Patternism in Churches of Christ: A Template for Sin: Royce Ogle
Paul Separated the Disciples or the SECT of the WAY from the world. The WAY of Christ is
HODOS 3. method, system,Id.Sph.218d, Arist.APr.53a2, al.; “hodō” methodically, systematically, Method-os , hē, (meta, hodos)
II. pursuit of knowledge, investigation, Pl.Sph.218d, 235c, al.; m. poieisthai to pursue one's inquiry, ib.243d; “en tē prōtē m.” Arist.Pol.1289a26: hence, treatise, Dam.Pr.451.2. mode of prosecuting such inquiry, method, system, Pl.Phdr.270c, Arist.EN1129a6, Pol.1252a18, etc.; “hē dialektikē m.” Pl.R.533c,
It is of Biblical proportions that theologians or doctors of the law or just careless readers are MARKED by God as being self-condemned.
Richard Beck: As I’ve written about before, right now there are two streams in the Churches of Christ,
a sectarian stream
and an ecumenical stream.
Rirchard Beck speaks for ACU and most of the once-Christian Bible schools. Eve fell for the serpent or Musical Enchanter where SERPO speaks of a winding, twisted, crooked song intended to deceive. And vocal or instrumental rejoicing or rhetoric was outlawed for the Church of Christ (the Rock) in the wilderness. That does not prevent The ECUMENICAL on the payrole for Jesus from defining a SECTARIAN who will not take the mark of the beast: Therion in Revelation is defined as "a sudden, new style of music or Satyric drama." That is the gender slanted warning of Christ in Isaiah 3.
For disciples of the WORD:
A Church of Christ still a SCHOOL of Jesus through the Word or Regulative principle is Christ-Defined as SECTARIAN. Baptized disciples do not do "worship services" but belong to the SECT OF THE WAY: The Way is defined as synagogue or School: A Church of Christ is built upon or educated by the Prophets and Apostles.
While: ECUMENICAL defines the ANTI-Christian World View where Satan is the Kosmokrater.
A SECTARIAN is called, elected or invited OUT of the Ecumenical World and INTO the Church. They are defined as a Little Flock so tiny as not to be detected by sight, sound, motion or tithes and offerings.
While: The ECUMENICAL is almost the TOTAL world population: Jesus does not pray for the KOSMOS or ECUMENICAL world. And God HIDES from their wise or Sophists meaning speakers for hire, singers, instrument players, staff etal defined in the religionism of the ECUMENICAL such as the Jews as PARASITES.
Gary Holloway Ecumenical: In fact, our mission statement says World Convention exists "to provide a means of relating the global family to the whole Church of Jesus Christ." If that is true, then why does WorldConvention work to connect those in the Stone-Campbell Movement WORLD- wide?
First, [ecumenical] is biblical. “Ecumenical” is from the Greek word oikoumena, which is used 15 times in the New Testament for “the entire inhabited world.” The most interesting passage that relates to the modern meaning is Matthew 24:14: “And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come.”
It will be preached as a JUDGMENT and will not save those OF the World who are not OF TRUTH or the lost spirits God sent Jesus and anyone on the dole to go, seek and save FROM the Crooked or Viper Race.
Those slandering as patternists, legalistics of sectarian having rejected the WORD or LOGOS as the Regulative Principle might be sent strong delusions. That would be MARKED FOR AVOIDANCE by rhetoric, singing, playing, acting and fleecing the widows. Contrary to unity in diversity Paul said that elders should eject the cunning craftsmen or sophists who are rhetoricians, singers and instrument players. That is because the performers are LYING IN WAIT TO DECEIVE.
Jesus called the FEW OUT of the World or Oikoumena or Kosmos. The World is the kingdom of Satan and he still controls the kingdoms of the World. To keep His Disciples safe Jesus told us that the Kingdom is WITHIN us and we should NOT go out when any INSTITUTION calls us to join Satan's Wrold.
Oikoumen-2 (sc. gē), hē, A. inhabited region, v. oikeo A. 1 ; then the Greek world, opp. barbarian lands, The inhabited world, “hē philia perikhoreuei tēn oi.
III. mellousa [destined to] the world to come, i.e. the kingdom of Christ, Ep.Hebr.2.5.
perikhor-euo, A. dance round, [ekeise kai to deuro] E.Ph.316(lyr.); tinaLuc.DMar.15.3 ; “ton bomon” Id.Salt.24: metaph., “he philia p. tēn oikoumenen”Trinitarians like John Mark Hicks and Rubel Shelly insists that the Spirit OF Christ is a separate person or people. The trinity is imposed to honor the spirit-dove-female enseminater and they say that God NEEDS dance parters as WE need to embrace the WHOLE WORLD when Jesus doesn't even pray for it..
Dioik-eō “diōkēsamēn” keep house: hence, generally, control, manage, administer, manage after one's own will and pleasure, managing to make such iniquitous profits, act collusively with ton kosmon” Id.Phdr.246c;
kosmos , ho, A. order, kata kosmon in order, duly, shamefully, generally, of things, natural order, ornament, decoration, esp. of women, metaph., of ornaments of speech, such as epithets, to sing sweet songs of praise, world-order, universe, first in Pythagoras, of earth, as opp. heaven, 3. in later Gr., = oikoumenē, the known or inhabited world, 5. houtos ho k. this present world, i.e. earth, OPPOSITE. heaven, Ev.Jo.13.1; regarded as the kingdom of evil, ho arkhōn tou k. toutou ib.12.31.
Pind. O. 11 My tongue wants to foster such themes;  but it is by the gift of a god that a man flourishes with a skillful mind, as with anything else. For the present rest assured, Hagesidamus son of Archestratus: for the sake of your boxing victory,
I shall loudly sing a sweet song, an adornment for your garland of golden olive,
 while I honor the race of the Western Locrians.
There, Muses, join in the victory-song; I shall pledge my word to you that we will find there a race that does not repel the stranger, or is inexperienced in fine deeds, but one that is wise and WARLIKE too.Royce Ogle on Legalism A weapon and a musical instrument use the same word in both Hebrew and Greek. All musical messages is of people using mechanical and psychological means to force people to do their bidding. In Greek a musical instrument is defined as a machine for doing hard work mostly in making war and in creating the mental derangement all pagans used to make teaching error and fleecing widows easier.
John T. Willis 2. "Sing" is vocal; "make melody" is instrumental. Psalms 33:2-3; 144:9; 149:1, 3 make this crystal clear. Amos 5:23 further verifies this reality. People forget that God turned Israel over to worship the starry host because of musical idolatry at Mount Sinai. The Levites were under the KING and the COMMANDERS of the army: they made war and not worship. We will examine these passages in context.
See Danny Dodd and Royce Ogle on Legalism
Those imposing musical instruments build their faith on the Levites defined by the Scribes: Jesus defined them as hypocrites and Christ in the Ezekiel 33 example named speakers, singers and instrument players.
The first two reasons assert that under the Old Testament, God did not just allow instrumental music, He commanded and blessed it. Rick offered the following passages for these contentions: 2 Chronicles 5:13-14; 7:6; 29:25-26; Psalm 33:1- 3; 92:1-3; 150:1-6.
Never mind that the godly tribes were quarantined. No singer or player went INTO or NEAR a holy thing or place on the penalty of death. Some of these patterns are separated from the last by up to 300 years.
CHRIST IN THE PROPHETS WARNED ABOUT THE LYING PEN OF THE SCRIBES.
Stand in the gate of the Lords house [courts], and proclaim there this word,
and say, Hear the word of the Lord, all ye of Judah,
that enter in at these gates to worship the Lord. Jeremiah 7:2
Thus saith the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel,
Amend your ways and your doings,
and I will cause you to dwell in this place. Jeremiah 7:3
Trust ye not in lying words, saying,
The temple of the Lord, The temple of the Lord,
The temple of the Lord, are these. Jeremiah 7:4
Jer. 8:8 How do ye say, We are wise, and the law of the LORD is WITH US?
LO, CERTAINLY IN VAIN MADE HE IT;
THE PEN OF THE SCRIBES IS in vain.
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
Cyril of Alexandria, Commentary on John,
That the Pharisees puffed up unto strange boasting,
were wont to pretend that the Divine Word was with them and in them,
and therefore foolishly affirmed that they had advanced to marvellous wisdom,
the Spirit Itself will testify,
since Christ says by the Prophet Jeremiah unto them,
How do ye say, WE are wise, and the word of the Lord is with us?
For nought to the scribes became their lying pen;
the wise men were ashamed, were dismayed and taken;
what wisdom is in them? because they rejected the word of the Lord.
For how are they not taken rejecting the Living and Hypostatic Word of God,
receiving not the faith to Him-ward,
but dishonouring the Impress of God the Father,
and refusing to behold His most true Form (so to say)
through His God-befitting Authority and Power?
THE PROPHECIES BY CHRIST WERE FULFILLED BY JESUS CHRIST: JESUS AND PETER MAKES THE APOSTLES AND PROPHETS THE ONLY TRUTH.
John 6:44 No man can come to me,
except the Father which hath sent me draw him:
and I will raise him up at the last day.
John 6:45 It is WRITTEN IN THE PROPHETS
And they shall be all taught of God.
Every man therefore that hath heard,
and hath learned of the Father, cometh unto me.
2Pet. 3:2 That ye may be mindful of the words
which were spoken before by the HOLY PROPHETS
and of the commandment of us the APOSTLES of the Lord and Saviour:
IT WAS THE SPIRIT OF CHRIST WHO SPOKE THROUGH THE PROPHETS AND NOT LYING SCRIBES whom He called hypocrites by naming speakers, singers and instrument players in Ezekiel 33.
1Pet. 1:10 Of which salvation the PROPHETS have inquired and searched diligently,
who prophesied of the grace that should come unto you:
1Pet. 1:11 Searching what, or what manner of time
the Spirit of Christ which was in them did signify,
when it testified beforehand the sufferings of Christ,
and the glory that should follow.
God did NOT speak through the lying pen of the Scribes who recorded the Monarchy which God had NOT commanded.
Heb. 1:1 God, who at sundry times and in divers manners
spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets,
Heb. 1:2 Hath in these last days spoken unto us BY HIS SON
whom he hath appointed heir of all things,
by whom also he made the worlds;
Heb. 1:3 Who being the brightness of his glory,
and the express image of his person,
and upholding all things by the WORD of his power,
when he had by himself purged our sins,
sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high
THOSE WHO DELIBERATELY SOW DISCORD BY QUOTING THE LYING PEN OF THE SCRIBES (hypocrites: speakers, singers, instrument players) are defined by the Spirit:
Jer. 23:16 Thus saith the LORD of hosts,
Hearken not unto the words of the prophets that prophesy unto you:
they make you vain: they speak a vision of their own heart,
and not out of the mouth of the LORD.
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 of God and using your own words is:
Blasphēm-eō , pf. A. “beblasphēmēka” D.18.10:—speak profanely of sacred things, “eis theous” Pl.R.381e; offer rash prayers,
1. Because Christ as Spirit spoke ONLY through the prophets.
2. Those who use use the pattern of the Lying Pen of the Scribes, in fact despise and ignore the SPIRIT message.
3. Christ in Jeremiah defines that as blasphemy
Hebrew: H5006 nâ’ats naw-ats' A primitive root; to scorn; abhor, (give occasion to) blaspheme, contemn, despise, flourish, X great, provoke.
Jay Guin The Holy Spirit and Revolutionary Grace. As far as I can determine Nashville Bible School or LU under H. Leo Boles invented the fatal heresy (defined as anti-christ by John) that the godhead is made up of three separated "people" able to hold communion with one another. Of course this communion is well defined by Jesus where the Father (within) supplied Spirit (breat) and the Son IS the articulated Word. No classical trinitarian ever thought that the Spirit OF Christ was another "people." John Mark Hicks etal still keeps up the heresy which is way outside of the field of scholarship.The Old Wineskin was the worshipers of Zeus and Dionysus as the abomination of desolation. These men were gay troubadors.
Jesus said that the NEW JUICE would not fit in the prevailing religion of the Scribes and Pharisees whom Jesus identified as hypocrites and named rhetoricians, singers and instrument players in Ezekiel 33.
Plato, Symposium: the CROOKED RACE: Then, said Eryximachus, as you are all agreed that drinking is to be voluntary, and that there is to be no compulsion,
I move, in the next place, that the flute-girl, who has just made her appearance,
be told to go away and play to herself, or, if she likes, to the women who are within.
Aulousan It was the fashion at convivia to provide pipers, dancers, jesters, jugglers et hoc genus omne to amuse the guests. Cp. Xen. Symp. II. 1, Rep. 373 A klinai te...kai hetairai kai pemmata (with Adam's note); Ar. Ach. 1090 ff.; also Protag
Xenophon, symposium 9.Then, to start proceedings, in came Ariadne, apparelled as a bride, and took her seat in the chair. Dionysus being still invisible, there was heard the Bacchic music played on a flute [auleō] , . Then it was that the assemblage was filled with admiration of the dancing master. For as soon as Ariadne heard the strain, her action was such that every one might have perceived her joy at the sound; and although she did not go to meet Dionysus, nor even rise, yet it was clear that she kept her composure with difficulty.....7] At last, the banqueters, seeing them in each other's embrace and obviously leaving for the bridal couch, those who were unwedded swore that they would take to themselves wives, and those who were already married mounted horse and rode off to their wives that they might enjoy them.
Aristophanes, crowds are surging under the market porticos, encumbered with wheat that is being measured, wine-skins, oar-leathers, garlic, olives, onions in nets; everywhere are chaplets, sprats, flute-girls, black eyes; in the arsenal bolts are being noisily driven home, sweeps are being made and fitted with leathers; we hear nothing but the sound of whistles, of flutes and fifes to encourage the work-folk. That is what you assuredly would have done, and would not Telephus have done the same? So I come to my general conclusion; we have no common sense.
[347c] But if he does not mind, let us talk no more of poems and verses, but consider the points on which I questioned you at first, Protagoras, and on which I should be glad to reach, with your help, a conclusion. For it seems to me that arguing about poetry is comparable to the wine-parties of common market-folk. These people, owing to their inability to carry on a familiar conversation over their wine by means of their own voices and discussions--
Plato Protagoras [347d] such is their lack of education--put a premium on flute-girls by hiring the extraneous voice of the flute at a high price, and carry on their intercourse by means of its utterance. But where the party consists of thorough gentlemen who have had a proper education, you will see neither ClassPlatoSymposium.htmlnor dancing-girls nor harp-girls, but only the company contenting themselves with their own conversation, and none of these fooleries and frolics--each speaking and listening decently in his turn,
When people stand in the pulpit and say that "a spirit" told him he was going to have to preach about and impose the GOAT BURNING sound (exorcise) which Christ in the totally-missed Prophets said was NOT commanded. So, some kind of spirit probably sent strong delusions because Lying Wonders specificially points to theatrical forms of worship ceremon.
UPDATED 4.29.10 See take on Jay Guin Beware the Pattern where I have added some notes about strong delusions and lying wonders.
Not even civil society tolerated what "worship" centers love:I did a quick study of Titus 1 today concerning the selecting of Elders: it is clear that any Greek-literate kid on Crete would understand that no elder would be selected who was a rhetorician, singer or instrument player. By knowing the Greek patternism we can understand why this is absolutely the fact in ALL of Paul's writings where he defines the EKKLESIA or SYNAGOGUE as exclusive of any of the hypocritic arts and crafts.
Plat. Laws 936c There shall be no beggar in our State; and if anyone attempts to beg, and to collect a livelihood by ceaseless [making Poieo meter, hymns] prayers, the market-stewards shall expel him from the market, and the Board of city-stewards from the city, and from any other district he shall be driven across the border by the country-stewards, to the end that the land may be wholly purged of such a creature. If a slave, male or female, do any injury to another man's goods,
Plato Republic 3 True, he said.
And therefore when any one of these pantomimic gentlemen, who are so clever that they can imitate anything, comes to us, and makes a proposal to exhibit himself and his poetry,
we will fall down and worship him as a sweet and holy and wonderful being;
but we must also inform him that in our State such as he are not permitted to exist;
the law will not allow them.
And so when we have anointed him with myrrh, and set a garland of wool upon his head, we shall send him away to another city. For we mean to employ for our souls' health the rougher and severer poet or story-teller, who will imitate the style of the virtuous only, and will follow those models which we prescribed at first when we began the education of our soldiers.
Patternism in Churches of Christ: A Template for Sin
by Royce Ogle
March - April, 2010
Royce Ogle: Today I did a Google search for this term, “What is the Church of Christ pattern?” The search returned 905,000 hits. In most every case, the churches and individuals that came up in my sampling insist that the New Testament provides a pattern for worship which must be followed.
Interestingly, I could not find many who stated what the pattern is. Those in my sample who did define it included components different from each other. The problem with patternism is the “pattern.” Wouldn’t it make sense that it would be relatively easy to find? I am well aware of many of the proof texts but I must ask, “Is everyone reading the same Bible?”
This is what you get when you look to patternists and ANTI-patternists who have made a profession ouf of lying about all of the Bible and recorded history. Why do they do that? In the strong delusion sense they may have no choice: I believe Rick Atchley when he stopped a sermon and said that "a spirit" told him that he was going to have to confess his 12 year hidden agenda to impose instruments because he was a "born-ed Christian Churcher" in disguise.
The pattern was defined inclusively and exclusively for the Qahal, synagogue or Church of Christ in the wilderness. That pattern was continued by the Restoration vision which defined:
Church as A School of Christ
Worship is reading and musing the Word of God.
The "pattern" concept is puffed full because others resist their effort to force others to lament and dance when they pipe.
No agreement as to definitionAgreement is not as important than the fact that from Clay Tablets, some 3,000 years old when Moses was born, the Bible, The later Bible-contemparenous literature of Babylon, Syria, Greece, Canaan, Egypt and Greece, all church fathers and all founders of denominations--going further all people who are able to read BLACK text on BROWN paper know that the MUSIC thingy which is THE purpose driven ANTI-patternists goal (as prophesied) is ALWAYS sourced from Satan (sure by Christ in the Prophets), is associated with warfare, religous exorcism (at Jerusalem), with prostitutes (at the temple) and Sodomites (at the temple). Church fathers and even Plato mark the GENDER BLEED and the Zoe Group had to call in an expert to convince all of the gender bleeds that the Platonic Fallacy is false. Well, it was till in fact in Revelation 17-18 which Royce disputes but will not let the proof be told. When the preachers LIE and break out the singy-clappy boylings as "musical worship teams" claiming to lead you into the presence of God which means "Standing in the Holy Place (as type) claiming to be the MEDIATOR which is the role of Jesus Christ THE one and only Holy Spirit."
Since the Pie Chart is 100% proof or the mark of Satan and the effeminate (Sophia-Zoe) trying to defeat the masculine (Jehovah-Logos), and no one able to read the Bible can deny it, the sudden rise of MUSIC in many or most religious groups is EXACTLY the prophecy of a sudden rise of DEMONISM. After all, Paul in Romans 10 and 1 Corinthians 10 did identify the musical idolatry at Mount Sinai as demonism and the MARK of being beyond redemption.
Royce Ogle: One Church of Christ insists that the five acts of worship (singing, praying, preaching, giving, and the Lord’s Supper) are the pattern. That church will quote verses that support those five things. Another Church of Christ adds baptism for the remission of sins and singing a cappella only as items in the pattern of “the one true church.” Still another adds to the pattern a requirement that only the King James Version of the Bible be used in public readings. The width and breadth of the supposed pattern is limited only by the number of people who define it.
The instrumentalists ADD pieces to the pattern including instrumental music.
If that is an evil patternism then we should demand that the ANTI-patternists give up PREACHING and GIVING. Assuredly there is no command, example, inference or early church history that what we call "preaching" was even permitted. One of the early splits was over a rhetorician who found that he could collect a bigger crowd and be highly paid if he told amusing "bible stories." This, as everyone knew, was contrary to the practice of reading the text in a regular order, explaining any doctrinal content and comforting one another with Scripture.
1Tim. 4:10 For therefore we both labour and suffer reproach, because we trust in the living God,If these are evil PATTERNISM then in the interest of truth let one of they give up the LAW OF GIVING.
who is the Saviour of all men, specially of those that believe.
That is the absolute patternism for anyone who performs the role of evangelism which is not "sermonizing."
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,
bearing his reproach.
The Camp was the barracks and Agora or marketplace of an army. The Agora sold "virgins," singing, speaking, playing instruments and meat. The Agora was where Jesus consigned the pipers, singers and dancers.
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.And God supplies the FRUIT (Isaiah 57) which is the free water of the Word (Isaiah 55) and we are therefore commanded not to seek our own pleasure or even speak our own words (Isaiah 58)1Tim. 4:11 These things command and teach.
1Tim. 4:12 Let no man despise thy youth;
but be thou an example of the believers, [Tupos: a pattern to be imitated]
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. 4:14 Neglect not the gift that is in thee,
which was given thee by prophecy, with the laying on of the hands of the presbytery.
1Tim. 4:15 Meditate upon these things; [meleta is not melos]
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.
In fact, there is no pattern of giving and especially to support the preacher who does not follow the direct command pattern throughout the Bible.Royce Ogle: What about those earliest Christians who, for perhaps two generations, got along quite well before many of the patternists’ proof texts were written, and certainly before they were widely distributed? Were those early believers not able to worship God acceptably?
The pattern was defined by Christ in the prophets to EXCLUDE what Royce wants to ADD as pieces to the pattern:
Isaiah 1 and Jeremiah has Christ denying the patternist authority for instruments from the burnt offering of Goats.
Isaiah 50 prophesied that the clergy would musically mock Jesus of Nazareth.
So, if we can mark musical worship as an attack on Jesus we can CUT OUT pieces of the pattern which was the goal of John Calvin's attempt to "Restore the Church of Christ."
Isaiah 55 outlaws spending our money for what is not food: Christ has supplied all of the "water of the Word."
This also validates Jesus statement that "My WORDS are Spirit" John 6:63. That should disqualify those who have "a" spirit tell them to lie to God and about God.
Isaiah 58 defines the future REST (Pauo) both inclusively and exclusively. He specificially outlaws seeking our own pleasure or speaking our own words. That would silence preachers who preach about themselves and other than the Word as well as song composers, clergy singers and players of instruments.
Timothy was wise unto salvation because he knew the prophets where Christ laid out the church in great detail: it followed the pattern of the Qahal, synagogue or Church of Christ in the wilderness. The only thing that was changed was the focus on the Prophets and prophets made more certain after the CROOKED RACE was shut down, as well as the Lord's Supper which was an act of evangelism or showing forth the death of Christ.
This pattern was ordained in the wilderness AFTER the rich and famous fell into musical idolatry at Mount Sinai and God turned primarily the Civil-Military-Priestly classes (newly imposed) over to worship the starry host. The synagogue or Church of Christ at that time was:
INCLUSIVE of Rest (From the religionists), Reading and Rehearsing the Word of God. Even today, anyone who knows that the church is an ekklesia or synagogue or SCHOOL for DISCIPLE would know that:
EXCLUSIVE of vocal or instrumental rejoicing. This was reserved for making war, celebrating peace or to send sure signals for movements. Any nit wit who made musical noise on the CHURCH day would probably have been Nadabed and Abihued as they presumed as Levites to COME NEAR any holy thing.
See what all of the Anti-Patternist Patternists missed by learning how to preachercate rather than learning the Bible
The Synagogue inclusive and exclusive which never changed at any time.
Instrumental rejoicing was excluded ONLY for the ANTI CENI "lawless" because any reverent person would NEVER
hulcinate making noise when God comes to teach us. Missed Hebrews, too?
Heb. 12:18 For ye are not come unto the mount that might be touched, and that burned with fire,Christ adds us to HIS church when we are baptized. Those who are justified by faith have THEIR spirits made perfect. That is, they are given A holy spirit. That is A good conscience which gives us A good conscience which makes us enabled to be a Disciple of Christ. The PATTERNISM in the Great Commission was to teach what He had tought. Peter makes that the prophets by the Spirit of Christ and the prophecies made more perfect by Jesus Christ. Peter and the eye-and ear witnesses left a WRITTEN MEMORY so whatever they heard as eye and ear witnesses was MADE AVAILABLE beginning at Pentecost. Scribes recorded every event, made copies and sold them. These people
nor unto blackness, and darkness, and tempest,
Heb. 12:19 And the sound of a trumpet, and the voice of words;
which voice they that heard intreated that the word should not be spoken to them any more:
Heb. 12:20 (For they could not endure that which was commanded,
And if so much as a beast touch the mountain, it shall be stoned, or thrust through with a dart:
Heb. 12:21 And so terrible was the sight, that Moses said, I exceedingly fear and quake:)
Heb. 12:22 But ye are come unto mount Sion,
and unto the city of the living God,
the heavenly Jerusalem, and to an innumerable company of angels,
Heb. 12:23 To the general assembly and church of the firstborn, [Church of Christ]
which are written in heaven, and to God the Judge of all,
and to the spirits of just men made perfect,
Heb. 12:24 And to Jesus the mediator of the new covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling,I say that any of the ANTI-patternists who say that "a spirit" told him to lie to god and about God and steal the church house of widows TRULY DID HEAR an audible voice (in the words of Rubel shelly) and it is called a strong delusion.
that speaketh better things than that of Abel.
Heb. 12:25 See that ye refuse not him that speaketh.
For if they escaped not who refused him that spake on earth,
much more shall not we escape,
if we turn away from him that speaketh from heaven:
That is enough of a CENI PATTERNISM that YOU have no right to add one jot or ttttle to the written Word or to the SPOKEN Word which was never SUNG tunefully.
Heb. 12:26 Whose voice then shook the earth: but now he hath promised, saying,Here is why the Nadab and Abihu makes NO SENSE to men in fact committing the same sin. The "patternism" for the instrumental sect is the Levites. Notice that the curse and prophecy was pronounced upon Levie by Jacob:
Yet once more I shake not the earth only, but also heaven.
Heb. 12:27 And this word, Yet once more,
signifieth the removing of those things that are shaken, as of things that are made,
that those things which cannot be shaken may remain.
Heb. 12:28 Wherefore we receiving a kingdom
which cannot be moved,
let us have grace,
whereby we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear:
Heb. 12:29 For our God is a consuming fire.
Gen. 49:5 Simeon and Levi are brethren;
instruments of cruelty are in their habitations.
Gen. 49:6 O my soul,
come not thou into their secret; unto their assembly,
mine honour, be not thou united:
for in their anger they slew a man, and in their selfwill they digged down a wall.
Gen. 49:7 Cursed be their anger, for it was fierce; and their wrath, for it was cruel:
I will divide them in Jacob, and scatter them in Israel.
Even in Genesis, Christ in Spirit would preserve h4744.Miqra.gif of Abraham to carry on the only spiritual covenant:
Gen. 49:10 The sceptre shall not depart from Judah,
nor a lawgiver from between his feet, until Shiloh come;
and unto him shall the gathering [obedience] of the people be.
Gen. 49:11 Binding his foal unto the vine, and his ass’s colt unto the choice vine;
he washed his garments in wine, and his clothes in the blood of grapes:
BECAUSE OF THE FALL FROM GRACE BECAUSE OF MUSICAL IDOLATRY AT MOUNT SINAI THE CURSE WAS CARRIED OUT. The patriarchs were no longer tribal leaders:Num 18:2 And thy brethren also of the tribe of Levi, the tribe of thy father, bring thou with thee,Royce Ogle defends Rick Atchley who uses the LEVITES as his PATTERNISM to bring singers and instruments INTO the holy places as typified by the Holy Place which contained only the seven lamps of spiritual knowledge, the bread of fellowship and our praise (hymns) at the incense altar looking into the Most Holy Place. Any Levite who came NEAR any holy thing much less INTO the Holy Place claiming to be GOD'S COMMANDMENT is the exact fulfillment of prophecy. Why would any of the ANTI-patternists patternists defend them unless they too were beyond redemption. You know the SOUNDS of God repaying His enemies and driving them INTO '"hell" is the wind, string and percussion instruments Lucifer brought with her/him into the garden of Eden.
that they may be joined unto thee, and minister unto thee:
but thou and thy sons with thee shall minister
BEFORE the tabernacle of witness. [never IN]
H8334 sharath shaw-rath' A primitive root; to attend as a menial or worshipper;Num 18:3 And they shall keep thy charge, and the charge of all the tabernacle:
figuratively to contribute to:---minister (unto), (do) serve (-ant, -ice, -itor), wait on.
only they shall NOT come nigh the vessels of the sanctuary and the altar,
that neither they, nor ye also, die.
Num 18:4 And they shall be joined unto thee,
and keep the charge of the tabernacle of the congregation,
for all the service of the tabernacle: [hard bondage]
and a stranger shall not come nigh unto you.
Num 18:5 And ye shall keep the charge of the sanctuary, and the charge of the altar:
that there be no wrath any more upon the children of Israel.
Isaiah 30 which proves FOR WHOM Hell was prepared and THE MARKS of it happening as we write.
In Revelation 18 John identifies the popular preachers (craftsmen), singers and instrument players SORCERERS.
Paul in Philippians 3 warned that we should worship IN THE SPIRIT and not IN THE FLESH because the DOGS would be howling their old style Cynic praise songs "seeking whom they might devour."
And agreeing with Christ in Isaiah 30 (since Christ the Spirit is inspiring John)
> Thus saith the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel;
Put your burnt offerings unto your sacrifices, and eat flesh. Jeremiah 7:21
Hear the word of the Lord, ye rulers of Sodom; give ear unto the law of our God, ye people of Gomorrah. Isaiah 1:10
To what purpose is the multitude of your sacrifices unto me? saith the Lord:
I am full of the burnt offerings of rams, and the fat of fed beasts;
and I delight not in the blood of bullocks, or of lambs, or of he goats. Isaiah 1:11
When ye come to appear before me,
who hath required this at your hand, to tread my courts? Isaiah 1:12
Bring no more vain oblations;
incense is an abomination unto me; the new moons and sabbaths,
the calling of assemblies, I cannot away with;
it is iniquity, even the solemn meeting. Isaiah 1:13
Ramac (g7429) raw-mas'; a prim. root; to tread upon (as a potter, in walking or abusively: - oppressor, stamp upon, trample (under feet), tread (down, upon).
But exclude the outer court; do not measure it, because it has been given to the Gentiles. They will trample on the holy city for 42 months. Re.11:2
Pateo (g3961) pat-eh'-o; from a der. prob. of 3817 (mean. a "path"); to trample (lit. or fig.): - tread (down, under foot).
Paio (g3817) pah'-yo; a prim. verb; to hit (as if by a single blow and less violently than 5180); spec. to sting (as a scorpion): - smite, strike.
They blindfolded him and demanded, "Prophesy! Who hit you?" Lu.22:64
Your new moons and your appointed feasts my soul hateth: they are a trouble unto me; I am weary to bear them. Isaiah 1:14
And when ye spread forth your hands, I will hide mine eyes from you: yea, when ye make many prayers, I will not hear: your hands are full of blood. Isaiah 1:15Isaiah 1:16 Wash you, make you clean;
put away the evil of your doings from before mine eyes; cease to do evil;
Isaiah 1:17 Learn to do well; seek judgment, relieve the oppressed,
judge the fatherless, plead for the widow.
Isaiah 1:18 Come now, and let us reason together, saith the Lord:
though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow;
though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.
Hos 8:11 Because Ephraim hath made many altars to sin,
altars shall be unto him to sin.
Hos 8:12 I have written to him the great things of my law,
but they were counted as a strange thing.
Hos 8:13 They sacrifice flesh for the sacrifices of mine offerings, and eat it;
but the Lord accepteth them not;
now will he remember their iniquity,
and visit their sins: they shall return to Egypt.
Hos 8:14 For Israel hath forgotten his Maker, and buildeth temples; and
Judah hath multiplied fenced cities:
but I will send a fire upon his cities,
and it shall devour the palaces thereof.
I hate, I despise your feast days, and I will not smell in your solemn assemblies. Amos 5:21
Though ye offer me burnt offerings and your meat offerings, I will not accept them: neither will I regard the peace offerings of your fat beasts. Amos 5:22
Take thou away from me the noise of thy songs; for I will not hear the melody of thy viols. Amos 5:23
But let judgment run down as waters, and righteousness as a mighty stream Amos 5:24
Was it just a bad mental attitude?
> 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
God hath not said, thou shalt not sing and play instruments and pretend that you are worshiping Me.
> 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
Rev. 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
Rev. 22:15 For without are dogs, and sorcerers, and whoremongers, and murderers, and idolaters,
and whosoever loveth and maketh a lie.
Royce Ogle: When patternism becomes sinThe title of this article is rather strong indictment. Tell me I’m wrong! At least one book has been written, plus scores of articles in periodicals and on blogs,
condemning North Richland Hills Church of Christ in Texas,
for its decision to include instrumental music in one of many Sunday services.
Rick Atchley had a 12 year agenda to RESTRUCTURE this church into a defacto Christian church: He was a "birthed" member of the Christian Church. The first heresy was adding a "Musical Worship Team" which split the church. After that, Rick planned to fire the deacons which was as violent as firing elders because they the same mandate to TEACH as the MINISTERS. This sowed massive discord but after recovery, Rick preached about instruments but said they would never be added to the Sunday services "even till Jesus comes." When HE changed HIS mins and was challenged his response, I gather was "that was then and this is now." So, the boasted 6400 member congregation was "shaken out" to about 3500 with the lusted-for music and the same MONEY. Good deal: a Christian Church preacher with mostly retired members and a huge building said it didn't matter that they no longer attended because they sent in their checks.
Rick colluded with the NACC who feed him with all of the "white papers" which lied about all recorded evidence. Here is the first rationale Rick presented proving that HE intended to impose instruments even if he drove away all of those non-instrumentalists. Some evangelist? Because Rick was so slick the members were the LAST ones to know even though we had been warning them for years.
The next "boiling the frogs" movement was to fire the deacon and add MINISTERS (paid) and DEACONESSES. Of course, the effect was to shuffle off all that could be shuffled off. With a little help from Lynn Anderson he knew how to PUSH people to the edge without getting fired. Each time he pushed them to the edge and GOT HIS WAY, he backed up to let things cool down.
THERE WAS NO DEACONESSES IN THE CHURCH.
This created great discord and we are informed by an attending preacher that the Stepford Wives worked on wives to convince them that they owed more to the church than their family. Rick would later say that they might have to choose between instrumental music and their family: many did.
The Next Paper Reviewing Rick Atchley twisting of the Bible and in fact IMPOSING that which was imposed on Isreal as the WORSHIP OF THE STARRY HOST.
Rick Atchley Instrumental Music.
Royce Ogle: The attitude of those passing judgment is simple: Forget all the Christian service this church provides in its community, forget its faithfulness to preach Christ, to baptize believers and to live holy, loving lives. No Sir! These Christians went outside the supposed pattern and are damned because of it.
The Church of Christ as Ekklesia or Synagogue has ONE ROLE: it is clearly defined inclusively as A School of the Word of Christ. No community services or baptisms--teaching the music heresy--can ever atone for lying TO God and ABOUT God and all recorded literature. To his credit? He simply tagged along behind Max Lucado and being FACILITATED and HANDLED by agents of the NACC.
This was such a dastardly act that the public press saw it as an act of treachery. How is it that you can lie, cheat and steal the church houses and people radically HARMED in the area have no right to preach the truth. That is the old GUILT CLAUSE: "I know that I shot you in the heart but you created all of the disturbance by yelling and bleeding on my dancing slippers."
Royce Ogle:It is one thing to decided what is permissible individually or for my congregation, but when I apply that standard to every other Christian, and then teach that they will be lost if they do not comply, I am guilty of teaching “another gospel” and commit a grievous sin.
You are NOT Jesus Christ and you get NO CHOICE in deciding what is permissible meaning that you plan to sow discord.
I recently listed over 40 different issues about which some Churches of Christ have divided, refused to acknowledge each other as brothers, and condemned each other to hell-fire.
I strongly doubt this to be the truth. None of these personal views DETRACT from teaching the Word without the absolute destruction of music.
Royce Ogle and his friends have added something they knew would sow discord, would radically further the role of music to "make the lambs dumb before the slaughter" and promoted THEMSELVES far and wide as the patternism infiltrated by the NACC and promoted.
Mark 10:34 And they shall mock him,As prophesied the musicial crowd beat Jesus to the bone with the FLUTES.
Latin Illudo as a female: Applied as a term of reproach, effeminate men, eloquence, rhētor but with idea of contempt, caneret,”
A. Of men: “si absurde canat, of the crooked race, a reed pipe, a guitar, crowing of a hen tibiae, tubae, Gallus , i, m., = Gallos Strab., A. Galli , the priests of Cybele, on account of their emasculated condition) Gallic: “turma,” the troop of the priests of Isis, Ov. Am. 2, 13, 18. “resupinati cessantia tympana Galli,”
See Paul in Galatians connect the emasculated "troublers" to witchcraft.
Tac. Ann. 14.52 Of Nero: They further alleged against him that he claimed for himself alone the honours of eloquence, and composed poetry more assiduously, as soon as a passion for it had seized on Nero. "Openly inimical to the prince's amusements, he disparaged his ability in driving horses, and ridiculed his voice whenever he sang
Verg. A. 9.634
Of such loud insolence and words of shame
Ascanius brooked no more, but laid a shaft
athwart his bowstring, and with arms stretched wide
took aim, first offering suppliant vow to Jove:
The Father heard, and from a cloudless sky
thundered to leftward, while the deadly bow
resounded and the arrow's fearful song
hissed from the string; it struck unswervingly
the head of Remulus and clove its way
deep in the hollows of his brow. “Begone!
Proud mocker at the brave!
Prospaizō, prospaizousa tois ōmois komē playing over, II. c. acc., theous p. sing to the gods, sing in their praise or honour, Pl.Epin.980b: c. dupl. acc., humnon prosepaisamen . . ton . . Erōta sang a hymn in praise of Eros, Id.Phdr.265c. 2. banter , “tous rhētoras” Id.Mx.235c, cf. Euthd.285a; p. ton kuna, ton arkton, , humnon pr. ton ErōtMark 15:19 And they smote him on the head with a reed, and did spit upon him,
and bowing their knees worshipped him.
Luke 7:31 And the Lord said, Whereunto then shall I liken the men of this generation?Auleō ,, to be played on the flute, “ho Bakkheios rhuthmos ēuleito” X. Smp.9.3
and to what are they like?
Luke 7:32 They are like unto children sitting in the marketplace, and calling one to another, and saying,
We have piped unto you, and ye have not danced; we have mourned to you, and ye have not wept.
Hărundo M. A rod (for beating, punishing): “ac me iterum in cellam perduxit, et harundinem ab ostio rapuit iterumque mulcavit
But a musical instrument: a flute.
G. A flute (made of the kalamos aulētikos, Theophr. 4, 12): “Satyri reminiscitur alter, quem Tritoniaca Latoüs arundine victum affecit poena,” Ov. M. 6, 384.—
If you could find that all churches of Christ got drunk on wine at the Lord's Supper and got aroused with music and went to the back room for the LAST ACT of worship -- real or pseudo -- in the Wimber (aka New Wineskins) fashion and fleeced the flock THAT would not change one jot or tittle of the Word of God. That Word is given to PREACH by being READ as the sole patternism. Any simple simom who knows "what is a disciple" would understand the CENI patternism by just reading the Great Commission. Legalistic Patternists who are THE sectarians would whine "Jesus didn't say that Dorky Al cannot preach that Miriam--as a soothsayer--is our PATTERNISM fo a musical worship mistress. And He didn't but He cast out the musical minstrels "like dung" and identified the MEN of that generation as CHILDREN who PIPED trying to force others to "bow to Baal" and lament and dance the Dionysus shuffle.
Royce Ogle: In each case, one group insists the other violated “the pattern.” In each case, the folks condemning have concluded that what the other people are doing is “unauthorized,” which puts them in open rebellion against God and means they are lost.
This is what you call your low grade Red Herring: it doesn't matter WHAT any or all people do: God from the beginning associated religious music with SATAN and with those deliberately silencing the voice of Jesus. Instruments were outlawed by Christ in the Synagogue. Instruments were promised to be the way to MOCK Jesus right up to the Cross. Jesus Cast out the musical minstrels LIKE DUNG. Jesus said the MEN of that age were like CHILDREN (that perverted term) who piped demanding that others sing and dance. Who demands that others sing when they play? Royce and his band of false teachers and sowers of discord (God hates instruments in the temple and sowers of discord):
Jer 23:20 The anger of the Lord shall not return,
until he have executed,
and till he have performed the thoughts of his heart:
in the latter days ye shall consider it perfectly.
Jer 23:21 I have not sent these prophets,
yet they ran:
I have not spoken to them,
yet they prophesied.
Jer 23:22 But if they had stood in my counsel,
and had caused my people to hear my words,
then they should have turned them from their evil way,
and from the evil of their doings.
Jer 23:23 Am I a God at hand, saith the Lord, and not a God afar off?
Jer 23:24 Can any hide himself in secret places that I shall not see him? saith the Lord. Do not I fill heaven and earth? saith the Lord.
Jer 23:25 I have heard what the prophets said,
that prophesy lies in my name,
saying, I have dreamed, I have dreamed.
Jer 23:26 How long shall this be in the heart of the prophets that prophesy lies?
yea, they are prophets of the deceit of their own heart;
Which think to cause my people to forget my name by their dreams,
which they tell every man to his neighbour,
as their fathers have forgotten my name for Baal. Jer 23:27
The prophet that hath a dream,
let him tell a dream;
and he that hath my word,
let him speak my word faithfully.
What is the chaff to the wheat? saith the Lord. Jer 23:28
Is not my word like as a fire? saith the Lord;
and like a hammer that breaketh the rock in pieces? Jer 23:29
Therefore, behold, I am against the prophets, saith the Lord,
that steal my words every one from his neighbour. Jer 23:30
Behold, I am against the prophets, saith the Lord,
that use their tongues, and say, He saith. Jer 23:31
Jer 23:32 Behold, I am against them that prophesy false dreams, saith the Lord,
and do tell them, and cause my people to err by their lies, and by their lightness;
yet I sent them not, nor commanded them:
therefore they shall not profit this people at all, saith the Lord.
Jer 23:33 And when this people, or the prophet, or a priest, shall ask thee, saying,
What is the burden of the Lord? thou shalt then say unto them,
What burden? I will even forsake you, saith the Lord.
What is the BURDEN Jesus died to remove? some of these links have been changed on me: I will update.
Massa (h4853) mas-saw'; from 5375; a burden; spec. tribute, or (abstr.) porterage; fig. an utterance, chiefly a doom, especially singing; mental, desire: - burden, carry away, prophecy, they set, song, tribute.
Nasa (h5347) accept, advance, arise, (able to, [armour], suffer to) bear (-er, up), bring (forth), burn, carry (away
- Rom.15:1 WE then that are strong ought to bear the infirmities of the weak, and not to PLEASE ourselves.
- Aresko (g700) ar-es'-ko; prob. from 142 (through the idea of exciting emotion); to be agreeable (or by impl. to seek to be so): - please.
Areskô I. of pers. only, make good, make amends, spondas theois aresasthai make full drink-offerings to the gods, please, satisfy, be Lord and Master.
IV. areskei is used impers. to express the opinion or resolution of a public body, also of prevailing opinions; ta areskonta the dogmas of philosophers
please, satisfy, despozô 2. c. gen., to be lord or master of, h.Cer.365, Hdt.3.142 as law-term, to be the legal proprietor,
- Airo (h142) ah'ee-ro; a prim. verb; to lift; by impl. to take up or away; fig. to raise (the voice), keep in suspense (the mind); spec. to sail away (i.e. weigh anchor); by Heb. [comp. 5375] to expiate sin: - away with, bear (up), carry, lift up, loose, make to doubt, put away, remove, take (away, up).
The burden in Greek includes:Matt. 11:29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me;
for I am meek and lowly in heart:
and ye shall find rest unto your souls.
Matt. 11:30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.
5412. phortizo, for-tid´-zo; from 5414; to load up (properly, as a vessel or animal), i.e. (figuratively) to overburden with ceremony (or spiritual anxiety): lade, by heavy laden. Pphthalmon encumbering of the eyes.
- Phoros (g5411) for'-os; from 5342; a load (as borne,) i.e. (fig.) a tax (prop. an individ. assessment on persons or property; whereas 5056 is usually a gen. toll on goods or travel): - tribute.
Phort-izô auchena ph Aenigma SphingisAuchena the neck or throat metaphor to be high-spirited
hupsêlos II. metaph., high, lofty, stately, proud, thespesios
Thespesios A. divinely sounding, divinely sweet, aoidê Il.2.600 ;
Homer Iliad 2 where the Muses met Thamyris the Thracian and made an end of his singing, even as he was journeying from Oechalia, from the house of Eurytus the Oechalian: for he vaunted with boasting that he would conquer, were the Muses themselves to sing against him, the daughters of Zeus that beareth the aegis; but they in their wrath maimed him,  and took from him his wondrous song, and made him forget his minstrelsy;
(Agriônia). A festival celebrated chiefly at Orchomenus, in Boeotia, in honour of Dionysus, surnamed Agriônios, i. e. the wild. This festival was solemnized only by women and priests of Dionysus. It consisted of a kind of game, in which the women for a long time acted as if seeking Dionysus, and at last called out to one another that he had escaped to the Muses, and had concealed himself with them. After this they prepared a repast, and, having enjoyed it, amused themselves with solving riddles. This festival was remarkable for a feature which proves its great antiquity. Some virgins, who were descended from the Minyans, and who probably used to assemble around the temple on the occasion, fled, and were followed by the priest armed with a sword, who was allowed to kill the one whom he first caught. This sacrifice of a human being, though originally it must have formed a regular part of the festival, seems to have been avoided in later times. One instance, however, occurred in the days of Plutarch (Quaest. Graec. 38).Royce Ogle: When this happens, patternism becomes a template for sin! Those who design the template require everyone who claims to follow Jesus to fit their exact template or be lost. In Jesus’ day, the patternists were called Pharisees. Among some Churches of Christ today, they are called “elders” and “preachers,” but they are cut from the same cloth.
Euripides Phoenissae Jocasta: When my son had become a man, with tawny beard, either because he had guessed or learned it from another, he set out for the shrine of Phoebus [Apollo], wanting to know for certain who his parents were;... Now when the Sphinx was oppressing and ravaging our city, after my husband's death, my brother Creon proclaimed my marriage: that he would marry me to anyone who should guess the riddle of the crafty maiden [Mousa]. It happened somehow
that my son, Oedipus, guessed the Sphinx's song; [and so he became king of this land] and received the scepter of this land as his prize. He married his mother in ignorance, luckless wretch! nor did his mother know that she was sleeping with her son.Phort-izô Ev.Luc.11.46; perissêi dapanê ph. ta koina A massive burden
Crafty maiden Mousa sonnected with Dionusos, Aeido, Aoidao, Apollon, etc.
Anamelpo, raise a strain, harmonian, melos, praise in songe
Perissos A.beyond the regular number or size, prodigious, 2.out of the common, extraordinary, strange, II. more than sufficient, superfluous, 2. in bad sense, superfluous, useless, poetry,
Luke 11:44 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites!
for ye are as graves which appear not, and the men that walk over them are not aware of them.
Luke 11:45 Then answered one of the lawyers, and said unto him,
Master, thus saying thou reproachest us also.
Luke 11:46 And he said, Woe unto you also, ye lawyers!
for ye lade men with burdens grievous to be borne,
and ye yourselves touch not the burdens with one of your fingers. orgi-a , iôn, ta,
A. secret rites, secret worship, practised by the initiated, a post-Hom. word ; used of the worship of Demeter at Eleusis, h.Cer.273,476. Ar.Ra.386, Th.948 ; of the rites of the Cabeiri and Demeter Achaia, Hdt.2.51,5.61; of Orpheus, Id.2.81; of Eumolpus, App.Anth.1.318 ; of Cybele, E.Ba.78 (lyr.): most freq. of the rites of Dionysus, Hdt.2.81, E.Ba.34, al., Theoc.26.13.
II. generally, rites, sacrifices, SIG57.4 (Milet., v B. C.), A.Th.179 (lyr.), S.Tr.765, Ant.1013 ; orgia Mousôn Ar.Ra.356
Daphne of the Bachanalia also called Dionysia, in GrecoRoman religion, any of the several festivals of Bacchus (Dionysus), the wine god. They probably originated as rites of fertility gods. The most famous of the Greek Dionysia were in Attica and included the Little, or Rustic, Dionysia, characterized by simple, oldfashioned rites; the Lenaea, which included a festal procession and dramatic performances; the Anthesteria, essentially a drinking feast; the City, or Great, Dionysia, accompanied by dramatic performances in the theatre of Dionysus, which was the most famous of all; and the Oschophoria ("Carrying of the Grape Clusters").koina
4. in magical formulae, of words added at will by the user, 'and so forth', freq.in Pap., PMag.Osl.1.255, PMag.Par.1.273, al.; koina hosa theleis ib.2.53; ho k. logos PMag.Lond.46.435 ; cf. koinologia.
Ethelô or thelô, metaphor, parodies used in the synagogues.
3. in phrases expressive of meaning, to thelei sêmainein to Teras Hdt.1.78 ; to thelei to epos eipai Id.6.37 ; to thelei ta dôra legein Id.4.131 ; to epos touto ethelei legein hôs . . Id.2.13.Heredotus 4: CXXXI. After such a thing had happened several times, Darius was finally at a loss; and when they perceived this, the Scythian kings sent a herald to Darius with the gift of a bird, a mouse, a frog, and five arrows.  The Persians asked the bearer of these gifts what they meant; but he said that he had only been told to give the gifts and then leave at once; he told the Persians to figure out what the presents meant themselves, if they were smart enoughVII. of forbidden meats, common, profane, phagein k. kai akatharton Act.Ap.10.14 , cf. Ep.Rom.14.14; k. chersi esthiein Ev.Marc.7.2 .
Agor-euô ( [agora] ), impf. êgoreuon, speak in the assembly, harangue, tell a tale,III. with Preps., eis koinon in common, in public,
Xenophon, Anabasis 5.6.  Now Silanus, the soothsayer, answered me in respect to the main issue that the omens were favourable (for he knew well enough that I was not unacquainted with divination, from being always present at the sacrifices); but he said that there appeared in the omens a kind of fraud and plot against me, manifestly because he knew that he was himself plotting to traduce me before you. For he spread abroad the report that I was intending to do these things at once, without getting your consent.
 "And I, Seuthes, give you myself and these my comrades to be your faithful friends; and not one of them do I give against his will, but all are even more desirous than I of being your friends.
 And now they are here, asking you for nothing more, but rather putting themselves in your hands and willing to endure toil and danger on your behalf.
With them, if the gods so will, you will acquire great territory, recovering all that belonged to your fathers and gaining yet more, and you will acquire many horses, and many men and fair women; and these things you will not need to take as plunder, but my comrades of their own accord shall bring them before you as gifts."
 Up rose Seuthes, drained the horn with Xenophon, and joined him in sprinkling the last drops.8
After this there came in musicians blowing upon horns such as they use in giving signals, and playing upon trumpets of raw ox-hide not only measured notes, but music like that of a harp.
 anastas ho Seuthês sunexepie kai sunkateskedasato met' autou to keras. meta tauta eisêlthon kerasi te hoiois sêmainousin aulountes kai salpinxin ômoboeiais rhuthmous te kai hoion magadi salpizontes.  And Seuthes himself got up, raised a war-cry, and sprang aside very nimbly, as though avoiding a missile. There entered also a company of buffoons
kuôn II. as a word of reproach, freq. in Hom. of women, to denote shamelessness or audacity; applied by Helen to herself rhapsôidos k 3. of the Cynics, areskei toutois kunôn metamphiennusthai bion. Catamites.
Royce misses the point that he knows of no Church of Christ preacher who would deliberatley "infiltrate and divert" and lie about all of the Bible to FORCE people to either conform to or confirm that instruments are Biblical. Royce knows of no period since the NACC was invented in 1927 which has been free of people trying to IMPOSE instruments on other people.
Since one body can be at only one place at one time, most Chruches of Christ never think much about instrumentalsits or even discuss them UNTIL they make a frontal assualt to try to force people to affirm their folly. I think there is a huge guilt complex for having become the instrumental patternist sectarians and the only way they can gain any peace is to have eveyond JOIN them and bow when they pipe. The Book of Enoch and 3 dozen versions including Clay Tablets.
Almost all "instrumentalists" say that they can worship without instruments; NO ONE is excluded from any church of christ because of their belief about instruments. Of course, it follows the direct command of Paul in Romans 14 to EXCLUDE from doubtful disputations any views which arise otu of human opinion or preference. That then permits what Paul always calls a "synagogue" to function in Romans 15 without the sowing of discord created by playing instruments or any of what is identified as the HYPOCRITIC arts and crafts always PURPOSE DRIVEN to perform SORCERY.
ALL instrumentalists EXCLUDE everyone who does not want to go to "theater for performing arts" when from being Bible literate they KNOW that instruments are outlawed by DIRECT COMMAND for the Synagogue or church in the wilderness AND by common, minimal consideration for Jesus Who is our SOLE teacher when we teach what HE taught.
Royce Ogle: Yes, there is one “pattern” we should apply to our lives as believers. His name is Jesus.
Jesus came to SAVE mankind FROM the Jewish patternism of preachers as "priests" and Levite singers who were actively involved in infant burning from Egypt onward.
Jesus as the Christ of God came into the world to save people FROM the crooked generaton (race) which consisted of those OF the World or Cosmos. The facts of Jesus' death, burial and resurrection is called the "of first" in order of time or the PROTOS Gospel. That prototype is the TUPOS or Form of Doctrine: doctrine means teaching. A tupos is a PATTERN capable of being imitated. When we are baptized into Christ we obey that form and only then are we free from Sin.
We are saved from or OUT of the world (Cosmos) and our spirits are translated into a heavenly kingdom. In Acts, those who were saved by being baptized were added to the Church. Therefore, the kingdom is the Church and Jesus and everyone came preaching the gospel OF THE KINGDOM. The PURPOSE was that we be taught whatever Christ taught in the prophets and the prophecies made more perfect. By giving heed to that Word we are transformed into the image of Christ. Therefore, it MATERS what we do when we assemble. For the ANTI-patternists who are in a bear (bare) trap, the church as an assemby is called "synagogue" and there is only ONE piece to the pattern. That one piece is the CENI in the Great Commission and teach what Christ taught including the Lord's Supper is the only practice called "preaching."
Jesus went into the synagogue to READ the Word: the pattern is that He stood up to read the regularly schedule portion of Scripture and uncommonly decently SAT DOWN. Then, Jesus WENT OUT to preach. He didn't pass the plate, sing or sermonize out of His head. God is God and Royce is not: when God speaks it is assertive which means that you have no ability to IMPOSE something He has not commanded knowing that it will steal the church houses of widows, further silence the voice of the Victim and DISABLE teaching the Word as it has been taught.
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