Mike Cope A Cappella Music


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.

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.


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.

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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:[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.

Od.4.17 Homer Odyssey 4.[15] 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, [25][25] 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;

[40] 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.

Nomos ,

Pharmakon 3.enchanted potion, philtre: hence, charm, spell, such charms have I, Hdt.3.85, cf. Apoc.9.21.

Pindar, Pythian 4. [1] 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, [5] on a day when Apollo happened to be present

Triumph Kômazô -revel, make merry, neoi kômazon hup' aulou Hes.Sc.281; kômazonta met' aulêtêros [flute player] aeidein, go in festal procession

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 [230] 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, [235] 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, [240] 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. [4] 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!” [5] 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. [6] 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. [7] 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.

[216] 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.

[220] 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 wedlock

Used 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.


[30] 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.

[2] For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus made me free from the law of sin and of death.
[3] 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:[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. [3] 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).

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.

"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).

Performance preachers and MUSICIANS are the ONLY meaning of CEREMONIAL LEGALISM.

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 spells

1. 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 mētropolinmother-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.4.4.40.
2. abs., play the wizard, D.L.8.59.

goēt-ikos , ē, on, (goēs)
A.skilled in witchcraft, juggling, “ g. mageiaArist.Fr.36. Adv. “-kōsPoll.4.51:—pecul. fem. goētismorphēbewitching, AP12.192 (Strat.). goētos
ma^geia , , A. theology of the Magians, “m. Zōroastrou
Acts 8.[11] They listened to him, because for a long time he had amazed them with his sorceries

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 tiPhilostr.VA1.2; “kestou phōneusa magōtera
phōn-eō  4. of a musical instrument, sound, E.Or.146 (lyr.); of sounds, hēdu phōnein sound sweetly,

Epôidê used Of the Magi, Hdt.1.132

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 thesan23.11, cf. Pi.O.2.96
margoi hēdonai  2. of appetite, greedy, gluttonous, “meta d' eprepe gasteri margēOd.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, [100] who could number all the joys that Theron has given others?

Nep. Ep. 2.1 

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
by Mikehttp://preachermike.com/2006/12/05/a-cappella-music

THIS PAPER WILL HELP YOU FLEE BABYLON whose Mother of Harlots (Revelation 17) uses "lusted after fruits" (Same as in Isaiah 8) as self-speakers, singers, instrument players and ALL religious craftsmen who were called PARASITES.


  Smile! this is why the youth are leaving your church.





Check.gifANATHEMA is to be ACCURSED for preaching a GOSPEL of Rhetoric, Singing, Playing Instruments, Acting or DECORATING a place as a WORSHIP CENTER








NUMBERS 11 THE REST OF THE STORY ABOUT MUTTERING AND MURMURING:  Violates Christ's outlawing vocal or instrument rejoicing or speaing your own words in Numbers 10




The role of PREACHER as SENT Evangelist



The MARKS of the BEASTS (Zoe) and the INSECTS-PARASITES (LOCUSTS or musical worship teams)


12.22.13  Lucifer is Venus or ZOE and among the matriarchal "mother of harlots" she-he is EVE or EVAH meaning an Abomination. Lucifer is well documented in the Greek literature.  Christ said that when Lucifer was Cast as Profane (Chalal or Halal the "praise" word) into the Garden of Eden She-He was the "singing and harp-playing prostitute." 

The Beginning Mother of Beasts and the End-Time Babylon Mother of Harlots are identical. Paul said that Eve was wholly SEDUCED as a new bride is SEDUCED just before her husband. That is why Cain (from a musical note or mark) was OF that Wicked one.

Eve is mentioned only twice in the New Testament and because Jesus spoke in parables to HIDE the truth from the WISE (sophists=rhetoricians, singers, musicians, actors).  Moses was writing an INVERTED version of Babylon Myths AFTER the nation fell from grace BECAUSE of instrumental idolatry at Mount Sinai.  Therefore, those who mock Paul do not understand that Paul knew all about Eve and scholars know nothing. While not necessarily true, Paul understood that women especially looked to EVE (Zoe, Mary) as THEIR Mediatrix.

The serpents, however, of the magicians-(that is,) the gods of destruction-withstood the power of Moses in Egypt, but the rod of Moses reduced them all to subjection and slew them. This universal serpent is, he says, the wise discourse of Eve. This, he says, is the mystery of Edem, this the river of Edem;
this the mark that was set upon Cain,
that any one who findeth him might not kill him. This, he says, is Cain, [Gen. iv. 15] whose sacrifice [Gen. iv. 5. ] the god of this world did not accept.

Theophilus to Autolycus 

This Eve, on account of her having been in the beginning deceived by the serpent, and become the author of sin, the wicked demon, who also is called Satan, who then spoke to her through the serpent, and who works even to this day in those men that are possessed by him, invokes as Eve.58 And he is called "demon" and "dragon," on account of his revolting from God. For at first he was an angel. And concerning his history there is a great deal to be said; wherefore I at present omit the relation of it, for I have also given an account of him in another place.

58 Referring to the bacchanalian orgies in which " Eva " was shouted, and which the Fathers professed to believe was an unintentional invocation of Eve, the authoress of all sin.

The word "abomination" is also key to understanding the context. In Hebrew, the word "to 'evah," (abomination) is almost invariably linked to idolatry. In the passages from which both verses are taken, God tells Moses to tell the people not to follow the idolatrous practices of the people around them, people who sacrificed their children to Molech, or who masturbated into the fire to offer their semen to Molech, for example. Chapter 20 starts off with the same warning.

"To 'evah" also means "something which is ritually unclean."
But also, concerning music, some have fabled that Apollo [Abaddon, Apollyon]  was the inventor, and others say that Orpheus discovered the art of music from the sweet voices of the birds. Their story is shown to be empty and vain, for these inventors lived many years after the flood. And what relates to Noah, who is called by some Deucalion, has been explained by us in the book before mentioned, and which, if you wish it, you are at liberty to read.

Genesis 1 is exactly parallel to John 1: after Israel fell into instrumental idolatry of their Egyptian gods, God abandoned the later Civil-Military-Clergy complex to worship the same "gods" that appear as Abaddon or Apollyon in Revelation.  The LOCUSTS or MUSES are unleashed from "hell" and Abaddon is the Musical Worship leader. This happened exactly 4000 years after Moses defined the same conflict between LIGHT and DARK.  That was launched by the most virulent, hostile attack against the ANTI-instrumental Churches of Christ mounted exactly 100 years after the first brutal attack.  This convinced Churches of Christ that even friendly fellowship meant that their flock would be Purpose Driven by the boast of "Infiltrating and diverting the church homes of widows and honest workers into A Theater for Holy Entertainment."

Armageddon is not a war of the world but a war of words: a polemic war with shock and awe as the meaning of mechanical Organon used by Jubal's family to bring on the first destruction.

Great tribulation flaunting "the holiness of sin" has accompanied the loss of faith at the end of each DAY period.

Matthew 24:21 For then shall be great tribulation,
        such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be.
Matthew 24:22 And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved:
         but for the elect’s sake those days shall be shortened.
Matthew 24:23 Then if any man shall say unto you, Lo, here is Christ, or there; believe it not.
Matthew 24:24 For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets,
        and shall shew great signs and wonders;
        insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.

sēmeion , 3.  sign or signal to do a thing, made by flags, anedexe sēmēion toisi alloisi anagesthai he made signal for the rest to put to sea, Hdt.7.128; signal for battle, ta s. ērthē, katespasthē, Th.1.49,63, etc.; kathairein to s. to take it down, strike the flag, as a sign of dissolving an assembly, And.1.36; to tēs ekklēsias s. Ar.Th.278;
8.  watchword, war-cry, Plb.5.69.8; “apo s. henos epistrephein tas nausTh.2.90, cf.X.HG6.2.28.

Lying Wonders teras III. in colloquial language, “teras legeis kai thaumastonPl.Hp.Ma.283c, cf. Tht.163d; “teras legeis, ei . . Id.Men.91d
A million Jews were cast into Tophet (tabret, tambourine) at the first fulfilment. Not one DISCIPLE of Christ was "burned" and the Jews are still looking for their Levites and the tens of thousands of HARPS which according to the Babylonian Prophetic type were "cast alive with their harps along with the king" 

The Spirit OF (preposition) Christ defines the Church in the Wilderness and the future REST after the Jew's Covenant with Death and Hell had been annulled with only a tiny remnant of faithful Jews:
Isaiah 14:9 Hell from beneath is moved for thee to meet thee at thy coming:
        it stirreth up the dead for thee, even all the chief ones of the earth;
        it hath raised up from their thrones all the kings of the nations.
Isaiah 14:10 All they shall speak and say unto thee, Art thou also become weak as we? art thou become like unto us?
Isaiah 14:11 Thy pomp is brought down to the grave, and the noise of thy viols:
        the worm is spread under thee, and the worms [Maggots] cover thee.

-Sublīmis , B. In partic., of language, lofty, elevated, sublime (freq. in Quint.): “sublimia carmina,Juv. 7, 28: “verbum,Quint. 8, 3, 18:  “oratio,
of orators, poets, etc.: “natura sublimis et acer,Hor. Ep. 2, 1, 165: “sublimis et gravis et grandiloquus (Aeschylus),

carmen , ĭnis, n. (old form cas-men , Varr. L. L. p. 86 Bip.) [Sanscr. çasto declaim, praise; cf.: camilla, censeo],
I. a tune, song; poem, verse; an oracular response, a prophecy; a form of incantation (cf.: cano, cantus, and canto).
5. A magic formula, an incantation:
6. On account of the very ancient practice of composing forms of religion and law in Saturnian verse, also a formula in religion or law, a form:
        “barbaricum,id. M. 11, 163.—With allusion to playing on the cithara:
            Apollinem) concordant carmina nervis,
            APOLLO and since he communicated oracles in verse, god of poetry and music,
           presiding over the Muses

Opposite to:  sum-mitto to moderate his efforts, restrain himself , accommodating his instructions to the capacity, speak humbly,

grandĭlŏquus , i, m. grandis-loquor,
I. speaking grandly or loftily:et grandiloqui, ut ita dicam, fuerunt cum ampla et sententiarum gravitate et majestate verborum,Cic. Or. 5, 20; cf. Quint. 10, 1, 66: grandiloquent: “isti grandiloqui (i. e. Stoici),boasters, Cic. Tusc. 5, 31, 89.

Lucifer is Venus or ZOE and among the matriarchal "mother of harlots" she-he is EVE or EVAH meaning an Abomination. Lucifer is well documented in the Greek literature.  Christ said that when Lucifer was Cast as Profane (Chalal or Halal the "praise" word) into the Garden of Eden She-He was the "singing and harp-playing prostitute." 

Isaiah 14:12 How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning!
        how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations!

-infernus , a, um, adj. infer,
I. lower, that which lies beneath

Thy glory has come down to Hades, and thy great mirth: under thee they shall spread corruption and the worm shall be thy covering. Isaiah 14:11 LXX

[11] detracta est ad inferos superbia tua concidit cadaver tuum subter te sternetur tinea et operimentum tuum erunt vermes

-Superbĭa  I. In a bad sense, loftiness, haughtiness, pride, arrogance

Dan 3:5 That at what time ye hear the sound of the cornet, flute, harp, sackbut, psaltery, dulcimer,
        and all kinds of music, ye fall down and worship the golden image that Nebuchadnezzar the king hath set up:
Dan 3:6And whoso falleth not down and worshippeth shall the same hour be cast into the midst of a burning fiery furnace.

-ludībrĭum I. a mockery, derision, wantonness. . A laughing-stock, butt, jest, sport  B. A scoff, jest, sport: to reproach jestingly, scoff, such a drunkard as to be a standing jest, C. Abuse, violence done to a woman: in corporum ludibria deflere, Ex-tollo II. Trop., to raise, elevate, exalt: orationem amplificationibus,Quint. 12, 10, 62; cf.
    ōrātĭo , ōnis, f. oro,  E. A prayer, an address to the Deity (eccl. Lat.): “respice ad orationem servi tui,Vulg. 3 Reg. 8, 28: “per orationes Dominum rogantes,id. 2 Macc. 10, 16: “pernoctans in oratione Dei,id. Luc. 6, 12.—Also absol., prayer, the habit or practice of prayer: “perseverantes in oratione,Vulg. Act. 1, 14: “orationi instate,id. Col. 4, 2; cf. Gell. 13, 22, 1.
Most Jews of the "viper race" replaced most godly Jews who would not let their boys "wear the hat of Hermes" and serve as singers, dancers and prostitutes in Herod's Temple.  See Second Maccabees and notes from the Pink Swastika.

2 Maccabees 1

1 - The Jewish brethren in Jerusalem and those in the land of Judea, To their Jewish brethren in Egypt, Greeting, and good peace.
- May God do good to you, and may he remember his covenant with Abraham and Isaac and Jacob, his faithful servants.
- May he give you all a heart to worship him and to do his will with a strong heart and a willing spirit

Madison as the result of the "Jubilee" intending to restructure ALL Churches of Christ was attacked by the Purpose Driven Cult and it appears that the godly elect were "raptured."  This is the end of the road for the Vision 20/20s in most of the assaulted churches of Christ.  Before the Jubilee "frog-boiling" process began Madison boasted that they had over 5000 members and lost only "50": These numbers did and may include 300 members in jail.


Matthew 24:25 Behold, I have told you before.
Matthew 24:26 Wherefore if they shall say unto you,
        Behold, he is in the desert; go not forth:
        behold, he is in the secret chambers; believe it not.
Matthew 24:27 For as the lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth even unto the west;
         so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.
Matthew 24:28 For wheresoever the carcase is, there will the eagles be gathered together.
Matthew 24:29 Immediately after the tribulation of those days
        shall the sun be darkened,
        and the moon shall not give her light,  [Bible replaced by Theology fit for OUR CHANGED CULTURE.]
        and the stars shall fall from heaven,    [The lucifer or ZOE types]
        and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken:
Matthew 24:30 And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven:
        and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn,
        and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.
Matthew 24:31 And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet,
        and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.
ALL of the SOUNDS-LIKE INSTRUMENT PASSAGES war of JUDGMENT and commands the godly--be they ever so scare--to GO and preach the gospel to ALL nations.

The Purpose Driven Locusts or MUSES are to COLLECT all of those with the MARK into large Mega-Groups and the GODLY will evaporate as if by magic. Rick Atchleys boasted of 6400 shrank to about 3500 counting both the MOTHER church and the DAUGHTER churches.  They have collected back up to about 4500 by SOUNDING THE TRUMPETS AND THE LOCUSTS-MUSES as Abaddon the Musical Worship Leader.

Revised 5.24.13 Thou has Turned My Mourning into Dancing. Perhaps by God's design, they didn't read enough to understand that this is the GENDER mark well documented by Christ in Isaiah 3.

Matthew 27:29 And when they had platted a crown of thorns, they put it upon his head, and a reed in his right hand:
        and they bowed the knee before him,
        and mocked him, saying, Hail, King of the Jews!
Matthew 27:31 And after that they had mocked him, they took the robe off from him,
        and put his own raiment on him, and led him away to crucify him.

illūdo (inl-
I  Neutr., to play at or with any thing, to sport with, amuse one's self with (syn. colludo; cf. ludificor).
1. To scoff or mock at, to make a laughing-stock of, to ridicule (so most freq.): “satis superbe illuditis me,
feminarum illustrium capitibus,”  : illusa pictae vestis inania, rhetorum),
How to use PSALLO to turn captives into WOMEN
Grant, then, forgiveness to the Lydians, and to
make sure of their never rebelling against thee, or alarming thee more,
send and
forbid them to keep any weapons of war, command them to wear tunics under their cloaks, and to put buskins upon their legs,
..........and make them bring up their sons to cithern-playing (Kitharizein), singing (psallein),
..........and shop-keeping (Hucksterism). 
So wilt thou soon see them become women instead of men,
and there will be no more fear of their revolting from thee."

-[4] Ludoisi de sungnômên echôn tade autoisi epitaxon, hôs mête aposteôsi mête deinoi toi eôsi: apeipe men sphi pempsas hopla arêia mê ektêsthai, keleue de spheas kithônas -[khiton  David's garment] te hupodunein toisi heimasi kai kothornous hupodeesthai, proeipe d' autoisi -kitharizein te kai psallein kai kapêleuein [prostitutes, petty trade, playing tricks, corrupting] paideuein tous paidas. kai tacheôs spheas ô basileu gunaikas ant' andrôn opseai gegonotas, hôste ouden deinoi toi esontai mê aposteôsi."

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

-Kitharizô 1 [kitharis] to play the cithara, phormingi [Apollo] kitharize Il., Hes.; lurêi eraton kitharizôn Hhymn. (so that there can have been no great difference between the kithara, lura, and phorminx ); kitharizein ouk epistatai, of an uneducated person,

-Kithar-isis , eôs, hê, playing on the cithara, Pl.Prt.325e; k. psilê, i.e. without the voice, Id.Lg.669e, cf. Pae.Delph.15; aulêsis kai k. Phld.Mus.p.23 K.

-Arassô ,of any violent impact, with collat. notion of rattling, clanging, as of horses, hoplais, pound in a mortar, strike with a shower of stones.
a). kitharēn strike the lyre, Orph.A.382; humnon, melos, etc., Nonn.D.1.15,440, etc.
2. c. dat. modi, arassein tina oneidesi, kakois, assail with reproaches or threats,
II. Pass., to be dashed against, dash one against the other
Pound in a mortar,holmō a.Nic. Th.508

When they MOCKED Jesus the prophecy used the word Alarm or Triumph which is to play loud wind instruments and make a loud rejoicing sound.

G1702 empaizō emp-aheed'-zo From G1722 and G3815 ; to jeer at, that is, deride:
Empaizō , fut. A.-xomaiLXXHb.1.10: pf. empepaikha ib.Nu.22.29:— mock at, mock, “tiniHdt.4.134;
3. Pass., to be deluded, Ev.Matt.2.16, AP10.56.2 (Pall.), Vett.Val.16.14; to be defrauded, of the revenues, Cod.Just.1.34.2.
II. sport in or on, “hōs nebros khloerais e. leimakos hēdonaisE.Ba. 866 (lyr.); tois khoroisin e. to sport in the dance, Ar.Th.975; “ gumnasiōLuc.Lex.5. 
E.Ba. 866 Euripides, Bacchae ........OnLine Text
Shall I move my white foot in the night-long dance, aroused to a frenzy, [865] throwing my head to the dewy air, like a fawn sporting in the green pleasures of the meadow, when it has escaped a fearful chase beyond the watchers [870] over the well-woven nets, and the hunter hastens his dogs [Catamites] on their course with his call, while she, with great exertion and a storm-swift running, rushes along the plain by the river, rejoicing [875] in the solitude apart from men and in the thickets of the shady-foliaged woods.
What is wisdom? Or what greater honor do the gods give to mortals than to hold one's hand [880] in strength over the head of enemies? What is good is always dear.
Empaiktês , ou, ho,A. mocker, deceiver, LXXIs.3.4, 2 Ep.Pet.3.3, Ep.Jud. 18.
2 Peter 2:13 And shall receive the reward of unrighteousness, as they that count it pleasure to riot in the day time. Spots they are and blemishes, sporting themselves with their own deceivings while they feast with you;

Entrupo (g1792) en-troo-fah'-o; from 1722 and 5171; to revel in: - sporting selves.

Truphaô , ( [truphê]
2. part. truphōn as Adj., effeminate, luxurious, Ar.Nu.48, etc.; “t. kai amelēsPl.Lg.901a; “to truphōneffeminacy, Ar.V.1455 (lyr.); also of things, dainty, delicate,  “paison,
II. to be licentious, run riot, wax wanton, Ar.Lys.405, etc.; to be extravagant

Paison paizô [pais]
2. esp. dance, “paisateOd.8.251; “dōma peristenakhizeto possin andrōn paizontōn23.147, cf. Hes.Sc.277; “p. te kai khoreuein
alla pepaistai metriōs hēmin, of the chorus,
4. play on a musical instrument, h.Ap.206: c. acc., “Pan ho kalamophthogga paizōnAr.Ra.230; dance and sing, Pi. O.1.16.
play amorously,


Mike Cope: A few observations from most discussions about a cappella singing:

First: Most people I know who want to preserve it aren’t trying to make their case in terms of “it’s God’s way.” Some do.
        One of our Christian college presidents — not the one where I teach! —
        once told me that he thought the use of instrumental music would send someone to hell. [Christ said that in Isaiah 30   Revelation 19:20]
        (Just when you thought no one really, really, really believed that . . . .
“Yes, I know you served the poor, you lived an exemplary life of compassion, justice, and worship — but you used a piano in worship . . . .”)
        Most are talking about the strengths of the tradition — a tradition that is preserved by several tribes.
        See, for example, this conference being held next summer at Pepperdine.

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.


Matt. 28:17 And when they saw him, they worshipped him: but somedoubted.

G4352 proskuneō pros-koo-neh'-o From G4314 and probably a derivative of G2965 (meaning to kiss,
like a dog licking his master’s hand); to fawn or crouch to, that is, (literally or figuratively)
prostrate oneself in homage (do reverence to, adore):—worship.
Proskun-eō obeisance to the gods or their images, fall down and worship, c. acc., Hdt.2.121
2.  esp. of the Oriental fashion of prostrating oneself before kings and superiors, abs., Hdt.1.119, 8.118: c Plat.
TRUTH: Rep. 398a 3. welcome respectfully, respect, “prosekunēsa sou ta grammata” That which is written ; ta hiera g. the Holy Scriptures2 Ep.Ti.3.15, J.Ap.1.10;

Ev.Jo.4.23,  But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in TRUTH: for the Father seeketh such to worship him
2 Timothy 3.15  From infancy, you have known the sacred writings which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith, which is in Christ Jesus.

J. Ap. 1.10 There have been indeed some bad men, who have attempted to calumniate my history, and took it to be a kind of scholastic performance for the exercise of young men.  for, as I said, I have translated the Antiquities out of our sacred books;

1Tim. 4:13 Till I come, give attendance to [public] reading, to exhortation [comfort], to doctrine.
1Tim. 4:14 Neglect not the gift that is in thee,
        which was given thee by prophecy, [teaching]
        with the laying on of the hands of the presbytery.
1Tim. 4:15 Meditate upon these things;
        give thyself wholly to them;
        that thy profiting may appear to all.

1 Tim 4.13 heōs erkhomai prosekhe anagnōsei, paraklēsei, didaskalia.
Prosekhō (Cypr. poekhō (q.v.)) and prosiskhō : aor. proseskhon:—
3. turn to or towards a thing, “p. ommaE.HF931: mostly, p. ton noun turn one's mind, attention to a thing, be intent on it, ; “p. dianoia eis to rhēma KuriouLXXEx. 9.21.
cf. Ex.34.11: also p. apo tōn hagiōn, tōn grammateōn, ib.Le.22.2, Ev.Luc.20.46; “p. tou phagein haimaLXX De.12.23; p. hina mastigōthēs ib.2 Ch.25.16.
b. metaph., devote oneself to the service of any one, esp. a god, Pi.P.6.51 (dub.).

Anagn-ōsis , eōs, ,
A.recognition, Hdt.1.116.
2. reading, Pl.Euthd.279e, Arist.Po.1462a17 (prob. l.), Rh.1414a18, etc.: pl., Aristeas 283.
b. reading aloud, Hp.Vict.2.61, Sor.1.49, Act.Ap.13.15, : in pl., public readings, Pl.Lg.81ce; “-ōseis theō poioumenos

"The word that is employed for this "anaginosko, anagnosis) is the technical term for the cultic reading aloud of the Old Testament in the synagogue. By applying this terminology to the reading of his own epistles he not only ascribes the same authority to the apostolic word as to the Old Testament writings...he also combines a quotation from the Old Testament with a word of Jesus and introduces the whole with the familiar formula: 'for the Scripture says.'" (Ridderbos, Hermon, Paul, P. 483 an Outline of His Theo., Eerdmans)

Jesus identified the Sons of the Devil by saying "they speak on their own."

para-klēsis , eōs, ,
A.calling to one's aid, summons, hoi ek paraklēseōs sugkathēmenoi a packed party in the assembly, D.18.143.
II. exhortation, address, “pros ton okhlonTh.8.92 ; ou p. heurontes, alla parainesin grapsantes not a mere address to their feelings, but counsel to act rightly,
III. consolation, LXX Is.30.7, Na.3.7, Ep.Hebr.6.18,

di^daska^l-ia , ,
A.teaching, instruction, Pi.P.4.102, Even.1, Hp.Lex2, X.Cyr.8.7.24, Pl.R.493b, etc.; d. poieisthai, c. acc. et inf., Th.2.42; d. parekhein serve as a lesson, ib.87; ek d., opp. ex ethous, Arist.EN1103a15.
3. official instructions, PLips.64.24 (iv A. D.); pros didaskalian for information, POxy. 1101.4 (iv A. D.).

Paul ALWAYS repudiate the performers and performances before he defines the role of the church.

1Timothy 4:1 Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils;
1Timothy 4:2 Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron;
1Timothy 4:7 But refuse profane and old wives’ fables, and exercise thyself rather unto godliness.
1 Timothy 4 Fables Old Wives Tales

FABLES TO FOOL:   Scaenĭcus (scen- ), a, um, adj., = skēnikos,
I. of or belonging to the stage, scenic, dramatic, theatrical (class.).
stage-plays, theatrical representations, “fabula,a drama, Amm. 28, 1, 4: organa,Suet. Ner. 44: “coronae,id. ib. 53: “habitus,id. ib. 38: gestus,Cic. de Or. 3, 59, 220: “modulatio,Quint. 11, 3, 57:
1. scaē-nĭcus , i, m., a player, actor, Cic. Off. 1, 31, 114: “orator plurimum aberit a scaenico 2. scaenĭca , ae, f., a female player, an actress,
Orgănum , i, n., = organon,Of musical instruments, a pipe, Quint. 11, 3, 20; 9, 4, 10; Juv. 6, 3, 80; Vulg. Gen. 4, 21; id. 2 Par. 34, 12 et saep. an organ, water-organ: “organa hydraulica,Suet. Ner. 41: aquatica, Mythogr. Lat. 3, 12.—Of a church-organ, Cass. Expos. in Psa. 150; Aug. Enarr. in Psa. 150, n. 7.—  B. Transf.: organum oris, the tongue of a man, Prud. steph

And these
women are carried about over the temples, sacrificing and practising divination day by day, spending their time with fortune-tellers, and begging priests,

and disreputable old women;
and they keep up
old wives' whisperings over their cups, learning charms and incantations from soothsayers, to the ruin of the nuptial bonds. And some men they keep; by others they are kept; and others are promised them by the diviners

IRONICALLY, proskunoimenanautonhōshieronkaithaumastonkaihēdun, Pl.R.398a: of Lying Wonders

Thaum-astos , Ion. thōm- , ē, on, th. lokhos gunaikōn, “thaumaston poieis, hos .II. admirable, excellent
of the Furies, A.Eu.46; Aeschylus, Eumenides 34
III. to be worshipped, “oudeis m' areskei nukti thaumastos theōnE.Hipp.106.
Nux 3. in Comparisons, of anything dark and direful, nukti eoikōs like night, of Apollo [Abaddon, Apollyon]
 in his wrath, Il.1.47, cf. 12.463, Od.11.606
III. Nux as pr. n., the goddess of Night,Il.14.259, Hes.Op.17,Th.123,211 ; N. oloē ib.224. Nux as pr. n., the goddess of Night,Il.14.259, Hes.Op.17,Th.123,211 ; N. oloē ib.224.
Plato. Republic [398a] who was capable by his cunning of assuming every kind of shape and imitating all things should arrive in our city, bringing with himself the poems which he wished to exhibit, we should fall down and worship him as a holy and wondrous and delightful creature, but should say to him that there is no man of that kind among us in our city, nor is it lawful for such a man to arise among us, and we should send him away to another city, after pouring myrrh down over his head and crowning him with fillets of wool, 
Commentary Epideik-nu_mi -nuō 2. . more freq. in Med., show off or display for oneself or what is one's own, mousikan orthan e. give a specimen of his art. of a rhetorician lecturing, Id.Phdr.235a; “polla kai kalaId.Grg.447a; of epideictic orators, Arist.Rh.1391b26; of a musician, Ael.VH9.36: c. part., e. “hupertheōnPl.Lg.648d.
The idea suggested by proskunoimen and hieron, that the poet is a sort of theos or theios [god or goddess] anēr, is now elaborated with ironical politeness. The images of the gods were anointed, and crowned with garlands, not only on great occasions (cf. Cic. Verr. IV 77), but also at other times, according to Proclus, who remarks on this passage muron autēs (sc. tēs poiētikēs) ...Apropos of the present passage, Dio Chrysostom and other ancient writers cited by Ast refer to the anointing of swallows by Greek women: kai keleuei mala eirōnikōs (so Ast: MSS eirēnikōs) stepsantas auton eriō kai murō katakheantas aphienai par' allous: touto de hai gunaikes epi tōn khelidon ōn poiousi (Dio Chr. Or. 53 p. 276 ed. Reiske). To this custom Ast supposes that Plato is alluding, the poets being as it were faithless and garrulous swallows (cf. khelidonōn mouseia), as well as to the Pythagorean precept ‘not to admit swallows into the house’

Mouseios , on, Aeol. Moisaios , a, on, (Mousa)
A. of or belonging to the Muses, “hedraE.Ba.410 (lyr.); Moisaion harma the car of Poesy, Pi.I.8 (7).67; lithos M. a monument of song, Id.N.8.47II. musical, “keladosAP9.372.
Eur. Ba. 410 Chorus
Would that I could go to Cyprus, the island of Aphrodite, where the Loves, who soothe [405] mortals' hearts, dwell, and to Paphos, fertilized without rain by the streams of a foreign river flowing with a hundred mouths. Lead me there, Bromius, Bromius, god of joy who leads the Bacchae, [410] to Pieria, beautiful seat of the Muses, the holy slope of Olympus. There are the Graces, there is Desire; there it is [415] lawful for the Bacchae to celebrate their rites.

Pind. I. 8 Even when he was dead songs did not forsake him; beside his pyre and tomb the Muses of Helicon stood, and poured over him the many-voiced dirge. It proved to be the will of the immortals [60] to make a noble man, even when dead, a theme for the hymns of goddesses; and even now this brings up a subject for words, and the Muses' chariot rushes forward to shout praises in memory of Nicocles the boxer. Honor him, who won the garland of wild Dorian celery in the Isthmian valley; since [65] he too was once victorious over all that lived around him, battering them with his inescapable hands. He is not dishonored by the offspring of his father's distinguished brother. Therefore let another young man weave for Cleandros a garland of tender myrtle in honor of the pancratium, since the contest of Alcathous and the young men of Epidaurus welcomed him before in his success. A good man may praise him, [70] for he did not restrain his youth, keeping it hidden in his pocket1and ignorant of fine deeds.

1 Reading kolpō (Theiler, Slater) or kolpou (Young) rather than keia.

Pind. N. 8 [40] Excellence grows among skillful and just men up to the liquid air, as a tree shoots up fed by fresh dew. The uses of friends are of all kinds; those in times of toil are the highest, yet delight also seeks to set a trustworthy pledge before the eyes. Megas, to bring your soul back to life again [45] is not possible for me. Empty hopes end in vain; but it is easy to set up, for your fatherland and for the Chariads, a monument of the Muses in honor of the twice illustrious feet of two men. I rejoice in letting fly a boast suitable to such a deed; and with incantations a man [50] makes hardship painless. Truly, the song of victory existed long ago, even before the quarrel arose between Adrastus and the race of Cadmus.

Mouseion , to/,
A. shrine of the Muses, seat or haunt of the Muses, Aeschin. 1.10: hence,
2. home of music or poetry, mouseia thrēnēmasi xunōda choirs chiming in with dirges, E.Hel.174 (lyr.); aēdonōn m. choir of nightingales, Id.Fr.88; parodied “khelidonōn mouseiaAr.Ra. 93; “to Numphōn nama te kai m. logōnPl.Phdr.278b (but mouseia logōn, hoion diplasiologia ktl. gallery of tropes, ib.267b): generally, school of art or letters, to tēs Hellados m., of Athens, Ath.5.187d, cf. Plu.2.736d; to tēs phuseōs m., a phrase of Alcidamas censured by Arist. Rh.1406a25.
IV. Mouseia, ta , festival of the Muses, Paus.9.31.2: sg., Ath.14.629a; “ta M. thusai

Revelation 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.
Revelation 18:22 And the voice of harpers, and musicians [Muses], and of pipers, and trumpeters, shall be heard no more at all in thee; and no craftsman, of whatsoever craft he be, shall be found any more in thee; and the sound of a millstone shall be heard no more at all in thee;
A craftsman is any person trained as a religious professional: they THINK that God needs help
Revelation 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 sorceries were all nations deceived.
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 18:24 And in her was found the blood of prophets, and of saints, and of all that were slain upon the earth.

Darryl Tippens-- Pilgrim Heart: The Way of Jesus in Everyday Life

"One Sunday in April, 1984, Lamott attended the church again. She stayed for the sermon that day, which she found unimpressive, but the music was mesmerizing: The last song was so deep and raw and pure that I could not escape. It was as if the people were singing in between the notes, weeping and joyful at the same time, and I felt like their voices or something was rocking me in its bosom, holding me like a scared kid, and I opened up to that feeling— and it washed over me."

All religious music terms and names of instrument point directly to charming, sorcery or mesmerizing.  Pepperdine seeks to make "ACappella" a new skill by which they may blaspheme by claiming to be able to lead you into the presence of God.

Netenyhu attended an Ecole Ohr Torah.  A synagogue was and is A School of the Word of God.  Nothing you do outside of the School of Christ (a Restoration goal) has any salvation power.  Amos and Isaiah has the Spirit OF Christ warning that the clergy caused the people to HUNGER AND THIRST FOR THE WORLD and even wandering to Pepperdine they will not find it.

A Cappella Worship Teams with performance singing WITHOUT instruments has nothing to do with the absolute definition of the Qahal, Synagogue or Church as A School of the Word.

Pepperdine 2013 Annual Bible Lectures Mike Cope features Rick Atchley

Mike Cope Women Worship Leaders

  1. Why not grasp that Jesus said that doctors of the Law take away the Key to Knowledge
  2. He called the Scribes and Pharisees (writers and rhetoricians), hypocrites.  In Isaiah 6 and especially Ezekiel 33 the Spirit OF Christ named entertainment preachers, singers and instrument players. This was the MARK of those who have no intention of being Disciples through the Word.
  3. In the prophets Christ warns about "the lying pen of the Scribes."  Most on the doctoral level have had to subscribe to the pattern that when God abandoned Israel to the worship of the starry host "a" spirit told them that God commanded THEM to promote Levites as Soothsayers or Sorcerers with instruments to ward off any godly person,.

Mike Cope and ACapella Music  he mocks the evil "tribalists" who still teach against instruments. Not aware that the command is to use "that which is written for our learning" and nothing written was metrical and could not and was not sung tunefully until after the Reformation. There is not a command, example, remote inference of God's godly people collecting for congregational singing with or without instruments.
The scholars missed the Qahal, synagogue or Church of Christ in the wilderness which defined:

Inclusive of Rest, Reading and Rehearsing the Word
Exclusive of vocal or instrumental rejoicing including slick preaching.

The Jacob-Cursed tribe of Levi was assigned to the worship of the starry host which Mike etal use as a "spirit assigned" pattern.

Martin Luther and all true Bible Students understands what is EXCLUDED in Romans 14 so that the Synagogue can take place in Romans 15.

At that time there were many Jews living in all countries, and especially were they found in Rome, as we learn from the seventeenth and eighteenth chapters of the Acts of the Apostles. Having properly inculcated the doctrines of faith and of good works all through the epistle, the apostle in conclusion introduces several exhortations to the Romans to preserve harmony in faith and in good works, removing what might be productive of discord and subversive to unity of the Spirit. There are two difficulties which today as in all times strongly militate against the unity of the Spirit, against faith and good works. They must here be carefully noted and described.

They are good, pious, common people, willingly doing better when they have the knowledge or power. They are not tenacious of their opinions; the trouble lies altogether in weakness of conscience and lack of faith. They are unable to extricate themselves from prevailing doctrines and customs.

The other class are obstinate. Not satisfied to enjoy liberty of conduct for themselves, they must enforce it upon others, constraining them to their own practices.

They claim that because certain liberty is permissible, it must be enjoined.
They will not listen to real truth in the matter of Christian liberty, but strive against it.

They are to blame for the weakness of the [31] first class. For their doctrine disregards the weak consciences and misleads them into the belief that certain conduct is essential.

This domineering class delight in bringing simple consciences into subjection to their demands. Paul does not here refer to that manner of people; no, but he elsewhere teaches us to faithfully oppose them and always do the opposite. Titus 1.

For instance, the distracted world attempts to serve God by setting apart houses, churches, cloisters;
        vestures, gold-trimmed, silk and [50] every other kind;
        silver vessels and images; bells and organs, candles and lamps;
        the money for which expense should have been appropriated to the poor
        if the object was to make an offering to God.

Further, it keeps up a muttering and wailing in the churches day and night.
But true praise and honor of God, a service that cannot be confined to place or person,
is quietly ignored the world over.

The pretenses of priests and monks about their system of exercises
being service to the Lord, are false and delusive.

53. Service to God is praise of him. It must be free and voluntary, at table, in the chamber, cellar, garret, in house or field, in all places, with all persons, at all times.
teaches otherwise is no less guilty of falsehood than the Pope and the devil himself.


If you believe that God did not condemn musical instruments used "to make the lambs dumb before the slaughter then a Phd wasn't built upon the foundation of the Word of God.

Ephesians 6 We Wrestle Not Againsg Flesh and Blood

Ephesians 4 Unity in Diversity
Ephesians 5 Singing amd Making Melody
Clangs and Gongs in the Classics
1.Corinthians 13 Sounding Brass and Tinkling Cymbals

The Spirit OF (preposition) Christ defined Lucifer being "cast as profane" (that halal or chalal word) out of heaven.  He/she/it came into the garden of Eden as a singing and harp playing prostitute.

Jubal is said to have taught people to HANDLE musical instruments: that means without authority and an euphemism for "handling in a sexual sense." The object was to "steal your own church house" in a modern system.

The Cainites (from a musical note and OF that wicked one) survived the flood and Clement shows:

How musical idolatry was restored after the flood:

"Now therefore, since you do not yet understand how great darkness of ignorance surrounds you, meantime I wish to explain to you whence the worship of idols began in this world. And by idols, I mean those lifeless images which you worship, whether made of wood, or earthenware, or stone, or brass, or any other metals: of these the beginning was in this wise.

Certain angels, having left the course of their proper order, began to favour the vices of men, [Comp. Homily VIII. 13.-R.] and in some measure to lend unworthy aid to their lust,
in order that by these means they might indulge their own pleasures the more;
and then, that they might not seem to be inclined of their own accord to unworthy services,

taught men that demons could, by certain arts-that is, by magical invocations-be made to obey men;
and so, as from a furnace and workshop of wickedness [lectureships?], they filled the whole world with the smoke of impiety, the light of piety being withdrawn.
"But when all these things were done, men turned again to impiety;  and on this account a law was given by God to instruct them in the manner of living.
But in process of time, the worship of God and righteousness were corrupted by the unbelieving and the wicked, as we shall show more fully by and by.  Moreover, perverse and erratic religions were introduced, to which the greater part of men gave themselves up
by occasion of holidays and solemnities, instituting drinkings and banquets,
following pipes, and flutes, and harps, and diverse kinds of musical instruments, and indulging themselves in all kinds of drunkenness and luxury.

Hence every kind of error took rise; hence they invented groves and altars, fillets and victims, and after drunkenness they were agitated as if with mad emotions.

By this means power was given to the demons to enter into minds of this sort, so that they seemed to lead insane dances and to rave like Bacchanalians; hence were invented the gnashing of teeth, and bellowing from the depth of their bowels; hence a terrible countenance and a fierce aspect in men, so that he whom drunkenness had subverted and a demon had instigated, was believed by the deceived and the erring to be filled with the Deity.

Mike Cope, Rick Atchley and a few who are following this prophetic type may not be able to confess this, but, in order to justify imposing instruments and female (effeminate) roles over the Head of Jesus Christ, they have to debunk ALL of the Bible and Recorded History. One wonders why there is such a huge attack on the Word at just this right time?  Jesus said that Doctors of the Law "take away the key to knowledge."  The Spirit of Christ warned about the Lying Pen of The Scribes. Jesus called the Scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites. The Spirit of Christ in Isaiah and Ezekiel 33 identified slick speakers, singers and instrument players. How could a true disciple miss that one?

This has nothing to do with superior ROLES because there are NO ROLES in the sense of Religious Observations.
Lk 17:20 And when he was demanded of the Pharisees, when the kingdom of God should come, he answered them and said, The kingdom of God cometh not with observation:

Christ in the wilderness defined the Church as a set-time-place to READ the Word of God and discuss it: even the Lord's Supper is a teaching or educating event.  Anything performed a religious observation or ritual is a sign of a DEAD BODY: that's when the ministry team will pick your bones and pick the purse of the widows.Latin:

THESIS: Pagan Religious services intended to fleece the lambs. This defines LEGALISM.

Observātiō ōnis, observo, a watching, observance, investigation: observationes animadvertebant, your searches for evidence: siderum.— Circumspection, care, exactness: summa in bello movendo.

Religious observations are carefully crafted to take control of all of one's attention. That is the worship concept with is to be directed only to God.

Tendo: In the pagan religions they gave lots of attention to tuning or playing their musical  instruments: cornu,” “barbiton,to tune, “tympana tenta tonant palmis, stretching out their bow strings. To shoot, to hurl.
(b). To exert one's self, to strive, endeavor (mostly poet.
n partic., to exert one's self in opposition, to strive, try, endeavor, contend  adversus, etc.,id. 34, 34, 1: “contra,
Lucr. 6, 1195
: “tormento citharāque tensior,” [Tendo]
In partic.: “nervum tendere, in mal. part.,Auct. Priap. 70; cf. Mart. 11, 60, 3.—Hence, tentus, a lecherous man,
ēlŏquĭum , ii, n. id..
I. In Aug. poets, and their imitators among prose writers, for eloquentia, eloquence, * Hor. A. P. 217; * Verg. A. 11, 383; Ov. Tr. 1, 9, 46; id. M. 13, 63; 322 al.; Vell. 2, 68, 1; Plin. 11, 17, 18, § 55.—
II. In late Lat., declaration, communication in gen., Diom. p. 413 P.; Mamert. Pan. Maxim. 9: “eloquia pulchritudinis,fine words, Vulg. Gen. 49, 21; id. Prov. 4, 20 al.
Lucr. 6.1195  Signs of death from lack of water:
The heralds of old death. And in those months
Was given many another sign of death:
The intellect of mind by sorrow and dread
Deranged, the sad brow, the countenance
and delirious, the tormented ears
Beset with ringings, the breath quick and short

II. Catgut, a string (of a musical instrument),
B. A rope, cord, for binding a slave
: “tunc tibi actutum chorda tenditur, Plaut. Most. 3, 2, 55

I will inform you. My master has arrived from abroad.

In that case, the cord will be stretched for you; thence to the place where iron fetters clink; after that, straight to the cross.

Ringing: Cĭthăra , ae, f., = kithara, I. the cithara, cithern, guitar, or lute.
II. Meton., the music of the cithara, or, in gen., of a stringed instrument, the art of playing on the cithara

Paul practiced and commanded the only role for the Ekklesia or Assembly.

1Timothy 4:13 Till I come, give attendance [adtende] to [PUBLIC] reading, to exhortation, to doctrine.
1Timothy 4:14 Neglect not the gift that is in thee,
        which was given thee by prophecy, [teaching]
        with the laying on of the hands of the presbytery.

Psallo has NO connection to Music

1Timothy 4:15 Meditate upon these things; give thyself wholly to them;
        that thy profiting may appear to all.
3191.  meletao, mel-et-ah´-o; from a presumed derivative of 3199; to take care of, i.e. (by implication) revolve in the mind: — imagine, (pre-)meditate.
"Melody, Grace, and giving attention" are all related to the internal sense of meditation:
Melet-aō , “tauta meleta1 Ep.Ti.4.15; esp. practise speaking, con over a speech in one's mind,logaria dustēna meletēsasD.19.255; “apologianId.46.1; also, deliver, declaim (cf. 11.5 b), “logous

Scripture never uses the MELOS word.

2. generally, account, reckoning, phunai ton hapanta nika 
ek tēs epagōgēs
Opposite muthos, as history to legend, Ti.26e; “poiein muthous all' ou logous
epilogos, [Aids to worship]
phōnē, Arist.Pol.1253a14;
, Opposite poiēsis,
Opposite emmetra, ib.1450b15 (

l. pezoi
, Opposite. poiētikē, D.H.Comp.6; opp. poiēmata, ib.15; “koina kai poiēmatōn kai logōn
2. without musical accompaniment (c
f. 11.2), pausai
Stop the melōdous' alla p. moi phrason
Com.Adesp. 601, cf. Pl.Sph.237a.
I am not sure how one could get out of Card Class and use the concept of MUSICAL WORSHIP.  There is no command, example or remote inference of the godly people assembling for congregational singing with or without instruments.  On the contrary the Jacob-Cursed Levites were commanded to "stand in ranks" and make a great noise: this was to warn even a Levite not on rare duty that if he came near any holy thing or into any holy place is "brethren" were commanded to execute him.

No one among the scholars can know that God turned the
Levi tribe over to worship the starry host: they missed Acts 7. God did not command the the king, kingdom, priests, temple, animal sacrifices or the Levites to make certain as a Prophetic Type showing that God terminates anyone who brings instruments into the holy place of Church Architecture when Christ is the SOLE Teacher when the elders (only) teach that which has been taught.

Mike Cope: A few observations from most discussions about a cappella singing:

First: Most people I know who want to preserve it aren’t trying to make their case in terms of “it’s God’s way.” Some do.
        One of our Christian college presidents — not the one where I teach! —
        once told me that he thought the use of instrumental music would send someone to hell. [Christ said that in Isaiah 30   Revelation 19:20]
        (Just when you thought no one really, really, really believed that . . . .
“Yes, I know you served the poor, you lived an exemplary life of compassion, justice, and worship — but you used a piano in worship . . . .”)
        Most are talking about the strengths of the tradition — a tradition that is preserved by several tribes.
        See, for example, this conference being held next summer at Pepperdine.


Isaiah 57:2 He shall enter into peace: they shall rest in their beds, each one walking in his uprightness.
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.
Isaiah 57:3 But draw near hither, ye sons of the sorceress, the seed of the adulterer and the whore.
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;

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

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,
ludo to
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, 10B. 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 hēdonaisE.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,
They DO it because they ARE impious
Impĭus 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,
        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

13 hēdonēn hēgoumenoi tēn en hēmera truphēn, spiloi kai mōmoi entruphōntes en tais apatais autōn suneuōkhoumenoi humin

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 . . orkhēthmoioOd.23.134; . tini sophias, ōdēs, Lead, command in war.

Truph-ē, softness, delicacy, daintiness, 2 Ep.Pet.2.13; II. luxuriousness, wantonness,tōn gunaikōn 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 paizōnAr.Ra.230; dance and sing, Pi. O.1.16. 5. play amorously, “pros allēlousX.Smp.9.2; “meta tinosLXX Ge.26.8; of mares

[See Plato-Symposium]
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, , A.flute-girl,

-Demosthenes 8 [34] 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:

-truphaô , ( [truphê] )  
A.2. part. truphōn as Adj., effeminate, luxurious, Ar.Nu.48, etc.; “t. kai amelēsPl.Lg.901a; “to truphōneffeminacy, 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.

kolak-euô lisping
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. [50] “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 [55] 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; [60] 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 time
        hath in every city
        them that preach him,
        being read in the synagogues every sabbath day.
This was still the unique pattern when Paul warned about the failure to hear God at Mount Sinai:
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.


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.

P. Ovidius Naso, The Epistles of Ovid Ov. Met. 3.690

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.

Gaius Valerius Catullus, Carmina (ed. Leonard C. Smithers) 64

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;

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.

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? 
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 doneiMnesim.4.60; “hēmas edonēsen mousikēAlciphr.Fr.6.12:—Pass., 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 doneontaiId.P.10.39; of bees, Choeril.2; “rhoizēmasin aithēr doneitaiAr.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
[22] 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. [80] But in remembrance of Zeus and in honor of Nemea, whirl a far-famed strain of song, softly.
          On this spot it is fitting to sing with a gentle voice of the king of gods.
To plough the same ground three or four times [105] [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] laleōTheoc.20.29; of trees, v.supr.1.2; “di'aulou [flute] ē salpiggos l.”[trumpet] ; of Echomagadin 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  
make a place sound with flute-playing, resound with flute-playing, nêsos katêuleito Plu.Ant.56

katapsallô 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 music3. metaph., katapsalletai . . hodêmiourgos is drummed out

, 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 tettixAristopho10.7: “t. polloi ginomenoi nosōdes to etos sēmainous
Mousa ,Muse,
A. Olumpiades M., Dios aigiokhoio thugateresIl.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. stugeraA.Eu.308 (anap.); “euphamosId.Supp.695 (lyr.); “kanakhan . . theias antiluron mousasS.Tr.643 (lyr.); “Aiakō moisan phereinPi.N.3.28; tis hēde mousa; what strain is this ?
2. hautē Sōkratous m. that was Socrates's way

Prophēt-euō A.  to be a prophētēs or interpreter of the gods, manteueo, Moisa, prophateusō d' egōPi. 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 poteAr.V.159, cf. Av.593

The mark of Apollo, Abaddon, Apollyon and the Muses at Delphi.

(B). A. FORMS: contr. I. in Act. of the gods and their oracles, proclaim, abs., “khreiōn muthēsato Phoibos8.79: “ Puthiē [serpent] hoi khra tadeHdt.1.55, “kh. mantesi [mad] MousaisAr.Av.724
From Charis or Grace: See Charismatic Worship
khrēsthai tini (without philō) to be intimate with a man, X.Hier.5.2, Mem.4.8.11
esp. of sexual intercourse, “gunaixi ekhratoHdt.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, [725] 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 [730] 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, [735] that you will be weary and cloyed with enjoyment.
If you are a rhetorician, singer or instrument player John in Revelation 18 calls you a sorcerer: if you are a sorcerer or witch:

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.

,  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?

, iggos, , 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.
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.
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

warfare II. personified, War, Battle,Alala Polemou thugater2. metaph. of womankind, “polutelēs p.

Organon , to, (ergon, erdōA. instrument, implement, tool, for making or doing a thing,
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. polukhordaId.R.399c, al.; “met' ōdēs kai tinōn organōnPhld.Mus.p.98K.; of the pipe

, 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.

, formed from the cry alalai): —raise the war-cry, 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.
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' alalazeiA.Fr.57; “kumbalon alalazon1 Ep.Cor.13.1


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."

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. 8:10 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."

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!

Mike Cope:  Fourth: As I said in the comments yesterday,
        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
               and have not sought the LORD:
                therefore they shall not prosper, [
               and all their flocks shall be scattered. [
per-mulcĕo   To charm, please, delight, flatter, fondle: sensum voluptate,

Jer. 10:22 Behold, the noise of the bruit is come,
        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 dēlectātĭo
Moderatrix omnium commotionum,
a rousing
, exciting, agitation, commotion mŏdĕrātrix
, īcis, f. moderator.
I. She who moderates or allays; a directress, mistress, governess (mostly Ciceron.): “sibi,Plaut. Cist. 2, 2, 3.—

drăco , “in templa referre dracones,
Flaccus, Argonautica 2.276
Bacchum referat scyphus. impulit acri
tum validas stridore fores rapiturque per urbem
talia voce canens: 'linque o mihi caede madentem,
275Bacche, domum; sine foedatum te funere pontus
expiet et referam lotos in templa dracones
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:

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.

Symol of a drakon A. dragon, serpent, huge size, a python,

interchangeable with ophis, which is the serpent in Revelation. Metaphor ptênon argêstên ophin, of an arrow, A.Eu.181. Click for notes above.

Eur. Ba. 81 Chorus
Blessed is he who, being fortunate and knowing the rites of the gods, keeps his life pure and [75] 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, [80] brandishing the thyrsos, garlanded with ivy, serves Dionysus.

Go, Bacchae, go, Bacchae, escorting the god Bromius, child of a god, [85] 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!

Dionusiôi ek tôn huparchontôn
huparchô begin, take the initiative,
Jer. 10:23 O LORD, I know that the way of man is not in himself:
        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.


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.

Romans 14:1 Him that is weak in the faith receive ye, but not to doubtful disputations. disceptationibus cogitationum


Cogitatio a thinking, considering, deliberating;  thought, reflection
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] [1] so is the Margites to our comedies.

Sophia , music and singing, tekhnē kai s. h.Merc.483, cf. 511; in poetry, in divination, cunning, shrewdness, craft.

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.

Aedĭfĭcātĭo , “loquitur ad aedificationem,Vulg. 1 Cor. 14, 3; 14, 26.—“ad aedificationem Ecclesiae,Vulg. 1 Cor. 14, 12; ib. Eph. 4, 12.  [Teaching in the Ekklesia or Church]

Speaking is in "whispering or conversational tones." Logos is the opposite of music, poetry or rhetoric (sermonizing.

deliramenta,id. Am. 2, 2, 64: “quas tu mulieres quos tu parasitos loquere,id. Men. 2, 2, 47:

Romans 14 Doubtful Disputations by Livy

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,
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.
Epithu_m-ētēs , oi, ho,
A. one who longs for or desires, neōterōnergōnHdt.7.6; [dogmatōn] And.4.6; “ergōnLys.12.90; timēs, sophias, Pl.R.475b, etc.; phusei polemou e. Arist.Pol.1253a6; “kakōn1 Ep.Cor.10.6; “allotriōnBGU531 ii 22 (ii A.D.).
2.  abs., lover, follower, X.Mem.1.2.60.
b.  one who lusts, LXX Nu.11.34.
, atos, to, (dokeō) A. that which seems to one, opinion or belief, Pl.R.538c; notion, Pl.Tht.158d, al. philosophical doctrines,
1Corinthians 10:20 But I say, that the things which the Gentiles [Gens] [ sacrifice,
         they sacrifice to devils, and not to God:
         and I would not that ye should have fellowship with devils.
Daemŏnĭum  II.  An evil spirit, demon, App. Mag. p. 315, 10; Vulg. Deut. p. 32, 17;
daimonaō ,  A. to be under the power of adaimōn,to suffer by a divine visitation,daimona domos kakoisA.Ch.566; “daimonōntes en ataId.Th. 1008 (lyr.): abs., to be possessed, to be mad,E.Ph.888, X.Mem.1.1.9, Plu.Marc.20, etc.; “daimonasMen.140.

: Daimonios , II. from Hdt. and Pi. downwds. (Trag. in lyr.), heaven-sent, miraculous, marvellous,bōlaxPi.P.4.37; “terasB.15.35, S.Ant.376
of persons, “ d. hōs alēthōs kai thaumastōId.Smp.219b; ho peri toiauta sophos d. anēr ib.203a; “daimonios tēn sophianLuc.Philops.32: Comp. “-ōterosD.C.53.8.
Sophos , ē, on, mostly of poets and musicians, Pi.O.1.9, P.1.42, 3.113; en kithara s. E.IT1238 (lyr.),
A. cleverness or skill in handicraft and art, in music and singing, tekhnē kai s. h.Merc.483, cf. 511; in poetry, in divination,

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,
         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.
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.
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?
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.
Deut 32[17] They sacrificed to demons, [which were] no God,
        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.

See Rick Atchley and Christ Seidmen on Instrumental Delusions

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



Ana-pauō  make to cease, stop or hinder from a thing, 3. bring to a close,ton logon
Pauō ,
Stop Singingaoid-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,


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
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

Mūsa , ae, f., = Mousa, I. a muse, one of the goddesses of poetry, music
Tranquillus , I. quiet, calm, still, tranquil, Opposite to motion or excitement (syn. serenus).
, 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),
man emphatically, man indeed, Od.18.53; but a. alone always means a man in the prime of life, esp. warrior,  V. husband,  presbutēsX.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.

Di^daskō ,
abs., explain,pōs ; didaxonA.Eu. 431; “saphōs d.Th.2.60, etc.; show by argument, prove,legōn didasketōX.An.5.7.11, etc.; d. peri tinos hōs . . Th.3.71; “hēlikon esti to alazoneuma . . peirasomai . . didaxaiAeschin.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."
Exa^pa^taō  deceive or beguile, deceive thoroughly,
lso “e. epi tois idiois sumbolaioisIsoc.10.7; peri sauton poieisthai . . eph' hois exapatas eleon surround yourself with compassion for your swindling tricks
A. make, produce, first of something material, as manufactures, works of art, etc. on works of art, Polumēdēs epoiwēh' (= epoiēse
after Hom., of Poets, compose, write, p. dithurambon, epea, Hdt.1.23, 4.14; “p. theogoniēn HellēsiId.2.53; p. Phaidran, Saturous, Ar.Th.153, 157; p. kōmōdian, tragōdian, etc., Pl.Smp.223d; “palinōdianIsoc.10.64, Pl.Phdr.243b, etc.; “poiēmataId.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 tinaPl.Phd.61b; “peri theōnId.R.383a, etc.
represent in poetry,Homēron Akhillea pepoiēkenai ameinō OdusseōsPl.Hp.Mi.369c, cf. 364c, Smp.174b; poiēsas ton Akhillea legonta having represented Achilles saying,
describe in verse,theon en epesinPl.R.379a; epoiēsa muthous tous Aisōpou put them into verse, Id.Phd. 61b; “muthonLycurg.100.
Invent new gods
procure,p. adeian te kai kathodon tiniTh.8.76; “ho nomos p. tēn klēronomian tisiIs.11.1; logos argurion legonti p. gets him money, D.10.76:—Med., procure for oneself, gain

3. of sacrifices, festivals, etc., celebrate
of dithyrambic and dramatic Poets (cf. “didaskalos11), d. dithurambon, drama, produce a piece, Hdt.1.23, 6.21; “PersasAr.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. asasPl.Hp.Ma. 292c; “ouketi porrō dithurambōn phtheggomaiId.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)

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
II. a name of Dionysus, E.Ba.526 (lyr.), Philod.Scarph.1:—hence Di^thurambogenēs, AP9.524. (Pi. is said to have written it lu_thirambos (Fr.85)—as if from luthi rhamma, the cry of Bacchus when sewn up in his father's thigh.)
Drama   II. action represented on the stage, drama, play, Ar.Ra.920, Arist.Po.1448a28, etc.; en d. not in the action on the stage, ib.1460a31; exō tou d. ib.1453b32; “d. poieinAr.Ra.1021; “saturikon d.Pl.Smp.222d (with play on 1): metaph., stage-effect of any kind,ta eleina tauta d. eisageinId.Ap.35b: also, tragical event, Plb.23.10.12,

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 [575] 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 hands
USURP over the presbyters includes the elders yielding, permitting, suffing, trusting women with what belongs to men.

give up, yield,Poseidaōni de nikēn pasan epetrepsasIl.21.473 ; later e. tini c. inf., permit, suffer, Ar.Pl.1078, Pl.Chrm.171e, etc.
Med., entrust oneself, leave one's case to,tiniHdt.1.96 ; “diaitētēId.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,
A. = kuria, Keil-Premerstein Zweiter Bericht142.
ku_ri-a , ,
authority, power, Arist.Mir.837a5, etc.; possession, control, “oinouPlb.6.11A.4; “tamieiouId.6.13.1; “tou epaposteilai stratēgonId.6.15.6; kurian ekhein peri tinosId.6.14.10.—
fem. of kurios (q.v.).
authent-eō ,
A.  to have full power or  over, tinos I Ep.Ti.2.12; “pros tina  42.
authent-ikos , ē, on,
A. principal,anemoiGp.1.11.1.
2. warranted, authentic, kheirographia, apokhē, diathēkē, POxy.260.20 (i A. D.), Ostr.1010, BGU326ii 23 (ii A. D.); original,epistolaiPHamb.18ii6 (iii A. D.); “epithumataPMag.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. “-ōteronwith higher authority, Ptol. Tetr.177.

kheirogra^ph-ia , ,
A. report in writing, PTeb.64a).54 (ii B.C.).
2. declaration attested by oath, written testimony, kh. horkou basilikou ib.27.32 (ii B.C.); “kata nomous kheirographiasPRev.Laws 37.13 (iii B.C.); “parabebēkotos ta tēs kh.

diathēkē , , (diatithēmi) A. disposition of property by will, testament, Ar.V.584,589, D.27.13, etc.; kata diathēkēn by will
III. compact, covenant,ēn diathōntai diathēkēn emoiAr.Av.440; freq. in LXX, Ge. 6.18, al.; kainē, palaia d., Ev.Luc.22.20, 2 Ep.Cor.3.14; disposition (with allusion to 1), Ep.Gal.3.15, cf. Ep.Hebr.9.15.

"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."

But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority (authenteo) over the man, but to be in silence.1Ti.2:12

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."

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.

  5. expound, interpret in a particular way, “to enupnion tautē ekrinanHdt. 1.120, cf. 7.19, A.Pr.485, etc.:—in Med., “ho gerōn ekrinat' oneirousIl. 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…

-Anathêma   (anatithēmi) A. that which is set up: hence, like agalma, votive offering set up in a temple, Hdt.1.14,92, S.Ant.286, etc.; “a. ek leitourgiōnLys.26.4. 

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),
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.
2. used by Hom. only in first sense of agalma, delight, ornament,molpē t' orkhēstus te: ta gar t' anathēmata daitosOd.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 lamprotatonD.H.19.14.
of a slave in a temple, a. poleōs devoted to this service by the city, E.Ion310.—Cf. anathema.

anathēma , atos, to, (anatithēmi)
   ek leitourgiōnLys.26.4.
used by Hom. only in first sense of agalma, delight, ornament,molpē t' orkhēstus te: ta gar t' anathēmata daitosOd.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;
        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.

The Direct Command is to SPEAK that which is written for our learning.
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.

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