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The SECT called the WAY is narrow,exclusive,hated: Ecumenal is the world, kosmos or reign of Satan: it is massive, loud, violent. 

Ray Downen: The heretic is the one who creates division. In this case, those who separate are those who have added their unscriptural anti-instrument law and choose to have no fellowship with us who freely use musical instruments.

Christianity is the SECT Called the Way, Road or Pattern: it is strait, narrow, infitessimally-tiny marked by being poor, afflicted, tribulated and kiled.
Satan is the Kosmokrator or WORLD leader of the KOSMOS or the
Gary Holloway Ecumenical: "First, [ecumenical] is biblical. “Ecumenical” is from the Greek word oikoumena,"

Paul silenced the Self-Pleasure, heresy or Sectarian performance roles so that "we might use one mind and one voice" to teach" that which is written for our learning." The Campbells following Christ in the wilderness defined the only assembly as a READING of the Word assembly.  Anything added as an article of faith or ceremonial practice (legalism) defines the ECUMENICAL WORLD in conflict with the LITTLE SECT CALLED THE WAY (Pattern)
Pro-airesis , eôs, hê, choosing one thing before another, wrongs done from malice prepense, contrary to one's purpose, 3. in political language, deliberate course of action, 5. political party, b. sect or school of music, philosophy

Hairesis  I. a taking especially, esp. of a town, a taking for oneself,
4. a sect, school, etc.: esp. a religious sect, such as the Sadducees and Pharisees, NTest.5. a heresy,

Pharisaios
1 a Pharisee, Separatist (from pharash, to distinguish),
one of a sect who separated themselves from other Jews as affecting superior holiness.

Phrik-ôdês
,
es, attended with shivering, b. inspiring religious awed
A heretic or ECUMENICAL sectarian invades and steals your property;
Haireô Il.; hair, tina kheiros to take one by the hand,
A. Act., take with the hand, grasp, seize, having taken up [the song], Od.8.500.

2. take away II. take, get into one's poweroverpower, kill, of passions,
catch, take, zôon [ZOE: take away life] helein Il.21.102 ; take in huntingget into one's power, entrap,

II. take, get into one's power, nēas ib.13.42; esp. take a city, 2.37, S.Ph.347,
freq. of passions, etc., come upon, seize,
B. Med., with pf. hērēmai (v. supr.), take for oneself, egkhos helesthai take one's spear,
II. take to oneself, choose,

Hairetos verb. adj. of haireō

I. that may be taken or conquered, Hdt.; that may be understood, Plat.

Homer, Odyssey The muses were taught by Apollo

So he spoke, and the minstrel, moved by the god, began, and let his song be heard, [500] taking up the tale where the Argives had embarked on their benched ships and were sailing away, after casting fire on their huts, while those others led by glorious Odysseus were now sitting in the place of assembly of the Trojans, hidden in the horse; for the Trojans had themselves dragged it to the citadel.

The Ecumenical is the HUGE SECT of Satan.

12.22.14 New with the yellow background is some Scripture to warn you against those who accues you of what they are doing but at a higher ticket cost.

ALL OF THE "PROGRESSIVES" CLAIM: As I’ve written about before,
right now there are two streams in the Churches of Christ,
        a sectarian stream
        and an ecumenical stream.

Only the sectarians of the WAY are a Church or assembly of Christ.  Christ in the wilderness and the Campbells defined:

A CHURCH is a School of Christ or the Word
Worship is READING and MUSING the Word of God

  1. Paul commanded that we SPEAK the Biblical text or that which is written for our learning
  2. All of the Logos speak words such as LEXIS is the opposite of ODE or singing.
  3. "ODE and PSALLO" is the second part of Paul's series of parallels. Therefore, as in 1 Corinthians 14 ode and psallo are IN the heart meaning Keep it Silent while God speaks through the Word (only)
  4. If you REFUTE that then you are marked as NOT a School of Christ.
  5. The Ekklesia word as a means of financial gain is reallly the citizens of the Kingdom who live their own lives during the week without having to feed the threshing oxen.
  6. The members of the local citizenry gathers as SYNAGOGUE and ONCE A WEEK by direct command and approved examples.
  7. Both men and women are peaceful and silent (1 Timothy 2) so that "we might all be SAFE and come to a knowledge of the truth."  That is the PATTERN.
Richard Beck etal are correct  but Jesus said that doctors of the law take away the key to knowledge and He sends strong delusions what they can never know is that:

A tiny few Churches of Christ belong to the SECTARIANS of the WAY which is a Road, Method or Pattern as a School (only) of the Word (only) as the Regulative Principle.

ECUMENICAL speaks of the World or Kosmos ruled by Satan and Jesus does not even pray for them.

The command of Scripture and the Restoration Movement was to COME OUT OF BABYLON.

That is because the Sect of the Way consist of an almost invisible and certainly inaudible group "umbrellaed from the storm" while the ECUMENICAL ruled by Satan gets the massed or collectivized mega-groups.

Worry a lot when you find yourself among the rich and popular.


Job 27:8 For what is the hope of the hypocrite, though he hath gained,
        when God taketh away his soul?
Ezekiel 33 speakers for hire, singers, instrument players.
răpĭo , bird of prey, harpagē, harpazō  bird of prey, harpagē, harpazō
Nasonis carmina rapti,” i. e. torn from his home, borne far away, Ov. P. 4, 16, 1; cf. id. H. 13, 9; Stat. S. 3, 5, 6. —  To carry off by force; to seize, rob, ravish; to plunder, ravage, lay waste, take by assault, carry by force, [Meaning of a sectarian in a bad sense]
1.To carry along or away with passion, to transport, ravish, captivate; and with a designation of the limit, to carry or hurry away, to attract strongly to any thing

carmen I. In gen., a tune, song, air, lay, strain, note, sound, both vocal and instrumenta
per me (sc. Apollinem) concordant carmina nervis, citharae liquidum carmen,
lyrae carmen, 4. A response of an oracle, a prophecy, prediction: 5. A magic formula, an incantation: 7. Moral sentences composed in verses:[LADED BURDEN]
Matt. 16:26 For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the wholeWORLD ,
        
mundum universum  
kosmos  Ecumenical
         and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?
Luke 9:25 For what is a man advantaged, if he gain the whole world,
        and lose himself, or be cast away?
Phil. 3:7 But what things were gain to me, those I counted loss for Christ.

The SECT of the WAY separated from the Kosmos or Ecumenicals

Those Jesus separated out of the world are and expect to be tribulated, slandered and even treated with violence: if they will lie to God to "turn your SCHOOL of the Word into a theater for holy entertainment" they will most likely hurt you if you follow the message of Jesus that if you SPEAK the Logos or regulative principle the massed multitudes (ecumenicals) will despise and hate you.

It is prophesied that almost all of the people with a WORLD VIEW will be collectivized or communed with a staff to regulate your waking hours.
Luke 12:29 And seek not ye what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink,
        neither be ye of doubtful mind.
Luke 12:30 For all these things do the NATIONS of the WORLD seek after:
        and your Father knoweth that ye have need of these things.
Luke 12:31 But rather seek ye the kingdom of God;
        and all these things shall be added unto you.
Luke 12:32 Fear not, little flock;
        for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom.


zēt-eō AS THE ONLY WORSHIP CONCEPT: what is sought for may be found, inquire, examine, of philosophical investigation,

Heb. 11:6 But without faith it is impossible to please him:
        for he that cometh to God must believe that he is,
        and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.


In all CIVIL societes before the Post-Literate Dispensations
lectĭto , āvi, ātum, 1, v. freq. a. 2. lego.
I. To gather or collect eagerly or often (postclass.): “conchulas et calculos in litore lectitasse,Val. Max. 8, 8, 1: “flores,Arn. 5, 183. —
II. To read often, with eagerness, or with attention (class.): “Pyrrhi te video libros lectitasse,Cic. Fam. 9, 25, 1: “auctores quos nunc lectito,id. Att. 12, 18, 1: “Platonem studiose,id. Brut. 31, 121: “libros non legendos sed lectitandos,Plin. Ep. 2, 17, 8: “libros conquisitos lectitatosque,Tac. A. 14, 51: orationes,to read aloud, Plin. Ep. 7, 17, 4; Quint. 9, 1, 12.

The PATTERN from the wilderness and never changed was on the REST day to PREACH the Word by READING the Word for comfort and Doctrine.

Of those who do not speak that word or "speak their own words" (Isaiah 58) in Isaiah 8 THERE IS NO LIGHT IN THEM.  Logos permits no personal comments, jokes, boasting, singing, playing instruments, acting or dancing.
 LITTLE FLOCK [SHEEP] IS
SIZE:
mikros
, petty, trivial, slight, of persons, of small account,        
Arist.Ph.197a30; but to para mikros sōzesthai to be only just saved, Id.Rh.1371b11,
Opposite megas megas= 2. generally, vast, high, ouranos, oros, purgos (theōn b. ho m., of Zeus [Father or KAIROS, demon son], Pi.O. 7.34) 3. of sounds, great, loud, Opposite. “oligos  opp. mikros   Mētēr m., of Cybele, “Mētēr theōn m.
mega eipein to speak big, and so provoke divine wrath,

Polus  Number, many, Intensity, much, mighty,  p. humenaios a loud song, if she flow with full stream, the many, i.e. the greater number
cithari-zo
, a-re, v n., = kitharizô, to play on or strike the cithara, Nep. Epam. 2, 1; Vulg. Apoc. 14, 2.

Alalētos alalē  II.a loud noise, aulōn  Alala (halal) war cry, make dumb

Pind. O. 7 That man is prosperous, who is encompassed by good reports. Grace, which causes life to flourish, looks with favor now on one man, now on another, with both the sweet-singing lyre and the full-voiced notes of flutes. And now, with the music of flute and lyre alike I have come to land with Diagoras, singing the sea-child of Aphrodite and bride of Helios

The triple-godesses as "trinity" included the three Graces: they were blue-eyed blond prostitute singers.
THAT WAY
HODOS 3.  method, systemhodōmethodically, systematically,Pl.R.533b, Stoic.2.39, etc. ; so “kath' hodon Pl.R.435a ; “tēn dia tou stoikheiou ho. ekhōn egraphenId.Tht.208b (cf. “diexodon208a). 4.  of the Christian Faith and its followers,Act.Ap.9.2, 22.4, 24.14.
Plat. Theaet. 208b Socrates
Socrates

  Yes, but with his opinion he has rational explanation; for he wrote with the method in terms of letters in his mind, and we agreed that that was rational explanation.

There is, then, my friend, a combination of right opinion with rational [logon] explanation, which cannot as yet properly be called knowledge?

Sōkratēs
logon ge ekhōn meta orthēs doxēs. tēn gar dia tou stoikheiou hodon ekhōn egraphen, hēn logon hōmologēsamen.
THE ONLY PURPOSE
Method-os , , (meta, hodosPattern
II. pursuit of knowledge, investigation, Pl.Sph.218d, 235c, al.; m. poieisthai to pursue one's inquiry, ib.243d; “en prōtē m.Arist.Pol.1289a26: hence, treatise, Dam.Pr.451.
2. mode of prosecuting such inquiry, method, system, Pl.Phdr.270c, Arist.EN1129a6, Pol.1252a18, etc.; “ dialektikē m.Pl.R.533c,

THE ONLY ONES INVITED OR ALLOWED TO ATTEND THE SECT OF THE WAY OUTSIDE THE ECUMENICAL

Matt. 11:28 Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
Matt. 11:29 Take my yoke upon you,
        and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart:
        and ye shall find rest unto your souls
ana-pausis  A.repose, rest, relaxation
REST FROM:

ALL forms of music which upset the rest and which is for sale
ka^koō , A.maltreat, distress, in Hom. always of persons physically, injure, paralyse, “tas arkhas tōn neurōn

Leitourg-ia  III. public service of the gods, “hai pros tous theous l.Arist.Pol.1330a13; “hai tōn theōn therapeiai kai l.D.S.1.21, cf. UPZ17.17 (ii B.C.), PTeb.302.30 (i A.D.), etc.; the service or ministry of priests, LXX Nu.8.25, Ev.Luc.1.23.
THE SINGLE PURPOSE FOR THE ASSEMBLY
skholē , skholēn agein to be at leisure, enjoy ease, keep quiet, amphi heauton for one's own business, a work for leisure, i.e. requiring attention,
2. a group to whom lectures were given, school,
Dem.44, Plu.Per.35, Alex.7, etc.; s. ekhein to keep a school, Arr.Epict. 3.21.11; skholēs hēgeisthai to be master of it, Phld.Acad.Ind.p.92 M., D.H.Amm.1.7.
3. Lat. schola, = skholastērion,
THE METHOD IS DIALOG: NOT PREACHING OPPOSITE LECTION-DIVINA
dialegō , A.pick out, hold converse with, c. dat. pers., “moi tauta philos dielexato thumosIl.11.407
2.
in Philosophy, practise dialectic, elicit conclusions by discussion, ouk erizein alla d.Pl.R.454a, cf. 511c, Tht.167e, etc.

Christian Lectio: 
lectĭo , ōnis, f. lego.
I. A gathering, collecting.
A. In gen. (post-Aug. and rare): “lectio lapidum,Col. 2, 2, 12: “florum,Arn. 5, 173.—*
B. In partic., a picking out, selecting: “judicum,Cic. Phil. 5, 6, 16. —
II. A reading, perusal; a reading out, reading aloud.
that which is read, reading, text, “juris lectiones,passages of the laws,
JUDAS GOATS MARKED BY THE SOP OR PSALLO WORD.

PAUL SEPARATED OR SECTED OUT THE TINY SCHOOL OF SCHOLARS FROM THE MASSES OR ECUMENICAL.
Plēthos  great number, multitude, esp. of people, hōs plēthei for the mass of men, Pl.R.389d.
greater number, the mass, main body, of the popular assembly, to humeteron p., to p. to humeteron,

THE ECUMENICAL SECTARIANS ACCEPT EVERYONE'S MONEY BUT USE THE LEGALIST OR SECTARIAN WORD TO SHUT DOWN DEBATE.

Aristot. Pol. 5.1313b    [1] in fact the close watch upon all things that usually engender the two emotions of pride and confidence, and the prevention of the formation of study-circles and other conferences for debate

And it is a device of tyranny to make the subjects poor, so that a guard [20] may not be kept, and also that the people being busy with their daily affairs may not have leisure to plot against their ruler. Instances of this are the pyramids in Egypt and the votive offerings of the Cypselids, and the building of the temple of Olympian Zeus by the Pisistratidae and of the temples at Samos, works of Polycrates (
        for all these undertakings produce the same effect,
         constant occupation and poverty among the subject people);
        and the levying of taxes, as at Syracuse
(for in the reign of Dionysius the result of taxation used to be that in five years men had contributed the whole of their substance).

Also the tyrant is a stirrer-up of war, with the deliberate purpose of keeping the people busy and also of making them constantly in need of a leader. Also whereas friends are a means of security to royalty, it is a mark of a tyrant to be extremely distrustful of his friends,
ECUMENICAL attempts to promote a WORLD VIEW to attract those OF the World.  Jesus was sent and sent evangelists out to SEEK and save LOST SPIRITS.  They are not OF the World (ecumenical) as Jesus is not OF the World.  Stuffing the pews almost never has the Driven Purpose.  A disciple is washed with water INTO the Word or into the school of Christ.

PAUL'S MARK OF A TRUE MINISTER OF GOD:

The false teachers were hired and defended their greed by claiming that Paul's teachings were not WORTH a wage.  Paul MARKS a true evangelist command to GO and teach only what Christ taught:

2 Cor 6:3 Giving no offence in any thing, that the ministry be not blamed:  
2 Cor 6:4But in all things approving ourselves as the ministers of God,
        in much patience, in afflictions, in necessities, in distresses

Diakonos (g1249) dee-ak'-on-os; prob. from an obs. diako , (to run on errands; comp. 1377; an attendant, i.e. (gen.) a waiter (at table or in other menial duties); spec. a Chr. teacher and pastor (techn. a deacon or deaconess): - deacon, minister, servant
2 Cor 6:5 In stripes, in imprisonments, in tumults, in labours, in watchings, in fastings; 
2 Cor 6:6 By pureness, by knowledge, by longsuffering, by kindness,
        by the Holy Ghost, by love unfeigned,
2 Cor 6:7 By the WORD of truth, by the power of God,
        by the armour of righteousness on the right hand and on the left, 
2 Cor 6:8 By honour and dishonour, by evil report and good report:
        as deceivers, and yet true; 
2 Cor 6:9 As unknown, and yet well known; as dying, and, behold, we live;
        as chastened, and not killed;  
2 Cor 6:10 As sorrowful, yet alway rejoicing; as poor, yet making many rich;
        as having nothing, and yet possessing all things.


PAUL COMMANDS THEM TO SECT OUT THE MERCINARIES:

2Cor. 6:14 Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers:
        for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness?
        and what communion hath light with darkness?
2Cor. 6:15 And what concord hath Christ with Belial?
        or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel?
-Infidel: cannot be reliad on unbelieving, infidel: “Christiani,
-A person who does not comply with the invitation to Baptism is a believeth not:
apistou; not to be trusted, and so: 1. of persons and their acts, not trusty, faithless,
shifty, unreliable,  you do not believe what you say yourself 2. disobedient, disloyal, treacherously
teras  a lying wonder
2Cor. 6:16 And what agreement [as in synagogue] hath the temple of God with idols?
        for ye are the temple of the living God;
        as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them;
        and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.
2Cor. 6:17 Wherefore come out from among them,
        and be ye separate, saith the Lord,
        and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you,

2Cor. 6:18 And will be a Father unto you,
        and ye shall be my sons and daughters,
        saith the Lord Almighty.
Pater —Of the founder of a school: “Zeno, pater Stoicorum,Cic. N. D. 3, 9, 23; “of a teacher, as a source or creator: Isocrates pater eloquentiae,
AGAIN: Many (Ecumenical) are called or invited but few (Sectarian) are elected or called OUT of the World.

Matt 22:14 For many are called, but few are chosen.
14 polloi gar eisin klētoi oligoi de eklektoi.
Polus  Number, many, Intensity, much, mighty,  p. humenaios a loud song,
if she flow with full stream, the many, i.e. the greater number
cithari-zo , a-re, v n., = kitharizô, to play on or strike the cithara, Nep. Epam. 2, 1; Vulg. Apoc. 14, 2.

And I heard a voice from heaven like the sound of many waters and like the sound of loud thunder; the voice I heard was like the sound of harpers playing on their harps, Isa 14:2

Anti-psallô, A.play a stringed instrument in accompaniment of song, a. elegois phorminga  {harp of Apollo, Abaddon, Apollyon's instrument]
 

Epi-psallō, A. play the lyre, S.Fr.60, Poll.4.58(Pass.); “melesi kai rhuthmois” 
                    SING,tous humnousLXX 2 Ma.1.30: Then the priests sang the hymns.

Oligos, later olios (q.v.), of Size, A.little, small, with small, low voice, ew, or of Quantity, little, slightly

FEW Are Eklektoo to be SPARATED i.e.purified LXX Isa 52:11

Isaiah 52:[11] Depart you, depart you, go you out from there, touch no unclean thing;
         go you out of the midst of her; cleanse yourselves,
        you who bear the vessels of Yahweh.


The PARTS or STEPS leading to salvation in Romans 10 is prophesied by Christ in Isaiah after He warns of those who will musically mock Him in Isaiah 50.

Isa 52:7 How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him that bringeth good tidings, that publisheth peace; that bringeth good tidings of good, that publisheth salvation; that saith unto Zion, Thy God reigneth

Rom 10:15 And how shall they preach, except they be SENT? as it is written, How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good thing

Calling on the name is done only at the time and place of baptism. Those who reject baptism call the Spirit of Christ a liar.

Rom 10:16 But they have not all obeyed the gospel. For Esaias saith, Lord, who hath believed our report?

Eph 6:15 And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace;

Isa 52:10 The Lord hath made bare his holy arm in the eyes of all the nations;
        and all the
ends of the earth shall see the salvation of our God.

Most Self-Fueled efforts to make it possible for Jesus to return will never "grow" remotely close to the growth of the population.  While self-will can drag a few into an institution not devoted to being the school of Christ (from the wilderness onward) will reject the command of Jesus to GO and just spread the Word while millions or billions will never hear the invitation.

THE UNIVERSAL ACCUSATION AGAINST CHURCHES OF CHRIST WHO WILL NOT GO INSTRUMENTAL AND ECUMENICAL

A CHURCH OF CHRIST IS A TINY SECTARIAN BODY SECTED OUT OF THE WORLD OR ECUMENICAL PEOPLE
OF THE WORLD.

Richard Beck ACU'S universalists or Ecumenical without knowing the meaning of words: maybe God made him do it.

As I’ve written about before, right now there are two streams in the Churches of Christ,
        a sectarian stream
        and an ecumenical stream.


PROVING THE STRONG DELUSION PROMISE, HE IS STATING THE TRUTH.

The historic Church from the wilderness is called a SECTARIAN quarantine of the godly people for the Civil-Military-Clergy abandoned to worship the starry host including Abaddon or Apollyon with the Jacob-cursed and God-abandoned Levites being the sorcerers (Revelation 18) singing and playing instruments. It is called the SECT they call THE WAY. 

The Scribes and Pharisees were the EVIL sect: Jesus called them hypocrites and Christ in Ezekiel 33 named popular preachers for hiire, singers and instrument players.

The Instrumentalists became a SECTARIAN SPLIT from the historic Church of Christ and the modern heirs have become the ECUMENICAL SECT including any massed multitude separated into a performing "worship ritual."

Alfred T. DeGroot
        (1) Christian UNITY in a new freedom, but also (defined as 'church')
        (2) BUT: a return to the doctrine, ordinances, and discipline of the New Testament church."
                (p. 153) (defined as 'sect')


Gary Holloway Ecumenical: First, [ecumenical] is biblical. “Ecumenical” is from the Greek word oikoumena, which is used 15 times in the New Testament for “the entire inhabited world.” The most interesting passage that relates to the modern meaning is Matthew 24:14: “And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come.”
INHABITED: Late Latin oecumenicus ; from Classical Greek oikoumenikos, of or from the whole world ; from oikoumenē (), the inhabited (world) ; from oikein, to dwell, inhabit ; from oikos:

Dik-ēma 
A.dwelling-place. esp. bed-chamber, temple, shrine, brothel, the kosmos .
Dioik-eōdiōkēsamēnkeep house: hence, generally, control, manage, administer, manage after one's own will and pleasure, managing to make such iniquitous profits, act collusively with ton kosmonId.Phdr.246c;
        kosmos , ho, A. order, kata kosmon in order, duly, shamefully, generally, of things, natural order, ornament, decoration, esp. of women, metaph., of ornaments of speech, such as epithets, to sing sweet songs of praise, world-order, universe, first in Pythagoras, of earth, as opp. heaven, 3. in later Gr., = oikoumenē, the known or inhabited world, 5. houtos ho k. this present world, i.e. earth, OPPOSITE. heaven, Ev.Jo.13.1; regarded as the kingdom of evil, ho arkhōn tou k. toutou ib.12.31.

Kosmo-krator epith. of ouranos, Orph.H.4.3; “Zeus Mitras Hēlios k.
Dam.Pr.131
; hoi k. tou skotous toutou the cosmic rulers of this sinful world,  dentified with Apollon.
Ep.Eph.6.12
; “hoi k. hoi ta hupo selēnēn stoikheia dioikountes
THE MARK of the Kosmos [oikoumena], a Pythagoras dogma silenced in Romans 14.

"...this sect crowned the image of Jesus along with those of Pythagoras, Plato and Aristotle. Further, there were impostors of all varieties: magicians, soothsayers, jugglers, deceivers and hypocrites, 'who appeared using mighty words with a host of unintelligible formulae and taking up with scandalous ceremonies in order to rob men of their money." (Int. Std. Bible Ency., Gnosticism, p. 1246).

ALSO OF THE SECTS SILENCED IN ROMANS 14

"The Orphic creeds were the basis of the Pythagorean brotherhood, which flourished in southern Italy beginning in the 6th century bc. The Pythagoreans were aristocratic fraternities that sometimes had a political scope. Their main achievements, however, lay in the fields of music, geometry, and astronomy. They discovered that these subjects could be explained by numbers and ratios. Combining Orphic eschatology (the study of the last things, especially death and afterlife) with their discoveries, they invested music, geometry, and astronomy with religious values. According to their doctrine, the original home of the soul was in the stars. From there ... (100 of 10,561 words)

"In cultic action music was used in preparation for prophecy. Julius Firmicus Maternus refers to this fact in his remarks on an African cult.

With the air full of flute music,
the priests would put on women's clothing and
then call on the goddess so that,
filled with a wicked spirit, they might
predict the future to foolish men.

"In considering this cultic background it is necessary to understand the

view of music as dispositive to divination,
a view which derives from pagan philosophy.

This opinion resided in the old Pythagorean school, as Cicero notes. The Stoa also recognized the employment of music in the service of divination. According to Stoic teaching, ascesis and listen to music were preparations for the ecstasy which, along with purity of heart and a relationship with God, was considered to be the most favorable condition for prophesying.

The notion which was basic to this conception was closely connected with belief in the purifying power of music. In both instances there was a question of eleminating tensions and obstacles in man which could stand in the way of the infusion of the divine and its revelation. (Quasten, Johannes, pg. 40)

Abaddon-Apollon as leader of the muses (Locusts) was called the WASHER claiming that the music-induced madness purified the soul.

THE DESTINY WITH THE MUSES OR LOCUSTS SEPARATING THE SECTS.


Jesus Whom God made to be both Lord and Christ to make the prophecies more certain.
The Spirit OF Christ speaking through the PROPHETS and APOSTLES but not through kings or Levites.

Matthew 13:38 The field is the world;
        the good seed are the children of the kingdom;
        but the tares are the children of the wicked one;
Matthew 13:39 The enemy that sowed them is the devil;
        the harvest is the end of the world;
        and the reapers are the angels.
Matthew 13:40 As therefore the tares are gathered
        and burned in the fire
;
        so shall it be in the end of this world.
Matthew 13:49 So shall it be at the end of the world:
        the angels shall come forth,
        and sever the wicked from among the just,

This is the baptism in WIND and FIRE.
And his breath [SPIRIT], as rushing water in a valley, reach reach as far as the neck, and be divided, to confound the nations for their vain error; error also shall pursue them and overtake them. Isaiah 30:28 LXX
    Must ye always rejoice, and go into my holy places continually, as they that keep a feast? and must ye go with a pipe, as those that rejoice into the mountain of the Lord, to the God of Israel Isaiah 30:29 LXX
    and the Lord shall make his glorious voice to be heard and the wrath of his arm, to make a display with wrath and anger and devouring flame: he shall lighten terribly, and his wrath shall be as water and violent hail. Isaiah 30:30 LXX
     For by the voice of the Lord the Assyrians shall be overcome, even by the stroke where with he shall smite them. Isaiah 30:31 LXX
    And it shall happen to him from every side, that they from whom their hope of assistance was, in which he trusted, themselves shall war against him in turn with drums and with harp. Isaiah 30:32 LXX
     For thou shalt be required before thy time: has it been prepared for thee also to reign? nay, God has prepared for thee a deep trench, wood piled fire and much wood: the wrath of the Lord shall be as a trench kindled with sulphur. Isaiah 30:33 LXX


Matthew 22:13 Then said the king to the servants,
Bind him hand and foot, and take him away, and cast him into outer darkness; where there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
Mark 16:16... but he that believeth [will not comply] not shall be damned.

 

Matthew 22:14 For many are called, but few are chosen. [OUT of the  Oikoumen- not INTO] Mark 16:20 And they went forth, and preached everywhere, the Lord working with them, and confirming the word with signs following. Amen.



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