Mike Cope A Cappella Music12.03.18
Carl Ketchershide Twisted Scriptures "Conformity or Diversity Chapter 5
Carl Ketchershide Incendiary Instruments fittingly, all mentions of Koma-inducing noise makers "makes the lambs
Rubel Shelly Defending "Incendiary Instruments" at Woodmont Hills c. 1988
Jeff Brown at Woodmont Hills lead minister provides Visionary Leadership.
LISTENS for the WORD OF God FOR the people of God
Contradicts and DESPISES THE WORD which means to BLASPHEME.
All uses of musical (noise) instruments are left by the Spirit OF Christ of those performance hired preachers, singers or instrument players: neither intends to either speak or obey the WORD (Dabaf-Logos) as the Regulative Principle which OUTLAWS rhetoric, singing or playing instruments when the assembly is commanded to assemble ONCE EACH WEEK on the REST day to Read and Rehearse or learn and mutually confess that God speaks and we listen.
Instruments are also the marks of God driving His enemies into HELL or ALIVE into the LAKE OF FIRE: the craftsmen are called SORCERERS which includes any enhancement of words refusing to "use one mind and one mouth" to teach that which is written for our LEARNING.
The Israelite fell into instrumental-trinitarian idolatry at Mount sinai: this was a sin beyond redemption and God abandoned them to worship the starry host. All of the Lost Tribes of Abilene use God's ABANDONMENT to say that "a" spirit commanded them to sow massive discord by becoming Instrumental Sectarian. Jude says not to worry because they are spirits of old who HAD once deceived the whole world. This world created by Jesus as the Christ is RESERVED FOR FIRE.
The practice in the wilderness, tyre and Jerusalem All
Judas was a thief: his bag or box was
always attached to the spotted flute case.
And God WATCHED the prophesied and fulfilled Musical Worship Team
Trumpet, drums, flute, cymbals and castinets with buffoons
Psallo permits ONLY smiting a string with your FINGERS: not a plectrum
Psallo and SOP have the same root meaning.
Revelation 18F: they are all called Sorcerers who HAD once deceived the whole world.
They WILL BE CAST ALIVE INTO THE LAKE OF FIRE.
Jesus said that Doctors of the Law take away (steal) the Key to Knowledge. Salvation gives us A holy spirit so that we can read BLACK text on BROWN paper. He gave us Knowledge through salvation.
All of the Bible proves that the Doctors of the Law use theatrical and musical performance which means to "make the lambs dumb before the slaughter." This is not accidental or incidental ignorance: Paul said that the Christ Gift was to APT elders as the only pastor teacers. In Ephesians 4 before they could hold SCHOOL OF CHRIST as the one piece pattern they first had to cast out the cunning craftsmen or sophists: sophists are rhetoricians, singers, instrument players and actors. Jesus said that God HIDES from the sophist. The reason for ejecting all of the hypocrites and hypocritic acts of worship is that THEY ARE LYING IN WAIT TO DECEIVE.
You can discuss the DOCTORS OF THE LAW as well as a separate forum thread showing that MUSIC is the weapon of sorcery and deceit. You don't have to post your name.
Also see Doctors of the Law and Simony. Jesus said that they take away the Key to Knowledge. He called the Scribes and Pharisees, Hypocrites. In Ezekiel 33 Christ named self-speakers for hire, singers and instrument players. These are the Spirit's definition of NOTHING AT ALL because it proves that neither STAFF nor paying audience intend to listen to the Word nor obey it. The Word is the Logos or God's Regulative Principle. Simony only works if you refute the Word.
Doctors of the Law Teachers of Legalism
In Ephesians 4 Christ gave faithful churches elders as the only pastor-teachers of the flock. Their first task is to eject the cunning craftsmen or sophists: speakers for pay, singers and instrument players. They must be ejected because THEY ARE LYING IN WAIT TO DECEIVE.
1Tim. 5:17 Let the elders that rule well be counted worthy of double honour, especially they who labour in the word and doctrine.
THE DIRECT COMMAND FROM CHRIST THE ROCK FOR THE CHURCH IN THE WILDERNESS EXCLUDED VOCAL OR INSTRUMENTAL REJOICING SO THAT:
Acts 15:21 For Moses of old time
hath in every city
them that PREACH him,
being READ in the synagogues every sabbath day.
The epistles and all resources are to be SPOKEN or READ so that no one can insert a private opinion.
LEXIS as SPEAK is the OPPOSITE of ODE.
- If you say that Churches of Christ which did not use INSTRUMENTS during the School of the Word from the Wilderness onwwars was just and evil tradition.
- And from Genesis to Revelation musical machines are said to have been brought by Lucifer (ZOE) into the garden of Eden and resulted in some sexual hanky panky to REVELATION when the Babylon mother of harlot rises again and ALL of her religious STAFF are called sorcerers and will be cast alive into the Lake of Fire.
- Then Christ in Jeremiah 23 says that you despise the Word and the Latin word is BLASPHEME
The ONLY meaning of LEGALISM identifies the MUSES promoting the LAWS of Apollo who is the Apollyon of Revelation. John calls the "lusted after fruits" as rhetoricians, singers and instrument players SORCERERS who had deceived the whole world.
A musical instrument is their "machine for doing hard work, making war and SHOCKING your pants off."
Nomos , ho, ( [nemô] ) can mean "the Law of God" without respect to MOSES.
A. that which is in habitual practice, use or possession, not in Hom. (cf. J.Ap.2.15), though read by Zenod. in Od.1.3.
I. usage, custom, [Mousai] melpontai pantôn te nomous kai êthea kedna Hes.Th.66n. archaios aristos
A. Mousa 1 [known as filthy adulteresses and the LOCUSTS of Revelation]
I. the Muse, in pl. the Muses, goddesses of song, music, poetry, dancing, the drama, and all fine arts, Hom.: the names of the nine were Clio, Euterpe, Thalia, Melpomene, Terpsichore, Erato, Polymnia or Polyhymnia, Urania, and Calliope, Hes.,
II. mousa, as appellat., music, song, Pind., Trag.:--also eloquence, Eur.:--in pl. arts, accomplishments, Ar., Plat.[hypocrites]
Homer, Odyssey 1: Tell me, O Muse, of the man of many devices, who wandered full many ways after he had sacked the sacred citadel of Troy. Many were the men whose cities he saw and whose mind he learned, aye, and many the woes he suffered in his heart upon the sea
A. Melpontai Melpo celebrate with song and dance. Od.4.17, [make melody with singing and the phormizon or HARP of Apollo.] dance a war-dance in honour of Ares, Sing and play the kithera, sing and play the aulos or flute. Epithet of Dionysus.
Homer Odyssey 4.So they were feasting in the great high-roofed hall, the neighbors and kinsfolk of glorious Menelaus, and making merry; and among them a divine minstrel was singing to the lyre, and two tumblers whirled up and down through the midst of them, as he began his song.
Making literal MELODY is the MARK of sorcery: Paul said do that IN the heart and you won't HARM people.
This "arousal singing" was always associated with Phoibos who was the BRIGHT ONE who is also Lucifer and Zoe. He competed with the Pythian spirit Paul cast out of the little TRAFFICING girl USED by men.
II. melody, strain, oida d' ornichôn nomôs pantôn Alcm.67 ; n. hippios Pi.O. 1.101 ; Apollôn hageito pantoiôn n. Id.N.5.25 ; n. polemikoi Th.5.69 ; epêlalaxan Arai ton oxun n. A.Th.952 (lyr.); krektoi n. S.Fr. 463 , cf. AP9.584: metaph., tous Haidou n. S.Fr.861 .
Pindar, Odes 5. The most beautiful chorus of Muses sang gladly for the Aeacids on Mt. Pelion, and among them Apollo, sweeping the seven-tongued lyre with a golden plectrum,  led all types of strains. And the Muses began with a prelude to Zeus, then sang first of divine Thetis and of Peleus; how Hippolyte, the opulent daughter of Cretheus, wanted to trap him with deceit
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. Boiôtios S.Fr.966 ; n. kitharôidikoi Ar.Ra.1282 , cf. Pl.Lg.700d, Arist.Po.1447b26, Pr.918b13, etc.; also for the flute, n. aulôidikos Plu.2.1132d ; without sung text, n. aulêtikos ib.1133d, cf. 138b, Poll.4.79; later, composition including both words and melody, e.g. Tim.Pers.
NOTE: the use of the HARP had ceased over 400 years beforee the time of Paul
Epic verses were originally sung to musical accompaniment, but after the time of Terpander, as lyric poetry became more independently cultivated, the accompaniment of stringed instruments fell into disuse;
 The fortune that is born along with a man decides in every deed. And you, Euthymenes from Aegina, have twice fallen into the arms of Victory and attained embroidered hymns.
Pindar, Pythian 4. Today you must stand beside a beloved man, Muse, the king of Cyrene with its fine horses, so that while Arcesilas celebrates his triumph you may swell the fair wind of song that is due to the children of Leto and to Pytho, where once the priestess seated beside the golden eagles of Zeus,  on a day when Apollo happened to be present
Auleô, Pass., of tunes, to be played on the flute, ho Bakcheios rhuthmos êuleito X. Smp.9.3 ; auleitai pan melathron is filled with music, E.IT367 .
Euripides, Bacchae Pentheus
As many of them as I have caught, servants keep in the public strongholds with their hands bound, and as many as are absent I will hunt from the mountains, [I mean Ino and Agave, who bore me to Echion, and  Autonoe, the mother of Actaeon.] And having bound them in iron fetters, I will soon stop them from this ill-working revelry. And they say that some stranger has come, a sorcerer, a conjuror from the Lydian land,  fragrant in hair with golden curls, having in his eyes the wine-dark graces of Aphrodite. He is with the young girls day and night, alluring them with joyful mysteries. If I catch him within this house,  I will stop him from making a noise with the thyrsos and shaking his hair, by cutting his head off.
Stranger: Bakch-eios or Bakcheios , a, on, also Bakchios , a, on (to suit the metre), fem. os Luc.Ocyp.171:--
A. of or belonging to Bacchus and his rites, botrus S.Fr.255.2 ; nomos E.Hec.686 (lyr.); rhuthmos X.Smp.9.3 , etc.: hence, frenzied, rapt, B. Dionusos h.Hom.19.46 , cf. Hdt.4.79; ho B. theos S.OT1105 (lyr.); Bakcheie despot' Ar.Th.988 (lyr.), cf. IG4.558.20 (Argos), etc.; ton B. anakta, of Aeschylus, Ar.Ra.1259.H
Here is LEGALISM: always defines the musicians and singers
Nomos is a law of melody, strain for Apollon: 2. esp. a type of early melody created by Terpander for the lyre as an accompaniment to Epic texts, [instruments outlawed for epic about 400 B.C.]
Rhuthmos: rhythm, opp. metron and harmonia,
Xenophon,on Socrates Symposium 9. 3] Then, to start proceedings, in came Ariadne, apparelled as a bride, and took her seat in the chair. Dionysus being still invisible, there was heard the Bacchic music played on a flute. Then it was that the assemblage was filled with admiration of the dancing master. For as soon as Ariadne heard the strain, her action was such that every one might have perceived her joy at the sound; and although she did not go to meet Dionysus, nor even rise, yet it was clear that she kept her composure with difficulty.  But when Dionysus caught sight of her, he came dancing toward her and in a most loving manner sat himself on her lap, and putting his arms about her gave her a kiss. Her demeanour was all modesty, and yet she returned his embrace with affection. As the banqueters beheld it, they kept clapping and crying “encore!”  Then when Dionysus arose and gave his hand to Ariadne to rise also, there was presented the impersonation of lovers kissing and caressing each other. The onlookers viewed a Dionysus truly handsome, an Ariadne truly fair, not presenting a burlesque but offering genuine kisses with their lips; and they were all raised to a high pitch of enthusiasm as they looked on.  For they overheard Dionysus asking her if she loved him, and heard her vowing that she did, so earnestly that not only Dionysus but all the bystanders as well would have taken their oaths in confirmation that the youth and the maid surely felt a mutual affection. For theirs was the appearance not of actors who had been taught their poses but of persons now permitted to satisfy their long- cherished desires.  At last, the banqueters, seeing them in each other's embrace and obviously leaving for the bridal couch, those who were unwedded swore that they would take to themselves wives, and those who were already married mounted horse and rode off to their wives that they might enjoy them. As for Socrates and the others who had lingered behind, they went out with Callias to join Lycon and his son in their walk.
Aphrodite of Cyprus brought the maddening bird to men for the first time,
and she taught the son of Aeson skill in prayerful incantations,
so that he could rob Medea of reverence for her parents,
and a longing for Greece would lash her, her mind on fire, with the whip of Persuasion.
epôidê , Ion. and poet. epa^oidê , hê,
A. song sung to or over: hence, enchantment, spell, epaoidêi d' haima..eschethon Od.19.457 , cf. Pi.P.4.217 ; ou pros iatrou sophou thrênein epôidas pros tomônti pêmati S.Aj. 582 ; of the Magi, Hdt.1.132 ; meliglôssois peithous epaoidaisin A.Pr. 174 , cf. S.OC1194 ; epôidas epaidein X.Mem.2.6.10 sq.; epôidais haliskesthai Anaxandr.33.13 ; oute pharmaka..oud' au epôidai 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.., toutôn epôidas ouk epoiêsen patêr A.Eu.649 .
epôidos , on, epaidô
A. singing to or over, using songs or charms to heal wounds, epôidoi muthoi Pl.Lg.903b .
2. epôidos, ho, verse or passage returning at intervals, in Alcaics and Sapphics, D.H.Comp.19 ; chorus, burden, refrain, Ph. 1.312 : metaph., ho koinos hapasês adoleschias e. the 'old story', Plu.2.507e.
And she quickly revealed the means of performing the labors set by her father; and she mixed drugs with olive oil as a remedy for hard pains, and gave it to him to anoint himself. They agreed to be united with each other in sweet wedlockUsed with Epoide A. song sung to or over: hence, enchantment, spell.
Rev 18:21 And a mighty angel took up a stone like a great millstone, and cast it into the sea, saying, Thus with violence shall that great city Babylon be thrown down, and shall be found no more at all.Rev 18:22 And the voice of harpers, and musicians [Apollyon's muses or locusts] and of pipers, and trumpeters, shall be heard no more at all in thee; and no craftsman, [theater builders and stage managers] of whatsoever craft he be, shall be found any more in thee; and the sound of a millstone [called a pipe, made a wistling sound to attract] shall be heard no more at all in thee;
Rev 18:23 And the light of a candle shall shine no more at all in thee; and the voice of the bridegroom and of the bride shall be heard no more at all in thee: for thy merchants were the great men of the earth; for by thy SORCERERS [Pharmakeia] were all nations deceived.
HERE IS A PAGAN LAW ABOUT BURNING INFANTS: as in CANAAN LAND.
 whom far-famed Orestes, Agamemnon's son, had slain. Thinking on him he spoke among the immortals, and said: "Look you now, how ready mortals are to blame the gods. It is from us, they say, that evils come, but they even of themselves, through their own blind folly, have sorrows beyond that which is ordained.
That is EXACTLY what God always says.
Rom VIII WEB. There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who don't walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit.
Paul defines this in Romans 1 which is NOT the Covenant of Grace.
 For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus made me free from the law of sin and of death.
 For what couldn't do, in that it was weak through the flesh,
God did, sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh and for sin, he condemned sin in the flesh;
Isa 2: It shall happen in the latter days, that the mountain of Yahweh's house shall be established on the top of the mountains, And shall be raised above the hills; And all nations shall flow to it.  Many peoples shall go and say, "Come, let's go up to the mountain of Yahweh, To the house of the God of Jacob;
And HE will teach us of his ways, And WE will walk in his paths. For out of Zion THE LAW shall go forth, And the word of Yahweh from Jerusalem.
lex, to fasten; Lat. ligo, to bind, oblige; cf. religio] ,
I. a proposition or motion for a law made to the people by a magistrate, a bill (cf. institutum). [nomokos]
Isa 2:4 And he shall judge among the nations, and shall rebuke many people: and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruninghooks: nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more.
Isa 2:5 O house of Jacob, come ye, and let us walk in the light of the LORD.
Isa 2:6 Therefore thou hast forsaken thy people the house of Jacob, because they be replenished from the east, and are soothsayers like the Philistines, and they please themselves in the children of strangers.
Anan (h6049) aw-nan'; a prim. root; to cover; used only as denom. from 6051, to cloud over; fig. to act covertly, i. e. practise magic: - * bring, enchanter, Meonemin, observe (-r of) times, soothsayer, sorcerer.
There shall not be found among you any one that maketh his son or his daughter to pass through the fire, or that useth divination, or an observer of times, or an enchanter, or a witch, De.18:10
Soothsayers are "responsive singers": Anan (h6049) aw-nan'; a prim. root; to cover; used only as denom. from 6051, to cloud over; fig. to act covertly, i. e. practise magic: - * bring, enchanter, Meonemin, observer of times, soothsayer, sorcerer.Performance preachers and MUSICIANS are the ONLY meaning of CEREMONIAL LEGALISM.
"In an inscription from Cyprus, in one from Rhodes and in several from around the district of Carthage, there are references to important personages who bear the title Mqm'lm which we can translate as AROUSERS of the god.'" (de Vaux, Roland, The Bible and the Ancient Near East, Doubleday, p. 247).
"We even have a mention at a later date of a similar custom in connection with the cult in Jerusalem, where certain Levites, called me'oreim, 'AROUSERS,' sang (every morning?) this verse from "Ps 44:23: "Awake, O Lord! Why do you sleep? Rouse yourself! Do not reject us forever." The Talmud tells us that John Hyrcanus suppressed the practice because it recalled too readily a pagan custom." (Roland de Vaux, p. 247).
Plato Gorgias 483e] march against Greece, or his father against Scythia? Or take the countless other cases of the sort that one might mention. Why, surely these men follow nature--the nature of right--in acting thus; yes, on my soul, and follow the law1 of nature--though not that, I dare say, which is made by us; we mold the best and strongest amongst us, taking them from their infancy like young lions, and utterly enthral them by our spells1. Callicles boldly applies the word nomos, which so far has been used in the sense of man-made law or convention, in its widest sense of “general rule” or “principle.”
and utterly enthral them by our spell
katadoul-oō , A.reduce to slavery, enslave,
2. more freq. in Med., make a slave to oneself, enslave, “tēn mētropolin”mother-state, as related to her colonies,
II. metaph., enslave in mind, “paidiskarion me katadedoulōk' euteles”
goēt-euō , A.bewitch, beguile, Pl.Grg.483e, etc.:—Pass., Id.R.412e, 413b, D.19.102, etc.; fascinate, as a snake, Plot.188.8.131.52. abs., play the wizard, D.L.8.59.
goēt-ikos , ē, on, (goēs)A.skilled in witchcraft, juggling, “hē g. mageia” Arist.Fr.36. Adv. “-kōs” Poll.4.51:—pecul. fem. goētis “morphē” bewitching, AP12.192 (Strat.). goētosActs 8. They listened to him, because for a long time he had amazed them with his sorceries
ma^geia , hē, A. theology of the Magians, “m. hē Zōroastrou”
existēmi , simply e. tina drive one out of his senses, confound, amaze, diverts the attention, 3. get rid of, dispose of the claims of a person,
Magos 3. enchanter, wizard, esp. in bad sense, impostor, charlatan, II. magos, on, as Adj., magical, “magps tekhnē prattein ti” Philostr.VA1.2; “kestou phōneusa magōtera”
sophos , ē, on, A.skilled in any handicraft or art, clever,
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.)
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? 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,  who could number all the joys that Theron has given others?
Thebanus magis. nam et citharizare et cantare ad chordarum sonum doctus est a Dionysio, qui non minore fuit in musicis gloria quam Damon aut Lamprus, quorum pervulgata sunt nomina, cantare tibiis ab Olympiodoro, saltare a Calliphrone.
2006 December 5
Of course, it is not given that Mike Cope or any professional theologian or hermeneut (substitutes Hermes as logos to replace Jesus as Logos) should be able to answer two important questions.
First, what is a Qahal, synagogue, Ekklesia, synagogue or Church of Christ (the Rock) in the wilderness.
Second, it is not given that they should be able to understand the meaning of WORSHIP.
There are the people of the WORLD or Kosmos for which Jesus will not pray and will not let read BLACK text on BROWN paper.
There are "pilgrims and sojourners" on the earth: they are OF faith or OF truth.
God HIDES Himself from the WISE meaning SOPHISTS: A sophist is a rhetorician, singer, instrument player or other form called SORCERERS.
SHOULD WE WORRY WHEN THE TEACHINGS OF CHRIST IN THE PROPHETS IS EQUATED TO TRIBALISM?
Isaiah 57:2 He shall enter into peace: they shall rest in their beds, each one walking in his uprightness.
Rĕ-quĭescoIsaiah 57:3 But draw near hither, ye sons of the sorceress, the seed of the adulterer and the whore.
B. Trop., to repose, find rest, take consolation:
II. Act., to let rest; to stop, stay, arrest turba
turba . a turmoil, hubbub, uproar, disorder, tumult, commotion, disturbance, of a crowd of people
“turbae carmina,” disturbance of singing and playing
“inanium verborum,” Quint. 8, 2, 17:
Quint. 8, 2, 17: Again, some writers introduce a whole host of useless words; for, in their eagerness to avoid ordinary methods of expression, and allured by false ideals of beauty they wrap up everything in a multitude of words simply and solely because they are unwilling to make a direct and simple statement of the facts: and then they link up and involve one of those long-winded clauses with others like it, and extend their periods to a length beyond the compass of mortal breath.
augŭrātrix , īcis, f. id., I. a female soothsayer or diviner (post-class.), Vulg. Isa. 57, 3 (as transl. of the Heb. ; but in Paul. ex Fest. p. 117, the correct reading is argutatrix;Isaiah 57:4 Against whom do ye sport yourselves? against whom make ye a wide mouth, and draw out the tongue? are ye not children of transgression, a seed of falsehood,
Soothsayers: Anan (h6049) aw-nan'; a prim. root; to cover; used only as denom. from 6051, to cloud over; fig. to act covertly, i. e. practise magic: - * bring, enchanter, Meonemin, observe (-r of) times, soothsayer, sorcerer.
Manteuomai (g3132) mant-yoo'-om-ahee; from a der. of 3105 (mean. a prophet, as supposed to rave through inspiration); to divine, i.e. utter spells under pretence of foretelling: - by soothsaying.
Gad who spoke to David was a seer or stargazer:
"From mantis, a seer, diviner. The word is allied to mainomai, "to rave," and mania, "fury" displayed by those who were possessed by an evil spirit represented by the pagan god or goddess while delivering their oracular message." Vine
A. To sport, play with any thing, to practise as a pastime, amuse one's self with any thing
Esp., to play on an instrument of music, to make or compose music or song: “ludere quae vellem calamo permisit agresti,” Verg. E. 1, 10: B. To sport, dally, wanton (cf. "amorous play,
Mŏdus 2. The measure of tones, measure, rhythm, melody, harmony, time; in poetry, measure, metre, mode: “vocum,” Cic. Div. 2, 3, 9: “musici,” Quint. 1, 10, 14: “lyrici,” Ov. H. 15, 6: “fidibus Latinis Thebanos aptare modos,” Hor. Ep. 1, 3, 12: Bacchico exsultas (i. e. exsultans) modo, Enn. ap. Charis [grace]. p. 214 P. (Trag. v. 152 Vahl.): “flebilibus modis concinere,” Cic. Tusc. 1, 44, 106: saltare [dance] ad tibicinis modos, to the music or sound of the flute, Liv. 7, 2: “nectere canoris Eloquium vocale modis,” Juv. 7, 19.—Fig.: “verae
Anag (h6026) aw-nag'; a prim. root; to be soft or pliable, i. e. (fig.) effeminate or luxurious: - delicate (-ness), (have) delight (self), sport self.
Empaizô , fut. - mock at, mock, tini II. sport in or on, “hōs nebros khloerais e. leimakos hēdonais” E.Ba. 866
Paison paizô [pais] 4. play on a musical instrument, h.Ap.206:
Isaiah 57:21 There is no peace, saith my God, to the wicked
pax , I. peace, concluded between parties at variance, esp. between belligerents; a treaty of peace; tranquillity, the absence of war, amity, reconciliation after a quarrel, public or private
PEACE IS: B. 1. Grace, favor, pardon, assistance of the gods: “pacem ab Aesculapio petas,4. Pax, as an interj., peace! silence! enough! pax,
BY TEACHING "JUST JESUS" IS IT POSSIBLE THAT PEOPLE ARE DECEIVED BY REJECTING THE EPISTLES?They DO it because they ARE impiousImpĭus without reverence or respect for God, one's parents, or one's country; irreverent, ungodly, undutiful, unpatriotic; abandoned, wicked, impious
Sāturnus As the sun-god of the Phœnicians, = Baal, Curt. 4, 3, 15: “Saturni sacra dies,” i. e. Saturday, Tib. 1, 3, 18: “Saturni Stella,” the planet Saturn, Cic. N. D. 2, 20, 52; 2, 46, 119; id. Div. 1, 39, 85.—As subst.: Sāturnus , “also pater (sc. Superum),” Verg. A. 4, 372; Ov. M. 1, 163: versus, the Saturnian verse, the oldest kind of metre among the Romans, “carmen, “metrum,
2. Sāturnālĭa also Bacchanalia, Compitalia, Vinalia, and the like), a general festival in honor of Saturn, beginning on the 17th of December and lasting several days; the Saturnalia, “verba,” Tib. 1, 3, 52: “tumultus,” Hor. C. 4, 4, 46: “clamor,
2 Peter 2:13 And shall receive the reward of unrighteousness,13 hēdonēn hēgoumenoi tēn en hēmera truphēn, spiloi kai mōmoi entruphōntes en tais apatais autōn suneuōkhoumenoi humin,
as they that count it pleasure [Hedonism: sensual pleasure, LUST. Outlawed Rom 15]
to riot in the day time.
Spots they are and blemishes,
sporting themselves Rising up to PLAY
with their own deceivings
while they feast with you
Hedone A. enjoyment, pleasure, first in Simon.71, S.l.c., Hdt.1.24, al.; prop. of sensual pleasures,
Hēgeomai , 2. c. dat. pers. et gen. rei, to be one's leader in a thing, “theios aoidos . . hēmin hēgeisthō . . orkhēthmoio” Od.23.134; hē. tini sophias, ōdēs, Lead, command in war.
Truph-ē, softness, delicacy, daintiness, 2 Ep.Pet.2.13; II. luxuriousness, wantonness, “tōn gunaikōn hē t.” Ar.Lys.387; t. kai akolasia, t. kai malthakia,
Paison paizô [pais] 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; “meta tinos” LXX Ge.26.8; of mares
Then, said Eryximachus, as you are all agreed that drinking is to be voluntary, and that there is to be no compulsion,
I move, in the next place, that the flute-girl, who has just made her appearance,
be told to go away and play to herself, or, if she likes, to the women who are within.
To-day let us have conversation instead; and, if you will allow me, I will tell you what sort of conversation.
Jesus CAST OUT the flute girls and minstrels like dung to speak HIS Word.
tên...aulêtrida. It was the fashion at convivia to provide pipers, dancers, jesters, jugglers et hoc genus omne to amuse the guests. aul-êtris , idos, hê, A.flute-girl,
-truphaô , ( [truphê] )
-Demosthenes 8  As it is, by persuasive arts and caresses they have brought you to such a frame of mind that in your assemblies [Ekklesiais] you are elated by their flattery and have no ear but for compliments, while in your policy and your practice you are at this moment running the gravest risks. For tell me, in Heaven's name, if the Greeks should call you to account for the opportunities that your carelessness has already thrown away, and should question you thus:
A.2. part. truphōn as Adj., effeminate, luxurious, Ar.Nu.48, etc.; “t. kai amelēs” Pl.Lg.901a; “to truphōn” effeminacy, Ar.V.1455 (lyr.); also of things, dainty, delicate,
2.revel in, entoisagathoistinos LXXSi.14.4 ; delight in, enagathôsunêisou ib.Ne.9.25.
A. live softly, luxuriously, fare sumptuously,, ; paison, truphêson, zêson: apothanein se dei Epigr.Gr.362.5 (Cotiaeum, ii/iii A. D.).
III. give oneself airs, be dainty, fastidious, connected to the Polus , Spoiled pets: en tais ekklêsiais t. kai kolakeuesthai, of the people,
Spoiled pets or demagogues in the ekklesia (church) who uses flattery to appease the masses.
Aristophanes Knights This man of leather knows his old master thoroughly; he plays the fawning cur, flatters, cajoles, wheedles, and dupes him at will with little scraps of leavings, which he allows him to get.  “Dear Demos,” he will say, “try a single case and you will have done enough; then take your bath, eat, swallow and devour; here are three obols.” Then the Paphlagonian filches from one of us what we have prepared and makes a present of it to our old man. The other day I  had just kneaded a Spartan cake at Pylos, the cunning rogue came behind my back, sneaked it and offered the cake, which was my invention, in his own name. He keeps us at a distance and suffers none but himself to wait upon the master;  when Demos is dining, he keeps close to his side with a thong in his hand and puts the orators to flight. He keeps singing oracles to him, so that the old man now thinks of nothing but the Sibyl. Then, when he sees him thoroughly obfuscated, he uses all his cunning and piles up lies and calumnies against the household;
The Church of Christ (the Rock) in the wilderness absolutely outlawed the alarm or triumph-over witchery of 'vocal or instrumental rejoicing including elevated forms of speech." Both Jew and Gentile were "wise unto salvation" because even in Greek Society the synagogue was the alternative to pagan musical "worship."
Acts 15:21 For Moses of old timeThis was still the unique pattern when Paul warned about the failure to hear God at Mount Sinai:
hath in every city
them that preach him,
being read in the synagogues every sabbath day.
2Corinthians 3:13 And not as Moses, which put a vail over his face,
that the children of Israel could not stedfastly look to the end of that which is abolished:
2Corinthians 3:14 But their minds were blinded:
for until this day remaineth the same vail untaken
away in the reading of the old testament; which vail is done away in Christ.
2Corinthians 3:15 But even unto this day, when Moses is read, the vail is upon their heart.
2Corinthians 3:16 Nevertheless when it shall turn [convert, be baptized] to the Lord, the vail shall be taken away.
2Corinthians 3:17 Now the Lord IS that Spirit:
and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.
2Corinthians 3:18 But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord,
are changed into the same image from glory to glory,
even as by the Spirit of the Lord.
2Peter 1:19 We have also a more sure word of prophecy;
whereunto ye do well that ye take heed,
as unto a light that shineth in a dark place,
until the day dawn, and the day star arise in your hearts:
The church is built upon (educated) only upon the Apostles and Prophets with Jesus Christ being the corner Stone. The prophets (only) spoke by the Spirit OF Christ and Jesus of Nazareth was made both Lord and Christ to make these prophecies more certain. Therefore,
2Peter 1:20 Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation.
2Peter 1:21 For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man:
but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost. [The Spirit OF Christ 1 Peter 1:11; Revelation 19:10)
Private interpretations means further expounding in song or sermon beyond that which is written.
Mike Cope: Second: Why did we have to have a central focus of identity (a cappella music) that is so difficult to spell? Not a capella . . . or a cappela . . . but a cappella.
Churches of Christ never invented the word now spelled ACappella. None of the churches similar to the Churches of Christ (always used that name) used "machines for doing hard work" since the time of Christ. If people refuse to BEGIN doing what they had never done (Methodists, Baptists, Presbyterians) how is it that Mike can say such a thing. It was the Disciples of Christ / Christian Churches which made MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS the defining focus of their instrumental sect?
ACappella speaks of the Pope's a capella Castrated Musical worship team singing "organum" or a legalistic end run around the No Machines in the only official Mass in the Sistine Chapel. Chapel is Caper or the GOAT cape. ACappella is a "worship team singing ORGANUM for the audience."
Most churches such as the Disciples of Christ, Baptists etal added instrument before the year 1900: that is too late to be used to justify the Identity, Heritage RACA words. Churches of Christ "speak that which is written for our learning" and understands that you don't play instruments when Jesus comes to speak ONLY when the elders speak that which has been taught.
IF YOU CANNOT UNDERSTAND THE WITCHCRAFT-WARFARE WARNING OF PAUL IT PROBABLY DOESN'T MATTER WHETHER YOU USE MACHINES FOR DOING HARD WORK OR NOT.
1Corinthians 13:1 Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels,
and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal.
And now (what you will scarcely believe) my inclinations carry me after new and unaccustomed delights. I long to assault with you the savage breed; already the Delian goddess, distinguished by the crooked bow, presides in my thoughts; your judgement in this determines also mine. I am impatient to range the woods, to pursue the stage into the toils, and cheer the nimble hounds along the rocky cliffs; or lance the trembling dart with a vigorous arm, and stretch my wearied limbs on a grassy bank.
Oft I am pleased to drive the nimble chariot involved in dust, and guide the panting steeds with steady rein. Now wild, I rave as a Bacchanal when full of the inspiring god,
or like those who on the Idean hill urge with redoubled strokes the sounding brass; yea more wild than those whom the Dryads half divine, and horned Satyrs, strike with terror and amazement.
But on another part [of the tapestry] swift hastened the flushed Iacchus with his train of Satyrs [Beast in Revelation as A New Style of music or drama] and Nisa-begot Sileni, seeking you, Ariadne, and aflame with love for you. ... These scattered all around, an inspired band, rushed madly with mind all distraught, ranting "Euhoe," with tossing of heads "Euhoe." Some with womanish hands shook thyrsi with wreath-covered points; some tossed limbs of a rended steer; some girded themselves with writhed snakes; some enacted obscure orgies with deep chests, orgies of which the profane vainly crave a hearing;Luke 7:24 And when the messengers of John were departed, he began to speak unto the people concerning John, What went ye out into the wilderness for to see? A reed shaken with the wind?
others beat the tambours with outstretched palms, or from the burnished brass provoked shrill tinklings, blew raucous-sounding blasts from many horns, and the barbarous pipe droned forth horrible song. With luxury of such figures was the coverlet adorned, enwrapping the bed with its mantling embrace.
What then did you go out to see? A man clothed effeminately (‘softly’ / ‘weakly’)? Look, those weakness wearers are in the houses of kings." Thus, neither the genitive is introduced (as in "wearers of weakness" or "wearers of soft clothes") nor is the extra word, iJmavtion, himation, clothing / clothes, introduced into the text, as with those that follow the KJV or NRSV rendering.Don-eô, A. shake, of the effects of the wind, to de te pnoiai doneousin they shake the young tree, agitate, excite,
(but d. kardian to agitate one's mind, Fr.8); “osmē . . muktēra donei” Mnesim.4.60; “hēmas edonēsen hē mousikē” Alciphr.Fr.6.12:—Pass., hē Asiē edoneeto Asia was in commotio
kardian to agitate one's mind,II. of sound, murmur, buzz, of bees, prob. in h.Merc.563; d. throon humnōn rouse the voice of song, Pi.N.7.81:—also in Med. or Pass., “luran te boai kanakhai t' aulōn doneontai” Id.P.10.39; of bees, Choeril.2; “rhoizēmasin aithēr doneitai” Ar.Av.1183.—Poet. word, used in Ion., X.Smp.2.8, and late Prose; of medical percussion, Aret.SD2.1.
- Pi.N.7.81 Pindar, Nemean Odes 7
On this spot it is fitting to sing with a gentle voice of the king of gods.
 since there is a certain solemnity in his lies and winged artfulness,
and poetic skill deceives, seducing us with stories,
and the heart of the mass of men is blind.
Strike up the song! The Muse [dirty prostitutes] welds together gold and white ivory with coral, the lily she has stolen from beneath the ocean's dew.  But in remembrance of Zeus and in honor of Nemea, whirl a far-famed strain of song, softly.
- To plough the same ground three or four times  [A BURDEN]
- is poverty of thought,
- like babbling "Corinth of Zeus" to children.
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. Lifeless Instruments are Carnal Weapons.
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; of trees, v.supr.1.2; “di'aulou [flute] ē salpiggos l.”[trumpet] ; of Echo, magadin lalein sound the magadis, [double flute]
The Spirit of Christ had COMPOUND WORDS to define playing an instrument: isn't it blasphemy to make Him appear so ignorant?
-kat-auleô , A. charm by flute-playing, metaphor I will flute to you on a ghastly flute, E.HF871 (troch.):--Pass., of persons, methuôn kai katauloumenos drinking wine to the strains of the flute, Pl.R.561c; k. pros chelônidos psophon to be played to on the flute with lyre accompaniment,
II. in Pass., [ton monochordon kanona] parechein tais aisthêsesi . . katauloumenon subdued by a flute accompaniment, to be piped down, ridiculed, gelômenoi
2. make a place sound with flute-playing, resound with flute-playing, nêsos katêuleito Plu.Ant.56
A.play stringed instruments to, [sumposion]katauleinkai k. Plu.2.713e :--usu. in Pass., have music played to one, enjoy music, ib.785e; of places, resound with music, Id.Ant.56. 2. Pass., to be buried to the sound of music, 3. metaph., katapsalletai . . hodêmiourgos is drummed out
hupauleô , play on the flute in accompaniment, melo. lusiôidos 1 one who played women's characters in male attire,
The Mark of the Locusts: Abaddon's Muses (dirty adulteresses) performing as sorcerers.
Tettix This noise is freq. used as a simile for sweet sounds, Il.3.151, Hes.Op.582, Sc.393, Simon.173, 174, etc.; and Plato calls them hoi Mousōn prophētai, Phdr.262d; but they also became a proverb. for garrulity, “lalein tettix” Aristopho10.7: “t. polloi ginomenoi nosōdes to etos sēmainous
1Corinthians 13:1 Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels,Mousa ,Muse,If you are a rhetorician, singer or instrument player John in Revelation 18 calls you a sorcerer: if you are a sorcerer or witch:A. “Olumpiades M., Dios aigiokhoio thugateres” Il.2.491, cf. Hes.Th.25, etc.; nine in number, first in Od.24.60; named in Hes.Th.75 sqq.II. mousa, as Appellat., music, song, “m. stugera” A.Eu.308 (anap.); “euphamos” Id.Supp.695 (lyr.); “kanakhan . . theias antiluron mousas” S.Tr.643 (lyr.); “Aiakō moisan pherein” Pi.N.3.28; tis hēde mousa; what strain is this ?2. hautē hē Sōkratous m. that was Socrates's way
Prophēt-euō A. to be a prophētēs or interpreter of the gods, “manteueo, Moisa, prophateusō d' egō” Pi. l.c.; tis prophēteuei theou; who is his interpreter
Mant-euomai 2. generally, presage, forebode, surmise, of presentiment, Opposite. knowledge, Pl.Cra.411b, R.349a,
II. consult an oracle, seek divinations, Pi.O.7.31, Hdt.1.46, 4.172, etc.; “en Delphoisi” Id.6.76; “ho gar theos manteuomenō moukhrēsen en Delphois pote” Ar.V.159, cf. Av.593
The mark of Apollo, Abaddon, Apollyon and the Muses at Delphi.
khraō (B). A. FORMS: contr. I. in Act. of the gods and their oracles, proclaim, abs., “khreiōn muthēsato Phoibos” 8.79: “hē Puthiē [serpent] hoi khra tade” Hdt.1.55, “kh. mantesi [mad] Mousais” Ar.Av.724
From Charis or Grace: See Charismatic Worship
b. khrēsthai tini (without philō) to be intimate with a man, X.Hier.5.2, Mem.4.8.11
2. esp. of sexual intercourse, “gunaixi ekhrato” Hdt.2.181, cf. X.Mem.1.2.29, 2.1.30, Is.3.10, D.59.67.
Aristoph. Birds 724
If you recognize us as gods, we shall be your divining Muses, through us you will know the winds and the seasons, summer,  winter, and the temperate months. We shall not withdraw ourselves to the highest clouds like Zeus, but shall be among you and shall give to you  and to your children and the children of your children, health and wealth, long life, peace, youth, laughter, songs and feasts; in short, you will all be so well off,  that you will be weary and cloyed with enjoyment.
Revelation 21:8 But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.
Revelation 22:15 For without are dogs, and sorcerers, and whoremongers, and murderers, and idolaters, and whosoever loveth and maketh a lie.
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, Females as stand over preachers.
Paul will define a prophet as Teaching the Word of God with Speaking: Logos or opposite poetry or music. These are the Locusts or music Apollo unleashed and John calls Sorcerers in Revelation 18 working for the Babylon Mother of Harlots.
1Corinthians 14:8 For if the trumpet give an uncertain sound, who shall prepare himself to the battle?
Salp-igx , iggos, hē, A. war-trumpet hupai salpiggos by sound of trumpet, S.El.711, cf. Ar.Ach.1001; also apo s. X.Eq.Mag.3.12, Plb.4.13.1.
The trumpet was for sending signals: if someone makes music it might get you killed:
Xen. Cav. 3.11 In the sham fight when the regiments pursue and fly from one another at the gallop in two squadrons of five regiments, each side led by its commander, the regiments should ride through one another. How formidable they will look when they charge front to front; how imposing when, after sweeping across the Hippodrome, they stand facing one another again; how splendid, when the trumpet sounds and they charge once more at a quicker pace!
[ 12] After the halt, the trumpet should sound once more, and they should charge yet a third time at top speed; and when they have crossed, they should all range themselves in battle line preparatory to being dismissed, and ride up to the Council, just as you are accustomed to do.
Paul spoke LOGOS in clear conversational style because the purpose was to TEACH the Word of Christ.
and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal.
khalkos II. in Poets freq. for anything made of metal, esp. of arms (hence Pi. calls it polios, the proper epith. of iron, P.3.48); of offensive arms, oxei khalkō, nēlei kh., of a spear, a sword, Il.4.540, 3.292, al.; of a knife, 1.236, al.; of an axe, 13.180, Od.5.244, al.; of a fish-hook, Il.16.408; “sidēros de kai kh. polemōn organa”
Polemon warfare II. personified, War, Battle, “Alala Polemou thugater” 2. metaph. of womankind, “polutelēs p.
Organon , to, (ergon, erdō) A. instrument, implement, tool, for making or doing a thing,
3. musical instrument,Simon.31, f.l. in A.Fr.57.1 ; ho men di' organōn ekēlei anthrōpous, of Marsyas, Pl.Smp.215c ; aneu organōn psilois logois ibid., cf. Plt.268b ; “o. polukhorda” Id.R.399c, al.; “met' ōdēs kai tinōn organōn” Phld.Mus.p.98K.; of the pipe
kumba^lon , to, (kumbos) cymbal
1 Samuel 18.6 It happened as they came, when David returned from the slaughter of the Philistine, that the women came out of all the cities of Israel, singing and dancing, to meet king Saul, with tambourines, with joy, and with instruments of music.
ala^l-azō , formed from the cry alalai): —raise the war-cry, tō Enualiō ēlalaxan (as v.l. for ēlelixan) X.An.5.2.14, cf.6.5.27; Med., Arr.l.c.: c.acc. cogn., nikēn alalazeinshout the shout of victory, S.Ant.133.
2. generally, cry, shout aloud, Pi.l.c., E.El.855; esp. in orgiastic rites, A.Fr.57; of Bacchus and Bacchae, E.Ba.593 (in Med.), 1133, etc.; “ōloluxan hai gunaikes, ēlalaxan de hoi andres”
* II. [select] rarely also of other sounds than the voice,sound loudly, “psalmos d' alalazei” A.Fr.57; “kumbalon alalazon” 1 Ep.Cor.13.1
DO YOU REALLY NEED A DIRECT COMMAND TO REFRAIN FROM THIS WITCHCRAFT?
Mike Cope: Third: Most people I know who express an interest in having instrumental music
are not wanting to lose the a cappella tradition.
It’s not an either/or. I seriously doubt that the Richland Hills Church
will give up their a cappella heritage completely.
Heritage or tradition are RACA Words. Why would it be a vile disease one caught from their godly parents when no one SANG as an act of worship until the year 373 and no one sang congregationally with organ accompaniment until well after the beginning of the Reformation. As dupes of the NACC the pseudo-scholars deliberately CEASED teaching anything for about one decade: the Jubilee outbreak intended to go around the adults.
Rick Atchley follows the lead and handling of an agent of the NACC. He was supplied with the LIST of passages from the Bible which MENTIONS an instrument.
This list IGNORES the context which MOST OFTEN comes from what the Spirit OF Christ calls "the Lying Pen of the Scribes" and Paul called "Jewish Fables."
GOD DID NOT COMMAND THE KING, KINGDOM, TEMPLE, ANIMAL SACRIFICES OR THE LEVITES SOOTHSAYING WITH INSTRUMENTS.
Rick Atchley says a spirit told him that GOD COMMANDED INSTRUMENTAL PRAISE and we must NOT disobey.
Christ in Jeremiah 23 calls that Blasphemy of the Spirit OF Christ
Jer. 8:7 Yea, the stork in the heaven knoweth her appointed times; and the turtle and the crane and the swallow observe the time of their coming; but my people know not the judgment of the LORD.
Jer. 8:8 How do ye say, We are wise, and the law of the LORD is WITH US? LO, CERTAINLY IN VAIN MADE HE IT; THE PEN OF THE SCRIBES IS in vain.
8267. sheqer, sheh´-ker; from 8266; an untruth; by implication, a sham (often adverbial):—without a cause, deceit(-ful), false(-hood, -ly), feignedly, liar, + lie, lying, vain (thing), wrongfully.
Even the stork in the heavens knows her times; and the turtledove, swallow, and crane keep the time of their coming; but my people know not the ordinance of the LORD."How can you say, 'We are wise, and the law of the LORD is with us'? But, behold, the false pen of the scribes has made it into a lie. The wise men shall be put to shame, they shall be dismayed and taken; lo, THEY HAVE REJECTED THE WORD OF THE LORD, and what wisdom is in them? Jeremiah 8:8-9 RSV
Jer. 8:9 The wise MEN ARE ASHAMED, THEY ARE DISMAYED AND TAKEN: LO, THEY HAVE REJECTED THE WORD OF THE LORD; and what wisdom is in them?
Jer. 8:10 Therefore will I give their wives unto others, and their fields to them that shall inherit them: for every one from the least even unto the greatest is given to covetousness, from the prophet even unto the priest every one dealeth falsely.
Cyril of Alexandria, Commentary on John,
That the Pharisees puffed up unto strange boasting,
were wont to pretend that the Divine Word was with them and in them,
and therefore foolishly affirmed that they had advanced to marvellous wisdom,
the Spirit Itself will testify,
since Christ says by the Prophet Jeremiah unto them,
How do ye say, WE are wise, and the word of the Lord is with us?
For nought to the scribes became their lying pen;
the wise men were ashamed, were dismayed and taken;
what wisdom is in them? because they rejected the word of the Lord.
For how are they not taken rejecting the Living and Hypostatic Word of God, receiving not the faith to Him-ward,
but dishonouring the Impress of God the Father, and refusing to behold His most true Form (so to say)
through His God-befitting Authority and Power?
Not even civil society tolerated what "worship" centers love:
Plat. Laws 936c There shall be no beggar in our State; and if anyone attempts to beg, and to collect a livelihood by ceaseless [making Poieo meter, hymns] prayers, the market-stewards shall expel him from the market, and the Board of city-stewards from the city, and from any other district he shall be driven across the border by the country-stewards, to the end that the land may be wholly purged of such a creature. If a slave, male or female, do any injury to another man's goods,
Mike Cope, Rick Atchley etal have MADE IT MORE CERTAIN
"If the father dances, the daughter will play the Tamboourine."
Mike Cope: Fourth: As I said in the comments yesterday,
Rick Atchley: The era of the progressive Church of Christ is over.
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!
just because something is a matter of opinion
doesn’t mean it isn’t important how a church discusses and processes the issue.
It cannot be just bad scholarship to say that NOT using "machines for doing hard work" in the School of Christ (Christ, Jesus, Paul, History, the Campbells) is just an opinion. Rick Atchley and Mike built upon the foundation of the Jacob-cursed Levites but a Church of Christ is built on the Prophets and Apostles.
Before the "worship teams and deaconesses Richland Hills boasted of 6400 members]. That "grew" to about 4500 before Rick Atchley had a spirit tell him to impose Musical Instrument. That grew to about 3500 and is just now collecting in 3 CAMPUS SITES "Numbers No Longer Posted."
Jer. 10:21 For the pastors are become brutish, [stultus silly, fatuous, slipperiness, lubricity, levitas “effeminata,” id. 8, 3, 6]Jer. 10:22 Behold, the noise of the bruit is come,
and have not sought the LORD:
therefore they shall not prosper, [intellĕgo]
and all their flocks shall be scattered. [per-mulcĕo To charm, please, delight, flatter, fondle: “sensum voluptate,”
and a great commotion out of the north country,
to make the cities of Judah desolate,
and a den of dragons.
Commōtĭo a rousing, exciting, agitation, commotion,
jūcundĭtas , agreeableness, pleasantness, delight, enjoyment dēlectātĭoModeratrix omnium commotionum,
a rousing, exciting, agitation, commotion mŏdĕrātrix , īcis, f. moderator.căno , cante = canite, to make something the subject of one's singing or playing, to sing of, to celebrate, or make known in song, etc. “tibia canentum,” Lucr. 4, 587; 5, 1384; Cic. Tusc. 1, 2, 4; Quint. 1, 10, 14: “curvo calamo,” Cat. 63, 22: “harundine,” Ov. M. 1, 683; Suet. Caes. 32: “cithara,” to speak in a sing-song tone:
Jer. 10:23 O LORD, I know that the way of man is not in himself:
Dionusiôi ek tôn huparchontôn
Dionusiôi of Dionysus, III. Dionusion, to, fruit of kissos, kissos sacred to Dionysus, oinopos A. “oinops, botrus” dark-complexioned, wine, black mixed with red. Achne, that which comes to the surface, foam, CHAFF.Dionusiôi ek tôn huparchontôn
Symol of a drakon A. dragon, serpent, huge size, a python,
Eur. Ba. 81 Chorus
Blessed is he who, being fortunate and knowing the rites of the gods, keeps his life pure and  has his soul initiated into the Bacchic revels, dancing in inspired frenzy over the mountains with holy purifications, and who, revering the mysteries of great mother Kybele,  brandishing the thyrsos, garlanded with ivy, serves Dionysus.
Go, Bacchae, go, Bacchae, escorting the god Bromius, child of a god,  from the Phrygian mountains to the broad streets of Hellas—Bromius,
Pan is the symbol of the universe, the personification of nature, representative of all the Gods. His parentage was Hermes or Zeus. His colour was royal purple. He was a dark wine red, sometimes called moon blood. Knots were used to bind up the spirit and immobilise sexual function to close up throats and other parts, untied during childbirth to make free for delivery. Pan was equivalent to the Egyptian Aman Ra, Bacchus the Roman God name for Dionysus, Adonis and Dionysus whose emblem was the thyrsus - a phallic sceptre tipped with a pine cone.
A magickal invocation of Pan:
I am she who e'er the earth was formed rose from the sea
O first begotten love come unto me
And let the worlds be formed of me and thee
Giver of vine and wine and ecstasy,
God of the garden, shepherd of the lea -
Bringer of fear who maketh men to flee,
I am thy priestess answer unto me!
Although I receive thy gifts thou bringest me
Life and more life in fullest ecstasy.
I am the moon the moon that draweth thee.
I am the waiting earth that needeth thee.
Come unto me great Pan, come unto me!
huparchô begin, take the initiative,
it is not in man that walketh to direct his steps.
Jer. 10:24 O LORD, correct me, but with judgment; not in thine anger, lest thou bring me to nothing.
IT IS IMPOSSIBLE TO READ THE WORD AND THINK THAT INSTRUMENTS ARE OPTIONAL WHEN JESUS COMES TO TEACH AND GIVE US REST. We are forced to conclude that people are the enemy of Christ and HIS unique Word.
Gen. 6:5 And GOD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth,
and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.
Gen. 8:21 And the LORD smelled a sweet savour; and the LORD said in his heart, I
will not again curse the ground any more for man’s sake;
for the imagination of man’s heart is evil from his youth;
neither will I again smite any more every thing living, as I have done.
And all of the prophets agree:
Jeremiah 6:17 Also I set watchmen over you,
saying, Hearken to the sound of the trumpet.
. But they said, We will not hearken.
Jeremiah 6:18 Therefore hear, ye nations, and know, O congregation, what is among them.
Jeremiah 6:19 Hear, O earth: behold,
. I will bring evil upon this people,
. even the fruit of their thoughts,
. because they have not hearkened unto my words,
. nor to my law, but rejected it.
Since Christ forbids private interpretation which means further expounding, if someone wanted to REVISE the church to fit the pattern in their own minds, Paul has cut you off by DIRECT COMMANDS-- if you can read the text.
The Sects in Rome were the Essenes, the Orpics and Dionysics.
Cogitatio a thinking, considering, deliberating; thought, reflection,
A. Concr., a thought, opinion, judgment; a resolution, design. plan, project:
phrontides sophōterai ): “ista cogitatio de triumpho,” thought as an intellectual power, the ability of thinking, power or faculty of thought, the reasoning power
Sophos , ē, on, A. skilled in any handicraft or art, clever Margites Fr.2; but in this sense mostly of poets and musicians, Pi.O.1.9, P.1.42, 3.113; en kithara s. trained in speaking all the resources that I have, wisdom overmuch is no wisdom II. of things, cleverly devised, wise, “nomos” [1449a]  so is the Margites to our comedies.
Because Church is a School of "that which is written." Nothing can change the ONE PIECE PATTERN because God knew that none of us are smart enough to modernize the church by COMMANDING what it FORBIDS..
Romans 14:19 Let us therefore follow after the things which make for peace, and things wherewith one may edify another.
8. The making of inquisition concerning clandestine meetings was decreed to both the consuls. A Greek of mean condition came, first, into Etruria, not with one of the many trades which his nation, of all others the most skillful in the cultivation of the mind and body,
has introduced among us,
but a low operator in sacrifices, and a soothsayer;
- nor was he one who, by open religious rites,
- and by publicly professing his calling and teaching,
- imbued the minds of his followers with terror,
but a priest of secret and nocturnal rites.
These mysterious rites were, at first, imparted to a few,
but afterwards communicated to great numbers, both men and women.
To their religious performances were added the pleasures of wine and feasting, to allure a greater number of proselytes.
When wine, lascivious discourse, night, and the intercourse of the sexes had extinguished every sentiment of modesty, then debaucheries of every kind began to be practiced, as every person found at hand that sort of enjoyment to which he was disposed by the passion predominant in his nature.
Nor were they confined to one species of vice---the promiscuous intercourse of free-born men and women;
but from this store-house of villainy proceeded false witnesses,
counterfeit seals (marks), false evidences, and pretended discoveries.
From the same place, too, proceeded poison and secret murders, so that in some cases, not even the bodies could be found for burial. [Judas was a siccari or assassin and his bag carried mouthpieces for wind instruments]
Many of their audacious deeds were brought about by treachery, but most of them by force; it served to conceal the violence, that, on account of the loud shouting, and the noise of drums and cymbals, none of the cries uttered by the persons suffering violence or murder could be heard abroad.
9. The infection of this mischief, like that from the contagion of disease, spread from Etruria to Rome; where, the size of the city affording greater room for such evils, and more means of concealment, cloaked it at first; but information of it was at length brought to the consul, Postumius, principally in the following manner.
Publius Aebutius, whose father had held equestrian rank in the army, was left an orphan, and his guardians dying, he was educated under the eye of his mother Duronia, and his stepfather Titus Sempronius Rutilus. Duronia was entirely devoted to her husband; and Sempronius, having managed the guardianship in such a manner that he could not give an account of the property,
wished that his ward should be either made away with,
or bound to compliance with his will by some strong tie.
The Bacchanalian rites were the only way to effect the ruin of the youth.
Mike Cope: That’s what Paul is doing in 1 Corinthians 8-10. The topic is food sacrificed to idols: eat it or don’t eat it? Well, it’s a matter of indifference. Sure, go ahead and eat it. But that’s not all Paul has to say about it. For the way they approach the seemingly insignificant topic (at least insignificant from our historical distance) says a lot about how they are living out the gospel in community.
No: Paul is warning about the demon worship or musical idolatry at Mount Sinai.
Paul quotes from Exodus 32: the people rose up in MUSICAL IDOLATRY and God removed His Covenant of Grace.
Professor Robert Briffault's introductory words to his article titled "Sex in Religion" published in the book "Sex in Civilization" (Garden City Publishing Co.)."The elaborate mystic theology of Egypt was replete with sexual symbolism; hierodular [sacred] prostitution, ritual bestiality were among the observances of its cult. The religions of Babylonia, of Asia Minor, of the far-flung Semitic colonies, were notorious for the licentiousness of their rites: their priestesses were sacred prostitutes and prostitution was incumbent upon every woman.
To this common description of early religious beliefs, we have the incident of Aaron bringing out the bull for the Israelites to worship when Moses remained longer on Mount Sinai than the people thought. The people were getting edgy so Aaron made a festivity for them by fashioning the golden calf and told them to worship the calf in a sexual manner (Exodus 32:25-35). God was angry with Aaron and the people for this. But the people thought that by their sexual actions they were actually worshipping God in a proper way. Their worship was to "Baal-Peor" (Hebrew: "Lord of the Opening," that is, "Lord of the Vagina") (see Psalm 106:28,29 for this identification). The rebellious Israelites were making images (and setting up pillars) in honor of this pagan deity that demanded gross sexual actions as a part of the "nature rituals" by the worshippers. This was nothing strange to the Israelites because most Gentile religious activities involved a measure of sexual activity as a part of their liturgies and rituals.
"The triumphal hymn of Moses had unquestionably a religious character about it; but the employment of music in religious services, though idolatrous, is more distinctly marked in the festivities which attended the erection of the golden calf." (Smith's Bible Dictionary, Music, p. 589).
"In the New Testament there is nowhere any emphasis laid on the musical form of the hymns; and in particular none on instrumental accompaniment whereas this is significantly paganism." (Delling, Gerhard, Worship in the New Testament, trans. Percy Scott Phil. Westminster press, 1962, p. 86).
"They sat down to eat and drink and rose up to play. They practiced rites in which they made themselves naked, perhaps similar to those which were carried out by naked Babylonian priests." (Woodrow, p. 158).1Corinthians 10:1 Moreover, brethren,
I would not that ye should be ignorant,
how that all our fathers were under the cloud, and all passed through the sea;
1Corinthians 10:2 And were all baptized unto Moses in the cloud and in the sea;
1Corinthians 10:3 And did all eat the same spiritual meat;
1Corinthians 10:4 And did all drink the same spiritual drink:
for they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them:
and that Rock was Christ.
1Corinthians 10:5 But with many of them God was not well pleased:
for they were overthrown in the wilderness.
1Corinthians 10:6 Now these things were our examples,
to the intent we should not lust after evil things, as they also lusted.
1Corinthians 10:20 But I say, that the things which the Gentiles [Gens] [ sacrifice,Epithu_m-ētēs , oi, ho,A. one who longs for or desires, neōterōn “ergōn” Hdt.7.6; [dogmatōn] And.4.6; “ergōn” Lys.12.90; timēs, sophias, Pl.R.475b, etc.; phusei polemou e. Arist.Pol.1253a6; “kakōn” 1 Ep.Cor.10.6; “allotriōn” BGU531 ii 22 (ii A.D.).2. abs., lover, follower, X.Mem.1.2.60.
they sacrifice to devils, and not to God:
and I would not that ye should have fellowship with devils.
daimonaō , A. to be under the power of adaimōn,to suffer by a divine visitation, “daimona domos kakois” A.Ch.566; “daimonōntes en ata” Id.Th. 1008 (lyr.): abs., to be possessed, to be mad,E.Ph.888, X.Mem.1.1.9, Plu.Marc.20, etc.; “daimonas” Men.140.
Greek : Daimonios , II. from Hdt. and Pi. downwds. (Trag. in lyr.), heaven-sent, miraculous, marvellous, “bōlax” Pi.P.4.37; “teras” B.15.35, S.Ant.376
2. of persons, “tō d. hōs alēthōs kai thaumastō” Id.Smp.219b; ho peri toiauta sophos d. anēr ib.203a; “daimonios tēn sophian” Luc.Philops.32: Comp. “-ōteros” D.C.53.8.
God Gave the The Book of The Covenant of Grace Christ gave to Abraham.
Acts 7:38 This is he, that was in the church in the wilderness with the angel which spake to him in the mount Sina, and with our fathers: who received the lively oracles to give unto us:The fleshly Israelites (natural branches) rose up in musical idolatry to specificially violatethe Covenant they claimed they would obey.
Acts 7:39 To whom our fathers would not obey, but thrust him from them,God abrogated the Covenant to all of the nations and sentenced them to return to the Pre Christian Covenant with Abraham in Assytia and Babylon.
and in their hearts turned back again into Egypt,
Acts 7:40 Saying unto Aaron, Make us gods to go before us: for as for this Moses,
which brought us out of the land of Egypt, we wot not what is become of him.
Acts 7:41 And they made a calf in those days, and offered sacrifice unto the idol,
and rejoiced [musically] in the works of their own hands.
Acts 7:42 Then God turned, and gave them up to worship the host of heaven; as it is written in the book of the prophets, O ye house of Israel, have ye offered to me slain beasts and sacrifices by the space of forty years in the wilderness?Deut 32 They sacrificed to demons, [which were] no God,
Acts 7:43 Yea, ye took up the tabernacle of Moloch, and the star of your god Remphan, figures which ye made to worship them: and I will carry you away beyond Babylon.
To gods that they didn't know,
To new [gods] that came up of late, Which your fathers didn't dread.
Deut. 32:18 Of the Rock that begat thee thou art unmindful,
and hast forgotten God that formed thee.
Deut. 32:19 And when the LORD saw it, he abhorred them,
because of the provoking of his sons, and of his daughters.
Mike Cope: Fifth: The next generation has Christian music on their ipods. They go to Christian concerts.
Rarely do they listen to a cappella radio stations.
And they won’t buy the old arguments (from the few who are still making them).
In many cases, it isn’t that they haven’t HEARD the arguments;
it’s that they see how vacuous those arguments are.
See Rick Atchley using the list from the NACC all of which in context calls those who impose instruments blasphemers having been "abandoned to the worship of the starry host." None of this pack knows the story line of the Old Testament. Mike doesn't know that God has sent strong delusions.
Music is highly addictive and destructive of the Rational or Spiritual hemisphere.
Jesus weeps: Could you not tarry with me for one hour? Why would people think that they should supply the same kind of rock music when the preacher gets paid for preaching the Word? Isn't that a deliberate destruction of the young minds. Music hurts.
Mike Cope: Sixth: Those who yesterday pointed out that we should not obsess on this are right.
We must discuss it in Christian ways —
but we must not let such discussions detour us from joining God in his work in this world.
Don't be fooled: no one DISCUSSES IT: everyone imposes it and dares anyone to object.
Rick Atchley: The era of the progressive Church of Christ is over.
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!
Mike Cope: (That’s what I love about RH. This is a church that is reaching out all over Tarrant County and the world.
When our church discussed the ministry of women,
some on the outside thought that had become our main topic.
Hardly. It was almost a sidebar
as we were making serious transitions to participate with God
in what he was already doing in our neighborhood.)
No one thought that it was the MAIN TOPIC. As Mike says "we were making a serious transition" but it was not to participate with God. Discussion with a hidden agenda is NOT the way to be a minimal disciple. Mike Cope and the theologians can call the Spirit of Christ a liar at their own peril. If people are not willing to perform the work they signed up for minimal ethics would ask them to please leave quietly.
First: pray that everyone be QUIET and PEACEABLE.
1Timothy 2:1 I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions,
and giving of thanks, be made for all men;
1Timothy 2:2 For kings, and for all that are in ;
that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty.
This is not an ACT of worship as a performance for which women EQUALITY. Paul will command the women to be quiet and sedentary because it was only women and effeminate males who could fall into the wrath or ORGE of performance religion
SOME GREEK AND LATIN DEFINITIONS OF A QUIET AND PEACEABLE LIFE
HOW TO REST
Ana-pauō make to cease, stop or hinder from a thing, 3. bring to a close, “ton logon”
Pauō , Stop Singing, aoid-ē spell, incantantations (arousal songs0
Stop the sorcery Pharmakon A. poisoner, sorcerer, magician, LXXEx.7.11 (masc.), Ma.3.5 (fem.), Apoc.21.8, 22.15. when he stopped playing,
HOW TO BE QUIET
HOW TO BE PEACABLE
Quĭesco 4. to make a pause in speaking: quiescere, id est, hēsukhazein
A. To suffer or allow quietly, to peaceably permit a thing to be done
B. Neutr., to cease, leave off, desist from any thing: “quiesce hanc rem modo petere,
mŏdus 2. The measure of tones, measure, rhythm, melody, harmony, time; in poetry, measure, metre, mode: “vocum,” Cic. Div. 2, 3, 9: “musici,” Quint. 1, 10, 14: “lyrici,” Ov. H. 15, 6: “fidibus Latinis Thebanos aptare modos,” Hor. Ep. 1, 3, 12: Bacchico exsultas (i. e. exsultans) modo, Enn. ap. Charis. : “flebilibus modis concinere,” Cic. Tusc. 1, 44, 106: saltare ad tibicinis modos, to the music or sound of the flute, Liv. 7, 2: “nectere canoris Eloquium vocale modis,” Juv. 7, 19.—Fig.:
All of the Muses were female goddesses and dirty adulteresses
Tranquillus , I. quiet, calm, still, tranquil, Opposite to motion or excitement (syn. serenus).
perturbātĭo , I. confusion, disorder, disturbance. Mental or personal disturbance, disquiet, perturbation:
hēsukh-ios still, quiet, at rest
1Timothy 2:9 In like manner also,
that women adorn themselves in modest apparel,
with shamefacedness and sobriety;
not with broided hair, or gold, or pearls, or costly array;
1Timothy 2:10 But (which becometh women professing godliness) with good works.
1Timothy 2:11 Let the woman learn in silence with all subjection.
1Timothy 2:12 But I suffer not a woman to teach,
nor to usurp over the man, [Aner, Presbyter]
but to be in silence.
Paul did not use a generic person but man is:
Anēr man, opposed to woman (anthrōpos being man as opp. to beast),
IV. man emphatically, man indeed, Od.18.53; but a. alone always means a man in the prime of life, esp. warrior, V. husband, presbutēs” X.Smp.4.17;
You have to claim that Paul was a liar or you know better.
Teaching over a man intended to deceive or wholly seduce the patriarchs into a matriarchal goddess worship.
Peter outlawed private interpretation or further expounding in song or sermon. This would repudiate the elders and Jesus who made the prophecies more certain to eye- and ear-witnesses. They left a "memory" to MARK as false teachers anyone who dishonored that record. Real Males cannot fall into this form of teaching over.
II. abs., explain, “pōs dē; didaxon” A.Eu. 431; “saphōs d.” Th.2.60, etc.; show by argument, prove, “legōn didasketō” X.An.5.7.11, etc.; d. peri tinos hōs . . Th.3.71; “hēlikon esti to alazoneuma . . peirasomai . . didaxai” Aeschin.3.238; poiētēs d. hoti . . Jul. Or.2.50b.
Xen. Anab. 5.7.11 For my part, however, what I have said on these points seems to me sufficient; but if any one among you imagines either that he could be deceived himself by such tales, or could deceive another by these tales, let him speak and explain.
Paul said that Eve was "whollyseduced" and that Cain (from a musical note) was OF that wicked one. Christ in the prophets calls Babylon and Tyre the "singing and playing prostitute in the garden of Eden."
INCLUDING WHAT WOMEN CANNOT TEACHExa^pa^taō deceive or beguile, deceive thoroughly,
lso “e. epi tois idiois sumbolaiois” Isoc.10.7; peri sauton poieisthai . . eph' hois exapatas eleon surround yourself with compassion for your swindling tricksPoieō
A. make, produce, first of something material, as manufactures, works of art, etc. on works of art, Polumēdēs epoiwēh' (= epoiēse ）
4. after Hom., of Poets, compose, write, p. dithurambon, epea, Hdt.1.23, 4.14; “p. theogoniēn Hellēsi” Id.2.53; p. Phaidran, Saturous, Ar.Th.153, 157; p. kōmōdian, tragōdian, etc., Pl.Smp.223d; “palinōdian” Isoc.10.64, Pl.Phdr.243b, etc.; “poiēmata” Id.Phd.60d: abs., write poetry, write as a poet, “orthōs p.” Hdt.3.38; “en toisi epesi p.” Id.4.16, cf. Pl.Ion534b: folld. by a quotation, “epoēsas pote . .” Ar.Th.193; “eis tina” Pl.Phd.61b; “peri theōn” Id.R.383a, etc.
b. represent in poetry, “Homēron Akhillea pepoiēkenai ameinō Odusseōs” Pl.Hp.Mi.369c, cf. 364c, Smp.174b; poiēsas ton Akhillea legonta having represented Achilles saying,
c. describe in verse, “theon en epesin” Pl.R.379a; epoiēsa muthous tous Aisōpou put them into verse, Id.Phd. 61b; “muthon” Lycurg.100.
Invent new gods
2. procure, “p. adeian te kai kathodon tini” Th.8.76; “ho nomos p. tēn klēronomian tisi” Is.11.1; logos argurion tō legonti p. gets him money, D.10.76:—Med., procure for oneself, gain
3. of sacrifices, festivals, etc., celebrate
III. of dithyrambic and dramatic Poets (cf. “didaskalos” 11), d. dithurambon, drama, produce a piece, Hdt.1.23, 6.21; “Persas” Ar.Ra.1026, cf. Pl.Prt.327d, IG12.770, al.:—Med., didaxasthai khoron train one's own chorus,
the dithyramb; a kind of lyric poetry, Hdt., Ar., etc.: its proper subject was the birth of Bacchus metaph. of bombastic language, “tosoutoni d. asas” Pl.Hp.Ma. 292c; “ouketi porrō dithurambōn phtheggomai” Id.Phdr.238d.
Plat. Phaedrus 238d the place seems filled with a divine presence; so do not be surprised if I often seem to be in a frenzy as my discourse progresses, for I am already almost uttering dithyrambics.
Numpho-lēptos , on, A. caught by nymphs : hence, raptured, frenzied, IG12.788, Pl.Phdr.238d, Arist.EE1214a23, [the Brides of the hieros Gamos in Revelation 19)
Thaum-azō , 1. [select] abs., wonder, marvel, Il.24.394, Pl.Hp.Ma.282e, etc.
Phtheggomai , 3. of inanimate things, of a door, creak, Ar.Pl.1099; of thunder, X.Cyr. 7.1.3; of trumpets, Id.An.4.2.7, 5.2.14; of the flute, Id.Smp.6.3, Thgn.532; of the lyre, “phormigx ph. hiron melos”
Drama II. action represented on the stage, drama, play, Ar.Ra.920, Arist.Po.1448a28, etc.; mē en tō d. not in the action on the stage, ib.1460a31; exō tou d. ib.1453b32; “d. poiein” Ar.Ra.1021; “saturikon d.” Pl.Smp.222d (with play on 1): metaph., stage-effect of any kind, “ta eleina tauta d. eisagein” Id.Ap.35b: also, tragical event, Plb.23.10.12,
THEN AND NOW THE NEED WAS TO TRAIN UP BOYS TO BE MEN
Eur. Heraclid. 575 You are the bravest of all women, the bravest I have ever seen. But, if it is your will, say your last words as a farewell to your brothers and the old man and go.
Farewell, old man, farewell! Please train up  these boys to be such men as yourself, wise for every occasion, not more wise than that: that will suffice. With all your zeal try to save them from death. We are your children, we have been raised by your handsUSURP over the presbyters includes the elders yielding, permitting, suffing, trusting women with what belongs to men.THE AUTHORITY EXERCISED BY WOMEN WAS TO KILL OFF THE MALES
II. give up, yield, “Poseidaōni de nikēn pasan epetrepsas” Il.21.473 ; later e. tini c. inf., permit, suffer, Ar.Pl.1078, Pl.Chrm.171e, etc.
5. Med., entrust oneself, leave one's case to, “tini” Hdt.1.96 ; “diaitētē” Id.5.95, cf. X.An.1.5.8 ; also, to entrust what is one's own to another, Hdt.3.155,157.
Authent-ria , h(, fem. of authentēs,authent-eō ,A. to have full power or over, tinos I Ep.Ti.2.12; “pros tina 42.
authent-ikos , ē, on,A. principal, “anemoi” Gp.184.108.40.206. warranted, authentic, kheirographia, apokhē, diathēkē, POxy.260.20 (i A. D.), Ostr.1010, BGU326ii 23 (ii A. D.); original, “epistolai” PHamb.18ii6 (iii A. D.); “epithumata” PMag.Leid.W.9.15; onoma ib.14.25; authoritative, Ptol.Tetr.182. Adv. -kōs, loqui make an authoritative statement, Cic.Att.9.14.2; au. nuntiabatur ib.10.9.1: Comp. “-ōteron” with higher authority, Ptol. Tetr.177.
WOMEN WHO COMPOSE AND SING THEIR OWN SONGS EXERCISE THE AUTHORITY ALREADY EXERCISED BY JESUS CHRIST.
kheirogra^ph-ia , hē,A. report in writing, PTeb.64（a).54 (ii B.C.).2. declaration attested by oath, written testimony, kh. horkou basilikou ib.27.32 (ii B.C.); “kata nomous kheirographias” PRev.Laws 37.13 (iii B.C.); “parabebēkotos ta tēs kh.
diathēkē , hē, (diatithēmi) A. disposition of property by will, testament, Ar.V.584,589, D.27.13, etc.; kata diathēkēn by will
"Dionysus is the wine-god, and thus should be a pleasant fellow, a benefactor. But wine has both positive and negative aspects. It makes people drunk, causes them to behave in strange ways. The Greeks were well aware of the dual natures of wine, mirrored by the dual nature of its god.... He betrays a dual nature: being bright, joyous, and vital for life,
while also having a side that is dark, mysterious and deadly.
"The adored wife of the fallen Hector, is taken as a concubine by the authentes, who can command her domestic and sexual services. The word also occurs in a homosexual sense in a speech by Theseus, king of Athens, where love of young boys was considered a virtue rather than a vice." (Charles Trombly, Who Said Women Can't Teach, p. 174)
"dionysus's worship is thus established by the simple means of killing the opposition. It has been suggested that every tragic hero who suffers and dies on stage at the Dionysia, the great dramatic festival at Athens (of the South?), is in fact dionysus himself, being killed."All "non-sedentary" or silent participation by women exercises the authority condemned by Paul. This sexual authority with the Catholic A Cappella or castrated "musical worship" solved the problem of a male priesthood but with a homosexual, feminine style of worship called "MUSIC."
But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority (authenteo) over the man, but to be in silence.1Ti.2:12
Mike Cope: Seventh: Just got to say it. The a cappella tradition is nothing to be ashamed of.
The only thing to be ashamed of is the exclusivism and judgmentalism with which many defended it.
Churches of Christ engage in Congregational Singing: that is NOT a cappella which speaks of a castrated opry singer imported as a worship team for the Pope who knew that he could not use instruments in the Sistine.
No one has ever been EXCLUDED from the Historic Church of Christ which has never used instruments: "machines for doing hard work." Why would someone twist the fact?
Men like Rick Atchley KNEW that he would deliberately EXCLUDE up to half of the OWNERS when he imposed instruments with a high hand.
Evil men who IMPOSE instruments deliberatley sowing discord pass JUDGMENT and EXECUTE the innocent.
The FINE imposed and flaunted before unbelievers was to force the people to SUPPORT those "ministers" not actively involved in "teaching that which has been taught." YOU didn't get to present you defense.
Jūdĭco , I. o examine judicially, to judge, be a judge, pass judgment, decide, To adjudge, make over to a person, award a fine.Churches which lie about the Bible and church history in order to IMPOSE "musical worship teams" cannot grasp that they have set them up as an OFFERING or Anathema and they cannot be redeemed and must be borned. Judgment against the Word of Christ in the Prophets and Apostles thinks that it has the ability to improve on God: that was the sin at Mount Sinai.
Krinō 5. expound, interpret in a particular way, “to enupnion tautē ekrinan” Hdt. 1.120, cf. 7.19, A.Pr.485, etc.:—in Med., “ho gerōn ekrinat' oneirous” Il. 5.150.
7. decide in favour of, prefer, choose , 2. bring to trial, accuse, D.2.29, 18.15, 19.233; k. thanatou judge (in matters) of life and death,
3. pass sentence upon, condemn, skolias krinōsi themistas judge crooked judgements, Il.16.387;
b. decide a contest, e.g. for a prize, “agōna k.
No civilization allowed the strong to take the property of the weak unless they had the Law on their side.Hom. Il. 16.335 As the whole dark earth bows before some tempest on an autumn day
when Zeus rains his hardest to punish men for judging [krinô] crookedly in their courts,
and arriving justice there from without heed to the decrees [themistes] of heaven
2Timothy 2:2 And the things that thou hast heard of me among many witnesses,
the same commit thou to faithful men,
who shall be able to teach others also.
With Logos: Opposite myths, reasoning, poetry, music, personal experiences.
1Corinthians 16:22 If any man love not the Lord Jesus Christ, let him be Anathema Maranatha.
(from Greek anatithenai: “to set up,” or “to dedicate”), in the Old Testament, a creature or object set apart for sacrificial offering. Its return to profane use was strictly banned, and such objects, destined for destruction, thus became effectively accursed as well as consecrated. Old Testament descriptions of religious wars call both the enemy and their besieged city…
leitourg-ia , h(, earlier Att. lēt-IG22.1140.14 (386 B.C.):—at Athens, and elsewhere (e.g. Siphnos, Isoc.19.36; Mitylene, Antipho 5.77),2. used by Hom. only in first sense of agalma, delight, ornament, “molpē t' orkhēstus te: ta gar t' anathēmata daitos” Od.1.152, cf. 21.430, IG14.1390; tois tekousin anathēma biotou, of children, E.Fr.518, cf. Pl.Hp.Mi.364b; to help deserving poverty is “basilikou ploutou a. kai kataskeuasma lamprotaton” D.H.19.14.
III. public service of the gods , “hai pros tous theous l.” Arist.Pol.1330a13; “hai tōn theōn therapeiai kai l.” D.S.1.21, cf. UPZ17.17 (ii B.C.), PTeb.302.30 (i A.D.), etc.; the service or ministry of priests, LXX Nu.8.25, Ev.Luc.1.23.
3. of a slave in a temple, a. poleōs devoted to this service by the city, E.Ion310.—Cf. anathema.
anathēma , atos, to, (anatithēmi)
ek leitourgiōn” Lys.26.4.
2. used by Hom. only in first sense of agalma, delight, ornament, “molpē t' orkhēstus te: ta gar t' anathēmata daitos” Od.1.152, cf. 21.430
A "Lying Wonder" is also a religious service offered to a god claiming the power to appease or please.
Mike Cope: I still find great joy in adding my voice to a chorus of voices of brothers and sisters in Christ.
I love instrumental worship,
Worship is to GIVE HEED to the Word of God: you are worshiping the musician if you "love" instrumental worship.
but so often I find my head aching from the guitars and drums that are deafening and I realize I can’t hear anyone singing — except the faint sound of everyone singing unison. Nearly every time we have Christian speakers from other tribes come to the Zoe conference, they stop to mention how the four-part harmony they hear is such a powerful symbol of the unity-within-diversity of the gospel. (Admittedly, not all singing services sound like the Zoe conferences. But you get the point.)
Nimrod and medical science knows that you are being INJECTED with a drug high: it has to HURT before the endorphins kick in and give you that HIGH you come back for.
When I sing I remember that God is the audience, not me;The Direct Command is to SPEAK that which is written for our learning.
and I remember that my job is to add my part — to participate with a grateful heart.
Not saying that doesn’t happen in other settings; I just love that as a strength of my own heritage.
LEXIS is the opposite of ODE.
The singing and "psallo" is IN THE MIND because Speak is the opposite of poetry or music. God isn't listening to you give yourself a sexual-like stimulation according to Plato and Carol Wimber.Mike Cope: Eighth: Autonomous. Remember that word? Godly leaders making prayerful decisions. No brotherhood pope (unless we’ve elected Randy Harris to the post).
But, Mike etal run around the country trying to USURP the role of the congregations which PICK their elders because they are already laboring to the point of exhaustion in preaching and teaching. The Pepperdine Lecturships bring in instrumental people under the ploy of UNITY.
The elders as the only Pastor-Teachers do not make prayerful decisions. Prayer will not change the INCLUSIVE-EXCLUSIVE-PATTERNISM that they must teach that which HAS been taught. Nothing beyond being A School (only) of Christ (only) through His Word, Logos or regulative principle is assigned to elders to FILL IN THE BLANKS God just forgot.
Mike Cope: Ninth: The body of Christ is so wonderfully diverse. So much larger than any little groups. Celebrate the diversity of those who follow Christ!
MIKE COPE IS WAGED to try to REMOVE the diversity by secuding young preachers into lying, cheating and stealing the church houses of widoes.
No, the body of Christ is NOT diverse. Unity in Diversity is a big fat lie. The church is commanded to SPEAK THE SAME THINGS: Paul explained how: use ONE mind and ONE mouth to teach that which is written for our learning. In the Synagogue the same text would be open in all of the assemblies. Jesus stood up to READ and had the uncommon decency to SIT DOWN.
Jesus Christ gave the Spiritual office ONLY of APT elders as the only pastor teachers: their first job is to eject the cunning craftsmen or sophists. Sophists are preachers for pay, singers and instrument players. Certainly Doctors are removed because they take away the key to knowledge. Paul's reason was that THEY ARE LYING IN WAIT TO DECEIVE.
From the "singing and harp playing prostitute" in the Garden of Eden to the Babylon Mother of Harlots in Revelation 17, the MARK is "lusted after fruits" usurping a ROLE for which there is no DOLE as rhetoricians, singers, instrument players and craftsmen: John called them SORCERERS and said that they will be cast alive into the lake of fire.
10.31. 12 sanDisk 5.17.13 170 5.24.133 174 12.22.13 256 1.17.14 264 6.07.14 312 12.03. 461. 12.03.18 701