Werntz Baptists Theology at Abilene Christian
We don't know which of the 200 Baptists SECTS ACU is
supporting but our First Look salvation by faith AND God
gives the FAITH proves that they believe that they are
predestined or the ELECT. We will prove that:
The ELECT are the Tiny Remnant of Jews
who have not bowed to BAAL.
In addition the Assembly (school) of Christ was/is open to
GENTILES whom God will invite. The Synagogue existed
as long as God has had people to INSTRUCT ONLY and Isaiah
49 forbids the SHILOH or REST people from attending the
synagogue of Levi IN A CHURCH NEAR YOU. You are not a true
ISRAELITE whom GOD KNEW BEFORE. If you are not a
VERY OLD JEW who lived under the LAW there is no way that
you can be the ELECT or PRESERVED REMNANT.
Notice the two GROUPS
which is always the meaning of PREDESTINATED purpose.
And he said, It is a light thing that thou shouldest be
my servant to raise up the tribes of Jacob,
........ and to restore the PRESERVED of Israel:
........ I will ALSO give thee for a light to the Gentiles,
........THAT thou mayest be my salvation unto the end of the earth. Isa 49:6
Salvation is Yeshuwah!
God chooses those who DO NOT repudiate Him by THEIR OWN
Thus saith the Lord, In an acceptable time have
I heard thee, and in a day of salvation have I helped
........ . and I will PRESERVE thee,
........ . AND give thee for a COVENANT of the people,
........ . to establish the earth, to
................inherit the desolate
11:4 But what saith the answer of God unto him?
I have reserved
to myself seven thousand men,
who have not bowed
the knee to the image of Baal.
Gal. 3:11 But
that no man is justified by THE LAW in the sight
it is evident:
shall live by faith.
Gal. 3:12 And the law is not of faith:
but, The man
that DOETH them
shall live in them.
But if ye have respect to persons, ye commit
sin, and are convinced of the law as transgressors.
James 2:10 For whosoever shall keep the whole law, and
yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all.
James 2:11 For he that said, Do not commit adultery,
said also, Do not kill. Now if thou commit no adultery,
yet if thou kill, thou art become a transgressor of the
James 2:12 So SPEAK ye, and so DO, as they that
shall be judged by THE LAW OF
But be ye doers of the WORD,
and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves.
CLICK FOR LOGOSBELOW:
the Word or Logos is the ACU-cursed Regulative
Principle. It outlaws every such as Sorcery or
Witchcraft POWERED by any kind of music which Takes
James 1:25 But whoso looketh into THE LAW OF
continueth therein, he being not a forgetful hearer,
but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in
THAT WHICH IS PERFECT BEGAN WHEN
EACH INSPIRED WRITER FINISHED THEIR PART.
Christ hath redeemed us from the CURSE of the
being made a curse
for us: for it is written,
Cursed is every
one that hangeth on a tree:
Gal. 3:14 THAT the blessing of ABRAHAM
might come on the
GENTILES through Jesus Christ;
that we might
of the Spirit through FAITH.
YOU CANNOT BE PREDESTINED UNLESS IT IS TO BURN AND AS A
GENTILE YOU HAVE NOT BEEN CALLED OR INVITED
Gal. 3:26 For
ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus. Gal. 3:27
FOR (enim "what is mean is
that") as many of you
as have been BAPTIZED
into Christ have put on Christ.
g1746. enduo, en-doo΄-o; from 1722 and 1416 (in
the sense of sinking into a garment); to invest with
clothing (literally or figuratively): array, clothe
(with), endue, have (put) on.
false teachers are NAKED without a wedding
garment because, in the words of Jesus they are OF
the World and He doesn't even PRAY for them .
According to American Baptist
Churches USA, by 1790 there were 35 Baptist
associations in America and some 560
"After the First Great American
Awakening 321 separate SECTS developed mostly
to all of the lies about "sectarianism" there is not ONE
Church of Christ DENOMINATION meaning with a
governing organization. However, places like ACU
work really hard to INSTITUTIONALIZE and therefore no
Baptists have SECTED OUT and have found the
Once-Christian University as the place to fill their
coffers. The NACC or Christian Churches have also
REpurposed several to take the mark: The BEAST
is Apollyon with the number 666 and he is the LEADER of
his musical worship teams. BEAST is also defined as A
new style of music and Satyric (perverted) Drama
"About 30 percent of
Southern Baptist pastors consider their churches
Calvinist, according to a poll last year by
SBC-affiliated LifeWay Research, but a much larger number
60 percent are concerned about the impact of
Calvinism in our convention.
Calvinism is already
shaping the next generation
[NEXGEN at ACU-Pepp;erdine] of Southern
Baptist pastors through the influence of R. Albert Mohler
Jr., president of the SBCs flagship seminary in
Louisville, Ky., and popular charismatic speakers like
Minneapolis author John Piper and Seattles Mark
This paper looks at the LIFTED two verses to
make Paul and Jesus in His STATE as Holy Spirit liars.
Faith ALONE is the saving and
efficacious use of the Word of God, according to Rom. 10
[:91: "If you confess with your lips that Jesus is Lord
and believe in your heart that God raised him from the
dead, you will be saved." Furthermore, "Christ is the end
of the law that everyone who has faith may be justified"
[Rom. 10: 41. Again, in Rom. l [:17], "He through faith is
righteous shall live."(4)
Baptism shall be
given to all [only] those who have learned
repentance and amendment of life, and who believe
truly that their sins are taken away by Christ, and to all
who walk in the resurrection of Jesus Christ, and wish
to be buried with Him in death, so that they may be
resurrected with Him, and to all those who with this
significance request it [baptism] of us and demand
it for themselves.(22) The only condition for being baptized is:
Do you believe that Jesus is the CHRIST the Son of the
Those who believe that Jesus WAS
GOD IN THE FLESH cannot be baptized and desperately
seek what they cannot have.
These pseudo scholars are not allowed to know.
SPIRIT is figurative or a PARABLE to hide from those who
make merchandise of Christ. Spirit always means that God
puts His WORDS into the MOUTH of A Moses, the Prophets and
Lastly the MAN Jesus of Nazareth
If you don't quote ALL of Romans 10 you make
Paul and ALL Holy Scripture a lie. Romans 10 Cycles all of
the STEPS which must rational occur before one ACCEPTED as a
Disciple or STUDENT of Christ-all. ALLEN STANGLIN
MOCKS THE "STEPS"
We believe that salvation
is a gift of Gods grace through
faith in the finished work of Jesus Christ on the
cross (Ephesians 2:8-9). Christs
death fully accomplished justification through faith and
redemption from sin. Christ died in our place (Romans 5:8-9) and bore our sins
in His own body (1 Peter 2:24).
And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and
preach the gospel to every creature.
Mark 16:16 He that believeth [complies] and is
baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth NOT shall be damned.
Believeth not or Apistos defines a
TRAITOR or enemy of Christ. This is one OF the
World, Kosmos, Ecumenical or the Kingdom of Satan
attacking the Kingdom of Christ. Ecumenical marked a
Race of Vipers who would be baptized with WIND and
FIRE. These are Aborigines among which are
Lost Spirits God sent Jesus to RESCUE.
The Pharises made long PRAYERS (Hymns in the Greek)
in order to STEAL the living of Widows.
Pharisees are Hypocrite meaning rhetoricians,
singers or instrument players.
Even more TERMINALLY EVIL is a band of people who
boast about INFILTRATING AND DIVERTING the schools
paid for by Widows and honest WORKING people.
Jesus would say that they CANNOT be baptized because
they do not GLADLY receive the WORD and are SEALED
by baptism. The Word or Logos is God's
REGULATIVE PRINCIPLE outlawing anything beyond
READING or SPEAKING that which is WRITTEN FOR OUR
Theology, by definition, repudiate THE FAITH once
delivered to the Saints. Myles Werntz leading
ACU's BAPTIST THEOLOGY quotes
Eph. 2:8 For BY grace are ye saved THROUGH faith; and
that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:
Eph. 2:9 Not of works, lest any man should boast.
For Christians who are Disciples
or STUDENTS only, Ephesians 1 proves that Paul is
writing to those ALREADY SAVED.
Second, no "scholar" is allowed to ask: SAVED FROM
The first verses of Ephesians 2 shows that we are
Saved From the Corruption of NOT-Christian
ACU's Baptist Theology gives itself to
Co-inspiri. Therefore, as a terminal Sin they
ADD to Holy Scripture.
We believe salvation is received by grace ALONE,
through faith ALONE,
in Christ alone.
Good works and OBEDIENCE
are results of salvation, not requirements for
Jesus in the STATE of Holy Spirit
guided Paul to say:
Rom. 6:3 Know ye not, that so
many of us as were baptized into Jesus
into his death?
Rom. 6:4 Therefore we are buried with him by baptism
as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of
the Father, even so we
also should walk in newness of life.
Rom. 6:5 For if we have been planted together in the
likeness of his death,
we shall be also
in the likeness of his resurrection:
Rom. 6:6 Knowing this, that our old man is crucified
body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we
should not serve sin.
Rom. 6:15 What then? shall we sin,
because we are
not under the LAW,
BUT under GRACE? God forbid.
cannot miss the fact that Faith, Grace etc speak of
the NEW COVENANT where BAPTISM SAVES
Rom. 6:16 Know ye not, that to whom ye YIELD
yourselves servants to OBEY,
his servants ye
are to whom ye OBEY;
whether of sin unto death, or of OBEDIENCE
Rom. 6:17 But God be thanked, that ye WERE the
servants of sin,
but ye have OBEYED
from the heart that form of doctrine which was
Rom. 6:18 BEING THEN made free from sin, ye became
the servants of righteousness.
Due to the greatness, sufficiency, and perfection of
Christs sacrifice, all those who have truly received
Christ as Savior are eternally secure in salvation,
Jesus was sent to seek and
translate spirits of LOST SPIRITS who are iN the world
but not OF the world as Jesus was not OF this world.
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.
The MAN Jesus of
Nazareth made the WORD as God communicates
both visible and audible. The INFILTRATED
people of ACU deny the WORD or Logos as God's
Regulative Principle which marks human theology as
Acts 2:41 Then they that
gladly received his word were baptized:
and the same
day there were added unto them about three
God is WORD in the same sense that He is SPIRIT
or LIFE or LIGHT.
2.statement of a theory, argument,
in Heraclit.50; logonēdenoēmaamphisalētheiēsdiscourse
and reflection on reality, IV. inward
debateof 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 wonder, 3.
view as spectators Opposite PathosA.
that which happens to a person or thing,
incident, accident, Moralizing Rhetoric Opposite
Poiein to excite
V. Rhet., emotionalstyle
or treatment, Opposite Enthousi-astikos
, ē, on, A. inspired,
esp. by music, Prose, OPPOSITE-poiκsis, Id.R.390a;
D.H.Comp.6; OPPOSITEpoiκmata, onomatopoeic
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
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. mousikoskaimelōnpoētēs 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 http://www.piney.com/DocHesTheog.html  the
Muses of Olympus,
daughters of Zeus who holds the aegis: Shepherds
of the wilderness,
things of shame, mere bellies,
we know how to
speak many falsethings 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^kon3.enchanted potion, philtre: hence, charm,
[Circe, Church, Corinth mother of harlots] Theoc.2.15 The singers
[Muses], instrument players and craftsmen as
sorcerers in Revelation 18.
Salvation, Love and Faith
is produced by the Grace WHO has appeared to teach us.
Paul excludes any of our "works" which are specificially
defined as religious ceremonies where the Word of Faith
is replaced by songs and sermons composed by humans
believing that what they have to say or act out is more
important than the Words of Christ in the apostles and
prophets. Both Jews and Gentiles were dead in their sins
specificially because their worship was the worship of
the Prince of the Power of the Air: the Jews had been
abandoned to worhship the Starry host.
T - Total Depravity
That means simply MAN is DEAD.
The Bible says that you and I are dead in trespasses and sins
2:1-6) unless we are born again. DEAD!!! More
than that, the man or woman who is dead in sin hates God, and
his "carnal mind" is "enmity against God" (Rom.
8:7). His will is stubbornly steeled against God. This
Biblical idea changes a lot of modern talk about salvation.
Ephesians 2:1 And you hath he quickened, who were
dead in trespasses and sins;
Because of Musical Idolatry God turned
the Israelites over to worship the starry host (Acts 7 etc).
The "play" they engaged in was the musical idolatry of the
Egyptian triad imaged by Apis the golden calf.
The starry host was "Sabazianism" and being a goyim or
national religion was called "demonism" by Paul speaking of
RELIGIONISTS OUTSIDE OF GOD'S GRACE
Ephesians 2:2 Wherein in time
past YOU walked according to the course of
according to the prince
of the power of the air, the spirit
that now worketh in the children of disobedience:
gloce-sok'-om-on; from 1100 (speaking in
tongues) and the base of 2889; prop. a case to
keep mouthpieces of wind-instruments in, i.e.
(by extens.) a casket or (spec.)
purse: - bag.
It is made
up of two words:
1. Glossa (from Strong's
g1100) means "speaking in tongues"
especially an unacquired one.
2. Kosmos (g2889) means
the "orderly arrangement" or the "adorning"
world. this is derived from (g2864 or Komizo
which means "to carry off."
kos'-mos; prob. from the base of 2865; orderly
arrangement, i.e. decoration; by impl. the
world (in a wide or narrow sense, includ.
its inhab., lit. or fig. [mor.]): -
through all there was an overarching
harmony. The Greek word cosmos which we
translate by universe originally meant beauty
The Pythagoreans discovered
mathematical formulae for the musical
harmonies. They believed in the harmony of the sounds
produced by the movement of the stars.
they spoke of cosmic harmony of the
spheres, each of which has a
different sound, but all together creating a
harmonious sound. If you delete the
half-poetic, mythological elements from such
ideas, then you can say that they had a
universal, ecstatic interpretation
of reality." (Tillich, Paul, A History of
Christian Thought, Touchstone, p. 333).
kos-mok-rat'-ore; from 2889 and 2902; a
world-ruler, an epithet of Satan: - ruler.
krat-eh'-o; from 2904; to use strength, i.e. seize or retain (lit. or fig.):
- hold (by, fast), keep, lay hand (hold)
on, obtain, retain, take (by).
Rulers of the darkness
of this world (Gk: Kosmokrator 2888) meaning
"holders of this world, or Lord of the world.
This is used of Satan and his angels (John 12:31; 2
O. 11 There is a time when men's need for
winds is the greatest, and a time for waters from the
sky, the rainy offspring of clouds. But when anyone is
victorious through his toil, then honey-voiced
odes  become the foundation for future fame, and a
faithful pledge for great deeds of excellence. This
praise is dedicated to Olympian victors,
without stint. My tongue wants to foster such themes;
 but it is by the gift of a god that a man flourishes
with a skillful mind, as with anything else.
For the present rest assured, Hagesidamus son of
Archestratus: for the sake of your boxing victory, I shall
loudly sing a sweet song, an adornment for your
garland of golden olive,  while I honor the
race of the Western Locrians. There, Muses,
join in the victory-song; I shall pledge my word to
you that we will find there a race that does not
repel the stranger, or is inexperienced in fine
deeds, but one that is wise and warlike too. For 
neither the fiery fox nor loud-roaring lions change
Luke 4:4 And Jesus answered him, saying, It is written,
That man shall not live
by bread alone, but by every word of God.
Luke 4:5 And the devil, taking him up into an high mountain,
shewed unto him all
the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time.
Luke 4:6 And the devil said unto him, All this power will I
give thee, and the glory of them: for that is
delivered unto me; and to whomsoever I will I give it.
Luke 4:7 If thou therefore wilt worship me, all shall
Luke 4:8 And Jesus answered and said unto him,
Get thee behind me,
Satan: for it is written,
Thou shalt worship the
Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve.
Ephesians 5:1 Be ye therefore followers of God, as
Ephesians 5:2 And walk in love, as Christ also hath loved
us, and hath given himself for us an offering and a
sacrifice to God for a sweetsmelling
Ephesians 5:3 But fornication, and all uncleanness, or
covetousness, let it not be once named among you, as
Ephesians 5:4 Neither filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor
jesting, which are not convenient: but rather giving of
Ephesians 5:5 For this ye know, that no whoremonger, nor
unclean person, nor covetous man, who is an idolater, hath
any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God.
Ephesians 5:6 Let no man deceive you with vain
for because of these
things cometh the wrath
of God upon the
children of disobedience.
Ephesians 5:7 Be not ye therefore partakers with them.
Ephesians 5:8 For ye were sometimes darkness,
but now are ye light
in the Lord: walk as children of light:
Ephesians 5:9 (For the fruit of the Spirit is in all
goodness and righteousness and truth;)
Ephesians 5:10 Proving what is acceptable unto the Lord.
Ephesians 5:11 And have no fellowship with the unfruitful
works of darkness,
but rather reprove
Mark 16:15 And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world,
and preach the gospel to
Mark 16:16 He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved;
but he that believethnot shall be damned.
Only those who have accepted Grace and been baptized can
be called brothers.
1 Corinthians  But brother goes to law with brother,
and that before unbelievers!
If "a" spirit
tells you to use the Levites as the pattern for performing
religious OBSERVATIONS because that is the way to make the
kingdom of God come in his church you can understand that
it is a spirit of disobedience.
6:11 Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may
be able to stand against the wiles of the
we henceforth be no more children, tossed to
and fro, and carried about with every wind
of doctrine, by the sleight of men,
and cunningcraftiness whereby
they lie in wait to deceive;
Eph 6: 12 "For our struggle is
not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers,
against the authorities, against the powers
of this dark world and against the spiritual
forces of evil in the heavenly realms.
6:12 For we wrestle not against flesh and
blood, but against principalities, against
powers, against the rulers of the
darkness of this world, against spiritual
wickedness in highplaces.
pal'-ay; from pallo, (to vibrate;
another form for 906); wrestling:
- / wrestle
ballō bal'-lo A primary verb; to throw
(in various applications, more or less violent
or intense):arise, cast (out), X dung, lay, lie,
pour, put (up), send, strike, throw (down),
thrust. Compare G4496 .
sway a missile before it is thrown,
sway, brandish, she drove it furiously, tripped
on the shield-rim, quiver, leap, esp. in fear,
Pass., swing, dashoneself,Pi.N.5.21; vibrate,
of strings, Pl.Phd.94c (psalloito ap.
Stob.); skirtκtikon kai pallomenon to neon (etym. of
Pallas) Corn.ND20, cf. Pl.Cra. 407a. III. intr., leap,
bound, E.El.435, Ar.Lys.1304 (lyr.); [p.
1294] quiver, quake, phrena deimati pallτn
S.OT153 (lyr.); dash along, of horses, E.El.477
2 Chronicles 29
speaks of Hezekiah's plague stopping animal slaughter in
Jerusalem. This was a political move because Hezekiah was
king and the Levites were under the King and commanders of
accompanied with the musicalinstrumentsordained by David for makingwar.
In Revelation 18 they performed "Sorcery" accompanied
with musical instruments. God knew that they offered
the sacrifices to Him but THEY ate the meat: all
sacrificial systems were prompted by evil men
under a spirit of flesh and blood lust.
Ephesians 2:3 Among whom also we all
had our conversation in times past in the lusts
of our flesh,
fulfilling the desires
of the flesh and of the mind;
and were by nature
the children of wrath, even as others.
The Jews burned infants
just before Hezekiah and Just after Him: and yet
all modern musical idolatry uses this event as their
pattern. Christ in the prophets calls them liars
and blasphemers because He said that God did not
command sacrices or burnt offering. To think so proves
that people have never read the Old Testament.
Gregory--like all readers of the Old Testament--understood
that God turned the Israelites over to worship the starry
host and the rituals, like those of Greece etal., were absurd.
No true Christian would tell you that God commanded you to imitatemusicalinstruments of the Levites who were the
chief guards and executioners of anyone who came close
to the God-Quarantined sacrificial system.
As it was at Mount Sinai, so it is in the masses of pseudo
worship which is a modern system of feudalism.
Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,
Sophis-tκs , ou, ho, master of one's
craft, adept, expert, of diviners, Hdt.2.49; of poets, meletan sophistais
cf. Cratin.2; of musicians, sophistκs . . parapaiτnchelun A.Fr.314 , cf. Eup.447, Pl.Com. 140;
sophistκi Thrκiki (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.
hois. tōnhierōnmelōn A sophist,
serpent, makes MUSICALMELODY with a congregation
AS a harp and cannot grasp that IN THE HEART is a place.
Nazianzen Oration XXXIX speaks of the
slaughter of innocent animals "made dumb before the
slaughter" which is THE meaning of music derivedfrom
Therefore listen to the Voice of God, which sounds
so exceeding clearly to me, who am both disciple
and master of these mysteries, as would to God it
may sound to you;
I Am The
Light Of The World. Therefore approach ye to Him
and be enlightened, and let not your faces be
ashamed, being signed with the trueLight.
It is a season of newbirth, let us be born
again. It is a time of reformation, let us receive
again the first Adam. Let us not remain what we are, but
let us become what we once were. The Light Shineth
In Darkness, in this life and in the flesh, and is
chased by the darkness, but is not overtaken by it:-I mean
the adverse power leaping up in its shamelessness against
the visible Adam, but encountering God and being
defeated;-in order that we, putting away the darkness, may
draw near to the Light, and may then become perfect Light,
the children of perfect Light. See the grace of this Day;
see the power of this mystery. Are you not lifted up from
the earth? Are you not clearly placed on high, being
exalted by our voice and meditation? and you will be
placed much higher when the Word shall have prospered the
course of my words.
there any such among the shadowypurifications
of the Law, aiding as it did with temporary
sprinklings, and the ashes of an heifer sprinkling
do the gentiles celebrate any such thing in their
mysteries, every ceremony and mystery of which to me is nonsense,
and a dark invention of demons, and a figment
of an unhappymind, aided by time, and hidden
what they worship as true, they veil as mythical.
But if these things are true, they ought not to be called myths,
but to be proved not to be shameful; and if they are
false, they ought not to be objects of wonder;
nor ought people so inconsiderately to hold the most contrary
opinions about the same thing, as if they
were playing in the market-place with boys or really
not engaged in
discussion with men of sense,
and worshippers of the
Word, though despisers of this artificialplausibility.
the meaning of their persecution of the creature.
For this God's Image was outraged; and as we did not like
to keep the Commandments, we were given over to the
independence of our error. And as we erred we were disgraced
by the objects of our worship. For there
was not only this calamity, that we who were made for good
worksto the glory and praise of our Maker, and to imitate
God as far as might be,
were turned into a den
of all sorts of passions,
which cruelly devour
and consume the inner man;
was this furtherevil, that man actually
made gods the advocates of his passions,
so that sin might be reckoned not only irresponsible, but
taking refuge in the
objects of his worship as his apology.
Well, let these things be the amusement of the
children of the Greeks and of the demons
to whom their folly is due, who turn aside the honour
of God to themselves,
Blasphemy is defined in Jeremiah
23 by Christ as "saying that God commanded
something when God did not command it.
26 Ibid. i. 28.
And even as they did not like to retain God in their
God gave them over to
a reprobatemind, to do those things which
are not convenient;
Christ warned that these horrors were intended to keep the
people's minds off the Word of God.
Jeremiah 23:27 Which
think to cause my people to forget my name
by their dreams which they tell every man to his neighbour,
as their fathers have forgotten my name for Baal.
Baptism is a
work of Christ performed on those who believe and wish to
be enrolled as a Disciple of Christ: like cleansing the
vessels in the temple, God must cleanse your spirit so
that He will dwell in it by faith when we let Jesus
be the only Teacher.
Those who were
baptized into Christ were "washed with water INTO the
Word" or into the school of Jesus Christ. For those who
have been added to His earthly kingdom by Jesus Christ
have put on Christ and are therefore immune to the WORLD.
Ephesians 2:4 But God, who is rich
in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us,
Ephesians 2:5 Even when we were dead
us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;)
Ephesians 2:6 And hath raised
us up together,
and made us sit together in heavenly places inChrist Jesus:
Only those who became disciples of Christ by baptism and
ongoing teaching are called Christians. A Christian is a
disciple of Christ. Jesus Christ is still in Holy Spirit form
and continues to speak directly to us when we read and teach
what He commanded to be taught.
Our task is to acquire Spiritual Knowledge:
anything which substitutes for PREACHING the Word by READING
the word and discussing it is of the Devi whom, says Jesus,
speaks on his own when Christ in Isaiah 58 outlawed seeking
pleasure and speaking your own words.
Colossians 1:9 For this cause we also, since the day we heard
it, do not cease to pray for you,
and to desire that ye
might be filled with the knowledge of his will
in all wisdom and
Colossians 1:10 That ye might walk worthy of the Lord unto
being fruitful in every
good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God;
Colossians 1:11 Strengthened with all might, according to his
unto all patience and
longsuffering with joyfulness;
Colossians 1:12 Giving thanks unto the Father,
which hath made us meet
to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints
Colossians 1:13 Who hath delivered us from the power of
darkness, and hath translated
us into the kingdom of his dear Son:
Colossians 1:14 In whom we have redemption through his blood,
even the forgiveness
Baptism and the
Lord's Supper is Christ's way to show how we are saved by
grace through faith.
Ephesians 2:7 That in the ages
to come he might shew the exceeding
riches of his grace in his kindness toward us through
Eph. ii. 10; Phil. i. 11.
This passages is most often used to
reject the direct command to be baptized as a way to be
saved FROM that Crooked Race. It is then used to
prove that disciples can do anything they wish and the
wish is to conduct ceremonial legalism as a way to
make people forget God. However, the WORKS
of ceremonialism which usually causes people to boast
include anything beyond PREACHING the Word by READING and
discussing the Word: we have no theatrical works to bring
Ephesians 2:8 For by
grace are ye saved through faith;
and that not of
yourselves: it is the gift of God:
Titus 2:11 For the  grace of God
that bringeth salvation hath
appeared to all men,
John 1:14 And the Word was
made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his
glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,)
full of grace and truth.
Titus 2:12  Teaching us
Acts 2:14 But Peter, standing up with
the eleven, lifted up his voice, and said unto
them, Ye men of Judaea, and all ye that dwell at
Jerusalem, be this known unto you, and hearken to my
ungodliness and worldly lusts,
Acts 2:36 Therefore let all the house
of Israel know assuredly, that God hath made that same
Jesus, whom ye have crucified, both Lord and
should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this
Acts 2:37 Now when they heard this,
they were pricked in their heart, and said unto Peter
and to the rest of the apostles, Men and brethren, what
shall we do?
Titus 2:14  Who gave
himself for us,
Acts 2:38 Then Peter said unto
he might redeem us from
all iniquity, [Lawlesness]
Lutron redeem, Luo lavo , cleanse or
lave. louτ, purify,tina ek tτn hamartiτn
Col. 1:14 In whom we have
redemption through his blood,
and be baptized
every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins,
Redemption or Remission happens
ONLY after BAPTISM
even the forgiveness
 and purify
unto himself a peculiar people,
zealous of good works.
and ye shall receive the gift of A
THOSE WHO FIGHT BAPTISM REJECT GRACE:
Ephesians 2:9 Not of works,
lest any man should boast.
Ephesians 5:26 That he might sanctify and cleanse
with the washing of
water by [into] the word,
[In Verbo, En, Eis, into a school] the word,
Titus 3:5 Not by works of righteousness
which we have
done, [fulfil the Law]
but according to his mercy
he saved us, by the washing
of regeneration, andrenewing
of the Holy Spirit; [our spirit needs renewing]
When the Jews were turned over to worship the starry host
God gave them The Book of The Law which they had to
perform. They performed rituals BELIEVING that they made
them righteous. The use of the warrior Levites was so appealing
that preachers claim that "a" spirit said that God COMMANDED
instrumental praise in his church. All of the rituals
under the Monarchy were identical to the practices of the Egyptians,
Canaanites and Babylonians of their time and
Baptism and being a Disciple of Christ is not WORKS of
righteousness because it confesses that we know nothing of
spiritual value unless God reveals it to us. Excluding
rhetoric, singing, playing instruments, dancing and drama PROVES
that people think they have something of value to God: He owns
all of the cattle on a thousand hills: why would one think they
could gain God's good will by burning up one of His creatures?
DO denies grace because it trusts that that their
imagination is necessary because our culture has changed from
the time of Jesus Christ: postmodernism denies that the message
of Christ in the prophets and apostles have any authority for
their superior time and place. Baptism is the form or anti-tupos
of the death, burial and resurrecting of Jesus. Tupos is
"a pattern capable of being imitated." Anti means instead of:
Grace lets us be baptized into Christ to put on Christ instead
of dying on the cross for our own sins.
Preaching the Word by reading and discussing "that which is
written for our learning" is the MARK to guard us against people
who MAKE UP their own songs and sermons.
Poieō , A. make,
produce, first of something material, as
manufactures, works of art, in Hom. freq. of building,
the horns of which are made into the sides of the
DOING on your own is pure legalism. Like the Monarchy after
which it is patterned, it has absolutely no effect on the human
spirit. That is because you cannot have the kingdom or Jesus
Christ in your presence if you perform religious ceremonies
thinking that you can manifest the kingdom.
We are saved by faith and NOT religious observances
or ACTS of religious rituals.
The only way to grow in faith is through the Word which
Grace-personified teaches us.
Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the Word
of God. The only role of the Qahal,
synagogue or Church of Christ in the
wilderness was to Rest, Read and Rehearse or discuss
the Word of God. That definition never changed, was endorsed
by Jesus and commanded in what Paul calls a synagogue
"of that which is written for our learning." The Campbells
called Church "A School of Christ" and worship as
"reading and musing the Word of God."
Irenaeus Apostolic Preaching: 3.
Now, that we may not suffer ought of this kind, we must
needs hold the rule of the faith without
deviation, and do the commandments of God, believing in
God and fearing Him as Lord and loving Him as Father. Now
this doing is produced |72
by faith: for Isaiah says: If ye believe not, neither
shall ye understand. [10. Isa.
vii. 9 ]
And faith is
produced by the truth; for faith rests on things that
For in things that are, as they are, we believe;
and believing in things that are, as they ever are, we
keep firm our confidence in them.
Since then faith is the perpetuation
of our salvation, we must needs bestow much pains
on the maintenance thereof, in order that we may
have a true comprehension of the things that are.
Now faith occasions this for us; even as the Elders, the
disciples of the Apostles, have handed down to us.
First of all it bids us bear in mind
that we have received baptismfor the remission
of sins, in the name of God the Father, and in the name of
Jesus Christ, the Son of God, who was incarnate and died
and rose again, and in the Holy Spirit of God. And that
this baptism is the seal of eternal life,
and is the newbirth and is over all
things that are made, and all things are put under Him |73 and all the
things that are put under Him are made His own; for God is
not ruler and Lord over the things of another, but over
His own;and all things are God's; and
therefore God is Almighty, and all things are of God. unto
God, that we should no longer be the sons of mortal men,
but of the eternal and perpetual God; and that what is
everlasting and continuing is made God;
Acts 15:21 For
Moses of oldtime
hath in every city
them that preach
being read in
the synagogues every sabbath day.
If people spend as much time looking up
the word "read" as they do the word "sing"
they would understand why God outlawed "seeking your own
pleasure" or even "speaking your own words."
The ONLY command throughout the
Bible is to READ and discuss the Word:
We are saved BY FAITH and God in Christ directly commanded
the ONLY "act" which adds faith which saves
However, there may not be a single
religiousinstitution which adds salvation
or "good mental or spiritual health" by following the directcommand, approvedexamples and necessaryinference if you understand that a Disciple goes to
the School of Jesus Christ: specificially
the prophets and apostles you will understand that:
Ephesians 2:9 Not of works, lest
any man should boast.
There is nothing you can do in the Church
or Ekklesia or School of Christ except Teach and Learn
"that which is written for our learning." ANYTHING
you do to expend ENERGY thinking you can AID Christ in the
Prophets or Apostles is defined as WORKS.
Because you DO pretending that is helps you are BOASTING
that your songs and sermos can replace those God in Christ
The WORKS words define ANY of those things you think can
AID the assembly especially if you also get paid for
replacing the Word.
Rhetoricians who pontificate and speak in loud assertive
language is a man doing WORKS in a boasting or theatrical
way. Jesus called him a hypocrite by pointing to
Ezekiel 33 which names people of NO EFFECT as
rhetoricians, singers and instrument players.
"The Kingdom of God does no come with religious
observances: Salvation cannot be aided by
the WORKS of human hands: raising, waving,
picking or clapping. What DOES NOT
We can't say that these uses are all that Paul had in mind, but
if YOU have in mind any works of human hands they this is
Ergon , First, doing work is coming near any kind
of religious sacrifices. That included the following TASKS
by which people attempt to please the gods:
Il. 6.466. go over or ply one's
task, with labour, 490] Nay, go thou to the house and busy thyself with
thine own tasks, the loom and the distaff, and bid
thy handmaids ply their work: but war shall be for men, for
all, but most of all for me
Od. 17.336 Then Odysseus of many wiles
answered him, and said, King Zeus, grant, I pray thee, that
Telemachus may be blest among men,  and may
have all that his heart desires. He spoke, and took the mess
in both his hands and set it down there before his feet on
Then he ate so long as
the minstrelsang in the halls.
But when he had dined
and the divine minstrel was ceasing to sing,
 the wooers
broke into uproar throughout the halls;
but Athena drew close to the side of Odysseus, son
of Laertes, and roused him to go among the wooers and gather
bits of bread, and learn which of them were righteous
and which lawless
Od. 1.325 Then wise Telemachus answered her: My
mother, why dost thou begrudge the good minstrel to
give pleasure in whatever way his heart is moved? It
is not minstrels that are to blame, but Zeus, I
ween, is to blame, who gives to men that live by toil,
to each one as he will.  With this man no one can be wroth
if he sings of the evil doom of the Danaans; for men praise
that song the most which comes the newest to
their ears. For thyself, let thy heart and soul endure to
listen; for not Odysseus alone lost  in Troy
the day of his return, but many others likewise perished.
Nay, go to thy
chamber, and busy thyself with thine own tasks, the
loom and the distaff,
and bid thy handmaids
ply their tasks; but speech shall be for men,
for all, but most of
all for me; since mine is the authority in the
Crat. 425d Socrates
It will, I imagine, seem ridiculous that things are made
manifest through imitation in letters and syllables;
nevertheless it cannot be otherwise. For there is no better
theory upon which we can base the truth of the earliest
names, unless you think we had better follow the example of
the tragicpoets, who, when they are in a dilemma,
have recourse to the introduction of gods on machines.
So we may get out of trouble by saying that the gods gave
the earliest names, and therefore they are right.
Ergon. he. poieisthaiti to make
a matterone's business, attend
to it, Od.14.65,
cf. 15.372. ergō, opp.logōs Works are Opposite
to Logos or the Word: Logos is the opposite of poetry
A WORK is anything you do based on
your own ability or presumed ability.
Poieō , A. make,
produce, first of something material, as
manufactures, works of art, in Hom. freq. of building,
the horns of which are made into the sides of
3. mouthpiece of theaulos, [Carried in
Judas' bag attached to a flute case]
B. ania_tos2. of persons, incurable, incorrigible,Pl.R.410a,
II. Act., a. metanoiaunavailingrepentance, Antipho 2.4.12.
Only very simple music is allowed in these texts. Musicians
are advised to engage in gymnatics.
WORKS: leaves us out of the picture except to be
Disciples of Christ teaching what He commanded to be Taught. No,
He doesn't need to tell disciples not to bring their
rhetorician, singers, instrument players or actors to BIBLE
CLASS: He even supplies the texbook to MARK those who are not
All preaching of self-composed sermons, singing, clapping,
playing instruments or performing drama ARE
Paul teaches the same things to all of the churches and DEMANDS
that the Epistles beREAD. Knowledge does
not come from songs and sermons composed as a WORK
for which people are PAID. That's called "corrupting the
Word" or "selling learning at retail."
Philippians 1:9 And this I pray, that your love
may abound yet more and
more in knowledge and in all judgment;
Paul says nothing about doing ACTS which people believe
will work some magic or make God think that you are WORKING
Philippians 1:10 That ye may approve things that
that ye may be sincere
and without offence till the day of Christ;
Philippians 1:11 Being filled with the fruits of righteousness,
which are by Jesus
Christ, unto the glory and praise of God.
Philippians 1:15 Some indeed preach Christ even of envy and strife;
and some also of good
Philippians 1:16 The one preach Christ of contention,
supposing to add affliction to my bonds
Ephesians 2:20 And are built upon the foundation of the apostles
Jesus Christ himself
being the chiefcornerstone;
Matthew 28:18 And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying,
All power is given
unto me in heaven and in earth.
Matthew 28:19 Go ye therefore, and teach all
them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the
Matthew 28:20 Teaching them to observe all things
whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with
you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.
The Spirit of
Christ ordained the nature of the church, ekklesia or
synagogue first in the wilderness. While the prophets
define the entire monarchy period as evil with no
spiritual redeeming values, in Isaiah Christ defined the
promised rest -- Pauo in Greek -- from the laded burden
and the burden laders.
Ephesians 2:11 Wherefore
remember, that ye being in time past Gentiles in the
flesh, who are called Uncircumcision by that which
is called the Circumcision in the flesh made
excluded the Gentiles and gladly boasted of shedding
their blood rather than being a blessing under the
Abrahamic Covenant of Grace.
Ephesians 2:12 That at that time
ye were without Christ,
being aliens from
the commonwealth of Israel,
and strangers from
the covenants of promise,
having no hope, and
without God in the world:
That was the
view of the Jews: that was not true. The Gentiles were a
law unto themselves and were not subject to the Law of
Moses. However, the Law of Moses was given to
protect the weak from the strong elite of
Civil-Military-Clergy whom Christ in the prophets calls
parasites and robbers.
However, the WALL
was errected by the Jews and the task of Jesus was to put
down the Monarchy which had been abandoned to worship the
starry host. Christ in the prophets says that God did not
comand the sacrifices or anything involved with the kings
whom God "gave in His anger."
Ephesians 2:13 But now in
Christ Jesus ye who sometimes were far off are
made nigh by the blood of Christ.
Ephesians 2:14 For he is our peace,
who hath made both one,
and hath broken down
the middle wall of partition between us;
Ephesians 2:15 Having abolished
in his flesh the enmity,
even the law of
commandmentscontained in ordinances;
for to make in
himself of twain one new man, so making peace;
musical idolatry at Mount Sinai God turned the nation over
to worship the starry host. The Levites volunteered to
execute 3,000 of their brethren for this offense. Because
God had abandoned them in fact, He commanded that the
Levites stand between the people and any holy thing or
place: if you came too close they would execute you. Their
music-led system was a shadow, skia or wholly erroneous
system: Christ calls it their covenant with death.
Ephesians 2:16 And that he might
reconcile both unto God in one body by the cross, having
slain the enmity thereby:
Modern priestcraft uses this system as
their authority and musicians play the role of the
Levites: they in truth intend to keep any of the
"commoners" away from the performance area. There is
enmity even when you hire a person to teach the
congregation when elders are not "apt."
Ephesians 2:17 And came and
preached peace to you which were afar off, and to
them that were nigh.
Ephesians 2:18 For through him we
both have access by one Spirit unto the
Jesus promised "another" or different in some
respects and then said "I" will come to you. In 1 John 2 the
name of that Comforter Spirit:
1John 2:1 My little children, these
things write I unto you, that ye sin not.
And if any man sin, we
have an advocate with the Father,
Jesus Christ the
1John 2:2 And he is the propitiation for our sins:
and not for ours only,
but also for the sins of the whole world.
1John 2:3 And hereby we do know that we know him, if we
keep his commandments.
1John 2:4 He that saith, I know him, and keepeth
not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not
1John 2:5 But whoso keepeth his word,
in him verily is the
love of God perfected:
hereby know we
that we are in him.
1John 2:6 He that saith he abideth in him ought himself also so to walk,
even as he walked.
Jesus of Nazareth in His "changed" post-resurrected state is
Who will have all men to be saved,
and to come
unto the knowledge of the truth.
1Timothy 2:5 For there is oneGod,
mediator between God and men,
the man Christ
1Timothy 2:6 Who gave himself a ransom for all, to be
testified in due time.
Love and Faith is not perfected by
religious observations nor by the works of human hands.
There is nothing in the Chriat-ordained synagogue from
the wilderness onward but to be a disciple of Christ:
they way to know and show that you are a disciple of
Christ is to "speak that which is written for our
Ephesians 2:19 Now therefore ye
are no more strangers and foreigners,
with the saints, and of the household of God;
added to His church those who were being baptized to
receive A holy personal spirit in Acts 2. The house
of God is the Church of Christ: its role is defined solely
as teaching what Christ commanded to be taught through the
Prophets and Apostles. Peter left a written memory
of this apostolic eye and ear-witness and warned that
anyone who "further expounded" it was a false teacher.
were also under bondage to that "crooked
race." When they are saved they are built up,
edified or educated not by the kings and priests
and levites but:
Ephesians 2:20 And are built
upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets,
Jesus Christ himself
being the chief corner stone;
Ephesians 2:21 In whom all the building
fitly framed together growethunto an holy
temple in the Lord:
Ephesians 2:22 In whom ye also
are builded together for an habitation of
God through the Spirit.