Jeremiah 7 and the Law of Silence

Almost all christianism or religionism with its unlawful priesthood claims to have a superior spiritual connection wiith God.  The Scribes and Pharisees thought that they could change the Word of God to give it more power and to fetch a higher price. Therefore, Jesus marked such speakers, singers and instrument players as hypocrites.  It one suggests that God has not condemned all of the theatrical arts and crafts as legalistic tools to do HARDER worship services the one can say that Jesus has NOT said, "thou shalt NOT be a hypocrite."  Nehemiah 12 looking backwared by the Spirit OF Christ called the king and sacrificial system PARASITES.

This is a review of a sermon insisting that when God COMMANDS something that He does not mean that we cannot do something He has not commanded in the same context.  If God has commanded that the church as ekklesia or synagogue be restricted to being "a school of the Bible" others would say that God DID NOT say 'thou shalt not do Rock and Roll in the class room" then we can do Rock and Roll instead of teaching the Bible. Furthermore, that human opinion then becomes the will of God!

This is the law of Silence used by the Disciples of Christ then the NACC where authority comes from Scripture, tradition and church councils.  However, the word DOCTRINE means only that which God in Christ has taught while DOGMA is that which arises out of the human heart. That "doubtful disputations" is outlawed by Paul in Romans 14 to exclude any private opinion. That is the condition for the church of synagogue in Romans 15 which is INCLUSIVE of "that which is written" or Scripture."

1319. didaskalia didaskalia, did-as-kal-ee´-ah; from 1320; instruction (the function or the information): — doctrine, learning, teaching.



Logos Opposite. muthos, as history to legend, prose, opp. poiêsis, Id.R.390a; Opposite to emmetros opp. poiêtikê, D.H.Comp.6; opp. poiêmata, ib.15; koinakaipoiêmatônkailogôn  Only the words of lyric or dramatic poetry. X. the Word or Wisdom of God, personified as his agent in creation and world-government,

Ana logistikos judging by analogy, grammatikos, haireses,

Dogma A.that which seems to one, opinion or belief, philosophical doctrines, 2.decision, judgement,Id.Lg.926d (pl.); public decree, ordinance

Dogma is the Greek -Autonomia or Self made laws: 3. dogmatism it includes POETRY poi-êtikos or poetic license.
Dogma would be "sermons" as opposed to "teaching" or "songs" which are SELF composed and imposed on the church as LAW.

A. freedom to use its own laws, independence,

-Thucydides 3.46 and we must make up our minds to look for our protection not to legal terrors but to careful administration.  [5]...At present we do exactly the opposite. When a free community, held in subjection by force, rises, as is only natural, and asserts its independence, it is no sooner reduced than we fancy ourselves obliged to punish it severely; [6] although the right course with freemen is not to chastise them rigorously when they do rise, but rigorously to watch them before they rise, and to prevent their ever entertaining the idea, and, the insurrection suppressed, to make as few responsible for it as possible.

-bouleusasthai—‘come to a decision.’
-kai apostasa—‘when revolt has actually taken place

Dogma is: -Poi-êtikos A.capable of making, creative, productive Opposite to praktikos or useful. Strong, vigorous. hēdonōn” p. kai mousikoiId.Lg.802bII. poetical,lexisIsoc.15.47
II. of persons, skilled in music, musical, melody, used to speak before a mob, elegant, delicate, effeminate. Hedone

Dogma is: -Hedone A. enjoyment, pleasure, first in Simon.71, S.l.c., Hdt.1.24, al.; prop. of sensual pleasures, desires after pleasure, pleasant lusts, X.Mem.1.2.23, Ep.Tit.3.3, al.

-Xen. Mem. 1.2.23 How then can it be impossible for one who was prudent [sōphronēsanta] to lose his prudence, for one who was capable of just action to become incapable? To me indeed it seems that whatever is honourable, whatever is good in conduct is the result of training, and that this is especially true of prudence. For in the same body along with the soul are planted the pleasures which call to her: “Abandon prudence, and make haste to gratify [kharizesthai] us and the body.”

Dogma is: -Charizo: In erotic sense, grant favors, to a man, comedy, gratify or indulge a humar of passion. Give up as a favor by dropping a law aimed at him, 

Autonomia is used with: theôr-êtikos to perceive2. of the mind, contemplative, speculative, Philosophy  i. e. one who speculates on truth and reality, 2. of arguments, sciences, etc., scientific, philosophic,
Has the meaning of Voluntarius
 I. willing, of his or its own free-will, voluntary. procurator,

-Autonomism The term autonomia/Autonome is derived from the Greek "auto'-nomo*s" referring to someone or something which lives by his/her own rule. Autonomy, in this sense, is not independence. While independence refers to an autarcic kind of life, separated from the community, autonomy refers to life in society but by one's own rule. Aristotle thus considered that only beasts or gods could be independent and live apart from the polis ("community"), while Kant defined the Enlightenment by autonomy of thought and the famous "Sapere aude" ("dare to know) refers to a set of left-wing political and social movements and theories close to the socialist movement. Autonomism (autonomia), as an identifiable theoretical system, first emerged in Italy in the 1960s from workerist (operaismo) communism. Later, post-Marxist and anarchist tendencies became significant after influence from the Situationists,

Dogmatic is -Theorematikos be interpreted as seen, oneiroi, opp. allēgorikoi, A
II. theoretic, “aretēStoic.3.48, cf., D.L.3.49; dogmatic, epith. of Metrodorus,

-Oneiros you are telling me what I know already, oneiron hupokrinesthai, v. hupokrinō B. 1.2 ; 3. in similes or metaphors, of anything unreal or fleeting, “skiē eikelon ē kai o.

-hupokrinomai 1 2 3 expound, interpret, explain, Od., Ar.:—the attic word in this sense is apo-krinomai.
II.of actors, to answer on the stage: hence to play a part,
hupokr. tragōdian, kōmōdian to play a tragedy, a comedy, id=Arist.; absol. to play a part, be an actor,

Latin Canto I.Neutr., to produce melodious sounds (by the voice or an instrument), to sound, sing, play, sing and play while the actor accompanies the song with gestures or dancingC.Transf., of instruments, to sound, resound

3. in similes or metaphors, of anything unreal or fleeting, dreams of wealth, 

-Skia 3. shade of one dead, phantom, Od.10.495, A.Th.992    of worthless things

-[941a] Athenian 12.

If anyone, while acting as ambassador or herald, conveys false messages from his State to another State, or fails to deliver the actual message he was sent to deliver, or is proved to have brought back, as ambassador or herald, either from a friendly or hostile nation, their reply in a false form,--against all such there shall be laid an indictment for breaking the law by sinning against the sacred messages and injunctions of Hermēs and Zeus, and an assessment shall be made of the penalty they shall suffer or pay,

 Son, and herald, of Zeus, and a master of speech (and of lies).

-Hermēs , ou, ho, nom. 3. ho tou Hermou astēr the planet Mercury, Pl.Ti.38d, Epin.987b, Arist.Mete. 342b33, Metaph.1073b32, Thphr.Sign.46, etc.: later Hermēs, ho, in same sense, Placit.2.32.1, Plu.2.1028b, Cleom.2.7 : hence, “Hermou hēmeraD.C.37.19.

The only DOCTRINE of Christ is that inspired by Christ the Spirit: that includes "Moses" who defined a FALLEN people and the PROPHETS who repudiate the Civil-Military-Clergy system as parasites and robbers.

Jesus outlawed the LADED BURDEN (songs) and Paul outlawed SELF-pleasure BEFORE He included "that which is written" as the SOLE resource to be called the teachings of Christ.  The "creation of mental excitement" used to please or divert people is DOGMA.  

Areskos  A. pleasing, mostly in bad sense, obsequious, cringing, Arist.EN1108a28, 1126b12, Thphr.Char.5.1.
II. areskos, ho, the staff borne by pornoboskoi [brothel keeper] on the stage, Poll.4.120.

Areskô I. of pers. only, make good, make amends, spondas theois aresasthai make full drink-offerings to the gods, please, satisfy, be Lord and Master.

IV. areskei is used impers. to express the opinion or resolution of a public body, also of prevailing opinions; ta areskonta the dogmas of philosophers

please, satisfy, despozô 2. c. gen., to be lord or master of, h.Cer.365, Hdt.3.142 as law-term, to be the legal proprietor,

Heredotus 3. I always disliked it that Polycrates or any other man should lord it over men like himself. Polycrates has fulfilled his destiny, and inviting you to share his power I proclaim equality.

THERE IS NO DEBATE: Doctrine consists ONLY of that which Christ in person or in Spirit taught in a SPIRITUAL SENSE only through the prophets.  

If you hack up Scripture and SELF-promotion you are DOGMATIC which means that it is AUTO promoted.  The authority Paul outlawed was Authentia or that which originates out of self.  The direct command is to TEACH THAT WHICH HAS BEEN TAUGHT.  Moses was PREACHED by being READ in the Synagogues: that defines the Church of Christ in the Wilderness which excluded vocal or instrumental rejoicing which would NEGATE silencing the burden laders. Paul commanded Timothy how to hold CHURCH: Read the Scriptures publically, explain any DOCTRINE included in THAT READ PORTION and admonish everyone to obey it: they say AMEN.

That would exclude SELF or AUTO composed songs or self-inflating rhetoric.

That would EXCLUDE any "resolution of a body" meaning dominant preacher and elders to COMMAND "instrumental praise." Instrumental music is defined as LEGAL MACHINERY to force submission.

That would EXCLUDE prevailing opinions as: "Our culture enjoys CCM with a Rock beat." That would be DOGMA as well as violating DOCTRINE.

God is never silent about anything He wants or rejects. If you are an EARTHLING then you cannot speak anything but earth. 

John 3:31 He that cometh from above is above all:
        he that is of the earth is earthly, and speaketh of the earth:
        He that cometh from heaven is above all.

If you are an EARTHLING then you cannot hear from heaven or the spirit. 

John 3:32 And what he hath seen and heard, that he testifieth;
        and NO MAN receiveth his testimony. 

If YOU receive testimony (Spirit) directly from God then YOU claim that YOUR words are the GUARANTEE that God is not a liar. If you reject the Spirit promised AFTER baptism then you call Jesus Christ and most of church history LIARS.

He that hath received his testimony [Spirit] hath set to his seal that God is true. John 3:33 

If you claim that you are the "receiver" which converts breath or Spirit into words then you claim that you ARE Jesus Christ. 

For he whom God hath sent speaketh the WORDS of God:

The words did not originate with Jesus the Son any more than the sunlight which strikes our face IS the sun. He spoke what the MIND of God spake forth through His breath.

That is, Jesus Christ is the Word (words) of God MADE FLESH: If you claim that you were God Who dwelled among men then you are a liar.  Because, 

for God giveth not the Spirit by measure unto him. John 3:34

Measure means a Limited Portion: If you claim that you speak the words of God then you deny that ALL of the Spirit was received by the Son of God as the ordained "receiver." But, Jesus said that only the words that I SPEAK are SPIRIT and that leaves NOTHING for mortals to speak.

It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life. John 6:63

If Jesus The Christ of God observed the silence of God then please do not trust your children to a man who sees visions, hears audible voices, hears the Holy Spirit tell him to lie about all of the Bible or suggest that God's SILENCE is their AUTHORITY to invent CEREMONIAL LEGALISM because they are lost and need to work their way into God's grace.

While God has NOT been silent about using "machines for doing hard work" in the assembly, those who claim their right to deliberately destroy people CLAIM that God and the Bible had nothing to say about silence. This is one that comes to mind because the Israelites were abandoned to paganism because of musical idolatry at Mount Sinai although God HATH NOT said, thou shallt not engage in musical idolatry.

Stand in the gate of the Lords house [courts], and proclaim there this word, and say, Hear the word of the Lord, all ye of Judah, that enter in at these gates to worship the Lord. Jeremiah 7:2

Shachah (h7812) shaw-khaw'; a prim. root; to depress, i. e. prostrate (espec. reflex. in homage to royalty or God): - bow (self) down, crouch, fall down (flat), humbly beseech, do (make) obeisance, do reverence, make to stoop, worship. 

Thus saith the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel,
        Amend your ways and your doings,
        and I will cause you to dwell in this place. Jeremiah 7:3  

Trust ye not in lying words, saying, The temple of the Lord, The temple of the Lord, The temple of the Lord, are these. Jeremiah 7:4

For if ye throughly amend your ways and your doings;
        if ye thoroughly
execute judgment between a man and his neighbour; Jeremiah 7:5 

If ye oppress not the stranger, the fatherless, and the widow,
shed not innocent blood in this place,
        neither walk after other gods to your hurt: Jeremiah 7:6 

Then will I cause you to dwell in this place, in the land that I gave to your fathers, for ever and ever. Jeremiah 7:7

Behold, ye trust in lying words, that cannot profit. Jeremiah 7:8

Will ye steal, murder, and commit adultery, and swear falsely,
burn incense unto Baal,
walk after other gods whom ye know not; Jeremiah 7:9

And come and stand before me in this HOUSE, which is called by my name, and say,
        We are delivered to do all these abominations? Jeremiah 7:10

Bdelug-ma , atos, to,

A. abomination, tois Aig. pas poimên b. LXX Ge. 43.32 , etc.; b. tôn erêmôseôn, erêmôseôs, of an idol, ib.Da.9.27, 1 Ma. 1.54, cf. Ev.Matt.24.15.

1 Macc 1:54 - Now on the fifteenth day of Chislev, in the one hundred and forty-fifth year, they erected a desolating sacrilege upon the altar of burnt offering. They also built altars in the surrounding cities of Judah,

Notice in verse 59 that this desolating sacrilege could be another altar placed upon the regular altar for burnt offerings.

Of Dancing by the prophets of Jezebel:

"It was probably usual to welcome a king or general with music and dancing...The distinctly religious dance is more frequently mentioned. The clear instances of it in the Bible are the dance of the women of Israel at the Red Sea, headed by Miriam with her tambourine (Exodus 15:20); the dance of the Israelites round the golden calf (Exodus 32:19); the dance of the maidens of Shiloah at the annual feast (Judges 21:19 ff);

the leaping or limping of the prophets of Baal round their altar on Carmel (1 Kings 18:26);
and the
dancing of David in front of the ark (2 Samuel 6:14-16) (Int. Std. Bible Ency., p. 1169-70)

And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate. Daniel 9:27

PHOENI´CE Deities: Baal and Ashtaroth, the two chief divinities of Phoenicia, were the sun and moon. The name of Baal was applied to Phoenician kings, and Belus is the first king of Assyria and Phoenicia. At a later period Baal became a distinct supreme God, and the sun obtained a separate worship (2 Kings, xxiii. 5). As the supreme god, the Greeks and Romans identified him with their Zeus, or Jupiter, and not with Apollo. Bel or Baal was also identified with the planet Saturn, We find his name prefixed to that of other deities, as Baal-Phegor, the god of licentiousness, Baal-Zebub, the god of flies, &c.; as well as to that of many places in which he had temples, as Baal-Gad, Baal-Hamon, &c. Groves on elevated places were dedicated to his worship, and human victims were sometimes offered to him as well as to Moloch. (Jerem. xix. 4, 5.)

He was worshipped with fanatical rites, his votaries crying aloud, and cutting themselves with knives and lancets. Ashtaroth or Astarte, the principal female divinity, was identified by the Greeks and Romans sometimes with Juno, sometimes with Venus, though properly and originally she represented the moon.

The principal seat of her worship was Sidon. She was symbolised by a heifer, or a figure with a heifer's head, and horns resembling the crescent moon.

The name of Astarte was Phoenician (Ps. Lucian, de Dea Syr. c. 4); but she does not appear with that appellation in the early Greek writers, who regard Aphrodite, or Venus Urania, as the principal Phoenician goddess.

Herodotus (i. 105, 131, iii. 8) says that her worship was transferred from Ascalon, its oldest seat, to Cyprus and Cythera, and identifies her with the Babylonian Mylitta, the character of whose wore ship was unequivocal.

Her orginal image or symbol, like that of many of the oldest deities, was a conical stone, as in the case of the Paphian Venus (Tac. H. ii. 3.; Max. Tyr. Diss. 38), of the Cybele of Pessinus (Liv. xxix. 11), and others. In Cyprus her worship degenerated into licentiousness, but the Cyprian coins bear the primitive image of the conical stone.

In Carthage, on the contrary, she appeared as a virgin, with martial attributes, and was worshipped with severe rites. She must be distinguished from Atargatis, or Derceto, who had also a temple at Ascalon, and was represented as half woman, half fish. It is characteristic of the religion of the Phoenicians, that though they adored false gods, they were not so much idolaters as the Egyptians, Greeks, and Romans, since their temples had either no representation of the deity, or only a rude symbol.

The worship of Astarte seems to have been first corrupted at Babylon. Adonis, who had been wounded by the boar on Lebanon, was worshipped at Aphaca, about 7 miles E. of Byblus, near the source of the stream which bears his name, and which was said to be annually reddened with his blood. (Zosim. i. 58; Ps. Lucian, de Dea Syr. c. 9.) By the Phoenicians Adonis was also regarded as the sun, and his death typified the winter. His.rites at Aphaca, when abolished by Constantine, were polluted with every species of abomination. (Euseb. V. Const. iii. 55.)

Is this house, which is called by my name,
        become a
DEN of ROBBERS in your eyes?
        Behold, even I have seen it, saith the Lord. Jeremiah 7:11

But go ye now unto my place which was in Shiloh,
       where I set my name at the first,
       and see what I did to it for the wickedness of my people Israel. Jeremiah 7:12

And now, because ye have done all these works, saith the Lord,
       and I spake unto you, rising up early and speaking,
       but ye heard not; and I called you, but ye answered not; Jeremiah 7:13

Therefore will I do unto this house,
        which is called by my name,

        wherein ye trust
, and unto the place which I gave to you and to your fathers,
        as I have done to Shiloh. Jeremiah 7:14

And I will cast you out of my sight,
        as I have cast out all your brethren, even the whole seed of Ephraim. Jeremiah 7:15

Therefore pray not thou for this people,
       neither lift up cry nor prayer for them,
       neither make intercession to me: for I will not hear thee. Jeremiah 7:16

Seest thou not what they do in the cities of Judah and in the streets of Jerusalem? Jeremiah 7:17

The children gather wood, and the fathers kindle the fire, and the women knead their dough,
       to make cakes to the queen of heaven,
       and to pour out drink offerings unto other gods,
       that they may provoke me to anger. Jeremiah 7:18

Do they provoke me to anger? saith the Lord:
       do they not provoke themselves to the confusion of their own faces? Jeremiah 7:19

Therefore thus saith the Lord God; Behold, mine anger and my fury shall be poured out upon this place, upon man, and upon beast, and upon the trees of the field, and upon the fruit of the ground; and it shall burn, and shall not be quenched. Jeremiah 7:20

> Thus saith the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel;
       Put your burnt offerings unto your sacrifices, and eat flesh. Jeremiah 7:21 

21. Put ... burnt offerings unto ... sacrifices ... eat flesh--Add the former (which the law required to be wholly burnt) to the latter (which were burnt only in part), and "eat flesh" even off the holocausts or burnt offerings. As far as I am concerned, saith Jehovah, you may do with one and the other alike. I will have neither (Isa 1:11 Ho 8:13 Am 5:21,22).

Except the Lord of hosts had left unto us a very small remnant, we should have been as Sodom, and we should have been like unto Gomorrah. Isaiah 1:9

Hear the word of the Lord, ye rulers of Sodom; give ear unto the law of our God, ye people of Gomorrah. Isaiah 1:10

To what purpose is the multitude of your sacrifices unto me? saith the Lord:
        I am full of the burnt offerings of rams, and the
fat of fed beasts;
        and I delight not in the blood of bullocks, or of lambs, or of he goats. Isaiah 1:11

When ye come to appear before me,
        who hath required
this at your hand, to tread my courts? Isaiah 1:12

Bring no more vain oblations;
is an abomination unto me; the new moons and sabbaths,
        the calling of assemblies, I cannot away with;
        it is iniquity, even the solemn meeting. Isaiah 1:13

Ramac (g7429) raw-mas'; a prim. root; to tread upon (as a potter, in walking or abusively: - oppressor, stamp upon, trample (under feet), tread (down, upon).

But exclude the outer court; do not measure it, because it has been given to the Gentiles. They will trample on the holy city for 42 months. Re.11:2

Pateo (g3961) pat-eh'-o; from a der. prob. of 3817 (mean. a "path"); to trample (lit. or fig.): - tread (down, under foot).

Paio (g3817) pah'-yo; a prim. verb; to hit (as if by a single blow and less violently than 5180); spec. to sting (as a scorpion): - smite, strike.

They blindfolded him and demanded, "Prophesy! Who hit you?" Lu.22:64

Your new moons and your appointed feasts my soul hateth: they are a trouble unto me; I am weary to bear them. Isaiah 1:14

And when ye spread forth your hands, I will hide mine eyes from you: yea, when ye make many prayers, I will not hear: your hands are full of blood. Isaiah 1:15 

Isaiah 1:16 Wash you, make you clean; put away the evil of your doings from before mine eyes; cease to do evil;
Isaiah 1:17 Learn to do well; seek judgment, relieve the oppressed, judge the fatherless, plead for the widow.

Isaiah 1:18 Come now, and let us reason together, saith the Lord: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.

Hos 8:11 Because Ephraim hath made many altars to sin, altars shall be unto him to sin.
Hos 8:12 I have written to him the great things of my law, but they were counted as a strange thing.

Hos 8:13 They sacrifice
flesh for the sacrifices of mine offerings, and eat it; but the Lord accepteth them not; now will he remember their iniquity, and visit their sins: they shall return to Egypt.
Hos 8:14 For Israel hath forgotten his Maker, and buildeth temples; and
        Judah hath multiplied fenced cities:
        but I will send a fire upon his cities,
        and it shall devour the palaces thereof.

hate, I despise your feast days, and I will not smell in your solemn assemblies. Amos 5:21

hough ye offer me burnt offerings and your meat offerings, I will not accept them: neither will I regard the peace offerings of your fat beasts. Amos 5:22

Take thou away from me the noise of thy songs; for I will not hear the melody of thy viols. Amos 5:23
let judgment run down as waters, and righteousness as a mighty stream Amos 5:24

> For I spake NOT unto your fathers, nor commanded them
        in the day that I brought them out of the land of Egypt,
       concerning burnt offerings or sacrifices: Jeremiah 7:22

Hebrews 9:10 Which stood only in meats and drinks, and divers washings,
        and carnal ordinances, imposed on them until the time of reformation.

Hebrews 9:11 But Christ being come an high priest of good things to come,
        by a greater and more perfect tabernacle, not made with hands,
        that is to say, not of this building;
Hebrews 9:12 Neither by the blood of goats and calves,
         but by his own blood he entered in once into the holy place, [in heaven]
        having obtained eternal redemption for us.
Hebrews 9:13 For if the blood of bulls and of goats,
        and the ashes of an heifer sprinkling the unclean,
         sanctifieth to the purifying of the flesh:
Hebrews 9:14 How much more shall the blood of Christ, w
        ho through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God,
        purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?
Hebrews 9:15 And for this cause he is the mediator of the new testament,
hat by means of death, for the redemption of the transgressions
        that were under the first testament,
        they which are called might receive the promise of eternal inheritance.
Hebrews 10:1 For the law having a shadow of good things to come,
        and not the very image of the things,
       can never with those sacrifices which they offered year by year
        continually make the comers thereunto perfect.
The Jews had a Covenant with Death and Hell
umbra  2. A shade, ghost of a dead person (poet. and in post-Aug. prose; cf.: “Manes, Lemures)
3. Like the Greek skia an uninvited guest, whom an invited one brings with him (cf. parasitus), Hor. S. 2, 8, 22; id. Ep. 1, 5, 28; Plaut. Pers. 2, 4, 27; so, of an attendant: “luxuriae,Cic. Mur. 6, 13.—

ĭmāgo , ĭnis, f. cf. imitor, 2. With the idea predominating of mere imitation, in opp. to what is original or real, a mere form, image, semblance, appearance, shadow:
carmen imagine vivat,” [Music as imitation of Life]

Hebrews 10:2 For then would they not have ceased to be offered?
        because that the worshippers once purged should have had no more conscience of sins.

Animal sacrifices REMINDED the people of their sins or the FIRST sacrifice should have been enough.

Hebrews 10:3 But in those sacrifices there is a remembrance again made of sins every year.
Hebrews 10:4 For it is not possible that the blood of bulls and of goats should take away sins.
Hebrews 10:5 Wherefore when he cometh into the world, he saith,
        Sacrifice and offering thou wouldest not, but a body hast thou prepared me:
Hebrews 10:6 In burnt offerings and sacrifices for sin thou hast had no pleasure.
Hebrews 10:7 Then said I, Lo, I come (in the volume of the book it is written of me,)
         to do thy will, O God.
Hebrews 10:8 Above when he said,
        Sacrifice and offering and burnt offerings and offering for sin thou wouldest not,
        neither hadst pleasure therein; which are offered by the law;
Hebrews 10:9 Then said he, Lo, I come to do thy will, O God.
        He taketh away the first, that he may establish the second.
Hebrews 10:10 By the which will we are sanctified through
        the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.
Hebrews 10:11 And every priest standeth daily ministering
        and offering oftentimes the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins:
Hebrews 10:12 But this man, after he had offered one sacrifice for sins for ever,
        sat down on the right hand of God;

Some people are so simple that they might say that WE can be rightous AND burn innocent animals without tainting either.  They say, "If we add instruments we are STILL singing."

> But this thing commanded I them, saying,
       Obey my voice, and I will be your God, and ye shall be my people:
       and walk ye in all the ways that I have commanded you,
       that it may be well unto you. Jeremiah 7:23

God hath not said, thou shalt not sing and play instruments and pretend that you are worshiping Me.

> But they HEARKENED NOT, nor inclined their ear,
       but walked in the counsels and in the imagination of their evil heart,
       and went backward, and not forward. Jeremiah 7:24

THE took the liberty when God had been silent and imposed it on others: No man can hear the voice of God and therefore man's imagination is NATURALLY doing to do evil. 

Mowecah (h4156) mo-ay-tsaw'; from 3289; a purpose: - counsel, device.

Destroy thou them, O God; let them fall by their own counsels; cast them out in the multitude of their transgressions; for they have rebelled against thee. Psa 5:10

I am the Lord thy God, which brought thee out of the land of Egypt: open thy mouth wide, and I will fill it. Psa 81:10
But my people would not HEARKEN to my voice; and Israel would none of me. Psa 81:11

So I gave them up unto their OWN HEARTS LUST:
and they walked in their OWN COUNSELS. Psa 81:12 

Rom. 1:21 Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.

2Cor. 10:5 Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;

Destroy thou them, O God; let them fall by their own counsels; cast them out in the multitude of their transgressions; for they have rebelled against thee. Psa 5:10

When the prophets were sent to warn them it was the Spirit OF Christ 

Since the day that your fathers came forth out of the land of Egypt unto this day,
        I have even sent unto you all my servants the PROPHETS,
        daily rising up early and sending them: Jeremiah 7:25

Yet they HEARKENED NOT unto me, nor inclined their ear, but hardened their neck: they did worse than their fathers. Jeremiah 7:26

The prophets were the enemies of the priestly class.  When people IMAGINE that God wants to be disturbed with loud noise--never called music--it is certain that the "music" is the MARK which proves that they will not or cannot hear the Words of God. Pitiful.

Therefore thou shalt speak all these words unto them;
       but they will not hearken to thee:
       thou shalt also call unto them; but they will not answer thee. Jeremiah 7:27

But thou shalt say unto them,
       This is a nation that obeyeth not the voice of the Lord their God,
       nor receiveth correction: truth is perished,
       and is cut off from their mouth. Jeremiah 7:28

God turned them over to worship the starry host because of musical idolatry at Mount Sinai. When they demanded a king it was so that they could WORSHIP LIKE THE NATIONS.

Gowy (h1471) go'ee; rarely (short.) goy go'-ee; appar. from the same root as 1465 (in the sense of massing); a foreign nation; hence a Gentile; also (fig.) a troop of animals, or a flight of locusts: - Gentile, heathen, nation, people 

And said unto him, Behold, thou art old, and thy sons walk not in thy ways:
now make us a king to judge us like all the
nations. 1 Sam 8:5 

Like the nations the LORD destroyed before you, so you will be destroyed for not obeying the LORD your God. De.8:20

You say, "We want to be like the nations (heathen), like the peoples of the world, who serve wood and stone." But what you have in mind will never happen. Eze.20:32

Cut off thine hair, O Jerusalem, and cast it away,
       and take up a lamentation on high places;
       for the Lord hath REJECTED and forsaken the generation of his wrath. Jeremiah 7:29

In the Greek language, Paul warned about older males lifting holy PALMS rather than women waving unholy ARMS.  That was to prevent the outbreak of wrath which could ONLY happen among women and perverted males.  This was the abomination to which God abandoned them.

For the children of Judah have done evil in my sight, saith the Lord:
       they have set their ABOMINATION in the house which is called by my name,
       to pollute it. Jeremiah 7:30

Bdelug-mos  A. abomination, LXX 1 Ki.25.31, Na.3.6.

Nah 3:1 Woe to the bloody city! It is all full of lies and robbery. The prey doesn't depart.
[2] The
noise of the whip, the noise of the rattling of wheels, prancing horses, and bounding chariots,
[3] the horseman mounting, and the flashing sword, the glittering spear, and a multitude of slain, and a great heap of corpses, and there is no end of the bodies. They stumble on their bodie

[4] because of the multitude of the prostitution of the alluring prostitute, the mistress of witchcraft, .who sells nations through her prostitution, and families through her witchcraft.

Kesheph (h3785) keh'-shef; from 3784; magic: - sorcery, witchcraft.

Kashshap (h3786) kash-shawf'; from 3784; a magician: - sorcerer.

Therefore hearken not ye to your prophets, nor to your diviners, nor to your dreamers, nor to your enchanters, nor to your sorcerers, which speak unto you, saying, Ye shall not serve the king of Babylon: Je.27:9

Kashaph (h3784) kaw-shaf'; a prim. root; prop. to whisper a spell, i. e. to inchant or practise magic: - sorcerer, (use) witch (-craft).

bdelussomai feel a loathing at, Id.Ach.586, LXX l. c., al., Plu. Alex.57; b. [tragôidias] Jul. l.c.; ômophagian

Tragôid-ia , hê, ( [tragôidos] Composing of tragedy and comedy: as 'goatsong', because a goat was the prize, II. generally, any grave, serious poetry, 2. an exaggerated speech, 3. outward grandeur, pomp, 

Jer. 7:31 And they have built the high places of Tophet,which is in the valley of the son of Hinnom, to burn their sons and their daughters in the fire; which I commanded them not, neither came it into my heart. 

Of Molech from Amos: "Sometimes he was represented as a horrible idol with fire burning inside so that what was placed in his arms was consumed. In the above illustration, a heathen priest has taken a baby from its mother to be offered to Molech.

Lest the parents should relent, a loud noise was made on drums to hide the screams
The word for
drums is tophim from which the word 'Tophet,' the place mentioned in verses such as Jeremiah 7:31:

''They have built the high place of Tophet... to burn their sons and their daughters in the fire. While drums sounded, bands played, and priests chanted, human sacrifices were devoured in the flames." (Woodrow, Ralph, Babylon Mystery Religion, p. 72-73)

This is a picture of the "worship" in Amos 
which people claim the right to restore 
as the curse imposed by God BECAUSE of musical idolatry.

Jer. 7:32 Therefore, behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that it shall no more be called Tophet, nor the valley of the son of Hinnom, but the valley of slaughter: for they shall bury in Tophet, till there be no place. 

Jer. 7:33 And the carcases of this people shall be meat for the fowls of the heaven, and for the beasts of the earth; and none shall fray them away. 

Hos 8:1 Set the trumpet to thy mouth.
He shall come as an eagle against the house of the LORD,
because they have transgressed my covenant, and trespassed against my law.

Hos 8:2 Israel shall cry unto me, My God, we know thee.

Hos 8:3 Israel hath cast off the thing that is good: the enemy shall pursue him.

Hos 8:4 They have
         set up kings, but not by me:
         they have made princes, and I knew it not:
         of their silver and their gold have they made them idols,
         that they may be cut off.

Hos 8:13 They sacrifice flesh for the sacrifices of mine offerings, and eat it;
         but the LORD accepteth them not;
         now will he remember their iniquity, and visit their sins:
         they shall return to Egypt.

Hos 8:14 For Israel hath forgotten his Maker,
         and buildeth temples;
         and Judah hath multiplied fenced cities:
         but I will send a fire upon his cities,
         and it shall devour the palaces thereof.

Matt 24:26 Wherefore if they shall say unto you,
Behold, he is in the
desert; go not forth:
behold, he is in the
secret chambers; believe it not.

Matt 24:27 For as the lightning cometh out of the east,
and shineth even unto the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.

Matt 24:28 For wheresoever the carcase is,
there will the
eagles be gathered [synagogued] together [synagogued 

Jer. 7:34 Then will I cause to cease from the cities of Judah, and from the streets of Jerusalem, the voice of mirth, and the voice of gladness, the voice of the bridegroom, and the voice of the bride: for the land shall be desolate.


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