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The Church of Christ is an Assembly of Christ defined in the wilderness: it is the WAY that is called a Sect.  People do not need to pay someone to "fellowship" others of all faiths.  However, the assembly of Christ cannot affirm, defend, support or agree with those who, who by definition, contradict all of Scripture especially about Instrumental Music, Baptism or Speaking in Tongues denounced in Scripture which Paul calls MADNESS. The SPEAKING part is use MOCK Jesus by mind-altering gibberish and Tongues mocks the command to SPEAK which denounces any loud, musical singing with or without instruments defined as "machines for doing hard work."  The Greek KOMA was induced by musical instruments which just make noise.

Jesus spoke to the multitudes only in parables because the masses are never going to seek the truth.

Thlibo (g2346) thlee'-bo; akin to the base of 5147; to crowd (lit. or fig.): - afflict, narrow, throng, suffer tribulation, trouble.

Matt 7:13 Enter ye in at the STRAIT gate: for WIDE is the gate, and BROAD is the way,
        that leadeth to DESTRUCTION, and MANY there be which go in thereat:
 

Apoleia (g684) ap-o'-li-a; from a presumed der. of 622; ruin or loss (phys., spiritual or eternal): - damnable (-nation), destruction, die, perdition, * perish, pernicious ways, waste.

2 Thessalonians 2 Let no one deceive you in any way. For it will not be, unless the falling away comes first, and the man of sin is revealed, the son of destruction

Plat. Rep. 533b  that there is any other way of inquiry that attempts systematically and in all cases to determine what each thing really is.
        But all the other ARTS have for their object the opinions and desires of men
        or are wholly concerned with generation and composition
        or with the service and tendance of the things that grow and are put together,
The dialectician, like his base counterfeit the sophist (Soph. 231 A), is prepared to argue about anything, Soph

-[216a] THEODORUS: Here we are, Socrates, true to our agreement of yesterday; and we bring with us a stranger from Elea, who is a disciple of Parmenides and Zeno, and a true philosopher.

Philosophos , used of all men of education and learning, joined with philomathēs and philologos, Pl.R.376c, 582e; Opposite. sophistēs, X.Cyn.13.6,9;

Sophis-tēs , ou, o(, A. master of one's craft, adept, expert, of diviners, Hdt.2.49; of poets, “meletan sophistais prosbalon” Pi.I.5(4).28, cf. Cratin.2; of musicians, “sophistēs . . parapaiōn khelun” A.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”
3. later of the rhētores, Professors of Rhetoric, and prose writers of the Empire, such as Philostratus and Libanius, Suid.; “Apollōnidē sophistē” PLips. 97 X 18 (

Xen. Hunt. 13.5


[4] I am no professor, but I know that the best thing is to be taught what is good by one's own nature, and the next best thing is to get it from those who really know something good instead of being taught by masters of the art of deception.
[5] I daresay that I do not express myself in the language of a sophist; in fact, that is not my object: my object is rather to give utterance to wholesome thoughts that will meet the needs of readers well educated in virtue. For words will not educate, but maxims, if well found.
[6] Many others besides myself blame the sophists of our generation—philosophers I will not call them —because the wisdom hey profess consists of words and not of thoughts.

I am well aware that someone, perhaps one of this set,1 will say that what is well and methodically written2 is not well and methodically written—for hasty and false censure will come easily to them.

soph-izō , A. make wise, instruct,

Plat. Soph. 223b
Stranger
Then, as it seems, according to our present reasoning, Theaetetus, the part of appropriative, coercive, hunting art which hunts animals, land animals, tame animals, man, privately, for pay,
        is paid in cash, claims to give education, and is a hunt after rich and promising youths,
        must—so our present argument concludes—be called sophistry.

sophis-tikos
s. logos fallacy, Arist.Pol.1307b36; peri

Stranger No other. Come then, let us now summarize the matter by saying that sophistry has appeared a second time as that part of acquisitive art, art of exchange, [224d] of trafficking, of merchandising, of soul-merchandising which deals in words and knowledge, and trades in virtue.

Stranger. Then will you give the same name to him who buys up knowledge and goes about from city to city exchanging his wares for money?

Theaetetus Certainly.

Stranger One part of this soul-merchandising might very properly be called the art of display, might it not? But since the other part, though no less ridiculous than the first, is nevertheless a traffic in knowledge, must we not call it by some name akin to its business?...Stranger
No other. Come then, let us now summarize the matter by saying that sophistry has appeared a second time as that part of acquisitive art, art of exchange, [224d] of trafficking, of merchandising, of soul-merchandising which deals in words and knowledge, and trades in virtue.

psu_kh-emporikos , ē, on,
A.of or for a trafficker in souls - (sc. tekhnē) traffic in mental wares, Pl.Sph.224b.

tekhn-ē , , (tektōn) A.art, skill, cunning of hand, of a soothsayer, A.Ag.249 (pl., lyr.), Eu.17, S.OT389, etc.; “tekhnai heterōn heterai” Pi.N.1.25; “ōpase t. pasan” Id.O.7.50. 2. craft, cunning, in bad sense 2. craft, cunning, in bad sense epi tekhnē mathein ti to learn a thing professionally, opp. epi paideia, ib.312b, having made a trade of it. hoi tas t. tōn logōn suntithentes systems of rhetoric,  poieō
  compose your own songs or sermons
Plat. Prot. 312b ] from your language-master, your harp-teacher, and your sports-instructor; for when you took your lessons from each of these it was not in the technical way, with a view to becoming a professional, but for education, as befits a private gentleman.  Plat. Prot. 312c I mean your intention of submitting your soul ] to the treatment of a man who, as you say, is a sophist; and as to what a sophist really is, I shall be surprised if you can tell me. And yet, if you are ignorant of this, you cannot know to whom you are entrusting your soul,—whether it is to something good or to something evil...the sophist makes one a clever speaker: just as the harp player
The World, Kosmos or the Ecumenical or the Kingdom of the Devil ATTACKING the kingdom of God.  This is an ancient and now restored Babylonianism where PEDERASTY was part of the NOMOS or laws.

God HIDES from the Wise or Sophists: Selling one's own words at retail (Corruption or Adultery), singing or playing noise-making instruments when you gather and CLAIM to be Christian

Hodos 2
2. a way of doing, speaking, etc., triphasias allas hodous logōn
3  
a way, method, system; hodō methodically, systematically, Plat.
t
he Way, i. e. the Christian Faith, N

legō3: to RECITE what is written, labe to biblion kai lege Plat., etc.:—but the sense of Lat. lego, to read, only occurs in compds., analegomai, epilegomai.

Analegoma , read through, “to peri psukhēs gramm' analexamenos

Epilegō 2.. in Hdt. also, con over, read, to bublion, ta grammata,
gramma  b. articulate sound, III. in pl., set of written characters, piece of writing,the documents to prove this,
hiera g. the Holy Scriptures,

2 Timothy 3.15
From infancy, you have known the sacred writings which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith, which is in Christ Jesus.
Jesus defined Sacred Writings or Holy Scriptures as the Prophets and other prophecies Concerning Me.

Soph-izō ,  A.make wise, instruct, LXX Ps.18(19).8; “tina eis sōtērian” 2 Ep.Ti.3.15.
ANTITHESIS OF:
3. c. acc. pers., deceive, “ton Titon” J.BJ4.2.3; “ me sophizou” AP12.25 (Stat. Flacc.); “ton dēmon”
Luke 4:16 And he came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up:
         and, as his custom [PATTERN] was, he went into the synagogue on the sabbath day, and stood up for to READ

And like a decent person He SAT down for any discussion.
.
Acts 13:15 And after the READING of the law and the prophets the rulers of the synagogue sent unto them,
        saying, Ye men and brethren, if ye have any word of EXHORTATION for the people, say on.
g3874.  paraklesis, par-ak΄-lay-sis; from 3870; imploration, hortation, solace: — comfort, consolation, exhortation, intreaty.
Jesus is the COMFORTER or Paraklete when His Scriptures are read
Acts 13:27 For they that dwell at Jerusalem, and their rulers,
        because they knew him not, nor yet the VOICES of the PROPHETS
        which are READ every sabbath [REST] day, they have fulfilled them in condemning him.


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

The Christian Assembly meets ONCE EACH WEEK For Rest and Reading the WORD only.
Rom. 16:26 But now is made manifest, and by the SCRIPTURES of the PROPHETS,
        according to the commandment of the EVERLASTING God,
        made known to all nations for the obedience of faith:
Eph. 3:5 Which in other ages was not made known unto the sons of men,
        as it is now REVEALED unto his holy APOSTLES and prophets by the SPIRIT;
ANYTHING BEYOND BEING A SCHOOL OF CHRIST THROUGH THE WORD IS DEMONIC AND A CULT.
Hos. 9:7 The days of visitation are come, the days of recompence are come; Israel shall know it: the prophet is a fool, the spiritual man is mad, for the multitude of thine iniquity, and the great hatred. 

g7696. shaw-gah΄; a primitive root; to RAVE through insanity:—(be, play the) mad (man).
g7697. shig-gaw-yone΄; from 7696; craziness:—furiously, madness.

in-sānus  “insano verba tonare foro
“omnis et insana semita nocte sonat,” i. e. of women raving about, id. 4 (5), 8,

Enthusiastic, enraptured, inspired: “vates,” Verg. A. 3, 443.
verbum

tŏno  Saturn: “falcifer Tonans,”   capra
   wild she goats
spīrĭtālis or spīrĭtŭālis   machinarum genus spiritale, quod apud eos (Graecos) pneumatikon appellatur, a kind of wind-instrument, In the pneumatic class, air is forced by pressure to produce sounds and tones as in an  orgănum
Organon , to, (ergon, erdō) A.instrument, implement, tool, for making or doing a thing,
3. musical instrument, Simon.31, f.l. in A.Fr.57.1 ; ho men di' organōn ekēlei anthrōpous, of Marsyas, Pl.Smp.215c ; aneu organōn psilois logois ibid., cf. Plt.268b ; “o. polukhorda” Id.R.399c, al.; “met' ōdēs kai tinōn organōn”

Ergon  
1. in Il. mostly of works or deeds of war, “polemēia
4. deed, action, “erg' andrōn te theōn te” Od.1.338 ; “theskela e.
hostis m' eparas ergon (sc. praxai) Id.Or.286:—Pass., to be roused, led on, excited, “ mantēiō”
Mant-eios      m. anax, i.e.Apollo m. anax, i.e.Apollo
http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/hopper/text?doc=Eur.%20Ion%20130&lang=original


Eur. Ion 82
[90] The woman of Delphi sits on the sacred tripod, and sings out to the Hellenes whatever Apollo cries to her. But you Delphian servants of Phoebus, [95] go to the silver whirlpools of Castalia; come to the temple when you have bathed in its pure waters; it is good to keep your mouth holy in speech and give good words from your lips

Eur. Ion 13
0 do not tire [135] of LABORING over my auspicious WORK. Phoebus is a father to me; I praise the one who feeds me; the name of father, beneficial to me, I give to [140] Phoebus who rules this temple. O Paean, O Paean, may you be fortunate, child of Leto!
Eur. Ion 144 I forbid you to approach the walls and the golden house. I will reach you with my bow, herald of Zeus, though you conquer [160] with your beak the strength of all other birds.  Here comes another, a swan, to the rim of the temple. Move your crimson foot elsewhere! Phoebus' lyre, that sings with you, [165] would not protect you from my bow. Alter your wings' course; go to the Delian lake; if you do not obey, you will steep your lovely melody in blood. [170] Ah, ah! what is this new bird that approaches; you will not place under the cornice a straw-built nest for your children, will you? My singing bow will keep you off. Will you not obey?

OPPOSITE logos, The Regulative Principle OUTLAWS Preaching your own words, singing, playing instruments, acting or anything beyond SPEAK THE WORD.

ANTHESIS

legō3
:hod. mantikēs
Soph.; logiōn ho the way, intent of the oracles

Alexandria notes the musical connection with pagan sources of "water"

which revealed the minds of the "gods" but it was just all made up by the drunken woman, the priest and the song leader selling false information.

"The fountain of Castalia is silent, and the other fountain of Colophon; and, in like manner, all the rest of the springs of divination are dead, and stripped of their vainglory, although at a late date, are shown with their fabulous legends to have run dry. Recount to us also the useless oracles of that other kind of divination, or rather madness, the Clarian, the Pythian, the Didymaean, that of Amphiaraus, of Apollo (Abaddon, Apollyon), of Amphilochus; and if you will, couple with them the expounders of prodigies, the augurs, and the interpreters of dreams. And bring and place beside the Pythian those that divine by flour, and those that divine by barley, (produces ergo a producer of "visions)

and the ventriloquists still held in honour by many.

Let the secret shrines of the Egyptians and the necromancies of the Etruscans be consigned to darkness.

Insane devices truly are they all of unbelieving men. Goats, too, have been confederates in this art of soothsaying, trained to divination; and crows taught by men to give oracular responses to men.


Chapter VIII.-The True Doctrine is to Be Sought in the Prophet


Destruction is derived from Apollo or Abbadon or Apollyon who destroys using his MUSES in the end times. In Revelation 18 the Whore is marked by music

Re.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.

Matt 7:14 Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.

 

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God HIDES from the wise or Sophists: performance preachers, singers or instrument players.
The HOUSE of God or Church is defined as the LAITY and excludes Scribes or Pharisees.
If you squirm when you hear modern urges to FELLOWSHIP any and all denominations understand that The WORLD for which Jesus doesn't pray or Kosmos is the Ecumenical or the Kingdom of the Devil.

A Church of Christ is a place to REST and READ and discuss the Scriptures only.  You have no excuse if you don't begin to PRETEND that you are a Christian or Disciple or a STUDENT of the Word of Christ only.  That is the only WORSHIP concept where you give your attention to Jesus and the WORD and not the hypnotic actions preaching their OWN creed.

You are in danger when you "fellowship" in a religious sense any group which lies to the Holy Spirit, Jesus, Paul, Peter and all of historic Christianity with people who call YOU a cult for believing that "He that believes AND is baptized." These groups say that THEIR faith saves them.  The are not Christians and Paul says to "Come out of them if you want to be a Disciple."

Amos 5:27 Therefore will I cause you to go into
    captivity beyond Damascus,
    saith the LORD, whose name is The God of hosts.
Acts 7:43 Yea, ye took up the tabernacle of Moloch, 
        and the star of your god Remphan, 
        figures which ye made to worship them: 
        and I will carry you away beyond Babylon.

Mark.10.They.Shall.Mock.Him.With.Music

Trumpet, drums, flute, cymbals and castinets with buffoons
Psallo permits ONLY smiting a string with your FINGERS: not a plectrum
Psallo and SOP have the same root meaning.

Mock.Jesus.Half.size.jpg

The Sabbath was not "a day for their worship" but to REST in their isolated settleme


 
Isaiah 32:1 Behold, a king shall reign in righteousness,
        and princes shall rule in judgment.
Isaiah 32:2 And a man shall be as an hiding place from the wind,
        and a covert from the tempest;
        as rivers of water in a dry place,
        as the shadow of a great rock [^tra] in a wearyland.


Abs-condo  to put away, conceal carefully, hide, secrete (the access. idea of a careful concealmen
B. In gen., to make invisible, to cover: “fluvium et campos caede,” 

Tempestas  , a time, season, period, weather  2.  A storm, shower, i. e. a throng, multitude, etc.: “querelarum,” Cic. Pis. 36, 89: “turbida telorum,” Verg. A. 12, 284;

cēlo , to hide something from one, to keep secret, to conceal;
hospĭtālis , e, adj. hospes, I. of or relating to a guest or host, hospitable
a. Apartments for guests, guest-chambers, Vitr. 6, 10

umbra 4. A shade, shady place, that which gives a shade or shadow (as a tree, house, tent, “studia in umbrā educata,” in the closet, study, Tac. A. 14, 53; cf.: “rhetorica,” i. e. the rhetorician's school, Juv. 7, 173\
C.  Rest, leisure: “ignavā Veneris cessamus in umbrā,” Ov. Am. 2, 18, 3
stŭdĭum I. a busying one's self about or application to a thing; assiduity, zeal, eagerness, fondness, inclination, desire, exertion, endeavor, study (b). A place for study, a study, school (late Lat.): “philosophum (se egit) in omnibus studiis, templis, locis,”

MANY (most) are called or elected (invited) but FEW are Chosen.  Baptism is the Spirit's ordained way (Isaiah 1) way to see the demonstration of those who GLADLY RECEIVE HIS WORD.  Jesus came for lost spirits or pilgrims and sojourners and does not PRAY for the World. He said that the Father HIDES from the wise or sophists: speakers, singers,  instrument players as religious "wonders".  He speaks only to BABES

Pet. 2:2 As NEWBORN BABES,
        desire the sincere MILK of the WORD,
        THAT ye may grow thereby:
1Pet. 2:3 If so be ye have tasted that the Lord is gracious.

nōthen 3. over again, anew, afresh, “philian a. poieitai” J.AJ1.18.3, Artem.1.14, cf. Ev.Jo.3.3; “palin a.” Ep.Gal.4.9, cf. Harp. s.v. anadikoi kriseis; ktistēs anōthe genomenos IG7.2712.58.

John 3:3 Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee,
        Except a MAN be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.
John 3:4 Nicodemus saith unto him, How can a man be born when he is OLD?
        can he enter the second time into his mother’s womb, and be born?
John 3:5 Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee,
        Except a man be born of water
        and of the spirit,  [REgenerated]
        he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.
John 3:6 That which is born of the flesh is flesh;
        and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.

Spirit is never a PERSON: God in the STATE of Holy Spirit gives only the baptized in imitating Jesus A spirit to be enable to read BLACK text on BROWN paper.

Mark 16:15 And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world,
        and preach the gospel to every creature.
Mark 16:16 He that believeth [COMPLIES] and is baptized shall be saved;
         but he that believeth not [WILL NOT COMPLY] shall be damned.

Who has believed. Believers will not call the chief corner stone a god people

1Pet. 2:6 Wherefore also it is contained in the scripture,
        Behold, I lay in Sion a chief corner stone, elect, precious:
        and he that believeth on him shall not be confounded
con-fundo  “unā multa to mingle, unite, join, of intellectual confusion, to disturb, disconcert, confound, to throw in great numbers  “oratio confusa, perturbata, “clamorb. A bugle-horn, a horn, trumpet
multus  the many, the common mass, The mass, the multitude, OPPOSITE pauciores, = hoi oligoi, [few, rare] Plaut. Trin. 1, 1, 13g). The greater number, the majority: troublesome, tedious, among the herd of orators,
1Pet. 2:7 Unto you therefore which believe [pist-euō comply]
                he is precious:
        but unto them which be disobedient, [apistousin, reject Believeth Not]
               the stone which the builders disallowed, [oikodom-eōEcumenical]
               the same is made the head of the corner,
1Pet. 2:8 And a stone of stumbling, and a rock of offence,
        even to them which stumble at the word,  [Hear]
        being disobedient:                                      [apeith-eō : disobedient, refuse compliance,]
        whereunto also they were appointed.    

To believe not is to be disobedient: To be DAMNED is the Mark of the Beast (a new style of music or satyric--cappellla-drama. This is never the CAUSE but the RESULT of God abandoning you to Lying Wonders which are any acts of rhetoric, singing, playing, acting.. Apollon is the leader and the SPIRITUS who is guiding the Graces (Khares) and Muses.

This why people are repulsed and flee from anyone claiming money for performing music and claiming that it is for God: these are strong delusions and the Little Flock (Mikros) WILL by definition FLEE.
APPOINTED: [pōno appoint, ordain set up in a temple, dedicate, “agalmata” khōras a., of an ode, generally, = anathēma   “Kharēs eimi . . a. tou Apollōnos”]

Anathema is any person or thing that is dedicated to ENHANCE a religious place. They cannot be REDEEMED and must be BURNED.
2Th. 1:8 In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ:
1Pet. 4:17 For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God: and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the gospel of God?
When God MARKED these actors as sorcerers in Revelation 18 it was proof that the LAMPSTAND had been removed and the next PERFORMANCE will CAST ALIVE INTO THE LAKE OF FIRE. The Viper race would be baptized with the Spirit OF Judgment (separating chaff from grain by the wind or Spirit) and the Spirit OF BURNING.

Those who did not stumble: Note that the Lost Spirits cannot-will not repudiate or minimize baptism.  Those of the WORLD for whom Jesus does not even pray are ORDAINED because they are OF the World: a race of VIPERS which hates water..
Acts 2:41 Then they that gladly received his word were baptized:
        and the same day there were added unto them
        about three thousand souls.

Acts 2:47 Praising God, and having favour with all the people.
        And the Lord added to the church daily such as
        should [were being] be saved.


BELIEVETH NOT is always contrasted to BELIEVETH.  People are not lost because they are not baptized but because they are OF THE WORLD. Refusing or questioning Jesus who made Water baptism as the first instrumental test of whether one CAN be a Disciple.


Apistos
, on,
I. Pass., not to be trusted, and so:
1. of persons and their acts, not trusty, faithless, “huperphialoi kai a.” Il.3.106; “theoisin t' ekhthre kai anthrōpoisin apiste” Thgn.601; “a. hōs gunaikeion genos” E.IT1298; “a. lēistores” Sammelb.4309.14 (iii B.C.); “doloplokiai” Thgn.226; “a. poiein tina” mistrusted, Hdt.8.22, cf. 9.98; “ta heautou pista a. poiein” X.An.2.4.7; “apistos hetaireias limēn” S.Aj.683; thrasei a. epairomenos by untrustworthy, groundless confidence, Th.1.120; shifty, unreliable, Pl.Lg.775d.
2. of reports and the like , incredible, dub. in Archil.74.5, cf. Pi.O.1.31, Hdt.3.80; “teras” A.Pr.832; “a. kai pera kluein” Ar.Av.418; “a. enomizon ei . .” Ph.2.556; to elpidōn a. undreamed of even in hope, S.Ph.868: Comp. “-oteros, logos” Aeschin. 3.59: Sup., “pistis apistotatē” And.1.67, cf. Pl.Ep.314b.
II. Act., mistrustful, incredulous, suspicious, “thumos de toi aien a.” Od.14.150; “ōta . . apistotera ophthalmōn” less credulous, Hdt.1.8; a. pros Philippon distrustful towards him, D.19.27; a. ei . . sautō
ayou do not believe what you say yourself, Pl.Ap.26e; “ēthē a.” Id.Lg.705a; to a., = apistia, Th.8.66; “doulois pōs ouk apiston;” Gorg.Pal.11.
b. in NT, unbelieving, 1 Ep.Cor.6.6, al.
2.  isobedient, disloyal, S.Fr. 627: c. gen., A.Th.876; ekhein apiston . . anarkhian polei, i.e. anarkhian ekhein apeithousan polei, ib.1035, cf. E.IT1476.
III. Adv. apistōs:
1. Pass., beyond belief, “a. epi to muthōdes eknenikēkota” Th. 1.21; ouk a. not incredibly, Arist.Rh.Al.1438a22,1438b2.
2. Act., distrustfully, suspiciously, Th.3.83; “a. tina diatheinai” D.20.22.
b. treacherously, Ph.1.516.
 

Study for the Week--or Day--as need arises.

One researcher has found that most church division (sectarianism) is created by those who impose forms of music into the church. While no one will ever wean most churches from singing, it is a historical fact that singing as an ACT or liturgy was not added until about the year 373.  The second reason for discord was using human compositions to replace the Biblical Text for teaching. All of the church "fathers" and founders of denominations repudiate music as proof that one has no interest in quietly listening to God speak through His Word.  Not even the Catholic church conducted worship with "congregational singing and organ accompaniment."

Those who attempt to impose "styles" of singing with or without instruments rest their case on the Jewish Monarchy.  God had virtually abandoned them nationally because of musical idolatry at Mount Sinai (Acts 7). When they demanded to live under a national (Gentile) system God understood that they wanted to worship like the Gentiles.  Therefore, God gave them kings in His anger and took them awway in His anger as He abandoned them to Assyrian and Babylonian captivity.

All of the proof texts used all defenders of "SET A PASTOR OVER US"use the Kings and Sacrificial system as their authority for deliberately sowing discord to add the sacrificial "exorcism" noise (never calleld music).  Therefore, they use the PATTERNISM of God's abandonment as the legalistic patternism for the modern church. Because the church is an ekklesia, synagogue or school of the Bible, this is proof that people have left the Word of God.

So, was the sacrificial system a good thing to impose on the nation? False preachers say it gives them authority to make you into servants or slaves. If God contradicts them then you need to cast out the moneychangers.

They ALL claim that the Holy Spirit PERSON gave them authority, but the Spirit OF Christ refutes them.

Neh 9:20 Thou gavest also THY good spirit to instruct them, and withheldest not thy manna from their mouth, and gavest them water for their thirst.
But Jeshurun [Israelites] waxed fat, and kicked: thou art waxen fat, thou art grown thick, thou art covered with fatness; then he forsook God (Elowahh singular) which made him,
         and lightly esteemed the Rock of his salvation. De.32:15

This ROCK was Christ and the gift of the "spirit" was the spiritual food and water.

And were all baptized unto Moses in the cloud and in the sea; 1 Cor 10: 2
And did all eat the same spiritual meat; 1 Cor 10:3

And did all drink the same spiritual drink: for they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them:
        and that Rock was Christ. 1 Cor 10:4

The GOOD SPIRIT was the Same Spirit OF Christ.  Making the Spirit OF God into another "person" better qualified for cleaning up the earth is to despise the One Supreme God of the universe.

> "For this reason, the Holy Spirit has frequently been personified in Scripture, identifying it with God, and so it is personified as he.   "However, if the Holy Spirit were actually a person it should be rendered as he in every place where the word is referred to; but it is not.

It is sometimes rendered in the neuter. In Romans 8:16, Paul writes: "The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit." The neuter, itself is used, and this is in accord with the Greek text, as any Greek scholar will acknowledge.

"To personify inanimate objects is normal in Scripture. Wisdom is represented as a woman (Proverbs 9:1), mammon is described as a friend (Luke 16:9), sin is personified as a slave-owner (Romans 6:16), the Holy Spirit as a comforter (John 14:26), expressing the spirit of Truth. So Micah declared: "I am full of power by the spirit of the Lord" (Micah 3:8). The prophets were moved by the spirit to record the Scriptures (Nehemiah 9:20; 2 Peter 1:21), and God used the same means to speak to Israel through His Son (Hebrews 1: 1). 

> "Personification.-- This is a figure of speech by which inanimate beings are spoken of as animated, or endowed with life and volition; animals are endowed with feelings akin to those of men.

"This is well suited to an imaginary condition of mind, and therefore frequently employed in Hebrew Scriptures. Indeed, it is now a staple in the market of communication, and we use it so commonly ourselves that whe have almost ceasted to speak of it as a figure of speech." (Prof. D. R. Dungan, Hermeneutics, p. 324, Gospel Light Publishing)
> "For God is rational, and Reason was first in Him; and so all things were from Himself... because also Word itself consists of Reason, which it thus proves to have been the prior existence as being its own substance.... He became also the Son of God, and was begotten when He proceeded forth from Him (Tertullian from chs. 5,7).
Persona. (Plural: personae.) Latin word translated as "person." Tertullian used this word in his trinitarian formula, "una substantia et tres personae" ("three persons in one substance").
Early Latin usage did not restrict the word to its modern meaning of a self-conscious being. At that time, it could mean a mask worn by an actor, a role in a drama, or a legal party to a contract.
"Again--Some will say, What does the expression Holy Spirit mean? Well, in scripture it stands first for God the Holy Spirit, and secondly for the holy mind or spirit of a believer--for illustration, take Peter's words to Ananias, "Why has Satan tempted you to lie to the Holy Spirit; you have not lied to men, but to God," (the Holy Spirit.) And the Saviour says, How much more will your heavenly Father give a holy spirit (as it should be translated) to those that ask him. Again--Praying in a holy spirit. Again--Paul says he approved himself God's servant "by knowledge, by long sufferings, by kindness, by a holy spirit'" by a mind innocent of the love of gain, or commerce, or sensuality. Walter Scott Early Restoration Movement leader.
Yet many years didst thou forbear them, and testifiedst against them by THY spirit in thy prophets: yet would they not give ear: therefore gavest thou them into the hand of the people of the lands. Neh 9:30

The SPIRIT in the Prophets was the Same Christ who spoke ONLY through the prophets and later apostles: modern preachers and elders are neither.  All of the prophets directly contradict their claim that the "spirit person" lives literally inside of the body and gives them permission to twist the Scriptures.  Notice some of the proofs that John who wrote about "another" Comforter said that His name was Jesus Christ the Righteous who lives in the mind or spirit BY FAITH and not literally.
> But even unto this day, when Moses is read, the vail is upon their heart. 2 Cor 3:15
Nevertheless, when it shall turn [baptized] to the Lord, the vail shall be taken away. 2 Cor 3:16
Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. 2 Cor 3:17
        But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory OF the Lord,
        are changed into the same image from glory to glory,
        even as by the Spirit OF the Lord. 2 Cor 3:18

> Searching what, or what manner of time the Spirit OF Christ which was in them [prophets] did signify, when IT testified beforehand the sufferings OF Christ, and the glory that should follow. 1 Peter 1: 11

       Unto whom it was revealed, that not unto themselves,
        but unto us they did minister the things,
        which are now reported unto you by them

that have preached the gospel unto you with the Holy Spirit sent down from heaven; which things the angels desire to look into. 1 Peter 1: 12

The Spirit is ministered by preaching: Spirit is received by hearing.

> Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation 2 Pet 1:20
        For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man:
        but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Spirit 2 Pet 1:21

> And I fell at his feet to worship him. And he said unto me, See thou do it not: I am thy fellowservant, and of thy brethren that have the testimony of Jesus: worship God: for the testimony of Jesus IS the spirit of prophecy. Rev 19:10

Blaspheming the Spirit OF Christ, here is what they INTEND to do TO you!

Neither have our kings, our princes, our priests, nor our fathers, kept thy law,
        nor hearkened unto thy commandments and thy testimonies,
        wherewith thou didst testify against them. Neh 9:34

For they have not served thee in their kingdom,
       
and in thy great goodness that thou gavest them,
        and in the large and fat land which thou gavest before them,
        neither turned they from their wicked works
. Neh 9:35

Behold, we are servants this day,
        and for the land that thou gavest unto our fathers to eat the fruit thereof
        and the good thereof, behold, we are servants in it: Neh 9:36

And it yieldeth much increase unto the kings
        whom thou hast set over us because of our sins:

        also they have dominion over our bodies, and over our cattle,
        at their pleasure, and we are in great distress. Neh 9:37

When the elders fire God and demand "set a king over us" (senior preacher) everyone knows that the kings will take your lands, your tithes, your sons and daughters to give to their beloveds who head up "ministeries" over various fractions of the "nation." In this, the elders LOST their authority and became slaves to the senior minister.

Why would they fool you as the LEGALISTIC PATTERNISM of bondage? In the words of a famous president: "Because I could."

There was no MUSIC in the national worship until AFTER the Kings took control. The Levitical Warrior Musicians served the kings and not God.  This was always a loud MARK that people had been abandoned by God.

Ken Sublett

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