Music marks Sorcery, Witchcraft, and Abomination
An Abomination, [Deuteronomy.18.Abomination.Of.Those.Nations] Witchcraft, SORCERY [David.Young.Ephesians.5.and.Dionysus.Sorcery]  the BEASTS, [Is.A.Cappella.Music.the.Mark.of.the.Beast] , Charming, Soothsaying,  enchantment, harlots, beguile, serpents, vipers, Serpo, Herpo, inducing wine-dranking, Cunning Craftsmen or Sophists, Rhetoricians, Dogs or Catamites, magic, Voodoo in primitive America, Melodies to deceive, Deceiver, Cunning Crafts, Techne, religious craftsmen, Lucifer, Voodoo, Locusts, Apollyon, [Apollon.Abaddon.Apollyon] Levi-Leviathian Universities

INDOCTRINATE and do not EDUCATE.  Instrumental Bandits are under the Spell of the NACC or Christian Church which says we can fellowship if YOU take the Mark of the Beast.  Don't let them steal the Widows property.

May be President of Lubbock Christian University

"However, singing followed by prayer, reading of God's word, and a spoken message is our most common format. Because of our Church of Christ HERITAGE, singing is without instrumental accompaniment, following the practice of the early church. While some of our students are newcomers to this worship experience, many students come to admire its beauty and simplicity.

Pattern of the Civil-Military-Clergy whom God abandoned to carry out the "worship of the starry host" (Acts7) including Apollo, Apollyon or Abbadown from Egypt.  God did not command, king, kingdom, temple, priests and the Jacob-cursed Levites.  They were ABANDONED because of the Instrumental-Trinitarian-Perverted idolatry at Mount Sinai.  The Levites made a loud crasing noise while goats or INFANTS were put through the HOLOCAUST.
And many, many more off-limits to Scribes and Pharisees.

Pattern excluding entering into a Covenant or attending the Synagogues of Levi..
Excluding vocal or instrumental rejoicing A Prophetic Mark reserved for Judas.
Inclusive of Rest (never a day of worship), Reading and Rehearsing the Word of God.

The Synagogue defined by John Calvin

kenneth-starr-plans-to-join-baptist-church/ But in an interview with The Baptist Standard after accepting the Baylor job, Starr said he began having questions about age 18 about certain Church of Christ practices, including the lack of instrumental music. He said the McLean Bible Church, where he was active from 1978 to 2004, continued to capture his attention and remained his “home congregation” after he left Washington.
“I’m comfortable with the articulation of Baptist distinctives — including the role of baptism,” Starr told the Standard, which noted that Churches of Christ, unlike Baptists, teach that baptism is essential for salvation. Starr also told the Baptist paper, “I feel a great sense of kinship and fellowship with the Baptist community.”
Provost Darryl Tippens said Pepperdine’s reputation among law schools has risen in recent years.
Darryl Tippens: A strong argument for a cappella singing is to experience it in its full power. If one never experiences the soul-stirring power of human voices joyously united in song,
        theological argument
alone will scarcely sustain the tradition.
        If we are honest, we will admit that our own inattention
        and poor choices work against the survival of a cappella singing.

Baptism Prophesied and Fulfilled
Baptism is the way to mark the little flock of Lost Spirits.  Only they can HEAR and understand the WORD.

Acts 2:41 Then they that gladly received his WORD were baptized: and the same day there were added unto them about three thousand souls.

Logos  computation, reckoning 2. statement of a theory, argument, ouk emeu alla tou l. akousantas prob. in Heraclit.50; logon ēde noēma amphis alētheiēs discourse and reflection on reality,
IV. inward debate of the soul, reflection, deliberation
Regulative and formative forces, derived from the intelligible and operative in the sensible universe,

Opposite to epithumia
 A. desire, yearning, longing after a thing, desire of or for it, Theaomai :--gaze at, behold, mostly with a sense of wonder3. view as spectators
Opposite Pathos  A. that which happens to a person or thing, incident, accident,  Moralizing Rhetoric
Opposite Poiein to excite passion, Arist.Rh.1418a12; V. Rhet., emotional style or treatment,
Opposite Enthousi-astikos , ē, on, A. inspired,phusisPl.Ti.71e; esp. by music,
 OPPOSITE -poiêsis, Id.R.390a;  Jesus SPOKE what SPIRIT delivered without METRON. or musical meter.
OPPOSITE -poiêtikê, D.H.Comp.6; OPPOSITE poiêmata, onomatopoeic word
OPPOSITE  emmetra Modus   2. The measure of tones, measure, rhythm, melody, harmony, time; in poetry, measure, metre, mode: Mūsĭcus a, um, adj., = mousikos.
X. the Word or Wisdom of God, personified as his agent in creation and world-government,

God is not stupid as always assumed: if He wanted any kind of musical MELODY He would have used MELOS.  Psallo marks the effeminate and perverted.

Theologians are doomed to call God a liar or INCOMPETENT.  If God had wanted any kind of music in the tuneful sense He was INTELLIGIBLE But denied by C. Leonard Allen.

mousikos kai melōn poētēs
2. generally, votary of the Muses,  The Muses were the LOCUSTS unleashed with Apollon their "musical worship leaders." The Greek and Latin literature identifies them as dirty adulteresses
[25] the Muses of Olympus, daughters of Zeus who holds the aegis: “Shepherds of the wilderness,
        wretched things of shame, mere bellies,
        we know how to speak many false things as though they were true;
        but we know, when we will, to utter true things.”
            ...and they bade me sing of the race of the blessed gods that are eternally,
                but ever to sing of themselves both first and last.
pharma^kon 3. enchanted potion, philtre: hence, charm, spell, Od.4.220 sq., Ar.Pl.302, [Circe, Church, Corinth mother of harlots]  Theoc.2.15

The singers [Muses], instrument players and craftsmen as sorcerers in Revelation 18.

1Cor. 14:22 Wherefore tongues are for a sign,
        not to them that believe,
        but to them that believe not:

g571.  apistos, ap´-is-tos; from 1 (as a negative particle) and 4103; (actively) disbelieving, i.e. without Christian faith (specially, a heathen); (passively) untrustworthy (person), or incredible (thing): — that believeth not, faithless, incredible thing, infidel, unbeliever(-ing).

Mat 21:31 Whether of them twain did the will of his father? They say unto him, The first. Jesus saith unto them, Verily I say unto you, That the publicans and the harlots go into the kingdom of God before you.

Luke 7:29 And all the people that heard him, and the publicans,


Mat 21:32 For John came unto you in the way of righteousness, and ye believed him not;

justified God,

but the publicans and the harlots believed him

being baptized with the baptism of John.

and ye, when ye had seen it, repented not afterward,

Luke 7:30 But the Pharisees and lawyers rejected the counsel of God against themselves,

that ye might believe him.

being not baptized of him.

Pist-euô put faith in, rely on a person, thing, or statement,

2. comply opposite to apisteô

Apistos does not mean NOT believe but to REFUSE to comply. Jesus promised that the non compliers will be damned because they REJECTED His Words as speaking for God.

THOSE WHO WILL BE DAMNED and already so are the ones who did not REPENT so that they would be a BELIEVER. Their damning sin was BEING NOT BAPTIZED.

II. = apeitheô, disobey, to be disobedient, they refuse to comply,

Mark 16:15 And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.
Mark 16:16 He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved;
        but he that believeth not shall be damned.

[941c] and this the lawgiver, as it behoves him, knows better than the whole tribe [symphony] of poets.

He, therefore, that hearkens to our speech [Logos]
         is blessed, and deserves blessing for all time;

        Hearkens is: peithô, A. persuade, B. Pass. and Med., to be prevailed on, won over, persuaded,
        2. peithesthai tini listen to one,
obey him, let us comply with the custom of eating, sad though the meal be,
obey him in all things,

        Believeth Greek: pist-euô  trust, put faith in, rely on a person, thing, or statement
        2. comply, hôs ouch hupeixôn oude pisteusôn legeis; OPPOSITE to apisteô

but he that HEARKENS NOT, in the next place, be HOLDEN by this law:--

        hearkens not is BELIEVETH NOT: apisteô to be apistos, and so, II. = apeitheô, to disobey, tini Hdt., attic: -
         -absol. to be
disobedient, refuse to comply

Holden means that you are an ACTIVE warrior against God.

Machomai fighting against heaven's will, amone selves, II. generally, quarrel, wrangle, eridi m. Il.1.8 ; m. epeessin ib.304, etc.; tini 5.875, 13.118; tôi paidi [child] m. make a scene with . . , Thphr.Char.23.8; dispute, argue, VI. of arguments, propositions, etc., to be in contradiction or inconsistent
Heritage is defined as the practice of your godly ancestors: because they were ignorant the can be forgiven.

Rather, the document is intended to describe our general approach to the work of the church—an approach that we hope honors God
        both by engaging our heritage
        and by speaking INTELLIGIBLY in a changing world.

  1. WE ENGAGE our heritage but
  2. WE speak INTELLIGIBLY in a changing KOSMOS to whom God does not speak and Jesus would not pray.

The fact is that division occurred between the Disciples of Christ -- Christians. Churches of Christ were never owned by the Christian Churches which sected out of the Disciples beginning in 1927 and ending in 1971.  Long before the 1832 handshake where Stone boasted that "the reformers have come over to us" Alexander Campbell denied that any kind of organized unity could never happen.
In 1890 the first convention was called at Chattanooga to organize the state society. The only churches in the state of Tennessee were those who had already adopted the organ in their worship. The Christian Standard pumped up the news and "it is reported that the brethren in Nashville, Tennessee are desirous of entertaining our National Convention next year."

This of course was just two congregations. A survey showed that out of 2500 members in Nashville, less than one hundred wanted the society.

Lipscomb noted that among the Society people "the Bible is as popular as last year's almanac."

"The supporters of the missionary society organized the Tennessee State Missionary Convention on October 6, 1890, with one purpose in mind, as stated by J. H. Garrison. He said at that time:

"We will take Tennessee for organized mission work...within five years
They will never Cease because the Instrumental Sectarians are Anti-Logos or Word by using their own mind and are therefore ANTICHRISTIAN.
The Spirit warns against the "Lying Pen of the Scribes."

Luke 11:50 That the blood of all the prophets,
        which was shed from the foundation of the world, [parables HIDE truth from The O logs from foundation]
        may be required of this generation;

2 Chr 36:16 But they mocked the messengers of God, and despised his words, and misused his prophets,
until the wrath of the LORD arose against his people, till there was no remedy.

Luke 11:51 From the blood of Abel unto the blood of Zacharias,
        which perished between the altar and the temple:
        verily I say unto you, It shall be required of this generation.

Luke 11:52 Woe unto you, lawyers [ceremonial leaders]
        for ye have taken away the key of knowledge:
        ye entered not in yourselves, and them that were entering [Eis at baptism]
        in ye hindered. [prevent by word of action: to wit, those bad mouthing baptism, John 9:22, 12:42]

Luke 11:53 And as he said these things unto them,
        the scribes and the Pharisees began to urge him vehemently,
        and to provoke him to speak of many things:


The Prototype of Babylon-Tyre Israel. Sodom not spiritual Israel. Jesus referenced Isaiah and Ezekiel to define the national Worship of the Starry Host--Abaddon The End-Time Fulfillment
For thus saith the Lord God; Behold, I will bring upon Tyrus Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon, a king of kings, from the north, with horses, and with chariots, and with horsemen, and companies, and much people. Ezek 26:7

They will plunder your wealth and
    loot your merchandise;
    they will break down your walls
    and demolish your fine houses

    and throw your stones, TIMBER and rubble into the sea. Ezek 26:12

Also, thou son of man, the children of thy people still are talking against thee by the walls and in the doors of the houses,

and speak one to another, every one to his brother, saying,

Come, I pray you, and hear what is the word that cometh forth from the Lord. Eze 33:30

Rev 17:3 So he carried me away in the spirit into the wilderness: and I saw a woman sit upon a scarlet coloured beast, full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns.
Rev 17:4 And the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet colour, and decked with gold and precious stones and pearls, having a golden cup in her hand full of abominations and filthiness of her fornication:
Rev 17:6 And I saw the woman drunken with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus: and when I saw her, I wondered with great admiration.
I will put an end [Rest, Repose, to your noisy songs, and the music [sound] of your harps will be heard no more. Ezek 26:13
Noisy: Multitudo
Songs:  Canticum
chorus canticum Insonuit, magic formula, incantation  any thing that soothes, charms, or allures, a charm, blandishment, allurement, enticement

"And he shall destroy the multitude of thy musicians, and the sound of thy psalteries [
cĭthăra] shall be heard no more." Ezek. 26:13 LXX
My people come to you, as they usually do, and sit before you to listen to your words,
    but they do not put them into practice.

With their mouths they express devotion (Lord, Lord as amorousness - inordinate love),

    but their hearts are greedy for unjust gain (commerce or trade or attendance). Eze 33:31
Rev 18:1 And after these things I saw another angel come down from heaven, having great power; and the earth was lightened with his glory.   2 And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird
  And the voice of
harpers, and musicians, 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; Rev 18:22
then I will bring you down with those who go    down to the pit,
   to the people of long ago
  I will make you dwell in the earth below,
as in ancient ruins, with those who go down to the PIT,and you will not return or take your place in the land of the living. Ezek 26:20

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.

Amos 5:23 Take thou away from me the noise [
tŭmultus] of thy songs [carmen]  for I will not hear the melody [cantĭcum] of thy viols
Indeed, to them you are NOTHING MORE
    than one who sings love songs with a beautiful voice
and [NOTHING MORE than one who]
    plays (make melody on) an instrument well,
for they hear your words
    but do not put them into practice. Eze 33
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 sorceries WERE all nations deceived.

I will make thee a terror, and thou shalt be no more:
    though thou be sought for,
    yet shalt thou never be found again, saith the Lord God. Ezek 26:2
When all of this this comes true--

and it surely will--

then they will know that a prophet has been among them." Eze 33:33

Revelation 19:19 And I saw the beast, and the kings of the earth, and their armies, gathered together to make war against him that sat on the horse, and against his army.
   Revelation 19:20 And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that worshipped his image. These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone.

da^pa^n-aō  2. consume, use up, phusis d. ton thoronArist.GA757a25; “khronon eis
of persons, to be destroyed,hupo thēriōnPh.2.43; kathaper hupo puros ib.433; “pros thēriōnApp. BC5.79; “en tartarois kai barathrois
puri kai phonō kai sidērō panta dapanēsasthai   en tartarois kai barathrois dapanōmenous


thērion , III. as a term of reproach, beast.
kolaki, deinō thēriōPl.Phdr.240b;
mousikē aei ti kainon thērion tiktei

Meaning: A new style of music or drama!

Tarta^r-os , the nether world generally,

And altogether the ancient philosoj)hy of the Greeks appears to have been very much addicted to music; and on this account they judged Apollo to have been the most musical and the wisest of the gods, and Orpheus of the demigods. And they called every one who devoted himself to the study of this art a sophist, as
Aeschylus does in the verse where he says — And then the sophist sweetly struck the lyre.

Musae (Mousai). In Greek mythology the Muses were originally the nymphs of springs, whose waters gave inspiration, such as Hippocrené, Castalia, etc.; then goddesses of song in genera. They are all female and are considered goddesses dwelling in Olympus, who at the meals of the gods sing sweetly to the lyre of Apollo. They are the nine daughters of Zeus. 

Sophis-tês , ou, ho, master of one's craft, adept, expert, of diviners, Hdt.2.49; of poets, meletan sophistais prosbalon Pi.I.5(4).28 , cf. Cratin.2; of musicians, sophistês . . parapaiôn chelun A.Fr.314 , cf. Eup.447, Pl.Com. 140; sophistêi Thrêiki (sc. Thamyris) E.Rh.924, cf. Ath.14.632c: with mod

II. from late v B.C., a Sophist, i.e. one who gave lessons in grammar, rhetoric, politics, mathematics, for money, such as Prodicus, Gorgias, Protagoras, a quibbler, cheat,  a RHETORICIAN as the primary meaning of a HYPOCRITE.

hoi s. tōn hierōn melōn” A sophist, serpent, makes MUSICAL MELODY with a congregation AS a harp and cannot grasp that IN THE HEART is a place.

2 Peter 2:12 But these, as natural brute beasts, [Zoon, Zao, Zoe]
          made to be taken and destroyed,
          speak evil of the things that they understand not;
          and shall utterly perish in their own corruption;

Natural: G5446 phusikos foo-see-kos' From G5449 [natural descent] ; “physical”, that is, (by implication) instinctive:--natural. Compare G5591
Bruit: G249 alogos [Anti-Logical] al'-og-os From G1 (as a negative particle) and G3056 ; irrational:--brute, unreasonable.
Beasts: G2226 zōon dzo'-on Neuter of a derivative of G2198 [Zao, Zoe] ; a live thing, that is, an animal:--beast.
căprīle , is, n. caper, like equile, ovile, bubile, etc., I. an enclosure or stall for goats, Varr. R. R. 2, 3, 8; Col. 7, 6, 6; Plin. 28, 10, 42, § 153; Vitr. 6, 9.—Adj.: căprīlis , e, of or pertaining to the goat: semen, i. e. capellae,

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 [delusions] while they feast with you;

          All musicians and rhetoricians are equated to parasites.

Entrupo (g1792) en-troo-fah'-o; from 1722 and 5171; to revel in: - sporting selves.
gamêliôi lechei [marriage couch-bed] hêdonais, playing in the wind, exult over, treat haughtily or contemptuously, made a mock of, tinos sumphorais, III. use or abuse at pleasure

Paison paizô [pais]
to play (on an instrument), Hhymn. II. to sport, play, jest, joke, Hdt., Xen., etc.; p. pros tina to make sport of one, mock him,


Monterey Church of Christ Elders: The guitar, keyboard and drums back one of Monterey Church of Christ’s WORSHIP leaders on Sunday.

READ or SPEAK the WORD is the only "worship" concept because Jesus ordained a School of His Word only.

Apostates use the Greek PSALLO (both ugly and perverted) as authority.  However, Psallo allows only "plucking a string or pubic hair with your FINGERS and never with a guitar psallo.  Psallo is SILENT and has no musical content.  You cannot psallo a keybord and you cannot psallo a DRUM.


Catullus - Poem 63

9 Use a drum: The priests of Cybele, who were either eunuchs, or persons of effeminate and worthless character, walked in their processions beating a "tympanum." a "drum" or "tambourine." The Captain, by his question, contemptuously implies that Agorastocles is such a character. See the Truer lentus, l. 608, and the Note. 
        a timbrel, etc., as a figure of something effeminate, enervating: tympana eloquentiae,Quint. 5, 12, 21:in manu tympanum est,Sen. Vit. Beat. 13, 3.—a timbrel, etc., 

Clement of Alexandrian notes why emasculated men could not be priests:

"One of these charges the Egyptians thus: "If you believe them to be gods, do not mourn or bewail them; and if you mourn and bewail them, do not any more regard them as gods." And another, taking an image of Hercules made of wood (for he happened most likely to be cooking something at home), said,

"Come now, Hercules; now is the time to undergo for us this thirteenth labour, as you did the twelve for Eurystheus, and make this ready for Diagoras," and so cast it into the fire as a log of wood. For the extremes of ignorance are atheism and superstition, from which we must endeavour to keep.

And do you not see Moses, the hierophant of the truth, enjoining that no eunuch, or emasculated man, or son of a harlot, should enter the congregation?
By the two
first he alludes to the impious custom by which men were deprived both of divine energy and of their virility;

and by the third, to him who, in place of the only real God, assumes many gods falsely so called,-as the son of a harlot, in ignorance of his true father, may claim many putative fathers.


Galatians 5 I.Wish.They.Would.Go.the.Whole.Way.and.Emasculate.Themselves


Acts 17:24 God that made the world and all things therein,
        seeing that he is Lord of heaven and earth,
        dwelleth NEVER in temples made with hands;
[Never in houses performing rituals called lying wonders]
Acts 17:25 Neither is worshipped with men’s HANDS,
        as though he needed any thing, seeing he giveth to all life, and breath, and all things;

ANY work that you do calls God IGNORANT and NEEDY.

God did not command ANY kind of Music or Animal Slaughter. Jeremiah 7

Psa. 50:7 Hear, O my people, and I will speak; O Israel, and I will testify against thee: I am God, even thy God.
Psa. 50:8 I will not reprove [Argue About it]
        thee for thy sacrifices or thy burnt offerings, to have been continually before me.
Psa. 50:9 I will take no bullock out of thy house,
        nor he goats out of thy folds.
Psa. 50:10 For every beast of the forest is mine,
        and the cattle upon a thousand hills.
Psa. 50:11 I know all the fowls of the mountains:
        and the wild beasts of the field are mine.
Psa. 50:12 If I were hungry, I would not tell thee: for the world is mine, and the fulness thereof.
Psa. 50:13 Will I eat the flesh of bulls, or drink the blood of goats? NO.
Psa. 50:14 Offer unto God thanksgiving; and pay thy vows unto the most High:
Psa. 50:15 And call upon me in the day of trouble: I will deliver thee, and thou shalt glorify me.

Monterey Church of Christ Elders: The a cappella TRADITION in Churches of Christ is rooted in Scripture and the early Christian church, said Brian Starr, Lubbock Christian University executive vice president

The Sistine Chapel or Caper or Cappella rejected instruments in the only official MASS by the Pope until 1911.  This Chapel had used males singing FALSETTO like the Jews.  However, an exiled Pope heard the CASTRATED opera singers from France.  They sang in the CAPPELA to please the Pope.

However the PLACE was the CAPPELA but their style of singing was called ORGANUM or after the Pipe Organ which was only in the rich Cathedrals.  Organum meant that all of the "team" sang the same NOTE where "melody" could be one or two notes.

God didn't supple a single verse which was LYRICAL or to be sung TO the Lyre.  Jesus SPOKE the Spirit without measure or METRON meaing musical meter.

There is not a single Command, Example or remote Inference of God having His people ASSEMBLE to sing with or without instruments.


Music.  Cantillation signs guide the reader in applying a chant to Biblical readings. This chant is technically regarded as a ritualized form of speech intonation rather than as a musical exercise like the singing of metrical hymns: for this reason Jews always speak of saying or reading a passage rather than of singing it. (In Yiddish the word is leynen 'read', derived from Latin legere, giving rise to the Jewish English verb "to leyn".)

The Philipedium: In most western European languages, the word for “read” starts with the letter “L”. These languages can be divided into two main groups — those of Latin origin and those of Germanic origin. In each of the Latin languages (Italian, Spanish, French, etc.), the modern word is derived from legere, the Latin word for “read”. The Italian word is still leggere, essentially unchanged from the Latin. In the other Romance languages, the “g” sound was lost, and so we have leer in Spanish, ler in Portuguese, and lire in French.

(Note: The Old Testament understands that instrumental music--called NOISE--was authorized only in certain dedicatory or purification rituals associated with the temple and with Jerusalem. Without both there was never any rationale for instrument to make a great crashing sound during animal sacrifices.)

"At the dedication of the later edifice, the priests blew the trumpets at the same time that the Levites sang and played upon instruments of music,

so as 'to make one sound;' but it is evident that on that great occasion of rejoicing, what was aimed at was not musical harmony, but a powerful crash of jubilant sound. We are shut up to the conclusion that

there was nothing in the tabernacle-worship, as ordered by Moses, which could be justly characterized as instrumental music." (George Girardeau, Instrumental Music, p. 29 - a Presbyterian)

Monterey Church of Christ Elders:

“The early leaders of the (Church of Christ) movement took a high view of Scripture
        and, interpreting it within a generally conservative framework,
        they sought to restore the worship practices found in the New Testament church,”
        he wrote in an email. “From that stance, they typically embraced a capella as their worship style.”


Numbers 10.[7]  [7] quando autem [1] congregandus est [2] populus [3] simplex [4] tubarum [5] clangor erit et non [6] concise [7] ululabunt

[1] Con-grĕgo to collect or assemble a multitude together, to unite, join, associate.  The assembly had a ONE PIECE PATTERN of being A School of the Word. 
1, Academia congregation. Collect into a flock,  where plato taught, SCHOLARS are called Academici, and his doctrine Philosophia Philosophia Academica, in distinction from Stoica, Cynica, etc., Cic. de Or. 1, 21, 98; id. Or. 3, 12; id. Fin. 5, 1, 1 al.— ..

The philosophy of the Acadamy, A. For The philosophy of the Academy: “instaret academia, quae quidquid dixisses,
dīco   recito, declamo, affirmo, assevero, contendo;

Jesus and the Apostles DICTO a hymn or prayer.

The Church of Christ (the Rock) was defined after Israel fell into Instrumental-Trinitarian-Perverted PLAY.
Exclusive: Vocal or instrumental rejoicing because
Inclusive:  Rest (school), Reading and Rehearsing the WORD handed down to leaders of groups as small as 10 families.


  lit., to show; cf. dikē, and Lat. dicis, ju-dex, dicio, to say, tell, mention, relate, affirm, declare, state; to mean, intend
3. In rhetor. and jurid. lang., to pronounce, deliver, rehearse, speak any thing.

There is NEVER a weekly WORSHIP Service.  Sabbath means REST and one way to be REFRESHED.

sa 2:1 The word that Isaiah the son of Amoz saw concerning udah and Jerusalem.
Isa 2:2 And it shall come to pass in the last days,
        that the mountain of the LORD’S HOUSE shall be established
         in the top of the mountains, and shall be exalted above the hills;
         and all nations shall flow unto it.

God does not live in literal houses and dŏmus , b. In philos lang., a philosophical school, SECTSen. Ep. 29 fin.; id. Ben. 5, 15.

schŏla (scŏla ), ae, f., = skholē 1. A place for learned conversation or instruction, a place of learning, a schoolpotiorem in scholis eruditionem esse quam domi,
        The Synagogue was called an Acadamy the opposite of the habes scholam Stoicam,
Of phĭlŏsŏphusscriptiones,Cic. Tusc. 5, 41, 121: verbum,tractatus, rationem praecepta tradere Academici,

The Schola of Christ is OPPOSITE to the School of the Stoics

Stōĭcus  : “secta,
turba,Mart. 7, 69, 4: “dogmata,
lĭbellus was a book made of the inner bark of trees. The book of epistles have the same meaning as 7. A libel, lampoon, pasquinade (post-Aug.): “libellos aut carmina ad infamiam cujuspiam edere,
sive quis ad infamiam alicujus libellum aut carmen scripserit

We are afflicted and want to say such people are Bible and Ethically Illiterate.  However, Paul in Ephesians 4 says of the cunning craftsmen or sophists--speakers, singers, instrument players are marked as LYING IN WAIT TO DECEIVE.

John Calvin on Instruments clearly understood and observed by presbyterians.

Does any one object, that music is very useful for awakening the minds of men and moving their hearts? I own it;

but we should always take care that no corruption creep in, which might both defile the pure worship of God and involve men in superstition. Moreover, since the Holy Spirit expressly warns us of this danger by the mouth of Paul,

to proceed beyond what we are there warranted by him is not only, I must say, unadvised zeal, but wicked and perverse obstinacy.

Again, Calvin notes that: "We know that our Lord Jesus Christ has appeared, and by His advent has abolished these legal shadows.

Instrumental music, we therefore maintain, was only tolerated on account of the times and the people, because they were as boys, as the sacred Scripture speaketh, whose condition required these puerile rudiments.

But in gospel times we must not have recourse to these unless we wish to destroy the evangelical perfection and to obscure the meridian light which we enjoy in Christ our Lord." (Calvin's Commentary on the Thirty-third Psalm, and on 1 Sam. 18:1-9).

R. L. Dabney Presbyterian
It has always been common among the advocates of this Popish mode of worship,

to meet the objections of simple minded Protestants to the organ,
with the retort that their scruples were the relics of fanatical prejudice,
and rustic ignorance.

It is not strange that men, such as the present advocates of the organ in Presbyterian churches in America, should bring such a charge against such men; many of them educated amidst the richest specimens of the fine arts in the old world, their youth imbued with the spirit of a gorgeous and poetic age?

According to Philo, the gods of the pagans exploit this weakness of men. For the sake of a better effect, and with the intention of more easily cheating their devotes, that they have set their lies to melodies, rhythms and meters.." Click for more.

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

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

"According to Philo, the gods of the pagans exploit this weakness of men. For the sake of a better effect, and with the intention of more easily cheating their devotes, that they have set their lies to melodies, rhythms and meters.." (Father Johannes Quasten, p. 52)

To explain the tradition, many pastors point to New Testament Scriptures like Ephesians 5:19-20, which reads, “Speak to one another with psalms, hymns and spiritual songs. Sing and make music in your heart to the Lord, always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ” (NIV 1984).

Absent in the New Testament are explicit references to instrumental worship, pointing to a Christian standard of a capella worship, some argue.


Monterey, too, plans to keep its 8:30 a.m. a capella assembly because of continued connection to the service and the worship tradition, said the church’s senior minister, Barry Stephens.

Going instrumental

Monterey’s decision to include an instrumental worship assembly
        was the culmination of years of Bible study
        and discernment, Stephens said.

Numerous Scriptures, like those in 2 Chronicles 7 and 29, Psalms 33, 92 and 150, affirmed instrumental worship, the leaders decided.

Furthermore, New Testament Scriptures traditionally used to support a cappella worship
        did not speak specifically to the context of gathered worship.
        And if even if they did, the Greek word translated as “music” or “melody” did not refer exclusively to a cappella worship.

Once Monterey leaders had Scriptural grounding, they turned to another question:
        Was instrumental worship right for Monterey?
        They decided it was; the practice could help them further spread the Gospel
        and offer members with non-vocal musical talents a forum for offering their gifts to God. Leaders then guided members through biblical study, with the church opting in the end to have an instrumental service.

Between 35 and 40 members departed during the year-and-a-half move toward the service.
        Some left on grounds of conviction while others did so because the
        10:45 a.m. service would become instrumental and they preferred a late morning a capella service.

However, Stephens noted, about the same number of people have joined during the 18-month period - including people returning to the Church of Christ fold after years away.

Overall, the response has been positive, he maintained. People participate just as enthusiastically and sing just was wholeheartedly as they did before the instruments were used.

On a recent Sunday, congregants packed the assembly hall, singing along to percussive and meditative hymns alike.

Fractured fellowship

When Monterey Church of Christ debuted its new service on Feb. 5, Hicks preached a sermon titled, “We Cannot Fellowship the Lubbock Monterey Church of Christ,” about the spiritual stakes of instrumental worship. The same morning, he discussed the topic “Surveying the Error of Instrumental Music in Worship” on his radio program on KFYO. He later burned the sermon and radio program on CDs and sent the recordings to Monterey’s elders and as many Lubbock Church of Christ elders as he had addresses for.

In the sermon, Hicks encouraged Southside members to end fellowship with Monterey - even if family members were part the offending congregation.

Ending spiritual ties with Monterey was difficult but necessary because of the potential effect on souls, Hicks said.

The issue is not about a piano in worship, but rather about the authority of Scripture. The matter is of such importance, the preacher wants to debate the matter publicly with Monterey leaders, Hicks said. Stephens said such a debate would not help further Monterey’s mission of reaching those who do not believe in Jesus.

Though Mannon believes firmly in a capella worship, he takes a less hard-line stance than Hicks.

“There’s a fellowship, certainly, that’s based on Jesus Christ,” Mannon said. “And I think as we talk about that - about this whole issue of instrumental music - I think that that’s a fundamental thing to emphasize because it becomes easy to get sidetracked and to place more emphasis on this matter of instruments or non-instruments. All of a sudden, then, Christ is secondary, and I want to make sure that’s never the case.

Monterey Ex Church of Christ Elders turned Wolves.
“Churches of Christ are autonomous,
        and so I’m presuming that when churches make a decision to incorporate instruments in some way at some point,
        they’re doing so very thoughtfully. No
        and prayerfully
        and with a Godly intention.”

That means that they think that they are INDEPENDENT of the WORD of God.  That is defined in Scripture and any "musical" content in the modern sense is left by God to MARK for AVOIDANCE.

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

Ana logistikos judging by analogy, grammatikos, haireses,

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

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

A. freedom to use its own laws, independence,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Prophets. by the Spirit defines the Assembly of Christ both inclusively and exclusively.
Jesus defined "Holy Scripture" as the Prophets and other prophecies concerning me.
Peter and others left US a memory of their Eye-- and Ear--Witness.
Anyone who Private Interprets or Further Expounds repudiates God's Spirit who WHICH means that God put His WORDS into the MOUTH of Jesus.

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

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

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

-[941a] Athenian 12.

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

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

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

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

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