et ostentui habentes

Heb. 6:6YNG and having fallen away, again to renew [them] to reformation,
        having crucified again to themselves the Son of God, and exposed to public shame
Heb 6:[6] Douay (Impossiile) And are fallen away: to be renewed again to penance,
        crucifying again to themselves the Son of God,
        and making him a mockery.

Ostentus , ūs, m. ostendo. I. n gen., a showing, exhibiting, display (not in Cic. or Cæs.): “corpora extra vallum abjecta ostentui,” show, parade,
as a public spectacle, Tac. A. 1, 29: “atrocitatis,Gell. 20, 1, 48.— A pretense, a sign to deceive

This is the mark of MUTINY:

Tac. Ann. 1.29 At their prayer, Blæsus and Lucius Apronius, a Roman knight on Drusus's staff, with Justus Catonius, a first-rank centurion, were again sent to Tiberius. Then ensued a conflict of opinion among them, some maintaining that it was best to wait the envoys' return and meanwhile humour the soldiers,
        others, that stronger measures ought to be used,
        inasmuch as the rabble knows no mean, and inspires fear,
        unless they are afraid, though when they have once been overawed, they can be safely despised.
        "While superstition still swayed them, the general should apply terror by removing the leaders of the mutiny."

Sŭperstĭtĭo , ōnis, f. super-sto; orig a standing still over or by a thing; hence, amazement, wonder, dread, esp. of the divine or supernatural. I. Excessive fear of the goas, unreasonable religious belief, superstition (different from religio, a proper, reasonable awe of the gods; cf.: “religio veri dei cultus est, superstitio falsi,
I.  In post-Aug. prose sometimes for religio, religious awe, sanctity; a religious rite:
Măgĭcus , a, um, adj., = magikos, I. of or belonging to magic, magic, magical
vanitates,Plin. 30, 1, 1, § 1: magici, that were invoked by incantations (as Pluto, Hecate, Proserpine), Tib. 1, 2, 62; Luc. 6, 577: “linguae,” i. e. hieroglyphics, id. 3, 222; “but lingua,skilled in incantations, Ov. M. 7, 330; Luc. 3, 224: “cantus,Juv. 6, 610: “magicae resonant ubi Memnone chordae,mysterious, id. 15, 5.
cantus,Juv. 6, 610:
Luc. 6.577
Where Haemus reaches out Pharsalian spurs.
There was she proving for her gods and priests
Of magic, words unknown, [in-cognĭtus not investigated]
     and framing chants
Of dire and novel purpose : for she feared
Lest Mars should stray into another world,
And spare Thessalian soil the blood ere long
To flow in torrents; and thus she forbade
Philippi's field, polluted with her song,
Thick with her poisonous distilments sown,
To let the war pass by.

Carmen , ĭnis, n. (old form cas-men , Varr. L. L. p. 86 Bip.) [Sanscr. çasto declaim, praise; cf.: camilla, censeo],
I. a tune, song; poem, verse; an oracular response, a prophecy; a form of incantation (cf.: cano, cantus, and canto).
I. In gen., a tune, song, air, lay, strain, note, sound, both vocal and instrumental (mostly poet.; in prose, instead of it, cantus;

Pollŭo A. In gen., to defile morally, to pollute, contaminate, violate, dishonor, desecrate, etc. (class.; “syn.: inquino, contamino): polluta et violata sacra, Cic. Ver. 2.5.187

Sorcerers may administer literal Juice (wine, peyote, incense) but the context includes all religious Teknokrats selling the free Water of the Word--only.

Sūcus (succus ), i (collat. form,
I. Trop., strength, rigor, energy, spirit: “sucus ac sanguis (civitatis),Cic. Att. 4, 16, 10: ingenii, 
THERE IS NO GRACE FOR WITCHCRAFT: The rhetoricians, singers and instrument players deceiving the world will be cast alive into the lake of fire.

The Hosea commentator of the Dead Sea wrote in:

4Q166 (4QpHosa) Dead Sea Scrolls, (Plus, pg. 276-7 Vermes)

"I will put an end to her rejoicing, her feasts, her new moons, her Sabbaths, and all her festivals (Hosea ii,11).

"Interpreted, this means that they have rejected the ruling of the law,
....... and have followed the festivals of the nations.
....... But their rejoicing shall come to an end
....... and shall be changed into mourning.

I will ravage her vines and her fig trees, of which she said, 'They are my wage which my lovers have given me'. I will make them a thicked and the will beasts shall eat them...ii, 12

But they, like Adam, have broken the Covenant (vi, 7) Its interpretation... they have forsaken God and walked according to the decrees of the Gentiles....

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,
        The 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 kalamophthogga 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).
What you are permitted to do in the Agora or marketplace is EXCLUDED by Jesus and by Paul.
Col 2:15 And having spoiled principalities and powers,
        he made a shew of them openly,
        triumphing over them in it.

Col. 2:16 Let no man therefore judge you
        in meat,
        or in drink,
        or in respect of an holyday,
        or of the new moon,
        or of the sabbath days:

G2919 krinō kree'-no Properly to distinguish, that is, decide (mentally or judicially); by implication to try, condemn, punish:—avenge, conclude, condemn, damn, decree, determine, esteem, judge, go to (sue at the) law, ordain, call in question, sentence to, think.

a) to pronounce an opinion concerning right and wrong
        1) to be judged, i.e. summoned to trial that one's case may be examined and judgment passed upon it

b) to pronounce judgment, to subject to censure
        1) of those who act the part of judges or arbiters in matters of common life, or pass judgment on the deeds and words of others

Col. 2:17 Which are a shadow of things to come; but the body is of Christ.
Jay Guin You see, “contrary to the teachings you have learned” especially means contrary to first 15 chapters of Romans, including Romans 14 and 15. Many in the Churches of Christ have “marked” men contrary to the grace taught in Romans, and thereby have become the very men that Paul tells us to watch out for.


Remember that Jesus cast out the musical minstrels wanting to "aid" Him with the young girl: He cast them out "more or less violently" as one ejects dung. The message begins in Isaiah 30 where Christ promises to clear out the dung: the flute girls were regulated by the same official as the dung heap around the agora or marketplace.

Many people took their meals at the Agora or marketplace along with getting the news and taking a bath and looking for the next day work.  The Orphics were called "bean eaters" and drank no wine: the Dionysiacs went to the pagan temples to eat meat. The "days" when food was available were not always the same: one observed a special day by going to the pagan temple and buying or eating meat.  Paul notes that "food" has nothing to do with the kingdom of God.  However, Paul was not speaking of keeping the pagan worship days.

The believers met especially at the PNYX in Athens to attend the ekklesia: what the people did down in the marketplace was NOT permitted to intrude into the ekklesia on the First Day of the Week.  The PSALLO word specificially speaks of the polluted red rope (string) used to sweep the people who dallied around the food, wine and theatrical, rhetorical of musical performance were forced to attend the ekklesia: those so MARKED with the PSALLO rope would be fined and not permitted to participate.
Agora a^g, as, Ion. agorē , ēs, , (ageirō):— 2. market-place,
III. business of the agora:
1. public speaking, gift of speaking, mostly in pl., eskh' agoraōn withheld him from speaking, generally, provisions, supplies,
Agoraios a^g, on, (fem. -aia epith. of Artemis and Athena, v. infr.):— traders (i.e. sutlers), Ael.Tact.2.2:—hence, the common sort, low fellows, of agitators,
A. in, of, or belonging to the agora, Zeus A. as guardian of popular assemblies, Hdt.5.46, A.Eu.973 (lyr.), E.Heracl.70; Hermēs A. as patron of traffic, Ar.Eq.297,
III. generally, proper to the agora, skilled in, suited for forensic speaking, Plu.Per.11, al.:—agoraios (sc. hēmera) court-day, assize, “tas a. poieisthaiStr.13.4.12; agein tēn a. Epist. Galb. ap. J.AJ14.10.21, cf.Act.Ap.19.38, IGRom.4.790. Adv. -ōs in forensic style, Plu. CG4, Ant.24.
2. agoraios, ho, = tabellio, notary, Aristid.Or.50(26).94, Edict.Diocl.7.41, Gloss.; also, pleader, advocate, in pl., Philostr.VA 6.36.
b. agoraios, , market-day, IGRom.4.1381 (Lydia). (The distn. agoraios vulgar, agoraios public speaker, drawn by Ammon., etc., is prob. fictitious.)
Xenophon, Anabasis 5.6. [29] Now Silanus, the soothsayer, answered me in respect to the main issue that the omens were favourable (for he knew well enough that I was not unacquainted with divination, from being always present at the sacrifices); but he said that there appeared in the omens a kind of fraud and plot against me, manifestly because he knew that he was himself plotting to traduce me before you. For he spread abroad the report that I was intending to do these things at once, without getting your consent.

Agorazō a^g, fut. asō Ar.Lys.633,
Men. 828:—frequent theagora, hai gunaikes a. kai kapēleuousiHdt.2.35, 4.164, cf. Arist.Ph.196a5, Com.Adesp.710; occupy the market-place, Th.6.51.
2. buy in the market, “pōlein a.Ar.Ach.625; “epitēdeia a.X.An.1.5.10; generally, buy, Ar.Pl.984, etc.; farm taxes or state-contracts, “ōnēn a.PRev.Laws41.22, al.; ton Saitēn agorasas ib.60.23:—Med., buy for oneself, X.An.1.3.14:—Pass., “diatinos a.D. 50.25 : pf. Pass. in med. sense, “anti tou ēgorasthai autois ton oinonId.35.19.
3. haunt the agora, Corinn.34, Pi.Fr.103; oud' agorasei g' ageneios oudeis en agora nor shall any boy lounge in the agora, Ar.Eq.1373. [-a_zō (i. e. -azō) in sense 1, Hdn.Gr.2.14.]

Xen. Anab. 7.3.5 emoi men oun dokei, epei enthade oute argurion ekhomen hōste agorazein oute aneu arguriou eōsi lambanein, epanelthontas eis tas kōmas hothen hoi hēttous eōsi lambanein, ekei ekhontas ta epitēdeia akouontas ho ti tis hēmōn deitai, haireisthai ho ti an hēmin dokē kratiston einai. 6 kai hotō ge, ephē, tauta dokei, aratō tēn kheira. aneteinan hapantes. apiontes toinun, ephē, suskeuazesthe, kai epeidan paraggellē tis, hepesthe hēgoumenō. 7

Xen. Anab. 7.3 [30]  [30] "And I, Seuthes, give you myself and these my comrades to be your faithful friends; and not one of them do I give against his will, but all are even more desirous than I of being your friends.

[31] And now they are here, asking you for nothing more, but rather putting themselves in your hands and willing to endure toil and danger on your behalf.

With them, if the gods so will, you will acquire great territory, recovering all that belonged to your fathers and gaining yet more, and you will acquire many horses, and many men and fair women; and these things you will not need to take as plunder, but my comrades of their own accord shall bring them before you as gifts."

Up rose Seuthes, drained the horn with Xenophon, and joined him in sprinkling the last drops.8

After this there came in musicians blowing upon horns such as they use in giving signals, and playing upon trumpets of raw ox-hide not only measured notes, but music like that of a harp.


[32] anastas ho Seuthês sunexepie kai sunkateskedasato met' autou to keras. meta tauta eisêlthon kerasi te hoiois sêmainousin aulountes kai salpinxin ômoboeiais rhuthmous te kai hoion magadi salpizontes. [33] And Seuthes himself got up, raised a war-cry, and sprang aside very nimbly, as though avoiding a missile. There entered also a company of buffoon

Jesus accused the MEN of Jerusalem with being children piping hoping that He would sing or lament and dance: this was the painful initiation into the gay priesthood of Dionysus.  He consigned them to the marketplace where all speeches, singing, dancing and selling of radishes and young boys were quarantined FROM the Ekklesia (church).

There were three sects in Rome all believed that music brought about the presence of the gods and conditioned the people for being fleeced.

Therefore, "doubtful disputations" are EXCLUDED in Romans 14.  Only dialog about edification or education was permitted. Therefore, Paul EXCLUDES any of the diversities in the marketplace which were identified by where they took their public meals and on what days they showed up.

In Romans 15 Paul defines the only function of the Synagogue after silencing all self-pleasure. This excluded all of they speakers, singers and instrument players which REPROACHED Jesus which in prophecy meant to EXPOSE His private parts. The CENI or direct command was to use "that which is written for our learning" and the method was to "use one mind and one mouth" as the only way to glorify God.

Therefore, any musical performance is EXCLUDED and consigned to the marketplace in Romans 14 and the qahal, synagogue or Church of Christ in the wilderness is INCLUDED.

See Jay Guin's take on Romans 14 proving that he doesn't pay attention to the text.


If I were unkind I would say that their ignorance of the Bible and reading 101a is only exceeded by their pride which MARKS a fall.  When you begin to tamper with the Word of Christ He is only too happy to send strong delusions. The MARK of strong delusions is claiming that you are worshiping God when you engage in what Jesus called the hypocritic arts by pointing to Ezekiel 33.

Salvation, Love and Faith are produced by the Grace WHO has appeared to teach us.  Jesus as the "son" of God was the Word of the One God's articulated words.  When He is called WORD or LOGOS we are warned that the command to SPEAK is the opposite of rhetoric, poetry or music. When GRACE appeared it was Jesus of Nazareth Who commanded us to teach what HE commanded to be taught.  The Spirit of Christ laid the inclusive and exclusive "pattern" for His future Rest day in the prophets: Baptism is one of those facts which will separate the saved from the damned.

Paul excludes any of our "works" which are specificially defined as religious ceremonies where the Word of Faith is replaced by songs and sermons composed by humans believing that what they have to say or act out is more important than the Words of Christ in the apostles and prophets. Both Jews and Gentiles were dead in their sins specificially because their worship was the worship of the Prince of the Power of the Air: the Jews had been abandoned to worhship the Starry host.

IN LATIN the Keeping in Suspense EXCLUDES actors, singers, poets of musicians.

XV. debemus autem nos firmiores inbecillitates infirmorum sustinere et non nobis placere

Rom 8:1There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the spirit 

Outlawed:  Placeo to please, to be pleasing or agreeable, to be welcome, acceptable, to satisfy (class.).
1. In scenic lang., of players or pieces presented, to please, find favor, give satisfaction: scenico placenti 

Rom. 8:8 So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God.
Rom. 8:9 But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, 
        if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. 
        Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his.

Outlawed: Scaenicus I. of or belonging to the stage, scenic, dramaticORGANA, theatrical
I. Lit.: poëtae, dramatic poets, ludi, stage-plays, theatrical representations, : fabula, a drama,  
2. Placere sibi, to be pleased or satisfied with one's self, to flatter one's self, to pride or plume one's self

I. Lit.: poëtae, dramatic poets, ludi, stage-plays, theatrical representations, : fabula, a drama, organa, Suet. Ner. 44 : coronae, id. ib. 53 : habitus, id. ib. 38 : gestus, Cic. de Or. 3, 59, 220 : modulatio Comedy. Orator

Poi-êtês II. composer of a poem, author, p. kômôidias Pl.Lg.935e ; p. kainôn dramatôn, b. composer of music, 2. author of a speech

Outlawed:  Organum Vitr. 10, 1.--Of musical instruments, a pipe,. Gen. 4, 21; id. 2 Par. 34, 12 et saep.--Of hydraulic engines, an organ, water-organ: organa hydraulica

Gen 4:21 And his brother's name was Jubal: he was the father of all such as handle the harp and organ.

H8610 manipulate, figuratively to use unwarrantably:--catch, handle, (lay, take) hold (on, over), stop, X surely, surprise, take.
H8608 taphaph to drum, that is, play (as) on the tambourine:taber, play with timbrels.
H8611 tôpheth to'-feth From the base of H8608 ; a smiting, that is, (figuratively) contempt:--tabret. MEANING HELL

Outlawed:  Modulatio. In partic., a rhythmical measure, modulation; hence, singing and playing, melody, in poetry and music, Quint. 9, 4, 139: modulatione produci aut corripi (verba), id. 9, 4, 89 : modulatio pedum, id. 1, 6, 2 : scenica, id. 11, 3, 57 : vocis, melody, id. 11, 3, 59 : musica, Aus. Ep. 25, 13 .

Clement of Alexandria: "After having paid reverence to the discourse about God, they leave within [at church] what they have heard. And outside they foolishly amuse themselves with impious playing, and amatory quavering (feminine vibrato), occupied with flute-playing, and dancing, and intoxication, and all kinds of trash.

H8608 taphaph to drum, that is, play (as) on the tambourine:taber, play with timbrels.

H8611 tôpheth to'-feth From the base of H8608 ; a smiting, that is, (figuratively) contempt:--tabret. MEANING HELL

The Strong in the Ekklesia will please other for edification or education: the purpose of the church.

Rom. 15:2 Let every one of us please his neighbour for his good to edification.

[2] unusquisque vestrum proximo suo placeat in bonum ad aedificationem [3] etenim Christus non sibi placuit sed sicut scriptum est inproperia inproperantium tibi ceciderunt super me 

LOQUOR I. inf. loquier, Naev. ap. Gell. 1, 24, 2), v. dep. n. and a. [Sanscr. lap-, to talk, whisper; Gr. lak-, elakon, laskô], to speak, talk, say (in the lang. of common life, in the tone of conversation; cf. Quint. 9, 4, 10; 11, 3, 45). 

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

Aedificatio III. Fig., building up, instructing, edification.
(a). Absol.: loquitur ad aedificationem, Vulg. 1 Cor. 14, 3 ; 14, 26.--
(b). With gen.: ad aedificationem Ecclesiae [church], Vulg. 1 Cor. 14, 12 ; ib. Eph. 4, 12.

Eph. 4:11 And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists;
        and some, pastors and teachers;
Eph. 4:12 For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ:
Eph. 4:13 Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ:

This was to PREVENT the performing arts always used to deceive the simple minded.
Ephesians 2:1 And you hath he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins;

Because of Musical Idolatry God turned the Israelites over to worship the starry host (Acts 7 etc). The "play" they engaged in was the musical idolatry of the Egyptian triad imaged by Apis the golden calf.

The starry host was "Sabazianism" and being a goyim or national religion was called "demonism" by Paul speaking of Mount Sinai.


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:

Kosmos , ho,  natgural, 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.).
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.
Surigx , 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

This 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, i.e. (by extens.) a casket or (spec.) purse: - bag.

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."

Kosmos (g2889) kos'-mos; prob. from the base of 2865; orderly arrangement, i.e. decoration; by impl. the world (in a wide or narrow sense, includ. its inhab., lit. or fig. [mor.]): - adorning, world.

"Yet, through all there was an overarching harmony. The Greek word cosmos which we translate by universe originally meant beauty and harmony.

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).

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).

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. For [20] neither the fiery fox nor loud-roaring lions change their nature.

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.
1 Corinthians 1:21 epeidē gar en sophia tou theou ouk egnō ho kosmos dia tēs sophias ton theon, eudokēsen ho theos dia tēs mōrias tou kērugmatos sōsai tous pisteuontas.

1 Corinthians 1.21 For seeing that in the wisdom of God, the world through its wisdom didn't know God, it was God's good pleasure through the foolishness of the preaching to save those who 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, EN

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; “palinōdianIsoc.10.64, Pl.Phdr.243b, etc.; “poiēmataId.Phd.60d: abs., write poetry, write as a poet,
Luke 4:4 And Jesus answered him, saying, It is written,
        That man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of God.
Luke 4:5 And the devil, taking him up into an high mountain,
        shewed unto him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time.
Luke 4:6 And the devil said unto him, All this power will I give thee, and the glory of them:
        for that is delivered unto me; and to whomsoever I will I give it.
Luke 4:7 If thou therefore wilt worship me, all shall be thine.
Luke 4:8 And Jesus answered and said unto him,
        Get thee behind me, Satan: for it is written,
        Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve.
apeith-eia , , A. disobedience, X.Mem.3.5.5, D.H.9.41, Arr. Epict.3.24.24; “huioi tēs apeitheiasEp.Eph.5.7; later apeithia , , BGU 747ii14 (ii A.D.), etc., Gloss

apeith-eō , Att. form of api^theō (though even Trag. preferred apisteō, q.v. 11),
A. to be disobedient, refuse compliance, A.Ag.1049; opp. peithomai, Pl.Phdr.271b: freq. c. dat., disobey,ouk apeithēsas theōE.Or.31; “a. hama nomō kai theōPl.Lg.741d, etc.; ta megala a. tini in great matters, Id.R.538b; a. tais enekhurasiais not to abide by them, Id.Lg.949d: later c. gen., “psaphismatosGDI3705.111 (Cos); “entolōnLXXJo.5.6.
2. of animals, X.Cyr. 7.5.62; of ships, “tois oiaxin a.D.S.13.46.
3. of a woman, refuse compliance,
Ephesians 5:1 Be ye therefore followers of God, as dear children;
Ephesians 5:2 And walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us, and hath given himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweetsmelling savour.
Ephesians 5:3 But fornication, and all uncleanness, or covetousness, let it not be once named among you, as becometh saints;
Ephesians 5:4 Neither filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor jesting, which are not convenient: but rather giving of thanks.
Ephesians 5:5 For this ye know, that no whoremonger, nor unclean person, nor covetous man, who is an idolater, hath any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God.
Ephesians 5:6 Let no man deceive you with vain words:
        for because of these things cometh the wrath
        of God upon the children of disobedience.
Ephesians 5:7 Be not ye therefore partakers with them.
Ephesians 5:8 For ye were sometimes darkness,
        but now are ye light in the Lord: walk as children of light:
Ephesians 5:9 (For the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness and righteousness and truth;)
Ephesians 5:10 Proving what is acceptable unto the Lord.
Ephesians 5:11 And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness,
        but rather reprove them.
Mark 16:15 And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world,
        and preach the gospel to every creature.
Mark 16:16 He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved;
        but he that believeth not shall be damned.

Believeth not is the Greek:
Apistos , on,
I. Pass., not to be trusted, and so:
1. of persons and their acts, not trusty, faithless untrustworthy, groundless confidence, Th.1.120; shifty, unreliable, Pl.Lg.775d.
II. Act., mistrustful, incredulous, suspicious,thumos de toi aien a.Od.14.150; “ōta . . apistotera ophthalmōnless credulous, Hdt.1.8; a. pros Philippon distrustful towards him, D.19.27; a. ei . . sautō you do not believe what you say yourself, 
b. in NT, unbelieving, 1 Ep.Cor.6.6, al.
2. disobedient, disloyal, 
III. Adv. apistōs:
1. Pass., beyond belief,a. epi to muthōdes eknenikēkotaTh. 1.21;  
2. Act., distrustfully, suspiciously, Th.3.83; “a. tina diatheinaiD.20.22.
b. treacherously, Ph.1.516.

Only those who have accepted Grace and been baptized can be called brothers.

1 Corinthians [6] But brother goes to law with brother, and that before unbelievers!

If "a" spirit tells you to use the Levites as the pattern for performing religious OBSERVATIONS because that is the way to make the kingdom of God come in his church you can understand that it is a spirit of disobedience.

Eph 6:11 Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.

Ep.4:14 That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness whereby they lie in wait to deceive;

Eph 6: 12 "For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.

Eph 6:12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.

We do NOT wrestle against flesh and blood:

[12] diabolou: hoti ouk estin hêmin palê pros haima kai sarka, alla pros tas archas, pros tas exousias, pros tous kosmokratoras touskotous toutou, pros ta pneumatika tês ponêrias en tois epouraniois

Pale (g3823) pal'-ay; from pallo, (to vibrate; another form for 906); wrestling: - / wrestle

G906 ballō bal'-lo A primary verb; to throw (in various applications, more or less violent or intense):arise, cast (out), X dung, lay, lie, pour, put (up), send, strike, throw (down), thrust. Compare G4496 .

Pallô, poise, sway a missile before it is thrown, sway, brandish, she drove it furiously, tripped on the shield-rim, quiver, leap, esp. in fear, II. Pass., swing, dash oneself, Pi.N.5.21; vibrate, of strings, Pl.Phd.94c (psalloito ap. Stob.); skirtêtikon kai pallomenon to neon (etym. of Pallas) Corn.ND20, cf. Pl.Cra. 407a. III. intr., leap, bound, E.El.435, Ar.Lys.1304 (lyr.); [p. 1294] quiver, quake, phrena deimati pallôn S.OT153 (lyr.); dash along, of horses, E.El.477 (lyr.).
Pi.N.5.21   Pindar, Nemean 5.

2 Chronicles 29 speaks of Hezekiah's plague stopping animal slaughter in Jerusalem. This was a political move because Hezekiah was king and the Levites were under the King and commanders of the army.

They "Soothsayed" accompanied with the musical instruments ordained by David for making war.  In Revelation 18 they performed "Sorcery" accompanied with musical instruments.  God knew that they offered the sacrifices to Him but THEY ate the meat: all sacrificial systems were prompted by evil men under a spirit of flesh and blood lust.

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.

The Jews burned infants just before Hezekiah and Just after Him: and yet all modern musical idolatry uses this event as their pattern. Christ in the prophets calls them liars and blasphemers because He said that God did not command sacrices or burnt offering. To think so proves that people have never read the Old Testament.

Gregory Nazianzen Oration on the Holy Lights.

Gregory--like all readers of the Old Testament--understood that God turned the Israelites over to worship the starry host and the rituals, like those of Greece etal., were absurd. No true Christian would tell you that God commanded you to imitate musical instruments of the Levites who were the chief guards and executioners of anyone who came close to the God-Quarantined sacrificial system.

As it was at Mount Sinai, so it is in the masses of pseudo worship which is a modern system of feudalism.

Romans 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,

Sophis-tês , ou, ho, master of one's craft, adept, expert, of diviners, Hdt.2.49; of poets, meletan sophistais prosbalon Pi.I.5(4).28 , cf. Cratin.2; of musicians, sophistês . . parapaiôn chelun A.Fr.314 , cf. Eup.447, Pl.Com. 140; sophistêi Thrêiki (sc. Thamyris) E.Rh.924, cf. Ath.14.632c: with mod

II. from late v B.C., a Sophist, i.e. one who gave lessons in grammar, rhetoric, politics, mathematics, for money, such as Prodicus, Gorgias, Protagoras, a quibbler, cheat,  a RHETORICIAN as the primary meaning of a HYPOCRITE.

hoi s. tōn hierōn melōn” A sophist, serpent, makes MUSICAL MELODY with a congregation AS a harp and cannot grasp that IN THE HEART is a place.

Gregory Nazianzen Oration XXXIX speaks of the slaughter of innocent animals "made dumb before the slaughter" which is THE meaning of music derivedfrom mystery.

"II. Therefore listen to the Voice of God, which sounds so exceeding clearly to me, who am both disciple and master of these mysteries, as would to God it may sound to you;

I Am The Light Of The World. Therefore approach ye to Him and be enlightened, and let not your faces be ashamed, being signed with the true Light. It is a season of new birth, let us be born again. It is a time of reformation, let us receive again the first Adam. Let us not remain what we are, but let us become what we once were. The Light Shineth In Darkness, in this life and in the flesh, and is chased by the darkness, but is not overtaken by it:-I mean the adverse power leaping up in its shamelessness against the visible Adam, but encountering God and being defeated;-in order that we, putting away the darkness, may draw near to the Light, and may then become perfect Light, the children of perfect Light. See the grace of this Day; see the power of this mystery. Are you not lifted up from the earth? Are you not clearly placed on high, being exalted by our voice and meditation? and you will be placed much higher when the Word shall have prospered the course of my words.

III. Is there any such among the shadowy purifications of the Law, aiding as it did with temporary sprinklings, and the ashes of an heifer sprinkling the unclean;

or do the gentiles celebrate any such thing in their mysteries, every ceremony and mystery of which to me is nonsense, and a dark invention of demons, and a figment of an unhappy mind, aided by time, and hidden by fable?

For what they worship as true, they veil as mythical. But if these things are true, they ought not to be called myths, but to be proved not to be shameful; and if they are false, they ought not to be objects of wonder; nor ought people so inconsiderately to hold the most contrary opinions about the same thing, 
        as if they were playing in the market-place with boys or really ill-disposed men,
        not engaged in discussion with men of sense,
        and worshippers of the Word, though despisers of this artificial plausibility.

"This is the meaning of their persecution of the creature. For this God's Image was outraged; and as we did not like to keep the Commandments, we were given over to the independence of our error. And as we erred we were disgraced by the objects of our worship. For there was not only this calamity, that we who were made for good works  to the glory and praise of our Maker, and to imitate God as far as might be,
        were turned into a den of all sorts of passions,
        which cruelly devour and consume the inner man;

but there was this further evil, that man actually made gods the advocates of his passions,
so that sin might be reckoned not only irresponsible, but even divine,
        taking refuge in the objects of his worship as his apology.

VII. Well, let these things be the amusement of the children of the Greeks and of the demons to whom their folly is due, who turn aside the honour of God to themselves,

Blasphemy is defined in Jeremiah 23 by Christ as "saying that God commanded something when God did not command it.

                26 Ibid. i. 28.

Romans 1:28 And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge,
        God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient;

Christ warned that these horrors were intended to keep the people's minds off the Word of God.
Jeremiah 23:27 Which think to cause my people to forget my name by their dreams which they tell every man to his neighbour, as their fathers have forgotten my name for Baal.

Baptism is a work of Christ performed on those who believe and wish to be enrolled as a Disciple of Christ: like cleansing the vessels in the temple, God must cleanse your spirit so that He will dwell in  it by faith when we let Jesus be the only Teacher.

Those who were baptized into Christ were "washed with water INTO the Word" or into the school of Jesus Christ. For those who have been added to His earthly kingdom by Jesus Christ have put on Christ and are therefore immune to the WORLD.

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;)

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

Only those who became disciples of Christ by baptism and ongoing teaching are called Christians. A Christian is a disciple of Christ. Jesus Christ is still in Holy Spirit form and continues to speak directly to us when we read and teach what He commanded to be taught.

Our task is to acquire Spiritual Knowledge: anything which substitutes for PREACHING the Word by READING the word and discussing it is of the Devi whom, says Jesus, speaks on his own when Christ in Isaiah 58 outlawed seeking pleasure and speaking your own words.

Colossians 1:9 For this cause we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you,
        and to desire that ye might be filled with the knowledge of his will
        in all wisdom and spiritual understanding;
Colossians 1:10 That ye might walk worthy of the Lord unto all pleasing,
        being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God;
Colossians 1:11 Strengthened with all might, according to his glorious power,
        unto all patience and longsuffering with joyfulness;
Colossians 1:12 Giving thanks unto the Father,
        which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light:
Colossians 1:13 Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness,
        and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son:
Colossians 1:14 In whom we have redemption through his blood,
        even the forgiveness of sins:

Baptism and the Lord's Supper is Christ's way to show how we are saved by grace through faith.

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.

27 Eph. ii. 10; Phil. i. 11.

This passages is most often used to reject the direct command to be baptized as a way to be saved FROM that Crooked Race.  It is then used to prove that disciples can do anything they wish and the wish is to conduct ceremonial legalism as a way to make people forget God.  However, the WORKS of ceremonialism which usually causes people to boast include anything beyond PREACHING the Word by READING and discussing the Word: we have no theatrical works to bring to God.

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

Titus 2:11 For the [1] Grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men John 1:14 And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.
Titus 2:12
[2] Teaching us that,
Acts 2:14 But Peter, standing up with the eleven, lifted up his voice, and said unto them, Ye men of Judaea, and all ye that dwell at Jerusalem, be this known unto you, and hearken to my words:
[3] denying ungodliness and worldly lusts,
Acts 2:36 Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly, that God hath made that same Jesus, whom ye have crucified, both Lord and Christ.
[4] we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world; Acts 2:37 Now when they heard this, they were pricked in their heart, and said unto Peter and to the rest of the apostles, Men and brethren, what shall we do?
Titus 2:14
[5] Who gave himself for us,
Acts 2:38 Then Peter said unto them Repent,
[6] that he might redeem us from all iniquity, [Lawlesness]
      Lutron redeem, Luo lavo , cleanse or wash, bathe,
louôpurify, tina ek tôn hamartiôn  
Col. 1:14 In whom we have redemption through his blood,
and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ
for the remission of sins,  
Redemption or Remission happens ONLY after BAPTISM
even the forgiveness of sins:
        [7] and purify unto himself a peculiar people,
                zealous of good works.
and ye shall receive the gift of A holy spirit


Ephesians 2:9 Not of works, lest any man should boast.

Ephesians 5:26 That he might sanctify and cleanse it
        with the washing of water by [into] the word, [In Verbo, En, Eis, into a school] the word,
Titus 3:5 Not by works of righteousness
        which we have done,  [fulfil the Law]
        but according to his mercy he saved us,
        by the washing of regeneration,
        and renewing of the Holy Spirit; [our spirit needs renewing]
When the Jews were turned over to worship the starry host God gave them The Book of The Law which they had to perform.  They performed rituals BELIEVING that they made them righteous. The use of the warrior Levites was so appealing that preachers claim that "a" spirit said that God COMMANDED instrumental praise in his church.  All of the rituals under the Monarchy were identical to the practices of the Egyptians, Canaanites and Babylonians of their time and place.

Baptism and being a Disciple of Christ is not WORKS of righteousness because it confesses that we know nothing of spiritual value unless God reveals it to us.  Excluding rhetoric, singing, playing instruments, dancing and drama PROVES that people think they have something of value to God: He owns all of the cattle on a thousand hills: why would one think they could gain God's good will by burning up one of His creatures?

DO denies grace because it trusts that that their imagination is necessary because our culture has changed from the time of Jesus Christ: postmodernism denies that the message of Christ in the prophets and apostles have any authority for their superior time and place. Baptism is the form or anti-tupos of the death, burial and resurrecting of Jesus.  Tupos is "a pattern capable of being imitated." Anti means instead of: Grace lets us be baptized into Christ to put on Christ instead of dying on the cross for our own sins.

Preaching the Word by reading and discussing "that which is written for our learning" is the MARK to guard us against people who MAKE UP their own songs and sermons.
Poieō , A. make, produce, first of something material, as manufactures, works of art,  in Hom. freq. of building, the horns of which are made into the sides of the lyre,
4.  after Hom., of Poets, compose, write, p. dithurambon, epea
epea [1. song or lay accompanied by  Music joined with ergon and pragma
IV. iambeia, dithuramboi, etc., “rhaptōn epeōn aoidoiPi.N.2.2; “epea te poiein pros luran t' aeideinTheoc.Ep.21.6 ; “nikēsas eposIG3.1020 ; poētēs epōn
Hdt.1.23, 4.14; “p. theogoniēn HellēsiId.2.53; p. Phaidran, Saturous, Ar.Th.153, 157; p. kōmōdian, tragōdian, etc., Pl.Smp.223d; palinōdianIsoc.10.64, Pl.Phdr.243b, etc.; “poiēmataId.Phd.60d: abs., write poetry, write as a poet,orthōs p.Hdt.3.38; “en toisi epesi p.Id.4.16, cf. Pl.Ion534b: folld. by a quotation, “epoēsas pote . .Ar.Th.193; “eis tinaPl.Phd.61b; “peri theōnId.R.383a, etc.
b.  represent in poetry,Homēron Akhillea pepoiēkenai
c.  describe in verse,theon en epesinPl.R.379a; epoiēsa muthous tous Aisōpou put them into verse, Id.Phd. 61b; “muthonLycurg.100.
3. of sacrifices, festivals, etc., celebrate, p. sabbata observe the Sabbath, LXXEx.31.16; p. taphas,
DOING on your own is pure legalism. Like the Monarchy after which it is patterned, it has absolutely no effect on the human spirit. That is because you cannot have the kingdom or Jesus Christ in your presence if you perform religious ceremonies thinking that you can manifest the kingdom. 
The Kingdom of God does not come to religious OBSERVATIONS. Jesus will be outside the camps suffering reproaches from all of those DOING their own acts inside the gates.  He invites only the twos and threes but the gospel invitation is "Come rest and learn of ME."

Watch out: Violent men try to take the kingdom by violence.

We are saved by faith and NOT religious observances or ACTS of religious rituals.
  The only way to grow in faith is through the Word which Grace-personified teaches us.

comes by hearing and hearing by the Word of God.  The only role of the Qahal, synagogue or Church of Christ in the wilderness was to Rest, Read and Rehearse or discuss the Word of God. That definition never changed, was endorsed by Jesus and commanded in what Paul calls a synagogue "of that which is written for our learning." The Campbells called Church "A School of Christ" and worship as "reading and musing the Word of God."

Irenaeus Apostolic Preaching: 3. Now, that we may not suffer ought of this kind, we must needs hold the rule of the faith without deviation, and do the commandments of God, believing in God and fearing Him as Lord and loving Him as Father. Now this doing is produced |72 by faith: for Isaiah says: If ye believe not, neither shall ye understand. [10. Isa. vii. 9 ]
        And faith is produced by the truth; for faith rests on things that truly are.
For in things that are, as they are, we believe; and believing in things that are, as they ever are, we keep firm our confidence in them.

Since then faith is the perpetuation of our salvation, we must needs bestow much pains on the maintenance thereof, in order that we may have a true comprehension of the things that are. Now faith occasions this for us; even as the Elders, the disciples of the Apostles, have handed down to us.

First of all it bids us bear in mind that we have received baptism for the remission of sins, in the name of God the Father, and in the name of Jesus Christ, the Son of God, who was incarnate and died and rose again, and in the Holy Spirit of God. And that this baptism is the seal of eternal life, and is the new birth and is over all things that are made, and all things are put under Him |73 and all the things that are put under Him are made His own; for God is not ruler and Lord over the things of another, but over His own; and all things are God's; and therefore God is Almighty, and all things are of God. unto God, that we should no longer be the sons of mortal men, but of the eternal and perpetual God; and that what is everlasting and continuing is made God;

Acts 15:21 For Moses of old time
        hath in every city
        them that preach him,
        being read in the synagogues every sabbath day.

If people spend as much time looking up the word "read" as they do the word "sing" they would understand why God outlawed "seeking your own pleasure" or even "speaking your own words."

The ONLY command throughout the Bible is to READ and discuss the Word: We are saved BY FAITH and God in Christ directly commanded the ONLY "act" which adds faith which saves us.

However, there may not be a single religious institution which adds salvation or "good mental or spiritual health" by following the direct command, approved examples and necessary inference if you understand that a Disciple goes to the School of Jesus Christ: specificially the prophets and apostles you will understand that:

Ephesians 2:9 Not of works, lest any man should boast.

There is nothing you can do in the Church or Ekklesia or School of Christ except Teach and Learn "that which is written for our learning." ANYTHING you do to expend ENERGY thinking you can AID Christ in the Prophets or Apostles is defined as WORKS.  Because you DO pretending that is helps you are BOASTING that your songs and sermos can replace those God in Christ prepared.

The WORKS words define ANY of those things you think can AID the assembly especially if you also get paid for replacing the Word.

Rhetoricians who pontificate and speak in loud assertive language is a man doing WORKS in a boasting or theatrical way.  Jesus called him a hypocrite by pointing to Ezekiel 33 which names people of NO EFFECT as rhetoricians, singers and instrument players.

"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?

We can't say that these uses are all that Paul had in mind, but if YOU have in mind any works of human hands they this is condemned.
Ergon , First, doing work is coming near any kind of religious sacrifices. That included the following TASKS by which people attempt to please the gods:
epoikhomai , ; theous trapezais e. draw near to the gods with sacrificial feasts, Pi.O.3.40 ; with the muses, song of lyre and the cry of the flutes with the arrangement of words...from which the god fated songs come often to men.
2. go round, visit in succession, of one who hands round wine, autoisin tham' epōkhetooinokhoeuōnOd.1.143

Epoikhomai  Hom. Il. 6.466. go over or ply one's task, with labour,
490] Nay, go thou to the house and busy thyself with thine own tasks, the loom and the distaff, and bid thy handmaids ply their work: but war shall be for men, for all, but most of all for me

Epoikhomai  Hom. Od. 17.336 Then Odysseus of many wiles answered him, and said, “King Zeus, grant, I pray thee, that Telemachus may be blest among men, [355] and may have all that his heart desires.” He spoke, and took the mess in both his hands and set it down there before his feet on his miserable wallet.
        Then he ate so long as the minstrel sang in the halls.
        But when he had dined and the divine minstrel was ceasing to sing,
        [360] the wooers broke into uproar throughout the halls;
but Athena drew close to the side of Odysseus, son of Laertes, and roused him to go among the wooers and gather bits of bread, and learn which of them were righteous and which lawless

Epoikhomai  Hom. Od. 1.325 Then wise Telemachus answered her: “My mother, why dost thou begrudge the good minstrel to give pleasure in whatever way his heart is moved? It is not minstrels that are to blame, but Zeus, I ween, is to blame, who gives to men that live by toil, to each one as he will. [350] With this man no one can be wroth if he sings of the evil doom of the Danaans; for men praise that song the most which comes the newest to their ears. For thyself, let thy heart and soul endure to listen; for not Odysseus alone lost [355] in Troy the day of his return, but many others likewise perished.
        Nay, go to thy chamber, and busy thyself with thine own tasks, the loom and the distaff,
        and bid thy handmaids ply their tasks; but speech shall be for men,
        for all, but most of all for me; since mine is the authority in the house.
EuergetanId.P.2.24Claiming to be a benefactor of kings, a saviour sōtēr preserver from disease, ills, hurt, 2. epith. of Zeus, to whom persons after a safe voyage offered sacrifice, b. epith. of other gods, as of Apollo, Id.Ag.512, etc.; of Hermes, Id.Ch.2; of Asclepios
4. in LXX and NT, applied to God, LXX De.32.15, al., 1 Ep.Ti.1.1, al.; to Christ, Ev.Luc.2.11, al.

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, Opposite. 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,
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.
Ergon. 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.

A WORK is anything you do based on your own ability or presumed ability.
Poieō , A. make, produce, first of something material, as manufactures, works of art,  in Hom. freq. of building, the horns of which are made into the sides of the lyre,
4.  after Hom., of Poets, compose, write, p. dithurambon, epea
epea [1. song or lay accompanied by  Music joined with ergon and pragma
IV. iambeia, dithuramboi, etc., “rhaptōn epeōn aoidoiPi.N.2.2; “epea te poiein pros luran t' aeideinTheoc.Ep.21.6 ; “nikēsas eposIG3.1020 ; poētēs epōn
Hdt.1.23, 4.14; “p. theogoniēn HellēsiId.2.53; p. Phaidran, Saturous, Ar.Th.153, 157; p. kōmōdian, tragōdian, etc., Pl.Smp.223d; palinōdianIsoc.10.64, Pl.Phdr.243b, etc.; “poiēmataId.Phd.60d: abs., write poetry, write as a poet,orthōs p.Hdt.3.38; “en toisi epesi p.Id.4.16, cf. Pl.Ion534b: folld. by a quotation, epoēsas pote . .Ar.Th.193; “eis tinaPl.Phd.61b; “peri theōnId.R.383a, etc.
b.  represent in poetry,Homēron Akhillea pepoiēkenai
c.  describe in verse,theon en epesinPl.R.379a; epoiēsa muthous tous Aisōpou put them into verse, Id.Phd. 61b; “muthonLycurg.100.
3. of sacrifices, festivals, etc., celebrate, p. sabbata observe the Sabbath, LXXEx.31.16; p. taphas,
Ergon erga KuprogenousSol.26 ; “Aphroditēsh.Ven.1 ; also “teknōn es e.
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.

Tektōn  of poets, tektones sophoi (sc. epeōn) Id.P.3.113; “tektones eupalamōn humnōn2. 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 (
Ergon 4. deed, action,erg' andrōn te theōn teOd.1.338 ; “theskela e. TrōōnIl.3.130
Theskelos  A. set in motion by God (kellō), and so marvellous, wondrous, always of things, th. erga deeds or works of wonder, Il.3.130, Od.11.610; “theskela eidōs” taken by later poets as,= God-inspired (keleuō Hermēs
Ergazomai Ergazomai II. trans., work at, make, erga kluta, of Athena, Od. 20.72, cf. 22.422 ; agalmata, humnous, Pi.N.5.1,I.2.46b. perform rites, “ta hiera e.1 Ep.Cor.9.13Surigx Aniatous

5. work at, practise, mousikēn, tekhnas, etc., Pl.Phd.60e, R.374a, etc.; “epistēmasX.Oec.1.7; aretēn kai sōphrosunēn v.l. in Isoc.13.6 ; dikaiosunēn, anomian, Act.Ap.10.35, Ev.Matt.7.23.
Plat. Phaedo 60e They were something like this. The same dream came to me often in my past life, sometimes in one form and sometimes in another, but always saying the same thing: 'Socrates,' it said, 'make music and work at it.' And I formerly thought it was urging and encouraging me

Surigx , iggos, , A. shepherd's pipe, Panspipe, “aulōn suriggōn t' enopēIl.10.13; “nomēes terpomenoi surigxi18.526; “suriggōn enopēh.Merc.512; “hupo ligurōn suriggōn hiesan audēnHes.Sc.278; “ou molpan suriggos ekhōnS.Ph.213 (lyr.); kalaminē s. Ar.Fr.719; “kat' agrous tois nomeusi surigx an tis eiēPl.R.399d.
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,  [Carried in Judas' bag attached to a flute case]

ania_tos 2. of persons, incurable, incorrigible, Pl.R.410a, Grg.526b; “
II. Act., a. metanoia unavailing repentance, Antipho 2.4.12.
Only very simple music is allowed in these texts. Musicians are advised to engage in gymnatics.
Organon defines the TOOLS or MACHINES people use in work as shown by various instruments above.

, 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, ho men di' organōn ekēlei anthrōpous, of Marsyas, Pl.Smp.215c ;
aneu organōn psilois logois ibid., cf. Plt.268b ; “o. polukhordaId.R.399c,
met' ōdēs kai tinōn organōn”  Jubal's "organ" was handled "without authority."

Orga^n-ikos , metaph., ho o. eis plēthē logos speech which is brought to bear on the mob,
; of musicians, practical, OPPOSITE. logiko
    By way of instruments, Arist.EN1099b28; “-kōteronmaking more use of instruments, to kinoun o.
logi^k-os , ē, on, (logos) A. of or for speaking or speech, merē l. the organs of speech, Plu.Cor.38: logikē, , speech, OPPOSITE mousikē,
but also, logical, l. sullogismoi, OPPOSITE. rhētorikoi, Rh.1355a13.
WORKS: leaves us out of the picture except to be Disciples of Christ teaching what He commanded to be Taught. No, He doesn't need to tell disciples not to bring their rhetorician, singers, instrument players or actors to BIBLE CLASS: He even supplies the texbook to MARK those who are not disciples.

All preaching of self-composed sermons, singing, clapping, playing instruments or performing drama ARE

Paul teaches the same things to all of the churches and DEMANDS that the Epistles be READ.  Knowledge does not come from songs and sermons composed as a WORK for which people are PAID. That's called "corrupting the Word" or "selling learning at retail."
Philippians 1:9 And this I pray, that your love
        may abound yet more and more in knowledge and in all judgment;
Paul says nothing about doing ACTS which people believe will work some magic or make God think that you are WORKING for Him.
Philippians 1:10 That ye may approve things that are excellent;
        that ye may be sincere and without offence till the day of Christ;
Philippians 1:11 Being filled with the fruits of righteousness,
        which are by Jesus Christ, unto the glory and praise of God.
Philippians 1:15 Some indeed preach Christ even of envy and strife; [Tino repay]
        and some also of good will:
Philippians 1:16 The one preach Christ of contention,
        not sincerely, supposing to add affliction to my bonds

Ephesians 2:20 And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets,
        Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone;
kaukh-aomai , speak loud, be loud-tongued, “k. para kaironPi.O.9.38,
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, “ p. tōn presbuterōnEv.Matt.15.2, Ev.Marc.7.3, etc.

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.

The Spirit of Christ ordained the nature of the church, ekklesia or synagogue first in the wilderness. While the prophets define the entire monarchy period as evil with no spiritual redeeming values, in Isaiah Christ defined the promised rest -- Pauo in Greek -- from the laded burden and the burden laders.

Ephesians 2:11 Wherefore remember, that ye being in time past Gentiles in the flesh, who are called Uncircumcision by that which is called the Circumcision in the flesh made by hands;

The Jews excluded the Gentiles and gladly boasted of shedding their blood rather than being a blessing under the Abrahamic Covenant of Grace.

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:

That was the view of the Jews: that was not true. The Gentiles were a law unto themselves and were not subject to the Law of Moses.  However, the Law of Moses was given to protect the weak from the strong elite of Civil-Military-Clergy whom Christ in the prophets calls parasites and robbers.

However, the WALL was errected by the Jews and the task of Jesus was to put down the Monarchy which had been abandoned to worship the starry host. Christ in the prophets says that God did not comand the sacrifices or anything involved with the kings whom God "gave in His anger."

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

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;

Because of musical idolatry at Mount Sinai God turned the nation over to worship the starry host. The Levites volunteered to execute 3,000 of their brethren for this offense. Because God had abandoned them in fact, He commanded that the Levites stand between the people and any holy thing or place: if you came too close they would execute you. Their music-led system was a shadow, skia or wholly erroneous system: Christ calls it their covenant with death.

Ephesians 2:16 And that he might reconcile both unto God in one body by the cross,
having slain the enmity thereby:

Modern priestcraft uses this system as their authority and musicians play the role of the Levites: they in truth intend to keep any of the "commoners" away from the performance area. There is enmity even when you hire a person to teach the congregation when elders are not "apt."

Ephesians 2:17 And came and preached peace to you which were afar off, and to them that were nigh.

Ephesians 2:18 For through him we both have access by one Spirit unto the Father.

Jesus promised "another" or different in some respects and then said "I" will come to you. In 1 John 2 the name of that Comforter Spirit:

1John 2:1 My little children, these things write I unto you, that ye sin not.
        And if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father,
        Jesus Christ the righteous:

1John 2:2 And he is the propitiation for our sins:
        and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world.
1John 2:3 And hereby we do know that we know him, if we keep his commandments.
1John 2:4 He that saith, I know him,
         and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him.
1John 2:5 But whoso keepeth his word,
        in him verily is the love of God perfected:
         hereby know we that we are in him.
1John 2:6 He that saith he abideth in him
ought himself also so to walk,
        even as he walked

Jesus of Nazareth in His "changed" post-resurrected state is Holy Spirit.

1Timothy 2:4 Who will have all men to be saved,
        and to come unto the knowledge of the truth.
1Timothy 2:5 For there is one God,
        and one mediator between God and men,
        the man Christ Jesus;
1Timothy 2:6 Who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time.

Love and Faith is not perfected by religious observations nor by the works of human hands. There is nothing in the Chriat-ordained synagogue from the wilderness onward but to be a disciple of Christ: they way to know and show that you are a disciple of Christ is to "speak that which is written for our lerning."

Ephesians 2:19 Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners,
         but fellowcitizens with the saints, and of the household of God;


Acts 2:40 And with many other words did he testify and exhort, saying,
        Save yourselves from this untoward generation.
Acts 2:41 Then they that gladly received his word were baptized:
        and the same day there were added unto them about three thousand souls.
Acts 2:47 Praising God, and having favour with all the people.
        And the Lord added to the church daily such as should be saved.

Colossians 1:12 Giving thanks unto the Father,
        which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light:
Colossians 1:13 Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness,
        and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son:
Colossians 1:14 In whom we have redemption through his blood,
        even the forgiveness of sins:
Colossians 1:15 Who is the image of the invisible God,
         the firstborn of every creature:

Jesus Christ added to His church those who were being baptized to receive A holy personal spirit in Acts 2.  The house of God is the Church of Christ: its role is defined solely as teaching what Christ commanded to be taught through the Prophets and Apostles.  Peter left a written memory of this apostolic eye and ear-witness and warned that anyone who "further expounded" it was a false teacher.

The Jews were also under bondage to that "crooked race."  When they are saved they are built up, edified or educated not by the kings and priests and levites but:

Ephesians 2:20 And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets,
        Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone;

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.

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