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This poster has lost three "investments with the Lord" to instrumentalists claiming "unity" but meaning that You have to become instrumental or affirm our position.

Would YOU lie, cheat, steal the church house of widows and sow discord for this?   Would you follow or allow to teach your youth TO LEAVE OUR MOVEMENT anyone who said that God Commanded an Instrumental Sectarian Institution for the first claim of a spirit's authority in recorded history? 

The Abomination of Desolation: first defined as the instrumental-trinitarian worship at Mount Sinai.

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The Israelites fell into instrumental-trinitarian idolatry at Mount Sinai and God removed The Book of the Covenant of Grace from the Civil-Military-Clergy.  In the Second Law given because of Transgression they were warned that their sin beyond redemption was conditional:

Deut. 18:9 When thou art come into the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee, thou shalt not learn to do after the abominations of those nations.
Deut. 18:10 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,

hărĭŏlus  soothsayer, prophet, prophetess
somnĭo , to dream; to dream of or see in a dream, to dream, i. e. to think idly or vainly, to talk foolishly:
psaltrĭa , ae, f., = psaltria, . a female player on the cithara, a lutist, “ineptias,” Col. 1, 8, 2: “ah stulte! tu de Psaltriā me somnias Agere,” Ter. Ad. 4, 7, 6; Plaut. Pers. 2, 3, 5Absol.: “vigilans somniat
“portenta non disserentium philosophorum sed somniantium,” Cic. N. D. 1, 8, 18.

Deut. 18:11 Or a charmer, or a consulter with familiar spirits, or a wizard, or a necromancer

A Charmer is an Abomination
incantātor
, ōris, m. incanto, I. an enchanter, wizard (post-class.), Tert. Idol. 9; Isid. 8, 9, 15; Mos. et Rom. Leg. Coll. 15, 1, 2.

consŭlo (a). In the lang. of religion, to consult a deity, an oracle, omens, etc.: “Apollinem de re,” Cic. Leg. 2, 16, 40: “deum consuluit auguriis, quae suscipienda essent,” Liv. 1, 20, 7: “deos hominum fibris,” Tac. A. 14, 30 fin.: “Phoebi oracula,” Ov. M. 3, 9; Suet. Vesp. 5: “Tiresiam conjectorem,” Plaut. Am. 5, 1, 76:

Cantus A. Prophetic or oracular song: “veridicos Parcae coeperunt edere cantus,” Cat. 63 cf. Tib.
B. An incantation, charm, magic song, etc.: cantusque artesque magorum.
“cantus e curru Lunam deducere tentat,”
2. With instruments, a playing, music: “in nervorum vocumque cantibus,” Cic. Tusc. 1, 2, 4; id. Rosc. Am. 46, 134: “citharae,” Hor. C. 3, 1, 20: “horribili stridebat tibia cantu,” Cat. 64, 264: “querulae tibiae,”
This was outlawed for the Church of Christ (the Rock) in the wilderness
These ăb-ōmĭnor are always MARKED “semimares,” Liv. 31, 12, 8
  Signs or wonders "  Liv. 31, 12, 8 Along with "plundering" the temples, among the Sabines, a child of uncertain sex was born, while another was found whose sex, at the age of sixteen, could not be determined. All these disgusting and monstrous creatures seemed to be signs that nature was confusing species; but beyond all else the hermaphrodites caused terror,... In addition, they directed that a hymn be sung throughout the city by thrice nine maidens, and that an offering be made to Queen Juno.

Galli A form gallantes, as if from gallare, "to rave like a priest of Cybelι," is cited from Varro (ap. Non. p. 119Non., 5). In their wild, enthusiastic, and boisterous rites the Galli recalled the legends of the Corybantes (q.v.). According to an ancient custom, they were always castrated (spadones, semimares, semiviri, nec viri nec feminae), and it would seem that, impelled by religious enthusiasm, they performed this operation on themselves... Other names, however, are of distinctly Semitic affinities; Rhea perhaps=the Babylonian Ri (Mulita or Mylitta), and Nana more certainly=the Babylonian Nana, modern Syrian Nani.  Nana motherof Attis
Paul hoped that the concision's knife slipped.
Paizo, 4. play on a musical instrument, h.Ap.206: c. acc., “Pan ho kalamophthogga paizōn” Ar.Ra.230; dance and sing, Pi. O.1.16. 5. play amorously, “pros allēlous” X.Smp.9.2
Chrysostom's Commentary on Galatians:

Galatians 5:1.-"With freedom did Christ set us free; stand fast therefore.115 ."

Ver. 12. "I would that they which unsettle you would even cut themselves off." And he says well "that unsettle you."A man that is heretical after the first and second admonition refuse." (Tit. iii: 10) If they will,  let them not only be circumcised, but mutilated. Where then are those who dare to mutilate themselves; seeing that they draw down the Apostolic curse, and accuse the workmanship of God, and take part with the Manichees?


Chrysostom understood that the pagans used vocal or instrumental noise to stir up or create anxiety so that they could steal your food money. Christ outlawed this in Isaiah 55.  Christ outlawed BLASPHEMY in the modern context of saying that God commanded instrumental distractions when  He DID NOT.

But if you will not allow this,  why do you not mutilate the tongue for blasphemy, the hands for rapine, the feet for their evil courses, in short, the whole body?

For the ear enchanted by the sound of a flute hath often enervated the soul;
and the perception of a sweet perfume by the nostrils hath bewitched the mind, and made it frantic for pleasure .

David's PRAISE word threatened the same sexual proof of superiority:
Ululo Ulŭlo  I. Neutr., to howl, yell, shriek, utter a mournful cry. B.Transf., of places, to ring, resound, re-echo with howling: penitusque cavae plangoribus aedes Femineis ululant,Verg. A. 2, 488 : resonae ripae, Sil. 6, 285 : Dindyma sanguineis Gallis, Claud. Rapt. Pros. 2, 269 .--

Neither Christian Church members not Churches of Christ are represented by institutions or wannabe institutions trying to speak where the Bible repudiates. For instance all of my retired life has witnessed the word SECTARIAN as a "IMAGE" to lie, cheat and steal congregations. Godly Bible Disciples could never do that.  Scripture specificially marks those who were OF OLD and predestined to reject the LOGOS or Regulative Principle:

12.03.15 Instrumental and Trinitarian idolatry at Mount Sinai was a sin beyond redemption because the people ascribed to The Book of The Covenant but rose up in PLAY.  Acts 7, Romans 10 and 1 Corinthians 10 is the EXAMPLE or PATTERN against the worship of Demons. Apis the golden calf was the symbol of the Egyptian and other trinities repudiated by all of Scripture

God saw this Musical Worship Team and abandoned them to Babylonianism at the temple God did not command

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Below: God say this just BEFORE and just AFTER Hezekiah's Plague Stopping Exorcism. This is recorded in 2 Chronicles 29: it is the PATTERN a "spirit" commanded Rick Atchley etal to impose "instrumental praise".  Spiritus in Latin defines the personified spirit as that of Apollon or Abbadon. He is the ruler of the locusts to readers is defined as the leader of the Muses or the adulterous musicians. In Revelation 18 they are defined as sorcerers who HAD deceived the whole world.

The practice in the wilderness, tyre and Jerusalem

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Prophesied in Psalm 41

DSS:They have overtaken me in a narrow pass (gap) without escape
        And there is no rest for
me in my trial.
        They
sound my censure upon a harp
        and their
murmuring and storming upon a zither." Ps.41:11

DSS:"The priests shall blow the trumpets of massacre,
        and
the Levites and all the blowers of the ram's horn
        shall sound a
battle alarm, .
        and the foot soldiers shall stretch out their hands against the host...
        and at the sound of the
alarm
        they shall begin to
bring down the slain.
        All the people shall cease their
clamor,
        but the
priests shall continue
        to
blow the trumpets of massacre."  - War Scroll

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Judas  was a thief: his bag or box was
always attached to the spotted flute case.

                 He is defined as the familiar friend of Jesus in Psalm 41. He would try to ALARM or TRIUMPH over Jesus: this is a MARK. It was outlawed in the Church of Christ in the Wilderness as vocal or instrumental rejoicing or any speaking beyond the Word
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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.

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Revelation 18F: they are all called Sorcerers who HAD once deceived the whole world.
They WILL BE CAST ALIVE INTO THE LAKE OF FIRE.

The Bad News for the "Progressive" Inclusives:

2Pet. 2:1 But there were false prophets also among the people,
        even as there shall be false teachers among you,
        who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, 
        even denying the Lord that bought them,
        and bring upon themselves swift destruction.

Paul outlawed self pleasure: Areskos or Placeo including all performing arts Jesus called hypocrites: speakers for hire (hirelings), singers or instrument players. They are the MARK of people who do not intend to speak "that which is written for our learning" and people who do not intend to obey the Word, Logos or Regulative Principle.

WHAT IS A HERETIC OR SECTARIAN? Doctors of the law, says Jesus "take away the key to knowledge" and "music means to make the lambs dumb before the slaughter." It certainly seems to work among the Latest Spawn of Doctors of the Law who lack reading ability and minimal ethics: selling learning at retail is corrupting the Word because God will not let His Word be sold: the same word defines prostitutes and fish mongers.

Who infiltrated and intends to lie, cheat and steal your property and flock? No one can find anything so vile and blasphemous in the historic church commanded not to engage in "vocal or instrumental rejoicing or self-speak" when the church (ekklesia) assembled (synagogued) to Rest (school), read and rehearse the Word of God. That is the ONE PIECE PATTERN because the Lord's Supper is a teaching activity which SHOULD cause men and women to sit down and be silent.

Pareis-agō  lead in by one's side, bring forward, introduce, of persons brought into a public assembly,
2. with a notion of secrecy, p. tous Galatas eis Eruka introduce, admit them into the city, Plb.2.7.8, cf. 1.18.3.
introduce into a poem or narrative, “kindunous” [Catamite] introduce doctrines, customs,
“haireseis” 2 Ep.Pet. 2.1 :—Pass., “mousikēn pareisēkhthai tois anthrōpois

Heresy as Ariskos in Romans 15 means to plot to "Choose other people's property for your own." Doest thous Rob Temples? Go to it: Scripture says that strong delusions or religious performances claimed to be from or for God is the result of STRONG DELUSIONS. The REST Jesus giveth and the progressives Taketh away.

How to MARK the Sectarian who infiltrates and diverts your congregation:

pauō  bring to an end, stop or silence by death, take one's rest, cease, have done, of one singing or speaking. , take one's rest, “eni klisiē” Il.24.17, cf. Hdt.9.52, etc.; cease, have done, Il.8.295, Od.4.103, etc.; of one singing or speaking, 17.359, Hdt.7.8.d

“pausai pharmakopōlōn” [Sorcery Reve 18:23] hinder, keep back, or give one rest, from a thing, p  thamurin [Lying Wonders] aoidēs, tōn epithumiōn” [Lust] rest or cease from a thing klaggēs  [clanging brass]
pres. part., stop a person from leave off doing . . , hoth' hupnos heloi, pausaito te nēpiakheuōn when he stopped playing, Il.22.502, cf. A.Pr.615, Ag.1047, Hdt.1.133

Rick Atchley was the first one to boast that "we took our youth to hear the best "christian bands" (an oxymoron]: we taught our youth to LEAVE OUR MOVEMENT."

As a Purpose Driven Sectarians or Heretics they are INTENTIONAL DRIVEN (predestined says the text from old) in a frantic sense proven to because 'the devil knows that his KAIROS is short." Kairos is the demon son of Zeus and Khronos at just the right time.

Heresy-Sectarian
Pareis-agō

History notes that "evil men set their lies to melodies to deceive the simple minded,"
Mousi^kos  A.musical, “agōnes m. kai gumnikoi
II. of persons, skilled in music, musical, professional musicians, mousikos kai melōn poētēs
III. of things, elegant, delicate, “brōmata hēdion  kuknōn Swan Metaphor , minstrel, bard, sacred to Apollon, Abaddon

melos , speaks of MUSICAL MELODY: it means to break a text "limb by limb" or dismember. Cantillation is breaking the text into syllables and the SPEAKING it which is the opposite of ODE. 2. music to which a song is set, tune, Arist.Po.1450a14; WITHOUT rhuthmos, WITHOUT metron
3. melody of an instrument, “phormigx [ Apoollon's lyre] d' au phtheggoith' hieron m. ēde kai aulos”

The Good News for the "Progressive" Inclusives:

2Pet. 2:2 And many [polus far the most, ecumenical] shall follow their pernicious ways; [aselgeia licetiousnes, jubris, insolence, demagogue]
        by reason of whom the WAY [
hodos pattern] of TRUTH shall be evil spoken of.[blasphemabitur]

The Bad News for the "Progressive" Inclusives:

2Pet. 2:3 And through covetousness shall they with feigned WORDS make merchandise of you:
        whose judgment now of a long time lingereth not, and their damnation slumbereth not.

Revelation 18 says that the craftsmen [staff-parasites], speakers, singers, instrument players are SORCERERS who HAD ONCE deceived the Whole World and they will finally be CAST ALIVE INTO THE LAKE OF FIRE.

OF THE SELF-PLEASURE PAUL OUTLAWED IN ROMANS 14-15 not related to that which is written for our  LEARNING.

A SECTARIAN in a remote sense is one who has the power to choose what they will do and with whom they will do and what they will do. Christian liberty gives one the power to be a sectarian.

However, in the Greek language and real examples, a heretic is one WHO CHOOSES to take your property by force.

Pro-airesis , eτs, hκ, choosing one thing before another, wrongs done from malice prepense, contrary to one's purpose, 3. in political language, deliberate course of action, 5. political party, b. sect or school of music, philosophy

Hairesis  I. a taking especially, esp. of a town, a taking for oneself,
4. a sect, school, etc.: esp. a religious sect, such as the Sadducees and Pharisees, NTest.5. a heresy,
Pharisaios 1 a Pharisee, Separatist (from pharash, to distinguish),
one of a sect who separated themselves from other Jews as affecting superior holiness.
Phrik-τdκs , es, attended with shivering, b. inspiring religious awe

Jesus identified them as HYPOCRITES by pointing to speakers, singers and instrument players.
And the audience who would be attracted just for the entertainment. A musical instrument is defined
as "a machine for inducing the shock and awe in battle or in RELIGION.
Haireτ Il.; hair, tina kheiros to take one by the hand,
A. Act., take with the hand, grasp, seize, having taken up [the song], Od.8.500.

2. take away II. take, get into one's poweroverpower, kill, of passions,
catch, take, zτon [ZOE: take away life] helein Il.21.102 ; take in huntingget into one's power, entrap,

II. take, get into one's power, nēas ib.13.42; esp. take a city, 2.37, S.Ph.347,
freq. of passions, etc., come upon, seize,
B. Med., with pf. hērēmai (v. supr.), take for oneself, egkhos helesthai take one's spear,
II. take to oneself, choose,

Hairetos verb. adj. of haireō

I. that may be taken or conquered, Hdt.; that may be understood, Plat.

Homer, Odyssey The muses were taught by Apollo

So he spoke, and the minstrel, moved by the god, began, and let his song be heard, [500] taking up the tale where the Argives had embarked on their benched ships and were sailing away, after casting fire on their huts, while those others led by glorious Odysseus were now sitting in the place of assembly of the Trojans, hidden in the horse; for the Trojans had themselves dragged it to the citadel.




All people are in fellowship without Merchandizing and Dogmatizing Institutions. The Campbells define a "society" were everyone can assembly to obey the command to PREACH the Word by READING the Word for comfort and doctrine (the command to Timothy).

Acts 15:21 For Moses of old time hath in every city them that preach him, being read in the synagogues every sabbath day.
That's was the Restoration Movement's goal: Thomas Campbell defined worship IN Spirit (ours) and Truth (the Word, Logos, regulative Principle)

The Christian Churches left the Disciples because of the rise of organization. It doesn't take long for purpose driven men to try to collect everyone under their tent.

7.19.15 Richard Beck further spreading discord: As I've written about before, right now there are two streams in the Churches of Christ,  a sectarian stream  and an ecumenical stream. Now, the most distinctive aspect of CoC church practice, the other big thing we are known for, is acapella worship (voices only, no instruments).

This has been such a defining feature of the CoC that we split with the Disciples of Christ/Christian Church over this issue.

That's the big psychologically abusive claim.  Churches of Christ rejected any denomination unity with the Disciples both before and after the handshake in 1832.  The style sung in the capella or sistine chapel was called organum: one note at a time sung by several voices.  Vocal or instrumental rejoicing or rhetoric was outlawed for the Church of Christ (the Rock) in the wilderness and that never changed until long after the Reformation.  There was no congregational singing with or without instruments or church history until John Calvin.  Those known as Churches of Christ in all periods of history never diminished the assembly as the SCHOOL OF THE WORD--where disciples go with no inference of a "worship assembly" in Richard Beck's sense.

The Disciples gave up counting churches of Christ in 1906 and the Christians split with the disciples in a slow process fom 1927 until delistedin 1971.

And as you know, if a church splits over an issue that issue--because you've spilled blood over it--becomes deeply rooted in the psyche and DNA of a tradition. If you spilled blood over an issue that issue has to become a test a fellowship, a boundary that cannot be crossed. For the Churches of Christ acapella worship became that defining issue, perhaps the most defining issue (because of the split) of our movement.

Richard is a philosopher and historic philosophy was devided between the rational (logos) and the IRRATIONAL defined by SOPHIA.  This is a violent statement and not related to the truth.  Sophia defines a sophists who is a speaker, singer, instrument player or actor who must perform to legalistic standards and sells his/her services. Logos is the Word and is defined as the Regulative Principle.

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."

Churches of Christ existed in Tennessee long before either Campbell or Stone preached in the state.

But now, with the rise of the ecumenical impulse within the Churches of Christ, this worship practice has been rapidly changing. Many of the largest and most influential congregations in the Churches of Christ are adding instrumental worship services. My church, the Highland Church of Christ, is now among this group.

Highland has always been a feminists Holy Spirit guided group and rejects Scripture as being "modern" and therefore out of date. They hear the word beyond the sacred pages. At last count after decades of sowing discord there are about 20 congregations which use instruments as an alternative to suck in the music seekers.

The assembly or School-only of Christ is a tiny, little flock a SECT that is called the WAY: it is narrow and a tiny few will find their way down the road (pattern) and into the grace.

The Church or School of Christ is a Narrow SECT.

First, [ecumenical] is biblical. “Ecumenical” is from the Greek word oikoumena, which is used 15 times in the New Testament for “the entire inhabited world.” The most interesting passage that relates to the modern meaning is Matthew 24:14: “And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come.”

INHABITED: Late Latin oecumenicus ; from Classical Greek oikoumenikos, of or from the whole world ; from oikoumenē (), the inhabited (world) ; from oikein, to dwell, inhabit ; from oikos:

Dik-ēma 
A.dwelling-place. esp. bed-chamber, temple, shrine, brothel, the kosmos .
Dioik-eō “diōkēsamēn” keep house: hence, generally, control, manage, administer, manage after one's own will and pleasure, managing to make such iniquitous profits, act collusively with ton kosmon” Id.Phdr.246c;
        kosmos , ho, A. order, kata kosmon in order, duly, shamefully, generally, of things, natural order, ornament, decoration, esp. of women, metaph., of ornaments of speech, such as epithets, to sing sweet songs of praise, world-order, universe, first in Pythagoras, of earth, as opp. heaven, 3. in later Gr., = oikoumenē, the known or inhabited world, 5. houtos ho k. this present world, i.e. earth, OPPOSITE. heaven, Ev.Jo.13.1; regarded as the kingdom of evil, ho arkhōn tou k. toutou ib.12.31.

Kosmo-krator epith. of ouranos, Orph.H.4.3; “Zeus Mitras Hēlios k.
Dam.Pr.131
; hoi k. tou skotous toutou the cosmic rulers of this sinful world,  dentified with Apollon.
Ep.Eph.6.12
; “hoi k. hoi ta hupo selēnēn stoikheia dioikountes”

"...this sect crowned the image of Jesus along with those of Pythagoras, Plato and Aristotle. Further, there were impostors of all varieties: magicians, soothsayers, jugglers, deceivers and hypocrites, 'who appeared using mighty words with a host of unintelligible formulae and taking up with scandalous ceremonies in order to rob men of their money." (Int. Std. Bible Ency., Gnosticism, p. 1246).

In cultic action music was used in preparation for prophecy. Julius Firmicus Maternus refers to this fact in his remarks on an African cult.

With the air full of flute music,
the priests would put on women's clothing and
then call on the goddess so that,
filled with a wicked spirit, they might
predict the future to foolish men.

"In considering this cultic background it is necessary to understand the

view of music as dispositive to divination,
a view which derives from pagan philosophy

This paper is addressed to Denominational Merchandising Religious Organizations a plague in most churches with a large cash flow.  This is not the work of the Christians who are Disciples (students) of Christ in the Prophets and Apostles. All of the "lambs" get their bones "craunched"  and their flesh consumed by Hireling Shepherds. The American Restoration Movement began as an effort to restore the REST from laded burdens and burden laders. A burden is a repeating form of song intending to bewitch and not teach. It is time for individual Disciples of Christ to, in the words of Alexander Campbell "come out of Babylon."

Rich Atchley, the preacher of the Richland Hills Church of Christ in Dallas, Texas, made this completely unscriptural claim:
        "Right there at that spot about 1994 the Holy Spirit said to me in the middle of a sermon,
        'that's what you and all preachers like you are doing,
        who haven't for years believed that the worship of God with instruments was wrong.
        But you continue by your silence to let people think it's wrong.
        But you allow the people to be disrupted, and you do so under the plea,
                'Well, we're just maintaining peace.' But that's not peace; that's cowardice.
                I knew then the day would come I'd have to teach this lesson."

1.  OF is a preposition and the Spirit OF Christ is His own mind or spirit.  Spirit always meant "wind" or "hot air" and was used only figuratively of the WIND or breath of God speaking only through Christ in the prophets.  Spirit as hot air is the "baptism of fire" consuming the enemies of the Word. 

2.  Preachers LIKE Rick Atchley handled by David Faust includes a couple of dozen out of perhaps 14,000 congregation: then almost all include an ALTERNATIVE "progressive" service in addition to the despised "traditionalists."  One of the earliest not-quite-subverted congregation grew from a boasted of 5500 to 850 members at present. Rick Atchley's KOOLAID FROM GOD drove the numbers from a boasted 5400 to 3500 and that always includes telling the owners to "get over it or get out." (recorded facts.

3.  Rick Atchley is forced to subvert all of the Bible's mention of instruments ALWAYS associated with telling God that you will not listen to Him (Job 21; Ezekiel 33 and many more).  Instruments are always associated with the HOLOCAUST Rick uses as a pattern from 2 Chronicles 29 where hezekiah substituted GOATS in place of INFANTS both before His short reform and after it.

4.  We all understood that from 1984 and the Nashville Restructure intended to include ALL churches of Christ because the one's Rick Atchley "RAN WITH" were certain that their Purpose Driven Discord was obeying the direct command of the Holy Spirit but which was the HOLOCAUST which God never commanded but to which He abandoned BECAUSE of musical idolatry.

5.  The well known AGENDA used DISCORD and appealed to Hitler and Machiavelli as the pattern for what they boasted of as a hostile takeover.

6.  Scripture and recorded history before 1878 understood that there was no command, example or remote inference about God violating the REST He patterned and gave to enslaved mankind about group singing with or without instruments.  Churches of Christ under that name (Christ the Rock in the wilderness) understood that the godly Jews were restricted to their isolated towns so that they could not attend the seventh day Babylonian worship practiced by the Civil-Military-Clergy complex. They had been abandoned because of musical and trinitarian PLAY at Mount Sinai.

If God turned Rick's Patterns over to worship the starry host and sent them into captivity and death why do you suppose a few men want to drag people backward: Revelatioon 17-8 defines the end-time pattern
Atrahasis and Human Creation
Nintu made her voice heardAnd spoke to the great gods, On the first, seventh, and fifteenth of the monthI shall make a purification by washing.Then one god should be slaughtered.And the gods can be purified by immersion.
Nintu shall mix the clay
With his flesh and blood.
Then a god and a man
Will be mixed together in clay.
Let us hear the drumbeat forever after,
Let a ghost come into existence from the god's flesh,
Let her proclaim it as her living sign,
And let the ghost exist so as not to forget the slain god.
I have carried out perfectly
The work that you ordered of me.
You have slaughtered a god together with his intelligence.
I have relieved you of your hard work,
I have imposed your load on man.
You have bestowed noise on man,
You have bestowed noise on mankind.
I have undone the fetter and granted freedom.

The true God RELIEVED the burden the "gods" or their agents laded upon man

I post as news arrives so this is not a short story with beginning, middle and ends.  I have lots of other horror stories of how to DISCORD your congregation so that YOUR property becomes MIND: that is the meaning of being a sectarian.  The Jim Hackney claim to be God-Guided to sow discord (as do others) just popped into my mind and needs some word definition for those who believe that one of the god family actually dwells inside of their bodies "guiding them beyond the sacred pages."

The NACC does not speak for most Christian Churches [I get mail] as no Group speaks for Churches of Christ.  The few men who shook hands in 1832 represented only themselves in a "convention."  While everyone has the right to assemble as and where they choose no one has the right to organize and finance an effort to "transistion" peaceable congregations into a denominational organization:

"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."

Jim Hackney Instrumental Music in Worship Speaks for all of those whose Driven Purpose is to SO DISCORD thinking that GOD is making him do it.  The pulpit and unauthorized title gives human pride unnatural and ungodly influence and warns people NOT to question the work of God or "a" spirit.

Swift Transistion following the pattern of using about a decade to DISSOCIATE people by accusing them of being all of the RACA word.  Rubel Shelly used the Aztec pattern of a 52 week Jubilee where they burn down all of your houses, offer up a human sacrifice to the beat of instruments, rip out his heart, restart the fires in his chest, thrown the residue down the pyramid, run to all of the villages and relight the fires.

Jim Hackney says sowing discord is therapeutic.

Good news: go through changes: god is in the MIDDLE of your transistion; Your transistion is God's opportunity. Most good happens during this DISCORD.

When transistion  happens GOD is doing a work which God COULDN'T DO at any other time.

God is helpless unless He follows the Machiavellian etal driving people into discord or a mental helplesness.

Jim Hackney, not God, made the transistion HAPPEN after a long period of denying that HE was going to destroy a peaceable Church in order to let GOD rebuild on the ashes.  If you say that God is in sowing discord and God does NOT sow discord, the Spirit OF Christ in Jeremiah 23 calls it blasphemy.


Jim Hackney from Rick Atchley, David Faust:
That's when God gets my FULL attention.  have faith in what WE do, our CHURCH
Surround ourselves with change and THEY becomes the SOURCE
From that moment [GOD] had my FULL ATTENTION: God will USE.

When people say that A spirit told them that the Worship of the Starry Host (2 Chronicles 29) was HIS command to Rick Atchley to violate His promise and exercise authority God did not give him as a role or dole, you should understand that OF is a preposition and The Spirit OF Christ is Christ's own spirit or Mind.  The literature explains clearly under that SPIRITUS when it is personified rather than BREATH it applies to Apollo, Abaddon or Apollyon: He is the unleashed king of the Locusts and the Locusts in John's neighborhood were the Muses.


Jim Hackney from Rick Atchley, David Faust:
Whatever
YOU are going through: your FATHER is orchestrating it: He has been doing it a long time.
As nervous as your are, I don't know but category [?] of EVERYTHING WORKS for God.


Rom. 8:27 And he that searcheth the HEART knoweth what is the MIND of the SPIRIT, [ours]
        because he maketh intercession for the saints according to the will of God.


God does not scrutinize His OW SPIRIT: God bless your heart!
scrūtor to search even to the rags, i. e. to search carefully, examine thoroughly, explore a thing; to search, examine a person 

God does not need to know His OWN SPIRIT'S DESIRES.

dē-sīdĕro I.to long for, greatly wish for, to desire something not possessed II. With predominant idea of lacking, wanting, to miss any thing:
OF: postŭlo , to ask, demand, require, request, desire

The Mind-Spirit is NOT God's Spirit: He IS holy or wholly spirit.

phron-ēma A. mind, spirit, thought, purpose, will 6] For the mind of the flesh is death, but the mind of the Spirit is life and peace;  phrenes, heart, breast,

Jim Hackney says that HIS will is GOD'S WILL. God's will is the LOGOS or governing principle: it is opposite of human opinions or hallucinations, singing, playing instruments, acting, dancing or any of the performing arts:

God's Will is huper   governing
sancĭo , mostly of legal ordinances or other public proceedings, to fix unalterably; Sancire lege (edicto, etc.)
legibus, rendered sacred, established as inviolable,

Mind or Spirit is the OPPOSITE of Flesh.

Romans 8.6] For the MIND of the flesh is death, but the MIND of the SPIRIT is life and peace;
 

Rom. 8:28 And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God,
         to them who are the called according to his purpose.

IF GOD HAS NOT COMMANDED IT YOU CANNOT CLAIM THAT SOWING DISCORD IS THE WORK OF GOD:
John 14:15 If ye love me, keep my commandments.
John 14:16 THEN And I will pray the Father,
        and he shall give you another Comforter,  [paraklete]
        that he may abide with you for ever;
John 14:17 Even the Spirit OF truth; whom the world cannot receive,
         because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him:
         but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you.
John 14:18 I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you.


THE ONE COMFORTER IS STILL RULER OF HIS KINGDOM AND HE HAS THE LAT SAY:

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
[paraklete] with the Father,
        Jesus Christ the righteous:
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 in him.
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 has a tiny SECT THAT IS CALLED THE WAY: the road or pattern upon which disciples WILL walk.

Heresy facilitated by self-pleasure in Romans 1 is "creating mental excitement" and the Greek and Latin word identifies rhetoric, singing, playing instruments, acting or dancing as that which disables the command to "use one mind and one mouth to speak that which is written for our learning.

ALL of the false teachers "transistioning" THEIR church to the Instrumentalists boast about SOWING DISCORD required to slip in false teaching.
Prov. 6:12 A naughty person, a wicked man, walketh with a froward mouth.
Prov. 6:13 He winketh with his eyes, he speaketh with his feet, he teacheth with his fingers;
Prov. 6:14 Frowardness is in his heart, he deviseth mischief continually; he soweth discord.
Prov. 6:19 A false witness that speaketh lies, and he that soweth discord among brethren.
Prov. 6:15 Therefore shall his calamity come suddenly; suddenly shall he be broken without remedy.
Prov. 6:16 These six things doth the LORD hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him:
Amos 8:1 hus hath the Lord GOD shewed unto me: and behold a basket of summer fruit. [catamites]
Amos 8:2 And he said, Amos, what seest thou? And I said, A basket of summer fruit. Then said the LORD unto me, The end is come upon my people of Israel; I will not again pass by them any more.
Amos 8:3 And the songs of the temple [public house] shall be howlings in that day, saith the Lord GOD:
        there shall be many dead bodies in every place;
        they shall cast them forth with silence.
1Cor. 11:19 For there must be also heresies among you,
        that they which are approved may be made manifest among you.

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2Pet. 1:16  For we have not followed cunningly [sophizo]  devised fables,                   
Fables are myths from MUO [to shut the mouth: music forces the lambs to be silent before the slaughter] Muthos   2. fiction (Opposite. logos, historic truth)

Sophis-tκs
,
A. master of one's craft, adept, expert, of diviners, Hdt.2.49; of poets, “meletan sophistais prosbalon” Pi.I.5(4).28, cf. Cratin.2; of musicians, “sophistēs . . parapaiōn khelun” A.Fr.314, cf. Eup.447, Pl.Com. 140; sophistē Thrēki (sc. Thamyris) E.Rh.924, cf. Ath.14.632c: with modal words added, “hoi s. tōn hierōn melōn”

II. from late v B.C., a Sophist, i.e. one who gave lessons in grammar, rhetoric, politics, mathematics, for money,
2Pet. 2:1 But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction.
g138. haireomai, hahee-reh΄-om-ahee; probably akin to 142; to take for oneself
g142 airo, ah΄-ee-ro; a primary root; to lift up; by implication, to take up or away; figuratively, to raise (the voice), keep in suspense (the mind),

Haireτ Il.; hair, tina kheiros to take one by the hand,
A. Act., take with the hand, grasp, seize, having taken up [the song], Od.8.500.
2. take away II. take, get into one's poweroverpower, kill, of passions,
catch, take, zτon [ZOE: take away life] helein Il.21.102 ; take in huntingget into one's power, entrap,
II. take, get into one's power, nēas ib.13.42; esp. take a city, 2.37, S.Ph.347,
freq. of passions, etc., come upon, seize,
B. Med., with pf. hērēmai (v. supr.), take for oneself, egkhos helesthai take one's spear,
II. take to oneself, choose,
Hairetos verb. adj. of haireō I. that may be taken or conquered,

Anaireτ, anκirκka (v. haireτ): --take up, anelontes apo chthonos having raised the victim from the ground, so as to CUT its THROAT II. make away with, destroy, of men, kill,

Exairτ
-
lift up, lift off the earth 2. raise in dignity, exalt, magnify, exaggerate it. Rhetoric, treat in elevated style, of music
3. arouse, stir up excites thy wish to die, pervert, make away with, get rid of, to be excited, agitated.
Includes: Choreia [choreuτ] a dance, esp. the choral or round dance with its music.

Homer, Odyssey The muses were taught by Apollo

So he spoke, and the minstrel, moved by the god, began, and let his song be heard, [500] taking up the tale where the Argives had embarked on their benched ships and were sailing away, after casting fire on their huts, while those others led by glorious Odysseus were now sitting in the place of assembly of the Trojans, hidden in the horse; for the Trojans had themselves dragged it to the citadel.

God Hates the music in the holy places (houses) and He hates sowing of discord. DISCORD means that you transistion OUT those who will not shut up but must get our, and transition IN those of the Instrumental Sect.

ALL of the discorders promise "we will never add instruments on Sunday until Jesus Comes." When Rick Atchley after about a decade of false teachings he IMPOSED instruments.  When asked about his sacred promise: He responds, "That was then but this is now." The hidden agenda has to be careful--they confess--to keep the owners from getting spooked.

Romans 2:21 thou therefore that teachest another, teachest thou not thyself?
        thou that preachest a man should not steal, dost thou steal?
Romans 2:22 thou that sayest a man should not commit adultery, dost thou commit adultery?
        thou that abhorrest idols, dost thou rob temples?


Presbyters and the Kerux (preachers) are HERALDS and deliver the message without opening it, changing it or charging for it on the receiver
-Aristotle Poetics [941a-b]
[a]If anyone, while acting as ambassador [elders] or herald [preachers], 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
         if convicted. Theft of property is uncivilized,
         open robbery is shameless: neither of these has any of the sons of Zeus practiced,
         through delight in fraud or force.

         Let no man, therefore, be deluded concerning this or persuaded
         either by
poets or by any perverse myth-mongers into the belief that,
         when he
thieves or forcibly robs (churches), he is doing nothing shameful,
         but just what the gods themselves do.1
                That is both unlikely and untrue;
                and whoever acts thus unlawfully is neither a god at all
nor a child of gods;
1 Cp.Plat. Rep 378 ff., Plat. Rep. 388 ff. Hermes is specially in mind, as notorious for his thefts and frauds; cp. Homer Iliad 5. 390; 24. 395, etc. [Hermes is the mark of the New Hermeneutic: based on lies] The Kairos Church planters does not grasp that Kairos is Hermes or Mercury the Pagan WORD or LOGOS (regulative principle as opposed to a pagan "god."  Kairos is the demon or spiriit son of Zeus and His time is the time to STRIKE when no one is watching.

Rev. 12:12  Therefore rejoice, ye heavens, and ye that dwell in them. Woe to the inhabiters of the earth and of the sea! for the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but a short time [Kairos].  The Image is of Hermes among the Satyrs: the BEAST in Revelation is defined as "a new style of music or SATYRIC drama."  These real or pseudo "goats" is the source of CAPPELLA or the Pope's castrated opra singers.

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John 10:6 This parable spake Jesus unto them:
        but they understood not what things they were which he spake unto them.
John 10:7 Then said Jesus unto them again,
        Verily, verily, I say unto you, I am the door of the sheep.
John 10:8 All that ever came before me are thieves and robbers:
         but the sheep did not hear them.

WHO ARE ROBBERS among a few Churches of Chris?
lēst-ēs A. robber, pirate,  buccaneer, later peiratēs,
II. metaph., “l. enargēs tēs emēs turannidos” S.OT535; “Kupridos” Lyc. 1143; lēsta logismou, of love,

Kupris,
Aphrodite, from the island of Cyprus II. as Appellat., love, passion
hupharp-azō , A. snatch away from under, meaning of a SECTARIAN
  Kupris , i^dos, , acc. Kuprin and Kuprida, Il.5.330,458Cypris, a name of Aphrodite, from the island of Cyprus, Il. ll.cc. (never in Od.), Sapph.5.1, Corinn.Supp.2.58 (Koupri), etc.; joined with Aphroditē, [who is Venus, Lucifer, Zoe sexual love, pleasure, Apollōni [Abaddon]
2. metaph., of a beautiful girl, a Venus [Zoe, Eve]
II. as Appellat., love, passion, E.Ba.773; “Kuprin hupharpazein” Ar.Ec.722; lathraia K. Eub. 67.8; en plēsmonē toi K.
Tu^rann-is , II. despotic rule, obtained by force or fraud, tyranny  the fine arts, Epich.171.11, Pl.Phdr.245a, Arist.Rh.1354a11, EN1140a8; “ empeiria tekhnēn epoiēsen
Plat. Phaedrus [244e] has entered in and by oracular power has found a way of release for those in need, taking refuge in prayers and the service of the gods, and so, by purifications and sacred rites, he who has this madness is made safe for the present and the after time, and for him who is rightly possessed of madness a release from present

Plat. Phaedrus 245a ills is found. And a third kind of possession and madness comes from the Muses. This takes hold upon a gentle and pure soul, arouses it and inspires it to songs and other poetry, and thus by adorning countless deeds of the ancients educates later generations. But he who without the divine madness comes to the doors of the Muses, confident that he will be a good poet by art, meets with no success, and the poetry of the sane man vanishes into nothingness before that of the inspired madmen.
log-ismos , ho, YOUR III. reasoning power, [ X.Mem.4.3.11, Epicur. Sent.16, al.: freq. in Arist., to tōn anthrōpōn genos [] “kai tekhnē kai logismois” Metaph.980b28  snatch away the rest of what one is going to say, cut it short,
paign-ion , to, he Egyptians are called kaka paignia, roguish cheats,—unless here it be acc. cogn. (dirty tricks) after paizōPlato: playing with me and purposely deceiving me,

paizō 
4. play on a musical instrument, h.Ap.206: c. acc., “Pan ho kalamophthogga paizōn” Ar.Ra.230; dance and sing, Pi. O.1.16. 5. play amorously, “pros allēlous”
II.
jest, sportOpposite. spoudazō   Pay him serious attention
Opposite. spoudē legō   Paying attention to the WORD which is opposite to ODE
3. to be serious or earnest,
OPPOSITE skōptein kai kōmōdein,
of persons, to be treated with respect,
Of Jesus: They shall Mock Him with Instrumental Music.  As Prophesied in Psalm 41

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Tekhne A. art, skill, cunning of hand. of a soothsayer, A.Ag.249 (pl., lyr.), Eu.17, S.OT389, etc.; “tekhnai heterōn heterai” Pi.N.1.25; “ōpase t. pasan” Id.O.7.50 make one's profession
3. way, manner, or means whereby a thing is gained, without any definite sense of art or craft
II. an art, craft make this his trade.
hoi tas t. tōn logōn suntithentes systems of rhetoric, Arist.Rh.1354a12, cf. Isoc.13.19, Pl.Phdr.271c, Phld.Rh.2.50 S., al.; hence title of various treatises on Rhetoric (v. VI; but rather tricks of Rhetoric,


Of course the foundation for "unity" was for churches to also join the "organ party." There was no way to get Churches of Christ to become dues-paying members and the Standard suppliers without first introducing the organ (only, we pledge) and taking control of the property.

Discord has deepened now 100 years later by an organized effort to use false teachers to teach how to "transistion their congregations" into an instrumental Group.  When 35 years and all of the congregations has an agenda to join the Instrumental band that and Scripture gives everyone the right to quote some Scripture.

This writer has had his gift to the "lord" transistioned three times.

Without judging the merits of either group, when Stone boasted of taking over the Reformed Baptists there was not a single doctrine held in common between the Anglican-sourced movement and the reforming Calvinists. Only "clergy" seem to have the time, money and energy to soar beyond the needs of the congregation which pays them by pure grace without any Biblical or early-history authority or practice.

Alexander Campbell denied that there could be any "unity" before 1837.  As Stone made clear such unity would demand using his "name" and would require some kind of inclusive organization. Stone denied that there could be unity based on the "atonement" and requirement for baptism.  While the Stone Disciples were organized and the present NACC has all of the marks of a Denominational Organization, the congregational (and Biblical) roots of what was the the Reformed Baptists from whom many of the early Church of Christ preachers defected, there is no way to achieve UNITY or fellowship which is defined as affirming, conforming, attending and supporting financially with scattered Churches of Christ.  Those always Purpose Driven preachers who are used by the NACC are not in any kind of fellowship with the historic Churches of Christ.

The fact that the NACC and its supporters make most of their gains (small) by accusing Churches of Christ from being a sectarian, legalistic, hypocritic DEFECTION from the Christian Churches.  The NACC in fact defected from the Disciples and did not begin to begin as an organization until 1927.  This came after books and debates failed to "take congregations or "transistion" them. 

Sectarian Instrumental Music Worship Timeline

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Back in 1832 a group of people met and concluded with a paper which defined the Biblical and historical demand to "teach that which is written for our learning." This didn't last long

in 1837 Alexander Campbell denied that there was anything beyond friendly fellowship with the Disciples. This fraternal fellowship lasted until it was clear that the goal was to confiscate, as with Daniel Sommer and the Sand Creek congregation that NEW BRICK CHURCH HOUSE.

The assault against non-instrumental Christian Churches and churches of Christ began the moment instruments were added. At the time no credible Disciples  leader agreed with instruments.  As with all defections a usually-decades long effort to DEPROGRAM the youth was required.

Rick Atchley Birthed in the Christian Church but living off Churches of Christ
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!

Charles Spurgeon search for but never found a word to define the depravity of a pastor who would become a HIRELING of a group with whom he disagreed.

The ACU Agenda: perform Prophetic roles, enabling Channelers and Facilitators the method of subverting the 'hierarchial" views of Jesus and Paul. The end-time subversion is the beginninng-time version which is

In 1906 the Disciples tried to count churches of Christ: the census taker knew that was not honest.

In 1927 the Christian Churches refused to fellowship those whom Churches of Christ had never fellowshipped in any doctrinal sense.

In 1968 the Discples "restructured" and the NACC was finally removed from their census in 1971.

The so-called Stone-Campbell Movement began to collect churches of Christ under the ploy of "unity."

There is no command, example or remote inference of the synagogue or church ever being called out of it's rest to sing in a group with or without instruments. In fact instruments are always connected to telling God "we will not obey your will" and with burning.  No one in recorded history before 1878 ever thought that the psallo word had any musical content: it literally means to "pluck a string or hair with the fingers but NEVER with a plektron or guitar pick." The PSAO words like SOP were used by the Septuagint translators because all of the words have a making war or making a sexual assault as their meaning. All of Tom Burgess (O.E.Payne) are connected to older men plucking the harp to seduce a younger boy: to wit, Alexander the Great shamed by his father but approved by Tom Burgess.

IT MAY BE TO DISPARAGE GOD BY SAYING THAT HE DID NOT KNOW TO USE COMPOUND WORDS WHEN PLAYING + A NAMED INSTRUMENT IS IN HIS MIND.

The Word or LOGOS is the Regulative Principle: There is no command to sing (dicto means recite). The LOGOS INCLUDES:

psi_los  IV. logos ps. bare language, i. e. prose, Opposite to poetry which is clothed in the garb of metre, Pl.Mx.239c,  more freq. in pl., “ps. logoi” Pl.Lg.669d; Opposite. ta metra,
opp. met' organōn, * as a kind of mousikē, Pl.Plt.268b;
ps. phōnē the ordinary sound of the voice, Opposite. singing ( ōdikē), D.H. Comp.11.
IF USED OF MUSIC MEANING INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC NEVER USED IN THE BIBLE
3. ps. mousikē instrumental music unaccompanied by the voice, OPPOSITE. meta melōdias, Arist.Pol.1

Psallo never means "musical melody' and that is why both the ODE and PSALLO are in the place of the heart:: in 1 Corinthians 14 that means SILENT.

Psallo never means to PLAY AN INSTRUMENT. If Christ wanted to include an instrument HE was pretty smart and did not depend on latter days.

The command is to SPEAK the ODES
-lexis , eōs, h(, (legō B) A. speech, OPPOSITE. ōdē, Pl.Lg.816d; l. ē praxis speech or action, Id.R.396c; ho tropos tēs l. ib.400d; ta lexei dēloumena orders given by word of mouth,
2. diction, style, enthade l. the style used here (in courts of justice), Pl.Ap.17d; Mousēs l. poetical diction, Id.Lg.795e, cf. Arist.Rh.1410b28, Po. 1450b13,
4. text of an author, opp. exegesis

epi-psallō , A. play the lyre, S.Fr.60, Poll.4.58(Pass.); “melesi kai rhuthmois” Plu.2.713b ; sing, “tous humnous” LXX 2 Ma.1.30:—Pass., Ph.1.626.
psal-tērion , to/, A. [select] stringed instrument, psaltery, harp, “trigōna ps.” Arist.Pr.919b12, cf. Hippias(?) in PHib.1.13.31, Apollod. ap. Ath.14.636f, Thphr.HP5.7.6, LXX Ge.4.21, al., Jul.Or.2.49c.

psalmōd-ia , A. singing TO the harp,
psal-tikos , ē, on, A. of or for harp playing, ps. organon *a stringed instrument (of the magadis; andra psaltikēn agathon a good harpist
Notice that LOGOS is Bare Words and EXCLUDES

psaltōd-eō , A. sing TO harp, LXX 2 Ch.5.13.

psal-tos , ē, on, A. sung to the harp, sung of, LXX Ps.118(119).54.

psal-tria , h(,
A. female harper, Pl.Prt. 347d, Ion Trag.22, Arist.Ath.50.2, Men.319.4, Plu.Caes.10, al.
THAT DOES NOT PREVENT PEOPLE FROM BEING MYSTERIOUSLY ANGERED BY THOSE WHO WOULD NOT PLAY THE HARP WHEN THE SPIRIT SAYS "ODE AND PSALLO IN THE HEART" BUT speak that which is written for our learning. All of the SPEAK words are opposite and restrictive of the ODE words. Make sense if you want to "use one mind and one mouth to teach that which is written for our learning.

Unity meant that everyone had to accept the Instrumental position which had no Biblical, historical or sensical role to play in A School of Christ defined in the wilderness and never changed except the teaching resource.

Richard Beck ACU: Now, the most distinctive aspect of CoC church practice, the other big thing we are known for, is acapella worship (voices only, no instruments). This has been such a defining feature of the CoC that we split with the Disciples of Christ/Christian Church over this issue. And as you know, if a church splits over an issue, that issue–because you’ve spilled blood over it–becomes deeply rooted in the psyche and DNA of a tradition. If you spilled blood over an issue that issue has to become a test a fellowship, a boundary that cannot be crossed. For the Churches of Christ acapella worship became that defining issue, perhaps the most defining issue (because of the split) of our movement

UTTERLY FALSE AND PERHAPS INTENTIONALLY CONTRARY TO HISTORY AND PERHAPS HARBORING AN UNNATURAL HATRED SEEMINGLY CONNECTED TO THE HISTORIC "MUSIC WARS."

This statement is the "power point" used to intimidate anyone from being branded as a murderer or fire bomber or mugger of ladies wearing fur coats. However, people who refuse to begin to do which they have never done by direct command from the Church in the Wilderness onward may be guilty of spilling blood but it has always been those who resisted to death or the threat of "taking an AXE to the ANTI-instrumentalists."

"Lard wrote “the question of instrumental music in the church of Christ involves a great and sacred principle … That principle is the right of men to introduce innovations into the prescribed worship of God. This right we utterly deny” (Lard’s Quarterly, Vol. IV, No. 4).
       
"However, others rose to defend the instrument. The champion of the instrument was Isaac Erret and the paper Christian Standard. Erret wrote “We may as well state now, that we intend to counsel against the use of instrumental music in our churches. Our object is to persuade brethren who favor such use to hold their preferences in abeyance for the sake of harmony … it is wrong to make this difference a test of fellowship or an occasion of stumbling(Christian Standard, May 7, 1870, page 148).
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Beck and the other attack agents use what J.W.McGarvey called the GUILT CLAUSE.  Why do they blame the offended? Because they CAN and most theologians will never know the difference.

A rich man does wrong, and he even adds reproaches; a poor man suffers wrong, and he must add apologies Ecclesu 13:3.

J. W. McGarvey on the Organ

Nor does God permit us to drive some of the brethren from the church

to avoid doing what they believe to be sinful.
To do so
is to cause division in a way that God condemns. and if we thus sin,
he demands that
we be marked and avoided as schismatics.

So it matters not how the effort may result, it condemns us in the sight of God. If the brethren submit and debauch their conscience by doing that which they believe to be wrong, we sin against them and against Christ, says Paul. (1 Cor. 8: 12.) If we drive them from the church which they have to leave to avoid condemning themselves in this way,

we are guilty of the sin of causing division,
........... to which we have referred.

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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."
The fact is that the word acapella now stolen as ACappella means in the STYLE practiced Sistine Chapel (Capel or Caper) which began as a goat-skin cloke on the battlefield.  The STYLE is called organum where harmony (not a Bible concept) meant and was practiced by several castrated opera singers singing the same note at the same time: LEXIS is the opposite of ODE and melody might consist of only one note spoken or cantillated to make speaking that which is written for our learning being able to be taught and learn: disciples go to Bible class never defined as a "worship service." Jesus said that the kingdom does not come with observation meaning religious operations performing legal task intending to control the gods.

Transitioning a very small number of already-friendly preachers has deepening the distrust as it had originally when "unity" meant the loss of a congregation.
Stark-Warlick Debate 1903: One of the most remarkable and historic debates in which Warlick participated was with J. C. Stark, November, 1903, in Henderson, Tennessee, where the church had been taken over by the digressives and the instrument installed. J. C. Clark, of Christian Church fame, was campaigning in West Tennessee, literally bombarding the churches on the instrumental music issue, an innovation threat to all the churches of Christ west of the Tennessee River. Through the solicitation of two young professors who were notable in the effort to stay the tide of digression—A. G. Freed and N. B. Hardeman—Joe Warlick was brought from Texas to Henderson to debate Stark. This debate stopped the music movement and had it not been held then, the history of churches in West Tennessee would have been very different. This debate saved the church from being swept into the Christian church movement.
Stark: In the Stark Warlick Debatethought of worship as the emotion of the soul and that it might "produce singing, shouting, praising, leaping, dancing, hand clapping, or thanksgiving and such should not be suppressed by man made rules."  These commands of men are the creed of their division of God's people.  Like Paul's '"man of sin," they have taken their place in the temple of God and assume to speak as God.  God put it [instrumental music] into his sanctuary by command; and if he has not taken it out, it remains there, unless some one claiming superior authority to God shall as God put it out of the temple of God.

Of course, reading the Old Testament or Acts 7 proves that God did not COMMAND the temple or animal sacrifices. Godly people attended The Church of Christ (the Rock) beginning in the wilderness.  God turned the Civil-Military-Clergy over to worship the starry hosts.

That character Paul calls "the man of sin who opposseth and exalteth himself above all that is called God: The Doom of such is HELL.  I need no authority for using it; for where there is no law, there is no transgression. [p.15]
 
Robert Ballard and the NACC:  To refuse to PERMIT that which God Himslef has (P93) SAID TO USE. To forbid their use, where God has  SAID TO USE THEM, as in Eph. 5:19 and Col. 3:16 is flagrant sin (Rev 22:18:19)
There is no command, example or remote hint that God every violated His Gift of a day of REST for people to engagage in group singing with or without instruments. Sabbath means REST and the Church in the wilderness silenced "vocal or instrumental rejoicing. The command was to PREACH the Word by READING the word for comfort and doctrine.

The Sabbath was profaned at Mount Sinai and God turned all of the PATTERNS of the civil-military-clergy complex over to worship the starry host. The Levites were always Sabazian or worship of the heavenly bodies represented by real images of their gods.  The godly people were quarantined to their local area where they were permitted to hold synagoge always nothing more than a READING ASSEMBLY.

ALL instances of musical instruments used to replace the Word of God are connected with BURNING.

And yet, those who will not use musical instruments (machines for doing hard work) have been hounded and branded with all of the RACA words as long as the American Restoration Began

With no Biblical, historical or rational purpose for "music" in the school of Christ or in most of church history.  However some are willing to "infiltrate and divert" and "transistion" a portion of congregations to have unity by having instruments. This can result in offending and excluding up to 2/3 of a congregation and confiscating their property. We have watched Three.

We can understand Paul in Ephesians 4 where cunning craftsmen or sophists--speakers, singers, instrument players--are to be removed because Jesus had Paul say THEY ARE LYING IN WAIT TO DECEIVE.  Most of the deceiving has been within the Disciples -- Christian churches to which Churches of Christ were never "unioned."

Music is derived from mystery which means to "make the lambs dumb before the slaughter." It happened to Jesus as prophesied several times.

Acts 8:32 The place of the scripture which he read was this,
        He was led as a sheep to the slaughter;
        and like a lamb dumb before his shearer, so opened he not his mouth:
Acts 8:33 In his humiliation his judgment was taken away:
        and who shall declare his generation?
        for his life is taken from the earth.

Chris Seidman (David Faust's first) and Rick Atchley--both used by the NACC and Standard teaching how to "Transistion peaceable churches into the instrumental fold", have no straight Bible knowledge nor do they need any.  Most Denominational Organizations have moved from SCRIPTURE to THEOLOGY.  A surprise is that theology is a word used in the Greeks almost exclusively of Apollo, Apollon or Abaddon. He is always noted as the Leader of the Muses (locusts for readers).

They do not grasp that God did not command king, kingdom, temple, animal slaughter, priests or the Jacob-cursed and God-abandoned Levites.  In the best of times the blood and flesh lust replaced the sacrifice of infants: this began in Egypt, continued through the wilderness, was famous at Tyre and Jerusalem and Christ used it as a pattern for those He says will be driven into hell to the sound of wind, string and percussion instruments. Music from mystery always meant to "make the lambs dumb before the slaughter."  The clergy followed this musical affliction in mocking Jesus.

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"We know that all of the Israelites brought Egyptian gods and practices with them and it is not far-fetched to think that Miriam, who had not yet been exposed to the Covenant, was part of the consciousness-altering rhythms and which was part of a priestly myth-play brought to destructive consummation at Mount Sinai as the golden calf was called back into action.

This "rising up to play" involved eating, drinking, nakedness and musical worship. The goddess, Hathor, is the best candidate for the Mother Goddess of the Mount Sinai idolatry. Here priestessess or prophetesses were highly trained with musical instruments, cultic songs and be able to join in the religious dance.

"Music and drugs were co-consiprators in religious ecstasy. They may have used some product of the sycamore fig which both intoxicated and induced an altered state of consciousness. The ergo of barley was well known.

"On the other hand, other sources, specifically relating to the customs of the East, refer to the dance as a slow, grave, and solemn gesture, generally accompanied with singing and the sound of the timbrel!

"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).

Ex. 32:6 And they rose up early on the morrow, and offered burnt offerings, and brought peace offerings; and the people sat down to eat and to drink, and rose up to play.
lūdo , si, sum 84: “in numerum,” dance, Verg. E. 6, 28: “hic juvenum series teneris immixta puellis ludit,”—Esp., to play on an instrument of music, to make or compose music or song: “ludere quae vellem calamo permisit agresti,” Verg. E. 1, 10: “talia fumosi luduntur mense Decembri,” Ov. Tr. 2, 491: “quod tenerae cantent, lusit tua musa, puellae,” id. Am. 3, 1, 27: “coloni Versibus incomptis ludunt,” Verg. G. 2, 386: “carmina pastorum,” id. ib. 4, 565; Suet. Ner. 3: “si quid vacui sub umbra Lusimus tecum,” Hor. C. 1, 22, 2
“ludere opus,” to imitate work, make believe work,

 ISN'T THERE A HINT THERE THAT PEOPLE WHO REFUSE TO PARTICIPATE ARE NOT EVIL. LEGALISTIC SONS OF PERDITION?

Acts 7:41 And they made a calf in those days,
        and offered sacrifice unto the idol,
        and rejoiced in the works of their own hands.

Euphrainō , Ep. euphr-, fut. Att.155.12, Pi.I.7(6).3
II. Pass., make merry, enjoy oneself,  Xen. Sym. 7.5
ai. mēkhanēn, in the theatre, Antiph.191.15; so “epi tas mēkhanas katapheugousi theous
4. take up and bear, as a burden, “moron” A.Pers.547; “athlon” S.Tr.80; “algos” A.R.4.65.
2. raise by words, hence, praise, extol, E.Heracl.322, etc.; ai. logō to exaggerate, D.21.71.
mēkha^n-ē  “panta sophismata kai pasas m. epepoiēkee es autous Dareios” Hdt. 3.152; mēkhanais Dios by the arts of Zeus “sophistōn m.” Pl.Lg.908d

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.

THE MUSICAL IDOLATRY AT MOUNT SINAI NEVER CEASED IN BABYLON AND OLD JEBUSITE HIGH PLACE.

The Fall from Grace at Mount Sinai with No Redemption
The practice in the wilderness, tyre and Jerusalem
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The Prophecy in Isaiah 30 and fulfilled in Revelation 17f

And his breath [SPIRIT], as rushing water in a valley, reach reach as far as the neck, and be divided, to confound the nations for their vain error; error also shall pursue them and overtake them. Isaiah 30:28 LXX

Must ye always rejoice, and go into my holy places continually, as they that keep a feast? and must ye go with a pipe, as those that rejoice into the mountain of the Lord, to the God of Israel Isaiah 30:29 LXX

and the Lord shall make his glorious voice to be heard and the wrath of his arm, to make a display with wrath and anger and devouring flame: he shall lighten terribly, and his wrath shall be as water and violent hail. Isaiah 30:30 LXX

For by the voice of the Lord the Assyrians shall be overcome, even by the stroke where with he shall smite them. Isaiah 30:31 LXX

And it shall happen to him from every side, that they from whom their hope of assistance was, in which he trusted, themselves shall war against him in turn with drums and with harp. Isaiah 30:32 LXX

For thou shalt be required before thy time: has it been prepared for thee also to reign? nay, God has prepared for thee a deep trench, wood piled fire and much wood: the wrath of the Lord shall be as a trench kindled with sulphur. Isaiah 30:33 LXX


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Mark to Mocking Jesus with Music prophesied Psa 41

Matthew 27:29 And when they had platted a crown of thorns, they put it upon his head,  and a reed [flute?} in his right hand: and they bowed the knee before him,
and mocked him, saying, Hail, King of the Jews!
Matthew 27:28 And they stripped him, and put on him a scarlet robe.
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.

Empaizō , fut. to be deluded  II. sport in or on, “hōs nebros khloerais e. leimakos hēdonais” E.Ba. 866 (lyr.); tois khoroisin e. to sport in the dance, Ar.Th.975; “ gumnasiō” Luc.Lex.5.
-Prospaizτ2. abs., sport, jest3. laugh at, make fun or sport ofsing to the gods, sing in their praise or honour, 2. banter, tous rhκtoras
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AND THE END TIME PROPHECY WHERE APOLLON IS THE MUSICAL WORSHIP LEADER.

Revelation 18:22 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,
All of these define SOPHISTS: God hides from the wise

Sophis-tēs
,
and the sound of a millstone shall be heard no more at all in thee;
The millstone made a "piping" sound and identified the "grinders" who were also prostitutes.
Revelation 18:23 And the light of a candle shall shine no more at all in thee; The seven spirits which would rest on the Branch (Isaiah 11) would all be forms of Divine, revealed knowledged.
and the voice of the bridegroom and of the bride shall be heard no more at all in thee:

See Jeff Walling Women in Performance: Eve worshipped as the MEDIATRIX
This speaks of the hieros gamus [Aphroditē). sexual love, Venus Genetrix [Zoe, Eve]

Venus Also know as Matrimonium also Nuptiae (gamos). Marriage. Venus is Eve or Zoe in Babylonia

for thy merchants were the great men of the earth; for by thy sorceries were all nations deceived. goēs , ētos, ho, A. sorcerer, wizard, Phoronis g. epōdos
pharmakeus kai sophistēs”
Revelation 18:24 And in her was found the blood of prophets, and of saints, and of all that were slain upon the earth. 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

And the sorcerer is:

"Applied to Persian priests or astrologers of Babylon. Pharmakos (g5333) an adjective signifying "devoted to magical arts," is used as a noun, "a sorcerer," especially one who uses drugs, potions, spells, enchantments, Rev 21:8, in the best texts (some have pharmakeus) and 22:15" Vine

pharmakos [v. ad fin.], o(, A. one sacrificed or executed as an atonement or purification for others, scapegoat, Hippon.5, al., Ar.Ra.733 (troch.), Ister 33; and, since criminals were reserved for this fate, a general name of reproach, Ar.Eq.1405, Lys.6.53, Call. in Diēgēseis ii 29, D. 25.80. [a_ Hippon. and Call., a^ Ar.Eq. l.c.; on the accent v. Hdn. Gr.1.150; “pharmakos” Did. ap. Harp.]

sophis-tēs , ou, ho, A.master of one's craft, adept, expert, of diviners, Hdt.2.49; of poets, “meletan sophistais prosbalon” Pi.I.5(4).28, cf. Cratin.2; of musicians, “sophistēs . . parapaiōn khelun” [harp made by Hermes to Apollon]
with modal words added, “hoi s. tōn hierōn melōn” Ael.NA11.1 [MELODY IN A RELIGIOUS PLACE]
of the Brakhmanes, Arr.An.6.16.5, [Josephus defining the background of the Jacob-cursed and god-abandoned Levites]
., a Sophist, i.e. one who gave lessons in grammar, rhetoric, politics, mathematics, for money,
2. sophist (in bad sense), quibbler, cheat3. later of the rhētores, Professors of Rhetoric, and prose writers of the Empire, such as Philostratus and Libanius, Suid.; “Apollōnidē sophistē” [Abaddon, Apollon]

All PLAY words are derived from striking, smiting or the word SOP. 

Beast or Therion is not an animal but A New style of Music or Satyric drama.

This organized and well-documented hand-holding of theologians with little need for Scripture invites telling the story and Church history of any kind of performance in The Church of Christ (the Rock).  This description begins before the Fall into Musical and Trinitarian Idolatry at Mount Sinai.

WHY WOULD PEOPLE USE THESE EXAMPLES AS A PATTERN WHEN GODLY PEOPLE WERE QUARANTINED TO THEIR LOCAL AND ISOLATED TOWNS?

Exodus 18 the Synagogue or Church of Christ.  The godly Jews always followed this pattern: A synagogue of at least ten families could Rest, Read and Rehearse the Word (only) of God (only) on the Sabbath days.  Sabbath was never God's day of worship but a day OF REST.  The people at Mount Sinai profaned the people's day with feasting, singing, playing instruments and playing with one another.  Romans One.  This story is told many times in the Old Testament.  Romans 9-11 proves that the musical idolatry proves that the Jews were not predestined.  1 Corinthians 10 calls it demon worship.

What became Churches of Christ were never "unioned" with the Disciples of Christ. Christian churches became the NACC in 1927 by secting out of the Disciples of Christ. This "census" issue was finalized in c. 1971 whereas Churches of Christ simply refused to be claimed and counted by the first census. 

Leading up to this debates and books launched attacks against those within the Disciples of Christ for not adding instruments.  Fraternal unity pretty much came to an end when the Standard sent

Proving the bonding of the once-Christian universities with the Christian Church Jeff Walling

See Robert Ballard and the case that sermon writers, singers, instrument players, actors or other STAFF beyond teaching that which has been taught are called PARASITES.

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Paul did not CORRUPT THE WORD which means "selling learning at retail" which means adultery.  Those who SELL the GIFT Simon Magus sought are also guilty of simony and are called prostitutes.

All buying and selling of credentials and magical books and music are guilty of Simony.

In Exodus 18 Moses is told how to divide the people down to as few as 10 families: a non-mercinary sub-elder was to teach them what they needed to know which was handed down to Moses from God.

Ex. 18:19 Hearken now unto my voice, I will give thee counsel,
        and God shall be with thee:
        Be thou for the people to Godward,
        that thou mayest bring the causes unto God:
Ex. 18:20 And thou shalt teach them ordinances and laws,
        and shalt shew them the way wherein they must walk,
        and the work that they must do.

Ex. 18:21 Moreover thou shalt provide out of all the people
able men,
        such as fear God, men of truth, hating covetousness;
        and place such over them, to be
        rulers of thousands,
        and rulers of hundreds,
        rulers of fifties, and 
        rulers of tens:

They were still under the only spiritual covenant made by God in Christ to Abraham and which never changed for the Godly people. TRUTH did not included the Book of the Law given because of transgression: that was rising up to PLAY on the REST day which was the musical idolatry of the Egyptian (etal) trinity of Osiris, Isis and Horus the neo-trinity of father, mother (spirit) and son.

Any time men begin to collectivize the masses will follow the most charismatic leader so that whatever the claim of "conventions" or "workshops" the Purpose Driven men as "intellectuals" will gain control over the "common Material."  Rick Atchley one of the agents of the NACC.

Atchley assured his audience that in this postmodern world people don’t get truth propositionally but through experience.

Of course, Rick Atchley is called in to give the EXPERIENCE while the Revelation Thesis rebukes him.  God is LOGOS or the Regulative Principle: He made Jesus to be both Lord and Christ and LOGOS.  The LOGOS (opposite to rhetoric, poetry or music) speaks in PROPOSITIONS and the experiences were acted parables intended to HIDE the LOGOS from The wise or Sophist clergy: sophists are rhetoricians, singers, players or actors.  Rick ACTS and rejects Propositional Truth. The Acting Up is not manly.

Matthew 27 The Mocked Him Saying Hail King of the Jews

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 27:28 And they stripped him, and put on him a scarlet robe.
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.

Empaizō , fut. to be deluded  II. sport in or on, “hōs nebros khloerais e. leimakos hēdonais” E.Ba. 866 (lyr.); tois khoroisin e. to sport in the dance, Ar.Th.975; “ gumnasiō” Luc.Lex.5.
-Prospaizτ2. abs., sport, jest3. laugh at, make fun or sport ofsing to the gods, sing in their praise or honour, 2. banter, tous rhκtoras

-Paizo dance, play a game,  4.play on a musical instrument, h.Ap.206: c. acc., Pan ho kalamo phthongapaizτn [played on a reed] Ar.Ra.230 ; dance and sing, Pi. O.1.16.5. play amorously, prosallκlous X.Smp.9.2 ; metatinosLXX Ge.26.8 ; of mares,  

Orgia sacrifices to Aphrodite: the Wrath Paul warned against.
Kukleo whirl round and round, encompass [Aristophanes  959] Chorus Let the chorus sing likewise and praise the Olympian gods in their pious transport. It's wrong to suppose that, because I am a woman and in this temple, I am going to speak ill of men; [966] but since we want something fresh, we are going through the rhythmic steps of the round dance for the first time.

To Pythian Apollo (Delphi) who is Abaddon or Apollyo.
HH 3 206 [1] O Lord, Lycia is yours and lovely Maeonia [180] and Miletus, charming city by the sea, but over wave-girt Delos you greatly reign your own self.

Leto's all-glorious son goes to rocky Pytho, playing upon his hollow lyre, clad in divine, perfumed garments; and his lyre, [185] at the touch of the golden key, sings sweet. Thence, swift as thought, he speeds from earth to Olympus, to the house of Zeus, to join the gathering of the other gods: then straightway the undying gods think only of the lyre and song, and all the Muses together, voice sweetly answering voice, [190] hymn the unending gifts the gods enjoy and the sufferings of men, all that they endure at the hands of the deathless gods, and how they live witless and helpless and cannot find healing for death or defence against old age.

Psallo OUTLAWS the Plektron
A.
anything to strike with: plēg-ē stroke or impression on the ears or eyes
heaven-sent plague,  of the ten plagues of Egypt,
1.
instrument for striking the lyre, plectrum,

Using the GUITAR pick is the MARK of Apollo, Abaddon, Apollyon and the Muses John called sorcerers.

Acts 16:16 And it came to pass, as we went to prayer,
a certain damsel possessed with a spirit of divination met us,
which brought her masters much gain by soothsaying:

G4436 Puthōn poo'-thone From Puthō (the name of the region where Delphi, the seat of the famous oracle, was located); a Python, that is, (by analogy with the supposed diviner there) inspiration (soothsaying): divination.

-puthiazτ , to be inspired by Apollo, prophesy, St.Byz. s.v. Puthτ.

-Puthτ Pytho, older name of that part of Phocis at the foot of Parnassus, in which lay the city of Delphi, Hom., etc. of Delphi itself, Pi.P.4.66, 10.4, Hdt.1.54, etc. (Acc. to the legend, derived from the rotting of the serpent, h.Ap.372.)
punthanomai , Od.2.315, etc.; poet. also peuthomai (q.v.): Ep. impf.

-Pind. P. 4 Today you must stand beside a beloved man, Muse, the king of Cyrene with its fine horses, so that while Arcesilas celebrates his triumph you may swell the fair wind of song that is due to the children of Leto and to Pytho, where once the priestess seated beside the golden eagles of Zeus, [5] on a day when Apollo happened to be present,

2 Peter 3 Marks of the End Time Mockers

THESE SELF-APPOINTED "UNIFIERS" SOW DISCORD WHEREAS INDIVIDUAL DISCIPLES OF CHRIST HAVE NO TROUBLE OBEYING THE COMMAND TO PREACH THE WORD BY READING THE WORD FOR COMFORT AND DOCTRINE.


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Of course, men like J. H. Garrison did not see the Restoration Movement as a way to restore the simplicity of the local church.

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."

He saw the need for unquestioning loyalty. He notes that:
"But there are
other ways in which some have been disloyal to this high ideal."
We come now to the consideration of the very latest of these efforts to give visible and tangible expression to the growing unity of the Church, for the double purpose of

utilizing this unity in the service of our common Master, and of
promoting a still closer unification of the religious forces of Christendom.

This began with state branches which would grow up to a "federation movement" of the world. Garrison established a set of rules to be followed in 1905. The first meeting was to occur in 1908 and "unity" was based on the high standard of 2/3 vote of the "in" members.

"In case this plan of federation is approved by two-thirds of the proposed constituent bodies the executive committee of the National Federation of Churches and Christian Workers, which has called this conference, is requested to call the Federal Council to meet at a fitting place in December, 1908.

That is, once the Restoration Movement ideal had taken place the only way to be loyal to the ideal and to Christ was for all churches to come under the same form of religious - political control.

THIS PAPER WILL LIST A FEW OF THE FLOOD OF SCRIPTURE FROM GENESIS TO REVELATION AND RECORDED HISTORY EXPLAINING WHY CHURCHES OF CHRIST HAVE NEVER AND WILL NEVER VIOLATE THE CLEAR COMMANDS, EXAMPLES AND INFERENCES.  THOSE WHO SEE QAHAL, SYNAGOGUE, EKKLESIA OR CHURCH OF CHRIST (THE ROCK) IN THE WILDERNESS AS A SCHOOL OF THE WORD HAVE NO TROUBLE.  IN THE WORDS OF THE CAMPBELLS CHURCH IS "A SCHOOL OF CHRIST."  JESUS CALLS US OUT OF THE WORLD AND WARNS AGAINST UNITING WITH THE WORLD FOR WHICH HE  REFUSED TO PRAY. 

        He said that God HIDES from the wise or sophists meaning self-speakers, singers, instrument players or actors. He called the Scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites: in the Ezekiel 33 version Christ names self-speakers, singers, instrument players and the audience. The hypocrites work for money and the audience listen to be entertained with singing and instrument players and maybe the self-speaker

THAT IS A RIGHT GIVEN BY GOD AND GUARANTEED BY THE FIRST AMMENDMENT.  WE UNDERSTAND THAT THE UNITY EXAMPLED AND COMMANDED BY JESUS CHRIST IS BASED ON "SPEAKING" THE SAME WORD GOD THE FATHER GAVE TO HIM BY HIS SPIRIT (BREATH) WITHOUT METRON OR METER.  That is validated by Jesus calling the Scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites: in the Ezekiel 33 version Christ marked self-speakers for hire, singers and instrument players.  This was His identifying mark of "nothing at all" those who attend for entertainment with no intention of obeying.

If you wish, you may pick those "instrument" passages for burning animals or children which God did not command. That is because of musical idolatry they had already been sentenced to captivity and death "beyond Babylon."

  1. There is no command, example or remote inference that God called the godly people into assembly for group singing with or without instruments.
  2. Scripture from Genesis to Revelation along with contemporaneous writers and historic scholars repudiate the Jewish-pagan use of instrumental machines as sourced ONLY from the Devil to silence the WORD LOGOS is defined as the REGULATIVE PRINCIPLE and is opposite to rhetoric, singing, instruments or dramatic performance.
  3. After the fall into musical idolatry at Mount Sinai and God turned the Levites over to worship the Starry host. Christ (the Rock) ordained the  Holy Convocation or Church in the wilderness for the godly people quarantined FROM the not-commanded sacrificial system. This was a Word-of-God assembly and outlawed "vocal or instrumental rejoicing" which excluded what we call sermonizing.  John Calvin's affirmation.
  4. God provided that Jesus as the LOGOS or REGULATING lord SPOKE the LOGOS MEANING REGULATIVE PRINCIPLE. This was delivered by God's BREATH (spirit) WITHOUT METRON: a word usually associated with musical melody.
          In agreement with that, there is no Biblical text written in METER because
    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 devotees, they have set their lies to melodies, rhythms and meters."
            In agreement with this, LOGOS is defined as the opposite of personal examples, poetry or music.
  5. The command is to "use one mind and one mouth" using "that which is written for our learning" and the "Comfort of the Scripture."
  6. This was so clear to EVERYONE that singing as an ACT to violate the command to use Scripture when imposed in the year 373 and split the east and west churches.
  7. Further proof: there was no congregational singing in church and no singing of the TEXT until after Calvin permitted some psalms (only) to be radically REwritten to fit a simple melody.  This was to be SUNG (only) and in UNISON (only). Melody as tunefulness belongs to the 19th century.
  8. The first attempt to JUSTIFY the split the Disciples-Christian churches was as late as 1878 when PSALLO was grasped to COMMAND instruments.  Of course, PSALLO has no musical content: if you SMITE a harp string with your FINGERS and never with a PLECTRUM you sound a note but do not make music.  Psallo and SOP have the same root meaning. You cannot psallo a wind or percussion instrument.
  9. Churches of Christ continued John Calvin's plea to RESTORE THE CHURCH OF CHRIST by removing everything not required to teach the word by men who gained their living by another profession. hire paid for panderism and sorcery.  John Calvin would have understood the LOGOS concept to be OPPOSITE of poetry or music and meaning the REGULATIVE PRINCIPLE.
    The church should be restored to true order, and its most corrupt condition reformed, according to the strict standard of the gospel
  10. Alexander Campbell denied that their COULD be unity before or following the 1832 handshake.  He knew that the Reformed Baptists held nothing in common with the Stoneites. And Barton may have boasted too soon, he denied that he could be united with the Campbell view.
  11. Therefore, the JUSTIFICATION for a hostile takeover is based on Churches of Christ refusing to be COUNTED as part of the "organ and society party" in 1906. This seems to be the unforgiveable sin.  The published papers deny people the right NOT to use instruments and the right to teach or preach the clear Biblical and historical practice. Robert Ballard: to refuse to PERMIT that which God Himslef has (P93) SAID TO USE is flagrant sin
  12. H. Leo Boles claimed some fraternal feelings up until 1849 but Alexander Campbell denied that there could be any unity which involved some organization before 1832. The handshake in 1832 was ridiculed by Campbell. After 1832 Campbell denied that there was or could be any unity.  When the Disciples-Christians fell into the William Miller return of Jesus in 1844, Campbell began to repudiate ANY literal millennium.

We have ever reason to suspect those who find positive commands for instruments while claiming that there is nothing in the Bible which denies their right to spread the instrumental gospel.

The PATTERN is defined by the Gift of Christ of vocational elders as the Pastor-Teachers over the flock which they have gathered: both presbyter and kerusso are defined as HERALDS who have no authority but to "teach that which has been taught." Athenian Law permitted no poetic, musical or philosopher person to serve as a HERALD: their fatal flaw was that they always changed the crucial message and always charged on the receiving end.

Christ in the wilderness defined the Church of Christ (the Rock) both inclusively and exclusively.  The synagogue quarantined the godly people to their isolated villages so that they could not attend the Cosmic Worship of the stars on the seventh day: both the seventh day for people to serve the clergy and the tithe were defined on clay tablets. 

An Ekklesia-Synagogue of Christ does not have A Pastor.
An Ekklesia-Synagogue of Christ does not have LEADERS other than vocational elders and deacons.
A Church of Christ does not have a STAFF which means Professionals to usurp the Body at work.
A Church of Christ does not engage in BUSINESS.
A Church of Christ's children do NOT pay temple taxes: Jesus paid them all
A Church of Christ does not have a source of lawful income to pay people to attend, in the words of Christ in Ezekiel, workshops of evil where it's prophets and prophesiers "seal words one from another" and go home to sell them as truth.  See Ezekiel 13 Women Prophesiers exercising authentia authority--both erotic and murderous.
A Disciple of Christ is commanded NOT to go out where people are claiming to be the kingdom: the kingdom of God is within you.
A Disciple of Christ attends a School of the Word (Christ, Jesus, Paul, Peter and the Campbells).
A kingdom of Christ or his church does NOT come with observation meaning religious services. Religious Observations are defined as Lying Wonders, impure religion or Lading the Burden Jesus died to remove.

THE MASSIVE EFFORT TO "TRANSISTION" PEACEABLE CHURCHES INTO USING INSTRUMENTS TO BE REMOVED FROM THE NEW CLASSIFICATION OF ANTI-INSTRUMENTAL.  Continuing to argue against the intrusion of instruments and speaking where the Bible speaks removes ALL barriers to taking the AXE to the position.

The Sand Creek congregation was probably one of the first transistion attempts: as soon as the new brick church was built the instrumentalists decided that they should gain ownership to impose instruments.  The Illinois Supreme Court decided: no, you cannot transistion other people's property to yourself.  After a couple of decades a church is built and financed by people who believed the "investment" ploy.  If somehow by witchcraft a preacher decides to get help to TRANSISTION it into a preplanned Christian Church in fact, and half of the owners are slowly forced to cast themselves out of their own 'synagogue' they why isn't this grand thief.  Madoff was sentenced to 150 years without any claim that he was working for the LORD.

Churches of Christ have never "joined" any organization: that is why Alexander Campbell never spoke of unity with the sects but unity within an individual congregation.  Most of the division happened within a given congregation.  Lard noted that MOST of the people were opposed--when it came up--to imposing the organ (only back then).  There would be unity within that congregation.  When someone with power IMPOSED the organ the congregation was split.  Lard and others advised them to yield up their property and move on.  The "split" therefore happened one congregation at a time and was always CAUSED by those who imposed instruments.  There was no split in 1906: splits happened in each congretation as soon as an instrument was imposed.  The history is that those who have "gone all the way" into instrumental thinking have always preached unity with the purpose of moving in instruments and moving out the owners.

The Confessed Attack
Lard's Quarterly, Volume  March 1864 These are now its spirit and law, and of course, no offense to it. But despite of even these, for now we care nothing for strife, nothing for the feelings of the brethren, we shall insist on the right both for self and others to introduce each for himself the instrument with which he can best conduct his worship. For the son of Mars, then, we claim the right to introduce the fife and the drum; and for the self the right to introduce, for I could never make music on anything else, but am capital on these, the Jews-harp, the tin-pan, and the barrel-head.
But what shall be done with such churches? Of course nothing. If they see fit to mortify the feelings of their brethren, to forsake the example of the primitive churches, to contemn the authority of Christ by resorting to will worship, to excite dissension, and give rise to general scandal, they must do it.   

With no right to speak at all, like J.W.McGarvey, Lard explained that they should leave.  Further fellowship was precluded because getting "close" was bound to get you taken captive.  That danger still exists.
Stark-Warlick Debate: One of the most remarkable and historic debates in which Warlick participated was with J. C. Stark, November, 1903, in Henderson, Tennessee, where the church had been taken over by the digressives and the instrument installed. J. C. Clark, of Christian Church fame, was campaigning in West Tennessee, literally bombarding the churches on the instrumental music issue, an innovation threat to all the churches of Christ west of the Tennessee River. Through the solicitation of two young professors who were notable in the effort to stay the tide of digression—A. G. Freed and N. B. Hardeman—Joe Warlick was brought from Texas to Henderson to debate Stark. This debate stopped the music movement and had it not been held then, the history of churches in West Tennessee would have been very different. This debate saved the church from being swept into the Christian church movement.

Stark: The whole thing comes from a devilish, domineering spirit, which, instead of worshiping God, has taken God's seat in judgment to control the praise others might bring  It is well enough to teach them: but "rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft and stubborness is as iniquity and idolatry." (1 Slam. 15:23) If taken as he is to the "city of gold," he would surely raise hell in heaven and make all "know and feel what it is to be there."
1 Sam 15:23 For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry.
        Because thou hast rejected the word of the Lord, he hath also rejected thee from being king.

-T. Maccius Plautus, Truculentus, or The Churl
STRATOPHANES (to PHRONESIUM.) What say you? Why have you dared to say that you love another man?
PHRONESIUM I chose to.
STRATOPHANES Say you so, indeed? I'll first make trial of that. Do you, for the sake of such a shabby present, vegetables, and comestibles, and vinegar-water, bestow your love upon an effeminate, frizzle-pated, dark-haunt frequenting, drum-drubbing debauchee, a fellow not worth a nutshell:

6 Is he deranged: "Hariolus." Literally, "a soothsayer," or "diviner." In their prophetic frenzy, these persons often had the appearance of being mad, and were so considered.
7 Drum-drubbing debauchee: "Typanotriba." Literally, "drum," or "tambourine beater." He alludes to the eunuch-priests of Cybele, who used to beat tambourines in her procession-probably in allusion to debauchees, emasculated by riot and dissipation

Clark consistent with the adoption of the Acts of the Shouting Methodists approves of what God condemne:

He says that Acts of Worship are singing, thanksgiving, dancing, shouting, hand clapping, leaping, playing singing etal

Gal 5:12 As for those agitators, I wish they would go the whole way and emasculate themselves! CHRYSOSTOM IDENTIFIES those who drive you out of your homeland:

That by lying about the Spirit OF Christ universal condemnation of music a the MARK of telling God to "Shut your face."

For they had compelled them to abandon their own fatherland, their liberty, and their heavenly kindred, and to seek an alien and foreign one; they had cast them out of Jerusalem which is above and free, and compelled them to wander forth as captives and emigrants.....But in truth neither the eye nor any other part of us is to blame, but the depraved will only.

But if you will not allow this, why do you not mutilate the tongue for blasphemy, the hands for rapine, the feet for their evil courses, in short, the whole body? 
For the ear enchanted by the sound of a flute hath often enervated the soul; and the perception of a sweet perfume by the nostrils hath bewitched the mind, and made it frantic for pleasure. Yet this would be extreme wickedness and satanic madness. Note 1.
O.E. Payne Foundational Document: But if it is a self-appointed commission, as I believe it is, I have as much right to offer suggestions as any one. If this commission is calling in O. E. Payne's book on the church-music question in order to destroy it, it is working on the right line, and I want to commend them; but if it is calling in these books in order to give them to others and thus continue their circulation, I suggest a change of name for the commission. It should be called "The Commission on Division" instead of "The Commission on Unity." I doubt whether one church in fifty in this country uses the instrument in their worship. If this book is circulated and read and changes no one, it could not assist in bringing about unity, because we already have unity on that question in most of the churches in these parts; but if it changes some one and makes him believe that he ought to have the instrument in worship, cannot this commission see that this would bring about division. The instrument would be forced into the worship by these new converts made by Payne's book, which would drive out those it did not convert, and thus we would have division instead of unity as a result of this work. Surely this commission could not hope to change every one on this question with this book and thus get every one wrong; but if it did not change all, but changed any, it would cause division instead of unity.

p 106-107 O. E. Payne 
433 B.C. Herodotus (I, 155)
This noted traveler  and scholar, known as the father of history," and who was, as well, "the father of geograypy," chronicles the conqueror's decree for keeping the people of vassal states in subjection--a method in vogue to this day:

     "and bid them train their sons to play the cithara and to play the  lyre  [psallein] and to keep shop."

That is, forbid them the use of arms or weapons of war, lest they rise in rebellion

 The truth:
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),
         and
singing (psallein),
        and shop-keeping (Hucksterism). [Corrupting the Word]
So wilt thou soon see them become WOMEN instead of men,
and there will be no more fear of their revolting from thee."

Croesus thought the Lydians would even so be better off than if they were sold for slaves, and therefore gave the above advice to Cyrus, knowing that, unless he brought forward some notable suggestion, he would not be able to persuade him to alter his mind. He was likewise afraid lest, after escaping the danger which now pressed, the Lydians at some future time might revolt from the Persians and so bring themselves to ruin.

Hucksters "corrupt the Word" meaning "selling learning at retail" which means prostitution if you sell your own body and words.

Rick Atchley used by the NACC and "handled" by David Faust and the "white paper" confessed AFTER "transistioning" or subverting HIS church--after the new building like at Sand Creek, changes his solemn promise but all along:

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 took your money, ha, ha, ha. But, we did not teach what we paid you to do. ha, ha, ha.

Amos 8:2  And he said, Amos, what seest thou?
        And I said, A basket of summer fruit. Then said the LORD unto me,
        The end is come upon my people of Israel; I will not again pass by them any more.

Amos 8:3 And the songs of the temple shall be howlings in that day, 
        saith the Lord GOD: there shall be many dead bodies in every place;
        they shall cast them forth with silence.
Amos 8:10
And I will turn your feasts into mourning, and all your songs into lamentation;
        and I will bring up sackcloth upon all loins, and baldness upon every head;
        and I will make it as the mourning of an only son, and the end thereof as a bitter day.

Amos 8:11 Behold, the days come, saith the Lord GOD,  
        that I will send a famine in the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water,
        but of hearing the words of the LORD:
Amos 8:12 And they shall wander from sea to sea, and from the north even to the east,
        they shall run to and fro to seek the word of the LORD, and shall not find it.

See the same story of wine, women and music causing the people to starve for lack of the Word

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!

Boasts Jeff Walling, without getting fired and losing the WIDOW'S PURSE. Ha! Ha! Ha!  It takes about 12 years and driving out half of the owners to boil a frog. The Religious Musical Performers are absolutely connected to women or homosexual males: Catamites or DOGS in Paul's warning.  The FRUITS are the same as those in Revelation 18 as agents of the Babylon mother of harlots;
Aristophanes Archarnians
DICAEOPOLIS
Peace, profane men! Let the basket-bearer come forward, and thou Xanthias, hold the phallus well upright.
  1. The maiden who carried the basket filled with fruits at the Dionysia in honour of Bacchus.
    kanēphoros: [pherτ] carrying a basket:-- Kanκphoroi, hai, Basket-bearers, at Athens, maidens who carried on their heads baskets containing the sacred things used at the feasts of Demeter, Bacchus and Athena, Ar. title of priestess, “k. theas Artemidos”
  2. The emblem of the fecundity of nature; it consisted of a representation, generally grotesquely exaggerated, of the male genital organs; the phallophori crowned with violets and ivy and their faces shaded with green foliage, sang improvised airs, call `Phallics,' full of obscenity and suggestive `double entendres.'
DICAEOPOLIS
        Xanthias, walk behind the basket-bearer and hold the phallus well erect; I will follow, singing the Phallic hymn; thou, wife, look on from the top of the terrace.Forward!

DICAEOPOLIS
Oh, Phales, [god of generation, worshipped in the form of a phallus]  companion of the orgies of Bacchus, night reveller, god of adultery, friend of young men, these past six years I have not been able to invoke thee.

"Philodemus 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.

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

Accordingly, nothing of value could be attributed to music; it was no more than a slave of the sensation of pleasure, which satisfied much in the same way that food and drink did.

"The trained musicians which eventually appear around the time of David and Solomon mark a distinctive change in the history of Jewish music. Before this time much of the music was made by women." (Zondervan Pict., Music p. 313).

In Romans 1 Paul repeats the warning about musical idolatry at Mount Sinai which led and leads to the stimulation of sexual impulses: medical science can measure your Worship Quotient now which HURTS before it AROUSES.
  Time Magazine Music on the Brain

Romans 2:21 thou therefore that teachest another, teachest thou not thyself?
        thou that preachest a man should not steal, dost thou steal?
Romans 2:22 thou that sayest a man should not commit adultery, dost thou commit adultery?
        thou that abhorrest idols, dost thou rob temples
?

Selling your own opinions or corrupting the Word by "selling learning at retail" is defined as PROSTITUTION.  Most "new style worship" (The BEAST, SERPENT sliding in like Carmen or music) has turned prophetically effeminate. 

The Late Roger Chambers last warning.
Roger Chambers repudiating Leroy Garrett founder of the falsehood of the Stone Campbell Movement and the earliest stealth agent supporting the NACC.   If you lie about all of the "instrument passages" in the God-abandoned Monarchy you may be TASKED to lead your flock back to Babylon.

-Aristotle Poetics [941a]   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 Hermes [son, and herald, of Zeus, and a master of speech and lies.] and Zeus, and an assessment shall be made of the penalty they shall suffer or pay.

Hermes is the FATHER of the New Hermeneutic which silences Jesus Plat. Rep 378 ff., Plat. Rep. 388 ff. Hermes is specially in mind, as notorious for his thefts and frauds; cp. Homer Iliad  

See Stone Campbell Hermeneutics John Mark Hicks

From the Church of Christ (the Rock) in the wilderness onward and without change, the command was to PREACH the WORD by READING the WORD for comfort and doctrine.  Anything beyond that is MAKING MERCHANDISE and selling the FREE water of the Word in violation of Christ's command in Isaiah 58 where WORD is defined as SPIRIT as in John 6:63

-Aristotle Poetics [941b] if convicted. Theft of property is uncivilized,
        open robbery is shameless: neither of these has any of the sons of Zeus practiced,
        through delight in fraud or force.
        Let no man, therefore, be deluded concerning this or persuaded
        either by poets or by any perverse myth-mongers into the belief that,
        when he thieves or forcibly robs (churches), he is doing nothing shameful,
        but just what the gods themselves do.1
                That is both unlikely and untrue;
                and whoever acts thus unlawfully is neither a god at all NOR A CHILD OF GODS ;
1 Cp.Plat. Rep 378 ff., Plat. Rep. 388 ff. Hermes is specially in mind, as notorious for his thefts and frauds; cp. Homer Iliad 5. 390; 24. 395, etc. [Hermes is the mark of the New Hermeneutic: based on lies]
Presbeutēs (elders) and kērux [preachers] are ambassadors: they GO and make up their own flock and do not STEAL them as a HIRELING.

A POET is a MAKER: he is Purpose Driven to add his WORKS to the Words of Christ.
Poi-ētēs , II.composer of a poem, author, “p. kōmōdias” Pl.Lg.935e; “p. kainōn dramatōn, tragōdiōn ktl.”
b.composer of music, Pl.Lg.812d. 2.author of a speech, OPPOSITE. deliverer of it, “p. logōn”

LOGOS is opposite your personal accounts, lecturing on morals, poetry, music, playing instruments, dancing, acting.
AND THE NACC AND PEPPERDINE USE RICK ATCHLEY TO JOINTLY LECTURE ON REVELATION
He will violate the LOGOS principle and use comedy to  IGNORE REVELATION 19
The BEAST in Revelation, like the SERPENT is defined as a Musical Enchanter(ess)

Hes. Th. 1 [5] But now, from the bow of the Muses who, shooting from afar, send a shower of such arrows of song as these on Zeus of the red lightning-bolt and on the sacred height of Elis, which once the Lydian hero Pelops [10] won as the very fine dowry of Hippodameia.
[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."
        of all men most advanced in lore, was trained by Phoebus (Apollo) and us,
the nine sisters (Muses)

These are the MUSES who along with the instrument players are called SORCERERS

RICK ATCHLEY WILL NOT EVEN BLINK AS HE SKIPS PAST THIS

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.

Boasts Jeff Walling, without getting fired and losing the WIDOW'S PURSE. Ha! Ha! Ha!

Rick Atchley interviewed by the Christian Standard
Rick Atchley: As minister of the Word at The Hills Church of Christ, Rick Atchley leads a congregation that has expanded to three campuses in the Greater Fort Worth, Texas, area and ministers to 5,000 people each weekend.
        The Hills has a background as an a cappella church of Christ,
        but has transitioned over the past few years to include instrumental worship in most services.

Jeff Walling: Of course, we always feel like this is the Golden Age. I don't feel like this is the Golden Age. I do feel like this is the virtual age of, of some kind of virtual reality in churches of Christ,

where things are happening so quickly around us.
Where the
TENSION level is zooming, as those who would call themselves part of the cutting edge,...

you know there's like lots of people out in our brotherhood who would like to take a cutting edge to the cutting edge. Do you understand what I'm talkin about here? I mean we've got the most sacred of cows being trodded through butcher shops all over this country in churches of Christ  How do I be cutting edge, and new WAVE avant garde (vanguard), and progressive,

without losing my job? and making everyone else in the congregation really irritated with me...
I have to wonder if
you're at a place in your ministry where you don't have to go to the church of Christ either.

Don't tell me follow you, just give me a map. Some of us think he did, that this is a diagnostic tool.
........... I don't need the leading of the Lord,
........... ........... I've got the Scriptures.
........... ........... It is my substitute for the leading of the Lord.

Jeff Walling another of the AGENTS used by the NACC   is interviewed about HOW to transistion a peaceable Church of Christ into an instrumental assembly

JOHN CALVIN ON CONTINUING REVELATION CLAIMED BY THE FANATICS.
Second Objection from the words of Paul as to the letter and spirit. The Answer, with an explanation of Paul's meaning. How the Spirit and the written Word are indissolubly connected.
1.The fanatics wrongly appeal to the Holy Spirit
Those who, rejecting Scripture, imagine that they have some peculiar way of penetrating to God, are to be deemed not so much under the influence of error as madness. For certain giddy men have lately appeared, who, while they make a great display of the superiority of the Spirit,
Dwaine E. Dunning: There are at least three ways to kill a tree.

You can poison it, or burn it. It might not survive if all the limbs were lopped off.
But men usually choose to kill a tree by
cutting down its trunk.
We take an axe or saw to it not far above the roots and "fell" that tree.

Likewise a system of doctrine may be destroyed in various ways. It might be poisoned (or sweetened in this case) by injecting a different spirit into those who hold the doctrine.

Or its various contentions may be individually or specifically refuted,
like
lopping off a tree's branches one by one.

After decades of failed "Unity Meetings" with the instrumental agenda, the NACC and a few in Churches of Christ have decided to LOP OFF brances one by one.

Unfortunately, this attempt at a Hostile Takeover is undertaken by people who simply will not read the radical association of instruments with "making the lambs dumb before the slaughter.  The AXE works only on a few Dupes whose agenda was to impose instruments but not revealed until the new Theater for Holy Entertainment is paid for.  John called them SORCERERS (The Babylon Mother) who HAD deceived the whole world and WOULD be cast alive into the lake of fire.

Paul silenced both male and female to guard against wrath or ORGY: the object was the sole role of A Church of Christ "that everyone be saved and come to a knowledge of the truth. PURE religious does not include IMpure religion: Gregory Nazianzen speaking for ALL RECORDED HISTORY prior to the Disciples about "authority.'

"Nor are these Thracian orgies, from which the word Worship (threskia) is said to be derived; nor rites and mysteries of Orpheus, whom the Greeks admired so much for his wisdom that they devised for him a lyre which draws all things by its music. [Why ALL music terms speak of enchantment or sorcery]

"Singing served as a means of inducing ecstatic prophecy (speaking in tongues).

Thus the essential relationship between music and prophecy can be clearly seen.
This relationship also explains why the expression for "
making music" and "prophesying" was often identical in the ancient tongues. origen contra celsum 8.67.
The Hebrew word
Naba signifies not only "to prophesy" but also "to make music." (Quasten, Johannes, Music and Worship in Pagan and Christian Antiquity, p. 39)

Nor the tortures of Mithras which it is just that those who can endure to be initiated into such things should suffer; nor the manglings of Osiris, another calamity honoured by the Egyptians; nor the ill-fortunes of Isis and the goats more venerable than the Mendesians, and the stall of Apis, the calf that luxuriated in the folly of the Memphites, nor all those honours with which they outrage the Nile, while themselves proclaiming it in song to be the Giver of fruits and corn, and the measurer of happiness by its cubits.

This is the UNIVERSAL understanding of the musical idolatry at Mount Sinai for which there was no redemption.

       as if they were playing in the market-place with boys or really ill-disposed men, [Romans 14]
       not engaged in discussion with men of sense,
       and worshippers of the Word,  [Romans 15 command]
       though despisers of this artificial plausibility.

Jesus assigned to the MARKETPLACE those who Piped hoping to get Jesus to lament and dance which was the Dionysus INITIATION into the Gay brotherhood.

A. Ralph Johnson: A Word of Caution

One difficulty with writing is, to accurately convey feelings. It is also difficult, when a subject affects millions of people in different ways, to speak to the needs of each without leaving others feeling pained that they have been lumped with the "bad guys." In citing arguments made against instrumental, I do not wish to imply that all anti-instrumentalists hold to all of them.

I recognize that most anti-instrumentalists are wise enough to reject many of the really outrageous ones. I do not wish to blame all for the folly of a few. Permit me also to explain that I use the term, "anti-instrumental" rather than "non-instrumental" or "a cappella brethren," because those two terms fail to fully express the essence of our situation.
 

       There are many who by preference, circumstance,
      
or for other reasons, do not use instrumental music
      
but do NOT believe that it is sinful.

One MAY by choice sing a-cappella.
        By "anti-instrumental" I mean those
       
opposed to religious use of instrumental music, as sinful.

I have no problem with those who simply prefer to sing unaccompanied.

The Levites were Instrumental Soothsayers or Sorcerers: they were to execute you if you came near any "holy" thing or into any "holy" place.  They LOST their inheritance because they were VIOLENT people.  Instrumental music in religion is called "Sacred Violence." If you lie about all of the "instrument" passages with a 12 year agenda to DIVERT the monies knowing that you will sow discord even among families, there is no reason to expect that they will not HURT them. Even so, they will NEVER respond to any Biblical evidence

Jesus called the Scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites: in the Ezekiel 33 Prophetic Type by the Spirit OF Christ.

Jameson Fawcett Brown notes: Vulgate translates, "They turn thy words into a song of their mouths." heart goeth after covetousness--the grand rival to the love of God; therefore called "idolatry," and therefore associated with impure carnal love, as both alike transfer the heart's affection from the Creator to the creature

And they come to thee, as if people were coming in, and my people sit before thee: and hear thy words, and do them not: for they turn them into a song of their mouth, and their heart goeth after their covetousness. Ezekiel 33:31 Latin

cantĭcum , i, n. cantus. I. Lit., a song in the Roman comedy, sung by one person, and accompanied by music and dancing; a monody
II. A song, in gen.: “chorus canticum Insonuit,” Phaedr. 5, 7, 25: “canticum repetere,” [laded burden] B. A magic formula, incantation

Clement of Alexander: "After having paid reverence to the discourse about God, they leave within [at church] what they have heard.

And outside they foolishly amuse themselves with impious playing, and amatory quavering (feminine vibrato), occupied with flute-playing, and dancing, and intoxication, and all kinds of trash. But now to pass from this to the shameless corruption of the stage. I am ashamed to tell what things are said; I am even ashamed to denounce the things that are done-the tricks of arguments, the cheatings of adulterers, the immodesties of women, the scurrile jokes, the sordid parasites,

Ezek. 33:32 And, lo, thou art unto them as [nothing more than niv]
        a very lovely [sensual] song of one that hath a pleasant voice,
        and can play well on an instrument:
        for they hear thy words, but they do them not.
Ezek. 33:33 And when this cometh to pass, (lo, it will come,)
        then shall they know that a prophet hath been among them.

Robert Ballard and the NACC:  To refuse to PERMIT that which God Himslef has (P93) SAID TO USE. To forbid their use, where God has  SAID TO USE THEM, as in Eph. 5:19 and Col. 3:16 is flagrant sin (Rev 22:18:19)
The level of violence has increased to say that GOD COMMANDS Instrument and if you do not obey you will be SINNING.  It is clear that the historic church is now in FLAGRANT SIN if they do not let the "infiltrators and diverters" to IMPOSE instruments.

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.

G1702 empaizō emp-aheed'-zo From G1722 and G3815 ; to jeer at, that is, deride:
Empaizō , fut. A.“-xomai” LXXHb.1.10: pf. empepaikha ib.Nu.22.29mock at, mock, “tini” Hdt.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 hēdonais” E.Ba. 866 (lyr.); tois khoroisin e. to sport in the dance, Ar.Th.975; “ gumnasiō” Luc.Lex.5. 
E.Ba. 866 Euripides, Bacchae ........OnLine Text
 
Chorus
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.
Empaiktκs , ou, ho,A. mocker, deceiver, LXXIs.3.4, 2 Ep.Pet.3.3, Ep.Jud. 18.
WILL SOMEONE--ANYONE--RAISE THEIR HANDS AND EXPLAIN WHY IT IS A FLAGRANT SIN NOT TO MOCK JESUS WHEN HE COMES TO BE OUR ONLY TEACHER WHEN THE ELDERS TEACH THAT WHICH HAS BEEN TAUGHT


This divisive attack will all be based on refusing to read the Biblical text beyond getting sermon outlines for which there is no Biblical role or dole.



As we prepare the future of Bible Lectures and Church Relations at Pepperdine, Mike Cope and I are committed to doing all we can to build a network around and supportive programs for these young preachers. Though they have freed themselves from sectarian constrains, many have chosen to stay with their churches. At least  for now. In the coming years, churches of Christ will need to respond, demonstrably, to the Restoration cry coming from this young generation and in so doing may restore their full role of influence in the unfolding Christian story.

The "sectarian" RACA words means that people who obeyed the commandment to do School of the Word where vocal or instrumental noise is outlawed from the wilderness onward simply REFUSE to be forced to begin something they, Scripture and historic scholarship, had never done.

A sectarian or HERETIC is defined when Paul outlawed SELF-pleasure in Romans 15 to enable the ONE PURPOSE of any assembly to "use one mind and one mouth to speak that which is written."  The Greek Areskos or Latin Placeo EXCLUDES all of the hypocritic arts and crafts EXCLUDED by Christ in Ezekiel 33 as self-speakers, singers and instrument players. In the sacrificial system the HERETIC was the priest who LIFTED UP the lamb to cut its throat: the musician who "made the lambs dumb before the slaughter" were called PARASITES.  Because Scripture and all historic Scholarship identifies the church ideal as APOSTOLIC it is deceptive and discording to claim that those who never in Scripture or recorded history saw music as part of the School of Christ are sectarian because they will not be FORCED to do it in order to be INCLUDED.

Pepperdine 2013 Annual Bible Lectures Mike Cope

Pepperdine University is bonded at the lips with the NACC having the same theme and using some of the same TRANSISTION team.

Rick Atchley USED by both the NACC and PEPPERDINE after perverting ALL of the "instrument" passages from the NACC White Paper and using David Faust as Facilitator:
        Rick Atchley Said that they took the youth to retreats where they heard lots of Christian instrumental music (an oxymoron).  He said WE TAUGHT OUR YOUTH TO LEAVE OUR MOVEMENT.  Rick Atchley will be part of the Pepperdine groupies how to mislead young preachers. This is THE definition of Sectarianism or Heresy and the Heretic in sacrificial systems was the "priest who lifted up the lambs to cut their throats."  Paul outlawed that heresy translated as SELF-pleasure which would continue to reproach Jesus or "expose His nakedness." The Latin is placeo which outlaws any thing that can create the lust of the eye, the lust of the ear or the lust of the "touch" created by instrumental vibrations.

Jeff Walling another of the AGENTS used by the NACC   is interviewed about HOW to transistion a peaceable Church of Christ into an instrumental assembly

Jeff Walling is aske
d "what does it take to make this change."  Jeff notes that after 15 years the "leaders" reached this discision to change Syle and Purpose with lots of difficulty "but do YOU think I am going to tell these people" meaning HOW we subverted the church.

It is not within the group of preachers and elders within churches of Christ to EVER, as a boast, INFILTRATE and turn your church into a "Theater for Holy Entertainment."  Why do you suppose there is such a BURDEN to try to force instruments when they speak of unity?

Of course, Jeff Walling lead the band by suggesting that Campus ministers who cannot CHANGE their congregation should LEAVE OUR MOVEMENT in 1995

His pioneer, Rick Atchley did it in only 12 years after promising that he would NOT do it: "But, that was then but this is now."

And YET, Jeff Walling said that He Taught entire old testament in one weekNo doubt he used the White Paper supplied by the NACC which was used in all CHANGES including an agent such as David Faust to hold hands.

See Lynn Anderson: Proofs for instrumental music in worship.

IT IS A PROVABLE FACT THAT THIS MASSIVE DISCORD IS BASED ON LYING ABOUT EACH BIBLE MENTION OF AN INSTRUMENT. That is true even when the Levites under the COMMAND of David made NOISE during the Burnt Offering which God did not command

IT IS A PROVABLE FACT THAT THESE NACC-PROOFS ARE FROM A NATION ABANDONED TO THE COSMIC WORSHIP OF THE STARS AND BEYOND REDEMPTION.

IT IS A PROVABLE FACT THAT EACH MENTION OF AN INSTRUMENT IS OF GOD-ABANDONED PEOPLE ENGAGING IN PAGAN SUPERSTITION.

IT IS A FACT THAT CHRIST SPEAKS ONLY THROUGH THE PROPHETS ALL OF WHICH RADICALLY CONDEMN INSTRUMENTS AS DEFACTO PROOF THAT PEOPLE WILL NOT LISTEN TO HIS WORDS.

Commercial religion began and will end in "Babylon."  God rescued Israel from Egypt by pure Grace and offered them The Book of The Covenant of Grace: this is the only spiritual covenant offered by God in Christ to Abraham.

Beginning: See Nimrod and the Babylonian Musical Worship Team aroused again in Revelation 17 )
Ending:      NACC 2013 Revelation 19-20 conveniently skipping chapters 17-18

Looking backward Moses will record Jacob cursing the Levites as killers and warn people NOT to covenant nor assemble with them.  LEVITE is more than descendants of Levi and that is why as instrumental soothsayers or sorcerers they had NO INHERITANCE in Isreal.  They were "burnt" priests of infant burning in Egypt and in Jerusalem.

                Moloch.Trumpets.Drums.Original.gif

The people refused to hear God and demanded a human mediator. They would be blind and deaf until The Lion of the Tribe of Judah came.  Their refusal to LISTEN let them assume that God was SILENT.  While they were refusing to listen God commanded the REST (sabbath) on the first day of the week: this was the antithesis of the Babylonian "worship" rituals where the laity served the clergy.

While god was PROHIBITING any disturbance on the REST day to be devoted to Rest, Reading and Rehearsing the Word. That is what the never-musical commands to Speak that which is written for our learning and MEDITATING (Mele not MELOS) IN the heart.

These virtual Egyptians rose up in musical idolatry. The Book of the Law was given to legislate for the lawless and the nation was sentenced BEYOND BABYLON which meant no return or no redemption.  Musical idolatry of the triad was WITHOUT redemption because it told God then and now that "We will NOT listen to your word."

THE SIN WITHOUT REDEMPTION AND THE GREAT DIVIDE AT MOUNT SINAI

You have to follow Moses and do a Flash Back to explain the DESTINY of those who had gone beyond redemption back to Babylon because they choose to entertain themselves (the only effect of music called sorcery) which was the natural delusion of those who REFUSED to listen to God.  This was a Prophetic Type to be repeated about now where the Babylon Mother of Harlots (Revelation 17) rises again using the effeminate as speakers, singers and instrument players.  John said that THEY had deceived the whole world therefore the SOUNDS of the wind, string and percussion instruments would MARK their removal as A Church of Christ along with the LAMPS or the "seven spirits of Christ" (Isaiah 11) all forms of divine knowledge.  The next event is that they are or will be cast alive into the Lake of fire because they are SORCERERS.  Another Prophetic Type by the Spirit OF Christ in Isaiah 30 (more below) is that the wind, string and percussion instruments are the SOUNDS of God driving His enemies into "Hell."

APPARENTLY NOT VISIBLE--AS PROMISED--TO THOSE WHO SEE GODLINESS AS A MEANS OF FINANCIAL GAIN OR OCCUPATION--THE SCRIPTURES IS FILLED WITH  PROPHETIC TYPES AND

PROPHETS MADE MORE CERTAIN BY JESUS OF NAZARETH.
FOR INSTANCE:

Genesis 3:1 Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden?

Naga and Nagana: the Serpent Musicians.
Adam Clark: The Serpent Genesis 3
Notes on Serpent and Devil Worship
Notes on Serpent and Devil Worship TWO

Remembering that after the musical fall from grace at Mount Sinai Moses their sentence "beyond Babylon" was conditional but God knew that they would never cease worshiping the Serpent.  Josephus claims that the Jacob-cursed and God-abandoned Levites were Brahmin.  They were fire and sun worshipers even in Egypt where their instrumental noise accompanied the burning of infants to Molech.

(3) Chamman ("sun-image") chamman, the King James Version "images," "idols"; the Revised Version (British and American) "sun-images" (Leviticus 26:30; 2 Chronicles 14:5; 34:4,7; Isaiah 17:8; 27:9; Ezekiel 6:4,6):

This worship may originally have come from Babylonia, but the reverence of the sun under the name Baal-hamman had long been common in Palestine before Joshua and the Israelites entered the country. These sun-images were probably obelisks or pillars connected with the worship of some local Baal. The chariot and horses of the sun, mentioned (2 Kings 23:11) as having an honored place at the western entrance of the Jerusalem Temple, represented not a local but a foreign cult. In Babylonian temples, sacrifices were made to the sun-chariot, which seems to have had a special significance in time of war (Pinches, HDB, IV, 629; see also CHARIOTS OF THE SUN).

Nachash "snake, serpent" with nshk "bite" provides a link between two verses in Amos speaking of the impossibility of escape Amos 5:19 and 9:3 - nachash often either carries overtones of the serpent in Eden (Gen 3) or of the mythology of Canaanite cultures (Is 27:1).

Nashak (h5391) naw-shak'; a prim. root; to strike with a sting (as a serpent); fig., to oppress with interest on a loan: - bite, lend upon usury.

"The verb nachash always means to enchant, fascinate, bewitch; or of one having and using occult knowledge. See Gen. 30:27; 44:5, 15. Lev. 19:26. Deut. 18:10. 1Kings 20:33. 2Kings 17:17; 21:6. 2Chron. 33:6. So also is the noun used in Num. 23:23; 24:1."

Chapter XI.-How Great are the Benefits Conferred on Man Through the Advent of

Contemplate a little, if agreeable to you, the divine beneficence.

The first man, when in Paradise, sported free, because he was the child of God but when he succumbed to pleasure (for the serpent allegorically signifies pleasure crawling on its belly, earthly wickedness nourished for fuel to the flames), was as a child seduced by lusts, and grew old in disobedience; and by disobeying his Father, dishonoured God.

Such was the influence of pleasure. Man, that had been free by reason of simplicity, was found fettered to sins. The Lord then wished to release him from his bonds, and clothing Himself with flesh-O divine mystery!-vanquished the serpent, and enslaved the tyrant death; and, most marvellous of all, man that had been deceived by pleasure, and bound fast by corruption, had his hands unloosed, and was set free.

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. [Eve, or ZOE, the Mediatrix, was honored because the serpent taught her feminine knowledge

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.

Genesis 3.1  sed et serpens erat callidior cunctis animantibus terrae quae fecerat Dominus Deus qui dixit ad mulierem cur praecepit vobis Deus ut non comederetis de omni ligno paradisi

Serpo , of things, to move slowly or imperceptibly, to creep along, proceed gradually,
Of disease, etc.: “si ulcus latius atque altius serpit,” gradually spreads, “serpentes quasdam (bestias), quasdam esse gradientes,”  “chamaeleon,
 Fire: “exsistit sacer ignis et urit corpore serpens,” slowly spreading,  canam, qui leniter
(cf.: “sermones Repentes per humum,”
A creeping LOUSE

The newest song which the singers have, (Odyssey)...
"they will be afraid that he may be praising, not some new songs, but a
new kind of song; and this ought not to be praised, or conceived to be the meaning of the poet; for any musical innovation is full of danger in the whole State, and ought to be prohibited. 
"So Damon tells me, and I can quite believe him; he says that when modes of music change, the
fundamental laws of the State always change with them..." 
        "Then," I said, "our guardians must lay the foundations of their fortress in music?"
        "Yes," I replied, 'in the form of amusement: and at first sight it always appears harmless
'."
        (The Great Dialogs, Plato, Classic edition, p. 312)

The BEAST in Revelation means "a new style of music or drama." And assuredly when people tamper with the music they MEAN to change the laws.

lēnis , I. soft, smooth, mild, gentle, easy, calm. sensus judicat dulce,
dulcis  II. Trop., agreeable, delightful, pleasant, charming, soft, flattering.
“orator,” Cic. Off. 1, 1, 3; cf. “of orators or writers,” “carmen,” id. 12, 10, 33: “poλmata,” Hor. A. P. 99
carmen , a tune, song, air, lay, strain, note, sound, both vocal and instrumental
“per me (sc. Apollinem) concordant carmina nervis
Christ marked the king of Tyre as "lucifer" which He identified as a "singing and harp-playing prostitute in the garden of Eden." So the anti-God morning star is prophetically identified as the enemy of the LOGOS or true Day Star.  LOGOS is identified as the REGULATIVE PRINCIPLE.

Apollo is Abaddon or Apollyon: his musical worship team or muses are marked in the literature as dirty adulteresses, John calls them SORCERERS and says they will be cast alive into the Lake of Fire.
Quint. Inst. 12 10.33 Consequently the Greek language is so much more agreeable in sound than the Latin, that our poets, whenever they wish their verse to be especially harmonious, adorn it with Greek words.

Pŏēma , a composition in verse, a poem. Poλsis est perpetuum argumentum e rhythmis, “scribere,
THE SERPENT AS MUSICAL ENCHANTER(ESS) IS WISE BUT GOD HIDES FROM THE WISE OR SOPHISTS: SPEAKERS, SINGERS, INSTRUMENT PLAYERS, DANCERS, ACTORS

Callĭdus , a, um, adj. calleo, I.that is taught wisdom by experience and practice, shrewd, expert, experienced, adroit, skilful:  “in disputando,” Quint. 12, 2, 14
In reference to art, excelling in art, skilful, Hor. S. 2, 3, 23 — -sŏno

dis-pŭto ,
“isti in eo disputant, Contaminari non decere fabulas,”
Contamino [Chalal or polluting the Rest means play the flute, steal other people's property, pollute or prostitute]

fābŭla , “poλticae
1. Most freq., a dramatic poem, drama, play (syn.: “ludus, cantus, actio, etc.): in full, fabula scaenica,” Amm. 28, 1, 4; “or, theatralis,
atque carminibus non a veritate modo,
Prov.: Lupus in fabula (like the Engl., talk of the devil, and he will appear), of a person who comes just as we are talking about him
THE SERPENT OR BEAST IS
Herpō , herpein es muthon, pros ōdas, Id.Hel.316, Cyc.423 ;
herpon tois odousi thērion an animal that walks on its teeth, 
Theiron or Beast is a New Style of Music of Drama suddenly attacking.
ēnthon, etc., “eis to hieron
Even a Levite was to be executed if he entered, sang or played in a holy place.
Muthos  2. public speech, “m. andressi melēsei” Od.1.358; “muthoisin skoliois” 
muthoisi kekasthai to be skilled in speech, Opposite LOGOS
LOGOS includes the Regulative Principle: is the opposite of singing, poetry or music.
Muthos , ho, A.word, speech
2. public speech, “m. andressi melēsei” Od.1.358; “muthoisin skoliois [crooked race]
either of a story which never comes to an end, or of one told to those who do not listen, 

EXODUS 15 Miriam as the prototypical usurping women prophesied with an instrument: she is said to have been a SOOTHSAYER or SORCERER 

-Exodus 15:[20] sumpsit ergo Maria prophetis soror Aaron tympanum in manu egressaeque sunt omnes mulieres post eam cum tympanis et choris

God will afflict Miriam with leprosy when she claims to speak for God.  The first meaning of prophet in the PAGAN sense meant a charismatic, musical performer.  All dramatic performance is INTERPRETATION which is, according to Paul, just speaking in tongues.
-Prophe-ta  I. a foreteller, SOOTHSAYER prophet... oraculorumque interpretes, sacerdotes Aegyptiorum, quos prophetas vocant, [Priestess of Egpt prophetess call out] Aegyptius, propheta primarius

PHRASE: Aegyptius, propheta primarius 1.  Aegyptius,
2.  Prophetai
3.  Primarius I. one of the first, of the first rank, chief, principal, excellent, remarkable,
primarius parasitus,

Tympanotriba , ae, m., = tumpanotribκs,
I. a taborer, a timbrel-player, a term of reproach for a soft, effeminate person (alluding to the priests of Cybele), Plaut. Truc. 2, 7, 49; cf. tympanum.

T. Maccius Plautus, Truculentus, or The Churl
STRATOPHANES (to PHRONESIUM.) What say you? Why have you dared to say that you love another man?
PHRONESIUM I chose to.
STRATOPHANES Say you so, indeed? I'll first make trial of that. Do you, for the sake of such a shabby present, vegetables, and comestibles, and vinegar-water, bestow your love upon an effeminate, frizzle-pated, dark-haunt frequenting, drum-drubbing debauchee, a fellow not worth a nutshell

6 Is he deranged: "Hariolus." Literally, "a soothsayer," or "diviner." In their prophetic frenzy, these persons often had the appearance of being mad, and were so considered.
7 Drum-drubbing debauchee: "Typanotriba." Literally, "drum," or "tambourine beater." He alludes to the eunuch-priests of Cybele, who used to beat tambourines in her procession-probably in allusion to debauchees, emasculated by riot and dissipation

Luke 7:32 They are like unto children sitting in the marketplace, and calling one to another, and saying, We have piped unto you, and ye have not danced; we have mourned to you, and ye have not wept.

Părăsītus , i, m., = parasitos, lit. one who eats with another; hence, I. In gen., a guest (pure Lat. conviva): parasiti Jovis, the gods, Hence, parasitus Phoebi, a PLAYER. actor, II. In partic., in a bad sense, one who, by flattery and buffoonery, manages to live at another's expense, a sponger, toad-eater, parasite
    -Comically, of a whip: ne ulmos parasitos faciat, that he will make his elm-twigs stick to me like parasites, i. e. give me a sound flogging, he tutelar deity of parasites was Hercules,
Plaut. Curc. 2, 3, 79.

Exod 32:6 And they rose up early on the morrow,  and offered burnt offerings, and brought peace offerings; 
        and the people sat down to eat and to drink, and rose up to play

Ludo  A. To sport, play with any thing, to practise as a pastime, amuse one's self with any thing, B. To sport, dally, wantonly  Esp., to play on an instrument of music, to make or compose music or song: quod tenerae cantent, lusit tua musa, puellae, “carmina pastorum,” “ludere opus,” to imitate work, make believe work,

"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).

 "We know that all of the Israelites brought Egyptian gods and practices with them and it is not far-fetched to think that Miriam, who had not yet been exposed to the Covenant, was part of the consciousness-altering rhythms and which was part of a priestly myth-play brought to destructive consummation at Mount Sinai as the golden calf was called back into action.

This "rising up to play" involved eating, drinking, nakedness and musical worship. The goddess, Hathor, is the best candidate for the Mother Goddess of the Mount Sinai idolatry. Here priestesses or prophetesses were highly trained with musical instruments, cultic songs and be able to join in the religious dance.

"Music and drugs were co-consiprators in religious ecstasy. They may have used some product of the sycamore fig which both intoxicated and induced an altered state of consciousness. The ergo of barley was well known. Anton Marks
 
"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)

Deuteronomy 32 also defines the musical idolatry at Mount Sinai Deut. 32:17 They sacrificed unto devils,

The Qahal, synagogue, ekklesia or Church of Christ (the Rock) was to quarantine the godly people FROM the pagan "worship" rituals intending to seduce and fleece the poor.

Deut. 32:1 Give ear, O ye heavens,
        and I will speak; and hear, O earth,
        the words of my mouth.
Deut. 32:2 My doctrine shall drop as the rain,
        my speech shall distil as the dew,
        as the small rain upon the tender herb,
        and as the showers upon the grass:
Deut. 32:3 Because I will publish the name of the LORD:
        ascribe ye greatness unto our God.
Deut. 32:4 He is the Rock, his work is perfect:
        for all his ways are judgment:
        a God of truth and without iniquity,
        just and right is he.
1Sa 1:3 And this man went up out of his city yearly to worship and to sacrifice unto the LORD of hosts in Shiloh.
         And the two sons of Eli, Hophni and Phinehas, the priests of the LORD, were there.
1Samuel 2:1 And Hannah prayed, and said, My heart rejoiceth in the LORD, mine horn is exalted in the LORD:
        my mouth is enlarged over mine enemies; because I rejoice in thy salvation.
1Samuel 2:2 There is none holy as the LORD: for there is none beside thee: neither is there any rock like our God.
1Samuel 2:3 Talk no more so exceeding proudly; let not arrogancy come out of your mouth: for the LORD is a God of knowledge, and by him actions are weighed.

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. 

Provoco To call out, challenge to a game. invite one to any thing (as to play, sing, drink, fight, etc.)
Plautus, Curculio 2, 3, 75 “aliquem cantatum,” Ter. Eun. 3, 1, 53

Canto I. Neutr., to produce melodious sounds (by the voice or an instrument), to sound, sing, play (class. in prose and poetry; manum histrioni, in comedy, to sing and play while the actor accompanies the song with gestures or dancing, Liv. 7, 2, 10;

JOB DEFINING MUSIC IN THE OLDEST BIBLICAL ACCOUNT OF FERTILITY RITUALS: HOLY SEX

Knowest thou not this of old, since man was placed upon earth, Job 20:4
       
that the mirth (triumphing religious festival) of the wicked is brief,
        the joy of the godless lasts but a moment. Job 20:5
hupo-kri^tēs , ou, ho,
I. interpreter or expounder, “tēs di' ainigmōn phēmēs” Pl.Ti. 72b; “oneirōn” Luc.Somn.17, etc.
II. in Att., one who plays a part on the stage, actor, Ar.V.1279, Pl.R.373b, Chrm. 162d, Smp.194b, X. Mem.2.2.9, etc.
2. of an orator, poikilos hu. kai perittos (of Dem.) Phld.Rh.1.197 S.; one who delivers, recites, declaimer, “epōn” Tim.Lex. s.v. rhapsōdoi; Poikilos an ever changing song.
That the triumphing of the wicked is short, and the joy of the hypocrite but for a moment? Job 20:5  You strum away on your harps like David and they have regarded them as abiding, not as fleeting pleasure." Amos 6:5 LXX
God then defines the short-lived mirth or musical religious festivals by asking: Wherefore do the wicked live, become old, yea, are mighty in power? Job 21:7 
        Their
seed is established in their sight with them, and their offspring before their eyes. Job 21: 8
        Their
houses are safe from fear, neither is the rod of God upon them. Job 21: 9
        Their
bull gendereth, and faileth not; their cow calveth, and casteth not her calf. Job 21: 10
        They send forth their little ones like a flock, and their children dance. Job 21: 11
        They
take the timbrel and harp, and rejoice at the sound of the organ. Job 21: 12
tympănum
 
A. Esp., as beaten by the priests of Cybele, by the Bacchantine females,
B. Trop., a timbrel, etc., as a figure of something effeminate, enervating: “tympana eloquentiae,” Quint. 5, 12, 21:
        They spend their days in wealth, and in a moment go down to the grave. Job 21: 13  (Fact proven:)  
        Therefore
they say unto God, Depart from us; for we desire not the knowledge of thy ways. Job 21: 14
        What is the Almighty, that
we should serve him?
                and
what profit should we have, if we pray unto him? Job 21: 15
Lo, their good is not in their hand: the counsel of the wicked is far from me. Job 21: 16

How oft is the candle of the wicked put out and how oft cometh their destruction upon them! God distributeth sorrows in his anger. Job 21: 17

They are as stubble before the wind, [SPIRIT] and as chaff that the storm carrieth away. Job 21: 18 God layeth up his iniquity for his children: he rewardeth him, and he shall know it. Job 21:19 His eyes shall see his destruction, and he shall drink of the wrath (bottles of poison) of the Almighty. Job 

ISAIAH 3 THE ABSOLUTE PROPHECY BY CHRIST:

Isaiah 3:4 And I will give children to be their princes, and babes shall rule over them.
Isaiah 3:4 et dabo pueros principes eorum et effeminati dominabuntur eis

        dominabuntur Ruler,
        MARK Women or the Effeminate as  oratio,
        MARK Women or effeminate who are consilium the person who forms the purpose, 
        MARK Women or the effeminate who Teach Over  aedĭfĭco  in a religious sense, to build up,
      instruct, edify.

Isaiah 3:12 As for my people, children are their oppressors, and women rule over them.
        O my people, they that lead thee cause thee to err, and destroy the way of thy paths.

Mŭlĭer as a term of reproach, a woman, i. e. a coward, poltroon: arbĭtror to make a decision,
give judgment or sentence: OR mŭlĭĕro, to make womanish, render effeminate

Boys: -Effeminoto make womanish, effeminate, to enervate: “fortitudinis praecepta“illa elocutio
res ipsas effeminat,
”  “mollis, luxuriosus, dissolutus): ne quid effeminatum aut molle sit,”
Cic. Off. 1, 35, 129
; cf. id. Tusc. 4, 30: “intolerabile est servire impuro, impudico, effeminato, 
“illa elocutio res ipsas effeminat,” Quint. 8 prooλm. § 20.— ēlŏcūtĭo  I. Transf., in rhet. lang., oratorical delivery, elocution; “furialis illa vox, religiosis altaribus effeminata,”that submits to unnatural lust: “pathicus,” Suet. Aug. 68;
Cic. Planc. 35.86 When no one knew what were the feelings of those men who by means of their armies, and their arms, and their riches, were the most powerful men in the state, then that voice,    
    rendered insane
by its infamous debaucheries,

    made effeminate by its attendance on holy altars,
    kept crying out in a most ferocious manner that both these men
         and the consuls were acting in concert with him.
Needy men were armed against the rich,  abandoned men against the good, slaves against their masters.
Rĕlĭgĭōsus Eccl. Lat., of or belonging to the clergy, clerical (opp. saecularis)
Per-sŏno    A. To sound through and through, to resound: “cum domus cantu et cymbalis personaret,” Cic. Pis. 10, 22: “ut cotidiano cantu vocum et nervorum et tibiarum nocturnisque conviviis tota vicinitas personet,”
A.  To fill with sound or noise, to make resound
B.  To make a sound on a musical instrument, to sound, play: “citharā Iopas Personat,” “cymbalis,” Vulg. 1 Par. 16, 5: “buccinis,” 
C. To sound or blow upon an instrument (post-class.): “personavit classicum,” gave the signal for attack,
        Histrio, stage-player, actor, mimus, II. Transf., a boaster: “histrionis est parvam rem attollere,”
                ragoediarum histrionis,  Hilarus comoediarum histrio,
        Scaena, 1. Of a place like a scene of a theatreVerg. A. 1, 164.—, display of eloquence.
Outlawed in Romans 15 so that everyone can "use one mind and one mouth" to teach "that which is written for our learning or Scripture.
Isaiah 3:5 And the people shall be oppressed, every one by another,
   and every one by his neighbour:
   the child shall behave himself proudly against the ancient, and the base against the honourable.

Tŭmultŭor
, Esp. of oratory, to storm, rant, talk at random, etc
Per-turbo “clamore perturbari  confused visions, perverted truths: “reliquos

ISAIAH 4 THE PROTECTION OF A CHURCH OF CHRIST:  A Church of Christ is A School (only) of Christ (only) which INTENDED to guard against the Feminine-Effeminate invasion
Isaiah 4: 6 And there shall be a tabernacle for a shadow in the daytime from the heat, 
        and for a place of refuge [
covert], and for a covert from storm and from rain.

Umbrācŭlum
, i, n. umbra 
I. any thing that furnishes shade).
Lit., a shady place, bower, arbor, Varr. R. R. 1, 51, 2; Cic. Fragm. ap. Macr. S. 6, 4; Verg. E. 9, 42
II. A sunshade, parasol, umbrella, Ov. F. 2, 311; id. A. A. 2, 209; Mart. 14, 28, 1
        ē-rŭdĭo . to free from roughness, brought to perfection
        I.to polish, educate, instruct, teach (freq. and class.; cf.: doceo, edoceo, praecipio, instituo).
        En en paidotribou, en kitharistou, at the school of Ar.Nu.973,


You cannot be a SCHOOL as Safe House from all of the changing of money and sellers of sick lambs unless you have rest (Pauo: stop the speaking, singing, playing, panic). LIBERTY is not the clergy's right to IMPOSE but liberty is FREE from Clergy other than Jesus and then ONLY when the elders teach that which HAS BEEN TAUGHT for our learning and COMFORT.

Eph. 5:26WEB That he might sanctify and cleanse it
        with the washing of water
        [INTO] the word,   (In Verbo, En, Eis) into the Word or School of Christ
        Into Converto , epistles of a writer, to be occupied in,  Into —In eccl. Lat., to convert to Christianity, etc.: “
        aliquem ad fidem Christi,”


Plat. Theaet. 206a Socrates But would you not rather accept the opposite belief, judging by your own experience when you were learning to read?
Theaetetus
What experience?
Socrates
In learning, you were merely constantly trying to distinguish between the letters both by sight and by hearing, keeping each of them distinct from the rest, that you might not be disturbed by their sequence when they were spoken or written.
Theaetetus
That is very true.
Socrates
And in the music school was not perfect attainment
Sunoida , pf. with pres. sense, 1pl.Isoc.3.59, LXX Jb.27.6, 1 Ep.Cor.4.4; suneidotes hautois with full consciousness
2. conscience, “hupo suneidotos eparrēsiazeto agathou” Paus.7.10.10, cf. Hld.6.7, Alciphr.1.10.5, Chor.p.38 B.  cf. 
II. share the knowledge of something with somebody, to be implicated in or privy to it,
Isoc. 3.[59] Emulate, not those who have most possessions, but those who in their hearts know no evil; \for with such a conscience one can live out his life most happily. Do not imagine that vice can profit more than virtue, and that it is only its name which is uglier; but consider that even as are the names which things have received, so, also, are their qualities. 
1Peter 3:21 The like figure whereunto even baptism doth also now save us (not the putting away of the filth of the flesh, but the answer [request for]  of a good conscience toward God,) by the resurrection of Jesus Christ:
suneidēsis , eōs, , A.knowledge shared with another, tōn algēmatōn 2. communication, information, heurēseis s.
4. consciousness, awareness
Sēcūrĭtas , ātis, f. securus,
I.  freedom from care, unconcern, composure.
“vacandum omni est animi perturbatione,
“securitas inaffectatae orationis,” quietness văcātĭo , ōnis, f. vaco,
I.a being free from a duty, service, etc.; freedom, exemption, immunity; a freeing, exempting, dispensation
(b). With ab: “a causis vacatio,” Cic. Leg. 1, 4, 11: “ab belli administratione,” Liv. 23, 32, 15: “ab opere,” Col. 6, 14, 3: “a sacerdotio,” [priestly observations] Gell. 1, 12, 7
(g). With quominus: “vacationem augures, quominus judiciis operam darent, non habere,” Cic. Brut. 31, 117

REST or Freedom from:
săcerdōtĭum , ii, n. 1. sacerdos, rĕlĭgĭo,
I.the priesthood, the office or dignity of priests, the sacerdotal office
ISAIAH 8 LEVITE MUSIC WAS "A COVENANT WITH DEATH AND HELL."
Isaiah 8:19 And when they shall say unto you,
        Seek
unto them that have familiar spirits,
        and unto wizards that peep, and that mutter:
        should not a people seek unto their God? for the living to the dead?
[19] et cum dixerint ad vos quaerite a pythonibus et a divinis qui stridunt in incantationibus suis numquid non populus a Deo suo requirit pro vivis a mortuis

-strīdō  to make a shrill noise, sound harshly, creak, hiss, grate, whiz, whistle, rattle, buzz: stridentia tinguunt Aera lacu, V.: cruor stridit, hisses, O.: belua Lernae Horrendum stridens, V.: horrendā nocte (striges), O.: mare refluentibus undis, V.: aquilone rudentes, O.: videres Stridere secretā aure susurros, buzz, H.

H7442 rβnan raw-nan' A primitive root; properly to creak (or emit a stridulous sound), 2. tremulous sound of a mast or pole "Shaken by the wind" also the sound of a torrent. Vibrate the voice TRILL which is the WOMEN'S sound of Halal above.

-cantus , ūs, m. id., 2. With instruments, a playing, music: “in nervorum vocumque cantibus,” Cic. Tusc. 1, 2, 4; id. Rosc. Am. 46, 134: “citharae,” Hor. C. 3, 1, 20: “horribili stridebat tibia cantu,” Cat. 64, 264: “querulae tibiae,” Hor. C. 3, 7, 30:
B. An incantation, charm, magic song, etc.: cantusque artesque magorum. Ov. M. 7, 195; 7, 201: “at cantu commotae Erebi de sedibus imis Umbrae ibant,” Verg. G. 4, 471: “magici,”
-pŏētĭcus , a, um, adj., = poiētikos,
I.poetic, poetical: “verbum,” Cic. de Or. 3, 38, 153: “non poλtico sed quodam oratorio numero et modo,” id. ib. 1, 33, 151: “di,” represented by the poets,
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. p. 214 P. (Trag. v. 152 Vahl.): “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.: “verae numerosque modosque ediscere vitae,” moral harmonies, Hor. Ep. 2, 2, 144
The familiar spirit is a dry, empty wineskin. It serves as the echo chamber of the nebel which means 'VILE.' It has the same meaning as the harp and the sounding gongs in 1 Cor. 13.

The Wizzard is one who thinks that they can hear the Word of God "beyond the sacred page."  John called them sorcerers because they used rhetoric, singers and instrumentalists to STEAL the Word and money from others Yiddeoniy (h3049)

yid-deh-o-nee'; from 3045; prop. a knowing one; spec. a
conjurer; (by impl.) a ghost: - wizard.

"In Isa 8:19 the 'obhoth and yidh'onim are spoken of those who 'chirp and mutter.' These terms refer to the necromancers themselves who practiced ventriloquism in connection with their magical rites. In Isa 29:4 it is said 'Thy voice shall be as an 'obh, out of the ground.'... They are stamped in these passages, as in the Witch of Endor narrative, as deceivers practising a fraudulent art. By implication their power to evoke spirits with whom they were in familiar intercourse is denied." (Int Std Bible Ency., ency, p. 690)

H178  ’τb obe From the same as H1 (Ab, Ab, Lord, Lord sayers: apparently through the idea of prattling a father’s name); properly a mumble, that is, a water skin (from its hollow sound); hence a necromancer (ventriloquist, as from a jar):—bottle, familiar spirit.

Pȳthon ,, I. the serpent slain, according to the myth, near Delphi by Apollo, who was fabled to have been called Pythius in commemoration of this victory, Ov. M. 1, 438;
Isaiah 8:20 To the law and to the testimony:
        if they speak not according to this word,
        it is because there is no light in them.
ISAIAH 14 THE KING OF BABYLON WAS AN AGENT OF LUCIFER

Isaiah 14:11 Thy pomp is brought down to the grave, and the noise of thy viols:
        Ghe 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:

carmen , ĭnis, n. (old form cas-men , Varr. L. L. p. 86 Bip.) [Sanscr. ηasto 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 [Abaddon, Apollyon] and since he communicated oracles in verse, god of poetry and music,
           presiding over the Muses
-infernus , a, um, adj. infer,
I. lower, that which lies beneath (mostly poet. and postAug.)

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.
amplĭfĭcātĭo , ōnis, f. amplifico, I.a widening; hence,
I. An extending, enlarging, increasing (perh. only in Cic.): “pecuniae,” Cic. Div. 2, 14, 33: “rei familiaris,” id. Off. 1, 8, 25Trop.: “honoris et gloriae,” Cic. Off. 2, 12, 42
II. In rhet. t. t., an exaggerated description of an object, an amplification, Auct. ad Her. 2, 30; Cic. Part. Or. 15; Quint. 2, 5, 9; 5, 10, 99; v. amplifico, II.

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!
Isaiah 14:13 For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I
         will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation,
        in the sides of the north:
Isaiah 14:14 I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High.
Isaiah 14:15 Yet thou shalt be brought down to hell, to the sides of the pit.

-lūcĭfer , fĕra, fĕrum, adj. lux-fero, I. light-bringing: “itaque ut apud Graecos Dianam, eamque Luciferam, sic apud nostros Junonem Lucinam in pariendo invocant,” Cic. N. D. 2, 27, 68: “pars Lunae,” Lucr. 5, 726: “equi,” the horses of Luna, Ov. H. 11, 46: “manus,” i. e. of Lucina, id. ib. 20, 192Poet., bringing safety, Prud. Psych. 625.— Hence, II. Subst.: Lūcĭfer , fĕri, m.  

-Phōsphor-os (parox.), on, poet. phaosphoros Lyr.Adesp. in PLit.Lond.51.5, phaesphorosCall.Dian.204, etc.:—

A. bringing or giving light, “Heōs” E.Ion1157; ph. astēr, of Dionysus at the mysteries, Ar.Ra.342ph. peukai” Id.Fr.599; aiglē, Ēmar, Orph.A.1246, “Eukhē” 24. (lyr.); “

"Lucifer, the son of the morning," who was the pretended enlightener of the souls of men. The name Lucifer, in Isaiah, is the very word from which Eleleus, one of the names of Bacchus, evidently comes. It comes from "Helel," which signifies "to irradiate" or "to bring light," and is equivalent to the name Tithon. Now we have evidence that Lucifer, the son of Aurora, or the morning, was worshipped in the very same character as Nimrod, when he appeared in his new character as a little child.

As Ninus or Nimrod, was worshipped as the son of his own wife, and that wife Aurora, the goddess of the dawn, we see how exact is the reference to Phaethon, when Isaiah, speaking of the King of Babylon, who was his representative, says, "How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning" (Isa 14:12). The marriage of Orion with Aurora; in other words, his setting up as "The kindler of light," or becoming the "author of fire-worship," is said by Homer to have been the cause of his death, he having in consequence perished under the wrath of the gods.

That Phaethon was currently represented as the son of Aurora, the common story, as related by Ovid, sufficiently proves. While Phaethon claimed to be the son of Phoebus, or the sun, he was reproached with being only the son of Merops--i.e., of the mortal husband of his mother Clymene (OVID, Metam.).

  ISAIAH 23 Lucifer the Singing and Harp Playing prostitute
Isaiah 23:15 And it shall come to pass in that day, that Tyre shall be forgotten seventy years, according to the days of one king: after the end of seventy years shall Tyre sing as an harlot.

How does one sing as a harlot:

Isaiah 23:16 Take an harp, go about the city, thou harlot that hast been forgotten;
        make sweet melody, sing many songs, that thou mayest be remembered.
Isaiah 23:17 And it shall come to pass after the end of seventy years, that the LORD will visit Tyre, and she shall turn to her hire, and shall commit fornication with all the kingdoms of the world upon the face of the earth.
ISAIAH 30 INSTRUMENTS MARK GOD DRIVING HIS ENEMIES INTO HELL

Must ye always rejoice, and go into my holy places continually, as they that keep a feast? and must ye go with a pipe, as those that rejoice into the mountain of the Lord, to the God of Israel Isaiah 30:29 LXX

and the Lord shall make his glorious voice to be heard and the wrath of his arm, to make a display with wrath and anger and devouring flame: he shall lighten terribly, and his wrath shall be as water and violent hail. Isaiah 30:30 LXX

For by the voice of the Lord the Assyrians shall be overcome, even by the stroke where with he shall smite them. Isaiah 30:31 LXX

And it shall happen to him from every side, that they from whom their hope of assistance was, in which he trusted, themselves shall war against him in turn with drums and with harp. Isaiah 30:32 LXX

For thou shalt be required before thy time: has it been prepared for thee also to reign? nay, God has prepared for thee a deep trench, wood piled fire and much wood: the wrath of the Lord shall be as a trench kindled with sulphur. Isaiah 30:33 LXX

"We may understand a thing as spoken generally, even when it requires a certain special interpretation to be given to it. For some things spoken with a special reference contain in them general truth.

When God admonishes the Isrealites of their duty, or sharply reproves them,
        He has surely a reference
to all men;

when He threatens destruction to Egypt and Ethiopia,
       
He surely pre-condemns every sinning nation, whatever.

If, reasoning from species to genus, every nation that sins against them is an Egypt and Ethiopia; so also, reasoning from genus to species, with reference to the origin of shows, every show is an assembly of the wicked.

JEREMIAH 15 CHRIST'S ROPHECY OF THE BEAST

Jeremiah 15:2 And it shall come to pass,
        if they say unto thee, Whither shall we go forth?
        then thou shalt tell them, Thus saith the LORD;
        Such as are for death, to death;
        and such as are for the sword, to the sword;
        and such as are for the famine, to the famine;
        and such as are for the captivity, to the captivity.

Jeremiah 15:3 And I will appoint over them four kinds, saith the LORD:
        the sword to slay,
        and the dogs to tear,
        and the fowls of the heaven,
        and the beasts of the earth,
        to devour and destroy.

-Besta 2.As a term of reproach (cf. belua and our beast): “mala tu es bestia,” Plaut. Bacch. 1, 1, 21; -Pl. Poen. 5.5.—And, humorously, of the odor of the armpits (cf. ala and caper. cappella), Cat. 69, 8 II. Transf., as a constellation, the wotf, Vitr. 9, 4 (7)
cănis (cănes , Plaut. Men. 5, 1, 18; id. Trin. 1, 2, 133;
B. “bestiarum vocabulum proprie convenit leonibus, pardis et lupis, tigribus et vulpibus,
a. A shameless, vile person, Plaut. Most. 1, 1, 40; Ter. Eun. 4, 7, 33
2. As the regular designation of the hangers-on or parasites of an eminent or rich Roman; a follower, dog, creature:
a. Tergeminus, i. e. Cerberus. Ov. A. A. 3, 322; id. Tr. 4, 7, 16; “called also viperius,” id. Am. 3, 12, 26: “Tartareus,” Sen. Herc. Fur. 649: “triformis,” id. Herc. Oet. 1202: Echidnaea. Ov. M. 7, 409; cf.: “infernae canes,” Hor. S. 1, 8, 35; Verg. A. 6, 257; Luc. 6, 733. ——
Trĭformis , e, adj. ter - forma,
I. having three forms, shapes, or natures; threefold, triple, triform (poet.): “Chimaera,” Hor. C. 1, 27, 23: “canis,” i. e. Cerberus, Sen. Herc. Oet. 1202: “Geryon,” id. Agam. 841: All pagan god heads were trinitarian.
diva, i. e. Diana, who was also Luna and Hecate, Hor. C. 3, 22, 4; called also triformis dea,
Ov. M. 7, 94: “mundus, because composed of air, earth, and water,” id. ib. 15, 859

Pl. Bac. 1.1 Note: Your Bacchanalian den: "Bacchanal" was properly the place where the Bacchanalia,  or orgies, were celebrated. He styles them "Bacchantes," and their house a "Bacchanal," in allusion both to their names and their habits

7 Mischievous serpent: "Mala tu's bestia." Literally, "you are an evil beast;" which sounds harsh to an English ear, even when applied to such an animal as Bacchis. Bacchanet minister of Bacchus.
Baccha  Mainas or Thuias,
I. a Bacchanet, a female attendant of Bacchus, who, in company with Silenus and the Satyrs, celebrated the festival of that deity with a raving madness carried even to insensibility, and with hair loose and flying wildly about, to initiate into the festivals of Bacchus, Mūsa , ae, f., = Mousa, II. mousa, as Appellat., music, song, “m. stugera” A.Eu.308 DAUGHTERS: Always Daughters whatever the gender.
13 A soft cloak: It was the custom at entertainments for the revellers to exchange their ordinary clothes for fine vestments, elaborately embroidered.
Jer 15:16 Thy words were found,
        and I did eat them; and

        thy word was unto me the joy

        and rejoicing of mine heart

              for (because) I am called by thy name, O Lord God of hosts.

The Word was Christ's joy or gaudĭum  was inward joy, joy, gladness, delight ratione (rational Logos) and  dicitur (spoken)

This was OPPOSITE of laetĭtĭa , I. joy, esp. unrestrained joyfulness, gladness, pleasure, delight (cf.: gaudium, hilaritas), another outbreak of joy. Of speech, sweetness, grace: “laetitia et pulcritudo orationis, Bacchus,,” to be transported with joy,

IN the -membrum , Not in the members of the human body:

Jeremiah 4.4[4]  Circumcise yourselves to Yahweh, and take away the foreskins of your heart, you men of Judah and inhabitants of Jerusalem; lest my wrath go forth like fire, and burn so that none can quench it, because of the evil of your doings.
1Cor. 4:5 Therefore judge nothing before the time, until the Lord come, who both will bring to light the hidden things of darkness, and will make manifest the counsels of the hearts: and then shall every man have praise of God.

But 4. Of the Church of Christ: “singuli autem alter alterius membra,” Vulg. Rom. 12, 5; cf. “the context: membra sumus corporis ejus,” i. e. Christ's, id. Eph. 5, 30.

Romans 12:1 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that YE present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God,  which is your reasonable service.  
         tēn logikēn latreian humōn:
        
Rătĭōnābĭlis , e, adj. ratio (post-Aug.; = rationalis, which is in better use),
          I. reasonable, rational: he pure milk of reason, id.
       1
Pet. 2, 2: “sententia vera et rationabilis,”
Romans 12:2 And be not conformed to this world:  but be ye transformed
(metamorph-oō ) by the renewing of your mind,
        that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable,
        and perfect, will of God.
Romans 12.[5] so we, who are many, are one body in Christ, and individually members one of another.
IN THE HEART  Cor feeling (poet.): “videas corde amare inter se,” from the heart, cordially,
b.  Cordi est alicui, it lies at one's heart, it pleases, is pleasing, agreeable, or dear:
B. (cf. Cic. Tusc. 1, 9, 18) as the seat of wisdom, understanding, heart, mind, judgment,
Jer 15:16 Thy words were found,
and I did eat them; and
thy WORD was unto me the joy
sermo prose as opposed to poetry, verba inculcantes   to impress
Verba
translation of logos,

Eph. 5:17 Wherefore be ye not unwise,
      but understanding what the WILL of the Lord is.
Eph. 5:19
Speaking [
lŏquor tone of conversation]
to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs,
logos
, Vulg. Joan. 1, 1; id. 1 Joan. 5, 7; id. Apoc. 19, 13. [Opposite of poetry or music]

and rejoicing [ludo]
of mine heart: [Cor, Corde
singing and making melody
      IN your heart to the Lord
;
for I am called by thy name,

O Lord God
of hosts. [not starry host]
Eph. 5:20 Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father
 
in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ
Jer 15:17 I sat not
in the assembly [to procure favor]
of the mockers,
      [
to play on an instrument of music, to make or compose music or song:]

nor rejoiced; [boast, take glory]
Eph. 5:6 Let no man deceive [Wholly Seduce: Eve]
you with vain words:

for because of these things cometh the
wrath [orgy] of God upon the children of disobedience. [Apistos: refused to be baptized]

Eph. 5:7 Be not ye therefore
partakers [synagogue-church] with them.
I sat alone because of thy hand:
for thou hast filled me with indignation.
Eph. 5:8 For ye were sometimes darkness, but now are ye light in the Lord: walk as children of light:
Jeremiah 15:18 Why is my pain perpetual, and my wound incurable, [plaga]

which refuseth to be healed? wilt thou be altogether unto me as a liar,


Mendacium
lie, untruth, falsehood, a fable, fiction opposite historic truth Poet a maker, contriver, trickster, scenā performer  oratores  versĭfĭcātor ,

and as waters that fail?

in-fĭdēlĭter
, faithlessly, perfidiously, infidel, NOT “Christiani,
Eph. 5:9 (For the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness and righteousness and truth;)
Eph 5:10 Proving
[inspect, judge] what is acceptable unto the Lord.
Ephesians 5:11 And have no fellowship
[share]
with the unfruitful works [cultūra , 2. Of religious worship]
of darkness, [tĕnē^brae  “occultare et dissimulare appetitum   
          voluptatis,
” măgus carmen [music] artes [craftsman]

but rather reprove them.
Rĕd-argŭo  to disprove, refute, confute, contradict

Ephesians 5:12 For it is a shame
turpis  effeminato viro [semen] -lĭgo to bind to external things
even to speak of those things which are done of them in secret. occŭlo

Hear Christ defining the CENI in Jeremiah 23

Jer 23:17 They say still unto them that despise me,
        The Lord hath said, Ye shall have peace;
        and they say unto every one that walketh
        after the imagination of his own heart,
        No evil shall come upon you.

Despise tthe Word of God:
Blasphēmo , āre, ak profanely of sacred things, “eis theous” Pl.R.381e; offer rash prayer I.  = blasphēmeō (eccl. Lat.), to revile, reproach, Vulg. 1 Par. 20, 7; God and divine things, to blaspheme: “Christum,” Prud. Apoth. 415: “nomen Domini,” Tert. adv. Jud. 13 fin.; Vulg. Lev. 24, 11; id. Matt. 9. 3; 26, 65.
2. speak ill or to the prejudice of one, slander, “peri tēs emēs diatribēs”

I have heard what the prophets said, that
prophesy lies in my name, saying,
        I have dreamed, I have dreamed. Jeremiah 23: 25
How long shall this be in the heart of the prophets that prophesy lies?
        yea, they are prophets of the deceit of their own heart; Jeremiah 23: 26
Which think to cause my people to forget my name by their dreams, w
        hich they tell every man to his neighbour,
        as their fathers have forgotten my name for Baal. Jeremiah 23: 27

Is not my WORD like as a fire? saith the Lord;
        and like a hammer that breaketh the rock in pieces? Jeremiah 23: 29
Therefore, behold, I am against the prophets,
        saith the Lord, that steal my words every one from his neighbour. Jeremiah 23: 30
Lipscomb University Promotes Jesuit Retreats and using YOUR IMAGINATION to interpret Scripture.
Reclaiming the Imagination:
The Exodus as Paradigmatic Narrative for Preaching

This conference proposes that WE allow the worlds imagined
        in the essential biblical narratives
        to dramatically shape our preaching and lives.
We believe that preaching reconstitutes biblical paradigms when it engages Scripture’s vision
    by REpresenting what is absent and making present what is inaccessible to the end that followers of God will live into a God-shaped reality.
Notes from God about ungodly imagination.
We identify biblical paradigms [Patterns] through the emphases Israel and the church gave them or by the claims made by the texts themselves.

What Paul calls “of first importance” and Jesus describes as “weightier” suggest a hierarchy of values--that some parts of Scripture have greater claim than others. These pivotal texts which echo through Scripture should craft the Christian experience as well.   See note of first.

With a vision deeply rooted in biblical studies and a homiletic that seeks to live in the world Scripture envisions, this year we ask:
    What claims on our lives does the Exodus narrative imagine?

Join us as we move into this world with the desire that our preaching, our lives, and the congregations we serve might better engage the essential realities.
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Lipscomb University lists the experts they do not give the denominational background. They defacto agree with the false doctrine of those teachers.

When a group turns to music, drama, visions and imagination it is a frantic effort to restore Mother Goddess Worship.. That is why rhetoric is defined as effeminate along with singing and music.
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.
For those still attached to the masculine WORD of God John warns us of the mother of harlots (Revelation 17) who uses the lusted after "fruits" as rhetoricians, singers and instrument players. John calls them sorcerers who HAD deceived the whole world.  The musicians or Muses are the dirty adulteress "musical worship team" working for Apollo, Abaddon or Apollyon.

THE RISE OF MOTHER GODDESS WORSHIP

In warning against women and the outbreak of wrath or orgy, Paul markes the priests of Cybele who were emasculated and even had a sex reassignment before jethey could qualify.  Therefore, the quest for the VISIONS and IMAGINATION is the clear MARK of a total taking capture of a church or once Christian university.

Lynn Anderson and Rubel Shelly have followed the feminists and Lesbian Methodists in their revisioning or reimaging of the church: they claim that they have new SPETACLES.

Karen Armstrong, in A History of God, shows how the pagan clergy attempted to neutralize the One God Who was spoken of as male:
"God lay beyond 'gender' but, as in the Enuma Elish, each pair of emanations consisted of a male and female--a scheme which attempted to neutralize the masculine tenor of more conventional monotheism. Each pair of emanations grew weaker and more attenuated, since they were getting even further from their divine Source." (p. 95)
Speaking of the mystics, Armstrong showed how the new, gender-neutral gods are to be worshipped:
"This God is to be approached through the imagination and can be seen as a kind of art form, akin to the other great artistic symbols that have expressed the ineffable mystery, beauty and the value of life.
 
Mystics have used music, dancing, poetry, fiction, stories, painting, sculpture and architecture to express this Reality which goes beyond concepts." (P. 396)
Lynn Anderson: The mind-set of the times threatens to strip our faith of symbols, rituals, dramas, mystery, poetry, and story,
which say about life and God what logic and reason and rationalism can never say. See Volkism
Guided Imagery:
David Hunt, in his two books, The Seduction of Christianity (1985) and Beyond Seduction (1987), first chronicled the influence of Carl Jung's ideas in the modern church. He wrote of Agnes Sanford whose visualization techniques are founded in
     shamanistic practices of the occult and
    who expressed pantheistic beliefs similar to those held by Carl Jung.
The Vineyard Christian Fellowships, headed by John Wimber, are heavily involved in the use of imagination, visualization, and inner healing. There has been criticism that to a large extent allowing God to "guide the imagination" has been placed on a level equal to the authority of the Bible, which has created a great deal of confusion. David Hunt, (p. 174 Seduction of Christianity

John was literate and understood Hesiod and we understand the meaning of the LOCUSTS as the Muses of Revelation.

[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."
David Lipscomb Still speaks for the OWNERS: All service in his kingdom not ordained by him, all organizations not builded by him, not commanded in his word, are without the seals of his blood, are unsanctified and defile the temple of God.

The letter to the Hebrews x: 28, further declares, "He who despised Moses' law died without mercy under two or three witnesses. Of how much sorer punishment, suppose ye, shall he be thought worthy, who hath trodden under foot the Son of God, and hath counted the blood of the covenant, wherewith he was sanctified, an unholy thing, and has done despite to the Spirit of grace." [45]

To despise Moses' law was to turn from the law given by Moses and sealed by the typical blood, to service not so given. He who turns from the appointments given by the Son of God, sealed by his blood, revealed and confirmed by the Spirit of God,  or places upon equality with them as service to God the acts and institutions of man's wisdom, tramples under foot the authority of Jesus Christ, and makes it nothing. 

For if man's wisdom can guide into the service of God, it is as good as the wisdom of God. So to make services based on the opinions of man, not sealed by the blood of Christ, a part of the worship of God, is to place them upon equality with the blood-sealed appointments of Jesus Christ and the wisdom and authority of man on equality with the wisdom and authority of God. To do this is to count the blood of Christ which seals the covenant, unholy--that is, without sanctifying efficacy. If service in the ways based on man's opinions, unsealed by the blood of Christ, is acceptable to God, it is equal to that service rendered through the blood-sealed appointments, hence the blood is of no avail, it is unholy, and does not consecrate or sanctify the service sealed by it.

To serve God in ways based on the opinions of man, is to turn from the Spirit, is to refuse to be led by the Spirit, and is to place his teachings on a level with the teachings of God. Hence the seal of the blood and the teachings of the Spirit are of no value. To introduce or observe a service based on the opinions or wisdom of man, is to trample under foot the Son of God, despise his authority, count the blood of the covenant wherewith he was sanctified an unholy thing, and do "despite unto the Spirit of Grace." Those who thus treat the law of him who speaks from heaven, will receive a punishment much sorer than those who rejected the law of Moses.  

David Lipscomb continues: "As an example, the Spirit of God said,

"Christians [46] must
speak to themselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your hearts to the Lord."

Here is Divine requirement for singing.
   This comes to us as the direction of the Spirit [the Word] sealed with the blood of Christ.
    Man's opinion introduces an organ.

When an organ is introduced into the worship  it is placed on equality with the singing.
    It is really placed above it,
    and over-rides and supersedes it.

But say it is there as a part of the service of God.  It stands on equality with the appointments of God.

The authority of the Spirit and the blood of Christ go for nothing--they are not needed to render the service acceptable, since the organ without the authority of God and the blood of Christ, is acceptable.

If any service not authorized by the word of God, not sealed by the blood of Christ, is acceptable to God---then that authority and blood are not needed to render any service acceptable, and to introduce those not authorized and sealed
   is to declare the sanction of the Spirit and the seal of the blood .are not needed--not holy--do not sanctify.

It is equally true of institutions in which we serve God.
   The churches of Christ, local and distinct,
are ordained by God--
sealed by the blood of Jesus, and given us by the Spirit of God, for the purpose
   of saving and elevating men and honoring God.

To accept these and work in them, is to
honor their author and to show an appreciation of the blood that seals them, and it is to follow the Spirit of God.

To organize other institutions upon the opinion or judgment of man, through which to work,
is to declare man's judgment equal to the wisdom of God,
    it is to declare the sanctifying power of the blood, not needed, or it is to ignore that there is sanctifying power in the blood and to set at naught the teachings of the Spirit.
 
This is to trample under foot the Son of God, to count the blood of the covenant unholy--without sanctifying power, and thus [47] to set at naught or do despite to the Spirit of Grace.

This is true of all service
based on the authority of man's opinions or judgment.

The
pastor distinct from the eldership, is added as a matter of opinion.

This opinion of man becomes equivalent to or above the order of God,
.which ordains the elders as the teachers.
..
The pastorate becomes more important than the eldership. .It degrades the authority that ordains the eldership for the church.  Again, the Lord ordained that his church should be carried forward by free gifts, honestly gained, cheerfully given by his children. This has the sanction of the Spirit, and is sealed by the blood of Christ.

Men on their opinions hold festivals, fairs and frolics, to entice men, for fleshly gratification, to give their money, and this is brought into the temple of God, on an equal footing with that contributed according to the direction of God. This is to trample under foot the Lord Jesus Christ, to count the blood of the covenant unholy, of no value, and it is to do despite to the Spirit of Grace.

These things are properly defined "fads, fancies, preferences, based on opinion and nothing but opinion." To introduce them into the worship or church of God, is to make man's opinion a basis and rule of action for the church, and a fad or fancy or human opinion, equal to a blood-sealed ordinance of God. This is to place man's opinion on an equality with the word of God. This is to degrade the authority of God, to trample under foot the Lord Jesus and his authority, to count the blood of the covenant unholy, of no value, and to reject the teachings of the Holy Spirit.

Because Israel rejected The Book of The Covenant of Grace and IMAGED the musical idolatry of Egypt, God truned them over to worship the starry host (Acts 7 etal).  The Book of The Law regulated the Lawless and the Monarch, Monarchy, Sacrifices, Exorcising "music" and Temple was NOT for God but for a GOYIM or pagan worship to which God abandoned them.

Ex. 20:4 Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth: 

When you GRAVE the image of your own heart on sermons and songs you have fallen into idolatry of your own mind. You have also violated direct commands to "speak that which is written" and of the elders to "teach that which has been taught." There was no imagination allowed in connection with the Word of God.


EZEKIEL 8 Women INSIDE the Temple restoring the INANNA (Ishtar, Astarte) worship while the men held the first sun-rise service BOWING to the Sun and turning their bacck on God.

Ezek. 8:4 And, behold, the glory of the God of Israel was there,
        according to the vision that I saw in the plain.
Ezek. 8:5 Then said he unto me, Son of man, lift up thine eyes now the way toward the north.
        So I lifted up mine eyes the way toward the north,
        and behold northward at the gate of the altar this image of jealousy in the entry.

Morris Silver:  Some commentators consider hmqnh to be a later gloss to clarify the meaning of "image of jealousy." But how does it clarify? I propose the translation "seat of the commercial agent." It is well known that, for reasons of economic efficiency, ancient temples were commercial centers (see ESoA, Chap. 1). The rage of Ezekiel and his circle at the presence of a commercial agent in the courtyard of the Temple would be explained by their well-documented loathing for commercial life... This line of interpretation finds support in the LXX and Old Latin versions which may be translated as "statue/image of the trader/buyer." [acquire, buy, produce and procreate.

Torczyner suggests that the compound term sha mala was transmitted from Assyrian (not Babylonian) into Hebrew as semel, with sh being pronounced as s. Thus, again, the "image of jealousy" whose presence in the sanctuary enraged Ezekiel was a businessman, not an idol.
  Ezekiel 13 WHY THE CHURCH OF CHRIST MAY HAVE GONE UNDERGROUND--INTO THE WILDERNESS--TO ESCAPE MEN MAKING MERCHANDISE AND WOMEN "MAKING SOULS FLY" AND BE CAPTURED.

Likewise, thou son of man, set thy face against the daughters of thy people, which prophesy out of their own heart; and prophesy thou against them, Eze 13:17

And say, Thus saith the Lord God; Woe to the women that sew pillows (seductive suggestion) to all armholes, and make kerchiefs upon the head of every stature to hunt souls Will ye hunt the souls of my people, and will ye save the souls alive that come unto you? Ezekiel13:18

The Pythia (priestess) of the Greek oracle at Delphi often went into an ecstatic state during which she uttered sounds revealed to her by the python (the snake, the symbol of resurrection), after drinking water from a certain spring.

Her "words" were then interpreted by a priest to help a suppliant find a way to avoid calamities, especially death. In primitive religions, ecstasy was a technique highly developed by shamans, religious personages with healing and psychic-transformation powers, in their "soul," or "spirit," flights. (See Delphic oracle.) "ecstasy" Encyclopζdia Britannica Online
  The Spirit of Christ in Ezekiel 20 further defined the Musical Fall From Grace

  EZEKIEL 26

Ezekiel also prophesied that the music and musicians of Tyre would be cast into sheol. It is not coincidental that forcing people to honor the theatrical performers rather than hearing God through His Word is often related to breaking down the walls to allow the enemy to come in and, perhaps, pick up some of the financial load. Ezekiel said however, speaking for God, that:

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

I will put an end to your noisy songs, and the music of your harps will be heard no more. Ezek 26:13

The LXX is more forceful in showing that both the music and the musicians would be silenced--

"And he shall destroy the multitude of thy musicians, and the sound of thy psalteries shall be heard no more." Ezek. 26:13 LXX

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

EZEKIEL 28 the MARK of LUCIFER (Zoe, Eve, Venus)
Isaiah 5:12 And the harp, and the viol, the tabret, and pipe, and wine, are in their feasts: but they regard not the work of the LORD, neither consider the operation of his hands.

Ezekiel 28:13 Thou hast been in Eden the garden of God; every precious stone was thy covering, the sardius, topaz, and the diamond, the beryl, the onyx, and the jasper, the sapphire, the emerald, and the carbuncle, and gold: the workmanship of thy tabrets and of thy pipes was prepared in thee in the day that thou wast created.
Ezekiel 28:16 By the multitude of thy merchandise they have filled the midst of thee with violence, and thou hast sinned: therefore I will cast thee as profane out of the mountain of God: and I will destroy thee, O covering cherub, from the midst of the stones of fire.

Ezekiel 28.13
  in deliciis paradisi Dei fuisti