Blasphemy Against the Holy Spirit--the Word of God, Logos, Regulative Principle
John writes that Antichrist denies the one god the FATHER and one SON Jesus Christ

Blasphemy: Claiming the Baptism of The Holy Spirit. North Boulevard Church of Christ East and West.
The Baptism (overwhelming) of HOLY SPIRIT (No 'the') was promised only to the Apostles in the upper room.  The WIND was the Returned Jesus as Holy Spirit breathing which always produces words: WORD or Logos, the Regulative Principle which outlaws any role other than PREACHING the word by READING the Word in the ONCE A WEEK Day of REST which defines SCHOOL as the way to refresh the HUMAN spirit.

 The Baptism of Fire is reserved for the Viper Race (serpents) including Scribes and Pharisees: Speaking your own Words, singing, playing instruments, drama or anything beyond REST which means A School (only) of Christ (only).

The Abomination of Desolation: first defined as the instrumental-trinitarian worship at Mount Sinai.

Highland Church of Christ Instrumental Music

In fact, Revelation is parallel to Amos 8: when you HEAR the self-speakers, Muses and Instrument players it is the sound of God removing the "lamps" or the seven spirits OF Christ.

The Spirit OF Christ defined the reign of Messiah both inclusively and exclusively: first the Jewish system had to be put down. They had a covenant with death and hell and the Jacob-cursed and God-abandoned levites were Sorcerers with Instruments.  This was Christ's Prophet Type which needed to be fulfilled at the end of the "6th day" of symbolic destruction of Death and Hell which speaks of Abaddon or Apollyon as the Prince Over the Muses or musical worship team. 

The Highland Church of Christ Staff has been courted by the NACC as a repeating cycle of the 1890-2000 attack against those who would not join the Organ and Society party.  Paul says that heresy or sectarianism or deliberate sowing of discord MUST happen and the Y2K has been the most virulent and false teacher cycle.


Jeremiah 15:18 Why is my pain perpetual, and my wound incurable, which refuseth to be healed? wilt thou be altogether unto me as a liar, and as waters that fail?

Jer 15:16 Thy words were found,
and I did eat them; and
thy word was unto me the joy
sermo prose as opposed to poetry, verba inculcantes   to impress
translation of logos,

Eph. 5:17 Wherefore be ye not unwise,
      but understanding what the will of the Lord is.
Eph. 5:19 Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, lŏquor tone of conversation
, Vulg. Joan. 1, 1; id. 1 Joan. 5, 7; id. Apoc. 19, 13. [Opposite of poetry or music]

and rejoicing [ludo]
of mine heart: [Cor, Corde
singing and making melody
      in your heart to the Lord;
for I am called by thy name,

O Lord God
of hosts.
Eph. 5:20 Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father
in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ
Jer 15:17 I sat not
in the assembly [to procure favor]
of the mockers, [
to play on an instrument of music, to make or compose music or song:]
nor rejoiced; [boast, take glory]
Eph. 5:6 Let no man deceive you with vain words:

for because of these things cometh the
wrath [orgy] of God upon the children of disobedience.

Eph. 5:7 Be not ye therefore
partakers with them.
I sat alone because of thy hand:
for thou hast filled me with indignation.
Eph. 5:8 For ye were sometimes darkness, but now are ye light in the Lord: walk as children of light:
Jeremiah 15:18 Why is my pain perpetual, and my wound incurable, [plaga]

which refuseth to be healed? wilt thou be altogether unto me as a liar,

lie, untruth, falsehood, a fable, fiction opposite historic truth Poet a maker, contriver, trickster, scenā performer  oratores  versĭfĭcātor ,

and as waters that fail?

, faithlessly, perfidiously, infidel, NOT Christiani,
Eph. 5:9 (For the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness and righteousness and truth;)
Ephesians 5:10 Proving
[inspect, judge] what is acceptable unto the Lord.
Ephesians 5:11 And have no fellowship
with the unfruitful works [cultūra , 2. Of religious worship]
of darkness, [tĕnē^brae  “occultare et dissimulare appetitum voluptatis,măgus carmen [music] artes [craftsman]

but rather reprove them.
Rĕd-argŭo  to disprove, refute, confute, contradict

Ephesians 5:12 For it is a shame
turpis  effeminato viro? -lĭgo to bind to external things
even to speak of those things which are done of them in secret. occŭlo
The Church of the Mockers:-Concilium    Sullogue  Ecclesia

Mockers -Ludo  A. To sport, play with any thing, to practise as a pastime, amuse one's self with any thing: erg. E. 6, 1.—Esp., to play on an instrument of music, to make or compose music or song: “ludere quae vellem calamo [flute]quod tenerae cantent, lusit tua musa, puellae,” “carmina pastorum,”  B. To sport, dally, wanton (cf. "amorous play, bibi, lusi, “lusisti satis, edisti satis, atque bibisti,” 

   -Ludus lūdĭus A stageplayer, pantomimist: barbari,”  spectator, sed actor pulsat humum,Ov. A. A. 1, 112: “triviales ex Circo ludios interponebat,Suet. Aug. 74; cf. ludio.—Ludĭus , ĭi, m. ludus. 2. Stage-plays Dionysius Corinthi dicitur ludum aperuisse,id. Fam. 9, 18,

BRANDON SCOTT THOMAS has been a major AGENT in restoring the MOCKING OF JESUS as the Levites did up to the Old Rugged Cross.  Fittingly, his is the ZOE GROUP.  Zoe is Eve or Venus or Lucifer who was in the garden of Eden as the "singing and harp-playing prostitute."

Paul warned about Eve and Jesus said that truth had been hidden from the clergy from the foundation of the World.  Paul said that Eve was WHOLLY SEDUCED in asexual sense.  Cain was OF THAT WICKED ONE and Jubal handled musical instruments meaning in a sexual sense and without authority.

Hyppolytus Book V Satan Worship The Naasseni: Mystery of the "Great Mother; "  See The Hypostasis of the Archons

They rashly assume in this manner, that  whatsoever things have been said and done by all men, (may be made to harmonize) with their own particular mental view, alleging that ALL things become spiritual. Whence likewise they assert, that those exhibiting themselves in theatres,not even these say or do anything without premeditation.

Therefore, he says, when, on the people assembling in the theatres, any one enters clad in a remarkable robe, carrying a harp and playing a tune (upon it, accompanying it) with a song of the great mysteries, he speaks as follows, not knowing what he says:
"Whether (thou art) the race of Saturn (Satans) or happy Jupiter, or mighty Rhea (ZOE, Eve), Hail, Attis, gloomy mutilation of Rhea. Assyrians style thee thrice-longed-for Adonis, and the whole of Egypt (calls thee) Osiris, celestial horn of the moon; [The bull, Apis, at Sinai] Greeks denominate (thee) Wisdom; Samothracians, venerable Adam; Haemonians, Corybas; and them Phrygians (name thee) at one time Papa, at another time Corpse, or God, or Fruitless, or Aipolos, or green Ear of Corn that has been reaped, or whom the very fertile Amygdalus produced-a man, a musician."
This, he says, is multiform Attis, whom while they celebrate in a hymn, they utter these words:
"I will hymn Attis, son of Rhea, not with the buzzing sounds of trumpets, or of Idaean pipers, which accord with (the voices of) the Curetes; but I will mingle (my song) with Apollo's music of harps, evoe, evan, ' inasmuch as thou art Pan, as thou art Bacchus, as thou art shepherd of brilliant stars."
On account of these and such like reasons, these constantly attend the mysteries called those of the "Great Mother,"supposing especially that they behold by means of the ceremonies performed there the entire mystery. [Moved into the presence of the gods with music]

For these have nothing more than the ceremonies that are performed there, except that they are not emasculated:they merely complete the work of the emasculated.

For with the utmost severity and vigilance they enjoin (on their votaries) to abstain, as if they were emasculated, from intercourse with a woman. The rest, however, of the proceeding (observed in these mysteries), as we have declared at some length, (they follow) just as (if they were) emasculated persons.
        And they do not worship any other object but Naas, (from thence) being styled Naasseni.
But Naas is the serpent from whom, i.e., from the word Naas, (the Naassene) says, are all that under heaven are denominated temples (Naos).  And (he states) that to him alone-that is, Naas-is dedicated every shrine and every initiatory rite, and every mystery; and, in general,  that a religious ceremony could not be discovered under heaven, in which a temple (Naos) has no existence; and in the temple itself is Naas, from whom it has received its denomination of temple (Naos)
Eve is mentioned only twice in the New Testament and because Jesus spoke in parables to HIDE the truth from the WISE (sophists=rhetoricians, singers, musicians, actors).  Moses was writing an INVERTED version of Babylon Myths AFTER the nation fell from grace BECAUSE of instrumental idolatry at Mount Sinai.  Therefore, those who mock Paul do not understand that Paul knew all about Eve and scholars know nothing. While not necessarily true, Paul understood that women especially looked to EVE (Zoe, Mary) as THEIR Mediatrix.
The serpents, however, of the magicians-(that is,) the gods of destruction-withstood the power of Moses in Egypt, but the rod of Moses reduced them all to subjection and slew them. This universal serpent is, he says, the wise discourse of Eve. This, he says, is the mystery of Edem, this the river of Edem;
this the mark that was set upon Cain,
that any one who findeth him might not kill him. This, he says, is Cain, [Gen. iv. 15] whose sacrifice [Gen. iv. 5. ] the god of this world did not accept.

Theophilus to Autolycus 

This Eve, on account of her having been in the beginning deceived by the serpent, and become the author of sin, the wicked demon, who also is called Satan, who then spoke to her through the serpent, and who works even to this day in those men that are possessed by him, invokes as Eve.58 And he is called "demon" and "dragon," on account of his revolting from God. For at first he was an angel. And concerning his history there is a great deal to be said; wherefore I at present omit the relation of it, for I have also given an account of him in another place.

58 Referring to the bacchanalian orgies [WRATH] in which " Eva " was shouted, and which the Fathers professed to believe was an unintentional invocation of Eve, the authoress of all sin.

The word "abomination" is also key to understanding the context. In Hebrew, the word "to 'evah," (abomination) is almost invariably linked to idolatry. In the passages from which both verses are taken, God tells Moses to tell the people not to follow the idolatrous practices of the people around them, people who sacrificed their children to Molech, or who masturbated into the fire to offer their semen to Molech, for example. Chapter 20 starts off with the same warning.

"To 'evah" also means "something which is ritually unclean."

But also, concerning music, some have fabled that Apollo [Abaddon, Apollyon]  was the inventor, and others say that Orpheus discovered the art of music from the sweet voices of the birds. Their story is shown to be empty and vain, for these inventors lived many years after the flood. And what relates to Noah, who is called by some Deucalion, has been explained by us in the book before mentioned, and which, if you wish it, you are at liberty to read.

Apollo, Abaddon or Apollyon is the Leaders of the Muses who seem to have been UNLEASHED from the PIT at the right time.  As LOCUSTS their job is to DRIVE OUT the godly members of Highland Church of Christ and HOLD CAPTIVE those with the MARK of the BEAST (A sudden New Style of worship music and drama)

The end time self-preachers, singers and instrument players are called SORCERERS: this is the same word that identified the Babylonian mother of Harlots who uses "lusted after fruits."  John said that they HAD deceived the whole world and finally they will be cast alive into the lake of Fire.  All of the instrumental passages speak of BURNING.


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 [the enemy of God's people at Jerusalem and a church near you..] 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


Isaiah 14:9 Hell from beneath is moved for thee to meet thee at thy coming:
        it stirreth up the dead for thee, even all the chief ones of the earth;
        it hath raised up from their thrones all the kings of the nations. [Senior pastor persons]
Isaiah 14:10 All they shall speak and say unto thee, Art thou also become weak as we? art thou become like unto us?
Isaiah 14:11 Thy pomp is brought down to the grave,
         and the noise of thy viols: the worm is spread under thee, and the maggots cover thee.

-sublīmis , B. In partic., of language, lofty, elevated, sublime (freq. in Quint.): “sublimia carmina,Juv. 7, 28: “verbum,Quint. 8, 3, 18:

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).
5. A magic formula, an incantation:
6. On account of the very ancient practice of composing forms of religion and law in Saturnian verse, also a formula in religion or law, a form:
barbaricum,id. M. 11, 163.—With allusion to playing on the cithara:
    Apollinem) concordant carmina nervis,
    APOLLO and since he communicated oracles in verse, god of poetry and music,
           presiding over the Muses
-infernus , a, um, adj. infer,
I. lower, that which lies beneath (mostly poet. and postAug.)

superbia 2.  Conceit, vanity: “legatos, velut ad ludibrium stolidae superbiae in senatum vocatos esse,Liv. 45, 3, 3.—

lūdī^brĭum , ii, n. ludus “et vultus et vox ludibrio sun
Voxinclinata ululantique voce canere,theatrum ita resonans,
Lūdo I.  Lit., to play, play at a game of some kind
B. To play, sport, frisk, frolic: “dum se exornat, nos volo Ludere inter nos,have some fun,
A. To sport, play with any thing, to practise as a pastime, amuse one's self with any thing
Especially, to play on an instrument of music, to make or compose music or song:

ludere quae vellem calamo permisit agresti,Verg. E. 1, 10

A. vŏlo Self Will expressing any exercise of volition, and corresponding,
(g). Transf., of things: fabula quae posci vult et spectata reponi, a comedy which wishes (i. e. is meant) to be in demand, etc., Hor. A. P. 190:    
Of the wishes of those that have a right to command, the gods, masters, parents, commanders, etc., I want, wish, will, am resolved, it is my will:
B. Călămus , A. For objects made of reeds 2. A reed-pipe, reed (cf. Lucr. 5, 1380 sq arrow, fishing rod.
C. per-mitto , a. To send away, b. To let fly, cast
D. ā^grestis A. Rustic, in opp. to the refined citizen (urbanus, as agrios is opp. to asteios), boorish, clownish, rude, uncultivated, coarse, wild, savage, barbarous, of persons and things: Mūsa , ae, f., = Mousa, I. a muse, one of the goddesses of poetry, music, and the other liberal arts. in a plainer, clearer manner, without too much refinement,
Verg. A. 1.8
O Muse, the causes tell! What sacrilege,
or vengeful sorrow, moved the heavenly Queen
to thrust on dangers dark and endless toil
a man whose largest honor in men's eyes
was serving Heaven? Can gods such anger feel?

Isaiah 14:12 How art thou fallen from heaven,
        O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations!

Lucifer can use music to Lead you into the Presence of God: Jesus died to be the ONLY mediator.

Isaiah 14:13 For thou hast said in thine heart,
        I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God:
        I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north:
Isaiah 14:14 I will ascend above the heights of the clouds;
        I will be like the most High.
Isaiah 14:15 Yet thou shalt be brought down to hell, to the sides of the pit.

Amos 5:23 Take thou away from me the noise of thy songs; for I will not hear the melody of thy viols.

Brandon Scott Thomas: If you are interested in participating in this ministry as a praise team singer, choir member, instrumentalist, actor, reader, artist, or in any other creative way, please contact Brandon Scott Thomas at for ways to get involved.

The LOGOS is the WORD of God or the REGULATIVE PRINCIPLE which the Highland Preachers and ACU have been mocking in preparation for the battle: an Organ or musical instrument is a machine for doing hard work mostly in making war and in creating the shock and awe of the Scribes and Pharisees Jesus called HYPOCRITES.  In Ezekiel 33 Christ defined the hypocrites as Preachers, singers and instrument players. The MARK was that of the CORRUPTER or people who Sell Learning at retail.  The meaning of people who sell the free water of the Word are called PROSTITUTES because they disobey the command to PREACH the Word by READING the Word for comfort and doctrine.

Brandon Scott Thomas: Worship is contagious. When it breaks out, none of us are in the spotlight…there is only one audience and that is God. Our goal is to lift up the name of Jesus…to make ourselves less so that He may increase! Our teams pray for YOU each week, in heartfelt ways, to be drawn by the Spirit into deep worship each time we gather.

This is what Paul called WRATH or ORGY when both men and women are not SILENT so that "everyone might be saved and come to a knowledge of the TRUTH."  Any concept of music in the School of Christ set up for Students (only) of Christ (only) through the prophets and apostles is ANTI-TRUTH.  It is a LIE and what is being proposed is THE meaning of the performance of LYING WONDERS to prevent those who have fallen from ever repenting.

Amos 8:1 THUS hath the Lord God shewed unto me: and behold a basket of summer fruit.

A basket:

Keluwb (h3619) kel-oob'; from the same as 3611; a bird-trap (as furnished with a clap-stick or treadle to spring it); hence a basket (as resembling a wicker cage): - basket, cage.

As a cage is full of birds, so are their houses full of deceit: therefore they are become great, and waxen rich. Je.5:27

Keleb (h3611) keh'leb; from an unused root mean. to yelp, or else to attack; a dog; hence (by euphemism) a male prostitute: - dog.

For dogs have compassed me: the assembly [multitude, swarm] of the wicked have inclosed me: they pierced my hands and my feet. Ps.22:16

Yea, they are greedy dogs which can never have enough, and they are shepherds that cannot understand: they all look to their own way, every one for his gain, from his quarter. Is.56:11

And I will appoint over them four kinds, saith the Lord: the sword to slay, and the dogs to tear, and the fowls of the heaven, and the beasts of the earth, to devour and destroy. Je.15:3

Amos 8:2  And he said, Amos, what seest thou? And I said, A basket of summer fruit. Then said the LORD unto me, The end is come upon my people of Israel; I will not again pass by them any more.
Aristophanes Archarnians
Peace, profane men! Let the basket-bearer come forward, and thou Xanthias, hold the phallus well upright.
  1. The maiden who carried the basket filled with fruits at the Dionysia in honour of Bacchus.
    kanēphoros: [pherô] carrying a basket:-- Kanêphoroi, hai, Basket-bearers, at Athens, maidens who carried on their heads baskets containing the sacred things used at the feasts of Demeter, Bacchus and Athena, Ar. title of priestess,k. theas Artemidos
  2. The emblem of the fecundity of nature; it consisted of a representation, generally grotesquely exaggerated, of the male genital organs; the phallophori crowned with violets and ivy and their faces shaded with green foliage, sang improvised airs, call `Phallics,' full of obscenity and suggestive `double entendres.'
        Xanthias, walk behind the basket-bearer and hold the phallus well erect; I will follow, singing the Phallic hymn; thou, wife, look on from the top of the terrace.Forward!

Oh, Phales, [god of generation, worshipped in the form of a phallus]  companion of the orgies of Bacchus, night reveller, god of adultery, friend of young men, these past six years I have not been able to invoke thee.

Here is a man truly happy. See how everything succeeds to his wish. Peacefully seated in his market, he will earn his living; ....without being accosted on the public place by any importunate fellow,

neither by Cratinus, shaven in the fashion of the debauchees, nor by this musician, who plagues us with his silly improvisations, Artemo, with his arm-pits stinking as foul as a goat, like his father before him. You will not be the butt of the villainous Pauson's jeers, nor of Lysistratus, the disgrace of the Cholargian deme, who is the incarnation of all the vices, and endures cold and hunger more than thirty days in the month.

A BOEOTIAN By Heracles! my shoulder is quite black and blue. Ismenias, put the penny-royal down there very gently, and all of you, musicians from Thebes, pipe with your bone flutes 

Amos 8:3 And the songs of the temple shall be howlings in that day
        saith the Lord GOD: there shall be many dead bodies in every place;
        they shall cast them forth with silence.

Amos 8:4 Hear this, O ye that swallow up the needy, even to make the poor of the land to fail,

Amos 8:5 Saying, When will the new moon be gone, that we may sell corn?  and the sabbath, that we may set forth wheat, making the ephah small, and the shekel great,  and falsifying the balances by deceit?

Amos 8:9 And it shall come to pass in that day, saith the Lord GOD,
        that I will cause the sun to go down at noon,
        and I will darken the earth in the clear day:

Amos 8:10 And I will turn your feasts into mourning, and all your songs into lamentation; and I will bring up sackcloth upon all loins, and baldness upon every head;  and I will make it as the mourning of an only son, and the end thereof as a bitter day.


Iamblichus They accordingly not only turn aside from evil action, but through the words, it is manifest in its forms and changes the impulse to a contrary direction. 6

6. These opinions were anciently entertained, the universe itself being regarded not as a fabric but as a birth, a creation or genesis, and evolution. But the philosophers generally disapproved of the doleful rites and immodest speech. Plutarch enumerates the various practices, such as the eating of raw flesh, the days of fasting and mourning for the slain divinity, (Matthew XI, 16; Amos VIII, 10) and the uttering of filthy and unseemly language. He explains that they were "not in honor of the gods, but rather to avert, mollify and appease the wrath of evil dæmons." The Emperor Julian, however, forbade the using of words that should not be spoken or heard.


Those who are Purpose Driven to infiltrate and divert Word-Schools into "performance theaters" KNOW the facts and gloat about it. However, if you have not taken the MARK of the BEAST (a net style of music and drama: Satyric Drama defines an effeminate worship team)

Isaiah 3:4 And I will give children to be their princes, and babes shall rule over them.

Isaiah 3:4 et dabo pueros principes eorum et effeminati dominabuntur eis
        dominabuntur Ruler,  MARK Women or the Effeminate as  oratio,
        MARK Women or effeminate who are consilium the person who forms the purpose, 
        MARK Women or the effeminate who Teach Over  aedĭfĭco  in
            a religious sense, to build up, instruct, edify.

Isaiah 3:12 As for my people, children are their oppressors, and women rule over them.
        O my people, they that lead thee cause thee to err, and destroy the way of thy paths.

mŭlĭer as a term of reproach, a woman, i. e. a coward, poltroon: arbĭtror to make a decision, give judgment or sentence: OR mŭlĭĕro, to make womanish, render effeminate

Boys: -Effemino 
II. Trop., to make womanish, effeminate, to enervate: “fortitudinis praecepta
illa elocutio res ipsas effeminat,Quint. 8 prooëm. § 20.
A. Womanish, effeminate (cf.: “mollis, luxuriosus, dissolutus): ne quid effeminatum aut molle sit,Cic. Off. 1, 35, 129; cf. id. Tusc. 4, 30: “intolerabile est servire impuro, impudico, effeminato,  “furialis illa vox, religiosis altaribus effeminata,Cic. Planc. 35, 86B. In mal. part., that submits to unnatural lust: “pathicus,Suet. Aug. 68;
Cic. Planc. 35.86 When no one knew what were the feelings of those men who by means of their armies, and their arms, and their riches, were the most powerful men in the state, then that voice,
        rendered insane
by its infamous debaucheries,

        made effeminate by its attendance on holy altars,
                 kept crying out [carmen] in a most ferocious manner
                 that both these men
                 and the consuls were acting in concert with him.
Needy men were armed against the rich,  abandoned men against the good, slaves against their masters.
--rĕlĭgĭōsus Eccl. Lat., of or belonging to the clergy, clerical (opp. saecularis)

--per-sŏno    A. To sound through and through, to resound: “cum domus cantu et cymbalis personaret,Cic. Pis. 10, 22: “ut cotidiano cantu vocum et nervorum et tibiarum nocturnisque conviviis tota vicinitas personet,
A.  To fill with sound or noise, to make resound
B.  To make a sound on a musical instrument, to sound, play: “citharā Iopas Personat,Verg. A. 1, 741: cymbalis,Vulg. 1 Par. 16, 5: buccinis, id. Jos. 6, 13.—
C. To sound or blow upon an instrument (post-class.): “personavit classicum,gave the signal for attack,
        Histrio, stage-player, actor, mimus, II. Transf., a boaster:
histrionis est parvam rem attollere,

                ragoediarum histrionis,  Hilarus comoediarum histrio,
        Scaena, 1. Of a place like a scene of a theatre Verg. A. 1, 164.—, display of eloquence.

Brandon Scott Thomas invented the ZOE group which used the ACappella term pretending to be vocal only.  A cappella identifies the Popes castrated worship team singing FALSETTO or organum meaning after the Pipe Organ.  Eve or Zoe was called the Boeast or female instructing principle: her goal was to defeat the LOGOS or the Word of God.  She unleashes the Locusts (Muses) leend by Apollo, Abaddon or Apollyon who is the Leader of the Muses.

Revelation 17:7 And the angel said unto me, Wherefore didst thou marvel?
         I will tell thee the mystery of the woman,
        and of the beast that carrieth her, which hath the seven heads and ten horns.
Revelation 17:8 The beast that thou sawest was, and is not;
        and shall ascend out of the bottomless pit, and go into perdition:
        and they that dwell on the earth shall wonder,
        whose names were not written in the book of life from the foundation of the world,
        when they behold the beast that was, and is not, and yet is.

The BEAST is an unleashed New Style of Music or Drama: that's so those with A holy spirit able to read BLACK text on BROWN paper can flee Babylon and not  look back.
thērion , to (in form Dim. of thēr),  A. wild animal, esp. of such as are hunted, mala gar mega thērion ēen, of a stag, Od.10.171, 180 (never in Il.); in Trag. only in Satyric drama

sikinn-i^s si^, or siki_nis (E.Cyc.37), idos,
A. SikinninD.H.7.72:—Sicinnis, a dance of Satyrs used in the Satyric drama, S.Fr.772, E. l.c., D.H. l.c., Luc.Salt.22: named from its inventor Sicinnus, Ath.1.20e, cf. Scamon 1; or from Sicinnis, a nymph of Cybele, although originally danced in honour of Sabazios, Arr.Fr.106J.— Also written Sikinnon , to/, Suid.; Sikinna ,
Sa^bazios , ho, (Sabos) a Phrygian deity, whose mysteries resembled the teletai of Dionysus, Thphr.Char.27.8 (but Sabadion [acc.] ib.16.4, cf. Dessau Inscr.Lat.Sel.2189), Nymphis 11; hence afterwards taken as a name of Dionysus himself, Ar.V.9, Av.875, Lys.388; A.theō Sabaziō pagkoiranōCIG3791 (Bithynia), cf. IG12(5).27 (Sicinus); “Di Sabaziō
Cybele or Kubebes: CII. Kubêbês. The ‘Great Mother’ goddess of the Phrygians worshipped at Pessinus, the mêtêr Dindumênê of i. 80. 1. For the Anatolian ‘Great Mother’ cf. App. I. 2, Frazer, G. B. iv, Bk. II, Attis, &c.; Ramsay, in Hastings' Bible Dictionary, extra vol., p. 120 f. The Atys myth which involved her cult is connected with Sardis by H.'s story of the son of Croesus (i. 34. 2 n.). The Great Mother was worshipped at Athens in the days of Sophocles (Phil. 391), and identified by the Greeks with Rhea, mother of the gods (cf. iv. 76; Strabo 469), with Aphrodite, with Demeter, and with Artemis as the lady of the wild woods. But here she is regarded as a foreign goddess.
She is the facilitator or organon a musical instrument of Rhea (Eve, or Zoe)
III. as a term of reproach, beast, creature, , cf. Eq.273; kolaki, deinō thēriōPl.Phdr.240b;
Deilos cowardly, vile, worthless, lowborn, mean

Plat. Phaedrus 240b has mingled with most of them some temporary pleasure; so, for instance, a flatterer is a horrid creature and does great harm, yet Nature has combined with him a kind of pleasure that is not without charm, and one might find fault with a courtesan as an injurious thing, and there are many other such creatures and practices which are yet for the time being very pleasant; but a lover is not only harmful to his beloved.
hēdonē , Dor. hadona to speak so as to please another, “dēmēgoreinD.4.38; “ou pros . hoi ēn ta aggellomenaHdt.3.126; 3. Pl., desires after pleasure, pleasant lusts, X.Mem.1.2.23, Ep.Tit.3.3, al.
Kolax ,  [Philippians 3 Dogs or Catamites]  A. flatterer, fawner, Ar.Pax756, Lys.28.4, Pl.Phdr. 240b, etc.; “tukhēs kolakes” ; parasite D.L.6.4.
 2.   Att. goēs, Moer. p.113 P.
II.  lisping pronunciation of korax, Ar.V.45.
amous-os , on,  A. without song, of fishes, Emp. 74; but usu. without the Muses, i.e. without taste or refinement, rude, E.Ion526, Ar.V.1074; “a. kai aphilosophosPl.Sph.259e; a. hēdonē, hamartēmata, gross pleasure, faults, Pl.Phdr.240b, Lg.863c; a. esti, c. inf., it is incongruous, Ar.Th.159; tōn Leibēthriōn amousoteros, PROVERB. for lowest degree of mental cultivation, Zen.1.79: Sup., “glōtta -otatēAgath.2.28. Adv. “-ōsPl.Hp.Ma.292c.
II. of persons, unmusical, Id.Sph.253b, al.
2. of sounds, unmusical, discordant,amous' hulakteinE.Alc.760; “amousotatai ōdaiPh.807, etc. Adv. “-ōsJul.Or.8.247d.
Goēs , ētos, ho, A. sorcerer, wizard epōdos Ludias apo khthonosE.Ba.234
2. juggler, cheat, “deinos g. kai pharmakeus kai sophistēs Pl.Smp.203d; “deinon kai g. kai sophistēn . . onomazōnD.18.276; “apistos g. ponērosId.19.109; “magos kai g

Sophis-tēs , ou, ho, A. master of one's craft, adept, expert, of diviners, with modal words added, “hoi s. tōn hierōnmelōn [MELODY IN THE HOLY PLACE]
3. later of the rhētores, Professors of Rhetoric, and prose writers of the Empire, such as Philostratus and Libanius, Suid.; “Apollōnidē sophistē [Abaddon, Apollyon]

identifies the speakers, singers and instrument players in Revelation 18: John called them sorcerers and says they will be (are) cast alive into the lake of fire.
 “ mousikē aei ti kainon thērion tiktei” 

mousikê aei ti kainon thêrion tiktei
Mousikos, musical, agônes m. kai gumnikoi  choroi te kai agônes ta mousika music,  

II. of persons, skilled in musickuknos [minstrel]  kai alla zôia; peri aulous - professional musicians, mousikos kai melôn poêtês, use with singing, skilled in speaking before a mob. Melody

B. aei always
C. kainos , esp. of new dramas, the representation of the new tragedies,  (Aphrodisias dedicated to Aphrodite (ZOE); comedy, sexual love, pleasure, a woman's form of oath, Aster or Venus or ZOE Lucifer
D. Therion
E. Tikto mostly of the mother  of Rhea one of the zoogonic or vivific principles

Sunestiōmenon, of woman   Sunesti^-aō , A. help to entertain, AP4.3.24 (Agath.):—Pass., live or feast along with or together, Lys.Fr.53.2, Is.3.70, D.19.190, etc.; [theois] Plu.2.121f; “meta tinōnIG22.1214

2 Peter 2:12 But these, as natural brute beasts, [Zoon, Zao, Zoe căprīlis , e, of or pertaining to the goat: “semen, i. e. capellae,
          made to be taken and destroyed,
          speak evil of the things that they understand not;
          and shall utterly perish in their own corruption;

X.Mem.1.6.13  Xen. Mem. 1.6.13

To this Socrates replied: “Antiphon, it is common opinion among us
        in regard to beauty and wisdom
                that there is an honourable
                and a shameful way of bestowing them.
        For to offer one's beauty for money to all comers is called prostitution;

        But we think it virtuous to become friendly with
              a lover who is known to be a man of honour.

        So is it with wisdom. Those who offer it to all comers for money
               are known as sophists, prostitutors of wisdom

        But we think that he who makes a friend of one whom he knows to be gifted
               by nature, and teaches him all the good he can,

               fulfils the duty of a citizen and a gentleman.

Sophis-tēs , ou, o(, A. master of one's craft, adept, expert, of diviners, Hdt.2.49; of poets, “meletan sophistais prosbalonPi.I.5(4).28, cf. Cratin.2; of musicians, “sophistēs . . parapaiōn khelunA.Fr.314, cf. Eup.447, Pl.Com. 140; sophistē Thrēki (sc. Thamyris) E.Rh.924, cf. Ath.14.632c: with modal words added, “hoi s. tōn hierōn melōn[melody in the holy place--a death sentence for any Levite]


Nothing Christian is for sale and nothing for sale is Christian.

HO, every one that thirsteth,
        come ye to the waters,
        and he that hath no money;
        come ye, buy, and eat; yea,
        come, buy wine and milk WITHOUT MONEY
        and WITHOUT PRICE. Isa 55:1

2 Cor. 2:17 For we are not as many,
............ which corrupt the word of God:
............ but as of sincerity, but as of God,
............ in the sight of God speak we in Christ.

kapēl-euō,  A. to be a retail-dealer, drive a petty trade Hdt. 3.89  ta mathēmata sell learning by retail, hawk it about, Pl. Prt.313d , 2 Cor. 2:17, of prostitutes,
Plat. Prot. 313d  For among the provisions, you know, in which these men deal, not only are they themselves ignorant what is good or bad for the body, since in selling they commend them all, but the people who buy from them are so too, unless one happens to be a trainer or a doctor. And in the same way, those who take their doctrines the round of our cities, hawking them about to any odd purchaser who desires them, commend everything that they sell, and there may well be some of these too, my good sir, who are ignorant which of their wares is

good or bad for the soul; and in just the same case are the people who buy from them, unless one happens to have a doctor's knowledge here also, but of the soul. So then, if you are well informed as to what is good or bad among these wares, it will be safe for you to buy doctrines from Protagoras or from anyone else you please: but if not, take care, my dear fellow, that you do not risk your greatest treasure on a toss of the dice.

Cyrus was told how to NEUTER captives to keep them under control. Power grabbing preachers who want to be MASTERS (Authoratative Teachers) have KEEPING THEM UNDER CONTROL is absolutely necessary less they grasp that Jesus died to pry the burden laders off our backs: the Laded Burdens are types of repeating songs which perform the act of WITCHCRAFT with a boiling pot of frog yes.

Grant, then, forgiveness to the Lydians, and to make sure of their never rebelling against thee, or alarming thee more,
send and forbid them to keep any weapons of war,
        Command them
to wear tunics under their cloaks,
        and to put buskins upon their legs,

        and make them bring up their sons to cithern-playing (Kitharizein),
singing (psallein),
        and shop-keeping (Hucksterism). [Corrupting the Word]
So wilt thou soon see them become WOMEN instead of men,
and there will be no more fear of their revolting from thee."

Any kind of performing music when Jesus told us to SPEAK that which is written INTENDS to bring glory and more "Authority" to THE Alpah Malel.

-[4] Ludoisi de sungnômên echôn tade autoisi epitaxon, hôs mête aposteôsi mête deinoi toi eôsi: apeipe men sphi pempsas hopla arêia mê ektêsthai, keleue de spheas kithônas -[khiton  David's garment] te hupodunein toisi heimasi kai kothornous hupodeesthai, proeipe d' autoisi -kitharizein te kai psallein kai kapêleuein [prostitutes, petty trade, playing tricks, corrupting] paideuein tous paidas. kai tacheôs spheas ô basileu gunaikas ant' andrôn opseai gegonotas, hôste ouden deinoi toi esontai mê aposteôsi."

The word kitharizo means to PLAY THE CITHARA and does not include singing.

-Kitharizô 1 [kitharis] to play the cithara, phormingi [Apollo, Abaddon, Apollyon] kitharize Il., Hes.; lurêi eraton kitharizôn Hhymn. (so that there can have been no great difference between the kithara, lura, and phorminx ); kitharizein ouk epistatai, of an uneducated person,

-Kithar-isis , eôs, hê, playing on the cithara, Pl.Prt.325e; k. psilê, i.e. without the voice, Id.Lg.669e, cf. Pae.Delph.15; aulêsis kai k. Phld.Mus.p.23 K.

The PSALLO word used to GRASP POWER is an Abaddon word from plucking the Bow String to kill you or plucking the Lyre to mollest you.

-Arassô ,of any violent impact, with collat. notion of rattling, clanging, as of horses, hoplais, pound in a mortar, strike with a shower of stones.
a). kitharēn strike the lyre, Orph.A.382; humnon, melos, etc., Nonn.D.1.15,440, etc.
2. c. dat. modi, arassein tina oneidesi, kakois, assail with reproaches or threats,
II. Pass., to be dashed against, dash one against the other
Pound in a mortar, “holmō a.
Nic. Th.508

Croesus thought the Lydians would even so be better off than if they were sold for slaves, and therefore gave the above advice to Cyrus, knowing that, unless he brought forward some notable suggestion, he would not be able to persuade him to alter his mind. He was likewise afraid lest,after escaping the danger which now pressed, the Lydians at some future time might revolt from the Persians and so bring themselves to ruin.


Highland Church of Christ was one of the "progressive" churches in the early days.  In 1971 the final  disconnect happened between the Disciples of Christ and the Christian Church denominated the NACC.  About that time Leroy Garrett invented the Stone Campbell Movement under the false thesis that churches of Christ sected out of the Christian Church in 1906. In fact, the NACC as a separate denomination began in 1927 after years of abortive efforts to use all of those RACA words against those who would not join the Organ and Society party.  Any kind of friendly association ended when it was clear that "unity" always meant WE want YOUR congregation and we will "Infiltrate and Diver and blow your house down."

E. R. Harper was the victim of the thesis promoted by a Jo Bass demoting baptism and promoting the Direct Guidance of the Holy Spirit." As the Standard and the NACC used women as stalking horses to try to "take Tennessee for the organ and society party withing 5 years" the mortal attack against the Living WORD and the WRITTEN Word is always led by a key female.

Paul said to pray that the WOMEN not teach over and the MEN not bring on wrath (defined by Thomas below). The reason for EVERYONE to be silent was so that "all might be saved and come to a knowledge of the truth." The Word of Christ in the Prophets and Apostles is THE TRUTH and both OUTLAW any of the hypocritiic arts and crafts which were left--even for the Church of Christ (the Rock) in the Wilderness as MARKS of the end-time Babylonian Mother of Harlots.  She uses "lusted after fruits" same as in Amos 8. John called the speakers, singers and instrument players SORCERERS: that was the same word defining the original Mother of Harlots in Babylon who NEUTERED all of the males and made them play instruments and build temples so that she could TEAR THEM DOWN.

Mike Cope just left Highland and ACU to go go a job on Pepperdine to divert the young preachers into musical idolatry which is the mark of the mother of harlots.

Revelation 18:21 And a mighty angel took up a stone like a great millstone,
        and cast it into the sea, saying, Thus with violence shall that great city Babylon be thrown down,
        and shall be found no more at all.
Revelation 18:22 And the voice of harpers, and musicians, and of pipers, and trumpeters,
        shall be heard no more at all in thee; and no craftsman, of whatsoever craft he be,
        shall be found any more in thee;
        and the sound of a millstone shall be heard no more at all in thee;
Revelation 18:23 And the light of a candle shall shine no more at all in thee; and the voice of the bridegroom and of the bride shall be heard no more at all in thee: for thy merchants were the great men of the earth; for by thy sorceries were all nations deceived.
Revelation 18:24 And in her was found the blood of prophets, and of saints, and of all that were slain upon the earth.


Brandon Scott Thomas: Worship is a verb. It requires action and investment. Worship is one of the greatest ways we have of speaking truth into the spiritual realm and reminding ourselves of  those same truths. Worship is adoration. Worship calls for transparency. To be honest, all of life should be a worship offering to our Father.


Look up Body Worship and you will find the ancient connection between pagan musical rituals and sexuality and homosexuality. Paul in Romans 10 and 1 Corinthians 10 warned about musical idolatry as DEMON WORSHIP at Mount Sinai.  In Romans 1 Paul defined the FRUITS which resulted from the instrumental idolatry at Mount Sinai. Even the woman at the Well understood the Purpose Driving the Messiah: He will TELL us all things.  Jesus said that worship is NOT in a Temple PLACE but in the SPIRIT or MIND as a PLACE devoted to TRUTH which is the Word of God.

in fact, Jesus said that the Kingdom does not come with observation: that means Religious Observations. What Brandon Scott Thomas is speaking of is LEGALISM when Jesus died to free us FROM the laded burden (arousal songs) and the burden laders: Scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites Christ identified in Ezekiel 33 as speakers, singers and instrument players. These were MARKS of people who had no intention of GIVING HEED TO THE WORD as  the only worship concept for the School of Christ.

Religious observations are carefully crafted to take control of all of one's attention. That is the worship concept with is to be directed only to God.

Tendo: In the pagan religions they gave lots of attention to tuning or playing their musical  instruments: cornu,” “barbiton,to tune, “tympana tenta tonant palmis, stretching out their bow strings. To shoot, to hurl.

(b). To exert one's self, to strive, endeavor (mostly poet.
b. n partic., to exert one's self in opposition, to strive, try, endeavor, contend  adversus, etc.,id. 34, 34, 1: “contra,
Lucr. 6, 1195: “tormento citharāque tensior,” [Tendo]
2. In partic.: “nervum tendere, in mal. part.,Auct. Priap. 70; cf. Mart. 11, 60, 3.—Hence, tentus, a lecherous man,
ēlŏquĭum , ii, n. id..
I. In Aug. poets, and their imitators among prose writers, for eloquentia, eloquence, * Hor. A. P. 217; * Verg. A. 11, 383; Ov. Tr. 1, 9, 46; id. M. 13, 63; 322 al.; Vell. 2, 68, 1; Plin. 11, 17, 18, § 55.—
II. In late Lat., declaration, communication in gen., Diom. p. 413 P.; Mamert. Pan. Maxim. 9: “eloquia pulchritudinis,fine words, Vulg. Gen. 49, 21; id. Prov. 4, 20 al.
Lucr. 6.1195  Signs of death from lack of water:
The heralds of old death. And in those months
Was given many another sign of death:
The intellect of mind by sorrow and dread
Deranged, the sad brow, the countenance
Fierce and delirious, the tormented ears
Beset with ringings, the breath quick and short

Chorda II. Catgut, a string (of a musical instrument),
B. A rope, cord, for binding a slave : “tunc tibi actutum chorda tenditur, Plaut. Most. 3, 2, 55

I will inform you. My master has arrived from abroad.

In that case, the cord will be stretched for you; thence to the place where iron fetters clink; after that, straight to the cross.

Ringing: Cĭthăra , ae, f., = kithara, I. the cithara, cithern, guitar, or lute.
II. Meton., the music of the cithara, or, in gen., of a stringed instrument, the art of playing on the cithara

Ringing (guitar) I the ear would be equivalent to melody IN the heart.

Brandon Scott Thomas: When a large group of people gather to worship there are likely many different perspectives and stories. Only the Holy Spirit can truly guide us in unity as we worship the Father.

In fact the LOGOS word outlawed personal opinions:


1Timothy 4:13 Till I come, give attendance [adtende] to reading, to exhortation, to doctrine.

1Timothy 4:14 Neglect not the gift that is in thee,
        which was given thee by prophecy, [teaching]
        with the laying on of the hands of the presbytery.
1Timothy 4:15 Meditate upon these things; give thyself wholly to them;
        that thy profiting may appear to all.

3191.  meletao, mel-et-ah´-o; from a presumed derivative of 3199; to take care of, i.e. (by implication) revolve in the mind: — imagine, (pre-)meditate.
Because never in recorded history did PSALLO relate in any sense to MUSICAL MELODY Paul intends that we SPEAK the Word of God and sing and meditate on the Word of God.
Melet-aō , “tauta meleta1 Ep.Ti.4.15; esp. practise speaking, con over a speech in one's mind, “logaria dustēna meletēsasD.19.255; “apologianId.46.1; also, deliver, declaim (cf. 11.5 b), “logous

Logos 2. generally, account, reckoning, phunai ton hapanta nika l. excel
Opposite. ek tēs epagōgēs
Opposite. muthos, as history to legend, Ti.26e; “poiein muthous all' ou logous
Opposite. epilogos,
Opposite. prooimion,
Opposite. phōnē, Arist.Pol.1253a14;
prose, Opposite. poiēsis,
Opposite. emmetra, ib.1450b15 (

l. pezoi, Opposite. poiētikē, D.H.Comp.6; Opposite. poiēmata, ib.15; “koina kai poiēmatōn kai logōn
1Timothy 4:16 Take heed unto thyself, and unto the doctrine; continue in them: for in doing this thou shalt both save thyself, and them that hear thee.
lectĭo , ōnis, f. lego.
I.  A gathering, collecting.
II. A reading, perusal; a reading out, reading aloud.
B. Transf. (abstr. pro contr.), that which is read, reading, text (post-class.)
juris lectiones,passages of the laws,

3191. meleta¿w meletao, mel-et-ah´-o; from a presumed derivative of 3199; to take care of, i.e. (by implication) revolve in the mind: — imagine, (pre-)meditate.

Quint. Inst. 10 1.16 But the advantages conferred by reading and listening are not identical. The speaker stimulates us by the animation of his delivery, and kindles the imagination, not by presenting us with an elaborate [p. 13] picture, but by bringing us into actual touch with the things themselves. Then all is life and movement, and we receive the new-born offspring of his imagination with enthusiastic approval. We are moved not merely by the actual issue of the trial, but by all that the orator himself has at stake.

Quint. Inst. 10 1.17 Moreover his voice, the grace of his gestures, the adaptation of his delivery (which is of supreme importance in oratory), and, in a word, all his excellences in combination, have their educative effect.

In reading, on the other hand, the critical faculty is a surer guide, inasmuch as the listener's judgment is often swept away by his preference for a particular speaker, or by the applause of an enthusiastic audience.

rătĭo , ōnis (abl. rationi, Lucr. 6, 66), f. reor, ratus,
I.  a reckoning, account, calculation, computation.
(b).   In rhet., a showing cause, argument, reasoning in support of a proposition:
c.  Reasonableness, reason, propriety, law, rule, order, conformity,

Quint. Inst. 10 1.18 For we are ashamed to disagree with them, and an unconscious modesty prevents us from ranking our own opinion above theirs, though all the time the taste of the majority is vicious, and the claque may praise even what does not really deserve approval.


plăcĕo , 1. In scenic lang., of players or pieces presented, to please, find favor, give satisfaction
2. Placere sibi, to be pleased or satisfied with one's self, to flatter one's self, to pride or plume one's self

A. plăcens , entis, P. a., pleasing, charming, dearself-willed, id. 2 Pet. 2, 10.—

Brandon Scott Thomas: The Holy Spirit is the true worship leader.
        Our job as church worship leaders is to lean completely into His leading. We cannot force anyone to worship,
        all we can do is stand in the doorway and invite people into the presence of the Living God.
        What an honor! What a joy! What a profound burden

The command for BOTH males is to sit down and shut up so that "we can be saved and come to a knowledge of the Truth."  The WRATH brought on by males is the charismatic music promoted at Highland which intends as BST notes, lead you into some kind of ecstacy.

1Timothy 2:5 For there is one God,
        and one mediator between God and men,
        the man Christ Jesus;

The Holy Spirit as a continuing Comforter has a name: it is Jesus Christ the Righteous. Christ defined true worship both inclusively ind exclusively in the prophets.  Jesus made these prophecies more certain and the Apostles as eye-- and ear-- witnesses left us a MEMORY.  Peter says that if you private interpret or further expound then the Scriptures are there to MARK you as a false teacher.

You are watching something of BIBLICAL PROPORTIONS when you see people standing in the Holy Places claiming that they are God in Christ with the magicalpower of leading you into God's presence. Like the ACU teachers who claim the role of Christ, this is defined as the Abomination which makes desolate. COMMERCE was marked by the phallic pillars like Jochin and Boaz which says THE MARKET PLACE IS OPEN FOR FLEECING THE LAMBS.

Brandon Scott Thomas: Our worship ministry participants are challenged to view themselves as worship leaders…not just back-up singers to the worship leader. Therefore, we have a tremendous responsibility to come prepared, to lead with great conviction and feeling,
        and to exhibit lives that reflect the glory of the Lord. I’ve always said,
        “The best way to be an effective worship leader is to just be a devoted worshipper.”


Brandon Scott Thomas: Worship is contagious. When it breaks out, none of us are in the spotlight…there is only one audience and that is God. Our goal is to lift up the name of Jesus…to make ourselves less so that He may increase! Our teams pray for YOU each week, in heartfelt ways, to be drawn by the Spirit into deep worship each time we gather. "In the same manner also the Muse inspires men herself, and then by means of these inspired persons the inspiration spreads to others, and holds them in a connected chain. For all the good epic poets utter all those fine poems not from art, but as inspired and possessed, and the good lyric poets likewise; [534a] just as

.... the Corybantian worshippers do not dance when in their senses,

... so the lyric poets do not indite those fine songs in their senses, but when they have started on the melody and rhythm they begin to be frantic, and it is under possession--as the bacchants are possessed, and not in their senses, when they draw honey and milk from the rivers--that the soul of the lyric poets does the same thing, by their own report.

For the poets tell us, I believe, that the songs they bring us are the sweets they cull from honey-dropping founts [534b] in certain gardens and glades of the Muses-- like the bees, and winging the air as these do, And what they tell is true. (Plato then explains a lot of musical worship and even preaching) "For a poet is a light and winged and sacred thing, and is unable ever to indite until he has been inspired and put out of his senses, and his mind is no longer in him:
        every man, whilst he retains possession of that, is powerless to indite a verse or chant an oracle. Seeing then that it is
not by art that they compose and utter so many fine things about the deeds of men--

Paul used the MAD word or Mania.  It is truly MADNESS or STRONG DELUSIONS to pretend to be a Disciple (student) of Christ and fabricate such insanity which is to DISPLAY the men and women and this is called prostitution. 

That's a lie of course: the object is that you give all of your ATTENDANCE to the hypocritic mockers at feasts. That is Purpose Driven to "make the lambs dumbe beforee the slaughter" and prevent people from worshiping in the PLACE of the spirit as it gives attendance to the Words of Christ in the Prophets and Apostles.  That's why Highland USES women and calling Paul a liar.

Entheos , on, in later Prose contr. enthous Ph.2.542, App.Hisp.18, Aen.Gaz.Thphr.p.12 B.:—
A.full of the god, inspired, possessed, e. gunaikes, of the Bacchantes, S.Ant.964 (lyr.); e. Arei possessed by him, A.Th.497; “ek PanosE.Hipp.141; “hupo tou erōtosX.Smp.1.10: c. gen. rei, “tekhnēs nin Zeus entheon ktisas phrenaA.Eu.17; also e. pros aretēn inspired with a love for it, Pl.Smp.179a: Sup. -ōtatē, phusis, of Homer, Max. Tyr.32.4.
II. of divine frenzy, inspired by the god,tekhnaiA.Ag.1209; “mantikēPl.Phdr.244b; “manteiaiId.Ti.72b; “entheon poiēsisArist.Rh.1408b19; “e. philiaPlu.2.752c; ta e. frenzied rites, Herod.8.70. Adv. “entheōsMen.Mon.229, App.Hisp.26, Jul.Or.7.215b, Iamb.VP32.216.

thuias , ados, :—written thuas Tim.Fr.3, A.Th.498 cod. Med.: (thuō):—
A.inspired, possessed woman, esp. Bacchante, ll. cc., cf. A.Th. 836, Supp.564 (both lyr.), Plu.2.293f, etc.; cf. foreg.
II. fem. Adj., frantic, mad for love,

"The survival of these ideals in a particular late-twentieth-century Southern Baptist culture suggests a complex picture of gender and acceptable ways of being manly or womanly, masculine or feminine.

This complexity of gender relations and the old-fashionedness of the hymns within this cultural community has been ignored, and perhaps even deliberately concealed, by an official culture that dismisses all sentimental hymnody as vaguely effeminate.

"The notion of music as a tool or technology with a clearly defined purpose is very prevalent in the East. In the West that view is held by some, but others believe that music is entertainment or art and nothing more.

Other methods are: dancing (as used by the Mawlawiyah, or whirling dervishes, a Muslim Sufi sect); the use of sedatives and stimulants (as utilized in some Hellenistic mystery religions); and the use of certain drugs, such as peyote, mescaline, hashish, LSD, and similar products (in certain Islamic sects and modern experimental religious groups).

Most mystics, both in the East and in the West, frown on the use of drugs because no permanent change in the personality (in the mystical sense) has been known to occur.

In certain ancient Israelite prophetic groups, music was used to achieve the ecstatic state, in which the participants, in their accompanying dancing, were believed to have been seized by the hand of Yahweh, the God of Israel, as in the case of Saul, the 11th-century-bc king of Israel.

The Pythia (priestess) of the Greek oracle at Delphi often went into an ecstatic state during which she uttered sounds revealed to her by the python (the snake, the symbol of resurrection), after drinking water from a certain spring.

Her "words" were then interpreted by a priest to help a suppliant find a way to avoid calamities, especially death. In primitive religions, ecstasy was a technique highly developed by shamans, religious personages with healing and psychic-transformation powers, in their "soul," or "spirit," flights. (See Delphic oracle.) "ecstasy" Encyclopædia Britannica Online.<>

Brandon Scott Thomas: If you are interested in participating in this ministry as a praise team singer, choir member, instrumentalist, actor, reader, artist, or in any other creative way, please contact Brandon Scott Thomas at for ways to get involved.

Ministry is the word DEACON: seems the deacons have been disposed of and women replaced.  Paul told Timothy the evangelist to WORK so that he would have the means of sponsoring the Agape which was to FEED the day workers on the way to maybe get some money.  Any student of the Bible understands that the first thing to do is to OUST the artistic performers so that the Word of Christ can be taught by senior, masculine elders commanded to teach that which has been taught.

Hebrews 5:12 For when for the time ye ought to be teachers, ye have need that one teach you again which be the first principles of the oracles of God; and are become such as have need of milk, and not of strong meat.


1Peter 4:11 If any man speak, let him speak as the oracles of God;
        if any man minister, let him do it as of the ability which God giveth:
        that God in all things may be glorified through Jesus Christ,
        to whom be praise and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.

ALL of the public speaking is to speak THE ORACLES OF GOD.  If you want to minister with music the world is filled with older people who have been displaced from the church property now confiscated.

We MINISTERS are to serve others and we do not RIDE ON THE BACKS of widows and honest workers. Especially the religious musicians in the ancient world were called PARASITES. Shame, shame, shame for getting paid to do pretend work when Jesus said to go into your CLOSETS to pray and give ALMS to those who asked and without anyone one watching. The synagogue endorsed by Jesus had a Poor Box which was used for the POOR.  We don't have these ROLES and we don't have any DOLE:  You have to lie, cheat and steal from honest peoples by the LAW OF GIVING which is a lie.

Israel fell into musical idolatry at Mount Sinai (missed Exodus 32) and he sentenced them beyond Babylon which means "land of no return." The Levites as the PATTERN for music were Jacob-cursed and God-abandoned. They slaughtered 3000 of the brethren because of musical idolatry and the COMMAND was that they stand in ranks and execute any Brandon Scott Thomas who came NEAR or INTO any physical worship place.  Missed 1 Corinthians 10?

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.


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).

Matthew 24:48 But and if that evil servant shall say in his heart, My lord delayeth his coming;
Matthew 24:49 And shall begin to smite his fellowservants, and to eat and drink with the drunken; [new wine]

per-cŭtĭo  b. To strike, play a musical instrument (poet.): “lyram,Ov. Am. 3, 12, 40; Val. Fl. 5, 100.—
1.  To smite, strike, visit with calamity of any kind (class.): “percussus calamitate,Cic. Mur. 24, 49: “percussus fortunae vulnere,id. Ac. 1, 3, 11: “ruina,Vulg. Zach. 14, 18: anathemate. id. Mal. 4, 6: “plaga,id. 1 Macc. 1, 32: “in stuporem,id. Zach. 12, 4.—
 2. to strike, shock, make an impression upon, affect deeply, move, astound

Any thing or person who is DEDICATED or WAGED to perform some role in a HOLY PLACE to decorate it or give it more glory CANNOT be REDEEMED: they must be BURNED.

Matthew 24:50 The lord of that servant shall come in a day when he looketh not for him, and in an hour
that he is not aware of,

Matthew 24:51 And shall cut him asunder, and appoint him his portion with the hypocrites:
         there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
hypocrĭta or -es , ae, m., = hupokritēs.
I.  A mime who accompanied the delivery of an actor by gestures, Suet. Ner. 24; Quint. 2, 17, 12; 11, 3, 7.—
II. In eccl. Lat., a hypocrite, Vulg. Job, 8, 13; id. Matt. 6, 2; id. Luc. 12, 56 al.

, ou, ho,
A. one who answers:
I. interpreter or expounder,tēs di' ainigmōn phēmēsPl.Ti. 72b; “oneirōnLuc.Somn.17, etc.
II. in Att., one who plays a part on the stage, actor, Ar.V.1279, Pl.R.373b, Chrm. 162d, Smp.194b, X. Mem.2.2.9, etc.
2. of an orator, poikilos hu. kai perittos (of Dem.) Phld.Rh.1.197 S.; one who delivers, recites, declaimer,epōnTim.Lex. s.v. rhapsōdoi; rhapsodist, D.S.14.109, 15.7; this sense or sense 11.1 is possible in PCair.Zen.4.44 (iii B. C.).
3. metaph., pretender, dissembler, hypocrite, LXX Jb.34.30, 36.13, Ev.Matt.23.13, al.

poikilos many-coloured, spotted, pied, dappled,pardaleēIl.10.30; “ophisHes.Th.300 codd. (aiolon Sch.); “drakōnPi.P.8.46;
2. of Art, p. humnos a song of changeful strain or full of diverse art, Pi.O.6.87; “poikilon kitharizōnId.N.4.14; “dedaidalmenoi pseudesi poikilois muthoiId.O.1.29; of style, “lexis poiētikōtera kai p.Isoc.15.47 (Comp.); “skhēmatismoiD.H.Is.3.
A musical instrument is a machine for doing hard work mostly in making war or the shock and awe to fool the worshipers and to fleece them.
rhapsōd-eō , of the poems, to be recited, Lycurg.102. II. c. acc. pers., sing of one, celebrate, “tous andreiousAr.Ec. 679.

rhapsōd-os , ho, speaks of himself and Homer as en nearois humnois rhapsantes aoidēn, and Pi.N.2.2 calls Epic poets rhaptōn epeōn aoidoi:

Brandon Scott Thomas: We believe that God raises up men and women for specific leadership roles and we want to be a place where people can serve the Lord using their gifts to lead people in worship. We are also always interested in those who have sound or media experience.

That may be blasphemy: God does not need human talent, does not use it and does not tolerate it. The PATTERN is to PREACH the Word by READING the Word for doctrine and comfort. There is NO connection between what Highland has become and the ekklesia, synagogue or School of the Word.  Jesus died to remove the Scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites meaning speakers, singers and instrument players riding on the backs of honest workers like parasites.

The Word of LOGOS is God's Regulative Principle and is intended to be read and not filtered through the pride of theologians: Jesus called them doctors of the Law who take away the key to knowledge. If you tamper with it God will burn you: if you musicate it God calls it sorcery and God will burn you.

"Dionysus is the wine-god, and thus should be a pleasant fellow, a benefactor. But wine has both positive and negative aspects. It makes people drunk, causes them to behave in strange ways. The Greeks were well aware of the dual natures of wine, mirrored by the dual nature of its god.... He betrays a dual nature: being bright, joyous, and vital for life,

while also having a side that is dark, mysterious and deadly.

"The adored wife of the fallen Hector, is taken as a concubine by the authentes, who can command her domestic and sexual services. The word also occurs in a homosexual sense in a speech by Theseus, king of Athens, where love of young boys was considered a virtue rather than a vice." (Charles Trombly, Who Said Women Can't Teach, p. 174)

For we have heard of stags being charmed by the pipe, and seduced by music into the toils, when hunted by the huntsmen. And when mares are being covered, a tune is played on the flute -a nuptial song, as it were.

And every improper sight and sound, to speak in a word, and every shameful sensation of licentiousnes"-which, in truth, is privation of sensation-must by all means be excluded;

and we must be on our guard against whatever pleasure titillates eye and ear, and effeminates. For the various spells of the broken strains and plaintive numbers of the Carian muse corrupt men's morals, drawing to perturbation of mind, by the licentious and mischievous art of music. 101

Brandon Scott Thomas: Our main hope in the Highland Worship Ministry is that Jesus would be magnified by the things we do and that we could infuse our gatherings with creativity and beauty as we honor the Living God.

Romans 15:1 We then that are strong ought to bear the infirmities of the weak, and not to please ourselves.
Self-pleasure includes all of the performing arts and crafts: speaking, singing, clapping, playing, drama.
Romans 15:2 Let every one of us please his neighbour for his good to edification. [education]

How the gathering or assemblying is to take place: THE Pattern.

Romans 15:4 For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning,
        that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope.
Romans 15:5 Now the God of patience and consolation grant you
        to be likeminded one toward another according to Christ Jesus:
Romans 15:6 That ye may with one mind and one mouth glorify God,
        even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.

This is the DIRECT COMMAND as the ONLY thing you can do to magnify or glorify God: you silly men have NOTHING of value and forget that JESUS PAID IT ALL and WE owe YOU nothing at all. There is no LAW OF GIVING and to use legalism to support what the Pre Post Literate world called PARASITES Purpose Driven to make the lambs dumb before the slaughter and to silence the voice of the victim. That is why religious music was always parasitic and called Sacred Violence.

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