Michael Di Paolo Heritage Church of Christ New Testament Law

Michael says that he does not have the DNA of the Church of Christ perspective so his of reading the Bible is a bit different: thinking outside of the BOX. Church of Christ DNA is the same false charge that Churches of Christ reject instruments in the assembly because their more ignorant ancestors believed and taught that using iNSTRUMENTS in the assembly was SINFUL.  Enlightened preachers never appeal to a Law of Silences which the Disciples claimed as one of their authorities to impose instruments. No one ever tried to justify the sowing of discord before 1878 when the Christian Churches  increased their pressure to "take Tennessee for the society (and organ) within 5 years."  The tradition, heritage or now DNA is really a lie because it intends to disparage others to justify their exploding institution

God saved Israel by pure Grace: He offered them The Book of The Covenant. This was the Abrahamic Covenant where tribal elders taught the GENTILES because there were no JEWS.  There was no manditory sacrifices and there was no priesthood.  No Levites, no music.

The Israelites thought that God was SILENT because they refused to listen to God's voice.  Moses said they were made blind and deaf and would not be able to read BLACK text on BROWN paper until the were converted to Christ

They rose up in INSTRUMENTAL IDOLATRY which produced the sexual excesses and perversion Paul speaks about in Romans 1.

The Spirit OF (a preposition) Christ affirmed this and defined the Civil-Military-Clergy as robbers and parasites: in the Greek world all animal slaughter noise makers were called PARASITES because they were abandoned to that status.

Because of this INSTRUMENTAL IDOLATRY of the Egyptian TRINITY, God removed GRACE, had the Levites execute 3,000 of the idolatrous brethrebn, gave them The Book of the Law and sentenced them to the worship of the starry host and sent BEYOND BABYLON which means 'No redemption."

Michael Di Paolo:   Law of Moses, was perfect could not be good enough.  Everyone falls short.  Look: You need help There were  613 commandments.  Picked 2 out everything HINGES on these two.

That is because the Law was God's ABANDONMENT to worship the starry host but the godly people were quarantined to the synagogue or Church OF Christ (the Rock) in the Wilderness where "vocal or instrumental rejoicing" or self-speakers were outlawed.  Stephen was murdered for denying that God commanded any of the sacrificial system including the Temple: he quotes from Amos which has the Spirit OF Christ identifying the music in the temple as the SIGN that God had been there and would never pass by there again:

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

Amos 5:22 Though 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.
NOT Commanded Isaiah 1; Jeremiah 7 says Christ

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

Zimrah (h2172) zim-raw'; from 2167; a musical piece or song to be accompanied by an instrument: - melody, psalm.

Amos 5:24 But let judgment run down as waters, and righteousness as a mighty stream.

Amos 5:25 Have ye offered unto me sacrifices and offerings in the wilderness forty years, O house of Israel? 

Amos 5:26 But ye have borne the tabernacle of your Moloch and Chiun your images, the star of your god, which ye made to yourselves.

Amos 5:27 Therefore will I cause you to go into captivity beyond Damascus, saith the Lord, whose name is The God of hosts.

Amos 6:1 WOE to them that are at ease in Zion, and trust in the mountain of Samaria, which are named chief of the nations, to whom the house of Israel came

Amos 6:4 That lie upon beds of ivory, and stretch themselves upon their couches, and eat the lambs out of the flock, and the calves out of the midst of the stall;

Amos 6:5 That chant to the sound of the viol, and invent to themselves instruments of musick, like David;

Amos 6:7 Therefore now shall they go captive with the first that go captive, and the banquet of them that stretched themselves shall be removed. 

For thus saith the Lord, Enter not into the house of mourning, neither go to lament nor bemoan them: for I have taken away my peace from this people, saith the Lord, even lovingkindness and mercies. Je.16:5

Isaiah 28:15 Because ye have said, We have made a covenant with death, and with hell are we at agreement....

The marzeah [Agapae] was a pagan ritual that took the form of a social and religious association... Some scholars regard the funerary marzeah as a feast for--and with--deceased ancestors (or Rephaim, a proper name in the Bible for the inhabitants of Sheol)." (King, Biblical Archaeological Review, Aug, 1988, p. 35, 35)

"These five elements are:
........(1) reclining or relaxing,
........(2) eating a meat meal,
........(3) singing with harp or other musical accompaniment,
........(4) drinking wine and
........(5) anointing oneself with oil." (King, p. 37).

"In pagan traditions, musical instruments are invented by gods or demi-gods, such as titans. In the Bible, credit is assigned to antediluvian patriarchs, for example, the descendants of Cain in Genesis 4:21 [Handled Without Authority]. There is no other biblical tradition about the invention of musical instruments." (Freedman, David Noel, Bible Review, Summer 1985, p. 51).

Jeremiah 4:22 For my people is foolish,
    they have not known me;
    they are sottish children,
    and they have none understanding:
    they are wise to do evil,
    but to do good they have no knowledge.

iah 5:11 Woe unto them that rise up early in the morning, that they may follow strong drink;
     that continue until night, till wine inflame them!

Isaiah 5:12 And the harp, and the viol, the tabret, and pipe, and wine, are in their feasts:
    but they regard not the work of the LORD,
    neither consider the operation of his hands.

Isaiah 5:13 Therefore my people are gone into captivity,  
    because they have no knowledge:
    and their honourable men are famished,
    and their multitude dried up with thirst.

Isaiah 5:14 Therefore hell [infernus] ,hath enlarged herself, and opened her mouth without measure: and their glory,
     and their multitude, and their pomp,
     and he that rejoiceth, shall descend into it.

“sublimia carmina,” Juv. 7, 28: “verbum,” Quint. 8, 3, 18: “clara et sublimia verba,” id. ib.: “oratio,” id. 8, 3, 74:
carmen  a tune, song, air, lay, strain, note, sound, both vocal and instrumental carmen tuba
“carmine vocali clarus citharāque  “per me (sc. Apollinem) [Abaddon, Apollyon] concordant carmina nervis,
lyrae carmen,” Prop. 2, 1, 9
With allusion to playing on the cithara
5. A magic formula, an incantation:
Isaiah 5:21 Woe unto them that are WISE in their own eyes, and prudent in their own sight!

Sapio orationem sophos] To suggest, be inspired by: “
sophos , ē, on, A.skilled in any handicraft or art, clever
A. skilled in any handicraft or art, clever, harmatēlatas s. Pi.P.5.115, cf. N.7.17; “kubernētēs” A.Supp.770; “mantis” Id.Th.382; “oiōnothetas” S.OT484 (lyr.); of a sculptor, E.Fr.372; even of hedgers and ditchers, Margites Fr.2; but in this sense mostly of poets and musicians, Pi.O.1.9, P.1.42, 3.113; en kithara s. E.IT1238 (lyr.), cf. Ar.Ra.896 (lyr.)

Isaiah 5:23 Which justify the wicked for reward, and take away the righteousness of the righteous from him!

Behold, the days come, saith the Lord God, that I will send a famine in the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of the Lord: Amos 8:11

And they shall wander from sea to sea, and from the north even to the east, they shall run to and fro to seek the word of the Lord, and shall not find it. Amos 8:12

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

And he said, Amos, what seest thou? And I said, A basket of summer fruit. [Catamites] Then said the Lord unto me, The end is come upon my people of Israel; I WILL NOT again pass by them any more. Am 8:2

And the songs of the temple shall be howlings in that day, saith the Lord God: there shall be many dead bodies in every place;

they shall CAST them forth with silence. Am 8:3

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.

Euphrainō , Ep. euphr-, fut. Att.155.12, Pi.I.7(6).3   II. Pass., make merry, enjoy oneself,

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? 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;
When the ELDERS fired God and demanded a Senior Pastor be set over us, God knew that time had come and they could be finally abandoned to Egyptian, Greek, Canaanite or Babylonian Baalism.

The SYNAGOGUE was for the Godly people beginning in the wilderness to continue the Patriarchal practice.  They were quarantined from the Babylonianism at the Temple.  Outlawed WORK on this day was "sending out ministers of God."  You don't need them: The PATTERN was to PREACH the Word by READING the Word. This would be brought by sub elders of groups as small  as ten families (Exodus 18).

David being one of the Kings abandoned to worship the starry host CHANGED the Law of Moses: He assigned the Levites under the King and Commanders of the Army to stand in ranks.  They had harps and swords and if any godly person came NEAR any "holy" thing or into any "holy" place the Levites were to EXECUTE them.

The Spirit OF Christ says that the Jews had a Covenant with Death and with Hell. The MARKS of this Covenant with death is made certain in Amos.

"In pagan traditions, musical instruments are invented by gods or demi-gods, such as titans. In the Bible, credit is assigned to antediluvian patriarchs, for example, the descendants of Cain in Genesis 4:21. There is no other biblical tradition about the invention of musical instruments." (Freedman, David Noel, Bible Review, Summer 1985, p. 51). (Proof Here).

Amos Chapter Five

Conrad L'Heureux demonstrated that the marzeah, or symposium (feast, gathering, banquet, assembly) of El that is found in the Rephaim Texts of Ugarit "must be a reflex in the divine world of the symposium celebrated by the members of the earthly marzeah of El...each guild apparently had a divine patron."42 The heavenly marzeah had participants called rp'm, which we also find in the earthly marzeah, e.g., "May Krt be greatly exalted among the rp'm of the earth...the rp'm constitute an aristocracy of which the Canaanite kings were a part."43 Moses, and the prophets following him were proclaimed as "Speakers for Yahweh," showing the people that "they are sent from the divine king, the suzerain of treaties, to reprove and to pronounce judgment upon Israel..."44

Note 42: Conrad L'Heureux, "The Ugaritic and Biblical Rephaim," Harvard Theological Review, 67(1974): 270-271.

Note 43. Conrad L'Heureux, Rephaim, 271. Cf. 272, footnote 25, the authority of El is ordinarily exercised through the younger generation of gods whom we could call the executive deities. It is also possible to understand the term rp'm as "the assembly of the gods." The entire premise of Jacobsen's article "Primitive Democracy," is that the groups and assemblies on earth reflected what the gods had done in heaven.

This was called "prophesying" by those who "made self a prophet." David made his warrior musicians into PROPHESIERS which means ot make war or make sorcery and never make spirituall Word. The Israelites had been abandoned ot Dionysus or Bacchus "worship of the starry host" because of musical idolatry at Mount Sinai. God heard that as a prayer and answered them.  Therefore, when you lift prooftexts out of the Monarchy, king, temple and sacrificial system you are restoring the Abomination of Desolation which featured Zeus and Dionysus (new wineskin god) in the Temple. This ultimately, like the word PSALM and PSALMOS is Egyptian-Greek and not faithful Israelites:

Aristophanes' Lysistrata:

Call upon Bacchus, afire with his Maenades [mad women];
Call upon Zeus in the
lightning arrayed;
Call on his
queen, ever blessed, adorable;
Call on the holy, infallible Witnesses,
Call them to witness the peace and the harmony,
This which divine Aphrodite has made.

Allala! Lalla! Lallala! Lallala!
Whoop for victory, Lallalalae!
Evoi!  Evoi!  Lallala, Lallala!
Evae!  Evae!  Lallalalae.

Evah is also used of EVE as the accepted MEDIATRIX between man and God.

New patterns of Christian worship appear to have been more difficult for women to adopt than men, as they had not known the dignified rite of Apollo or Zeus.  For the most part, their religious expression had been accompanied by extravagances of every sort.  We may quote Iamblichus again:

We affirm, accordingly, not only that the shoutings and choric songs are sacred to the gods, each and all of them, as being peculiarly their own, but likewise that there is a kindred relationship between them in their proper order . . . and the peculiar usages of Sabazian worship make ready for the Bacchic enthusiasm, the purifying of souls, and deliverances from old incriminations, their respective inspirations are, accordingly, different in every important particular.

Thou seemest to think that those who are enrapt by the Mother of the gods are males, for thou callest them, accordingly, 'Metrizontes' yet that is not true, for the 'Metrizontesae' are chiefly women (op cit., pp. 121-123 

Such women must learn that they were purified not through shouting but through the blood of Christ and through the washing of the water of the Word.

"Long before Israel's existence, we find in Akkadian tablets the word halhallatu for 'double clarinet,' and we have many ancient representations of this instruments... Extremely popular for SECULAR purposes, the clarinet was played at WEDDINGS, BANQUETS, and FUNERAL. At funerals it served as accompaniment to the customary WAILING women; this is the meaning of Matt. 9:23. The chief characteristics of the clarinet were: popularity, juxtaposition with hand drum and lyre, expression of extreme emotionalism, and symbolic meaning of FERTILITY and RESURRECTION." (Int. Std. Bible Dict., p. 472).

The word lelein is fundamentally an onomatopoetic one, meaning, as Thayer's Lexicon puts it, to go 'la-la'.  The Greeks shouted 'alala' both in worship and in war, and personified Alala as a deity (Pindar, Fr. 208 [78]; Plutarch 2.3496).  It was this same repetitive and meaningless syllabification in pagan prayers which Jesus described: 'for they think they shall be heard for their much speaking' (Matthew 6:7) 


1Corinthians 13:1 Though I speak with the tongues
        of men and of angels,               (condemned)
        and have not charity, (Grace)   (condemned)
        I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal.

This is not speaking as in the command to SPEAK one to another to teach and comfort. Sounding brass and tinkling cymbals here are identifying marks of people who have NO LOVE. Even if they COULD speak all of the languages in the world there would be no love. The command is to SPEAK or LOGOS the Word of Christ which is the opposite of rhetoric, singing or playing instruments. Speaking in the tongues of angels was IN FACT making music in tongues.  Tongues and Instruments INTEND to lull people to sleep with THE LOCUSTS OF REVELATION.

La^l-eō, Mark of the Locusts II.  chatter, Opposite. articulate speech, as of locusts, chirp, Theoc.5.34; mesēmbrias lalein tettix (sc. eimi), a very grasshopper to chirp at midday,  III.  of musical sounds, “aulō [flute] laleō” Theoc.20.29; “di'aulou [flute] ē salpiggos l.”[trumpet] Arist. Aud.801a29; of Echomagadin lalein sound the magadis,  [double flute]

Aggelos ,  of a loquacious person 2.  generally, one that announces or tells, e.g. of birds of augury, Il.24.292,296; Mousōn aggelos, of a poet
Aggelos , ho, ,
A. messenger, envoy, Il.2.26, etc.; “di' aggelōn homileein tini” Hdt.5.92.z, cf. SIG229.25 (Erythrae):— prov., Arabios a., of a loquacious person, Men.32.
2. generally, one that announces or tells, e.g. of birds of augury, Il.24.292,296; Mousōn aggelos, of a poet,“aggelon glōssan logōn” E.Supp.203; “aisthēsis hēmin a.” Plot.5.3.3; neut. pl., “aggela nikēs” Nonn.D.34.226.
4. In later philos., semi-divine being, “hēliakoi a.” Jul.Or.4.141b,  “a. kai arkhaggeloi”  also in mystical and magical writings, “aggela nikēs”
nik-ēi_, II. pr. n., Nike, the goddess of victory, Hes.Th.384, cf. Pi.I.2.26, etc.; “Nikē Athana Polias” S.Ph.134, cf. E. Ion457 (lyr.), 1529.
Eur. Supp. 203 Theseus
[195] Full often have I argued out this subject with others. For there are those who say, there is more bad than good in human nature; but I hold a contrary view, that good over bad predominates in man, [200] for if it were not so, we should not exist. He has my praise,
        whichever god brought us to live by rule from chaos and from brutishness,
        first by implanting reason, and next by giving us a tongue to declare our thoughts,
        so as to know the meaning of what is said..

And where sight fails us and our knowledge is not sure, the seer foretells by gazing on the flame, by reading signs in folds of entrails, or by divination from the flight of birds.
        Are we not then too proud, when heaven has made such [215] preparation for our life,
                 not to be content with it?
        But our presumption seeks to lord it over heaven,
                 and in the pride of our hearts we think we are wiser than the gods.
Michael Di PaoloCan't read the NT as a book of laws but of a love story God taking care of his people.  Not a book of stipulated Laws. 

THE LAW or THE FLESH identifies the Law of Moses which EXCLUDED "vocal or instrumental rejoicing" or self-speak of one's OWN laws which become so when people add to what God has said.

THE SPIRIT or THE WORD is the LOGOS which is the Regulative Principle. When you speak in the LOGOS sense it is opposite of the expression of any personal experiences, poetry, singing, playing instrument or drama.

When the Spirit OF Christ which does not speak to preachers inspired the PROPHETS and later the APOSTLES who left us a written MEMORY, A Church of Christ as a REST period FROM religion.  Christ EXCLUDED musical machines which were the PROOF that people were being taken captive by evil people making instrumental noises which distracted the mind or spirit FROM the Word of God.

There is no recorded history including modern research which does not make it certain that musical notes and especially the sounds of bell metal or brass (the meaning of the serpent) causes an anxiety impulse in everyone which the clergy beginning with Jubal sold as a spiritual experience. In probably half of the population complex harmony and instrumental sounds create Decibel Poisoning because it exceeds save limites and because it induces a drug high causing the impulse of Fight, Flight or Sexual feelings.  This is the laded burden Jesus outlawed: spiritual anxiety caused by the arousal singing and the self-pleasure or mental excitement which MUST be silenced so that we an all "use one mind and one mouth to teach that which is written for our LEARNING. It is not possible to understand the role of CHURCH and even hallucinate the use of music meaning to make the lambs dumb before the slaughter.

LEGALISM in the instrumental music sense applies specificially to Apollo, Abaddon and Apollyon. He had a musical worship team of MUSES which were identified as dirty adulteresses and sorcerers by John in Revelation 18.

You can obey THIS:

Nomos , ho, (nemō) b. in VT, of the law of God, “en nomō Kuriou to thelēma autou” LXXPs.1.2, al., cf. Is.2.3; nomon hon eneteilato humin Mōusēs ib.De.33.4; so in NT, “ho n. Mōuseōs” Ev.Luc.2.22, etc.; but also “ho n. tou Khristou” Ep.Gal.6.2; ho n. tou Pneumatos tēs zōēs, opp. ho n. tēs hamartias kai tou thanatou, Ep.Rom.8.2; “n. teleios ho tēs eleutherias” Ep.Jac.1.25.

Or you are abandoned to THIS:
2. Nomos personified, hoi theoi sthenousi khhō keinōn kratōn N. E.Hec.800, cf. Orph.Fr.105, 160.
II. melody, strain, “oida d' ornikhōn nomōs pantōn” Alcm.67; “n. hippios” Pi.O. 1.101; “Apollōn hageito pantoiōn n.” Id.N.5.25; “n. polemikoi” Th.5.69; “epēlalaxan Arai ton oxun n.” A.Th.952 (lyr.); “krektoi n.” S.Fr. 463, cf. AP9.584: metaph., “tous Haidou n.” S.Fr.861.
2. esp. a type of early melody created by Terpander for the lyre as an accompaniment to Epic texts, “n. orthios” Hdt.1.24; “n. Boiōtios” S.Fr.966; “n. kitharōdikoi” Ar.Ra.1282, cf. Pl.Lg.700d, Arist.Po.1447b26, Pr.918b13, etc.; also for the flute, “n. aulōdikos” Plu.2.1132d; without sung text, n. aulētikos ib.1133d, cf. 138b, Poll.4.79; later, composition including both words and melody, e.g. Tim.Pers.
III. = noummos (q. v.),

Surigx , iggos, , A.shepherd's pipe, Panspipe, “aulōn suriggōn t' enopē” Il.10.13; “nomēes terpomenoi surigxi” 18.526; “suriggōn enopē” h.Merc.512; “hupo ligurōn suriggōn hiesan audēn” Hes.Sc.278; “ou molpan suriggos ekhōn” S.Ph.213 (lyr.); kalaminē s. Ar.Fr.719; “kat' agrous tois nomeusi surigx an tis eiē” Pl.R.399d.
2. cat-call, whistle, hiss, as in theatres, Id.Lg.700c; cf. “surizō” 11.2, surigmos:—the last part of the nomos Puthikos was called surigges, prob. because it imitated the dying hisses of the serpent Pytho, Str.9.3.10.
3. mouthpiece of the aulos, Plu.2.1138a,1096b.
Heritage Church proposes to IMPOSE the Law of Instrumental Noises: it's not your business because YOU don't have to obey the LAW OF ABADDON.

Jesus came preaching the Gospel of the KINGDOM or of The Church of Christ.  It is pretty bad to say that the KING of His Kingdom can have no LAWS.
When God in Christ asserts or commands something it is a LAW. THE LAW of Christ hobbles any elder or preacher until He comes again for the OBEDIENT.
Matthew 28:18 And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.
Matthew 28:19 Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them
        in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: [Name is SINGULAR]
Matthew 28:20 Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you:
        and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.
When Jesus whom God has made to be Both Lord and Christ and Grace and Word COMMANDS something that is a law.  When people observe that command they are keeping a law.
1Timothy 1:9 Knowing this, that the law is not made for a righteous man,
        but for the lawless and disobedient, for the ungodly and for sinners, for unholy and profane,
        for murderers of fathers and murderers of mothers, for manslayers,
Paul is speaking of these lawless people: 
Tim 1:3 As I besought thee to abide still at Ephesus, when I went into Macedonia, that thou mightest charge some that they teach no other doctrine,

1 Tim 1:4 Neither give heed to fables and endless genealogies, which minister questions, rather than godly edifying which is in faith: so do.

G3454 muthos moo'-thos e as G3453 (through the idea of tuition); a tale, that is, fiction ("myth")fable.G3453 mueo moo-eh'-o From the base of G3466 ; to initiate, that is, (by implication) to teach:&emdash;instruct.

For he that speaketh in an unknown tongue (babbling) speaketh not unto men, but unto God: for no man understandeth him; howbeit in the spirit (in his/her mind) he speaketh mysteries. 1 Corinthians 14:2

"the condition is that of Ecstasy, the utterances are words or sounds of prayer or praise but are not clear in meaning, and give the impression to the hearer of being mysteries or insane expressions."... This phenomenon seems to include sighs, groanings, shoutings, cries, and utterances either of disconnected words (such as Abba, hosanna, hallelujah, maranatha) or connected speech of a jubilating sort which impresses the observer as ecstatic prayer or psalmodic praise." (Schaff-Herzog, Speaking in Tongues, p. 36)

The worship in Corinth, Ephesus and Colosse before they became Christians was concerned with Dionysus or Bacchus. When Paul said: "don't get drunk with wine" but "sing" Biblical truth in the heart as you "speak" it to one another, he was warning of Bacchus worship which still appealed to certain members of the new body of Christ.

"Now Iamblichus (De Mysteriis, III.ix) goes into the matter of the so-called Corybantic and Bacchic 'frenzies' produced by musical instruments in the Mysteries of Ceres and Bacchus; and in his Life of Pythagoras (xxv) he, further, tells us that:

The whole Pythagoric school went through a course of musical training, both in harmony and touch, whereby, by means of appropriate chants, they beneficially converted the dispositions of the soul to contrary emotions.

See Paul defining Jewish Fables

are myths from MUO [to shut the mouth: music forces the lambs to be silent before the slaughter]

-Muthos   2. fiction (Opposite. logos, historic truth)
Pind. 0. 1 From there glorious song enfolds the wisdom of poets, so that they loudly sing [10] the son of Cronus, when they arrive at the rich and blessed hearth of Hieron, who wields the scepter of law in Sicily of many flocks, reaping every excellence at its peak, and is glorified [15] by the choicest music, which we men often play around his hospitable table. Come, take the Dorian lyre down from its peg, if the splendor of Pisa and of Pherenicus placed your mind under the influence of sweetest thoughts,

Yes, there are many marvels, and yet I suppose the speech of mortals beyond the true account can be deceptive, stories adorned with embroidered lies; [30] and Grace, who fashions all gentle things for men, confers esteem and often contrives to make believable the unbelievable. But the days to come are the wisest witnesses.

 embroidered lies Poikilos
2. of Art, p. humnos a song of changeful strain or full of diverse art, Pi.O.6.87; “poikilon kitharizōn” Id.N.4.14; “dedaidalmenoi pseudesi poikilois muthoi” Id.O.1.29; of style, “lexis poiētikōtera kai p.” Isoc.15.47 (Comp.); “skhēmatismoi” D.H.Is.3.

Fables are myths from MUO [to shut the mouth: music forces the lambs to be silent before the slaughter]

4. professed work of fiction, children's story, fable, Pl.R.377a; of Aesop's fables, Arist. Mete.356b11.
5. plot of a comedy or tragedy, Id.Po.1449b5, 1450a4, 1451a16.
-Sophis-tκs ,A. master of one's craft, adept, expert, of diviners, Hdt.2.49; of poets, “meletan sophistais prosbalon” Pi.I.5(4).28, cf. Cratin.2; of musicians, “sophistēs . . parapaiōn khelun” A.Fr.314, cf. Eup.447, Pl.Com. 140; sophistē Thrēki (sc. Thamyris) E.Rh.924, cf. Ath.14.632c: with modal words added, “hoi s. tōn hierōn melōn”

II. from late v B.C., a Sophist, i.e. one who gave lessons in grammar, rhetoric, politics, mathematics, for money,

-goēs     A. sorcerer, wizard, Phoronis 2, Hdt.2.33,4.105, Pl.R. 380d, Phld.Ir.p.29 W.; “g. epōdos Ludias apo khthonos” E.Ba.234, cf. Hipp.1038; prob. f.l. for boēsi Hdt.7.191.
2. juggler, cheat, “deinos g. kai pharmakeus kai sophistēs” Pl.Smp.203d; “magos kai g.” Aeschin.3.137:
The Law against murder was not intended to SAVE your souls: However, the Law is still binding and LAWLESS people will be UNDER LAW.

Michael Di Paolo:   Repudiating the fact that Churches of Christ DNA (superstition not Bible knowledge) and "Speaking where the Bible speaks and being silent where the Bible was silent they don't know that they  lived for just over 300 years without a NT 260-24 Eusebius began to enum Constantine, 50 copies made.   367 first CAN came into existence in the order we have.

Heredotus is a good example of a Scribe who showed up and any important assembly of people. He had copiests and those at Jerusalem would have had copies of key events read when the pilgrims returned to their homes around the world.  The letters were copied and recopied and all of the church fathers had access to the apostolic writings.

That's fine the bible is till a BOOKSHELF of various books and letters.  A Church of Christ is built upon or Educated by the Prophets and Apostles.  The Prophets wrote by the Spirit OF Christ (not another people) and Jesus made these prophets MORE CERTAIN.  Peter said that the 'memory' left by eye-- and ear-- witnesses of the glorified Christ were not subject to private interpretation or further expounding. That would DESPISE or blaspheme Jesus Christ,  The MARK of a false teacher was one who did NOT teach that which is written

The evidence is that when Jesus quotes it is out of the Greek or Septuagint version which had been in existence as a book from between 300-200 BC.  This was the BOOK available to Christians for many centuries.  This included the Apocryphal books and the 1611 KJV promised to put you in jail if your removed them. Book publishers removed them to save money knowing that not even the preachers would notice.

Isaiah 1 and Jeremiah has Christ denying that God commanded king, kingdom, temple, animal sacrifices or the Levitical instrumental noise makers.
19. [+of iniquity+] (16) Wash and make yourselves clean and turn away the evil of your habitual practices from before my eyes, stop doing evil. (17) Learn
Isa 1:16 Wash you, make you clean; put away the evil of your doings from before mine eyes; cease to do evil;
Rachac (h7364) raw-khats'; a prim. root; to lave (the whole or a part of a thing): - bathe (self), wash (self).
Lavoluthron; strengthened in louō,
20. to do well, pursue judgement, bless the oppressed, judge the orphan, contend for the widow. (PP)
21. Please come and let us reason together says YHWH, if your sins are like scarlet they shall be white as snow
22. if they be as red as crimson they shall be as wool. (19) If you are obedient and you give heed then of the good of the Land [{you shall eat.}]
23. (20) But if you refuse and you rebel you will be devoured by the sword because the mouth of YHWH has said it.
24. (21) How is the faithful city become like a harlot, it was full of justice, righteousness lodged [{in her and now}]
He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved.
Believeth pist-euτ rely on a person, thing, or statement
2.COMPLY, hōs oukh hupeixōn oude pisteusōn legeis;
II entrust something to another; to COMPLY
Opposite. apisteō, Id.Tr.1228.

He that believeth Not shall be DAMNED.

Apisteτ to be apistos, and so, II. = apeitheτ, to disobey, tini Hdt., attic: --absol. to be disobedient, refuse to comply

Soph. OT 625 Creon
[625] Are you resolved not to yield or believe?

Oedipus No, for you persuade me that you are unworthy of trust.

Soph. Trach. 1228
no, you, my son, must take her for your own.
Consent! (peithou:) To disrespect (apistein) me in small matters
destroys the greater favors (pisteusant) you have done.

Apisteτ II.  apeitheō, disobey,  to be disobedient, tois apistousin tade in these things, they refuse to comply,  to be faithless, to doubt that it could be

Isaiah 5 Parallels Amos 5-8 and shows that the Music in the Temple was the attitude which caused the people to hunger and thirst for the Word and could not find it.

Isaiah 8

Isa 8:19And when they shall say unto you,
        Seek unto them that have familiar spirits,
        and unto wizards that peep, and that mutter:
                should not a people seek unto their God?
                for the living to the dead
"In Isa 8:19 the 'obhoth and yidh'onim are spoken of those who 'chirp and mutter." These terms refer to the necromancers themselves who practiced ventriloquism in connection with their magical rites. In Isa 29:4 it is said 'Thy voice shall be as an 'obh, out of the ground.'... They are stamped in these passages, as in the Witch of Endor narrative, as deceivers practising a fraudulent art. By implication their power to evoke spirits with whom they were in familiar intercourse is denied." (Int Std Bible Ency., ency, p. 690)

H178  ’τb obe From the same as H1 (Ab, Ab, Lord, Lord sayers: apparently through the idea of prattling a father’s name); properly a mumble, that is, a water skin (from its hollow sound); hence a necromancer (ventriloquist, as from a jar):—bottle, familiar spirit.
To the law and to the testimony:
        if they speak not according to this word,
        it is because there is no light in them. Isa 8:20

In Psalm 41 and especially the preserved copy at the Dead Sea defines in agonizing details how Satan would attack.

The War Rules specificially shows how to perform the ALARM along with the HOLOCAUST.
DSS: "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 clamor,
.........but the priests shall continue
.........to blow the trumpets of massacre."  - War Scroll
Isaiah 50 Christ Smitten and Plucked   all point to Him being treated like a priest of Cybele or a Dionysus priest always naked and perverted.  Paul outlaws these sects in Romans 14 who were marked by their diet in the marketplace.  In Revelation 15 Paul said that could not engage in the SELF-pleasure which is defined as all of the performing arts and connects this to the REPROACES Jesus suffered for out sins. This leaves us free to engage in "synagogue" where we speak "that which is written."
Isa 50:6 I gave my back to the smiters, 
        and my cheeks to them that plucked off the hair:
        I hid not my face from shame and spitting.

I. (With the notion of the per predominating.) To strike through and through, to thrust or pierce through (syn.: percello, transfigo).
II. (With the idea of the verb predominating.) To strike, beat, hit, smite, shoot, etc. (cf.: ico, pulso, ferio).
2. To strike, shock, make an impression upon, affect deeply, move, astound (class.): “percussisti me de oratione prolatā,
3. To cheat, deceive, impose upon one .
In Particular b. To strike, play a musical instrument (poet.): “lyram,” Ov. Am. 3, 12, 40; Val. Fl. 5, 100
Isaiah 55 Christ identifies SPIRIT as WORD
Isaiah 57 the Law of Silence
Isaiah 58: See how Christ limited the REST day to not seeking our own pleasure (Romans 15) and not speaking our own words.

Christ in the Spirit defined the Qahal, synagogue or Church of Christ in the Widerness:

It was INCLUSIVE of Rest, Reading and Rehearsing the Words of God.
It was EXCLUSIVE of vocal or instrumental rejoicing.  If you understand that Christ ordained a "school of His Word" or academia in Latin, it will be easier to rest those who want to teach and get all of the attention while Jesus Christ is trying to teach when we teach that which has been taught.

Michael Di Paolo:   THE LAW OF CHRIST.
We are saved BY Grace through FAITH: THE only way

Ephesians 2:8 For by grace are ye saved through faith;
        and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:
Ephesians 2:9 Not of works, lest any man should boast.
We are not saved by JUST BELIEVING: The Ephesians were already SAVED after they were baptism.  However, they must walk by FAITH (comes by hearing) as long as we live.

The Question is saved FROM WHAT?  Jesus and Peter said save yourselves FROM this crooked race of vipers. MUSIC and SERMONIZING prevents people from reading the REST OF THE STORY AND LETTING THEM DELIBERATELY DESTROY THE FAITH OF MANY.


Ephesians 2:2 Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this WORLD,
        according to the prince of the power of the air,
the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience:

Kosmos , ho,  natgural, II.rnament, decoration, esp. of women; “hieros k.” OGI90.40 (Rosetta, ii B. C.): pl., ornaments, A.Ag.1271; “hoi peri to sōma k.” Isoc.2.32: metaph., of ornaments of speech, such as epithets, Id.9.9 (pl.), Arist.Rh.1408a14, Po.1457b2, 1458a33; hadumelē k. keladein to sing sweet songs of praise, Pi.O.11 (10).13 (s.v.l.).
Hēdu^-melēs , Dor. had- , Aeol. ad- , es,
A. sweet-singing, “khelidoi” Anacr.67, cf. Sapph.122(Comp.), Pi.N.2.25; sweet-sounding, “xoana” S.Fr.238, etc.: poet. fem., “hēdumeleia surigx” Nonn.D.29.287.
Surigx , iggos, ,
2. cat-call, whistle, hiss, as in theatres, Id.Lg.700c; cf. “surizō” 11.2, surigmos:—the last part of the nomos Puthikos was called surigges, prob. because it imitated the dying hisses of the serpent Pytho, Str.9.3.10.
3. mouthpiece of the aulos

This Judas bag is from the Greek:

Glosokomon (g1101) gloce-sok'-om-on; from 1100 (speaking in tongues) and the base of 2889; prop. a case to keep mouthpieces of wind-instruments in, i.e. (by extens.) a casket or (spec.) purse: - bag.

It is made up of two words:

1. Glossa (from Strong's g1100) means "speaking in tongues" especially an unacquired one.

2. Kosmos (g2889) means the "orderly arrangement" or the "adorning" world. this is derived from (g2864 or Komizo which means "to carry off."

Kosmos (g2889) kos'-mos; prob. from the base of 2865; orderly arrangement, i.e. decoration; by impl. the world (in a wide or narrow sense, includ. its inhab., lit. or fig. [mor.]): - adorning, world.

"Yet, through all there was an overarching harmony. The Greek word cosmos which we translate by universe originally meant beauty and harmony.

The Pythagoreans discovered mathematical formulae for the musical harmonies. They believed in the harmony of the sounds produced by the movement of the stars.

Therefore, they spoke of cosmic harmony of the spheres, each of which has a different sound, but all together creating a harmonious sound. If you delete the half-poetic, mythological elements from such ideas, then you can say that they had a universal, ecstatic interpretation of reality." (Tillich, Paul, A History of Christian Thought, Touchstone, p. 333).

Kosmocrator (g2888) kos-mok-rat'-ore; from 2889 and 2902; a world-ruler, an epithet of Satan: - ruler.

Kraeteo (g2902) krat-eh'-o; from 2904; to use strength, i.e. seize or retain (lit. or fig.): - hold (by, fast), keep, lay hand (hold) on, obtain, retain, take (by).

Rulers of the darkness of this world (Gk: Kosmokrator 2888) meaning "holders of this world, or Lord of the world. This is used of Satan and his angels (John 12:31; 2 Corinthians 4:4).

Pind. O. 11 There is a time when men's need for winds is the greatest, and a time for waters from the sky, the rainy offspring of clouds. But when anyone is victorious through his toil, then honey-voiced odes [5] become the foundation for future fame, and a faithful pledge for great deeds of excellence. This praise is dedicated to Olympian victors, without stint. My tongue wants to foster such themes; [10] but it is by the gift of a god that a man flourishes with a skillful mind, as with anything else. For the present rest assured, Hagesidamus son of Archestratus: for the sake of your boxing victory, I shall loudly sing a sweet song, an adornment for your garland of golden olive, [15] while I honor the race of the Western Locrians. There, Muses, join in the victory-song; I shall pledge my word to you that we will find there a race that does not repel the stranger, or is inexperienced in fine deeds, but one that is wise and warlike too. For [20] neither the fiery fox nor loud-roaring lions change their nature.

Focus on individuals, how we live, how we serve God.  NOT about don't do.  GOSPEL OF THE KINGDOM Church.

Look at Screen.  Follow the Spirit.  Gets us to the idea of working our way into heaven. Struggled with how we address this  My belief that that much on the principle.  Youhave to be REALLY good, doo the right things or you are not saved.

Didn't talk about Grace and FAITH.  We afre told to walk by the Spirit. there is not Sp;irit.  In everyone. does not make sense

Accept God's Salvation
diligently seek him. A Disciple is a student.

where the church come from RIGHT wrong, WE know that there is grace.  don't have to have everything nailed down.
Coc DNA NOT based on knowledge.

How we do things not not what we believe.
How we go about impliment thing.
If we are trying to KEEP A LIST, which list, will NOT FIND one.  all different,  then how does god deal with us. He IS PLEASED

1 Corinthiangs 12

Surp;ise God does not talk where the Bible is Silent.  It is an assumption about hwo God saves us.  Man Made Concept.

HOW DISTANCE SPWBS  Not going to Jeruslem all of the time. Entrenched.

God particip;ated not about the SILENCE.
The Synagogue is NEVER mentioned in the OT.  It arises out of Captivity.
We don't know when it arose. Entrenched when Jesus Was born
Jesus participated in Attendance.  Didn't strike them dead. Taught, threatened Damnation.
So God can PARTICPATE in making changes to fit culture.


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