Ray Downen Instrumental music and edification

Revised 5.29.13 The tiny number of Church of Christ preachers who have been "transistioned" to the use of instrumental music (God used the word "noise") and used as wedges by the NACC claim that "a" spirit something told them or led them into DIVERTING other people's "investment."  Because so many lives have been dramatically discorded by people who claim that a HOLY spirit guided them into something the Spirit OF Christ radically condemns, and the drum beat never seems to cease, I am taking the liberty to post the ways SPIRITUS is used in the latin: Spirit is never a "people." The Spirit OF Christ in the Prophets denies.

spiro, a breathing or gentle blowing of air, a breath, breeze (syn.: aura, flatus).
1. The air: imber et ignis
2. An exhalation, smell, odor:
3. Breathed air, a breath:
C.1. In abstr., a breathing:   to stop the breath, suffocate, choke,
2.  the breath of a god, inspiration: by a divine inspiration,
3. The breath of life, lifeto expire, die
4. a sigh 
5. In gram., a breathing or aspiration  
6. The hiss of a snake 
II.  Trop.
A. A haughty spirit, haughtiness, pride, arrogance; also, spirit, high spirit
B. (Mostly poet. and in post-Aug. prose.) Spirit, soul, mind.
b. Transf. (like anima, and the Engl. soul), a beloved object 
2.  Spiritus, PERSONIFIED, a spirit (late Lat.); the Holy Ghost, Holy Spirit,
Cod. Just. 1, 1, 1
an evil spirit,
Christum et per Spiritum Sanctum,

AND: Notice the SPIRIT of Phoebus (Apollo, Abaddon, Apollyon) is:

II .(a).  SPIRITUM Phoebus [Phoebus Apollo] mihi, Phoebus artem Carminis dedit, poetic spirit or inspiration, Camenae, spiritus ore tonat the desiring, coveting soul), Britannica
phoibos , ē, on (accented phoiban in B.12.139 Pap.):—
A.pure, bright, radiant, “hudōr” Hes.Fr.274, Lyc.1009; “hēliou phoibē phlogi” A.Pr.22; “aigla” B. l.c.
II. as pr. n., Phoibos, ho, Phoebus, i.e. the Bright or Pure, an old epith. of Apollo, “Ph. Apollōn” Il.1.43, al.; rarely inverted, “Apollōn phoibos” 20.68, Hes.Fr.194: then alone as pr. n., Il.1.443, Alcm.61, etc.
2. prophet

Euripides Ion

Strong though thy beak beyond the feather'd kind,
bow shall reach thee. Towards the altar, see,
A swan comes sailing: elsewhere wilt thou move

Thy scarlet-tinctured foot? or from my bow
The lyre of Phoebus to thy notes attuned
Will not protect thee; farther stretch thy wings;

Go, wanton, skim along the Delian lake,
Or wilt thou steep thy
melody in blood

[170] Ah, ah! what is this new bird that approaches; you will not place under the cornice a straw-built nest for your children, will you? My singing [psalmoi] bow will keep you off. Will you not obey?

Never in recorded literature does the PSALLO words mean to make Musical Melody.
Carmen  I. In gen., a tune, song, air, lay, strain, note, sound, both vocal and instrumenta
carmen tuba,  “carmine vocali clarus citharāque   allusion to playing on the cithara [harp, Guitar]
A Laded Burden. A magic formula, an incantation:
Cămēna (not Cămoena ), I.a Muse  sing, whence carmen]
B. Meton., poetry, a poem, song: “summā dicende Camenā,”  
II. Deriv: Cămēnālis , e, adj., of or relating to the Muses (post-class.):

II. mousa, as Appellat., music, song, “m. stugera” A.Eu.308 (anap.); “euphamos” Id.Supp.695 (lyr.); “kanakhan . . theias antiluron mousas
If a lyre is included or even permitted the Spirit OF Christ was wise enough to use such a compound word.

Pind. O. 9 The resounding strain of Archilochus, the swelling thrice-repeated song of triumph, sufficed to lead Epharmostus to the hill of Cronus, in victory-procession with his dear companions. [5] But now, from the bow of the Muses who, shooting from afar, send a shower of such arrows of song as these on Zeus of the red lightning-bolt and on the sacred height of Elis, which once the Lydian hero Pelops [10] won as the very fine dowry of Hippodameia. And shoot a winged sweet arrow to Pytho; for your words will not fall to the ground, short of the mark, when you trill the lyre in honor of the wrestling of the man from renowned Opus.

Hes. Th. 1 Zeus the aegis-holder bright-eyed Athena, and Phoebus Apollo... And one day they taught Hesiod glorious song while he was shepherding his lambs under holy Helicon, and this word first the goddesses said to me— [25] the Muses of Olympus, daughters of Zeus who holds the aegis: “Shepherds of the wilderness, wretched things of shame, mere bellies, we know how to speak many false things as though they were true; but we know, when we will, to utter true things.”
Stu^ger-os  A.hated, abominated, loathed, or hateful, abominable, loathsome  Aidēs” [Hades],  Erinuōn Avengers, “mētēr [MOTHER] stugeras arēset' Erinus” ; daimōn, polemos, gamos, penthos,
Euphēm-os  A.uttering sounds of good omen, “aetos” Arist.HA618b31: usu. in derived senses,
2. mild, softening II. in positive sense, fair-sounding, auspicious, “muthoi” epos
“euphamon d' epi bōmois mousan theiat' aoidoi” A.Supp.694
3. fair-spoken, “eis to daimonion
kela^dos , ho, poet. word, A.a noise as of rushing waters: generally, loud noise,
2. of musical sound, “k. luras” Id.IT1129 (lyr.), cf. Cyc.489 (anap.).
II. loud clear voice, as of an oracle,
2. chirp of the tettix, Ael.NA1.20;  [THE LOCUST PARABLE]

Tettix , cicala, Cicada plebeia or allied species, a winged insect fond of basking on trees, when the male makes a chirping or clicking noise by means of certain drums or 'tymbals' underneath the wings, This noise is freq. used as a simile for sweet sounds, Plato calls them hoi Mousτn prophκtai, but they also became a prov. for garrulity, lalein tettix Aristopho10.7 : t. polloi ginomenoi nosτdes to etos sκmainousi Thphr.Sign.54 . They were thought to sing continually without food or drink, Ar.Nu. 1360, Pl.Phdr.259c; or on a diet of air and dew,
Acts 7:41 And they made a calf in those days, 
        and offered sacrifice unto the idol, 
        and rejoiced in the works of their own hands.
Euphrainō , Ep. euphr-, fut. Att.155.12, Pi.I.7(6).3   II. Pass., make merry, enjoy oneself,

Pind. I. 6 Just as we mix the second bowl of wine when the men's symposium is flourishing, here is the second song of the Muses for Lampon's children and their athletic victories: first in Nemea, Zeus, in your honor they received the choicest of garlands,
Acts 7:42 Then God turned,
        and gave them up to worship the host of heaven; 
        as it is written in the book of the prophets,
        O ye house of Israel,  have ye offered to me slain beasts and sacrifices
        by the space of forty years in the wilderness?
Acts 7:43 Yea, ye took up the tabernacle of Moloch, 
        and the star of your god Remphan, 
        figures which ye made to worship them: 
        and I will carry you away beyond Babylon

tŏno , A. Neutr., to make a loud, thundering noise, to roar, rattle, crash, etc. (cf.: “crepo, strepo): tympana tenta tonant,”
tympănum , A. Esp., as beaten by the priests of Cybele, Also by the Bacchantine females, B. Trop., a timbrel, etc., as a figure of something effeminate, enervating: “tympana eloquentiae,”

Ray Downen affirms the following from Jay Guin.

Too Late for Press:
I don't misrepresent: I simply list some assertions in red and then show what the bible and history notes. Rather than opinions I will post links to the ancient resources although some links are not correct.

See Jay Guin Lessons on Grace: Scruples, Romans 14
Jay Guin and the progressives do not look where Paul points to the pagan practices in Rome. These represented all of the pagan sects in Rome such as those of Dionysus and Orpheus.  Both could be pointed out on the days when types of foods were available or prepared in the marketplace or the pagan temples in the Agora: in Athens it was quite separated from the Ekklesia for word-only discussions. The men who translated the Septuagint or LXX were aware that the PSALLO-based words pointed to making war or making strang love in the marketplace. Any lawful citizen able to attend the assembly was swept up by slaves using a red, polluted rope and driven to the ekklesia for instruction only.
A gang of slaves, called Scythians, carrying ropes dipped in red ochre (miltos, hence Miltiades, i.e. the Red-Haired) would travel through the city on the days the Ecclesia was to meet, and would lash those citizens not in attendance with their ropes. With garments thus stained, shamed citizens could legally carry out no business until they visited the meeting grounds of the Ecclesia on the hill called the Pnyx.
  -psallō , fut. so miltokharēs skhoinos psallomenē a carpenter's red line, which is twitched and then suddenly let go, so as to leave a mark, AP6.103 (Phil.):
-Phurτ  I. to mix something dry with something wet, mostly with a sense of mixing so as to soil or defile, to be doomed to have one's hair defiled with earth, II. metaph. to mingle together, confusebioton ek pephurmenou kai thēriōdous diestathmēsato from a confused and savage state, E.Supp. 201.
Agora a^g, as, Ion. agorē , ēs, , (ageirō):— 2. market-place,
III. business of the agora:
1. public speaking, gift of speaking, mostly in pl., eskh' agoraōn withheld him from speaking, generally, provisions, supplies,
Agoraios b. agoraios, , market-day, IGRom.4.1381 (Lydia). (The distn. agoraios vulgar, agoraios public speaker, drawn by Ammon., etc., is prob. fictitious.)
Agorazō a^g, fut. asō Ar.Lys.633,
Men. 828frequent the “agora, hai gunaikes a. kai kapēleuousi” Hdt.2.35, 4.164, cf. Arist.Ph.196a5, Com.Adesp.710; occupy the market-place, Th.6.51.
2Corinthians 2:14 Now thanks be unto God, which always causeth us to triumph in Christ,
        and maketh manifest the savour of HIS knowledge by us in every place.
2Corinthians 2:15 For we are unto God a sweet savour of Christ, in them that are saved, and in them that perish:
2Corinthians 2:16 To the one we are the savour of death unto death;
        and to the other the savour of life unto life. And who is sufficient for these things?
2Corinthians 2:17 For we are not as many,
        which corrupt the word of God:
        but as of sincerity, but as of God,
                in the sight of God
                speak we in Christ.
ka^pēl-euō , A. to be a retail-dealer, drive a petty trade, Hdt.1.155, 2.35, Isoc.2.1
2. metaph., k. ta prēgmata, of Darius, Hdt.3.89; k. ta mathēmata sell learning by retail, hawk it about, Pl. Prt.313d; “k. ton logon tou theou” 2 Ep.Cor.2.17;
The Psallo based words MARK a church, Kirke, or Circe: it is the mark of marketime religion. You remember that Jesus cast the pipers inducing singing or lamenting or dancing into the MARKETPLACE along with all of the other merchandisers: there SHALL NOT--CANNOT be a Canaanite or Trader in the House of God
Zech 14:21 Yea, every pot in Jerusalem and in Judah shall be holiness unto the Lord of hosts: and all they that sacrifice shall come and take of them, and seethe therein:
        and in that day there shall be no more the Canaanite in the house of the Lord of hosts.

Kennaniy (h3669) ken-ah-an-ee'; patrial from 3667; a Kenaanite or inhabitant of Kenaan; by impl. a pedlar (the Canaanites standing for their neighbors the Ishmaelites, who conducted mercantile caravans): - Canaanite, merchant, trafficker.

Mercātor , ōris, m. id.,
I. a trader, merchant, esp. a wholesale dealer (opp. to caupo, a retailer; class.).
I.  Lit.: “venalicii mercatoresque,” Cic. Or. 70, 232: “multi ad eos mercatores ventitant,” Caes. B. G. 4, 3. —
A. A dealer, speculator: “non consules, sed mercatores provinciarum,” Cic. post Red. in Sen. 4, 10
        Rarely of a petty dealer
: “vilis sacci mercator olentis,” Juv. 14, 269
B.A buyer, purchaser: “signorum,” Cic. Verr. 1, 20, 60: “veneni,” Juv. 13, 154.

The word CHURCH does not define the Ekklesia: kuklos   of the circle which hunters draw round their game,
3  place of assembly, of the “agora, hieros k.” Il.18.504; “ho k. tou Zēnos tōgoraiou”
b. crowd of people standing round, ring or circle of people,
Eur. Hipp. 953  Continue then your confident boasting, take up a diet of greens and play the showman with your food, make Orpheus your lord and engage in mystic rites, holding the vaporings of many books in honor.2 [955] For you have been found out. To all I give the warning: avoid men like this. For they make you their prey with their high-holy-sounding words while they contrive deeds of shame.
2 Theseus compares Hippolytus to the Orphics, an ascetic religious sect that ate a vegetarian diet and had a reputation for hypocrisy.
Bakkh-euō ,
A.  celebrate the mysteries of Bacchus, Hdt.4.79.

Eur. IT 1243 Lovely is the son of Leto, [1235] whom she, the Delian, once bore in the fruitful valleys, golden-haired, skilled at the lyre; and also the one who glories in her well-aimed arrows. [1240] For the mother, leaving the famous birth-place, brought him from the ridges of the sea to the heights of Parnassus, with its gushing waters, which celebrate the revels for Dionysus.
The Dionysus worshipers are those who do "evil things in the dark." Paul silenced them and everything which did not contribute to PEACE AND EDIFICATION which in this case is ONLY Education by "using one mind and one mouth to speak that which is written for our learning" (Romans 15). Disciples are students or learners and musical performances and speaking in tongues are identified by the same word for SPEAK.

New Wineskins Instrumental Music Jay Guin

Ray believes that God inspires musicians to sing abut him and singing on musical instruments which are no less god-given than are human voices.  However, from Genesis to Revelation The Spirit OF Christ insists that Tyre as a Personified Lucifer when cast as profane (Chalal or Halal David's "make self vile" praise word because he was king and not a worship leader), came equiped with Wind, String and Percussion instruments. 


Ray Downen affirms Jay Guin
In 1 Corinthians, Paul culminates his discussion on the Lord's Supper, women's role in the assembly, and spiritual gifts by emphasizing the supremacy of love (1 Corinthians 13)

First, Paul lays the groundwork of 1 Corinthians 12 which warns about the claim of gifts in Corinth by affirming that IF they had the gift of prophecy as in forthtelling they would only need one.  This wish that everyone could "prophesy" warns about the danger of  being JUST OUT OF PAGANISM. The object of religious music was to carry people beyond themselves after being sold the idea that the sorcerers could bring you into the god's presence. Madness was a condition for having the Muses inspire you.
  1. There is no command, example or remote inference of godly people every doing congregational singing with or without instruments from Genesis until after the Reformation.
  2. From Genesis to Revelation musical instruments gained their superstitious power so that people could make mind-altering sounds and convince the public that the GODS were inside and they should support the world's first professional for their services.
  3. The Spirit OF Christ in the prophets defines REST as excluding self-pleasure or even speaking your own words. Paul repeats that in Romans 14-15.  Church is prophesied to be an "umbrella" as a shelter from the roaring winds of religious merchandising. Therefore, Jesus said that the kingdom does not come with observation: that meant religious observations which people impose to ASSIST the role of disciples to be students
  4. Christ in the prophets and all contemperoneous literature notes that religious instruments were imposed by Satan to force people to abandon the Living Word and now the Written Word.  That needs no proving if you listen to most modern sermons and songs.
  5. From Genesis and the serpent as a Musical Enchanter(ess) to Revelation and the Babylon mother of harlots, rhetorical and musical performers are called sorcerers or witches (Revelation 18)
    Pind. N. 7[20] And I expect that the story of Odysseus came to exceed his experiences, through the sweet songs of Homer, since there is a certain solemnity in his lies and winged artfulness, and poetic skill deceives, seducing us with stories, and the heart of the mass of men is blind. For if [25] they had been able to see the truth, then mighty Aias, in anger over the arms, would never have planted in his chest the smooth sword
  6. And yet with not a jot or tittle for authority people still try to build mega-churches using the Jacob-cursed and God-abandoned Levites as their pattern to say  that God COMMANDED instrumental praise (whatever that means).
  7. This neuteralizes God's rest so they can Read and Learn of Him.

    -Pindar, Pythian Odes 4:[216] Aphrodite [ZOE] of Cyprus brought the maddening bird to men for the first time, and she taught the son of Aeson skill in prayerful incantations, so that he could rob Medea of reverence for her parents, and a longing for Greece would lash her, her mind on fire, with the whip of Persuasion. [220] And she quickly revealed the means of performing the labors set by her father; and she mixed drugs with olive oil as a remedy for hard pains, and gave it to him to anoint himself. They agreed to be united with each other in sweet wedlock

1Corinthians 12:1 Now concerning spiritual gifts, brethren, I would not have you ignorant.
1Corinthians 12:2 Ye know that ye were Gentiles,
carried away unto these dumb idols, even as ye were led.

Every concept in the Bible has a similar understanding in the natural religions of the world.  Before intentionally sowing discord by trying to ENHANCE what is called "worship services" a true disciple will want to understand how words or concepts were understood in the training of a Paul also guided into all truth after he was caused to see and hear the risen Spirit Jesus.  This does not mean that all of the various meanings were in the mind of Paul but anyone sowing discord would have to deny all of the evil effects of religious observations which are not the same as School of Christ.

"Philodemos considered it paradoxical that music should be regarded as veneration of the gods while musicians were paid for performing this so-called veneration. Again, Philodemus held as self-deceptive the view that music mediated religious ecstasy. He saw the entire condition induced by the noise of cymbals and tambourines as a disturbance of the spirit. (Paul called it mad or insane)

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

"According to Philo, the gods of the pagans exploit this weakness of men. For the sake of a better effect, and with the intention of more easily cheating their devotes, that they have set their lies to melodies, rhythms and meters.." (Quasten, p. 52)

"Music, in all its various branches is represented as having been taught to man by his divine and divine-human ancestors, such as Isis-Osiris, Thoth, Edris (in the Koran), etc. It is one of the elements of the power known as mantrikasakti. Music was represented as one of four divisions of mathematics, the others being arithmetic, astronomy, and geometry.

To make sense of this statement one must show that
  1. The Corinthians were ignorant about spiritual gifts: the SPEAK word involved in tongues also includes musical instruments which they knew to have a mystical influence on their feelings which the merchants sold as the gods inside.
  2. Their background was as pagan Gentiles.
  3. They were "Carried Away": it is fair to ask what that means Carried Away?
These are links you can follow and try to find any good that comes from Making Music when Jesus Comes so that we can find REST and "Come learn of Him."
Apagō V. lead away, 
b. n Logic, reduce, “eis adunaton” kōmos , ho,
V. lead away, divert from the subject, esp. by sophistry, “apo tou ontos epi tounantion” Pl.Phdr.262b;
Orgizō   provoke to anger, irritate   [Music produces Fight, Flight or Sexual urges]

Therefore, demands Paul:
    Let the men lift holy palms so that they do not encourage wrath: orgy
    Let the women keep silence as a way to identify mostly women in performances
    SO THAT everyone can come to a knowledge of The Truth.

Aduna^t-os. of persons, unable to do a thing II. eis to a. apagōgē” reductio ad impossibile, APr. 29b5; ho dia tou a. sullogismos,
Apa^gōgē , , A.leading away, of troops, X.An.7.6.5; dragging away, rape, “gunaikōn”
IV. in Logic, shifting of the basis of argument: hence of argument based on a probable or agreed assumption,
Jesus didn't even pray for the world or Cosmic Order and God hid from th ewise or sophists meaning rhetoricians, singers and instrument players claiming mediatorial powers.  Kosmos (derived from Phythagoras) is connected to the Komos.  The Phythagorians in Rome was one of the sects in Rome who invented music as connected to the starry host.
kosmos ,  metaph., of ornaments of speech, such as epithets, Id.9.9 (pl.), Arist.Rh.1408a14, Po.1457b2, 1458a33; hadumelē k. keladein to sing sweet songs of praise, Pi.O.11 (10).13 (s.v.l.).
Pind. O. 11 My tongue wants to foster such themes; [10] 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,
        [15] 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.

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”
        kōmos , ho, A. revel, carousal, merry-making, “deipna kai sun aulētrisi kōmoi” Pl.Tht.173d;
        aul-ētris , idos, , A. flute-girl, Simon.178, Ar.Ach.551, X.HG2.2.23, Pl.Prt.347d,
“kōmoi kai euphrosunai” B.10.12; “deipna kai sun aulētrisi kōmoi” Pl.Tht.173d
This is what happened at Mount Sinai:

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

, Ep. euphr-, fut. Att.155.12, Pi.I.7(6).3   II. Pass., make merry, enjoy oneself, enjoy a pleasure in my stead,

Pind. I. 6 Just as we mix the second bowl of wine when the men's symposium is flourishing, here is the second song of the Muses for Lampon's children and their athletic victories: first in Nemea, Zeus, in your honor they received the choicest of garlands,

Pind. I. 7   In which of the local glories of the past, divinely blessed Thebe, did you most delight your spirit? Was it when you raised to eminence the one seated beside Demeter of the clashing bronze cymbals, flowing-haired [5] Dionysus? Or when you received, as a snow-shower of gold in the middle of the night, the greatest of the gods, when he stood in the doorway of Amphitryon, and then went in to the wife to beget Heracles?

But since ancient grace sleeps, and mortals are forgetful of whatever does not reach the highest bloom of skillful song, joined to glorious streams of words, [20] then begin the victory procession with a sweet-singing hymn for Strepsiades;
Komos 2. concrete, band of revellers, “k. euiou theou” Id.Ba.1167 (lyr.); esp. of the procession which celebrated a victor in games, Pi.P.5.22, etc.: generally, rout, band
II. the ode sung at one of these festive processions, Pi.P.8.20, 70, O.4.10, B.8.103; “meligaruōn tektones kōmōn” Pi.N.3.5, cf. Ar.Th.104, 988
Plat. Theaet. 173d  do not even know where the court-room is, or the senate-house, or any other public place of assembly; as for laws and decrees, they neither hear the debates upon them nor see them when they are published; and the strivings of political clubs after public offices, and meetings, and banquets, and revellings with chorus girls—it never occurs to them even in their dreams to indulge in such things
Aristoph. Ach. 551 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. 
Plat. Phaedrus 262b Socrates
The the case, then, of those whose opinions are at variance with facts and who are deceived, this error evidently slips in through some resemblances. Then he who does not understand the real nature of things will not possess the art of making his hearers pass from one thing to its opposite by leading them through the intervening resemblances, or of avoiding such deception himself?
I have no mind to stand agape at a number of singers,
        nor do I desire to be
affected in sympathy with
        a man when he is winking and gesticulating in an unnatural manner."...
             "Why should I admire the mythic piper...
              We leave you to these
worthless things;
              and do you believe our
              or, like us, give up yours." (Tatian to the Greeks, Ante-Nicene, Vol. II, p. 75).
-Plat. Sym. 197a If Apollo invented archery and medicine and Divination [daimōn panta kuberna] it was under the guidance of Desire and Love; so that he too may be deemed a disciple of Love as likewise may the [197b] Muses in music, Hephaestus in metal-work, Athene in weaving and Zeus ““in pilotage of gods and men.”” Hence also those dealings of the gods were contrived by Love—clearly love of beauty—astir in them, for Love has no concern with ugliness;

Erōs ephapsētai, skoteinos; toxikēn ge mēn kai iatrikēn kai mantikēn Apollōn anēuren epithumias kai erōtos hēgemoneusantos,
Eros (A), S.El.197, “eros lusimelēs” Hes.Th.910,
II. as pr.n., Eros, the god of love, Hes.Th.120, Alcm. 36, Sapph.74, Theoc.29.22.
Hes. Th. 910 Persephone whom Aidoneus carried off from her mother; but wise Zeus gave her to him. [915] 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. And Leto was joined in love with Zeus who holds the aegis, [920] and bore Apollo and Artemis delighting in arrows

And one day they taught Hesiod glorious song while he was shepherding his lambs under holy Helicon, and this word first the goddesses said to me— [25] the Muses of Olympus, daughters of Zeus who holds the aegis: “Shepherds of the wilderness, wretched things of shame, mere bellies,
        we know how to speak many false things as though they were true;
        but we know, when we will, to utter true things.”

Apollo is Abaddon or Apollyon in John and defining the SERVICE of the Jacob-cursed and God-abandoned Levites.

Erōtos...sophian . sophian is here predicate (against Rόckert) and stands for sophias ergon. {ergon meaning hard work which also defines organon or a musical instrument
Sophia , Ion. -, , prop. A.cleverness or skill in handicraft and art,
n music and singing, tekhnē kai s. h.Merc.483, cf. 511; in poetry, Sol.13.52, Pi.O.1.117, Ar.Ra.882, X.An.1.2.8,  in divination, S.OT 502 (lyr.)
Apollōn aneuren. For Apollo as the inventor of toxikē, see Hom. Il. II. 827; of mantikē, Il. I. 72; of iatrikē, 190 E ff. supra. See also h. Hom. Apoll. 131 ff.; and for mantikē in connexion with the cult of Apollo., Rohde Psyche II. pp. 56 ff.
Tox-ikos , ē, on,
Plat. Phaedrus 256d both at the time of their love and afterwards, believing that they have exchanged the most binding pledges of love, and that they can never break them and fall into enmity. And at last, when they depart from the body, they are not winged, to be sure, but their wings have begun to grow, so that the madness of love brings them no small reward; for it is the law that those who have once begun their upward progress shall never again pass into darkness and the journey under the earth, but shall live a happy life in the light as they journey together, and because of their love shall be alike in their plumage when they receive their wings.
Phanos. Illustris: Hesych. phanon: phōteinon kai lampron: cp. Phaedrus 256 D. For gods as didaskaloi and hēgemones

-ma^nia (A), Ion. -, h(, (mainomai) II. enthusiasm, inspired frenzy, “m. Dionusou para” E.Ba.305; “apo Mousōn katokōkhē te kai m.” Pl.Phdr. 245a; theia m., opp. sōphrosunē anthrōpinē, ib.256b, cf. Prt.323b, X. Mem.1.1.16; “tēs philosophou m. te kai bakkheias” Pl.Smp.218b.

Mantikos , ē, on, A. prophetic, oracular, “kleos” A.Ag.1098; m. mukhoi, thronoi, Id.Eu.180,616; “tekhnē” Id.Fr.350.6; m. phēmai oracular sayings, S.OT723; to m. genos, = manteis, Id.Ant.1055; “to m. sperma” E.IA520; m. epipnoia prophetic inspiration, Pl.Phdr.265b; logoi m. ib.275b; “m. zōa”

-Mantis  pl. mantides Suid.s.v. Sibulladiviner, seer, prophet,
ho mantis mantin ekpraxas eme, of Apollo [Abaddon, Apollyon]  and Cassandra, -Id.Ag.1275; of the Pythian priestess, Id.Eu.29; o

[round dance] of this prophetic band, dub. in S.Fr.113. II. a kind of grasshopper, the praying mantis, Mantis religiosa, Theoc.10.18, Dsc.Eup.1.149.

Entheos , on, in later Prose contr. enthous Ph.2.542, App.Hisp.18, Aen.Gaz.Thphr.p.12 B.
A.full of the god, inspired, possessed, e. gunaikes, of the Bacchantes, S.Ant.964 (lyr.); e. Arei possessed by him, A.Th.497; “ek Panos” E.Hipp.141; “hupo tou erōtos” X.Smp.1.10:
Now, we have answered in part the meaning of a modern church assembly being CARRIED AWAY?
Music has always been the Instrumental Means of creating ecstasy or being 'out of your mind' which people THINK comes from God because it strokes all of the PLEASURE CENTERS.  This is the time when they SPEAK as defined as speaking in gibberish or instrumental music which has the same meaning.
A.inspired, “phusis” Pl.Ti.71e; esp. by music, Arist.Pol.1340a11; “ e. sophia” divination, Plu.Sol.12; “e. ekstasis” Iamb.Myst.3.8; “to e.” excitement, Pl.Phdr. 263d
II. Act., inspiring, exciting, of certain kinds of music, Arist.Pol.1341b34; “nosēmata manika kai e.” Comp. “-ōtera, akousmata” Pl.Ep. 314a.
Plat. Tim. 71e as good as they possibly could, rectified the vile part of us by thus establishing therein the organ of divination, that it might in some degree lay hold on truth. And that God gave unto man's foolishness the gift of divination a sufficient token is this: no man achieves true and inspired divination when in his rational mind, but only when the power of his intelligence is fettered in sleep or when it is distraught by disease or by reason of some divine inspiration. But it belongs to a man when in his right mind to recollect and ponder both the things spoken in dream or waking vision by the divining and inspired nature, and all the visionary forms that were seen, and by means of reasoning to discern about them all
1Corinthians 12:3 Wherefore I give you to understand,
        that no man speaking by the Spirit of God calleth Jesus accursed:
        and that no man can say that Jesus is the Lord, but by the Holy Ghost.

The problem with being carried away by anything other than the command to SPEAK or READ that which has been written for our learning was and is a present danger.

Ray Downen affirms: and testing proposed activities in the assembly by asking, not whether the activities are on a pre-approved list of "acts of worship,"
but whether these actions build up, encourage, and console the saints (1 Corinthians 14:3 ESV) or (prophesying) might cause a visiting unbeliever to fall "on his face, ' worship God and declare that God is really among you." (1 Corinthians 14:25 ESV).
We will NOT misrepresent either Ray or Jay but simply try to determine the MEANING of build up, encourage and console the assembly.  There are no ACTS of "worship in five acts." The ONLY worship word for the godly people quarantined to the synagogue or in the New Testament means to GIVE ATTENTION to Christ by giving attention to His Word.   If you "give attention" to musical performers then you are worshiping them: they suck up all of your thinking ability.  If you sing silly praise ditties then you are worshiping the composer.

Edification in the assembly is defined to mean ONLY Education: When a Disciple of Christ commanded to teach and observe what HE commanded to be taught you know that you are in trouble when someone wants to PERFORM when the only reason for the assembly is to hear the Word PREACHED by being READ.

Paul warned about women because in NORMAL civil society a man would not be caught dead singing and playing in instrument.  This was always the mark of Idolatry by female musicians. Certainly God does not give TALENT to do something which has historically been the mark of the effeminate.
"The name of psaltery entered Christian literature in the 3rd century B.C. translation of the Old Testament called the Septuagint where, in the Psalms, nebel was translated psalterion. Thus, Nebuchadnezzar's idolatrous ensemble included the Aramic psantria. Notice, also, that the book of Psalms has also become known as the Psalter (or psalterium), from the hymns sung with this harp. Source

"Women and girls from the different ranks of society were proud to enter the service of the gods as singers and musicians. The understanding of this service was universal: these singers constituted the 'harem of the gods'." (Quasten)

Ray Downen affirms: Those who use 1 Corinthians 14 in their anti-instrumental polemics
        or seeking to justify human traditions
        which differ from the apostle's pointers,
        never approach the question asking the same questions

Churches of Christ do not make verbal war.  The command to SPEAK which got changed into SING is the historic practice: it would never go ANTI-instrumental and take no notice unless a historic urge to "unity" trying to convince everyone that instrumental music is a gift of God and those who don't conform are pretty evil.

First, it is nothing less than a lie to say that NOT using instruments or machines for doing hard work is JUST human traditions.  Disciples learn by reading ALL of the Text and seeing that the POINTERS are always to pagan practices BEFORE Paul defines the Christian assembly which almost by definition CANNOT fall into such disrespect.

Ray Downen affirms:  Paul asks: does the instrument help build up, encourage, or console the saints or draw unbelievers toward worship? If so, they are approved. That's Paul's reasoning.

Paul will equate speaking in tongues and making instrumental noise: the ONLY worship concept for the Church in the Wilderness for the godly people and which never changed was to "give attendance to the Word of God." Anything you do such as musical performance to DRAW PEOPLE TOWARD WORSHIP would be defined as LEGALISM and assume more power than the Word as the only DRAWING power.
2 Chronicles 5.
David Faust: I . In the Old Testament the Lord didn't merely "permit" the use of musical instruments as aids to worship. He commanded their use.

2. In the old Testament the Lord didn't merely "permit' the use of musical instruments as aids to worship. He blessed their use.

2Chr. 5:12 Also the Levites which were the singers, all of them of Asaph, of Heman, of Jeduthun,
        with their sons and their brethren, being arrayed in white linen,
        having cymbals and psalteries and harps,
        stood at the east end of the altar,
        and with them an hundred and twenty priests sounding with trumpets:)

The Jews had been turned over to worship the starry host: Apollo was one of the SUN gods. Performing music according to SET RULES is the only definition of legalism.

2 chron 5:12] tam Levitae quam cantores id est et qui sub Asaph erant et qui sub Heman et qui sub Idithun filii et fratres eorum vestiti byssinis cymbalis et psalteriis et citharis concrepabant stantes ad orientalem plagam altaris cumque eis sacerdotes centum viginti canentes tubis

There was no tuneful singing known to these singers: their songs would be more like screeching and screaming with no musical meter.  For instance, the Latin words all point to Apollo or Dionysus
cantor , ōris, m. cano,
3 (mutato nomine cantorem pro musico dicit, Acron.): Thamyras,” Prop. 2 (3), 22, 19. “cantor Apollo,” Hor. A. P. 407 (cf. Apollo) In a contemptuous sense: “cantor formularum,” Cic. de Or. 1, 55, 236; cf. Plaut. Ps. 1, 3, 132.— And with gen. of the person (conformably to cano, II. B.), an extoller, eulogist: “cantores Euphorionis,” Cic. Tusc. 3, 19, 45

IV. (Acc. to forma, I. B. 4.) Jurid. t. t., a form, rule, method, formula for regulating judicial proceedings (the usual meaning; cf.: “norma, regula, praescriptum): ut stipulationum et judiciorum formulas componam?” Cic. Leg. 1, 4 fin.: “in testamentorum formulis, hoc est, in medio jure civili versari,” id. de Or. 1, 39 fin.;On the formulae of actions, constituting a sort of code of procedure,
Musical performance when Jesus is silenced is the ONLY "act of worship" which is works-intensive, uses instruments or machines for doing hard work mostly making war, requires years of FORMULA training, rehearsing, performing and critiquing by the rest of the paying audience who are not impressed.
Nope! Paul understood that EDIFY in the assembly ONLY means to EDUCATE.  The most ancients understood that musical sounds produced what modern medicine confirms: the impulse of Fight, Flight or Sexual stimulus. Arousal singing is the LADED BURDEN Jesus came to remove along with the burden laders. Jesus called the Scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites. He quotes from Isaiah and Ezekiel 33. God told Ezekiel that people would repudiate his words along with the words of God: Christ in Ezekiel names self-speakers, singers and instrument players. Christ defined all of the hypocritic performances as NOTHING, just nothing at all.

Paul asks: Can you really have any interest in the Words of Christ when you prove to be what he repudiated.
Eph. 3:8 Unto me, who am less than the least of all saints, is this grace given,
        that I should preach among the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ;
Eph. 3:9 And to make all men see what is the fellowship of the mystery,
        which from the beginning of the world hath been hid in God,
        who created all things by Jesus Christ:
Eph. 3:10 To the intent that now unto
        the principalities and powers in heavenly places might be known
        by the church the manifold wisdom of God,  

Eph 4:10 He that descended is the same also that ascended up far above all heavens,
        that he might
fill all things.)
Eph 4:11 And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers

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


Eph 4:14 That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, 
        and carried about with every wind of doctrine,
        by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness whereby they lie in wait to deceive;
The only thing you can do is to Speak that which is written for our learning: anything you do to ENHANCE the word of God is pretty evil. You can take your pick about things that CARRY YOU AWAY for their own purposes--the definition of heresy or sectarianism--but all recorded history notes that musical performances have always been ways for religionists to fleece the widows and honest working people.
klu^dōn-izō  “dēmos tarassomenos kai -izomenos” J.AJ9.11.3; to be tossed about, “panti anemō tēs didaskalias” Ep.Eph.4.14.

Peripherō , 4.  carry round, publish, make known,
8 turn round, make dizzy, turn mad, “ sukophantia p. sophon” LXXEc.7.8(7):—Pass., to be turned giddy,
2 wander about, X.Cyn.3.5; “logos . . anoētōs p. en sumposiō” Plu.2.716f; to be unstable,
The symposium was were people got drunk on wine or were "fluted down with wine."

ano-ētos 2. not within the province of thought.  without discursive thought,
b. c. gen., not understanding, “theou” Max.Tyr. 41.5; “tēs phōnēs” phōn-ē  I. mostly of human beings, of the battle-cry of an army. of the cries of market-people,
4. of sounds made by inanimate objects, mostly Poet., “kerkidos ph.” S.Fr.595; “suriggōn” E.Tr.127 (lyr.); “aulōn” Mnesim.4.56 (anap.); rare in early Prose, “organōn phōnai”
organon , to, (ergon, erdō)
3. musical instrument, Simon.31, f.l. in A.Fr.57.1 ; ho men di' organōn ekēlei anthrōpous, of Marsyas, Pl.Smp.215c ; aneu organōn psilois logois ibid., cf. Plt.268b ; “o. polukhorda” Id.R.399c, al.; “met' ōdēs kai tinōn organōn”
su_kophant-ia , , II. quibble, sophism, Arist.Rh. 1402a15, cf. EE1221b7.
Ecclesiastes 7:7 Surely oppression maketh a wise man mad; and a gift destroyeth the heart.

Sophos , ē, on, A.skilled in any handicraft or art, clever “mantis” Id.Th.382;
mostly of poets and musicians, Pi.O.1.9, P.1.42, 3.113; en kithara s. E.IT1238 (lyr.), cf. Ar.Ra.896 (lyr also en oiōnois, kithara, E. IT662, 1238 (lyr.);
II. of things, cleverly devised, wise, “nomos” traditions
Panourg-κma , atos, to, A.knavish trick, villainy,  SOPHIST. panourgeuma. Panourgeo play the knave, similr to citharizo
1Cor. 3:18 Let no man deceive himself. If any man among you
        seemeth to be wise [sophos] in this world,
        let him become a fool, that he may be wise.
1Cor. 3:19 For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God.
        For it is written,
        He taketh the wise  sophia
        in their own craftiness. pa^nourg-ia
1Cor. 3:20 And again,
        The Lord knoweth the thoughts of the wise, sophōn
        that they are vain.
Sophis-teia , , A.sophistry, D.S.12.53, Plu.2.78f, D.L.2.113, etc.; opp. sophia [skill], Ph.1.10; s. mantikκ, of Balaam, Apollon name of a number. The number of a man

2. technκ m. faculty of divination, prophecy. Having a daimonios heaven-sent, miraculous, marvellous Erist-ikos A. eager for strife or battle 2. involving a contest (or perh. debate), pros ton dialektikon, technκ sophistry, sullogismos, logos, sophism, fallacy,II. esp.fond of wrangling or arguing.

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.

1Corinthians 13:1 Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels [no comma]

                        and have not charity,
                        I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal.

Speak the tongues of "angels" and have not love are connected.  Instrumentalists think that they can "speak in tongues" with musical instruments AND also have love.  Jesus calls us into assembly to Rest, Read and Rehearse His Words: that means SPEAK and MEDITATE since psallo has never been used of musical melody.  Meditating melody is Grace in Colossians 3:16 and grace means "the influence on the heart" of what you SPEAK from "that which is written." Why would a person pretend to have talent FROM God and do all in their power to silence the voice of Jesus when the elders "teach that which has been taught."

The SPEAK words are used in various ways:
        One word is used of speaking in tongues and playing instruments.
        Another word is defined to mean speaking the Words of God.
        The LOGOS-based speak words are the OPPOSITE of rhetoric, poetry or music.

If you speak GIBBERISH you are like Sounding Brass and tinkling: worthless, vain.
If you speak a minor dialect rather in a koine-assembly you are worthless as sounding brass and a tinkling cymbal. You must translate or have another person translate: you cannot TRANSLATE the noise of a musical instruments.
Paul repudiates anything which does not edify meaning EDUCATE in the assembly for that sole purpose.

The ORGAN or musical instrument is derived from ugab or making love

H5689 ‛βgab aw-gab' A primitive root; to breathe after, that is, to love (sensually):—dote, lover.
The Pipe (Heb. ugab). The organ was the other instrument mentioned in Genesis 4:21. This instrument is not mentioned in the list of the musical instruments used in the temple and was not an organ, but rather a shepherd's pipe or flute. The only reference to ugab is in Job 21:12; 30:31 and in Psalm 150:4.

Its (pipe = to love passionately) was apparently a secular instrument and is never listed in the temple orchestra; only in Ps. 150:4 it is mentioned in a religious (but not ritual) function. Its ethos was not blameless at all, as we see from Genesis Rabbah 50:

'The angels said to Lot: 'There are players of the pipe (organ) in the country, hence it ought to be destroyed'." Its rabbinical identification with the aboda, the flute of the notorious Syrian bayaderes, emphasizes the erotic element which already the Hebrew name suggests." (Interpreter's Dictionary of the Bible, p. 460, Abingdon).

This is not speaking as in the command to SPEAK one to another to teach and comfort. Sounding brass and tinkling cymbals here are identifying marks of people who have NO LOVE. Even if they COULD speak all of the languages in the world there would be no love. The command is to SPEAK or LOGOS the Word of Christ which is the opposite of rhetoric, singing or playing instruments. Speaking in the tongues of angels was IN FACT making music in tongues.

La^l-eō , Mark of the Locusts
II.  chatter, Opposite. articulate speech, as of locusts, chirp, Theoc.5.34; mesēmbrias lalein tettix (sc. eimi), a very grasshopper to chirp at midday, 
III.  of musical sounds, “aulō [flute] laleō” Theoc.20.29; of trees, v.supr.1.2; “di'aulou [flute] ē salpiggos l.”[trumpet] Arist. Aud.801a29; of Echomagadin lalein sound the magadis,  [double flute]

Paul commanded:
Romans 14:19 Let us therefore follow after the things which make for peace,
        and things wherewith one may edify another. [educate: no teams]

The NACC imposes something they KNOW can destroy the PEACE.
The NACC imposes something which CANNOT teach or Edify.

Christ had Habakkuk 2:19 issue some direct commands

Habakkuk 2:19 Woe unto him that
        saith to the wood, Awake; to the dumb stone,
        Arise, it shall teach! Behold, it is laid over with gold and silver,
        and there is no breath at all in the midst of it.

David was devoted to the Worship of the Starry host and praised God in the FIRMAMENT: The NACC 2013 is going to do COSMIC WORSHIP this year.

Psalms 57:8 Awake up, my glory; awake, psaltery and harp: I myself will awake early.

This performance intended to AWAKEN God or call HIm into assembly: John Hyrcannus outlawed singing these awakening psalms.
"Ps 44:23: "Awake, O Lord! Why do you sleep? Rouse yourself! Do not reject us forever." The Talmud tells us that John Hyrcanus suppressed the practice because it recalled too readily a pagan custom." (Roland de Vaux, p. 247)
The DIRECT COMMAND of the Spirit OF Christ is:

Habakkuk 2:20 But the LORD is in his holy temple: let all the earth keep silence before him.

Psallo means pluck with your fingers but never with a plectrum.
Paul proves that the LOCUSTS are the MUSES in Johns knowledge base: dirty adulteresses.
The Psalmist includes psalter and harp.

The Voice of Angels still claimed by religious musicians claiming to be MEDIATORS is proof that one does not have love.

Aggelos,  of a loquacious person 2.  generally, one that announces or tells, e.g. of birds of augury, Il.24.292,296; Mousōn aggelos,

The Divine Throne- Chariot, from the Dead Sea Scrolls
The ministers of the Glorious Face in the
abode of the gods of knowledge fall down before him, and the cherubim utter blessings.

        And as they rise up , there is a divine small voice and loud praise ;
        there is a divine small voice as they fold their wings.

The cherubim bless the image of the Throne-Chariot above the firmament, and they praise the majesty of the fiery firmament beneath the seat of his glory. And between the turning wheels,

angels of holiness come and go, as it were a fiery vision of most holy spirits; and about them flow seeming rivulets of fire, like gleaming bronze, a radiance of many gorgeous colors, of marvelous pigments magnificiently mingled.

The Spirits of the Living God move perpetually with the glory of the wonderful Chariot. The small voice of blessing accompanies the tumult as they depart, and on the path of their return they worship the Holy One, Ascending they rise marvelously ; settling, they stay still. The sound of joyful praise is silenced and there is a small voice of blessing in all the camp of God.

IN CHAPTER 14 INSTEAD of spiritual gifts which is never flute:

1Corinthians 14:1 Follow after charity, and desire spiritual gifts,
        but rather that ye may prophesy

There were no PROPHETS in Corinth to reveal the Word of God: if they needed to knowanything Paul would write them another letter. The direct command was to READ the letters: we don't often SING tidbits of a letter.

The word RATHER defines prophesying as READING the prophetic message as delivered to them. Prophesying in the showing forth sense does not PRESUME to add to that letter.

1Corinthians 14:2 For [what I mean is] he that speaketh in an unknown tongue speaketh not unto men,
        but unto God [generic]: for no man understandeth him;
        howbeit in the [his] spirit he speaketh mysteries.

The assembly is commanded to be SPEAK ONE TO ANOTHER and never LISTEN to musical noise.

No man understands tongues or instruments which make SOUNDS.

La^l-eō , Mark of the Locusts
II.  chatter, Opposite. articulate speech, as of locusts, chirp, Theoc.5.34; mesēmbrias lalein tettix (sc. eimi), a very grasshopper to chirp at midday, 
III.  of musical sounds, “aulō [flute] laleō” Theoc.20.29; of trees, v.supr.1.2; “di'aulou [flute] ē salpiggos l.”[trumpet] Arist. Aud.801a29; of Echomagadin lalein sound the magadis,  [double flute]
para-klēsis , A. calling to one's aid, summons, hoi ek paraklēseōs
II.  exhortation, address, “pros ton okhlon” Th.8.92 ; ou p. heurontes, alla parainesin grapsantes not a mere address to their feelings, but counsel to act rightly,
III.  consolation, LXX Is.30.7, Na.3.7, Ep.Hebr.6.18, Phalar.Ep.103.1.
1John 1:1 That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands have handled, of the Word of life;
1John 1:2 (For the life was manifested, and we have seen it, and bear witness,
        and shew unto you that eternal life,
        which was with the Father, and was manifested unto us;)
1John 1:3 That which we have seen and heard declare we unto you,
        that ye also may have fellowship with us:
        and truly our fellowship is with the Father,
        and with his Son Jesus Christ.
1John 1:4 And these things write we unto you, that your joy may be full.
1John 1:5 This then is the message which we have heard of him, a

        nd declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all.
If the person was really REVEALING the will of God Paul would want it interpreted and not revealed in gibberish or by the use of lifeless instruments meaning carnal weapons.

Paramu_th-ia , ,
A.  encouragement, exhortation, Pl.R.450d, Phld.Ir.p.65 W.(pl.) ; reassurance, gentle persuasion, Pl.Phd.70b, Lg.720a.
Plat. Rep. 450d For which reason one as it were, shrinks from touching on the matter lest the theory be regarded as nothing but a ‘wish-thought,’1 my dear friend.” “Do not shrink,” he said, “for your hearers will not be inconsiderate [2 agnōmones]  nor distrustful nor hostile.” And I said, “My good fellow, is that remark intended to encourage me?” “It is,” he said. “Well, then,” said I, “it has just the contrary effect. For, if I were confident that I was speaking with knowledge, it would be an excellent encouragement.

Plat. Laws 720a but declare at once what must be done and what not, and state the penalty which threatens disobedience, and so turn off to another law, without adding to his statutes a single word of encouragement and persuasion?
2.  consolation,  diversion, distraction, Pl.Sph.224a.
Plat. Soph. 224a Stranger
Take, therefore, the liberal arts [mousikē, including music or anything YOU do] in general that constantly go about from city to city, bought in one place and carried to another and sold—painting, and conjuring, and the many other things that affect the soul, which are imported and sold partly for its entertainment and partly for its serious needs; we cannot deny that he who carries these about and sells them constitutes a merchant properly so called, no less than he whose business is the sale of food and drink.

2Cor. 2:17 For we are not as many, which corrupt the word of God:
        but as of sincerity, but as of God, in the sight of God speak we in Christ.
kapēl-euō ,
A. to be a retail-dealer, drive a petty trade, Hdt.1.155, 2.35, Isoc.2.1, Nymphod.21, IG11(2).161 A16 (Delos, iii B. C.), BGU1024 vii 23 (iv A. D.); di' apsukhou boras sitois kapēleu' drive a trade, chaffer with your vegetable food, E.Hipp.953.

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

"Those who lord it over the people will soon begin to destroy Them. The word Balaam means 'the destroyer of the people.' If we turn back to the history of this strange figure as recorded in the book of Numbers we find that which clarifies three passages in the New Testament where 'the error of Balaam' (Jude 11), 'the way of Balaam' (II Pet. 2:15) and 'the doctrine of Balaam' are discussed." (Barnhouse, D.G., Revelation, Zondervan, p. 54
3.  relief from, abatement of, “phthonou” Plu.Them.22 ; “tōn ponōn kai tōn kindunōn” Id.Dio 52, etc.; p. talaipōrountōn, of sleep, Secund.Sent. 13.
4. explanation, solution of a difficulty, “p. pros tēn aporian”
Plut. Dio 52 while he was regarded by the people of that time as the greatest of living men, and was thought to be blessed with courage and good fortune beyond any other commander  he was nevertheless so modest in his dress, his attendance, and his table, just as though he were messing with Plato in the Academy, and not living among captains of mercenaries and paid soldiers, who find in their daily feastings, and other enjoyments, a solace for their toils and perils.
Phthon-eō II. refuse from feelings of envy or ill-will, grudge
c. acc. et inf., “ti phthoneeis . . aoidon terpein;” Od.1.346:
“dia sophian ph. hupo tinos” X.Mem.4.2.33;
“paidikois ph. ousian kektēmenois” Pl.Phdr.240a, cf. Lys.27.11
paid-ikos , ē, on,
for or like a child, whether boy or girl, but more commonly the former, boyish, “erōs” Pl.R.608a, cf. S.Fr.841; “peos” Ar.Lys.415; p. khoros the chorus of boys, Lys.21.4;
3. puerile, “phthonos” Id.Phlb.49a; “ēlithion kai lian p.” Arist.EN1176b33.
II. of or for a beloved youth, humnoi p. love-songs, B.Fr.3.12; p. logos a love-tale, X.Cyr.1.4.27; paidika (sc. melē), such as the twenty-ninth Idyll of Theoc.
melos , eos, to,
kata melē -ea) limb by limb, like meleisti, Pi.O.1.49, Hdt.1.119;
B. esp. musical member, phrase: hence, song, strain, first in h.Hom.19.16 (pl.), of the nightingale (the Hom. word being molpē)
2. music to which a song is set, tune, Arist.Po.1450a14; opp. rhuthmos, metron, Pl.Grg. 502c; opp. rhuthmos, rhēma, Id.Lg.656c; Krētikon, Karikon, Iōnikon m
“en m. phtheggesthai” Pl.Sph.227d; para melos incorrectly, inopportunely,
3. melody of an instrument, “phormigx d' au phtheggoith' hieron m. ēde kai aulos” Thgn.761; “aulōn pamphōnon m.” Pi.P.12.19;
phtheggomai , Od.10.228,
I. of the human voice, “anthrōpēiē phōnē ph.” Hdt.2.57; “apo glōssas” Pi. l.c.
of the battle-cry, X.An. 1.8.18; of the recitative of the chorus, Id.Oec.8.3; “ouketi porrō dithurambōn ph.” Pl.Phdr.238d;
3. of inanimate things, of a door, creak, Ar.Pl.1099; of thunder, X.Cyr. 7.1.3; of trumpets, Id.An.4.2.7, 5.2.14; of the flute, Id.Smp.6.3, Thgn.532; of the lyre, “phormigx ph. hiron melos” Id.761, cf. Arist. Metaph.1019b15; of an earthen pot, eite hugies eite sathron ph. whether it rings sound or cracked, Pl.Tht.179d; ph. palamēsi to clap with the hands, Nonn.D.5.106, cf. AP9.505.17 (dub.).
mustēri-on , to, (mustēs, mueō) A. mystery or secret rite: mostly in pl., ta m. the mysteries, first in Heraclit.14, cf. Hdt.2.51 (of the mysteries of the Cabiri in Samothrace), etc.; esp. those of Demeter at Eleusis, A.Fr.479, S. Fr.804, E.Supp.173, Ar.Ra.887,
ta tēs theou (sc. Megalēs Mētros
II. Dionysius the tyrant called mouse-holes mustēria mus, tērein), Ath.3.98d.
Hdt.2.51; ta megala (sc. mustēria)“ memuēsai, prin ta smikra” Pl. Grg.497c; “ta erōtika muēthēnai” Id.Smp.209e, cf. Phdr.250c; “
Hdt. 2.51 These customs, then, and others besides, which I shall indicate, were taken by the Greeks from the Egyptians. It was not so with the ithyphallic images of Hermes; the production of these came from the Pelasgians, from whom the Athenians were the first Greeks to take it, and then handed it on to others. [2] For the Athenians were then already counted as Greeks when the Pelasgians came to live in the land with them and thereby began to be considered as Greeks. Whoever has been initiated into the rites of the Cabeiri, which the Samothracians learned from the Pelasgians and now practice, understands what my meaning is. [3] Samothrace was formerly inhabited by those Pelasgians who came to live among the Athenians, and it is from them that the Samothracians take their rites. [4] The Athenians, then, were the first Greeks to make ithyphallic images of Hermes, and they did this because the Pelasgians taught them. The Pelasgians told a certain sacred tale about this, which is set forth in the Samothracian mysteries.
Orgi-a , iōn, 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;
C.), Luc.Syr.D.16, Orph.H.52.5. (Prob. cogn. with erdō, rhezō, cf. ergon, orgeōn.

The word "orgy" comes from the Greek word "orgia" meaning "secret worship".
Mētēr , Dor. matēr
2. of lands, m. mēlōn, thērōn, mother of flocks, of game, Il. 2.696,8.47, etc.; freq. of Earth, “ pantōn m.” Hes.Op.563
“ō gaia mēter” E.Hipp.601; Mētēr, = Dēmētēr, Mētri kai Kourē hortēn agousi Hdt.8.65; also of Rhea

Hdt. 8.65
[4] Every year the Athenians observe this festival for the Mother and the Maiden, and any Athenian or other Hellene who wishes is initiated. The voice which you hear is the ‘Iacchus’ they cry at this festival.” To this Demaratus replied, “Keep silent and tell this to no one else. [5] If these words of yours are reported to the king, you will lose your head, and neither I nor any other man will be able to save you, so be silent. The gods will see to the army.”

Eur. Ba. 78 Chorus
Blessed is he who, being fortunate and knowing the rites of the gods, keeps his life pure and [75] has his soul initiated into the Bacchic revels, dancing in inspired frenzy over the mountains with holy purifications, and who, revering the mysteries of great mother Kybele, [80] brandishing the thyrsos, garlanded with ivy, serves Dionysus.

Go, Bacchae, go, Bacchae, escorting the god Bromius, child of a god, [85] from the Phrygian mountains to the broad streets of Hellas—Bromius,

Iakkhos , ho, Iacchos, mystic name of Dionysus, S.Fr.959, Trag.Adesp.140 (lyr.), Ar.Ra.398, Paus.1.2.4, etc.; Eleusini tou Iaakkhou
2. song in his honour, ho mustikos i. Hdt.8.65, cf. Athenio ap.Posidon.36 J., Anon. ap. Suid.; adein ton I. Hsch. s.v. Diagoras: as Adj., “iakkhos ōda” E.Cyc.69 (lyr.).
2. in pl., Epigr.Gr.985 (Philae): generally, chorus, nekrōn i. E.Tr.1230; tumpanōn
1Corinthians 14:3 But he that prophesieth
        speaketh unto men to edification, and exhortation, and comfort.

This Speaking is
la^l-eōb.  generally, talk, speak, S.Ph.110 (v.l.for lakein)“; kainēn dialekton l.
3. n later writers, = legō, speak,

legō3 5. l. ti to say something, i. e. to speak to the point or purpose, Soph.; legō ti; am I right?
9. to boast of, tell of, Xen.: to recite what is written, labe to biblion kai lege

Aedĭfĭcātĭo ,
III. Fig., building up, instructing, edification.
(a ). Absol.: “loquitur ad aedificationem,” Vulg. 1 Cor. 14, 3; 14, 26.—
(b).With gen.: “ad aedificationem Ecclesiae,” Vulg. 1 Cor. 14, 12; ib. Eph. 4, 12.

Exhortātĭo , [or paramu_th-ia] f. exhortor, I. an exhorting, exhortation, encouraging (mostly post-Aug.; not in Cic.): quae tua exhortatione,   Tac. H. 1, 36;   “studiorum,” Quint. 12, 11, 25.
Tac. Hist. 1.36 Everything was in an uproar with their tumultuous cries and their appeals to each other, which were not, like those of a popular assembly or a mob, the discordant expressions of an idle flattery;
        on the contrary, as soon as they caught sight of any of the soldiers who were flocking in, they seized him gave him the military embrace, placed him close to Otho, dictated to him the oath of allegiance

Quint. Inst. 12 11.25 But, it will be urged, to carry out such a task is difficult and has never been accomplished. To which I reply that sufficient encouragement for study may be found in the fact, firstly, that nature does not forbid such achievement and it does not follow that, because a thing never has been done, it therefore never can be done, and secondly, that all great achievements have required time for their first accomplishment.
consōlātĭo , consoling, consolation, comfort, removing feat.
Paul defines "prophesy" in the other sence to mean to edify (educate), exhort and comfort.  The apostles and prophets would cease when each had delivered his PART of the PERFECT.

II.  expound, interpret, preach, under the influence of the Holy Spirit, Ev.Luc.1.67, Ev.Jo.11.51, Act.Ap.2.17, 19.6, 1 Ep.Cor. 11.4, 13.9, al.: also “dēmiourgōn kheires p. ta poiēmata” Callistr.Stat. 2.


1Corinthians 13:8 Charity never faileth: but whether there be prophecies, they shall fail; whether there be tongues, they shall cease; whether there be knowledge, it shall vanish away.
1Corinthians 13:9 For we know in part, and we prophesy in part.
1Corinthians 13:10 But when that which is perfect is come, then that which is in part shall be done away.

1Corinthians 14:4 He that speaketh in an unknown tongue edifieth himself;
        but he that prophesieth edifieth the church.

It is a fact--as practiced by the Episcopal Church--you prophesy when you read the WORDS of a prophet and are able to say "Thus saith the Lord."

Oikodomeibut also in bad sense, oikodomēthēsetai eis to esthiein will be emboldened, IEp.Cor.8.10 ; cf. anoikodomeō.

1Corinthians 8:10 For if any man see thee which hast knowledge sit at meat in the idol’s temple, shall not the conscience of him which is weak be emboldened to eat those things which are offered to idols;
Ekklēsi-a 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 “ kat' oikon tinos e.” Ep.Rom.16.5 ; as a building, Cod.Just.1.1.5 Intr., etc.

1Corinthians 14:5 I would that ye all spake with tongues,

lingua  2 The tongue or language of a people: “lingua Latina, Graeca,” Cic. Fin. 1, 3, 10: “Graeca et Latina lingua ,A.Since the tongue is an organ of speech, a tongue, utterance, speech, language: “largus opum, lingua melior, A man morally good, An honest man: A man of good standing in the community:

        but rather that ye prophesied: [Speak the inspired information in the known language]
        for greater is he that prophesieth
        than he that speaketh with tongues,
                except he interpret, [you cannot interpret the tongue or a wind instrument}
                that the church may receive edifying.


Interprĕtor , interpres, to explain, expound, interpret, give expression to, translate; to understand, conclude, infer, appreciate, recognize, comprehend.
C. To translate: “recte sententiam (v. the context),” Cic. Fin. 2, 7, 20

iermēn-euō ,
A.  interpret, expound, Plb.3.22.3, Epicur.Nat.1431.17, Phld.Rh.1.84S., 1 Ep.Cor. 14.27; translate, Aristeas 15:—Pass., LXX 2 Ma.1.36, PTaur.1v4, Ph.1.226.
1Corinthians 14:27 If any man speak
                    lŏquor A to speak, declare, show, indicate or express clearly say
                    (in the lang. of common life, in the tone of conversation;
        in an unknown tongue, lingua 
        let it be by two, or at the most by three,
        and that by course;
        and let one interpret.

1Corinthians 14:28 But if there be no interpreter,
         let him keep silence in the church;
         and let him speak to himself, and to God.
si_gaō , 2. metaph. of things, “sigōn d' olethros kai mega phōnount' . . amathunei” A.Eu.935 (anap.); “surigges ou sigōsin” Id.Supp.181;
phōn-eō , (phōnē) . by the words spoken
4. of a musical instrument, sound, E.Or.146 (lyr.); of sounds, hēdu phōnein sound sweetly, Plu.2.1021b; but brontē ph. it has a voice, is significant, X.Ap.12.

surigx , iggos, ,
A.shepherd's pipe, Panspipe, “aulōn suriggōn t' enopē” Il.10.13; “nomēes terpomenoi surigxi” 18.526; “suriggōn enopē” h.Merc.512; “hupo ligurōn suriggōn hiesan audēn” Hes.Sc.278; “ou molpan suriggos ekhōn” S.Ph.213 (lyr.); kalaminē s. Ar.Fr.719; “kat' agrous tois nomeusi surigx an tis eiē” Pl.R.399d.
2. cat-call, whistle, hiss, as in theatres, Id.Lg.700c; cf. “surizō” 11.2, surigmos:—the last part of the nomos Puthikos was called surigges, prob. because it imitated the dying hisses of the serpent Pytho, Str.9.3.10.
3. mouthpiece of the aulos,
In Romans 14 Paul spoke of the diversities in the marketplace where people's slect would be identified by their diet.
Rom. 14:1 Him that is weak in the faith receive ye, but not to doubtful disputations.

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

Commenting on Phil 2:14, MacArthur notes that dialogismos...soon developed the more specific ideas of questioning, doubting, or disputing the truth of a matter. In Romans 14:1, the word is used of passing judgment on another believer’s opinions and in 1 Timothy 2:8 it is rendered “dissension.” Whereas grumbling is essentially emotional, disputing is essentially intellectual. A person who continues to murmur and grumble against God will eventually argue and dispute with Him. (MacArthur, J. Philippians. Chicago: Moody Press)

Rom. 14:19 Let us therefore follow after the things which make for peace, 
        and things wherewith one may edify another

Rom. 15:2 Let every one of us please his neighbour for his good to edification.
Ray Downen affirms Just so, in Galatians, where the issue was circumcision and obedience to the Law of Moses, you'd think Paul would straighten them out by telling them the correct laws. And he does ' but he doesn't say a word about the order of worship or what is or isn't authorized. He doesn't argue from the lack of authority for circumcision. Rather, he tells us what matters: "faith working through love" and that nothing else "counts for anything" (Galatians 5:6 ESV).

See Galatians 5 Music is Witchcraft and Recrucifies Christ

Gal 5:5 For we through the Spirit wait for the hope of righteousness by faith.
Gal 5:6 For in Jesus Christ neither circumcision availeth any thing,
        nor uncircumcision;
        but faith which worketh by love.

Instrumental music is NOT by faith: it is NOT a mark of love

Gal 5:7 Ye did run well; who did hinder you
        that ye should not obey the truth?
Gal 5:8 This persuasion cometh not of him that calleth you.
Gal 5:9 A little leaven leaveneth the whole lump.
Gal 5:10 I have confidence in you through the Lord,
        that ye will be none otherwise minded:
        but he that troubleth you shall bear his judgment, whosoever he be.

Galatians 5:11 And I, brethren, if I yet preach circumcision,
        why do I yet suffer persecution?
        then is the offence of the cross ceased.

Galatians 5:12 I would they were even cut off which trouble you.

A. Based on the words Paul uses pointed to the emasculated priests of the mother goddess, Paul intends to CUT OFF the musical performers in the same way the priests were made eunuchs:

A. Based on the words Paul uses pointed to the emasculated priests of the mother goddess, Paul intends to CUT OFF the musical performers in the same way the priests were made eunuchs:

, a.ta gennētika, of eunuchs, Ph.1.89: abs., “apokekommenos” eunuch, LXXDe.23.1, cf.Luc.Eun.8:—Med., make oneself a eunuch, Ep.Gal.5.12, cf. Arr.Epict.2.20.19.

B. John Chrysostom understood Paul's message.
Chrysostom's Commentary on Galatians:
Galatians 5:1.-"With freedom did Christ set us free; stand fast therefore.115 ."
Ver. 12.

"I would that they which unsettle you would even
cut themselves off." And he says well "that unsettle you."  "A man that is heretical after the first and second admonition refuse." (Tit. iii: 10) If they will, let them not only be circumcised, but mutilated. Where then are those who dare to mutilate themselves; seeing that they draw down the Apostolic curse, and accuse the workmanship of God, and take part with the Manichees? ... But if you will not allow this,
why do you not mutilate the tongue for blasphemy, the hands for rapine, the feet for their evil courses, in short, the whole body?
For the ear enchanted by the sound of a flute hath often enervated the soul;
and the perception of a sweet perfume by the nostrils hath bewitched the mind, and made it frantic for pleasure
That defines ALL religious music as witchcraft or sorcery.  The Babylon Mother of harlots in Revelation 17 defines the "lusted after fruits" (Same as in Amos 8) as rhetoricians, singers and instrument players. The WILL be cast alive into the lake of fire.
Catullus,Carmina 63     Notes
Thy timbrel, Mother Cybele, the firstings of thy rite,
And as her tender finger-tips on bull-back hollow rang
She rose a-grieving and her song to listening comrades sang.
The Cymbal, with all of the other "musical" instruments identify the ancient Mother Goddess which appears in the end time in Revelation 17:
Cymbălum  I. gen. plur. cymbalum, Cat. 63, 21), = kumbalon, a cymbal.
I. Prop., an instrument consisting of two hollow plates of brass, which emit a ringing sound when struck together. They were used in the festivals of Cybele and Bacchus [dionysus}, and on other festive occasions; also to hinder the flight of bees, 
"Up Gallae, hie together, haste for Cybele's deep grove,
Hie to the Dindymnean dame, ye flocks that love to rove;
The which affecting stranger steads as bound in exile's brunt
My sect pursuing led by me have nerved you to confront

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

Keleb (h3611) keh'leb; from an unused root mean. to yelp, or else to attack; a dog; hence (by euphemism) a male prostitute: - dog.

For dogs have compassed me: the assembly [multitude, swarm] of the wicked have inclosed me: they pierced my hands and my feet. Ps.22:16

Yea, they are greedy dogs which can never have enough, and they are shepherds that cannot understand: they all look to their own way, every one for his gain, from his quarter. Is.56:11

And 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 raging surge of salty sea and ocean's tyrant hand
As your hate of Venus' [ZOE] hest your manly forms unmann'd,
[Galatians 5 the emasculated]
Gladden your souls, ye mistresses, with sense of error bann'd.
Drive from your spirits dull delay, together follow ye
To hold of Phrygian goddess, home of Phrygian Cybebe,
Where loud the cymbal's voice resounds with timbrel-echoes blending,
And where the Phrygian piper drones grave bass from reed a-bending,

Where toss their ivy-circled heads with might the Maenades
Where ply mid shrilly lullilooes the holiest mysteries,
Where to fly here and there be wont the she-god's vaguing train,
Thither behoves us lead the dance in quick-step hasty strain."

That marks all religious performers as emasculated literally or spiritually: men who played and sang were known to be "drunk, perverted or just having fun."

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