Aresko (g700) ar-es'-ko; prob. from 142 (through
the idea of exciting emotion); to be agreeable (or by impl. to seekto
be so): - please.
A. pleasing, mostly in bad sense, obsequious, cringing,
Arist.EN1108a28, 1126b12, Thphr.Char.5.1
- .spondas theois aresasthai make full drink-offerings to the gods, ., please, satisfy, oute gar moi Polukratēs ēreske despozōn . . Hdt.3.142; kola^k-euō ,
Hdt. 3.142 
Only I claim for my own privilege that six talents of Polycrates'
wealth be set apart for my use, and that I and my descendants keep the
priesthood of Zeus the Liberator, whose temple I have founded, and now I
give you freedom.
- IV. areskei is used impers. to express the opinion or resolution of a public body, also of prevailing opinions areskonta the dogmas of philosophers,
- kola^k-euō , A o be a flatterer, Ar.Eq.48, Pl.R.538b, Grg.521b,
- Aristoph. Kn. 40 45]
an arrant rogue, the incarnation of calumny. This man of leather knows
his old master thoroughly; he plays the fawning cur, flatters, cajoles,
wheedles, and dupes him at will with little scraps of leavings, which
he allows him to get. ...
when Demos is dining, he keeps close to his side with a thong in his
hand and puts the orators to flight. He keeps singing oracles to him, so
that the old man now thinks of nothing but the Sibyl. Then, when he
sees him thoroughly obfuscated, he uses all his cunning and piles up
lies and calumnies against the household;
haireō I.a taking especially, esp. of a town, Hdt., etc.; hē basilēos hair. the taking by the king,
- II. areskos, ho,
the staff borne by pornoboskoi [brothel keeper] on the stage, Poll.4.120.
Aristotle, Nicomachean Ethics book 2
-  In respect of
truth then,the middle character may be called truthful, and the
observance of the mean Truthfulness1 ; pretence in the form of
exaggeration is Boastfulness, and its possessor a boaster; in the form
of understatement, Self-depreciation, and its possessor the
-  In respect of
pleasantness and social
the middle character is witty and the middle disposition Wittiness; the
excess is Buffoonery and its possessor a buffoon; the deficient man may be called boorish,
and his disposition Boorishness. In respect of general pleasantness in life, the man who is pleasant in the
proper manner is friendly, and the observance of the mean is
Friendliness; he that exceeds, if from no interested motive, is
for his own advantage,
a flatterer; he that is deficient, and unpleasant in all the affairs of
life, may be called quarrelsome and surly.
-Romans 15.1 debemus autem nos firmiores inbecillitates infirmorum
sustinere et non nobisplacere
-Placeo to please, to be
be welcome, acceptable, to satisfy (class.).
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, populo ut placerent quas fecisset fabulas,
Făcĭo , 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,
To represent a thing in any manner, to feign, assert, 8.
In relig. lang., like the Gr . rhezein, to perform or celebrate a religious rite; to offer sacrifice, make an offering, to sacrifice compositio,
THE PATTERN: WHAT JESUS DIED FOR AND COMMANDED WITH NO "SILENCE"
XV. debemus autem nos firmiores inbecillitates
infirmorum sustinere et non nobis placere
vestrum proximo suo placeat in bonum ad aedificationem
Romans 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.
Romans 15:5 Now the God of patience and consolation grant you to be likeminded
one toward another according to Christ Jesus:
Romans 15:6 That ye may with one mind and one mouth glorify God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Self-Pleasure includes ALL of the performing arts and crafts: Please or
Areskos inccluding lifting people up with excitement IN ORDER to take
their property and use it for their own.
Musical Idolatry in the name of God is without redemption. See what happened at Mount Sinai.
Sabbath or REST is PAUO
in Greek: Jesus died to give us REST
from the laded burdens (music) and burden laders (parasites).
While refusing to listen to God they THOUGH there was silence. Sabbath
means REST: the command for the synagogue or Church of Christ (the Rock)
in the wilderness was to REST, Read and Rehearse the Word. That was by
the command of Christ and therefore NEVER CHANGED.
Exod 31:14 Ye shall keep the sabbath therefore; for
it is holy unto you:
every one that DEFILETH it shall
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; .
THINKING THAT GOD WAS SILENT THE JEWS VIOLATED THAT WHICH THEY HAD REFUSED TO HEAR.
32:6 And they rose up early on the morrow, and
offerings, and brought peace offerings;
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 cautiously, carefully: ut parce custoditeque ludebat! Plin. Ep. 5, 16, 3. sanctĭtas
B. To abstain or refrain from doing a thing; to forbear, leave off, desist, stop, cease, let alone, Opera
Opera A. Care, attention, exertion bestowed on any thing:
Plaut. Trin. 4, 2, 52: sermoni, Cic. Leg. 2, 1, 4
1. A day's work or labor (usu. in plur.): quaternis operis singula jugera confodere,
hired aiders, abettors, tools, etc. (of political or theatrical parties): theatrales, parties for the purpose of applauding, theatrical factions, Tac. A. 1, 16: VETERES A SCENA,
Tac. Ann. 1.16 This was the beginning of
demoralization among the troops, of quarreling, of listening to the talk of
every pestilent fellow, in short, of craving for luxury and idleness and
loathing discipline and toil. In the camp was one Percennius, who had once
been a leader of one of the theatrical factions, then became a common
soldier, had a saucy tongue, and had learnt from his applause of actors how
to stir up a crowd. By working on ignorant minds, which doubted as to what
would be the terms of military service after Augustus, this man gradually
influenced them in conversations at night or at nightfall, and when the
bettermen had dispersed, he gathered round him all the worst
Mūsa ,= Mousa, I.a muse, one of the goddesses of poetry, music
Mousa A.Olumpiades M., Dios aigiokhoio thugateres Il.2.491,
II. mousa, as Appellat., music, song, m. stugera A.Eu.308 (anap.); euphamos Id.Supp.695 (lyr.); kanakhan . . theias antiluron mousas
Sanctĭtas Inviolability, sacredness, sanctity: honor
Plin. Ep. 5, 16, 3. how eagerly , how intellegenter lectitabat! when moderately custoditeque ludebat!
Jesus commanded us to pray in our private places. He repudiated the men who made an OVSERVATION out of their prayer or alms.
Observationi operam dare, Plaut. Mil. 2, 6, 5: siderum, Cic. Div. 1, 1,
Opĕra , A.
Care, attention, exertion bestowed on any thing:
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:
and the people sat
eat and to drink, and rose up to play
The golden calf represented Apis a real bull calf in
represented the always-pagan ftrinitiy of Osiris, Isis and Horus.
Hebrew: h6711 tsachaq, tsaw-khak΄; a primitive root; to laugh outright
(in merriment or scorn); by implication, to sport:laugh, mock, play,
surgentesque mane obtulerunt holocausta et hostias
pacificas et sedit populus comedere ac bibere et surrexerunt
they rose up in insurrection AGAINST God.
Hκdonais 3. Pl., desires after
pleasure, pleasant lusts, X.Mem.1.2.23, Ep.Tit.3.3,
triumphal hymn of
unquestionably a religious character about it; but the employment of
music in religious
though idolatrous, is more distinctly marked
in the festivities which attended the erection of the golden calf."
(Smith's Bible Dictionary, Music, p. 589).
Ludo A. To sport, play
with any thing, to
practise as a pastime, amuse one's self with any thing, B. To sport, dally, wantonly Esp., to play on an
instrument of music, to
make or compose music or song: carmina pastorum,
comedy which wishes (i. e. is meant) to
be in demand, b. Of the wishes
of those that have a right to command, the gods, masters, parents,
commanders, etc., I want, wish,
will, am resolved, it
is my will:
Neutr., to produce
melodious sounds (by the voice or an instrument), to
sound, sing, play, Less
freq. of instrumental music, and only with abl. of the
instrument, in comedy, to sing and play while the
actor accompanies the song with gestures or dancing,
war trumpet, Apart from military purposes, it was used on various
occasions, as at religious festivals, games, funerals, a signal for
wor, exciter, instigator.
Empaizō , fut. To be deluded 2. euphem. in mal. part.,
Again, the penalty was:
Exod 32:34 Therefore now
lead the people unto the
which I have spoken unto thee:
behold, mine Angel shall go before
nevertheless in the day when I
visit I will visit their
II. sport in or on, hτs
nebros chloerais e. leimakos hκdonais E.Ba. 866 (lyr.); tois choroisin e. to sport
in the dance,
Ar.Th.975; tτi Luc.Lex.5
Jdg 19:25 But the men would not hearken to him: so the
man took his concubine, and brought her forth unto them; and they
knew her, and abused her all the night until the morning: and when
the day began to spring, they let her go.
Paig-ma , atos, to,
'child's play', to toiouto p. tōn logōn
JESUS SAID THAT THE KINGDOM DOES NOT COME WITH RELIGIOUS OBSERVATION
The Kingdom is not: alicui, to attend to one, listen to him, Plaut. Trin. 4, 2, 52: sermoni, Cic. Leg. 2, 1, 4:
IF YOU ARE SO PROUD THAT YOU ARE A DEDICATED RELIGIOUS MUSICIAN YOU ARE ANATHEMA: THAT MEANS YOU CANNOT BE REDEEMED AND MUST BE BURNED.
2Thessalonians 2:9 Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders,
The Kingdom is not: Opĕrātĭo A. A religious performance, service, or solemnity, a bringing of offerings: operationes denicales, offerings
B. In Christian authors, beneficence, charity,
The Kingdom is not: E. Display, outward show (eccl. Lat.): non venit regnum Dei cum observatione, Vulg. Luc. 17, 20. p. patheōn allotriōn
or any one who is DEDICATED to God as having some mediating power is
defined by the word ANATHEMA. That means that it CANNOT be
redeemed and MUST be burned. That burning appears throughout the Bible as the result of people who use musical sounds which have a physical and emotional effect which thieves SELL as "spiritual" or "worship."
musical performance was in the hands of women until the time of David
who was KING over the Levites and NOT a worship leader. All such
pagan religious rituals MUST be performed by males but they must perform
the ROLES of women. When Paul said that the women must be silent
including sedentary he laid down a MARKER to identify the rise of the
Mother Goddess worship led by the daughters of Eve the mediatrix.
The Word was PREACHED by being READ: there can be no other religious operatives as mediators or meditrix:
1Timothy 2:1 I exhort therefore, that,
first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of
thanks, be made for all men;
MIRIAM IS THE PATTERN OF THE PROTYTYPICAL USURPING WOMAN.
1Timothy 2:2 For kings, and for all that are in authority;
that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty.
1Timothy 2:3 For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour;
1Timothy 2:4 Who will have all men to be saved,
and to come unto the knowledge of the truth.
Women performing preside over
roles are exercise the authority of AUTHRENTIA which means both sexual
and murderous. The DO and intend to force everyone to GIVE
ATTENDANCE to them and their performance which is the ONLY worship
concept in A Church of Christ where people are DISCIPLES and not ceremonial legalists.
As part of the household of the king Miriam
would have been a prophetess of Hathor. She claimed the right to
speak for JEHOVAH and He slapped her with a dose of leprosy and she
disappears from view. The golden calf Apis ws the male consort of Hathor:
Gregory Nazianzen Nor are these Thracian orgies, from which the word
(threskia) is said to be
rites and mysteries of Orpheus, whom the Greeks
admired so much for his wisdom that
they devised for him a lyre which draws all things by its
"Of The Golden Calf "From time immorial
had been especially valued in the service of prophecy. Pliny the Elder
gives us a report of the cult of Apis:
Nor the tortures of
which it is just
that those who can endure to be initiated into such things should suffer;
nor the manglings of
honoured by the Egyptians; nor the ill-fortunes of Isis
and the goats more venerable than the Mendesians,
and the stall of
the calf that luxuriated in the folly of the Memphites,
nor all those
honours with which they outrage the Nile, while themselves
proclaiming it in song to be the Giver of fruits and corn, and the
measurer of happiness by its
"In Egypt an ox is honored in place of the god. He is
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
"Here singing served as a means of inducing ecstatic prophecy (speaking in tongues).
relationship between music
and prophecy can be
clearly seen. This relationship also explains
why the expression for "making
music" and "prophesying" was often identical in the ancient tongues. origen
contra celsum 8.67.
The BEASTS in the book of Revelation are defined by "A new style of music or drama."
The Hebrew word Naba signifies not only "to prophesy" but also "to make music." (Quasten,
Johannes, Music and Worship in Pagan and
Christian Antiquity, p.
THEY DID AND CONTINUED TO DO WHEN JESUS CHRIST PROMISES TO BE PRESENT
AS THE ONLY TEACHER WHEN THE ELDERS TEACH THAT WHICH HAS BEEN TAUGHT.
Matthew 27:31 And after that they had mocked him, they took the robe off
THE JACOB-CURSED AND GOD ABANDONED PEOPLE HAVE RETURNED.
and put his own raiment on him, and led him away to crucify
Empaizō , fut. A.-xomai LXXHb.1.10: pf. empepaikha ib.Nu.22.29: mock at, mock, tini Hdt.4.134;
3. Pass., to be deluded, Ev.Matt.2.16, AP10.56.2 (Pall.), Vett.Val.16.14; to be defrauded, of the revenues, Cod.Just.1.34.2.
II. sport in or on, hōs nebros khloerais e. leimakos hēdonais E.Ba. 866 (lyr.); tois khoroisin e. to sport in the dance, Ar.Th.975; tō gumnasiō Luc.Lex.5.
ou, ho,A. mocker, deceiver,
Ep.Pet.3.3, Ep.Jud. 18.
Paison paizτ [pais] 2. esp. dance, paisate Od.8.251; dōma peristenakhizeto possin andrōn paizontōn 23.147, cf. Hes.Sc.277; p. te kai khoreuein
alla pepaistai metriōs hēmin, of the chorus,
4. play on a musical instrument, h.Ap.206: c. acc., Pan ho kalamophthogga paizōn Ar.Ra.230; dance and sing, Pi. O.1.16.
5. play amorously,
41 The prophecy was that the Levites who were soothsayers or sorcerers
would treat Jesus like a never-commanded animal sacrifice.
GOD WILL NOT LET DELIBERATE SOWERS OF DISCORD AND OFFENDERS READ:
Acts 7:41 And they made a calf in those days,
offered sacrifice unto the idol,
rejoiced in the works of their own hands.
> For I spake NOT unto your
fathers, nor commanded
day that I brought them out of the land of Egypt,
burnt offerings or sacrifices: Jeremiah 7:22
> But this
thing commanded I them,
> But they HEARKENED NOT, nor inclined their
Obey my voice, and I will be your
God, and ye shall
be my people:
walk ye in all the ways that I have
it may be well unto you. Jeremiah
walked in the counsels and in the imagination
of their evil heart,
went backward, and not forward.
Euphrainō , Ep. euphr-, fut. Att.155.12, Pi.I.7(6).3 II.
Pass., make merry, enjoy oneself,
Pind. I. 6 Just as we mix the second bowl of wine when the men's symposium is
flourishing, here is the second song of the Muses for Lampon's children
and their athletic victories: first in Nemea, Zeus, in your honor they
received the choicest of garlands,
Xen. Sym. 7.5 However, these questions also fail to promote the same object that wine
does; but if the young people were to have a flute accompaniment and
dance figures depicting the Graces, the Horae [whores],
and the Nymphs, I believe that they would be far less wearied
themselves and that the charms of the banquet would be greatly
Upon my word, Socrates, replied the Syracusan, you are quite right; and I will bring in a spectacle that will delight you.
Acts 7:42 Then God turned,
them up to worship the
host of heaven;
as it is
written in the book of the prophets,
house of Israel, have ye
offered to me slain beasts and sacrifices
space of forty years
in the wilderness?
Acts 7:43 Yea, ye took up the tabernacle of Moloch,
star of your god Remphan,
which ye made to worship them:
will carry you away beyond Babylon.
THE BOAST WAS TO "INFILTRATE AND DIVERT" THE CHURCHES OF CHRIST AND TURN THEM INTO THEATERS FOR HOLY ENTERTAINMENT.
For all of the stealing of church property and imposing instrumental music meaning as played by religious parasites: To make the Lambs Dumb Before the slaughter.
The PATTERN of Jesus was/is:
Luke 6:29 And unto him that smiteth thee on the one cheek offer also the other; and him that taketh away thy cloke forbid not to take thy coat also.
And Peter warned:
1Peter 4:7 But the end of all things is at hand: be ye therefore sober, and watch unto prayer.
WORKING WITH THE NACC SINCE 1927 THEY HAD FEW "CONVERSIONS"
1Peter 4:8 And above all things have fervent charity among yourselves: for charity shall cover the multitude of sins.
1Peter 4:9 Use hospitality one to another without grudging.
1Peter 4:10 As every man hath received the gift, even so minister the
same one to another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God.
1Peter 4:11 If any man speak, let him speak as the oracles of God; if
any man minister, let him do it as of the ability which God giveth:
that God in all things may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom be
praise and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.
1Peter 4:12 Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened unto you:
1Peter 4:13 But rejoice, inasmuch as ye are partakers of Christs sufferings; that, when his glory shall be revealed, ye may be glad also with exceeding joy.
1Peter 4:14 If ye be reproached for the name of Christ, happy are ye;
for the spirit of glory and of God resteth upon you: on their part he is
evil spoken of, but on your part he is glorified.
1Peter 4:15 But let none of you suffer as a murderer, or as a thief, or
as an evildoer, or as a busybody in other mens matters.
1Peter 4:16 Yet if any man suffer as a Christian, let him not be ashamed; but let him glorify God on this behalf.
1Peter 4:17 For the time is come that judgment must begin at the
house of God: and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them
that obey not the gospel of God?
1Peter 4:18 And if the righteous scarcely be saved, where shall the ungodly and the sinner appear?
1Peter 4:19 Wherefore let them that suffer according to the will of God
commit the keeping of their souls to him in well doing, as unto a
of churches "taken away
" gladly give up their
"investment" and are separated from friends and families. The
'locusts' or musicians in John's language to fool the foolish DRIVE OUT
the godly and hold the liars, cheaters and stealers captive until Jesus
Ben Ries of Federal Way Church of Christ:
another one STOLEN
to give a place of respectability to musical performers which Jesus
qoting Ezekiel 33 called HYPOCRITES and so the word universally
means. Proving that those who boast about INFILTRATING AND
DIVERTING churches--Milton Jones had a VANGUARD movement much like the
We. Are. Declining. In the year 2000, our church was
averaging a robust attendance of around 325 [now 125] in Sunday morning worship. The decline started slowly in the early 2000s. People began
voicing discontent and eventually began leaving
in worship and leadership.
our [their] congregation
Changes like singing during communion, [Mocking the Death of Jesus]
worship team, [a blasphemous concept]
rearranging the chairs for worship, [Just to sow discord or upset the comfort zone]
women teaching mixed Sunday
morning Bible class, [REFUTING Scripture:
Evah means an
abomination and the feminist or effeminate MEDIATRIX]]
and women ministry leaders [Deaconesses]
forced the hand of many individuals
to either adjust with the changes
or find another church.
not mosthave chosen the latter.
From J.W.McGarvey onward, those who OPPOSE having their property stolen are told to GET OVER IT OR GET OUT.
Since all of these Discipling Movements fail, the only person who wins is Satan.
1Samuel 19:20 And Saul sent messengers to take David: and when they saw the company of the prophets prophesying, and Samuel standing as appointed over them, the Spirit of God was upon the messengers of Saul, and they also prophesied.
1Chronicles 25:1 Moreover David and the captains of the host separated to the service of the sons of Asaph, and of Heman, and of Jeduthun, who should prophesy with harps, with psalteries, and with cymbals: and the number of the workmen according to their service was:
Saul was turned into 'another man' or perverted:
the prophesiers including the Levites were not "musical worship teams"
but they Prophesied or Soothsayed with instruments. Israel had already been abandoned to worship the starry host including Abaddon or Apollyon.
prophēt-ēs , ou, Dor. and Boeot. prophatas [a_, a, Pi. (v. infr.), Corinn.Supp.2.68: ho: （pro, phēmi): prop.
BECAUSE THE INSTRUMENTAL NOISE MAKERS PERFORMED A SERVICE WE NEED TO KNOW THAT
A.one who speaks for a god and interprets his will to man, Dios p. interpreter, expounder of the will of Zeus, of Tiresias, Pi.N.1.60; Bakkhou p., perh. of Orpheus, E.Rh.972; [Dionusou p., of the Bacchae, Id.Ba.551 (lyr.); Nēreōs p., of Glaucus, Id.Or.364; esp. of the Delphic Apollo, Dios p. esti Loxias patros A.Eu.19; of the minister and interpreter at Delphi, Hdt.8.36,37; at the Ptoφn, ib. 135, IG7.4135.13 (ii B.C.); cf. prophētis.
Prŏphēta and prŏphētes , ae, m., = prophētēs, I. a foreteller, soothsayer, prophet (post-class.; cf. vates): prophetas in Adrasto Julius nominat antistites fanorum oraculorumque interpretes, Fest. p. 229 Mόll. (Trag. Rel. p. 194 Rib.): prophetae quidam, deorum majestate completi, effantur ceteris, quae divino beneficio soli vident, App. de Mundo, p. 56, 29: sacerdotes Aegyptiorum, quos prophetas vocant, Macr. S. 7, 13, 9: Aegyptius, propheta primarius,
Exodus 15.20 sumpsit ergo Maria prophetis soror Aaron tympanum in manu
egressaeque sunt omnes mulieres post eam cum tympanis et choris
Of the Jewish prophets, Lact. 1, 4, 1; 4, 11, 1; 7, 24, 9; Vulg. Luc. 1, 70. [Only the Writing prophets]
prīmārĭus , a, um, adj. id., I.one of the first, of the first rank, chief, principal, excellent, remarkable (class.): primarius parasitus, Plaut. Mil. 3, 1, 73: quoad primarius vir dicat, the first speaker, he who has a right to be heard, id. Rud. 4, 4, 29: primarius vir populi, Cic. Sen. 17, 61: femina
Because the INSTRUMENTAL PROPHESIERS were fed from the NOT
COMMANDED sacrificial system, all religious workers claiming to SERVE
between God and man were called PARASITES.
Părăsītus , lit. one who eats with another; hence,
Hence, parasitus Phoebi, a player, actor, Mart. 9, 29, 9.
The tutelar deity of parasites was Hercules, Plaut. Curc. 2, 3, 79.
He introduced homosexual performers in religion.
H10 ăbaddτh ab-ad-do' The same as H9 , miswritten for H11 ; a perishing:destruction.
H11 ăbaddτn ab-ad-done' Intensively from H6 ; abstractly a perishing; concretely Hades:destruction.
WHAT JOHN KNEW AND MERCINARY CLERGY ARE NEVER PERMITTED TO KNOW OR CONFESS
Plat. Crat. 404d
for since things are in motion (pheromena
), that which grasps (ephaptomenon
) and touches (epaphōn
and is able to follow them is wisdom. Pherepapha, or something of that
sort, would therefore be the correct name of the goddess, because she
is wise and touches that which is in motion
(epaphē tou pheromenou
this is the reason why Hades
, who is wise, consorts with her, because
she is wisebut people have altered her name, attaching more importance
to euphony than to truth, and they call her Pherephatta. Likewise in
the case of Apollo
for no single name could more aptly indicate the four functions
of the god, touching upon them all and in a manner declaring his power
in music, prophecy, medicine, and archery.
Socrates speaking of Abaddon or Apollyon who UNLEASHED the LOCUSTS or Muses for Bible students
name and nature are in harmony; you see he is a musical god [mousikou]. For in
the first place, purification and purgations used in medicine and in
soothsaying, and fumigations with medicinal and magic drugs iatr-ikos , Ion. iētr- , ē, on, ,
THE MARK OF ABADDON OR APOLLYON:
Milton Jones Sermon Review Pro Musical Worship
One based on No
Dispensational Distinction. This is refuted by
Campbell, John Locke, John Knox,
Martin Luther, John Calvin and Justin Martyr. To that we can add the
Old Testament prophets, Jesus, Paul and the collective host of church
1. mousi^kos , ē, on, Dor. mōsikos
II. of persons, skilled in music, musical, X.l.c., etc.; poiētikoi kai m. andres Pl.Lg.802b; kuknos kai alla zōa m. Id.R.620a; peri aulous -ōtatoi Ath.4.176e; lyric poet, opp. epic, Pl.Phdr.243a (but opp. melopoios, Phld.Mus.p.96 K.); m., hoi, professional musicians, OGI383.162 (Commagene, i B. C.), PFlor.74.6 (ii A. D.); mousikos kai melōn poētēs SIG662.6 (Delos, ii B. C.).
III. of things, elegant, delicate, brōmata Diox.1; hēdion ouden, oude -ōteron Philem.23; harmonious, fitting,
2. mantikos Paul warned against the Mad Women of Corinth
I. Of or for a soothsayer or his art, prophetic, oracular, Trag.
2. hē mantikē tekhnē, manteia, the faculty of divination, prophecy, Soph.; so, hē mantikē alone, Hdt., Plat.
II. of persons, like a prophet, oracular, Plat.:adv. -kōs, Ar.
2. tekhnē m.
faculty of divination, prophecy
, etc.; more freq. hē mantikē
; hē . . m. hē tou daimoniou
, of Socrates, Pl.Ap.40a
: in Poets without Art., A.Pr.484
; also in Pl.
, mantikēn Apollōn anēuren
; m. entheos
, cf. Th.5.103
4. iatr-ikos , Ion. iētr- , ē, on, , 3.
of drugs, efficacious, pharmaka Hp.Ep.16 (Sup.). to, tax for maintenance of doctor,
Revelation 18:21 And a mighty angel took up a
stone like a great millstone, and cast it into the sea, saying, Thus
with violence shall that great city Babylon be thrown down, and shall be
found no more at all.
pharma^kon [v. sub fin.], to, 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' emēnen Ar.Th.561; toiauta ekhō ph. such charms have I, Hdt.3.85, cf. Apoc.9.21.
[v. ad fin.], ho
A one sacrificed or executed as an atonement or purification for others, scapegoat, Hippon.5
, al., Ar.Ra.733
(troch.), Ister 33
; and, since criminals were reserved for this fate, a general name of reproach, Ar.Eq.1405
, Call. in Diēgēseis ii 29
, D. 25.80
. [a_ Hippon.
, a^ Ar.Eq.
l.c.; on the accent v. Hdn.
Revelation 18:22 And the voice of harpers, and musicians, and of pipers, and trumpeters,
shall be heard no more at all in thee; and no craftsman, of whatsoever
craft he be, shall be found any more in thee; and the sound of a
millstone shall be heard no more at all in thee;
Revelation 18:23 And the light of a candle shall shine no more at all in thee; and
the voice of the bridegroom and of the bride shall be heard no more at
all in thee: for thy merchants were the great men of the earth; for by
thy sorceries [pharmakeia] were all nations deceived.
Revelation 18:24 And in her was found the blood of prophets, and of saints, and of all that were slain upon the earth
Christ said that the Wind, String and Percussion instruments MARKS God driving His enemies into Hell.
Now, John says that the speakers, singers, instrument players as sorcerers will fulfill that prophetic type.
Revelation 21:8 But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable,
and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all
liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and
brimstone: which is the second death.
Revelation 22:15 For without are dogs, and sorcerers, and whoremongers, and murderers, and idolaters, and whosoever loveth and maketh a lie.
have found no historical
scholar outside of the liberal-tainted 19th century who agrees that
Old Testament ceremonial ritualism can be added to Christian worship
without also resting on the animal sacrifices to which music was
exclusively attached to warn any godly person that they would be executed if they were not OUTSIDE the gates.
order to ignore
commands of Paul about
music it is convenient to riducule commands, examples and
inferences as God's way of communicating His will
for our lives. This riducles all of history's scholars and assumes a
the need to impose
instrumental music in worship it is not uncommon to claim that
Restoration Movement theology gets its authority from John Locke
rather than from Jesus. Or that Alexander and Thomas Campbell somehow
slipped into southern, red-necked mentality to invent this method of
determining God's will.
it is difficult for
this writer to think of any other way to express my will to my
children than the generally-recognized methods unless you have a
direct connection to God. For instance,
command our child to do
something they might
assume the "doctor of the law" pose and try to find a legal way to
get around it.
we example refusing to accept a
social drink our child absorbs
it like a sponge even though we have said nothing.
we say "I would not do that"
they will infer
that perhaps they should not either.
power corrupts, our
"think sos" become a direct revelation from God and our "claiming so"
exerts that authority on others. In the end, the error in the
Enoch for which God will come with ten thousand of his saints to
execute judgment is
a way to corrupt the Word and the people so that they will not be
able to evaluate anything beyond "sound bytes" put to the tune of
pagan or contemporary replacements for the Word of God. If one
professes to be Post-Modern then getting rid of the Bible as the
product of Jesus' assignment for His time is a reasonable
to reject commands,
examples and inferences is often accompanied with the claim of some
connection with God in
which one learns His will in some mysterious way. Experiencing God by Henry T. Blackaby
and Claude V. King
infuses such notions among those needing power.
such is the
power of earthly
pleasures, that, to
retain the opportunity of still partaking of them,
knowledge into playing
part. To both things,
perhaps, some among you are allured by the views of the
heathens who in this matter are
wont to press us
with arguments, such as these:
exquisite enjoyments of ear and
eye we have in things
not in the least opposed to religion in the mind
and conscience; and
That surely no offence is
offered to God, in any human enjoyment, by any of our pleasures,
which it is not sinful to partake of in its own time and place, with
all due honour and reverence secured to Him.
But this is
precisely what we are ready to prove: That these things are not
consistent with true religion and true obedience to the
God. Tertullian De Spectaculis
only true worship in a
physical sense is to "fall on your face" in the awareness of the
greatness of God. And you cannot fall on your face when you are
confronting a holy God trying to "move the worshipers into His
presence" with authentia which is the sexual
authority absolutely outlawed by
God because authentia is "both erotic and murderous."
even under the Law, in
a spiritual sense was "giving heed to God and His Word." We worship
whatever or whomever we "give attention to." If feminine and
effeminate performers present themselves as the Willow Creek "image
of what a Christian should look like" then we are practicing "the
idolatry of talent." We are FORCING people to give heed to the
performers and their words. This is another violation of Paul's
direct command to give heed to Christ's Word or Spirit power.
rejection of God's only
avenues of communicating authority is as hostile to the Spirit of
Christ as any "heretical" view we could invent. Therefore,
I profess with
the loudest voice and clearest exposition every part of the truth of
precisely that little point which the world and the devil are at the
moment attacking, then I am not confessing Christ, however boldly I
may be professing Him. Where the battle rages, there the loyalty of
the soldier is proved; and to be steady on all battlefields besides
is merely flight and disgrace if he flinches at that point." Martin
stated: "Single acts of tyranny may be ascribed to the
accidental opinion of a day;
but a series of
oppressions, begun at a
distinguished period and pursued unalterably through every change of
ministers, too plainly prove a deliberate, systematical plan of
to the Sacrificial System as Christian "acts of worship."
my servant, whom I chose
guard my flock, to crush my foes,
raised him to the Jewish throne,
but a shadow of my Son."
Isaac Watts Psalm 89
in Ecclesiasticus 48:
the prophet Elijah
arose like a fire,
and his word
burned like a torch.
2. He brought a famine
upon them, and by his zeal he made them
few in number.
By the word of the Lord he shut up the
heavens, and also three
times brought down fire.
How glorious you were, O Elijah, in
your wondrous deeds! And who has the right to boast which you
You who raised a corpse from death and from
by the word of
the Most High;
who brought kings down to destruction,
from their beds;
rebuke at Sinai and judgments of vengeance
8. who anointed kings to
and prophets to
O Israel, thou hast destroyed
thyself; but in me is
thine help. Hosea 13:9
will be thy
where is any
other that may save thee in all thy cities? and thy judges of whom
thou saidst, Give me a king and princes? Hosea 13:10
gave thee a
king in mine anger, and took him away in my wrath. Hosea
the "king set over us"
is a dominant, Post-Modern preacher then God has appointed him to
inflict retribution because you believed his childish belief in the
Post Modern (Post-Biblical) children's gibberish.
thought is in view throughout all these references, including II
Peter 3:3 and Jude 18. Mockers, in the Word of God, are
those who "belittle,"
"ridicule," "scorn," "make light of" both the living Word and the written Word.
and Peter allude to the
Book of Enoch and comparable documents. These show that mixed-sex
choirs, instrumental music and eye and other sense appeal was
introduced by Satan to take the worship away from God and direct it
ignoring of the Word in
order to introduce human forms of worship define one as a liar and
Satanic because Jesus defined the Devil based on the fact that
speaks on his
also defined the
Pharisees in the same term and identified all of the Jewish leaders
as sons of their lying father the Devil for committing the same
will come with ten thousand of His saints for
just these people.
are many Psalms which ask
God to crush my
but the weapons of
Christian warfare are not carnal or lifeless instruments.
second effort to
transfer authority from Christ to a secular society passes Judgment
upon Alexander Campbell and others for rejecting playing of loud
have found no historical
scholar outside of the liberal-tainted 19th century scholarship who
agrees that Old Testament ceremonial ritualism can be added to
our faith on the
animal sacrifices to
which music was exclusively attached in a worship sense. This has
historically included rejecting instrumental music.
6 makes this the
to the need to
Campbell in order to
personally replace them as authority, both taught principles which
would increase religious
toleration by limiting,
in the collective assembly representing many opinions, only those
"acts" for which there is a direct command. This was not to be
exclusive but to be inclusive by
not doing things not necessary for salvation which would deliberately
offend those who did not have the votes to force their will.
Alexander Campbell went further than most by teaching that
examples which seem
approved in the Bible also be allowed. Even further toward toleration
was to allow "necessary inferences." For instance, the
command for the Lord's Supper
does not need a direct command to get in out of the rain so we infer
that we can meet in a building without changing the nature of the
Supper. Nor would we offend anyone.
participants did not add things such as instrumental music to their
existing practices -- rejected
Protestants and even Catholics at least intellectually -- because
there was no command, example or even inference that Christ or Paul
or anyone had ever hinted that it would be productive. Furthermore,
it would be sectarian because it would automatically "include" in a
fraternal sense those who agreed, and it would "exclude" those who
could not add music to the historical practice. It also answered to
being sectarianism because those who added music had a vested
financial interest in increasing attendance (See Vine's definition of
sect and heresy). Locke
Letter of Toleration
when the individual believer becomes Post Modern. A gravestone in
Rome reads: 'I didn't exist, then I existed, then I died. I don't
it the truth? for
THE DISTINCTION BETWEEN
DOCTRINE AND LIFE
doctrine and life
should be distinguished as sharply as possible.
Doctrine belongs to God, not to
us; and we are
called only as its ministers.
give up or change
even one dot of it
therefore when it
comes to this, there is nothing that the Sacramentarians can demand
from us that we are not willing and obliged to undertake, condone,
and tolerate (LW 27:37).
a straight face, yet,
people will tell you that music has been the universal rule and to
oppose the forced introduction into Christian worship is legalism and
of us who
protest against this revolution in Presbyterian worship are by some
pitied, by others ridiculed, and by others still
denounced as fanatics.
we are, we share
the company of an innumerable host of fanatics extending from the day
of Pentecost to tile
of the nineteenth
refuse not to be classed, although
consciously unworthy of the
honor, with apostles, martyrs and reformers. But neither were they
mad, nor are we. We "speak
the words of
truth and soberness." Mindful of the apostolic injunction, "Prove all
things," we submit arguments derived from Scripture, from the
formularies of our church and from the consensus of Christ's people, and
respectfully invoke for them
the attention of our brethren. George Girardeau,
of Sermon, Milton
Jones, Northwest Church of Christ, Seattle, Washington.
visitor taped this sermon and
because the preacher outlawed taping it it is not clear enough to
transcribe directly. However, Milton Jones makes the common
proof-text apology which we wil review:
gather that Alexander Campbell is
represented as the first person in the history of the world to have
taught that there is a dispensational difference between the Law of
Moses (added because of transgression, and that transgression being
musical idolatry at Mount Sinai) which also betrayed The Book of The Covenant of God in Christ to Abraham and restated..
his uniqueness was to
declare the fact to theologians who often "saw godliness as a means
of financial gain." Furthermore, Campbell argues that Calvinists need
to preach the law in order to radically panic the prospects into some
emotional experience which could be translated as conversion and a
sign of God's acceptance. This dissociation -- an integral part of
the new marketing schemes -- terminated the process and therefore
baptism was placed under the "New Covenant" as an optional act. That
is, people were saved under law and baptized under grace. In
"believer's baptism" one actually "becomes" Christ or Christ comes as
in the "mass" and dies again for the personal salvation of the
I grasp from
the words and their tone is that the audience is to see this new,
unique but presumptious wall between law and grace as so radical that
no "modern" person could possibly agree with them. Connect this with
the theme of "breaking down the walls" to any and every system of
religion and you see why dispensational distinction stands as an
obstacle to ceremonial worship with music.
Grace, like Word, is God's gift to mankind to REMOVE the laded burdens and burden laders. "Burdens" in Greek and Hebrew were the arousal songs with instruments used to ENCHANT or perform sorcery on people.
Titus 2:11 For the grace
Titus 2:12 Teaching us that,
hath appeared to all men,
denying meaning to contradict, reject, refute
ungodliness means irreverent,
impious: that will get you burned
Heb 12. Zoe "calls down the fires."
and worldly lusts, "A longing for that which is
FORBIDDEN." Don't ring a bell?
live soberly, Sound mind: music deranges
righteously, innocent giving NO offense.
or reverent without which you get burned.
in this present world;
Charis (g5485) khar'-ece; from 5463;
graciousness (as gratifying), of manner or act
(abstr. or concr.;
lit., fig. or spiritual; espec.
divine influence upon the heart, and its reflection in the life;
And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his
the glory as of the only begotten
of the Father,)
grace and truth. John 1:14
John 1:16 And of his fulness have all we received, and grace for
John 1:17 For the law was given by Moses,
but grace and truth came by
many of Campbell's
contemporaries believed that they could pick parts of the legalistic,
ceremonial "like the nations" worship under the Monarchy, the problem
with this approach is that Campbell and all of his Reformed and
Baptist friends had always rejected instrumental music based on the
"Regulative Principle" that -- out of respect for God and mankind --
"where the Bible speaks, we speak but where the Bible is silent we
are silent." Many Presbyterians and Baptists are still faithful to
that rejection of instruments.
fully understood that to
restore the music was to trust in that part of the Law which governed
Israel after they rejected God and lived like the Canaanites in their
long before Locke or
Campbell we hear: "In essentials, unity, in doubtful matters,
liberty; in all things charity." - Pope John XXIII, Ad Petri
Cathedram and popularly attributed to Augustine
Second, the Campbells, and
American Restoration Movement, is charged with being disciples of
Locke rather than the
disciples of Christ.
This, of course, denies that they were true-blue scholars and
question Locke's Christianity.
John Mark Hicks in defining the Hermeneutics of the Stone-Campbell
First, the false claim that the Churches of Christ and the Christian Churches were ever united or held a SINGLE doctrine in common when Jones etal claim that the groups UNITED in 1832. We will debunk that under John Mark Hicks false document review.
Second, without having read John Locke who gave HIM both religious and civil lliberty, Jones and Hicksmake the false claim that the Campbells taught that they could use their OWN rationalistic, distorted mind to DETERMINE THE WILL OF GOD. That is false: God, Jesus, the writers and all humanoid history teaches that people WRITE documents knowing that readers can read BLACK text on BROWN paper. The Disciples on the other
Anyone who read
understands that the SNAKE in Revelation was called a Musical
Enchanter(ess). Christ in the prophets identifies the King of Tyre as a LUCIFER type and "She is called a singing and harp playing prostitute in the graden of Eden.
that Locke was some kind of rationalistic creature who operated from
his God-given mind rather than listening to the voice of the Spirit.
Locke was not fond of the Calvinistic demand for supernatural signs
and this may explain why those who distort Calvin don't like
the audience (nor do
most of those camp-following lectureship guys whose "buzz code" is
"down with John Locke.") know little about Locke it is easy to
minimize one who stands at the top of the heap intellectually and
tolerance when it was
dangerous to do so. Both Locke and Campbell taught that if you don't
rely only on direct commands it is not
possible to function as a united local body. And that is a
self-evident fact of life.
freedom which we enjoy as
citizens under the Constitution of the United States and as
free-to-choose worshipers of God depends heavily upon the work of
a result of his
work, Campbell's approach would promote religious toleration in a
polluted ocean of tribal warfare among too many clergy chasing too
Third, besides questioning
the motives and
spirituality of those who oppose music in the modern sectarian movement, the motive
seems to be to
aggrandize the period of the Monarchy or the Kingdom where God
granted Israel a human
to replace Him so
that they could worship
sentence at Mount Sinai because of musical "play."
would not allow, but
totally prohibit, women or younger men from being "musical
overseerers." If we need a "law" to answer to Paul's absolute
prohibition of "non-sedantary" women in the assembly, this is
"proof text" shows
that the preacher does not share any understanding of the difference
between the covenant of
offered at Sinai
and the Book of the
given to govern a
people who turned back to the musical worship of their
is a problem when a Psalm
is used as "proof-text" or legal
authority to add instruments even if we never see David as a
theatrical performer in ceremonial legalism or "church worship." We
do see him playing himself
into a naked
dance with the slave girls. The word "play" of David is identical to
the Mount Sinai experience and Condemned by Paul to the Corinthians.
The word "halal" means that he "made himself vile" and bragged that
the slave followers would hold him in honor.
does he share any
understanding with the audience that some of these instruments were
not allowed in the temple
(never congregational) and
were not allowed on
the seventh day sabbath which was to "be kept holy."
thou turn away
thy foot from the sabbath, from doing thy pleasure on my holy day;
and call the sabbath a delight, the holy of the Lord, honourable; and
shalt honour him, not doing thine own ways, nor finding thine own
pleasure, nor speaking thine own
words: Isaiah 58:13
we use Psalm 150 as proof
text for modern instrumental music what will we do with Psalm 149
praises of God be in their mouth, and a twoedged sword in their hand;
execute vengeance upon the heathen, and punishments upon the
"sang to the Gentiles"
with his feed on their necks as he shed the blood OF the Gentiles.
However, Christ shed His blood FOR the gentiles and when He sings we
church "fathers" understood
these either as written
by a vengeful God or
must be interpreted in a spiritual sense as Christ "playing" on
our heart as we teach His
Words (Col 3) or Spirit (Eph 5) to one another.
Fourth, with the destruction
"dispensational distinctions" the legalistic Levitical
become the authority for many modern musical worship teams to replace
the elders. These teams are now allowable if it can be proven to the
audience that songs are to be sung using mechanical instruments with
Psalm 150 as the "proof-text."
broken down between the
sacrificial system and the Christian dispensation it is just as
reasonable to replace the communion table with sacrificial bodies
offered up with musical noise. Paul would associate them with the
shaven heads of the pagan
prophetesses (1 Cor
instrumentalist "noise makers" played panic "music" during the
sacrifices but this was not "worship."
the wilderness, the Levites
stood between the people and the Tabernacle to prevent them from
"coming boldly into the presence of God."
fact is that the Levitical
musicians were later
nations temple services
when Israel fired God and got their "own assignment" from the pagans around
them. This put the temple,
animal sacrificial and the Levitical musicians under the control of
the king and the commanders of the army. This also meant that
the literal songs, weapons and
instruments were to punish anyone who ventured into the temple rituals
or who did not
fall down during animal sacrifices.
the priests was committed
the charge of the sanctuary and the altar,
while the Levites were to take
care of everything else about the tabernacle. The Levites were to
attend the priests as
bestowed on them as
"gifts" to aid in the service of the tabernacle--
while the high and dignified
office of the priesthood was a
"service of gift."
"A stranger," that is, one, neither a priest nor a
Levite, who should intrude into any departments of the
sacred office, should
incur the penalty of
The "musical noise makers"
served in the court
which represents the world: they never entered the holy place
(church) nor certainly the Most Holy Place where one worshiper at a
time goes boldly before the throne of grace. A "musician" who
attempted to follow the priest into either place (church or spirit)
would be run through with a sword: any theatrical performers who
attempts to do it today has been run through with the Sword of the
Therefore, to adopt a
Monarchy pattern is to
adopt "worship like the nations" and to deny the work of Christ Who
permits us all to come boldly before the throne of grace. Anyone who
pretends to bring you into God's presence has been hatched in
is also a fact that most
complex harmony "panics" the enemy into "flight, fight or sex" before
the induced morphine-like drug produces the "high" which can be
peddled as a "spiritual" feeling.
Fifth, because many might not
buy the "no
dispensational distinction" argument, the word psallo is dredged up when no
one understanding the Bible,
the classical writers, church history or that no informed by scholars
ever attempted to wrestle
Paul's words until
challenged about the forceful introduction of instrument.
Psallo is rooted in the word SOP: never in recorded history does psallo have any MUSICAL MELODY content. If you pluck a bow string it TWANGS and you send forth a SINGING arrow: if you pluck a HARP strings "with your fingers
and NEVER with a plectrum (guitar pick) they you make it sing.
However, Psallo in the Bible never means more that smite or sing.
it is difficult
to understand the string of logic connecting Locke to Campbell to the
Greek word "psallo." Rather than the Bible, an obscure but real-life
"parasite" called Lucian of Samosata is used as
proof that psallo demanded
the use of instruments well past the time of Paul.
impossible to pipe
[aulein] without a pipe or to strum
[psallein] without a lyre or to ride without a
horse' (Parasite 17)
doesn't work either
because Lucian of Samosata needed patrons out of the intellectual and
ruling classes and therefore used the Attic Greek he had learned in his
native land from the Classical
writers. That is, his use of "psallo" dates perhaps 400 years before
the time of Paul. Furthermore, he always associated this music with
pagan or secular rituals dominated by performing women. His writings help
explain the Marzeah held by Israel and
condemned by Amos.
the Oracle Monger, Lucian shows how to
construct a seeker
form of religion with women a primary attraction.
addition, external "melody"
has its foundation in twanging arrows, plucking hair or abrading the
enemy to death with "playing instruments and making a joyful noise
before the Lord" which was the Israelite battle cry. Twanging a
literal arrow makes the string twang and the arrow sing on its way to
your heart: when you hear the twang of a bowstring, therefore, you
panic because you know that the arrow is making its "melody" in your
heart. See the
background to twanging arrows. A similar word defines
the SOP Jesus hand abraded as
a sign to Judas that He was the prophesied agent of Psalm 41 who
would try to triumph over Jesus with the musical warriors of the
it is pretty hard to
a pipe without a
I can buy that.
However, if this is supposed to prove that it is impossible to psallo
without a lyre then:
demands that every singer have their own lyre or harp.
would exclude theatrical performance for the "audience." .
but history, including
Lucian, never treats "divine" musicians much better than when
Jesus insinuated that the Jews
were seeking John because he might be "soft"
and Jesus because He might sing
chorus of Dionysus
while they played the pipe:
Pseudo-Apollodorus notes of the word strum
"The infants were
exposed, but a neatherd found and reared them, and he called the one
Zethus and the other Amphion.
Now Zethus paid
attention to cattle-breeding,
minstrelsy, for Hermes had given him a lyre
two brothers are said to
have quarrelled, the robust
blaming Amphion for
his passionate addiction to music and
urging him to abandon it for
what he deemed the more
manly pursuits of
agriculture, cattle-breeding and war.
discussion between the two
the one advocating
the practical life and
the other the contemplative or
artistic, seems to have been famous. The gentle Amphion yielded to
these exhortations so far as to cease to strum
is illustrated by a fine
relief in which we see Amphion standing and holding out his
lyre eagerly for the
admiration of his
sits regarding it
with an air of smiling disdain
repeats the well-known
story of Cain and Able. Cain's descendant, Jubal, was the musical
performer. And the story of Genun
shows that Satan always leads the musical performers.
Hermes was the
was the father of musical instruments, the bow twanging
melodious arrows, of
liars and of thieves. Because "cows" in the book of Enoch represents
people, Hermes represents the Satanic agents who can "walk backward"
and hide the cattle he stole from the senior god, Apollo.
Apollo is Abbadon or Apollyon or
Satan or the beast
(Zoe type) who formed an early Seeker Center at Delphi as a theater
for "holy entertainment."
you cannot blame
Locke, or Alexander Campbell or those who insinuated instruments into
even non-musical churches by rhetorical force.
as late as 1878 that:
do not think
anyone has ever claimed
authority from Scriptures to use
the organ in worship.
They only claim it is not condemned. It is used as an assister in
worship...Prayer, praise, thanksgiving and making melody in the heart
(mind) unto the Lord are acts of worship ordained of God, but no
authority do we find for the organ."
Sixth, the Lucian
the use of instruments. Therefore, Arndt and Gingrich are used as the
modern authority for the allowance of instruments in some, but not
all, of the New Testament usages. We have some notes on
of the Lexicons note that Lucian used a pre Koine Greek
real division over the
forced introduction of musical instruments happened after Locke, Campbell or
though some of the
churches had adopted an Old Testament structure to their
organization, Alexander Campbell noted that:
"The argument drawn
from the Psalms in favor
of instrumental music,
is exceedingly apposite to the Roman
Catholic, English Protestant, and Scotch Presbyterian churches, and even to
the Methodist communities. (Catholic
scholarship still rejects the
authority of musical instruments)
proves that the base of
the Restoration Movement was consistent with 2,000 years rejection of
instrumental or mechanical devices as "the works of human hands" to
worship a Spirit God. Therefore, those who add instruments are the
MUSICAL SECTARIANS. They know beforehand and with a high hand "sow
discord among the brethren" and the claim to being Post Modern
includes the right to lie, cheat and steal. Bill Clinton: "I know
that I lied but the Republicans made me do it."
were those saying that they could "not abide the election of a
Republican President." In which event they
would destroy the Union. "And then, you say, the great
crime of having destroyed it will be upon us!
cool. A highwayman
holds a pistol to my ear, and mutters through his teeth, "Stand and
deliver, or I shall kill you, and then you
will be a
Lincoln, Frost, Vol. 1, p. 274
his primary argument
was made against worship directed to the body or
nature and to the
to those who
no real devotion or
spirituality in them,
and whose animal nature flags under the oppression of church service,
I think with Mr. G., that instrumental music would be not only a
desideratum, but an essential prerequisite to fire up their souls
to even animal devotion.
to all spiritually-minded Christians, such aids would be as a cow
bell in a concert.
it is simply wrong
to hang the sectarian music issue around the necks of these Godly and
scholarly men who are probably chuckling in their graves over the
second incarnation of the psalm argument.
ends the major points
expressing my opinion to interested parties about the first half of
the sermon trying to justify the introduction of instruments into a
Christian "worship in spirit and in truth." And, indeed, most of
these old scholars would see the self-promotion of performance
worship as neither Biblical, rational nor quite as entertaining as
all artists believe. This is not "rationalism" but rational which is
another word for "spiritual" because God gave us a mind to understand
Him and not an antenna to suck truth out of the air.
Seventh. It is easy to get into
growth" fad but Paul said that the order is "plant and water and let
God give the increase." When there is a deliberate sense of panic to
escape the hard work the crowd- or hype-induced new marketing schemes
seem so attractive.
don't forget that of
those whom Paul called the "many" and prophecy calls the "multitite"
there will always be witting or unwitting efforts to add ritual to
take away the key to knowledge.
the Post-Modern sense the
question is asked:
difficulty discerning or receiving this "new
revelation"? Then you have been interpreting your Bible in the
with Scripture, studying diligently to account for every jot and
tittle and being careful to rightly divide the Word of truth.
If this describes you, then you
belong to the "Old
which will not enter in to "possess
the land" in the Latter Rain
You may even be a member of a denominational
church, with its
dogmatic confession of faith and statement of doctrine.
will be relics of the past in the
"Postdenominational Church." Paul Cain advises
that you "dump all that carnal
stuff" (doctrine) and listen to what the "spirit" is saying to the
churches through the Latter Rain Prophets and
Apostles, who are
dispensing many "new, sacred truths."
Details on Blackaby and your incarnation as
what Preachers trying to destroy the Word believe.
many of the "uniquely
American" churches "testing the spirits" is between relying on the
inspired Word which has stood the test of time or rely on those who
believe that you should rely on them for faith and practice.
following added verbage
should be considered resources to decide whether you want to trust
Jesus and His word which produces unity or the opinions of men who
almost always do not understand or who misuse the historical
article on the
Great Awakening we document the very legalistic nature
of the charismatic recapitulation one had to experience to
effectively save themselves by bringing Christ to them literally and
personally to die for them. In the modern Baptist scheme, which never
died in some of the Restoration Movement, God personally picks the
person for salvation and in a quieter Presbyterian system makes that
known. However, to repudiate Calvinism at Cane Ridge, men like Barton
W. Stone still needed some supernatural "exercises" to prove that one
could work themselves through the legalistic phase of law and then
receive the Atonement. Because these experiences rarely happen in any
system, you just have to manufacture them.
looking at all of the
signs and results, saw this as Satanic and therefore denied that a
Christian has to go through the Law and effectively redeem themselve.
Then and now music was a powerful machine to "move the worshipers
into the presence of God."
to the Quoted
have added the factual
information which you can read for yourself to show that:
The Law of Moses was added because of Transgression: Instrumental Idolatry
scholars agree that the New Covenant dispensed with national legalistic
rituals of all kind.
They also agree that
authority comes -- like all possible authority -- through commands,
approved examples and inferences.
Lucian did not authorize
instruments by using a Post-Paul definition of the Greek word for
melody: psallo. His Greek was perhaps 400 years older than
Only in an after the fact
effort to soothe the division caused by adding instruments has psallo
ever been used to justify their use.
the artistics "amphions"
of the world are sowing discord by devoting too much attention to
their own theatrical performance wouldn't it be wonderful if instead
of tackling men like Locke and Campbell the "audience" could have the
huge body of information "unchained from the pulpit." While they are
creating "body worship" we believe that:
holds out his lyre
eagerly for the admiration of his athletic brother, they sit regarding it
with an air of
you know that the Judas bag
was for "holding the mouth pieces of wind instruments"? But,
according to Psalm 41, Judas would not triumph over (blow the trumpet
and rejoice) over Jesus. Look and see
how the Judas goats try to triumph over us.
cannot find God by
themselves. Therefore Locke said that God revealed His Word through
Jesus Christ, and that this revelation is reasonable to the common
mind. He never taught that Christianity can be found by human
reasoning. Nor did he advocate using direct commands to regulate the
affairs of others but to create the broadest area of
Against the American Restoration Movement Founders?
of racism against those who refuse to worship with
instruments, the charge of Locke contamination flows out of those who
opposed the Campbell's rejection of ceremonial legalism such as
musical worship. Of course they hated Locke for many reasons. They
didn't like him or Campbell because both opposed professionalizing
the clergy. They didn't like either because they opposed authority
which reached outside of the local congregation.
Robert Richardson wrote
in a letter to Isaac Errett:
Locke with which Bro. Campbell's mind was deeply imbued in youth has
itself with almost all
great points in the reformation and has been all the whole like an
iceberg in the way - chilling the heart and benumbing the hands, and
impeding all progress in the right direction."
Richardson and the Post
Modern Sucked Dry of Scripture detested was that John Locke
understood that collective worship cannot take place if we violate
the commands of Paul to the Romans in chapter fourteen. Both the
Dionysiacs and Orphics both had in common was the use of instrumental
music to "make the spirit come" in a sexual sense. Paul issued
another "speaking rather than singing" commands in Romans 15 which