Jeff Walling Instrumental Music in Worship

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

Neither Christian Church members not Churches of Christ are represented by institutions or wannabe institutions trying to speak where the Bible repudiates. For instance all of my retired life has witnessed the word SECTARIAN as a "IMAGE" to lie, cheat and steal congregations. Godly Bible Disciples could never do that.  Scripture specificially marks those who were OF OLD and predestined to reject the LOGOS or Regulative Principle:

The Bad News for the "Progressive" Inclusives:

2Pet. 2:1 But there were false prophets also among the people,
        even as there shall be false teachers among you,
        who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, 
        even denying the Lord that bought them,
        and bring upon themselves swift destruction.

Paul outlawed self pleasure: Areskos or Placeo including all performing arts Jesus called hypocrites: speakers for hire (hirelings), singers or instrument players. They are the MARK of people who do not intend to speak "that which is written for our learning" and people who do not intend to obey the Word, Logos or Regulative Principle.

WHAT IS A HERETIC OR SECTARIAN? Doctors of the law, says Jesus "take away the key to knowledge" and "music means to make the lambs dumb before the slaughter." It certainly seems to work among the Latest Spawn of Doctors of the Law who lack reading ability and minimal ethics: selling learning at retail is corrupting the Word because God will not let His Word be sold: the same word defines prostitutes and fish mongers.

Who infiltrated and intends to lie, cheat and steal your property and flock? No one can find anything so vile and blasphemous in the historic church commanded not to engage in "vocal or instrumental rejoicing or self-speak" when the church (ekklesia) assembled (synagogued) to Rest (school), read and rehearse the Word of God. That is the ONE PIECE PATTERN because the Lord's Supper is a teaching activity which SHOULD cause men and women to sit down and be silent.

Pareis-agō  lead in by one's side, bring forward, introduce, of persons brought into a public assembly,
2. with a notion of secrecy, p. tous Galatas eis Eruka introduce, admit them into the city, Plb.2.7.8, cf. 1.18.3.
introduce into a poem or narrative, “kindunous” [Catamite] introduce doctrines, customs,
“haireseis” 2 Ep.Pet. 2.1 :—Pass., “mousikēn pareisēkhthai tois anthrōpois

Heresy as Ariskos in Romans 15 means to plot to "Choose other people's property for your own." Doest thous Rob Temples? Go to it: Scripture says that strong delusions or religious performances claimed to be from or for God is the result of STRONG DELUSIONS. The REST Jesus giveth and the progressives Taketh away.

How to MARK the Sectarian who infiltrates and diverts your congregation:

pauō  bring to an end, stop or silence by death, take one's rest, cease, have done, of one singing or speaking. , take one's rest, “eni klisiē” Il.24.17, cf. Hdt.9.52, etc.; cease, have done, Il.8.295, Od.4.103, etc.; of one singing or speaking, 17.359, Hdt.7.8.d

“pausai pharmakopōlōn” [Sorcery Reve 18:23] hinder, keep back, or give one rest, from a thing, p  thamurin [Lying Wonders] aoidēs, tōn epithumiōn” [Lust] rest or cease from a thing klaggēs  [clanging brass]
pres. part., stop a person from leave off doing . . , hoth' hupnos heloi, pausaito te nēpiakheuōn when he stopped playing, Il.22.502, cf. A.Pr.615, Ag.1047, Hdt.1.133

Rick Atchley was the first one to boast that "we took our youth to hear the best "christian bands" (an oxymoron]: we taught our youth to LEAVE OUR MOVEMENT."

As a Purpose Driven Sectarians or Heretics they are INTENTIONAL DRIVEN (predestined says the text from old) in a frantic sense proven to because 'the devil knows that his KAIROS is short." Kairos is the demon son of Zeus and Khronos at just the right time.


History notes that "evil men set their lies to melodies to deceive the simple minded,"
Mousi^kos  A.musical, “agōnes m. kai gumnikoi
II. of persons, skilled in music, musical, professional musicians, mousikos kai melōn poētēs
III. of things, elegant, delicate, “brōmata hēdion  kuknōn Swan Metaphor , minstrel, bard, sacred to Apollon, Abaddon

melos , speaks of MUSICAL MELODY: it means to break a text "limb by limb" or dismember. Cantillation is breaking the text into syllables and the SPEAKING it which is the opposite of ODE. 2. music to which a song is set, tune, Arist.Po.1450a14; WITHOUT rhuthmos, WITHOUT metron
3. melody of an instrument, “phormigx [ Apoollon's lyre] d' au phtheggoith' hieron m. ēde kai aulos”

The Good News for the "Progressive" Inclusives:

2Pet. 2:2 And many [polus far the most, ecumenical] shall follow their pernicious ways; [aselgeia licetiousnes, jubris, insolence, demagogue]
        by reason of whom the WAY [
hodos pattern] of TRUTH shall be evil spoken of.[blasphemabitur]

The Bad News for the "Progressive" Inclusives:

2Pet. 2:3 And through covetousness shall they with feigned WORDS make merchandise of you:
        whose judgment now of a long time lingereth not, and their damnation slumbereth not.

Revelation 18 says that the craftsmen [staff-parasites], speakers, singers, instrument players are SORCERERS who HAD ONCE deceived the Whole World and they will finally be CAST ALIVE INTO THE LAKE OF FIRE.

OF THE SELF-PLEASURE PAUL OUTLAWED IN ROMANS 14-15 not related to that which is written for our  LEARNING.

A SECTARIAN in a remote sense is one who has the power to choose what they will do and with whom they will do and what they will do. Christian liberty gives one the power to be a sectarian.

However, in the Greek language and real examples, a heretic is one WHO CHOOSES to take your property by force.

Pro-airesis , e๔s, h๊, choosing one thing before another, wrongs done from malice prepense, contrary to one's purpose, 3. in political language, deliberate course of action, 5. political party, b. sect or school of music, philosophy

Hairesis  I. a taking especially, esp. of a town, a taking for oneself,
4. a sect, school, etc.: esp. a religious sect, such as the Sadducees and Pharisees, NTest.5. a heresy,
Pharisaios 1 a Pharisee, Separatist (from pharash, to distinguish),
one of a sect who separated themselves from other Jews as affecting superior holiness.
Phrik-๔d๊s , es, attended with shivering, b. inspiring religious awe

Jesus identified them as HYPOCRITES by pointing to speakers, singers and instrument players.
And the audience who would be attracted just for the entertainment. A musical instrument is defined
as "a machine for inducing the shock and awe in battle or in RELIGION.
Haire๔ Il.; hair, tina kheiros to take one by the hand,
A. Act., take with the hand, grasp, seize, having taken up [the song], Od.8.500.

2. take away II. take, get into one's poweroverpower, kill, of passions,
catch, take, z๔on [ZOE: take away life] helein Il.21.102 ; take in huntingget into one's power, entrap,

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

Hairetos verb. adj. of haireō

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

Homer, Odyssey The muses were taught by Apollo

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

10.07.14   Jeff Walling a very theatrical kind of guy Dares to Dance with God.  To bad but that is the LADED BURDEN Jesus died to remove along with the professional BURDEN LADERS. Ancient civil societies never permitted a poet, song writer or actor to be a kerusso (herald preacher) because they couldn't resist opening the vital message from the king to the field commander and rewrite the instructions in his own image. Neither was this hypocritic band of speakers, singers or instrument players allowed to write TRUE history. Jesus said that God HIDES from the wise or sophists: speakers for hire, singers, instrument players, actors or dancers.

Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Matthew 11:28

The rest of us are tired of having burden laders rise again after Jesus put them on the unimployed role:


Tired of: 

orkheomai , dōsō toi Tegeēn possikroton orkhēsasthai to dance in or on, Orac. ap. Hdt. 1.66, cf. Lakōnika skhēmatia orkheisthai dance Laconian steps, Id.6.129 ; “o. pros ton aulon skhēmata” Id.Smp.7.5 , “tōn humnōn hoi men ōrkhounto hoi de ouk ōrkhounto” Ath.14.631d.

III. Act. orkheō , make to dance (v. Pl.Cra.407a), is used by Ion Trag.50, ek tōn aelptōn mallon ōrkhēsen phrenas made my heart leap (so codd. Ath., ōrkhēsai Nauck); but orkēsi in Ar.Th.1179 is a barbarism for orkhētai.

Rest From;
, 2. perform religious service, minister, “epi tōn hierōn” D.H.2.22; “ Kuriō” Act.Ap.13.2, etc. (Written lit- in Rev.Et.Anc.32.5 (Athens, i B.C.), etc., cf. leitourgion, leitourgos.

Psallo was used for the first time in history in 1878 to claim that God commanded Instrumental music: this claim commanded some to deliberately sow discord in trying to force people to conform. 

  1. If you say that not using instruments in the School of the Word from the wilderness onward is just an evil, sectarian, patternist TRADITION imposed by churches of Chrit.
  2. And the Bible rejects any vocal or instrumental excitement in the synagogue--ekklesia and Al Maxey became instrumental sectarians as late as 1878.
  3. Then the Spirit OF Christ in Jeremiah 23 says that you despise the Word and people and that word is BLASPHEMY against the Holy Spirit OF Christ and missed prepositions 101aa
  4. Contrary to "unity in diversity" meaning WE take YOUR property, Paul said that the cunning craftsmen or sophists (speakers, singers, instrument player, actor merchants" are LYING IN WAIT TO DECEIVE.

And when they began to sing and to praise, the Lord set AMBUSHMENTS against the children of Ammon, Moab, and mount Seir, which were come against Judah; and they were smitten. 2 Chron 20: 22

Ranah (h7439) raw-naw'; a prim. root; to whiz: - rattle.

He mocketh at fear, and is not affrighted; neither turneth he back from the sword. Job 39:22
quiver rattleth against him, the glittering spear and the shield. Job 39:23

[The Rule of the Trumpets: the trumpets] of alarm for all their service for the [ . . . ] for their commissioned men, 17[by tens of thousands and thousands and hundreds and fifties] and tens. Upon the t[rumpets . . . ]

[ . . . ] )8[ . . . ] 19[ . . . which ] 20 [,, . they shall write . . . the trumpets of Col. 3 the battle formations, and the trumpets for assembling them when the gates of the war are opened so that the infantry might advance, the trumpets for the signal of the slain, the trumpets of 2 the ambush, the trumpets of pursuit when the enemy is defeated, and the trumpets of reassembly when the battle returns.

2 Chron 20:23 For the children of Ammon and Moab stood up against the inhabitants of mount Seir, utterly to slay and destroy them: and when they had made an end of the inhabitants of Seir, every one helped to destroy another.

"The priests shall blow the trumpets of massacre, and the Levites and all the blowers of the ram's horn shall sound a battle alarm,

and the foot soldiers shall stretch out their hands against the host...
and at the
sound of the alarm they shall begin to bring down the slain.
All the people shall cease their
........... but the priests shall continue to blow the trumpets of massacre."  - War Scroll

"And on the banner of the ten they shall write, "Songs of joy for God on the ten-stringed harp," 
and the name of the chief of the ten and the names of the nine men in his command."

All of the Doctors of theLaw missed Bible 101a since there is no command, example or remote inference of any congregational singing with or without instruments in the entire Bible.  Singing as an ACT was imposed from Syria c. ad 373 after Constantine allowed preachers to be paid for the first time in recorded history.  This was chanting by syllables the human-compositions.  This split the east from the western churches.

There is no command, example or remote inference of congregational singing (unison) without instruments until John Calvin permitted some psalms only to be rewritten and set to a simple melody: melody is not harmony.

The Bible and recorded history uses musical instruments which made a sound which spooked the superstitious then and now as the MARK of people called hypocrites of men who had no intention of obeying the wilderness onward command to PREACH the Word (only) by READING the Word on the REST days with no mediating clergy identified in all religions as parasites.  Any audience you can sell a TICKET for attendance are also hypocrites because they have no intention of obeying the command to elders to "teach that which has been taught."

No one tried to justify sowing discord by imposing the organ (only, we promise) until the Disciples in the year 1878 which sectarianized the Disciples-Christians but NOT Churches of Christ.  Jesus used the SOP to identify Judas as the musical deceiver (Psalm 41) or son of perdition.  SOP and PSALLO have the same root meaning and in 1878 it was the MARK prophesied in Revelation 17f of the "lusted after fruits" as craftsmen, singers and instrument players John called SORCERERS who HAD deceived the whole world. Instruments and Burning are always connected and the Sorcerers and Dogs will be (have been) CAST ALIVE INTO THE LAKE OF FIRE and punished for ever and ever.

The Spirit of Christ identified Lucifer (Zoe and Eve as practiced) as the singing and harp playing prostitute who had been cast as profane (Chalal, Halal) into the garden of Eden.  In Isaiah 30 Christ alerts us to the fact that the MARKS of God driving His enemies into "hell" will be the same wind, string and percussion instruments.
  1. We may not know how long is for ever and ever.
  2. We may not know the exact meaning of HELL or the Lake of Fire.
  3. We can be dogmatically certain that the CAST people are those who HAD forever tried to silence the voice of God in the prophets and apostles through Christ.
  4. Read any recent article or listen to any sermon and you will discover that mighty mouths for hire make certain that Jesus doesn't get a word in edgewise nor that any cultified member is liberated to enjoy the REST from the Scribes  and Pharisees, hypocrites nor believe that "your money was your own." The "lord" cannot use it.
The Confessed Attack of Musical Agents Identical to the c. ad 2000 Prophecy Fulfilled
The Lord called thy name, A green olive tree, fair, and of goodly fruit:
        with the noise of a great tumult he hath kindled fire upon it,
        and the branches of it are broken
. Jer 11:16

vox , “theatrum ita resonans, ululantique voce canere, [halal]
I.a voice, sound, tone, cry, call.  “deripere lunam vocibus,” with charms, incantations, siderā excantata [utter melodious notes, to sing, sound, play.] voce Thessalā,” incantation Music is sorcery or witchcraft always connected to BURNING
ignis Fire-starter or song-starter ore dabat pleno carmina vera dei


For the Lord of hosts, that planted thee, hath pronounced evil against thee,
        for the evil of the house of Israel and of the house of Judah,
        which they have done against themselves to provoke me to anger
        in offering incense unto Baal
. Jer 11:17

Jer 11:18 And the Lord hath given me knowledge of it, and I know it:
        then thou showedst me their doings.

Jer 11:19 But I was  like a lamb or an ox that is brought to the slaugher;
and I knew not that they had devised devices against me,
saying, Let us destroy
the tree with the fruit thereof, and let us cut him off from the land of the living, that his name may be no more remembered.

mansŭesco ,
I. Act., to tame, to make tame B. Trop., to render mild, gentle, or peaceable: gentes mild, soft, gentle, quiet
“nam me jam ab orationibus dijungo fere, referoque ad mansuetiores Musas,” Cic. Fam. 1, 9, 23: “ira,” Ov. Tr. 3, 6, 23
Mūsa , ae, f., = Mousa, I.a  muse, one of the goddesses [male or female] of poetry, music,
“Musarum delubra,” Cic. Arch. 11, 27: “hic Musarum parens domusque Pieria, Mela, 2, 3, 2: crassiore Musā,
A. A song, a poem: “musa procax,” Hor. C. 2, 1, 37 bold, locutio,” Cat. 61, 126: “sermo shameless, impudent, “mulier meretrix et procax
Dumb means the inability to MEDITATE on what is going on. 

The command is to SPEAK the Word and MEDITATE in the heart: not to make music.
Cogitation in a rational sense can be stopped by (d). With de: “cogitavit etiam de Homeri carminibus abolendis, = retard or to check the growth of; hence, in a more extended sense, to destroy, efface, abolish = Homeri carmin
Jer 11:20 But, O Lord of hosts, that judgest righteously,
        that triest the reins and the heart, let me see thy vengeance on them:
        for unto thee have I revealed my cause.

Jer 11:21 Therefore thus saith the Lord of the men of Anathoth, that seek thy life, saying,
        Prophesy not in the name of the Lord, that thou die not by our hand:

Jer 11:22 Therefore thus saith the Lord of hosts,
        Behold, I will punish them: the young men shall die by the sword;
        their sons and their daughters shall die by famine:

Jer 11:23 And there shall be no remnant of them:
       for I will bring evil upon the men of Anathoth, even the year of their visitation.

Aristot. Nic. Eth. 1175b.1

But things that are akin to things of different kinds must themselves differ in kind.
        [3] A still clearer proof may be drawn
        from the hindrance that activities
        receive from the pleasure derived from other activities.

For instance, persons fond of the flute
        cannot give their attention
to a philosophical discussion [The LOGOS or Regulative Principle]
        when they overhear someone playing the flute,
        because they enjoy music more than the activity in which they are engaged;
                therefore the pleasure afforded by the music of the flute
                impairs the activity of study.

[4] The same thing occurs in other cases when a man tries to do two things at once; the pleasanter activity drives out the other, the more so if it is much more pleasant,
         until the other activity ceases altogether.

Hence, when we enjoy something very much, we can hardly do anything else; and when we find a thing only mildly agreeable, we turn to some other occupation; for instance, people who eat sweets at the theater do so
especially when the acting is bad.

5] And since our activities [of the flute] are sharpened, prolonged and improved by their own pleasure, and impaired by the pleasures of other activities, it is clear that pleasures differ widely from each other. In fact alien pleasures have almost the same effect on the activities as their own pains; since,
        when an activity causes pain, this pain destroys it,
         for instance, if a person finds writing or doing sums unpleasant and irksome;
for he stops writing or doing sums, because the activity is painful.
IF you have an APT elder their first job is to eject the cunning craftsmen or sophists: they are speakers for hire, singers, instrument players or actors. Jesus said that God HIDES from them. School of the Word is not possible because THEY ARE LYING IN WAIT TO DECEIVE.

Stark: Who put the twelfth commandment into God's law, saying, "Thou shalt not have an instrument of music in the congregation of the saints?"  David [Lipscomb], the destructive critic, when, like the "man of sin," he sits in the temple of God, says: "Thou shalt not."  That is the corner stone of his departure--the foundation of his schism.  Their church is built upon it, and a few old fogies have made it a test of fellowship.  God will shake their thunder out of them and put some lightning into them one of these days. [p.28]

Robert Ballard and the NACC:  To refuse to PERMIT that which God Himslef has (P93) SAID TO USE. To forbid their use, where God has  SAID TO USE THEM, as in Eph. 5:19 and Col. 3:16 is flagrant sin (Rev 22:18:19)
While Churches of Christ were never part of the Disciples of Christ O.E. Payne first collected the "psallo" proofs from somewhere: He said

"Henceforth we must unite in agreeing that if we forego musical instruments we cannot  conform to the divine injunction to psallein" (Instrumental Music Is Scriptural, p. 172)

Of course, psallein is never used in polite society.
"Being very talented, he could play on the harp [epsallen] with the bare hand without a plectrum." -The Deiphnosphists, IV. 183-184, Tr. by Gulick Bk. 4, Sec. 183 D.

"Aristoxenus says that the magadis and the PECTIS may be played without a plectrum, by simply plucking [psalmou] with the fingers....

Again, Phrynichus says in The Phoenician Women,
        'With plucking [psalmoisin] of the strings
        they sing [aeidontes] their lays in answering strains."

-The Deiphnosphists, XIV. 635, Translated by Gulick, Vol. 6, p. 427.

"The psaltery (psalterion, saltere, sauterie, Psalterium, Psalter, salterio) is an ancient instrument seen in many forms. Early versions were simply a wooden board with gut strings stretched between pegs. The strings were plucked with fingers or by plectra (the name might have derived from the Greek psallein meaning plucked with fingers).

"The name of psaltery entered Christian literature in the 3rd century B.C. translation of the Old Testament called the Septuagint where, in the Psalms, nebel was translated psalterion. Thus, Nebuchadnezzar's idolatrous ensemble included the Aramic psantria. Notice, also, that the book of Psalms has also become known as the Psalter (or psalterium), from the hymns sung with this harp. Source
Cyrus was told how to "make the captive men helpless" rather than kill them. Heredotus records history:

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 King set over us:

-[4] Ludoisi de sungn๔m๊n ech๔n tade autoisi epitaxon, h๔s m๊te aposte๔si m๊te deinoi toi e๔si: apeipe men sphi pempsas hopla ar๊ia m๊ ekt๊sthai, keleue de spheas kith๔nas -[khiton  David's garment] te hupodunein toisi heimasi kai kothornous hupodeesthai, proeipe d' autoisi -kitharizein te kai psallein kai kap๊leuein [prostitutes, petty trade, playing tricks, corrupting] paideuein tous paidas. kai tache๔s spheas ๔ basileu gunaikas ant' andr๔n opseai gegonotas, h๔ste ouden deinoi toi esontai m๊ aposte๔si."

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

-Kithariz๔ 1 [kitharis] to play the cithara, phormingi [Apollo, Abaddon, Apollyon] kitharize Il., Hes.; lur๊i eraton kithariz๔n 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 , e๔s, h๊, playing on the cithara, Pl.Prt.325e; k. psil๊, i.e. without the voice, Id.Lg.669e, cf. Pae.Delph.15; aul๊sis kai k. Phld.Mus.p.23 K.

Isn't it an insult to the Spirit of Christ and Paul to say that they were not smart enough to use one of the single words or compound word even simple would understand?

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.

-Arass๔ ,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, 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

[11] Bring me the fennel, rattle the cymbals, ye Muses! put in my hand the wand of Dionysos whom I sing: but bring me a partner for your dance in the neighbouring island of Paros, Proteus of many turns, that he may appear in all his diversity of shapes, since I twang my harp to a diversity of songs.
        For if, as a serpent, he should glide along his winding trail,
        I will sing my god’s achievement, how with ivy-wreathed wand
        he destroyed the horrid hosts of Giants serpent-haired.

Was the Spirit of Christ too stupid to command that we Twang (psallo) a Harp and Sing "that which is written for our learning?"

Nonn 1.[439] “Let’s have a friendly match, if you like. Come on, you make music and sound your reedy tune, I will crash my thundery tune. You puff our your cheek all swollen with wind, and blow with your lips, but Boreas is my blower, and my thunderbolts boom when his breath flogs them. Drover, I will pay you for your pipes: for when I shall hold the sceptre instead of Zeus, and drive the heavenly throne, you shall come with me; leave the earth and I will bring you to heaven pipes and all, with your flock too if you like, you shall not be parted from your herd.

Nonn 1.[326f] The professional cattle-lifter may think he is catching a bull and steal his own father! He may give his harp once again to your son Phoibos, [Apollo, Abaddon, Apollyon] as price for the ravisher ravished. But what can I do? If only Argos were still alive, shining all over with sleepless eyes, that he might be Hera’s drover, and drag Zeus to some inaccessible pasture, and prod his flanks with a crook!’”
486] “You liked the little tune of my pipes, when you heard it; tell me, what would you do when I strike [psallo] out a hymn of victory on the harp of seven strings, to honour your throne? Indeed, I matched myself against Phoibos with his heavenly quill, and beat him with my own harp

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.

Therefore, the Greek translation uses a word which, in their culture, meant a song which could be sung with a psalterium.
Jeff Walling is approved by the NACC because he works actively to help impose what they call "instrumental music worship."  The NACC -- a sectarian split from the Disciples of Christ from 1927 and finalized in 1971 continued to promote the idea that Churches of Christ was a sect of the Disciples beginning in 1906 when the only thing that happened was the refusal to let the Disciples COUNT the members of Churches of Christ in Tennessee in their Denominational structure. The fact is that the Reformers led by Alexander Campbell and others were converting fellow Baptists to teach some fundamental facts.

SEE how Jeff Walling told the NACC how he TRANSISTIONED HIS church to instrumental "worship" after the NACC transistioned Jeff Walling

Thou has Turned My Mourning into Dancing. Perhaps by God's design, they didn't read enough to understand that this is the GENDER mark well documented by Christ in Isaiah 3.

Jeff Walling Daring to Dance with God One
Jeff Walling Daring to Dance with God Two
Jeff Walling Daring to Dance with God Three

Check.gif Jeff Walling Instrumental Music in Worship.  The problem with preachers getting their information from other preachers intent on converting them is that they never get around to reading the story line and defining words. Jesus said that parables had hidden the truth from the Scribes and Pharisees from the foundation of the world. He called them hypocrites (actors) by referring to the Ezekiel version byChrist who named slick speakers, singers and instrument players.

Check.gif   Jeff Walling Winterfest 2013 Denies that Scripture replaces BEING LED BY THE LORD.  The leaders of this effort claim that they expose YOUR youth to lots of musical bands TO TEACH THEM TO LEAVE YOUR MOVEMENT.

Check.gif  Jeff Walling and Women in Ministry.  Paul claims to be led by Jesus into all truth. Paul denies BOTH the women and Jeff Walling etal ANY role in a Biblical School of Christ. Since Jeff is LEAD without the Scriptures and any other source of material he does NOT know "all about Eve" as did Paul and any reader of the Word. The command is to PREACH the Word by READING the Word for Comfort and Doctrine.

The PATTERN for the use of instruments is based on "a" spirit telling the discorders that when the Levites "stood in ranks" to execute any godly person who came near, that this was THEIR saying that God commanded instrumental praise (whatever that might be). Ceremonial praise singing is the world's OLDEST profession thinking that their silliness could appease or even seduce the "gods."

  1. If you say that when God turned the Levites over to worship the starry host and sentenced them to beyond Babylon.
  2. That He told the preachers that this is God's command for Instrumental Praise in the church
  3. Then, you are one of the MANY corrupting the word or selling learning at wholesale and are TASKED to lead as many as possible into the Lake of Fire where rhetoricians, singers and instrument players are consigned for being God's enemy. Isaiah 30 by Christ, Revelation 15f by Jesus.
  1. If you say that the word PSALLO commands instruments.
  2. When the Spirit and Paul and Silly Sally knew that you need a COMPOUND word to define both PLAY and a named INSTRUMENT.
  3. Then you may be guilty of saying that the Holy Spirit of Christ and Paul were just too illiterate and left you a legalistic loophole so you can get away with doing what God hates: music in the temples and people who sow discord.
  4. That is defined as BLASPHEMING the Holy Spirit OF Christ in Jeremiah 23
See the points of blaspheming in Instrumental Music in Worship?

Such people do not know the meaning of  Qahal, Synagogue, Ekklesia or The Church of Christ (the Rock) in the wilderness. It is defined as a place to REST from whatever the self-speakers who have no Role and no Biblical Dole want to lade on to you along with "a tax not in time of War."

The do not know that the UNIQUE Worship word for the Godly people from the wilderness onward and that defined and exampled by Jesus, clearly defined inclusively and exclusively as to GIVE HEAD to the Word of Christ in the Prophets and Apostles. That is the ONLY edifying or EDUCATING resource a Godly preacher will ever use.
1Tim. 4:13 Till I come, give attendance to [public] reading, to exhortation [comfort], to doctrine.
1Tim. 4:14 Neglect not the gift that is in thee,
        which was given thee by prophecy, [by teaching]
        with the laying on of the hands of the presbytery.
1Tim. 4:15 Meditate upon these things;
        give thyself wholly to them;
        that thy profiting may appear to all.
Psallo never in recorded history meant musical melody.  Jesus and Paul would have used MELOS or other words which speak of musical melody  which has NOT RELATIONSHIP to harmony.

In parallel passages melos is not used but  the following.
G3191 meletaō mel-et-ah'-o From a presumed derivative of G3199 ; to take care of, that is, (by implication) revolve in the mind:--imagine, (pre-) meditate.

G3199 melō mel'-o A primary verb; to be of interest to, that is, to concern (only third person singular present indicative used impersonally it matters):--(take) care.

Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom;
teaching and
admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs,
singing with
grace [the effect of the Word] IN your hearts to the Lord Col 3:16

2Timothy 4:4 And they shall turn away their ears from the truth,
        and shall be turned unto fables.
FABLES TO FOOL: Fābŭla , ae, f. fari,
B.  Of particular kinds of poetry.
1.  Most freq., a dramatic poem, drama, play (syn.: “ludus, cantus, actio, etc.): in full, fabula scaenica,”  “or, theatralis,” id. 14, 6, 20: “fabula ad actum scenarum composita, ”fabulam, quae versatur in tragoediis atque carminibus non a veritate modo [melod]

  Cantus , ūs, m. id., I. the production of melodious sound, a musical utterance or expression, either with voice or instrument; hence, song, singing, playing,
1. With the voice, a singing, song; in full, cantus vocum, Cic. Rosc. Am. 46, 134: “fit etiam saepe vocum gravitate et cantibus ut pellantur animi, etc.,
2. With instruments, a playing, music: “citharae,” “horribili stridebat tibia cantu,” Cat. 64, 264: “querulae tibiae,  “lyrae,” Plin. 34, 8, 19, ง 72: “tibicine

FABLES TO FOOL:   Scaenĭcus (scen- ), a, um, adj., = skēnikos, I. of or belonging to the stage, scenic, dramatic, theatrical (class.) stage-plays, theatrical representations, “fabula,” a drama, Amm. 28, 1, 4: “organa,” Suet. Ner. 44: “coronae,” id. ib. 53: “habitus,” id. ib. 38: “gestus,” Cic. de Or. 3, 59, 220: “modulatio,” Quint. 11, 3, 57:
Gestures of an ōrātōrĭus , a, um, adj. orator. . Of or belonging to an orator, oratorical  II. Of or belonging to praying; hence, subst.: ōrātōrĭum , ii. n. (sc. templum), a place of prayer, an oratory 
When your Senior Pastor defeated the Elders who rarerly sow discord: Sure, there is no pattern of perfidity which is not pointed to in the natural culture always opposed to the WORD of God:
Suet. Nero 43  Upon assuming the fasces, after an entertainment at the palace, as he walked out of the room leaning on the arms of some of his friends, he declared, that as soon as he arrived in the province, he would make his appearance amongst the troops, unarmed, and do nothing but weep:
        and that, after he had brought the mutineers to repentance,
        he would, the next day, in the public rejoicings,
        sing songs of triumph,
which he must now,
        without loss of time, apply himself to compose.
Suet. Nero 44 In preparing for this expedition, his first care was to provide carriages for his musical instruments and machinery to be used upon the stage;
        to have the hair of the concubines he carried with him
        dressed in the fashion of men;
and to supply them with battle-axes, and Amazonian bucklers. He summoned the city-tribes to enlist;
        but no qualified persons appearing,
        he ordered all masters to send a certain number of slaves,
        the best they had, not excepting their stewards and secretaries.
He commanded the several orders of the people to bring in a fixed proportion of their estates, as they stood in the censor's books; all tenants of houses and mansions to pay one year's rent forthwith into the exchequer; and with unheard-of strictness, would receive only new coin of the purest silver and the finest gold; insomuch that most people refused to pay, crying out unanimously that he ought to squeeze the informers, and oblige them to surrender their gains.
1. scaē-nĭcus , i, m., a player, actor, Cic. Off. 1, 31, 114: “orator plurimum aberit a scaenico  2. scaenĭca , ae, f., a female player, an actress,
Orgănum , i, n., = organon,Of musical instruments, a pipe, Quint. 11, 3, 20; 9, 4, 10; Juv. 6, 3, 80; Vulg. Gen. 4, 21; id. 2 Par. 34, 12 et saep. an organ, water-organ: “organa hydraulica,” Suet. Ner. 41: aquatica, Mythogr. Lat. 3, 12.—Of a church-organ, Cass. Expos. in Psa. 150; Aug. Enarr. in Psa. 150, n. 7.—  B. Transf.: organum oris, the tongue of a man, Prud. steph
2Timothy 4:5 But watch thou in all things, endure afflictions,
        do the work of an evangelist, make full proof of thy ministry.
How the NACC working for 4 decades transistioned a few preachers into betraying their congregation.
Associated Press Religion Today By MURRAY EVANS03.30.2006, 12:06 PM

A 1906 kinda story; Jeff Walling!  The Fact is that The Campbells were Reformed Baptists and converted most to The Church of Christ. The Church of Christ were NEVER "UNITED" in any sense with the Disciples--Christian Churches.

Alexander Campbell said there could be NO unity before the 1832 meeting. Barton W. Stone boasted that a few men had JOINED the movements and yet said there could be no unity with the Campbells unless they changed the name to Christians and affirmed that people could be saved without baptism. Therefore, the 1906 statement is a falsehood and people attempt to UNITE ANTI-instrumental churches of Christ by forcing them to AFFIRM or CONFORM to the instrumental positions.

Jeff Walling: But the two groups have common roots. [not remotely true]

"I have struggled mightily with this. Not this moment, as much as getting to this moment over the last 20-plus years," said Walling, the pulpit minister for the Providence Road Church of Christ in Charlotte, N.C., during the Tulsa International Soul Winning Workshop. The annual meeting is one of the nation's largest gatherings for Churches of Christ members.

This year's workshop included independent Christian speakers, and prominent preachers from both groups shared keynote addresse

In 2004, the board of elders at an independent Christian church in suburban Seattle voted to merge with a nearby Church of Christ, a move the latter congregation's elders supported.

"Why did we get together? Because God wanted us to do it," said Milton Jones, the preaching minister at what is now known as the Northwest Church. "We were just trying to do what God wants us to do. We didn't feel like we had much of a choice."

Yes, there goes my 'Investment with the Lord." Milton Jones  mislead by Mike Cope etal achieved the NACC unity by lying about every "instrument passage" in recorded history. In all cases of unity--even if it takes almost three decades--the Purpose Driven Purpose is to "infiltrate and divert" a peaceable Church of Christ and turn it into a "christian Church." Milton Jones Came to Seattle with a VANGUARD Purpose Driven Goal.  He used the "proof texts" promoted before the NACC by O.E.Payne.  His list of psallo passages tempted a few instrumental churches to infiltrate the book into non-instrumental preachers. They lurched into a debate with N.B.Hardeman using Boswell on the word PSALLO
Of course, when you intend to SOW discord to justify being an INSTRUMENTAL SECT, you probably do blaspheme the Holy Spirit OF Christ by saying that He and Paul and recorded history before the Disciples in 1878 were TOO IGNORANT to know that the UNIVERSAL pattern is this:

The NACC has continued it's "unity meetings" but coming ready with a white paper listing all of the instruments by the Jacob-cursed and God-abandoned Levites proving that the 'Jews worshipped with instrumental music and God never changed His mind."
"During a panel discussion, which was moderated by Church Northrop  a question was asked about the scripturalness of instrumental music in worship. Northrop correctly affirmed such was not authorized and showed from Ephesians 5:19 and other Scriptures that acappella music is authorized.
        At this point Walling, who was not on the panel, came to the platform
        and in the presence of the young people literally pushed Northrop away from the podium
        and declared instrumental music in worship is simply 'a matter of opinion...a gray area.'
        Walling has continued to advocate that same position over the years.
Since Jeff derides Scripture and is "Led by the Lord" his RESPONSE to define  scripturalness DEMANDED that he quote a Scripture passage related to the Qahal, synagogue, ekklesia or Church of Christ (the ROCK) in the wilderness.

Since PSALLO was first used by the Disciples and Christian Churches as late as 1878 trying to justify the sectarianism, and is still used by some DEEP SEATED urge to use all available means and resources to FORCE instruments into churches of Christ who never recorded history knew that they were FORBIDDEN for those not decent and reverent enough to sit down and let the Spirit OF Christ speak for Himself.

Psallo is never and can never mean both PLUCK and A STRING which at the  ROOT is used to shoot a literal arrow or a Love Arrow.  The Psao words were used when the Septuagint or LXX was translated because they understood that the praises or "halals" were WARRIOR'S chants and intended to THREATEN the enemy if that did not turn coward and run they would be SODOMIZED and then killed to prove SUPERIORITY.
THE LATIN WORD -Psalmus , i, m., = psalmos, i. q. psalma,
I. a psalm (eccl. Lat.; cf.: carmen, hymnus), Vulg. Isa. 38, 20.--Esp., the Psalms of David

Other than SPEAKING that which is written for our LEARNING (not pagan worship) these PSAO (root of SOP) words point directly to the Apollo (Abaddon, Apollyon) from Egypt, Mount Sinai and in a church near you. His Musical Worship Girls (Muses Rev 18) were the LOCUSTS, sorcerers and dirty adulteresses.

The burdens or carmen: 

Carmen   declaim, praise; cf.: camilla, censeo], a tune, song; poem, verse; an oracular response, a prophecy; a form of incantation
1. In gen., a tune, song, air, lay, strain, note, sound, both vocal and instrumental (mostly poet.; in prose, instead of it, cantus; Also the sound of waves,

4. A response of an oracle, a prophecy, prediction
5. A magic formula, an incantation used by Circe (church) 

CHURCH: Circus , i, m., = kirkos [kindr. with krikos; Dor. kirkos, and kor๔n๊; cf.: kulinde๔, kullos, cirrus, curvus]. In or around the Circus many jugglers and soothsayers, etc., stationed themselves;

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:

ALL recorded history would use Pluck + a NAMED instrument which would not include a melody or rhythm.
OF: you MUST use compound words each instrument having a DEDICATED word. FOR INSTANCE:

-Psalmos , ho, twitching or twanging with the fingers, psalmoi tox๔n E.Ion173 (lyr.); tox๊rei psalm๔i [toxeusas] Id.HF1064 (lyr.).
2. the sound of the cithara or harp, Pi.Fr.125, cf. Phryn.Trag.11; “psalmos d' alalazei” A.Fr.57.7 (anap.); there were contests in to psallein,

Eur. Ion 144 [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? [175] Go away and bring up your offspring by the eddies of Alpheus, or go to the Isthmian grove, so that the offerings, and the temple of Phoebus, are not harmed. . . . and yet I am ashamed to kill you, [180] for to mortals you bear the messages of the gods; but I will be subject to Phoebus in my appointed tasks, and I will never cease my service to those who nourish me.

Psalmos also appears in the LXX as equivalent to the Hebrew word neginah [5058]. This Hebrew term is used to describe a wide variety of songs. Neginah is translated by psalmos in Lam 3:14 (song), in Lam 5:14 (music) and in Ps 69:12 (song). It is striking to observe that in the LXX translation of Lam 3:14 and Ps 69:12, psalmos, or its verbal form, is used for songs that are not only uninspired but are in fact the product of the wicked, even drunkards, who mocked God and His word. The Hebrew term neginah is used elsewhere in the Hebrew Scriptures of: the songs of the wicked, Job 30:9 (song); the inspired praise of God, Psalm 61 title (Neginah-a song performed on a stringed instrument); and the uninspired praisd of the Lord composed by King Hezekiah, Is 38:20 (my songs).

DO YOU WANT TO SAY THAT THE SPIRIT OF CHRIST, JESUS AND ALL RECORDED HISTORIANS WERE JUST FLAT OUT LIARS?  Why do you think people are DESTINED to TWIST the psallo words intending to SOW DISCORD and offend everyone (Jeff walling) when in Tom Burgess' list of PLUCKING words it always applies to older males plucking the harp trying to seduce the youth minsisters of the Mother Goddess?

Not included by Paul: PsalmOidia singing TO a harp.

Not included by Paul: PsaltOideo sing to the harp 2 Chron 5:[13]  it happened, when the trumpeters and singers were as one, to make one sound to be heard [one tuned note all in unison]

Not included by Paul:  Psaltos sung to the harp, sung OF Translated sing in Psalm 119:54

Psalm 119WEB.[52]  I remember your ordinances of old, Yahweh, And have comforted myself. [53]  Indignation has taken hold
Not included by Paul:  BarbitOidos singing to the barbiton Barbitos , v. H. 15, 8;  barbiton -os), a lyre, a lute  Latinum, Barbite, carmen

Of the Performers: See Paul wishing they would LET THE KNIFE SLIP in Galatians 5 and witchcraft.

OFTEN included by Paul: Phallikos,, of or for the phallos: to ph. (sc. MELOS) the phallic song, Ar.Ach.261, Arist.Po.1449a11; restd. in IG12.187.33; also a dance, Poll.4.100.
, i, m. [3. Gallus, II. A.] , a song of the priests [a castratos] of Cybele

"Philodemus considered it paradoxical that music should be regarded as veneration of the gods while musicians were paid for performing this so-called veneration. Again, Philodemus held as self deceptive the view that music mediated religious ecstasy. He saw the entire condition induced by the noise of cymbals and tambourines as a disturbance of the spirit.

He found it significant that, on the whole, only women and effeminate men fell into this folly.

Accordingly, nothing of value could be attributed to music; it was no more than a slave of the sensation of pleasure, which satisfied much in the same way that food and drink did.

"Women and girls from the different ranks of society were proud to enter the service of the gods as singers and musicians. The understanding of this service was universal: these singers constituted the 'harem of the gods'." (Fr. Johannes Quasten)

How to use music to make men into women: Heredotus

Rhea is EVE and Paul outlaws women PERFORMERS based on the widespread use of EVE (Zoe) as the only mediatrixEvah is defined as the abomination when women perform in the holy places which Christ restricted to being A School of the Word to be PREACHED by being READ.  Any kind of exciting presentation is in history the MARK of the Sophia-Zoe (Eve) effeminate breakout which Paul called WRATH or ORGY.

Commentary on Catullius, Poem 63   The self-mutilation and subsequent lament of Attis, a priest of Cybele. The centre of the worship of the Phrygian Kubelē or Kubēbē, was in very ancient times the town of Pessinus in Galatian Phrygia, at the foot of Mt. Dindymus, from which the goddess received the name Dindymene. Cybele had early become identified with the Cretan divinity Rhea, the Mother of the Gods, and to some extent with Demeter, the search of Cyhele for Attis being compared with that of Demeter for Persephone. The especial worship of Cybele was conducted by emasculated priests called Galli (or, as in vv. 12 and 34, with reference to their physical condition, Gallae). Their name was derived by the ancients from that of the river Gallus, a tributary of the Sangarius, by drinking from which men became inspired with frenzy (cf. Ov. Fast. 4.361ff.

The worship was orgiastic in the extreme, and was accompanied by the sound of such frenzy-producing instruments as the tympana, cymbala, tibiae, and cornu, and culminated in scourging, self-mutilation, syncope from excitement (fainting from losss of blood to the head). and even death from hemorrhage or heart-failure. The worship of the Magna Mater, or Mater Idaea, as she was often called (perhaps from identification with Rhea of the Cretan Mt. Ida rather than from the Trojan Mt. Ida), was introduced into Rome in 205 B.C. in accordance with a Sibylline oracle which foretold that only so couldโ foreign enemy (i.e. Hannibal) be driven from Italy. Livy 29.10, Livy 29.14)

Not included by Paul:HupAuleo to play on the flute in accompaniment, melody (melos never psallo)
Not included by Paul: HupoKitharizo play an accompaniment on the harp
Not commanded by Paul:
 KitharOidesis singing to the cithra
Often INCLUDED including David: Lusioidos one who played women's characters in male attire, Auloi flutes that accompany such songs.
Not included by Paul: Kat-auleō , A. charm by flute-playing, tinos Pl.Lg.790e, cf. R.411a; tinaAlciphr.2.1: metaph., se . . -ēsō phobō I will flute to you on a ghastly flute,E.HF871 (troch.):—Pass., of persons, methuōn kai katauloumenos drinking wine to the strains of the flute, Pl.R.561c; k. pros khelōnidos psophon to be played to on the flute with lyre accompaniment,   “ta mētrōa”  , to have played to one as an accompaniment on the flute, -“oumenoi pros tōn hepomenōn ta mētrōa melē”
Eph. 5:18 And be not drunk  [methuōn] with wine, wherein is excess;
        but be filled with the Spirit; (The Word of Christ Col 3:16; John 6:63)
Eph. 5:19 Speaking to yourselves
                    \ in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs,
                             \ singing and making melody IN your heart
                               to the Lord;
2. make a place sound with flute-playing, Thphr.Fr.87:— Pass., resound with flute-playing, “nēsos katēuleito” Plu.Ant.56.
II. in Pass., [ton monokhordon kanona parekhein tais aisthēsesi . . katauloumenon subdued by a flute accompaniment,  to be piped down, ridiculed, “gelōmenoi kai -oumenoi”  
III. c. acc. rei, play on the flute

Biblical Hymns are prayers: you cannot be worshiping God if you are getting eraptured over the boy and girl singers always a mark of gender confusion by the leaders
Not included by Paul: Epi-psallō , A. play the lyre, S.Fr.60, Poll.4.58(Pass.); “melesi kai rhuthmois” Plu.2.713b ; sing, “tous humnous” LXX 2 Ma.1.30:—Pass., Ph.1.626.
Not included by Paul: Anti-psall๔ , a stringed instrument in accompaniment of song, a. elegois phorminga Ar.Av.218 .
Not included by Paul:
, atos, to, A. tune played on a stringed instrument

Psalmus  i, m., = psalmos, i. q. psalma, I. a psalm (eccl. Lat.; cf.: “carmen, hymnus),” Tert. adv. Prax. 11; Lact. 4, 8, 14; 4, 12, 7; Vulg. Isa. 38, 20.—Esp., the Psalms of David, Vulg. Luc. 20, 42; id. Act. 13, 33 et saep.

I. a tune, song; poem, verse; an oracular response, a prophecy; a form of incantation
Carmen ALWAYS INCLUDES an instrument when one INTENDS to list one.
A Tuba:  carmen tuba ista peregit ( = sonus),
A Guitar: “carmine vocali clarus citharāque USED OF APOLLO, ABADDON, APOLLYON  “per me (sc. Apollinem) concordant carmina nervis,
A Lyre : “lyrae carmen,”
A Flute:“harundineum

The Levites prophesied or were SOOTHSAYERS with musical instruments:

Not included by Paul:  Psal-tikos A. of or for harp playing, ps. organon a stringed instrument, (of the magadis); andra psaltik๊n agathon a good harpist, Ael. ap. Ar.Byz.Epit.84.8.

Of the Performers: See Paul wishing they would LET THE KNIFE SLIP in Galatians 5 and witchcraft.

OFTEN included by Paul: Phallikos,, of or for the phallos: to ph. (sc. MELOS) the phallic song, Ar.Ach.261, Arist.Po.1449a11; restd. in IG12.187.33; also a dance, Poll.4.100.
, i, m. [3. Gallus, II. A.] , a song of the priests [a castratos] of Cybele
Decent Greek society declared that a male who would sing and twang or smite a harp would be "Drunk, Perverted or just having fun."


The OPINION of especially the Spirit OF Christ in the prophets, the definition of ekklesia or synagogue, the teachings of the Apostles clearly identifying any of the hypocritic arts: Jesus called the Scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites. The Ezekiel reference identifies speakers, singers and instrument players. These are the MARK of people who will not teach that which is written for our learning.

One has no right to an OPINION when there is not a command, example or inference of congregational singing with instruments in the Bible or recorded history before men like John Calvin permitted some of the psalms (only) to be set to a simple meter for unison singing. Since there is no metrical material in that which is commaned to be taught, one would have to HALLUCINATE in order to find any music in any sense.

Jeff Walling has mocked the Churches of Christ which feeds him for rejecting instruments. Consistent with most churches handled by the NACC it has taken one or two decades to change the structure of THEIR church before they dared introduce instruments.

Rick Atchley and Chris Seidman defend their being led by the NACC to impose instruments and sow massive discord.
Back in the 80’s you could go to any major city, especially in the South, and you could find a progressive Church of Christ — and if they would preach grace, and if they would put words on a screen, and if they would let divorced people place membership, they would grow.

The generation of Boomers has enough denominational loyalty that they’re going to find the least legalistic

Well, we discipled the children of those progressive churches
        for a whole generation to grow past us Boomers.
        They never heard the sermons we heard.
        They never heard the rationale for a cappella music.

We sent them to youth rallies and Church of Christ events
        with some of the finest Christian bands in the world.

We discipled our children to leave our Movement!
That is why all of the "music" terms and names of Instruments points to adulterers, sorcerers or witchcraft.
A Church of Christ is A School of Christ defined in the wilderness:
        it was INCLUSIVE of Rest, Reading and Rehearsing the Word.
        It was EXCLUSIVE "of vocal or instrumental rejoicing or rhetoric."


Was it for this He sent souls, that some should infest the highways and roads, others ensnare the unwary, forge (substitute) false wills, prepare poisoned draughts; that they should break open houses by night, tamper with slaves, steal and drive away, not act uprightly, and betray their trust perfidiously; that they should strike out delicate dainties for the palate; that in cooking fowls they should know how to catch the fat as it drips; that they should make cracknels and sausages, force-meats, tit-bits, Lucanian sausages, with a sow's udder and iced (frozen) puddings?

Was it for this He sent souls, that beings (things) of a sacred and august race should here practise singing and piping;

that they should swell out their cheeks in blowing the flute; that they should take the lead in singing impure songs, and raising the loud din of the castanets, (Scabilla: feet castinets) by which another crowd of souls should be led in their wantonness to abandon themselves to clumsy motions, to dance and sing, form rings of dancers, and finally, raising their haunches and hips, float along with a tremulous motion of the loins?

Was it for this He sent souls, that in men they should become impure, in women harlots, players on the triangle (Sambuca: stringed instrument) and psaltery; that they should prostitute their bodies for hire,

should abandon themselves to the lust of all, ready in the brothels, to be met with in the stews, ready to submit to anything, prepared to do violence to their mouth even?

James 1:26 If any man among you seem to be religious,
        and bridleth [a bitnot his tongue,
        but deceiveth his own heart, this man’s religion is vain.
Vain Religion:
, : “orationi vanae crediderunt,” idle, delusive
B. Transf., of persons, false, lying, deceptive, delusive, untrustworthy: “vanus et perfidiosus et impius,” false,
2.  Esp., vainglorious, ostentatious, boastful, vain: “ gaudĕo
Vain Religion:  Gaudĕo
“scaena gaudens miraculis,” id. 5, 21, 9

Cănis (cănes inritata canes, Lucil. ap. Charis. 1, p. 100 P.: “canem inritatam imitarier,” Plaut  “obscenae,”
a. A shameless, vile person, b. A fierce or enraged person,
2. As the regular designation of the hangers-on or parasites of an eminent or rich Roman; a follower, dog, creature:   D. A Cynic philosopher: “Diogenes cum choro canum suorum
Kuōn III. freq. in Mythology of the servants, agents or watchers of the gods, Dios ptēnos kuōn, of the eagle, Pan is the kuōn of Cybele, of the “Bakkhai, Lussas k.” E.Ba.977
Philippians 3:1 Finally, my brethren, rejoice in the Lord. To write the same things to you, to me indeed is not grievous, but for you it is safe.
Philippians 3:2 Beware of dogs, beware of evil workers, beware of the concision.
Philippians 3:3 For we are the circumcision,
        which worship God in the spirit,
        and rejoice in Christ Jesus, and have no confidence in the flesh.
Canicula Dogs, catamites, insana, Diogenes, CAPELLA
Cyrenaica pleasure is the only good. Good in a pleasing agitation of the mind or in active enjoyment. hedone. Nothing is just or unjust by nature, but by custom and law.

Cynĭcus ,  (doglike). I. Subst., a Cynic philosopher, a Cynic, Cic. de Or. 3, 17, 62; id. Fin. 3, 20, 68; Hor. Ep. 1, 17, 18; Juv. 13, 121: “nudi dolia,” i. e. of Diogenes, id. 14, 309.—Hence, adj.: Cynĭcus , a, um, Cynic: “institutio,” Tac. A. 16, 34: “cena,” Petr. 14; and in * adv.: Cynĭcē , after the manner of the Cynics, Plaut. Stich. 5, 4, 22
Vain Religion:  gaudĕo “carmine (with delectari iambis),
Dēlecto  I. To allure from the right path, to entice away, to seduce (only ante-class.): me Apollo ipse delectat, attracting, alluring; to please, charm, amuse
Rick Atchley and those USED by the NACC: We sent them to youth rallies and Church of Christ events
        with some of the finest Christian bands in the world.
         We discipled our children to leave our Movement!
If you missed Exodus 31-32 getting your Phd I am sorry. However, it you blaspheme the Holy Spirit of Christ ignorance will be no excuse.  There are many "instrumental" passages which mark the FALL from grace by those who refused to hear the Word of God: each of then end without lots of people being consumed with fire and Christ in Isaiah 30 and John in Revelation 17-19 warns about the same Babylon Mother of Harlots. In Revelation 18 she uses "lusted after fruits" which are also blamed by Amos in the instrumental worship in the holy places.  They always seem to be cast alive into a lake of fire.

It was after the fall from grace at Mount Sinai that God "turned the nation over to worship the starry host."  Since these people reject Scripture and are led by some kind of "spirit" it is logical that no level of "scholarship" can prevent them from misleading the youth.

Stephen was murdered for repeating Christ in the prophets that God did NOT command the Civil-Military-Clergy complex, animal sacrifices or the instrumental noise which was exorcism.
Musical idolatry of the Egyptian (etal) trinity under Apis the golden calf was BEYOND redemption. Cod sentenced them to return to beyond Babylon.  He gave the Jacob-cursed, God-Abandoned and the Instrumentalist PATTERN Levites to execute any godly person who came near any of the Egyptian, Greek, Canaanite and Babylonian sacrificial system.  Female prophesying which the "scholars" are trying to restore were called soothsayers (Mirian, Levites) or Sorcerers (Revelation 18)

Acts 7:41 And they made a calf in those days,
        and offered sacrifice unto the idol,
        and rejoiced in the works of their own hands.

The sin says Stephen in Acts 7 was:
Euphrainō , Ep. euphr-, fut. Att.155.12, Pi.I.7(6).3  
II. Pass., make merry, enjoy oneself,  Xen. Sym. 7.5
ai. mēkhanēn, in the theatre, Antiph.191.15; so “epi tas mēkhanas katapheugousi theous
4. take up and bear, as a burden, “moron” A.Pers.547; “athlon” S.Tr.80; “algos” A.R.4.65.
2. raise by words, hence, praise, extol, E.Heracl.322, etc.; ai. logō to exaggerate, D.21.71.
“panta sophismata kai pasas m. epepoiēkee es autous Dareios” Hdt. 3.152; mēkhanais Dios by the arts of Zeus,
“sophistōn m.” Pl.Lg.908d

Plat. Laws 908d For whereas the one class will be quite frank in its language about the gods and about sacrifices and oaths, 
        and by ridiculing other people will probably convert others to its views, unless it meets with punishment,
        the other class, while holding the same opinions as the former,
yet being specially “gifted by nature'' and being full of craft and guile, is the class out of which are manufactured many diviners and experts in all manner of jugglery; and from it, too, there spring sometimes tyrants and demagogues and generals, and those who plot by means of peculiar mystic rites of their own, and the devices of those who are called “sophists.” Of these there may be many kinds;

Sophis-tēs , ou, ho, 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” [turtle harp] 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” (religious melody) “Apollōnidē sophistē”
Magga^n-eia , , A. trickery, esp. of magical arts, Pl.Lg.908d; magganeiai kai epōdai ib.933a; “periapta kai m.” Ph.2.267, Gal.11.792; “tēs Kirkēs m.”

No, we do not sing or MUSICATE in the School of Jesus Christ in the Prophets and Apostles.

Epōdē , Ion. and poet. epa^oidē , ,
A. song sung to or over: hence, enchantment, [burden] spell, “epaoidē sophou thrēnein epōdas pros tomōnti pēmati” S.Aj. 582 ; of the Magi, Hdt.1.132 ; “meliglōssois peithous epaoidaisin” A.Pr. 174, cf. S.OC1194 ; “epōdas epadein” X.Mem.2.6.10 sq.; “epōdais haliskesthai” Anaxandr.33.13; “oute pharmaka..oud' au epōdai” Pl.R. 426b ; thusiai kai e. ib.364b ; “tas thusias kai teletas kai tas e.” Id.Smp.202e, etc.: c. gen. obj., charm for or against.., “toutōn epōdas ouk epoiēsen patēr” A.Eu.649.
II.apptly., = epōdos 11,
Pharma^kon  “paiōnia” A.Ag.848; “khrēsimon” cf. Apoc.9.21.
Manti^s , Sibulladiviner, seer, prophet, of Apollo and Cassandra, of the Pythian priestess

Pind. I. 6 Just as we mix the second bowl of wine when the men's symposium is flourishing, here is the second song of the Muses for Lampon's children and their athletic victories: first in Nemea, Zeus, in your honor they received the choicest of garlands,

Pind. I. 7   In which of the local glories of the past, divinely blessed Thebe, did you most delight your spirit? Was it when you raised to eminence the one seated beside Demeter of the clashing bronze cymbals, flowing-haired [5] Dionysus? [Wineskinners god] Or when you received, as a snow-shower of gold in the middle of the night, the greatest of the gods, when he stood in the doorway of Amphitryon, and then went in to the wife to beget Heracles?
        But since ancient GRACE sleeps, and mortals are forgetful of whatever does not reach the highest bloom of skillful song, joined to glorious streams of words, [20] then begin the victory procession with a sweet-singing hymn for Strepsiades;
Acts 7:42 Then God turned,
        and gave them up to worship the host of heaven;

The charge that trying to inform people about the wickedness of IMPOSING musical instruments by claiming that God COMMANDED it is called judging. Judging, as we might imagine, is done by those intending to RETRAIN all of the young preachers to join the Instrumental Band.

Whoever posted the charge should respond if he has any evidence to support deliberately sowing massive discord to make a place in the mainstream for that which excites and disgusts at the same time.

All of the JUDGING has been done over a decade-long planned agenda to deprive young preachers of the truth about instrumental music. Counting the numbers involved, the "unity" agenda has spread more judgmentalism than in recorded history. Anyone who sees "music" as an adjunct to the Word of Christ in the Prophets and Apostles, when there is no command, example or remote inference of anyone in the Bible or before the Reformation to SING congregationally with or without instruments is just FABRICATING.

If you don't know that Jesus, Paul and Peter SAT DOWN all of the Scribes and pharisess, hypocrites (speakers, singers and instrument players in Ezekiel 33) to make the EKKLESIA of Christ remotely possible then you simply have never read the Bible beyond passing tests or gittin up sermons. If you say that God approved of instrumentts when the Spirit OF Christ denied it then Christ defines that as blaspheming the Holy Spirit OF Christ.

1. To say that those who refuse to be FORCED into something they have never done in the 2. Bible and recorded history of the Church of Christ are TRADITIONALISTS
--if done on a private level is ignorance:
--if done publically to demean others is lying about God, to God and godly people.

3. If people in high places say that REJECTING others efforts to IMPOSE musical worship teamss(a heresy) are SECTARIAN (heretics) then they INTENTIONALLY pass judgment on those who have the Word and recorded history on their side.

1. If you say that God COMMANDED INSTRUMENTAL praise because you SAY God commanded the Levites as Musical Worship Ministers for animal sacrifices.
2. When Scripture teaches them as Jacob-cursed, God-abandoned to worship the STARRY HOST
3. When the proof text says that DAVID commanded the NOISE and God commanded the Levites to prophesy as SOOTHSAYERS to EXECUTE any one not connected with the God-abandoned sacrificial system.
4. The the Spirit Of Christ in Jeremiah says that they Despise or BLASPHEME the Holy Spirit of Christ who inspired the prophets.

1. If they claim that a spirit commanded you to IMPOSE "instrumental praise."
2. And God did not command instrumental praise
3. The the Spirit OF Christ calls you a Blasphemer. If you need a second opinion you are hated because Amos warns about bringing music into the holy places. If you need a third opinion God HATES you because you plan to sow massive discord seeing godliness as a means of financial gain (profession).

1. If you say that MAKING MUSIC in the ekklesia-synagogue AIDS Jesus
2. When The ekklesia--synagogue ordained in the wilderness EXCLUDED "vocal or instrumental rejoicing."
3. Then, you intentional violate the direct command of Christ, the historical practice of the Jews, the approved example of Jesus, the command of Jesus in coming to be THE only Spirit teacher of HIS ekklesia or assembly. As well as almost 4 centuries before anyone decided to sow discord by ADDING singing as an ACT of liturgy.

1. If you say that Christ commanded a LAW of Lay By in Store to FINANCE this foolishness.
2. When Jesus paid it all and Paul said it was NOT a command even for the destitute
3. Then Paul and common decency says that you are an EXTORTIONIST.

1. If you say that you have AUTHORITY to fabricate your own songs and sermons
2. When the Spirit OF Christ outlawed SPEAKING YOUR OWN WORDS.

Christ in Isaiah 50 defined Messiah's future MUSICAL MOCKING
Christ in Isaiah 55 outlawed spending your bread money for the Free Water of the Word which Jeff Walling rejects. Christ identified the WORD as SPIRIT or the Mind of Christ
Christ in Isaiah 57 affirms the Law of Silence which silences Jeff Walling and everyone. It also repudiates instrumental MOCKING.
Christ in Isaiah 58 outlawed seeking your own pleasure or speaking your own Words. That is His way to Restore the Old Paths.

3. And the ELDERS as pastor-teachers are limited to "teaching that which has been taught"
Then you are ANTI-Christian because you have no intention of obeying the ONLY pattern for assemblying as A School of the Word.

You are free to consult any scholar to refute my assertions which any disciple can prove and is the opinion of the Holy Spirit OF Christ: I don't make up things and I don't try to sell my OWN words claiming to be a minister of Christ.


Luke 6:36 Be ye therefore merciful, as your Father also is merciful.
Luke 6:37 Judge not, and ye shall not be judged: condemn not, and ye shall not be condemned: forgive, and ye shall be forgiven:

Firing the commanded vocational deacons and hiring Special Servants as Deaconesses is JUDGING that the direct command for Elders and deacons is now obsolete. These are always PICKED OUT by the "Senior Pastor" and are JUDGED to be better than women who have historically trained the children--without pay.

Krinō II. pick out, choose, “en d' eretas ekrinen eeikosin” Il.1.309; “ek Lukiēs . . phōtas
Med., krinasthai aristous to choose the best, Il.9.521, cf. 19.193, Od.4.408, 530, etc.:—Pass., to be chosen out, distinguished, cogn., hoi . . skolias krinōsi themistas judge crooked judgements, Il.16.387; “k. dikas” Hdt. 2.129;[SAVE YOURSELF FROM THIS CROOKED RACE]

Hom. Il. 1.285 The son of Atreus launched a swift ship on the sea, and chose for it twenty rowers, and drove on board a hecatomb for the god, and brought the fair-cheeked daughter of Chryses and set her in the ship;

Hom. Il. 16.351
[385] on a day in harvest-time, when Zeus poureth forth rain most violently, when so in anger he waxeth wroth against men that by violence give crooked judgments in the place of gathering, and drive justice out, recking not of the vengeance of the gods; and all their rivers flow in flood
JUDGE is: 5. expound, interpret in a particular way, [dreams, visions]  “to enupnion tautē ekrinan” Hdt. 1.120, cf. 7.19, A.Pr.485,

Instruments have been imposed under the claim of a Vision, a spirit voice or audible boices.
Hdt. 1.120 Thus Astyages punished Harpagus. But, to help him to decide about Cyrus, he summoned the same Magi who had interpreted his dream as I have said: and when they came, Astyages asked them how they had interpreted his dream.

Aesch. PB 472 And I marked out many ways by which they might read the future, [485] and among dreams I first discerned which are destined to come true; and voices baffling interpretation I explained to them, and signs from chance meetings.

The Prophets by the Spirit OF Christ and made more certain by Jesus and left for out memory by Peter and others is not subject to JUDGING.

2Peter 1:20 Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation.

That means no FURTHER EXPOUNDING which would identify one as a False Teacher.

JUDGING is deciding that musical performers which are of the HYPOCRITIC craft can INTERPRET the Words of Christ by COMPOSING their own songs and sermons. THEY pass judgment that they have the right to take a hint from Christ and ignore His Words.

Music, rhetoric or drama JUDGES that a slight REpresentation is superior to your "reading that which is written for YOUR learning.

Magos MARGITES ma^g-euō ,
3. Enchanter, wizard, esp. in bad sense, impostor, charlatan,
II. magos, on, as Adj., magical, “magps tekhnē prattein [occupation]  ti” Philostr.VA1.2; “kestou phōneusa magōtera”

Magicus, belonging to magic, magic, magical. superstitiones, vanitates, that were invoked by incantations: linguae= skilled in incantations, cantus, magicae resonant ubi Memnone chordae, mysterious, id. 15, 5

Superstitioorig a standing still over or by a thing; hence, amazement, wonder, dread, esp. of the divine or supernatural] . I. Excessive fear of the goas, unreasonable religious belief, superstition (different from religio, a proper, reasonable awe of the gods; II. In post-Aug. prose sometimes for religio, religious awe, sanctity; a religious rite. [Lying wonders point directly to music meaning sorcery]

Cantus to produce melodious soundsutter melodious notes, to sing, sound, play. Sound of warto give the signal for battleof the instruments by which, or (poet.) of the places in which, the sounds are produced, to sound, resound:

  II. expounder, interpreter, esp. of oracles, dreams, or omens, Hdt.1.78; at Athens, of sacred rites or customs, modes of burial, expiation, etc., spiritual director, of Apollo [Abaddon, Apollyon], Pl.R.427c. b. at Rome, of the pontifices
    The pagan EXEGETE is identical to: Suristik๊ (sc. techn๊), h๊, the art of piping: used with hythmice, histrionia

John said that the CRAFTSMEN were sorcerers. (tekhn-ē] 2. craft, cunning, 3. way, manner, or means whereby a thing is gained, without any definite sense of art or craft  a set of rules, Rhetoric, as ANY religious teknokrat other than TEACHING that which has been taught, singers and instrument players are SORCERERS.

H. Bamfort Parks on Of god and Men says that they were always emotionally or sexually abnormal. Thus, history sees males singing and playing an instrument or dancing as drunk, perverted or just having fun. Sorcerers take advantage of the vibrational nature of matter to shut down the rational or spiritual mind.

The MARK of Spiritual Formation:

Karen Armstrong, in A History of God"This God is to be approached through the imagination and can be seen as a kind of art form, akin to the other great artistic symbols that haveexpressed the ineffable mystery, beauty and the value of life.

Mystics have used music, dancing, poetry, fiction, stories, painting, sculpture and architecture to express this Reality which goes beyond concepts." (P. 396)

Philostr. VA 1.2   adelpha gar toutois epitēdeusanta Apollōnion kai theioteron ē ho Puthagoras sophia   magon hēgountai auton kai diaballousin hōs biaiōs sophon,

Sophos , ē, on, A.  Pindaskilled in any handicraft or art,; “mantis” Id.Th.382; “oiōnothetas” S.OT484 MARGITES Fr.2; but in this sense mostly of poets and musicians, Pi.O.1.9, P.1.42, 3.113; en kithara s lso en oiōnois, kithara, E. IT662, 1238 (lyr.)

Pind. O. 1 Water is best, and gold, like a blazing fire in the night, stands out supreme of all lordly wealth. But if, my heart, you wish to sing of contests, [5] look no further for any star warmer than the sun, shining by day through the lonely sky, and let us not proclaim any contest greater than Olympia. From there glorious song enfolds the wisdom of poets, so that they loudly sing

Marg-os  A. mad, marge madman! Od.16.421; “maia philē, margēn se theoi thesan” 23.11, cf. Pi.O.2.96
margoi hēdonai  2. of appetite, greedy, gluttonous, “meta d' eprepe gasteri margē” Od.18.2;
3. lewd, lustful, Thgn.581, A.Supp.741, E.El.1027

Pind. O. 2 Songs, rulers of the lyre, what god, what hero, what man shall we celebrate? Indeed, Pisa belongs to Zeus; and Heracles established the Olympic festival, as the finest trophy of battle;...I will aim at Acragas, and speak with true intent a word sworn by oath: no city for a hundred years has given birth to a man more beneficent in his mind or more generous with his hand [95] than Theron. But praise is confronted by greed, which is not accompanied by justice, but stirred up by depraved men, eager to babble and to bury the fine deeds of noble men. Since the sand of the shore is beyond all counting, [100] who could number all the joys that Theron has given others?

Romans 12:1 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. Romans 12:1ASV I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your spiritual service.

The body and its nature must be closed down or burned up in order for Worship IN Spirit (PLACE) to be possible. tēn logikēn latreian humōn:
logi^k-os , ē, on, (logos) A.  of or for speaking or speech, merē l. the organs of speech, Plu.Cor.38: logikē, , speech,
        OPPOSITE. mousikē, D.H. Comp. 11;
Mousi^kē  A. any art over which the Muses presided, esp. poetry sung to music,
“poiēsis kata mousikēn kitharizein [guitar playing]
OPPOSITE “l. phantasia” expressed in speech, Stoic.2.61.2. imagination, i.e. the re-presentation of appearances or images, c. creative imagination 3. the use of imagery in literature. 4. prestige, reputation, ostentation
II. possessed of reason, intellectual,
3. suited for prose, “ho hērōos semnos kai ou l.” Demetr.Eloc.42; to l.,

to megaloprepes
big time rhetorician.
Opposite to moralizing or sermonizing ēthikai, Arist.EN1108b9. a treatise on morals, opp. dianoētikos, Arist.EN1103a5, showing or ACTING moral character ē. melē, harmoniai, Id.Pol.1341b34, 1342a3 (Sup.); ouk estin ho aulos ēthikon, alla . . orgiastikon ib.1341a21;

The Greeks believed that Music had the power to regenerate morals through external means. Spiritual or Rational  or reasonalbe worship is OF THE WORD which is ANTITHETICAL to the Jewish or Pagan Worship

latr-eia 2. l. tou theou, theōn, service to the gods, divine worship, Pl.Ap.23c, Phdr.244e (pl.): abs., LXX Ex.12.25, al., Ep.Rom.9.4, etc.

Plat. Phaedrus 244d The ancients, then testify that in proportion as prophecy (mantike) is superior to augury, both in name and in fact, in the same proportion madness, which comes from god, is superior to sanity, which is of human origin. Moreover, when diseases and the greatest troubles have been visited upon certain families through some ancient guilt, madness

[244e] has entered in and by oracular power has found a way of release for those in need, taking refuge in prayers and the service of the gods, and so, by purifications and sacred rites, he who has this madness is made safe for the present and the after time, and for him who is rightly possessed of madness a release from present

[245a] ills is found.  And a third kind of possession and madness comes from the Muses. This takes hold upon a gentle and pure soul, arouses it and inspires it to songs and other poetry, and thus by adorning countless deeds of the ancients educates later generations. But he who without the divine madness comes to the doors of the Muses, confident that he will be a good poet by art, meets with no success, and the poetry of the sane man vanishes into nothingness before that of the inspired madmen.

If you speak in tongues won't they say that you are MAD?

Mainomai , ho maneis the madman,to be mad with wine of Bacchic frenzy, “mainomenos Diōnusos” Il.6.132; To be inspired by . . , driven mad by . . , Hdt.4.79, cf. mantis; to mainesthai madness
Scripture demands that we NOT RECEIVE anyone who has a personalpreference or wants to dispute beyond "that which is written for our learning."

Romans 14:1 Him that is weak in THE faith receive ye,
        but not to doubtfuldisputations.

THE WEAK GREEK;   -Asthen-ēs , es,  weak in the mind 5. Insignificant, “ouk asthenestatos sophistēs Hellēnōn” Hdt.4.95; paltry, “a. sophisma” A.Pr.1011;

THOSE WHO ARE WEAK:--Sophis-tēs , ou, ho, 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” with modal words added, Prietly person Making Melody in the Assembly “hoi s. tōn hierōn melōn” Ael.NA11.1   Apollōnos [Apollo, Abaddon, Apollyon]  poiētai, humnous idekaisuggrapheis, compose a speech

The WEAK Latinin-firmus   less nourishing,  Of things, of no weight or consequence, weak, trivial, inconclusive: II.    Trop., weak in mind or character, superstitious, pusillanimous, inconstant, light-minded: “tenuis atque infirmi haec animi videri,” Caes. B. C. 1, 32: “quippe minuti Semper et infirmi est animi voluptas ultio,” [passonate] Juv. 13, 190:
vŏluptas, satisfaction, enjoyment, pleasure, delight  an officer in the imperial household,” master of the revels, Suet. Tib. 42 fin.—
A. Of persons, as a term of endearment: “mea voluptas,” my joy, my charmer,
B. Voluptates, sports, shows, spectacles, given to the people, Cic. Mur. 35, 74: “ne    "Are you asking employment as a pimp from a band of luxurious youths"  minimo quidem temporis voluptates intermissae,” Tac. H. 3, 83; C. The desire for pleasure, bent, passion: “suam voluptatem explere,” Ter. Hec. 1, 1, 12; cf. Plaut. Am. prol. 19;
Romans 14:19 Let us therefore follow after the things
         which make for peace, and things
         wherewith one may edify another.
1Corinthians 14:19 Yet in the church I had rather speak five words with my understanding, that by my voice I might teach others also, than ten thousand words in an unknown tongue.
The Ekklesia or Synagogue accepts ONLY those who are physically weak: not the SOPHISTS.

Romans 15:1 We then that are strong ought to bear the infirmities of the weak,
         and not to please ourselves.

Asthen-ēma , atos, to, *A.weakness, ailment,Arist.GA726a15, Gp.1.12.27(pl.); weakness of conscience,  

Areskō  appease, conciliate 3. after Hom., c. dat. pers., please, satisfy,oute gar moi Polukratēs ēreske despozōn express the opinion or resolution of a public body, also of prevailing opinions, the dogmas of philosophers, please, gratify, join or mass together.

Aduna^t-os , unable to do a thing, without strength, powerless, weakly, disabled for service, whether as invalids or paupers, poor

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


This was BODY worship opposite Spiritual Worship. This was LETTER rather than SPIRIT. It was LAW rather than GRACE. 
sōma^t-ikos  A. of or for the body, bodily includes the Works of Human hands. 
Ergon  ergon1. in Il. mostly of works or deeds of war, “polemēia e.” Il.2.338, al., Od.12.116
3. of works of industry,   daitos..erga works of feasting, 9.228 ; “philotēsia e.” Od.11.246 ;  “erga gamoio” Il.5.429 ; “erga Kuprogenous” Sol.26 ; “Aphroditēs” h.Ven.1 ; also “teknōn es e.” A.Ag.1207 : abs., “ergon”
Opposite . logō, Logos is SPEAKING the Written Word of the Living Word: it is OPPOSITE of rhetoric, poetry, music or acting which Jesus defined as the HYPOCRITIC practices of Scribes and Pharisees.
III. Pass., that which is wrought or made, work
4. e. poieisthai ti to make a matter one's business, attend to it, Pl.Phdr. 232a,
erga^s-ia 6. literary execution, “e. poiētikē”  elaboration of a topic, Sch.Pi.P.2.24.
7.  production of a play,

Musical performance is a specific form of ERGON or the Works of human hands in houses which God will never enter.
organon , to, (ergon, erdō) A machine for doing hard work: making war and a "shocking deed" in religious spectacles. 3. musical instrument,  Pl.Smp.215c ; aneu organōn psilois logois [without words]., polukhorda” Id.R.399c, al.; “met' ōdēs kai tinōn organōn” [professionals]

The alarm or triumph was outlawed for the Church of Christ in the Wilderness whic was a School of the Word and excluded "vocal or instrumental rejoicing or the rhetorical speaking of Jeff Walling."


Mark 10:34 And they shall mock him,
Latin Illudo  as a female: Applied as a term of reproach, effeminate men, eloquence, rhētor but with idea of contempt, caneret,”
Of men: “si absurde canat, of the crooked race, a reed pipe, a guitar, crowing of a hen tibiae, tubaeGallus , i, m., = Gallos Strab., A. Galli , the priests of Cybele, on account of their emasculated condition) Gallic: “turma,” the troop of the priests of Isis, Ov. Am. 2, 13, 18.  “resupinati cessantia tympana Galli,”

See Paul in Galatians connect the emasculated "troublers" to witchcraft.
Tac. Ann. 14.52 Of Nero:  They further alleged against him that he claimed for himself alone the honours of eloquence, and composed poetry more assiduously, as soon as a passion for it had seized on Nero. "Openly inimical to the prince's amusements, he disparaged his ability in driving horses, and ridiculed his voice whenever he sang

Verg. A. 9.634
Of such loud insolence and words of shame
Ascanius brooked no more, but laid a shaft
athwart his bowstring, and with arms stretched wide
took aim, first offering suppliant vow to Jove:

The Father heard, and from a cloudless sky
thundered to leftward, while the deadly bow
resounded and the arrow's fearful song
hissed from the string; it struck unswervingly
the head of Remulus and clove its way
deep in the hollows of his brow. “Begone!
Proud mocker at the brave!

In-tŏno. Pregn., to bring down with a thundering sound:
Sŏno Neutr., to make a noise, to sound, resound: aes sonit, the trumpet sounds,
II. Act., to sound, utter, give utterance to, speak, call, cry out, sing, pour forth (syn.: “edo, eloquor, cano): homines inconditis vocibus inchoatum quiddam et confusum sonantes,
“furem sonuere juvenci,” i. e. they betrayed him by their lowings, Prop. 4 (5), 9, 13. “Pythius in longā carmina veste sonat,” sings, pours forth, accompanies on the lyre, id. 2, 31 (3, 29), 16; cf.: “sonante mixtum tibiis carmen lyra,” Hor. Epod. 9, 5: “te sonantem ... dura fugae mala,” id. C. 2, 13, 26: te carmina nostra sonabunt, shall sing of, i. e. shall celebrate, praise, extol,

Paizo, 4. play on a musical instrument, h.Ap.206: c. acc., “Pan ho kalamophthogga paizōn” Ar.Ra.230; dance and sing, Pi. O.1.16. 5. play amorously, “pros allēlous” X.Smp.9.2

Prospaizō, prospaizousa tois ōmois komē playing over, II. c. acc., theous p. sing to the gods, sing in their praise or honour, Pl.Epin.980b: c. dupl. acc., humnon prosepaisamen . . ton . . Erōta sang a hymn in praise of Eros, Id.Phdr.265c. 2. banter , “tous rhētoras” Id.Mx.235c, cf. Euthd.285a; p. ton kuna, ton arkton, , humnon pr. ton Erōt

         and shall scourge him, and shall spit upon him, and shall kill him:
        and the third day he shall rise again 
Mark 14:65 And some began to spit [blasphemi] on him, and to cover his face,
        and to buffet him, and to say unto him, Prophesy: (sing, lament, dance)
        and the servants did strike him with the palms of their hands.

Alăpa , ae, f. akin to -cello, to smite, as if calapa; cf. kolaphos,
I. a stroke or blow upon the cheek with the open hand, a box on the ear: “ducere gravem alapam alicui,” to give, Phaedr. 5, 3: “ministri eum alipis caedebant,” Vulg. Marc. 14, 65; ib. Joan. 18, 22; 19, 3; esp. among actors, for the purpose of exciting a laugh among their auditors, * Juv. 8, 192; * Mart. 5, 61, 11.—When a slave was emancipated, his master gave him an alapa; hence, poet.: “multo majoris alapae mecum veneunt,” i. e. with me freedom is much more dearly purchased, Phaedr. 2, 5, 25.

ălăpus , i, m. alapa, I. a parasite, who submitted to the box on the ear for gold,


Domus Caiphae

Inpia blasphemi cecidit domus ecce Caiphae,
in qua pulsata est alapis facies sacra Christi,
hic peccatores manet exitus, obruta quorum 160
vita ruinosis tumulis sine fine iacebit.
The universal root:   Pulso , I. inf. parag. pulsarier, Lucr. 4, 931), 1, v. freq. a. id., to push, strike, beat (cf.: tundo, ferio, pello).
Of all musical instruments: Of musical instruments: “chordas digitis et pectine eburno,” to strike, play upon, Verg. A. 6, 647: “chelyn,” Val. Fl. 1, 139: “pectine nervos,” Sil. 5, 463: “cymbala,” Juv. 9, 62.—Of things: “pulsant arva ligones,” Ov. Am. 3, 10, 31; id. M. 11, 529: “nervo pulsante sagittae,” Verg. G. 4, 313

Verg. A. 6.647
With sounding footsteps and ecstatic song,
Some thread the dance divine: among them moves
The bard of Thrace, in flowing vesture clad,
Discoursing seven-noted melody,
Who sweeps the numbered strings with changeful hand,
Or smites with ivory point his golden lyre.
Caedo , 1. To cut, hew, lop, cut down, fell, cut off, cut to pieces: caesa abiegna trabes,
2. In gen., to strike upon something, to knock at, to beat, strike, cudgel, etc.: “ut lapidem ferro quom caedimus evolat ignis,
II. Trop.: caedere sermones, a Grecism, acc. to Prisc. 18, p. 1118 P., = koptein ta rhēmata, to chop words, chat, talk, converse, Ter. Heaut. 2, 3, 1;
hărundo F. A reed pipe, shepherd's pipe, Pan-pipes, = surigx (an instrument made of several reeds, fastened together with wax, each successive reed somewhat shorter than the preceding): “junctisque canendo vincere arundinibus servantia lumina temptat,” Ov. M. 1, 684; cf. id. ib. 1, 707 sq.; “11, 154: agrestem tenui meditabor harundine Musam,” Verg. E. 6, 8; cf.: “compacta solitum modulatur harundine carmen,” id. Cul. 100: “nec crepuit fissa me propter harundine custos,” Prop. 4 (5), 7, 25.—
DSS: All who have eaten my bread
.........have lifted their heel against me (cf John 13:18)
.........And all those joined to my Council
have mocked me with wicked lips. (Children piping and chiding.)
DSS: They have overtaken me in a narrow pass (gap) without escape
.........And there is no rest for me in my trial.
.........They sound my censure upon a harp
.........and their murmuring and storming upon a zither." Ps.41:11

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