Review: Pilgrim Heart: The Way of Jesus in Everyday Life - Darryl Tippens

Darryl Tippens--Acapella Singing

Book Excerpt: , New Wineskins.
03/06/2007

by Darryl Tippens,
Chapter 12 excerpted from Pilgrim Heart: The Way of Jesus in Everyday Life
March - April, 2007

From Christian Chronicle: It is easy to blame external forces that diminish singing, but to rail against instrumental music does nothing to cause one to love a cappella music.
DEFINING RAILING: Almost all efforts to teach the truth about instrumental music in the assembly had been a direct response to once-Christian universities and journals featuring and encouraging the concept of 'unity' meaning to add instrumentals in order to appease the NACC which has been the prime mover in instrumental discord.  The "wedge" concept also encouraged by universities is the "Musical Worship Team" called ACappella as a way to boost the attendance where pro-instrumentalists have been featured.

It IS blasphemy to claim that God taught something He did NOT teach.  See Jeremiah 23 and the Spirit of Christ. It is blasphemy to teach young preacherlings that God commanded instrumental music under the sacrificial system.  It is blasphemy  or despising Christ to replace His Word with that of musical Composers as pseudo-Scripture.
2Chronicles 32:17 He wrote also letters to rail on the LORD God of Israel, and to speak against him, saying, As the gods of the nations of other lands have not delivered their people out of mine hand, so shall not the God of Hezekiah deliver his people out of mine hand.

Darryl Tippens says that to continue to REFUTE those who attempt to IMPOSE instruments is blasphemy.
blasphēmĭa , ae, f. (blasphēmĭ-um , ii, n., Prud. Psych. 715), = blasphēmia (eccl. Lat.),
I. a reviling, slander, Vulg. Isa. 51, 7; “towards God,blasphemy, Hier. Ep. 62, n. 2; Aug. Verb. Dom. Serm. 11; 14; 15; Vulg. 2 Par. 32, 17; id. Matt. 26, 65.
1Samuel 25:14 But one of the young men told Abigail, Nabal’s wife, saying,
        Behold, David sent messengers out of the wilderness to salute our master; and he railed on them.

Mark 15:29 And they that passed by railed on him, wagging their heads, and saying,
        Ah, thou that destroyest the temple, and buildest it in three days,
blasphēmo , āre,
I.  blasphēmeō (eccl. Lat.), to revile, reproach, Vulg. 1 Par. 20, 7; God and divine things, to blaspheme: “Christum,Prud. Apoth. 415: “nomen Domini,Tert. adv. Jud. 13 fin.; Vulg. Lev. 24, 11; id. Matt. 9. 3; 26, 65.
Luke 23:39 And one of the malefactors which were hanged railed on him, saying, If thou be Christ, save thyself and us.
Blasphēmo , āre, I. v.a., = blasphēmeō (eccl. Lat.), to revile, reproach, Vulg. 1 Par. 20, 7; God and divine things, to blaspheme: “Christum,Prud. Apoth. 415: “nomen Domini,Tert. adv. Jud. 13 fin.; Vulg. Lev. 24, 11; id. Matt. 9. 3; 26, 65.
1Peter 3:9 Not rendering evil for evil, or railing for railing: but contrariwise blessing; knowing that ye are thereunto called, that ye should inherit a blessing.
mălĕdīco (or separately, mălĕ dīco ;
II.  
Esp., to curse, utter a curse upon (eccl. Lat.): “populo huic,Vulg. Num. 22, 6 al.—Hence,
A. mălĕdī-cens , entis, P. a., evil - speaking, foulmouthed, abusive, scurrilous
Jude 9 Yet Michael the archangel, when contending with the devil he disputed about the body of Moses, durst not bring against him a railing accusation, but said, The Lord rebuke thee.
blasphēmĭa , ae, f. (blasphēmĭ-um , ii, n., Prud. Psych. 715), = blasphēmia (eccl. Lat.),
I.
a reviling, slander, Vulg. Isa. 51, 7; “towards God,blasphemy, Hier. Ep. 62, n. 2; Aug. Verb. Dom. Serm. 11; 14; 15; Vulg. 2 Par. 32, 17; id. Matt. 26, 65.
Darryl Tippens: A strong argument for a cappella singing is to experience it in its full power. If one never experiences the soul-stirring power of human voices joyously united in song,
        theological argument
alone will scarcely sustain the tradition.
        If we are honest, we will admit that our own inattention
        and poor choices work against the survival of a cappella singing.


NOT using instruments is NOT traditional since it is associated with idolatry and excluded from the church in the wilderness.  Calling it a tradition is one of those RACA words working psychological violence on weak minds.  If a cappella or ACappella (the castrates singing in the form of the organ) died the church would thrive.

A Disciple of Christ attends School of Christ (Jesus, the Campbells, etal) and does not DO performancing singing.  That would be as Tippens confesses without  knowing it would be engaging in Soothsaying (Miriam, the Levites), Sorcery (speakers, singers, instrument players Revelation 18) or Witches. Even worse it confesses to being of the Fruithood of all priesthoods (Amos, Revelation 18)

Singing as an ACT was imposed about the year 373: there is nothing about congregational singing when we attend the School of Christ where the elders "teach that which has been taught."  If God depends on our musical (a hypocritic art) talent to CONVINCE them not to deliberately sow discord what have we gained.

Any attempt to manipulate the human emotions through external means is called witchcraft or soothsaying (the Levites) or sorcery (Revelation 18).  "Soul stirring" defines the "laded burden" Jesus died to remove and the self-pleasure Paul outlawed in Romans 15 to enable "using one mind and one mouth" to use "that which is written for our learning."  There is nothing a human can do as "private interpration" or further expounding which is not despising the Word of God.  See Peter's absolute rule.
Epilusis (g1955)ep-il'-oo-sis; from 1956; explanation, i.e. application: - interpretation.
Epiluo (g1956) ep-ee-loo'-o; from 1909 and 3089; to solve further, i.e. (fig.) to explain, decide: - determine, expound.

Epi-lusis  A. release from, e. phobôn [fear] didou A.Th.134 (lyr.): abs., exemption from banishment, [purgatory?]. The word dissertio also carries the idea of trying to REMOVE fear by explaining away any worry about keeping laws.
2. . solution, “sophismatōnS.E.P.2.246; explanation, 2 Ep.Pet.1.20,
3089 luō loo'-o A primary verb; to “loosen” (literally or figuratively):—break (up), destroy, dissolve, (un-) loose, melt, put off.

2. solution, sophismatôn  explanation, 2 Ep.Pet.1.20,  2 Pet 3
Sophisma A.acquired skill, method, stage-trick, claptrap, rhetorikos 2. of persons, skilled in speaking, fit to be an orator Pi.O.13.17 2. in less good sense, sly trick, artifice, dikên dounai s. kakôn E.Ba.489 , cf. Hec.258; eph' hêmas tauta paronta s. Th.6.77, cf. D.35.2; stage-trick, claptrap

Pi.O.13.17 Pindar Ode 0.13 [17] 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? [20] Who invented the bridle for the harness of horses, or placed the double king of birds on top of the temples of gods? And in Corinth the sweet-breathing Muse blossoms, and also Ares, with the deadly spears of young men.

4.  spell, Magic:  g4486 rhegnum to sunder by separation of the parts,  a shattering to minute fragments; but not a reduction to the constituent particles, or disrupt, lacerate; by implication to convulse (with spasms); figuratively to give vent to joyful emotions:

Exêgêtês    II. expounder, interpreter, esp. of oracles, dreams, or omens, Hdt.1.78; at Athens, of sacred rites or customs, modes of burial, expiation, etc., spiritual director, of Apollo, Pl.R.427c. b. at Rome, of the pontifices
    The pagan EXEGETE is identical to: Suristikê (sc. technê), hê, the art of piping: used with hythmice, histrionia
First, congregational singing has barely been touched by men dedicated to claiming that NOT using instruments is just "your tradition"  or legalism.  When there has been so much false teachings coming out of the once-Christian colleges, and labeling non-instrumental as ANTI-instrumental fully deserving "taking an act to it" (Dwayne E. Dunning), why call it RAILING against instruments being IMPOSED by men lying about the Bible and recorded history.  "You gonna fail" is truly railing against people who have been little affected by the ploy of "Unity Meetings."
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Second,  a cappella identifies the heresy of The Musical Worship Team: these were the castrated opra singers imported to the Sistine Chapel (cappela, caper, goat) to replace the always falsetto religious singers beginning with the Levites defined as soothsayers.

Jesus Christ as The Holy Spirit is the only mediator between men and God.

Third, reviews of "worship teams" are pretty sure that the effeminate worship leader is the probllem and not the solution. 
"Hebrew music... was used in the luxurious times of the later monarchy the effeminate gallants of israel, reeking with perfumes, and stretched upon their couches of ivory, were wont at their banquets to accompany the song with the tinkling of the psaltery or guitar (Am. v1. 4-6), and amused themselves with devising musical instruments while their nation was perishing... music was the legitimate expression of mirth and gladness, and the indication of peace and prosperity." (Smith's Bible Dictionary, Music, p. 590).

Long before there was any "congregational singing" in The School of Christ:

U.S Jenkins. Lancet 1998; 351: pp. 1877-80 Eunuchs had probably been singing in the Eastern church since early times, but the impetus for producing the castrato voice in western Europe came from the Church of Rome in the later 16th century. The development of complex polyphonic church music, with the elaborate ornamentation much favoured at this time, required voices in the higher register; for this purpose the Papal church choir had used boys and adult male falsettists, mostly imported from Spain, since there was a Papal injunction against women singing in public. But there were disadvantages in the use of children's voices because of their lack of power and their short-lived nature, while the sound of the falsetto was regarded as being inferior to that of the castrato. There is mention of a castrato in a Roman Church choir as early as 1553, but the first official announcement was in 1589 when Pope Sixtus V issued a Bull9 providing for the inclusion of four eunuchs in the choir of St Peter's, Rome. Although the Sistine Chapel was for the private worship of the Pope, and therefore its constitution did not bind the Church as a whole, the practice spread rapidly so that by 1640 castrati were members of all the main choirs of Italy, and they continued to take their place in the Papal chapel for over three centuries.
This is much too late to give support to those who claim that congregational singing was a common practice.
Darryl Tippens: Very importantly, we will reframe the reasons why we sing. For some, singing is important only because it serves as a mark of the true church, a legal requirement, which does little to inspire the love of singing.

The command to SPEAK that which is written for our learning (Romans 15) is defined in the not-musical passages as to TEACH and ADMONISH one another.  If  the command was not violated to use "that which is written" it is remotely possible that some minimal TEACHING and ADMONISHING could happen if you sing loud and tunefully.

Students of the Bible and history understands that prior to the period of Stone, no Baptist, Presbyterian or Methodist used much beyond the Psalter or paraphrased Psalms only.  This is a slander against people who understand that the Bible is radically opposed to instruments and were only used by the Levites to warn any godly person not to come near the not-commanded animal slaughter or they would execute them.  There is not a command, example or remote inference in the Bible that any godly people assembled to perform congregational singing with or without instruments.  I think that the "scholars" are making "a cappella" into a cult so powerful that people will not catch on to the fact that there is no role or dole for worship leaders or Spiritual Formation ministers or liturgists.
Aristotle: Melody Deceives: Aristot. Rh. 3.6  "Poets also make use of this in inventing words, as a melody "without strings" or "without the lyre"; for they employ epithets from negations, a course which is approved in proportional metaphors..

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

The quotation is from the Thebaid of Antimachus of Claros (c. 450 B.C.)In his eulogy of the little hill, he went on to attribute to it all the good qualities it did notad infinitum possess, a process which could obviously be carried on
According to Philo, the gods of the pagans exploit this weakness of men. For the sake of a better effect, and with the intention of more easily cheating their devotes, that they have set their lies to melodies, rhythms and meters.." Click for more.

Continuing with the "fear factor" that "you are going to fail without us," when in fact only a few churches have added instruments even in alternative assemblies thereby splitting the congregation and has not and will not work among disciples.

Darryl Tippens: Will congregational singing survive? Yes, because it is true to the Word of God. Yes, because in song God’s people encounter their Creator. Yes, because God is enthroned on the praises of Israel (Psalm 22:3). Yes, because we mortals cannot resist the God-given urge to express our greatest joys and deepest longings through song.

That's not a fact: rarely would a group of males break out in mind-altering singing unless they weree part of a large group which is always necessary to introduce any new practice.  Probably half of people have a bad reaction to the drug-induced complex harmony.  If group singing was such a magical thing then we might expect a lot more people to pay the ticket price to be dumbed down. 

Don't do that when Jesus comes to be our Teacher please!  All pagans used singing and instruments telling people that their experiences was the gods or demons in their presence.  The Creator is the WORD and Jesus of Nazareth was made to be the living WORD of God. We encounter Jesus Christ (the Holy Spirit) when we accept the gospel to "come to LEARN OF ME."

Psalm 22 is prophetic of Jesus Christ and warns about the "dogs" encompassing him and musically mocking Him to the old rugged cross.
Psalms 22:1 My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?
        why art thou so far from helping me, and from the words of my roaring?
Psalms 22:2 O my God, I cry in the daytime,
        but thou hearest not; and in the night season, and am not silent.
Psalms 22:3 But thou art holy, O thou that inhabitest the praises of Israel.

Psalm 21.4  tu autem in sancto habitas Laus Israhel

habitas To hold, keep, possess, cherish, entertain,
laus, laudis praise, commendation, glory, fame, renown, esteem (cf.: gloria, praeconium, elogium).
II.A. A praiseworthy thing, a ground for praise, a laudable or glorious action, a laudable enterprise; a merit, desert
B. Of things, estimation, worth, value, repute

HERE IS THE JESUS PATTERN FOR THE EKKLESIA

Psalms 22:22 I will declare thy name unto my brethren:
         in the midst of the congregation will I praise thee.

[23] narrabo nomen tuum fratribus meis in media ecclesia laudabo te

Narro , āvi, ātum, 1, v. a. for gnarigo (gnarigavit, Fest. p. 95) from gnarus; Sanscr. gnā, know; Gr. gignōskō; come to know, perceive, discern, distinguish, recognize,
I.   To tell, relate, narrate, report, recount, set forth (syn.: memoro, nuntio, trado). to be the subject of talk, it is said of me, to inform one's self, learn: Cape has tabellas; to say, speak, tell: i, n., that which is told or narrated:

A paper on the Ekklesia

Ecclēsĭa (ēcclĕsĭa . et ecclesia consentiente, senate and people, in the free cities of Greece: bule et ecclesia,
 A religious assembly of Christians, a Christian congregation, a church (eccl. Lat.; “very freq.): die ecclesiae, etc.,Vulg. Matt. 18, 17; id. Philem. 2; Aug. Ep. 190, 5, 19.—

The LXX uses the word ekklesia to translate the Hebrew qahal. Qahal means to call, to assemble, and the noun form means a congregation or assembly. Solomon is called koheleth the Preacher, translated by the LXX ekklesiastes. The earliest known occurrence of the word is found in Job 30:28, ‘I cried in the congregation’. In the books of the law, qahal is rendered by the Greek word sunagoge, showing that the synagogue is the beginning of the New Testament church. Stephen in his speech which ended in his martyrdom referred to the history of Israel, and dwells for considerable length upon the one great leader Moses, saying in Acts 7:38:

The Church of Christ is the Kingdom of God put into force when Jesus Christ returned at Pentecost to lead the apostles into all truth and to be THE head and sole teacher.
Gather (h6950) the people together, men, and women, and children, and thy stranger that is within thy gates,
          that they may hear, and that they may learn,
and fear the Lord your God, and observe to do all the words of this law: Deut 31:12

This is the synagoguing which also outlaws instruments and loud rejoicing:

Gahal (h6950) kaw-hal'; a prim. root; to convoke: - assemble (selves) (together), gather (selves) together).
Qahal (h6951) kaw-hawl'; from 6950; assemblage (usually concr.): - assembly, company,
The Sullogismos was the practice of another assembly like the ekklesia

II.a conclusion, inference from premisses
II. putting together of observed facts, Pl.Cra.412a; “s. estin hoti touto ekeinoArist.Rh.1371b9: generally, inference, Phld.Sign.14, al.
2. in the Logic of Arist., a syllogism or deductive argument, defined provisionally as an argument in which, certain things being posited, something different from them necessarily follows, APr.24b18, cf. 47a34, al.; of several kinds, e.g. ho apodeiktikos s. APo.74b11; o( dialektikos s. Top.100a22; eristikos s. ib.b24; sts. opposed to epagōgē (q.v.); ho ex epagōgēs s. the syllogism which springs out of induction, APr.68b15; “to enthumēma s. tisRh.1355a8.
III. Rhet., inference from written to unwritten law,

OPPOSITE  Epagoges Bringing in aids.
4. allurement, enticement,tais elpisi kai tais e.D.19.322.
b. incantation, spell
5. process of reasoning, Aristox.Harm.pp.4,53M.
b. esp. in the Logic of Aristotle, argument by induction (cf. “epagō1.10b),
There is nothing musical in the whole Bible in a tuneful sense: melody as tunefulness belongs to the 19th century.  Melody is NOT harmony and is not related to it.

THE ONLY WAY TO PRAISE GOD OR GLORIFY HIM:
Romans 15:4 For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning,
        that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope.
Romans 15:5 Now the God of patience and consolation
        grant you to be likeminded one toward another according to Christ Jesus:
Romans 15:6 That ye may with one mind and one mouth glorify God,
        even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Darryl Tippens | Provost | Pepperdine University

Darryl Tippens: Be filled with the spirit, as you sing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs among yourselves, singing and making melody in your hearts. . . . Ephesians 5:18-19
IT MUST BE TRUE: SPEAKING WORDS CAN DECEIVE.  This verse says nothing about SINGING the Text. To be filled with the Spirit is to be fillled with the Word of Christ (Col 3)
Ephesians 2:20 And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets,
        Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone;
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.
That prophetic Spirit OF Christ was revealed by Jesus to the Apostles so that:
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;

Jesus said that the Spirit had been WITH the Apostles and would be IN them. Spirit is NEVER a person but the mind or mental disposition of that person.  God IS holy or wholly spirit. If you grasp prepositions you will not think that the Spirit OF truth is another person or people:
John 14:17 Even the Spirit OF truth; whom the world cannot receive,
        because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him:
        but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you.
Romans 8:10 And if Christ be in you, the body is dead because of sin;
        but the Spirit is life because of righteousness.
Philippians 2:5 Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: 
The Word of Christ [Col 3:16] is the Spirit [Eph 5:18]
John 6:63 It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing:
         the WORDS that I speak unto you, they are SPIRIT, and they are LIFE.
The Spirit OF Truth is the Mind OF Christ in the WORDS of Christ.
1Timothy 2:5 For there is one God,
         and ONE mediator between God and men, the MAN Christ Jesus;
When Jesus received the PROMISE of the Holy Spirit He received the Evangel Assignment  until He returns the Throne to the Father. He is therefore, the Holy Spirit as the promised paraklete:
1 John 2:1 My little children, these things write I unto you, that ye sin not.
And if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous:
2Peter 1:18 And this voice which came from heaven we heard,
        when we were with him in the holy mount.
2Peter 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:

Since the command to to teach and observe what Jesus commanded to be taught, one cannot be a student of the Bible and assume what is NOT commanded.

2Peter 3:2 That ye may be mindful of the words  [that is spelled CENI]
        which were spoken before by the holy prophets,
        and of the commandment of us the apostles of the Lord and Saviour:

It was BECAUSE of singing and playing at Mount Sinai that God removed the Covenant of Grace and BLINDED the Jews until Jesus came to "heal the blind" after baptism:
 
2Corinthians 3:15 But even unto this day, when Moses is READ,
        the vail is upon their heart.
2Corinthians 3:16 Nevertheless when it shall turn [baptized] to the Lord,
        the vail shall be taken away.
2Corinthians 3:17 Now the Lord IS that Spirit:
        and where the Spirit OF the Lord is, there is liberty.

Revelation 19:10 And 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 Jesus: worship God:
        for the TESTIMONY of Jesus is the SPIRIT of prophecy
Darryl TippensNext to the Word of God, music deserves the highest praise. — Martin Luther

Martin Luther helped BEGIN singing as a liturgical act.  Therefore, he is about 1500 years too late to speak for Christ. And since the church is built (educated) on the Prophets and apostles with Christ inspiring both, there is no way to prop up so called ACappella or a cappella as Christ ordained. A cappella speaks of the castrated team the pope brought to the Sistine where instruments were not allowed and the "falsettos" in all religious music couldn't compete.

Everyone quotes: no one cites a resource: Or maybe he said:

Next to the Word of God, music deserves the highest praise. She is a mistress and governess of those human emotions -- to pass over the animals --
        which govern men as masters or,
        more often, overwhelm them.
No greater commendation than this can be found -- at least, not by us. For whether you wish to comfort the sad, to terrify the happy, encourage the despairing, to humble the proud, to calm the passionate, or to appease those full of hate -- and who could number all these masters of the human heart, namely, the emotions, inclinations, and affections that impel me to evil or good? -- what more effective means than music could you find?

Luther attributes none of the commanded "that which is written for our LEARNING."  People listen to music 24/7 and Jesus still asks "could you not tarry with me for one hour

Take special care to shun perverted minds who prostitute this lovely gift of nature and of art with their erotic rantings; and be quite assured that none but the devil goads them on to defy their very nature, which would and should praise God its Maker with this gift, so that these bastards purloin the gift of God and use it to worship the foe of God, the enemy of nature and of this lovely art.

I believe this is an accurate quote:

Music is an outstanding gift of God and next to theology. I would not give up my slight knowledge of music for a great consideration. And youth should be taught this art; for it makes fine skillful people.

Singing scripture superior
Calvin’s other reform of congregational worship was his insistence that singing should include only the words found in the Bible. Luther wanted the hymns of the Church to reflect as closely as possible the exact words of scripture. Calvin went a step further. He felt that the singing of the express words of only the psalms, though he did permit the singing of other select scripture texts, ensured that Divine revelation was being put to music

The meaning of Reformation is that the "audience" did not assemble to get the Word or to sing..

"The Reformation unsealed the Psalter, so that Christ's people might once more drink freely of this fountain of salvation...The Lutheran Reformation restored congregational singing. By 1524 Luther had versified Pss 12, 67, and 130. (Int Std Bible Ency., Psalms, p. 2494A).

We know that singing in a chanting style was not forced into the church until after Constantine: this was the first time that singing as an ACT was used.  The Catholics did not do congregational singing with or without congregational singing. After the Reformation congregational singing was FIRST INTRODUCED because there was no commanded text which could be sung metrically.  Luther's songs were not used in the assembly. Therefore, those pushing the cult of music have to explain why no one thought of singing as LITURGY until after the Reformation. 

So, we have to ask: is the Word of Christ the resource for the School of Christ or do doctors of the law intend to "take away the key to knowledge as Christ ordained?" It should be noted that in the historic church preaching (as in sermonizing) might be only once a month by design, and singing A psalm was like a prayer and churches did not abandon the Word in favor of singing as seems to be the goal of the "doctors of the law who take away the key to knowledge."

Martin Luther Music: by 1501:

He understood the tremendous benefit resulting from hearing the word of God and THEN uniting as a congregation to offer thanksgiving in song.

This stress on congregational participation in worship became a lynchpin of the Reformation.

In 1523, Thomas Muntzer was the first to replace the clerical choir with congregational singing, using virtually the same music. He translated the text into the vernacular--a true beginning of the restoration of biblical psalm singing among the people. Chuck From

Calvin did not go as far as Zwingli, but confined the use of music to congregational singing in unison of metrical versions of the Psalms and Canticles." (Latourette, p. 760).

At the same time Luther would totally reject the role of music in its present form of theatrical performance.  Luther also thought that songs were "inspired."

Darryl Tippens: uses a personal experience to validate his thesis: this is outlawed under the word LOGOS which demands SPEAKING only the Word of the Personified Word or Son of the One God.

One Sunday in April, 1984, Lamott attended the church again. She stayed for the sermon that day, which she found unimpressive, but the music was mesmerizing: The last song was so deep and raw and pure that I could not escape. It was as if the people were singing in between the notes, weeping and joyful at the same time, and I felt like their voices or something was rocking me in its bosom, holding me like a scared kid, and I opened up to that feeling— and it washed over me.

Nimrod and medical science knew that they were under the influence of a DRUG HIGH where music disables the rational or spiritual hemisphere so false teachers can pour in false teachings while the audience is under the influence.
Aristot. Pol. 8.1341a Flutes must not be introduced into education, nor any other professional instrument, such as the harp or any other of that sort, but [20] such instruments as will make them attentive pupils either at their musical training or in their other lessons. Moreover the flute is not a moralizing but rather an exciting influence, so that it ought to be used for occasions of the kind at which attendance has the effect of purification rather than instruction. And let us add that the flute happens to possess the additional property
        telling against its use in education that playing it prevents the employment of speech.
        Hence former ages rightly rejected its use by the young and the free,
                although at first they had employed it.
Logos, Opposite. kata pathos, Arist.EN1169a5 or personal experiences

THIS IS THE MARK OF APOLLO (ABADDON, APOLLO) WHO HAS UNLEASHED THE MUSES OR LOCUSTS IN JOHN'S SYMBOLIC WARNING. A feeling of being cleansed by people in deep spiritual trouble is a common testimony. Tippins draws a contrast between this singing to bring God down to boring preaching. In fact, the commande for the synagogue or church in the wilderness was to PREACH the Word by READING the Word and there is no exception to that in the Bible.  The command was to SPEAK.

"True science has no belief," says Dr. Fenwick, in Bulwer-Lytton's Strange Story; "true science knows but three states of mind: denial, conviction, and the vast interval between the two, which is not belief, but the suspension of judgment." Such, perhaps, was true science in Dr. Fenwick's days. But the true science of our modern times proceeds otherwise; it either denies point-blank, without any preliminary investigation, or sits in the interim, between denial and conviction, and, dictionary in hand, invents new Graeco-Latin appellations for non-existing kinds of hysteria!

How often have powerful clairvoyants and adepts in mesmerism described the epidemics and physical (though to others invisible) manifestations which science attributes to epilepsy, haemato-nervous disorders, and what not, of somatic origin,
        as their lucid vision saw them in the astral light.
        They affirm that the "electric waves" were in violent perturbation,
     and that they discerned a direct relation between this ethereal disturbance and the mental or physical epidemic then raging. But, science has heeded them not, but gone on with her encyclopaedic labor of devising new names for old things.

"History," says Du Potet, the prince of French mesmerists, "keeps but too well the sad records of sorcery. These facts were but too real, and lent themselves but too readily to dreadful malpractices of the art, to monstrous abuse! . . . But how did I come to find out that art? Where did I learn it? In my thoughts? no; it is nature herself which discovered to me the secret. And how?
         By producing before my own eyes, without waiting for me to search for it, indisputable facts of sorcery and magic. . . . What is, after all, somnambulistic sleep? A result of the potency of magic. And what is it which determines these attractions, these sudden impulses, these raving epidemics, rages, antipathies, crises; -- these convulsions which you can make durable? . . . what is it which determines them, if not the very principle we employ, the agent so decidedly well known to the ancients? What you call nervous fluid or magnetism, the men of old called occult power, or the potency of the soul, subjection, MAGIC!"

"Magic," says Psellus, "formed the last part of the sacerdotal science. It investigated the nature, power, and quality of everything sublunary; of the elements and their parts, of animals, all various plants and their fruits, of stones and herbs. In short, it explored the essence and power of everything. From hence, therefore, it produced its effects. The Veil  of Isis p 270

276 As the planets differ in size, distance, and activity, so differ in intensity their impulses upon the ether or astral light, and the magnetic and other subtile forces radiated by them in certain aspects of the heavens. Music is the combination and modulation of sounds, and sound is the effect produced by the vibration of the ether. Now, if the impulses communicated to the ether by the different planets may be likened to the tones produced by the different notes of a musical instrument, it is not difficult to conceive that the Pythagorean "music of the spheres" is something more than a mere fancy, and that certain planetary aspects may imply disturbances in the ether of our planet, and certain others rest and harmony. Certain kinds of music throw us into frenzy; some exalt the soul to religious aspirations. In fine, there is scarcely a human creation which does not respond to certain vibrations of the atmosphere. It is the same with colors; some excite us, some soothe and please. The nun clothes herself in black to typify the despondency of a faith crushed under the sense of original sin; the bride robes herself in white; red inflames the anger of certain animals. If we and the animals are affected by vibrations acting upon a very minute scale, why may we not be influenced in the mass by vibrations acting upon a grand scale as the effect of combined stellar influences?

"We know," says Dr. Elam, "that certain pathological conditions have a tendency to become epidemic, influenced by causes not yet investigated. . . . We see how strong is the tendency of opinion once promulgated to run into an epidemic form -- no opinion, no delusion, is too absurd to assume this collective character. We observe, also, how remarkably the same ideas reproduce themselves and reappear in successive ages; . . . no crime is too horrible to become popular, homicide, infanticide, suicide, poisoning, or any other diabolical human conception.

Jesus warned about the KOSMOS (Cosmic) or WORLD and declared that He would not PRAY for the World. this is a dogma of phythagoras that the music of the spheres had magical power.  Proving that MUSIC occupies the whole rational mind Plato wrote:

Plato Republic 7.

The second, I said, would seem relatively to the ears to be what the first is to the eyes; for I conceive that as the eyes are designed to look up at the stars, so are the ears to hear harmonious motions; and these are sister sciences -- as the Pythagoreans say, and we, Glaucon, agree with them?

Yes, by heaven! he said; and 'tis as good as a play to hear them talking about their condensed notes, as they call them; they put their ears close alongside of the strings like persons catching a sound from their neighbor's wall -- 

one set of them declaring that they distinguish an intermediate note and have found the least interval which should be the unit of measurement; the others insisting that the two sounds have passed into the same -- either party setting their ears before their understanding.

You mean, I said, those gentlemen who tease and torture the strings and rack them on the pegs of the instrument: I might carry on the metaphor and speak after their manner of the blows plectrum gives, and make accusations against the strings, both of backwardness and forwardness to sound; but this would be tedious, and therefore I will only say that these are not the men, and that I am referring to the Pythagoreans, of whom I was just now proposing to inquire about harmony. For they too are in error, like the astronomers; they investigate the numbers of the harmonies which are heard, but they never attain to problems -- that is to say, they never reach the natural harmonies of number, or reflect why some numbers are harmonious and others not. 

And so, Glaucon, I said, we have at last arrived at the hymn of dialectic. This is that strain which is of the intellect only, but which the faculty of sight will nevertheless be found to imitate; for sight, as you may remember, was imagined by us after a while to behold the real animals and stars, and last of all the sun himself. And so with dialectic; when a person starts on the discovery of the absolute by the light of reason only, and without any assistance of sense, and perseveres until by pure intelligence he arrives at the perception of the absolute good, he at last finds himself at the end of the intellectual world, as in the case of sight at the end of the visible.

Darryl TippensAccording to Lamott, "it was the music that pulled me in and split me wide open." That day she decided she would become a Christian.

A Christian is a calm, deliberate DISCIPLE of Christ: Faith comes only by hearing the Word of God which power is not available to the WISE or Sophists (hypocritic arts) from whom God HIDES himself. One does not get a fit of mania when they decide to follow in the steps of Jesus who SPOKE A hymn just once in His life as far as we know.

It would be hard to find a story that more vividly illustrates the power of music to enthrall and move a person to action.
Verb
enthral (third-person singular simple present enthrals or enthralls, present participle enthralling, simple past and past participle enthralled)
  1. (transitive) To hold spellbound; to bewitch, charm or captivate.
  2. (transitive) To make subservient; to enslave or subjugate.

Synonyms

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 souland the perception of a sweet perfume by the nostrils hath bewitched the mind, and made it frantic for pleasure .
John called the speakers, singers and instrument players SORCERERS who had deceived the whole world because they corrupted the word meaning "selling learning at retail."
Revelation 18:22 And the voice of harpers, and musicians, and of pipers, and trumpeters, shall be heard no more at all in thee; and no craftsman, of whatsoever craft he be, shall be found any more in thee; and the sound of a millstone shall be heard no more at all in thee;
Revelation 18:23 And the light of a candle shall shine no more at all in thee; and the voice of the bridegroom and of the bride shall be heard no more at all in thee: for thy merchants were the great men of the earth; for by thy sorceries were all nations deceived.
5331. farmakei÷a pharmakeia, far-mak-i´-ah; from 5332; medication (“pharmacy”), i.e. (by extension) magic (literally or figuratively): — sorcery, witchcraft.
Darryl Tippens: Through the centuries, music has been a primary means of conversion and spiritual formation, and it is happening today in a surprising way.

That certainly trumps Jesus christ and the Gospel or good news who died to removed the laded burdens and burden laders: songs were specificially songs which created spiritual anxiety through religious ceremonials.

SEE PAUL IN GALATIANS WHO CONNECTS THE EMASCULATED WORSHIP OF THE MOTHER GODDESS WITH MUSIC AS  WITCHCRAFT.

One must be a witch to think that they can CONVERT and do SPIRITUAL FORMATION by the performance of THEIR music.  Jesus said that doctors of the law take away the key to knowledge: these Scribes are also called hypocrites by quoting Ezekiel 33 which names speakers, singers and instrument players.

Romans 12:2 And be not conformed to this world:
        but be ye transformed [(metamorph-oō ] by the renewing of your mind,
        that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable,
        and perfect, will of God.
Recorded history knows that all kinds of music is opposite to SPEAKING and totally bypasses the rational or spiritual mind.  The mind is the spirit or heart and it can never be renewed or regenerated or made into A holy spirit by the pale wane moaning of praise songs.  Claiming to do SPIRIITUAL FORMATION or REGENERATION or TRANSFIGURING is at best blasphemy.
Titus 3:5 Not by works of righteousness which we have done,
        but according to his mercy he saved us,
        by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the holy spirit (Our's)
Nothing is more works-intensive than the long singing service called worship.  It is affirmed by  science that it is like taking a drug, is addictive and in the end damages both ears and spirit.  Singing with or without instruments is WORKS OF RIGHTEOUSNESS because the Spiritual Formation Cult says that it EARNS or PRODUCES spiritual regeneration.

Just so that NO ONE can be taken captive, Paul uses parallelism and words which have their opposite meaning:


        Dionetikos or thinking, in turn, is the Opposite of Ethikos or composed songs or sermons.
Rational or Logikos worship includes the HUMAN tongue as the "organ" which is the Opposite of musical organs just as Logikos or rational worship is the Opposite of music.
dialekt-ikos , ē, on, A. conversational,
2. d. organa organs of articulate speech, Opposite  phōnētika,
II. skilled in dialectic,ho erōtan kai apokrinesthai epistamenos
Pl.Cra.390c;
III.
dialektikē (sc. tekhnē) dialectic, discussion by question and answer,
        epista^t-eō , pf. A. epestatēkaMichel164.10 (Delos):—to be an epistatēs, to be set over,
        II. . at Athens and elsewhere, to be epistatēs or president (in the boulē and ekklēsia),
        freq. at the head of decrees

Rational or spiritual worship is
Opposite
Phōn-eō , (phōnē) 4. of a musical instrument, sound, E.Or.146 (speak like the breath of a slender reed-pipe) (lyr.); of sounds, hēdu phōnein sound sweetly, but brontē ph. (thunder to strike with astonishment)) it has a voice, is significant, X.Ap.12.
Darryl Tippens:

        For most believers, music is not a frill or an ornament,
        not some illustration of a theological truth;
        much more, music is the good news in word and sound,
        the purest and most potent expression of God's presence and transcendence,
        and the best way to engage our hearts and imaginations, our bodies and souls.

God made Jesus of Nazareth to be both Lord and Christ: he is God's PERSONIFIED Word.  No one knows the father but the Son and those to whom He will reveal them.  God HIDES from the wise (sophists--speakers, singers, instrument players) and Jesus refused to even pray for the World. There is nothing in the Kosmos which can reveal God to us: Jesus died on the cross to get that promised assignment as The Holy Spirit Comforter.
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.
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

1 Corinthians 4.[9] For, I think that God has displayed us, the apostles, last of all, like men sentenced to death. For we are made a spectacle to the world, both to angels and men.
So-called worship singing contains mostly Biblical error and the presentation style intends to make the lambs dumb before the slaughter.

1Co 13:3 And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, and have not charity, it profiteth me nothing.

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] laleōTheoc.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]

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

"It is a great mistake to imagine that back of their idolatry and their idol sacrifices there is nothing but an empty vacuity. True enough, as 1 Cor 8:4 makes plain, the gods of the idols have no existence whatever; no being by the name of Jupiter exists, and this is true with respect to all other gods. But something does exist, something that is far more terrible than these pseudo-gods, namely an entire kingdom of darkness which is hostile to God, a host of demons or fallen angels who are ruled by the greatest of their number, namely Satan, Eph. 2:3; 6:12. (Lenski)

Jesus died to SHUT DOWN the laded burdens and the burden laders. Here is the only way you can assemble with Jesus Christ in His Holy Spirit State:
Matt. 11:28 Come unto me,
        all ye that labour
        and are heavy laden,
        and I will give you rest.
Matt. 11:29 Take my yoke upon you,
        and learn of me;  
        for I am meek and lowly in heart:
        and ye shall find rest unto your souls.
Matt. 11:30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.

Heb. 13:12 Wherefore Jesus also,
        that he might sanctify the people with his own blood,
        suffered without the gate.
Heb. 13:13 Let us go forth therefore unto him without the camp,
        bearing his reproach.
Pattern from the Church of Christ in the wilderness onward:

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


Darryl TippensIf one studies the lives of great Christians through the centuries, the central place of church music becomes clear. Augustine of Hippo is a case in point. The young Augustine had an experience similar to Anne Lamott's. The church in Milan, under the leadership of Ambrose, was famous as a center of fervent hymn singing, and the music played a major role in Augustine's decision to become a disciple. Addressing God in his Confessions, the great theologian writes:
How I wept during your hymns and songs! I was deeply moved by the music of the sweet chants of your Church. The sounds flowed into my ears and the truth was distilled into my heart. This caused the feelings of devotion to overflow. Tears ran, and it was good for me to have that experience.  [Note: apollo the musical washer below]

What was true for Lamott and Augustine is true for many today. Anyone serious about spiritual formation will give considerable attention to sacred music–the music of congregational worship, the music of youth groups and youth gatherings, and the music that fills our homes and automobiles. Kathleen Norris observes that when she was a child she thought "singing was the purpose of religion."6 If singing is not the purpose of religion, it is most certainly one of its principal supports.

There is not a command, example or remote inference of congregational singing with or without instruments in the bible

Except, of course the "singing and harp playing prostitute in the garden of Eden" and the end-time Babylonian mother of harlots using rhetoricians, singers and instrument players as sorcerers.


Christianity is not a religion but a discipline: Schools of Christ do not do worship services in the sense of the pagan religions.


THE REAL AUGUSTINE does not speak of silly praise songs or the sentimental poetry of women.
In this extract from his Confessions S. Augustine discusses music and religion.

[XXXIII.]  49.  The delights of the ear,
        had more firmly entangled and subdued me;
        but Thou did loosen, and free me
Now, in those melodies which Thy words breathe soul into, when sung with a sweet and attuned voice, I do a little repose; yet not so as to be held thereby, but that I can disengage myself when I will.

But with the words which are their life and whereby they find admission into me, themselves seek in my affections a place of some estimation, and I can scarcely assign them one suitable. 

For at one time I seem to myself  to give them more honour than is seemly,
        feeling our minds to be more holily and fervently raised unto a flame of devotion,
        by the holy words themselves when thus sung, than when not;
                and that the several affections of our spirit, by a sweet variety,
                have their own proper measures in the voice and singing,
                by some hidden correspondence wherewith they are stirred up. 

But this contentment of the flesh, to which the soul must not be given over to be enervated, doth oft beguile me, the sense not so waiting upon reason, as patiently to follow her; but having been admitted merely for her sake, it strives even to run before her, and lead her.
        Thus in these things I unawares sin, but afterwards am aware of it.

50.  At other times, shunning over-anxiously this very deception, I err in too great strictness; and sometimes to that degree,
        as to wish the whole melody of sweet music which is used to David’s Psalter,
        banished from my ears, and the Church’s too;
        and
that mode seems to me safer, which I remember to have been often told me
        of Athanasius Bishop of Alexandria,
                who made the reader of the PSALM utter it with so slight inflection of voice
                that it was nearer speaking than singing

Yet again, when I remember the tears i shed at the Psalmody of  Thy Church, in the beginning of my recovered faith; and how at this time, I am moved,
        not with the singing, but with the things sung,
        when they are sung with a clear voice and modulation most suitable,
        I acknowledge the great use of this institution. 
Thus I fluctuate between peril of pleasure and approved wholesomeness; inclined the rather (though not as pronouncing an irrevocable opinion) to approve of the usage of singing in the church;
        that so by the delight of the ears, the weaker minds may rise to the feeling of devotion. 
        Yet when it befalls me to be more moved with the voice than the words sung,
        I confess to have sinned penally, and then had rather not hear music
See now my state; weep with me, and weep for me, ye, who so regulate your feelings within, as that good action ensues.  For you who do not act, these things touch not you.  But, Thou, O Lord my God, hearken; behold, and see, and have mercy, and heal me, Thou, in whose presence I have become a problem to myself; and that is my infirmity.

Saint Augustine, Confessions of  S. Augusti
Of Ambrose

Ambrose made use of anti·Arian hymnody, composed in imitation of eastern models, to combat the heresy which had been condemned at the Council of Nicaea (325) but not defeated:

Arianism continued strongly to influence the western church, especially the emperors and the imperial court, for decades after its condemnation. He also used antiphonal singing as a way to inculcate familiarity with the psalms, which were often used as proof texts in arguments with the Arians.

In one of his works, Ambrose wrote: "The psalm is our armor by night, our instructor by day. The dawn of the day resounds with the psalm, and with the psalm re-echoes at sunset."

One example of the interplay between liturgical music and propaganda for the orthodox cause came when Bishop Ambrose opposed the Empress Justina, who had attempted to seize one of the churches in Milan for use by Arians.

Among the ritual behaviors that Ambrose singles out for particular mention is the way that the liturgy of the word unfolded in Milan.

For example, he mentions that the church of Milan prescribed a period of silence before each Scripture reading. On Sundays, at least, there were four "readings"(though they all would have been chanted): from the prophets, epistles, psalms, and gospels.

Between each of the other readings, Ambrose says, the cantor chanted the appointed psalm text, interspersing the psalms with the readings, he noted, so that the congregation would not become weary of perpetual psalmody.

Darryl Tippens: The Breath of God's Presence.
People are influenced by music because it has the power to transport them into God's presence.

That sounds like the Lucifer effort to invade God's place.

To fool the foolish, Spirit is God's Breath. He breathed on Jesus without metron (meter?) so that Jesus spoke the Word of God.  Tippens is claiming that the gender confused praise singing is by the Holy Spirit.

Paul had read Exodus and warned the Romans against Demon worship: this was the musical idolatry of Apis the golden calf representing the Egyptian trinity.  This was a sin beyond redemption and God sentenced them to be returned as slaves to Babylon.  Paul warned the Jews that they were not predestinated because their idolatry at Mount Sinai was specificially calculated to "transport them into God's presence." This happened after they had rejected The Book of The Covenant: the Abrahamic covenant made by God in Christ:
Righteousness by FAITH excludes any attempt to CONTACT or INFLUENCE God through music which originated with Satan to make people lie about Romans 10.
Rom 10:7 But the righteousness which is of faith speaketh on this wise,
          Say not in thine heart, Who shall ASCEND into HEAVEN?
          (that is, to bring Christ down from above:)
Do not commit the unpardonable sin by CLAIMING to have the musical power to LEAD people into the presence of God!
Rom 10:6 Or, Who shall descend into the deep?
          (that is, to bring up Christ again from the dead.)
PAUL proves that the Israelites had abandoned any claim to PREDESTINATION at Mount Sinai. He also warned in 1 Cor 10 that this MUSICAL IDOLATRY was DEMON WORSHIP.

Dt 30:11 For this
commandment which I command thee this day,
        it is not hidden from thee, neither is it far off.

Dt 30:12 It is
not in heaven, that thou shouldest say,
        Who shall go up for us to heaven, and bring it unto us, that we may hear it, and do it?

Dt 30:13 Neither is it
beyond the sea, that thou shouldest say,
        Who shall go over the sea for us, and bring it unto us, that we may hear it, and do it?
Sending across the sea is mentioned many times in the literature: it refers to the Israelite worship of Dionysus who was cut up and sent across the sea. All was lost until his wife collected all of his body parts and brought him to life. She found all but the penis: so that is why the STEEPLES and PILLARS supply the missing parts in the Abomination of Desolation in Jerusalem. The Jerusalem Temple had TWO of these overflowing with fertility.
Dt 30:14 But the WORD is very nigh unto thee,
        in thy mouth, and in thy heart, that thou mayest do it
.

Dt 30:15 See, I have
set before thee this day life and good, and death and evil;

Dt 30:16 In that I
command thee this day to love the LORD thy God,
        to walk in his ways,
        and to keep his commandments

        and his statutes
        and his judgments,
            that thou mayest live and multiply: and the LORD thy God
            shall bless thee in the land whither thou goest to possess it.

They rose up to PLAY using a word quite similar to David's PRAISE or making self vile word:
"The triumphal hymn of Moses had unquestionably a religious character about it; but the employment of music in religious services, though idolatrous, is more distinctly marked in the festivities which attended the erection of the golden calf." (Smith's Bible Dictionary, Music, p. 589).

Dt 30:17 But if thine heart turn away,
        so that thou wilt not hear, but shalt be drawn away,
        and worship other gods, and serve them;

Dt 30:18 I denounce unto you this day, that ye shall surely perish, and that ye shall not prolong your days upon the land, whither thou passest over Jordan to go to possess it.
Stephen repudiated the MUSICAL means of bringing God down or being MEDIATOR and lead people into the presence of God:

This is he, that was in the church in the wilderness with the angel which spake to him in the mount Sina, and with our fathers: who received the lively oracles to give unto us: Acts 7:38

To whom our fathers would not obey, but thrust him from them, and in their hearts turned back again into Egypt, Acts 7:39

Saying unto Aaron, Make us gods to go before us: for as for this Moses, which brought us out of the land of Egypt, we wot not what is become of him. Acts 7:40

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

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 7:42

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. Acts 7:43

CHRIST MADE IT CLEAR IN THE PROPHETS:

> For I spake NOT unto your fathers, nor commanded them
        in the day that I brought them out of the land of Egypt,
       concerning burnt offerings or sacrifices: Jeremiah 7:22

> But this thing commanded I them, saying,
       Obey my voice, and I will be your God, and ye shall be my people:
       and walk ye in all the ways that I have commanded you,
       that it may be well unto you. Jeremiah 7:23

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

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;
THEREFORE, THIS ANSWERS TO THE ABOMINATION OF DESOLATION STANDING IN THE HOLY PLACE.
Musical worship teams stand in the holy place (or church architecture) and claim that they are God in Christ Who died for that right.
1Timothy 2:4 Who will have all men to be saved,
        and to come unto the knowledge of the truth.
1Timothy 2:5 For there is one God,
         and one mediator between God and men, the MAN Christ Jesus;
1Timothy 2:6 Who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time.
Darryl Tippens: It can awaken them to dimensions beyond their ordinary experience and kindle in them a love for God's majesty, power, and splendor. Though this can also happen in prayer, Scripture reading, or a sermon, for most people it happens in music. It leads us into sacred space, sacred time. According to George Herbert, England's greatest devotional poet and an accomplished musician,
church music is "the way to heaven's door." Contemporary composers, worship leaders, and theologians make similar points. "Worship thrives on wonder," explains Matt Redman, who, with his wife Beth, authored the popular contemporary hymn "Blessed Be Your Name":
THAT CALLS JESUS, JOHN AND OTHERS LIARS.
John 10:1 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that entereth not by the door into the sheepfold,
        but climbeth up some other way, the same is a thief and a robber.
John 10:2 But he that entereth in by the door is the shepherd of the sheep.
John 10:3 To him the porter openeth;
        and the sheep hear HIS voice:
        and he calleth his own sheep by name,
        and leadeth them out.
John 10:4 And when he putteth forth his own sheep,
        he goeth before them, and the sheep follow him: for they know his voice.
John 10:5 And a stranger will they not follow, but will flee from him:
         for they know not the voice of strangers.

John 10:6 This parable spake Jesus unto them:

        but they understood not what things they were which he spake unto them.
John 10:7 Then said Jesus unto them again, Verily, verily, I say unto you,
         I am the door of the sheep.
John 10:8 All that ever came before me are thieves and robbers:
        but the sheep did not hear them.
John 10:9 I am the door:
        by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved,
        and shall go in and out, and find pasture.
John 10:10 The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy:
        I am come that they might have life,
        and that they might have it more abundantly.
John 10:11 I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep.
John 10:12 But he that is an hireling, and not the shepherd, whose own the sheep are not,
        seeth the wolf coming, and leaveth the sheep, and fleeth:
        and the wolf catcheth them, and scattereth the sheep.
The WOLVES are defined as pederasts: the Cynics who had their own style of praise howling. More below.

Science understands that music
induces endorphines: this produces the effects of Fight, Flight or Sexual feelings.  The Vineyard mother of the New Winskins makes no bones: Music is to create a sexual-like climatic experience with God. Wow, having sex with God and that is the testimony of the new heresy of Musical Worship Teams.
       
        1Timothy 2:4 Who will have all men to be saved,
                and to come unto the knowledge of the truth.
1Timothy 2:5 For there is one God,
         and one mediator between God and men, the MAN Christ Jesus;
1Timothy 2:6 Who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time.
1Timothy 2:7 Whereunto I am ordained a preacher, and an apostle,
        (I speak the truth in Christ, and lie not;)
        a teacher of the Gentiles in faith and verity.
SPEAKERS, SINGERS, INSTRUMENT PLAYERS CALLED SORCERERS IN THE HOLY PLACE.
Matt. 24:14 And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world
         for a witness unto all nations;
        and then shall the end come.
Matt. 24:15 When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation,
        spoken of by Daniel the prophet,
        stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand:)
Matt. 24:24 For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets,
        and shall
shew great signs and wonders;
        insomuch that, if it were possible,
        they shall deceive the very elect.

24
egerthēsontai gar pseudokhristoi kaipseudoprophētai,” kaidōsousin sēmeia megala kai teratahōste planasthai ei dunaton kai tous eklektous:


Arise
: egeirō , I.  Act., awaken, rouse, “e. tina ex hupnou5.413, etc.; “tous d' . . hupnōontas egeirei24.344; “e. tina eunēsE.HF1050\(lyr.); simply, “e. tinaA.Eu.140, etc.: metaph., “tas tekhnas Theoc.21.1.
tekhn-ē , , (tektōn) A. art, skill, cunning of hand of a soothsayer, A.Ag.249 (pl., lyr.), Eu.17, S.OT389, etc.
III. an art or craft, i.e. a set of rules, system or method of making or doing, whether of the useful arts, or of the fine arts, hence title of various treatises on Rhetoric (v. VI; but rather tricks of Rhetoric, khrēsamenos
khraō  I. in Act. of the gods and their oracles, proclaim, abs., “khreiōn muthēsato Phoibos8.79:
2. rouse, stir up, Il.5.208; “epei min egeire Dios noos15.242; egeirein Arēa stir the fight, 2.440, etc.; e. makhēn, phulopin, etc., 13.778, 5.496, etc.; Trōsin thumon e. (v.l. ageirai) ib.510; “e. tina epi ergonHes.Op.20; “egeire nēah.Ap.408; ekdokhēn pompou puros e. wake up the bale-fire, A.Ag.299; lampadas e. Ar.Ra.340: freq. metaphor, e. aoidan, luran, melos, thrēnon, Pi.P.9.104, N.10.21, Cratin.222, S.OC1778 (anap.); “muthonPl.Plt.272d; to ous e. 'prick up' the ears, Plot.5.1.12.

John 10:11 I am the good shepherd: the
good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep.
John 10:12 But he that is an hireling, and not the shepherd, whose own the sheep are not,
        seeth the wolf coming, and leaveth the sheep, and fleeth:
        and the wolf catcheth them, and scattereth the sheep.
lukos [u^, ho, A. wolf, Il.16.156, 352; polios grisly, of vain expectation,
hōs lukoi arn' agapōsin
, of treacherous or unnatural love, Poet. ap. Pl.Phdr.241d; lukou bion zēn, i. e. live by rapine, Prov. ap. Plb.16.24.4; ek lukou stomatos, of getting a thing praeter spem, Zen.3.48;
Diogenian.6.19
; l. peri phrear khoreuei, of those engaged in vain pursuits, ib.21.
VI.
nickname of paiderastai, AP12.250 (Strat.), cf. Pl.Phdr. 241d.
See the Complete Phaedrus

Plat. Phaedrus 241d
“Just as the wolf loves the lamb, so the lover adores his beloved.” There it is, Phaedrus! Do not listen to me any longer; let my speech end here.

Phaedrus
But I thought you were in the middle of it, and would say as much about the non-lover as you have said about the lover, to set forth all his good points and show that he ought to be favored. So now, Socrates, why do you stop?

kharizomai kharis

Aristoph. Ach. 265 DICAEOPOLIS
Oh, Phales,1 companion of the orgies of Bacchus, night reveller, god of adultery, friend of young men, these past six2 years I have not been able to invoke thee. With what joy I return to my farmstead, thanks to the truce I have concluded, freed from cares, from fighting and from Lamachuses!3 How much sweeter, oh Phales, oh, Phales, is it to surprise Thratta, the pretty woodmaid, Strymodorus' slave, stealing wood from Mount Phelleus, to catch her under the arms, to throw her on the ground and possess her, Oh, Phales, Phales! If thou wilt drink and bemuse thyself with me, we shall to-morrow consume some good dish in honour of the peace, and I will hang up my buckler over the smoking hearth.

1 The god of generation, worshipped in the form of a phallus.
2 A remark which fixes the date of the production of The Acharnians, viz. the sixth year of the Peloponnesian War, 426 B.C.
3 Lamachus was an Athenian general, who figures later in this comedy.

Socrates. Well, and is not Eros the son of Aphrodite, and a god?

Aphrodites is  Aphroditês ,  Sexual love, a womans form of oath, vehement longing or desire, hedonism, pleasure (outlawed in Romans 15), Chrar, Grace, Aster or Venus or ZOE.  Tormentor to mortals, a spiteful, lazy Goddess. She calls assemblies in the Agora. 
Astêr ,  metaph. of illustrious persons,  Mousaôn astera kai Charitôn
Charis or Grace is this sense speaks of 4. love-charm, philtre, 2. esp. in erotic sense, of favours granted to a man charizomai 1.3 ), V. daimonôn charis homage due to them, their worship, majesty,  charites aphrodisiôn erôtôn

Sophocles, Antigone

Chorus
[791] You seize the minds of just men and drag them to injustice, to their ruin. You it is who have incited this conflict of men whose flesh and blood are one. [795] But victory belongs to radiant Desire swelling from the eyes of the sweet-bedded bride. Desire sits enthroned in power beside the mighty laws. [800] For in all this divine Aphrodite plays her irresistible game.

Commentary [800] empaizei, 'wreaks her will' in that contest which nikai implies. We find empaizô with a dat. (1) of the object, as Her. 4.134 empaizontas hêmin, 'mocking us': (2) of the sphere, as Ar. Th. 975 choroisin empaizei, 'sports in dances.' The en of empaizei here might also be explained as (a) in the imeros, or the blephara, i.e. by their agency: or (b) 'on her victim.' But the interpretation first given appears simpler. (Cp. Vergil's absol. use of illudere, G. 1. 181, Tum variae illudant pestes.)

John 10:13 The hireling fleeth, because he is an hireling, and careth not for the sheep.
John 10:14 I am the good shepherd, and know my sheep, and am known of mine.
John 10:15 As the Father knoweth me, even so know I the Father:
        and I lay down my life for the sheep.
Darryl Tippens: We can admire, appreciate, and perhaps even adore someone without a sense of wonder. But we cannot worship without wonder. For worship to be worship, it must contain something of the otherness of God. . . . [God] is altogether glorious–unequalled in splendor and unrivalled in power. He is beyond the grasp of human reason–far above the reach of even the loftiest scientific mind. Inexhaustible, immeasurable and unfathomable–eternal, immortal and invisible.8

One wonders about whom is doing the wondering when there is such an irrational urge to have boy singers PERFORM 'in the holy place of church architecture." It is not remotely possible to think aboug Christ and HIS Words while watching and admiring the team?

Worship literally means to fall down on our face with nothing at all to say. Worship is in each individual spirit or mind: you cannot CREATE wonder with silly praise songs. Paul shows the ONLY way we can glorify or praise God:
Romans 15:3 For even Christ pleased not himself; but, as it is written,
        the reproaches of them that reproached thee fell on me.
Romans 15:4 For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning,
        that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope.
Romans 15:5 Now the God of patience and consolation
        grant you to be likeminded one toward another according to Christ Jesus:
Romans 15:6 That ye may with one mind and one mouth glorify God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.

THAT'S WHY GOD ORDAINED WHAT WE ARE TO TEACH AND HOW WE ARE TO TEACH IT: HE DID NOT COMMAND MUSIC OR HUMAN IMAGINATION:
Lipscomb University Preaching 2008 From Denominational Imagination! 
"This conference proposes that WE allow the worlds imagined
        in the essential biblical narratives
        to dramatically shape our preaching and lives.
We believe that preaching REconstitutes biblical paradigms when it engages Scripture’s vision

by REpresenting what is absent

and making present what is INaccessible

to the end that followers of God will live into a God-shaped reality.
THE SPIRIT OF (preposition) CHRIST REPUDIATES LU and all who use their imagination

Jer. 16:12 And ye have done worse than your fathers;

        for, behold, ye walk every one after the imagination of his evil heart,
        that they may not hearken unto me:
The Scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites (speakers, singers, instrument players Ezek 33) composed their own songs and sermons SO THAT THEY would not have to speak the Word of God. That was so that they could sell long prayers (hymns) and fleece the widow out of her living.
Jer. 18:12 And they said, There is no hope:
        but we will walk [dīco speak] after our own devices,
        and we will every one do the imagination of his evil heart.
ĕo (compositio),1. To go or proceed against with hostile intent, to march against: “aliae contradictiones id. 9, 4, 142 : “cum per omnes et personas et affectus eat (comoedia),
2.
Mercant. t. t. for vēneo, to go for, be sold at a certain price
Quint. Inst. 5 9.1 Every artificial proof consists either of  indications, arguments or examples. I am well aware that many consider indications to form part of the arguments. My reasons for distinguishing them are twofold. In the first place indications as a rule come under the head of inartificial proofs: for a bloodstained garment, a shriek, a dark blotch and the like are all evidence analogous to documentary or oral evidence and rumours; they are not discovered by the orator, but are given him with the case itself. Artĭfĭcĭālis

Quint. Inst. 1 8.14
He will not do this by way of censuring the poets for such peculiarities, for poets are usually the servants of their metres and are allowed such licence that faults are given other names when they occur in poetry: for we style them metaplasms,1 schematisms and schemata,2 as I have said, and make a virtue of necessity. Their aim will rather be to familiarise the pupil with the artifices of style and to stimulate his memory.
1 The formation of cases of nouns and tenses of verbs from a non-existent nom. or pres.: or more generally any change in the forms of a word.
2 schematismus and schemata both seem to mean the same, sc. figures.
pŏēta , a maker, producer, contriver, trickster, oratores et poëtae,id. ib. 3, 10, 39: “versificator quam poëta melior,

carmen , ĭnis, n. (old form cas-men , Varr. L. L. p. 86 Bip.) [Sanscr. çasto declaim, praise; cf.: camilla, censeo], I. a tune, song; poem, verse; an oracular response, a prophecy; a form of incantation
I.
In gen., a tune, song, air, lay, strain, note, sound, both vocal and instrumental citharāque [guitar], lyrae carmen, With allusion to playing on the cithara: “hoc carmen hic tribunus plebis non vobis sed sibi intus canit,
5.
A magic formula, an incantation: The nomos (legalism) of Saturnian verse, also a formula in religion or law, a form.
MUSIC FROM MYSTERY MEANS TO MAKE THE LAMBS DUMB BEFORE THE SLAUGHTER.

Nimrod and modern science understands that music shuts down the rational (spiritual) mind and allows all kind of human "scripture" in song and sermon to bypass the spirit:

John 12:38 That the saying of Esaias the prophet might be fulfilled,
        which he spake, Lord, who hath believed our report?
         and to whom hath the arm of the Lord been revealed?
John 12:39 Therefore they could not believe, because that Esaias said again,
John 12:40 He hath blinded their eyes, and hardened their heart;
        that they should not see with their eyes,
        nor understand with their heart, and be converted, and I should heal them.
John 12:41 These things said Esaias, when he saw his glory, and spake of him.

John 12:42 Nevertheless among the chief rulers also many believed on him;
        but because of the Pharisees they did not confess him,
         lest they should be put out of the synagogue:
John 12:43 For they loved the praise of men more than the praise of God.
John 12:44 Jesus cried and said, He that believeth on me, believeth not on me, but on him that sent me.
John 12:45 And he that seeth me seeth him that sent me.
John 12:46 I am come a light into the world, that whosoever believeth on me should not abide in darkness.
John 12:47 And if any man hear my words,
        and believe not, I judge him not: for I came not to judge the world, but to save the world.
John 12:48 He that rejecteth me, and receiveth not my words,
        hath one that judgeth him:
                 the word that I have spoken,
                the same shall judge him in the last day.
John 6:63 It is the spirit that quickeneth;
        the flesh profiteth nothing: [The Law]
        the words that I speak unto you,
        they are spirit, and they are life. [The Gospel]
John 12:49 For I have not spoken of myself;
        but the Father which sent me, he gave me a commandment,
        what I should say, and what I should speak.
John 12:50 And I know that his commandment is life everlasting:
        whatsoever I speak therefore, even as the Father said unto me, so I speak.

Darryl Tippens: Music, more than any other aspect of worship, has the capacity to awaken us to this sense of God's otherness.

Christian hymns invite us to delight in God's presence, not merely think about him.
        Music awakens us to God's matchless power, beauty, and transcendence – his sheer otherness.
        Music can simultaneously make us feel God's grandeur and our smallness compared to him.
This is why, whenever a worshiper approaches God – as seen in Isaiah 6:1-5

or throughout the Book of Revelation – the worshiper invariably resorts to symbolic language, image, and song to describe the uncanny experience.
        These are the "tools" of the worshiper to suggest the unsearchable, ineffable nature of God.


All of the historic evidence and the boast of the Vineyard lady is that MUSIC produces a Sexual-Like Climactic experience with God. The NEXT act of worship is "giving of means." That was the pattern in all pagan temples.

GOD ALWAYS MANIFESTS HIMSELF AND WARNS BEFORE HE POURS OUT HIS WRATH


First, Isaiah was a prophet ordained to speak by  Christ:
Isa 6:3 And one cried unto another, and said, Holy, holy, holy,
         is the Lord of hosts: the whole earth is full of his glory
Isa 6:4 And the posts of the door moved at the voice of him that cried,
        and the house was filled with smoke.
Isa 6:5 Then said I, Woe is me for I am undone; because I am a man of unclean lips,
        and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips:
        for mine eyes have seen the King, the Lord of hosts.   

John who called the speakers, singers and instrument players sorcerers also warned.


Revelation 15:5 And after these things I saw, and the temple of the tabernacle of the testimony
        in heaven was opened:
Revelation 15:6 and there came out from the temple the seven angels
        that had the seven plagues, arrayed with precious stone,
        pure and bright, and girt about their breasts with golden girdles.
Revelation 15:7 And one of the four living creatures gave unto the seven angels
        seven golden bowls full of the wrath of God, who liveth for ever and ever.
Revelation 15:8 And the temple was filled with smoke from the glory of God, and from his power; and none was able to enter into the temple,
         till the seven plagues of the seven angels should be finished.

Second, this was not a "worship service" but God sending Isaiah on a judgment against the hypocrites. I am not too sure that any of these transformers want to follow their proof text
Isa 6:6 Then flew one of the seraphims unto me, having a live coal in his hand,
        which he had taken with the tongs from off the altar: 
Isa 6:7 And he laid it upon my mouth, and said, Lo, this hath touched thy lips;
        and thine iniquity is taken away, and thy sin purged. 

Isa 6:8 Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying,
        Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?
        Then said I, Here am I; send me. 
Vocational theologiains are NOT going to follow the Great Commission:
Isa 6:8 And he said, Go, and tell this people,
        Hear ye indeed, but understand not;
        and see ye indeed, but perceive not. Isa 6:8
Isa 6:10 Make the heart of this people fat, and make their ears heavy, and shut their eyes;
        lest they see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and understand with their heart,
        and convert, and be healed
Isa 6:11 Then said I, Lord, how long? And he answered,
        Until the cities be wasted without inhabitant,
        and the houses without man, and the land be utterly desolate, 
Isa 6:12 And the Lord have removed men far away,
        and there be a great forsaking in the midst of the land.
Isa 6:13 But yet in it shall be a tenth, and it shall return, and shall be eaten:
        as a teil tree, and as an oak, whose substance is in them, when they cast their leaves:
        so the holy seed shall be the substance thereof.

JESUS QUOTED THIS TO DEFINE THE SCRIBES AND PHARISEES AS HYPOCRITES

Ezekiel 33:28 For I will lay the land most desolate, and the pomp of her strength shall cease;
        and the mountains of Israel shall be desolate, that none shall pass through.
Ezekiel 33:29 Then shall they know that I am the LORD,

        when I have laid the land most desolate
        because of all their abominations which they have committed.
Ezekiel 33:30 Also, thou son of man,
        the children of thy people still are talking against thee by the walls
        and
in the doors of the houses,
        and speak one to another, every one to his brother, saying,
Come, I pray you, and hear what is the word that cometh forth from the LORD.
Ezekiel 33:31 And they come unto thee AS the people cometh,
        and they sit before thee AS my people,
                and they hear thy words,
                        but they will not do them:

                for with their mouth they shew much love,
                      but their heart goeth after their covetousness.

The definition of the Scribes and Pharisees as hypocrites:


Ezekiel 33:32 And, lo, thou art unto them [
nothing more than]
        as a very lovely song of one that hath a pleasant voice,
        and can play well on an instrument:
                for they hear thy words, but they do them not.
Ezekiel 33:33 And when this cometh to pass, (lo, it will come,)
        then shall they know that a prophet hath been among them.
The meaning of Beast in Revelation is "a new style of singing or drama."

Thêrion , to (in form Dim. of thêr), 
III. as a term of reproach, beast, creature, “ō deilotaton su thērionAr.Pl.439, cf. Eq.273; kolaki, deinō thēriōPl.Phdr.240b; “Krētes, kaka th.Epimenid.1; dusnouthetēton th., of poverty, Men. Georg.78; “ mousikē aei ti kainonthērion tiktei Anaxil.27, cf. Eup.132; ti de, ei autou tou thēriou ēkousate; said by Aeschines of
Kolax A. flatterer, fawner, parasite,
II. lisping pronunciation of korax, Ar.V.45.
2.
in later Gr., = Att. goēs,
Goēs , ētos, ho,
A. sorcerer, wizard epōdos Ludias apo khthonosE.Ba.234
2. juggler, cheat, “deinos g. kai pharmakeus kai sophistēsPl.Smp.203d; “deinon kai g. kai sophistēn . . onomazōn
D.18.276; “apistos g. ponērosId.19.109; “magos kai g

Sophis-tēs
, ou, ho,
A. master of one's craft, adept, expert, of diviners, with modal words added, “hoi s. tōn hierōn melōn” [MELODY IN THE SHRINE]
3.
later of the rhētores, Professors of Rhetoric, and prose writers of the Empire, such as Philostratus and Libanius, Suid.; “Apollōnidē sophistē [Abaddon, Apollyon]

PHARMAKIA identifies the speakers, singers and instrument players in Revelation 18: John called them sorcerers and says they will be (are) cast alive into the lake of fire.

III. as a term of reproach, beast, creature, hê mousikê aei ti kainon thêrion tiktei

Of the phrase

mousikê aei ti kainon thêrion tiktei

A.  Mousikos, musical, agônes m. kai gumnikoi  choroi te kai agônes ta mousika music,  

II. of persons, skilled in music, musical, X.l.c., etc.; poiêtikoi kai m. andres Pl.Lg.802b ; kuknos [minstrel]  kai alla zôia; peri aulous - professional musicians, mousikos kai melôn poêtês, use with singing, skilled in speaking before a mob. Melody, 

B. aei always
C.
kainos , esp. of new dramas, the representation of the new tragedies,  (Aphrodisias dedicated to Aphrodite (ZOE); comedy, sexual love, pleasure, a woman's form of oath, Aster or Venus or ZOE.
Therion
D.
Tikto mostly of the mother 
E.
of Rhea one of the zoogonic or vivific principles

Rev. 17:3 So he carried me away in the spirit into the wilderness: and I saw a woman sit upon a scarlet coloured beast, full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns. 

thêraô 1. to hunt or chase wild beasts,

Rev 15:2 And I saw as it were a sea of glass mingled with fire: and them that had gotten the victory over the beast, and over his image, and over his mark, and over the number of his name, stand on the sea of glass, having the harps of God.

And I heard a voice from heaven
..........like the sound of many waters and
..........like the sound of loud thunder; the voice I heard was
..........like the sound of harpers playing on their harps Revelation 14:2RSV

Keladeo sound as flowing water 2. of persons, shout aloud, atar keladēsan Akhaioi, in applause. keladeonti amphi Kinuran phamaiPi.P.2.15: c. acc. cogn., “k. humnous” lSound of the grasshopper, ring bells, of the flute, sing of, celebrate loudly.

There is nothing to support the voice "of harpers harping with their harps in either Latin or Greek.

We have noted that when you hear these SOUNDS the next angel sounds a warning that you should PREACH THE GOSPEL: time is short.

And they sung as it were a new song before the throne, and before the four beasts, and the elders: and no man could learn that song but the hundred and forty and four thousand, which were redeemed from the earth. Rev 14:3

And I saw another angel fly in the midst of heaven,
..........having the everlasting gospel to preach unto them that dwell on the earth,
..........and to every nation, and kindred, and tongue, and people, Rev 14:6

INSTRUMENTAL NOISE is always the MARK or SOUND of Judgment and NOT Spiritual worship.

Saying [not singing] with a loud voice, Fear God, and give glory to him;
..........for the hour of his judgment is come:
..........and worship him that made heaven, and earth, and the sea,
..........and the fountains of waters. Rev 14:7
Proskuneo (g4352) pros-koo-neh'-o; from 4314 and a prob. der. of 2965 (mean. to kiss, like a dog licking his master's hand); to fawn or crouch to, i.e. (lit. or fig.) prostrate oneself in homage (do reverence to, adore): - worship. 

For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope. Rom 15:4

Now the God of patience and consolation grant you to be likeminded one toward another according to Christ Jesus: Rom 15:5

That ye may with one mind and one mouth glorify God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. Rom 15:6

Docazo (g1392) dox-ad'-zo; from 1391; to render (or esteem) glorious (in a wide application): - (make) glorify (-ious), full of (have) glory, honour, magnify.

Rev. 14:8 And there followed another angel, saying, 
        Babylon is fallen, is fallen, that great city,
        because she made all nations drink [enchantment] of the wine of the wrath of her fornication.

        "O the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God!" (Romans 11:33).
Romans 11:30 For as ye in times past have not believed God,
        yet have now obtained mercy through their unbelief:
Romans 11:31 Even so have these also now not believed,
        that through your mercy they also may obtain mercy.
Romans 11:32 For God hath concluded them all in unbelief, that he might have mercy upon all.
Romans 11:33 O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God!
        how unsearchable are his judgments, and his ways past finding out!
Romans 11:34 For who hath known the mind of the Lord? or who hath been his counseller?
Romans 11:35 Or who hath first given to him, and it shall be recompensed unto him again?
Romans 11:36 For of him, and through him, and to him, are all things: to whom be glory for ever. Amen.


Lord, Who will we find to TRUMP that?

Darryl TippensWithout music we are left with talk. The trouble with talk is that it tends to position the speaker in a place of power. It puts one in charge, which can border on a dangerous conceit when it comes to reporting on the Almighty.

THAT'S ALL THAT JESUS LEFT US TO DO AS WE SPEAK WHAT IS WRITTEN FOR OUR LEARNING.  But Jesus said doctors of the law take away the key to knowledge.
Aristot. Pol. 8.1341a Flutes must not be introduced into education, nor any other professional instrument, such as the harp or any other of that sort, but [20] such instruments as will make them attentive pupils either at their musical training or in their other lessons. Moreover the flute is not a moralizing but rather an exciting influence, so that it ought to be used for occasions of the kind at which attendance has the effect of purification rather than instruction. And let us add that the flute happens to possess the additional property
        telling against its use in education that playing it
        prevents the employment of speech.
        Hence former ages rightly rejected its use by the young and the free,
                although at first they had employed it.
WHY WOULD VIOLATING A DIRECT COMMAND AND SPEAK OUT OF HUMAN IMAGINATION BE GUARANTEED IF IT IS SET TO A TUNE AND SUNG?  Jesus as the SON of God is the personified WORD of God.  Speaking OUTLAWS all kinds of hypocritic arts.


Greek rational worship demands:

logi^k-os , ē, on, (logos)
A. of or for speaking or speech, merē l. the organs of speech, Plu.Cor.38:
logikē, , speech, Opposite. mousikē,
Opposite phantasia expressed in speech, cf. 71, al.
         Phantasia is 2. imagination, i.e. the RE-presentation of appearances or images,
Phantasia is b. in Aristotle, faculty of imagination, both presentative and representative, Opposite. “aisthēsis, ph. ouk estin aisthēsisArist.de An. 428a5; Opposite. doxa, because pistis is absent  primarily derived from sensation (cf. “aisthēsis11), hotan kath' hauto alla di' aisthēseōs parē tinito toiouton au pathos
c.
creative imagination,ph. sophōtera mimēseōs dēmiourgosPhilostr.VA6.19.

Sophos , ē, on, A. skilled in any handicraft or art, clever,
poets and musicians, Pi.O.1.9, P.1.42, 3.113; en kithara s. E.IT1238 (lyr.)
Mim-ēsis
, eōs, ,
A. imitation, Ar.Th.156, Th.1.95, Pl.Grg. 511a, etc.; kata sēn m. to imitate you, Ar.Ra.109; reproduction of a model, Dionys. ap. Syrian.in Hermog.1.3 R.
II. representation by means of art, Pl.Sph.265b, R.598b, al.; esp. of dramatic poetry, Arist.Po.1447a22, al.
Plat. Rep. 598b Is it an imitation of a phantasm [ eidōlon ] or of the truth?” “Of a phantasm,” he said. “Then the mimetic art is far removed from truth, and this, it seems, is the reason why it can produce everything, because it touches or lays hold of only a small part of the object and that a phantom; as, for example, a painter, we say, will paint us a cobbler, a carpenter, and other craftsmen,
Phantasia is  3. the use of imagery in literature, “tethorubētai tais ph. mallon ē dedeinōtaiLongin.3.1; “ rhētorikē ph.
Thoru^b-eō ,
A. make a noise, uproar or disturbance, esp. of crowds, assemblies,
a.
cheer, applaud, Isoc.12.264, Pl.Euthd.303b:—Pass., logos tethorubēmenos a loudly cheered speech, Isoc.12.233, cf. Arist.Rh.1356b23.

dein-oō
, A. make terrible: exaggerate

Iamblichus 3.8 OTHER MODES OF ENTRANCEMENT.
In regard to another kind of divination thou makest this statement, namely: "Others who understand themselves in other respects become divinely inspired through the fancy:4 some taking darkness as accessory, others employing certain potions, and others depending on singing and magic figures. Some are affected by means of water, others by gazing on a wall, others by the hypæthral air, and others by the sun or some other of the heavenly luminaries."

4. Greek, fantastikon (Phantasia, or imagination) is defined by Chrysippos and Plutarch as the faculty which reveals itself and its causes; phantastikon or fancy, the term here used, as a vain impulse of the mind with no real cause; phantaston as the imaginable, anything that may make an impression; phantasma, a phantom, an apparition.

II. possessed of reason, intellectual, “merosTi.Locr.99e, al.; “to l. zōon   
        dianoētikai, Mind Opposite. ēthikai, Arist.EN1108b9
        And:
        Ethi^k-os , A. ēthos11) moral, Which is Opposite. dianoētikos, Arist.EN1103a5,
Diano-ētikos , ē, on,
A. of or for thinking, intellectual, d. kinēsisPl.Ti.89a; aretē d., Opposite ēthikē, Arist.EN1103a14, etc.; “epistēmē d.Id.Metaph.1025b6; d. merē, of a play, parts which display thought, Id.Po.1460b4; “d. sugkrisisEpicur.Nat.14.20; d. phantasiai mental images, Cic.Fam.15.16.1; Opposite, Opposite. noeros, [Intellectual]
        Opposite al.; ta ēthika a treatise on morals,
2.  dialectical, argumentative, hoi l. dialogoi
     logical, l. sullogismoi, Opposite. rhētorikoi, Rh.1355a13.
     peri logikōn title of work, Opposite to phusikon, to ēthikon,
And Phusikos is the opposite of logikos
phu^sikos , ē, onA. natural, produced or caused by nature, inborn, native, phu^sikos  is the Opposite of logikōs,
II. of or concerning the order of external nature, natural, physical, ph. epistēmē
2. ho ph.an inquirer into nature, natural philosopher,
4. Adv. “-kōsaccording to the laws of nature, 
Logos , Opposite. kata pathos, Arist.EN1169a5 or personal experiences
Opposite matēn , Dor. mata_n ma^, Adv. random, dreams
Opposite human reasoning.
Opposite muthos, as history to legend,
intelligent utterance,

Opposite
phōnē, 3. any articulate sound,
4.
of sounds made by inanimate objects, mostly Poet., “kerkidos ph.
S.Fr.595; suriggōn E.Tr.127 (lyr.); “aulōn” organōn phōnaiPl.R.397a; Freq in LXX, “ ph. tēs salpiggosLXX Ex.20.18; ph. brontēs ib. Ps.103(104).7;
Opposite inarticulate noise (psophos psoph-os, also of musical instruments, lōtou, kitharas, E.Ba.687, Cyc.443; of a trumpet, Paus.2.21.3.
Prose, Opposite poiēsis, Id.R.390a; Opposite. psilometria, Arist.Po.1448a11; Opposite. emmetra, l. touto tōn metrōn (sc. to iambeion)“
pezoi
, Opposite poiētikē, [poems which you invent or devise]

God
breathed (the spirit) to Jesus as the son WITHOUT METRON (meter). That's why there IS NONE.

pezos
, ē, on, (v. pous) : 2. of verse, unaccompanied by music, “kai peza kai phormiktaS.Fr.16 ; pezō goō: aneu aulou ē luras, without the lyre
2. without musical accompaniment
(cf. 11.2), pausai melōdous' alla p. moi phrasonPlato Sophist.237a. Stop melodies to "let this thought prevail" especially in the mind.

Not for Disciples of Christ: We are commanded to teach that which is written for our learning.  We are commanded to SPEAK Psalms, hymns and Spiritual songs.  You cannot speak audibly and sing IN YOUR HEART at the same time.

Ephesians 5:18-20. And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit; speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord; giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ…

Joshua 1:8. This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate in it day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success.

“Declare His doings” (Is. 12:4) and “talk of all His wondrous works” (Ps 105:2)! As you do His Word will come to pass in your life!
Rom. 15:4 For
        whatsoever things were  written aforetime
         were written for our learning,
        that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope.

Rom. 15:5 Now the God of patience and consolation
        grant you to be likeminded one toward another according to Christ Jesus:
Rom. 15:6 That ye may with one mind and one mouth glorify God,
        even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Rom. 15:7 Wherefore receive ye one another, as Christ also received us to the glory of God.

HOW PETER ALSO RESTRICTED THE WRITTEN WORD AS THE SOLE RESOURCE FOR TEACHING


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

Fables are myths from MUO [to shut the mouth: music forces the lambs to be silent before the slaughter]
Sophis-tês , ou, ho, master of one's craft, adept, expert, of diviners,   of poets, meletan sophistais prosbalon Pi.I.5(4).28 , cf. Cratin.2; of musicians, sophistês . . parapaiôn chelun A.Fr.314 , cf. Eup.447, Pl.Com. 140; sophistêi Thrêiki (sc. Thamyris) E.Rh.924, cf. Ath.14.632c: with mod

Goes A.sorcerer, wizard, a juggler, cheat , Apistos unbeliever, Magos, 
"the condition is that of Ecstasy, the utterances are words or sounds of prayer or praise but are not clear in meaning, and give the impression to the hearer of being MYSTERIES or insane expressions."... This phenomenon seems to include sighs, groanings, shoutings, cries, and utterances either of disconnected words (such as Abba, hosanna, hallelujah, maranatha) or connected speech of a jubilating sort which impresses the observer as ecstatic prayer or psalmodic praise." (Schaff-Herzog, Speaking in Tongues, p. 36
To the universal repudiation, the Serpent in the garden of Eden was called by Christ "a singing and harp playing prostitute." Hewas a MUSICAL ENCHANTER and he wholly seduced Eve as singers try to seduce people.

Darryl Tippens: A different, humbler posture of spirit emerges in worship and song. When we are singing, there is a sense that we are not in charge. The leading comes from the music – or it should.

RECORDED HISTORY NOTES THAT RELIGIOUS MUSICAL PERFORMERS ARE SOOTHSAYERS, SORCERERS OR WIITCHES.  The arrogance of claiming such supernatural power is THE MARK of poossession.
If therefore the whole church be come together into one place, and all speak with tongues,
        and there come in those that are unlearned,
        or unbelievers, will they not say that ye are
mad? 1Co.14:23

Mainomai
(g3105) mah'ee-nom-ahee; mid. from a prim. mao, (to long for; through the idea of insensate craving); to rave as a "maniac": - be beside self (mad)

Sophocles, Oedipus Tyrannus. line 708

"mantic art" occurs once on this page.

[513-862][708] math' k.t.l.: learn that thou canst find no mortal creature sharing in the art of divination.

soi ethic dat.: estin echon = echei ( Eur. Supp. 427 ti toutôn estin ou kalôs echon;: technês. partitive gen. The gods have prescience (498); but they impart it to no man, --not even to such ministers as the Delphian priests. Iocasta reveres the gods (647): it is to them, and first to Apollo, that she turns in trouble (911). But the shock which had befallen her own life, --when at the bidding of Delphi her first-born was sacrificed without saving her husband Laius--has left a deep and bitter conviction that no mortal, be he priest or seer, shares the divine foreknowledge.

In the Greek view the mantis might be

(1) first, the god himself, speaking through a divinely frenzied being in whom the human reason was temporarily superseded (hence the popular derivation of mantikê from mania: Plat. Tim. 71e mantikên aphrosunêi theos anthrôpinêi dedôken: oudeis gar ennous ephaptetai mantikês entheou kai alêthous: this was much the same as the Egyptian belief, Hdt. 2.83 mantikê de autoisi ôde diakeetai. anthrôpôn men oudeni proskeetai hê technê, tôn de theôn metexeteroisi.

-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 bakkheiasPl.Smp.218b.

NO MUSICAL WORSHIP LEADER CAN MAKE IT WITHOUT BEING DRIVEN MAD BY THE MUSES: Like selling your sole to learn how to fiddle.

Mouso-ō , A. furnish with power of song, hosa phusis memousōke,
II.
mostly Pass., to be trained in the ways of the Muses, to be educated or accomplished, “ou memousōmai kakōsAr.Lys.1127; “to memousōsthai epainousin
2. to be set to music,
ta di' ōdēs . . mousōthenta kroumataD.H.Dem.40, cf. Cat.Cod.Astr.8(3).188; to be filled with melody, “memousōtai ta peri tēn thalattan hup' ōdēs tōn petrōnPhilostr.Her.10.7.

katokōkh-ē , , A. = katokhē, possession, “tēs khōrasmental grasp, “tōn eirēmenōn
II. being possessed, inspiration, “theia moira kai katokōkhē
Pl.Ion536c; “apo Mousōn k.Id.Phdr.245a, c

Plat. Ion 536c  and you have plenty to say: for it is not by art or knowledge about Homer that you say what you say, but by divine dispensation and possession; just as the Corybantian worshippers are keenly sensible of that strain alone which belongs to the god whose possession is on them, and have plenty of gestures and phrases for that tune, but do not heed any other. And so you, Ion, when the subject of Homer is mentioned, have plenty to say, but nothing on any of the others. And when you ask me the reason
Koru^bant-iaō ,
A. celebrate the rites of the Corybantes, to be filled with Corybantic frenzy, Pl.Cri.54d, Smp.215e, Ion 533e, 536c; K. peri ti to be infatuated about a thing, Longin.5: in Ar.V.8, comically, of a drowsy person nodding and suddenly starting up, cf. Plin.HN11.147.
Plat. Phaedrus 245a ills is found. And a third kind of possession and madness comes from the Muses. This takes hold upon a gentle and pure soul, arouses it and inspires it to songs and other poetry, and thus by adorning countless deeds of the ancients educates later generations. But he who without the divine madness comes to the doors of the Muses, confident that he will be a good poet by art, meets with no success, and the poetry of the sane man vanishes into nothingness before that of the inspired madmen.

-Mantikos

-Plat. Sym. 197a If Apollo invented archery and medicine and divination, it was under the guidance of Desire and Love; so that he too may be deemed a disciple of Love as likewise may the

Commentary 

Erōtos...sophian . sophian is here predicate (against Rückert) and stands for sophias ergon.
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 A., Rohde Psyche II. pp. 56 ff.
Darryl Tippens: Anne Lamott's experience illustrates how we may submit to the power of the song (and therefore to the Reality behind the music): "I felt like their voices or something was rocking me in its bosom, holding me like a scared kid, and I opened up to that feeling – and it washed over me." Music has this power to hold us, open us up, and bathe us. It happens to us. And when it is taken seriously – when it involves a whole-body immersionit brings us to God.

THIS IS THE FULFILLMENT OF THE PROPHETIC TYPE

King (Apollo, Bel the Younger) Son of Deus ! — Iliad, V. 105.

Would not purgations and purifications . . . and likewise the going round with torches steeped in drugs, ordered by medical men and prophets, and the lustrations . . . and sprinklings . . . render a man pure in body and soul 1 Will not then the God who purifies, who washes and who releases us from such evils, be of such a name t He will properly be called Apo- louon (the Washer). —Plato, Cratylus ; Burges, iii. 323, 324. Having a king over them, the Angel of the Pit (Abyss) ; his name in Hebrew is Abaddon" (Adonis), but in the Greek his name is Apolluon.

Pla Crat 405a] for no single name could more aptly indicate the four functions of the god, touching upon them all and in a manner declaring his power in music, prophecy, medicine, and archery.

Hermogenes
Go on; you seem to imply that it is a remarkable name.

Socrates
His name and nature are in harmony; you see he is a musical god. For in the first place, purification and purgations used in medicine and in soothsaying, and fumigations with medicinal and magic drugs,

Plat. Crat. 405b
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?

Hermogenes
Certainly.

Socrates
But this is the god who purifies and washes away (apaloouōn) and delivers (apoluōn) from such evils, is he not?

Hermogenes
Certainly.

Socrates
With reference, then, to his acts of delivering and his washings,

Pla Craty [405c] as being the physician of such diseases, he might properly be called Apoluon (apalouōn, 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 (bolōn) he is ever darting (aei ballōn). 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,

Plat. Crat. 405d  which is called concord; for, as the ingenious musicians and astronomers tell us, all these things move together by a kind of harmony. And this god directs the harmony, making them all move together, among both gods and men; and so, just as we call the homokeleuthon (him who accompanies), and homokoitin (bedfellow), by changing the homo to alpha, akolouthon and akoitin, so also we called him Apollo who was Homopolo,

ALL RECORDED HISTORY AFFIRMS THAT THIS IS SOOTHSAYINNG (THE LEVITES) OR SORCERY (REV18) AND THE WORK OF ABADDON OR APOLLYON.


Darryl Tippens: For those suspicious of emotion, music's power to take us where the intellect cannot go is alarming, but Scriptural example should allay our fears.

And the Spirit of the Lord shall rest upon him,
........... the Spirit of wisdom and understanding,
........... the Spirit of counsel and might,
........... the Spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the Lord; Isaiah 11:2

And shall make him of quick understanding in the fear of the Lord: and he shall not judge after the sight of his eyes, neither reprove after the hearing of his ears: Isaiah 11:3

Tippens is correct: All musical terms and names of musical instruments point to soothsaying which is interchangeably with SORCERY in the ancient literature. Mary was not "out of her mind" and Mary had nothing to do in the synagogue or ekklesia where the command was to SPEAK that which is written for our learning.

Jesus of Nazareth was made to be the WORD meaning He SPOKE the Word of God without meter.  Spiritual worship is RATIONAL (Logos) worship. Music is excluded by command and minimal ethics when Jesus comes to SPEAK when the elders teach that which has been taught.

Commentary on Sophocles Oedipus Tyrannus  708 it is to them, and first to Apollo [Abaddon, Apollyon] , that she turns in trouble . In the Greek view the mantis might be  (1) first, the god himself, speaking through a divinely frenzied being in whom the human reason was temporarily superseded (hence the popular derivation of mantikê from maniatheōn manteumata are oracles which professed to come from the gods. Others render: — “Nothing in mortal affairs is connected with the mantic art”: i.e. is affected by it, comes within its ken.  : Plat. Tim. 71emantikēn aphrosunē theos anthrōpinē dedōken: oudeis gar ennous ephaptetai mantikēs entheou kai alēthous”: this was much the same as the Egyptian belief, Hdt. 2.83 “ Heracles, Apollo, Athena, Artemis, Ares, and Zeus, and of Leto (the most honored of all) in the town of Buto.

Plato, Timaeus [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
All pagans believed that music created ecstasy (madness says Paul) and in this madness people believed that they were in the presence of the gods.  Of course, this claim was always to pick the pockets of the ignorant and poor.  On the other hand, the Word of God carries the INTELLECT of God.
logi^k-os , ē, on, (logos) A. of or for speaking or speech, merē l. the organs of speech, Plu.Cor.38:
logikē, , speech, Opposite. mousikē, Opposite phantasia expressed in speech,
II. possessed of reason, intellectual, “merosTi.Locr.99e, al.; “to l. zōon   
        dianoētikai, Mind Opposite. ēthikai, Arist.EN1108b9.
        And:
        Ethi^k-os , A. ēthos11) moral, Opposite. dianoētikos, Arist.EN1103a5,
        al.; ta ēthika a treatise on morals,
2. dialectical, argumentative, hoi l. dialogoi
    logical, l. sullogismoi, Opposite. rhētorikoi, Rh.1355a13.
    peri logikōn title of work, Opposite to phusikon, to ēthikon,

Noos   5. reason, intellect,noou phreniXenoph.25, cf. Parm.16.2, etc.; “theios n. b. Mind as the active principle of the Universe, Nous (g3563) nooce; prob. from the base of 1097; the intellect, i.e. mind (divine or human; in thought, feeling, or will); by impl. meaning: - mind, understanding. Comp. 5590.
3. mind, more widely, as employed in feeling, deciding, etc., heart,
5. reason, intellect III. sense, meaning of a word,
G1097 ginōskō o “know” (absolutely), in a great variety of applications and with many implications (as shown at left, with others not thus clearly expressed):—allow, be aware (of), feel, (have) known (-ledge), perceive, be resolved, can speak, be sure, understand.

Rom 7:23 But I see another law in my members, warring against the law of my mind, and bringing me into captivity to the law of sin which is in my members.

1Co.1:10 Now I beseech you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you; but that ye be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment.

The Spirit of the Lord spoke by me, And His Word was on my tongue. 2 Samuel 23:2

The God of Israel said, the Rock of Israel spake to me, He that ruleth over men must be just, ruling in the fear of God.  2 Samuel 23:3

AND there shall come forth a rod out of the stem of Jesse, and a Branch shall grow out of his roots: Isa 11:1

And the Spirit of the Lord shall rest upon him, the Spirit of wisdom and understanding, the Spirit of counsel and might, the Spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the Lord; Isa 11: 2

And my speech and my preaching was not with enticing Words of mans wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power: 1 Cor 2:4

But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God. 1 Cor 2: 10

For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct him? But we have the mind of Christ. 1 Cor 2: 16

And shall make him of quick understanding in the fear of the Lord: and he shall not judge after the sight of his eyes, neither reprove after the hearing of his ears: Isa 11: 3

But with righteousness shall he judge the poor, and reprove with equity for the meek of the earth: and he shall smite the earth with the rod of his mouth, and with the breath of his lips shall he slay the wicked. Isa 11: 4

Rational worship SHUTS DOWN the spiritual attacks and rests solely on the Word of God.

Music was OUTLAWED for the Qahal, Synagogue or Church of Christ in the Wilderness: the church is A SCHOOL OF CHRIST and the suggested ECSTACY is called witchcraft and can RARELY be effective on masculine males.

Darryl Tippens: The very fact that the Bible contains hundreds of song texts, many highly emotional in nature, tells us something important. Consider Mary's song of praise (Luke 1:46-55). It expresses more than doctrinal truths (though it does that). The song overflows in ecstasy as the Virgin realizes she is to bear the Christ child. If we do not feel Mary's transport, if we do not sense the sheer surprise and wonder pulsating in her words of praise, then we are deaf to the glorious music in the text.

Darryl Tippens is not Mary!
Enthousi-asmos , ho,
A. inspiration, enthusiasm, frenzy, Democr.18, Pl.Ti.71e, “alogos e.produced by certain kinds of music, Arist.Pol.1340a11, 1342a7.
alogos , on, A. without logos, hence,
II. unreasoning, hēdonē, okhlos, etc., Pl.R.591c, Ti.42d, etc.; “ta alogabrutes, animals, 2. not according to reason, irrationalOpposite. meta logou d.
Aristot. Pol. 8.1340a But it is clear that we are affected in a certain manner, both by many other kinds of music and not least by the melodies of Olympus; for these admittedly make our souls enthusiastic, and enthusiasm is an affection of the character of the soul. And moreover everybody when listening to imitations is thrown into a corresponding state of feeling, even apart from the rhythms and tunes themselves. And since it is the case that music is one of the things that give pleasure, and that virtue has to do with feeling delight and love and hatred rightly

Aristot. Pol. 8.1342a for example pity and fear, and also religious excitement; for some persons are very liable to this form of emotion, and under the influence of sacred music we see these people, when they use tunes that violently arouse the soul, being thrown into a state as if they had received medicinal treatment and taken a purge;

Aphrosunē  , ( [aphrôn] ) A.folly, thoughtlessness,  opposite. sōphrosunē

-Ma^nia (A), Ion. -, h(, (mainomai) II. enthusiasm, inspired frenzy, “m. Dionusou paraE.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 bakkheiasPl.Smp.218b.

Music katokōkh-ē , II. being possessed, inspiration
Plat. Ion 536c just as the Corybantian worshippers are keenly sensible of that strain alone which belongs to the god whose possession is on them, and have plenty of gestures and phrases for that tune, but do not heed any other.

-Mantikos   [if you all sing your own songs or prayers will they not think you are MAD]

-Plat. Sym. 197a If Apollo [Abaddon, apollyon] invented archery and medicine  and divination, [Sorcery in Revelation 18] it was under the guidance of Desire and Love; so that he too may be deemed a disciple of Love  [Erōtos...sophian .rhetoric, singing, playing]

Heredotus 2.LXXXIII. As to the art of divination among them, it belongs to no man, but to some of the gods; there are in their country oracles of Heracles, Apollo, Athena, Artemis, Ares, and Zeus, and of Leto (the most honored of all) in the town of Buto. Nevertheless, they have several ways of divination, not just one. [Aeido or singing]

But there is not a single command, example or inference that any godly people ever gathered for congregational singing with our without instruments.  History notes that "the devil made them do it" when the Israelites were abandoned to worship the starry host.

FIRST,

Luke 1:42 and she lifted up her voice with a loud cry,
        and said, Blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb.
Luke 1:43 And whence is this to me, that the mother of my Lord should come unto me?

She did not SING as in CCM
kraug-ē , , A. crying, screaming, shouting, tis hēde k.; Telecl.35; kraugēn theinai, stēsai, E.Or.1510, 1529; “poieinX.Cyr.3.1.4; “kraugē khrēsthaiTh.2.4; “k. gignetaiLys.13.71; rarely of a shout of joy, PPetr.3p.334 (iii B. C.), Ev.Luc.1.42:

Eur. Orest. 1510 Orestes

[1510] I suppose that shouting of yours was not for Menelaus to come to the rescue?
Orestes
  You fool! Do you think I could endure to make your throat bloody? You weren't born a woman, nor do you belong among men. The reason I left the palace was to stop your shouting
SECOND, this was not in a public assembly: she was not a worship leader. She quoted lots of text and SHE was hand picked by God--if that makes any difference!

THE PERSONA OF MUSICAL PERFORMERS HAS NOT RECORDED EXCEPTION: LUCIFER IS CALLED BY THE SPIRIT OF CHRIST THE SINGING AND HARP PLAYING PROSTITUTES.  In civil societies it was RARE that a male could be ENTHUSED: The Stigma also afflicted rhetoricians:

(Tatian to the Greeks, Ante-Nicene, Vol. II, p. 75)."I have often seen a man (actor)-- and have been amazed to see, 
        and the amazement has ended in contempt,
        to think how he is
one thing internally,
        but outwardly
counterfeits what he is not--

giving himself excessive airs of daintiness and indulging in all sorts of effeminacy;
        somethines
darting his eyes about;
        sometimes
throwing his hands hither and thither,
        and raving with his face smeared with mud (sweat, spit and dust);
        sometimes personating Aphrodite (
female), sometimes Apollo (male);
        a
solitary accuser of all the gods, an epitome of  
        superstition, a vituperator of heroic deeds, an
actor of murders, a chronicler of adultery,
        a storehouse of madness, a teacher of cynaedi,
        an instigator of capital sentences;--
                and yet such a man i
s praised by all.

But I have rejected all his falsehoods, his impiety, his practices,--in short,
the man althogether.
        But you are led captive by such men,
        while you revile those who do not take a part in your pursuits
.

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
doctrines,
              or, like us, give up yours."
Darryl Tippens: In similar fashion the great songs of the Old Testament (especially the Psalms) express strong emotion – exultant joy like Mary's, but also deep sorrow, brittle anxiety, raw fear, and luminous hope. The whole range of human emotion is captured in the Psalms, and this is precisely why we need them in our communal and private worship.
There are only 57 poems in the Book of Psalms Paul understood as Mizmors which could be Teaching Psalms.  There is not command, example or inference that anyone SANG Psalms.  Paul commanded that these psalms--about 50 fit for the public--be SPOKEN: nothing is permitted not spoken with one mind and one mouth of "that which is written for our learning." Romans 15 one of the NEVER musical passages.  The command from the church in the wilderness was to SPEAK and MEDITATE or rehearse in the heart. This was exclusive of vocal or instrumental rejoicing which decent people would never do when Jesus comes to be our teacher.

Psalms were Warrior Chants used by the Levites under the not-commanded king and commanders of the army. The halal or chalal as the meaning of LUCIFER threatened the enemy with sexual abuse if they did not panic and run.

MUSIC TO ENRAGE THE ARMY AND PANIC THE ENEMY.

"What I am warning against is the other end of the spectrum, music that hurts, enrages and triggers fight or flight brain reactions, resulting in physiological changes that can be harmful. As Naomi Orr once stated, "Military drums play music designed to make your feet take you where your head never would-Music is almost as dangerous as gunpowder-". If we look at history, as far back as organized warfare can be seen, there has been attempts to enrage soldiers into battle by beating drums first slowly (consistent with heart beat) and then more quickly as troops enter battle. The sound of the drums is low frequency and is as high intensity as the instrument would allow at the time. Music and Endorphins

Tavah (h8427) taw-vaw'; a prim. root; to mark out, i. e. (prim.) scratch or (def.) imprint: - scrabble, set [a mark]. 

Eze.9:4 And the Lord said unto him, Go through the midst of the city, through the midst of Jerusalem, and set a mark upon the foreheads of the men that sigh and that cry for all the abominations that be done in the midst thereof.

Anach (h584) aw-nakh'; a prim. root; to sigh: - groan, mourn, sigh.

Psalms 150:1 Praise [Halal] ye the LORD. Praise God in his sanctuary: praise him in the firmament of his power.
Psalms 150:2 Praise him for his mighty acts: praise him according to his excellent greatness.
Psalms 150:3 Praise him with the sound of the trumpet: praise him with the psaltery and harp.
Psalms 150:4 Praise him with the timbrel and dance: praise him with stringed instruments and organs.
Psalms 150:5 Praise him upon the loud cymbals: praise him upon the high sounding cymbals.
Psalms 150:6 Let every thing that hath breath praise the LORD. Praise ye the LORD.

The PRAISE word is "halal" in Hebrew h1984.Short.gif



It has the same meaning as h1985 and verifies that God turned Israel over to worship the starry host and sentenced them back to Babylon.

H1985 hillêl hil-layl' From H1984 ; praising (namely God); Hillel, an Israelite:—Hillel.

Ancient Faiths embodied in Ancient Names Thomas Inman


The Latin in Psalm 150 which is a halal "making self vile" source of the Lucifer word:

Canto
Neutr., to produce melodious sounds (by the voice or an instrument), to sound, sing, play (class. in prose and poetry; rare in Cic.).
III. In the language of religion, as v. n. or a., to use enchantments, charms, incantations, to enchant, to charm, Cato, R. R. 160, 1; Varr. R. R. 1, 2, 27: “frigidus in pratis cantando rumpitur anguis,Verg. E. 8, 71: “cantata Luna,exorcised by magic, Prop. 4 (5), 5, 13.falx,Ov. H. 6, 84: “herbae,id. M. 7, 98: “ignis,Sil. 1, 430: “tum quoque cantato densetur carmine caelum,an incantation, Ov. M. 14, 369.—
B.To call forth, produce by charms:et chelydris [fetid serpent] cantare soporem,Sil. 8, 498: “cantata umbra,Luc. 6, 767.
Frīgĭdus
2. As subst.
a. frīgĭdum , i, n., the cold: obaequalitas ferventis ac frigidi, Apul. Dog. Plat. 1, p. 11, 24.—Plur.: “frigida (opp. calida),Ov. M. 1, 19.—
B. In partic., cold, chilled, of a dead person, or one stiffened with fright
Lucr. 3.290
There is indeed in mind that heat it gets
When seething in rage, and flashes from the eyes
More swiftly fire; there is, again, that wind,
Much, and so cold, companion of all dread,
Which rouses the shudder in the shaken frame;
There is no less that state of air composed,
Making the tranquil breast, the serene face.
But more of hot have they whose restive hearts,
Whose minds of passion quickly seethe in rage-
Of which kind chief are fierce abounding lions,
Who often with roaring burst the breast o'erwrought,
Unable to hold the surging wrath within;

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Sŏpor ,
1. cum suavi devinxit membra sopore Somnus,Lucr. 4, 453; 4, 765;
2.
Pregn., the sleep of death, death: “in soporem conlocastis nudos,Plaut. Am. 1, 1, 148; 1, 1, 150: “aeternus,Lucr. 3, 466: “perpetuus,Hor. C. 1, 24, 5.—
II. Transf.
A. Stupefaction , lethargy, stupor: neque dormire excitatus, neque vigilare ebrius poterat, sed semisomno sopore ... jactabatur, Cael. ap. Quint. 4, 2, 124: “temulento sopore profligatus,id. ib. § 123. —
Tēmŭlentus , a, um, adj. [root tem, whence temetum; formed in analogy with vinolentus.
I. Lit., drunk, drunken, intoxicated (syn.: ebrius, vinosus): agite, exite, temulentum tollite,
Tempestas
2. Esp., of bad or stormy weather, a storm, tempest (cf.: “procella, hiemps): turbida tempestas heri fuit,Plaut. Rud. 4, 3, 3; so, “turbida,
prō-flīgo  I. to strike or dash to the ground, to cast down utterly, overthrow, overcome, conquer (class.; syn.: sterno, prosterno).
B. To overwhelm, crush in spirit: “quanti illum maerore afflictum esse et profligatum putatis,Cic. Cat. 2, 1, 2.—
C. To bring almost to an end, to almost finish, despatch:
B. In a moral sense, corrupt, dissolute, abandoned, profligate (class.): “tu omnium mortalium profligatissime ac perditissime,Cic. Verr. 2, 3, 26, § 65: “homines,id. Arch. 6, 14: “omnia ad perniciem profligata atque perdita,id. Rosc. Am. 13, 38: “profligatissimus quisque,Suet. Tib. 35.— 
B. Drowsiness, laziness, indifference: “sopor et ignavia,Tac. H. 2, 76; Mart. 7, 42, 4.—
D. A sleepingdraught, sleeping - potion: “sopore sumpto dormiturus,Sen. Ep. 83, 25; so (opp. venenum) id. Ben. 5, 13, 5; Front. Strat. 2, 5, 12; Nep. Dion, 2, 5.—
E. The temple (of the head; cf. “Germ. Schläfe): laevus,Stat. S. 2, 3, 29.

lūna ,
E. Personified: Lūna , the Moon-goddess: “Volcanus, Luna, Sol, Dies, di quattuor,Plaut. Bacch. 2, 3, 21; Ov. F. 4, 374; Aus. Ep. 5, 3; 19, 3; cf. Stat. Th. 12, 299 sqq.; “Hyg. Fab. praef.: Aristoteles ... Minervam esse lunam probabilibus argumentis explicat,Arn. 3, 31. Her temple, built on the Aventine by Servius Tullius, was burned in Nero's reign, Liv. 40, 2, 2; Tac. A. 15, 41.

The Greeks used the PSAO rooted words to define the Psalms because psallo was first a making war against people with the bow or making perverted worship by Apollo as he shot forth humns with his lyre.
This is derived from warriors plucking the bow string and pretty vile people plucking harp strings to seduce a younger male:

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

So, it was the translators of the Septuatint who used the "Psa" based words knowing fully well that in the Greek world the message was making war or making perverted sex.  Not all of the book of psalms are psalms


Psalmos also appears in the LXX as equivalent to the Hebrew word neginah [5058]. This Hebrew term is used to describe a wide variety of songs. Neginah is translated by psalmos in Lam 3:14 (song), in Lam 5:14 (music) and in Ps 69:12 (song). It is striking to observe that in the LXX translation of Lam 3:14 and Ps 69:12, psalmos, or its verbal form, is used for songs that are not only uninspired but are in fact the product of the wicked, even drunkards, who mocked God and His word. The Hebrew term neginah is used elsewhere in the Hebrew Scriptures of: the songs of the wicked, Job 30:9 (song); the inspired praise of God, Psalm 61 title (Neginah-a song performed on a stringed instrument); and the uninspired praisd of the Lord composed by King Hezekiah, Is 38:20 (my songs).
THE QAHAL, SYNAGOGUE OR CHURCH OF CHRIST IN THE WILDERNESS OUTLAWED MUSIC.

Darryl Tippens: The Psalms permit us, indeed require us, to be fully human before our fellow worshipers and before God. They dissolve our pretensions to having it "all together." They expose our "niceness" as the sham that it is. They demand truth from us–not just pretty thoughts in our heads, but the full conviction and the passion of our hearts. Surely, if all the Psalms (not just a few favorites) were restored to the worship of the church, we would be a more authentic and faithful community.

There are only 57 mizmors which Paul would call "Psalms." These are "teaching Psalms" and not sung as music.

Singing succeeds because–like other spiritual practices–it requires the full involvement of the whole person.

First, says paul, the body of flesh must be sacrificed or burned up:
Romans 12:1 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that
..........YE present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God,
..........which is your reasonable service.  
             tēn logikēn latreian humōn:

Gal 5:22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,
Gal 5:23 Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.
Gal 5:24 And they that are Christ’s have
crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts.

G2378 thusia thoo-see'-ah From G2380 ; sacrifice (the act or the victim, literally or figuratively):--sacrifice

G2380 thuÿ thoo'-o A primary verb; properly to rush (breathe hard, blow, smoke), that is, (by implication) to sacrifice (properly by fire, but generally); by extension to immolate (slaughter for any purpose):--kill, (do) sacrifice, slay.

Thu^si-a , Ion. -, h(, (thuō) prop. A. burnt-offering, sacrifice, “en thusiēsi einaiHdt.8.99;

Then, it is possible to engage in RATIONAL or SPIRITUAL worship:

Latin: Romans 12.1 obsecro itaque vos fratres per misericordiam Dei ut exhibeatis corpora vestra hostiamviventemsanctam Deo placentem rationabile obsequium vestrum

Rătĭōnābĭlis , e, adj. ratio (post-Aug.; = rationalis, which is in better use), I. reasonable, rational: he pure milk of reason, id. 1 Pet. 2, 2: “sententia vera et rationabilis,

Sententĭa , ae, f. for sentientia, from sentio, I. a way of thinking, opinion, judgment, sentiment; a purpose, determination, decision, will, etc.
I. Transf., of words, discourse, etc., sense, meaning, signification, idea, notion, etc.
1. In gen., a thought expressed in words; a sentence, period: dum de singulis sententiis breviter disputo

Greek rational worship demands:

logi^k-os , ē, on, (logos) A. of or for speaking or speech, merē l. the organs of speech, Plu.Cor.38:
logikē, , speech, Opposite. mousikē, Opposite phantasia expressed in speech,
II. possessed of reason, intellectual, “merosTi.Locr.99e, al.; “to l. zōon   
        dianoētikai, Mind Opposite. ēthikai, Arist.EN1108b9.
        And:
        Ethi^k-os , A. ēthos11) moral, Opposite. dianoētikos, Arist.EN1103a5,
        al.; ta ēthika a treatise on morals,
2. dialectical, argumentative, hoi l. dialogoi
    logical, l. sullogismoi, Opposite. rhētorikoi, Rh.1355a13.
peri logikōn title of work, Opposite to phusikon, to ēthikon,
That is why music is EXCLUDED for anyone who cares enough to define words: Music is derived from mystery which means "to make the lambs dumb before the slaughter." The Jacob-Cursed Levites performed as SOOTHSAYERS with instrumental noise. They had been abandoned to worship the starry host and abandoned to return to Babylon.  This was BECAUSE of musical idolatry on the rest day when they were to be QUARANTINED from the pagan Sun worship on the evil seventh days. That is whay sacrificial music where the musicians were called PARASITES was called sacred violence and the godly people attended synagogue where vocal or instrumental rejoicing was outlawed.

Darryl Tippens: There is no other act of worship that is so visceral. This is especially so of congregational singing, for every voice is fully required. Those who have been reared within an a cappella tradition may have trouble understanding its peculiar beauty and uniqueness.

Singing has always been the church's means to teach, inspire, and build community. On the night Jesus was betrayed, he sang hymns with his followers (Matthew 26:30; Mark 14:26).

There is not a shred of Biblical or historical evidence prior to the Reformation.

Hallel, in "Jewish ritual, selection from the Psalms, chanted as part of the liturgy during certain festivals. The more frequently used selection includes Psalms 113-118 and is known as the Egyptian Hallel, presumably because Psalm 114 begins, "When Israel went out of Egypt" It is sung in synagogues on the first two days of Passover, on Shabuoth, on Sukkot, on each morning of the eight days of Hanukkah, and at the close of the Seder."

The reading is beloved to the people, and so they listen closely: Megillah 21b

The Hallel as an Institution of the Prophets, to use to pray for salvation from danger: Pesachim 117a [2x]

Saying the Hallel daily is blasphemous: Shabbos 118b

Matthew 26.30 When they had 'hymned" they went out to the Mount of Olives. They SPOKE A HYMN devoted to Passover and never sung in a teaching sense.

I believe that the Latin agrees with the common understanding that "singing was using the normal inflections of the human voice." Especially when you are confessing God the Father by the use of a hymn or prayer which gives HIM the glory. Mature males then and probably now do not agree to get together to appease God with singing. Hymns are the prayers GOD provided.

Matthew 26.30
  et hymno dicto exierunt in montem Oliveti

Hymnus , i, m., = humnos, I. a song of praise, a hymn: “hymnus cantus est cum laude Dei,Aug. Enarr. in Psa. 148, 17; Ambros. Expos. Psa. 118, prol. § 3; Lucil. ap. Non. 330, 9; Prud. Cath. 37 praef.; 4, 75: “divinorum scriptor hymnorum, Lact. 4, 8, 14; Vulg. Psa. 60 tit.; id. Matt. 26, 30.

Psalm 60 A teaching poem by David, when he fought with Aram Naharaim and with Aram Zobah, and Joab returned, and killed twelve thousand of Edom in the Valley of Salt.

There is no SINGING TUNEFULLY involved in hymning:

Dīcoto say, tell, mention, relate, affirm, declare, state; to mean, intend (for syn. cf.: for, loquor stands for the Gr. eipein pros tina,
Ontōs , Adv. part. of eimi A. (sum), really, actually, verily, with Verb
Alēth-ēs
a^, Dor. ala_thēs , es, (lēthō,
I.
Hom., Opposite. pseudēs, in phrases alēthea muthēsasthai, eipein, agoreuein, alēthes enispein
3.
of oracles, true, unerring, “alathea mantiōn thōkonPi. P.11.6, cf. S.Ph.993, E.Ion1537; of dreams, A.Th.710. “alēthei logō khrasthaiHdt. 1.14
        Opposite Epos
1. song or lay accompanied by music,
                 8.91,17.519. b. generally, poetry, even lyrics
        5. celebrate, of poets, “Aiantos bian
Acts 7:38 This is he, that was in the church in the wilderness with the angel which spake to him in the mount Sina, and with our fathers: who received the lively oracles to give unto us:
Romans 3:2 Much every way: chiefly, because that unto them were committed the oracles of God.
Hebrews 5:12 For when for the time ye ought to be
teachers, ye have need that one teach you again which be the first principles of the oracles of God; and are become such as have need of milk, and not of strong meat.
1Peter 4:11 If any man
speak, let him speak as the oracles of God; if any man minister, let him do it as of the ability which God giveth: that God in all things may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom be praise and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.
Luke 2.34 and Simeon blessed them, and said to Mary, his mother, "Behold, this child is set for the falling and the rising of many in Israel, and for a sign which is spoken against.

When Dico is translated SING it never speaks of tunefulness:

Dīco, 4. To describe, relate, sing, celebrate in writing (mostly poet.): “tibi dicere laudes,Tib. 1, 3, 31; so, “laudes Phoebi [Apollo, Abaddon, Apollyon] et Dianae,Hor. C. S. 76: “Dianam,

Laudo, I. to praise, laud, commend, extol, eulogize, approve
1.
To pronounce a funeral oration over a person:
3.
To praise, compliment, i. e. dismiss with a compliment, leave,
        to adduce, name, quote, cite a person as any thing:
sermo
Sermo
, ōnis, m. 2. sero, qs. serta, conserta oratio, Of prose as opposed to poetry
b.
of verses in a conversational style, To Inculcate
II.
Transf., a manner of speaking, mode of expression, language, style, diction, etc. (cf. lingua):
Darryl TippensDoxologies, hymn fragments, and references to congregational singing run through Paul's letters. The Apostle urges Christians to employ song to teach, praise God, encourage one another, and express thanks:

There is not a shred of evidence that this is true: Paul commanded that we SPEAK the inspired Biblical Text none of which can be sung tunefully.

Darryl Tippens: Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly; teach and admonish one another in all wisdom; and with gratitude in your hearts sing psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs to God. . . . [S]ing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs among yourselves, singing and making melody in your hearts. . . . (Colossians 3:16; Ephesians 5:19)

Again, there is no such translation! The command was to SPEAK and SPEAK is the opposite of poetry or music.  Furthermore, recorded history never saw this invisible "proof."

Ephesians 5:17 Wherefore be ye not unwise,
        BUT understanding what the will of the Lord is.
Ephesians 5:18 And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess;
         BUT be filled with the Spirit;
Ephesians 5:19 Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs,

        [BUT] singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord;


Paul CONTRASTS the EXTERNAL speaking to Teach one another with the WILL OF THE LORD and Singing and Melody IN THE HEART to the Lord.

You cannot SING and SPEAK to teach the will of the Lord at the same time.

Ephesians 5:20 Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father
         in the name [authority] of our Lord Jesus Christ;

THE HISTORIC CHURCH NEVER BELIEVED THIS WAS CONGREGATIONAL SINGING:the simple verse is too simple to be missed unless one does not car.  That is a historical fact because:

We cannot tell how often such hymns were used within the churches - although in the conditions of the fourth century there would have been no hymn-books, the musical settings of hymns would have made them relatively easy to learn, so congregational performance was possible for at least a small repertoire The Biblical Psalms were now often sung with a congregational response, either Alleluia' or a verse chosen from the Psalm, which allowed the participation of all without requiring everyone to be able to read or everyone to learn the entire Psalter -- though in the same period some monks had begun to do precisely that Basil had to defend his monks for their psalm-singing at vigils: Moray Allan, May 2001

Hymnody developed systematically, however, only after the emperor Constantine legalized Christianity (AD 313); and it flourished earliest in Syria, where the practice was possibly taken over from the singing by Gnostics and Manichaeans of hymns imitating the psalms. The Byzantine Church adopted the practice; in its liturgy, hymns maintain a much more prominent place than in the Latin liturgy; and Byzantine hymnody developed complex types such as the kanon and kontakion (qq.v.; see also Byzantine chant). Saint Ephraem--a 4th-century Mesopotamian deacon, poet, and hymnist--has been called the "father of Christian hymnody." Britannica Online

In the West, St. Hilary of Poitiers composed a book of hymn texts in about 360. Not much later St. Ambrose of Milan instituted the congregational singing of psalms and hymns, partly as a counter to the hymns of the Arians, who were in doctrinal conflict with orthodox Christianity. In poetic form (iambic octosyllables in four-line stanzas), these early hymns--apparently sung to simple, possibly folk melodies--derive from Christian Latin poetry of the period.

These were sung in actual armed conflict on the streets! This was not called worship but propaganda.  Still, this was not metrical singing for magical purpose.

By the late Middle Ages trained choirs had supplanted the congregation in the singing of hymns. Although new, often more ornate melodies were composed and many earlier melodies were elaborated, one syllable of text per note was usual. Some polyphonic hymn settings were used, usually in alternation with plainchants, and were particularly important in organ music

Congregational singing in the liturgy was re-established only during the Reformation, by the Lutheran Church in Germany.

The early chorale (q.v.), or German hymn melody,
was unharmonized and sung unaccompanied,
although harmonized versions,
used by varying combinations of choir, organ, and congregation,
appeared later. 

Swiss, and later, French, English, and Scottish Calvinism promoted the singing of metrical translations of the psalter (see psalmody), austerely set for unaccompanied unison singing. English and Scottish Protestantism admitted only the singing of psalms. English metrical psalms were set to tunes adapted from the French and Genevan psalters. These were fairly complex melodies written on French metres. The English psalter used only a few metres, and the custom of singing each psalm to its “proper” tune was soon replaced by the use of a few common tunes. The common metre 8, 6, 8, 6 (the numbers give the number of syllables in each line), a form of English ballad metre, remains the archetypal English hymn metre.
  1. The command is to use that which is written for our learning with one mind and one mouth
  2. Nothing "written" is metrical and could never be sung tunefully.
  3. The purpose was to TEACH and COMFORT with the Scripture.
  4. That is why there is no command, example or inference of congregational singing until after the Reformation.
Notice that Paul often uses forms of parallelism

II. Antithetical Parallelism--The thought of the first line is expressed by an antithesis in the second;
or is counterbalanced by a contrast in the second. This parallelism is very common in the Book of Proverbs:

(a) The tongue of the wise adorneth knowledge,
{but} The mouth of the fool blurteth out folly.

Prov., xv, 2.
(b) Soundness of heart is the life of the flesh,
{but} Envy is the rot of the bones.
--Proverbs 14:30.

The thoughts of the righteous are right,
But the counsels of the wicked are deceitful. Proverbs 12:5 (NKJV)
Proverbs 15.2  lingua sapientium ornat scientiam os fatuorum ebullit stultitiam

Lingua
  A. Since the tongue is an organ of speech, a tongue, utterance, speech, language:
2.
The tongue or language of a people: “lingua Latina, Graeca,Cic. Fin. 1, 3, 10: “Graeca et Latina lingua,
Varr. R. R. 2, 1, 6
: “(Massilia) tam procul a Graecorum regionibus, disciplinis linguāque divisa,
Discī^plīna  instruction, tuition, teaching in the widest sense of the word (for syn.
cf.: ars, litterae, doctrina, scientia, cognitio  all that is taught in the way of instruction, philosophical doctrines, philosophical system
Opposite: 6. The tongue or reed of a flute, Plin. 10, 29, 43, § 84.—
The word SPEAK is the opposite of POETRY or MUSIC. Therefore,

Eph. 5:17 Wherefore be ye not
unwise,
        BUT understanding what the will of the Lord is.
Aphrōn , on, gen. onos, (phrēn) A. senseless, of statues, X. Mem.1.4.4:— and so, crazed, frantic,aphrona kourēn
Hom. Il. 5. [760] while at their ease Cypris and Apollo of the silver bow take their joy, having set on this madman that regardeth not any law? Father Zeus, wilt thou in any wise be wroth with me if I smite Ares in sorry fashion and drive him out of the battle?”

Apollōn
, ho, Apollo: gen. ōnos (also ō An.Ox.3.222): acc.
A. ApollōIG1.9, al., A.Supp.214, S.OC1091, Tr.209 (lyr.) (mostly in adjurations, nēton Apollō, etc.), “ApollōnaPl.Lg.624a, freq. later, Agatharch.7, etc.: voc. “ApollonAlc.1, A.Th.159(lyr.), Cratin.186, etc.; “ApollōnA.Ch.559; cf. Apellōn, Aploun.
II. Pythag. name of a number, Porph
Whatever WE want to do it is unwise: Instead, understand what God wants.

Eph. 5:18 And be not
drunk with wine, wherein is excess;
        BUT [instead] be filled with the Spirit;
The word SPEAK is the direct opposite of SING or MUSIC.

Eph. 5:19
Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs,
        {BUT} singing and making melody IN your HEART to the Lord;

SPEAKING IS THE BIBLICAL TEXT AND AUDIBLE


Singing speaks of making noise or sounds with the voice or any inanimate thing

Aeidō
, hence of all kinds of vocal SOUNDS, crow as cocks, Pl.Smp..223c; HOOT as owls,
hoi tettiges [LOCUSTS] khamothen asontai
—of other sounds, TWANG, of the bow-string, Od.21.411; whistle, of the WIND through a tree, Mosch.Fr.1.8; ring, of a stone when struck, Theoc.7.26:—prov., prin nenikēkenai adein 'to CROW too soon', Pl.Tht.164c.—Constr.:—a. tini sing to ONEOd.22.346; also, vie with one in singing, sing of, chant,
Aoid-ē
a 5. = eppsdē, spell, INCANTATION, 

PSALLO is never used for musical melody.
Psallō
, fut. In a primary sense:
Pluck, pull, twitch,
ps. etheiran pluck the hair, A.Pers.1062: esp. of the bow-string, toxōn kheri psallousi neuras twang them, E.Ba.784;kenon krotonLyc.1453; ek keraos ps. belos send a shaft twanging from the bow, APl.4.211 (Stat. Flacc.); 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.): metaph., “gunaikas ex andrōn psogos psallei, kenon toxeuma

Eur. Ba. 784 Pentheus

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

Singing speaks of making noise or sounds with the voice or any inanimate thing

Aeidō
, hence of all kinds of vocal SOUNDS, crow as cocks, Pl.Smp..223c; HOOT as owls,
hoi tettiges [LOCUSTS] khamothen asontai
—of other sounds, TWANG, of the bow-string, Od.21.411; whistle, of the WIND through a tree, Mosch.Fr.1.8; ring, of a stone when struck, Theoc.7.26:—prov., prin nenikēkenai adein 'to CROW too soon', Pl.Tht.164c.—Constr.:—a. tini sing to ONEOd.22.346; also, vie with one in singing, sing of, chant,
Aoid-ē
a 5. = eppsdē, spell, INCANTATION, 

PSALLO is never used for musical melody.
Psallō
, fut. In a primary sense:
Pluck, pull, twitch,
ps. etheiran pluck the hair, A.Pers.1062: esp. of the bow-string, toxōn kheri psallousi neuras twang them, E.Ba.784;kenon krotonLyc.1453; ek keraos ps. belos send a shaft twanging from the bow, APl.4.211 (Stat. Flacc.); 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.): metaph., “gunaikas ex andrōn psogos psallei, kenon toxeuma

Eur. Ba. 784 Pentheus

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

THAT IS WHY SINGING AND MELODY ARE IN THE PLACE OF THE HEART.


These are all forms of the inspired text: in Romans 15 "that which is written for our learning." This cannot be done with things that make sounds:

Matthew 26.30
When they had 'hymned" they went out to the Mount of Olives.

Matthew 26.30
  et hymno dicto exierunt in montem Oliveti

Hymnus
, i, m., = humnos, I. a song of praise, a hymn: “hymnus cantus est cum laude Dei,Aug. Enarr. in Psa. 148, 17; Ambros. Expos. Psa. 118, prol. § 3; Lucil. ap. Non. 330, 9; Prud. Cath. 37 praef.; 4, 75: “divinorum scriptor hymnorum, Lact. 4, 8, 14; Vulg. Psa. 60 tit.; id. Matt. 26, 30.

Psalm 60
A teaching poem by David, when he fought with Aram Naharaim and with Aram Zobah, and Joab returned, and killed twelve thousand of Edom in the Valley of Salt.

There is no SINGING involved in hymning:

Dīco
to say, tell, mention, relate, affirm, declare, state; to mean, intend (for syn. cf.: for, loquor stands for the Gr. eipein pros tina,
THAT CHRISTIANS ARE DISCIPLES AND DISCIPLES ARE STUDENTS OF CHRIST AND NOT CEREMONIAL LEGALISTS.
Eph. 5:26 That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word,
Eph. 5:26WEB That he might sanctify and cleanse it
        with the washing of water
        [INTO] the word,   (In Verbo, En, Eis)
        Into Converto , epistles of a writer, to be occupied in,  Into
        Philo-sophos Love of educatioon, an academy Philo-mathes or Philo-Logos
              OPPOSIITE of A. master of one's craft, adept, expert, of diviners, musicians
                                  Parapaion Khelon (play the harp, Hieron Melon (Melody in a religious shrine).
                                  A quibbler, cheate, one who gave lessons FOR MONEY.
                                  Fides (not faithful to the community) but Fides (faithful to Apollon)
IN VERBUM
Discourse, conversation, Oral by word of mouth urnio plura verbo quam s
                cripturā mandata dedimus,   In eccl. Lat. as a translation of logos,
LOGOS
Opposite PATHOS (personal experiences), Opposite folly, Opposite reasoning, deliberation,
Logos OPPOSITE to
Epagoge
bringing in AIDS, alurement, enticement, incantations, oppositeof human reasoning, leading into captivity
Example  [364c] any misdeed of a man or his ancestors, and that if a man wishes to harm an enemy,at slight cost he will be enabled to injure just and unjust alike, since they are masters of spells and enchantments1 that constrain the gods to serve their end.
And for all these sayings they cite the poets as witnesses, with regard
to the ease and plentifulness of vice, quoting:“ Evil-doing in plenty a man shall find for the seeking;

1 In Laws 933 D both are used of the victim with epōdais, which primarily applies to the god.
Cf. Lucan, Phars. vi. 492 and 527.


Epode
song sung rto or over, hence, enchantment, spell, charm, pharmaka (sorcery Rev 18:23)

Isa 44:17 And the residue thereof he maketh a god, even his graven image:

        he falleth down unto it, and worshippeth it, and prayeth unto it,
        and saith, Deliver me; for thou art my god.
Logos is opposite poetry, meter, metron
        WEB  In ENDUO denotes either rest or motion within or into a place or thing; being clothed with,
          
    Washing of water into:
    Enduô assume the person on, enter, enter the contest, entering into the mind,
                 Inducted into the writings. into a family,
Darryl Tippens: Singing builds community like nothing else, as Don Saliers points out: In our present North American cultural context, the singing assemblies in our churches. . .are among the very few remaining places where words and music actually form human beings into a communal identity. . . . [W]hen people meet to worship, public singing still offers formation in a shared identity. This identity flows out of an ancient story that continues to take on new life, in words and tunes that speak today. It gives voice to individual people in praise, lament, and need, but it does not leave them isolated, surrounding them instead with a great choir.

Reading the many texts which define the purpose of the synagogue or ekklesia there is a warning specificially against people using the hypocritic arts who are able to DIVERT the community to  their own purposes.  For instance, Ephesians 4 is not Unity In Diversity but Paul defining the gifted leaders who are to SILENCE the cunning craftsmen knowing perfectly that the COMMUNITY BUILDING by deception was dangerous.

Eph 4:11 And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers
WHY?
Eph 4:12 For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ: The Word EDIFY means EDUCATE: Romans 15 says you speak "that which is written" using one MIND and one MOUTH to educate.
Eph 4:14 That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, 
        and carried about with every wind of doctrine,
        by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness whereby they lie in wait to deceive;
-Fluctuo  fluctus, to move in the manner of waves, i. e. to wave, rise in waves, undulate, to move to and fro, be driven hither and thither
I. Trop., to be restless, unquiet, uncertain, doubtful; to rage, swell; to waver, hesitate, vacillate, fluctuate,  Oratio II. In partic., formal language, artificial discourse,
-Oratio E. A prayer, an address to the Deity (eccl. Lat.): “respice ad orationem servi tui,Vulg. 3 Reg. 8, 28: “per orationes Dominum rogantes,id. 2 Macc. 10, 16: “pernoctans in oratione Dei,id. Luc. 6, 12.—Also absol., prayer, the habit or practice of prayer: “perseverantes in oratione,Vulg. Act. 1, 14: “orationi instate,id. Col. 4, 2; cf. Gell. 13, 22,
CHURCH MUST EXCLUDE ALL OF THE CUNNING CRAFTSMEN.

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

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

1Cor. 3:18 Let no man deceive himself. If any man among you

        seemeth to be wise in this world,
        let him become a fool, that he may be wise.
1Cor. 3:19 For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God.
        For it is written, He taketh the wise in their own craftiness.
1Cor. 3:20 And again, The Lord knoweth the thoughts of the wise, that they are vain.


-Sophia
 A. cleverness or skill in handicraft and art, as in carpentry, tektonos, hos rha te pasēs eu eidē s. Il.15.412; of the Telchines, Pi.O.7.53; entekhnos s., of Hephaestus and Athena, Pl.Prt.32 1d; of Daedalus and Palamedes, X.Mem.4.2.33, cf. 1.4.2; in music and singing, tekhnē kai s. h.Merc.483, cf. 511; in poetry, Sol.13.52, Pi.O.1.117
Nothing has been so deliberately destructiive of community as the heresy of "musical worship teams."  If up to 1/2 of a congregations flees from Babylon how can anyone say that it builds community.

PREACHING the Word by READING the Word is the only Christ-ordained way to EXCLUDE those who can bewitch with music.

This binds EVERYONE to the Alpha Male. It in fact forces people to believe what is being preached and sung. By definition anything from human imagination is only evil continuelly.


THAT'S WHAT HITLER TAUGHT AND PRACTICED: Mein Kampf VI
The mass meeting is also necessary for the reason that in it the individual, who at first while becoming a supporter of a young movement, feels lonely and easily succumbs to the fear of being alone, for the first time gets the picture of a larger community, which in most people has a strengthening, encouraging effect.
The same man, within a company or a battalion, surrounded by all his comrades, would set out on an attack with a lighter heart than if left entirely on his own.

In the crowd he always feels somewhat sheltered,
even if a thousand reasons actually argue against it.
But the community of the great demonstration not only strengthens the individual, it also unites and helps to create an esprit de corps. The man who is exposed to grave tribulations, as the first advocate of a new doctrine in his factory or workshop,
absolutely needs that strengthening which lies in the conviction of being a member and fighter in a great comprehensive body.
And he obtains an impression of this body for the first time in the mass demonstration. When from his little workshop or big factory, in which he feels very small,
he steps for the first time into a mass meeting and has thousands and thousands of people of the same opinions around him, when, as a seeker, (Als Suchender.' A Wagnerian phrase, which Hitler was apparently determined to use at all costs)
he is swept away by three or four thousand others into the mighty effect of suggestive intoxication and enthusiasm,
when the visible success and agreement of thousands confirm to him the rightness of the new doctrine and for the first time arouse doubt in the truth of his previous conviction -
then he himself has succumbed to the magic influence of what we designate as 'mass suggestion.'
The will, the longing, and also the power of thousands are accumulated in every individual. The man who enters such a meeting doubting and wavering leaves it inwardly reinforced: he has become a link in the community.
The National Socialist movement must never forget this and in particular
it must never let itself be influenced by those bourgeois s who know everything better, but who nevertheless have gambled away a great state including their own existence and the rule of their class.
BUT, the church is for TEACHING the Word of Christ only.

The Binding is to the Alpha Male and not to Christ.

Luke 12:8 Also I say unto you, 
        Whosoever shall confess me before men,
        him shall the Son of man also confess before the angels of God:
Homologeo (g3670) hol-ol-og-eh'-o; from a comp. of the base of 3674 and 3056; to assent, i.e. covenant, acknowledge: - con- (pro-) fess, confession is made, give thanks, promise.  
homolog-eô
I. agree with, say the same thing
II. correspond, agree with, whether of persons or things
2. agree to a thing, grant, concede
(ho. en tini Ev.Matt.10.32 appears to be an Aramaism ; ho. eph' hamartiais LXX Si.4.26 )
Mt.10:32 Whosoever therefore shall confess me before men, him will I confess also before my Father which is in heaven.
3. agree or promise to do, make an agreement, come to terms
H. Bamfort Parkes notes that: "When tribes grew too large for effective co-operation (and inbred), they often became subdivided into smaller kinship groups (clans, sibs, gentes) which continued to regard each other as close allies. Government was exercised by individual chieftains assisted by councils of elders" (p. 26).

"In this fashion evey common tribal interest--the recurrence of the seasons, the increase of the food supply, successful hunting--was likely to become embodied
in some regularly repeated ceremony, which usually included group dancing, singing, and feasting Besides enabling men to express, and thereby to allay, ANGER and ANXIETY, such ceremonies also promoted tribal UNITY and strengthened the loyalty of the individual to TRIBAL TRADITION,
for the emotional excitement they aroused had the effect of breaking down the barriers between individuals
and thus fusing all tribesmen into a collective whole. Meanwhile, whole systems of magical devices were gradually elaborated." (Parkes, p. 29)

'Certain members of a tribe, marked out either by unusual skills or by some emotional abnormality, ususally became particularly adept at these operations, and gradually assumed specialized functions. RELEASED from the duty of hunting, and concentrating on the practice of MAGIC, the shaman, SORCERER, or medicine man was the world's first professional." (Parkes, p. 29).

"The development both of religion and of the arts can be traced back in a continuous line to the hunting era. The group ritual of the primeval tribesmen were the origin not only of all religious ceremonial, but also of the drama and of poetry and music, while magic gave birth to the visual arts." (Parkes, Henry Bamford, On Gods and Men, p. 30).

"Awed by the mysteries of his own spirit no less than by those of nature, primitive man was likely to attribute to divine influence any abnormal emotional state, whether above or below the usual level. Medicine men customarily went into states of trance in which they were believed to be in communication with the gods, and many tribes supposed lunatics and sexual deviants to be divinely possessed.

"Like most primitive peoples, the Israelites had always believed in inspiration, interpreting any disturbance of normal consciousness and self-control as due to spiritual agencies. During their early history, as can be seen from stories in the books of Judges and Samuel, not only the rhapsodic utterances of priests and poets but also the babblings of maniacs were attributed to a divine spirit.

Prophecy gradually became professionalized, and the schools of prophets, who had developed techniques for the deliberate inducement of states of derangement

by means of music and dances and of alcohol and possibly other drugs, earned money by helping peasants to find lost articles, performing miraculous cures, and advising kings about the will of Jehovah. This tradition seems to have been stronger in the northern kingdom,

where the orgiastic fertility cults were more deeply rooted; its rulers apparently mantained large bodies of hired ecstatics to encourage their subjects with suitably propitious oracles on the eve of a war or some other moral cricis.

"Among more sophisticated persons it was recognized that many of the prophets were merely lunatics and that their utterances were misleading; but the popular assumption of divine guidance was not readily abandoned." (Parkes, Henry Bamford, Gods and Men The Origins of Western Culture, p. 106, Knopf)

Fool also called JESTER, a comic entertainer whose madness or imbecility, real or pretended, made him a source of amusement and gave him license to abuse and poke fun at even the most exalted of his patrons. Professional fools flourished from the days of the Egyptian pharaohs until well into the 18th century, finding a place in societies as diverse as that of the Aztecs of Mexico and the courts of medieval Europe.

Often deformed, dwarfed, or crippled, fools may have been kept for luck as well as for amusement, in the belief that deformity can avert the evil eye and that abusive raillery can transfer ill luck from the abused to the abuser. Fool figures played a part in the religious rituals of India and pre-Christian Europe, and, in some societies, such as that of Ireland in the 7th century BC, they were regarded as being inspired with poetic and prophetic powers.

The raillery of the fool and his frequent ritual association with a mock king suggest that he may have originated as a sacrificial scapegoat substituted for a royal victim.

A resemblance between the sacrificial garments of ancient ritual and the costume of a household jester in the Middle Ages--coxcomb, eared hood, bells, and bauble, with a motley coat--has been noted.

Darryl Tippens: Emotion, Instruction, Action

Music moves us in more ways than one.
Not only does it stir our emotions; it can also prompt us to make life-altering decisions (as in the case of Augustine and Lamott). The force of hymns is often extraordinary because, when we sing, body, emotion, and intellect are mysteriously connected. Great Christian hymns are effective because they implant the truths of the faith in our hearts, not just in our heads.

Hymns are prayers: they were never sung: Paul commanded that we SPEAK hymns: Jesus spoke A hymn.

That's not a fact: music is filtered to the Right (feminine) hemisphere and is processed only on its emotional content. The mind--as applaude---is deliberately kept busy trying to lock on to all of the tones and overtones. The Right, intellectional or spiritual hemisphere is bypassed so tht there is no LOGOS or rational discernment.
If therefore the whole church be come together into one place, and all speak with tongues,
        and there come in those that are unlearned,
        or unbelievers, will they not say that ye are
mad? 1Co.14:23

Mainomai
(g3105) mah'ee-nom-ahee; mid. from a prim. mao, (to long for; through the idea of insensate craving); to rave as a "maniac": - be beside self (mad)

Sophocles, Oedipus Tyrannus. line 708

[513-862][708] math' k.t.l.: learn that thou canst find no mortal creature sharing in the art of divination.

soi ethic dat.: estin echon = echei ( Eur. Supp. 427 ti toutôn estin ou kalôs echon;: technês. partitive gen. The gods have prescience (498); but they impart it to no man, --not even to such ministers as the Delphian priests. Iocasta reveres the gods (647): it is to them, and first to Apollo, that she turns in trouble (911). But the shock which had befallen her own life, --when at the bidding of Delphi her first-born was sacrificed without saving her husband Laius--has left a deep and bitter conviction that no mortal, be he priest or seer, shares the divine foreknowledge.

In the Greek view the mantis might be

(1) first, the god himself, speaking through a divinely frenzied being in whom the human reason was temporarily superseded (hence the popular derivation of mantikê from mania: Plat. Tim. 71e mantikên aphrosunêi theos anthrôpinêi dedôken: oudeis gar ennous ephaptetai mantikês entheou kai alêthous: this was much the same as the Egyptian belief, Hdt. 2.83 mantikê de autoisi ôde diakeetai. anthrôpôn men oudeni proskeetai hê technê, tôn de theôn metexeteroisi.

Plato, Timaeus [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 divinatio 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

aphrosunê , , ( [aphrôn] ) A.folly, thoughtlessness,

-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 bakkheiasPl.Smp.218b.

-Mantikos

-Plat. Sym. 197a If Apollo invented archery and medicine and divination, it was under the guidance of Desire and Love; so that he too may be deemed a disciple of Love as likewise may the

Commentary 

Erōtos...sophian . sophian is here predicate (against Rückert) and stands for sophias ergon.
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 A., Rohde Psyche II. pp. 56 ff.

Prophêt-ês A. one who speaks for a god and interprets his will to man, Dios p. interpreter, expounder of the will of Zeus, 2. title of official keepers of the oracle at Branchidae, b. in Egyptian temples, member of the highest order of the clergy, priest, 3. interpreter, expounder of the utterances of the mantis [Mad Women Corinth]

Mantis diviner, seer, prophet Pythian priestess, 3. Adj., toude manteôs chorou [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.

II. the ode sung at one of these festive processions,

Prophet of the WINE BOWL. Pi.N.9.50;

Speaking of raving: that was normally the opinion of rhetoricians and musicians: The Jewish Encyclopedia says that the people of their day would see modern singing as SCREECHING and SCREAMING: that falsetto thingy again.

"I have often seen a man (actor)-- and have been amazed to see, 
        and the amazement has ended in contempt,
        to think how he is
one thing internally,
        but outwardly
counterfeits what he is not--

giving himself excessive airs of daintiness and indulging in all sorts of effeminacy;
        somethines
darting his eyes about;
        sometimes
throwing his hands hither and thither,
        and raving with his face smeared with mud (sweat, spit and dust);
        sometimes personating Aphrodite (
female), sometimes Apollo (male);
        a
solitary accuser of all the gods, an epitome of  
        superstition, a vituperator of heroic deeds, an
actor of murders, a chronicler of adultery,
        a storehouse of madness, a teacher of cynaedi,
        an instigator of capital sentences;--
                and yet such a man i
s praised by all.
Philippians 3:2 Beware of dogs, beware of evil workers, beware of the concision.
Philippians 3:3 For we are the circumcision, which worship God in the spirit, and rejoice in Christ Jesus, and have no confidence in the flesh.
But I have rejected all his falsehoods, his impiety, his practices,--in short, the man althogether.
        But you are led captive by such men,
        while you revile those who do not take a part in your pursuits
.

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
doctrines,
              or, like us, give up yours." (Tatian to the Greeks, Ante-Nicene, Vol. II, p. 75).
Darryl TippensThey rehearse the stories of Scripture. In word and sound we experience Gethsemane, the cross, and the resurrection. We remember our sinfulness, our need for redemption, our duty to our neighbor, and the promise of eternal life.
        In a time when people have a diminished capacity to absorb long sermons,
       
hymns stand ready to offer important inspirational and didactic service to the church,
        as they have done for millennia.

Music rehearses the simple human imagination: That's why God's imagination provided no command, example or inference that mankind can IMPROVE His Word by singing which deceives.

Music, in fact is the CAUSE of actual brain rewiring so that it CANNOT grasp complex prose.

That is why all music which bypasses the left or spiritual hemisphere is called SORCERY.  It is exactly MUSIC which had radically altered the brains so that people CANNOT process a simple sentence. The REMEDY is not to feed the drug addict with more drugs but to be A School of Christ where the absolute command was to:
Acts 15:21 For Moses of old time hath in every city
        them that preach him,
        being read in the synagogues every sabbath day.
WHY NOT JUST STOP THE NEVER-COMMANDED SERMONS WHICH HAVE THE SAME FEMININE CHARACTER AS MUSIC?

Darryl Tippens: It's worth noting that the first piece of written English (of which we have a record) is a hymn. English literary history began when, in the seventh century, an Anglo-Saxon songwriter named Caedman composed a hymn telling the story of creation, which was used to bring pagans to faith.

Now let me praise the keeper of Heaven's kingdom,
The might of the Creator, and his thought,
The work of the Father of glory, how each of wonders
The Eternal Lord established in the beginning.
He first created for the sons of men
Heaven as a roof, the holy Creator,
Then Middle-earth the keeper of mankind,
The Eternal Lord, afterwards made,
The earth for men, the Almighty Lord.


Not likely to hallucinate about a
trinity of gods or fall into lust for the praise singer.

Darryl Tippens:   And joy from heart to heart.Given the power of song to shape belief and move people to action, we should pay close attention to content. That which we sing, we tend to believe.13 This can be a very good thing. In a theologically shallow environment, singing may redeem an otherwise impoverished service Good sentimental effeminate stuff: but it is NOT what Christ taught and Peter left for our only teaching resource.

William Bradbury's stirring music and Joseph Swain's touching lyrics trumped the sermon of the day, for what we sing and feel in our hearts remains with us far longer than what we receive through passive listening.14 So it has always been, for hymns are "active theology."15 According to Don E. Saliers, "the continuing worship of God in the assembly is a form of theology. In fact it is ‘primary theology.' Worship. . . is a theological act."16

The ONLY worship concept in the synagogue or Church in the wilderness, by Jesus, Paul, Peter and centuries of church scholarship was to GIVE HEED to that which is written for our learning.

Paul understood the capacity of hymns to impart core spiritual truths. When he wished to encourage Christians to live sacrificial lives, he didn't limit his discourse to reasoned argument. Instead, he appealed to people's memory of worship, citing a familiar hymn, the great "Carmen Christi" or Song of Christ (Philippians 2:5-11). 

That denies the only clear proof that God sent His Christ (Word, Righteousness, Grace) into Jesus of Nazareth whom HE MADE TO BE both Lord and Christ. That repudiates the anti-christian view of a three family member godhead.

This is Prose: it is not a Carmen Christi (vocal and instrumental music, enchantment or sorcery): it is teaching the PROPHETIC message: In retrospect Jesus of Nazareth is called Christ Jesus because the ONE GOD the Father made him to be both lord and Christ.
Philippians 2:5 Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus:
Philippians 2:6 Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God:
Philippians 2:7 But made himself of no reputation,
        and took upon him the form of a servant,
        and was made in the likeness of men:
Philippians 2:8 And being found in fashion as a man,
        he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death,
        even the death of the cross.
Philippians 2:9 Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him,
        and given him a name which is above every name:
Philippians 2:10 That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow,
        of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth;
Philippians 2:11 And that every tongue should confess
        that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.


Acts 2:36 Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly,
        that God
        hath made that same Jesus, whom ye have crucified,
        both Lord and Christ.

On other occasions the great missionary-evangelist quoted poetry or hymns to illustrate his message and move his readers or listeners to act (Ephesians 5:14;

The MUSIC word Tippens and others want to drive you into ecstasy or MANIA has led him to misse the OUTLAWING of instrumental music (so called).



1 Timothy 3:16;

Paul taught by Jesus Christ made the prophecies more certain.  You cannot SING this if your life depended on it. The way to understand the LOGOS is to READ it or SPEAK it and think about it.

1Timothy 3:16 And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory.


Acts 17:28).
Acts 17:23 For as I passed by, and beheld your devotions, I found an altar with this inscription,
        TO THE UNKNOWN GOD. Whom therefore ye ignorantly worship, him declare I unto you.
Acts 17:24 God that made the world and all things therein,
        seeing that he is Lord of heaven and earth,
        dwelleth not in temples made with hands;
It is demonic deception to say that God commanded the Temple, animal sacrifices or the Levites as instrumental soothsayers.  Acts 7 proves that it was the "rejoicing" which duped the people into musical idolatry at Mount Sinai.
Acts 17:25 Neither is worshipped with men’s hands, as though he needed any thing, seeing he giveth to all life, and breath, and all things;
It is demonic deception say that you can worship with your own Scribe's hands composing something to replace the Word including songs and sermons.  You are NOT worshiping God when you point your hands, raise your arms, clap your hands or pick or beat on "instruments of delusion."
Acts 17:26 And hath made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth, and hath determined the times before appointed, and the bounds of their habitation;
This is the ONLY worship Concept:
Acts 17:27 That they should seek the Lord, if haply they might feel after him, and find him, though he be not far from every one of us:
Hebrews 11:6 But without faith it is impossible to please him:
        for he that cometh to God must believe that he is,
        and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.

It is Satanic to say that music of any kind can LIFT you into the presence of God or bring God down to be USED as witchcraft.

Acts 17:28 For in him we live, and move, and have our being; as certain also of your own poets have said, For we are also his offspring.
Acts 17:29 Forasmuch then as we are the offspring of God,
        we ought not to think that the Godhead is like unto gold,
        or silver, or stone, graven by art and man’s device.
Acts 17:30 And the times of this ignorance God winked at;
        but now commandeth all men every where to repent:

That denies the only clear proof that God sent His Christ (Word, Righteousness, Grace) into Jesus of Nazareth whom HE MADE TO BE both Lord and Christ. That repudiates the anti-christian view of a three family member godhead.

If you connected this PROSE TEACHING to the Prophecy and fulfilment you would not be an ANTICHRIST by teaqching the neo-pagan view that God is THREE PERSONS or people.


This is not a song: Paul is reminding them to submit as the Christ (Rock, Word) of God became personified in the form of a slave.  Carmen includes singing and also playing instruments.

Hebrews 10:1 For the law having a shadow of good things to come,
        and not the very image of the things,
        can never with those sacrifices which they offered year by year
         continually make the comers thereunto perfect.
Hebrews 10:2 For then would they not have ceased to be offered?
        because that the worshippers once purged should have had no more conscience of sins.
Hebrews 10:3 But in those sacrifices there is a remembrance again made of sins every year.
Hebrews 10:4 For it is not possible that the blood of bulls and of goats should take away sins.

Hebrews 10:5 Wherefore when he cometh into the world,

        he saith, Sacrifice and offering thou wouldest not, but a body hast thou prepared me:
Hebrews 10:6 In burnt offerings and sacrifices for sin thou hast had no pleasure.
Hebrews 10:7 Then said I, Lo, I come (in the volume of the book it is written of me,)
        to do thy will, O God.
Hebrews 10:8 Above when he said, Sacrifice and offering and burnt offerings and offering for sin thou wouldest not, neither hadst pleasure therein; which are offered by the law;
Hebrews 10:9 Then said he, Lo, I come to do thy will, O God.
        He taketh away the first, that he may establish the second.
Hebrews 10:10 By the which will we are sanctified
        through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.
Hebrews 10:11 And every priest standeth daily ministering

        and offering oftentimes the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins:
Hebrews 10:12 But this man, after he had offered one sacrifice for sins for ever,
        sat down on the right hand of God;
This is the revealed Word of God and not a song which as poetry implicates such writers not allowed to write true history but myths or fables: Jewish Fables.
Philippians 2:5 Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus:
Philippians 2:6 Who, being in the form of God,
        thought it not robbery to be equal with God:
Philippians 2:7 But made himself of no reputation,
        and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men:
Philippians 2:8 And being found in fashion as a man,
        he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.
Philippians 2:9 Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him,
        and given him a name which is above every name:
Philippians 2:10 That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow,
        of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth;
Philippians 2:11 And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord,

        to the glory of God the Father.
Philippians 2:12 Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed,
        not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence,
        work out your own salvation with fear and trembling.
HYMNS ARE PRAYERS: HYMNS WERE RECITED TO BE UNDERSTOOD AND NOT TO MAKE UP FOR SIMPLE SIMONS.

Darryl TippensComfort and Community:
Singing is vitally important to spirituality because it builds community. We have seen how Anne Lamott found consolation and community in the music. When the church in ancient Milan suffered persecution, Augustine reports that Ambrose's hymns provided encouragement and hope to the oppressed believers. The fact is that when a congregation sings "Be Still My Soul," "Listen to Our Hearts," or "When Peace Like a River," it is mysteriously consoled and nourished in the same way spirituals comforted oppressed African-Americans in the days of slavery.

The Christian Ekklesia or Synagogue is NOT a community or Commune: the church is A School of Christ where individuals find community in speaking the same things or "that which is written for our learning" Rom 14.  A community (commune) demands an Alpha Male and everyone is communed into the views of that one mind who builds GROUP MENTALITY
Romans 15:3 For even Christ pleased not himself; but, as it is written,
        The reproaches of them that reproached thee fell on me.
Romans 15:4 For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning,
         that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope.
Romans 15:5 Now the God of patience and consolation grant you to be likeminded
        one toward another according to Christ Jesus:
Romans 15:6 That ye may with one mind and one mouth glorify God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.

1Corinthians 1:10 Now I beseech you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ,
        that ye all speak the same thing,
         and that there be no divisions among you;
        but that ye be perfectly joined together
         in the same mind and in the same judgment.
Ephesians 4:16 From whom the whole body
        fitly joined together and compacte
d by that which every joint supplieth,
        according to the effectual working in the measure of every part,
        maketh increase of the body unto the edifying [educating}of itself in love.

Rubel Shelly and 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 of 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 read and interpreted--a sort-of correspondence course in salvation.

Just as identity in Christ is always COMMUNITY identity, our reading of Scripture becomes a COMMUNITY READING as well.

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

we lay aside INDIVIDUAL interpretations precisely because they are inevitably argumentative and divisive.

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

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

So we listen to the voices of scholarship just as we listen to the child who intuitively hears what God is saying in a particular story.
Darryl Tippens: James Baldwin expresses the power of gospel music in an old-fashioned revival:
As the singing filled the air the watching, listening faces underwent a change, the eyes focusing on something within; the music seemed to soothe a poison out of them; and time seemed nearly to fall away from the sullen, belligerent, battered faces, as though they were fleeing back to their first condition, while dreaming of their last.17
History is certain that this is a manifestation of Voodoo connected to the music of snake handlers and poison drinkers. This showed up during the Second Great American Awakening.

"Where there is no music, the spirit will not come." This West African proverb daily greets the divinity students in the Introduction to Preaching course taught by Brad R. Braxton, Assistant Professor of Homiletics and Biblical Studies at Wake Forest University. Explained Braxton, "fundamentally, in African American worship, music serves the role of conjuring God's spirit...

When Black folks get together, they don't necessarily assume that God is there or that the conditions are ripe for God's presence to be manifest.

But rather, the conditions have to be made ready through fervent prayer and soul-stirring music. So, music creates the conditions for a meaningful encounter with God." Trevón D. Gross, Vice President for Programs and Partnerships of the American Bible Society (New York), says it another way,

"it is through music that we ascend and God descends."
"Agreeing with the sentiment expressed by Gross, Cunningham asserts that churches exclusively using a hymnal can have a rousing worship experience

facilitated by traditional gospel music. "You can take Because He Lives from the hymnal and make a person shed a lot of tears." How true. Lisa R. Foeman

"The transfer of these West African tribal traditions to the slave fields, railways, and rivers of the southern U.S. was of advantage to oppressed and oppressor alike,

the slave obviously taking solace in the cultural memory of his own collective past, the slaveowner encouraging work songs in the

same spirit as an infantry general might approve of military bands-
for the stimulus they gave to work rate.

Many of the early examples of primitive vocal jazz relate closely to the labours being performed, and the content of the lyrics is a reminder that not only the cotton plantations but also the levees and railroads of the Deep South were created and maintained by slave labour. Click for More.

"And Euripides does likewise, in his Bacchae, citing the Lydian usages at the same time with those of Phrygia, because of their similarity:

But ye who left Mt. Tmolus (Sardis was on this mt.), fortress of Lydia,
revel-band of mine, women whom I brought from the land of barbarians as my assistants and travelling companions,

There are, it may be, so many kinds of voices in the world, and none of them is without signification. 1 Corinthians 14:10

Therefore if I know not the meaning of the voice, I shall be unto him that speaketh a barbarian, and he that speaketh shall be a barbarian unto me. 1 Corinthians 14:11

uplift the tambourines native to Phrygian cities, inventions of mine and mother Rhea.

And again, happy he who, blest man, initiated in the mystic rites, is pure in his life, . . . who, preserving the righteous orgies of the great mother Cybele, and brandishing the thyrsus on high, and wreathed with ivy, doth worship Dionysus.

Come, ye Bacchae, come, ye Bacchae, bringing down (double entendre) Bromius, (boisterous one) god the child of god, out of the Phrygian mountains into the broad highways of Greece.

"Come Holy Spirit, come, make us truly new creatures in Christ"

However, the ASSEMBLY is for reading and discusing the Word of God. Then, everyone has 165 or so hours left in the week to do all of the singing the wish: but, asks Jesus, "Could ye not tarry with me for one hour."

We showed above that all forms of music create spiritual anxiety: that is the laded burden Jesus can to destroy:
in some regularly repeated ceremony, which usually included group dancing, singing, and feasting.

Besides enabling men to express, and thereby to allay, ANGER and ANXIETY, such ceremonies also promoted tribal UNITY and strengthened the loyalty of the individual to TRIBAL TRADITION for the emotional excitement they aroused had the effect of breaking down the barriers between individuals  and thus fusing all tribesmen into a collective whole. Meanwhile, whole systems of magical devices were gradually elaborated." (Parkes, p. 29)
1Timothy 4:6 If thou put the brethren in remembrance of these things, thou shalt be a good minister of Jesus Christ, nourished up in the words of faith and of good doctrine, whereunto thou hast attained.
1Timothy 4:7 But refuse profane and old wives’ fables, and exercise thyself rather unto godliness.
1Timothy 4:8 For bodily exercise profiteth little: but godliness is profitable unto all things, having promise of the life that now is, and of that which is to come.
1Timothy 4:9 This is a faithful saying and worthy of all acceptation.
1Timothy 4:10 For therefore we both labour and suffer reproach, because we trust in the living God, who is the Saviour of all men, specially of those that believe.
1Timothy 4:11 These things command and teach.
1Timothy 4:12 Let no man despise thy youth;
        but be thou an example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity.
THE COMMAND FOR THE ASSEMBLY ABSOLUTELY OUTLAWS ANY OF THE PERFORMING ARTISTS-HYPOCRITES
1Timothy 4:13 Till I come, give attendance to [public] reading, to exhortation, to doctrine.

GIVE ATTENTION

erkhomai
Il.13.256,
2.
c. acc. loci, come to, arrive at 4. c. dat. pers., come to, i.e. come to aid or relieve one, rare in Hom., IV. c. fut. part., to denote the object,
2.
in Hdt. like an auxiliary Verb, erkhomai ereōn, phrasōn, I am going to tell, 1.5,3.6, al.
1.
es logous erkhesthai tini come to speech with, Hdt.6.86.a', S.OC1164 cod

Latin
: tendo (tenno ), A. To direct one's self or one's course; to aim, strive, go, travel, march, tend, bend one's course in any direction (class.).  (b).  To exert one's self, to strive, endeavor b. In partic., to exert one's self in opposition, to strive, try, endeavor, contend

Hebrews 11:6 But without faith it is impossible to please him:
        for he that cometh to God must believe that he is,
        and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.


THE PUBLIC READING OF SCRIPTURE


Anagignōskō
, later anagi_nōskō :
Pass., ta biblia ta anegnōsmena books read aloud, hence, published, opp. ta anekdota, Lycon ap.D.L.5.73.
Matthew 28:18 And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying,
        All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.

Matthew 28:19 Go ye therefore, and [1] teach all nations,
        [2] baptizing them in the name [Jesus] of the Father, and of the Son,
        and of the Holy Ghost:
Matthew 28:20 [3] Teaching them
        to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you:
        and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.

"Although the sermon was not an essential part of the synagogue service, the translation and explanation of the Scripture lesson was a step in the direction of a preaching service. There is evidence that an exposition of the lesson formed a part of the Sabbath afternoon service. In earliest times the sermon seems to have been connected with the reading from the Prophets. Anyone able to instruct might be asked to preach (Acts 13:15). The preacher spoke from a sitting position on an elevated place (Luke 4:20). (Pfeiffer, p. 63).

Luke 11:49 Therefore also said the wisdom of God,
        I will send them prophets and apostles,
        and some of them they shall slay and persecute:
Ephesians 2:20 And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets,
        Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone;
 

"The word that is employed for this "anaginosko, anagnosis) is the technical term for the cultic reading aloud of the Old Testament in the synagogue. By applying this terminology to the reading of his own epistles he not only ascribes the same authority to the apostolic word as to the Old Testament writings...he also combines a quotation from the Old Testament with a word of Jesus and introduces the whole with the familiar formula: 'for the Scripture says.'" (Ridderbos, Hermon, Paul, an Outline of His Theo., Eerdmans, p. 483)

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


The Qahal, Synagogue or Church of Christ in the wilderness was

INCLUSIVE of Rest, Reading and Rehearsing the Word.
EXCLUSIVE of vocal or instrumental rejoicing

"With the victory of Christianity and the development of the service came a soaring of the sermon. Preaching became more frequent, being employed even during the week and during fast seasons in some places daily. As the Church during that period assimilated more and more Greco-Roman culture, the sermon developed para passu. The most noted Christian preachers had not seldom been educated in the rhetorical schools of the heathen, and employed in their sermons the rule of rhetoric and the artistic effects taught there, and polish became almost an end, often giving more brilliancy than warmth. The hearers came to look for esthetic satisfaction rather than for edification, leaving after the sermon and before the Eucharist." (The New Schaff-Herzog Religious Encyclopedia, Preaching, p. 150, Period 300-450 A. D.).

Anagn-ōsis , eōs, ,
A. recognition, Hdt.1.116.
2. reading, Pl.Euthd.279e, Arist.Po.1462a17 (prob. l.), Rh.1414a18, etc.: pl., Aristeas 283.
b. reading aloud, Hp.Vict.2.61, Sor.1.49, Act.Ap.13.15, SIG959.8 (Chios), D.T.642.11: in pl., public readings, Pl.Lg.81ce; “-ōseis theō poioumenos BCH31.351 (Delos).

Latin
: lectĭo , ōnis, f. lego.
I. A gathering, collecting.
B. In partic., a picking out, selecting: “judicum,Cic. Phil. 5, 6, 16. —
II  A reading, perusal; a reading out, reading aloud.
B. 
Transf. (abstr. pro contr.), that which is read, reading, text (post-class.): “lectio tamen docet, eo tempore solitos, etc.,Macr. S. 7, 7, 5: “haec sunt quae lectio pontificalis habet,id. ib. 7, 13, 11 fin.: “juris lectiones,passages of the laws

CHRIST
THE PARACLETE PROVIDES THE GOD-GIVEN COMFORT

para-klēsis
, eōs, ,
A. calling to one's aid, summons, hoi ek paraklēseōs sugkathēmenoi a packed party in the assembly, D.18.143.
2. imploring, appealing, tinos of or on the part of one, Th.4.61 ; deprecation, suggnōmēs dei kai p. Str.13.1.1.
3. invocation of gods, Iamb. Myst.4.3 (pl.).
4. demand, request, PGrenf.1.32.7 (pl., ii B.C.), etc.; kata-sin on demand, PLond.3.1164d10 (iii A. D.).
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, Isoc.1.5 ; “p. tōn politōn pros aretēnAeschin.1.117 ; “tēn tēs sōphrosunēs paraklēsin . . autous parakeklēkaId.2.180 ; “axiōseiskai-klēseisPlb.1.67.10.
III. consolation, LXX Is.30.7 , Na.3.7, Ep.Hebr.6.18,

For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope. Rom 15:4

Now the God of patience and consolation grant you to be likeminded one toward another according to Christ Jesus: Rom 15:5

That ye may with one mind and one mouth glorify God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. Rom 15:6

Docazo (g1392) dox-ad'-zo; from 1391; to render (or esteem) glorious (in a wide application): - (make) glorify (-ious), full of (have) glory, honour, magnify.

GIVING ATTENTION TO DOCTRINE

di^daska^l-ia , ,

A. teaching, instruction, Pi.P.4.102, Even.1, Hp.Lex2, X.Cyr.8.7.24, Pl.R.493b, etc.; d. poieisthai, c. acc. et inf., Th.2.42; d. parekhein serve as a lesson, ib.87; ek d., opp. ex ethous, Arist.EN1103a15.
2. elucidation, Id.Po.1456b5.
3 . official instructions, PLips.64.24 (iv A. D.); pros didaskalian for information,
IF you are a school of MUSIC then you teach MUSIC.

Latin: doctrīna , ae, f. doctor, Opposite Natura

I. teaching, instruction (class.; cf.: litterae, artes, disciplina, praecepta, scientia, humanitas).
A.
Object., the knowledge imparted by teaching, i. e. science, erudition, learning: “est unum perfugium doctrina ac litterae,
B.
Subject., the habit produced by instruction, principle: “mala studia malaeque doctrinae,Cic. Leg. 2, 15 fin.: “neque id fecit naturā solum, sed etiam doctrinā,Nep. Att. 17, 3.

THE ONLY COMMANDED RESOURCE

1Timothy 4:14 Neglect not the gift that is in thee,
        which was given thee by prophecy, [teaching]
        with the laying on of the hands of the presbytery.
1Timothy 4:15 Meditate upon these things;
        give thyself wholly to them;
        that thy profiting may appear to
all.
1Timothy 4:16 Take heed unto thyself,
        and unto the doctrine; continue in them:
        for in doing this thou shalt both save thyself, and them that hear thee.
  THE SOUND LEVEL OF CONGREGATIONAL SINGING PRODUCES DECIBEL POISONING.

Quintus Horatius Flaccus, Hor. S. 1.2 Bad men, when they avoid certain vices, fall into their opposite extremes.

The tribes of female flute-players,1 quacks, vagrants, mimics, blackguards;2 all this set is sorrowful and dejected on account of the death of the singer Tigellius; for he was liberal [toward them]. On the other hand, this man, dreading to be called a spendthrift, will not give a poor friend [5] wherewithal to keep off cold and pinching hunger.

1Ambubaiarum , "Women who played on the flute." It is derived from a Syrian word; for the people of that country usually excelled in this instrument. “Pharmacopolae is a general name for all who deal in spices, essence, and perfumes

2Mendici, mimae, balatrones . The priests of Isis and Cybele were beggars by profession, and under the vail of religion were often guilty of the most criminal excesses. Mimae were players of the most debauched and dissolute kind; and balatrones, in general, signifies all scoundrels, buffoons, and parasites, who had their name, according to the old commentator, from Servilius Balatro. “Balatrones hoc genus omne”, for omne hoc balatronum genus, is a remarkable sort of construction.
6Togata . A prostitute. Women of this kind were obliged, when they went abroad, to wear a robe, called toga. The resemblance of it to the robe worn by men, made it a mark of infamy.

The Agora where Jesus consigned the pipers, singers and dancers as unfit for the ekklesia (church)

circumfora-neus adj. [circum + forum] , around the forum, about the market - place: aes, debts (at the bankers). -- Frequenting markets: pharmacopola. 

And the sorcerer is:

"Applied to Persian priests or astrologers of Babylon. Pharmakos (g5333) an adjective signifying "devoted to magical arts," is used as a noun, "a sorcerer," especially one who uses drugs, potions, spells, enchantments, Rev 21:8, in the best texts (some have pharmakeus) and 22:15" Vine

Pharmakon  3. enchanted potion, philtre: hence, charm, spell,
3. enchanted potion, philtre: hence, charm, spell, Od.4.220 sq., Ar.Pl.302, Theoc.2.15, PSI1.64.20 (i B. C.); “pharmakois ton andr' emēnen Ar.Th.561; toiauta ekhō ph. such charms have I, Hdt.3.85, cf. Apoc.9.21.
4. poison, S.Tr. 685, E.Med.385; “piein to ph. Antipho6.15, Pl.Phd.57a, 115a; “pharmaka esbeblēkenai es ta phreataTh.2.48; “ph. dēlētēriaSIG37 A 1 (Teos, v B. C.); “toxikon ph.
2.
c. gen. also, a means of producing something, “ph. sōtēriasId.Ph.893; “mnēmēs kai sophias ph.Pl.Phdr.274e; hupomnēseōs ib.275a, cf. 230d; “athanasiasAntiph.86.6; “hēsukhiasArist.Pol.1273b23; ph. manias, of the oil applied to wrestlers, D.L.1.104.
Sophia , Ion. -, , prop. A. cleverness or skill in handicraft and art,
in 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, etc.; in driving, Pl. Thg.123c; in medicine or surgery, Pi.P.3.54; in divination, S.OT 502
Rev. 18:22 And the voice of harpers, and musicians, and of pipers, and trumpeters, shall be heard no more at all in thee; and no craftsman, of whatsoever craft he be, shall be found any more in thee; and the sound of a millstone shall be heard no more at all in thee;
Rev. 18:23 And the light of a candle shall shine no more at all in thee; and the voice of the bridegroom and of the bride shall be heard no more at all in thee: for thy merchants were the great men of the earth; for by thy sorceries were all nations deceived.
Darryl Tippens: Sacred song tells our story and, somehow, makes it all right. In the music we recite "the tale of how we suffer, and how we are delighted, and how we may triumph. . . ."18

BUT, the assembly is to tell the story of Jesus and how He suffered and Triumphed!
The assembly is not about MY TALES which are PROHIBITED along with music by the word LOROS.

Music is vital to faith because it is a primary aid to memory. Hearing a song from our childhood can instantly catapult us to a precise location and moment – when we were singing in church, on a mission trip, on a retreat, or in the school choir. This mnemonic power is all to the good because spirituality presupposes, indeed demands, vivid recollection.

That would be nice but churches have no intention of using the COMMANDED RESOURCE which no one changed until after Constantine. During the assembly if you "worship" you will be giving attention to the Word (only) of Christ (only) and not taking astrial journeys.

The Command is to use one mind and one mouth to teach that which is written for our learning: if people sang WHAT was to be remember rather than sing for 20 years and not know the words for ANY SONG.

Darryl Tippens
: Ennio Morricone's score greatly amplifies the story of eighteenth-century missionaries to the Guarani Indians of South America. Through panpipes, drums, unusual rhythms, and hymn-like chanting, Morricone conveys a story of sin, suffering love, tragic sacrifice, and redemption. During a time of particular stress I recall listening to this score over and over, sensing the undercurrents of pain, pathos, and devotion in the melodies. I drew strength and courage from this music, as it seemed to invite me to be strong, hold on, and be faithful. From Morricone I could see that even "secular" music can serve a spiritual purpose. I have friends who report the same power in classical, jazz or contemporary Christian music. All sorts of music can minister to us in all sorts of ways.

Problems and Solutions
Humility and Flexibility

Precisely because music is so important, we should not be surprised that anxiety is often aroused when a congregation contemplates changes in its worship. As we sort through the changes, everyone concerned needs an extra measure of patience and humility.


From the garden of Eden, to Nimrod, to all of the Babylonian tablets and history of musicology, the fact is that MUSIC creates spiritual anxiety: Jesus died to remove the laded burden and burden laders.

Nasa (h5347) accept, advance, arise, (able to, [armour], suffer to) bear (-er, up), bring (forth), burn, carry (away), cast, contain, desire, ease, exact, exalt (self), extol... utterly, wear, yield

Airo (h142) ah'ee-ro; a prim. verb; to lift; by impl. to take up or away; fig. to raise (the voice), keep in suspense (the mind); spec. to sail away (i.e. weigh anchor); by Heb. [comp. 5375] to expiate sin: - away with, bear (up), carry, lift up, loose, make to doubt, put away, remove, take (away, up).

The burden in Greek includes:

Phortizo (g5412) for-tid'-zo; to load up (as a vessel or animal), figurative: to overburden with ceremony or spiritual anxiety: - lade, be heavy laden. (Lots of "invoices")

Phoros (g5411) for'-os; from 5342; a load (as borne,) i.e. (fig.) a tax (prop. an individ. assessment on persons or property; whereas 5056 is usually a gen. toll on goods or travel): - tribute.

epôidos , on, epaidô

A. singing to or over, using songs or charms to heal wounds, epôidoi muthoi Pl.Lg.903b .
b. Subst.,
enchanter, e. kai goês E.Hipp. 1038 (but goês e. Ba.234): c. gen., a charm for or against,
c. c. dat.,
assisting, profitable,
2. Pass.,
sung to music, phônai Plu.2.622d ; fit for singing, poiêtikên e. parechein S.E.M.6.16 .

2. epôidos, ho, verse or passage returning at intervals, in Alcaics and Sapphics, D.H.Comp.19 ; chorus, burden,

SEE HOW MUSIC CREATES AN INJECTION OF DRUGS: IT IS NOT WORSHIP.

Uses of the epic 3 of 15

The main function of poetry in heroic-age society appears to be

to stir the spirit of the warriors
to heroic actions by praising their exploits and those of their illustrious ancestors,
by assuring a
long and glorious recollection of their fame, and by supplying them with models of ideal heroic behaviour.

One of the favorite pastimes of the nobility in heroic ages in different times and places has been to gather in banquet halls to hear heroic songs,

in praise of famous deeds sung by professional singers as well as by the warriors themselves.

Heroic songs also were often sung before a battle, and such recitations had tremendous effect on the morale of the combatants. Among the Fulani (Fulbe) people in The Sudan, for instance, whose epic poetry has been recorded, a nobleman customarily set out in quest of adventures accompanied by a singer (mabo), who also served as his shield bearer.

The singer was thus the witness of the heroic deeds of his lord, which he celebrated in an epic poem called baudi.

The Power of Music

7. Sue Hallam concludes that "(while) there is little hard evidence regarding the extent to which music directly influences self-directed behaviour, we do know that music can influence our moods and some aspects of our behaviour in ways which may be outside our conscious awareness." She then embarks on a fascinating summary of the neurological aspects of musical processing.

Thus music can be experienced physiologically (eg changes in heart rate); through movement; through mood and emotion; and cognitively (through knowledge and memories).

The fact that music is processed in many ways and has physical, emotional and cognitive effects may, in Sue Hallam's view, be the key to its power.

THAT'S WHY THE REAL APPARENT CHANGE DENIES THE POWER OF THE WORD AND IS CALL WITCHCRAFT OR SORCERY.

The array of styles of church music is vast, yet most of us have been exposed to only a very limited spectrum. Thousands of hymns have been written over the last two thousand years, and only a few of these are known to us.
         If we turn to the Bible for guidance,
        we find that it never prescribes musical styles or particular hymns.
        Styles change, and no single era has an exclusive claim on musical excellence.



THAT'S TRUE: THERE IS NOT A COMMAND, EXAMPLE OR REMOTE INFERENCE IN GOD'S WORD ABOUT CONGREGATIONAL SINGING WITH OR WITHOUT INSTRUMENTS

We noted above that Jesus EXAMPLED Speaking A hymn, once in a year and then WENT OUT to suffer and die:
Matthew 26.30  et hymno dicto exierunt in montem Oliveti

There is no SINGING TUNEFULLY involved in hymning:

Dīcoto say, tell, mention, relate, affirm, declare, state; to mean, intend (for syn. cf.: for, loquor stands for the Gr. eipein pros tina,
    Opposite Epos 1. song or lay accompanied by music, 8.91,17.519. b. generally, poetry, even lyrics 5. celebrate, of poets, “Aiantos bian
  1. That which is written for our learning is the PRESCRIBED resource.
  2. None of it is metrical and cannot therefore be sung tunefully.
  3. The direct command is to SPEAK and Logos is the opposite of poetry or music.
  4. That is why no one was so uninformed that they imposed singing as LITURGY until pagan priests came in after Constantine.
The resource is commanded, the method of presentation is commanded, it is a sin to violate either one and proof that people intend to use music to "make the lambs dumb before the slaughter."
(Kenneth Latourette, A History of Christianity, p. 760).
In Gnostic circles religious poetry arose to compete with the Old Testament Psalms. Some Catholics therefore distrusted the composition of hymns after this pattern, on the ground that they might smack of heresy. Yet from at least the second century hymns were written by the orthodox which, like their Gnostic counterparts, employed the forms of Greek poetry...

Until near the end of the fourth century, in the services of the Catholic Church
only the Old Testament Psalms and
the
hymns or canticles from the New Testament were sung:

the other hymns were for personal family, or private use.
Gradually
there were prepared versical paraphrases of the Psalms, hymns
with lines of equal length, and hymns which were acrostic." (Latourette, Christianity. p. 207).
From Ephraim the Syrian and Aphrahat the Persian Sage

To Ephraim pertains the high and unique distinction of having originated-or at least given its living impulse to-
a new departure
in sacred literature; and that, not for his own country merely, but for Christendom.

From him came, if not the first idea, at all events the first successful example,
of making song an essential constituent of public worship,
and an exponent of theological teaching;
and from him it spread and prevailed through
the Eastern Churches
, and affected even those of the West.

To the Hymns, on which chiefly his fame rests, the Syriac ritual in all its forms owes much of its strength and richness;
and to them is largely due the place which Hymnody holds throughout the Church everywhere.  And hence it has come to pass that, in the Church everywhere,  he stands as the representative Syrian Father, as the fixed epithet appended to his name attests-"
       
Ephraim the Syrian,"-the one Syrian known and reverenced in all Christendom.

From a few lines of Proba's work can be seen the problems with this approach: little of what was created could justifiably be placed alongside the great works of the past, and since that was an implicit target the failure to meet it was embarrassingmore pressingly, such Christianisations did not appeal to the highly educated, who preferred to read the imitated originals,
        and did not appeal to Christians who would not otherwise have read the originals,
        who needed something written to
their own culture and not to that of a past elite.
This kind of imitation had its brief flourishing at the time of the emperor Julian, who forbade Christians to teach pagan works, but had no lasting effect.

Hymnody developed systematically, however, only after the emperor Constantine legalized Christianity (AD 313); and it flourished earliest in Syria, where the practice was possibly taken over from the singing by Gnostics and Manichaeans of hymns imitating the psalms. The Byzantine Church adopted the practice; in its liturgy, hymns maintain a much more prominent place than in the Latin liturgy; and Byzantine hymnody developed complex types such as the kanon and kontakion (qq.v.; see also Byzantine chant). Saint Ephraem--a 4th-century Mesopotamian deacon, poet, and hymnist--has been called the "father of Christian hymnody." Britannica Online

In the West, St. Hilary of Poitiers composed a book of hymn texts in about 360. Not much later St. Ambrose of Milan instituted the congregational singing of psalms and hymns, partly as a counter to the hymns of the Arians, who were in doctrinal conflict with orthodox Christianity. In poetic form (iambic octosyllables in four-line stanzas), these early hymns--apparently sung to simple, possibly folk melodies--derive from Christian Latin poetry of the period. By the late Middle Ages trained choirs had supplanted the congregation in the singing of hymns. Although new, often more ornate melodies were composed and many earlier melodies were elaborated, one syllable of text per note was usual. Some polyphonic hymn settings were used, usually in alternation with plainchants, and were particularly important in organ music

Congregational singing in the liturgy was re-established only during the Reformation, by the Lutheran Church in Germany.

The early chorale (q.v.), or German hymn melody,
was unharmonized and sung unaccompanied,
although harmonized versions,
used by varying combinations of choir, organ, and congregation,
appeared later. 

Swiss, and later, French, English, and Scottish Calvinism promoted the singing of metrical translations of the psalter (see psalmody), austerely set for unaccompanied unison singing. English and Scottish Protestantism admitted only the singing of psalms. English metrical psalms were set to tunes adapted from the French and Genevan psalters. These were fairly complex melodies written on French metres. The English psalter used only a few metres, and the custom of singing each psalm to its “proper” tune was soon replaced by the use of a few common tunes. The common metre 8, 6, 8, 6 (the numbers give the number of syllables in each line), a form of English ballad metre, remains the archetypal English hymn metre.
Darryl Tippens: Every age has its forgettable tunes and inadequate lyrics as well as its masterpieces, but even the mediocre ones may be vehicles of faith for some.

That denies Christ and His Word which is the only Power to Salvation:
Romans 10:14 How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed?
        and how shall theybelieve in him of whom they have not heard?
         and how shall they hear without a preacher?
Romans 10:15 And how shall they preach, except they be sent? as it is written,
        How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things!
Romans 10:16 But they have not all obeyed the gospel. For Esaias saith, Lord, who hath believed our report?
Romans 10:17
So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.
Romans 10:18 But I say, Have they not heard? Yes verily, their sound went into all the earth, and their words unto the ends of the world.
Romans 10:19 But I say, Did not Israel know? First Moses saith, I will provoke you to jealousy by them that are no people, and by a foolish nation I will anger you.
Should we try to raise the general quality of music in worship? Yes, certainly. Excellence in music, as in all things, is a desirable goal. If music is as remotely important in spiritual formation as I am claiming, then training excellent music leaders makes sense. Perhaps the day is not far off when congregations will
        devote as much attention to worship music
        as they do to the preaching or youth programs.
        How much better would our worship be if we asked a few basic questions like these:


ALL PAGANS BELIEVED THAT MUSIC HAD A MORAL EFFECT: NIMROD AND HIS TEAM OF WOMEN COULD "REGENERATE MORALS THROUGH EXTERNAL MEANS."

Nimrod - Babylonian - Musical Worship Teams
Ethos , A. custom, habit, e. to prosthe tokēōn  Just your traditions

Ethos    If you "lade burdens" as burden laders your character is not moral.  If you "create mental anxiety" through the performing arts then your character is HABITUAL or TRADITIONAL but it is not moral.

 A.
an accustomed place: hence, in pl., haunts or abodes of animals, “meta t' ēthea kai nomon hippōnIl.6.511; [“suas erxan kata ēthea koimēthēnaiOd.14.411;
 Accustomed place (traditionalism)
beltiōn tēs poleōs to ē. D.20.14; esp. moral character, OPPOSITE. dianoia, Arist.EN1139a1; as the result of habit,to pan ē. dia ethosPl.Lg.792e,
Plat. Laws 790e  they use a kind of crooning noise; and thus they literally cast a spell upon the children (like the victims of Bacchic frenzy) by employing the combined movements of dance and song as a remedy.
Athenian
Both these affections are forms of fright; and frights are due to a poor condition of soul. So whenever one applies an external shaking
Plat. Laws 7.790dCorybantism” is a technical term for a state of morbid mental excitement (cp. “tarantism”) derived from “Corybantes,” the name given to the frenzied worshippers of Bacchus.
Plat. Laws 7.791a  to affections of this kind, the external motion thus applied overpowers the internal motion of fear and frenzy, and by thus overpowering it, it brings about a manifest calm in the soul and a cessation of the grievous palpitation of the heart which had existed in each case.  the Bacchants, who are awake, it brings into a sound state of mind instead of a frenzied condition, by means of dancing and playing, with the help of whatsoever gods
katerg-azomai , III. work at, practise, “allēn meletēn k.Pl.Ti.88c.
in pass. sense, “aretē apo sophiēs katergasmenēHdt.7.102.
2. c. acc. pers., make an end of, finish, kill,
Aretē  b. of the gods, chiefly in pl., glorious deeds, wonders, miracles
of God, “doxa kai a.2 Ep.Pet.1.3: in pl., glories, Thgn.30, Pi.N.10.2, al.;
n LXX freq. of the praises of God,
Sophia  A. cleverness or skill in handicraft and art, in 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  

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

For me the Muse tends her mightiest shaft of courage. Some men are great in one thing, others in another; but the peak of the farthest limit is for kings. Do not look beyond that! [115] May it be yours to walk on high throughout your life, and mine to associate with victors as long as I live, distinguished for my skill among Greeks everywhere.

Kronos , ho, Cronos, KAIROS
2.  ho tou K. (sc. astēr) the planet Saturn, Id.Metaph.1073b35, Mu.392a24, 399a11; so later Kronos, ho, Placit.2.32.1, Cleom.2.7; tou K. hēmera Saturday, D.C.37.16.

Hes. Th. 137
Hail, children of Zeus! Grant lovely song... But afterwards she lay with Heaven and bore deep-swirling Oceanus, Coeus and Crius and Hyperion and Iapetus, [135] Theia and Rhea, Themis and Mnemosyne and gold-crowned Phoebe and lovely Tethys. After them was born Cronos the wily, youngest and most terrible of her children, and he hated his lusty sire.

Astēr , ho, gen. eros: dat. pl.
II. metaph. of illustrious persons, etc., “phanerōtaton aster' AthēnasE.Hipp.1122 (lyr.); “Mousaōn astera kai Kharitōn
2. “ēthōn te kai pathōn mimēsisD.H.Pomp.3; “to ē. praosPl.Phdr.243c: less freq. in dat., agoraios ē. Thphr.Char.6.2, “
d. dramatis persona, eisagei andra ē gunaika ē allo ti ē. Arist.Po.1460a11, al.
Agoraios  A. in, of, or belonging to the agora, Zeus A. as guardian of popular assemblies
Hermēs A. as patron of traffic but = traders (i.e. sutlers), Ael.Tact.2.2:—hence, the common sort, low fellows
2. of things, vulgar, agoraios public speaker, drawn by Ammon.
Mim-ēsis , eōs, , A. imitation, II. representation by means of art, Pl.Sph.265b, R.598b, al.; esp. of dramatic poetry, Arist.Po.1447a22, al. III. generally, proper to the agora, skilled in, suited for forensic speaking,
Daimōn , “daimonTheoc.2.11, ho, , god, goddess, of individual gods or goddesses, (while theos denotes a God in person),
2. the power controlling the destiny of individuals: hence, one's lot or forlune.  I will deal thee fate, i.e. kill thee,
personified as the good or evil genius of a family or person,
Musta^gōg-os , on, (mustēs, agō)
A. introducing or initiating into mysteries, IG5(1).1390.149 (Andania, i B.C.), Plu.Alc.34, etc.
2. generally, teacher, guide, “biouMen.550, cf. Him.Or.15.3.
3. in Sicily, = periēgētēs, cicerone, esp. at temples, Cic.Verr.4.59.132.
Pathos  [Logos is opposite to poetry, music or your personal experiences]
V. Rhetoric emotional style or treatment,
to sphodron kai enthousiastikonpathos poieinArist. Rh.1418a12; pragmata p. ekhontaPlu.2.711e, etc.: pl., “pathē diestōta hupsousLongin.8.2.
II. of the soul, emotion, passion (“legō de pathē . . holōs hois hepetai hēdonē ē lupēArist.EN1105b21), sophiē psukhēn pathōn aphaireitai

Enthousi-astikos
A. inspired,phusisPl.Ti.71e; Especially by music, Arist.Pol.1340a11; “ e. sophiadivination, Plu.Sol.12; “e. ekstasis excitement, Pl.Phdr. 263d:

II. Act., inspiring, exciting, of certain kinds of music, Arist.Pol.1341b34; “nosēmata manika kai e.” p. “-ōtera, akousmataPl.Ep. 314a.
Sophia A. cleverness or skill in handicraft and art, as in carpentry, tektonos, hos rha te pasēs eu eidē s. Il.15.412; of the Telchines, Pi.O.7.53; entekhnos s., of Hephaestus and Athena
In 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
Sēmainō  3.  of the Delphic oracle, “oute legei oute kruptei alla sēmaineiHeraclit.93; so of omens, X.Mem.1.1.2, etc.; “s. en tois hieroisId.An.6.1.31;
2.  In war or battle, give the signal of attack, etc., Th.2.84, etc.; in full, “s. salpiggiAnd.1.45, X.An. 4.2.1,
STRIKE THE FLAG IN THE EKKLESIA
Darryl TippensThe Wild, Heroic Ride to Heaven

It is possible that the quest for the ideal hymn perfectly performed could obscure the goal of meeting God in worship.

Matt. 11:25 At that time Jesus answered and said, I thank thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth,
        because thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent,
        and hast revealed them
unto babes.

The wise are the "doctors of the Law" and the "crooked race" pointing to the skolion musicians in the symposium

Sophos
A. skilled in any handicraft or art, clever mantisId.Th.382; “oiōnothetas  Interpreter of signs.
poets and musicians, Pi.O.1.9, P.1.42, 3.113; en kithara s. E.IT1238 (lyr.), cf. Ar.Ra.896


Sophizo
practise an art, Thgn.19, IG12.678; play subtle tricks, deal subtly, etc.; ouden sophizomestha toisi daimosi we use no subtleties in dealing with the gods, E.Ba.200;
E.Ba.200
Teiresias
[200] We mortals have no cleverness in the eyes of the the gods. Our ancestral traditions, and those which we have held throughout our lives, no argument will overturn, not even if some craftiness should be discovered by the depths of our wits.  Will anyone say that I do not respect old age, [205] being about to dance with my head covered in ivy? No, for the god has made no distinction as to whether it is right for men young or old to dance, but wishes to have common honors from all and to be extolled, setting no one apart.

Matt. 11:26 Even so, Father: for so it seemed good in thy sight.
Matt. 11:27 All things are delivered
        unto me of my Father:
        and no man knoweth the Son, but the Father;
        neither knoweth any man the Father, save the Son,
        and he to whomsoever the Son will reveal him
.

YOU CAN GO AND LISTEN TO THE SPEAKERS AND MUSICIANS AND BE ENSLAVED.


Or, you can "go outside the camp" and suffer reproaches and be taught by Jesus Christ through His Word.


Matt. 11:28 Come unto me,
        all ye that labour
        and are heavy laden,
        and I will give you rest.
Matt. 11:29 Take my yoke upon you,
        and learn of me;  
        for I am meek and lowly in heart:
        and ye shall find rest unto your souls.
Matt. 11:30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light
.

Pattern from the Church of Christ in the wilderness onward:

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


Heb. 13:12 Wherefore Jesus also,
        that he might sanctify the people with his own blood,
        suffered without the gate.
Heb. 13:13 Let us go forth therefore unto him without the camp,
        bearing his reproach.

Camp
Parembole drawing up in battle oder, insertion of men in ranks, company of soldiers,  SOLDEIER'S QUARTERS or barracks Plb. 6.29.1 Phb. 6.31The Camp Marketplace.

Agora
business of the agora public speaking, to trade in the market, selling of "biblion" paper, documents, selling of scriptures.  Meeting for games Pi.N.3.14: metaphormurmēkōn a.Luc. Icar.19: prov., theōn a. 'Babel', Suid., etc.

Pi.N.3.14
Queenly Muse, our mother! I entreat you, come in the sacred month of Nemea to the much-visited Dorian island of Aegina. For beside the waters of the Asopus young men are waiting, craftsmen of honey-voiced [5] victory-songs, seeking your voice. Various deeds thirst for various things; but victory in the games loves song most of all, the most auspicious attendant of garlands and of excellence. Send an abundance of it, from my wisdom; [10] begin, divine daughter, an acceptable hymn to the ruler of the cloud-filled sky, and I will communicate it by the voices of those singers and by the lyre. The hymn will have a pleasant toil, to be the glory of the land where the ancient Myrmidons lived, whose marketplace, famous long ago,
Darryl TippensIn the so-called "worship wars" too many people, trapped in futile debates about the "pretty little sounds," have sadly missed "the wild, heroic ride to heaven."

THERE IS NOT A COMMAND, EXAMPLE OR INFERENCE THAT GOD'S PEOPLE WERE EVER ASSEMBLED TO SING AS A CONGREGATION WITH OUT WITHOUT INSTRUMENTS.

THE QAHAL, SYNAGOGUE OR CHURCH OF CHRIST IN THE WILDERNESS EXCLUDES  VOCAL OR

INSTRUMENTAL REJOICING.  Who would dare when God's Word is being taught as the ONLY pattern for any God called assembly.

Music is in fact defined as the Hypocritic art of the Scribes and Pharisees.
 


Darryl Tippens is provost of Pepperdine University and a department editor of New Wineskins. He works with the deans of Pepperdine's five schools on all issues related to the effective planning and management of the university's academic resources. In addition, he is directly responsible for the University's Disability Services Office and the office of the University Chaplain. E-mail him at [darryl.tippens@pepperdine.edu].

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