David Young: Unity in a Changing World

Latter Day Prophets were unleashed at the right time to repudiate Scripture. A Christian, Disciple or Student of Christ preaches sermons by quoting what God put into the MOUTH of Jesus for the LAST TIME.  A sermon about the preacher or anything beyon the Word, Logos or Regulative Principle MARKS those with a WORLD VIEW.  Jesus says that they are sons of the Devil and are from BENEATH or TARTARUS.  ALL of the once Church of Christ Universities have been, as they joke, INFILTRATED AND DIVERTED.  That's fine becauuse Jesus came to find a tiny number of the WAY that is called a SECT.  They are Lost Spirits whos NAMES God gave Jesus and they can HEAR the election or INVITATION.  Anything beyond a School of the Word of Christ is NOT Christian but a CULT.
DAVID YOUNG ONCE SAID THAT YOU CANNOT READ SCRIPTURE.

Rubel Shelly and John York: Just as identity in Christ is always COMMUNITY identity,
        our reading of Scripture becomes a COMMUNITY READING as well.

While we still have access to reading as individuals, we stop asking, "What does this mean to me?"--as though there is such an isolated meaning. Instead we have a GROUP MENTALITY that asks, "What does this mean to US?"

[p. 114] Our proposal to focus on Jesus means that Scripture is NO LONGER a set of proof-texts
        or a collection of FACTS
or God's rulebook for human behavior.
        Scripture is the UNFOLDING story of God acting both to create and to RECREATE. It is not an easy book to understand.

It was NEVER intended as a document to [p. 115] be INDIVIDUALLY read and interpreted--a sort~of correspondence course in salvation.We lay aside INDIVIDUAL interpretations precisely because they are inevitably argumentative and divisive.

We GIVE UP the right of individual interpretation and take on the accountability of SHARED READING.

This is not a pooling of collective ignorance. The Bible is full of stories from ancient and often quite alien cultural settings and belief systems, and we cannot ignore those differences.

So WE (YOU) listen to the voices of SCHOLARSHIP
        just as we listen to the
child who intuitively hears what GOD is saying in a particular story.
Putting on a new pair of GLASSES really is -
.       not what our OLD glasses led us to see.[your godly ancestors]

The Body of Christ needs to RE-vision - to look through new glasses for a fresh perspective.

John Mark Hicks; Keith Stanglin-

The remaining problem, though, is that we don't quite understand that input. 
          Once
WE have given these OLDER SAINTS a place at the table,
         how are we to bridge the CULTURAL gaps. 
Because of OUR cultural predilections and training, we are NOT fluently bilingual. 
        Interest alone has failed to provide a fair account and evaluation of these methods...

The CHURCH—as a faithful READER—is called to CO-create meaning with THE TEXT for the sake of the FORMATION of the people of God into the IMAGE of God

Theologians by definition are BLINDED.

2Cor. 4:1 Therefore seeing we have this ministry,
        as we have received mercy, we faint not;
2Cor. 4:2 But have renounced the hidden things of dishonesty,
        not walking in CRAFTINESS,
        nor handling the WORD of God deceitfully;
        but by MANIFESTING of the truth
        commending ourselves to every man’s conscience in the sight of God.

THESE MEN ARE CUNNINGLY CRAFTY AGENTS OF THE DEVIL
THEY LIE TO YOU AND CALL YOU IDIOTS AND YOU OBEY THE FALSE LAW OF GIVING

-Panourg-os (properisp.), on, A. ready to do anything, wicked, knavish,
II. in a less positively bad sense, cunning, clever, smart, “p. kai deinosD. 1.3, cf. Pl.Tht.177a, Arist.EN1144a28; “p. te kai sophosPl.R.409c; “kompsos kai p.Plu. 2.28a: Sup., Plb.5.75.2. Adv. “-gōs, p. kai hupokritikōs legein ta epēAth.9.407a.

-Plat. Rep. 409c But that cunning fellow quick to suspect evil, and who has himself done many unjust acts
        and who thinks himself a smart trickster, [panourgos te kai sophos]
        when he associates with his like does appear to be clever,
       
being on his guard and fixing his eyes on the PATTERNS WITHIN HIMSELF
        But when the time comes for him to mingle with the good and his elders,
then on the contrary he appears STUPID. He is unseasonably [kairon] distrustful [apistōn] and
        he cannot recognize a sound character
       
because he has no such pattern in himself.
Paradeig-ma   pattern, model: precedent, example, lesson, warning, including parabolē
And logos
Sophos , ē, on, A. skilled in any handicraft or art, clever, harmatēlatas s. Pi.P.5.115, cf. N.7.17; “kubernētēsA.Supp.770; “mantisId.Th.382; “oiōnothetasS.OT484 (lyr.); of a sculptor, E.Fr.372; even of hedgers and ditchers, Margites Fr.2; but in this sense mostly of poets and musicians, Pi.O.1.9, P.1.42, 3.113; en kithara s. E.IT1238
etc.; also en oiōnois, kithara, E. IT662, 1238 

> For I spake NOT unto your fathers, nor commanded them
        in the day that I brought them out of the land of Egypt,
       concerning burnt offerings or sacrifices: Jeremiah 7:22
> But this thing commanded I them, saying,
       Obey my voice, and I will be your God, and ye shall be my people:
       and walk ye in all the ways that I have commanded you,
       that it may be well unto you. Jeremiah 7:23

> But they HEARKENED NOT, nor inclined their ear,
       but walked in the counsels and in the imagination of their evil heart,
       and went backward, and not forward. Jeremiah 7:24

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 theousPl.R.381e; offer rash prayer I.  v.a., = 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

2Cor. 4:4 In whom the god of this world [Kosmos, Ecumenical, kingdom of the Devil]
        hath BLINDED the minds of them which believe not,
        LEST the light of the glorious gospel of Christ,
        who is the image of God, should shine unto them.

IT IS COMMON TO CLAIM THAT A SPIRIT TELLS THEM SOMETHING WHICH OVER AND OVER CONTRADICTS SCRIPTURE.


Lipscomb University: John Mark Hicks Keith Stanglin Letter and Spirit 

 following Paul, calls it the “letter” and the “spirit,”
        or the literal and spiritual, senses of Scripture.
The spiritual sense seeks theological understanding
        BEYOND, though not irrespective of, the literal sense,
        ESPECIALLY where the literal sense is equated
               with the authorial intent of the human writer.

According to Stanglin and the Historical Theologians that includes CHRIST and PAUL.  When Christ or Paul references Prophecy, that is just their human effort to justify their own teachings.
That is ANTI-Christian at a church near you

In addition, the purpose of this nostalgic journey
        is the
REHABILITATION of the SPIRITUAL sense of Scripture
                or theological hermeneutics.


Hicks, Stanglin and all who sell sermons which SEEKS pleasure or SPEEKS their own words.  Being Historical Theologians and not Bible Scholars, they use historical writers to prove their point.  They lie about history in the same sense that they lie aboout Jesus.  In this paper:----

Keith.Stanglin.Private.Interpretation.Rejects.The.Holy.Spirit.html


-------I have linked the REAL scholars to prove that any time anyone SELLING books or sermons quote HISTORICAL SCHOLARS to OUTDATE Jesus and Paul and the historic Churches of Christ, they--by the definition of their--PATTERN claim to quote historical scholars but in the words of Jesus to aul and the Ephesian THEY ARE LYING IN WAIT TO DECEIVE.

Hicks, Stanglin:  The READER is not passive but is the means by which God opens up NEW meaning
        so that a kind of “this is that” appears “when ’that’ is something new
        and apparently far removed from the original ‘this’”
(217).

MEANING you the FLEECEE cannot understand God's REVEALED WORD because YOU already have your mind made up.  That's a lie because the BLACK text on BROWN paper says the same thing to anyone not delusional.

Matt. 24:15 When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation,
        spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place,
         (whoso readeth, let him understand:)  ALREADY

Deuteronomy.18.Abomination.Of.Those.Nations.html
Mark 7:14 And when he had called all the people unto him, he said unto them,
        Hearken unto me every one of you, and understand:
Luke 1:3 It seemed good to me also,
        having had perfect understanding of all things from the very first,
        to write unto thee in order, most excellent Theophilus,

Luke 2:47 And all that heard him were astonished at his understanding and answers.
Rom. 15:21 But as it is written, To whom he was not spoken of, they shall see:
        and they that have not heard shall understand.

Eph. 3:4 Whereby, when ye READ, ye may understand my knowledge in the mystery of Christ)

Hicks, Stanglin: Theological hermeneutics, then,
         is where ecclesially-formed, [Church formed means Preacher-formed]

believing readers co-create meaning with the text
                (1) within liturgical life of the church,
                (2) in the confidence of the sacramental function of Scripture, 
                (3) the transformative presence of the Holy Spirit.

SPIRIT is a figurative or a PARABLE to fool those who claim to hear VOICES.
SPIRIT means that God puts His WORDS into the MOUTH of Jesus for the LAST TIME.

Hicks, Stanglin: Such readers, INHABITED by the indwelling SPIRIT,
        LSTEN to HEAR how “this is that” and see what is NOT explicitly there.

God put the Words of the PROPHETS into the MOUTH without measure or METRON or Musical Meter by which evil men "sets their lies to melodies to deceive (Sorcery) the simple minded." After Jesus had instructed the Apostles He promised and did return at the Upper Room to pour out what you see and hear--WORDS.

John 6:62 What and if ye shall see the Son of man ascend up where he was before?
John 6:63 It is the SPIRIT that quickeneth;
        the flesh profiteth nothing:
        the WORDS that I SPEAK unto you, they are
SPIRIT, and they are LIFE.

Hicks, Stanglin Say that you cannot understand that because Jesus and Paul cannot be UNDERSTOOD unless you hire a HIRELING to REPUDIATE what your eyes have just rread.

THE WIDE-SPREAD PATTERN TO FORCE YOU TO TAKE THE MARK AND BLASPHEME BY SAYING THAT JESUS CANNOT BE UNDERSTOOD YOU UNLESS YOU FLEECE THE WIDOWS.

The elders and "leader" makes the following accusations intending, as they boast, to infiltrate and divert your congregation to their own wicked purposes.

DAVID YOUNG SLANDERS YOU AND WHAT YOU BELIEVE IN ORDER TO INTIMIDATE YOU NOT TO QUESTION THE LATTER DAY OUTBREAK.

  1. Legalistic 2 times:
  2. Just our Tradition or Traditional 20 Times.
           
    [This is a lie: vocal and instrumental rejoicing was outlawed for the Church of Christ in the Wilderness.
  3. Style or Styles  of WORSHIP 16 Times
    Jesus said that the kingdom does not come with religious observations: the School of Christ is the antithesis of the always-pagan worship rituals.  Jesus named self-speakers, singers and instrument players hypocrites.
  4. Method or Methods 9 Times [Elders as THE pastor-teachers are commanded to TEACH that which HAS BEEN TAUGHT.
  5. Customs 2 [Not using instruments is a Direct Command known by all bible students]
  6. A NEW Language 7 Times [They claim that the Bible is to be interpreted by a NEW REVELATIONS: the 20/20 vision CASTING is a witchcraft or sorcery word]
  7. Just our Heritage 2 [That's a lie]
  8. Freedom 22 Times--is something WE OFFER YOU. [Christ freed us from laded burden and burden laders: performance musicians a a TAX not in time of war.
  9. Just our Opinions 11 Times [That's a lie]
  10. Pharisee 2 [Jesus called preachers for hire, singers and instrument players PHARISEES]
  11. Continuity with the Past 2 [He means WE will OFFER both vocal and instrumental]
  12. Judgment 8 [Judgment is the Purpose Driven Cults Infiltrate and Divert your newly financed property]
  13. Not using INSTRUMENTS HINDERS the Work of God
  14. Because this is DISCORDING WE will move slowly. [Frogs might jump out of the Collection plate vat]

North.Boulevard.Church.Of.Christ.Change -  A New Day's thesis is that we have been wrong for these 2,000 years but WE have a new vision by a Direct Operation of THE holy spirit.  Missed Prepositions 101.

The Kairos Church Planting Plot: Kairos (Hermes-Mercury) is the demon son of Zeus among pagans. He is the false Christ Who is the only mediator between God and Man.  Kairos means the right time to mount an attack as Jesus came at the right time to put down the Civil-Military-Clergy robbing and enslaving those God liberated. Christ's Covenant is to the LAITY exclusive of Priests or Levites.

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Elders, North Boulevard Church of Christ:
Unity in a Changing World
A Statement from the North Boulevard Elders and

A Statement from the North Boulevard Elders and Preachers
February 1, 2009

THE LEADERSHIP: David Young, John 17:2, 23: In the last recorded prayer Jesus offered before His crucifixion, He spoke these words: “I pray also for those who will believe in me ... that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you …. May they be brought to complete unity to let the world know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me” (John 17:20, 23).1

The Church of Christ is called OUT of the world (Kosmos) as in COSMIC WORSHIP and translated their spirits into a Heavenly Kingdom. It does not matter what happens in the INSTITUTIONAL RELIGIONS because in prophecy Christ created an UMBRELLUM or Safe House out of the navigators of the winds of change.  Jesus said "don't go out" to the institutions claiming to be the kingdom and perhaps especially where people claim with enough money they will begin to establish 60,000 congregations.  Jesus said that the Kingdom is WITHIN US and our worship is IN SPIRIT (a place opposed to Jerusalem) and IN TRUTH which is the Word, Logos or Regulative Principle.

THAT'S NOT THE WHOLE MESSAGE: Jesus prayed for unity BASED ON HIS WORD and the EXCLUSION of the WORLD.  There is no urge to be "united" on the basis of personal opinions or sermons.
  Jesus articulated only what the Father breathed (spirit) into Him. He said that He had no words of His own and Christ in Isaiah 58 marked the REST as not seeking our own pleasure and not speaking our own words.  Don't pray for the Water of the Word (Isaiah 55) and Paul did not corrupt the Word meaning selling learning at wholesale meaning prostitution.

Christ has PreVented the World and does not even pray for it.
John 17:6 I have manifested thy name unto the men which thou gavest me 
        OUT
of the WORLD: thine they were, and thou gavest them me;
        and they have kept thy word.

Judas, the Son of Perdition, was OF the World: The Judas Bag was ALWAYS attached to the flute case of "wineskin" religious musicians.  You will remember that Psalm 41 prophesied that "Judas" would try to musically alarm or "triumph over" Jesus Christ.  The DSS version is explicit in proving that the Levites would have to brand "Messiah" as Beliar or Beel-zebul before they could "set ambush" and turn the army loose on Him.   Psalm 41 as the PATTERNISM for the latter day musical attack on Jesus.

Glosokomon (g1101) gloce-sok'-om-on; from 1100 (speaking in tongues) and the base of 2889; prop. a case to keep mouthpieces of wind-instruments in, i.e. (by extens.) a casket or (spec.) purse: - bag.

It is made up of two words:

1. Glossa (from Strong's g1100) means "speaking in tongues" especially an unacquired one.

2. Kosmos (g2889) means the "orderly arrangement" or the "adorning" world. this is derived from (g2864 or Komizo which means "to carry off."

Kosmos (g2889) kos'-mos; prob. from the base of 2865; orderly arrangement, i.e. decoration; by impl. the world (in a wide or nar˜row sense, includ. its inhab., lit. or fig. [mor.]): - adorning, world.

PAUL SILENCED THE PHYTHAGOREANS--ONE OF THE SECTS IDENTIFIED BY DIET IN THE MARKETPLACE

"Yet, through all there was an overarching harmony. The Greek word cosmos which we translate by universe originally meant beauty and harmony. The Pythagoreans discovered mathematical formulae for the musical harmonies. They believed in the harmony of the sounds produced by the movement of the stars. Therefore, they spoke of cosmic harmony of the spheres, each of which has a different sound, but all together creating a harmonious sound. If you delete the half-poetic, mythological elements from such ideas, then you can say that they had a universal, ecstatic interpretation of reality." (Tillich, Paul, A History of Christian Thought, Touchstone, p. 333).

THE meaning of "praise singing" and "singers" was that they could keep the gods from failing--AGAIN.  All such worship as the works of human hands (raising, clapping, waving or picking) is an effort to APPEASE God because you have no assurance.

APOPIS  also called Apep, Apepi, or Rerek, ancient Egyptian demon of chaos, who had the form of a serpent and, as the foe of the sun god, Re, represented all that was outside the ordered cosmos. Although many serpents symbolized divinity and royalty, Apopis threatened the underworld and symbolized evil. Each night Apopis encountered Re at a particular hour in the sun god's ritual journey through the underworld in his divine bark. Seth, who rode as guardian in the front of Re's bark, attacked him with a spear and slew him, but the next night Apopis, who could not be finally killed, was there again to attack Re. The Egyptians believed that they could help maintain the order of the world and assist Re by performing rituals against Apopis.

Rev. 12:14 And to the woman were given two wings of a great eagle,
        that she might fly into the wilderness, into her place,
        where she is nourished for a time, and times,
        and half a time, from the face of the serpent.
That is why the Church of Christ is suffering reproaches: it cannot court fame and fortune and favor:
Heb. 13:12 Wherefore Jesus also, that he might sanctify the people with his own blood,
        suffered without the gate.
Heb. 13:13 Let us go forth therefore unto him without the camp, (barracks, marketplace)
         bearing his reproach.
Heb. 13:14 For here have we no continuing city,
        but we seek one to come
.
Heb. 13:15 By him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually,
        that is, the fruit of our lips giving thanks to his name.
Rev. 12:15 And the serpent cast out of his mouth water as a flood after the woman,
        that he might cause her to be carried away of the flood. {banqueting}
G3789 ophis of'-is Probably from G3700 (through the idea of sharpness of vision); a snake, figuratively (as a type of sly cunning) an artful malicious person, especially Satan:—serpent. equiv. to drakōn in Hes.Th.322, 825: metaph., ptēnon argēstēn ophin, of an arrow, A.Eu.181.

The "serpent" in the garden of Eden is defined as a Musical Enchanter(ess).  It is related to brass bell-metal and to the flute.  

THE SON OF PERDITION MAY BE ON SCHEDULE

John 17:7 Now they have known that all things whatsoever thou hast given me are OF THEE
John 17:8 For I have given unto them the WORDS which thou gavest me;
..and they have received them,
..and have known surely that I came out from thee,
..and they have BELIEVED that thou didst send me.
John 17:9 I pray for THEM: I NOT for the world,
.. but for them which thou hast given me; for they are thine.

The WORLD points to Pythagoras one of the "diet" sects Paul silenced in Romans 14 to make the ekklesia, synagogue or school of the Word possible in Romans 15.

Pythagoras and the Musical Worship of the Starry Host.  This defines the STAR worship in Jerusalem

John 17:10
And all mine are thine, and thine are mine; and I am glorified in them.
John 17:11
And now I am no more in the world, but these are in the world, and I come to thee.
.. Holy Father, keep through thine OWN NAME
.. those whom thou hast given me, that they may be one, as we are.

The "Son" never speaks on His own: what He hears from the Father He simply articulates.

John 17:12
While I was with them in the world,
.. I kept them in thy name: those that thou gavest me I have kept,
.. and none of them is lost, but the son of perdition;
.. that the scripture might be fulfilled.
John 17:13
And now COME I TO THEE;
.. and these things I SPEAK in the world,
.. that they might have my joy FULFILLED in themselves.
John 17:14
I have given them
.. THY WORD; and
.. the world hath HATETH them,
.. because they are not of the world,
.. even as I am not of the world.

The Son of Perdition was Judas the Sicarri or Assassin. The Judas Bag was "for carrying the mouthpieces of wind instruments."

THE LEADERSHIP: Ever since our beginning in 1947, the North Boulevard Church of Christ has sought to live up to Jesus’ prayer for unity among our members. We seek to “make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace” (Eph. 4:3). We want to obey the biblical exhortation “that all of you agree with one another so that there may be no divisions among you and that you may be perfectly united in mind and thought” (1 Cor. 1:10).

Christ gave gifted men to make sure that  what people call "worship" could never happen. Only after excluding the rhetoricians, singers, instrument players, actors etc is it possible to conduct the assembly which is a WORD OF GOD ONLY teaching activity. If leaders permit or promote what Paul excludes then they destroy the unity.  See Ephesians 4.

Eph 4:14 That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, 
        and carried about with every wind of doctrine,
        by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness
whereby they lie in wait to deceive;

-Fluctuo
 fluctus, to move in the manner of waves, i. e. to wave, rise in waves, undulate, to move to and fro, be driven hither and thither
I. Trop., to be restless, unquiet, uncertain, doubtful; to rage, swell; to waver, hesitate, vacillate, fluctuate,  Oratio II. In partic., formal language, artificial discourse,

-Oratio E. A prayer, an address to the Deity (eccl. Lat.): “respice ad orationem servi tui,Vulg. 3 Reg. 8, 28: “per orationes Dominum rogantes,id. 2 Macc. 10, 16: “pernoctans in oratione Dei,id. Luc. 6, 12.—Also absol., prayer, the habit or practice of prayer: “perseverantes in oratione,Vulg. Act. 1, 14: “orationi instate,id. Col. 4, 2; cf. Gell. 13, 22,

-cĭto . To put into quick motion, to move or drive violently or rapidly, to hurl, shake, rouse, excite, provoke, incite, stimulate, promote,
CHURCH MUST EXCLUDE ALL OF THE CUNNING CRAFTSMEN.

Panourgia (g3834) pan-oorg-ee'-ah; from 3835; adroitness, i.e. (in a bad sense) trickery or sophistry: - (cunning) craftiness, subtilty.

-Panourg-êma  A. knavish trick, villainy, S.El.1387 (lyr.), LXX Si.1.6 (v.l.); sophistry, Gal.5.251; cf. panourgeuma.
1Cor. 3:18 Let no man deceive himself. If any man among you
        seemeth to be wise in this world,
        let him become a fool, that he may be wise.
1Cor. 3:19 For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God.
        For it is written, He taketh the wise in their own craftiness.
1Cor. 3:20 And again, The Lord knoweth the thoughts of the wise, that they are vain.

-Sophia A. cleverness or skill in handicraft and art, as in carpentry, tektonos, hos rha te pasēs eu eidē s. Il.15.412; of the Telchines, Pi.O.7.53; entekhnos s., of Hephaestus and Athena, Pl.Prt.32 1d; of Daedalus and Palamedes, X.Mem.4.2.33, cf. 1.4.2; in music and singing, tekhnē kai s. h.Merc.483, cf. 511; in poetry, Sol.13.52, Pi.O.1.117

Discord happens only by those who deny verse 5

1 Corinthians 1:5 That in every thing
    ye are enriched by him,
          in all utterance, and
          in all knowledge;

The LORD is exalted, for he dwells on high; he will fill Zion with justice and righteousness. Isaiah 33:5
        He will be the sure foundation [security] for your times,
        a rich store of salvation
        and wisdom and knowledge;
        the fear of the LORD
        is the key to this treasure Isaiah 33:6

1 Corinthians 1:7 So that ye come behind in no gift;
          waiting for the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ:

1 Corinthians 1:8 Who shall also confirm you unto the end,
          that ye may be blameless in the day of our Lord Jesus Christ.

1 Corinthians 1:9 God is faithful,
          by whom ye were called
          unto the fellowship of his Son Jesus Christ our Lord.

The WORD of God was commanded to be READ and discussed by the Church beginning in the wilderness.

There is nothing you can do to ENHANCE or ASSIST the way God in Christ has communicated.

It is ANTI-Christian to think that you are the MISSING LINK in the power of the Gospel presented in simple words.

Now, that Jesus Christ is our Teacher and His Grace was given in the form of teaching and we are commanded to teach that which has been taught, it IS possible to teach the same thing is we teach THAT WHICH IS WRITTEN.

WE WILL SHOW THAT PAUL DEFINED THE CHURCH IN EPHESIANS 4:  Click to Read

  1. God gave these leaders (no TOWERS or PULPITS in God's house says Isaiah and Paul) to conduct SCHOOL of the Word of God -- only. 
  2. This would equip every believer to be able to WITHSTAND the "blowing of a hot east wind" seeking to naviate everyone away from the Word:
  3. this points specificially to sophists: preachers, singers and instrument players John and the Greek language identifies as SORCERERS.

THE LEADERSHIP: God has largely granted North Boulevard a spirit of unity and peace throughout the past six decades. As the congregation grows larger, however, and as more people come to us from diverse backgrounds, we must work harder to maintain the unity of the Spirit. 

"Now that we have been so successful, we have to CHANGE what we are doing to BE LIKE THE WORLD so we can WIN more of the world who will bring in more division.  It would be better to teach them and not let them destroy your church." We will cover Ephesians further but this is the SOLE PURPOSE of church.

Eph. 4:3 Endeavouring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.
Eph. 4:11 And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some,
        evangelists
; and some, pastors and teachers;
Eph. 4:12 For the perfecting of the saints, 

        for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ: [education only]
Eph. 4:13 Till we all come in the unity of THE faith,
        and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man,
        unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ:
No school or university uses Musical Praise Teams to teach Physics: they would get fired!

THESE ORIGINALLY INSPIRED GIFTED MEN GUARDED AGAINST SELF-IMPOSED LEGALISM

THE LEADERSHIP: Today more than ever we find among our members different expectations, maturity levels, styles, customs, needs, and ideas about how to do the work of the church. The call to connect the message of Christ to so many different people challenges us every day at North Boulevard.

That's what Jesus the Christ found: However, He said that the Father does not speak TO or FOR the World. He does not reveal Himself TO or THROUGH the wise. The wise are SOPHOS meaning technically trained rhetoricians, singers or instrument players:He called them hypocrites.

The Scriptures provide certain non-negotiable guidelines for how to live out the message of Christ, including how to do ministry, how to witness to the culture around us, how to live holy lives, and how to conduct our assemblies. 

Beyond these non-negotiable instructions, however, the Scriptures permit Christians and churches to exercise considerable freedom and to apply God’s Word in merciful ways. 

“Speak and act as those who are going to be judged by the law that gives freedom, because judgment without mercy will be shown to anyone who has not been merciful. Mercy triumphs over judgment!” (James 2:12-13). 

IF YOU USE THE TALENTED WHEN YOU ARE COMMANDED TO SPEAK AS THE ORACLE OF GOD YOU ARE GUILTY OF A FATAL SIN.

For if there come unto your assembly [synagogue] a man with a gold ring, in goodly apparel, and there come in also a poor man in vile raiment; James 2:2

And ye have respect to him that weareth the gay clothing, and say unto him, Sit thou here in a good place; and say to the poor, Stand thou there, or sit here under my footstool: James 2:3

Are ye not then partial in yourselves, and are become judges of evil thoughts? James 2:4

Hearken, my beloved brethren, Hath not God chosen the poor of this world rich in faith, and heirs of the kingdom which he hath promised to them that love him? James 2:5

If ye fulfil the royal law according to the scripture,
        Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself, ye do well: James 2:8

But if ye have respect to persons, ye commit sin,
        and are convinced of the law as transgressors. James 2:9


James 2:12 So speak ye, and so do, as they that shall be judged by the law of liberty.
SPEAK IS THE MANLY, MASCULINE WAY TO MAKE SURE WE DON'T BOW TO BAAL.
-Loquor , cātus (quūtus), lŏqui
I. inf. loquier, Naev. ap. Gell. 1, 24, 2), v. dep. n. and a. [Sanscr. lap-, to talk, whisper; Gr. lak-, elakon, laskō], to speak, talk, say (in the lang. of common life, in the tone of conversation; To speak, declare, show, indicate or express clearly:

Law -Lego II. A jurid. t. t.: aliquid, to appoint by a last will or testament, to leave or bequeath as a legacy B. liquid alicui ab aliquo, to leave one a legacy to be paid by the principal heir:
The Law of Liberty does NOT permit
NOT
-Lex  , -, to fasten; Lat. ligo, to bind, oblige; cf. religio,
I. a proposition or motion for a law made to the people by a magistrate, a bill (cf. institutum).
-Suet. Ner. 24:vetus lex sermonis,Quint. 1, 5, 29: “contra leges loquendi,id. 1, 8, 13: “lex et ratio loquendi,” for playing the citharae (guitar)
Laws of Moses 

Liberty: -Eleutheria freedom FROM a thing. Christ set US free from CLERGY who lades burden. Liberty from tribute,  freedom of speech, from taxation

-Plat. Laws 698a they inevitably display their ignorance, inasmuch as by their acts they declare that the things reputed to be honorable and noble in a State are never anything but dross compared to silver and gold.

Christ has Prempted:
1Pet. 2:1 Wherefore laying aside all malice, and all guile,
        and hypocrisies, and envies,
        and all evil speakings,
-Hupokrisis II.  Att., playing a part on the stage, 2. [ an orator's delivery, Arist.Rh.1386a32, 1403b22, 1413b18,
-Aristot. Nic. Eth. 1118a.1[5] Nor yet does Temperance apply to enjoyment of the sense of smell, unless accidentally; we do not call those who are fond of the scent of fruit or robes or incense profligate, though we may be inclined so to style those who love perfumes and the smell of savory dishes,
        for the profligate take pleasure in these odors because they remind them
        of the objects of their desires.
[6] One may notice that other persons too like the smell of food when they are hungry; but to delight in things of this kind is a mark of the profligate, since they are the things on which the profligate's desires are set.

[7] Nor do the lower animals derive any pleasure from these senses, except accidentally. Hounds do not take pleasure in scenting hares, but in eating them; the scent merely made them aware of the hare.

The lion does not care about the lowing of the ox, but about devouring it, though the lowing tells him that the ox is near, and consequently he appears to take pleasure in the sound. Similarly he is not pleased by the sight of ‘or stag or mountain goat,’ but by the prospect of a meal. [8]

-Hupokritikos 2.suited for speaking or delivery, actor's art, acting a part, pretending to. Hupokrites 2. of an orator, -poikilos  rhapsodist, pretender, dissembler, hypocrite , interpreter, expounder l Epos

A hypocrite is: A. -Poikilos 2. of Art, p.- humnos a song of changeful strain or full of diverse art, Pi.O.6.87; “poikilon kitharizōn Id.N.4.14; “dedaidalmenoi pseudesi poikilois muthoiId.O.1.29; of style, “lexis poiētikōtera kai p.Isoc.15.47 (Comp.); skhēmatismoiD.H.Is.3.

A hypocrite is: B. -Epos A. vácas 'word', 'hymn', cf. eipon):
1.  song or lay accompanied by music, 8.91,17.519.
Because Christ has PrePared:
1Pet. 2:2 As newborn babes,
        desire the sincere milk of the WORD,
        that ye may grow thereby:
1Pet. 2:3 If so be ye have tasted that the Lord is gracious.

1Pet. 2:16 As free, and not using your liberty for a cloke of maliciousness, 
        but as the servants of God.

-Eleutheros Liberty is freedom FROM a thing, independent, freedom in the assembly means SILENCE.
-Aesch. Eum. 566 Athena
Herald [Kerusso], give the signal and restrain the crowd; and let the piercing Tyrrhenian trumpet, filled with human breath, send forth its shrill blare to the people!

For while this council-hall is filling,
        [570] it is good to be silent,
        and for my ordinances to be learned,
        by the whole city for everlasting time,
        and by these appellants, so that their case may be decided well.
-Kakia badness in quality Plat. Phaedrus 248b intending to hurt or blind trampling. Cowardice, moral badness

Christ has Prempted: 

2 Peter 2:13 And shall receive the reward of unrighteousness,
          as they that count it pleasure to riot in the day time.
          Spots they are and blemishes, sporting themselves
          with their own deceivings [delusions] while they feast with you;

          All musicians and rhetoricians are equated to parasites.

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

-Paison paizô [pais]
4.
to play (on an instrument), Hhymn. II. to sport, play, jest, joke, Hdt., Xen., etc.; p. pros tina to make sport of one, mock him,

2 Peter 2:19 While they promise them liberty,
          they themselves are the servants of corruption:
          for of whom a man is overcome, of the same is he brought in bondage.

2 Peter 2:20 For if after they have escaped the pollutions of the world
          through the knowledge of the Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ,
          they are again entangled therein, and overcome,
          the latter end is worse with them than the beginning. 

THE LEADERSHIP: How do we exercise the freedom Christ has given us in such a way that reaches the most people with the Good News while at the same time maintaining the unity of the body

Freedom means FREEDOM FROM: WE don't exercise OUR freedom to enslave YOU and make you pay for it.  THE gospel is "come to me all ye that labor and are heavy laden and I will give you REST." Rest for the church in the wilderness means STOP IT.  And the second part of the gospel is "Come learn of ME."  If Christ in the prophets and apostles has not left a record then it is NOT Jesus teaching you while IMPOSING the burden which points to the singing styles sop popular in "church."

Since WE cannot bestow FREEDOM by anything that comes out of the human imagination--outlawed and evil continually--WE have no authority to promise freedom WHILE conspiring to add more legalistic rituals.

THE LEADERSHIP: Most churches wrestle with this tension. So do we at North Boulevard.  This document and the accompanying spoken lessons delivered at North Boulevard on February 15 and 22, 2009, represent the general position of the North Boulevard elders and preaching ministers regarding how to maintain the unity of the body 

        while at the same time exercising the freedom Christ has given us 
        in order to communicate the message of Christ to a changing world around us.

We do not use lifeless instruments, or carrnal weapons nor wrestle with bows, missils or harps.

Eph. 6:12 For we WRESTLE not against flesh and blood, 
        but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world,
        against spiritual wickedness in high places

-Pallô, poise, sway a missile before it is thrown, sway, brandish, she drove it furiously, tripped on the shield-rim, quiver, leap, esp. in fearII. Pass., swing, dash oneself, Pi.N.5.21; vibrate, of strings, Pl.Phd.94c (psalloito -PSALLO ap. Stob.);  leap, bound, quiver, quake, phrena deimati pallôn S.OT153 (lyr.); dash along, of horses, E.El.477 (lyr.).  spring upon ephallomai, leap, bound E.El.435

-Eur. Ba. 775 Pentheus
Already like fire does this insolence of the Bacchae blaze up, a great reproach for the Hellenes. [780] But we must not hesitate. Go to the Electran gates, bid all the shield-bearers and riders of swift-footed horses to assemble, as well as all who brandish the light shield and pluck [psallo] bowstrings with their hands, so that we can make an assault against [785] the Bacchae. For it is indeed too much if we suffer what we are suffering at the hands of women.

Eph. 6:14 Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with TRUTH
        and having on the breastplate of righteousness;
Eph. 6:15 And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace;
Eph. 6:16 Above all, taking the shield of faith, 
        wherewith ye shall be able to
quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.

James A. Harding understood all of the commands, examples, inferences and most recorded history;

"The pastor is not a necessity. He is a FUNGUS GROWTH upon the church, the body of Christians, DWARFING its growth, PREVENTING its development of its members; and until the church GETS RID of him it will NEVER prosper as it should. In the Bible we can find all the necessities.

Paul addresses the congregation, the elders and deacons who usually get boooted by the "preachers" before they can become senior pastor and demote the elders to advising the pastors.

This document is not a creedal statement, nor is it intended to summarize every core belief at North Boulevard. There are many important matters of faith not treated in this document. 

Christ has Prempted:
Rather, this document is intended to explain to the congregation
        the spiritual criteria the leadership at North Boulevard uses 
        to make decisions about how to do ministry,
        how to communicate the Good News,
        how to conduct our assemblies, and the like.

THE LEADERSHIP: Furthermore, this document is not a planning document
        intended to prepare the church for any particular changes we might make as a church 

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

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

THE WORD "HERITAGE" IS A RACA WORD INTENDED TO MAKE THE LAMBS SILENT: THE ROLE OF MUSIC.

The document is also intended to encourage you, the members of North Boulevard, 
        to join the leadership as we seek a balance between
                this continuity with the PAST
                and a sincere effort to communicate the Good News in the language of the present

Arousal foms of singing (the laded burden) with or without instruments has been the New Style of music which is one definition of the Beast in Revelation. It was the singing and harp playing protitute in the garden of Eden to the Babylon mother of harlots (Reve 17) who uses "lusted after fruits" (same as in Amos) as performance preachers, singers and instrument players. Our continuity with the past began with Christ Who ordained the church in the wilderness.

It was INCLUSIVE of Rest, Reading and Rehearsing the Word of God only. What honorable disciples do.
It was EXCLUSIVE of "vocal or instrumental rejoicing."      What only dishonorable people would do when God is speaking when the elders teach that which has been taught.

The Synagogue in the wilderness was the ekklesia or church: it was never more than a school of the Word of God.
No Biblical scholar can have missed that. The directly commanded way to communicate any of God's Word was to PREACH it by READING it and discussing.

THE SYNAGOGUE.

We weren't sincere under YOUR system but if we add music which Jesus and all recorded history defines as one of the hypocritic  arts the you will be happy that we saved you from sin.  Of Ezekiel 33 where Christ defined the preachers, singers and instrument players hypocrites:

JFB 30. Not only the remnant in Judea, but those at the Chebar, though less flagrantly, betrayed the same unbelieving spirit. talking against thee--Though going to the prophet to hear the word of the Lord, they criticised, in an unfriendly spirit, his peculiarities of manner and his enigmatical style (Eze 20:49); making these the excuse for their impenitence. Their talking was not directly "against" Ezekiel, for they professed to like his ministrations; but God's word speaks of things as they really are, not as they appear.

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

He also that received seed among the thorns is he that heareth the word; and the care of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches, choke the word, and he becometh unfruitful. Matthew 13:22

That IS postmodernism!  Sectarians love to deceive the lambs by telling them that NOT using the permorming ARTISTS (smile) is just something WE imposed because WE were legalistic.

NO ONE IN RECORDED HISTORY PRIOR TO 1878 EVER TRIED TO USE THE BIBLE TO JUSTIFY PERFORMANCE SINGING AND INSTRUMENTS.

ALL of the Bible, church theologians and founders of denominations repudiated musical performance.

The ALL knew that it was OUTLAWED and destructive to the purpose driving the church which was EDUCATION ONLY.

The command to the elders was to "teach that which has been taught." People are NOT fools: they can understand a 2,000 year old statement even if postmodern theeologians say you CANNOT.

THE LEADERSHIP: We know that such an effort may pose a constant challenge
        but with God’s help and with patience and forbearance on the part of the church,
        we believe taking the challenge head on will be well worth the effort
        in reaching the lost and helping the saved to mature.    

The North Boulevard Elders, John Risse, and David Young  2

1. We intend to be obedient to the Scriptures.

I don't believe that!

We Believe

THE LEADERSHIP: All of North Boulevard’s leaders want North Boulevard to be a church that obeys the clear teachings of the Bible and that seeks the same experience of Christ that the New Testament church sought. We believe what the Psalms declare: 

The law of the LORD is perfect, reviving the soul. The statutes of the LORD are trustworthy, making wise the simple. The precepts of the LORD are right, giving joy to the heart. The commands of the LORD are radiant, giving light to the eyes. The fear of the LORD is pure, enduring forever. The ordinances of the LORD are sure and altogether righteous. They are more precious than gold, than much pure gold; they are sweeter than honey, than honey from the comb. By them is your servant warned; in keeping them there is great reward. (Psalm 19:7-11)

Peter left "that which is written" as the only way to mark a fase teacer 2 Peter 1

2Pet. 1:2 Grace and peace be multiplied unto you
        through the knowledge of God,
        and of Jesus our Lord,
2Pet. 1:3 According as his divine power
        hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, t
        hrough the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue:
2Pet. 1:4 Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises:
        that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature,
        having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.

2Pet. 1:16  For we have not followed cunningly [sophizo]  devised fables

Muthos   2. fiction (opp. logos, historic truth) embroidered lies Poikilos
2. of Art, p. humnos a song of changeful strain or full of diverse art, Pi.O.6.87; “poikilon kitharizōnId.N.4.14; “dedaidalmenoi pseudesi poikilois muthoiId.O.1.29; of style, “lexis poiētikōtera kai p.Isoc.15.47 (Comp.); “skhēmatismoiD.H.Is.3.

 NEVER TRUST ANYONE WHO WANTS TO IMPROVE ON JESUS CHRIST WHO DIED TO GET TO SPEAK.

Heb. 6:4 For it is impossible for those who were once enlightened
        and have tasted of the heavenly gift,
                and were made partakers of the Holy Ghost, [word of Christ john 6:63]
        And have tasted the good word of God,
                and the powers of the world to come,
Heb. 6:5

Heb. 6:6 If they shall fall away,
        to renew them again unto repentance;
        seeing they crucify to themselves the Son of God afresh,
        and put him to an open shame.

To recrucify the Son means to "stir up the passion and pride" which Jesus outlawed as forms of singing to "create spiritual anxiety through religious ritual."

Heb. 6:7 For the earth which drinketh in the rain that cometh oft upon it,
        and bringeth forth herbs meet for them by whom it is dressed,
        receiveth blessing from God:
Heb. 6:8 But that which beareth thorns and briers is rejected,
        and is nigh unto cursing; whose end is to be burned.

Christ has declared you not competent:
Psa. 19:11 Moreover by them is thy servant warned:
        and in keeping of them there is great reward.
Psa. 19:12 Who can understand his errors?
        cleanse thou me from secret faults.

Christ has PreJudged what you do by presuming on the grace and Words of God
Psa. 19:13 Keep back thy servant also from presumptuous sins
        let them not have dominion over me: then shall I be upright,
        and I shall be innocent from the great transgression.

Christ has PrePared the meaning of SPEAK (external) and MEDITATE (internal).
Psa. 19:14 Let the words of my mouth,
        and the meditation of my heart,
        be acceptable in thy sight, O LORD,
        my strength, and my redeeme

P.S. None of the TRUE Psalms or mizmors available for the non- clergy use instruments.

THE LEADERSHIP: Our desire to be a biblical church is so strong that none of us, including any elder or preacher, would want to remain in the North Boulevard congregation if the North Boulevard church were knowingly and deliberately to abandon its biblical foundations. We believe that 

“All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work” (2 Tim. 3:16-17). 

THAT MEANS THAT CHRIST CANNOT USE YOU: HE HAS PAID IT ALL, TAUGHT IT ALL.

It's Biblical and Historical view is established by COMMAND and Precedent: Those who IMPOSE something not REQUIRED and which sows discord is THE meaning of HERESY or SECTARIANISM.

That should settle the "styles" which among the mature is to speak or read: the word SPEAK is clearly defined as the opposite of poetry or music.  So, it would seem that sowing discord must have another motive.


2 Tim 3: 2 For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,
Clanging and Tinkling point to more Bacchus or Dionysus

BOASTERS are:
G5366 philarguros fil-ar'-goo-ros From G5384 and G696 ; fond of silver (money), that is, avaricious:--covetous.

G213 alazōn al-ad-zone' From alē (vagrancy); braggart:--boaster.
G214 alalazō al-al-ad'-zo From alalē (a shout, “halloo”); to vociferate, that is, (by implication) to wail; figuratively to clang:--tinkle, wail.

-Psalmos
A. twitching or twanging with the fingers, (the Bow: making war.
2. the sound of the cithara or harp, Pi.Fr.125, cf. Phryn.Trag.11; “psalmos d' alalazei” “kumbalon alalazon1 Ep.Cor.13.1.

THIS ALALAZEI IS DAVID'S PRAISE SONG MEANING "TO MAKE SELF VILE" TO THREATEN THEN ENEMY WITH SEXUAL VIOLATION.

Aristophanes' Lysistrata

Call upon Bacchus, afire with his Maenades [mad women];
Call upon Zeus in the
lightning arrayed;
Call on his
queen, ever blessed, adorable;
Call on the holy, infallible Witnesses,
Call them to witness the peace and the harmony,
This which divine Aphrodite has made.

Allala! Lalla! Lallala! Lallala!
Whoop for victory, Lallalalae!
Evoi!  Evoi!  Lallala, Lallala!
Evae!  Evae!  Lallalalae.

The word lelein is fundamentally an onomatopoetic one, meaning, as Thayer's Lexicon puts it, to go 'la-la'. The Greeks shouted 'alala' both in worship and in war, and personified Alala as a deity (Pindar, Fr. 208 [78]; Plutarch 2.3496). It was this same repetitive and meaningless syllabification in pagan prayers which Jesus described: 'for they think they shall be heard for their much speaking' (Matthew 6:7)

-T. Maccius Plautus, Miles Gloriosus, or The Braggart Captain Pl. Mil. 2.1
Now I will disclose to you both the subject and the name of the play which we are just now about to act, and for the sake of which you are now seated in this
mirthful place , "Alazon" is the name (86)

This city is Ephesus; then, the Captain, my master, who has gone off hence to the Forum, a bragging, impudent, stinking fellow, brimful of lying and lasciviousness, says that all the women are following him of their own accord. Wherever he goes, he is the laughing.stock of all; and so, the Courtesans here--since they make wry mouths at him, you may see the greater part of them with lips all awry Alazon is the name:
        alazôn
, "the boaster," he says, was the Greek name of the play.
       It is not known who was the Greek author from whom Plautus took this play, which is one of his best.

3  in Greek, of this Comedy; the same we call in Latin. "the Braggart" (Gloriosus).

Iamblichus wrote of Sabazianism which was what God abandoned Israel to because of musical idolatry.

We affirm, accordingly, not only that the shoutings and choric songs are sacred to the gods, each and all of them, as being peculiarly their own, but likewise that there is a kindred relationship between them in their proper order . . . and the peculiar usages of Sabazian worship make ready for the Bacchic enthusiasm, the purifying of souls, and deliverances from old incriminations, their respective inspirations are, accordingly, different in every important particular.

Thou seemest to think that those who are enrapt by the Mother of the gods are males, for thou callest them, accordingly, 'Metrizontes' yet that is not true, for the 'Metrizontesae' are chiefly women (op cit., pp. 121-123

Such women must learn that they were purified not through shouting but through the blood of Christ and through the washing of the water of the Word.

2 Tim 3: 3 Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good,

G786 aspondos as'-pon-dos From G1 (as a negative particle) and a derivative of G4689 ; literally without libation (which usually accompanied a treaty), that is, (by implication) truceless:--implacable, truce-breaker.

2 Tim 3: 4 Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God;

G4273 prodotēs prod-ot'-ace From G4272 (in the sense of giving forward into another’s [the enemy’s] hands); a surrender:--betrayer, traitor.

G5187 tuphoō toof-o'-o From a derivative of G5188 ; to envelop with smoke, that is, (figuratively) to inflate with self conceit:--high-minded, be lifted up with pride, be proud.

2 Tim 3: 5 Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.
2 Tim 3: 6 For of this sort are they which creep into houses
        and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts,

G1133 gunaikarion goo-nahee-kar'-ee-on A diminutive from G1135 ; a little (that is, foolish) woman:--silly woman.

G1939 epithumia ep-ee-thoo-mee'-ah From G1937 ; a longing (especially for what is forbidden):--concupiscence, desire, lust (after).

2 Tim 3: 7 Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.
2 Tim 3: 8 Now as Jannes and Jambres withstood Moses,
        so do these also resist the truth:
        men of corrupt minds, reprobate concerning the faith.

You cannot appease the masses of the world: Many are called but FEW are chosen.

THE LEADERSHIP:  When we approach the message of the Bible, we want to accept it “not as the word of men, but as it actually is, the word of God, which is at work in you who believe” (1 Thess. 2:13).   

1 Thes 2:5 For neither at any time used we flattering words, as ye know, nor a cloke of covetousness; God is witness:

Kolakeia (g2850) kol-ak-i'-ah; from a der. of kolac , (a fawner); flattery: - *flattering

You remember that Jesus "cast out" the musical minstrels "like dung" and consigned the pipers, singers and dancers to the Agora or marketplace.
Chysostom Letter to Theodore After His Fall

Where are they now who used to strut through the market place with much pomp, and a crowd of attendants? who were clothed in silk and redolent with perfumes, and kept a table for their parasites, and were in constant attendance at the theatre?

What has now become of all that parade of theirs? It is all gone;-the costly splendour of their banquets, the throng of musicians, the attentions of flatterers, the loud laughter, the relaxation of spirit, the enervation of mind, the voluptuous, abandoned, extravagant manner of life-it has all come to an end.

Outlawed as SELF-pleasure in the ekklesia.

-Areskos  A. pleasing, mostly in bad sense, obsequious, cringing, Arist.EN1108a28, 1126b12, Thphr.Char.5.1. II. areskos, ho, the staff borne pornobosko [brothel keeper] on the stage, Poll.4.120.
THOSE LIABLE TO BE DISLOYAL HAVE NO BIBLICAL ROLE OR BIBLICAL FUNDING.
1 Thes 2:6 Nor of men sought we glory, neither of you, nor yet of others, 
        when we might have been burdensome, as the apostles of Christ.
1 Thes 2:7 But we were gentle among you, even as a nurse cherisheth her children:
1 Thes 2:8 So being affectionately desirous of you,
        we were willing to have imparted unto you,
        not the gospel of God only, but also our own souls, because ye were dear unto us.
1 Thes 2:9 For ye remember, brethren, our labour and travail: for labouring night and day,
        because we would not be chargeable unto any of you,
        we preached unto you the gospel of God
.
1 Thes 2:10 Ye are witnesses, and God also,
        how holily and justly and unblameably we behaved ourselves among you that believe:
1 Thes 2:11 As ye know how we exhorted and comforted and charged every one of you,
        as a father doth his children,

1 Thes 2:12 That ye would walk worthy of God, who hath called you unto his kingdom and glory.
1 Thes 2:13 For this cause also thank we God without ceasing, 
        because, when ye received the word of God which ye heard of us,
        ye received it not as the word of men,
        but as it is in truth, the word of God,
        which effectually worketh also in you that believe. 

Christ has Prempted:

We Acknowledge

THE LEADERSHIP: We acknowledge that because of our sinfulness and imperfect human judgment, 
        there are areas where we have not fully obeyed Scriptures
        or have not fully understood their implications.
This will always be the case since we remain weak and our world constantly changes. As James reminds us, “We all stumble in many ways” (James 3:2). To say that we are a New Testament or Bible based church is not to claim perfection. It is to describe our commitment to take the Scriptures seriously and to submit to them as the Word of God as fully as we know how.

JAMES HAD A SOLUTION:

James 3:1 MY brethren, be not many masters,

From the Church of Christ in the Wilderness and still the pattern affirmed by the Apostles:

Acts 15:21 For Moses of old time 
        hath in every city them that preach him,
        being read in the synagogues every sabbath day.
Is. 22:22 And the key of the house of David will I lay upon his shoulder; 
        so he shall open, and none shall shut;
        and he shall shut, and none shall open.
Luke 11:52 Woe unto you, lawyers!
        for ye have taken away the key of knowledge:
        ye entered not in yourselves,
        and them that were entering in ye hindered.

That's why Christ ordained that you PREACH the Word of Christ as it is written by READING it on the REST day. Even the Lord's Supper is a teaching activity.  That wholly defines THE meaning of ekklesia or synagogue of Christ. Why? Why because "we all stumble" and the imagination of man is only evil continually: no one is called upon to PUMP POWER into the Gospel / Doctrine of Christ.

PAUL AND OTHERS LEFT US A "MEMORY" SO THAT WE COULD MARK THOSE WHO NEED TO CHANGE OR FURTHER EXPOUND.

2 Pet 1:13 Yea, I think it meet, as long as I am in this tabernacle, to stir you up by putting you in remembrance;

2Pet. 1:4 Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises:
        that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature,
        having escaped the corruption [connects to musical sounds] that is in the world through lust.
2 Pet 1:15 Moreover I will endeavour that ye may be able after my decease 
        to have these things alway in remembrance.

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 (opp. logos, historic truth)
Pind. 0. 1 From there glorious song enfolds the wisdom of poets, so that they loudly sing [10] the son of Cronus, when they arrive at the rich and blessed hearth of Hieron, who wields the scepter of law in Sicily of many flocks, reaping every excellence at its peak, and is glorified [15] by the choicest music, which we men often play around his hospitable table. Come, take the Dorian lyre down from its peg, if the splendor of Pisa and of Pherenicus placed your mind under the influence of sweetest thoughts,

Yes, there are many marvels, and yet I suppose
        the speech of mortals beyond the true account can be deceptive,
        stories adorned with embroidered lies;
        [30] and Grace, who fashions all gentle things for men,
                confers esteem and often
                contrives to make believable the unbelievable.
                But the days to come are the wisest witnesses.
Christ has Prempted self-composed songs and sermons (the Scribes and Pharisees)
Embroidered lies -Poikilos
2. of Art, p. humnos a song of changeful strain or full of diverse art, Pi.O.6.87; “poikilon kitharizōnId.N.4.14; “dedaidalmenoi pseudesi poikilois muthoiId.O.1.29; of style, “lexis poiētikōtera kai p.Isoc.15.47 (Comp.); “skhēmatismoiD.H.Is.3.

Fables are myths from MUO [to shut the mouth: music forces the lambs to be silent before the slaughter]

-Sophis-tês ,A. master of one's craft, adept, expert, of diviners, Hdt.2.49; of poets, “meletan sophistais prosbalonPi.I.5(4).28, cf. Cratin.2; of musicians, “sophistēs . . parapaiōn khelunA.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” (religious melody)
Sophists, Liars, hone up the MELODY in the HOLY PLACES which would get a Levite executed.
II. from late v B.C., a Sophist, i.e. one who gave lessons in grammar, rhetoric, politics, mathematics, for money,

-Goēs  A. sorcerer, wizard, Phoronis 2, Hdt.2.33,4.105, Pl.R. 380d, Phld.Ir.p.29 W.; “g. epōdos Ludias apo khthonosE.Ba.234, cf. Hipp.1038; prob. f.l. for boēsi Hdt.7.191.
2. juggler, cheat,deinos g. kai pharmakeus kai sophistēsPl.Smp.203d; “magos kai g.Aeschin.3.137:

John called the speakers, singers and instrument players sorcerers [pharmakeia] who HAD deceived the whole world. When you see them in the "holy places" it is proof that Christ has been there and gone with His Lamps (Rev 18). The Merchants will just howl that someone has stolen their image of civic pride.

-Plat. Sym. 203d Now, as the son of Resource and Poverty, Love is in a peculiar case. First, he is ever poor, and far from tender or beautiful as most suppose him: rather is he hard and parched, shoeless and homeless; on the bare ground always he lies with no bedding, and takes his rest on doorsteps and waysides in the open air; true to his mother's nature, he ever dwells with want. But he takes after his father in scheming for all that is beautiful and good; for he is brave, strenuous and high-strung, a famous hunter, always weaving some stratagem; desirous and competent of wisdom, throughout life ensuing the truth; a master of jugglery, witchcraft 
Christ has Spoken to those OF TRUTH and OF FAITH:
James 3:13 Who is a wise man and endued with knowledge among you?
        let him shew out of a good conversation his works with meekness of wisdom.
James 3:14 But if ye have bitter envying and strife in your hearts,
        glory not, and lie not against the truth.
James 3:15 This wisdom descendeth not from above, but is earthly, sensual, devilish.
It seems that James has LOCKED your preferences for old pagan traditionalism out: who would even suggest musical styles when Christ comes to speak when the elders teach that which has been taught.
-Sophia A. cleverness or skill in handicraft and art, Hephaestus and Athena, Pl.Prt.32   in music and singing, tekhnē kai s. h.Merc.483, cf. 511; in poetry, Sol.13.52, Pi.O.1.117,

The Wise Sophos A. skilled in any handicraft or art, clever, mostly of poets and musicians, Pi.O.1.9, P.1.42, 3.113; en kithara s. E.IT1238

Aristotle: Melody Deceives: "Poets also make use of this in inventing words, as a melody "without strings" or "without the lyre"; for they employ epithets from negations, a course which is approved in proportional metaphors..

The form of diction should be neither metrical nor without rhythm.
If it is
metrical, it lacks persuasiveness, for it appears artificial, and at the same time it distracts the hearer's attention, since it sets him on the watch for the recurrence of such and such a cadence..

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

Christ has Prempted

James 3:16 For where envying and strife is,
        there is confusion and every evil work.
James 3:17 But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle,
        and easy to be intreated, full of mercy and good fruits,
        without partiality, and without hypocrisy.

                                   [Hypocrisy: dramatic rhetoric, acting, poetry, interpretery]
                               [Epos  song accompanied by music                                 ]


James 3:18 And the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace of them that make peace.
THIS PAPER PLANS TO SOW DISCORD UNDER THE PLOY OF UNITY.

We Commit

THE LEADERSHIP: As leaders at North Boulevard, we commit to the ongoing process of studying the Scriptures, seeking to submit to them, and measuring what we do as a congregation by the teachings of the Bible. We want to be like the people of the ancient city of Berea, who possessed noble character because “they received the message with great eagerness and examined the Scriptures every day” (Acts 17:11). 

Acts 17:23 For as I passed by, and beheld your devotions, I found an altar with this inscription, TO THE UNKNOWN GOD. Whom therefore ye ignorantly worship, him declare I unto you. 

-[1.1.4] The Athenians have also another harbor, at Munychia, with a temple of Artemis of Munychia, and yet another at Phalerum, as I have already stated, and near it is a sanctuary of Demeter. Here there is also a temple of Athena Sciras, and one of Zeus some distance away, and altars of the gods named Unknown

-[1.2.5] One of the porticoes contains shrines of gods, and a gymnasium called that of Hermes.

This fits the Abomination of Desolation which forced moral Jews to flee Jerusalem to be replaced by Kenites or Cainites.

In it is the house of Pulytion, at which it is said that a mystic rite was performed by the most notable Athenians, parodying the Eleusinian mysteries.

But in my time it was devoted to the worship of Dionysus. This Dionysus they call Melpomenus (Minstrel), on the same principle as they call Apollo Musegetes (Leader of the Muses).  

Here there are images of Athena Paeonia (Healer), of Zeus, of Mnemosyne (Memory) and of the
Muses, an Apollo, the votive offering and work of Eubulides, and Acratus, a daemon attendant upon Apollo; it is only a face of him worked into the wall.

After the precinct of Apollo is a building that contains earthen ware images, Amphictyon, king of Athens, feasting Dionysus and other gods.

Strabo wrote: 10.3.18] Just as in all other respects the Athenians continue to be hospitable to things foreign,

so also in their worship of the gods;
for they welcomed so many of the foreign rites
that they were ridiculed therefore by comic writers;
and among these were the Thracian and Phrygian rites.

For instance, the Bendideian rites are mentioned by Plato, and the Phrygian by Demosthenes,

  when he casts the reproach upon Aeschines' mother and Aeschines himself
. that he was with her when she conducted initiations,
that he joined her in leading the Dionysiac march,
. and that many a time he cried out "evoe saboe," and "hyes attes, attes hyes";
. for these words are in the ritual of Sabazius and the Mother.

. This is the Sabazianism to which God abandoned Israel at Mount Sinai.

[10.3.15] They invented names appropriate to the flute, and to the noises made by castanets, cymbals, and drums, and to their acclamations and shouts of "ev-ah," and stampings of the feet;1 and they also invented some of the names by which to designate the ministers, choral dancers, and attendants upon the sacred rites, I mean "Cabeiri" and "Corybantes" and "Pans" and "Satyri" and "Tityri," and they called the god "Bacchus," and Rhea [ZOE] "Cybele" or "Cybebe" or "Dindymene" according to the places where she was worshipped. Sabazius also belongs to the Phrygian group and in a way is the child of the Mother, since he too transmitted the rites of Dionysus (This is the ancient Babylonian Triad worship)

Acts 17:24 God that made the world and all things therein,
        seeing that he is Lord of heaven and earth,
        dwelleth not in temples made with hands;
Acts 17:25 Neither is worshipped with men’s hands,
        as though he needed any thing,
        seeing he giveth to all life, and breath, and all things;
Acts 17:26 And hath made of one blood all nations of men
        for to dwell on all the face of the earth,
        and hath determined the times before appointed,
        and the bounds of their habitation;

Where ever they are on the face of the earth, you don't need someone to lead you into His presence.

Acts 17:27 That they should seek the Lord,
        if haply they might feel after him, and find him,
        though he be not far from every one of us:

THE LEADERSHIP:  The New Testament teaches us to test ourselves: “Examine yourselves to see whether you are in the faith; test yourselves. Do you not realize that Christ Jesus is in you—unless, of course, you fail the test?” (2 Cor. 13:5).

We pledge to the church that we will continually test ourselves using the truth of  Scripture. We also pledge that we will not deliberately lead the church away from the Word of God.    

2Cor. 13:7 Now I pray to God that ye do no evil; 
        not that we should appear approved,
        but that ye should do that which is honest,
        though we be as reprobates.
2Cor. 13:8 For we can do nothing against the truth, but for the truth.
2Cor. 13:9 For we are glad, when we are weak, and ye are strong:
        and this also we wish, even your perfection.
2Cor. 13:10 Therefore I write these things being absent,
        lest being present I should use sharpness,
        according to the power which the Lord hath given me
        to edification, and not to destruction.
-Aristot. Nic. Eth. 1094a [2] (It is true that a certain variety is to be observed among the ends at which the arts and sciences aim:
        in some cases the activity of practising the art is itself the end,
        That's why all of the arts in religion are called hypocrites and parasites.

whereas in others the end is some product over and above the mere exercise of the art; and in the arts whose ends are certain things beside the practice of the arts themselves, these products are essentially superior in value to the activities.)

Note: Aristotle gives flute-playing as an instance of an art the practice of which is an end in itself, in contrast with the art of building, the end of which is the house built Aristot. Gtr. Mor. 1211b 27 ff.

2Cor. 13:11 Finally, brethren, farewell. Be perfect, be of good comfort,
        be of one mind, live in peace;
        and the God of love and peace shall be with you
.

We ask 

THE LEADERSHIP: the congregation to make this same commitment to follow the Scriptures in life and in doctrine. We ask the congregation to study the Word of God, to integrate it into your hearts and minds, and to walk daily by its precepts. “Blessed are they who keep his statutes and seek him with all their heart” (Psalm 119:2). 

We also ask the congregation to work lovingly and gently with the leadership as together we continue to seek to become everything the Scriptures teach us to be. We want the entire congregation to practice Paul’s admonition: “Watch your life and doctrine closely. Persevere in them, because if you do, you will save both yourself and your hearers” (1 Timothy 4:16). 

PROPHECY OF THE PRESENT SOWERS OF DISCORD: TEACHING THE DOCTRINES OF DEVIL.

Jesus defined the Scribes and Pharisees and hypocrites by naming false preachers, singers and instrument players. He called them SONS of the Devil because they SPEAK on their own.

The Whole Truth of 1 Timothy 4 which defines doctrines of devils


Christ has Prempted

1Tim. 4:1 Now the Spirit speaketh expressly,
        that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith,
        giving heed to seducing spirits,
        and doctrines of devils;

SEDUCING SPIRITS: [added]

G4107 -planos plan-ay'-tace From G4108 ; a rover ("planet"), that is, (figuratively) an erratic teacher:wandering

1. Act., leading astray, deceiving, bait, a shake down. Drive headlong Maniodes, madness Eros 

-Eur. Ba. 298 But this god is a prophet—for Bacchic revelry and madness have in them much prophetic skill. [300] For whenever the god enters a body in full force, he makes the frantic to foretell the future. He also possesses a share of Ares' nature. For terror sometimes flutters an army under arms and in its ranks before it even touches a spear; [305] and this too is a frenzy from Dionysus.

Dionysus is the Old Wineskin God where charismatic ecstasy was a real or virtual gender variant encounter with the "god."

2. Pass., wandering, roaming, fickle,poikilon pragm' esti kai planon

Seducing Spirits produce: Poikilos 
2. of Art, p. -humnos a song of changeful strain or full of diverse art, Pi.O.6.87; “poikilon kitharizōnId.N.4.14; “dedaidalmenoi pseudesi poikilois muthoiId.O.1.29; of style, “lexis poiētikōtera kai p.Isoc.15.47 (Comp.); “skhēmatismoiD.H.Is.3

Pind. O. 6 I think I have on my tongue a shrill whetstone, which steals over me (and I am willing) with fair-flowing breaths. My mother's mother was the nymph of Stymphalus, blossoming Metopa, [85] who bore horse-driving Thebe, whose delicious water I drink, 
        while I weave my embroidered song for heroic spearmen.
        Now rouse your companions, Aeneas,
        first to shout the praises of Hera Parthenia,
        and then to know whether we have truly escaped the ancient reproach
        [the old traditionalism: our outdated heritage]

        [90] of men's speech, “Boeotian pig.” For you are a faithful herald,
        a message-stick of the lovely-haired Muses,
        a sweet mixing-bowl of loud-sounding songs.

Tell them to remember Syracuse and Ortygia, which Hieron rules with his pure scepter and with good counsels, [95] while he attends on the worship of Demeter of the red feet, and on the festival of her daughter with her white horses, and on the might of Aetnaean Zeus. The sweet-voiced lyres and music are familiar with Hieron.

THE BRIDES AND BRIDEGROOMS LUMPED WITH THE MUSICIANS

Numphē : nymph, goddess of secondary rank, as the Naiads, mountain nymphs, etc., Il. 6.420, Od. 6.123; offerings were made to them, Od. 17.211, Od. 12.318; Calypso and Circe are termed nymphs, Od. 5.153, Od. 10.543. 

Numphē , voc. numpha (cf. nubo): bride, lady; after as well as at the time of marriage, Il. 9.560, Od. 11.447, Il. 3.130, Od. 4.743.

Mixing bowl Krater 2. metaph., k. aoidan, of the messenger who bears an ode, Pi.O.6.91; k. kakōn, of a sycophant, Ar.Ach.937 (lyr.); “tosonde kratēr' en domois kakōn plēsas . . ekpineiA.Ag.1397; haimatos kratēra politikou stēsai, of civil war,

-Mousa A. Olumpiades M., Dios aigiokhoio thugateresIl.2.491, cf. Hes.Th.25, etc.; nine in number, first in Od.24.60; named in Hes.Th.75 sqq. II. mousa, as Appellat., music, song,

-Hor. Carm. 1.1
To me the artist's meed, the ivy wreath
Is very heaven: me the sweet cool of woods,
Where Satyrs frolic with the Nymphs, secludes
From rabble rout, so but Euterpe's breath

Fail not the flute, nor Polyhymnia fly
Averse from stringing new the Lesbian lyre.
O, write my name among that minstrel choir,
And my proud head shall strike upon the sky!
-Horace Odes 2.  Venus is Zoe or Lucifer
Ay, Venus smiles; the pure nymphs smile,
And Cupid, tyrant-lord of hearts,
Sharpening on bloody stone the while
Hifiery darts.

New captives fill the nets you weave;
New slaves are bred; and those before,
Though oft they threaten, never leave
Your godless door.

2. We want to extend freedom in matters of opinion.   

Christ has Prempted you: any changes will promise liberty but add more burdens (songs)

We Believe

THE LEADERSHIP:  North Boulevard has a heritage of granting freedom
        in matters of opinions, styles, and methods.
        We believe that North Boulevard 

        should continue to practice the freedom of Christ
        where no clear teaching of the New Testament is involved,
        so long as that freedom is guided by appropriate principles of love for others,
        godly wisdom, justice, and mercy. 

The Word of God is very vocal from the singing and harp playing prostitute in the garden of Eden to the Babylon mother of harlots (Rev 17) who uses lusted after FRUITS as  preachers, singers and instrument players.  The Word  of God is flooded with associating musical instruments with Satan as the SOURCE, to people like Jubal who handled instruments "without authority," to warriors threatening the enemy, to sacrificial exorcists (NOT commanded by Christ), to prostitutes and sodomites plaguing all religious institutions.

It is a fact that Christ sends STRONG DELUSIONS so that people corrupting the Word (selling learning at retail)  will believe their own lied and be  damned. The MARK is the introduction of Lying Wonders which would be any of the theatrical or musical spectacles CLAIMING that a spirit told them to do it. That is demonic.

There is no reason that men trained as "doctors of the Law" whom Jesus said "take away the key to knowledge" should know that some things--all forms of music in the school of the Bible--are radically condemned, outlawed and LEFT as a mark of false teachers.

Freedom is a central theme in the New Covenant of Christ: “Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom” (2 Cor. 3:17). 

The direct command practiced from the wilderness to the time of Christ and endorsed by the Apostles and practiced for centuries was. AGAIN:
Acts 15:21 For Moses 
        of old time hath
        in every city them
        that preach him,
        being read in the synagogues every sabbath day.

The synagogue was ordained by Christ after Israel refused to hear the voice of God and fell into musical idolatry at Mount Sinai. God blinded the Jews and they would not be able to read BLACK text on BROWN paper until they converted to Christ in baptism.

2Cor. 3:13 And not as Moses, which put a vail over his face, 
        that the children of Israel could not stedfastly look to the end of that which is abolished:
2Cor. 3:14 But their minds were blinded:
        for until this day remaineth the same vail untaken away
        in the reading of the old testament;
        which vail is done away in Christ.
So it looks like liberty is liberty to read and discuss the Word of God without a priestly mediator in song or sermon:
2Cor. 3:15 But even unto this day,
        when Moses is read,
        the vail is upon their heart.

2Cor. 3:16 Nevertheless when it shall turn to the Lord, the vail shall be taken away.
After conversion or baptism we receive A holy spirit so we can read the text without needing to improve on God's Work.  The enabling spirit (our's) is to let us read the Word as it has been taught.

The Spirit is the Mind of Christ and is named Jesus Christ the Righteous:
2Cor. 3:17 Now the Lord is that Spirit:
        and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.

-Eleutheria Freedom FROM a thing. Free from the rule of ONE. Freedom from the many.
The clergy's liberty to BIND things on their enablers is the liberty to LEGISLATE: nothing is more legalistic than music always used to force-feed the laws of Apollo (Abaddon, Apollyon) with the Muses who were dirty adulteresses: John called them SORCERERS.
2Cor. 3:18 But we all,
        with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord,
        are changed into the same image from glory to glory,
        even as by the Spirit of the Lord.

Peter dared anyone to private interpret or further expound the prophecies by Christ and prophecies made perfect by Jesus Christ.


2Pet. 1:18 And this voice which came from heaven we heard,
        when we were with him in the holy mount.
2Pet. 1:19 WE have also a more sure word of prophecy;
        whereunto YE do well that ye take heed, [the only worship word]
        as unto a light that shineth in a dark place,
        until the day dawn,
        and the day star arise in your hearts:


WE have liberty from YOU because Christ gave us the ONLY RESOURCE for the School of the Word.

2Pet. 1:20 Knowing this first,
        that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation.
2Pet. 1:21 For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man:
        but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.

You cannot even "speak your own words" on the REST Day when Jesus Christ comes to be out only teacher when the elders teach that which has been taught. 

THE LEADERSHIP:  “It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. 

        Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves 
        be burdened again by a yoke of slavery” (Gal. 5:1). “

The primary burden Jesus died to remove is defined as SONGS calculated to create spiritual anxiety to put you under the control of the singer John and everyone called sorcerers.

The burden in Greek includes:

-Epōd-os(epadō) A. singing to or over, using songs or charms to heal wounds, “epōdoi muthoiPl.Lg.903b.

b. Subst., enchanter,e. kai goēsE.Hipp. 1038 (but “goēs e.Ba.234): c. gen., a charm for or against,ethusen hautou paida epōdon Thrēkiōn aēmatōnA.Ag.1418 ; e. tōn toioutōn one to charm away such fears, Pl.Phd.78a.

2. epōdos, ho, verse or passage returning at intervals, in Alcaics and Sapphics, D.H.Comp.19 ; chorus, burden, refrain, Ph. 1.312 : metaph., ho koinos hapasēs adoleskhias e. the 'old story',

Matt. 11:12 And from the days of John the Baptist until now
        the kingdom of heaven suffereth violence, and the violent take it by force

The Greek word in question here is biastai (the plural form of biastes), which a good many versions translate: "violent men." This is the word that appears in Matt. 11:12 -- "violent men take it by force." The verb form of this word, which appears in both Matt. 11:12 and Luke 16:16, is biazo. "The kingdom of heaven suffers violence" [Matt. 11:12]. "Every man entereth violently into it" [Luke 16:16, ASV].
-Rapio To carry off by force; to seize, rob, ravish; to plunder, ravage, lay waste, take by assault, carry by force, Ravish or rape, to live by robbery, 1. To carry along or away with passion, to transport, ravish, captivate; and with a designation of the limit, to carry or hurry away, to attract strongly to any thing (usually in a bad sense): Poet.: “Nasonis carmina rapti, 
the ravished one, the seduced

You, my brothers, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the sinful nature; rather, serve one another in love” (Gal. 5:13).  

THIS IS RAW IMPLIED LIES AND FAIRY TALES

THE LEADERSHIP: For this reason we believe that God wants
        us to extend freedom                    Freedom is NOT yours to extend. Jesus died to get that right!
        in areas of opinion                        The 2,000 years opposition to instruments is NOTopinion.

        and that God is dishonored         God is not dishonered when we SPEAK His words where Speak is the opposite of music.
        when we create a legalistic         NOT using music and musicians is NOT legalistic.
                                                                 An instrument is a machine for doing hard work.

        or judgmental environment         Judgment IMPOSES someting on others: Who IMPOSES?

        or an environment
        dominated by human traditions  This is the usual big fat  lie
        or frequent controversy.             No one since the  year 373 created controversy by singing (only)


I BELIEVE THIS IS  WELL BEYOND REDEMPTION:

THESE ARE ALL RACA WORDS USED AGAINST GODLY PEOPLE WHO HAVE THE WORD ON THEIR SIDE.

This always means that those who will not BEGIN using legalistic machines to help worship God when they have NEVER used machines in the School of Christ, are LEGALISTIC for refusing to let people infiltrate instruments into their congregation.

Machiavelli says that if a prince (or princess) wants to infiltrate and capture YOUR propetry he can do it by prayer or force. But, he says "prayer rarely works." ALL of these are words of psychological violence making you too frightened to appear to be a LEGALIST.  But, these all enfold lies.

The Word of God condemns religious musicians from the "serpent" in the Garden of Eden whom Christ in the prophets calls the 'singing and harp-playing prostitute' to the Babylon mother of harlots (Rev 17) who uses lusted after "fruits" (same as in Amos meaning catamites) as preachers, singers and instrument players. John calls them sorcerers who HAD deceived the whole world.

LEGALISTIC: A MUSICAL INSTRUMENT IS A MACHINE FOR DOING HARD WORK IN MAKING WAR OF PAGAN RELIGIONISM:

-Organon , to/, (ergon, erdō) A. [select] instrument, implement, tool, for making or doing a thing. “polemika, making war. 3. musical instrument, ; organa khronōn or khronou, of the stars, Id.Ti.41e,42d
II. concrete, work or product, ergon , 1. in Il. mostly of works or deeds of war, “polemēia e.Il.2.338, al., Od.12.116 a. c. gen. pers., it is his business, his proper work

-Organ-ikos
,A. serving as organs or instruments, instrumental,
of war-engines, “hē o. biaD.S.17.43 ; “o. kataskeuai eis plēthē logos speech which is brought to bear on the mob, Plu.Cat.Mi.4 ; of musicians, practical, opp. logikoi (theoretical) making more use of instruments, tekhnē craftsmen lumped with deceptive preachers, singerrs and instruments are called sorcerers by John.

-Orgănum , i, n., = organon, I. an implement, instrument, engine of any kind.
Of musical instruments, a pipe, Quint. 11, 3, 20; 9, 4, 10; Juv. 6, 3, 80; Vulg. Gen. 4, 21; id. 2 Par. 34, 12
When Jublal HANDLED musical instruments:

H8610 tâphaś taw-fas' A primitive root; to manipulate, that is, seize; chiefly to capture, wield; specifically to overlay; figuratively to use unwarrantably:—catch, handle, (lay, take) hold (on, over), stop, X surely, surprise, take.

Has the same meaning as Topheth: Hell
-Quint. Inst. 11 3.20 praeterea ut sint fauces integrae, id est molles ac leves, quarum vitio et frangitur et obscuratur et exasperatur et scinditur vox. nam ut tibiae eodem spiritu accepto alium clausis, alium apertis foraminibus, alium non satis purgatae, alium quassae sonum reddunt, ita fauces tumentes strangulant [254] vocem, obtusae obscurant, rasae exasperant, convulsae fractis sunt organis similes.
-Organon , to/, (ergon=hard work, erdō)
A. instrument, implement, tool, for making or doing. for making war
3. musical instrument, Simon.31, f.l. in A.Fr.57.1 ; ho men di' organōn ekēlei anthrōpous, of Marsyas, Pl.Smp.215c ; aneu organōn psilois logois ibid., cf. Plt.268b ; “o. polukhordaId.R.399c, al.; “met' ōdēs kai tinōn organōnPhld.Mus.p.98K.; of the pipe, Melanipp.2, Telest.1.2.

THE LEADERSHIP: “The entire law is summed up in a single command: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ 

If you keep on biting and devouring each other, watch out or you will be destroyed by each other” (Gal. 5:14-15). “

The Israelites fell into musical idolatry at Mount Sinai AFTER they refused to listen to The Book of The Covenant of grace. God turned them over to worship starry host and sentenced them to "beyond Babylon."  The godly people attended ekklesia or Church to Rest, Read and Rehearse the Word of God (only).  The law regulated the Civil-military-clergy complex and had nothing to do with the Godly people under the Covenant of Grace.

The direct commands of Jesus Christ are not laws and for readers He repudiated the Scribes and Pharisees as hypocrites: in the Ezekiel 33 version were speakers, singers and instrument players: this was the MARK that they would not listen to the Word of God.

The Law of Moses was imposed because of musical idolatry at Mount Sinai. Christ ordained the Qahal, synagogue or Church of Christ in the wilderness. This quarantine the godly people from the sacrificial system which used instruments as part of the worship of the starry hosts. The Synagogue or church continued to EXCLUDED both preaching and music because it was a SCHOOL OF THE WORD.

THE ONLY USE OF "LEGALISTS" SPEAKS OF SINGING THE LAWS OF APOLLYON

A musical instrument is "a machine for doing hard work, mostly in making war or creating the shock and awe of religious ceremonialism.  Jesus FIRED them.  No one was ever so dumb that they did not know that music appealed as Albert Barnes said to the LUST OF EAR and the LUST of the Eye.  Music has no abiding value and prostitutes itself to stroking all of the pleasure center nerve endings.

Gal. 5:16 This I say then, Walk in the Spirit,
        and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh.
Gal. 5:17 For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit,
        and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other:
        so that ye cannot do the things that ye would. 

The woman at the well understood Jesus to say that we worship in the PLACE of the human spirit devoted to THE TRUTH. This was opposite to the places of temples.

Paul commanded us to worship IN THE SPIRIT because the DOGS or catamite praise singerr were howling to get inside to the lambs

LEGALISM: -Nomos: that which is in habitual practice. 

IT IS THIS? but also “ho n. tou KhristouEp.Gal.6.2; ho n. tou Pneumatos tēs zōēs, opp. ho n. tēs hamartias kai tou thanatou, Ep.Rom.8.2; “n. teleios ho tēs eleutheriasEp.Jac.1.25.

OR IT IS THIS!  II. melody, strain,oida d' ornikhōn nomōs pantōnAlcm.67; “n. hippiosPi.O. 1.101; “Apollōn hageito pantoiōn n.Id.N.5.25; “n. polemikoiTh.5.69; “epēlalaxan Arai ton oxun n.A.Th.952 (lyr.); “krektoi n.S.Fr. 463, cf. AP9.584: metaph., “tous Haidou n.S.Fr.861.

2. esp. a type of early melody created by Terpander for the lyre as an accompaniment to Epic texts, “n. orthiosHdt.1.24; “n. BoiōtiosS.Fr.966; “n. kitharōdikoiAr.Ra.1282, cf. Pl.Lg.700d, Arist.Po.1447b26, Pr.918b13, etc.; also for the flute, “n. aulōdikosPlu.2.1132d; without sung text, n. aulētikos ib.1133d, cf. 138b, Poll.4.79; later, composition including both words and melody, e.g. Tim.Pers.
Plato Gorgias -[483b] for whom it is better to be dead than alive, as it is for anybody who, when wronged or insulted, is unable to protect himself or anyone else for whom he cares. But I suppose the makers of the laws are the weaker sort of men, and the more numerous.
            So it is with a view to themselves and their own interest
            that they make their laws and distribute their praises and censures

-[483c] and to terrorize the stronger sort of folk who are able to get an advantage, and to prevent them from getting one over them, 
           they tell them, that such aggrandizement is foul and unjust,
           and that wrongdoing is just this endeavor to get the advantage of one's neighbors:

           for I expect they are well content to see themselves on an equality,
                  when they are so inferior.
          So this is why by convention it is termed unjust and foul to aim at an advantage over the majority,

-[483d] and why they call it wrongdoing: but nature, in my opinion,
           herself proclaims the fact that it is right for the better to have advantage of the worse, and the abler of the feebler.
           It is obvious in many cases that this is so, not only in the animal world, but in the states and races, collectively, of men-
           -that right has been decided to consist in the sway and advantage of the stronger over the weaker.
           For by what manner of right did Xerxes

-Plato Gorgias [483e] march against Greece, or his father against Scythia? Or take the countless other cases of the sort that one might mention. Why, surely these men follow nature--the nature of right--in acting thus; yes, on my soul, and follow the law of nature--though not that, I dare say, which is made by us;
          we mold the best and strongest amongst us,
          taking them from their infancy like young lions,
          and utterly enthral them by our spells

Callicles boldly applies the word nomos, which so far has been used in the sense of man-made law or convention, in its widest sense of “general rule” or “principle.

-Nomos by custom, conventionally, OPPOSED to inspired. By the law of force.

II.  a musical mode or strain, Aesch., Plat., etc.; nomoi kitharōdikoi Ar.
2. a song sung in honour of some god, Hdt.; nomoi polemikoi war- tunes, Thuc.

THE TRUTH ABOUT GALATIANS 5 AND THE MASSIVE SOWERS OF DISCORD

There is no Bible or recorded history which does not connect musical "worship" to a giant outburst of effeminate or perverted worship. All pagan religious singers and musicians were castrated (ACappella) ministers of Cybele or other Babylon Mother of Harlots.  In Revelation 18 John calls them "lusted after fruits" (same as in Amos) and they performed as preachers, singers in instrument players. John called them SORCERERS who had deceived the whole world.


Gal. 5:10 I have confidence in you through the Lord, that ye will be none otherwise minded:
        but he that troubleth you shall bear his judgment, whosoever he be.
Gal. 5:11 And I, brethren, if I yet preach circumcision,
        why do I yet suffer persecution? then is the offence of the cross ceased.
Gal. 5:12 I would they were even cut off which trouble you.

Gal 5:12 As for those agitators, I wish they would go the whole way and emasculate themselves!
Gregory Nazianzen

Nor are we concerned with Phrygian mutilations and flutes and Corybantes, and all the ravings of men concerning Rhea, consecrating people to the mother of the gods, and being initiated into such ceremonies as befit the mother of such gods as these. Nor have we any carrying away of the Maiden, nor wandering of Demeter, nor her intimacy with Celei and Triptolemi and Dragons; nor her doings and sufferings ... for I am ashamed to bring into daylight that ceremony of the night, and to make a sacred mystery of obscenity. Eleusis knows these things, and so do those who are eyewitnesses of what is there guarded by silence, and well worthy of it. Nor is our commemoration one of Dionysus, and the thigh that travailed with an incomplete birth, as before a head had travailed with another; nor of the hermaphrodite god, nor a chorus of the drunken and enervated host; nor of the folly of the Thebans which honours him; nor the thunderbolt of Semele which they adore. Nor is it the harlot mysteries of Aphrodite, who, as they themselves admit, was basely born and basely honoured; nor have we here Phalli and Ithyphalli, shameful both in form and action; nor Taurian massacres of strangers; nor blood of Laconian youths shed upon the altars, as they scourged themselves with the whips; and in this case alone use their courage badly, who honour a goddess, and her a virgin. For these same people both honour effeminacy, and worship boldness.
11 There was a temple of Rhea [ZOE] in Phrygia, in which at her festivals people mutilated flutes alluded to served to turn the thoughts of the sufferes from the pain of the operation.

The Corybantes were the ministers of the goddess, who led the wild orgies of her worship. It is believed that there is an allusion to this practice of self-mutilation in Galat. v. 12. So at least S. Jerome, S. Ambrose, and all the Greek Fathers take the passage. S. Thomas Aquinas, understanding the word in the same sense, applies it mystically.

Here is what an agitator does to RECRUCIFY Christ who SILENCED the passion and pride:
Anastatoo (g387) an-as-tat-o'-o; from a der. of 450 (in the sense of removal); prop. to drive out of home, i.e. (by impl.) to disturb (lit. or fig.): - trouble, turn upside down, make an uproar, to stir up, excite, unsettle to excite tumults and seditions in the state to upset, unsettle, minds by disseminating religious error

    NOTICE THAT THE MARK OF THE RECRUCIFYING PARTY IS:
-Psallô I. In gen., to play upon a stringed instrument; esp., to play upon the cithara, to sing to the cithara: psallere saltare elegantius,  Horace Odes 4:13.7.  Jucundus, Voluptuosus
Elegant Elego I. to convey away (from the family) by bequest, to bequeath away
-Against Catiline [23] In these bands are all the gamblers, all the adulterers, all the unclean and shameless citizens. These boys, so witty and delicate,
        have learnt not only to love and to be loved, not only to sing and to dance,
        but also to brandish daggers and to administer poisons;
and unless they are driven out, unless they die, even should Catiline die, I warn you that the school of Catiline would exist in the republic.

-Horace Odes 4.13
The gods have heard, the gods have heard my prayer;
Yes, Lyce! you are growing old, and still
You struggle to look fair;
You drink, and dance, and trill

Your songs to youthful Love, in accents weak

With wine, and age, and passion. Youthful Love!
He dwells in Chia's cheek,
And hears her harp-strings move.
THEY ALL LIE ABOUT EVERY BIBLICAL OR HISTORICAL EVIDENCE BECAUSE THEY ARE LIARS. HERE IS THE PRACTICE AND THE PEOPLE DEFINED AS AGITATORS:

Remembering that ACappella is a steal word from "a cappella." This was in the style of the pope's castrated "musical worship team" where instruments were never permitted.
    Melpô, Sing or celebrate a song and dance Melos 2.music to which a song is set, tune 3. melody of an instrument, Mouso-polos, on, A.serving the Muses, poetic II. Subst., bard, minstrel, AS THE: Aoidos A.singer, minstrel, bard, 3.enchanter, Eunouchos Eunouchos A.castrated person, eunuch, employed to take charge of the women Gallos, ho, A. priest of Cybele, Used with: Pempô , 2. pompên p. conduct, or take part in, a procession, chorous move in dancing procession, phallos Dionusôi pempomenos carried in procession in his honour

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? ... 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.

ALL AUTHORITY FOR MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS DERIVE FROM THE LAW OF THE CURSED MONARCHY

Gal. 5:18 But if ye be led of the Spirit, ye are not under the law.
Gal. 5:19 Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these;
        Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness,
Gal. 5:20 Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies,
Gal. 5:21 Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, 
        as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God. 

ALL OF THE MUSES WERE FILTHY ADULTERESSES OR PERVERTED OR THEY WOULD NOT PERFORM.  Witchcraft is:

Latin: vĕnēfĭcĭum , ii, n. veneficus. II. The preparation of magic potions, magic, sorcery: subito totam causam oblitus est: “idque veneficiis et cantionibus Titiniae factum esse dicebat,Cic. Brut. 60, 217; cf.: “quosque veneficiis abstulit illa (Medea) suis,Ov. H. 6, 150; Plin. 18, 6, 8, § 41 sq.; 25, 2, 5, § 10; Petr. 128.

Factum to make in all senses, to do, perform, accomplish, prepare, produce, bring to pass, cause, effect, create, commit, perpetrate, form, fashion, etc.  poëma,to compose, id. Pis. 29, 70: “carmina,Juv. 7, 28: “versus,id. 7, 38: sermonem,Cic. Fam. 9, 8, 1; cf. “litteram,id. Ac. 2, 2, 6: ludos, to celebrate, exhibit = edere, id. Rep. 2, 20; id. Att. 15, 10; “also i. q. ludificari,Plaut. Capt. 3, 4, 47:
7. In mercant. lang., to practise, exercise, follow any trade or profession: cum mercaturas facerent,Cic. Verr. 2, 5, 28, § 72: “naviculariam,id. ib. 2, 5, 18, § “46: argentariam,id. ib. 2, 5, 49, § 155; id. Caecin. 4, 10: “topiariam,id. Q. Fr. 3, 1, 2, § 5: “haruspicinam,id. Fam. 6, 18, 1: “praeconium,id. ib.; so, “piraticam,id. Post. Red. in Sen. 5, 11: “medicinam,Phaedr. 1, 14, 2.—
8. In relig. lang., like the Gr. rhezein, to perform or celebrate a religious rite; to offer sacrifice, make an offering, to sacrifice:

Greek: pharma^kos (on the accent v. Hdn.Gr.1.150), o(, h(,
A. poisoner, sorcerer, magician, LXXEx.7.11 (masc.), Ma.3.5 (fem.), Apoc.21.8, 22.15.
Revelation 21.8 But for the cowardly, unbelieving, sinners, abominable, murderers, sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars, their part is in the lake that burns with fire and sulfur, which is the second death."
pornos , ho,
A.  catamite, Ar.Pl.155, X.Mem.1.6.13, D.22.73 
2.  sodomite, D.Ep.4.11, Phalar.Ep.4.
3. in LXX and NT, fornicator, LXXSi.23.16, 1 Ep.Cor.5.9, al.
II. idolater
Pharma^kon 3. enchanted potion, philtre: hence, charm, spell, Od.4.220 sq., Ar.Pl.302, Theoc.2.15, PSI1.64.20 (i B. C.); “pharmakois ton andr' emēnenAr.Th.561; toiauta ekhō ph. such charms have I, Hdt.3.85, cf. Apoc.9.21.
-Pind. O. 9

[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.

[11] And shoot a winged sweet arrow to Pytho; for your words will not fall to the ground, short of the mark, when you trill the lyre in honor of the wrestling of the man from renowned Opus. 

-Hes. Th. 1

[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." 

WHO IS THE GODDESS THE RELIGIOUS MUSES WORSHIP?

-[20] So said the ready-voiced daughters of great Zeus, and they plucked and gave [30] me a rod, a shoot of sturdy laurel, a marvellous thing, 
        and breathed into me a divine voice to celebrate things that shall be 
        and things that were aforetime;
and they bade me sing of the race of the blessed gods that are eternally,
        but ever to sing of themselves both first and last.

THE LEADERSHIP:  See to it that no one takes you captive through hollow and deceptive philosophy, which depends on human tradition and the basic principles of this world rather than on Christ” (Col. 2:8). 

SOME TRUTH TO MARK VAIN SPEAKERS USING VAIN PHILOSOPHY AND HUMAN TRADITIONS.

Those needing to UPSET COMFORT ZONES intend to SOW MASSIVE DISCORD: that's their job.


Col. 2:1 For I would that ye knew what great conflict I have for you, and for them at Laodicea,
        and for as many as have not seen my face in the flesh;
Col. 2:2 That their hearts might be comforted, being knit together in love,
        and unto all riches of the full assurance of understanding,
        to the acknowledgement of the mystery of God,
        and of the Father, and of Christ;

Col. 2:7 Rooted and built up in him, and stablished in THE FAITH
          as ye have been taught, abounding therein with thanksgiving.

Col. 2:8 Beware lest any man spoil [lie] you through philosophy and vain deceit,
          after the tradition of men,
          after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ. 

G5385 philosophia fil-os-of-ee'-ah From G5386 ; “philosophy”, that is, (specifically) Jewish sophistry:—philosophy.

G5386 philosophos fil-os'-of-os From G5384 and G4680 ; fond of wise things, that is, a “philosopher”:—philosopher.

The leaders in Ephesians 4 (no preachers named) are specificially to PUT OUT those tricksters using sophistry:

THE WORLD POINTS TO THE MUSICAL WORSHIP OF ALL PAGANS.

John 17:9 I pray for THEM: I pray not for the world,
.. but for them which thou hast given me; for they are thine.

John 17:10 And all mine are thine, and thine are mine; and I am glorified in them.

John 17:11 And now I am no more in the world, but these are in the world, and I come to thee.
.. Holy Father, keep through thine OWN NAME
.. those whom thou hast given me, that they may be one, as we are.

John 17:12 While I was with them in the world,
.. I kept them in thy name: those that thou gavest me I have kept,
.. and none of them is lost, but the son of perdition;
.. that the scripture might be fulfilled.

John 17:13 And now COME I TO THEE;
.. and these things I SPEAK in the world,
.. that they might have my joy FULFILLED in themselves.

John 17:14 I have given them
.. THY WORD; and
.. the world hath HATETH them,
.. because they are not of the world,
.. even as I am not of the world.

John 17:15 I pray not that thou shouldest
.. take them out of the world,
.. but that thou shouldest KEEP them from the EVIL.

John 17:16 They are not of the world, even as I am not of the world.

John 17:17 SANCTIFY them
.. through THY TRUTH:
.. thy WORD is TRUTH.

1Cor. 3:18 Let no man deceive himself. If any man among you
        seemeth to be wise in this world,
        let him become a fool, that he may be wise.
1Cor. 3:19 For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God.
        For it is written, He taketh the wise in their own craftiness.
1Cor. 3:20 And again, The Lord knoweth the thoughts of the wise, that they are vain.

-Sophia A. cleverness or skill in handicraft and art, Hephaestus and Athena, Pl.Prt.32   in music and singing, tekhnē kai s. h.Merc.483, cf. 511; in poetry, Sol.13.52, Pi.O.1.117,
-HH 4 483 And they say that from the utterance of Zeus you have learned both the honors due to the gods, O Far-worker, and oracles from Zeus, even all his ordinances. Of all these I myself have already learned that you have great wealth. Now, you are free to learn whatever you please;
       [475] but since, as it seems, your heart is so strongly set on playing the lyre,
       chant, and play upon it, and give yourself to merriment, taking this as a gift from me,
       and do you, my friend, bestow glory on me. Sing well with this clear-voiced
       companion in your hands; for you are skilled in good, well-ordered utterance.

[480] From now on bring it confidently to the rich feast and lovely dance and glorious revel, a joy by night and by day. Whoso with wit and wisdom enquires of it cunningly, him it teaches [485] through its sound all manner of things that delight the mind, being easily played with gentle familiarities,
        for it abhors toilsome drudgery; but whoso in ignorance enquires of it violently,
        to him it chatters mere vanity and foolishness.

-HH 4 511
Afterwards they two, the all-glorious sons of Zeus turned the cows back towards the sacred meadow, [505] but themselves hastened back to snowy Olympus, delighting in the lyre. Then wisegiven the lyre as token to the Far-shooter, [510] who played it skilfully, holding it upon his arm. But for himself Hermes found out another cunning art and made himself the pipes whose sound is heard afar.

Far Shooter is Apollo (Abaddon or Apollyon) who used the muses as adulterous musical worship team.  He is the "father" of musical worship and homosexual worship.

Zeus was glad and made them both friends. And Hermes loved the son of Leto continually, even as he does now, when he had
The Wise Sophos A. skilled in any handicraft or art, clever, mostly of poets and musicians, Pi.O.1.9, P.1.42, 3.113; en kithara s. E.IT1238

Craftiness Panourgia: in Ephesians 4 the chuch leaders are to STOP these musical invaders. See Ephesians four and the lie about unity in diversity.

2Cor. 4:1 Therefore seeing we have this ministry,
        as we have received mercy, we faint not;
2Cor. 4:2 But have renounced the hidden things of dishonesty,
        not walking in craftiness, nor handling the word of God deceitfully;
        but by manifestation of the truth commending ourselves
        to every man’s conscience in the sight of God.
2Cor. 4:3 But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost:

THE LEADERSHIP THREAT: “But avoid foolish controversies and genealogies and arguments and quarrels about the law, because these are unprofitable and useless. Warn a divisive person once, and then warn him a second time. After that, have nothing to do with him” (Titus 3:8-10).

Titus 3:8 This is a faithful saying, and these things I will that thou affirm constantly, 
        that they which have believed in God
        might be careful to maintain good works.
        These things are good and profitable unto men.
Replacing the resource of The Word of Christ or That Which is Written with effenimate praise songs is NOT a good work: it is Anti-Christian.  Using musical STYLES to enhance the false words is called SORCERY: God prepared hell for sorcerers. 
Titus 3:9 But avoid foolish questions, and genealogies, and contentions, and strivings about the law; for they are unprofitable and vain.

-Mataios vain, empty, idle
Vain Words are Epos or human hymns
generally, that which is uttered in words, speech, tale ((sermon) myths
1. song or lay accompanied by music, 8.91,17.519.
IV. in pl., epic poetry, opp. melē (lyric poetry), iambeia, dithuramboi, etc., “rhaptōn epeōn aoidoiPi.N.2.2
-8.91 Thus sang the bard, but Odysseus drew his purple mantle over his head and covered his face, for he was ashamed to let the Phaeacians see that he was weeping. When the bard left off singing he wiped the tears from his eyes, uncovered his face, and, taking his cup, made a drink-offering to the gods; but when the Phaeacians pressed Demodokos to sing further, for they delighted in his lays, then Odysseus again drew his mantle over his head and wept bitterly. No one noticed his distress except Alkinoos, who was sitting near him, and heard the heavy sighs that he was heaving.
So he at once said, "Aldermen and town councilors of the Phaeacians, we have had enough now, both of the feast, and of the minstrelsy that is its due accompaniment; let us proceed therefore to the athletic sports [athlos], so that our guest on his return home may be able to tell his friends how much we surpass all other nations as boxers, wrestlers, jumpers, and runners."
To this you answered, O swineherd Eumaios, "If these Achaeans, my lady, would only keep quiet, you would be charmed with the history of his adventures.

-Aesch. Seven 422 Eteocles
Here too gain follows with interest from gain. The tongue proves in the end to be an unerring accuser of men's wicked thoughts. [440] Capaneus makes his threats, ready to act, irreverent toward the gods, and giving his tongue full exercise in wicked glee, he, though a mere mortal, sends a loud and swollen boast to Zeus in heaven. But I trust that the fire-bearing thunderbolt will justly come to him, [445] and when it comes it will not be anything like the sun's mid-day heat. And against him, even though he is a big talker, a man of fiery spirit, mighty Polyphontes, is stationed, a dependable sentinel [450] with the good will of guardian Artemis and the other gods. Now tell me about another one allotted to other gates!Exit Polyphontes.

Since the ONLY worship concept mentioned by Jesus, Peter and Paul is to give heed to the Words of Christ, then singy-clappy songs always gender-confused is NOT profitable and is worse than vain.
Titus 3:10 A man that is an heretick after the first and second admonition reject;
A factious person is one who INTRODUCES something of HIS choice. He is a CHURCH STEALER. A sectarian or heretic steals or diverts wat is not his to his own purposes.
-Hairet-os ,
A. that may be taken or conquered, “dolōHdt.4.201; to be understood, Pl.Phd. 81b. Tyrant.
-Hdt. 4.201 When much time had been spent and many on both sides (not less of the Persians than of their enemies) slain, Amasis the general of the foot soldiers devised a plot,
        knowing that Barce could not be taken by force but might be taken by guile:
        he dug by night a wide trench and laid frail planks across it,
        which he then covered over with a layer of earth level with the ground about it.

This allowed a legalistic end-run around a sworn treaty when the earth was changed.
-Turann-is , II. despotic rule, obtained by force or fraud, tyranny, lordship over you,
A HERETIC IS A TROJAN HORSE
-HaireōA. Act., take with the hand, grasp, seizeenthen helōn having taken up [the song], Od.8.500. II. take, get into one's power, nēas ib.13.42; esp. take a city, 2.37, S.Ph.347, etc.; overpower, kill
-Hom. Od. 8.469 I will declare to all mankind that the god has of a ready heart granted thee the gift of divine song.” 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

And he sang how the sons of the Achaeans [515] poured forth from the horse and, leaving their hollow ambush, sacked the city. Of the others he sang how in divers ways they wasted the lofty city, but of Odysseus, how he went like Ares to the house of Deiphobus together with godlike Menelaus. There it was, he said, that Odysseus braved the most terrible fight [520] and in the end conquered by the aid of great-hearted Athena.
WHY CHRIST OUTLAWED  VOCAL OR INSTRUMENTAL REJOICING FOR THE CHURCH.

-War Rules DSS. The description of the trumpets.

[The Rule of the Trumpets: the trumpets] of alarm for all their service for the [ . . . ] for their commissioned men, 17[by tens of thousands and thousands and hundreds and fifties] and tens. Upon the t[rumpets . . . ]

[ . . . ] )8[ . . . ] 19[ . . . which ] 20 [,, . they shall write . . . the trumpets of Col. 3 the battle formations, and the trumpets for assembling them when the gates of the war are opened so that the infantry might advance, the trumpets for the signal of the slain, the trumpets of 2 the ambush, the trumpets of pursuit when the enemy is defeated, and the trumpets of reassembly when the battle returns.

But if they establish an ambush for a battle formation, the three ambushing formations shall [stay at a dist]ance and not ris[e up . . . ] '3 [ . . . ] the battle.

When they [h]ear the trumpets of alarm, the [infantry]men [shall begin to bring do]wn the guilty casualties. Then the ambush shall rise up from its place and also order its [battle form]ations [ . . . 3

Then the Chief Priest shall take his stand with his brothers the priests,] the Levites, and men [of the arm]y. And all the while the priests shall be sounding on the trumpets[ . . . ]

Paul outlaws SELF pleasure in Romans 15 to make the synagogue or church possible.
-Aeiro
I. Act., lift, raise up 4. take up and bear, as a burden
6. raise, levy,lekton aroumen stolonA. Pers.795.
II. raise up, exalt,apo smikrou d' an areias megan
esp. of pride and passion, exalt, excite, hupsou ai. thumon grow excited, S.OT914;
2. raise by words, hence, praise, extol, E.Heracl.322, etc.; ai. logō to exaggerate, D.21.71.
Take away otrher people's property.
REJECT means to decline HIS INVITATION: Divorce Him.
Titus 3:11 Knowing that he that is such is subverted, and sinneth, being condemned of himself.
The SUBVERTED person is the one attempting to MAKE CHANGES.
-Ekstrepo 2. metaph. in pf. part. Pass., genea exestrammenē perverse generation, LXXDe.32.20

Deuteronomy 32.20 He said, I will hide my face from them, I will see what their end shall be: For they are a very perverse generation, Children in whom is no faithfulness.

-PERVERTO B. Trop., perverse, not right, wrong, evil, bad: “dies pervorsus atque advorsus,Plaut. Men. 5, 5, 1: INFIDELIS I. that cannot be relied upon, unfaithful, faithless.
WE ARE TO SAVE OURSELVES FROM THE CROOKED RACE.

The Crooked Race were the perverted, wine-drinking skolion singers in the symposium.

G4646 skolios skol-ee-os' From the base of G4628 ; warped, that is, winding; figuratively perverse:crooked, froward, untoward.

-Skolios 1 curved, winding, twisted, tangled, Lat. obliquus, Hdt., Eur., etc.:-- bent sideways, douleiê kephalê skoliê (Hor. stat capite obstipo) Theogn.: metaph. crooked, i. e. unjust, unrighteous , Il., Hes., etc.; skolia prattein, eipein Plat.:--so adv. skoliôs, Hes.

Prattein, -Prassô II. experience certain fortunes, achieved bondage, i.e. brought it on himself, grant power of song, get something, plot, 3. of sexual intercourse, b. esp. of secret practices and intrigues

-Charis for his pleasure, for his sake, glôssês charin for one's tongue's pleasure, hy pleasure or sake, for the sake of my flesh, for the pleasure of devouring it,  prassein, 4. love-charm, philtre, charizesthai (1.2), indulge, humour, orgêi,  tai Diōnusou sun boēlata kharites dithurambōPi.O.13.19
-Pind. O. 13 But the fame for every work is due to its inventor. Whence did the graces of Dionysus first come to light, with the ox-driving dithyramb? [20] Who invented the bridle for the harness of horses, or placed the double king of birds on top of the temples of gods? And in Corinth the sweet-breathing Muse blossoms, and also Ares, with the deadly spears of young men.
Charizomai charizô , fut. chariô 3. in erotic sense, grant favours to a man,

THE LEADERSHIP:  We believe in practicing liberty in matters of opinion, and we seek to speak where the Bible speaks and remain silent where it is silent. We will try to honor the ancient maxim: “In matters of faith, unity; in matters of opinion, liberty; in all matters, love.”

WE do not have the right to impose one's OWN opinion over the heads of others.

After silencing the music / diet sects in Romans 14 Paul defined "synagogue" which never changed:

Rom. 15:1 We then that are strong ought to bear the infirmities of the weak, 
        and not to please ourselves.  
        (this outlaws all of the hypocritic arts: rhetoric, singing with instruments)

Rom. 15:2 Let every one of us please his neighbour for his good to edification.
Rom. 15:3 For even Christ pleased not himself; but, as it is written,
        The reproaches of them that reproached thee fell on me.
Christ has Prempted you: If He has not written through the prophets and apostles, WE do not speak.
Rom. 15:4 For whatsoever things were written aforetime
        were written for our learning,
        that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope.
Rom. 15:5 Now the God of patience and consolation grant you to be likeminded
        one toward another according to Christ Jesus:
Rom. 15:6 That ye may with one mind and one mouth glorify God,
        even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Rom. 15:7 Wherefore receive ye one another, as Christ also received us to the glory of God.

THAT'S IT: FIRST EXCLUSIVE AND THEN INCLUSIVE.

With all unauthorized and all unfunded operatives of religion, it is not required to have read much of the Bible. Otherwise, they would grasp that from Genesis to Revelation and most recordedd history musical instruments are SOURCED from Satan to "make the lambs dumb before the slaughter" and to PREVENT the Word of God from being taught.  Not using "machines for doing hard work mostly in making war and in creating the shock and awe of religious rituals" which in the Bible and the ancient languages MARKS witchcraft or sorcery.

Calling NOT using instruments traditionalism or "preferences" is truly an underhanded form of psychological violence. Even when none of the groups which flowed into the Church of Christ had EVER used instruments, they--not being able to blush--they claim that the Church of Christ INVENTED not using machines.

THE URGE FOR STYLES IS DEFINED ABOVE OF THE CROOKED RACE.

We Acknowledge

THE LEADERSHIP:  We acknowledge that this is not an easy commitment to keep. 
        As humans, each of us has strong feelings for particular styles and traditions that we, 
        for various reasons, don’t want to give up.
As humans, we acknowledge that some of us
        simply do not like change but instead value stability.

Christ ordained Elders as the sole Pastor-Teachers to PREVENT those who assume the authority to CHANGE.

And as humans we confess our tendency to want to  4 have things our own way, even in church. Just as the early church faced tensions over various cultural and traditional issues, we know that we will face the same. We also acknowledge that it is not always easy to determine whether a particular issue is a clear biblical teaching or a mere private interpretation or stylistic preference.

In Romans 14 Paul outlawed doubtful disputations which were the private opinions of the sects marked  by diet but ALL highly addicted to music: that is why Jesus consigned the pipers, singers and instrument players to the marketplace with all of the other pollutants and commerce.

That would make the assembly possible dedicated SOLELY to speaking that which is written one to another.

The command was to leave  CULTURE outside of the assembly which can never conform to culture.

BUT, AS USUAL WHEN THE STRUCTURE IS FINANCED THE INVADERS HAVE THEIR WAY AND CHASE OUT THE FOUNDERS.

THE LEADERSHIP:   Knowing
        what is a matter of faith and what is a matter of opinion is difficult
        in some cases and may often require long periods of prayer, study,
        and conversation, but the result is worth the effort.

No, prayer will not let you get a secret  message: if it has been taught then it is FAITH.  If it has not been taught then it is opinion.  We know that the command is to teach THAT WHICH IS WRITTEN with one mind and one mouth. We who are disciple know that always excludes all of the hypocritic arts and crafts which stirs up the flesh and makes education (only) impossible.

If God has not radically condemned  instruments and associated them with people dedicated  to making the lambs dumb before the slaughterr then ALL OF CHURCH SCHOLARSHIP is just flat wrong and David is right.

We also acknowledge that, though many things may be permissible, not all things are helpful (1 Cor. 6:12). There are things that the Scriptures allow Christians to do in theory that may be harmful or even wrong in our particular context. 2

For this reason, we acknowledge the need to balance Christian freedom with Christian responsibility,

No, the universal Biblical and  scholarly meaning of CENI is that if God has not commanded or approved  of some practice then it is NOT required to conduct School (only) of the Bible  (only).  Therefore, it cannot AID God and will always deliberately sow discord.

HOW TO FALL FROM GRACE  WITHOUT REDEMPTION
1Cor. 10:6 Now these things were our examples, [PATTERNS}
        to the intent we should not lust after evil things, as they also lusted.
1Cor. 10:7 Neither be ye idolaters, as were some of them; as it is written,
        The people sat down to eat and drink, and rose up to play.  

Christ has given us rest as PAUO which has the same meaning as SABBATH.  The word  REST specificially outlaws rising up to play meaning  musically which always induces sexually.

Of The Golden Calf "From time immorial music had been especially valued in the service of prophecy. Pliny the Elder gives us a report of the cult of Apis:

"In Egypt an ox is honored in place of the god. He is called Apis and he lives in isolation. If he ever goes among the people he stalks along while the lictors make way for him and throngs of boys accompany him, singing songs in his honor. He appears to understand what is happening and seems to wish to be adored. The throngs [of boys] sudddenly become inspired and prophesy the future. (Pliny, Natural History)

Consequently Apollo (Abaddon, Apollyon) was god of prophets and musicians and Pan was god of medicine, music and divination.

Exod 31:14 Ye shall keep the sabbath therefore; for it is holy unto you:
        every one that defileth it shall surely be put to death:
        for whosoever doeth any work therein, that soul shall be cut off from among his people.

8104. shamar, shaw-mar´; a primitive root; properly, to hedge about (as with thorns), i.e. guard; .

Keep in Latin: -Custodio II. With the access. idea of hindering free motion, A. In gen., to hold something back, to preserve, keep: To prevent PLAY or -Ludo A. To sport, play with any thing, to practise as a pastime, amuse one's self with any thing, B. To sport, dally, wanton Esp., to play on an instrument of music, to make or compose music or song:

FALSE PREACHERS USE THE BURNT OFFERING AS AUTHORITY: GOD HAD NOT COMMANDED ANY SACRIFCES.

The instruments of the King and Commanders of the army made a great noise during the burning of the goats for Israel lost beyond redemption. The offering of the goat began to appease Satan.

-Verg. G. 2.386
For no offence but this to Bacchus bleeds
The goat at every altar, and old plays
Upon the stage find entrance; therefore too
The sons of Theseus through the country-side—
Hamlet and crossway—set the prize of wit,
And on the smooth sward over oiled skins
Dance in their tipsy frolic. Furthermore
The Ausonian swains, a race from Troy derived,
Make merry with rough rhymes and boisterous mirth,
Grim masks of hollowed bark assume, invoke
Thee with glad hymns, O Bacchus, and to thee
Hang puppet-faces on tall pines to swing.
Hence every vineyard teems with mellowing fruit,
Till hollow vale o'erflows, and gorge profound,
Where'er the god hath turned his comely head.
Therefore to Bacchus duly will we sing
Meet honour with ancestral hymns, and cates
And dishes bear him; and the doomed goat
Led by the horn shall at the altar stand,
Whose entrails rich on hazel-spits we'll roast.
The Egyptian Opis (Apis) and others which Israel worshipped at Mount Sinal were worshipped throughout the area. "In preference to all other hymns these choirs generally sang the so-called epiphany hymns,which were intended to invite the gods to appear. Plutarch wrote:
Why do the women of Elis call upon God in song to approach them with the bull's foot? Their song is the following:
Come, Dionysus, Hero,
into the holy temple of Elis,
together with the Graces
come violently into the temple with the bull's foot!
Then they sang twice at the end: "Sacred Bull!" (Johannes Quasten, Music & Worship in Pagan and Christian Antiquity, p. 76)
"For nonliterate peoples, music often serves purposes other than entertainment or aesthetic enjoyment. Certain wind instrumentare closely associated with the supernatural, and their sounds connote powerful magic. Australian Aborigines, for instance, identify the sound of a bull-roarer with thevoices of supernatural beings; for the Plains Indians, the same sound signifies an awesome natural phenomenon, such as thunder. Wind instruments are often among a group's most important ritual objects, and in some cultures they are specially venerated. The Kamairua Indians of the Amazon rain forest keep their giant flutes (three to four feet long), wherein spirits are believed to dwell, in a special shrine where they are worshiped. The flutes and drums of New Guinea are similarly housed and worshiped.

"Wind instruments in primitive cultures also serve nonreligious functions. In New Guinea, bamboo trumpets were once played
to frighten an enemyduring battle and
to
alert a village that the victorious warriors were coming home with the corpses of the foes.
"Conch-shell trumpets are used for signaling in the Pacific coastal regions of Columbia and in the Ecuadoran highlands. Trumpets also may be associated with the office of king or chief, as in West Africa, where their use is strictly controlled by tribal law. "wind instrument" Encyclopædia Britannica Online.

"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).

1Cor. 10:23 All things are lawful for me, but all things are not expedient: all things are lawful for me, but all things edify not.
WELL, NOT ALL THINGS!
THE LEADERSHIP:  exercising our freedom in love (1 Cor. 16:14), for edifying others (1 Cor. 14:26), and for the glory of God (1 Cor. 10:31).
Edifying is educating: Paul outlawed all of the arousal arts and artists and commanded that we use one mind and one mouth to teach "that which is written."  Music is always spiritual abrading known from the foundation of the world and modern medical science.  Music was called sacred violence because its goal was to make the lambs dumb before the slaughter.
In matters of opinion or judgment, we acknowledge the need to ask the question, “Will this help us to do what God wants done?” We do not wish to create an environment where freedom is exercised without concern for how such freedom will impact others.
Lucky for true Disciples, the jury is in and people who do not know that may be plants: not even Judas knew his mision until Jesus had ground him the SOP: sop has the same root meaning as PSALLO which truly ignorant men try to twist into a mjusical term when it is a warfare term or perverted term other than "in the heart."

We Commit

THE LEADERSHIP: As leaders at North Boulevard, we commit to the instructions of Ephesians 4:2: “Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace.”  We pledge to extend freedom in matters of opinion and to encourage people to flourish within the freedom that Christ offers, so long as this freedom is used responsibly and in loving ways that edify others and glorify God.

ELDERS WHO LET THE WOLVES IN ARE IDENTIFIED AS GENDER CONFUSED: THE FLOCK WILL RUN.


The MARK OF THE BEAST: no doubt about it.

-Lukos  oresteroi [homosexual. snake, wolf]  to be struck dumb, of things that are not, 'pigeon's milk', Suid.; hôs l. chanôn, of vain expectation, oin humenaioi, of an impossibility, Id.Pax1076, 1112, cf. Il.22.263; hôs lukoi arn' agapôsin, of treacherous or unnatural love, Poet. ap. Pl.Phdr.241d; lukou bion zên [ZOE], i. e. live by rapine, Prov. ap. Plb.16.24.4; ek lukou stomatos, of getting a thing praeter spem, Zen.3.48; tôn ôtôn echein ton lukon 'catch a Tartar', Apollod.Car.18, cf. Plb.30.20.8; l. aeton pheugei, of the inescapable, Diogenian.6.19; l. peri phrear choreuei, of those engaged in vain pursuits, ib.21.

Chorus vain pursuits of Dionysus  sing and play the kithara

VI. nickname of paiderastai, AP12.250 (Strat.), cf. Pl.Phdr. 241d. 

-Humenai-oô ,
A. sing the wedding-song, A.Pr.557 (lyr.).
2. wed, take to wife, kouras Theoc.22.179 : prov., prin ken lukos oin humenaioi 

The hieros gamos was the ultimate expression of what is termed 'temple prostitution' where a man visited a priestess in order to receive gnosis - to experience the devine for himself through the act of lovemaking. The word describing the priestess was hierodule which means 'sacred servent'. Pistis (Faith) is Sophia or Wisdom: Her daughter is called 'Eve of life' or Zoe, the 'holy spirit'. i.e. prostitution

The Brides and Bridegrooms in Revelation 18 performd this holy sex.

All singers and musicians were honored to be the harem of the gods. 

-Psaltôid-eô , psaltOideo, KitheraOideo,
A. sing to the harp, LXX 2 Ch.5.13.

Khor-euô dance a round or choral dance, take part in the chorus, regarded as a matter of religion, things represented in mimic dance, to celebrate marriages, things represented in mimic dance,' aulos husteron khoreuetō [flute, trumpet]justeron choreuetô 

1 Pet. 5:8 Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil,
        as a roaring lion,
        walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:

-kunikos , II. Kunikos, ho, Cynic, as the followers of the philosopher Antisthenes were called, from the gymnasium (Kunosarges) where he taught, D.L.6.13; or from their resemblance to dogs in several respects,

ôruomai

g 5612 Oryomai 1) to roar, to howl (of a lion, wolf, dog, and other beasts)
The most beloved Mousa [Sokrates way] Aoide of the howling wolf
Oruma
Kuon barking
Ezek 19:[6]  He went up and down among the lions; he became a young lion, and he learned to catch the prey; he devoured men. [7]  He knew their palaces, and laid waste their cities; and the land was desolate, and the fullness of it, because of the noise of his roaring.

Teret-isma , atos, to, a humming, twanging, phormingôn Diog. ap. D.L.6.104 (alluding to E.Fr.200), Luc.Nigr.15, AP7.612, cf. 11.352 (both Agath.); chirruping of cicadas, Hsch.

-Lukos VI. nickname of paiderastai,, AP12.250 (Strat.), cf. Pl.Phdr. 241d.

Paiderastai, A. lover of boys, mostly in bad sense. The plucking proof text for PSALLO all related to these wolves plucking the youth ministers of the Mother Goddess.
-Plato, Phaedrus: [241d] “Just as the wolf loves the lamb, so the lover adores his beloved.” There it is, Phaedrus! Do not listen to me any longer; let my speech end here

-Aoid-ê eppsdê, spell, incantation
a) of men, to raise a loud and inarticulate cry: either of grief, or of joy Heredotus 4
2) to sing with a loud voice PINDAR OLYMPIAN 9

-Heredotus 4: LXXV. The Scythians then take the seed of this hemp and, crawling in under the mats, throw it on the red-hot stones, where it smoulders and sends forth such fumes that no Greek vapor-bath could surpass it. [2] The Scythians howl in their joy at the vapor-bath. This serves them instead of bathing, for they never wash their bodies with water

-Commentary CCII.[2] têi odmêi. For this primitive form of smoking cf. iv. 75, the vapour baths of the Scythians. Probably some kind of hemp is meant; the Cannabis sativa is indigenous in Central Asia; hashish is still prepared from Cannabis indica.
ōruontai: they ‘howl’ with delight, but also from intoxication by the hemp fumes; cf. i. 202. 2 n. for the latter. Rawlinson needlessly supposes H. to confuse the effects of a vapour bath and of intoxication.

-Pindar Olympian 9.[1] The resounding strain of Archilochus, the swelling thrice-repeated song of triumph, sufficed to lead Epharmostus to the hill of Cronus, in victory-procession with his dear companions.

The resounding strain of Archilochus, the swelling thrice-repeated song of triumph, sufficed to lead Epharmostus to the hill of Cronus, in victory-procession with his dear companions.

[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.

[11] And shoot a winged sweet arrow to Pytho; for your words will not fall to the ground, short of the mark,
when you trill the lyre in honor of the wrestling of the man from renowned Opus. Praise Opus and her son;

TRILL: THOUGH I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal. 1 Cor 13:1

Chirruping is the sounds of the "locusts."

-Teret-isma , atos, to/,

A. a humming, twanging, “phormiggōn” (Mark of Apollo, Abaddon)  Diog. ap. D.L.6.104 (alluding to E.Fr.200), Luc.Nigr.15, AP7.612, cf. 11.352 (both Agath.); chirruping of cicadas, Hsch.
II. metaph., a mere sound or twittering, teretismata ta eidē (the Platonic ideas) Arist.APo.83a33; ta sunēthē tauta t. the ordinary prattle, Procop.Gaz.Ep.33; “to poēma oukh hōs t. kai krouma nooumen

We Ask

THE LEADERSHIP:  We ask the congregation to be discerning
            between matters of faith
            and matters of opinion
We ask the congregation to be willing to accept 
        that some of the things we have done in the past at North Boulevard
        are only traditions and that these traditions may not be necessary for following Jesus. 
  1. IF you follow Christ in Prophecy you know that Judas would try to defeat him or triumph over him: this is the vocal or instrumental rejoicing OUTLAWED for the church.
  2. If you follow Jesus you will know that He cast out the Musical Minstrels (always pagan priestesses) using a term meaning like dung.
  3. If you follow Jesus you will consigned the pipers, singers and dancers to the marketplace.
  4. If you follow Jesus you will TEACH in the synagogues and go OUT to preach.
  5. If you follow Jesus you will never be able to pick up an instrument or go girlish musical.
  6. If you follow Jesus you will stand up to READ the assigned text and then decently SIT DOWN.
  7. And on and on.

If the hidden agenda includes music then this is probably a lie.

Indeed, we ask the congregation to join us 
        in recognizing that, from time to time,
        our traditions may eclipse the Word of God
        or even hinder God’s work.

HERE  IS THE DIRECT COMMAND AND APPROVED EXAMPLE TO PREVENT THAT.
Acts 15:21 For Moses
        of old time hath
        in every city them that preach him,
        being read in the synagogues
        every sabbath day.
Again, there is nothing based on evil traditons about congregational singing and NOT hindering Christ by the use of music.  Music means "to silence the voice of the victim." When the preacher is pontificating the Christ has to be silent. When the singers are musicating their own words then Christ must be silent.  The  TRADITIONALISM includes located preachers and the law of giving.
Jesus found the traditions of the Pharisees to do just that: “Thus you nullify the word of God for the sake of your tradition” (Matt. 15:6). We do not want to be like the Pharisees

We ask the members of the body to appreciate 

        that we have many different opinions and traditions
        and that we ought not to give our traditions the same weight as we do the Word of God.

We ask every member to be open to consider
        when a tradition no longer serves its original purpose
        or when it is preferable to alter a tradition or adopt a new custom or method.

HOW TO MARK SCRIBES AND PHARISEES JESUS CALLED HYPOCRITES

THE BURDEN IS SHIFTED: THOSE WHO DELIBERATELY SOW MUSICAL DISCORD ARE OBLIGATED TO FIND A COMMAND, EXAMPLE OR INFERENCE WHERE ANY OF GOD'S PEOPLE EVER WORSHIPPED CONGREGATIONALLY WITH SINGING AND INSTRUMENTAL ACCOMPANIMENT.

They are further obligated to show why they deliberately ignore the 100% Biblicaland historical evidence which connects instruments to Satan as the SOURCE, to witches and sorcerers (Revelation 18), to warriors creating panic, to sacrificial (not commanded) EXORCISTS, to prostitutes and Sodomites which plagued Jerusalem and all sacrificial altars.

"Judging" is inflicting punishment on people for their own fun and profit.

THE LEADERSHIP: We further ask that every member exercise care 
        not to judge other members merely on the basis of cultural, traditional, or stylistic norms.

As Paul concludes “So then, each of us will give an account of himself to God. Therefore let us stop passing judgment

FOR THAT REASON WE WILL TRY TO MAKE THE PEOPLE UNDER ATTACK MORE LITERATE.

   2 Paul’s discourse on eating meats that had first been sacrificed in the name of idols demonstrates this truth. Paul admits that there is nothing wrong with such meat and that Christians may eat it with clear consciences. At the same time, however, Paul warns his Corinthian readers that they might inadvertently lead a former idolater back into paganism by exercising this freedom. He even expresses concern that one might end up mixing the table of Christ with the table of demons by eating such meat. Paul shows a careful balance between freedom in Christ and Christian responsibility—a balance we must practice today as well. See 1 Corinthians 8-10.  5

on one another. Instead, make up your mind not to put any stumbling block or obstacle in your brother's way” (Rom. 14:12-13). 

THE TRUTH ABOUT ROMANS 14 WHERE THESE FALSE TEACHERS ARE SILENCED ABSOLUTELY

Paul outlaws "doubtful disputations" in Romans 14: this would be any opionion or preference which comes out of the human mind.  The three sects which would be identified and possibly judged in the marketplace were the Dionysiacs, Orphics, and the Phythagoreans: he invented the word KOSMOS or WORLD and Jesus said He would not even pray for them. The DIETARY mark includes all of the practices which used loud vocal and instrumental music.  In writing Romans 15 Paul defined the synagogue which was ordained in the wildernes by Christ the Rock:

Disputing” implies a questioning mind and suggests an arrogant attitude by those who assume they’re always right. Arguing with others in the body of Christ is disruptive. That’s why Paul spent the first part of chapter 2 on humility.

To dwell above, with saints we love, that will be grace and glory
But to live below with saints we know, now that’s a different story!

Dialogismos is used 14 times in the NAS (Matthew; Mark; Luke 6x; Romans 2x; 1 Corinthians; Philippians; 1 Timothy; James) and is translated as: argument, 1; disputing, 1; dissension, 1; doubts, 1; motives, 1; opinions, 1; reasonings, 2; speculations, 1; thoughts, 3; what...were thinking, 2

Dialogismos is used 11 times in the Septuagint (LXX) (Ps 40:5, 56:5, 92:5, 94:11, 139:2, 139:20, 146:4, Isa 59:7, Jer 4:14, Lam 3:60-61) Dialogismos often means the perverse, vain thinking which contemplates destruction (Ps. 94:11), and is turned against God (Jer. 4:14; Isa. 59:7) and against the godly (Ps. 56:5).

PAUL USED SYNAGOGUE WORDS FOR THE ASSEMBLY OR GATHERING

It was INCLUSIVE of Rest, Reading and Rehearsing the Word of God: what Disciples.
It was EXCLUSIVE of vocal or instrumental rejoicing: what godly and reverent people CANNOT do.

WHY PEOPLE LUSTING TO UPSET COMFORT ZONES ARE NOT FIT FOR THE KINGDOM OF CHRIST.


The choice is not between preaching (one of the hypocritic arts) and drama which is explicitely outlawed in the Latin version where Paul outlawed self-pleasure just before he defined the role of the ekklesia or synagogue to "speak that which is written with one mind and one mouth." People would not NEED to attend BIBLE SCHOOL (only) if they were smart enought to TWIST the Word of God.  One of the first things you do NOT do with the weak minded who are unable to do RATIONAL (spiritual) discernment is to afflict them with the hypocritic arts such as the word SINGING which is translated as SORCERY.

-Romans XVdebemus autem nos firmiores inbecillitates infirmorum sustinere et non nobis placere

-Sustinere  I. to hold up, hold upright, uphold, to bear up, keep up, support, sustain 1.To sustain, support, maintain, by food, money, or other means (maintain, preserve with dignity of a citizen II.the citizens united in a community, the body - politic, the state, and as this consists of one city and its territory, or of several cities, it differs from urbs, i.e. the compass of the dwellings of the collected citizens;  Concr.,

-Imbecillitas Caes. B. G. 7, 77, 9

Caes. B. G. 7, 77, 9  -Caesar, Gallic War 7.77. LXXVII. But those who were blockaded at Alesia , the day being past, on which they had expected auxiliaries from their countrymen, and all their corn being consumed ignorant of what was going on among the Aedui, convened an assembly [-Concilium Pastorium] and deliberated on the exigency of their situation. After various opinions had been expressed among them, some of which proposed a surrender, others a sally, while their strength would support it, the speech of Critognatus ought not to be omitted for its singular and detestable cruelty. 

-Concilium is the same as Latin ecclesia or Greek sulloge or synagogue. I.a collection of people, an association, gathering, union, meeting A.An assembly for consultation pastorum -pasco  2.To feed, nourish, maintain, support, 3.To cherish, cultivate, let grow, feed 

4. Of animals, to graze, browse (poet.): “pascentes capellae,

-Verg. E. 3, 96 Virgil, Mario

MENALCAS
O every way
unhappy sheep, unhappy flock! while he
still courts Neaera, fearing lest her choice
should fall on me, this hireling shepherd here
wrings hourly twice their udders, from the flock
filching the life-juice, from the lambs their milk.

DAMOETAS
“My Muse, although she be but country-bred,
is loved by Pollio: O Pierian Maids,
pray you, a heifer for your reader feed!”

DAMOETAS
“Pollio himself too doth new verses make:
feed ye a bull now ripe to butt with horn,
and scatter with his hooves the flying sand.”

DAMOETAS
“Pollio himself too doth new verses make:
feed ye a bull now ripe to butt with horn,
and scatter with his hooves the flying sand.”

Polio: A Roman knight and a friend of Augustus. He was by birth a freedman, and has obtained a place in history on account of his riches and his cruelty. He was accustomed to feed his lampreys with human flesh, and whenever a slave displeased him, the unfortunate wretch was forthwith thrown into the pond as food for the fish

MENALCAS 

“Who hates not Bavius [dull poet], let him also love
thy songs, O Maevius, ay, and therewithal
yoke foxes to his car, and he-goats milk.”

-Pastor 2.The minister or superintendent of a church or congregation

-Ezek XXXIV. The word of Yahweh came to me, saying, [2]  Son of man, prophesy against the shepherds of Israel, prophesy, and tell them, even to the shepherds, Thus says the Lord Yahweh: Woe to the shepherds of Israel who feed themselves! Shouldn't the shepherds feed the sheep? [3]  You eat the fat, and you clothe you with the wool, you killyou don't feed the sheep. [4]  You haven't strengthened the diseased, neither have you healed that which was sick, neither have you bound up that which was broken, neither have you brought back that which was driven away, neither have you sought that which was lost; but with force and with rigor have you ruled over them. [5]  They were scattered, because there was no shepherd; and they became food to all the animals of the field, and were scattered. the fatlings; but

Eph 4:[11]  He gave some to be apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, shepherds and teachers; [12]  for the perfecting of the saints, to the work of serving, to the building up of the body of Christ; [13]  until we all attain to the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a full grown man, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ 

Even those who are weak to the point of teaching false doctrine are to be accepted in the assembly (synagogue): it is not a place for diversities of opinions or doubtful disputations out of people's own mind.  However, by narrowly restricting the Church of Christ to being a School of the Word they can be educated by the Word.

-Matthew Henry Christian liberty was allowed, not for our pleasure, but for the glory of God, and the good of others. We must please our neighbour, for the good of his soul; not by serving his wicked will, and humouring him in a sinful way; if we thus seek to please men, we are not the servants of Christ. Christ's whole life was a self-denying, self-displeasing life. And he is the most advanced Christian, who is the most conformed to Christ. Considering his spotless purity and holiness, nothing could be more contrary to him, than to be made sin and a curse for us, and to have the reproaches of God fall upon him; the just for the unjust. He bore the guilt of sin, and the curse for it; we are only called to bear a little of the trouble of it. He bore the presumptuous sins of the wicked; we are called only to bear the failings of the weak. And should not we be humble, self-denying, and ready to consider one another, who are members one of another? The Scriptures are written for our use and benefit, as much as for those to whom they were first given. Those are most learned who are most mighty in the Scriptures. That comfort which springs from the word of God, is the surest and sweetest, and the greatest stay to hope. The Spirit as a Comforter, is the earnest of our inheritance. This like-mindedness must be according to the precept of Christ, according to his pattern and example. It is the gift of God; and a precious gift it is, for which we must earnestly seek unto him.

-Infirmus  I. not strong, weak, feeble. Very uncertain about their beliefs. This could be superstitious Cic. Fam. 15, 1, 3  sum paulo infirmior,Hor. S. 1, 9, 71 about what foods they coudl eat. 

Cicero 1 11 My dear Tullia's ill-health and weakness frightens me to death. I gather that you are shewing her great attention, for which I am deeply grateful.

Horace 1.9.
"We do not live there in the manner you imagine; there is not a house that is freer or more remote from evils of this nature. It is never of any disservice to me, that any particular person is wealthier or a better scholar than I am: every individual has his proper place."

"You tell me a marvelous thing, scarcely credible."

"But it is even so."
"You the more inflame my desires to be near his person."

"You need only be inclined to it: such is your merit, you will accomplish it: and he is capable of being won; and on that account the first access to him he makes difficult."

"I will not be wanting to myself; I will corrupt his servants with presents; if I am excluded to-day, I will not desist; I will seek opportunities; I will meet him in the public streets; I will wait upon him home. Life allows nothing to mortals without great labor."

Outlawed:  -Placeo to please, to be pleasing or agreeable, to be welcome, acceptable, to satisfy (class.).
1. In scenic lang., of players or pieces presented, to please, find favor,
1. In scenic lang., of players or pieces presented, to please, find favor, give satisfaction: “primo actu placeo, Ter. Hec. prol. alt. 31: cui scenico placenti,

Rom. 8:8 So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God.
Rom. 8:9 But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, 
        if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. 
        Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his.

Outlawed: -Scaenicus I. of or belonging to the stage, scenic, dramaticORGANA, theatrical
I. Lit.: poëtae, dramatic poets, ludi, stage-plays, theatrical representations, : fabula, a drama,  
2. Placere sibi, to be pleased or satisfied with one's self, to flatter one's self, to pride or plume one's self

I. Lit.: poëtae, dramatic poets, ludi, stage-plays, theatrical representations, : fabula, a drama, organa, Suet. Ner. 44 : coronae, id. ib. 53 : habitus, id. ib. 38 : gestus, Cic. de Or. 3, 59, 220 : modulatio Comedy. Orator

Poi-êtês II. composer of a poem, author, p. kômôidias Pl.Lg.935e ; p. kainôn dramatôn, b. composer of music, 2. author of a speech

Outlawed-Organum Vitr. 10, 1.--Of musical instruments, a pipe,. Gen. 4, 21; id. 2 Par. 34, 12 et saep.--Of hydraulic engines, an organ, water-organ: organa hydraulica

Gen 4:21 And his brother's name was Jubal: he was the father of all such as handle the harp and organ.

H8610 manipulate, figuratively to use unwarrantably:--catch, handle, (lay, take) hold (on, over), stop, X surely, surprise, take.
H8608 taphaph to drum, that is, play (as) on the tambourine:taber, play with timbrels.
H8611 tôpheth to'-feth From the base of H8608 ; a smiting, that is, (figuratively) contempt:--tabret. MEANING HELL

Outlawed:  -Modulatio. In partic., a rhythmical measure, modulation; hence, singing and playing, melody, in poetry and music, Quint. 9, 4, 139: modulatione produci aut corripi (verba), id. 9, 4, 89 : modulatio pedum, id. 1, 6, 2 : scenica, id. 11, 3, 57 : vocis, melody, id. 11, 3, 59 : musica, Aus. Ep. 25, 13 .

-Mūsĭca , ae, and mūsĭcē , ēs, f., = mousikē,
I. the art of music, music; acc. to the notions of the ancients, also every higher kind of artistic or scientific culture or pursuit: “musicam Damone aut Aristoxeno tractante? etc.,Cic. de Or. 3, 33, 132: “socci et cothurni,” i. e. comic and dramatic poetry, Aus. Ep. 10, 43: “musice antiquis temporibus tantum venerationis habuit, ut,Quint. 1, 10, 9.

Clement of Alexandria: "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.

Outlawed: -fābŭla , ae, f. fari,

I. a narration, narrative, account, story; the subject of common talk.
II. In partic. (freq. and class.), a fictitious narrative, a tale, story (syn.: apologus, narratio): narrationum tris accepimus species, fabulam, quae versatur in tragoediis atque carminibus non a veritate modo, sed etiam a forma veritatis remota, argumentum ... historiam, etc.
B. Of particular kinds of poetry.
1. Most freq., a dramatic poem, drama, play (syn.: “ludus, cantus, actio, etc.): in full, fabula scaenica,Amm. 28, 1, 4; “or, theatralis,id. 14, 6, 20: “fabula ad actum scenarum composita,Quint. 5, 10, 9

[2] unusquisque vestrum proximo suo placeat in bonum ad aedificationem [3] etenim Christus non sibi placuit sed sicut scriptum est inproperia inproperantium tibi ceciderunt super me 

LOQUOR I. inf. loquier, Naev. ap. Gell. 1, 24, 2), v. dep. n. and a. [Sanscr. lap-, to talk, whisper; Gr. lak-, elakon, laskô], to speak, talk, say (in the lang. of common life, in the tone of conversation; cf. Quint. 9, 4, 10; 11, 3, 45). 

1. To speak out, to say, tell, talk about, mention, utter, name: A. To speak, declare, show, indicate or express clearly:

(a). Absol.: “loquitur ad aedificationem,Vulg. 1 Cor. 14, 3; 14, 26.—
(b). With gen.: “ad aedificationem Ecclesiae,Vulg. 1 Cor. 14, 12; ib. Eph. 4, 12.
lŏquor, whisper; Gr. lak-, elakon, laskō], to speak, talk, say (in the lang. of common life, in the tone of conversation;
1. To speak out, to say, tell, talk about, mention, utter, name:
A. To speak, declare, show, indicate or express clearly

logik-os , ē, on, (logos) A. of or for speaking or speech, merē l. the organs of speech, Plu.Cor.38: logikē, ,
        speech, Opposite  mousikē,
        Opposite
megalo-prepēs , es, A. [select] befitting a great man, magnificent,
        Opposite proair-esis  5. political party,hoi tēs ekeinou p.Id.10.4. b. sect or school of music,
                philosophy, etc., Plu.2.1137b, Gal.18(2).658; “hai en philosophia p.”  but also, logical, l. sullogismoi,
        Opposite
. rhētorikoi, Rh.1355a13.
-Ecclēsĭa (ēcclĕsĭa , Sedul. 5, 358; Venant. Carm. 3, 6, 24; and ĕclĕsĭa , Paul. Nol. Carm. 15, 117; 28, 32), ae, f., = ekklēsia,
1. A religious assembly of Christians, a Christian congregation, a church (eccl. Lat.; “very freq.): die ecclesiae, etc.,Vulg. Matt. 18, 17; id. Philem. 2;
2. The Church, the whole body of believers: “Christus dilexit ecclesiam,Vulg. Eph. 5, 25:
Christ has Prempted you by Direct Command and minimal reverence IF you understand EKKLESIA

NO ONE IN RECORDED HISTORY THOUGHT THIS WAS DECADENT TRADITIONALISM

THE USUAL PREEMPTIVE STRIKE IS NOT TO GRUMBLE ABOUT THE DECISIONS.

THE LEADERSHIP:  We remind ourselves that we will be judged with the same strictness we apply to others. “Do not judge, or you too will be judged. For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you” (Matt. 7:1-2). “Brothers, do not slander one another. Anyone who speaks against his brother or judges him speaks against the law and judges it. When you judge the law, you are not keeping it, but sitting in judgment on it. There is only one Lawgiver and Judge, the one who is able to save and destroy. But you—who are you to judge your neighbor?” (James 4:11-12). And we remember that God takes our complaints about one another very seriously. “Don't grumble against each other, brothers, or you will be judged. The Judge is standing at the door!” (James 5:9).
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Matt. 7:1 Judge not, that ye be not judged.

2919.  krino, kree´-no; properly, to distinguish, i.e. decide (mentally or judicially); by implication, to try, condemn, punish:  avenge, conclude, condemn, damn, decree, determine, esteem, judge, go to (sue at the) law, ordain, call in question, sentence to, think.

Passing judgment is not speaking against false teaching but it is a violent word:

Krino (g2919) kree'-no; prop. to distinguish, i.e. decide (mentally or judicially); by impl. to try, condemn, punish: - avenge, conclude, condemn, damn, decree, determine, esteem, judge, go to (sue at the) law, ordain, call in question, sentence to, think..

And if any man will sue thee at the law, and take away thy coat, let him have thy cloke also. Mt.5:40 

THE LEADERSHIP: We ask every member to practice the fruit of the Spirit in our dealings with one another. “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law” (Gal. 5:22- 23).  

Gal. 5:19 Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; 
        Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness,
Gal. 5:20 Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations,
        wrath, strife, seditions, heresies,
Witchcraft: Pharmakia.  In Revelation 18 these were rhetoricians, singers and instrument players John called sorcerers who HAD deceived the whole world.
Rev. 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, shall be found any more in thee; and the sound of a millstone shall be heard no more at all in thee;
Rev. 18:23 And the light of a candle shall shine no more at all in thee; and the voice of the bridegroom and of the bride shall be heard no more at all in thee: for thy merchants were the great men of the earth; for by thy sorceries were all nations deceived.
-Strife: Eris Contention, rivalry, contest, kallonas, melōdias, E.IA1308, Rh.923, “erin ekhein amphi mousikēHdt.6.129

-Hdt. 6.129 When the appointed day came for the marriage feast and for Cleisthenes' declaration of whom he had chosen out of them all, Cleisthenes sacrificed a hundred oxen and gave a feast to the suitors and to the whole of Sicyon. [2] After dinner the suitors vied with each other in music and in anecdotes for all to hear. As they sat late drinking, Hippocleides, now far outdoing the rest, ordered the flute-player to play him a dance-tune; the flute-player obeyed and he began to dance. I suppose he pleased himself with his dancing, but Cleisthenes saw the whole business with much disfavor. [3] Hippocleides then stopped for a while and ordered a table to be brought in; when the table arrived, he danced Laconian figures on it first, and then Attic; last of all he rested his head on the table and made gestures with his legs in the air. [4] Now Cleisthenes at the first and the second bout of dancing could no more bear to think of Hippocleides as his son-in-law, because of his dancing and his shamelessness, but he had held himself in check, not wanting to explode at Hippocleides; but when he saw him making gestures with his legs, he could no longer keep silence and said, “son of Tisandrus, you have danced away your marriage.” Hippocleides said in answer, “It does not matter to Hippocleides!” Since then this is proverbial.

-Melōd-ia
A. singing, chanting, E.Rh.923, etc.
II. chant, choral song, “melōdias poiētēsPl.Lg.935e, cf. 812d; lullaby, ib.790e: generally, music,
SECTARIANISM DEFINES THOSE WHO IMPOSED INSTRUMENTS.  The "Leaderrship" sounds bent on creating MUSICAL SECTARIANISM and sowing discord and bringing down God's hatred.
-Hairesis taking, esp. of a town, acquisition of power, Pl.Grg.513a:  esp. religious party or sect, of the Essenes, J.BJ2.8.1; the Sadducees and Pharisees, Act.Ap.5.17, 15.5, 26.5; the Christians, ib.24.5,14, 28.22, generally, faction, party, App.BC5.2.
Plat. Gorg. 513a and so therefore now,
        whether it is your duty to make yourself as like as possible
        to the Athenian people,
        if you intend to win its affection and have great influence in the city:
see if this is to your advantage and mine, so that we may not suffer, my distinguished friend, the fate that they say befalls the creatures who would draw down the moon—the hags of Thessaly; that our choice of this power in the city may not cost us all that we hold most dear. But if you suppose that anyone in the world can transmit to you such an art as will cause you
Socrates alludes to the popular theory that the practice of witchcraft is a serious danger or utter destruction to the practicer.
Gal. 5:21 Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.
Jesus refused to pray for the KOSMOS: The Komos was   
           II. the ode sung at one of these festive processions, Pi.P.8.20, 70, O.4.10, B.8.103;
              Pompe victory procession for Apollo
-Pind. P. 8 One was subdued by the thunderbolt, the other by the bow of Apollo, who with a gracious mind welcomed the son of Xenarces on his return from Cirrha, crowned with [20] a garland of laurel from Parnassus and with Dorian victory-song. His island with her just city has not fallen far from the Graces, having attained the famous excellence of the Aeacidae; she has had perfect [25] glory from the beginning. She is praised in song for having fostered heroes who were supreme in many victory-bearing contests and in swift battles; and she is distinguished in these things even for her men.

[70] Justice stands beside the sweet-singing victory procession. I pray that the gods may regard your fortunes without envy, Xenarces. For if anyone has noble achievements without long toil, to many he seems to be a skillful man among the foolish, [75] arming his life with the resources of right counsel. But these things do not depend on men. It is a god who grants them; raising up one man and throwing down another.
-Plat. Theaet. 173d  do not even know where the court-room is, or the senate-house, or any other public place of assembly; as for laws and decrees, 
        they neither hear the debates upon them nor see them when they are published;
        and the strivings of political clubs after public offices, and meetings, and banquets,
        and revellings with chorus girls—
it never occurs to them even in their dreams to indulge in such things. And whether anyone in the city is of high or low birth, or what evil has been inherited by anyone from his ancestors, male or female, are matters to which they pay no more attention than to the number of pints in the sea, as the saying is.

Assembly or gathering to Paul is a Synagogue word:

-Sunedrion he Jewish Sanhedrin, Ev.Matt.5.22, etc. (also of local Councils attached to synagogues, ib.10.17, Ev.Marc.13.

THE LEADERSHIP:  3. We want to stand firm on the unchanging Gospel while constantly seeking culturally sensitive ways to communicate the Gospel to an ever-changing world.

THE GOSPEL FIRES THE DOCTORS OF THE LAW AND THE BURDEN LADERS.

add John 17 desp

In both Hebrew and Greek a burden was the form of song which "enchanted" people rather than teach "that which has been taught."  To make the Word cultural dependant is to REPUDIATE the Word of God. Because church is defined as a School of Christ (the Campbells, Jesus, Paul) and the text is "that which is written" and those who "further expound" Peter calls FALSE TEACHERS, nothing in a changed culture can call for a CHANGE in styles which is defined in no uncertain terms.

That PATTERNISM did not change in the historic church until after the church accepted pagan priests.


Turbulent Agitators are the Opposite to:

-Didaskalia A. teaching, instruction, Pi.P.4.102, Even.1, Hp.Lex2, X.Cyr.8.7.24, Pl.R.493b, etc.; d. poieisthai, c. acc. et inf., Th.2.42; d. parekhein serve as a lesson, ib.87; ek d., opp. ex ethous, Arist.EN1103a15.

1Tim. 1:10 For whoremongers, for them that defile themselves with mankind, for menstealers,
       for liars, for perjured persons, and if there be any other thing
       that is contrary to sound doctrine;
1Tim. 1:11 According to the glorious gospel of the blessed God,
       which was committed to my trust.

-1 Timothy 1.10 pornois, arsenokoitais, andrapodistais, pseustais, epiorkois, kai ei ti heteron hugiainousēdidaskalia antikeitai,

-Pornos
A. catamite, Ar.Pl.155, X.Mem.1.6.13, D.22.73, Alex.242, etc.
2. sodomite, D.Ep.4.11, Phalar.Ep.4.
3. in LXX and NT, fornicator, LXXSi.23.16, 1 Ep.Cor.5.9, al.
II. idolater, Suid.
-Aristoph. Cl. 973 Then again, their master would teach them, not sitting cross-legged, to learn by rote a song, either “pallada persepolin deinan” or “teleporon ti boama” raising to a higher pitch the harmony which our fathers transmitted to us.
        But if any of them were to play the buffoon, or to turn any quavers,
       like these difficult turns the present artists make after the manner of Phrynis,
he used to be thrashed, being beaten with many blows, as banishing the Muses.

And it behooved the boys, while sitting in the school of the Gymnastic-master, to cover the thigh, so that they might exhibit nothing indecent to those outside; then again, after rising from the ground, to sweep the sand together, and to take care not to leave an impression of the person for their lovers. And no boy used in those days to anoint himself below the navel; so that their bodies wore the appearance of blooming health. Nor used he to go to his lover, having made up his voice in an effeminate tone, prostituting himself with his eyes.
X.Mem.1.6.13  -Xen. Mem. 1.6.13
To this Socrates replied: “Antiphon, it is common opinion among us in regard to beauty and wisdom that there is an honourable and a shameful way of bestowing them.
        For to offer one's beauty for money to all comers is called prostitution;
        but we think it virtuous to become friendly with
              a lover who is known to be a man of honour.

        So is it with wisdom. Those who offer it to all comers for money
               are known as sophists, prostitutors of wisdom,

        but we think that he who makes a friend of one whom he knows to be gifted

               by nature, and teaches him all the good he can,

               fulfils the duty of a citizen and a gentleman.


1Cor. 5:9 I wrote unto you in an epistle not to company with fornicators:
1Cor. 5:10 Yet not altogether with the fornicators of this world,
        or with the covetous, or extortioners, or with idolaters;
        for then must ye needs go out of the world. 
-Sophis-tēs , ou, o(, A. master of one's craft, adept, expert, of diviners, Hdt.2.49; of poets, “meletan sophistais prosbalonPi.I.5(4).28, cf. Cratin.2; of musicians, “sophistēs . . parapaiōn khelun” [harp] 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[music in a holy place was never permited in the vilest pagan temple]
D.22.73 -Dem. 22 73 They were tokens of emulation and honorable ambition; but now they have vanished with the destruction of the crowns, and the saucers which that lewd fellow has had made in their place bear the inscription, “Made by direction of Androtion.” And so the name of a man whom the laws forbid to enter our temples in person because of his prostitution, has been inscribed on the cups in those temples. Just like the old inscriptions, is it not? and an equal incentive to ambition

We Believe

THE LEADERSHIP: We the leaders of North Boulevard are committed to the timeless Gospel as revealed in the Scriptures. We believe that the Scriptures cannot be changed and that the Gospel must not be compromised.
At the same time, we acknowledge that the way we communicate the Gospel,
        ncluding the language we use, the styles and methods of communication,

even the moods, methods, and technologies of our assemblies, must constantly be adapted to our ever-changing culture if we are to communicate the Gospel in a way to win people to Christ and help the saved continue to mature.

1Tim. 1:10 For whoremongers, for them that defile themselves with mankind, for menstealers,
       for liars, for perjured persons, and if there be any other thing
       that is contrary to sound doctrine;
1Tim. 1:11 According to the glorious gospel of the blessed God,
       which was committed to my trust.

THERE IS ONLY WAY TO PRESENT THE SCRIPTURES OF A "MASCULINE" DEITY:

Acts 15:21 For Moses of old time hath 
        in every city them that preach him,
        being read in the synagogues every sabbath day.

Is. 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.

It was the Spirit of Christ who said that and further:

John 8:44 Ye are of your father the devil,
        and the lusts of your father ye will do.
        He was a murderer from the beginning,
        and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him.
        When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own:
        for he is a liar, and the father of it.

THE LEADERSHIP: 3 We believe that speaking the Gospel in fresh, contemporary ways can help others, even our own members, 

appreciate its profound beauty and truth and respond in life-changing faith. We stand on Paul’s ministry philosophy: 

HOW IS IT POSSIBLE THAT MEAN THINK THEY CAN IMPROVE THE METHOD AND METHOD OF GOD.? 

1Tim. 1:10 For whoremongers, for them that defile themselves with mankind, 
        for menstealers,
       for liars, for perjured persons, and if there be any other thing
       that is contrary to sound doctrine;
1Tim. 1:11 According to the glorious gospel of the blessed God,
       which was committed to my trust. 

MY GOD: THEY WANT TO GUILD THE LILY. 

Though I am free and belong to no man, I make myself a slave to everyone, to win as many as possible. To the Jews I became like a Jew, to win the Jews. To those under the law I became like one under the law (though I myself am not under the law), so as to win those under the law. To those not having the law I became like one not having the law (though I am not free

Obeying the direct commandments of the Spirit OF Christ in the prophets, the prophecies of Christ made more perfect and the eye-and ear-witnesses of the Apostles is NOT a Law. A Law is something you FABRICATED thinking that you have a better way to communicate the gospel to a "sensitive" culture.

Rather than having authority to FIT the worship services to the STYLES of the person or sect, this claim for AUTHORITY over those who pay the bills and decide WHOM to accept as their "leaders" Christ puts them under OBLIGATION to be judged by what they used against others.

1Cor. 9:16 For though I preach the gospel, I have nothing to glory of:
        for necessity is laid upon me; yea, woe is unto me, if I preach not the gospel!
1Cor. 9:17 For if I do this thing willingly, I have a reward:
        but if against my will, a dispensation of the gospel is committed unto me.
1Cor. 9:18 What is my reward then? Verily that, when I preach the gospel,
        I may make the gospel of Christ without charge,
        that I abuse not my power in the gospel.
1Cor. 9:19 For though I be free from all men,
        yet have I made myself servant unto all,
        that I might gain the more.

GET A JOB IF YOU WANT TO FOLLOW PAUL.

It is a fact that there is no role in Ephesians 4 for a preacher. That is because the sole method is to read and discuss the Word (only) of God (only).  Sermonizing is identified as rhetoric which is one of the hypocritic arts Jesus used to mark the Scribes and Pharisees.

"The pastor is not a necessity. He is a FUNGUS GROWTH upon the church, the body of Christians, DWARFING its growth, PREVENTING its development of its members; and until the church GETS RID of him it will NEVER prosper as it should. In the Bible we can find all the necessities.

"I can testify from my own observation that a good eldership will lose its efficiency, and its members become both UNABLE and UNWILLING to do the work of elders, in a very few years after the employment of a pastor. And if under the pastor system a good eldership has ever developed, I have never seen or heard of the case. I don't believe that has or ever will be done." --James A. Harding, Gospel Advocate, May 20, 1885

Even if there is a ROLE--and history is against it--there is NO FUNDING to feed them to take the liberty to disturb those who feed him.

Preaching for pay? "Give money to make poor pious youths learned clergy, or vain pretenders to erudition; and they pray that they may preach to you; yes, and pay them too. 

Was there ever such a craft as priestcraft? No, it is the craftiest of all crafts. It is so crafty that it obtains by its craft the means to make craftsmen, and then it makes the deluded support them!" (Campbell, Alexander, Christian Baptist, Dec. 1, 1823, Vol. 1, p. 91).

"Those who lord it over the people will soon begin to destroy Them. The word Balaam means 'the destroyer of the people.' If we turn back to the history of this strange figure as recorded in the book of Numbers we find that which clarifies three passages in the New Testament where 'the error of Balaam' (Jude 11), 'the way of Balaam' (II Pet. 2:15) and 'the doctrine of Balaam' are discussed." (Barnhouse, D.G., Revelation, Zondervan, p. 54

WHAT OTHERS UNDERSTAND WHICH DEPRIVES THE CLERGY FROM IMPOSING DISCORD.

"Alfred Martin introduces this section of Scripture with extremely accurate insight when he says,

"This paragraph has been widely misunderstood and misapplied,
as though Paul were endorsing partaking of other men's sins in order to make a good impression on them."

"It is a fact that many leaders of today's megachurch growth movement and many leaders of parachurch evangelistic organizations use this portion of Scripture to support their philosophy that

"One must become like the unsaved in order to reach the unsaved for Christ."

"However, Martin emphasizes that instead of embracing this attitude, "Paul was saying that he had tried to work with people on their own level and to give as little offense as possible in order to procure a hearing for the Gospel." Paul certainly did not become a law unto himself, nor did he pretend to act or live like the unsaved in an effort to evangelize them. The issue here concerns the amount of offense inflicted upon those who know not Christ.

"The late Dr. Charles R. Erdman, professor of practical theology at Princeton Theological Seminary at the turn of the century, also refutes the evangelism philosophies of modern day pastors, evangelists and church growth experts in his exposition of First Corinthians. Apparently, even in Erdman's day, Christian leaders were quoting the apostle

Paul's statement "I am become all things to all men" and using such scripture to support their questionable evangelism techniques.

Erdman says, "By this phrase Paul means exactly the opposite of what it means in common speech today. He does not signify any weak compliance with the wrong actions and immoral practices of others.

He is not approving the maxim: 'When in Rome do as the Romans do.'"

No, Paul knew that to be a friend of the world is to be an enemy of God. He knew that God is holy, His Word is holy and that all believers are to be holy and separated from the world unto the Gospel of Jesus Christ. FOUNDATION Magazine

See Rubel Shelly All Things to All People.

THE LEADERSHIP:  3 We acknowledge that a primary purpose of our Sunday assemblies is to encourage and inspire those who are already Christians (this is implied in such texts as 1 Corinthians 14 and Hebrews 10:24-25). Nevertheless, even those who are already Christians need the message of Christ communicated to them in understandable, relevant, challenging, as well as appropriate ways. 

IF YOU DO NOT KNOW THAT A CHRISTIAN IS A DISCIPLE OF CHRIST'S WORDS (ONLY) CAN YOU BE A CHRISTIAN? The Qahal, synagogue or Church of Christ in the wilderness was EXCLUSIVELY to Rest, Read and Rehearse the Word of God.  The command was to PREACH the Word by READING the Word because it would be presumptious to suppose that you can ENHANCE the Word of God BREATHED into Jesus Christ.
Prophesying in the non-inspired sense means teaching that which has been taught.

1 Cor. 14:6 Now, brethren, if I come unto you speaking with tongues,
        what shall I profit
you, except I shall speak to you either
        by
revelation, or
        by
knowledge, or
        by
prophesying, or
        by
doctrine?

IF YOU DO NOT KNOW THE MEANING OF EKKLESIA CAN YOU BE A "LEADER" OF WHAT YOU DO NOT GRASP?
Eph. 3:8 Unto me, who am less than the least of all saints, is this grace given,
        that I should preach among the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ;
Eph. 3:9 And to make all men see what is the fellowship of the mystery,
        which from the beginning of the world hath been hid in God,
        who created all things by Jesus Christ:
Eph. 3:10 To the intent that now
        unto the principalities and powers in heavenly places
        might be known by the church the manifold wisdom of God
,
Eph. 3:11 According to the eternal purpose which he purposed in Christ Jesus our Lord:
Eph. 3:12 In whom we have boldness and access with confidence by the faith of him.

And our weapons are not Lifeless Instruments or Carnal Weapons but the Sword of the Spirit.
In Ephesians 4 Christ gave the Pastor Teachers to conduct "church" or ekklesia to prepare the members to RESIST the theatrical performers: preachers, singers and instrument players.
Eph. 4:23 And be renewed in the spirit of your mind;
Eph. 4:24 And that ye put on the new man,
        which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness.
Eph. 4:25 Wherefore putting away lying,
        speak every man truth with his neighbour: 
        for we are members one of another.
If the "lower classes" cannot understand the spoken word then the work is to teach them how to listen.
If they cannot READ that which is written then please teach them how to read
.
The Synagogue was defined inclusively and exclusively by Christ for the church in the wilderness. That purpose and pattern never changed.  It was approved by Jesus Christ and the word ekklesia (synagogue) continues to be the only purpose of the assembly.  That was never usurped for centuries:

The Gentiles were ready for Christ because they commonly attended the synagogues in all of the cities. This was to read and discuss the Word (only) of God (only)
Acts 15:21 For Moses of old time
        hath in every city 
        them that preach him,
        being read in the synagogues every sabbath day.

2Cor. 3:13 And not as Moses, which put a vail over his face,
        that the children of Israel could not stedfastly look to the end of that which is abolished:
2Cor. 3:14 But their minds were blinded:
        for until this day remaineth the same vail untaken away
        in the reading of the old testament;
        which vail is done away in Christ. [still valid]
2Cor. 3:15 But even unto this day,
        when Moses is read, the vail is upon their heart.
2Cor. 3:16 Nevertheless when it shall turn to the Lord,
        the vail shall be taken away

This is defined in the never-really-musical passages and Paul defined it inclusively and exclusively by direct command:

1Tim. 4:12 Let no man despise thy youth; but be thou an example of the believers,
        in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity.
1Tim. 4:13 Till I come, give attendance to [public] reading, to exhortation, to doctrine.
1Tim. 1:10 For whoremongers, for them that defile themselves with mankind, for menstealers,
       for liars, for perjured persons, and if there be any other thing
       that is contrary to sound doctrine;
1Tim. 1:11 According to the glorious gospel of the blessed God,
       which was committed to my trust.
1Tim. 4:14 Neglect not the gift that is in thee,
        which was given thee by prophecy, [instruction]
        with the laying on of the hands of the presbytery.
1Tim. 4:15 Meditate upon these things;
        give thyself wholly to them;
        that thy profiting may appear to all.
1Tim. 4:16 Take heed unto thyself,
        and unto the doctrine; continue in them:
        for in doing this thou shalt both save thyself,
        and them that hear thee.
THE LEADERSHIP: As Paul says regarding the Corinthian assemblies: “Again, if the trumpet does not sound a clear call, who will get ready for battle? So it is with you. Unless you speak intelligible words with your tongue, how will anyone know what you are saying? You will just be speaking into the air. Undoubtedly there are all sorts of languages in the world, yet none of them is without meaning. If then I do not grasp the meaning of what someone is saying, I am a foreigner to the speaker, and he is a foreigner to me. So it is with you. Since you are eager to have spiritual gifts, try to excel in gifts that build up the church” (1 Cor. 14:8-12).

PAUL COMPARES MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS TO SPEAKING IN TONGUES.  Clanging Gongs speaks directly to witchcraft.

Checkit Add 1 Corinthians 13


1Cor. 14:7 And even things without life giving sound, whether pipe or harp,
        except they give a distinction in the sounds, how shall it be known what is piped or harped?

Musical instruments are Lifeless Instruments or Carnal Weapons: we don't DO that unless we are beyonnd redemption carnal.

1Cor. 14:7 And even things without life giving sound, whether pipe or harp,
        except they give a distinction in the sounds, how shall it be known what is piped or harped?

-Apsuch-os, on, lifeless, inanimate, pothôi Archil.84 ; mnêmei' apsuch' empsuchôn Simon.106.4 , cf. E.Fr.655, Tr. 623; lôtos a. empnoun [breath] aniei Mousan Sopat.10; ha -otata tôn ostôn with least life or sensation, Pl.Ti.74e, cf. Arist.de An.413a21, etc.; a. theoi, of statues, Timae.127. II. spiritless, faint-hearted,

Sound Phone g545 a tone articulate, bestial or artificial, noise
Sounds: Phthoggos g5353 utterance, musical note or sound. g4525 saino to wag the tail like a dog, move. g4579 Seio rock, vibrate, agitate, tremble, tremor.
 
Exod 32:17 And when Joshua heard the noise of the people as they shouted, he said unto Moses, There is a noise of war in the camp.
And he hath violently taken away his tabernacle,
        as if it were
of a garden; he hath destroyed his places of the assembly: [Tabernacle]
        the Lord hath caused the
solemn feasts and sabbaths to be forgotten in Zion,
        and hath despised in the indignation of his
anger the king and the priest. Lam 2:6
The Lord hath cast off his altar (candlestick), he hath abhorred his sanctuary,
        he hath given up
into the hand of the enemy the walls of her palaces;
        they have
made a noise in the house of the Lord,
        as in the day of a
solemn feast. Lam 2:7

WES: Lamentations :7 They - The enemies with their triumphs and blasphemies, made as great a noise, as those that sang holy songs, or played on instruments, were wont to make to the glory of God.
There were only three reasons for such vocal and instrumental rejoicing after God ordained the Sabbath: War, victory or rank idolatry.

Exod 32:18 And he said, It is not the voice of them that shout for mastery, neither is it the voice of them that cry for being overcome; but the noise of them that sing do I hear.

CRY: H6030 Anah aw-naw' A primitive root; properly to eye or (generally) to heed, that is, pay attention; by implication to respond; by extension to begin to speak; specifically to sing, shout, testify, announce: give account, afflict [by mistake for H6031 ], (cause to, give) answer, bring low [by mistake for H6031 ], cry, hear, Leannoth, lift up, say, X scholar, (give a) shout, sing (together by course), speak, testify, utter, (bear) witness. See also H1042 , H1043
.
SING: H6031 anah aw-naw' A primitive root (possibly rather identical with H6030 through the idea of looking down or browbeating); to depress literally or figuratively, transitively or intransitively (in various applications). (sing is by mistake for H6030 .):--abase self, afflict (-ion, self), answer [by mistake for H6030 ], chasten self, deal hardly with, defile, exercise, force, gentleness, humble (self), hurt, ravish, sing [by mistake for H6030 ], speak [by mistake for H6030 ], submit self, weaken, X in any wise. 

-Euripides, Ion

O'er the Parnassian cliffs the ascending wheels
To mortals roll the beams of day; the wreaths
Of incense-breathing myrrh
mount to the roof
Of Phoebus'
fane; the Delphic priestess now
Assumes her seat, and from the hallow'd tripod
Pronounces to the Greeks the oracular strains

Which the god dictates. Haste, ye Delphic train,
Haste to Castalia's silver-streaming fount;

Creusa
[881] 
The oppressive load discharged. Mine eyes drop tears,
My soul is rent
, to wretchedness ensnared
By men, by gods, whom I will now disclose,
Unkind betrayers
of the beds they forced.
O thou, that wakest on thy seven-string'd lyre

Sweet
notes, that from the rustic lifeless horn
Enchant
the ear with heavenly melody,

A.Th.192  Aeschylus, Seven Against Thebes

You intolerable things! I ask you, is this the best way to save the city? Does it hearten our army here besieged, [185] when you fall before the images of the gods that guard the city and shout and shriek--behavior that moderate people despise? May I never share my home with the female race, neither in time of evil nor in pleasant prosperity! When things go well for her, her boldness is unbearable,[190] but when she is afraid, she is an even greater evil for home and city. So now your cries as you rushed here and there in panicked flight have rattled the citizens into dispirited cowardice.

The cause of the enemy outside our gates is excellently strengthened by your behavior, while we inside are ruined by our own people. [195] This is the sort of trouble you will have if you dwell with women. Now if anyone fails to obey my authority--whether man or woman or something in between--a sentence of death will be decreed for him and by no means whatsoever will he escape destruction by stoning at the people's hands. [200] It is for the man to take care of business outside the house; let no woman make decrees in those matters. Keep inside and do no harm! Do you hear me or not? Am I speaking to the deaf?

THE LEADERSHIP: For this reason, we should continually test our assemblies to assure that they are speaking Christ’s message in styles, methods,
        and languages that twenty- first century people, 
        Including Christians, can understand and appreciate.
 6 

From God's law but am under Christ's law), so as to win those not having the law. To the weak I became weak, to win the weak. I have become all things to all men so that by all possible means I might save some. (1 Cor. 9:19-22)

We have covered this above.  Paul never changed his message one jot or tittle. This is a command to eveangelists and not to the assembly which is define solely as A school of the Word (the Campblells).

1Cor. 9:16 For though I preach the gospel, I have nothing to glory of:
        for necessity is laid upon me; yea, woe is unto me, if I preach not the gospel!
1Cor. 9:17 For if I do this thing willingly, I have a reward:
        but if against my will, a dispensation of the gospel is committed unto me.
1Cor. 9:18 What is my reward then? Verily that, when I preach the gospel,
        I may make the gospel of Christ without charge,
        that I abuse not my power in the gospel.

1Cor. 9:19 For though I be free from all men,
        yet have I made myself servant unto all,
        that I might gain the more.
THE LEADERSHIP: Just as Paul was willing to change his method in order to connect with his audience,4 
        in the same way we are willing to explore and try new traditions, 
        new styles, and new methods of communicating the Gospel
        to an ever-changing culture around us
        if it helps bring people to Christ
        and mature them as disciples and so long as such changes do not dishonor God
        or prove to be ineffective in accomplishing His will.

We  told you that a clear mark of the Beast: Theiron is a code word meaning to IMPOSE A NEW STYLE OF SINGING OR DRAMA. 

checkit in all of the churches
 
This applies to our ministries, our leadership styles, our preaching and teaching styles, our singing, and the general feel of North Boulevard. We want to be like the men of Issachar, who “understood the times and knew what Israel should do” (1 Chronicles 12:32). 

Are we REALLY so special that WE know what the well-defined church should DO to radically CHANGE/
1Chr. 12:30 And of the children of Ephraim twenty thousand and eight hundred,
        mighty men of valour, famous throughout the house of their fathers.
1Chr. 12:31 And of the half tribe of Manasseh eighteen thousand,
        which were expressed by name, to come and make David king.
1Chr. 12:32 And of the children of Issachar,
        which were men that had understanding of the times,
        to know what Israel ought to do;
        the heads of them were two hundred;
        and all their brethren were at their commandment.
It is a fact that they laugh about  making worship wars: first WE have to upset YOUR comfort zones and then as documented by Machiavelli, Lebon, Hitler, Hegel and the Purpose Driven Cult or "navigating the winds of change" while we have you suffering mild schizophrenia WE GONNA make the church in OUR IMAGE.
1Chr. 12:33 Of Zebulun, such as went forth to battle,
        expert in war, with all instruments of war, fifty thousand,
        which could keep rank: they were not of double heart.
God gave them KINGS in His anger and took them away in His anger: Kings were selected to carry out the captivity and death sentence imposed BECAUSE of musical idolatry at Mount Sinai.

YOUR old traditions is causing the Lord's Church AT LARGE to SUFFER.  WE gonna FIX that.

This statement is so stunningly arrogant that it literally takes my breath away!

        Not a single leader at North Boulevard 
        is willing to see the congregation
        or the Lord’s church at large 

        suffer under ever-increasingly archaic, obscure,
        or irrelevant styles,
        methods
, or traditions
                just because our fathers practiced
                those same styles,
Methods, or traditions.

That is a concentrated bundle of lies used to make you afraid to be marked as having an inherited virus more deadly than HIV.
Rev. 12:9 And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent,
        called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world:
        he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.

Rev. 12:10 And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven,
        Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God,
        and the power of his Christ:
        for the accuser of our brethren is cast down,  -(Ballo)
        which accused them before our God day and night.
-Kategoreo to speak against, to denounce, bring a charge, allege, accuse, persecute,

When "Lucifer was cast as profane" out of heaven the word translates, play the flute, steal people's inheritance, pollute or prostitute
The Same Lucifer is called the singing and harp playing prostitute in the garden.

Matt. 9:23 And when Jesus came into the ruler’s house,
        and saw the minstrels [flute players] and the people making a noise,
Matt. 9:24 He said unto them, Give place: for the maid is not dead, but sleepeth.
        And they laughed him to scorn.
Matt. 9:25 But when the people were put forth,
        he went in, and took her by the hand, and the maid arose.

-ekballō , drive out of the country, banish, exorcise, cast out evil spirits, drive the actors from the stage.
-Ballo cast outlike dung, korakasaway with you! be hanged! I. with acc. of person or thing aimed at, throw so as to hit, hit with a missile, freq. opp. striking with a weapon in the hand,
Rev. 12:11 And they overcame him because of the blood of the Lamb,
        and because of the word of their testimony;
        and they loved not their life even unto death

Rev. 12:15 And the serpent cast out of his mouth water as a flood after the woman,
        that he might cause her to be carried away of the flood.
Rev. 12:16 And the earth helped the woman,
            and the earth opened her mouth,
            and swallowed up the flood which the dragon cast out of his mouth.
Rev. 12:17 And the dragon was wroth with the woman,
        and went to make war with the remnant of her seed,
        which keep the commandments of God,
        and have the testimony of Jesus Christ.
No one was so archaic that they did not know that "music" was the way to make people suffer from a "drug high" under the lie that stroking all of your pleasure centers was the SPIRIT engaging in a KNOWING (sexual) encounter.

One of the fatal falls into terminal lying is to say that NOT using performance singers (virtual instruments) or instrumental music is JUST OUR HERITAGE.  Not using instruments is the 100% view of the Bible and most recorded history.  Therefore, this is another bit of the Purpose Driven dissociation or creating schizophenia to INTIMIDATE people who are now fearful (and rightly so of the WOLVES) of losing their "standing" if they dare question God's Anointeds.

God said he hated the musical idolatry in Amos and He HATES those who sow discord: liars are lumped with dogs (Catamites) and Sorcerers (speakers, singers, instrument players) and HELL wad prepared especially for them. the SOUND of God driving His enemies into Hell in Isaiah 30 is the same wind, string and percussion instruments Lucifer (the singing and harp playing prostitute) brought into ghe garden of Eden.

HOWEVER WE CHRISTIANS DO NOT FOLLOW THE WORLD: JESUS DOESN'T EVEN PRAY FOR THEM.



Eph. 6:10 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.
Eph. 6:11 Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.

Eph. 6:12 For we WRESTLE not against flesh and blood, 
        but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world,
        against spiritual wickedness in high places. 

Eph. 6:13 Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, 
        that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. 

We do NOT wrestle against flesh and blood: 

Pale (g3823) pal'-ay; from pallo, (to vibrate; another form for 906); wrestling: - / wrestle 

-Pallô, poise, sway a missile before it is thrown, sway, brandish, she drove it furiously, tripped on the shield-rim, quiver, leap, esp. in fearII. Pass., swing, dash oneself, Pi.N.5.21; vibrate, of strings, Pl.Phd.94c (psalloito ap. Stob.);  leap, bound, quiver, quake, phrena deimati pallôn S.OT153 (lyr.); dash along, of horses, E.El.477 (lyr.).  spring upon ephallomai, leap, bound E.El.435

-Euripides, Bacchae: Already like fire does this insolence of the Bacchae blaze up, a great reproach for the Hellenes. [780]  But we must not hesitate. Go to the Electran gates, bid all the shield-bearers and riders of swift-footed horses to assemble, as well as all who brandish the light shield and pluck bowstrings with their hands, so that we can make an assault against [785]  the Bacchae. For it is indeed too much if we suffer what we are suffering at the hands of women.

-Pi.N.5.21   Pindar, Nemean 5.

[15] how indeed they left the glorious island, and what divine power drove the brave men from Oenone. I will stop: it is not always beneficial for the precise truth to show her face, 
  •     and silence is often the wisest thing for a man to heed. [19]
  •     But if it is resolved to praise wealth, or the strength of hands, or iron war,
[20] let someone mark off a long jump for me from this point. I have a light spring in my knees, and eagles swoop over the sea. The most beautiful chorus of Muses sang gladly for the Aeacids on Mt. Pelion, and among them Apollo, sweeping the seven-tongued lyre with a golden plectrum,  [25] led all types of strains. And the Muses began with a prelude to Zeus

There joyful bands welcome the god with the cry of reed-pipes, and contend with the bold strength of their limbs.[40] The fortune that is born along with a man decides in every deed.  And you, Euthymenes from Aegina, have twice fallen into the arms of Victory and attained embroidered hymns.

CantoIII. In the lang. of religion, as v. n. or a., to use enchantments, charms, incantations, to enchant, to charm, cantata Luna, exorcised by magic, ignis, -Cantus With instruments, a playing, music: in nervorum vocumque cantibus, citharae, horribili stridebat tibia cantu

-Incentor, one who sets the tune or begins to sing, a precentor, singer, carminis, incentore canam Phoebo Musisque magistris. [Phoebe=fear=Apollo or Abaddon]
II. Trop., an inciter, exciter: igneus turbarum, rebellionis totius meaning "a renewal of war, revolt, rebellion"

-Magicus
,
belonging to magic, magic, magical. superstitiones, vanitates, that were invoked by incantations:

-“but lingua,skilled in incantations, Ov. M. 7, 330; Luc. 3, 224: “cantus,Juv. 6, 610: “magicae resonant ubi Memnone chordae,” 
Eze.13:6 They have seen vanity and lying divination, saying, The Lord saith: and the Lord hath not sent them:

-E.El.435  Electra Chorus

O famous ships, you that once with countless oars went to Troy, conducting dances with the Nereids, [435]  where the music-loving dolphin leapt and rolled at your dark-blue prows, bringing Achilles, the son of Thetis, light in the leap of his foot, [440]  with Agamemnon to the banks of Trojan Simois.

-Acts 19:[14]  There were seven sons of one Sceva, a Jewish chief priest, who did this. [15]  The evil spirit answered, "Jesus I know, and Paul I know, but who are you?" [16]  The man in whom the evil spirit was leaped on them, and overpowered them, and prevailed against them, so that they fled out of that house naked and wounded. [17]  This became known to all, both Jews and Greeks, who lived at Ephesus. Fear fell on them all, and the name of the Lord Jesus was magnified.
Eph. 6:14 Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth,
        and having on the breastplate of righteousness;
Eph. 6:15 And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace;
Eph. 6:16 Above all, taking the shield of faith, 
        wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.

We Acknowledge

THE LEADERSHIP: We acknowledge that change is painful. 
        We acknowledge that many of us wish we did not have to make any changes
        to communicate to people, even though we are committed to making the effort. 

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We also acknowledge that we leaders often don’t know the best way to communicate the Gospel in an age that is becoming more vulgar and more hostile to Christ. Sometimes in the short run, it would be easier just to stay the same, even though it might slowly deplete our spiritual fervor. 

DIVISION ALWAYS BEGINS AMONG THE ELDERS ALWAYS PURPOSE DRIVEN BY FALSE PREACHERS.

We also acknowledge that sometimes we have difficulty agreeing even with one another on what changes are worthwhile and how best to implement them. We acknowledge our need for grace and understanding from the body at North Boulevard as we try to live by Paul’s premise to “become all things to all men” in a church that has so many different tastes, traditions, and strongly held feelings about how the work and worship of the church ought to be conducted.

Erdman says, "By this phrase Paul means exactly the opposite of what it means in common speech today. He does not signify any weak compliance with the wrong actions and immoral practices of others.

He is not approving the maxim: 'When in Rome do as the Romans do.'"

No, Paul knew that to be a friend of the world is to be an enemy of God. He knew that God is holy, His Word is holy and that all believers are to be holy and separated from the world unto the Gospel of Jesus Christ. FOUNDATION Magazine 

Indeed, a church family as diverse as North Boulevard—in education, economics, ethnicity, generations and backgrounds—is a seedbed for potential disagreement. But our diversity also provides us with a great opportunity to demonstrate the unity of Christ 
        by forbearing with one another and by learning to love one another in spite of our differences.
        Our diversity actually enhances our ability to demonstrate the beauty of the body of Christ:

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Paul outlawed "doubtful disputations" in Romans 14; while there  were three sects recognized by their died in the marketplace, ALL of them were  highly addicted to vocal and instrumental music to bring on the HIGH which the Vineyard, Wineskins and medical science knows to be a sexual arousal.

Then in Romans 15 after  silencing ALL of the diversities especially SELF-pleasure which would outlaw preaching "styles," singing, playing instruments, drama or any activity you would NOT perform if you knew that Christ comes to be the ONLY Teacher when the elders  speak "that which is written for our learning.

There is no reason to think that any number of Phd's would understand that ekklesia is "school of the Word"  directly commanded for The Church in the Wilderness EXCLUSIVE of vocal or instrumental rejoicing. No one could be so simple to think that  God needs to be entertained or seduced by His DISCIPLES who do not do ceremonial legalism.

For by the grace given me I say to every one of you: Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober

            fn 4For an example of how Paul actually practiced this philosophy, compare his sermon in Acts 14 with that of Acts 17. In Acts 14 he preaches to Jews in a synagogue in the city of Antioch of Pisidia. His lesson is derived from the Old Testament, he quotes many Scriptures, and he shows that Jesus is the fulfillment of Scripture. 

THAT'S SELF-SERVINGLY FALSE: paul always preached the same message.
AND it came to pass in Iconium, that they went both together
        into the synagogue of the Jews, and so spake,
        that a great multitude both of the
Jews
        and also of the
Greeks believed. Acts 14:1

But the unbelieving Jews stirred up the Gentiles, and made their minds evil affected against the brethren. Acts 14:2

Apeitheo (g544) ap-i-theh'-o; from 545; to disbelieve (wilfully and perversely): - not believe, disobedient, obey not, unbelieving.

Long time therefore abode they speaking boldly in the Lord, 
        which gave testimony unto the word of his grace,
        and granted signs and wonders to be done by their hands. Acts 14:3


But the multitude of the city was
divided:
        and part held with the Jews, and part with the apostles. Acts 14:4


PAUL DIDN'T CHANGE HIS STYLE

And when there was an
assault made both of the Gentiles, and also of the Jews with their rulers, to use them despitefully, and to stone them, Acts 14:5

They were ware of it, and fled unto Lystra and Derbe, cities of Lycaonia, and unto the region that lieth round about: Acts 14:6

SAME GOSPEL: SAME SPEAKING: NO SINGING: NO MUSIC.  Just common decency. 

G4863 sunago soon-ag'-o From G4862 and G71 ; to lead together, that is, collect or convene; specifically to entertain (hospitably):+ accompany, assemble (selves, together), bestow, come together, gather (selves together, up, together), lead into, resort, take in.

G1577 ekklesia ek-klay-see'-ah From a compound of G1537 and a derivative of G2564 ; a calling out, that is, (concretely) a popular meeting, especially a religious congregation (Jewish synagogue, or Christian community of members on earth or saints in heaven or both):assembly, church.

THE LEADERSHIP: fn. In Acts 17 Paul preaches on Mars Hill to pagan philosophers in a strikingly different style. Here, he quotes no Scripture, but instead quotes two pagan philosophers, whose quotations actually referenced the pagan god Zeus! He begins his message not with a reference to the Old Testament, but with a reference to a pagan shrine. 

That's fine: Most of the Bible is the ANTITHESIS of Paganism including the sacrificial system in Jerusalem along with burning infants.  The Church of Christ is defined both inclusively and exclusively in the prophets by the Spirit OF Christ. God made Paul to be both Lord and Christ to fulfill or make more certain the prophecies.  Peter left us a memory of his PART and warned that it must not be private interpreted or further expounded. That excludes trying to aid that which is already perfect.

Acts 14:12 And they called Barnabas, Jupiter; and Paul, Mercurius, because he was the chief speaker.


17:23 For as I passed by, and beheld your devotions, I found an altar with this inscription, TO THE UNKNOWN GOD.
Acts 17:22 Then Paul stood in the midst of Mars’ hill, and said, Ye men of Athens, I perceive that in all things ye are too superstitious. Acts  Whom therefore ye ignorantly worship, him declare I unto you.

Acts 17:23 For as I passed by, and beheld your devotions, I found an altar with this inscription, TO THE UNKNOWN GOD. Whom therefore ye ignorantly worship, him declare I unto you.

-[1.1.4] The Athenians have also another harbor, at Munychia, with a temple of Artemis of Munychia, and yet another at Phalerum, as I have already stated, and near it is a sanctuary of Demeter. Here there is also a temple of Athena Sciras, and one of Zeus some distance away, and altars of the gods named Unknown

-Pausanias Greece Paus. 1.2 But in my time it was devoted to the worship of Dionysus. This Dionysus they call Melpomenus Apollo [Abaddon, Apollyon] Musegetes (Leader of the Muses).  tas kitharas enopan let it sound, Id.Ion881 (lyr.): c. dat. instrum., m. aulō play on


But in my time it was devoted to the worship of Dionysus. This Dionysus they call Melpomenus (Minstrel), on the same principle as they call Apollo Musegetes (Leader of the Muses). Here there are images of Athena Paeonia (Healer), of Zeus, of Mnemosyne (Memory) and of the Muses, an Apollo, the votive offering and work of Eubulides, and Acratus, a daemon attendant upon Apollo; it is only a face of him worked into the wall. After the precinct of Apollo is a building that contains earthen ware images, Amphictyon, king of Athens, feasting Dionysus and other gods. Here also is Pegasus of Eleutherae, who introduced the god to the Athenians. Herein he was helped by the oracle at Delphi, which called to mind that the god once dwelt in Athens in the days of Icarius.

Mousagetēs 1 doric for Mousēgetēs leader of the Muses, Lat. Musagetes, of Apollo, Plat1 Mous-a_getēs, ou, ho

melpō
, Il.1.474, celebrate with song and dance, melpontes hekaergon Il.l.c.; Phoibon [Apollo] sing to the lyre or harp, “meta de sphin emelpeto theios aoidos, phormizōn” [Apollo's Lyre]Melpomenos, epith. of Dionysus at Athens,

Iliad 1 "Son of Atreus," said he, "I deem that we should now turn roving home if we would escape destruction, for we are being cut down by war and pestilence at once. Let us ask some priest or prophet, or some reader of dreams (for dreams, too, are of Jove) who can tell us why Phoebus Apollo is so angry, and say whether it is for some vow that we have broken, or hecatomb that we have not offered, and whether he will accept the savour of lambs and goats without blemish, so as to take away the plague from us."

Thus through the livelong day to the going down of the sun they feasted, and every one had his full share, so that all were satisfied. Apollo struck his lyre, and the Muses lifted up their sweet voices, calling and answering one another. But when the sun's glorious light had faded, they went home to bed, each in his own abode, which lame Vulcan with his consummate skill had fashioned for them. So Jove, the Olympian Lord of Thunder, hied him to the bed in which he always slept; and when he had got on to it he went to sleep, with Juno of the golden throne by his side.

Spiritus  2.The breath of a god, inspiration
II.B. The "spritt" of Phoebus or Carmenae (the Muses), spirit of a loud tone, a tempest, of the tympana horrificis, runinis  exciting terror of loud thundering speech, thundererer, god of thunder, Saturn as the sickle bearer.   comedy, poetry,


Acts 17:24 God that made the world and all things therein, seeing that he is Lord of heaven and earth, dwelleth not in temples made with hands;

Acts 17:24 God that made the world and all things therein, seeing that he is Lord of heaven and earth, dwelleth not in temples made with hands;
Acts 17:25 Neither is worshipped with mens hands, as though he needed any thing, seeing he giveth to all life, and breath, and all things;
Acts 17:26 And hath made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth, and hath determined the times before appointed, and the bounds of their habitation;
Acts 17:27 That they should seek the Lord, if haply they might feel after him, and find him, though he be not far from every one of us:
Acts 17:28 For in him we live, and move, and have our being; as certain also of your own poets have said, For we are also his offspring.
Acts 17:29 Forasmuch then as we are the offspring of God, we ought not to think that the Godhead is like unto gold, or silver, or stone, graven by art and mans device.
-Tekhn-ē , , (tektōn) A. art, skill, cunning of hand, of a soothsayer, A.Ag.249
to learn a thing professionally,
III. an art or craft, i.e. a set of rules, system or method of making or doing, whether of the useful arts, or of the fine art Pl.Phdr.245a, Arist.Rh.1354a11, EN1140a8; “ empeiria tekhnēn epoiēsen, d' apeiria tukhēnPolus ap. eund.Metaph. 981a4; peri tous logous t. the Art of Rhetoric
tekhnē kai epistēmēId.Ion532c;
Acts 17:30 And the times of this ignorance God winked at; but now commandeth all men every where to repent:

In Isaiah 58 Christ defined the way to restore the old paths was not to seek your own pleasure or speak your own words. Paul obeyed that by outlawing self pleasure (speaking, singing,  playing, acting) and commanded that We use one mind and one mouth to speak that which is WRITTEN.  Or Scripture for our learning. Because we are not God we cannot contribute to learning. What the leadership is speaking about is how to perform a religious observation but Jesus said that the kingdom does not come with observation meaning RELIGIOUS observations.

Well, we suspect they were NOT Jews. Furthermore, Jesus defining "father, son and spirit" was dealing with men still under the influence of Zeus in the Temple. The Abomination of Desolation introduced male prostitutes and music into the holy places. Click to see the ZEUS connection to the Jews.

Click for above for the God called Unknown: He repudiated all who think they have to do ACTS to come into the presence of God. He is NOT accomodating but CONDEMNING.

The Agora was the marketplace where Jesus consigned the pipers, singers and dancers. The ekklesia up the hill REJECTED any theatrical or musical performance and was like the synagogue.

fn. And he says little about Jesus, but rather speaks of the universal God in a language these philosophers could appreciate. Paul’s skillful adaptation of his message to the people around him helps account for Paul’s wild successes as one of the first Christian missionaries.

Well-Uh! Why would anyone say that to promote a rubber-band gospel? Paul could preach that sermon in Murfreesboro or any institute which thinks that it has to ASSIST the Gospel into which Christ thought He put His power.  No: teaching different parts of what He was INSPIRED to remember did not mean that he changes his STYLE.  His style was always manly speaking of the Word of God and he NEVER added singers or a dramatic sketch of someone pretending to BE God.  SPEAK is the opposite of poetry or music. Poetry or music was always the Platonic gender bleed.

Acts 17:19 And they took him, and brought him unto Areopagus, saying, May we know what this new doctrine, whereof thou speakest, is?

-Didaskalia A. teaching, instruction, Pi.P.4.102, Even.1, Hp.Lex2, X.Cyr.8.7.24, Pl.R.493b
2. elucidation, Id.Po.1456b5. 3. official instructions, PLips.64.24 (iv A. D.); pros didaskalian for information,

1Tim. 1:10 For whoremongers, for them that defile themselves with mankind, for menstealers,
       for liars, for perjured persons, and if there be any other thing
       that is contrary to sound doctrine;
1Tim. 1:11 According to the glorious gospel of the blessed God,
       which was committed to my trust.

Acts 17:20 For thou bringest certain strange things to our ears: we would know therefore what these things mean. 

Acts 17:21 (For all the Athenians, and strangers which were there, spent their time in nothing else, but either to tell or to hear some new thing.)

Acts 17:22 Then Paul stood in the midst of Mars hill, and said, Ye men of Athens, I perceive that in all things ye are too superstitious.

Prempted by Christ: Acts 17:23 For as I passed by, and beheld your devotions, I found an altar with this inscription, TO THE UNKNOWN GOD. Whom therefore ye ignorantly worship, him declare I unto you.

Prempted by Christ: Acts 17:24 God that made the world and all things therein, seeing that he is Lord of heaven and earth, dwelleth not in temples made with hands;

Prempted by Christ: Acts 17:25 Neither is worshipped with mens hands, as though he needed any thing, seeing he giveth to all life, and breath, and all things;

Acts 17:26 And hath made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth, and hath determined the times before appointed, and the bounds of their habitation;

Prempted the pagan priests, priestesses, musicians and prostitutes:

Acts 17:27 That they should seek the Lord, if haply they might feel after him, and find him, though he be not far from every one of us:

Acts 17:28 For in him we live, and move, and have our being; as certain also of your own poets have said, For we are also his offspring.

Acts 17:29 Forasmuch then as we are the offspring of God, we ought not to think that the Godhead is like unto gold, or silver, or stone, graven by art and mans device.

Acts 17:30 And the times of this ignorance God winked at; but now commandeth all men every where to repent:

Acts 17:31 Because he hath appointed a day, in the which he will judge the world in righteousness by that man whom he hath ordained; whereof he hath given assurance unto all men, in that he hath raised him from the dead.

Acts 17:32 And when they heard of the resurrection of the dead, some mocked: and others said, We will hear thee again of this matter.

Acts 17:33 So Paul departed from among them  7 

Continuing: For by the grace given me I say to every one of you: Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgment, in accordance with the measure of faith God has given you. Just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function, so in Christ we who are many form one body, and each member belongs to all the others. Be devoted to one another in brotherly love. Honor one another above yourselves. Live in harmony with one another. (Rom. 12:3-5, 10, 16)

Rom. 12:18 If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men.
Rom. 12:19 Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord.
Rom. 12:20 Therefore if thine enemy hunger, feed him; if he thirst, give him drink: for in so doing thou shalt heap coals of fire on his head.
Rom. 12:21 Be not OVERCOME of evil, but overcome evil with good. 

THE WORD NIKE POINTS TO BEING OVERCOME BY MUSICIANS OR CLERGY.

-The Nicolaitans (No. 202) Ignatius in the long epistle says: 
Secondly, the Nicolaitans were lovers of pleasure and, thirdly, they were given to calumny in speeches. In other words, they accused and vilified their opposition. Thus, the writing of accusatory works falls into the category of the deeds of the Nicolaitans.

Ignatius again mentions them in his epistle to the Philadelphians. Ignatius says there that the Nicolaitan (falsely so-called) sees the end of all as pleasure and sees unlawful unions as a good thing. Thus, the end of action is pleasure (as a Hedonist would see it)

It is a cord used for measuring and also a musical string and, hence, accord. It is from this sense a line. By the law all was measured and this is the sense of the text in Isaiah and thus ridiculed by the Naasseni and featured in the cosmology of the Nicolaitans. The Gnostics and, here, also the Nicolaitans were thus the progenitors of the grace not law argument of modern anti-nomian Trinitarians who are their logical descendants.

-Nikao  in Apoc.2.7; Aeol, nikē cj. in Pi.N.5.5,3. of opinions, etc., boulē kakē nikēsen the evil counsel prevailed, Od. 10.46; “ta khereiona nikaIl.1.576, Od.18.404; “enika hē gnōmēHdt.5.36, cf. Th.2.12, etc.; “hē nikōsa boulēE.Med.912; ek tēs nikōsēs gnōmēs according to the prevailing opinion, vote of the majority, X.An.6.1.18, 6.2.12;

Rev. 2:6 But this thou hast, that thou hatest the deeds of the Nicolaitans, which I also hate.
Rev. 2:7 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the tree of life, which is in the midst of the paradise of God.

Pind. N. 5 am not a sculptor, to make statues that stand motionless on the same pedestal. Sweet song, go on every merchant-ship and rowboat that leaves Aegina, and announce that Lampon's powerful son Pytheas [5] won the victory garland for the pancratium at the Nemean games, a boy whose cheeks do not yet show the tender season that is mother to the dark blossom. He has brought honor to the Aeacids, the heroic spearmen descended from Cronus and Zeus and the golden Nereids, and to his mother city, a land friendly to guest.

I have a light spring in my knees, and eagles swoop over the sea. The most beautiful chorus of Muses sang gladly for the Aeacids on Mt. Pelion, and among them Apollo, sweeping the seven-tongued lyre with a golden plectrum, [25] led all types of strains. And the Muses began with a prelude to Zeus, then sang first of divine Thetis and of Peleus; how Hippolyte, the opulent daughter of Cretheus, wanted to trap him with deceit. With elaborate planning she persuaded her husband, the watcher of the Magnesians, to be a partner in her plot, and she forged a false story;

There joyful bands welcome the god with the cry of reed-pipes, and contend with the bold strength of their limbs. [40] The fortune that is born along with a man decides in every deed. And you, Euthymenes from Aegina, have twice fallen into the arms of Victory and attained embroidered hymns. Truly even now, Pytheas, your mother's brother honors the kindred race of that hero following after you. Nemea is linked to him, and Aegina's festival month which belongs to Apollo. [45] And he was victorious over his peers both at home and in the lovely hollows of the hill of Nisus. I rejoice, because every state strives for noble deeds

-Plat. Laws 840c and sentences and songs.

Clinias
What victory?

Athenian
Victory over pleasures,—which if they win, they will live a life of bliss, but if they lose, the very opposite. Furthermore, will not the dread that this is a thing utterly unholy give them power to master those impulses which men inferior to themselves have mastered?

-Kleros  

 Hermēs gar ōn klērō poiēseis oid' hotiAr.Pax365; “k. HermouE. Fr.39. 2.
poieō 4. after Hom., of Poets, compose, write, p. dithurambon, epea, Hdt.1.23, 4.14; “p. theogoniēn HellēsiId.2.53; p. Phaidran, Saturous, Ar.Th.153, 157; p. kōmōdian, tragōdian,
3. of sacrifices, festivals, etc., celebrate,p. hiraHdt.9.19, cf. 2.49
Keep the Sabbath

III. of the Levites, “Kurios autos klēros autouLXX De.18.2: hence, of the Christian clergy, “en klērō katalegomenos

IN CHURCH YOU WILL BE OVERCOME BY CLERGY OR MUSIC.

We Commit

THE LEADERSHIP: As leaders of North Boulevard,
        we commit to exercising wisdom 

        as we strike a constructive balance between maintaining
        our continuity with the past
        while at the same time trying to speak a language
        that communicates to a diverse world in the present.

These people are delusional: they really believe that in their generation what could be read on paper before THEM can no longer be comprehended.  They utterly REJECT CHRIST and his SPOKEN  gospel as THE power to salvation.  The WE really think that they have the WISDOM that those outside of the Contemplative Sect cannot grasp.

We remember the counsel of Solomon: “By wisdom a house is built, and through understanding it is established” (Prov. 24:3).
Styles, traditions, and methods will change with or without us.
We commit to making changes wisely, carefully,
and with the consensus of the leadership team. 

CONCENSUS MEANS THOSE WHO OPPOSE RESIGN OR KEEP THEIR MOUTH SHUT.

CONFESSED PROOF OF THE BABYLON MOTHER OF HARLOTS PATTERNISM

THIS IS THE ANCIENT "HOW TO BOIL A FROG" WHICH THE "LEADERS" HAVE NOT AUTHORITY TO BOIL!

How arrogant: how ungodly! A heretic or sectarian makes changes he KNOWS is going to be painful. Why? Why, so that the preferences of the heretic can be achieved like a thief in the night. The elders have no authority to have to explain any changes if they are Biblical and faithful and can tell them that Jesus Christ wants them to do this.   Lets quote Pauls PREDESTINATED MARK again:

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.

Privily:  

-Pareisago lead in by one's side, bring forward, introduce, of persons brought into a public assembly,

-Isoc. 8 82 For so exactly did they gauge the actions by which human beings incur the worst odium that they passed a decree to divide the surplus of the funds derived from the tributes of the allies 
        into talents and to bring it on the stage, when the theatre was full, 
        at the festival of Dionysus; and not only was this done
        but at the same time they led in upon the stage
        the sons of those who had lost their lives in the war,
seeking thus to display to our allies, on the one hand, the value of their own property [contributions] which was brought in by hirelings, and to the rest of the Hellenes, on the other, the multitude of the fatherless and the misfortunes which result from this policy of aggression
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.

The Purpose Driven Cult Infiltrates and Diverts.
-Plb. 2.7 For in the first place, who in his senses, knowing the common report as to the character of the Gauls, would not have hesitated to trust to them a city so rich, and offering so many opportunities for treason? And again, who would not have been on his guard against the bad character of this particular body of them? For they had originally been driven from their native country by an outburst of popular indignation at an act of treachery done by them to their own kinsfolk and relations

My object, in commenting on the blind folly of the Epirotes, is to point out that it is never wise to introduce a foreign garrison, especially of barbarians, which is too strong to be controlled.
3. introduce into a poem or narrative,kindunous” [risky, trial, venture] ; ton Anniban amimēton tina p. stratēgon represent him as . . , Plb. 3.47.7, cf. 5.2.6, Corn.ND9 :—Pass., ib.20, al.
*4. introduce doctrines, customs, etc., tas huper tōn en A. Haidou dialēpseis eis ta plēthē p. Plb.6.56.12, cf. D.S.1.96 ; “xena p. B. daimoniahaireseis 2 Ep.Pet. 2.1  C.mousikēn pareisēkhthai tois anthrōpoisEphor. 8J.
A. Hades god of the netherworld, HELL. Son of Kronus and Rhea (ZOE)
B. Daimonia Apollon, ephē, daimonias huperbolēs !  Id.R.509c.
Apollon, Apollo, Abaddon, Apollyon
huperbolēs ! Overshooting, superiority, pushed on their extravagance in revolutionizing, Altitude of a star
2. of persons, “tō d. hōs alēthōs kai thaumastōId.Smp.219b; ho peri toiauta sophos d. anēr ib.203a; “daimonios tēn sophian
-A real visitation Thaumastos A Wonder, poetry, to be worshipped,

-Sophos A. skilled in any handicraft or art, clever, mostly of poets and musicians, Pi.O.1.9, P.1.42, 3.113; en kithara s. E.IT1238
also en oiōnois, kithara, E. IT662, 1238

-Plat. Sym. 203a Through it are conveyed all divination and priestcraft concerning sacrifice and ritua land incantations, and all soothsaying and sorcery. God with man does not mingle: but the spiritual is the means of all society and converse of men with gods and of gods with men, whether waking or asleep. Whosoever has skill in these affairs is a spiritual man to have it in other matters, as in common arts and crafts, is for the mechanical. Many and multifarious are these spirits, and one of them is Love.’

-Epode A song sunt to or over, enchantment, Pharmaka, charm for or against. Epodos enchanter, sung to music, verse or passage returning at intervals BURDEN. pharmaka. The speakers, singers and instrument players as deceptive sorcers Rev 18.
    -Daimones and to daimonion represent the mysterious agencies and influences by which the gods communicate with mortals.
C. -Mousikē (sc. tekhnē), h(, A. any art over which the Muses presided, esp. poetry sung to music, Pi.O.1.15, Hdt.6.129; “mousikēs agōnTh.3.104, cf. IG12.84.16, etc.; “poiēsis hē kata mousikēnPl.Smp.196e, cf. 205c; tis hē tekhnē, hēs to kitharizein kai to adein kai to embainein orthōs; Answ. “mousikēn moi dokeis legein
THE LEADERSHIP:  The WE versus the YOU

We commit to seeking to give the church adequate explanation
        for changes we make 

        and to giving the church fair time to process the changes.

We commit to listening to the church as it seeks to understand
        what the leadership at North Boulevard is doing.

We will try to work slowly and wisely so as to avoid disorder, disunity,
        and needless confusion as we try to speak the Gospel in a world
        with multiple opinions and tastes.

According to the patternism, these people have an AGENDA and it INCLUDES massive sowing of discord to mold you into their own image.

The gospel is defined: it is in the language of a sithth grader.  To try to FIT it to "multiple opinions and tastes" says that it is shepherds turned wolves which need to be openly changed. The AUTHORITY of the preacher is NONE: and he is usually in the words of Hardiman and "unfunded fungus." The elder's authority is to "teach that which has been taught."
Hislop noting the Mother of Harlots and her daughters:

From the ingredients avowedly used, and from the nature of others not avowed, but certainly used, there can be no doubt that they were of an
intoxicating nature;
        and till the aspirants had come under their power,
        till their understandings had been dimmed,
        and their passions excited by the medicated draught,
        they were not duly prepared for what they were either to hear or to see.

If it be inquired what was the object and design of these ancient "Mysteries," it will be found that there was a wonderful analogy between them and that "Mystery of iniquity" which is embodied in the Church of Rome.

Their primary object was to introduce privately, by little and little, under the seal of secrecy and the sanction of an oath, what it would not have been safe all at once and openly to propound.

The time at which they were instituted proved that this must have been the case. The Chaldean Mysteries can be traced up to the days of Semiramis, who lived only a few centuries after the flood, and who is known to have impressed upon them the image of her own depraved and polluted mind. *

Even though introduced by the hand of power, it might have produced a revulsion,and violent attempts might have been made by the uncorrupted portion of mankind to put it down; and at all events, 

if it had appeared at once in all its hideousness, it would have alarmed the consciences of men, and defeated the very object in view.

That object was to bind all mankind in blind and absolute submission to a hierarchy entirely dependent on the sovereigns of Babylon.

In the carrying out of this scheme, all knowledge, sacred and profane, came to be monopolised by the priesthood,
        who
dealt it out to those who were initiated in the "Mysteries" exactly as they saw fit, according as the interests of the grand system of spiritual despotism they had to administer might seem to require.

Thus the people, wherever the Babylonian system spread, were bound neck and heel to the priests.

The priests were the only depositaries of religious knowledge;
they only had the true tradition by which the writs and
symbols of the public religion could be interpreted;and without blind and implicit submission to them, what was necessary for salvation could not be known. Click for Hermes - Mercury the "New Hermeneutics"

THE LEADERSHIP:  We want our roles as leaders to reflect God’s purpose for leadership as described by Paul:  

Preachers are not listed in those gifted by Christ to PREVENT what this paper proposes to do.

It was he who gave some to be apostles, some to be prophets, some to be evangelists, and some to be pastors and teachers, to prepare God's people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ. Then we will no longer be infants, tossed back and forth by the waves, and blown here and there by every wind of teaching and by the cunning and craftiness of men in their deceitful scheming. Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will in all things grow up into him who is the Head, that is, Christ. From him the whole body, joined and held together by every supporting ligament, grows and builds itself up in love, as each part does its work. (Eph. 4:11-16)

THE TRUTH ABOUT EPHESIANS 4: How to conduct church to DEFEAT what these people are doing


WHAT?

Eph 4:10 He that descended is the same also that ascended up far above all heavens,
        that he might fill all things.)

When Jesus as the Christ was transfigured or metamorphosed into the spiritual world His name when He appeared to Paul was "Jesus of Nazareth."  Jesus of Nazareth was MADE both lord and Christ and continues to be the earthly intercessor or Arm of God.
Heb. 8:4 For if he were on earth, he should not be a priest, seeing that there are priests that offer gifts according to the law:
To validate and leave an example--written says Peter--Christ gave certain men supernatural help to equip the church with the sole teaching authorized for the church or assembly: disunity always happens when people violate the direct commandment against "doubtful disputations" which means private opinions or even words according to Christ through Isaiah in chapter 58.

Eph 4:11 And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists;
        and some, pastors and teachers

God always reveals through specially chosen men whom He has prepared to hear and reveal His will: over and over it was the prophets led by the Spirit of Christ who spoke the spiritual truth in direct opposition to the Scribes who recorded the history of the Civil-Military-Priestly system abandoned to worship the starry host.

Jesus Christ continued to guide certain people to set the church in order: the method chosen was to identify wrong teachings and then correct them.  Peter warns that the MARKS of a false teacher is one who does not teach that which is revealed:
For he received from God the Father HONOR and GLORY,
        when there came such a voice to him from the excellent glory,
        This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased. 2 Pet 1:17

What was it to prove?

WE have also a MORE SURE word of PROPHECY;
        whereunto YOU do well that ye take heed,
        as unto a light that shineth in a dark place,
        until the day dawn,
        and the day star [Christ] arise in your hearts: 2 Pet 1:19
In 1 Peter 1:11 Peter said that the PROPHETS spoke through the Spirit OF CHRIST.
Therefore, his command was that our assemblies give heed to the PROPHETS  through whom God delivered SPIRITUAL truth in mortal warfare with the LEGAL animal sacrifices IMPOSED as the curse when God ABANDONED the Monarchy to worship the starry host.

Day Star Christ
Heart seat of the understanding, the faculty and seat of the intelligence

Give heed means worship: Paul's ONLY worship word.
prosecho
to apply one's self to, attach one's self to,
    hold or cleave to a person or a thing
    to be given or addicted to
    to devote thought and effort to
You, preachers and elders, are COMMANDED NOT to make up your own religionism. 
Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture
        is of any private interpretation (further expounding). 2 Pet 1:20

Epilusis (g1955) ep-il'-oo-sis; from 1956; explanation, i.e. application: - interpretation.
Epiluo
(g1956) ep-ee-loo'-o; from 1909 and 3089; to solve further, i.e. (fig.) to explain, decide: - determine, expound.

-Epi-lusis , eôs, hê,
A. release from, e. phobôn [Fear of Apollo or Apollyon] didou A.Th.134 (lyr.): abs., exemption from banishment, SIG306.51 (Arc., iv B.C.).
2. . solution, “sophismatōnS.E.P.2.246; explanation, 2 Ep.Pet.1.20,

You are FORBIDDEN to be the interpreter of the Word of Christ: that includes AIDS such as rhetoric, singing and playing instruments in performance to MASK your false teaching.

Exêgêtês II. expounder, interpreter, esp. of oracles, dreams, or omens, Hdt.1.78; at Athens, of sacred rites or customs, modes of burial, expiation, etc., spiritual director, of Apollo, Pl.R.427c. b. at Rome, of the pontifices. Similar: -Suristikê (sc. technê), hê, the art of piping: used with rhythmice, histrionia.  Magicus, belonging to magic, magic, magical. superstitiones, vanitates, that were invoked by incantations: linguae= skilled in incantations, cantus, magicae resonant ubi Memnone chordae, mysterious
WHY?

Eph 4:12 For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ:

The Word EDIFY means EDUCATE: Romans 15 says you speak "that which is written" using one MIND and one MOUTH to educate.

HOW?
Eph 4:13
Till we all come in 
        A. the unity of the faith, and of
        B. the knowledge of the Son of God,
        C. unto a perfect MAN,
        D. unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ:

Stature: 2244. helikia, hay-lik-ee´-ah; from the same as 2245; maturity (in years or size):  age, stature. [Comrade, not playmate

You cannot go BEYOND THAT WHICH IS WRITTEN: that is a direct command made over and over.  If you go BEYOND that which is written with the SOLE PURPOSE 

Eph. 3:8 Unto me, who am less than the least of all saints, is this grace given, 
        that I should preach among the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ;
Eph. 3:9 And to make all men see
        what is the fellowship of the mystery,
        which from the beginning of the world hath been hid in God,
        who created all things by Jesus Christ:

The SEVEN ONES were not what was HIDDEN. The CORE GOSPEL was not what was HIDDEN: Paul said of the ONE BAPTISM that until you are converted or baptized you CANNOT read BLACK text on BROWN paper.

Those who can read only the SEVEN ONES are assuredly BLIND as God's predestinated purpose.

WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF THE GOSPEL OF THE KINGDOM? Is that BEYOND the seven ONES? Huh?

Eph. 3:10 To the intent that now unto
        the principalities and powers in heavenly places
        might be known by the church the manifold wisdom of God,
Eph. 3:11 According to the eternal purpose which he purposed in Christ Jesus our Lord:

PAUL DEFINES THE CHURCH FURTHER DOWN

YES: 2Pet. 1:19 We have also a more sure word of prophecy; 
        whereunto ye do well that ye take heed,
        as unto a light that shineth in a dark place,
        until the day dawn, and the day star arise in your hear
ts:
NO:  2Pet. 1:20 Knowing this first,
        that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation.

        You cannot FURTHER EXPOUND are go "byond the sacred page."

NO: 2Cor. 3:14 But their minds were blinded:
        for until this day remaineth
        the same vail untaken away
         in the reading of the old testament;
        which vail is done away in Christ.

2Cor. 3:15 But even unto this day,
        when Moses is read
, the vail is upon their heart.

YES: 2Cor. 3:16 Nevertheless when it shall turn to the Lord,
        the vail shall be taken away.
Jesus used the example of being CONVERTED and BORN AGAIN like a child
Luke recorded the example of BAPTISM to be SAVED and CONVERTED meaning the same thing.

Until you are CONVERTED you will not be able to read WHOLE THOUGHT PATTERNS written in BLACK INK on WHITE paper.


-Epi-strephô , pf.
c. Philos-., cause to return to the source of Being, tinas eis ta enantia kai ta prôta
       -Proteros and prôtos    II. of Time, former, earlier, children by the first or a former marriage,
       -Prosthhen in front, before, formerly, of place and of time;
                            to gennêthen phusei pros to gennêsan
-Genn-aô beget, bring forth, engender, call into existence
-Phuo 1 Act.:--bring forth, produce, put forth, 2. beget, engender, get understanding,
-Pros in the direction of
-Deut XXX WEB. It shall happen, when all these things are come on you, the blessing and the curse, which I have set before you, and you shall call them to mind among all the nations, where Yahweh your God has driven you,

[2]  and shall RETURN to Yahweh your God, and shall OBEY his voice according to all that I command you this day, you and your children, with all your heart, and with all your soul;

[3]  that then Yahweh your God will turn your captivity, and have compassion on you, and will return and gather you from all the peoples, where Yahweh your God has scattered you.
Prempted: 

Eph 4:14 That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, 
        and carried about with every wind of doctrine,
        by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness
whereby they lie in wait to deceive;

-Fluctuo fluctus, to move in the manner of waves, i. e. to wave, rise in waves, undulate, to move to and fro, be driven hither and thither
I. Trop., to be restless, unquiet, uncertain, doubtful; to rage, swell; to waver, hesitate, vacillate, fluctuate,  Oratio II. In partic., formal language, artificial discourse,  Ciro like  the string on a bow or a  harp.
-Oratio E. A prayer, an address to the Deity (eccl. Lat.): “respice ad orationem servi tui,Vulg. 3 Reg. 8, 28: “per orationes Dominum rogantes,id. 2 Macc. 10, 16: “pernoctans in oratione Dei,id. Luc. 6, 12.—Also absol., prayer, the habit or practice of prayer: “perseverantes in oratione,Vulg. Act. 1, 14: “orationi instate,id. Col. 4, 2; cf. Gell. 13, 22, 1.

-cĭto . To put into quick motion, to move or drive violently or rapidly, to hurl, shake, rouse, excite, provoke, incite, stimulate, promote,
Periphero

Latin:
-Circumfero to bear something or carry around lyram in conviviis,Quint. 1, 10, 19:
-Lyra , ae, f., = lura,
I. a lute, lyre, a stringed instrument resembling the cithara, fabled to have been invented by Mercury and presented to Apollo, Hyg. Astr. 2, 7: “curvae lyrae parens,Hor. C. 1, 10, 6: “Threiciam digitis increpuisse lyram,Ov. H. 3, 118: “mox cecinit laudes prosperiore lyrā,id. A. A. 3, 50; Val. Fl. 5, 100.—
II. Transf.
A. Lyric poetry, song: “imbellis,Hor. C. 1, 6, 10: “Aeoliae Lesbis amica lyrae,Ov. Am. 2, 18, 26; id. P. 3, 3, 45.—
B. In gen., poetic genius: “Inferior lyra,” 
C. Lyra, the constellation, the Lyre: “exoriente Lyra,” 

-Con-vīvĭum, ii, n. vivo; lit., I. a living together; hence, a meal in company, a social feast, entertainment, banquet. nos convivia cantamus,Hor. C. 1, 6, 17;  II. Concr., company at table, guests ( = convivae): “nequitiam vinosa tuam convivia narrant,Ov. Am. 3, 1, 17;

-Quint. 1, 10, 19 From the importance thus given to music also originated the custom of taking a lyre round the company after dinner, and when on such an occasion Themistocles confessed that he could not play, his education was (to quote the words of Cicero) “regarded as imperfect.”

Note: the Skolion singers or the Crooked Generation,.
B.  Of a narrative or discourse, to publish abroad, proclaim, divulge, disseminate among the people, report
C. In the lang. of religion, to lustrate, purify any one by carrying around him consecrated objects
D. In rhetoric: “oratio deducta et circumlata, expanded, drawn out into periods, Quint. 4, 1, 60 
(torches, offerings, etc.)
-Ventus wind 3. Ventis verba dare, i. q. not to keep one's word or promise, Ov. H. 2, 25 Ruhnk.
B. [Plur., personified as deities, the winds: te, Apollo sancte, fer opem; teque, omnipotens Neptune, invoco, fame, applause, Turbo

B. Plur., personified as deities, the winds: te, Apollo sancte, fer opem; teque, omnipotens Neptune, invoco; Vosque adeo, Venti! Turpil. ap. Cic. Tusc. 4, 34, 73 (Com. Rel. v. 119 Rib.); Lucr. 5, 1230 (1228); cf. Ov. H. 17 (18

CHURCH MUST NEVER PERMIT PEOPLE CLAIMING TO NAVIGATE THE WINDS
Hermes appears to have been the chief of the Cabiri (Roscher, Myth. Lex. 2360); with his cult compare the Gallic (Caesar, B. G. vi. 17; Rhys, Hibbert Lectures, pp. 5-20 and ch. iv) and German (Tac. Germ. 9) worship of Mercurius. The latter, Odin, would seem to be like Hermes a wind god, and this may be true also of the Thracian deity. It seems improbable that the Thracians were content with so small a pantheon.
CHURCH MUST EXCLUDE ALL OF THE CUNNING CRAFTSMEN.

Panourgia (g3834) pan-oorg-ee'-ah; from 3835; adroitness, i.e. (in a bad sense) trickery or sophistry: - (cunning) craftiness, subtilty.

-Panourg-êma  A. knavish trick, villainy, S.El.1387 (lyr.), LXX Si.1.6 (v.l.); sophistry, Gal.5.251; cf. panourgeuma.

Prempted:
1Cor. 3:18 Let no man deceive himself. If any man among you
        seemeth to be wise in this world,
        let him become a fool, that he may be wise.
1Cor. 3:19 For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God.
        For it is written, He taketh the wise in their own craftiness.
1Cor. 3:20 And again, The Lord knoweth the thoughts of the wise, that they are vain.

-Sophia A. cleverness or skill in handicraft and art, as in carpentry, tektonos, hos rha te pasēs eu eidē s. Il.15.412; of the Telchines, Pi.O.7.53; entekhnos s., of Hephaestus and Athena, Pl.Prt.32 1d; of Daedalus and Palamedes, X.Mem.4.2.33, cf. 1.4.2; in music and singing, tekhnē kai s. h.Merc.483, cf. 511; in poetry, Sol.13.52, Pi.O.1.117
-HH 4 483 What skill is this? What song for desperate cares? What way of song? For verily here are three things to hand all at once from which to choose, —mirth, and love, and sweet sleep. [450] And though I am a follower of the Olympian Muses who love dances and the bright path of song —the full-toned chant and ravishing thrill of flutes —yet I never cared for any of those feats of skill at young men's revels, as I do now for this:

And they say that from the utterance of Zeus you have learned both the honors due to the gods, O Far-worker, and oracles from Zeus, even all his ordinances. Of all these I myself have already learned that you have great wealth. Now, you are free to learn whatever you please; [475] but since, as it seems,
        your heart is so strongly set on playing the lyre,
        chant, and play upon it,
        and give yourself to merriment,
        taking this as a gift from me, and do you, my friend,
        bestow glory on me.
Sing well with this clear-voiced companion in your hands; for you are skilled in good, well-ordered utterance. [480] From now on bring it confidently to the rich feast and lovely dance and glorious revel, a joy by night and by day. Whoso with wit and wisdom enquires of it cunningly, him it teaches [485] through its sound all manner of things that delight the mind, being easily played with gentle familiarities, for it abhors toilsome drudgery; but whoso in ignorance enquires of it violently, to him it chatters mere vanity and foolishness.

NOTE: singing TO the lyre meant that you struck a note and then matched your voice  to that note: that does not make music.

HH 4 511
Afterwards they two, the all-glorious sons of Zeus turned the cows back towards the sacred meadow, [505] but themselves hastened back to snowy Olympus, delighting in the lyre. Then wise ˜ was glad and made them both friends. And Hermes loved the son of Leto continually, even as he does now, when he had given the lyre as token to the Far-shooter, [510] who played it skilfully, holding it upon his arm. But for himself Hermes found out another cunning art and made himself the pipes whose sound is heard afar.
The Wise Sophos A. skilled in any handicraft or art, clever, mostly of poets and musicians, Pi.O.1.9, P.1.42, 3.113; en kithara s. E.IT1238

Craftiness Panourgia

2Cor. 4:1 Therefore seeing we have this ministry,
        as we have received mercy, we faint not;
2Cor. 4:2 But have renounced the hidden things of dishonesty,
        not walking in craftiness, nor handling the word of God deceitfully;
        but by manifestation of the truth commending ourselves
        to every man’s conscience in the sight of God.
2Cor. 4:3 But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost:
-Panourg-os A. ready to do anything, wicked, knavish, b. panourgôs kataskeuazesthai to be adulterated, 3. of animals, as the fox,  E.Alc.766, {wine, music, funeral} Sophos, Hypokritikos
-Eur. Alc. 766 Then taking an ivy-wood drinking-bowl in his hands and drinking unmixed wine, offspring of the dark grape, until the fire in it enveloped and warmed his heart, he garlanded his head with sprays of myrtle [760] and howled songs out of tune. There were two sorts of melody one could hear.
        He
was singing, paying no attention to the trouble in Admetus' house,
        while we servants were bewailing our mistress. But we did not show our faces in tears to the stranger, for those were Admetus' orders. [765] And now I must feast the stranger in our house, some knavish thief or brigand, while my mistress has left the house without my following or holding out my hand in mourning for her. She was like a mother to me and to the other servants,
Proverbs 21.[11] When the mocker is punished, the simple gains wisdom; When the wise is instructed, he receives knowledge.

-Sophos , ē, on, A.  skilled in any handicraft or art, clever mostly of poets and musicians, pi.P.5.115  Pi.O.1.9, P.1.42, 3.113; en kithara s. E.IT1238 (lyr.), cf. Ar.Ra.896 (lyr.)
-Pind. P. 5 [90] and he established, for the processions of Apollo, protector of men, a straight cut, level, paved road for the clatter of horses' hooves, where at the edge of the marketplace he rests by himself in death. He was blessed when he dwelled among men, [95] and thereafter a hero worshipped by the people. Apart from him, in front of the houses, are the other sacred kings who took their allotted places in Hades, and somehow below the earth they hear, in their minds, great excellence sprinkled with gentle dew [100] by the outpourings of victory-songs—prosperity for themselves, and a justly earned and shared grace for their son Arcesilas. It is fitting for him, in the song of the young men, to celebrate Phoebus with his golden sword, [105] now that he has received from Pytho the graceful victory-song as a compensation for his expense. Intelligent men praise him. I will say what has been said by others: [110] he nurtures a mind and tongue that are beyond his years; in courage he is a long-winged eagle among birds; his strength in competition is like a bulwark. Among the Muses, he has had wings since he was a child in his dear mother's lap

-Pind. O. 1 From there glorious song enfolds the wisdom of poets,1 so that they loudly sing [10] the son of Cronus, when they arrive at the rich and blessed hearth of Hieron, who wields the scepter of law in Sicily of many flocks, reaping every excellence at its peak, and is glorified [15] by the choicest music, which we men often play around his hospitable table. Come, take the Dorian lyre down from its peg, if the splendor of Pisa

-Pind. P. 3. I will honor in my mind the fortune that attends me from day to day, tending it to the best of my ability. [110] But if a god were to give me luxurious wealth, I hope that I would find lofty fame in the future. We know of Nestor and Lycian Sarpedon, whom men speak of, from melodious words which skilled craftsmen join together. Through renowned songs excellence [115] gains a long life. But few find that easy to accomplish.

-Kitharis II. playing on the cithara, “ouk an toi khraismē k.Il.3.54, cf. Od.8.248; “k. kai aoidēIl.13.731.

-Eur. Ion 881 O you, who cause a voice to sing from your seven-stringed lyre, a voice that lets lovely-sounding hymns peal forth in the rustic lifeless horn, [885] son of Leto, I will blame you before this light. You came to me, your hair glittering with gold, when I was plucking into the folds of my robe yellow flowers [890] to bloom with golden light; grasping my white hand in yours, you led me to the bed in the cave, hearing me call on my mother, god and consort, [895] shamelessly paying homage to Aphrodite. I, the unhappy one, bore you a son, whom in fear of my mother I placed in that bed of yours, [900] where you joined with me, the miserable, the unfortunate one, in unhappy union. Alas! and now my son and yours, oh cruel one, is gone, torn apart, a feast for birds; [905] but you are singing to the lyre, chanting hymns.
and of Pherenicus placed your mind under the influence of sweetest thoughts,
-Melpo  sing to the lyre or harp, “meta de sphin emelpeto theios aoidos, phormizōnOd.4.17, cf. 13.27; “melpeo kai kitharizeh.Merc. 476; Melpomenos, epith. of Dionysus at Athens, Paus.1.2.5
-Hupokritikos skilled, having a good delivery, the actors part, pretending

-[1384] Behold how Ares stalks onward, 1385] breathing bloody vengeance that is hard to oppose. Just now have the hunters of wicked crimes [Panourgema] passed beneath that roof there, the hounds which none may flee. And so not long shall 1390] the vision of my soul hang in suspense.

WHY ARES STALKS: Theatrical performers creep in using a "womanish" approach

"a gradual and regular advance. -pronemesthai is lit. ‘to go forward in grazing.’ The midd. occurs only here; nor is the act. found in a strictly parallel sense, as meaning to encroach on a neighbour's pastures, here: ‘the limit of a woman's belief (too lightly won) quickly oversteps the border’ (between fact and fiction).

Campbell suggests that the image in “pronemetai” is from fire ‘eating its way’ forward, and compares Her. 5. 101ap' oikiēs es oikiēn ion to pur epenemeto to astu”.

HOW CAN WE RECOGNIZE THE STALKERS UPSETTING YOUR COMFORT ZONES?

-kuôn Harpies, A.R.2.289; of Hecate, in Mithraic worship, Porph.Abst.4.16; of the Bakchai, Lussas k. E.Ba.977 (lyr.); ; Pan is the kuôn of Cybele

[289] Dios kunas: cf. Aesch. Pr. 803 (of the griffins), Zēnos akrageis kunes: ib. 1022 (of the eagle), Dios ptēnos kuōn. 

Shepherds "Elders who don't bark."

Kunas: Kuôn II. as a word of reproach, freq. in Hom. of women, to denote shamelessness or audacity; applied by Helen to herself rhapsôidos of the Bakchai, Lussas k. E.Ba.977  Lussao rave, be mad, erotic. also of offensive persons, compared to yapping dogs

-Euripides, Bacchae 977 Chorus
The meaning of LOOK TO THE HILLS:

[977] To the hills! to the hills! fleet hounds of madness, where the daughters of Cadmus hold their revels,

goad them into wild fury
against the man disguised in woman's dress
, a frenzied spy upon the Maenads.
-Rhapsoidos stitching songs together. Reciter of poems,
of -Aoide Used with "hypokrites" 5. = eppsdê, spell, incantation
 Prob. from rhaptō, aoidē; Hes.Fr. 265 speaks of himself and Homer as en nearois humnois rhapsantes aoidēn, and Pi.N.2.2 calls Epic poets rhaptōn epeōn aoidoi:

3. of the Cynics, areskei toutois kunôn metamphiennusthai bion. Catamites.

-Epôidos  A. singing to or over, using songs or charms to heal wounds, epôidoi muthoi
    b. Subst., enchanter, e. kai goês E.Hipp. 1038 (but goês e. Ba.234): c. gen., a charm for or against,
    c. c. dat., assisting, profitable,
2. Pass., sung to music, phônai Plu.2.622d ; fit for singing, poiêtikên
2. epôidos, ho, verse or passage returning at intervals, in Alcaics and Sapphics,  chorus, burden,
Cunning craftiness is "having a good delivery" the actor's part. Techne craft, cunning, soothsayers, sorcerers, system of Rhetoric.

Rev. 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 [Techne, of whatsoever craft he be, shall be found any more in thee; and the sound of a millstone shall be heard no more at all in thee;

-Sophistes A. master of one's craft, adept, expert, of diviners, [harp]f poets, “meletan sophistais prosbalonPi.I.5(4).28, cf. Cratin.2; of musicians, “sophistēs . . parapaiōn khelunA.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 melōnA

Hdt.2.49; of poets, “meletan sophistais prosbalonPi.I.5(4).28, cf. Cratin.2; of musicians, “sophistēs . . parapaiōn khelun

We Ask

THE LEADERSHIP: We ask the congregation to join us in thinking as missionaries think—that is, trying to speak the Gospel in a language and a style that reaches as many as possible in our increasingly diverse community as well as in our world. 

We ask the church to be patient and grace-filled 
        as we continue the ongoing work of seeking to communicate the Good News
        in styles, languages, and traditions that include as many people as possible. 

GRACE as Personified is REPUDIATING what you are doing.

Titus 2:11 For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men,
Titus 2:12 Teaching us that, 

        denying ungodliness and worldly lusts,
        we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world;
Titus 2:13 Looking for that blessed hope, and the
        glorious appearing of the great God
        and our Saviour Jesus Christ;
Titus 2:14 Who gave himself for us,
        that he might redeem us from all iniquity,
        and purify unto himself a peculiar people,
        zealous of good works.

THE LEADERSHIP: We ask the church to join us in seeking to enjoy here on earth the great diversity of people who will worship God in heaven in the hereafter.

“And they sang a new song: ‘You are worthy to take the scroll and to open its seals, because you were slain, and with your blood you purchased men for God from every tribe and language and people and nation’” (Rev. 5:9-10).  8

When you go before the throne of grace you HOLD your harps: no Levite could PLAY a harp close to any holy place without getting executed.  Holding the harp GOD gave us means to COMPREHEND the Word. No instruments ever PLAYED in heaven. 

See the never read Revelation 5

Rev. 5:8 And when he had taken the book, 
        the four beasts
        and four and twenty elders
        fell down before the Lamb,
        having every one of them harps,
        and golden vials full of odours,
        which are the prayers of saints.

NOW LET'S SEE THEM PLAY THE HARPS: HOLDING THE HARPS MEANS STOP IT.
Christ allways writes the songs and sermons.

Rev. 5:9 And they sung a new song, saying,
        "Thou art worthy to take the book,
         and to open the seals thereof:
         for thou wast slain,
         and hast redeemed us to God
         by thy blood out of every kindred, and tongue,
         and people, and nation;
         And hast made us unto our God kings and priests:
         and we shall reign on the earth."
Rev. 5:10

WE REIGN WITH CHRIST NOW AND HE SAYS HOLD THE MUSIC!
  1. No man could read and loose the seals of the Word of God--the seven spirits OF God.
  2. To qualify they must HOLD the harp of God: heart strings will vibrate back only what they hear from the ONE with the right to READ the Book and strike the heart string with His words.  Isaiah 55 says that we must RETURN the water of the Word like the water cycle. Isaiah 58 says we must not speak our own words.
  3. Paul made it clear: It is the spirit or mind which must vibrate WHEN we speak that which is written with one MIND and one MOUTH.
  4. This is a common literary figure.
  5. That is one of the MARKS so that when they lie about the Words of Jesus Christ and impose musical instruments their intent is to shut the mouth of Jesus and take you captive for Satan.

 See Revelation 5 with some links probably needing updated.

"An evil is in the professed camp of the Lord, so gross in its impudence, that the most shortsighted can hardly fail to notice it during the past few years. It has developed at an abnormal rate, even for evil. It has worked like leaven until the whole lump ferments. 

The devil has seldom done a cleverer thing than hinting to the church that part of their mission is to provide entertainment for the people, with a view to winning them.

"From speaking out as the Puritans did, the church has gradually toned down her testimony, then winked at and excused the frivolities of the day. Then she tolerated them in her borders. Now she has adopted them under the plea of reaching the masses.

"In vain will the Epistles be searched to find any trace of this gospel of amusement! Their message is, "Come out, keep out, keep clean out!" Anything approaching fooling is conspicuous by its absence. They had boundless confidence in the gospel and employed no other weapon.

"After Peter and John were locked up for preaching, the church had a prayer meeting but they did not pray, "Lord grant unto thy servants that by a wise and discriminating use of innocent recreation we may show these people how happy we are." If they ceased not from preaching Christ, they had not time for arranging entertainments. Scattered by persecution, they went everywhere preaching the gospel. They turned the world upside down (Acts 17:6). That is the only difference! Lord, clear the church of all the rot and rubbish the devil has imposed on her, and bring us back to apostolic methods.

"Lastly, the mission of amusement fails to effect the end desired. It works havoc among young converts. Let the careless and scoffers, who thank God because the church met them halfway, speak and testify.

"Let the heavy laden who found peace through the concert not keep silent! Let the drunkard to whom the dramatic entertainment has been God's link in the chain of the conversion, stand up!

"There are none to answer. The mission of amusement produces no converts. The need of the hour for today's ministry is believing scholarship joined with earnest spirituality, the one springing from the other as fruit from the root. The need is biblical doctrine, so understood and felt, that it sets men on fire. Charles Haddon Spurgeon 1834-1892

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