No Prophecy of Scripture is of any
All have the right to read Scipture as it has been written: no clergy
has the right to further expound that which has been expounded by the
Spirit of Christ in the Prophets and as the Living Word inspiring the
Apostles. The role of the assembly is to REST (from ritual), READ and
DISCUSS the Word of God. Jesus paid it all can be interpreted
"Jesus paid it all" and He asks rhetorically "Why spend your money on
what is bread: the water of the Word is free of charge."
2 Peter 1
2 Peter 2 Instrumental Music is Corruption
2 Peter 3. End time Musical Mockers
See Father Son Holy Spirit Trinity
Augustine A Tretise on Faith and the Creed
Athenagoras - The
Theophilus who first used the Word Trias
The Gift of The Holy Spirit One
The Gift of The Holy Spirit Two
John Mark Hicks: Claiming Alexander Campbell was a Trinitarian.
Father Son Spirit Passages: there is ONE GOD and Jesus of Nazareth whom God made to be both Lord and Christ
Christ in Spirit spoke ONLY through the Prophets and Jesus
whom God made to be both Lord and Christ fulfilled the
prophecies. While all of the Bible is valuable for teaching and
training, the Church is built upon the foundation of the Prophets and
Apostles: Christ is the corner stone because He both defined the
Church, inclusively and exclusively for the Synagogue in the
Wilderness, He fulfilled the prophecies, He is Head of the Church and
He will judge all people by HIS WORD.
Luke 11:48 Truly ye bear witness that ye allow the deeds of your
for they indeed killed them,
ye build their sepulchres.
Luke 11:49 Therefore also said the WISDOM of God,
I will send them prophets and
and some of them they shall slay
Luke 11:50 That the blood of all the prophets,
which was shed from the
foundation of the world,
may be required of this
Luke 11:51 From the blood of Abel unto the blood of Zacharias,
which perished between the altar
and the temple:
verily I say unto you, It shall
be required of this generation.
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
John 6:45 It is written in the prophets,
And they shall be all taught of
Every man therefore that hath
and hath learned of the Father,
cometh unto me.
Ephesians 3:5 Which in other ages was not made known unto the sons of men,
as it is now revealed unto his holy apostles and prophets by the Spirit;
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
by whom also he made the worlds;
James 5:10 Take, my brethren, the prophets,
spoken in the name of the Lord,
for an example of suffering affliction,
and of patience.
1Peter 1:10 Of which salvation the prophets have enquired and searched diligently,
who prophesied of the grace that should come unto you:
1Peter 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.
1Peter 1:12 Unto whom it was revealed, that not unto themselves,
but unto us they did minister the things, which are now reported unto you
by them that have preached the gospel unto you with the Holy Ghost
sent down from heaven; which things the angels desire to look into.
God the One Father in heaven made Jesus of
Nazareth to be both Lord and Christ. When the father "breathed" on
Jesus as the Son (Word) it was articulated into audible words.
Jesus commanded that we teach that which HE commanded to be taught: if
they cannot understand that then it is a MARK that God hides himself
from the WISE (Sophists: preachers, singers, players, actors) and Jesus
will not PRAY for those of the WORLD:
John 17:9 I pray for them: I pray not for the world, but for them which thou hast given me; for they are thine.
WHO ARE THOSE "OF THE WORLD?"
John 17:15 I pray not that thou shouldest take them out of the world,
but that thou shouldest keep them from the evil.
2Corinthians 4:4 In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds
John 17:10 And all mine are thine, and thine are mine; and I am glorified in them.
of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ,
who is the image of God, should shine unto them.
John 17:11 And now I am no more in the world, but these are in the world, and I come to thee.
Holy Father, keep through thine own name those whom thou hast given me,
that they may be one, as we are.
John 17:12 While I was with them in the world, I kept them in thy name:
those that thou gavest me I have kept,
and none of them is lost, but the son of perdition;
that the scripture might be fulfilled.
John 17:13 And now come I to thee; and these things I speak in the world,
that they might have my joy fulfilled in themselves.
John 17:14 I have given them thy word; and the world hath hated them,
because they are not of the world, even as I am not of the world.
If it is not directly commanded by Christ in the prophets or the
apostles who record the prophecies made more perfect by Jesus of
Nazareth then it is OF THE WORLD: songs, sermons, dramas: Christ gives His Word FREE OF CHARGE OR CHANGE in Isaiah 58.
Isaiah 55:7 Let the wicked forsake his way,
Isaiah 58 forbids you to seek your own pleasure or speak your own words.
and the unrighteous man his thoughts:
and let him return unto the LORD,
and he will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon.
Isaiah 55:8 For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the LORD.
Isaiah 55:9 For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways,
and my thoughts than your thoughts.
Isaiah 55:10 For as the rain cometh down, and the snow from heaven, and
returneth not thither, but watereth the earth, and maketh it bring
forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower, and bread to the
Isaiah 55:11 So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it
shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I
please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.
Titus 2:11 For the grace of God that bringeth
salvation hath appeared to all men,
BECAUSE MAN'S PERFORMING ARTS: RHETORIC, SINGING, MUSIC MOCKS CHRIST.
Titus 2:12 Teaching us that,
denying ungodliness and WORLDY
we should live soberly,
in this present world;
, metaph., of ornaments of speech, such as epithets
; hadumelē k. keladein
to sing sweet songs of praise
Arist.Rh.1408a14 for instance “having gone and
having conversed with him,” or, “having gone, I conversed with him.”
Also the practice of Antimachus is useful, that of describing a thing
by the qualities it does not possess; thus, in speaking of the hill
Teumessus, [Note] he says,
There is a little windswept hill;
for in this way amplification may be carried on ad infinitum.
This method may be applied to things good and bad, in whichever way it
may be useful. Poets also make use of this in inventing words, as a
melody “without strings” or “without the lyre”; for they employ
epithets from negations, a course which is approved in proportional
metaphors, as for instance, to say that the sound of the trumpet is a
melody without the lyre.
, cf. Sapph.122
, etc.: poet. fem., “hēdumeleia surigx
Pind. N. 2 Acharnae has long been famous for fine men. And in everything that has
to do with contests, the sons of Timodemus are proclaimed the most
outstanding. Beside Parnassus,
ruling on high, they carried off four victories in the games, 
while the men of Corinth
have already given them eight garlands in the glades of noble Pelops;
in the Nemean contest of Zeus they have won seven times, and at home
their victories are countless. Citizens, praise Zeus in a victory
procession for Timodemus' glorious homecoming.  Begin with a
cat-call, whistle, hiss, as in theatres, Id.Lg.700c
; cf. “surizō
:—the last part of the nomos Puthikos
was called surigges
, prob. because it imitated the dying hisses of the serpent
mouthpiece of the aulos
of the cassia, Androm.
; cf. suriggis
Molp-ē , hē, (melpō)
Pind. O. 11
I shall loudly sing a sweet song, an
adornment for your garland of golden olive,
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,
 while I honor the race
of the Western Locrians.
There, Muses, join in the victory-song;
shall pledge my word to you that we will find there a race
not repel the stranger, or is inexperienced in fine deeds,
but one that
is wise and warlike too.
Kosmo-krator epith. of ouranos, Orph.H.4.3; “Zeus Mitras Hēlios k. Dam.Pr.131; hoi k. tou skotous toutou the cosmic rulers of this sinful world, Ep.Eph.6.12; “hoi k. hoi ta hupo selēnēn stoikheia dioikountes”
The Judas Bag is connected to the flute case.
glōssa III, komeō
a case for the mouthpiece of a pipe
: generally, a case, casket
, Ion. glassa
, al., SIG1002.7
(Milet.), Schwyzer 692
(Chios), Att. glōtta
, etc. 1.
in Music, rced
or tongue of a pipe
For our wrestling is not
against flesh and blood, but against the principalities, against the
powers, against the world's rulers of the darkness of this age, and
against the spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.
Paul does not restrict Bible reading and interpretation for "ordinary"
Christians who must defacto be Disciples by being baptized into Christ
and becoming students of what Christ inspired: this is limited to the
Prophets and Apostles to undersand the spiritual civillian thread. On
the other hand, the INSTITUTES such as the Israelite Monarchy was a
Civil-Military-Clergy sect whom Christ in Spirit identified as robbers
G3823 palē pal'-ay From πάλλω pallō (to vibrate; another form for G906 ); wrestling:—+ wrestle.
Pallô, poise, sway
a missile before it is
thrown, sway, brandish, she drove
it furiously, tripped on the shield-rim, quiver, leap, esp. in fear, II. Pass., swing,
dash oneself, Pi.N.5.21; vibrate,
of strings, Pl.Phd.94c (psalloito ap.
Stob.); leap, bound,
quiver, quake, phrena
deimati pallôn S.OT153 (lyr.); dash along, of horses, E.El.477
Private interpretation means "further expounding." If you do not want
to repudiate God in Christ as the WORD of God, your task is to read and
lear "that which is written" as a one-another Bible class. Do not
become slaves again.
2 Peter 1 major textual notes
Peter defines the written Scriptures as the sole resource
for the assembly, ekklesia or synagogue of Christ. Christ the
Rock ordained the Church of Christ in the wilderness: this was
inclusive of rest, reading and rehearsing or memorizing the Word of God
during the Wilderness Wandering. This would include all that they
needed to live a godly life and protect themselves from the powerful.
This was exclusive of vocal or instrumental rejoicing which was
reserved for sending signals, making war or celebrating victory.
In the Christian system the Church of Christ is freed from the
burden of the Law used by the lawless to enslave them in pagan religion
at the Temple.
The direct command of Jesus was to make disciples by baptizing them and
then teaching them what He had taught: this would include the godly
side of the story in the Prophets and by the Apostles who made were
inspired by Christ. All of the definitions of the church in the Bible
and early history notes that church was for Bible study and the Lord's
There are TWO THREADS running through the Old
Testament: the Civil
government of which King, Kingdom, Temple, animal sacrifices and the
Levitical musicians were abandoned to worship the starry host (Acts 7
etal). Jacob warned against ever attending any of the
assemblies of the tribe of Levi and we know that the word "Levites" is
a title connected to Dionysus or Bacchus worship in Egypt. That history
is recorded by the Scribes which Jesus rejects.
Jesus identified the Scribes and Pharisees as hypocrites by pointing to
mouth religion in Isaiah 29 and Ezekiel 33 where the hypocrites are
performance, professional speakers, singers and instrument players.
The Spiritual Thread was the written word delibered
by the Living Word
as the voice of Jehovah God. The SIRITUAL THREAD
by the prophets guided by the Spirit of Christ (1
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
sheh´-ker; from 8266; an untruth; by
implication, a sham
(often adverbial):—without a cause, deceit(-ful), false(-hood, -ly),
feignedly, liar, + lie, lying, vain (thing), wrongfully.
Jer. 8:9 The wise MEN
ARE ASHAMED, THEY ARE DISMAYED AND TAKEN: LO,
THEY HAVE REJECTED THE WORD OF THE LORD; and what wisdom is in them?
Jer. 8:4 Moreover thou
shalt say unto them, Thus saith the
they fall, and not arise? shall he turn away, and not
Jer. 8:5 Why then is this people of Jerusalem slidden back
fast deceit, they refuse to return.
Jer. 8:6 I hearkened and heard, but they spake not aright:
repented him of his wickedness, saying, What have I done?
turned to his course, as the horse rusheth into the battle.
Jer. 8:7 Yea, the stork in the heaven knoweth her appointed times;
the turtle and the crane and the swallow observe the time of their
people know not the judgment of the LORD.
Most of what we know as THE FAITH or the Christian
System is revealed by the prophets and was available to the spiritual
people who attended synagogue or church in the
wilderness. Paul said of Timothy:
2 Tim. 3:15 And that from a child thou hast known
the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto
salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.
His mother and grandmother read the Scriptures as recorded: just as the
president of the Synagogue taught them with preaching outlawed other
than translating and explaining difficult passages.
When Philip informed the Ethiopian eunuch about Jesus the Christ, the
eunuch wanted to be baptized: that is because his Isaiah preserved in
the Dead Sea Scrolls defines how Messiah will cleanse our old garments
and make them as white as snow. When Mark begins his accounts
tells us about John's role by quoting Isaiah.
Almost without exception the church as institute has shifted to the
preaching of sermons which by definition take bits and pieces of the
Scripture and interpret it into a lecture which they believe can make
the Word more powerful. One of the oldest defections was the
discovery that conducting synagogue or school of the Bible was not
wildly popular while you could attract the massed multitudes by telling
Bible stories and punching it up with jokes and tricks of
rhetoric: rhetoric is defined as a hypocritical art. There was no
"private interpretation" by further expanding into songs for the
assembly until the year 373: these were quite good summaries of the Old
THE USUAL VIEW DEMANDING AN INSTITUTIONAL OR
VIEW OF CHURCH IS PUBLIC
as the Roman Catholic
Church and the
Jehovah's Witnesses, claim that their denomination's hierarchy
must interpret scripture for
the individual believer. Followers
of these denominations often point to the disagreements
groups that don't claim
to have an infallible interpreter as evidence that individuals
need a hierarchy to
interpret scripture for
them. Recognizing such an authority supposedly would result in more
Catholic apologists often
cite the disunity among the churches within
evangelicalism, as well
as passages such as Acts 8:30-31 and 2 Peter 1:20, as evidence that
an infallible interpreter of scripture is needed. Supposedly,
Christians should let the hierarchy of the Roman Catholic
Church tell them
scripture actually teaches. Resource
But, outlawing private interpretation denies
that anyone has a role to play--for a price.
VIEW OF POSTMODERN
John York in the Jesus Proposal [p. 114] Our proposal to focus on Jesus
means that Scripture is NO LONGER a set of proof-texts or a collection
facts or God's rulebook for human
behavior. Scripture is
the unfolding story of God acting both to create and to re-create. It
is not an easy book to understand.
It was NEVER intended as a
document to [p. 115] be INDIVIDUALLY
correspondence course in salvation.
to the invention of the
printing press, access to the content of Scripture was oral. For
thousands of years it could only be heard and interpreted in the
context of community.
comment on Scripture,
but those comments were always
for the LARGER hearing
of the community.
after there was INDIVIDUAL
access did there become an opportunity for an individual, isolated
reading and interpretation that had no need or use for community.
as identity in Christ is always COMMUNITY
identity, our reading of Scripture becomes
a COMMUNITY READING as well.
we still have access to reading
as individuals, we stop asking, "What
does this mean to me?"--as
though there is such an isolated meaning. Instead we have a GROUP
MENTALITY that asks,
this mean to US?"
is true that the Synagogue begun in the wilderness demanding reading
the Word: this was always the collective command and did not change
until "preaching" was added to the "liturgy" along with singing after
Constantine and the addition of pagan priests. However, the common
practice was for Scribes to attend most public affairs, record and have
copies ready to sell before the people left. People made
own copies and the synagogues and churches had Bibles "chained" and
could be read at any time or copied.
private interpretation denies that anyone has a role to play--for a
price. This denies that the Spirit named "Jesus Christ the
Righteous" had the ability to speak for Himself.
THE INCENTIVE FOR PRIVATE INTERPRETATION IS MAKING
That is why "private interpretation" is defined by the "good"
professionals as not adding to or subtracting to the Scriptures.
However, the subject is PROPHECIES. Fiddling with the
prophecies is fatal because written by the Spirit of Christ they define
the true rest as "not seeking your own pleasures or speaking your own
words." Now, that is a tough blow to those who have made a
career out of learing rhetorical performance preaching.
However, Paul warned:
2 Cor 2:17 For we are
many, which corrupt the word of God: but as of
as of God, in the sight of God speak we in Christ.
(g2585) kap-ale-yoo'-o; from kapelos , (a huckster); to retail,
i.e. (by impl.) to adulterate (fig.): -
Kapêl-euô , A. to be a retail-dealer,
drive a petty trade...
kapêleu' drive a trade,
chaffer with your vegetable food Hdt.1.155 II. c. acc., sell by retail, ton herpin
2. metaph., k. ta
prêgmata, of Darius,
Hdt.3.89; k. ta mathêmata sell learning by retail, hawk it about, 2 Ep.Cor.2.17 ; so eoiken ou kapêleusein machên will
not peddle in war, i. e. fight
A.Th. 545; k.
têi Chariti tên amoibên [Grace in exchange for payment,
compensation] tên politeian traffic in
grants of citizenship,
tês hôras anthos or tên hôran, of prostitutes, Ph.2.394,576; eirênên pros
Rhômaious Chrusiou k. Hdn.6.7.9; tuchê kapêleuousa
. . ton bion playing tricks
with life, [p. 876] corrupting
Sumposium [202e] “‘Well what?’
“‘As I previously suggested, between a mortal and an immortal.’
“‘And what is that, Diotima?’
“‘A great spirit, Socrates: for the whole of the spiritual is between divine and mortal.’
“‘Possessing what power?’ I asked.
and transporting human things to the gods and divine
things to men;
entreaties and sacrifices from below, and ordinances and requitals from
above: being midway between, it makes each to supplement the other, so
that the whole is combined in one. Through it are conveyed all divination
and priestcraft concerning sacrifice
represent the mysterious agencies and
influences by which the gods communicate with mortals.
Hdt.1.155 Heredotus: Cyrus
told how to take the FIGHT out of the enemy:  But
pardon the Lydians, and give them this
command so that they not revolt or pose a danger to you: send and
forbid them to possess weapons of war,
and order them to wear tunics under their
and knee-boots on their feet,
and to teach their sons lyre-playing
and song [psallein] and dance
and shop-keeping [huckstering].
And quickly, O king,
you shall see them become women instead of
so that you need
not fear them, that they might revolt."
And in this way those who
frequent the market-place and the shop
"For thou shalt not take
of the Lord thy God in vain: for the Lord will not hold him guiltless
that taketh His name in vain." [20:7 Thou shalt not take the name of
the Lord thy God in vain: for the Lord will not hold him guiltless
that taketh his name in vain." [Ex 20:7)
But those who act contrary
to these things-the avaricious, the liars, the hypocrites,
those who make merchandise of the truth-the
Lord cast out of His Father's court (John ii. 13-17; Matt. xxi. 12,
13; Luke xix. 45, 46) not willing that the holy house of God should
be the house of unrighteous traffic either
in words or in material things.
THE PROPHECIES ARE A MAJOR COMPONENT OF THE
EKKLESIA AS SCHOOL OF THE BIBLE
Jesus as the Christ of God came to fulfill or FILL FULL those
prophecies so that what the prophets did not yet grasp, Jesus
made them more certain. That certainty was eye and
ear witnessed by the Apostles who are the second class of people used
by God to speak to mankind.
2Pet. 1:19 We have also a more sure word
of prophecy; whereunto ye do well that ye take heed,
as unto a light that shineth in a dark place, until the day dawn, and
the day star arise in your hearts:
Zacharias was filled with the Holy Ghost, and prophesied, saying,
Luke 1: 67
Peter understood that the true prophets were
murdered for speaking spiritual truth as they repudiated the PRIESTLY
religion imposed because of transgression. As a warning Peter
makes it clear that the Apostles were ordained by Jesus Christ, taught
and guided into all truth by the Spirit of Christ. Therefore,
any tricks of speaking or the use of artificial means to enhance the
Word would make it invalid. Furthermore, any attempt to enhance the
Word by sight or sound or theatrical means would identify the teacher
as a false teacher. God did promise to give us a way of
escape if we are tempted by theatrics.
be the Lord God of Israel; for he hath visited
people, Luke 1: 68
up an horn of
salvation for us in the
house of his servant David; Luke 1: 69
he spake by the mouth of his holy
prophets, which have been since the world began: Luke 1: 70
we should be saved
enemies, and from the
hand of all that hate
Luke 1: 71
Searching what, or what
manner of time the Spirit
which was in them did signify, when it testified beforehand the
sufferings of Christ, and the glory that should follow. 1 Pet 1:11
I fell at his feet to
worship him. And he said unto me, See thou do it not: I am thy
fellowservant, and of thy brethren that have the testimony of
worship God: for the testimony of Jesus is the
spirit OF prophecy. Re
perform the mercy promised
our fathers, and to remember his holy convenant; Luke 1: 72
The oath which he sware to our father
Abraham, Luke 1: 73
> To give knowledge of salvation unto his people
> by the remission of their
16:25 Now to him that is of power to
according to my
to the revelation
of the mystery,
since the world began,
Rom. 16:26 But
now is made manifest,
the scriptures of
to the commandment of
the everlasting God,
known to all nations for
the obedience of faith:
Rom 16:27 To God only wise, be glory
through Jesus Christ
for ever. Amen.
2 Peter 1:1 Simon Peter, a servant and an apostle of
them that have obtained like precious faith with us
righteousness of God and our Saviour
Zechariah identified the BRANCH as Jesus, Joshua or
Jehovah--Saves. Therefore, Jesus Christ is our God and
Savior: because we live in the physical world, God uses physical means.
2 Peter 1:2 Grace and peace be multiplied
of God, and of Jesus our Lord,
Titus 2:11 For the grace of God that
bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men,
There is nothing that any human can add to enhance that which is
Titus 2:12 Teaching us that, denying ungodliness
and worldly lusts,
live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world;
Titus 2:13 Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of
God and our Saviour Jesus Christ;
Titus 2:14 Who gave himself for us, that he might
redeem us from all iniquity,
purify [wasj] unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works.
2 Peter 1:3 According as his divine power
given unto us all things
that pertain unto life and godliness,
the knowledge of him that
hath called us to glory and virtue:
2 Peter 1:4 Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and
these ye might be partakers of the divine nature,
escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.
Jesus commanded the apostles to go preach the Gospel:
believers were to be discipled by baptism and a life of teaching that
which Jesus taught.
Matt. 28:19 Go ye therefore, and teach all nations,
A disciple is a Christian and the singular task is to be a student of
Christ through the Words of Christ which He said are Spirit and Truth.
them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:
Matt. 28:20 Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I
have commanded you:
I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.
Peter said that Jesus made the prophecies more certain
by fulfilling and teaching them. In
addition, He taught them how to make disciples which means a student of
the Word of Christ. Because it was the Spirit of Christ in
the Prophets, that includes all of the spiritual thread.
Therefore, that excludes anything which arises out of our own
2 Peter 1:5 And beside this, giving all diligence,
add to your faith
virtue; and to virtue knowledge;
2 Peter 1:6 And to knowledge temperance;
and to temperance patience; and
to patience godliness;
2 Peter 1:7 And to godliness brotherly kindness;
and to brotherly
Heb. 11:6 But without faith it is impossible to
that cometh to God must believe that he is,
he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.
This has the same meaning of the seven spirits
which would rest on the Branch like the flickering flames on the
Menorah or candlestick:
2 Peter 1:8 For if these things be in
you, and abound,
Is. 11:2 And the spirit of the LORD shall rest upon him,
spirit of wisdom and understanding,
the spirit of counsel and might,
spirit of knowledge and of the fear
of the LORD;
Is. 11:3 And shall make him of quick understanding
in the fear of the LORD:
shall not judge after the sight of his eyes, neither reprove after the
hearing of his ears:
ye shall neither be barren nor unfruitful
in the knowledge
of our Lord
2 Peter 1:9 But he that lacketh these things is blind,
afar off, and hath forgotten
was purged from his old sins.
kath-ar-is-mos´; from 2511; a washing off, i.e.
(ceremonially) ablution, (morally)
expiation: cleansing, + purge, purification(-fying).
2 Peter 1:10 Wherefore the rather, brethren,
diligence to make your calling and election sure:
ye do these things, ye shall never
2 Peter 1:11 For so an entrance shall be
ministered unto you abundantly
everlasting kingdom of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.
Because Peter as an Apostle had been chosen to deliver the truth to
mankind, knowing that he was getting older his way of leaving us the
same MEMORY was to write his section of the Word of God.
2 Peter 1:12 Wherefore I will not be negligent
you always in
remembrance of these things,
know them, and be established in
the present truth.
2 Peter 1:13 Yea, I think it meet, as long as I am in this
stir you up by putting you in remembrance;
2 Peter 1:14 Knowing that shortly I must put off this my
as our Lord Jesus Christ hath shewed me.
2 Peter 1:15 Moreover I will endeavour that ye may
be able after my
these things always in remembrance.
That means that Peter does not give any one who is not a prophet or
apostle in the original sense the right to add to or subtract from the
Words of Christ. As the Jews knew in the synagogue that
forbids making sermons or songs out of bits and pieces just to make a
2 Peter 1:16 For we have not followed cunningly
made known unto you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ,
were eyewitnesses of his majesty.
2 Peter 1:17 For he received from God the Father
honour and glory,
there came such a voice to him from the excellent glory,
beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.
2 Peter 1:18 And this voice which came from heaven we
heard, when we were
with him in the holy mount.
2 Peter 1:19 We have also a more sure word of
well that ye take heed,
as unto a
light that shineth in a dark place,
day dawn, and the day star arise in your hearts:
2 Peter 1:20 Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the
scripture is of
any private interpretation.
If you remember Romans 14 Paul outlawed "doubtful disputations" which
were common in the marketplace where people gathered to enjoy pagan
(1261) (dialogismos from
diá. “Disputing” implies a
questioning mind and suggests an arrogant attitude by those who assume
they’re always right. Arguing with others in the body of Christ is
In Chapter 15 Paul outlaws SELF PLEASURE or "creating mental
excitement" which is connected to rhetoric and music. The
role for the church in synagogue was to "use ONE MIND and ONE MOUTH"
and speak "that which is written" which Paul calls Scripture.
used 11 times in the
Septuagint (LXX) (Ps 40:5, 56:5, 92:5, 94:11, 139:2, 139:20,
146:4, Isa 59:7, Jer 4:14, Lam 3:60-61) Dialogismos often means the
perverse, vain thinking which contemplates
destruction (Ps. 94:11), and is turned against God
(Jer. 4:14; Isa. 59:7) and against the godly (Ps. 56:5).
NIDNTT notes that...
In the NT dialogizomai
(related verb) and dialogismos are always used with
a slightly depreciatory connotation. The thoughts of the human heart do
not necessarily lead, as the Greeks thought, to a knowledge of the
truth (cf. 1 Cor. 1:21-25), but are evil (Mk. 7:21; Matt. 15:19), full
of doubt and suspicion (Mk. 2:6, 8; Lk. 5:22; 6:8), moved by the
passing moment (Lk. 3:15), full of greed (Lk. 12:17; 20:14), always
concerned with the superficial (Mk. 8:16f.; Matt. 16:7f.) and full of
sly calculation (Matt. 11:25; Mk. 11:31).
Peter demands that we have nothing to add to or subtract from or
enhance with rhetoric, singing or music which John in Revelation
18:22-23 calls "sorcery." That is trying to bewitch and cause people to
believe the preacher rather than the inspired word.
God needs no INTERPRETER: in the synagogue and in the early church the
Acts 15:21 For Moses of old time hath in every city
Paul commanded Timothy how to conduct "church":
in the synagogues every sabbath day.
1Tim. 4:13 Till I come, give attendance to [public]
reading, to exhortation, to doctrine.
NO private interpretation means NOTHING can be used to
or aid the pure word of God. The word is found in the text
meaning EVERYTHING that the performance based institutes uses.
The direct command is to speak the word and speak is the
of poetry, music or rhetoric.
In the synagogue that meant to discuss the read portion for that week.
Why it is a fatal insult to the Spirit of Christ who prophesied what as
the Incarnate Word He made certain to the Apostles (only) as He had to
the prophets. Nothing?
from 1956; explanation, i.e. application:
(g1956) ep-ee-loo'-o; from 1909 and 3089; to solve further, i.e. (fig.) to explain, decide: -
a Release from fear. A.The.134. 2. solution, sophismatôn.
by definition even godly preachers are forced to "release the
congregation from fear." Evil preachers lie and force people to violate
the Bible and all known evidence by imposing musical instruments by
RELEASING them from fear.
2:11 If a man walking in the spirit and falsehood do lie, saying, I
will prophesy unto thee of wine and of strong drink; he shall even be
the prophet of this people.
and frauds may go around and say, "We will preach to you about wine and
liquor." They would be just the type of preacher you want.
A.The.134. Aeschylus, Seven against Thebes
 You too, Ares--pity us!--guard the city named for
Cadmus and make evident your closeness to us!
 And Cypris,
you who are the first mother of our race, defend us
sprung from your blood. We come to you, crying out in prayers for your
The wife of Cadmus was Harmonia, daughter of Ares and Aphrodite.
 Wherefore, my lord and master, receive
whoe'er he be, within the city; for, great as he is in all else, I
have likewise heard men say, 'twas he that gave the vine to man,
sorrow's antidote. Take wine away and Cypris flies,
and every other
human joy is dead.
Daimôn [Perh. from daiô B, to
divide or distribute destinies.] I.
a god, goddess, like theos, thea, Hom., Trag., etc.:--in Hom. also
deity or divine power (theos denotes a god in person), manes
Demoteros III. = dêmosios 1.2,
common, vulgar, Kupris ib.415.2 (Antiphil.).
Kupris 1 I. Cypris, a name of
Aphrodite, from the island of Cyprus, where she was most worshipped,
Il., Trag., etc. 2.
metaph., of a beautiful girl, a Venus, II. as appellat. love,
passion [Venus is Lucifer or Zoe]
 And you, Apollo, lord of the Wolf, (note) be a wolf to the
enemy force and give them groan for groan!
(note) Aeschylus, Suppliant woman:
And let no murderous havoc come upon
 the realm to ravage it, by
arming Ares--foe to the dance and lute, parent of
tears--and the shout of civil strife.  And
may the joyless swarm of diseases settle far from the heads of the
inhabitants, and to all the young people may Lyceus be graciously disposed.
The epithet Lyceus, often applied to Apollo, was commonly connected with the
belief that he was the destroyer and protector of wolves
(lukoi). As a
destructive power he is invoked to ward off enemies (Aesch. Seven 145);
as an averter of evil he protects herds, flocks,
and the young. According to Pausanias (Paus.
Danaus established a sanctuary in honor of Lyceus at Argos, where, in
later times, the most famous of all Apollo's temples was consecrated to
him under the title of “Wolf-god.” Pausanias notes:
Accordingly, believing that Apollo had brought
the wolf on the herd, he founded a sanctuary of Apollo Lycius.
Apollo is Abaddon or Apollyon in Revelation. He
uses the Muses as his musical The techne
or craftsmen in paganism are theater builders and stage managers.
In Acts 20 Paul warns against the elders who are
closet "wolves" meaning pederasts.
[B]. Soph-isma , atos, to, A. acquired
skill, method, in
medicine, II. clever
device, mêchanaomai, ingenious contrivance, rhêtorikês, Pi.O.13.1 , stage-trick,
argument, quibble, sophism, rhêtorikês
Sophos 1. properly, skilled in any handicraft or art, cunning
in his craft,
Theogn., etc; of a charioteer, Pind.; of poets
and musicians, of a soothsayer, Soph., etc.
clever in matters of common
life, wise, prudent, shrewd,
s. andres Thessaloi shrewd fellows, the Thessalians! Hdt.; polla
sophos Aesch.; meizô sophian sophos Plat., etc.; tôn
sophôn kreissô better than all craft, Soph.; sophon [esti]
c. inf., Eur.
or skill in handicraft and art, in music
and singing, technêikai s. h.Merc.483,
in poetry, Poetry Pindar 1, 117 Ar.Ra.882,
Homer to Hermes 4:
What skill is this? What song for desperate cares?
What way of song?
For verily here are three things to hand all at once from which to
choose, --mirth, and love, and sweet sleep.  And
though I am a follower of the Olympian Muses who
love dances and the
bright path of song --the full-toned chant
and ravishing thrill of flutes
--yet I never cared for any of those feats of skill at young
men's revels, as I do now for this:
 I am filled with wonder,
O son of Zeus, at your sweet playing.
since, as it seems, your heart
is so strongly set on playing the lyre, chant, and play upon
give yourself to merriment, taking this as a gift
from me, and do you,
my friend, bestow glory on me. Sing well with this clear-voiced
companion in your hands; for you are skilled in good, well-ordered
utterance.  From
now on bring it
confidently to the rich feast and lovely dance and glorious revel, a
joy by night and by day. Whoso with wit and wisdom enquires of it cunningly,
him it teaches  through
its sound all manner of things that delight the mind, being easily
played with gentle familiarities, for it abhors toilsome drudgery; but
whoso in ignorance enquires of it violently, to him it chatters mere
vanity and foolishness.
 But you
are able to learn whatever you please.
 So then, I will give you
this lyre, glorious son of Zeus,
while I for my part will graze down with wild-roving cattle the
pastures on hill and horse-feeding plain: so shall the cows covered by
the bulls calve abundantly both males and females. And now there is no
need for you,  bargainer
though you are, to be furiously angry.”
When Hermes had said this, he held out the
lyre: and Phoebus Apollo took it, and readily put his
shining whip in Hermes' hand, and ordained him keeper of
herds. The son of Maia received it joyfully,  while
the glorious son of Leto, the lord far-working Apollo,
took the lyre upon his left arm and tried each string with the key.
Awesomely it sounded at the touch of the god, while he sang sweetly to
And Hermes loved the son of Leto continually, even as he does now,
when he had given the lyre as token to the Far-shooter,  who
played it skilfully, holding it upon his arm. But for himself Hermes found out another cunning art and
made himself the pipes whose sound is heard afar.
Sophis-teia, sophistry, mantikê, of Balaam, mantikê means
Playto, Cratylus says "the part of
appropriative, coercive, hunting art which hunts animals, land animals, tame animals, man,
privately, for pay, is paid in cash, claims to give education, and is a hunt after rich and promising
youths, must--so our present argument concludes--be called sophistry.
gods, etc., were made to appear in the air, II.
any artificial means or
contrivance for doing a
thing, of any work requiring skill or art, crate an arousal
the gods or spirits appear
I.a machine, engine; an
i, n., = organon, Of
musical instruments, a pipe, Quint. 11, 3, 20; 9,
4, 10; Juv. 6, 3, 80; Vulg.
Gen. 4, 21; id.
2 Par. 34, 12 et saep.--Of hydraulic engines, an
organ, water-organ: organa
Jubal handled musical instruments meaning "without authority."
, to, ( [ergon,
3. musical instrument,
; homendi' organôn
ekêlei anthrôpous, of Marsyas, Pl.Smp.215c
; aneu organôn psilois logois ibid.,
; o. poluchordaId.R.399c
, al.; met'ôidêskaitinônorganôn Phld.Mus.p.98K.
; of the pipe,
Plato, Statesman: [268b] and
he alone knows the midwife's
science of aiding at the birth of their offspring. Moreover, so far as
the nature of the creatures allows them to enjoy sport or
music, no one
can enliven or soothe them
better than he; whether with instruments or
merely with his voice he performs the music best suited to his own
herd; and the same applies to the other herdsmen. Is not that the case?
IV. in Music, like harmonia, a
particular mode, Audiost. Pi.O.14.17
ôidê stropos, mousikês tropoi, dithurambikoi t.
(distd. fr. êthos) Phld.Mus.p.9K.; ho harmoni kostês
mousikês t. Aristid.Quint.1.12 , cf. 2.1; of art in general,
pantestêseikastikês t. Phld.Po.5.7
in Il. mostly of works or deeds
of war, polemêïa
, on, Ep. Adj. perh. A.set
in motion by God ( [kellô] ), and
so marvellous, wondrous, always of things, th. erga
works of wonder, Il.3.130, Od.11.610; theskelaeidôs
neut. Adv., eïktodetheskelonautôi it was wondrous
like him, Il.23.107;
prob. taken by later poets as,= God-inspired (
[keleuô] ), th. Hermês
A. charm, bewitch,
esp. by music, korên humnoisi E.Alc.359
Pl.Ly.206b ; kêlôntêiphônêihôsper OrpheusId.Prt.315a
, cf.Luc.Ind.12; houtôsekêlei, of Pericles as an
orator, Eup.94.6; epaidôn k. charm
by incantation, Pl.Phdr.267d;
Achae.17.2; of bribery, Theopomp.Com.30:--Pass., kêleitaiaoidais
musical instrument is a "machine for doing hard work mostly in making
war and creating the shock and awe" required to prop up false teachers
who neither know or care about Scripture. This is what allows the
grandest scholars to totally miss and the changelings to TWIST
Scripture to increase the Cash Flow knowing they are sowing discord.
Plato, Cratylus [425d] Socrates
It will, I imagine, seem ridiculous that things are
through imitation in letters and syllables; nevertheless it cannot be
otherwise. For there is no better theory upon which we can base the
truth of the earliest names, unless you think we had better
example of the tragic poets, who, when they are in a dilemma,
recourse to the introduction of gods on machines.
So we may get out of
trouble by saying that the gods gave the earliest names, and
they are right.
Soc. I will
explain, for I do not believe that any single name could have been
better adapted to express the attributes of the God, embracing and in
a manner signifying all four of them,- music,
and prophecy, and medicine, and archery.
Her. That must be a strange
name, and I
should like to hear the explanation.
Soc. Say rather an harmonious name,
the God of Harmony.
the first place,
the purgations and purifications which doctors and diviners use,
their fumigations with drugs magical or
medicinal, as well as
their washings and lustral sprinklings, have all one and the same
object, which is to make a man pure
both in body and
Soc. And is
the purifier, and the washer, and the absolver
from all impurities?
Plato Cratylus in another translation
[405a] Socrates: His name
are in harmony;
see he is a musical
For in the first
place, purification and purgations used in medicine and in soothsaying, and fumigations with medicinal and magic drugs, and the baths and
sprinklings connected with that
sort of thing all have the single function of making a man pure in
body and soul, do they not?
But this is the god who purifies and washes away
(apaloouôn) and delivers (apoluôn II.to
be lost, hudôrapolesket' of
the water eluding ) from such evils, is he not?
being the physician of such
diseases, he might properly be called Apoluon (apalouôn, the washer),
and with reference to soothsaying and truth and simplicity--for the two
are identical--he might most properly be called by the name the
Thessalians use; for all Thessalians call the god Aplun. And
because he is always by his archery controller of darts (bolôn) he is
ever darting (aei ballôn). And
with reference to music we have to understand that alpha
often signifies “together,” and here it denotes moving together in the
heavens about the poles, as we call them, and harmony in song,
Pharmakeåia (g5331) far-mak-i'-ah;
from 5332; medication
("pharmacy"), i.e. (by extens.) magic (lit. or fig.): - sorcery,
the fruits that thy soul lusted after are departed from thee,
and all things
which were dainty and goodly are departed from thee, and thou shalt
find them no more at all. Rev 18:14
the voice of harpers, and musicians, and of pipers,
and trumpeters, shall be heard no more
at all in thee; and no craftsman, of whatsoever craft he
be, shall be found any more
in thee; and the sound of a millstone shall be heard no more at all
in thee; Rev 18:22
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:
thy merchants were the
great men of the earth;
by thy sorceries were all nations deceived. Re.18:23
Pharmakeåus (g5332) far-mak-yoos';
from pharmakoån , (a
drug, i.e. spell- giving
potion); a druggist ("pharmacist") or poisoner, i.e. (by extens.) a
magician: - sorcerer
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
Emporos (g1713) em'-por-os;
from 1722 and the
base of 4198; a (wholesale) tradesman: - merchant.
all nations have drunk of
the wine of the wrath of her fornication, and the kings of the earth
have committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth
are waxed rich through the abundance of her delicacies.
 the Seasons rich in flowers have cast ancient inventiveness.
But the fame for every work is due to its inventor.
Whence did the graces of Dionysus first come to
light, with the ox-driving dithyramb?  Who
invented the bridle for the harness of horses, or placed the double
king of birds on top of the temples of gods? And in
Corinth the sweet-breathing Muse blossoms,
also Ares, with the deadly spears of young men.
2 Peter 1:20 Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the
scripture is of
any private interpretation.
Rhêtor-ikos , ê, on, oratorical, hê rhêtorikê
(sc. technê) rhetoric; of
persons, skilled in SPEAKING, fit to be an ORATOR
, ê, on, belonging to hupokrisis
11 , skilled therein, esti phuseôs to hu. einai having a good delivery,
2. suited for speaking or delivery,
the art of delivery,
(but, the actor's
3. metaph., acting a part,
make answer, answer, Hom., Hdt.
2. to expound,
II. of actors,
to answer on the
hence to play a part,
be an actor
2. to represent dramatically:
hence to exaggerate
3. metaph. to play a part,
to feign, pretend,
So why should I have to
carry all this stuff,
without doing any of the
jokes that Phrynichus
and Lycis and Ameipsias
say in all their comedies?
Just don't. Since when I'm
in the theater
and hear any of these
I go away just older by a
2 Peter 1:21 For the prophecy came not in old time by the
will of man:
men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.
This is a two-fold MARK to identify false teachers: those who speak on
their own says Jesus are sons of the Devil. And private interpretation
or sophistry MARKS all of the musicla arts and crafts: John called them
Sorcerers who as "lusted after fruits" are agents of the Babylon mother
CHAPTER TWO HAS MORE TO SAY ABOUT THE MUSICAL FAILURE OF
2Pet. 2:1 But there were false prophets
also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you,
who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord
that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction.
2Pet. 2:2 And many shall follow their pernicious
of whom the way of truth shall be evil spoken of.
2Pet. 2:3 And through covetousness shall they with
words make merchandise of you:
judgment now of a long time lingereth not,
damnation slumbereth not.
i, m., = parasitos, lit. one who eats
with another; hence,
I. In gen., a guest
(pure Lat. conviva): parasiti Jovis,
Varr. ap. Aug. Civ. Dei, 6, 7; App. M. 10, p. 246, 35.--Hence,
Mart. 9, 29, 9.--
II. In partic.,
in a bad sense, one who, by flattery
manages to live at another's expense, a sponger,
2Pet. 2:4 For if God spared not the angels that sinned,
Arnobius Against the Heathen 4th century
For, to begin with what is important, what
advantage is it to the world that the mightiest kings are here? What,
that there are tyrants , lords, and other innumerable and very
illustrious powers? What,
that there are generals of the greatest
experience in war, skilled in taking cities; soldiers steady and
utterly invincible in battles of cavalry, or in fighting hand to hand
that there are orators ,
grammarians, poets, writers, logicians, musicians,
ballet-dancers, mimics, actors, singers, trumpeters, flute and reed
there are runners , boxers, charioteers,
vaulters, walkers on stilts, rope-dancers, jugglers?
there are dealers in salt fish, salters, fishmongers, perfumers, goldsmiths, bird-catchers, weavers
of winnowing fans and baskets of rushes?
that there are fullers, workers in wool,
embroiderers, cooks, confectioners, dealers in mules, pimps, butchers, harlots?
What , that there are
other kinds of dealers?
do the other
professors and arts, for the enumeration of which all
life would be too short,
contribute to the plan and
constitution of the world, that we should believe that it could not
have been founded without
men, and would not attain its completeness without
the addition of a wretched and useless
But perhaps, some one will urge, the
Ruler of the world sent hither souls sprung
from Himself for
this purpose-a very rash thing for a man to say -that they
which had been divine with
not coming into contact with the body and earthly limits, should be buried
in the germs of men,
spring from the womb, burst into
and keep up the silliest
wailings, draw the breasts in sucking,
besmear and bedaub themselves with their own filth, then be hushed by
the swaying of the frightened nurse
and by the sound of rattles.
He send souls hither for this reason,
that they which had been but now sincere and of blameless virtue
should learn as men to
feign, to dissemble , to lie, to
cheat, to deceive , to entrap with a flatterer's
conceal one thing in the heart,
express another in the countenance;
ensnare, to beguile the ignorant
with crafty devices , to seek out poisons
by means of numberless arts suggested by bad feelings, and to
be fashioned with deceitful changeableness to suit circumstances?
it for this He sent souls, that, living till
in calm and undisturbed
tranquillity, they might find in their
bodies causes by which to become fierce and savage, cherish hatred
and enmity, make war upon each
other , subdue and overthrow states;
load themselves with, and give themselves up to the yoke of slavery;
and finally, be put the one in the other's power, having changed the
condition in which they were born?
them down to hell, and delivered them into chains
reserved unto judgment;
2Pet. 2:5 And spared not the old world,
Noah the eighth person, a preacher of righteousness,
in the flood upon the world of the ungodly;
G2963 kuriotēs koo-ree-ot'-ace From G2962; mastery,
that is, (concretely and collectively) rulers:--dominion, government.
supreme in authority, that is, (as noun)
controller; by implication Mr. (as a respectful
title): God, Lord, master
G5113 tolmētēs tol-may-tace'
From G5111 ; a daring (audacious)
Willed: G829 authadēs
ow-thad'-ace From G846 and the base of G2237; self pleasing,
that is, arrogant:--self-willed.
Evil: G987 blasphēmeō
blas-fay-meh'-o From G989 ; to vilify;
specifically to speak impiously:--(speak) blaspheme
(-er, -mously, -my), defame, rail on,
revile, speak evil.
From the base of G1380 ; glory (as very apparent),
in a wide
application (literally or figuratively, objectively or
subjectively):--dignity, glory (-ious), honour, praise, worship.
2 Peter 2:11 Whereas angels, which are greater in
power and might,
not railing accusation against them
before the Lord.
2 Peter 2:12 But these, as natural
brute beasts, [Zoon,
to be taken and destroyed,
the things that they understand not;
shall utterly perish in their own corruption;
G5446 phusikos foo-see-kos' From G5449 [natural descent] ; “physical”,
that is, (by implication) instinctive:--natural. Compare G5591
alogos [Anti-Logical] al'-og-os From G1 (as a negative particle) and
G3056 ; irrational:--brute, unreasonable.
zōon dzo'-on Neuter of a derivative of G2198
[Zao, Zoe] ; a live thing, that is, an animal:--beast.
Speak Evil: G987
blasphēmeō From G989 ; to vilify; specifically
impiously:--(speak) blaspheme (-er, -mously, -my), defame, rail on,
revile, speak evil.
Not: G50 agnoeō
ag-no-eh'-o, not to know (through lack of
information or intelligence); by implication to
(through disinclination):(be) ignorant (-ly), not know, not
noy-eh'-o From G3563 ; to exercise the mind
(observe), that is, (figuratively) to comprehend, heed:
perceive, think, understand.
fthor-ah' From G5351 ; decay, that is, ruin (spontaneous or inflicted,
literally or figuratively):--corruption, destroy, perish. deprave
Hebrew: H2490 châlal khaw-lal'
figuratively to profane.. denominatively (from H2485
) to play (the ake inheritance, pipe,
player on instruments,
pollute, (cast as) profane (self), prostitute
2 Peter 2:13 And shall receive
the reward of unrighteousness,
they that count it pleasure to riot
in the day time.
and blemishes, sporting themselves
their own deceivings
[delusions] while they feast with you;
Entrupo (g1792) en-troo-fah'-o;
from 1722 and
5171; to revel in: - sporting selves.
in the wind, exult
contemptuously, made a mock of, tinos sumphorais,
use or abuse at pleasure
Paison paizô [pais]
play (on an instrument), Hhymn. II. to sport, play, jest, joke,
Hdt., Xen., etc.; p. pros tina to make sport of one, mock him,
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
who has just made her appearance,
be told to go away and play
, or, if she likes, to the women who are within.
let us have conversation instead
; and, if you will
allow me, I
will tell you what sort of conversation.
Jesus CAST OUT the flute girls and
minstrels like dung to speak HIS Word.
It was the fashion at convivia to provide
pipers, dancers, jesters, jugglers
et hoc genus omne to amuse the
, idos, hê, A.flute-girl,
As it is, by persuasive
you to such a frame of mind that in your assemblies
you are elated
and have no ear but for compliments
while in your
policy and your practice you are at this moment running the
For tell me, in Heaven's name, if the Greeks should call you to account
for the opportunities that your carelessness has already thrown away,
and should question you thus:
Dêmagôg-eô , curry
favour with men, curry favour with, 3.
c. acc. rei, introduce measures so as to
win popularity, II.
in causal sense, d. tina make
[GRACE was a Greek prostitute] 2.gratify
or indulge a humour or passion, 3.
in erotic sense, grant favours
to a man,
Pruphaô , ( [truphê]
) Connected to the Polus
Spoiled pets: en tais ekklêsiais t. kai kolakeuesthai, of the people
Spoiled pets in the church!
, To be a flatterer, open to flattery,
3. metaph, soften,
Ekklêsi-a , hê, ekklêtos, II.
in LXX, the Jewish congregation, De.
31.30, al., 2. in NT, the
Church, as a body of Christians, Ev.Matt.
16.18, 1 Ep.Cor.11.22 ; hê kat' oikon tinos e. Ep.Rom.16.5
; as a building,
Deut 31:29 For I know that after my death ye will
yourselves, and turn aside from
the way which I have commanded you;
and evil will befall you in the latter days; because ye will do evil
in the sight of the Lord, to provoke
him to anger through the work of
Deut 31:30 And Moses spake in the
ears of all the congregation of
Israel the words of this song, until they were
, Dor. hadona
(or in Trag. chorus hêdona
prop. of sensual pleasures
, eôs, hê, also ios Orph.Fr.
11: ( [terpô] ):--A.enjoyment,
, terpsis aoidês
Singing for enjoyment, speak, incantation
And again, he
loved Mnemosyne with the
beautiful hair: and of her the nine gold-crowned Muses
were born who delight in feasts and the pleasures of song.
Leto was joined in
love with Zeus who holds the aegis, 
bore Apollo and Artemis
delighting in arrows, children lovely above all the sons of Heaven.
Lastly, he made Hera his blooming wife: and she was joined in love with
the king of gods and men
THE AEGIS is the breastplate: that of Lucifer replaced the Priest's
breastplate with a pipe
and a tabret
2 Peter 2:14 Having eyes full of
that cannot cease from sin;
2 Peter 2:15
Which have forsaken the right way,
unstable souls: an heart they
have exercised with covetous practices; cursed children:
gone astray [wandering stars= fallen
following the way of Balaam the son of Bosor,
the wages of unrighteousness;
Balaam: H1109 bil‛âm bil-awm' Probably from H1077
and H5971; not (of the) people, that is, foreigner;
Bilam, a Mesopotamian prophet;
also a place in Palestine:--Balaam, Bileam.
A FAILED People: H5971 ‛am
am From H6004 ; a people (as a congregated
unit); specifically a tribe (as those of Israel); hence (collectively) troops
or attendants; figuratively a flock: folk, men,
nation, people. congregating together to hide.
Musical Worship Index
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